Characters: Hellsing Organization
The Hellsing Organization, formally known as the Royal Order of Protestant Knights
, was an organization founded by Dr. Abraham Van Helsing shortly after defeating Count Dracula in order to combat the increasing vampire threat against the country, monarchy, and church. Unlike the Vatican, the Hellsing Organization uses any means necessary to combat evil and Satanic threats — often employing those very threats to do so, such as Alucard and Seras.
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Voiced by: Joji Nakata
(JP), Crispin Freeman
"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?"
Extremely powerful, to the point where he qualifies as "nature" in terms of man vs. x conflicts
, Alucard is a vampire who is well over 400 years old. He acknowledges Integra Hellsing, a woman who is one of the last living members of the Hellsing family, as his Master. He spent twenty years sealed in the depths of the Hellsing manor by Integra's father, until a young Integra discovers his "corpse" when she was fleeing from her wicked uncle. Integra is shot in the shoulder, and her blood just so happens to fly into Alucard's mouth, which awakened him. As a way of showing his thanks, he helps Integra kill her pursuers, and from then on, grants her his services and protection. He is highly skilled in firearms and his vast powers are divided into seals with increasing levels of power (with Level 0 being the strongest to 5 being the "weakest"). His servant is Seras "Police Girl" Victoria.His true identity is that of the infamous Count Vlad Dracula, as well as the historic figure Prince Vlad III Tepes of Wallachia or "Vlad the Impaler"
- Adaptational Attractiveness: The real-life Vlad III Tepes was an ugly, UGLY man. In here, not so much — he's downright swagger.
- Affably Evil
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Due to the thousands of souls inside him causing a lack of a definite gender, he can change his appearance at will. To quote the man himself, "Form means nothing to me."
- Alucard: No shit.
- Animalistic Abomination: Alucard's summoned Hell Hound, the Baskerville, also known as the Black Dog.
- Anti-Hero: The best thing that can be said about him.
- Nominal Hero: Only works for the good guys because Integra orders him to.
- Nineties Anti-Hero: A card-carrying example. He has a cool-sounding name, ridiculously over-sized pistols, has the hipster type appearance, and doesn't care about hurting people who get in his way.
- Arch-Enemy: To Alexander Anderson.
- Army of the Dead: Contains an armada of undeads formed from every single person he ever killed (read: well over three million) inside his body.
- Ax-Crazy: Sadistic, bloodthirsty, clearly off his rocker, and nearly godlike in power.
- Back for the Finale
- Badass: Sweet mother of all that is holy and sacred...
- Badass Beard: When he's transformed into his true form, Dracula.
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Badass Longcoat: A red one, adding to the gore by allowing many regenerations of his limbs. Though not the only one; the villainous equivalent is the Captain.
- Badass Mustache: When Alucard releases all the restraints, he actually looks somewhat like Vlad Tepes, including the mustache. Not quite as impressive as the one in the famous portrait of him, but it would be difficult to take him seriously with that thing.
- Little Miss Badass: Girlycard. While Word of God (and canon) says that form is female, Girlycard still has a male voice in the OVA.
- Sealed Badass in a Can: Is this in "Master of Monster". There's a magic seal on the door to the room he's being kept in (much like the seals on his gloves, that keep his powers in check). When Integra opens the door, she breaks the seal.
- Submissive Badass: To Integra.
- Beast and Beauty: Along with his Knight/Lady dynamic with Integra, there are definitely shades of this.
- Berserk Button: His usual attitude makes them hard to find, but when one is pressed, you will know:
- People who believe that it's Better to Die than Be Killed, especially when someone does it to escape his wrath.
- Never, Never, NEVER insult, threaten, or harm Integra whenever he's nearby. It will be the last thing you do.
- Alucard may pick on and ridicule Seras from time to time, but he does not appreciate seeing her come to unnecessary harm, either.
- Traitors. He will make you suffer before killing you if you betray him.
- And the biggest example of them all: throwing away your humanity. After his defeat at the hands of Dr. Hellsing, Alucard earnestly believes a person's humanity and ingenuity to be his greatest strength. When Anderson uses Helena's Nail in their final battle, Alucard is not only furious, he's brought to tears at the end.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Averted, Alucard is very much not of this opinion.
- BFS: Wields an impressively huge claymore sword in his true form as Dracula. It doesn't last long though, as he really likes guns.
- Black Magic: Would the Devil himself use anything else?
- Blood Knight: He just LOVES to fight all kind of enemies. The harder it is, the more fun it'll be. Alucard looks positively ecstatic every time Anderson shows up, and ripping apart enemies always puts him a good mood.
Alucard: Neither of us could ever back down in front of an enemy. Come on then, Judas Priest!
- Blood Lust: Oh yes. He would bathe in the stuff if he could.
- Bloody Murder: Alucard practically puts his blood through gymnastics using it as a weapon
- Bodyguard Crush
- Bottomless Magazines: He won't reload until all the surrounding enemies are dead.
- When Crispin Freeman makes note of this in the commentary, Taliesin Jaffe calls them "Schrödinger's Magazine", in that they're always full until you look inside them.
- Break the Cutie: When he was just a little kid, he was sold out by his father, Dracul the prince of Wallachia, to the Turks, who did all sorts of ghastly things to him. No wonder he decided to become what he is today.
- Broken Ace
- Card-Carrying Villain: Straight up admits that he is the worst of all vampires, which is saying something.
- The Champion: to Integra. He might be a complete sociopath, but he definitely has Undying Loyalty towards Integra.
- Characterization Marches On: Chapter 1 is most affected by this.
- Combat Pragmatist: Sort of. He doesn't need guns, but he likes using them, and if he feels you're a worthy opponent, he'll still fight dirty.
