Berserk has its share of Memetic Mutation. In fact, /r/berserk has a whole playground for memes and trolling called /r/berserklejerk which has developed progressively more opaque inside jokes. Below are some of the more notable memes bandied about by the fans:
Please add entries in the following format:
- The meme[[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary[[/labelnote]]Explanation
- This meme has been passed down through the Coborlwitz family for [arbitrary number] years!Explanation
- "Homoerotic waterfights!" Explanation
- Guts is BatmanExplanation
- Kentaro Miura is actually Filthy Frank.Explanation
- "Franku is really Kentarou Miura? Hmmmm well berserk does have quite a lot of filthy things happen..."
- Potato Casca.Explanation
Question: "I'm thinking of getting a Casca figurine for my collection, got any recommendations?"
- Seen on r/berserk:
Answer: "I hear potatoes are pretty cheap at the Supermarket these days."
- Berserk Manga goes on HiatusExplanation
- "When will they get off the boat!?"Explanation
- "Finally they're off the boat!"Explanation
- "Are they still on Elfhelm?"Explanation
- Pokémon is the next season of BerserkExplanation
- Miura's too busy playing The iDOLM@STER to work on Berserk. explanation
- Rape HorseExplanation
- Rape Horse is our lord and savior, and Moura is his prophet.explanation
- "Adult Attack!"Explanation
- Griffith did nothing wrong.explanation
- Occasionally crossed with the Penpals' "nothing wong" line.
- "Hail Griffith."◊ explanation
- Griffith says he doesn't remember the Eclipse because he was drunk, now chooses to live as a gay man.explanation
- Gattsu! Pakku! Guriffisu!explanation
- "Don't lump me together with you faggot-ass monsters."explanation
Question: "What would Guts look like as an Apostle?"
- Seen on r/berserk:
Answer: "Probably like a faggot-ass monster."
- "It was much too big to be called a sword. Massive, thick, heavy, and far too rough. Indeed, it was like a heap of raw iron."explanation
- Schnoz Dance!explanation
- Bretheren before wenches◊.explanation
- "Is this a Berserk reference?"explanation
- HOLY SHIT!! IS THAT A MOTHERFUCKING BERSERK REFERENCE◊???explanation
- Griffith ObservatoryExplanation
- The True Black SwordsmanExplanation
- "Muh dream, Guts."Explanation
- "Put your grasses on, nothing will be wong!"explanation
- "It's up 2 u!"
- "Tell me why, it's too late, it's too late!"Explanation
- Hai Yai Forces!◊explanation
- "THE GREY KNIGHT BAZUSO?!!"Explanation
- "BIG DICK BAZUSO?!!"Explanation
- "My love for you is like a truck! BERSERKER!" Explanation
- Rubber Dragonslayerexplanation
- That's some damn good anime!Explanation
- RIP Rabbit◊ Explanation
- "Oh, Tonio! He was a good man..."Explanation
- Oh my God, they killed Tonio!! You bastards!
- Rape Horse! Best anime ever!!!Explanation
- Why did they make Casca white?!Explanation
- Max immersion level. Explanation
- Guts has hotdog arms.explanation
- Careless Griffissexplanation
- "Gotta go fast!"explanation
- We need Madhouse!explanation
- Pirate Captain is a nutcracker.explanation
- They played the credits over it!? Now they're just twisting the knife!explanation
- This gif◊ has become quite popular among detractors of the show as a perfect example of how cheap and shoddy the animation can look at times. Many people who have not seen the show genuinely wondered if it was a fanmade animation for just how bad it looked. Also, people have pointed out that it looks like Guts's abs are where his pecs are supposed to be.