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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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     Alucard 
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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 it's more accurate to categorize him as a force of nature rather than a "being", 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 the only authority he'll answer to. 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 not a pretty man. In here, not so much — he's downright swagger. Justified with A Form You Are Comfortable With. Even in the original "Dracula" novel, he was described as creepy-looking even when more youthful. While he could shapeshift into a more attractive form, he didn't do it often. In this, he's always portrayed as being quite handsome, even in flashbacks.
  • Affably Evil: Alucard may be batshit insane but he's got a morale code, companions he cares for and is respectful towards his opponents, at least until they do something he considers disappointing, at which point he'll ruthlessly rend them to pieces.
  • Animalistic Abomination: Alucard's summoned Hell Hound, the Baskerville, also known as the Black Dog.
  • Animal Motifs: Bats, of course, but also and especially dogs. Baskerville Hound aside, he refers even to himself as a dog - of which he's completely unashamed - and people tell him he's "domesticated" and "housebroken". He has dog-like teeth. He has a master to whom he's totally loyal. He attacks on command. He likes to play. He licks things. He even grabs and catches things in his mouth and attacks by biting as often as shooting.
  • Anti-Hero: A psychotic Blood Knight who lives to fight and kill, Alucard is at least pro-humanity and will fight off the even more monstrous members of Millennium..
  • Arch-Enemy: To Alexander Anderson, since they deem each other Worthy Opponents.
  • Ax-Crazy: Alucard relishes not only the chance for a good fight but also displays disturbing fixation with the actual act of killing people, as emphasized by his maniacal Slasher Smiles and cackling.
  • Back for the Finale: Returns in the epilogue after killing off all of his three million plus souls so that he can return to corporeality.
  • Badass Baritone: Though his voice can reach higher pitches when he's Laughing Mad, most of the time it's smooth, suave, and badass.
  • Badass Beard: When he's transformed into his true form, Dracula.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Puts on a dapper white suit in South America. His Girlycard form also has one.
  • Badass Longcoat: A red one, adding to the gore by allowing many regenerations of his limbs.
  • Badass Mustache: When Alucard releases all the restraints, he actually looks somewhat like Vlad Tepes, including the moustache. It's not quite as impressive as the one in the famous portrait, but it would be much harder to take him seriously if it was.
  • Barbarian Longhair: When he's letting loose, his hair grows far longer and messier to the point that it looks more like a creepy shadow than hair.
  • 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.
    • 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 the best things about them. 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. No matter how much he respects his opponent, if he's going to die, he's going to die fighting with everything he's got. When an anonymous mook shot himself rather than fight, having seen every other mook in the room torn to pieces in front of his eyes, Alucard's visibly infuriated.
  • BFS: Wields an impressively huge claymore sword in his true form as Dracula. It doesn't last long. 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. He drinks the blood of every dead person in London.
  • Blood Magic: He can use it for other stuff, too. Like summoning familiars. But mostly as a weapon.
  • Bloody Murder: Alucard practically puts his blood through gymnastics using it as a weapon
  • Bodyguard Crush: Implied with Integra, his charge, though it's never cleared up.
  • 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 never empty 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: The most powerful vampire ever to walk the earth, suicidal to face in combat, immortal, strong, fast, clever, cultured and, when he feels like it, good-looking. There's almost nothing out there that's equal to him. Because of his great age and degree of power, even the weaknesses of other vampires barely apply to him. At Hellsing, he's surrounded by people he admires and respects and doing a job he finds deeply enjoyable. But he's well aware that he's a monster, and his deepest wish is to die at the hands of a worthy human.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Straight up admits that he is the worst of all vampires, which is saying something.
  • Casting a Shadow: He can manipulate shadows, regenerating from them.
  • 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, where he comes across morbidly goofy and has a moment where he wanders away from a fight while Seras does all the work. Subsequent adaptations of the story use the more thoughtful, collected and bloodthirsty character he shows throughout the rest of the manga.
  • 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 an agonizing death that involves lots of dismemberment and impaling.
  • Cool Ship: His ghost ship, the Eagle/Adler. By the time he's done with it, there's a giant metal cross made of the remains of a SR-71 Blackbird erected on the deck.
  • 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: He's firmly on the side of humanity. He's also scary as hell.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's very obliquely implied that becoming a true vampire (without encountering another true vampire) requires being monstrous even in life, then dying a horrible death amidst bloodshed and ruin. It's never completely spelled out how he reached that point, but it definitely wasn't because his early life was sunshine and daisies.
  • 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.
    • His former handler and Integra's father, Arthur Hellsing, certainly believed this:
    Arthur Hellsing: Nosferatu, the No-Life King. His castle, his kingdom, its people, his loved ones, even his very identity; everything was lost. All that remains is a pale shadow, wandering from battle to battle. I have come to believe that those frightening immortals are, in fact, frail, sobbing children.
  • Dracula: Hinted at be his Sdrawkcab Name but it isn't outright stated until he takes his true form as Vlad Tepes and Enrico Maxwell comes to the horrifying realization.
  • Discard and Draw: Thanks to Schrödinger nearly erasing him from existence and leaving him incorporeal 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.' He lacks his hundreds of thousands of souls, but has become the self-observing paradox that exists where and as he decides he does: 'I think, therefore I am.' While he is no longer literally a One-Man Army, he has become much more immortal and unlike his previous powers which made it difficult but not impossible to kill him, virtually nothing can hurt or kill him now.
  • Dream Sequence: Has a pretty trippy one following the events aboard the carrier Eagle/Adler. 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).
  • 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, pointing out that fighting him head on is pointless; he'll 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, it's hard to disagree.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending:
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Heavy emphasis on eerie.
  • Eldritch Abomination: His other unnatural forms, which can take on the form of a mass of seething shadows with too many red eyes, among many. 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!
    • He also has no respect whatsoever for traitors. And makes that displeasure known during his battle with a vampirized Walter.
  • 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: Both his seiyuu in Japanese and his voice actor in English have this quality.
  • Extra Eyes: Alucard develops tons of these during transformations.
  • Eyes Do Not Belong There: Eyes do not go in the chest! Or in shadowy tentacles! Or...any way Alucard uses them, really.
    Abridged!Alucard: Eyes for days.
  • Face Your Fears: He seemingly believes this to be what one must do in order to realise one's potential.
    Alucard: It's the nature of battle, until you defeat what cowers you, you cannot truly become yourself. But to do that, you must break the shackles that hold you down.
  • 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, "Trappings of mortal form mean nothing to me."
  • From a Single Cell: Every 'death' he was supposed to have is one of his souls being taken away. And since he has over three million, 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 unhappy about it. He proudly declares it when Integra gives the order to use his full powers.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He is a very literal monster, and often wears a set of orange sunglasses before and sometimes during his rampages.
  • Freudian Trio: Alucard is The Id among Integra and Seras. His proposed solution is always "gruesomely murder the enemy".
  • Genius Loci: Inverted. Alucard's final enemies refer to Alucard's body an entire "castle" or "kingdom" of souls. When his final restraint comes off, they say he has "opened" up the gates of his castle, becoming vulnerable. When he starts to draw the souls back in, Major says he is "rebuilding his castle, brick by brick."
  • 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 dust with how many times he's been blown to bits.
  • Guns Akimbo: When he gains the Jackal he's always seen using it in tandem with the Casull. Even when he's got a gigantic claymore sword, he swaps it pretty quickly for the guns, which are almost like hand cannons if a human were to use them.
  • Hair Contrast Duo: With Integra, Seras, and Anderson — black against blonde.
