Hiii! :) Sorry for bothering you but it was pretty obvious to me reading the manga that there was heavy gay subtext in the relationship between Guts and Griffith. But what I want to know is to what extent was Griffith aware of his own feelings? And also, to Guts he was really important but he had romantic feelings for Casca, and even though one doesn't exclude the other, do you think that what he felt could have developed in something else beside friendship?
I don’t think Griffith was completely aware of the extent of his feelings, even assuming it wasn’t romantic in nature, he still didn’t expect himself to feel so strongly for another person. To Griffith, people are just stepping stones, they’re all pavement for the road to reach his dream.
But not Guts. Somehow. Griffith says it himself, Guts was the only person that could make him forget his dream. He was the only man he would put his own life in danger for.
As for Guts….I’ll be honest, I think he felt very strongly for her but loving her….even while reading the manga carefully it comes out of the left field that they’re suddenly super duper in love with each other (in Casca’s case it’s even shown plenty of times that she’s not completely over Griffith, even though she does hold special feelings for Guts now). I don’t doubt that he loves her but I think a lot of what he does now in regards to her is done out of guilt for what happened rather than just romantic feelings. I think his feelings for Griffith were at one point much stronger that what he feels for Casca, but he’s been suppressing them because those feelings for Griffith are what feeds the Beast of Darkness.
Had Guts not left I think they would’ve become somehow dependent on each other, perhaps not to the point of a romantic relationship but I don’t doubt it would’ve been a deep and important relationship.