snk chapter 45

Seeing this scene animated reminded me that I had many thoughts about it back in the day. I thought it might be fun to share those.

Unless I’ve missed something, it’s never explicitly stated why Jean stayed with Erwin after the Female Titan was captured in Stohess. He could’ve just as easily gone with Eren, Mikasa and Armin as they travelled to Ehrmich District with Levi and Hange. But he didn’t. He stayed with Erwin.

It’s been mentioned in the smartpass au that Erwin takes the time to learn the names of all the new recruits. Typically only a handful of trainees choose to join the Survey Corps each year,  so Erwin knowing Jean’s name is nothing extraordinary. 

But Erwin, brilliant mind that he is, would go far beyond knowing just the names. He’d also carefully read the assessments Keith Shadis provides. These kids are pieces on Erwin’s chess board. They are tools for him to use and maneuver, so he’d be on the lookout for new talent. In Jean’s case the assessment was “…he can take in a situation at a moment’s glance, but his personality is like a drawn sword, which tends to create conflict.”

My headcanon is that after reading the assessment, plus seeing reports about Jean from Trost and the encounter with the female titan, Erwin may have suspected leadership potential in Jean. Just as he knew Mikasa was more valuable than a 100 soldiers and Armin has a sharp and strategic mind, he may pegged Jean as a future team or squad leader. Maybe he kept Jean with him to assess and develop that potential.

Me after the new SNK chapter to my friends:

Chap 45: “Annie’s coming this chapter, I promise ya!”

Chap 46: “This one it has to be”

Chap 47: “Just wait, just wait. Its on the last page bet ya” 

3 years later

Chap 88: “The time is right guys, Armin’s the Colossal they need new story and drama! They need a way to get to the camp Annie is the way!


I’VE WAITED OVER 3 FUCKING YEARS FOR ANNIE TO COME BACK
AND NOW THIS WHOLE 8 YEAR THING?
BITCH
WHAT
THE 
FUCK

Watch Annie be in this chapter 

anonymous asked:

This may sound vague, but could you elaborate some more on Armin's hallucination? Do you think he could have/gain some of Bertie's memories? I hope so. That'd be friggen sweet. I just became a Bert appreciator as of a few weeks ago then he died 😂😢

I’d love to elaborate, but I don’t know what else to say. I can think of only two reasons why the chapter would open with Armin’s vision of Bertholdt crying:

1. It was a cool, creepy and symbolic way to remind the reader that Bert was human

2. It foreshadows that Armin is somehow mentally connected to Bert

If #2 is true, it’s a totally new development. No character except the coordinate has inherited memories during the transference of power.

SPOILERS AHEAD SO BEWARE!
So Ummm I’ve been re-reading some snk chapters and I noticed something I didn’t before.
In snk chapter 45, after Mikasa wakes up and Armin informs her of Eren’s kidnapping, he mentions how Hanji and the other superiors were heavily injured, and we get to see them lying there, unconscious. 

First we see Hanji, then some dude I don’t know the name of and finally Moblit. And what really amuses me is that it looks like Moblit is starring at Hanji. 
MOTHERFUCKING MOBLIT BANER IS INJURED TO THE POINT HE CANT MOVE LYING ON TOP OF THE WALL AND HE STILL LOOKS AT SQUAD LEADER BECAUSE HE WORRIES ABOUT HER WELL BEING.
I KNOW THIS IS ONLY AN ASSUMPTION BUT COME ON JUST LOOK AT THE MAN.
MOBLIT FUCKING BANER IS HARDCORE AS FUCK AND WILL CARE FOR SQUAD LEADER HANJI EVEN AT THE FACE OF DEATH.
IF YOU DON’T THINK MOBLIT IS FUCKING METAL AND JUST AS DEDICATED AND LOYAL AS MIKASA I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.