Awesome / Hellsing

Manga and OVA
  • The Major: "My friends, it has often been said that I like war."
    JesuOtaku: Okay, A) I think part of my soul just died. B) I enjoyed every second of it!
  • Integra, captured by a squad of turncoat British soldiers that have become Vampires has only this to say;
    Vampire Mook: I'm not scared of you!
  • Seras Victoria's gaining a few levels in badass when she, blinded, maimed, and mindraped by Zorin, finally took the freely offered blood (and soul) of a mortally wounded Pip. Her eyes grew back, a mass of shadow emerged from the stump of her missing arm, and she proceeded to tear through the SS vampires that had overrun Hellsing manor before taking Zorin and literally grinding her head against the wall until it was gone.
    • Prior to this, you had her hefting two massive BFGs to fire 24 V-1 rockets out of the sky with 24 bullets.
    • It gets even better. The SS, battle-hardened soldiers who gave up their humanity to become vampires and delight in perpetrating unspeakable atrocities against mankind, are absolutely terrified just by the sight of Seras after she transforms into a true vampire.
    • Another moment - when Anderson has become a divine monster, one of his bayonets is powered up to the point Alucard is thoroughly unable to regenerate, burning every familiar (and thus, Alucard's extra lives) and cleaving him in half like a blowtorch through a block of butter. For the first time, the vampire king closes his eyes and gives up hope as the blade just keeps going down, down and down. Cue Seras stopping the blade and giving Alucard enough time to pull his shit together - not to just kill Anderson, but to actually bring him back to his senses.
    • During the final battle with the Major, the Major's reinforced glass shield has been able to absorb everything, even shots from the Harkonnen Mark II. So what does Seras do to take out the barricade and mess up the Major? She rips the zeppelin's ginormous 88mm anti-aircraft cannon right out of the floor and uses it to blast right through the shield with ONE SHOT.
  • Pip himself is a walking CMOA. Among the many awesome things he does:
    • Pick a Rousing Speech by Pip Bernadotte. Any Rousing Speech. The man would make Winston Churchill proud.
    • Blowing up the entire tent full of Millennium's Brazilian co-conspirators. And doing a classically badass Unflinching Walk away from it, cigarette in hand.
    • Knocking out Zorin with the butt of his rifle. If that doesn't seem impressive, remember that Zorin is one of the most elite of Millennium's vampire soldiers, and Pip is just an ordinary human.
    • Showing up Millennium's army of SS vampires with the simple, blunt use of claymores, machine guns, and open terrain. He describes the Wild Geese mercenaries as Combat Pragmatists as this goes on.
    • And as mentioned above, in his final moments, he gives Seras the chance to take a level in badass and pull her own Crowning Moment of Awesome.
    • He even gets one after that when Seras is fighting the werewolf. Nothing can stop Pip from being badass, not even death
    • Even his cameo in the epilogue is awesome. A nameless Iscariot mook informs his superiors about Hellsing's weak defenses and nil security system. A wall is punched and suddenly the entire walls and ceiling are covered in shadows. The masculine voice complains about how that 'hurt'. Pip, called as Seras' Shadow, is said to be wrapping the entire headquarters. Who needs another security system and killable guards when you have Pip Bernadotte?
    • And remember, aside from the last point, Pip and his soldiers are all ordinary humans.
  • Only a paragraph during Alucard's Flashback, but his statement that Abraham Van Hellsing was the only one who managed to take him down when he went all out and was (one of) the reason(s) he firmly believed only a human could destroy a monster like him. That alone put the founder of Hellsing as the single, most badass being in the entire Hellsing-verse. That he was only a doctor was the icing on the cake.
    • From the beginning of the second OVA, which actually shows the aftermath of that battle:
      Abraham Van Hellsing: All flesh is grass, and all the comeliness thereof as the flower of the field. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth, but the word of our God abideth forever. *stakes Dracula*
      Dracula: Have I been... bested, sir?
      Van Hellsing: Yes, you are bested. This is not a nightmare you will be awaking from; your castles are plundered, you dominions in ruin, your servants destroyed, and the girl has fled this place forever more. She will never be yours, Count!" *raises his fist before bringing it down on the blunt end of the stake, hammering the sharp en even further into Dracula's body* "You are judged, and found wanting, Vampire King. You have nothing, you are nothing. Nothing!