- Combat Sadomasochist: He seems to enjoy being harmed. He has a habit of allowing his opponent to rip him to bloody pieces, only to regenerate from stuff that Wolverine wouldn't bounce back from before subjecting his opponent to a fast but drawn out, agonizing death that involves lots of dismemberment and impaling.
- Cool Ship: His ghost ship, the Eagle/Adler.
- Crazy Consumption: Out of all the vampires' in this series, Alucard really takes the cake with this one. So long as Integra orders him to kill, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his victims. Including tearing off their heads and letting the blood pour into his mouth. And using demon dogs to eat them alive. Honestly, this guy acts more like a cannibal than a vampire.
- Creepy Good
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Red.
- Cynical Mentor: He's not the best father figure towards Seras. Most of the time, he's rather insulting and mean towards her, but he does give her advice and training that has helped her many times before.
- Tough Love: Make no mistake though, he does care about her.
- Dark and Troubled Past
- Dark Is Evil: His shadows give this vibe.
- Death Seeker: One of his possible motivations.
- Averted, after the fight with Anderson, Alucard made it clear he wasn't in a rush to die yet. Or at least not until another human of Anderson's caliber came along to challenge him again.
- Did Not Get the Girl: Mina Harker.
- Dracula: You surprised?
- Discard and Draw: Thanks to Schrödinger nearly erasing him from existence and leaving him in limbo for three decades, Alucard had to dispose of the millions of potential familiars he had until only Schrödinger was left. He likely can't contain and release entire armies of undead anymore, but on the other hand he now has Schrödinger's power of Negative Continuity, which quite possibly makes Alucard even more overpowered than before.
- Dream Sequence: Has a pretty trippy one following the events aboard the carrier Eagle/Adler. On top of demonstrating that Alucard appears to have a fondness for war movies (and certain actors like Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger), it also serves as an important first point of foreshadowing regarding Walter's treachery.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: In the form of Schrödinger. Okay, so maybe it was more 'dropped mathematics and technobabble on him'.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: After essentially being sent to purgatory by Schrödinger, Alucard seeks out and kills his millions of lives (except Schrödinger's), finally putting them out of their misery and earning his life back.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: Heavy emphasis on eerie.
- Eldritch Abomination: His other unnatural forms. He's even called an abomination on several occasions.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He tells a pair of teenage vampires that the way they kill innocent people for no reason just shows how pathetic and disgusting they actually are, and that's the reason why they should be wasted.
- Evil Laugh: Anytime Alucard is entertained, or is impressed with the antics of the Major, that great fanged maw opens up with peals of maniacal laughter.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Look who his seiyuu is...
- Extra Eyes: Alucard develops tons of these during transformations.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: See above.
- Alucard's form as Vlad Dracula III goes by either "Vladcard" or "Beardycard".
- From a Single Cell: And this is the main reason why he's so damned hard to kill or even remotely injure. If even the tiniest bit of Alucard is left behind, he'll be able to regenerate and come back just as strong and vengeful as before.
- The Fettered: Though not unhappily.
- Freudian Excuse: Of the original Freudian variety. His childhood probably wasn't a day at the beach, either.
- Freudian Trio: Alucard is The Id among Integra and Seras.
- Glass Cannon: He gets blown to bits worse than Sonny Corleone, and actually often seems to be the most frail character in the series given that a bullet once took his arm off, but it doesn't matter since he just regenerates from it.
- His true form is also an example — since all of the souls he's fed upon are now independent of his body, he's just as vulnerable to a stake through the heart as any other vampire.
- Good Thing You Can Heal: If Alucard wasn't a true vampire and really fast regenerator, he'd be a pile of cells on the ground with how many times he's been blown to bits.
- Guns Akimbo: His hand cannons.
- Hair Contrast Duo: With Integra, Seras, and Anderson.
- Hand Cannon: Two, in fact.
- Happiness in Slavery: Although not a slave, Alucard's more than happy to serve his Master.
- Healing Factor: One of the most extreme examples.
- The Hero: Only because he works for Integra. Otherwise, he's lacking in any heroic traits.
- Invincible Hero: He is so overpowered that early in the series he becomes excited when he believes he is going to fight an equal. Only Father Anderson can bring him fun and Alucard absolutely relishes every time the priest turns up for a fight.
- Sociopathic Hero: Was a bloodthirsty monster before he became a vampire. The vampire thing just made him worse.
- Heel-Face Turn: Well, Alucard certainly seems to like life as a good guy. Of course, that's probably because he still gets to kill as many vampires and other monsters as he wants, considering it's the Hellsing Organization's eternal mission.
- Hero Killer: Sort of an inverse, no amount of plot armor protect from him no matter what side your own.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Alucard will protect his mistress with his STORM OF LOYALTY! Look at the the picture! His eyes are even orange!
- Hey, You!: At first, he purposely refused to call his apprentice by her name Seras Victoria, resorting instead to the sneering alias "Police Girl", which shows his disdain for her reluctance to drink blood and embrace her vampire nature in full extent. Thankfully, he gets a lot better by the series' end, either calling Seras by her name or using "Police Girl" as an affectionate nickname.
- Historical Beauty Update: Vlad the Impaler was not a pretty man in Real Life. His alternate forms are understandable since Alucard can assume whatever appearance he wants, but as the true Vlad Tepes? Well, he's certainly gotten an aesthetical upgrade, that's for sure.
- Historical Villain Upgrade: Ladies and gentlemen, we present Vlad "Dracula" Tepes III.
- Humanoid Abomination: Alucard looks like just an "ordinary" vampire. It turns out he's actually something far, far more horrific, being at the very least a Hive Mind of millions of undead souls, all slaved to a single once-human mind. He freely shifts through the most horrific forms at will, with his "true form" being essentially a city-swallowing ocean of blood with wailing human and animal corpses rising half-formed from its depths and potentially becoming an independent army. In the finale, he goes even further, killing off his undead army to become a walking, talking quantum anomaly.
