Berserk Wiki
Advertisement
Berserk Wiki

"Shadow of Idea (2)" is episode 164 of the Berserk manga.

Synopsis[]

Mozgus and his two remaining disciples fly off toward the spirits, intending to distract or destroy them while the refugees erect a pillar on which to burn Casca. Like Mozgus, Azan feels the need to protect the helpless refugees, so he takes the Holy Iron Chain Knights to fight against the spirits as well.

An unwilling Casca is led to the pillar by the refugees who believe her to be the witch responsible for the horrific events at Albion.

Isidro has survived being thrown in the rubble of the Tower of Conviction and is desperately clinging to the edge of Albion's outer wall, more annoyed than injured. The commotion below him grows louder than ever, and when he glances down he sees Casca, now awake, being forcefully led through the crowd toward the pillar erected for her burning. Guts, who is at the very top of the Tower of Conviction, can also see Casca being abused, though he has no way of quickly getting down to her.

Suddenly, directly in front of him, Guts sees human-sized shapeless masses of spirits rise from the rubble. Despite being fully-formed, they don't attack Guts, who is holding the Dragon Slayer at the ready.

Semi-corporeal versions of the God Hand appear at Albion.

Guts spins around when he hears more spirits rising behind him, but these spirits are different; instead of maintaining a shapeless form, these spirits blend together into four distinct masses, which begin to mold themselves into specific shapes. The sight of them brings to mind the notion of the four angels, and Guts suddenly recognizes the shapes the spirits are forming: the silhouettes of Void, Conrad, Ubik and Slan of the God Hand. Moved by his wrath, he brings the Dragon Slayer down on Void's head, but since the latter is simply a mass of spirits, Void simply retakes his original form with no harm done.

Thinking back on the Skull Knight's warning from the few days before he arrived at Albion, Guts realizes that the members of the God Hand that stand before him are not in fact the real thing. They are hollow husks of themselves since they cannot take form on the mortal plane. What's more, Femto is nowhere to be seen among them. With these facts entrenched in his mind and the screams from the crowd below growing ever louder, Guts decides that saving Casca must take priority. As Casca is being tied to the tall wooden pillar, Guts charges through the shapeless spirits around him.

Appearances[]

Navigation[]

Volume 14

95. "Black Swordsman, Again" · 96. "Elves of Misty Valley" · 97. "Jill" · 98. "By Flight" · 99. "Evil Insect"

Volume 15

100. "Queen" · 101. "Will-o'-the-Wisp" · 102. "Red-Eyed Peekaf" · 103. "Girl I Remember" · 104. "World of the Winged Ones" · 105. "Guardian (1)" · 106. "Guardian (2)" · 107. "Pursuers" · 108. "Misty Valley (1)" · 109. "Misty Valley (2)" · 110. "Cocoons"

Volume 16

111. "Monster" · 112. "Flying Demon" · 113. "Bloody Night Sky" · 114. "Between Man and Demon" · 115. "Firefly" · 116. "Road Home" · 117. "Elf of the Blue Sky" · 118. "Beast of Darkness" · 119. "Holy Iron Chain Knights (1)" · 120. "Holy Iron Chain Knights (2)" · 121. "Hollow Idol"

Volume 17

122. "The Unseen" · 123. "Night of Miracles" · 124. "Recurring" · 125. "Morning of Truth" · 126. "Revelation (1)" · 127. "Revelation (2)" · 128. "Revelation (3)" · 129. "Cracks in the Blade" · 130. "Feeble Flame" · 131. "To the Holy Ground (1)" · 132. "To the Holy Ground (2)"

Volume 18

133. "Kushan Scouts (1)" · 134. "Kushan Scouts (2)" · 135. "Tower of Shadows (1)" · 136. "Tower of Shadows (2)" · 137. "Children of Shadow" · 138. "Zealot" · 139. "Bowels of the Holy Ground" · 140. "Witch" · 141. "Spirit Road (1)" · 142. "Spirit Road (2)" · 143. "Pillar of Flames"

Volume 19

144. "Black Swordsman on the Holy Ground" · 145. "Straying" · 146. "Ambitious Boy" · 147. "Monsters' Cave" · 148. "Reunion" · 149. "Ambush" · 150. "Cliff" · 151. "Prisoners" · 152. "Iron Maiden" · 153. "Blood Flow of the Dead (1)" · 154. "Blood Flow of the Dead (2)"

Volume 20

155. "Spider's Thread" · 156. "Those Dancing at the Top, Those Crawling at the Bottom" · 157. "Hell's Angels" · 158. "Unknown One at the Bottom of the Deep" · 159. "The Frightened" · 160. "Omen" · 161. "Martyrdom" · 162. "Collapse" · 163. "Shadow of Idea (1)" · 164. "Shadow of Idea (2)" · 165. "Shadow of Idea (3)"

Volume 21

166. "Jumping Fish" · 167. "Monstrous Priest (1)" · 168. "Monstrous Priest (2)" · 169. "One Who Clings, One Who Struggles" · 170. "Tsunami of Darkness (1)" · 171. "Tsunami of Darkness (2)" · 172. "Resonance" · 173. "Falling Sky" · 174. "Dawn" · 175. "Arrival" · 176. "Determination and Departure"

Advertisement