!!Iscariot Organization
Iscariot/Vatican Section XIII, known as the Vatican's Special Section XIII, is an organization operated by the Catholic Church. It is a top-secret section of the Vatican's operations, and officially, it doesn't exist. Much like Hellsing, Iscariot specialized in vampire slayings and consists of expert exorcists and fighters. They frequently butt heads violently with Hellsing both over territorial disputes and religious differences.

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[[folder: Father Alexander Anderson]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NorioWakamoto (JP), Steven Brand (EN)

-->''"Hold your tongue. The dead don't speak. Do the dead dare walk the Earth before my eyes? Will the undead raise an army, fall in, and advance? Will those who would abandon God and embrace the heretical order DARE to presume to meet my gaze!? Iscariot will not allow it. '''I''' will not allow it."''

A member of the Vatican black ops group the Iscariot Organization, Anderson is a Catholic priest trained to efficiently kill vampires. He has been genetically engineered to heal from any wound he receives, making him Alucard's equal in combat. His weapon of choice is blessed bayonets, which he carries in great quantities, throwing them with unerring accuracy in order to hit his target in as many places as possible. Both in and out of battle, he is a very compassionate and caring person, whether it is towards the orphans in his charge or his fellow members of Iscariot, many of whom he's raised himself. However, he shows no mercy to his opponents, but holds a special place in his heart for Alucard (presumably for his challenging nature) and Integra (whose bravery he finds impressive).