- Humans Are Special: He believes this with all his being. While sometimes he would sneer at humans, for Alucard they are the pinnacle of the creation of God and those worthy to inherit Earth, to the point that he refuses to die except at the hands of a human. It's the reason why he breaks down in tears when Anderson transforms himself with the Nail.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: In the most brutal way possible. He seems to hate most other vampires nowadays, especially those who kill For the Evulz. Overall, in Alucard's personal opinion, only true vampires like Seras and himself deserve to exist.
- I Am a Monster: Which he will gleefully tell you. Though it turns out that Alucard plays this trope straight. As powerful as he is, he deeply regrets his choice to become a monster and holds a great deal of respect for those who choose to remain human in such a dangerous world. Anderson's use of Helena's Nail, and then his death after reverting back to an ordinary human, actually drives Alucard to hysterical tears.
Alucard: YOU ARE ME!! You are me... It's exactly the same fate I befell... It's the same pathetic story as mine!
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: Alucard receives this treatment from Seras sometimes and he doesn't improve this status until much later in the series either, mostly because he has a jerkass attitude and enjoys mocking and scaring her. It isn't until Seras begins to embrace her vampire self (while also retaining the best aspects of her human side) that master and apprentice come to truly appreciate and respect each other.
- Immune to Bullets: His usual tactic is to let his opponents perforate him utterly... and then regenerate and get right back up again. Interestingly, without taking his regenerative abilities into account, he seems to be more susceptible to them than any other vampire.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: He can gun down multiple enemies without even looking at them.
- In Love with Your Carnage/Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Integra.
- In-Series Nickname: Hellsing's dog/lapdog usually. Anderson used "the black plague" on him once. Demon or devil seem to be popular ones, too.
- Insult Backfire:
SWAT team member: Monster!
Alucard: I get that a lot.
- Insult of Endearment: "Police Girl" for Victoria, at first mocking, and later with respect and affection.
- Invincible Hero: Zigzagged, which is a surprise given the character. Alucard has a massive number of lives (read: everyone who he's killed and drained the blood from) to stave off death. When these lives are all currently released as familiars however, he's as vulnerable as any other vampire. Then it finally gets played straight when he isolates Schrödinger's life within him in the ending, though he really had to work for this.
- It Amused Me: Why does Alucard turn himself into a little girl in his fight against Walter? Giggles mostly, and irritation.
- Jerkass: He's not the friendliest or most empathetic guy, to say the least.
- Jerkass Façade: Despite his uncaring and arrogant behavior, Alucard does genuinely care for some of the people around him, most especially Integra and Seras. He also holds a great deal of respect for people who choose to remain human like Van Hellsing and Anderson, and the senseless slaughter of innocents is one of the main reasons why he despises almost all other vampires.
- The Juggernaut: He gets ripped to shreds by machine gun fire because it's fun. Just about nothing his enemies throw at him even slow him down.
- Kick the Dog: "Oh, hello there, Police Girl. It appears your entire team was just turned into ghouls right before your very eyes, and now there is a priest who is molesting you and about to rape you. Can I ask you a personal question? Are you a virgin, my dear? WELL!? You are? Wonderful! Allow me to shoot you through the lung even though there are plenty of other ways I can kill the freak behind you."
- Knight in Shining Armor: Double Subversion. Integra expected one to save her and got a vampire...who acted as one to her, regardless.
- Knight Templar: He used to be one of these.
- Lady and Knight: A pretty dark Knight, but he and Integra definitely have this dynamic.
- Large Ham: One of the hammiest vampires to ever ham.
- Lennon Specs: Wears a pair of these. They repeatedly get broken or crushed, mostly by Anderson, but he keeps acquiring new pairs from somewhere.
- Made of Explodium: The bullets for the Jackal do a wee bit more than pierce through any armor, to say the least. Lampshaded by Luke Valentine even:
(After one of Alucard's shots misses him, the entire hallway behind Luke gets blown up) "A pistol...did that!? ...Jesus."
- Made of Plasticine
- Manly Tears: Two instances. The first instance are Tears of Blood when he is dreaming of the day Abraham defeated him. The second instance follows Anderson's death after he used Helena's Nail. Alucard truly believed with all his being that Anderson was capable of beating him as a human. By turning himself into a monster, Alucard was essentially heartbroken that he threw away what he believed made him strong, even if he understand the honorable reasons behind Anderson's choice.
- Mook Horror Show: Heaven and Hell help you if you have to fight him.
- More Dakka: Both in regards to taking down himself or his enemies. Blowing Alucard to pieces is how most people attempt to defeat him, although it never works out how they planned, since he's a regenerator and all. On the other hand, Alucard just likes to shoot things full of holes For the Evulz.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: His smiles would do an Anglerfish proud.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Alucard sprouts extra pairs during his battle with Rip van Winkle.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Alucard...
- Nice Hat
- Nigh Invulnerable: He has extraordinary regenerative powers, being able to build himself back up from a pool of blood.
- Nightmare Face
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant
- Noble Demon: He kinda counts. In a fashion. Or at least when he's under Integra's direct influence. Just like Anderson, he's completely disgusted by Maxwell slaughtering millions of innocent civilians in London and there's a few other points in the series where he expresses disdain for artificial vampires who kill innocents to satisfy their own Drunk with Power egos or psychotic pleasures. Alucard usually mocks, tortures, and kills them in short order after that.
- Not So Different: Alucard admits he and the Major are alike in Volume 4 as incorrigible warmongers. 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 far more accurate.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth: How he stops one of Rip Van's bullets. It appears to have broken his jaw. Don't worry though, he gets better.
