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Mrs Ring’s anger and violence when the verdict was brought in were intense. Shaking her fist in Hamilton’s face she said, “If thee dies a natural death I shall think there is no justice in heaven.” In this connection it is a curious fact that both Chief Justice Lansing and Hamilton died as she predicted. The former was not seen alive after he left his hotel one day, in 1829, to reach the Albany boat, and his body was never found.
—  The Intimate Life of Alexander Hamilton
By Allan McLane Hamilton
Attack on Titan MBTI -- Levi Ackermann

INTJ – Levi Ackermann

The Architect”


I see.  So many people.  Argue over this one.

However, I also see many incorrect characterizations of Levi.  To me, he has one of the easiest personalities to pin–but that could be because I, too, am an INTJ.  

As you might assume, this is a spoiler-heavy post.  Proceed with caution.

First, I want to address a stereotype of INTJs that probably makes most people stray from thinking of Levi as this type (and while I’m at it, the same goes for ISTJs):

INTJs are not always “smart.”  Part of how one grows academically is one’s personality, yes, but another huge part of it is one’s environment.  Keep in mind that Levi probably had an extremely limited education, if any, and he was not taught that schooling was important.  

However, Levi is very intelligent–just not booksmart. It’s important to distinguish the differences between the two, as I see a lot of people characterize other people in real life as an INTJ/ISTJ because they’re “bookish,” instead of paying attention to their actual personality and breaking down each part of the MBTI type.  (Though, if we take Junior High!Levi into consideration, he actually is quite good at school, judging by the 95/100 he got on a test.)


INTJs are notoriously rational and independent–something that definitely rings true for Levi.  He tends to keep to himself, especially emotionally, and he has been criticized for being too harsh or robotic, which happens to be a common stereotype for INTJs, too.  


–Levi is quick-witted and strategic.  

It’s not something he himself gives himself credit for, but I don’t think Erwin would have pulled Levi into the Corps AND given him a squad of his own otherwise.  As I mentioned before, he is street-smart, and he also is able to see things from a variety of perspectives.  

–He is confident.

“If it comes to killing him, I can do it.”  Levi said this in regards to taking down Eren if need be during his trial.  Levi has definitely lost that confidence as time has gone on (because we also need to take into account that Levi is NOT neuro-typical, but I’ll save that for another time).  However, if he knows something to be true, he sticks to that.  

–He is independent and decisive.

I don’t feel like I need to explain this one much at all–all you have to do is watch the first season of the anime to see it.  Erwin lets Levi run around on his own because Levi is incredibly capable on his own.  

–Levi is incredibly hard-working and determined.

Even as a thug, Levi made sure he was the best of his kind.  Granted, he does have special Ackermann-strength or whatever, but I don’t think it matters.  He didn’t know he was special–he just worked hard because he knew that he had to.  Once given a task, Levi analyzes it, and if it seems worth his time, he will do it to the utmost.  

–Levi is open-minded.

This doesn’t seem immediately obvious, because I think people mostly associated open-mindedness with extroversion and gullibility. However, almost everyone in the Corps has to be open-minded to some extent.  They have to be ready to change on the dot because they’ve discovered something new about the Titans, or they have to to develop a new way of fighting. Levi is stubborn, yes, but he is open-minded.  Otherwise, he would not have believed Hanji’s proposal about the Titans coming from humans.  He would not have accepted the role of Squad Leader watching over Eren.

–He’s a jack of all trades.

Erwin uses Levi to the Corps’ advantage because of the combination of qualities listed above.  Levi can do whatever, so he will, if he believes it is worth doing.

–He’s arrogant.

This died down a bit once he entered the Corps, but Levi has an arrogant streak in him.  He’s aware of his abilities, and he’s also aware that no one else is really like him.  It makes him stubborn and insensitive in result.

–Levi is judgmental.

The problem with most INTJs is that we are overly rational.  Even to other Thinking types, INTJs can be brutal.  Levi is not an exception–we see it most with Hanji, how he’s not afraid to question her methods.  He also is pretty unforgiving to people like Pastor Nick, Reeves, and so on.

–He is overly analytical.

