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I doubt Verman's last name was supposed to be a pun on "vermin". 「ヴェルマン」 can be transliterated as either Verman, Velman, Veruman or Veluman. I think it's the same case as with Bertholdt's last name, being purely coincidental. hfc2X 22:02, August 26, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, I have removed it. Thanks! Miskos3 Talk 07:59, August 27, 2013 (UTC)
Possible alternative name
His last name could actually be the German last name "Wehrmann". That name could be roughly translated as "military man". This seems quite fitting if you keep in mind that the show has a lot of German names in it.
NeoSuperior (talk) 20:47, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
I guess we can mention this in the article, but if you're going to add it, make sure the way it's formulated doesn't imply that this is how the author came up with his name, we cannot speculate till it's directly confirmed by the man himself :P Miskos3 Talk 20:50, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- Wait, you want this as trivia or change his name completely? Miskos3 Talk 20:56, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- I am not sure, because I don't know how you got to the name "Verman" in the first place. If there was actually a valid source that suggested that it is "Verman" then I would rather add it into trivia. Of course if it was simply assumed to be "Verman" just from the katakana, then "Wehrmann" is at least just as valid as "Verman". All I want is that it is at least being considered. NeoSuperior (talk) 21:21, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- I'm not quite sure, I believe his full name comes either from anime credits or the guide book. This website him as 'Verman' as well, but as you said, Wehrman makes sense too given the setting of the series. Either way, I don't think we're doing any name changes till the official anime DVDs with subs are out. We'll probably use it as a base for the character names. Miskos3 Talk 21:48, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- But the subs won't help out, if he was not called by name at some point... If I remember correctly, he was always called by his rank, or at least never by his full name, but I could be mistaken. "myanimelist" usually uses the names used in the english translation of the manga, by kondansha USA (which this wikia seems not to be referencing to as a deciding source), however since he was probably never named directly in the manga, there exists no "official" english translation of him. I guess his name was really dug out either from anime credits (most likely in Katakana) or the guidebook (most likely in Katakana). Additionally the only people who would even consider "Wehrmann" as a possibility, are people who know the German language, or at least German names, well, so it is no surprise that (probably) no one considered it until now. NeoSuperior (talk) 22:05, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- He was called 'Captain Verman' by Rico in anime, this never happened in manga as far as I know so myanimelist's source in this case isn't Kodansha USA. Well, we'll see, I guess :) Miskos3 Talk 22:11, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
- For characters without full names I usually add them from the credits' Katakana. If at some point the names are mentioned, I use the subs I'm currently watching to romanize them. So it's actually quite possible for Wehrmann to be the actual intended name given by Isayama. We cannot know for sure, though, but I think it is a possibility. hfc2X 22:17, August 31, 2013 (UTC)
The Manga Image for him is wrong. The current image for his manga image is actually one of the soldiers that was encouraging everybody to make noise and abandon the military.
I would do it myself but I do not know how to edit anything other than text.
Here's the image being used here currently:
Here is an actual image of Verman from the manga:
Bentheechidna (talk) 13:22, October 5, 2013 (UTC)
- Oh, you're right. I will change it immediately. hfc2X 07:09, October 6, 2013 (UTC)
Anime vs Manga
Upon re-reading the early Manga I noticed his role is greatly expanded in the anime. Whereas he first appears in the Manga when he tries to execute Eren, he first appears in the anime as the commander of the supply situation in Trost. Should the anime section be kept, or should his page become total manga? PrelateZeratul (talk) 07:35, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
- We decided to include the anime material, as long as it does not contradict the manga material. So yes, it should be kept. NeoSuperior (talk) 15:34, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
- That is a really good idea and probably the best way it can be done. As long as it does not contradict what we have seen in the manga, what is the harm in including it? Thanks. PrelateZeratul (talk) 15:52, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
Name according to Crunchyroll
according to this page, his name is "Woerman" in the dub. NeoSuperior (talk) 15:36, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
Are we sure this "Woerman" character is the same as this page? Because that romanization does not make any sense. It's not near the japanese sound in any way. If we do get confirmation, though, we will have to change the name of this article (since it would be the only official source with a romanization of his last name). hfc2X 20:18, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
- Forget it. They probably took the Wörman name and "englishified" it. It would make sense, since that one sounds like the japanese kana. hfc2X 20:22, May 7, 2014 (UTC)
What's with his face in the anime? He's got this huge shadow in the middle of his forehead down between his eyes... eyes can look bruised like that, especially under stress, but his forehead looks like it could hold water, like something smashed his face in. I don't have access to the manga, does he look like that there? --Azaram
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