In which the unthinkable happens
at least the 'that was fast' screenshot can end now.
I feel the time dilation is here to ensure the party doesn't stay on the island too long. Otherwise they could easily live their lives there.
We megalithic culture now?
When will Miura make BERSERK a proper magic girl manga though?
I look forward to seeing more of Azan too.
And that's it. Next chapter scheduled for December 25th!
That was historic, my friends, and we witnessed it.
>tfw maybe we'll meet the elf king on christmas
Think of all the anons who died that did not witness this day.
what a great day to be born
are we gonna see more 13 year old fish titties on land?
I bet you're a HxH fan, stop bringing your bad luck to us.
>missing the 4k reply sticky a week ago
I guess someone should remove the "...that was fast" since that was apparently false
Isma > Schierke
>liking an impure girl that lust over older mans penis
You know she hung around in Flora's tree house and apparently time there flows differently too, because Flora doesn't changed at all in 50 years since she gave a medicine for that old dude from the village when he was a kid. So, Shierke probably was born before Guts and there is a possibility that she might be his older sister.
She'll probably die from embaressment when Guts will call her "onee-san".
Have you been living under a rock for the past 5 months?
>at least try to learn from your mistakes
oh god you're right
even this part is just a rehash of isidro going towards the giant golem
>Roderick will dine in Farneses pucci
>Serpico stayin a kek
>Guts and that used goods
>even Isidro have fish tits
only fitting we give Schierke some /ss/
>Gut's harem getting NTR'd
You don't understand neo-Miura do you?
If anything we'll get a shota/loli witch love triangle fighting for Guts' dick
If Casca gets her brain back the first thing that happens will be "who're all the chicks fawning over you" jealousy banter
I don't really want Caska to go back to normal, since she'd probably cut her hair and go back to dressing like a man.
There are probably some anons who have since died in te 7/8 years we've been on the boat, and a handful might even have glanced back and though 'I never got to witness them leaving that boat'.
However, today is indeed a good day for the living, we're now free from that never ending ride.
Retard Casca is p funny.
Hadn't even noticed the fish face here before.
She was starting to get a lot more feminine after getting Guts's D. Judeau says it at some point.
>he can finally dump all that extra baggage
WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY
Are we going to spam Bagserk jokes like the good old times?
The golden age is once again upon us
Old times? I post bagserk at every opportunity
Based Miura gave us the best xmas present
>Miura continues releasing chapters monthly
>yfw its 12 chapters a year
That's not even that much, what was the longest hiatus for? About a year and a half?
>The Idolmaster, the first game of the series, was first released in Japan on July 26, 2005 as an arcade game using...
But it makes perfect sense when you think about it
Next you're going to tell me he's perfectly healthy
I'm just glad where getting something at least every month now desu. I'm still afraid that at the end of the chapter it just says pic related.
If i get dubs, Berserk never gets finished
If I get dubs, you get a flesh eating disease
God's quads confirm it, we'll be seeing an adult Rickert and busty Erica
The guy with the sunglasses is Toshiyuki Kubooka, director of the Berserk movies. He is also the character designer of the original Idolmaster. They are laughing because they think that Miura chosed him only because idolmaster. Then they talk with Miura on the phone and he says that his favourite Idol is "Chii-chan" or Chihaya because she has a "stoic" personality like Casca.
>there are apostles posting in this thread right now
what the fuck did you just say about my waifu
Huh, so THAT's how you handle a scythe: with the two handles I've never seen before in media.
I always knew that something was wrong with scythes as portrayed in media (with a handle-less pole), as it looked rather impractical to literally reap with.
OFF THE BOAT OFF THE BOAT OFF THE BOAT
Threshing scythes really aren't straight, either. They're REALLY fucking weirdly curved.
There is a war scythe that's, I suppose, adapted from the peasant tool, which IS straight, and has no handles, and was effective enough as a pole-arm, since it's kind of hard to go wrong with "metal blade on a long stick". Pic related.
those symbols are straight out of celtic icons, and Scotland has plenty of its own stone idols.
>Start reading Berserk in first year of university years ago after downloading old TV anime series on a whim
>Hear about The Boat™
>Hear about Miura's [email protected] hiatuses
>Decide I'm not going to read any further until they're off the boat and Miura starts taking his schedule seriously again
THE TIME HAS COME
to binge-read BerserkAND SO HAVE I
Guts is so happy in this chapter.
