Is it true that Isayama said that Eren must follow Levi's shadow in order to grow/develop? In an interview?
Hello anon! Yup, this is true.
It happened on an interview about Levi, in the August 2014 FRaU magazine. I’m sure you guys have seen this cover around many times!:
This is the same magazine that gave us a lot of important info about Levi (he has insomnia and only sleeps 2-3 hours on his chair, he has good resistance to alcohol and doesn’t get drunk, he fears mold, he takes 3 minute showers, etc.) and about his relationship with other characters (this is the interview where he said Eren is the best at cleaning, too!). Honestly that magazine was so good, it even had character horoscopes, haha.
I am quoting you the translation for the part you asked for:
Isayama: I have also sensed Levi’s appeal, and he is a character that makes me happy whenever I get the chance to draw him. He truly plays a role that helps the main character(s) preserve stability. If Eren has to march forward in pursuit of Levi’s shadow…the entire series could also progress in a similar manner.
(Eren can become shaky whenever he is angry/emotional, but Levi wouldn’t budge in the least). Levi probably can’t express himself like this any longer… Convulsing means that your anger has reached some type of limit, but Levi has probably already evolved past that stage. Levi is a character who existed since I was conceptualizing everything. His personality was settled upon way back then.
The source of this translation is this post by fuku-shuu. Since Isayama was a bit vague, she also clarified on this post what the meaning of his words could be:
1. How I’m interpreting this part from the Chinese is that Eren needs to continue chasing Levi’s shadow in order for the series (And himself) to evolve.
2. Yes, it’s definitely possible that Levi also used to have such emotions/react in such a way - but the nuance here is not that he simply “grew out of it” but has become rather desensitized. It’s meant to incite sympathy towards him, as far as I can tell from the language used.
I love this because it shows how important Eren and Levi’s relationship is for the story. I know that many times, when we get a lot of Eren and Levi official art, merchandise, etc., when they’re featured side by side in magazines, advertisements, and all that stuff, our first reaction is to think: “well this is because ereri is popular and they’re thinking on profit”.
And yes, that might be correct, but it’s not the only reason. Their relationship is essential for the story.
There’s always been paralels between them in the manga, which have been analyzed and discussed again and again, but this is great because this info is coming from Isayama himself, he’s saying it with his own words, and he’s showing us a little bit of his view on them.
He already knew when he was creating the concept of the story, that Levi was going to exist and was going to be a huge influence on the protagonist. And for the ones who read the manga, we have seen how Eren has evolved a lot already. I am really eager to see him after the timeskip!
I know many of you are sad and dissapointed because the lack of interaction between Eren and Levi lately. But Isayama’s story is huge, and has been expanded even more in the latest chapters. On top of that, this is a monthly manga, so things move really slow. But this here, is a real confirmation that Eren and Levi are very important to each other and to the whole story. This honestly makes me really happy and gives me hope that there still will be meaningful moments between them in the future.
HOW THE FLASH 3X22 COULD SAVE LEONARD SNART (a theory)
Ok guys, buckle in, cuz this is going to be a long theory. This will talk about specific events from Legends and Flash, so if you haven’t seen/aren’t caught up on both, spoilers may be ahead.
I’m not well versed in Time Travel or anything like that, and this theory is based off of my understanding of time travel as the Legends and Flash show it, so there may be some errors.
Before we talk about how Snart’s timeline could have changed, let’s take a moment to discuss the two major instances we’ve seen the timeline of a character change before.
First, we have Martin Stein in LoT season 2. They went back in time, and Martin met his younger self. He simply told this younger him to be a better husband, and that changed his timeline drastically. Not only that, but it produced an abberation, Lily, his daughter. I believe it’s also important to note that Martin has memories of both timelines, the one without Lily, and now the one with Lily.
