Berserk

Manga • 1989 • Horror  

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This manga contains 132 potentially triggering events.
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Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
211 supporters
Yes
23
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2
Beeeeeen
Going forward, you should expect a 'yes' on almost every trigger here. Berserk is not for the faint of heart
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Abandonment
Yes
7
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Is a child abandoned by a parent?
20 supporters
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Yes
16
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Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
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Yes
4
No
2
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
32 supporters
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Yes
15
No
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Myniko
The story almost praises them for not forgiving them
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Is someone stalked?
21 supporters
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Yes
17
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Is there domestic violence?
55 supporters
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Yes
20
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
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Yes
8
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Yes
10
No
3
Is someone gaslighted?
29 supporters
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Yes
3
No
12
Yes
5
No
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dadawgisdead
not exactly a belt but they are whipped with something similar and they suffer greatly
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
Yes
28
No
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1
OrangeCat313
Chapters 9, 10, and the first part of chapter 11 (The Golden age parts 1-3). You can skip to page 17 of chapter 11 (the double page spread of a battle on a castle wall).
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Addiction
3
Anraku
That kind of “satanic sect”
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Is there addiction?
9 supporters
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Yes
14
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
7 supporters
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Yes
21
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
72 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Yes
25
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Yemon89
There are many battles in which horses and their riders are slain.

There's one specific horse later on which it's for the best that the it is killed.
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
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Yes
28
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Are animals abused?
118 supporters
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Yes
25
No
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Yes
0
No
23
Yes
26
No
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AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Many throughout series
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Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
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Yes
2
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5
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
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Yes
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9
Does a cat die?
105 supporters
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Yes
17
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4
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Yes
18
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Myniko
The main sword is called Dragon Slayer
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Are there spiders?
30 supporters
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Yes
20
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1
Are there alligators/crocodiles??
3 supporters
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Yes
12
No
0
Are there snakes?
11 supporters
Yes
22
No
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Geraldy
Someone ate snake
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Are there sharks?
5 supporters
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Yes
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9
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
26
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heronssong
children are turned into bug-like creatures.
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Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
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Yes
10
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Is someone drugged?
18 supporters
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Yes
14
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
Yes
17
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OrangeCat313
Chapters 9, 10 (The Golden Age parts 1 and 2), with graphic content involving a child also in the first part of chapter 11. You can skip to page 17 of chapter 11 (the double page spread of a battle on a castle wall).
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Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
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Is rape mentioned?
46 supporters
Yes
15
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dadawgisdead
as well as shown. please keep your own peace in mind when watching.
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Yes
12
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0
Boogagoob
Guts is physically abused by his father as a child in a manner meant to degrade and taunt him.
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Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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Yes
15
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Yes
37
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heronssong
there are several instances of graphic rape. please refrain from reading this serious if rape is a serious trigger for you. not only are adults raped, but a child is raped as well. it is not romanticized, and is depicted as disgusting, however.
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Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
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Yes
5
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2
Maktopus
Men are sexually assaulted, but there are certainly no jokes
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Maktopus
Ch 10 contains a child r*pe
Skip to pg. 12 when beginning vol 4!
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
21 supporters
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Yes
19
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Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
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Yes
10
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Yes
7
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dadawgisdead
early on a character is threatened with arm dislocation. later it is completed
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Is there throat mutilation?
18 supporters
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Yes
8
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
18 supporters
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Yes
20
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Is there decapitation?
19 supporters
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Yes
15
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1
Is there cannibalism?
26 supporters
Yes
19
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AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Common throughout series
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Is someone crushed to death?
18 supporters
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Yes
14
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
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Yes
11
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Yes
25
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shoewheels
Many people are burned at the stake.
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Is someone buried alive?
16 supporters
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Yes
18
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2
Is there body horror?
31 supporters
Yes
14
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2
Frequent, primarily during conviction and eclipse
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Is there amputation?
17 supporters
Yes
23
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5
SamuelEris
Someone rips his arm off
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Yes
18
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AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Common throughout series, often with teeth and eyes flying
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
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Yes
13
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1
Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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Yes
24
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Does someone asphyxiate?
16 supporters
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Yes
9
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2
Yes
19
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1
AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Common throughout series
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Does someone become unconscious?
