History Manga / Hellsing

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* RomanticFusion: Pip Bernadotte ends up having his soul merged with the fully awakened vampire Seras after, while dying, he allows her to drink his blood, resulting in him becoming her familiar. While he usually exists inside her and can talk mentally with her he can also be manifested at any time she wills it.
30th Jan '17 8:29:31 AM Morgenthaler
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** Many video game references including manga chapter titles named "Dead Zone", "Age of Empire", "UltimaOnline", "Flash Point", "Franchise/FinalFantasy", "SoldierOfFortune", "OgreBattle", "VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}", "VideoGame/MightAndMagic", "Franchise/{{Castlevania}}", "VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}", and "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]."

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** Many video game references including manga chapter titles named "Dead Zone", "Age of Empire", "UltimaOnline", "VideoGame/UltimaOnline", "Flash Point", "Franchise/FinalFantasy", "SoldierOfFortune", "OgreBattle", "VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune", "VideoGame/OgreBattle", "VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}", "VideoGame/MightAndMagic", "Franchise/{{Castlevania}}", "VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}", and "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]."
12th Jan '17 9:40:48 PM Xtifr
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'''''Hellsing''''' exists as the original manga, which ran from 1997 to 2008 in Young King Ours magazine (released by Creator/DarkHorseComics in North America), an OVA series that follows the plot of the manga (''Hellsing Ultimate''), and a television series (simply ''Hellsing''). The television series and the first three [=OVAs=] were originally released by Geneon before the rights went to Creator/{{Funimation}}. A prequel begun in 2001, ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', focuses on Alucard and a young Walter during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. (Did we mention Alucard is a girl in that prequel?)

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'''''Hellsing''''' ''Hellsing'' exists as the original manga, which ran from 1997 to 2008 in Young King Ours magazine (released by Creator/DarkHorseComics in North America), an OVA series that follows the plot of the manga (''Hellsing Ultimate''), and a television series (simply ''Hellsing''). The television series and the first three [=OVAs=] were originally released by Geneon before the rights went to Creator/{{Funimation}}. A prequel begun in 2001, ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', focuses on Alucard and a young Walter during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. (Did we mention Alucard is a girl in that prequel?)
1st Jan '17 10:32:04 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: And HOW!

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* TemptingFate: [[spoiler:Maxwell]] finds himself surrounded by an army of ghouls, but is relieved when they prove incapable of penetrating the bulletproof glass shielding him. [[spoiler:Then Anderson throws his bayonet through the glass, shattering it and dooming Maxwell]].
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ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: And HOW!
28th Dec '16 1:06:01 PM Morgenthaler
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'''''Hellsing''''' exists as the original manga, which ran from 1997 to 2008 in Young King Ours magazine (released by DarkHorseComics in North America), an OVA series that follows the plot of the manga (''Hellsing Ultimate''), and a television series (simply ''Hellsing''). The television series and the first three [=OVAs=] were originally released by Geneon before the rights went to Creator/{{Funimation}}. A prequel begun in 2001, ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', focuses on Alucard and a young Walter during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. (Did we mention Alucard is a girl in that prequel?)

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'''''Hellsing''''' exists as the original manga, which ran from 1997 to 2008 in Young King Ours magazine (released by DarkHorseComics Creator/DarkHorseComics in North America), an OVA series that follows the plot of the manga (''Hellsing Ultimate''), and a television series (simply ''Hellsing''). The television series and the first three [=OVAs=] were originally released by Geneon before the rights went to Creator/{{Funimation}}. A prequel begun in 2001, ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', focuses on Alucard and a young Walter during UsefulNotes/WorldWar2. (Did we mention Alucard is a girl in that prequel?)
22nd Dec '16 3:44:24 AM Frem3
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* TheAbridgedSeries: Creator/TeamFourStar's WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged.
21st Dec '16 6:26:24 AM Nargrakhan
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* DramaPreservingHandicap: The Vatican is the world's superpower in paranormal suppression, with resources that span across the entire globe and throughout history. Its inability to contain and control the situation in Britain is because the Catholic Church has little influence in the Protestant country, desires to keep a low profile, and political infighting within the Church. They fear Alucard's power as any sane person would, but possess various forbidden assets that can balance the scales, such as regenerators and relics.
21st Dec '16 3:02:24 AM Century
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* IJustWantToBeSpecial[=/=]IJustWantToBeNormal: Beneath all the supernatural trappings of the series, Alucard and Alexander embody both sides of this dichotomy.
18th Dec '16 7:38:44 PM NanoMoose
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Of the more modern story telling trend that becoming a vampire would be "cool," and vampire hunters are just bigots. Hellsing takes repeated, vicious, shots at the patheticness of humans who would willingly, and selfishly, wish to turn themselves into vampires at the expense of others. And states in no uncertain terms that all monsters, regardless of their nature are to be [[KillEmAll sought out and destroyed]].



