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Alucard (アーカード, Ākādo?) is one of the three main protagonists of the Hellsing series created by Kohta Hirano, alongside Sir Integra and Seras Victoria. In both adaptations of Hellsing, he is voiced by Jouji Nakata in the Japanese sub and Crispin Freeman in the English dub.

He is the Trump Card and pride of the Hellsing Organisation which works against vampires and other such supernatural forces. He answers to only the Hellsing family and no one else, usually asking to the point of demanding for his orders from his master by saying "Give me your orders, my Master (命令オーダーをよこせ我が主マイマスター?)" more than once until he gets a definitive answer. It has been implied that he is the most powerful vampire alive and is the most powerful character in the series.

Appearance

Alucard has stated on more than one occasion that he can appear as whatever he wishes, and that the forms he takes on any particular occasion reflect no meaning or purpose.[26][27][28] As a result of taking so many human lives, those lives altered his identity to the point where "form" doesn't matter to him; no longer caring whether he's a man or a woman.[29]

His inconsistent hair shape and length is attributed by the fact that he can willfully change it due to it being apart of his shadow.[30] Alucard possesses pinkish-red (blood red in the OVA) pupils, which may glow when he is experiencing strong emotions. In the OVA, his eyes were completely full-on pink after absorbing Schrödinger. His teeth may also change from those of a typical human with slightly elongated canines, to large and triangular in a manner somewhat reminiscent of a great white shark. It appears that his clothing is part of his physical form due to the fact that when he regenerates, his clothing also repairs itself. His physical body is inconsistent, with his arms length that can range from normal to a little over his knee.

Alucard's distinctive gloves are visible in the vast majority of his transformations, even when Alucard himself is not in a humanoid form. In the OVA, on the back of each of Alucard's gloves is what appears to be an arcane symbol.[note 1] It consists of a five-pointed pentagram inscribed inside a circle, with strange astrological or alchemical characters in the spaces between each of the points. There is a band of writing around the circle with the following inscription: "HellsingHells Gate ArrestedGott Mit Uns[note 2]And Shine Heaven Now." Outside that band are more unusual characters, written in the Theban alphabet. Using letter substitution, it becomes clear that the runic words are English, writing out "Hellsing," "Hells Gate Arrested," and "Shine Heaven Now." At the bottom of the circle, towards the wrist, is a square with rounded corners and four horizontal lines, making a ladder of sorts within the square.

His most common form which he takes upon, referred to as "Normal Version (通常Ver., Tsūjō Version?)" in the guidebook.[31] He appears as a tall, long-limbed, broad-shouldered adult man of indeterminate but reasonably young age, as is commonly seen among vampires. Though he can change the length and shape of his hair as it's a part of his shadow, he commonly can be seen having short, jet-black hair and his bangs fall slightly in his eyes, with strands on the sides of his bangs framing his face while bearing this form. His usual outfit is comprised mainly in a classic Victorian fashion. It includes a white long-sleeved shirt with an intricately knotted red cravat under a black double breasted suit with red buttons, matching black trousers and a pair of dark brown leather riding boots, covered by a red, split and full-length, long coat with ruffles exclusive to the shoulders. On occasions, he also wears a red cowboy hat with a wide floppy brim; the band replaced by multiple white stripes and a pair of white circular, heavily tinted, pink-framed sunglasses with goggle sidings.[note 3]

Alucard's Level One form doesn't change that much in terms of physical looks. He was commonly seen in this form sporting messy hair inconsistent of shape and length, and a variety of body type whether bulky or slender. It is based on the form in which Alucard was in when he was found by Integra was in a black straitjacket that kept his arms behind his back; having white hair due to him being locked up for 10 consecutive years in which he was unable to drink blood. He broke free of the restraints in order to protect Integra Hellsing from death.[32] Alucard's appearance changed since then, but every now and then he goes back to this form, yet with minor differences which includes a white straitjacket, and a minor change to the collar.[note 4] He has used it in his fight with Luke Valentine[33], his fight with Tubalcain Alhambra[34], when he finally killed Alexander Anderson[35], and in his fight with Walter C. Dornez.[36]

One of Alucard's alternate forms resembles a little child, which is referred to as "Young Girl Version (幼女Ver., Yōjo Version?)" in the guidebook. it is also known alternatively as "Lolicard (ロリカード, Rorikādo?)"[37] and "Chibicard (チビカード, Chibikādo?)" in the OVA.[38] In this form, he is petite and slender with straight dark hair that drapes just below his shoulders. He wears a white office shirt under a white vest with matching coat and scarf, white pants, white shoes, a white tie, a white trench coat, and occasionally, a fuzzy white cap.[note 5] Although he changed his looks, Alucard didn't change his voice.

Alucard is also capable of appearing as he did during his reign as Vlad Dracula in a form referred to as "Count Version (伯爵Ver., Hakushaku Version?)" in the guidebook.[39] In this form, his general stature is unchanged, save for being perhaps slightly bulkier. His face appears to age from that of a young adult to that of the middle-aged man that he was when he died, and he grows a short, full beard and mustache.[note 6] His hair also increases in length to his mid back and becomes wild and unkempt. His attire changes from his usual suit to a full set of gunmetal grey plate armor and a tattered black cape with red inlay and a high collar. The chains holding the cape was later changed into a rope in the flashback chapters.[40] He acquires a Broadsword, which hangs from one of three belts at his waist. He also appears more reserved and stoic.

Notes

  1. In the manga, the gloves are gibberish but has the same structure. Sometimes, it's even a hexagon or disappears entirely.
  2. Gott Mit Uns is intended to be "God with Us" or "God be with us" in German.
  3. In the OVA, his suit (including the buttons) and trousers are colored gray, with his shoulder ruffles extending to the back of his coat. The overall color scheme of his outfit is a lot darker, and the stripes on his hat are colored pinkish-brown. His glasses, are colored gray with orange frames that grades with red. Along with early iterations of Alucard, the OVA has Alucard's hat being a wide, floppy brimmed fedora instead.
  4. Though the collar design did undergo a similar change in design in the OVA, the color scheme of the outfit remained consistently black; so does his hair in the flashback. In the manga, the inking of the outfit is also black.
  5. Though the colors remained the same when it was finally revealed in the OVA, just with a purple-ish black shirt and a red tie with gold accents; previous iterations of the form was quite inconsistent in colors. In the ending credits of OVA I, Alucard's Young Girl form was shown with a green coat, fuzzy green cap, and a brown office shirt. In OVA IV, the flashback of Young Walter and Alucard had Alucard don his Young Girl form with his red crimson and gray color scheme.
  6. The design of the beard was slightly changed in order for it to be easier to animate.