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: His blessed bayonets can cause a monster's skin to boil and burn upon contact.
* AFatherToHisMen: Quite literally. Most of Anderson's followers were orphans that he raised and trained in the orphanage he operates back in Rome. Because of this, he treats many of them (most notable with Heinkel and Yumie) like his own children and they are equally devoted to him.
* AlliterativeName: '''A'''lexander '''A'''nderson.
* AntiHero: As per usual for any good guy in this series. Anderson will gleefully slaughter any vampire or undead ghoul that crosses his path, even a benign vampire like Seras, and his trademark PsychoticSmirk reveals a lot about his character; but he also runs an orphanage in Rome, actively avoids drawing innocent people into conflicts, and respects the Hellsing Organization for being a WorthyOpponent to Iscariot and the Vatican.
* ArchEnemy: To Alucard.
* AssKickingPose: [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120923030527/hellsing/images/6/6c/Tumblr_lt5yde1bh91r4oye7o1_1280-1-.png Forms a Holy Cross with his bayonets]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName: Alex''ander'' ''Ander''son just has a kickass ring to it.
* AxCrazy: Whenever he sees a vampire. Poor Seras.
* BadassLongcoat: Just like Alucard, it's part of his signature ensemble and billows majestically in the wind whenever they fight each other.
* BadassPreacher: Oh so much. He's a devout Catholic priest, recites psalms and prayers before or during every fight, goes toe-to-toe with the strongest vampire in existence, and is likely the most powerful (living) human in the series. And he runs an orphanage that produces and fills most of Iscariot's ranks.
* BayonetYa: He uses a seemingly unlimited supply of blessed bayonets as weapons. They're not attached to guns, though.
* TheBerserker: Despite being fairly calm around regular humans and especially children, Anderson transforms into a full-on berserker whenever he encounters vampires or any kind of monstrous heathen, as he likes to call them. His bloodlust becomes nigh-unstoppable and he can plow through huge swathes of enemies without a single fear for himself, which is definitely reinforced by his powerful HealingFactor, regenerative powers, and role as TheJuggernaut of Iscariot's forces. It often turns into a berserk form of HamToHamCombat between Alucard and Anderson since both of them are rather high on the BloodKnight scale of AxCrazy hitmen.
* BloodKnight: He enjoys slaughtering vampires just a ''little'' more than normal.
* BraveScot: Despite being human, albeit one with vast regenerative and supernatural abilities, Anderson goes toe-to-toe with the most powerful vampire in existence and even earns Alucard's nigh-impossible respect as his ultimate rival and a WorthyOpponent by the end.
* CallBack: An absolutely epic one in comparison to Luke Valentine. Against Luke, Alucard mockingly calls out against Luke to "Hurry" and fight him, demanding that he go against the odds and face him. Luke instead falls into tears, screams, and is ultimately told to shut up by Alucard, now seeing him as he truly is and ultimately killing him without a second thought and with no care.
** Against Anderson, it is the priest, bloody and broken with his arm hanging by sinews who demands that Alucard "hurry" and attack him. He then storms through the Level Zero army, showing nothing more than determination to reach Alucard even when the odds are so heavily stacked against him. In this case, it is Alucard who is practically stunned into silence before expressing nothing more than the greatest praise and admiration for Alexander Anderson's determination, even [[spoiler: comparing them to Dr. Van Helsing and his compatriots.]]
--> '''Alucard:''' What kind of man is this? [[spoiler: He reminds me so much, of those other men.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: He tends to do this whenever he attacks, especially against Alucard, but it's mostly just religious excerpts and partial psalms that he believes will instill terror and awe into the hearts of his heathen opponents.
* CatchPhrase: "Amen", and by GOD does he get to say it a lot.
** "It doesn't sit right with me" during Iscariot's siege of London. Some translations put it down as "I do not like this."
** '''MARS!'''
* ChurchMilitant: He's a member of a militant branch of the Catholic church.
* ClimaxBoss: [[spoiler: He serves as this to Alucard in their final battle during the invasion of London, being easily Alucard's greatest foe (and the closest he comes to death in a pure fight) in the entire series, in terms of both pure difficulty and its emotional build-up, especially once Anderson uses Helena's Nail. ''This'' is the fight the entire series essentially boils down to for Alucard. However, it ends up being ''Walter'' who serves as his final enemy.]]
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Neon green and a darker shade of blue than Integra's to be Alucard's [[RedOniBlueOni blue Oni]].
* CurbStompBattle: Any battle he takes place in, much like Alucard, is him murdering anything that comes his way and only finding a challenge in Alucard. Upon attaining his Monster of God form, the first half of the battle with Alucard is so one sided that Anderson takes him out with a single bayonet. Had he not attacked once before (twice accounting the OVA) it would've been a single stroke battle.
%%* DeadlyUpgrade: [[spoiler:Helena's Nail]].
%%* DeathGlare
* TheDeterminator: Really stands out in his final fight with Alucard.
* TheDreaded: Aside from Alucard for obvious reasons, every other vampire or monster encountered by him is ''utterly terrified'' of Anderson. Both Integra and the Nazi vampires list off several of his [[IHaveManyNames nicknames]], all of which hint to Anderson's past exploits of slaughtering vampires for the Vatican.
* DualWielding: His bayonets.
* DubNameChange: Minimal example, in the original he was named Alexander Andersen.
* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler:Double subverted. After becoming a mindless plant monster through the use of [[DeadlyUpgrade Helena's Nail]], Alucard [[AndShowItToYou removes and crushes his heart]]. What's left of Anderson reverts to a human appearance and slowly turns to dust. Anderson's last words show that his mind was his own in the end.]]
