"I do not wish for the apocalypse. Humans do what humans do. Beasts do what beasts do. Fish do what fish do. If I am able to give even slight assistance so that they are able to survive, then I will do so."
Clavis Alucard (クラヴィス=アルカード) was a vampire, the father of Rachel Alucard and Raquel Alucard, and the former master of Valkenhayn R. Hellsing. Clavis was once one of the most powerful beings on the planet and held a life-long grudge against the Drive - Soul Eater. He dreamed for a world without Drives and had a life-force value so high it was unreadable.
Pale, old, and radiating an aura of wisdom. During the Dark War, Clavis had long gray hair, and a grey beard and moustache that covered his mouth. His eyes were as red as blood and he had sharp ears. Clavis was always seen in a brown robe that reached the ground and obscured his wrists with its long sleeves. Underneath it he wore a frilly red shirt and on top of his robe he wore a mantle that curved to the back of his head with its hood.
As a younger vampire, Clavis' face was more slender and he had long black hair. His eyes were said to be the color of fresh blood.
Towards the end of his life, Clavis was kind, wise, and surprisingly jovial. He understood his role in the fate of the world and the limits he had with interfering in it. Clavis would stand as the voice of reason and offer advice that would shape the personalities of Hakumen and Ragna the Bloodedge. He would intervene only if he thought it was the right thing to do.
In his youth, Clavis had pride bordering hubris. He was extremely confident in his abilities and was more interested in knowledge than fighting. He was, however, still a gentleman to both his opponents and strangers. Back then, he was in the pursuit of the Azure, wanting to use it to erase all "monsters" from the world and to return it back to humanity. Among those monsters he would erase is himself.
Powers and Abilities
When he was younger, Clavis was one of the most powerful beings to have existed. He could effortlessly defeat both Relius and Valkenhayn without feeling evenly remotely strained. His battle against the two of them was so incredibly one-sided that he protected three people and a kitchen while fighting them. He was seemingly immune to pain, not being fazed by Valkenhayn's sharp wolf teeth being buried in his skin. As well as this, the vampire could also use Phenomenon Intervention to stop time, albeit briefly.
Being a vampire, Clavis was capable of regenerating most wounds and displayed both incredible sorcery and physical strength.
Clavis was also a great teacher, and gave Raquel a formal education in the space of a few months. In his old age, he lost most of his overwhelming power and was bound to a wheelchair; he could stand, but not for long periods.
BlazBlue: Central Fiction Library Entry
- Clavis Alucard
A vampire who has lived for over a millennium, and has been quietly watching mankind's history unfold from high up in his ancient castle. He is Rachel's predecessor to the Alucard Manor, and the one who employed Valkenhayn at their residence.
Kind and gentle by nature, he wishes for a peaceful future in which mankind can assimilate with the other living creatures in the world.
But at the same time, he knows the darker side of mankind just as well. He is constantly torn by the will to instigate change, but the inability to do so as an Observer.
BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Official Site Profile
The previous head of the Alucard Family and Rachel's father. He is a "vampire", strongest of the "imaginary creatures." He is also the creator of Raquel, but both his motives and his goals are unknown.
- In the BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Character Poll, Clavis placed 56th out of the 84 candidates. He scored one place above Saya and one place below Homura Amanohokosaka. He had 58 votes.
- Clavis died some time between meeting Ragna the Bloodedge in BlazBlue: Phase 0 and before the beginning of BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2.
- Clavis had the highest known life-force value in the series, with his being immeasurable.
- BlazBlue: Phase 0, Chapter 3 - Reality's Red
- BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Library Mode, Character #038
- BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Site (JP), Clavis Alucard