History Heartwarming / Berserk

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'''Casca''', about Guts
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->''"My life had been an honest one: I had only my pride, and I owe that to Griffith, but... I'm changing. There may be a place for me in this man's soul. Not because of what I may receive, but for something of worth I may have for him."''
-->-- '''Casca'''
26th Apr '16 7:56:19 PM TheBigBopper
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* The ending of the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game [[NoExportForYou Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shoo.]] The plot follows the general story that takes place after Guts and Casca's departure from Godo's house, with Guts forming a group with Serpico, Farnese, Isidro, and Schierke. Though the intense sexual content that surrounded their predicament was omitted, Casca still fears Guts, which understandably makes Guts feel crappy. However, after their departure from the spirit tree and Guts collapses after the injuries he sustained, [[http://youtu.be/39l54PWjZs8?t=6m22s Casca approaches him fearlessly and coos at him affectionately,]] making Guts [[GoOutWithASmile lose consciousness with a smile.]] Even though it was not canon, it just makes you feel better to know that in this continuation, Casca got over her fear of Guts a bit quicker, and the thought of just having Casca smile at him lifts Guts' spirits even when he's bloodied and battered. It does bring a [[TearJerker hint of sadness]] when you think back on the official continuity.

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* The ending of the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game [[NoExportForYou Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shoo.]] The plot follows the general story that takes place after Guts and Casca's departure from Godo's house, with Guts forming a group with Serpico, Farnese, Isidro, and Schierke. Though the intense sexual content that surrounded their predicament was omitted, Casca still fears Guts, which understandably makes Guts feel crappy. However, after their departure from the spirit tree and Guts collapses after the injuries he sustained, [[http://youtu.be/39l54PWjZs8?t=6m22s Casca approaches him fearlessly and coos at him affectionately,]] making Guts [[GoOutWithASmile lose consciousness with a smile.]] Even though it was not canon, it just makes you feel better to know that in this continuation, Casca got over her fear of Guts a bit quicker, and the thought of just having Casca smile at him lifts Guts' spirits even when he's bloodied and battered. It does bring a [[TearJerker hint of sadness]] when you think back on the official continuity.
15th Feb '16 6:09:07 PM GrammarNavi
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* The ending of the PS2 video game [[NoExportForYou Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shoo.]] The plot follows the general story that takes place after Guts and Casca's departure from Godo's house, with Guts forming a group with Serpico, Farnese, Isidro, and Schierke. Though the intense sexual content that surrounded their predicament was omitted, Casca still fears Guts, which understandably makes Guts feel crappy. However, after their departure from the spirit tree and Guts collapses after the injuries he sustained, [[http://youtu.be/39l54PWjZs8?t=6m22s Casca approaches him fearlessly and coos at him affectionately,]] making Guts [[GoOutWithASmile lose consciousness with a smile.]] Even though it was not canon, it just makes you feel better to know that in this continuation, Casca got over her fear of Guts a bit quicker, and the thought of just having Casca smile at him lifts Guts' spirits even when he's bloodied and battered. It does bring a [[TearJerker hint of sadness]] when you think back on the official continuity.

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* The ending of the PS2 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game [[NoExportForYou Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shoo.]] The plot follows the general story that takes place after Guts and Casca's departure from Godo's house, with Guts forming a group with Serpico, Farnese, Isidro, and Schierke. Though the intense sexual content that surrounded their predicament was omitted, Casca still fears Guts, which understandably makes Guts feel crappy. However, after their departure from the spirit tree and Guts collapses after the injuries he sustained, [[http://youtu.be/39l54PWjZs8?t=6m22s Casca approaches him fearlessly and coos at him affectionately,]] making Guts [[GoOutWithASmile lose consciousness with a smile.]] Even though it was not canon, it just makes you feel better to know that in this continuation, Casca got over her fear of Guts a bit quicker, and the thought of just having Casca smile at him lifts Guts' spirits even when he's bloodied and battered. It does bring a [[TearJerker hint of sadness]] when you think back on the official continuity.
14th Feb '16 9:04:46 PM 017Bluefield
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As one would assume, heartwarming moments [[CrapsackWorld in this series]] are scarce and far between, hence they stand out all the more. Soak in the awww's while you can.

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As one would assume, heartwarming moments [[CrapsackWorld in this series]] are scarce few and far between, hence they between - and that makes them stand out all the more. Soak in the awww's while you can.



* A completely unexpected incident of this comes in the form of the Count, one of the most horrible minor villains in the series. A demon who has vast numbers of innocent people executed on trumped up charges and enjoys torturing and eating alive human beings, the Count [[spoiler: is butchered by Guts. His despair and agony summon the Godhand, who offer him a new body and continued life at the price of his daughter. After looking at Theresia and being reminded of a time when he was truly happy, he chooses eternal damnation and nothingness over sacrificing her to demonkind]].