Then we have Barry Allen and FlashPoint. I actually had to laugh out loud when creating that chart at how badly he messed up time. I’m just gonna explain what he did here in case the chart is unclear. At the end of season two, Zoom killed his dad. After he successfully defeated Zoom, he was so distraught that he went back in time to the point his mother died and saved her. This created a second timeline, one in which both parents were alive. After talking to Jay, he was convinced to go back and “reset” the timeline. He went back AGAIN to the moment his mom died, and this time he let her die. He thought this would bring him back to the original timeline, but instead it just created a THIRD timeline, which is the one that the Flash Season 3 has taken place in. He still defeated Zoom and his father still died, but there are some differences. Cisco’s brother died. Caitlin has her Killer Frost powers. Diggle’s kid changed genders. And of course, Alchemy and Savitar are present, which leads to the death of Iris West. Once again, I think it’s important to note that Barry has memories of all three timelines, while the others don’t.
Now, how Snart could potentially live. First, we have to consider where Snart died: the Vanishing Point. I saw a really cool post by @literallyflashtrash about how the Vanishing Point basically exists in its own separate dimension outside of time. What we know about the Vanishing Point is fairly limited, but we know that it exists outside of time, and that it was blown up with the Oculus. From that, we can assume that the Legends could not go back to the Vanishing Point even if they wanted to; one because it’s located out of time so it’s not like a point in history, and two because it was blown up and therefore no longer exists. We can also assume that anything that happened there cannot be changed in any way, because it is located out of time. Basically because of this, anything that happens there is set in stone, and even more so now because of it blowing up.
I saw a theory from @coldtomyflash saying that the Snart we saw in the Flash was probably one from between episodes 9 and 10, so that’s where I’m going with, too. Because he was plucked from time, he has a completely new adventure added to his timeline. And it’s not like nothing significant happened when he was there. Many things happened. He went on a heist with the Flash. He saw Barry and Iris are engaged. He almost died. He gave the Flash the “your goodness is your strength” advice, and he quoted himself, saying “no strings on me” (which broke my heart by the way).
Now, we know from the Flash and from Legends that time can be fragile. As Savitar said, “the more you start messing with time, the less the rules apply to you”, and boy, have the Legends messed with time. Anything Barry told him could change Snart, and anything he saw could have changed him. The possibilities are endless on how those events could make him different (as HR showed with dominoes, changing the right event can stop an outcome)
Possible things that could have been changed:
-This wasn’t an ordinary heist. He almost died! This would make it the second time he had almost died (counting 1x07 when him and Sara almost froze to death). This may make him more careful, or make him not want to sacrifice himself and actually die.
-He saw Barry and Iris were engaged. This may make him think about his future sooner, and maybe make a move on Sara sooner (sorry people who don’t like Captain Canary, but it’s an option). Him and Sara dating earlier may prevent him from volunteering to die.
-After dealing with the Flash and getting “sentimental”, he may deal with Chronos differently (which could change a bunch of things for him)
-Even visiting 2017 could have reminded him of what he has to go back to, and could make him think twice about sacrificing himself
Here’s my favorite theory on how things could have changed. I saw a post from @thecrooktomyassasin about how when he told Barry there’s “no strings on me”, he almost looked like he got deja vu. It was an interesting choice by the Flash to have him tell Barry there’s “no strings on me”, but it was even more interesting to have Barry speed away, and then show Snart repeating the phrase to himself. If adding this event to his timeline did change something, it’s possible that he could start to get memories of events that hadn’t happened to him yet/deja vu. If this is the case, it’s possible that he could gain the memory of his own death, and find a way to avoid it. Keep in mind, when Rip was shown the future, it was Ray who was supposed to die, and Leonard made the conscious choice to take his place (technically to take Mick’s place when he took it from Ray), so it’s not like it was destined for Snart to die.
