History TearJerker / Berserk

3rd May '16 2:19:19 AM TitanFireFlies
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[[caption-width-right:322:"Hatred is nothing but the place where men who can't deal with sadness go."]]

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[[caption-width-right:322:"Hatred [[caption-width-right:322:''"Hatred is nothing but the place where men who can't deal with sadness go."]]
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26th Apr '16 7:46:04 PM TheBigBopper
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* The end of chapter 330 of the manga. Chich, the little elf that Guts encountered in prison as a boy before meeting the Band of the Hawk, used up all of her power to selflessly help him. Healing his wounds, giving him water, and providing warmth caused her flower to wilt and die. And after all that, the flower provides a distraction that manages to save Guts from getting shot with a crossbow. Guts, who offered to plant her in a meadow where he saw other flowers like her, can only hold a little funeral of sorts for her there afterward. His [[FacialDialogue face alone]] speaks volumes.
** This scene is even more tragic because of the contrast with one of the earliest scenes in the manga; the bit where Puck rescues Guts from a prison cell. Just look at how gentle and kind the younger Guts was when he met an elf that was even more of a MotorMouth SmallAnnoyingCreature than Puck, and compare that with the way Guts treats Puck at the start. It also provides a possible reason for Guts being so cold towards Puck, if he didn't want a repeat of what happened to Chich.

!Video Games
* In the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.

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* The end of chapter 330 of the manga. Chich, Chitch, the little elf that Guts encountered in prison as a boy before meeting the Band of the Hawk, used up all of her power to selflessly help him. Healing his wounds, giving him water, and providing warmth caused her flower to wilt and die. And after all that, the flower provides a distraction that manages to save Guts from getting shot with a crossbow. Guts, who offered to plant her in a meadow where he saw other flowers like her, can only hold a little funeral of sorts for her there afterward. His [[FacialDialogue face alone]] speaks volumes.
** This scene is even more tragic because of the contrast with one of the earliest scenes in the manga; the bit where Puck rescues Guts from a prison cell. Just look at how gentle and kind the younger Guts was when he met an elf that was even more of a MotorMouth SmallAnnoyingCreature than Puck, and compare that with the way Guts treats Puck at the start. It also provides a possible reason for Guts being so cold towards Puck, if he didn't want a repeat of what happened to Chich.

!Video Games
* In the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.
Chitch.
23rd Feb '16 3:59:16 PM nabu-san
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* In the boat on the way to Elfheim, Casca accidentally falls into the water, only with Guts trying to catch her...with his prostethic left hand. Of course he fails to avoid her falling into the water, and though no one is seriously hurt, Guts realizes that even though he wants to protect her and hopes for their relationship to heal if she gets her sanity back, neither is guaranteed to happen. His doubts and resentment at Casca's state are still present.
-->"Even if we painstakingly piece together something lost, I guess it doesn't mean it will be back to normal."
15th Feb '16 6:06:23 PM GrammarNavi
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* In the PS2 video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.

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* In the PS2 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.
29th Oct '15 6:19:39 AM Mysky
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* The Eclipse. A rare example that manages to seamlessly weave TearJerker with horror.

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* The Eclipse. A rare example that manages to seamlessly weave TearJerker with [[NightmareFuel horror.]]
20th Oct '15 9:13:46 PM TheBigBopper
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* If we were to interject with the non-canonical 2000 Dreamcast game ''Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage'' [[spoiler: toward the end, after Guts defeats a huge mandragora monster that was possessing Casca, she regains her memory for a brief moment, since the mandragora makes sane people insane and vice versa in Casca's state. The two can only share a fragment of a moment with each before the possession wears off and Casca reverts back to her insane state, leaving Guts in utter despair once again.]]
** In the PS2 video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.
-->'''Guts''': "When was the last time she smiled?"

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* If we were to interject with the non-canonical 2000 Dreamcast game ''Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage'' [[spoiler: toward the end, after Guts defeats a huge mandragora monster that was possessing Casca, she regains her memory for a brief moment, since the mandragora makes sane people insane and vice versa in Casca's state. The two can only share a fragment of a moment with each before the possession wears off and Casca reverts back to her insane state, leaving Guts in utter despair once again.]]
** In the PS2 video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.
-->'''Guts''':
'''Guts''': "When was the last time she smiled?"


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!Video Games
* In the PS2 video game, there is a scene where the Band of the Hawk is re-animated by the BigBad of the game (I can't be really precise since there's a lack of translations circulating). Guts has to fight all of them, including Casca as she was before she went insane, and once each of them is defeated, they fade away while making their own, what I think would be, emotional departure. Casca's scene is especially emotional from what I can tell, as she is dying/disappearing in Guts' arms. They share some words, and as she tenderly strokes Guts' cheek, she disappears. After seeing both scenes from both video games, I sense a lot of DiedInYourArmsTonight motifs with Guts and Casca. Doesn't make it any less sad.
28th Sep '15 10:15:46 AM MechWarrior
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*** After [[spoiler: Judeau dies and she's surrounded by apostles, Casca gives one last shot at trying to defend herself by picking up Judeau's sword and charging at the apostles [[BerserkerTears in rage and tears.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Though she goes against them pretty valiantly considering the situation,]] Casca is still no match for the apostles as they break the sword and then start discussing [[FateWorseThanDeath what they intend to do with her.]] All Casca can do is stand there [[OhCrap utterly petrified]], let the tears fall, and say one name: "''Guts...''"]] You know what happens next....