3 supporters
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Yes
10
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Yes
18
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Myniko
There is a whole powerup based around you not caring about broken bones
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Yes
13
No
1
-1
Anraku
Farnese
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
50 supporters
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Yes
17
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
33 supporters
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Yes
20
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Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
Yes
28
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AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Berserk heavily features torture
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Does someone fall down stairs?
4 supporters
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Yes
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Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
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Yes
16
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0
Yes
19
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3
AnonymousTriggerWarnings
Common throughout series
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Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
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Yes
10
No
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Yes
16
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5
YES.
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
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Yes
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Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Yes
25
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heronssong
several children are, so please be aware of this. children are also turned into demonic creatures.
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Yes
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VISCEREPTILE
Yes. There are many instances of children being assaulted, sold to slavery, or creeped on. It is never fetishized, however.
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Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
8 supporters
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Yes
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6
Death
5
dadawgisdead
consentually? yes. nonconsentally? also yes
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Does a major character die?
14 supporters
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Yes
8
No
1
Yes
13
No
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3
Apostles could be considered non-human
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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Yes
14
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0
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
Yes
8
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0
0
VISCEREPTILE
Depends on the translation you read.
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Yes
0
No
7
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
10 supporters
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Yes
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No
9
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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Yes
19
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0
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
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Yes
20
No
0
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
21
No
5
6
Maplelev
Yes! An early villains wife explicitly/graphically cheats on him! One of the later main characters backstory is that he is an illegitimate child and half siblings with another character.
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Yes
16
No
0
3
Maplelev
In a childhood flashback a character destroys their loved toy.
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Yes
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4
Boogagoob
Guts's adoptive mother dies when he's young, and he ends up killing his father in self defense.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
34 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Yes
24
No
0
1
Anraku
Guts (by the berserker armor) and Farnese
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Yes
19
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0
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Yes
0
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23
Rickert
There are no clowns in the Manga, but when you read online forums, there are thousands of clowns who say that 'Griffith did nothing wrong.'
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dadawgisdead
the show largely takes place outside
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Yes
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0
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Boogagoob
There are fields of faces that could potentially trigger a trypophobic response.
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Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
7 supporters
Yes
1
No
6
0
Yemon89
"That thing was too big to be called a razor. Too big, too thick, too heavy, and too rough, it was more like a large hunk of iron.."
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Yes
16
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0
Myniko
Not in a shower, but the purpose of shower scenes is fulfilled by it
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Are there mannequins?
4 supporters
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Yes
0
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7
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
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Yes
12
No
1
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
23
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1
In black swordsman when he kills the girl and in lost children when he goes to the misty valley
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Is someone eaten?
20 supporters
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Yes
12
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0
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
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Yes
13
No
6
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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Yes
2
No
12
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Yes
1
No
6
0
graywolf2010
Puck
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
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Yes
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13
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
Yes
0
No
16
4
The authorities in the story, while not cops, are portrayed as nasty and corrupt






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Is there incarceration?
5 supporters
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Yes
6
No
1
LGBTQ+
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legallydragonic
Not unless you consider Griffith to be his dead name after he becomes Femto
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Are there transphobic slurs?
32 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Yes
0
No
7
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
16 supporters
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Yes
1
No
5
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
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Yes
5
No
0
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Yes
3
No
9
0
I believe Casca sews Guts' wounds closed, shown for laughs
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kinuyo
Brief, but yes. One character's mother is mentally unwell and is sent to a mental institution, albiet a medieval-europe equivalent of one.
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Is there a hospital scene?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
13
Yes
5
No
0
1
Myniko
Yes, but it is shown remarkably well.
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Does someone have cancer?
12 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Mental Health
Yes
16
No
0
4
dadawgisdead
bruh yes
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0
Myniko
never stated, BUT MOST LIKELY
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Yes
23
No
0
3
kLvcy
One of the main characters self-harms multiple times by scratching at his arms until he tears heavily bleeding wounds on them
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Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Yes
14
No
0
4
VISCEREPTILE
There are many portrayals of mental illness in Berserk. Mostly PTSD, but they are not portrayed as being violent due to their mental illness. Some (not all; see: Farnese later in the story) characters are violent, but the rest of the world is just as violent if not moreso than them.
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Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
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Yes
1
No
6
2
Demon
A character tries leaping off a cliff before being saved
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
11
No
0
0
Myniko
3/4 of the story takes place in an unhinged world
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Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there misophonia?
