I actually didn't mean that the ackermans were ordinary I meant the lieges whom they have chosen are. If it's a real king you pledge yourself to a solid ideology but as I said "ordinary people" like who Eren was at 9 and Erwin can change. And by temporary I meant that unlike a knight and a king the ackermans are going to follow the liege up to a certain destination and then their paths split if they don't see eye to eye anymore. Levi still believed that there was more road to go together so he
- fought but Would he have stayed if Erwin didn’t want to fight for humanity after finding the truth? and from what I read about Mikasa I think he said he’s going to draw them apart but he’s afraid he wouldn’t depict it satisfyingly enough or something like that? Not sure exactly
Thanks for the clarification.
Isayama has said that while it is instinctive for Ackermans to make these bonds, they are still a choice. Ackermans have autonomy. So if a Liege goes in a direction totally contrary to what the Ackerman believes, I assume they could choose to severe the bond.
It’s important to remember that it’s not the cause or destination that the Ackerman bonds with–it’s the person. Mikasa has openly disagreed with Eren’s decisions numerous times. She never wanted to follow the path he’s chosen, but it’s never been a bond deal breaker. She continues to follow him.
It’s true that Levi bonded with Erwin over Erwin’s cause to save humanity, but when Levi realized Erwin had a selfish side gig, Levi’s attitude was “Ok. I can help with this too”. Levi was willing to accept that Erwin was an ordinary man with personal desires. It wasn’t a bond deal breaker.
I suppose if Erwin had turned to a life of super villainy after learning the truth, and Levi was faced with remaining a super hero in the cause of humanity or becoming Erwin’s partner in crime, “hero” would ultimately win. But even with that I don’t see it being a fast or easy choice. Without writing a full fan fiction here, I expect Levi would first put huge effort in trying to save Erwin from himself.
I just can’t see Levi turning away from Erwin for anything less. If Erwin had decided to retire from the military to take up knitting, for instance, I feel like Levi would’ve used part of the income from his heroic day job to help pay for the yarn. His bond with Erwin would remain.
(Uhhh I am not actively trying to channel Xavier and Magneto vibes here but they creep in unexpectedly at times. Sorry)