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The Hellsing Organization's (officially, the Royal Order of Protestant Knights) job is to protect Great Britain from those who prey on the living -- and their chief operative is none other than the powerful vampire "Alucard". He doesn't have to use guns (with Depleted Phlebotinum Shells, Improbable Aiming Skills and near-Bottomless Magazines, no less) to kill other vampires and anyone else in his way, but he sure does like to.

Alucard faithfully serves the leader of Hellsing, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. Her devotion to the Anglican Church and the Queen prompts her to swiftly erase any threats towards them from existence and she sees no problem with employing the undead to destroy the undead.

The same cannot be said of Hellsing's rival, the fanatic Section XIII, Iscariot, of the Catholic Church. They consider Hellsing little better than the monsters they hunt, despise the Anglicans of England, and their champion, the paladin Father Alexander Anderson, is just as bloodthirsty and as apparently un-killable as Alucard.

Enter Seras Victoria, the sole "surviving" member of a police squad killed by a vampire. Alucard offered her the choice of dying human or becoming a vampire. Seras chooses to become a vampire and, by consequence, work for the Hellsing organization alongside Alucard. Although she mostly acts as comic relief (among other duties), her weight as a character greatly increases in the second half of the story. Meanwhile, Hellsing uncovers a plot of apocalyptic proportions, hatched by the mysterious “Millennium”.

Hellsing exists as the original manga, an OVA series, and a television series. There is also a prequel, Hellsing]]: The Dawn which focus on Alucard and a young Walter during World War 2. Did we mention Alucard is a girl in this one?

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This page deals with the manga and its OVA. For the TV series, see Anime/Hellsing.

Related articles: And Shine Heaven Now, Crossfire.


Hellsing provides examples of Edit

  • The Abridged Series: Here. And here.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: Anderson's blessed bayonets.
    • Tubalcain Alhambra has absurdly sharp playing cards.
  • Acceptable Targets: Catholics. It doesn't help that the only representation the Catholic Church has in Template:Hellsing is Iscariot, which seems to be made up of a bunch of murderous lunatics and complete bastards. They even have a group of soldiers wearing Ku Klux Klan hoods when the Major invades London.
    • Those hoods are Truth In Television; traditionally they belong to Spanish Catholic clergy, and are used in this series to invoke the memory of the Spanish Inquisition, not the Klan.
  • Adaptation Dye Job: In the manga, Maxwell's hair is blonde, but was changed to silver in both anime adaptions. Pip's hair is also blonde in the manga, and was changed to brown in Ultimate. Opposite of Maxwell, Doc's hair went from silver to blonde.
  • Aerith And Bob: Integra, Seras Victoria, Alucard and...Pip.
  • A Glass Of Chianti: The Major, who toasts champagne before attacking London.
  • Air Vent Passageway: Used by a young Integra and later by Seras and Walter.
  • Alas Poor Villain: Rip Van Winkle. Her death is much more sympathetic than some of the other villains. She outright panics when Alucard gets approaches the ship she's on. See her Villainous Breakdown.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation:
    • Alucard.
    • The Major:
      • The end-of-volume omakes usually portray the Major as a die-hard Otaku. And Shine Heaven Now took that interpretation and ran away with it.
      • The Major may be a Death Seeker. He claims he wants to kick start another World War, starting with destroying London and then moving on to Paris, Rome and the rest of the world. However, he clearly has no idea how to deal with Alucard and sends many ranked underlings to their death against him. He knows he can't attack London as long as Alucard is there to stop him, but his grand plan for dealing with him is put him on a boat to buy a few hours. His only effective gamble to actually be rid of him is Schrodinger who he doesn't use until the very end. It doesn't kill him either. In other words, he fully expects they are all going to die, but he doesn't want to bum his troops down with that info. His true goal then is not to start a new war, but to go out in a blaze of glory, since he's GenreSavvy enough to see that either Hellsing, Iscariot, or Alucard with ultimately defeat them, especially since {{spoiler|Mina Harker has run dry as a source]].
      • Of course, according to his speech he just loves war. Even when he's losing. He makes it clear, talking about how WWII ended and saying he loved that too. Aside from it being over and him still being alive. As for Schrodinger, The Major used the entire WAR just to weaken Alucard enough that he needs to feed on a large scale. And then slip Schrodinger in among the bodies. And then... something happens and Alucard is gone. I guess the assumption is that Alucard wouldn't have fed on Schrodinger otherwise for some reason? Or it was too risky?
  • Alucard.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Schrödinger the Nazi Cat-Boy-Scout.
  • Ammunition Backpack: Taken Up To Eleven in Ultimate. For the final battle, Seras's anti-tank rifle gets upgraded to a fully automatic belt-fed version and she uses a pair of them (with the appropriate reserve of ammo, many times her weight) to go GunsAkimbo against the vampire Nazi zeppelin.
  • Anime Catholicism.
  • Anti Hero: Oh boy.
  • Armor Is Useless: Hellsing's mauve shirts die by the dozen, to say nothing of the men of Millenium's military and police contacts and most notably the men of 9th Crusade. Though to be fair pretty much everyone with a name is a Badass Normal or worse. When said 'worse' folks are wielding weaponry than can punch through armored vehicles with pin-point accuracy it's not like body armor would be particularly useful anyway.
  • Art Evolution: There's a noticeable change in style as the series progresses. Hirano even comments on this in the omakes.
    • Alucard in particular gets a makeover after the early chapters. In the first volume, he actually looks more human and wears a more traditional style of greatcoat with a high collar which he keeps buttoned-up most of the time. Integra seems more feminine and has very wavy hair, and Seras just looks weird and badly-proportioned until the start of the 'Sword Dancer' mini-arc.
  • Art Shift: Characters will occasionally go super-deformed when odd stuff is happening in some parts of the manga. Ultimate has this as a Running Mythology Gag regarding Seras. She goes super-deformed at least Once An Episode, sometimes more often than that.
  • Ass Pull: Walter's betrayal may seem like one, there was no foreshadowing other than some Fridge Logic Sir Islands points out in a later chapter.
  • Attack Attack Attack: Most of Alucard's battles are like this on both sides. Many of the characters he fights seem to think that instead of running or trying to defend themselves, they should just keep attacking despite the fact that he's Nigh Invulnerable. Alucard usually doesn't defend himself, either.
  • Attack Of The 50 Foot Whatever: In her attack on the Hellsing manor, Zorin Blitz creates a gigantic illusion of herself and tricks Pip and The Wild Geese into believing said gigantic illusion is making mince meat out of them with her scythe, resulting in a FreakOut.
  • Attempted Rape: In the very first chapter/OVA by the preacher holding Seras hostage.
  • Author Appeal: Not surprising, given that some of the characters are adapted from the author's earlier work in hentai. Frequently appearing fetishes include glasses, gloves, androgyny, and incredibly large weapons. (Note that Rip fits all of these.)
  • Awesome McCool Name: Arguably everyone. Alucard, Integra Faibrook Wingates Hellsing, Zorin Blitz, Heinkel Wolfe, Rip Van Winkle...
  • Axe Crazy: Everyone except Integra, Seras, and Pip.
  • Badass: Lots of 'em. Most notably Alucard, Anderson and Walter.
    • Badass Boast: When Alucard says he'll make Tubalcain Alhambra squeal like a pig.
    • Badass Creed: Please see Iscariot's chapter-long Pledge of Kickass. Also, Major's famous monologue about war is incredibly badass, being the textbook (if villainous) example of Crazy Awesome.
    • Badass In A Nice Suit: Integra and Alucard fit this trope the best.
    • Badass Normal: Hellsing's ex-special forces red/mauve shirt field operatives. In hindsight most of their deaths are avoidable, Alucard just can't seem to be bothered taking down the armies of ghouls which occasionally overwhelm them. Also, Integra vs. Anderson and Millennium mooks. Oh, and don't forget Pip and his Wild Gueese!
    • Let's Get Dangerous: Many, many times, most notably:
      • Walter when he reveals himself to be a Retired Badass and goes full Battle Butler mode, slicing through a squad of mooks with his Razor Floss.
