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23rd Sep '17 12:40:20 AM LouisTheFox1997
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And one could argue that Game of Thrones can't top the amount of disturbing things that Berserk has.
12th Sep '17 10:43:14 PM TheBigBopper
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* The Apostles' mere form and appearance will give you nightmares. [[spoiler:Most Apostles shown in the Eclipse look like deformed genitals with gaping maws, VaginaDentata and unbelievably hideous faces.]] As for the Godhand themelves, Void has his lips peeled back to show off his teeth and gums and his eyelids are sewn shut. Let's not forget his exposed brain...

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* The Apostles' mere form and appearance will give you nightmares. [[spoiler:Most Most Apostles shown in the Eclipse look like deformed genitals with gaping maws, VaginaDentata and unbelievably hideous faces.]] faces. As for the Godhand themelves, Void has his lips peeled back to show off his teeth and gums and his eyelids are sewn shut. Let's not forget his exposed brain...



** 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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** Slan pulled a textbook example of FanDisservice when [[spoiler:she 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}}]].{{Squick}}.



** [[TearJerker A more sentimental case]] - and therefore, a bit more horrifying - is what happened to Guts. After being dog-piled by a shitload of demons before he was mere feet away from [[spoiler:saving Casca from being raped by Femto, the demon god that used to be Griffith]], Guts is still desperately trying to get to Casca [[spoiler: who, with her last sane thoughts, is now begging Guts [[DontLookAtMe to not look at her]] being humiliated, as Femto is pretty much forcing the two to look at each other at this point.]] Even with one arm missing and nothing but a bloody stump left, Guts tries to push himself up to try and get to her, which actually causes one of the demon's claws to drive itself into Guts' eye as it looks at [[EyeRemember its last sight]] of [[spoiler: Casca's rape]].

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** [[TearJerker A more sentimental case]] - and therefore, a bit more horrifying - is what happened to Guts. After being dog-piled by a shitload of demons before he was mere feet away from [[spoiler:saving saving Casca from being raped by Femto, the demon god that used to be Griffith]], Griffith, Guts is still desperately trying to get to Casca [[spoiler: who, with her last sane thoughts, is now begging Guts [[DontLookAtMe to not look at her]] being humiliated, as Femto is pretty much forcing the two to look at each other at this point.]] point. Even with one arm missing and nothing but a bloody stump left, Guts tries to push himself up to try and get to her, which actually causes one of the demon's claws to drive itself into Guts' eye as it looks at [[EyeRemember its last sight]] of [[spoiler: Casca's rape]].rape.



* [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil The]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Idea]] [[TheManBehindTheMan Of]] [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil Evil]] is just horrible on a whole philosophical level]]. There is no God but Evil, and humans subconsciously created it to have something to blame for their suffering, which without it is utterly ''meaningless'', and [[CrapsackWorld considering the state of this world]] it isn't going to leave anytime soon.

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* [[spoiler:[[GodIsEvil [[GodIsEvil The]] [[GreaterScopeVillain Idea]] [[TheManBehindTheMan Of]] [[AsLongAsThereIsEvil Evil]] is just horrible on a whole philosophical level]].level. There is no God but Evil, and humans subconsciously created it to have something to blame for their suffering, which without it is utterly ''meaningless'', and [[CrapsackWorld considering the state of this world]] it isn't going to leave anytime soon.



