I don’t think this scene gets enough credit. I mean Levi definitely just gave Dieter Petra’s wings. It broke my hear the first time I watched and continues to sit in the back of my mind when remembering squad Levi. I think it tells us so much about Levi’s character here. He tells Dieter that just knowing that “If you confirmed he’s dead, that’s good enough.” While that might be good enough for Levi, it’s not for Dieter which is why he goes back for Ivan in the first place and why Levi gives him Petra’s wings of freedom as Ivan’s. Breaks my heart.
Even though I still don’t know how to use watercolors properly, one of my favorite things about them is that you never, never know what the result will be. And considering that I’m always sort of afraid to make mistakes in my drawings, I find it challenging and really, really fun!
Btw, have you ever watched/read this series? I started to rewatch it a couple of days ago and I’m obssessed with it. It’s strange to see that some stories and words from the characters make a lot of more sense now… also, Dieter is so cute I just want to hug that kid!!!!
Let me just talk about Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 22 for a minute.
Let me talk about Leviin Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 22 for a minute.
I’m not even sure how to start. Well, I’ll just get straight to the point.
Here, we see Levi cutting out Petra’s Scouting Legion patch out of her uniform. He is grieving for his friends, but Petra most of all. He wants to keep it as a proof for himself that she really did exist, that she really did live, that those memories he has of her are not just some kind of dream. At first, it seems that he would actually be one of the lucky ones who get to at least have a body to bury. But then…
…they had to drop the bodies and leave them behind. Dieter (a rookie, by the looks of it) and his friend had led some Titans into the formation because of their efforts to retrieve their friend Ivan’s corpse.
Petra’s was of course included in the corpses that had to be left behind.
And then we have this heart-wrenching moment.
Levi gives Petra’s patch to Dieter and lies to him, telling him that it was Ivan’s. We know that this patch is not Ivan’s because Ivan’s body dropped from Dieter’s horse while they were being chased by the Titans. Levi is injured, so there is no way that he would have been able to run back into the fray and retrieve the patch. That patch was special to Levi, if only for a short time. Yet he decided to give it up and offer comfort to someone who, in his eyes, probably needed it more than himself.
And he’s giving it to the very person whose actions forced him to abandon his loved one’s body.
Even though Levi might have been angry at Dieter for making such a stupid mistake, he didn’t show it. He understood why Dieter felt the need to go back for his friend’s body. That is why he gave him the patch to offer some small comfort.
On a tiny exotic island, Tuesday, an outgoing parrot lives with his quirky animal friends in paradise. However, Tuesday can’t stop dreaming about discovering the world. After a violent storm, Tuesday and his friends wake up to find a strange creature on the beach: Robinson Crusoe. Tuesday immediately views Crusoe as his ticket off the island to explore new lands. Likewise, Crusoe soon realizes that the key to surviving on the island is through the help of Tuesday and the other animals. It isn’t always easy at first, as the animals don’t speak “human.” Slowly but surely, they all start living together in harmony, until one day, when their comfortable life is overturned by two savage cats, who wish to take control of the island. A battle ensues between the cats and the group of friends but Crusoe and the animals soon discover the true power of friendship up against all odds (even savage cats).