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Friday, August 10, 2012

How To Talk To a Griffith Revisionist (If You Must).



Myth: Griffith is heroic. The god of the "Berserk" Universe is made up of the desires and will of humanity, so everything Griffith does is divine, well, and good.

Fact: Ahem....



WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!!!!!

Thanks to Algernon for this one.

13 comments:

  1. Bahahaha,this made me laugh.

    Did you run into some Griffith revisionists recently, Greg? This is the argument they use ALL the time.

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    1. They say this even though Grifith took a deal from an eldritch abomination whose sole anime is to cause as much pain and misery as it can?

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    2. Hell even the few I've seen usually say that he only became a full on monster once he became femto. Once there he's a monster no question

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  2. Response: HOW?! DID-DID THEY EVEN READ THE OVERALL THEMES OR EVEN WHAT HE DID RECENTLY?! He combined an crapsack world with the fantasy world, he didn't make it better, he MADE IT EVEN WORSE!

    What's next? Raoh Revisionists? Joker Revisionists? Johan Liebert Revisionists?

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    1. I'm pretty sure the Joker revisionists already exist.

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    2. There are also lex luthor revisionists even though lex is a complete sociopath who's whole schtick is that he COULD use his gifts to help mankind, but chooses not to because he's a spiteful cockbag. In the graphic novel lex luthor man of steel which takes place from lex's view, he talks about he's oh so humanistic how superman's the enemy.

      During the story he blows up a daycare, blows up a superhero he created and who loves him, and a science symposium purely to make superman look bad.

      Or in Gundam; people try to justify zeon even though they're pretty much nazi's in space (the big bad's father calls him a hitler clone and the son's all "I wear that comparison with pride')

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  3. Or you could just write "GRIFFITH IS FEMTO!" over and over again.

    Seriously, some people need to be reminded, and it's a common way to "redeem" Griffith. That, and to call him manipulated.

    Personally, the Eclipse just showed who Griffith was all along: when push came to shove, he cared more about his dream than his men...except when it involved punishing Guts and Casca, of course.

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  4. You saw my views on the "Draco In Leather Pants" syndrome, right? And how Griffith is NOT among the bad guys that I give any passes to. Yyyeah, this shows why. The guy was a freaking monster in sheep's clothing. That there ARE Griffith Revisionists just shows that he really did have alot of people fooled.

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  5. I know he's not a villain, but how about "How To Talk To a Mako Revisionist (If You Must)."?

    I mean I see people defending his mistakes on the ground that "it's okay, because 18 year old guys are following their hormones". I mean I'm sure that's the case for a good majority, but it's still a sterotype and comes off more as an excuse than a legit reason to defend the character.

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    1. Defending Mako? How is it possible? Must be brainless fangirls and hardcore KxM shippers.

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    2. Let's see what happens in Book Two before I go on a(nother) tear about Mako.

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  6. Greg, you should read that Berserk/My Little Pony crossover comic. You would totally love it. (no, not reall)

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