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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:49:24 AM »
Uhm... i wonder if the trolls and those giants have the same instinct as the apostles to submit before the members of the God Hand, just like Ganishka trembled upon seeing Griffith. Are they evil creatures just like the apostles, that is do they have "evil power" within them? That would explain why the giant king seems afraid of facing Griffith.
I remember in the Qliphot while Slan was torturing Guts the trolls didn't dare to approach them but just stood there watching, and later they and the ogres obeyed her command to fight the Skull Knight, so this apply at least for the trolls.
I'm very curious about the giant king's reaction to Griffith, what will Griffith do if the former would bow and submit to him? Even with Griffith's influence it seems hardly possible that those creatures could be tamed to not hurt humans, unlike the apostles which still retain a bit of their old humanity.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
On page 14, where Farnese put the love memory piece on the doll, it is shown a different monster from the ones before, and on the page after it seems as if it was following from distance the girls and the dog. I'm not sure if it's going to be relevant in the next episodes, as an attempt of Casca's conflicted feelings to thwart her own recovery, or if i'm just reading too much into it.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:37:41 PM »
Are you saying that if they were going to do Zodd, they'd have started with him because he's a more popular character? That's not very convincing. They probably don't have every step of this novel plan scripted out. The decision to do Grunbeld first may have been opportunistic. Perhaps Fukami had an idea about Grunbeld's past, because he was the one in charge of the anime script, and he decided to embark on this novel project. Even at this early stage, I think there's a very real possibility of novels for many other characters, including Zodd.

It's true that there could be other novels after this for other apostles like Locus (let's hope not though), but i doubt it would feature Zodd. He's one of the most iconic character of the series, one of the fated final enemy for Guts, after Griffith, and very likely he's going to die in that last battle. I find hard to imagine that Miura, or anyone at Hakusensha who work as manager or editor for Berserk would allow his backstory to be revealed outside the manga. Let alone Skull Knight. I think we can rest easy for at least both of them.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 349
« on: April 25, 2017, 06:55:21 PM »
"...The Guts that I don't know"

Thanks! It's indeed interesting to see Farnese and Schierke finally discover how Guts was in the past. They no doubt are wondering right now what could have happened to change both him and Casca so much.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 349
« on: April 25, 2017, 06:33:31 PM »
Wow, the Bonfire of Dreams! That is nostalgic

I'm wondering what Farnese is thinking by herself in that middle panel in the page with young Guts.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 24, 2017, 02:12:06 PM »
I really hope it won't involve anything related to the current plot or any relevant character, i'd prefer that everything would be shown in the manga.
But that title is ominously hinting too much on Grunbeld  :magni: Especially considering that almost every apostle has a potentially tragic past, involving a sacrifice of a loved one, and set in an amazingly built fantasy world, than any shallow writer with no intention of coming up with ideas on his own would be eager to "take inspiration from" (copy).

Does anyone know, forgive the ignorance, who had the final choice on this matter? Is it Miura who agreed on the creation of this project or is it Hakusensha who decided everything without giving him choice. In that case Miura might have agreed to assist the writer just to avoid the novel would result in a disaster, since he didn't have a choice anyway.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:45:21 PM »
I've actually been able to kill the arms. It's just that you can't kill both arms at the beginning. That's why it's so RNG heavy. You have to get lucky with whatever move the remaining arm takes before you can kill it. Also, is it just me or do the arms regenerate faster in the second phase?

You actually can if you have speed at 255 and Autohaste on the armors for each of the three character, if you deal 99999 damages for every physical attack AND if you use "quick hit" everytime you attack, be careful though it consumes MP. If you meet those prerequisites you can kill both arms before anyone between the main body and the arms even make their turn. The problem is Autohaste IIRC, to get it you must repeatedly collect certain specific items at the Monster Arena.

I think the reason FFX was awesome is for the myriad of optional superboss fights it has. Most of them are actually stronger than any enemy you fight in the main story, and so you can continue to play it even after you finish it, in a sense it's like the real game begins only then. I must say apart from the Souls series i had never struggled so much to complete thoroughly a game like i did with FFX.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 20, 2017, 05:11:39 PM »
Holy shit, Penance is a fucking menace! The fight is so RNG heavy at the beginning!

