hi i dont know if someone already asked you about this but can u draw pregnant levihan? Thahaha thanks!
YO HELLO ANON THANK YOU FOR THE REQUEST
i’m afraid i can’t really draw pregnant people bc pregnancy as a whole kinda freaks me out- so yeah sorry hope you enjoy these newly parents eyepatch buddies levihan looking at their baby just as much tho 🥺
Ok, putting aside whatever we feel about Hange’s death for a minute, let’s look at the last Levihan bits we did get in this last chapter.
First of all…
Levi says “Have you been watching?”
Levi asked Hange to watch them in 132. So, here he acknowledges it again. And guess what? She’s there watching all this while. He also said “Seeya, Hange” back in 132 and here he gets to see her again one more time. His facial expression before it shows their panel is also sad but even slightly warm. As if looking at a familiar sight that he loves. Then we see her face. Erwin and the others are there too. They look at peace. It’s so nice to see. But Hange…her eyes are sad. Her face is full of longing maybe? I’m sure she wishes she could be there with him. That they could have spent their lives together.
Then they fade out and Levi salutes while crying with a faint smile. On the upper panel on the left, we see the wings of freedom symbol. Maybe it’s the back of someone’s cape? The last person to fade out? MaybeHange’s?
Time has passed. Levi is hanging out with Falbi and Onyankapon. A plane flies overhead. Gabi and Falco gaze up excitedly but Onyan and Levi share a look. A sort of familiar, sad look? They both know what the plane reminds them of. Why else would Isayama draw that panel? Even years later, Levi remembers Hange. He can’t be thinking of anyone else in this moment. Hange’s sacrifice is keen in his memory. And think about it, this is the last time we see Levi in this story. The last time we see Levi, he’s remembering Hange. Can it get any sweeter? Oh and, after this we see Mikasa remembering Eren. She sees a bird and we know it symbolizes him. Levi saw the plane, Mikasa saw the bird. Both Ackermans have moved on and survived but they still remember the people they gave their hearts to. They always will.
They’ve all been watching over you Levi. They’re proud of your bravery and contribution to humanity and to giving meaning to their deaths. Their deaths were not in vain because of you :’)
I think Levi is finally at peace and those tears beside being the outcome of losing his comrades is out of happiness. He’s now sure he fufilled his duty knowing his comrades are at peace looking at him with soft expressions ❤
For anyone who’s saying chapter 138 is a disservice to Eren’s character; for anyone who think Eren’s decision to live with Mikasa after a simple confession is ridiculous:
Eren might be like this,
But he’s also this.
Eren was pitted against two choices: a) Let the world trample Paradis, or b) Wipe out the rest of the world. Choice a) is bad for his people, but at least innocent lives outside Paradis will be spared. Choice b) is good for his people, but so much innocent people will be lost.
Eren is in despair. He truly believes wiping out the rest of the world is the best course of action, but he’s painfully aware that it’s wrong. He finally understand why Reiner is such an half-assed bastard, but he can’t say that since he’s much worse than him; Reiner broke down the walls to save the world, while Eren is willing to do genocide because of his selfish desire to do so. The guilt is eating him alive.
At this lowest point of his life, Mikasa came.
He wondered why Mikasa always sticks to this good-for-nothing guy, who’s about to massacre the rest of the world. What did she see in him? Why did she choose him? Depending on her answer, he might stop. This is where Mikasa’s confession plays a big role, because he was so tired of it all, he’s hanging on to Mikasa’s answer for dear life.
Well, she ended up with this answer so he had to move on with his initial plan. But look, if you’re suffering this much, who wouldn’t want to run away? Especially with your loved ones?
If only she gave a different answer, he’d run away with her, to a secluded place where no one can reach them, forget about it all, and live the rest of their lives in peace.
Of course, this is just what Eren wished in the spur of moment, just like Armin who’s so tired, he wished to sleep 2 days straight. The alternative timeline merely shows us what would Eren do if Mikasa gave him another answer; doesn’t necessarily mean he’d be happy with it, or it’d give a better outcome. Even if this alt. scenario happened, he still wouldn’t be able to live with himself due to greater regrets.
Paradis would be fucked up, he left Armin, Jean, and Connie to fight alone, he would disappoint Historia who already surrender herself to have a child -just to support Eren’s plan; all the sacrifices in Liberio would be for nothing.
He thought it’s selfish of him to fulfill his own desire and abandon his responsibility. That’s why he chose the answer with the least regret: Genocide.
Even then, it’s not like his regret disappeared.
He regrets putting the Scouts and his friends into danger,
He regrets killing innocent lives,
so much that he imagined himself as a child reaching for his dream, to cope with his trauma.
This is where Reiner comes into play, because he’s the one who understand Eren’s situation the most.
Eren will keep moving forward, until he eliminated all his enemies. He will keep moving forward, until someone stops him, just like how it used to be.
