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How would modern rifles fare against Titans? We know that to kill a titan we need to cut (or rip off) a gut chunk of its nape, but modern guns, although they can pierce a titan's skin, they still can't cut it or rip it. I'm confused...
The only way modern weapons would work is to explode after entering titan chests ( to kill the men/women who is controlling it ).
Everything other would be just the waste of ammunition.
but only shifters are controlled, if normal ones also had people inside, that would have been discovered long ago.
Even the normal ones die when you slice them beneath their necks ( implying that similar system exist and while no body remains it is possible that the major parts of ordinary human body are left there, and thus allowing the solders to kill Titans by slicing them there and only there ).
If hollow point bullets were invented/rediscovered they might be effective by firing into a Titan's eyes since it takes about 1 minute to regenerate both eyes under normal circumstances. This would be more than enough for the average guy/gal to kill one while it wanders blindly.
Hmm, thanks for the responses guys and girls. What about machine guns? With their fire rates they should be able to poke so many holes in a Titan's nape to have the same effect as cuts do.
I imagine that only mini guns would be able to do that because they have very high rate of fire with very powerful ammunition.
If I am to take modern weapons to use against Titan I would use grenade launchers or missile launchers.
I think it is more effective to make one massive wound as oppose to many smaller wounds. At the moment they literally carve out a huge chunk of meat from their nape; normal bullet shots are more or less something like stabbing the titans with a screwdriver...
To be honest, the precise condition for killing titans is not known. They only know to deal damage to the nape, but the exact level of damage required and the exact position becomes unsettling as the Ape confirms there is something in their nape... so although machine guns might be able to overcome their rate of regeneration, I wouldn't be so sure of their effectiveness just yet.
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 the head off.
my theory is that the mindless ones have lost control over their titan forms when they were originally human and then "changed species", thus you don't see their bodies anymore because they are "one" with their titan form and have truly became a monster, why the napes of their neck are still a weakness when their body doesn't reside anymore?
Well I don't know... because only the creator would know that, I guess you could think logically and say maybe the brain or something is in there but they would have maybe.. seen that after killing countless titans?
Or we could just go anime-logic and say they are now fully fused with the titan and there is now only the titan body and the nape of their neck is their weakness cuz we can't make them beyond overpowered ( and could add some depth like something like the nerve system or w/e resides in the neck that shuts off the regeneration etc..) basically whatever the reason the anime/manga gave when they introduced the weakness for titans, only difference being titan shifters reside inside the neck while mindless ones do not.
Last edited by Overflowing; October 02, 2013 at 01:16 PM.