THE ULTIMATE COMBINATION OF NEET AND OTAKUWho's not actually a NEET.
Top 10 Favorite Characters (In Order)
Top 5 Best Characters
Minor Characters Who Owe Their Lives to Me
Top 5 Best Chapters
|May 9, 2015|
|A dying Kenny Ackerman recalls significant past events of his life. He remembers the time when he met Uri Reiss and how Uri spared his life after being captured by him during a failed assassination attempt. Uri even apologized to him for the persecution the Ackermans suffered and for failing to save humanity, prompting an impressed Kenny to become his bodyguard. After his sister Kuchel died of sickness in the Underground, Kenny takes in her son, Levi. Kenny, not wanting to be a parent, teaches him only what he needs to know to survive and then leaves him some years later without explanation. After much time has passed, Uri tells Kenny about the inherited power of the Reiss family, making him desire to obtain it. Kenny starts his plan by becoming the captain of the Anti-Personnel Control Squad. After Rod Reiss's Titan transformation, Kenny is hit by the debris of the collapsed chapel basement, and his squad is wiped out. After the battle at Orvud District, the dying Kenny is found by Levi. Kenny talks about his life dreaming of obtaining power, recognizes he was a bad uncle for Levi, and then dies after giving him the Titan serum he stole. Not long after, Historia is crowned as the new queen. After the ceremony, she punches Levi as part of a challenge, but Levi just smiles and thanks his team.|
|71||Baldman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
|July 9, 2015|
|Instructor Keith Shadis tells Eren, Hange and Squad Levi everything he knows about Eren's father, Grisha Yeager. About twenty years ago, Grisha was found wandering outside Wall Maria with amnesia, and Keith, a member of the Survey Corps at the time, took him in and introduced him to the life within the Walls. Grisha got a job as a doctor and some time later saved Shiganshina from a plague, including Carla. They fell in love and eventually married. Keith became the commander of the Survey Corps, but continued suffering great losses and had a discussion with Carla about it, during which he met her baby, Eren. After years of disastrous expeditions, Keith resigned in favor of Erwin. On that day, Wall Maria fell, and Keith found Grisha among the fleeing crowd. After finding Eren and learning of Carla's death, Grisha led his son to the forest while Keith waited outside. Seeing the lightning of Eren's Titan transformation, Keith entered the forest and found Eren unconscious with no trace of Grisha, so he took him back to the shelter and left. Back in the present, Keith tells Eren about Carla's last words to him, and remembers the time when he sabotaged Eren's vertical maneuvering equipment balancing test to prevent him from joining the military and save his life, but changed his mind after witnessing Eren's immense will.|
|86||Grisha Yeager's Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
(あの日 Ano Hi?)
|October 8, 2016|
|In one of Grisha Yeager's books, he recounts his childhood and young adulthood beyond the Walls.
Decades ago, Grisha and his sister Faye wandered outside of their internment zone unauthorized, and they were caught by soldiers of Marley. Grisha was punished, and Faye was guided home. However, she was found dead the next day. The military explained the situation to Grisha's parents, who submissively accepted the tragedy, while Grisha realized the fault of his actions. At the Marleyan military's orders, Grisha's father explained their history to Grisha, telling him of Ymir Fritz, the rise and fall of the nation of Eldia, and the Yeager family's place as Eldians forced to live in ghettos. Grisha realized that the Marleyans were lying about Faye's fate, but his father silenced him.
When Grisha was eighteen, he learned of his sister's fate and joined the Eldian Restorationists, who desired to retrieve the Founding Titan and restore their nation. Grisha met Dina Fritz at this time, and they married the following year and had a son named Zeke.
