i know its nice being ship friendly and stuff but SOMEONE'S POINTING A GUN AT YOU, THEY HATE LEVIHAN AND THEY'RE GONNA KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T CONVINCE THEM OTHERWISE, YOU GOTTA DEFEND LEVIHAN WITH YOUR LIFE, WHAT'D YOU SAY? GO!
You know, that’s a really weird murderer. Anyway, THIS IS
FUN! Honestly, i’d be dead already, because i don’t really care about
convincing anyone when it comes to shipping. Before i start, i’m gonna state that ANYTHING I’LL SAY HERE IS BECAUSE I’M FIGHTING
FOR MY LIFE, DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONAL, GUYS. These will be pretty much the
reasons why i ship them. The first part is a bunch of “objective” reasons (well
as objective as it can get, because shipping can’t be a totally objective
thing) and the other one is personal, so is up to you when to stop reading this. I apologize in advance for my English.
Levi and Hanji are both really interesting and
complex characters. He isn’t just a typical shonen badass guy and she’s not a
typical crazy scientist. Levi is actually , from my pov, the most caring and
selfless character of all SnK, he literally sacrifices himself over and over
for the sake of others. Hanji isn’t just this sweet cheerful character, she has a mesmerizing willpower, nothing can stop her.
They complement each other amazingly. They are
both strong and smart, but in different ways. Any virtue that Levi doesn’t
have, Hanji has it. Every flaw that Hanji has, Levi doesn’t. And they share two
really important virtues, which are the foundation of any healthy relationship:
they are both so loyal and passionate. They are literally willing to give up
their lives for the people they love.
THEIR INTERACTIONS ARE SO FUN TO READ/WATCH. You
just know that, whenever they are together, something great is going to happen.
There’s something refreshing about them, about their bickering, about the way
they work together, about the way they care about each other so deeply.
I think nobody can understand them more than
each other. They have experienced similar things as soldiers, they have lost
people they love countless times. I bet they could be sharing each other
stories all night long, reminiscing all of those good times with Moblit, Erwin
and their old squads.
Okay, i won’t force my ship to anyone, but since
i’m fighting for my life here, i’ll say i think there are actual canon hints for Levihan. Like the “Levi bathes Hanji” thing, the “we tell
each other everything” thing (don’t u dare telling me Hanji clearly said they’re just friends,
cuz isn’t that what every Levihan shipper has as a headcanon? The idea of them
not admitting their true feelings and say “we’re just friends” ‘cause they’re
both awkward dorks), their interaction in ACWNR, their interaction in Shingeki!
Chuugakkou, and the “Levihan is similar to Eremika” thing. It’s up to you, random killer, to decide if that means romance or not.
I hate to fangirl here, but HAVE U SEEN THEM? They
are both beautiful and would have babies as beautiful and brilliant as them.
What a blessing. I love drawing them so much because their character design is
gorgeous. Levi with his cold colors and Hanji with the warm colors, they even
complement each other in that aspect.
The Levihan fandom is amazing. Besides the fact
that there’s no drama and everyone is so kind, I’m pretty sure this is the
ship with the funniest fan art. Even the most serious person would smirk even a little bit while scrolling through the Levihan tag. I mean, we’re all about the
laughs. All of the other ships usually focus on the classic romantic
stuff (i say “classic” , because from my pov there’s nothing more romantic than
the OTP having fun ❤). With Levihan, you’ll get from the most intense fan
art to the most ridiculous headcanon, it’s so much fun. Some Levihan artists
are pretty well known among non Levihan shippers because of that same reason,
like @alemanriq, @trash-god or @drinkyourfuckingmilk . I mean, really, if you’re
feeling down and need to cheer up a bit, they’re the way to go.
One of the main arguments people have against Levihan is that they’re too different, so it wouldn’t work. They even go as far as saying that Levi doesn’t really care that much about Hanji. My first response is that both Hanji and Levi are highly misunderstood characters. We don’t have to let our personal experience makes us decide what is love and what isn’t. We all show our love in very different ways.
Now heres my second argument to that idea and this is gonna get personal. If you don’t wanna read about my
life, skip this.
Okay, new headcanon time, party because of that hilarious skit at the end of today’s episode (hey I’m not above cherry picking moments of hilarity for more hilarity).
Like, think of what would happen if Zaveid were to, for whatever reason, hang around with Alisha after everything goes down. Let’s even say because of all that’s happened, she can interact with the Seraphim. He thinks she’s got some good intentions, and a Hyland free of malevolence sounds like a nice way to not have to kill hellions and dragons anymore. He can kind of dig it. Besides, Mikleo’s hanging around Alisha, and Zaveid needs to make sure Mikleo’s okay after all the shit he just went through, so he’s going to hang around for a bit.
So, imagine Zaveid just chilling at a ball, shirtless, because That’s His Style. Imagine Alisha being totally mortified that someone’s going to see a half naked man standing in like, the ballroom or some shit. Imagine him just hearing all the dirty laundry and rumors and secrets and just dishing it all afterward, with Alisha being properly mortified - she is still a bit of a Proper Lady after all. Zaveid also shares all this with Rose, who uses the Scattered Bones to leave messages to the nobles - Kill Alisha, and all of your dirty laundry/secrets are going to be aired. All. Of. Them. Someone tries, fails, gets assassinated for it (because Rose’s not completely out of the business despite being the Shepherd now), and all of their dirty secrets gets aired. No one else tries again, lol.
Imagine Alisha being stuck in a meeting, trying to work out a treaty or negotiate a trade deal. Mikleo’s helping her out with the general what’s known about this country bits, but Zaveid, he’s listening on the wind and hearing the other end of the negotiations, helping her get the best deal she can for Hyland. He’s also on the look out for assassins, because, hey, just because they have all the dirt on the Hyland nobles, it doesn’t mean the other countries won’t try to kill her. Alisha eventually gets a reputation for being one of the shrewdest politicians in Hyland despite her kindness, and nobody knows what she does when she retreats into her room to “think”, but all they know is that after every one of those moments, she comes up with something to secure the deal. In truth, it’s because she had a little behind the scenes meeting with Mikleo and Zaveid. And occasionally Rose, if she’s around and sneaks by, lol.
Imagine Alisha being forced to get married (think arranged marriage), because She’s Still Royalty, and that’s what she’d have to do, so Zaveid gives her some of the worst dating advice known to man (Mikleo knows this too and is facepalming in the background) but he also hears a lot of stuff on the wind so he helps keep her away from the worst of the suitors. But when she does meet someone who’s actually really nice and kind, he’s also not above helping her a bit with a nice gentle breeze to make her look extra pretty for her suitor.
And also, Alisha would buy him a new shirt every week, and he will come up with a reason to lose his shirt that same week, and this continues for years and years, and it just becomes this sort of running joke/game with them. It also goes down in history as one of Lady Alisha Diphda’s quirks, but hey, she did plenty of good for Hyland, so they’ll excuse her for needing to buy a men’s shirt once a week for, like, ever.