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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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    Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (adult) / Kaori Mizuhashi (young) (JP), Victoria Harwood (adult) / Tricia Dickson (young) (EN)

"Don't you dare question my resolve! I have already given you your marching orders, soldier! You will search and destroy! SEARCH AND DESTROY! Any resistance you encounter is to be CRUSHED! Hellsing does not run from our enemies! KILL THEM ALL! I order you to leave nothing but bloody stains in your way!"

The head of the Hellsing Organization and the last descendant of said bloodline; one of the knights of the Round Table also known as the Twelve Conventions that control the 'British Empire' in the shadows and protect the Anglican faith and the Crown. It is unknown how she lost her mother, but her father died when she was about twelve years of age. As her father lay on his deathbed, he told Integra that if she ever was caught in a bad situation and had no one else to turn to, she should head for the cells deep below the manor, where the family's "darkest legacy" was kept, to claim it as her greatest weapon and the "instrument of her salvation". She awakens Alucard with her blood when she was cornered by her evil uncle Richard Helsing, but Alucard saves her life and swears his loyalty to her. Shortly after this, Integra kills Richard Helsing and is knighted days later. She's twenty-two years old during the course of the story.

  • Action Girl: A fencer and markswoman, still kicking ass into her fifties.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: From timid and sweet young girl into cocky, rookie leader into hardened, brave and inspiring leader and mentor to the next generation.
  • Ambiguously Absent Parent: Her mother only ever alluded to is a photo in the 2003 anime in which all we know about her is that she was Indian and possibly died when Integra was at a young age (even that is unclear). But since most fans regard the anime as non-canon, it's still not clear other than she was absent before Arthur's death.
  • Ambiguously Brown: She is noticeably quite tanner compared to most of the characters seen, though whether this means she has mixed ancestry is hard to say.
    • The original anime adaptation suggested that Integra is Anglo-Indian through a photo her father Arthur had on his desk. The photo in question was of an infant Integra, held by a woman assumed to be her mother, who was as dark if not darker than Integra, but was also dressed in a sari (a female garment consisting of a long drape famously associated with women of the Indian subcontinent.) Given how Arthur was a hedonist who engaged with plenty of women and the extensive British presence in India, it's quite likely.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Double Subversion. She's physically the weakest member of the Hellsing Organization, but still a Badass Normal Lady of War, and easily the strongest human in their forces, bar Walter (who defects) and Pip (who dies).
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Apart from one occasion in OVA III, she's always dressed in a sharp suit.
  • Badass Longcoat: And occasionally with a longcoat draped over her shoulders.
  • Badass Normal: The woman can hold her own against Anderson. Yes. She has fought, and survived, against the man whom Alucard feels is his equal. She'll fight superpowered Nazi vampires with nothing but her sword. And she'll win.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Played straight until she loses her eye in the last chapters, up to that point even the blood stains she got in middle of a battle vanished from her face and long hair (that remained majestically untangled during the entire ordeal). The stains stick in the OVA, but her hair still stays strangely tidy.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Young Integra is full of surprises.
  • Bifauxnen: Subverted. Outside the fandom, Integra is never mistaken for a man in canon nor does she make any effort to act or look like one. Though she usually wears suits of a very masculine cut, a formal occasion will see her don a skirt with no comment. Everybody knows she's a lady and she seems pretty proud of this fact. It's more a case of Samus Is a Girl when she introduces herself in the beginning. Most didn't expect Sir Hellsing to be a young woman.
  • Big Good: The Leader of Hellsing and the one in charge of organizing England's defence against vampires and other things that go bump in the night.
  • Blue Blood: Mansion, butler, wealth, fancy car, fencing lessons, swanky outfits, expensive cigarillos, and an inherited title. What else could she possibly be?
  • Break the Cutie: She was adorable as a child. Then her uncle had the brilliant idea of attempting to kill her and she found a vampire in the basement...
  • Catchphrase: "Search and destroy!", an order she seems to repeat nearly Once per Episode.
  • Cigar Chomper: How she manages to speak with a cigar in her mouth is beyond us. The TV series provides some explanation for this, because in it she smokes cigarillos, through which it's a bit easier to communicate. This detail was carried over to the OVAs.
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: Or at least when she's mulling things over.
  • Colour-Coded Characters: Blue.
  • Contralto of Danger: Especially as voiced by Victoria Harwood in the English dub, Integra's voice is low, calm, and carries a natural command and gravitas. As evidenced by all the other tropes on this sheet, it suits her perfectly.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Seras occasionally. Looks out for her, gives her a Cooldown Hug, mentors her a little.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Integra's wit is as sharp as her saber. This is made more obvious in the English dub, thanks to some truly spectacular delivery on Victoria Harwood's part.
    "Your job, gentlemen, is to fight these monsters with bullets, garlic, and holy water. Put a stake through its heart, cut off its head, burn the corpse, scatter the ashes at a crossroads. For further instructions, consult Bram Stoker."
  • Death Glare: Integra glares a lot, but she really gives one to Major (emphasis on eyes, no mouth draw) after Alucard vanishes.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Suddenly sour and bitter Integra in her fifties begins to smirk and smile again after Alucard's return with a good excuse.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Gains one in the epilogue thanks to the Major shooting her eye.
  • Eye Scream: A milder example in the series. The Major shoots her in the eye as she moves in for the kill.
  • Flower Motifs: Red roses (in her manga funeral hat and her Calendar picture). The OVA makes them white.
  • Freudian Trio: Integra counts as The Superego between Seras and Alucard. She manages the both of them.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She has defending her country as a motive and she's horrified when her people are slaughtered, but she's not exactly a nice person.
  • Heroic BSoD: Not invulnerable to these, especially when Walter reveals himself as a Nazi and after Alucard disappears.
  • Hey, You!: Like Alucard, she usually only refers to Seras as "Police Girl" as well. Exceptions after Seras went overboard and slaughtered Integra's ghoul-turned men, causing Integra to give her a Cool Down Hug to calm her, when Integra "feeds" Seras, and after Seras becomes a full-on vampire.
  • Ice Queen: Cold, dour and dispassionate...most of the time. She's seen getting angry a lot, but that's mostly from atrocities being committed against her organization and/or her country. Or from Alucard riling her up.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Gives you a clue that she is cold and calculating. Her death glares are no less icy for it.
  • In Its Hour of Need: Even if seriously outnumbered, Integra stays in the destroyed London and stands her ground before reinforcement arrive. Then she goes into the Zeppelin to fight the last battle.
  • In-Series Nickname: Integra (her full name is Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, so it's justified), but also several ones (most of them she disliked): Miss Nemesis Face/Lady of Iron (by Seras), Babylon (by Anderson), Protestant Sow (by Maxwell), Beautiful Fräulein (by Major), Countess/Master (by Alucard).
