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 – Madara's Ghost Jan 30 '13 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 '16 at 1:02

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.

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  • 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. – Madara's Ghost Feb 1 '13 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 '13 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 :) – Madara's Ghost Feb 1 '13 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.

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