- When Pip was expressing his disgust and anger for Millennium's attack on London's innocent civilians, he was able to observe the damage done through dozens of monitors, each depicting a part of the city. It would make sense considering that Hellsing has considerable pull within the British government, and they would need all of that surveillance—a vampire attack could happen anywhere in London alone.
- And D's mother was called Mina the Fair. And since we know that Hellsing was half based on Bram Stoker's Dracula (the film), we must assume that Mina must have become impregnated by the Count while in the midst of him turning her à la the film, enraptured in a passionate embrace, drinking each other's blood. We know from Hellsing canon that she successfully completed the exchange of blood with Alucard, but that the transformation was undone (except at the bone deep level) when van Hellsing defeated Dracula and entrapped him. Thus she would have counted as human when she gave birth to her first born, D the dhampir. Which begs the question: could D's true name really be Quincy Harker, Mina Harker's canon first born while married to Jonathan Harker? Does the name D merely stand for the surname of his true biological father Dracula?
- He was one of the experts on Vlad the Impaler in the "Vlad vs Sun Tzu" episode. He wears red (the same color Alucard always wears), seems to relish in destruction and bloodlust, always has a Slasher Smile, and he gushes about how much of a badass Vlad was. Basically, he's talking about himself.
- Schrödinger, obviously.
- Carmen Sandiego, Vash the Stampede, Edward Elric, and Kurodo Akabane are all descended from Alucard. He also has the long black hair, red hat, and can take on a female form. Now we know how she was able to reach all the corners of the globe so damn quickly (That's 'cause he absorbed Schrödinger, the Nazi-Catboy).
- And I'm Carmen Sandiego! Guess where I am!.
- Further, since Iscariot is explicitly stated to be a very old institution, we can assume this has been going on for quite some time, possibly for many generations. For this reason, it's very, very likely that Anderson himself was a product of this system. This also explains why no one seems to know anything about his past.
- Jossed by later volumes especially as he ordered the execution of the responsible priest after interrogating him in a later volume. He may have just been trying to piss Integra off. Then again, maybe not jossed after all. The fact that he ordered the current execution doesn't mean the Catholic church hadn't helped in the past. The current priest was a traitor, at least in Maxwell's mind, who needed to be killed, unlike a fairly faithful (at the time) bulldog like Anderson. The priest who was executed was executed because Millennium had shown themselves to be the church's enemy, unlike the period after WW II where the Iscariot and Millennium may have been on good terms.
- It would also explain his apparent sexual disinterest in Seras and his rampant Foe Yay with Anderson. Not to mention this◊.
- No one alive can comprehend his sexual preferences..
- Have to say, Integra in the original comics really doesn't look "manly"◊.
It would explain the Art Evolution.
- Hypothetically, the Major must have found the bones and dug them out during Arthur's reign in WWII. He was still in Oxford and the country had more pending business. Alucard's free roaming status seems to be an Integra-only thing, Walter was too young by then. Besides he's not the sharpest Hellsing in the box with the omission of facts with Alucard, the research and never telling Integra about Millennium or the Major? He already has a shitty history of mistakes, so this is no trouble. He could have assumed some tomb robber got her easily, he did assume Millennium was done for, Walter was loyal, Richard was trustworthy and that Alucard was dangerous poison. He was completely off base. Furthermore there's this. Arthur's illness, wasting away, was never revealed and seemed to appear out of blue, he probably died like Mina did, only older. Secondly, Integra is randomly as fast and strong as vampires for 'some' reason, usually regarded as Badass normal, but suspiciously Seras and Alucard both are able to pin point her location without trouble from the sea and from a smoking pile of rumble and corpses that was London. I had assumed that was before they have drunk her blood, but we don't know why. The blood would have passed in a minimum amount, what turns people in Hellsing is blood sucking or blood sucked in a spiritual commerce with life and souls, not quite anything genetic if you ask me, aside of Doc's tweaking which resulted in failure. At least not in the Manga. Alucard's remark upon Richard's blood compared to Integra's blood always sounded suspicious.
