Journal of anime ramblings, fiction works and reflections
First things first, let me start by saying, HE’S ALIVE!! The Tiki Gods accepted the many sob and burnt offerings and brought Eren back.
I’d given myself time to let the joy settle since Saturday but my mind is still floating in bliss with Mikasa on the return of our beloved.
There is something I want to discuss otherwise. About these titans. In a previous commentary I mentioned this and I want to focus on it again. I’m beginning to think of the titans as ‘Level E’ (
a term I got from Vampire Knight) type of zombies. Their range of height was described during the break period of the episode, and the extremely tiny ones make me think of children.
Even at the point where Jean faced the two titans, they looked like a couple; or maybe I’m just thinking too much into it.
They can’t reproduce but yet they multiply. Is it after eating humans that their bodies get rid of the excess and the dead take on the form of the titan. You know, something like what Cell did in Dragon Ball Z.
That could explain why Reiner said their assholes are another weak spot. Or maybe he just said that in jest. So those 7 meter titans could just be children that took the form of titans after being eaten. And if it is so, there could be a plot twist where Eren faces the titan form of his mother in a later episode.
Another thing, the fact that Eren surfaced from the neck of the rogue titan he’d been controlling kind of explains to some extent why the neck is the weak point of the Titans. At least for me. If that is where the body stays then the human brain which becomes the Titan’s brain and/or life source causes that to be there weak spot since they can’t operate without their power house so to speak. And I guess eating humans is how they gain the ability to regenerate.
But the history and incidence of the Titans are both so bleak that it’s challenging to make good theories.
However, Eren’s ability to become a Titan probably has its back story in the second episode when he had that recollection – via nightmare – about his dad injecting him with something. Titan DNA maybe?
Where is his old man though? I know for a fact he isn’t dead but he’s MIA for some reason or the other – plot purposes I presume.
But that aside, again another epic episode. I gasped so hard seeing Eren and I love that Mikasa got more character development. It’s clear more than ever that Eren is her only reason for living and the only one she really cares about. I can bet she was thinking, “I’m so sorry I thought about giving up Eren.” I also liked seeing another side of Jean, honestly, I thought he was just some sort of asshole but he turns out to be quite the good character.
Sasha did good bringing some humor in this episode, and I’m sure she’ll get the chance to redeem herself. Also, you go Armin! Finally, our little strategist steps up to his real role and all his plans were successful.
So yes, the three
musketeers titaneers have been reunited. I’m so happy he’s alive.
I’m just hoping that Eren doesn’t get a lot of pressure put on him now that he can become a titan (or is it a one time thing?). And I hope he doesn’t get imprisoned or treated like an outcast because he became a titan. That would piss me off to no end.
That’s all for now. Let me know what you think.