!!Hellsing Organization
The Hellsing Organization, formally known as the ''Royal Order of Protestant Knights'', was an organization founded by Dr. Abraham Van Helsing shortly after defeating Count Dracula in order to combat the increasing vampire threat against the country, monarchy, and church. Unlike the Vatican, the Hellsing Organization uses any means necessary to combat evil and Satanic threats -- often employing those very threats to do so, such as Alucard and Seras.

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JojiNakata (JP), Creator/CrispinFreeman (EN)

-->''"It takes a man to kill a monster."''

Extremely powerful, to the point where he qualifies as "nature" in terms of man vs. x {{conflict}}s, Alucard is a vampire who is well over 400 years old. He acknowledges Integra Hellsing, a woman who is one of the last living members of the Hellsing family, as his Master. He spent twenty years sealed in the depths of the Hellsing manor by Integra's father, until a young Integra discovers his "corpse" when she was fleeing from her wicked uncle. Integra is shot in the shoulder, and her blood just so happens to fly into Alucard's mouth, which awakened him. As a way of showing his thanks, he helps Integra kill her pursuers, and from then on, grants her his services and protection. He is highly skilled in firearms and his vast powers are divided into seals with increasing levels of power (with Level 0 being the strongest to 5 being the "weakest"). His servant is Seras "Police Girl" Victoria.

His true identity is that of the infamous Count Vlad Dracula, as well as the historic figure Prince Vlad III Tepes of Wallachia or "Vlad the Impaler".

