Tubalcain Alhambra

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Tubalcain Alhambra is a male character that features in Hellsing.

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Biography

Tubalcain Alhambra (トバルカイン・アルハンブラ Tobarukain Aruhanbura)

Tubalcain promised Brazilian police and military officers immortality through becoming vampires in exchange for killing Alucard and Seras Victoria, who were staying in a local hotel. Later it is revealed that his goal was to leave Alucard with less ammunition for their duel.

In the beginning of the duel, Tubalcain has the upper hand in the battle, as it seems that Alucard has been outmatched and is having difficulty healing from the wounds caused by Alhambra's cards. However, Alucard then reveals that, just like Luke Valentine, Alhambra had only been toyed with. He tells Tubalcain to “Scream like a pig” as he prepares to release his restrictions to level one. Confident in his victory, Alhambra continues to attack Alucard but fails to do any real damage. At that point, Seras intervenes and attacks Alhambra from a distance, firing a rifle and the Harkonnen at him. Alhambra deals with all these attacks with relative ease, and instead only gets annoyed. However, Seras Victoria’s distraction combined with Alucard’s own shadow manipulating tricks enabled Alucard to close the distance between him and the Millennium agent engaging him in close combat. As Arthur Hellsing says in a flashback in the first chapter of volume 4 (the chapter preceding Alhambra's defeat), "Close range fighting with a vampire equals death".

A power struggle ensues, resulting in a huge eruption of energy. After kicking Alhambra's leg off at the knee, Alucard once again tells Alhambra to scream like a pig, before tearing through Alhambra's arm, giving him a chance to drink Alhambra's blood and absorb Alhambra's soul, thus gaining access to Alhambra's memories. These memories, which contained a record of Millennium's plans, are later related by Alucard to a special session of the Round Table Conference. After Alucard drinks his blood, the Doctor burns him to death, just as he had done to Jan Valentine. His soul later reappears, along with all the others absorbed by Alucard over the ages, when Integra releases his control art restriction system to Level Zero in volume 8. After helping shoot down Maxwell's helicopter and attacking Anderson, he is destroyed in a massive fire along with all the other familiars.

Overview

Personality and attributes

Physically, The Dandy Man is tall and thin, with goldish green eyes, light grey hair, and a thin brown moustache. He dresses in a brown suit, vest, and wide-brimmed fedora with a blue tie (the suit, vest, and fedora are white in the manga while the tie is black) with him wearing white gloves.

Powers and abilities

He was shown to have attacks that consisted of razor-sharp playing cards that could apparently cut through nearly anything. Furthermore, Alucard had great difficulty regenerating from the damage they dealt.

When shot at by Seras, Alhambra spins his cards in a circle around his body, creating some sort of shield from the bullets. In terms of his other vampiric abilities, Alhambra possesses a great deal of speed and strength. His running speed appears to rival Alucard's, and with effort he can dodge Alucard's bullets. Alhambra is also shown to be able to defy gravity, shown when he leaps a great height and nonchalantly walks up a wall in the OVA.

Notes

  • Tubalcain Alhambra was created by Kouta Hirano where he featured as an antagonist in the setting of Hellsing.

Appearances

  • Hellsing:

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