What are their backstories, Anon?
>>188285542don't ask for that. it will extend Berserk for another 50+ chapters while Muira explores their backstories, and that means another 25+ years
>>188285542hey it's the guy from mars attacks
you'll find out something similar if you read hellraiser's book
>>188285719Instead let's have 4 more light novels besides the one about grunbeld describing their origins.
>>188285542i have the theory each one is an avatar handpicked by their Chaos God.as they are avatars they will be slayed by guts at the very end of the manga serialization.
>>188285542We were supposed to have their backstories back when the movies were coming out but Miura pushed it back.
>>188285542Conrad: Was a brilliant doctor in life, once hailed the father of medicine.Ubiq: Was a famous witch in life, later known as a saint.Slan: Was a princess who was shunned for her deformity. Highly chaste.Void: Grand Vizier to the Emperor who cared more for the people than the Emperor himself.
Slan was some whore, void sacrificed skullbro, who cares about ubik and conrad
Maybe I was reading into it way too much but I always assumed that the holy woman from the story Mozgus told farnese was going to end up being Slan
Who cares. It’s not like we will ever find out.
>>188287411Thanks Anon. You're the only one who understands the goal of this thread.
>>188287585lol edgy hobo.
>>188287411What makes you think Conrad was a doctor?
>>188285542they look generic as fuck
>>188285542>VoidNo info other than he knows Skull Knight.>Conrad & UbiqLiterally no info>SlanBased on what Skull Knight said Slan is an ultimate slut...anddd that's all.Btw, it was implying that Skull Knight is Emperor Gaiseric and these 4 has to do with his empire's downfall.
>>188288984His association with plague.
>>188287411>Ubiq would be a witchJudging by his association with nonsence and illogical things, I would rather say that he was a very rational person, maybe a reknown mathematician or scientist
>>188291799Human form appears to be a sort of aged fortune teller, so I figured a past life as a mystic or an oracle of incredible knowledge and influence.
>>188287411Slan was probably a nun or a priestess at some point. Some sort of religious figure of modesty and chastity. Or maybe she was a super bombshell hottie like the pop culture image of Cleopatra or Helen of Troy, that was the center of some massive conflict
They remind me of the fiends in Hellraiser.
>>188285542Miura forgot about them.
>>188290698>No info other than he knows Skull Knight.Its clearly hinted he was a philosopher/advisor that at one point opossed Gaiseric and got sent to prison.
>>188285542Void is the Sage/ Wiseman who got imprisoned by Gaiseric/ SK, Conrad probably would be considered the "scum of society" back when he was a human because of the fact that he's associated with rats, caused the plague and his body is that of an insect, Ubik was a very good liar/ very good at persuasion, Slan was a whore
>>188285542Honestly it really doesn't matter.They did some really fucked up shit and all of them probably had shitty lives, simple as.The only one who might get some backstory is void and I reckon that'll be it.
>>188287585this is how I wanna go out
>>188294357>>188287585What if Slan is that holy woman, she essentially met diogenes, and the hobo gave her the crimson behelit
It's the jelly gang >Slimy Sam >Goopie Gerald>Stringy Susan >Jiggly Jordan
>>188294464>wobbly willie>sloppy susan>jelly julian>floppy francesca
>>188285542Do they need one? Their mystery adds to how creepy they are.
>>188287585Seems also like it was here that Skull Knight got turned into whatever he is now
>>188293602Slan must have been someone important
>>188287585That's the story known by the common, but in reality she was a nympho who predated on the weak and the poor. Had tons of sex with the scum of the earth until some day she meets the only hobo who refused her, and that made her snap and use the behelit (maybe???)
I wonder if their appearances are linked to the suffering that brought them to their eclipses. Lets take griffith, or femto as an example since we know exactly what his deal is. His face is covered by the falcon helmet, like the mock one he was wearing after the tortures and which probably concealed a lot of his wounds, so his appearance is linked to the low state he was in immediately before ascenscion. Maybe Void was tortured similarly, if he's the one Mozgus talked about in >>188295414 then he was known as a wise man. His disfigurements are mainly his eyes sewn shut, mouth flayed and of exposed brain, which if based around the theme of wisdom mean insight, speech and of course the brains link to intelligence. He could have been mocked or punished for his wisdom through these tortures.Slann clearly has something to do with sexuality, maybe she was raped or whatever, and to me Conrads face looks like a plague-bloated corpse, and he's linked with rats. I have no clue about ubik though.