INTJs are perfectionists, and once a goal is in mind, they will do anything to accomplish it.  That’s a common stereotype, but it mostly applies to INTJs that are not neuro-typical.  Levi is one, though, and it’s best shown in his relationships with other people.  Though he obviously loved and cared about his first squad, he prioritized them as soldiers, not as his friends.  The same goes for his relationship with Erwin–and when his analytical side crumbled, we were left with a man overcome by his emotional attachments who was unable to make the logical decision.  In other words, Levi uses his analytical, logical side as a sort of defense mechanism in the environment of this story–which is not uncommon for someone who has undergone trauma.

–Levi hates when things are overly-structured.

This whiny baby, I swear to god.  16Personalities has this quote: “Blindly following precedents and rules without understanding them is distasteful to INTJs, and they disdain even more authority figures who blindly uphold those laws and rules without understanding their intent.  Anyone who prefers the status quo for its own sake, or who values stability and safety over self-determination, is like to clash with INTJ personality types.”  Let’s see, here:  Zackley, Nile, Nick, Reeves, and Rod Reiss–what do they all have in common?  Levi does not get along with them, and the preceding quote explains why. He even hated Erwin at first, because he did not understand that Erwin had greater intentions when they first met in the underground. Notice that, once Levi understood that Erwin did not fit that description, he started to trust him and followed him faithfully.

–He is not romantic.

I’m not saying he’s necessarily aromantic.  However, INTJs are judgmental and analytical to the point that “romance” in their relationships is not what other people would define as “romance.”  It is not his focus, but even if their world was safer and much different, I don’t think that would change this aspect of his personality.  He is the last person to see the world through any kind of rose-colored glasses; Levi barely even understands basic human emotion, so to say he is any kind of charming or romantic is completely incorrect.  

Before the breakdown, I’d like to share a passage from 16personalities about INTJs in the workplace:

“Titles mean little to INTJs–trust and respect are earned, and INTJs expect this to be a two way street, receiving and delivering advice, criticisms and results.  INTJs expect their managers to be intelligent enough and strong enough to handle this paradigm.  A silent INTJ conveys a lack of respect better than all their challenges ever will.”

Think about Levi’s relationship with Erwin, versus his relationship with Pyxis, Nile–literally any other high-ranking officer, or even someone of higher social status than him, like Reeves or Rod Reiss.  Think of how much Levi openly criticizes Erwin–because he knows that he can, and he also knows Erwin will do the same for him. Levi doesn’t like to be slowed down by anything, even his comrades, but his questioning mind is not always out of hostility, as some assume and interpret.  It’s just part of this personality type.


So, when we break down I-N-T-J:

I-Introversion, or a focus on the inner self

Levi keeps to himself, and he does not need to project onto other people. His highly analytical nature also naturally makes him more introspective, and considering what he’s been through, he has a lot to think about.  However, he is far from selfish.

N-Intuition, or a focus on facts supported by other facts

Levi likes to keep things short and sweet, without stumbling over one possibility on top of another.  Though he is analytical, he keeps things factual and unbiased.  “Cut to the chase” could be his motto.  In fact, I’m pretty sure he uses it more than once in canon.

T-Thinking, or a focus on logic

Though we’ve seen an exception to this at the end of the Serum Bowl, Levi is just…not in tune with his emotions.  I don’t think it’s just based on his upbringing–it seems to just be how his mind works.

J-Judgment, or a focus on decided paths and plans

Levi is not known for his strategic abilities, but he is perfectly capable of making plans.  However, he often leaves them to Erwin, and sometimes even Hanji or Armin.  


Levi is a complicated guy, and I often see him characterized as an ISTJ or INTP.  However, I have confidence that he fits the bill of the INTJ, especially when I read through other summaries of the personality type.  I hope we can see more of him again soon…


And, if you don’t agree, remember this is just for funsies, and I love reading other people’s analyses. C:

Solid Script: Heat

Hey friends! Here’s a little oneshot for Levy McGarden Day :) I just love her and thought it would be fun to take a look back on her childhood. This one is totally safe for work, (lol) I know that might be a little surprising given my track record. I promise lovefest prompts are in the works so you’ll get some of that later ;) I hope you all enjoy! Please let me know what you think; feedback is immensely appreciated. 


Prompt: Levy McGarden <3

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Solid Script: Heat


Levy’s heart raced, how many spots would be left? Master only ever chose a maximum of eight mages; it may already be over.

“The seventh participant in this year’s S-class promotion trial is Levy McGarden.”