* AdaptationalAttractiveness: The real-life Vlad III Tepes was not a pretty man. In here, not so much -- he's downright ''swagger''. Justified with AFormYouAreComfortableWith. Even in the original "Dracula" novel, he was described as creepy-looking even when more youthful. While he could shapeshift into a more attractive form, he didn't do it often. In this, he's always portrayed as being quite handsome, even in flashbacks.
* AffablyEvil: Only with the people he cares about. He is occasionally FauxAffablyEvil in battle.
* AnimalisticAbomination: Alucard's summoned HellHound, the Baskerville, also known as the Black Dog.
* AnimalMotifs: Bats, of course, but also and especially dogs. Baskerville Hound aside, he refers even to ''himself'' as a dog - of which he's completely unashamed - and people tell him he's "domesticated" and "housebroken". He has dog-like teeth. He has a master to whom he's [[UndyingLoyalty totally loyal]]. He attacks on command. He likes to [[BloodKnight play]]. He licks things. He even grabs and catches things in his mouth and attacks by biting as often as shooting.
* AntiHero: The best thing that can be said about [[VillainProtagonist him]].
* ArchEnemy: To Alexander Anderson, since they deem each other {{Worthy Opponent}}s.
* AxCrazy: He ''is'' sadistic and bloodthirsty.
* BackForTheFinale: Returns in the epilogue after killing off all of his three million plus souls so that he can return to corporeality.
* BadassBaritone: Though his voice can reach higher pitches when he's LaughingMad, most of the time it's smooth, suave, and badass.
* BadassBeard: When he's transformed into his true form, Dracula.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Puts on a dapper white suit in South America. His Girlycard form also has one.
* BadassLongcoat: A [[BringMyRedJacket red one]], adding to the gore by allowing many regenerations of his limbs.
* BadassMustache: When Alucard releases all the restraints, he actually looks somewhat like Vlad Tepes, including the moustache. It's not quite as impressive as the one in the famous portrait, but it would be much harder to take him seriously if it was.
* BarbarianLonghair: When he's letting loose, his hair grows far longer and messier to the point that it looks more like a creepy shadow than hair.
* BeastAndBeauty: Along with his [[LadyAndKnight Knight/Lady]] dynamic with Integra, there are definitely shades of this.
* BerserkButton: His [[AffablyEvil usual attitude]] makes them hard to find, but when one is pressed, you ''will'' know:
** People who believe that it's BetterToDieThanBeKilled, especially when someone does it to escape his wrath.
** Traitors. He will make you ''suffer'' before killing you if you betray him.
** And the biggest example of them all: throwing away your humanity. After his defeat at the hands of Dr. Hellsing, Alucard earnestly believes a person's humanity and ingenuity to be the best things about them. When Anderson uses [[DeadlyUpgrade Helena's Nail]] in their final battle, Alucard is not only ''furious'', he's '''brought to tears''' at the end.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Averted. Alucard is very much ''not'' of this opinion. No matter how much he respects his opponent, if he's going to die, he's going to die fighting with everything he's got. When an anonymous mook shot himself rather than fight, having seen every other mook in the room torn to pieces in front of his eyes, Alucard's visibly infuriated.
* {{BFS}}: Wields an impressively huge claymore sword in his true form as Dracula. It doesn't last long. He [[GunsAkimbo really likes guns]].
* BlackMagic: Would the Devil himself use anything else?
* BloodKnight: He just ''loves'' to fight all kind of enemies. The harder it is, the more fun it'll be. Alucard looks positively ''ecstatic'' every time Anderson shows up, and ripping apart enemies always puts him a good mood.
-->'''Alucard''': Neither of us could ever back down in front of an enemy. Come on then, Judas Priest!
* BloodLust: Oh '''''yes'''''. He would bathe in the stuff if he could. ''He drinks the blood of every dead person in London.''
* BloodMagic: He can use it for other stuff, too. Like summoning familiars. But mostly as a weapon.
* BloodyMurder: Alucard practically puts his blood through gymnastics using it as a weapon
* BodyguardCrush: Implied with Integra, his charge, though it's never cleared up.
* BottomlessMagazines: He won't reload until all the surrounding enemies are dead. When Crispin Freeman makes note of this in the commentary, Taliesin Jaffe calls them "Schrödinger's Magazine", in that they're never empty until you look inside them.
* BreakTheCutie: When he was just a little kid, he was sold out by his father, Dracul the prince of Wallachia, to the Turks, who did all sorts of ghastly things to him. No wonder he decided to become what he is today.
* BrokenAce: The most powerful vampire ever to walk the earth, suicidal to face in combat, immortal, strong, fast, clever, cultured and, when he feels like it, good-looking. There's almost nothing out there that's equal to him. Because of his great age and degree of power, even the weaknesses of other vampires barely apply to him. At Hellsing, he's surrounded by people he admires and respects and doing a job he finds deeply enjoyable. But he's well aware that he's a monster, and his deepest wish is to die at the hands of a worthy human.
* CardCarryingVillain: Straight up admits that he is the worst of all vampires, which is saying something.
* CastingAShadow: He can manipulate shadows, regenerating from them.
* TheChampion: To Integra. He might be a [[SociopathicHero complete sociopath]], but he definitely has UndyingLoyalty towards Integra.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Chapter 1 is most affected by this, where he comes across morbidly goofy and has a moment where he wanders away from a fight while Seras does all the work. Subsequent adaptations of the story use the more thoughtful, collected and bloodthirsty character he shows throughout the rest of the manga.
* CombatPragmatist: Sort of. He doesn't need guns, but he likes using them, and if he feels you're a worthy opponent, he'll still fight dirty.
* CombatSadomasochist: He seems to enjoy being harmed. He has a habit of [[GoodThingYouCanHeal allowing his opponent to rip him to bloody pieces]], only to regenerate FromASingleCell before subjecting his opponent to an agonizing death that involves lots of dismemberment and impaling.
* CoolShip: His ghost ship, the ''Eagle/Adler''. By the time he's done with it, there's a giant metal cross made of the remains of a SR-71 Blackbird erected on the deck.
* CrazyConsumption: Out of all the vampires' in this series, Alucard ''really'' takes the cake with this one. So long as Integra orders him to kill, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his victims. Including tearing off their heads and letting the blood pour into his mouth. And using demon dogs to ''eat them alive''. Honestly, this guy acts more like a ''[[ImAHumanitarian cannibal]]'' than a vampire.
* CreepyGood: He's firmly on the side of humanity. He's also scary as hell.
%%* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Red.
* CynicalMentor: He's not the best father figure towards Seras. Most of the time, he's rather insulting and mean towards her, but he does give her advice and training that has helped her many times.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's very obliquely implied that becoming a true vampire (without encountering another true vampire) requires being monstrous even in life, then dying a horrible death amidst bloodshed and ruin. It's never completely spelled out ''how'' he reached that point, but it definitely wasn't because his early life was sunshine and daisies.
* DarkIsEvil: His shadows give this vibe.
* DeathSeeker: He's not in any ''hurry'' to die, but his greatest dream is to be defeated by a human, like Abraham van Helsing did 100 years ago.
** His former handler and Integra's father, Arthur Hellsing, certainly believed this:
--> ''Arthur Hellsing:'' Nosferatu, the No-Life King. His castle, his kingdom, its people, his loved ones, even his very identity; everything was lost. All that remains is a pale shadow, wandering from battle to battle. I have come to believe that those frightening immortals are, in fact, frail, sobbing children.
%%* DidNotGetTheGirl: Mina Harker.
* {{Dracula}}: You surprised?
* DiscardAndDraw: Thanks to Schrödinger nearly erasing him from existence and leaving him incorporeal for ''three decades'', Alucard had to dispose of the millions of potential familiars he had until only Schrödinger was left. He likely can't contain and release entire armies of undead anymore, but on the other hand, he now has Schrödinger's power of 'being everywhere and nowhere.' He lacks his hundreds of thousands of souls, but has become the self-observing paradox that exists where and as he decides he does: 'I think, therefore I am.' While he is no longer ''literally'' a OneManArmy, he has become much more immortal and unlike his previous powers which made it difficult but not ''impossible'' to kill him, virtually nothing can hurt or kill him now.
* DreamSequence: Has a pretty trippy one following the events aboard the carrier ''Eagle/Adler''. Alucard appears to have a fondness for BruceWillis movies and films based on FrederickForsyth novels (such as ''Literature/TheDogsOfWar'' and ''TheFourthProtocol'').
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: In the form of Schrödinger. Okay, so maybe it was more 'dropped mathematics and technobabble on him'. The Major lampshades this, pointing out that fighting him head on is pointless; he'll simply cheat death by consuming more blood. He states that traditionally 'tyrants have always been killed by poison.' Considering the whole plan to make Alucard vulnerable and how two mighty warriors, one even turning into a monster, failed to off him, it's hard to disagree.
* EarnYourHappyEnding:
** After essentially being sent to purgatory by Schrödinger, Alucard seeks out and kills his millions of lives (except Schrödinger's), finally putting them out of their misery and earning his life back.
** He also comes from a [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption past filled with Downer Endings no matter what. The series and other characters love to list what he lost after the decisive battles.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Heavy emphasis on ''eerie''.
* EldritchAbomination: His other unnatural forms, which can take on the form of a mass of seething shadows with too many red eyes, among many. He's even called an abomination on several occasions.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** He tells a pair of teenage vampires that the way they kill innocent people for no reason just shows how pathetic and disgusting they actually are, and that's the reason why they should be wasted.
** Alucard believes that only a human can defeat him, which is why he considers Anderson to be his greatest rival. Thus, [[spoiler: when Anderson uses [[DeadlyUpgrade Helena's Nail]] to give himself a boost that he feels is necessary to defeat Alucard,]] not only is Alucard pissed...he's saddened to the point of crying!
** He also has no respect whatsoever for traitors. [[spoiler: And makes that displeasure known during his battle with a vampirized Walter.]]
* EvilLaugh: Anytime Alucard is entertained, or is impressed with the antics of the Major, that great fanged maw opens up with peals of maniacal laughter.
* EvilSoundsDeep: Both his seiyuu in Japanese and his voice actor in English have this quality.
* ExtraEyes: Alucard develops tons of these during transformations.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: Eyes do ''not'' go in the chest! Or in shadowy tentacles! Or...any way Alucard uses them, really.
* FaceYourFears: He seemingly believes this to be what one must do in order to realise one's potential.
-->'''Alucard''': It's the nature of battle, until you defeat what cowers you, you cannot truly become yourself. But to do that, you must break the shackles that hold you down.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Due to the thousands of souls inside him causing a lack of a definite gender, he can change his appearance at will. To quote the man himself, "Trappings of mortal form mean nothing to me."
* FromASingleCell: Every 'death' he was supposed to have is one of his souls being taken away. And since he has ''over three million'', this is the main reason why he's so damned hard to kill or even remotely injure. If even the tiniest bit of Alucard is left behind, he'll be able to regenerate and come back just as strong and vengeful as before.
* TheFettered: Though not unhappy about it. He proudly declares it when Integra gives the order to use his full powers.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: He is a very literal monster, and often wears a set of orange sunglasses before and sometimes during his rampages.
%%* FreudianExcuse: [[RapeAsBackstory Of the original Freudian variety.]] His childhood probably wasn't a day at the beach, either.
* FreudianTrio: Alucard is TheId among Integra and Seras. His proposed solution is always "gruesomely murder the enemy".
