Each of the warrior shifters are evaluated on their strengths by Magath this chapter, similar to how Keith Shadis evaluates the 104th trainees. Instead of this happening during a training exercise, it takes place on an actual battlefield. Aside from giving a basic rundown on what each titan is assigned for, it’s explained why each pilot was given their titan…with the exception of Bertolt.
Annie’s fighting skills made her ideal for the all-purpose Female Titan, best for close combat.
Reiner’s dedication to his mission made him suited for the titan meant to take heavy blows and charge headfirst into battle, the Armored Titan.
Marcel’s wit and strength worked well with the smaller-sized and swift Jaw Titan.
Pieck’s intelligence and judgement were needed for the Cart Titan, a titan that isn’t suited as well for fighting like the others and is instead better for longer missions.
Zeke’s strength and throwing skills make the most out of the Beast Titan, with the addition of his royal blood granting him the power to control titans injected with his spinal fluid.
There’s nothing on the reason behind giving him the Colossal Titan – the “God of Destruction,” according to Magath. What kind of person would the military consider suited for such a role?
Bert is the only one of the original warrior trio without as much backstory info, like his home life and family. We’re getting a lot about Reiner now, and we already knew a bit about Annie’s background (her relationship with her father) well before the Marley chapters. So I’m wondering if there’s more about Bert we’ve yet to learn that Isayama is planning to tell. Plus, these chapters focus a lot on Reiner, who was closest with Bert. It would be odd for him to not think much about the guy, especially after losing him in such a traumatic way.
Well if these next chapters show more RBA flashbacks, starting with the attack on Wall Maria from their perspective, that would be a good time to indulge in that info.