Hensmon, you're just saying all the same stuff in a slightly different way. The fact remains that the people who have expressed their opinions here don't agree.
I've heard this view of what Puck says before. People seem to think he's doing an outside quip to the reader referencing the actual story he is in, Berserk, but in my opinion he's not. In volume 1 when he's talking with Guts and Guts asks him what he's still doing hanging around Puck says "It's interesting! All this monster stuff. It's the kind of thing you only hear about in myths or epic poems, but you're it! The real deal!" So when Puck mentions "the story" I think he is referring to how he thinks of Guts' adventures as an unfolding myth or poem that he is now part of, not making direct reference to himself as a character in Berserk. Puck thinks Guts' life is too dark and in need of cheer and that is definitely the truth at that stage. I don't think Miura felt the need to explain himself.Hensmon said:One example I can think of is in one of the early episodes when Puck is being introduced. Puck makes a direct referance to himself, explaining his reasoning for being there; a comic tool to break up the dark stuff. Miura felt the need to explain himself, clearly taking up suggestions to make the story open to people who dont want darkness 100% of the time.