Mikasa The True Hero of Wall Rose
As we all know Eren in Titan form saved Wall Rose by plugging the hole with the boulder. But by looking at the bigger picture Mikasa unintentionally saved Wall Rose therefore a lot, if not all, of humanity. For Wall Maria first Bertholdt struck followed by Reiner. Imagine if Ymir hadn’t eaten Marcel, but I digress. As Armin mentions the reason why the Armored Titan or another shifter did not appear was because of knowing Eren was a Titan and trying to kidnap him for the Coordinate, assuming he had it. We see before Mikasa is informed of Eren’s “demise” that the big three were discussing when to make their move. Reiner mentions soon. Once Mikasa is informed of Eren, she loses control and gives off an epic speech of shame and encouragement. We can tell everyone is affected by the speech and put into their place. As far as the big three (or possibly four if you believe Marco is part of the crew) are concerned, they feel shamed and compelled to join along the expedition to help save HQ. Mikasa struck at their pride. They’re warriors. You don’t down talk them and expect them to just take it. That’s why they decide to tag along and continue being their comrades. Had Mikasa not shamed them like that, AT and Female Titan would’ve kicked lots of ass and collected no names. That is why the bigger hero to me is Mikasa.