A wave of goosebumps coursed down to her fingertips; finally, it was her turn. Makarov listed off the last participant, and the guild hall erupted in cheers, swearing, and laughter. It almost felt like a dream; she would actually be participating in the S-class trial. Levy had watched year after year as amazing wizards—her friends—fought for that elite title. She was now entering a select group within Fairy Tail, the future of the guild. This exam was hers to win and hers to lose.

Levy’s mood suddenly dampened, and she followed her teammates to a bench near some of the others. Levy was heedless to the chatter about deciding partners as it filled the air. Jet and Droy’s cheers fell on deaf ears. Her mind fixated on that one thought: the trial was hers to lose. Levy let her head settle onto her hands, exhaling soft and low, loosing herself to a time long passed.


Levy stiffened at a tap on her left shoulder, arms tensing reflexively.

“I didn’t mean to startle you, child,” Makarov apologized, sitting down next to her at the table. Levy looked over at him, previous apprehension gone.

“It’s ok, Master, I was just lost in my book. I didn’t notice you come over.” She placed a thin bookmark down to save her page. Makarov carefully watched Levy’s face. She’d been around the guild for a while now, but she’d yet to move on from the past she refused to mention.

“You seem to love those books.” It was no secret that Levy was in the library so often she occasionally slept there. He knew her books would be the key to untying the knot in her heart; he just needed to know where to start pulling.

“I do! I love them,” she chirped, “Erza brings me a new one every time she comes back from a job outside Magnolia.” Levy smiled, admiring the open book on the table in front of her.

Makarov moved in closer to the young girl. “Is that one special?”

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Levi was wrong; [love] could control the beast

Thank you guys for the favs and reblogs of my thoughts about Levi and Eren’s visual novel!! 

I wanted to add in that same post about what Levi meant by ‘not even love’ being able to control Eren’s true essence, but it would have made it too heavy! This is why I am posting my thoughts here. It also includes my views on Levi’s view of Eren.

There are going to be many references to the previous analysis, so here’s the link: How Levi sees Eren (Official VN)

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NOTE: SPOILERS. My appreciation of Rivamika

Basically, my analysis of Levi and Mikasa’s relationship and their respective characters. This is what I use for my fanfics/for shipping. 

I think a lot of us have over-analyzed and given rivamika in exchanges that are very well, simply, organic and platonic; in exchanges that can well be attributed to how they interact with those around them in general - not some special rivamika moment we want that’s isolated and solely between them alone. So, here is my appreciation of our Rivamika moments and the search for that something special Levi feels only for Mikasa and vice versa, not as a teammate nor a leader - but as individuals.

1. Levi and Mikasa at Eren’s trial. 
Levi lingered because of Mikasa’s death glare, one Levi initially doesn’t understand because he knows nothing of the Shinganshina trio back then. All he saw was a girl with a look as if she was so ready to skin him alive. (Which she was.) 
_contrary to the view that he found a connection there. 
_However, Levi could’ve met her glare with surprise because - with his popularity as the humanity’s strongest, no one yet - rather, no one would dare look him straight to the eye, let alone openly and intensely glare him to kingdom come. 

2. Levi and Mikasa against the Female Titan. 
With age comes incomparable death (both in our time and in their universe). Mikasa, being young, is rash and, unlike the much older Levi, desperate to keep everyone she loves alive. Levi also wants this but knows the bitter reality of survival. When he sees Mikasa rampaging, he sees his younger self and knows exactly what she felt; even if just a faint, painful recollection. So, our dear Levi, quick to empathize, devices a way to save Eren INSTEAD of the goal - which is to capture the Female Titan. 
_contrary to the view that he did it because there’s something about Mikasa. Rather, he saw himself in Mikasa. He saw everyone he failed to save in Eren. I really think he’s looking out for the Shingnshina Trio by now, to save something from his past he himself failed to do back then. 

_NOTE for RivaMika points. If it weren’t for Levi, Mikasa would be pretty much dead. Even earlier then, I didn’t realize this. I only thought that, if Levi hadn’t shown up, Eren wouldn’t be retrieved. (I wonder if Mikasa realizes this. So far, it seems to me that she doesn’t. More than Eren’s life, she has to acknowledge she also owes hers to Levi. OR is that more telling of her character? - That compared to Eren’s life, she gives zero fucks for her own.) 