  • The fourth OVA, where Alucard engages in battle with a warship filled with vampire Nazis by flying an SR-71 Blackbird into it. At almost Mach 3 (the exact speed is Mach 2.8). While perched on its nose.
    • There's also his famous line... "I'm a dog...? Then you're dog food!"
      • "As a vampire, you were just a pathetic piece of shit. Now, you're nothing but dog shit! The other one didn't seem like much, but they're having more trouble with him than I expected..."
    • Alucard's rant at Luke Valentine:
      "Come on! Get up! 'Attack me!! You've only suffered the loss of your legs. Summon forth your familiars... transform your body... heal your severed legs and stand! The evening is still so young. Come on... hurry, hurry, hurry! Pull yourself together! The fun has just begun! Come on, HURRY!"
    • Another great Alucard line is probably the following: (While fighting the anime's Big Bad) "I'll send you to the deepest pits of Hell, and while you're there, you can lick the Devil's ass, Incognito!"
  • Count Penwood, the commander of London security, gets one in the fifth episode of the OVA, when he admits being a "coward" and only getting this job because of his birth rather than any abilities, then staying in the HQ to face an army of vampires. He even tries to shoo out the rest of the officer staff to safety, which they obviously refuse, making this a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming, as well.
  • And then, there is the Big Damn Heroes moment by Anderson & Co. at the end of OVA Episode 5. Who said psychotic paladins can't be awesome?
    • Doubles somewhat as a Funny Moment since Integra is standing right on the sidelines during the whole speech with nothing more than an annoyed look on her face. She doesn't even bother to react to the shots that almost hit her.
    • After many long scenes of horrific slaughter, it's incredibly satisfying to see the Nazi vampires getting mowed down by someone, anyone who's not going to kill the innocent people of London. Anderson and his Iscariot protégés literally destroy every vampire in the vicinity, showing just how well-trained and capable they are, especially Heinkel and Yumie. Anderson's Rousing Speech to his students is equally refreshing since it shows that he's just as disgusted by the senseless genocide as Integra is, and he refuses to stand by and allow it to continue. Not even Maxwell's orders are enough to trump his moral compass on the matter.
      Anderson: Speak up, you men of God. Tell us all who you are.
      Soldiers of Iscariot: We are the soldiers of Iscariot! We are Judas Iscariot!
      (Nazis look up and see scores of soldiers lining the roofs of the buildings surrounding them)
      Anderson: Well then, Iscariots, I ask you: what do you hold in your right hand?
      Soldiers of Iscariot: Daggers and poison!
      Anderson: Well then, my Soldiers of Iscariot, I ask you: what do you hold in your left hand?
      Soldiers of Iscariot: Thirty pieces of silver and a straw rope!
      Anderson: Now! Show them who your are, my soldiers of Iscariot! We're apostles, and yet not apostles! We are believers, yet not believers! We are disciples, yet not disciples! We are heretics, yet not heretics! We are soldiers in the service of death, who bow our heads in reverence to our Lord, and whose prayers are found in the withered bodies of our enemies! With poison served at every supper, and daggers flashing in the moonlight! We are the apostles of Judas Iscariot, we are his holy flock of assassins, and upon the hour at which we are called, we cast our thirty pieces of silver into the sight of the holy, and hang ourselves with a rope of straw!
      Soldiers of Iscariot: Thus, do we move to meet Hell's legions as a mighty army, and form our squared ranks against Hell's gates, and prepare to meet the seven million, four hundred and five thousand, nine hundred and twenty-six demons of iniquity!
  • Seras Victoria using an 88mm Flak Cannon to try and kill the Major. Damn. In his words, a "Fantastic Choice!"
    • Seras performing her best impersonation of a AAA battery with a pair of 30 mm cannons stated to weigh over 700 pounds.
