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Title: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 23, 2013, 03:36:25 AM
It's been a while since we made one of these character polls (http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9619.0), and people's allegiances may have changed over time. We've also picked up a bunch of newer members since the last one. I imagine the #1 spot is pretty predictable (maybe not though?), but that #2 spot could go a number of ways, I think.

It's not an exhaustive list, for obvious reasons (is anyone going to choose Zepec for anything other than a joke?). I merely selected characters I felt could realistically be picked as favorites, but if there's someone you genuinely feel should be added, don't hesitate to nominate them, and I will add them to the list post-haste.

My two picks were  :guts: and  :badbone: .
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 23, 2013, 04:04:39 AM
I couldn't vote for Schierke twice. Dammit.

Schierke is awesome. She's smart as hell and can fuck things up with magic and it's great. She's probably Guts' closest friend at the moment, too.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Oburi on January 23, 2013, 04:11:34 AM
I gotta go with Guts and Schierke. Together they form the unstopable tag team that will eventually bring down the reign of evil in the world. As much as I love my boy Silat and of course Skullknight, to me Schierke has such and important role that I can't help but want more and more of her. I could go for some special Schierke only episodes in fact :guts:

Edit- brofist Gobs.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 23, 2013, 04:13:15 AM
I didn't forget about her. Schierke is just a very close third for me, right now. What can I say, I'm hungry for some  :badbone: action.

Schierke has such and important role that I can't help but want more and more of her. I could go for some special Schierke only episodes in fact :guts:
I think that's probably pretty likely given how she'll be perceived by others in Elfhelm.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Grail on January 23, 2013, 04:18:45 AM
As much as I'd like to go with an unexpected and/or confusing pick, I gotta go with the classic pair: Guts and Casca. I'm just so excited for Elfhelm, I can't think about anyone else these days! :casca:

Followed by Farnese and Schierke, a tie.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: TheBranded1 on January 23, 2013, 04:28:48 AM
I picked  :guts: &  :zodd: waiting on 3rd round of this rivalry and what is zodd's human form.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on January 23, 2013, 04:29:31 AM
I went for Guts and Skully.

Skullknight because I'm very curious about him (came close to Void though in my choice)

and Guts because I really like how his character his build.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: dasfdeas on January 23, 2013, 04:59:11 AM
I voted Ganishka and Farnese, out of appreciation for the research Miura has done for the series.  The references to the Hapsburgs/Holy Roman Empire and Mehmet the Conqueror/The Ottoman Empire are truly amazing, and I think they are just one more example of what sets Berserk apart from other manga.  Usually when a manga/anime takes on a western historical setting I brace myself for something horrible, but I really think that what Miura has done is on par with Gaiman's Sandman work and totally bucks that trend.  It really bums me out to not see the western comic scene embrace him to the exent that Berserk deserves, but hopefully that will change with time.

Also, Farnese is very under rated as a character, I think that as her magic using skills improve she will return to the forefront of the story.  Everyone loves Serpico, but she deserves some appreciation.  Also, why no choice of Magnifico!? :magni:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: BerserkMJM on January 23, 2013, 05:13:18 AM
Well, I didn't vote with that kind of depth. Went with Guts and Zodd myself. I could have gone with SK and Void as well. Guts is the reason that I'm reading the series, and the other three have compelling mysteries about them.

Though I suppose all of the God Hand members and Griffith's apostle commanders are compelling.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Slime_Beherit on January 23, 2013, 05:39:21 AM
 :schierke: Pumpkin head and  :rakshas:

I like Skully as well but i figure i pick Rakshas since we all know they are one in the same  :schierke:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: JoeZeon on January 23, 2013, 06:34:51 AM
Guts and Casca for me.

Pre-Eclipse Casca is the most realistic female character I've ever read. As for Guts...well...do I really need to explain why he's the best character in Berserk?
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 23, 2013, 04:28:18 PM
Wow, I'm really surprised by the lack of Griffith votes! Don't take this as a rallying cry for him, I'm just a little surprised since over the years, Griffith has regularly proven to be the second-most popular character. That's interesting!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Death May Die on January 23, 2013, 04:29:12 PM
 :guts: & :casca: even if Casca is  :???: these days.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on January 23, 2013, 06:53:02 PM
Wow, I'm really surprised by the lack of Griffith votes! Don't take this as a rallying cry for him, I'm just a little surprised since over the years, Griffith has regularly proven to be the second-most popular character. That's interesting!

well we could only choose 2 after all and I wasn't going to dump my precious Guts or Skully for a traitor who sacrificed my favorite character.  :serpico:

Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on January 23, 2013, 08:02:38 PM
I'd vote for them all if I could, but having to choose, I'll have to go with the Skull Knight, who I'm obviously a pretty big fan of, and of course Guts, Our Hero™.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Wiki on January 23, 2013, 08:47:29 PM
Guts and Zodd.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 23, 2013, 10:39:07 PM
Wow, I'm really surprised by the lack of Griffith votes! Don't take this as a rallying cry for him, I'm just a little surprised since over the years, Griffith has regularly proven to be the second-most popular character. That's interesting!
Sorry, I don't vote for JERKS.  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Truder on January 23, 2013, 11:03:49 PM
Guts is my favorite, but i voted for  :zodd: &  :ganishka:.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Dar Klink on January 23, 2013, 11:11:12 PM
It was hard not to pick Guts, but I went for  :zodd: and  :badbone: . Guts is the main focus but to tell the truth I look forward to Zodd's final moments and Skully's past more than anything else in the manga. It was hard to pick still. I also really like Rakshas, he'd be a fourth choice after Guts I guess. Also, I feel like we're missing quite a few characters. Jill, Rosine, Luca, Isma, and Mozgus to name a few. I guess they're pretty minor, but HEY Judeau, Pippin, and crew are all dead losers! :troll: . Also no Roderick or  :magni:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: smogas on January 24, 2013, 12:54:14 AM
My first pick obviously goes to Guts. The second one was not as easy I had to choose between Skull Knight, Casca and Zodd. Chose Skull Knight in the end because at the momment he seems more interesting and well more badass. :badbone:

P.S. It's interesting how no one mentioned Puck :puck:, oh well.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 24, 2013, 01:07:32 AM
P.S. It's interesting how no one mentioned Puck :puck:, oh well.
Now that's an oversight. Fixed.

The poll allows anyone to change their vote at any time.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 24, 2013, 01:43:36 AM
I guess I make 3 for Griffith, and I'm not surprised by the low turnout for the Griffster. C'mon, you guys wouldn't sacrifice everyone here for your ultimate ambition? You'll never get anywhere in life with that attitude. :griffnotevil:

I suppose you all look down on Roy Neary (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_Encounters_of_the_Third_Kind) for leaving his family to hang out with aliens too? :schierke:

Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Tama on January 24, 2013, 01:53:04 AM
It's hard to pick two but I went with Guts and Griffith. :P
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 24, 2013, 02:10:39 AM
It's hard to pick two but I went with Guts and Griffith. :P

Now that's a man who recognizes the quality of a good antagonist! :ubik:


Now for Phase 2: knock down the other prominent favorites! Skull Knight definitely gets my vote as favorite potential character. He's so good now as half a revealed character that he's bound to be #1 once we actually find out what that character is. In summary, Skull Knight: best character ever!* :badbone:

*TBA





P.S. If I'm not on the board or the podcast anymore after this post, it's not a coincidence! :magni:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 24, 2013, 04:03:04 AM
Now for Phase 2: knock down the other prominent favorites! Skull Knight definitely gets my vote as favorite potential character. He's so good now as half a revealed character that he's bound to be #1 once we actually find out what that character is. In summary, Skull Knight: best character ever!* :badbone:
I know this is partly in jest, but I don't think it's fair to imply that we're completely in the dark about his character. His character is actually the one thing we know the most about. The way he interacts with characters, namely Guts, Flora and Luca, tells us a lot about his personality--or what's left of it. He's a chivalrous, enigmatic, former conqueror who has dedicated the past 1,000 years of his existence to opposing the God Hand.