* GeniusLoci: Inverted. Alucard's final enemies refer to Alucard's body an entire "castle" or "kingdom" of souls. When his final restraint comes off, they say he has "opened" up the gates of his castle, becoming vulnerable. When he starts to draw the souls back in, Major says he is "rebuilding his castle, brick by brick."
* GlassCannon:
** He gets blown to bits worse than [[Film/TheGodfather Sonny Corleone]], and actually often seems to be the most frail character in the series given that a bullet once took his arm off, but it doesn't matter since he just regenerates from it.
** His true form is also an example -- since all of the souls he's fed upon are now independent of his body, he's just as vulnerable to a stake through the heart as any other vampire.
* GoodThingYouCanHeal: If Alucard wasn't a true vampire and ''really'' fast regenerator, he'd be dust with how many times he's been blown to bits.
* GunsAkimbo: When he gains the Jackal he's always seen using it in tandem with the Casull. Even when he's got a gigantic claymore sword, he swaps it pretty quickly for the guns, which are almost like hand cannons if a human were to use them.
* HairContrastDuo: With Integra, Seras, and [[AntiVillain Anderson]] -- black against blonde.
* HandCannon: To him they're pistols. To a human they'd be hand cannons, and completely unusable unless you're just as suped up as some of the other characters.
* HappinessInSlavery: Although not an actual slave, Alucard's more than happy to serve his Master.
* HealingFactor: One of the most extreme examples. Blowing him to bits doesn't stick long.
* HeelFaceTurn: Well, Alucard certainly seems to like life as a good guy. Of course, that's probably because he still gets to kill as many vampires and other monsters as he wants, considering it's the Hellsing Organization's eternal mission.
* TheHero: [[VillainProtagonist A]] [[EvilHero very]] [[TokenEvilTeammate evil]] [[NominalHero one.]]
* HeroKiller: Sort of an inverse. It doesn't matter how big and bad you are, he's always bigger and badder, and he'll prove it by killing you. [[TokenEvilTeammate Luckily, he's on the good guys' side.]]
* HeyYou: At first, he purposely refused to call his apprentice by her name, Seras Victoria, resorting instead to the sneering alias "Police Girl", which shows his disdain for her reluctance to drink blood and embrace her vampire nature in full. He gets a lot better by the series' end, either calling Seras by her name or using "Police Girl" as an affectionate nickname.
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Vlad the Impaler was ''not'' a pretty man in RealLife. His alternate forms are understandable since Alucard can assume whatever appearance he wants, but as the true Vlad Tepes? Well, he's certainly gotten an aesthetic upgrade, that's for sure.
* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: Ladies and gentlemen, we present Vlad "Dracula" Tepes III.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: He and Seras, emphasizing their mentor-student, father-daughter relationship. Seras is only slightly shorter than most other characters, but Alucard is incredibly freakin' tall.
* HumanoidAbomination: Alucard looks like just an "ordinary" vampire - a tall, thin, pale human with dark hair, pointed teeth, and glowing red eyes. It turns out he's actually something far, far more horrifying, being at the very least a MindHive of millions of undead souls, all slaved to a single once-human mind. He freely shifts through the most horrific forms at will, with his "true form" being essentially a city-swallowing ocean of blood with wailing human and animal corpses rising half-formed from its depths and potentially becoming an independent army. In the finale, he goes even further, killing off his undead army to become a walking, talking quantum anomaly.
* HumansAreSpecial: He believes this with ''all'' his being. While sometimes he sneers at humans, for Alucard they are the pinnacle of the creation of God and those worthy to inherit Earth, to the point that he ''refuses'' to die except at the hands of a human. [[spoiler:It's the reason why he breaks down in tears when Anderson transforms himself with the Nail.]]
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: In the most brutal way possible. He seems to hate most other vampires nowadays, [[EvenEvilHasStandards especially those who kill]] ForTheEvulz. Overall, in Alucard's personal opinion, only true vampires like Seras and himself deserve to exist.
* IAmAMonster: Which he will gleefully tell you. [[spoiler: Though it turns out that Alucard plays this trope straight. As powerful as he is, he deeply regrets his choice to become a monster and holds a great deal of respect for those who choose to remain human in such a dangerous and cruel world. Anderson's use of Helena's Nail, and then his death after reverting back to an ordinary human, actually drives Alucard to hysterical tears.]]
-->'''Alucard''': YOU AND I ARE THE SAME! You are me... I was just the same! Don't you get it, this is how I became what I am!
* IHateYouVampireDad: Alucard receives this treatment from Seras sometimes and he doesn't improve this status until much later in the series either, mostly because he has a {{jerkass}} attitude and enjoys mocking and scaring her. It isn't until Seras begins to embrace her vampire self (while also retaining the best aspects of her human side) that master and apprentice come to truly appreciate and respect each other.
* ImmuneToBullets: His usual ''tactic'' is to let his opponents perforate him utterly... and then regenerate and get right back up again. Interestingly, without taking his regenerative abilities into account, he seems to be more susceptible to them than any other vampire.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: He can gun down multiple enemies without even ''looking'' at them.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: With Integra. He is excited by her resolve and will for battle, and he always impales his victims when she watches, once even asking if it 'excited' her.
* InSeriesNickname: Hellsing's dog/lapdog/pet usually. Anderson used "the black plague" on him once. Demon, monster or devil seem to be popular ones, too.
* InsultBackfire:
-->'''SWAT team member''': No...you're a monster!
-->'''Alucard''': People keep telling me that.
* InsultOfEndearment: "Police Girl" for Victoria, at first mocking, and later with respect and affection.
* InvincibleHero: Zigzagged, which is a surprise given the character. Alucard has a ''massive'' number of lives (read: everyone who he's killed and drained the blood from) to stave off death. When these lives are all currently released as familiars however, he's as vulnerable as any other vampire. Then it finally gets played straight when he isolates Schrödinger's life within him in the ending, though he ''really'' had to work for this.
* ItAmusedMe: Why does Alucard turn himself into [[BadassAdorable a little girl]] in his fight against [[spoiler:Walter]]? [[IShallTauntYou Specifically to mock his opponent]].
* {{Jerkass}}: He's not the friendliest or most empathetic guy, to say the least.
* JerkassFacade: Despite his uncaring and arrogant behavior, Alucard does genuinely care for some of the people around him, most especially Integra and Seras. He also holds a great deal of respect for people who ''choose'' to remain human like Van Helsing, Anderson, and even The Major, and the senseless slaughter of innocents is one of the main reasons why he despises almost all other vampires.
* TheJuggernaut: He gets ripped to shreds by machine gun fire because it's fun. ''Nothing'' his enemies throw at him even slows him down.
* KickTheDog: A vampire priest is holding Seras, last survivor of his massacre, hostage. Alucard has his gun pointed at them both. His only question is whether Seras is a virgin. When she answers "yes", he shoots ''through'' her to hit the vampire, kills him, and offers Seras the chance of becoming a vampire herself while she's bleeding out on the ground. Even the ''[[EvenEvilHasStandards vampire priest]]'' is put off when he realises what Alucard is manoeuvring toward.
* KnightInShiningArmor: DoubleSubversion. Integra expected one to save her and got a vampire...who acted as one to her, regardless.
* KnightTemplar: He used to be one, a long time ago.
* LadyAndKnight: ''Very much'' a Black Knight to Integra's Bright Lady. He often amuses himself by pointing out the carnage he creates is all in her name.
* LargeHam: One of the hammiest vampires ever to ham.
* LennonSpecs: Wears an orange-tinted pair. They repeatedly get broken or crushed, mostly by Anderson, but he keeps acquiring new pairs from somewhere. Possibly the same place he gets new coats.
* LittleMissBadass: Alucard is a shapeshifter, so he can look like whatever he wants. During World War II he looked like a young girl and didn't kick any less amount of ass.
* LordBritishPostulate: In-universe. Various people's obsession with defeating him is the main driver of the plot. Apparently immortal? There must be some other way to kill him!
* LovecraftianSuperpower: He can form multiple eyes, limbs, tentacles, and mouths, turn himself into shadows, insects, bats or mist, and manifest his Hellhound familiar as an extension of his body. And that's ''before'' he goes all-out. Other abilities that would definitely fall into the eldritch would be how he takes and [[YourSoulIsMine keeps the souls of others]] [[SoulJar inside himself]] by [[HorrorHunger drinking their blood]] and then able to summon them later as undead slaves.
* MadeOfExplodium: The bullets for the Jackal do a wee bit more than pierce through any armor, to say the least. Lampshaded by Luke Valentine even:
-->''(After one of Alucard's shots misses him, the entire hallway behind Luke gets blown up)'' "A pistol...did ''that!?'' ...Jesus."
* MadeOfPlasticine: It's surprisingly easy to rip him to shreds. The hard part is making him ''stay'' shredded.
* ManlyTears:
** The first instance are TearsOfBlood when he is dreaming of the day Abraham defeated him.
** The second instance follows [[spoiler:Anderson's death after he used Helena's Nail. Alucard ''truly'' believed with all his being that Anderson was capable of beating him as a human. As Anderson became a monster, Alucard was ''heartbroken'' that he'd thrown away everything about himself that Alucard respected, though he understood the reasoning behind the choice.]]
* MetaOrigin: Most supernatural things in the series stem from him in some way.
* MookHorrorShow: Heaven and Hell help you if you have to fight him.
* MoralityPet: For all his faults, he really ''does'' care for [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence Integra]], [[IHateYouVampireDad Seras]], [[OddFriendship Walter,]] [[PetTheDog the queen]], and, in his own way, [[WorthyOpponent Anderson]]... but that's it.
* MoreDakka: Both in regards to taking down himself or his enemies. Blowing Alucard to pieces is how most people attempt to defeat him, although it never works out how they planned, since he's a regenerator. On the other hand, Alucard just likes to shoot things full of holes ForTheEvulz.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: His smiles would do an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglerfish Anglerfish]] proud.
* MrFanservice: Never seen naked or any of that sort, but there's a reason why he's on the TallDarkAndHandsome list.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Alucard sprouts extra pairs during his battle with Rip van Winkle.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: It's {{Alucard}}}. You know, ''that'' {{Dracula}}? Anyone who doesn't run is in for a bad time.
* NayTheist: He never questions whether God ''exists'' - in fact, his contempt for Him is so complete it almost wraps around to meet Anderson's zealotry from the opposite direction.
* NiceHat: Nifty wide-brimmed red hat. He loses it about halfway through the series, though, along with his shades.
* NighInvulnerable: He has extraordinary regenerative powers, being able to build himself back up from a pool of blood.
* NightmareFace: He has a few. Most of them involve way too many eyeballs. And when he's opening his mouth to feed, he'll reveal a maw full of huge, dripping fangs that doesn't even remotely belong in a human face, and either snarl, laugh or both.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Contains an armada of the undead composed of the souls of every single person he has ever drained of blood (read: well over ''three million''), which he can summon when all his restrictions are unlocked.
* NinetiesAntiHero: A card-carrying example. He has a cool-sounding name, ridiculously over-sized pistols, has the hipster type appearance, and doesn't care about hurting people who get in his way.
* NobleDemon: He kinda counts. In a fashion. Or at least when he's under Integra's direct influence. Just like Anderson, he's completely disgusted by Maxwell slaughtering millions of innocent civilians in London and there's a few other points in the series where he expresses disdain for artificial vampires who kill innocents to satisfy their own DrunkWithPower egos or petty, boring pleasures. Alucard usually mocks, tortures, and kills them in short order after that.
