Mikasa Ackerman and Historia Reiss
This review will be somewhat extensive, reading various analyzes of different people and my own
Is obvious that Isayama has placed a few parallels between characters that are very different and shows in various panels.
Historia is similar to Ymir and Eren, but there is a symmetry in situations with Mikasa that separates them from the other two respectively and I think Mikasa is aware of this similarity, you could say that “they are like two sides of the same coin” ..
The whole life of Historia
and Mikasa is about the basic cruelty of humanity.
But even the way to lose their mothers is so similar and contradictory at the same time.
In the case of Mikasa his mother died in front of his eyes trying to protect her, this was a fortuitous event by bandits.
In the second case Historia mother denied it with all her strength and before death I wish her death, this fact was something planned by the government.
Having listened to Historia story, I am sure that Mikasa is the one that more than any other person shown, would be familiar with that concept, human cruelty and obviously,
I think that already felt something connected to Historia, because like She, she also had a special person in her life, this brings us to the next point:
Relations with your special person
Well as you know Historia
is the girl who is always with Ymir (Mikasa herself mentioned it in 37).
Like Mikasa is the girl who is always with Eren.
Mikasa learned from Eren something that served him all his life “If you do not fight you do not win”, this would allow him to survive even without Eren as seen in Tross
Historia learned from Ymir something that would also serve him for his whole life “Living with pride every day” this allowed him to rise even without Ymir as seen in the Reiss Saga.
Even the scene in which Mikasa clings to Eren and when Historia clings to Ymir it is rather strange.
Are different in everything but at the same time that parallelism that was seen in the childhoods of Mikasa and Historia persists, just watch
“When Mikasa sees him, he runs with a stunned expression, unable to believe it and instead opens without Titans.
"When Historia sees Ymir dying she runs to her and starts to cry, not caring about the Titans.
"When Mikasa has him in her arms, she breaks down and burst into tears.
"When they manage to rescue Ymir, the queen holds her in her arms and holds her tears, and they take a sweet look.
At that moment Ymir was aware and Eren knocked out, and for the freckle that moment was everything for her and for Eren that moment did not mean anything for being knocked out.
If you came to this point you will see that this parallelism is something fascinating and I do not think it is coincidence
The truth is that this reflects many things and the nature of the two relationships.
Being honest, it is difficult to think that someone as wicked as Isayama wrote something so "Poetic”
Something that until recently I had not noticed is that Mikasa has sympathy for people who like her have a special person in their life.
For example a small thing that is seen in the manga and in the anime is not reflected well, is when Mikasa sees to Franks and Hanna and he listens to him when this one says to him “tranquilízate I will protect you” (this part of the review takes it from Another truth I saw it a few days ago I think)
In the manga it is more than clear that I wanted to do this with Eren and he does it but it did not go as she expected
The greatest example of this we can see in the Saga of “Clash of Titans”
As you know Mikasa is an extreme girl when it comes to Eren always protects what she loves and even though she dislikes killing she does it to those who oppose, without hesitation.
But none of her other opponents had ever found herself in a situation like Christa was at that moment, with which Mikasa herself could be identified.
Jean himself told him (not everyone is willing to die for Eren), but Historia was willing to do everything for Ymir and the freckle felt the same is something that Mikasa could realize even the moment in Udtgar will have reminded her when she herself I cling to Eren when he was reborn, for that kind of connection with a loved one is not something “easy” to find.
I remember when Ymir ate “Christa” all his comrades treated her as a traitor right there, Armin also but Mikasa looked more confused than the others by the action of Ymir
The confrontation with Historia, is very well written and the truth reflects enough, their feelings of both and that so far are willing to arrive but in spite of the threats it was noticed that he was hesitating and did not have a real honor to harm them and I leave them Free.
Now let’s explore their relationship in the Reiss Arc
Now the development between Historia and Mikasa in this saga was very satisfactory, although to the beginnings of the sleeve they had no contact, since it is obvious that it was not seen around Historia because the future queen was a surprise character that the Much development In the arc of the insurrection
We can appreciate how Isayama to them two in the first chapters of the Arc Reiss put them in several panels together despite being centered in Eren and the royal family
In this arc there are things that happened were screen and is very easy to explain.
For example in that Arch it is obvious that Sasha will have asked his friends what happened to Reiner, Berthold, Annie, what happened to the people of Connie and Historia what happened to Ymir is obvious that they talked about this, but they are things that They are not necessary to show since you can deduce it after analyzing,
Now Mikasa and Historia is obvious that they also talked about what happened before (just when they are going to raise firewood and come back together)
It is obvious that Mikasa apologized for what happened and has an idea of what Historia is going through in those moments.
Mikasa in the last mission despite the dead was able to bring his beloved and his family alive, but the other could not and instead lived the worst nightmare of Mikasa, to be abandoned by his special person, to lose his “home”
Even Eren himself spoke of Ymir because he saw Historia very sad and downcast (knowing that he is very insensitive).
Another example of what I am talking about is in 52 When Eren and Connie are peeling potatoes while Historia and Mikasa are cooking
Connie starts to speak badly of Ymir and the little blonde intervenes defending her, saying at the end “I know her” before this Eren and Connie looks at strangers, but Mikasa looks at Historia, I think it’s impossible for her not to feel identified with this.
His reaction when Levi mistreated Historia is funny
The good thing about writing Isayama is that there are things that one has to interpret from the perspective of our characters and Mikasa is one of the deepest characters
Mikasa’s reaction to the news that Eren will die is very similar to when Historia is abandoned, even that emptiness in the eyes is so similar the way Isayama showed him his expressions and the feeling of loneliness.
Also if we think well both are suffering in the same way and that contradictory parallelism in their lives and relationships is present back, since Eren is with Mikasa for good or bad but at the same time is far away and away, while Ymir is Very far from Historia but at the same time this with her giving him strength is pure poetry xD
Historia can understand Eren and Ymir very well, as has been demonstrated in the manga but in spite of everything Isayama did something much more impressive with Mikasa, although the two have opposite personalities in the course of the 2 Months the queen was seen closer With Eren, Mikasa, Armin
Also with so many things that have happened including Ymir (his death announced in the letter although I do not think he is dead yet) and now with the future death of Eren by deterioration, you can deduce how your relationship in Time sky is obvious That they are going to talk about this since it is something that you can only talk to someone who has suffered the same as you and come to understand your feelings, this is one of the great reasons why I really think that between all of them have become More close and will be closer in the future by this connection
Well repeat something in a previous post
Although if they asked me if those two girls are alike, despite all my more sensible answer would be:
They do not look alike
Since one of the girls decided to live by herself for the only desire of his person appreciated and the other girl decided to hold on to that person he appreciated.
But both girls were the same, the two shared a look full of sadness.
This was a long review I hope you have enjoyed until the next