Of course, it'll be amazing to finally get to know his backstory, but he's already a pretty cool character. As you said, that'll just make him soar past Guts  :badbone:

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P.S. If I'm not on the board or the podcast anymore after this post, it's not a coincidence!  :magni:
Oh, I've already prepared a suitable name for your account once you've been disposed of: TheBannedHawk  :void:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Rhombaad on January 24, 2013, 04:12:16 AM
I voted for :guts: and :griffnotevil:. As Griff said, Griffith is such a good antagonist. He's one of the most well-thought-out, developed baddies ever created.

Do I even need to mention why I chose Guts? :iva:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 24, 2013, 04:55:55 AM
I know this is partly in jest, but I don't think it's fair to imply that we're completely in the dark about his character. His character is actually the one thing we know the most about. The way he interacts with characters, namely Guts, Flora and Luca, tells us a lot about his personality--or what's left of it. He's a chivalrous, enigmatic, former conqueror who has dedicated the past 1,000 years of his existence to opposing the God Hand.

I agree... that's why I said we're only half in the dark. :iva: Kidding aside, Skully is already a fully formed character, as you pointed out in your lovely tribute to our namesake. I don't expect a lot more out of him but confirmation of what we already know or have surmised. To put it another way, I don't think he needs a big crying scene or anything to make him complete. :ganishka:

Oh, I've already prepared a suitable name for your account once you've been disposed of: TheBannedHawk  :void:

I'd prefer BannedOfTheHawk. :carcus:

I voted for :guts: and :griffnotevil:. As Griff said, Griffith is such a good antagonist. He's one of the most well-thought-out, developed baddies ever created.

Do I even need to mention why I chose Guts? :iva:

Phase 2 success. Phase 3: Take down the BIG GUY! :guts:

Ya know, saying Guts is your favorite character is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player, it's not so much a personal "favorite" as the obvious consensus. People should consider that when making their choices. We all know Guts is the best character, so let's spread the love around to some quirkier candidates, true personal favorites... even the villain, for example. Crazy, I know! :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 24, 2013, 05:27:27 AM
C'mon, you guys wouldn't sacrifice everyone here for your ultimate ambition? You'll never get anywhere in life with that attitude. :griffnotevil:
You know, you make a great point. I think I finally understand Griffith now. I would definitely sacrifice each and every one of you guys in a heartbeat if it meant owning my own hot dog stand.  :femto:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Wyrm on January 24, 2013, 09:26:30 AM
I voted for Guts and Schierke although Schierke is tied with Isidro.
Following Griffiths recommendation, I would change my vote to Schierke and Isidro: i love both characters and the dynamic between them and between each of them and Guts. Also the potential for a source of side plot when Isidro figures out he loves Schierke but she likes Guts. "The Berserk and the Beautiful" arc. :D
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Lukis on January 24, 2013, 10:05:36 AM
1st= Guts ...for 2nd was really hard ..but went with Puck in the end
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on January 24, 2013, 01:31:14 PM
Well I changed my choice! I choose Void and Serpico. I've always been a fan of Serpico since the first time I saw him. And for Void well I dig the mystery of who he is/was before etc... I am starting to like very much Roderick though but he was not in the list so it made my choice easier.  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 24, 2013, 02:08:09 PM
Ya know, saying Guts is your favorite character is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player, it's not so much a personal "favorite" as the obvious consensus. People should consider that when making their choices.
I omitted him from the last character poll, and I just felt it became a little less interesting. Here, if you don't want to vote for Guts, you can throw your second vote at another character

Related: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAT_BuJAI70

I am starting to like very much Roderick though but he was not in the list so it made my choice easier.  :guts:
Like I said in the OP, if there's someone you genuinely would vote for that's not on the list, ask and I will add them. I chose who I did because I was trying to keep it down to a minimum of the characters that predictably would get votes, hence no Adon (Not that I'm grouping Roderick with Adon...!).

Keep it up, folks! Look at this feud:

Casca: 8 (10.7%)
Griffith: 7 (9.3%)
Skull Knight: 6 (8%)
Zodd: 8 (10.7%)


The great thing about Berserk: There is no wrong answer here.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on January 24, 2013, 03:07:56 PM
Like I said in the OP, if there's someone you genuinely would vote for that's not on the list, ask and I will add them. I chose who I did because I was trying to keep it down to a minimum of the characters that predictably would get votes, hence no Adon (Not that I'm grouping Roderick with Adon...!).

Haha no stress man, he's just starting to get me. If he's still there after Elfhelm they're will be a big chance that he moves further up on my favorite character. (And I didn't see the part about asking to add him, so my bad there anyway  :slan: )
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Arles on January 24, 2013, 03:50:40 PM
I went with :guts: and  :???:.

It may be obvious, but I love how Guts' character has evolved through time.

Casca is an amazing character to me too. Specially when she could express herself with words. But now this other side of her has allowed us to see another facet, and I find that fascinating.

Can't wait for the future chapters and episodes to see how her relationship with Guts changes and advances too.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Death May Die on January 25, 2013, 12:37:41 AM
So, if the two most popular favorite characters here are  :guts: and  :casca:, does that make  :griffnotevil: the third wheel on the date to the movies? If the said movie happened to be Rated R, does that mean Charlotte couldn't get in? Once again making Griff the 3rd wheel. He just can't win, no wonder he went all  :femto:  :troll:

I'm seriously wondering now, how fans here perceive the main trio, is it:

Guts, Griffith, Casca?
or
Guts, Casca, Griffith?

Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on January 25, 2013, 07:54:04 AM
I'm seriously wondering now, how fans here perceive the main trio, is it:

Guts, Griffith, Casca?
or
Guts, Casca, Griffith?

I don't think, and have never thought, that Berserk could be reduced to a "main trio".
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: IncantatioN on January 25, 2013, 03:25:34 PM
I guess I make 3 for Griffith, and I'm not surprised by the low turnout for the Griffster. C'mon, you guys wouldn't sacrifice everyone here for your ultimate ambition? You'll never get anywhere in life with that attitude. :griffnotevil:

That makes a lotta sense! It happens all the time in corporate.

By the way, am I the only one who found voting really hard? I picked Skull Knight which was an easy choice but after that, man it was hard. I love a lot of characters on the list - Griffith, Puck, Zodd, Casca, Judo ... it was bloody nerve racking. Zodd's overall enigma and timing in key moments in the story so far is just amazing. Casca I adore because she's such a variable to the group with he antics. If anyone's feeling missed, it's the Moonlight Boy or Gambino haha!

Good poll because it's not very easy to pick just 2. It'll be interesting to see if personal choices change years from today with where the story's at.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 25, 2013, 04:34:41 PM
If anyone's feeling missed, it's the Moonlight Boy or Gambino haha!
While creating the entries, I typed out half of Gambino's name, then realized I'm the only person who would pick him--and even I didn't. So didn't add him.

Which reminds me, I never specified why I made the poll. I often peruse Japanese Berserk forums (on 2ch), and they host these kinds of character polls pretty regularly, probably twice to three times a year. The results are always interesting to me. It's neat to see how another culture responds to these characters, and the winners are not always who you'd expect. Schierke tends to win a lot, even over Guts. But the leaderboard often changes as the series is in a different place, or perhaps there's a slightly different pool of readers at the time, etc.

Keep it up!

