Characters / Hellsing Anime

See also the Character page for the Hellsing manga and OVA; for characters who appear in both, this page focuses on tropes unique to the TV anime.


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     Alucard 
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  • Adaptational Heroism: He's considerably more noble than his manga incarnation — he only turns Seras after explaining his entire plan to her, instead of shooting her first and then asking if she doesn't want to die afterwards; and his bond with Integra is much more voluntary on his part, submitting himself to her after she displays her courage rather than because of the blood pact with the Hellsing clan.
  • Berserk Button: 'WHAT DID YOU DO?!' (episode 9).
  • Break the Haughty: After episode 9 nearly gets Integra killed, he behaves far more thoughtful and considerate with her.
  • Dracula: In the final episode, there's a brief moment where Alucard's face resembles Vlad (III) Dracula's.
  • Historical Beauty Update: Played straight and then subverted with his 'level one' appearance. Unlike the manga, his appearance as Vlad actually resembles his historical portraits.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets "killed" by trying to shoot Incognito with his Jackal. Afterwards, when he gets better, he uses Incognito's powers against him in a Genre Savvy way.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type C, mostly, but with some type B in there - which matches the original novel's description of Dracula having a child mind.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's damn proud of being a True Undead. Integra occasionally taunts him, prickling his pride.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a few to vampires he considers to be a disgrace to their species.
    Alucard: Children without faith... if you had any control you would travel as fog or as a bat. You've gone and taken all those lives, and not even because you were thirsty. Is it fun? Is that what it takes for filth like you to get off? Cheap little two-bits terrors.[...] Eternity is wasted on the likes of you.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He seems to have this toward Integra one way on another. He only changes Seras because she has Integra's eyes, and the news reporter that he bites midway through the series has Integra's coloring.
  • Undying Loyalty: Less of it than the Manga, but he will serve his master.

     Seras 
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  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Her hair is much more yellowish in the manga and OVA, but she's a strawberry blonde in the anime.
  • Chickification: Compared to her Manga counterpart, this Seras is smarter, but not as asskicking (most likely because the anime didn't adapt material past Volume 2) and gets too many Distressed Damsel instances (like in episode 3, where it only took one of Anderson's bayonet to knock her out).
  • Daddy's Girl: With a Missing Mom, she seems to be abnormally attached to her father, unlike her manga counterpart.
  • Day Walking Vampire: Seras seems to have to wear hats and sunglasses, but it seen outdoors in light a few times, though those times it was a bit cloudy.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: She has a humorous learning experience with this in the second episode. At the firing range, one of the Hellsing soldiers suggests that the massive 13.7mm Anti-Midians rifle might suit her better. Seras protests that she wouldn't even be able to lift it, only to yank it clean out of the guy's hands one-handed when she tries, leading to this conversation:
    Seras: That's strange. What's it made of, is it plastic?
    Soldier: It weighs in at 15 kilos, plus a couple more for ammo.
    Seras: *Shaking the gun up-and-down with one hand* It's really that heavy?
  • What Have I Become?: She struggles with losing her humanity, but accepts her vampiric nature much earlier than in the manga, drinking medical blood in the fourth episode.
    • The Anime makes a serious emphasis on this, while the manga was barely referred over it or it was Played for Laughs with Seras' making comical reactions, and Fanservice when she finally licked Integra's finger.

