Do you have any ideas/theories about the curse of ymir? Whether they will try to stop it somehow or if it's even real? Like how are they going to deal with this? It honestly stresses me out so much and makes me so and I know bc of it we probably won't get a very happy ending but I continue to read theories and give myself some home anyway. Though most theories are so fucking sad omfg lmao
Hi anon! I’m sorry this response has taken so long, this is probably the toughest ask I’ve had before, so it took awhile to think about. We have a few options for this. I’m just gonna run down the line.
1. They can’t stop it
The least favorable answer. This way, all of the Shifters would die before the series ends. There’d be nothing anybody could do, and the series ends hopeless. I don’t ACTUALLY think this is likely though. I don’t have the interview, but Isayama I think it was, mentioned something about how the number 9 occurs a bunch in snk, and that it’s related to “the end of a cycle.” That probably ties into the To You, 2000 Years in the Future thing. I’m thinking it’s probably something like a 2000 year curse, and it breaks at the end of the series.
2. Reunification Theory
This is probably the one I’ve seen thrown around a bunch. The basic gist is that somebody has to take all of the Titan powers back into themselves. What happens next kind of varies. Maybe they summon Ymir Fritz. Maybe the Shifter puts themselves into Annie’s crystal stasis, then they get buried at the bottom of the ocean. Maybe THAT’S where To You, 2000 Years in the Future comes from. 2000 Years later they find the Crystallized Shifter at the bottom of the ocean.
3. EEEEEEEEK Theory
Someone from the Ackerman Clan (Mikasa) summons Ymir Fritz, tells her to fix it, she does. @falcon94ssy is the mastermind of this theory.
4. Reunification Theory Except It’s With Eldia And Marley But Every Time Eren Gets Captured It Gets Faster
This is probably my favorite one atm, but I think the series would have to be a bit longer for it to work. Basically, Paradis fights Marley, they work things out, and then they venture out into that mysterious forest that Ymir Fritz is always depicted in and literally get like, archaeological evidence for how to fix it. Maybe there’s like an ancient tablet with secret Shifter instructions? I haven’t really given this one too much thought, but I’d love to see everyone reunite to find Ymir Fritz or something related to her. Something to give them an idea. It sounds like it’d need its own arc though.
Sorry again for the super delay in this response! Thanks for the ask!