I think you answered your own question. The main difference is that with the Slug count it was his own(normal) behelit, and it wasn't about getting reincarnated. It was the price to pay to save his life and get the help of the God Hand, you know so that he doesn't get killed by Guts.
Ganishka used the artificial behelit, or the Reincarnator to be reincarnated as Shiva. He became more powerful and his form was different, which isn't the same as the count (again it was about saving his life not about getting reincarnated again).When a pregnant human woman was put inside the man-made behelit, the spirits would possess the body of the child, transforming him into a demon.
Last edited by ladylola; July 20, 2015 at 05:43 PM.
OK, so I have a little difficulty with the concept of apostles being resurrected? I always thought that they transformed into apostles to keep living. Technically they were not dead, but in coma or a deep spiritual trance, or so I thought.
Or am I missing something?
The case with Ganishka is different, his original form what that of a mist. When he confronted Griffith the latter dispersed him, because he's just mist. Ganishka unlike the other apostles didn't want to serve Griffith, so he looked to get stronger. That's why Daiba created the man-made behelit that is able to transform new borns into demon children. It worked differently than the regular behelit, since it allowed spirits to inhabit human bodies.It's not like the normal behelit where the apostle needs to sacrifice what is dear to him.
When he fused with the man-made behelit he took on the form commonly know as Shiva,this time around he was solid, not a mist. He also lost his conscioussness, perhaps because the behelit was incomplete. But it seems that the behelit allowed the merging of layers, it was most likely a key to access the different planes, and when SK destroyed it by accident the merging of layers happened.
There is no indication that a normal behelit allows an apostle to be reincarnated a second time, with a different form. It's mostly a tool to contact the God hand, who then can save the apostle's life, in exchange of him doing another sacrifice.