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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse Releasing Berserk Guidebook
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:17:01 PM »
lol Yea. I mean, I'm going by what these pages look like in the online preview here

Note the many other errors.  I can't believe I let myself get mildly excited over this.

Dark horse said the preview pages are outdated:
I don't have the guidebook, so I can't confirm if it's all fixed.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 97
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:58:51 PM »
I never got the feeling that Laban was skeptical of Griffith. His statement at the state of the world when talking to Rickert wasn't aimed at Griffith in particular, and saying that he's still scared of the war demons doesn't necessarily mean he doesn't trust them.

What makes the idea of Griffith attacking Elfhlelm interesting to me is that it could end up making a large chunk of Griffith's followers disillusioned with him. What are his soldiers going to think when they're ordered to kill a bunch of harmless magical creatures who are just minding their own business? Griffith could just only take the demon army with him,
but if news of his actions leaks anyway it could be disastrous for his reputation. I remember you once suggested that a dissident faction will form in Falconia at some point. This could be what starts it. Some may even try to abandon Falconia (that might not be the best idea, given the state of the world.) Maybe Laban will be one of them. And if he does, then I wonder what Owen would think. These two tend to agree on everything, so it would be interesting if a wedge were to be driven between them.

What you said about Sonia was Interesting, that she may start having doubts about Griffith after reading Guts and/or Casca's mind and seeing the eclipse, or if Griffith attacks Elfhelm. I thought she would stand with Griffith until the end, but now I'm not so sure.

I also think we'll see pseudo-apostles in Griffith's army at some point. Like you said, while apostles are powerful, they are few and very tricky to replace. What is Griffith going to do if a bunch of them get hit by the flame wheel or something? Pseudos are much easier to make than real apostles, so they make a good solution to this problem. But who would turn them? Locus? Rakshas? Maybe even Griffith himself?

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:45:47 AM »
I was hoping for Casca being the focus, but I like the cover nonetheless. Maybe next volume.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:37:55 PM »
So, Griffith and his army can quickly cover long distances using this method. It reminds me of the warrens from the Malazan series.

And I'm probably getting way ahead of myself here, but I wonder if we'll not only see existing stone circles being used like this, but also new ones built from scratch. Being able to have these structures wherever you want would be extremely useful.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk 2017 English dub releases June 12, 2018
« on: July 02, 2018, 06:09:25 PM »
So I watched the first two episodes of 2017's English dub. As someone unimpressed with how they handled 2016, I think they made some improvements. Puck sounds muuuch much better, not coming off quite as feminine. Farnese is also much less obnoxious--I feel like the actress dropped her habit of going falsetto when she was distressed. I continue to enjoy Isidro's performance, as well as Griffith's (despite being Kevin T. Collins' fan).
Serpico still gives off a bit more energy than I'd like, while Erica is nowhere near energetic enough. There's some stiff deliveries here and there, and stiffer translations, but all in all I haven't ground my teeth nearly as much as I did for 2016.

Edit: also I hate Schierke's voice so far. Doesn't fit her age at all.

I recently checked out the Dub. I agree 100%.
Also, Sheerkee? I thought Schierke's is supposed to be pronounced Sheer-kuh.
Although he didn't have many lines, I also want to give props to Locus' voice actor. He sounds closer to what I thought Locus would sound like than the Japanese one.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: June 07, 2018, 04:56:24 PM »
The preview for the 22.6 issue is out:
I might have missed it, but I don't see Berserk there.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse Releasing Berserk Guidebook
« on: May 24, 2018, 07:20:53 PM »
It says August 29 on Dark horse's website:

Looks like it's been delayed a third time.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:07:05 PM »
On the topic of Rickert, I think there's a good chance we'll jump to him for a couple of episodes after we're done with Griffith. Just to show Silat's reaction to Rickert's story, the Bakiraka village itself and how Rickert is getting along there. Then we'll go back to Elfhelm.