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* A completely unexpected incident of this comes in the form of the Count, one of the most horrible ''horrible'' minor villains in the series. A demon who has vast numbers of innocent people executed on trumped up charges trumped-up charges, and enjoys torturing and eating alive human beings, the Count [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is finally butchered by Guts. His despair and agony summon the Godhand, who offer him a new body and continued life life...at the price of his daughter. After looking at Theresia Theresia, and being reminded of a time when he was truly happy, he chooses eternal damnation and nothingness over sacrificing her to demonkind]].
demonkind. Guess [[EvenEvilHasStandards even cannibal Apostles have standards]]]].



* The Guts vs. Griffith water fight is heartwarming in the fact that in a world of blood, death and angst, two people with burdens to bear have a rare moment of just fooling around and becoming friends without a care. Reading or watching that part is tough now because of how much worse things get overall and between them later.
* The first CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming between Guts and Casca came when he stayed behind to fight a horde of mercenaries so that she could escape (the famous Hundred Man Slayer scene, which also qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). When Casca rushes back with reinforcements, she finds a bloody and battered Guts slumped against a tree. She shakes him and shouts at him to wake up, but it seems that he's finally fallen in battle. Suddenly he puts his hand on her shoulder, gives her a weak smile, and says

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* The Guts vs. Griffith water fight is heartwarming in the fact that that, in a world of blood, death and angst, two people with burdens to bear have a rare moment of just fooling around and becoming friends without a care. Reading or watching that part is tough now now, because of how ''how much worse worse'' things get overall and between them later.
* The first CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming between Guts and Casca came when he stayed behind to fight a horde of mercenaries so that she could escape (the famous Hundred Man Slayer "Hundred-Man Slayer" scene, which also qualifies as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome). When Casca rushes back with reinforcements, she finds a bloody and battered Guts slumped against a tree. She shakes him and shouts at him to wake up, but it seems that he's finally fallen in battle. Suddenly Suddenly, he puts his hand on her shoulder, gives her a weak smile, and sayssays...



** Casca tears up from relief and joy. It is the first time EVER that Casca shows warmth towards Guts.

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** Casca [[TearsOfJoy tears up from relief and joy.joy]]. It is the first time EVER that Casca shows warmth towards Guts.



* [[DancesAndBalls The victory ball]]. Yes, yes. We all laughed out loud at Guts' reaction to Casca looking [[SheCleansUpNicely ultra prettied up]]. But the conversation that the two had on the balcony is rather cute. After they both banter about how much [[NotSoDifferent they don't like]] social gatherings such as the ball, Guts goes onto joking about Casca's appearance. Casca then shows an insecure side to her personality, telling Guts how she felt goofy in a dress and that she was embarrassed to be showing off so much skin because of her muscle. But then Guts reassures her that she looked very lovely and that she looked way more attractive than the noblewomen at the ball. Not only did he succeed in cheering her up, but it was the first time that Guts hinted to Casca that [[BeautifulAllAlong he thought that she was beautiful.]]
** And in the second movie - oh jeez. [[DanceOfRomance They're dancing!]]

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* [[DancesAndBalls The victory ball]]. Yes, yes. We all laughed out loud at Guts' reaction to Casca looking [[SheCleansUpNicely ultra prettied ultra-prettied up]]. But the conversation that the two had on the balcony is rather cute. After they both banter about how much [[NotSoDifferent they don't like]] social gatherings such as the ball, Guts goes onto joking about Casca's appearance. Casca then shows an insecure side to her personality, telling Guts how she felt goofy in a dress and that she was embarrassed to be showing off so much skin because of her muscle. But then Guts reassures her that she looked very lovely and that she looked way more attractive than the noblewomen at the ball. Not only did he succeed in cheering her up, but it was the first time that Guts hinted to Casca that [[BeautifulAllAlong he thought that she was beautiful.]]
** And in the second movie - oh jeez.''geez''. [[DanceOfRomance They're dancing!]]



* After Griffith returns to the Hawks [[spoiler:after the assassination of the Queen of Midland]], EVERY member of the Hawks runs up to Griffith, being glad that [[spoiler:he's alive and hadn't died of a poisoned drink at the ball]]. Including ''[[SmugSnake Corkus]]'' who even has tears in his eyes.

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* After Griffith returns to the Hawks [[spoiler:after the assassination of the Queen of Midland]], EVERY member of the Hawks runs up to Griffith, being glad that [[spoiler:he's alive and hadn't died of a poisoned drink at the ball]]. Including ''[[SmugSnake Corkus]]'' Corkus]]'', who even has tears in his eyes.



