Golden Age Arc
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Black Swordsman Arc (out-of-universe)
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- Conviction Arc (out-of-universe)
The Golden Age Arc is the second story arc of Kentarou Miura’s Berserk. The arc is the most prominent of Berserk, having been adapted as both an anime series and a film trilogy.
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Kingdom of Midland & the Tudor Empire have waged war against each other for approximately 100 years .The fighting abilities of lone swordsman Guts pique the interest of mercenary leader Griffith, following the former’s defeat of Bazuso during the siege of a Falcon-held fortress. The two later engage in a decisive duel, in which Griffith successfully recruits Guts into his Band of the Falcon by defeating the swordsman. [ một ]For three years, Guts sida greatly in the Band of the Falcon’s military efforts, gaining rank as the Falcon’s Raiders Captain. With their consecutive military victories & ever-increasing fame, the band eventually wins kết thúc the confidence of the King of Midland, who enlists their aid in Midland’s Hundred-Year War with Tudor. In a siege on a Tudor-held fortress, the Band of the Falcon encounter the legendary swordsman Zodd, believed Khủng be immortal. Despite being overwhelmed by Zodd’s inhuman strength và ferociousness, Guts & Griffith leave with their lives after Zodd notices Griffith’s mysterious Crimson Beherit và ominously withdraws thereafter. [ 7 ]Midland’s generals eventually mix their sights on recapturing the border fortress of Doldrey – Tudor’s seizing of which ignited the Hundred-Year War. Griffith assures the King of Midland that he & his mercenaries are all that is necessary lớn recapture the fortress. True phệ his thế giới, Griffith successfully leads his mere 5,000 cavalry against the 30,000 – strong legions of Tudor forces và recaptures Doldrey, thus concluding the Hundred-Year War. [ 3 ]At the height of the Band of the Falcon’s glory, Guts acts on his growing dissatisfaction with fighting for Griffith’s dream & departs from the band, [ bốn ] lớn attain something of his own. Losing his most-treasured soldier throws Griffith’s mind into turmoil, compelling him lớn impulsively bed Princess Charlotte on a fateful night. [ 5 ] Captured the morning after và imprisoned for treason against Midland’s royal house, Griffith is sentenced bự a year of prolonged torture by the incensed King of Midland và the Band of the Falcon members are consequently branded enemies of the state. [ tám ]A year later, having received trái đất of his former comrades ‘ continued activities, Guts reunites with Casca & the remnant Band of the Falcon, sharing an intimate moment with the former before aiding the latter in rescuing Griffith from beneath the Tower of Rebirth. [ 9 ] The King, incensed even further both by Griffith’s escape và by the fact that Princess Charlotte has chosen phệ go with them, sends a nhóm of the famed Bakiraka assassins after them with express orders lớn bring the Princess back alive. The mercenaries are forced béo release Charlotte before making their escape through the sewers. Charlotte is brought back bự the King, but the King is not satisfied with this. Despite Charlotte’s pleas Khủng spare Griffith, the King sends the black Dog Knights, led by an apostle by the name of Wyald, after Griffith & his band, with orders bự kill them all .When Wyald & his men find the Band of the Falcon, a furious battle commences in which Guts, Casca & the others are thrown into battle with the Black Dog Knights và eventually Wyald, who is defeated by Guts at the cost of his sword. Wyald eventually meets his over when he captures Griffith mập try bự find his Crimson Beherit, only mập find that he does not have it, & is killed by being ripped in half by Zodd as punishment for trying mập kill Griffith .Now a crippled shell of his once-glorious self, having been completely ravaged by his torturer, Griffith activates his Crimson Beherit in a moment of utmost despair. After rationalising his corpse amassing can’t be stopped at that point if he still wants bự attain his dream, he is granted mới nhất life by the God Hand, reborn as their final thành viên Femto in exchange for sacrificing his Falcon comrades during the fifth Eclipse. [ 6 ] The nhóm of sacrificed mercenaries is feasted on by ravenous monsters called ” apostles ” ; Guts loses his left arm & right eye, & Casca ‘ s mind collapses after being raped by Femto. The two are left the only surviving sacrifices of the hellish sự kiện only due phệ the Skull Knight ‘ s intervention. [ 10 ]Guts vows revenge on the apostles & God Hand. [ 11 ] After having a sword made for him by Godot, he breaks it on the hide of the first apostle mập seek him out, before using another sword – the Dragon Slayer – lớn kill it. Armed with this weapon & a prosthetic cannon arm, và clad in a phối of đen armor và cape, Guts embarks on a personal war against his sworn enemies as the Black Swordsman. [ 12 ]
- Guts vs Bazuso
- Guts’ first duel with Griffith
- The Band of the Falcon vs Zodd
- Guts vs 100 Blue Whale Knights
- The Battle for Doldrey
- Guts’ second duel with Griffith
- Guts plowing through Midland guards while escaping the Tower of Rebirth
- The remnant Band of the Falcon members and Guts vs Silat and his henchmen
- Guts vs Wyald
- The Skull Knight vs Zodd
- Guts vs numerous apostles during the fifth Eclipse
- Guts vs an unidentified roaming apostle
Anime và Manga Differences
- While Shisu isn’t seen in any anime adaptation, she is briefly mentioned by Gambino in the 1997 anime.
- The 1997 anime omits Donovan, while Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The Egg of the King alludes to him during Guts’ coma.
- Guts’ first battle with the Band of the Falcon is omitted in the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy.
- Samson Coborlwitz is omitted in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II – The Battle for Doldrey.
- The second attempt at murder (poisoned drink) against Griffith by the Midland nobility is not seen in the Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film trilogy.
- Guts and Casca’s dialogue by the tree is absent in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc.
- Neither the 1997 anime nor Berserk: The Golden Age Arc establish the Queen of Midland as Julius’ secret lover.
- Griffith’s deduction of the King of Midland’s lust for his own daughter is omitted from the 1997 anime.
- The King of Midland’s sexual assault on Charlotte is cut from both the 1997 anime and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc.
- Valancia is excluded from Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent.
- While both adaptations omit the Bakiraka, Silat is only omitted from the 1997 anime and appears in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc.
- Both the 1997 anime and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc omit Wyald and the Black Dog Knights.
- The arc ending is only present in Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III – The Advent. The 1997 anime ends with Guts losing his right eye.
- Unlike in the manga, Berserk: The Golden Age Arc has cameos from Puck, Farnese, Azan and Serpico.
- Neither adaptation includes the birth of the Demon Child.
- Guts’ fight against the unidentified roaming apostle is omitted from the 1997 anime and Berserk: The Golden Age Arc. In the 2016 anime, the roaming apostle is named the “Keeper of the Hounds”, given a proper backstory, and doesn’t encounter Guts directly after the fifth Eclipse. The keeper also serves the Snake Lord’s role as the apostle who Guts interrogates for the God Hand’s whereabouts.
- In the 1997 anime, all moments featuring the Skull Knight are absent.