When showing his power, Alucard tends to exhibit multiple extra eyes. I'm wondering if this signifies something. I've seen this trope in other Anime before when somebody or something is being shown as being powerful and creepy. I want to know if there's some sort of deeper meaning than that.

Alucard promo shot with some extra eyes

  • That's a good one. Don't think there's an answer for it though Jan 30, 2013 at 6:40
  • no articles that directly links it but might have to do with the jewish religion's version of angel of death -- depicted to have many eyes since the anime also shows the usage of items and words related to religion books.google.com/… found with a bit of googling for a character with multiple eyes
    – Bahamut
    Feb 26, 2016 at 1:02

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Alucard has so called release states those make him less weak. In the manga (Chapter 9 Page 23), when he uses them the first time, you can clearly see that a lot of eyes open on his whole body. The eyes that you see on the picture are most likely the same ones. The reason why he has them is unknown.

It could be that all those eyes belonged to other humans that he consumed during his lifetime. However, this is just an assumption.

  • The release states don't make him more powerful, they make him "less weak", removing restrictions set on his power gradually up to level 0. Feb 1, 2013 at 8:32
  • @MadaraUchiha well that's true. he is to powerful to begin with, i wan't to see a battle from you two against each other ;)
    – Tartori
    Feb 1, 2013 at 8:36
  • I've actually had a very long debate about it with two of my friends. Come to chat if you want to discuss it :) Feb 1, 2013 at 8:37

The way I understand it, is that the vampires in the Hellsing series (at least Alucard and Seras) have a third eye. This allows them to see things far better than a human. Perhaps Alucard has multiple "third eyes" that make him able to see attacks coming from every where.

It's kinda like how people say that mom's can see from the back of their heads.


Prenote: in America, we generally use the mouth to denote extract other people's emotion, but in Japan and other oriental nations, they generally look at the eyes because it is harder to fake. Thus comes the saying, "the eye is the window to the soul."

That being said, I believe Hellsing takes it one step further, that being that the eyes are the soul.

Vampires are said to possess a third eye that lets them have near out of body experiences when using it, and I believe the difference between a standard vampire and Alucard is the manner in which they feed.

For most vampires, the only soul they will accept into their being is their own, therefore the only eye they gain is the third one. This causes Alucard's disdain for them not being a true Vampire. However, Alucard accepts the souls he feeds on into his being allowing for the growth of additional eyes and additional power.

Therefore, the eyes we see in the show are just some of the people he has consumed and accepted.

That's just my opinion anyways.

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