Characters: Millennium Nazis
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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Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita
(JP), Gildart Jackson (EN)
"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 ask for war to sweep in like a tempest leaving not even ravens to scavenge from this Earth!?"
The commanding officer of Millenium, a unit of Nazi vampires hellbent on destroying London as a revenge for the Third Reich's defeat. He is a short, fat, Aryan cyborg
, 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'll honor her.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: Averted, which is strange given his extreme love for killing.
- Ax-Crazy: Hands down the biggest example in the series.
- Badass Finger Snap: The Major really enjoys using these during his speeches and while expanding on his schemes.
- Badass Longcoat: Subverted. This longcoat-sporting guy isn't exactly badass.
- Batman Gambit: 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.
- Big Bad: Of the Manga and OVA.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He lets his minions do all the work for him. He does get into a gunfight with Integra at the end, but the only reason it's even a "fight" is because he kept missing at the beginning, and she only needed one bullet to put him down. He's that inept at shooting.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- 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: Admits that he's a warmonger through and through.
- Character Filibuster: The man sure loves war and death, that's for sure.
- 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: He's very good at this.
- Colour-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.
- Dissonant Serenity: Arguably his scariest trait. He´s raving on about war, bloodshed and fanatical nazism, but he´s always polite and gently smiling.
- 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.
- 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: As far as The Major was concerned, he got his war, he killed Alucard, he was finally able to hit his target and he got his death. The Major died a very happy man...
- 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 Integra says otherwise and likely doesn't understand what war constitutes in his mind.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The most likely reason as to why the Major doesn't take to the battlefield himself; his marksmanship leaves a lot to be desired.
- I Regret Nothing: "Excellent...this is exactly what I hoped my war would be."
- It's All About Me: When the Soviets beat back the Nazis, he was confronted with the chance at drinking blood and becoming immortal, but he rejected the offer. Why does he value humanity so much? He loathes the idea of "sharing" his existence with "ruin made flesh," because he equates that to surrender, and happily boasts about doing what Anderson and Alucard could not - retain his humanity. In his own words, "what's mine is mine alone." Not too longer later, as Integra and Seras discovered, the Major is a cyborg, and ultimately lacking in the one thing he claims would make him human - soul (replaced with gears and false blood). He is ultimately what he once called Alucard - a creature who wears "the guise of a man" while pretending to be something more. He's brimming with so much arrogance that he still proclaims his humanity even as the gears churn from his fractured body. In fact, Alucard never pretends to be a man. He wants to be killed by a man and he embellishes his role as a monster. The Major is ultimately the creature he unwittingly hates most of all. In the end, the Major acts human, but is less of a man than the monsters he fights, and is so sure of his false humanity that he refuses to see past it.
- Knight of Cerebus
- Large Ham: For starters, he gives a bombastic speech about war.
- Light Is Not Good: Dresses in a bright white suit, though he's still an evil bastard.
- Man in White
- Man of Wealth and Taste: He dresses immaculately.
- Manipulative Bastard
- Nerd in Evil's Helmet: He's a stereotypical fat, bespectacled nerd, has been described by Hirano as an "otaku", and despite his obsession with war he's personally a terrible fighter.
- Nightmare Fetishist
- No Name Given: The three "heads" of Millennium all have this going for them. Most fans refer to him as "Montana Max", based on his prototypical appearance in Coyote, to prevent confusion with another Major.
- Strangely 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.
- Older Than They Look: He's in his 80s but looks about 30. Being a Hollywood Cyborg does wonders for aging.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: To Alucard, who considers his antithesis.
- Perpetual Smiler: Even after his demise.
- Robotic Reveal
- 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.
- To Create A Playground For Evil
- The Unfettered
- Villain Antagonist
- Villainous Breakdown: Averted. He just grins away contentedly as everything burns around him. In the end, however, it's because he did not break down that ironically makes him even more of a demented lunatic, because he's convinced he's win despite Integra rightfully pointing out the flaws in his campaign.
- Villainous Valor: See Determinator above.
- Villainous Glutton
- We Can Rebuild Him
- We Have Reserves: He doesn't care how many of his soldiers die just as so long it would be a wonderful war as a result.
- White Hair, Black Heart: In the manga.
