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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 11:53:27 AM »
Best part is Mozgus' catchphrase, lol.

"TENBATSU TEKIMEN GOD PRESS!!"   :mozgus:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:59:32 PM »
People talking like it's the end already.

I say regardless of the outcome it's gonna be good.

There may even be a Time-skip or 2nd Gen featuring an older Isidro/Schierke, like Hokuto no Ken's second season.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 25, 2017, 02:09:19 AM »
I was somewhat surprised Farnese didn't put 2+2 together when she saw Griffith in the memories. Afterall, she saw Griffith in Albion, and heard Guts speak his name. Too bad... Guess it wasn't the right moment.

I don't know about that.  Farnese was present when the old Wizards were talking about the Hawk of Light earlier, though she was busy watching Casca, I'm sure she heard about Guts' connection to Griffith when they were asking him questions.  Maybe not in name, but she'd recognize the face.

I think once they confront the truth (and Casca's emotions), things will be more concrete in how the state of the world has become.

Still, what happens next could be anything, regardless of Casca!

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:48:44 AM »
If Femto steps out of the Dream, I am so done!   :rakshas:

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Character Cove / The Black Swordsman as a "Religious Icon"
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:22:08 AM »
Was re-watching the Tower of Conviction Arc Episode recap, and Farnese' interactions and self-narrations regarding Guts mentioned the idea that he embodies a Prophecy as well as the 'darkness in her past that she couldn't escape'.

I'm wondering just what sort of story the Holy See was spreading and where did it come from?

Was it just a rumor the Godhand were spreading?

Later on when Farnese cuts her hair in atonement she practically reveres Guts, though he dispells the illusion she seemed to have of him, it actually took a while for her to come back down to earth so to speak.

It felt as if he was being idolized or an anti-savior to her of sorts, like cult worship or something like it.

I'm just wondering if the stage was set for Guts to take such a position in life, because he's not exactly outspoken, other than his trail of corpses.

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Speculation Nation / Re: What do you think will happen after Elfhelm?
« on: April 20, 2017, 11:53:11 PM »
The impression I get starts with what happened when Griffith merged with Casca's Demon Child.

To me, that's Griffith's future Achilles' heel, the thing that will expose him.

Besides the Neo Band of the Hawk, we now have Rickert's situation to consider.  He may full well form a 'resistance' against Griffith's regime, and Guts might later meet up with him.

I get the feeling this is going to turn in to an epic showdown that will change the world yet again.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Images request for a research Paper
« on: April 05, 2007, 01:52:53 PM »
I'm doing a research paper on a violent man in the Post-Colonial Literature class I'm going to.  For reference the book is called "Things Fall Apart" by one Chinua Achebe  and the character is Okonkwo from that novel.  Basically my paper consists of me comparing and contrasting this character's violent nature and the motivations behind him with Guts.  That's right, you heard right...Guts...I'm comparing the two in my research paper as somewhat of an exploration into the mind of a violent mind and the motivations behind it.  What I'm posting this here for is because I need good stock imagery that can help me describe Guts violent nature and or motivations well for my research paper, as I'll be including images from the manga (with references cited of course).

If you guys can help me out with this, I'd appreciate it!  Thanks.  :beast:

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Speculation Nation / Serpico and Griffith
« on: July 30, 2006, 08:47:17 PM »
I was just thinking this a while ago, and it seems that Serpico is quite the strategist, particularly in combat, and his fighting style isn't unlike that of Griffith himself.  I'm wondering if this might possibly help Guts in some way or perhaps that Serpico might actually encounter Griffith at any point?

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Can someone please tell me?
« on: July 23, 2006, 04:56:16 AM »
Sorry I haven't replied to this in a while...busy and all...

I'm basically looking for anything that's available on the internet actually.  It's just nice to appreciate.  A lot of what I'd like to see are the Colored Illustrations that are seen every so often in Black and White in the Manga itself as posters.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Can someone please tell me?
« on: July 17, 2006, 04:11:21 AM »
Where you guys get all that wonderful full-color Berserk Artwork?  I haven't seen anything related to it or heard anything and it's just beautiful.

Please?

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Creation Station / Re: BERSERK: THE MOVIE Posters
« on: June 12, 2006, 01:33:34 AM »
Though this isn't exactly related to motion pictures, it could go up on a different "type" of Big Screen...heh.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Who would Win? Dragon Slayer vs. First Tsurugi
« on: October 16, 2005, 03:09:39 AM »
XD That picture owns, CnC.