* NominalHero: Only works for the good guys because Integra has his leash.
* NotSoDifferent: Alucard admits he and the Major are alike in Volume 4 as "incorrigible warmongers."
-->''"We ruin the countries we govern and the people in our care. We slaughter our enemies and sacrifice all our allies. We'll keep killing until there is nothing left but to destroy ourselves. It will never be enough. We are incorrigible warmongers, aren't we, Major?"''
** But unlike the Major, Alucard shows genuine remorse and tears up when he recalls what he lost in past battles. His comparison with [[spoiler:Anderson]] in Volume 9 is thus far more accurate.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: How he stops one of Rip Van's bullets. It broke his jaw. Don't worry. [[CaptainObvious He fixed it]].
* OddCouple: With Integra, but whether it's romantic or not is [[{{Shipping}} debatable]].
* OddFriendship:
** With Walter, most predominately in ''The Dawn''.
** Seems to have something of a strange relationship with the Queen as well, as they are both quite fond of each other. Most likely has something to do with the fact that she has known him longer than anyone still living, like Walter.
* TheOlderImmortal: As far as we know, the oldest vampire in the series.
* OneHeadTaller: With Integra. Whether or not this is supposed to have romantic undertones is a {{Shipping}} issue.
* OneManArmy: Level 0 form. Every soul he has consumed, including Rip Van Winkle and the Dandyman, are summoned to fight. By the events of the OVA, he has thousands to millions of souls. Do the math.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: [[InvertedTrope Inverted.]] Alucard considers [[WorthyOpponent Anderson]] the only human he will allow ''himself'' to be defeated by. It's implied that, since the time of Abraham Van Helsing, no one else has really measured up.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Alucard is not only sincere, but ''pleading'' when urging [[spoiler:Anderson not to use Helena's Nail to become a monster]]. When ''Alucard'' is the one acting like this, you ''know'' something very, very bad is about to happen. He even '''cries tears of blood''' at the end of their fight, openly mourning the temporary loss of [[spoiler: Anderson's humanity]] and his eventual death.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: In his true form, he has a stereotypical (Romanian) vampire accent.
* OralFixation: It goes without saying really, considering the whole vampire thing...
* ParentalSubstitute: Seems to be this for Seras, along with Integra. It starts out ''very'' rocky, but they become more respectful and affectionate with each other as the series progresses. Seras is even gifted with one of Alucard's only genuine, non-slasher smiles after Millennium's defeat and her finally embracing the better aspects of her vampire nature.
* PetTheDog: His conversation with the Queen of England show him to be quite the gentleman. He speaks with her in a soft, kindly tone and openly compliments her.
* PhysicalGod: Or at least very close to one in terms of power. See SuperpowerLottery below.
* PowerLimiter: Alucard's monstrous powers are kept in check by a series of four magical gates, called the Control Art Restriction System. Alucard has some access to these via the "Cromwell Approval", but Integra herself must authorize their level of use for the most part. In the manga, and therefore in the OVA, Alucard is allowed to use any power he has access to at his current restriction level, but only has access to a subset of his powers unless all restrictions are released, and he cannot release any further restrictions without Integra's express permission, and then only as long as she permits, or as long as he needs to destroy an enemy in combat. How it works in the anime is anyone's guess.
* PowerMakesYourHairGrow: The more powerful he becomes, the longer his hair grows out.
* PrehensileHair: Although it's kinda difficult to tell where the guy's hair ends and where his shadow tendril things begin. But he definitely has more prehensile body parts than any creature has the right to have.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Firmly believes that HumansAreSpecial and that becoming anything else, no matter the reward, is an act of weakness and cowardice.
* PsychoForHire: Sort of. He has all of the mannerisms and motives necessary for this trope, but he only works for one person and he's absolutely loyal.
* PsychopathicManchild: Type C. Though he's usually composed and a perfect gentleman, he turns into a giggling lunatic in battle.
* PsychoticSmirk: Default expression is a smile full of gnashers. Sometimes with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily.
* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: He likes to let opponents literally rip him to pieces, apparently just to see the look on their faces when the pieces melt back together.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens: There's a reason he's no longer a KnightTemplar, though the edge has been worn off a bit over the centuries - hence why he doesn't mind working for Hellsing or using holy weapons. [[spoiler:It was how he became a vampire. At the moment of his execution by his enemies, he decided to defy the God to whom he'd dedicated his life, and accepted power from... something else by drinking human blood. The same ''something'' also made the Major an offer, but was rejected.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: Heavily implied and confirmed by WordOfGod in the manga (Volume 8) where Hirano states that Alucard was [[spoiler:"raped by an Arab" as a child.]]
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Red coat, scarf and hat over a black suit and shoes. He also has black hair and red eyes.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: He has them ''all the time''.
%%* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Integra's blue, and [[HamToHamCombat to a lesser extent]], Anderson as well.
* RetiredMonster: It's an active retirement, but when alive he was a mass-murdering [[TheCaligula caligula]] (Vlad the Impaler). He still enjoys killing and has no internal conflict about doing so whatsoever.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Not that his actual eyes are any ''less'' scary.
* SdrawkcabName: His name is {{Alucard}}, an obvious alias, for, who else, Dracula.
* SealedArmyInACan: His Level Zero allows him to [[spoiler:unleash all captive souls within him as his familiars. Since the number of people he has devoured number in the millions, his force is accordingly massive.]]
* SealedBadassInACan: Is this in "Master of Monster". There's a magic seal on the door to the room he's being kept in (much like the seals on his gloves, that keep his powers in check). When Integra opens the door, she breaks the seal.
* SharpDressedMan: He certainly wears the hell out of that suit in the third OVA.
* SlasherSmile: Full of fangs.
* SmugSuper: When Seras says she can't hit a fast moving target, at night, and without a scope on her sniper rifle, Alucard says she's making a "human complaint", and continuously prods and sneers at her for acting as though she's as weak as a human. He uses his incredible power for some really mundane things, yet rarely bothers to unlock his higher-level restrictions in combat because he's openly contemptuous of ''most'' of his opponents, especially when they talk themselves up. The only people in ''the entire series'' who get even close to giving him a real fight (outside of Abraham Van Helsing himself) are Anderson, the Captain (who had an opening volley good enough to make him back off before the fight could really get going), and [[spoiler:Walter]].
* SociopathicHero: Was a bloodthirsty monster before he became a vampire. The vampire thing just made him worse.
* SpiritedCompetitor: Nothing makes him happier than fighting a WorthyOpponent. Well, except Integra. And maybe his apprentice ''finally'' acting like a true vampire.
* SubmissiveBadass: To Integra.
* SuperpowerLottery: Aside from the common vampire powers (Superhuman Strength, Speed, Reflexes, Immortality, [[TheVirus spreading his condition to others]]) Alucard can also [[MindOverMatter levitate]], pass through walls, manipulate shadows, [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshift]], telepathically manipulate people (though he needs eye contact for that) and [[FromASingleCell heal from as little as ashes]].
* TakingTheBullet: Most likely how his HealingFactor seems to work. His body taps into the collected souls of everyone who's blood he drank, transferring any wounds he's taken to them. [[spoiler: When Control Art Restriction System Level Zero is released, they all pour out of him into a massive army for him to command, but it also leaves him without his regenerative abilities.]]
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's not a bad looker.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Can be counted as a source of snarky comments.
* TheNotLoveInterest: As Girlycard, he fulfils this role to Walter in [[{{Prequel}} The Dawn]], for rather obvious reasons.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: So long as [[KidWithTheLeash Integra]] orders it, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his opponents. If they can't stop him, well, sucks to be them.
* TokenEvilTeammate: On the good team (Hellsing Organization) and murders left and right using dark arts and blood magic and whatever else eldritch thing he can do.
* TookALevelInKindness: He mellows up to Seras over the course of the series.
* ToughLove: Make no mistake, he ''does'' care about Seras. He just has an odd way of showing it.
* UndyingLoyalty: Not only is he fiercely dedicated to his master and country, he hates traitors. Sort of BerserkButton.
* UnstoppableRage: In direct contrast with almost every other fight in the series, where he's obviously enjoying himself like a cat with a mouse, Alucard goes completely ballistic against [[spoiler:God Monster Anderson]].
* VampiresAreSexGods: An extremely predatory, aggressive example, but an example nevertheless.
* VampireHunter: One of the greatest in the world.
* VillainsOutShopping: Based on his dream sequence in Episode 5 it seems that in lieu of eating, sleeping, and all the other things puny mortals have to do, Alucard spends most of his free time watching movies.
* VillainProtagonist: Set on the good side, does a lot of morally questionable things.
* VillainousBreakdown: Oh, he doesn't suffer one. He ''causes'' them. Until [[spoiler:Anderson's]] death. That said, it was much more of a TearJerker moment than anything, but regardless, he still ''did'' break down in tears. Hell, Alucard even gave him a ''genuine smile'' and respectful "Amen" right after he passed away.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Apart from the obvious, he himself states that 'trappings of a mortal' don't apply to him and can appear as anything - bats, a dog with multiple eyes, his true form, ''a girl''...
* WarriorPoet: As in the source material he was drawn from (historical and otherwise), he's erudite and educated when he's not busy tearing his enemies apart.
* WickedCultured: He doesn't usually show it - presumably he doesn't feel like it - but it does tend to come out during unexpected moments.
* WildHair: Especially as [[spoiler:Dracula]].
* WillTheyOrWontThey: With Integra. It's left ambiguous.
* WhatHaveIBecome: Think he's never had a moment of regret for becoming what he is? You're in for a surprise.
* WhenHeSmiles:
** [[http://i45.tinypic.com/2iijwut.jpg He shows Seras]] a ''genuine'', heartwarming smile [[spoiler:after releasing Restriction Level Zero]] and showing his true identity and power to her for the first time, patting her on the head as well -- almost a "parental" gesture of [[SoProudOfYou a father proud of his daughter.]] Considering his [[SlasherSmile default state]], this ''was'' a truly beautiful thing.
** His smile becomes a warm, genuine one when he meets the Queen again.
** Just as Anderson is peacefully fading away, Alucard gives one of his few non-mocking and genuine smiles in the whole series. Unlike all of the other characters Alucard has fought, Anderson was the only living human who could truly go toe-to-toe with him while also retaining the better aspects of his humanity. Because of this, and Anderson reverting back to and dying as a human, Alucard is genuinely saddened by and respectful of his [[TheRival favorite rival's]] passing, and even whispers a little "Amen" at the end of Anderson's final prayer.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: He may qualify as this. If you look through the [[AxCrazy axe-craziness]], you'll discover he's actually a DeathSeeker. Then there's his DarkAndTroubledPast...
* WorthyOpponent: Humans who can face him receive his absolute respect, [[spoiler: probably born from being defeated at his mightiest by Abraham Van Helsing, which restored his faith in humanity]]. It's also the reason why he obeys Integra to death and beyond, and openly mourns Anderson's use of Helena's Nail and his eventual death. According to Alucard, only a human such as Van Helsing or Anderson reserve the ''right'' to defeat and kill him.

