History NightmareFuel / Berserk

26th Feb '17 6:44:57 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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* No page on ''Berserk'''s horrors can begin without mention of the way that [[HumanioidAbomination Apostles]] are made. It starts when somebody that possesses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelit]] hits a [[DespairEventHorizon moment of absolute despair, where they would do absolutely anything to escape their situation]]. When this happens, the Behelit, a creepy little [[EggMacGuffin egglike thing]] that has human facial features scattered randomly all over its surface, rearranges those features into a human face. Which then proceeds to [[TearsOfBlood bleed from the eyes]] and start screaming. Then the angles in whichever area this happened start changing and the Godhand, the {{Big Bad}}s of the series, show up to [[DealWithTheDevil make the Apostle-to-be an offer]]. The offer involves sacrificing whoever the Apostle-to-be loves most in order to be reborn as a demon, which is a way of having the Apostle open themself up to evil. Since Behelits invariably activate at the Apostle-to-be's lowest point, that means that this offer sounds very much attractive, particularly if the friend or loved one to be sacrificed was the cause of the DespairEventHorizon in the first place. If the Apostle-to-be accepts the offer, the Godhand mark the person with the Brand of Sacrifice and what happens next is often a truly horrific death as demonic entities from the Vortex eat them alive. And if that wasn't bad ''enough'', it's also mentioned that anyone sacrificed in the creation of an Apostle, in addition to suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath, also has their soul condemned to Hell for all eternity, making this a true crossing of the MoralEventHorizon.

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* No page on ''Berserk'''s horrors can begin without mention of the way that [[HumanioidAbomination [[HumanoidAbomination Apostles]] are made. It starts when somebody that possesses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelit]] hits a [[DespairEventHorizon moment of absolute despair, where they would do absolutely anything to escape their situation]]. When this happens, the Behelit, a creepy little [[EggMacGuffin egglike thing]] that has human facial features scattered randomly all over its surface, rearranges those features into a human face. Which then proceeds to [[TearsOfBlood bleed from the eyes]] and start screaming. Then the angles in whichever area this happened start changing and the Godhand, the {{Big Bad}}s of the series, show up to [[DealWithTheDevil make the Apostle-to-be an offer]]. The offer involves sacrificing whoever the Apostle-to-be loves most in order to be reborn as a demon, which is a way of having the Apostle open themself up to evil. Since Behelits invariably activate at the Apostle-to-be's lowest point, that means that this offer sounds very much attractive, particularly if the friend or loved one to be sacrificed was the cause of the DespairEventHorizon in the first place. If the Apostle-to-be accepts the offer, the Godhand mark the person with the Brand of Sacrifice and what happens next is often a truly horrific death as demonic entities from the Vortex eat them alive. And if that wasn't bad ''enough'', it's also mentioned that anyone sacrificed in the creation of an Apostle, in addition to suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath, also has their soul condemned to Hell for all eternity, making this a true crossing of the MoralEventHorizon.
26th Feb '17 6:44:34 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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* No page on ''Berserk'''s horrors can begin without mention of the way that Apostles are made. It starts when somebody that possesses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelit]] hits a [[DespairEventHorizon moment of absolute despair, where they would do absolutely anything to escape their situation]]. When this happens, the Behelit, a creepy little [[EggMacGuffin egglike thing]] that has human facial features scattered randomly all over its surface, rearranges those features into a human face. Which then proceeds to [[TearsOfBlood bleed from the eyes]] and start screaming. Then the angles in whichever area this happened start changing and the Godhand, the {{Big Bad}}s of the series, show up to [[DealWithTheDevil make the Apostle-to-be an offer]]. The offer involves sacrificing whoever the Apostle-to-be loves most in order to be reborn as a demon, which is a way of having the Apostle open themself up to evil. Since Behelits invariably activate at the Apostle-to-be's lowest point, that means that this offer sounds very much attractive, particularly if the friend or loved one to be sacrificed was the cause of the DespairEventHorizon in the first place. If the Apostle-to-be accepts the offer, the Godhand mark the person with the Brand of Sacrifice and what happens next is often a truly horrific death as demonic entities from the Vortex eat them alive. And if that wasn't bad ''enough'', it's also mentioned that anyone sacrificed in the creation of an Apostle, in addition to suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath, also has their soul condemned to Hell for all eternity, making this a true crossing of the MoralEventHorizon.