      • When Zorin's army attacks Hellsing, Seras stands on a rooftop with a BFK. She strikes a Badass pose and then proceeds to shoot them out of the airship.
      • Integra pulling herself from a car crash relatively unscathed, decapitating the vampire who attacked her, mocking the rest as weaklings who couldn't bear humanity, and telling them to bring it on so she can kill them.
      • Anderson trash talking Millennium's mooks before slaughtering them all: "You will not die an easy death, I'LL CUT YOU ALL TO SHREDS! AAAAAAAMEN!"
    • Lightning Bruiser: Alexander Anderson and almost all vampires.
    • Sealed Badass In A Can: Alucard was sealed in Hellsing Manor's basement dungeon for at least 20 years until Integra released him.
    • Took A Level In Badass.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: Technically speaking, the Major achieved everything he wanted. He annihilated London, caused an incredibly destructive war (London's entire population of 8 million people was wiped out in one night, not to mention all the damage occuring around the rest of the world), Alucard is defeated through his ingenuity and he dies in battle against a Worthy Opponent. But considering that all he really wanted to do was kill Alucard, he still fails, since Alucard eventually comes back.
    • Subverted. He just thinks he wins. London was rebuilt, Integra mocked that he thought this was a war (it was labeled a terrorist attack eventually and that's it). Unless you count Alucard as a bad guy who got his happy ending, keeping what it's told be destroyed in all his important battles. Twice.
  • BFG: Seras's weapon(s) of choice, the Harkonnen series, especially the Harkonnen II. It has a gross weight of approx. 760 pounds, a max range of 4 km, has a pair of 30mm auto cannons belt-fed from two large ammunition boxes carried on her back, a can snipe high-speed missiles, shoot down Millenium airships, AND the two cannons double as grenade launchers, each barrel firing a single extremely powerful Vladmir incendiary grenade for the decimation of a large area.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Many times.
  • Bifauxnen And Ladette: Integra Hellsing, Rip Van Winkle and Zorin Blitz are all masculine women with distinct and opposing personalities.
  • Big Fancy House: Hellsing Manor
  • Bizarre And Improbable Ballistics: Rip Van Winkle. She can shoot down multiple fighter jets with a single bullet. Fired from a flintlock musket.
  • Black And Gray Morality: In Hellsing there are three kinds of people: Antiheroes, Villains, and Seras.
  • Bleached Underpants: Kohta Hirano's earlier work included hentai, with earlier versions of characters including Alucard, Integra, Seras, Pip, Anderson, Yumie, Captain, Doc, and the Major showing up.
  • Blind Idiot Translation: This series suffers from it on both sides of the Pacific.
  • Blood Knight: Like with Axe Crazy, it'd be easier to list the characters that aren't.
  • Bloodstained Glass Windows: Quite a few battles take place in churches.
  • Boom Headshot: Alucard literally laughs them off.
    • Anyone who takes a headshot from one of the Jackal's explosive bullets tends to do exactly the opposite, however.
  • Boring Invincible Hero: Alucard (as much as he can be called a "hero"). The result of almost every confrontation he has with, well, anyone is a foregone conclusion. Even the situations where he puts any actual, visible effort into slaughtering all his enemies are rare.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Practically every gun. Especially notable is Alucard's ridiculously enormous handgun the Jackal, which Walter says has a six shot magazine. Alucard tends to fire it in tandem with his other oversized gun, which holds more bullets. Neither gun runs out of bullets until Alucard is done shooting everybody.
    • Alucard is actually seen reloading sometimes, though. It's far more noticeable with Luke Valentine, who uses a pair of sawed-off M1 Garands, which in reality use 8-round en bloc clips.
  • Break The Cutie: Throughout the first half of the series, Seras was very upbeat and happy. Then Zorin Blitz came along and forced Seras to re-experience her mother and father's brutal murders, her mother's corpse-rape, and then being shot by the guys who killed her parents. To make it worse, Zorin then proceeds to cut off Seras' arm and slice her eyes open. Finally, after Pip saves Seras from Zorin, gets shot and then stabbed in the back with a giant scythe, he kisses Seras and tells her to drink his blood. And then he dies in her arms. This is a Break The Cuti taken Up To Eleven.
  • Breast Expansion: Of uncertain veracity. Once Seras becomes a vampire and Hellsing agent, she has very large breasts, but it's never been made clear if this is due to a quirk of her transformation or if she was well-endowed beforehand and it wasn't noticeable due to her standard-issue ballistic vest. Comments in omake suggest her breast growth is probably Word Of God.
    • The dub producer for the OVA, Taliesin Jaffe, implied that their size in any given panel in the manga may correlate to how stressed Hirano was at the time of drawing said panel.
  • The Butler Did It: Not a murder mystery, but it's eventually revealed that the one who had betrayed Hellsing was Walter, already long ago.
  • Butt Monkey: Have you seen Heinkel in volume ten? First Yumie dies on her and then she gets her mouth shot off, only to get her arm cut off by Walter.
  • Cargo Ship: Alucard says: "GET AWAY FROM MY COFFIN!" Made even worse by the fact that the coffin is alive.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • Integra's favorite command, "SEARCH AND DESTROY!"
    • Alucard and Seras both have "Yes, my master."
    • Rip Van Winkle's "Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor; my bullet punishes all without distinction!"
  • Casual Danger Dialog: Used often, but Integra gives us this gem just before she and and the Council of Twelve shoot Jan full of holes:
    Integra: You made it. Congratulations.
    Jan Valentine: ...Oh, fuck me.
  • Cast Of Snowflakes: While it's not a series with Loads And Loads Of Characters per se, the main and secondary characters in it are all extremely stylized with completely unique outfits, hairstyles, facial features, weapons and poses that make them look entirely distinctive.
  • Christianity Is Catholic: Neatly averted. While some of the more zealous members of Iscariot would hope to make this a fact someday *ahem*, a major part of the friction between Hellsing and Iscariot is the fact that Christianity is NOT always Catholic due to Hellsing's Protestant roots. Though it wouldn't be hard to miss that little fact when all you see of Hellsing is Redshirts (with emphasis on the RED part) being led by an Eldritch Abomination.
  • Church Militant: Hellsing are Protestant; Iscariot are Catholic. Sometimes they're actually able to stop fighting each other long enough to fight vampires... sometimes. Climaxes with the Vatican's 9th Crusade against the Nazis and, eventually, all of Protestant England.
  • The Coats Are Off: Nigh Invulnerable Alucard gets stronger as he loses his coat.
    • As the various pieces of clothing he wears act as a means to restrict his vast and considerable power, it's a JustifiedTrope.
    • Integra dramatically rips hers off in response to the Major's "Come, let us make war!" It would be a What Do You Mean Its Not Awesome moment, except that it's awesome.
    • Also, the Captain in his fight against Seras. It's the first time we get to see his power as a werewolf. It's also the first time we find out that he wears no shirt under his jacket.
  • Collapsing Lair: The Nazi compound in Dawn.
  • Cool Plane: Alucard flies a SR-71 Blackbird at one point.
  • Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are: Opening scene of volume 1.
  • Complete Monster: The Major has no real goals. He only wants to create a never-ending war simply for fun, not caring who is winning or who is losing. He just wants people to die. He's responsible for millions of deaths during the attack on London and deliberately planned it to maximize civilian casualties.
    • Enrico Maxwell is willing to slaughter everyone in London simply because they aren't Catholic, gleefully ordering the Vatican forces to gun down any and all survivors they find. The normally fiercely-loyal Anderson is pissed when this happens.
  • Conservation Of Ninjitsu: Used against ghouls, subverted with Alexander almost getting overrun by Alucard's familiar army; and then some more.
  • Contemplate Our Navels.
  • Continuity Creep: The first half the series takes place over months, the second half takes place over the course of a single night.
  • Contractual Immortality: Alucard's was more or less iron-clad.
  • Cool Chair: The Major's chair is totally sweet. What other chair can you think of that has a built-in shield of bulletproof glass?
  • Cool Vs Awesome: A crazy Catholic paladin versus Dracula, also known as Alucard, versus a suped up exiled battalion of Nazi vampires that want to take over the world für der evulz.
