Integra Hellsing, the secret Hellsing Organization's mission is to protect Britain, its Queen, and the Anglican Church from supernatural threats, mainly vampires. As the series begins, one such vampire is ravaging the English village of Cheddar, turning its inhabitants into “ghouls”. To deal with this threat, Integra sends Hellsing’s most powerful operative, Alucard.Alucard confronts the vampire as he is about to murder the last survivor of the police forces, Seras Victoria. In order to kill the vampire he shoots through Seras, mortally wounding her. He offers her the chance to become a vampire herself, and she accepts. Alongside Integra, Alucard, and Hellsing’s human operatives, Seras discovers and fights a new kind of mass-produced undead, called FREAKs .The TV series is told mainly from Seras’ perspective as she adjusts to life as a vampire in the employ of Hellsing, while attempting with the other characters to unravel the mystery of the artificial vampires and the FREAK chips. The first half of the series is more or less faithful to the original manga; however, themes such as what it means to be “human” and character development are explored more in-depth. The latter half of the TV series is where it diverges wildly from its source material, due to it overtaking the manga.For the original manga and OVA, see Hellsing. The TV series has its own characters page.
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