|“||For days you continue to hunt your prey running through the wilderness. You hide alone deep in the forest, night after night, until you lose any sense of time, and then... before you know it, you yourself have become a beast as well.||”|
In his human form, Irvine looks no different from an average, if slightly slender, human. Irvine's most noticeable feature is his eyes; they are completely white, lacking corneas and irises. Unlike his peers Zodd, Locus, and Grunbeld, Irvine excels in the art of ranged combat. As a result, Irvine is not dressed in armor. Instead, he wears a dark magenta suit, on the back of which lies a cape of the same color that reaches behind his knees. His hat is pointed with two black tipped feathers attached, and his tight fitting pants are a bright cream in coloration. His grey boots ride up to above his knees.
In his apostle form, his slender figure is jointed to a wolf-like creature that appears to be a metamorphosis of his bow. The animal body possesses long horns and thick fur along its neck. At the back of the creature, Irvine's lower torso and arms become covered in dark fur, and two antennae-like horns protrude from the center of his forehead. His nails grow longer, resembling claws, and his ears lengthen and become considerably pointy, akin to those of elves.
Irvine is a quiet, introverted man that tends to keep to himself; speaking very little to others. He generally is committed to performing his role as a captain and is shown to take battles very seriously, carrying out his orders quickly and efficiently at a second's notice. Aside from this, he doesn't show much concern for other matters relating to the Band of the Hawk, preferring to distance himself from the other apostles when given leisure time. While on his own, Irvine enjoys hunting wildlife and camping in the woods whilst immersing himself in his only known pleasure: playing the lute by the campfire.
Although he is an apostle, Irvine is shown to possess a tenderhearted side to his personality that he keeps hidden. This is shown briefly while taking care of Sonia and protecting her from the cold. Irvine most likely keeps this side of himself hidden due to the fact that among apostles, such traits are incredibly rare and viewed as a form of weakness.
Master Archer/Marksman: Irvine's arrows are undeniably fast, powerful, and lethal. Even at an extreme range, Irvine is capable of firing multitudes of arrows at once, every one of which strikes its mark; the arrows behead their targets or cause enough physical damage for the victims to die almost instantly. His unnatural deadliness with his bow has thus far prevented any melee attacker from getting close enough to him to attempt to even carry out an attack.
Supernatural Agility: Irvine is shown to be able to travel the battlefield at great speeds and scale large constructs with ease, a feat that is increased even further in his apostle form. At the battle of Vritannis, Irvine easily outdistances himself from the Kushan advance.
Organic Arrows: In his apostle form, Irvine is capable of forming his own arrows using fur from his lower body; the fur condenses into sharp needles that, once shot, unravel violently after they reach a target's body, literally growing thorny bushes inside of the enemy. This allows a relatively small arrow to dismember even a big opponent. Additionally, Irvine can utilize the horns of his apostle form by tying a rope around them, fashioning a longbow like weapon with which to shoot arrows at a high velocity. It is not certain whether Irvine's arrows are magically enhanced to not lose speed or power after each firing, or if the force behind each shot is so great that even against gravity and air resistance the arrows are still powerful enough to instantly kill their targets.
Falcon of the Millennium Empire Arc
Irvine is introduced during the battle of Lumias firing multiple arrows which behead numerous Kushan soldiers. When the Kushan reinforcements begin to arrive Irvine fires a second volley, once again beheading the opposition.
- Irvine is the only Neo Band of the Hawk captain to not possess a "battlefield nickname".
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Shikaisha., Nakajima, R., Shimizu, Y., Mochizuki, M., Okada, M., Suzuki, M. (2016). "Berserk Official Guide Book". Tokyo: Young Animal Comics.
- ↑ Kentarō Miura (author). "Mirror of Sin". Berserk. Volume 25. Episode 208. Young Animal.