  • Corrupt Church: A very dim view of the Catholic Church and Protestant Church of England. The militant wing of the Protestants, the Hellsing Organization, uses many anti-Christian powers and creatures to achieve their goals. Including the use of Alucard. Iscariot, a covert branch of the Vatican, knows Millennium is going to attack England. To help against a common enemy, the Pope sends a Ninth Holy Crusade, but instead of fighting Millennium as it was intended to, The commanding Bishop drunk on power decided to order attack the Protestant population of London instead, and is killed a short while later by Anderson.
  • Crazy Consumption: Alucard. Just...Alucard.
    • The Nazi's basically spent an entire chapter messily devouring whatever the hell they could get their hands on. Including babies.
  • Creepy Cool Crosses: Most notably Anderson and his underlings. Alucard is sometimes seen with them as well, and they're a running theme in the series itself.
  • Crispin Freeman: If you know who he is, this role is why.
  • [[Creepy Awesome]:
    • Alucard. Oh yes.
    • Most of the monsters in this series fall under this trope. Prepare to be creeped out and stare at the screen in awe, simultaneously.
  • Crosses The Line Twice/Narm Charm: Jan, just Jan. He's so over-the-top in the OVA that there's no other trope to describe his antics.
  • Crowning Music Of Awesome: Oh, so many. Gradus Vita, Target Insight, A Thousand Tangs, Letzte Batallion, Magnolia, (sigh)... I need to breath...
  • Custom Uniform: Seras' uniform appears to be a one-off. Also The Wild Geese, being a vigilante band.
  • Curb Stomp Battle: All Alucard fights to the point of being a Running Gag. It went Up To Eleven when he invocated every single victim in a form of a ghoul to annihilate the entire Milenium batallion, Maxwell's Holy Crusade, and Walter. Done to him by Abraham Van Hellsing who not only defeated him at his strongest, but enslaved him and literally forced him to become his family pet vampire.
    • The force is questionable. Most of Alucard's cruelty and enthusiasm comes across as being in the hope of being defeated a mortal man again. Cue displeasure at Anderson becoming a monster to fight against Alucard...
    • Yumie vs Walter.
  • Dark And Troubled Past: Most of the cast.
    • Integra was nearly killed by her uncle for control of the family business, and then activated Alucard to kill him.
    • Seras watched two thugs kill her parents and one then rape her mother's corpse after being shot.
    • Alucard was raped as a child.
  • Darkest Hour.
  • Dark Skinned Blond: Integra and Anderson
  • Daywalking Vampire: Alucard dislikes sunlight, but he is not harmed by it.
  • Death Seeker: One possible interpretation of Alucard's character. Also explicitly the motivation of the Major and the Last Batallion plus the majority of vampires.
  • Designated Girl Fight: Seras VS Zorin
  • Deus Exit Machina: Anderson and Alucard are killed off (temporarily in Alucard's case) right before the climactic confrontation with the Major.
    • Also, when Alucard is stuck on the ship while the 'war' starts in London.
  • Deus Ex Machina: The name of Millennium's main zeppelin.
  • Die For Our Ship: Alucard/Seras militant fans take the cake with their treatment of Integra and Pip. The latter's existence is largely ignored or assumed he truly died when he didn't.
  • Distant Finale: The final chapter's epilogue.
  • Do Androids Dream: Questioned with the Major.
  • Does This Remind You Of Anything: Alucard's CurbStompBattle with Rip is incredibly evocative of rape, although the prime example is the Japanese dub of the OVA.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: "Let's go die like mangy dogs."
  • Doom Troops: Iscariot Organization soldiers, who dress like klansmen.
  • Draco In Leather Pants: Alucard, Walter, even Major.
  • Dracula: Alucard, obviously.
  • Dramatic Shattering: The glass at the beginning of Alucard and Luke's fight.
  • Dream Sequence: Alucard has a few, and Seras has one. They're pretty damn trippy.
  • DysfunctionJ unction: In a big way.
  • Eat Me: Schrodinger against Alucard. And it actually works.
  • Eats Babies: Millennium's vampires
  • Eldritch Abomination: Alucard's release states tend to look like this.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: Happens in the forth novel/OVA, but considering Alucard's the perpetrator, it's more of an Elevator Massacre Sequence. The chapter arc in which this happens is even called "Elevator Action".
  • Emergency Transformation: The series opens with Seras' emergency vamping after she's shot through the chest. It is later revealed the Major was saved from a fatal gunshot of his own by being turned into a cyborg.
    • Granted, Alucard had made sure she wanted to transform before shooting her, so it was more like an "insurance transformation."
  • Empathic Environment: Several of them.
    • It Always Rains At Funerals: Volume 2.
    • Dramatic Wind: Volume 8, volume 9 and volume 10 are full of examples. Mostly involves Alucard and/or Integra posing.
    • Cue The Sun: Volume 7 onwards.
    • Ominous Fog: Volume 7's ending.
    • Weird Moon: Series begin with full moon and ends that way (not to mention the night of the battle happened during a full moon night, in 1999 and 1944).
    • Cherry Blossoms: Not literally cherry blossoms, because this isn't set in Japan, but there are instances of Dramatic Wind indoors that inexplicably carries dainty leaves that serves to emphasize an emotional moment. Some examples could be seen in volume 7, during the battle against Zorin (when it wasn't just debris) and another in volume 10]]: After Alucard returns in the epilogue, during his exchange with Integra. Curiously, the windows appear closed to let these fluttering leaves sneak in when she bites her ring finger.
  • Ending Fatigue.
  • Enemy Mine: Anderson and Co. with Integra Hellsing, very briefly, when Maxwell attempted to annihilate what remained of London.
    • Also, in Ultimate VIII, Millennium and Vatican forces gang up on Alucard when his Control Arts Restriction Zero is lifted.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Fans got very excited to see Pip in the OVA.
    • The Captain.
    • Rip Van Winkle.
    • Luke and Jan.
    • Young Walter has a good amount of fans. For several reasons. Being voiced by RomiPaku sure helps.
  • Epileptic Trees.
  • Evil Is Sexy:
    • Alucard.
    • Full Draculina Seras(or Berserker Seras) suddenly seems a lot more, uh, looser than usual.
    • Walter's vampire form proves one thing]]: Walter was panties-meltingly hot as a young man. Oh my.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even if the Millennium is a bunch of nutcases who will do everything to win, they too look down on traitors who would betray their own kind for selfish needs. That's why they reward the traitors as they deserve.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Captain, Doc and the Major. There is some fanon about giving them names, but nothing officially out of the manga.
  • Evil Laugh: Something of a staple in the series, but Alucard and Anderson do it the most. Alucard typically engages in this when he's been shot to pieces, literally, and indulges in this as he's pulling himself together to scare the shit out of whoever is there. A textbook example of how to use this trope if there ever was one.
  • Evil Uncle: Richard Hellsing, who tried to murder 12-year-old Integra.
  • Evil Minions.
  • Exposition OfImmortality: As a part of the series backstory; Alucard is Dracula, after all. The anime series show the audience how events went after the end of Bram Stoker's novel, explaining that the Count became the van Helsing's loyal servant and that was over a hundred years ago. The TV series, which misses out the scenes linking Alucard and Dracula explicitly, has a scene implying he's Vlad The Impaler.
  • Eye Scream: In a flashback, Seras attempts to defend her mother's corpse by putting a fork through an attacker's eye. Also, Zorin cuts Seras' eyes out after forcing her to experience said flashback.
    • A less gross example is when Captain shoots Integra in the eye as she make the move to kill him. It barely phases her.
  • Expy: Almost all of the cast is based from Hirano's old and obscure Hentai works. Anderson, The Major, The Captain and The Doktor are the exact same with no glaring changes; Alucard, Seras and The Valentine Brothers appear as themselves in The Legend of the Vampire Hunter, an one-shot erotic doujinshi of what it would turn into this series much later.
  • Face Framed In Shadow: The manga absolutely adores this.
  • Face Heel Turn: Walter.
  • Facepalm Of Doom: Seras and Zorin exchange some in their fight.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Girlycard, Alucard's young girl form. Also known as Lolicard in the Japanese fandom.
    • Anderplant for Anderson's monstrous form after he stabs himself with Helena's Nail.
