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Overview

Pippin Manga
Pippin
Kanji

ピピン

Rōmaji

Pipin

Debut
Manga

Episode L0
Golden Age 4

Anime

(1997 Anime)
Episode 2
Band of the Falcon

Portrayal
Japanese voice

Masuo Amada (1997 Anime)
Takahiro Fujiwara (Movies)

English voice

Jeff Ward (1997 Anime)
Patrick Seitz (Movies)

Profile
Gender

Male

Age

19 (Golden Age) [1]

Height

190 cm (6'3") [1]

Weight

133 kg (293 lbs) [1]

Hair color

Black

Species

Human

Status

Deceased

Affiliation

Band of the Falcon

Occupation

Mercenary

Previous occupation

Miner

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Pippin (ピピン Pipin?) is a member of the original Band of the Falcon. His weapon of choice is a spiked mace. When aiding Guts in the Falcons' escape from the Black Dog Knights, Guts refers to the pair as the "power duo".

Appearance Edit

He is a large dark-skinned man of indeterminate ethnicity. Pippin's eyes are always closed, and he has a large, wide nose and thick lips as well as large eyebrows. His hair is cut short and tied into a tail at the back of his head.

Pippin is an enormous soldier, bigger than Guts, and contrary to the typical character of such massive men within Berserk, this is used to emphasize his good qualities.

Personality Edit

Pippin is quiet and very rarely speaks. When he does, it is often to make an important observation or to warn to his companions, such as ordering the Falcons to duck against the arrows shot by Midland's soldiers or holding a cup to Guts and telling him to drink. He is depicted as caring and loyal, and is often seen accompanied by Rickert, the youngest member of the Falcons, whom he makes sure to protect in battle. He does not seem to get angry easily, retaining his peaceful expression even after being elbowed by an unappreciative Guts.

History Edit

Golden Age Arc Edit

Strong and loyal, Pippin is a valuable soldier to the Band of the Falcon. He gets along well with almost everyone, particularly Judeau, and will often be a calm voice when strife occurs.

Pippin is present in every battle the Falcons are seen to participate in, and after one of them, forcibly drags Guts to a party to corner him into celebrating and enjoying company after seeing the other's sullenness.

Pippin is involved in the rescue mission for Griffith, and without his attention and quick action, the rescue party would have been violently killed by the female Bakiraka.

Pippin's greatest moment comes during the Eclipse, giving up his life to buy Casca and Judeau time to escape. Though Pippin fought valiantly, he was slowly overwhelmed by the many Apostles acting to kill him. His corpse is later seen hollowed out, used like a puppet to catch Guts off guard by the Count, before it was decapitated.

His death and the sadistic way his corpse was treated is likely what spurred Guts' furious sadism against the Count in their battle.

Abilities Edit

Physical Strength: As the largest member of the Falcons, Pippin was incredibly strong able to hoist Guts over his shoulder and carry him away like child,[2] also one swing of his mace could shatter the armored skull of any enemy (even Apostles). Pippin's raw strength was rivaled only by Guts during the Golden Age Arc. Guts evens dubs himself and Pippin the "power duo", since they cleave most enemies apart with ease, especially on horseback.[3]

Mining Expertise: As shown during the rescue of Griffith, Pippin has expansive knowledge of mines and gas flow thanks to his former career as a miner. When the Bakiraka assassins set off a gas explosion in the sewer tunnel, Pippin kept calm and smashed a hole though the sewer's roof (with some help from Griffith) so that the fire would travel out the hole and miss him and his companions.[4]

Notes Edit

  • The only time Pippin ever opens his eyes wide is when Casca and Judeau flee in the Eclipse. He opens his eyes and lets loose a mighty roar just before meeting his end by the Apostles surrounding him. He squints when Midland's army is about to attack the Band of the Falcon and right when he noticed the scent of the female Bakiraka's flammable dust during Griffith's rescue and his attempts to break free from the fire.
  • Many of Pippin's mannerisms coincidentally passed on to Serpico: having his eyes closed the majority of time, being very quiet and polite of word. As well being very intelligent and protective of at least one person (Rickert and Farnese).

References Edit

  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.
  2. Kentarou Miura (author). "The Golden Age (7)". Berserk. Volume 5. Episode O0. Hakusensha.
  3. Kentarou Miura (author). "Devil Dogs (2)". Berserk. Volume 11. Episode 60. Hakusensha.
  4. Kentarou Miura (author). "Flower of the Stone Castle". Berserk. Volume 10. Episode 58. Hakusensha.

Appendices Edit

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