** What is most disturbing about the rape and sexual assault that happens in the story is that it's all very realistic. Most of it is done by characters who are human, not monsters (or, they used to be human before turning into abominations) and as we've seen with [[spoiler: Casca's rape at Femto's hands and Guts' rape at Donovan's hands]] the victims all suffer very realistic repercussions. Some fans might think that Miura went way too far by drawing [[spoiler:Casca's rape scene so graphically]] and some fans themselves go a bit far by saying that because of the way the scene is drawn, it meant that [[spoiler:Casca really enjoyed being raped and that she has no reason to be in the state that she is in]].
** After [[spoiler: Casca's rape]] she is seen taking a ShowerOfAngst under a waterfall fully clothed. At first glance, she looks totally serene and normal (granted you actually ignore what had just happened to her in the previous chapters), but when she turns around to face Guts - [[NotHerself you know that something is very very off.]]
** [[spoiler: Casca's [[RapeLeadsToInsanity current state]] after her rape.]]
** The nature of insanity is always a disturbing thing to think about, especially in Casca's case. She wasn't reduced to the mindset of a child, but to something ''less'' than a child. A lot of fans like the theory that [[spoiler: the real Casca is in a dreamworld where the Eclipse never happened and she has a family with Guts and she's too content to leave]], but something from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuQ6dVwe0o the Dreamcast video game brings that theory into question.]] What if the real Casca is actually in [[AndIMustScream a nightmare world and she isn't allowed to leave?]] ''And she's been insane for over two years.''

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** What is most disturbing about the rape and sexual assault that happens in the story is that it's all very realistic. Most of it is done by characters who are human, not monsters (or, they used to be human before turning into abominations) and as we've seen with [[spoiler: Casca's rape at Femto's hands and Guts' rape at Donovan's hands]] hands the victims all suffer very realistic repercussions. Some fans might think that Miura went way too far by drawing [[spoiler:Casca's Casca's rape scene so graphically]] graphically and some fans themselves go a bit far by saying that because of the way the scene is drawn, it meant that [[spoiler:Casca Casca really [[InsaneTrollLogic enjoyed being raped raped]] and that she has no reason to be in the state that she is in]].in.
** After [[spoiler: Casca's rape]] rape she is seen taking a ShowerOfAngst under a waterfall fully clothed. At first glance, she looks totally serene and normal (granted you actually ignore what had just happened to her in the previous chapters), but when she turns around to face Guts - [[NotHerself you know that something is very very off.]]
** [[spoiler: Casca's [[RapeLeadsToInsanity current state]] after her rape.]]
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** The nature of insanity is always a disturbing thing to think about, especially in Casca's case. She wasn't reduced to the mindset of a child, but to something ''less'' than a child. A lot of fans like the theory that [[spoiler: the real Casca is in a dreamworld where the Eclipse never happened and she has a family with Guts and she's too content to leave]], leave, but something from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuQ6dVwe0o the Dreamcast video game brings that theory into question.]] What if the real Casca is actually in [[AndIMustScream a nightmare world and she isn't allowed to leave?]] ''And she's been insane for over two years.''



** And to add more FridgeHorror to the mix, just the sheer thought that [[spoiler: Casca was raped by ''[[{{Satan}} the]]'' [[{{Satan}} epitome of evil]]]]...

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** And to add more FridgeHorror to the mix, just the sheer thought that [[spoiler: Casca was raped by ''[[{{Satan}} the]]'' [[{{Satan}} epitome of evil]]]]...evil]]...



* The eyes are the windows to the soul... and may account for [[spoiler: Griffith]]'s [[LackOfEmpathy lack of one]] later.
** There's just something very creepy about Griffith's eyes (especially in the anime) even before he crossed the DespairEventHorizon and became [[spoiler: Femto.]] They become even more creepy after he loses the duel to Guts and has a HeroicBSOD which led to him sleeping with the princess out of depression. His DullEyesOfUnhappiness are insanely creepy, punctuated with a lightning strike in the background.

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* The eyes are the windows to the soul... and may account for [[spoiler: Griffith]]'s Griffith's [[LackOfEmpathy lack of one]] later.
** There's just something very creepy about Griffith's eyes (especially in the anime) even before he crossed the DespairEventHorizon and became [[spoiler: Femto.]] Femto. They become even more creepy after he loses the duel to Guts and has a HeroicBSOD which led to him sleeping with the princess out of depression. His DullEyesOfUnhappiness are insanely creepy, punctuated with a lightning strike in the background.



** Then, there's the look in [[KubrickStare Femto's eyes]] as he's [[spoiler: raping Casca, also the fact that he stares into Guts eyes the entire time he's doing that to her.]]

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** Then, there's the look in [[KubrickStare Femto's eyes]] as he's [[spoiler: raping Casca, also the fact that he stares into Guts eyes the entire time he's doing that to her.]]