  • Iron Lady: Subdues military leaders and large Church Militant groups by sheer force of personality.
  • It's All My Fault: When things go wrong, she takes responsibility. Things like her staff being slaughtered and Alucard (him being her servant) going on rampages obviously weigh upon her.
  • I Will Wait for You: Waits for Alucard after his disappearance for thirty years.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Make no mistake: Integra isn't exactly a nice person. She's icy and aloof, with an easily riled temper, and can be brutally pragmatic where needs must. But just the same, she's one of the only firmly moral characters in the entire series, keeping a solid handle on Alucard while steadfastly protecting her country and people. Nice, she almost certainly isn't, but good? Absolutely.
  • Just a Kid: Young Integra was treated this way by her uncle and Sir Penwood, though the latter was quickly corrected.
  • The Kid with the Leash: She became Alucard's master very early in life.
  • Knight Templar: Subverted. Under normal circumstances, Integra can be reasoned with and flexible in her standards. But once you attack her men, threaten her country or betray her, the gloves are off.
  • Lady and Knight: She's the Bright Lady serving Queen and Country, and Alucard is her unlikely, vampiric Dark Knight.
  • Lady in a Power Suit: Powerful leader and rarely seen out of a formal suit.
  • Lady of War: Stoic, brisk, and majestic, and she will decapitate a vampire with her rapier when pressed.
  • Large Ham: "SEARCH AND DESTROY!"
  • The Leader: Of Hellsing. She hands out the orders and makes the big decisions - especially because Alucard specifically obeys her, and no one else.
  • Leave Behind a Pistol: Leaves one for Sir Penwood, though not to use on himself. It was a parting gift of sorts to use on the vampiric Nazis.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: A couple times, such as after she pulls herself from a car-crash, decapitates the vampire who attacked her and mocks the rest, then tells them to bring it on so she can kill them.
  • Looming Silhouette of Rage: Usually when she orders Alucard to search and destroy.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Gets into a pretty serious car crash and is still able to decapitate a vampire like it's no one's business. Later, she gets shot in the eye and barely even falters.
    • She also got shot in the shoulder when she was twelve and it barely seemed to bother her. Afterward, she was even able to pick up a gun and shoot it.
  • Meet Cute: Manga only. For such a tense moment, Hirano managed to paint the meeting between Alucard and Integra in an awkwardly endearing light. This overlaps with Boy Meets Ghoul.
  • Meganekko: Played straight when she was young, subverted when she grows into an Iron Lady.
  • 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.
  • Morality Chain: To Alucard, being the person he swore to serve.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Any name with the word 'hell' in it is a name you should be weary of, but Helsing has a legacy attached.
  • Not So Stoic: She seems cold, distant, and icy, even when her life is in danger (which happens a lot as the series goes on). That is until her men or her vampires are involved. It becomes evident throughout the series that she struggles maintain her calm during a big crisis. And Alucard's disappearance reduces her, however briefly, to screaming his name in despair.
  • Odd Couple: With Alucard, but whether it's romantic or not is a shipping issue.
  • Old Master: Not in the narrative proper, but in the epilogue, she's in her fifties and can still outfence any of her soldiers.
  • 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 still has her less sane moments. Like "SEARCH AND DESTROY".
  • Oral Fixation: Especially in the OVAs, where she would spew entire sentences with a cigar in her mouth.
  • Overly Long Name: Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing.
  • Parental Abandonment: He father died when she was twelve. Her mother is never mentioned at all.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts very motherly towards Seras.
  • Power Hair: Inverted. Instead of the expected short hairstyle that her position would usually incur, she wears her lustrous hair long and loose.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: "SEARCH. AND. DESTROY!"
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair goes past her hips and she is a noblewoman.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: As long as you catch her in the right mood, she can be reasoned with. Otherwise, her attack dog (i.e. Alucard) will "search and destroy" you.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Alucard's red. Her and Maxwell seemed to have this dynamic earlier on, too.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The Convention of Twelve, of which she is a member, lords over the country and has a power grip that is only rivalled by the Vatican. Integra can order a slaughter in front of international cameras in another country without real consequences.
  • She Is the King: In the OVA, she holds the male title "Sir" instead of "Lady". Her title can be translated as Lady or Dame in the manga, because it's gender-neutral. The only characters who are known to address her as Sir are Maxwell and Anderson. Taliesin Jaffe's theory is that she holds the title of Sir is because she's a Grand Higharch of the Templars/Freemasons, and by rule there can't be a female Grand Higharch, so she would have to be recognized as a male knight in order to receive the title.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!:
    • Gives a short verbal bitch slap to Major after killing him.
    • Also gives one to Jan Valentine. With her gun.
  • Silver Vixen: In the epilogue, she basically looks the same as she does in the main story despite three decades passing. Seras, in her youthful immortality, teases her about getting wrinkles.
  • Smoking Is Cool: At least once an episode. Does she ever finish her cigarillos?
  • Spell My Name with an "S": While this isn't so much an issue in the English speaking fandom, her name has an alternative spelling Hirano gives ('Integla').
  • Stiff Upper Lip: Quite so, and something she urges Seras to maintain.
  • The Stoic: Thanks to said stiff upper lip, she holds her composure most of the time. Not always.
  • Team Mom: She acts this way sometimes in the manga, in particular as contrast to Alucard in their guidance of Seras. While he tries to be harsh, laying down the rules and teaching her practical matters in his twisted way, Integra nurtures her in own way via giving her Cooldown Hugs and feeding her (via her own blood) with more diplomacy (and sometimes, quite a lot of Les Yay). At the epilogue, she chides her like a mother would a naughty child.
  • Tranquil Fury: Her stoicism doesn't always break when she's mad.
  • Troll: It's implied that the requests she made of Sir Penwood are this. The epilogue shows that she continues the trend into her old age with Penwood's grandson.
  • Tsundere: Towards Alucard when he's being an idiot. This includes flinging the classic tsuntsun strategies "URUSAI!" and "Baka!" at him. Once even with a Luminescent Blush, verging on Suspiciously Specific Denial.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Then her uncle tried to murder her to assume control of the Hellsing family. Now, she's as ruthless as they come.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Despite being his descendant, this gets an interesting exploration considering that Integra was saved by a vampire from her only very living relative (who wanted her dead) and she ends up ordering the deaths of all her enemies without discriminating who is undead and who isn't.
  • Virgin Power: Her virginity makes her blood extra delicious, but Alucard refrains from drinking it.
  • Younger Than They Look: For most of the series, Integra's only twenty-two years old and sometimes gets treated in a condescending way because of her age.
  • Women Are Wiser: Easily the most intelligent and level-headed (usually) character in the series. Granted, it helps that most of the males in this series are Blood Knights, or a Sir Swears-a-Lot, or Large Hams or just plain Ax-Crazy. Or various combinations of the list.