I hope if and when things go bad they don't go horrible, instead it's something like renewed Casca wanting revenge as some have speculated. She WAS a firey lass.
I think his name was Tom Hanks. That was the name I kept moaning as he filled my ass with his wisdom.
Berserk will get a new post-Eclipse anime by 2020. Casca NTRs Guts with Serpico.
Think about it, he only really had something good taken away from him once. Gambino was by no means good, the tragedy was him realizing that a man he called "father" was a piece of shit.
I'll give you his mother though he mostly was torn up about Gambino. His mother's death was just the way of things in a shitty world.
>not including Casca in "the band"
That's why I said once. It's not like he lost Casca before or later.
He lost Godo too albeit he died of old age.
>It's not like he lost Casca before or later.
He technically did when he attacked her when possessed. Any brief friends or anyone he met dies very quickly, its even shown right at the start when the old man and the girl in the carriage die. His current party is there, but they'll either split or die, i suspect Schierke won't since she's his only ticket to becoming an 'outsider' to the whole story like Skully suggested and partly due to Miura having a weak spot for kids
All those relationships he made while the black swordsman were deliberately brief anyway, he made basically no significant connections partly because he was still hurting and partly because it was dangerous for anyone to get caught up with him.
And Godo was another natural death, not a tragedy. It was a miracle that old man was alive when he MET Guts.
I really, really hope shit doesn't go bad when Caska gets her brain healed (if she fucking does) because Guts seriously needs this, can you imagine how much weight will just fall off the guys shoulders if Caska is healed? Can you imagine how he'll act when she finally wraps her arms around him again? CAN YOU!?
Also how long has it been, in universe, since the Eclipse? If it's been a few years I imagine Caska's body will be out of training and she probably won't be able to provide much in terms of combat support if she does get healed and joins in the hunt for the God Hand
>All those relationships he made while the black swordsman were deliberately brief anyway
Doesn't negate the point that he loses everyone he meets one way or another
>partly because he was still hurting and partly because it was dangerous for anyone to get caught up with him
It still is and it still will be dangerous as long as he has the brand, and as long as he has it, tragedy will follow. Even if Casca gets cured, i seriously doubt someone of her caliber would be capable of standing up to apostles not to mention the mental strain that even was gnawing away at Guts. Inevitably he will end up losing her again one way or another
I think, going by what Skull Knight said, when Casca is healed it'll be happiness but relatively brief happiness. She'll be like Guts was 2 years ago: mad as Hell and out for revenge.
>seeing as he hasn't lost anyone else since he stopped thinking like that.
Its irrelevant, it changed when he joined up with his current party, and I'm telling you they're going to split one way or another simply if you refer to any previous case. Either that or he won't be human anymore like Skully warned him cause the party is putting a strain on him
Despite how often they've said "Guts won't end up like Skull Knight", you believe he'll still end up like Skull Knight? Guts' whole character is defying fate, not following it.
And it's not irrelevant, you're just ignoring it for some reason. His temperament, and situation made it so he wasn't connecting, both changed and now he's connecting without losses. Really, the whole point of this was to show that Guts could heal again, not that he must suffer all the time. That would go directly against what Rickert bitched to him about ages ago. His modus operandi is to stop shoving people away and to start protecting them.
I don't see why his party would always stay with him, yes, but I don't see how them splitting up should be tragic either. People come and go, they don't have to die violently or suffer a bitter parting.
This is a pretty good chapter. I mean even apart from the fact that they left the boat, it was pretty interesting, and the art seems to be good again. Also, we saw regular Puck for a few panels.
Also, I was right, time on the island is slower than outside, not faster.
>Falconia and Batman Rickert had some stunning backgrounds
They did, but I don't know, something just felt really off to me. It didn't really feel like Miura's art anymore to me. This chapter also gives me this feeling as well, but MUCH less than the last few ones.
>Guts' whole character is defying fate
And thats what Skully did too
>and situation made it so he wasn't connecting
His situation isn't changed, he still has the brand, those charms can only work for so long, especially now when the astral and physical are merged.
>His modus operandi is to stop shoving people away and to start protecting them.
His modus operandi is swinging his sword flavored with revenge, i doubt that making Casca normal would make him give up on it.
>the whole point of this was to show that Guts could heal again, not that he must suffer all the time
His situation won't allow it, no matter how much he wishes for it
>but I don't see how them splitting up should be tragic either
They either stay on the island, which i doubt Griffith will leave alone since its loaded with witches, or they leave it, in a world that's now merged with the astral one, meaning its even more dangerous than before.