If you kill quickly his arms before they do their turn the fight can be very static and cyclic, they instead can make the fight very random indeed. Actually you have to kill them everytime they reappear because they can obliterate your party and cure his main body in an instant. The problem with Penance is not only the fight but also how much it takes to create a party build to beat him, like having the right abilities on the armor like autohaste and autoprotect, and finding out how to obtain the necessary items to add those abilities on the armor slots. If you don't like to consult guides, like me, it may take you a long time to create a strong party. Just think that when i finally beated him i had more than 200 hours of gameplay! After that i've never wanted to play it anymore!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 15, 2017, 10:59:01 PM »
TFA and RotJ are neck-and-neck when it comes to SW quality so as long as TLJ is even slightly better than TFA it'll be better than RotJ. And keep in mind that Rian Johnson, the guy who directed Breaking Bad's Ozymandias and wrote/directed the film Looper, is the captain of this ship. I'll sincerely be surprised if it ends up being worse than TFA.

RotJ was an ending that didn't completely meet the expectations born from ESB, but it was nevertheless a worth ending for the trilogy. Scenes like Vader's redemption or every other scene with the Emperor are simply unforgettable. Even if i were to concede that my dislike for TFA is something subjective, i can't just ignore the fact that it didn't contain any scene of the same caliber, that it was basically a remake of episode IV, masked as a sequel, and yet put it at the same level of RotJ.

Anyway, here's a short article where Rian explains/clarifies the meaning behind the "The Last Jedi" name.

In italian the name of the movie has been translated in plural as "Gli ultimi Jedi"= The Last Jedis, but it seems they went ahead and translated it without even consulting the director first :schierke:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: April 15, 2017, 08:03:23 PM »
Anyway, the honeymoon with the fans seems to be over; this one better really be as good as Empire! :ganishka:

After TFA it would be a real miracle if it'll even manage to be as good as any one of the original trilogy.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 14, 2017, 10:32:42 PM »
I'm re-reading Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny. A Sci-Fi classic set in the future and in another planet where the first colonialists, come from Earth, used technology to elevate themselves to the status of deities, other than having immense destruction powers they can also transfer their mind to other bodies when their own becomes old, they can even create whatever body they want, achieving thus immortality.

The planet, which is habitable for humans, thousands of years after their arrive, is inhabitated by their descendants, who however have been kept completely oblivious of the truth and their origins, as well as not possessing any form of primitive technology, and praising their "gods" as if they were real and genuine deities. Each of the First took the title of a deity from Hinduism (like Bhrama, Vishnu, Shiva....) and they live their life of indulgence and vices in their city on "Heaven". The main character is one of the First, who at a certain point in the past rebeled to them and abandoned his place in order to battle the "gods" and spread the knowledge of their technology to everyone on the planet.

I like it particularly because, as the author said, it can be read both as a Sci-Fi or as a Fantasy novel. The First colonialists have created a world which emulates the features of the Hinduism religion, like reincarnation, the difference is that they can actually make it happens thanks to their technology! People of the lower classes, who believes the gods are real gods, are reincarnated in high status people if they worshipped and paid enough tributes to the gods. The more they pay, the more their "karma" increase.

Overall i think this jewel of Sci-Fi should be read only if you possess a basic knowledge of Hinduism, you can enjoy it even if you know nothing of it, but you're not really going to appreciate it fully as you would if you could get all the analogies between the technological Sci-Fi characteristics and the deities as well as the metaphysical concepts of hinduism.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: April 13, 2017, 03:17:02 PM »
I swear to God they're gonna blare HAI YOOOOO when Guts charges into the troll cave to rescue Casca and Farnese

Even better....  They're gonna play it when Guts confronts Slan.  :troll:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 10, 2017, 09:03:27 PM »
FFX, grinding my way to max stats now, so I can finally take down the Dark Aeons.

You don't need necessarly max stats to take them down, a combination of good stats, especially Strenght, weapons with Break Damage Limit, and a VERY good strategy with the right abilities (like auto life) will do, i took down most of them with relatively low stats characters. The problem comes AFTER the Dark Aeons... heh heh heh, then you'll really need almost every stats maximized.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:53:50 PM »
The main problem is that 12 episodes, 20 minutes each, to wrap up the entire story from the Hill of the Swords to the battle at Flora's mansion are just too few, no matter how you look at it, there is just not enough screen time to cover up everything.