Personality

As he is essentially invincible, Alucard is very egotistical. He freely taunts and belittles both his opponents and allies alike, often allowing his opponents to inflict seemingly fatal wounds before healing himself and counterattacking. One of his favorite methods of fighting is to allow himself to be blown to shreds before simply flowing back together, declaring that he cannot be killed by dogs.[41][42][43] Alucard has expressed extreme disgust with the vampires he has been hunting for the last 100 years, especially when they kill without purpose. He listed the two vampires' pointless killing in his catalog of how pathetic they are.[44] Having being called a monster for countless of times, it's something he indulges the fact of, and takes pleasure from being so.[45] Though immensely cocky, Alucard recognizes his own status as simply just a servant to the Hellsing family; only answering to them and only doing what he is told to do. When the vampirized Walter C. Dornez who had betrayed Hellsing told Alucard to stand up and fight him, Alucard only did so because Integra ordered him to destroy Walter.[46]

Alucard has a burning hatred over those who pathetically kill themselves in the midst of battle, his emotional outburst when talking with Seras was caused by a fit of rage when he witnessed one of the GATE officers commit suicide after not wanting to end up how his comrades did.[47] Alucard fights with ferocity, and often extreme cruelty, rarely shooting to kill until his target has been completely disabled and humiliated.[48] In war, he believes that everything is a gamble, a 50/50 in which the losing side gambled their hands with their weak cards resulting in their lost. Essentially, they are the ones who came and try to kill them or die themselves.[49] Whether or not the enemy is a mortal being does not particularly matter to Alucard, if they are to be offensive and hinders him from completing orders that he was given, then they are to be killed.[50]

However, even with his incredible powers, it is possible to take Alucard by surprise, usually because of his arrogance. In his first meeting with Alexander Anderson, he assumed he had easily killed Anderson with a single bullet but was caught off guard when Anderson regenerated.[51] Alucard also expressed deep disappointment that Luke was not a more worthy adversary.[52] Alucard states that he wishes to find an opponent, a human opponent, with sufficient willpower to destroy him despite his strength; multiple times stating that the one who always defeats the monster, is always a man.[53][54][55][56] For humans who he respect with all his heart (e.g. Alexander Anderson), they are those who managed to exceed his expectations and confirming his belief that humans are indeed extraordinary.

Underneath his arrogance, Alucard is deeply sad and appears to be envious of humans.[57][58] Alucard also has great respect for humans who have the willpower to endure old age and death because he had none of these qualities when he faced death.[59] All of these feelings are shown at various points throughout the series, such as when Alucard tells the Queen that she is the same "saucy filly" from 50 years ago and that now she is truly beautiful.[60][61] He became infuriated when Anderson stabbed himself in the heart with the Helena's Nail, as he viewed it as Anderson making the same mistake Alucard made.[62][63] While facing off against Walter's younger, vampire form, Alucard stated that Walter's old, aged body was "a trillions, quadrillions of times" more beautiful than his new, vampiric one.[64] However, he does have some humanity left in him, as he is still capable of shedding tears and showing affection for those who are dear to him as he shows a great deal of it to Seras and Integra on occasions.[65] In conjunction, Alucard also holds a great affinity for humans who take pride in themselves, often expressing his desire to die by a mere mortal.[66]

Despite his disgust for homicidal vampires, he is not entirely against becoming something above human. Rather, he believes it is something one must earn. Presumably, he views his own transformation as an escape from death and a cowardly action of revenge for his wrongdoers. He happily let Seras choose to become something inhuman (despite his self-reflection) due to her indomitable will and courage, for continuing to fight against the monsters in Cheddar and not giving up even when she was about to die. Several characters were surprised by Alucard's actions. Alucard states that resignation is what kills people, and once they've rejected resignation like Seras, humans gain the privilege of making humanity their footpath.[67]

As a human, he was raised by the Turks and was sodomized by the Sultan as a prisoner and as a child soldier. As a warrior, he believed that words alone were not enough to establish one's faith. Rather, he believed that the only way to attract God's attention was to accomplish deeds in his name. In accordance with this belief, he never asked God for favors, but instead did many great and terrible things. He became famous and feared for punishing and impaling evildoers and those who opposed his methods in his own lands and abroad, for waging a war against the Muslims in hopes of bringing down "the New Jerusalem," and for sacrificing his troops and his people to achieve his own goals. He believed that if he and his men put forth great enough effort and sacrificed enough, God himself would intervene on their behalf.[68]

His actions caused even his own people to fear him, and subsequently, only a small amount of his peasants and soldiers showed up to aid him in his last battle. When he lost his war and was taken prisoner by the Turks, he realized that he had failed and that his country, his kingdom, his people, his friends, and his family (his wife and his child) had all been killed because of his desire for revenge, greed, war, violence and power. Feeling that God had abandoned him, he traversed renunciation in spite of God; licking the blood of his beheaded men, thus becoming a vampire. This action, his past belief, even Alucard himself mocked his past self for believing in such fantastical paradise and going through extreme measures in order to achieve that, and the extreme failure of his conquest that brought fatal consequences in which God didn't save them from the Turks; in truth, it was his hatred against those who wronged him in his youth that drove his actions, and that he used the name of God to mask his own hate and lust for power and battle.[69]

Relationships

Allies

  • Abraham Van Helsing: Abraham was once Dracula's archnemesis. He was the reason his empire fell and the one who helped Jonathan Harker and his friends in an effort to save Mina.[70] However, after the actions of Van Helsing in which he had saved Dracula's life, Dracula pledged loyalty for Van Helsing.[71] Later in his life, now renamed "Alucard" by Van Helsing's son, Alucard respected Van Helsing and his friends the most for being the ones who totally defeated him as mortal beings.[72] Van Helsing also sometimes appears in Alucard's nightmares.[73]
  • Sir Arthur Hellsing: Arthur Hellsing was Alucard's previous master before Integra Hellsing. Nothing is known in specific details about their relationship, however in the OVA, Arthur was the one who renamed Dracula to "Alucard."[74]
  • Sir Integral Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing: Alucard is extremely devoted to Integra Hellsing, his current master and the Hellsing Organisation's leader. In all versions of Hellsing, Alucard and Integra share a complex "master and servant" relationship. Integra has been connected to him since her father's death.[75] He described her as his "beloved master," showing his undying loyalty to her.[76] In addition to being her servant, Alucard could accurately be described as Integra's weapon, and she as his wielder. He made it very clear that although he can massacre her enemies without even a bit of hesitation or an ounce of regret, but what will kill is her intent.[77][78]

    As such, Integra is the only person whom Alucard will obey. Integra is also one of few people whose life and honor Alucard will bother to openly protect. When Enrico Maxwell called Integra a sow, Alucard appeared and threatened to kill Maxwell for daring to believe he could leave England alive after insulting his master.[79] In the midst after releasing Level Zero, Alucard met Integra and addressed Integra with his own title, calling her Count, meaning that he accepts her as his equal in power.[80] After the 30 years he spent with killing the absorbed souls so that he could recognize himself and be everywhere and nowhere, he revealed his return to Integra first, as he manifested in Integra's room.[81]
  • Seras Victoria: Seras Victoria is Alucard's first fledgling since Mina Harker. Alucard holds deep feelings of admiration towards his fledgling, Seras. He stated to Walter that he turned her into a vampire on a whim based on Seras' own accord to live. He revealed to Walter that he finds her a fascinating creature and seems to admire her will to live despite the hellish events in Cheddar Village.[82] As he watched her die, he apologized for shooting her and told her it was necessary, and while he watched her die with tears in her eyes.[83] In the OVA, he actually went so far as to hold her hand.[84] While he was frustrated with her refusal to drink blood at first, he was always confident that eventually she would drink and seemed quite proud of her when the time came.[85]

    Alucard took on a role of a mentor and teacher to help Seras reach her full potential.[86][87] During Alucard's last fight with Anderson, Seras came to his rescue in a desperate attempt to save him.[88] After stopping the strike by Anderson, Seras' alarmed calls bring Alucard back from torpor.[89] The last visage in his dream was Seras' face, ending the flashback and chapter with the words "I hear a voice. A voice calling me. Oh, huh. It's you."[90] Before facing Anderson once again, he woke up and said to her: "You're so annoying Police Girl. As always, I can hear your voice just fine. Like an ear-splitting song."[91] By Volume 9, Alucard fully recognizes Seras' growth and tells her, "Go, Seras. A master needs a reutine. Go and put an end to that man's long dream."[92] Later, he calls Integra and Seras his beloved master and beloved servant.[93] In the end, Seras is the only one who has undying faith of his return.[94]
  • Queen of England: Alucard had previously met the Queen 50 years before the events of Hellsing. Upon his return from Rio de Janeiro, they spoke to each other as old friends. Alucard saw her as the same "saucy filly" from 50 years ago, and that to his eyes, time had made her even more beautiful. This was one of the few moments where Alucard and another character openly express affection for one another, as the Queen touched his face as she talks to him, and Alucard looked at her with a gentle and genuinely kind expression.[95]