[[folder: Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YoshikoSakakibara (adult) / Creator/KaoriMizuhashi (young) (JP), Victoria Harwood (adult) / Creator/LauraBailey (young) (EN)

-->''"Don't you dare question my resolve! I have already given you your marching orders, soldier! You will search and destroy! SEARCH AND DESTROY! Any resistance you encounter is to be CRUSHED! Hellsing does not run from our enemies! KILL THEM ALL! I order you to leave nothing but bloody stains in your way!"''

The head of the Hellsing Organization and the last descendant of said bloodline; one of the knights of the Round Table also known as the Twelve Conventions that control the 'British Empire' in the shadows and protect the Anglican faith and the Crown. It is unknown how she lost her mother, but her father died when she was about twelve years of age. As her father lay on his deathbed, he told Integra that if she ever was caught in a bad situation and had no one else to turn to, she should head for the cells deep below the manor, where the family's "darkest legacy" was kept, to claim it as her greatest weapon and the "instrument of her salvation". She awakens Alucard with her blood when she was cornered by her evil uncle Richard Helsing, but Alucard saves her life and swears his loyalty to her. Shortly after this, Integra kills Richard Helsing and is knighted days later. She's twenty-two years old during the course of the story.

* ActionGirl: A fencer and markswoman, still kicking ass into her fifties.
* AdrenalineMakeover: From timid and sweet young girl into cocky, rookie leader into hardened, brave and inspiring leader and mentor to the next generation.
%%* AntiHero: [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic Heroine]] With hints of [[UnscrupulousHero Unscrupulous Heroine]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: DoubleSubversion. She's physically the weakest member of the Hellsing Organization, but still a BadassNormal LadyOfWar.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Apart from one occasion in OVA III, she's always dressed in a sharp suit.
* BadassLongcoat: And occasionally with a longcoat draped over her shoulders.
* BadassNormal: The woman can hold her own against ''Anderson.'' Yes. She has fought, and survived, against the man whom Alucard feels is his equal. She'll fight superpowered Nazi vampires with nothing but her sword.
* BeastAndBeauty: Along with her [[LadyAndKnight Lady/Knight]] dynamic with Alucard, there are definitely shades of this.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Played straight [[spoiler:until she loses her eye in the last chapters]], up to that point even the blood stains she got in middle of a battle vanished from her face and long hair (that remained majestically untangled during the entire ordeal). The stains stick in the OVA, but her hair still stays strangely tidy.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Young Integra is full of surprises.
* BlueBlood: Mansion, butler, wealth, fancy car, fencing lessons, swanky outfits, expensive cigars, and an inherited title. What else could she possibly be?
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Subverted. Outside the fandom, Integra is ''never'' mistaken for a man in canon nor does she make any effort to act or look like one. Though she usually wears suits of a very masculine cut, a formal occasion will see her don a skirt with no comment. Everybody knows she's a lady and she seems pretty proud of this fact. It's more a case of SamusIsAGirl when she introduces herself in the beginning. Most didn't expect Sir Hellsing to be a young woman.
* BigGood: TheLeader of Hellsing and the one in charge of organizing England's defence against vampires and other things that go bump in the knight.
* BodyguardCrush: Even the Major [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in Volume 4.
* BreakTheCutie: She was adorable as a child. Then her uncle had the brilliant idea of attempting to kill her and she found a vampire in the basement...
* CatchPhrase: "Search and destroy!", an order she seems to repeat nearly OncePerEpisode.
* CigarChomper: How she manages to speak with a cigar in her mouth is beyond us. The TV series provides ''some'' explanation for this, because in it she smokes cigarillos, through which it's a bit easier to communicate. This detail was carried over to the [=OVAs=].
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Or at least when she's mulling things over.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Blue.
%%* ComingOfAgeStory
* CoolBigSis: To Seras occasionally. Looks out for her, gives her a CooldownHug, mentors her a little.
%%* DarkSkinnedBlond: A subversion of the normal traits, however.
* DeadpanSnarker: Integra's wit is as sharp as her saber. This is made more obvious in the English dub, thanks to some truly spectacular delivery on Victoria Harwood's part.
--> "Your job, gentlemen, is to fight these monsters with bullets, garlic, and holy water. Put a stake through its heart, cut off its head, burn the corpse, scatter the ashes at a crossroads. For further instructions, consult Bram Stoker."
* DeathGlare: Integra glares a lot, but she really gives one to Major (emphasis on eyes, no mouth draw) after [[spoiler:Alucard vanishes]].
* DefrostingIceQueen: Suddenly sour and bitter Integra in her fifties begins to smirk and smile [[spoiler:again after Alucard's return with a good excuse]].
* EyepatchOfPower: Gains one in the epilogue thanks to the [[spoiler:Major shooting her eye.]]
* EyeScream: A milder example in the series. [[spoiler:The Major shoots her in the eye as she moves in for the kill.]]
* FlowerMotifs: Red roses (in her manga funeral hat and her Calendar picture). The OVA makes them white.
* FreudianTrio: Integra counts as TheSuperego between Seras and [[TheId Alucard]]. She manages the both of them.
* GoodIsNotNice: She has defending her country as a motive and she's horrified when her people are slaughtered, but she's not exactly a nice person.
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: [[spoiler:In the epilogue.]]
* HairContrastDuo: A pretty obvious one with Alucard.
* TheHero: Integra is pretty firmly the main protagonist of Hellsing, despite Alucard being the series' de facto mascot.
* HeroicBSOD: Not invulnerable to these, especially when [[spoiler:Walter reveals himself as a Nazi and after Alucard disappears]].
* HeyYou: Like Alucard, she usually only refers to Seras as "Police Girl" as well. Exceptions after Seras went overboard and slaughtered Integra's ghoul-turned men, causing Integra to give her a CoolDownHug to calm her, when Integra "[[LesYay feeds]]" Seras, and after Seras [[spoiler:becomes a full-on vampire]].
* IceQueen: Cold, dour and dispassionate...''most'' of the time. She's seen getting angry a lot, but that's mostly from atrocities being committed against her organization and/or her country. Or from [[BelligerentSexualTension Alucard riling her up.]]
* IcyBlueEyes: Gives you a clue that she is cold and calculating. Her death glares are no less icy for it.
%%* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* InItsHourOfNeed: Even if seriously outnumbered, Integra stays in the destroyed London and stands her ground before reinforcement arrive. Then she goes into the Zeppelin to fight the last battle.
* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: With Alucard, mostly initiated by him.
* InSeriesNickname: Integra (her full name is Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, so it's justified). But also several ones (''most'' of them she disliked): Miss Nemesis Face/Lady of Iron (by Seras), Babylon (by Anderson), Protestant Sow (by Maxwell), Beautiful Fräulein (by Major), Countess (by Alucard).
* IronLady: Subdues military leaders and large ChurchMilitant groups by sheer force of personality.
* ItsAllMyFault: When things go wrong, she takes responsibility. Things like her staff being slaughtered and Alucard (him being ''her'' servant) going on rampages obviously weigh upon her.
* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:Waits for Alucard after his disappearance.]] For thirty years.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Make no mistake: Integra isn't exactly a nice person. She's icy and aloof, with an easily riled temper, and can be brutally pragmatic where needs must. But just the same, she's one of the only firmly moral characters in the entire series, keeping a solid handle on Alucard while steadfastly protecting her country and people. Nice, she almost certainly isn't, but good? Absolutely.
* JustAKid: Young Integra was treated this way by her uncle and Sir Penwood, though the latter was quickly corrected.
* TheKidWithTheLeash: She became Alucard's master very early in life.
* KnightTemplar: Subverted. Under normal circumstances, Integra can be reasoned with and flexible in her standards. But once you attack her men, threaten her country or betray her, ''the gloves are off.''
* LadyAndKnight: She's the Lady, and Alucard is her unlikely, vampiric Knight.
* LadyOfWar: Stoic, brisk, and majestic, and she ''will'' decapitate a vampire with her rapier when pressed.
* LargeHam: "'''SEARCH AND DESTROY!'''"
* TheLeader: Of Hellsing. She hands out the orders and makes the big decisions - especially because Alucard specifically obeys ''her'', and no one else.
* LeaveBehindAPistol: Leaves one for [[spoiler:Sir Penwood, though not to use on himself.]] It was a parting gift of sorts to use on the [[TakingYouWithMe vampiric Nazis]].
* LetsGetDangerous: A couple times, such as after she pulls herself from a car-crash, decapitates the vampire who attacked her and mocks the rest, then tells them to bring it on so she can kill them.
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: Usually when she orders Alucard to search and destroy.
%%* LovelyAngels: With Seras, in Volumes 9-10.
* MadeOfIron:
** Gets into a pretty serious car crash and is still able to decapitate a vampire like it's no one's business. Later, she gets shot [[spoiler:in the eye]] and barely even falters.
** She also got shot in the shoulder when she was twelve and it barely seemed to bother her. Afterward, she was even able to pick up a gun and shoot it.
* MeetCute: Manga only. For such a tense moment, Hirano managed to paint the meeting between Alucard and Integra in an awkwardly endearing light. This overlaps with BoyMeetsGhoul.
* MercyKill: Forced to do this do her ghoulifed men after the Valentine invasion. She accepts all responsibility for their deaths.
** It's also the real motivation of why she and her father to [[DeathSeeker kill monsters]] that threaten their country. Aside of their duty to keep it safe.
* {{Meganekko}}: Played straight when she was young, subverted when she grows into an IronLady.
* MixedAncestry: A photo in the first anime showing her mother wearing a Sari implies her mother was Indian.
* MoralityChain: To Alucard, being the person he ''swore'' to serve.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Any name with the word 'hell' in it is a name you should be weary of, but ''Helsing'' has a legacy attached.
* NotSoStoic: She seems cold, distant, and icy, even when her life is in danger (which happens a lot as the series goes on). That is until her men or her vampires are involved. It becomes evident throughout the series that she struggles maintain her calm during a big crisis. [[spoiler: And Alucard's disappearance reduces her, however briefly, to screaming his name in despair.]]
* OddCouple: With Alucard, but whether it's romantic or not is a shipping issue.
%%* TheOjou
* OnlySaneMan: All things considered, Integra is the only character in this franchise who is, for the most part, a collected and ordinary being. [[BadassNormal She can still whip you a new one, though]].
** Sometimes. She still has her less sane moments. Like "SEARCH AND DESTROY".
* OralFixation: Especially in the [=OVAs=], where she would spew entire sentences [[CigarChomper with a cigar in her mouth]].
* OverlyLongName: Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Parodied in TheAbridgedSeries.
* ParentalAbandonment: He father died when she was twelve. Her mother is never mentioned at all.
* ParentalSubstitute: Acts [[TeamMom very motherly]] towards Seras.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: ''"SEARCH. AND. DESTROY!"''
* RapunzelHair: Her hair goes past her hips.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As long as you catch her in the right mood.
* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Alucard's red. Her and Maxwell seemed to have this dynamic earlier on, too.
* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: The Convention of Twelve, of which she is a member, lords over the country and has a power grip that is only rivalled by the Vatican. Integra can order a slaughter in front of international cameras in another country without real consequences.
* SheIsTheKing: Despite being a woman, she holds the male title "Sir" instead of "Lady".
** Only in the OVA. Her title can be translated as Lady or Dame in the manga, because it's gender-neutral. The only characters who are known to address her as Sir are Maxwell and Anderson.
** Taliesin Jaffe's theory is that she holds the title of Sir is because she's a Grand Higharch of the Templars/Freemasons, and by rule there can't be a female Grand Higharch, so she would have to be recognized as a male knight in order to receive the title.
* ShutUpHannibal:
** Gives a short verbal bitch slap to Major [[spoiler: after killing him]].
** Also gives one to Jan Valentine. With her gun.
* SmokingIsCool: At least once an episode. Does she ever finish her cigarettes?
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: While this isn't so much an issue in the English speaking fandom, her name has an alternative spelling Hirano gives ('Integla').
* StiffUpperLip: Quite so, and something she urges Seras to maintain.
* TheStoic: Thanks to said stiff upper lip, she holds her composure most of the time. [[NotSoStoic Not always]].
* TeamMom: She acts this way sometimes in the manga, in particular as contrast to Alucard in their guidance of Seras. While he tries to be harsh, laying down the rules and teaching her practical matters in his twisted way, Integra nurtures her in own way via giving her {{Cooldown Hug}}s and feeding her (via her own blood) with more diplomacy (and sometimes, quite a lot of LesYay). At the epilogue, she chides her like a mother would a naughty child.
* TranquilFury: Her stoicism doesn't always break when she's mad.
* {{Troll}}: It's implied that the requests she made of Sir Penwood are this. The epilogue shows that she continues the trend into her old age with Penwood's grandson.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Alucard when he's being an ''idiot''.
** Which includes flinging the classic tsuntsun strategies "URUSAI!" and "Baka!" at him. Once even with a LuminescentBlush, verging on SuspiciouslySpecificDenial.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Alucard.
* UsedToBeASweetKid: Then her uncle tried to murder her to assume control of the Hellsing family. Now, she's as ruthless as they come.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Despite being his descendant, this gets an interesting exploration considering that Integra was saved by a vampire from her only very living relative (who wanted her dead) and [[spoiler:she ends up ordering the deaths of all her enemies without discriminating who is undead and who ''isn't'']].
* VirginPower: Makes her blood extra delicious.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: For most of the series, Integra's only ''twenty-two'' years old and sometimes gets treated in a condescending way because of her age.
* WomenAreWiser: Easily the most intelligent and level-headed (usually) character in the series. Granted, it helps that most of the males in this series are {{Blood Knight}}s, or a SirSwearsALot, or {{Large Ham}}s or just plain AxCrazy. [[UpToEleven Or various combinations of the list.]]