 :casca:       9 (9.7%)
 :griffnotevil:       9 (9.7%)
 :badbone:       8 (8.6%)
 :zodd:       9 (9.7%)
 :schierke:       9 (9.7%)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Joe Chip on January 25, 2013, 06:45:38 PM
I voted for Guts and Locus. I really like Locus as a character he is my favorite apostle.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: m on January 25, 2013, 06:47:46 PM
Ya know, saying Guts is your favorite character is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player, it's not so much a personal "favorite" as the obvious consensus. People should consider that when making their choices. We all know Guts is the best character, so let's spread the love around to some quirkier candidates, true personal favorites... even the villain, for example. Crazy, I know! :griffnotevil:

You convinced me! My vote is for Kobe.  :troll:

I voted for Guts and Serpico. Guts is pretty much a given and I have a lot of respect for Serpico, particularly as a fighter. But like other people have said, there's so many interesting characters that picking just two is really hard.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Hanma_Baki on January 25, 2013, 10:50:19 PM
Seriously. Its seems impossible for me to choose between Griff and Puck, I´ve went back and forth like a million times now and still cant decide...

Thing is, I saw the anime series first and got really attatched to the Griff-Guts relationship and, well, I REALLY did in the manga too (during the Golden Age, if that needs to be said). And then we´ve got the post-eclipse era, which you´re actually introduced to before the Golden Age, which thus left a bit more of an impression on me as you might say it was the first one -now Im talking about the Guts-Puck dynamic, which is like most epic and unanticipated "team-up" ever.

Perhaps we could make one poll for pre-eclipse and one for post-eclipse, eh :iva:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 26, 2013, 03:36:47 AM
Seriously. Its seems impossible for me to choose between Griff and Puck, Iīve went back and forth like a million times now and still cant decide...
Could just ditch your Guts vote (since he'll win regardless), and choose both of those guys instead.

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Perhaps we could make one poll for pre-eclipse and one for post-eclipse, eh :iva:
Naaaaaaaaaah.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sarcomere on January 26, 2013, 06:06:41 AM
Guts is my favorite by far, but I didnt vote for him since well... Sorry pal. :sad:

I went with :femto: because I really like good villains and he is just fucking amazing. Plus I love the dynamic between him Guts, Casca, and the moonlight boy. Its really hard to choose who's my next favorite, :SK:, :zodd:, :puck:, :casca:, such a tough choice, but I think I have to go with :farnese: because her backstory and character arc is fascinating and such an interesting contrast to ole  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Death May Die on January 26, 2013, 08:19:43 AM
 :isidro: What!?  :griffnotevil: beat out :casca: !? When will it be enough? When will he fill that dark ambition inside of him. First Midland, now the polls. Open your eyes my friends! Don't you see Griffith is a big-huge phony!?  :troll:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p8Qu1BxPLJs/TpTlMpv2h3I/AAAAAAAAEGk/u6Aa3PxNTSk/s320/Phony.png)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: mazinken on January 26, 2013, 08:26:32 AM
Since  :guts: and  :badbone: are in the POLL it is impossible for me not to vote for these two but believe me when I tell that for me every character have his own charm and it is not fair to vote for some and leave the rest.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 26, 2013, 10:01:31 AM
This one goes to 11. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/griffnotevil2.png)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: dasfdeas on January 26, 2013, 10:17:20 AM
I can't believe Isidro hasn't gotten a vote yet...  I very nearly took him over Ganishka, but I just felt like Ganishka was too cool of a character to give short shrift.  Still, I love that little guy, and some of my favorite moments from the series are his interactions with Guts.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 26, 2013, 11:20:18 AM
This one goes to 11. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/griffnotevil2.png)
Wow, our favorite evil, soulless, automaton overlord is making a comeback!

I remember when he was tied with Flora... Such bygone days... :flora:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 26, 2013, 04:18:57 PM
I often peruse Japanese Berserk forums (on 2ch), and they host these kinds of character polls pretty regularly, probably twice to three times a year ... Schierke tends to win a lot, even over Guts.
They've got good taste in magicians.
(http://www.gobolatula.com/schierkenumberone.gif)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 26, 2013, 07:14:08 PM
Wow, our favorite evil, soulless, automaton overlord is making a comeback!

I remember when he was tied with Flora... Such bygone days... :flora:

Now that he and Skully are tied, we can can properly say, "These go to 11." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY) :badbone: (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/griffnotevil2.png)


BTW, that's great, Gobs.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Hanma_Baki on January 26, 2013, 11:17:38 PM
Could just ditch your Guts vote (since he'll win regardless), and choose both of those guys instead.
Hmm good point.

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Naaaaaaaaaah.
Haha jk.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: SeedofKings on January 28, 2013, 07:35:32 PM
 :guts: Obviously. But I think I may be the only one who voted for  :isidro: yeah he's overly wacky in a lot of ways, but I think he's got a lot of dramatic potential as well. <-Possibly in denile.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on January 28, 2013, 08:07:44 PM
yeah he's overly wacky in a lot of ways, but I think he's got a lot of dramatic potential as well. <-Possibly in denile.

I wouldn't say "overly", and Isidro certainly has a lot of dramatic potential, which has been shown numerous times in the story so far.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: dasfdeas on January 29, 2013, 03:06:00 AM
Okay, I'm sold.  Changed my vote to Isidro and Farnese, I've got no time for dead people.  And seriously, Isidro deserves it, he never even got to cash in his "credit' with Luca and Co. after saving them at Albion!  Also, maybe there will be a Berserk sequel, where Isidro has to wander the earth to avenge Guts' death after he is murdered by Theresia (immediately after destroying Griffith)? :troll:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 29, 2013, 01:49:33 PM
Okay, I'm sold.  Changed my vote to Isidro and Farnese, I've got no time for dead people.  And seriously, Isidro deserves it, he never even got to cash in his "credit' with Luca and Co. after saving them at Albion!  Also, maybe there will be a Berserk sequel, where Isidro has to wander the earth to avenge Guts' death after he is murdered by Theresia (immediately after destroying Griffith)? :troll:
I'll give you 3 Gobolatula bucks if you change one of those votes to Schierke.

Just kidding. I'm all out of Gobolatula bucks.

This poll is great so far. I love hearing what people have to say about their favorite characters.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 29, 2013, 03:10:43 PM
Seeing as how our big guy will definitely pull through in the top slot, I changed my vote from  :guts: to :schierke:. She deserves it, damn it!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: IncantatioN on January 29, 2013, 03:30:17 PM
GAAAHHHH I'll jump ship too then, Skull Knight and ZODD. Game on!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on January 29, 2013, 03:39:16 PM
Seeing as how our big guy will definitely pull through in the top slot, I changed my vote from  :guts: to :schierke:. She deserves it, damn it!

Not sure what the point of having him in the poll is if half the voters don't vote for him "because he's the first anyway" even though he's their favorite. Either he's in and people should vote faithfully or he's not and the poll accurately represents favorite characters other than him.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: smogas on January 29, 2013, 03:40:16 PM
Seeing as how many said their favourite is Guts but not voting for him makes me think that this poll would be better without him. Like we would get more accurate numbers on people (second?) favourites. Well even then the voting probably won't produce those accurate results since there are always people who feel compassion for not enough voting points getting characters. So the best way would be making the results invisible until some time but of course no one would want this way. I guess I am overthinking this a bit it's not like it's president election :ganishka:

EDIT: Oh shit, Aazealh posted similar post just before mine didn't notice it. :magni:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 29, 2013, 04:13:13 PM
I like it this way.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: arrowchild on January 29, 2013, 04:35:01 PM
I voted  :griffnotevil: and then  :guts:   I'm such a sucker for a good baddie!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 29, 2013, 06:54:13 PM
I think doing the poll this way is a fun compromise, including Guts (some might truly only have eyes for him) but emphasizing that you can vote for others you may like since he's such an obvious consensus. Anyway, it's not like we're publishing this in The Journal of Objectively Best Berserk Characters and skewing the empirical data or anything, so might as well try something different. We've already done the poll the traditional way numerous times and even without Guts before.