    • Since the Major is never actually named, several names for him have popped up, Montana Max being the most popular.
    • Hans Gunsche and Avondale Napyeer, fannames for Captain and Doc, respectively.
      • Montana Max and Hans Gunsche come from the prototypes of the characters in older works. On the back of volume 5, you can see a small drawing of some papers with Major's face on it with some reading "Montana Max".
  • Fan Preferred Couple:
  • Fangs Are Evil: Subverted, as some human characters appear to have prominent canines due to the art style. But yeah, with vampires and werewolves it's standard business. Except for Seras, who will always be adorable. The fangs just add to it.
  • Fanservice.
  • Fear Is The Appropriate Response: Subverted by pretty much every villain who faces Alucard, with the exception of Rip Van Winkle.
  • Fetish Fuel:
  • First Episode Resurrection: Seras, of course.
  • First Episode Spoiler.
  • Five Bad Band:
  • Five Man Band:
  • Foe Tossing Charge: Anderson performs an absolutely epic one against Alucard's hoards, with Alucard goading him on all the way.
  • Foe Yay.
  • Fridge Logic: Alucard gains the memories of those he feeds on, so why doesn't him eating Luke Valentine blow Millennium's cover? He would know everything Luke did, and Luke mentions meeting the Major...
  • Food Chain Of Evil: Alucard eats other vampires. Literally.
  • For The Evulz: Millennium.
  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampires: Compared to everyone else in the entire series, Seras is an absolute saint.
  • Freudian Excuse.
  • Freudian Trio: Alucard, Integra, and Seras.
  • Funetik Aksent: Anderson's dialogue in the Darkhorse translations.
  • Fun With Acronyms: Her loyal English Legion of Legitimate Supernatural and Immortal Night Guards.
  • Ghost Ship: How Alucard returns to London. Just like Dracula arrived in the first place.
  • Ghostapo: Millennium
  • Glass Cannon: Releasing Alucard's restraints completely turns him into this, as it releases all the souls under his service, giving him an entire army to command, but in return it means they can't die in his place whenever he takes damage (though that just means he goes from Nigh Invulnerable to having the durability of your average super-powered vampire).
  • Glowing Eyes Of Doom: The anime uses and abuses them, with great effect. Played with in most cases as it's not the eyes glowing, but the glasses]]: Alucard and Anderson.
  • Godzilla Threshold: Releasing Alucard from his bonds in the final arc, only after London is completely overrun by Millennium and the Iscariot Order.
  • Go Out With A Smile: Anderson, Walter, Major, Captain, and Alucard.
  • Gorn: Much like Berserk, this series is dripping with it.
  • Gory Discretion Shot: Common in the TV series. The Ultimate OVAs, however, are not fond of these.
  • Government Agency Of Fiction.
  • Gratuitous English: "SAACHI ANDO DESUTOROI!"
    • THIS.
    • "If anyone does not love the lewd, Jezzus Chrwiss, let him be accuse, oh lord come, AAAMEN!"
  • Grave Robbing: "She" is Mina Harker's remains, exhumed by Millennium.
  • Guns Akimbo: Casull + Jackal = badass double BFG action.
  • Hammerspace: Seriously where the heck does Anderson keep all of his bayonets?
  • Ham To Ham Combat: Whenever Alucard and Anderson spar, as they demonstrate in the third OVA.
  • Hand Cannon: Alucard wields a pair of oversized pistols that are far too heavy for a normal human to wield. The Jackal in particular weighs 16 kilograms and is 39 centimetres long.
  • Handy Remote Control: What Dok uses to kill off some Milennium members under The Major's command.
  • Harmful ToMinors: Poor, poor Seras.
  • Heel Face Turn: Walter has seem to redeem himself as well as Anderson.
  • Heir Club For Men: Subverted a lot in Integra's case.
  • Hellish Horse: When Alucard pulls out all of the stops, these come out of him.
  • Hell Seeker: The members of Iscariot, although it's less seeking and more resigned to their fate and planning to spend eternity killing demons.
  • Hermetic Magic: Alucard's gloves.
  • He Who Fights Monsters: Hellsing is made off of this trope.
  • Hey Its That Voice: In English, Togusa is a literally bloodthirsty immortal monster, and in Japanese Hayate is an ambiguously-gay-Nazi-cat-boy-scout-paradox.
  • High Pressure Blood: In spades.
  • Hollywood Darkness: In Ultimate, Seras mentions how it's pitch-black, and yet the audience can clearly see the full moon in the background, along with everything else.
  • Holy Hitman: The Iscariot agency.
  • Holy Shit Quotient: Like a certain other Madhouse/Satelight production, your jaw will be on the fucking floor by the end of the first Hellsing Ultimate OVA. It gets even more awesome at episode 4. It gets Crazy Awesome at episode 7.
  • Home Sweet Home: "Welcome home, Count". "I'm home, Countess."
  • Hope Spot: Alucard loves doing this to his opponents before destroying them.
  • Humans Are Special: "That which defeats a monster...is always a man." Not all humans though as the manga makes the point to differentiate from "human dogs", "humans who become monsters" and "real humans".
  • I Am Not Left Handed: Control Art Restriction System.
  • I Call It Vera: Jackal, Casull, Harkonnen. And Harkonnen II's incendiary grenades are named Vladimir.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Most are named for video games.
  • I Hate You Vampire Dad: Seras seems to have this attitude towards Alucard sometimes. It doesn't help the fact that he mocks her, acts like a downright Jerkass and enjoys scaring the hell out of her, especially in the manga. Ultimate softened the relationship a bit.
  • I'm A Humanitarian: The entire Leztzes Battalion. And Alucard himself.
  • Impaled With Extreme Prejudice: You... do remember who the main character is, right? Vlad Țepes? Vlad the Impaler? Yeah, he hasn't lost his touch. At all.
    • If anything, he's only improved.
  • Implacable Man: Almost all non-humans and Alexander Anderson.
  • Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Subverted, for all the good of that...
  • Interspecies Romance: Pip and Seras.
  • In The Name Of The Moon: "The Bird of Hermes is my name..."
    • A particularly weird phrase since it's taken from the Ripley Scroll, an alchemical recipe for the Philosopher's Stone.
    • Anderson is also guilty of this with his Bible verses.
  • IShall Taunt You: Alucard likes doing this to try and get the best out of his opponent. Jan Valentine is just an ass.
  • Inverse Dialogue Death Rule: Followed repeatedly.
  • Ironic Echo: "I highly recommend pissing yourself, followed by a course of praying to your impotent god."
  • It Got Worse.
  • It's Raining Nazis: During the attack on London.
  • I Will Protect Her: Alucard for Integra (though it's all part of the contract), and to a lesser extent, Pip for Seras.
  • I Will Wait For You: In volume 10, after she kills Major and even if Alucard said farewell to her, Integra insists Alucard will return. She sourly waits for him, with the cheerful support of Seras Victoria who keeps her from losing her patience, for the next thirty years.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Used by Walter and Integra on Jan.
  • Jumped At The Call: If Alucard gets to participate in bloody slaughter, Stuff Blowing Up, among other things, he'll do it -- as long as it's Integra's wish.
  • Karma Houdini: The Major dies with a bullet in his head and a smile on his face, having fulfilled his dream for a new world war. Quite irritating.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Zorin is just sadistic.
  • Kill Em All: By the time the series is over thirty years in the future, only Integra, Seras, Pip, Heinkel, and Sir Rob Walsh are still around without counting the descendants of Islands, Penwood and new Iscariot characters. Of course, Alucard finally came back, but it's still only him.
  • Killed Off For Real: Everyone who died. Except Alucard, Pip, and Seras.
  • Killed To Uphold The Masquerade.
  • Knight In Shining Armor: Slightly subverted by Alucard. Except when he's around Integra (who explicitly wished for one when they met) or the Queen.
  • Knight Templar: The Iscariot Division and Alucard when he was Vlad.
  • Kubrick Stare: EVERYONE.
  • Lady And Knight: Alucard and Integra. A rather warped version, but still there.
  • Large Ham: Many, but the Major stands out with all his dramatic speeches about WAR!