[[folder: Seras "Police Girl" Victoria]]
[[caption-width-right:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see her true form...]]http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/trueseras01_4320.png[[/labelnote]]]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/FumikoOrikasa (JP), K.T. Gray (EN)

-->''"I did everything you told me... In return you're going to help me... Help me send these Nazis back to Hell!"''

A [[{{Moe}} cute]] young police officer who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was sent to investigate the mysterious disappearances in the small village of Cheddar. However, things are much worse as she finds out -- a vampire masquerading as a priest had taken over the village and killed all the villagers, most of them now turned into slavering, mindless ghouls (zombies). Despite being severely outmatched, Seras refuses to back down and fights as best as she could. She was finally captured and held hostage by the vampire priest, who threatened to rape and kill her. Alucard destroys the vampire, shooting Seras through the lung in the process. After this, Seras allows Alucard to suck her blood and transform her into a vampire. She becomes his servant and is employed as one of Hellsing's soldiers soon after.

* ActionGirl: She can wreck you both from a distance ''and'' up close.
* AdrenalineMakeover: Goes from a shy and submissive vampire girl to a hardcore Draculina.
* ArtificialLimbs: She gains a shadow arm [[spoiler:after she loses her real one to Zorin.]]
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Not as much as her Master, but [[spoiler: after she becomes a true vampire, she shifts her shadow/tendril into whatever she wants (arm or wing or swirly whip-thing).]] If Anderson is to be believed, even the rest of her body is just a cloak.
--> [[spoiler: "Yer eyes look just like the depths o' Hell. Shame on ye, still taking on ae human form."]]
%%* BadassAdorable:
* BadassInDistress: Occasionally, for Pip or Alucard to save. And then can turn the tables, most of the time on her own terms.
* BattleCouple: With Pip. He helps her with tactics, she'll carry out the rest.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Subverted when she [[spoiler:loses her eyes and one arm during a battle. She regenerates her eyes, but her arm remains missing, replaced by a tendril of blood-shadow]].
* BerserkButton: PlayedForLaughs when [[LoveInterest Pip]] [[BelligerentSexualTension Bernadotte]] calls her a "freak"/"monster," or sings dirty songs near her.
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** Pressing her major berserk button is ''not'' a good idea. [[spoiler:You ''really'' shouldn't have killed and insulted Pip, Zorin Blitz...]]
** Also, Seras promptly goes berserk [[spoiler:when the ghouls that Jan Valentine made out of Hellsing's initial guards swarm her until Integra intervenes. Even Integra was shocked, and she didn't flinch when held at gunpoint.]] She wasn't even a fully fledged vampire.
* {{BFG}}:
** The Harkonnen cannons. Look at the first Harkonnen [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Walter_Dornez_Harkonnen.jpg compared to Walter]]. If you don't, long story short, Seras uses guns that are a few feet longer than she is tall.
--->'''Pip:''' ''(about the Harkonnen II)'' "Your new equipment is nothing to scoff at. The Harkonnen II 30mm semi-automatic cannon. Maximum range, 4km. Gross weight, 345 kilos. We're pulling out the stops for this crowd, aren't we?"
** And near the end it's topped with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.8_cm_FlaK_18/36/37/41 Flak 88]]. [[spoiler:Which she rips up from beneath the floor.]]
* TheBigGirl: She may be short in stature, but vampire Seras can knock the tallest of men only their backsides with the slightest flick of her finger.
* BoobsOfSteel: Physically strongest female character in the series and has by far the largest chest.
* BrainsAndBrawn: With [[BattleCouple Pip]] as the Brains, his extensive combat experience helping her be more effective.
* BreakTheCutie: Interestingly, despite the traumas piled upon her, Seras remains staunchly both unbroken and a cutie.
* CatSmile: She has one in OVA/Volume 8. And this was ''after'' [[spoiler: she drank Pip's blood, embraced true vampirism, and laid bloody waste to Zorin and her troops.]]
* ColourCodedCharacters: Yellow.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Walter finds that she has no family left, which makes [[{{Unperson}} dealing]] with her new [[TheMasquerade status as a vampire]] much simpler.
* CooldownHug: Seras gets one from Integra at the end of the Valentine brothers fight [[spoiler:to stop her from going berserk and killing all the ghoul-turned Hellsing troops]].
* CuteBruiser: When she and Pip first met, he was incapable of taking her seriously because she's so adorable - then she knocked him flat with a single finger.
%%* CuteLittleFangs
* CuteMonsterGirl: Come on, admit it -- Seras is ''adorable''.
* DangerouslyShortSkirt: A miniskirt, and she [[ActionGirl definitely has the danger level]] set.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: It's not dwelt upon much, but her childhood sucked ''[[HarmfulToMinors hardcore]]''.
* DarkIsNotEvil: She's a vampire, sired by ''the'' vampire. And you know how ''most'' vampires are portrayed (Alucard as Exhibit A). Seras, however, is sweet-natured and sunny. [[spoiler:Even when she's become a full-fledged vampire, complete with her clothes changing from yellow to dark red, she's developed an obvious edge but remains as kindly as ever.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Though not as much as others, you can still count on her to insert a few cutting remarks here and there as the OnlySaneEmployee.
* TheDeterminator: It was why Alucard "saved" her - in a situation with no good outcome, she never stopped trying to fight back in every way she could.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything:
** The way a horde of male soldier ghouls grope and force Seras' legs apart during the Valentine Brothers' attack.
** Her LecherousLicking of the blood off Integra's finger.
* DontThinkFeel: During their first mission, Alucard orders Seras to use her [[OurVampiresAreDifferent "third eye"]] to snipe a [[SuperSpeed fast-running]] target, and she frets about it being night and having no scope. His answer amounts to this.
* DumbBlonde: According to Pip: "She's a bit dim/dumb, but a good girl."
* EleventhHourSuperpower: She uses her powers to use a gun the size of a few buses [[spoiler:to destroy the Major's bulletproof glass shield]].
* ExtremeDoormat: To Integra. With Alucard, it's subverted since Seras complains several times, but he's so intimidating that she closes her mouth swiftly. It doesn't stop her from sporting quite the stink-face.
* EyeScream: Her eyes get slashed out [[spoiler: by Zorin before she cuts off Seras' arm. Thankfully, these get healed when she becomes a full vampire.]]
* FairCop: Or rather, ex-cop, since she technically died in the line of duty. Not that it stops everyone referring to her as "Police Girl".
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** With the manga far closer to completion when it was developed, the Ultimate OVA got to indulge. When Alucard turns her into a vampire, for instance, she has a vague flashback to the day her parents died [[spoiler:which Zorin "allows" her to revisit with a lot more clarity]]. Every now and then, generally when she's threatened or smells blood, her meek veneer shatters to reveal a monster capable of ripping enemies apart in seconds to remind us that she hasn't unlocked the majority of her power...yet. [[spoiler:In Episode 7 of the OVA, it happens, she tears through all the remaining attackers like they were wet tissue paper, and afterwards even Father Anderson thinks twice about taking her on. It's probably not a coincidence that her clothes and eyes become and stay blood red, just like those of her master.]]
** When Seras explains to Alucard that she felt drinking his blood would make her lose 'something important' inside of her, he calls her an idiot but concedes she has a point, stating that 'perhaps it's time for a vampire that does not walk alone in the night'. When she ''does'' finally drink blood, she is literally not alone [[spoiler:because she now has Pip's soul inside her]], ''and'' she keeps her humanity.
%%* FreudianTrio: With Alucard as TheId and Integra as TheSuperego, Seras is TheEgo.
* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: The [[TokenGoodTeammate only one]] in [[BlackAndGreyMorality the]] [[CrapsackWorld series.]]
* GoodIsNotSoft: Heck no, she isn't. Literally flicks Pip across the room with a finger poke and fires massive bullets against enemies. And that's [[UpToEleven before she gets mad]].
* GunsAkimbo: Harkonnen II. Despite it being an anti-tank cannon.
* HappinessInSlavery: Being Alucard/Hellsing's servant doesn't seem to bother her very much. They gradually move more towards a mentor-apprentice, father-daughter relationship by the end of the series.
* TheHeart: Of an organization where having one is a weakness. It doesn't stop her from becoming a powerful Draculina and all-around badass.
* HeroicBSOD: Completely breaks down after [[spoiler:Zorin kills Pip in OVA 7]]. Then she heard the insults...
* HiddenDepths: Something that Alucard himself, of all people, points out to Walter (out of Seras' earshot, of course). There was her godawful childhood, after which she chose to be like her father and join the police. As a rookie cop, she saw her fellows slaughtered and was attacked by their corpses, then captured, molested and threatened with rape by a vampire, then mortally wounded by her rescuer. It was a closer brush with darkness than many mortals live through, and she chose to then take that darkness upon herself and become a vampire, but still defend both humanity in general and her own humanity. After all that she's endured, she wants to ''keep'' enduring rather than give up. And when ''Alucard'' is intrigued by a person's resolve, that person is worth watching - he believes she's earned immortality. [[spoiler:Something that he believes he has not yet done himself.]]
* HowDoIShotWeb: Seras encounters this issue with her new vampire powers. Alucard has to tell her that she has a third eye in OVA I; she has to figure out how to use it at the right time.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Not that she had many options - it was clear neither Alucard not Integra were interested in arguments - but Seras has no problem at all with gunning down other vamps, and indeed would much rather do that than kill humans.
* IHateYouVampireDad: In the first anime, there is no love lost between Seras and Alucard. In the manga, he just scares the crap out of her. But at the same time, she looks to him as a sort of teacher and becomes visibly distraught whenever he's seriously (or seemingly) injured or killed. By her own admission, he is the closest thing she's got to a guide and anchor in this bizarre new world, and she doesn't want to face it alone.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Could give Alucard a run for his money, given that we see her shooting down V1 rockets and firing at targets separated from her by walls and floors and still hitting them.
* InSeriesNickname: Police Girl (by the author himself, used by most characters), Girly/Missy/Mignonette/''Ma Chere'' (Pip Bernadotte's), depending on the translation.
* LecherousLicking: With Integra.
* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: The light to Integra's dark. Yes, even though she's a vampire and Integra is a religious knight.
* LightningBruiser: While she's already stronger and faster than a normal human [[spoiler: after becoming a full vampire, she starts moving so fast that Millennium vampires, who can dodge bullets, can't react in time.]]
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/15a78de926c698d8ed4cb5f965a4b2f3/tumblr_nbkq7uT1mc1tkk631o2_500.gif Zorin, you dun goofed.]]
* LovelyAngels: With Integra in Volumes 9 and 10.
* ManBitesMan: Vampire Bites Vampire! Hope you didn't need that [[spoiler: arm, Zorin!]]
* MeaningfulName: Translated from Latin, her name means "Bringer of Victory".
* MsFanservice: Occasionally her breasts and buttocks get more focus than necessary. It even gets [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-series. Though considering her design and compared to many other examples of this trope, she's pretty tame considering we don't see any scenes of her naked or undressed.
** Her first meeting with Sir Penwood in the OVA is a loose combination between AssKicksYou and CrashIntoHello, with emphasis on Seras' backside.
* MoralityPet:
** Acts as this throughout the series. Honestly, if it weren't for Seras, [[IceQueen Integra]] and [[VillainProtagonist Alucard]] would be ''a lot'' less sympathetic. She literally brings out the best (however miniscule) in both of them.
** Same with Walter (especially after [[spoiler: he turns traitor]]) and [[OnlyInItForTheMoney Pip]] [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Bernadotte]]. Not for nothing [[WordOfGod Kohta Hirano himself]] called her "the light that stands out from the darkness." She brings out the hidden kindness in almost everyone. Those [[KickTheDog who lack kindness, well]]...
* MoreDakka: Harkonnen II. A pair of ''thirty millimeter cannons'' (same size as the rounds used by the [[{{BFG}} GAU-8 Avenger]] in the [[CoolPlane A-10 Warthog]]) belt fed from a backpack, and fires out shells like a machine gun.
* NeverHurtAnInnocent: Seras doesn't want to kill normal humans, especially humans who don't know what they're up against. In the series, her targets are restricted to ghouls and the supernatural troops of Millennium, in direct contrast with Alucard killing everything in his way... and anything adjacent to his way...
* NiceGirl: Remains the ''one'' ray of kind-hearted and good-natured sunshine in this franchise, [[spoiler: even after becoming a True Vampire]].
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: What she does to [[spoiler:Zorin Blitz]], culminating in leaving behind a red smear on the wall.
* NoNameGiven: It's not that the characters insist on calling her ''Police Girl'', but that Kohta Hirano didn't have a name for her until deadlines demanded him to change that at the end of the first volume. She was 'Police Girl' to him when he made the character. Then she became Seras Victoria.
* NonHumanSidekick: To Alucard, Integra and Walter usually as an extra help. She's held as equal on the part of others.
* NowThatsUsingYourTeeth: How she tears off [[spoiler:Zorin's arm]]. Also part of how [[spoiler:she kills the Captain, by immobilising him and keeping him within reach of the silver tooth]].
%%* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:With Pip after she makes him her familiar.]]
%%* OralFixation: Occasionally.
* OfCourseImNotAVirgin: Seems very tempted to invoke this when Alucard asks as she's held hostage by a vampire, but tells the truth at the last second. [[ShootTheHostage Fortunately]] [[VirginPower for]] [[CurseThatCures her.]]
* PantyShot: The uniform allows this. Ironically enough, the ''only'' time that Seras flashes her panties is in the last chapter, when she kicks a door in.
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality: Implied with her backstory, her being [[ConvenientlyAnOrphan conveniently]] [[VirginPower a virgin]] for her FirstEpisodeResurrection, and her tendency to [[BerserkButton flip out]] when groped or faced with "sexual harassment." Then again, who wouldn't have hang ups about sex after [[spoiler:being ForcedToWatch as your mother was killed and raped, [[{{Squick}} in that order]], [[HarmfulToMinors while you were a small child]]]]?
* PluckyComicRelief: The source of most of the series' humor.
* PluckyGirl: No matter how much crap is thrown at Seras, she retains her humanity.
* ThePollyanna: A more subtle example than most. Let's list the ways, shall we? She's gone through ParentalAbandonment in a HarmfulToMinors life, has brushes with AttemptedRape, was a SoleSurvivor in OVA I, got a FirstEpisodeResurrection, and she has to work in a CrapsackWorld where she proceeds to get a complete TraumaCongaLine that [[SerialEscalation keeps getting worse]]. Yet Seras remains as cute, sweet and sunny as she ever was. She apparently recovers enough that no one would even guess she has a DarkAndTroubledPast.
* PowerEchoes: Gains an echo to her voice [[spoiler:after drinking Pip's blood and becoming a true vampire.]]
* ProHumanTranshuman: She takes on the mission of the Hellsing Organisation with no complaints, at least about the mission itself. (The other people in the organisation and her condition as a vampire are different matters.)
%%* PsychicBlockDefense: After Seras [[spoiler:drinks Pip's blood and absorbs his soul, he shields her mind from Zorin's psychic invasion]]. Then Seras makes very sure there won't be another try. [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge Very, very sure]].
* RapeIsTheNewDeadParents: Hirano takes two for two as Seras' parents were murdered and her mother was raped right afterwards, [[ForcedToWatch right in front of her]], [[HarmfulToMinors when she was a small child]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her eyes turn red? She's going berserk. In other words, RUN. [[spoiler: Turn red permanently after she drinks Pip's blood and embraces her vampire nature]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Zorin, you done fucked up. Good job.
-->''"A gnat... You called him a '''gnat.''' You'll pay. You'll fucking pay! '''YOU'LL PAAAAY!'''''"
-->''"How does it feel to have someone '''fuck with your head'''!? HOW DOES IT FEEL, '''YOU BITCH!?"'''''
%%* ShipperOnDeck: [[spoiler:In Romancia, Seras subtly teased Integra with Alucard, by trying to mimic him and offer to suck her blood. [[{{Tsundere}} Integra got angry and kicked her as result]]]].
* ShounenHair: What's going on with the hair down her neck? Cosplayers have replicated the look with varying degrees of success.
* ShoutOut: The name of Seras' main weapon comes from ''Franchise/{{Dune}}''. Hirano jokingly compared the Harkonnen II's design to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Dendrobium Orchis]].
* {{Sidekick}}: To Alucard, Integra, and briefly Walter.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Debatable in the manga how much or how long Seras likes Pip before [[spoiler: the attack on Hellsing HQ]], but the reader doesn't see them get along or learn of their feelings till after Pip reveals his HiddenHeartOfGold. It's heavily implied in the OVA though, particularly OVA 7 CreativeClosingCredits. A PhotoMontage reveals the two fought like cats and dogs until Pip made an effort to be polite with her in Rio de Janeiro. From then on, they got along much better and seemed to grow more respectful. Considering [[TheGadfly Pip]] usually started/escalated fights by [[BerserkButton pushing her buttons]], it's likely [[TheHeart Seras]] didn't come around until he TookALevelInKindness toward her. At the very least, his nobler qualities seem to be what attract her, not the "bad boy" mercenary persona.
** Kohta Hirano stated that if Seras wasn't a vampire and Pip wasn't a mercenary, "they would be the perfect couple, everyone would be envious of."
* SlasherSmile: When she's pissed off, ohhhh boy. She takes it from her sire, that's for sure.
* SmallGirlBigGun: She is frequently shown waving around her 30mm artillery rifle which is longer than she is tall. Later in the manga, she starts shooting down zeppelins using ''a pair of those rifles'' like machine guns. Yes, ''Small Girl, MoreDakka! [[GunsAkimbo And Akimbo!]]'' Near the end of the manga, she [[SerialEscalation picks up an 88mm artillery cannon and fires it ''off the shoulder'']] [[spoiler:into the Major's face]].
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Is it Seras, Ceres, or ''Serouss''?
* TheSquadette: She is the only female Hellsing officer in all appearances.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: In Ultimate 7, "Zakuro" by Suilen plays [[spoiler:while Seras drinks Pip's blood to underscore both her transformation and her defeat of Zorin's forces]].
* {{Tomboy}}: When she was young. Though she still shows signs of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Becomes the second strongest vampire in the series after she drank [[spoiler:Bernadotte's]] blood.
* TokenGoodTeammate: The only character that could be considered a full-on hero, even after [[spoiler:devouring Pip's blood and becoming a full-on vampire]], her niceness is absolutely impossible to debate.
* TraumaCongaLine: [[BreakTheCutie Lost the people closest to her]] not once, not twice, [[UpToEleven not three times]], but ''[[SerialEscalation four]]'' times.
* TrueSight: The way she usually uses what Alucard refers to as "the third eye" - she can see through darkness, over long distances and - with some strength of will - past illusions.
* {{Tsundere}}: Towards Pip Bernadotte, in particular.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Pip Bernadotte [[spoiler:at least in the beginning]].
* UndeathlyPallor: While she was already fair-skinned to begin with, her skin becomes noticeably paler after [[spoiler:becoming a full-fledged vampire]].
* UnstoppableRage: When she snaps, such as during the Valentine Brothers' assault and Zorin Blitz's assault.
* WhatTheHellHero: She points out to Alucard in OVA II that the SWAT team he massacred were just ordinary humans doing their jobs. It's perhaps the one time Alucard ''ever'' feels compelled to defend his actions - saying that ''they'' tried to kill her and him first, so killing them right back is the only course - but she remains unconvinced.
* WellDoneSonGuy: A "Well Done Daughter" Girl version. Seems to be anxious to win Alucard's approval of her merits. [[spoiler:After killing Zorin, [[ILoveYouVampireSon she]] [[SoProudOfYou got]] [[PetTheDog just]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming that]].]]
* WoundThatWillNotHeal: It's ambiguous if her missing arm is one. Even thirty years later, the limb has yet to regrow. However, her eyes were healed while it wasn't, and she displayed an ability to regenerate her other arm shortly after, even with only one soul inside her.
* YourEyesCanDeceiveYou: Her human eyes, according to Alucard.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Thigh high socks and mini skirt.

[[folder: Walter C. Dornez]]
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->'''Voiced by:''' Motomu Kiyokawa (old) / Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (young adult) / Creator/RomiPark (teenager) (JP), Ralph Lister (old) / Creator/LiamOBrien (young adult) / J.D. Stone (teenager) (EN)

-->''"Oh dear, I missed...I guess I'm not as spry as I used to be. My name is Walter Dornez, butler to the Hellsing family and former master vampire hunter. [[BadassBoast I highly recommend pissing yourself, followed by a course of praying to your impotent god.]]"''

Integra's butler and also the retired retainer of the Hellsing Family. He is known as the "Angel of Death", due to his incredible fighting prowess and skill with manipulating ultra-thin wires that can cut nearly anything to ribbons. Don't be fooled by his elderly appearance -- to this day, he can still prove to kick a lot of undead ass.

