Millenium in Hellsing refers to three things: A plan set in motion by Adolf Hitler
to create an army of vampire nazi soldiers
to bring about his Thousand Year Empire; the organization in charge of realizing this dream, and after their initial defeat (by Alucard's and Walter's hands), the operation to safely evacuate key members of Millennium to South America. Hitler's dream is long dead, but the operation still lives within the deviously capable hands of The Major - a crazy little man hell bent on starting another war just because he really likes war
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"Gentlemen, all I ask for is war. War so grand as to make Hell itself tremble. Gentlemen, I ask you as fellow brothers in arms what is it that you really want? Do you wish for further war as I do? Do you wish for a merciless, bloody war? A war whose fury is built with iron and lightning and fire? Do you wish for war to sweep in like a tempest leaving not even ravens to scavenge from this Earth!?"
The leading commander of Millenium, an nazi vampire organization hellbent on destroying London as a revenge for the Third Reich's defeat. He is a short, fat, Aryan cyborg
who was a former member of SS, who was given order from the Führer himself to create a mighty army of super vampires. He created at least 1000 vampires before Nazi Germany's defeat but the Major took the Führer's order at heart and spent the last 50 years on planning to restart World War II.
- Artificial Body, Hollywood Cyborg
- A Father to His Men: Zig-zagged. He may not care for his men individually and he displays no empathy at all, but he gives them a purpose, a speech for morale, and treats his soldiers pretty well overall.
- He gives an official salute for Rip van Winkle, whose orders basically consisted of being killed by Alucard to keep him out of London as his soldiers attacked it. But she did what was asked of her, so he will honor her.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted, which is strange for someone who gets a boner for killing and murder.
- Ax-Crazy: Hands down the biggest example in the series.
- Badass Longcoat: Subverted. This longcoat-sporting guy isn't exactly badass.
- Big Bad
- Non-Action Big Bad : He lets his minions do all the work for him. He also has terrible aim.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Blood Knight: "Mein Kameraden, Ich LIEBE das Krieg". And he DOES. The ultimate text book example of a blood knight. He even gives a five minute speech on how much and why he loves war right before he starts the attack on London. If he had super powers than it would probably be the end of the world as we know it.
- Card-Carrying Villain
- Character Filibuster: But it is awesome, so nobody cares.
- The Chessmaster: All throughout the series, everybody dances according to the Major's deranged tune. This guy's scheme allows him destroy the capital of Britain without having to deal with any interference from one of the strongest armies in the world.
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Dang. Just look at that picture up there.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Kohta Hirano also designed him purple, but a lighter shade than Walter's.
- Curtains Match the Window: In the OVA.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: Claims Integra and Seras are imperfect, inexperienced, and untested. Therefore, deserving of the same scrutiny as if they were Alucard.
- Death Seeker: The defining character trait of him and Millennium.
- Determinator: Probably the human with the greatest force of will in the entire verse, being the only one who managed to sneer at the "power of the monsters" at his death and still be himself. Remember that neither Alucard or Anderson were capable of this.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: It took 50 years but in the end it was worth it.
- It's subverted in the long run though, since Alucard gets the last laugh over him.
- Fan Nickname: "Montana Max", based on his prototypical appearance in Coyote.
- Strangly enough, in the English credits of Ultimate Episodes V-VIII, his name was credited as "Major Max." No word if it's actually canon still.
- Fat Bastard: He's more chubby than obese, but he's still very much a bastard.
- Faux Affably Evil: He's a very sophisticated, intelligent, formal speaker that will speak politely while observing the deaths of millions and as he orders a bullet put through your brain if you're not on with his plans.
- For the Evulz: He would even give Heath Ledger's Joker a run for his money. He wants to watch the world burn, but The Major literally starts the firestorms.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Go Out with a Smile
- Graceful Loser: He got his war, so it didn't matter if he won it or not. He's happy in the end. Even if Interga says otherwise and likely doesn't understand what war constitutes in his mind
- Hey, It's That Voice!: The Major is Kamille Bidan. No joke.
- His seiyuu also voices Milhouse in the Japanese dub of The Simpsons.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The most likely reason as to why the Major doesn't take to the battlefield himself; his marksmanship is pitiful.
- Would that make a him a quasi-Modern Major General? Excellent at leading and planning but poor at combat itself?
- Large Ham
- Light Is Not Good: Dresses in a bright white suit, though he's still Obviously Evil.
- Man in White
- Man of Wealth and Taste: He dresses immaculately.