29 supporters
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Yes
0
No
12
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
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Yes
0
No
6
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
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Yes
2
No
2
Is there body dysmorphia?
18 supporters
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Yes
1
No
12
3
kLvcy
One girl contemplates suicide out of despair, and the main character tells her to go on and do it, which eventually shakes her back into reality, and the will to live back into her
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Yes
21
No
0
3
heronssong
anxiety and panic attacks as well as ptsd flashbacks.
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
14 supporters
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Yes
16
No
0
Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
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Yes
0
No
17
Yes
20
No
0
Noxious
Yes
7
No
2
1
Myniko
It's a comic. Non actually heard, but it does say that it happened
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Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Yes
17
No
0
1
kinuyo
Infant Guts cries in the beginning of his childhood flashback
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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Yes
0
No
14
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Is there obscene language/gestures?
1 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
0
Yemon89
Flashing lights are used often in the 97 anime
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
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Yes
7
No
0
Yes
5
No
2
2
VISCEREPTILE
Puck breaks the fourth wall once early on, but it is not disruptive to the story.
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Yes
0
No
8
3
Boogagoob
No, but one is born prematurely and as a monster.
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Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Yes
18
No
0
5
heronssong
kind of. you see a hanging corpse with an umbilical cord hanging out of it. you also see pregnant women used to produce trolls. the trolls usually burst through their stomachs. you only see this a couple times.
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Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Yes
0
No
14
4
heronssong
contrary to the other comment, casca does not abort her child. she miscarries a corrupted fetus.
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Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Yes
23
No
1
2
Anraku
Casca after the eclipse
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Yes
19
No
0
3
Anraku
Guts mother
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
33 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
2
crabfish
No one is intentionally misgendered, but there are many comments about one of the male main characters, Griffith, looking like a girl, and many characters say they confused him for one at first glance
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Yes
2
No
13
5
kLvcy
The first man ever killed by Guts was his abuser, a black man named Donovan who raped him as a child
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
15
No
2
3
Maplelev
Corkus calls Guts the F slur at least in the dark horse translation.
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Yes
0
No
12
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
22 supporters
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Yes
1
No
9
Is there hate speech?
21 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
1
Maktopus
The slur g*psy is used casually. (Many folks don't realize it's a slur so this may have been an ignorant translation choice.)
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Does an LGBT person die?
26 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
3
VISCEREPTILE
One character loses her mind after a traumatic event. Many villains or random street urchins make comments about her childish behavior, but it is never portrayed as being okay.
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there aphobia?
13 supporters
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Yes
0
No
4
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
26 supporters
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Yes
8
No
0
Religious
Yes
6
No
0
1
graywolf2010
The main antagonist of the third arc is analogous to the Spanish Inquisition, with the Holy See as Berserk’s Roman Catholic Church
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Yes
6
No
0
1
Maktopus
Iconically so.
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
36 supporters
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Yes
26
No
1
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
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Yes
11
No
0
Yes
12
No
0
3
Cozychuu
Several. There is a LOT.
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Is there bestiality?
51 supporters
Yes
10
No
0
6
Boogagoob
A demon possessing a horse threatens sexual violence, but is killed before anything comes of it. Still fairly graphic and potentially upsetting.
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Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
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Yes
1
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
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Yes
9
No
0
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
56 supporters
Yes
22
No
0
10
raakamieli
a king is attracted to his daughter.
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Sexism
Yes
10
No
2
Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
7 supporters
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Yes
0
No
9
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
7
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
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Yes
4
No
0
Social
Is someone homeless?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
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Yes
0
No
8
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
9
Yes
6
No
0
1
Maktopus
Life/death/humanity and heaven/hell are major themes
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
19
Are there end credit scenes?
15 supporters
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Yes
0
No
5
Yes
0
No
12
4
Anraku
The manga isn’t even finished
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
12 supporters
Yes
0
No
19
1
Myniko
I don't even think wagon crash
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
10 supporters
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Yes
0
No
11
Does a plane crash?
6 supporters
Yes
1
No
19
2
Anraku
Planes didn’t exist
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Yes
1
No
16
0
dadawgisdead
cars didnt exist
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Yes
0
No
15
Is there blood/gore?
36 supporters
Yes
24
No
0
10
Crow75
It has all the gore.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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Yes
13
No
0
Yes
3
No
12
3
Cozychuu
Canons, crossbow, arm canons, early gun prototypes essentially. No actual guns, however.
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