History Headscratchers / Hellsing

1st May '16 11:19:20 AM LuckyStampede
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*** My understanding is that the Hellsing organization had to fall to a male heir. With an attempted coup in the recent past it was easier to legally change her gender than the organization's bylaws. She is female physically, biologically, and she identifies as female, but legally she is male and she chooses to present so butch as an exaggerated performance like a drag king.

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*** My understanding is that the Hellsing organization had to fall to a male heir. With an attempted coup in the recent past it was easier to legally change her gender than the organization's bylaws. She is female physically, biologically, and she identifies as female, but legally she is male and she chooses to present so butch as an exaggerated performance like a drag king. She is essentially taunting the pompous old men by saying, "I'm a better man than any of you, and I'm a little girl."
1st May '16 11:11:25 AM LuckyStampede
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*** My understanding is that the Hellsing organization had to fall to a male heir. With an attempted coup in the recent past it was easier to legally change her gender than the organization's bylaws. She is female physically, biologically, and she identifies as female, but legally she is male and she chooses to present so butch as an exaggerated performance like a drag king.
29th Mar '16 11:11:40 PM RedAurora
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*If Father Anderson has children, will his abilities (or at least regeneration powers) be passed on to them? Anyone answer???
9th Mar '16 3:18:43 PM Suriko16
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**To add to the post above, it was stated in the series that there is a clear distinction in taken blood as opposed to offered blood. The fact that it appeared as though pip's soul was still very much seperate from Seras' would imply such. Also, it was stated by Alucard in all media that if she were to fully accept herself and drink blood, that it would basically unlock her full potential of being a direct creation of Alucard himself. So it was more than likely a combination of the offered blood and being sired by Dracula himself. The latter is something that all vampire media has played with, The closer to the source, the stronger the power. And once Seras took pip's blood/souk, she effectively accepted her nature.
9th Nov '15 2:05:03 PM SeanRenaud
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* So the level of badass Sera took after drinking from Pip seemed leagues beyond what one could expect from taking a single soul. None of the other vampires in series seemed that powerful, despite eating dozens or hundreds of people at least. So what's the deal? Is it just from being a part of Alucard's bloodline, or is a freely offered soul and blood more potent?


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* So the level of badass Sera took after drinking from Pip seemed leagues beyond what one could expect from taking a single soul. None of the other vampires in series seemed that powerful, despite eating dozens or hundreds of people at least. So what's the deal? Is it just from being a part of Alucard's bloodline, or is a freely offered soul and blood more potent?
** This is a fact that easy to forget in Hellsing. Millennium doesn't have any actual vampires. They have freaks that are very similar to vampires but also different in some key ways. Notably they can only create ghouls, Integra points out that even young children were turned to ghouls. This is important because in Hellsing virgins become vampires not ghouls. Given that Seras was able to immediately and instinctively use Pip as a familiar it seems likely that freaks don't get familiars either. They ''may'' not even get much in the way of special powers. Only Dandyman, Rip and Walter display powers beyond the basics and Walter had his powers prior to trans forming making it possible Dandyman and Rip's powers were something they could already do not something linked to their vampirism.
9th Nov '15 9:30:57 AM FullmetalHeart20
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* So the level of badass Sera took after drinking from Pip seemed leagues beyond what one could expect from taking a single soul. None of the other vampires in series seemed that powerful, despite eating dozens or hundreds of people at least. So what's the deal? Is it just from being a part of Alucard's bloodline, or is a freely offered soul and blood more potent?
4th Nov '15 5:14:07 AM ham-peas
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** I third the satellite identification. If memory serves, Rip's gun is a flintlock rifle, albeit much longer than was ever standard when flintlocks were in use. One of the characteristics of a flintlock mechanism (which was illustrated in the comic and OAVs, surprisingly) is touch-hole exhaust, secondary smoke that escapes the hole on the lock side in addition to that of the muzzle. Between the rifle's length and the touch-hole detail, it's plausible the English could identify the weapon with their (very precise) satellite images. To answer the first question ("Why did they care"), it's a pretty odd detail. It'd make sense if the SAS choppers were shot down by the ''Eagle/Adler's'' heavy artillery, but the fact that they were apparently downed without any of the ship's guns being fired is certainly something they'd want to take note of, if not just because it's so improbable.