** hbi2k, creator of Berserk Abridged, said it best: "finally, someone in this fucking series gets to have a moment of joy, for Christ's sake." That was him explaining why he couldn't bring himself to mock it, probably by playing "Let's Get It On".
** There is also the impressive moment (manga only) [[spoiler: in which Guts spills his beans about being sold out by Gambino and being raped. He is convinced Casca will find him disgusting now, but instead Casca tenderly throws herself at him and she heals at least one of Guts's mental wounds.]] From this point forward Guts is eternally devoted to her. It's probably the most realistic and deep moment of the entire series. Remember people: Many former victims of child abuse never even tell their partner anything about it and remain damaged forever. This scene must have been therapeutic for at least someone out there.
** Probably the most heartwarming part of their scene takes place afterward when [[spoiler: Casca gets upset when Guts says that he was going to leave the Hawks after everything with the Griffith rescue is straightened out, and she starts crying and hitting him. Then Guts tells her that she should come with him, even though it goes against his whole way of thinking, but that he wants to be with Casca and hug her 1000 times more. The two of them then share the cutest kiss. Aww!]]
* During the Griffith rescue operation, Guts and Casca begin acting {{like an old married couple}} [[spoiler: after {{they do}} the deed]], much to the amusement of the Judeau and Pippin. There is some tension in the air when Guts and Casca show some obvious signs of jealously toward one another [[spoiler: such as when Guts gets miffed at Casca for being ''too'' concerned about the relationship between Griffith and Princess Charlotte, and when Casca casts a wary eye on Princess Charlotte when she gets physically close to Guts]], but it all gets neutralized by their obvious show of affection toward one another [[spoiler: like when Guts thought it was a bad idea for Casca to go through the secret tunnel into the dungeon because she was the commander and needed to be out of danger's way (though he was really more concerned about Casca being in danger as his lover) and when Casca gently cools Guts down and tenderly wipes the blood off of his face after he had slaughter dozens of Midland soldiers]]. The cutest part was when Casca gets anxious part of the way and grabs onto Guts' cape ("Like a lost child," he said).
* In the 11th volume [[spoiler:Guts has an enormous battle with the Apostle Wyald. He uses everything thing he can to finally bring the beast down. All the while his lover Casca is watching. When the battle finally ends she rushes out her eyes begin to water up with fear that Guts has finally bought it. Then she notices something and gives a trembling smile while the tears start pouring out. Revealing that Guts, despite being bloody all over the place is giving the thumbs up and smiling. The last page is Casca embracing Guts and her being nearly naked does not actually detract from it at all, amazingly]].
* The wagon scene after Guts' first battle with Wyald is one of those moments that mixes heartwarming with {{tearjerker}}. After Casca and Judeau are done tending Guts' and Griffith's wounds, Guts just starts to talk to Griffith, trying to lift Griffith's spirits by attempting to restore a sense of normality between the two given that Griffith is crippled beyond repair and Griffith's own feelings toward Guts at the moment are questionable, to say the least. Guts even suggests to Griffith that he can take off the helmet, since it's only the two of them, but the height of this comes when Guts sees Griffith glancing at some armor, and Guts puts it on Griffith. Griffith tries to wield a sword (but fails since his tendons are cut), but Guts remains cheerfully optimistic for him, saying that he'll be able to fight as the White Hawk in time. Guts is so truthful and optimistic in this moment that you have to wonder if he's lying for Griffith's sake or for his own sake.