  • Anderson gets a great big CMOA all to himself upon Alucard's return to London. His final stand against Alucard has him battle valiantly against Alucard in Release State 0, tear through swathes of the undead army just to get to Alucard while almost being killed in the process, then sacrificing his own life to become what is essentially a monster born of God's powers. Even his death is a CMOA: Alucard shows him genuine respect for his total determination, even if he did turn himself into a monster.
    • The entire fight between Alucard and Alexander Anderson is perhaps the pinnacle of awesome for the series. The battle between the two most powerful characters in the series going full force at each other. From Alucard unleashing Level Zero on Anderson, to Anderson's refusal to give up even after the odds are stacked against him. Their next confrontation is no less great, with God Monster Anderson coming closer than anyone to actually killing Alucard. If not for a last second helping from Seras towards Alucard's infuriated counterattack, it's possible that Anderson may have prevailed where no other person, human or vampire, had succeeded before. It ultimately ends with both opponents showing mutual respect and understanding towards each other, and Alucard giving Anderson a genuine smile and a final "amen" as a sign of absolute respect for his greatest rival. A moment of awesome, tear-jerking, and heartwarming all rolled into one.
  • Integra, telling a group of evil Nazi vampires to not underestimate humans. And to come at her. So that she can fight them. She even impresses Anderson.
    • Additionally, the scene pretty soon afterwards when Integra enlists Anderson and a group of Iscariot members as her personal escorts through sheer force of will.
    • From that very rescue, say it with me: LIKE. A. BOSS.
    • And Integra, upset and furious after watching Alucard vanish, removes her coat and duels the Major in a Shut Up, Hannibal! way. She unflinchingly takes a grazing shot to the eye and kills the man with a single bullet and proceeds to tell him that all his ideas are warped and wrong. That Alucard "will return!" She was right.
  • At the end of the second episode of the OVA, Jan Valentine manages to finally make his way past what's left of Hellsing security, and bursts into the conference room of the Convention of Twelve. Who are all armed to the teeth and aiming their guns right at him, with Integra smirking. Jan manages to get off a single expletive before the Convention perforates him. Awesome.
    Integra: You made it! Congratulations.
    Jan: [With a rueful smile] Ahh, fuck me.
    • Even before that Jan gets a CMOA when as he runs towards the conference room Walter catches his right arm with razor wire and rips it off. Jan's psychotic expression doesn't even flicker as he starts laughing, he doesn't even seem to realize he just lost an arm, or he may just not have given a shit.
    • Integra's original line in both manga and Japanese dub is equally awesome: "Welcome to Hellsing."
    • Though retooled, the same scene in the original anime was pretty awesome as well. When Jan makes it to Integra, she quickly pulls her pistol on him and at point blank range shoots a perfect cross of bullets into his face which after a delay all start to burn.
  • Despite being one of the weakest characters in the show, by comparison, Jan Valentine gets one of the most badass deaths. Where his brother panicked and begged, and other far more powerful vampires did the same, Jan dies laughing at how fucked the whole situation was, giving his killer the finger and a cryptic warning that he knew would not help them even slightly. And as his body crumbles to ash, all that is left is his hand flipping Integra the bird. A perfect epitaph to the younger Valentine.
  • Walter in the second volume taking on Jan Valentine and his army of ghouls, literally cutting them down, with these words: "I highly recommend pissing yourself, followed by a round of praying to your impotent god."
    • To which Jan Valentine responds by laughing and these words: "That's fucking great. Cos I gotta tell you, ploughing through you people was starting to bore the fuck outta me!"
  • In the TV series, Seras does battle with a wolf/vamp hybrid creature in the final episodes. She kills him by shoving a special grenade in his mouth. And her quote while the monster's choking on the bomb.
    Seras: "...And on your way to hell...I want you to BEG for forgiveness for what you have done."
  • Integra gets a large number of awesome lines throughout the Hellsing's various iterations. Not the least awesome of which comes from the TV Series:
    Integra: "These monsters dare to enter this house built on blood and honor! I will see them all roast in the deepest pits of Hell!"
    • In Episode 10, how she fearlessly tells Alucard off.
      • Keep in mind that when she discovered Alucard in the basement, she was all of 12 years old. She had recently seen her father die and her uncle try to kill her. And the men trying to kill her get slaughtered by the Eldritch Abomination in the basement. Any ordinary kid would have been reduced to a quivering ball of tears by the ordeal. What does she do? She stands up to Alucard and impresses the immortal vampire king so much he swears his eternal loyalty to her.