  • Hand Cannon: To him they're pistols. To a human they'd be hand cannons, and completely unusable unless you're just as suped up as some of the other characters.
  • 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. Blowing him to bits doesn't stick long.
  • 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.
  • The Hero: A very evil one.
  • Hero Killer: Sort of an inverse. It doesn't matter how big and bad you are, he's always bigger and badder, and he'll prove it by killing you. Luckily, he's on the good guys' side.
  • 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. 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 aesthetic upgrade, that's for sure.
  • Historical Villain Upgrade: Ladies and gentlemen, we present Vlad "Dracula" Tepes III.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: He and Seras, emphasizing their mentor-student, father-daughter relationship. Seras is only slightly shorter than most other characters, but Alucard is incredibly freakin' tall.
  • Humanoid Abomination: Alucard looks like just an "ordinary" vampire - a tall, thin, pale human with dark hair, pointed teeth, and glowing red eyes. It turns out he's actually something far, far more horrifying, being at the very least a Mind Hive 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 sneers 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.
  • Hypocrite: A bit when one examines his hatred of Better to Die than Be Killed. Alucard is of the opinion that those who kill themselves rather than die facing him are lower than dogs, yet considering the fact that most who fight and die against him are absorbed and made a part of his body to serve only as fuel for his regeneration eternally suffering all the while, dying by their own hand is actually the better option. Especially bad when one considers that the reason he became a vampire was because he was afraid of death and chose to become a monster rather than be executed, when he could have killed himself to deny his captors the satisfaction. In effect, he chose an even more cowardly option than they do.
  • 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 and cruel 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 AND I ARE THE SAME! You are me... I was just the same! Don't you get it, this is how I became what I am!
  • 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.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Integra. He is excited by her resolve and will for battle, and he always impales his victims when she watches, once even asking if it 'excited' her.
  • In-Series Nickname: Hellsing's dog/lapdog/pet usually. Anderson used "the black plague" on him once. Demon, monster or devil seem to be popular ones, too.
  • Insult Backfire:
    SWAT team member: No...you're a monster!
    Alucard: People keep telling me that.
  • 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? Specifically to mock his opponent.
  • Jerkass: He's not the friendliest or most empathetic guy, to say the least.
  • Jerkass Façade: 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 Helsing, Anderson, and even The Major, 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. Nothing his enemies throw at him even slows him down.
  • Kick the Dog: A vampire priest is holding Seras, last survivor of his massacre, hostage. Alucard has his gun pointed at them both. His only question is whether Seras is a virgin. When she answers "yes", he shoots through her to hit the vampire, kills him, and offers Seras the chance of becoming a vampire herself while she's bleeding out on the ground. Even the vampire priest is put off when he realises what Alucard is manoeuvring toward.
  • 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, a long time ago.
  • Lady and Knight: Very much a Black Knight to Integra's Bright Lady. He often amuses himself by pointing out the carnage he creates is all in her name.
  • Large Ham: One of the hammiest vampires ever to ham.
  • Lennon Specs: Wears an orange-tinted pair. They repeatedly get broken or crushed, mostly by Anderson, but he keeps acquiring new pairs from somewhere. Possibly the same place he gets new coats.
  • Little Miss Badass: Alucard is a shapeshifter, so he can look like whatever he wants. During World War II he looked like a young girl and didn't kick any less amount of ass.
  • Lord British Postulate: In-universe. Various people's obsession with defeating him is the main driver of the plot. Apparently immortal? There must be some other way to kill him!
  • Lovecraftian Superpower: He can form multiple eyes, limbs, tentacles, and mouths, turn himself into shadows, insects, bats or mist, and manifest his Hellhound familiar as an extension of his body. And that's before he goes all-out. Other abilities that would definitely fall into the eldritch would be how he takes and keeps the souls of others inside himself by drinking their blood and then able to summon them later as undead slaves.
  • 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: It's surprisingly easy to rip him to shreds. The hard part is making him stay shredded.
  • Manly Tears:
    • 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. As Anderson became a monster, Alucard was heartbroken that he'd thrown away everything about himself that Alucard respected, though he understood the reasoning behind the 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. 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: Never seen naked or any of that sort, but there's a reason why he's on the Tall, Dark and Handsome list.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Alucard sprouts extra pairs during his battle with Rip van Winkle.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's Alucard}. You know, that Dracula? Anyone who doesn't run is in for a bad time.
  • Nay-Theist: He never questions whether God exists - in fact, his contempt for Him is so complete it almost wraps around to meet Anderson's zealotry from the opposite direction.
  • Nice Hat: Nifty wide-brimmed red hat. He loses it about halfway through the series, though, along with his shades.
  • Nigh Invulnerable: He has extraordinary regenerative powers, being able to build himself back up from a pool of blood.
  • Nightmare Face: He has a few. Most of them involve way too many eyeballs. And when he's opening his mouth to feed, he'll reveal a maw full of huge, dripping fangs that doesn't even remotely belong in a human face, and either snarl, laugh or both.
  • Night of the Living Mooks: Contains an armada of the undead composed of the souls of every single person he has ever drained of blood (read: well over three million), which he can summon when all his restrictions are unlocked.
  • '90s 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.
  • 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 petty, boring pleasures. Alucard usually mocks, tortures, and kills them in short order after that.
  • Nominal Hero: Only works for the good guys because Integra has his leash.
  • 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 broke his jaw. Don't worry. He fixed it.
  • 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, like Walter.
  • The Older Immortal: As far as we know, the oldest vampire in the series.
  • One Head Taller: With Integra. Whether or not this is supposed to have romantic undertones is a Shipping issue.
  • One-Man Army: Level 0 form. Every soul he has consumed, including Rip Van Winkle and the Dandyman, are summoned 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.
  • O.O.C. 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 (Romanian) 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. 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 below.
  • 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 the OVA, 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, and then only as long as she permits, or as long as he needs to destroy an enemy in combat. 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.
  • Pro-Human Transhuman: Firmly believes that Humans Are Special and that becoming anything else, no matter the reward, is an act of weakness and cowardice.
  • Psycho for Hire: Sort of. He has all of the mannerisms and motives necessary for this trope, but he only works for one person and he's absolutely loyal.
  • 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 is a smile full of gnashers. Sometimes with More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
  • 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.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: There's a reason he's no longer a Knight Templar, though the edge has been worn off a bit over the centuries - hence why he doesn't mind working for Hellsing or using holy weapons. It was how he became a vampire. At the moment of his execution by his enemies, he decided to defy the God to whom he'd dedicated his life, and accepted power from... something else by drinking human blood. The same something also made the Major an offer, but was rejected.
  • 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 and Black and Evil All Over: Red coat, scarf and hat over a black suit and shoes. He also has black hair and red eyes.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has them all the time.
  • Retired Monster: It's an active retirement, but when alive he was a mass-murdering caligula (Vlad the Impaler). He still enjoys killing and has no internal conflict about doing so whatsoever.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Not that his actual eyes are any less scary.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: His name is Alucard, an obvious alias, for, who else, Dracula.
  • Sealed Army in a Can: His Level Zero allows him to unleash all captive souls within him as his familiars. Since the number of people he has devoured number in the millions, his force is accordingly massive.
  • 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.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He certainly wears the hell out of that suit in the third OVA.
  • Slasher Smile: Full of fangs.
  • 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", and continuously prods and sneers at her for acting as though she's as weak as a human. He uses his incredible power for some really mundane things, yet rarely bothers to unlock his higher-level restrictions in combat because he's openly contemptuous of most of his opponents, especially when they talk themselves up. The only people in the entire series who get even close to giving him a real fight (outside of Abraham Van Helsing himself) are Anderson, the Captain (who had an opening volley good enough to make him back off before the fight could really get going), and Walter.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Was a bloodthirsty monster before he became a vampire. The vampire thing just made him worse.