- Robotic Reveal
- Omnicidal Maniac: Millenium's whole motives are to cause endless war and destruction For the Evulz and the war they caused will end if either they get defeated or their opponent (which is humanity as a whole) gets wiped to extinction by them. Almost succeeds by reducing London's population to just 2 in one night, proving that the Millenium can easily wipe out millions in a short period of time.
- Rousing Speech: A remarkable villainous example.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Although it's scarier to show him without it. Then you see the madness in his eyes...
- Slasher Smile
- The Sociopath
- Terms of Endangerment: To Integra. All the time.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: To Alucard, who considers his antithesis and in the end, he (may/may not) managed this.
- The Unfettered
- Villainous Breakdown: Put here because he soundly averts it. How rare is that? Plus, nearly every other villain in the series suffers one. He just grins away contentedly as everything burns around him.
- Villainous Glutton
- Wicked Cultured
- We Can Rebuild Him
- We Have Reserves: He doesn't care how many of his soldiers dies just as so long it would be a wonderful war as a result.
- This came as Fridge Brilliance in the end because the entire war existed so they could die with meaning. His reaction to his soldiers is, in fact, fulfilling their wishes.
- Worthy Opponent: Hellsing, who are precious to him because they are the only ones worth enough to kill them.
- Xanatos Gambit: Subverted. He thinks that whether Millennium wins or loses, he'll get his krieg and a shot at taking out Alucard. Then Integra points out the flaws of his plan in a Shut Up, Hannibal! fashion. He is not human and this wasn't a real war (it went down in history as a terrorist attack: The Zeppelin Incident). Alucard returns, so he never defeated him.
- A smaller gambit is in place in that everything that he does leads to the point where Alucard releases his souls and is himself vulnerable, and thus can be killed. The Major was planning on this to happen because since he sees Alucard as his antithesis, he must be destroyed.
to the Major's Big Bad
. He is a seemingly-immortal werewolf, always seen in his full uniform with the collar turned up. Like Alucard and Anderson, the Captain is Millenium's supernatural trump card, boasting great strength, speed and abilities in all three of his forms.
- Animalistic Abomination: His wolf form is rather similar to Alucard in battle, albeit white and blue.
- Anti-Villain: See Even Evil Has Standards, Noble Demon and Token Good Teammate.
- Badass: He's able to beat Walter. In Dawn, he beats Walter and Alucard at the same time. Oh and after kicking Alucard in HALF, Alucard backs down. Put it this way, if no one had the ability to regenerate in Hellsing, then The Captain would probably be the most badass character in the series.
- Berserk Button: The Captain (particularly notable given his status as The Stoic) when Girlycard started mocking him by barking; the Captain's response was to kick him/her in half.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: In the OVA.
- Death Equals Emotion
- Death Seeker: The Captain's laughter upon being killed by Pip Bernadotte indicates that, like Alucard, he was trying to find a way to die in battle and break his immortality.
- Confirmed in the collected manga, where the Captain kicks something toward Seras, and it's revealed to be a silver tooth (or maybe a tooth with silver filling), and Pip concludes that the Captain wants to die.
- The Captain could have easily dodged that silver tooth by transforming into his mist form. Instead, he lets Pip shove it right into his chest. This kills him.
- The Dragon
- Even Evil Has Standards: The Captain is much more chivalrous than the other members of Millenium. He shoots Heinkel nonfatally and gives her a first aid kit, then points for Integra the way to find the Major.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep
- Extreme Doormat: to the Major.
- Fan Nickname: "Hans Günsche", based on his prototypical appearance in Desert SS.
- Go Out with a Smile: After Pip stabs him with the silver tooth, he gives a surprisingly sweet and adorable smile as he dies.
- Karmic Death: Subverted, the captain is killed by a tooth with silver filling or silver tooth ripped from a concentration camp prisoner. This would have been Karmic, because he was a Nazi, but he never displayed any prejudicial tendencies or any agreement with the Final Solution (he also never kills any innocents on panel though one of the title pages heavily imply that he participated in Malmedy massacre).
- Lightning Bruiser
- Made of Iron: He can regenerate wounds and can appears to be immune to Walter's razor floss. He catches it in his hands in volume six with little or no damage to his fingers.
- Nice Guy: Other than being a Nazi, there's no real indication that he's remotely a bad guy. He's very merciful, and even shares his handbook of evil with Schrodinger after the little spaz lost his.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket
- Noble Demon: If not for his chosen employers, he'd be one of the better characters, morally speaking.
- No Name Given
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- The Stoic
- Token Good Teammate: At least, compared with the other members of the Letztes Battalion.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: Able to change at will into either a werewolf or dire wolf. Possibly immortal but vulnerable to silver.