- While admittedly not conclusive proof to the contrary, it was telling when Walter simply identified her as "Mina Harker" without following it up with something to the tune of, "Or rather, Mina van Helsing/Mina Hellsing," as might have been appropriate had Mina's inclusion in the Hellsing family tree been intended by the mangaka. Having begun Dracula as Mina Murray, Mina was inclined to take a husband's name, and the idea of her as Van Helsing's unwed babymama seems out of character for both of them, particularly given the era they lived.
- She was inclined in Dracula, but Abraham in Dracula is an old man, Harker is the protagonist, and the Count dies in the end, the Count has no romantic interest in anyone either and he doesn't have an army of lives Abraham and the others fight against. Jonathan Harker's existence is not corroborated in the Manga. Maybe Mina was simply Mina Harker with all the list of changes. John Seward being Jack Seward (which wasn't his name either) in Hellsing. Walter didn't call her Wilhelmina (Mina was her nickname) either. Maybe she didn't change her family name or maybe Walter didn't know what happened (would he be even know?) or Arthur had any idea either. As if they would never keep a skeleton in the closet (Alucard). If she died in Arthur's childbirth or as soon after and Abraham suspected there could be a problem, I can easily see him silencing this, like Arthur never tells Integra every family secret ever (and Richard doesn't even know). Richard doesn't have a family resemblance to Arthur or to Integra (with their funny pointy hair), so I am counting he wasn't Mina's child or, in case Mina wasn't related to them, he wasn't Abraham's child. Arthur's speech of pity was uncanny in resemblance to Mina's in the novel. The idea began after I hear him say that. Maybe someday Hirano, in the Dawn, will offer us a full backstory of the Hellsing Bloodline (we can dream). On the fertility issues you mentioned because of Dracula's blood still in her system, notice Arthur sleeps around and the only child he ever has in advanced age is Integra, Richard has no family and Integra declines to have it. So it could fit nicely with that observation.
- WE know for a fact that (in the novel) Johnathan and Mina marry and have at least two kids, a son, Quincy and later a daughter. So that rules that out so Jonathan would have been alive when Abraham was talking to Dracula. Also, no, his voice sounds pretty old. Not the right age for Mina. But even besides that we are told in the book Dracula that Jonothan and Mina had a happy life together. They name their son Quincy because of the only person of the party to die when attacked by a gypsy. Harker was the one who defeated Dracula in the novels and fought for Mina's soul in a way. While in Hellsing, Abraham van Helsing is the one who did that (if we believe the Major). Maybe Mina gave birth to Arthur and not to Richard who looks completely different from his family.
- While everyone knows Miss Sandiego is a Gentlewoman Thief have you ever seen her raging at the theft of her precious fedora?
- Sebastian really looks like a mixture between Alucard, uhh, Girlycard actually, heh, and young Walter. On this subject, Girlycard and Young Walter had something going on◊, or at least Walter had a crush on Girlycard. Girlycard(Alucard) was just messing around anyway so I don't think he(she?) was giving importance to his(her?) girl form.
- Everyone else in Iscariot is a badass.
- She is always pissed at Alucard and she won't let him change her into a vampire. It's a quite random basis for a theory, but that's why this is "wild mass guessing" and not "Completely backed up by canon"
- The Anime strongly implied she became a vampire in the end (Gonzo even stated she liked Alucard romantically and his interest was always obvious). There were no sequel plans. It's more ambiguous in the manga, admittedly, she could have been joking when she offered him to suck her blood (the same offer Alucard made her in the TV series). Nevertheless, Hirano spent the last chapter shoving Integra into the idea of vampirism and Alucard. And she sort of became the old cat lady version with vampires...
- Confirmed. There is no Hellsing Seal. Hirano himself debunked it. Alucard is bound by his (literally) undying devotion. He can't abide traitors. He has disobeyed Integra's orders, but he would never betray her.
