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The Count (Berserk)

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The Count is a villain from Berserk.



He became an Apostle after he found his wife participating in a pagan orgy. He invoked his Behelit in order to escape the pain of her betrayal, sacrificing his wife to gain a demonic giant slug-like form. From then on, the Count hunted heretics with unnatural enthusiasm. When the doctor Vargas discovered his secret and tried to run away, the Count captured him, tortured and devoured his family before Vargas' very eyes. His torture left Vargas deformed and mutilated. Vargas later escaped, taking the Behelit with him and vowing revenge.

Golden Age Arc

He appears before Rickert while eating a member of the Band of the Hawk. Along with Rosine and her bugs, he was responsible for killing a wounded group of the Hawks' raiders.

The Black Swordsman Arc

When Guts came to the Count's town, the Count ordered Zondark to attack him. He even gave Zondark some of his Apostle powers. Guts obtained the Count's Behelit, which he intended to use as a tool to find Femto, from Vargas when he reached the Count's town. Vargas was soon after caught and beheaded on the Count's orders to draw out the Black Swordsman, but Guts did not rescue him, knowing it was a trap. He instead attacked the Count's castle at night. After a series of battles, Guts mortally injured the Count. The Count's blood flowed onto the Behelit, and in answer to his desire to avoid death, the God Hand was summoned. The Count attempted to offer Guts as a sacrifice, but his request was denied due to the fact that Guts was already a sacrifice prior to the summoning, and because a sacrifice must be a friend or loved one. The God Hand demanded instead that he sacrifice his daughter, Theresia. He refused and his soul was dragged into the Abyss by a group of condemned souls that included Vargas.

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