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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 349
« on: April 26, 2017, 02:53:47 PM »
Interesting that Miura reminds us again of Skull Knights warning. I'd guess that the more painful the memory, the more intensely Cascas mind fights against Schierke and Farnese in the form of powerful winds and winged monsters, and the peak holds the final and most painful memory of all.  :femto:

I'm also impressed at Miuras ability to plant details that become important later, I wouldn't have guessed that the talismans used in Schierke's toon like dream would be used in Cascas dream.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:48:19 PM »
This wouldn't be the first time Miura dropped massive spoilers into spin off media, but with Miura as co writer, I'm confident the novel will at least be interesting. I would love if they wrote a fictional history compendium for Berserk, like A World of Ice and Fire, but it's never going to happen.

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Speculation Nation / Re: The God Hand's Main Flaw
« on: April 19, 2017, 05:19:44 PM »
I think you're correct, the IOE has mastery over the fate of the physical world, and Griffith being a God Hand is in tune to the flow of fate, he's a puppet that can see the strings, which allows him to glide seamlessley through his existence without being harmed, however like you mentioned astral beings are a threat, Femto was forced to reveal his true form to Skull Knight in order to defend himself. The IOE controls the fate of the entire human race, but even it cannot break the laws of nature, it has to draw power from the deeper layers of reality in order to alter what is physically possible, its a gamble for the God Hand that until now has completely favored them, however that streak of luck is bound to end eventually.


It does raise some interesting questions, like does the Skull Knight still have the weapon? and if he does what purpose will it serve now?

How does one kill the God Hand anyway? if they exist in a layer of reality that is considered the afterlife, then surely they cannot be killed? it's certain that the other God Hand members who still inhabit this layer of reality cannot be harmed at the moment.

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: April 07, 2017, 03:04:17 PM »
A few thoughts

-That horrific image of Griffiths maniacal grin wasn't off putting at all, I don't remember Neo Griffith ever pulling a ridiculous joker grin, but that's because that hack Miura wastes his time with things like subtlety and ambiguity
-I was under the impression that the mysterious laughter in the forest was an obscure sound that could be mistaken for rustling branches, but I guess the trees literally erupt with laughter
-I'm glad they didn't pause on the well known Zodd transformation scene for too long, because we're treated to an even better still of him from the front, where he looks like a toy
-It turns out the God Hand don't cause brands to bleed profusely, it just causes blood to spurt out once like a burst ketchup packet, at least the agonizing pain only last for a second

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 348
« on: March 24, 2017, 03:53:54 PM »
It's safe to assume as other have pointed out that Casca appreciates what Guts is going through to protect her, more cynical theories about Casca rejecting Guts after being cured, have thankfully been proven false. Regarding the hellish peak, I doubt it will be the God Hand altar, since it looks bugger all like a hand.


I wonder if the rape will come up, and if it does, how the event will be portrayed, and how Griffith will be portrayed. It will be very interesting to know just how Casca views Griffith at this point, since we've had little to no clues up until this point,  in every traumatic flashback Casca has had of the eclipse, none of them portray Femto, only the apostles that stripped her naked.
 
I also wonder if the wind that nearly blew Casca away, is a prelude to a larger threat, like some kind of enemy will attempt to destroy the Casca doll, or remove the Mini Casca from her coffin.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 348
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:25:08 PM »
I actually took that as a bit of a burden on her as well, him dragging her, or this idea, shell or corpse around everywhere in a casca-et (sorry =).

Yeah, it harks back to the Golden Age, where she felt guilty over Guts enduring constant injury for her.

Congratulations? We knew it was a dog as soon as Aazealh pointed out the text saying "dog" in the preview scan half a year ago.

Welp, I'll take my 6 months out of the loop trophy and show myself out.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 348
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:22:14 PM »
Called it, it was a dog.

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Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: March 12, 2017, 02:57:18 PM »
I was apprehensive when they stated it was going to be open world, since MGS5 botched the concept completely, but it really works with Zelda, I’ve always wanted a Hyrule that felt as vast as I imagined it to be when I was younger. I was hoping for a more interesting story, given the post apocalyptic mystery box template they were teasing, unfortunately the story plays out exactly how you’d expect it to, Ganon wins, Link gets wounded and goes into hibernation, Zelda entraps Ganon, I was hoping for more twists, something shocking.

 The only interesting revelation was that the story takes place in the far future of the LOZ timeline and that Ganon has been driven insane by the perpetual reincarnation cycle and has reverted to a primal form.
As great as the games selection of overworld mini bosses and enemies are, I’m disappointed they didn’t include Poes, Darknuts, or my personal favourite ;  Re deads. However the way they have fleshed out these enemies is amazing, the Lizalfos camouflage themselves while they’re dormant, the stalfos will reform themselves even if their original head has been destroyed, Guardians will attempt to maintain an ideal distance from you, so they’re outside of your range but close enough to shoot you accurately.

