Doesn't it hurt to do this? Wouldn't he realistically have sliced himself in half by standing on the sword?
A sword has to cut through muscle, bone, and organs, which aren't distributed evenly. The cut may change its angle when the sword encounters uneven resistance, and it could even bounce off or get stuck in a hard material like bone. On top of that he is trying to move. He's going to lose chunks of his feet, then lose his balance fall off the sword, getting injured but not sliced in half.
I didn't mean he'd literally get sliced into two even halves. I just meant he'll get seriously hurt by applying his entire weight onto that thing over 2 small points of contact.
>casca can defeat several heavily armoured mercenaries with a small rapier
>griffith can block guts huge sword with a tiny sabre
>guts can do half the shit he does while human
I suppose it all goes out the window since fate and magic exist though.
Literally every character in the manga gets treated like this though. Hell there's a fucking closeup of Judeau's ass at some point.
I think you're overestimating how sharp greatswords are. Especially one that had just been used in battle, probably hadn't had a whetstone applied to it, and most certainly was dulled killing that one armored guy. Also as anon said human soles are quite thick and people have been known to walk on nails/hot coals and be fine. And another thing is the distribution of weight across the "sharp" surface. Even still the thick leather boots would blunt a lot of the damage.
I mean of all the things to get pissy about in berserk this is one I don't get.
She's a woman. Women got raped a lot in medieval wars.
Men, however, weren't raped particularly often, and Miura still gives us Guts and Griffith getting fucked in the ass. He also constantly shows Griffith naked. By your logic, Miura must be aiming the manga at gays.
>people have been known to walk on nails/hot coals
Neither have much to do with soles. With nails, you have even distribution of pressure evenly across many points. With hot coals, it's got everything to do with thermal conductivity.
>Guts' sword isn't sharp
No soldier as skilled and as smart as Guts is gonna be caught dead with a blunt sword.
Even so, simply applying your weight on a blade evenly with good leather boots with no slicing motion isn't gonna do much. Leather is a lot better at resisting cuts than people would think. There's a reason it was used as armor back in the day.
People in medieval Europe wore massive codpieces shaped like dicks that they kept food and wine in anon.
I think a fancy shirt is a small thing.
You'd be surprised, it really was. Medieval dudes loved their bright colours. Though purple pigment in particular was rare iirc.
I say no because the dynamic between Guts and Griffith is based on masculine ideals of friendship and independence.
If Griffith was a girl I have a feeling it would just be "Hurr he really wants guts dick"
Every great piece of literature has to have themes of brotherly love and a touch of homoeroticism. The male/female dynamic is an unbalanced one and would not have worked here.
>DUURRRRR I DONT CARE WAT HE SEZ IN DA MANGO DOSE CUTS R KATANA TIER
Though he did cum while thinking about Guts, which is suggestive of him wanting Guts' dick.
I've been banned from other boards too many times, I've become very cautious.
I would argue that it was a way of giving up control, actually. A kind of suicidal action.
Rape and child abuse were incredibly common in the middle ages anon. Usually by the parents.
Babies were often just bundled up really tightly for much of their youth. They were considered pests. Letting a baby get away with crying would supposedly allow it to turn into a tyrant so they'd stuff it's mouth with balls of fabric untill it fell asleep from exhaustion.
You can grab a sharp longsword by a blade and beat the shit out of someone with a cross-guard without cutting your hands. It's quite uncomfortable to do without gloves though.
You can even hammer nails with a kitchen knife while grabbing it by a blade and not hurt yourself, and those things are far sharper than swords. As long it's just pressure, without slicing or chopping motion, it's fairly difficult to cut some materials.
If you want to complain about anime physics, I'm pretty sure they should fall due to the center of gravity projection being outside the of base of support.
Historians don't usually consider it abuse because it wasn't explicitly in the legal code etc.
Things did eventually start getting better, but even in Weimar/ Nazi Germany it was common for mothers to send their child to wet nurses who would just swaddle the babies up and hang them on nails/ hooks on the wall with rags in their mouths.
Because the wet nurses didn't really give a fuck they'd often give the baby back really sick and the parents would refuse to have it.
Most kids saw their mother kill at least one sibling through suffocation or physical trauma.
It's a sword not a lightsaber gripping the blade and using it's crossguard to bash oponents (mordhau) didn't ended up with cut hands so boots on the blade will work fine.
I think stuff like anime and movies like kill bill or the bodyguard distorted people's notion about what swords truly are. Most people think that you have to be carefull while swinging a sword because you might accidently cut reality due to how sharp they are.
Up until modern times, kids were pretty much seen as small and retarded adults who make a nuisance of themselves and do dumb shit, for which they deserve an adult's punishment. Or as you said, essentially subhuman.
You're making the statement kiddo. The burden of proof rests on you.
I'm not interested though i'll just put it with all the other revisionist facts and conspiracy theory social studies morons sprout on here
Yeah he didn't take responsibility for casca and the princess after fucking them.
