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->''[[ArcWords The Bird of Hermes is my name]]''\\
''[[WillfullyWeak Eating my wings to make me tame]]''

The Hellsing Organization (officially, the Royal Order of Protestant Knights)'s job is to protect Great Britain from those who prey on the living -- and their chief operative is none other than the ancient and powerful vampire "{{Alucard}}". Alucard doesn't ''have'' to use guns (with DepletedPhlebotinumShells, ImprobableAimingSkills and near-BottomlessMagazines, no less) to pulverise other vampires, or anyone else in his way, but he sure does like to.

Alucard faithfully serves the leader of Hellsing, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Her devotion to the Anglican Church and the Queen prompts her to swiftly erase any threats towards them from existence and she sees no problem with employing the undead to destroy the undead.

The same cannot be said of Hellsing's rival, the fanatic Section XIII Iscariot, of the Catholic Church. They consider Hellsing little better than the monsters they hunt, despise the Anglicans of England, and their champion, the paladin Father Alexander Anderson, is just as bloodthirsty and as apparently un-killable as Alucard.

Enter Seras Victoria, the sole "surviving" member of a police squad killed by a vampire. Alucard offered her the [[EmergencyTransformation choice of dying human or continuing to fight undead]]. Seras chooses the latter and, by consequence, work for the Hellsing organization alongside Alucard. Although she mostly acts as comic relief (among other [[MsFanservice duties]]), her weight as a character greatly increases in the second half of the story. Meanwhile, Hellsing uncovers a plot of apocalyptic proportions, hatched by the mysterious “Millennium”.

''Hellsing'' exists as the original manga, an OVA series, and a television series. There is also a prequel, ''Hellsing: The Dawn'' which focus on Alucard and a young Walter during WorldWar2. Did we mention Alucard is a girl in this one?

'''This page deals with the manga and its OVA. For the TV series, see''' ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}''.

See also: ''Manga/{{Crossfire}}'' by the same artist.
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!!''Hellsing'' provides examples of:
* TheAbridgedSeries: [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C887FC499474C177 Here]].
** And [[WebVideo/HellsingUltimateAbridged one]] by [[DragonballAbridged Team Four Star]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgnIjJexut4 See it here]].
*** Don't forget the Hellsing Phase by Sehanort. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPReZ3ZOR2M See it here]].
* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Anderson's blessed bayonets.
** Tubalcain Alhambra has absurdly sharp ''playing cards''.
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga, Maxwell's hair is blonde, but was changed to silver in both anime adaptions. Pip's hair is also blonde in the manga, and was changed to brown in ''Ultimate''. Opposite of Maxwell, Doc's hair went from silver to blonde.
* AerithAndBob: Integra, Seras Victoria, Alucard and...Pip.
** Walter, [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Angel of Death]]
* AGlassOfChianti: The Major, who toasts champagne before attacking London.
** Alucard is frequently seen with a glass of wine in his chambers. Hell, he provides the trope image.
** [[BloodLust I don't think that's wine...]]
* AirVentPassageway: Used by a young Integra and later by Seras and Walter.
* AlternateHistory: Apparently, the British Empire is not only still around but is powerful enough to warrant the existence of Hellsing.
* {{Alucard}}: Happens to be the name of the vampire that resurrected Seras as a vampire.
** When he reveals his true form and unleashes his hell army, Alexander and Enrico call him Dracula.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Schrödinger the Nazi Cat-Boy-Scout (while there is his affection for the Major, there is also hint he found Seras attractive, based on his polite greeting of her). Possibly Rip van Winkle and Zorin Blitz too. Which is heavily ironic, since the Nazis used to murder homosexuals (especially gays) for their sexual orientation.
* AmericaWinsTheWar: Averted. Which is surprising for a WWII fiction, although this is because America is never mentioned.
** It is mentioned in passing in OVA that some of the higher ups of the U.S. government are vampires and that there is some chaos going on as a result. Mentioned again in the prequel.
* AmmunitionBackpack: Taken UpToEleven in ''Ultimate''. For the final battle, Seras's anti-tank rifle gets upgraded to a fully automatic belt-fed version and she uses a pair of them (with the appropriate reserve of ammo, many times her weight) to go GunsAkimbo against the vampire Nazi zeppelin.
* AnimeCatholicism: There's no way in hell that the Church would allow an Organization such as Iscariot to exist, namely with their willingness to sin to fight all the nasty beasties that inhabit the Hellsing universe....its breaks from Catholic doctrine. It DOES, however, allow for truly epic displays of badassery.
** The official stance of the Church InUniverse is that there is no such organization--in one of the prototype comics starring Yumie and Heinkel, they get chewed out by Maxwell because their shenanigans got plastered all over the news.
** Can be seen as an aversion. While it clearly is an example of FantasticCatholicism it lacks most of the elements that separates AnimeCatholicism from that trope (JesusTaboo, ChristianityIsCatholic, NunsAreMikos, ImprobableAge, CastFullOfPrettyBoys, GenderIsNoObject, NaughtyNuns, PlayedForLaughs and ImpossiblyCoolClothes) while still using a few JapaneseMediaTropes, which is to be expected seeing as Hellsing '''is''' [[ShapedLikeItself Japanese Media.]]
* AntiHero: Just about everyone.
* ArmorIsUseless: Hellsing's mauve shirts die by the dozen, to say nothing of the men of Millennium's military and police contacts [[spoiler: and most notably the men of 9th Crusade]]. Though to be fair pretty much everyone with a name is a BadassNormal or worse. When said 'worse' folks are wielding weaponry than can punch through armored vehicles with pin-point accuracy it's not like body armor would be particularly useful anyway.
* ArtEvolution: There's a noticeable change in style as the series progresses. Hirano even comments on this in the omakes.
** Alucard in particular gets a makeover after the early chapters. In the first volume, he actually looks more human and wears a more traditional style of greatcoat with a high collar which he keeps buttoned-up most of the time. Integra seems more feminine and has very wavy hair, and Seras just looks weird and badly-proportioned until the start of the 'Sword Dancer' mini-arc.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In the ninth episode of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA, a glimpse is shown into Alucard (Vlad the Impaler)'s past where he's shown being sexually abused by the Ottoman Sultan as a child. There is no evidence whatsoever to suggest that either he or his brother were mistreated to such a great extent while a hostage of the empire. In fact, Vlad's brother, Radu cel Frumos, actually became a fast friend of the heir apparent of then Ottoman Sultan Murad II, Mehmet the Conqueror, and became a high ranking Jannissary officer after converting to Islam. In fact, during the time Vlad was a hostage, Murad II was already fighting wars with the Holy Roman Empire and against Jonas Hunyadi, among other things. It's fairly unlikely he spent much time the sons of Vlad II who were in his custody.
** In addition, they decide to show Vlad's death, beheaded by Ottomans who defeated him. Nope. While Vlad the Impaler ''was'' dealt a fairly crushing and decisive defeat by the Ottomsn Empire in 1462, at the hands of the famed Jannissary battalions, he was not killed in ensuing battle, and in fact escaped, was thrown into prison in Hungary, escaped again, and returned to Wallachia. He was then assassinated during his short three month reign there. His head ''did'' leave its body however, and was sent to Istanbul as a trophy.
* ArtShift: Characters will occasionally go super-deformed when odd stuff is happening in some parts of the manga. ''Ultimate'' has this as a [[RunningGag Running]] MythologyGag regarding Seras. She goes super-deformed at least OnceAnEpisode, sometimes more often than that.
* AttackAttackAttack: Most of Alucard's battles are like this on ''both'' sides. Many of the characters he fights seem to think that instead of running or trying to defend themselves, they should just keep attacking despite the fact that he's NighInvulnerable. Alucard usually doesn't defend himself, either.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: In her attack on the Hellsing manor, Zorin Blitz creates a gigantic [[spoiler: illusion of herself and tricks]] Pip and The Wild Geese [[spoiler: into believing said gigantic illusion is]] making mince meat out of them with her scythe, resulting in a FreakOut.
* AttemptedRape: In the very first chapter/OVA by the preacher holding Seras hostage.
* AuthorAppeal: Not surprising, given that some of the characters are adapted from the author's earlier work in hentai. Frequently appearing fetishes include glasses, gloves, androgyny, [[RapunzelHair very long hair]], and incredibly large weapons. (Note that Rip fits ''all'' of these.)
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Arguably ''everyone''. Alucard, Integra Faibrook Wingates Hellsing, Zorin Blitz, Heinkel Wolfe, Rip Van Winkle...
* AxeCrazy: Everyone except Integra, Seras, and Pip.
* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass Lots of 'em]]. Most notably Alucard, Anderson and Walter.
** BadassBoast: [[spoiler:When Alucard says he'll make Tubalcain Alhambra squeal like a pig.]]
** BadassCreed: Please see Iscariot's chapter-long Pledge of Kickass. Also, Major's famous monologue about war is incredibly badass, being the textbook (if villainous) example of CrazyAwesome.
** BadassInANiceSuit: Integra and Alucard fit this trope the best.
** BadassNormal: Hellsing's ex-special forces red/mauve shirt field operatives. In hindsight most of their deaths are avoidable, Alucard just can't seem to be bothered taking down the armies of ghouls which occasionally overwhelm them. Also, Integra vs. Anderson and Millennium mooks. Oh, and don't forget Pip and his Wild Gueese!