It would be so cool to see a fully adult Rickert, and what kind of amazing inventions he's come up with since we last checked in. I speculated on a bad ass steam-punk style mechanical suite that would allow him to 1 v 1 apostles but that's perhaps a little over the top... anyone else have any ideas what the boy genius has created next? Maybe infused magic into some of his gadgets with aid from Daiba? So many possibilities!

steam-powered stuff is going too far I think, but then again after the rocket launcher I don't really know what to expect out of him. I'm sure we'll get a bunch of more cool inventions from him. Guns are one possibility (although I think if guns were to ever be introduced, it would be by Falconia, and if anything Rickert would only improve on the design.)
I wonder what Erica will do, too. She's friendly with Daiba, so that opens the possibility for her to learn magic from him, but she also once said she wanted to become a Blacksmith herself. Maybe she'll learn from Daiba and try to apply some of what she learned to Smithing.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 94
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:54:02 PM »
Yeah, maybe Casca trying to kill someone is going too far, but she could still only try to beat them up. I didn't consider that Guts would just let her hit him. That's also possible.

Podcast / Re: SkullKast: Episode 94
« on: March 29, 2018, 05:37:06 PM »
About what you said about us seeing some action in the near future: what if Casca gets violent and attacks someone? Of course, if she attacks Guts she'll just get pinned down instantly, but what if she attacks Farnese or Schierke for bringing her back? If she gets her hands on a weapon, then depending on how much of her skill she retained, Schierke's hypnosis and Farnese's thorn snakes may not be enough to stop her. In fact, she might prove difficult to detain by anyone except Guts, Serpico or some of the mages without hurting her.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 21, 2018, 07:44:52 PM »
Good god, this episode. Even though Guts and Casca's reunion not being all sunshine and rainbows was already foreshadowed so much, Miura still manages to lure us into a false sense of security for a bit. I'm really anxious about what's going to happen next. Things are no doubt going to get really depressing, but who knows, maybe it won't be all bad.
But you know, it feels really weird to have Casca back now. She's been like that for most of the manga after all. I almost can't believe it finally happened (I say that, but I've only been following the manga for about 2 years, and compared to some of the other users here that's nothing  :ganishka:)

Also, everyone is talking about how good Casca looks in that dress (and she does!) but what do you think she thinks about it, exactly? Obviously she's not all like "omg it's beautiful I love it" but do you think that maybe she doesn't outright hate it, either? I think she would have protested much more strongly if she did. To me she to be more mixed/conflicted about it than anything, but I'm not sure.

I also really want the scene where Guts goes up to meet Casca again in this vulnerable state, then have Danan whip up something fancy for him too  :ganishka: if only to see his reaction

Well, we're already past the point where that would be fitting, but I agree. I would have loved to see his reaction to that. Although I hope she would have been able to change it back, otherwise it would be problematic if the berserker armor was permanently turned into a fairy style tux or something.

Current Episodes / Re: Status of Berserk's Pre-publication
« on: September 20, 2016, 10:17:37 AM »
Does that mean that we won't be seeing 347 this year, or will the Hiatus only start after it's released?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 25, 2016, 12:24:46 AM »
Maybe this fifth element has something to do with how Femto's powers work.  :femto:

I'm a bit confused. Last episode Puck said that the elf king is not an easy person to deal with, right? Was that just a goof from the korean scans, then? Because it's only mentioned in the summary and Danann seems pretty nice.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: June 24, 2016, 05:44:39 AM »
Interesting. So Puck was quite the prankster during his time in Elfhelm :ganishka:
I hope he gets some significant development now that we're finally here. He's been stuck on the backburner for a long time.

I'm curious about this corridor of dreams Kukka was talking about. Maybe Casca's restoration will involve a traversable dreamworld of sorts (like in Psychonauts for example, only hopefully with less acrobatics), I know this idea was bounced around a bit beforehand.

Guts has many other feats, where he fought Wyald who performed a mach 22 feat pre blackswordsman

As was already said here, we don't know what actually happened, it happened off-screen. 'instantly' could have just been a figure of speech for 'it happened really fast'.
Maybe Wyald just threw the guy? How would you know?

manages to tank being within the explosion of the water snake which got energy yield of 45 tons of tnt and finally Dragonslayers ke which is horrendously powerful.

