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Gennon Manga

Gennon Anime

Gennon
Kanji

ゲノン

Rōmaji

Genon

Debut
Manga

Episode 17
Casca (3)

Anime

(1997 Anime)
Episode 5
A Wind of Swords

Portrayal
Japanese voice

Shoji Oki (1997 Anime)
Kazuki Yao (movies)

English voice

Fred Velde (1997 anime, episode 5)
Rick Mann (1997 anime, episodes 15 & 16)
Steven Kramer (movies)

Profile
Gender

Male

Status

Deceased

Affiliation

Tudor

Occupation

Governor

Gennon (ゲノン Genon?) was a high-ranking noble in Tudor.[1] He was killed by of Griffith when the Band of the Falcon took the fortress of Doldrey.[2]

Appearance Edit

Gennon was a short and obese man of old age. He was nearly completely bald, with long hair only on the back of his head, and an equally long beard and mustache.[1] He usually wore noble outfits, but when it came to battle, he did not think twice to wear an armor and a battlefield outfit.[3]

Personality Edit

Gennon had an infamous reputation as a pederast. Some evidence of this lied in the fact that virtually all of Gennon's servants were teenaged youths or younger. He would employ children from neighboring villages as 'attendants', nearly all of whom were boys.[4] Gennon also seemed to have a borderline obsessive love for Griffith, almost idolizing him and yearning for another night with him.[1] [2]

Story Edit

Golden Age Arc Edit

Shortly after the time Griffith first began the Band of the Falcon, he found himself and his group involved in a territorial dispute that involved Gennon, then a wealthy man intimately involved in sovereign affairs. Motivated by a need to amass wealth to maintain the Band of the Falcon and reduce causalities, Griffith spent a night with him.[4] Unware that Griffith had ulterior motives, Gennon became obsessed with the youth.[1]

Years later, after being made general governor of Doldrey and becoming supreme commander on the Tudor northern frontlines by way of his financial assets, Gennon learns of the Band of Falcon's siege of the fortress and gives Boscogn instructions to bring Griffith to him alive to have him again.[5] When the Battle of Doldrey goes underway, Gennon fears Boscogn might end up killing Griffith and decides to personally take command of his forces to ensure his prize, offering whoever captures him a special double promotion and whatever monetary reward they wish.[3]

Manga E28 Griffith Kills Gennon

Griffith stabs Gennon's eye.

Yet, Gennon ultimately loses Doldrey. His army, having lost their morale, flee while he is knocked off his horse. Gennon finds Griffith approaching him and tells him about the great lengths he has gone to have another night with him. When Gennon asks Griffith if he resents him, he reveals his motives for sleeping with the man and explaining that he never saw him as anything more than a stone lying on the side of the path he walks. As Gennon insults him, Griffith stabs him through the eye so that Gennon can't "spread petty rumors" about the Falcon, killing the nobleman.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d Berserk, Volume 7, "Battle to Capture Doldrey (2)"
  2. ^ a b c Berserk, Volume 8, "Battle to Capture Doldrey (6)"
  3. ^ a b Berserk, Volume 7, "Battle to Capture Doldrey (3)"
  4. ^ a b Berserk, Volume 7, "Casca (3)"
  5. ^ Berserk, Volume 7, "Battle to Capture Doldrey (1)"
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