If we discount all the time travelling/time looping protagonists, has any character suffered worse than Guts has?
>all the time travelling/time looping protagonists
Literally opposite of the thread, but does anyone have a list?
Time looping is my fetish.
I even read fanfiction with it.
>kira kills several dozen people throughost most of his adult life
> barred from hell and gets a cool suit
>diavolo sells drugs, occasionally to children, kills a few gangsters
>INFINITE DEATH LOOP MOOBA MOOBA
As much as I hate the schedule we are currently on I'm glad it isn't rushed, for whatever that's worth.
I've never read it, but the impression I got from what I know of it, is that he's emotionless. I can't imagine feeling anything after walking for tens of thousands of years. Does he actually suffer?
Read No Longer Human or watch the first 3 episodes of Aoi Bungaku it's really good and the Maine character has a shit life
>the Maine character has a shit life
He has a fine life, he's just a depressed headcase who fucks things up himself and hurts even when he isn't fucking things up.
Entitled little shit you are. Try being a Getter Robo fan
>mangaka dies at the exact point Shit hits the fan in the story and major revelations were being set up
Id rather he keep his art and story quality up than having to rush it like 95% of mangaka/comic book writers in history. His schedule is a writers dream
Persona 3's protag just understood all the good parts of humanity enough to fuse with the persona that is the antithesis to all the bad parts that wanted to get out. And since that Persona was jesus, he's probably dead and moved on.
I think She's on par with Guts.
Magi wouldn't be the same manga without Alibaba suffering.
griffith deserved everything he had coming to him, but guts literally did fuck all to anyone. guts fucking went and did WHAT GRIFFITH WANTED FROM A TRUE FRIEND and then ends up losing an eye, losing an arm, and watching his cumdumpster get raped... and she lost her mind and guts's unborn child became a demon and he has to fight evil spirits every night.
I was gonna say that. Guts kills a lot of people, more than he probably has to. I mean, it's sort of his job, but he kills a lot of people.
He also worked a considerable period of time as a mercenary and no doubt enabled the atrocities of other, differently inclined mercenaries that got their "rape, murder, and steal" on liberally successfully because he helped win.
Never mind him killing a fucking kid during that assassination mission.
A totally innocent kid.
But seriously, inbetween "killing a lot of people" and enabling the success of other, worse mercenaries than himself he has a lot to answer for.
This nigga is creepy in every single shot of him smiling
As someone else in this thread has already mentioned, I think the only character who has suffered on par with Guts is Killy from Blame!
And no he isn't emotionless, he just seems that way after all the suffering.
Nigga spends 1000s of years wandering through a hostile dystopian wasteland and all his companions end up dead. In terms of length of time spent suffering, Killy even has Guts beat. At least Guts has only suffered for a few decades.
Also, since Killy is immportal, and his dedication to his mission absolute, it's likely he will continue his existence of suffering for near eternity.