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"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man."
― Dr.Samuel Johnson
"Just because I fly into a blind, homicidal rage at the drop of a helm doesn't mean I'm incapable of appreciating the finer things in life."
― Berserker (8-Bit Theater)
"A stubborn enough person can survive just about anything. Rage is a hell of an anesthetic"
― Zaeed Massani (Mass Effect)

The ability to become a massive and unbelievably powerful individual with a desire for battle regardless of one's own physical condition.

Also Called

  • Berserk/Berserker Form
  • Berserk/Berserker Transformation

Capabilities

The user is able to empty oneself of all rational restraints in battle and completely immerse oneself in combat becoming a dangerous warrior for both friend and foe. The ability allows the user to ignore fatal physical damage as if it never affected them and continue fighting with a frightening level of stamina while also being unpredictable and erratic in combat, making it hard to counter them. The rareness of this power makes-up in one's opponent being super strong as it boosts the user's adrenaline and stamina to the point they are able to wear out their opponent through sheer tenacity and ferocity alone.

In some cases, user are able to go in a berserk form through sheer rage or when they are in imminent danger.

Applications

Variations

Associations

Limitations

  • The ability may be temporary due to the emotional/power overload, usually self-destructive and/or with a severe backlash at the end.
  • May not be able to tell friend from foe while in the berserk state, and may risk accidentally hurting or even killing allies, friends or loved ones.
  • While user is able to ignore the effects of injuries sustained in the berserk state, these injuries may take full effect when they come out of the state, with ugly consequences if too much damage was taken.
  • While this ability makes the user much more powerful and resilient, it may also make them less intelligent.
  • May be reversed by Serenity Inducement.

Known Users

See Also: The Berserker.

Folklore/Mythology

  • Cu Chulainn (Irish Mythology)
  • Modi (Norse Mythology)

Cartoons

  • Professor Padraic Ratigan (The Great Mouse Detective)
  • Chiro (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go)

Live Television

  • Sento Kiryu/Kamen Rider Build (Kamen Rider Build)
  • Spike - Chase (Lab Rats)
  • Tony Morecombe (MisFits)
  • Mark of Cain users (Supernatural)
  • Berserker (Teen Wolf)

Comics

Anime/Manga

  • Julie Sigtuna (Absolute Duo)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Nnoitra Gilga (Bleach)
  • Hollow Ichigo (Bleach)
  • Claymores (Claymore); via Awakening
  • Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess); via killing 108 Shikabane
  • Son Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball Z); via Great Ape form
  • Kid Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Broly (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kale (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Eileen Berselian (Fairy Tail)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Berserker Servants (Fate)
  • Gluttony (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Kamui (Gintama)
  • Yumiko Takagi (Hellsing); as Yumie
  • Taitō Shirei (Hero Tales); via Rage of Alkaid
  • Bellcross (Heroic Age)
  • Issei Hyoudou (Highschool DxD); via Juggernaut Drive
  • Inuyasha (InuYasha); when his demon blood takes over
  • Alviss (Marchen Awakens Romance); while brainwashed by his Zombie Tattoo
  • Chimera (Marchen Awakens Romance); fused with the Ghost ÄRM, Hydra
  • Saturn (Marchen Awakens Romance); after his Darkness ÄRM, Finsternis broke
  • Allenby Beardsley (Mobile Fighter G Gundam)
  • Stella Loussier (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny)
  • Four Murasame (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
  • Demons (Nanatsu no Taizai); via Indura Transformation
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto)
  • Zabuza Momochi (Naruto)
  • Cursed Seal users (Naruto)
  • Jūgo (Naruto)
  • King Cobra the 3rd (Ninjutsu)
  • Himari Noihara (Omamori Himari)
  • Cavendish (One Piece); as Hakuba
  • "Big Mom" Charlotte Linlin (One Piece); through her food cravings
  • Utsutsu Hasegawa (Pupa)
  • Yume Hasegawa (Pupa)
  • Orson (Record of Lodoss War)
  • Tenmei Mikogami (Rosario + Vampire); in his True Form as a Kishin
  • Tojo Basara (Testament of Sister New Devil)
  • Demolt (Zatch Bell!)
  • Kolulu (Zatch Bell!)
  • Riou (Zatch Bell!); via the spell Girufadomu Barusuruku
  • Grisor (Zatch Bell!)
  • Faudo (Zatch Bell!)

Video Games

  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Azrael (Blazblue)
  • Brick (Borderlands series)
  • Salvador (Borderlands series)
  • Goliaths (Borderlands series); triggered by shooting off their helmets
  • Ryu (Breath of Fire); via Kaiser
  • Artorias the Abysswalker (Dark Souls)
  • Manus, Father of the Abyss (Dark Souls)
  • Doomguy (DOOM series); via Berserk Pack/Artifact
  • Spartacus (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Frankenstein (Fate/Apocrypha)
  • Li Shuwen (Fate/Extra)
  • Lu Bu (Fate/Extra)
  • Elizabeth Bathory (Fate/Extra CCC)
  • Heracles (Fate/stay night)
  • Jack the Ripper (Fate/strange fake)
  • Sir Lancelot (Fate/Zero)
  • Kratos (God of War)
  • Jiralhanae (Halo)
  • Saïx (Kingdom Hearts)
  • Zach Ursus Ae-Jarino (MARDEK)
  • Krogan (Mass Effect); via Blood Rage
  • Painwheel (Skullgirls)
  • Rick Taylor (Splatterhouse series)
  • Evil Ryu (Street Fighter); via Satsui no Hado
  • Akuma (Street Fighter); via Satsui no Hado
  • Undyne (Undertale); as Undyne the undying
  • Berserker (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Valkyr (Warframe); via Hysteria ability
  • Warriors of Khorne (Warhammer 40,000)

Others

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