|Age||Unknown, appears in 40s (deceased)|
|Species||True Vampire (Demon)|
|Abilities||Creation of Ghouls|
|First Appearance (Manga)||Volume 1|
|First Appearance (Anime)||Episode 1|
|First Appearance (OVA)||OVA I|
|Voice Actor||J.B. Blanc|
The Priest is a minor character and antagonist from Hellsing.
The Priest was an older looking man, appearing somewhere in his forties, with black hair, very sharp and prominent features, and hellish red eyes. He had pale skin, sharp fangs and dressed in darker, monochromatic colors.
From what little we see of him, the Cheddar Priest seems as sadistic and depraved as most of his kind. He planned on raping Seras, thereby disallowing her to become a vampire like himself, because he didn't want a vampire with free will running around. Power hungry, dismissive, arrogant, cowardly and violent, he was ended by Alucard.
In Hellsing/Hellsing UltimateEditSupposedly a quiet and devoted man of God, he was a vampire posing as a priest in a church in the small village of Cheddar, England. At the time, Seras Victoria was working with the London Police Department and was called out with her special unit to investigate the trouble that the Priest and his ghoul army were causing. This power-hungry vampire ambushed Seras with his ghouls and had almost killed her- until Alucard, Hellsing's finest agent, was deployed by The Hellsing Organization to 'clean up' the scene. He was shot in the heart and subsequently impaled by Alucard after he unsuccessfully tried to take Seras as a hostage and his Ghoul army was destroyed.
He had virtually no strength on his own and due to this deploys cowardly acts to survive (Such as using ghouls due his lack of fighting ability and strength), though it is possible his cowardice and lack of strength are an indication that he wasn't turned long before his first appearance.
- The vampire priest's manner of death in the anime differs of that depicted in both the manga and OVA. In the manga and OVA, he was killed by Alucard in the forest, while in the anime he was killed in the chapel. Also, in the OVA and manga, he is shot, then impaled by Alucard. In the anime, he's only shot.
- His plans for Seras in the anime are also altered. In the manga and OVA, he plans to rape her, then turn her into a ghoul. In the anime, it seems he wants to turn her into his vampire mistress (he may have been feigning this though, as he cares nothing for her once his life is threatened by Alucard).
- He appears in the Manga, Anime and OVAs.