  • Spirited Competitor: Nothing makes him happier than fighting a Worthy Opponent. Well, except Integra. And maybe his apprentice finally acting like a true vampire.
  • Submissive Badass: To Integra.
  • 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 (though he needs eye contact for that) and heal from as little as ashes.
  • 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: He's not a bad looker.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Can be counted as a source of snarky comments.
  • The Not-Love Interest: As Girlycard, he fulfils 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, sucks to be them.
  • Token Evil Teammate: On the good team (Hellsing Organization) and murders left and right using dark arts and blood magic and whatever else eldritch thing he can do.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He mellows up to Seras over the course of the series.
  • Tough Love: Make no mistake, he does care about Seras. He just has an odd way of showing it.
  • Undying Loyalty: Not only is he fiercely dedicated to his master and country, he hates traitors. Sort of Berserk Button.
  • Unstoppable Rage: In direct contrast with almost every other fight in the series, where he's obviously enjoying himself like a cat with a mouse, Alucard goes completely ballistic against God Monster Anderson.
  • Vampires Are Sex Gods: An extremely predatory, aggressive example, but an example nevertheless.
  • Vampire Hunter: One of the greatest in the world.
  • 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: Not the villain of the story and overall set on the side of good but some of the things Alucard does are absolutely monstrous, such as callously (or worse, excitedly) killing his helpless enemies in horrific ways and is implied to sexually assault Rip van Winkle as he drinks her blood.
  • 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: Apart from the obvious, he himself states that 'trappings of a mortal' don't apply to him and can appear as anything - bats, a dog with multiple eyes, his true form, a girl...
  • Warrior Poet: As in the source material he was drawn from (historical and otherwise), he's erudite and educated when he's not busy tearing his enemies apart.
  • Wicked Cultured: He doesn't usually show it - presumably he doesn't feel like it - but it does tend to come out during unexpected moments.
  • Wild Hair: Especially as Dracula.
  • Will They or Won't They?: With Integra. It's left ambiguous.
  • What Have I Become?: Think he's never had a moment of regret for becoming what he is? You're in for a surprise.
  • When He Smiles:
    • He shows Seras a genuine, heartwarming smile after releasing Restriction Level Zero 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 by 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, you'll discover he's actually a 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, which restored 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 Helsing or Anderson reserve the right to defeat and kill him.

     Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing 
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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 had no one else to turn to, she should head for the cells deep below the manor, where the family's "darkest legacy" was kept, to claim it as her greatest weapon and the "instrument of her salvation". She awakens Alucard with her blood when she was cornered by her evil uncle Richard Helsing, but Alucard saves her life and swears his loyalty to her. Shortly after this, Integra kills Richard Helsing and is knighted days later. She's twenty-two years old during the course of the story.


  • Action Girl: A fencer and markswoman, still kicking ass into her fifties.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: From timid and sweet young girl into cocky, rookie leader into hardened, brave and inspiring leader and mentor to the next generation.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Double Subversion. She's physically the weakest member of the Hellsing Organization, but still a Badass Normal Lady of War.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Apart from one occasion in OVA III, she's always dressed in a sharp suit.
  • Badass Longcoat: And occasionally with a longcoat draped over her shoulders.
  • Badass Normal: The woman can hold her own against Anderson. Yes. She has fought, and survived, against the man whom Alucard feels is his equal. She'll fight superpowered Nazi vampires with nothing but her sword.
  • Beast and Beauty: Along with her Lady/Knight dynamic with Alucard, there are definitely shades of this.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Played straight until she loses her eye in the last chapters, up to that point even the blood stains she got in middle of a battle vanished from her face and long hair (that remained majestically untangled during the entire ordeal). The stains stick in the OVA, but her hair still stays strangely tidy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Young Integra is full of surprises.
  • Blue Blood: Mansion, butler, wealth, fancy car, fencing lessons, swanky outfits, expensive cigarillos, and an inherited title. What else could she possibly be?
  • Bifauxnen: Subverted. Outside the fandom, Integra is never mistaken for a man in canon nor does she make any effort to act or look like one. Though she usually wears suits of a very masculine cut, a formal occasion will see her don a skirt with no comment. Everybody knows she's a lady and she seems pretty proud of this fact. It's more a case of Samus Is a Girl when she introduces herself in the beginning. Most didn't expect Sir Hellsing to be a young woman.
  • Big Good: The Leader of Hellsing and the one in charge of organizing England's defence against vampires and other things that go bump in the knight.
  • Bodyguard Crush: Even the Major lampshades this in Volume 4.
  • Break the Cutie: She was adorable as a child. Then her uncle had the brilliant idea of attempting to kill her and she found a vampire in the basement...
  • Catch Phrase: "Search and destroy!", an order she seems to repeat nearly Once per Episode.
  • Cigar Chomper: How she manages to speak with a cigar in her mouth is beyond us. The TV series provides some explanation for this, because in it she smokes cigarillos, through which it's a bit easier to communicate. This detail was carried over to the OVAs.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Or at least when she's mulling things over.
  • Colour Coded Characters: Blue.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Integra's wit is as sharp as her saber. This is made more obvious in the English dub, thanks to some truly spectacular delivery on Victoria Harwood's part.
    "Your job, gentlemen, is to fight these monsters with bullets, garlic, and holy water. Put a stake through its heart, cut off its head, burn the corpse, scatter the ashes at a crossroads. For further instructions, consult Bram Stoker."
  • Death Glare: Integra glares a lot, but she really gives one to Major (emphasis on eyes, no mouth draw) after Alucard vanishes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Suddenly sour and bitter Integra in her fifties begins to smirk and smile again after Alucard's return with a good excuse.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Gains one in the epilogue thanks to the Major shooting her eye.
  • Eye Scream: A milder example in the series. The Major shoots her in the eye as she moves in for the kill.
  • Flower Motifs: Red roses (in her manga funeral hat and her Calendar picture). The OVA makes them white.
  • Freudian Trio: Integra counts as The Superego between Seras and Alucard. She manages the both of them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She has defending her country as a motive and she's horrified when her people are slaughtered, but she's not exactly a nice person.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have: In the epilogue.
  • Hair Contrast Duo: A pretty obvious one with Alucard.
  • The Hero: Integra is pretty firmly the main protagonist of Hellsing, despite Alucard being the series' de facto mascot.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Not invulnerable to these, especially when Walter reveals himself as a Nazi and after Alucard disappears.
  • Hey, You!: Like Alucard, she usually only refers to Seras as "Police Girl" as well. Exceptions after Seras went overboard and slaughtered Integra's ghoul-turned men, causing Integra to give her a Cool Down Hug to calm her, when Integra "feeds" Seras, and after Seras becomes a full-on vampire.
  • Ice Queen: Cold, dour and dispassionate...most of the time. She's seen getting angry a lot, but that's mostly from atrocities being committed against her organization and/or her country. Or from Alucard riling her up.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Gives you a clue that she is cold and calculating. Her death glares are no less icy for it.
  • In Its Hour of Need: Even if seriously outnumbered, Integra stays in the destroyed London and stands her ground before reinforcement arrive. Then she goes into the Zeppelin to fight the last battle.
  • Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Alucard, mostly initiated by him.
  • In-Series Nickname: Integra (her full name is Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, so it's justified). But also several ones (most of them she disliked): Miss Nemesis Face/Lady of Iron (by Seras), Babylon (by Anderson), Protestant Sow (by Maxwell), Beautiful Fräulein (by Major), Countess (by Alucard).
