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Originally, Valkenhayn appeared as an NPC in ''[[BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger]]'' and was made playable as the second DLC character for ''[[BlazBlue: Continuum Shift]]''.
 
Originally, Valkenhayn appeared as an NPC in ''[[BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger]]'' and was made playable as the second DLC character for ''[[BlazBlue: Continuum Shift]]''.
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
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Valkenhayn’s human form is that of an elderly man with long white hair tied with a pink bow, a chinstrap beard, and tan skin. His teeth have sharp canines like that of a wolf. His clothing consists of a Victorian gentleman’s suit with black pants, black steel-toed shoes, a white shirt and black bowtie, a brown and gold vest, and a black and gold coat with golden chains attached to it and brown cuffs.
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Valkenhayn’s wolf form is that of a large gray wolf with black paws and a black face. The fur on its back, tail, and chin is the same color as Valkenhayn’s hair in his human form, and his pink bow is situated on his tail.
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Valkenhayn is also capable of transforming into a huge, heavily muscled humanoid werewolf. In addition, he can transform his limbs and head individually into his wolf form.
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As a young man, Valkenhayn had straight, spiky brown hair which turned gray over time, and didn’t wear his coat. The bow in his hair was red instead of pink.
  
 
==Personality==
 
==Personality==

Revision as of 13:08, 14 March 2018

"A full course of teeth and claws...Please, enjoy it to the fullest."[1]
ヴァルケンハイン=R=ヘルシング
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
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BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma Valkenhayn R Hellsing Main.png
BlazBlue Continuum Shift Valkenhayn R Hellsing Main.png
Name

Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

Birthday

September 15

Species

Lycanthrope (demi-human)

Voice Actors

Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese)
Doug Stone (English)

Blood Type

A

Height

191cm

Weight

78kg

Hair Color

White (current)
Brown (young)

Eye Color

Blue

Drive

Werwolf

Likes

Pocket watches

Dislikes

Objects with no character

Hobbies

Planting Bonsai-trees

Affiliation

Immortal Breakers
Alucard Clan
Six Heroes

Character Titles

Silver Wolf

Character Themes

Howling Moon, II
SIX-HEROES
Dissonance

Appearances
Games

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (non-playable)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (non-playable)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II (playable)
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend (playable)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (playable)
BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (playable)
BlazBlue: Central Fiction (playable)

Manga

BlazBlue
BlazBlue: Variable Heart

Novels

BlazBlue: Phase 0
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 3
BlazBlue: Phase Shift 4
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger — Part 1
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger — Part 2
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift — Part 2
BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience — Part 1
BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience — Part 2

Short Stories

Endless Waltz
Innocent Black
Trigger Shift
Scarlet Rose

Valkenhayn R. Hellsing (ヴァルケンハイン=R=ヘルシング), sometimes known as the Silver Wolf, is the eternally loyal servant of Rachel Alucard. He is one of the Six Heroes who fought against the Black Beast during the Dark War and a former Immortal Breaker, having worked with Relius Clover in his youth. After being saved by Clavis Alucard, Valkenhayn swore his loyalty to the Alucard Clan, keeping his oath for over a century.

Originally, Valkenhayn appeared as an NPC in BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger and was made playable as the second DLC character for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift.

Appearance

Valkenhayn’s human form is that of an elderly man with long white hair tied with a pink bow, a chinstrap beard, and tan skin. His teeth have sharp canines like that of a wolf. His clothing consists of a Victorian gentleman’s suit with black pants, black steel-toed shoes, a white shirt and black bowtie, a brown and gold vest, and a black and gold coat with golden chains attached to it and brown cuffs.

Valkenhayn’s wolf form is that of a large gray wolf with black paws and a black face. The fur on its back, tail, and chin is the same color as Valkenhayn’s hair in his human form, and his pink bow is situated on his tail.

Valkenhayn is also capable of transforming into a huge, heavily muscled humanoid werewolf. In addition, he can transform his limbs and head individually into his wolf form.

As a young man, Valkenhayn had straight, spiky brown hair which turned gray over time, and didn’t wear his coat. The bow in his hair was red instead of pink.