How can normal weapons hurt him then? Feats can contradict too, you know.

Quantity of feats =/= outlier, if this was the case Star Platinum being able to punch down diamond teeth would be treated as such due to it failing to kill humans on a regular basis (this does not mean SP is weak, just that the author forgets the power of his characters etc)

I never watched or read Jojo (I am planning to, though), so I don't know about this feat in particular. But does SP regularly display the strength required to pull such a feat? In that case, failing to kill humans is just the opposite of Guts reacting to lightning: a chracter fails to do a feat he should be capable of doing.
In which case, they are both inconsistencies. There's even a page about such inconsistencies on OBD wiki, one of the websites that you cited:
Another name for such inconsistencies (at least the high showing ones) is 'smvfl' or 'spiderman versus firelord'

You can account this for many verses, where ftl characters do something odd within their stories and get hit by bullets despite numerous other showings.

Isn't there usually a reason for that, though? Like if you hit the flash with a supersonic projectile so that it hits him before he can perceive it?
And besides, the characters you speak of regularly show such feats, and Guts does not.

Guts did not struggle breaking the pillars, infact Serpico even said that his sword could perform feats of a higher caliber..

I typed that mainly remember his first strike, when he broke through one pillars, and his sword got stuck in the second one. Thing is, with that kinetic energy, Guts should not be hindered at all by the pillars, and yet he clearly was.

Character/author statements only become invalid once they contradict feats as said before, I even used the Flash thing as an example.

Then Daiba's comment should be invalid, because as I showed you, Guts has never shown such speed and power anywhere else.

What I can do is perhaps make a new calculation showing off how much power his other obvious feats have such as destroying the pillars etc. Thanks for being patient and please understand my decision.

Well, breaking through Grunbeld's shield implies he can strike with like ,several hundred kilojoules (it's impossible to know how much exactly, because we don't know what type of cannons Grunbeld's shield has blocked), so there's that.

1. It is suspension of disbelief, like FTL travel. You can say characters or beings which move at FTL are capable of causing widespread destruction towards our planet yet do not showcase this. Would that strip their rights of being a FTL being?
That's irrelevant. Like I said, Miura already acknowledged what happens when something moves at supersonic speed, which means that yes, if you put an FTL character in Berserk, they would damage the planet.

2. This is fiction we are talking about, there can be incredibly absurd gaps in between travel and combat speed, I can recall from the top of my head someone called Gilgamesh from F/SN who has Hypersonic combat speed. Yet has been able to travel at speeds such as millions of times ftl. Also Guts needing to use a horse can be classified as PIS, there are plenty of examples where fast characters within a verse happen to use a car or vehicle for no good reason whatsoever.
Miura didn't make F/SN though, so you can't expect him to make the same inconsistencies

3. Gurenbeld never stated that canonballs was the upmost limit for his shield, so the complete durabillity of it is rather unknown. Also Guts never hit his shield before Berserker armor, he just took a beating from them after his ethereal body was damaged by Slan etc.

Guts did attack Grunbeld without the armor, actually, and Grunbeld blocked it effortlessly.
4. Serpico has also been able to dodge lightning like Guts has, however his version netted mach 35 rather than Guts impressive mach 127. Also Serpico still dodged it so I don't see the problem here.

The problem is that Guts tried to shoot someone who should be comparable in speed to him with something that he should have been easily capable of sidestepping. In fact Guts' cannon and crossbow should have been useless against every major enemy because they were mostly of comparable speed to him.

5. The authors of Flash give him a feat which is trillions of times faster than light, yet his author still insisted that he was only 0.9c which is comedic. It's why in a situation where feats contradict statements, I and practically every other vs debating site on the net use feats instead.

If he only has One feat of doing this, and all his other feats are in line with the authors words, then this is an outlier feat.

