My feelings About Levi and Mikasa’s relationship
I really love the way Mikasa’s and Levi’s relationship has grown through the story.
We’ve seen Levi being a responsible leader to his subordinates, tough but caring, exigent but understanding, and that was the captain in him. Now with Mikasa .. it’s the first time Levi is actually involved with someone from his squad on a personal level.
Levi has always recognized Mikasa’s abilities, trusted her enough to place her next to him in missions, and the way I see it, treated her a bit differently than the other squad members! – it could be because Mikasa proved herself reliable or because he saw a piece of him in her, or it’s just a feeling of whatever is this thing that relates them.. or all of this!-.
(for one .. she’s definitely his protégée! )
I always found it funny that whenever Mikasa retorted on Levi roughly he never gets mad or give it much thought.. l
ike Yo I’m your captain where’s manners!
If anything he makes sure to explain things or clear his idea.
And Mikasa –despite the not so encouraging start- definitely looked up to him as a competent soldier and captain, and this was obvious from the female titan Arc where she decided to assume the responsibility for the Humanity’s strongest soldier ‘s injury, and this, is her clearly admitting his worth and statue !
-as opposed to some who picture her as self-delusional who considers herself better than levi.. Mikasa is wiser than that!-
And with time, she has come to trust him. Even after he displayed roughness when dealing with Historia and everyone doubted him, she still chose to believe in him! And I don’t think she would’ve done that if she didn’t catch a glimpse of the person he is behind his tough cold exterior.
Lately it looked as if Levi has started to crack, he’s lost so much, endured so much, and now that Kenny has reappeared evoking questions about his past and who he is, Levi doesn’t seem that level-headed and unflappable person he used to be, If anything a hint of vulnerability has started to creep in.
So maybe it’s time for Mikasa to help him! Not only in matter of strength and fighting –which I think will indeed happen in the Ackerman showdown-
But maybe Mikasa will even act as a new stabilizing force for him, an unspoken close support in this whole past/origins thing they share! And I’m sure Mikasa has the strength needed to knock him out of whatever can absorb him .
If she becomes a person that he cares for and wants to protect, this might even give him more determination, kind of like when Eren is stronger when he needs to protect his loved ones .
It would be nice to see this side of Levi, he was good to Eren but that’s what any good captain would’ve done, I want to see a more personal aspect of the way Levi shows his care!
Not to say this will protect him from danger, since the presence of such a person might only expose him more to it! And I totally see a scenario of Levi dying for someone else but that’s another story!
And It goes both ways..
For Mikasa, this new discovery about herself and origins will certainly trouble her in a way or another, and I’m certain that Levi’s presence will make things a lot easier for her.
Think of how it’ll be great for her to know that she’s not alone in this, that she has a support?
Not someone from her peers, not exactly a friend, someone more mature, someone she can rely on, and can lead her through this unknown path that opened from her past.
She had and will always have Eren and Armin, but her bond with Levi will be different and I think it will help her to mature more and will add a lot to her personality.
I don’t want to expand so much on what I WANT to happen rather than what’s ACTUALLY HAPPENING!
I already did though
but I’m really looking forward to a close
-really close- duo dynamic!
In short this growing bond between Levi and Mikasa has a great potential and will hopefully help both of them grow even more :)
Isayama has put quite an effort in building their relationship and I really want to see where he will take it!