    Seras "Police Girl" Victoria
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Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), K.T. Gray, Karen Strassman (Young) (EN)

"I did everything you told me... In return you're going to help me... Help me send these Nazis back to Hell!"

A cute young police officer who was caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. She was sent to investigate the mysterious disappearances in the small village of Cheddar. However, things are much worse as she finds out — a vampire masquerading as a priest had taken over the village and killed all the villagers, most of them now turned into slavering, mindless ghouls (zombies). Despite being severely outmatched, Seras refuses to back down and fights as best as she could. She was finally captured and held hostage by the vampire priest, who threatened to rape and kill her. Alucard destroys the vampire, shooting Seras through the lung in the process. After this, Seras allows Alucard to suck her blood and transform her into a vampire. She becomes his servant and is employed as one of Hellsing's soldiers soon after.

  • 11th-Hour Superpower: She uses her powers to wield a gun the size of a few buses to destroy the Major's bulletproof glass shield. She also becomes a true vampire by drinking Pip's blood.
  • Action Girl: She can wreck you both from a distance and up close.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: Goes from a shy and submissive vampire girl to a hardcore Draculina.
  • Artificial Limbs: She gains a shadow arm after she loses her real one to Zorin.
  • Badass Adorable: Being sired by the King of Vampires by default makes her the second most powerful being on the planet, as proven when she utterly tears Zorin to pieces and later squares off against the Captain and beats him, who himself was dead even against Alucard during WWII. And after everything is said and done, she's still insanely friendly and cute.
  • Badass in Distress: Occasionally, she meets foes too much for her to handle. This opens up opportunities for Pip or Alucard to help her. Then she can turn the tables, most of the time on her own terms.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Subverted when she loses her eyes and one arm during a battle. She regenerates her eyes, but her arm remains missing, replaced by a tendril of blood-shadow.
  • Berserk Button: Played for Laughs when Pip Bernadotte calls her a "freak"/"monster," or sings dirty songs near her.
  • Beware the Nice Ones:
    • Pressing her major berserk button is not a good idea. You really shouldn't have killed and insulted Pip, Zorin Blitz...
    • Also, Seras promptly goes berserk when the ghouls that Jan Valentine made out of Hellsing's initial guards swarm her until Integra intervenes. Even Integra was shocked, and she didn't flinch when held at gunpoint. She wasn't even a fully fledged vampire.
  • BFG:
    • The Harkonnen cannons. Look at the first Harkonnen compared to Walter. If you don't, long story short, Seras uses guns that are a few feet longer than she is tall.
      Pip: (about the Harkonnen II) "Your new equipment is nothing to scoff at. The Harkonnen II 30mm semi-automatic cannon. Maximum range, 4km. Gross weight, 345 kilos. We're pulling out the stops for this crowd, aren't we?"
    • And near the end it's topped with Flak 88. Which she rips up from beneath the floor.
  • The Big Girl: She may be short in stature, but vampire Seras can knock the tallest of men only their backsides with the slightest flick of her finger.
  • Boobs of Steel: The physically strongest female character in the series and has by far the largest chest.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Pip as the Brains, his extensive combat experience helping her be more effective.
  • Break the Cutie: Interestingly, despite the traumas piled upon her, Seras remains staunchly both unbroken and a cutie.
  • Casting a Shadow: Her main specialized skill after becoming a True Vampire is to use her shadow arm to form a variety of different darkness-based attacks or tactics, from spikes to a wing to illusions to a security system.
  • Cat Smile: She has one in OVA/Volume 8. This was after she drank Pip's blood, embraced true vampirism, and laid bloody waste to Zorin and her troops.
  • Character Development: She gradually accepts her vampirism as everything goes on, culminating in her turning herself in a True Vampire by drinking Pip's blood. Her relationship with Alucard also starts poorly, but it greatly improves.
  • Colour-Coded Characters: Yellow.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: Walter finds that she has no family left, which makes dealing with her new status as a vampire much simpler.
  • Cooldown Hug: Seras gets one from Integra at the end of the Valentine brothers fight to stop her from going berserk and killing all the ghoul-turned Hellsing troops.
  • Cute Bruiser: When she and Pip first met, he was incapable of taking her seriously because she's so adorable - then she knocked him flat with a single finger.
  • Cute Monster Girl: Come on, admit it — Vampire girl Seras is adorable.
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: A miniskirt, and she definitely has the danger level set.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: It's not dwelt upon much, but her childhood sucked hardcore.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She's a vampire, sired by the vampire. And you know how most vampires are portrayed (Alucard as Exhibit A). Seras, however, is sweet-natured and sunny. Even when she's become a full-fledged vampire, complete with her clothes changing from yellow to dark red, she's developed an obvious edge but remains as kindly as ever.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Though not as much as others, you can still count on her to insert a few cutting remarks here and there as the Only Sane Employee.
  • The Determinator: It was why Alucard "saved" her - in a situation with no good outcome, she never stopped trying to fight back in every way she could.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • The way a horde of male soldier ghouls grope and force Seras' legs apart during the Valentine Brothers' attack.
    • Her Lecherous Licking of the blood off Integra's finger.
  • The Dog Bites Back: After seeing the Wild Geese get mind raped and then butchered by Zorin and her men, including getting subjected to it herself, seeing Pip die at the hands of Zorin and then Zorin mocking Pip's efforts as being in vain by calling him an insect, Seras retaliates by drinking Pip's blood, becoming a full-on vampire before annihilating Zorin and her men.
  • Don't Think, Feel: During their first mission, Alucard orders Seras to use her "third eye" to snipe a fast-running target, and she frets about it being night and having no scope. His answer amounts to this.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spanish dub of the 2001 anime changes her name from Seras to "Ceres". Reasons are unknown, but it counts as an interesting reference: Ceres was the Roman equivalent of Greek goddess Demeter, and Demeter was the sailing ship Count Dracula hijacked in Bram Stoker's novel. It's also worth noting that the ending song in episode 5 is called "Song of Demeter", clearly played through Alucard's perspective.
  • Dumb Blonde: According to Pip: "She's a bit dim/dumb, but a good girl."
  • Endearingly Dorky: Infectiously endearing and cute and far too easily flustered with Pip's flirting. Following her taking ten-thousand levels in badass, she still maintains her personality making her very much a Badass Adorable.
  • Extreme Doormat: To Integra. With Alucard, it's subverted since Seras complains several times, but he's so intimidating that she closes her mouth swiftly. It doesn't stop her from sporting quite the stink-face.
  • Eye Scream: Her eyes get slashed out by Zorin before she cuts off Seras' arm. Thankfully, these get healed when she becomes a full vampire.
  • Fair Cop: Or rather, ex-cop, since she technically died in the line of duty. Not that it stops everyone referring to her as "Police Girl".
  • Foil: Believe it or not, the the most direct opposite to Alucard more so than Anderson or The Major. While the other two had opposing traits to Alucard, they were more counterparts to him than true inverses. While alive, Alucard was a zealot who believed in enforcing righteousness through force whereas Seras was a police officer and believed she had a duty to protect. Alucard kills without regard and enjoys every second of it but Seras only kills when she has to and never really takes pleasure in (unless driven by a vampire's natural blood lust that that's instinct not will). Alucard became a vampire to escape his ruin but Seras who was put through absolute hell and had every reason to give up and let death take her, still cared enough about life that she wanted to keep living. Alucard takes the blood of other's indiscriminately without care but Seras drank blood only once, reluctantly, and it was offered to her by the one she loved. Alucard's familiars are only puppets and slaves but Seras' one familiar has his own will and her partner/lover. Lastly, Alucard seeks death and wants to die a fitting end at the hands of a strong human but Seras wants to live and still has tremendous amounts of humanity left inside her.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • With the manga far closer to completion when it was developed, the Ultimate OVA got to indulge. When Alucard turns her into a vampire, for instance, she has a vague flashback to the day her parents died which Zorin "allows" her to revisit with a lot more clarity. Every now and then, generally when she's threatened or smells blood, her meek veneer shatters to reveal a monster capable of ripping enemies apart in seconds to remind us that she hasn't unlocked the majority of her power...yet. In Episode 7 of the OVA, it happens, she tears through all the remaining attackers like they were wet tissue paper, and afterwards even Father Anderson thinks twice about taking her on. It's probably not a coincidence that her clothes and eyes become and stay blood red, just like those of her master.
    • When Seras explains to Alucard that she felt drinking his blood would make her lose 'something important' inside of her, he calls her an idiot but concedes she has a point, stating that 'perhaps it's time for a vampire that does not walk alone in the night'. When she does finally drink blood, she is literally not alone because she now has Pip's soul inside her, and she keeps her humanity.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Not as much as her Master, but after she becomes a true vampire, she shifts her shadow/tendril into whatever she wants (arm or wing or swirly whip-thing). If Anderson is to be believed, even the rest of her body is just a cloak.
    "Yer eyes look just like the depths o' Hell. Shame on ye, still taking on ae human form."
  • The Heart: Kohta Hirano himself called her "the light that stands out from the darkness." Which means she brings out the hidden kindness in others. This trope makes her the most literally "heroic" in the series even though she's basically Alucard's sidekick
