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Hellsing Organization

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

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Voiced by: Joji Nakata (JP), Crispin Freeman (EN)

"It takes a man to kill a monster."

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

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

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: The real-life Vlad III Tepes was an ugly, UGLY man. In here, not so much — he's downright swagger.
  • Affably Evil: Only with the people he cares, though. He is occasionally Faux Affably Evil in battle.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Due to the thousands of souls inside him causing a lack of a definite gender, he can change his appearance at will. To quote the man himself, "Form means nothing to me."
  • Alucard: No shit.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Alucard's summoned Hell Hound, the Baskerville, also known as the Black Dog.
  • Anti-Hero: The best thing that can be said about him.
    • Nominal Hero: Only works for the good guys because Integra orders him to.
    • Nineties Anti-Hero: A card-carrying example. He has a cool-sounding name, ridiculously over-sized pistols, has the hipster type appearance, and doesn't care about hurting people who get in his way.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Alexander Anderson.
  • Army of the Dead: Contains an armada of undeads formed from every single person he ever killed (read: well over three million) inside his body.
  • Ax-Crazy: He IS sadistic and bloodthirsty.
  • Back for the Finale
  • Badass: A kickas vampire that hunts other vampires as a secret agent of sorts.
    • Badass Beard: When he's transformed into his true form, Dracula.
    • Badass in a Nice Suit
    • Badass Longcoat: A red one, adding to the gore by allowing many regenerations of his limbs. Though not the only one; the villainous equivalent is the Captain.
    • Badass Mustache: When Alucard releases all the restraints, he actually looks somewhat like Vlad Tepes, including the mustache. Not quite as impressive as the one in the famous portrait of him, but it would be difficult to take him seriously with that thing.
    • Little Miss Badass: Girlycard. While Word of God (and canon) says that form is female, Girlycard still has a male voice in the OVA.
    • Sealed Badass in a Can: Is this in "Master of Monster". There's a magic seal on the door to the room he's being kept in (much like the seals on his gloves, that keep his powers in check). When Integra opens the door, she breaks the seal.
    • Submissive Badass: To Integra.
  • Beast and Beauty: Along with his Knight/Lady dynamic with Integra, there are definitely shades of this.
  • Berserk Button: His usual attitude makes them hard to find, but when one is pressed, you will know:
    • People who believe that it's Better to Die Than Be Killed, especially when someone does it to escape his wrath.
    • Never, Never, NEVER insult, threaten, or harm Integra whenever he's nearby. It will be the last thing you do.
    • Alucard may pick on and ridicule Seras from time to time, but he does not appreciate seeing her come to unnecessary harm, either.
    • Traitors. He will make you suffer before killing you if you betray him.
    • And the biggest example of them all: throwing away your humanity. After his defeat at the hands of Dr. Hellsing, Alucard earnestly believes a person's humanity and ingenuity to be his greatest strength. When Anderson uses Helena's Nail in their final battle, Alucard is not only furious, he's brought to tears at the end.
  • Better to Die Than Be Killed: Averted, Alucard is very much not of this opinion.
  • BFS: Wields an impressively huge claymore sword in his true form as Dracula. It doesn't last long though, as he really likes guns.
  • Black Magic: Would the Devil himself use anything else?
  • Blood Knight: He just LOVES to fight all kind of enemies. The harder it is, the more fun it'll be. Alucard looks positively ecstatic every time Anderson shows up, and ripping apart enemies always puts him a good mood.
    Alucard: Neither of us could ever back down in front of an enemy. Come on then, Judas Priest!
  • Blood Lust: Oh yes. He would bathe in the stuff if he could.
  • Bloody Murder: Alucard practically puts his blood through gymnastics using it as a weapon
  • Bodyguard Crush
  • Bottomless Magazines: He won't reload until all the surrounding enemies are dead.
    • When Crispin Freeman makes note of this in the commentary, Taliesin Jaffe calls them "Schrödinger's Magazine", in that they're always full until you look inside them.
  • Break the Cutie: When he was just a little kid, he was sold out by his father, Dracul the prince of Wallachia, to the Turks, who did all sorts of ghastly things to him. No wonder he decided to become what he is today.
  • Broken Ace
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Straight up admits that he is the worst of all vampires, which is saying something.
  • The Champion: to Integra. He might be a complete sociopath, but he definitely has Undying Loyalty towards Integra.
  • Characterization Marches On: Chapter 1 is most affected by this.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Sort of. He doesn't need guns, but he likes using them, and if he feels you're a worthy opponent, he'll still fight dirty.
  • Combat Sadomasochist: He seems to enjoy being harmed. He has a habit of allowing his opponent to rip him to bloody pieces, only to regenerate From a Single Cell before subjecting his opponent to a fast but drawn out, agonizing death that involves lots of dismemberment and impaling.
  • Cool Ship: His ghost ship, the Eagle/Adler.
  • Crazy Consumption: Out of all the vampires' in this series, Alucard really takes the cake with this one. So long as Integra orders him to kill, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his victims. Including tearing off their heads and letting the blood pour into his mouth. And using demon dogs to eat them alive. Honestly, this guy acts more like a cannibal than a vampire.
