God of the Abyss is one of the less talked about chapters in the entirety of the history of Berserk. Personally, any questions asked about Griffith’s actual motives, always refer back to this text.
The text depicts the incubated Griffith sinking “Under the weight of all those bodies” . His body is distorted, floating with missing gaps throughout his entire body.
At the lowest point he is in a whirlwind, and at its core, its a giant heart with many eyes. The hearts Aorta’s is releasing flashes of light. Griffith recognizes this as “God” and questions it by calling it “A lump of flesh”.
Throughout the conversation he had with this “God” is it discovered that it was actually humans that created it. Because of various reasons, including living, and death.
Later, a flummoxed Griffith asks what the “God” wants from him, since it is then told that it manipulates the course of destiny, and weaves the thread of destiny. The god simply replies: “Be as you will”.For whatever Griffith brings from this outcome is the same desire of this god. Whether it be good or evil.
So what does this has to do with the current events happening in Berserk? Plenty.
After the reunion on the Hill of Swords, Griffith encounters Silat, Rakshas, Grunbeld, Locus, Irvine, and Sonia. But then we meet a vital character of the story: Shierke. She used her spiritual form to descent into a bird, in order to get close to the scene. Ultimately concluding; “The king of the blind white sheep is the master of the black sheep with a burden of sins.” and “He is the one who shall bring true darkness to the world.”
Which concludes to Griffith is evil, just wait and see.
On the other hand, the visions “sent” by Griffith to the children’s dreams and the Pope with ultimate religious, and unquestionable influence. With the presence of demons Pre-Falconia, the question emerged from its followers whether or not “The Hawk” can be trusted. Although due to Sonia’s Clairvoyance, they let themselves become easily persuaded. And ultimately restores Midland or “Falconia” from the Kushans earning the people’s trust in its entirety. And due to the Winged Crystal the residents of Falconia, are not victims of the monsters from the other dimensions.
With this it shows that his intentions may be “good”.
However, one thing we have to keep in mind about Berserk is the often use of foreshadowing. Whether manga or the anime, the mixed hints besides Zodd’s warning, or Skull Knight’s are indisputable in regard to the eclipse.
So at the end of this puzzle, we have evidence on both sides of the spectrum. But in the middle we still have to be open to casualty. What if Griffith isnt evil, but just used evil to acquire his dream? We see this pattern time and time again in the romantic novels, Such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera. These characters are not characteristically evil, they just have used evil or it was justified to attempt to obtain what seems impossible.
With the release of Berserk the Golden Arc Part III: Descent, I wonder if this chapter will be animated?