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I should have realized Ymir loved him sooner. I know I said Ymir X Christa could happen but now I am sure it will be one-sided. Christa is too nice, she helps her not because she loves her but because it's her friend, her best friend. And even in that situation Ymir lied to her since she is the one who forced the 2 others to intervene immediately. She is like Eren and Armin IMO. I am pretty sure Reiner or Ymir(probably her) will die at the end of this arc anyway so we'll see.
Could be, but Krista's statement that she'll always be on Yimir's side was due to Yimir being manipulative and not telling her the whole story. The whole "R&B are going to kill me if you don't come along" could be a lie and at this point I kind of think it was. But would Krista really go along with Yimir if she joined in on R&B's genocidal tendencies? Given Krista's underlying psychological issues and tendency to think one thing but do something completely different (like when she wanted to save Dazz but her actions would have gotten him killed) maybe she would find a way to rationalize such a choice.Quote:
I honestly hope you're wrong because Mikasa more so than ANY other character desperately needs some character development. I love Mikasa and all but she's just so one dimensional. I really hope she starts to develop feelings for Jean at some point just to spice things up a bit. Not once has she ever deviated from her obsession with Erin. Well, when she thought he had died she did realize that she had a responsibility to the other soldiers not just him but that was just Isayama trolling us because that "character development" went straight to hell once she found out Erin was still alive lol.Originally Posted by Demonspeed
I think Yimir's motivation overall is very hard to pin down. Like you said she probably did lie to Krista to get her to come along with R&B and she was being manipulative. She obviously cares for Krista but I think it will be awhile before we find out what really makes Yimir tick, she's still very mysterious and still a little shady I think.Quote:
Last edited by Sigma; September 10, 2013 at 11:16 PM.
I think you misunderstand the nature of Ymir's lie, and the nature of Historia's own deceptions. Historia was never trying to save Dazz' life. She doesn't have the same kind of psychological confusion that Reiner occasionally has. Back during training, she deemed Dazz a lost cause and told Ymir to go on ahead because she intended to die with him. Honestly, she didn't care if the guy could really be saved, as long as she could get the "heroic" death she wanted. That's part of why Historia's lies are so dangerous (both for herself and others). Ymir's lie was totally different-- it was a lie meant to save Historia's life. Again, that was the whole point Connie was getting at-- that Historia shouldn't believe that Ymir was trying to save her own life; because she feels Historia's life is more important. Just like Reiner says here (ch 47):Quote:
As for that lie of Ymir's, she skewed things to look like she herself was in danger (Reiner and Bert will kill me) because she's trying to save Historia's life. Historia doesn't want to save her own life; she wants to keep up her façade of being the "good girl" who does good things for everybody, so everyone will love that false self she creates. She has never lived for herself either, but for that false image of herself and Ymir's "wish" (stated before she became a titan for the first time and dived off the tower at Utgard to fight other titans purely for Historia's sake) has been for Historia to "live with her head held high" (chapter 40). Because by pretending to be someone she's not, Historia is hurting herself (sometimes even others too).
She's mysterious and maybe shady, but the one thing we *do* know about her is that she cares deeply for Historia (chapter 40 is probably the best proof of that but 46-49 are good too). If she does anything even vaguely manipulative to her it's only to save her life. Literally only that. Because even in chapter 40 when she thought she was going to die, Ymir said she had no right to tell Historia how to live her life, so she wanted her to *consider* her wish. She also had private thoughts to herself in that chapter about how she understands what Historia is going through. Again, I don't know what Historia feels for her in return, or if Historia is straight/gay/bi, but there is no question of good intentions on Ymir's part. I also have faith in Historia that she will consider what Connie said and maybe she'll be a little mad (like at times when she tells Ymir not to be rude to others), but she's still going to be on her side. I think it will be Historia who convinces Ymir to spill the beans about everything she knows to do with the "real enemy," the impending disaster coming to people within the walls, and so on.Quote:
Last edited by kannazuki; September 11, 2013 at 07:45 AM.
Commander Pixis and titan Annie
I got a heartattack after watching this week's episode of the anime where the translation makes it seem as if Levi and Petra were engaged. Then I went and read that scene in the manga and realized it's all Petra's father's idea xD
That being said I don't see much romance in the series apart from Christa x Ymir. I think Jean has a crush on Mikasa, who has a crush on Eren. And that Bert has a thing for Annie, but that's canon And let's not forget about Reiner's one-sided feelings for Christa... I'm afraid that apart from Christa/Ymir everybody is doomed to have their hearts broken xD
Annie x Mikasa.
But it will never happen, obviously.
I bet there's a lot of Annie/Mikasa fanart and fanfiction out there. People love "rival" pairings, after all.
I peeked on pixiv just now, and the アニミカ (AnnieMika) tag didn't have much there, but ミカアニ (MikaAnnie) had plenty. There must be more on Deviant Art as well. AO3 has 18 fanworks listing them as a pair (one focusing on them alone had 104 kudos!) ...and meanwhile I don't know what FFn is doing with character searches these days. :')
Me and my friends discussed the best pairings we could come up with the show ( in which we argued over who eren was with) but I personally really love ErenXMikasa, I mean c'mon she cries over him all the time and stuff. I also ship Levi and Hanji and then Jean and Marco...and since we couldn't come up with anything for the other ones we thought it would just be Sasha and food as Armin is with books then connie and the others are just alone, haha.
Interesting, it's random but has a degree of accuracy. At least my favorites are tied in the top.
EDIT: I took kannazuki's advice and did it again, now I'm happy with my results
Last edited by mikasaaa; September 28, 2013 at 07:56 AM.
I really like the bond between Ymir/Historia (Krista) whether they actually get together or not. Actually I like how Isayama writes female relationships in general.
I also ship Eren/Mikasa and Eren/Annie where Mikasa is the sugar and Annie is the spice.
@mikasaaa: These sorters work best if you avoid "I like both" and "no opinion" as much as possible. So ask-ymir got to add some of her favourite pairings I see. Glad I did mine before those got added in there...
@Asarii: *nods* Maybe it's just me but it feels so rare that we get to see female characters bond in such a deeply meaningful way.
Oooh! I tried it: