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So I've been reading the first chapter of Berserk, and I was wondering.

Why is Guts such a douchebag? Is it ever adequately explained why he's such a raging asshole? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a damn good manga so far, but I was wondering.
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Because his butt hurts.
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>>100763435
The first few chapters take place right after the Golden Age arc, which you will get to very soon.
Some say Miura wasn't sure where to go with Guts' character yet, or him being an edgemaster could be from what happened in the events right before.
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>>100763435
Take into consideration all the things that has happened to him thus far. Wouldn't you be a little butt hurt?
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Maybe you should read the rest of the manga to find out don't you think
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>first chapter
No, it's never explained, ever. You'll never know why he's a raging asshole. Sorry.
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Because he was anally raped
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he is butthurt
later he will get reasons to be a real asshole
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>>100764003
then he will fuck a loli's asshole
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Why did the story have to go for so long and become shit?
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He was raped as a kid.
And he'll get many more reasons to come. Too many, in fact.
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Alright, I guess all that makes sense. That kind of thing is a decent reason to be a dick, I guess. Thanks, all.

I'm about a third done with the second chapter, though, (on page 78 of the second chapter, specifically) and I have a follow-up question. Does he ever stop being such a dick to everyone?
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>>100765067
Yeah, mostly. He stops being a dick to everyone he meets ever after a long while.

He has a really, really good reason for being a dick, though. You'll get to it.
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wow lol
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Guts is mad as all hell.
Find out why!
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Destiny literally wants him dead and his life really reflects that.
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yeah it's never explained. and it will never be completed go back to your shit hole
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>>100764126
I consider Berserk ending after the Golden Age arc, it turned to shit after that
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Stop reading now, you will only be brutally disappointed by the time you catch up.
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>>100763435
>Is it ever adequately explained why he's such a raging asshole?
>adequately

Oh very adequately. Keep reading until you finish the Eclipse, newfriend.
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Guts...had a hard life.
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>>100765367
are you serious, so many of the arcs are good. I really like the one wiht that square faced priest, especially how it ends.
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>>100765367
But the Misty Valley arc was great.
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>>100765599
Such a hard life.
No one respects his bag.
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Miura will die before it's finished. Kubo will have to finish it and there's nothing you can do about it.
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He has no real parents.
He was raped.
His girlfriend was raped and literally mind broken.
All of his friends were raped and eaten.
His boss betrayed him.
He has one eye and one arm.
No on likes him even though he helps people.
He has forced insomnia from never ending invasions.
He has to lug around an fuck huge sword just to defend himself.
His armor steals his blood and breaks his bones.
You are on chapter one.
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>>100765949
You forgot he's on a boat. He hates boats.
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>>100765949

>His girlfriend was raped and literally mind broken.

In what volume does this happen again?
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>>100766306
When the sun shines bright on the Band of Hawks.
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>>100765791
You mean that purse?
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>>100765949
I wonder if muira has a netorare fetish
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>>100765949
he was a victim of netorare.
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>>100765949

Yeah, I understand now that he's got a lot of valid reasons to be a dick, and I'll see them later. I appreciate the posts, though. See >>100765067

Also, on a largely unrelated note, I'm nearly done with chapter 2, and god damn is the translation on this second chapter terrible. It's like everything was translated from Japanese, into Russian, and then into English with babelfish or something, and some of the dialogue hasn't even been translated. As a result, the second chapter is getting a bit hard to understand at points, and the butchered translation job is occasionally taking me out of the action. Like, I'm pretty sure I shouldn't be giggling at any part of this manga, but some of the butchered English in this chapter is making me.
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>>100766789
It'll improve.
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>>100766789
>the translation on this second chapter terrible
Wait 'til you get to GATTSU
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>>100763435
He has a permanent case of the Edges
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>>100767150
whats with all the /v/ crossboarders tonight?
no wait, even /v/ likes berserk

whats with all the /b/ crossboarders tonight?
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>>100765833
Miura still seems to love creating stuff like this. Which might actually be more bad news than good. He doesn't mind the work. He's just lost interest in Berserk.
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he's been through a lot of shit

also anal rape
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>>100763435
Guts... Guts had a hard life
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>>100769290
I...I want that happy ending.
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It has been exactly a year and a week since the last Berserk chapter was released.
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>>100769290
Thanks for the laugh.
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Bagzerk thread?
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>>100769488
The age when Casca was still sane. How I miss those wonderful days.
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>>100769515
She will be sane again..If she doesn't kill herself after remembering the eclipse..
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>>100769515
So, no hope for an actual healing or some magic bullshit?

Also,t he spirit child that helps Guts relax isn't the aborted baby?
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>>100769533
That's what I'm afraid of.
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>>100769647
I really want Casca to be healed ;_;
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>>100769582
We still don't know shit.
It is implied that the kid is Guts' and Casca's child pic related.
He could be just Griffith assuming another form,too.
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>>100769780
Whoever made this edits is a fucking genius..
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>>100769673
Bottom right panel. Guts looks like that dude from Wolf Guy.
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>>100763435
>hy is Guts such a douchebag? Is it ever adequately explained why he's such a raging asshole?