>>188297505that last part is too boringhave her eventually meet the wrong "hobo" who kidnaps her and uses her as a sex and torture toy until the behelit finds her, sorta like griffiththat sounds boring too now that i think about it
Th first berserk chapters were interesting, with each one getting closer to the root of the godhand. What happened ? Berserk has lost stem. Too much gore, not enough story.
>>188298838Didn't Griffith get to decide his looks?>I want wingsHence I assume all the others also had a say in their appearance.It's also likely their real-life appearance factors in as well, as it did with Griffith.And finally, their purpose/portfolia also is a factor.Void is just a head, spine and 2 extra long arms, which I assume is a mind over matter thing, and (mental) dexterity.Now clue about Ubik except he might be a shady jew.Conrad might have been a doctor that was persecuted and hence turned against his craft, embodying plague.Slan is a slut, that much is clear.. not really sure beyond that.In my head the early backstory is something like this.Gaiseric was the previous incarnate fifth God hand - Skull Knight. He somehow caused the fall, both of his kingdom and the other 4 God Hand of the old cycle (together they are the five angels that came down and blew shit up).Void become the first new one and his enemy.
>>188290698>Based on what Skull Knight said Slan is an ultimate slutWhat did he say
>>188299515>Didn't Griffith get to decide his looks?I don't remember; i haven't read berserk for ages, but it could be an pattern by miura even if there's nothing in the story that makes the godhand look how they do based on their backstories. The falcon helmet is his original helmet aside from the mock torture device as well, but I got the idea from how fucked up 3/5 of the god hand looks, it's not really something you'd imagine someone to choose when turning into a demigod. Conrad also gives off a monkish vibe to me, with those clasped hands.
>>188287411>Slan: Was a princess who was shunned for her deformity.What deformity?
>>188299727he called her the whore princess of the uterine sea if I remember correctly
Judging by the fact femto resembles Griffith's body when he ascended (the hawk helmet), I always speculated that Void was probably being tortured to death when he ascended (exposed brain, peeled back facial skin, eyes sewn shut)
I think it's probably reasonable that Void and Slan have something to do with the Holy See and some kind of heretical cult respectively. When Mozgus is talking to Farnese up in the Tower of Conviction he tells the story of a sage who professed King Gaiseric's sins to God and summoned four angels to deal out divine punishment while he got totured. Void can fit this because first, his nose is missing, his lips are pulled and his gead is spilt wide open, and the godhand obviously take somekind of influence from their human forms. Void, when spreading his arms out, with his cloak and everything looks eerily similar to the Holy See's Idol as well. And since he's the one who chants the Invocation of Doom and dubs Griffith Femto we can assume he's the leader of the bunch, or rather that he is the first after the previous set died. Plus, Skull Knight has some obvious animosity towards him and for a long time now SK has been thought to be Gaiseric. Slan, by the same logic, also appeared as the Goddess of Flame im the heretical cult's cave during conviction. The cult's orgies and her general promiscuity makes me think that she's tide to paganism in the same way that Void is tide to the Holy See. No clue about Conrad or Ubik though.
>>188285542they are isekai'd jap teens
>>188287411And all turned by the true evil. Shirk
>>188301784He saw the true core of the Idea of Evil.
>>188285542The only relevant backstory is from the first one, the others don't need explanation.
Is being a Godhand even fun? Seems to me the only perk is to laugh at those plebs with the lesser bethelits when they have to sacrifice their loved ones and/or be dragged off to hellFucking berserk
>>188285542Far left was a man child who lost everything, middle left was just a man enjoying his shit, middle right is a thot who had too much sex, and far right is the fucker who ruined everything for Skull Knight
Those Powerfull Beeings are known as "Chaos Gods", living in the Realm of Chaos.
>>188285542>Fat man>Ugly man>Slut>Smart man.
>>188287417I forgot Guts almost killed her.This shit releases too slow.
>>188306628IIRC it was just a body she made out of troll intestines to interact with Guts and that plain they were on. I don't believe she was ever in any danger.