*** Also Integra and the Council of Twelve. They really do a number on Jan Valentine.
** LetsGetDangerous: Many, many times, most notably:
*** Walter when he reveals himself to be a RetiredBadass and goes full BattleButler mode, slicing through a squad of mooks with his RazorFloss
*** When Zorin's army attacks Hellsing, Seras stands on a rooftop with a {{BFG}}. She strikes a {{Badass}} pose and then proceeds to ''shoot them out of the airship''.
*** Integra [[spoiler:pulling herself from a car crash relatively unscathed, decapitating the vampire who attacked her, mocking the rest as weaklings who couldn't bear humanity, and telling them to bring it on so she can kill them]].
*** Anderson trash talking Millennium's mooks before slaughtering them all: "You will not die an easy death, I'LL CUT YOU ALL TO SHREDS! AAAAAAAMEN!"
*** If Alucard's form changes to that of him in a [[HellBentForLeather full-body leather suit]] with waist-length hair, you are even more screwed, and he will tear you apart with his bare hands.
** LightningBruiser: Alexander Anderson and almost all vampires.
** SealedBadassInACan: Alucard was sealed in Hellsing Manor's basement dungeon for at least 20 years until Integra released him.
** TookALevelInBadass
* TheBadGuyWins: Technically speaking, the Major achieved everything he wanted. He annihilated London, caused an incredibly destructive war (London's entire population of 8 million people was wiped out in ''one night'', not to mention all the damage occurring around the rest of the world), Alucard is defeated through his ingenuity [[spoiler: and he dies in battle against a worthy opponent]]. But considering that all he ''really'' wanted to do was kill Alucard, [[spoiler: he still fails, since Alucard eventually comes back]].
** Subverted. He just ''thinks'' he wins. London was rebuilt, Integra mocked that he thought this was a war (it was labeled a terrorist attack eventually and that's it). Unless you count Alucard as a ''bad guy'' [[spoiler: who got his happy ending, keeping what it's told be destroyed in all his important battles. Twice]].
* {{BFG}}: Seras's weapon(s) of choice, the Harkonnen series, especially the Harkonnen II. It has a gross weight of approx. 760 pounds, a max range of 4 km, has a pair of 30mm auto cannons belt-fed from two large ammunition boxes carried on her back, a can snipe high-speed missiles, shoot down Millennium airships, AND the two cannons double as grenade launchers, each barrel firing a single extremely powerful Vladmir incendiary grenade for the decimation of a large area.
* BigDamnHeroes: Many times.
* BifauxnenAndLadette: Integra Hellsing, Rip Van Winkle and Zorin Blitz are all masculine women with distinct and opposing personalities.
* BigFancyHouse: Hellsing Manor
* BioAugmentation: Used by Millennium to create [[{{Ghostapo}} vicious Nazi vampires]]
* BizarreAndImprobableBallistics: Rip Van Winkle. She can shoot down ''multiple fighter jets'' with a single bullet. Fired from a ''flintlock musket''.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: In Hellsing there are three kinds of people: [[AntiHero Antiheroes]], [[CardCarryingVillain Villains]], and [[OnlySaneEmployee Seras]].
* BlackComedy: Quite a bit in the beginning, but much of it disappears after the bombing of London.
* BleachedUnderpants: Kohta Hirano's earlier work included {{hentai}}, with earlier versions of characters including Alucard, Integra, Seras, Pip, Anderson, Yumie, Captain, Doc, and the Major showing up.
* BlindIdiotTranslation: This series suffers from it on ''both'' sides of the Pacific.
* BloodKnight: Like with AxeCrazy, it'd be easier to list the characters that aren't.
* BloodstainedGlassWindows: Quite a few battles take place in churches.
* BoomHeadshot: Alucard literally laughs them off.
** Schrödinger get a couple of these
** Anyone who takes a headshot from one of the Jackal's explosive bullets tends to do exactly the opposite, however.
* BoringInvincibleHero: Alucard (as much as he can be called a "hero"). The result of almost every confrontation he has with, well, anyone is a foregone conclusion. Even the situations where he puts any actual, visible effort into slaughtering all his enemies are rare.
* BottomlessMagazines: Practically every gun. Especially notable is Alucard's [[HandCannon ridiculously enormous handgun]] the Jackal, which Walter says has a six shot magazine. Alucard tends to fire it in tandem with his ''other'' oversized gun, which holds more bullets. Neither gun runs out of bullets until Alucard is done shooting everybody.
** Alucard is actually seen reloading sometimes, though. It's far more noticeable with Luke Valentine, who uses a pair of ''sawed-off M1 Garands'', which in reality use 8-round en bloc clips.
* BreakingAndBloodsucking: [[spoiler: Alucard decides the best way to announce his return, after decades of un-existence, is by trying to sink his mouthful of fangs into a sleeping Integra's neck. She empties a pistol into him before he can]].
* BreakTheCutie: Throughout the first half of the series, Seras was very upbeat and happy. Then Zorin Blitz came along and [[spoiler:forced Seras to re-experience her mother and father's brutal murders, her mother's corpse-rape, and then being shot by the guys who killed her parents]]. To make it worse, Zorin then proceeds to [[spoiler:cut off Seras' arm and slice her eyes open]]. Finally, after Pip [[spoiler:saves Seras from Zorin, gets shot and then stabbed in the back with a giant scythe, he [[DyingDeclarationOfLove kisses Seras and tells her to drink his blood]]. And then he dies in her arms.]] This is a [[BreakTheCutie Break the Cutie]] taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]].
** But in this case, Seras ends up [[TookALevelInBadass Taking a Level in Badass]] and going on a [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Roaring Rampage of Revenge]].
* BreastExpansion: Of uncertain veracity. Once Seras becomes a vampire and Hellsing agent, she has very large breasts, but it's never been made clear if this is due to a quirk of her transformation or if she was well-endowed beforehand and it wasn't noticeable due to her standard-issue ballistic vest. Comments in omake suggest her breast growth is probably WordOfGod.
** The dub producer for the OVA, Taliesin Jaffe, implied that their size in any given panel in the manga may correlate to how stressed Hirano was at the time of drawing said panel.
*** Considering how many times he's met with and talked to Hirano personally, there's probably a level of truth to that.
* TheButlerDidIt: Not a murder mystery, but it's eventually revealed that [[spoiler:the one who had betrayed Hellsing was Walter, already long ago]].
* ButtMonkey: Have you seen Heinkel in volume ten? [[spoiler:First Yumie dies on her and then she gets her mouth shot off, only to get her arm cut off by Walter.]]
* CannotCrossRunningWater: Alucard makes a point of averting this (although via a plane) on one occasion. It's still a weakness, as traveling over water is dangerous for Seras, and even Alucard cannot do it without a vessel.
* {{Catch Phrase}}:
** Integra's favorite command, "SEARCH AND DESTROY!"
** Alucard and Seras both have "Yes, my master."
** Rip Van Winkle's "Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor; my bullet punishes all without distinction!"
** While he uses a variety of biblical quotes (of varying accuracy) either before a battle or just upon entrance, Anderson is most noted for ending them not with a docile "amen", but forming a cross from his bayonets, highlighting his crazy eyes and a SlasherSmile to rival Alucard's, and [[LargeHam absolutely screaming]] ''AAAAAAMMMEEEENNNNNN!!!''
** Take a drink every time the Major says "war".
* CasualDangerDialog: Used often, but Integra gives us this gem just before she and and the Council of Twelve shoot Jan full of holes:
-->'''Integra''': You made it. Congratulations.
-->'''Jan Valentine''': ...Oh, [[OhCrap fuck me]].
* CastOfSnowflakes: While it's not a series with LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters per se, the main and secondary characters in it are all extremely stylized with completely unique outfits, hairstyles, facial features, weapons and poses that make them look entirely distinctive.
* ChildSoldier: Schrödinger looks like he is 14. Seras comments on this.
** He is probably older.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Neatly [[AvertedTrope averted]]. While some of the more zealous members of Iscariot would ''hope'' to make this a fact [[WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide someday]] *ahem*, a major part of the friction between Hellsing and Iscariot is the fact that Christianity is [[CaptainObvious NOT always Catholic]] due to Hellsing's Protestant roots. Though it wouldn't be hard to miss that little fact when all you see of Hellsing is [[RedshirtArmy Redshirts]] (with emphasis on the [[{{Gorn}} RED]] part) being led by an EldritchAbomination.
* ChekhovsGun: The Jackal, [[spoiler: but the twist is that it is not Alucard's Chekhov's gun but Walter's. When Walter fights Alucard, he turns the Jackal against him.]]
** Schrödinger is ChekhovsGunman. He appears relatively early on in the manga and OVA series, and has the interesting but passingly mentioned ability to be "everywhere and nowhere". [[spoiler: His ability comes into full effect in the final volume of the manga, where he commits suicide and allows his body to fall into the river of blood Alucard is absorbing. The Major explains that Schrödinger's ability depends on his ability to perceive himself as an individual; if he becomes one of the many millions of souls within Alucard, however, he is unable to distinguish himself and is thus unable to truly exist. This quandary, in turn, causes Alucard to cease existing in the real world, which was the Major's Evil Plan all along.]]
* ChurchMilitant: Hellsing are Protestant; Iscariot are Catholic. Sometimes they're actually able to stop fighting each other long enough to fight vampires... sometimes. Climaxes with the Vatican's 9th Crusade against the Nazis and, eventually, all of Protestant England.
* TheCoatsAreOff: NighInvulnerable Alucard gets stronger as he loses his coat.
** As the various pieces of clothing he wears act as a means to restrict his vast and considerable power, it's a JustifiedTrope.
** Integra dramatically rips hers off in response to the Major's "Come, let us make war!" It is truly a MundaneMadeAwesome moment.
