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Another random theory about Hanji Zoe because I can
GO AWAY IF YOU DIDN’T READ THE SHIGANSHINA ARC OR WHATEVER unless you wanna get some tragic and colorful spoilers of course in which case i totally feel ya.
Let’s go back to 2013, to the 1st season. More specifically, I want to focus on the 2nd opening. I guess we all remember this:
This scene is a reference, as we all know, to the loss of an eye that Hanji suffered in the battle of Shiganshina. However, when it’s first mentioned that Hanji might have been within the range of the explosion (the one causing the injury), it’s in chapter 79:
The levihan tho
And guess what.
Chapter 79 was released in march. March 2016. And Attack on Titan’s first season ended in 2013.
Let’s take another example: Armin. As we all know, after being transformed into a mindless titan and eating Bertholdt, he becomes the Colossal Titan. However, before that transition he was about to die. And this reminds me of this other opening’s scene:
I think anime creators like to put one spoiler and then another and another. I could make a whole post about opening’s spoilers. But just to reaffirm this, watch second season’s ending and tell me if it isn’t full of spoilers for anime watchers.
Now we’re getting closer to the point of this shitty post.
If we consider the fact that perhaps each scene of each opening and ending is a spoiler itself (and we don’t understand them because the manga is still in process), then I would like to focus on a couple of scenes in particular.
First, this one:
Her mouth is covered with blood
—but whose? I really doubt that Hanji could hurt one of her comrades, but at the same time, mindless titans’ blood evaporates after a few seconds. It leaves steam when it disappears. And there’s steam, but I can say that it goes from somewhere in front of Hanji and lower than her.
If we can rule out that the blood is of a human or a mindless titan, then whose?
A shifter, maybe? There’s always steam when someone transforms into a titan.
Look closer. She had his hand close to her mouth before pulling it away. She doesn’t move it around like she wants to clean herself. It would be weird to say she’s eating something or someone, but yeah, I’m going in that direction.
Isn’t it similar? The fist? No? I wasn’t close to end this anyway.
The scene that follows is basically Levi coming down from the sky and brandishing his swords the way he does when he’s going to kill a titan or cut off the nape of a shifter to get to whoever owns the titan. But even before that you can see a black horse and an empty horse saddle. Since Levi’s horse is black and he’s using the 3dmg, it’s fair to assume that it is, in fact, his horse.
And yet, there is another detail. Since this scene doesn’t make much sense, we could assume that it is about something that has not happened yet, not even in the manga. If this were true, then in that scenario Hanji would be the commander of the Survey Corps, right? That means Levi, who would be second in command, would go to her right.
This whole scene is seen from the same point of view: from somewhere to the left of Levi’s horse.
I couldn’t find specific images, but I’m leaving the 2nd opening’s link below.
So yeah, I think it’s quite possible that Hanji will inherit any of the nine original powers. Not only for all this, but I will leave the rest for another occasion especially since it is not a possibility that excites me too much.
Do me a favor: watch the opening again, and tell me what do you think.
Also, you can read another theory about this same thing here.