>Puck the Jar Jar of Berserk
I had hoped that returning to Elfhelm would show the grounded side of his character again, but his comic relief has grated on me ever since the Eclipse ended.
>His situation isn't changed, he still has the brand, those charms can only work for so long, especially now when the astral and physical are merged.
Getting rid of it is one of his goals.
>His modus operandi is swinging his sword flavored with revenge, i doubt that making Casca normal would make him give up on it.
Just wrong. Incorrect. Reread post-conviction. He's given up on revenge and sworn to protect. While revenge still remains at his back, he put it away. Put it in chains, in fact.
>His situation won't allow it, no matter how much he wishes for it
He's not simply wishing. Are you even reading this? He's trying. The whole reason he's trying is since he used to have this mindset you're claiming, about how it was pretty much hopeless so just fuck it. Miura could go BUT IT STILL DIDN'T MATTER IN THE END but that would be HORRIBLE writing. Doing the same thing twice by building things up and taking it all away should just make most readers roll their eyes.
>They either stay on the island, which i doubt Griffith will leave alone since its loaded with witches, or they leave it, in a world that's now merged with the astral one, meaning its even more dangerous than before.
and where's the tragedy
>He's given up on revenge and sworn to protect
Till he restores Casca
>Doing the same thing twice by building things up and taking it all away should just make most readers roll their eyes
As opposed to what? The power of friendship stopping 5 literal gods? Come on.
Are you seriously expecting some happy ending? Pay more attention to Skully's foreshadowing
>and where's the tragedy
The only one who could potentially handle themselves in the whole party against the monsters is Schierke, and even she is helpless if its a tougher enemy. The whole party's been relying on Guts and its placing an even bigger burden on him. The fox will probably have a hand in this too
holy shit what if this is what miura planned
>grown up rickert
"guts we need you to kill griffith, he's going to sacrifice the whole world or something"
if he comes back he will be old and senile and only returned to die there
I don't want this
He's taken up a mask of anonymity and doesn't think anybody recognises who he is. Serpico just sort of plays along and Farnesse hasn't commented on it at all.
>>Till he restores Casca
You literally made that up. He's never said what he wants to do after restoring Casca. He intended to go to Elf Island to protect her, he didn't even know she could be healed until recently.
>As opposed to what? The power of friendship stopping 5 literal gods? Come on.
Why are you assuming this will end with Guts defeating the God Hand? Why do you think the ending has to be binary black or white?
Ah, forgot about that bit.
Shame they haven't done any catching up with what happened to them after the group split up. Think the Holy Knight would comment on his old commander practicing magic.
>Why do you think the ending has to be binary black or white?
Why do you? The whole world's basically turned to shit, i'd say it close to black.
>Why are you assuming this will end with Guts defeating the God Hand?
I'm not, I'm only assuming that he'll try and kill Femto at least.
>He's never said what he wants to do after restoring Casca
Its heavily implied, Skully also warns him that what he wants and what she wants are probably not the same thing
What else is there for him? He even notes how him and Griffith are on the same ground now, meaning he's still bent on killing him. Restoring Casca doesn't mean they'll go and live in a cottage somewhere, the whole world is now full of demons and even if they got rid of the brand its still really bad for humans out there.
>The band of hawks adored griffith
>Falconia pretty much worships griffith
>Behelit powered by betrayal
Gurifisu is just fattening up his next sacrifice f a m. lol at people who say he's become a good guy
>Why do you?
Do you know how to read? When I said "why do you think it's binary", my very obvious implication was "I don't think it's binary". I'll further break it down: I think the ending will be bittersweet at beast.
>>Why are you assuming this will end with Guts defeating the God Hand?
>The power of friendship stopping 5 literal gods?
why would you say this if you thought Guts wouldn't clash with them
>Its heavily implied
No, it really hasn't. You could make strong arguments for him wanting to stay put in elf island or go back to Midland. Hell
>Skully also warns him that what he wants and what she wants are probably not the same thing
PROBABLY means what Casca wants will be bad. Guts has spent around 2, maybe 3 years developing character and healing. Casca has not.
He was always guided more by "knights honour" than Holy See teachings so he's probably doing okay.
I just got reminded that back in Conviction they kept hinting at some terrible event that happened to him involving the people he was trying to protect in the past. I wonder if we'll ever hear about that.
