Back to schedule, boys
I lost everything thanks to a virus.
I'll have to rebuild.
Fuck, i was typing out of memory. it's been too long.
>Think I've been missing thread after thread
>It was just holiday hiatus
Went better than expected
Yeah I should've just at least announced it but the trip thing was unexpected.
Pretty good I don't see any problem.
I would imagine it's rather hard to draw a beginning of an implotion, but Miura doesn't fail.
So did he stop because of Guts? It seems strange that he didn't have any problem with killing everyone and raping Casca in front of him, but now he doesn't have the balls to finish the job.
By the way, are those Dark Horse translations?
>did he stop because of Guts?
maybe, he looks at his hand with curiosity afterwards. Probably thinking weather he has let go of his human attachment. This is probably also why he visited guts after his rebirth.
I like it how Skull Knight attacked only Void even though He doesn't need to.
He is specifically telling him to go fuck yourself.
He fucked the bitch who killed him.
He was a good boy, he never hurt anybody
You are alive only thanks to elves, you should thank Puck more often.
Very likely he was the previous wearer of the berserker armor. As to how he became that undead thing, who knows. He was friends with Flora so it's entirely possible some kind of magic was used to transform him into that when his human body could no longer support feeding the armor. That's only my take on it, we might never really know.
It would seem so. Didn't Schrieke or Flora say that the previous owner of the berserker's armour fought until all of his bones were broken and all of his blood gushed out? And obviously judging by the initial look of the armour the previous owner was SK. And now he seems to be the armour itself, with perhaps his soul somehow bound to it. I wonder how did he change the armour though.
So It was actually gutts´ child? I remember he had sex with casca and there couldn´t have been fetus already in her womb just after a week since she got raped by griffith. So the black haired kid that randomly appears is their child right? Thanks for posting this It made me remember some things
And that's that.
Dunnow if I'll continue the Stupid Love Shit dumps. Probably will though if I'll take a skip day it'll be on those days.
Skull Knight is fucking King Gaiseric, its made rather obvious in this panel.
He's the one who used a behelit in the depths of the original city that Falconia now rests upon, and that the prior city sat upon as well, you saw a brief glimpse of where all the branded where sacrificed at the bottom of the torture dungeons pitfall, and if he didn't use the behelit, he was present for the eclipse ceremony, and hes probably a branded that survived just like Guts did.
He fights the godhand, I doubt he himself ever used a behelit
at least how it's meant to be usedit seem more likely that the behelit was used by the sage whom Gaiseric trapped in the tower of conviction. That sage could be Void, but that assumption is based only on his appearence - big brain signifying wisdom, sewn eyes, cut ears and spread skin that could be left from him being tortured.
What bothers me is that if it was him who used the behelit, and the citizens of Gaiseric's capital were the sacrifice, it means that the sage had to care about them. That makes Gaiseric look more like the bad guy, which fits Charlotte's story (I think she said that the angels came to the city to punish Gaiseric for something).
My interpretation was that Void was a religious leader who went too far or gained too much fanatical popularity. Skull night imprisoned him and probably had him tortured out of concern for the direction the country was going in. Void probably did care about the citizens and they cared for him, allowing him to sacrifice the entire country except Skull Knight who hated his guts.
>by a person you look up to-turned demon
in a world where up until that point there is few signs of anything supernatural even existing
>in a pool of your comerades blood
>surrounded by huge monsters
>with your lover watching pinned down, cut arm and eye being gauged out
Yeah, I think it could be rather scarring.
Again, consider that berserk had a rather realistic world up until that point in the story.
It's all up in the air...I would love for Miura to go into more detail about this at some stage, because out of most of the characters in the manga, Skull Knight is easily the most intriguing...You could be right about the sage being Void, and that's why Skull Knight seems to go out of his way to attack him when the opportunity presents itself...but then I also have this feeling he could have used the behelit himself, though if he were an Apostle, I'm not sure he could rebel against God Hand..aren't they pretty much compelled to do their bidding in some form?
They're not compelled to do anything really. Think about Ganishka, he openly confronted Griffith - a godhand.
By the way I forgot to mention in my earlier post, but I don't think Skull Knight is branded either. Notice how the ghost don't even bother with him while Guts does all the fighting. here >>135701724
You make a good point..I forgot how Ganishka was an Apostle...then he quite possibly is also one himself, would explain how hes taken on this skeletal form that resembles his favourite armour motif (or as others have mentioned, him being the previous owner of the Berserker armour, his Apostle form could of taken form as something similar).
