How Disturbing Is Berserk

Without exaggeration, Berserk is one of the darkest fantasy stories ever written. Mangaka Kentaro Miura's long-running magnum opus strikes a delicate balance between genuine moments of humanity and the absolute worst people can do to one another - the latter is sure to give anyone nightmares. Berserk is home to some of the bloodiest and most deranged events imaginable, which may make one wonder what exactly is going on in Miura's mind. While some would say Berserk went too far in some places, others would say that these moments are what defines the manga. In any case, the violent aesthetic of the narrative may not be for everyone. Trigger Warning: Berserk features graphic examples of violence and assault. Bishop Mozgus is a fanatical priest who believes that torturing "heretics" will somehow make them see the light, so he has a dungeon dedicated to doing just that. In the heart of Albion's castle, Mozgus and his pet torturers run an inquisition chamber where they perform all kinds of atrocities on the human body.

In the middle of the debauchery, lost souls attack the cultists and take over their bodies.

Those who survive are blessed, and those who don't are damned. The scariest thing about Mozgus is that in all of Berserk, he's the character closest to reality. Mozgus' torture devices, like the rack and the iron maiden, are lifted from medieval history, and his devout fanaticism reflects that of the Spanish Inquisition, to name one of many overzealous religious orders. In typical Berserk fashion, each torture is drawn in fully graphic detail and yet, this is somehow the tamest example on this list. By Berserk's standards, a hedonistic orgy perpetrated by a cult dedicated to Slan is pretty mild. This one, seen in the middle of the Conviction arc, isn't even the first of its kind in the manga, but what sets it apart is what happens at the halfway point. In the middle of the debauchery, lost souls attack the cultists and take over their bodies. Amidst all this, the cult's figurehead - a man wearing a goat's head - is possessed and turned into an actual Baphomet. The Great Goat proceeds to assault Casca and even reveals its nether regions, which turns out to be a literal snake.

Before anything could get even worse, Guts thankfully interferes and kills the Great Goat. A common consensus among the Berserk fanbase is that the otherwise strong Millennium Falcon arc is hampered by Guts' sidequest in the troll cave. This wasn't just because it slowed down a resurrected Griffith's clash with Ganishka, but because the trolls were just reprehensible in the worst ways imaginable. As they do in fairy tales, the trolls raid villages and kidnap women. However, Berserk takes this a terrifying step further by revealing that the trolls do this to procreate in their cave, where baby trolls violently explode out of their mothers' bellies. Guts slaughters the trolls while his friends save the women. But then Slan emerges from the trolls' gore, tying and assaulting Guts before he stabs her - an act that apparently pleasures her. In all of Berserk and manga, there's nothing as nightmarish as the Eclipse. Here, Berserk subjects readers/viewers to the torturous deaths of beloved characters like Corkus, Pippin, Judeau, and their comrades. Worse, all of them are sacrificed by their commander Griffith, who reciprocates their loyalty by sacrificing them for his dreams of power. What makes this especially painful is that by this point, Berserk had already endeared the mercenaries to both Guts and the readers. After seeing the Band of the Hawk fed to monsters who take sadistic glee in devouring human flesh, it's not hard to see what fuels Guts' bottomless hatred for Griffith. That said, this is far from the worst that the Eclipse has to offer. The only thing more terrifying than the Eclipse is having to revisit it, an experience shared by Schierke and Lady Farnese in the elf kingdom of Elfhelm.

To restore Casca's humanity, the two witches enter her mindscape and traverse her dreams, which has turned into a hellish nightmare after the Eclipse. Casca's nightmares are an abstraction of her trauma, where she sees herself as a tiny defenseless doll and Guts as a heavily injured black dog. In her dreams, they're besieged by disturbingly Freudian monstrosities representing Griffith's assault and betrayal. It's one thing to see the Band of the Hawk be condemned to die in hell, but it's another to see it reimagined from the perspective of the one who had suffered the most. Shortly after the Eclipse, it's revealed that Casca is pregnant with Guts' child. The problem is that being in close contact with the damned, the Apostles, the God Hand, and especially Femto, curses the child. Guts is understandably freaked out by his child's appearance, and he almost kills it in an impulsive rage. The only reason why Guts' attempted baby murder isn't higher up on here is because the child disappears at the first crack of sunlight. The Demon Child lives long enough to occasionally protect Casca from restless souls before dying to become the vessel for a reborn Griffith. To put it nicely, Lady Farnese has a lot of repressed issues. Case in point: she's aroused by watching heretics burn at the stake, not to mention that she flagellates herself in prayer.

