History NightmareFuel / Berserk

14th Nov '16 8:36:30 PM KingClark
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** Casca's past isn't much better -- she lost her village at an early age and was sold to a noble who wanted a new serving girl, only for it to transpire that he wanted her for sex. Just as he's about to rape her, though, Griffith shows up. Instead of killing her would-be rapist, however, he makes her do it instead ("If you have something you wish to protect, take up that sword."). She has a relatively easy life afterward, until the Eclipse goes down and she suffers a ''horrific'' ordeal that ends with her being driven insane.

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** Casca's past isn't much better -- she better--she lost her village at an early age and was sold to a noble who wanted a new serving girl, only for it to transpire that he wanted her for sex. Just as he's about to rape her, though, Griffith shows up. Instead of killing her would-be rapist, however, he makes her do it instead ("If you have something you wish to protect, take up that sword."). She has a relatively easy life afterward, until the Eclipse goes down and she suffers a ''horrific'' ordeal that ends with her being driven insane.



* The Beast - this thing is just pure evil that cares about nothing but to kill and maim and wants Guts all for himself. His most scray moment is probably when he takes over Guts and attempts to rape Casca, while giving pretty damn ugly BreakingSpeech. It was clearly looking like Beast plans to make Guts eat her once he's done with raping. All to make Guts his again.

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* The Beast - this thing is just pure evil that cares about nothing but to kill and maim and wants Guts all for himself. His most scray scariest moment is probably when he takes over Guts and attempts to rape Casca, while giving pretty damn ugly BreakingSpeech. It was clearly looking like Beast plans to make Guts eat her once he's done with raping. All to make Guts his again.
11th Nov '16 11:59:04 AM TheBigBopper
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11th Nov '16 11:25:53 AM TheBigBopper
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* In general, the series' artist and writer, Kentaro Miura draws some of the most terrifying (and disgusting) demons and monsters ever in a manga.
** Furthermore, by the time you get far enough, assuming that the villains commit atrocious acts of murder, rape, and torture is the norm. The true dread comes in seeing the incredibly fucked up thing they do that makes them different from the other villains.
** It is established in the second chapter that children are not safe from the horrors of the ''Berserk'' universe.
*** The ''second'' chapter? Try the ''very first'' chapter, which counted a baby among the victims of the Baron's evil rampage toward the chapter's end before the throwdown with Guts. Plus the women and children who were being carted off in the wagon bound for Koka Castle, presumably to be eaten by the Baron, that Guts passed when he first entered the village.

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* In general, the series' artist and writer, Kentaro Miura draws some of the most terrifying (and disgusting) demons and monsters ever in a manga.
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manga. Furthermore, by the time you get far enough, assuming that the villains commit atrocious acts of murder, rape, and torture is the norm. The true dread comes in seeing the incredibly fucked up thing they do that makes them different from the other villains.
** * It is established in the second chapter very first episode that children are not safe from the horrors of the ''Berserk'' universe.
*** The ''second'' chapter? Try the ''very first'' chapter,
in ''Berserk'', which counted a baby among the victims of the Baron's evil rampage toward the chapter's end before the throwdown with Guts. Plus the women and children who were being carted off in the wagon bound for Koka Castle, presumably to be eaten by the Baron, that Guts passed when he first entered the village.
11th Nov '16 11:23:06 AM TheBigBopper
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* As mentioned above, Guts's childhood is singularly horrific. His mother was hanged presumably as he was being born (yeah, we don't get it either), and he was adopted by a mercenary named Gambino, who trained him as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]]. During his time in Gambino's band, Guts had to endure some seriously HarmfulToMinors stuff of both the horrific violence and the sex varieties -- he was even [[spoiler: raped at one point in the manga when Gambino sold him to a pederast soldier in his band as a child prostitute.]] It all came to a head when Gambino, his leg having been blown off by a cannonball and thus making him unfit for combat, got drunk one night and tried to kill Guts because he blamed the kid for the death of his lover from the plague. Guts had to kill Gambino in self defense and then get away from the camp to escape the wrath of the other mercenaries.

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* As mentioned above, Being a child in ''Berserk'' majorly sucks, as exemplified by our main characters' backstories:
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Guts's childhood is singularly horrific. His mother was hanged presumably as he was being born (yeah, we don't get it either), and he was adopted by a mercenary named Gambino, who trained him as a [[ChildSoldiers child soldier]]. During his time in Gambino's band, Guts had to endure some seriously HarmfulToMinors stuff of both the horrific violence and the sex varieties -- he was even [[spoiler: raped at one point in the manga when Gambino sold him to a pederast soldier in his band as a child prostitute.]] It all came to a head when Gambino, his leg having been blown off by a cannonball and thus making him unfit for combat, got drunk one night and tried to kill Guts because he blamed the kid for the death of his lover from the plague. Guts had to kill Gambino in self defense and then get away from the camp to escape the wrath of the other mercenaries.



** Griffith's past wasn't much of a walk in the park either, as revealed in the second to last episode of the anime, just before he crosses the MoralEventHorizon.
*** In short: being a child ''sucks'' in this world.

