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[[caption-width-right:322:''"Hatred is nothing but the place where men who can't deal with sadness go."'']]


* [[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]].]]

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* [[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 [[spoiler:[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments He chooses the latter]].]]


*** [[spoiler:"''And you only thought of me as someone useful...''"]] '''''Bawling.'''''

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*** [[spoiler:"''And you only thought of me as someone useful...''"]] '''''Bawling.'''''''"]]

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* After rescuing Griffith and leaving Wyndham, the Band of the Hawk is aided by an innocent farm family who see them as heroes. Not too long after the Hawks leave, Wyald and his Black Dog Knights arrive and proceed to rape the women and slaughter the family whole. Later, the Hawks are greeted by the gruesome sight of the family's dismembered remains paraded on stakes by the Black Dog Knights. Casca and [[TheStoic Guts]] realize who the corpses belong to and are especially sickened.


** [[spoiler: ...which makes the fact that her reaction to Guts, her OneTrueLove, is '''absolute terror''' because of [[MindRape what his appearance as the Black Swordsman represents from her perspective]] is tragic, and undeniably one of the worst [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in Manga history.]]

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** [[spoiler: ...which makes the fact that her reaction to Guts, her OneTrueLove, is '''absolute terror''' because of [[MindRape what his appearance as the Black Swordsman represents from her perspective]] is tragic, and undeniably one of the worst [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in Manga history. Not only that, but those big two-page spreads of Guts with the Eclipse behind him and Griffith's tortured state pre-Eclipse pretty much spell out that she is going to remember ''everything'' that happened to her during the Eclipse.]]


** [[spoiler: ...which makes the fact that her reaction to Guts, her OneTrueLove, is '''absolute terror''' because of [[MindRape what he represents from her perspective]] is tragic, and undeniably one of the worst [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in Manga history.]]

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** [[spoiler: ...which makes the fact that her reaction to Guts, her OneTrueLove, is '''absolute terror''' because of [[MindRape what he his appearance as the Black Swordsman represents from her perspective]] is tragic, and undeniably one of the worst [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in Manga history.]]

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*** Even made worse with the possibility that seeing him again will break her mind once more. These two honestly can't really catch a break.

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* After years and years of Casca being in her mind-broken state, she's finally brought to Elf Island, where she's "repaired"... [[spoiler: and it ''works''. Casca is mostly back to normal again, speaking and talking to Farnese and Schierke, and has been healed from the events of the Eclipse. Seeing one of the most important characters of the manga back to her old self is nothing short of a miracle.]]
** [[spoiler: ...which makes the fact that her reaction to Guts, her OneTrueLove, is '''absolute terror''' because of [[MindRape what he represents from her perspective]] is tragic, and undeniably one of the worst [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in Manga history.]]


* The demonic assault and horrific slaughter of his comrades left Corkus so afraid that he becomes struck with detachment as horror after horror appears with no apparent way out. While he is savvy enough not to be fooled by the sudden appearance of an enticing, nude woman in such a place, he is nonetheless so distraught that he embraces her anyway, looking for ''any'' sort of comfort in the terrible dimension. He doesn't even let go when the demon reveals it's guise.

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* The demonic assault and horrific slaughter of his comrades left Corkus so afraid that he becomes struck with detachment as horror after horror appears arrives with no apparent way out. While he is savvy enough not to be fooled by the sudden appearance of an enticing, nude woman in such a place, he is nonetheless so distraught that he embraces her anyway, looking for ''any'' sort of comfort in the terrible dimension. He doesn't even let go when the demon reveals it's removes its guise.

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* The demonic assault and horrific slaughter of his comrades left Corkus so afraid that he becomes struck with detachment as horror after horror appears with no apparent way out. While he is savvy enough not to be fooled by the sudden appearance of an enticing, nude woman in such a place, he is nonetheless so distraught that he embraces her anyway, looking for ''any'' sort of comfort in the terrible dimension. He doesn't even let go when the demon reveals it's guise.

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** Where does the interpretation that Griffith hated Guts and tried to strangle him here come from? Another more common interpretation is that Griffith greatly missed Guts and couldn't believe that he was seeing him again, thus his gesture to touch Guts to feel if he was really there. His resentment towards Guts is implied to have been truly born when he saw him and Casca being intimate.

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* The King of Midland's relationship with his daughter Charlotte is quite tragic, since she serves as a reminder of her mother. He takes Griffith having sex with Charlotte very personally and [[spoiler:when he fails in trying to rape her, she disowns him and he regrets what he did]].

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** What Griffith does just after trying to strangle Guts is just as depressing. After seeing Guts crying, his own eyes slowly crease as he lets his hand drop and on rest on Guts'. For one brief second, Griffith was able to put aside his hatred for Guts and share his pain, and only when it was too late.


* Chapter 350 takes a look back at some of the happy memories Casca had with her friends and comrades. Seeing the woman she used to be can make one tearfully wonder how things reached to this point for her.

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* Chapter 350 takes a look back at some of the happy happier memories Casca had with her friends and comrades. Seeing the woman she used to be is a tearful reminder of just how cruel the "hands of fate" can make one tearfully wonder how things reached to this point for her.be in the Berserk-verse, and the terrible ordeals they bring down upon good people.


** In the same chapter, there's subtle yet profound sadness in the way Farnese reacts after seeing the full context of Guts' and Casca's relationship. Faced with the realization that the man she secretly yearns for has long been truly taken, Farnese proclaims out loud that the overflowing emotions she's experiencing at the moment are mere "projections" of Casca's own within the dreamworld, but Schierke (who is also coping with her unrequited crush on Guts) senses otherwise. Although she doesn't say anything, the downtrodden look on Schierke's face suggests that she knows Farnese is only lying to herself to try and maintain composure, while actually hurting deep inside. What truly makes this scene heartbreaking is how Farnese and Schierke, for all their devotion and loyalty to Guts, are met with no choice but to accept that their own feelings for him may never be reciprocated.

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** In the same chapter, there's subtle yet profound sadness in the way Farnese reacts after seeing the full context of Guts' and Casca's relationship. Faced with the realization that the man she secretly yearns for has long been truly taken, Farnese proclaims out loud that the overflowing emotions she's experiencing at the moment are mere "projections" of Casca's own within the dreamworld, but Schierke (who is also coping with her unrequited crush on Guts) senses otherwise. Although she doesn't say anything, the downtrodden look on Schierke's face suggests that she knows Farnese is only lying to herself to try and maintain composure, all the while actually hurting deep inside. What truly makes this scene heartbreaking is how Farnese and Schierke, it visually reminds readers that, for all their loyalty and devotion and loyalty to Guts, Farnese and Schierke are met left with no other choice but to accept that their own feelings for him may never be reciprocated.

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