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Speculation Nation / Re: If the God Hand was killed
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:03:02 PM »
I agree. Thanks for the reply

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Speculation Nation / If the God Hand was killed
« on: April 15, 2014, 08:27:33 PM »
If the 5 God Hand members were killed, would Guts' and Casca's brands disappear? Or better yet, what if Idea was killed (most likely impossible). Or are Guts and Casca basically going to "hell" when they die no matter what? I don't think there is an answer to this but I was thinking maybe if the one who branded you dies then you're free of the curse. Or maybe it would have to be all 5 God Hand and Idea. We wouldn't really know if that's true because it seems everyone who has ever been branded has died immediately. So even if Guts and Casca live long enough to die of old age, do you think they're screwed no matter what?

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Character Cove / Re: Guts' Eye
« on: March 19, 2014, 11:05:54 PM »
Ah, that makes the most sense, thanks.

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Character Cove / Guts' Eye
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:13:24 AM »
This is just something trivial I've been wondering about, and this might just be a stupid question but oh well.

As we all know, Guts' eye was gouged out, impaled, or whatever you want to call it, and he simply keeps it closed. Is this possible in real life? Whenever someone is missing an eye, they usually get something to replace the eye or wear an eye-patch, or both. Is there something magical about these? I don't care if it isn't realistic because Guts looks much better without an eye-patch. Just wondering if you can simply keep it shut, or sew it shut (doesn't really sound like a great idea to sew it but who knows). Couldn't really find an answer on Google, but I have a feeling eye-patches and such aren't necessary as long as the socket is clean. :guts:

Edit: I guess a reason for an eye-patch would be to keep too much air from getting into the socket which could maybe dry it out, and that its probably not fun to shut one eye all day. But the question still remains as these are not problems that can't be solved by keeping the eye closed somehow.

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Speculation Nation / Re: The Theme of Berserk
« on: March 14, 2014, 02:57:08 AM »
I definitely agree that there is no central theme in Berserk, as the story and characters are too complex for that. Its not just a story where you can say at the end to your grandchildren "the moral of the story is so and so" like most stories. There's a lot in Berserk to interpret personally as well, one of many reasons this is my favorite story of all time. Though that's not to say there aren't themes that are set in stone.

With Guts, two important times come to mind when he was essentially sacrificing himself for the sake of another. The first instance I can think of is when he was trying to save Casca from going over the cliff, and the second was when he was to earn the title of 100-Man Slayer. In both instances Guts had nothing to gain, and knew that his life was on the line, and yet he was still essentially sacrificing himself for the sake of Casca.

I think it will be interesting to see if Guts is ever given the opportunity to sacrifice someone other than himself to achieve what he desires... Regardless, I think that the fact that Guts is willing to selflessly sacrifice himself will play a role in how events unfold.

I agree about him trying to save Casca from falling off of the cliff, but saving Casca definitely wasn't his only reason for slaying 100 men. As he said during the bonfire of dreams, "Its not in my nature to retreat from the enemy, I'd rather swing my sword than run away, that's all." Or somewhere along those lines. He also had a grudge to settle against Adon, and the fact that Guts enjoys fighting for his life and likes the challenge. Obviously he doesn't want to die, but that's just how he grew up. So there were multiple reasons why he fought 100 men. It seems that every character's actions have multiple reasons, but lets save that for another discussion. Guts did take a hit for Jill before though. Also, when they were freeing Griffith from prison, Guts charged forward and did all the fighting. I know he had a a lot of steam to blow off, and he's the main character so everyone wants to see him in action, but I believe subconsciously he wanted to protect his comrades. Meh, I don't know, maybe. I think he would also put his life on the line for everyone in his new party. He needs them to help protect Casca, not only from Apostles and spirits, but from himself in the form of the Beast of Darkness. And obviously he doesn't want to lose his friends ever again, nor make the mistake of abandoning what he cannot replace/realizing something when he's already lost it, which is one of many themes in Berserk, and an important one at that.

If you mean sacrificing as in literally using his Beherit, he can't since he is already branded and the God Hand stated that it wasn't his "fate". In other terms, he could give in to the Beast of Darkness whenever he wants, and "sacrifice" his comrades to go after the God Hand, more specifically Griffith.


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Character Cove / Re: Guts and Godo, Band of the Hawk members
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:08:00 PM »
Ah, I must have missed those things. Yeah a father would be too much I should have used a better word, maybe something along the lines of a mentor, or simply a good friend. But he does want Guts to have a good life. I agree the Hawk members' pasts definitely aren't necessary and I wouldn't mind it not happening, but in my opinion it'd be something cool. Thanks for the reply.

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Character Cove / Guts and Godo, Band of the Hawk members
« on: March 02, 2014, 03:53:43 AM »
When and how did Guts meet Godo? I don't remember it being clarified or not, I'm guessing that they met through Godo making armor and weapons for various mercenary bands when Guts was a kid. They seemed to have an interesting relationship and I hope Miura goes more in-depth about it someday. I view Godo more than just "the guy Guts goes to so he can repair his gear" he almost seems like a father to Guts, giving him deep life advice and such. His sarcasm was funny and I wish we had more details about him. While I'm talking about Godo, why was he exiled for making the Dragonslayer? That didn't really make sense to me. King: "That sword is huge! Kill him!" what?

Secondly, I think after Berserk is finished, Miura should make some bonus material showing each of the original Band of the Hawk member's pasts. It would put even more character development into them and would give the series/golden age arc even more re-watch/re-read value than it already has, and make the Eclipse that much more tragic. For instance, seeing Corkus and his band of thieves would be cool. Just seeing how each member joined the Band of the Hawk would be nice. I guess this would apply to Godo as well.

Well, here's a schnoz  :schnoz:

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Character Cove / Judeau AMV
« on: February 28, 2014, 03:51:27 AM »
Hey SK.net, first post. For all the Judeau fans, I came across this perfectly done AMV that I just wanted to share since I personally really enjoyed it. I was surprised to find one of him when I searched for it, but glad I did since he's my favorite character, besides Guts of course.  :judo: lol well tell me what you guys think of it, I think the lyrics match Judeau very well. Lol how could I forget to post the link, here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUFeBqe9Hu0

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