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Manga Mausoleum / Griffith's past before the Hawks
« on: February 29, 2012, 08:47:26 AM »
I searched the forum a bit and I couldn’t find a topic about this so here it goes...

In the manga, we are shown the past of the main characters and the relations they had with their families and interactions with other characters. For example, we get to learn Guts’ past before joining the Hawks, how his biological mother died while giving birth to him (or before, or after :P), how his adoptive mother died, his struggling relationship with Gambino, the one who taught Guts how to fight, the painful experiences (his rape, killing Gambino, the wolves’ attack, etc.) that shaped him into being the young man he was before he met Griffith, and so on...

Likewise, we get to see Casca’s past, what kind of family she had, the kind of life she was living with her family and the traumatic experience right before she met Griffith.
Also, more recently, we are shown Farnese’s and Serpico’s past, Schierke’s relationship with Flora, etc...
All these insights are very important as they help us understand the nature and treats of these characters, how they interact with each other, how they react to certain experiences, what leads them to make certain decisions, etc.

So lately I’ve been wondering why more of Griffith’s past (before creating the Hawks) isn’t revealed to us. All we see is Griffith’s flashback during the Eclipse. And it's not exactly a revelation of his past, Ubik was just manipulating him.
I know the Idea of Evil told Griffith in Episode 83 that it created the proper lineage and context that would bring forth a man like him. But I can’t help thinking that there has to have been something palpable, material that triggered Griffith’s dreams and ambitions. Sure, maybe some people are born more intelligent, ambitious or whatever than others, but wouldn’t you have liked to see what exactly determined Griffith to walk his path and set such high goals for himself? Maybe an influential parental figure (as is Guts’ case), or the poverty of his family, which made Griffith want to rise from it, an event, or something, I dunno...

Do you guys think that maybe Miura considered that revealing Griffith’s past was unnecessary and/or irrelevant? Or maybe he plans to do it in the future?

I’d like to hear your thoughts on this.

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