History Fridge / Berserk

17th Apr '17 9:48:37 AM SenselessPi
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* The circumstances of Guts' birth signified he was doomed to be unlucky from the start, but they're even more horrifying when you realize [[spoiler: coffin births, [[NauseaFuel where the woman's body expels ''everything'' in her body, fetus included]],]] were a somewhat uncommon but still recorded occurrence before the prevalence of 19th century embalming practices and formaldehyde.
3rd Apr '17 5:12:56 PM Agent_B
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* This is something that I learned from a birds of prey show at our local Renaissance faire (convenient, ay?). In the middle ages, both hawks (Accipitriformes) and falcons (Falconiformes) were trained for the hunt. You wouldn't think that there was much difference in the use of the two birds aside from general phylogenetic differences, but did you know that social class had a lot to do with the ownership of hawks and falcons? Hawks were usually owned by those of the peasantry because they were larger (therefore, considered more "bulky") and caught and killed their prey more "sloppily", tearing into the flesh more severely. Falcons, on the other hand, were only allowed to be owned by the aristocracy and royalty, because they were smaller, swifter, and killed their prey with more precision, making the kill/trophy a lot more presentable. When I was watching the display, I just couldn't help but think back to good 'ol ''Berserk'' and our favorite BadassCrew. There has been some translation debate (correct me if I'm wrong since I read both the Dark Horse translations and The Hawks' online scanlations) because the crew was first known as the Band of the Hawk, but after [[spoiler: Griffith's reincarnation]], they are referred to as the Falcons. If the name change is official, I wouldn't be surprised, since Griffith started out as a guy leading a group of misfit mercenaries, but when he came back, his battle actions are more strategic, he's as regal as can be, and has even been dubbed [[MessianicArchetype the Messiah]] [[spoiler: all this while being a humungous BitchInSheepsClothing!]], surely befitting of the new title of a falcon.

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* This is something that I learned from a birds of prey show at our local Renaissance faire (convenient, ay?). In the middle ages, both hawks (Accipitriformes) and falcons (Falconiformes) were trained for the hunt. You wouldn't think that there was much difference in the use of the two birds aside from general phylogenetic differences, but did you know that social class had a lot to do with the ownership of hawks and falcons? Hawks were usually owned by those of the peasantry because they were larger (therefore, considered more "bulky") and caught and killed their prey more "sloppily", tearing into the flesh more severely. Falcons, on the other hand, were only allowed to be owned by the aristocracy and royalty, because they were smaller, swifter, and killed their prey with more precision, making the kill/trophy a lot more presentable. When I was watching the display, I just couldn't help but think back to good 'ol ''Berserk'' and our favorite BadassCrew. There has been some translation debate (correct me if I'm wrong since I read both the Dark Horse translations and The Hawks' online scanlations) because the crew was first known as the Band of the Hawk, but after [[spoiler: Griffith's reincarnation]], they are referred to as the Falcons.Band of the Falcon. If the name change is official, I wouldn't be surprised, since Griffith started out as a guy leading a group of misfit mercenaries, but when he came back, his battle actions are more strategic, he's as regal as can be, and has even been dubbed [[MessianicArchetype the Messiah]] [[spoiler: all this while being a humungous BitchInSheepsClothing!]], surely befitting of the new title of a falcon.
26th Mar '17 10:57:19 AM DivineDeath
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* [[spoiler: So Berserk 343 is only furthering the LighterAndSofter movement the series has made with the cute dream sequence and Casca's situation finally being dealt with? WRONG! The two women performing the ritual to rescue Casca both have intensive feeling for Guts and, whilst subtle and hidden, have some resentment towards Casca and would wish to have Guts for themselves. But they would get over their feeling and fix Casca so the one they love can be happy. Well... [[GrimDark This]] [[DarkFantasy isn't]] [[CosmicHorrorStory one]] [[CrapSackWorld of those]] [[GodIsEvil series.]]]]
20th Mar '17 6:08:26 AM Agent_B
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* The name of the Purple Rhino Knights might seem incredibly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] at first glance. But remember: during medieval times, purple was the rarest and most expensive dye, and was hence associated with royalty. Therefor, associating the [[TheEmpire Tudor Empire's]] most esteemed and powerful army with it (and coloring the armor appropriately) seems pretty fitting.

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* The name of the Purple Rhino Knights might seem incredibly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] at first glance. But remember: during medieval times, purple was the rarest and most expensive dye, and was hence associated with royalty. Therefor, associating the [[TheEmpire Tudor Chuder Empire's]] most esteemed and powerful army with it (and coloring the armor appropriately) seems pretty fitting.
18th Jan '17 3:23:17 PM wedward
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* Berserk 347 ends with Schierke and Farnese entering the deeper layers of Casca's consciousness as part of the Queen of the Flower Storm's ritual... with the last panel showing a black sun. Meaning that the two are about to experience the [[OhCrap fifth Eclipse]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck first-hand]].
4th Jan '17 8:49:13 PM RaisenRhaasen
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** Aparently, that was an old battlefield.

