When you think about it, Simon and Alucard are the only two heroes to really have careers in the series. Simon had three main series games, and Alucard was the star in one and at least a playable cameo in two more. And this is not counting their appearances in Judgement.

Sypha, on the flip side, only had one game (with a second, zombie-cameo), while John got one and was killed before the sequel even started. Plainly, some characters have better agents than others.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.