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Guts

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Character Information
Allegiance(s): Band of the Hawk
Guts's Group
Age:
15~19 (Golden Age)
20~21 (Black Swordsman)
23 (Falcon of the Millennium)
Height:
190 cm (6'3")
Weight:
115 kg (254 lbs)
Weapon(s):
Horseslayer
Dragonslayer (Black Swordsman)
Throwing knives
Repeating crossbow
Bombs
Prosthetic arm cannon (Black Swordsman)
Voice Actor(s):
Hiroaki Iwanaga

Guts (ガッツ, Gattsu) is the main protagonist of Berserk and the initially available character of BERSERK and the Band of the Hawk. Players will have to use him to unlock the rest of the game's playable cast in Story Mode.

Raised all his life to be a warrior, Guts has rarely lived far from the battlefield. After his foster father's death, Guts had a lonely life as a mercenary. It is during one of his mercenary jobs that he is coerced by Griffith to join the latter's mercenary unit, the Band of the Hawk. Despite their rocky start, Guts is gradually accepted by the group, and he eventually appreciates and befriends his new comrades. After they gain prestige with their royal benefactors by winning a regional war, Guts feels confident enough to carve his own path in life and leaves the Band of the Hawk to start his own journey.

Guts believes that he left on amicable terms, but he is unaware that his departure dealt a deafening blow to Griffith's pride and psyche until a year later. Although he returns to try to make amends, Guts and the rest of the Band of the Hawk are sacrificed by Griffith to the God Hand, the evil entities of the setting. During the dark ritual, termed the Eclipse, the Band of the Hawk are branded as food for the Apostles, or demonic monstrosities of the setting, to feed Griffith's ascension into the God Hand. The entirety of the once powerful mercenary group are then utterly devoured by the demons. Thanks to Skull Knight's intervention, Guts and Casca are the only survivors of the Eclipse.

Having lost his right eye and left arm to the ordeal, Guts recovers and initially embarks on a quest for vengeance. He mercilessly hunts and slays Apostles posing as humans within the mortal realm, leading to him gaining his infamous moniker The Black Swordsman (黒い剣士, kuroi kenshi). In the bloody path built by his blind rage towards Griffith and himself, Guts nearly loses touch with his own humanity; it takes time and deep moments of self-reflection for him to regain it. Once he does, Guts focuses his energies on protecting Casca with his own band of newfound comrades. The goals of his current journey are to restore Casca's sanity and to stop Griffith. To fight against the stronger Apostles, he eventually dons an enchanted suit of black armor named the Berserker Armor; though dangerous for his mind and body to wear, it grants him inhuman durability and strength.

PersonalityEdit

Guts was taught by his foster father to be ruthless and brutal, to chip his humanity away for a mercenary life. Mercenaries are tools that should only care about two things: killing as many people as possible and getting paid. As a child, Guts is afraid and reluctant to accept these principles, only doing so with the hopes of gaining his parent's approval and to survive in the battlefield. When he accidentally orphans himself, however, Guts relies on a gruff and crass exterior to try to suppress his guilt over his foster father's death. Without it, he feels defenseless, scared, and alone. While he has befriended others during his childhood with moments of youthful curiosity and mischief, the harsh realities of his world conspire against him throughout his life.

In his teenage years, the Band of the Hawk grants him a new home. At first, Guts isn't used to being part of a group and handles social interactions badly; he snarls when someone grabs his shoulder as a friendly gesture or charges in alone without concern for others. Yet, as the other members begin to respect and warm up to him, Guts softens and slowly learns how to accept and express friendship. The once distant loner turns into a quiet and thoughtful companion with a close circle of trusted comrades, making him feel welcome for the first time in his life. Listening to their aspirations has Guts become self-aware of his own inadequacies. He isn't artful, and he has no other talents besides his strength in fighting. Rather than dreaming of his own ambitions, Guts had considered himself an unthinking sword in battle. With time, he consciously contemplates his own worth in life, a question that lingers into his adulthood.

Losing everything dear to him has him temporarily fall back on his old habits. In his grief over his trauma, he tries to bury it with his raw hate and anger. His failure to save anyone causes him to be cynical towards idealized heroism; he gains new pleasure from killing and torturing Apostles, making sure they suffer slow and agonizing deaths. Even so, Guts's natural hardiness keeps him from completely losing sight of himself. He has never forgotten the will and hearts of his lost companions. It is through his memories with them and his eventual restored belief in human compassion that he resolves to use his strength to protect those around him from the hellish Apostles.

Griffith is the first person to challenge Guts's seasoned perceptions of war and life; many of his impressions regarding Griffith are smashed thoroughly as the story progresses. Guts first believes the man in white to be too "girly" to fight or command until proven otherwise. He then believes that, since Griffith treats him as an equal peer, that they are best friends who can freely enjoy one another's company. During his time in the Band of Hawks, Guts empathizes with the other members' admiration for Griffith's charisma, and he believes his friend to be a fair leader. When he is entrusted by Griffith for covert assassinations, Guts is sickened to kill a child under his command and begins to distance himself from Griffith to focus on his own desires; but, even then, Guts believes that his friend will always remain wise and steadfast to his own ambition. He openly mourns his friend's resulting depression and crippled body, but Guts believes in Griffith, and he tries to save Griffith during the Eclipse. Even when Griffith becomes Femto and rapes Casca in front of him, a small part of Guts wants to believe that his friend still has some humanity or remorse left within him. Upon discovering that nothing remains from the man he once knew, Guts has nothing but seething resentment for Griffith.