Enemies

  • Alexander Anderson: Anderson and Alucard had an intense and fiercely competitive rivalry that borders on kinship; their remarkable similarities and nature as polar opposites fuel both their intellectual and physical combat, making him a perfect and worthy rival for Alucard, something Alucard himself thought. In their first meeting, Alucard thought nothing about Anderson. Constantly mocking him, and after winning the stand-off, calling him a "fool" for attacking vampires in the middle of the night however noted that he was brave; this was all before he was revealed to be a Regenerator which shocked Alucard.[96] The relationship between the two grows as the series goes on. The two almost seem to live so that they can fight each other.[97] Alucard saw Anderson as a means to fulfill his wish in being defeated by a human[98], held a high regard for Anderson's willpower and strength and as such[99], even comparing him to the likes of Abraham Van Helsing[100], nothing else came close as to what excited him other than a confrontation with Anderson; going as far as disobeying Integra just for a showdown with Anderson.[101]

    Yet even so, both have very different moral values and point of view, and it is showcased when Anderson resorted to trade away his humanity to defeat Alucard; even with Alucard's pleas.[102][103] After Anderson became something equivalent to God's monster, Alucard was incredibly furious. However once he was caught in a deadlock by the Monster of God, he completely lost all hope as his life flashes before him.[104] Until then he was saved by Seras Victoria who gave him a glimpse of hope and reminded him of his ideals.[105][106] When Anderson was defeated by Alucard, Alucard cried blood and shouted at Anderson, saying that they're both the same and he was just like that.[107] The sense of respect between the two is most apparent when Anderson told Alucard not to cry and pointed out that Alucard became a monster so that he no longer had to cry. Alucard bid his farewell and called him an "old foe" as a sign of respect, to which in response, Anderson smiles. When Anderson said his final amen, Alucard repeats it too; smiling as he utters the word "Amen."[108]
  • Walter C. Dornez: Alucard and Walter were old and close friends. Furthermore, Alucard commented on because of how many people they've killed over the years on their missions.[109] Walter's first weapon was also Alucard's first ever weapon of choice, and had praised it throughout the years before the encounter with Anderson, in which, he asked Walter for a brand new gun and then, the Jackal was created and how it looked was already on Walter's mind, with "Jesus Christ is in Heaven" as the gun's inscription, as a mockery towards Alexander Anderson.[110][111] Alucard respected Walter's old age and reminiscence about the past from time-to-time with John Bull, and was excited by the prospect of witnessing Walter's true status as the "Angel of Death" again.

    However, when Walter betrayed Hellsing, Alucard began to see him as a mere plaything, even going so far as to call Walter's younger vampiric body ugly and state that his elderly human body was "a trillions, quadrillions of times more beautiful."[112][113] In the climax of their duel, Alucard shapeshifted into the form he took during Warsaw, as he viewed the fight as a kid's fight. Why Walter betrayed Hellsing, Alucard understood that very well it is for a petty reason to prove himself that he is stronger than Alucard; for this, Alucard claimed that Walter had never changed since the last 60 years.[114] Hating traitors and calling out Walter over his hypocrisy, Alucard stated that he'd never fight someone like that (Walter) fairly on a one-on-one, as he couldn't careless about the lousy bet that Walter had made in order to prove himself out of shame and fear.[115] By the time of Alucard's disappearance from existence, Walter bitterly and reluctantly admitted that Alucard was right and that he had wasted his life so that he could have a chance at Alucard.[116]
  • The Major: Alucard, in some strange sense, seemed to almost feel a sense of joy upon the return of The Major and the Millennium Organization, which was evidenced by him stating "I'll destroy you any number of times" upon hearing The Major's declaration of war, even complimenting the declaration, calling it "superb." [117] Alucard seemed to think of The Major and those who follows him as "incorrigible warmongers" and that the lust for battle never being enough for them.[118]
  • Luke Valentine: During the first fight between him and Luke, he was at first very impressed by Luke's abilities and commented on Luke's superb reflexes. Due to the fact that Alucard rarely praises his opponents, this could be considered a form of respect, similar to how he praised Alexander Anderson. While the battle went on, Alucard asked for Luke's name once again; he stated that the battle was the most fun he had in ages, and remarked that Luke is above even "Category A" vampires.[119][120]

    Once he transforms, however, and impatiently waited for Luke to regenerate his legs, he realized that Luke was nothing but a spineless coward who ran away in terror when faced with an opponent more powerful than him. After Luke was eaten by the Baskerville, Alucard stated that he was dog shit.[121] When Luke was used by Walter against Alucard, he once again praised Luke for his skills and states that his talents were wasted being inside Baskerville, implying that Alucard regretted not making Luke into a familiar instead of letting him rot inside of Baskerville.[122] After successfully fooling Walter into attacking his double which was Luke's body, Alucard stated that a half-eaten dog bait's are surprisingly good.[123]

Powers and Abilities

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Alucard is an extremely formidable and deadly opponent who can cut down most supernatural enemies without releasing the seals that contain his true power. He sometimes lets his opponents damage him, then regenerate as a way to taunt them.[124] He demonstrates several unique abilities as well as the ability to regenerate from virtually any injury. The following are Alucard's powers gained from both his being a Vampire and years of occult research by the Hellsing Organisation.[125]
Abilities
Supernatural Strength: As a transcendent vampire, Alucard is inherently strong. To start, his guns Jackal and Casull were far too unwieldy for a human to hold, let alone use, but he does both with ease.[126][127] He has been seen going up barehanded against even some supernatural weapons and destroying them, such as Tubalcain Alhambra's Playing Cards.[128] Despite their armor, Alucard was able to disembowel and tear apart several police officers with one hand.[129] The extent of his strength is unknown, though it appears to vary with the release state that he is in, as his Level One form has significantly greater feats of strength and durability than his other forms.[130][131][132]
Supernatural Speed and Reflexes: Alucard is too fast for the human eye to follow, but specific vampires such as Walter and Alhambra, and Regenerators like Anderson can keep pace with him just fine.[133][134][135] Alucard's reaction times are top-notch, letting him catch Rip Van Winkle's Magic Bullet with his teeth, despite a single one of these bullets penetrating an SR-71 multiple times while the plane was moving as fast as possible.[136]
Supernatural Durability and Endurance: Alucard takes most damage without flinching or making a sound, quietly allowing the enemy to attack before retaliating tenfold.[137][138] He can even attack after being torn asunder by bullets.[139][140] After Rip Van Winkle crashes his Blackbird, he exits the craft without a scratch and easily destroys everyone aboard, even as they use high-caliber weaponry on him.[141] He's been thrown through skyscrapers, and bled excessively.[142]
Hematophagy: As a vampire, Alucard has the ability to consume blood raw. He has long, conical fangs to assist in this job as well as a serpentine-like tongue. His feeding habits have been seen to vary: from the traditional neck-biting[143] to simply ripping people to pieces and outright devouring them.[144] Alucard doesn't seem to need blood to survive, however, if starved of it, he will enter an inactive death-like state.[145]

Aestivation: Alucard will enter a dormant state if he goes too long without blood. It is unknown if he can be starved to death, as he goes decades without a drop of blood before a young Integra finds him.[146]