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** Aparently, Apparently, that was an old battlefield.



* Here's the thing about the whole [[spoiler: merging of the worlds so that dragins, merpeople and other creatures exist in the world of Berserk]]. Initially, I thought that it was very unlike Miura to include such cliched concepts in the unique world of Berserk which contained such a different mythos than other western works of fiction with the Apostles and God-hand etc... but then somebody told me that it was SUPPOSED to be cliche because since [[spoiler: the Idea of evil was brought about by the collective consciousness of humanity wanting a reason for their suffering]], it made sense that [[spoiler: tthe creatures of the astral realm should also be conjured by humanity's consciousness and made physical by Femto's actions]]. So it's best not to think of Berserk becoming a generic fantasy story but just being invaded by the [[spoiler: dreams of the people living in Berserk's world]].

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* Here's the thing about the whole [[spoiler: merging of the worlds so that dragins, dragons, merpeople and other creatures exist in the world of Berserk]]. Initially, I thought that it was very unlike Miura to include such cliched concepts in the unique world of Berserk which contained such a different mythos than other western works of fiction with the Apostles and God-hand etc... but then somebody told me that it was SUPPOSED to be cliche because since [[spoiler: the Idea of evil was brought about by the collective consciousness of humanity wanting a reason for their suffering]], it made sense that [[spoiler: tthe creatures of the astral realm should also be conjured by humanity's consciousness and made physical by Femto's actions]]. So it's best not to think of Berserk becoming a generic fantasy story but just being invaded by the [[spoiler: dreams of the people living in Berserk's world]].
4th Jan '17 1:44:26 AM trixus
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* Becoming an Apostle doesn't hardened the heart, it just adds bloodlust to all the other emotions. Also all sacrifices shown are loved one that turned against the Apostle so not only is the chosen human desperate but angry at the person he sacrificed. So why are the Apostles so sadistic if their hearts never hardened? Because they just killed their MoralityPet and while some like the Count and Rosie found another one the other Apostles have nothing left but anger, grief and bloodlust to go on. Basically they are what would happen to Guts if the Berserker Armor makes him kill Casca.
10th Nov '16 4:35:28 AM Farnham
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* Berserk 347 ends with Schierke and Farnese entering the deeper layers of Casca's consciousness as part of the Queen of the Flower Storm's ritual... with the last panel showing a black sun. Meaning that the two are about to experience the [[OhCrap fifth Eclipse]] [[ThisIsGonnaSuck first-hand]].
10th Nov '16 4:19:47 AM Farnham
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* [[spoiler: So Berserk 343 is only furthering the LighterAndSofter movement the serie shas made with the cute dream sequence and Casca situation finally being dealt with? WRONG! The two women performing the ritual to rescue Casca both have intensive feeling for Gut's and whelst subtle and hidden have some resentment towards casca and would wish to have gut's for themselves. But they would get over their feeling and fix casca so the one they love can be happy. Well... [[GrimDark This]] [[DarkFantasy isn't]] [[CosmicHorrorStory One]] [[CrapSackWorld Those]] [[GodIsEvil series.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: So Berserk 343 is only furthering the LighterAndSofter movement the serie shas series has made with the cute dream sequence and Casca Casca's situation finally being dealt with? WRONG! The two women performing the ritual to rescue Casca both have intensive feeling for Gut's and whelst Guts and, whilst subtle and hidden hidden, have some resentment towards casca Casca and would wish to have gut's Guts for themselves. But they would get over their feeling and fix casca Casca so the one they love can be happy. Well... [[GrimDark This]] [[DarkFantasy isn't]] [[CosmicHorrorStory One]] one]] [[CrapSackWorld Those]] of those]] [[GodIsEvil series.]]]]
27th Oct '16 11:04:22 AM TheBigBopper
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** Griffith confronting Guts on his leaving. In the first anime, he doesn't seem like himself at all. He looks very psychotic, [[HellishPupils his eyes look almost like [[spoiler: Femto's after his resurrection in the mortal world]]]]. He doesn't even bother trying to change Guts' mind, and his attacking Guts instead of waiting Guts to strike so he can counterattack like he always does all feel out of character for him.

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** Griffith confronting Guts on his leaving. In the first anime, ''Anime/Berserk1997'', he doesn't seem like himself at all. He looks very psychotic, [[HellishPupils his eyes look almost like [[spoiler: Femto's after his resurrection in the mortal world]]]]. He doesn't even bother trying to change Guts' mind, and his attacking Guts instead of waiting Guts to strike so he can counterattack like he always does all feel out of character for him.
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