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Last edited by Hamy; October 10, 2012 at 07:31 AM.
The story is heading in a pretty dangerous direction and the next few chapters are going to be crucial to determine whether the story continues to be excellent or degrades back into the pack due to questionable plot reveals.
The obvious assumption is that all the members of Connie's village were turned into the titans since the wall does not appear to have been breached, but that raises a lot of issues:
1) How was the entire village transformed almost simultaneously? (If it was not, then there would be dead bodies/missing horses)
2) Why haven't we seen this before? Why transform people now when they previously just gathered the mindless titans to eat people?
3) Why are Eren/Annie/the other special titan's transformed forms different?
I am kind of hoping that this is just a smokescreen because I'm not sure there are satisfactory answers to those questions and I'd take mystery over a poorly executed reveal.
Last edited by Reclaimer; October 10, 2012 at 09:05 PM.
1)Maybe that village was infested by the titan mutagen, whether through a gas or a liquid put in the well and the transformation was triggered by the Ape Titan. He seems to have some sort of control over inferior titans, there's a lot of things that are unclear for the moment about the workings of titans, their origins and their powers, so it's pretty pointless to already decide something doesn't make sense.
2)Because this isn't the work of the human-titan rogue faction that previously destroyed the walls, this is obviously that Ape Titan thing who's responsible for this. He's not part of the conspiracy Annie, Reiner and the colossal titan belong to, he comes from outside the walls and has a different agenda. What this agenda is remains to be seen.
3)What transformed form? You mean why can they stay in control? Knowledge and training I guess, keep in mind Eren nearly lost himself the second time he transformed and without Armin he probably would have become a mindless maneating titan as well.
Oh man, stop with this, i want answers!
The scene of the titan speaking with Connie was awesome, their expressions...
And i think Reine noted that Ymir had some strange since their first met, and the scene of him speaking with her about the characters was awesome too.
I agree with Aldrich, maybe the Ape Titan triggered their transformation somehow, the villages were contamined in the time that Connie was training.
2)I don't know, the Ape Titan is from outside, we don't know how many years he has, he could has transformed those people for distraction.
Has anyone been following the clock?
Thought it was weird and amusing to see Eren riding a horse and then two hours later he's totally useless.
It's been roughly ~9 hours from the time Big Foot scaled the walls, to when Eren and company reached Hermiha District. Big Foot's probably long gone by now, and next chapter we'll probably see Eren's group meet up with the guys who got ambushed. I think they'll survive (barely). if only because Ymir and Christa are there.
Royalty? And being affiliated with them, I guess. Or just something super top-secret. Sort of explains how Hanji knows if it was only known amongst the elites. Kind of like when they were capturing Annie and only a handful knew what was truly going on.Originally Posted by Hamy
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I think the difference is in how they were transformed (ie: different formulas used). Don't you find it odd how Annie and Eren can transform into 15m high titans each and every single time, but the villagers are all fodder-class titans.Quote:
Its just that without explanation of how such goods ended up there given how they appear to be pretty incriminating evidence against Ymir it would just be too convenient a twist if somehow damning evidence ended up there, even if it were supposed to be a trap for her it would still be too convenient since I somehow doubt they'd gain access to goods that they wouldn't know how to read because its written in an entirely different language and it would be a pretty shifty plan for obvious reasons. Ymir seems pretty screwed at the moment since the current circumstances will force open the truth I think, just the fact that titans were created from inside the wall with Connie's village is a pretty big revelation for them to discover.
On a side note based on the conversation between Ymir and Ryner does that mean he's into men, since that seems to be the direction he implied XD
Also is it just me or are we having titans manufactured to you know bypass the protection of the wall? I mean we have the colossal titan that is obviously taller than the wall, the armored titan that can just ram and break through the wall, and now we have the ape titan whose limbs are long enough to allow him to scale the wall...
Last edited by Hamy; October 10, 2012 at 09:43 PM.
female titan Ymir heheh i hope so cause she always follows christa who has connections to the titans in the wal,, this damn 104th trainees are some special people hehe
and poor connie all the people in the village becomes titans
maybe that hairy titan is somekind of a titan disease spreader hehe
that hairy titan cant open that wall cause even the largest titan can only open the wall by kicking the gate, maybe he has some other ways or motive by climbing up there
this is one exciting manga
A nice revealing chapter...that gave us even more things to think about.
So with this we can assume that Ymir knows a lot more than other people. At first it felt like Ymir wanted Connie to stop talking about the topic because she doesn't want him to put the pieces together and find out, but then I guess we can think that she wanted him to just forget about it to make him feel better, but that doesn't make sense since from what we've seen from Ymir she doesn't seem like that kind of person, so maybe she does know. :/
Titan's evolution? Everyone (or just me) are thinking that humans made titans all those years ago, maybe there are people out there that are helping create titans to get past the wall. Maybe we'll learn more once we get to see that basement, which seems like it'll be forever until we see it. >_>