  • Iron Lady: Subdues military leaders and large Church Militant groups by sheer force of personality.
  • It's All My Fault: When things go wrong, she takes responsibility. Things like her staff being slaughtered and Alucard (him being her servant) going on rampages obviously weigh upon her.
  • I Will Wait for You: Waits for Alucard after his disappearance. For thirty years.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Make no mistake: Integra isn't exactly a nice person. She's icy and aloof, with an easily riled temper, and can be brutally pragmatic where needs must. But just the same, she's one of the only firmly moral characters in the entire series, keeping a solid handle on Alucard while steadfastly protecting her country and people. Nice, she almost certainly isn't, but good? Absolutely.
  • Just a Kid: Young Integra was treated this way by her uncle and Sir Penwood, though the latter was quickly corrected.
  • The Kid with the Leash: She became Alucard's master very early in life.
  • Knight Templar: Subverted. Under normal circumstances, Integra can be reasoned with and flexible in her standards. But once you attack her men, threaten her country or betray her, the gloves are off.
  • Lady and Knight: She's the Lady, and Alucard is her unlikely, vampiric Knight.
  • Lady of War: Stoic, brisk, and majestic, and she will decapitate a vampire with her rapier when pressed.
  • Large Ham: "SEARCH AND DESTROY!"
  • The Leader: Of Hellsing. She hands out the orders and makes the big decisions - especially because Alucard specifically obeys her, and no one else.
  • Leave Behind a Pistol: Leaves one for Sir Penwood, though not to use on himself. It was a parting gift of sorts to use on the vampiric Nazis.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: A couple times, such as after she pulls herself from a car-crash, decapitates the vampire who attacked her and mocks the rest, then tells them to bring it on so she can kill them.
  • Looming Silhouette of Rage: Usually when she orders Alucard to search and destroy.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Gets into a pretty serious car crash and is still able to decapitate a vampire like it's no one's business. Later, she gets shot in the eye and barely even falters.
    • She also got shot in the shoulder when she was twelve and it barely seemed to bother her. Afterward, she was even able to pick up a gun and shoot it.
  • Meet Cute: Manga only. For such a tense moment, Hirano managed to paint the meeting between Alucard and Integra in an awkwardly endearing light. This overlaps with Boy Meets Ghoul.
  • Mercy Kill: Forced to do this do her ghoulifed men after the Valentine invasion. She accepts all responsibility for their deaths.
    • It's also the real motivation of why she and her father to kill monsters that threaten their country. Aside of their duty to keep it safe.
  • Meganekko: Played straight when she was young, subverted when she grows into an Iron Lady.
  • Mixed Ancestry: A photo in the first anime showing her mother wearing a Sari implies her mother was Indian.
  • Morality Chain: To Alucard, being the person he swore to serve.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Any name with the word 'hell' in it is a name you should be weary of, but Helsing has a legacy attached.
  • Not So Stoic: She seems cold, distant, and icy, even when her life is in danger (which happens a lot as the series goes on). That is until her men or her vampires are involved. It becomes evident throughout the series that she struggles maintain her calm during a big crisis. And Alucard's disappearance reduces her, however briefly, to screaming his name in despair.
  • Odd Couple: With Alucard, but whether it's romantic or not is a shipping issue.
  • Only Sane Man: All things considered, Integra is the only character in this franchise who is, for the most part, a collected and ordinary being. She can still whip you a new one, though.
    • Sometimes. She still has her less sane moments. Like "SEARCH AND DESTROY".
  • Oral Fixation: Especially in the OVAs, where she would spew entire sentences with a cigar in her mouth.
  • Overly Long Name: Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Parodied in The Abridged Series.
  • Parental Abandonment: He father died when she was twelve. Her mother is never mentioned at all.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts very motherly towards Seras.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "SEARCH. AND. DESTROY!"
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her hips.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As long as you catch her in the right mood.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Alucard's red. Her and Maxwell seemed to have this dynamic earlier on, too.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The Convention of Twelve, of which she is a member, lords over the country and has a power grip that is only rivalled by the Vatican. Integra can order a slaughter in front of international cameras in another country without real consequences.
  • She Is the King: Despite being a woman, she holds the male title "Sir" instead of "Lady".
    • Only in the OVA. Her title can be translated as Lady or Dame in the manga, because it's gender-neutral. The only characters who are known to address her as Sir are Maxwell and Anderson.
    • Taliesin Jaffe's theory is that she holds the title of Sir is because she's a Grand Higharch of the Templars/Freemasons, and by rule there can't be a female Grand Higharch, so she would have to be recognized as a male knight in order to receive the title.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Gives a short verbal bitch slap to Major after killing him.
    • Also gives one to Jan Valentine. With her gun.
  • Smoking Is Cool: At least once an episode. Does she ever finish her cigarillos?
  • Spell My Name with an "S": While this isn't so much an issue in the English speaking fandom, her name has an alternative spelling Hirano gives ('Integla').
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Quite so, and something she urges Seras to maintain.
  • The Stoic: Thanks to said stiff upper lip, she holds her composure most of the time. Not always.
  • Team Mom: She acts this way sometimes in the manga, in particular as contrast to Alucard in their guidance of Seras. While he tries to be harsh, laying down the rules and teaching her practical matters in his twisted way, Integra nurtures her in own way via giving her Cooldown Hugs and feeding her (via her own blood) with more diplomacy (and sometimes, quite a lot of Les Yay). At the epilogue, she chides her like a mother would a naughty child.
  • Tranquil Fury: Her stoicism doesn't always break when she's mad.
  • Troll: It's implied that the requests she made of Sir Penwood are this. The epilogue shows that she continues the trend into her old age with Penwood's grandson.
  • Tsundere: Towards Alucard when he's being an idiot.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Alucard.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Then her uncle tried to murder her to assume control of the Hellsing family. Now, she's as ruthless as they come.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Despite being his descendant, this gets an interesting exploration considering that Integra was saved by a vampire from her only very living relative (who wanted her dead) and she ends up ordering the deaths of all her enemies without discriminating who is undead and who isn't.
  • Virgin Power: Makes her blood extra delicious.
  • Younger Than They Look: For most of the series, Integra's only twenty-two years old and sometimes gets treated in a condescending way because of her age.
  • Women Are Wiser: Easily the most intelligent and level-headed (usually) character in the series. Granted, it helps that most of the males in this series are Blood Knights, or a Sir Swears-a-Lot, or Large Hams or just plain Ax-Crazy. Or various combinations of the list.

     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 mysterious 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.


  • Action Girl: She can wreck you both from a distance and up close.
  • Adorkable: Infectiously endearing and cute and far too easily flustered with Pip's flirting. Following her taking ten-thousand levels in badass, she still maintains her personality making her very much a Badass Adorable.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Goes from a shy and submissive vampire girl to a hardcore Draculina.
  • Artificial Limbs: She gains a shadow arm after she loses her real one to Zorin.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Not as much as her Master, but after she becomes a true vampire, she shifts her shadow/tendril into whatever she wants (arm or wing or swirly whip-thing). If Anderson is to be believed, even the rest of her body is just a cloak.
    "Yer eyes look just like the depths o' Hell. Shame on ye, still taking on ae human form."
  • Badass Adorable: Being sired by the King of Vampires by default makes her the second most powerful being on the planet, as proven when she utterly tears Zorin to pieces and later squares off against the Captain and beats him, who himself was dead even against Alucard during WWII. And after everything is said and done, she's still insanely friendly and cute.
