A CASE FOR INTEGRATING THIS ANIME INTO THE MONSTAAH TIMELINE
By the Acolyte
[The following set of points are good arguments by fellow agent the Acolyte to include the vampires seen in the anime series Hellsing into the MONSTAAH timeline, and thus into the Wold Newton Universe. The main character is an apparent variation of Dracula who (like many others before him) reverses his name as “Alucard,” only this time being forced to fight for the common good by a British vampire-hunting agency. This series also appears to highlight yet another unique strain of vampire, evidently not seen in any previous or subsequent sources, to whom this possible soul-clone of Dracula belongs to – Chris N]
1. In Hellsing, vampires seem to work differently than the other
vampire strains out there. If a vampire bites a virgin (though it's
hard to define that in today's world), that person becomes a vampire
too. If a vampire bites someone who isn't a virgin, that person turns
into a ghoul. By ghoul, I mean a nearly mindless, slavering zombie.
Blessed objects and silver still serve as good weapons against
2. Related to the above, most of the anime's and manga's plot have
the Hellsing Agency dealing with artificial vampires. Someone out
there is implanting chips into humans' bloodstreams, turning them
into a being with the speed, strength, and weaker regenerative
abilities of a vampire, plus the ability to gain sustenance from blood.
They're still below 'real' vampires though, and also have their
weaknesses. This is why Alucard, one of the few real vampires in the
series, shows contempt to these bloodsucker wannabes, and takes
pleasure in killing them.
People bitten by artificial vampires, virgin or not, become ghouls.
3. The Hellsing Agency is based in London and represents the
Protestant faith. They have an interesting rival in Rome representing
the Catholic faith. The Vatican's secret Division XIII,
codenamed "Iscariot," is centuries older than the Hellsing Agency and
shares the same purpose: to destroy the Undead. Their conflicting
faiths sometimes cause tension between the two orgs, however, so they
end up fighting each other rather than the Undead. This is especially
shown by one agent each of both orgs and explained in the next item.
4. Alucard is Hellsing's top operative. His equivalent in the
Iscariot org is the Paladin Father Alexander Anderson, a mad
fanatical priest who fights with a seemingly endless collection of
blessed short swords and holy magic that can nullify Alucard's dark
powers. Alexander is Alucard's rival throughout the series, and both
relish their fights. Alucard thinks of Alexander as mere human trash
despite his powers, while Alexander thinks of Alucard as no different
from the creatures he hunts, even though he works for the Hellsing
Interestingly, though Alexander is human, he is also a Regenerator.
He has self-healing abilities that seem to have been made to match up
to those of vampires. He took a bullet from Alucard's heavy-caliber
silver bullet Joshua, and stood up seconds later with the slug still
smoking in his forehead. Alexander explained this was a mix of a
blessing from God and the technology of man.
5. Models for MONSTAAH firearms. Alucard's weapons are two huge long-
barreled handguns called Joshua and Jackal. Joshua is silver with a
brown handle. It was forged from the Lancaster Cathedral's Silver
Cross (whatever that is) and uses exploding .454 Casull rounds. I did
some research and found that .454 (un-exploding, of course) is used
for hunting games. ^o^
The Jackal is entirely black, and has white cursive writing at the
side that reads, "Jesus Christ Is In Heaven Now." It uses 13mm blessed
quicksilver bullets. Alucard had this gun made after his first fight
with Father Anderson.
6. The Hellsing Agency's slogan: "In the name of God, impure souls of
the living dead shall be banished into eternal damnation. Amen." The
Hellsing Agency is alternatively known as England's Royal National
7. The story behind Alucard's revival is interesting, the result of a
power struggle. About a decade before the series begins, Integra
Wingates Hellsing was the soft-spoken bookish daughter of the
Hellsing Agency's aging leader. The leader died naming Integra as his
heir, but her uncle decided to seize this opportunity to control the
Agency for himself. Integra hid in the ancestral mansion, being
searched for by her uncle and his agents. Her father had told
Integra that if a crisis ever came up, she was to go the to mansion's
bowels and she would find something that would protect her.
That something turned out to be Alucard's decayed body, imprisoned
behind a sealed door. Alucard was awakened and regenerated by
Integra's blood after her uncle wounded her. He then proceeded to
kill the agents and, after trying but failing to intimidate Integra
into being his slave, consolidated his role as Integra's servant by
shielding her from her uncle's bullets, giving her the chance to
shoot him herself.
Integra was knighted sometime later and became the Agency's chief.