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Supreme King Gaiseric
Also known as

Skull King

Debut
Manga

Thousand-Year Fiefdom

Anime

Golden Age Arc III: Descent

Profile
Gender

Male

Status

Deceased

Affiliation

Midland

Occupation

Warlord, Emperor

Gaiseric was the first king of Midland.

Appearance

His face yet to be revealed, Gaiseric wears an armor which covers his torso with gauntlets with two dragon-heads on each. He also wears a skull helmet, which is very similar to Skull Knight's helmet, that he wears in battle and also a crown.

Personality

Gaiseric's personality is unknown because he has only been mentioned.

History

According to legend, having brought together the warring tribes of Midland under one flag, Gaiseric established the first continent-wide empire 1000 years ago. But Gaiseric's reign later came to a horrific end. A sage he had imprisoned in the Tower of Conviction proclaimed the king's sins in the midst of every possible torture until God sent an angel to punish the king. Gaiseric's capital city was also utterly destroyed by four or five angels. While the details of the latter are unknown, it ended with the capital of Gaiseric's kingdom buried underground, its remains housing skulls with the foreheads bearing a brand. According to Charlotte, whose family is descended from him, Gaiseric's disappearance caused his empire to dissolve into small kingdoms. A millennia later, his city would be resurrected and re-purposed as Griffith's kingdom of Falconia.

Trivia

Gaiseric
  • Given that an Eclipse occurs every 216 years, Gaiseric must have disappeared 1080 years before the most recent Eclipse. The indication that there were four or five angels implies that members of the God Hand, with the exception of Void, are replaced frequently unless all of the recent Chosen have refused the sacrifice. Keeping this in mind, if the God Hand started with Void and if none of them refused sacrifice then Void would have been reborn around Gaiseric's time. Or the possibility that a Crimson Behelit had not been used in the eclipse feast's since the time of Emperor Gaiseric, Meaning that the members of the God Hand are never replaced just appointed only when chosen by a Crimson Behelit.
  • Gaiseric has many similarities to the historical figure Charlemagne, including that of uniting the different countries under one rule many centuries before the speculated time basis of when Berserk takes place (which is an ambiguous time around the 15th century). Gaiseric is based on the historical figure Genseric (389 AD - January 25, 477 AD) who was the King of Vandals and Alans from 428 AD to 477 AD during the Roman Empire reign. His kingdom became a major Mediterranean power, rivaling the decadent Roman Empire.

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