I’ve been trying to pull out the important bits from chapter 87 and here’s what I’ve got:
1. It’s confirmed that the marley’s plan to exterminate all the eldian’s.
2. It’s confirmed that the smiling titan is dinah fritz (grisha’s ex wife did eat his new wife).
3. It’s confirmed that all the trost titans are the ex-revolutionists.
4. It’s discovered that kruger is the owl and the rogue titan (did he actually safe grisha that day his sister was killed? idk!). Also, it seemed to me that kruger didn’t want it to be known that dinah was from the royal bloodline - was this maybe to protect zeke?
5. It’s discovered that only eldian’s can be turned into titans.
6. It’s discovered that new titans are made when the spinal fluid of an existing titan is injected straight into the spine of the victim.
7. It’s discovered that mikasa and eren have actually been imprisoned for disobeying a superior officer and endangering the lives of fellow soldiers (hanji was being totally serious!).
8. It’s confirmed that eren has grisha’s memories (what this means for the future and for eren’s sanity, i do not know. poor boy! It only seems to get worse.)
9. Interestingly, armin is free to do as he pleases i.e. he isn’t behind bars despite being a new titan shifter whose previous incarnation had been an ‘enemy of the people’ (sorry bertl ily!) i wonder how that conversation went with zackley and the others. i wonder how it all went. I want to know. I really hope isayama’s going to fill us in.
10. It’s confirmed that the ocean is pretty darn close.