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Henry Hood
Gender Male
Species Human
Occupation Witchfinder
Creator Mike Mignola
First Comic Appearance Hellboy: Darkness Calls #1


Henry Hood was a 17th century English Witchfinder.

HistoryEdit

Between April 1645 and October 1646, Henry Hood was responsible for a series of persecutions and killings over 260 women, whether witches or not, by torture and hanging throughout England. By all accounts, Hood began an honest man before at some point fell into corruption, which ended his life. There are different accounts for Hood's death. One was that it was his greed that turned a mob against him. In another was that he was caught in the company of a witch, who turned out to be a rich man's wife. In the last, but common account that the devil came for Hood. Although each tale ended with Hood's eyes burnt out with copper coins, and was buried alive in an unmarked grave in a forest near Cottingley, where his unrest spirit haunts the woods.

Behind the ScenesEdit

Henry Hood is likely based on the real-life 17th century English witch hunter Matthew Hopkins, who and his associates were responsible for more people being hanged for witchcraft than in the previous 100 years.

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