<I missed the whole Eren controlling titans parts in the manga because I wanted to save some surprise for the anime. So I won’t be able to note Levi and Mikasa’s characters in those scenes.>

3. Rivamika team up to rescue Eren. (again)
By this point, we know that Mikasa feels remorse for making humanity’s strongest take a break to recover. (We see this when Annie in titan form was trying to escape. Mikasa made sure, in Levi’s stead, she didn’t. + Asking how Levi’s injury was.) As well, her respect and trust for Levi has grown. She no longer questions him and even leads the rally for others to put their trust in Levi.

In his squad, she unconsciously becomes Levi’s right hand woman. She is no longer rash and is able to control her protectiveness over Eren. (We also see this during Jean and Eren’s brawl. Mikasa doesn’t stop them, doesn’t stand in for Eren. Instead, she enjoys herself. By this time, her world is wider. It is not simply herself, Eren and Armin anymore.)

On the other hand, the trust Levi puts on Mikasa is the trust he puts on everyone in his team. He knows each one has their own strengths. And, being the experienced leader he is, is able to put everyone to good use. He and Mikasa, being of the same blood, are just more in tune with each other; have the same wavelengths. 
_Instead of phrasing it that he thinks Mikasa is an incredible fighter through Rivamika goggles, there is nothing more in this because, as team leader, it’s his job to sift through his team’s strengths. 

4. Levi and Mikasa for the serum. 
When Mikasa finds out about Armin’s death and sees the desperate scene unfolding before her; the impossible choice Levi was to make; when she was advancing towards him with her blades out (if I recall correctly) - I honestly, HONEST TO GOD, thought she was going to slice his hands to get the serum to Armin. 

It was fear I saw in Levi’s eyes when he found Mikasa. I didn’t think at all that it was remorse/guilt. 

Mikasa is a woman of action. She has a rank of priorities. And on the top of her list - Eren and Armin. While Eren and Armin entered the legion for humanity’s sake, I believe Mikasa entered because Eren and Armin did. (Her motivation to fight for humanity, I think she only later appreciated upon meeting everyone else.) So, when she sees Armin dead. The serum in the hands of a tortured Levi. And Eren desperately begging for Armin’s life. She knew what she had to do. She had the obvious advantage over the burnt out Levi. It was so easy - to kill Levi, to get the serum, to save Armin. 

But, she didn’t. She recoiled. 

While Eren continued to plead, she lost herself to her sobbing because she, having been exposed to Levi’s motivations (which is humanity’s survival), has acknowledged the harsh reality. Now that I think about it, her character has grown quite a damn LOT. (Total character development right here! From having shunned the world, limiting herself to the trio; she now sees the greater picture.) 

On the other hand, Levi who knows what is necessary for humanity to move forward - does the unthinkable. He goes against this harsh truth and chooses to save the trio; save Armin. I really have no idea what to make of his decision. I have no idea what to make of how he saw Erwin. Oddly enough, while Mikasa acknowledges what is necessary for humanity; Levi seems to have fallen astray? All I know is he thought that, overall, even amid humanity’s battle; Erwin deserved to rest, that they were selfish for even thinking to keep him alive. In this decision, we see that while Levi’s motivations run for humanity’s best interest, his decisions ultimately depend on the sake of his closest relationships - that he’s a softy. (This also happened after he overhears the trio back in the safehouse talk about the ocean.) (But, I really don’t understand his decision. So, that may need some other post/analysis.)  Maybe, Isayama wanted to show how complex his characters could be.

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Looking at everything, I can’t isolate scenes that I can safely say are Rivamika, not some team exchange for the battle for humanity whatever, other than these two I concede to there being something more; something just between Levi and Mikasa. Not as fighters, teammates, fellow-Ackermans; but as individuals who may just progress into that vague term I’ve been using - “something more.” 

1. Historia hits Levi. 

There is just no other explanation to this. Even I can’t say this is just a team thing, Mikasa respects him, whatever. 

While everyone else is close to losing their breath, Mikasa is smiling! WHY. WHYYY. No other reason than - She is not afraid of Levi. She knows Levi will not retaliate. She is amused by Historia. AND, she is amused by Leviiiiiiii’s iritated/shocked reaction. (It’s obvious the panel is dedicated to Levi’s reaction - seeing how everyone else is on the edge.) 

