While I like the idea of them making a move against the Reiss family, I don't see how they can possibly do it without just endangering themselves. :/Quote:
Especially if Eren can get his titan-controlling power under control, even retaking Wall Maria sounds easier. :S
I'm guessing the MPs would be turning Eren over to some secret inner group that knows how to extract the "coordinate" from him.Quote:
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Wait a minute. If Historia is an illegitimate child, how come her mother has the Reiss family name?
Well, the dream team will have to face the MP at least once... Oh wait, who is in the MP again ? HITCH !
HITCH + JEAN CONFIRMED ! It's happening !
Nah, I'm joking, but I'm still curious to see if he will one day put a character seriously redeeming the MP...
Oh and by the way, how Levi says "Central" made me think of FMA... Again...
You have the forces of central and the forces of the south and east in opposition (yeah because the the SL are supposed to be near Karanese).
Seems a lot like another manga with a circular country... (invert north and south though)
And Marco is a pure Maes Hugues, it's funny how I keep on linking this two mangas even if they are totally unrelated.
I was wondering if it was an awkward translation, e.g. were the mafia guys talking to her dad the whole time, or did they actually address the mom as "Reiss"- and if they did, how come?
I just noticed, the guy with the glasses in what I presume is Hanjis Team is a freaking Ninja.
Has appeared a good few times but never took spotlight.I remember him during both encounters with Annie and a good few other times.
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Father Nick's torture and death troubles me a bit. "Not confessing" could mean many things, either not confessing to helping out the Scouting Legion, not confessing to Eren's location (not that he knows,) not confessing to knowing about Wall Titans, etc. I do wonder which side the Military police takes? Or at least, the afiliation of the two torturers...
And I guess that's it for Historia's little backstory. I wonder why spare Historia, cos it does seem like her 'dad' is just trying to destroy evidence and potential threats. Even if her mum did know anything, it doesn't seem Historia was let in on anything.
Overall, a slow-paced but solid build-up, at least for most of the things we need and want to know as far as the progress of the story allows. As a bonus, Hanji is cooler than usual with her showcase of information-collecting while putting up a good act in front of the two MP. RIP Nick, you're a good man.
It is quite certain (for me) that it is the wall cult who sent people to kill (and torture, of course) him. For Nick, he must have spoken nothing, so nothing suspicious here.
Just think about Nick himself, he kept his mouth shut no matter what, just so he can hide some secret, the same duty/fear applies for any insider in the Wall cult (as Nick also mentioned when he was hanged by Hanji), that's why the cult members must be very cautious, Nick immediately falls into suspicion.
The cult members can't keep him alive, but immediately take him as spy, that's why he died so quickly.
The most suspicious bit is that how did Nick's trip being uncovered? Chance is, someone in SL is one of them.
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Let me get this straight; we know from Ymir's words a few chapters ago and from Hanji's words that 'the enemy on the outside' has infiltrators in the human government too. If that is so, why bother sending RBA to attack Wall Maria and infiltrate in the first place. Or, if they had a shortage of infiltrators inside the Walls, why have RBA make such a big ruckus in Shiganshina, when the Warriors in the government could have easily provide them the means to enter the Walls unnoticed? I don't know about you guys, but it seems this could be a plot hole in the future.
By the way, for those who don't have a clear idea on what Pastor Nick meant when he said that Historia was the only one who could tell the SL about the Walls, Titans etc, I think he wanted to tell Historia what he knew about the subject, so that she could tell the SL what she had learned. By the way, what's with the sudden Pastor Nick love? Let us not forget that he wanted Eren dead, and his cult has made it quite difficult for the Garrison to improve the Walls' defenses. I feel sorry for him only because that no one else from the Wall cult is willing to help the SL.
I wonder just what the deal is with the nobility bloodlines. They seem a little more important than just 'preserving the good family name' or 'preserving the good family fortune'. If I'm right and Maria/Sina/Rose are the link between the noble bloodlines and the titans in the wall, I wouldn't doubt it if Christa gets some titan-related ability later on.
@Beatrice: As I recall, people have been calling Zoë's ninja squad member "Goggles-kun."
This is certainly possible. Basically, he would have revealed secrets to her and she could decide whether or not to tell them. Hey, maybe she can still even pull that heritage trick on someone else in the wall cult, if they're bound by strict laws of following the words of noble house members (or sth like that). If Nick knows who she is, other cult members who are privy to the level of secrets he was should know too...Quote:
this. Their strength is absolute, be it within or beyond the Walls there's no place for me to run. But it could be that Ymir and Hanji are referring to different factions.
Confusing indeed. I wonder how many factions are playing at this game, and how powerful is the Scouting Legion in comparison to the other factions. They always seem to be in the brink of disbanding, but they have humanity's best soldiers at their disposal, a Titan Shifter, and Pixis' (and whatever part of the Garrison he commands) support. That must surely count, no?Quote:
As for their objectives, I can't really imagine what those might be. Considering how badly they wanted the coordinate, and how they wouldn't bother with the Walls if it weren't for it, RBA's factions seems to want to kill all the Titans. As for the others, I have no idea.
I just hope this manga wont turn into Game of thrones. There are shitloads of similarities so far. Characters being killed, conspiracies and treason, one of the main characters gets his hand cut off...