isayama has always done a good job at creating this sense of insurmountability of the SC defeating the titans. prior to this chapter, i could never imagine how the SC would eventually, not only take down but, take the power of, the colossal titan - i.e. the face of the antagonists of the series, the god of destruction.
hence, this scene was super satisfying and feels very well-earned.
i loved how this scene paralleled the earlier scene where eren first faces the colossal titan,
i also think it’s cool that the colossal is taken down by the 3DMG instead of eren’s titan form - very david/goliath-esque
while it was super gratifying watching bert get dragged out like that when this chapter first came out, after reading the marley arc, i can’t help but feel a sense of despair when revisiting this scene.
eren and bert could have been friends if they had been born in a different world. they could have grown old together, retired together and have had drinks with one another.
but because of the cruel reality of the world they were brought into, they were destined to hate and kill one another. kinda sad really and props to isayama for portraying such complexity in the core battle between the series’ main protagonist and antagonist.
Where do you think they make the maneuver gear?? Like do they have a factor in wall sina?? Do the soldiers make it themselves? I can't stop thinking about this lol 😭
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The maneuver gear is manufactured in industrial cites which contain blast furnaces that burn hot enough to melt and mold the ultra hard steel used to create the gear. Apparently, only these furnaces can produce the heat needed to melt the metals used for the blades and such.
According to the Before the Fall spin off, one of the outlier districts of Wall Rose is considered The Industrial City.