Okay, from the thread, it looks like this is more based around the movies than the comic books...now, I have a question.
There was a game that I was involved with where we made up characters in the Hellboy comicverse, and took them out on missions (this was after the events of Conqueror Worm, for you who follow the comic books). Would it be alright if I played this character? (Basic idea: character who knows sorcery and wields a sword, and knows a crazy amount of languages - his primary role in the unit was the group's linguist and sorcery expert.) By his age, he would probably be in his 30s or 40s by the time of this story (he was in his teens when he met Hellboy, which is how he got involved with the BPRD). He would know most of the original BPRD staff, and would likely qualify for the "old man" position of the group.