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Casca is modelled after Guts in many respects. They are very alike, but somewhere also different, but in a way one complements the other.
Casca is someone who knows what she wants, has her pride, goals and passions, is dutiful, strong, iron-willed and also good at what she is doing. She is observant and smart and has a tendency to experience emotions in full intensity.
Guts is persistent, iron-willed, emotionally stable: as in, he does not have mood swings like Casca does, but he is still emotional like Casca. Just like Casca, he is also observant, however, he has a tendency to be impulsive: rather than pause and reflect, Guts will push forward and act – and often not in the right direction. He also does not always show the same level of awareness like Casca does.
Because of this, their dynamics really are something.
Stages of Guts and Casca’s relationship in the Golden Age
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The stages Guts and Casca’s relationship go through can be summed up as follows.
- Part 1 – Rivalry: Early Golden Age
- Part 1 – Tension: The Argument
- Part 1 – Hate: Encounter with Zodd
- Part 1 – Finding common ground: Fountain Speech
- Part 1 – Resolve: Falling off the Cliff
- Part 1 – Self-Sacrifice: 100-Man-Slayer
- Part 1 – Resignation: Campfire of Dreams
- Part 2 – Helping a dream you’re not part of: Battle of Doldrey
- Part 2 – Moment of Glory: The Ball Scene
- Part 2 – Abandonment: Leaving the Hawks
- Part 2 – Confusion and Hate: Return to the Hawks
- Part 2 – Sexual Healing: The Waterfall Scene
- Part 3 – Sexual Healing II: The Promise
- Part 3 – Supporting each other: Griffith’s Rescue and Beyond
- Part 3 – Protecting what’s dear to you: Wyald’s encounter
- Part 3 – Love or responsibility: Requiem of the Wind