** Also, the Captain in his fight against Seras. It's the first time we get to see his power [[spoiler: as a werewolf]]. It's also the first time we find out that he wears no shirt under his jacket.
* CollapsingLair: The Nazi compound in ''Dawn''. Also the ''{{Hindenburg}}II/Deus Ex Machina'' super-Zeppelin, which took an awfully long time to collapse, burn, and ultimately explode after its forced landing. As is the case with many villain lairs, one has to wonder why they would use explosive building materials(in this case Hydrogen).
* ContemplateOurNavels
* CoolChair: The Major's chair is totally sweet. What other chair can you think of that has [[spoiler:a built-in shield of bulletproof glass]]?
* CooldownHug: Integra does this to stop Seras' UnstoppableRage during the Valentine brothers' attack on the Hellsing headquarters. Thankfully, it works, and Seras is instantly horrified of what she's just done.
* CoolPlane: Alucard flies a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SR-71 SR-71 Blackbird]] at one point.
* CoolVsAwesome: A [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity crazy]] [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic]] [[ChurchMilitant paladin]] versus {{Dracula}}, [[{{Alucard}} also known as]] [[EldritchAbomination Aluc]][[UpToEleven ard]], versus [[StupidJetpackHitler a suped up exiled battalion of]] [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazi]] [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]] that want to [[TakeOverTheWorld take over the world]] [[FunetikAksent für der]] [[ForTheEvulz evulz]].
** Plus a badass butler who fights with RazorFloss. [[spoiler:Who goes FaceHeelTurn mostly just to fight a WorthyOpponent.]]
** And a CuteBruiser police girl with large breasts.
* ComeOutComeOutWhereverYouAre: Opening scene of volume 1.
* ConservationOfNinjitsu: Used against ghouls, subverted with Alexander almost getting overrun by Alucard's familiar army; and then some more.
* ContinuityCreep: The first half the series takes place over months, the second half takes place ''over the course of a single night''.
* ContractualImmortality: [[spoiler:Alucard's was more or less iron-clad.]]
* CorruptChurch: A very dim view of the Catholic Church and Protestant Church of England. The militant wing of the Protestants, the Hellsing Organization, uses many anti-Christian powers and creatures to achieve their goals. Including the use of Alucard. Iscariot, a covert branch of the Vatican, knows Millennium is going to attack England. To help against a common enemy, the Pope sends a Ninth Holy Crusade, but instead of fighting Millennium as it was intended to, the commanding Bishop drunk with power decided to order attack the Protestant population of London instead, and is killed a short while later by Anderson.
* CrapsackWorld: Are you a {{Muggle}}? enjoy getting killed by Vampires and turned into a ghoul or killed by the Millennium. Are you a vampire? Enjoy getting killed and eaten by Alucard.
* CrazyConsumption: Alucard.
** The Nazi's basically spent an entire chapter messily devouring whatever the hell they could get their hands on. Including [[EatsBabies babies]].
* CreepyCoolCrosses: Most notably Anderson and his underlings. Alucard is sometimes seen with them as well, and they're a running theme in the series itself.
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* CurseThatCures: Seras is being held hostage by an enemy vampire when she finds herself between her captor and the business end of Alucard's pistol. Alucard asks her if she will agree to help him. When she nods, he [[ShootTheHostage mortally wounds both Seras and her captor]]. Alucard keeps his word and converts Seras to save her.
* CustomUniform: Seras' uniform appears to be a one-off. Also The Wild Geese, being a vigilante band.
* CuteIsEvil: Schrodinger. He's a cute little cat boy in a Hitler Youth uniform. And thoroughly evil, and a BewareTheSillyOnes waiting to happen.
* CurbStompBattle: All Alucard fights to the point of being a RunningGag. It went UpToEleven when [[spoiler:he invocated every single victim in a form of a ghoul to annihilate the entire Milenium batallion, Maxwell's Holy Crusade, and Walter]]. Done to him by Abraham Van Hellsing who not only defeated him at his strongest, but enslaved him and literally forced him to become his family pet vampire.
** The force is questionable. Most of Alucard's cruelty and enthusiasm comes across as being in the hope of being defeated a mortal man again. [[spoiler:Cue displeasure at Anderson becoming a monster to fight against Alucard...]]
** Yumie vs Walter.
** And let's not forget about [[spoiler: Seras vs Zorin Blitz after Seras drank Pip Bernedotte's blood.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Most of the cast.
** Integra [[spoiler:was nearly killed by her uncle for control of the family business, and then activated Alucard to kill him]].
** Seras [[spoiler:watched two thugs kill her parents and one then rape her mother's corpse after being shot]].
** Alucard [[spoiler:was raped as a child]].
* DarkestHour: The Nazi attack on London is as dark as it gets.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Integra and Anderson
* DaywalkingVampire: Alucard dislikes sunlight, but he is not harmed by it.
* DeathSeeker: One possible interpretation of Alucard's character. Also explicitly the motivation of [[spoiler:the Major and the Last Battalion]] plus [[spoiler:the majority of vampires]].
* DeclarationOfProtection: Alucard for Integra (though it's all part of the contract), and to a lesser extent, Pip for Seras.
* {{Determinator}}: Alexander Anderson gets one arm so mangled by Alucard's Jackal that it's literally hanging on by skin and maybe a handful of tendons. He proceeds to grip his hand, which is somehow still holding on to a bayonet, ''with his teeth'' and charge headlong into Alucard's thousands-strong undead army.
* DeusExitMachina: [[spoiler: Anderson and Alucard]] are killed off ([[spoiler:temporarily in Alucard's case]]) right before the climactic confrontation with the Major.
** Also, when Alucard is stuck on the ship while [[spoiler:the 'war' starts in London]].
* DeusExMachina: The name of Millennium's main zeppelin.
* DieLaughing: This happens to several characters.
** [[spoiler: Jan dies laughing like a maniac.]]
** So does several of Millennium's soldiers during the final assault.
** [[spoiler: The Captain dies laughing like a happy child.]]
** [[spoiler: Schrödinger decapitates himself and his head is seen laughing while it falls down]].
* DistantFinale: [[spoiler:The final chapter's epilogue.]]
* DoAndroidsDream: [[spoiler:Questioned with the Major.]]
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Alucard's CurbStompBattle with Rip is ''incredibly'' evocative of rape, although the prime example is the Japanese dub of the OVA.
* DoNotGoGentle: "Let's go die like mangy dogs."
* DoomTroops: Iscariot Organization soldiers, who dress in Spanish capirotes (pointy-hooded Catholic priest robes that were made infamous during the Inquisition and worn to this day), although outside of Spain would be probably mistaken for Klansmen robes. Bonus points for one of the four commanders wearing a beak mask under his hood, which was common among plague doctors in the middle ages as a crude breathing mask.
* {{Dracula}}: Alucard, obviously.
* DramaticShattering: The glass at the beginning of Alucard and Luke's fight.
* DreamSequence: Alucard has a few, and Seras has one. They're pretty damn trippy.
* DubNameChange: a minimal example with father Alexander Anderson, who in the original Japanese was actually called Alexander Andersen.
* DysfunctionJunction: In a '''big''' way.
* EatMe: Schrödinger against Alucard. [[spoiler:And it actually ''works''.]]
* EatsBabies: Millennium's vampires
* EldritchAbomination: Alucard's release states tend to look like this.
** [[spoiler:Seras' [[BuffySpeak arm-tentacle-darkness thingy.]]]]
** [[spoiler:Anderson becomes one when he stabs himself with Helena's Nail.]]
** The Captain
* ElevatorActionSequence: Happens in the forth novel/OVA, but considering [[AxCrazy Al]][[SociopathicHero uc]][[ShowyInvincibleHero ar]][[BloodKnight d]][[NighInvulnerable 's]] the perpetrator, it's more of an Elevator '''Massacre''' Sequence. The chapter arc in which this happens is even ''called'' "Elevator Action".
* EmergencyTransformation: The series opens with Seras' emergency vamping after she's shot through the chest. [[spoiler:It is later revealed the Major was saved from a fatal gunshot of his own by being turned into a cyborg.]]
** Granted, anime!Alucard had made sure she wanted to transform ''before'' shooting her, so it was more like an "insurance transformation."
* EmpathicEnvironment: Several of them.
** ItAlwaysRainsAtFunerals: Volume 2.
** DramaticWind: Volume 8, volume 9 ''and'' volume 10 are full of examples. Mostly involves Alucard and/or Integra posing.
** CueTheSun: Volume 7 onwards.
** OminousFog: Volume 7's ending.
** WeirdMoon: Series begin with full moon and ends that way (not to mention the night of the battle happened during a full moon night, in 1999 and 1944).
** CherryBlossoms: Not literally cherry blossoms, because this isn't set in Japan, but there are instances of DramaticWind indoors that inexplicably carries dainty leaves that serves to emphasize an emotional moment. Some examples could be seen in volume 7, during the battle against Zorin (when it wasn't just debris) and another in volume 10: [[spoiler:After Alucard returns in the epilogue, during his exchange with Integra. Curiously, the windows appear ''closed'' to let these fluttering leaves sneak in when she bites her ring finger]].
* EnemyMine: Anderson and Co. with Integra Hellsing, very briefly, when [[spoiler:Maxwell attempted to annihilate what remained of London]].
** [[spoiler: Also, in ''Ultimate VIII'', Millennium and Vatican forces gang up on Alucard when his Control Arts Restriction Zero is lifted]]. Which is not really ganing up as much shooting at something that scares the shit out of you. With very good reason.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even if the Millennium is a bunch of nutcases who will do everything to win, they too look down on traitors who would betray their own kind for selfish needs. That's why they [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves reward the traitors as they deserve]]. That said, earlier that same episode, [[{{Hypocrite}} they killed several higher ranking Nazi war criminals who they milked for funding with the promise of turning them into vampires]].
