History Manga / Hellsing

24th Apr '16 5:38:40 PM aye_amber
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** During one of their shoot-outs, Alucard calls Alexander "Judas Priest", which is a reference [[JudasPriest to both the heavy metal band of the same name]] and to the namesake of the Iscariot Organization.

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** During one of their shoot-outs, Alucard calls Alexander "Judas Priest", which is a reference [[JudasPriest [[Music/JudasPriest to both the heavy metal band of the same name]] and to the namesake of the Iscariot Organization.
23rd Mar '16 7:38:29 PM TwilightCrow
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** When Anderson faces down Alucard, giving Alucard a momentary shock.
--> '''Anderson:''' "Hurry, hurry!"
21st Mar '16 9:30:32 PM Yozzy
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** Almost all of the cast is based from Hirano's old and obscure Hentai works. Anderson, The Major, The Captain and The Doktor are the exact same with no glaring changes; Alucard, Seras and The Valentine brothers appear as themselves in ''The Legend of the Vampire Hunter'', a one-shot erotic doujinshi of what it would turn into this series much later.

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** Almost all of the cast is based from Hirano's old and obscure Hentai works. Anderson, The Major, The Captain and The Doktor are the exact same with no glaring changes; Alucard, Seras and The Valentine brothers appear as themselves in ''The Legend of the Vampire Hunter'', a one-shot erotic doujinshi of what it would turn into this series much later.



* {{Fanservice}}

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* {{Fanservice}}{{Fanservice}}: Delivered mostly by [[MsFanservice Seras]].



* OurSoulsAreDifferent: In the limbo sense. Any person whose blood Alucard consumes becomes a part of his massive army of undead, essentially acting as spare lives that he can use in combat. It's the main reason why he's practically impossible to kill, although Schrödinger manages to work around it.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Despite various rules mentioned that vampires have to follow, few in this series do so. Seras, however, is bound to most traditional limitations. Alucard even comments how he can walk under the sun, but doesn't do so often because it's "exhausting". Justified with Alucard, as the Hellsing organization spent pretty much the entire century they've had him in their custody experimenting on him so he won't have the same weaknesses of other vampires.
** Crossing large bodies of water is an issue, as addressed in Stoker's novel. He certainly can't be immersed in it, and most of the travel must be done within his coffin. Seems to apply directly to the water, as flying over in a plane has less of an effect on him. [[spoiler:Seras gets stuffed in her coffin, partly out of this and partly RuleOfFunny.]]
** In the eighth volume, it's revealed that Alucard's NighInvulnerability stems from the fact that he [[spoiler:has inside of him the souls of every person he's ever devoured and that it essentially acts as spare lives for him.]]

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* OurSoulsAreDifferent: In the limbo sense. Any person whose blood Alucard consumes becomes a part of his massive army of undead, essentially acting as spare lives that he can use in combat. It's the main reason why he's practically impossible to kill, [[spoiler: although Schrödinger manages to work around it.be a work-around]].
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Despite various rules mentioned that vampires have to follow, few in this series do so. Seras, however, is bound to most traditional limitations. Alucard even comments how he can walk under the sun, but doesn't do so often because it's "exhausting". Justified with Alucard, as the Hellsing organization spent pretty much the entire century they've had him in their custody experimenting on him so he won't have the same weaknesses of other vampires.
vampires. Then again, he possibly does that simply by being [[InvincibleHero Alucard]].
** Crossing large bodies of water is an issue, as addressed in Stoker's novel. He certainly can't be immersed in it, and most of the travel must be done within his coffin. Seems to apply directly to the water, as flying over in a plane has less of an effect on him. [[spoiler:Seras Seras gets stuffed in her coffin, partly out of this and partly RuleOfFunny.]]
RuleOfFunny.
** In the eighth volume, it's revealed that Alucard's NighInvulnerability stems from from, vampiric regeneration aside, the fact that he [[spoiler:has inside of him the souls of every person he's ever devoured and that it essentially acts as spare lives for him.]]



* OutsideContextVillain: The Captain, who turns out to be a ''werewolf'' with some abilities that are comparable to Alucard. Most of the organizations in the show deal with vampires, so a werewolf was something unprecedented



** Rip also paints a Nazi Swastika on a captured boat of the British Navy. She ran out of paint and had to improvise...

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** Rip also paints a Nazi Swastika on a captured boat of the British Navy. She ran out of red paint and had to improvise...



** The entire Gorn aspect.

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** The entire Gorn {{Gorn}} aspect.


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** A lot of the dialogue in the climax have different characters reacting to each others' lines when they're in different locations altogether and joined together only by jump cuts, even to the point of a short dialogue at a few points. While most of these instances [[MST3KMantra don't make any logical sense]], it does amp up the drama to have the characters speaking to each other at critical points as the plot ties up.