- It's a Doraemon shout out - the titular robot cat keeps all of his gadgets in a "fourth dimensional pocket".
- Half confirmed. He based it on both.
- Jossed. The Swiss Guard exists and is obviously capable of fighting, as mentioned here. Maybe there was a translation error somewhere.
- Sameface syndrome aside, the boy Dracula seen in flashback at the end of volume 8 looks no more like Girlycard than he looks like Walter. Anyway, it's further revealed that Dracula turned himself into a vampire, so presumably the normal "rules" given earlier in the series (which regard to being bitten) don't apply here. And consider also that this version of Dracula is based on Vlad III Dracula, who was married twice and had three kids...
When Alucard is chewing Seras out for not wanting to kill normal humans, he refers to her as "draculina".
If this is the case, the Gypsies may also have assisted Van Helsing in the magic used to enslave Alucard. Many adaptations of "Dracula" feature Gypsies as being more informed about vampires than everyone else, and their culture has long been associated with magic. Of course real Romani people don't possess such stereotypical magic; but remember that "Hellsing" takes place in a world where the Vatican is run by psycho crusaders, and the French guy is a pervert. There is no reason to think Gypsies wouldn't also fit some Hollywood stereotype in the "Hellsing" universe.
- It also explains the Captain as well, as it is quite clear that he is not the first werewolf, and we don't know how the origin of the first (whoever he or she may be).
He was brought by Easy to the Drifter world where he gained vampiric powers, but was either removed after the war, or he was just uncontrollable, and deposited back on Earth.Saya's daddy. Or maybe Saya's daddy...
- Millenium as the forces of evil in Ragnarök. The Majors as Surtr who burns the world, The Captain as Fenrir, Walter as Loki who betrays his conpatriots, Schrödinger as Jörmungr who with his death kills the protector of mankind (Alucard) and Deus Ex Machina & the other zepplins as Naglfar the ship that carries the armies of the dead (they are vampires) to the final battle.
- The same points could be made about most of North Africa.
- Luke Valentine is clearly impaled by multiple spears while wearing his longcoat, but even though they go right through to the wall, he doesn't even have holes in his suit. In his battle with Alucard, where the coat is absent, he gets his ass handed to him.
- Alucard is only truly vulnerable when he's in a form that doesn't have a longcoat; no matter how many shots he may take and how much blood gets spilled, you hardly ever get the sense that he's truly in danger in longcoat form. When wearing his black straitjacket, though, particularly in his battle with Walter, damage seems far more... damaging. He noticeably also shifts back to straitjacket form from Girlycard before not-dying.
- When wearing her longcoat, Integra is never even touched, much less wounded. The closest she comes is blood splatter from her victims. When she goes up against the Major and The Coats Are Off is the only time she's ever hurt.
- The Major tanks a shot from an 88mm flak cannon while wearing his coat, something described by onlookers as 'impossible'.
Due to abandonment issues, Enrico dedicated himself to the Church to gain a sense of self-worth. During that time, he was indoctrinated into the zealous culture of Section XIII. He would understand that organizations like Hellsing, who were heretics, used unholy vampires to do their dirty work as a manifestation of their heresy.
But after the Valentines' attack, Iscariot's inquiries showed that the Church had actually helped create the biggest, most evil force of undead in the world, making the Vatican not only no better than Hellsing but actually much worse. As Iscariot leader (tantamount his self-identity) Enrico couldn't ignore the truth, but nor could he admit that the Church he was so dedicated to was so flawed, that the Church and true faith weren't one and the same. Perhaps there were other options, but the one he took was to forget dealing with the problem rationally and just extrovert his frustration and rage.
- Also, the progression of his personality seen in And Shine Heaven Now, where he goes from being willing to go Christmas caroling with the Hellsing crew, to turning into the "kill 'em all" maniac he is in canon after finding out that the Vatican collaborated with Millennium, is not far from what was actually going on with him behind the scenes in Hellsing.