  • Heroic BSoD: Completely breaks down after Zorin kills Pip in OVA 7. Then she heard the insults...
  • Hidden Depths: Something that Alucard himself, of all people, points out to Walter (out of Seras' earshot, of course). There was her godawful childhood, after which she chose to be like her father and join the police. As a rookie cop, she saw her fellows slaughtered and was attacked by their corpses, then captured, molested and threatened with rape by a vampire, then mortally wounded by her rescuer. It was a closer brush with darkness than many mortals live through, and she chose to then take that darkness upon herself and become a vampire, but still defend both humanity in general and her own humanity. After all that she's endured, she wants to keep enduring rather than give up. And when Alucard is intrigued by a person's resolve, that person is worth watching - he believes she's earned immortality. Something that he believes he has not yet done himself.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Seras encounters this issue with her new vampire powers. Alucard has to tell her that she has a third eye in OVA I; she has to figure out how to use it at the right time.
  • Hunter of His Own Kind: Not that she had many options - it was clear neither Alucard not Integra were interested in arguments - but Seras has no problem at all with gunning down other vamps, and indeed would much rather do that than kill humans. To be fair though, just about every vampire she's ever met who wasn't Alucard has tried to either kill or rape her. And were just a piece of shit all together.
  • I Hate You, Vampire Dad: In the first anime, there is no love lost between Seras and Alucard. In the manga, he just scares the crap out of her. But at the same time, she looks to him as a sort of teacher and becomes visibly distraught whenever he's seriously (or seemingly) injured or killed. By her own admission, he is the closest thing she's got to a guide and anchor in this bizarre new world, and she doesn't want to face it alone.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Could give Alucard a run for his money, given that we see her shooting down V1 rockets and firing at targets separated from her by walls and floors and still hitting them.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Police Girl" (by the author himself, used by most characters).
  • Insult of Endearment:
    • Alucard refers to her as "Police Girl", at first mocking, and later with respect and affection.
    • Pips refers to her as "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.
  • Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: The light to Integra's dark. Yes, even though she's a vampire and Integra is a religious knight, Seras is just so cute and friendly she becomes the light instead of dark.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While she's already stronger and faster than a normal human after becoming a full vampire, she starts moving so fast that Millennium vampires, who can dodge bullets, can't react in time.
  • Living Forever is No Big Deal: Unlike Alucard, who feels that immortality is downright a curse, Seras takes it all in a remarkably nonplussed stride. Maybe once the centuries wear on her she might start to feel differently, but as of right now she just takes it with a positive attitude.
  • Looming Silhouette of Rage: Zorin, you dun goofed.
  • Lovely Angels: With Integra in Volumes 9 and 10.
  • Man Bites Man: Vampire Bites Vampire! Hope you didn't need that arm, Zorin!
  • Meaningful Name: Translated from Latin, her name means "Bringer of Victory". On multiple occasions, her actions are what provides Integra or Alucard the opening they need to win the fight.
  • Morality Pet:
    • Acts as this throughout the series. Honestly, if it weren't for Seras, Integra and Alucard would be a lot less sympathetic. She literally brings out the best (however miniscule) in both of them.
    • Same with Walter (especially after he turns traitor) and Pip Bernadotte. Not for nothing Kohta Hirano himself called her "the light that stands out from the darkness." She brings out the hidden kindness in almost everyone. Those who lack kindness, well...
  • More Dakka: Harkonnen II. A pair of thirty millimeter cannons (same size as the rounds used by the GAU-8 Avenger in the A-10 Warthog) belt fed from a backpack, and fires out shells like a machine gun.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Occasionally her breasts and buttocks get more focus than necessary. It even gets lampshaded in-series. Though considering her design and compared to many other examples of this trope, she's pretty tame considering we don't see any scenes of her naked or undressed.
    • Her first meeting with Sir Penwood in the OVA is a loose combination between Ass Kicks You and Crash-Into Hello, with emphasis on Seras' backside.
  • Never Hurt an Innocent: Seras doesn't want to kill normal humans, especially humans who don't know what they're up against. In the series, her targets are restricted to ghouls and the supernatural troops of Millennium, in direct contrast with Alucard killing everything in his way... and anything adjacent to his way...
  • Nice Girl: Remains the one ray of kind-hearted and good-natured sunshine in this franchise, even after becoming a True Vampire.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: What she does to Zorin Blitz, culminating in leaving behind a red smear on the wall.
  • No Name Given: It's not that the characters insist on calling her Police Girl, but that Kohta Hirano didn't have a name for her until deadlines demanded him to change that at the end of the first volume. She was 'Police Girl' to him when he made the character. Then she became Seras Victoria.
  • Non-Human Sidekick: To Alucard, Integra and Walter usually as an extra help. She's held as equal on the part of others.
  • Not Afraid to Die: Unlike most variations of this trope where the character knows they can or will die but they are unafraid of it, Seras is unafraid because she knows she can't. Ever. In fact, she's incapable of feeling fear, and to her credit, her chances of dying are about the same as Alucard's...
  • Now That's Using Your Teeth!: How she tears off Zorin's arm. Also part of how she kills the Captain, by immobilizing him and keeping him within reach of the silver tooth.
  • Ship Tease: Seras gets some of this with Pip, during the battle against Zorin Blitz that ends up sinking as Pip is killed. However the two do share a kiss in Pip's last moments.
    • Even Word of God has stated there are deeper feelings between her and Alucard.
  • Shounen Hair: What's going on with the hair down her neck? Cosplayers have replicated the look with varying degrees of success.
  • Shout-Out: The name of Seras' main weapon comes from Dune. Hirano jokingly compared the Harkonnen II's design to the Dendrobium Orchis.
  • Sidekick: To Alucard, Integra, and briefly Walter.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Debatable in the manga how much or how long Seras likes Pip before the attack on Hellsing HQ, but the reader doesn't see them get along or learn of their feelings till after Pip reveals his Hidden Heart of Gold. It's heavily implied in the OVA though, particularly OVA 7's Creative Closing Credits. A Photo Montage reveals the two fought like cats and dogs until Pip made an effort to be polite with her in Rio de Janeiro. From then on, they got along much better and seemed to grow more respectful. Considering Pip usually started/escalated fights by pushing her buttons, it's likely Seras didn't come around until he Took a Level in Kindness toward her. At the very least, his nobler qualities seem to be what attract her, not the "bad boy" mercenary persona. Kohta Hirano stated that if Seras wasn't a vampire and Pip wasn't a mercenary, "they would be the perfect couple, everyone would be envious of."
  • Slasher Smile: When she's pissed off, ohhhh boy. She takes it from her sire, that's for sure.
  • Small Girl, Big Gun: She is frequently shown waving around her 30mm artillery rifle which is longer than she is tall. Later in the manga, she starts shooting down zeppelins using a pair of those rifles like machine guns. Yes, Small Girl, More Dakka! And Akimbo! Near the end of the manga, she picks up an 88mm artillery cannon and fires it ''off the shoulder'' into the Major's face.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it Seras, Ceres, or Serouss?
  • The Squadette: She is the only female Hellsing officer in all appearances.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: In Ultimate 7, "Zakuro" by Suilen plays while Seras drinks Pip's blood to underscore both her transformation and her defeat of Zorin's forces.
  • Tomboy: When she was young. Though she still shows signs of it given that she choose police work as her occupation.
  • 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.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Becomes the second strongest vampire in the series after she drank Bernadotte's blood.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Lost the people closest to her not once, not twice, not three times, but four times.
  • True Sight: The way she usually uses what Alucard refers to as "the third eye" - she can see through darkness, over long distances and - with some strength of will - past illusions.
  • Troll: Following the 30-year timeskip, she takes every opportunity to tease Integra she can get, especially about her age. Something that she likely acquired from her sire, though unlike with Alucard who can be downright mean-spirited, she still maintains her fun and friendly personality.
  • Undeathly Pallor: While she was already fair-skinned to begin with, her skin becomes noticeably paler after becoming a full-fledged vampire.
  • Unstoppable Rage: When she snaps, such as during the Valentine Brothers' assault and Zorin Blitz's assault.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: Following the timeskip, she too gains the ability to shapeshift into any form, though she primarily uses it to tease Integra.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: A "Well Done Daughter" Girl version. Seems to be anxious to win Alucard's approval of her merits. After killing Zorin, she got just that.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: She points out to Alucard in OVA II that the SWAT team he massacred were just ordinary humans doing their jobs. It's perhaps the one time Alucard ever feels compelled to defend his actions - saying that they tried to kill her and him first, so killing them right back is the only course - but she remains unconvinced.
  • Wound That Will Not Heal: It's ambiguous if her missing arm is one. Even thirty years later, the limb has yet to regrow. However, her eyes were healed while it wasn't, and she displayed an ability to regenerate her other arm shortly after, even with only one soul inside her.
  • Your Eyes Can Deceive You: Her human eyes, according to Alucard, when he is teaching her to use her new senses.