** And now [[spoiler: that Griffith has reincarnated himself into the physical world, [[RedRightHand he retains his demonic Femto eyes while in human form]]. And it's freaky to say that his eyes are even scarier in his human form than in his demonic form because it always looks like he's giving you the KubrickStare while in his benevolent facade.]]

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** And now [[spoiler: that Griffith has reincarnated himself into the physical world, [[RedRightHand he retains his demonic Femto eyes while in human form]]. And it's freaky to say that his eyes are even scarier in his human form than in his demonic form because it always looks like he's giving you the KubrickStare while in his benevolent facade.]]



** 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 ''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]] 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 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 ''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]].it.



** [[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 they'd first met. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with ''literal'' Hellish AGONY as she's being violated, her tormentor is none other than the ''very same man'' who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.
** This is the point where the anime ends, and in the manga, that's only the ''beginning''. Because it turns out later that [[spoiler:Casca was pregnant with Guts's child when she got raped by Femto, and as a result of this, the child was horribly tainted by Femto's evil, and is born premature and deformed. Despite being tainted by evil, the child still cared for its mother a great deal, to the point of summoning ghosts to protect her from Bishop Mozgus's ColdBloodedTorture. It's then used as the vessel for the rebirth of Griffith back into the mortal world when it's devoured by the Behelit-Apostle, basically a giant Behelit with tentacles, dying along with him]].
** For lack of a better word, volume 13 can catch you off-guard: it makes you want to [[NauseaFuel throw up,]] [[TearJerker cry,]] throw up again, guzzle down five gallons of BrainBleach, and eat [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter an adorable puppy]] for good measure just to get over it because you '''will''' feel as if [[spoiler: [[AdultFear you're getting raped yourself]].]] It is truly a nightmare in itself to have to read volume 13. We understand if you don't want to - and we aren't forcing ya.
* During the Eclipse there's also Slan commenting on how "delicious" the whole ordeal of [[spoiler: Griffith as Femto raping Casca]] is while Guts is forced to watch. She even sounds like she's having an orgasm while she talks about it.
** Slan being female amplifies this by a few orders of magnitude. A woman gleefully approving of [[spoiler: another woman's rape]] is just the bitchiest thing imaginable.

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** [[spoiler:Casca]]'s Casca's ordeal alone crosses [[MoralEventHorizon SO MANY]] [[TearJerker LINES.]] [[spoiler:As 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]] Femto pulled was really nasty [[spoiler:as 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.]]
Casca.
*** And if all that wasn't bad enough, [[spoiler:Griffith]] Griffith saved [[spoiler:Casca]] Casca from being raped when they'd first met. That's right, not only is her brand BURNING with ''literal'' Hellish AGONY as she's being violated, her tormentor is none other than the ''very same man'' who had previously saved her from the selfsame fate.
** This is the point where the anime ends, and in the manga, that's only the ''beginning''. Because it turns out later that [[spoiler:Casca Casca was pregnant with Guts's child when she got raped by Femto, and as a result of this, the child was horribly tainted by Femto's evil, and is born premature and deformed. Despite being tainted by evil, the child still cared for its mother a great deal, to the point of summoning ghosts to protect her from Bishop Mozgus's ColdBloodedTorture. It's then used as the vessel for the rebirth of Griffith back into the mortal world when it's devoured by the Behelit-Apostle, basically a giant Behelit with tentacles, dying along with him]].
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** For lack of a better word, volume 13 can catch you off-guard: it makes you want to [[NauseaFuel throw up,]] [[TearJerker cry,]] throw up again, guzzle down five gallons of BrainBleach, and eat [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter an adorable puppy]] for good measure just to get over it because you '''will''' feel as if [[spoiler: [[AdultFear you're getting raped yourself]].]] yourself]]. It is truly a nightmare in itself to have to read volume 13. We understand if you don't want to - and we aren't forcing ya.
* During the Eclipse there's also Slan commenting on how "delicious" the whole ordeal of [[spoiler: Griffith as Femto raping Casca]] Casca is while Guts is forced to watch. She even sounds like she's having an orgasm while she talks about it.
** Slan being female amplifies this by a few orders of magnitude. A woman gleefully approving of [[spoiler: another woman's rape]] rape is just the bitchiest thing imaginable.



