Valkenhayn R. Hellsing

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"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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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
Scarlett 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]

A gentleman through and through. Valkenhayn is the ultimate butler who follows his mistress' every wish, and knows Rachel as well as she knows herself. He is frequently seen preparing her tea and pastries, and is eager to lend his ear to her. He disapproves of Ragna the Bloodedge, finding him to be a distasteful individual who frequently gets on his master's nerves. Unlike both Nago and Gii, Valkenhayn is never seen taking the brunt of Rachel's wrath. Valkenhayn has an immense amount of respect to the Alucard Clan, and owes his life to Clavis. This is how he found himself in the vampire's employment, but it is not out of this promise that he still serves the clan to this day. His loyalty is not to the clan but to Rachel herself, arguably being her closest friend and confidant. For over 50 years he stood by her bedside as she rested to gain power, taking care of the entire Alucard residence by himself.

In the Dark War, Valkenhayn was cold and distant to anyone who was not an Alucard. However, he was not unapproachable, and would offer advice to his comrades during the darkest times of the war. Regardless of his loyalty to the other Six Heroes, Valkenhayn's loyalty ultimately remained with the Alucard's, and he disappeared immediately after the war ended. As a young mercenary in the Immortal Breakers, Valkenhayn had yet to cultivate his loyalty and dignified grace. He was an angry young man who was always rearing to fight and even kill - his only reason for joining the group was to fight those with the strongest of souls.[5] This attitude of his rarely surfaces in Valkenhayn's old age, but to those who threaten Rachel, he turns from a mild-mannered butler into an unstoppable machine.

As an older gentleman, Valkenhayn keeps up good relations with numerous individuals, such as Torakaka, Jubei, and Bang Shishigami. He is willing to impart pearls of wisdom to others, and is always ready to help please his fans, such as Iron Tager.[6] Relius is one of Valkenhayn's greatest enemies, although the reason for their personal vendetta remains unknown. Valkenhayn also greatly misses Clavis, and wishes that he could bring him back to life.[7]

Powers & Techniques

A lycanthrope - a being which can freely shift between the forms of a human and wolf. Valkenhayn may be old, but that does not make him even remotely weak. Having lived for over a century, he has an incredible amount of experience in both life and battle, something that he frequently puts to use. It appears he also has the ability to teleport, and was select as one of the chosen. As a lycanthrope, Valkenhayn exists outside of logic, which means he was able to battle the Black Beast without the need of a Nox Nyctores.

Valkenhayn does not like relying on the power of his wolf form to fight, instead mainly staying in his human form. Despite this, the butler can transform any part of his body into the parts of his wolf form, such as his head, arms, legs, hands, etc. This makes him a tricky opponent to fight, as he can easily deliver a sharp slash with his claws or bite with razor sharp teeth. Even without the benefits of this form, Valkenhayn can launch devastatingly strong kicks and punches; his aged appearance belies a fearsome strength. In gameplay, Valkenhayn's Drive is Werwolf, which allows him to transform between wolf and human. As a wolf, Valkenhayn loses the ability to guard, but becomes extremely mobile and can deliver powerful dashing attacks across the screen.

As well as his numerous physical abilities, Valkenhayn is also exceptionally well-travelled and is trained in numerous techniques. One technique of his is to give someone a temporary boost in their range of mobility, but the process is extremely painful, as is when the effect wears off.[8] Valkenhayn is also medically trained to the point of being able to bring people back from the brink of death, but only with external injuries.[9]

For all his physical strength, Valkenhayn is not capable of prolonged battles. His old age has stripped him of the stamina he once had in his youth, and deep down, he is still reckless, impulsive, and quick to anger - even the slightest ill remark towards Rachel is enough to make him lose his temper. With his exploitable rage, old age, and unwillingness to battle in his wolf form, Valkenhayn is not the opponent he once was, and struggles against some of the stronger beings in the BlazBlue world.

Official Profiles

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Official Site Profile

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.[10]

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site Profile

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.[11]

BlazBlue: Central Fiction Official Site Profile

Story

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.[12]

Personality

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

BlazBlue: Central Fiction 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.[13]

Appearances in other Media

  • The mobile game Mabinogi Duel stars Valkenhayn as a playable card.

Trivia

References

  1. BlazBlue 10th Anniversary Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  2. 2.0 2.1 BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  3. 3.0 3.1 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (US), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  4. 4.0 4.1 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (EU), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  5. BlazBlue: Bloodedge Experience - Part 2, Chapter 10 - Encounter
  6. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, Story Mode, Valkenahyn R. Hellsing - Hunting Dog
  7. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Arcade Mode, Valkenhayn R. Hellsing - Act II
  8. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, Story Mode, Jin Kisaragi - Decision
  9. BlazBlue: Phase Shift 2, Chapter 4 - Indigo Heart, the Conception
  10. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  11. BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Official Site (JP), Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  12. BlazBlue: Central Fiction Consumer Edition Official Site (JP), Story - Valkenhayn R. Hellsing
  13. BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Library Mode, Character #018