Also, maybe there will be a Berserk sequel, where Isidro has to wander the earth to avenge Guts' death after he is murdered by Theresia (immediately after destroying Griffith)? :troll:

I like the way you think, and something like that (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/20YLFULL.jpg) has already been announced (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/22.jpg). :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: BerserkMJM on January 29, 2013, 08:17:30 PM
The Beast of Darkness should be in the poll, for those of us who would vote for Guts twice if we could.

:beast:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Hanma_Baki on January 29, 2013, 08:53:13 PM
^Even if its just for fun it´d probably only be confusing since a lot of people really seem to think of them as separate characters.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 29, 2013, 09:29:20 PM
a lot of people really seem to think of them as separate characters.
Even though they're not  :chomp:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 29, 2013, 10:47:56 PM
^Even if its just for fun itīd probably only be confusing since a lot of people really seem to think of them as separate characters.
Even though they're not  :chomp:

Well, for all practical and literary purposes they are separate characters, and we refer to "them" as such, they're just technically not separate beings; which, I think is the confusion we're all trying to avoid, sometimes at the expense of nuance (if we let the easily confused dictate that, they've already won).

So, I wouldn't mind seeing the Beast in future character polls; he already has his own glossary entry (http://www.skullknight.net/encyclopedia/glossary/glossary.php#Beast%20of%20Darkness), after all. =)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 29, 2013, 11:56:48 PM
THE BEAST OF DARKNESS IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. HE'S PISSED OFF AND BITES TITTIES.

I wonder if Miura himself can pick a favorite out of all his characters. I'd like to hear his favorite and his reason.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2013, 12:05:03 AM
THE BEAST OF DARKNESS IS MY FAVORITE CHARACTER. HE'S PISSED OFF AND BITES TITTIES.

He's pretty cool besides that, particularly the dialogue between him and Guts and what it adds to the series. He wouldn't be the weakest character on the poll, that's for sure.

I wonder if Miura himself can pick a favorite out of all his characters. I'd like to hear his favorite and his reason.

I think it's pretty obvious... that it's Zepec.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Death May Die on January 30, 2013, 12:23:35 AM
You guys really should do polls more often. Just saying.  :void:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gobolatula on January 30, 2013, 01:43:44 AM
He's pretty cool besides that, particularly the dialogue between him and Guts and what it adds to the series. He wouldn't be the weakest character on the poll, that's for sure.
I know, I was just being dumb. It's hard for me to consider him a character on his own, though. I kind of think of "him" as sort of a part of Guts' character as a whole. THAT'S 2 PERSONALITIES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 30, 2013, 02:50:31 AM
You guys really should do polls more often. Just saying.  :void:

I'm enjoying the discussion, was telling Aaz today it's like talking in a bar.

It's hard for me to consider him a character on his own, though. I kind of think of "him" as sort of a part of Guts' character as a whole.

Well, that's true as well, so consider him a character, just not on his own. =)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 30, 2013, 03:31:27 PM
Anyway, it's not like we're publishing this in The Journal of Objectively Best Berserk Characters and skewing the empirical data or anything, so might as well try something different. We've already done the poll the traditional way numerous times and even without Guts before.
Exactly. By it's nature, polls like these can't be scientific. It merely reflects the feelings for characters in the moment, which even for me is often a moving target. Anyway, like I said on the podcast, we're mostly just having fun and passing the time during these episode lulls.

You guys really should do polls more often. Just saying.  :void:
Anyone can post polls, you know. Just saying  :void: How about Batman Versus Guts, who would win?  :troll:

I'm enjoying the discussion, was telling Aaz today it's like talking in a bar.
Yep, same. There isn't quite enough character vote advocacy going on though. I feel like you and me are the only ones talking trash in here. I can't believe that stuck-up pretty boy is still beating the ancient emperor...
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sammoniac on January 30, 2013, 04:04:55 PM
I'm curious to see the results of this poll after we get more information on the God Hand (Miura hinted that it will happen soon). Their backstories are probably gonna be awesome.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Griffith on January 31, 2013, 01:33:08 AM
Let's do this.

There isn't quite enough character vote advocacy going on though. I feel like you and me are the only ones talking trash in here. I can't believe that stuck-up pretty boy is still beating the ancient emperor...

Ancient is the operative word, Griffith is emperor now (MAGIC EMPEROR GRIFFITH? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anp4lD6E5NU)). Griff grabs Skully's pitiful little sword strikes out of the air, twirls them around his fingertips as he pleases, and then remakes the entire world with them, remaking Skully into an incapable old fool in the process! (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/sadbone.png) Old and busted. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/griffnotevil2.png) New hotness.


After this vile screed, I fully expect Skully overtake Griffith in the poll. =)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: dasfdeas on January 31, 2013, 07:00:31 AM
Yep, same. There isn't quite enough character vote advocacy going on though. I feel like you and me are the only ones talking trash in here. I can't believe that stuck-up pretty boy is still beating the ancient emperor...

Maybe I should start a "Who is the hottest woman in Berserk?" poll? :carcus:  Or how about a straight up "Who will Guts end up with at the end of the series?" poll?

I demand to know why more people aren't voting for Farnese.  An attractive blonde pyromaniac who can handle herself with a sword, has massive tracts of land and even managed to (technically!) defeat Guts. That is something that Griffith himself and pretty much every apostle up until now couldn't do; Guts only lives because Farnese took mercy on him after the battle with Rochine, after all!  All of you Casca and Schierke voters should be ashamed of yourselves.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Dar Klink on January 31, 2013, 07:43:58 AM
You have good taste Canty, voting for the 2 involved with Guts in the greatest love triangle of all time.  :SK: :zodd:    :troll:

Seriously though, I love the way that Skully and Zodd both parallel Guts in certain ways and how they've both watched over him throughout the series. Either one of them is always there for the major moments in Berserk, sometimes both are there fighting each other. They're nearly father figures for Guts, or maybe grandpa figures? :iva: Okay, I don't know if I'd put it that way, but I think you guys know what i mean
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: IncantatioN on January 31, 2013, 04:20:31 PM
:farnese: ... Zodd was an exciting choice the first time around and I deleted my vote and went with Guts because I got reminded of what I liked about Guts and with a serious poll, I went for him. When things got fun, I went back to picking Zodd. You make a good points about him and SK. Both of them have such little manga-time and yet their significance to the story is massive. Zodd fighting alongside Guts versus Ganishka, taking care of Wyald situation, hill of swords, and then him having exclusive fighting rights (among other Apostles) against SK is pretty epic.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: asic on February 06, 2013, 12:06:39 AM
I had to go with  :guts: and  :SK:.

I had a hard time choosing Skullknight. I love everything about Zodd and his way of life but ultimately he is still a bastard that sacrificed his loved ones, I cant accept that and one day I hope he will pay for that with his life. Hopefully by the DS or Skullknights sword.

Then there are the God Hand and Void in particular, again I guess I'm simple like that but I can never side/favorite with pure evil and together with Femto those two are the ones I'd most likely wanna see show true fear at some point, if they are still/will ever be capable of showing those emotions.

I almost voted for :carcus: I'm afraid I would be like him if I was in the Berserk universe, I can totally relate to his feelings ha ha.