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* VocalDissonance: "Girlycard" maintains Alucard's [[BadassBaritone deep and menacing voice]] in both the original and English dubs, despite looking like a schoolgirl.
20th Mar '16 3:05:48 PM Materioptikon
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* MasterOfIllusion: Zorin Blitz. [[spoiler:Her powers have a weakness, though - when she tries to use them to shake off a berserk Seras, Pip's soul within her prevents her from focusing on Seras', leading to a very painful and messy end.]]

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* MasterOfIllusion: Zorin Blitz. [[spoiler:Her powers have a weakness, aren't flawless, though - when she tries to use them to shake off a berserk Seras, Pip's soul within her prevents her from focusing on Seras', leading to a very Zorin's extremely painful and messy end.]]
20th Mar '16 3:03:45 PM Materioptikon
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* MasterOfIllusion: Zorin Blitz. [[spoiler:Her powers have a weakness, though - when she tries to use them to shake off a berserk Seras, Pip's soul within her prevents her from focusing on Seras', leading to a very painful and messy end.]]
17th Feb '16 10:14:40 AM dotchan
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* RunningGag: Several:
** The shifted art style gag panels where Alucard and Seras meet the spirits inhabiting their guns.
** Integra's outrageous demands to Sir Penwood for more troops and equipment, which always includes a helicopter.
20th Jan '16 10:24:04 PM karategal
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* CrapsackWorld: Are you a human? Enjoy getting killed by vampires and turned into a ghoul or killed by Millennium soldiers. Are you a vampire? Enjoy getting slaughtered by Anderson ''or'' [[{{Gorn}} getting gruesomely killed]] and [[ImAHumanitarian possibly eaten]] by Alucard. And it does not stop there - [[spoiler:[[TheRemnant a group of]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Vampire Nazis]] try to plunge the world into endless war and destruction ForTheEvulz, basically turning the world into a DeathWorld that will eventually render humanity extinct because of the endless wars they cause.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Are you a human? Enjoy getting killed by vampires and turned into a ghoul or killed by Millennium soldiers. Are you a vampire? Enjoy getting slaughtered by Anderson ''or'' [[{{Gorn}} getting gruesomely killed]] and [[ImAHumanitarian possibly eaten]] by Alucard. And it does not stop there - -- [[spoiler:[[TheRemnant a group of]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Vampire Nazis]] try to plunge the world into endless war and destruction ForTheEvulz, basically turning the world into a DeathWorld that will eventually render humanity extinct because of the endless wars they cause.]]



* 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 later revealed the Major was saved from a fatal gunshot of his own by being turned into a cyborg.]]



* FingerpokeOfDoom: Seras pulls this off in her introduction to the Wild Geese - she lays Pip out flat with nothing but flicks of her finger.

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* FingerpokeOfDoom: Seras pulls this off in her introduction to the Wild Geese - -- she lays Pip out flat with nothing but flicks of her finger.



* GhostShip: How Alucard returns to London - alone, aboard a ship full of corpses. [[spoiler:Just as Dracula arrived aboard the ''Demeter'' in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's novel]].]]

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* GhostShip: How Alucard returns to London - -- alone, aboard a ship full of corpses. [[spoiler:Just as Dracula arrived aboard the ''Demeter'' in [[Literature/{{Dracula}} Bram Stoker's novel]].]]



* HumansAreSpecial: "That which defeats a ''monster''...is always a ''man''." Alucard, as a monster, will not be defeated by another monster. The manga makes a point to differentiate between "human dogs", "humans who become monsters" and "real humans". Specifically, it has to be a fairly ordinary human, willingly and knowingly. No cyborgs, no vampires, no supernatural upgrades, no hapless soldiers attacking something they don't understand - just a person of great resolve. A group of knowing and willing true humans is also acceptable.

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* HumansAreSpecial: "That which defeats a ''monster''...is always a ''man''." Alucard, as a monster, will not be defeated by another monster. The manga makes a point to differentiate between "human dogs", "humans who become monsters" and "real humans". Specifically, it has to be a fairly ordinary human, willingly and knowingly. No cyborgs, no vampires, no supernatural upgrades, no hapless soldiers attacking something they don't understand - -- just a person of great resolve. A group of knowing and willing true humans is also acceptable.



** Two of the Nazi's biggest foes - Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing and Seras Victoria - are blue-eyed blondes, thus the epitome of "Aryan" according to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.

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** Two of the Nazi's biggest foes - -- Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing and Seras Victoria - -- are blue-eyed blondes, thus the epitome of "Aryan" according to UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.



* LetsYouAndHimFight: This is [[spoiler: the plan of the Catholic Church - to let the Nazis and Hellsing organization beat the tar out of each other]] so they can step in and finish off the survivor.