** It's okay to commit acts of violence, but it damn well better be in the name of God and not to increase your own power. [[spoiler: That was when Maxwell went too far in Anderson's eyes]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Captain, Doc and the Major. There is some fanon about giving them names, but nothing officially out of the manga.
* EvilLaugh: Something of a staple in the series, but Alucard and Anderson do it the most. Alucard typically engages in this when he's been shot to pieces, literally, and indulges in this as he's pulling himself together to scare the shit out of whoever is there. A textbook example of how to use this trope if there ever was one.
* EvilUncle: Richard Hellsing, who tried to murder 12-year-old Integra.
* EvilMinions
* ExpositionOfImmortality: As a part of the series backstory; Alucard is Dracula, after all. The anime series show the audience how events went after the end of Bram Stoker's novel, explaining that the Count became the van Helsing's loyal servant and that was over a hundred years ago. The TV series, which misses out the scenes linking Alucard and Dracula explicitly, has a scene implying he's Vlad The Impaler.
* EyeScream: In a flashback, [[spoiler:Seras attempts to defend her mother's corpse by putting a fork through an attacker's eye]]. Also, Zorin [[spoiler:cuts Seras' eyes out after forcing her to experience said flashback]].
** A less gross example is when the Major [[spoiler:shoots Integra in the eye as she make the move to kill him]]. It barely phases her.
* {{Expy}}: Almost all of the cast is based from Hirano's old and obscure Hentai works. Anderson, The Major, The Captain and The Doktor are the exact same with no glaring changes; Alucard, Seras and The Valentine Brothers appear as themselves in ''The Legend of the Vampire Hunter'', an one-shot erotic doujinshi of what it would turn into this series much later.
** Pip, Shrödinger and Renaldo are also taken from older hentai works, while Integra, Yumie, Walter and Heinkel are from two non-hentai action mangas (Hi-And-Low and Daidojin Monogatari).
** It has been discussed as to whether or not Alucard is a expy of [[{{Trigun}} Vash The Stampede]] and supposedly the author has said yes about the black and silver gun, sunglasses, and red longcoat.
* FaceFramedInShadow: The manga absolutely adores this.
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Walter]]
* FacepalmOfDoom: Seras and Zorin exchange some in their fight.
* FangsAreEvil: Subverted, as some human characters appear to have prominent canines due to the art style. But yeah, with vampires and werewolves it's standard business. Except for [[CuteMonsterGirl Seras]], who will always be adorable. The [[CuteLittleFangs fangs just add to it]].
* {{Fanservice}}
** FanDisservice: Just about everything remotely sexual falls squarely into this territory. Examples include [[AttemptedRape the vampire priest attacking Seras]], Alucard attacking Rip van Winkle using an EldritchAbomination OneWingedAngel with a plethora of very grabby CombatTentacles after [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything stabbing her in the chest with a rifle]], Zorin [[ColdBloodedTorture laying into Seras with a scythe]] while the latter is in her standard [[{{Fanservice}} cute outfit]], and most prominently [[ILoveTheDead what happens to Seras' mother after she is killed]].
* FearIsTheAppropriateResponse: Subverted by pretty much every villain who faces Alucard, with the exception of Rip Van Winkle.
** When Seras realises what the Captain actually is.
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* FirstEpisodeResurrection: Seras, of course.
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler
* FiveBadBand: Millennium's officers and hired help:
** TheBigBad: The Major
** TheDragon: The Captain
** EvilGenius: The Doctor
** TheBrute: Zorin Blitz
** DarkChick: Rip Van Winkle
** SixthRangerTraitor: Tubalcain Alhambra and [[spoiler:Walter but later a Heel Face Turn]], athough Schrödinger would also seem to count.
** ThoseTwoBadGuys: Jan and Luke Valentine
** TeamPet: Schrödinger
* Iscariot's Five Bad Band
** The Big Bad: Enrico Maxwell, [[spoiler:later succeeded by M'quive]]
** The Dragon: Alexander Anderson, [[spoiler:later succeeded by Heinkel]]
** The Evil Genius: Renaldo
** The Brute: Heinkel Wolfe [[spoiler:Later the new Dragon.]]
** The Dark Chick: Yumie Takagi
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader[=/=]TheChick[=/=]BigGood: Integra
** TheHero: [[VillainProtagonist Alucard]]
** TheLancer: Walter. [[spoiler:Until he [[TheMole betrays Hellsing, that is but later Heels Face Turn]].]]
** TheBigGuy: Seras, though at the beginning she mostly fit the TagalongKid or TheChick
** TheSmartGuy: Pip Bernadotte
** TheMentor: Alucard for Seras, Sir Islands and Arthur Hellsing for Integra
** SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Sir Penwood]]
* FoeTossingCharge: Anderson performs an absolutely epic one against Alucard's hoards, with Alucard goading him on all the way.
* FoodChainOfEvil: Alucard eats other vampires. Literally.
* ForTheEvulz: Millennium
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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: Compared to ''everyone else in the entire series'', Seras is an absolute saint.
* FreudianExcuse
* FreudianTrio: [[TheId Alucard]], [[{{Superego}} Integra]], and [[TheEgo Seras]].
* FromBadToWorse
* FunetikAksent: Anderson's dialogue in the Darkhorse translations.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''H'''er loyal '''E'''nglish '''L'''egion of '''L'''egitimate '''S'''upernatural and '''I'''mmortal '''N'''ight '''G'''uards.
* GhostShip: How Alucard returns to London. [[spoiler:Just like Dracula arrived in the first place.]]
* {{Ghostapo}}: Millennium
* GlassCannon: Releasing Alucard's restraints completely turns him into this, as [[spoiler:it releases all the souls under his service, giving him an entire army to command, but in return it means they can't die in his place whenever he takes damage (though that just means he goes from NighInvulnerable to having the durability of your average super-powered vampire)]].
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: The anime uses and abuses them, with great effect. Played with in most cases as it's not the eyes glowing, but [[ScaryShinyGlasses the glasses]]: Alucard and Anderson.
* GodzillaThreshold: [[spoiler:Releasing Alucard from his bonds in the final arc, only after London is completely overrun by Millennium and the Iscariot Order.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: Several characters [[spoiler:Anderson, Walter, Major, the Captain, Jan, Schrödinger, several Millennium soldiers and Alucard.]]
** [[spoiler:Alucard]] gives his sanest, most sincere smile in the entire series as he fades away [[spoiler:after absorbing Schrödinger]].
** [[spoiler:The Major ]] dies smiling, his face a look of peace, such as one never could have imagined might have rested there.
** [[spoiler: Anderson dies smiling, hearing the voices of children]].
** [[spoiler: Walter]].
* {{Gorn}}: Much like ''{{Berserk}}'', this series is dripping with it.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Common in the TV series. The ''Ultimate'' [=OVAs=], however, are not fond of these.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction
* GratuitousEnglish: "SAACHI ANDO DESUTOROI!"
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDnu0giUS00 THIS]]
** "If anyone does not love the lowd, Jezzus Chrwiss, let him be accused, oh lord come, AAAMEN!"
* GratuitousGerman: The piss-poor imitation of German (or, in most cases, German accent) of the English dub lets the ears of any German-speaker rot in fast motion.
* GraveRobbing: [[spoiler:"She" is Mina Harker's remains, exhumed by Millennium.]]
* GunsAkimbo: Casull + Jackal = badass double {{BFG}} action.
* {{Hammerspace}}: Seriously where the heck does Anderson keep all of his bayonets?
* HamToHamCombat: Whenever Alucard and Anderson spar, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=garuRIyrS4w&feature=related as they demonstrate in the third OVA]].
* HandCannon: Alucard wields a pair of oversized pistols that are far too heavy for a normal human to wield. The Jackal in particular weighs 16 kilograms and is 39 centimetres long.
* HandyRemoteControl: What Dok uses to [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness kill off]] some Milennium members under The Major's command.
* HarmfulToMinors: Poor, poor Seras.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Walter has seemed to have redeemed himself, as well as Anderson.]]
* HeirClubForMen: Subverted a lot in Integra's case.
* HellishHorse: When [[spoiler:Alucard pulls out all of the stops, these come out of him]].
* HellSeeker: The members of Iscariot, although it's less seeking and more resigned to their fate and planning to spend eternity killing demons.
* HermeticMagic: Alucard's gloves.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Hellsing is ''made'' off of this trope.
* HighPressureBlood: In ''spades''.
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* ''{{Hindenburg}}'': the ridiculously gargantuan "air battleship's" name in the Manga is [[ForeShadowing ''Hindenburg II."]]
* HollywoodDarkness: In ''Ultimate'', Seras mentions how it's pitch-black, and yet the audience can clearly see the full moon in the background, along with everything else.
* HolyHitman: The Iscariot agency.
* HomeSweetHome: [[spoiler:"Welcome home, Count". "I'm home, Countess."]]
* HopeSpot: Alucard loves doing this to his opponents before destroying them.
* HumansAreSpecial: "That which defeats a ''monster''...is always a ''man''." Not all humans though as the manga makes the point to differentiate from "human dogs", "humans who become monsters" and "real humans".
