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Baskerville(バスカヴィル, Basukaviru), also known as the Black Dog (ブラック・ドッグ, Burakku Doggu), is one of Alucard's many familiars in the Hellsing series.

DescriptionEdit

Its form varies, but it usually appears as a large dog with shaggy black fur, multiple red eyes, and a large, fang filled mouth. It typically emerges from either one of his arms, almost serving as some sort of extension for his selected limb. Baskerville appears to be one of Alucard's favorite familiars, since he tends to use it against opponents he considers challenging. It is also one of the only familiars within Alucard to survive Anderson's destruction of Alucard's familiars.

InformationEdit

In HellsingEdit

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Alucard as Baskerville

It wasn't uncommon for Alucard to take on a dog-like form, the canine appearing shaggy and black with multiple eyes of crimson color. It is unknown if this is purely Alucard's shape shifting ability in action or if the vampire has taken on the dog's visage to inconspicuously navigate throughout humanity. However, the dog has multiple red eyes which undermine the efforts of the latter possibility, so it is likely the former.

In Hellsing UltimateEdit

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Baskerville about to eat Luke Valentine.

Baskerville is first seen in Hellsing Ultimate as the Valentine brothers assail the Hellsing Manor. While Jan Valentine causes havoc up-top, Luke Valentine heads below to face off with Alucard. After Alucard and Luke engage in a high-speed pistol duel, Alucard is impressed by Luke's amazing speed, reflexes, and accuracy, and decides to release his Level One state in order to gain an advantage over Luke. Luke attempts to retreat, but Alucard takes out a gun from the Baskerville's mouth and shoots one of Luke's legs off. After seeing Luke's cowardly demeanor, Alucard mocks the artificial vampire and calls him pathetic. Luke responds by calling Alucard a dog of the Church of England, and Alucard tells him to be silent. Alucard calls him dog food, and sicks the Baskerville on Luke. The artificial vampire desperately fires his pistol, but it is no use, and the Baskerville proceeds to consume Luke, ripping off both of his arms and ending the battle between the two vampires.

Later, during the battle between Alucard and a newly vampirized Walter, Alucard decides to unleash the Baskerville in an attempt to gain an edge over him. Unfortunately, Walter is able to easily rip apart the Baskerville with his Monofilament Wires and slices it in half. Upon dying, Luke Valentine was released from its bowels, and Walter uses his wires to enter Luke's body and control the Baskerville as a puppet. The Baskerville gains blue eyes and proceeds to attack its former master, ripping Alucard apart. Then, when the hellhound has Alucard in its mouth, Alucard uses the opportunity to load his Cassul and shoots the Baskerville, ending its life once and for all.

TriviaEdit

  • The name "Baskerville" is a reference to the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel, "The Hound of the Baskervilles". Its name was revealed in Volume 9, when Alucard summoned it against Walter.
  • It seems to be able to absorb powers for itself as in the case with Luke Valentine, as Alucard states that it wasn't a complete waste to feed him to his dog, after observing it's speed and movements similar to Valentine's.
  • In the anime, after Alucard is killed by Incognito, he returns from hell in the form of Baskerville.
  • In Hellsing Ultimate, its eye makes out the shape of the word "shit" as it devours Luke Valentine.
  • In the English Dub of Hellsing Ultimate Jonathan Klien was originally going to name Alucard's familiar Cerberus due to the fact the Dog had two heads with Alucard's head as the third. In Greek Mythology, Cerberus was a Hellhound who guarded the gates of Hell for Hades.

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