Levi's friends tend to die, Erwin died, several of his crews died so I'm not optimistic for Hange even if she did survive a nuke so who knows. I'm hoping Levi and Hange can retire together on a farm, but that's not happening.
did this man just throw skull fragments of a titan's head he just crushed in his hand at Levi?
zeke was as shook as can be when he realized levi had caught up to him.
the most overhyped titan shifter just went 0/3 with levi.
levi remaining the best SnK character still. i always wonder if Isayama will make him less likable or if he will just all out ruin the character somehow, but he is still number 1 to this day.
we about to see a war ya'll. a flashback and then a fucking war
Levi at the minimum lost a limb from the look of it, he's jacked up but not likely to be dead. He may be out of commission for fighting though, depending on the extent of the damage.
Zeke's backstory is really effed and does give us some pretty good insight into his reasoning for doing what he's doing, but I'm not sure why Eren would follow along with it unless we're missing a whole lot still.
Man this chapter made me feel like shit. I feel sorry for kid Zeke, though I still despise him as an adult. I also feel sorry for this Tom Xaver guy despite being introduced only a few panels before. Still, the answer to their problems can't simply be "let's just vanish from existence". This is all too disturbingly nihilistic.
Also turns out the final page stuff about Levi and Zeke are real, damn. Zeke's upper torso is (somehow) intact from the blast, so I'm sure he's not dead and will regenerate. Levi though, not so sure. He looks like he has sustained heavy damage, possibly lost a limb or two, and can't regenerate. I don't think he will die, but he will most definitely not fight again and he's probably "out" for the upcoming final battle of the series. I think scenario-wise that kinda had to be done cause Levi seems to be the winner of any situation he's in, so losing that trump card should make the final battle more interesting.
Jesus, Zeke has a fucked up ideology. Levi is probably out of the upcoming battle barring some shenanigans. I doubt he'll die tho. It's funny in a way, both Levi and Zeke lost after they thought they had already defeated their opponent.
At least this chapter made me feel better about despising Zeke, now that everything is laid bare. With that leap in logic he should have honestly considered The Rumbling as his end game to end all of humanity's suffering... Eldians aren't the only ones who suffer after all.
Tbh I thought his ultimate goal would be more grandiose, like consuming all the shifter powers at once and becoming the next Ymir.
So... what's next? Surely Zeke isn't dead, is he? He'll probably regenerate from a brain fragment or some shit.
To be fair his entire childhood was emotionally traumatic due to pretty much all actors around him beyond the man he inherited his warrior status from. It's not like that one event is the only time he suffered as a child -- it was merely a memorable preface for what was to come.
We don't know what Eren thinks yet, which is indication that Eren is the one playing Zeke. The played always gets revealed first. I wouldn't be surprised if Eren finds Zeke and takes him out because he lost.
Marley couldn't be painted in a more negative light. They are what Nazi Germany would probably look like if they had won the war and became a world leading power. I don't care what happened to them 1200 years ago, nothing justifies their current stance.
All I need right now is Eren and friends to shove all these self-hating Eldians aside (Zeke, Xaver, King Fritz and their "woe are we, wish we never existed instead") and win back their freedom.
AoT produces so much joy and misery simultaneously - joy in that it's so fucking good, misery in that I feel so terrible for everyone. I keep waiting for the writing to falter, but it keeps getting better and better. Like a lot of people, I never liked that Zeke was plotting way beyond an eight-year-old's capabilities. With Xaver, it all makes perfect sense. And the baseball-!
The depth of Zeke's ideologies being so fundamentally opposed to Eren is so fascinating, too.