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Shingeki no Kyojin 40 RAW
A flashback between christa and ymir
why does this manga always ends in a tragedy
chapters out got 1 question: when did they met ymir in titan form before?
From the flashback and her uncertainty on the tower, I get the impression that Ymir's transformation was very similar to Eren's in that she was out of control and thus that is why she attacked people. That makes it extremely unlikely that she was part of any human-titan faction trying to destroy the walls like Annie. It also makes it extremely unlikely that she is the same Ymir referenced by the titan that talked to one of the members of the scouting legion.
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Ymir was able to mantain enough self control to save that recruit called Dazz from the blizzard and turn back to human form without anyone from the base camp or Christa knowing about her power.
However the events with Reiner and Bertold happened years before that, so it is indeed possible Ymir that was a child back then didn't had enough self control to not go berserk like most titans.
That or maybe the titan Reiner adn Bertold saw was related to her (hence the similarity).... but that is a shot in the dark right now.
However, what I would like to consider is whether or not Ymir was a type of titan capable of transforming back and forth to human and titan form. We know they don't necessarily need control as Eren had shown but he appeared to be special so I'm wondering if Ymir was a special titan herself or pretty much like the rest of the titans they are killing. Since if she was a run of the mill titan before that puts the possibility of the other titans regaining sentience or control.
One thing though is I wonder if Ymir is capable of taking down the titans, since she doesn't appear all that confident, or is she simply being wary because this does mean she'll be separating herself from Christa. Guess we'll have to wait for the next chapters to find that out, on a side note her titan form looks a lot like an Ogre (Onibaba). Still with Ymir fighting this means she wasn't planning on kidnapping Christa or keeping her quiet as much as somehow seeking out a person very much like her. Meaning we'll be getting some answers finally since Christa will most likely be staying with the legion (not killed or silenced by some twist of fate hopefully). Good to see that the manga is set to pick up in the near future now.
Last edited by Hamy; December 09, 2012 at 10:54 PM.
Wow, I just read the current chapter, yes I know Im late, I hadn't realized the new chapter came out, but whoa that chapter was exciting, But I don't know if I want all the titans to be actual people, It could either be extremely interesting or not very good, but I trust that the author will make it good, he hasn't let me down yet.
BTW, I think this Ymir and the one that titan was talking about had to be the same person, I don't see why it would be a different Ymir. But, man Reiner and Berthold are probably gonna be pissed that Ymir was the titan attacking them.
Now the question is: since it seems Ymir is not voluntarily a titan and she has not any power over titans (that attacked her with her mates in the tower and never crouch in front of her) why the titan in the flashback didn't attack and crouch in front of a girl similar to her? Maybe he was a parent/friend of Ymir mutated into a titan like the mother of Connie in his village or whatever?
Maybe Ymir has some power over normal titans while the ones she's fighting now are under the Ape Titan direction?