     Integra 
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  • Ambiguously Brown: Her mother is shown wearing a sari, implying Indian heritage.
  • Berserk Button: Anything that humiliates and stains her Organization and soldiers. She'll avenge a thousandfold. Especially traitors.
  • Daddy's Girl: Unlike her manga counterpart (who occasionally remembers her father but mostly when Alucard triggers some memory and doesn't keep even a picture of him), in the Anime Integra seemed to love and dearly miss him (keeping his portrait in her office), but also resent his shadow.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Her reaction to Alucard turning Seras for the first episodes. He seemed to be aware of this, giving her a knowing smirk.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Integra thinks this way when she announces to Walter that Her Majesty has abandoned them at the end of the series.
  • Heir Club for Men: The anime plays up the bureaucratic stress on Integra caused by her peers.
  • Honor Before Reason: Subversion. The ending of episode 9 seems to fit this trope way, but actually she stabbed her neck not to choose death over being tainted by vampire's blood but to fight for her life. Otherwise she would have become a mindless ghoul.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She is able to shoot the shape of a cross onto a vampire's face; this kind of accuracy is nearly impossible in Real Life.
  • In-Series Nickname: Lady of Steel (in supplement material), Virgin of the Royal Protestant Order, Protestant Swine (Maxwell's nickname for her), Wendy (to continue the Peter Pan parallels codenames).
  • Missing Mom: There is a picture of her holding baby Integra, and a scene that could imply that she committed suicide.
  • Not So Different: To Alucard, she even acknowledges this in episode 4. "Your world is my world."
  • Say My Name: "Acknowledge my approval! ALUCAAAAARRRD!"
  • Sharp Dressed Woman: As "Sir" Integra, she wears a stylish suit.
  • The Un-Reveal: Will she take Alucard's blood? She only smirks as an answer as the blood drips down.
  • Virgin Power: Still a virgin here and apparently her blood is super delicious to vampires, and leads to her almost becoming a Virgin Sacrifice to open the gate of Hell.

     Walter 
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     Incognito 
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  • Bald of Evil: Complete with a Nazca-looking skull.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: It's not clear whether Incognito suffers from this, or he really is androgynous, as some have speculated.
  • BFG: a Grenade launcher.
  • Big Bad: Although he does have a superior, he is the highest ranking member of the organization producing the Freak vampires seen in the show and organizes said vampires to fight Hellsing.
  • Body Horror: He can summon a weapon from his arm.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: Both sadistic and masochistic. In one scene he says that he lives for nothing but destruction and in another, after being wounded by Alucard, exclaims about his love of pain.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: He has a master, although he is the most dangerous threat to Hellsing and once he's killed, his master is stated to have simply been found and silenced following his defeat.
  • Egyptian Mythology: He summons Set, the Egyptian God of Chaos, in the last episode.
  • Expy: He has a very similar vibe to the Major from the original, most notably:
    "I will destroy everything. I was born to bring ruin to all that is."
  • Eye Scream: The fact that he has no eyelid over his red left eye would indicate he's had one in his life.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Although Barbie Doll Anatomy provides a form of censorship, he only wears a coat briefly and all of his fights take place with him completely naked, emphasizing his deranged mentality.
  • Scary Black Man: Considering he's implied to be from Africa, it's not much of a stretch.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Set will enter me. Made even worse by the aforementioned Barbie Doll Anatomy.
  • Undignified Death: Much like Vlad's historical victims, Incognito's body is left with a spear going up his ass and coming out his mouth, though, given his sadomasochistic tendencies, this might not have been overly upsetting for him.

     Alexander Anderson 
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  • Dual Wielding: He loves doing this with his bayonets.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's nowhere near as important in the TV series as he is in the manga and OVA.
  • The Giant: He literally towers over Hellsing's Red Shirts and has to stoop down to go through subway train cars.
  • In-Series Nickname: Sword Dancer, Vatican's Dog, Captain Hook, Judas Priest (by Alucard).
  • Worthy Opponent: Averted. Unlike his manga counterpart, he's not this to Alucard in the Anime.

     Enrico Maxwell 

     Helena 
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's mellow and friendly but that doesn't mean she isn't a powerful vampire, being a true vampire like Alucard, Incognito knew she could be a threat to his plans which is why he attacked and killed Helena in her home.
  • Bookworm: Her favorite hobby next to listening to classical music is reading books.
  • Canon Foreigner: Created for the anime.
  • Death Seeker: Like Alucard, she has grown tired of her immortality and desires to die, but also like him, she's not in any hurry. She gets her wish when Incognito attacks and eats her.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Sort of, she likely still drinks blood to survive but she's seemingly not malicious or bloodthirsty just For the Evulz like most vampires. Since she poses no real threat to the public this is seemingly the reason Hellsing hasn't hunted her.
  • Nice Girl: Surprisingly yes, she doesn't like to be disturbed in her home but she is warm and polite to people who respect her. Especially Seras.


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