  • Creepy Good
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Red.
  • Cynical Mentor: He's not the best father figure towards Seras. Most of the time, he's rather insulting and mean towards her, but he does give her advice and training that has helped her many times before.
    • Tough Love: Make no mistake though, he does care about her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Dark Is Evil: His shadows give this vibe.
  • Death Seeker: He's not in any hurry to die, but his greatest dream is to be defeated by a human, like Abraham van Helsing did 100 years ago.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: Mina Harker.
  • Dracula: You surprised?
  • Discard and Draw: Thanks to Schrödinger nearly erasing him from existence and leaving him in limbo for three decades, Alucard had to dispose of the millions of potential familiars he had until only Schrödinger was left. He likely can't contain and release entire armies of undead anymore, but on the other hand, he now has Schrödinger's power of 'being everywhere and nowhere.' While alst time he had hundreads of thousands of lives, now he has an indefinite amount as his existence is now tethered to 'I think, therefore I am.' While he is no longer a One-Man Army, he is now virtually immortal and he has proven to already be powerful, even without his army.
  • Dream Sequence: Has a pretty trippy one following the events aboard the carrier Eagle/Adler. On top of demonstrating that Alucard appears to have a fondness for Bruce Willis movies and films based on Frederick Forsyth novels (such as The Dogs of War and The Fourth Protocol), it also serves as an important first point of foreshadowing regarding Walter's treachery.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the form of Schrödinger. Okay, so maybe it was more 'dropped mathematics and technobabble on him'.
    • The Major lampshades this as he points out that fighting him head on is pointless as he will simply cheat death by consuming more blood. He states that traditionally 'tyrants have always been killed by poison.' Considering the whole plan to make Alucard vulnerable and how two mighty warriors, one even turning into a monster, failed to off him, this is probably Justified.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: After essentially being sent to purgatory by Schrödinger, Alucard seeks out and kills his millions of lives (except Schrödinger's), finally putting them out of their misery and earning his life back.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Heavy emphasis on eerie.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His other unnatural forms. He's even called an abomination on several occasions.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He tells a pair of teenage vampires that the way they kill innocent people for no reason just shows how pathetic and disgusting they actually are, and that's the reason why they should be wasted.
    • Alucard believes that only a human can defeat him, which is why he considers Anderson to be his greatest rival. Thus, when Anderson uses Helena's Nail to give himself a boost that he feels is necessary to defeat Alucard, not only is Alucard pissed...he's saddened to the point of crying!
  • Evil Laugh: Anytime Alucard is entertained, or is impressed with the antics of the Major, that great fanged maw opens up with peals of maniacal laughter.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Look who his seiyuu is...
  • Extra Eyes: Alucard develops tons of these during transformations.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: See above.
    • Alucard's form as Vlad Dracula III goes by either "Vladcard" or "Beardycard".
  • From a Single Cell: And this is the main reason why he's so damned hard to kill or even remotely injure. If even the tiniest bit of Alucard is left behind, he'll be able to regenerate and come back just as strong and vengeful as before.
  • The Fettered: Though not unhappily.
  • Freudian Excuse: Of the original Freudian variety. His childhood probably wasn't a day at the beach, either.
  • Freudian Trio: Alucard is The Id among Integra and Seras.
  • Glass Cannon: He gets blown to bits worse than Sonny Corleone, and actually often seems to be the most frail character in the series given that a bullet once took his arm off, but it doesn't matter since he just regenerates from it.
    • His true form is also an example — since all of the souls he's fed upon are now independent of his body, he's just as vulnerable to a stake through the heart as any other vampire.
  • Good Thing You Can Heal: If Alucard wasn't a true vampire and really fast regenerator, he'd be a pile of cells on the ground with how many times he's been blown to bits.
  • Guns Akimbo: His hand cannons.
  • Hair Contrast Duo: With Integra, Seras, and Anderson.
  • Hand Cannon: Two, in fact.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Although not an actual slave, Alucard's more than happy to serve his Master.
  • Healing Factor: One of the most extreme examples.
  • Invincible Hero: He is so overpowered that early in the series he becomes excited when he believes he is going to fight an equal. Only Father Anderson can bring him fun and Alucard absolutely relishes every time the priest turns up for a fight.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Well, Alucard certainly seems to like life as a good guy. Of course, that's probably because he still gets to kill as many vampires and other monsters as he wants, considering it's the Hellsing Organization's eternal mission.
  • Hero Killer: Sort of an inverse, no amount of plot armor protect from him, no matter what side your own.
  • Hey, You!: At first, he purposely refused to call his apprentice by her name Seras Victoria, resorting instead to the sneering alias "Police Girl", which shows his disdain for her reluctance to drink blood and embrace her vampire nature in full extent. Thankfully, he gets a lot better by the series' end, either calling Seras by her name or using "Police Girl" as an affectionate nickname.