Now, the main thing that had been hanging me up about Snart dying is that it could undo the entire finale of Legends Season 1, but I’ve come to think that this wouldn’t be the case. That event CANNOT be changed in ANY way, so Snart’s death there was very final. However, if that episode changed any of Snart’s events, that would create an alternate timeline for him. It would create a timeline where he did things differently, and possibly lives (similar to Flashpoint and Martin’s time change). This would make the Leonard Snart at the Oculus almost like a time remnant; it’s existence would remain, it would still sacrifice itself, but it would be expendable, because that’s not Leonard Snart’s timeline anymore. Interestingly enough, this would make Snart an abberation, similar to Lily and Amaya (based on the fact that not only was she plucked from the JSA, but she was killed in Doomworld)
Think of the possibilities with Snart as an abberation! This would be the perfect way to tie him back into the Legends. They track abberations! Imagine them, floating through time, when they get notice of an abberation, and when they go to check it out, it’s SNART! And then during the crossover event, Barry finds out that he saved him! Or even he could end up back on the Flash, and the Legends find out about him during the crossover event next year! There are so many fun possibilities to play around with if Snart’s an abberation, and it will definitely make for some interesting TV.
Once again, I want to state that I’m not well versed in Time Travel or anything like that, and this theory is based off of my understanding of time travel as the Legends and Flash show it, but if I understand correctly, there are ways he could be brought back, and I’m EXCITED!
UPDATE: Now that we’ve seen the Legends Season 3 synopsis, I have another guess on how they can reintroduce them onto the show. The Legends broke time, that much is for sure. It says here Mick meets a member of the team during his Aruba vacation… What if it’s Leonard? He’s the only one not mentioned in the release, besides Amaya, but I would think they would just say Mick finds Amaya during his Aruba vacation. The fact that the didn’t say who it is makes me think it’s Leonard.
⤷ “Hello, there’s protein in the peanut butter”, Nicky said. “Let go of me before I tell Andrew you’re outlawing chocolate. I said let go. You’re not the boss of me. Ouch! Did you seriously just hit me?”
“I’m walking away and pretending I don’t know you”, Aaron said. “Traitor”, Nicky called after him.
“Kevin, just let him go”, Neil said. “It’s not worht fighting over.” “When out defense is sluggish we all suffer”, Kevin said.
“You aren’t serious”, Nicky said. “We’ve got how many hours until serve? This will all be out of my system by then. You can watch me take a shit if you don’t believe me. I didn’t think you were into that kind of thing but - ha”, he crowed when Kevin stomped off. He flashed Neil a triumphant grin, oblivious to the way the store clerks were staring at them.
I am definitely a hardcore Klance shipper, but literally all I want from season 3 is friendship, or at least understanding between Keith and Lance. I want Keith to have support and love from not just Lance but the whole team, ya feel? "Hey man" makes me happy because it's Lance being mature and putting aside the """rivalry""" and being a source of comfort for Keith. He doesn't need romance right now, he needs support from the people he trusts.
YES!! Keith has always been a loner since so many people have left his life and seeing the team really care for him is such a good thing for him
The very first Captain America comic has a release date of March 1941, so in order to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of our beloved Steven Grant Rogers, I have asked Tumblr users to submit their favorite Cap comic panels, art, quotes, pictures, meta, gifs, and/or write-ups on what Captain America means to them. And here is what Cap’s fans have to say… (please feel free to reblog and add your own favorite Steve Rogers moments, etc. to this post).
“Life is all about finding yourself through experiences, and about learning more and more about who you are and what you’re capable of. If you’re getting older and not succeeding in anything or doing anything to make a positive impact on people, then you’re not living. You’re just waiting for death. Get out there and make an impact on people, whether it’s by helping them directly or by doing research to make their lives better or just by inspiring them. Do something good to be remembered for. This is more important than money.”
random ASD Klaus headcanon: because klaus has such an insanely good memory, I feel that probably like 70% of his everyday conversation is delayed echolalia and nobody even notices because he’s got so many quotes stored away in his brain, from movies and TV and things people have said to him, that can fit basically every situation. also i feel like sometimes when people tell him he’s done a good job, instead of saying thank you he just repeats what they just told him like ‘good job klaus’ ‘yeah good job klaus’
*reminder that all comments below are OPINIONS though some may be stated in a matter-of-fact tone, feel free to agree or disagree and comment below*
Let’s Start With SHIPS:
Canon: Jules and Emma, Kieran and Mark, Cristina and Diego, Ty and Kit, Livvy and ? (Have we even met him yet? Or her?)
