>>10756230>But so far Guts hasn’t submitted to it the way Griffith did, which I think says something about the strength of his character.
Absolutely. Griffith gave into fate in my mind partially as an escape - he was tired of feeling guilty/indecisive about his dream/destiny/whatever, and of feeling upset/lonely/whatever because of Guts, so sacrificing him and giving in to the singlemindedness of his ambition was more a way of escaping emotional pain than purely achieving his life goal (though that was a nice bonus).
That's one reason I think it will be pretty amazing if Guts finds a way to defeat Griffith without killing him, because one of the things he has to struggle with is the overwhelming hatred and revenge threatening to take him over completely. If he manages to successfully resist his desire for a bloodthirsty revenge, despite his experiences and despite that being what the Void is whispering in his ear every second, he'd pretty much be the toughest character, emotionally (and that's significant because we already know he is physically), ever.