TLDR; Eren is a complex character with a lot of layers. They say action speaks louder than words, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, the unspeakable words IS the true feeling. Our action does not reflect our feeling or what we wished for. So no, chapter 138 is NOT a disservice on Eren’s character.
Eren might’ve grown past his childish rage and be more cold-hearted and calculative, but it also means he understood better of the gravity of his action. It doesn’t make it easier, it only makes him suffer. That’s why it has to stop eventually, and I couldn’t ask for something better than chapter 138.
SNK is absolutely still the story it has always been and the one that I’ve loved from day 1, with characters that live up to who they are, and a message that means something. Contrary to so many opinions about it disappointing out there, I can’t disagree more.
I love that SNK has always been about the fact that we don’t have to do anything grand or have any specific purpose in life to live a life worth living. From “he’s already special because he was born into this world” to Eren always chasing after freedom “because I was born into this world” to this chapter where Armin voices how he thinks he was born to live those simple, trivial moments where he enjoyed things/his friends, they may not seem like anything spectacular but it’s precious to him and then finally, having even Zeke who still wants to euthanize Eldians, realize that life is worth living for the one moment he enjoyed–this message has always been clearly repeated in this story and it’s beautiful.
Despite how cruel the world is, despite all the pain, suffering and actual hell they live through, there is beauty. Beauty in the small moments, beauty in people most important to you and spending it with them even doing something as simple as walking together or playing ball–it’s not significant, it doesn’t always have to be something major or even something that changed the world, but it can still be precious. And THAT right there is why this story is so powerful, so beautiful. A message that gives hope, that shows that hope exists even when the world is ending, just like how Armin says his friends are still trying to fight and haven’t given up because in spite of everyone that has died, there’s still those that haven’t.
Life is worth living because they are born into this world, because there are things they enjoyed that they still remember even if it’s trivial. Even Zeke admits that he wouldn’t mind being born again and he wishes he realized that there was beauty in the day earlier. And I think that realization gave Zeke a well ended death (I never even liked him personally, but he died well and it was meaningful).
Speaking about the characters, I feel they are absolutely who they have always been. They all play their role, they all did what they had to do. Armin. Jean. Reiner. Etc. And yes, Levi, too. I’ve seen so much criticism about Levi not making the correct “face/expression” or how he killed Zeke without hesitation, but his shock features make perfect sense to me.
This is not Levi killing the “monster” he’s always been going after time and time again, this is not the “beast” that tried to kill Levi. In these last moments of Zeke waving him over, this is Levi killing a human being. *Another* human, not a monster. This isn’t a fight the way it was all the times before, this is purely one-sided Zeke inviting Levi to kill him and simply Levi doing what he has always had to do. Zeke is truly just another sad human that Levi has to kill (one of many he has killed time and time before), and when Levi kills him it’s not a “I finally killed the monster” reaction, but a “this is another sad human I have to kill to end this war” and it’s fitting.
They are quite literally in the middle of the end of the world, rumbling and all happening around them, so even IF it’s obvious to Levi that this isn’t a battle, that this is Zeke letting him kill him without putting up a fight, Levi knows what he has to do, so he does so. Their world has always been about split second decisions, no hesitation, no regretting the choices you make but making them on the spot because it can literally be between life and death as we have seen over and over. In this case, they’ve literally said in the previous chapters that the beast titan is their goal, that “maybe if we kill Zeke, it will stop the rumbling”.
So yes, when Zeke appears, of course he’s just going to kill him without hesitation. They don’t have time to hesitate and they surely don’t have time to “talk” to Zeke. It’s not even about just fulfilling a promise or what people like to say “Levi only cares about killing the beast titan now”, it’s about the fact that they’re trying to stop the rumbling here. What he did makes sense narratively and it’s who he’s always been. Also I completely disagree with those saying Levi has lost his purpose now because Zeke is dead, so he can die. Death is not freedom. Death is not happiness. They did not all fight so that they can die.
Anyways, there’s so much more about this chapter and the characters that I love and so much more to take in. (Also yes, even Eren, I think post-time skip Eren is who he’s always been and I absolutely am and have always been still in love with his characterization. I can’t wait to see his final thoughts.) I don’t usually say anything on SNK chapters because this fandom is literally one toxic or disrespectful to Isayama opinion I disagree with after another. But I’m feeling a lot for this story ending and I am in love with it as I have always been. It’s a masterpiece and so are it’s characters. Anyways here’s my shit take into the void with it. That’s all.
I’m so emotional by Levi’s monologue this chapter. It took us 84 years but it’s finally here and all this time I knew it’s going to break me. Levi is giving his all to humanity because that’s what they always fought for. That’s what his comrades devoted their hearts for. His comrades and their goals are still the center of his thoughts and no matter what happens he won’t give up on honoring their sacrifice. That’s grand, really grand. He’s not regretting letting Erwin go and entrusting the duty to Armin because he knew he’s going to be the savior of humanity.