BUT I don’t believe this will come without conflict! I predict so much conflict between CRISTINA, KIERAN, EMMA, and MARK. Mark literally has three “love” interests, what a guy.
So that’s why I predict that Mark and Emma will not last for long as a fake couple. I know “why lie” ruined our lives so much, but I don’t think Emma agreed. Someone is gonna call Bullshit on their relationship (excuse my french), but I don’t know who it is? Who do you guys think it will be? Someone in the Blackthorn family? Someone at the New York Institute? Arthur? Who knows!
Someone is gonna find out about Emma and Julian, (I also don’t know who that will be) but I don’t think it will be a member of the Blackthorn family because those kids are smart and would have figured it out already. I suppose it could by Livvy, but I doubt she’s a secret keeper.
I think the details behind the parabatai law are going to become more known throughout TDA, especially the ones about the glowing runes. They have been hinting at them since Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. Simon noticed the glowing runes, the powerful energy that came off of Emma and Julian that seemed abnormal. If he noticed it, others probably have too, but no one thinks anything of it. I don’t believe it will be Jem or Tessa at least until the third book. Although they are not Shadowhunters and have no legal obligations to the clave, I don’t think they’ll admit to knowing until later. They probably figure that Emma is a smart girl who will figure it out on her own.
As for Jules and Emma, I read this interesting quote from Lady Midnight which I believe will apply to my theory. “It isn’t a matter of stopping the clock, but of making it run backward. And for that, the clock will need to be broken.”
We all know that the only way out of a parabatai bond is through death, and since Cassie has basically confirmed the death of a major character, I’m gonna go ahead and say that I honestly believe it will be Julian.
Quote: “you’re a good boy, but it won’t help you in the end.”
Good news though, I don’t think he will be dead for long. I see SOOO many similarities between Jace and Clary and Emma and Jules, and I think that’s why CC includes so many flashbacks of Emma admiring Clace and their relationship. No, I don’t think the Angel will come down and help them out like they did in CoG. And while “true loves kiss” only really works out in mundane fairy tales, I don’t know if it will apply to this situation. But with Clary’s help, and the power of their love and relationship, what if Emma can create a rune to bring him back? Just a thought.
Quote: “Because if Julian died, you wouldn’t try to bring him back?”
A lot of people think it could be Emma, and there are a lot of hints in Lady Midnight about Emma “hurting the family”, but I don’t think it will be her. That quote about Julian still gets to me.
I do think she will make herself crazy (literally) trying to deny her love for Julian. Anyone would! still, I will entertain the theory that it is in fact Emma by adding this quote: “you have no idea what your death will spare your beloved Julian, so think about that as the life leaves your body. In a way, your death is a mercy.”
Enough about Emma and Jules! How do we solve the Cristina/Mark/Kieran dilemma!
Unfortunately, there are a lot of theories out there that Kieran will die. I hate to admit that I agree with that theory. Although this might make you guys sad, I think it will be good to see Mark without a love interest. Here’s why: Mark feels indebted to Kieran. I don’t think there’s real love there, maybe there could be, but not while Mark thinks that he owes Kieran or while Kieran thinks that Mark owes him. They need to address this, and if they don’t….. I genuinely think Mark would be better off alone.
