This page is for recurring and minor characters who don't fit into the other pages.


For the main characters, go to Characters/BerserkMainCharacters\\
For The Band of the Hawk, check out Characters/BerserkBandOfTheHawk\\
For The Kingdom of Midland, check out Characters/BerserkKingdomOfMidland\\
For Apostles, The Godhand and other antagonists in this series, check out Characters/BerserkAntagonists\\

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[[folder:Recurring Characters]]

The following characters show up regularly along the story or are CommutingOnABus.

!!The Skull Knight
!!! Voiced by: Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese, video game), AkioOhtsuka (Japanese, movies) JamiesonPrice (English)

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-> ''"What you wish for might not be what '''''she''''' wishes for."''

Guts and Casca's MysteriousProtector is a {{badass}}, [[WarriorPoet philosophical]], [[TheUndead undead]] warrior that also opposes the Godhand. It is not known if he is aware of [[spoiler:the Idea of Evil]]'s existence. He often scares the Apostles into submission and his mere presence was sufficient to make Rosine and The Count flee. He seems to have some unfinished business with Void and often opposes Zodd himself, though neither has ever had the better of the other. He collects the Behelits from slain Apostles and can cut through reality to teleport to another place with a sword made from said Behelits.

He rides a spectral horse and appears as nothing more than a skeleton in a massive armor. [[spoiler:He is speculated to be the legendary emperor Gaiseric, mentioned many times throughout the story.]]

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* AloofAlly: To Guts, intervening only when he gets in too far over his head.
* AnimatedArmor: [[spoiler:It's hinted that he was the original bearer of the berserker armor, explaining its original skull-shaped helmet. His current suit of armor also has a movable jaw.]]
* {{Archenemy}}: He and Void seem to have some unfinished business with one another.
* {{Badass}}: When you have centuries of Apostle asskicking under your belt, AND can stand up to the Godhand, you deserve the title.
* BigDamnHeroes: Does this twice. One time upon the Eclipse when he [[spoiler:breaks into the dimensional vortex, fights past the Godhand, cuts his way through the Apostles and snatches the heavily wounded Guts and Casca from Femto's clutches right before he gives them the CoupDeGrace.]] The second time was in the Qliphoth where he [[spoiler:interrupts Slan, who was torturing and tormenting Guts, and gives him the opportunity to free himself from her grasp.]]
* BigGood: The closest that Berserk has, being the biggest opposition to the Godhand, and he also provides help to Guts and his companions a few times.
* BlackKnight: A rather straight example except he doesn't wear black.
* CoolHorse: His constant companion, who would seem to be as old as he is.
* CoolSword: In addition to his regular serrated sword, he owns a sword [[MadeOfEvil made of Behelits]].
* CynicalMentor: Despite giving precious guidance to Guts in his quest, he always points out that there are high possibilities for him to fail epically in the end, which simply motivate Guts even more.
* DarkIsNotEvil
* DemBones: Except he wears a suit of armour.
* TheDreaded: Most apostles would rather flee the scene than fight him.
* EvilWeapon: His CoolSword is [[MadeOfEvil made of Behelits]] and since Behelits are evil entities owned by Apostles to summon the Godhand...
* FanNickname: Skully is a very popular nickname among fans.
* GlowingEyelightsOfUndeath: Well, he ''is'' a undead skeleton knight after all.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: He preceded Guts in this game.
* HorrifyingHero: Wouldn't be too surprising if the people he's saved thought he was the GrimReaper taking them over to the other side. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded by the prostitute Luca during the Tower of Conviction arc, when he prevented her from falling to her death.]]
* ItsPersonal: With Void.
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Skull Knight is about the closest thing to one of these that Berserk has to offer, at least until Azan showed up.
* KnightOfCerebus: {{Lampshaded}} in-universe by Guts himself who often notes that if he shows up, it's because shit is about to get real some way or another.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: [[spoiler:Just how he saved Guts and Casca from a certain death upon the Eclipse]].
* MisterExposition: Often clarifies situations in detail.
* MonsterKnight: And a good one at that.
* MysteriousProtector: A non-romantic, non-[[ShoujoDemographic Shoujo]] one. He always shows up to help when Guts fights a number too big even for him such as Grunbeld, Slan, or the Kushans' demonic crocodiles.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Thank you so much for accidentally using your CoolSword to bring Femto's plan to fuse the planes of reality to fruition, Mr. Skull Knight, the world really needed a chance to get even more terrible than it was already.]]
** [[spoiler:It may go even further then that since it is implied that the Godhand had it's origin in Gaiseric's incredibly decadent empire and Void, the original arch devil, was once a close friend of skully. Just what the hell did they do to cause such a mess??]]
* OddFriendship: He and Flora seem to be old friends.
* RealityWarper: His Behelit sword's main ability is this. See above. [[spoiler:It's this power that Femto uses to defeat Ganishka and fuse reality with the Astral Plane.]]
* SerratedBladeOfPain: His regular sword is one of these.
* SituationalSword: His CoolSword is MadeOfEvil thus it is to be used only in dire situations as it can cut through reality itself.
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: Invoked by his armor. The Berserker armor's initial skull-shaped helmet is attributed to him being its former bearer, and it's hinted he was once Emperor Gaiseric, who was famous for his skeleton-themed armor.
* SkullForAHead: We can't tell whether the skull ''is'' his head, or if it's just a helmet, albeit probably a magic one.
* SpikesOfVillainy: As part of his DarkIsNotEvil persona.
* TheStoic: What with his face being a skull. Despite that, when angles are played with, he can look angry or sympathetic.
* TheUndead: Despite his massive appearance, it seems like he is nothing but a talking skeleton...
* WeaponOfChoice: His trademark rose-patterned sword... which can also be coated in Behelits.



!!Guts and Casca's Child

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->''(To Guts) "You know... [[LoveInterest this one.]] [[MoralityChain Not to be lost.]] Not to be destroyed."''

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[[caption-width-right:231: The Child in his supposed human form.]]

Right before the Eclipse, Guts and Casca got into IntimateHealing and Guts impregnated Casca. However, [[spoiler: the Eclipse went down and Griffith turned Femto [[RapeAsDrama raped Casca to insanity]].]] But losing her mind is not the only consequence for Casca: her unborn child got tainted by the experience, causing her to miscarry and deliver her baby prematurely.

