Griffith

(redirected from Griffiths)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

Griffith,

town (1990 pop. 17,916), Lake co., extreme NW Ind.; inc. 1904. It is primarily a residential town in the Chicago metropolitan area. Manufactures include metal products, chemicals, and electronic equipment.
Enlarge picture
Griffith as Femto. From Berserk vol. 3 ©1991, 2004 Kentaro Miura. Published by Dark Horse Comics (2004). ART BY KENTARO MIURA.

Griffith

(pop culture)
Griffith was one of the major heroes of Kentaro Miura's popular ongoing medieval fantasy Berzerk (1989–present), but the hand of fate would cast him into the depths of evil, shedding his humanity in the process. First introduced in 1992 in vol. 3 of the manga, Griffith was the handsome and charismatic leader of the mercenary army the Band of the Hawks. Little was known of his past, other than he was a commoner, not of noble birth. An excellent warrior, highly regarded by all, Griffith even recruits the fierce warrior Guts, much to the shock of his men (and Casca, the only women in the Hawks). Over the next several years, the Hawks—now employed by the Kingdom of Midland—become a force to be reckoned with. As the reputation of the Hawks grows, so do Griffith's ambitions for power. Behind the scenes, this calm, unruffled young man orchestrates the deaths of his enemies in the Royal House. But when total power is within his grasp, everything shatters when Guts leaves the Hawks. Things spiral downward quickly for Griffith; one year later, he is locked away in a dungeon. Guts and the remaining Hawks rescue Griffith, but madness has taken their old commander. With the help of a special talisman, Griffith unleashes the Godhand upon the land. This vicious demonic army wipes out the Hawks and transforms Griffith into the being Femto. Only Guts and Casca escape the horror, but not unscathed. Griffith's embrace of the Godhand brought him the power he desired, but the result was the emergence of demons upon the human world, a new dark age. The only challenge to this would come from Griffith's old friend and comrade—now his sworn enemy: Guts, now called the Black Swordsman.

Griffith

1. Arthur. 1872--1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn F?in (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
2. D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark). 1875--1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)
References in periodicals archive ?
Three times married Griffiths said he had appealed against his original conviction in Chester Crown Court in 1999 but his leave to appeal had been rejected by a single judge.
Griffith was seeking to recapture the crown he had once taken from Paret and then lost back to him.
Although there is no self-reporting obligation in Canada, Griffiths handed the entire incriminating file over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and the United States Department of Justice.
Mr Morgan got up to leave, but as he walked away he could see Griffiths - armed with a golf club - coming towards him.
After the great Christmas blizzard, Mark Griffith was, like many Americans, stranded.
Yesterday in court, her daughter confronted Griffiths in the dock as the gruesome details were revealed in full.
He did supply heroin but moving on from that position, on the second occasion Mr Griffiths supplied cocoa powder.
We were concerned with the general transition to more oval courses that perhaps the cars would be a little bit slow," Griffiths said.
Wales on Sunday understands Griffiths, who coached Wales and Great Britain in league, was offered a three-year deal with the Vikings.
Griffiths and his colleagues now plan to follow up on that research.
Yet he must've been J impressed when Griffiths escaped from Parkhurst and got off the island.
A major search was launched after a judge, jailing Griffiths for ten years, issued a warrant for his arrest.

Full browser ?