* DubNameChange: a minimal example with father Alexander Anderson, who in the original Japanese was actually called Alexander Andersen.

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* DubNameChange: a A minimal example with father Alexander Anderson, who in the original Japanese was actually called Alexander Andersen.



* EmergencyTransformation: The series opens with Seras' emergency vamping after [[ShootTheHostage she's shot through the chest to hit the vampire using her as a shield]]. It's ''very'' ambiguous how necessary this was -- Alucard's only question before he opens fire is whether or not she's a virgin, and he asks if she wants to be turned when she's lying on the ground with a punctured lung. He does, at least, hold her hand as she dies in all versions. [[spoiler:It is later revealed the Major was saved from a fatal gunshot of his own by being turned into a cyborg.]]

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* EmergencyTransformation: The series opens with Seras' emergency vamping after [[ShootTheHostage she's shot through the chest to hit the vampire using her as a shield]]. It's ''very'' ambiguous how necessary this was -- Alucard's only question before he opens fire is whether or not she's a virgin, and he asks if she wants to be turned when she's lying on the ground with a punctured lung. He does, at least, hold her hand as she dies in all versions. [[spoiler:It is [[spoiler:It's later revealed the Major was saved from a fatal gunshot of his own by being turned into a cyborg.]]



** It's okay to commit acts of violence, but it damn well better be in the name of God and not in the name of power and pride.[[spoiler: That was when Maxwell went too far in Anderson's eyes]].

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** It's okay to commit acts of violence, but it damn well better be in the name of God and not in the name of power and pride.[[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That was when Maxwell went too far in Anderson's eyes]].



* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Used and abused, to great effect. Played with in most cases as it's not the eyes glowing, but [[ScaryShinyGlasses the glasses]]: Alucard and Anderson.

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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Used and abused, to great effect. Played with in most cases as Sometimes it's not the eyes glowing, but also [[ScaryShinyGlasses the glasses]]: glasses]] in the case of Alucard and Anderson.



* GratuitousGerman: Lots of German and German accents in the English dub; the Major and Rip Van Winkle in particular frequently pepper their speech with German words or even sing entire songs. The accuracy of the pronunciation...varies widely.

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* GratuitousGerman: Lots of German and German accents in the English dub; the Major and Rip Van Winkle in particular frequently pepper their speech with German words or even sing entire songs. The accuracy of the pronunciation... varies widely.



* HomeSweetHome: [[spoiler:"Welcome home, Count". "I'm home, Countess."]]
* HopeSpot: Alucard loves doing this to his opponents before destroying them.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Similar to HopeSpot, Alucard delights in letting an opponent get the upper-hand before showing them that he's '''far''' worse than they are, typically through use of his OneWingedAngel form.

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* HomeSweetHome: [[spoiler:"Welcome home, Count". Count." "I'm home, Countess."]]
* HopeSpot: Alucard loves doing this to letting his opponents think they've won before destroying them.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Similar to HopeSpot, Alucard delights in letting an opponent get the upper-hand before showing them that he's '''far''' ''far'' worse than they are, typically through use of his OneWingedAngel form.



* IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToBeNormal : Beneath all the supernatural trappings of the series, Alucard and Alexander embody both sides of this dichotomy.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial / IJustWantToBeNormal : IJustWantToBeSpecial[=/=]IJustWantToBeNormal: Beneath all the supernatural trappings of the series, Alucard and Alexander embody both sides of this dichotomy.



--> '''Anderson:''' "Hurry, hurry!"

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--> '''Anderson:''' "Hurry, hurry!"Hurry, hurry!



* LastKiss: Pip gives a surprise one to Seras when she's blinded and he's [[spoiler:already dying]].

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* LastKiss: Pip gives a surprise one to Seras when she's [[spoiler:she's blinded and he's [[spoiler:already dying]].



* LighterAndSofter: The Animax Asia english dub has no foul language and swearing like their American counterpart.

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* LighterAndSofter: The Animax Asia english dub has no foul language and swearing like swearing, unlike their American counterpart.



* LightningBruiser: This series actually has ''tiers'' of this. Compared to a normal human, anyone whose either a vampire or a regenerator is one by default, with the most powerful being natural vampires like Alucard and Seras. The "chipped" artificial vampires are very tough, but lack a true vampire's regenerative powers. All vampires are vulnerable to weapons that are blessed or silver ([[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill or even both]]), making them {{Fragile Speedster}}s/{{Glass Cannon}}s against a prepared opponent. However, the more powerful the vampire, the less effect these weapons have, and properly destroying any vampire requires putting such a weapon through its head or its heart.