Hemokinesis: Alucard has the ability to manipulate blood.[147][148] This ability seems to be limited to blood outside of the body, as he is never seen influencing the blood of enemies while they are intact.
Enhanced Regeneration: Alucard has the ability to perfectly and quickly recover from any physical injury. He has been torn to shreds by conventional weaponry and holy weaponry designed to kill his kind and has survived all of it.[149][150] Holy weapons, while they do affect him more, are regenerated all the same.[151]

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Alucard explaining what a "third eye" is to Seras

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Third Eye: Alucard has senses that are not only sharper than a mortal's, affording him abilities such as perfect accuracy, but he has abilities that they completely lack. In particular, he possesses a "third eye" which allows him to see things from far, far distances.[152] Though he never uses it to do so, he can likely see through things that fool human eyes, as Seras does when facing Zorin Blitz.[153] This is not an inherent ability and must be used consciously, as Alucard was unable to see through Alhambra's illusionary clones.[154] Using his third eye, Alucard can also detect supernatural activity; in The Dawn, a prequel to Hellsing, Alucard knew The Captain was a werewolf the moment he saw him.[155][156] Later during the incident in Badrick, he could see the blessings on Father Anderson's bayonets as well as the holy barrier preventing their escape.[157]
Dark Composition: Though he generally dons a corporeal, humanoid form, Alucard is made up of a highly variable otherworldly substance that is black in core and reddish on its edges.[158][159] This can be especially seen whenever he takes heavy damage, the darkness being immune to conventional weaponry. Along with composing his being, it can serve as a weapon.[160]
Intangibility: Alucard has the ability to walk through solid objects, such as walls.[161]
Shapeshifting: Though form is of no particular importance to him, Alucard claims to be able to change into anything.[162] He has changed into a child[163], several bats[164], an amorphous darkness[165][166], and has several forms.[167] It is unknown if he can take the shape of inanimate objects such as tables or chairs. During the fight with Van Winkle, Alucard was shown spawning multiple arms to hold Rip Van Winkle still while he's sucking her blood. It is stated that he can also shapeshift into cockroaches and rats.[168]

Mist Body: Alucard is capable of turning his body into some sort of dark reddish mist in order to render attacks against him useless.[169]

Telepathy: Alucard is able to communicate telepathically with his fledgling, Seras Victoria.[170] The telepathy doesn't seem to have a maximum range.

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While Integra and Walter was discussing, Alucard teleports from underneath the floor

Teleportation: Alucard is able to vanish and reappear at a different location.[171] The range in which he can teleport from is unknown. He also can't cross large bodies of water this way as shown when he had to pilot a plane to the H.M.S Eagle and later take control of the ship in order to return to England via telekinesis.[172][173][174]
Telekinesis: Alucard showed said ability when he was able to move the HMS Eagle to London overnight.[175] Said ability was also demonstrated in the OVA when he knocked away two of the queen's bodyguards without even touching them[176], and how he slammed the door shut when the GATE team attacking him in the hotel tried to escape.[177] It can also be assumed that he used telekinesis to toss all of the GATE team out of the hotel to impale them on flag poles.[178]
Hypnosis: Alucard has the ability to control minds, doing so exclusively with humans.[179] The afflicted human will enter a euphoric, stupor-like state and their eyes will glow red.[180] They will be pliant to all of Alucard's designs, doing and speaking as he wills. This hypnotic link is established through direct eye-contact and does not waver, even when Alucard's attention is elsewhere.[181]
Gravity Defiance: Alucard, during his fight with Alhambra, is shown not only to be able to stand vertically on a wall, but run backward up it.[182] When reaching London with the HMS Eagle and situated on the Thames river, Alucard leaped great distances and lands down within the center of the stare-down between the Ninth Crusade and the Last Battalion.[183][184] This would indicate some ability to defy gravity.
Weather Manipulation: The ability to control the weather to an unknown limit, as demonstrated by the fog created when he returned to London aboard the HMS Eagle. Later clearing the fog as soon as the Eagle aboard the Thames and he enters the battlefield.[185][186]
Resistances to Vampiric Weaknesses: While Alucard still possesses some vampiric weaknesses, the few he has are greatly diminished. While holy weapons and items made of silver do more damage to him then mundane arms the level of damage and his reaction are far less than a normal vampire and don't leave any serious lasting injuries which are regenerated but slightly slower.[187] Although immune to the sun, Alucard has mentioned that staying awake during the day simply makes him tired, and that he simply hates it while not considering it a great enemy or some sort.[188][189]
Soul Absorption
By draining a person of their blood, Alucard gained dominance over their soul and essence of life. He also took on whatever knowledge they possess, as he was able to find out about Millennium by draining Tubalcain Alhambra of his blood.[190] While Seras gives her familiar, Pip Vernedead, some free reign within her own soul, Alucard seems content to completely dominate everything living inside him.

The reservoir of souls in which he had culminated over the centuries was the key to his immortality.[191][192] They were the lives he had taken from people whose blood he had sucked; they turned into lives in which he could've sacrificed to survive from devastating blows that would've normally ended an average vampire (e.g. decapitation, impalement to the heart).[193][194][195] Thus, one would've need to kill Alucard more than a hundred thousand times in order to truly finish him off.[196][197] Yet, as Level One separated the lives he had stolen, he was left vulnerable as a result; if one was lucky enough to impale Alucard's heart, then Alucard would be truly killed.[198][199]

A unique opportunity to kill Alucard that hasn't been present since a century before 1999 was created by The Major, who gave Walter the chance to do so. But as Alucard started rebuilding his fortress, his soul supply mounted up to 3 million, Walter failed and his chances had infinitely dropped to zero.[200] However, born from this single instant comes another opportunity to temporarily beat Alucard, that is by exploiting his ability to absorb the essence of one's very life.[201][202]

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Without alerting Vernedead who covered the entire manor as Seras' shadow, Alucard was able to appear in Integra's room unnoticed

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Without alerting Vernedead who covered the entire manor as Seras' shadow, Alucard was able to appear in Integra's room unnoticed

Schrödinger's Essence: After accidentally consuming Schrödinger and being lost within himself for 30 years, Alucard emerged with the Werekin's essence; his very nature to be "Everywhere and Nowhere."[203] In short, the way Schrödinger's nature works is that he has to be aware of himself; as long as he continues to believe in that fact he is able to exist everywhere and nowhere. His nature can be simplified as "I think, therefore I am." Having absorbed souls that amounted to millions, Alucard wasn't able to perceive himself as himself.[204] For 30 years, he had been killing all the lives inside of him except for one. Now he's nowhere, yet he can be anywhere.[205] By absorbing Schrödinger, Alucard also gained Schrödinger's apparent immortality (something Alucard believed to have been just a myth). Yet, if he is to absorb the life of anyone then Alucard would disappear from existence as he wouldn't be able to perceive himself.[206]
Familiar Control
Alucard can summon forth anyone's soul he had completely taken over at will.[207] During the battle of London, Alucard released Level Zero, his final restraint, and unleashed all souls that he possessed to roam freely, wiping out the entire Ninth Crusade and almost all of the Last Battalion.[208] He had thousands, if not millions, of familiars including Alhambra and Van Winkle themselves, culminating and expanding to over three million during the climax. In the end, all of them had been slain, save for one.[209]
Baskerville: At some point, Alucard defeated and consumed the hound of Baskerville, a demonic black dog. The form and shape in which the hound appeared in varies, as it manifested sometimes huge or tiny, bulky or thin.[210][211] Nonetheless, the hound possessed powerful destructive capabilities.[212] By consuming Luke Valentine, the hound received an additional capability that amped the speed.[213] However, Baskerville was swiftly killed by Walter; the control ratio changed and Luke Valentine emerged from the hound's corpse.[214][215]
Tubalcain Alhambra: Consuming Alhambra's essence gave Alucard the ability to summon him with his Playing Cards at will and any time.[216] These destructive Playing Cards were able to penetrate and slice through armored soldiers easily, and created craters on the concrete floor; also appearing and disappearing at will.[217] Alhambra's ability was lost after he was killed the second time by the flames Anderson created, along with Rip Van Winkle.[218]
Rip Van Winkle: After consuming Rip Van Winkle, Alucard had the ability to summon her with her outfit, musket still intact and her ability to fire "Magic Bullet" from her musket.[219] The Magic Bullet easily destroyed multiple helicopters all at once and shredded an SR-71 reconnaissance jet at full throttle downwards.[220] However, he lost this ability once Van Winkle, along with Alhambra, was killed the second time by the holy fires summoned by Anderson.[221]