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: In a series full of vampires and other weird creatures, Anderson's main talent is just being a badass with consecrated weapons. Sometime before the series, he was somehow given a HealingFactor by Iscariot, and can pull tricks like creating consecrated barriers and disappearing in a cloud of bible pages as a means of teleportation. And either he or his cloak are [[HyperspaceArsenal four-dimensional]], which just seems to be RuleOfCool. Otherwise, he's a normal human being who can apparently cut down even the most powerful opponent in seconds unless they're [[EldritchAbomination Alucard]] or [[PersonOfMassDestruction The Captain]].
* EnemyMine: With Integra, when [[spoiler:his boss Maxwell got drunk with power, attempted to finish London's population off and in so "betrayed God"]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: When he's introduced, he breaks up a fight between two orphans and says that violence is never the answer. [[KnightTemplar Except where]] [[AcceptableTargets heathens and monsters are concerned.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Anderson almost always follows his own set of rules, regardless of what Maxwell tells him. A notable example is when [[spoiler:Anderson's unit is ordered to protect Integra during the attack on London. Most of the team members are itching for an excuse to kill her, but Anderson knows that keeping her alive is a one-way ticket to fighting Alucard, so he tells them to shut up, act polite, and guard her from Millennium's soldiers. And when Maxwell gives the order to kill Integra, Anderson looks like he's about to run towards Maxwell and rip ''him'' a new one for having the nerve to order the execution of the master of his greatest rival.]]
** Maxwell lets the power of his new position fo Archbishop get to him and goes DrunkWithPower, [[spoiler:ordering the deaths the survivors of the London attack for no reason other than their Protestant beliefs]]. Anderson believed he betrayed God and the Vatican for his actions and let him die.
** He despises rapists as well. When Heinkel, Yumie, and his followers threaten Integra and refuse to escort her home, Anderson soundly scolds and reminds them that they're paladins, not rapists. Cue Anderson and a bunch of Iscariot {{Hell Seeker}}s protecting the Hellsing heiress' virtue on her way to Hellsing Manor.
* EvilLaugh: He's not evil, but he sure can laugh as though he is. He sounds a lot like Alucard, come to think of it... His best is in episode one, when he thought he (and the viewers) thought killed Alucard
* {{Expy}}: He's based on another Anderson from Hirano's previous work.
* FriendToAllChildren: He seems to genuinely love children, as seen in Volume 1, even though he tells them that it's okay to hurt heathens. In Volume 3, he asks Maxwell if it'd be alright for him to bring the orphans to the British Museum sometime in the future, simply because he thought they'd enjoy it.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar on his left cheek.
* GoodShepherd: He's a humble Catholic priest that raises orphans, who adore him. Although he looks down on Protestants, he still considers them part of God's kingdom and worthy of his protection.
* GentleGiant: Around kids. Horribly averted otherwise.
* GratuitousEnglish: "If Anyone Does Not Love The Lord, Jesus Christ, Let Him Be Accused O Lord Come, AAAAMEEEN!!"
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: After an epic battle with Alucard that pushes his body past the breaking point, Anderson regains his humanity and dies smiling, hearing the voices of children]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: He holds a seemingly endless supply of bayonets on his person at all times. During his first encounter with Alucard and Seras, he pulled out no less than ''Fifty-four'' bayonets in the ensuing fight! On top of all that, he also carries a '''very long, ''bayonet-lined, exploding'' chain.''' He's also never seen picking any of his used bayonets up, which makes you wonder how many he went through throughout the series and how long it took to bless all of them.
** According to WordOfGod, this trope is played straight: Father Anderson is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypervolume four-dimensional]].
* HealingFactor: Not as good as Alucard's, but it's still enough that Alucard's guns barely slow him down and he can even regenerate from losing chunks of his head. The only non-healing wounds he receives are from Jackal, the most powerful of Alucard's arsenal, and it's likely that Anderson would've eventually regenerated the blown out chuck of his arm if he'd only had more time to jumpstart the process.
* HeroAntagonist: Compared to Alucard, even though he is not spotless in his morality. He wants to kill Alucard for being a dangerous vampire. Which, you know, is actually what Alucard ''is'', it's just... sort of complicated.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:He willingly sacrificed his humanity for power in order to defeat Alucard]].
* HolyHitman: The Vatican's finest.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Like Alucard with Seras, Anderson towers over his proteges, standing at least a full head taller than Yumie and Heinkel. Neither girl is particularly short, but Anderson is just really tall at over eight feet in height.
* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler:After using the Nail, he turns into a mess of thorny roots that regenerates as quickly as Alucard does, moving even ''faster'' than Alucard can, attacking relentlessly and mindlessly, strangling all that surrounds him with thorns that burn everything they touch with holy fire. He can only be killed by removing the Nail, whereupon he dies. That form manages to be even more horror-inducing than Alucard himself.]]
* HumbleHero: In stark contrast to Alucard's status as a SmugSuper, Anderson views himself merely as "but a blade wielded from on high." [[BloodKnight Doesn't mean he can't still enjoy his job.]]
