You know what's really fascinating? The different roles Luca & Casca play in Nina's life. Luca is determined and always seems to know what is there to do, while Casca has no will on her own. Nina makes an important realization dealing with our regressed former commander of the Band of the Hawk.
Uncovering the relationships between characters in Berserk – and how they change.
How can the Godhand be resisted?
An essay about illusions, accountability and how the Godhand can be resisted and possibly defeated.
Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk
Emotional abuse or violence is mostly about maintaining power and control over someone, usually for completely selfish purposes. It goes far beyond of just being rude and mean to someone else. It's a sum of repeating actions for a specific purpose, like stroking your own ego. I see a lot of aspects in Berserk that … Continue reading Power Dynamics & Abuse in Berserk
How does Guts feel about Schierke?
I really dig Schierke and Guts. They are my most favorite duo in any work of fiction. They are both rather introverted and thoughtful personalities capable of change and learning. The interaction between them seems very harmonious and trusting. I absolutely love reading about them evolving to such a wonderful and caring friendship. It’s no … Continue reading How does Guts feel about Schierke?
How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 3
How similar are Farnese and Golden Age Casca?
Short answer is: a lot. Their goals and motivations are so alike Miura even reused almost the same dialog in some spots. Casca and Farnese both struggle(d) to get closer to their idols, Griffith and Guts, respectively, but there are still a few small, but important differences.
How did Farnese’s life take a 180° turn?
Farnese's character was shook and burnt down a couple of times before she eventually ended up joining Guts on his travels. She mostly invoked the change on her own during rebirth scene, but through Guts' subtle guidance after she joined him she found purpose and meaning. How this happened you can read in this article!
How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 2
Header image courtesy of ficpen. (Used with permission) Thank you! 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 … Continue reading How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 2
How Guts and Casca grew together – Part 1
The Final Battle: Bringing Griffith down out of necessity
Would Guts still pursue Griffith, being this far into healing as he is? Would Casca want to meet Griffith in order to bring the truth to the people of Midland? Will Casca then be the catalyst to make Guts bring Griffith down out of necessity - rather than revenge? Explore more of these ideas in this article!