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** I third the satellite identification. If memory serves, Rip's gun is a flintlock rifle, musket, albeit much longer than was ever standard when flintlocks were in use. One of the characteristics of a flintlock mechanism (which was illustrated in the comic and OAVs, surprisingly) is touch-hole exhaust, secondary smoke that escapes the hole on the lock side in addition to that of the muzzle. Between the rifle's length and the touch-hole detail, it's plausible the English could identify the weapon with their (very precise) satellite images. To answer the first question ("Why did As for why they care"), cared, it's weird as hell, is why. A carrier's anti-aircraft weapons are its own aircraft, along with maybe its point-defense weapons. Seeing a pretty odd detail. It'd make sense if the SAS choppers were shot carrier shoot down by the ''Eagle/Adler's'' heavy artillery, but the fact that they were apparently downed some helicopters without any using either of the ship's guns being fired those is certainly something they'd want surprising enough to take note of, if not just because it's so improbable.prompt a closer look.
4th Nov '15 5:11:24 AM ham-peas
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** Submarines aren't exactly ''fast''.



*** Yep, and that's not even considering the time it takes for deployment, the fact that all the ship's radar information is operational and fully functional, and it being a British vessel, they probably already know where all of the other nearby British ships are. The ship may also be equipped with countermeasures like depth charges.

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*** Yep, and that's All of Rip's trick shots were against thin-skinned targets she could actually see. If you could see a submerged submarine, what would be the point of it? And sub hulls, while not even considering the time it takes actually armored, are too thick for deployment, the fact that all the ship's radar information is operational and fully functional, and it being a British vessel, small arms fire to have any effect. Aircraft aren't so fortunate.
** Submarines aren't exactly ''fast''.
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they probably already know where all are. Even some ballistic missile submarines (namely the US ''Ohio''-class) have been reported to make better than twenty-five knots submerged, and those are the ''slow'' ones; the last-but-one US class of attack submarine, whose job is specifically to locate and sink both missile subs and surface ships, are reported capable of better than 33 knots submerged. For comparison, the ''Invincible''-class ships, such as ''Eagle'', top out around 28 knots, which means a 688 could overtake without too much trouble. ''Adler'' would've been easy meat for any attack sub which happened to be in the area, and the Atlantic is prime territory both for missile subs on deterrence patrol and for the attack subs whose mission is to be ready to sink those missile subs before they can fire their missiles, in case the balloon ever goes up. On the other nearby British ships are. The ship may also hand, any attack sub which happened to be equipped with countermeasures like depth charges.in position to go after ''Adler'' would still have needed to be told to do so and where to find her, and the command confusion resulting from a devastating invasion, of a country which had had no reason to expect any such thing, very likely made that impossible.



*** When Integra and Walter are discussing strategies, they point out that preparing any kind of naval vessel to attack them would take too long, and they require a quick solution before Millennium starts moving the ship and using it for other unpleasantness (like attacking British or foreign cities).

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*** *** Cost is little object with regard to military assets in wartime, especially assets whose value in the war at hand is at best questionable; while guided missile cruisers, for example, would be of great use against the Millennium zeppelins, an escort carrier whose air wing is designed around anti-surface and anti-submarine missions isn't going to be all that much good.
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When Integra and Walter are discussing strategies, they point out that preparing any kind of naval vessel to attack them would take too long, and they require a quick solution before Millennium starts moving the ship and using it for other unpleasantness (like like attacking British or foreign cities).cities, for which, unlike the anti-Millennium role, its air wing is well suited.
5th Sep '15 1:35:38 AM Snaketooth
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**Well, when Dracula/Alucard fights Anderson in Ultimate VIII, he says '500 years ago, 100 years ago, now you come back to challenge me an awaken me again, my beloved nemesis.' Anderson replies 'Don't even need to ask.' Anderson's clearly confused about that, so it's clear Alucard is assigning multiple people the same role in his mind.
8th Aug '15 6:46:11 PM SeanRenaud
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*** This the correct answer. It's made explicitly before the fight with Dandyman and again before the battle with [[spoiler:Walter]] when Alucard gives Integra a rousing speech about how his guns are locked and loaded but ''she'' has to pull the trigger.
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