Okay, so this completely happened by accident, but I also have an alternate
version of the Guts print! Since I don’t know what the hell I did, I
don’t think I’ll be able to replicate the same effect to the Griffith
print. T3T (I’m MUCH happier with this version though)
Is Femto the Berserk answer to Metatron from Hebrew mythology? In
mythology, Metatron was originally a human called Enoch who was tasked
by Yahweh prepared three hundred and sixty-six books. When he learned
everything, Yahweh revealed to him great secrets – some of which are
even kept secret from the angels.
In the Babylonian
Talmud, Metatron has such immense power that he is confused with God
with some sources of literature even referring to him as a “lesser
In which case the Skull Knight would be his ‘diabolic’
counterpart Adralmelech, a being worshiped as a sun god and fueled by
offerings with behelets in the place of children (the behelets being the
spiritual ‘offspring’ of the God Hand) .
What is interesting is the below quote regarding Adralmelech by Robert Silverberg.
“The enemy of God, greater in ambition, guile and mischief than Satan. A fiend more curst — a deeper hypocrite”
the context of Berserk, this not only would hint at the Skull Knight’s
relationship with the God Hand but also his past and his ambitions- does
he hate the God Hand because of the threat they pose or a prior
relationship or because a desire to take their place or replace the Idea
of Evil itself?
That and the Hebrew suffix “melech” literally translates as “King”.