    Walter C. Dornez
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Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (old) / Daisuke Namikawa (young adult) / Romi Park (teenager) (JP), Ralph Lister (old) / Liam O'Brien (young adult) / J.D. Stone (teenager) (EN)

"Oh dear, I missed... I guess I'm not as spry as I used to be. My name is Walter Dornez, butler to the Hellsing family and former master vampire hunter. I highly recommend pissing yourself, followed by a course of praying to your impotent god."

Integra's butler and also the retired retainer of the Hellsing Family. He is known as the "Angel of Death", due to his incredible fighting prowess and skill with manipulating ultra-thin wires that can cut nearly anything to ribbons. Don't be fooled by his elderly appearance — to this day, he can still prove to kick a lot of undead ass.

  • Affably Evil: To Integra and Seras after his betrayal. He's relieved that Integra is willing to send Alucard after him so he can finally fulfill his lifelong obsession and exchanges words of encouragement with Seras before his last fight.
  • All for Nothing: His laughter at Alucard's demise can only turn to bitter tears as he realizes that he had sacrificed his entire life and betrayed Hellsing for nothing whatsoever; he failed to kill Alucard, let alone best him, and the Major never even expected that Walter would succeed.
  • Almighty Janitor: Straight up one of the best fighters in entire the series. Among the Hellsing staff, the only person who outclasses him is Alucard. He's Sir Integra's butler.
  • Always Second Best: To Alucard. During their final confrontation, Alucard even rubs it in Walter's face by stating that if Anderson couldn't defeat him, then a "brat" like Walter never could. Of course, this blatantly implies that Walter wasn't even second best, but third best behind Anderson, who Alucard views as his true rival and Worthy Opponent.
  • Ambiguous Start of Darkness: It is unclear when or why exactly he defected to Millenium. Sir Irons suspects it could have been as early the Warsaw incident when he first made contact with Millenium, but it seems somewhat unlikely given how Alucard assures they destroyed the facility together. Given what Alucard says of Walter, it may be that while Millenium continued to keep tabs on him, Walter only truly betrayed Hellsing once he realized that he was getting older and that time was running out.
  • And Then What?: It is unclear what he would have done even if he did manage to best Alucard. Given how despondent he becomes after managing to outlive Alucard, he probably never thought that far ahead.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: Although he first exalts in Alucard's demise, he then breaks down crying, realizing none of it was worth it.
  • Aside Glance: Can give these from time to time, especially when something silly is going on.
  • Badass Bookworm: He's the tech guy who makes Alucard and Seras' weapons and a master monster hunter.
  • Battle Butler: To the Hellsing family. Next to Alucard, he's probably the strongest fighter they have to offer, and he rips an entire hallway full of Jan Valentine's ghouls to bloody pieces.
  • Battle Couple: Not a romantic one, but Young Walter and Girlycard (female version of Alucard) can be included here.
  • Bishōnen: During his younger days.
  • Blood Knight: Don't let his contained, reliable old retainer persona fool you. Walter relishes in the slaughter of his enemies. This also serves to make him fairly creepy when we are shown glimpses of the bloodlust that shimmers beneath his well-kept outward persona. He's always quite happy to observe Alucard's rampages. Even more so when he was a kid, since he didn't even bother to hide it. Kid Walter was a vicious little bastard, complete with Slasher Smile and disconcerting evil laughter.
  • Break the Haughty: 14-year old Walter thinks he's utterly invincible, with relatively good reason too, being already called "the Angel of Death" and Arthur is confident he will not be defeated by the likes of the Nazis. However, the Captain shows just how out of his league he is by completely picking him apart in battle. This realization of his weakness is likely the reason of his defection to Millenium among others.
  • …But He Sounds Handsome: His praising whoever orchestrated the attack as a "tactical genius" can come across as this if Walter worked for Millennium before the series started and/or leaked information for the Valentine Brothers' attack on Hellsing.
  • The Butler Did It: Turns out to be the traitor in Hellsing's ranks, who allowed the Valentine brothers to infiltrate Hellsing's HQ and basically facilitated the Major's master plan in every way, just to get his shot at taking down Alucard.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Holds the distinction of being the only non-supernatural/biologically augmented member of the cast who still nonetheless has easily superhuman abilities.
  • Child Soldier: Walter was barely 14 years old when he fought against Millennium in WWII, cutting bloody swathes through Nazis and ghouls right alongside Hellsing's Juggernaut, Alucard. And it's implied that he had been fighting vampires long beforehand. However, it is deconstructed in that he is psychologically vulnerable and physically outmatched by more experienced and powerful beings. The Captain easily overpowers him through sheer experience and physical might, and the Major sways him over to his side with promises of power and approval.
  • Colour-Coded Characters: Dark purple.
  • The Confidant: From time to time, he and Alucard would have personal conversations over a wide range of topics. Most telling were those dealing with the women of Hellsing, idle discussion of Alucard's immortality, and concern about Walter's advancing old age. The talks gave an impression the two were close and could share topics they wouldn't with Integra and Seras. All the more reason for Alucard's intense rage when Walter revealed his betrayal.
  • Cool Old Guy: 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 old part.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Walter is the main character of The Dawn, which focuses on the time Alucard and he spent fighting Millennium in WWII era Warsaw and will almost certainly detail the circumstances of Walter's betrayal.
  • Deadly Upgrade: Gets an even more powerful - and deteriorating - upgrade as vampirized Walter, who's only stable in this 14-year-old form.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He enjoys utilizing this against friend and foe alike, sniping out insults that are often hard to distinguish from compliments. However, some of his snipes and snarking become less funny when it's revealed that Walter is the traitor who's been feeding Millennium information and assistance all along.
  • Death Equals Redemption: After Alucard's passing, he tracks down and kills the Doctor when he is escaping, destroying the Doctor's research and destroying the remains of Mina Harker (and giving her a long-overdue Mercy Kill in the process). And allows himself to finish dying, while smoking a cigarette, bidding farewell to Integra.
  • Dying as Yourself: He returns to his kind, warm grandfatherly persona as he dies.
  • Evil All Along: It's eventually revealed that Walter's been planning to betray the Hellsing organization ever since World War II.
  • Evil Costume Switch: Walter's post-vamping ensemble.
  • Expy: His character and skills, particularly in his younger version, are meant to resemble Aki Setsura from Hideyuki Kikuchi's Demon City Blues novel series. Kouta Hirano is a declared fan of the work and made it as a personal Homage.
  • 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.
  • Foil: He may be Alucard's most powerful one, both being cautionary tales against letting an obsession consume you. Like Vlad Tepes, Walter sacrificed his whole to life towards one cause and they both failed, Vlad defeated and executed at the hands of his fated enemies while Walter failed to kill Alucard. Young Walter and young Vlad even look identical.
  • Foreshadowing:
    • On the day young Integra is forced to wake Alucard up from his torpor to protect her against her murderous uncle and his goon squad, Walter is nowhere to be found. Sir Islands later mentions that he had forewarned Walter of the danger to Integra's life, but Walter still inexplicably chose not to act on it. It seems Walter wanted Integra to wake him, and this was his way of forcing her hand.