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: This is [[spoiler: the plan of the Catholic Church - -- to let the Nazis and Hellsing organization beat the tar out of each other]] so they can step in and finish off the survivor.



** When Seras and Alucard dream, they're visited and advised by the "spirits" of their favoured weapons. Seras meets [[Literature/{{Dune}} Baron Harkonnen]]. Alucard converses with several Jackals - first [[Film/TheJackal Bruce Willis]] (in different roles) as an imposter and later [[Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal Edward Fox]] as the true Jackal.

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** When Seras and Alucard dream, they're visited and advised by the "spirits" of their favoured weapons. Seras meets [[Literature/{{Dune}} Baron Harkonnen]]. Alucard converses with several Jackals - -- first [[Film/TheJackal Bruce Willis]] (in different roles) as an imposter and later [[Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal Edward Fox]] as the true Jackal.



** [[spoiler:Walter - but subverted in that he was TheMole since much earlier.]]

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** [[spoiler:Walter - -- but subverted in that he was TheMole since much earlier.]]



* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Well, they ''are'' fighting Nazis and vampires, so negotiations aren't likely to work with their particular brand of evil. Walter [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it when Seras are Alucard are under attack by a SWAT team - if Alucard perceives an obstacle (which he does), it's easy to guess from historical precedent what his solution will be (and it is).

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* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption: Well, they ''are'' fighting Nazis and vampires, so negotiations aren't likely to work with their particular brand of evil. Walter [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] it when Seras are Alucard are under attack by a SWAT team - -- if Alucard perceives an obstacle (which he does), it's easy to guess from historical precedent what his solution will be (and it is).



* WhoYouGonnaCall: The Hellsing Organization for Protestants and Iscariot Section XIII for Catholics. It's unknown if there are similar organizations in other countries like the United States, China, Australia, etc.

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* WhoYouGonnaCall: The Hellsing Organization for Protestants and Iscariot Section XIII for Catholics. It's unknown if there are similar organizations in other countries like the United States, China, Australia, etc. , but it is stated that Iscariot operates in any country that has a significant Catholic population.
1st Jan '16 7:59:30 PM NanoMoose
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* PrecisionFStrike: English dub. While strong language is nothing new for this series, it can be a bit surprising to hear NiceGirl Seras drop the F-bomb not once, but ''twice'', once while the Nazis invade Hellsing Manor, and again [[spoiler:while cheesegrating Zorin's face]].
** Same could be said for Alucard in the second OVA. While he is incredibly violent and sadistic, he comes across as far too cool for swearing. But he did that after devouring Luke Valentine.

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* PrecisionFStrike: Both in the English dub. While Though the series is mighty free with strong language is nothing new language, it sometimes takes a restrained approach for this series, it can be a bit extra impact.
** It's
surprising as hell to hear NiceGirl Seras drop the F-bomb not once, once but ''twice'', once while the Nazis invade Hellsing Manor, and again [[spoiler:while cheesegrating Zorin's face]].
** Same could be said for Similarly, Alucard in the second OVA. While he is incredibly violent violent, sadistic and sadistic, he terrifying, but comes across as far too cool for cool/cultured to bother with swearing. But When he did calls Luke Valentine "dog shit", therefore, it proves that after devouring his contempt for Luke Valentine.is absolute.
23rd Dec '15 6:55:33 PM deltanine
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** Same could be said for Alucard in the second OVA. While he is incredibly violent and sadistic, he comes across as far too cool for swearing. But he did that after devouring Luke Valentine.
2nd Dec '15 6:11:15 AM JosephCBadass
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** Can be seen as an aversion. While it clearly is an example of FantasticCatholicism, it lacks most of the elements that separates AnimeCatholicism from that trope (JesusTaboo, ChristianityIsCatholic, NunsAreMikos, ImprobableAge, CastFullOfPrettyBoys, GenderIsNoObject, NaughtyNuns, PlayedForLaughs and ImpossiblyCoolClothes) while still using a few JapaneseMediaTropes, which is to be expected seeing as Hellsing '''is''' [[ShapedLikeItself Japanese Media.]]

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** Can be seen as an aversion. While it clearly is an example of FantasticCatholicism, it lacks most of the elements that separates AnimeCatholicism from that trope (JesusTaboo, ChristianityIsCatholic, NunsAreMikos, ImprobableAge, CastFullOfPrettyBoys, GenderIsNoObject, NaughtyNuns, PlayedForLaughs and ImpossiblyCoolClothes) ImpossiblyCoolClothes [[note]] Though most of the characters wear snazzy suits with [[BadassLongcoat fancy long coats.]] While these clothes seem impossibly cool, they look just as cool in real life as they would in Hellsing. [[/note]]) while still using a few JapaneseMediaTropes, which is to be expected seeing as Hellsing '''is''' [[ShapedLikeItself Japanese Media.]]
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