Well kind of referring specifically to things in the Outskirts Battledome, so not sure of it should go here or not. Well noticed a lot of people in the Outskirts stating as a fact that Alucard isn't immortal and that the blood he drinks gives him immortality. I disagree with that. Though I do beileve it can be interpreted in that way and is a possiblity. Here's the pages in question. Link removed Link removed Here's what I've said about it before. Dying More Than Once - Non-Vampies When Tubalcain Alhambra faces off against Alucard, they have a little talk about eternity. Then he mentions people not learning by dying more than once. Link removed It's possible that he may be referring to the orginization as a whole. It's also possible that he could be referring to "Dandy Man" specifically. Yet he's not a true vampire, so why would he be able to die more than once? You should also note that he's part of the orginization "Millenium." He mentioned wanting to use Alucard as a sample for the organization. Millenium What is Millenium's plan? Link removed They plan to create an army of vampires. Why? Link removed Link removed To achieve immortality. Immortalitiy - Vampires Immortality is a characteristic of all vampires. It was stated that there are ways to kill vampires. Of course it was never once mentioned that a way to kill them is to kill them over and over again till they die. There was also no relation made to "blood being the coin of life." Link removed Here it is stated that a characteristic of a vampire is immortality. That is by the then leader of the Hellsing orginization, he of all people will be very knowledgable as Vampires, so it's not foolish to take his words as fact. And I'm sure no other vampires contain as much souls as Alucard does, not nearly enough. I'm sure there are some with only a very few, yet they are labelled as "immortal." Especially when he mentions "ablility to suck blood" and "immortality" as completely different things. Alucard's Army The millions of life that exist within Alucard is supposably the source of his immortality. I'm assuming the reason why some people believe that is when Integra said "Blood is the coin of life." Yet did Alucard drink all the people's blood that belong to his "undead army"? As say another vampire does? Yes. But does he merely drink thier blood? No. Here is an example of when Alucard as defeated someone and added them to him. Link removed Link removed Alucard is shown to be releasing him as part of his army later. Link removed The Major also referes to Dandy Man as being eating by Alucard. Not merely having his blood being drank. Anderson's Comment The only thing that can possibly relate to why Alucard is "immortal" and that scene is Anderson's comment. "That's why you can't die!" Yet he's incredibly shocked. He seems to be very knowledable about vampires. , We know that it's a characteristic of a normal vampire to be immortal, just be prone to certain weaknesses such as dying by being stabbed with a steak. Yet why should he be shocked at that scene? That comment was part of his whole little "speech." "That's why you can't die! You...... you... your own sodliers... your own servants..." and it goes on. It ends with. "The Devil! Dracula!" It seems that his whole point was that he now knows that Alucard is no mere vampire. But is the vampire, Dracula. Here's another instance where Alucard makes the distinction between what Alucard did and other vampires. And the fact that him being Dracula makes him different from other vampies. Link removed "There's only one Dracula." "That's why you can't die!" is most likely referring to him not possesing no weakness of normal vampires whatsoever. Blood is Gold of Soul. After Alucard releases his restriction this page is shown. Link removed "Blood is gold of soul, silver of will." Notice the "silver of will"? So since the blood is supposed to give him immortality that means silver allows him to have will? I doubt that the comment is supposed to be taken literally. Integra also mentioned that. Link removed "Do you understand, who you are now Seras Victoria?" She seems to be rather talking about what vampires are. The whole deal with what Integra was saying is basically showing her what a true vampire was. As this was shortly after she finally drank someone's blood and finally became a "vampire" and not just a "half human/half vampire" as Alucard referred to her as before. Link removed After drinking the blood. Ceres finally became a "true vampire." Link removed Link removed Link removed Link removed So that's how blood is a vampire's soul. It has to do with fueling them, not giving them immortality. Probably the side of effect of not having it is them continously weakining. Killing Alucard Then there's the whole deal about him being able to be killed. He has made reference to hsi death before(Note: Not once have he said that he continously dies over and over again and is brought back. As he says that death as in a very important event.) So yes there is a way for him to die. Though it regards some special items most likely. the people who he said killed him before 100 years ago I'm sure used special methods. He compares Anderson to them and well Anderson isn't exactly your nomral human and he thends to use a lot of "holy weapons" Here's what he uses when all other attempts fail to try to kill him. Link removed Link removed Link removed Link removed It seems that you have to literally become a "monster of God." Not just in body, but in soul. That item allows him to become immortal, and Alucard compares what Anderson may become(this was from the latest chapter released... so haven't shown past him stabbing himself with "Elena's Nail") to himself. An immortal tool of God. He refers to Elena's Nail,as a "remnant of a holy miracle." He may be making refefrence to it being a very old artifact. But also to whatthe hunters that defeated him a hundred years ago used. Link removed After Anderson brings it out and makes it clear that he will us eit. Alucard says that their battle has been pushed to the edge of the River Styx. Which refers to the river that the dead cross after they die. The boundry between the world of the living and the dead.