- The Voiceless: He rarely speaks during his entire appearance in the manga.
- Weaksauce Weakness: Silver. Seriously, for all his badassery he gets killed by a single silver tooth. Granted, he wanted this to happen.
- Wolf Man: One of his forms.
"It is simply magnificent! I MUST HAVE ONE!"
The chief scientist
of Millennium. He is the one responsible for the creation of the artificial vampires, made possible by his work involving "Shi" (Mina Harker's remains
). He is always seen with a blood-stained lab coat, glasses with multiple lens, and often a remote with many buttons whose functions range from incinerating subordinates to destroying Jackal
. Ironically, he's arguably the sanest
of the Millennium bunch. He frequently scolds Warrant Officer Schrodinger.
First Lieutenant Zorin Blitz
"These hardened Waffen-SS are ready to piss themselves at the sight of a girl! This is bullscheiße!"
As part of Operation Seelowe 2, she is tasked with attacking Hellsing Manor, laying siege to it with Seras and the Wild Geese inside. As a vampire
, she is enthusiastic about killing humans, frequently calling them "insects". Zorin makes use of her ability
to torture her opponents, physically and mentally
. She has an intense fixation on Seras for some reason. Which doesn't end well for her.
Voiced by: Yoko Soumi
(JP), Helena Taylor (OVA 4, EN), Rachel Robinson (OVA 5-7, EN)
- Ax-Crazy: Easily the craziest below the Major.
- The Brute: Her only smart tactic is the severe Mind Rape she inflicts on her enemy.
- Butch Lesbian: No word on what her orientation is, but she has the appearance. Pip calls her an "ugly dike" several times.
- Cruel and Unusual Death/Karmic Death: Seras literally turns her into a red smear on a wall.
- Dark Action Girl: More brutish than Rip Van Winkle.
- Evil Gloating: Engages in this often.
- Evil Redhead: Evil Orange head.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: She has one on the palm of her right hand.
- Genre Blindness: After nearly killing Seras and Pip she decides to gloat and watch them suffer, not thinking to stop Seras from taking Pip's blood.
- Leeroy Jenkins: The Major specifically orders her not to attack Hellsing HQ due to Integra and Seras being incalculable variables. What's the first thing Zorin does? Attack Hellsing HQ.
- Master of Illusion: Her power which uses for Mind Rape.
- Mind Rape: Her favorite tactic.
- Psycho for Hire: The most unstable of the Major's minions.
- Psycho Lesbian: Some translations have Pip calling Zorin one. She is, at the very least, fixated on hurting Seras.
- Shout-Out: Her name is a reference to Bond villain Max Zorin and the German tactic blitzkrieg. Also, Hirano sometimes works phrases into her tattoos, such as "Trigun Maximum" and "Elvis Lives".
- In one of the omake, he admits to doing this as a result of boredom and the sheer tediousness of the detail involved.
- Sinister Scythe
- Slasher Smile: Zorin really enjoys using her powers.
- Smug Snake: She was specifically warned by the Major not to underestimate Seras...
- Social Darwinist
- Spanner in the Works: Pip comes up with a well thought out plan to stop the Millennium vampires through the use of claymore mines to disrupt their charge and then pick them off with gunfire in the confusion, but nothing could have prepared him for Zorin taking his men off-guard by creating an illusion of herself as a giant. Seras manages snap them out of it, but the time she does it's too late.
- Tattooed Crook: The tattoos activate a very visual illusion.
- The Other Darrin: She was the only character to receive a change in voice actors. Helena Taylor voiced her in OVA 4, but Taylor had to go back to England during the hiatus of the dubbing so Rachel Robinson filled in for her for OVAs 5-7.
- Tomboy to Rip Van Winkle's Girly Girl
- You Have Failed Me: The Major lets Seras brutally murder Zorin for disobeying orders rather than activating her suicide chip and granting her a much more merciful and dignified death. It's awesome.
- Its also a bit warped; Rip Van Winkle shared the same fate — in her case, she was brutally murdered by Alucard — but the reason her chip wasn't activated was as a reward for her so-called Heroic Sacrifice. They shared the same fate for the exact opposite reasons.
- Rip Van Winkle at least fought an enemy she was terrified of and didn't budge while Zorin toyed with an enemy she thought she'd easily kill.
- Zorin did try fighting back against Seras after she went berserk, it's just that Seras bit her hand off when she tried punching her and Zorin's illusions didn't work on her anymore.
First Lieutenant Rip Van Winkle
"Tinker-tailor-soldier-sailor, my bullet punishes all without distinction."