The child is apparently nothing but a hideously deformed and apparently mindless FetusTerrible that is still irresistibly drawn to its parents, like all children. It generally shows up [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas to protect its mother]] and tries to contact its father many times but Guts is [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild less than enthusiastic about his tarnished spawn]] and generally lashes out angrily at it whenever it appears. Still, this evil fetus [[LoveRedeems is the one to warn him from the impending danger menacing Casca at the Tower of Conviction]] and it also [[spoiler: appeared to protect its mother from the ghosts summoned at the mock Eclipse of Griffith's resurrection]]. Drained out of all its energy [[spoiler:the child was found by the Nameless Apostle who swallowed it. Griffith then used the child's body to resurrect himself, killing both the Nameless Apostle and the child in the process.]]

Later, right after conversing with the Skull Knight about the possible cure for Casca's state, Casca is found on the beach with a [[CreepyChild strange little boy]] in her arms. The child, who looked ''very much'' like a cross between Guts and Casca, somehow helped in repelling the attack of the Kushan crocodiles and is implied [[spoiler:to have stopped Guts from turning against his companions]] at the end of the fight. It disappeared mysteriously afterwards.

The kid's made yet another appearance on the island Guts and Co. stopped at while fighting the pirates. It's strongly implied that the fetus and the strange boy are one and the same, although it is also speculated the boy is King Hanafubuku of the Elves or an emissary of his.

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: [[SubvertedTrope He probably would have]] if everything had not gone to crap after the Eclipse.
* BadassAdorable: Post mock-Eclipse. Yeah, he might not have had enough screen time to make it absolute, but every time we've seen him he's warding off a big, scary, Hellhound spirit that constantly tries to goad his father into killing his mother - and he succeeds each time!
* BadPowersGoodPeople: Understandably got relatively evil powers from being corrupted by evil, but he uses his powers to help his parents.
* BerserkButton: For a being that supposedly has no real thought or emotions, he looks genuinely pissed [[http://www.mrsmanga.com/Berserk/133.143/158 right here.]] So it goes without saying: don't try to rape his mother. ''Ever.''
* [[spoiler:ChildByRape]]: Subverted. It isn't born from [[spoiler:Casca's rape at Femto's hands]], [[TouchedByVorlons but the experience is what made it what it is now]], even though it is technically Guts's child.
* CreepyChild: The boy on the beach.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Technically it is but LoveRedeems.
* EldritchAbomination
** HumanoidAbomination: In his older form.
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Even hideous, corrupted demon-babies love their mamas.
* FearlessInfant: Even in his more expressive and self-aware toddler form, the Child is never fazed by any of the horrific calamity around him.
* FetusTerrible: Subverted. It looks like one but it never acts as one.
* FireOfComfort: [[spoiler:What he used one time to snap Guts from his Berserker rage]].
* GenerationXerox: The Child's origin story shares some rather uncanny similarities with that of Guts', both being born under unusual circumstances to gruff seemingly unloving mercenary fathers and to ill-fated yet loving mothers. Not to mention that like a younger Guts, the Child really wants to be accepted by his father (both of which had resentment for said son due to the condition of their lovers) and probably just wants to have a normal family.
* TheGrotesque: You just can't help but feel sorry for the little guy. Had none of this shit surrounding [[TwoGuysAndAGirl Guts, Griffith, and Casca happened]], he would have been a normal little boy in an unusual ([[TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether being raised by mercenaries and all]]) but nonetheless loving family surrounding. [[ChildrenAreInnocent He was a victim]] in this all in the end.
* HeroicBastard
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler: Though supposedly evil, the little guy uses the last of its strength in order to protect its mother after expending it, presumably, for an entire month in order to keep Casca safe from danger when she left safety of the elf mine.]]
* InfantImmortality: Horribly averted and perhaps the most disturbing case in the entire series, since his existence was tainted even before he was born [[spoiler: [[GenerationXerox not unlike his father.]]]]
* LoveRedeems: Although he accepted a nature of evil in the womb, the child loves his parents too much to actually be evil.
* {{Lunacy}}: He only appears on nights of the full moon...
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: When it was born, Guts at first believed the baby was [[spoiler:Griffith's ChildByRape]] and began panicking over the possibility. The Skull Knight confirms that Guts is the father saying that Casca was impregnated by him roughly a month before the Eclipse. However, the baby was nonetheless tainted and deformed [[spoiler:due to the rape]]. [[ThatThingIsNotMyChild The news did not make Guts]] [[OffingTheOffspring very happy either way.]]
* NakedOnArrival: We first see the Child in human form as a naked little boy on the beach.
* TheNameless: Due to his [[TheVoiceless voiceless nature]] and the fact that he was never properly given a name upon his "birth." [[FanNickname Fans refer to him]] as Moonchild, Guska... The boy has many nicknames but has no official name at the moment.
* ParentsInDistress: Always comes to his parents' aide in times of needs.
* SoulPower: Has power over evil spirits and demons, and is also implicated that he can turn into an astral body of light.
* StaringKid: He has a peculiar but nonetheless cute habit of staring at Guts, hiding behind Casca when Guts stares back, and then staring at Guts again.
* StrayingBaby: Invoked earlier while he was a misshapen supernatural fetus, as he had to leave upon his birth not only to escape the sunlight, but also to escape the wrath of Guts. Played straight later when he was introduced in his "normal" toddler form, as he was seen being in one place one moment and then in an entirely different one (namely climbing on Guts) the next. He then falls off Guts and nearly lands on a pile of precariously placed daggers had [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Guts and Casca not caught him in the nick of time.]] He also had a habit of climbing on things he wasn't suppose to on Roderick's ship.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: The boy on the beach looks like a perfect blend of Guts (skin-tone) and Casca (hair), though his true origins are still enigmatic... Miura probably thought that giving him Guts' ears would have been a dead giveaway.
* TouchedByVorlons: He was developing as a normal baby inside of Casca's womb, until [[spoiler: Femto had his way with her]]... The terrible circumstances of how he became supernatural aside, the Child's main power is that of control over demons and evil spirits. His powers also seem to override his father's EnemyWithin, allowing him to bring him back to the light by reminding Guts [[PowerOfLove about his love for his mother]], [[MoralityChain Casca]].
* TheVoiceless: Like his mother, though it's implied that he talks when he is his form of light.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Justified, enforced, AND lampshaded. The kid is pretty much ''the'' definition of "weirdness."

