History TearJerker / Berserk

8th Feb '17 5:45:04 PM TheBigBopper
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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 [[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.
** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is effectively dead, and in his place has emerged a much darker person.

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* The final few minutes of the movie are one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved.
* 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 [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a badass moment]] in Guts' story, which you can rightfully claim too, but this moment makes me can make you 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.
** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved.
heart. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is effectively dead, and in his place has emerged a much darker person.
30th Jan '17 5:46:14 PM Ninjabot
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** To make matters worse, this is the [[DownerEnding last scene of the final episode]]. And with Skull Knight AdaptedOut there's only a tiny bit of solace in the epilogue ([[WholeEpisodeFlashback and the]] [[HowWeGotHere first episode]]) confirming that Guts survived.
28th Jan '17 8:15:52 PM Razor21792
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** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is effectively dead, and in his place has emerged a much darker person.



** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he grew close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to love is now a much darker person.

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** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, the images of everyone he grew he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is now effectively dead, and in his place has emerged a much darker person.
28th Jan '17 12:19:41 AM HeroSeeker
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* Chapter 347 mostly has a bit of light heartedness to it and even a good spark of hope when it's revealed that yes Danann can heal Casca of her broken mind. Just a simple romp through dream land right? [[spoiler:Except that they need to be the unaltered memories. From before her current state.... which means THE ECLIPSE. Poor Casca has to relive that horrifying moment once more.]]
11th Jan '17 5:09:00 AM TitanFireFlies
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4th Jan '17 8:58:45 AM TitanFireFlies
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[[folder:Conviction Arc: Chapter of Lost Children]]
* The grimly, inevitable death of [[spoiler:Rosine]] is heart-wrenching to look at, even more so once the reader finally gets a complete view of her miserable backstory. Here was an imaginative little girl who ran away from her abusive father, sought out the fairies she'd always dreamed of, eventually sold her soul in a despairing attempt to find happiness... only to meet her end in a bloody, most brutal fashion. What makes it worse is that her killer is [[spoiler:none other than Guts himself, who, despite wrestling with his own conscience, ultimately chooses to brush aside whatever [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman level of sympathy he may have had for her]] in his desire to eradicate all demons and Apostles from existence.]] And the ''real'' kicker? Thinking back to the first few volumes and remembering that [[spoiler:selling one's soul to the Godhand is a guaranteed ticket to Hell upon that person's death.]]

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* The grimly, inevitable death of [[spoiler:Rosine]] in the Chapter of Lost Children is heart-wrenching to look at, even more so once the reader finally gets a complete view of her miserable backstory. Here was an imaginative little girl who ran away from her abusive father, sought out the fairies she'd always dreamed of, eventually sold her soul in a despairing attempt to find happiness... only to meet her end in a bloody, most brutal fashion. What makes it worse is that her killer is [[spoiler:none other than Guts himself, who, despite wrestling with his own conscience, ultimately chooses to brush aside whatever [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman level of sympathy he may have had for her]] in his desire to eradicate all demons and Apostles from existence.]] And the ''real'' kicker? Thinking back to the first few volumes and remembering that [[spoiler:selling one's soul to the Godhand is a guaranteed ticket to Hell upon that person's death.]]



* As she's contemplating what to do about being invited to Misty Valley and giving up her normal human life to become a fairy, Jill has a lot of difficulty finding a reason to ''not'' throw her humanity away. She eventually confesses to Puck that growing up and having children of her own, knowing the kind of CrapsackWorld she lives in and her own [[AttemptedRape awful experiences]] as a kid, would be unbearable because she'd be living in constant fear: what might happen to her children, what sort of monster would she eventually have to marry? These are all very reasonable fears, but the heartbreaking part is when she realizes, ''that's what life is, for a human girl''.

