It’s time for another Hannes appreciation post.
Hannes has just return from scanning for Titan when he notices the chaos on the walls. Like a protective father, he immediately rushes for information about “his kids”. He sees Eren in Titan form, just before the Colossal Titan crashes onto him, obscuring the sight.
Like any good parent, he pushes his own fears and anxiety aside. When he sees Mikasa and Armin in obvious pain, he rushes to them.
Sitting on the ground facing Mikasa, he reminds them of all the times Eren foolishly went into a fight, never willing to accept defeat.
"No matter how many times he fell, he always got back up. That’s who he is. Do you really think he’d let himself be carried off without a fight? No, sir. He’d fight with everything he had. And he’s only up against two guys. No matter who, he’ll keep giving them trouble until you or I get there…
With the promise of Hannes by their side, Mikasa and Armin show renewed determination. They begin preparation for the next battle.
Headcanon Moment (as if this isn’t long enough)
Hannes has grown children that he rarely sees. He and his wife separated when the kids were young because of his drinking problem. His affection for the Shinganshina Trio stems from that. They remind him of his own kids when they were younger.