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    Night Inactivity

    It's said in anime and manga that titans are unable to move during nights. So why do Scout Legion not use that fact? That mission when they encountered Female Type on the way to Shiganshina would be much easier at night - they wouldn't have lost so much people. Instead they chose a suicide - going out in the morning just onto hordes of hungry titans. WHY? Also, it would be quite easy to reduce Titans' numbers by attacking them at night when their unable to move thus vulnerable.

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    Re: Night Inactivity

    The mission to Shiganshina was secretly to lure out the spy (female Titan) so wouldn't have worked at night. There could be problems with sending out such a large formation at night anyway (the only way of knowing where to go would be stars) and smoke signals wouldn't work. A small party could manage it if they stayed together and knew where they were going probably
    I doubt going out at night and killing as many as you can would do much in the grand scheme of things, there are so many Titans inside Wall Maria and beyond coming through.

    The unable to move after being in the dark for a few hours is more of a convenience for the scouting legion than a means of attack. I don't know if you've read the Manga or not because there's a bit on Titans at night.

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    Re: Night Inactivity

    As the link above suggest, the issue is that they can't see. Not all titans become inactive at night, some take a decent while to reach that state. Night would be particularly impractical when it comes to the long range titan detection formation. They would have to make the formation significantly smaller to make up for its limited visibility which kinda beats the point of the formation altogether. Even merely navigating the terrain could prove to be a huge issue with no visibility, its not like they have public lighting services beyond the wall. The purpose of the scouting legion is to investigate titans, the night might also come in the way of the investigating part.

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    Re: Night Inactivity

    large problem with that is that while the titans are inactive at night does not mean they are immobile. slower and more sluggish and unwilling to run, but still not immobile.

    the onylway they could make thsi totaly their advantage is if they had some way to see at night. however they do not have the tehcnological experience to create nigthvision goggles or any of the sort....... though i always found it somewhat odd that they have access to the technological prowess to create those movement systems.

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