* HypercompetentSidekick: He's much more of a threat than the less physically-imposing and unhinged Maxwell.
* IHaveManyNames: Bayonet Anderson, Killing Judge Anderson, Angel Dust Anderson (a MythologyGag to his origins), Paladin Anderson, just to name a few. Alucard gives him another one: "Judas Priest", which doubles as a joke to Iscariot itself.
** It's also implied that Anderson might not even be his real name, which ties into the mystery of what his national background is.
* IWasJustPassingThrough: Anderson helps Integra [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou because only ''they'' can defeat her]].
* TheJuggernaut: His enhancements make him as unstoppable as Alucard himself in a straight-up charge, though he lacks Alucard's almost numberless "lives".
* KickTheDog: His introductory fight with Alucard had him do this to Seras.
* KillItWithFire: In his God's Monster form, anything unholy that gets struck by his weapons or tendrils instantly bursts into flames and, if weak enough, turns to dust.
* KillTheOnesYouLove: Had to do it on [[spoiler:Maxwell]], who was one of the many children he had taken care of in his orphanage and risen like his own son, since he went nuts with power and ordered the [[spoiler:genocide of London's population]].
* KnightTemplar: Downplayed. He is just a bit indiscriminate in his targeting of vampires. Ask Seras while she's pinned to the ground by holy bayonets. Otherwise, not so much. This is proven during Maxwell's Holy Crusade upon Protestant England; instead of backing up the genocidal Maxwell, Anderson is completely disgusted by his bloodlust and the killing of so many innocent Christians and readily assists Alucard in killing him.
* KnifeNut: Infinite supply of Holy Bayonets, because he's actually [[WordOfGod four-dimensional]].
* LargeHam: '''''"AAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEN!"'''''
** His DynamicEntry rescue of [[spoiler:Integra]] in Ultimate 5 was basically ''hand-crafted for'' Creator/NorioWakamoto because it is oozing with so much ham and {{Narm}}, that only Wakamoto could pull it off while retaining the awesomeness of the moment. Steven Brand did a pretty fine job, too; his thick Scottish accent perfectly suits the hamminess that often accompanies the ViolentGlaswegian trope.
* TheLeader: Despite Maxwell being the official head of Iscariot, Anderson is far more charismatic and morally right, so most Iscariots tend to follow his word as opposed to that of Maxwell.
* LightIsNotGood: He is a ChurchMilitant who really does want to kill off vampires, but his, um, AxCrazy moments make him border more this than on LightIsGood.
* LightningBruiser: On top of being incredibly fast, Anderson's physical strength is immense, being able to stagger an immortal being such as Alucard with a single punch; especially considering Alucard takes high caliber bullets to the chest standing up and is unfazed.
** Taken UpToEleven once he becomes God's Monster. He can literally speedblitz the likes of Alucard faster than the vampire can react.
* MagicKnight: As well as his staggering combat abilities, he has several more unusual tricks like pulling weapons out of nowhere or teleporting himself in a cloud of Bible pages.
* MeaningfulName: Alexander means "Protector of Men" while Anderson is likely a reference to St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
* MoodWhiplash: Can act very polite and father-like one minute, and switch to a ruthless maniac the next. Creator/NorioWakamoto makes the mood shifts even more jarring, but in a good way.
* NiceGuy: Outside of work, he's a pretty jovial fellow. As long as you don't happen to be undead...
* NinetiesAntiHero: Only when against vampires and other supernatural monsters, though. He firmly believes that harming or killing innocent humans and civilians, even Protestants, is an affront against God and the Vatican. Maxwell learns this the hard way.
* NobleDemon: More noble than the usual, considering he can hardly be called a villain. Anderson's hatred and wrath is focused exclusively on vampires and heathens, although the latter doesn't appear to include Protestants, despite his earlier claims of revulsion. He's visibly disgusted by the Holy Crusade's and Maxwell's actions, claiming that such arrogance, bloodlust, and genocide is an affront against God.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatDown: Mostly averted surprisingly. Where as Alucard enjoys beating down his opponents into frail, crying maggots (for those he doesn't just blast away with his guns) Anderson's action are more to just finish off opponents at once, if not in similar bloodily ways.
** However, once Anderson decides he's had enough of Alucard's shenanigans and empowers himself with Helena's Nail. Anderson proceeds to deliver a beatdown so bad it nearly puts an end to the Vampire King, Seras Victoria and the entirety of Level Zero.
** Anderson himself suffers one when facing off against Alucard in the final round (before using Helena's Nail) He is ultimately beaten into a bloody pulp by the combination of Alucard's Jackal and familiars such as Rip Van Winkle and Alhambra and had it not been for the rest of Iscario coming to his rescue, would have been overpowered by Alucard's familiars. The difference between this and the the others Alucard has beaten down is that this only enhances Anderson's determination to defeat Alucard, thus coming off as one of Anderson's greatest CMOA in the series.
* NumberTwo: To Maxwell. This eventually gets subverted, however, with Anderson brazenly disobeying orders by getting involved in the London Blitz and protecting Integra Hellsing herself. From then on, Iscariot becomes its own faction separate from Maxwell, who tried to purge all Protestants and Catholics from London. Not a single soldier of Iscariot think to backstab Anderson either, because many of them were trained and ''raised'' by Anderson to begin with.
* OffingTheOffspring: In the adoptive sense. When Maxwell goes too far and starts to slaughter innocent people for no other reason than to assert his own power, an enraged and disgusted Anderson steps in and assists Alucard in ending Maxwell's reign of terror. It's ultimately Anderson's bayonet that allows Alucard's horde [[spoiler: to kill him]].