- Wicked Cultured
- Worthy Opponent: Hellsing, who are precious to him because they're the only ones worth enough to kill them. Much more so with Alucard though, as it's a feeling that's reciprocated. Despite thinking he's completely crazy, Alucard acknowledges that the Major has human attributes that Alucard is fond of, such as an iron will and fierce convictions. The Major, on the other hand, respects Alucard's power more so than anyone else.
- 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 Kirk Summation fashion. He's 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.
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 his organization'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: Barking at him like a dog, as Girlycard found out the hard way in Dawn. Particularly noticeable, considering his otherwise stoic attitude.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: In the OVA.
- Death Equals Emotion: He smiles just seconds before he dies.
- Death Seeker: During his fight against Seras, the Captain kicks a silver tooth into her hands. Pip then surmises that the Captain wants to die. This is proven further when Pip shoves the tooth into the Captain's chest; the latter could have easily transformed into mist and avoided it, but chose not to. His contented smile at his moment of death seals it.
- The Dragon: To the Major. In fact, regarding official rank within the organization, only the Major is above him in authority.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The Captain is much more chivalrous than the other members of Millennium. He shoots Heinkel non-fatally and gives her a first aid kit, then points for Integra the way to find the Major.
- Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Only known as The Captain, or in some scanlations, Hauptsturmführer.
- Extreme Doormat: To the Major.
- Final Boss: For Seras anyway.
- Go Out with a Smile: After Pip stabs him with the silver tooth.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: Heavily hinted at as he set up his own Karmic Death as state below.
- Implacable Man: In a series with being like Alucard and Anderson with their super Healing Factor, he takes this role.
- Karmic Death: The Captain, a Nazi, is killed by a tooth with silver filling or silver tooth ripped from a concentration camp prisoner.
- Which he purposely envoked.
- Lightning Bruiser: Fast, strong, and durable in all three of his forms.
- 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.
- Mr. Fanservice: He's well-built, very handsome, and also shirtless in the fight with Seras. He's generally seen as one of the most attractive characters in the manga.
- 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 Schrödinger after the little spaz lost his.
- No Shirt, Long Jacket: He's shirtless under the Badass Longcoat, as seen during his fight with Seras.
- Noble Demon: If not for his chosen employers, he'd be one of the morally better characters.
- No Name Given: The three "heads" of Millennium all have this going for them. Most fans refer to him as "Hans Günsche", based on his prototypical appearance in Desert SS.
- Oh, Crap: Not even The Stoic Captain is immune when Integra unleashes Alucard's Level Zero and releases all of his Familiars on both Millennium and the 9th Crusade. His facial expression could vary from surprised to legitimate fear and panic (which he wasn't the the only one to feel that).
- Our Were Wolves Are Different: He's immortal for one, possesses three forms, and all of them have greater physical stats than any standard human.
- Perpetual Frowner: The look on his face is only ever a grim stare. That is, until his dying breath.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's at least 155 years old by the end and looks to be in his mid fourties, which implies that werewolves in the Hellsing universe are either immortal, or incredibly long-lived.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning
- The Stoic: Never speaks a word during any of his appearances.
- Token Good Teammate: At least, compared with the other members of the Letztes Battalion.
- Token Minority: Kinda. He's the only werewolf in the entire series. In a series like this, you really think there'd be more.
- Last of His Kind: From the Dawn, Alucard was able to identify him as neither human nor vampire and muses that he thought his kind were wiped out centuries ago, so he may be this.
- 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. He doesn't even have a voice actor in the OVA.
- 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.
Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka
(JP), Marcelo Tubert (EN)
"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 Schrödinger.
First Lieutenant Zorin Blitz
Voiced by: Yoko Soumi
(JP), Helena Taylor (OVA 4, EN), Rachel Robinson (OVA 5-7, EN)
"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.
First Lieutenant Rip Van Winkle
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.
- Not that surprising if one is aware of Hirano's background, having once written hentai, though it does reinforce the 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 in the OVA but in the manga they are explained to be magic bullets.
- Breast Attack: Gets a particularly brutal one by Alucard. He took her musket and impaled her through her left breast with it. Keep in mind that her musket has no bayonet and therefor is completely blunt and impractical for stabbing, so it must've hurt much worse.
- 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.
- Exact Words: English Dub at least. When Rip Van Winkle says, "You definitely deserve everything that's coming to you" after you betrayed your crew and country to join her ranks as an immortal vampire, she'll deliver just that.
- 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: Despite being a Nazi, she does seem more approachable in comparison to her peers.
