Sorry it took me so long to respond - I didn't notice this buried under all of those argumentsWalter said:I think in the original photo, Jesus was looking in. I'm right, aren't I?
I appreciate what you're saying... but I'm not sure I agree (surprise, surprise). With all due respect - for I'm sure your knowledge of Berserk far exceeds my own - I think that your view on this matter is far more... "fantastical" than mine. You speak as though Farnese's past was just a phase that she went through - when in fact it is a huge part of who she is, of who she will always be. Farnese is a pyromaniac and a sadomasochist; she has been since early childhood, i.e. most of her life. Comparatively, her relative mental stability has been short-lived. I'd say that the earlier Farnese is the "real" one. The scars of her life are deeply etched onto her soul.
Farnese has made a lot of progress, but she isn't in the clear just yet. Relapses are common to both addiction and mental illness. Completely full and smooth recoveries, without any hiccups, are rare. People can be clean and/or stable for many months, even years - but then a tragedy befalls them, such as a death in the family, or some kind of heartbreak, or misfortune, and they relapse. Take Courtney Love, for a horrible example: will she ever stay clean, or has she simply been on drugs for too long (since childhood) to make a full recovery? ...Depressing, I know.
The series has a long way to go yet. Farnese will have to change to remain interesting - which can mean going backwards as well as forwards. Maybe Miura intends for her to be a static character, from here on out - "fully changed", as you said; in my opinion, that would be both boring and unrealistic. We'll see....
I don't expect Serpico and Farnese to "get together", in the sense of becoming a couple. But I think that if, or rather when, she is ever weak again, she will turn to him - and he may not have the strength to resist her a second time. Theirs is a classic co-dependent relationship. Even if it never becomes explicitly sexual, there is still enough there for Farnese's mother to pick up on. "Stinks of taboo", and all.
You're right, Slan is totally hot. Lets move on.
Okin said:Az said that these choices are between current versions.
Okin said:Slan is the sexiest hands down, and she's the slut so she'll do the dirty shit!
Asuka's Lover said:And am I the only one who thinks that Casca looks so much like an animated Halle Berry?