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* Another one from the Chapter of Lost Children. As she's contemplating what to do about being invited to Misty Valley and giving up her normal human life to become a fairy, Jill has a lot of difficulty finding a reason to ''not'' throw her humanity away. She eventually confesses to Puck that growing up and having children of her own, knowing the kind of CrapsackWorld she lives in and her own [[AttemptedRape awful experiences]] as a kid, would be unbearable because she'd be living in constant fear: what might happen to her children, what sort of monster would she eventually have to marry? These are all very reasonable fears, but the heartbreaking part is when she realizes, ''that's what life is, for a human girl''.
** It gets more painful for Jill. She witnesses Guts ''cleave'' through Rosine (who, we are quick to remind you, is her childhood friend), and yet despite everything she begs Guts to take her with him, away from her village. Why? Because the helplessness and fear she endures every day at home, especially since it's implied she's a victim of AttemptedRape, is far too much for a little girl like her to handle. She's so desperate for freedom from her pain that she's willing to follow the man who's responsible for the death of her childhood friend. And ''[[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies he refuses]]'', in an absolutely heartrending speech cementing his fundamental human decency, in the face of everything he's been through.
--> "Look around you carefully. Strain your eyes at the darkness around us... At the darkness around me. You said anywhere but here. This is where, here, at the border. Gathered by the winds. Those who have met their final destiny hanging between jealousy and regret. Those who failed, swept together here. You say it doesn't matter where. If you follow me, this is where you'll go. This is your Paradise. There is...[[AwfulTruth no Paradise for you to run to]]. If you come with me...the whole world...is a battlefield."
** Then she begs and weeps for him to come back and take her away, in one last desperate plea, but he continues on through the darkness, telling her that she has her own battlefield to fight. One of the most painful yet beautiful moments in all the manga.
* When Guts reaches Godo's cabin, he finds out that Casca has gone missing when she and Erica went out to pluck berries. Immediately, Guts pins the blame on Rickert for not searching for Casca more fervently, but Erica drops a bomb in calling out Guts for leaving Casca to her insanity in the first place. This shakes Guts, of course, but it takes Godo's intervention to finally reach out to the weathered Black Swordsman and tell him that despite his very understandable desire for revenge, he has left the one person he has left to rot away so he can wallow alone in his own hatred. The realization of just how much he took her for granted is enough to bring Guts to his knees, as he shouts, "[[HisStoryRepeatsItself Again!? I had it in my hands...and without thinking, I lost it!? The thing I cherished most...!?]]"
** Guts then makes a declaration to defend Casca from harm and reclaim what he had lost in her before it's too late--and his journey takes him to the Tower of Conviction. Demonic spirits are swarming the place, devouring everything in their path in a vicious mock-Eclipse designed to [[spoiler:reincarnate Griffith into the mortal realm]]. Guts is reminded of his failure to save Casca and his friends from the original Eclipse over and over again, but he's trying his best to fight on and save his lady love. The poor citizens at the foot of the tower fear for their lives, the aforementioned spirits hunting for their flesh, and so they prepare to burn Casca ay the stake under the belief that she's a witch responsible for summoning the spirits to them. Guts, of course, makes every attempt to rescue her--but then he sees a silhouette of Void, from the Godhand, forming from the spirits welling up from behind him. [[BerserkButton And Guts flips out]], brandishing his blade and giving out a massive SlasherSmile, slashing the silhouette with all his might--but of course. Since it's a mock-Eclipse, the silhouettes of the Godhand appearing before him are just that. Silhouettes. And then Guts remembers Casca, remembers that he has to save her, remembers his priorities and it's all hammered home how despite his love and care for Casca, his desire for revenge is ''still'' overwhelming enough to make him [[TheDarkSideWillMakeYouForget forget her]]. You can feel the agony in his voice and how disgusted he is with himself when he shouts a great big "'''MOOOOVE!'''" as he cleaves through the spirits swarming him.
* [[spoiler:Griffith has come back. The Incarnation Ceremony has been completed. A new world is dawning. But when Guts sees his old friend, now bitter enemy, he gives a violent roar and charges at him, ready to cleave him in two for all the pain he has wrought. And then he hears Casca mewling out some small noises, and he's brought back to his senses. It is at this point that the conflict of the series has changed. No longer is Guts on some quest of vengeance anymore--now, he's on a quest of protection. And with Casca at his side and Griffith right in front of him, it is at this point he realizes that he has to choose between killing the man he despises or protecting the woman he loves, in a struggle that can only be defined as "heroic."]] [[spoiler:[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming He chooses the latter]].]]
29th Dec '16 11:17:25 PM Dravencour
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* The Guardians of Desire story arc begins with a young woman on the executioner's scaffold, accused of heresy. She protests her innocence to the Count and begs for mercy, but he just watches with amusement as the ax beheads her. Guts picks up her severed head to see her facial expression froze with terror. Then a little boy screamed "Sis!" and tries to run to her severed head, only for a guard to hit him and warns he'll have him killed too or thrown into the dungeon. There's an implication that the boy lost his only family.

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* The Guardians of Desire story arc begins with a young woman on the executioner's scaffold, accused of heresy. She protests her innocence to the Count and begs for mercy, but he just watches with amusement as the ax beheads her. Guts picks up her severed head to see her facial expression froze with terror. Then a little boy screamed "Sis!" and tries to run to her severed head, only for a guard to hit him and warns warn he'll have him killed too or thrown into the dungeon. There's an implication that the boy lost his only family.
29th Dec '16 10:27:15 PM Dravencour
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** A good one is at the very moment [[spoiler:Griffith accepts the sacrifice. And you see Guts desperately trying to free him from the cocoon where he's turning into Femto, crying as he kept saying "I'll free you! I'll free you!" while the rest of the God Hand taunts him about how he had already made his choice. Guts finally gives up, [[UnstoppableRage goes mad with rage]] and then jumps to a group of apostles that came to kill him.]]

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** A good one is at the very moment [[spoiler:Griffith accepts the sacrifice. And you see Guts desperately trying to free him from the cocoon where he's turning into Femto, crying as he kept saying "I'll free you! I'll free you!" while the rest of the God Hand taunts him about how he had already made his choice. Guts finally gives up, [[UnstoppableRage goes mad with rage]] and then jumps to starts going after a group of apostles Apostles that came are trying to kill him.]]
29th Dec '16 9:31:57 PM Dravencour
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* [[spoiler:The Count's death]] itself may not be that sad, depending on whether the reader feels he has [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeemed himself somewhat]], but [[spoiler:Theresia's]] reaction is heartbreaking, being the final event in a TraumaCongaLine that has managed to be fully completed ''within a few hours!'' Just for added tragic irony, don't forget that she told Puck that [[spoiler:her father had imprisoned her in her room, supposedly to protect her from the horrors of the world, and that she wanted to leave it.]] BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor hit her ''really'' hard, emphasised by her [[MadnessMantra "Just take me back to my room. Just take me back to my room. Just take me back to my room".]]
** Just the thought of what might happen to this girl is heartbreaking enough. Even though her father was a monster (MoralityPet notwithstanding), he was the only person that she had in this shitty world, and in reality, was the only one protecting her. It just goes to show that it takes a monster to protect the ones you love against other monsters.

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* [[spoiler:The Count's death]] itself may not be that sad, depending on whether the reader feels he has [[RedemptionEqualsDeath redeemed himself somewhat]], but [[spoiler:Theresia's]] reaction is heartbreaking, being the final event in a TraumaCongaLine that has managed to be fully completed ''within a few hours!'' Just for added tragic irony, don't forget that she told Puck that [[spoiler:her father had imprisoned her in her room, supposedly to protect her from the horrors of the world, and that she wanted to leave it.]] BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor hit her ''really'' hard, emphasised by her [[MadnessMantra "Just take me back to my room. Just take me back to my room. Just take me back to my room".]]
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** Just the thought of what might happen to this girl is heartbreaking enough. Even though her father was a monster (MoralityPet notwithstanding), he was the only person that she had in this shitty world, and in reality, was the only one protecting her. It just goes to show that sometimes it takes a monster to protect the ones you love against other monsters.



--> '''Puck''':"Guts..."

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--> '''Puck''':"Guts...'''Puck''': "Guts..."



*** And after [[spoiler:Femto is done raping Casca and lets her fall to the ground and Guts passes out after [[TheScream screaming in agony]] at the last sight of his broken lover]] you see an aerial of the scene where the two are lying on the ground. They were only feet apart during the whole ordeal [[spoiler:another cruel twist that Femto played on Guts, what with him [[HopeSpot allowing Guts to get just close enough to he and Casca before stopping him right in his tracks,]] just an arm's reach away]] and yet, [[StarCrossedLovers that was when they were split apart.]]

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*** And after [[spoiler:Femto is done raping Casca and lets her fall to the ground and Guts passes out after [[TheScream screaming in agony]] at the last sight of his broken lover]] you see an aerial of the scene where the two are lying on the ground. They were only feet apart during the whole ordeal [[spoiler:another cruel twist that Femto played on Guts, what with him [[HopeSpot allowing Guts to get just close enough to he him and Casca before stopping him right in his tracks,]] just an arm's reach away]] and yet, [[StarCrossedLovers that was when they were split apart.]]



** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, etc. all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is effectively dead, and in his place is a much darker person.

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** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, etc. the images of everyone he's grown close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to know and love is effectively dead, and in his place is has emerged a much darker person.



** In conclusion, the prelude, climax, and aftermath of the eclipse are hell to read on every emotional level. Need more tissue?

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** In conclusion, the prelude, climax, and aftermath of the eclipse Eclipse are hell to read or watch on every emotional level. Need more tissue?



** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, etc. all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to love is now a much darker person.

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** The final few minutes of the movie in particular were one big tear jerker. As far as sad moments go, it was exceptionally well done: the look on Guts' face when he sees Casca's condition, the mournful music playing in the background as he runs through the field, etc.the images of everyone he grew close to flashing before his good eye, and last but not least that ''scream''. It all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. all adds up to show the pain of a man who has lost everything he loved. When the credits roll, one can see all too clearly that the man who the viewer has grown to love is now a much darker person.
16th Nov '16 9:27:08 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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** Then there's [[spoiler:Flora's HeroicSacrifice, whose last words to Schierke are to remind her that death is nothing to fear for witches like them. The young witch's]] tearful reply of "But...I'll be...lonely" comes off as one of the most ''honest'' reactions to the death of a loved one to occur within this series. And [[spoiler:Schierke]] being such a {{Moe}} ShrinkingViolet with NoSocialSkills at the best of times only makes it worse, as she's just lost the only person she was truly comfortable with, and (at the time) sees little hope of having that sort of companionship ever again.

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** * Then there's the Neo Band of the Hawk's surprise attack on the mansion, culminating in [[spoiler:Flora's HeroicSacrifice, whose last words to Schierke are to remind her that death is nothing to fear for witches like them. The young witch's]] tearful reply of "But...I'll be...lonely" comes off as one of the most ''honest'' reactions to the death of a loved one to occur within this series. And [[spoiler:Schierke]] being such a {{Moe}} ShrinkingViolet with NoSocialSkills at the best of times only makes it worse, as she's just lost the only person she was ever truly comfortable with, and (at the time) sees little hope of having that sort of companionship ever again.
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