!! The Beast of Darkness a.k.a [[HellHound Hell Hound]]

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-> ''"Keep killing...eternally..."''

A HellHound-like abomination with a pointy snout and lightning for eyes, the Beast is [[TheHeartless the personification of Guts' hate and blood lust]]. It used to live in harmony with him along the two years during which Guts would seek revenge on the Apostles only to then start acting against him when Guts realizes that [[MoralityChain there are more important things than revenge to his life]].

Pretty much Guts' worst enemy after Griffith/Femto, the Beast is also one of the most malevolent beings in the ''Berserk'' universe who seems to have no purpose other than burning Guts in his own hatred and using him as a medium to operate in the physical world. Recognizing Casca as the only thing keeping Guts from succumbing to its influence, it constantly importunes Guts to kill her so it could take over his body and quench its desire for blood and revenge, claiming that this what Guts ''truly'' wants.

The Beast has faded into the background lately but promised it to be temporary.

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification[=/=]ShadowArchetype: Of Guts' hatred and rage.
* AnimalisticAbomination: The former trope picture. It is a monstrous black wolf with a gigantic fang-lined maw and red lightning-shaped eyes.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: With Schierke when she tries to suppress Berserker Guts, and with Guts himself when he suppresses it.
* ChainedByFashion: Has accepted to wear symbolic shackles and to go hiding but promised to come back even stronger than ever.
* TheCorrupter: Tries to get Guts to give into his hatred and bloodlust.
* DarkIsEvil: Embodies this to a "T".
* TheDarkSide: Goes without saying that it represents [[ThePowerOfHate the darker side of Guts' heart.]]
* EnemyWithin: To Guts, being the personification of his hatred and bloodlust.
* EvilFeelsGood: One of the many deceptive techniques that the beast tells Guts in order to draw him closer to TheDarkSide.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Certainly [[ImpliedTrope implied]] thanks to the PS2 game giving it some glowing [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] that are as malevolent as hell.
* TheHeartless: The Hellhound was born from Guts' rage and hatred.
* HellHound: Of the portent type.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Is it "just" a part of Guts' mind, or an evil spirit intent on possessing him? Or did it ''start'' as a part of Guts' mind but has since gained (or is gaining) an independent existence thanks to the Berserker Armor and/or all of Guts' gallivanting around in the Interstice and Astral Worlds? In a world fueled by ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve, it's hard to tell (and the subject of much WildMassGuessing among the fandom).
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Its snout is lined with fangs.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: A non-LoveTriangle example. The Beast especially wants to get [[LoveInterest Casca]] out of the picture, since she's the [[MoralityChain only person who is stopping Guts from turning to darkness.]] The Beast hopes to achieve this by getting Guts to kill her for it.
* ThePowerOfHate: A personification of it, possibly made manifest by Guts' dual existence in the physical and Astral realms.
* SplitPersonality: To Guts, being a manifestation of his hatred and rage.
** SplitPersonalityTakeover: What the Beast wants to ultimately accomplish over time, exacerbated by the Berserker armor.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: The Hellhound either influences or outright takes control of Guts when he goes berserk, and can only be suppressed by Schierke and the Moonchild.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Always reminds Guts that it will NOT be out of the picture anytime soon.
* WingdingEyes: In the shape of glowing red lightning bolts.
* YourMindMakesItReal: Its primary goal is for Guts to kill Casca during one of his dreams where both converse or during a fit of anger since these are the times where it is the more powerful.
* YourSoulIsMine: It devours the evil spirits that Guts kills and grows stronger with every battle.

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[[folder:Guts' Youth Arc]]
!!Shisu

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Guts' adoptive mother. She and Gambino headed the mercenary band Guts grew up in before joining the original Band of the Hawks. Before finding Guts, Shisu miscarried and Gambino agreed to take Guts along since it seemed to be the only thing that prevented her from going mad with grief. Guts lost his adoptive mother a few years later when [[MissingMom Shisu died from tuberculosis]] right before his eyes.


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* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: Shisu was the only one who ever loved Guts in his childhood. So of course she became the DisposableWoman and MissingMom.
* DisposableWoman: Shisu is presented only to show how she picked up baby Guts to raise as her own despite Gambino's initial disagreements. She dies from the plague a couple panels later, and is only mentioned thereafter by Gambino to show how much he despised Guts for allegedly [[YouShouldHaveDiedInstead being the cause of her death]].
* GoodParents
* MissingMom: Guts missed having a gentle mother to compensate for his abusive father. Badly.
* MoralityChain: For Gambino. Her death is the root cause for his [[AbusiveParents horrible treatment]] of Guts.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Shisu is the official Dark Horse spelling of her name, but Sys is used in other formats as well (and was probably the intended spelling, just like Rosine/Roshinu, the latter being the romanization of the Japanese pronunciation thereof).


!!Chitch

A flower spirit that Guts met in a prison cell in his youth, sometime before his first encounter with the Hawks.

* TheAloner: She's anchored to a flower growing in the cracks of a prison cell. There are no other spirits nearby for her to interact with, and no human ever takes notice of her. Until Guts...
* CatchPhrase: "Poppo!"
* ChildrenAreInnocent: She has a demeanor that's very much like that of a child.
* TheCutie: She's an absolutely adorable and innocent little spirit, and is the first person that ever showed genuine kindness to Guts.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She uses up all of her flower's leaves to heal Guts, causing both it and herself to die.]]
* [[spoiler:KillTheCutie]]: [[spoiler:All of her efforts to heal and help Guts cause her flower to wilt and die.]]
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: Guts initially thinks she's just a hallucination.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: She resembles an elf, but appears to be very different from Puck and Ivalera. Unlike them, she's tied to a specific flower of which she can't really stray far away from, she has no wings, and heals using her flower's leaves.
* [[spoiler:TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Her kindness is precisely what got her killed.]]
* VerbalTicName: An odd example: it's not her own verbal tic that names her, but that of the rats that attack her flower.
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[[folder:The Count's Run]]


!!Vargas

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-> ''"I beg of you, black swordsman, Deliver us from this demon!"''