It’s just so emotional, for this is most likely a death flag for him and again I’m not at all ready for it; however, I’m just so glad we got to see another precious moment with all the veterans dreaming about a better world even though it was just in Levi’s imagination. I also love how a special panel was dedicated to Levi’s closest and most dear people aka Hanji and Erwin in his life. I still believe he deserves happiness and a life post-war. Idk what Isayama is planning. Levi’s story might go everywhere but one thing I’m sure of is HE’S NEVER GONNA GIVE UP ON SAVING HUMANITY AND HONORING HIS DEAD COMRADES.
Until today I honestly thought that Ymir was just a poor girl who originally did nothing wrong and wanted to hurt no one, a victim of her fate-
-and of Eren’s manipulation. But honestly, after reading chapter 135, I’m not so sure anymore.
First of all, she’s not just an innocent victim of unfortunate circumstances. The other slaves clearly blamed her for a reason; she really did set the pigs free. Now the question is why?
I think that, having had the power of Attack Titan as well, it may have affected Ymir right from the start, even before she had the power. We’ve seen holders of the Attack Titan have memories from the future when they’ve already possessed the titan, but what if they were able to see them even before they inherited it? Some kind of guided by faith -thing? Or maybe Ymir had some power all along, but that thing under the tree simply woke it up? That would explain why she set the pig free; it was to start everyhting. Still, it was not like she was purely evil, not at first at least.
She protected the king after all. At this point, she definitely didn’t have a full idea of what was going to happen, even if she’d already seen glimpses of the future.
Earlier I thought that Ymir didn’t really have a part in all the chaos, that she was simply watching, but now I’m not so sure anymore. Seeing her like that, she looks pretty evil, like she has a part in it all.
Armin, our local genius, seems to think that Ymir is behind it all. Possible, yes, but if she is, then was she twisted from the beginning, or did her harsh life break her? Were Eren’s words of letting her choose what got Ymir to act like this? Maybe Ymir is the one who’s been in charge since Eren entered the paths, and while Eren had his own plans all along, he never intended to hurt his friends?
Or maybe Eren and Ymir are just equally crazy. Who honestly knows at this point. Need to wait for more information.
Hey, what do you think about aot last chapter? i'm on fire, and with big hopes for the end (even if i know i shouldn't)
I’ve lost hope ever since Kaji Yuki (Eren’s VA) said it was depressing after he himself saw the ending.
Armin seeing Erwin felt like a death flag and not a death flag at the same time because it’s Armin we’re talking about here.
I felt so bad for him knowing that he was not breathing at that time. I’ve only experienced such a feeling twice (I was younger in both times but I can still remember a bit of how it felt) and it’s really hard to even imagine.
And I’m so fucking pissed at those joking about it, sorry, but no!
The fact that I ship jeankasa and how they were both bosses saving the others was kinda pleasing.
Ironic how my survey corps comrade (my anime-only friend who’s waiting for aot with me) mentioned how she saw what Pieck looked like and she liked her yesterday, and today Pieck is in a terrible situation. I better be cautious next time lol.
I feel even more worried about Levi. I kinda expected internal injuries or internal bleeding when the explosion occured and him coughing up blood just confirmed it for me. I literally cried upon seeing that. Here’s to hoping Hanji is still alive and she gives him a surgery for that. Like I said, one can dream.
Aside from my disappointment at how things could’ve been better if a flying titan was revealed sooner and Hanji could’ve stayed alive. I personally think Falco’s titan form looks EPIC AF
In conclusion: I’m now almost sure we won’t get the ending the characters deserve, and that the events won’t be too pleasing.
As said by Levi it’s worth mentioning that this is Hanji’s theory: “killing Zeke aka the royal boood who came in contact with the founder so they can stop the rumbling completely” so I believe some ppl should stop blaming Levi saying he’s only there to kill Zeke. As I said in my other post he might even have a point but that’s already been talked about. It’s true that partially he’s holding a vendetta against Zeke but as you can see in this chapter Levi is taking orders from Armin aka the commander. He genuinely wants the rumbling to be stopped ASAP just as much as the others and that’s why he’s pretty much begging Eren (just like his other friends) to stop the rumbling even tho it may sound like a joke. I’m sure Hanjj & Erwin both are proud of him because Levi’s aware the only way to honor his fallen comrades’ death is to save humanity, and that’s what he’s trying to do even tho he’s injured. The man is tired, broken and lost a dear comrade/friend/family member only minutes ago. Isayama didn’t even give him the time to mourn properly thanks to Eren’s shit. I can only understand why he’s sitting in the sands looking all depressed and lonely cuz literally Isayama’s taking away his motivations one by one 😔