Millennium's magical sharpshooter and Perky Female Minion
, seen singing opera in her first appearance. She compares herself to Kaspar, the antagonist of the German opera Der Freischütz
; appropriately, her Weapon of Choice
is a musket with magic bullets
- Ace Pilot: She pilots a helicopter to the ==Eagle== with just her feet while in a perfectly relaxed state casually sing and loading her musket.
- Affably Evil
- Author Appeal: Rip Van Winkle has been described as "The sum of all Hirano's fetishes". And seeing how her death scene is chock-full of rape imagery, this has some frightening implications.
- Back for the Dead
- Bizarre and Improbable Ballistics: Her weapon of choice generally has an aimed range of about 50 yards. She routinely hits multiple targets with a single bullet from well outside the nominal effective range of her weapon, even if this requires the bullets to change direction in mid-flight. How she does this is never explained.
- Catch Phrase: Varies by translation, but it's usually something along the lines of "Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, my bullet punishes all without distinction."
- Her rendition of "O diese Sonne" counts as well. Doubles as an Ear Worm.
- Cloud Cuckoolander
- Curtains Match the Window
- Cute and Psycho
- Cute Monster Girl
- Dark Action Girl: Less brutish than Zorin, but still a force to be reckoned with.
- Dark Chick
- Even Evil Has Standards: She sure doesn't like traitors who would sell out their comrades in exchange for superpowers, and she won't hesitate to execute them. Despite the fact the first act her organization did was betray their high command.
- Face Death with Dignity: Although she breaks down at first when Alucard arrives, he actually pauses and lets her compose herself and fire off one last shot before killing her.
- Friendly Sniper
- Girly Girl to Zorin's Tomboy
- Heroic Sacrifice: Villainous example. The Major glorifies her death, as it ensured the initial success of Operation Seelowe 2 by luring Alucard away from London.
- Hot Chick In A Badass Suit
- Idiot Hair
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With her musket, a blunt object.
- Looks Like She Is Enjoying It: Rip's Japanese VA in the OVA decided to go in this direction. Her English VA didn't.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Her trademark shark smile.
- Older Than They Look: Rip appeared in Dawn, meaning that she is at least 60 years old. Admittedly she's a tech vampire.
- This trope applies to the rest of Millennium as well.
- Perky Female Minion
- Pinball Projectile: Her magic bullets.
- Psychopathic Manchild: What with the color guard-esque shenanigans with her Musket and general squee-ing personality, Rip comes off less like a Vampiric monster and more like a really chipper 13 year-old who's totally excited about this whole Nazi thing.
- Taliesin Jaffe compares her to a character out of a nursery rhyme, in the way she talks (tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor), her general cheerfulness in her psychosis, and how she seems to have an almost Little Red Riding Hood-esque naivete in just what she's getting herself into. The latter is especially prominent when she is in essence devoured by a big bad wolf.
- Rapunzel Hair
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Shout-Out: Der Freischütz.
- Slasher Smile
- Villainous Breakdown: Turns into a sobbing wreck when Alucard lands on her ship, her subordinate even tells her to get a hold of herself.
- Wicked Cultured: Shoots down fighter planes while singing opera.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Only in the OVA, where it's a navy blue to contrast it from her black suit. Hirano colors her hair black.
Warrant Officer Schrodinger
"You're so slow! In the time it took you to walk down one little hallway, I went all the way to London, got my head blown off, and made it back. Perhaps you should start thinking about going on a diet, mein Major."
The blond, sassy Cat Boy
who's "everywhere and nowhere". Although he looks like comic relief, he's not to be brushed off. Due to his powers, he's physically (mathematically)
impossible to kill or destroy.
Tubalcain "The Dandy" Alhambra
"Alucard, the great vampire. You are such a disappointment!"
The second Millennium agent to confront Hellsing. He is modeled after Brazilian malandro
characters and his powers are very similar to various DC
The Valentine Brothers
"We highly recommend pissing yourselves, followed by a course of praying to your impotent god. But hey, you can always be a man and kill yourself! Thank you London, we love you! GOOD NIGHT!"
Jan and Luke Valentine are the first of the Millennium forces sent specifically to attack Hellsing. Appearance-wise, Luke is a sophisticated pretty boy
. He is the "brains" of the operation and he believes that he can surpass Alucard. His vampiric power manifests as regeneration and super-speed
. While Jan doesn't seem to have any specialized power whatsoever, he's more than happy to casually slaughter ordinary humans. Covered in piercings, he is the more vulgar and depraved of the brothers. Despite their status as some of the weaker of Millennium's agents, they manage to inflict significant casualties on Hellsing's human personnel.