Griffith Invictus

"Invictus" is Latin for unconquered or undefeated, and it sums up my view of Griffith rather well. Here you will find my more radical thoughts about Berserk's cosmology, post-Eclipse Griffith, and even some philosophical ramblings. I fully acknowledge that there are many ways to see Berserk. Everybody will get something unique and personal out of the story, which is a testament to the depth and greatness of Berserk. I present my interpretation(s) because I think it is a perspective that's rarely considered. Even if you disagree with it, I hope you still find it interesting.

It is an addendum to the essay Runaway Dream compiled from what I consider my most important posts on The Black Swordsman forum, and links are provided to view the posts within the context of their discussion thread. Since these posts were made an indefinite amount of time apart from each other, the same information is sometimes repeated, but each of them have some piece of information the others don't.

WARNING: the following has rampant SPOILERS all through the current Japanese release of the manga!!
The Human God/Idea of Evil:
Manga Evidence (Short)
Manga Evidence (Long)
Not Actually "Evil"
Both God & Satan: Holistic
Sub/Conscious Consent & Voting System
Humanity's Deepest Desires, including Suffering
People Want Suffering
No Agenda: both Human God & Griffith

Griffith & the God Hand:
Role in the Berserk World
Old/New Testament Schism, Ganishka as Anti-Christ
Hawk of Light & Darkness: Hawk Symbols
Age of Darkness
Not Bored with Kingdom
Quality of Kingdom/Cares About People
Myth of Selfishness & Blame
Myth of Deception
Will Not Sabotage Own Dream
Sacrificing his Subjects
Apostles: Driven to Obey God Hand
Apostle/God Hand Feelings
Griffith & Guts: Endings
Griffith & Guts: Flaws

Fate, Free Will, and Miscellaneous:
Fate: God's Will
Behelits: Can Sacrifices Use Them?
Good & Evil
Free Will
Want & Need
Suicide & Rationality
Debate Priorities
<<< Femto: the Wings of Darkness HOME The Human God/Idea of Evil >>>
Last Updated 05/01/12: Added Suicide & Rationality section to Fate, Free Will, and Miscellaneous.

Berserk and all the characters, story, and art therein is copyright Kentaro Miura.