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Offline OmegaSeamaster

Question about Book 1
« on: April 06, 2007, 11:50:42 PM »
I was just hoping for some clarification about what happens in book 1 of BERSERK, namely in the episode called "The Brand."

When the priest's daughter's corpse becomes possessed by the evil spirits, why does Guts let her walk over and stab him? At first I thought he was stunned or too shocked to move, or is it possible she has some kind of hypnotic power?

Also, after he kills her, Guts starts to vomit when he notices her blood on his cheek. I'm not sure why he feels sick, but I'm thinking it's due to guilt at having been responsible for her death.

Am I interpreting these events correctly?  :void:

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Re: Question about Book 1
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2007, 06:53:40 AM »
When the priest's daughter's corpse becomes possessed by the evil spirits, why does Guts let her walk over and stab him? At first I thought he was stunned or too shocked to move, or is it possible she has some kind of hypnotic power?

I don't think it's got anything to do with hypnosis. He was just temporarily stunned and couldn't resolve himself to cleave her in half.

Also, after he kills her, Guts starts to vomit when he notices her blood on his cheek. I'm not sure why he feels sick, but I'm thinking it's due to guilt at having been responsible for her death.

Yeah, it's likely related to having cut her in half. That and the fact he was fighting rotting skeletons.

Offline OmegaSeamaster

Re: Question about Book 1
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007, 06:52:18 PM »
Sounds about right to me. I never thought of the "rotting" component of the skeletons!