SnK Crack Week Theory Day 2: Armin Reiss Fritz Galliard Reeves Braun Ackerman Tybur Yeager Arlert
For today’s family prompt I’m now discussing the possibility of Armin to be related to one or several important lines shown in this manga.
There was a lot of reasons to speculate about Armin’s origins. Especially because out of the mains, he’s the only one left without any indication of his family.
Well… Almost… – Ep. 2
Even though, his grandfather was only presented in the anime, a source of material that can be ignored from the canon. After all, we never really knew how Armin’s parents were… of if his parents as we know them were the biological ones.
What if… Armin was connected? To important families?
Let’s start with the Reiss family. Or as we know them, the Fritz family. I’d like to point out the obvious resemblance with Uri Reiss, the patriarch of the Reiss family, and Armin.
The resemblance is uncanny!!!
As you can see, they clearly look like father and son. But how could that even happen? After all, Rod took account of his children, Historia included. We can therefore cross that option out. There’s no way for Uri to have Armin since he tasked Rod with the mission of carrying the progeny but what if… what if he had a secret agenda???
Could… Could he have Armin with Kenny? One way or another? Would that make Armin a Reiss/Fritz and an Ackerman?
That’d explain this scene, then…
his life despite the circumstances after thinking about Eren and the ocean. Supernatural abilities going on? - Ch. 83
Maybe the Reiss blood slows down the Ackerman superstrength?
Ok, there’s that part of Armin’s secret heritage, but what if there was more than that in his blood? What if the Reiss part of his blood imported more features from other families of the continent?
I mean, check this out:
Look how similar the noses (red rectangles) are, but how similar the eyes are too! On four different families! Armin would have some Reeves blood in it, meaning Flegel has an unknown relative, Galliard blood, meaning Porco wouldn’t be alone, Yeager blood meaning Eren was friends with his cousin the whole time and Braun blood which makes Reiner and Armin’s relationship even more complicated.
Would Bertolt’s memories help sort it out? What if Armin was a Hoover as well? That might explain why he was so disillusioned when he saw the ocean. Bertolt was crying when he set sail to Paradis so maybe there’s some Hoover blood in his veins as well. Maybe next chapters will sort it out?
Those lineages would open a lot of possibility for Eren and Armin’s relationships. Eren will probably find out he and Armin are cousins, meaning he can form a blood bond with him and unlock the truth behind this world with the help of his cousin and his Colossal power. Maybe even find out the dirt with Reiner, thanks to his Braun blood!
What if… Armin was vital to defeat the Beast Titan, his other cousin? What if the power of the Colossal ending up in his hands wasn’t just a random result? What if it was connected somehow to the demise of his Reiss-Yeager cousin? With the blood of the enemies of the king, the Tybur clan?
Maybe we can find a connection because both have blond hair.
Oh, and one last important note.
Once, Isayama declared Armin and Nifa were similar, appearance-wise. Look at the caption of this post. Nifa is practically a brunette Armin. If my theory about Armin is confirmed, we officially get Nifa’s full name! Plot hole solved!