Personality

Calm and orderly, he mostly keeps to himself. However, he shows no mercy to those who would harm Rachel.[2][3][4]

Biography

Bloodedge Experience - Part 1

In his youth, Valkenhayn worked alongside Relius Clover, both were agents for the Immortal Breakers, an organization that specialises in the eradication of incredibly powerful beings. He joined the Agency with the pretext of searching for the strongest souls to fight against. The Breakers were hired by the Mitsurugi Agency to find and kill Clavis Alucard, who had been sighted in Shin Kawahama City, Japan. In one of the city's parks, he found Naoto Kurogane and attacked him on sight because he smelt like a vampire. Despite having killed Naoto twice, the boy did not die, and it was only on Relius' insistence that they left to continue their job. Before leaving, Valkenhayn stomped on Naoto's foot, crushing it.[5]

The two Breakers eventually tracked Clavis to Naoto's apartment and begun to fight him. Valkenhayn launched himself at the vampire, but was effortlessly thrown out of the door he entered. With Relius providing backup, Valkenhayn transformed into his wolf form and lunged towards Clavis, digging his teeth deep into his arm. Unfazed, Clavis calmly walked towards a window of the complex and threw the lycanthrope outside before jumping after him to continue the fight. Because of Valkenhayn and Relius, Naoto's apartment was completely destroyed, but Naoto, Raquel Alucard, and Haruka Hayami, who were in the kitchen, were unscathed.[6]

Bloodedge Experience - Part 2

Under the orders of Kiiro Hikagami, Valkenhayn and Relius had been relegated to crushing Spinner Superior's bugs that littered Shin Kawahama. They began to talk about the eradication of the Apostles throughout the city, but were interrupted by Saya Terumi, who attempted to cut down Relius. The girl calmly asked which of them was Valkenhayn, and with the wolf's answer, she attacked him, reasoning that he killed Naoto and began hunting down the bugs she wanted.

The battle with Saya was gruelling. She was far too fast for Valkenhayn in his human form, forcing him to switch to his wolf form. Even then, he could not seem to match her near impossible speed and power; Relius continued to watch. Finally, Saya sheathed her sword as Valkenhayn switched back to a human, and caught her by the throat. Before he could do anything, she activated Soul Eater, forcing the man to his knees. Again, Relius watched, but then Saya herself was unable to fight, the technique she had used to gain her incredible strength and speed had finally caught up to her. Before Valkenhayn could exact his revenge, Naoto arrived, delivering a flying kick straight to the lycanthrope's face. The two men stood close and were about to have a rematch. Valkenhayn shouted at him, telling the boy that he was going to crush his skull. Raquel stopped the fight that was about to ensue, telling everyone present that Spinner Superior had sensed the fight between Valkenhayn and Saya, and was coming.[7]

Spinner kidnapped Saya, and Relius detailed Valkenhayn a plan - destroy the sorcery circle he was using to empower his own sorcery. They continued to destroy the numerous circles to buy Kiiro more time to help kill Spinner, a plan that was successful.[8] Both Valkenhayn and Relius kidnapped the unconscious Saya while everyone was distracted, taking her back to the Agency. There, they were met by a man who called himself Hazama.[9]

Dark War

Phase 0, Phase Shift 1, Phase Shift 2, Phase Shift 3, Phase Shift 4

At some point, Valkenhayn's life was saved by Clavis. The wolf swore his loyalty to the vampire from then on, and served his other daughter, Rachel Alucard as the family's loyal butler. He also became acquainted with Tomonori and Jubei as they worked under Clavis when the Dark War began and destroyed Japan. At some point, he also met Yuuki Terumi.

In the January of 2106, Rachel teleported Tomonori back to the Alucard Castle and the beastkin spoke in a derogatory tone towards the elderly vampire. Valkenhayn warned him to remember who he was speaking to and nearly bared his fangs, yet Clavis ordered him to demonstrate patience. He poured his master some tea, withholding his reply to Clavis' observation on how he cannot stop humanity from acting.[10]

Clavis discovered that Tomonori had taken the Hihiirokane to kill Kazuma Kval and Terumi. Valkenhayn was sent after him, but the wolf was too late - Tomonori lay dead in a puddle of blood with Kazuma standing victorious over his corpse, having merged with Terumi. Valkenhayn hunkered low and rushed towards the student before grabbing his skull; knocking him unconscious, Valkenhayn carried him back to the Castle. Together with Clavis, they locked him in a specially made prison, using sorcery to further imprison Kazuma.[11]

When Clavis died, Valkenhayn was left heart-broken, but continued his oath to protect Rachel. In his will, Clavis left a note to Valkenhayn, telling him to allow a woman called Nine to release Kazuma from his chains.