Add to that their utter misunderstanding of almost every aspect of the story that goes beyond Guts waving the Dragon Slayer, the excessive time that they wasted on less necessary scenes, their questionable choices at pairing each scene with an appropriate music, and the result was bound to be so catastrophic.

Yes, we should be thankful that the "best manga ever" gets such a shoddy animated treatment, with amateur visuals, sound effects, music, choreography, and fucking direction that breezes past the important bits and emphasizes the wrong parts, on top of a mountain of cut material that all combines into making a story that has none of the gravitas, complexity, atmosphere, or character of the original.

Naruto fans get an accurate, long-running animated series hundreds of episodes in length that goes through every single painstaking detail of the story. As do Dragon Ball fans. Fans of Hellsing and Fullmetal Alchemist got themselves a new anime apiece that set about being more faithful to the source material. But when Berserk keeps getting rushed, badly-made adaptations made by the most incompetent and unprofessional clowns in the industry who have no understanding or respect for it, we're expected to be thankful? Ask yourself, would you enjoy a Berserk anime if it was done entirely with stick figures or looked like this? If you said no, you'll understand perfectly why a lot of us don't enjoy this latest series.

I agree wholeheartedly.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 348
« on: April 07, 2017, 08:11:33 PM »
I've commented about this a bunch of times before, but my hunch is that misplaced shame and guilt are a key part of it.

That seems a pretty nice idea. I remember you mentioning it in one of the podcasts, and the more i think about it the more i can see it turn out like this. In that case Farnese and Schierke will have to gradually bring Casca's true self to face Guts (inside the dream) again in order to finally make her face reality. Man, i can't wait to see a sane Casca react to Guts and her new friends, especially Farnese.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: April 07, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
I can't believe i'm saying this, but this is actually even worse than the previous season, even worse than the movies.... i didn't think this was even possible. I can find a major flaw in every single second of this monstrosity.

Who i really feel bad for though is Miura. I must say i've never seen such an abyssal discrepancy in quality between an original work and an adaptation. He doesn't deserves this, not after what he has created. I don't think it's fair that the greatest manga ever gets treated like this, when COUNTLESS other bland shonen and seinen series received far better adaptations.
What the fuck is wrong with the animation industry?

Is it bad that I want a season 3 just for the sake of providing us with another couple of months of goofy shit?

I understand what you mean xD, this travesty cracked me up too. But i don't know if i wanted Berserk's name sullied any more than it already was. I'd personally prefer that it would end with this season.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 348
« on: April 07, 2017, 12:12:10 AM »
What hitted me the most about this episode is how Casca is depicted inside her own dream. A broken clay doll, lifeless, inanimate, her eyes are empty and her mouth is devoid of expression, the whole figure and her inanimateness features are almost... scary, and it makes me shudder a little to think that this was Casca once. And on top of that there's the fact that this is basically her own view of herself, which makes it all the more sad.

And now i'm thinking, Danan mentioned that in order to bring her back to sanity Schierke and Farnese must find a resolution to her buried memories, but what resolution precisely? We know it was her tragic experience at the Eclipse that made her mind regress, but i mean what emotion exactly has broken Casca to that state and is now preventing her to regaining sanity by herself? In that should lie the key to the resoultion Danan talked about.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: January 24, 2017, 11:49:14 PM »
I feel a disturbance in the Force. It tells me Luke is not making out alive.

I was of the opinion that this new trilogy was totally unnecessary to begin with since when Episode VII was announced and i remain such now. Episode VII had VERY great flaws, the director Abrams didn't know the S of Star Wars and the whole concept of the Force. The prequels had their flaws too sure, but at least they pictured the whole settings and universe of Star Wars during the Republic as it has been conceived by its creator.
The Jedi, Yoda mostly, didn't speak wise and crypting lines just for the sake of it, George Lucas had a clear idea of the whole philosophy behind the Force (being its creator  :ganishka:). The same cannot be said for character Maz Kanata in TFA sadly, who instead seems really a character just put there, spitting random lines, just for the sake of getting new casual viewers more accustomed with the Force.
And i think the Expanded Universe was just good as it was, it had both low, sure, but also high quality contents.

If only the villain Kylo Ren was a bit more.... intimidating, i would feel a lot more excited to see how they're gonna deal with him, but instead he has been underwhelmingly built like some stereotypical conflicted and insecure young man who rebels to his parents and all. I hope at least Supreme Leader Snoke has some surprise and plot twist to show in the next 2 episodes regarding his identity and past, for now i don't like him at all, he seems too much of a bland character, but i don't want to make hasty judgements.

Let's hope this new director will be a bit more.... "creative" than the last one.

Speculation Nation / Re: Elfhelm: the stage for the next great tragedy
« on: January 11, 2017, 10:26:28 PM »
Guts doesn't have to break his promise not to abandon Casca. Did you consider the possibility that Casca may leave Guts? We were already told several times that Casca will not want what Guts wants. Of course it can mean many different things but it's very likely that the new, sane Casca will strongly disagree with Guts about something important. And that may result in a bitter break up.

You're basically proposing that Casca may choose to leave Guts and his new friends to the point of not letting them follow her? Not even if he may be willing to renounce to whatever personal wish will put him in disagreement with her? That sounds rather absurd. Or maybe you're just keeping to avoid the matter that Guts WILL renounce to whatever will separate him from Casca.

Guts has already done that mistake not one but 2 times. He first left the Band of the Falcon to find and pursue an ambition for himself, only to find out after returning that what he really wanted was there the whole time, and that is having companions, his companions on the BotF, and thus regretting his previous act with "Why do i always see these things after they're done and gone?".
And 2 years later when he returned to that cave he realized in regret: "Did i go and do it again?" "...without even realizing i'd thrown it from the palm of my hand!".
How likely do you see it that he would do such a thing again?

So for example if Casca decides to go live peacefully in Falconia Guts will do it too? Really?

Why she would do that? How would that help her save her child? How is it in her character to do something so awful to Guts? Since you first posted in this thread you're talking as if Casca would see Guts as a complete stranger whose life is expendable compared to her son's safety. The fact that they'll disagree doesn't mean Casca will choose outright to leave Guts. But whatever, let's just assume she would do this absurdity, then, yes, Guts would follow her. Guts has already show both at the end of the Conviction arc and after the battle of Vritannis that even in front of a chance to get to Griffith, he'll renounce to seek his revenge just to protect Casca.

I'm done replying to you in this thread anyway, since you're just keeping to ignore the aspects of both Guts's and Casca's characterization that go against your wish of seeing them breaking up.

Speculation Nation / Re: Elfhelm: the stage for the next great tragedy
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:49:32 PM »
Miura said that Guts will eventually face Griffith in a final battle.

It makes no sense whatsoever for Guts to abandon his quest for revenge after Casca is cured. We don't know what the Idea Of Evil is planning to do but it can't be anything good. The IOE has to be dealt with eventually and its servants (including Griffith) have to be destroyed. This has to be done for the sake of humanity. It is much more important than Casca's feelings.

But of course there will be a final battle between them. I didn't deny that. But, is Guts now pursuing that revenge? No. He already put that wish aside for the sake of protecting Casca, though he's still hoping he'll have a chance someday since his trauma is still present, but he isn't going to leave her to hunt down Griffith, that would be exactly like what he did after the Eclipse, a mistake that he swore to never do again, it would be too stupidly redundant for his character developement to happen. And for Guts i doubt protecting humanity is even more important than Casca's feelings, he's no hero on a quest to save the world, though he'll end up to.

Is the final battle really happening because of Guts's hatred for Griffith and his desire of revenge i wonder? Or because of a new conviction in reclaiming their child? Would it really be a victory if Guts defeated Griffith by giving to his hate and all emotions that separates him from humanity? Miura said that he doesn't want a grim ending for Berserk, how grim it would be for Guts or Casca to be victim of a sacrifice by one another?

Guts promised not to abandon Casca again (in Volume 17) and he did exactly what he promised to do. He went to Albion, rescued her, and brought her safely to Elfhelm. His mission to protect Casca ended as soon as they met the Elf Queen and Casca's therapy began. Once Casca is cured she should be able to take care of herself. She shouldn't need anyone to keep protecting her.