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*** After [[spoiler: Judeau dies and she's surrounded by apostles, Casca gives one last shot at trying to defend herself by picking up Judeau's sword and charging at the apostles [[BerserkerTears in rage and tears.]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Though she goes against them pretty valiantly considering the situation,]] Casca is still no match for the apostles as they break the sword and then start discussing [[FateWorseThanDeath what they intend to do with her.]] All Casca can do is stand there [[OhCrap utterly petrified]], let the tears fall, and say one name: "''Guts...''"]] You know what happens next....



*** Seeing Guts in such [[DespairEventHorizon emotional despair]] after feeling the true weight of its aftermath, especially after seeing how broken Casca was and the realization that they [[StarCrossedLovers could never have the intimate relationship]] that they had planned on before everything turned to crap. [[HeartBrokenBadass Poor Guts]].

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*** Seeing Guts in such [[DespairEventHorizon emotional despair]] after feeling the true weight of its aftermath, especially after seeing how broken Casca was and the realization that they [[StarCrossedLovers could never have the intimate relationship]] that they had planned on before everything turned to crap. [[HeartBrokenBadass [[HeartbrokenBadass Poor Guts]].



* Seeing Guts as the Black Swordsman at the end of the Golden Age storyline, walking into the darkness alone. Some fans may describe this as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a badass moment]] in Guts' story, which you can rightfully claim too, but this moment makes me extremely sad, especially in the movie interpretation. Why? Because Guts is shown to have such capacity for optimism, hope, and happiness, not to mention that the creative team behind the movie obviously went through the effort to make Guts look very cute and just damn adorable in so many moments (fangirls particularly like how Guts was given "pouty lips"). Mentioning that says a lot about Guts, since you can hardly imagine the guy who was smiling and twirling around in a ballroom was the same guy who gruesomely slaughtered a hundred enemy soldier weeks prior. And seeing Guts warmly smiling at Casca and crippled Griffith in the first half of the movie is so heartbreaking when you finally watch the Eclipse... and then the final scene of the movie shows Guts as this dark, gloomy, brooding, scary, monster of a man who had every fiber of his being destroyed and his heart and soul uninhabitable for happiness. Seeing Guts become the Black Swordsman broke my heart.

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* Seeing Guts as the Black Swordsman at the end of the Golden Age storyline, walking into the darkness alone. Some fans may describe this as [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a badass moment]] in Guts' story, which you can rightfully claim too, but this moment makes me extremely sad, especially in the movie interpretation. Why? Because Guts is shown to have such capacity for optimism, hope, and happiness, not to mention that the creative team behind the movie obviously went through the effort to make Guts look very cute and just damn adorable in so many moments (fangirls particularly like how Guts was given "pouty lips"). Mentioning that says a lot about Guts, since you can hardly imagine the guy who was smiling and twirling around in a ballroom was the same guy who gruesomely slaughtered a hundred enemy soldier weeks prior. And seeing Guts warmly smiling at Casca and crippled Griffith in the first half of the movie is so heartbreaking when you finally watch the Eclipse... and then the final scene of the movie shows Guts as this dark, gloomy, brooding, scary, monster of a man who had every fiber of his being destroyed and his heart and soul uninhabitable for happiness. Seeing Guts become the Black Swordsman broke my heart.
6th Sep '15 8:39:09 PM TheBigBopper
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* Chapter 204, "Enoch Village", shows that even disposable bystanders' deaths can be horribly tragic. Hannah and Ted were married just four days before the trolls attacked the village. There was also Hannah's brother Horace; all three of them grew up together as childhood friends. Ted gets mauled and eaten alive, and Hannah tries to save him only to get raped. Horace tries to save his sister but gets gruesomely beaten to death, and the trolls carry Hannah off to their lair. It gets even worse in Chapter 216, "taint", when we see how the Troll rape captured women causing them to die from giving birth to troll fetuses that claw their way out. Farnese runs into Hannah just in time to witness her pitifully beg for help before dying horribly. It's hard to read about innocent, happy lives getting destroyed in such a loathsome and evil way--you just feel like crying and vomiting at the same time.
17th Aug '15 6:55:00 PM TheBigBopper
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17th Aug '15 6:48:36 PM TheBigBopper
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** Fortunately he then finds out women just can't resist a good, honest [[{{TheWoobie}} woobie]] and his life briefly becomes [[{{IntimateHealing}} a lot better.]]

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** Fortunately he then finds out women that even after all this Casca accepts him just can't resist a good, honest [[{{TheWoobie}} woobie]] as he is, and his life briefly becomes [[{{IntimateHealing}} a lot better.]]



** [[spoiler:Pippin]]'s HeroicSacrifice, made all the sadder because it only bought Casca a few minutes at most. Even worse, it's also the first and last time he ever speaks or opens his eyes in the series. Casca can only watch helplessly as [[spoiler:Pippin]] is slowly but surely overwhelmed by Apostles. To add insult to injury, [[spoiler:the Count plays with Pippin's ''hollowed out corpse'' just to torment Guts]]. Guts' cruelty towards [[spoiler:the Count]] when they meet again becomes a lot more understandable.

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** [[spoiler:Pippin]]'s HeroicSacrifice, made all the sadder because it only bought Casca a few minutes at most. Even worse, it's also the first and last time he ever speaks or opens his eyes in the series. Casca can only watch helplessly as [[spoiler:Pippin]] is slowly but surely overwhelmed by Apostles. To add insult to injury, [[spoiler:the Count plays with Pippin's ''hollowed out corpse'' just to torment Guts]]. Guts' cruelty towards [[spoiler:the Count]] when they meet again becomes a lot more understandable.
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