* OlderThanTheyLook: It's easy to miss but in Maxwell's flashbacks he's a child when Anderson receives him, and Anderson looks exactly the same both in the flashback and in current time while Maxwell ages from a child to a 30/40 years old man. This would make Anderson at least 50. It can be inferred the same process that made him acquire a healing factor also made him age much slower (or not at all). It's also revealed by Alucard that they fought 500 years ago, implying that Alucard and Alexander fought for the first time when he was Dracula and Alexander was just a simple man with no regenerative powers.
* OneWingedAngel: He becomes a powerful mass of thorns after stabbing himself with the Nail of Helena. A mass of thorns that's powerful enough to match -- and perhaps destroy -- Alucard.
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: While never explicitly named as an angel, the voiceover narration states him to have become something ''neither man nor demon...'' which in Hellsing were the options until then, because he'd stabbed himself with the Nail of Helena.
* ThePaladin: This is his title.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Maxwell, Heinkel, Yumie, the rest of Iscariot, and the children at his orphanage in Rome. Anderson's most human and compassionate moments involve the children he's raised, which includes the majority of Iscariot's ranks. It's the main reason why they're so loyal to him.
* PhysicalGod: Upon becoming God's Monster, his powers are so overwhelming that he nearly kills the other resident physical god Alucard.
* PermaStubble: Seems to be his perpetual state of facial hair.
* PetTheDog: He's nice to all those children back at the Catholic orphanage, and even asks Maxwell if he could bring them on a field trip to the British Museum sometime in the future. And in order to save their lives, Anderson orders his followers, [[AFatherToHisMen most of whom he raised himself,]] to retreat and return to the Vatican.
* RealMenLoveJesus: He's a man of God through and through, [[ReligiousBruiser and second only to Alucard in badassery]].
* TheRival: To Alucard. And vice-versa. Due to Anderson's humanity, regenerator abilities, and ridiculous levels of [[{{Determinator}} determination]], Alucard views him as a WorthyOpponent and relishes every fight they're able to engage in, sometimes even overlooking his primary mission in order to fight him. And although Alucard visibly breaks when Anderson forsakes his humanity in a bid to defeat him, he still respects the priest in the end and understands why Anderson made the choice that he did.
* SlasherSmile: Just about as much as Alucard.
* SociopathicHero: When he sees a vampire. Otherwise, not so much.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:To Maxwell, again. An anti-heroic one.]]
* SuperPowerLottery: As God's Monster. In this form, Anderson's regeneration powers are in overdrive, capable of rivaling Alucard's own. His speed is now at a level that he can catch [[LightningBruiser Alucard]] off guard and his power is at such a level that he nearly destroys Alucard, Seras and the entire Level Zero Army in a single move. He essentially becomes an anti-demon miracle who is specifically born to murder anything unholy...which happens to be about 95% of the enemies in the series. It's no wonder it takes everything Alucard has to defeat him.
* ThouShaltNotKillMuggles: Yes, this even includes Protestant muggles, [[spoiler:[[KillEmAll Maxwell]]]].
** He doesn't seem to have so much against killing civilians as long as they are "heathens", as [[spoiler:Maxwell's motivation for doing so, to show off his power in his own glory, rather than God's]].
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: This is his main attack, he almost never ''swings'' the same bayonet twice. Plus, his bayonets don't look that aerodynamic...
* TokenGoodTeammate: VanHelsingHateCrimes aside, he's not really a bad person, and actually spreads his influence on those beneath his command. This is in stark contrast with the higher-ups in Iscariot.
* TurnUndead: Pulls off a truly epic one [[spoiler: as God's Monster, causing the entire Level 0 army to burst into flames.]]
* UnscrupulousHero: Compared to Alucard, he's most definitely this. Anderson specifically targets vampires and heathens, believing them to be an affront against God and danger to the innocents of the world. Which they are. He takes it a little too far sometimes with his AxCrazy attacks and BloodKnight beliefs, but he also adores children, acts like a surrogate father to his Iscariot followers, respects Integra's principles and NervesOfSteel attitude, and takes a stand against Maxwell when he starts killing the innocent survivors of Protestant England.
%%* VanHelsingHateCrimes
* ViolentGlaswegian: English language interpretations have conferred a Scottish accent on him, though he has no official nationality.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Although his methods are ''quite'' questionable at times, Anderson's primary goal in life is destroy all vampires and heathens to protect the Vatican and Catholics around the world. By the end of the series, it's clear that Protestants and innocent (possibly even non-Christian) civilians are sometimes included in this goal as well. But if you're a vampire? Yeah, you're dead. Permanently.
* WorthyOpponent: To Alucard. Reciprocated as well. Despite Anderson's hatred of all things vampire, he does have a certain amount of respect for Alucard, while the latter's respect is almost exclusively reserved for the few humans who Alucard believes have the right to kill him. Anderson is the only human opponent who manages to live up to his standards.
** Anderson also considers the Hellsing Organization, as a whole, to be Worthy Opponents of Iscariot, such that he defies orders to not interfere with Millennium's invasion of London so he can protect Integra, proclaiming that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou the Iscariots are the only ones allowed to defeat Hellsing.]]
* WouldNotShootACivilian: And thus why he leaves [[spoiler:Maxwell]] to [[KarmicDeath his just deserts]].

