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Before I even get into Eren’s blunder, I want to focus on something else for a bit.
They say that before the Titans gained dominion over the earth, there was endless slaughter of human life in wars over race and ideology. Then someone said, “If a powerful threat were to appear, humanity would cease its wars and unite.”
What if it is that someone had actually created the titans as a cause to that goal to unite humanity, but then it got out of control? Like with Frankenstein. I had thought that the titans’ origin had something to do with an experiment gone wrong and Pixis’ mention of that just makes me more convinced that that was actually the case. Coupled with the fact that Dr. Jaeger knows how to transform a human into a titan, that probably really is what happened. But as always, I can never know for sure until the anime decides to give more information into that side of the story.
I can never get enough of this. As far as action goes, I’m glad we at least got this. I wonder how it feels? The jolts, the adrenaline rush. I’d want to try it but I doubt I could handle the gear. Now back to the first discussion.
This could only have happened for one of two reasons:
I’m not too keen on the second reason, although it could be a possibility. But Eren had been hostile towards Mikasa throughout the episode, hell throughout the entire past episodes. Bless that one event where he was gentle enough with her to even give her his scarf. Why does he dislike her so much? I get that it might be annoying to have someone who’s just always there talking about protecting you, but instead of being so ungrateful of Mikasa’s care, can’t he just accept it? Maybe she’s wounding his pride and ego too much with her level of devotion and care but he seriously needs to calm down about it.
I’m going with the first reason. Titans act based on its controller’s thoughts and instincts right? So that is probably the case. I’m coming to love Armin even more; I enjoyed listening to his strategies regarding the entire boulder mission. He may not be a combat soldier but he really makes up for that with his sound reasoning. As for you Eren. Bad Titan! But with great power comes great responsibility. It reminds me of Ichigo when he had to learn how to control his hollow form.
As for the rest of the episode, I was bored. I’ve become a bit insensitive to the soldiers’ ambivalence towards facing the titans because it feels a little hackneyed to me. The pacing has really slowed down. But as I said before, I don’t care much for Shingeki no Kyojin anymore since I was spoiled during the last episode.
On another note, the OST is coming out in two weeks. My body and ears are ready.