History Fridge / Berserk

29th Jun '16 7:13:42 PM nombretomado
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* Just about everything about [[ArtifactOfDoom the Behelits]] once you read upon them. These things can, by their description, [[WindsOfDestinyChange manipulate destiny and causality itself]] to drive their selected owners into DespairEventHorizon. [[ParanoiaFuel Think about that for a second: ''Just how much of Griffith's behavior pre-Eclipse was his own free-will or the Behelit doing its thing?'' Or the people around him?]] From its description and effects on the plot, Behelits are basically [[LordOfTheRings the One Ring]] or [[AssassinsCreed the Pieces of Eden]] of Berserk-verse; at first, they seem benign, but subtly, unconsciously control people around it to make certain choices, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness sometimes somewhat out of character]], all in order to ruin their lives. A few examples:

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* Just about everything about [[ArtifactOfDoom the Behelits]] once you read upon them. These things can, by their description, [[WindsOfDestinyChange manipulate destiny and causality itself]] to drive their selected owners into DespairEventHorizon. [[ParanoiaFuel Think about that for a second: ''Just how much of Griffith's behavior pre-Eclipse was his own free-will or the Behelit doing its thing?'' Or the people around him?]] From its description and effects on the plot, Behelits are basically [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the One Ring]] or [[AssassinsCreed [[Franchise/AssassinsCreed the Pieces of Eden]] of Berserk-verse; at first, they seem benign, but subtly, unconsciously control people around it to make certain choices, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness sometimes somewhat out of character]], all in order to ruin their lives. A few examples:
11th May '16 3:19:35 AM PurpleAlert
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** Now there's a chilling thought for you: the possibility that the Godhand really ''does'' have a benevolent higher purpose. Obviously it doesn't work out for everybody and horrible, horrible things happen to people all the time, but the world keeps going and life goes on, and the forces of evil that plague humanity still haven't won. It ties uncomfortably back to Femto's ascension, too: Ubik's whole argument during the Eclipse is a global-scale version of "hey, you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs and ''holy shit did you break yourself some eggs'', you better make a seriously kickass omelette or it'll all go to waste!"
26th Apr '16 2:17:28 AM TitanFireFlies
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* Griffith is seen as the Messiah, a being associated with light and eternal peace on Earth. Lucifer's name means "Light-Bringer," and he is seen as an angel of light which the worldly and the unbelievers would bow down to under the assumption that he is sent by God.
* [[spoiler:The Idea of Evil is essentially if God gave people what they ''wanted'' rather than what they ''needed''.]]
20th Apr '16 7:52:18 AM syrusdark
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** Even more about that, the Skull Knight shows some strong disapproval when Flora gives Guts the Berserker Armour, implying he has some past experience with it, and that nothing good came out of it in the end. The armour even had a skull motif before it changed its shape to fit the "form" of Guts's rage.
17th Mar '16 9:47:56 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:249:''"Why didn't I think of it sooner?"'']]
17th Mar '16 8:04:33 PM TheBigBopper
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* Apparently, having sex with Casca [[SexualHealing completely heals]] the massive, gaping shoulder wound that she had given Guts just moments earlier.

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* Apparently, having sex with Casca [[SexualHealing completely heals]] the massive, gaping shoulder bleeding abdominal wound that she had given Guts just moments earlier.
7th Mar '16 11:00:33 AM oolongdao
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** This is confirmed as of the battle of Vritannis, after the magic wore off all the Daka reverted to human forms, EVERY SINGLE ONE WAS IDENTIFIED AS A KUSHAN. If any of them were born of captured pregnant women there would be non-kushanese Daka.
5th Jan '16 12:09:15 PM Tyranogre
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* So, after [[ScheduleSlip eight years]], they finally made it off the boat. Sounds like a reason to celebrate, right? Well, think again! They can't just stay on the island forever! Eventually, they'll have to get [[ArcFatigue right back on the boat]]!
13th Dec '15 9:43:57 AM Unferth
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* Do you think that if Guts never left the Hawks so Griffith wouldn't have slept with Charlotte, the Hawks wouldn't be outlawed and there wouldn't be any horrible things like Griffit's torture or Eclipse? Right? Wrong. Ganishka was prepearing the invasion to Berserkverse's equivalent of Europe al the time! What did the Midlanders have agains his army? Pretty standart knights and infantry. The Kushans, on the other hand had loads of sorcerers, magically enhanced SuperSoldiers and beasts. It would be eventually a CurbStompBattle for the "Europeans" if the reborn Griffith hadn't united them and hadn't made a pact with Apostles. And he couls do it only after his transformation into Femto. So basically, everyone would have died horribly and all Midland, Tudor, etc. would have been enslaved by Kushans if Griffith hadn't crossed the MoralEventHorizon. Brr...
11th Dec '15 11:25:59 PM DivineDeath
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* Let us look at two of our main characters from a psychological perspective for a bit. I've been learning a lot about antisocial behavior from both my mother and MorganFreeman (''Through the Wormhole''), and it's pretty obvious that [[NotSoDifferent both Guts and Griffith suffer from antisocial personality disorder.]] [[RedOniBlueOni But there is a difference.]] How? Well, Guts has the signs of being a psychopath, in that he has erratic violent behavior and has trouble maintaining normal relationships. Griffith, on the other hand, also shows violent tendencies... though they're far more reserved and planned, and he looks perfectly normal in the face of the public. So technically, Griffith would have been considered a SociopathicHero back in his glory days as well, and Guts would be best described as a ''psychopathic hero''. Now, it's important to acknowledge that, as scary as it sounds, 3-4% of the population are sociopathic or psychopathic; however, not every person with this antisocial behavior is a sadistic serial killer. So where are they? Well, psychopaths have it rougher in life, since they can't hold steady jobs because they can't hold steady relationships, but sociopaths are often very successful, since they're manipulative and get people to trust them, but lack the empathy in tough decision making (so, [[FridgeHorror you can guess why some CEOs are so damn powerful]]). But one, very important factor comes into play, regarding if these individuals will take their disorder to the next level: [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] and [[ThePowerOfFriendship family.]] That's right, you can still have the mind of a killer without actually being a killer - [[NatureVersusNurture if you grow up in the right environment.]] Studies have shown that growing up with loving and supportive friends and family can halt more violent tendencies, so at the very least, sociopaths and psychopaths will be [[{{Jerkass}} giant douchebags,]] but not murderers. Looking back at Guts and Griffith, Guts had a really, ''really'' [[DarkAndTroubledPast rough backstory]] which included physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. He is signed into a profession that just breeds this type of behavior, but it's a big outlet for him and it satisfies his psychopathic tendencies, so he enjoys it on some level. [[MoralityChain But Guts' only saving grace]] is that he truly cares about the friends he managed to make and the love that he has for Casca, so he is still able to retain some level of empathy and is the reason why he doesn't go around killing anything that moves. But as we saw, when the eclipse happened, and all of those who Guts cared for were either killed or violated - well, it's understandable why he almost became a VillainProtagonist. Our man Griffith has a similar predicament: [[{{Pride}} his self-assured]], [[TheChessmaster organized]], and morally gray behavior clearly puts him in sociopathic territory, but [[MoralityPet he still cares about his comrades enough]] to not be too crazy. And tragically, as with Guts, [[DespairEventHorizon a life event]] [[FaceHeelTurn just made him snap]] [[LackOfEmpathy and lose what empathy he had.]] For more info, [[http://videos.wisegeek.com/videos/397035655.htm take a look at this vid.]]
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