Edit: Fuck it im changing from SK to Carcus!!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: RabidChimera on February 14, 2013, 03:05:22 AM
I went with  :guts: he will always be number 1! My 2nd vote i ALMOST went with judo but hes been out of the story so long now so :serpico: takes his spot really like him
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Deci on February 21, 2013, 10:59:46 PM
Went with Rickert (only vote too  :puck: ) and Serpico.

Rickert... I love the little fella. Like a lot of the characters introduced in the series that didn't really get a chance to stick around I'm fascinated to see where the story takes him. Being the only other surviving member of the Hawks, and with the recent developments in the story, I think it's a safe bet he's going to be picking up bigger and bigger roles as time passes. Even if he doesn't, he seems to embody some of my favorite characteristics in my other favorites such as Guts and Judo.

Serpico grew on me without even realizing it. A few months ago someone pointed out certain aspects of Serpico I think I had been glossing over for some time. It's weird but those things stuck with me and I genuinely think he's one of the coolest and most interesting characters in the story now.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Bekul on March 02, 2013, 11:05:42 PM
Aw, nobody else voted for Azan?  :azan:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: clos de knight on March 31, 2013, 03:19:29 PM
Why is Charlotte not an option! D= She's still around! Sometimes!

Whatever, I like her.

I ended up somewhat unimaginatively voting for Guts and Casca. >_>
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Lunchbox5000 on March 31, 2013, 07:15:59 PM
After a lot of thought and mind-changing I went with Casca and Schierke. They are my two favorite 'characters' next to Guts, whom I did not vote for simply because he's always going to be on the top of that poll anyway, so I give my love to not one but two others. Zodd and SK were both on the list for me at some point, but after consideration I realized that Zodd, despite being totally awesome and badass, is not a particularly "deep" or "round" character(his character/story and motivation can be outlined in 3 to 4 sentences, and he's yet to show any kind of moral conflict. Siding with Guts against Ganishka was great, but still I don't see him ever doing a full-on faction-change), and SK would have only been my pick because I WANT to see him in the story the most. Meaning that when SK shows up, pivotal plot movement is taking place. Almost every word that comes out of SK's mouth... er... helmet? ...tells us something we didn't know. But that's not a reflection of his character. He's awesome and I'd trade ten Guts scenes for one SK scene any day, but He's not my favorite character. Valiant knights out for justice are cool, but not uncommon. This could EASILY change with concrete revelations about who he was in the past (History between him and Void/Slan for example.)

Griffith was a definite choice at first too, but lately its hard to tell exactly who Griffith is. He has almost no personality at this point, and unlike in the early volumes, now he has no passion/motivation that we're certainly aware of.  I watch him now and its like he's just going through the motions. He hasn't appeared to be 'passionate' in one scene, save maybe for the moment when he called for his demon army to attack, and then rallied the humans to help on the battlefield against Ganishka. Pre-vol. 12 he acted out a lot of things too, smiles, glad-handing nobles, appearing as he ought to to gain respect, etc. But there were scenes like the first duel with Guts, saving Guts from Zodd, or the assassination of the queen (this is when he became one of my favorite characters ever) where his honest character came through and it was amazing. I haven't seen that side of him in a long long time now.  :sad:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on March 31, 2013, 08:13:36 PM
Zodd and SK were both on the list for me at some point, but after consideration I realized that Zodd, despite being totally awesome and badass, is not a particularly "deep" or "round" character(his character/story and motivation can be outlined in 3 to 4 sentences, and he's yet to show any kind of moral conflict. Siding with Guts against Ganishka was great, but still I don't see him ever doing a full-on faction-change), and SK would have only been my pick because I WANT to see him in the story the most. Meaning that when SK shows up, pivotal plot movement is taking place. Almost every word that comes out of SK's mouth... er... helmet? ...tells us something we didn't know. But that's not a reflection of his character. He's awesome and I'd trade ten Guts scenes for one SK scene any day, but He's not my favorite character. Valiant knights out for justice are cool, but not uncommon. This could EASILY change with concrete revelations about who he was in the past (History between him and Void/Slan for example.)

Just to quickly comment on what you said (not disputing your choices), I think you're being a bit unfair with Zodd and SK here. Although Zodd is an apostle and so is by definition going to fit in certain categories, he's been given some surprising depth at times. It's remained light so far, but the foundations for later developments are definitely there. Be it his past and his relationship to the Skull Knight, his attitude towards other apostles, the God Hand and associated events, or his actions towards Guts, there's more to him than meets the eye. And so I believe his assumed status as an important character will be justified with more than enough depth in the end, even without having to change factions.

Same thing for the Skull Knight, I think you're selling him a bit short by reducing him to a "valiant knight out for justice". Even without having definite answers yet it's pretty clear that he's got pivotal background information waiting to be revealed.

Griffith was a definite choice at first too, but lately its hard to tell exactly who Griffith is. He has almost no personality at this point, and unlike in the early volumes, now he has no passion/motivation that we're certainly aware of.  I watch him now and its like he's just going through the motions. He hasn't appeared to be 'passionate' in one scene [...] I haven't seen that side of him in a long long time now.  :sad:

While I totally understand how you feel, the reason is that "Griffith", as in the human Griffith that was shown to us during the Golden Age arc, doesn't exist anymore. He was reborn as Femto during the Occultation ceremony, and although Femto has since then acquired a body of flesh that conveniently bears the guise of his old self, he is definitely not the man he once was. His goals, motives, feelings, etc. are all different now, and the reason we get (almost) no insight into his mind is so that it remains alien to us.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: dasfdeas on March 31, 2013, 08:19:20 PM
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While I totally understand how you feel, the reason is that "Griffith", as in the human Griffith that was shown to us during the Golden Age arc, doesn't exist anymore. He was reborn as Femto during the Occultation ceremony, and although Femto has since then acquired a body of flesh that conveniently bears the guise of his old self, he is definitely not the man he once was. His goals, motives, feelings, etc. are all different now, and the reason we get (almost) no insight into his mind is so that it remains alien to us.

He is still a narcissistic prick of the first order, though.   :ganishka:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Lunchbox5000 on March 31, 2013, 10:02:12 PM
Just to quickly comment on what you said (not disputing your choices), I think you're being a bit unfair with Zodd and SK here. Although Zodd is an apostle and so is by definition going to fit in certain categories, he's been given some surprising depth at times. It's remained light so far, but the foundations for later developments are definitely there.


I want to know so much more about both of them, but mystery isn't a compelling character aspect for me. If it were I would have voted for Rakshas who is the character-equivalent of a giant question mark. Who knows what the fuck he's up to. When I think of 'character' I think of story, of personality, of motivation for actions. I can't say what SK's story is for sure or where his motivation comes from. The same can be said with far more certainty about Zodd. Zodd may not even have a compelling story prior to becoming an apostle. His motivations are 1. Seek strong warriors with whom to do battle, and 2. Serve Griffith. The reason he serves Griffith could either be that he's an apostle, and under the spell of Griffith's uncanny ability to rally others to his cause, or just that Griffith defeated him (much the same as he defeated Guts) and claimed him for servitude. Come to think of it he's the only apostle Griffith had to physically dominate in some way prior to recruitment.(.....) Anyway, Zodd is DEFINITELY not just another apostle. He is a big part of the story and there's so much more to come from him. I just have no idea what at this point, and no good reason to count him as my 'favorite' character. You can be assured though that the moment he questions the God Hand or Griffith, or shows just a little bit of personality, I'm changing BOTH my answers to Zodd because I think he's fucking awesome, and I'd love to believe he isn't just a tool of causality.

I'd love to know more about both of them, and I can't wait til I do, but for now I find more compelling characters in both Casca and Schierke.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Arvin on April 15, 2013, 03:09:27 AM
Picked Irvine and Sonia because they have made some nice interactions together.

Also because no one else voted on them...

Hope to see more of them together in Falconia.

