You think the ship and any of it's crew will still be around after the Sea God is unleashed?Griffith said:You think the merrows are still going to be around 8 volumes from now?
I do. I think it would be anticlimactic if this powerful, dangerous, evil creature that's received so much buildup over the recent episodes didn't make any kind of contact with Guts and Schierke.Oburi said:Btw, does anyone think the Sea God will have some form of communication with Guts or Schierke possibly? Like actual dialog. I feel like any conversation with the Sea God could lead to some really insightful info, if it speaks of course.
Yeah but that's a little different. Those humans weren't complete drones, and retained their own memories and personalities. So we can't really say the Sea God has had any genuine communication with the cast yet.Gobolatula said:The Sea God, in a way, has been communicating through its tentacles, the transformed humans. But, unfortunately, so far we've just gotten, "JOOOIN USSS..."
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.Walter said:I do. I think it would be anticlimactic if this powerful, dangerous, evil creature that's received so much buildup over the recent episodes didn't make any kind of contact with Guts and Schierke.
It's not going to be a God Hand member. The brand doesn't just react to God Hand and apostles. It reacts to evil, like it's doing here. The sea god is a very evil being.creampuff_war said:the most intriguing aspect of the episode for me was definitely the shot of Guts' brand. I immediately thought apostle, but then considered the possibility that this sea god could be a god hand member (ie Conrad). The more I think about it, the less likely this scenario seems plausible. However, it is, as of now, only god hand members that have made the Brand bleed so badly since the seal was placed on Guts' neck. right?
And immeasurably powerful too, judging from the amount of blood that was gushing from Guts' brand. I wouldn't be surprised if the Sea God's strength rivals that of the individual members' of the God Hand. Both Femto and Skull Knight have remarked on how the brand will react to an encounter with a supernatural being depends on how powerful it is, with the reactions ranging from a slight sting caused by the weak forest spirits at night to an extremely painful hemorrhage resulting from getting too near to a member of the God Hand.Walter said:The sea god is a very evil being.
A water gun that can cut diamonds!!!Walter said:remember that Schierke said the Kundalini that Daiba harnessed was powerful enough that it could be seen as a "god" to polytheistic cultures, and it was just an itty bitty snake with a water gun
I think if anything attacks them, it'll be the pirate ship. While Farnese' spell should be able to repel spiritual creatures, the fact the tentacles themselves are former humans who were transformed after death might allow them to withstand the spell, like the Pishacha on the beach in volume 28.Mage said:Although the imagery with the ocean effects is bright, I doubt the ship would be left alone without any challenges to Farnese's spell.
Like I said before, the fact no "ceremony" (the necessity of which has not been assessed) took place is a great thing as far as the group is concerned. As strong as Guts is, fighting the Sea God in a diminished state might already prove to be a great ordeal for him, and fighting it if it were at its best could even be plain impossible.Walter said:
I don't think it makes more or less sense than to compare it to a member of the God Hand at this point. All we know is that it's a really strong being.Gaahl said:I'm more curious to see how the Sea God compares to giant Ganishka, if that comparison makes sense once we see just what it really is.
No way, you really think the Sea God is as powerful as an apostle? Will Guts be able to survive this encounter?!Rhombaad said:No way is the Sea God on the same level as a member of the God Hand. I doubt very much that the Sea God is capable of manipulating matter like Femto did a volume ago, for example. I can see its strength rivaling that of an apostle, with Ganishka after his second reincarnation being the exception.
Your gross underestimation of the Kundalini doesn't do your argument any favor. I'd like to remind you that it's easily one of the strongest opponents Guts ever fought, and that it took a risky combined attack between Guts, Schierke and Serpico to kill it. So if the Sea God is a big step-up from that, I think we ought to set our expectations pretty high.Walter said:Yeah, let's not set our expectations TOO high by comparing the Sea God to a member of the God Hand. To keep things in perspective, remember that Schierke said the Kundalini that Daiba harnessed was powerful enough that it could be seen as a "god" to polytheistic cultures, and it was just an itty bitty snake with a water gun
Hey, I didn't know you could speak WelshGriffith said:Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
I'd say the theme of the isolated fishing village with its monstrous inhabitants worshipping an ancient, malevolent god is already more than enough of a tribute without the Sea God being Cthulhu incarnate. Not to mention that the idol does fit the bill when it comes to its "pulpy, tentacled head". Which isn't to say that there won't be more, but I think you should be satisfied as it is.BayJumper said:But still, it would be great if Miura would use the Sea God to pay a tribute to H.P Lovecraft.
Oh, shaddup. I suppose it is a little silly to start comparing so-and-so's power to so-and-so. Like you said, all we know is the Sea God is an incredibly powerful, malevolent being. Beyond that, we'll just have to see how Guts handles the situation.Aazealh said:No way, you really think the Sea God is as powerful as an apostle? Will Guts be able to survive this encounter?!
I think Schierke might be sent back to her body if something serious happens, like when Ganishka zapped Guts. It also seems to me that the ship will be attacked, specifically when reading Ivalera and Schierke's lines. Then Schierke can't come back to her body since it's in danger?!Griffith said:I wonder if that's for the best under the circumstances.