  • Historical Beauty Update: Vlad the Impaler was not a pretty man in Real Life. His alternate forms are understandable since Alucard can assume whatever appearance he wants, but as the true Vlad Tepes? Well, he's certainly gotten an aesthetical upgrade, that's for sure.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Ladies and gentlemen, we present Vlad "Dracula" Tepes III.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Alucard looks like just an "ordinary" vampire. It turns out he's actually something far, far more horrific, being at the very least a Hive Mind of millions of undead souls, all slaved to a single once-human mind. He freely shifts through the most horrific forms at will, with his "true form" being essentially a city-swallowing ocean of blood with wailing human and animal corpses rising half-formed from its depths and potentially becoming an independent army. In the finale, he goes even further, killing off his undead army to become a walking, talking quantum anomaly.
  • Humans Are Special: He believes this with all his being. While sometimes he would sneer at humans, for Alucard they are the pinnacle of the creation of God and those worthy to inherit Earth, to the point that he refuses to die except at the hands of a human. It's the reason why he breaks down in tears when Anderson transforms himself with the Nail.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: In the most brutal way possible. He seems to hate most other vampires nowadays, especially those who kill For the Evulz. Overall, in Alucard's personal opinion, only true vampires like Seras and himself deserve to exist.
  • I Am a Monster: Which he will gleefully tell you. Though it turns out that Alucard plays this trope straight. As powerful as he is, he deeply regrets his choice to become a monster and holds a great deal of respect for those who choose to remain human in such a dangerous world. Anderson's use of Helena's Nail, and then his death after reverting back to an ordinary human, actually drives Alucard to hysterical tears.
    Alucard: YOU ARE ME!! You are me... It's exactly the same fate I befell... It's the same pathetic story as mine!
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Alucard receives this treatment from Seras sometimes and he doesn't improve this status until much later in the series either, mostly because he has a jerkass attitude and enjoys mocking and scaring her. It isn't until Seras begins to embrace her vampire self (while also retaining the best aspects of her human side) that master and apprentice come to truly appreciate and respect each other.
  • Immune to Bullets: His usual tactic is to let his opponents perforate him utterly... and then regenerate and get right back up again. Interestingly, without taking his regenerative abilities into account, he seems to be more susceptible to them than any other vampire.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He can gun down multiple enemies without even looking at them.
  • In Love with Your Carnage/Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Integra.
  • In-Series Nickname: Hellsing's dog/lapdog usually. Anderson used "the black plague" on him once. Demon or devil seem to be popular ones, too.
  • Insult Backfire:
    SWAT team member: Monster!
    Alucard: I get that a lot.
  • Insult of Endearment: "Police Girl" for Victoria, at first mocking, and later with respect and affection.
  • Invincible Hero: Zigzagged, which is a surprise given the character. Alucard has a massive number of lives (read: everyone who he's killed and drained the blood from) to stave off death. When these lives are all currently released as familiars however, he's as vulnerable as any other vampire. Then it finally gets played straight when he isolates Schrödinger's life within him in the ending, though he really had to work for this.
  • It Amused Me: Why does Alucard turn himself into a little girl in his fight against Walter? Giggles mostly, and irritation.
  • Jerkass: He's not the friendliest or most empathetic guy, to say the least.
    • Jerkass Façade/ Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite his uncaring and arrogant behavior, Alucard does genuinely care for some of the people around him, most especially Integra and Seras. He also holds a great deal of respect for people who choose to remain human like Van Hellsing and Anderson, and the senseless slaughter of innocents is one of the main reasons why he despises almost all other vampires.
  • The Juggernaut: He gets ripped to shreds by machine gun fire because it's fun. Just about nothing his enemies throw at him even slow him down.
  • Kick the Dog: "Oh, hello there, Police Girl. It appears your entire team was just turned into ghouls right before your very eyes, and now there is a priest who is molesting you and about to rape you. Can I ask you a personal question? Are you a virgin, my dear? WELL!? You are? Wonderful! Allow me to shoot you through the lung even though there are plenty of other ways I can kill the freak behind you."
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Double Subversion. Integra expected one to save her and got a vampire...who acted as one to her, regardless.
  • Knight Templar: He used to be one of these.
  • Lady and Knight: A pretty dark Knight, but he and Integra definitely have this dynamic.
  • Large Ham: One of the hammiest vampires to ever ham.
  • Lennon Specs: Wears a pair of these. They repeatedly get broken or crushed, mostly by Anderson, but he keeps acquiring new pairs from somewhere.
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: He can form multiple eyes limbs, tentacles, and mouths, turn himself into shadows, and manifest his Hellhoud familiar as an extension of his body.
  • Made of Explodium: The bullets for the Jackal do a wee bit more than pierce through any armor, to say the least. Lampshaded by Luke Valentine even:
    (After one of Alucard's shots misses him, the entire hallway behind Luke gets blown up) "A pistol...did that!? ...Jesus."
  • Made of Plasticine
  • Manly Tears: Two instances. The first instance are Tears of Blood when he is dreaming of the day Abraham defeated him. The second instance follows Anderson's death after he used Helena's Nail. Alucard truly believed with all his being that Anderson was capable of beating him as a human. By turning himself into a monster, Alucard was essentially heartbroken that he threw away what he believed made him strong, even if he understand the honorable reasons behind Anderson's choice.
  • Meta Origin: Most supernatural things in the series stem from him in some way.
  • Mook Horror Show: Heaven and Hell help you if you have to fight him.
  • Morality Pet: For all his faults, he really does care for Integra, Seras, Walter, the queen, and, in his own way, Anderson... but that's it.
  • More Dakka: Both in regards to taking down himself or his enemies. Blowing Alucard to pieces is how most people attempt to defeat him, although it never works out how they planned, since he's a regenerator and all. On the other hand, Alucard just likes to shoot things full of holes For the Evulz.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His smiles would do an Anglerfish proud.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Alucard sprouts extra pairs during his battle with Rip van Winkle.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Alucard...
  • Nice Hat
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He has extraordinary regenerative powers, being able to build himself back up from a pool of blood.
  • Nightmare Face
  • Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Upto Eleven
  • Noble Demon: He kinda counts. In a fashion. Or at least when he's under Integra's direct influence. Just like Anderson, he's completely disgusted by Maxwell slaughtering millions of innocent civilians in London and there's a few other points in the series where he expresses disdain for artificial vampires who kill innocents to satisfy their own Drunk with Power egos or psychotic pleasures. Alucard usually mocks, tortures, and kills them in short order after that.
  • Not So Different: Alucard admits he and the Major are alike in Volume 4 as "incorrigible warmongers."
    "We ruin the countries we govern and the people in our care. We slaughter our enemies and sacrifice all our allies. We'll keep killing until there is nothing left but to destroy ourselves. It will never be enough. We are incorrigible warmongers, aren't we, Major?"
    • But unlike the Major, Alucard shows genuine remorse and tears up when he recalls what he lost in past battles. His comparison with Anderson in Volume 9 is thus far more accurate.
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: How he stops one of Rip Van's bullets. It appears to have broken his jaw. Don't worry though, he gets better.
  • Odd Couple: With Integra, but whether it's romantic or not is debatable.
  • Odd Friendship: With Walter, most predominately in The Dawn.
    • Seems to have something of a strange relationship with the Queen as well, as they are both quite fond of each other. Most likely has something to do with the fact that she has known him longer than anyone still living.
  • The Older Immortal
  • One Head Taller: With Integra. Whether or not this is supposed to have romantic undertones is a Shipping issue.
    • Even more obvious in Alucard and Seras's case, even though it's used to depict their father-daughter, mentor-student connection.
      • Seras reaches Alucard far below the shoulder.
  • One-Man Army: Level 0 form. Every soul he has consumed, including Rip Van Winkle and the Dandyman, come out from his body to fight. By the events of the OVA, he has thousands to millions of souls. Do the math.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Inverted. Alucard considers Anderson the only human he will allow himself to be defeated by. It's implied that, since the time of Abraham Van Helsing, no one else has really measured up.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Alucard is not only sincere, but pleading when urging Anderson not to use Helena's Nail to become a monster. When Alucard is the one acting like this, you know something very, very bad is about to happen. He even cries tears of blood at the end of their fight, openly mourning the temporary loss of Anderson's humanity and his eventual death.
  • Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In his true form, he has a stereotypical vampire accent.
  • Oral Fixation: It goes without saying really, considering the whole vampire thing...
  • Parental Substitute: Seems to be this for Seras, along with Integra. It starts out very rocky, but they become more respectful and affectionate with each other as the series progresses. Seras is even gifted with one of Alucard's only genuine, non-slasher smiles after Millennium's defeat and her finally embracing the better aspects of her vampire nature.
  • Pet the Dog: His conversation with the Queen of England show him to be quite the gentleman, as he speaks with her in a soft, kindly tone and openly compliments her.
  • Physical God: Or at least very close to one in terms of power. See Superpower Lottery bellow.
  • Power Limiter: Alucard's monstrous powers are kept in check by a series of four magical gates, called the Control Art Restriction System. Alucard has some access to these via the "Cromwell Approval", but Integra herself must authorize their level of use for the most part. In the manga, and therefore in Hellsing Ultimate, Alucard is allowed to use any power he has access to at his current restriction level, but only has access to a subset of his powers unless all restrictions are released, and he cannot release any further restrictions without Integra's express permission. How it works in the anime is anyone's guess.
  • Power Makes Your Hair Grow: The more powerful he becomes, the longer his hair grows out.
