Characters: Berserk Casca
Voiced by: Yuko Miyamura (Japanese, TV series), Toa Yukinari (Japanese, movies), Carrie Keranen (English, TV series and movies), BJ Ward (Sword of the Berserk English)
"Maybe there is a place for me within this man. And not only can he give to me. Maybe this time I can also give something of worth in return."
"Forget about what you can't understand. Focus on what you can do."
The female lead of the series, Casca first appears as a dark-skinned
, extremely capable Action Girl
in charge of her own platoon of soldiers. Second only to Guts and Griffith at swordsmanship, she is highly respected by her fellows among the Hawks. She initially despises Guts out of jealousy over his rapid rise in the Hawks and Griffith's immediate affection towards him, but later grows to respect and become attracted to him. She was recruited into the Hawks after being saved by Griffith from a rape attempt,
and idolizes Griffith as a result. The relationship between the three
is... very complicated
She temporarily commands the Hawks during Griffith's imprisonment and eventually becomes Guts' Love Interest
, after she realizes Griffith has no place in his heart for her, while Guts always had a HUGE soft spot for her.
Like all her comrades of the Hawks, Casca was branded as a sacrifice during the Eclipse, in addition to getting brutally raped by Femto
. Like Guts, she survives. Unlike Guts, she becomes insane
after her horrific ordeal and behaves as a small child, with no recollection of her surroundings or her past with Guts
. She also gives birth to a Fetus Terrible
, the son she and Guts would have had were it not tainted by Femto's rape
. Despite all that happened to her, she still sometimes shows glimpses of her former self, especially when put in mortal danger.
After the Eclipse, she is left in the care of fellow survivor Rickert while Guts hunts for Griffith
. The two are reunited two years later during the mock Eclipse at the Tower of Punishment, after which Guts decides to care for her himself. This turns out to be more difficult than he expects, and his frustration at the trouble he has protecting her, along with the urgings of his Super-Powered Evil Side
, leads him to nearly rape Casca.
Casca now fears Guts and wants nothing to do with him, made even more painful for him since she is the only reason why he decided to change his ways
. She is instead looked after by Farnese and finding the cure
to her state is the reason for Guts and his party's are current journey to Elfheim.