    • There's also a second instance when Alucard explains just who Millennium really are and about his and Walter's own chequered past with them. At no point prior to this does Walter ever acknowledge that he is familiar with Millennium or that he fought them before, and only acquiesces after some prodding from Alucard. He claims he'd forgotten because it was so long ago, but...
    • The third instance is actually displayed throughout his appearances before his betrayal, where he bemoans his old age and how he's not as skilled or remembered as he used to be, longing for the glory days of vampire hunting. It would foreshadow his motivation to join Millennium to have one last bout with the ultimate vampire, Alucard.
  • Freudian Excuse: He was sick and tired of always being second best to Alucard (who overshadowed him without effort), and of having to clean up after his apathetic, womanizing boss. It's possible that he also had major issues from being a Child Soldier during WWII, and was fed up with Arthur and Alucard being unappreciative jerks, as seen in The Dawn. It is of little surprise that the Major is able to sway him over with only a few words of praise and approval for his talents.
  • Friendly Enemy: He is rather polite even to enemies like Jan Valentine. Even after turning his cloak, he accepts Seras' well-wishes before she and Integra go off to confront the Major, and he wishes her well in turn.
  • 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. See Death Equals Redemption.
  • Heel Realization: After Alucard dies he realizes what a fool he was for betraying everyone, he undergoes a Heel–Face Turn and kills the Doctor.
  • Hidden Depths: Hands up who suspected of his skills the first time you saw him?
  • Hope Spot: Invoked. He tells Seras that he's attacking them because Millennium kidnapped and brainwashed him and turned him into a vampire soldier to take them out...then adds "That's what you hoped I would say, isn't it?"
  • Inexplicably Awesome: While Anderson is explicitly described as a artificially enhanced human, Walter's Charles Atlas Superpower as well his inhuman usage of wires is never explained. He is indicated by Arthur to have already been a seasoned vampire hunter by the time he was 14, but it is never clarified on how he was trained or how he came into service of the Hellsing family.
  • In-Series Nickname: "Shinigami Walter". The Angel of Death. The Grim Reaper.
  • Kick the Dog: He stomps on Anderson's ashes only moments after his death. And calls him garbage for dying. Right in front of Heinkel, Yumie, and all of the other Iscariot priests whom Anderson raised as his children. Alucard, Integra, and Seras are all equally infuriated and disgusted by this action. Then Walter slices poor Yumie into pieces when she tries to avenge her mentor's desecration.
  • The Lancer: Back when he was partnered solely with Alucard. Now, he's more of The Smart Guy.
  • Made of Iron: Taking punches from the Captain and staying intact, let alone conscious, definitely qualifies.
  • Mirror Character: To 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. And is the biggest reason Alucard is PISSED when he learns that he's betrayed him and the Hellsing Organization.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The Dawn implies this to be the reason he sided with Millennium. Arthur and Alucard really did not treat him well, from what little we see of the Orphaned Series.
  • The Mole: For Millennium.
  • 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".
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: We never learn what the C stands for.
  • Not Quite Flight: In The Dawn, he paraglides out of a plane under a cloud of his wires.
  • One Last Smoke: How he goes out.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Much to his frustration. No matter what he does, he could just never escape Alucard's shadow.
  • People Puppets: Can inflict this after regaining his youth, stringing up Luke Valentine from the inside out to control him, and does the same to the Black Hound of Baskerville.
  • Pet the Dog: Even as a traitor working for Millennium, it's implied that Walter genuinely respected and might have even been fond of both Integra Hellsing and Seras. He never once takes any action to directly harm Integra despite having many opportunities over the course of decades to assassinate her with her unknowingly at his mercy. And he seemed genuinely enraged when Sir Irons put the blame on Integra for the Valentines' invasion and spoke on her behalf, which he had no reason to do so whatsoever especially as a traitor. In the same token, Walter never takes any action to attack Seras either directly or indirectly and his last words to her are spoken with genuine fondness. It should be noted that when he created Alucard's and Seras' new weapons, he put a trap in Alucard's that allowed Millennium to explode it from a distance...but never puts any kind of trap in Seras'.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Alucard points out that he never truly grew past his teenage years of wanting to prove himself to be better than anyone else. Walter simply couldn't stand the idea of fading away by old age when he knew he had the resources to rejuvenate himself and go out with a bang.
  • Razor Floss: To the point he provides the Trope's Image. Is his trademark weapon, stored in his gloves. Walter has three versions of his gloves, two pairs like normal gloves (in white and black) and a fingerless pair.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Jan Valentine before bringing out his wires. Gets a powerful one from Alucard at the end of volume/episode 9.
  • Retired Badass: He used to fight on the front lines with Alucard, but now serves as Integra's butler and only participates in combat when the manor itself is threatened. And then he comes out of retirement to be deaged and vampirized.
  • Rival Turned Evil: He considered himself Alucard's rival (Alucard for his part decidedly did not) and betrayed Hellsing and joined up with Millennium in order to take a shot at killing Alucard.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Half the glasses, double the scary-shininess.
  • Slasher Smile: Tends to sport a rather unsettling one whenever there's violence to be had.
  • Servile Snarker: Basically Alfred with extensive combat training and superhuman physical prowess in terms of demeanor and role at the beginning of the story.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Young Walter thinks so.
  • Smug Super: Definitely this when he was younger.
  • Suicidal Overconfidence: Tends to indulge in this a bit. He finds himself quite out of his depth when confronting Millenium, whom he at first assumes to be a group of low-level vampires, and his subsequent fight against the Captain goes about as well as a child against a trained soldier.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Tall? Yes. Dark? Yes. Snarky? Oh yes.
  • Traitor Shot: In hindsight, if Walter was working for Millennium all along, many of his aside glances throughout the series could be this, especially when other characters discuss Millennium around him.
  • Unexplained Recovery: The last we see him in The Dawn, he is locked in a room by Alucard facing down a transformed Captain. Given how he didn't stand a chance against him even in his human state, it seems rather unlikely that Walter could have defeated the Captain in battle. It is more likely that the Captain rather spared him out of mercy or for future involvement in the Major's plans.
  • Waistcoat of Style: Always sports a waistcoat regardless of location or age.
  • Walking Spoiler: Walter is much more important than he seems at first, if the number of spoiler tags here is anything to go by.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: Athleticism, quickness and toughness aside, his practical fighting skills are limited to his wires, yet he uses them in a creative number of ways.
  • With Friends Like These...: Implied to be part of the reason he might have made a deal with Millennium in The Dawn, where Alucard and Arthur really don't treat him well. The Hedonist Arthur drinks and womanizes in the luxury of his mansion while Walter risks his life in Warsaw (which Sir Islands calls him out on), and Alucard leaves him to fend for himself against an opponent he has little hope of winning against. Yikes.