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** hbi2k, creator of Berserk Abridged, ''Berserk Abridged'', said it best: "finally, someone in this fucking series gets to have a moment of joy, for Christ's sake." That was him explaining why he couldn't ''couldn't bring himself himself'' to mock it, probably by playing "Let's Get It On".
** There is also the impressive moment (manga only) [[spoiler: in which Guts spills his beans about being sold out by Gambino and being raped. He is convinced Casca will find him disgusting now, but instead Casca tenderly throws herself at him and she heals at least one of Guts's mental wounds.]] From this point forward forward, Guts is eternally devoted to her. It's probably the most realistic and deep moment of the entire series. Remember people: Many many former victims of child abuse never ''never'' even tell their partner anything about it and remain damaged forever. This scene must have been therapeutic for at least someone out there.
** Probably the most heartwarming part of their scene takes place afterward when [[spoiler: Casca [[spoiler:Casca gets upset when Guts says that he was going to leave the Hawks after everything with the Griffith rescue is straightened out, and she starts crying and hitting him. Then Guts tells her that she should come with him, even though it goes against his whole way of thinking, but that he wants to be with Casca and hug her 1000 times more. The two of them then share the cutest kiss. Aww!]]
* During the Griffith rescue operation, Guts and Casca begin acting {{like an old married couple}} [[spoiler: after {{they do}} the deed]], much to the amusement of the Judeau and Pippin. There is some tension in the air when Guts and Casca show some obvious signs of jealously toward one another [[spoiler: such [[spoiler:such as when Guts gets miffed at Casca for being ''too'' concerned about the relationship between Griffith and Princess Charlotte, and when Casca casts a wary eye on Princess Charlotte when she gets physically close to Guts]], but it all gets neutralized by their obvious show of affection toward one another [[spoiler: like when Guts thought it was a bad idea for Casca to go through the secret tunnel into the dungeon because she was the commander and needed to be out of danger's way (though he was really more concerned about Casca being in danger as his lover) and when Casca gently cools Guts down and tenderly wipes the blood off of his face after he had slaughter dozens of Midland soldiers]]. The cutest part was when Casca gets anxious part of the way and grabs onto Guts' cape ("Like a lost child," he said).
* In the 11th volume [[spoiler:Guts has an enormous battle with battles the massive Apostle Wyald. He uses everything thing he can to finally bring the beast down. All the while his lover Casca is watching. When the battle finally ends she rushes out her eyes begin to water up with fear that Guts has finally bought it. Then she notices something and gives a trembling smile while the tears start pouring out. Revealing that Guts, despite being bloody all over the place is giving the thumbs up and smiling. The last page is Casca embracing Guts and her being nearly naked does not actually detract from it at all, amazingly]].
* The wagon scene after Guts' first battle with Wyald is one of those moments that mixes heartwarming with {{tearjerker}}. After Casca and Judeau are done tending Guts' and Griffith's wounds, Guts just starts to talk to Griffith, trying to lift Griffith's spirits by attempting to restore a sense of normality between the two given that Griffith is crippled beyond repair and Griffith's own feelings toward Guts at the moment are questionable, to say the least. Guts even suggests to Griffith that he can take off the helmet, since it's only the two of them, but the height of this comes when Guts sees Griffith glancing at some armor, and Guts puts it on Griffith. Griffith tries to wield a sword (but fails since his tendons are cut), but Guts remains cheerfully optimistic for him, saying that he'll be able to fight as the White Hawk in time. Guts is so truthful and optimistic in this moment that moment, you have to wonder if he's lying for Griffith's sake or for his own sake.



* Guts's words of encouragement to Rickert, just before setting out on his two year rampage as the Black Swordsman:
--->"The band of the Hawk is not gone, Rickert. You and I are still here. From now on, you will be the General, and I will be [[OneManArmy the raiding party]]."

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* Guts's words of encouragement to Rickert, just before setting out on his two year two-year rampage as the Black Swordsman:
--->"The band Band of the Hawk is not gone, Rickert. You and I are still here. From now on, you will be the General, and I will be [[OneManArmy the raiding party]]."
25th Dec '15 12:20:02 PM Nikumubeki
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* After Griffith returns to the Hawks [[spoiler:after the assassination of the Queen of Midland]], EVERY member of the Hawks runs up to Griffith, being glad that [[spoiler:he's alive and hadn't died of a poisoned drink at the ball]]. Including ''[[SmugSnake Corkus]]'' who even has tears in his eyes.
6th Dec '15 9:43:23 PM TheBigBopper
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[[caption-width-right:320:It doesn't get anymore romantic than this. Awwww! ... No seriously - it doesn't.]]

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[[caption-width-right:320:It doesn't get anymore romantic than this. Awwww! ... No seriously - it doesn't.[[caption-width-right:300:Even on the battlefield, love finds a way.]]
1st Dec '15 5:55:48 AM TitanFireFlies
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* Upon ''[[ArcFatigue]] finally'' making it to Elfhelm, Guts gives a succinct but very solemn thanks to everyone who accompanied him on the journey to the island.

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* Upon ''[[ArcFatigue]] finally'' ''[[ArcFatigue finally]]'' making it to Elfhelm, Guts gives a succinct but very solemn thanks to everyone who accompanied him on the journey to the island.
1st Dec '15 5:55:23 AM TitanFireFlies
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* Upon ''[[ArcFatigue]] finally'' making it to Elfhelm, Guts gives a succinct but very solemn thanks to everyone who accompanied him on the journey to the island.
** And there's more to it than that. Guts is actually shown ''smiling'' several times throughout the chapter this takes place in, and actually finds some enjoyment out of being with his companions. It just goes to show how far Guts has come from the broody, sociopathic, and violent character he was in the first few chapters. ThePowerOfLove and ThePowerOfFriendship does that to you.
12th Sep '15 6:59:05 AM NoxArtemis
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** There's a bittersweetness in Guts' interaction with Casca and the Child, as he thinks about the misshapen fetus as he watches over Casca and the boy sleeping. Guts very somberly thinks about the creature's whereabouts, and it's here where it's hinted that Guts might not have truly hated the demon child, just that he hated the circumstances surrounding its birth. It probably marked the moment when Guts came to terms that he was going to be a father had things turned out differently.
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