Jaime Rosales will make a return in LOS! I think this will stir up a ton of drama with Cristina and Diego. Especially after Cristina learned that while Diego’s intentions were never to hurt her, Jaime could care less. I don’t see why Diego would be a bad match for Cristina! He’s PERFECT! But I believe Cristina will think she’s settling by choosing Diego. So he’s gotta prove himself. C'mon Diego! The rest of the characters in the book have fallen in love with his looks. We can’t see his looks, so I don’t doubt that CC is gonna add some mushy gushy & romantic scenes between them, especially if they’re canon.
I feel SO bad for Livvy, she gets no appreciation, and deserves a storyline. I hope she gets a love interest or at least a parabatai (Kit???) she is gonna feel like such a third wheel between Kit and Ty, so I hope she can step up and create a role for herself.
DRU! CC says that she will have a significant crush. I predict it will be Kit or Jaime, and I don’t see how it could be anyone else. Thoughts?
Tavvy, baby… I don’t know what will happen to him but he was already traumatized in Lady Midnight so I don’t predict anything bad! All my love to that cute lil bean.
KIT AND TY I KNOW YOU HAVE ALL BEEN WAITING IM SORRY. Ok so Ty is gonna be all frazzled because FEELINGS and kit is gonna be like THIS IS SO OVERWHELMING, so im predicting a huge fight between them before they become a couple bc TENSION, and I see Livvy being the mediator. Also, Jem and Tessa encourage Emma to be a mentor to Kit, I don’t know if that’s gonna happen so I guess we will have to see!! Anyway, my kitty heart is happy because i love them. Kit and Livvy as parabatai? Will Ty go to the scholomance? (I think yes I’m sorry guys) that way, Livvy and ty both get what they want. Life could also be shitty to Ty and Liv and neither of them get what they want, but let’s be real, in CC’s world, happy things happen for people like them, so I have high hopes.
The trans character? DIANA. I know people have noted that she is sketchy because of her brother, but her “brother” is dead. Here’s a quote from lady midnight: “[Catarina Loss] She’s a nurse, a nurse to mundanes, how do you think I found out about..” “She didn’t tell you about me, Malcolm.” Hmm.. Hmm… Whether it’s her or not, I’m so glad the trans community is getting representation! It’s well deserved. Thank you CC!
As for the major plot twist at the end of Lord of Shadows, I don’t think it’s Emma and Jules. The major plot twist at the end of Lady Midnight happens to Emma and Jules, and I don’t think CC has the heart to hit us harder when it comes to their relationship. Although of course I could be wrong, I think it might be with Ty and Kit, or Mark and Kieran. It might not even be about ships at all so I guess we will have to see.
I’m also excited to see the role that Jem and Tessa play in the dark artifices series! I think the fact that they haven’t played much of a role in Emma’s life will put her at a severe disadvantage. Also, why can no one remember their wedding? I am excited to find out.
Love to you all! I can’t wait until May 23rd when we see if I’m right or wrong, and 2018 to see if I was really really wrong or maybe even right!
I want to know your opinions, so PLEASE share them below!
Toffee and Ludo were the main antagonists of season 2, but one thing between them that’s very different is…the possibility for redemption, along with their motives.
Toffee has gone through god knows how many years of prejudice and at some point I imagine he finally snapped, as anyone would under the weight of so much racism would. We weren’t given a concrete reason for Toffee to have done what he had, but we can easily imagine seeing what monsters had lived through. And what Toffee lived through. As my favorite quote goes, “evil isn’t born, it’s made.” He was far too embittered with hate to accept a treaty between monsters and Mewmans. It wouldn’t fix things in his eyes. He is sadly a good example of a ‘villain too far gone to be saved.’
Ludo on the other hand, his every move is motivated by his one desire: to earn love and approval. Ludo’s suffered a hard life, and by the looks of it, had only one family member that actually loves him. He’s been abused by those that were supposed to nurture him and he’s always looking for that void to be filled, and tries to fill it with the male figures that come in his life, hoping for love and guidance to fill the role of a father he never had. ie: Toffee and Glossaryk.