Once the Count's doctor, Vargas was one of [[HeKnowsTooMuch the first to see his true, demonic form]]. His family was captured, tortured and devoured in front of him when they tried to flee the castle. Vargas was tortured by the Count but survived, [[TheGrotesque leaving him horribly disfigured and mutilated]].

Escaping the Count's castle, he managed to steal the Count's Behelit. He later encounters Guts and Puck and offers his help to defeat the Count, giving them the Count's Behelit, to which [[spoiler:Puck grows attached]]. He is eventually captured and publicly executed by the Count in an attempt to lure Guts out of hiding, and shows up again [[spoiler:as a damned spirit to drag the Count into the Underworld]].

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* ActionSurvivor: Survived a gruesome torture session at the Count's hands but didn't escape unscathed.
* BandagedFace
* BodyHorror
* BuryYourDisabled
* CollectorOfTheStrange: He has a number of rather...unique objects in his home. Including a Behelit. And a pickled Elf.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The guy is deformed and driven by revenge but he's actually pretty gentle and saves Puck.
* DeliverUsFromEvil: A RareMaleExample.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. He ''looks'' like one but he's just a kind man who was serving the wrong master and ended up accordingly.
* FacialHorror: He's missing his nose, eye, and about half of the skin on his face.
* {{Foil}} / NotSoDifferent: Guts noticed that Vargas has similar wounds to himself (missing the same eye, limbs, family, etc). Guts saw far more of himself in him than he cared to admit.
* TheGrotesque: Horribly disfigured and mutilated after having been half-eaten by the Count.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: The reason why the Count tortured him so horrifically.
* MauveShirt
* NonActionGuy: Meaner than the usual standard but his condition doesn't allow him to fight.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: He's not fit for going on one himself, but more than anything, he wants the Count to pay for what he's done, and does what he can to make that happen. [[spoiler: In a way, though, he finally gets revenge in the afterlife.]]


!!Theresia

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-> ''"Send me back to my room."''

The Count's daughter who has passed most of her life imprisoned in her bedroom in the Count's palace.

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* BigNo
* BreakTheCutie: Guts finished off what her disfunctioned family started. [[spoiler: May have ended as CorruptTheCutie.]]
* CreepyChild: Before Puck warms her up and gives her hope [[spoiler: Least until Guts, her father, and the God Hand take it away.]]
* DaddysGirl: Doubly subverted. When we're introduced to Theresia, the Count adores his daughter and is [[OverProtectiveDad absurdly protective of her]], yet she is repulsed by him and knows that something is wrong with him. It wasn't until after [[spoiler: Guts killed the Count]] that it was revealed that Theresia did love her father.
* DeathGlare: [[http://view.thespectrum.net/series/berserk-volume-01.html?ch=Volume+03&page=168 Here]]
* DrivenToSuicide: Last second aversion.[[spoiler: This almost was a MoralEventHorizon for Guts.]]
* [[spoiler: ForcedToWatch: Guts forces her to watch him stabbing her father's monstrous, decapitated, shredded head.]]
* GirlInTheTower
* IllKillYou: What she says to Guts after he leaves her to deal with her loss.
** IneffectualDeathThreats: At the time she says it, she's in no position to follow through with it. Whether or not she will come back to get even is still unknown.
* LonelyRichKid: Very similar to Charlotte's background.
* MadnessMantra: See above.
* MoralityPet: To the Count.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: The last we see of her is her vowing to one day kill Guts.]]
* UglyGuysHotDaughter
** MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Can definitely qualify for this since her father loved his "[[ColdBloodedTorture experiments.]]"

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[[folder:Lost Children Arc]]


!!Jill

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-> ''"I don't have wings, so I guess I'll look up at this sky and crawl along the earth."''

A quiet, sensitive girl who lives in a village (which at the time that Guts and Puck arrive) is being plagued by violent attacks from fairies. Her father, Mr. Zepek, is a reminiscent drunk, who basks in the memory of his former days in the military and pays little attention to Jill, while her mother is a more caring and compassionate woman who as well suffers a bit of neglect from her husband. She sets out with Guts and Puck to find her lost best friend Rosine in the forest, despite the many dangers and trials that await them...

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* AbusiveParents: Her mom is okay, but her dad keeps [[DrowningMySorrows drinking his sorrows away.]]
* ActionSurvivor: She could easily have died during Guts' showdown with Rosine. But she didn't.
* AttemptedRape: Both a bandit and one of her father’s drunken friends try to have their way with her. Thankfully, neither get very far.
* BreakTheCutie: A pure-hearted girl in a CrapsackWorld? Of course this will happen...
** Made somewhat better at the end of the arc when she realizes that just because nothing ever seems to change in her little town doesn't mean she can't change it herself.
* ChildhoodFriends: With Rosine.
* DadTheVeteran / PhonyVeteran: Jill's dad claims that he played a big role of defending his village during wartime... but coming from a crippled drunkard, this might not be true.
* GirlishPigtails
* GoThroughMe: To stop Rosine from killing a weakened Guts, she pulls this. Amazingly, it works.
* LaughingMad: Briefly does this after being covered in blood and gore during Guts' fight with Rosine. She later remarks that that moment "washed away [her] childhood".
* MoralityPet: To Rosine and Guts at a few points.
* NaiveEverygirl
* PluckyGirl: Implied to have [[CharacterDevelopment developed]] into this at the end.
* PrecociousCrush: On Guts.
* SecurityBlanket: Guts lends her his cape at one point, and she uses it as one in the brief time she has it.
* SleepCute: Twice with Guts. First, she curls up next to him while he’s sleeping and falls asleep in his lap. And again after the two fall off a cliff while he was protecting her from ghosts, where she ends up asleep while lying on top of him.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: She had these dynamics with Rosine with Rosine as the tomboy and her as the girly girl.
* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter: How can someone with such a disproportionate head produce an attractive offspring? [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe Because she's probably]] [[ChildOfRape not his]].
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: Jill has one of these moments when she's flying with Rosine over the Misty Valley. It gives the reader a glimpse that though the [[CrapsackWorld Berserk-verse is fucked up,]] [[SceneryPorn it really is a beautiful place.]]

