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    [Chapter] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin 51 Spoilers Thread

    Welp. Pretty much a 'house keeping' chapter, which was necessary. And involved the characters doing some actual house keeping, appropriately enough haha.

    Like a lot of people are picking out, I...
  2. Thread: Of Theories

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    [Theory] Re: Of Theories

    haha okay calm down
  3. Thread: Of Theories

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    [Theory] Re: Of Theories

    Well, not in my opinion. Given what we've seen so far of Isayama's writing, I believe it's the very nature of his approach to be frequently introducing new pieces of information which the reader...
  4. Thread: Of Theories

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    [Theory] Re: Of Theories

    I'm not saying there can't be theories, far from it.

    This point about the author knowing the details & direction of his own story is redundant.

    I thought the OP was basically suggesting that...
  5. Thread: Of Theories

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    [Theory] Re: Of Theories

    The issue is how much information we have. Plots take time to unfold, and generally speaking a good plot spreads its information over the course of its run (clues, red herrings, foreshadowing,...
  6. [Discussion] Re: This series started off great, and now they are just scrambling in a circle of bad writing and no direction *Rant

    Haha yes exactly. Look at the page:
    http://i25.mangareader.net/shingeki-no-kyojin/42/shingeki-no-kyojin-3914267.jpg

    Reiner's confession is my favourite moment in the manga so far, I stared at...
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    [Discussion] Re: Armin and Erwin's relationship

    So...presumably Erwin wouldn't know he had a son?? Or assumes his son died as a baby or something? Which wouldn't account for Armin knowing and remembering his father? Or was the man Armin thought...
  8. [Question] Re: Who would you cast in SnK live action movie/show?

    Really like Dakota Fanning for Christa, nice choice. I like your choice for Bertholdt too...


    I thought Logan Lerman might also be good for Eren ...
  9. [Question] Re: Who would you cast in SnK live action movie/show?

    Mm I thought about Chris, he's got that great nose for Reiner, but he's like 30? I think? And Reiner's meant to be pretty young. Both brothers have that flattened nose and the forehead though, very...
  10. [Question] Re: Who would you cast in SnK live action movie/show?

    ooh I like JGL for Levi...

    Am I crazy for thinking of Liam Hemsworth for Reiner?? Dude's like 23, but still......
  11. [Question] Re: Why there are only one race of titans and the giant forests

    Mods, maybe would be better to just close this thread?
  12. [Question] Re: Why there are only one race of titans and the giant forests

    I have no desire to engage in a long drawn-out debate about this either. I don't particularly want to argue about politics of representation, it's a very difficult and tiring discussion to try and...
  13. [Question] Re: The lack of negro-titans and the abundance of giant wood.

    However innocently you intended it to be, I'd recommend in cases like these, you don't try and use the canonical logic of a text to try and justify the lack of representation of people of colour....
  14. [Question] Re: The lack of negro-titans and the abundance of giant wood.

    Sorry, this reply is ridiculous & insulting.

    Also, I'm glad the title of this thread was changed but unfortunately the word is still all over the place.

    Under-representation of people of colour...
  15. [Discussion] Re: The *REASON* Titans try to eat humans is as essential as Shifters needing one to transform...

    Yes...I think the way its shown in the anime differs a little from the manga,
    but yes it's clear in the anime he's exploding out of the titan and not hijacking its body,
    so I was mistaken there.
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  16. Thread: I'm scared.

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    [Discussion] Re: I'm scared.

    Yes, I was re-reading the face in the wall bit and reading Hanji's speculations about titans all the way around the wall suggests Isayama is emphasising that point. Also, yes, a bit contrived to have...
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    [Art] Re: The Art of Attack on Titan

    I think the art has real integrity. It comes direct, from the same place the story comes, there's no gap, and there's a certain honesty to that.

    As for the particular page you point out, I don't...
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    [Theory] Re: A theory on Titans in the Walls (Spoilers)

    Woah, crazy thought, but what if this was originally a shifter-built civilisation which regular humans kicked the shifters OUT OF, like stole from them, and so BAR sought to wipe out humanity as...
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    [Discussion] Re: The Power of Command

    I like the 'ape made them do it' theory! It does sort of absolve them to a bit too much of a degree however? Something about BAR's story seems to suggest they did what they did believing it was...
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    [Discussion] Re: The Power of Command

    Hah kind of a pointless answer...

    The idea Eren could control the other shifters is a pretty horrifying concept. If it were possible, it really tips the scale for Eren in giving him power not only...
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    [Question] Anyone have a comprehensive timeline?