* {{Hypocrite}}: Rip Van Winkle chastises the turncoat officers on the HMS Eagle for turning their crewmates into ghouls and [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves pays them accordingly]], despite the fact that she and her batallion murdered elderly SS officers who they strung along for money and support and not following through on their promises to turn them into vampires.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: Control Art Restriction System
* ICallItVera: Jackal, Casull, Harkonnen. And Harkonnen II's incendiary grenades are named Vladimir.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most are named for video games.
* IHateYouVampireDad: Seras seems to have this attitude towards Alucard sometimes. It doesn't help the fact that he mocks her, acts like a downright [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]] and enjoys scaring the hell out of her, especially in the manga. ''Ultimate'' softened the relationship a bit.
* ImAHumanitarian: The entire Leztzes Battalion. And Alucard himself.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: You...do remember who the main character really is, right? [[spoiler: Vlad Tepes? Vlad ''the Impaler''?]] Yeah, he hasn't lost his touch. '''At all'''.
** If anything, he's only improved.
* ImplacableMan: Almost all non-humans and Alexander Anderson.
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: Subverted, for all the good of that...
* InsultOfEndearment: Alucard generally calls Seras "Police Girl" as a way of mocking her youth and inexperience (as well as the fact that she was a rookie police officer). He only refers to her by her actual name during serious situations, and she rarely insists that he use it. [[spoiler:After she becomes a true vampire, he proudly uses her name.]]
* InterspeciesRomance: [[BoyMeetsGhoul Pip and Seras]]
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: "The Bird of Hermes is my name..."
** A particularly weird phrase since it's taken from the Ripley Scroll, an alchemical recipe for the Philosopher's Stone.
** Anderson is also guilty of this with his Bible verses.
* IShallTauntYou: Alucard likes doing this to try and get the best out of his opponent. Jan Valentine is just an ass.
* InverseDialogueDeathRule: Followed repeatedly.
* {{Irony}}: A few rather interesting examples:
** The Major, the ultimate warmonger, does [[spoiler: never actually kills anyone]].
** Millennium has the ButchLesbian Zorin Blitz as one of it's lieutenants, despite being a Nazi organisation.
* IronicEcho: "I highly recommend pissing yourself, followed by a course of praying to your impotent god."
* [[ItsRainingMen It's Raining Nazi Vampires]]: During the attack on London.
* IWillWaitForYou [[spoiler:In volume 10, after she kills Major and even if Alucard said farewell to her, Integra insists Alucard will return. She sourly waits for him, with the cheerful support of Seras Victoria who keeps her from losing her patience, for the next ''thirty'' years.]]
* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Used by Walter and Integra on Jan.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Bastard that he was, Richard was right that Integra shouldn't have had control of Hellsing when Arthur died; She was only 12, after all.
* JesusTaboo: ''GLOURIOUSLY'' averted. Jesus Christ gets called by name a number of times.
-->'''Anderson:''' If anyone does not love our Lord in Heaven, Jesus Christ... let him be ''accosted where he stand.'' God save you from his fate. Amen...
* JumpedAtTheCall: If Alucard gets to participate in bloody slaughter, StuffBlowingUp, among other things, he'll do it -- as long as it's Integra's wish.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Zorin is just sadistic.
* KillEmAll: By the time the series is over [[spoiler:thirty years in the future, only Integra, Seras, Pip, Heinkel, and Sir Rob Walsh]] are still around without counting the descendants of Islands, Penwood and new Iscariot characters. Of course, [[spoiler:Alucard finally came back, but it's still only him]].
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Everyone who died. Except Alucard, Pip, and Seras.]]
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade
* KnightInShiningArmor: ''Slightly'' subverted by Alucard. Except when he's around Integra (who explicitly wished for one when they met) or the Queen.
* KnightTemplar: The Iscariot Division and [[spoiler:Alucard when he was Vlad]].
* KubrickStare: EVERYONE.
* LadyAndKnight: Alucard and Integra. A rather warped version, but still there.
* LargeHam: Many, but the Major stands out with all his dramatic speeches about '''WAR!'''
* LastKiss: Pip gives a surprise one to Seras when she's blinded and he's [[spoiler:already dying]].
* LastStand: The entire second half of the series is one big last stand after another.
* TheLawOfDiminishingDefensiveEffort: Alucard can regenerate from most damage, so he usually lets enemies do a number on him first; anytime he doesn't...
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: Spirits of Bruce "Jackal" Willis and Harkonnen from the 1980s ''{{Dune}}'' movie, complete with Sting in the background.
* LimitedWardrobe: Subverted in Pip's case, he's been seen in at least three different outfits besides his mercenary apparel.
* LoomingSilhouetteOfRage: Alucard, particularly when he changes forms. Anderson is a big man, so he gets to do this too.
* LoveHurts: If the couple consists of a vampire and a vigilante, then yeah.
* MadeOfIron: Played with in that almost everyone getting shot fatally, even if they heal afterwards, which falls under HollywoodHealing or HealingFactor.
** Played straight with the Captain, who shrugs off high caliber bullets even in human form.
** Part of Alucard's schtick is to allow his enemies to shoot him literally to pieces...before reforming and returning the favor. Not many people can stand up from that.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Played with and possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]].
* MaskPower: Averted with Alucard using his powers after losing his shades.
* {{Masquerade}}
* MeaningfulName: Schrödinger. His status as [[spoiler:a living [[SchroedingersCat Schroedinger's Catboy]] allows him to kill Alucard. However temporarily.]]
* MercyKill: Once a person becomes a ghoul, there is no going back. The only way out of such an existence is total death.
* MissingBackblast: Zigzagged. It's most visible in the OVA. The characters' guns often but don't always visibly recoil.
* MissingMom: We know what happened to Integra's father, but no one ever says a word about her mother.
* MindRape: Zorin's specialty. She doesn't hesitate to use it on The Wild Geese and Seras.
** "''[[LampshadeHanging Enough with the mind raping already]]''"!!
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Walter]]
* MoodDissonance: The OVA will often segue very clumsily between the dramatic, gory story-lines, and the goofy chibi-style sequences that take place between events.
* MoodWhiplash: Quite a few times, most notably the "conference call" with the Major, which goes from wacky hijinks involving Schrödinger hitting on Seras and trying to get the camera working to one of the most horrifying declarations of war ever.
* {{Mooks}}: Too many to count, although not for long considering how fast the heroes chew through them.
* MonsterMash: Millennium contains vampires, a werewolf, a catboy, a witch, a magical sharpshooter, a MadScientist, AND a [[spoiler:cyborg]].
* MoreDakka: The series just loves showing how utterly useless this trope is against vampires. Especially Alucard and Seras.
* MyNameIsInigoMontoya: Seras's big fights tend to go like this, as well as Alucard vs Anderson final round.
* MysteriousMist: Makes sense, Alucard is implied to have control over weather. Occasionally Overlaps with OminousFog .
* NaiveNewcomer: Seras, all the way.
* NatureAdoresAVirgin: Alucard was only able to transform Seras because of it.
** Played straight with Integra.
* TheNeedsOfTheMany: Unlike the other members of Millennium, the Josef Mengele/Frankenstein like "Doc" genuinly belives that his inventions will bring great benefit to all of mankind.
* NiceHat: Who ''wouldn't'' want Alucard's hat?
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Synthetic vampire Nazis! A gunslinging super-powered vampire bound by HermeticMagic ([[spoiler:Which he can release himself, if he needs to in battle, in other words, he's only serving Hellsing, because he wants to]])! A regenerating warrior priest who has nigh-infinite bayonets! A ''literal'' Schrödinger's Cat-Boy!
* NobleDemon: The Captain
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Alucard's calling card, however it does happen to him once as well; [[spoiler:he takes such a beating from Anderson's 'monster of God' form he flashes back to his death, has his whole undead army set on fire, and needs Seras to rescue him for the rematch.]]
* NoNewFashionsInTheFuture: [[spoiler:The final chapter takes place 30 years in the future. Everyone's outfits are exactly the same]].
* NoOntologicalInertia: Killing a true vampire will also kill any ghouls they've made (or at least, it's supposed to work that way).
** Except [[spoiler:for the ghouls created by Millennium's artificial vampires]].
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: They don't call Alucard the "No-Life King" for nothing.
* NoodleIncident: It's never explained or even glimpsed (for all the massive Flashback) of how Abraham managed to defeat and enslave Alucard. All that is stated is that Alucard went all out, was imprisoned, and Abraham managed to put such fear (and respect) in Alucard that he haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and made him weep blood...
** It's also never revealed exactly what Alucard ''did'' to warrant being locked up in the cellar for years, until Integra comes along and frees him. Averted in the tv series, where it shows him being restrained by supernatural means after he slaughters a whole bunch of soldiers in Hellsing's employ, implying he was getting out of control.
* NoSwastikas: Gloriously averted in ''Ultimate'' and the manga.
* NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Walter]]
* NotEvenHuman: [[spoiler:The Major]] is a cyborg! Not that we would regret killing him anyway...
** Alucard takes great offence when [[spoiler:Anderson becomes a monster]] because he wanted to be defeated by a human.
* NotSoDifferent: Played straight with Alucard and Anderson, to the point where Alucard cries ManlyTears because their lives are so similar. A more direct parallel is drawn between Alucard and the Major (by Alucard himself, no less), where Alucard notes that they are both the types who would sacrifice and destroy everything around them, whether enemies or allies, in pursuit of their mad ambitions. It goes so far as to show [[spoiler:the Major on the verge of being executed when he was an SS officer in Russia in the middle of Alucard's flashback to his own battlefield execution by the Turks]]. The major difference between them turns out to be that [[spoiler: whereas Alucard embraced vampirism in order to escape death, the Major rejected it out of the desire to preserve his humanity (or at least his ego)]].
