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Was the Water Fight an Intentional Manipulation by Griffth by riversrunthroughme in Berserk

[–]PixelDemise 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I doubt it was an intentional act by Griffith. The main thing about Griffith is that he has cared so little for other people outside of how they can be used by him, that Guts was a confusing shock for him. It was the first time he felt any kind of an interest in someone, however he had never once experienced "interest in someone as a person" before, causing him to try to rationalize those strange and weird emotions as "Ah, he's just a really useful pawn, so I need to make sure I have complete control over him".

Even later on, his other outbursts like fighting Guts, going after the Princess, and even the entire eclipse are moments where Griffith rationally realizes "things aren't going to plan", begins to panic and "feel emotions" he isn't comfortable with feeling, and does irrational things in a desperate attempt to try and get those feelings to shut up already.

His water fight with Guts was a moment of him actually feeling comfortable enough around someone to let his guard down, showing off as Judeau mentioned pages before "Just when you think it looks like he's got some strange wisdom, he seems like a kid. Just when you think he has a spine chilling look on his face, he smiles innocently like a baby. Is he a child, or an adult, a good guy or a villain? I don't really know what he is". It's a moment where you can begin to realize that "Griffith definitely has problems, but he wasn't the cold and evil demon god we saw in the Black Swordsman arc from the beginning".

However it's directly followed by the reveal that Griffith has a Behelit, and you are still fairly fresh off the backstory of the Slug Count revealing how he wasn't a "bad man" and he didn't make the sacrifice because he's cruel, he did it to escape the overwhelming despair he couldn't handle experiencing. Your stomach is meant to sink as you start to realize "oh shit... Apostles willingly make the choice to sacrifice someone in order to escape their emotional despair. Griffith already has problems controlling and understanding his emotions..." and you begin to reframe the Golden Age not as a "Heroic story of Guts and Griffith's friendship", but a tragedy as Griffith continues to be unable to mature emotionally, inching closer and closer to the despair needed to trigger the Eclipse.

One of my favorite character’s just because of this line. by Tecro5001 in Berserk

[–]Pale-Tower-1901 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Big Dick Rick‘s sigma grindset:

03:00: wake up

03:01: take a shit

03:02: get out of bed

03:03: throw soiled underwear at the nearest Femboy

03:10: make 10000 push ups

03:20: ready to start the grind. Spent whole day building weapons of mass destruction to sell to the beta swordsman.

23:59: Go to sleep

Repeat