Japanese Name: 鬼兵
Romanized Name: Dāka
English Name: Daka
Manga Debut: Chapter 232

Daka are the demonic army Emperor Ganishka raised using magic.


They resemble misshapen humans with horns and large teeth and tusks. They fight with spears made of twisted horn.


It is unknown if they can act out on their own since sometimes Kushan magic users are around and if the latter is killed the former wakes up from mind control similar to those of the Pishaca.


Despite their fearsome appearance, they have not been shown to be much more dangerous than ordinary soldiers especially not when facing Guts or Griffith's Apostles. When a Daka is slain, its corpse will slowly revert to its natural human form like with Apostle Spawn.



A Daka is born.

The Daka are product of an alchemic process overseen by Daiba via the Man-Made Behelit created from the sewn bodies of apostles and filled with amniotic fluid before a pregnant woman is lowered into it. From there, as the Apostles' flesh is inherently linked to the Astral Plane, the human fetus is exposed to various evil spirits and is rapidly mutated into a creature that rips out its mother's stomach, killing her in the process. The new born Daka is then kept in a cage with its kind, fed on the meat of their dead mothers and raised to serve Ganishka.[1]


The Neo Band of the Hawk fighting the Daka.

When the Man-Made Behelit was brought to Windham, the Kushans took many of the young women to be impregnated with what would become Daka. The Daka that were already matured were used against the Neo Band of the Hawk when they stormed Windham as a diversion to allow their leader Griffith to spirit away Charlotte in the chaos that ensued. The surviving Daka were later deployed alongside the Pishaca and the Makara as a vanguard army to devastate Vritannis so the main army can conquer the ruined city. But the unlikely alliance between Guts' Traveling Party and the Nosferatu Zodd removed a construct of Ganishka from the battlefield, with the Daka all killed off and reverted to human form within minutes.




  1. Berserk manga; Chapter 232

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