* While an awesome moment for Casca it was also quite creepy how post-Eclipse when [[spoiler: she ran away from Guts out of fear and ran into some bandits, who then tried to gang rape her... but by the time Guts found her, Casca was naked and covered in her would-be rapists' blood after she slashed all of their throats.]]

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* While an awesome moment for Casca it was also quite creepy how post-Eclipse when [[spoiler: she ran away from Guts out of fear and ran into some bandits, who then tried to gang rape her... but by the time Guts found her, Casca was naked and covered in her would-be rapists' blood after she slashed all of their throats.]]



* After being reborn into the mortal world, [[spoiler: Griffith]] doesn't actually seem to have changed that much. If anything, his cunning, military prowess and inhuman charisma have ''increased'', making him even more successful than he was before.
** In the bit where he [[spoiler: meets Guts again]], he calmly declares that he feels no remorse for anything he did, and says it all so damn ''reasonably'' that it's almost as if he thinks Guts is the one being irrational, is truly horrifying. Even if you didn't know what he was capable of with his demonic powers, the sociopathic lack of remorse would be frightening enough on its own. This aspect of him rattles even Guts, and considering how much he's been through without batting an eye, that says a lot.

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* After being reborn into the mortal world, [[spoiler: Griffith]] Griffith doesn't actually seem to have changed that much. If anything, his cunning, military prowess and inhuman charisma have ''increased'', making him even more successful than he was before.
** In the bit where he [[spoiler: meets Guts again]], again, he calmly declares that he feels no remorse for anything he did, and says it all so damn ''reasonably'' that it's almost as if he thinks Guts is the one being irrational, is truly horrifying. Even if you didn't know what he was capable of with his demonic powers, the sociopathic lack of remorse would be frightening enough on its own. This aspect of him rattles even Guts, and considering how much he's been through without batting an eye, that says a lot.



** Casca can subconsciously remember her ordeal during the Eclipse when other characters are trying to force themselves on her, but she didn't seem to do that when she was near Griffith... One could argue that she didn't see a reason to fear Griffith at the time because it was [[spoiler: Griffith ''as Femto'' who raped her]] but remember that [[spoiler: Casca INDEED recognized the demonic entity as Griffith before he violated her.]] This just brings on an onslaught of bad thoughts and assumptions.

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** Casca can subconsciously remember her ordeal during the Eclipse when other characters are trying to force themselves on her, but she didn't seem to do that when she was near Griffith... One could argue that she didn't see a reason to fear Griffith at the time because it was [[spoiler: Griffith ''as Femto'' who raped her]] her but remember that [[spoiler: Casca INDEED recognized the demonic entity as Griffith before he violated her.]] her. This just brings on an onslaught of bad thoughts and assumptions.



* 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.]]
* [[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", which casts some pretty ugly light on what those demons may have done to her before handing her off to Femto]].
** 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]].

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* The final page of chapter 347. [[spoiler:Most 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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* [[spoiler:The 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", which casts some pretty ugly light on what those demons may have done to her before handing her off to Femto]].
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** And it only gets worse in Chapter 351: [[spoiler:Schierke 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]].for.



* The track "Behelit" in the 1997 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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* The track "Behelit" in the 1997 anime. It's especially nightmarish when it plays while [[spoiler: Femto is raping Casca while Guts is held down and forced to watch]].watch. It's the first track on the OST too. [[SarcasmMode Such a pleasant introduction introduction]] having to be reminded of the most nightmarish scene in the series right off the bat.]]



** And to end, [[spoiler: Casca's rape itself.]] Yes, the anime was more lenient on us to ''at least'' show less of their bodies, but it's still sickening having to watch her writhe in agony as this is being done to her.

