Professor Van Helsing is an old and knowledgeable person in Bram Stoker's famous novel, Dracula. He was Dr. John Seward's old Professor and a person on whom Dr. Seward had up to his last bit of deepest trust. In the course of the novel, Prof. Helsing proved to be the intellectual power that finally got the better of Dracula. He guided the team of men and Mina to hunt down Dracula and obliterate him from the world. He proved to be the only person who could initially contemplate the presence of an invisible power behind all the events - namely, Count Dracula.