  • Badass in Distress: Occasionally, for Pip or Alucard to save. And then can turn the tables, most of the time on her own terms.
  • Battle Couple: With Pip. He helps her with tactics, she'll carry out the rest.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Subverted when she loses her eyes and one arm during a battle. She regenerates her eyes, but her arm remains missing, replaced by a tendril of blood-shadow.
  • Berserk Button: Played for Laughs when Pip Bernadotte calls her a "freak"/"monster," or sings dirty songs near her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Pressing her major berserk button is not a good idea. You really shouldn't have killed and insulted Pip, Zorin Blitz...
    • Also, Seras promptly goes berserk when the ghouls that Jan Valentine made out of Hellsing's initial guards swarm her until Integra intervenes. Even Integra was shocked, and she didn't flinch when held at gunpoint. She wasn't even a fully fledged vampire.
  • BFG:
    • The Harkonnen cannons. Look at the first Harkonnen compared to Walter. If you don't, long story short, Seras uses guns that are a few feet longer than she is tall.
      Pip: (about the Harkonnen II) "Your new equipment is nothing to scoff at. The Harkonnen II 30mm semi-automatic cannon. Maximum range, 4km. Gross weight, 345 kilos. We're pulling out the stops for this crowd, aren't we?"
    • And near the end it's topped with Flak 88. Which she rips up from beneath the floor.
  • The Big Girl: She may be short in stature, but vampire Seras can knock the tallest of men only their backsides with the slightest flick of her finger.
  • Boobs of Steel: Physically strongest female character in the series and has by far the largest chest.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Pip as the Brains, his extensive combat experience helping her be more effective.
  • Break the Cutie: Interestingly, despite the traumas piled upon her, Seras remains staunchly both unbroken and a cutie.
  • Cat Smile: She has one in OVA/Volume 8. And this was after she drank Pip's blood, embraced true vampirism, and laid bloody waste to Zorin and her troops.
  • Colour Coded Characters: Yellow.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Walter finds that she has no family left, which makes dealing with her new status as a vampire much simpler.
  • Cooldown Hug: Seras gets one from Integra at the end of the Valentine brothers fight to stop her from going berserk and killing all the ghoul-turned Hellsing troops.
  • Cute Bruiser: When she and Pip first met, he was incapable of taking her seriously because she's so adorable - then she knocked him flat with a single finger.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Come on, admit it — Seras is adorable.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: A miniskirt, and she definitely has the danger level set.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's not dwelt upon much, but her childhood sucked hardcore.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a vampire, sired by the vampire. And you know how most vampires are portrayed (Alucard as Exhibit A). Seras, however, is sweet-natured and sunny. Even when she's become a full-fledged vampire, complete with her clothes changing from yellow to dark red, she's developed an obvious edge but remains as kindly as ever.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though not as much as others, you can still count on her to insert a few cutting remarks here and there as the Only Sane Employee.
  • The Determinator: It was why Alucard "saved" her - in a situation with no good outcome, she never stopped trying to fight back in every way she could.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • The way a horde of male soldier ghouls grope and force Seras' legs apart during the Valentine Brothers' attack.
    • Her Lecherous Licking of the blood off Integra's finger.
  • Don't Think, Feel: During their first mission, Alucard orders Seras to use her "third eye" to snipe a fast-running target, and she frets about it being night and having no scope. His answer amounts to this.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spanish dub of the 2001 anime changes her name from Seras to "Ceres". Reasons are unknown, but it counts as an interesting reference: Ceres was the Roman equivalent of Greek goddess Demeter, and Demeter is the name of the ship in which Count Dracula travels to England in the Bram Stoker novel.
  • Dumb Blonde: According to Pip: "She's a bit dim/dumb, but a good girl."
  • Eleventh Hour Superpower: She uses her powers to use a gun the size of a few buses to destroy the Major's bulletproof glass shield.
  • Extreme Doormat: To Integra. With Alucard, it's subverted since Seras complains several times, but he's so intimidating that she closes her mouth swiftly. It doesn't stop her from sporting quite the stink-face.
  • Eye Scream: Her eyes get slashed out by Zorin before she cuts off Seras' arm. Thankfully, these get healed when she becomes a full vampire.
  • Fair Cop: Or rather, ex-cop, since she technically died in the line of duty. Not that it stops everyone referring to her as "Police Girl".
  • Foreshadowing:
    • With the manga far closer to completion when it was developed, the Ultimate OVA got to indulge. When Alucard turns her into a vampire, for instance, she has a vague flashback to the day her parents died which Zorin "allows" her to revisit with a lot more clarity. Every now and then, generally when she's threatened or smells blood, her meek veneer shatters to reveal a monster capable of ripping enemies apart in seconds to remind us that she hasn't unlocked the majority of her power...yet. In Episode 7 of the OVA, it happens, she tears through all the remaining attackers like they were wet tissue paper, and afterwards even Father Anderson thinks twice about taking her on. It's probably not a coincidence that her clothes and eyes become and stay blood red, just like those of her master.
    • When Seras explains to Alucard that she felt drinking his blood would make her lose 'something important' inside of her, he calls her an idiot but concedes she has a point, stating that 'perhaps it's time for a vampire that does not walk alone in the night'. When she does finally drink blood, she is literally not alone because she now has Pip's soul inside her, and she keeps her humanity.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: The only one in the series.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Heck no, she isn't. Literally flicks Pip across the room with a finger poke and fires massive bullets against enemies. And that's before she gets mad.
  • Guns Akimbo: Harkonnen II. Despite it being an anti-tank cannon.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Being Alucard/Hellsing's servant doesn't seem to bother her very much. They gradually move more towards a mentor-apprentice, father-daughter relationship by the end of the series.
  • The Heart: Of an organization where having one is a weakness. It doesn't stop her from becoming a powerful Draculina and all-around badass.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Completely breaks down after Zorin kills Pip in OVA 7. Then she heard the insults...
  • Hidden Depths: Something that Alucard himself, of all people, points out to Walter (out of Seras' earshot, of course). There was her godawful childhood, after which she chose to be like her father and join the police. As a rookie cop, she saw her fellows slaughtered and was attacked by their corpses, then captured, molested and threatened with rape by a vampire, then mortally wounded by her rescuer. It was a closer brush with darkness than many mortals live through, and she chose to then take that darkness upon herself and become a vampire, but still defend both humanity in general and her own humanity. After all that she's endured, she wants to keep enduring rather than give up. And when Alucard is intrigued by a person's resolve, that person is worth watching - he believes she's earned immortality. Something that he believes he has not yet done himself.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Seras encounters this issue with her new vampire powers. Alucard has to tell her that she has a third eye in OVA I; she has to figure out how to use it at the right time.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Not that she had many options - it was clear neither Alucard not Integra were interested in arguments - but Seras has no problem at all with gunning down other vamps, and indeed would much rather do that than kill humans.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: In the first anime, there is no love lost between Seras and Alucard. In the manga, he just scares the crap out of her. But at the same time, she looks to him as a sort of teacher and becomes visibly distraught whenever he's seriously (or seemingly) injured or killed. By her own admission, he is the closest thing she's got to a guide and anchor in this bizarre new world, and she doesn't want to face it alone.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Could give Alucard a run for his money, given that we see her shooting down V1 rockets and firing at targets separated from her by walls and floors and still hitting them.
  • In-Series Nickname: Police Girl (by the author himself, used by most characters), Girly/Missy/Mignonette/Ma Chere (Pip Bernadotte's), depending on the translation.
