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Marco was an honest-to-goodness, all-around good guy. Even against titans, he preferred to play the bait rather than be the one going in for the kill, so he was brave as hell too! The guy was said by trainer Keith Sadies to be a highly competent soldier, and based on what we saw in flashbacks I think he could easily have scored higher in the top 10 if he wasn't so team-oriented and actually competed with his peers for kills (on phony titan targets) instead of just going for the assist. But no, instead he *found* the targets first, then let others "kill" them and therefore score more points than him! XD
Yet still Marco made the top 10 and I believe he was even chosen as a squad leader in Trost? His trusting attitude, though, is almost definitely a large part of why he was the one who ended up dead (with gear stolen *before* he was bitten in half, remember, so this was no accident or inevitable tragedy), and not someone else. Somebody took advantage of his good nature.
I can't help wonder what would have happened if Marco made it into the RMP, but one thing I'm sure of is that he wouldn't have went along with their crap unless he made a conscious choice to work for change from within (like that Mario guy), OR he might have transferred somewhere better (Scouts probably, and he would have been a damn valuable guy to Erwin too), one or the other. Anyway, I treasure idealistic characters like him, as long as they're committed to having their actions back up their words. And he was a stand-up guy who would do exactly that.
Latest chapter is out and still no votes for Erwin..why the hell did I vote for Jean
No place for Eren...
I would totally have voted for both Erwin and Hange, if I had more than one vote ._. Particularly since I love almost everyone in this manga...
Well, just from that new chapter, Erwin made it's way into my new top 10!!
How awesome can that guy be!?
my top ten
geez, I couldn't make the rest of the list. It was too painful trying to put the rest into the remaining places, I like them all too much (some more than others, but still.), Like Annie, Erwin, Connie, and Eren. I like Mikasa but lately I haven't liked her as much, she was just plain awesome, but her personal flaws are really getting noticeable (love that though, because people have flaws. this isn't a pick at the writing, its a compliment), other characters had their flaws shown earlier and were redeemed in some way.
Yeah, Its hard to put them down in numbers, but Jean, Reiner, and Armin are definitely favorites of mine. So is Eren, but man his stubbornness is both awesome and annoying sometimes, love him as a character though because of that.
my favorite character since chapter 27. i'm so pumped that he proved himself this chapter!
Well since we could only vote once, most of us who are too eager to vote have used up our votes already lol... Might wanna to re-poll this after 10 more chapters haha.
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But I think team-oriented quality plays a large role in his ranking. I would have thought the instructor recognises his assist in kills. Even without the killing training, he could have scored points in other physical activities, and be acknowledged in his potential to kill titans. I doubt the instructor would fail to notice that. Just my two cents...
Sadies is an insightful guy. I'm sure he noticed and bumped him up a bit, of course. I found this, which appears to have the correct ranking order in it. Now that I look at it again I guess I shouldn't expect he could make the top 5 but I do think maybe he should have scored higher than Jean. I got the impression from Jean (when he found Marco's body) that he thought Marco was a better soldier than him. (And to Jean's credit he wasn't jealous about it or anything; it's just what he honestly seemed to think. But Jean being where he is makes him a proper rival to Eren in the story at least.)
Am I the only who just recognized that the main character has no votes, which is kind of weird. I love Jean, but man Im starting to wish I voted for Eren just so he could have some votes, he's an awesome character and very passionate.
Last edited by epictoads; September 07, 2013 at 01:30 PM.
I like Eren but he's far from being my favourite; this series has an excellent supporting cast.
Armin is now my favorite. He just constantly steals the show and he is not even fighting.
Yeah, Armin is definitely one of the best character of the show.
I know I put it after Eren in my Top 10, but I really don't know why I did that... he's so much more interesting than Eren.
I'm surprised by all the votes that Jean is getting.
I understand, because I like him a lot too, but I'm surprised that he's #1 for so many people!