Appearing in "The Wild Hunt, Part 7"
- King Arthur
- King Vold
Synopsis for "The Wild Hunt, Part 7"
Hellboy walks through Morgan's castle thinking about what he has learned. He enters Alice's room only to see Vasilisa standing beside Alice sleeping. Vasilisa admonishes Hellboy to be careful. Alice wakes up and asks Hellboy about the sword Excalibur, and why Hellboy did not take it. She asks him if something happened before he came to her house. He remembers the giants, but says nothing. Alice tells Hellboy about her dream. She stood in a room of noble knights waiting, in the center King Arthur stood and told her that she was bound to the sword and that she would be the first to see the new king crowned. She tells Hellboy that all will be ok if he takes the sword.
Hellboy hears howling and leaves Alive. Astaroth appears and tells him it is the wild hunt. The Demon mentions that some think King Vold rides at its head. Hellboy replies that some say it is the Devil, but Astaroth says Satan has been asleep for almost two thousand years. He tells Hellboy that one day he will travel to Hell, kill Satan and claim the crown of Hell. He will take up his father's sword and lead the army of Hell. He will break down the walls of Hell and create a paradise for them on earth.
Hellboy's shadow grows telling him that all this will happen. The shadow wears the crown of Hell and bears the sword of Hell. Hellboy fights his shadow, all the while Astaroth tells him he must take up Excalibur to prevent Nimue's holocaust of blood, and that the one sword will lead him to the other. His shadow grows to enormous size and beats Hellboy. Suddenly fire shoots out of Hellboy and in an instant Astaroth and the Shadow are gone. The fire disappears and Hellboy stands in the smoldering castle.
Appearing in "The Burial of Katherine Baker"
- R.S. Forsythe
- Katherine Baker
Synopsis for "The Burial of Katherine Baker"
In 1667, R.S. Forsythe writes to the Archbishop of York, Richard Sterne in clearing the innocence of the now deceased Henry Hood, the witchfinder, in which involving a Katherine Baker, who was accused of witchcraft in 1646...
Katherine Baker attracted suspicions from neighbors in Haverhill, in which they believed that she caused bad harvest among them while her family prosper. Furthermore, a boy who passed away who she loved, but showed lacked of grief caused enough suspicion in which Katherine was seen visiting the boy in the cemetery beyond town. She was ultimately hanged by Henry Hood and his accomplices.
However, once Hood and his people were leaving, Katherine's entire family blocked their progress and demanded to have her body be bury in with their kin and not in a shallow hole. Hood agreed and lead them to where Katherine was hanged and buried. Upon arriving there, they are shocked to find a mysterious stranger already taking her body out, and angrily demand who he is. The man said he was her father come to take her home, but the girl's father protested that she would come back with him. The stranger said he was more of a father to the girl than the other man, and that he would not abandon her now. Hood, knowing what the man is, recants the bible and eventually impale the stranger with his sword, which he erupted in flames. The man changes into his true form of a demon. The demon relent to not take Katherine Baker's body, but tells everyone that she has done things "far worse than any of you knew." Before disappearing, the demon forewarns Hood that he was making powerful enemies.
Following this, Forsythe narrates that no one on that day doubted Hood's righteousness mission, and what final disposition of Katherine Baker's body was decided by her family is unknown. However, there was no mention in the church records of any Christian burial of Katherine Baker.
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