- Genre Savvy: When she fights Alucard, she did something everyone else didn't do: Freak the hell out. Luke thought he was stronger than Alucard, and Alhambra thought he was in a fair fight with Alucard, they both got killed by him. Rip knew that as soon as Alucard got near the ship, she'd have no chance and that all that awaits her is a gruesome death that there's nothing she can do about, so instead of fighting him head-on, she tries to blow up the plane he was in from a distance. And when she was forced to fight head-on, she didn't try to kill him, just knock him into the water so she could presumably escape.
- In the Dawn, we see a younger Rip in Millenium and where she encountered Alucard. She met him before and thus has an idea of what he's capable of.
- 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.
- Homing Projectile: Her magic bullets.
- Idiot Hair
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: With her musket, a blunt object.
- Interplay of Sex and Violence: Her entire death scene, which, due to Alucard taking his time with her, is shown in luxurious detail. If you only remove the blood from this image...
- Lady of War: A very giggly, psychotic one but she is one of Millennium's more cultured members, spins her musket like a color guard and compared to Zorin Blitz's approach, her fighting style is more about precision than out and out power.
- 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
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Will not hesitate to dish these out. See Even Evil Has Standards and Exact Words.
- Scary Shiny Glasses
- Shout-Out: Der Freischütz.
- Slasher Smile
- Villainous Breakdown: She starts having this when Alucard was in proximity of the ship before he even landed. Most vampires would arrogantly face Alucard before they themselves have this. She knew from the start she cannot win against him. She has faced him before as revealed in Dawn so she knew what Alucard was capable.
- 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 Schrödinger
Voiced by: Ryōko Shiraishi
(JP), Laura Bailey
"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.
- Achilles' Heel: To Alucard. As the Major reveals, Schrödinger's power of existing everywhere and nowhere at least requires him to be aware of himself. When his blood is absorbed by Alucard, his awareness is lost along the three million others the vampire just absorbed, becoming connected to them all — Alucard included. He forgets where (how?) to exist, and as a result takes Alucard with him.
- The scariest thing is: it nearly worked. It took Alucard selectively killing off every single life he'd absorbed except Schrödinger's (who still can't be killed), a process that took three decades, to finally come back into existence.
- Ambiguously Gay
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Cat Boy
- The Cat Came Back: Weaponized.
- Cats Are Snarkers: As the quote above shows, he can get away with insulting the Major!
- Chekhov's Gunman: Although a minor character, he's actually the key to defeating Alucard.
- Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Darker Yellow.
- Enfant Terrible: A Nazi kid who's just as sociopathic as his superiors.
- Humanoid Abomination
- Laser-Guided Tykebomb
- Meaningful Name: His very existence is pretty much a big Shout-Out to Schroedingers Cat.
- Mouthy Kid: Or a Bratty Half-Pint, if you ask the Doktor.
- Mr. Fanservice: He's pretty young, but it's hard to deny that he qualifies when there are pictures of him looking like THIS◊
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Apparently, Alucard did not get the hint...
- Negative Continuity: The in-story basis of his invulnerability. He's been shot more than once just appear again later.
- Nightmare Fetishist
- Non-Action Guy: In spite of his Nazi background, sociopathy and innate ability that some would state is even more overpowered than Alucard's (which is saying a lot), Schrödinger never actually engages in combat. His only known weapon is a standard issue combat knife, which is only used to decapitate himself so he can be absorbed into Alucard.
- Perky Female Minion: A male version.
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Reality Warper: His powers are limited to his own existence, but he can do quite a lot with that.
- "Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers a rather epic one to Zorin.
"Every soldier dreams of leading the charge against the foe, such is their reward. But what of a lone suffering commander, what is his reward when they fail; When they go against orders, lose men and prove themselves inept?"
- Right-Hand Cat: To the Major.
- Slasher Smile: He unleashes a nasty one upon decapitating himself.
- Staying Alive
- Taking You with Me: To Alucard, though it doesn't stick.
- Villain Teleportation: One of his powers, due to the fact that he is "everywhere and nowhere" at once.
First Lieutenant Tubalcain "The Dandy Man" Alhambra
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka
(JP), Steve Wilcox (EN)
"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
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
(Luke, JP) and Wataru Takagi
(Jan, JP), Patrick Seitz
(Luke, EN) and Josh Philips (Jan, EN)
"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.
The army of 1000 artificially created vampires from Nazi Veterans.