Is it really that hard to believe the trauma of the Eclipse which is pretty much Hell as we imagine it can break a human mind? If anything, it'd be kinda hard to believe she'd retain any sense of sanity after that. The human ego is not that strong, as our long history of torture proves.
Consider the following proposition/theory:
Void only came into contact with the Idea of Evil because he destroyed (or lost) his five senses (look at his design - he has no nose, no eyes, no ears, etc), thus losing all perception of the physical world. All that could remain to him was the "concept of causality": he could still think, and those thoughts were ordered. Thereupon, he gained insight into the greatest depths of the spiritual world (either gradually or instantly, whatever), discovering the Idea of Evil and coming to understand a massive extent of the nature of reality, both physical and spiritual; and was granted power unimaginable by the Idea. Void bridged the gap between the physical and spiritual worlds by existing in both, something the Idea of Evil was (and is) incapable of doing: in a crippled physical body (sound familiar?) that lacked sensation, and in a spiritual body that possessed great power. The irony and meaning of his spiritual form, which prominently displays his brain on the outside of his skull, is that his brain or mind triumphed over the frailty and transience of physical sensation. He was granted certain powers unavailable to others (the Brand, whatever else he can do) as the "original Apostle of the Idea of Evil", and established the God Hand system by virtue of his own design, not by orders of the Idea or anything.
Does this make sense to anyone else? I honestly think this covers pretty much everything that we know about Void at this point and fills in all of the holes that are created by what we don't know about him.
4th time is when the kid from the apostle fat guy in the castle calls him all kinds of mean things
once was when he got ntr'd, second one is the sprint, and 3rd is what you mentioned
I'm sure he cries more, its been awhile since I read it
Isn't all that Godhand shit tied to a cycle? What I mean is that there is a possibility that there were other 5 godhand members back in the past and they vanished because of various circumstances and now it's just another cycle.
It's heavily implied that Void was tortured by Gaeseric, rather than it being self inflicted. But I agree that Void is a very religious individual, his name probably reflects that he compeltley removed his humanity, his suffering, his earthly desires and his personality to transcend into a higher plane of perception and existence. The rise of monotheism, and demonic influence in the Berserk universe are probably because he made first contact with the Idea of Evil.
Since incarnation ceremonies feature God Hand members it's unlikely that the first one, Voids went the same way, for instance, we know that no apostles existed before this period, all of Void's sacrifices were killed by natural disaster, none of the branded corpses were eviscerated.
One of the tenants of the God Hand and the Idea of Evil seems to be that humanity as a collective should shape the existence of the entire universe, this is consistent with Monotheism in general since most have a human dominated perspective on the world, such as that man has dominion over animals, humans were created in Gods image. The Holy See is without knowing it stifling the influence of polytheistic gods of the Berserk universe and other astral beings such as the elves and witches by destroying their settlements and persuading the masses to shun them.
One thing I recently noticed is the slight differences between Guts' Pre Berserker amour, his post Black Swordsman armour (17-25) has black armour on the legs and feet, and shell like shoulder armour. Whilst the Black Swordsman armour (1-3 & 14) has plated shoulder armour, black trousers, large boots and that weird groin protector.
The Gaiseric/Void/sage trilemma is incredibly unclear - a lot of people think Void himself was Gaiseric, among other things. I can't say I have any ideas on where he is/what happened to him in that train of thought.
Whereas his Lost Children arc armour (14-17) Has leathery armour around his trousers and armour on his lower legs. It's interesting that Miura never misses the minor details.
It's shown to have *maybe* affected his performance on at least one (maybe 2?) occasion(s), when Isidro shouted at Guts about the Kushan assassins to his right.
Pragmatically speaking, I think Miura just gave Guts augmented hearing/other senses on his right side.
>It's interesting that Miura never misses the minor details.
Of course, he drew the whole damn thing. Everything is in the picture only because Miura put it there. Does he even have assistants?
I'm more surprised when artists forget the details of their own work, makes me think they don't really care about it.
>Of course, he drew the whole damn thing. Everything is in the picture only because Miura put it there.
>Does he even have assistants?
