Personally, I can see where the thought that she might be a titan are coming from.
I for one just want things to go right for Mikasa, if no one else. I mean of all the motives being tossed around in this story, hers is literally "I just want to be with the only loved one I have left who hasn't been brutally murdered right in front of me". I think that's a pretty fair request.
Last edited by Astartes; November 08, 2013 at 05:57 PM.
i don't think she's a shape shifter yet but she has that potential coz eren's dad was in touch with her family n then she lived with them so he had plenty of time to administer her the same medication, plus it seems that some people have that inherent glitch due to some experimentation gone wrong or something to transform into a titan-the mindless one coz from
Last edited by kannazuki; November 09, 2013 at 08:16 AM.
I know the anime isn't canon but...
Mikasa is, if not a titan, susceptible to titan coordinate control. The scene where she stabs the last kidnapper to death comes with the same visual theme as titan transformations – the crackling yellow lightning. She breaks the knife’s grip and breaks the floorboard flinging herself at the guy, even though a moment ago she was shaking and visibly petrified. Her sudden 180 is the result of her innate response to Eren’s command (“Fight!”). She says that she suddenly became sure of herself, suddenly stopped shaking. This is later reiterated in the scene where Mikasa gives up on life and tries to die – it cuts to a replay of the stabbing scene (specifically, a replay of her response to the command, with the crackling lightning effect). Then, there are several flashes of a pomegranate (both a flashback to one, then a literal pomegranate on the ground, back and forth). In the flashback, it’s stated outright that Mikasa and Grisha met several times previously. Grisha gave Mikasa some sort of dosed pomegranate as a gift, in the same way he injected Eren to give him (shifter/coordinate) powers. Mikasa was an experiment, and is now the perfect soldier – because her only command is to fight, and win.
I don't think that Mikasa is a titan, but this "zap" effect at Eren's command coincidence is interesting! The pomegranate itself is anime-only, but I wonder if Grisha experimented on her somehow. If Eren was already a titan, the injection we saw might have removed some kind of "suppression" of titan transformation ability, so it's got a tentative (if still weak) sort of plausibility to it.
I don't think Mikasa's fighting ability comes from being commanded by eren. The unblockment of her phisycal abilities is more of an effect of the realization that the world is a cruel place, becoming a kind of merciless killer. Actually, in that scene, the emphasis is made on Mikasa's reflection, and not her being commanded blindly.