* ADayInTheLimelight: Walter is the main character of ''[[{{Prequel}} The Dawn]]'', which focuses on the time Alucard and he spent fighting Millennium in WWII era Warsaw [[spoiler: and will almost certainly detail the circumstances of Walter's betrayal.]]
* AffablyEvil: To Integra and Seras [[spoiler:after his betrayal. He's relieved that Integra is willing to send Alucard after him so he can finally fulfill his lifelong obsession and exchanges words of encouragement with Seras before his last fight.]]
* AlmightyJanitor: Straight up one of the best fighters in entire the series. Among the Hellsing staff, the only person who outclasses him is [[InvincibleHero Alucard]]. He's Sir Integra's ''butler.''
* AlwaysSecondBest: To Alucard. During their [[spoiler: final confrontation, Alucard even rubs it in Walter's face by stating that if Anderson couldn't defeat him, then a "brat" like Walter never could. Of course, this blatantly implies that Walter wasn't even second best, but ''third'' best behind Anderson, who Alucard views as his true rival and WorthyOpponent.]]
* AsideGlance: Can give these from time to time, especially when something silly is going on.
* BadassGrandpa: Emphasis on the "Badass" part. 70 years old, and still quite capable of tearing you and your undead army some new orifices. He claims he's not as spry as he used to be... which makes you wonder what he was like when he was ''younger''. [[spoiler:Then he gets rejuvenated, losing the Grandpa part, and vampirised and keeps the Badass part.]]
* BattleButler: To the Hellsing family. Next to Alucard, he's probably the strongest fighter they have to offer, and he rips an entire hallway full of Jan Valentine's ghouls to bloody pieces.
* BattleCouple: Not a romantic one, but Young Walter and Girlycard ([[spoiler:female version of Alucard]]) can be included here.
* {{Bishonen}}: Kid Walter. He looks a bit like [[Manga/DeathNote L]], too.
* BloodKnight: Don't let his contained, reliable old retainer persona fool you. Walter ''relishes'' in the slaughter of his enemies. This also serves to make him fairly creepy when we are shown glimpses of the bloodlust that shimmers beneath his well-kept outward persona. He's always quite happy to observe Alucard's rampages. Even more so when he was a kid, since he didn't even ''bother to hide it.'' Kid Walter was a vicious little bastard, complete with SlasherSmile and [[LaughingMad disconcerting evil laughter.]]
* ButHeSoundsHandsome: His praising whoever orchestrated the attack as a "tactical genius" can come across as this [[spoiler: if Walter worked for Millennium before the series started and/or leaked information for the Valentine Brothers' attack on Hellsing.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Holds the distinction of being the only non-supernatural/biologically augmented member of the cast who still nonetheless has easily superhuman abilities.
* ChildSoldier: Walter was barely 14 years old when he fought against Millennium in WWII, cutting bloody swathes through Nazis and ghouls right alongside Hellsing's [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]], Alucard. And it's implied that he had been fighting vampires long beforehand.
* ColourCodedCharacters: Dark purple.
* TheConfidant: From time to time, he and Alucard would have personal conversations over a wide range of topics. Most telling were those dealing with the women of Hellsing, idle discussion of Alucard's immortality, and concern about Walter's advancing old age. The talks gave an impression the two were close and could share topics they wouldn't with Integra and Seras. [[spoiler:All the more reason for Alucard's intense rage when Walter revealed his betrayal]].
* CoolOldGuy: He may be 70+ years old but he sure can still rip you a new one.
* DeadlyUpgrade: Gets an even more powerful - and deteriorating - upgrade as [[spoiler:vampirized Walter, who's only stable in this 14-year-old form]].
* DeadpanSnarker: He enjoys utilizing this against friend and foe alike, sniping out insults that are often hard to distinguish from compliments. [[spoiler: However, some of his snipes and snarking become less funny when it's revealed that Walter is the traitor who's been feeding Millennium information and assistance all along]].
* EvilAllAlong: It's eventually revealed that Walter's been planning to betray the Hellsing organization ever since World War II.
* EvilCostumeSwitch: Walter's post-vamping ensemble.
* FaceHeelTurn: Although Sir Islands points out there's reason to suspect that he turned WAY before the series started. Sixty years, in fact.
* FinalBoss: Even though it's Schrödinger who 'defeats' him, [[spoiler:he is Alucard's final enemy in the OVA and manga.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** On the day young Integra is forced to wake Alucard up from his torpor to protect her against her murderous uncle and [[{{Mooks}} his goon squad,]] Walter is nowhere to be found. Sir Islands later mentions that he had forewarned Walter of the danger to Integra's life, but Walter still inexplicably chose not to act on it. [[spoiler: It seems Walter wanted Integra to wake him, and this was his way of forcing her hand.]]
** There's also a ''second'' instance when Alucard explains just who Millennium really are and about his and Walter's own chequered past with them. At ''no point'' prior to this does Walter ever acknowledge that he is familiar with Millennium or that he fought them before, and only acquiesces after some prodding from Alucard. He claims he'd forgotten because it was so long ago, but...
* FreudianExcuse: He was sick and tired of [[AlwaysSecondBest always being second best]] to Alucard (who [[OvershadowedByAwesome overshadowed him]] without effort), and of having to [[TrashOfTheTitans clean up]] after his apathetic, womanizing boss. It's possible that he also had major issues from being a ChildSoldier during WWII, and was fed up with Arthur and Alucard being [[{{Jerkass}} unappreciative jerks]], as seen in ''The Dawn''. [[spoiler:No wonder he turned on them for the first person to show appreciation for his talents that came along.]]
* FriendlyEnemy: He is rather polite even to enemies like Jan Valentine. [[spoiler:Even after turning his cloak, he accepts Seras's well-wishes before she and Integra go off to confront the Major, and he wishes her well in turn.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: After being able to redeem himself [[spoiler:by destroying Mina Harker's remains]].
* GreenEyedMonster: He's tired of being AlwaysSecondBest and wanted to defeat Alucard at least ''once''.
* HeelFaceTurn: Walter redeemed himself at the very end.
* HiddenDepths: Hands up who suspected of his skills the first time you saw him?
* InSeriesNickname: "Shinigami Walter". The Angel of Death. The Grim Reaper.
%%* InexplicablyAwesome
* KickTheDog: He stomps on [[spoiler: Anderson's ashes only moments after his death. And calls him garbage for dying. Right in front of Heinkel, Yumie, and all of the other Iscariot priests whom Anderson raised as his children. Alucard, Integra, and Seras are all equally infuriated and disgusted by this action. Then Walter slices poor Yumie into pieces when she tries to avenge her mentor's desecration. Ouch.]]
* TheLancer: Back when he was partnered solely with Alucard. Now, he's more of TheSmartGuy.
* MadeOfIron: Taking punches from the Captain and staying ''intact'', let alone conscious, definitely qualifies.
* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: ''The Dawn'' implies this to be the reason he sided with Millennium. Arthur and Alucard really did not treat him well, from what little we see of the OrphanedSeries.
* MouthyKid: ''Dawn'' reveals that he was rather bratty as a kid. Probably justified; it'd be hard to discipline a 14-year-old whose well-deserved nickname is "Angel of Death".
* TheMole: For Millennium.
%%* MysteriousMiddleInitial
* NotQuiteFlight: In ''The Dawn'', he paraglides out of a plane under a cloud of his wires.
* NotSoDifferent: From ''Alucard'', if that tells you anything. This, coupled with how long they've known each other, is probably the reason Walter is the closest thing to a ''friend'' Alucard really has.
* OneLastSmoke: How he goes out.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Much to his frustration. No matter what he does, he could just never escape Alucard's shadow.
* PeoplePuppets: Can inflict this after regaining his youth, stringing up Luke Valentine from ''the inside out'' to control him [[spoiler:and does the same to the Black Hound of Baskerville.]]
* RazorFloss: To the point he provides the Trope's Image. Its his trademark weapon, stored in his gloves. Walter has three versions of his gloves, two pairs like normal gloves (in white and black) and a fingerless pair.
* RealityEnsues: Possibly. Turns out sending a fourteen year old ChildSoldier out on a suicide mission with a HumanoidAbomination to save the world could very well have ended up having some very negative psychological effects on Walter.
* RetiredBadass: He used to fight on the front lines with Alucard, but now serves as Integra's butler and only participates in combat when the manor itself is threatened. [[spoiler: And then he comes out of retirement to be deaged and vampirized.]]
* RivalTurnedEvil: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation One possible interpretation.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Half the glasses, double the [[BuffySpeak scary-shininess]].
* SlasherSmile: Tends to sport a rather unsettling one whenever there's violence to be had.
* ServileSnarker: Basically [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} Alfred]] with extensive combat training and superhuman physical prowess in terms of demeanor and role at the beginning of the story.
* SmokingIsCool: Young Walter thinks so.
* SmugSuper: ''Definitely'' this when he was younger.
* TallDarkAndSnarky: Tall? Yes. Dark? Yes. Snarky? Oh yes.
* TheButlerDidIt: Is believed to be behind the security breaches [[spoiler:that allowed the Valentine brothers to infiltrate Hellsing's HQ.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Jan Valentine before bringing out his wires. [[spoiler:Gets a powerful one from Alucard at the end of volume/episode 9]].
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: A victim of it, especially for those who have not read the manga. The initial trailer for the ''Ultimate'' [=OVA=] (the big one set to "Broken English") showed off a glimpse of [[spoiler:Walter as a vampire]]. Then, the credits for ''Ultimate'' 3 revealed [[spoiler:Walter amongst the Millenium commanders back in 1944]]. The trailer for ''Ultimate'' 8 also re-showed [[spoiler:Walter's rejuvenated vampire form]].
%%* TraitorShot: [[spoiler:In [[FridgeBrilliance hindsight]], if Walter was working for Millennium all along, many of his [[AsideGlance aside glances]] throughout the series could be this, especially when other characters discuss Millennium around him.]]
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Always sports a waistcoat regardless of location [[spoiler:or age.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: Walter is ''much'' more important then he at first seems, if the number of spoiler tags here is anything to go by.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Implied to be [[spoiler: part of the reason he might have made a deal with Millennium]] in ''The Dawn'', where Alucard and Arthur really don't treat him well. TheHedonist Arthur drinks and womanizes in the luxury of his mansion while Walter risks his life in Warsaw (which [[OnlySaneMan Sir Islands]] [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out on]]), and Alucard repeatedly leaves him to fend for himself against an opponent he has little hope of winning against. Yikes.

[[folder: Pip Bernadotte]]

->'''Voiced by:''' HiroakiHirata (JP), YuriLowenthal (EN)

-->''"Oh, the inequity! Damn you, bourgeoisie! '''Damn you!"'''''

The captain of the Wild Geese [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenaries]], who are hired by Hellsing after the entire Hellsing forces were wiped out by the Valentine Brothers. Bernadotte is cynical, snarky, and a pervert, but he's also a cunning strategist and very proficient in the art of war.

* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: When Seras drinks his blood, he exists within her body and manifests occasionally as a shadow in her arm.
* BackFromTheDead: Seras lets his soul have a lot more autonomy and will, meaning that he quite literally lives on inside her.
* BadassNormal: Being an ordinary human with extensive combat skills in a world full of vampires and suped up humans.
* BattleCouple: With Seras, giving her tactical advice and being her motivator.
* BloodKnight: Acts like he's [[OnlyInItForTheMoney only in it for the money]], but according to him and his grandfather, his family all became mercenaries for "the fun of it".
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Integra has the Wild Geese meet Seras as the first example of a vampire. Overlaps with MeetCute.
** WordOfGod is that Pip and Seras ''would'' [[ShipTease make for a cute couple]] (as seen [[http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120105193960/hellsing/images/f/f4/Pipseras.png here]]), had things been different. But with him being a lifelong Merc and her being an undead blood-sucker... well, things really wouldn't work for them. [[spoiler: Though they eventually become a "couple", of sorts, after Pip becomes her familiar.]]
** More specifically, Kohta Hirano stated that if Seras wasn't a vampire and Pip wasn't a mercenary, "they would be the perfect couple, everyone would be envious of." Whether he means they [[spoiler:are a couple, albeit a really weird one,]] or they wouldn't work is up for interpretation.
* BraidsOfAction: A truly majestic one long enough to reach all the way down his back.
* BrainsAndBrawn: With Seras as the Brawn. Pip is more tactical and experienced in battle, so he helps Seras pinpoint where to most effectively use her vampiric strength.
* TheCaptain: Of the Wild Geese. Just like his grandfather before him, they are [[UndyingLoyalty undyingly loyal]] to Pip and follow him into battle with a zealousness that can only come from great leadership. [[spoiler: After Seras' absorbed his soul, the survivors of the Wild Geese saluted her, recognizing that his soul resided within her now.]]
* ChivalrousPervert: For all that he teases Seras, he'd never do anything to hurt her even if he could.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Dark green.
* CombatPragmatist: Pip's one for sure. He knows for a fact that his men don't stand a chance fighting close range, so he ultimately relies on Seras' MoreDakka, landmines, claymores and general trickery to win battles. He wipes out 80% of Zorin's forces during her strike.
* DeadpanSnarker:
-->"A vampire, drinking wine in an airplane, flying to Rio de Janeiro in broad daylight? The stories have got it all wrong."
* TheDeterminator: Wooden shrapnel in the gut and getting his legs shot at did not stop him from trying to carry Seras [[spoiler:away from Zorin to escape. Only when he gets stabbed with her scythe does he fall. Even then it doesn't completely kill him.]]
* DisappearedDad: Pip's father died fighting in Colombia, meaning his mother and grandfather looked after him as a kid.
* DoubleEntendre: ''Very'' fond of using these.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: [[spoiler: After becoming Seras' familiar he gains: eternal life, enhanced strength, can talk mentally with Seras, and can be manifested at anytime.]]
* EveryoneLooksSexierIfFrench: Subverted - Seras doesn't find him attractive because he's French.
* EyepatchOfPower: Lost his left eye during a gig, so he wears one. Never takes it off.
* AFatherToHisMen: Looks out for his men and refuses to leave them behind.
* {{Foil}}: He is a very interesting and striking example of one to the Major. Pip finds fighting for fun vile, while the Major just loves everything about war. Both are able to inspire undying loyalty from the troops under their command, but while the Major used his men as tools for his plans, Pip genuinely cares about the Wild Geese, and does everything he can to get them out of a situation alive. Both can give very rousing speeches, but Pip's can often be short and sweet, while the Major will just drone on and on. Heck, even in regards to how they treat vampires, the differences are pretty striking. The Major refused vampirism because of how proud he is of his "humanity" and didn't like the idea of "sharing his life with another", as he puts it. Pip [[spoiler: willingly lets Seras, the woman he loves, drink his blood, letting her become a true vampire, and is able to retain his free will even when he is her familiar.]]
%%* TheGadfly: To Seras, at least at first.
* GeniusBruiser: He's good at physical fighting, but is more likely to use well-executed tactics to gain the upper hand. [[spoiler: Its possible that becoming Seras' familiar was also his plan after becoming mortally wounded as it would not only make Seras' more powerful, it kept him from being completely dead.]]
* GuileHero: The defenses that he sets up against Millennium succeed in stopping them dead (no pun intended) in their tracks.
* HandicappedBadass: He lost his eye on the field, but it didn't slow him down.
* TheHeart: To Seras and his mercenaries, he keeps them grounded and motivated.
* HeroicSacrifice: Is alright with giving up his life to save Seras. [[spoiler:He comes back.]]
* HeyYou: Like Alucard and Integra before him, Pip refuses to call Seras by name, even after she corrects him. Only does so while giving her a RousingSpeech about avenging London, and after [[spoiler: successfully stealing a kiss]].
* HiddenDepths: The rough-talking mercenary in the beginning of OVA III didn't survive on combat alone. The tactics he pulls off in the series help keep people alive.
* InsultOfEndearment: Girl/Girly/Missy/''Ma chère'' (depending on the translation) for Seras, to make fun of her youth, inexperience, and gender. Over time, it becomes an AffectionateNickname.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: According to the credits of one of the episodes he was fairly rude to Seras, but he genuinely cares for his men and by OVA VI his speech on how much he feels that all of the battle is ''wrong'' and his looking out for Seras show otherwise.
* KnightInSourArmor: He says right out that he hates London, and he won't mourn it when it's gone - but he loves the ''people'' of London, and he won't let Millenium get away with massacring them.
* LadykillerInLove: Has shades of this with Seras, especially with trying to steal kisses from her.
* LoveInterest: For Seras.
* LimitedWardrobe: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Pip's case. We've seen him in at least three different outfits besides his mercenary apparel. Including a bright pink t-shirt that he wore to see the Queen of England.
* MadeOfIron: Poor [[BadassNormal guy]] gets attacked again and again by Zorin and her mooks, including getting stuck with wooden shrapnel in an explosion. It takes [[spoiler:several bullets to his torso and ''being stabbed straight through the back'' by Zorin's scythe to finally bring him down, and he's able to light a cigarette and give one last Rousing Speech before he kicks the bucket.]]. [[spoiler: It doesn't stick.]]
%%* MrFanservice
* NiceHat: Wears an Australian slouch hat.
* [[spoiler: NotQuiteDead: He exists inside Seras, enough to have her complain when he starts smoking inside her.]]
* OfficerAndAGentleman: He's a bit crude, but he's a nice guy and a very competent leader.
* OfficialCouple: With Seras [[spoiler:after he becomes her familiar.]]
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He says that being a mercenary, he says that money -- even just a few cents -- is his only real reason for fighting (until he meets Seras, that is) because fighting just because it's ''fun'' would be vile and no one would let him do it. Just like [[BadassFamily all the men in his family going back to his "grandfather's grandfather's grandfather"]].
* RousingSpeech: Gives a fountain of them to Seras and his men, and never fails to motivate.
* TheSmartGuy: His plan to counter the attack on Hellsing HQ demonstrates a three-layered perimeter defence that successfully holds off the enemy forces. Seeing as said enemy forces are Nazi vampires who would slaughter them all if they managed to come within close range, it demonstrates his experience and cunning with tactics. This is just ''one'' instance.
* SacrificialLion: We know him long enough that his death does a huge emotional number on everyone [[spoiler:and allows Seras to achieve her true vampire power. Subverted in that Pip's soul and consciousness survives within Seras' and he can be summoned as a familiar. ]]
* ScarfOfAsskicking: Sports an impressively classy red scarf.
* SmokingIsCool: Near every scene of his is having him smoke a cigarette. [[spoiler: Even after his soul becomes Seras' familiar. She tells him to refrain from smoking when he is stored inside her, he still does.]]
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Bernadotte," "Bernadette" or "Vernadead"?
* ThisIsUnforgivable: What Millennium does to London. Says as much to motivate Seras in a RousingSpeech.
* TrueLoveIsExceptional: A perverted human mercenary that used to frequent cabarets and cathouses falls for sweet, innocent, virginal, (and [[ParalyzingFearOfSexuality erotophobic]]) vampire girl Seras Victoria. Go figure.
* UnscrupulousHero: At the beginning, as a mercenary who enjoys killing for it. Sheds this at the end.
* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: While not unfriendly or bad-looking in his own right, the smile he gives after [[spoiler: successfully kissing Seras]] could melt a heart of iron.

[[folder: Dr. Abraham Van Helsing]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (JP), Curt Lowens (EN)

-->''"This is not a nightmare you will be awaking from. You castles are plundered, your dominion is in ruins. Your servants destroyed. And the girl has fled this place forever more! She will '''never''' be yours, Count! You are judged, and found wanting Vampire King! You have nothing! You '''are''' nothing! '''Nothing!'''"''

A Dutch doctor who took interest in many fields, he was also a master vampire hunter whose greatest accomplishment was defeating Count Dracula. After he captured and enslaved Dracula, he founded the Hellsing Organization as a means of fighting the vampire threat.

* BadassGrandpa: He was in his old age when he defeated Alucard.
* BadassNormal: Helsing was a normal human who defeated Dracula at his best, in an implied CurbStompBattle and is the reason Alucard thinks HumansAreSpecial.
* BadassLongcoat: One appropriate for his era. [[spoiler:It would later become Alucard's.]]
* CoolOldGuy: Alucard respects him. That should be all you need.
* FaceFramedInShadow: A rare heroic example, when he looms over Alucard just as he's about to drive the stake into the vampire's chest.
* NiceHat: It's van Helsing, of course he'd have one. [[spoiler:It would later become Alucard's.]]
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained or implied (despite the flashback) how Abraham [[spoiler:alongside Johnathon Harker, Lord Godalming, and Quincy Morris (although Dr. Seward is missing, for some reason)]] managed to defeat [[spoiler:and enslave]] Dracula. All that is stated is that Dracula went all out, Quincey died, Mina escaped, and Abraham managed to strike such fear and respect into the old Count that this single human haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and made him weep blood. No matter how you cut it, this man is badass. Regardless of whether or not it was a team effort, it's clear that Helsing was the key figure.
* OurFounder: Founded the Hellsing Organization.
* WorldsStrongestMan: He beat Alucard ''at his very best'' in a CurbStompBattle.

[[folder: Arthur Hellsing]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (old) / Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (young) (JP), John E. Breen (EN)

-->''"Alucard is too powerful of a drug to be used as anything more than the occasional medicine."''

Integra's father and former leader of Hellsing. He oversaw and personally conducted the operation during World War II where Walter and Alucard raided Millennium's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.

* TheAlcoholic: Takes his tea with whiskey.
* {{Badass Beard}}: In his older years.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: In ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', Arthur was known to be an apathetic womanizing drunk who sent Walter C. Dornez, his most prized subordinate and loyal butler, on a plethora of missions slaying undead in addition to having him serve as a ChildSoldier during WWII alongside the condescending and unappreciative Alucard. This treatment led to Walter being fed up with Hellsing and siding with Millennium during the attack on Warsaw, which culminated in Alucard's eventual revival and Millennium's attack on London.
%%* BunnyEarsLawyer
* TheCasanova: At least in his younger days, he was quite the womaniser.
%%* TheChessmaster
* DescriptionCut: During WWII, Arthur confidently assures [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Sir Irons/Islands]] that BattleButler Walter is one of the finest vampire hunters in the world, despite being JustAKid, and there is no way he can fail. Back in Warsaw, [[spoiler: Walter is being strangled to death by the Captain, and is only saved at the last minute by Alucard.]]
%%* TheHedonist
%%* ThePatriarch
* SlasherSmile: When explaining about the vampires and ghouls in ''The Dawn''.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* ReallyGetsAround: Or he would, if Walter and Sir Islands would stop scaring away his "guests."
* TortureTechnician: This is the man who turned Dracula into Alucard. Heavily implied that it involved ''lots'' of experiments and torture.
* TrashOfTheTitans: When Walter isn't around to pick up after him.
* WhatTheHellHero: Sir Islands ''really'' lets him have it after he discovers [[TheHedonist Arthur]] is drinking and inviting girls over in his warm, comfy mansion when Walter and Alucard are out risking their lives in Warsaw.