Yes.
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>>100769874
I...I really wanna hear a full version of this song now. Any B/a/rd wanna write it?
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>>100769341
>boat ride

MAI PSYDSU!
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>>100765833
/r/ing Gut's duel with Griffith as drawn by Kubo.
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>>100769874
Keep going. Please.
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>>100769685
The skull knight said that Guts and Caska survived "for a reason".

So my guess is she's going to be instrumental in some way.
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>>100770060
>for a reason
The only reason Guts and Casca are alive is because of Skullbro. They were destined to die.
Here's to hoping that Guts will be able to get Casca sane again and kill Griffith because he's no longer unreachable in another spectral plain.
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>>100770053
>elves too
>>100769874
>I bet you do
Heh.
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>>100769711
Nope- the kid was too weakened after protecting Casca from something I can't remember at the tower of priest flatfnose, and he was dying. But The Egg picked him up and store him on his belly, and the baby, along with the Egg, became the egg for this new world. Or something.

That moonkid is something else.
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You know, I actually am not sure if it ever is explained after the first chapter. I mean, I know it's not finished, but surely there isn't any insight whatsoever into his past covered in the decades of writing that have gone into Berserk since it's inception.

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME, OP
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>>100770132
>Skullbro
I'm not the only one!

>kill Griffith because he's no longer unreachable in another spectral plain
I hope it doesn't involve some bullshit sacrifice also.
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>>100770243
Guts is taken by the Hellhound when he finally mees Griffith, he sacrifices his entire party using the Behelit he carries with him to obtain power capable of slaying all five of the Godhand. The fight spans many volumes. Guts died just as he kills Void, the armour locking him in place for the next warrior to take up the Berserker armour.

The End.
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>>100770429
joking over pls die
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>>100770429
Whoops, some spelling mistakes. Forgot to end it.
Upon dying he gets some sort of rite of passage, or goes through a cosmic event, where he turns in to the next Skull Knight. It's actually destined that when a God Hand is born through Eclipse, at least one person makes it out alive to avenge the others. Skull Knight was one of those people, upon his death in slaying the God Hand, he transformed in to an ethereal guardian of all the possible victims of the Apostles and the God Hand. This is a heredetary title given to the successor. The previous Skull Knight is allowed to pass away in peace. The cycle then repeats.

The End
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>>100770158
Hm.. so they have to open Griphit's belly to take out their child? like in my grimm brothers tales!
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>>100770158
Nigga please.
The body of their child was stored inside the egg, to become the vessel for Griffith. Griffith took over the body, and replaced the childs spirit with his own. The "moonchild" you speak of is the manifistation of their childs spirit, and because its yet so young it can only project itself during the full moon, when magical powers n shit are elevated.
No elf-king guiding them, no mystery child of the corn. Just a lonly spirit, looking for his parents.
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>>100769673
>He is his own bag

Every time.
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>>100770662
Yeah, that makes more sense.

Don't spread lies you Apostle.
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>>100769946
Hear now the story,
I tell you, it's true.
A man first had one bag,
but then he had two.

Please listen closely,
Please stay awake.
Take heed of what I say,
Don't make his mistake.

A story of loss,
A story of gain.
The man on a journey,
More bags to attain.

He traveled the land,
T'was a lifelong quest.
One bag on his shoulder,
He could never rest.

Misfortune followed,
An awful blunder.
His body fell over,
His bag tore asunder.

His life was in shambles,
His eyes filled with tears.
The bag was in ruins,
He couldn't make repairs.

Can't be bothered to write more. It's shit anyways.
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>>100770764

Hear now the story,
I tell you, it's true.
A man first had one bag,
but then he had two.

Please listen closely,
Please stay awake.
Take heed of what I say,
Don't make his mistake.

A story of loss,
A story of gain.
The man on a journey,
More bags to attain.

He traveled the land,
T'was a lifelong quest.
One bag on his shoulder,
He could never rest.

Misfortune followed,
An awful blunder.
His body fell over,
His bag tore asunder.

His soul was crushed,
His eyes filled with tears.
The bag was in ruins,
To the tailor he rushed.

The tailor said nay,
Not a thing he could do.
Now at the end of the day,
The number of frowns was two.

But the man would not wait,
He set forth into the night.
The sun rise was late,
When the man saw a light.

T'was an old wooden inn,
The man rushed inside.
His face made a grin,
He was so happy he cried.

He saw a tailoring old hag,
She nodded, for she knew.
She took a hold of his bag,
And from it, made two.
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>>100763435

He's actually one of the few MCs which actually has understandable reasons to act like a total cunt.

He gets better, though.
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>>100763435
>I've been reading the first chapter
IT'S THE FUCKING FIRST CHAPTER.
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>>100771122

Slight revision;

Hear now the story,
I tell you, it's true.
A man first had one bag,
but then he had two.

Please listen closely,
Please stay awake.
Take heed of what I say,
Don't make his mistake.

A story of loss,
A story of gain.
The man on a journey,
More bags to attain.

