Cancyou do a pirate headcanon for the 104th member.
Sure thing! This is such a fun prompt! I hope you enjoy this!
Eren: First Mate. Eren’s ranked as the first of the mates on board, and tries very hard to be the best at what he does. He wants to be a captain one day, and takes a lot of risks both on board and on land. He’s very talented with a sword.
Mikasa: Doesn’t have an official job on the ship, but is a highly lethal warrior and is already a living legend. She does whatever she’s told on the ship, always willing to help out in whatever way she can. But she always takes the lead in battle, and never fails to claim victory for her crew because she’s so talented.
Armin: Navigator. Armin’s very knowledgable about multiple navigation techniques, and can read the stars like the back of his hand. He takes his job very seriously, and is really good at it. He often stays behind during raids in order to guard the ship.
Jean: Boatswain. Jean’s in charge of keeping the ship up and running, giving the directions to keep it running, fix what’s broken, and prevent chaos. He’s very strict, but ensures that his ship is in tip top condition. He’s also a pretty talented gunslinger, and helps a lot during on land raids.
We’ve known for a while that the names and surnames in SnK are not randomly distributed, but the recent revelations about Marley and Eldian history encouraged me to look further into the matter. So here we go.
Jaeger: German/Ashkenazi Jewish - hunter.
Ackerman: Acker is German or Old English “ploughed field”, making Ackerman “ploughman”. Also a common Ashkenazi Jewish surname of Yiddish origin.
Artlert: Presumably an alternate spelling of Arlet, Old German/Anglo-Saxon Name derived from Ernault/Arnolt, of which the elements are “arn”, meaning an eagle, and “wald”, to rule. Arnoldt/Arnolt appears to also be an Ashkenazi Jewish name, but don’t quote me on it.
Reiss: Old German, most commonly used by Ashkenazi Jewish people.
Braun: German and Ashkenazi Jewish nickname derived from German braun (brown) or from the personal name Bruno.
These are the names that stood out the most. Eren’s surname is rather obvious, particularly with its use in the first opening of the anime, but the fact that it (like the others) was used by Ashkenazi Jewish people is what I wanted to highlight.
I think everyone’s drawn parallels between Marley and Nazi Germany by now, but the three most prominent families/character affected having Ashkenazi Jewish names makes it a lot clearer, and I thought to point it out in case anyone else wants to add their meta on top of this.
My main point of interest, however, is Arlert. If my assumption is correct and the name is a variant of Arlet, which it seems to be, it could be a hint added to the Uri/Armin parallels we’ve already noticed and highlighted from the manga. I won’t come out and say “Armin is definitely part of the royal family”, but I personally believe that theory and this possible meaning of his surname supports that.
His appearance has been directly compared to Historia’s in the past, we have seen panel parallels between himself and Uri, his family is mysterious and his parents somehow successfully made it outside the walls (a potential threat to their peace) while Uri was King and had Kenny to execute troublemakers. Maybe the last part is overthinking it, really - but it’s worth considering.
Can you please do Armin and Historia platonic BROTP headcanons? :D
Armin and Historia have this look they share when tall people do tall things. It started with them both vocally groaning or making some comment about being short and having the world stacked against them, and then it just became a look that they share to signify their disdain for their taller friends.
They share books all the time. They both love to read and have a similar taste in books, so sharing titles really works. Then they love to discuss them together.
They are each other’s go-to venting buddy. Whenever they’re having friendship or relationship issues with their S/O or closet friends, they go to each other for guidance. They really trust each other, and value each other’s opinion.
Neither one likes mornings, and both are slightly addicted to coffee. They’re both so grumpy and people need to be very careful not to set them off. This is something else they bond over.
They have a very similar sense of humor and share a lot of inside jokes solely because they’re the only ones who get them.