- Odd Couple: With Integra, but whether it's romantic or not is debatable.
- Odd Friendship: With Walter, most predominately in The Dawn.
- Seems to have something of a strange relationship with the Queen as well, as they are both quite fond of each other. Most likely has something to do with the fact that she has known him longer than anyone still living.
- The Older Immortal
- One Head Taller: With Integra. Whether or not this is supposed to have romantic undertones is a Shipping issue.
- Even more obvious in Alucard and Seras's case, even though it's used to depict their father-daughter, mentor-student connection.
- Seras reaches Alucard far below the shoulder.
- One-Man Army: Level 0 form. Every soul he has consumed, including Rip Van Winkle and the Dandyman, come out from his body to fight. By the events of the OVA, he has thousands to millions of souls. Do the math.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Alucard is not only sincere, but pleading when urging Anderson not to use Helena's Nail to become a monster. When Alucard is the one acting like this, you know something very, very bad is about to happen. He even cries tears of blood at the end of their fight, openly mourning the temporary loss of Anderson's humanity and his eventual death.
- Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: In his true form, he has a stereotypical vampire accent.
- Oral Fixation: It goes without saying really, considering the whole vampire thing...
- Parental Substitute: Seems to be this for Seras, along with Integra. It starts out very rocky, but they become more respectful and affectionate with each other as the series progresses. Seras is even gifted with one of Alucard's only genuine, non-slasher smiles after Millennium's defeat and her finally embracing the better aspects of her vampire nature.
- Physical God: Or at least very close to one in terms of power. See Superpower Lottery bellow.
- Power Limiter: Alucard's monstrous powers are kept in check by a series of four magical gates, called the Control Art Restriction System. Alucard has some access to these via the "Cromwell Approval", but Integra herself must authorize their level of use for the most part. In the manga, and therefore in Hellsing Ultimate, Alucard is allowed to use any power he has access to at his current restriction level, but only has access to a subset of his powers unless all restrictions are released, and he cannot release any further restrictions without Integra's express permission. How it works in the anime is anyone's guess.
- Power Makes Your Hair Grow: The more powerful he becomes, the longer his hair grows out.
- Prehensile Hair: Although it's kinda difficult to tell where the guy's hair ends and where his shadow tendril things begin. But he definitely has more prehensile body parts than any creature has the right to have.
- Psycho for Hire: Sort of. He has all of the mannerisms and motives necessary for this trope, but he only works for one person.
- Psychopathic Manchild: Type C. Though he's usually composed and a perfect gentleman, he turns into a giggling lunatic in battle.
- Psychotic Smirk: Default expression.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: He likes to let opponents literally rip him to pieces, apparently just to see the look on their faces when the pieces melt back together.
- Rape as Backstory: Heavily implied.
- Confirmed by Word of God in the manga (Volume 8) where Hirano states that Alucard was "raped by an Arab" as a child.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Yep.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Integra's blue, and to a lesser extent, Anderson as well.
- Retired Monster: At the end of the series. He was already one in the beginning because of his past life (Vlad the Impaler) as a mass-murdering caligula and he still enjoys killing.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Often.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: Oh yes.
- Slasher Smile: All the damn time.
- Smug Super: Can you blame him? The only people in the entire series who get even close to giving him a real fight (outside of Abraham Van Hellsing himself) are Anderson and Walter. Although, even though they never fight in the main storyline, the Captain could have also if they had.
- Superpower Lottery: Aside from the common vampire powers (Superhuman Strength, Speed, Reflexes, Immortality, spreading his condition to others) Alucard can also levitate, pass through walls, manipulate shadows, shapeshift, telepathically manipulate people (he needs apparently eye contact for that) and heal from as little as ashes.
- Spirited Competitor: Nothing makes him happier than fighting a Worthy Opponent. Well, except Integra. And maybe his apprentice finally acting like a true vampire.
- Taking the Bullet: Most likely how his Healing Factor seems to work. His body taps into the collected souls of everyone who's blood he drank, transferring any wounds he's taken to them. When Control Art Restriction System Level Zero is released, they all pour out of him into a massive army for him to command, but it also leaves him without his regenerative abilities.
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: So long as Integra orders it, he'll do whatever he damn well pleases to his opponents. If they can't stop him, well, it sucks to be them.
- Token Evil Teammate
- Undying Loyalty: Not only is he fiercely dedicated to his master and country, he can't forgive traitors. Sort of Berserk Button.
- Unstoppable Rage: Alucard goes completely ballistic against God Monster Anderson.
- Vampires Are Sex Gods
- Villain Protagonist
- Villainous Breakdown: Oh, he doesn't suffer one. He causes them.
- Until Anderson's death. That said, it was much more of a Tear Jerker moment than anything, but regardless, he still did break down in tears. Hell, Alucard even gave him a genuine smile and respectful "Amen" right after he passed away.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Warrior Poet
- Wicked Cultured: He doesn't usually show it as he presumably has no need to, but it does tend to come out during unexpected moments.
- Wild Hair: Especially as Dracula.
- Will They or Won't They?: With Integra.
- What Have I Become?
- When He Smiles: He shows Seras◊ a genuine, heartwarming smile after releasing his Zero Restriction and showing his true identity and power to her for the first time, patting her on the head as well — almost a "parental" gesture of a father proud of his daughter. Considering his default state, this was a truly beautiful thing.
- His smile becomes a warm, genuine one when he meets the Queen again.