    Pip Bernadotte

Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata, Hiromi Igarashi (Young) (JP), Yuri Lowenthal, Karen Strassman (Young) (EN)

"Oh, the inequity! Damn you, bourgeoisie! Damn you!"

The captain of the Wild Geese mercenaries, who are hired by Hellsing after the entire Hellsing forces were wiped out by the Valentine Brothers. Bernadotte is cynical, snarky, and a pervert, but he's also a cunning strategist and very proficient in the art of war.

  • Back from the Dead: Seras lets his soul have a lot more autonomy and will, meaning that he quite literally lives on inside her.
  • Badass Normal: Being an ordinary human with extensive combat skills in a world full of vampires and suped up humans.
  • Blood Knight: Acts like he's Only in It for the Money, but according to him and his grandfather, his family all became mercenaries for "the fun of it".
  • Boy Meets Ghoul: Integra has the Wild Geese meet Seras as the first example of a vampire. Overlaps with Meet Cute.
    • Word of God is that Pip and Seras would make for a cute couple (as seen here), had things been different. But with him being a lifelong Merc and her being an undead blood-sucker... well, things really wouldn't work for them.
    • 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." It's not exactly sure what it means though given Pip's childhood and what happened to his father, that could be a hint.
  • Braids of Action: A truly majestic one long enough to reach all the way down his back.
  • Brains and Brawn: With Seras as the Brawn. Pip is more tactical and experienced in battle, so he helps Seras pinpoint where to most effectively use her vampiric strength.
  • The Captain: Of the Wild Geese. Just like his grandfather before him, they are undyingly loyal to Pip and follow him into battle with a zealousness that can only come from great leadership. After Seras' absorbed his soul, the survivors of the Wild Geese saluted her, recognizing that his soul resided within her now.
  • Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys: Averted. Pip has many flaws but willingness to surrender instead of going down fighting isn't one of them.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: For all that he teases Seras, he'd never do anything to hurt her even if he could.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Dark green.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Pip's one for sure. He knows for a fact that his men don't stand a chance fighting close range, so he ultimately relies on Seras' More Dakka, landmines, claymores and general trickery to win battles. He wipes out 80% of Zorin's forces during her strike. Shown earlier when he simply disguises himself as an enemy soldier and secure an extraction by going Straight for the Commander and using the chaos to steal a helicopter.
  • Deadpan Snarker:
    "A vampire, drinking wine in an airplane, flying to Rio de Janeiro in broad daylight? The stories have got it all wrong."
  • The Determinator: Wooden shrapnel in the gut and getting his legs shot at did not stop him from trying to carry Seras away from Zorin to escape. Only when he gets stabbed with her scythe does he fall. Even then it doesn't completely kill him.
  • Disappeared Dad: Pip's father died fighting in Colombia, meaning his mother and grandfather looked after him as a kid.
  • Double Entendre: Very fond of using these.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: After becoming Seras' familiar he gains: eternal life, enhanced strength, can talk mentally with Seras, and can be manifested at anytime.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier if French: Subverted - Seras doesn't find him attractive because he's French.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Lost his left eye during a gig, so he wears one. Never takes it off.
  • A Father to His Men: Looks out for his men and refuses to leave them behind.
  • Foil: He is a very interesting and striking example of one to the Major. Pip finds fighting for fun vile, while the Major just loves everything about war. Both are able to inspire Undying Loyalty from the troops under their command, but while the Major used his men as tools for his plans, Pip genuinely cares about the Wild Geese, and does everything he can to get them out of a situation alive. Both can give very rousing speeches, but Pip's can often be short and sweet, while the Major will just drone on and on. Heck, even in regards to how they treat vampires, the differences are pretty striking. The Major refused vampirism because of how proud he is of his "humanity" and didn't like the idea of "sharing his life with another", as he puts it. Pip willingly lets Seras, the woman he loves, drink his blood, letting her become a true vampire, and is able to retain his free will even when he is her familiar.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: When Seras drinks his blood, he exists within her body and manifests occasionally as a shadow in her arm.
  • The Gadfly: To Seras, at least at first. He kept singing bawdy songs during training.
  • Genius Bruiser: He's good at physical fighting, but is more likely to use well-executed tactics to gain the upper hand. Its possible that becoming Seras' familiar was also his plan after becoming mortally wounded as it would not only make Seras' more powerful, it kept him from being completely dead.
  • Guile Hero: The defenses that he sets up against Millennium succeed in stopping them dead (no pun intended) in their tracks until Zorin uses her illusion powers to distract him and the others long enough for Millennium to get around them and into the Hellsing building.
  • Handicapped Badass: He lost his eye on the field, but it didn't slow him down.
  • The Heart: To Seras and his mercenaries, he keeps them grounded and motivated.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Is alright with giving up his life to save Seras. He comes back.
  • Hey, You!: Like Alucard and Integra before him, Pip refuses to call Seras by name, even after she corrects him. He only does so while giving her a Rousing Speech about avenging London, and after successfully stealing a kiss.
  • Hidden Depths: The rough-talking mercenary in the beginning of OVA III didn't survive on combat alone. The tactics he pulls off in the series help keep people alive.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: According to the credits of one of the episodes he was fairly rude to Seras, but he genuinely cares for his men and by OVA VI his speech on how much he feels that all of the battle is wrong and his looking out for Seras show otherwise.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He says right out that he hates London for its stuffiness, and he won't mourn it when it's gone — but he loves the people of London, and he won't let Millennium get away with massacring them.
  • Ladykiller in Love: While there aren't any details, Seras was not the first woman to catch his eye, yet after he met her, she's the only one he's seen trying to steal kisses from.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Subverted in Pip's case. We've seen him in at least three different outfits besides his mercenary apparel. Including a bright pink t-shirt that he wore to see the Queen of England.
  • Made of Iron: Poor guy gets attacked again and again by Zorin and her mooks, including getting stuck with wooden shrapnel in an explosion. It takes several bullets to his torso and being stabbed straight through the back by Zorin's scythe to finally bring him down, and he's able to light a cigarette and give one last Rousing Speech before he kicks the bucket. It doesn't stick.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Hirano made hentai with him.
  • Nice Hat: Wears an Australian slouch hat.
  • Not Quite Dead: He exists inside Seras, enough to have her complain when he starts smoking inside her.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: He's a bit crude, but he's a amicable charmer, a very competent leader, and his heart is in the right place.
  • Only in It for the Money: He says that being a mercenary, he says that money — even just a few cents — is his only real reason for fighting (until he meets Seras, that is) because fighting just because it's fun would be vile to admit and no one would let him do it. Just like all the men in his family going back to his "grandfather's grandfather's grandfather".
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers one against pretty much the entire Nazi regime during the battle with the Captain, regarding all of the wealth they stole and that Millennium is using to fund their operation.
    Pip: "Disgusting, no? It's plunder from when they ransacked Europe half a century ago. These bastards shook out whole countries like piggy-banks, taking everything of value. No matter how small. Everything from gold ingots and wads of cash down to pocket watches and gold teeth. The fearsome Schutzstaffel. They think they're Nietzsche's wet dream, but they're just vultures picking at the dead. They're a bunch of misfits who think war is some kind of costume ball. The invincible army? The knights of steel? What a pack of losers."
  • Rousing Speech: Gives a fountain of them to Seras and his men, and never fails to motivate.
  • The Smart Guy: His plan to counter the attack on Hellsing HQ demonstrates a three-layered perimeter defence that successfully holds off the enemy forces. Seeing as said enemy forces are Nazi vampires who would slaughter them all if they managed to come within close range as Pip admitted, it demonstrates his experience and cunning with tactics. This is just one instance.
  • Sacrificial Lion: We know him long enough that his death does a huge emotional number on everyone and allows Seras to achieve her true vampire power. It's subverted in that Pip's soul and consciousness survives within Seras' and he can be summoned as a familiar.
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Sports an impressively classy red scarf.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Near every scene of his is having him smoke a cigarette. Even after his soul becomes Seras' familiar. She tells him to refrain from smoking when he is stored inside her, but he still does.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": "Bernadotte," "Bernadette" or "Vernadead"?
  • This Is Unforgivable!: What Millennium does to London. Says as much to motivate Seras in a Rousing Speech.
  • Turn Out Like His Father: Pip's career path as a mercenary goes back for several generations and it appears most males come to the same conclusion Pip did, just like Pip's grandfather predicted. Pip's own father died during a mercenary job trying to earn some cash to help raise Pip when his mother was pregnant.
  • True Love Is Exceptional: A perverted human mercenary that used to frequent cabarets and cathouses falls for sweet, innocent, virginal, (and erotophobic) vampire girl Seras Victoria. Go figure.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: At the beginning, as a mercenary who enjoys killing for the sake of it and has no problem murdering masses of cops and blowing up their bases with bystanders present. Sheds this at the end.
  • When She 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 whose greatest accomplishment was defeating Count Dracula. After he captured and enslaved Dracula, he founded the Hellsing Organization as a means of fighting the vampire threat.

