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Old 2013-05-19, 20:36   Link #221
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I do have a feeling that there are people spoiling in the episode thread under the disguise of "observation".
Hopefully this will all dispel after next ep since then everyone should be on the same page
Now that you mention it..Hmm
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Old 2013-05-19, 20:52   Link #222
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well what do you guys think about design of Eren's Titan form ? ı think it look cool but it look more human than other Titans
I love it! Compared to other titans its very demon like, i guess its because its the personification of Eren's anger. Also, some people mentioned that the titans are actually like biomechas. The back of the necks are the cockpits where they control the mecha... funny idea yeah?

Also on the subject of spoilers... for some reason i find it difficult to believe there are some people who havent yet been spoilered to death in this fandom. If you seek any kind of SnK information, whether its text or pics, you'll end up spoilered.
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Old 2013-05-19, 20:54   Link #223
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Honestly I tend to avoid posting in the episodic threads anyway. Can't even really engage in proper conversation as I already know too much.
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Old 2013-05-19, 21:39   Link #224
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well what do you guys think about design of Eren's Titan form ? ı think it look cool but it look more human than other Titans
I think it compliments his pent up rage quite well.

Speaking of his titan form design, the only thing I didn't quite like in the anime was the red muscle crack thing (when it looked he was being scanned). I didn't really see the point in them doing that. I hope that won't happen every single time he punches something in his titan form. I'm just nitpicking though.

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Honestly I tend to avoid posting in the episodic threads anyway. Can't even really engage in proper conversation as I already know too much.
I want to post there, but I'd feel out of place since I've read the manga. Only worthwhile thing I'd have to post in the episode threads is complimenting the amazing animation.
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Old 2013-05-19, 21:50   Link #225
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I often joke with friends that Eren Titan is essentially Unit01
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Old 2013-05-19, 21:54   Link #226
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I do have a feeling that there are people spoiling in the episode thread under the disguise of "observation".
Hopefully this will all dispel after next ep since then everyone should be on the same page
That possibility always exist, but so far there aren't enough reasons to think Iron Maw falls under this category.

He didn't even make a prediction or exposed a theory so he won't really have anything relevant to boast about, if you think that's his purpose.


Let's not forget that in the manga thread a lot of speculations were made and they turned to be true. At least half of us understood that the abnormal titan was Eren in a way or the other and people were talking about how the female titan was Annie long time before the confirmation.

It's not a spoiler as long as it's just a speculation, do not jump on your guns if someone happens to predict correctly what's going to happen in the next episodes.
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Old 2013-05-19, 22:29   Link #227
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After spoiling myself to death (happens when you go to wikipedia to try and find out what this series is all about and why is there so much hype), I marathon'd (?) up to the current anime episode and manga chapter (let me tell you, I now have a hard time waiting for the next one D:!!!!!)

Anyway I wanted to see your theories about how Ymir was the deviant titan that ambushed Reiner and Bertholdt and if it really happened (given how much they twist the truth), how many years ago do you think it did?
I'm thinking it should be more than 5 years since at that time I think they could've easily killed her (I still see her as a him -__-U) in their titan forms

Or perhaps was a little before joining the training squad?
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Old 2013-05-20, 00:49   Link #228
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I have a feeling that scene is probably the earliest moment involving any of the main characters. It could be the trigger as to why they both can turn into Titans
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Old 2013-05-20, 01:13   Link #229
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About why reiner and bert didnt transform in their fight against ymir.. I guess their titan powers had yet to be awakened at that point. Surely they could have beaten ymir to a pulp if they had transformed so im guessing they couldnt.
Its difficult to say anything about their age but maybe um.. they were about 10 year olds or so in that fight? Oh and i have mentioned it before but i think ymir was crazed/berserk in that situation. Normally titan shifters dont eat humans so she obviously wasnt herself.

I have been reading alot of theories lately about whats actually going on in the series and i think Reiner and Bert are not the bad guys. The king and the aristocrats probably did something outrageous in the past... perhaps it was them who caused people to start turning into titans. Like if they created somekind of an illness. The titan village probably sent child soldiers (like reiner, bert and annie) to infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy.
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Old 2013-05-20, 07:20   Link #230
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I have been reading alot of theories lately about whats actually going on in the series and i think Reiner and Bert are not the bad guys. The king and the aristocrats probably did something outrageous in the past... perhaps it was them who caused people to start turning into titans. Like if they created somekind of an illness. The titan village probably sent child soldiers (like reiner, bert and annie) to infiltrate the city and destroy the enemy.
But if it was about vengeance Eren wouldn't change a thing.

Unless Reiner lied or was being deceptive when he said they won't attack the human settlement if he goes with them, I'm more inclined to think they attacked out of some kind of necessity. Necessity that no longer exist if they have Eren.

One theory that I have is that Reiner and Berthold are part of a group of people that once were humans but then started becoming titans, pretty much like what happened in Connie's village. The vast majority probably doesn't have a good control over the titan forms so Reiner and Berthold were the only ones who could
fight.
It is possible that they need something to survive or to keep their humanity least they'll end all up becoming mindless human eating monsters. And of course those people in the inner city know what titan ares and probably still protect technologies to create and control them (as the walls suggest).
In that case perhaps Eren is a special titan who possesses some kind of quality that can save Reiner's and Berthold's people. Or perhaps Eren is the only one who can completely unveil the secrets in Grisha's basement.