    Hey, I was searching around to see if anyone had put a timeline for the manga together, showing chronologically the order of events and the order in which information has been revealed so far, but...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin 50 Discussion / 51 Predictions

    The thing that makes me think Eren's ability to direct the titans is unique to him is that, given her predicament in the forest, had Annie any ability to actually control the titans, she would surely...
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    Poll: Re: The Ape Titan

    You bring the Norse myth knowledge my friend!
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    [Chapter] Re: Favorite Pairing

    that gif sums up a lot of my reaction trying to figure out what's really going on in this manga
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    [Chapter] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin 50 Spoilers Thread

    Yes, agree with all this. Haha it had also slipped my mind in all the hubbub that Historia is this information resource.

    I sort of suspect the reason R&B have such a feeling of dread about Eren...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin 50 Spoilers Thread

    This is an interesting point. You think BAR thought if Eren was given enough time with the captive titans he'd have figured out his powers and then they'd have no hope of kidnapping him?

    The thing...
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    [Chapter] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin 50 Spoilers Thread

    So Eren isn't so much 'the coordinate' as 'the titan-coordinater'.

    I thought it was a pretty incredible gesture to hang the tipping point on--Eren punching the titan's hand, seemingly totally...
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    [Art] Re: Shingeki no Kyojin FanArt Thread

    It's a video but it's still art...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6fdQKpBS_U
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    [Discussion] Re: Was Eren originally a titan?

    Berthold gives us his supposed backstory, look at the main panel:

    http://i33.mangareader.net/shingeki-no-kyojin/13/shingeki-no-kyojin-2529477.jpg
    (chapter 13, page 16)

    A silhouetted figure...
  30. [Discussion] Re: Can we consider Titans as living beings at all?

    Mechs with no pilot?? Or a sleeping pilot (as in the case when Eren was meant to be lifting the bolder to block the hole in the gate, but right after shifting he was on auto-pilot as a mindless titan...
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    [Discussion] Re: What do you think about these two pictures.

    Hmm the guy dying looks a bit like Marco?? That wouldn't make much sense though.

    Whatever memories Eren can't access, clearly they're a huge trauma, and I suspect have to do with how he came to...
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    [Discussion] Re: What do you think about these two pictures.

    Buuut you must agree there's something weird going on with the circumstances of Eren's mother's death? In the nightmare/flashback he gets Chp 3 Pg 21, Eren says to his father: "You've been acting...
  33. Thread: I'm scared.

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    [Discussion] Re: I'm scared.

    Can you fill me in on these criticisms?
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    [Discussion] Re: What do you think about these two pictures.

    It's certainly the same image. I checked the manga and this isn't part of his dream, so clearly they've taken the decision in the anime to underscore Eren's 'premonition' of the disaster. You know,...
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    [Theory] Re: Titans Eat In Order to Find a Host?

    Definitely see your point, the titans aren't just child-like and benign creatures that also just so happen to swallow people--their actions seem very deliberate, but at the same time totally without...
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    Poll: Re: The Ape Titan (aka Big Foot)

    Ah right my mis-type. I never know what to call the civilisation as a whole, it doesn't have a name does it?

    That Time Leap thread is mind-boggling haha I'm going to take some time and read it,...
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    Poll: Re: The Ape Titan (aka Big Foot)

    Hah, I like the idea of him checking in on the various different civilisations he's set up, like people zoos. I think there are other cities, no doubt. I thought the thing with Ymir finding the tin...
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    [Theory] Titans Eat In Order to Find a Host?

    Is it possible that titans are so totally, single-mindedly obsessed with eating humans because they are looking for a controller / pilot?

    Perhaps consuming a human who is strong-willed enough...
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    [Theory] Re: The reason behind it all...

    The thing is, wiping out all humans in the city would be a very easy thing with all three of them, BAR, working in concert. You could have titans swarming all through the city eating everyone in a...
  40. Thread: I'm scared.

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    [Discussion] Re: I'm scared.

    I actually think it could be the case that there is just one female titan in each wall.





    I read Ymir as being genuinely devoted to Christa/Historia, and she was lying to her when she said...
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    Poll: Re: The Ape Titan (aka Big Foot)

    Agree with you that standard titans will attack 'warriors' because they still see them as human, and that was clearly the case with Annie, something she used strategically to her advantage. I'm...
  42. Thread: How would...

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    [Discussion] Re: How would...

    What you'd ideally want would be a lasso or noose you could drop over the titan's head--even a net fired from a launcher, and attached to the lasso/noose/net would be...a bomb powerful enough to blow...
  43. Thread: I'm scared.

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    [Discussion] Re: I'm scared.

    The three walls are three women who could assume titan-form like Annie...

    I like this theory a lot. The fact that each of the women depicted on the crests is wearing a crown is interesting too. If...
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    Poll: Re: The Ape Titan (aka Big Foot)

    Chapter 46, Pages 38-41
    Ymir asking Reiner & Bertholdt, 'what was that monkey?'

    From Ymir we find out:
    1. R&B were staring at the ape titan when they saw it = i.e. they knew what it was /...
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