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Pip: Now, I know Walter designs the guns, and I don’t mean any disrespect to him. He’s a cool guy. But a little creativity would go a long way.

Seras: If it’s creativity you want–

Pip: –then you’ll listen to my idea!

Picture a classy office, wood paneling on the walls, gold plaque on the door, all official and stuff. The plaque reads: “Hellsing Research and Development Department.”

Seras (thinking): That’s a punch line?

3 Comments

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 11:00 am

Does anyone have an idea as to what other type of weapons that Pip has in mind rather than guns?

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:26 pm

A spear or rapier might be what he has in mind.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:32 pm

Well it could not be a normal rapier or spear. It would have to be blessed-silver rapier and spear.

by Arvanna on Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:33 pm

I can’t imagine anything else cause melee weapons would be rather suicidal against ghouls and freaks.

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:34 pm

Your forgetting the lance of longinus(or the spear of destiny).

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:05 pm

Well it would not be suicidal for Yumie with her katana agianst a horde of ghouls. Anderson has all the bayonets that needs so it would be a cakewalk for him agianst a group of ghouls. Also, I think the Vatican is in posession of the Lance of Longinus.

Maybe Pip has some explosives of some sort that he wants to try out.

by Xuanwu on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:06 pm

Historians seem to call it “The Spear of Christ” now. I prefer “Lance of Longinus” because it has alliteration and sounds more esoteric.

If he’s proposing alternate projectile weapons, arrows or flamethrowers would be my guess. If it’s some kind of melee weapon, a whip (blessed of course so it does more damage than a normal whip) is my guess, since it gives the best reach.

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:07 pm

Something like silver needles might just work but would require a very good level of accuracy, considering what he said it doesn’t sound like anything particually large that he has in mind.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:14 pm

In the Castlevania video game series, members of the Belmont clan use a whip that is either a leather or chain whip to fight the undead and other mythological creatures. The name of the Belmont clan’s whip is “Vampire Killer.”

A flamethrower would do since some mythologies in other cultures suggest fire as being a method to vanquish the undead. Also has anyone seen both Vampire Hunter D movies? Both movies show different types of weapons being used agianst the undead and mythological creatures.

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:16 pm

That could just mean that there are multiple ways of killing a vampire, don’t forget though that the adaptations were made by seperate groups, if you want to make an proper analysis I would suggest actually reading the manga volumes the stories are taken from instead.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:27 pm

Well there are multiple ways of destroying vampires. In some mythologies types of vampires are mentioned and the methods used agianst them.

However, since vampires are not real, it would be impossible to find out whether the methods used in different mythos could apply to all mythos.

Although it seems that anything that is sacred or holy seems to be a universal method for takeing out vampires. Correct me if I am wrong.

Do not forget that the vampires in Hellsing are European vampires.

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:36 pm

The whole thing about holy objects affecting vampires is a mishmash of varied opinions for example in the manga Model Micheal mentions that only crosses blessed by the church can effect him and their can also be the question of the purity of the person who blessed the item.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:17 pm

So whatever idea that Pip has in mind will have to be something that is effective against the vampires and ghouls. The ideas that Pip wants to show Seras may be referenced from Bram Stoker’s Dracula (which Hellsing takes place after). Also, in one storyline in And Shine Heaven Now, we all know that Integra had Pip read a line from the novel after what he unintentionally did to Seras.

After that fisaco, maybe Pip decided to go read the book to get more details on vampires.

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:26 pm

So long as he doesn’t give it a referential name like Walter did with the Harkonnen I don’t mind.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:30 pm

Despite the name of the Harkonnen, the gun itself looks similar to the giant rifles used by the giant robots from Gundam

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:34 pm

I’m wondering if the style of the gun and the way it is used has a reference to the behaviour and attitude of house harkonnen.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:39 pm

Actually, I have not read Dune nor seen any of the movies based on Dune.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:45 pm

Have you read all the “And Shine Heaven Now strips” strips Ilosia?

by Ilosia on Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:47 pm

It’s not really required to understand the dune references in hellsing anway particually considering the ‘spirit’ of the harkonnen is the film version of the baron.