Even while reading this part, (when I read, I just glance and move forward), I found her smile odd. Although a Rivamika fan, I just put this aside because I had to finish the manga. But as I look back - I can’t rationalize this smile other than her amusement towards Levi. This is great because she sees Levi more than simply a crass, pushy captain; that there is actually something about him that can make her smile. 

2. How Levi has always spoken to Mikasa. 

He has never been crude to her. There has always been compassion, a gentleness. HE HE HE. HI HI HI. Always. Alwayyssss. (In the carriage scene. In the leg scene. In the Ackerman lineage scene.) 

BONUS. Mikasa is taller than Levi. 
Isayama himself has said (if the YT 107 facts are to be trusted), that Levi has no preference, not even if he prefers the opposite gender. All Isayama said for a fact, is that Levi has always been keen on tall people. 

TO END, (I really don’t know what I’m talking about by this point LOL.) While it’s fun over-analyzing for Rivamika - I stay true to what I said; that there is barely anything on that we can use for shipping rivamika that every other shipper could so easily use; that I don’t really know what I’m shipping (at times I find myself shipping Hange/Levi and Eren/Mikasa then feel guilty.); that I retract my prior posts about Levi and Mikasa’s character developments. 

We may be tempted to say Levi and Mikasa have this great connection in those parts I’ve mentioned, (not that there’s a problem with it because - a shipper’s got to ship), we cannot deny that SNK is a survival/action story; that all those moments are moments of the team and not necessarily rivamika. 

anonymous asked:

eren learns how to make the perfect cup of tea for levi through trial & error. @ 1st they were bad, but levi never had the heart to tell him. eren has always been good at reading ppl's faces however so he kept trying until levi's face twisted up no longer. levi doesn't give eren too many chores as he knows how tired experiments & the weight of his responsibilities can make him. eren's friends tease him for this & whine & complain but drop it when they start to notice how the 2 look at each other

YES!!!!!!!! YES eren is someone who will not give up until what he’s doing for levi is absolutely perfect - be it making a cup of tea, cleaning, washing his shirts or whatever and levi adores his determination (THIS IS CANON BY THE WAY IT’S CANON 100%)

Before Eren’s Trial

Levi (To Erwin): I told Pixis about how I approved about your strategy to let Eren join the Survey Corps, and he said that we were “sociopaths”.

This is kind of hard to put into words but one thing about these two is that they seem to see each other as they really are.

I mean, due to their skills, they are hailed as the humanity’s heroes, its champions, and it is this perception of them that often colours other people’s reaction to them. It is more visible with Levi but Mikasa had her own share of it, too (in-universe and out-of-universe both). It’s like people see their skills as soldiers first and foremost and their other characteristics/abilities/flaws/whatever get overlooked or dismissed.

Not so with the two of them themselves. Mikasa doesn’t seem overly impressed with Levi even before the trial business (the scene where SC leaves for an expedition from Trost) and while she comes to respect him eventually, it’s the respect towards an equal, not towards some heroic figure. She can match him in combat, there’s nothing to wonder at there and so she is more quickly aware of his quirks and flaws.

Levi also gets to see the less perfect parts of Mikasa pretty quickly - her impulsiveness when it comes to Eren’s safety, her hidden temper - and he not only calls her out on it, he advises her how to correct it (I know there are other people who call out Mikasa’s overprotectiveness but they seem used to it in a way - “that’s how Mikasa is, nothing to do about it” - and thus do nothing further beyond the calling out).

TLDR: Mikasa and Levi see the other’s flaws, have no reason to be too impressed by the other’s skills considering they can match them and it puts them on a wonderfully equal footing.

Ereri Multichapter Masterlist

Completed:

A Tenuous Third Space: In which Attack on Titan is the MMORPG they all play, and Eren meets Levi online.

These Weren’t Memories: Eren Jaeger had spent the last two weeks tending and nursing a huge fucking crush, and Levi had been the one stupid enough to plant the seed in whatever hormonal abscess passed for a teenaged heart.

Blame It on the Weather: Eren is about to begin his freshman year of college. One day he trips into the arms of a handsome stranger, which would be par for the course if he was the star of a romantic comedy. But he’s not.

The Misanthrope: The story is set in an AU world where Eren was only a child when the humanity won against Titans. When he’s fifteen, he meets Levi, humanity’s introverted hero, who is not exactly the kind of person people believe he is.

The 6th Ward: A comedy about being dead.