  • Lecherous Licking: With Integra.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Integra's dark. Yes, even though she's a vampire and Integra is a religious knight.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While she's already stronger and faster than a normal human after becoming a full vampire, she starts moving so fast that Millennium vampires, who can dodge bullets, can't react in time.
  • Living Forever Is No Big Deal: Unlike Alucard, who feels that immortality is downright a curse, Seras takes it all in remarkably nonplussed stride. Maybe once the centuries wear on her she might start to feel differently, but as of right now she just takes it with a positive attitude.
  • Looming Silhouette of Rage: Zorin, you dun goofed.
  • Lovely Angels: With Integra in Volumes 9 and 10.
  • Man Bites Man: Vampire Bites Vampire! Hope you didn't need that arm, Zorin!
  • Meaningful Name: Translated from Latin, her name means "Bringer of Victory".
  • Ms. Fanservice: Occasionally her breasts and buttocks get more focus than necessary. It even gets lampshaded in-series. Though considering her design and compared to many other examples of this trope, she's pretty tame considering we don't see any scenes of her naked or undressed.
    • Her first meeting with Sir Penwood in the OVA is a loose combination between Ass Kicks You and Crash-Into Hello, with emphasis on Seras' backside.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Acts as this throughout the series. Honestly, if it weren't for Seras, Integra and Alucard would be a lot less sympathetic. She literally brings out the best (however miniscule) in both of them.
    • Same with Walter (especially after he turns traitor) and Pip Bernadotte. Not for nothing Kohta Hirano himself called her "the light that stands out from the darkness." She brings out the hidden kindness in almost everyone. Those who lack kindness, well...
  • More Dakka: Harkonnen II. A pair of thirty millimeter cannons (same size as the rounds used by the GAU-8 Avenger in the A-10 Warthog) belt fed from a backpack, and fires out shells like a machine gun.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Seras doesn't want to kill normal humans, especially humans who don't know what they're up against. In the series, her targets are restricted to ghouls and the supernatural troops of Millennium, in direct contrast with Alucard killing everything in his way... and anything adjacent to his way...
  • Nice Girl: Remains the one ray of kind-hearted and good-natured sunshine in this franchise, even after becoming a True Vampire.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What she does to Zorin Blitz, culminating in leaving behind a red smear on the wall.
  • No Name Given: It's not that the characters insist on calling her Police Girl, but that Kohta Hirano didn't have a name for her until deadlines demanded him to change that at the end of the first volume. She was 'Police Girl' to him when he made the character. Then she became Seras Victoria.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Alucard, Integra and Walter usually as an extra help. She's held as equal on the part of others.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Unlike most variations of this trope where the character knows they can or will die but they are unafraid of it, Seras is unafraid because she knows she can't. Ever. In fact, she's incapable of feeling fear, and to her credit, her chances of dying are about the same as Alucard's...
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth: How she tears off Zorin's arm. Also part of how she kills the Captain, by immobilising him and keeping him within reach of the silver tooth.
  • Shounen Hair: What's going on with the hair down her neck? Cosplayers have replicated the look with varying degrees of success.
  • Shout-Out: The name of Seras' main weapon comes from Dune. Hirano jokingly compared the Harkonnen II's design to the Dendrobium Orchis.
  • Sidekick: To Alucard, Integra, and briefly Walter.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Debatable in the manga how much or how long Seras likes Pip before the attack on Hellsing HQ, but the reader doesn't see them get along or learn of their feelings till after Pip reveals his Hidden Heart of Gold. It's heavily implied in the OVA though, particularly OVA 7 Creative Closing Credits. A Photo Montage reveals the two fought like cats and dogs until Pip made an effort to be polite with her in Rio de Janeiro. From then on, they got along much better and seemed to grow more respectful. Considering Pip usually started/escalated fights by pushing her buttons, it's likely Seras didn't come around until he Took a Level in Kindness toward her. At the very least, his nobler qualities seem to be what attract her, not the "bad boy" mercenary persona.
    • Kohta Hirano stated that if Seras wasn't a vampire and Pip wasn't a mercenary, "they would be the perfect couple, everyone would be envious of."
  • Slasher Smile: When she's pissed off, ohhhh boy. She takes it from her sire, that's for sure.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: She is frequently shown waving around her 30mm artillery rifle which is longer than she is tall. Later in the manga, she starts shooting down zeppelins using a pair of those rifles like machine guns. Yes, Small Girl, More Dakka! And Akimbo! Near the end of the manga, she picks up an 88mm artillery cannon and fires it ''off the shoulder'' into the Major's face.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Seras, Ceres, or Serouss?
  • The Squadette: She is the only female Hellsing officer in all appearances.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: In Ultimate 7, "Zakuro" by Suilen plays while Seras drinks Pip's blood to underscore both her transformation and her defeat of Zorin's forces.
  • Tomboy: When she was young. Though she still shows signs of it.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Becomes the second strongest vampire in the series after she drank Bernadotte's blood.
  • Token Good Teammate: The only character that could be considered a full-on hero, even after devouring Pip's blood and becoming a full-on vampire, her niceness is absolutely impossible to debate.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Lost the people closest to her not once, not twice, not three times, but four times.
  • True Sight: The way she usually uses what Alucard refers to as "the third eye" - she can see through darkness, over long distances and - with some strength of will - past illusions.
  • Troll: Following the 30-year timeskip, she takes every opportunity to tease Integra she can get, especially about her age. Something that she likely acquired from her sire, though unlike with Alucard who can be downright mean-spirited, she still maintains her fun and friendly personality.
  • Tsundere: Towards Pip Bernadotte, in particular.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Pip Bernadotte at least in the beginning.
  • Undeathly Pallor: While she was already fair-skinned to begin with, her skin becomes noticeably paler after becoming a full-fledged vampire.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she snaps, such as during the Valentine Brothers' assault and Zorin Blitz's assault.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She points out to Alucard in OVA II that the SWAT team he massacred were just ordinary humans doing their jobs. It's perhaps the one time Alucard ever feels compelled to defend his actions - saying that they tried to kill her and him first, so killing them right back is the only course - but she remains unconvinced.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A "Well Done Daughter" Girl version. Seems to be anxious to win Alucard's approval of her merits. After killing Zorin, she got just that.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: It's ambiguous if her missing arm is one. Even thirty years later, the limb has yet to regrow. However, her eyes were healed while it wasn't, and she displayed an ability to regenerate her other arm shortly after, even with only one soul inside her.
  • Your Eyes Can Deceive You: Her human eyes, according to Alucard.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Thigh high socks and mini skirt.

     Walter C. Dornez 
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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.
  • Affably Evil: To Integra and Seras after his betrayal. He's relieved that Integra is willing to send Alucard after him so he can finally fulfill his lifelong obsession and exchanges words of encouragement with Seras before his last fight.
  • 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, especially when something silly is going on.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bishōnen: Kid Walter. He looks a bit like L, too.
  • 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. He's always quite happy to observe Alucard's rampages. Even more so when he was a kid, since he didn't even bother to hide it. Kid Walter was a vicious little bastard, complete with Slasher Smile and disconcerting evil laughter.
  • But He Sounds Handsome: His praising whoever orchestrated the attack as a "tactical genius" can come across as this if Walter worked for Millennium before the series started and/or leaked information for the Valentine Brothers' attack on Hellsing.
  • 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: 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. And it's implied that he had been fighting vampires long beforehand.
  • Colour Coded Characters: Dark purple.
  • The Confidant: From time to time, he and Alucard would have personal conversations over a wide range of topics. Most telling were those dealing with the women of Hellsing, idle discussion of Alucard's immortality, and concern about Walter's advancing old age. The talks gave an impression the two were close and could share topics they wouldn't with Integra and Seras. All the more reason for Alucard's intense rage when Walter revealed his betrayal.