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* No page on ''Berserk'''s horrors can begin without mention of the way that Apostles [[HumanioidAbomination Apostles]] are made. It starts when somebody that possesses a [[ArtifactOfDoom Behelit]] hits a [[DespairEventHorizon moment of absolute despair, where they would do absolutely anything to escape their situation]]. When this happens, the Behelit, a creepy little [[EggMacGuffin egglike thing]] that has human facial features scattered randomly all over its surface, rearranges those features into a human face. Which then proceeds to [[TearsOfBlood bleed from the eyes]] and start screaming. Then the angles in whichever area this happened start changing and the Godhand, the {{Big Bad}}s of the series, show up to [[DealWithTheDevil make the Apostle-to-be an offer]]. The offer involves sacrificing whoever the Apostle-to-be loves most in order to be reborn as a demon, which is a way of having the Apostle open themself up to evil. Since Behelits invariably activate at the Apostle-to-be's lowest point, that means that this offer sounds very much attractive, particularly if the friend or loved one to be sacrificed was the cause of the DespairEventHorizon in the first place. If the Apostle-to-be accepts the offer, the Godhand mark the person with the Brand of Sacrifice and what happens next is often a truly horrific death as demonic entities from the Vortex eat them alive. And if that wasn't bad ''enough'', it's also mentioned that anyone sacrificed in the creation of an Apostle, in addition to suffering a CruelAndUnusualDeath, also has their soul condemned to Hell for all eternity, making this a true crossing of the MoralEventHorizon.
26th Jan '17 9:51:21 AM Wyldchyld
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** FetishFuelStationAttendant Slan pulled a textbook example of FanDisservice when [[spoiler:she manifested herself in a mound of entrails from the trolls that Guts has just slaughtered in the Qlippoth to confront Guts and injure him. The most -- physically -- attractive of the Godhands turns into pure {{Squick}}]].

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** FetishFuelStationAttendant Slan pulled a textbook example of FanDisservice when [[spoiler:she manifested herself in a mound of entrails from the trolls that Guts has just slaughtered in the Qlippoth to confront Guts and injure him. The most -- physically -- attractive of the Godhands turns into pure {{Squick}}]].
22nd Jan '17 2:51:23 PM GojiBiscuits
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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 to grace the pages of 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.

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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 to grace the pages of manga.manga, capable of rivalling the creations of similar artists such as Creator/GoNagai and Creator/JunjiIto alike. 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.
18th Jan '17 11:11:57 AM Omnicron13
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* Wyald and his Black Dog Knights take the SociopathicSoldier trope to nightmarish extremes. The group is shown in graphic detail to rape, murder, and destroy entire villages before sticking the dismembered body parts of the dead and raped on their spears to parade around in front of their enemies. They did this so many times to enemies and nobles alike, the King of Midland himself had them banished to the country's borders because they were too dangerous to be around but too strong to be rid of.
** Worst of the group is the leader Wyald who was infamously shown to rape and kill a young girl and her family after asking her for directions. The girl was later shown skewered to pieces and paraded with her dead family members before her head was used by Wyald as a projectile against Guts. Worse off is that Wyald's men literally rape, kill, and pillage out of sheer terror of the consequences inflicted by Wyald if they do not, speaking volumes of how horrible the man really is.
2nd Jan '17 2:16:02 AM SeptimusHeap
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** When the Eclipse goes down in the series proper, it marks a crucial turning point, where things turn from grim and gritty medieval fantasy into straight up horror as [[spoiler:Griffith]] does a [[MoralEventHorizon truly malignant]] FaceHeelTurn, accepts the offer to become a Godhand, and marks everyone he's led, including Guts and Casca, with the infamous Brand of Sacrifice. Things go FromBadToWorse for them and the rest of the Hawks ''very, very quickly''. [[spoiler:Many people we had come to like get killed very horrifically, many of them being eaten alive until only Guts and Casca are left. When Casca's sword breaks at the very worst possible time, she learns that the demons have ''[[FreudWasRight other plans]]'' in mind for her, in addition to being eaten. Guts in the meantime has made a very badass showing against a whole mess of demons, but when he sees Casca naked and in the hands of the demons, Guts tries to save her, only for a demon by the name of Borkoff to clamp his massive jaws around Guts's left arm before he can reach her. And then Griffith, reborn as the fifth member of the Godhand, Femto, flies down right in front of him, brings Casca down to him, and then [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty starts having his way with her]] -- which is made ''even worse'' due to the fact that, because the Brand causes serious pain when its bearer is in the presence of a demon, and she's as close as anyone can possibly get to a ''member of the Godhand'', she is ''[[ColdBloodedTorture in complete and utter agony all the while that Femto is doing this to her]]''. Guts tries to kill Borkoff with his shortsword but breaks it on his impenetrable hide and is forced to ''chisel off the arm with what's left of the sword'' in order to get free. But when he finally gets free and goes after Femto? He is dogpiled by a whole mess of demons that claw out his right eye and is ForcedToWatch as Griffith, who used to be his best friend, brutally rapes the woman he loves to insanity, right in front of him and purely out of spite, and ''staring straight into Guts's eyes the entire time he's doing this to her'', without Guts being able to do a ''fucking thing'' about it]].