What else does he have to gain?
Griffith wanted to rule, and now he does. I don't think he's morally reformed or anything, but I don't see why he'd build up Falconia as just another sacrifice. Seems pointless.
What's another sacrifice to him now? He can always excuse it to himself, the more power he gets the more stuff he can do until in the end he fully embraces the fact that he wants power for its own sake.
>hy would you say this if you thought Guts wouldn't clash with them
You know, I'm not him, but I'm starting to think that it's not so silly, after all. They don't seem outrageously powerful compared to actual gods.
>I wonder if we'll ever hear about that.
I hope so.
Do you have any proof of that? They all seem equal to me.
>why would you say this if you thought Guts wouldn't clash with them
I was making a point how its as equally shit writing as losing something again.
>I'll further break it down: I think the ending will be bittersweet at beast.
And here you were complaining about horrible writing. Anything short of either killing Femto or Guts dying in the attempt would be shit writing. So yeah, maybe it is binary, but any other way would not make any sense, Guts is a warrior at heart, meaning he will search for conflict.
>No, it really hasn't.
Do you seriously believe Guts will be content with protecting Casca for the rest of his life? Get real
>PROBABLY means what Casca wants will be bad
There's also the foreshadowing about fate being a spiral, even if there's deviations, Gut will end up in some way as SK has.
It would be kind of neat if it happened, and seeing Guts be the one to try and calm Caska's rage, knowing full well what being mindlessly angry will do to you and what path it sets one on. He would be the best person to do it
Power over what? The power Griffith wanted was always characterized in rising above other people, not staring into the abyss like Void apparently does in his off-time.
Not to mention any other heights he wants to achieve he has the power to do so. He's an Apostle, a God Hand, has enough power to bend space to his will, commands legions of other Apostles who follow his every command, and now he has a massive kingdom of feverishly devoted people. He could command them to do anything and they will follow his word without question.
He could give up fighting. He probably won't though.
He has realized there's something worth living for, and that revenge isn't everything. He still probably wants to kill Griffith though.
He very well could spend the rest of his life trying to protect Casca. Doesn't mean that's what she wants.
Thing's aren't concrete.
Generally, in fiction, the scope of the story coincides with "this time, it's different." So fate may be defied.
I can't anymore. I think you're full of shit, and if I broke down a post of yours again I'd be going in circles.
You seem to have firm beliefs, but I think your beliefs are wrong. I think the way the story has been written to this point generally suggests it will go the opposite way you expect.
>He has realized there's something worth living for, and that revenge isn't everything
This has been explored as far back as Golden Age, remember the talk about sparks?
>Thing's aren't concrete
Him living by the sword his whole life is.
>So fate may be defied.
GH remark him as a fish jumping upstream, and Skully tells him he has to be 'outside' the story to avoid fate entirely, which probably means he won't be with Casca again or maybe even the whole party.
>I think you're full of shit
I think you are too, everything you expect is way out of character for Guts
>I think the way the story has been written to this point generally suggests it will go the opposite way you expect.
And i think the way things have been built up, its basically going to be another giant slap to Guts face to remind him of why he can't have any peace, especially with all the things about the armor coming to fruition that SK warned him about
The whole thing with him gaining a family and then losing it has been subverted by him gaining another, but this time not abandoning them because of his own insecurities.
He has lived by his sword his whole life, which doesn't mean that can't change.
I can't guess how the story will end, but if what's happened so far is any indication, things are already very different than the last loop, if the planes merging is any indication.
Sounds familiar in a way
at least with Getter Robo we had some badass panels to end off with and we'd already seen the future in story when Ishikawa died so it sucked but didnt ruin the series by any means
but with Miura itd be a 100% cliffhanger that you couldnt even speculate about
itd be so fucking bad man
>but this time not abandoning them because of his own insecurities
It was only in part cause of it, it was never shown if he would settle down with them even if he didn't hear the whole 'friend' speech
>which doesn't mean that can't change.
Sure it can change,but it would probably be after killing Femto and it somehow reversing the whole merger of the astral and physical planes. He can't put down the sword, especially now with mythical creatures everywhere.