  • Adaptation Name Change: His surname is recognized and written as Helsing, with only a single l, as like from the source novel. However, the organization bearing his name, Hellsing, is written with two l's. This is actually a case of Kohta Hirano doing his research. A number of businesses and organizations established during the Victorian era and before underwent minor name changes throughout the Industrial Revolution, due to the advent of new printing technology making record-keeping significantly more streamlined. Though most of said changes were the results of irreversible errors and mistakes, some were altered for registration purposes.

  • Badass Normal: Van Helsing was a normal human who defeated Dracula at his best in an implied Curb-Stomp Battle, and the reason Alucard thinks Humans Are Special.
  • Badass Longcoat: One appropriate for his era. It would later become Alucard's.
  • Cool Old Guy: He was in his old age when he defeated Dracula.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: It's unclear how, or how accurate it is, but in Alucard's dream he doesn't even looked winded. It's implied he had help (given he destroyed Dracula's castle) but that he was still the one to ram a stake into Dracula's heart is a miracle.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Again, this normal human old man managed to defeat Dracula when he was at the height of his power.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: A rare heroic example, when he looms over Dracula just as he's about to drive the stake into the vampire's chest.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Alucard is so traumatized over his defeat by Van Helsing that he has a nightmare about it and is in tears when he wakes up.
  • Nice Hat: It's Van Helsing, of course he'd have one. It would later become Alucard's.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never explained or implied (despite the flashback) how Abraham alongside Johnathon Harker, Lord Godalming, and Quincy Morris (although Dr. Seward is missing, for some reason) managed to defeat and enslave Dracula. All that is stated is that Dracula went all out, Quincy died, Mina escaped, and Abraham managed to strike such fear and respect into the old Count that this single human haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and made him weep blood. No matter how you cut it, this man is badass. Regardless of whether or not it was a team effort, it's clear that Van Helsing was the key figure.
  • Our Founder: Founded the Hellsing Organization.
  • Respected by the Respected: Alucard respects him. That should be all you need.
  • World's Strongest Man: He beat Dracula at his very best in a Curb-Stomp Battle.

    Arthur Hellsing

Voiced by: Chikao Ohtsuka (old) / Daisuke Namikawa (young) (JP), John E. Breen (EN)

"Alucard is too powerful of a drug to be used as anything more than the occasional medicine."

Integra's father and former leader of Hellsing. He oversaw and personally conducted the operation during World War II where Walter and Alucard raided Millennium's headquarters in Warsaw, Poland.

  • The Alcoholic: Takes his tea with whiskey.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: With as much of a womanizing alcoholic as he was, Arthur was a very competent administrator of the Hellsing organization.
  • The Casanova: At least in his younger days, he was quite the womaniser.
  • The Chessmaster: He's the one responsible for Alucard's eldritchian state and he gave Integra the clues to unlock Alucard's seal.
  • Dented Iron: He was apparently a bit of a sickly man by the time Integra was born and was bedridden often. Looks like everything he did in his youth caught up to him by the time he was in his middle age.
  • Entertainingly Wrong: During WWII, Arthur waxes to Sir Irons/Islands just how powerful Battle Butler Walter is, despite being Just a Kid, and that the Millenium basically has no chance against him. Meanwhile in Warsaw, not only does his arrival completely unfaze the Major; Walter is quickly overwhelmed by the Captain and is only saved at the last minute by Alucard.
  • The Hedonist: Arthur seemed to care more about drinking and sleeping around than his duties, at least when he was a young man.
  • Hidden Depths: Beyond being a Bunny-Ears Lawyer, he was the one who ended up realizing a powerful truth about Alucard, something he told to Integra (and Walter who was also there.) He described to Integra his own views on immortal monsters like Alucard, which is the quote in the front page Given how many people view Alucard, both working with him and against him, it says alot how he was able to look past the layers of violence and bloodlust, especially since Integra shares the same view. Given Alucard's behavior and thoughts (and extending to other immortals like the Captain of Millennium), Arthur's epiphany that the immortal monsters his family hunts down are actually "frail, sobbing children" is entirely correct.
  • Older and Wiser: He had outgrow his womanizing and hedonism by the time he was a family man.
  • The Patriarch: Of the Hellsing family.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He grew up to become this in his older years, especially in knowing Alucard is too powerful to be unleash.
  • Really Gets Around: Or he would, if Walter and Sir Islands would stop scaring away his "guests."
  • Slasher Smile: When explaining about the vampires and ghouls in The Dawn.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He certainly grew quite a fair bit, given how he acts in his older years. Also a fair bit wiser too.
  • Torture Technician: This is the man who turned Dracula into Alucard. Heavily implied that it involved lots of experiments and torture.
  • Trash of the Titans: When Walter isn't around to pick up after him.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: In Hellsing: The Dawn, Arthur was known to be an apathetic womanizing drunk who sent Walter C. Dornez, his most prized subordinate and loyal butler, on a plethora of missions slaying undead in addition to having him serve as a Child Soldier during WWII alongside the condescending and unappreciative Alucard. This treatment led to Walter being fed up with Hellsing and siding with Millennium during the attack on Warsaw, which culminated in Alucard's eventual revival and Millennium's attack on London.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Sir Islands really lets him have it after he discovers Arthur is drinking and inviting girls over in his warm, comfy mansion when Walter and Alucard are out risking their lives in Warsaw.

Alternative Title(s): Hellsing Organization