survey legion

4

This scene man. I have a lot to say about this scene but also Im at such a loss for words.

For those of you who haven’t read the manga these lines were added in.

And personally I found it added so much more to both her character and death.

We knew NOTHING about Nanaba’s past other than she was one of the few remaining veterans alive from before the fall of the walls. Erwin, Mike, Hanji, Nanaba, and Levi were the only veterans from the survey corps everyone else came in later on after the fall.

Thats literally all we knew.

Aside from the fact that she looked up to Mike but really who wouldn’t? He was humanity’s strongest soldier until Levi came around. He was also her squad leader. Who wouldn’t look up to a man like that?

But this. Fuckin’. Scene. Right. Here.

It gave us insight into her past. Granted its only canon in the anime but thats perfectly fine with me and probably a lot of you too for once. (Since normally most manga readers aren’t fond of changes in the story)

Because now we know more about an amazing soldier.

Her father obviously heavily abused her if while being /ripped apart/ by /titans/ she saw him doing it instead. Its pretty obvious she was hallucinating. Possibly from blood loss. I mean she did have her leg torn off. Also maybe from the amount of sheer pain she was going through. Just like Mike, Nanaba was ripped into pieces by a bunch of smaller titans. An agonizing death for sure.

And think, her father abused her so heavily yet she still went and became one of the stronger soldiers in the Survey Corps (Well I always assumed she was since shes one of the only survivors from before the fall)

Look how many titans she took out on her own alone. Both her and our boy Gelgar took out even more together. They didn’t even keep count.

Survey Corps soldiers take pride in how many titans theyve killed because it shows how skilled they are. But these guys weren’t worried about their skill at the time being. They were worriedabout saving a bunch of defenseless kids. Sure they’re all trained soldiers but currently they had no weapons or gear aside from a single knife.

They weren’t looking for fame. They even admitted from the beginning they thought they were going to die. For a moment there was hope they wouldn’t but they quickly lost it once more titans attacked and they lost two of the four capable soldiers.

2

So, I saw the picture on the left with a caption like “When Levi tries to smile”. Then I edited it into the picture on the right… Am I evil yet @zeke-i-am

Honestly though.

To everyone who’s read the manga and knows what’s coming: I’m so, so sorry.

To everyone who hasn’t read the manga and has no idea what’s coming: I’m so, so sorry.

Like we’re pretty much all just screwed either way.

Good thing both of them can heal because those were some pretty sick burns.

Attack on Titan Zodiac

Military Police - “For his majesty the King”: Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Aries

Scouting Legion - “For the glory of humanity”: Sagittarius, Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces

Stationary Guard - “For order and peace”: Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio 

Levi Ackerman is what you would call a whirlwind of death. Not only because of his skills but also because he carries the deaths of all those who he cared about or who were under his command that were killed by the Titans and other humans on his back and uses that as his true strength, in his words and his actions. That is why Levi Ackerman will never be allowed to have a happy ending. There is no going back for him because if he drops those deaths, he drops himself and all of us in the process. He is Humanity’s Strongest Soldier, one of humanity’s saviors and his whole life has been death after death with a little life here and there so death, the prevention of death and the bitterness and other feelings that follow are all he truly knows.
—  Commander Erwin, 13th commander of the Scouting Legion/Survey Corps answering the Queen of the walls, Historia Reiss, on whether or not Levi will retire anytime soon.
10

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, […] [and] burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”

(J. Kerouac)

dedicated to all of you :) be brave friends! stay strong, get excited, face fiercely this new year and all the future ones