[[folder: Enrico Maxwell]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShowHayami (adult) / Creator/RisaHayamizu (young) (JP), Creator/JBBlanc (adult) / Creator/YuriLowenthal (young) (EN)

-->''"The only good Protestant is a dead Protestant!"''

Maxwell is the ambitious commander of Section XIII and an even more fanatically bloodthirsty Catholic than Anderson. While he does not do any fighting and killing in person, his orders are ruthless and he shows no mercy to Protestants, considering the "sinners" to be less than human. Maxwell can be viewed as Integra's rival, in the same way that Anderson is Alucard's rival.

* AdaptationDyeJob: In the manga, his hair is blonde and has green eyes. In both adaptations, his hair is silver and his eyes are purple.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: His backstory reveals that as a child he was an outcast for being the son of a prostitute.
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler: During Millennium's attack on London, he plans to kill both the civilians and vampires and had an image of taking over Britain]].
* AxCrazy: More so than many of the vampires in the series.
* BetaTestBaddie: His ambition comes from an inferiority complex.
* BigBadWannabe: For a while it looks like he'll be forming an ensemble with The Major, as both of their forces [[spoiler:assault London and battle the Hellsing Organization]] but he's completely unprepared to deal with [[spoiler:Alucard's Zero Release state and his army gets absolutely crushed before he himself is unceremoniously killed off when Anderson decides to betray him.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: For most of the series, Maxwell appears to be much more sensible and less fanatical than Anderson and his most loyal followers in Iscariot. Nevertheless, in his very first appearance, he admits he couldn't care less about killing a couple Protestants and says he's only working with Integra because of the Pope ordering him to do so. He also gives absolutely no fucks over Millennium's massacres of non-Catholic London and Washington, reasoning that they are facing God's wrath. By the 8th episode in the OVA, it's shown that Maxwell has no qualms about killing ''millions'' of innocent British civilians in the name of God and the Catholic Church. Anderson is so disgusted by this that [[spoiler: he assists Alucard in putting Maxwell and the rest of his forces down.]]
* CavalryBetrayal: It was his idea to [[spoiler:"purify" England by killing not only the vampires attacking the citizens but also any Protestants in sight.]] And considering England's significant Catholic minority, it's safe to assume that many of them were indiscriminately targeted, too.
* DrunkWithPower: {{Lampshaded}} by Anderson. It's the reason [[spoiler:he's offed by the latter]].
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Maxwell is a fundamentalist asshole, but he seems pretty appalled that Alucard [[BadBoss consumed his own men]].
* EvilAlbino: The 2001 anime and OVA series give him silver hair and purple eyes, and his skin is borderline pale.
* EvilLaugh: After we learn of his betrayal, he sure gets going with this...
* FauxAffablyEvil: He can seem pretty affable and sensible, but it ends up being a facade.
* {{Foil}}: To Integra. Both are strong commanders and vampire hunters, but Maxwell has an [[DrunkWithPower unstable]] side that Integra lacks. [[spoiler:It will be the cause of his downfall.]]
* ForTheEvulz: He had no real reason for his attack on the surviving civilians of London.
* FreudianExcuse: His mother was a prostitute, and he was emotionally abused by the other children at the orphanage because of it.
* HolierThanThou: Than Hellsing and the Protestants. To the point that he's willing to [[spoiler:'''kill them all'''.]]
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: One of [[spoiler:Alucard's Janissary souls serves him this fate with an enormous spear straight through the torso.]]
* InSeriesNickname: Catholic Swine (briefly used by Integra).
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: In his first appearance, he is actually quite friendly and affable, and seems to be the OnlySaneMan in regards to Anderson and his henchwomens' fanaticism. However, as the invasion of London reaches its peak, he reveals his true colors, being perfectly willing to [[spoiler: sit back and watch the "filthy Protestants" get slaughtered by Millennium before ultimately ordering his men not only to forget the vampires and focus ''solely'' on murdering Protestants, but also to butcher ''any'' Catholic who refused to do so. Anderson [[EvenEvilHasStandards was ''not'' amused]].]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Gets ripped to pieces by ghouls that Alucard released]].
* KnightTemplar: Even moreso than Anderson, which is truly amazing. Unlike his mentor, Maxwell is willing to kill millions of innocent civilians just to satisfy his own DrunkWithPower ego. And that is just the most obvious of the atrocities that he supposedly commits in the name of God and his own reputation.
* LargeHam: Once he goes off the deep end. The Major even humourously comments that "He's not bad when he puts his mind to it."
* LaughingMad: His EvilLaugh sounds pretty crazy.
* LightIsNotGood: A HolierThanThou EvilAlbino.
* OhCrap: Has an epic OhCrap reaction when he realizes just ''who'' Alucard really is.
-->''"Wallachia... it can't be! You consumed them! Your own soldiers! Your own subjects! You're a fiend! A monster! A devil! You... '''[[spoiler:DRACULA!]]'''"''
* OnlySaneMan: Comes off as this in his introduction. While he's just as bigoted as everyone else in Iscariot, he is nevertheless quite friendly and reasonable and not ''nearly'' as fanatical as Yumie, Heinkel, and (especially) Anderson. In fact, he actually tries (and fails) to restrain Anderson when a fight threatens to break out between him and Alucard in a public museum. [[spoiler:[[SanitySlippage It doesn't last]].]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Like the rest of Iscariot, Maxwell was left in a Catholic orphanage by his mother (nothing is known about his father) where he was then raised by Father Anderson.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Ironic, given that the other antagonists are Nazis. As the quote above shows, Maxwell isn't fond of Protestants and even goes so far to [[spoiler:open fire on the London citizens since he assumes the bulk of them aren't Catholic.]]
* PurpleEyes: In the OVA.
* SanitySlippage: He spends the second half of the OVA gradually descending into this. It all comes to a head when Maxwell decides to not only target the Nazi vampires with his Crusade, but the innocent Protestant survivors as well. Anderson has to [[spoiler: assist Alucard in wasting him]] to stop the senseless carnage.
** The OVA even goes out of its way to show [[spoiler: a woman crossing herself when the Vatican troops arrive to reminder the viewer that Maxwell's orders to only kill Protestants are basically meaningless.]]
* SissyVillain: Somewhat more noticeable in the OVA. Admittedly, compared to Yumie and Heinkel, Maxwell was not trained for battle and relies heavily on his [[TheJuggernaut Juggernaut]] mentor and childhood friends to fight the physical battles for him.
* SmugSnake: Oh so much. His smirks become more and more disturbed as the series progresses, eventually showing that Maxwell's about as far from being Iscariot's OnlySaneMan as possible. He doesn't hesitate to lord his power and victories over Integra, and rejoices in the mass slaughter of Protestant heathens that he managed to orchestrate from behind the scenes.
* SonOfAWhore: His mother was a prostitute, which led to Maxwell to being bullied by the other children at the orphanage.
* VillainousBreakdown: He has two of them in quick order: first, when [[spoiler:Alucard releases his enormous army of undead souls and obliterates the Crusaders]]; second, when Anderson [[spoiler:refuses to come to his aid against Alucard's attacks and even assists in killing Maxwell himself.]]
* VillainousBSOD: Maxwell absolutely loses it when Alucard releases his army of undead souls, desperately screaming for Anderson to save him.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: In both the 2001 series and the OVA.