Levi is finally returning to work as a nurse after recovering from a car crash that nearly killed him. Nothing says “welcome back” like realizing he’s lost his marbles and can see the disembodied spirits of the comatose patients in the 6th ward. He begrudgingly helps them learn how to be dead. Eren, the newest coma patient in the 6th ward, has six months to learn how to be dead. Good luck, kid.

Ongoing:

The Strange and the Usual: When Eren finds himself stuck in what is essentially a halfway house for supernaturally inclined misfits, there’s no stopping the veritable shopping list of events that leave him pushed closer and closer to ex-exorcist, Levi. But when is it ever that simple?

Snow and Silence: When reclusive Eren Yeager finds a half-frozen stranger on his front porch, he has no idea how much the encounter will come to change his life. And yet, even as his fascination grows, so do the mysteries around the enigmatic man. Who exactly is Levi, and can Eren trust him?

River’s End: Levi and Eren grew up together as brothers. They were in love. That was all there was to it.

It’s Funny Because Eren Can’t Read: In the Recon Corps, reading and comprehending paperwork is equally as crucial as it is beyond the realm of Eren’s capabilities. However, with his CO’s confidential tutelage, Eren is sure he’ll be able to catch up with his comrades in no time… if he can shake this unexpected suspicion that his fondness for humanity’s strongest soldier isn’t simple hero worship.

Hint: He cannot.

As the title suggests, this was originally intended to be a lot funnier than it is. It’s still funny, but only as a side effect of the tension between Eren’s crippling teenage confusion and Levi’s pervasive neurosis.

Words Cannot Describe: People had always said that Eren wasn’t right in the head. As a kid, it didn’t bother him. But hearing those words now stung in a way he could never have imagined.

The World Without Walls: The world without walls is a big, big place, as it turns out, and finding someone you never knew you were missing in it can be a hell of a thing.

Alternate character titles include: Erwin “Your Problems Amuse Me” Smith, Mikasa “Painfully Blunt” Ackerman, Armin “Sass Is The Best Solution” Arlert, Eren “More Persistent Than A Terminal Illness” Jaeger, and Levi “Why Are You Crying, Stop That Immediately” ???????. (Now Featuring: Hanji “This Is A Little Bit Illegal, Let’s Do It” Zoe and Sasha “There’s So Much Food And I Can Have All Of It, This Is The Best AU Ever” Braus.)

Critical: Alternate Universe - Levi moonlights as a sharp-tongued food critic, Eren is an aspiring chef. Shenanigans.

Fairy Tales: Eren is found discouraged and homeless, when he is offered a job as a maid by a stranger. He does the one thing he tells himself not to do; fall in love with the prince.

Spray Cans and Fire Escapes: Doodles in margins could never amount to much, or so says that brat downstairs who won’t turn down the goddamn music and crawls home, up the fire escape, battered and bruised more days than not.
At the same time, Eren can’t imagine who the street artist Corporal could be, behind the veils of winged paintings and tags. He also can’t help but be inspired by him.

It takes two to Tango: Eren Jaeger is a freshman is college in a big city away from home. Having finally settled into a routine of friends and classes, he is given the suggestion to try out for a dance group. Having been involved Eren takes the chance. This is story of Eren and Levi going through trials of love, heart ache, and friendship.

Special Interns Squad: Levi was content to go to work, do his job well, and maintain a fairly steady routine. Naturally, being placed in charge of a team of interns was not included in this list. It didn’t help that Erwin kept giving them ludicrous assignments that no intern should be doing. Or that Hanji uses the interns to torment him. Or that one of his new subordinates seemed to be getting more and more attractive by the day.

Sometimes Things Turn Out For The Best: Levi has been Armin’s literary editor for over a year when Eren suddenly realizes he harbors feelings for the other male. As it turns out, Levi reciprocates those feelings, but a completely clueless Eren and a socially challenged Levi result in one hell of an awkward courtship.

Cleanup Crude: They claimed to have won the war, but Levi knew that was bullshit. There was nothing satisfying, or even comforting, about what had happened after Trost.

So they were killing the titans more easily than they ever had before. So they’d pushed the titans out of Wall Maria. So they were finally pushing the titans back, reclaiming what was theirs by right.

None of that changed what Levi knew, and what Levi knew changed everything. He couldn’t fight, not like this, and he couldn’t retire, not like this.

So he cleaned.