Although I would say that Cloud has a lot of technical skill with a sword, and could probably parry Guts' attacks for a while, he probably couldn't withstand Guts in full rage.  If anything, Cloud would try to get away from him due to his full strength.  Plus, Cloud would probably keep on trying to reason with Guts, and reasoning with Guts only pisses him off even more.

As for Guts vs. Hogan, heh...well, I'd say Hogan would win due to pure showmanship.  Guts' would be annoyed and just walk away.  :carcus:

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Shootin' the Breeze / Who would Win? Dragon Slayer vs. First Tsurugi
« on: October 15, 2005, 05:58:04 PM »
Well, who do you think would win?  Cloud or Guts?  Both have relatively huge swords, and we know that Guts (with Berserker Armor) can jump relatively high like Cloud in Advent Children.

How do you think the battle would go?  What would happen?  :beast:

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Most Trucked-Up Moment of Berserk?
« on: August 16, 2005, 03:22:48 AM »
Since I'm mostly new I can bump this, hehe...

Weirdness abounds in Volume 6 when Griffith actually shows Guts medieval porn, the look on his face just made me laugh.

As for OMG YUCK scenes, I'd have to say the point when Casca gets enveloped into those gory face things in the Torture Chamber.  About as equally disturbing as the guy who wished he WAS a Beherit.

I felt sorry for the little girl who was hanging on for dear life in Volume 3 hanging off of the razor sharp edge of Guts' sword like that.  Ouch.

Then of course, who could forget Volume 1, when Guts actually went out of his way to have sex with an Apostle Demon girl, just to kill her.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Berserk Codes for PS2
« on: July 31, 2005, 06:48:10 AM »
No, it's not so much I'm a cheater as I want to maximize the gameplay of this awesome game.  I've already beaten it 3 times on my own merits, FYI, I've even bested the likes of Super Zodd in 100 Animal Murder Mode, but that's besides the point.


I'm just wondering if there is any possibility of getting Pro Action Replay Codes for the game, just for fun.  Codes I'm looking for:

Play as Guts covered in Blood in Any stage. 
(Guts from the Slan Bossfight FYI).

Play as Berserker Armor Guts in Any Stage.  (Fighting the Apostles)
Play as Beast Berserker Guts in Any Stage.  (Beast Form during Grunberd Fight).

Infinite Berserker Gauge Time.  (for Fun, not Cheating)

I know you can play as these variations of Guts in the 100 Animal Murder Modes, I just want to know if it's possible to play as them in the other stages too.  It'd be nice anyway.

Maybe I should ask the guys at www.codejunkies.com or something, but, I'm sure they'd say something like, "Using codes for Imports can't be done." When last I checked it can be done.

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Speculation Nation / Re: Philosophy behind the Brand of Sacrifice
« on: July 29, 2005, 06:34:58 PM »
Thanks for answering most of my questions, and as far as the Godhand is concerned I figured in terms of the Logic of Causality that being: Actions have Consequences.

That they themselves would be caught up in all the actions they themselves have taken against the Human World, for lack of a better term, and all the bloodshed they have performed. The reason I say this, is because Blood seems to have some (albeit minor) value to them, what with the Brand of Sacrifice bleeding and all whenever their close to it, not to mention the very nature of Sacrifice as a type of Currency for fulfilling desires.

In a word:  Vengeance.

Causality says that there are consequences to one's actions, and if they truly believe this, how can they possibly be exempt from it?  Life (or rather the Killing of it) has some value to them that they respect in order to give apostles (and even other members of Godhand) an amount of Power (or a Demonic Form).  Plus it apparently benefits the Idea of Evil somehow, so what's to say that they won't have their own comeuppance?

This logic of course assumes that Killing is Wrong and has Consequences in the first place.

A little big of Ironic theory here:  What if Guts is doing Causality's Dirty Work?

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Speculation Nation / Philosophy behind the Brand of Sacrifice
« on: July 29, 2005, 03:49:29 AM »
I've been meaning to ask a few questions with regard to how the Godhand members deal with their "Sacrifices".

In ancient times (and even today) the concept of a ritual sacrifice requires that blood be spilt in the place of other blood, at least, as far as I know.  I know that doesn't necessarily apply to Godhand, but the thought is this...at least based on what I know about how the Beherit works.

For a "wish" to be granted from the Beherit, the human must become a loyal apostle to Godhand AND sacrifice something "very precious" to them.

Does the Godhand consider their Apostles as "Precious" or at least valuable in a sense?  The reason I ask this is because each and every dark creature that comes after Guts and Company due to his and Casca's Brand are attempting to perform the Ritual of Sacrifice, however, most weak enemies fall fairly easily, and even some greater ones, so I'm wondering if it would be possible that Guts "sacrificed" a great number of Apostles, if in that logic, the Sacrifice already took place?