I also didn't find an option for Mule... 
What do you guys have against poor Mule to be forgotten like this? :sad:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on April 15, 2013, 03:55:32 AM
I also didn't find an option for Mule... 
What do you guys have against poor Mule to be forgotten like this? :sad:

It's not an exhaustive list, for obvious reasons
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Wyrm on May 23, 2013, 11:51:27 AM
Wyald gets two votes? Seriously? :isidro:
Well... I actually cheered loudly when he was killed so probably that makes him a "good" character as in very well written...
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on May 23, 2013, 11:57:54 AM
Wyald gets two votes? Seriously? :isidro:
Well... I actually cheered loudly when he was killed so probably that makes him a "good" character as in very well written...

He was pretty cool in his own way, and that part of the story in general was awesome in more ways than one.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on May 23, 2013, 12:16:29 PM
Wyald gets two votes? Seriously? :isidro:
Well... I actually cheered loudly when he was killed so probably that makes him a "good" character as in very well written...
Lack of votes doesn't necessarily mean a character isn't well liked. With only two votes, people have to choose their absolute favorites.

I'm pretty pleased with the top 5 picks, myself!

1. Guts
2. Griffith & Skull Knight (tied)
3. Casca
4. Schierke
5. Zodd
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Wyrm on May 23, 2013, 01:00:16 PM
Well, I really meant that Wyald should get no votes.  :troll:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Inga-no-Nagare on May 23, 2013, 08:52:58 PM
I pondered for quite a while before finally deciding on what to vote for: in the end, I went for Guts and Griffith. It rarely happens that I find both the main protagonist and the main antagonist of a story to be immensely interesting characters. And in Berserk they both really are so. In a way, the drrrama between those two is the backbone of the whole story.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Delta Phi on May 24, 2013, 04:25:14 PM
I voted for Serpico even though he's probably the most static character recently. My fondness for him really grew back in the heyday when he was challenging Guts. Plus he's had some awesome moments such as with the kelpie and croc familiars. My 2nd vote was hard to cast so I went with the easy and obvious choice of Guts. Too many characters I'd love to vote for though.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Gill on May 24, 2013, 05:32:27 PM
I guess it's obvious who got my first vote if you looked at my avatar and signature and still aren't sure, then yes, Silat
As for the second, I found it hard to decide between Farnese and Casca, and I choose the latter. First I wanted to vote for Farnese, I think it's because she's the only "active" woman in the story at the moment, so the only character I can relate to. But if I had to choose between her and pre-Eclipse Casca... well, Casca won my vote, because being insane at the moment doesn't make her past self less awesome and badass.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: KazigluBey on May 24, 2013, 11:03:09 PM
Guts and SK, though almost chose Zodd over Guts.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on May 25, 2013, 01:44:12 AM
Guts and SK, though almost chose Zodd over Guts.
That puts SK over Griff. Bravo!  :ubik:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: KazigluBey on May 25, 2013, 03:24:27 AM
That puts SK over Griff. Bravo!  :ubik:

Indeed. I've never liked Griffith from the moment he was introduced. Long live SK!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: IronBerserk on May 25, 2013, 04:33:23 AM
My taste tends to go with the characters that appear as the most complex. So my votes went to Guts and Griffith...of course :guts: Honorable mention goes to Farnese who I find to be underrated considering she is probably the third character within Berserk with the biggest story arc.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: BlackEyes on September 13, 2013, 07:04:27 PM
Oh, this was hard! I ended up going with  :guts: and   :???:. So predictable!
But there was a close tie because I also like Judo, Corkus, Luca, SK, ahhhh. I might even trade out Casca for  :badbone:...
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Rendarg on September 14, 2013, 10:10:16 AM
Well, that would of course be Guts and Casca. But thats stupid, because its so obvious. Instead i rather go for my two second favorite characters, SK and Luca. She is one of the characters i would love to see again, when they get back to Midland (maybe in 3-4 years, lol). I'm usually reading a manga where women don't have any important roles, most are sadly just some background accessoires, so it was really refreshing to see such a strong independent woman. It was just great somehow, i liked the whole idea, an arc centered around the church and their evil doings, and who is the strongest female character, a prostitute. In your face, Mozgus :mozgus:


Edit: On second thought i think i switch her for Schierke. Before i came to sk.net i often heard people saying how they don't like her at all or how the whole component of having kids in Guts Team would ruin their precious view of Berserk. And me, i loved her from the first moment, the little girl with the vast knowledge of the mystical world but no experience with the harsh reality of human civilization. Some of my favorite scenes from the manga are with her, namely at the beach, when she talks to Guts, trying to explain Floras death all rational, just trying to convince herself that its allright and then finally giving in to her grief. Try reading it with the Spirited Away Soundtrack, its so nice: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xup1xb_the-house-at-swamp-bottom_music
And the whole part when they come to Vritanis, the cultural shock and her reaction, when she first sees a big city, and how she handles the thing with the spirits of the hanged Kushan and the conversation with Sonia, how she is almost convinced, and then of course how Guts protects her in the tavern.

Some day i want a daughter with a pointy hat, haha :schierke:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: KnightZel on October 11, 2013, 07:40:13 PM
As far as characters go Guts is the best for most people, but i think the beast also deserves a spot up there with all the others. It's literarily so deliciously vicious and rage filled that reading anything that comes from it makes me cringe cause you can feel it. The beast is awesome...best watch out now that you haven't included him.  :beast:   :magni:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on October 11, 2013, 09:32:27 PM
As far as characters go Guts is the best for most people, but i think the beast also deserves a spot up there with all the others. It's literarily so deliciously vicious and rage filled that reading anything that comes from it makes me cringe cause you can feel it. The beast is awesome...best watch out now that you haven't included him.  :beast:   :magni:
The beast of darkness isn't a character. It's a personified aspect of Guts.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sankari on October 11, 2013, 10:43:20 PM
As Guts is a pretty obvious 1st place,
I had to ignore him and go to my other 2 favourite characters,
Griffith and Schierke.

Schierke is the most interesting character in Guts' new party. That little girl with so much courage and determination.
Griffith , as femto, did some odious, disgusting things, but thus far, we can't really understand him, so I think , for me, thats what makes him a very deep character. He's both the savior and the devil . After that chapter with the idea of evil, I believe Griffith has the power to craft the world according to his dreams.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: KnightZel on October 13, 2013, 01:50:02 PM
The beast of darkness isn't a character. It's a personified aspect of Guts.
Actually you could argue that it is a character. Just because it doesn't have a constant physical presence in the world doesn't make it any less of a character. Seeing as how it has a personality and is capable of taking action on it's own when the opportunity is presented as well as being another driving force for the story also helps justify it's a character.
I would also like to point out that it's up to interpretation. I don't to argue meaninglessly on a subject like this, and seeing as how i'm very new with only one Beherit, i'll step back. But beware for the beast is strong in this one  :griffnotevil: lol. Instead of arguing why don't we agree to all hate griffith. He sucks! lol.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Aazealh on October 13, 2013, 02:21:07 PM
I would also like to point out that it's up to interpretation.

The fact the Beast of Darkness is a personification of Guts' dark side isn't up to interpretation, just so we're clear.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Patou244 on January 05, 2014, 01:22:41 AM
Hello I am new to this board I'm happy to be here!

My favorite characters are Guts and Casca. I like them both equally and really want to see some resolution to happen for these two both separately as individual characters and as a couple.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sana on January 08, 2014, 10:24:41 AM
I voted for Griffith and Farnese. Griffith just because he's so very interesting and I could spend a lot of time here explaining why and analysing him (but I won't, because I am pretty sure no-one really cares). Farnese just because... Farnese gives me a lot of complicated emotions I'm proud of her okay.

