-Team FourStar made an amazing Alucard character to learn from, especially if we want to develop hilarity, charm, confidence, unstoppablness, to know exactly what to say in every situation, and be able to consciously embrace our darkness!
I occasionally enjoy writing about certain fictional characters because they really have so much to offer the world.
First I published the post The Alucard Effect: What's Great About Hellsing Ultimate and now I've decided to write a post about a completely different character, Alucard from Hellsing Ultimate Abridged.
What's that? Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is just a fan parody of Hellsing Ultimate with a few changes made here and there to make the show slightly more interesting and therefore means that the two Alucards are the same character?
Aha, but I must stop you there! Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is one of the greatest parodies ever made since it completely changes the core vibe and message of the show while making it as entertaining as the original show… If not more entertaining! The two Alucards are almost completely different from each other and both of them have qualities that are worth watching and developing in our everyday lives.
There will be spoilers of the show in this post but I'll minimize them as much as I can. Let's begin!
Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is a parody of Hellsing Ultimate created and produced on YouTube by TeamFourStar, which is why I recommend you read the post I've linked above before continuing with this one. They had an entire voicing crew, beyond amazing editing skills, and a slight touch of animation when creating this parody and they succeeded in changing the main theme of the show from seriousness and war into absolute hilarity.
While the same events happen in both shows the characters and delivery are completely different - the original show is serious, thought-provoking, and warlike whereas the Abridged version is mostly humorous with a bit of seriousness sprinkled in. This means Alucard changes as well, and since he's the star of the show I'll simply begin to describe his "new" qualities.
One of the funniest things I've ever seen.
There's a scene in the show where Alucard's in his basement watching TV and Luke Valentine pops in to say hello, destroying his TV in the process. The following dialogue goes like this (9:07 of Episode 2):
[Alucard] "That was a 70 inch, plasma screen TV.
*Takes a deep breath*
"So how can I help you!"
[Luke] "You must be the great Alucard."
"I've heard quite a lot about you."
"The nightwalker who guides through oceans of blood, beyond human, a monster whose power radiates with a darkness that casts a shadow on darkness itself!"
Alucard almost interrupts him as he says, "Oh you dirty bitch work the shaft!"
Luke is in awe that he didn't even pay attention to his well-thought-out compliment, "...Excuse you?!"
"Oh I'm sorry, I like to dirty talk when someone is sucking my dick!
"Perhaps I should just skip to my point. My name is Luke Valentine-"
"And I'm Carmen Sandiego. Guess where I am!"
"...I'm trying to have a serious conversation with you here."
"Oh, so am I. And I'm failing. And I'm sorry for that. It's just that I'm so agitated, because this blonde little shit strolled into my room, destroyed my 70-inch plasma TV, and is trying to impress me like I'm his alcoholic father!"
(Luke & Alucard aim their guns at each other)
"Be a sport and grab Daddy another beer, would you?"
...And this is only one example of his character.
Something we can learn to do is take the humorous feeling we feel while watching something like this and be able to produce it on our own on the spot. Perhaps this is already something you can do, but I'll be honest, humor like this usually takes effort and planning, being able to come up with it on the spot is ingenious and legendary all in one.
He's Confident With A Gigantic Presence
I'd cite an example here but if you've seen the clip I linked above, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about! Just like in the original series his confidence is very present and quite unshakeable.
Out of the millions of people I've met and seen (yes, millions!) no one has been as confident as Alucard in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, myself included! I understand that he's a persona that's crafted and refined through many hours of hard work, but if TeamFourStar has done it for a fictional character then why don't we do it for our own, personal character? Why don't we spend the time and energy it takes to become as confident as Alucard in HUA? It makes sense to me!
He Knows Exactly What To Say
In fact, everyone does - it's almost like TFS planned the script in advance or something!
Jokes aside it's scary how good he is at saying the right thing at the right time. This is something I personally have trouble doing and love to see other people do, but even beyond that, I haven't seen many people as good as Alucard in Hellsing Ultimate Abridged. And again, he's a scripted character, but my thought is we have the potential to be that good on paper as well as on the spot, and that we should capitalize on this potential, myself included!
Right before the scene whose transcript I copied above Walter and Yon have a "word-off" that's not necessarily funny but extremely clever on both sides. Not to mention the word-off between Alucard and Alexander Anderson near the beginning of the first episode. It's priceless gold I tell ya! I certainly know a lot of people who could benefit from taking notes and practice this kind of speaking on a daily basis, myself included.
He Doesn't Care About The Outcome
He's really there just to have a good time, and honestly, that's fine by me! If you don't care about an outcome in real life you won't be worried about it. If you aren't worried about it you have no fear, and if you have no fear you are free.
Classic Alucard, literally the best in the business… And he knows it.
"Oh what are you going to do, grab that guy who can stop me? What was his name… Michael McDoesn'tExist?"
The Alucard Abridged Effect
When you combine all of these things together you have The Alucard Effect, an aura of confidence, humor, sass, fearlessness, and perfect verbiage all in one! What if we watched the show and decided to develop the areas of life in which we were the weakest? I've been doing it and lemme tell ya - it's been good fun!
Thank you for reading my post! I encourage you to meditate before reading the next article :)