Abraham Sapien returned in Hellboy: The Golden Army. Jones reprised the role, and the creature design was largely kept the same, although lighter color tones and different schemes were used for certain areas of the skin. Although the design was the same, the much larger onscreen presence throughout the film dictated a different approach to the make-up process.
Abraham Sapien first appeared in the Seed of Destruction arc of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy comics — and was featured in Guillermo del Toro’s film adaptations. Abe was the director’s favourite character from the comic series, but despite that he wanted to take a different direction, character-wise: “[he was] completely different from the Abe Sapien in the comics, because I wanted this delicate, beautiful, very sensitive character to juxtapose with Hellboy.”