>>188306628>Guts almost killed her.Not really. That's like saying you nearly killed me by shining light on my shadow.
>>188297203She was the #1 whore
>>188299515>Griffith get to decide on his lookswas that in the lost chapter?
>>188306628More like Guts almost got his dick raped
>>188301182Most noticeably a facial deformity, she was often compared to the mythical medusa. She was also barren, which was even worse. Combined it made her completely worthless to her house. Too ugly to marry off, unable to bear children. A hideous embarrassment. 100% useless.But somehow she rose to great prominence regardless. Maybe a miracle gave her a virgin birth and her chosen one Jesus baby went on to become king, but then she sacrificed him and her followers to become the ultimate sexy slut. Something like that might be neat.
>>188299147Hey, that guy looks pretty cool! POE~N!
was Guts gay for Griffith?
Does Slan have hair DOWN THERE?
>>188308025Was Griffith gay for Guts?
>>188306506They're probably on call 24/7, 365 days a year, answering behelit summons of every joe-schmoe who's down on their luck and has the worst day of their life.Nice timestamp, by the way.
>>188308048Best question yet Anon.No.
>>188285542-Conrad: A complete unknown. Could have literally any backstory, but context indicates a connection to plague and perhaps organized religion.-Ubiq: CeeLo Green-Slan: Whore Princess of the Uterine Sea-Void: Emperor Gaiseric's Right-Hand Man.
>>188308149Reply hazy. Try again later.
>>188285542First two posts on 4chan, middle one posts on tumblr, last one posts on reddit
I always pictured Ubik to be some sort of silver-tongued politician and did some really shady shit to climb his way to the top, then eventually he gets found out and just as hes going to get his head cut off or something his behelit triggered. Who he sacrificed however I couldn't say.
>>188313000I don’t think he looks like the kind that loved anyone
>>188306788That's a lovely anal-logy anon.
I bet void is a cuckold. I can tell by his Brain.
>>188291799Maybe he was a royal tutor or something and eventually when the price he taught became king he had him executed for reasons.
>>188314041I am sorry but this sounds so retarded.
>>188313000the decapitation thing makes a bit of sense, given that his body is so small. The body is alive a few moments after decapitation...
>>188285542Cosmic latex industry.
>>188312803>last one posts on redditSo the brain is just a hat he made for TF2 convention...
>>188287417>whoreTen bucks on her being a nun.
>>188314432Yeah I was just throwing shit out there.
>>188314573She was definitely a nun. That’s why she went full slut mode when she became a God Hand. Because chastity doesn’t matter to her anymore.
>>188314600Throw better shit next time.
>>188313629Maybe he didn't love someone but something
>>188314999You have to sacrifice a living SOMEONE. A lifeless object can’t be sacrificed.
>>188315063the egg sacrificed the worlds current state
>>188315082The world’s current state being sacrificed made many people perish.
>>188285542Void creeps me out. I'm interested in what exactly set Skull Knight and Void against each other. The Gaiseric/sage backstory is probably legitimate but the conflict itself is vague. I'm more interested in Skull Knight/Gaiseric in general, really.
>>188315363Why are you interested in them?
>>188298838>His face is covered by the falcon helmet, like the mock one he was wearing after the tortures and which probably concealed a lot of his woundsThere's no "probably" here; he looked like pic related. No wonder he refused to take the mask off even when he was alone with Guts.
>>188315374>Why are you interested in them?Because all we know points to Gaiseric being a total asshole, whereas Skull Knight seems rather noble and good-natured, if aloof. Of course spending hundreds of years as a spooky skeleton man raging a crusade on grotesque nightmare mutants with a creepy sword made of faces can humble and inspire a redemptive attitude in anyone, but I'd like to see the story explore his perpective on things before it's over.
>>188308025>>188307928He was at the 'I want senpai to notice me' stage.
>>188299515>Gaiseric was the previous incarnate fifth God hand - Skull Knight.This is an interesting theory. That the 5th member is disposable and used to build a fitting sacrifice. Though Gaiseric/Skull Knight is hinted to have gotten that way through the Berserker Armor. It's up in the air what Skull Knight actually is in the universe.
>>188308025Yeah, about that.
>>188315605Considering how oddly frequent the Ascension and Incarnation rituals cycle, can't help but imagine a high turnover rate for the Godhand.
