Considering the original novel....

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Considering the original novel....

Post by SwordKing »

Considering how Bram Stoker's original novel went, wouldn't it make more sense for the Harkers to form an organization and/or clan dedicated to protecting England from future vampire attacks? Hellsing, while clearly the biggest vampire expert in the group, was pretty old, had no relatives mentioned in the book, and wasn't even English.

Then again, "Harker" doesn't sound nearly as cool as "Hellsing".

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Post by Loug002 »

Johnathan would not have known what to do, from a scientific point of view and Mina I doubt would have wanted anything to do with Dracula, or vampires in general, considering she did have a son.

Van Helsing, despite being old, would have the most knowledge and know-how to deal with it. Do not forget all the titles he held--more than we are able to count (or I'm able to name off of the top of my head). Plus, I think the British government may have found out about the vampire attack, if the novel had actually happened. So having Van Helsing Britishificate (ha! i used a bush-ism! :lol: ) his name and head up the organization would have made sense.

But that's just me. heh.

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Post by SailorPtah »

Jonathan Harker was, as Hirano so nicely put it, "kind of useless." He wouldn't have done well in such an organization.

Mina, on the other hand . . . well, there's a subset of fans who believe Mina is Arthur Hellsing's mother, which makes a whole lot of sense. (In The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen continuity, she divorces Jonathan and ends up heading a secret monster-fighting monster-employing organization, in very Integra-ish fashion.)

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Post by Chickenperson »

i always saw Mina as being, while intelligient, too much of a personification of the time's Victorian ideals (woman as submissve to her husband) to be involved in the creation of hellsing. She doesn't have the personality for it, and I feel like she would have wanted to keep Jonathan and her son out of it.

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