In any case I doubt I'll end up thinking that Reiner and friends are good guys. In the best case they decided to cause the death of hundred of thousand innocents to save their own folk (which are probably a lot less in number).
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Old 2013-05-20, 15:57   Link #231
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Another thing I have mentally prepared myself for (just in case) is that when we get a view of the outside world it'll actually be ruins of buildings from our present time (given the title of the first chapter, kinda forshadowing what could happen if we're not careful??)

...reminded me of that movie I never saw (only read the ending...man do I spoil myself in everything -__-U) about a village that lives as pilgrims (? my english is not working well atm) and at the end when they protagonist get out we see it's actually in our time...
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Old 2013-05-20, 16:11   Link #232
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...reminded me of that movie I never saw (only read the ending...man do I spoil myself in everything -__-U) about a village that lives as pilgrims (? my english is not working well atm) and at the end when they protagonist get out we see it's actually in our time...

Spoiler for the name of that movie. You don't want to read this if you don't know it already.:
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Old 2013-05-20, 18:15   Link #233
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Spoiler for the name of that movie. You don't want to read this if you don't know it already.:


Yeah that's the one I know it by the spanish name ("La Aldea") and became kinda lazy to not look it up on imdb (u.u shame on me).

And yes I did spoil myself, I dunno why the heck I keep ruining the intrigue to myself....
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Old 2013-05-20, 19:02   Link #234
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Yeah that's the one I know it by the spanish name ("La Aldea") and became kinda lazy to not look it up on imdb (u.u shame on me).

And yes I did spoil myself, I dunno why the heck I keep ruining the intrigue to myself....
That seems to be a thing nowadays, people spoiling themselves that is. I really can't see why anyone would do that.
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Old 2013-05-20, 19:49   Link #235
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That seems to be a thing nowadays, people spoiling themselves that is. I really can't see why anyone would do that.
This is my reason:
http://www.psychologicalscience.org/...yspoilers.html
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Old 2013-05-20, 20:51   Link #236
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It's really a subjective issue. To me, spoiling myself would undermine the whole purpose of reading/watching something. If some people get enjoyment out of that or get interested in something by doing so, then fine, I don't have the authority to tell them to do otherwise. Despite my brain telling me that everyone has their own preferences I still can't fathom why anyone would deliberately do something like that to themselves. But this isn't the the place to be talking about this.
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Old 2013-05-23, 05:37   Link #237
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I was rereading the latest chapter of manga, now I'm more confident about my theory that "Titan needs sunlight to operate"

here's my theory before

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While rereading the chapter until the potential ending for the anime (30-34), I found something weird

I might miss the details but why Annie refused to follow Eren, Mikasa and Armin to the underground again?

I mean if she just followed them there, they can't conclude that Annie is a titan (again, what's the relationship between not going underground against being a titan)

It might be related to titan inside the wall since that father asked the hole to be closed immediately before sunlight hits it
from the latest chapter (45)



now I'm pretty sure Annie didn't follow Eren, Mikasa and Armin to the underground not only because she was scared of harsh interrogation but because she knew she won't be able to transform into Titan if things go south

btw were this fact (Titan needs sunlight to operate) mentioned in the manga before? I might miss it

what I remember was Father from chapter 34 went crazy when there were a hole in the wall and asked it to be covered before sunlight hits the titan
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Old 2013-05-23, 06:02   Link #238
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I was rereading the latest chapter of manga, now I'm more confident about my theory that "Titan needs sunlight to operate"

here's my theory before



from the latest chapter (45)



now I'm pretty sure Annie didn't follow Eren, Mikasa and Armin to the underground not only because she was scared of harsh interrogation but because she knew she won't be able to transform into Titan if things go south

btw were this fact (Titan needs sunlight to operate) mentioned in the manga before? I might miss it

what I remember was Father from chapter 34 went crazy when there were a hole in the wall and asked it to be covered before sunlight hits the titan
I'm not sure that's the case. Ymir and the Ape titan for example could move at night.

I think Reiner and Bertholdt are just waiting so when they are moving around in their titan form they won't be attack by the regular titans. If they couldn't transform and move at nighttime as a titan, Yimr could easily defeat them, because she can.
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Old 2013-05-23, 07:14   Link #239
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Unfortunately it doesn't matter how many other hints that titans need sunlight we get, we still have many other facts and hints that titans can still operate and transform without sunlight.


The only thing that I can think of is that the body somehow can store sunlight as a reserve and still run with it for a while. Supposedly that power will eventually deplete and the titan will require more sunlight to function again.

There's the problem that we see Eren transforming twice without direct sunlight and it is heavily hinted that Ymir transformed in the middle of the night during that flashback with Christa. That would imply that even the human body can have such energy reserve.
That should be true even for Annie, Reiner and Berthold unless it's a special ability of Eren and Ymir.

In the end we need more clarifications.
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Old 2013-05-23, 17:13   Link #240
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In fact, they already answered this question here, thanks to Hanji's experiments ...

Their vitality varies from one titan to the other. I guess every titans needs sunlight at one point, but some can stay active longer than others.

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