>>188315536I never really thought about that. But wasn’t Gaiseric being a tyrant only an unproven myth? He might’ve been a just ruler who got conspired against.
>>188315847to me it feels like the godhand is the sort of thing where void has always been the main god hand, except before him there was another, who also always had been the main god hand until he was retconned by the idea of evil
>>188315741What good is a coupon for free anal if you never cash it, Griffith? And he even shared his porn with Guts.
>>188316734I don’t get this post
>>188316774Context is on the page posted. You can do it.
>>188316865I read the page and I still don’t get it can you explain please
>>188316875What’s a cenobite
>>188316888I suppose I can elaborate. Guts agreed that if he lost, Griffith had carte blanche to fuck his ass. Griffith did not, even going so far as to offer his medieval pornography to Guts on at least one occasion. This runs somewhat contrary to the assertion being made by the post to which I was replying. Simple, no?
>>188315063Im pretty sure it can be anything as long as its very precious to you. The point of the sacrifice is that you only gain something powerful by giving something important
>>188317033SHUT UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP GUTS DIDN’T SAY THAT ALSO GRIFFITH WOULD NEVER DO IT SO STOP LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!
>>188317120He said it jokingly. We're all speaking in jest anon, relax.
>>188317097But we have yet to see someone sacrifice a lifeless object. I believe it also wasn’t implied anywhere, that’s why I said it has to be someone.
What would it take for me to dick slan and get away with it?
>>188317153Shut up I don’t wanna talk to you anymore
>>188317179Come on and Slan, and welcome to the jam.
>>188285542Slann was obviously gangraped to death, hence why she's naked and obsessed with sex. Void was a scientist of some sort, and was punished for speaking forbidden truths that he had seen thanks to his science, hece the sewn shut eyes and sewn open mouth. Conrad was some sort of bureaocrat or religious figureUbik was an octopusAre they even human though? I think some of them might be from some alien planet
>>188317158The brand appearing upon the land at Albion and the inhabitants being caught up as 'secondhand' sacrifices somewhat contradicts that. Not entirely, but it at least shows that you don't have to specifically target your sacrifice at a living person. As far as we know people will die anyway, but they might not even be branded themselves, so it's still an atypical sacrifice.
Just Slan my shit up
>>188316734The world would've been better off if he had cashed that coupon while he still could.>>188317158The Egg Apostle sacrificed the world to create a new one, so you could say it was at least partially lifeless.
>>188317484The world is anything but lifeless though. It is a big sphere of LIFE. And if the egg apostle cherished it so much, then that makes it a valid, living sacrifice.
>>188317517There's also the fact that it was his world specifically, meaning everything he knew of the outside, which included himself as the witness to that world. So a human life was still included in the overall bargain along with the non-human object.
>>188285542They're the regulars of the leather club.
>>188308025NOTICE ME SENPAI
>Band of the Hawk is gone and can never return
>>188317517Dont you mean he sacrificed 「ZA WARUDO」 ?
>>188317651heh, is this a hxh reference?
>>188315605Skull Knight knows Void or is hinted to. I think SK was Void’s Guts. Time & time again SK has failed to stop the God Hand.
>>188317679Is that a DxD reference?
>>188287616You must be fun
>>188317633We have a new, better Band of the Hawk now.Instead of old and busted Pippin who worked in a boring stupid mine, we have a badass bridge knight who looks like Ivan Drago and turns into a dragon made of diamonds. Instead of nosy beta orbiter Judeau and his carnival knife tricks, we get a stoic and cool sniper that plays his bard songs alone at night, and Griffith's new fangirl literally rides his dick.Instead of Guts who could barely kill 100 men and cries about his foster dad then runs off because he's insecure, we have a war god who's been soloing entire battlefields for hundreds of years, and he'd never leave to go find himself like some moody fag.Instead of Corkus, a two-bit highwayman who latched onto Griffith for a ticket to easy street, we have Locus, a famed and heroic knight who seeks redemption for all demons. And he's not all talk when it comes to holding grudges.Instead of Rickert, who is short and isn't even that cute, and has a dumb crossbow, we have a banished assassin who's super cute and is a shapeshifting shadow wearing a mask.And instead of Casca, who's some sort of swarthy moor woman who has to strategize and use battle tactics, we have a white blonde cheerleader who is psychic and can see the future.It's like that Virgin / Chad meme except as a legitimate plot point.