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[[folder:Conviction Arc]]



!!Godo
!!! Voiced by: Ikuo Nishikawa (Japanese), Greg Abbey (English)

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[[caption-width:299: Godo watching over young Rickert and Erika.]]

-> ''"Hatred is nothing but the place where men who can't deal with sadness go."''


The master [[TheBlacksmith blacksmith]] that Guts stays with for a year in order to train. Despite making his first appearnce before the Eclipse, his role became much more prominent during the Conviction Arc.

He made most of Guts's armor and equipment, and also gave him some valuable advice. He has a young adopted daughter named Erica and began to teach Rickert the way of the blacksmith after the Eclipse.

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* TheBlacksmith: He makes Guts' {{BFS}} and other gear. He likes the sparks that fly upwards.
** UltimateBlacksmith: He makes Guts' weapons lives in the middle of nowhere.
* CoolOldGuy
* FamilyBusiness: He says he's a blacksmith because his ancestors were and he was already holding a hammer before he could walk.
* [[spoiler:AGoodWayToDie: Very much. Guts even tells him how lucky he is for being allowed to die of old age, in peace and with people he cares for by his side. And he is completely right since that means Godo will probably avoid the vortex of souls unlike Guts and Casca.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Godo's pretty gruff and abrasive in general, but he lent Guts a hand (and equipment) many times at no extra charge, allowed a safe sanctuary for Casca, apprenticed Rickert, and even adopted an orphaned girl.
* [[spoiler:LifeWillKillYou: Eventually, Godo dies of old age.]]
* TheObiWan: Gives Guts equipment and advice, is the only one who can make Guts shut up and think about his action, and to top it off, [[spoiler:he dies in the end]]. May the force be with you, old dude.
* RefugeInAudacity: In-universe reason for why he made the Dragon Slayer [[{{BFS}} what it is]]. He was commissioned to forge a sword that could slay a dragon. Since he didn't really believe in dragons, or that they could really be killed, he made a sword no one could possibly wield that could kill things that didn't exist. And almost got hanged for it.
* WhatTheHellHero: Godo drops a big one on Guts, calling him out on abandoning Casca to [[RevengeBeforeReason blindly pursue vengeance]]. His words are what ultimately make Guts [[DeclarationOfProtection change his priorities]].

!!Erica
!!! Voiced by: Creator/YukiMasuda (Japanese, TV series), Creator/AyanaTaketatsu (Japanese, movies), Michelle Medlin (English)

Godo's adoptive daughter. She gives Guts moral support during his training and was Casca's primary caretaker after the Eclipse and Guts sets out seeking Griffith. After [[spoiler: Godo's death]] she is left in the care of Rickert.

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* AdaptationDyeJob: Erica has light/blonde hair in the manga, but in the anime, she has brown hair.
* TheCaretaker: To Casca during some time after the Eclipse.
* CheerfulChild: Erika is one of the most upbeat kids in this shitty world, so much so that she carelessly waves a mallet around in joy!
* CuddleBug: Puck practically got all the juice squeezed out of him when Erica got a hold of him.
* HappilyAdopted: Erica was orphaned when her village was attacked and burned, but then Godo (who was on the run) comes across her and adopts her as his own.
* PutOnABus: When Guts & Casca set out for good, Erica goes her own path alongside Rickert.
* WrenchWench: Erica aspires to be a blacksmith when she gets older, [[GoodParents and Godo sees no problem with this.]] She's often seen assisting Rickert with his work for the time being.

!!Luca

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[[caption-width:245: Luca and Nina.]]


-> ''"People are shallow things. If anyone has a bit more than they do, they're jealous, and if one has less, they look down on them."''

The comely, brown-haired leader of the prostitutes that took Casca in with her girls and looked after her shortly after she escaped the cave she was confined in during the Convictions Arc. She named her Helen and, after guessing out her condition, masqueraded her as a syphilitic, disfigured hooker so she wouldn't have to suffer any of the lewd intentions of the refugees with whom she was sharing a camp. She is also the only one to know about the true purpose of the Nameless Apostle who picked her up in order to leave someone with the knowledge of his story and goals.

Despite her minor role, Luca is still notable for being one of the very few genuinely good characters in Berserk's WorldHalfEmpty ([[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished points for not being maimed, raped, or killed for being so]]) and for being one of the most capable female characters introduced post-Eclipse. Deep in thought, GenreSavvy, fair and not afraid to go in the midst of battle despite her obvious weakness, [[WeakButSkilled she is smart enough to deal with any given situation and come out on top]]. Hence, all of the other prostitutes, even the envious and chicken-hearted Nina (pictured with her), look up to her as a mother figure and deeply respect her. Due to all of the above, [[EnsembleDarkhorse she is one of the most beloved minor characters of the series]].

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* ActionSurvivor: Very effective at coming up with quick solutions to handle life-threatening situations.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The redhead to Casca's brunette and Nina's blonde during their time together.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: She at one points huffs at the fact that she's not a main character.
* CryForTheDevil: Effectively does this for the Nameless Apostle, paying him some tribute after his death, as the only person who knew of his lonely existence.
* DontMakeMeTakeMyBeltOff: Does that to Nina.
* GenreSavvy: Knows her position as a minor character and say that she shouldn't be asking questions that are too meaningful. She also realize that, saving things obtained as hookers could incite jealousy from people, so the best thing to do is share everything.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: A very good example.
* MamaBear / TeamMom: Combines the two tropes when it comes to her "sisters-in-arms".
* MaybeEverAfter: Shares this with Jerome after the aftermath at the Tower of Conviction, though it's implied that they get a good end, seeing that they survived being good people.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Miraculously averts this, thank god.
* PluckyGirl
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Ultimately with Jerome. Seems to milking out all of the good tropes of the HookerWithAHeartOfGold archetype.
* [[TheSmartGuy The Smart Girl]]
* TheBusCameBack: Returns in Falconia arc along with rest of girls that were with her, except for Nina.
* WeakButSkilled: A mere human who is just practical and smart enough to handle herself and her protégées efficiently without [[{{Wangst}} wangsting it up]] or complaining. In a CrapsackWorld like that of {{Berserk}}, that's really an achievement.


!!Nina

-> ''"I'm no good. I really ''am'' a no-good person."''

