Professor Abraham Van Helsing is a renowned vampire hunter in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, Dracula. No references to him have been made in any Castlevania games, but because another character from the novel was mentioned in one game (Quincy Morris), it is very possible that he does exist in the Castlevania mythos and may be referenced in a future game.
- In the video game Van Helsing (unrelated to Castlevania or Konami), based on the 2004 movie starring Hugh Jackman, the character Gabriel Van Helsing inspects a book that talks about the Belmont Clan.
- In the sequel to Dracula, Dracula the Un-dead, an elderly Abraham Van Helsing reveals to Quincey Harker (son of Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray) and Arthur Holmwood (from the first novel) that it was he who gave their story to Bram Stoker as a sort of guide to future generations who may encounter the undead. Van Helsing reveals himself as a newly turned vampire and attacks the protagonists. He is shot with a crossbow and tackled out of a window by Arthur, where they both fall to their deaths.