I know that's weird logic, but look at the old story of Abraham trying to sacrifice Isaac:  He was about to sacrifice him, but found a Lamb in the bush and sacrificed that instead.  Blood for Blood.  Eye for Eye, Tooth for Tooth.  By that logic you'd think Guts paid his dues (as far as Griffith's Wish is concerned anyway) a couple hundred times over.

I guess my main question is: How much blood is the Brand worth? 

This of course assumes that Godhand themselves are bound by certain limitations set by the Evil Ideal, such as the concept of Causality, which leads me to my next question:

What's the likelyhood the Godhand are bound by any sort of Catch 22 in their own "flawed" (at least, to ours and Guts eyes) logic?

Lastly, and these are more of aside questions that have no relevance to this topic: 

1. Does Puck have a Split Personality?

2. I've been told that the Beast is a manifestation of Guts Anger, but I have this slight feeling it's more than that, as I've noted some interesting clues with regard to the Berserker Armor.  First of all, Gurunberd's Armor is that of a Dragon, and also I've noted that the Serpent Lord wears Serpent-like Armor...this leads me to think that various Knights in different parts of the Story have Themed Enchanted Animal Armor...Guts' just happens to be that of a Wolf.  I also believe Griffith's armor is Hawk Themed (obviously) and the Prophesy points to certain aspects of there being a Hawk or at least a large bird.  My logic is that there are various Animal-like Armor in Berserk that belong to several apostles but that they allow their wearers to transform into said animals.  Which is also a semi-reference to the Guin Saga if memory serves.  Anyone have any ideas with regard to this?

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Creation Station / Re: Berserk Gameplay Music Video
« on: July 24, 2005, 10:48:47 PM »
Here's a Temporary Link to the Video, You need DivX 6.0 to play it, 83.5 mb in size 5 minutes long, but I think the quality is decent, so I hope you like it:

http://s59.yousendit.com/d.php?id=1EDHXBTRTB0G0T6WAIT00PWGG

Let me know if you want the Link to be refreshed.

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Creation Station / Berserk Gameplay Music Video
« on: July 23, 2005, 05:16:15 PM »
So yeah, I got Berserk for PS2 not long ago, and I'm working on a music video to the tune of "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Metallica, I'm in the Editing process right now, so hopefully things will turn out well (if you can ignore the Black Bars in the Cutscenes and the HUD/Status bits during the combat).  I have no idea how to get rid of that stuff, so I guess I'll just have to deal with it.  Wish me luck! ^__^

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Speculation Nation / Re: Why Guts is able to wield the DS
« on: July 20, 2005, 02:10:20 PM »
Yeah, but I hate catgirls, so aren't I doing this forum a service? :beast:

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Speculation Nation / Re: Why Guts is able to wield the DS
« on: July 19, 2005, 01:31:44 PM »
As this is a speculation thread, I figured this bit of speculated information would put the Dragonslayer into more 'realistic' terms if you will.

To quote Masamune167:

"I approximate the sword, with handle, to be around seven feet tall,
roughly 1.5 feet wide, and four inches thick at its thickest point.  It is
made of Iron (Fe), Atomic Number: 26, Atomic weight: 55.845 amu.  Iron nuclei
are said to be very stable, but is historically combined with carbon or
alloyed with other metals.  Pure iron is very susceptible to corrosion in
humidity and has moderate magnetic properties.  I would estimate the weight of
Dragonslayer to be in the range of 210 - 295 pounds (95.2544 - 133.8097 kg).
These are NOT official or to be taken at face value, they are simply my
educated guesses.  To put that into perspective, a typical Scottish claymore
is about 50 inches long while weighing around 7 - 11 pounds.  Even the largest
swords ever made to be handled by one person never exceeded 20 pounds."

Assuming the Dragonslayer is 295 pounds at maximum, that's about how much I can Box Squat when lifting weights with the weight squarely on my back and shoulders, this puts a lot of strain on my legs, and for Guts to swing it with one arm without breaking said arm due to muscle/tendon tensile endurance/bone endurance.  He would in real-world terms, have to be built like a truck at least, if not a tank.  Think Juggernaut-sized forearms here, with muscles about as big as some wrecking balls.  He'd have to eat his Wheaties and/or drink lots of Milk (calcium would be a big part of it).  Add to the fact the poor guy doesn't get much sleep and you can see the likelyhood of anyone carrying a sword that big around like that is highly unlikely.

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