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* LightningBruiser: This series actually has ''tiers'' of this.''tiers''. Compared to a normal human, anyone whose either a vampire or a regenerator is one by default, with the most powerful being natural vampires like Alucard and Seras. The "chipped" artificial vampires are very tough, but lack a true vampire's regenerative powers. All vampires are vulnerable to weapons that are blessed or silver ([[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill or even both]]), making them {{Fragile Speedster}}s/{{Glass Cannon}}s against a prepared opponent. However, the more powerful the vampire, the less effect these weapons have, and properly destroying any vampire requires putting such a weapon through its head or its heart.



* MaskPower: Averted with Alucard using his powers after losing his shades.



** The Doktor also is about to do this to Rip Van Winkle when she's getting brutally killed by Alucard, but The Major stops him for likely sadistic reasons. Keep in mind that despite this kill switch essentially amounting to ''lighting the individual on fire'', it still would have been a mercy compared to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath how Alucard killed her]].

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** The Doktor also is about to do this to Rip Van Winkle when she's getting brutally killed by Alucard, but The Major stops him for likely sadistic reasons. Keep in mind that despite this kill switch essentially amounting to ''lighting the individual on fire'', it still would have been a mercy merciful compared to [[CruelAndUnusualDeath how Alucard killed her]].



* MistakenForPedophile: In Dear my Master Alucard changed into a younger version of himself to prevent this as if he walked around with Integra as an adult hed be treated like a criminal.
* MindRape: Zorin's specialty. She doesn't hesitate to use it on The Wild Geese and Seras.
** "''[[LampshadeHanging Enough with the mindfucking]]!''"

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* MistakenForPedophile: In Dear my Master Master, Alucard changed changes into a younger version of himself to prevent this as if mistake while he walked around walks with Integra as an adult hed be treated like a criminal.
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* MindRape: Zorin's specialty. She doesn't hesitate to use it on The the Wild Geese and Seras.
** "''[[LampshadeHanging Enough with the this mindfucking]]!''"



* ObiWanMoment: There's quite a few of these, but the most prominent is between Anderson and his students before and after his battle with Alucard. [[spoiler: As he is dying in the latter,]] Anderson tells Heinkel, Yumie, and the rest of Iscariot's soldiers not to cry for him, instead requesting that they say a prayer each night before sleep.

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* ObiWanMoment: There's quite a few of these, few, but the most prominent is between Anderson and his students before and after his battle with Alucard. [[spoiler: As he is dying in the latter,]] Anderson tells Heinkel, Yumie, and the rest of Iscariot's soldiers not to cry for him, instead requesting that they say a prayer each night before sleep.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Major]] is revealed to be an android, a vessel for his soul/will. And in Chapter 94, it was revealed that [[spoiler:Millennium's vampires are created from Mina Harker's remains, who still had Dracula's power dormant inside her after Abraham Van Helsing saved her]]. This means that [[spoiler:all of Millennium's vampires are actually defective clones of Alucard's power]].

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Major]] is revealed to be an android, a vessel for his soul/will.android. And in Chapter 94, it was revealed that [[spoiler:Millennium's vampires are created from Mina Harker's remains, who still had Dracula's power dormant inside her after Abraham Van Helsing saved her]]. This means that [[spoiler:all of Millennium's vampires are actually defective clones of Alucard's power]].



* SmugSnake: '''EVERYONE''' is prone to underestimating Alucard's abilities, except those personally familiar with him. He never, ever cuts them any slack.

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* SmugSnake: '''EVERYONE''' '''Everyone''' is prone to underestimating Alucard's abilities, except those personally familiar with him. He never, ever cuts them any slack.



* SoulEating: Vampires consume the souls of those they kill by draining blood, human or vampire, and keep them on call as "familiars" that can be summoned or expended to power their strongest abilities. [[spoiler: Alucard is nearly impossible to kill because he's eaten millions of souls, towards the end he summons them all as an army. But then he eats Schrodinger and his bizarre quantum-something powers cause him to disappear for decades.]]

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* SoulEating: Vampires consume the souls of those they kill by draining blood, human or vampire, and keep them on call as "familiars" that can be summoned or expended to power their strongest abilities. [[spoiler: Alucard is nearly impossible to kill because he's eaten devoured millions of souls, and towards the end he summons them all as an army. But then he eats Schrodinger consumes Schrödinger and his bizarre quantum-something powers cause him to disappear for decades.]]



--->'''Anderson''': No doubt about it. This -- ''woman''. These people -- who else could be worthy to be our sworn enemies? Our ''archenemies''... What was I supposed to do? Just sit back and watch? We will be the ones who will ''crush'' them! ''We'', are the only ones who ''[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou deserve]]'' to crush them!

