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Guys! Hi! I don't know if there's already a thread about this (I couldn't find any) but I'd like to read if some of you have thought about the thunder that appears right before a titan (like Eren, Annie, Berth, Reiner, Ymir) transforms? Why is it? Physical law? Why does it come from "heaven"? ._.
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I guess it´s a symbol for creation where the shifters in a sense becomes "gods" capable of creating everything from nothing
(titan bodies are light and they dissolve once there is nothing to maintain the forms anymore.
And it might be connected to the origin of the very word "Titan" that is greek mythology. (Zeus comes to mind here, the man that imprisoned them.)
Maybe It´s like Zeus is letting the Titans out to play with that lightning strike as a key to free them from their prison?
Maybe the lightning strike is the energy it shapes the forms by energy-matter conversion?
That for sure would explain where these bodies comes from since there is a lot of power in a lightning strike.
I agree with the energy transfer bit, but I just can't get my mind over the fact they have command over the heavens when they injure themselves lol...
Logically, I would assume their willpower + injury triggers some sort of mechanism within their bodies (chemical reaction,) and thereby attracting a lightning strike that would provide them with the energy to transform. But you'd have to be soooo overly ionised to get the that strike on you, not to mention creating that strike in the first place... And it seems they can transform underground as well... dunno...
That, or it's just dramatic licensing and/or as you say, symbolism only but nothing else.
I'm no physicist but I'm sure that light hardening into mass (assuming that is where the bodies come from) would have some effect on surrounding particles or release energy (we know it blasts people around away and gets really hot). It could just be tons of static coming off them. The Colossal Titan had a much bigger lightning bolt as well.
I don't think the energy actually comes from the lighting (you'd need a lot more than a few bolts to do it).
You realize that the lightning strike lasted for eleven seconds in ep 24.
And that is insane amounts of energy considering that a usual one only last for a second at most.
To maintain a bolt like that, it would be the same as grabbing a high-voltage cable and hold on. That´s more than enough energy for a transformation.