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David Harbour sets his latest Twitter challenge at NYCC

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Oct 7, 2018, 12:54 PM EDT (Updated)

After the Hellboy panel at NYCC today, the cast and crew reconvened on SYFY WIRE’s Live Stage, where David Harbour talked about his latest retweet-driven Twitter challenge. And it may just outdo all those that he's already made good on.

Harbour's made good on a similar promise before, and his other challenges have ranged from getting him to dress up as Eleven to traveling to Antarctica and dance with penguins. Today, Harbour told the crowd that he met a couple who are going to be married in March. Given that they're both huge Hellboy fans, they asked Harbour to marry them. In character. As Hellboy.

"I’ve decided to give them an impossible number of RTs to make that happen," Harbour said, though he's been proven wrong on this a few times before.

"David’s generosity in accepting our challenge is nothing short of the type of heroism one expects from Hellboy, who is always willing to accommodate a monster hunt or pending nuptials in his schedule. Though Hellboy himself didn’t remember his own wedding thanks to a night of binge drinking, we hope that we’ll have a wedding no one can forget," the couple said in a joint statement.

Incidentally, the couple happens to be Carly Lane, a contributing editor for SYFY WIRE'S FANGRRLS, and Spencer Perry, the executive editor for

The real caveat of the deal, however, is the number of retweets Harbour has set, which happens to be a very Hellboy-appropriate amount.

Granted, now that Hellboy creator Mike Mignola has agreed to read a poem at the ceremony, under the condition that Harbour write it, they only need 166K retweets to make this happen.

If this challenge is met, Harbour said that he's "very excited to get the Catholic Church to ordain me as a minister to do that. I think it’s time to bring all people into religion. Like Jesus wanted us to."

Be sure to check out SYFY WIRE’s full coverage of NYCC 2018, including up-to-the-minute news, exclusive interviews, and videos.

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