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--->'''Anderson''': No doubt about it. This -- ''woman''. These people -- who else could be worthy to be our sworn enemies? Our ''archenemies''... What was I supposed to do? Just sit back and watch? We will be the ones who will ''crush'' them! ''We'', ''We'' are the only ones who ''[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou deserve]]'' to crush them!
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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Lots of 'em]]. Most notably Alucard, Anderson, and Walter.
** BadassBoast: [[spoiler:When Alucard says he'll make Tubalcain Alhambra squeal like a pig.]]
** BadassCreed: Please see Iscariot's chapter-long Pledge of Kickass. Also, Major's famous monologue about war is incredibly badass, being the textbook (if villainous) example of CrazyAwesome.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Integra and Alucard fit this trope the best.
** BadassLongcoat: Over half of the characters wear these.
** BadassNormal: Hellsing's ex-special forces red/mauve shirt field operatives. In hindsight, most of their deaths are avoidable, Alucard just can't seem to be bothered taking down the armies of ghouls which occasionally overwhelm them. Also, Integra vs. Anderson and Millennium mooks. Oh, and don't forget Pip and his Wild Geese!

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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Lots of 'em]]. Most notably Alucard, Anderson, and Walter.
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BadassBoast: [[spoiler:When Alucard says he'll make Tubalcain Alhambra squeal like a pig.]]
** * BadassCreed: Please see Iscariot's chapter-long Pledge of Kickass. Also, Major's famous monologue about war is incredibly badass, being the textbook (if villainous) example of CrazyAwesome.
** * BadassInANiceSuit: Integra and Alucard fit this trope the best.
** * BadassLongcoat: Over half of the characters wear these.
** * BadassNormal: Hellsing's ex-special forces red/mauve shirt field operatives. In hindsight, most of their deaths are avoidable, Alucard just can't seem to be bothered taking down the armies of ghouls which occasionally overwhelm them. Also, Integra vs. Anderson and Millennium mooks. Oh, and don't forget Pip and his Wild Geese!



** LetsGetDangerous: Many, many times, most notably:
*** Walter when he reveals himself to be a RetiredBadass and goes full BattleButler mode, slicing through a squad of mooks with his RazorFloss.
*** When Zorin's army attacks Hellsing, Seras stands on a rooftop with a {{BFG}}. She strikes a {{Badass}} pose and then proceeds to ''shoot them out of the airship''.
*** Integra [[spoiler:pulling herself from a car crash relatively unscathed, decapitating the vampire who attacked her, mocking the rest as weaklings who couldn't bear humanity, and telling them to bring it on so she can kill them]].
*** Anderson trash talking Millennium's mooks before slaughtering them all: "You will not die an easy death, I'LL CUT YOU ALL TO SHREDS! AAAAAAAMEN!"
*** If Alucard's form changes to that of him in a [[HellBentForLeather full-body leather suit]] with waist-length hair, you are even ''more'' screwed, and he will tear you apart with his bare hands.
** SealedBadassInACan: Alucard was sealed in Hellsing Manor's basement dungeon for at least 20 years until Integra released him.
** TookALevelInBadass: Seras. She goes from being terrified of almost anything vampire-related to pancaking a Nazi lunatic's face several meters down a long hallway. Seras even tells Anderson that she's getting stronger all the time and soon probably won't be afraid of anything.


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* LetsGetDangerous: Many, many times, most notably:
** Walter when he reveals himself to be a RetiredBadass and goes full BattleButler mode, slicing through a squad of mooks with his RazorFloss.
** When Zorin's army attacks Hellsing, Seras stands on a rooftop with a {{BFG}}. She strikes a badass pose and then proceeds to ''shoot them out of the airship''.
** Integra [[spoiler:pulling herself from a car crash relatively unscathed, decapitating the vampire who attacked her, mocking the rest as weaklings who couldn't bear humanity, and telling them to bring it on so she can kill them]].
** Anderson trash talking Millennium's mooks before slaughtering them all: "You will not die an easy death, I'LL CUT YOU ALL TO SHREDS! AAAAAAAMEN!"
** If Alucard's form changes to that of him in a [[HellBentForLeather full-body leather suit]] with waist-length hair, you are even ''more'' screwed, and he will tear you apart with his bare hands.


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* SealedBadassInACan: Alucard was sealed in Hellsing Manor's basement dungeon for at least 20 years until Integra released him.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Seras. She goes from being terrified of almost anything vampire-related to pancaking a Nazi lunatic's face several meters down a long hallway. Seras even tells Anderson that she's getting stronger all the time and soon probably won't be afraid of anything.
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