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Let There Be Guns 31/48

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Ann: You want to take this, or should I?

Integra: Oh, let me start.

You’re bragging about bullets? You forget, Dandy: you’re attacking the most advanced armory in the world.

Dandy: I don’t think you get just how awesome these bullets are.

Ann: But wait! There’s more!

1 Comment

Kazokuhouou on Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:27 pm

Now you’re just being a dick, Ann.

Out of curiosity, if and when we do have the Millenium vs. Fangirls arc, how are you going to get your yuri fanservice? There’s only Rip and Zorin.

And we all know what Xuanwu likes

Reeku on Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:43 am

Oh Dandy. He just doesn’t understands. And neither do I.

BigKwell on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:22 am

Okay, now I’m confused! What’s going on here?

Xuanwu on Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:59 pm

I think Integra’s getting at the whole “tech vs. magic” thing. That is, any sufficiently advanced tech will be indistinguishable from magic. So, in theory, Ann’s weapons may be as potent as Rip’s rifles.

But given the ineffectiveness of tech against old-school magic (i.e. Alucard), it’s safe to say that rule is very much not in effect for Hellsing. The series follows more the Lovecraft Cthulhu style, where the Elder Gods are amused by how advanced humans think they are even as the power they tap (such as splitting the atom) is so rudimentary. In other words, as good as Ann’s guns are, they’re probably still no match for Alucard or magic on the level of Rippy’s gun.

(Also, Doc’s mad science trumps Ann’s engineers. This is a guy who could make fully-functional human-like cyborgs in the 1940’s! So even assuming Rip’s powers are a function of his genius, she still wins.)

Chaos Priest on Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:58 pm

Maybe they’re bluffing? By pretending there’s a non-existent threat to Rip they may be hoping to distract Dandy and increase the odds of him making some costly mistake.

That or some of Ann’s guns are magic too. I mean, she’s freakishly young looking for somebody her age, so she’s got a good shot of being somewhat supernatural herself. That could even explain where the spirit of the Harkonnen came from, Ann placed that spirit in there šŸ˜›

Xuanwu on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:53 pm

Good point. Ann could have access to magic. Then it’s a case of “Is my magic more potent than yours?” Rip’s source magic is the Dark Rider, Zamiel (i.e. Satan). Let’s assume Ann has access to blessed objects through connections with a church. That would make it even.

But then add Doc’s own expertise in the dark arts (he summoned Nina) and insane quantities of Applied Phlebotinum and it ends up as Rip edging out victory. (Doc made the Jackal, so weapons-making and modifications are well within his skill set.) I mean, Doc pretty much embodies Mad Scientist and For Science! (he even admits as such in volume 10). He’s checked off all the items on the Scale of Scientific Sins.

I put Doc’s mad science above Ann’s engineering any day. (Also, this gives me an idea for a “What’s Up Doc?”)

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