Also, would it be possible to have Luca added to the poll?
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: pinoycosplay on January 08, 2014, 04:33:35 PM
Naturally I have to put my girl Casca first along with Guts.

Personally i enjoy Guts simplicity.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on January 08, 2014, 05:14:57 PM
Also, would it be possible to have Luca added to the poll?
Would you have voted for her over Guts and Farnese?
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Selwyn on March 09, 2014, 09:34:01 AM
My favourite character picks were Guts :guts: (of course) and Serpico :serpico:. I like Serpico because he almost never opens his eyes making him a bit mysterious. Also his sister is kind of hot.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Doc on March 09, 2014, 10:21:23 AM
I'm going to be as banal as it gets and vote Guts & Griffith. Their relationship is one of the most compelling character dynamics in manga, and still at the crux of the overarching storyline after all this time.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: bains1989 on March 09, 2014, 10:09:32 PM
Guts and Zodd!

there rivalry, the battles they continue to have.. always loved these two characters

 
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: NeaR on March 09, 2014, 11:52:48 PM
Haha I think next poll Guts should be removed so we can have some diversity.  :guts: voted for Guts and Schierke!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on March 10, 2014, 12:01:35 AM
Haha I think next poll Guts should be removed so we can have some diversity.  :guts: voted for Guts and Schierke!

We did one of those back in 2008: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9619.0
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: MrMehawk on April 23, 2014, 05:02:34 AM
Voted  :guts: and  :badbone:, which sort of saddens me, not because they are such obvious choices, but because that makes it seem like the other charactes in the series are unloved, which just isn't true. I like even the less picked characters on this list more than most characters in other series.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: TerrorA on May 10, 2014, 02:20:20 AM
Guts and Skull Knight.

The God killer duo
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Vaati on August 13, 2014, 08:32:23 PM
Too few of options for so many great characters...  :rakshas:
I voted for Schierke and Void.

Schierke for her strong impact on Guts' group. I usually have a good laugh when she's mocking Isidro or when Ivalera points out her feelings for Guts. Plus I really like her character design.

Void since he is just really interesting and mysterious to me. What he has to say about causality and sacrifices makes him my favorite member of the God Hand. I can't wait to learn more about his story and what type of relationship he has with Skull Knight.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Bread Pak on August 18, 2014, 08:43:41 AM
Guts and Farnese, deepest characters
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Ratty on August 30, 2014, 10:25:27 PM
Very tough choice. Ultimately went with Guts and Puck. Though Casca is just a hair below Puck, to the point I would almost say it's a tie. A tie that will certainly be broken one way or another once she regains her sanity. After that definitely Schierke.

:isidro: What!?  :griffnotevil: beat out :casca: !? When will it be enough? When will he fill that dark ambition inside of him. First Midland, now the polls. Open your eyes my friends! Don't you see Griffith is a big-huge phony!?  :troll:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p8Qu1BxPLJs/TpTlMpv2h3I/AAAAAAAAEGk/u6Aa3PxNTSk/s320/Phony.png)

I was tempted to not include Guts as one of my votes to help give her an edge, but then I'd be a liar.  :ganishka:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: MASTER-AMIR on September 13, 2014, 02:32:20 PM
Guts and Skull Knight

also Zodd is my favorite character to. but there is only two pick  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: luizao on December 01, 2014, 07:06:55 AM
SK :SK:+Judo :judo: but of course Guts and Zodd could be there too. Special mention to the moronic duo  :puck:+ :isidro:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Kobby on December 11, 2014, 07:51:57 PM
 :guts:   :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: bam555eld on December 28, 2014, 12:27:38 PM
I picked :farnese: and got :griffnotevil: to have the same votes as the sk
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: SpaceyLauss on December 28, 2014, 07:21:34 PM
This was a tough choice, but in the end I picked  :guts: and  :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: PippinStrippin on June 21, 2015, 12:39:53 AM
I voted for  :guts: and Pippin. BTW, we need an emoticon for Pippin :mozgus:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on June 26, 2015, 02:16:16 PM
I voted for  :guts: and Pippin. BTW, we need an emoticon for Pippin :mozgus:

I'm not against it, but what would he be emoting? He's generally pretty stoic.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Vixen Comics on June 26, 2015, 09:37:54 PM
is it even fair that Guts is up on the poll? He is winning by a land slide  :slan:  :ubik:

Quote
I'm not against it, but what would he be emoting? He's generally pretty stoic.

I know right? Not even when Guts smacked him in the nose with all his strength with his elbow did Pippin react to it. That had to have hurt like hell!

But if you want an idea of pippin emoticon where he is actually emoting I think the scene where he first sense midland's army about to attack the hawks in the field after Griffith's capture, he actually opens his eyes (if memory serves) and yells out about the danger. i think that is the closest Pippin comes to showing any emotion.  :guts:

 
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: JMP on August 07, 2015, 06:35:26 PM
It's such a hard choice, but I had to make Rickert one of my favorite next to Guts. The more I see of this character the more I like him! He's turning out to be pretty darn awesome.  :guts:
I'm hoping to one day see the three remaining members of the original Band of the Falcon, Guts, Casca, and Rickert serve Griffith his comeuppance!  :rickert:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Patrick on September 06, 2015, 02:39:18 AM
I had to go with  :guts: and  :schierke:.

I love the moments they have together, especially when Schierke helps Guts when he's using the Berserker Armor.

One particular scene that always brings a smile to my face is the one where Schierke and Sonia are sitting on the dock talking to each other, and Sonia replies to Schierke saying "I say it's love!"
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sancho on September 07, 2015, 07:27:38 PM
I choosed  :guts: and  :void:

Guts because he's one of the few characters (along with the bakiraka) who in every situation, no matter the circumstances, only relies to his own skills and never to a god or messiah. The perfect example is the incarnation cerimony at the tower of conviction. When everyone in moments of despair only prayed hoping that some god would save them, he stood without retreating against the monsters, and this influenced everyone who was near him, in particular Farnese. I read somewhere that there are similarities between him and the concept of the Ubermensch of Nietzsche.
I generally don't like main characters and heroes, but Guts is an exception, after all the suffering and horrors that he endured i think its impossible to not sympathize with him, i just hope that at the very end he will get the happiness he deserves.

And Void partially for his scary but awesome design, but mostly for all his epic quotes at the eclipse, such as : "If fate transcend human intellect, it is inevitable that humans, bearing evil, oppose their destiny". I think that this is maybe the most important line in Berserk, because it describe what actually happens among humans, some of them have the strenght to accept the cruel destiny given to them without commiting atrocities, and others can't accept that you can't always get what you want. Void's backstory is what i'm waiting more eagerly than any other thing in Berserk.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Pedro-kun on September 08, 2015, 02:36:36 PM
Had to choose :guts: and :zodd:.

Guts because, well, he's goddamn Guts! Zodd because of his design (my favorite Apostle design) and for the fact he doesn't give a damn about anything or anyone, he just enjoys killing, like a true Apostle.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Kalie Ma on September 08, 2015, 02:45:40 PM
Guess who I picked!!!!!

 :serpico: +  :farnese: :]

BTW walter or aazeal did the mask from Mario 2 inspire Serpico's face icon?
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on September 08, 2015, 03:07:29 PM
Guess who I picked!!!!!

 :serpico: +  :farnese: :]

BTW walter or aazeal did the mask from Mario 2 inspire Serpico's face icon?

Wow, clever catch! (Here's what she means for those who are curious) (https://www.google.com/search?q=mario+2+mask&safe=off&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=679&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CB0QsARqFQoTCPrVxYnp58cCFUKLkgod5XkCWA).

