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"Unchanged" is episode 180 of the Berserk manga.

Synopsis[]

Zodd destroys the mine that was repurposed to house Casca.

Zodd commends Guts for having grown so strong during his two-year crusade of killing Apostle-hunting. He pulls Rickert's sword out of his abdomen and holds his own chipped Kushan horse-slayer in front of himself horizontally. Despite having been stabbed, Zodd is only getting started. He crushes his large sword in his hands and transforms, his blood boiling with excitement. Upon seeing the transformed Apostle, Rickert only just realizes that the person standing before him is Nosferatu Zodd; he'd never before seen Zodd's human form.

Guts swings his sword. Zodd intercepts it with a swipe from his claws, sending Guts flying. The Black Swordsman manages to execute a backflip in midair and land on his feet. Zodd attacks again, but Guts dodges. He jumps around to Zodd's side and swings the Dragon Slayer into Zodd's arm, cutting it along the tricep. Zodd turns his head and uses his remaining horn to launch Guts high into the air directly over Griffith, who doesn't even bother to look up at him.

Griffith protects Casca from the falling stones.

Guts manages to roll upon hitting the ground, but the speed at which he lands sends him rolling along the ground until he hits a rock wall. Zodd charges forward to finish off the Black Swordsman once and for all, but Guts sees the attack coming and barely manages to evade at the last second. However, Zodd crashes directly through the rock wall and carves a gaping hole directly into the elf cave that Casca once lived in.

Guts turns from the cave and sees Casca wandering up the hill, followed closely by Erica. Casca had followed the sensation she feels in her Brand of Sacrifice and finds herself only a short distance away from Griffith, who is standing at the crest of the snowy hill. Her eyes widen and she seems entranced, reaching out and trying to grasp at the White Falcon.

Suddenly, Zodd charges out of the cave, destroying it further and sending large chunks of stone flying through the air which threaten to crush Casca. Guts tries to run to her, but Zodd is too quick. He swipes at Guts, sending him flying into a large rock. He, Rickert and Erica watch in horror as the flying rocks fall directly onto Casca. It's only once everything stops moving and the snow settles that they see that Griffith has somehow appeared directly beside Casca and is wrapping his cape around her protectively. Even she isn't sure what happened; when she turns to face her savior, she seems surprised to see that it is Griffith.

Griffith departs with Zodd to fulfill his quest of having his own kingdom.

She reaches out to touch Griffith's face, but the pain in her Brand of Sacrifice worsens. It gushes blood and she falls to her knees, whereupon Griffith removes his cape from her body. He's had enough. He calls out to Zodd, who is directly in front of Guts, still ready to fight. The Apostle stares at the Black Swordsman for a moment before obediently moving to Griffith's side and extending his hand out, palm up. Griffith steps onto it. Zodd summons his wings and takes off in flight.

Before they reach too great an altitude, Griffith turns to Guts and reiterates that his dream comes before all else. Guts doesn't answer, only staring up at his old friend.

Appearances[]

  1. Guts
  2. Casca
  3. Griffith
  4. Rickert
  5. Puck
  6. Zodd

Navigation[]

Volume 22

177. "Ruptured World" · 178. "Reunion on the Hill of Swords" · 179. "Beast Swordsman vs Black Swordsman" · 180. "Unchanged" · 181. "Prologue to the War Chronicle" · 182. "Onslaught of the Kushans" · 183. "War Cry of the Wind (1)" · 184. "War Cry of the Wind (2)" · 185. "Snow, Flames, and ... (1)" · 186. "Snow, Flames, and ... (2)"

Volume 23

187. "Winter Journey (1)" · 188. "Winter Journey (2)" · 189. "Overflowing Time" · 190. "Fangs of Ego" · 191. "Reunion in the Wilderness" · 192. "War Demons" · 193. "Flag of the Flying Sword" · 194. "Wings of Light and Darkness" · 195. "Night of Falling Stars" · 196. "Like a Baby"

