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For fully-realized apostles, see Apostle.

Pseudo-apostles (使徒擬しともどき, Shito Modoki), or simply pseudos (もどき Modoki?), are humans who have been transformed by an apostle into demonic spawn. Each pseudo-apostle usually bears an appearance reflecting its creator, be it mentally or physically. Like true apostles, pseudo-apostles revert to human form after death.[1]

List of Pseudo-Apostles[]

Zondark[]

Zondark, under the Count's influence.

The Count transforms Zondark into a pseudo-apostle by forcing the general to ingest a slug-like "daemon" (not to be confused with a daimon) so that he can seek his revenge on Guts while under the influence of the apostle.[2] Because the slug is an extension of the Count, he can see and speak through his offshoot even after the host's head is destroyed.

Rosine's Spawn[]

Rosine's pseudo-apostles.

While Rosine normally transforms children into her interpretation of elves,[1] she can also turn adult men into giant insectoid creatures to guard her domain of Misty Valley from intruders.[3]

Egg of the Perfect World's Spawn[]

The Egg of the Perfect World used his tendrils to sting and transform Mozgus and his disciples.

The apostle known as the Egg of the Perfect World can create a pseudo-apostle by using one of his tendrils to inject his power into a subject. Though a weak apostle himself, the Egg creates physically powerful pseudos whose forms reflect their faith, such as the leader of a pagan cult gaining the looks of a goat-headed satyr,[4] as well as Mozgus and his disciples becoming angelic in form.[5]

Ganishka's Spawn[]

Ganishka's spawn, formed from the corpses of Kushan foot soldiers.

After transcending apostlehood as a "reincarnation of a reincarnation" by gathering more magic evil power from the Abyss vortex and assuming a demon god state,[6] Ganishka crushes most of his Kushan soldiers under his feet. The crushed corpses mutate into monstrous, multi-tentacled creatures resembling the emperor's visage, but with sharp fangs and distorted mouths.[7] These spawn devour the remaining survivors of the Kushan invasion army before they are attacked by the Band of the Falcon. After the Great Roar of the Astral World, they cease to be.[8]

References[]

  1. ^ a b Berserk, Volume 15, "Queen"
  2. ^ Berserk, Volume 2, "Guardian Angels of Desire (2)"
  3. ^ Berserk, Volume 15, "Guardian (1)"
  4. ^ Berserk, Volume 19, "Monsters' Cave"
  5. ^ Berserk, Volume 20, "Spider's Thread"
  6. ^ Berserk, Volume 33, "Fog of Death"
  7. ^ Berserk, Volume 34, "Unleash Evil"
  8. ^ Berserk, Volume 34, "Fissure"
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