The ideas showcased in this storyline came from the very prolific Nate Frey. Don’t ask how Seras is reading a 2004 issue of Rolling Stone in a 1997 (probably ’98 by now, actually) continuity. I just wanted to sneak in an homage to Jon Stewart, by any means possible. Pip: Hey, mignonette! Seras: …Captain? What… Continue reading Research & Development 1/20
Seras: You’re not going to go away until I hear your idea, are you? Pip: Go away? And leave you up here all alone, in the dark and the cold? Seras: Maybe I like the dark and the cold. Ever think of that? Pip: C’mon, mignonette, I know you. You’re a vampire, not a goth.
Seras: I’m not laughing because you’re funny. It’s just…can you picture me, a goth? Pip: …Yep! Seras: Somehow, I don’t think we’re seeing the same picture.
Seras: Just tell me your brilliant idea already. Pip: Thought you’d never ask! You know how all of Hellsing’s weapons are similar? All guns, right? Boring! Seras: My gun is bigger than you. Pip: Hey now! Size doesn’t matter. It’s the principle of the thing.
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… Continue reading Research & Development 5/20
Pip: Hellsing R&D will think up and test new weapons for fighting vampires. Unconventional weapons. Creative weapons. For example, take something that looks completely innocent, like…water balloons. We could turn them into vampire-slaying tools by filling them with holy water. Seras: And then we haul them up into our tree fort and drop them on… Continue reading Research & Development 6/20
Pip: or take something that’s not normally a weapon. Say, a nail gun. But then you work some silver into the nails. And maybe bless the silver– Seras: Hang on. How is that difficult from using a regular gun? Except that regular guns are more convenient, and we’re all trained in their use, and… Pip:… Continue reading Research & Development 7/20
Pip: You’re probably going to say the same about my paintball gun idea, aren’t you? Seras: Probably. Pip: What about fire hoses? We get a fire truck — it’s less conspicuous than our tanks — and, from it, spray freaks with a hoseful of holy water… Seras: But how do we get that much holy… Continue reading Research & Development 8/20
It’s actually pretty simple. Seras: Captain, do you have any idea how much faith and work goes into turning ordinary water into holy– Pip: No! Do you? Seras: … …No. But it could be really hard. Pip: Or it could be really easy. You never know ’til you try.
Seras: I guess you have a point: it would be nice to have a division that tested these things. Pip: So I was right? Seras: …Yes. Pip: And you admit it? Seras: …Yes. Pip: Awesome! Now, about the pit with blessed silver spikes at the bottom– Seras: Don’t push your luck.