He promised to never lose her again, that means literaly he'll never abandon her no matter what she'll choose to do. "She should be able to take care of herself"? Really? He also thought she was safe inside that cave when he went around hunting apostles. But he heavily regretted his choice on that same cave 2 years later. Can you see why the same thing would be redundant now on Skellig (which, just like the cave, is protected by its connection to the elves)? I suspect Miura has set all this on purpose in order to put Guts in front of the same choice.

How do we know that he isn't? Just because their brands don't bleed doesn't necessarily prove anything. It's just another inconsistency in the story. Guts' brand reacted (a little) to Flora and we know that Flora had no evil in her at all. Guts' brand reacted to Daiba and we know that Daiba isn't an apostle and isn't really evil. We have no idea what Casca's child is truly capable of, maybe he can somehow conceal his od so that he can interact with Casca and Guts without making their brands bleed.

Schierke said in volume 37, episode 331, that the od she perceveid from the boy was not human, but not even that of a repulsive being, and i think Guts would have a least make a comment if the Brand would have reacted even slightly to his presence. And you can't just toss aside a detail by pretending it's an inconsistency in the story.

Speculation Nation / Re: Elfhelm: the stage for the next great tragedy
« on: January 10, 2017, 09:33:50 AM »
Their "relationship" ended when Guts attacked her. My point is that Casca has no obligation to be Guts' comrade again just because they used to be comrades in the Golden Age. Some fans seem to believe that just because Guts keeps protecting Casca she must be grateful to him once she is cured. Even if they don't say "Casca must forgive Guts and become his most loyal comrade again" that's what they seem to be implying. Even worse, some fans are saying that they will abandon Berserk if Casca doesn't forgive Guts and become his comrade again.

I do not understand this mentality. I know why people liked Golden Age Casca. But if you liked her because she was a strong woman back then, why do you keep insisting that she must forgive Guts and be his comrade now? This is the best way I can explain it. If the new, sane Casca is still a strong, independent woman (like Golden Age Casca used to be), then why is it so unacceptable if Casca leaves Guts' party and pursues her own dreams? Why is it unacceptable if Casca puts her child above all else? Why is it unacceptable if Casca gives literally everything (including her humanity and her life) to protect her child? Why would a plot twist like that "ruin" Berserk?

I read this idea that Casca will not forgive Guts for having attacked her very often on forums. But the thing is, Guts has been through an inconceivable series of tragic and traumatic events that would have broken anyone, and Casca knows well those events because she was part of it. I don't think she has any reason to not forgive him given the circumstances, unless she is just a cold hearted spoiled girl, which, from what we saw in the Golden Age arc, she isn't.

I agree that the child will be cause of a disagreement between them, and also that Casca's main focus will be to save her child, but that doesn't mean Guts won't choose to postpone/abandon his quest for revenge to follow Casca and protect her, and that she would reject both him and her new friends, especially if you think that Guts has promised to never lose her again, that powerful scene in the cave in volume 17 would mean nothing if that happened.

I'm certainly not denying that Guts did a lot of good things for Casca. But it was stated in Episode 92 that their child will be the cause of some tragic event for both of them. I do not know what the original Japanese text says but I have no reason to doubt the official English translation of the manga.

In Episode 92 the child was still a demon, and SK said that, as such, he would bring woe upon them. But now he's no longer such a thing, his nature has not been clarified yet, but he's no longer a demon, because Guts and Casca's brands don't bleed whenever he appears.

To stay on topic, i agree that the future of Skellig is uncertain, especially considering the possibility that the giant cherry tree could be one of the spiritual trees that roots on the World Tree, and also considering the potential danger that the magician elders and the elves could represent for the God Hand plan. But i don't think the Beherit will be activated now, it is a key element for the plot and Guts's travels, and i think it's still too soon to play its role, which it is more likely to happen near end of manga.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: January 06, 2017, 09:25:56 PM »
It'll get cut  :farnese:

Probably  :ganishka:  But the director changed, if he's more competent than the previous he could manage to compress all that in half episode, at least to have their past mentioned, and if he's really good (I was hoping the same for the previous season  :ganishka:) also to make it somewhat satisfyng.

it's only a supposition that the manga relaunch will coincide with the anime's new season.

