History NightmareFuel / Berserk

23rd Jun '17 11:03:51 AM Dravencour
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* When Schierke taps into the powers of darkness and reminescents that when you look into darkness, the darkness looks back at you. And does so in form of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu-esque nightmare]]. Okay, it was later revealed to be just an Earth spirit, but his first apperance and build up to it was damn creepy.

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* When Schierke taps into the powers of darkness and reminescents that when you look into darkness, the darkness looks back at you. And does so in form of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Cthulhu-esque nightmare]]. Okay, it was later revealed to be just an Earth spirit, but his first apperance appearance and build up to it was damn creepy.


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** And it only gets worse in Chapter 351: [[spoiler:Schierke and Farnese have to traverse a treacherous forest of innumerable brambles with the trees and bushes looking like corpses. And the monsters that Schierke and Farnese have to get past here are ''disturbingly'' phallic, and elicit even ''more'' visceral revulsion from poor Casca. The things are numerous enough that Schierke needs all of the summons she brought with her to get them away from her and Farnese, including the Rotting Root Lord. As they close in on the final fragment, we can only tremble in horrid anticipation, because we know that neither Schierke nor Farnese have any idea what they are in for]].
14th Jun '17 12:58:15 PM Dravencour
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* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different from the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Eclipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focuse on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's supernatural/bizarre elements (the female Apostle, Puck, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and the Baron of Koka if the viewer missed the first episode) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the Behelit is just a weird amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all. Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to horribly betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time. We end up without any explanation of how did he survive the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate or simply ''what the hell happened''.

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* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different from the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Eclipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focuse on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's supernatural/bizarre elements (the female Apostle, Puck, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and the Baron of Koka if the viewer missed the first episode) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the Behelit is just a weird amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all. Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to horribly betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time. We end up without any explanation of how did he survive survived the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate what ultimately became of Casca or simply ''what the hell happened''.
14th Jun '17 7:55:30 AM Cieloazul
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* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different to the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a regular series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Eclipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focused on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's darkest elements (the female Apostle, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and Guts's child rape) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the Behelit is just a weird magical amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all! Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time, so we end up without any explanation of how did he survive the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate or simply ''what the hell happened''.

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* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different to from the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a regular series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Eclipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focused focuse on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's darkest supernatural/bizarre elements (the female Apostle, Puck, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and Guts's child rape) the Baron of Koka if the viewer missed the first episode) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the Behelit is just a weird magical amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all! all. Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to horribly betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time, so we time. We end up without any explanation of how did he survive the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate or simply ''what the hell happened''.
7th Jun '17 3:03:33 PM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler:The horrendous monsters that Schierke and Farnese have to fight off in Casca's dreamscape, which are quite reminiscent of the monsters that Casca had to face during The Eclipse, including a group of thin tentacley monsters reminiscent of the Apostle that killed Judeau and became Casca's only Apostle kill before she was overtaken by the demons. It doesn't help that Casca considers these creatures "viscerally disgusting"]].

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* [[spoiler:The horrendous monsters that Schierke and Farnese have to fight off in Casca's dreamscape, which are quite reminiscent of the monsters that Casca had to face during The Eclipse, including a group of thin tentacley monsters reminiscent of the Apostle that killed Judeau and became Casca's only Apostle kill before she was overtaken by the demons. It doesn't help that Casca considers these creatures "viscerally disgusting"]].disgusting", which casts some pretty ugly light on what those demons may have done to her before handing her off to Femto]].
5th Jun '17 10:58:19 AM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler:The horrendous monsters that Schierke and Farnese have to fight off in Casca's dreamscape, which are quite reminiscent of the monsters that Casca had to face during The Eclipse, including a group of thin tentacley monsters reminiscent of the Apostle that killed Judeau and became Casca's only Apostle kill before she was overtaken by the demons. It doesn't help that Casca considers these creatures "viscerally disgusting"]].



* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different to the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a regular series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Elipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focused on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's darkest elements (the female Apostle, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and Guts's child rape) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the behelit is just a weird magical amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all! Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time, so we end up without any explanation of how did he survive the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate or simply ''what the hell happened''.

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* Despite all its adaptation faults, ''Anime/Berserk1997'' manages to give the Eclipse a completely new tone, very different to the manga and movies. Unlike them, the anime could believably look at first like a regular series about a mercenary warrior in a world very similar to our Middle Ages, without any shadowy overtone lurking at its back. The opening sequence only shows Guts in his pre-Elipse pre-Eclipse look, the episodes are slow-paced and focused on the characters and their human struggles, and most of the manga's darkest elements (the female Apostle, the Count, Wyald, the Bakiraka, the Skull Knight and Guts's child rape) are extricated, so it's easy for a casual viewer to think that Zodd was a random fantasy cliché monster, that the behelit Behelit is just a weird magical amulet, and that there are no problems in the setting which cannot be solved by Guts's sword or Griffith's smarts. Then the Eclipse happens almost out of nowhere and, surprise, things CAN turn bad beyond any hope for our beloved characters after all! Their world happens to be ruled by a pantheon of near-omnipotent evil gods who not only turn the Band of the Hawk in a monster food buffet, but also turn one of our heroes into one of their kind, who proceeds to betray his friends and rape the female lead. And if that's not enough, the Eclipse sequence ends fading to black in its most horrible climax, and the next and last thing we see, a surviving Guts going to a presumable quest for revenge, is set after an unknown amount of time, so we end up without any explanation of how did he survive the carnage, what's Casca's ultimate fate or simply ''what the hell happened''.
25th May '17 1:29:13 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* In chapter 349, Farnese and Schierke are treated to Casca's flashback to the night after Guts' battle against Adon's one hundred men, specifically from chapter 22, the Campfire of Dreams, when Casca came upon Guts sitting on top of the hill, looking down at the Hawks' campfires. They see a younger Guts from Casca's point of view, hear their conversation, and sense the emotions that Casca was feeling at the time: "bittersweet yet gentle... a curious sensation." All well and good, no? Imagine then what emotions they will sense, as well as the horrors they will see, and the ''pain'' they will feel, when they ultimately experience [[spoiler:The Eclipse from Casca's point of view... especially her last moments of sanity when she is being raped by Femto, while at the same time having to watch a maimed Guts being dogpiled by the Apostles and having his right eye gouged out... and ''still trying to get to her''.]]
22nd May '17 12:13:58 PM CalamityRaven26
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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food and teddy bear - you'll need it to remain sane after being exposed to the nightmarish world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.

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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food and teddy bear - you'll need ''need'' it to remain sane after being exposed to the nightmarish world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
22nd May '17 12:07:23 PM CalamityRaven26
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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food, and get ready to be exposed to the nightmarish world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.

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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food, food and get ready teddy bear - you'll need it to be remain sane after being exposed to the nightmarish world of ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
22nd May '17 12:06:31 PM CalamityRaven26
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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food, and get ready to be exposed to the nightmarish world of ''Manga/Berserk''.

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Welp, this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food, and get ready to be exposed to the nightmarish world of ''Manga/Berserk''.''{{Manga/Berserk}}''.
22nd May '17 12:06:15 PM CalamityRaven26
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Welp, '''we're gonna be here for a while.'''

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Welp, '''we're this is gonna take a while. Grab your comfort food, and get ready to be here for a while.'''exposed to the nightmarish world of ''Manga/Berserk''.
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