These behaviors come to a head shortly after she and the Holy Iron Chain Knights capture a weakened Guts. Unknown to them is the fact that Guts' their presence as a sacrifice attracts the souls of the damned. When Guts kidnaps Farnese to get out of the camp, the spirits pursue them. The souls possess some stray animals, including the infamous horse that assaults a half-naked Farnese. Things only worsens when Farnese gets possessed: under the spirit's influence, she assaults Guts and tries to commit a murder-suicide, only for daybreak to cast the spirit out. While this instance might pale in comparison beside Eldritch horrors and humanity's capacity for evil, its supposed normalcy is what makes it all the more dreadful. The King of Midland has desires for his underage daughter, Charlotte, and he acts on them in one of Berserk's sicker moments. The King has Griffith imprisoned and tortured for online to sleep with Charlotte, but it doesn't take the latter long to figure out that the king is acting out of jealousy, not paternal instinct. Angry that Griffith sees right through him, and envious of his relationship with his daughter, the king assaults Charlotte, though she manages to kick him off her. The king dies two years later of illness - alone, delusional, and estranged from Charlotte. It goes without saying that Guts has led a hard life, but his origin story is a lot harsher than anyone could've expected.

A young Guts is adopted by the mercenary leader Gambino, who treats him roughly, but eventually becomes something of a father figure. However, Gambino's fatherhood phase doesn't last, and all it takes to end it are three silver coins. After a skirmish, Gambino is approached by his fellow mercenary, Donovan, who offers to buy the 9-year-old child for the night. Gambino accepts, but later denies it when Guts confronts him. Guts kills Donovan and Gambino shortly after, but this one night broke him forever. Minus a few hints, this part of his backstory is almost always left out of Berserk's animations for a reason. Berserk is known for traumatizing its readers, and Casca's fate during the Eclipse is the manga at its most terrifying and heart-wrenching. Instead of devouring her, the Apostles brutally assault Casca before handing her to Femto (akaAs this happens, Guts is forced to watch. It's only through the Skull Knight's interference that Casca and Guts survive, but Casca's mind doesn't recover for a long time. From the Eclipse onwards, Casca regresses to a childlike state for most of the manga, and has only recently returned to her original self. Regardless, the memories of the Eclipse are enough to horrify both her and the readers.

He is a cat-like robot from the future.

This list describes characters from the anime and manga series Doraemon. Also listed are their original NTV voice actors (1973), followed by their TV Asahi voice actors (1979-2005; 2005-present). Part of the 22nd century characters are listed in The Doraemons. Each main character represents a primary school student archetype. Nobita appears in every episode of the anime, while Doraemon appears in most episodes, sometimes being substituted (for medical checkup or on leave) by his sister, Dorami. Note: In some translations of Doraemon, the names of these characters are different from the original names. 2.9 Nobisuke Nobi Jr. Albert in the Cinar dub of the series, is the title character and co-protagonist of the series. He is a cat-like robot from the future. He was yellow-skinned and had ears originally. However, his ears were accidentally eaten by a robot mouse. It left him heartbroken and caused his skin to turn blue. People often mistake him for a raccoon dog. He is sent back in time by Sewashi (Nobita's Great-great-grandson) to aid Nobita. Doraemon possesses a 4-dimensional pocket from which he can acquire various kinds of futuristic tools, gadgets, and playthings from a future department store.

He also has the tendency to panic during emergencies, characterized by him frantically trying to pull out a very much-needed tool from his pocket, only to produce a huge assortment of household items and unwanted gadgets. Still, Doraemon is very friendly and intelligent, not to mention long-suffering because of Nobita's antics. Since Sewashi sent Doraemon to the past, Doraemon has been living as the unofficial fourth member of Nobita's family and acts like a second son to Nobita's parents, since despite being a robot, he requires basic needs for a person, such as eating, and also sleeps in the closet of Nobita's bedroom. He also fears mice greatly (due to a robot mouse having eaten his ears), even go crazy about it and pull out devastating gadgets, and most of the times, Nobita saves Doraemon in such situations. Although he has no fingers in most media, he can hold things because of the suction cups in his hands. His favorite food is Dorayaki. He has also been shown to date with normal female cat. He is the elder brother of Dorami.

Nobita Nobi (野比, Nobi Nobita, English dub: Sidney in the Cinar dub, Specky in the Speedy dub, and Noby Nobi in the Bang Zoom! dub) is the co-protagonist of the series. He wears glasses, a red or yellow polo shirt with a white collar, and blue or black shorts and white socks and light blue shoes. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting. He is usually accompanied by Doraemon, who functions as his caretaker. Although he's not good at sports, he's good at shooting and has been reflected in the movies many time. He's also good at string figure which sometime considered a girls' game. Son of Tamako and Nobisuke Nobi. Future father of Nobisuke (his son). Future husband or boyfriend of Shizuka and great-great-grandfather of Sewashi. Taurus), nicknamed Shizuka-chan (しずかちゃん) is a smart, kind and pretty girl. She is often represented by the color pink, and is seen wearing a pink shirt and skirt.

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