Control Art Restriction System

Main article: Control Art Restriction System
Control Art Restriction

Alucard releasing restraint to Level One

Being too powerful to be left on his own, his power is restricted by the "Control Art Restriction System (拘束制御術式, Kōsoku Seigyo Jutsushiki?)" and has to be accessed by the approval of "Cromwell (クロムウェル, Kuromuweru?)."[222] There are shown to be four levels of restriction and corresponding states, with lower numbers meaning greater levels of power. Alucard can release his power up to Level One by himself, but he needs his master's approval to release his final state - Level Zero, the lowest Level, allowing him full access to his most devastating powers.[223][224] His gloves, which are engraved with the Hellsing seal, are the mechanism and the source of Hellsing's control over him.[225] The term "The Bird of Hermes is my name/Eating my wings to make me tame" etched on his coffin is his pledge of loyalty to serve the Hellsing family after his capture. So his coffin not only serves as his resting place, but it also serves as the promise and contract he made to the Hellsing family.[226]

Releasing Control Art Restriction System to Level Three, Level Two, Level One. Situation A. The Cromwell approval is now in effect. Hold release until target is silenced.

During the chaos ensuing in London, Sir Integra issues the command "Control Art Restriction System, Level Zero. Released. Fulfill your preparation. Declare it." However, Alucard's power is not unleashed until he incants the words written on his coffin, "The Bird of Hermes is my name. Eating my wings to make me tame (私はヘルメスの鳥私は自らの羽根を喰らい飼い慣らされる?)."[227][228] This demonstrates what is called "the two-man rule," a protocol requiring the actions of two persons to advance, used in cryptography and nuclear weapons launches. Alucard remains at Level Zero for his final fights with Alexander Anderson and the vampirized Walter.[229][230] In Level Zero, Alucard appears, at different times, in all forms seen throughout the series to that point. In the final minutes of his fight against Walter, Alucard adopts his form as a young girl to mock Walter's age-regression and his foolish gamble.[231]

Weapons

Hellsing ARMS .454 Casull Auto
Hellsing Combat Pistol "Jackal"

Identity

Alucard's true identity - that of both the historical Vlad Ţepeş and the fictional Count Dracula - is only hinted at in the earlier volumes. Such early hints include his anagrammatic name (Alucard is Dracula, reversed), the title of the series and the name of Integra's family, and most notably, his many frequent impalements of his opponents (the Pastor and Huger with his bare hands[233], the GATE officers in Brazil on flagpoles[234], Rip Van Winkle with her own musket[235], and hundreds of victims in London during the Millennium/Vatican siege.[236]). From there, the hints become much less vague, and his identity as the fictional Count Dracula is brought to light. In Volume 4, a dreaming Alucard recalls his defeat at the hands of Abraham Van Helsing, which marked the beginning of his servitude to the Hellsing family.[237] In Volume 7, the narration alludes to the Count's arrival in London aboard the Demeter, from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula (although Dracula never came aboard London to search for Mina as the narration implies).[238]

8 - copia (2)

Alucard's true Identity

In Volume 8, his full identity is made plain when Integra places his control Level at Zero and greets him with, "Welcome back, Count."[239] Reverting to the body he had at the time of his "death" at age 44-49 (as the historical Vlad III's death occurred in either December of 1476 or January of 1477 and his birth year is around 1428–1431), he summons massive hordes of souls he had devoured during the centuries.[240] These include his own Wallachian army, his slaughtered peasantry, the Turkish Janissary, war horses, and countless others.[241] Throughout his battle with Anderson, Alucard frequently compares his rival to the group of men who defeated him a hundred years ago.[242] In Hundred Swords (3), the other protagonists of Dracula are spoken of by Alucard - Abraham Van Helsing, John Seward (mistakenly written as "Jack" Seward in the manga), Quincey Morris, and Arthur Holmwood (Jonathan Harker is strangely left out).[243] The final chapter of Volume 8 consists of a flashback of Alucard's life and "death" as the former Voivode of Wallachia, Vlad III Țepeș.[244]

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler painting

Historically, Vlad Ţepeş was responsible for the deaths of between 40,000 and 100,000 of his enemies and various villains in his own country during his reign as the monarch of Wallachia (a major portion of what is now present-day Romania). His most well-known way of execution was impalement. For torturing people by impalement, it is alleged that his executioners learned how to have the victims placed so that the pikes, spears, or other shafts on which they had them impaled would pass most or all of the victim's vital organs, entering their lower nether regions and exiting near the back of their neck. In this way, the victims could be kept alive for days on end before they finally bled to death. When simply executing a person, they were typically impaled straight through the center of their torso, with the shaft entering their groin and exiting through the mouth.

Perhaps the best-known incident regarding Vlad's means of execution was the way by which he prevented the Ottoman Army from invading Wallachia again (following the fall of Constantinople) in 1462. Reports show that he had 20,000 captured Turkish soldiers and convicted criminals impaled and staked out on the borders of his capital city, Târgoviște. Mehmed II, the leader of the Ottomans (who was well-known himself for his use of psychological warfare), was sickened by the sight of the corpses outside the Wallachian capital and ordered his forces back to Constantinople.

Concept and Creation

Previously being the main character of the Hellsing prototype, his name was adopted by Hirano from a choose-your-own-adventure novel by the Irish author J. H. Brennan.[245] Trying to create an invincible character, Hirano depicted Alucard as a "man wearing a trench coat up to his neck as some kind of neck-protector, and the rest of his body acts to block any damage including physical, and from bullets." However, Hirano thought that the character ended up looking bad; so he switched his trench coat with a long coat and made him powerful enough that he doesn't need a bulletproof vest to cover him for his return in the new Hellsing series.[246] Hirano described Alucard someone who'll take no chances and gives no mercy in battle, and that he (along with Integra) are in no way "heroes" but "anti-heroes" or "dark heroes."[247]

His character was deemed incompatible to work as a dynamic duo with Seras, so Hirano paired Alucard with Sir Integra and created the character Pip Vernedead so he could stick him with Seras during the narrative, but refrained from making Alucard's deep bond with Integra "romantic."[248] The introduction of a rival organization meant that Alucard would have to have a rival, so Anderson was created to be Alucard's nemesis. Initially, he also thought about The Captain but concluded that he was too weak. Even if The Captain joined the battle between Alucard and Anderson, Hirano doesn't think he would win.[249] Though the story of Hellsing started off from the perspective of Seras Victoria, it devolved into a story of an all-out battle with no specific focuses; yet, the root of the story was Alucard himself and his wants to be defeated by a human, that is, "a man always defeats a monster."[250] As a character, Schrödinger was created to be the ultimate tool to defeat Alucard.[251]

His glasses-goggle hybrid, which were inspired by Bolt Crank from the manga series Eat-Man, which in turn was a reference to the 1994 French film Léon: The Professional.[252] With the coincidental similar design choices shared by Trigun's Vash the Stampede and Alucard within the previous 3 chapters of Hellsing, Hirano lamented that he shouldn't have given him the sunglasses as the similar design garnered many comparisons with Vash, for which he was criticized on.[253] His design was later stylized and updated in the later half of Volume 1[254], and his hat and sunglasses was completely dropped after Volumes 3 and 4 respectively. His hat, which is inconsistent of design, are drawn more similarly to a cowboy hat rather than a fedora in more recent illustrations/sketches drawn by Hirano.

