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Casca Post-Eclipse Manga

Casca 2016

Casca
Kanji

キャスカ

Rōmaji

Kyasuka

Also known as

Elaine (Temporary alias)

Debut
Manga

Episode L0
Golden Age 4

Anime

(1997 Anime)
Episode 2
Band of the Hawk

(2016 Anime)
Episode 1
The Dragonslayer

Movies

Golden Age Arc I
Egg of the Supreme Ruler

Portrayal
Japanese voice

Toa Yukinari (2016 Anime, Movies, Berserk Musou)

Yuko Miyamura (1997 Anime, Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage, Berserk: Millennium Falcon Hen Seima Senki no Shō)

English voice

Carrie Keranen (1997 Anime, Movies)

Karen Strassman (2016 Anime)

BJ Ward (Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage)

Profile
Gender

Female

Age

24 (as of Fantasia) [1]

Height

165 cm (5'5") [1]

Weight

50 kg (110 lbs) [1]

Hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Species

Human

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Guts' Traveling Party

Previous affiliation

Band of the Hawk

Previous occupation

Unit Commander of the Band of the Hawk
Mercenary

Relatives

Guts (former lover)
Demon Child (son)

"If he's going to sacrifice everything for his dream, if his dream is to fight and cut away his own path, then I want to be his sword." — Casca

Casca (キャスカ Kyasuka?) is a key female protagonist (arguably main female protagonist) in the Berserk series, and was the only female member in the Band of the Hawk. She plays a primary role in Guts' quest to kill all Apostles and Griffith after her mental disabling at the hands of the latter.

She is the only woman that Guts ever loved and is mother to the Demon Child. She and Rickert are the only surviving Hawk members alongside Guts.

AppearanceEdit

Casca is introduced as a beautiful, slender woman of short stature with dark skin, dark brown eyes and cropped black hair. She normally wore armor and appeared boyish at first glance. Although slender in form Casca does have toned arm and abdominal muscles.

Ever since the Eclipse, Casca is marked with the Brand of Sacrifice on the left side of her chest, above her breast. She now has shoulder length hair and wears brown, tattered robes. Following the events of the Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc, Casca acquired a Silver Surcoat that she wears underneath her robes.

Abilities and Skills Edit

After the Eclipse, Casca's abilities take a serious decrease and she has to be looked after by Guts and Farnese, but the old Casca is not completely gone. Casca has a great deal of her skill left, as seen when three scavengers tried to rape her; their attack on her triggered memories of the Eclipse and she killed all three of them immediately, shocking Guts when he found her naked and clutching a sword by the bodies of the men. She was also able to deftly leap down the side of a cliff, instinctively using the rocks as footholds.

Former Abilities and Skills Edit

Master Swordswoman: Casca is a highly skilled swordswoman. She prefers a short broadsword which she uses to kill multiple attackers with relative ease. Casca is able to keep up with Guts in combat and to dodge Silat's attacks, and during the Eclipse she killed a few weaker Apostles before being overwhelmed. According to the Hawks, she was the most skilled swordsman next to Griffith, that is, until Guts came along.

Leadership: As second in command of the Band of Hawk, Casca possessed superb leadership skills, causing all the Hawks (and Guts, to a lesser extent at the time) to look up to her. The greatest example of this skill was shown when Griffith was being held prisoner by the King of Midland and the Band of Hawk was attacked: Casca immediately stepped into the role of leader and commanded the Hawks to safety despite being hit with three arrows.

Great Agility: Casca lacks strength and can be overpowered by brute force, but she makes up for it with her agility. Her technique involves much jumping around her opponents and finding openings to take advantage of, which is how she was able to kill Adon Coborlwitz.

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Edit

Casca is one of the playable characters and an early boss in the 2016 game Berserk and the Band of the Hawk. She features as one of three mid-bosses in the second chapter, "Attacked by the Band of the Hawk", in which she comes to Corkus' aid in his attempt to kill Guts once it becomes clear that Corkus has overestimated himself. She is slightly tougher and more aggressive than Corkus, but is rather easy overall.

Casca is rounded, but not overtly excellent in any one area, possessing middling attack, and defense, and somewhat more focus on speed. However, she has a very high technique stat. Her sub-weapon abilities include the Crossbow, which holds 30 bolts; Flash, which temporarily increases her movement speed; Hand-to-hand Combat, which can produce multiple different effects but which tends to deal high damage, and Counter, which can break guards and will stun and knock down an opponent if it lands.

Should Casca face a humanoid opponent with her Hand-to-hand Combat ability, she will leap up onto their shoulders and fall backwards, slamming their head into the ground before impaling them through the neck with her sword. This deals high damage and is usually an instant kill. Her Counter ability is the best among the three characters to possess one, featuring the greatest range and highest damage. While not excellent at dealing heavy strikes normally, Casca can rocket around the battlefield without overshooting her marks, enabling her to land repeated strikes without taking return damage. For her Deathblow, Casca calls forth four armed soldiers who appear behind her bearing polearms, who then rush forward, dragging and dealing high damage to whatever is caught in their path and giving a nod to her excellent leadership skills.

In Endless Eclipse, Casca can appear as both ally and boss, and appears on Layer 96 of Wyald's Endless Eclipse as one of the final five bosses. Certain characters can also be given one of her quests, wherein she desires aid in leading the Band of the Hawk to safety from their pursuers and finding missing allies. The final five bosses on Layers 96--100 are Guts, Adon, Wyald, Apostle Wyald, and Femto in that order. Her reward for defeating Femto on Layer 100 is the outfit Helmed Member of the Hawks, Years Later, which combines her Years Later outfit with a small, visored helmet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Shikaisha., Nakajima, R., Shimizu, Y., Mochizuki, M., Okada, M., Suzuki, M. (2016). "Berserk Official Guide Book". Tokyo: Young Animal Comics.

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