How Did Guts Get His Sword

Kentaro Miura's famous dark fantasy series Berserk is arguably the best in manga form. It gives readers a chance to explore the entire story while the anime adaptations only go so far. The original manga shows just how brutal and action-packed Guts' journey is, and it's all thanks to his famous sword, the dragon slayer. Rarely does Guts actually slay any dragons with this weapon, but all the same, his mighty dragon slayer is an iconic piece of manga history. Berserk fans even include it in their arsenal when they re-create Guts in Dark Souls 3. Here's where the dragon slayer came from, and how it symbolizes its scarred but stubborn wielder in the story of Berserk. RELATED: Berserk's Guts Vs. Bleach's Kenpachi Zaraki - Who Wins? For such a terrifying and legendary weapon, the dragon slayer has surprisingly mundane and humble origins. It did not fall from the heavens as God's gift to humanity, nor was it forged in the deepest pits of Hell. Instead, this sword is the creation of a blacksmith named Godo, an unassuming but hardworking man who lives in the wilderness of the Midland kingdom. Godo is a master of his craft who often built swords, shields and armor for wealthy patrons and their private armies during his heyday.

One day, Godo received a rather exotic request: to make a mighty sword powerful enough to slay a dragon, even though no one had ever seen one. Godo followed the request, but it was in vain. There were no dragons to kill with it, and the sword was so heavy and large that no one could use it correctly, so it ended up as a useless novelty. Godo kept the dragon slayer in his home and propped it up against the wall, a symbol of a wealthy patron's vanity or perhaps foolishness. Years passed, and the dragon slayer had no master. Then the eclipse happened, and Griffith betrayed first the Midland king and then the Band of the Hawk, leaving Guts with a broken sword, a missing eye and a maimed arm. Guts was burning with anger and needed a weapon to match. No ordinary sword could handle the monstrous apostles, so he met Godo and demanded a new one. Godo gave him a fine sword with which to fight, but it broke while battling a local apostle, so Guts needed something more. He hidden the seemingly worthless dragon slayer and picked it up, defeating the apostle with its deadly cutting edge. Guts knew right away that this sword fit him perfectly, and began his journey of revenge with the dragon slayer firmly attached to his back. Even Rickert, who had known Guts in the Band of the Hawk, could hardly believe what he was seeing. As Berserk went on, he and the dragon slayer became totally inseparable.

It is estimated that the dragon slayer weighs around 400 pounds.

The dragon slayer looks impractically huge at first, and indeed, it seems no one except the powerhouse Guts can hold and swing it correctly. This mammoth iron weapon has inspired many others of its kind, such as Cloud Strife's huge sword in Final Fantasy VII. It is estimated that the dragon slayer weighs around 400 pounds. In fact, most observers describe it as a "heap of raw iron," a crude piece of metal that can barely even be considered a weapon or sword -- but Guts doesn't mind at all. Guts' mightiest weapon is not indestructible, however, and after two years of nonstop fighting in Berserk, he was pushing the sword to its limit. He had no blacksmithing skills, so he allowed the dragon slayer to deteriorate, becoming nicked and dented from overuse as well as stained and dulled from constant exposure to blood. Godo commented on this when Guts finally returned to his workshop, and graciously reforged the dragon slayer in intense heat to rid it of all impurities and fix its metal body. Now that his sword was as good as new, could Guts keep up? Like his weapon, he was physically and mentally worn out from constant fighting and adventure. If he didn't reforge himself with peace and acceptance of his fate, then he would break down into scrap. Every good sword needs a blacksmith's tender care to rid it of impurities and scars, and Godo urged Guts to give up his vengeful quest and find his true purpose in life. Guts, however, stayed on track, with his sword reforged but his heart more scarred and rusted than ever. If he's not careful, the legendary Berserk warrior will fall apart long before his oversized sword does.

Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings.

Scott Shelly ( Hangul:셸리 ) is one of the female protagonists in the webtoon. She begins a one-sided relationship with Jay at the start of the series but as the story progress they have a mutual crush on each other and as of chapter 378 they are in a relationship. Shelly is the only female member of the Humming Bird Crew. Because she stayed at England before coming to Korea her personality is perceived as very headstrong. She does not like it when people talk badly about her friends, especially Jay. Shelly also has a lot of stamina and strength, she can keep up with the group's pace when racing and can actually send people flying with her punch (Although that may be for comedic reasons) but never got into the street fights with the guys of the crew. When she was hit on in her first appearance on the series she refused with a lot of sass. Mia described her as someone who can confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Although her words are harsh, it is because she never sugar coated her words with her friends. And with Jay, Shelly is very clingy and flirtatious. She has very foreign features: pale skin, her eyes actually look more mint green in color than blue, blond wavy hair. It is known later in the series that she has a tattoo in the side of her arm near the wrist that reads out "temet nosce" or "Know Thyself". At school she wears her uniform usually without the red vest and both wears the skirt and pants.

Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom.

She is often seen wearing high-end brand clothing, but also occasionally wearing street wear and tomboyish clothes. When riding her bike, she usually wears a jacket and helmet with the same color as her eyes or the Hummingbird crew's hood. She is tall, with long thin legs, a small waist and a bigger bust. Not much is known about Shelly, but it is established that she is from England and she requested to transfer to Sunny High School because of Jay. It was told in an early episode (Ep. 27) that she will be in Korea for one semester. Shelly is the granddaughter of Sunny High School's principal, Nick. When Shelly was a kid, she didn't want to get married and promised Nick that she will just live with him forever, which caused Nick to think that Shelly is not interested to guys until she got interested in Jay. That also caused the over protectiveness of her grandfather. Jay saw what happened and chased the thieves to get her purse back. She refused on taking him to the hospital but Jay refused. She picked up his student ID that had fallen to the ground and, motivated by her encounter with Jay, called her grandfather, asking him to let her attend Sunny High School. Her second meeting with Jay was in their classroom. She kissed him out of the blue and the gossip that Shelly and Jay were in a relationship quickly spread around the school.

When Jay, Dom and Minu got suspended, Shelly visited them and scolded Dom and Minu badly about how Jay got caught with their actions. Jay got pissed and told her to screw off, she ended up crying and running away. When Jay was about to say sorry, he got a pink rose from Minu, saying that he should give it to her. He couldn't and Shelly went on saying that she'll forgive him if he became her boyfriend for a week and Jay agreed. She joined Hummingbird as the only female on the team, she continued to flirt with Jay and when Jay was teaching Mia how to ride a bike, she kept on intervening and wanting him to teach her even though she knows how. On a special episode, Shelly was seen riding a bike in Jay's neighborhood. Minu and Kay noticed her, Kay was thinking of who might Shelly go out with and ended up being shocked that it was his brother. In the last scene, Jay and Shelly are resting after riding their bike together, and she comments that Jay suits biking more than studying. The Preliminaries for the League of Street has started, only Dom and Jay were able to race at the first two rounds. After that, they found out that Jay's birthday was near and planned to celebrate it. She didn't showed up at school on his birthday because she was the one who prepared the gift that they got for him.

They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks.

When the boys with the worried June except Jay planned to give Jay a strong alcoholic drink, they didn't expect Shelly to drink it, thinking it was juice. They are dumb-founded and later on, a drunk Shelly came closer to Jay and told her how she was hurt by his actions and proceeding to kiss him the second time. They pulled Shelly of Jay who was already littered with kiss marks. Mia was the one who brought Shelly home, when she was sober enough, Mia asked her if she liked Jay which she answered yes. Mia told her how she envied her for being able to confidently express her thoughts and feelings. Shelly answered that she doesn't understand Mia's concern and told her an advice to start believing in herself more and learning to love herself. This pushed Mia to contact the modeling agency that reached out to her. Before the race, Shelly was being hit on by a member of the Bullet Crew who will be racing against them. The glasses guy kept on hitting on her even when she's denying him. Vinny came to her rescue and punched the guy when he didn't stop.

That led to the glasses guy to take drugs to have a revenge against the Hummingbird Crew. Shelly took the lead until he passes the baton to June. As the race ended, she tried to kiss Jay in his sleep but he moved and she wasn't able to do so. She also took the test with Minu and Dom since, in a sense, she is still a student at Sunny High. When Mia was modeling, a bunch of girls kept on talking about her, gossiping about Mia like dating an old guy or having a sugar daddy to be able to model. Shelly obviously tried to help her. Yuna and Shelly later on went to Mia's house in hopes that they could get her to come to school. On the way riding a bus, a guy came up on her behind and was hitting on her, she shut him down while cursing, very contrasting of her appearance. When Yuna, Mia and Shelly were talking at the park near Mia's house, Shelly started saying something harsh to Mia, although it is a way to actually let Mia see what's happening beyond her room which she choose to lock herself with. Yuna reprimanded Shelly, saying she was too harsh and Mia broke down but then was silent at what Shelly said. After that talk, the three of them came at Heri's bike shop so that Mia can say thank you.


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