That emoticon is one of the oldest, so I can't remember if it was an intentional thing from the start, or a joke we made afterward, but that reference has definitely been brought up before in our internal chats about emoticons  :badbone:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Hensmon on September 09, 2015, 07:32:11 PM
My two favorites are the power houses Guts and Griffth.

I love how complex both characters are...both opposites but at the same time share the ability to draw people to them. An charisma and presence that inspires, awes, amazes and changes people. Griffiths goal driven personality and eventually his rise, fall and  transformation is such an incredible part of this story and really adds to why I love his character so much.

Anyway it was close second between Judo, as he seems to be Guts closest friend during his time with Band of the Hawk (after Casca/Griffth) and he is always humble. He gives great advice and comfort to Guts all whilst keeping a level head. Miura also gave him some great dialogue at parts. Also redeeming quality is that he wants Guts to be with Casca despite his own feelings for her, Knowing she needs someone and something he can't give. RIP Judo ;)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on September 09, 2015, 07:42:53 PM
Here's the updated rankings!

   Guts      146   
   Griffith      49   
   Skull Knight      47   
   Casca      33   
   Schierke      29   
   Zodd      21   
   Judo      16   
   Farnese      15   
   Serpico      14   
   Puck      9   
   Irvine      7   
   Void      7   
   Isidro      5   
   Wyald      4   
   Rickert      3   
   Pippin     2   
   Ubik      2   
   Godot      2   
   Silat      2   
   Slan      2   
   Sonia      2   
   Ganishka      2   
   Rakshas      2   
   Azan      1   
   Grunbeld      1   
   Locus      1   
   Flora      1   
   Carcus      1   
   Conrad      0   

Surprises for me: Ganishka and Locus are so low despite the fan popularity among them! 

Also, poor (http://www.skullknight.net/images/emoticons/conradtest.gif)  ... but who can really say they didn't expect that?
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: ShiffuFirestorm on October 02, 2015, 04:01:48 AM
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Menosgade on November 17, 2015, 03:26:28 PM
 Pretty obvious choice, but went for Guts and skull  :SK:
Both are just amazing characters. Guts' unbreakable will to live and fight is his most inspiring feature. It just doesn't matter how crippled he is and who he's fighting, he won't let down  :beast: seeing his pain in the form of darkness pushing thru anything is also very pleasing. This dual personality feature is also very interesting. An enormous pain he remembers everyday and once in a while releases in the form of pure strenght. His lonely wandering and refusal of feeling always catch me. as well, remember that panel of him sad (the only post-eclipse), always found it silly. When I finally read that episode and saw that face... damn feels

 SK is always so cool because of wisdom, always having something useful (and dramatic) to say. I like how he eventually helps (crucially sometimes) but follows his own way, watching and learning. Wish we can learn more about him in the future.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: IncantatioN on November 17, 2015, 04:37:45 PM
Poor Conrad ... zero votes and the only Godhand not to be on the emoticon-fixed-list!
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on November 17, 2015, 05:13:21 PM
Poor Conrad ... zero votes and the only Godhand not to be on the emoticon-fixed-list!

Personally, My least favorite Godhand is Conrad. Until he blows my mind with awesome terror he'll stay my least favorite Godhand. I used to dislike Ubik in my first readings,  but with time and many many many reread, I've come to enjoy him more.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Walter on November 17, 2015, 05:41:19 PM
I used to dislike Ubik in my first readings,  but with time and many many many reread, I've come to enjoy him more.

He's my second-favorite  :ubik:

(http://skullknight.net/images/ubik_eek.jpg)
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: jackson_hurley on November 17, 2015, 06:57:15 PM
Yeah well in the beginning only! Now I really appreciate Ubik. Not sure really why I did not enjoy him in the first place. I was young in those times.  :slan:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: KnightZel on February 26, 2016, 08:25:03 PM
Guts and Casca ftw.

Easily the two most interesting characters in the whole series imo. The thing i like about both of them is how emotionally charged they both are. Even in her childlike state I love that Casca can make my heart ache when she calls out to her child, or freaks out on guts, or says Au lol.

As for Guts...man speaks for himself.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: DasBouf on April 10, 2016, 04:17:37 AM
I chose Slan and Silat. Guts Puck Farnese and Schierke are other characters I love but Silat and Slan need more love.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Kaladin on April 10, 2016, 04:25:27 AM
1. :guts:
2. :badbone:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Lawliet on April 10, 2016, 05:54:12 AM
Puck is my favorite character. I adore this little guy  :puck:

Berserk wouldn't be the same without him.

Other than that,  :guts: of course. Best protagonist to have graced manga.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Dragon Warrior on August 31, 2016, 06:10:42 PM
Guts & Skull Knight are my two favorites characters.
As for top best ones
1-Guts
2-Skull Knight
3-Puck
4-Serpico
5-Isidro
6-Schierke
7-Casca
8-Zodd
9-Farnese
10-Griffith
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Nothingwillbewong on August 31, 2016, 06:33:02 PM
Guts and my home boy Irvine  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Sareth on August 31, 2016, 07:07:50 PM
1. Farnese
2. Guts (it's a close call between him and Serpico)
3. Serpico
4. Schierke
5. Judeau
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: DANGERDOOOOM on August 31, 2016, 10:17:43 PM
 :isidro: &  :guts:
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Tabris on September 02, 2016, 08:36:34 PM
Griffith and Schierke for sure.

Though depending on where Morda's character goes there might be a battle for one of these spots hah
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: VladimirPutin on October 02, 2016, 10:22:37 PM
Guts and Griffith. Guts for obvious reason, but Griffith ... I don't like him, but still I must to admit how great villian he is, personally he is my favourite villian. I was thinking about Skull Knight, so the options after Guts were Griffith and Skull Knight, but somehow I choosed Griffith over SK.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Vixen Comics on October 14, 2016, 08:59:58 PM
I know this seems pretty traditional, but by far Guts and Casca are my two most favorite characters in this series. Even with all the other array of characters that have been introduced throughout the story, I still find Guts and Casca as my two most favorite characters in the series. They stand on their own story wise individually and as a set. Too me I feel they are the most interesting down to earth and relateable characters  in the Berserk world There is just something very primal about these two that I love.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Jajimufu on November 06, 2016, 10:38:57 PM
I went with Guts (obvious choice) and wyald (one of the rawest characters in the series
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: Ruhe Strom on December 11, 2016, 03:34:51 AM
Shocked that the glorious Gaston isn't on the list. He outlasted all the Hawks in the Eclipse, bar the big three. A great man to the very end.

Would Gaston have sacrificed the Band of the Hawk to obtain his ultimate dream of opening a clothes shop? Methinks not.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: The Wack Swordsman on February 18, 2017, 04:33:12 PM
I'm torn choosing only 2 out of all these "amazing" characters.  :puck:

Had to go with Guts in the end... Since causality obviously didn't give me a choice on the matter.
Guts is just too damn important.

I also choose Rickert since he deserves this. After all he... Unlike Guts poor boy... Is the only one that ever succeeded in something Guts tried to do for years. Hitting the hawk in the face.
Rickert is the first one to put some actual "damage" on "Griffith" (as far as possible for the young lad he is) as a mere human. 

Gotta admit that it must've taken a lot of GUTS to actually face "Griffith" in Falconia like that knowing what kind of demon he is and what he did.

I've got one question though.
WHERE MY BOY GASTON AT!?

Even though he was somewhat of a "simple" (kindhearted) side-character I think his presence was of importance (not for the plot but for Guts and the readers). Especially when it comes to his last words.
To me he was a valuable character.
Title: Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
Post by: serpico69 on September 12, 2017, 05:17:35 PM
This is so cruel. I cant leave out Serpico, Judeau or Griffith. Why 2 options dammit