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Female Apostle
Debut
Manga

Episode A0
The Black Swordsman

Anime

(1997 Anime)
Episode 25
Time of Eternity

Profile
Gender

Female

Hair color

Blonde (as human)

Eye color

Red (as apostle)

Species

Apostle; Human (formerly)

Status

Deceased

Affiliation

God Hand

The Female Apostle, her true name unknown, is the first Apostle to be introduced and the first to be killed in the Berserk series.

Appearance

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Her human form in her first chronological appearance in the series.

In her human form, she is always naked. She has a firm build, with long blonde hair that covers part of her face and cold, emotionless eyes with a dead smile complimenting it.

In her Apostle form, she becomes green-skinned while growing to a size at least twice as large as a person of Guts' height with her arms and legs almost becoming reptilian in appearance. Her mouth stretches out widely to expose many sharp teeth and a fairly long tongue poking from the inside. Her head gains many spike-like appendages in addition to what appear to be tentacles and even a hand or two. In addition to this, wing-like features sprout from the back of her skull. All that remains of her human form is the upper half of her face from the jaw up, her reddened eyes, and her torso, still featuring human breasts.

Personality

Through her only speaking role at the start of the manga, the female apostle expresses arrogance as she uses her body to lure men to sleep with her so she would kill them while giving them pleasure.

History

Golden Age Arc

The Female Apostle appears among the various apostles gathered for the Eclipse to partake on the feast on the Sacrifices provided for Griffith to begin his transcendence into the final member of the God Hand. She makes her presence known during the ritualistic killings when Corkus suffers a mental breakdown of the carnage around him as he attempts to delude himself that he is only dreaming it all up. The apostle touches herself seductively to take advantage of Corkus, in his vulnerable state, to come close enough so that she can eat him.[1] The next time the apostle is seen, she has Corkus' head in her mouth.[1]

Black Swordsman Arc

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Guts killing the female apostle.

Two years after her involvement in Eclipse, the female Apostle has resumed to her regular method of hunting before she comes across Guts, initially believing him to be her usual prey. However, the moment she assumes her true form to kill him as they had sex, the apostle learns too late that Guts knew of her true identity and only feigned falling for her charm. From there, Guts shoves his prosthetic arm down the apostle's throat, killing her with the blast by leaving a large hole in her skull.[1]

Trivia

  • The female apostle and the series' introductory scene bear some similarities to a scene from the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian, when the titular hero makes out with a demon witch before she assumes her true form to attack him. A homage of the scene is used in the first episode of the 2014 anime series Garo -Honō no Kokuin- with a secondary protagonist killing a monster that assumed the form of a naked harlot who believed she deceived a potential meal into her bed chamber.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Berserk manga; Chapter 80

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