I wish I knew what it actually means xD I’ll try to guess, though.
It seems that the idea that there are other people, who can transform into titans. besides Eren is now officially a part of the plot. And that sure makes things more interesting.
First, now we may start guessing know is behind the titan war. Before we assumed that Titans are a natural disaster, with no desires or will. Now we know that there are some intelligent individuals leading them. At least there are some intelligent individuals who can lead them. And those intelligent individuals have motives, cause that is how it works.
Next, Armin made a pretty interesting conclusion that armored titan and giant titan are human-transformers too. That makes the ground for the speculations for the motives that those people, who lead the titans, have. Those two titans are responsible for the fall of wall Maria and potential loss of the next wall too. That means that they are responsible for massive killing and weakening of the whole nation. That leaves out all humane motives, like “uniting the humanity” and all the political motives, like “keeping the country under control”. They just want to kill off all the people, for all we know.
And so, there are two possible motives that those titan leaders might have. First one is self-preservation. They are a group of people, who can transform into titans. They used to be threatened by the society and they ended up in isolation and they started the war to bring the rest of the world down. The big question is why bother attacking the walls, cause the rest of the world belongs to them already. It is very close to an idea of them being mad, but just madness of bad guys would be a really bad plot twist, so I don’t want to consider that.
The second possible motive is the desire to get hold of the technology that gave them this power. Humans created this technology and humans (Eren’s father, to be precise) hold it. So, those transformers want to have this technology to be become truly invincible. And that is why they hunt down Eren, so they can interrogate him, as he is the new transformer, and as such should know where the device, or what ever it is, is situated.
I guess I didn’t talk about the episode at all, but it was action packed and there isn’t much to talk about. Jean continued his hero pass. Reiner showed-off with some superhuman trick. Sasha was badly scarred again, that tends to happen to her often. So, see you next week (^_^)/
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- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 16.
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 15.
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 14.
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 13.5 (recap episode)
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