I'm not sure I understand the difference between the child seizing control of the body and Griffith having to relinquish control of it because the child's power is too strong on full moons. Those sound like one scenario to me.Devilwoman said:We assume that Griffith cannot control this state, and that during a full moon the child seizes control of his original body, as he has appeared to his parents in order to help them. But here we have Griffith standing in the moonlight while there is a full moon without the boy taking over. So it could be that Griffith willingly relinquishes the control of his body, during full moons since I believe that Schierke said that spirits are the strongest in that period.
The child doesn't need to visit its parents every full moon. No sea gods are on the horizon for Guts and co at the moment, I'd presume. Afterall, this whole thing is a fairly recent phenomenon. Vritannis bay was probably 2-3 months ago. Where was the child before that point? And do we really expect prompt, monthly visits from the boy, even if all that's on the menu for danger is a few specters? All of its visits heretofore have been to intervene in life or death scenarios to protect its parents.
I know it's tempting to get bogged down in the logistics of how and why, but I think the fundamental piece to understanding this phenomenon is recalling what happened back on the Hill of Swords. When the child took control of Griffith's body momentarily to protect Casca, that is likely in essence what's happening with the boy, on a grander scale. Through the power of the full moon, he can do more than merely momentarily control the body. He can reach out across the planet in a form suitable to rejoining his family and protect his parents.
That's quite a stretch. Griffith was there to confront Ganishka. He just happened to arrive as Guts and the others left, and he and Guts had a momentary glimpse of each other. Anyway, if Griffith wanted to spy on the group, it'd be utterly child's play to do so his resources. And the method you propose would be more like a charity mission than an infultration that he'd genuinely benefit from.As to why he would do that, well it could be a bunch of things. We saw that Griffith is still curious about Guts, as he was seen watching him in Vritannis, and in this chapter something similar happens with Rickert.So if he wants to keep up, so to speak, with Guts then what better way to send his own son.
Yep.However the child was seen helping his parents so it's more likely that Griffith has to let him out once in a while, to meet his parents since he yearns for them. And during the full moon it could be that the child becomes more powerful, so it becomes harder for Griffith to contain him.
Particularly since her reaction to the boy aligns perfectly to her reaction with the demon child previously. For it to have been the elf king's avatar posing as their son all along would end up being quite an awkward betrayal, regardless of the intent. It just doesn't sound natural at all, to me.I also find the theory that the boy could be an avatar of the Flower Storm king to be really interesting, and he uses that form because it could be familiar to Casca at the very least. She sure cares about the boy and was worried that he wasn't there anymore, but I feel it would make more sense that she'd act that way if it's her own son, rather than just a manifestation.
We don't have all the pieces, it's true. But I think the theory Aaz came up with 9 years ago is pretty sound, and has withstood the test of time and the slow release of additional information along the way.Well I tried to wrap my head around it a bit, right now we don't have all the pieces of the puzzle,so it's kinda hard to come up with a definite answer.
It's fine, but you just arrived in the thread with a definitive-sounding statement after we had just finished an involved back and forth about the subject.And sorry if I sounded definite in my first post, I was simply thinking about that possiblity, it wasn't in anyway an elaborate answer. Just me caught in my thought process.