  • Last Kiss: Pip gives a surprise one to Seras when she's blinded and he's already dying.
  • Last Stand: The entire second half of the series is one big last stand after another.
  • Launcher Of A Thousand Ships: Alucard is shipped with EVERYONE. Integra borrows his black dress in Spanish and Japanese fanbases, producing ships such as Integra/Penwood and Integra/Islands Junior.
  • The Law Of Diminishing Defensive Effort: Alucard can regenerate from most damage, so he usually lets enemies do a number on him first; anytime he doesn't...
  • Lawyer Friendly Cameo: Spirits of Bruce "Jackal" Willis and Harkonnen from the 1980s Dune movie, complete with Sting in the background.
  • Les Yay.
  • Like You Would Really Do It: Did ANYONE seriously think Hirano would kill his main trio of Alucard, Seras, or Integra? Only them? Pip wasn't a goner, he returned with improvements. Pretty much, every major character in the Hellsing organization except Walter, who was a traitor, survived.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Subverted in Pip's case, he's been seen in at least three different outfits besides his mercenary apparel.
  • Looming Silhouette Of Rage: Alucard, particularly when he changes forms. Anderson is a big man, so he gets to do this too.
  • Love Hurts: If the couple consists of a vampire and a vigilante, then yeah.
  • Love To Hate: Jan.
  • Made Of Iron: Played with in that almost everyone getting shot fatally, even if they heal afterwards, which falls under Hollywood Healing or Healing Factor.
    • Played straight with the Captain, who shrugs off high caliber bullets even in human form.
    • Part of Alucard's schtick is to allow his enemies to shoot him literally to pieces... before reforming and returning the favor. Not many people can stand up from that.
  • Made Of Plasticine: Played with and possibly justified.
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Alucard.
    • The Major is definitely regarded as one in the fandom. But possibly subverted, as at the end Integra made him sound as an agonizing man who "took 50 years" to be put out of misery.
  • Mask Power: Averted with Alucard using his powers after losing his shades.
  • Masquerade.
  • Meaningful Name: Schrödinger. His status as a living Schroedinger's Catboy allows him to kill Alucard.
  • Memetic Outfit: While all of Alucard's different outfits are extremely recognizable and popular in Cosplay, his usual one takes the cake.
  • Memetic Sex God: Alucard, no kiddin'. It alternates with his vampire-sex god title. Alucard pretty much achieved this status by the time we see him in his Bondagecardform. Also, if you bring up Rip Van Winkle, the subject will automatically go to her interesting "battle". Even Alucard's voice actor declared that he has never played a character with such a powerful sexuality.
  • Mercy Kill: Once a person becomes a ghoul, there is no going back. The only way out of such an existence is total death.
  • Missing Mom: We know what happened to Integra's father, but no one ever says a word about her mother.
  • Mind Game Ship: Alucardxanyone, really...but AlucardxIntegra and Alucard[=x=]Seras tend to be fan favorites.
    • Alucard x Rip is nearly a Canon one - what with him screwing around with her and then taking a looot of pleasure in massacering her.
  • Mind Rape: Zorin's specialty. She doesn't hesitate to use it on The Wild Geese and Seras.
  • Moe:
  • Mood Dissonance: The OVA will often segue very clumsily between the dramatic, gory story-lines, and the goofy chibi-style sequences that take place between events.
  • The Mole: Walter.
  • Mood Whiplash: Quite a few times, most notably the "conference call" with the Major, which goes from wacky hijinks involving Schrodinger hitting on Seras and trying to get the camera working to one of the most horrifying declarations of war ever.
  • Mooks: Too many to count, although not for long considering how fast the heroes chew through them.
  • Monster Mash: Millennium contains vampires, a werewolf, a catboy, a witch, a magical sharpshooter, a Mad Scientist, AND a cyborg.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Chances are somebody in the series crossed it. Nazi vampire eating a baby? Alucard torturing Rip Van Winkle? Zorin mutilating Seras and killing her love interest? Maxwell ordering the deaths of innocent civilians? Take your pick.
  • More Dakka: The series just loves showing how utterly useless this trope is against vampires. Especially Alucard and Seras.
  • My Name Is Inigo Montoya: Seras's big fights tend to go like this, as well as Alucard vs Anderson final round.
  • My Name Is Not Durwood: Alucard generally calls Seras "Police Girl" as a way of mocking her youth and inexperience (as well as the fact that she was a rookie police officer). He only refers to her by her actual name during serious situations, and she rarely insists that he use it. After she becomes a true vampire, he proudly uses her name.
  • Naive Newcomer: Seras, all the way.
  • Narm Charm:
    • In the second OVA, right after shooting Jan Valentine, Integra pulls the line: "We'll have no more of that. I'm pissed off". Hilarious, yet still awesome.
    • In the fourth OVA, one of Anderson's battle screams against Alucard sounds like he is screaming the word "hug". Then there's his Bible quote from the first OVA... Steven Brand fized that.
    • The Doktor has a lot of this.
  • Nature Adores A Virgin: Alucard was only able to transform Seras because of it.
    • Played straight with Integra.
  • Nice Hat: Who wouldn't want Alucard's hat?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Has its own page.
  • Nightmare Retardant: Sometimes the series is so over the top it's downright funny. Granted, most of the series' appeal for some people is the Narm Charm.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Synthetic vampire Nazis! A gunslinging super-powered vampire bound by Hermetic Magic! A regenerating warrior priest who has nigh-infinite bayonets! A literal Schrödinger's Cat!
  • Noble Demon: The Captain
  • No Holds Barred Beatdown: Alucard's calling card, however it does happen to him once as well; he takes such a beating from Anderson's 'monster of God' form he flashes back to his death, has his whole undead army set on fire, and needs Seras to rescue him for the rematch.
  • No New Fashions In The Future: The final chapter takes place 30 years in the future. Everyone's outfits are exactly the same.
  • No Ontological Inertia: Killing a true vampire will also kill any ghouls they've made (or at least, it's supposed to work that way).
    • Except for the ghouls created by Millennium's artificial vampires.
  • Normally I Would Be Dead Now: They don't call Alucard the "No-Life King" for nothing.
  • Noodle Incident: Is never explained or show even a glimpse (for all the massive Flashback) of how Abraham managed to defeat and enslave Alucard. All that is stated is that Alucard went all out, was imprisoned, and Abraham managed to put such fear (and respect) in Alucard that he haunted his nightmares for hundreds of years and made him weep blood...
  • No Swastikas: Gloriously averted in Ultimate and the manga.
  • Not Brainwashed: Walter.
  • Not Even Human: The Major is a cyborg! Not that we would regret killing him anyway...
    • Alucard takes great offence when Anderson becomes a monster because he wanted to be defeated by a human.
  • Not So Different: Played straight with Alucard and Anderson, to the point where Alucard cries ManlyTears because their lives are so similar. A more direct parallel is drawn between Alucard and the Major (by Alucard himself, no less), where Alucard notes that they are both the types who would sacrifice and destroy everything around them, whether enemies or allies, in pursuit of their mad ambitions. It goes so far as to show the Major on the verge of being executed when he was an SS officer in Russia in the middle of Alucard's flashback to his own battlefield execution by the Turks. The major difference between them turns out to be that whereas Alucard embraced vampirism in order to escape death, the Major rejected it out of the desire to preserve his humanity (or at least his ego).
  • Nothing Is The Same Anymore: The ending and its aftermath. It takes thirty years for things to take on some semblance of normality again.
  • Not Worth Killing.
  • Now It's My Turn: Alucard does this all the time. Usually he likes to let the enemy shoot him to pieces first just so he can terrify them more.
  • Nuke Em: Sir Islands threatens to do this.
  • Nuns N Rosaries: Yumie. What a Japanese katana-wielding Catholic nun is doing in the mix is anyone's guess.
  • Obi Wan Moment.
  • Of Course I'm Not A Virgin: Inverted with Integra in a scene where she forces Sera to lick some of her blood to get her more comfortable with it. She specifically tells Sera that her blood is 100% virgin blood, and therefore extra tasty.
  • Offhand Backhand: The shoot in two different directions at the same time variety.
