History Characters / BerserkAntagonists

1st Dec '16 6:06:09 AM Dravencour
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Many fans feel that Guts' having sex with her is out-of-character, since he is otherwise incredibly faithful to Casca. In a WatsonianVersusDoylist analysis, the Doylist explanation is that the author had very little of Guts' backstory planned out in advance when he started writing and didn't come up with Casca and the Band of the Hawk until later on. At the same time, fans have tried to come up with various Watsonian explanations: Some suggest that he might have been influenced by the beginnings of his Beast of Darkness, while others say he pretended to fall into her trap in order to lower her guard.

to:

* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Many fans feel that Guts' having sex with her is out-of-character, since he is otherwise incredibly faithful to Casca. In a WatsonianVersusDoylist analysis, the Doylist explanation is that the author Miura had very little of Guts' backstory planned out in advance when he started writing and didn't come up with Casca and the Band of the Hawk until later on. At the same time, fans have tried to come up with various Watsonian explanations: Some suggest that he might have been influenced by the beginnings of his Beast of Darkness, while others say he pretended to fall into her trap in order to lower her guard.



The first Apostle introduced in ''Anime/Berserk1997'' and the second to be introduced in the manga, The Baron leads a wicked band of soldiers headquartered in Koka castle who oppress the population of the outlying city. The mayor pays him tribute in gold and sacrificial prisoners--including women and children--in exchange for restraining his men from attacking. The gold presumably goes to pay his men, while the prisoners are served at his dinner table as meals. He makes no attempt to justify his actions, saying that he simply revels in death and destruction, and his backstory is never revealed. He wears snake-themed full plate armor when he goes rampaging, and his true Apostle form is that of a huge humanoid cobra with a human face inside its mouth. Having heard of a Black Swordsman who wanders the earth killing Apostles, the Baron's interest is piqued when Guts comes into town and he rides with his men to burn the town and provoke him into battle. Guts makes short work of the Baron's men and at first seems to have defeated him with his repeating crossbow, but the Baron emerges from a building transformed into his true form. He very nearly kills Guts with his powerful tail, and is about to eat him while gloating about how weak humans are, when Guts fires his ArmCannon at the Baron's head and immediately cuts the Baron in half with his sword. Guts tortures the dying Baron with his crossbow, demanding to know where the Godhand are, but the Baron pleads that he does not know. Guts leaves the Baron as a burning building collapses on him, and his dying shrieks of agony pierce the air.

to:

The first Apostle introduced in ''Anime/Berserk1997'' and the second to be introduced in the manga, The Baron leads a wicked band of soldiers headquartered in Koka castle who oppress the population of the outlying city. The mayor pays him tribute in gold and sacrificial prisoners--including women and children--in exchange for restraining his men from attacking. The gold presumably goes to pay his men, while the prisoners are served at his dinner table as meals. He makes no attempt to justify his actions, saying that he simply revels in death and destruction, and his backstory is never revealed. He wears snake-themed full plate armor when he goes rampaging, and his true Apostle form is that of a huge humanoid cobra with a human face inside its mouth. Having heard of a Black Swordsman who wanders the earth killing Apostles, the Baron's interest is piqued when Guts comes into town and he rides with his men to burn the town and provoke him into battle. Guts makes short work of the Baron's men and at first seems to have defeated him with his repeating crossbow, but the Baron emerges from a building transformed into his true form. He very nearly kills Guts with his powerful tail, and is about to eat him while gloating about how weak humans are, when Guts fires unloads his ArmCannon at right in the Baron's head face before retrieving his enormous sword, the Dragonslayer, and immediately cuts the Baron cleaving him in half with his sword.it. Guts tortures the dying Baron with his crossbow, demanding to know where the Godhand are, but the Baron pleads that he does not know. Guts leaves the Baron as a burning building collapses on him, and his dying shrieks of agony pierce the air.



* DirtyCoward: As long as he was convinced he was invulnerable, he killed and terrorized without fearing any consequences. When Guts proves to him that he can be killed after all, he pleads for mercy that he would have never granted to his victims.
* EvilGloating: Before eating Guts, he simply cannot resist rubbing his superiority in Guts' face. This gives Guts exactly the chance he needed to shoot the Baron at a range where he couldn't miss.

to:

* DirtyCoward: As long as he was convinced he was invulnerable, he killed and terrorized without fearing any consequences. When Guts proves to him that he can be killed after all, he pleads for the mercy that he would have never granted to his victims.
victims. Guts doesn't give him any.
* EvilGloating: Before eating Guts, he simply cannot resist rubbing his superiority in Guts' face. This gives Guts exactly the chance he needed to shoot unload his shiny ArmCannon right in the Baron at a range where he couldn't miss. Baron's face.



