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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)
"It's a soulless killing machine that can't be destroyed or controlled. if you let that thing loose, it will kill everything that it comes across."
― Adam Strange talking about Doomsday (Krypton)
"They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you... you will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done."
― Doom

The archetype of 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
  • Berserker Physiology
  • Commando App (Lab Rats)


The character is a berserker; beings that can 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, the user is able to go in a berserk form through sheer rage or when they are in imminent danger.

Associated Powers




  • 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 a 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.

Example Characters

See Also: The Berserker.


  • Lancelot (Arthurian Legends)
  • Hercules (Greek Mythology)
  • Samson (Judeo-Christianity)
  • Cu Chulainn (Irish Mythology)
  • Modi (Norse Mythology)
  • Vidar (Norse Mythology)


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

Live Television/Movies

  • Sento Kiryu/Kamen Rider Build (Kamen Rider Build): via Hazard Trigger
  • Aruto Hiden/Kamen Rider Zero-One (Kamen Rider Zero-One); via MetalCluster Hopper
  • Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber (Kamen Rider Saber); via Primitive Dragon Wonder Ride Book
  • Chase Davenport/Spike (Lab Rats: Bionic Island); with Commando App
  • Tony Morecombe (MisFits)
  • Bearers of the Mark of Cain (Supernatural)
  • Berserkers (Teen Wolf)
  • William Corvinus (Underworld Evolution)



  • Julie Sigtuna (Absolute Duo)
  • Guts (Berserk)
  • Nosferatu Zodd (Berserk)
  • Luck Voltia (Black Clover)
  • Kenpachi Zaraki (Bleach)
  • Nnoitra Gilga (Bleach)
  • Ichigo Kurosaki (Bleach); via his inner Hollow
  • Saya Otonashi (Blood+)
  • Claymores (Claymore); via Awakening
  • Shikabane Hime (Corpse Princess); via killing 108 Shikabane
  • Belphemon Rage Mode (Digimon)
  • Broly (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kid Buu (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Saiyans (Dragon Ball Z); via Great Ape form
  • Son Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Broly (DBS) (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Kale (Dragon Ball Super)
  • Irene Belserion (Fairy Tail)
  • Elfman Strauss (Fairy Tail)
  • Gluttony (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
  • Members of the Yato Clan (Gintama)
    • Kagura
    • Kamui
  • Aza Chōbē (Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku)
  • 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
  • Ba Jio (Kingdom)
  • Ba Nan ji (Kingdom)
  • Man Goku (Kingdom)
  • 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
  • Meliodas (Nanatsu no Taizai)
  • Jinchūriki (Naruto)
    • Gaara
    • Naruto Uzumaki
  • Zabuza Momochi (Naruto)
  • Cursed Seal Users (Naruto)
  • Jūgo (Naruto)
  • Kai Watari (Nectar of Dharani)
  • King Cobra the 3rd (Ninjutsu)
  • Himari Noihara (Omamori Himari)
  • Cavendish (One Piece); as Hakuba
  • Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin (One Piece); through her food cravings
  • Utsutsu Hasegawa (Pupa)
  • Yume Hasegawa (Pupa)
  • Haru Glory (Rave Master); when using Sacrifer
  • Orson (Record of Lodoss War)
  • Tenmei Mikogami (Rosario + Vampire); in his True Form as a Kishin
  • Tsukune Aono (Rosario + Vampire); via his Ghoul Transformation
  • Kahlua Shuzen (Rosario + Vampire)
  • Tojo Basara (Testament of Sister New Devil)
  • Demons (Wise Man's Grandson)
  • Demolt (Zatch Bell!)
  • Kolulu (Zatch Bell!)
  • Riou (Zatch Bell!); via the spell Girufadomu Barusuruku
  • Grisor (Zatch Bell!)
  • Faudo (Zatch Bell!)
  • Muru-Muru (Mirai Nikki); when her seal is broken
  • Hibiki Tachibana (Symphogear)


  • Conan of Cimmeria (Conan series)
  • Solomon Kane (Solomon Kane series)
  • King Kull (Kull series)
  • Rachel (Animorphs); in bear form
  • King Theoden of Rohan (Lord of the Rings)
  • Eomer of Rohan (Lord of the Rings)
  • Hurin (The Silmarillion)
  • Maedhros (The Silmarillion)
  • Beorn (The Hobbit)
  • Taur Urgas (The Belgariad)
  • Barak (The Belgariad)
  • Damen (Captive Prince)
  • Lycanthropes (The Dresden Files)
  • Harry Dresden (The Dresden Files)'; when in the Winter Knight mantle
  • Wulfgar (Forgotten Realms)
  • Dwarven Battleragers (Forgotten Realms)

Video Games

  • Asura (Asura's Wrath)
  • Augus (Asura's Wrath)
  • Azrael (Blazblue)
  • Brick (Borderlands series)
  • Salvador (Borderlands series)
  • Krieg (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
  • Werewolves (The Elder Scrolls)
  • 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
  • Vicious (Tales of Crestoria)
  • Berserker Class Servants (TYPE_MOON); via Mad Enhancement
  • Undyne (Undertale); as Undyne the Undying
  • Berserker (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Valkyr (Warframe); via Hysteria ability
  • MERC Berserker (Madness Project Nexus 2)
  • Lola (Gunvolt Chronicle:Luminous Avenger iX); via Darkness Trigger
  • The Blood Maidens (Mary Skelter); via Blood Skelter Mode
  • Berserker (Megami Tensei)

Tabletop Games

  • Warriors of Khorne (Warhammer 40,000)
  • Vampires (Vampire the Masquerade); via Feral Mind

Web Original

Known Objects

  • Berserker Armor (Berserk)
  • Berserk Compound (From Commonplace to Worlds Strongest); after story only
  • Hazard Trigger (Kamen Rider Build)
  • MetalCluster Hopper Progrisekey (Kamen Rider Zero-One)
  • Primitive Dragon Wonder Ride Book (Kamen Rider Saber)
  • Berserker Staff (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)





Video Games

Live Television