The dungeon bosses are decent, but I wish they more more distinct, I would have preferred the bosses be designed like various fantasy monsters like they’ve always done, however if they has to stick to the cyborg phantom Ganon motif, they could have given the forms more unique designs, however they’re all humanoid in shape, my favourite is the Thunderblight, for the bizzare way it moves, it was the only challenging boss of the Ganon blights.

The combat is a little jarring, but what really makes it frustrating is that the control layout is different from ususal 3d Zelda games, and they don’t give you the option of changing the controls, so my muscle memory is at constant war with the part of my brain trying to figure out these new controls.


I’m really surprised by how difficult this game is, it’s almost as hard as Majoras Mask, they went from the overbearing coddling of Skyward Sword to “Here is a club that will break in 3 hits, go anywhere you want, have fun getting your ass kicked by bog standard nuisance enemies, and if you so much as think of rushing straight to the final stage prepare to get vaporised by a bivouac of steampunk tank robots.”.

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Speculation Nation / Re: What do you think will happen after Elfhelm?
« on: February 26, 2017, 04:22:48 PM »
  I'm really anxious as to what will happen with Casca. I can't help but believe that this whole trip to Elfhelm is going to work out for Casca, but I don't think it's going to go how Guts wants it to go down. Do you think she'll stay in Elfhelm? Do you think she'll join Guts on a seemingly impossible mission?  :???: 


If Casca doesn’t regain her minds and normalise her relationship with Guts I’d be really surprised. The plot cant really move forward without her, Guts’ entire motivation for his journey was to keep Casca safe and restore her mind. Whether or not they will leave is another story, they still both have the brand, and the talismans that have protected them thus far have a limited lifespan, also there is no civilised world to go back to, at the moment there is no good reason for Guts or Casca to leave Elfhelm.



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  For Guts to defeat the Godhand there is going to need to be some serious stuff to go down in his favor. I've heard theories of how Rickhert will be a badass with the time change, I've heard all kinds of crap of Slan possibly being selfish enough to say screw the Godhand the Idea of Evil pulls me to follow my own ends in lust for Guts... I started thinking and the only thing that really makes sense to me is how we've seen how powerful the Moonlight Child is, but after Elfhelm he will not be a child anymore. Do you guys think his powers will develop exponentially by then? What if the tragic rape that Griffith performed is ironically the seed that creates his own demise.


Maybe, but he is very powerful already, he’s strong enough that neither Griffith nor his apostles can control him. It could be the reason Griffith has largely ignored Guts is that the child would intervene if he tried to hurt him or Casca. Perhaps he will kidnap Casca to ensure the moonlight boy and Guts don’t interfere with his plans, if Casca were to tell Guts the truth about the Boy’s identity that would put Griffith in a very vulnerable position.


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Also, what if Griffith turns against Femto as well? He seems to still have a sense of duty to protect Casca. Rakshas wants to kill Griffith as well. How is this all going to tie together!!?? Please share yr thoughts
   :guts: :rickert: :schierke: :slan: :rakshas:

Femto is Griffith, they’re two sides of the same coin the Falcon of light and darkness, but they’re not split personalities. It will be interesting to discover why Rakshas has a fixation on Griffiths beauty and why he wants to kill Griffith. he was also present when Skull Knight caused the howl of the astral world, maybe he was thinking "Well fuck, how am I meant to break free from Griffiths dominance when Ganiskha didn't stand a chance?!" Maybe he curses the God Hand for turning him into an ugly monster, who knows.  :rakshas:

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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: February 19, 2017, 09:10:41 PM »
I can't wait to sell my kidneys for it.

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Second to Berserk, my favourite is Blame!. It's so imaginative.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: January 24, 2017, 03:07:45 PM »
I don't like the title, we've already had a "Last Jedi" scenario in episode VI. It's a strecth but the red font has my hopes up, hopefully it means the story will take a dark or unexpected turn.

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Video Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:44:30 PM »
The only reason I got a Wii U was because of the upcoming Zelda game, d'oh. I'll wait until their line up is decent before getting the Switch, at least until they release some decent Metroid and Star fox titles, I don't like how they're releasing updated games as if they're sequels and I hope they don't make a habit of it.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Time for Presents!
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:25:15 PM »
Glad you like it, sorry it took so long to get there.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: January 07, 2017, 10:55:28 PM »
When is berserk back to episode 348?

The internet will let you know.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:39:17 PM »
I really didn't like that trailer.  I don't think I'll go out of my way to see this.

Looks alright, even if it does well I don't see the point in imitating what has already been done. I'm sure there are alien novels with better ideas than repeating the tried and testing base under siege story. I liked Prometheus for trying something new, I hope the backlash against the ambiguity of Prometheus didn't scare them into jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:18:01 PM »
Cuck. I can't stand it, there's already a word for what they mean, quisling, stop killing my language.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Time for Presents!
« on: December 22, 2016, 01:37:51 PM »


Thank you Grail for volume 8 and 9 of One Punch Man! Merry Christmas.