A member of Luca’s group of prostitutes. She is [[{{Foil}} the opposite of everything Luca stands for]], being weak-willed, [[GreenEyedMonster envious]], and most of all, [[DirtyCoward afraid]]. This leads her to do, or consider to do, a number of morally questionable deeds.

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* APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy: She was secretly a member of a pagan cult, and regularly takes part in these.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The blonde to Luca's redhead and Casca's brunette during their time together.
* BlondesAreEvil: Or at least not particularly worthy.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Her ever-present fear leads her to betray everyone around her. Or seriously think about it.
* DirtyCoward: Somewhat sympathetic, because her inner monologues show that she does ''want'' to be brave but panics and can't bring herself to actually follow through with it. Also, the reason for her getting cold feet is often perfectly understandable, best illustrated by the [[spoiler:arrival into the torture chambers.]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/96-1139-166/berserk/chapter-19.html Read it here]]
* {{Foil}}: To Luca.
* HeelRealization: She ultimately knows what a sorry person she is, and resents herself for it. [[spoiler:In the end, [[CharacterDevelopment she finally decides to do something about it]], and sets out to find her own strength.]]
* IllGirl: Though still able-bodied, she's afflicted with some unidentified disease.
* LaserGuidedKarma: ''Every'' time she attempts or even considers throwing someone under a carriage to save her skin, she always suffers even more.
* MoralityPet: Joachim, a young man with a personal interest in her. Casca also ends up as this for her.
** KickTheMoralityPet: She has Joachim take part in a pagan orgy which involves cannibalism. When he understandably flees, she calls for him to be killed...
** MyGodWhatHaveIDone: And immediately regrets it when he falls off a cliff.
* TheResenter: Towards Luca. Though Nina respects her, she hates feeling the need to be so dependant on her.
* {{Tsundere}}: A dark example, as she often shifts between being caring and spiteful to those she’s close to, due to her cowardice.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: She’s afflicted with a disease which she feels will kill her in time, and hasn’t quite yet come to terms with that. She is also well aware if she's dying anyway, she would be morally and logically a good choice for a HeroicSacrifice, but [[http://www.mangareader.net/96-1139-166/berserk/chapter-19.html gets cold feet when she sees what it would involve.]]

!!Jerome
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A soldier enlisted in the Holy Iron Chain Knights, Jerome is the LoveInterest of Luca.

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* BigOlEyebrows
* ButtMonkey
* HeroicBuild: Gotta give the dude credit - he does have a nice bod.
* MaybeEverAfter: Shares this with Luca after the aftermath at the Tower of Conviction, though it's [[EarnYourHappyEnding implied that they get a good end, seeing that they survived being good people.]]
* NiceGuy: He has shades of a JerkWithAHeartOfGold when it comes to [[HotBlooded Isidro]], but he's a genuinely good guy. He doesn't agree with how the [[CorruptChurch Holy See]] acts (and thinks that Farnese is positively nuts), and wants to give Luca a better life by at least making her his mistress when he becomes head of his household (and even offers to get Casca a good doctor, when Luca was passing her off as her syphilis-stricken sister). He also helps Luca and her friends get out of trouble.
* NonActionGuy: Subverted. It initially seems the case, as most of the other sons of nobles only enlist in the Holy Iron Chain Knights to get some military notability (and otherwise have little to no knowledge on combat), Jerome proves to be a reasonably competent fighter and lends Guts a hand during the mock eclipse.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Though he's enlisted in a troop of soldiers who hunt witches, as well as being under the constant threat of punishment from Farnese (or worse, Mozgus), Jerome went out of his way to help Luca and her company when they where in the Tower of Conviction.

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[[folder: Qliphoth Arc]]


!!Flora
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->''"The world does not exist merely in two dimensions. There exists profound depth within itself. This world could never be summarized by materialism or any single doctrine. Accept the great mysteries, and explore the universe from within your world. That is the way of magic."''

A witch living in solitude in the forest near Enoch Village. She served as Schierke’s mentor, and provided Guts and company with knowledge about the spiritual world as well as magical artifacts to assist them, including the [[ArtifactOfDoom Berserker Armor]]. She was also a friend of the Skull Knight and one of the most moral characters in the setting.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Flora is a kindly and generous old lady... and one of the most powerful individuals in the world of ''{{Berserk}}''.
* BigGood: For the Enoch chapter. [[spoiler:Sadly, she doesn’t live long enough to act as this for the plot afterward.]]
* CoolOldLady
* [[spoiler:DyingMomentOfAwesome]]
* IWasQuiteALooker: When she conjures a wall of flame, she reverts to her more youthful appearance.
* KillItWithFire: How she deals with the army of Apostles attacking her demesne.
* MentorArchetype: To Schierke.
* [[MrExposition Mrs. Exposition]]: She provides information on how magic works in ''{{Berserk}}'', and the [[LayeredWorld the various layers in the world.]]
* NeverMessWithGranny
* TheObiWan: For Schierke.
* OddFriendship: She and the Skull Knight seem to be old friends. Aside from both being mentor figures, what exactly these two have in common is not (yet) known.
* OlderThanSheLooks: She looks like she’s aged gracefully into her 60s, but it’s implied she’s [[Really700YearsOld several centuries old.]]
* ProperLady
* YourDaysAreNumbered: By the time we see her, it's strongly implied that she doesn’t have much time left. In fact, she outright tells Guts and the gang that she's going to die soon.
* YouShallNotPass: Pulls a successful one on the Apostles by conjuring a wall of fire, blocking them off from pursuing Guts and his companions.
* [[WhiteMagicianGirl White Magician Lady]]

!Morgan

A native of the Enoch Village. He he is found unconscious after he was attacked by trolls.
Before Guts party left the village, he gave Isidro a small pirate cutlass as a parting gift.
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* CoolOldGuy

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[[folder:Farnese's Run]]


!!Federico do Vandimion

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Head of the esteemed Vandimion family, and father of Farnese and Magnifico [[spoiler:and Serpico]]. He’s a cold man who is more concerned about increasing his personal fortune than of considering the well-being of others, particularly his family. He was a major financial backer of the Vritannis Alliance, a gathering of armies put together to combat the Kushan threat.

