With the streak of a tear, Like morning dew
In normal circumstances, I'd say that it could also take place in two steps, with this confrontation ending with the chapter, and the next one dealing with the invasion and having to fight it off. However given that they said the arc itself is ending, and since they may be skipping certain things... I don't know.
Yeah, I also liked this idea. Maybe we're reading too much into the chapter/arc break and it's not going to be such a departure in the next arc? Maybe it'll be the beginning of the Ultimate God Hand Magic War Arc, with the island being the first battleground.
about this pesky situation where he doesn't have full control over his body every once in a
bluefull moon. The surest way to resolve this would be to get rid of daddy and mommy. But maybe doing it himself is difficult
Grimly logical, but would it solve the problem or merely exacerbate the situation? I guess we'll find out if he's here to act on it. My question would be why didn't he order Zodd to take care of this any other time, like in Vritannis when both of them saw Guts and Casca (maybe he wasn't sure or it hadn't escalated to point yet)? Also, mentally, it's hard for me to think of Griff not coming to Elfhelm to deal with it specifically, but maybe that's the twist and it doesn't matter to him anymore as you say. Plus, he can burn it down and take their heads anyway!
I don't think it'd be great if he could overwhelm everyone and just gloat. I believe it's got to be something more nuanced
I definitely agree, I just wonder what form that nuance will take.
What!? I'm rooting for the good guys of course, the unlikely hero that came from nothing and burns with a fire to overcome all odds and realize a seemingly impossible goal!
And none shall stop him.
Given the way the island was presented to us, I don't think it would make sense for Guts to venture out while everyone else stayed behind, then return later with reinforcements. Even if the group were to be split off (which I made a thread about a couple of years ago), I believe they'd still all leave the place.
Oh, I agree, I didn't flesh out my personal fanfic there, but in this scenario I definitely imagined them all leaving but going their separate ways for a while. It would be equally fascinating to see Casca emerge within the group without Guts. Still, I count these scenarios behind the most likely, which is they're all sticking together for the duration.
As for the light & dark aspect of his astral figure... The darkness going all the way up to the hair is reminiscent of the transformation into the boy, as is the weird shape that it has, evoking a dual identity of some kind, but I also wonder if it couldn't be a hint of "Femto" being underneath. Because I'm not sure how the Griffith/Femto thing would work otherwise.
Unless it is a way to express the dual astral identity of Griffith and the Boy, I'm surprised it wasn't just Femto. It'll be interesting to hear Schierke compare what she saw now to the boy before, and perhaps after enough time without the full moon we'll see the remnants of the boy dissipate and Femto take shape there yet. I also wonder if that won't be an event in itself, like does Femto's Griffith suit provide astral camouflage as well, like the power we're seeing is merely Femto being contained and his release will literally blow Schierke and every magic user's mind and plunge the entire island into what could be called... a torrent of darkness!?