Volume 24

197. "Trolls" · 198. "Witch" · 199. "Mansion of the Spirit Tree (1)" · 200. "Mansion of the Spirit Tree (2)" · 201. "Astral World" · 202. "Magic Stone" · 203. "Elementals" · 204. "Enoch Village" · 205. "Desires and Memories" · 206. "Troll Invasion"

Volume 25

207. "Magic Sword" · 208. "Mirror of Sins" · 209. "Magic" · 210. "Arcana of Invocation" · 211. "Evil Horde (1)" · 212. "Evil Horde (2)" · 213. "Torrent" · 214. "Shaman" · 215. "Qliphoth" · 216. "Corruption"

Volume 26

217. "Retribution" · 218. "Salvation" · 219. "Vicinity of Hell" · 220. "Whore Princess of the Uterine Sea" · 221. "Companions" · 222. "Claw Marks" · 223. "Flames (1)" · 224. "Flames (2)" · 225. "Berserker Armor (1)" · 226. "Berserker Armor (2)"

Volume 27

227. "Fire Dragon" · 228. "Depths of Hellfire" · 229. "Departure of Flame" · 230. "Demon Castle" · 231. "Dread Emperor" · 232. "Demon Soldiers (Daka)" · 233. "Demon Knight" · 234. "Demon God" · 235. "Sleeping Princess Awakens" · 236. "Sound of Waves"

Volume 28

237. "Proclaimed Omen" · 238. "Boy in the Moonlight" · 239. "Familiars" · 240. "Mysterious Fog" · 241. "Sea Beast (Makara)" · 242. "Roar of the Sea" · 243. "Superhuman (Jñānin)" · 244. "Garrison" · 245. "City of People" · 246. "The Kite and the Owl on the Pier"

Volume 29

247. "Bloodshed" · 248. "Warrior" · 249. "Meager Supper" · 250. "Homing" · 251. "Vandimion" · 252. "In the Garden" · 253. "White Lily in the Field" · 254. "Mother" · 255. "Ball" · 256. "Colonnade Chamber"

Volume 30

257. "Duel" · 258. "Suzerain of the Religious Domain" · 259. "Enchanted Tiger" · 260. "Intrusion" · 261. "Rusty Birdcage" · 262. "Declaration of War" · 263. "Invasion of the Demon Beasts" · 264. "Divine Revelation" · 265. "City of the Demon Beasts (1)" · 266. "City of the Demon Beasts (2)"

Volume 31

267. "Blazing Bay" · 268. "Blaze Rod" · 269. "Sword Beast" · 270. "Wizard General" · 271. "Oriental Magic" · 272. "Wind Coiler" · 273. "Bursting Flame" · 274. "Thunder Emperor" · 275. "Attack of the Demon Army" · 276. "Cloud Cluster"

Volume 32

277. "Human Bullet" · 278. "Setting Sail" · 279. "Great Invasion (1)" · 280. "Great Invasion (2)" · 281. "The Flight" · 282. "Torn Battlefield" · 283. "Gust of Wind" · 284. "Midland Regular Army" · 285. "Hero" · 286. "On Board"

Volume 33

287. "Bubbles of Futility" · 288. "Sea Battle (1)" · 289. "Sea Battle (2)" · 290. "Howl from the Darkness" · 291. "Precognitive Dream" · 292. "Fog of Death" · 293. "Quiet Darkness" · 294. "Exodus" · 295. "End God" · 296. "Roaring Dark"

Volume 34

297. "Giant God of Blindness" · 298. "Unleash Evil" · 299. "Inhuman Battlefield" · 300. "Medium of the Falcon" · 301. "Chaos" · 302. "Soaring" · 303. "Backlighting" · 304. "Fissure" · 305. "Creation" · 306. "Phantom-Reifying World (Fantasia)"

Volume 35

307. "Falconia"

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