Several years later, the Marleyan government announced a program to train Titan Warriors from Eldian children with the promise of liberating families who offer their children to the cause. Seeing the opportunity to reclaim the Founding Titan with their child's royal blood, Grisha sent Zeke into the Warriors hoping to make him into a double agent. However, when Zeke turned seven, he handed his parents and the Eldian Restorationists over to the Marleyans, who sent them all to Paradis Island to wander outside the Walls as Pure Titans.
|131||Welcome to the Colossus Parade
|August 7th, 2020|
|The Wall Titans continue on their path of destruction. Ramzi and Halil, two refugee children, join crowds of civilians and refugees trying to flee a seaside town, only to be surrounded by the Titans climbing through the mountains. As the Titans annihilate the town and its inhabitants, Eren Yeager reflects on his interaction with Ramzi around a year ago, regret for his inability to change the future, and his tearful apology towards the boy. He reminisces his childhood when Armin Arlert regaled him on the world beyond the Walls, before a younger incarnation of Eren declares the sight of the outside world as the ultimate freedom. Through the paths, he inquires an adult Armin about his opinion.
With Annie Leonhart snapping him out of his vision, Armin finds himself back on the ship, underway to Odiha. He and Annie talk about why he kept seeing her while she was trapped in her crystal. Armin confesses his feelings for her, but Annie concludes it is because he is a good person. Armin corrects her assumption, referring to himself as a monster. Despite that, he still retains optimism that somewhere out there could be the better world that he and Eren dreamed of as children.
|94||Diary of a Wimpy Reiner
(壁の中の少年 Kabe no Naka no Shōnen?)
|June 9, 2017|
|The Warriors return at long last to their hometown, reuniting with their families. At the Braun family residence, Gabi Braun's heroism is praised and Reiner tells of the horrors he experienced living among the devils of the island.
Later that day, Reiner recalls his youth when he trained as a Warrior so that his Eldian mother and Marleyan father could live together. Faced with many struggles and shortcomings, Reiner's dream kept his resolve alive.
Top 5 Worst Chapters
|137||The Long Night
|February 9th, 2021|
|Zeke Yeager and Armin Arlert converse in the Paths about the nature of life and how in her fear, Ymir Fritz managed to escape to a world without death. Zeke does not believe escape is possible, and that it is pointless since to live also means to eventually die. However, Armin speaks about personal moments that are precious to him, even if they are not in the service of continuing their species, and Zeke realizes that he has moments like those that he cherishes as well. This leads to them meeting several previous Titan inheritors who had passed away before them and they chose to connect with those they are closest to before requesting their help.
In the outside world, some of the Titans change sides, with Bertolt Hoover, Ymir, and the Galliard brothers' Titans moving to protect Reiner Braun and Annie Leonhart. Mikasa Ackerman catches up with the Beast Titan that had eaten Armin, and with help from Gabi Braun, manages to cut him free. Jean Kirstein grabs the detonator and triggers the explosives to blow off the Founding Titan's head and Reiner tackles the centipede-like spine that emerges, trying to reconnect with it. Falco Grice picks up most of the team on his flying Jaw Titan save for Reiner and Armin, and clears the area so Armin is free to transform into the Colossus Titan and destroy the Founder's body.
|126||The Last of the Starks
|February 7th, 2020|
|Upon meeting up with Theo Magath and Pieck Finger, Levi Ackerman and Hange Zoë suggest that they combine their forces in order to defeat Zeke Yeager and the Yeagerists. Elsewhere, Connie Springer tries to feed Falco Grice to his mother in order to restore her life as a human, but he is foiled by Armin Arlert, who attempts to sacrifice himself in Falco's place and have Connie's mother inherit the Colossus Titan.
Pieck rescues Yelena and Onyankopon from execution and also smuggles out Jean Kirstein while Mikasa Ackerman, Armin, Connie, and Annie Leonhart find Reiner Braun. He is surprised to see them with Gabi Braun and Falco, and Connie informs him that they are now a united front that intends to save the world.
|122||Joke's on You, I Was Only PRETENDING to be a Slave!
