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Tubalcain Alhambra
Hellsing character
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The Dandy Man in Hellsing: Ultimate 3
First appearance Hellsing volume 3
Created by Kouta Hirano
Voiced by Houchu Ohtsuka (Japanese) Steve Wilcox (English)
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Aliases The Dandy Man
Gender Male
Species Vampire
Nationality Spanish
Affiliations Millennium
The Last Battelion

Tubalcain Alhambra (トバルカイン・アルハンブラ Tobarukain Aruhanbura ?) is a character from the anime and manga Hellsing. He is a member of the Nazi organisation Millennium. He is a namesake of Tubalcain, a biblical descendant of Cain who was said to be a metalworker.

Also known as "The Dandy" ("The Dandy Man" in the OVA), Tubalcain promised Brazilian police and military officers immortality through becoming vampires in exchange for killing Alucard and Seras Victoria, who were staying in a local hotel. Later it is revealed that his goal was to leave Alucard with less ammunition for their duel. His Japanese voice actor is Hōchū Ōtsuka. His English voice is provided by Steve Wilcox. In the dub, Tubalcain is given a Spanish accent of unknown denomination. Physically, The Dandy Man is tall and thin, with goldish green eyes, light grey hair, and a thin brown moustache. He dresses in a brown suit, vest, and wide-brimmed fedora with a blue tie (the suit, vest, and fedora are white in the manga while the tie is black). Like many Hellsing characters, Alhambra also wears white gloves. Overall, his dapper appearance is quite similar to a deceased DC Comics supervillain, the Gambler, as well as a reference to the archetypal malandro character portrayed in the Brazilian culture.

According to the character descriptions in the Dark Horse version of Volume Four, Tubalcain was a First Lieutenant in Millennium. He justified his actions to the public by labeling Alucard and Seras as "terrorists". It is unclear as to how he became apart of Millennium and his overall role within it. Given his ethnicity, he was probably let in sometime after millennium's exodus to Brazil and likely acted as an agent within the country.

When Alucard demanded that he stopped using pawns and fight directly, his attacks consisted of razor-sharp playing cards that could apparently cut through nearly anything. Furthermore, Alucard had great difficulty regenerating from the damage they dealt. This is slightly similar to the tactics used by Gambit in X-Men, especially considering Alhambra's cards are also explosive. When injured, he re-forms himself in a flurry of cards; they seem to be the equivalent of the masses of shadows and the pools of blood that appear when Alucard is shapeshifting or re-attaching limbs, and also denotes similarities to the DC villain Double Down. This is a bit ambiguous, however, as it may have been an illusion or a doppelgänger used to distract Alucard. This is the most likely possibility considering that when Alucard destroyed the doppelgänger Tubalcain then attacked from behind while exclaiming that Alucard "fell into [his] trap". When shot at by Seras, Alhambra spins his cards in a circle around his body, creating some sort of shield from the bullets. In terms of his other vampiric abilities, Alhambra possesses a great deal of speed and strength. His running speed appears to rival Alucard's, and with effort he can dodge Alucard's bullets. Alhambra is also shown to be able to defy gravity, shown when he leaps a great height and nonchalantly walks up a wall in the OVA.

In the beginning of the duel, Tubalcain has the upper hand in the battle, as it seems that Alucard has been outmatched and is having difficulty healing from the wounds caused by Alhambra's cards. However, Alucard then reveals that, just like Luke Valentine, Alhambra had only been toyed with. He tells Tubalcain to “Scream like a pig” as he prepares to release his restrictions to level one. Confident in his victory, Alhambra continues to attack Alucard but fails to do any real damage. At that point, Seras intervenes and attacks Alhambra from a distance, firing a rifle and the Harkonnen at him. Alhambra deals with all these attacks with relative ease, and instead only gets annoyed. However, Seras Victoria’s distraction combined with Alucard’s own shadow manipulating tricks enabled Alucard to close the distance between him and the Millennium agent engaging him in close combat. As Arthur Hellsing says in a flashback in the first chapter of volume 4 (the chapter preceding Alhambra's defeat), "Close range fighting with a vampire equals death".

A power struggle ensues, resulting in a huge eruption of energy. After kicking Alhambra's leg off at the knee, Alucard once again tells Alhambra to scream like a pig, before tearing through Alhambra's arm, giving him a chance to drink Alhambra's blood and absorb Alhambra's soul, thus gaining access to Alhambra's memories. These memories, which contained a record of Millennium's plans, are later related by Alucard to a special session of the Round Table Conference. After Alucard drinks his blood, the Doctor burns him to death, just as he had done to Jan Valentine. His soul later reappears, along with all the others absorbed by Alucard over the ages, when Integra releases his control art restriction system to Level Zero in volume 8.[1] After helping shoot down Maxwell's helicopter and attacking Anderson, he is destroyed in a massive fire along with all the other familiars. This scene was not published in Young King OURs, but was added to volume 9.

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