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Speculation Nation / Tidbits about the Gaeseric era.
« on: December 12, 2016, 08:52:36 PM »
Some interesting speculation about the first sacrifice and Gaeserics era in general

According to legend, Void was in Albion, or what is now Albion during the first Eclipse when he summoned "God", despite the fact that his victims in the capital city were many miles away, this is unusual since in all other instances, sacrifices and behirit wielders were always near one another when the beherit activates, if a gate were made to accommodate Void and his victims it must have been enormous, nation sized even, and what exactly did he summon if the is the first God Hand? did the IOE itself manifest?.

The sacrifice victims don't show any signs of death by apostles, most of them look like they died from the earthquakes, or falling debris, unlike other victims, the brands are not engraved on random parts of the body, all of them appear on the victims foreheads, could this mean the brands were administered differently then the other four times.

Was Gaeseric himself branded?, I know I might get flack for asking that, but it seems unlikely anyone but Guts could endure the physical stresses of being pursued endlessly by zombies, though the official history states Gaeseric died, it's likely that he did survive, since his body was destroyed by the armour approximately 700 years later. However Flora describes him as a fellow sufferer? does she mean that literally, or that both of them have had their lives destroyed by the God hand?

The flashback images from 1000 years ago show no examples of astral life, it is described as a warring age before Gaeseric enters the stage of history, but no astral monsters, despite Gedfring alluding to an ancient chaos, was the astral world originally intertwined with the physical world? and is this fact something that was omitted from known history?

Four or Five angels, I honestly don't know what to make of this one, if it were four original God Hand members it could fix the 250 year continuity error in Berserk, since the God Hand cycle lasts for 850 years and not 1000, (Void is born on year 0 not 250). It might be the Four kings of the world, as others have suggested, or it might be the antithesis of the god hand, a God Hand from heaven and not Hell, though that sounds ridiculous.

Dark Magic: I know this isn't what I thought up, but since the idea has been thrown around in the podcasts I'll mention it here, the idea that a darker form of blood magic existed in ancient times as well, the wicker man was described as forbidden magic, and the witches of Elfhelm don't look the type to entrap dead souls inside burning effigies. Void, seems the only character in Berserk that uses sacrificial blood magic (I know Daiba uses similar magic, but he is just trying to imitate an already existing and more advanced form of dark magic by creating his man made Beherit) , his appearance implies it too, his black robe is fitting for a dark wizard, and he is referred to as a Sage by Mozgus, since in known history has a Holy See bias, and Void in this legend is characterized as the hero that summoned God to punish the hedonistic Gaeseric, it's obvious that if he were a dark warlock history would ommit that fact.

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It's true that according to the lost *episode, (Sorry Walter don't ban me) , the IOE does not predate humanity, it was bought into existence by man. I believe in a theory that the IOE was created during the events that birthed the first God Hand 1000 years ago, since as far as we know, there was no interference from the IOE before then, apostles for example did not exist before the God Hand cycle, the evidence being that all of the corpses of the first eclipse don't show any signs of being torn apart, they were clearly not eaten alive like Femto's victims.

IOEs purpose is to give meaning to suffering, I think the way to defeat it is to rob it of its purpose, if mankind was no longer concerned with giving meaning to their suffering, then the IOE can no longer justify its existence. The question is though how to achieve it, though it is not a lofty goal considering the dramatic changes occurring on a world wide scale in Berserk.

Also the vortex of souls, is described as a place where evil souls dwell, but it is also described as a place that contains humanities dark emotions, so in a way a facet of every humans darker side probably exists there already. Bear in mind the astral world is also described as a place created by collective will, and where dead souls exist.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: October 31, 2016, 11:03:10 PM »
Some of the bosses models look amazing, but Ganiskha looks really bad, he looks like he's come out of a ps2 game.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Do you believe in God?
« on: October 31, 2016, 10:57:37 PM »
I don't think there is one, if an entity that could be described as God exists, man has not discovered him, nor does man know its will. I side with the fedora tippers on this one.  :troll: Apparently this emoticon is a troll, I always thought it was a dinosaur.

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Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Guidebook
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:29:32 PM »
Void: Bending time and space
Ubik: Peer through time and space
Conrad: Reshape the earth* (probably not the best word. It refers to him raising the altar, and growing from the faces at the Eclipse.)
Slan: Use wings as both offense and defense (fucking seriously, that's all they could come up with?)
Femto: They use four kanji that reference grabbing something from a distance, akin to telekinesis ... which isn't completely accurate for how his power works

Kek, I always assumed that they all have the same powers, we only ever see the tip of the iceberg in terms of their full capabilities anyway, but they're writing about the powers we have seen each of the God Hand them use as if they're the signature ability of each character.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: October 15, 2016, 08:06:58 PM »
Looks as bad as the Fist of the North Star games, all of the action and intensity of the boss fights dumbed down to two Charactera spamming attacks at each other until own dies.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:56:52 PM »
They're really reaching trying to make canon scantily clad Casca costumes, just bite the bullet and make Slan or Rosine playable if they care about nudity so much. I like the Schierke golem costume , but they're outright teasing us with that beast horse :badbone:. They will probably make Skull Knight a DLC character.

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