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* CoolOldGuy: Averted. Aside from his stance and demeanour, there's nothing "cool" about him.
* HeirClubForMen: One of the reasons he doesn't think much of Farnese is because she was born with a vagina.
* {{Jerkass}}: Despite his many qualities as a leader and his PetTheDog moments, one must remember that this is not a kind man we're dealing with here.
* LackOfEmpathy: The feelings of others mean little to him.
* ManipulativeBastard: People, including his children, are by and large only useful to him as pawns to preserve his family’s status, influence, and wealth.
* ThePatriarch: He rules over his family with an iron fist and isn't concerned much with his children's wellness.
* ParentalNeglect: Puts all of his attention into his financial empire, and ignores his children insofar as they don’t bring him shame.
* PetTheDog: For all of his flaws, he ''did'' grant Serpico a title of nobility [[spoiler:after finding out the latter was his son.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Surprisingly, ''yes''! After Guts and company saved his and many other nobles' lives from a Kushan attack, he jumped to their defense as the aristocrats started to grow suspicious of them and the "heretical" magic they seemed to wield.

!!Lady Vandimion

Farnese and Magnifico's mother[[spoiler:, [[HeroicBastard but not Serpico's]]]]. She is extremely perceptive and a well-known {{socialite}} who used to be more concerned with attending various parties and spreading her husband's influence rather than minding her kids who she never really took care of. Still, she is very supportive of Farnese and is also aware of Magnifico's incompetence and warned him about trying to manipulate his sister.
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Only known by her last name.
* HandsOffParenting: As was usually the case in noble families back in the Medieval Era (up until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI in fact), she only gave birth to her babies but let them in the care of nannies and servants in the Vandimion estate.
* PimpedOutDress: Always wears the finest garments.
* SatelliteCharacter
* ShipperOnDeck: Believe or not, it looks like she's one for ''her daughter and [[spoiler:her half-brother]]''.
* TheSmartGuy
* {{Socialite}}
* StrongFamilyResemblance: You can see where Farnese got her looks from.
** Amusingly enough, [[spoiler:Serpico, her husband's illegitimate child]] also looks a bit like her, in fact a lot more than her own sons.
* WomenAreWiser: Despite not acting against her husband, she's indeed much less of an asshole than he is.
* [[spoiler:WickedStepmother]]: Completely averted with [[spoiler:Serpico]], despite the fact that she clearly know that he's [[spoiler:her husband's bastard and even guessed out that there might be more than kinship between him and Farnese]].
** Well, that, and her husband has never [[spoiler:acknowledged Serpico as his son, so she's not really the young man's stepmother, but just the Lady of the house where he's a servant.]] Thus the situation is not a stain on her honour, which is certainly one reason less to be wicked.

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[[folder: Video Game Only Characters]]

These characters only appear in the non-canonical ''Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage'' video game for the Sega Dreamcast. In this storyline, which takes place roughly between Guts and Casca's departure from Godo's cabin and the formation of Guts' new TrueCompanions, Guts, Casca, and Puck come across a performer by the name of Rita. After stopping in a nearby castle town to rest, they discover that the town is afflicted with a [[TheVirus strange disease]] that turns the victims into "Mandragorans". The ruler of the city, Balzac, tells Guts about the disease and how he has possibly developed a cure for it, which may also cure Casca of her insanity. Taking the chance that his beloved might be well again, Guts takes Balzac's offer and goes with him to his castle. True to Berserk's nature, there is something much more sinister at work...

!!Rita
A young street performer who meets Guts after he ([[IWasJustPassingThrough indirectly]]) saves her and her troop from some bandits who were also trying to mess with Casca. Afterward, they meet Rita in the nearby castletown where one of her companions, who was infected by the Mandragora, turns into a monster and Guts kills it. When Balzac comes and greets Guts with a possible cure for Casca's insanity, Rita is taken to his castle as well - as a hostage.

* CanineCompanion: She has a little dog that follows her around and performs tricks in her act. It also helps Guts find Casca later in the game.
* CircusBrat
* GirlishPigtails
* KnifeNut: Her specialty is throwing knives.
* LittleMissBadass: She actually gave Guts a WhatTheHellHero lecture ''and'' [[ArmorPiercingSlap slapped him across the face?]] Damn.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:She never becomes aware of it, but she's the one responsible for delivering a Behelit to Balzac.]]
* PluckyGirl
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Her accusation that Guts is unable to protect those closest to him.
* WhatTheHellHero: Yes. Rita gives Guts her own variant in the game. You see, Guts got on Rita's bad side when he killed a Mandragoran who was also her traveling companion and friend and [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman showed no sympathy for the act]], which made Rita regard Guts as nothing more than a [[{{BFS}} sword-swinging]] brute who acts tough but can't even defend one woman who is supposed to be the most important person to him. OUCH.

!!Balzac

Ruler of a city that's come under the siege of Mandragoran creatures in recent years, Baron Balzac claims he is trying to fight and understand them. A cruel tyrant, however, he also has to contend with rebels. Taking notice of Guts' prowess in battle, he makes an offer to cure Casca's madness if Guts retrieves the heart of the Mandragora.

* AristocratsAreEvil: [[spoiler:That wasn't always the case for him, though.]]
* BeardOfEvil
* DualWielding: [[spoiler:After mutating first into a Mandragora, and later into an Apostle, he wields two ''halberds''!]]
* EvilOldFolks
* EvilRedHead
* [[spoiler:FaceHeelTurn: He was originally an enlightened ruler who cared for his realm and people and wanted to do what was best for them.]]
* [[spoiler:FinalBoss]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Ultimately he cares more for himself than for anyone else [[spoiler:and he becomes an Apostle to avoid death using ''his wife'' as the sacrifice.]]
* MadScientist: He's been conduction a lot of questionable research on Mandragora, finding that it can cure all physical and possible mental ills.
* MotiveRant: [[spoiler:Says that over time, he has lost the ability to gain pleasure from anything]].
* NotSoDifferent: Toward the end of the game and near the final confrontation, Balzac tells Guts why [[FreudianExcuse he became the person he is today]], and it's revealed that [[spoiler: his wife had become deathly ill, and in attempt to cure her with the Mandragora, she became insane, having no memory of her husband and behaving in a child-like demeanor. This has left Balzac heartbroken and emotionally shattered, since his wife was physically close but mentally gone, and all he has are the memories with her.]] Rita and Puck immediately relate Balzac's story to Guts' broken relationship with Casca.
* [[spoiler:OneWingedAngel]]: [[spoiler: After becoming an Apostle]]
* [[spoiler:PlantPerson: Briefly becomes one after ingesting Mandragora extract.]]
* [[spoiler:ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Described as originally being this.]]
* UnfortunateNames

!! Gyove

Balzac's henchman.

