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Manga E0-4 Beherit

An inactive beherit.

Beherits[expl 1] (ベヘリット; Dark Horse: Behelits), also referred to as "primed droplets leading to the otherworld" (異界への呼び水),[expl 2] are highly spiritual stone objects that act as keys linking a deep layer of the Astral World to the Physical World. It is said that they govern the fate of humanity.[1] They are used primarily for summoning the God Hand and facilitating sacrificial ceremonies.[2][3][1] The Crimson Beherit is unique among beherits, appearing only to individuals preordained to be reborn as a member of the God Hand.[4]


Manga E73 Active Beherit

An active beherit.

Beherits are created in the Abyss as "droplets of ideas that have spilled from [that] sea to eternity".[5] The fate associated with a beherit "rests in the hands of its master who sent it".[1] A beherit belongs to a specific owner and, regardless of circumstances, will always find its way to them when the owner's desire is great enough.[1] Spatial separation between the individual and the beherit does not matter: according to Vargas, the beherit belonging to the Count came to him after he purchased it from a caravan of merchants who found it in an antiques market in some Eastern town.[2]

A beherit resembles an egg, covered with human facial features arrayed across its surface, giving it a rather disconcerting appearance.[2] While seemingly inanimate most times, occasionally, one of a beherit's eyes may open and stare at an observer.[6] Furthermore, when mishandled, a beherit may give off notable expressions of discomfort.[7][8] Upon activation, a beherit rearranges its facial features, forming a distressed face that sheds tears of blood and emits a low scream before creating a temporal junction.[7][9][10][11] Beherits will also shake and rearrange their features in resonance with a sudden influx of great evil power, such as the voices of Albion's restless dead desiring the "new world" realized through Griffith's incarnation,[12] Slan's appearance in the Qliphoth,[13] and Ganishka's emergence as "Shiva".[8]

Beherits are not rendered null after activation. An owner's desperate desire for life may reactivate a beherit, summoning the God Hand again and permitting the owner to offer another sacrifice in exchange for new life.[7]

Crimson Beherit

The Crimson Beherit (真紅のベヘリット), also known as the "Egg of the King" (覇王の卵), is said to grant one the world in exchange for the owner's flesh and blood,[14] only falling into the hands of those bearing the requisite qualities to become a member of the God Hand.[4] Once every 216 years,[15] during the Eclipse, an owner of the Crimson Beherit is granted an audience with the God Hand. As preordained by causality, an owner will offer a precious sacrifice in exchange for being reborn as a member of the God Hand.[4]

It is unknown whether there exist several different crimson beherits or if the same beherit came to each of the God Hand members in turn.


BVSF Blue-Gray Beherit

The beherit featured in Berserk: Millennium Falcon Arc - Flowers of Oblivion Chapter illustrated by Kentarou Miura for Berserk Visual & Story File.

  • As evidenced by the Count, who could not bring himself to sacrifice his daughter Theresia, dying apostles who activate a beherit a second time without offering a sacrifice are dragged into the Abyss' Vortex of Souls once they die.[16]
  • The Skull Knight has ingested a number of beherits from slain apostles, which he uses to create his Sword of Beherits.[17]
    • These include the beherits which belonged to Rosine,[18] the Egg of the Perfect World,[19] and Balzac.
  • Mobile game collaborations involving Berserk have typically featured common beherits with a gray hue.[26][27][28]
  • The first Berserk: The Golden Age Arc film used promotional beherits in all colors used in various media until then (crimson, green, gray, and blue) plus brown.[29]



  1. ^ While "behelit" (an alternative spelling popularized by mainstream Western sources) has no meaning beyond the context of Berserk, "Béherit" is listed as a Syriac word for "(the) Devil" by British historian James Charles Wall in his book Devils—Their Origins and History (page 20, 1904; see here and on Google Books).
    • Furthermore, ベヘリット (beheritto) is the original name in Japanese, wherein the letters "R" and "L" are interchangeable.
  2. ^ Beherits are referred to as 異界への呼び水 by the Idea of Evil in the original volume 13 version of episode 82, which translates to "primed droplets leading to the otherworld".