  • Episode 3 of the OVA had a particularly awesome moment when Alucard calls Integra after slaughtering a SWAT Team sent up to the penthouse. Asking for his commands, Integra takes a moment and lights a cigar then in the most Hamtastic way possible retells him his commands.
    • A similar scene from OVA 8 during the Vatican Invasion of London. Though, it is far less hammy.
      Integra: Alucard, take heed. Here are your orders. Your silver gun will stain the white army crimson. Your iron gun will stain the black army scarlet. I would know my foes by the stains of red you leave upon their chests! Now search and destroy! SEARCH AND DESTROY! RUN THEM DOWN! DO NOT LET ANY OF THEM LEAVE THE ISLAND ALIVE!
    • OVA 9 gives her most utterly bombastic delivery of the series, and while it is magnificent, it becomes clear she is purposely pushing herself as hard as she can, like it's the only way she can keep going. It still doesn't quite keep her from breaking down. She lights a cigar, takes a long puff, then snaps it between her fingers, and then...
    Integra: SEARCH AND DESTROY! Search and destroy! Servant! I have given my order! It has not changed! We crush all those who oppose us! We grind all who stand in our way into dust! No matter who they are! No matter WHAT they are! No matter who they are...
  • Let's be honest, Alucard gets far more opportunities to show off how very hard core he is — but the Major dismisses Zorin's claims that Integra and Seras will be easy prey, by saying that he considers them to be on the same level as Alucard. That is how badass the two leading ladies are.
    • Alucard himself believed so, just seconds before they started taking the Zeppelin down together while he fought Walter.
  • From OVA 8, the whole scene with the Major conducting the war looked awesome. He was just going through all the gestures like he was literally making a symphony, ignored Doc completely, and didn't even flinch when a helicopter came to shoot him down. He already knew that Walter was going to help him out. It was definitely impressive to watch.
  • For fans of the old animated series, hearing this song playing at the end with the montage of Anderson helped to reinforce why he proved to be an amazing antagonist in the original animated series and the OVA.
  • The Major's flashback in OVA X provides a truly awesome one. It shows him as a Nazi officer fighting in Berlin during the Russian invasion 1945 and surrounded by a Soviet fireteam; the Russian soldiers knock him to the ground and beat him, and one shoots him several times in the chest as the group walks away. After they leave, a pool of blood starts flowing towards the Major as he struggles to pick himself up. He looks at it and sees that this is the work of a dark force offering him the chance to become an immortal monster of carnage. And how does he respond? With one word: Begone. It's his life and soul being bargained for, and nothing in this world can convince him to give them up. As the wave of blood splashes back, unable to reach the Major, you can't help but admit that for all his depravity, the Major values his humanity more than almost anyone else in the series, enough to reject the scepter of unholy power where supposedly nobler warriors like Alucard and Anderson willfully took it, and as the Major smiles while watching Doc rush in to save him, you can forget everything else about him for a brief moment and share in his personal victory; the triumph of the human spirit over the temptations of monstrous power.
  • The end of OVA 9 has Alucard giving Walter and an awesome verbal smackdown that mixes "The Reason You Suck" Speech with Break the Haughty.
  • OVA 10: Seras and Pip vs. the Captain. Not only does Seras defeat an opponent that Alucard and Walter were forced to retreat from, but the Captain himself proves his badass credentials by utterly dominating their fight until he equips her with the means to kill him.
  • From the first OVA, Alucard establishes just how different he is from other vampires after Anderson seemingly kills him.
    Integra: "You cut off his head? Is that all?"
    Cue Alucard regenerating from a mass of bats and insects
  • While it's pretty much entirely negated by Maxwell skipping his meds and going all Arnaud Amalric on London, the Ninth Crusade. Their initial orders are to go to London specifically to fight the Nazi-Vampire Invasion. Let's reiterate that: About 3,000 men belonging to the remnants of the Crusader Orders (who are mainly concerned with charity and relief work nowadays) are being sent into a literal hellstorm swarming with vampires. While it may not be the all-dominating center of life like in the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church is still a force to be reckoned.