* NothingIsTheSameAnymore: The ending and its aftermath. It takes thirty years for things to take on some semblance of normality again.
* NotWorthKilling
* NowItsMyTurn: Alucard does this all the time. Usually he likes to let the enemy shoot him to pieces first just so he can terrify them more.
* NukeEm: [[spoiler:Sir Islands threatens to do this.]]
* NunsNRosaries: Yumie. What a Japanese katana-wielding Catholic nun is doing in the mix is anyone's guess.
* ObiWanMoment
* OfCourseImNotAVirgin: Inverted with Integra in a scene where she forces Sera to lick some of her blood to get her more comfortable with it. She specifically tells Sera that her blood is 100% virgin blood, and therefore extra tasty.
* OffhandBackhand: The shoot in two different directions at the same time variety.
* OfficerAndAGentleman: Pip Bernadotte
** The Captain counts too. [[spoiler: He shoots one in the face, but non lethaly and provides her with a first aid kit. Then he fights Seras and by extension allows her to kill him]].
* OffWithHisHead: Anderson tried this on Alucard in their first fight. It bought him a few minutes.
* OhCrap: Happens A LOT.
** The reveal of The Captain's [[spoiler:lycanthropy]] and Alucard's return to London are the biggest.
* OminousWalk: All the time. It's a series with vampires in it. And not just any vampires, but [[spoiler:FUCKING DRACULA HIMSELF]], it would seems a bit incomplete without someone indulging in this at least once or twice.
* TheOmnipresent: Schrodinger is a sort of self-observation with will. Self-described as "everywhere and nowhere," if he wills himself as being in any place at any time, he appears there, including in people's thoughts (as was seen in Zorin Blitz's last moments). [[spoiler:This became Alucard's downfall, as his very existence relies on being aware of himself, and once that self was absorbed into Alucard, who exists beside millions of consciousnesses in a single being, he was no longer able to recognize himself as alive or dead (and neither could Alucard by extension). This erased a once-thought immortal, unstoppable vampire from the series, all the way until the epilogue]].
* OneWingedAngel
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Seras is the only character in the series with a fully functional moral compass.
** The nameless Marine officer in Millennium. He is one of the few non-SS members and speaks up to the Major when he orders the remaining soldiers to prepare for a [[SuicideMission full frontal attack]] on Alucard.
* OralFixation: Lots of it, given that half of the characters in this series are smokers and the ones that aren't a probably vampires. In one scene, it's basically just a shot of Alucard's tongue dragging across the bloody floor with everything else blackened out.
** Anderson, who is neither a smoker nore a vampire, often holds his bayonets with his teeth.
* OrphanedSeries: ''Hellsing: The Dawn'', 6 chapters since 2007, not enough to release a ''single'' collected volume.
* OurSoulsAreDifferent
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Despite various rules mentioned that vampires have to follow, few in this series do so. Seras, however, was bound to most traditional limitations. Alucard even comments how he can walk under the sun, but doesn't do so very often because he just hates it. Justified with Alucard, as the Hellsing organization spent pretty much the entire century they've had him in their custody experimenting on him so he won't have the same weaknesses of other vampires.
** Considering this series seems to go off the various film versions of vampires, this is somewhat justified. If it had been going from the original novel, it would not, since in Stoker's book, vampires are very much capable of going around in the light of day. However, they do so with their powers reduced in effectiveness. Thus the comment wouldn't be him being able to go out during the day because of the idea that the sun would destroy him, it would be whether or not he could go about during the day without suffering a loss of power due to the experimentation the Hellsing organization had put him through. Considering how much he seems to be above and beyond normal vampires, one has to assume they gave him massive power ups over the century plus that they've had him in their service.
*** Crossing large bodies of water is an issue, as addressed in Stoker's novel. He certainly can't be immersed in it, and most of the travel must be done within his coffin. Seems to apply directly to the water, as flying over in a plane has less of an effect on him. [[spoiler:Seras gets stuffed in her coffin, partly out of this and partly RuleOfFunny.]]
** In the eighth volume it's revealed that Alucard's NighInvulnerability stems from the fact that he [[spoiler:has inside of him the souls of every person he's ever devoured and that it essentially acts as spare lives for him.]]
** Also, a non-virgin will be turned into a ghoul, as will anybody of the same sex as the vampire regardless of whether or not they are a virgin. As mentioned earlier, only virgins of the opposite sex of the vampire can be turned vampire.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent
* PaintTheTownRed: Most of the time it's done for dramatic irony. A vampire couple roams England in an early episode, killing Christian families and painting upside-down (Satanic) crosses with their blood. When the boy is shot to pieces his blood splatter forms... a ''traditional'' cross as Alucard grins. Likewise, when Anderson goes berserk on a group of Nazi vampires, his AxeCrazy hacking leaves a swastika of blood on the walls. Seras forgoes symbolism against Zorin and redecorates Hellsing manor... with her ''face''.
** Rip also paints a Nazi Swastika on a captured boat of the British Navy. She ran out of paint and had to improvise...
* ParentalAbandonment: Integra and Seras were both orphaned in their youth. Pip was too, apparently - he lived with his grandfather. Maxwell was abandoned by his parents into an orphanage, and all Iscariot members are hinted to have been raised by Anderson. Alucard, if going by his historical background, was sent as political hostage to the Ottoman Empire along with his brother Radu by his father.
* PantyShot: Despite Seras and her ever changing breast size, her short skirt never shows anything [[spoiler:until the final chapter's epilogue, where we see her underwear briefly as she kicks a door open]].
* PartlyCloudyWithAChanceOfDeath: [[spoiler:Alucard comments on the sunrise during his final moments.]]
* PayEvilUntoEvil: This is basically Hellsing's motto and reasoning for using characters like Alucard and Walter.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: Vampires, though they do weaken without blood.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Alucard
* PetTheDog:
** In volume 5, a Nazi mook laments his inability to feed pigeons in the park.
** Alucard is generally cruel and mocking towards Seras (although he is privately fond and respectful of her), but when he genuinely upsets her, he usually relents or makes ''slight'' apologies. He also shows concern when she is injured, and offered her his blood so she could defend herself from Anderson. [[spoiler:When he meets her after her becoming a true vampire, he literally pets her on the head while looking genuinely proud of her.]]
* PinnedToTheWall: Alucard impales Rip van Winkle with her musket right before eating her.
* PleaseDontLeaveMe: A variant of this in volume 10: [[spoiler:when Integra cries out to Alucard "Don't disappear!!"]]
* PointlessBandAid: Pip always wears one on his (apparently broken) nose.
* PostModernMagick: The series is a massive exercise in this trope. It starts with crosses being melted down for guns and ammunition, military equipped zombies, and goes into surgically created vampires, with everything in between.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Both used straight and subverted.
* ProHumanTranshuman: Seras
* [[spoiler: PsychicPowers: At the end of volume 5 of the Ovas, Alucard seems to move the damaged aircraft carrier by force of will alone.]]
* PyrrhicVillainy
* PsychoticSmirk: Alucard, Anderson, Jan, Rip...
* PullingThemselvesTogether: Minor vampires are capable of this, but Alucard demonstrates it to a ridiculous degree, being able to rebuild his body in seconds when reduced to a bloody smear. [[spoiler:Also Anderson after installing Helena's Nail.]]
* PublicDomainArtifact: Helena's Nail. Alucard also mentions the Veil of Turin and Longinus' Lance.
* QuirkyMinibossSquad: Millennium's officers
* RammingAlwaysWorks: Attempted against Seras with a zeppelin in OVA 6 - it fails since she is able to shoot the zeppelin down before it reaches her.
* RatedMForManly
* RazorFloss: Walter's wires
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Luke and Tulbacain get one, both courtesy of Alucard.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Alucard. The guy wears a red coat and hat over a black suit.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Alucard is blatantly obvious, but Seras' eyes only turn red when she's actively calling on her vampiric abilities. [[spoiler:Once she fully embraces her vampiric nature by drinking Pip's blood, her eyes turn red and stay that way.]]
** In the TV series, however, Seras' eyes are permanently red after she is turned.
* RedHerringTwist
* RedshirtArmy: Joining Hellsing is an excellent career move for those lacking in retirement plans.
* ReflectiveEyes
* RefugeInAudacity: Where to begin?
** The premise. See that vampire? He fights Nazis. For England. Oh, and he hits on the Queen. And takes orders from Integra, starting when she's just a little girl.
** Schrödinger. Named for the cat. [[spoiler: Even has the same "powers" as the thought experiment/protest, with himself as the observer]]
** In universe, Integra pulls this on Anderson. And hundreds of Iscariot soldiers.
** A nail from the cross that Jesus was crucified on? [[spoiler:It turns Anderson into a thorn monster.]]
** Alucard's immortality. The series finds increasingly unbelievable injuries he can regenerate from.
*** [[spoiler:And then kills him. Temporarily.]]
** The entire Gorn aspect.
** Jan Valentine. Period.
** Virtually any time the Major opens his mouth. He ''really'' likes war, and could go on about it for eight minutes. And then [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking sit back and eat a filet mignon]] while his Nazi troops ''destroy all of London''...and eat babies.
** [[spoiler:Alucard coming back from death/purgatory/non-existence by ''killing all 3 million souls he had taken as his own'', except Schrödinger. It takes him thirty years and it's never explained ''how'' he did it, but he got it done!]]
* TheRemnant: The current Millennium, although [[spoiler:they've got a whole new army of zombie vampires!]]
