SNK Readthrough: Volume 14 Part 23


Jean’s No Good Rotten Awful Day

Remember  how nervous we were when this chapter closed with a cliffhanger? Jean disobeyed Levi’s order and it looked like it was going to cost him his life.

Several smart people analyzed this panel and noticed Armin reaching into his cloak. They speculated that the shot fired was Armin’s, and the blood was from Kenny’s soldier, not Jean. Can you believe this was six months ago for us? In “Shingeki Time”, it’s only been a day or two.

Jean is the face of “normal” in this series. He’s from a nice home, with a doting mom and a bright future. His life had been largely untouched by tragedy. So it’s through his innocent and idealistic eyes that we see the progression and aftermath of taking a human life.

I’m not going to write about that because my tumblr crush ghostmartyr beat me to it. Good thing too. She’s amazing at character analysis. If you are current with the series, read her take on what effect taking human lives may have on Jean, Connie and Sasha.