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** When the Eclipse goes down in the series proper, it marks a crucial turning point, where things turn from grim and gritty medieval fantasy into straight up horror as [[spoiler:Griffith]] does a [[MoralEventHorizon truly malignant]] FaceHeelTurn, accepts the offer to become a Godhand, and marks everyone he's led, including Guts and Casca, with the infamous Brand of Sacrifice. Things go FromBadToWorse for them and the rest of the Hawks ''very, very quickly''. [[spoiler:Many people we had come to like get killed very horrifically, many of them being eaten alive until only Guts and Casca are left. When Casca's sword breaks at the very worst possible time, she learns that the demons have ''[[FreudWasRight other plans]]'' ''other plans'' in mind for her, in addition to being eaten. Guts in the meantime has made a very badass showing against a whole mess of demons, but when he sees Casca naked and in the hands of the demons, Guts tries to save her, only for a demon by the name of Borkoff to clamp his massive jaws around Guts's left arm before he can reach her. And then Griffith, reborn as the fifth member of the Godhand, Femto, flies down right in front of him, brings Casca down to him, and then [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty starts having his way with her]] -- which is made ''even worse'' due to the fact that, because the Brand causes serious pain when its bearer is in the presence of a demon, and she's as close as anyone can possibly get to a ''member of the Godhand'', she is ''[[ColdBloodedTorture in complete and utter agony all the while that Femto is doing this to her]]''. Guts tries to kill Borkoff with his shortsword but breaks it on his impenetrable hide and is forced to ''chisel off the arm with what's left of the sword'' in order to get free. But when he finally gets free and goes after Femto? He is dogpiled by a whole mess of demons that claw out his right eye and is ForcedToWatch as Griffith, who used to be his best friend, brutally rapes the woman he loves to insanity, right in front of him and purely out of spite, and ''staring straight into Guts's eyes the entire time he's doing this to her'', without Guts being able to do a ''fucking thing'' about it]].
29th Dec '16 10:12:44 PM Dravencour
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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.

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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 to grace the pages of 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.
29th Dec '16 10:11:29 PM Dravencour
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** Kentaro Miura drew from the ''Franchise/Hellraiser'' franchise when designing the Godhand, and it's not hard to see Creator/CliveBarker's influence in the way that they are called and the way that their Apostles are made.

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** Kentaro Miura drew from the ''Franchise/Hellraiser'' ''Franchise/{{Hellraiser}}'' franchise when designing the Godhand, and it's not hard to see Creator/CliveBarker's influence in the way that they are called and the way that their Apostles are made.
29th Dec '16 10:11:05 PM Dravencour
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** Kentaro Miura drew from the ''Franchise/Hellraiser'' franchise when designing the Godhand, and it's not hard to see Creator/CliveBarker's influence in the way that they are called and the way that their Apostles are made.



* In addition to their already horrific abilities, some Apostles have the ability to turn humans into monsters like them. These Apostle Spawn, while of lesser power than their makers, are not enemies to trifle with at all.

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* In addition to their already horrific abilities, some Apostles have the ability to turn humans into monsters like them. These Apostle Spawn, while of lesser power than their makers, are not enemies to trifle with at all.still more than a match for most humans they face, and are fully capable of tearing people apart.
29th Dec '16 10:06:44 PM Dravencour
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* In addition to their already horrific abilities, some Apostles have the ability to turn humans into monsters like them. These Apostle Spawn, while of lesser power than their makers, are not enemies to trifle with at all.
* And to make matters worse, there's also the evil spirits that hound Guts every night, which try to claim him for their own and like to possess trees, corpses, animals, and even susceptible people to try to kill him or eat him alive. And when he sleeps, sometimes he'll be attacked by an Incubus that causes nightmares to feed on his fear (as if he doesn't have enough of them already).
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