For Guts, Casca is his love at first sight. Although he criticizes her for trying to "do a man's job" in his youth, Guts is initially attracted to her strong will and piercing eyes. His early attempts to talk to her are met with her unchecked disdain towards him. It isn't until he saves her from a deadly fall and inquires about her past that he deepens his respect for her and her loyalty to the Band of the Hawks. Everyone in the group can see Casca's obvious love for Griffith, so Guts believes for years that there is no room for him in her heart. He reserves himself from acting on his feelings for her for his friends' happiness, and treats her with warm esteem as an honored comrade. Guts is oblivious to Casca's change of heart until he returns to the Band of the Hawks; only then does he accept her as his lover and bond with her through their vulnerability. Though their romance is tragically short-lived due to the Eclipse and he is broken by what happens to her, Guts still treasures the woman he loves and hopes to free her from her madness.

QuotesEdit

  • "I won't lose this fight!"
  • "I'm pretty used to fools following me around."
  • "I need to get their leader's head. It's as simple as that."
  • "Blame your own bad luck for coming against me."
  • "With my life."
  • "Pursue!"
  • "Gaah!! Now I'm all fired up!!"
  • "Just get crushed, like the maggots you are!"
  • "So, who wants to be cut in half first?"
  • "So, who wants to be the first to get their head cracked open?"
  • "Those who are ready to die, come at me!"
  • "Haven't you heard of the Black Swordsman?"
  • "It'll be less painful if you just let me cut you."
  • "Can't you show some backbone at all?!"
  • "Why would you throw away your lives to meaninglessly..."
  • "Another one bites the dust!"
  • "I shall hunt them all down."
  • "This will suffice for a warm up."
  • "I don't have any time to waste on you fellas!"
  • "I don't find it flattering, being so popular with all these freaks."
  • "I like this job! I'm making a good profit here."
  • "You can only blame yourself for getting involved with me."
  • "Is it a thousand already? Well then, it makes sense  for my body to feel so cracked."
  • "I don't care to count how many I have cut."
  • "Since it came to this, there's no other choice but to go on. Prepare yourselves!"
  • "Don't worry, I'm made of sterner stuff. I'll give it my all!"
  • "Am I... dying...?"
  • "I won't let you call me a berserker anymore... I'm on the top. There is only one path for me!"

GameplayEdit

MovesetEdit

Keys Square Normal Attack • Tri Charge AttackCircle Death Blow attackX Step

Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts swings his sword up, then does two hammering slashes.
Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts stabs his sword onto an enemy, hammers the sword down, then runs forward and thrusts the sword.
Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts does two spinning slashes, then a hard upward swing.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts swings his sword down, then swings his sword left and right rapidly, then finishes with a hard spinning slash.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square:
Sub-weapons
Throwing knives -
Repeating crossbow -
Bombs -
Ferocity Mode passive effect
Further boosts attack power and attack range
Circle: Guts first plants his sword in the ground, creaks his arm, takes his sword and jumps forward, then slams his sword down causing a fiery explosion to blowback enemies.
Mounted Moveset
Tri:
Square, Square, Square, Square:
Circle:

Berserk And the Band of the Hawk - Guts (Gameplay)

Berserk And the Band of the Hawk - Guts (Gameplay)

Promotional gameplay trailer

Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts swings his sword up, then does two hammering slashes.
Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts stabs his sword into an enemy, then moves swinging the sword right, then dashes and does a hard sword swing to the left.
Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts moves forward doing two hard spinning slashes.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts hammers his sword down then jumps over and slams his sword again.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri): Guts swings his sword down, then swings his sword left and right rapidly, then finishes with two hard spinning slashes and hammers his sword down.
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square:
Sub-weapons
Throwing knives - same as before
Repeating crossbow - same as before
Bombs - same as before
Prosthetic arm cannon -
Ferocity Mode passive effect
Further boosts attack power and attack range
Circle: Guts takes his sword near his face, spins and does a powerful slash right through enemies.
Mounted Moveset
Tri:
Square, Square, Square, Square:
Circle:

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Transformation
Berserker Knight Guts - unlock by completing "Familiar" in Story Mode
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk - Berserker Guts Gameplay

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk - Berserker Guts Gameplay

Promotional gameplay trailer

Transformation passive effect
Further boosts attack power and attack speed
Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Tri, (Tri), (Tri):
Square, Square, Square, Square, Square, Square:
Circle: Guts throws his sword into the ground, then jumps forward and flies around whacking at several enemies while juggling them, then finishes by igniting a massive explosion.
Sub-weapon
Cannon - fires from a massive cannon to the front of him.

Fighting StyleEdit

AccessoriesEdit

Image Name Stats Skill Unlock Method
Ring of the Black Beast
黒い獣の指輪
Attack: 40
Defense: 40
Skill: 60
Berserk Mode Time Extension level 30 Complete floor 100 of Eclipse Mode with Guts.
Seal of Vanguard Captain
切り込み隊長の証
Attack: 35
Defense: 35
Skill: 70
Berserk Mode Auto-recovery level 30 Complete floor 100 of Eclipse Mode with Guts.
Black Eyepatch
黒の眼帯
Attack: 30
Defense: 50
Skill: 50
None Surpass floor 75 of Eclipse Mode with Guts.

Clearing floor 100 of Eclipse Mode with Guts additionally unlocks his Dark Beast costume. If Guts is wearing this costume, he will automatically transform into Berserker Knight Guts for his Killer Technique.

Unlock his helmeted mercenary outfit by completing 10% of Eclipse Mode. Unlock his helmeted Band of the Hawk outfit by completing 50% of Eclipse Mode.

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