* FlatCharacter: His whole personality is that he is unapologetically sadistic and evil.

to:

* FlatCharacter: His whole personality is that he is unapologetically sadistic and evil. As the very first real enemy Guts has in the manga, he sets the tone for demons to come in this series.


Added DiffLines:

-->'''Guts:''' Don't go swinging that filthy thing over my head!
29th Nov '16 10:09:59 PM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

!!! '''Voiced by:''' Kunihiro Kawamoto (Japanese, ''VideoGame/BerserkAndTheBandOfTheHawk'')
28th Nov '16 12:10:35 PM 9thOutworldsMan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->="Witch...Mingle with...Become family."

to:

-->="Witch...-->'''Great Goat:''' Witch...Mingle with...Become family."
24th Nov '16 8:39:19 PM KingClark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


-->--"Witch...Mingle with...Become family."

to:

-->--"Witch...-->="Witch...Mingle with...Become family."
14th Nov '16 4:35:02 AM TheBigBopper
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys laid dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son, Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His misplaced hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].

to:

* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys laid was dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son, Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His misplaced hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].
14th Nov '16 1:56:00 AM 9thOutworldsMan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys lay dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son, Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].

to:

* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys lay laid dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son, Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His misplaced hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].
13th Nov '16 2:54:48 AM KingClark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys lay dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].

to:

* MyGreatestFailure: Nope. Not kidding. Way at the beginning of the Golden Age arc, Sys lay dying of tuberculosis with Guts at her side. The other women who were attending her were shocked and ashamed that Gambino went off to fight in a battle rather than be by Sys' side at her time of need. As Guts grew up, Gambino brushed off Sys' absence; however, Gambino later revealed in his delirious sleep that he ''did'' try to get back to Sys in time, but he was too late. It's safe to say that after this happened to Gambino, he began wallowing in guilt at not being able to get back to Sys before her death, and took out his feelings on the only person nearby: [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead his adopted son son, Guts]]. [[DeconstructedTrope His hatred towards Guts would ultimately lead to his downfall]].
13th Nov '16 2:46:13 AM KingClark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* KickTheSonOfABitch: His utter disregard for his men's lives, going so far as to set them up to get killed so he can laugh about their deaths would make you feel sorry for them, if it weren't for the fact that they're the worst murderers, rapists and all-round scum in Midland.
** Ends up on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler: Zodd tears him in half for trying to kill Griffith]].

to:

* KickTheSonOfABitch: His utter disregard for his men's lives, going so far as to set them up to get killed so he can laugh about their deaths would make you feel sorry for them, if it weren't for the fact that they're the worst murderers, rapists and all-round scum in Midland.
** Ends
Midland. He ends up on the receiving end of this when [[spoiler: Zodd tears him in half for trying to kill Griffith]].
13th Nov '16 2:45:14 AM KingClark
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FauxAffablyEvil: Has a tendency to sometimes talk friendly with certain people such as the Midland King, when it's clearly obvious he's nothing more then a depraved psychopath who's enjoying every moment of it. He even "Apologizes" for roughing up Casca while preparing to rape her to death, and to Guts while attempting to hunt down and kill him.

to:

* FauxAffablyEvil: Has a tendency to sometimes talk friendly with certain people such as the Midland King, when it's clearly obvious he's nothing more then a depraved psychopath who's enjoying every moment of it. He even "Apologizes" "apologizes" for roughing up Casca while preparing to rape her to death, and to Guts while attempting to hunt down and kill him.
11th Nov '16 4:52:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Initially seems like he might have some [[HiddenHeartOfGold redeeming qualities beneath his harsh demeanor]], but it's gradually revealed that he's exactly as cruel and vindictive as he seems.

to:

* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Initially seems like he might have some [[HiddenHeartOfGold redeeming qualities beneath his harsh demeanor]], but it's gradually revealed that he's exactly as cruel and vindictive as he seems.appears to be.
This list shows the last 10 events of 597. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.BerserkAntagonists