After Alucard receives the Jackal, he was seen using it alongside the Casull in a dual-wielding style. The Jackal had a left-facing case ejector, something most guns do not have, and this makes it appear as though the gun was meant to be used with the Casull. However, Alucard was almost always shown holding the Jackal in his right hand and the Casull with his left, causing the case ejectors to face each other (which would throw spent shell casings into his face). Hirano was fully aware of this, and stated that he doesn't care about the accuracy of the weapons and draws whatever he likes it to be drawn.[255] In addition, Hirano jokingly said that Alucard's Casull has an endless amount of bullets, saying: "They're all cosmoguns that can hold a million rounds."[256]

Name

Up until the release of Dark Horse Comic's Volume 1 of the Hellsing manga, and the pronunciation of Alucard's name in the English dub, Alucard's name varied between Japanese and overseas sources; with the most well known one writing out his name as "Arucard."[257] This is due to the Japanese spelling of Alucard's name in katakana, "アーカード (Ākādo)." In Japanese, "r" and "l" are the same sound and are represented by the same character, so either "r" or "l" can be used in romanization. As a result of the spelling discrepancy, Hirano stated that he made a mistake because of that.[258][259] Despite that being the case, Geneon (distributor of the Hellsing OVA series), insisted that it should be kept as "Arucard." In official merchandises and website, Alucard's name is written as "Arucard."[260][261] After securing the rights for the Hellsing: Ultimate OVA in the west, Funimation still kept "Arucard" in the subtitles.

An alternative way of spelling out Alucard's name in Japanese is "アルカード (Arukādo)."[262] Hirano is aware of this, as in one panel, Jan Valentine stated "アーカードだかアルカードだか知らねーが (Ākādoda ka Arukādoda ka shirane ̄ ga)," roughly translating to "I don't know if it's Alucard or Alucard," essentially poking fun of the whole debacle over the translation of Alucard's name. Dark Horse Comics avoided this by changing the dialogue completely to "Alucard? What the fuck ever, man!".[263] In reverse, Alucard's name is spelled out as "Dracula," which is Hirano's intention.[264] By the guidebook's release, Alucard's name is finally written as it is; not as "Arucard," but "Alucard."[265] Though despite this, the English subtitles for Hellsing: Ultimate still calls Alucard, "Arucard." The ending of the tenth OVA mistakenly refers to him as "Sir Arucard."[266]

Trivia

  • Interestingly, in the English commentary for the first Hellsing: Ultimate OVA, Crispin Freeman notes that he was originally going to give Alucard a Romanian accent, but decided on an American accent instead.[267] Most likely, the Romanian accent heard in the intro of the English OVA II, and the one in OVA VIII upon unleashing Level Zero was what Alucard was originally going to sound like.
  • Alucard has two Paganism references on him. The obvious one is the Pentacle symbol on his gloves. The second is his epithet, "The Bird of Hermes." Hermes was the Greek messenger god, noted for his winged sandals and ability to fly. Hermes was also noted for transporting souls to the Underworld, while Alucard, in contrast, devours them.
    • "The Bird of Hermes is my name/Eating my wings to make me tame" is also part of the Ripley Scroll, a medieval work about emblematic symbolism. George Ripley was an alchemist who lived around Vlad the Impaler's time and is also said to have known the formula to create the Philosopher's Stone.
    • Below the star on Alucard's gloves, it has the German words, "Gott Mit Uns," which translates to "God With Us." Interestingly, those words were used by the German military until the end of World War II, and during the Nazi era by the Wehrmacht (the regular German army) whereas the Nazi Waffen-SS used "Meine Ehre heißt Treue," which means "Loyalty is my Honor" instead.
  • Before becoming a vampire, Alucard's eyes were a bluish-purple in the OVA. However, in his famous portrait, Vlad Tepes has brown eyes. There are also historical records that describe him as having "threatening" green eyes.[268]
  • How Count Dracula is portrayed in Hellsing is similar to how he was portrayed in Francis Ford Coppola's film, Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • The character Solomon from Genndy Tartakovsky's Sym-Bionic Titan cartoon is a visual reference to Alucard.
  • Alucard appeared in the videogame Call of Duty as a playable operator, with Crispin Freeman returning to reprise his role as Alucard.[269]