And I see you missed my 2nd point about Guts barely breaking through 2 stone pillars.

And here's some more contradictions for you:
It took Guts several hits until he cracked Zodd's sword when they fought, even though it was made with normal steel (it was a sword he took from the Kushan).
Even with the armor, Guts only cracked Grunbeld's Corundum skin, even though according to your calculations, the dragonslayer should have easily went all the way through.

By the way, you said that Ganishka's lightning must have been as fast as normal lightning because of Daiba's statement, but now you're saying character statements are invalid?

That panel did not look like Ganishka was charging lightning to me. And it seems both OBD and Vs battles wikia seem to be in mutual agreement that my calcs etc are not outliers and fit fine with the character. I have had zero opposition on these sites compared to here.

Not an outlier feat, you say? Alright, then, find me another feat of Guts doing anything even remotely close to this. I'l be waiting. Same for Serpico, by the way.

I certainly hope Guts isn't that fast. That's way too over the top for my taste.

Here are the problems with your calculation:
1. Moving at such a speed would cause immense air pressure and friction on Guts and the Dragonslayer, to the point that the sword would be leaving a trail of plasma after it. If Guts could withstand something like this, normal weapons shouldn't be able to hurt him.
2. While fighting Serpico, he could barely break through Two stone pillars, and he said he wasn't holding back.
3. While evading the Kushan army, Guts took One of their horses to run away. A horse moves at about 10 m/s while galloping. This means Guts can't move faster than 10 m/s (but I think he could move faster than that with the armor) I know that striking speed and travelling speed are not the same, but having such a huge gap between the Two makes no sense.
4. Guts couldn't break through Grunbeld's shield without the berserker armor, and the most it could stop was a cannonnall.
5. Guts was surprised Serpico could dodge a shot from his crossbow at point blank range, even though since Serpico should have comparable speed & reflexes to Guts, according to your calculations he should have been able to sidestep it easily.
6.When Rosine broke the sound barrier, the manga made a big deal about it. Hell, Guts couldn't even react to her until she slowed down. She also created shockwaves and strong winds while doing so, which means Miura acknowledges what happens when something moves at such a speed. It doesn't make sense that all these characters can just casually move at such ridiculous speeds now.

My interpretation is that Ganishka was either only charging the lightning while Guts drove the dragonslayer into the ground, or that this is what I believe would be called an outlier feat (a feat that doesn't make sense for a character to make).

As for Wyald: He was riding on a horse while chasing the band of the hawk. This pretty much confirms that Wyald also can't move faster than 10 m/s. Also, 'instantly' could have just meant that the fight ended very quickly, not that it literally happened in an instant.

From what I've seen of VS debates, a feat should only be used if it's within reason of the character's other feats, and these Ones clearly aren't.

And there is also a 45 ton of tnt feat due to Guts (with Shierkes aid) vaporising the head of a water snake.

Um, sorry, but did you even read the manga? The fire spirit Schierke summoned into Guts' sword did that, not Guts. All Guts did was jump into the Kundalini, the blaze wheel did the rest.
I saw this cited in OBD wiki once, I couldn't help but facepalm.

Speculation Nation / Can anyone be a struggler now?
« on: April 15, 2016, 08:15:24 AM »
Hey there, new member here, and this is my first post.
This is something that I have been wondering about for a while. When Guts met Skull knight on his way to albion, Skull knight explained that because he and Guts exist partially in the astral world, they are capable of defying causality to an extent. But now that the astral and physical worlds have merged, could that mean that this now applies to every human? If this is indeed the case, it seems counterproductive, since the god hand obviously want to maximize their control over mankind, so I find it a bit hard to believe that even the god hand would overlook this, but maybe they just don't expect most humans to take advantage of this, since that right now they're all still eating from Griffith's hand. Or maybe it just doesn't exactly work this way?
Maybe most humans still only exist in the physical world, and the astral world (or at least it's shallower layers) just exists in the same area or something?  :???:
What do you think about this idea? If this is true, it may end up being a major factor in bringing the god hand down.

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