Nah, it's more complicated than that. It's an old theory really. In short, Guts & Casca's son, which was previously known to us as the Demon Child, cared for his parents despite his hideous appearance. He finally met his end during Femto's incarnation ceremony, in volume 21, when he fell down exhausted after protecting Casca from Mozgus' fire breath and was swallowed by the Beherit Apostle. He then became the vessel for Femto's coming into flesh, and was transformed into the new Griffith while inside the egg. To sum it up, his body was overtaken by Femto and transformed to look like Griffith. Now, one thing that Griffith apparently didn't plan for is that he still retained some of the boy's feelings, as shown in volume 22 when he watched Zodd and Guts fight, and when he protected Casca from the falling boulders. So it seems the boy didn't completely disappear.Irvine said:Confusing. If the boy is indeed Griffith does it mean the boy has some evil intentions and protects Guts and Casca because he plans something?
Now, in volume 28, a new character is introduced to us: the Moonlight Boy. That boy arrives there all of the sudden, naked, and is found by Casca. She immediately takes to him despite her condition, much like she'd done with her son before. The boy looks like a mix between her and Guts too, and despite being shy, he does have a clear interest in Guts himself. The boy is shown to have an incredible power, and is described as a "superior being". The kind of power a being like Femto might possess, but we know he isn't inherently evil, both through his actions and through the fact the brands didn't bleed in his presence. He leaves as suddenly as he appeared. Another troubling detail: that night, we know Zodd was there, watching what was going on with the group and the child from the top of a cliff, hidden. Why was he there? What was he doing? We don't know. But maybe he'd brought the boy there himself, or was curious as to what he was doing. Either way, it's extremely interesting.
More recently the boy's appeared again, and has again helped his (supposed) parents. But this time, while Guts looked at him in his astral form (his body of light), his hair looked different than it does in the corporeal world. It was curly... Like Griffith's. All these little tidbits hint at the fact that somehow, when the moon is full, the boy whose body was overtaken by Femto is able to wander on his own, as himself, and to use some of Griffith's incredible powers at his whim. That's the gist of the theory.
If we go by the classic Demon Child/Griffith theory then mostly certainly, yes. I mean what other tree would that be?Gobolatula said:Is that really the Ganishka tree?