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The Egg of the Perfect World (完璧な世界の卵 Kanpeki na Sekai no Tamago?) was an outcast of society who became an apostle,[1] watching over the city of Albion.

While initially serving as a minor antagonist in the Conviction Arc, the Egg ultimately acted as the key needed to reconstitute Griffith into a corporeal form by means of self-sacrifice.


He appeared as a squat, flesh-colored beherit with orange eyes, standing upon two human legs and two tentacle-like extensions.[1] This apostle bore a Brand of Sacrifice on his tongue.[2]


The apostle believed in purpose and faith; he admired those who showed great passion for their beliefs, such as the cult leader and Mozgus, to whom he granted great powers. He himself did not like killing and avoided it whenever possible. As a human, he was an outcast who lived on the fringes of society, keeping himself out of sight in an underground tunnel.[1] Hence, he was kind and sympathetic to the misshapen and downtrodden, granting the Demon Child peace by ingesting it and allowing the child to play a part in the birth of the Perfect World. Unlike many apostles, the Egg of the Perfect World was selfless and believed in creating a better world, not for himself, but for the betterment of others.

Abilities and Skills[]

Pseudo-Apostle Siring: His tentacles had needles that allowed him to sire pseudo-apostles, though their forms vary wildly, often being twisted reflections of their wishes as humans.

Enhanced Agility: The Egg of the Perfect World was very maneuverable, capable of running on walls, ceilings, and the ground with ease. This was achieved through his tentacle-like arms and flexible legs, allowing him to escape his confrontation with the Skull Knight.




Corpses piling up on "Nobody".

Before becoming the Egg of the Perfect World, the human who was a mere "nobody" who lived in Albion. His first memory was of the trash dump at the base of the Tower of Conviction; while eating refuse, he found a beherit amongst the waste. He first knew of himself when, as if driven by something, he went to spy on the humans above. Being likened to a monster, which caused people to throw rocks at the very sight of him, this human ran back down and dug a hole. He fished through garbage at night, spending the day sitting still. Over time, the hole became deeper. The people who started settling around the place, unaware of the man dwelling inside, made his home a place to dump their dead. Over time, enough bodies piled on top of Nobody to crush him under their weight. As he began to lose consciousness, his beherit activated and the God Hand appeared before him. Having no loved ones to sacrifice, Nobody offered up the world in its current state in return for the power of an apostle, paving the way for a new "perfect world" to take its place.[1]

Conviction Arc[]

Beherit Apostle 1st

The Egg of the Perfect World observing events from the shadows.

From then on, having left his home, the Egg of the Perfect World begins to observe the people of Albion as refugees come to the city[3] [4], watching the atrocities committed against them by the Holy See[5] and those who have been inducted into the cult of the Goddess of Flame.[6] [7] When Casca and Guts arrive at Albion, the Egg proceeds to influence the chain of events that will lead to his ultimate purpose: the initiation of the Incarnation Ceremony. The apostle first begins by transforming the heretics' Great Goat into a pseudo-apostle[8], the ensuing battle resulting in Casca's capture by the Holy Iron Chain Knights.[9] Subsequently, he sires Mozgus and his disciples into pseudo-apostles as well.[10]


Luca brought to the apostle's macabre shrine.

When Luca becomes separated from Guts' group and is saved by the Skull Knight, she finds herself spirited by the Egg to the site of Albion's mass graveyard, coming to her senses before a horrific Holy See altar fashioned from the skin and bones of priests murdered by the heretics.[1] The apostle reveals himself, disclosing his past to the woman, and then tells Luca of his days long vigil over her, Nina, and the others. Moreover, he explains that the hell currently consuming the city and his own actions are all preordained, elaborating that even Luca's act of bringing Casca to the city was a key element to this plan.[11] While the apostle is forced to flee when the Skull Knight makes an attempt on his life, he realizes that he told Luca everything about himself and his deeds because he needs someone to acknowledge that he once existed. Though the Skull Knight assumed that causality is preventing him from killing the Egg, his initial attack inflicted a mortal injury on the apostle.[12]


The Egg swallowing the exhausted Demon Child.

As another set of spirits force their way into the city and consume the living, the apostle's life begins to wane. During his way to the Tower of Conviction, he ruminates on what his life could have been if Mozgus had found him before he invoked the God Hand, and on the way up, the apostle comes across the Demon Child, having witnessed it ward off reanimated corpses from Casca two days ago. Knowing that the child is also dying after using up most of its strength to protect Casca from the possessed blood and Mozgus' flames, the apostle swallows the baby out of compassion; he assures the child that it can "dream in the cradle of the new world inside" of him.[13]

The Egg passes away

The Egg-Shaped Apostle's final moments.

Once reaching the top of the tower, the apostle witnesses the malicious spirits swallow the ones that drove him away.[14]. Noticing that everything in the words desires the same as he does, his face rearranges itself while shedding tears of blood,[15] becoming a cocoon for the child as it transforms into Griffith's new body. Once the process is complete, the Egg's world to be realized by Griffith himself, the apostle's body cracks open to reveal the newly reconstituted Falcon of Light. [16] Sometime after Albion's destruction, knowing the Egg suffered greatly in life, Luca bundles up flowers and releases them into the air to make her final respects to the nameless apostle among those who died that night.[17]



  • Despite abhorring the world in which he lived in,[11] it was the object of his sacrifice during his Invocation of Doom.[1]
  • The Egg's role in the Incarnation Ceremony seems to mirror the beherit-like shell briefly seen during the Eclipse when Griffith emerges in his Femto form.
  • The Egg of the Perfect World is the first apostle in the series to have died without being killed by anyone.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Berserk :: Volume 20, "Unknown One at the Bottom of the Deep"
  2. ^ Berserk :: Volume 22, "Beast Swordsman vs Black Swordsman"
  3. ^ Berserk :: Volume 18, "Children of the Shadows"
  4. ^ Berserk :: Volume 19, "Straying"
  5. ^ Berserk :: Volume 18, "Zealot"
  6. ^ Berserk :: Volume 18, "Bowels of the Holy Ground"
  7. ^ Berserk :: Volume 18, "Witch"
  8. ^ Berserk :: Volume 19, "Monsters' Cave"
  9. ^ Berserk :: Volume 19, "Cliff"
  10. ^ Berserk :: Volume 20, "Spider's Thread"
  11. ^ a b Berserk :: Volume 20, "The Frightened"
  12. ^ Berserk :: Volume 20, "Omen"
  13. ^ Berserk :: Volume 20, "Shadow of Idea (3)"
  14. ^ Berserk :: Volume 21, "Tsunami of Darkness (2)"
  15. ^ Berserk :: Volume 21, "Resonance"
  16. ^ Berserk :: Volume 21, "Falling Sky"
  17. ^ Berserk :: Volume 21, "Determination and Departure"