* EvilOldFolks
* TheDragon: To Balzac
* FlunkyBoss: He is barely any stronger than a regular enemy apart from his health pool, but has many minions of all strengths.
* FourEyesZeroSoul
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Is planning on doing this to Guts and Rita [[spoiler:after destroying the resistance hideout and the Mandragora village, but Zodd intervenes]].

!!Eriza

A nun living within a village inhabited entirely by Mandragora, and who seems to be the most knowledgeable about them.

* BlueAndOrangeMorality: She claims this when arguing in the Mandragora's favor.
* [[spoiler:CutsceneBoss]]
* DeclarationOfProtection: She vows to safeguard the Heart of the Mandragora Tree [[spoiler:(Nico)]] at all costs.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: She's directly under control of the Mandragora tree.]]
* NunsAreSpooky: She's the only human in a village of Mandragoran-possessed people and is a little too easy being in their presence. [[spoiler:Except that it turns out she's one as well.]]
* [[spoiler:PressXToNotDie: What the entire fight against her consists of.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: She tries to call Guts out on brutally slaughtering the Mandragora, who only turn violent when provoked. It doesn't work.

!!Nico

A simple-minded little boy from a remote village. The [[AllTheOtherReindeer other villagers never seemed to like him]], often resorting to beating him with sticks and stones. [[spoiler:He eventually became an Apostle, taking the form of a Mandragora tree.]]

* AllTheOtherReindeer: He was a pariah at the village, with only Eriza seeming to care for him.
* CanineCompanion: He's shown having had a puppy once.
** [[spoiler:Using the Behelit requires one to sacrifice one close to him. The dog never appears again outside the flashback, possibly implying he sacrificed it.]]
* CheerfulChild
* ChildrenAreInnocent: [[spoiler:[[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]]. He ''is'' childishly innocent, and as an Apostle, spreads it to everyone else whether they want it or not.]]
* [[spoiler:CreepyChild: Ultimately what he became.]]
* [[spoiler:DecapitatedArmy: After he is killed, and all traces of his heart have been destroyed, all other Mandragora die and free the people who were possessed.]]
* [[spoiler:SonicScream: His signature attack.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Averted. The manga also has a minor character featured briefly named Nico.
* [[spoiler:PlantPerson]]
* [[spoiler:TheVirus: He's the source of the Mandragora infestation. Or perhaps more accurately, he ''is'' the infestation.]]

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[[folder: Berserk the Prototype Only Characters]]
These characters only appear in ''Berserk: The Prototype.'' This story, which was included in volume fourteen of the Dark Horse translations, is part of ''Berserk's'' EarlyInstallmentWeirdness continuum (and when we say "weird", it's almost on the boundary of extreme surrealism), created in 1988 when Kentaro Miura was still in college. The installment is non-canonical, [[WhatCouldHaveBeen but would have taken place during the Black Swordsman Arc.]]

'''Some general differences between''' '''''Berserk: The Prototype''''' '''and the official story run:'''
* Several differences in Guts' appearance and characterization, including a more cocky but also humorous (and dare we say, '''UPBEAT''') attitude, [[EyePatchOfPower a badass eye patch]] over his right eye, and his artificial arm does not have the repeating crossbow attached.
* Guts and Puck travel together from the start of the story.
* Guts' main motivation for hunting apostles is to [[YouKilledMyFather avenge the death of his mother,]] since neither Casca nor the Band of the Hawk as a whole are present.
* The Brand of the Sacrifice has an alternative design, being more rounded at the bottom.
** Guts' brand is located on his chest instead of his neck and is much more obvious.
* The apostles seem to worship a deity named [[UltimateEvil Varna]] ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Vana]]), [[GodOfEvil a god of darkness.]]

Don't worry. All of the blood and gore and insinuated rape threats is still present.

!!Fricka
A young girl that Guts saves from some bandits at the beginning of the arc. She was actually taken captive and was going to be given as a sacrifice to the Duke who ruled over the fiefdom that she lives in had Guts not interfered ([[IWasJustPassingThrough supposedly in search of food]]). She ends up being kidnapped again, but [[BigDamnHeroes Guts comes just in time]] to save her and to kill the Duke.

* AttemptedRape: But of course.
* {{Expy}} / DistaffCounterpart: She looks like a young female version of Griffith ([[{{Bishonen}} if that]] [[DudeLooksLikeALady makes sense]]). In terms of personality, she's a lot more akin to Jill.
** She also somewhat resembles Colette from the second chapter of the actual manga.
* MementoMacGuffin: She asks for something belonging to Guts as a keepsake, so he gives her his eye patch.
* PrecociousCrush: On [[ChickMagnet Guts]] of course.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: ''Fricka'' or ''Flicka'' (or ''Frikka'')?
* VirginSacrifice

!!Vlad Tepes
The BigBad of this story, he shares many similarities with the Snake Baron and the Count from the Black Swordsman Arc. Caring nothing for human life, Vlad began terrorizing the village ten years ago when he collected 500 villagers and impaled them on stakes to warn other countries from trying to interfere. Recently, he has taken up killing young maidens from the village, Fricka one of them. At first Guts refuses to aid the villagers after he saved Fricka from her first abduction, [[ChangedMyMindKid but later changes his mind]] and confronts Vlad Tepes in order to slay him.

* AristocratsAreEvil
* BaldOfEvil
* EyeScream: Guts begins the fight against him by shooting a crossbow bolt into his eye.
* FatBastard: Not to the degree of the Count, we'll give him credit for that.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Implied by his obvious namesake, he would execute prisons by impaling them on stakes.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: [[SarcasmMode Gee, I wonder who.]]
* OneWingedAngel: His apostle form has the grotesque features of a bat, a bull, and a goat (not unlike Nosferatu Zodd's form, only [[EldritchAbomination more ugly]] and [[PantheraAwesome less awesome]]).

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