Griffith is a villain from the Berserk series who started as a hero and turned into an evil man. We will reveal why Griffith became a villain and other things that made him the best leader of his Band. He was the leader of his Band called Band of the Falcon or the Band of Hawk. Griffith was a respected man who led the Midland Regular Army as the supreme commander. He had been through countless battles and made a name for his Band as one of the feared and strongest bands in the Kingdom. Griffith saved many people in his country and earned the “Falcon of Light.”
He began as a good man in the first arcs of the Berserk series and helped his crew win many battles. Griffith and his mercenaries’ goal was to end Hundred-Year War and restore peace to the Kingdom. But things were tough for them to achieve their goals since many kingdoms were against their ideas until he met with Guts, who completely changed Griffith’s life. This also made his Band stronger and earned a reputation worldwide. Griffith has his view and goals that he has been hiding from his Band.
One day he was saved by his Band after sharing the same bed with Princess Charlotte and imprisoned for a year. But his Band rescued him, and Griffith continues with his life and leads his Band to countless wars knowing that he will one day achieve his goal no matter what he has to do. We will look at Griffith’s past, the things that made him b become an evil man, which led to the crew’s disbanding, and the battle he had with Guts at the end of the series.
Why did Griffith Turn Evil?
Griffith was a loyal man who never betrayed his Band but never revealed that he wanted to create his own Kingdom. This desire to rule the new Kingdom made Griffith the evil man who revealed his true colors to his Band, and they ended up getting separated. Griffith first appears in the “Golden Age” arc, and money also turns him into an evil man because he kills to earn more money, which is not enough for him, and the new Kingdom that he dreamed of will earn him a lot of money and fame. But the Band of the Hawk members differed from him since their goal was to achieve peace.
The members always obeyed the code of honor and were always loyal, but Griffith was the opposite, and he would fill his pockets with lots of gold coins. This made Griffith continue with Lawful Evil and hide his true nature while manipulating the members of his Band. Griffith realized that keeping up with this act would help him deceive the band e easily. He knows that if he showed them his true nature at the beginning, his Band would have been disbanded. However, Guts leaves and Griffith realizes that no one can stop him and shows his true nature to his crew. This happened when he seduced the Princess and slept with her.
Griffith’s heart begins filled with darkness; fame, money, and power turn him into evil, and he wishes he had his own Kingdom. Even though the Band rescued him, he continued his evil tricks to achieve his goals. After spending a year in prison, Griffith began a new war where he revealed a fifth Eclipse, and God’s Hand emerged. He reveals that all the members of the Band of Hawk should become part of the Hand of God. Griffith’s desire to rule also turned him into an evil man.
Griffith vs. Guts
Guts return after many years and learn about Griffith’s schemes. He decided to save the members of the Band of Hawk and his beloved one. Griffith and Guts had an intense battle that excited Griffith since he was fighting with a worthy opponent for the second time. However, due to Griffith’s new awakening powers, Guts had no match, and all Guts could do was protect his crew. Griffiths also sold lots of monsters, and Guts couldn’t stop him. But as the battle continues, the Band of Hawk members begins to fight on the same level as Griffith.
This battle was too long, and Guts also showed that he was not rusted as he landed a massive blow. Griffith was at an advantage since he was using superhuman powers and could vanish or teleport from one place to another. However, the two had the toughest battle of their lives, and Griffith was about to kill everyone at the last moment, but Guts managed to escape with the Band of Hawk members, which ended this war as the new era b begins. But he died and was reborn as a new being who changed the world.
Who Is Griffith?
Griffith is a well-mannered guy who loves to dress like nobility. His origins always leave people astounded, and everyone can recognize his presence. Griffinths had dreams during childhood and always wanted to set his Kingdom. He is also a hard-working warrior who wants peace and to live the best life he dreams of. Griffith grew up in a family where they couldn’t afford to buy a slice of bread, and this motivated him to work for money and achieve the wealth he wanted. Griffth formed the Band of Hawk as a teenager and became a good and admired leader.