* ReligionIsMagic: Anderson's Bible-Fu.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The Major]] is revealed to be an android, a vessel for his soul/will. And in chapter 94, it was revealed that [[spoiler:Millennium's vampires are created from Mina Harker's remains, who still had Dracula's power dormant inside her after Abraham Van Helsing saved her]]. This means that [[spoiler:all of Millennium's vampires are actually defective clones of Alucard's power]].
* RightHandCat: Played with via the Major and Schrödinger.
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:What happens when Seras shoots the Major. Though he's likely not 100% robotic.]]
* {{Roofhopping}}: Seems to be how Iscariot are getting around in Volume 6.
* RousingSpeech: Maxwell likes broadcasting these, with plenty of MilkingTheGiantCow. The Major too, once or twice. And Alucard certainly finds Integra's speeches rousing.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The queen is behind Hellsing 100%.
* RuleOfCool: In multiple interviews, it's been admitted that all the symbolism and whatnot is blatantly there for the purpose of being cool rather than having much of a higher meaning. Hellsing is about a BadAssLongcoat Dracula fighting superpowered Inquisitors and an army of Nazi vampires. Who fly around in Zeppelins loaded with V1 rockets. Arguably, the only reason for ''anything'' occuring in Hellsing is pure RuleOfCool.
* RuleOfDrama
* RuleOfThree:
** Seras was offered blood three times before she became a true vampire. First Alucard, whose offer she rejected; secondly Integra, from whom she simply licked a few drops; and finally [[spoiler:Pip, who she drank from after he told her to]].
** Alucard was defeated twice before the main storyline and after those, he had nothing left. Once 500 years ago, another time 100 years ago. The third time he fought [[spoiler:he wasn't defeated and returned home]]. At the same time during the third time, there were three attempts to defeat him [[spoiler:one by Anderson, one by Walter and finally the one that seemed successful by Major, but it backfired in the end]].
** When their minions failed and were kept alive, Millennium set them on fire. They did that with Jan and Tulbacain, but the Major decided to not do this with the third, Rip Van Winkle.
*** Rip Van Winkle wasn't burned because her mission was a success, [[spoiler:to be bait to get Alucard stuck in the middle of the ocean ans away from London]].
** The Major was finally [[spoiler:killed by the third time Hellsing attacks him. First by Integra, secondly by Seras and finally Integra again]].
* SayMyName: "ALUCARD!" "ANDERSON!" "SERAS VICTORIA!" "SIR INTEGRA FAIRBROOK WINGATES HELLSING!"
* ScaleOfScientificSins: Doc must be so proud. He's checked off almost ''every one of them''.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Pretty much every character with glasses will make them shine. Monocles too!
** In several cases, the glasses shine even when their lenses have shattered.
* SceneryGorn: Starts with the Nazis firebombing London in the shape of a Swastika, until in the end we have Walther slicing skyscrapers in half.
* SchrödingersCat
* SexyDiscretionShot: The last page. When [[spoiler: Alucard and Integra finally reunite and she bites her ring finger to let him suck her blood. There's a shot to the blood dripping, and his mouth opens, then the blood dripping until it fades into the moon and pans outside the Mansion]].
* ShirtlessScene: Captain has no shirt under his coat, as revealed from chapter 82 on.
* ShoutOut
** During one of their shoot-outs, Alucard calls Alexander "Judas Priest", which is a reference [[JudasPriest to both the heavy metal band of the same name]] and to the namesake of the Iscariot Organization.
** Alucard telling dandyman to [[Film/{{Deliverance}} squeal like a pig]]
** At the end of OVA 3 the Major starts singing [[FistOfTheNorthStar "Tough Boy"]].
** [[Literature/{{Dune}} Harkonnen Cannon]], at the very least [[FatBastard The Baron]] even makes a cameo appearance.
** Many video game references including manga chapter titles named "Dead Zone", "Age of Empire", "UltimaOnline", "Flash Point", "FinalFantasy", "SoldierOfFortune", "OgreBattle", "VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}", "MightAndMagic", "Franchise/{{Castlevania}}", "{{Warcraft}}", and "[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]."
** Jan Valentine shouting out "Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right" and saying it was boring using "God Mode".
** The "Wild Geese" mercenary company, with its soldiers' distinctive red berets, that the Hellsing Organisation recruits to replace its casualties references the classic British war film ''TheWildGeese''.
*** Also is a double shout out to a famous French mercenary team in the middle ages of the same name, as well as many others. In fact, the Wild Geese throughout history have been a sort of LegacyCharacter as a group.
** If his dreams are any indication, Alucard really likes movies that either star BruceWillis or that are based on Frederick Forsyth novels.
** [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Josuke Higashikata, Rohan Kishibe and Yoshihiro Kira]] make appearances in one of the Valentine Brothers extras.
** The inner sides of the manga's front and back covers have occasionaly featured characters or references to other series, such as Manga/FullmetalAlchemist or making characters dance [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya Hare Hare Yukai]].
** When Hellsing first learns of "Millennium", she has Walter investigate everything from the definition to a bar named after the ship from ''StarWars''.
** Vampire Nazis. Gundam style.
** The blurb of the DVD set of volumes 5-8 of the OVA says, "Remember when [vampires] were known as terrifying monsters that stalked the night, [[{{Literature/Twilight}} instead of moody teenagers that sparkle in daylight]]?"
* ShowyInvincibleHero: It's true that Alucard is incredibly powerful. But at the same time he has a ton of style in abusing his powers.
* ShutUpHannibal: When Integra shoots [[spoiler:the Major]].
* ShownTheirWork
* SidewaysSmile: Not played for comedy at all. The mangaka seems to consider this the best way to display a SlasherSmile or PsychoticSmirk.
* SingleStrokeBattle
* SlapSlapKiss: Integra and Alucard could be seen as an extreme example. Pip got beaten up by Seras when they first met.
* SlasherSmile: Mostly Alucard and Anderson, but seriously, everyone in the manga and OVA does this at some point. '''EVERYONE.'''
* SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness: Hard to categorize. Traditional vampirism is not massively contagious (only virgins can become vampires), nor does it cause morality shifts, and the HorrorHunger is so subdued that Seras could go a good long while without feeding and never lost control due to hunger. However, Alucard and a few other traditional vampires can be ''massively'' dangerous with age, capable of godlike power levels and forming ghoul armies from the fed upon. FREAK vampires seem to have a more morality corrupting influence or worse candidates, since they all [[TranshumanTreachery become monsters]].
** This is mentioned as why the FREAK vampires are so dangerous. True Nosferatu are powerful, but have their own goals and motivations that are vastly different from a human's, whereas a FREAK has that power, but the motivations of a human psychopath.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Seras wields a number of examples of firepower way too big for normal humans to handle. Her Harkonnen Assault Cannon, for example, can take out tanks. Rip Van Winkle, on the other hand, uses an enormous, if lighter, musket of disproportionate firepower.
* SmokingIsCool
* SniperPistol: Alucard uses his Casull to snipe a kilometre-distant target early on in the manga.
* SnuffFilm
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: "Seras"/"Ceres"/"Celes"? There is even some argument about how her name should be ''arranged'', since either way works, and "Victoria Seras" would make marginally more sense even though both name orders work. Hirano has admitted in interviews that he never came up with a decent Westernization of Seras' name. The title quote about Hermes gets this treatment as well. In the TV series, it was translated: "I am Hermes. I become tamed by devouring my own wings."
* SmugSnake: '''EVERYONE''' is prone to underestimating Alucard's abilities.
* SoProudOfYou: "Seras. Seras Victoria."
* SoulJar: Alucard's coffin is heavily implied to be act as this.
* SpitTrailKiss: Done with blood instead, in what turns out to be a really touching scene.
* StealthPun: The Major loves war, and [[spoiler: he's a cyborg.]] The Major is a war machine.
* SteppingStoneSword: Nazi vampires cross a minefield this way.
* StrangeBedfellows: Whenever Hellsing and Iscariot appear to cooperate.
* StuffedIntoTheFridge
* StupidJetpackHitler: Millennium, complete with Gundam-esque launchers for their paratroopers.
* SuperLoser: Every VillainOfTheWeek dealt with before the main antagonists appear thinks they're a match for Alucard and use their vampirism to slaughter hundreds. Hellsing just see them as nuisances.
** The only exception to this is Rip Van Wrinkle, who was the only one GenreSavvy enough to know she was fucked.
* SuperSoldier: '''Zombie. Vampires.'''
* SuperStrength: Apparently standard for all vampires/werewolves/immortal priests.
* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Sir Penwood]] in an uncharacteristic moment of badassery.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: Anderson reels off whole Bible passages before he actually starts fighting his opponent. Said opponent usually waits patiently for him to walk over and engage them.
* TearOffYourFace: [[spoiler:Seras]] finishes off [[spoiler:Zorin]] by [[spoiler:grinding her face against a wall until all that's left is a shredded mess of blood and bone.]]
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: And HOW!
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: [[RedShirt Section XIII Iscariot]]
* ThisCannotBe: Luke Valentine during his VillainousBreakdown. Many mooks experience this when coming in contact with Alucard's powers.
* ThisIsUnforgivable: For referring to [[spoiler:Pip as an insect]], Zorin gets "No forgiveness! Ever!"
** Integra felt the same way about Millennium and [[spoiler:Maxwell]] slaughtering her people.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: [[spoiler:Walter toward the end.]]
* ThisMeansWar: Pip, when Millennium attacks London. He and Seras vow to avenge the civilians who perished in the attack.
* ThoseWackyNazis: Millennium
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet
* TitleDrop: Although the title is taken from the organisation, the Major describes Alucard's Level Zero as if Hell were "singing".