Let's hope it won't, last year the manga resumed from hiatus at June, few days before the launch of the 1st season, and the 2nd will probably begin at May-June. By "early 2017" i hope it won't be after march-april.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: January 06, 2017, 08:22:58 PM »
So who's excited?!  :guts:

Despite having very low expectation, after the poor job made with the previous season, i confess i'm nevertheless excited to see in animation scenes of the likes of Guts vs Zodd and the meeting with Griffith on the Hill of the Swords, the "confrontation" in the Qliphot with Slan, or the Berserk armor in action against Grunbeld. The Falcon of the Millennium Empire arc has so much memorable events to show that i can't help but be a bit excited and hyped.
And, if possible, i hope they'll do a good thorough job with the flashback of Farnese and Serpico, it's a very important section of the story and there's so much to show about it that i think an entire anime episode should be necessary to give it enough justice, although i somewhat doubt they're going to dedicate so much just for a flashback  :schierke:

Anyway, i thought that the manga serialization would be resumed about at the same time of the TV series for marketing reasons, if only a preliminary screening is set for april i hope that doesn't mean the manga too will be delayed.

Character Cove / Re: Guts VS Zodd 3
« on: December 24, 2016, 10:24:24 AM »
I don't think the armor is much different than Guts going from getting his ass handed to him by Apostles versus chopping literally those same Apostles in half via the acquisition of The Dragon Slayer. I get that the sword didn't originally have any magical properties, other than the special property of being ridiculously huge and not realistically wieldable by anyone ever, let alone single-handed (or with one's teeth =). That brings me to the point that "cheapness" can go both ways and at certain point it would become ludicrous, or limiting, for Guts to just be able to kill these beings like they were all unruly bar patrons he'd managed to outmuscle with training and force of will; which is essentially just Dragonball Z. Either Miura would have to seriously downgrade the previously established strength of enemies like the God Hand or he'd have to just have Guts keep winning in more unbelievably ridiculous underdog fashion,

It's not like i was saying he could win just by sheer force of will of course.

"OMG Femto reduced Guts to a ball of squished flesh but by sheer force of will he went RAAAAWWRRRGH and re-expanded himself to punch Femto's head off, so much legit human power!"


On the contrary, the properties of the armor in fact allow Miura to raise the stakes by increasing Guts' ceiling as a force to be reckoned with in this supernatural world, but only in equal measure to the added risk and punishment he takes on, and with the stipulation that it's still the limits of Guts' own body to hold up to it, so he's still mortal and burdened with the same human frailty compared to his opponents. Guts is still basically just betting on his ability to kill his enemies before he gets killed, but not just by them anymore. It's harder than ever for Guts in fact, so I don't think that's cheap, but fair trade (actually, pretty unfair because now Guts sustaining these awful injuries like broken limbs which he miraculously always seemed to avoid before =). So, I'm impressed, not disappointed, with the cleverness and added potential of that solution to the previously stated problem (also, it's not out of the blue with the logical ties to Skull Knight). Basically, it's the best possible raising of the stakes without fundamentally altering the parameters of how/why Guts fights and we root for him.

Yes, i get how the armor is not just a unfair "buff" for Guts, i'm just a bit nostalgic of their previous duels. Maybe a feature of their last battle will be that Guts will have to continuously use the armor just a bit, while keeping control of himself, in order to give him the moderate advantage the armor provides while it's not completely activated, just like he failed to do against the Pishaca on the beach, and finally succeed on that. If he would give up even for an instant he would go berserk and being without reason Zodd could kill him.

Character Cove / Re: Guts VS Zodd 3
« on: December 22, 2016, 04:34:05 PM »
You should have more faith in Miura.

I guess so, he never failed to disappoint until now. Maybe it'll be just in that duel's final moments that Guts's mind, with a new conviction other than revenge, will finally be healed and he'll managed to control the armor to both save his life and to land the final hit on Zodd's horn. It would be fitting for the theme of humanity prevailing over monster, where both Zodd, the strongest apostle and Guts's enemy, and the BoD represent monsters.

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