He traveled the land,
T'was a lifelong quest.
One bag on his shoulder,
He could never rest.

Misfortune followed,
An awful blunder.
His body fell over,
His bag tore asunder.

His soul was crushed,
His eyes filled with tears.
To the tailor he rushed,
Hoping to quell his fears.

The tailor said nay,
Not a thing he could do.
Now at the end of the day,
The number of frowns was two.

But the man would not wait,
He set forth into the night.
The sun rise was late,
When the man saw a light.

T'was an old wooden inn,
The man rushed inside.
His face made a grin,
He was so happy he cried.

He saw a tailoring old hag,
She nodded, for she knew.
She took a hold of his bag,
And from it, made two.
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>>100763435
>I've only read the first chapter
>ask's something about the story
Are you retarded? Read the fucking manga.
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>>100763435

Guts is just sailing through life right now.
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>>100770662
Oh yeah, the egg (and the embryo) was used for Griffy's body. For a moment there I thought it was used to create that "new magic world", more literally.

Not so sure about the kid being the embryo's spirit though.
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>>100763435
>Why is Guts such a douchebag? Is it ever adequately explained why he's such a raging asshole?

Read the manga, an asshole isn't even his final form.
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>>100767837
Oh shit, is chapter 4 out already???
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>>100766306
all of them
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>>100772809
Most of the raws are out. Chapter three is the most recent translations.
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>>100763435
>Read first chapter
>Expect the entire story and character motivations to be explained

Might I suggest killing yourself? Seems like just the thing to do for you. Thanks for starting a Berserk thread though.
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>>100763435
Because everyone is a raging asshole and he was raised in a world where being anything less than raging asshole is asking for someone to rage on your asshole.
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>>100773002

This is accurate in a very literal sense.
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>>100773002
She used to b such a pussy lel
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>>100773083

Worst character.
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>>100773139
I hope the fires takes you!
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>>100763435
>I've been reading the first chapter and the character hasn't been completely fleshed out for me.

Am I the only one who gets peeved by OP's lying and being coy? Just say you want a Berserk thread.
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>>100773889

A possibility. I asked myself the very same question when I started reading this, though.
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why u do dis trsi?
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>>100763435
> I just read first chapter
> Please spoil me everything
> I'm too lazy to look at Wikipedia

Hell, this is reaching completely new level of retardation. Sasuga, OP.
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>>100771999
The kid is the fucking elf king.

Goddamn faggots not paying attention.
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Finished chapter 3.

Jesus Christ, poor Guts...
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reposting again
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>>100775343

That comic is unrealistic. It implies /a/nons are attractive and not fat pocky-smeared virgin weeblords.
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>>100775515
The original comic shows that it was actually a fat neckbeard imagining it in his head
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>>100775249
puck is the elf king
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>>100766491
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>>100775249
Because Shierke said she thought it was?
Doesnt make any sense at all, why would the elf king cuddle up to fucking Guts and Caska?
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>>100765949
Why does he still help people even after they still don't like him?
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>>100776894

Because he's actually a good guy, despite acting like the king of all assholes early on.
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>>100775566
That was edited in later, I believe.
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>>100775343
Fan-fucking-tastic.
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>>100776894
What >>100776961 said, plus the fact that whether he helps people or not has little to no influence on his path towards the Godhands.
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>>100775566
Nope, that's an edit.
A good one, though I prefer the one with the mecha battle. Most accurate portrayal I'd say, considering not -everyone- on /a/ is a fat antisocial neckbeard.
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>lel bersurk is shit aftoerur goulden arc
>am I cool yet!?
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>>100775249
>The kid is the fucking elf king.
No, retard. The elf king doesn't look like a kid version of Caska and Guts. Re-read, it's pretty foreshadowed that he's their son.
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>>100777777
Just testing.
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>>100776563
Even Shierke herself admits it's just a theory and that she doesn't fucking know. Specially because she has no idea about Guts and Caska fucking, Griffith raping Caska, Caska miscarrying and what happened with the fetus and the egg apostle.
But we are supposed to know all of this. So there's no excuse.
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>>100777797

Thank ye kindly. Real good stuff.
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>>100777835
Okay this is just fucking silly.
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>>100777936
he killed bigger things than that.
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>>100778060

Think he's talking about O_O XD ^^
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>>100777841
Then tell me why the child is so attached to Caska and Guts, the same way that fetus looking thing was?
There is nothing in your theory that supports why the "moonchild" acts the way it acts.
The only logical explanation is that its the spirit of the child that was concieved by Guts and Caska, corrupted by Griffiths rape, and finally expelled from the body it once habited.
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>>100777459
>not -everyone- on /a/ is a fat antisocial neckbeard
But those guys are normies. We don't want those guys.

I'm not fat at least.
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>>100777896
This is canon in my mind now. Mami just had to take a break after this events. That's why she disappears.
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>>100769711
wait when was this
what kid is this
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>>100765367
That's because, in my opinion, the story became less polysemous since then. Too literal and muddy with irrelevant filler. It's a damn shame too, because before that drop in quality, it was the best damn thing ever written.
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>>100781110
>polysemous
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>>lit



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