If the 5 God Hand members were killed, would Guts' and Casca's brands disappear? Or better yet, what if Idea was killed (most likely impossible). Or are Guts and Casca basically going to "hell" when they die no matter what? I don't think there is an answer to this but I was thinking maybe if the one who branded you dies then you're free of the curse. Or maybe it would have to be all 5 God Hand and Idea. We wouldn't really know if that's true because it seems everyone who has ever been branded has died immediately. So even if Guts and Casca live long enough to die of old age, do you think they're screwed no matter what?