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** And to end, [[spoiler: Casca's rape itself.]] itself. Yes, the anime was more lenient on us to ''at least'' show less of their bodies, but it's still sickening having to watch her writhe in agony as this is being done to her.



* 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!!
** Related to the above of how adding sound effects and voice-acting to the mix makes thing more horrific. Now in the movies, since it covers the Eclipse to its completion, [[spoiler: both English and Japanese voice actresses of Casca nailed it when expressing her sanity and hope crushing despite her not saying a lot during the scene: Casca's tone of disbelief when she realizes that Femto is Griffith, her whimpering and weeping in fear and pain during her violation, and her last tearful words to Guts are just plain awful to listen to. At her lowest point, she sounds almost childlike and innocent, almost a brilliant but twisted nod at how Casca's sanity would eventually slip to that of a very young child.]]

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* 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!!
** Related to the above of how adding sound effects and voice-acting to the mix makes thing more horrific. Now in the movies, since it covers the Eclipse to its completion, [[spoiler: both English and Japanese voice actresses of Casca nailed it when expressing her sanity and hope crushing despite her not saying a lot during the scene: Casca's tone of disbelief when she realizes that Femto is Griffith, her whimpering and weeping in fear and pain during her violation, and her last tearful words to Guts are just plain awful to listen to. At her lowest point, she sounds almost childlike and innocent, almost a brilliant but twisted nod at how Casca's sanity would eventually slip to that of a very young child.]]
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** For lack of a better word, volume 13 is powerful: it makes you want to [[NauseaFuel throw up,]] [[TearJerker cry,]] throw up again, guzzle down five gallons of BrainBleach, and eat [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter an adorable puppy]] for good measure just to get over it because you '''will''' feel as if [[spoiler: [[AdultFear you're getting raped yourself]].]] It is truly a nightmare in itself to have to read volume 13. We understand if you don't want to - and we aren't forcing ya.

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** For lack of a better word, volume 13 is powerful: can catch you off-guard: it makes you want to [[NauseaFuel throw up,]] [[TearJerker cry,]] throw up again, guzzle down five gallons of BrainBleach, and eat [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter an adorable puppy]] for good measure just to get over it because you '''will''' feel as if [[spoiler: [[AdultFear you're getting raped yourself]].]] It is truly a nightmare in itself to have to read volume 13. We understand if you don't want to - and we aren't forcing ya.
29th Aug '17 2:14:32 PM Owlorange1995
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*** The Great Goat's intentions for Casca become even creepier in that both he and his MouthOfSauron say they only want Casca to "[[InsistentTerminology become family]]," completely ignoring what's going through her mind.
12th Aug '17 1:27:12 AM theleveller
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** FridgeHorror What is not explicitly stated is that Ganishka's army of daka is extremely large and that even bearing in mind the number of prisoners he takes, it stretches the suspension of disbelief that so many women were already pregnant when they were captured...


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* Ganishka's 'Shiva' form. It starts off as a mass of faces, which swells into a towering, multi-armed figure, which dwarfs the city of Windham and towers over the new Band of the Hawk, to the point where even powerful apostles could surely do nothing against this unstoppable behemoth of destruction. To make matters worse Ganishka seems to forget who he is and doesn't seem to understand his sheer size, wondering where his army has gone as he unknowingly tramples his own soldiers to paste and breathing fire at his chief sorcerer, believing him to be an insect.
** Also anyone he steps on reforms into smaller apostle spawn in his own image, with fangs and tentacles, which will eat anything in their path.
3rd Aug '17 9:02:48 AM WriterGirl2015
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** Farnese nearly getting raped by a demon possessed horse.


