History Headscratchers / Hellsing

16th Feb '17 3:38:07 AM ArchmarschalVonLowen
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*** The ones who didn't do the research were some of the translators (not all, imagine that. The version from Spain has her as Lady Hellsing) who used Anime version as basis for translations. It's understandable why they decided that, but I wish they wouldn't have. You see, in the ''actual'' Japanese manga, the only ones addressing Integra as "Sir" (??) were Enrico Maxwell and Alexander Anderson. They did this while they were delivering their insults in Volumes 1 and 2. Hint, people: that 'title' was meant to be an insult. Integra's ''real title'' (as she's addressed most of the time in formal situations) is ? (pronounced kyou), which is gender neutral and roughly means minister of state. Thus, men are called lords and maybe sirs (but it's higher ranked than mere sir knights, we're talking about knights who are secretaries of state); while for women, the title should be translated as ladies or, brace yourselves for the ultimate shocker, ''dames''. Now, the staff in charge of the TV series and the OVA are a different story. Believe it or not, the show is run by the same guy (the producer Ueda), so he takes a couple of liberties with the story. I'm standing up to defend the author because he gets the blame for a glaring oversight of the translators, who were probably using just the fanon to be consistent. Know that in the manga, this Sir mistake is only used as deliberate insult and Integra's real title has nothing to do with that nonsense.

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*** The ones who didn't do the research were some of the translators (not all, imagine that. The version from Spain has her as Lady Hellsing) who used Anime version as basis for translations. It's understandable why they decided that, but I wish they wouldn't have. You see, in the ''actual'' Japanese manga, the only ones addressing Integra as "Sir" (??) were Enrico Maxwell and Alexander Anderson. They did this while they were delivering their insults in Volumes 1 and 2. Hint, people: that 'title' was meant to be an insult. Integra's ''real title'' (as she's addressed most of the time in formal situations) is ? (pronounced kyou), which is gender neutral and roughly means minister of state. Thus, men are called lords and maybe sirs (but it's higher ranked than mere sir knights, we're talking about knights who are secretaries of state); while for women, the title should be translated as ladies or, brace yourselves for the ultimate shocker, ''dames''. Now, the staff in charge of the TV series and the OVA are a different story. Believe it or not, the show is run by the same guy (the producer Ueda), so he takes a couple of liberties with the story. I'm standing up to defend the author because he gets the blame for a glaring oversight of the translators, who were probably using just the fanon to be consistent. Know that in the manga, this Sir mistake is only used as deliberate insult and Integra's real title has nothing to do with that nonsense.
6th Nov '16 9:53:53 AM Artful
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** Anderson is a sworn Catholic priest and takes his responsibilities very seriously. One of the requirements is a vow of celibacy, which means he never had and would never have children.
2nd Oct '16 7:25:37 PM SeanRenaud
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** This is more or less explicitly stated by Alucard. He's lonely. Essentially he saw an excuse that Integra couldn't or at least wouldn't argue with and took it.
10th Sep '16 1:22:30 PM glassbooks
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* Why exactly did Alucard turn Sera? Let's say in that scene of the first OVA, the vampire holding Sera hostage lost his nerve, through Sera to the ground and started running, only to get killed by Alucard. Then Sera would have opened fire on Alucard, would he have just killed her like any other mook or did he have a reason to turn her?
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?
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