If Trapdoor-kun is in fact Connie Springer Gigantified, it would mean that Eren isn’t the only character who has become stone cold and utterly in control over these last four years.
It would mean that Connie is calmly walking side-by-side with Zeke Jaeger, the man who he knows killed his family and took the lives of every single person in his childhood village.
It would mean our crying and heartbroken baby boy has transformed into someone far more threatening to Zeke than I would’ve ever imagined. And whether it’s likely or not, no matter what evidence there is to refute it, I want Connie Springer to be the man who walked three warriors away from the festival and captured at least two of them.
Character Origins Part Two- Mikasa, Jean and Connie
When I was working
part-time, I modelled Mikasa after a customer that walked into the store
while I was at work. At the time, I was thinking of the design of the
characters of Shingeki no Kyojin. It was all I would think about
while I was at work. When I saw her I thought “That’s it!” The
moment I saw her, I drew on the back of a receipt that was closest to
me. “A scarf, hair this length, slightly thick eyebrows, sharp
eyes”. I remember noting these striking features. Up until then, I
was imagining Mikasa looking like a Westerner. With this new design,
the setting of the East Sea people in Shingeki was created.
Around this time, the
story for Shingeki was still developing. I was thinking of having 2
main characters at this point, with the idea that one or even two
main characters would be fine. In the end, I decided on three people;
with wisdom, courage and power embodying each one. Mikasa embodies
power. It’s more interesting that a woman embodies the role of power,
isn’t it? I wanted to create that feeling.
As for her name, I
heard a story that if the heroine is named after a battleship, the
manga will sell well. I named her after the battleship Mikasa..
Ackerman means person who grows crops in German.
During the 2006 Manga Grand Prix, honourable mention was given to the first version of Shingeki no Kyojin. In that early version, there was a character that appeared in it. I split that character into two, and Jean and Armin were born.
I wanted a character that was close to the protagonist and called out his flaws. From there, Jean’s mean-looking face was created.
My favourite voice actor is Kishou Taniyama.* His performance in the TV anime gave me the impression of a strong character.
I wanted a character that carried the feeling of representing the ordinary people. I also like the name “Jean” very much. Jean has been the character that has grown the most since the series began. At first his role was to be hated, but he’s so genuine and open, so he’s really fun to draw and write.
*TN: Taniyama Kishou is Jean’s Japanese voice actor.
I had an image in
my mind of a child of summer vacation. At the time, I didn’t think
too deeply about it. I wanted a character who had entered the top 10
of the Trainee Corps. The idea of his design came to mind as I was
working through the story. I wanted him to be an innocent but stupid
boy. The name Connie feels somehow familiar, and I combined it with
Springer, which sounds like spring, and evokes a feeling of
(Disclaimer: I am not a translator by any means, so mistakes may be present. Please feel free to correct me.)
<b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>What I say:</b> I'm fine<p/><b>What I mean:</b> why are there dinosaurs in the new opening of Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan? Where did they come from? Are they some kind of metaphor? Will they go in battle riding dinosaurs now? Are they related to Zeke? His new pets maybe? Or have I started watching Jurassic park without noticing? What is gOING ON?<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>
okay i got this ask like ages ago but i loved it so much i just hoarded it until now so to anon: im sorry i mean youve probably forgotten that you even sent me this but thank you so much for sending it
(also special thanks to @writers-haven for helping me figure all this out! i lov u)
The soldier that trapped Pieck and Porco actually has light eyes like Connie, the dark eyes in that one panel are from the shadow, and Connie’s hair appears to be light in the manga. Pieck also recognises the soldier from Paradis, which means it has to be either Connie or Jean, because Flocke was on the other side of the wall/in a crowd and Armin was burnt beyond recognition.
I mean, the resemblance between them is uncanny
Honestly I find the behaviour of the soldier to be more of an argument against it being Connie, but who knows how much he may have changed during the time skip. It could very well be him, and Connie was the first character that came to mind when I saw this panel. Isayama sometimes has a problem with Same Face Syndrome (see: Armin and Historia and every Reiss/Tybur ever) but here we have Pieck recognising him which is something we’re supposed to take note of, it wouldn’t be just some random she met once upon a time and a new character. Then there’s the issue of hiding his face, which wouldn’t be necessary for a new character.
What would the girls think are the best physical features of the boys? (I've just always had the hunch that Bertl's abs are GORGEOUS under that sweater!)
I’m going to assume you mean girls in general here, but if you wanted specifics of each girl, let me know!
Eren: Eyes. 110% eyes. Everyone of all genders loves Eren’s beautiful, enchanting eyes. They’ve never seen anything so green.
Armin: His smile. Armin’s smile will water your crops and clear your skin. It’s guaranteed to make anyone’s day better, and it’s so hard not to fall in love with it.
Jean: Facial structure. It’s hard to deny that Jean has a really handsome face. His cheekbones are to die for, he’s got a killer jawline. Everything about his face just works so well together, and it’s really hard for anyone to deny that he’s textbook, prince charming handsome.
Marco: His freckles. Freckles are so endearing, and it’s hard not to fall in love with Marco’s, and then fall in love with the rest of him from there!
Reiner: His body. No one denies that Reiner has the body of a Greek god. He’s all muscle, and has such grace and strength in all of his movements. He’s undeniably attractive, and it’s great.
Bertholdt: His eyes. Bertholdt’s eyes are a deep green that people just love, and they’re so warm and calm. People love it! (But his abs are to die for, he’s just so self-conscious about showing his stomach around people that few know, but those that do, holy gosh, they are in LOVE!)
Connie: His hair! Girls love Connie’s hair; they think it’s so fun to feel how soft it is.