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|kanji= バズーソ
 
|kanji= バズーソ
 
|rōmaji= ''Bazūso''
 
|rōmaji= ''Bazūso''
|also known as=The Grey Knight
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|also known as=The Grey Knight<br>The Thirty-Man Slayer<br>The Bear Slaughterer
|manga debut= [[Chapter K0|Golden Age (3)]]
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|manga debut= Episode 0K<br>''[[Episode 0K (Manga)|Golden Age (3)]]''
|anime debut= [[Episode 2 (1997 Anime)|Band of the Hawk]]
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|anime debut= (1997 Anime)<br>Episode 2<br>''[[Episode 2 (1997 Anime)|Band of the Hawk]]''
|japanese voice=Ikuya Sawaki (Anime 1997)<br> Kendo Kobayashi (Films)
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|movies debut= Golden Age Arc I<br>''[[Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler|Egg of the Supreme Ruler]]''
|english voice=Patric Tansor (Anime 1997)<br> Russell Nash (Films)
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The "Grey Knight" {{nihongo|'''Bazuso'''|バズーソ|Bazūso}} was widely known and feared and was one of the earliest adversaries faced by a young [[Guts]], and is the reason that [[Griffith]] took notice in Guts.
 
   
==Appearance==
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{{nihongo|'''Bazuso'''|バズーソ|Bazūso}} the "Grey Knight" was a widely known and feared mercenary, being one of the earliest adversaries faced by a young [[Guts]]. He
Bazuso is exaggerated in stature, and stands much taller than other men. Although he is killed before he can be seen without his armor, it can be inferred that he was very muscular, due to the excessive size of his weapon as well as the incredible size and weight of his armor.
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was the reason that [[Griffith]] took notice in the swordsman.
   
==Personality==
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== Appearance ==
Bazuso is a violent man, completely devoid of pity and without remorse. He is arrogant and views himself as superior to his foes, looking down on others as weak. He bears an insatiable blood lust and possesses incredible physical strength, which allows him to easily slay any that challenge him. However, after it was clear he had lost, he begged for mercy.
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Bazuso was exaggerated in stature, and stood much taller than other men. Although he was killed before he could be seen without his armor, it can be inferred that his physique was very muscular due to the excessive size of his weapon, as well as the incredible size and weight of his armor.
   
==Abilities and Skills==
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== Personality ==
He was powerful enough to be well known and easily recognizable. It was said that he could take on over thirty men in combat and that he defeated a bear by himself; a testament to his incredible physical strength.
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Bazuso was a violent and brash man. He was greatly arrogant and seemingly viewed himself as superior to his foes, taunting those reluctant to attack him and loudly goading his enemies right in front of him. He bore an insatiable drive for combat and possessed incredible physical strength, which allowed him to easily slay anyone who challenged him. However, after [[Guts]] emerged as the victor of their duel and mortally wounded Bazuso, he attempted to yield before Guts finished him off.
   
===Equipment===
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== Abilities and Skills ==
Bazuso wielded a large battleaxe during his fight against [[Guts]]. Due to his fearsome reputation, one can assume that he was most likely very skilled in wielding it. Furthermore, the size of the battleaxe fit well with Bazuso's height.
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Bazuso's strength and fighting ability became infamous throughout the battlefield. It is said that he once successfully took on over thirty men in combat, earning him the moniker of "Thirty-Man Slayer", and that he defeated a bear by himself, both of which were testaments to his incredible physical strength. Bazuso was strong enough to send men flying with a single swing of his battleaxe, even when using just one arm.
   
==History==
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=== Equipment ===
===Golden Age Arc===
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Bazuso wielded a large battleaxe during his fight against [[Guts]]. Due to his fearsome reputation, one can assume that he was very skilled in wielding it. Furthermore, the size of the battleaxe complimented Bazuso's height, giving him a wide reach in combat.
[[File:kill.png|thumb|Bazuso mortally wounded]]
 
Bazuso was placed in charge of a fortress that a group of mercenaries raided, but the group was frozen at the sight and reputation of the man. Guts came forward after telling his employer that he would kill Bazuso for seven pieces of gold. Though Bazuso was intending to humor Guts before killing him, they ended up fighting on equal terms, with Guts fortunate enough to be able to damage Bazuso's battleaxe and deliver a powerful slash to his waist, which forced the large man to his knees. Bazuso's final moments involved pleading for his life as Guts drove his sword down into his head, splitting it half-way, one of Bazuso's eyes dislodged from the impact.
 