Development doesn't mean changing what he fundamentally is
>things are already very different than the last loop
Are they? Its even more apparent that Guts can't abandon fighting even if he somehow erased the brand. Griffith is now on the same plane as him, there's monsters everywhere, apostles are bloodthirsty who are being reined in temporarily
>If anything we'll get a shota/loli witch love triangle fighting for Guts' dick
Since when did Miura do shota? Okay, there are some naked boys, but none of them are gay or interested in gay.
ah, this one's new to me
>I wonder if he still believes in his religion after everything that he saw.
Why wouldn't he? The prophecies are literally becoming true before his eyes.
I mean, would you doubt Christianity if Jesus literally comes back with a literal sword and literally BTFOs the literal Antichrist?
It should be plainly clear that Skull Knight is a previous king of Midland who went on a journey similar in nature to Guts's in the past, and that history may repeat itself as Guts contnues to sacrifice his humanity for revenge.
Godhand will likely get backstory much closer to the end of the manga. I thought that Guts was going to murder members of the Godhand one by one over the course of the entire story, but when I read that quote from Miura from several years back saying we were over 60% through Berserk's plot I started thinking maybe he'd kill them mostly all at once, if at all.
She felt extremely guilty about this. It's also pretty obvious for anyone who read Conviction that she was sincere in her beliefs, and not pretending for personal interests.
She isn't crazy, just has a few issues.
Isma is so fucking adorable every time she appears on the page in this chapter.
post yfw Casca is gonna get her memory back and a piece of the Golden Age will return.
I miss the Band of the Hawk.
The way I see it there are 2 paths for Miura to take
Either go oldschool Miura and make her break down and try to kill herself and curse Guts for being the one to blame. They have to leaver her in the island to recover and Guts goes full GRIFFITH darkness again
Or make an emotional moment of weakness she is able to overcome with Guts and rejoin the group as a no longer retarded person. Everyone's happy
>I guess someone should remove the "...that was fast" since that was apparently false
Yeah, I did it
I thought people would get the joke
Well, that's not a very nice thing to say.
>Ghost ships, sea monsters, mermaids
>Junji Ito takes over
Fucking trolls man, they'd rape anything,.
Why does shit like pic related get me hard and turned on. Is it the whole concept of animals raping women or the way the art design is done?
Here's the picture.
Got does that raise my dick more than the loli's.
More troll rape.
Weren't the women hypnoitsed or something?
I remember abit in the manga where one of the women was dumped in the corner and gave birth to like, a creature from the trolls sperm as Guts watched in horror.
Someone post it, can't find it.
what are you even doing
I think it's been building up to more of a middle ground.
I want Casca to recover and join Guts, but it's not going to be as simple as a quick back-and-forth with the Elf King.
>select all images with boats
>Elfheim is still protected by a magical barrier
>But by Guts and Casca entering it, they put a hole in it
>Delays in getting to the elf king lead to him getting terribly ill
>Crew feels the passing of time and needs to meet with him
>Finally push in to meet him
>Guts' brand sets on fire, immediately breaking the seal
>"I always wanted to anex this island to my nation..."
>Elf king is Void
>Corruption of Elfheim puts the flow of time out of whack
>Guts berserks and fights Void
>He forces the god hand to flee through the World Tree branches, with the elven crown
>Puck is named (honorary) king
>The elves heal Guts
>Casca loses her fear of him and begins healing, slowly
>Old Rickert shows up on his own boat
>He drags Guts back to the real world to take down Griffith
>It's time for the eclipse once again
>Guts activates the behelit, it brands Casca as a sacrifice
>God Hand has to all assemble
>Causality is suspended, God Hand is mortal
>He refuses to actually sacrifice her
>Drags out the Eclipse so he can fight Griffith on even ground
>Kills him, breaking open his armor
>Sees the brand of sacrifice on Griffith's body as well
>He's forced to become a God Hand so that he can kill Griffith by usurping his position
>Casca survives and slowly heals with only vague memories of Guts
>He lurks in the night forevermore, reigning in the apostles and protecting her
Would you be satisfied with that ending?
>This entire chapter
The bliss I get from guts swinging that leap of iron and saying a one liner is unparalleled.
>Time is different
>Cut off from the rest of the world
Guts could live on the island with Casca if she gets fixed up.
I just assumed the scanlations came out today. Maybe you just aren't smart enough to come to that conclusion.
>Some anons really died waiting for Guts to get off the boat
so, the panel where guts -I think- says, wow we sure got here quickly, that was in the early translation by an anon was just a joke, hm?
Pity, I'd have enjoyed miura actually making this pun.