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** It's disturbingly implied that Guts has InLoveWithYourCarnage toward insane Casca when he finds her naked and soaked in the blood of the men who tried to gang-rape her after she killed all of them. Various panel shots have the MaleGaze over Casca's body, and it's implicated that despite the disturbing scenario of both Casca's insanity and her near-assault, Guts is turned on by this display (possibly due to years of being desensitized to violence and being emotionally depraved after so much trauma), which leads him to nearly rape Casca himself soon after finding her. Guts just barely stops himself from going through, but it leaves him SEVERELY fucked up and EXTREMELY aware how far off the deep end he's been going.
3rd Aug '17 5:59:48 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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** The nature of insanity is always a disturbing thing to think about, especially in Casca's case. She wasn't reduced to the mindset of a child, but to something ''less'' than a child. A lot of fans like the theory that [[spoiler: the real Casca is in a dreamworld where the Eclipse never happened and she has a family with Guts and she's too content to leave]], but something from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuQ6dVwe0o the Dreamcast video game puts me off about that theory.]] What if the real Casca is actually in [[AndIMustScream a nightmare world and she isn't allowed to leave?]] ''And she's been insane for over two years.''

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** The nature of insanity is always a disturbing thing to think about, especially in Casca's case. She wasn't reduced to the mindset of a child, but to something ''less'' than a child. A lot of fans like the theory that [[spoiler: the real Casca is in a dreamworld where the Eclipse never happened and she has a family with Guts and she's too content to leave]], but something from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBuQ6dVwe0o the Dreamcast video game puts me off about brings that theory.theory into question.]] What if the real Casca is actually in [[AndIMustScream a nightmare world and she isn't allowed to leave?]] ''And she's been insane for over two years.''
6th Jul '17 3:56:22 PM Dravencour
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** When Rosine's "elves" play "war", they actually kill each other with little stick-spears -- and we know from an earlier scene that every one of Rosine's apostle-spawn that dies [[ThisWasHisTrueForm turns back into what it was when it died]]. And then they try to make poor Jill ''eat'' one of those dead kids, which is around the point where she very understandably [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decides to get the hell out]].

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** When Rosine's "elves" play "war", they actually kill each other with little stick-spears -- and we know from an earlier scene that every one of Rosine's apostle-spawn that dies [[ThisWasHisTrueForm turns back into what it was when it died]].used to be]]. And then they try to make poor Jill ''eat'' one of those dead kids, which is around the point where she very understandably [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decides to get the hell out]].
6th Jul '17 3:49:17 PM Dravencour
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* Rosine's little CrapsaccharineWorld is fairly disturbing, specially due to the fact that her "elves," who rape and kill each other, are basically [[KidsAreCruel still children]] ''[[KidsAreCruel playing]]''. When we see the cocoons in which they are transformed, things reach a ''really disturbing" angle when we learn she plans to turn her childhood friend into one of the little bastards; [[SarcasmMode thankfully]] we later see (courtesy of Guts destroying the cocoons) [[NauseaFuel the deformed children inside then]].

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* Rosine's little CrapsaccharineWorld is fairly disturbing, specially due to the fact that her "elves," who rape and kill each other, are basically [[KidsAreCruel still children]] ''[[KidsAreCruel playing]]''. When we see the cocoons in which they are transformed, things reach a ''really disturbing" disturbing'' angle when we learn she plans to turn her childhood friend into one of the little bastards; [[SarcasmMode thankfully]] we later see (courtesy of Guts destroying the cocoons) [[NauseaFuel the deformed children inside then]].


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** When Rosine's "elves" play "war", they actually kill each other with little stick-spears -- and we know from an earlier scene that every one of Rosine's apostle-spawn that dies [[ThisWasHisTrueForm turns back into what it was when it died]]. And then they try to make poor Jill ''eat'' one of those dead kids, which is around the point where she very understandably [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere decides to get the hell out]].
1st Jul '17 3:24:31 PM NoxArtemis
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** Related to the above of how adding sound effects and voice-acting to the mix makes thing more horrific. Now in the movies, since it covers the Eclipse to its completion, [[spoiler: both English and Japanese voice actresses of Casca nailed it when expressing her sanity and hope crushing despite her not saying a lot during the scene: Casca's tone of disbelief when she realizes that Femto is Griffith, her whimpering and weeping in fear and pain during her violation, and her last tearful words to Guts are just plain awful to listen to. At her lowest point, she sounds almost childlike and innocent, almost a brilliant but twisted nod at how Casca's sanity would eventually slip to that of a very young child.]]
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