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** Griffith's past wasn't much of a walk in the park either, as revealed in the second to last episode of the anime, Ubik reveals just before he crosses goading him into crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
*** In short: being a child ''sucks'' in this world.
MoralEventHorizon.



* Yeah, the anime might have [[LighterAndSofter toned down the violence,]] but still: some scenes are still mega horrifying when you attach sound effects, voice acting, and full motion depictions to the mix.
** Guts actually screaming in pain as Nosferatu Zodd prepares to tear him limb from limb.
** Guts hacking off his arm with his broken sword, while Badass, was also incredibly disturbing. And in the anime the sound of him hacking at his arm.
** And to end, [[spoiler: Casca's rape itself.]] Yes, the anime was more lenient on us to ''at least'' put up a [[spoiler: RapeDiscretionShot]], but it's still sickening having to watch her writhe in agony as this is being done to her.
** Not to mention TheScream that Guts gives after seeing it all happen before his eyes - it's ''very'' [[EmotionalTorque powerful and effective in bringing the viewer to their knees.]]
*** If you thought that some scenes from the TV series were disturbing, don't even talk about the new movie trilogy. All gory battle scenes are played out precisely how they are in the manga. Most disturbingly is that sexual violence is played ''up'' in the movie; for instance [[spoiler: the noble who assaulted Casca not only was trying rape her, but he also [[WouldHitAGirl beat the CRAP out of her.]]]] ''The Advent'', the movie where the Eclipse goes down, has reached notoriety in Japan as being one of [[BloodierAndGorier the most violent and disturbing animated movies PERIOD.]] In fact, it was so disturbing that some people reportedly '''had to leave the theater.''' And this was the edited version!!



* In the Elfheim arc, Guts and co. are resting in a inn in a remote island in which people [[FishPeople look odd]] and worship the [[EldritchAbomination Sea God]], and when they go out, they are greeted by [[http://mangafox.me/manga/berserk/c313/12.html this]]. Hum a mob of [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]] lurking [[DarknessEqualsDeath in]] [[LightningReveal the]] [[PrimalFear dark]]... Good night.

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* In the Elfheim arc, Chapter of Elf Island, Guts and co. are resting in a inn in a remote island in which people [[FishPeople look odd]] and worship the [[EldritchAbomination Sea God]], and when they go out, they are greeted by [[http://mangafox.me/manga/berserk/c313/12.html this]]. Hum a mob of [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid Abominations]] lurking [[DarknessEqualsDeath in]] [[LightningReveal the]] [[PrimalFear dark]]... Good night.



* The song Behelit in the anime. It's especially nightmarish when it plays while [[spoiler: Femto is raping Casca while Guts is held down and forced to watch]]. It's the first track on the OST too. [[SarcasmMode Such a pleasant introduction having to be reminded of the most nightmarish scene in the series right off the bat.]]


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!Adaptations
* The song "Behelit" in ''Anime/Berserk1997''. It's especially nightmarish when it plays while [[spoiler: Femto is raping Casca while Guts is held down and forced to watch]]. It's the first track on the OST too. [[SarcasmMode Such a pleasant introduction having to be reminded of the most nightmarish scene in the series right off the bat.]]
* The anime might have [[LighterAndSofter toned down the violence,]] but still: some scenes are still mega horrifying when you attach sound effects, voice acting, and full motion depictions to the mix.
** Guts actually screaming in pain as Nosferatu Zodd prepares to tear him limb from limb.
** Guts hacking off his arm with his broken sword, while Badass, was also incredibly disturbing. And in the anime the sound of him hacking at his arm.
** And to end, [[spoiler: Casca's rape itself.]] Yes, the anime was more lenient on us to ''at least'' put up a [[spoiler: RapeDiscretionShot]], but it's still sickening having to watch her writhe in agony as this is being done to her.
** Not to mention TheScream that Guts gives after seeing it all happen before his eyes - it's ''very'' [[EmotionalTorque powerful and effective in bringing the viewer to their knees.]]
* If you thought that some scenes from the TV series were disturbing, don't even talk about ''Anime/BerserkTheGoldenAgeArc''. All gory battle scenes are played out precisely how they are in the manga. Most disturbingly is that sexual violence is played ''up'' in the movie; for instance [[spoiler: the noble who assaulted Casca not only was trying rape her, but he also [[WouldHitAGirl beat the CRAP out of her.]]]] ''The Advent'', the movie where the Eclipse goes down, has reached notoriety in Japan as being one of [[BloodierAndGorier the most violent and disturbing animated movies PERIOD.]] In fact, it was so disturbing that some people reportedly '''had to leave the theater.''' And this was the edited version!!
8th Nov '16 3:25:51 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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** Just to add that with the troll example... [[spoiler:A couple chapters beforehand, we see a woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of her stomach.]]

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** Just to add that with the troll example... [[spoiler:A couple chapters beforehand, we see a poor woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of her stomach.]]