    • And it gets even better when one clues into the fact that this is happening in the late 1990s/early 2000s a.k.a. when Pope John Paul II was in charge. Given his noted tolerance and respect for other faiths, it makes a degree of sense that he would issue a Crusade to stop a vampiric threat and help out Protestant England.

From the TV Series
  • Alucard saving his master by one-shotting Bubbancy in Episode 9.
    • From that same episode: Integra is hypnotized and bitten by a vampire pretending to be her sister. So how does she deal with it? By stabbing herself in the neck with a knife to get rid of the vampire taint in her body and prevent herself from becoming a ghoul. That takes some goddamn willpower.
    Integra: There is impure blood in me.
    • Though it's more of a villainous example, Incognito and Bubbancy working together (Bubbancy hypnotizing the higher-ups of the Hellsing organization so she can assassinate Integra, and Incognito using Alucard's desire to fight a truly powerful enemy against him so that he's not there to save his master. They came pretty damn close to succeeding, too.
  • A bit more of a meta example, but Kouta Hirano apparently thought Alucard cocking his gun in the TV series with his teeth was so cool that he incorporated into some later chapters of the manga. Which is pretty impressive, considering that Kouta Hirano apparently hated the TV series.
  • As noted above, Seras' battle against Paul Wilson in Episode 12 is pretty cool, particularly compared to the level of Chickification she was put through earlier in the anime compared to the manga. Just goes to show, no matter what canon you're in, messing with Seras Victoria is a ''bad'' idea.
  • The original animated series had another one for Alexander Anderson, in the episode "Duel." A vampire starts walking up a subway car, with a bunch of ghouls in tow. He steps through a door, screams, and then falls to the ground with a dozen bayonets in his face. Anderson steps into the subway car, grins, and begins flinging bayonets, while quoting the Bible in his amazingly awesome voice:
    "And now, O Kings, be ye wise. Be admonished, ye judges of the earth! Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling! Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish in the way, though his wrath be swiftly kindled. AMEN."
    • Anderson gets another moment of awesome when he faces down Alucard in single combat and has his arms blown off with the Jackal to prevent them from properly regenerating. What does he do in response? He runs straight at Alucard after gripping a bayonet handle in his teeth while screaming in anger before blocking another Jackal bullet shot by Alucard with the bayonet and getting right into Alucard's personal space to insult him.
  • Incognito, in the last few episodes, for turning Alucard's jackal shots against him, and actually killing him. Albeit temporarily. Again.
    • Plus, the fact that in the end, although Incognito dies and London is saved, the villains kinda ''win.'' There's not much left of the Hellsing organization by the time the series is over. The survivors are imprisoned, and the Government's officially disbanded Hellsing. Even the Major couldn't manage that.
    • Integra, for remaining defiant against Incognito even when he's got her bound on the floor in a very vulnerable and suggestive position.
  • No love for Captain Pickman? The man is a competent, hardy, level-headed, Mauve Shirt who survives the death of his entire squad and fights by Alucard's side in the final battle, when virtually all other military offficers, in the TV series and OVA alike, died horrible, pathetic deaths. And when he does die, he doesn't go out like a wimp, either. He takes a shot to the gut and asks Alucard to kill him so that he'll die as a human, not as an undead monster. Even Alucard seems impressed.
    Alucard: Spoken like a true soldier of Hellsing.
    • As the OVA and manga make clear, only a few individuals are strong enough to resist the lure of immortality. Alucard wasn't, and neither was Anderson. That means that possibly the only two people to refuse immortality are Captain Pickman and the bloody Major himself.
      • Hilariously, the same guy voices both of them in their respective English dubs. From a Mauve Shirt Canon Foreigner to the canonical Big Bad,that's a pretty serious upgrade.
      • It gets better. After Incognito tears Alucard to pieces and Seras is badly wounded, Alucard uses Captain Pickman's blood, along with Commander Fargason's and Seras', to restore himself. That's right: a Mauve Shirt helped save Alucard.
      • And he does this while only appearing in like 10 minutes of screen time in only the last 3 episodes.