  • Cool Old Guy: He may be 70+ years old but he sure can still rip you a new one.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Gets an even more powerful - and deteriorating - upgrade as 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. 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. It seems Walter wanted Integra to wake him, and this was his way of forcing her hand.
    • There's also a second instance when Alucard explains just who Millennium really are and about his and Walter's own chequered past with them. At no point prior to this does Walter ever acknowledge that he is familiar with Millennium or that he fought them before, and only acquiesces after some prodding from Alucard. He claims he'd forgotten because it was so long ago, but...
  • Freudian Excuse: He was sick and tired of always being second best to Alucard (who overshadowed him without effort), and of having to clean up after his apathetic, womanizing boss. It's possible that he also had major issues from being a Child Soldier during WWII, and was fed up with Arthur and Alucard being unappreciative jerks, as seen in The Dawn. No wonder he turned on them for the first person to show appreciation for his talents that came along.
  • Friendly Enemy: He is rather polite even to enemies like Jan Valentine. Even after turning his cloak, he accepts Seras' well-wishes before she and Integra go off to confront the Major, and he wishes her well in turn.
  • Go Out with a Smile: After being able to redeem himself by destroying Mina Harker's remains.
  • 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: Hands up who suspected of his skills the first time you saw him?
  • In-Series Nickname: "Shinigami Walter". The Angel of Death. The Grim Reaper.
  • Inexplicably Awesome: Has Charles Atlas Superpower for no apparent reason.
  • Kick the Dog: He stomps on Anderson's ashes only moments after his death. And calls him garbage for dying. Right in front of Heinkel, Yumie, and all of the other Iscariot priests whom Anderson raised as his children. Alucard, Integra, and Seras are all equally infuriated and disgusted by this action. Then Walter 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.
  • Made of Iron: Taking punches from the Captain and staying intact, let alone conscious, definitely qualifies.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The Dawn implies this to be the reason he sided with Millennium. Arthur and Alucard really did not treat him well, from what little we see of the Orphaned Series.
  • 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: We never learn what the C stands for.
  • Not Quite Flight: In The Dawn, he paraglides out of a plane under a cloud of his wires.
  • 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.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Much to his frustration. No matter what he does, he could just never escape Alucard's shadow.
  • People Puppets: Can inflict this after regaining his youth, stringing up Luke Valentine from the inside out to control him, and does the same to the Black Hound of Baskerville.
  • Razor Floss: To the point he provides the Trope's Image. Is 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: Possibly. Turns out sending a fourteen year old Child Soldier out on a suicide mission with a Humanoid Abomination to save the world could very well have ended up having some very negative psychological effects on Walter.
  • 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 out of retirement to be deaged and vampirized.
  • Rival Turned Evil: One possible interpretation.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Half the glasses, double the scary-shininess.
  • Slasher Smile: Tends to sport a rather unsettling one whenever there's violence to be had.
  • Servile Snarker: Basically Alfred with extensive combat training and superhuman physical prowess in terms of demeanor and role at the beginning of the story.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Young Walter thinks so.
  • Smug Super: Definitely this when he was younger.
  • Tall, Dark and Snarky: Tall? Yes. Dark? Yes. Snarky? Oh yes.
  • The Butler Did It: Is believed to be behind the security breaches that allowed the Valentine brothers to infiltrate Hellsing's HQ.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Jan Valentine before bringing out his wires. Gets a powerful one from Alucard at the end of volume/episode 9.
  • 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 hindsight, 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: Always sports a waistcoat regardless of location or age.
  • Walking Spoiler: Walter is much more important than he seems at first, if the number of spoiler tags here is anything to go by.
  • When All You Have Is a Hammer: Athleticism, quickness and toughness aside, his practical fighting skills are limited to his wires, yet he uses them in a creative number of ways.
  • 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 Islands calls him out on), and Alucard repeatedly leaves him to fend for himself against an opponent he has little hope of winning against. Yikes.

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

"Oh, the inequity! 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.


  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When Seras drinks his blood, he exists within her body and manifests occasionally as a shadow in her arm.
  • Back from the Dead: Seras lets his soul have a lot more autonomy and will, meaning that he quite literally lives on inside her.
  • Badass Normal: Being an ordinary human with extensive combat skills in a world full of vampires and suped up humans.
  • Battle Couple: With Seras, giving her tactical advice and being her motivator.
  • Blood Knight: Acts like he's only in it for the money, but according to him and his grandfather, his family all became mercenaries for "the fun of it".
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Integra has the Wild Geese meet Seras as the first example of a vampire. Overlaps with Meet Cute.
    • Word of God is that Pip and Seras would make for a cute couple (as seen here), had things been different. But with him being a lifelong Merc and her being an undead blood-sucker... well, things really wouldn't work for them. Though they eventually become a "couple", of sorts, after Pip becomes her familiar.
    • More specifically, Kohta Hirano stated that if Seras wasn't a vampire and Pip wasn't a mercenary, "they would be the perfect couple, everyone would be envious of." Whether he means they are a couple, albeit a really weird one, or they wouldn't work is up for interpretation.
  • Braids of Action: A truly majestic one long enough to reach all the way down his back.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Seras as the Brawn. Pip is more tactical and experienced in battle, so he helps Seras pinpoint where to most effectively use her vampiric strength.
  • The Captain: Of the Wild Geese. Just like his grandfather before him, they are undyingly loyal to Pip and follow him into battle with a zealousness that can only come from great leadership. After Seras' absorbed his soul, the survivors of the Wild Geese saluted her, recognizing that his soul resided within her now.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: For all that he teases Seras, he'd never do anything to hurt her even if he could.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Dark green.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Pip's one for sure. He knows for a fact that his men don't stand a chance fighting close range, so he ultimately relies on Seras' More Dakka, landmines, claymores and general trickery to win battles. He wipes out 80% of Zorin's forces during her strike.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    "A vampire, drinking wine in an airplane, flying to Rio de Janeiro in broad daylight? The stories have got it all wrong."
  • The Determinator: Wooden shrapnel in the gut and getting his legs shot at did not stop him from trying to carry Seras away from Zorin to escape. Only when he gets stabbed with her scythe does he fall. Even then it doesn't completely kill him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Pip's father died fighting in Colombia, meaning his mother and grandfather looked after him as a kid.
  • Double Entendre: Very fond of using these.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: After becoming Seras' familiar he gains: eternal life, enhanced strength, can talk mentally with Seras, and can be manifested at anytime.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: Subverted - Seras doesn't find him attractive because he's French.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Lost his left eye during a gig, so he wears one. Never takes it off.
  • A Father to His Men: Looks out for his men and refuses to leave them behind.
  • Foil: He is a very interesting and striking example of one to the Major. Pip finds fighting for fun vile, while the Major just loves everything about war. Both are able to inspire undying loyalty from the troops under their command, but while the Major used his men as tools for his plans, Pip genuinely cares about the Wild Geese, and does everything he can to get them out of a situation alive. Both can give very rousing speeches, but Pip's can often be short and sweet, while the Major will just drone on and on. Heck, even in regards to how they treat vampires, the differences are pretty striking. The Major refused vampirism because of how proud he is of his "humanity" and didn't like the idea of "sharing his life with another", as he puts it. Pip willingly lets Seras, the woman he loves, drink his blood, letting her become a true vampire, and is able to retain his free will even when he is her familiar.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's good at physical fighting, but is more likely to use well-executed tactics to gain the upper hand. Its possible that becoming Seras' familiar was also his plan after becoming mortally wounded as it would not only make Seras' more powerful, it kept him from being completely dead.