When the time came, Valkenhayn took Nine and Jubei to the Alucard Castle and allowed them access to the prison that housed Terumi and Kazuma. He watched as Nine undid each sorcery lock and as she used Mind Eater; when the group left the prison, Valkenhayn said a quiet prayer to Clavis, asking if what had happened would be alright.[12]

Variable Heart

Valkenhayn accompanied Rachel when she teleported Mai Natsume, Shiori Kirihito, Kajun Faycott, Bell, and Taro Sasaga'e away from Meifang Lapislazuli and the Wings of Justice. He was particularly angry with Ragna's attitude towards Rachel, and tossed him through one of her teleportation portals to an unknown location.[13]

Continuum Shift

An old-fashioned butler who has served the Alucard family since the previous generation. Not only does he excel as a butler and as a person, but he is also knowledgable in a wide variety of topics. He chases after Rachel, who left her castle after sensing a calamity in Kagustuchi.[14]

Chrono Phantasma

A member of the "Six Heroes" who defeated the Black Beast during the First War of Ars Magus. The ancestor of wolf beastkin, he currently serves the prestigious vampires of the "Alucard family" as a butler. Now that his enemy Relius Clover has appeared, he feels that confrontation is inevitable and accompanies Rachel to fulfill her wish.[15]

Central Fiction

An old-fashioned butler who has served the Alucard family since the previous generation. Not only does he excel as a butler and as a person, but he is also knowledgable in a wide variety of topics. He chases after Rachel, who left her castle after sensing a calamity in Kagustuchi.[16]

Like the rest of the cast, Valkenhayn was absorbed into the Embryo, had his memories altered, and believed that the date was 12/31/2199. He found Rachel in her room and entered together with Nago and Gii. Rachel’s memories were unaffected, and although he could not remember why, he told her to rest as she was rapidly losing her power. He also had an uncomfortable feeling about the world he was in. [17] Later, he was sent to Ikaruga by Nine, and was told to kill Izanami in order to secure his piece of the Azure. He found Rachel and begged her to return to the castle lest she disappear from the world. She rejected the idea and asked that he instead spy on the other chosen, returning to her at intervals to report who they were and what they were doing. He complied, [18] but he returned to his mistress's side when he saw her battling Naoto Kurogane. Just when he was about to attack the young man, he was teleported away. [19]

Ragna leaves the rest to Valkenhayn

Sometime later, Valkenhayn had lost Rachel and was searching for her. During his search, he came across Hakumen and realised that the knight had not lost his memories. Hakumen observed that Valkenhayn could not stop Rachel’s headstrong attitude. [20] Valkenhayn eventually found Rachel and met Ragna. When the Grim Reaper called Rachel weak, he asked him to hold his tongue, but did not prevent him from leaving. [21]

Valkenhayn came to the idea that killing Amane Nishiki, the current Onlooker of the world, might restore power to back to Rachel, its former Onlooker. He found him atop the Altar and they fought, but as a being outside Logic, the lycanthrope could not kill him. Amane asked Valkenhayn whether his loyalty was to the promise he had made Clavis years ago to protect Rachel, or to Rachel herself. Valkenhayn answered the latter, and Amane told him Ragna’s plan to save the world and create a new possibility where Rachel could still live. [22]

Outside the Embryo, Valkenhayn took Rachel away from Ragna after watching them share an embrace, and together, he and his mistress returned to seithr. [23]

In the new world created by Ragna, Valkenhayn was seen preparing tea for Rachel for when she would return to the Alucard Castle. [24]

Powers & Techniques

Library Entry

Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

One of the Six heroes that defeated the Black Beast. He is a wolf beastkin, and a servant to the Alucard Family, a noble line of vampires.

He is not only an excellent butler, but has honed a wide variety of skills during his lifetime, including the delicacy of tea, which comes in handy when serving his current master, Rachel. He carries himself with an aura of gentility, and never says more than he must, but when faced with one who wishes to harm his master, Rachel, he shows no mercy.

Despite Relius, his current arch nemesis’ appearance, Valkenhayn suppresses the urge to fight and follow’s Rachel’s wishes, making his way to the land of battle: Ikaruga.[25]

Appearances in other Media

Trivia

References

  1. BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  2. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  3. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (US), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  4. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (EU), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  5. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 1, Chapter 2 - Immortal
  6. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 1, Chapter 3 - Mitsurugi
  7. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 2, Chapter 10 - Encounter
  8. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 2, Chapter 11 - Fusion
  9. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 2, Outside Chapter
  10. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 2 - Cat of Crimson Sunset
  11. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Chapter 6 - Voice of Emerald Evil
  12. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 1, Prologue
  13. BlazBlue: Variable Heart, Chapter 11
  14. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  15. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  16. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Story - Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  17. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 002, Chapter 007, Sub Scenario 2
  18. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 005, Chapter 038, Sub Scenario 1
  19. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 007, Chapter 052
  20. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 007, Chapter 055, Sub Scenario 1
  21. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 010, Chapter 074
  22. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 011, Chapter 089, Sub Scenario 1
  23. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 012, Chapter 095
  24. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Story Mode, Episode 012, Chapter 100
  25. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Library Mode, Character #018