- Just as Anderson is peacefully fading away, Alucard gives one of his few non-mocking and genuine smiles in the whole series. Unlike all of the other characters Alucard has fought, Anderson was the only (living) human who could truly go toe-to-toe with him while also retaining the better aspects of his humanity. Because of this, and Anderson reverting back to and dying as a human, Alucard is genuinely saddened and respectful of his favorite rival's passing, and even whispers a little "Amen" at the end of Anderson's final prayer.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He may qualify as this. If you look through the axe-craziness, he seems like quite the Death Seeker. Then there's his Dark and Troubled Past...
- Worthy Opponent: Humans who can face him receive his absolute respect, probably born from being defeated at his mightiest by Abraham Van Helsing and restoring his faith in humanity. It's also the reason why he obeys Integra to death and beyond, and openly mourns Anderson's use of Helena's Nail and his eventual death. According to Alucard, only a human such as Van Hellsing or Anderson reserve the right to defeat and kill him.
Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara
(adult) / Kaori Mizuhashi
(young) (JP), Victoria Harwood (adult) / Laura Bailey
"Don't you dare question my resolve! I have already given you your marching orders, soldier! You will search and destroy! SEARCH AND DESTROY! Any resistance you encounter is to be CRUSHED! Hellsing does not run from our enemies! KILL THEM ALL! I order you to leave nothing but bloody stains in your way!"
The head of the Hellsing Organization and the last descendant of said bloodline; one of the knights of the Round Table also known as the Twelve Conventions that control the 'British Empire' in the shadows and protect the Anglican faith and the Crown. It is unknown how she lost her mother, but her father died when she was about twelve years of age. As her father lay on his deathbed, he told Integra that if she ever was caught in a bad situation and has no one else to turn to, she should head for the cells deep below the manor, where the family's "darkest legacy" is kept, and that it will be her greatest weapon and the "instrument of her salvation". She awakens Alucard with her blood when she was cornered by her evil uncle Richard Hellsing, but Alucard saves her life and swears his loyalty to her. Shortly after this, Integra kills Richard Hellsing and is knighted days later. She's twenty-two years old during the course of the story.
- Action Girl
- Adrenaline Makeover: From timid and sweet young girl into cocky, rookie leader into hardened, brave and inspiring leader and mentor to the next generation.
- Anti Heroine: Pragmatic Heroine With hints of Unscrupulous Heroine.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Double Subversion. She's the weakest member of the Hellsing Organization, but still a Badass Normal Lady of War.
- 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).
- Berserk Button: To some degree; don't eat her men or make her servant disappear.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Young Integra is full of surprises.
- Blue Blood
- Bifauxnen: Subverted. Outside the fandom, Integra is never mistaken as male in canon nor she's trying to dress like a man or act like one. Everybody knows she's a lady and 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
- Bodyguard Crush: Even the Major Lampshades this in Volume 4.
- Break the Cutie
- The Chick: Mixed in with Action Girl, Lady of War, and The Leader
- 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.
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive
- Colour Coded Characters: Blue.
- Coming of Age Story
- Cool Big Sis: To Seras occasionally.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: A subversion of the normal traits.
- Deadpan Snarker
- 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
- 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).
- Freudian Trio: Integra counts as The Superego between Seras and Alucard.
- Good Is Not Nice: She has defending her country as a motive and she's horrified when her she sees people are slaughtered, but she's not exactly a nice person.
- Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have
- Hair Contrast Duo: A pretty obvious one with Alucard.
- Heroic BSOD: 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. Notable times 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. The rest is from Alucard riling her up.
- I Did What I Had to Do
- In Its Hour of Need: Even if seriously outnumbered, Integra stays in the destroyed London and stands her ground before reinforcement arrive. Then goes into the Zeppelin to fight the last battle.
- In Love with Your Carnage/Interplay of Sex and Violence: With Alucard, it's mostly initiated by him.
- In-Series Nickname: Integra (her full name is Integral). 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
- It's All My Fault
- I Will Wait for You: Waits for Alucard after his disappearance. For thirty years.
- Just a Kid: Young Integra.
- 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. All bets are off.
- Lady and Knight: She's the Lady, and Alucard is her unlikely, vampiric Knight.
- Lady of War
- Large Ham: "SEARCH AND DESTROY!!!"
- The Leader
- 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, most notably after she pulls herself from a carcrash, 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
- Lovely Angels: With Seras, in Volumes 9-10.
- Lust Object of several characters
- 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 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.
- Morality Chain: to Alucard, being the person he acknowledged 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 Hellsing is worse.
- Odd Couple: With Alucard, but whether it's romantic or not is a shipping issue.
- The Ojou
- Omniscient Morality License: Towards the end, she's the one who is giving the moral resolutions about monsters.
- 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 OVA's, 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
- Parental Substitute: Acts very motherly towards Seras.
- Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "SEARCH. AND. DESTROY!"
- Rapunzel Hair
- Reasonable Authority Figure
- 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 Twelve Conventions lord 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 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
- 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
- The Stoic: Not quite.
- 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 to be The Stoic during a big crisis.
- 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, lying down the rules and teaching her practical matters in his twisted way, Integra nurtures her in own way via giving her Cool Down Hugs and feeding her (via her own blood) with more diplomacy (and sometimes, quite the Les Yay fanservice). At the epilogue, she chides at her like a mother would to a naughty child.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask
- Tranquil Fury
- Tsundere: Towards Alucard when he's being an idiot.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Alucard.
- 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 batshit insane.
Seras "Police Girl" Victoria
Click here to see her true form...
Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa
(JP), KT Gray (EN)
"I did everything you told me... In return you're going to help me... Help me send these Nazis back to Hell!"
young police officer who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was sent to investigate the mysteious disappearances in the small village of Cheddar. However, things are much worse as she finds out — a vampire masquerading as a priest had taken over the village and killed all the villagers, most of them now turned into slavering, mindless ghouls (zombies). Despite being severely outmatched, Seras refuses to back down and fights as best as she could. She was finally captured and held hostage by the vampire priest, who threatened to rape and kill her. Alucard destroys the vampire, shooting Seras through the lung in the process. After this, Seras allows Alucard to suck her blood and transform her into a vampire. She becomes his servant and is employed as one of Hellsing's soldiers soon after.