  • Prehensile Hair: Although it's kinda difficult to tell where the guy's hair ends and where his shadow tendril things begin. But he definitely has more prehensile body parts than any creature has the right to have.
  • Psycho for Hire: Sort of. He has all of the mannerisms and motives necessary for this trope, but he only works for one person.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Type C. Though he's usually composed and a perfect gentleman, he turns into a giggling lunatic in battle.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Default expression.
  • Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: He likes to let opponents literally rip him to pieces, apparently just to see the look on their faces when the pieces melt back together.
  • Rape as Backstory: Heavily implied and confirmed by Word of God in the manga (Volume 8) where Hirano states that Alucard was "raped by an Arab" as a child.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Yep.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Integra's blue, and to a lesser extent, Anderson as well.
  • Retired Monster: At the end of the series. He was already one in the beginning because of his past life (Vlad the Impaler) as a mass-murdering caligula and he still enjoys killing.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses:
  • Sharp-Dressed Man:
  • Slasher Smile:
  • Smug Super: When Seras says she can't hit a fast moving target, at night, and without a scope on her sniper rifle, Alucard says she's making a "human complaint". Can you blame him? The only people in the entire series who get even close to giving him a real fight (outside of Abraham Van Hellsing himself) are Anderson and Walter. Although, even though they never fight in the main storyline, the Captain could have also if they had.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Was a bloodthirsty monster before he became a vampire. The vampire thing just made him worse.
  • Superpower Lottery: Aside from the common vampire powers (Superhuman Strength, Speed, Reflexes, Immortality, spreading his condition to others) Alucard can also levitate, pass through walls, manipulate shadows, shapeshift, telepathically manipulate people (he needs apparently eye contact for that) and heal from as little as ashes.
  • Spirited Competitor: Nothing makes him happier than fighting a Worthy Opponent. Well, except Integra. And maybe his apprentice finally acting like a true vampire.
  • Taking the Bullet: Most likely how his Healing Factor seems to work. His body taps into the collected souls of everyone who's blood he drank, transferring any wounds he's taken to them. When Control Art Restriction System Level Zero is released, they all pour out of him into a massive army for him to command, but it also leaves him without his regenerative abilities.
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • The Not-Love Interest: As Girlycard, he fulfills this role to Walter in The Dawn, for rather obvious reasons.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: So long as Integra orders it, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his opponents. If they can't stop him, well, it sucks to be them.
  • Token Evil Teammate
  • Undying Loyalty: Not only is he fiercely dedicated to his master and country, he can't forgive traitors. Sort of Berserk Button.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Alucard goes completely ballistic against God Monster Anderson.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods
  • Villains Out Shopping: Based on his dream sequence in Episode 5 it seems that in lieu of eating, sleeping, and all the other things puny mortals have to do, Alucard spends most of his free time watching movies.
  • Villain Protagonist: Yup.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Oh, he doesn't suffer one. He causes them.
    • Until Anderson's death. That said, it was much more of a Tear Jerker moment than anything, but regardless, he still did break down in tears. Hell, Alucard even gave him a genuine smile and respectful "Amen" right after he passed away.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting
  • Warrior Poet
  • Wicked Cultured: He doesn't usually show it as he presumably has no need to, but it does tend to come out during unexpected moments.
  • Wild Hair: Especially as Dracula.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Integra.
  • What Have I Become?
  • When He Smiles: He shows Seras a genuine, heartwarming smile after releasing his Zero Restriction and showing his true identity and power to her for the first time, patting her on the head as well — almost a "parental" gesture of a father proud of his daughter. Considering his default state, this was a truly beautiful thing.
    • His smile becomes a warm, genuine one when he meets the Queen again.
    • Just as Anderson is peacefully fading away, Alucard gives one of his few non-mocking and genuine smiles in the whole series. Unlike all of the other characters Alucard has fought, Anderson was the only (living) human who could truly go toe-to-toe with him while also retaining the better aspects of his humanity. Because of this, and Anderson reverting back to and dying as a human, Alucard is genuinely saddened and respectful of his favorite rival's passing, and even whispers a little "Amen" at the end of Anderson's final prayer.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He may qualify as this. If you look through the axe-craziness, he seems like quite the Death Seeker. Then there's his Dark and Troubled Past...
  • Worthy Opponent: Humans who can face him receive his absolute respect, probably born from being defeated at his mightiest by Abraham Van Helsing and restoring his faith in humanity. It's also the reason why he obeys Integra to death and beyond, and openly mourns Anderson's use of Helena's Nail and his eventual death. According to Alucard, only a human such as Van Hellsing or Anderson reserve the right to defeat and kill him.

     Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing 

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (adult) / Kaori Mizuhashi (young) (JP), Victoria Harwood (adult) / Laura Bailey (young) (EN)

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

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

     Seras "Police Girl" Victoria 
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Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), K.T. Gray (EN)

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

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

     Walter C. Dornez 

Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (old) / Daisuke Namikawa (young adult) / Romi Park (teenager) (JP), Ralph Lister (old) / Liam O Brien (young adult) / J.D. Stone (teenager) (EN)

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

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

  • A Day in the Limelight: Walter is the main character of The Dawn, which focuses on the time Alucard and he spent fighting Millennium in WWII era Warsaw and will almost certainly detail the circumstances of Walter's betrayal.
  • Almighty Janitor: Straight up one of the best fighters in entire the series. Among the Hellsing staff, the only person who outclasses him is Alucard. He's Sir Integra's butler.
  • Always Second Best: To Alucard. During their final confrontation, Alucard even rubs it in Walter's face by stating that if Anderson couldn't defeat him, then a "brat" like Walter never could. Of course, this blatantly implies that Walter wasn't even second best, but third best behind Anderson, who Alucard views as his true rival and Worthy Opponent.
  • Aside Glance: Can give these from time to time.
  • Badass:
    • Badass Bookworm
    • Badass Grandpa: Emphasis on the "Badass" part. 70 years old, and still quite capable of tearing you and your undead army some new orifices. He claims he's not as spry as he used to be... which makes you wonder what he was like when he was younger. Then he gets rejuvenated, losing the Grandpa part, and vampirised and keeps the Badass part.
    • Retired Badass: He used to fight on the front lines with Alucard, but now serves as Integra's butler and only participates in combat when the manor itself is threatened. And then he comes of retirement to be deaged and vampirized...
  • Battle Butler: To the Hellsing family. Next to Alucard, he's probably the strongest fighter they have to offer, and he rips an entire hallway full of Jan Valentine's ghouls to bloody pieces.
  • Battle Couple: Not a romantic one, but Young Walter and Girlycard (female version of Alucard) can be included here.
  • Bishounen Kid Walter. He looks a bit like L, too.
  • Biseinen: Walter as a young man is a fucking gorgeous biseinen.
  • Blood Knight: Don't let his contained, reliable old retainer persona fool you, Walter relishes in the slaughter of his enemies. This also serves to make him fairly creepy when we are shown glimpses of the bloodlust that shimmers beneath his well-kept outward persona. Even more so when he was a kid since he didn't even bother to hide it. Kid Walter was quite a vicious little sociopath, complete with quite the Slasher Smile and disconcerting evil laughter.
  • But He Sounds Handsome: If Walter worked for Millennium before the series started and/or leaked information for the Valentine Brothers' attack on Hellsing, his praising whoever orchestrated the attack as a "tactical genius" can come across as this.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Holds the distinction of being the only non-supernatural/biologically augmented member of the cast who still nonetheless has easily superhuman abilities.
  • Child Soldier: He definitely counts as this. Walter was barely 14-years-old when he fought against Millennium in WWII, cutting bloody swathes through Nazis and ghouls right alongside Hellsing's Juggernaut, Alucard. The psychological trauma and resentment that it caused is hinted to have factored into Walter becoming The Mole against Alucard and Hellsing as a whole.
  • Colour Coded Characters: Dark purple.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be 70+ years old but he sure can still rip you a new one.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Vampirized Walter, who's only stable in this 14-year-old form.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He enjoys utilizing this against friend and foe alike, sniping out insults that are often hard to distinguish from compliments. However, some of his snipes and snarking become less funny when it's revealed that Walter is the traitor who's been feeding Millennium information and assistance all along.
  • Evil All Along: It's eventually revealed that Walter's been planning to betray the Hellsing organization ever since World War II.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Walter's post-vamping ensemble.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Although Sir Islands points out there's reason to suspect that he turned WAY before the series started. Sixty years, in fact.
  • Final Boss: Even though it's Schrödinger who 'defeats' him, he is Alucard's final enemy in the OVA and manga.