(二千年前の君から Nisen-nen Mae no Kimi Kara?)
|October 9th, 2019|
|Two thousand years ago, Ymir was a slave in service to an Eldian tribal leader named Karl Fritz. When she took the blame for an escaped pig, his men hunted her for sport. She fell into a chasm beneath a tree while trying to find a safe place to hide, and merged with an unknown substance below, which transformed her into a Titan. Fritz kept her as his slave, forcing her to work the land for his people, wage war on his enemies, and to bear his children. When she died, he fed her body to their daughters to ensure her power would be passed on for generations to come.
In the present, Eren Yeager calls out to Ymir, saying that she does not have to be a slave and obey Zeke's orders. She has the ability to choose. He believes she is the one who led him here, and that she has been waiting for 2,000 years. Though Zeke tries to stop them, Ymir hears Eren and lifts her head in tears. Outside of the paths, Wall Maria shatters, revealing the multitude of Colossus Titans inside.
|139||The Iron Tree on That Hill
(あの丘の木に向かって Ano Oka no ki ni Mukatte?)
|April 9th, 2021|
|After Eren Yeager's death at the hands of Mikasa Ackerman, many of his former comrades from Paradis Island begin recalling memories of him visiting them that were erased due to the power of the Founding Titan. Armin Arlert recalls how they discussed Eren being responsible for killing a vast majority of humanity during the Rumbling and reveals his true feelings about Mikasa, wishing to be able to live with her and the others in peace.
In the present, Armin notices his Titan form dissolving into steam and spots Mikasa approaching with Eren's head. He mourns his best friend's death and while Mikasa leaves to bury his remains, Armin approaches the Marleyan troops with the other Eldians and claims responsibility for the death of Eren. Several years pass and peace talks have begun between those living in Marley and the island of Paradis, which has begun mobilizing an army for the time when Marley and the other countries seek their revenge. As Mikasa sits beneath the tree where Eren is buried, she thinks about him and notices a bird flying to her. The bird picks at her scarf and adjusts it before flying away.
|83||Game of Plot Armor
|July 9, 2016|
|As Eren mourns for his deceased friend Armin, he is confronted by Zeke. Zeke recognizes Eren, attempting to tell him about his father Grisha brainwashing him, but is interrupted by the arrival of Levi Ackerman. Before he leaves, however, Zeke promises to rescue Eren. As Eren prepares to give Levi his gas tanks, he hears Armin cough.
Hange attempts to interrogate a captive Reiner, but when they are unable to get any meaningful information from him, Hange attempts to behead him but is then stopped when Jean suggests taking his Titan power from him. Unconvinced that the Titan injection should be used yet, Hange tells Mikasa to check on Eren and Armin, and to alert them if Reiner should be killed. However, shortly afterward Zeke and the Quadrupedal Titan appear and rescue Reiner, nearly killing Hange.
As Eren frantically tries to keep Armin alive, he begs Levi to save Armin's life with the Titan serum. Levi agrees, but is stopped by the arrival of the surviving Survey Corps recruit who is carrying Erwin's near-lifeless body. Seeing that Erwin is still alive, Levi announces that he has changed his mind, and will instead use the serum to save Erwin. The others object to this and turn on Levi while Zeke watches from atop Wall Maria with Reiner.
If you've gotten this far, then congratulations! You've passed the test and have proved that you care enough about me to warrant some actual info about me that goes beyond AOT!
I'm kind of a nerd, and love all things geeky. Huge fan of The Walking Dead comic series and its video game adaptation from Telltale (screw the TV series, Season 6 ruined it for me), Game of Thrones (and then season 8 happened... orz), any form of Transformers media (specifically the IDW comics), and, obviously, anime and manga. I'm in a band, boyos! (I play bass, the most noble of any instrument).
I also stan the 6-film Star Wars saga. The fall and redemption of Anakin Skywalker is one of the greatest stories ever put to cinema!
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AOT Stuff I Own
- Volume 1 (the OG version with "Kalura Yeager")
- Volume 4
- Volume 5
- Volume 7
- Volume 9
- Volume 11
- Any other information I get either online (Crunchyroll, etc.), or by going to the nearest bookstore and reading old volumes (and spin-offs and novels) in the store. If you haven't noticed yet, I'm scum.