- Action Girl
- Adrenaline Makeover: Goes from a shy and submissive vampire girl to a hardcore Draculina.
- Artificial Limbs: Her 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).
- And her whole body, if Anderson is to be believed.
"Yer eyes look just like the depths o' Hell. Shame on ye, still taking on ae human form."
- Battle Couple: With Pip.
- 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: Never ever insult Pip Bernadotte in her presence.
- Don't kill him either, in her presence or not. Unless you really want your brains plastered against the nearest available wall.
- Played for Laughs when Pip Bernadotte calls her a "freak"/"monster," or sings dirty songs near her.
- Beware the Nice Ones: You really shouldn't have killed Pip, Zorin Blitz...
- Also, when the ghouls that Jan Valentine made out of Hellsing's initial guards swarm her. Seras promptly goes berserk and kills almost all of them, until Integra intervenes. Even Integra was frightened, and she doesn't flinch when held at gunpoint.
- BFG: The Harkonnens. 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.
- And near the end it's topped with Flak 88. Which she somehow summons.
- Not so much summons as rips up from somewhere beneath the floor. Considering what else is lying around in that zeppelin, a Flak 88 seems pretty tame. A better question is how she knew it was there.
- Blood Lust: Seems to go into something akin to a "blood rage" after tearing apart Hellsing's ghoul-turned army. Integra snaps her out of it and nothing comes from it. It never happens to her again, not even after becoming a full-fledged vampire.
- 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: Strongest female character in the series and has by far the largest chest.
- Brains and Brawn: With Pip as the Brains.
- Break the Cutie
- Cat Smile: She has one in OVA/Volume 8. And this was after she drank Pip's blood, embraced true vampirism, and decimated 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.
- Cute Bruiser
- Cute Little Fangs: At least at first...
- 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: Not very important to the story, but her childhood sucked hardcore.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Sure, Seras dresses in bright colors, but she's a vampire. And you know how most vampires are portrayed. Alucard himself should have been an indication.
- Played straight now that she's become a full-fledged vampire, complete with her clothes color-changing from yellow to dark red.
- Deadpan Snarker
- 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.
- 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.
- Dumb Blonde: According to Pip: "She's a bit dim/dumb, but a good girl."
- Extreme Doormat: To Integra. With Alucard, it's sightly subverted since Seras complains several times, but he's so intimidating that it makes her act quieter. It doesn't stop her from sporting quite the stink-face, though.
- Fair Cop
- Freudian Trio: With Alucard as The Id and Integra as The Superego, Seras is The Ego.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: The only one in the series.
- Gag Boobs
- Good Is Not Soft: Heck no, she isn't. And that's before she gets mad.
- Guns Akimbo: Harkonnen II.
- 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, though.
- Heroic BSOD: After Zorin kills Pip in OVA 7.
- Hidden Depths
- How Do I Shot Web?: Seras encounters this issue with her new vampire powers.
- Hunter of His Own Kind
- I Hate You, Vampire Dad: There is no love lost between Seras and Alucard... Until she drinks Pip's blood and becomes a true Draculina, at any rate...
- She doesn't really hate Alucard, 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.
- 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 (Pip Bernadotte's).
- Also, Ma Cher (by Pip Bernadotte) as of the OVA 6 English Dub.
- Lecherous Licking: With Integra. You enjoyed it.
- 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 to her.
- Looming Silhouette of Rage
- Lovely Angels: With Integra in Volumes 9 and 10.
- Meaningful Name: Translated from Latin, her name means "Bringer of Victory".
- Ms. Fanservice: It even gets lampshaded in-series.
- Panty Shot: The uniform allows this. Ironically enough, the only time that Seras flashes her panties is in the last chapter, when she kicks a door in.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 that don't...
- 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.
- Nice Girl: Remains the one ray of kind-hearted and good-natured sunshine in this franchise, even after becoming a True Vampire.
- No Name Given: It's not that the characters insisted to call 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.
- Now That's Using Your Teeth: How she tears off Zorin's arm.
- Official Couple: With Pip after she makes him her familiar.
- Oral Fixation: Occasionally.
- Of Course I'm Not A Virgin: Seems very tempted to invoke this when Alucard asks as she's held hostage by a vampire, but tells the truth at the last second. Fortunately for her.
- Paralyzing Fear of Sexuality: Implied with her backstory, her being conveniently a virgin for her First Episode Resurrection, and her tendency to flip out when groped or faced with "sexual harassment." Then again, who wouldn't have hang ups about sex after being Forced to Watch as your mother was killed and raped, in that order, while you were a small child ?
- Plucky Girl
- Plucky Comic Relief: The source of most of the series humor.
- The Pollyanna: A more subtle example than most, but no matter how many tragedies this series throws at her, Seras remains as cute, sweet and sunny as she ever was. Subverted immediately after her parents' murders and her finally drinking blood, but she apparently recovers enough by the time she joined Hellsing and returns for the Distant Finale that no one would even guess she has a Dark and Troubled Past.
- Power Echoes: Gains an echo to her voice after drinking Pip's blood and becoming a true vampire.
- Pro-Human Transhuman
- Rape Is The New Dead Parents: Hirano takes two for two as Seras' parents were murdered and her mother was raped right afterwards, right in front of her, when she was a small child.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes turn red, she's going berserk. In other words, RUN. Turn red permanently after she drinks Pip's blood and embraces her vampire nature.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Zorin, you done goofed.