>>188318432Well, I hope those chads burn in hell
>>188318979Humans rise up
>>188318432and you forget that now Guts is technically his daddy, and he can fuck the princess too
>>188314999He sacrificed his shekels.
>>188285542What do you mean, anon? The series has been going on for 25 years! Surely, the story must have progressed far enough to explain where these dumb niggers came from, right?
>>188317633Honestly not a fan of the way they made Gut's face look in the movies, anime did it better
>>188317757isn't Skull Knight the mysterious king of anicent kingdom?
>>188320359It's basically confirmed and has been for years, yes.
>>188320359By basically he means very strongly hinted at in the Tower of Rebirth and the Troll Cave, but never outright 100% confirmed.
>>188320473No, Miura makes it very clear it's him by showing guts thinking >that's just like that guy i met!
>>188320534If that's the bar we're setting for absolute unambiguous confirmation, then what about when Schierke said moonboy was the elf kint's avatar?
Meant elf king, not kint
>>188315741This doesnt mean that Guts is gay though, just that he thinks hell win and will put anything on the line to do so
>>188285542you will never know because Miura is too busy ranking in deremas
>>188315741Has Miura ever commented on Guts's elf ears?
>>188320600That got disproven last chapter, emperor skullknight is still valid
>>188315594Griffith gave his big gay speech about how only a true friend would have his own dream, and then got upset when Guts actually took that to heart.And then turned on Casca who stuck to her responsibility, and the Band of the Hawk.
>>188287411Any theories on why each of them turned evil
>>188306373Chapter 83 is not canon
>>188321454Does it matter? Causality and tragedy. Void's cynicism makes he think he tried to fight against his fate of becoming a bad guy only to end up one anyways, but maybe he casually accepted it from the get go.Anyways, I doubt the Godhand could be dealt with through a casual therapy session.
>>188321454That could go all sorts of ways really. I imagine Void thought he was smarter and wiser than anyone of his time and eventually saw too much, which eventually lead to his downfall when just being wise wasn't enough. Ubik on the other hand seems like the type that was curious and ambitious. Knew what the Godhand were from the start and actively sought to create the circumstances for ascension.I'd think what all of them have in common is that they were the greatest and most charismatic visionaries in their time. Geniuses that reached the pinnacle in one field or another before it came crashing down on them and turned their enormous pride or righteousness or fame back on them like a dagger to the heart, coated with some poison of their own unique design.
Void is an evil Duel Spirit who seeks to become a real person by taking the souls of those who summon him.A group of three students, including Torrey, unwittingly call him forth, in a forbidden ceremony. After Torrey's friends involved in the ritual suddenly vanish, and Torrey starts seeing Void, fearing his safety, he informs Jaden of the recent events. After Void's next appearance, Jaden proceeds to Duel him, defeating him in a Shadow Duel. Because of his loss, Void is forced to give up his ambition of returning to life.
>>188285542Just wait until Miura makes a high school slice of life featuring the god hands
>>188322282Next season of YGO gonna be lithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g-ydhg10UE
>>188306812Based on her conversation with SK, I bet Slan and Void must be someone close with SK/Gaiseric.
>>188301784>Judging by the fact femto resembles Griffith's body when he ascended (the hawk helmet)So, Slan got gangbang'd to ded? Hot.
>>188323494>don't you mean "when"Always makes me laugh
>>188287585So that's her. It all makes sense now.
I bought the blu rays of the newest series. They fixed quite a bit
>>188287585>the original incel
Void: Wise man who got tortured in the tower.Slan: Nun who was a secret massive whore, got found out and tortured by the Church.Conrad: Plague victim.Ubik: Saw someone driving 'round town with the girl he loved and was like, fuck you.
>>188329225>Just realized we might get the backstories of the other members of the God Hand.
>>188318432Okay Griffith, now go tend to your subjects' needs. There's still not enough statues of you in Falconia.
>>188321510It is canon. Miura just thought he revealed too much too early.
what if the earth is a giant behelit
>>188331625>what if the earth is a giant behelit
>>188331625what if your nut is a small behelit
>>188331625what if the behelit were the friends we made along the way