  • Foreshadowing: On the day young Integra is forced to wake Alucard up from his torpor to protect her against her murderous uncle and his goon squad, Walter is nowhere to be found. It's because Walter wanted Integra to wake Alucard so he could battle him once more, and that was his way of forcing her hand. Sir Islands later mentions that he had forewarned Walter of the danger to Integra's life, but Walter still inexplicably chose not to act on it. There's also a second instance when Alucard explains just who Millennium really are and about he and Walter's own checkered past with the organization. At no point in the storyline prior to this does Walter ever acknowledge that he is familiar with the Millennium organization or that, you know, he fought them in a battle which once decided both the fate of the human race and history of the free world, and only acquiesces after some prodding and a direct question about it from Alucard.
  • Freudian Excuse: Where to begin... he was sick and tired of always being second best to Alucard, and of having to clean up the trash of his apathetic, womanizing boss. He had major issues from being a Child Soldier at the age of fourteen, and was fed up with Arthur and Alucard being unappreciative dicks... this all meshed together masterfully in the worst way possible to create the perfect storm when Walter was finally finished with the bullshit and turned his cloak. Of course, all of that still hardly excuses his actions.
  • Friendly Enemy: Even after turning his cloak, he accepts Seras's well-wishes before she and Integra go off to confront the Major, and he wishes her well in turn.
  • Go Out with a Smile
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He's tired of being Always Second Best and wanted to defeat Alucard at least once.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Walter redeemed himself at the very end.
  • Hidden Depths
  • In-Series Nickname: "Shinigami Walter" (Angel of Death/Grim Reaper Walter).
  • Inexplicably Awesome
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Walter was fucking hot when he was younger.
  • Kick the Dog: He stomps on Anderson's ashes only moments after his death. And calls him rubbish for dying. Right in front of Heinkel, Yumie, and all of the other Iscariot priests who Anderson had raised as his own children. Alucard, Integra, and Seras are all equally infuriated and disgusted by this action. Then, he slices poor Yumie into pieces when she tries to avenge her mentor's desecration. Ouch.
  • The Lancer: Back when he was partnered solely with Alucard. Now, he's more of The Smart Guy.
  • Mouthy Kid: Dawn reveals that he was rather bratty as a kid. Probably justified; it'd be hard to discipline a 14-year-old whose well-deserved nickname is "Angel of Death".
  • The Mole: For Millennium.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: But, then again, there's a whole lot about Walter that's never really explained...
  • Not So Different: From Alucard if that tells you anything. This, coupled with how long they've known each other, is probably the reason Walter is the closest thing to a friend Alucard really has.
  • One Last Smoke: How he goes out.
  • Razor Floss: His trademark weapon, stored in his gloves. Walter has three versions of his gloves, two pairs like normal gloves (in white and black) and a fingerless pair.
  • Reality Ensues: Strangely enough for this series. Turns out sending a fourteen year old Child Soldier out on a suicide mission with a Humanoid Abomination to save the world ended up having some very real, very serious, and very negative psychological effects on Walter.
  • Rival Turned Evil: One possible interpretation.
  • Scary Shiny Monocle: Half the glasses, double the scary-shininess.
  • Slasher Smile: Tends to sport a rather unsettling one whenever there's violence to be had.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Young Walter thinks so.
  • Smug Super: Definitely this when he was younger.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky
  • The Butler Did It: Is believed to be behind the security breaches that allowed the Valentine brothers to infiltrate Hellsing's HQ.
  • Trailers Always Spoil: A victim of it, especially for those who have not read the manga. The initial trailer for the Ultimate OVA (the big one set to "Broken English") showed off a glimpse of Walter as a vampire. Then, the credits for Ultimate 3 revealed Walter amongst the Millenium commanders back in 1944. The trailer for Ultimate 8 also re-showed Walter's rejuvenated vampire form.
  • Traitor Shot: In hind sight, if Walter was working for Millennium all along, many of his aside glances throughout the series could be this, especially when other characters discuss Millennium around him.
  • Waistcoat of Style
  • Walking Spoiler: Walter is much more important then he at first seems.
  • With Friends Like These...: Implied to be part of the reason he might have made a deal with Millennium in The Dawn, where Alucard and Arthur really don't treat him well. The Hedonist Arthur drinks and womanizes in the luxury of his mansion while Walter risks his life in Warsaw (which Sir Irons calls him out on), and Alucard repeatedly lets him fend for himself against an opponent he has little hope of winning against. Yikes.