  • Guile Hero: The defenses that he sets up against Millennium succeed in stopping them dead (no pun intended) in their tracks.
  • Handicapped Badass: He lost his eye on the field, but it didn't slow him down.
  • The Heart: To Seras and his mercenaries, he keeps them grounded and motivated.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Is alright with giving up his life to save Seras. He comes back.
  • Hey, You!: Like Alucard and Integra before him, Pip refuses to call Seras by name, even after she corrects him. Only does so while giving her a Rousing Speech about avenging London, and after successfully stealing a kiss.
  • Hidden Depths: The rough-talking mercenary in the beginning of OVA III didn't survive on combat alone. The tactics he pulls off in the series help keep people alive.
  • Insult of Endearment: Girl/Girly/Missy/Ma chère (depending on the translation) for Seras, to make fun of her youth, inexperience, and gender. Over time, it becomes an Affectionate Nickname.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to the credits of one of the episodes he was fairly rude to Seras, but he genuinely cares for his men and by OVA VI his speech on how much he feels that all of the battle is wrong and his looking out for Seras show otherwise.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He says right out that he hates London, and he won't mourn it when it's gone - but he loves the people of London, and he won't let Millenium get away with massacring them.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Has shades of this with Seras, especially with trying to steal kisses from her.
  • Love Interest: For Seras.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Subverted in Pip's case. We've seen him in at least three different outfits besides his mercenary apparel. Including a bright pink t-shirt that he wore to see the Queen of England.
  • Made of Iron: Poor guy gets attacked again and again by Zorin and her mooks, including getting stuck with wooden shrapnel in an explosion. It takes several bullets to his torso and being stabbed straight through the back by Zorin's scythe to finally bring him down, and he's able to light a cigarette and give one last Rousing Speech before he kicks the bucket. It doesn't stick.
  • Nice Hat: Wears an Australian slouch hat.
  • Not Quite Dead: He exists inside Seras, enough to have her complain when he starts smoking inside her.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: He's a bit crude, but he's a nice guy and a very competent leader.
  • Official Couple: With Seras after he becomes her familiar.
  • Only in It for the Money: He says that being a mercenary, he says that money — even just a few cents — is his only real reason for fighting (until he meets Seras, that is) because fighting just because it's fun would be vile and no one would let him do it. Just like all the men in his family going back to his "grandfather's grandfather's grandfather".
  • Rousing Speech: Gives a fountain of them to Seras and his men, and never fails to motivate.
  • The Smart Guy: His plan to counter the attack on Hellsing HQ demonstrates a three-layered perimeter defence that successfully holds off the enemy forces. Seeing as said enemy forces are Nazi vampires who would slaughter them all if they managed to come within close range, it demonstrates his experience and cunning with tactics. This is just one instance.
  • Sacrificial Lion: We know him long enough that his death does a huge emotional number on everyone and allows Seras to achieve her true vampire power. Subverted in that Pip's soul and consciousness survives within Seras' and he can be summoned as a familiar.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Sports an impressively classy red scarf.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Near every scene of his is having him smoke a cigarette. Even after his soul becomes Seras' familiar. She tells him to refrain from smoking when he is stored inside her, he still does.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Bernadotte," "Bernadette" or "Vernadead"?
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Dies after Zorin Blitz stabs him while he's trying to carry a blind and mutilated Seras to safety. Seras breaks down in tears, and is pushed over the edge when Zorin mocks his death, calling him 'a mere insect'. Seras responds by drinking his blood and becoming a fully-fledged vampire, and going on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, culminating in her painting the wall with Zorin's face.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: What Millennium does to London. Says as much to motivate Seras in a Rousing Speech.
  • True Love Is Exceptional: A perverted human mercenary that used to frequent cabarets and cathouses falls for sweet, innocent, virginal, (and erotophobic) vampire girl Seras Victoria. Go figure.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: At the beginning, as a mercenary who enjoys killing for it. Sheds this at the end.
  • When He Smiles: While not unfriendly or bad-looking in his own right, the smile he gives after successfully kissing Seras could melt a heart of iron.

     Dr. Abraham Van Helsing 
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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 whose 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.


  • Adaptation Name Change: Eeeh, murky ground! His surname is recognized and written as Helsing, with only a single l - much like from the source material novel. However, the organization bearing his name, Hellsing, is written with two l's. This is actually a case of Kohta Hirano doing his research. A good deal of businesses and organizations established during the Victorian era and before underwent minor name changes throughout the Industrial Revolution, due to the advent of new printing technology making record-keeping significantly more streamlined. Though, most of said changes were the results of irreversible errors and mistakes, some were altered for registration purposes.
  • Badass Grandpa: He was in his old age when he defeated Alucard.
  • Badass Normal: Helsing was a normal human who defeated Dracula at his best, in an implied Curb-Stomp Battle and is the reason Alucard thinks Humans Are Special.
  • Badass Longcoat: One appropriate for his era. It would later become Alucard's.
  • Cool Old Guy: Alucard respects him. That should be all you need.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: A rare heroic example, when he looms over Alucard just as he's about to drive the stake into the vampire's chest.
  • Nice Hat: It's van Helsing, of course he'd have one. It would later become Alucard's.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never explained or implied (despite the flashback) 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, Quincey died, Mina escaped, and Abraham managed to strike such fear and respect into the old Count that this single human haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and made him weep blood. 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 key figure.
  • Our Founder: Founded the Hellsing Organization.
  • World's Strongest Man: He beat Alucard at his very best in a Curb-Stomp Battle.

     Arthur Hellsing 
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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 oversaw and personally conducted the operation during World War II where Walter and Alucard raided Millennium's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.


  • The Alcoholic: Takes his tea with whiskey.
  • Badass Beard: In his older years.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: With as much of a womanizing alcoholic as he was, Arthur was a very competent administrator of the Hellsing organization.
  • The Casanova: At least in his younger days, he was quite the womaniser.
  • The Chessmaster: He's the one responsible for Alucard's eldritchian state and he gave Integra the clues to unlock Alucard's seal.
  • Description Cut: During WWII, Arthur confidently assures Sir Irons/Islands that Battle Butler Walter is one of the finest vampire hunters in the world, despite being Just a Kid, and there is no way he can fail. Back in Warsaw, Walter is being strangled to death by the Captain, and is only saved at the last minute by Alucard.
  • The Hedonist: Arthur seemed to care more about drinking and sleeping around than his duties.
  • The Patriarch: Of the Hellsing family.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In his older years.
  • Really Gets Around: Or he would, if Walter and Sir Islands would stop scaring away his "guests."
  • Slasher Smile: When explaining about the vampires and ghouls in The Dawn.
  • Torture Technician: This is the man who turned Dracula into Alucard. Heavily implied that it involved lots of experiments and torture.
  • Trash of the Titans: When Walter isn't around to pick up after him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Hellsing: The Dawn, Arthur was known to be an apathetic womanizing drunk who sent Walter C. Dornez, his most prized subordinate and loyal butler, on a plethora of missions slaying undead in addition to having him serve as a Child Soldier during WWII alongside the condescending and unappreciative Alucard. This treatment led to Walter being fed up with Hellsing and siding with Millennium during the attack on Warsaw, which culminated in Alucard's eventual revival and Millennium's attack on London.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sir Islands really lets him have it after he discovers Arthur is drinking and inviting girls over in his warm, comfy mansion when Walter and Alucard are out risking their lives in Warsaw.
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