"A gnat... You called him a gnat. You'll pay. You'll fucking pay! YOU'LL PAAAAY!
"How does it feel to have someone fuck with your head!? HOW DOES IT FEEL, YOU BITCH!?"
- Shipper on Deck: In Romancia, Seras subtly teased Integra with Alucard, by trying to mimic him and offer to suck her blood. Integra got angry and kicked her as result.
- Shounen Hair
- 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 Big Damn Kiss, but the reader doesn't see them get along or learn of their feelings till after Pip reveals his Hidden Heart of Gold.
- 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 talked sweetly with her in Rio de Janeiro. From then on, they constantly spend time and get along together. 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.
- Slasher Smile: Do not under any circumstances piss the sweet, busty blonde with the mortar off. She will rend you apart with her bare hands and be enjoying every second of doing it.
- Spell My Name with an S: Is it Seras, Ceres, or Serouss?
- The Squadette
- Theme Music Power-Up: In Ultimate 7, while Seras drinks Pip's blood, "Zakuro" by Suilen underscores both her transformation and her defeat of Zorin's forces.
- Tomboy: When she was young. Though still shows signs of it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Becomes the second strongest vampire 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.
- Tsundere: Towards Pip Bernadotte, in particular.
- Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Pip Bernadotte at least in the beginning.
- Unstoppable Rage: When she snaps, such as during the Valentine Brothers assault and Zorin Blitz's assault.
- "Well Done, Daughter" Girl: Seems to be anxious to win Alucard's approval of her merits. After killing Zorin, she got just that.
- Your Eyes Can Deceive You: Her human eyes, according to Alucard.
- Vampire Bites Vampire: Hope you didn't need that arm, Zorin!
- Zettai Ryouiki: Thigh high socks and mini skirt. Nuff' said!
Walter C. Dornez
Motomu Kiyokawa (old) / Daisuke Namikawa
(young adult) / Romi Park
(teenager) (JP), Ralph Lister (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."
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.
- Always Second Best: To Alucard. During their final confrontation, Alucard even rubs it in Walter's face by stating that if Anderson couldn't defeat him, then a "brat" like Walter never could. Of course, this blatantly implies that Walter wasn't even second best, but third best behind Anderson, who Alucard views as his true rival and Worthy Opponent.
- Aside Glance: Can give these from time to time.
- Badass Bookworm
- Badass Grandpa: Emphasis on the "Badass" part. 70 years old, and still quite capable of tearing you and your undead army some new orifices. He claims he's not as spry as he used to be... which makes you wonder what he was like when he was younger. Then he gets rejuvenated, losing the Grandpa part, and vampirised and keeps the Badass part.
- Retired Badass: He used to fight on the front lines with Alucard, but now serves as Integra's butler and only participates in combat when the manor itself is threatened. And then he comes of retirement to be deaged and vampirized...
- Battle Butler: To the Hellsing family. Next to Alucard, he's probably the strongest fighter they have to offer, and he rips an entire hallway full of Jan Valentine's ghouls to bloody pieces.
- Battle Couple: Not a romantic one, but Young Walter and Girlycard (female version of Alucard) can be included here.
- Bishounen Kid Walter. He looks a bit like L, too.
- Biseinen: Walter as a young man is a fucking gorgeous biseinen.
- Blood Knight: Don't let his contained, reliable old retainer persona fool you, Walter relishes in the slaughter of his enemies. This also serves to make him fairly creepy when we are shown glimpses of the bloodlust that shimmers beneath his well-kept outward persona. Even more so when he was a kid since he didn't even bother to hide it. Kid Walter was quite a vicious little sociopath, complete with quite the Slasher Smile and disconcerting evil laughter.
- But He Sounds Handsome: If Walter worked for Millennium before the series started and/or leaked information for the Valentine Brothers' attack on Hellsing, his praising whoever orchestrated the attack as a "tactical genius" can come across as this.
- Colour Coded Characters: Dark purple.
- Cool Old Guy: He may be 70+ years old but he sure can still rip you a new one.
- Deadly Upgrade: Vampirized Walter, who's only stable in this 14-year-old form.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Evil Costume Switch: Walter's post-vamping ensemble.
- Face-Heel Turn: Although Sir Islands points out there's reason to suspect that he turned WAY before the series started. Sixty years, in fact.
- Final Boss: Even though it's Schrödinger who 'defeats' him, he is Alucard's final enemy in the OVA and manga.
- Foreshadowing: On the day young Integra is forced to wake Alucard up from his torpor to protect her against her murderous uncle and his goon squad, Walter is nowhere to be found. It's because Walter wanted Integra to wake Alucard so he could battle him once more, and that was his way of forcing her hand. Sir Islands later mentions that he had forewarned Walter of the danger to Integra's life, but Walter still inexplicably chose not to act on it.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Green-Eyed Monster: He's tired of being Always Second Best and wanted to defeat Alucard at least once.
- Heel-Face Turn: Walter redeemed himself at the very end.
- Hidden Depths
- In-Series Nickname: "Shinigami Walter" (Angel of Death/Grim Reaper Walter).
- Inexplicably Awesome
- I Was Quite a Looker: Walter was fucking hot when he was younger.
- Kick the Dog: He stomps on Anderson's ashes only moments after his death. And calls him rubbish for dying. Right in front of Heinkel, Yumie, and all of the other Iscariot priests who Anderson had raised as his own children. Alucard, Integra, and Seras are all equally infuriated and disgusted by this action. Then, he slices poor Yumie into pieces when she tries to avenge her mentor's desecration. Ouch.
- The Lancer: Back when he was partnered solely with Alucard. Now, he's more of The Smart Guy.