  • Officer And AGentleman: Pip Bernadotte
  • Off With His Head: Anderson tried this on Alucard in their first fight. It bought him a few minutes.
  • Oh Crap: Happens A LOT.
  • Ominous Walk: All the time. It's a series with vampires in it. And not just any vampires, but FUCKING DRACULA HIMSELF. It would seems a bit incomplete without someone indulging in this at least once or twice.
  • One Winged Angel.
  • The Only One Allowed To Defeat You.
  • Only Sane Woman: Seras is the only character in the series with a fully functional moral compass.
  • Oral Fixation Fixation: Lots of it, given that half of the characters in this series are smokers and the ones that aren't a probably vampire. In one scene, it's basically just a shot of Alucard's tongue dragging across the bloody floor with everything else blackened out.
    • Anderson, who is neither a smoker nore a vampire, often holds his bayonets with his teeth.
  • Orphaned Series: Hellsing: The Dawn, 6 chapters since 2007, not enough to release a single collected volume.
  • Our Souls Are Different.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Despite various rules mentioned that vampires have to follow, few in this series do so. Seras, however, was bound to most traditional limitations. Alucard even comments how he can walk under the sun, but doesn't do so very often because he just hates it. Justified with Alucard, as the Hellsing organization spent pretty much the entire century they've had him in their custody experimenting on him so he won't have the same weaknesses of other vampires.
    • Considering this series seems to go off the various film versions of vampires, this is somewhat justified. If it had been going from the original novel, it would not, since in Stoker's book, vampires are very much capable of going around in the light of day. However, they do so with their powers reduced in effectiveness. Thus the comment wouldn't be him being able to go out during the day because of the idea that the sun would destroy him, it would be whether or not he could go about during the day without suffering a loss of power due to the experimentation the Hellsing organization had put him through. Considering how much he seems to be above and beyond normal vampires, one has to assume they gave him massive power ups over the century plus that they've had him in their service.
      • Crossing large bodies of water is an issue, as addressed in Stoker's novel. He certainly can't be immersed in it, and most of the travel must be done within his coffin. Seems to apply directly to the water, as flying over in a plane has less of an effect on him. Seras gets stuffed in her coffin, partly out of this and partly Rule Of Funny.
    • Also, a non-virgin will be turned into a ghoul, as will anybody of the same sex as the vampire regardless of whether or not they are a virgin. As mentioned earlier, only virgins of the opposite sex of the vampire can be turned vampire.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different.
  • Paint The Town Red: Alucard mainly, but Seras actually pulls it off quite skillfully once.
    • Rip paints a Nazi Swastika on a captured boat of the British Navy. She said she ran out of paint and had to improvise...
  • Parental Abandonment: Integra and Seras were both orphaned in their youth. Pip was too, apparently - he lived with his grandfather. Maxwell was abandoned by his parents into an orphanage, and all Iscariot members are hinted to have been raised by Anderson. Alucard, if going by his historical background, was sent as political hostage to the Ottoman Empire along with his brother Radu by his father.
  • Panty Shot: Despite Seras and her ever changing breast size, her short skirt never shows anything until the final chapter's epilogue, where we see her underwear briefly as she kicks a door open.
  • Partly Cloudy With A Chance Of Death: Alucard comments on the sunrise during his final moments.
  • Pay Evil Unto Evil: This is basically Hellsing's motto and reasoning for using characters like Alucard and Walter.
  • Perpetual Motion Monster: Vampires, though they do weaken without blood.
  • Person Of Mass Destruction: Alucard.
  • Pet The Dog:
    • In volume 5, a Nazi mook laments his inability to feed pigeons in the park.
    • Alucard is generally cruel and mocking towards Seras (although he is privately fond and respectful of her), but when he genuinely upsets her, he usually relents or makes slight apologies. He also shows concern when she is injured, and offered her his blood so she could defend herself from Anderson. When he meets her after her becoming a true vampire, he literally pets her on the head while looking genuinely proud of her.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: A variant of this in volume 10 when Integra cries out to Alucard "Don't disappear!!"
  • Pointless Band Aid: Pip always wears one on his (apparently broken) nose.
  • Pretty Little Headshots: Both used straight and subverted.
  • Pro Human Transhuman: Seras.
  • Pyrrhic Villainy.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Alucard, Anderson, Jan, Rip...
  • Pulling Themselves Together: Minor vampires are capable of this, but Alucard demonstrates it to a ridiculous degree, being able to rebuild his body in seconds when reduced to a bloody smear. Also Anderson after installing Helena's Nail.
    • It's so natural for vampires, Alucard assumed the artificial ones can do this too. He's disappointed when the other guy calls him You Monster:
      Alucard: Come on! Get up! Attack me! You've only suffered the loss of your legs! Summon up your familiars... transform your body... heal your severed legs and STAND! The evening is still so young... COME ON! Hurry... HURRY!... HURRY!!! Pull yourself together! The fun has just begun... COME ON! HUUUUURRY!!!
  • Public Domain Artifact: Helena's Nail. Alucard also mentions the Veil of Turin and Longinus' Lance.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: Millennium's officers
  • Razor Floss: Walter's wires
  • The Reason You Suck Speech: Luke and Tulbacain get one, both courtesy of Alucard.
  • Red And Black And Evil All Over: Alucard. The guy wears a red coat and hat over a black suit.
  • Red Eyes Take Warning: Alucard is blatantly obvious, but Seras' eyes only turn red when she's about to go on a bloody rampage.
    • In the TV series, however, Seras' eyes are permanently red after she is turned.
  • Red Herring Twist.
  • Redshirt Army: Joining Hellsing is an excellent career move for those lacking in retirement plans.
  • Reflective Eyes.
  • Refuge In Audacity: Where to begin?
    • The premise. See that vampire? He fights Nazis. For England. Oh, and he hits on the Queen. And takes orders from Integra, starting when she's just a little girl.
    • Schrödinger. Named for the cat.
    • In universe, Integra pulls this on Anderson. And hundreds of Iscariot soldiers.
    • A nail from the cross that Jesus was crucified on? It turns Anderson into a thorn monster.
    • Alucard's immortality. The series finds increasingly unbelievable injuries he can regenerate from.
      • And then kills him. Temporarily.
    • The entire Gorn aspect.
    • Jan Valentine. Period.
    • Virtually any time the Major opens his mouth. He really likes war, and could go on about it for eight minutes. And then sit back and eat a filet mignon while his Nazi troops destroy all of England...and eat babies.
    • Alucard coming back from death/purgatory/non-existence by killing all 3 million souls he had taken as his own, except Schrödinger. It takes him thirty years and it's never explained how he did it, but he got it done!
  • The Remnant: The current Millennium, although they've got a whole new army of zombie vampires!
  • Religion Is Magic: Anderson's Bible-Fu.
  • The Reveal: The Major is revealed to be an android, a vessel for his soul/will. And in chapter 94, it was revealed that Millennium's vampires are created from Mina Harker's remains, who still had Dracula's power dormant inside her after Abraham Van Helsing saved her. This means that all of Millennium's vampires are actually defective clones of Alucard's power.
  • Right Hand Cat: Played with via the Major and Schrödinger.
  • Robotic Reveal: What happens when Seras shoots the Major. Though he's likely not 100% robotic.
  • Ron The Death Eater: Iscariot members are over villainous in fanfiction. Mostly due to Shipping: Anderson sometimes is turned into a rapist to create Wangst for the Alucard pairing of choice (even in canon, Anderson was disgusted to the idea of even manhandling Integra against her will). Integra is also victim of this in the hands of Alucard/Seras shippers, when she's not assumed dead in the beginning (or married to someone else), she's made a Soap Opera villain. Pip is sometimes pictured as a Romantic False Lead.
  • Roofhopping: Seems to be how Iscariot are getting around in Volume 6.
  • Rousing Speech: Maxwell likes broadcasting these, with plenty of Milking The Giant Cow. The Major too, once or twice. And Alucard certainly finds Integra's speeches rousing.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The queen is behind Hellsing 100%.