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  11. Order 01: Vampire Hunter
  12. Order 31: D (6) p. 3. "It's him!! The Mad Mouthpiece is coming."
  13. Order 32: D(7) pp. 4-5. "Zamiel just may... appear before you, too."
  14. Order 57: Wizardy (1) p. 12. "The Black Peril comes. The Black Peril comes!!"
  15. Order 70: Heart of Dream Chapter Cover
  16. HELLSING official guide book p. 006
  17. Order 78: Warcraft (1) p. 13. "What must one do to kill such a Mad King?"
  18. Order 78: Warcraft (1) p. 13. "He's prone to drink blood once again. He's the Glutton King."
  19. HELLSING official guide book p. 006
  20. Order 23: Call to Power Prologue
  21. Order 69: Castle vania (2) p. 15
  22. Order 69: Castle vania (2) p. 15
  23. HELLSING official guide book p. 006
  24. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
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  26. The Dawn - 4 p. 13
  27. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn p. 14
  28. HELLSING official guide book p. 009. "容姿は私にとっては何の意味もない」という 言葉通り、見た目の年齢や性別などは彼にとっ て大した問題ではない。" (Rough Translation: As he says, "appearance and shape hold no meaning for me," so age and gender are not a big issue for him.)
  29. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 01
  30. HELLSING official guide book p. 009
  31. HELLSING official guide book p. 009
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  33. Order 10: Dead Zone (4)
  34. Order 19: Elevator Action (6)
  35. Order 69: Castle vania (2)
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  37. HELLSING official guide book p. 009
  38. HELLSING OVA VI - X Blu-ray Box Booklet
  39. HELLSING official guide book p. 009
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  41. Order 01: Vampire Hunter pp. 22-26
  42. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) pp. 10-16. "I cannot be killed by dogs."
  43. Hellsing: Ultimate II
  44. Order 03: Murder Club pp. 14-15. "No nobility, conviction, or rationale. You kill women and children when you don't even need to feed. And lastly, you can't even fight once the bullets run out. You sill think you can be a Nosferatu? What a disgrace!!"
  45. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) p. 23. "I get that a lot. So what does that make you? A man? A dog? A freak?"
  46. Order 73: Finesthour (1) 7. "You and I are now dogs. Hounds. Dogs bark not for themselves."
  47. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) p. 24-28
  48. Order 01: Vampire Hunter
  49. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) pp. 26-27. "That's the way of war. They gambled all they had on the cards in their own weak hand. That's how it works."
  50. HELLSING official guide book p. 008. "自らむやみに喧嘩をふっかけるようなことはしないが、売られた 喧嘩は必ず買う。ヘルシング機関の敵であっても敵でなくても、 下された命令の遂行を阻むものはノリノリで打ち倒しにかかる。" (Rough Translation: He never picks a fight on his own, but he always buys a fight when he is offered one. Whether they are enemies of the Hellsing Organisation or not, he will fight with gusto to defeat anyone who prevents them from carrying out the orders he has been given.)
  51. Order 06: Sword Dancer (3) p. 17
  52. Order 10: Dead Zone (4) pp. 2-5. "Oh, so that's what you are, boy. A worthless, good-for-nothing lump of flesh."
  53. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) p. 14. "That which defeats a monster, is always a man."
  54. Order 64: Hundred Swords (3) pp. 1-2. "Like a dream. Humans are like a dream!"
  55. Order 65: Might and Magic (1) pp. 5-6. "A monster like me, a weak monster that could not go on being human... must be defeated by a human!!"
  56. Order 69: Castle vania (2) pp. 8-10
  57. Order 63: Hundred Swords (2) pp. 2-4
  58. HELLSING official guide book p. 008. "かつて人間でいることに耐えられず、信仰を捨てた アーカード。だからこそ、最後まで「あきらめ」を捨 てない人間の誇りに羨望の情を抱く。" (Rough Translation: Alucard, who once gave up his faith because he could not bear to be human. Therefore, he is envious of the pride of people who do not give up until the very end.)
  59. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) pp. 1-6
  60. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  61. Order 23: Call to Power p. 8
  62. Order 65: Might and Magic (1) pp. 5-7. "Stop this, human!! Don't become a monster like me."
  63. Order 69: Castle vania (2) pp. 20-22
  64. Order 71: Relics p. 31
  65. Order 61: Wizardy (5) pp. 5-8
  66. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) p. 14
  67. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) pp. 13-15
  68. Order 68: Castle vania (1)
  69. Order 68: Castle vania (1) pp. 9-14. "So. So. Did God descend? Did Jerusalem, the paradise? Well? Answer me. King. Mad King. Everyone died. They all died. For your sake. For the sake of what you believe. For the sake of your paradise. For the sake of your God. For the sake of your prayers. Now they're all dead. You're no longer a king. Not even a servant of God. No, no longer a man. You killed enemies, allies, the subjects you were to protect, the country you were to govern. Men, women, the aged, children, even yourself. But even so, if you're to traverse renunciation..."
  70. Order 23: Call to Power Prologue
  71. HELLSING official guide book
  72. Order 64: Hundred Swords (3) Chapter Cover
  73. Order 23: Call to Power Prologue
  74. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  75. Order 02: Master of Monster
  76. Order 74: Finesthour (2) Chapter Cover
  77. Order 16: Elevator Action pp. 2-4
  78. Order 73: Finesthour (1) pp. 7-8
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  80. Order 60: Wizardry (4) p. 6
  81. Order 89: Romancia
  82. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) pp. 13-15
  83. Order 01: Vampire Hunter
  84. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  85. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) p. 15
  86. Order 02: Master of Monster
  87. Order 03: Murder Club
  88. Order 68: Castle vania (1) p. 15
  89. Order 69: Castle vania (2)
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  92. Order 73: Finesthour (1) pp. 22-23
  93. Order 74: Finesthour (2) Chapter Cover
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  95. Order 23: Call to Power pp. 7-8
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  97. Order 12: Balance of Power (2) p. 13. "Yes!! Let us kill, Judas Priest!"
  98. Order 62: Hundred Swords (1) p. 5. Rival Come kill me!! Come pierce this heart with your bayonets!!"
  99. Order 62: Hundred Swords (1) p. 4. "You're something else. Your training is superb, for a man."
  100. Order 64: Hundred Swords (3) p. 1. "That is some man. Just like those men. Come to me now, Alexander Anderson!! Come stand before my eyes, like that man. Like that man, old and merely human. Like that man, come and dexterously pierce the bowels of my heart!!"
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  107. Order 69: Castle vania (2) pp. 20-22. "You! Are! Me!! You are me!! I was this same way! I was this... same damn way!"
  108. Order 70: Heart of Dream
  109. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) pp. 1-6
  110. Hellsing: Volume 1
  111. Order 07: Dead Zone (1) pp. 8-10
  112. Order 71: Relics p. 13. "When you were aged, you were trillions, quadrillions of times more beautiful than this. Look how ugly you are now."
  113. Hellsing: Volume 10
  114. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn pp. 14-16. "Didn't you want to fight with me? Otherwise, you wouldn't be able to take a single step would you? Would you even know which way to go? Do you fear becoming useless?! Do you fear old age?! Do you fear being left behind?! John Bull? Bullshit!! You're the one who's toying. You're a little punk. A scrawny little punk who hasn't changed a bit in the last sixty years."
  115. Order 77: Operation Wolf pp. 18-20
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  117. Order 24: Ultima on Line p. 10. "You truly are a vengeful brood! A superb war declaration!"
  118. Order 19: Elevator Action (6) p. 30. "Your lot and I truly are incorrigible warmongers. Aren't we, Major?"
  119. Order 09: Dead Zone (3) p. 22. "I can see that you're above even a 'Category A' vampire."
  120. Hellsing: Ultimate II
  121. Order 10: Dead Zone (4) p. 5. "You were more a piece of shit than a man. Now you can be a piece of dog shit."
  122. Order 75: Finesthour (3) pp. 11-12
  123. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn p. 10
  124. Order 01: Vampire Hunter pp. 16-22
  125. Order 06: Sword Dancer (3) p. 21. "Just as you're the crystallization of anti-monster technology... The Hellsing family has spent 100 years gloriously building him into the Ultimate Undead: The Vampire Alucard!"
  126. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  127. Hellsing: Ultimate II
  128. Order 19: Elevator Action (6) pp. 14-18
  129. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  130. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  131. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  132. Hellsing: Ultimate IX
  133. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  134. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  135. Hellsing: Ultimate IX
  136. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  137. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  138. Hellsing: Ultimate II