* ToCreateAPlaygroundForEvil: The Major wants a world of perpetual warfare.
* TranshumanTreachery: Ghouls don't really have a choice in this, but more powerful vampires do.
** [[spoiler:Walter, subverted in that he was TheMole since much earlier.]]
* TranslationConvention: Apparently all Germans, Italians and French speak English 95% of the time. Or, you know, Japanese.
* TruerToTheText: The manga got a more faithful adaptation in the form of the {{OVA}} series, titled ''Hellsing Ultimate''.
* TryNotToDie: Integra orders Walter to 'come back alive at any cost'...yeah, too bad he did.
** She also gives a variant of this to [[spoiler:Alucard just before he vanishes]].
* {{Tsundere}}: There are times Integra acts like one. Her exchange with Penwood as a teen for instance, or her attitude in volume 1 around Alucard and Seras, when Alucard teases her, or towards the end.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Played ''twice'' with [[spoiler:Pip first in volume 9's ending and then Alucard in volume 10's ending]].
* UnflinchingWalk: Pip shows how badass he is by stopping to lighting a smoke right at the moment a bomb explodes in a tent in the background...a bomb he installed.
* UnskilledButStrong: The early vampires such as the valentine brothers rely primarily on their newfound [[SuperStrength enhanced strength]], with the more powerful abilties like enhanced regeneration, familiars, and becoming smoke unavailable. This comes back to [[IncrediblyLamePun bite them]] when they go up agianst Alucard who has 4 centuries of fighting experience.
* UnstoppableRage: Seras after [[spoiler:Pip dies]].
* UrbanFantasy
* VampireBitesSuck: The series' vampires typically have whole mouths full of fangs and generally make a huge mess.
** When Seras drains [[spoiler:Pip's blood]], she has a whole mess of fangs and chomps down hard enough to make blood spurt out. However, when she pulls away from his neck, the only mark is the classic pair of fang holes. Also, her teeth look like perfectly normal human teeth most of the time, rather than the conical fangs shown when biting. [[AWizardDidIt A Vampire Did It?]]
* VampireHunter
* VampireVannabe
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: Okay, Alucard is a SociopathicHero at best. But is running [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire Seras]] through with holy bayonets twenty-odd times and ''intentionally'' missing the heart so she would lie there in agony '''''really''''' needful, Anderson?
* VerbalTic: The spirit of the Jackal really likes ending sentences with his own surname... Willis.
* ViewersAreGeniuses
* VillainousBreakdown: Alucard's opponents tend to have a ''huge'' OhCrap [[FreakOut moment]] right before their defeat. Rip's starts when she realizes that Alucard is within ''twenty miles'' of her.
* VillainousGlutton: The Major. Additionally, some of the vampire characters straight up ''gorge'' themselves during the series (they simply don't get fatter for it).
* ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption
* ViolentGlaswegian: Dub/translated Anderson.
* VirginPower: While not a power, per se, virginity is prerequisite for becoming a vampire instead of being simply ghouled. Also, apparently virgin blood is super tasty and nutritious. The first half of this aspect is removed from the original anime version; there, it seems to be a combination of the "sire" being a True Vampire (FREAK Vampires can't change people into vampires by biting them; they need to install FREAK Chips), the sire wanting the "[[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/childe childe]]" to change, and the childe being willing to be turned into a new vampire.
* VocalEvolution: Just watch the English dub of the original series and compare it to the more recent OVA's...
* WarForFunAndProfit: The Major and company. Mostly the former.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:A dying Major gets this treatment between the prequel and the series proper]].
* WeirdMoon: It's ALWAYS full. And red. But it's somewhat plausible if not JustifiedTrope because more than half of the series takes place over one night, while the other half spans a couple of months.
* WickedCultured: The Major
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Alucard and Integra
* WhatHaveIBecome: Seras agonizes over this a few times throughout the series.
* WhoYouGonnaCall
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Integra shows this, even though she isn't the ruler of country.
* WorldOfHam: It's a series based on RuleOfCool with a whole lot of {{Large Ham}}s, what do you expect? Particularly the {{OVA}}s, which at times seem to be nothing more than epic fight scene followed by hammy speech followed by even ''more'' epic fight scene.
* WorthyOpponent: [[spoiler:Luke believes he is this to Alucard -- right before he gets scared out of his wits by Alucard's familiars.]]
** [[spoiler:This seemed to be the relationship of Alucard and Abraham Van Hellsing, who, after defeating him, decided to use him as a weapon instead of destroying him.]]
** Alucard acknowledged Anderson as such in their final fight... [[spoiler:Right before Anderson used the Nail of Helena and "became a monster"]]
* YouHaveFailedMe
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:The Valentine brothers]].
* XanatosGambit: Depends on how you view the Major's motives. If you take him at face value, that all he really does want is some ''[[BloodKnight krieg]]'', the Major wins whether or not Millennium and himself are killed off. He gets his glorious war and a shot at taking out Alucard. However, it can also be interpreted that the Major's war was just an elaborate plan to destroy Alucard, which was his true goal all along. Ultimately, after [[spoiler: 30 years, his plan failed]].
* ZettaiRyouiki: Seras does it right, grade A.


!!Tropes that appear only in the OVA:
* AdaptationInducedPlotHole: In his fight with Alucard, Luke Valentine is shown to have a strong HealingFactor, surviving after getting shot in the head by Alucard's specialized gun. However he is unable to regenerate his legs. In the manga there was no headshot. He was instead shot in the stomach by the Casull, while his legs were shot off by Jackal. In the OVA, Jackal was the cause of all three wounds.
** This was rectified in the Creator/{{FUNimation}} re-release, where Luke's initial injuries are now caused by the Casull.
* BackToBackBadasses: Heinkel and Yumie for a couple seconds.
* CatapultNightmare: Seras in the first episode.
* CountryMatters: Anderson says it in the background during episode 5. According to Taliesin Jaffe, Steven Brand pleaded that he say it once, since "I'm Scottish, I've said since I was 12 years old, I don't know a man alive in Scotland who hasn't said it, I need to say it at least once!"
* CrossPoppingVeins[=/=]SweatDrop: During the SuperDeformed segments.
* FacingTheBulletsOneLiner: [[spoiler:Jan Valentine]]
* HistoricalInJoke: A passing reference by Integra about Bram Stoker and Pip about vampire stereotypes implies {{Dracula}} was published as an exaggerated chronicle of the actual events that led to Alucard's capture
* KonamiCode: In the episode, Jan yells out part of the code while [[GunsAkimbo firing his dual sub-machine-guns]].
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: [[ClusterFBomb Jan]] is supposed to speak like a typical English [[TotallyRadical chav]], but he and his brother are both without accents, and [[Creator/CrispinFreeman Crispin]] uses his normal tone of voice as Alucard. Then again, [[MST3KMantra who cares]]?
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when Alucard has a dream of back when he was still [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}/[[HistoricalBeautyUpdate "Vladycard"]].]] He speaks in a very believable Romanian accent.
*** In the commentary for the first OVA, Crispin Freeman mentions that he ''did'' practice his Romanian accent a lot and was going to use it, but it just ended up sounding corny and his (Romanian) language teacher chewed him out over it. That isn't apparent in the flashback because he only has one line, which is spoken very quietly.
--> '''Crispin's teacher:''' Creespin, vot you are doing, it is terrible!
*** He finally uses said accent in present time in episode 8.
** In Brazil, ''no one'' has any sort of accent whatsoever, except one of the more important characters. And even then, it comes across as more Spanish than Portugese.
** Yumie is voiced by Siobhan Flynn in the dub, who uses her normal Welsh accent.
*** This is addressed in the commentary for the fifth and sixth [=OVAs=], where Taliesin Jaffe humorously says he went with the "Doctor Who theory" for Yumie's voice: if you don't know where they're from, they're Welsh. In the commentary for the sixth OVA, after discussing it [[YuriLowenthal Yuri]], he then tells his theory that since Yumie was an orphan, she was raised in a Welsh orphanage.
* PrecisionFStrike: English dub. While strong language is nothing new for this series, it can be a bit surprising to hear NiceGirl Seras drop the F-bomb not once, but ''twice'', once while the Nazis invade Hellsing Manor, and again [[spoiler:while cheesegrating Zorin's face]].
* ScreamingWarrior: Anderson breaks the decibel scale during OVA 8 with his suicidal charge through Alucard's army.
* SoundtrackDissonance: Played straight in the fourth OVA at the part where Alucard brutally slays Rip Van Winkle. A scene almost bordering on {{Gorn}} (much like the entire anime, really), made only more disturbing by the cheerful German music playing in the background. The opera is ''Der Freischütz''; but since the whole Rip's episode is ''Freischütz''-flavoured (and -sounded), and both music and lyrics are rather appropriate, it bein' a first major German {{Romanticism}} opera.
** The opera ends with the Marksman being dragged to Hell by the Devil. [[spoiler:Rip considers Alucard the devil come to claim her, as modeled on the opera.]]
** And on OVA 5, elevator music plays during a '''car chase'''!
** Speaking of OVA 5, the incredibly light and serene song "Broken English" by Schaft plays while London is burned to the ground and people are immolated.
* ThisIsForEmphasisBitch: This occurs in the English dub when [[spoiler:Seras kills Zorin.]]
--> "How does it feel having somebody [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] with your head?! '''How does it feel, you BITCH?!'''"
* TriggerHappy: Alucard. Jan has his moments too.
* VocalDissonance: The 9th OVA features a WWII-era Alucard, who looks like a teenage girl. He keeps Creator/JojiNakata's voice, though.
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