  • Rule Of Cool: In multiple interviews, it's been admitted that all the symbolism and whatnot is blatantly there for the purpose of being cool rather than having much of a higher meaning. Hellsing is about a Badass Longcoat Dracula fighting superpowered Inquisitors and an army of Nazi vampires. Who fly around in Zeppelins loaded with V1 rockets. Arguably, the only reason for anything occuring in Hellsing is Rule Of Cool.
  • Rule Of Drama.
  • Rule Of Three:
    • Seras was offered blood three times before she became a true vampire. First Alucard, whose offer she rejected; secondly Integra, from whom she simply licked a few drops; and finally Pip, who she drank from after he told her to.
    • Alucard was defeated twice before the main storyline and after those, he had nothing left. Once 500 years ago, another time 100 years ago. The third time he fought he wasn't defeated and returned home. At the same time during the third time, there were three attempts to defeat him one by Anderson, one by Walter and finally the one that seemed successful by Major, but it backfired in the end.
    • When their minions failed and were kept alive, Millennium set them on fire. They did that with Jan and Tulbacain, but the Major decided to not do this with the third, Rip Van Winkle.
    • The Major was finally killed by the third time Hellsing attacks him. First by Integra, secondly by Seras and finally Integra again.
  • Say My Name: "ALUCARD!" "ANDERSON!" "SERAS VICTORIA!" "SIR INTEGRA FAIRBROOK WINGATES HELLSING!"
  • Scale Of Scientific Sins: Doc must be so proud. He's checked off almost every one of them.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Pretty much every character with glasses will make them shine. Monocles too!
    • In several cases, the glasses shine even when their lenses have shattered.
  • Scenery Gorn: Starts with the Nazis firebombing London in the shape of a Swastika, until in the end we have Walther slicing skyscrapers in half.
  • Schedule Slip: 10 years to finish a 10 volume manga, Hirano Kohta is (in)famously known for being quite a lazy mangaka when editors are not keeping constant watch on him, near the end of the series it seemed Hirano would release a new chapter whenever he felt like it, he was often taking breaks from working in a monthly magazine and also some of the near end chapters are just 9 to 12 pages long!
    • The OVAs also followed suit in what it seems to be a staple in the franchise, the first three episodes had just a few months between each other, from the 4th and on the delays would just get longer and longer as Satelight was having a hard to time to keep producing the episodes all by themselves, after a year and half without releasing anything Satelight passed the baton to Madhouse and finally looked like they would keep up the pace, and they did... only up to the 7th episode, another year and few months (and many rumors that Madhouse just dropped the series) is what it took for the 8th episode to get a release date; only time will tell how long it will take to finish the whole thing up.
    • Hirano topped himself with the prequel, Hellsing: The Dawn, after 6 chapters he simply stopped in 2007. The Dawn didn't even have enough chapters to publish a single volume, so the series remains just a collection of 6 separate publications in 6 different Young King Ours+ issues.
  • Sdrawkcab Name: Alucard, for crying out loud.
  • Series Hiatus: Hellsing: The Dawn. Hirano felt like stopping out of nowhere in 2007, and yet Young King Comics did not declare the series as finished nor cancelled.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: The last page. When Alucard and Integra finally reunite and she bites her ring finger to let him suck her blood. There's a shot to the blood dripping, and his mouth opens, then the blood dripping until it fades into the moon and pans outside the Mansion.
  • Ship Mates: Some fans will pair off the entire cast like it's Noah's Ark.
  • Shocking Swerve: A couple things, namely Walter {{spoiler|becoming a vampire and betraying Integra.]]
  • Showy Invincibl eHero: It's true that Alucard is incredibly powerful. But at the same time he has a ton of style in abusing his powers.
  • Shirtless Scene: Captain has no shirt under his coat, as revealed from chapter 82 on.
  • Shout Out:
  • Shut Up Hannibal: When Integra shoots the Major.
  • Shown Their Work.
  • Sideways Smile: Not played for comedy at all. The mangaka seems to consider this the best way to display a Slasher Smile or Psychotic Smirk.
  • Single Stroke Battle.
  • Slap Slap Kiss: Integra and Alucard could be seen as an extreme example. Pip got beaten up by Seras when they first met.
  • Slash Fic: Most commonly with Integra/Seras, Alucard/Anderson and Alucard/Walter.
  • Slasher Smile: Mostly Alucard and Anderson, but seriously, everyone in the manga and OVA does this at some point. EVERYONE.
  • Sliding Scale Of Vampire Friendliness: Hard to categorize. Traditional vampirism is not massively contagious (only virgin's can become vampires), nor does it cause morality shifts, and the HorrorHunger is so subdued that Seras could go a good long while without feeding and never lost control due to hunger. However, Alucard and a few other traditional vampires can be massively dangerous with age, capable of godlike power levels and forming ghoul armies from the fed upon. FREAK vampires seem to have a more morality corrupting influence or worse candidates, since they all become monsters.
    • This is mentioned as why the FREAK vampires are so dangerous. True Nosferatu are powerful, but have their own goals and motivations that are vastly different from a human's, whereas a FREAK has that power, but the motivations of a human psychopath.
  • Small Girl Big Gun: Seras wields a number of examples of firepower way too big for normal humans to handle. Her Harkonnen Assault Cannon, for example, can take out tanks. Rip Van Winkle, on the other hand, uses an enormous, if lighter, musket of disproportionate firepower.
  • Smoking Is Cool.
  • Sniper Pistol: Alucard uses his Casull to snipe a kilometre-distant target early on in the manga.
  • Special Effects Failure: While the actual animation is top-notch, some of the CGI used in the OVA is less than stellar. Some shots of the Millennium troopers and Alucard's army of familiars in OVA VIII look awful.
  • Spell My Name With An S: "Seras"/"Ceres"/"Celes"? There is even some argument about how her name should be arranged, since either way works, and "Victoria Seras" would make marginally more sense even though both name orders work. Hirano has admitted in interviews that he never came up with a decent Westernization of Seras' name. The title quote about Hermes gets this treatment as well. In the TV series, it was translated]]: "I am Hermes. I become tamed by devouring my own wings."
  • Smug Snake: EVERYONE is prone to underestimating Alucard's abilities.
  • So Proud Of You: "Seras. Seras Victoria."
  • Soul Jar: Alucard's coffin is heavily implied to be act as this.
  • Spit Trail Kiss: Done with blood instead, in what turns out to be a really touching scene.
  • Stepping Stone Sword: Nazi vampires cross a minefield this way.
  • Strange Bedfellows: Whenever Hellsing and Iscariot appear to cooperate.
  • Stuffed Into The Fridge.
  • Stupid Jetpack Hitler: Millennium, complete with Gundam-esque launchers for their paratroopers.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Integra has been known to inspire otherwise straight women to declare their romantic love for her, and don't even get us started on Girlycard... There were guys who have admitted that Alucard attracts them in a strange, twisted way.
    • Oh, come on. SCHRODINGER!
  • Super Loser: Every Villain Of The Week dealt with before the main antagonists appear thinks they're a match for Alucard and use their vampirism to slaughter hundreds. Hellsing just see them as nuisances.
    • The only exception to this is Rip Van Wrinkle, who was the only one Genre Savvy enough to know she was fucked.
  • Super Soldier: Zombie. Vampires.
  • Super Strength: Apparently standard for all vampires/werewolves/immortal priests.
  • Taking You With Me: Sir Penwood in an uncharacteristic moment of badassery.
  • Talking Is A Free Action: Anderson reels off whole Bible passages before he actually starts fighting his opponent. Said opponent usually waits patiently for him to walk over and engage them.
  • Tear Jerker: Believe it or not, there are a few. In the manga, Alucard pleading to Alexander Anderson not to use Helena's Nail and become a monster like himself, as well as Anderson's death scene and the conversation that takes place while it happens. And Pip's death scene.
    • Also when Seras' backstory is revealed, and Alucard disappears.
    • Despite the fact that Maxwell was a Template:Jerkass in the finest degree, his death scene, in which he pleads for Anderson to help him, and then extends his hands to sky muttering "Jesus..." his nearly certain to make someone's throat lumpy.
  • Tear Off Your Face: Seras finishes off Zorin by grinding her face against a wall until all that's left is a shredded mess of blood and bone.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: And HOW!
  • Thirteen Is Unlucky: Section XIII Iscariot.
