Haze: Your saliva is poisonous? That’s great! Make a contract with me and donate your body!!
Dokuga: …No way.
Haze: Eh? What? I can’t hear you! Just let me inject you with this! (<- anesthetic)
Haze: Eh, but poison saliva must be inconvenient. If you had a person you liked, you couldn’t kiss.
Tetsujo: .oO(What’s up with this kid?)
Dokuga: I don’t find it inconvenient.
Haze: By studying your body I could find an antidote for your poison. There might even be a way to remove the poison from your body altogether.
Tetsujo: *grabs Dokuga* Let’s do it, Professor!!
Haze: I knew your boyfriend would understand. It’s okay, it’ll only hurt for a moment. *injects Dokuga*
It should be obvious why, IMO. Guts is a MASCULINE BADASSSSSZZZSZSZZ with a big, scary sword. He skilled in the art of war and killing every single thing on EARTH!!!1 He’s not dumb though. IMO, he doesn’t lack for wit, but he tends to have bad judgement and is more like a wildfire than a relentless glacier. He doesn’t sugar coat anything and he pretty much is what he is, take it or leave it. The problem is, there is a reason why I will frequently say “GOD HELP US ALL if something happens to Puck.”
I like the fact that he’s insubordinate (in fact, that’s likely WHY he is so well-loved) and generally gets away with it. People like that tend not to follow blindly and would do their own thing rather than live under someone’s shadow. Problem is, Guts NEVER communicated that with Griffith. He just left a clearly devastated Griffith with “Bye”. Yea, that was bad judgement.
As for Griffith, oh sure, he’s badass, but he’s obviously not masculine in a traditional sense. Romantics are seen as annoying by the more cynical of the world and quite few people simply don’t trust characters like Griffith. They tend not to trust governments/leaders in real life and that can easily show when consuming fiction. They’re always looking for reasons, for the shoe to drop, and that “questionable decision” is simply a way for them say “See? I ALWAYS knew he was a piece of shit!!!” *Drinks HATERADE!!!*
At least that’s how I see it.
The funny part is that people who like Griffith and people who like Guts tend to like them for very similar reasons: force of will, independence, disregard for authority, contempt for blind followers, not wanting to be in someone’s shadow, etc. It’s just that Griffith and Guts go about these in very different ways. Their motives and priorities are practically polar opposites, and many people relate (a lot) more to one than the other. I do not and cannot respect Guts’ reasoning for most of the decisions he makes. And I’m sure many other fans would say the same about Griffith (indeed they often do so, in very colorful language).
Ebisu: *petting Dokuga* I’m proud of you, Kaiko! Good boy!
Dokuga: Thank you very much!
Ebisu: Here’s a black bean as a reward.
Dokuga: Wow, it’s black! Thank you so much!
Ebisu: Keep up the good work and you’ll receive even better rewards!
Dokuga: Yes, Ojousama! Waah, I’m looking forward to it!
Tetsujo: Ehh? What kind of educational technique is that?!
Dokuga: Who are you?
Tetsujo: It’s me, dammit!! Have you forgotten me?!
Ebisu: He’s obviously trying to trick you. Don’t trust him, Kaiko!
Dokuga: An “it’s me” scam!!
Dokuga: HYAH!! *smacks Tetsujo with body bag*
Tetsujo: D-did he just say “Hyah”…
Ebisu: I told you not to handle the bag so roughly, but you did well, so I shall pet you.
Dokuga: Yay! …Huh? Something’s oozing out of the bag…
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両子寺 / Futagoji Temple, October 2009.
萬弘寺 / Mankouji Zen Temple, October 2009.
Tributes to the beautiful world of SKYRIM by artist Michal Kus.