If you had control on ending snk, how would you end the story?
Well. I want Annie to get a fucking redeemption arc. Please god. Let her join the Eldians and be on the same team as Armin and Eren.
But in general, like, a conclusion to the entire plot?
The Marleyans and Eldians come to some kind of agreement where they stay on opposite sides of the world where they can live away from each other long enough to get over their generations of bitterness.
They can’t settle their differences, fine, but I don’t want to see one side or the other get totally eliminated.
I want them to take a damn time out and try to share the damn world, and realistically, it would take a looong time to get over it.
Christa lives a long and happy life as a queen and fucking, Isayama, give her a wife or so help me god….
Connie and Sasha are alive and well. They get married and work for the government, maybe in agriculture or management of food storage.
Levi and Hanji are alive and they get married. They go on adventures together, even when they’re old. Hanji never loses that scientist’s spark and Levi would never leave his last remaining friend and partner alone.
Jean…well. I see him being some kind of politician or head in the military. But the military’s not fighting anymore, so he’s really in charge of helping people settle outside of the walls and adjust to the “Real” world.
I see him getting married, but I don’t know if I see him getting married to Mikasa. He’s the jealous type.
I’d like to see her branch away from Eren and perhaps use her strength for other things.
Since in this ending, the fighting is over, she’s now allowed to pursue other interests.
She’s never cared about exploring, not as much as Eren and Armin.
I see her…settling down somewhere, keeping to herself, maybe taking care of horses and animals on a farm.
I don’t see her…chasing Eren and Armin.
Like I know she wants to “be by Eren’s side” but I feel like that’s only because it’s a dangerous world and she feels she needs to protect him.
I feel like she would trust Eren’s safety with Armin.
Which brings me to my next and final dream snk ending.
Eren and Armin, if they can’t have a cure, go out on a last adventure together.
They know Eren will die.
Armin knows he’ll follow shortly after.
But Armin wants to show Eren everything before he does.
They travel as far as they can in the time they have left, mapping lands and admiring the view and camping on all kinds of terrain.
They settle down when the time is near and Armin prepares for the end.
And when Eren does die, he buries him out there, I imagine on a cliff overlooking the sea.
And Armin is alone now, but he’s still got a job to do.
He writes the entire story, everything that had happened up until that point.
He leaves it at Eren’s grave for someone to find.
He goes back home to Mikasa, tells her the news. They mourn together and Armin has to tell Mikasa that he doesn’t want her to be alone, to find other friends and family once he’s gone.
Maybe Mikasa and Jean reconnect here, I don’t know.
I could see that, actually. Mikasa and Jean, old friends, reminiscing about the past and realizing that they’ve been through a lot together and they have more in common than they ever thought.
When Armin dies, Mikasa has him cremated.
She goes out, maybe with Jean, maybe with the entire surviving 104th squad, with Levi and Hange with them.
They bring his ashes out to Eren’s grave and scatter them over the cliff and all of them pay their last respects.
I don’t know if the book Armin wrote is still intact after years of weathering.
But what remains of it is still there, near Eren’s grave, and Armin’s too.
it’s the story of a boy who wanted to see the ocean.
and the story of the friend who took his hand and lead him there.