* The second time Guts used the Berserker armor he greatly overestimated his ability to control it, resulting in him BARELY avoiding splattering all his friends. And only because the moonlight boy intervened. Guts had lost control completely. The really scary part is thinking about the potential aftermath of this: It would probably resulted in Guts NEVER being able to escape the armors grip, randomly killing anything that moves until he died or turned into another Skull knight.

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* The second time Guts used the Berserker armor Armor, he greatly overestimated his ability to control it, resulting in him BARELY ''barely'' avoiding splattering all his friends. And only because the moonlight boy intervened. Guts had lost control completely. The really scary part is thinking about the potential aftermath of this: It it would probably resulted result in Guts NEVER ''never'' being able to escape the armors armor's grip, randomly killing anything that moves until he died dies or turned turns into another Skull knight.Knight.
24th Oct '16 1:45:29 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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** Just to add that with the troll example... [[spoiler:A couple chapters before hand, we see a woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman pleading, desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of here.]]

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** Just to add that with the troll example... [[spoiler:A couple chapters before hand, beforehand, we see a woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman pleading, desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of here.her stomach.]]
21st Oct '16 7:29:39 PM KingClark
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** Just to add that with the troll example [[spoiler: A couple chapters before hand, we see a woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman pleading, desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of here.]]

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** Just to add that with the troll example [[spoiler: A example... [[spoiler:A couple chapters before hand, we see a woman who's husband and brother were killed by those creatures while she was raped and captured. Later we see that very same woman pleading, desperately pleading for help before those critters rip their way out of here.]]
17th Oct '16 10:59:57 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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** [[spoiler:Casca]]'s ordeal alone crosses [[MoralEventHorizon SO MANY]] [[TearJerker LINES.]] [[spoiler:As if being raped and being in excruciating pain because of her brand is bad enough, but it's the ''way'' that Femto is raping her that deems the act as so heinously vile. Femto does some truly horrific things to Casca that can only be described as pure ''sexual sadism''... things that [[YouDoNotWantToKnow you don't even want to describe]] just out of respect for this woman. Casca is being violated sexually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.]] Not to mention that that HopeSpot stunt that [[spoiler:Femto]] pulled was really nasty [[spoiler: as he allowed Guts to get ''just close enough'' to he and Casca after he chiseled off his arm only to get him dog-piled mere feet away. It's as if Femto did it just so Guts could get front row seats to see exactly what vulgar things he did to Casca.]]
*** And if all that wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler: Griffith]] saved [[spoiler: Casca]] from being raped when them meet. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with [=literally=] Hellish AGONY, not only is she being raped, she's being raped by her closest comrade who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.

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** [[spoiler:Casca]]'s ordeal alone crosses [[MoralEventHorizon SO MANY]] [[TearJerker LINES.]] [[spoiler:As if being raped and being in excruciating pain because of her brand is bad enough, but it's the ''way'' that Femto is raping her that deems the act as so heinously vile. Femto does some truly horrific things to Casca that can only be described as pure ''sexual sadism''... things that [[YouDoNotWantToKnow you don't even want to describe]] just out of respect for this woman. Casca is being violated sexually, physically, mentally, and emotionally.]] Not to mention that that HopeSpot stunt that [[spoiler:Femto]] pulled was really nasty [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:as he allowed Guts to get ''just close enough'' to he and Casca after he chiseled off his arm only to get him dog-piled mere feet away. It's as if Femto did it just so Guts could get front row seats to see exactly what vulgar things he did to Casca.]]
*** And if all that wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler: Griffith]] [[spoiler:Griffith]] saved [[spoiler: Casca]] [[spoiler:Casca]] from being raped when them meet. they'd first met. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with [=literally=] ''literal'' Hellish AGONY, not only is she being raped, AGONY as she's being raped by violated, her closest comrade tormentor is none other than the ''very same man'' who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.
25th Sep '16 9:40:25 AM DannWoolf
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Welp, we're gonna be here for a while...It's Berserk, after all, arguably rivaling NightmareFuel/{{Hellsing}} for how much scary shit we can shove in.

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Welp, we're gonna be here for a while... It's Berserk, after all, arguably rivaling NightmareFuel/{{Hellsing}} for how much scary shit we can shove in.



*** And if all that wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler: Griffith ]]saved [[spoiler: Casca]] from being raped when them meet. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with [=literally=] Hellish AGONY, not only is she being raped, she's being raped by her closest comrade who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.

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*** And if all that wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler: Griffith ]]saved Griffith]] saved [[spoiler: Casca]] from being raped when them meet. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with [=literally=] Hellish AGONY, not only is she being raped, she's being raped by her closest comrade who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.
22nd Sep '16 7:41:49 PM Xorn15
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* The final page of chapter 347. [[spoiler:Most of the chapter is lighthearted interaction with Danann and exploring Farnese and Schierke's dreams. But then the witches reach the deepest part of Casca's dreams... The final page of the chapter is simply a shot of The Eclipse. Yep, it's time to relive one of the most horrifying moments in manga history. And it is very unlikely that Schierke and Farnese are prepared to experience it.]]
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