Indeed I have.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:36 pm

I doubt that the weapon that Pip has in mind is referenced from Dune.

by Junior1210 on Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:58 pm

Perhaps Pip has something a little more exotic in mind. I can’t help but think about some of the weapons from the movie Blade. Like say a flashlight set up for intense uv light, or blessed silver knuckles. Heck how about one of those prank flowers that you wear that sqirt water(in this case holy water)? There’s literaly an endless variety of things you can do because a weapon is something you use to cause damage to your opponent by definition.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:05 pm

Those are some creative thoughts.

The Vampires in Hellsing do not burn to ashes instantly; that happens in Hollywood movies. Although high UV lights could be used to repel vampires and probably blind them and make them weaker. Weak vampires might get lethal sunburns but not self-combust.

Maybe Pip has some blessed-silver martial art weapons in mind.

by Arvanna on Thu Jan 04, 2007 9:35 pm

The normal Hellsing troops going into close combat with freaks would be a mistake no matter what sort of melee weapons given. Vampires real or the chip freaks in Hellsing can move faster then a human can see and can carve them in half with a bare hand. Look at the anime the human teams tend to get massacred by single freaks and can barely hold their own against ghouls. IN the manga and the OVA Hellsing only sends in Alucard then when she joins Seras but you never see normal troops used for anything except security because freaks tear thru them like paper.

Pip obviously is wanting a Q section much like they have in the Bond films that can brew up all manner of new toys for his boys. Most likely he’s jealous that only the Vampires seem to rate personalized weaponry ontop of guns that give them the firepower of infantry support weapons.

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:06 pm

Well if there is such a similiar section in Hellsing, Pip would sure love to try out those new toys and gadgets.

by Urahara on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:35 pm

I just got the mental image of Pip with a flamethrower. xD

Just imagine the damge he could do if he got his way..

by Frey on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:40 pm

Pip’s idea is reaveled.

Now to wait and see what happens.

by Arvanna on Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:42 pm

Can you save massive collatoral damage if Pip gets his way? lol

by Tweak on Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:52 am

I don’t think Pip would do much damage on accident- you’ll remember in the manga that when he had to beat hasty retreat and find a helicopter, he didn’t just shoot one or two soldiers, he burned down the whole farking camp. Why? Mostly because he could.

Even the nicest people tend to go insane when they realize they have the power to do something like that. Forgive my musings, I just watched American Psycho.

by Junior1210 on Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:58 am

You say that like it’s a bad thing.. Theres nothing wrong with going AFK on your enimies, as long as it’s ONLY on your enimies. The only bad thing about that is, if you destroy all your enimies you gotta find new ones for stress relief šŸ˜›

by Frey on Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:27 pm

I would like to see Pip with a flamethrower and him using it on the undead.

by Urahara on Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:53 pm

Mmhmm. Toasted Ghoul. xD

by Frey on Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:59 pm

Just as long as Pip does not end up causing lots of mayhem while he is at it.

by Urahara on Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:45 pm

..How is it possible to run around setting ghouls and vampires on fire and /not/ cause a lot of mayhem? xDD SONGATTACK. Barney’s on Fire = Vampires on Fire.

by Junior1210 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:25 am

Perhps Pip is a agent of CHAOS and this is his chane to have a big impact. Maybe even score some brownie points.

by Frey on Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:22 am

I guess I should have specified it more. What I meant to say was that it would not be pleasant for Hellsing if Pip did too much collateral damage. Such as trees catching on fire and destruction of private property (except the property of enemies). Although Pip would of course not do this on purpose because it would give the WILD GEESE a bad reputation.

by Reeku on Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:28 pm

What he needs is some blessed field mines, or an alligator he keeps in his purse (which contains hammerspace) named King Alfred, that’s actually a mouse trap (made of silver of course).

by Junior1210 on Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:13 pm

Well maybe he could borrow the Holy Handgrenade of Antioch.

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