Yes. He was asked long ago about a crucifix seen in the background of one of the pages related to the Holy See; whether it was supposed to indicate the connection between the two, and he replied that an assistant must have drawn it without him noticing because he would never have drawn that or allowed it.
Skull Knight knows a massive amount of information about the spirit world and the God Hand to which we aren't privy. It could easily, simply be that he's aware that Void's survival/existence is the key to the entire system; bearing little relevance to their interpersonal relationship.
Not saying that's what it is, just that it's possible.
>Miura also releases 1 chapter every 3 years
2000 - 20
2001 - 20
2002 - 20
2003 - 19
2004 - 17
2005 - 17
2006 - 14
2007 - 12
2008 - 9
2009 - 8
2010 - 9
2011 - 7
2012 - 8
2013 - 0
2014 - 4
2015 - 6
And as we know, at least one in 2016 (summer)
everytime I come across the bidurial thread I find myself reading AGAIN some chapters
like this part, and I forgot how brutal this was
jesus hector christopher
Yeah, sting his anus. Why the fuck not.
I honestly can understand people not picking up unfinished stories. I won't pick up anything unless (it's finished) I know it won't finish within the next 10 years.
Skull Knight will probably behelit blade his regenerating ass to death at some point.
I really want Guts to settle things with that faggot dragon apostle first though, Zodd at least showed Guts some respect.
Yea. Seems like he's the typical Rival of the MC who helps him out from time to time. Which is fine by me, cause I love the interaction between Guts and Zodd.
I do want to see more of Zodd and Skull Knight though.
>hahaha this human who has been on his feet since the Conviction arc and just fought a 1000 trolls can barely make me lift my sword in effort is this what you were afraid of?
>readers face when
But it was all worth it after Guts put on the Berserker armor and taught his bitch ass a lesson.
Why are there no more grotesque apostle designs?
>tfw half these demons snacked on Judeau before raping Casca
Is this a new chapter with Skull Knight?
I kinda stopped following Berserk because of that sailing nonsense.
Not grotesque, but that one that killed Judeau really freaked me out, especially to see it in the movie. I mean jesus christ if I saw this thing I'd be frozen on the spot because it's so creepy.
What's say Gaseiric/Skull Knight is king for that story those years back. Sage /Void is is the sage wizard too, yeah? Now let's say Gaseric is `pagan` worshipping Flora/Schierke`s magic spirits/Kings/religion, Void doesn't like it and wants a new one, and what's a new faith coming up at that time but the faith of the Holy See (serving the one true`God`:of evil) .Void converts/believes in Holy See, but as most like King Gaseiric are pagan its small (think early Christianity in the Roman empire). Void doesn't like this and wants to spread the Holy sees faith. He eventually succeeds and gains followers, maybe even eventually most of/entire country. Faith is still underground beneath the kings nose. Since past canons said you have to care at least a bit for your sacrifices,Void `cared` for his followers (like Griffith for the hawk,cared but none were his equals). Void and/or his followers do something/catch the kings eye, king takes void, maybe some followers too and tortures them. Void came into possession of red behelit at some point uses it summons Godhand, turns Sage into Void by sacrificing the his followers /country(if country think FMA:B) style with father) all except for Gaseiric ( later the story says the Godhand/angels descended to punish him ( for not believing in one true `God` of evil /Deus Vult, Convert or Die/maybe?). Holy See grows bigger/spreads. ,Gaseiric dons Berserker armour, fights until last drop of blood, becomes skill knight later. Theory I just came up with but that's it
The twitching and freakish movement only made it worse. Kind of like watching a Japanese horror movie spirit. But even without it, it's general appearance makes me 'nope.' The "newer" apostles seem less freakish in comparison to Eclipse. they're more general monster like. Unique, but still less a mass of limbs and body parts. Irvine is my favorite, but I hate that I'm sympathizing with something that Guts is gonna turn into mincemeat.... eventually.
The thing I like about apostles is that you can gleam what kind of person they are from how they look like. Their desires and attitued are reflected in their physical forms. From this, it's not easy to infer what kind of person turns into a giant cock, or a cock monster with four stomachs and a big mouth.
But that ...thing that killed Judeau. I'v stayed awake thinking about what kind of person led to that.
On that note, there's a fucking Blue Whale apostle and I've thought about him, too.
Yeah, good old Berserk.
Miura was writing his magnum opus right until the second eclipse.