In order to stop the "industrable" Golden Army, Hellboy challenges Prince Nuada's right to lead it. After a long and grueling battle, knowing that he cannot harm Nuada or he will harm Nuala, too, Hellboy succeeds in pinning him to the ground and removing his crown. As Hellboy returns to Liz and Abe, however, Nuada pulls a dagger, intending to stab Hellboy in the back. Suddenly, Nuada begins to bleed from his chest... Nuala has stabbed herself in the heart. Nuada warns Hellboy that he's going to have to make a choice between supporting humanity or supporting the magical ones, then crumbles into dust. Nuala dies in Abe's arms. Liz melts the crown with her fire before Hellboy can become too enthralled with its power, and the Golden Army soldiers power down. As the "freaks" exit the hiding place of the Golden Army, they see Tom Manning (Jeffrey Tambor) looking for them. One by one, they hand in their gear and tell him that they quit. Even Strauss tells Manning to "suck my ectoplasmic Schwanzstucker." In the final scene, as they walk off together, Liz and Hellboy discuss getting a house in the country with a big yard for the baby to play in. With a smirk on her face, Liz holds up two fingers and says, "Babies."