The only person truly innocent in berserk is Donovan. He was a good man who worked hard and spent his hard earned coin on relaxing. Dindu nuffin
does he have steel shoes? If so it's theoretically possible to do this without hurting yourself.
And the reason I'm saying theoretically is because it's impossible for him to keep himself balanced when his footing is that thin, regardless of what he's wearing or what the sword is made of.
When Griffith raped Casca he was a) mentally disabled from the torture and b) under the psychic influence of the God Hand which I suppose would act in the same way as a drug. By modern standards, that makes him incapable of consenting to sexual activity.
Therefore, Casca actually raped Griffith.
>He's literally admitted that it was dull as fuck and that he practically just smashes people in half with it
That's Guts referring to the Dragonslayer. All Guts' other swords were sharp. Except for the old longsword he uses on the nobleman's son. He even remarks that the sword he's given is blunt as fuck.
Are you an expert on medieval torture devices too by any chance?
>Even so, simply applying your weight on a blade evenly with good leather boots with no slicing motion isn't gonna do much.
Wouldn't you get a slicing motion anyway? I don't think there's enough surface between the boots and sword to keep from sliding down the sword.
The little mini arc with the flower fairy only confirms it.
Despite believing that it was just a fever hallucination, he still tried to get that flower to the field of flowers outside.
Go ahead and press a knife against your palm. You can apply serious pressure without cutting yourself, if you aren't a woman-and Griffith is wearing boots.
Just don't draw the blade across your palm with pressure applied. That's where the cutting comes from, why swinging motions draw across a target, and why some blades were curved to increase the efficiency of this motion.
I'm more bothered by this. Couldn't Griffith just have pushed the sword into his throat? Also I'm pretty sure he was pointing the blade vertically at his face, so it makes no sense he could grab it like that.
>Berserk has ended, perfect ending everything is tied up
>one last chapter out of nowhere
>it's uber flashback where they show Guts biological parents
>one is an apostole
>Men, however, weren't raped particularly often
You really think that guys, especially young men and boys, weren't raped just as often? No one gave a shit back then. If you were pretty enough, or just still breathing, then one, if not all of your holes, were getting a dick in it. Gender be damned.
People back then were also extreme hypocrites. Sure, if you want to fuck a harem of young nubile boys every night that's cool, but only after you married some young woman and pumped a baby into her.
Those rules didn't apply to rape though. Anything is fair game when it came to rape.
Were there actually qts like Griffith in medieval europe or was everyone back then just dirty and stinky and inbred?
3D can't compare to 2D, but I'm sure there were some qts that existed back in the day. It was mostly the peasant that were dirty and stinky, while royalty was usually inbred.
> The Old Testament (Leviticus 18:22, 20:13, Deuteronomy 22:5) and the New Testament (Romans 1:26) condemned females who wore male attire, males who wore female attires, and males and females that engaged in homosexual behavior or intercourse
Christianity was a mistake
No. Even if Guts' sword was a lot smaller and a lot sharper, it would just cut a little into Griffith's shoes and get stuck there. Worst case scenario it goes through to his feet causing superficial cuts along the soles.
>lives in Medieval Europe
>nobody would care if he never bathed and smelled like stale sweat 24/7
>still puts in effort to keep clean and smell nice
Truly a man ahead of his time.
Go back to highschool and ask your teacher to explain force, momentum, weight, and wedges to you. Then go to wikipedia and wrap your head around why shoes exist in the first place and how leather soles function.
In 1674, some workmen remodelling the Tower of London dug up a wooden box containing two small human skeletons. The bones were found buried 10 ft under the staircase leading to the chapel of the White Tower. They were not the first children's skeletons found within the tower; the bones of two children had previously been found "in an old chamber that had been walled up", which Pollard suggests could have equally been those of the princes.
Yep, it's the Tower princes. Apparently there was some Flowers in the Attic type shit going on. There was more than one set of bones in the tower though so maybe they got to have friends before being murdered?
>You can't cleave people by just standing there
Actually the sharpest blades known to man can easily slice through human flesh. If someone were holding one and standing still and you happened to walk into them it would slice deeply into your body from your walking momentum
Bathing habits varied widely during the Medieval Ages and from area to area too.
(Vikings for instance were said to be able to seduce even married women... because they bathed regularly and even combed their beards).
I wonder what people in medieval times smelled like.
I also wonder what Griffith smells like
>Depends on the parenting itself.
Of course, I'm just talking about general social trends as well as depictions of children in art and literature.
For instance, literature aimed specifically at children only became a common thing in the 1800s.
It's a show with demons, and people who managed to become some of the best swordsmen and fighters in the world without even reaching their mid-twenties. You've also got someone wielding a sword that wouldn't be possible or efficient to wield at all. I don't think it matters.
I would like to use this opportunity to remind everyone in this thread that torturer-san used a rectal speculum on Griffith.
That is all. Do with this information what you will.