  • This Cannot Be: Luke Valentine during his Villainous Breakdown. Many mooks experience this when coming in contact with Alucard's powers.
  • This Is Unforgivable: For referring to Pip as an insect, Zorin gets "No forgiveness! Ever!"
  • This Is Your Brain On Evil: Walter toward the end.
  • This Means War: Pip, when Millennium attacks London. He and Seras vow to avenge the civilians who perished in the attack.
  • Those Wacky Nazis: Millennium.
  • Throwing Down The Gauntlet.
  • Title Drop: Although the title is taken from the organisation, the Major describes Alucard's Level Zero as if Hell were "singing".
  • To Create A Playground For Evil: The Major wants a world of perpetual warfare.
  • Too Cool To Live:
    • Pip ...sort of.
    • Anderson is killed right before the final showdown with The Major and The Captain.
  • Transhuman Treachery: Ghouls don't really have a choice in this, but more powerful vampires do.
    • Walter, subverted in that he was TheMole since much earlier.
  • Translation Convention: Apparently all Germans, Italians and French speak English 95% of the time. Or, you know, Japanese.
  • Truer To The Text: The manga got a more faithful adaptation in the form of the OVA series, titled Hellsing Ultimate.
  • Try Not To Die: Integra orders Walter to 'come back alive at any cost'... yeah, too bad he did.
    • She also gives a variant of this to Alucard just before he vanishes.
  • Tsundere: There are times Integra acts like one. Her exchange with Penwood as a teen for instance, or her attitude in volume 1 around Alucard and Seras, when Alucard teases her, or towards the end.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Played twice with Pip first in volume 9's ending and then Alucard in volume 10's ending.
  • Unflinching Walk: Pip shows how badass he is by stopping to lighting a smoke right at the moment a bomb explodes in a tent in the background... a bomb he installed.
  • Unskilled But Strong: The early vampires such as the valentine brothers rely primarily on their newfound enhanced strength, with the more powerful abilties like enhanced regeneration, familiars, and becoming smoke unavailable. This comes back to bite them when they go up agianst Alucard who has 4 centuries of fighting experience.
  • Unstoppable Rage: Seras after Pip dies.
  • Urban Fantasy.
  • Vampire Bites Suck: The series' vampires typically have whole mouths full of fangs and generally make a huge mess.
    • When Seras drains Pip's blood, she has a whole mess of fangs and chomps down hard enough to make blood spurt out. However, when she pulls away from his neck, the only mark is the classic pair of fang holes. Also, her teeth look like perfectly normal human teeth most of the time, rather than the conical fangs shown when biting. A Vampire Did It?
  • Vampire Hunter.
  • Vampire Vannabe.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Okay, Alucard is a Sociopathic Hero at best. But is running Seras through with holy bayonets twenty-odd times and intentionally missing the heart so she would lie there in agony really needful, Anderson?
  • Verbal Tic: The spirit of the Jackal really likes ending sentences with his own surname... Willis.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: Rip Van Winkle in the manga. Schrodinger.
    • Zorin Blitz can be another.
      • And Heinkel.
  • Viewers Are Geniuses.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Alucard's opponents tend to have a huge Oh Crap moment right before their defeat.
  • Villainous Glutton: The Major. Additionally, some of the vampire characters straight up gorge themselves during the series (they simply don't get fatter for it).
  • Violence Is The Only Option.
  • Violent Glaswegian: Dub/translated Anderson.
  • Virgin Power: While not a power, per se, virginity is prerequisite for becoming a vampire instead of being simply ghouled. Also, apparently virgin blood is super tasty and nutritious. The first half of this aspect is removed from the original anime version; there, it seems to be a combination of the "sire" being a True Vampire (FREAK Vampires can't change people into vampires by biting them; they need to install FREAK Chips), the sire wanting the "childe" to change, and the childe being willing to be turned into a new vampire.
  • Vocal Evolution: Just watch the English dub of the original series and compare it to the more recent OVA's...
  • War For Fun And Profit: The Major and company.
  • We Can Rebuild Him: A dying Major gets this treatment between the prequel and the series proper.
  • Weird Moon: It's ALWAYS full. And red. But it's somewhat plausible if not Justified Trope because more than half of the series takes place over one night, while the other half spans a couple of months.
  • Wicked Cultured: The Major.
  • Will They Or Won't They: Alucard and Integra.
  • What Have I Become: Seras agonizes over this a few times throughout the series.
  • Who You Gonna Call.
  • The Woman Wearing The Queenly Mask: Integra shows this, even though she isn't the ruler of country.
  • The Woobie: Seras
  • Woolseyism: Why does Jan have an American accent and Luke doesn't? Who cares, it's hilarious.
  • World Of Ham: It's a series based on Rule Of Cool with a whole lot of Large Hams, what do you expect? Particularly the OVAs, which at times seem to be nothing more than epic fight scene followed by hammy speech followed by even more epic fight scene.
  • Worthy Opponent: Luke believes he is this to Alucard -- right before he gets scared out of his wits by Alucard's familiars.
    • This seemed to be the relationship of Alucard and Abraham Van Hellsing, who, after defeating him, decided to use him as a weapon instead of destroying him.
    • Alucard acnowledged Andersen as such in their final fight... Right before Andersen used the Nail of Helena and "became a monster"
  • Xanatos Gambit: Depends on how you view the Major's motives. If you take him at face value, that all he really does want is some krieg, the Major wins whether or not Millennium and himself are killed off. He gets his glorious war and a shot at taking out Alucard. However, it can also be interpreted that the Major's war was just an elaborate plan to destroy Alucard, which was his true goal all along. Ultimately, after 30 years, his plan failed.
  • You Have Failed Me.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: The Valentine brothers.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Seras does it right, grade A.


Tropes that appear only in the OVA Edit

  • Back To Back Badasses: Heinkel and Yumie for a couple seconds.
  • Catapult Nightmare: Seras in the first episode.
  • Cross Popping Veins/Sweat Drop: During the SuperDeformed segments.
  • Facing The Bullets One Liner: Jan Valentine.
  • Fake Brit:
    • Averted with Integra (London-born Victoria Harwood), played straight with Seras (K.T. Gray, who is from Washington).
    • Another aversion is Anderson, who is voiced by Scottish actor Steven Brand. Word Of God says that Anderson isn't supposed to be any nationality, but at least his accent's authentic. And awesome.
  • Konami Code: In the episode, Jan yells out part of the code while firing his dual sub-machine-guns.
  • Not Even Bothering With The Accent: Jan is supposed to speak like a typical English chav, but he and his brother are both without accents, and Crispin uses his normal tone of voice as Alucard. Then again, who cares?
    • Averted when Alucard has a dream of back when he was still Dracula/"Vladycard". He speaks in a very believable Romanian accent.
      • In the commentary for the first OVA, Crispin Freeman mentions that he did practice his Romanian accent a lot and was going to use it, but it just ended up sounding corny and his (Romanian) language teacher chewed him out over it. That isn't apparent in the flashback because he only has one line, which is spoken very quietly.
        Crispin's teacher: Creespin, vot you are doing, it is terrible!
    • In Brazil, no one has any sort of accent whatsoever, except one of the more important characters. And even then, it comes across as more Spanish than Portugese.
  • Screaming Warrior: Anderson breaks the decibel scale during OVA 8 with his suicidal charge through Alucard's army.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Played straight in the fourth OVA at the part where Alucard brutally slays Rip Van Winkle. A scene almost bordering on Gorn (much like the entire anime, really), made only more disturbing by the cheerful German music playing in the background. The opera is Der Freischütz; but since the whole Rip's episode is Freischütz-flavoured (and -sounded), and both music and lyrics are rather appropriate, it bein' a first major German Romanticism opera.
    • The opera ends with the Marksman being dragged to Hell by the Devil. Rip considers Alucard the devil come to claim her, as modeled on the opera.
    • And on OVA 5, elevator music plays during a car chase!
  • Trigger Happy: Alucard. Jan has his moments too.
  • Vocal Dissonance: The 9th OVA will feature a WWII-era Alucard, who looks like a teenage girl. He keeps JojiNakata's voice, though.

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