     Pip Bernadotte 

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata (JP), Yuri Lowenthal (EN)

"Oh, the iniquity! Damn you, bourgeoisie! Damn you!"

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

     Dr. Abraham Van Helsing 

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (JP), Curt Lowens (EN)

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

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

  • Badass: This was the man who defeated Dracula at his best, in an implied Curb-Stomp Battle and is the reason he thinks Humans Are Special. Damn. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the most Badass character in the series.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Face Framed in Shadow: A rare heroic example.
  • Nice Hat: It would later become Alucard's.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never explained or shown even a glimpse (for all the massive Flashback) of how Abraham alongside Johnathon Harker, Lord Godalming, and Quincy Morris (although Dr. Seward is missing, for some reason) managed to defeat and enslave Dracula. All that is stated is that Dracula went all out, and Abraham managed to put such fear (and respect) that has haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and make him weep blood... yeah. No matter how you cut it, this man is Badass. Regardless of whether or not it was a team effort, it's clear that Helsing was the most important combatant
  • Our Founder
  • World's Strongest Man: Let us say it again: He beat Alucard at his very best in a Curb-Stomp Battle. Alucard, Who may just be one of the single most overpowered characters in anime history.

     Arthur Hellsing 

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (old) / Daisuke Namikawa (young) (JP), John E. Breen (EN)

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

Integra's father and former leader of Hellsing. He's the one who conducted experiments on Dracula, ultimately turning him into the Alucard of current. He oversaw and personally conducted the operation during World War II where Walter and Alucard raided Millennium's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.