  139. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  140. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  141. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  142. Hellsing: Ultimate IX
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  144. Order 15: Elevator Acton (2) pp. 16-17, 22
  145. Order 02: Master of Monster
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  147. Order 06: Sword Dancer (3) pp. 8-9
  148. Order 77: Operation Wolf pp. 20-25
  149. Order 01: Vampire Hunter pp. 16-22
  150. Order 15: Elevator Action (2) pp. 10-16
  151. Order 05: Sword Dancer (2) p. 16
  152. Order 02: Master of Monster pp. 26-27
  153. Hellsing: Volume 7
  154. Order 18: Elevator Acton (5) pp. 15-16
  155. The Dawn - 4 p. 14
  156. The Dawn - 5 prologue and page 1
  157. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  158. Hellsing: Ultimate II
  159. Hellsing: Ultimate X
  160. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  161. Order 11: Balance of Power (1) p. 12
  162. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn p. 14
  163. Hellsing: The Dawn
  164. Order 06: Sword Dancer (3) pp. 20-21
  165. Order 01: Vampire Hunter pp. 18-19
  166. Order 10: Dead Zone (4)
  167. Order 83: Black Onyx (2) p. 1
  168. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
  169. Hellsing: Ultimate I
  170. Hellsing: Volume 1
  171. Hellsing: Ultimate I
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  173. Order 42: Aubird Force pp. 12-16
  174. Hellsing: Ultimate V
  175. Order 42: Aubird Force pp. 12-16. "Its speed is only several knots... But it is definitely moving! Towards London!"
  176. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  177. Order 15: Elevator Acton (2) p. 21
  178. Order 17: Elevator Action (4) pp. 20-24
  179. Order 14: Elevator Action (1) pp. 2-3
  180. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  181. Order 17: Elevator Action (4) pp. 8-11
  182. Order 18: Elevator Action (5) pp. 17-18
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  185. Hellsing: Ultimate VIII
  186. Order 57: Wizardry (1) pp. 17-20
  187. Order 05: Sword Dancer (2) p. 16
  188. Order 12: Balance of Power (2) pp. 17-18
  189. Order 13: Balance of Power (3) p. 21. "Besides, for me, sunlight isn't some great enemy. I just hate it."
  190. Order 19: Elevator Action (6) pp. 20-29
  191. Order 82: Black Onyx (1) p. 8. "Keep killing. You've only got thousands upon thousands more to go."
  192. HELLSING official guide book p. 007. "人間の血を吸い、怪力を もち、日光を嫌うなど、 一般的に知られる吸血 鬼。の特性をもつ。さら にそのなかでも「最強の アンデッド」と謳われる だけあり、数え切れない ほどの命 (=血) を吸って きた彼を倒すことは、ほ ぼ不可能と思われる。" (Rough Translation: A vampire is a creature known for their ability to suck human blood, possess great strength, and hates sunlight. He is hailed as the "strongest undead" among the vampires, and it is almost impossible to defeat him after he has sucked countless lives [blood].)
  193. Order 59: Wizardry (3) p. 16. "No wonder you do not die. No wonder I cannot kill him!!! Just how many lives does he have?! Just how many human lives has he sucked?!"
  194. Order 82: Black Onyx (1) pp. 6-8. "How the hell many lives does Alucard have now? A million? Two million? You can no longer beat him."
  195. HELLSING official guide book p. 026. "一般に吸血鬼は心臓に杭を打ち込むこと で死ぬとされているが、アーカードは全身 に銃剣を突き刺されたうえで首を落とされ ても死なない。なぜなら、それはただ「アー カードの中のひとつの命が死ぬ」ことに過ぎ ないからである。" (Rough Translation: It is generally believed that vampires die by driving a stake through their hearts, but Alucard does not die even if a bayonet is thrust through his entire body and he's decapitated. This is because it is nothing more than "one life inside Alucard dying.")
  196. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn pp. 6-7
  197. HELLSING official guide book p. 026. "不死の王アーカードを倒すには、彼の中 に存在する命のすべてを殺さねばならない。 しかし、彼がこれまでに取り込んだ命は無 数であり、これからも命を取り込み続ける 限りアーカードは無敵とされている。" (Rough Translation: In order to defeat Nosferatu Alucard, one must kill all life that exists within him. However, the number of lives he has taken so far is countless, and as long as he continues to take lives, Alucard is considered invincible.)
  198. Order 60: Wizardry (4) p. 2. "Now, when Alucard's restriction system is fully released. That is a system that lets him release all the lives he has and send them into battle. All the soldiers have sallied fourth on the castle in a combined force. Just one stands inside the castle, the lord!!! He's alone, alone!! Just a single vampire, now. Just a single Dracula."
  199. Order 78: Warcraft (1) p. 13. "Alucard released Level Zero and emitted all his lives."
  200. Order 82: Black Onyx (1) pp. 4-7
  201. Order 77: Operation Wolf
  202. Order 78: Warcraft (1)
  203. Order 89: Romancia p. 21
  204. Order 83: Black Onyx (2) pp. 8-10
  205. Order 89: Romancia pp. 25-26. "I've been killing my lives inside me. Three million, four hundred twenty-four thousand, eight hundred sixty-seven. I killed them. Killed all of them but "One." Now, I'm here. Now I'm nowhere, yet I can be anywhere. Therefore, I'm here.
  206. Order 83: Black Onyx (2) p. 9
  207. Hellsing: Volume 2
  208. Hellsing: Volume 8
  209. Order 89: Romancia p. 19. "3,400,867. I killed them. Killed all of them but one."
  210. Order 09: Dead Zone (3)
  211. Order 74: Finesthour (2) pp. 8-10
  212. Hellsing: Ultimate IX
  213. Order 75: Finesthour (3) pp. 5-6
  214. Order 74: Finesthour (2) pp. 10-13
  215. Order 75: Finesthour (3) Chapter Cover
  216. Order 59: Wizardry (3) p. 11
  217. Hellsing: Ultimate III
  218. Order 69: Castle vania (2) p. 6
  219. Order 59: Wizardry (3) p. 12
  220. Hellsing: Ultimate IV
  221. Order 69: Castle vania (2) p. 5
  222. Order 09: Dead Zone (3) p. 23
  223. Order 58: Wizardry (2)
  224. HELLSING official guide book p. 007. "敵の能力 に伴う段階までは自ら解放することができるが、最後の砦とも言 える「零号」だけは、主人の指示がない限り解放不可。" (Rough Translation: He can release his own restrictions up to the level associated with those of his enemies, but "Zero," the last restraint, cannot be released unless his master instructs him to do so.)
  225. HELLSING official guide book p. 007. "ヘルシング家に仕える吸血鬼となってから、彼の能力は拘束制御 術式ヘクロムウェル》によって数段階に制限されている。" (Rough Translation: Since becoming a vampire in the service of the Hellsing family, his abilities have been limited to a few levels by the Cromwell Control Art Restriction System.)
  226. HELLSING official guide book p. 024. "ヘルシング家に仕える吸血鬼となってから、彼の能力は拘束制御 術式《クロムウェル》によって数段階に制限されている。" (Rough Translation: A coffin is the final refuge of a vampire who writhes freely in the darkness. Seras's coffin exists mainly to recover physical strength, while Alucard's coffin exists not only for that purpose, but also to fulfill his promise to serve the Hellsing family.)
  227. Order 58: Wizardry (2)
  228. Order 59: Wizardry (3)
  229. Order 61: Wizardry (5)
  230. Order 74: Finesthour (2)
  231. Order 76: Lunatic Dawn pp. 10-16
  232. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
  233. Hellsing: Volume 1
  234. Order 17: Elevator Action (4) pp. 20-24
  235. Order 34: D (8) pp. 18-20
  236. Hellsing: Volume 8
  237. Order 23: Call to Power Prologue
  238. Order 57: Wizardry (1) pp. 17-19. "Once, a vampire came to England. To get a woman he personally desired. The vampire sailed aboard a schooner. The schooner dashed from wave-to-wave through the fog at unbelievable speed. The entire crew was killed. And so, the ghost ship, fully laden with corpses and caskets, made port in London. Her name is the Demeter. In Russian, the Demitri."
  239. Order 61: Wizardry (5) p. 6
  240. Order 60: Wizardry (4) p. 1
  241. Order 59: Wizardry (3) pp. 16-19. "Kazans...!! The Janissary Infantry!!" "Wallachia... The principality's army!! Your own soldiers! Your own vassals! Your own subjects!!"
  242. Order 64: Hundred Swords (3) p. 1. "Come stand before my eyes, like that man. Like that man, old and merely human. Like that man, come and dexterously pierce the bowels of my heart!!"
  243. Order 64: Hundred Swords (3)
  244. Order 68: Castle vania (1)
  245. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
  246. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 01
  247. Beckett Anime Issue #89
  248. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 03
  249. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 03
  250. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 02
  251. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 02
  252. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
  253. Hellsing: Volume 1 Author Introduction
  254. Order 04: Sword Dancer (1)
  255. HELLSING official guide book Kohta Hirano Vs. Interviewer: Battle 03
  256. Hellsing: Volume 1 Character Introduction
  257. HELLSING Catalogue YKO 97 #30
  258. Crispin Freeman comments on the situation regarding Alucard's name
  259. Hellsing: Ultimate English Commentaries
  260. https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interview/2006-12-14/hellsing-ultimate-th
  261. https://www.animenation.net/blog/ask-john-is-it-alucard-or-arucard/
  262. Hellsing (Prototype)
  263. Order 07: Dead Zone (1)
  264. Crispin Freeman comments on the situation regarding Alucard's name
  265. HELLSING official guide book p. 006
  266. Hellsing: Ultimate X
  267. Hellsing: Ultimate I Commentary
  268. https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/08/vlad-the-impaler-may-have-shed-tears-of-blood-study-finds/
  269. https://twitter.com/CallofDuty/status/1709599385498038568
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