Plot twist! Levi does not know that Kenny's last name is Ackerman. Heck does he even know HIS last name is Ackerman? I mean, I don't remember anyone calling him directly by his last name. So Kenny adopted Levi, thus Levi takes Kenny's last name, but the latter does not tell the former his last name. God only know what Mikasa's paternal family is (was) involved in.
I just want to say - if this was the real world, then there would be hundreds or thousands of people sharing a lastname. Kenny Ackermann could have absolutely zero to do with Mikasa's dad, or the hundreds of other Ackermanns out there.
If this was being played realistically. ofc in a manga, they would only do this if there was a relation between the characters. Otherwise it would be pointless.
Guys am I the only one who read the whole 'Ackerman? Is that . . . Kenny's surname?' more like 'No Kenny's surname isn't Ackerman, why did he lie about it?' ??? And then he's like "But I guess he wouldn't tell you something like that. Especially something this important."
- Levi never knew Kenny's surname and that it's Ackerman -- which explains why he wasn't worried about it being mentioned in front of Mikasa
- Or Levi knows Kenny's surname isn't Ackerman and is surprised -- which is odd because he used to live with this guy and he supposedly taught him everything he knows
- Or Ackerman is Levi's surname and not Kenny's, so Levi is surprised to see Kenny's using it for himself -- which would be again odd because Levi showed not the slightest reaction to show he knows the name
- It could be more about Levi's REAL connection to Kenny more than his connection with Mikasa -- which wouldn't explain the "I guess he wouldn't tell you something like that. Especially something this important" part
And now we can ALMOST be sure that
- Ackerman IS a surname and not a gangname/group name
- Levi's sometimes odd behavior around Mikasa either has nothing to do with the 'Ackerman' name, or he's very good at hiding his wariness when the guy mentions the name in front of Mikasa
GOSH Isayama telllll usssss!
Kenny probably never told Levi his last name, or lied to him about it. If Kenny adopted Levi, I doubt that Levi has the last name of Ackerman. Family names are not modern, but they are not exactly new either. In the middle ages, only nobles, rich merchants, or people whose family had inherited a trade/profession from several generations had last names. Even today there could be orphans with no last names running around. So it wouldn't surprise me if Levi was originally an orphan with no last name. Ymir has no last name either, and she is a main character, while minor characters like Thomas Wagner and Mina Carolina have one. From the fact that she was allowed to enter the military despite lacking a family name, we can deduce that people without last names are not rare in the SNK universe.Quote:
Umm, I wonder about the name.. It does look like Levi only knows Kenny as the throat-slasher Kenny, it wouldn't be surprising to use only scary nicknames in the underground. But it also crossed my mind that maybe Levi is not surprised at finding out what Kenny's surname is, but at Kenny being in charge of handling Eren and Historia. More or less along the lines "oh, so he's not just sent to track and shoot us, he's got his fingers in the whole opareation". Just a thought.
anyway, naming a serial killer Kenny is such a joke...
Wasn't there that scene in the forest back in the Female Titan arc where Levi seemed surprised when he heard Mikasa's surname?
I'm not completely sold that Ackerman is a surname. Could be the name of the clan her mother talked about. Ackerman means something like farm man, or someone who takes care of the fields.
Mikasa might had gotten a flashback when hearing the word Ackerman, but we'll have to wait until next month to (maybe) find out what she was really thinking.
I'm at least happy they finally told Mikasa after all this time.
It's possible that this could tie into why her parents were killed, while we see that the motives were for human trafficking, it's possible that there were people pulling the strings from who Eren and Mikasa killed. Since they couldn't exactly get information out of them it might be Kenny that ordered the murder of her parents and make it look like human trafficking maybe in the sense of saying "kill the parents and do what you want with the girl, just don't make it look suspicious"
It might be why Mikasa is surprised by the last name because this is a world where there aren't a lot of people, so those with similar last name have high chance of having a relation to one another in one way or another.
So many plotwists in this chapter.
Levi and the others attacked the MP, Hange was able to make the whole Trost district join the Survey Corps and, at last, Erwin is about to be executed....
It was really a fantastic chapter and I wonder what will happen in the next one, to which I'm looking forward.
He was surprised because of her reaction and remembered that she is Eren's childhood's friend. It probably reminded him of some sad events.
Now for the Ackerman surname, I wonder why Mikasa herself didn't ask questions.
Maybe she'll ask/answer some questions in the next chapter but with how it the last chapter ended, I think we'll have an Erwin centered chapter next month.
Do I really hope they answer some of the Ackermann questions.
Also, I wonder what the Reiss are doing? They must have spent at least a day with Eren and Krista by now.
What kind of unimaginable horror is going on inside the Reiss's mansion walls? Reading picture books, drinking wine?
The goverment is ruling by terror. But they can never be as frightning as the enemy outside the walls. Though if the Survey Corps do pull it off, then they really better get a system of checks and balances in place, and make it a constitutial monarchy.