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  1. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 139 FINALE Chapter Discussion

    On balance, the ending was all right. It mostly tied up the ends left loose up to this point, surprisingly so, considering how many piled up by now, and how little room was left to do it. Some ties were more satisfying than others, but that is to be expected for such an intricate weave...
  2. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 139 FINALE Chapter Discussion

    It isn't just manga, people consistently have this sentiment with works that unfold over a period of time (think Lost, or Game of Thrones for a recent example). There is time for everyone to read their own pet backstories into it, create head canons, explore the possibilities and then, as it...
  3. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 139 FINALE Chapter Discussion

    I also joined just to discuss SnK. It really helped with understanding and appreciating many pieces that I would have missed otherwise, reliving the good parts, and just generally enhancing the experience. So I want to thank everyone too. Now that it is about to end it is very bittersweet, and I...
  4. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 138 Chapter Discussion

    I do not think this is how it happened the first time. No Eldians interjected at the time of the rise of the Eldian empire, and for many centuries of its dominance. That is the source of hatred that festered through the ages. Fritzes were the perpetrators of the massacres, they were the ones who...
  5. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 138 Chapter Discussion

    This chapter unfolds on two planes, one "real" (at least for now) that continues the previous battle, the other a "long dream" of the title. In the battle it is confirmed that Eren's head is all that is left of him, and that it survived the explosion. It is not quite clear why the centipede had...
  6. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 137 Chapter Discussion

    The nape is the place where the human rider, or what's left of them, is supposedly located, it is explicit with shifters The body does not regenerate because the rider is killed when the nape is cut. But it was Eren's real body that was beheaded. There was a similar episode in the Shiganshina...
  7. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 137 Chapter Discussion

    I was also trying to think of a way to reconcile the uses of the Coordinate that we saw. But it isn't easy. If dead Ymir in the Paths counts as the blood carrier then anybody should have been able to use the Coordinate the whole time. This could explain why Willie Tiber was so concerned in his...
  8. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 137 Chapter Discussion

    Personally, I thought that the best place to end the manga was soon after Eren broke out of chains and Ymir smiled. Just lift the titan curse, tie up the loose ends with future memories, and do a nice epilogue of happily ever after. I was a little sad when it did not happen. But whatever can be...
  9. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 136 Chapter Discussion

    I guess I just do not see Ymir, as portrayed so far, as interested in revenge, mind control of Eldians, or much of anything, for that matter. She is shown as submissive, blind, aloof and directionless. Her only acts that show some kind of persona are the freeing of the pigs ages ago, reviving...
  10. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 136 Chapter Discussion

    And so we got what the previous chapter happily avoided, a lot of battle clutter. But there are some important developments that set the stage for the finale. Gabi reveals that the spiny thing that once merged with Ymir is still physically around. And jumped into Eren's head when Gabi beheaded...
  11. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 135 Chapter Discussion

    I think you are right, but it is rather unbrilliant. The nape especially, just asking to come and get him, unless, of course, that is what he really wants deep down, to be got. Otherwise, why not hide at the base of 75th rib or in one of those flanking Collossals, for example. But when a villain...
  12. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 135 Chapter Discussion

    For a chapter describing a fight we knew was hopeless until the last minute save arrives this one was surprisingly entertaining. Epic even. Probably because it was so rich in metaphors. Starting with the pigs, whose meaning is not entirely clear. Those pigs that started it all 2,000 years ago...
  13. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 135 Chapter Discussion

    Yes, he has no intention of stopping or giving up his goal, yes, he is being sentimental in letting them fight, no, there is nothing contradictory about it. Just because one is committed to a goal does not mean they are committed to any means of achieving it. Some things are worse than failing...
  14. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 134 Chapter Discussion

    Can't say I loved the chapter. It was full of cliches, cheap and unnecessary melodrama, and also unnecessary power-uping of Eren. We already got that the Rumbling is a terrible atrocity, there is no need to use babies as an extra tear squeezing device. The shifter gang's odds are short to slim...
  15. Chapter Shingeki no Kyojin 132 Chapter Discussion

    Hange's death does seem a bit anti-climactic, nothing really hangs on her anymore. Looks like it was needed to put Armin in charge, the promise from the time of Erwin's death finally fulfilled. Floch's final stint did not amount to much either, he and Hange kind of canceled each other out. But...
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