[[folder: Heinkel Wolfe and Yumiko "Yumie" Takagi]]

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MitsukiSaiga (Heinkel, JP) and Creator/YukoKaida (Yumie, JP), Creator/KarenStrassman (Heinkel, EN) and Siobhan Flynn (Yumie, EN)

-->''"We are the soldiers of Iscariot! We are Judas Iscariot!"''

Heinkel and Yumie first appeared together in the ''Crossfire'' extras at the end of ''Hellsing'' Volumes 1, 2, and 3 as female Iscariot assassins, taking down various anti-Catholic terrorists. Heinkel, who cross-dresses as a priest, wields a pair of pistols. Yumie exists as the fanatical alternate personality of the meek nun Yumiko, the only Japanese character in ''Hellsing''. Both are considered among the best Iscariot has to offer.

The duo was reworked before they where reintroduced in Hellsing: Heinkel now looked much more [[AmbiguousGender androgynous]] if not positively [[GenderFlip male]], with WordOfGod stating that (s)he is "[[{{Intersex}} neither male nor female]]"[[note]][[TrollingCreator God may or may not have intended to be taken serious however]][[/note]], while Yumie lost her Yumiko persona and much of the NunsAreMikos characteristics she embodied. Both characters also looks older and are played a lot straighter.

WordOfGod says that the Heinkel and Yumie in ''Crossfire'' are different characters from the ones that appear in the main continuity, but they are almost identical in personality and appearance, anyways. The OVA has given both [[AdaptationExpansion slightly more screentime]].

* ADayInTheLimelight: The ''Crossfire'' side-stories focus on them.
* ActionGirl: Yumie. Next to Anderson, she appears to be the strongest of Iscariot's ranks, cutting a bloody swath through Millennium's forces with her katana.
* AmbiguousGender: It's [[ShrugOfGod unclear what gender Heinkel is]] in the main continuity. In the OVA, Heinkel's seiyuu and VA are female, but she speaks in a more masculine tone. It seems that the OVA series decided that Heinkel is male -- the credit sequence for the 9th OVA focuses on ''Hellsing's'' female characters, but leaves Heinkel out.
* BadassNormal: Heinkel, at least. Yumie appears to be an ordinary human both in ''Crossfire'' and the ''Hellsing'' manga, but in the OVA, she is shown transforming into a purple, shadowy substance when attacking.
* BandagedFace: Future [[spoiler:Heinkel]]. It appears that becoming a regenerator doesn't repair any physical damage that was inflicted before the process itself. This can also be seen with Anderson's facial scars.
* BattleCouple: One possible interpretation. Though considering they both seem to be [[CelibateHero Catholic Clerics]], probably not.
* TheBerserker: Yumie. She definitely takes after her mentor in this respect, and she absolutely ''loses it'' when [[spoiler: Walter insults and crushes Anderson's ashes beneath his feet.]]
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Heinkel is female in the ''Crossfire'' extras.
* BreakTheCutie or BreakTheHaughty: Heinkel lacks the innocence and arrogance of most examples, but she is [[spoiler: the only member of the core team to make it out alive after the battle]], and the shock of [[spoiler: getting maimed and losing her closest friends and mentor]], really show. [[spoiler: In the DistantFinale, she's lost her more cool-headed nature and become more violent, implying a personality shift, or possibly insanity.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Yumie.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Yumie is ridiculously effective with her katana.
* ClusterFBomb: After Heinkel loses her teacher and father-figure, Anderson, her best friend, Yumie, gets half her face shot off, and her pride completely destroyed, she's left as a broken wreck on the street, punching the ground and cursing at herself out of anger and sadness. Understandable, in retrospect.
* CoolShades: Heinkel.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Yumiko's a pacifistic, harmless nun, but [[LetsGetDangerous when the glasses come off]] you're screwed.
* CuteAndPsycho: Yumiko is a [[TheIngenue sweet, gentle soul]] who will '''go off her fucking gourd''' if her glasses are taken off.
* DeadpanSnarker: Heinkel.
* DroppedABridgeOnHer: [[spoiler:After the climactic battle between Alucard and Anderson draws to a close, Walter and the Captain promptly appear to remind us who the real villains are - the former killing Yumiko nigh-effortlessly, and the latter ''almost'' killing Heinkel with a shot to the head. It's like a twisted ShooOutTheClowns.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Yumie reacts ''very'' negatively to [[spoiler:Walter's FaceHeelTurn. Given how AxCrazy Yumie is and considering she and Walter both had a shot at a weakened Alucard, that she beelines for Walter instead is quite a statement]].
* EvilCounterpart: The epilogue seems to put Heinkel as this to [[spoiler:Seras]].
* FacialHorror: The Captain shoots a hole through Heinkel's jaw, blowing his cheeks off and leaving him with a horrifying constant grin.
* GangstaStyle: Heinkel tends to hold her guns this way. Justified since she's [[BadassNormal much stronger]] and well-trained than the average human.
* GunsAkimbo: Heinkel.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Yumie. She's skilled enough to kill her victims from outside the room they're standing in, and is capable of smashing heads into walls with her bare hands. Her overall fighting style is very reminiscent of Anderson's, who likely trained Yumie himself.
* HeroAntagonist: Just like their mentor, Heinkel and Yumie fall squarely into this trope when compared to Alucard, Millennium, and their other monstrous enemies. They are not spotless in their morality by any means, but placing themselves in extreme danger to kill bloodthirsty vampires and Nazis would place anyone into the public's good graces.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Yumie.
* LovelyAngels: With strong religious connotations at that. They are ActionGirl best friends who were raised by a HolyHitman and appear numerous times on either side of Anderson's shoulders, seeming to represent a figurative version of fallen angels for Iscariot and the Catholic Church.
* MadnessMakeover: [[spoiler:Having Yumie die in front of her and getting her face mangled did wonders for Heinkel's personality.]]
* MauveShirt: Played straight in everything except the OVA, where they're given more extensive scenes that expand upon their individual personalities, fighting abilities/styles, and relationship with their mentor.
* {{Meganekko}}: Yumiko.
* NinetiesAntiHero: Just like their mentor, both Heinkel and Yumie are willing to do almost anything to complete their missions, including killing those who are stupid enough to get in their way. However, also just like Anderson, they don't agree with the senseless killing of innocents and are visibly disturbed by Maxwell's slaughter of the London survivors.
* NunsAreMikos: Yumiko/Yumie. Downplayed in the OVA, where Yumie behaves much more like a Catholic nun and her only noticeably Japanese traits are her first and last names and penchant for wielding katanas. She even has a Welsh (or sometimes Scottish)-sounding accent, which is likely the result of being raised by a Scottish priest.
* PantyShot: Yumie, a couple times.
* RedOniBlueOni: Yumie is full-on red while Heinkel is blue. The former's raw strength, fearlessness, and ruthless katana skills make her the ideal partner to Heinkel, who is cool-headed, gun-totting, and analytical.
* TheRival: [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale, Heinkel and Seras have a relationship similar to Alucard and Anderson's]].
* SamusIsAGirl: Heinkel inspires this reaction in ''Crossfire''.
* ScarsAreForever: For [[spoiler:Heinkel, even with regenerator powers]].
* SlasherSmile: ''Yumie''. It's almost as disturbing as Father Anderson's, which is saying quite a bit.
* SmokingIsCool: Heinkel.
* SociopathicHero: Not as bad as most other characters in ''Hellsing'', but they're still pretty violent, Yumie especially.
* SplitPersonality: Yumiko/Yumie in ''Crossfire''. She often commented about how hard it is for her to "get Yumie to sleep" after she has been provoked into action. It's unclear if the Yumiko persona exists in the main continuity.
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* SuperSpeed: Yumie in the OVA.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Anderson. When Maxwell orders a Holy Crusade against all of the innocent survivors, it only takes a few words from the [[EvenEvilHasStandards completely disgusted Anderson]] to convince Heinkel, Yumie, and their compatriots to turn against Maxwell's forces. And later, when Anderson orders them to retreat and return to Rome for their own safety, ''all'' of his followers remain to assist and die for Anderson in his battle against Alucard.
* UnscrupulousHero: Both of them, although Yumie is much more violent and unpredictable. She shows no fear of anything, prefers to negotiate using the sharp end of her katana, genuinely seems to enjoy killing people, and has almost superhuman strength, reflexes, and speed. However, since they mainly follow Anderson and his orders, they're usually kept on a tight leash and do not harm innocents unless absolutely necessary, something that [[spoiler: Maxwell learns the hard way.]]
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Heinkel insists several times to just kill Integra and be done with it. Anderson insists otherwise because he knows keeping Integra around will draw out Alucard.