>this is Guts's current party
Fuckdammit, Miura pls nerf this bullshit
>implying it's not going to take 8 years for Guts to get off the island
If they get off in like 3 chapters and 8 years have gone by when they get off the island that'd be fucking hilarious I just thought about that
We find the balance between plot purposes, tone, and Miura's preferences.
Guts - Not going anywhere.
>Plot Relevant Tier:
Casca - Drove the group's motivations for so long that her death or narrative abandonment would be highly unlikely.
Farnese- Potentially the most developed member of Guts's party, her connections and desire to learn magic establish solid potential for her character arc.
Serpico- Though skillful in the party dynamic, his role revolves around Farnese's safety, inviting potential tragedy for one or the other.
Rodrick- The group's chauffeur. Not a major player yet, but his presence should be expected for as long as Guts is still in need of a ship (it will never end).
Shierke- Heavy contributor and a voice of reason that Miura clearly has a soft spot for. The way the plot is going, Shierke's skill-set is vital to the group.
>Comic Relief Tier
Magnifico- Despite his introduction, he has contributed little beyond his connection to Rodrick. Expect sudden development of his ambitions, or dumping him off at the next port.
Ivalera- Female Puck, generally inoffensive, but outside of being a healer, she's vestigial to the plot at hand.
Isidro: If he were going to get himself killed, it would have happened by now. His role as Guts's shonen protege is expected to last.
Isma- If she's still around after her introductory arc, she'll probably be around for the long term.
Azan- Potential as the team's heavy hitter, but less emotional relevance to the group as of late. Expect backstory, or heroic sacrifice.
Puck - No longer necessary as Guts's moral compass or guide to Elfhelm, his purposes will continually devolve solely to media references and slapstick as time goes on.
I actually fapped to that. I was 14 at the time. Damn, I was an idiot.
I want Puck to die. Miura wrote him into the sad corner of annoying comic relief, from which there is clearly no escape. If he dies, it will be THE event the manga needs to go right back to its darker tones.
>The fairy realm did not exist in the human realm until griffith fuck the world
Then how the fuck did Puck get into our realm beforehand? You're telling me a bird can cross dimensions when gods and shit can't?
>guts is still handsome as fuck
>Puck is still a cute little fucktoy that deserves my semen
Things couldn't get any better.
I finally got my shit together and read all of Berserk after hearing of the boat miracle, just finished today.
It really was amazing to see how this story moved from "incredibly dark and edgy medieval Europe with a side of supernatural" into literally Dungeons & Dragons.
How was the change for you guys who where there reading every chapter as it came out?
Puck has been an important, even vital part of the team since the beginning. No real Berserk fan would seriously suggest that he should die. Miura just needs to stop with the boring jokes, that's all.
It's still kind of jarring comparing the new stuff to the first few arcs.
While I like most of the new group, I do miss the grounded conflict of the Golden Age. The tone was more consistent, and magic was about brief flights into the unknown as opposed to the factor that wins every battle nowadays.
Not that the progression of magic abilities doesn't make sense, considering what Guts is going to have to face by the end, but I do prefer a tactical fight between him and Serpico over a flashy death-match in the Berserker armor.
Friendly reminder that they are on an island now and there is only one way off the island.
>No real Berserk fan would seriously suggest that he should die.
Eh, I didn't mind Puck in the beginning, but he just represents a constant 4th wall joke to me now. A doodle against the backdrop of an otherwise magnificently drawn series.
I doubt he'll die after all this time, but that doesn't make me a fan of his screen-time.
You're fucking stupid and have no clue what I see in him. I'd rather not share it with you because you are unworthy. No longer respond to me in this thread.
>You're fucking stupid and have no clue what I see in him
>I'd rather not share it with you
Why do you get mad at me for not knowing something you refuse to tell me?
I do agree. I think his more humanoid version is a lot sexier.
It was nice when he was capable of expressing emotion.
>yfw Puck's slapstick behavior is his way of hiding and coping with the extreme trauma from accompanying Guts on his journey
Think about it. He was just a little elf, communing with the forest creatures and drinking nectar from the flowers or whatever the fuck it is elfs do, without a care in the world. Then all of a sudden he's seeing unearthly abominations, people being ripped apart and killed in gruesome ways, horrible disease, misery, war, strife, rape, troll rape and demonic creatures from the underworld.
Puck is broken.
Remember when Guts saved Mami?
She is branded, you know