- Mouthy Kid: Dawn reveals that he was rather bratty as a kid. Probably justified; it'd be hard to discipline a 14-year-old whose well-deserved nickname is "Angel of Death".
- The Mole: For Millennium.
- Not So Different: From Alucard if that tells you anything. This, coupled with how long they've known each other, is probably the reason Walter is the closest thing to a friend Alucard really has.
- One Last Smoke: How he goes out.
- Razor Floss: His trademark weapon, stored in his gloves. Walter has three versions of his gloves, two pairs like normal gloves (in white and black) and a fingerless pair.
- Rival Turned Evil: One possible interpretation.
- Scary Shiny Monocle: Half the glasses, double the scary-shininess.
- Slasher Smile: Tends to sport a rather unsettling one whenever there's violence to be had.
- Smoking Is Cool: Young Walter thinks so.
- Smug Super: Definitely this when he was younger.
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- The Butler Did It: is believed to be behind the security breaches that allowed the Valentine brothers to infiltrate Hellsing's HQ.
- Trailers Always Spoil: A victim of it, especially for those who have not read the manga. The initial trailer for the Ultimate OVA (the big one set to "Broken English") showed off a glimpse of Walter as a vampire. Then, the credits for Ultimate 3 revealed Walter amongst the Millenium commanders back in 1944. The trailer for Ultimate 8 also re-showed Walter's rejuvenated vampire form.
- Traitor Shot: In hind sight, if Walter was working for Millennium all along, many of his aside glances throughout the series could be this, especially when other characters discuss Millennium around him.
- Waistcoat of Style
- With Friends Like These...: Implied to be part of the reason he might have made a deal with Millennium in The Dawn, where Alucard and Arthur really don't treat him well. The Hedonist Arthur drinks and womanizes in the luxury of his mansion while Walter risks his life in Warsaw (which Sir Irons calls him out on), and Alucard repeatedly lets him fend for himself against an opponent he has little hope of winning against. Yikes.
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: Within Seras, as a mass of shadows, with his body...
- Back from the Dead
- Battle Couple: With Seras.
- 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 Draculina: Overlapping with Meet Cute. His introduction to Seras Victoria had shades of Belligerent Sexual Tension since the beginning.
- 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 still become a couple, if a flawed and odd one, or they wouldn't work is up for interpretation.
- Braid Of Action
- Brains and Brawn: With Seras as the Brawn.
- The Captain
- Chivalrous Pervert
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Usually green, but one that is brownish instead of bright 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
- The Determinator
- Disappeared Dad: He died fighting in Colombia.
- Double Entendre: VERY fond of using these.
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French
- Eyepatch of Power
- A Father to His Men
- The Gadfly/Troll: To Seras, at least at first.
- Genius Bruiser
- Guile Hero: The defenses that he sets up against Millennium succeed in stopping them dead in their tracks.
- The Heart
- Heroic Sacrifice
- 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
- 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
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Ladykiller in Love: Has shades of this with Seras.
- 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.
- Made of Iron: Poor guy gets attacked again and again by Zorin and her mooks, including getting stabbed in the stomach by a wooden splinter. It takes a few shots into 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. Sort of.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Nice Hat
- Not Quite Dead
- Officer and a Gentleman
- Official Couple: With Seras, after he becomes her familiar.
- Only in It for the Money: 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.
- Red-Headed Hero
- Rousing Speech: A fountain of them.
- The Smart Guy
- Sacrificial Lion
- Scarf of Asskicking: Sports an impressively classy red scarf.
- Smoking Is Cool
- Spell My Name with an S: "Bernadotte," "Bernadette" or "Vernadead"?
- Stuffed into the Fridge
- Tall, Dark and Handsome
- Tall, Dark and Snarky
- This Is Unforgivable: What Millennium does to London. Says as much to motivate Seras in a Rousing Speech.
- This Means War!: See above.
- 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.
- 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
Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka
(JP), Curt Lowens (EN)
"This is not a nightmare you will be awaking from. You castles are plundered, your dominion is in ruins. Your servants destroyed. And the girl has fled this place forever more! She will NEVER be yours, Count! You are judged, and found wanting Vampire King! You have nothing! You ARE nothing! NOTHING!"
A Dutch doctor who took interest in many fields, he was also a master vampire hunter who's greatest accomplishment was defeating Count Dracula. After he captured and enslaved Dracula
, he founded the Hellsing Organization as a means of fighting the vampire threat.
- Badass: This was the man who defeated Dracula at his best, in an implied Curb-Stomp Battle and is the reason he thinks Humans Are Special. Damn. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the most Badass character in the series.
- Cool Old Guy
- Face Framed in Shadow: A rare heroic example.
- Nice Hat: It would later become Alucardï¿½s.
- Noodle Incident: It's never explained or shown even a glimpse (for all the massive Flashback) of how Abraham alongside Johnathon Harker, Lord Godalming, and Quincy Morris (although Dr. Seward is missing, for some reason) managed to defeat and enslave Dracula. All that is stated is that Dracula went all out, and Abraham managed to put such fear (and respect) that has haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and make him weep blood... yeah. No matter how you cut it, this man is Badass. Regardless of whether or not it was a team effort, it's clear that Helsing was the most important combatant
- Our Founder
- World's Strongest Man: Let us say it again: He beat Alucard at his very best in a Curb-Stomp Battle. Alucard, Who may just be one of the single most overpowered characters in anime history.
Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka
(old) / Daisuke Namikawa
(young) (JP), John E. Breen (EN)
"Alucard is too powerful of a drug to be used as anything more than the occasional medicine."
Integra's father and former leader of Hellsing. He's the one who conducted experiments on Dracula, ultimately turning him into the Alucard of current
. He oversaw and personally conducted the operation during World War II where Walter and Alucard raided Millennium's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.