wall shina

Chapter 90 Thoughts.

This post is mainly a meta post. May contain some salt, but trust me I tried to be like a lake, not a sea.

Main titles I want to talk about this post:

  • Historia and Walled People .
  • Flocke.
  • Marlowe and Hitch cameo.
  • Ceremony and Eren’s flashback about Reiss Cave.
  • Timeskip and The Ocean.

Let’ begin!

I am really proud to see how much Historia has grown, as a leader and an individual. She became most suitable person to be a queen, even though she was not sure how to handle this. I am so proud.

When other soldiers, probably they were there to tell the same things when Rod was ruling as well, wanted to hide the information from the public, Pixis rose out of ruck and be the voice of logic. Information must be public, if we hide this then where is our difference from the regime before, he said.

Historia listened both sides and agreed with Pixis. She has really become the Queen that Walled people needs, the coup has not made for nothing. She became the goddess that unites all people within the Walls, I am so proud of her indeed.

Of course, Walled People are in chaos now as the older journalist at Berg Newspapers said so. They find out the things they were believing over 100+ years were all lies. Their reactions are all, be it believing the regime, be it scolding, be it making conspiracy theories, are all natural. I hope they will be able to accept the truth, otherwise this might have bad consequences to Walled World. We’ll see this in upcoming chapters!

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Some small thoughts on Jean’s early character development.

So Jean is someone who takes pride in his devotion to honesty. I get the feeling that, growing up, baby Jean looked at the world around him and saw two groups of people - those who commit to their flaws and those who lie about them. His conclusion was that he, like everyone, is a self-centred shitwagon but OWNING IT elevates you to a new, self-actualised status of knowing what the fuck is up.

But Jean isn’t completely honest. The first time he sees Mikasa, he compliments her hair - which is pretty hardcore brave for a twelve year old - but, after seeing her with Eren, directs anger at him without telling Mikasa how he feels. So there are certain positions of honesty he can’t bring himself to be in. He can rail off on how he’s a perfect little asshole awaiting luxury in Wall Shina but he can’t stand in front of a girl and feel like a loser. Total vulnerability, where someone else is in control of how he feels about himself, touches a nerve because he wants to be someone who’s sussed everything out. Ironically, his commitment to honesty has become somewhat of a ‘brave facade’.

I admire Jean for his efforts to be a transparent person and face reality. HOWEVER, his self-perception was too extreme. Within minutes of the Trost battle, he’s taking responsibility for people’s lives, doubting himself and feeling burdened when they die because, confronted with real real shame and guilt, he can’t walk away from it carefree like he thought he could. He assumed his shittiness would transcend circumstances but, the first time he faces battle, he totally can’t handle being that selfish. So he joins the Survey Corps to redeem himself.

Go Jean.