   
==Trivia==
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== Story ==
*The appearance of his helmet, weapon, and armor differs between the manga, anime, and film trilogy.
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=== Golden Age Arc ===
*The video game series Dark Souls' director Hidetaka Miyazaki attributes the inspiration of the character "Siegmeyer of Catarina" to Bazuso.
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[[File:kill.png|thumb|Bazuso mortally wounded]]
*In Dark Souls II, once can don a set of armor very similar to Bazuso's.
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Placed in charge of a fortress under siege by a band of mercenaries, Bazuso leaves the group frozen in fear on sight, intimidated by the immense reputation of the battleaxe wielding man. As Bazuso taunts his enemies, [[Guts]], a young independent mercenary, puts himself forward to remedy the problem; he tells his employer that he will kill Bazuso in exchange for seven pieces of gold. Though Bazuso intends to humor Guts in accepting his duel, expecting to kill the young swordsman with little effort, the ensuing battle is fought on equal terms. After an exchange of blows, Guts is fortunate enough to be able to damage Bazuso's battleaxe and deliver a powerful slash to his waist, forcing the colossal man to his knees. In his final moments, Bazuso attempts to yield for his life; Guts quickly drives his sword down into the neutralized man's head, splitting it half-way, one of Bazuso's eyes dislodged from the impact. It is Guts' triumph over Bazuso that earns him the attention of the [[Band of the Falcon]], and more specifically, [[Griffith]].
   
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== Notes ==
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* The appearance of his helmet, weapon, and armor differs between the [[Berserk (Manga)|manga]], [[Berserk (1997 Anime)|1997 anime]], and [[Berserk (Films)|film trilogy]].
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* The video game series Dark Souls' director Hidetaka Miyazaki attributes the inspiration of the character "Siegmeyer of Catarina" to Bazuso.
 
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[[Category:Golden Age Arc Characters]]
 
[[Category:Deceased Characters]]
 
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[[Category:Minor Antagonist]]

Revision as of 09:42, January 19, 2020

Overview

Bazuso Manga

Bazuso Movie

Bazuso
Kanji

バズーソ

Rōmaji

Bazūso

Also known as

The Grey Knight
The Thirty-Man Slayer
The Bear Slaughterer

Debut
Manga

Episode 0K
Golden Age (3)

Anime

(1997 Anime)
Episode 2
Band of the Hawk

Movies

Golden Age Arc I
Egg of the Supreme Ruler

Portrayal
Japanese voice

Ikuya Sawaki (1997 Anime)
Kendo Kobayashi (Films)

English voice

Patrick Cass Tansor (1997 Anime)
Russell Nash (Films)

Profile
Gender

Male

Status

Deceased

Occupation

Mercenary


Bazuso (バズーソ Bazūso?) the "Grey Knight" was a widely known and feared mercenary, being one of the earliest adversaries faced by a young Guts. He was the reason that Griffith took notice in the swordsman.

Appearance

Bazuso was exaggerated in stature, and stood much taller than other men. Although he was killed before he could be seen without his armor, it can be inferred that his physique was very muscular due to the excessive size of his weapon, as well as the incredible size and weight of his armor.

Personality

Bazuso was a violent and brash man. He was greatly arrogant and seemingly viewed himself as superior to his foes, taunting those reluctant to attack him and loudly goading his enemies right in front of him. He bore an insatiable drive for combat and possessed incredible physical strength, which allowed him to easily slay anyone who challenged him. However, after Guts emerged as the victor of their duel and mortally wounded Bazuso, he attempted to yield before Guts finished him off.

Abilities and Skills

Bazuso's strength and fighting ability became infamous throughout the battlefield. It is said that he once successfully took on over thirty men in combat, earning him the moniker of "Thirty-Man Slayer", and that he defeated a bear by himself, both of which were testaments to his incredible physical strength. Bazuso was strong enough to send men flying with a single swing of his battleaxe, even when using just one arm.

Equipment

Bazuso wielded a large battleaxe during his fight against Guts. Due to his fearsome reputation, one can assume that he was very skilled in wielding it. Furthermore, the size of the battleaxe complimented Bazuso's height, giving him a wide reach in combat.

Story

Golden Age Arc

Kill

Bazuso mortally wounded

Placed in charge of a fortress under siege by a band of mercenaries, Bazuso leaves the group frozen in fear on sight, intimidated by the immense reputation of the battleaxe wielding man. As Bazuso taunts his enemies, Guts, a young independent mercenary, puts himself forward to remedy the problem; he tells his employer that he will kill Bazuso in exchange for seven pieces of gold. Though Bazuso intends to humor Guts in accepting his duel, expecting to kill the young swordsman with little effort, the ensuing battle is fought on equal terms. After an exchange of blows, Guts is fortunate enough to be able to damage Bazuso's battleaxe and deliver a powerful slash to his waist, forcing the colossal man to his knees. In his final moments, Bazuso attempts to yield for his life; Guts quickly drives his sword down into the neutralized man's head, splitting it half-way, one of Bazuso's eyes dislodged from the impact. It is Guts' triumph over Bazuso that earns him the attention of the Band of the Falcon, and more specifically, Griffith.

Notes

  • The appearance of his helmet, weapon, and armor differs between the manga, 1997 anime, and film trilogy.
  • The video game series Dark Souls' director Hidetaka Miyazaki attributes the inspiration of the character "Siegmeyer of Catarina" to Bazuso.
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