Your thoughts are very nice but I just dont want Reiner to die how he and Berthold had a mental breakdown was just too heartbreaking he has to at least die a frigging heroic death protecting Eren or sth
I, subjectively, absolutely don’t want Reiner to die, especially not by simply being fodder for another warrior or getting killed at the hands of his former friends. Bert’s fate was far too cruel already, Reiner suffering from the same outcome just doesn’t sit well with me.
One thing I’ve talked about in the past is that Reiner had the closest bonds with the 104th (their “big bro”), yet he there has not really been any emotional confrontation between the 104th and post betrayal Reiner; except for Eren and Reiner in 46. But ever since then, the rather silent, taciturn Bertholdt has done the talking, his outburst in 48 and then the confrontation in 78-he’s been the voice of the warriors, despite being the one who was further distanced from the others compared to Reiner. However, now only Reiner is still around, and, unless a warrior inherits his power, a confrontation between the 104th and him seems inevitable.
I have no clue how the upcoming conflict will play out, but if it were up to me, I would love for Reiner to somehow overcome his split personality issue, I would love his wounds to be healed, and yes, I would love to have him join forces with his old comrades one more time. This seems like a really optimistic outcome, almost downright cheesy but–idk, I love Reiner and I would love him to at least spend some time with peace of mind and a clear conscience, even if he doesn’t make it in the end.
Him dying to save his old friends by going against Marley would definitely be heroic, emotional and overall awesome, I totally agree^^