Jean's last name

Adding a misplaced post here:

The Name Kirschtein is German (as so many other names) and a combination of Kirsch(e) (Cherry) and "Stein" (stone) which is spoken as "Schtein" Cherry seeds are usually called "Kirschkern" but Kirschstein is also not a uncommom expression. I think this fits more Into the whole German name theme then it beeing another word for Christian. sadly im unable to edit the page myself wutzibu 00:34, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

What you say is true, but I think that "Jean Kirchstein" could be a possible interpretation of the speelling as well. "Kirche" means church. "-stein" (stone) is a common German last name suffix. NeoSuperior (talk) 01:22, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

EDIT: What is with the trivia page? "Kirschtein" means "follower of Christ"? In what language? NeoSuperior (talk) 01:30, September 1, 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, Kirsch(s)tein definitely doesn't mean "Follower of Christ". There's a chance the creator corrupted that surname on purpose to make it sound a bit like "Kirche" (church), so the name would also form something like "Church-Core", e.a. roughly "Faithful to the core" or "faithful within", but that's VERY farfetched. This page here says "Kirschstein" has a Prussian meaning, and the words derived from it are:

  • "girsna" = guter Ruf (good reputation)
  • "girrit" = rühmen, loben (to praise)
  • "girsnan" = Ruf, Leumund (reputation, renown)
  • + "steinat" = stattlich (imposing, handsome)

Those attributes seem more likely than the "follower of Christ" thing. You won't find that definition for Kirschstein anywhere, it should at least get removed from the page at least until the creator confirms such a meaning (which seems rather unlikely, imho). 00:24, September 2, 2013 (UTC)


why his species: Horse? Jennicious (talk) 06:08, March 5, 2016 (UTC)

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I actually never thought of correcting myself. Thanks for reminding me of this.Jennicious (talk) 08:39, March 5, 2016 (UTC)
No problem, sometimes moderators aren't on when vandals strike. But luckily, users with accounts occasionally are, and they tend to revert their fair share of the problem edits as well. EternalLocket (talk) 09:49, March 5, 2016 (UTC)

Profile Pic

I was thinking that the wiki should replace Jean's current manga profile picture with a new one featuring his new, longer hairstyle. Anyone agree? Or should we keep it the way it is?--Neetaku (talk) 07:04, March 17, 2016 (UTC)

Seems fine with me, I didn't like that smudge on his face anyway. Plus, Isayama's drawing has gotten way better. So long as it's as close to a frontal view as possible without looking silly, then I vote in favor of an image change. EternalLocket (talk) 07:35, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
Alright, I'll get right on finding a new pic.--Neetaku (talk) 18:42, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
How does this look?Jean long hair--Neetaku (talk) 19:44, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
I was thinking of something a little less mopey, and also bigger. I'm also trying to look as well. EternalLocket (talk) 19:54, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
Some of the clearer and bigger images have speech bubbles taking up half his face. :( EternalLocket (talk) 19:59, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
I've noticed that too. I can't seem to find any images where I can crop out the speech bubbles without taking off a large portion of Jean's head with it...--Neetaku (talk) 20:07, March 17, 2016 (UTC)
So far I've seen an okay one in chapter 77, where the speech bubble doesn't take up too much space and can be ignored, but the image itself is pretty dark. I'm going to look in one more chapter before I log off for a while. EternalLocket (talk) 20:11, March 17, 2016 (UTC)

That's because he has a horse face and nobody wants to see it. ^_^ --Manuel de la Fuente (talk) 20:14, March 17, 2016 (UTC)

LOL! You'll make all the Jean fans cry. It's amazing, we have beautiful, clear images of everyone, except his favorite character. o_O EternalLocket (talk) 20:18, March 17, 2016 (UTC)

What about this one, would it work? [LINK]--Nue Renji (talk) 06:36, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

That picture is pretty good! I'm not too keen on the angle, but it's by far the best image I've seen of his new look. I'm going to trim it up a little, get rid of the panel borders as best I can, then I'll add it.--Neetaku (talk) 09:29, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

Cool! Yeah, I know what you mean about the angle, but it was the only one I could find that was clear and not covered in speech bubbles and/or too small. I've found some new images for a few other characters too that I want to ask about on their talk pages, but it'll have to wait until later - for now I need to sleep.--Nue Renji (talk) 13:14, June 2, 2016 (UTC)

Special operation squad

he could still be apart of the squad and Levi should still outrank him, but to be fair the special operation squad  is likely not active anymore but it's members including Armin are still listed under it and the squad still might exist to some extent but its members all take on differnt roles when needed considering they are now the only veterans left --Hoshido0Nohr (talk) 02:23, July 5, 2018‎ (UTC)

My personal feeling is that the Special Operations Squad has been reorganized. Levi would still have a squad, I don't see Hange taking that away from a ranking officer, but it wouldn't have all the same characters in it. (That could be where the new girl people have been fussing over comes in.) Unsurprisingly the Survey Corps would want to promote some of Levi's squad to become new officers to rebuild the organization, and Jean was one of them. I don't think he would be working under Levi though, since they didn't talk to each other at all during the Battle of Liberio, and they would have to in order to coordinate. The SOS page will need to be updated once we know the new command structure and who is reporting to who, but I'd want to see something solid we can reference first. RuneLai (talk) 04:27, July 5, 2018 (UTC)

Commanding Officer

Was Jean just leading a squad during Liberio, or was he leading the ground operations? He seemed to be the head person every other soldier was reporting to, and I doubt his squad was that big. Murdermarshmallows (talk) 02:48, November 18, 2018 (UTC)

Jean is referred to as a commanding officer in the dialogue for that battle. It's possible that this is because he was in charge of multiple squads rather than a single one, but we don't know for certain. Connie says that they are all officers now, but it is possible that Connie is simply Jean's XO and Lobov a squadmate and that's why they were reporting to him. Mikasa and Armin didn't interact with Jean during the battle. RuneLai (talk) 21:56, November 18, 2018 (UTC)