All these things seem to do is eat, eat, then poop, then eat again
Abraham Sapien, Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Tooth Fairy
Tooth Fairy HellboyA tooth fairy being reanimated by Johann Krauss' teleplasty
Others Tooth-fairy
Binomen Carcharodon calcarea
Average height c. 31 cm (1'01") (unofficial)
Sentience Sentient
Sapience Sapient
Aggressivity Extreme
Language Unnamed
Habitat Black Forest, Germany
Diet Carnivore
Lifespan Unknown
Subspecies None known
Status Least Concern
Behind the Scenes
Universe Hellboy

Tooth Fairies are small, multi-limbed and extremely ferocious aerial predators featured in Hellboy II: The Golden Army. The ones shown in the movie were purchased by Nuada Silverlance at the Troll Market.


Individually, tooth fairies aren't much of a threat; unfortunately, they prefer to travel in swarms. Depending on the size of the swarm, they can quickly overwhelm most creatures. The tooth fairies hail from the Black Forest and feed largely on calcium (flesh, bones, organs and other tissues), and due to its higher concentrations of the mineral, they prefer the teeth (hence their name).

Behavior and sentience

When attacking live prey, they target a victim's teeth first, but will eventually eat the entire body until nothing remains but the fairies' own feces (which confirmed a comment by Abe Sapien). They swarm in great numbers and are capable of overwhelming humanoid targets; stripping them of flesh in a matter of seconds. Despite their savage behavior, they are sentient and capable of intelligent communication among themselves and others (in their distinctive language).