History AttackOnTitan / TropesAToF

4th Feb '16 12:10:29 AM karategal
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** The armored titan takes this even further as it has plating covering its neck and body with the only exposed points being at joints like the knees and elbows.
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** The armored titan Armored Titan takes this even further as it has plating covering its neck and body with the only exposed points being at joints like the knees and elbows.

** Episode 24 lengthens Eren's struggle with accepting [[spoiler: Annie]] as an enemy, providing plenty of screentime to be dedicated to other characters like Jean and Armin, among others. It also brutalizes his and [[spoiler: Annie's titan fight]] a lot more.
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** Episode 24 lengthens Eren's struggle with accepting [[spoiler: Annie]] as an enemy, providing plenty of screentime to be dedicated to other characters like Jean and Armin, among others. It also brutalizes his and [[spoiler: Annie's titan Titan fight]] a lot more.

** In the manga, [[spoiler:titan!Annie was scaling the Wall so quickly that titan!Eren had to throw Mikasa in order to reach her. In the anime, Mikasa was somehow able to reach her all on her own (though it would appear that titan!Annie was climbing the Wall much slower than in the manga).]]
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** In the manga, [[spoiler:titan!Annie [[spoiler:Titan!Annie was scaling the Wall so quickly that titan!Eren Titan!Eren had to throw Mikasa in order to reach her. In the anime, Mikasa was somehow able to reach her all on her own (though it would appear that titan!Annie Titan!Annie was climbing the Wall much slower than in the manga).]]

** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in chapter 65 by [[spoiler:Eren, who brings up the dead residents of Stohess district and all those random soldiers who died protecting him along with his friends]].
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** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in chapter Chapter 65 by [[spoiler:Eren, who brings up the dead residents of Stohess district District and all those random soldiers who died protecting him along with his friends]].

** [[spoiler: Eren and Christa both seem to serve this purpose during Chapter 53. They're used to lure out the enemy faction hiding within the Walls who are bent on their capture--Eren because he's a Titan Shifter, Christa because she's the illegitimate child of an influential member of the Wall Cult. When the kidnappers make their move, Levi and the 104th manage to follow them. Not only that, they didn't even get Christa and Eren! It was Armin and Jean disguised as them!]]
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** [[spoiler: Eren and Christa both seem to serve this purpose during Chapter 53. They're used to lure out the enemy faction hiding within the Walls who are bent on their capture--Eren because he's a Titan Shifter, Christa Krista because she's the illegitimate child of an influential member of the Wall Cult. When the kidnappers make their move, Levi and the 104th manage to follow them. Not only that, they didn't even get Christa and Eren! It was Armin and Jean disguised as them!]]

** Also, focusing on the mouth seem to signify violence ([[spoiler: Eren biting his hand to transform]] and the titans eating people are the most obvious ones) and anything related to [[spoiler: Titan Shifters]] has strong emphasis placed on the spinal cord.
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** Also, focusing on the mouth seem to signify violence ([[spoiler: Eren biting his hand to transform]] and the titans Titans eating people are the most obvious ones) and anything related to [[spoiler: Titan Shifters]] has strong emphasis placed on the spinal cord.

* BreatherEpisode: Chapter 70. You can almost see everything that can go wrong with the HopeSpot, but given the nature of the series, this chapter was surprisingly ''upbeat''. [[spoiler:Krista sets up an orphanage town, the remaining nobles are prosecuted for their part in the slaughter, Levi is given free reign by the Military to use his titan augment as he sees fit, technology that was supposedly destroyed was collected by a few dissidents in the Military Police, so that they invent more effective ways to kill titans instead off throwing soldiers into the slaughter, the underground crystals are mined for lighting, and Eren discovers a new clue about his father]].
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* BreatherEpisode: Chapter 70. You can almost see everything that can go wrong with the HopeSpot, but given the nature of the series, this chapter was surprisingly ''upbeat''. [[spoiler:Krista sets up an orphanage town, the remaining nobles are prosecuted for their part in the slaughter, Levi is given free reign by the Military to use his titan Titan augment as he sees fit, technology that was supposedly destroyed was collected by a few dissidents in the Military Police, so that they invent more effective ways to kill titans Titans instead off throwing soldiers into the slaughter, the underground crystals are mined for lighting, and Eren discovers a new clue about his father]].

* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In chapter 64, Rod Reiss claims that [[spoiler:Wall Maria could have been saved seven years before if Eren's father didn't murder/devour the crown princess, who had the power to control the titans]]. In chapter 65, [[spoiler:Eren freaks out from the revelation that he and his father were indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and begs Historia to eat him, obtain the power to control titans, and kill them off while there's still hope]].
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: In chapter Chapter 64, Rod Reiss claims that [[spoiler:Wall Maria could have been saved seven years before if Eren's father didn't murder/devour the crown princess, who had the power to control the titans]]. Titans]]. In chapter 65, [[spoiler:Eren freaks out from the revelation that he and his father were indirectly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands, and begs Historia to eat him, obtain the power to control titans, Titans, and kill them off while there's still hope]].

** The world is shit. Just pure shit. First off, there's slave trade. Second, [[spoiler: when the royals think that Wall Rose has been breached they decide to immediately close off Wall Sina without even bothering to help out anyone at all.]] Third, there's titans who are killing everyone. Fourth, at one point there was 250,000 drafted just so that there wouldn't be overpopulation and starvation after Wall Maria fell. Fifth, [[spoiler: there's a bunch of people outside the walls working against the rest of humanity. The only person from outside the walls who came to help was Eren's dad.]] Sixth, [[spoiler: the Reiss and the first king didn't even bother to help out humanity at all. Even when they easily could've with their powers.]] There's more reasons, but basically anyone who thinks that this world is nice doesn't know this show at ALL.
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** The world is shit. Just pure shit. First off, there's slave trade. Second, [[spoiler: when the royals think that Wall Rose has been breached they decide to immediately close off Wall Sina without even bothering to help out anyone at all.]] Third, there's titans Titans who are killing everyone. Fourth, at one point there was 250,000 drafted just so that there wouldn't be overpopulation and starvation after Wall Maria fell. Fifth, [[spoiler: there's a bunch of people outside the walls Walls working against the rest of humanity. The only person from outside the walls Walls who came to help was Eren's dad.]] Sixth, [[spoiler: the Reiss and the first king didn't even bother to help out humanity at all. Even when they easily could've with their powers.]] There's more reasons, but basically anyone who thinks that this world is nice doesn't know this show at ALL.

*** Sasha is understandably terrified when she realizes that the scream the [[spoiler:female titan]] makes is akin to an animal backed into a corner. Mikasa has to admit that Sasha's instincts are always spot on right before things get dangerous.
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*** Sasha is understandably terrified when she realizes that the scream the [[spoiler:female titan]] [[spoiler:Female Titan]] makes is akin to an animal backed into a corner. Mikasa has to admit that Sasha's instincts are always spot on right before things get dangerous.

* EliteMook: Among the regular titans are "Abnormal Titans", who display radically different behavior. The decimation of Eren's squad at the Battle of Trost begins with an abnormal who jumps out from behind a belltower. During the 57th Scouting Expedition, Sasha nearly gets run down by an abnormal who crawls on all fours like a spider.
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* EliteMook: Among the regular titans Titans are "Abnormal Titans", who display radically different behavior. The decimation of Eren's squad at the Battle of Trost begins with an abnormal who jumps out from behind a belltower. During the 57th Scouting Expedition, Sasha nearly gets run down by an abnormal who crawls on all fours like a spider.

* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The more skilled titan-killers in the show make use of this in their attack; Levi in particular turns himself into a spinning ball of destruction to give ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' a run for his money.
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* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: The more skilled titan-killers Titan-killers in the show make use of this in their attack; Levi in particular turns himself into a spinning ball of destruction to give ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' a run for his money.

** It is actually more likely that Titans can feel pain in certain parts of the body. For example all titans thus far have exhibited pain when being stabbed in the eye (examples being Levi throwing knives into Titan's eyes and Hanji's experimentation on Titans). However, it is possible that nowhere else is painful to a Titan.
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** It is actually more likely that Titans can feel pain in certain parts of the body. For example example, all titans Titans thus far have exhibited pain when being stabbed in the eye (examples being Levi throwing knives into Titan's eyes and Hanji's experimentation on Titans). However, it is possible that nowhere else is painful to a Titan.

* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Eren's mother getting eaten by a titan, to the point where it's revealed in some official descriptions of the show.
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* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Eren's mother getting eaten by a titan, Titan, to the point where it's revealed in some official descriptions of the show.
30th Jan '16 7:25:05 PM chucknormie
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* CastFullOfCrazy: Due to the massive amount of trauma seeing your family/friends/squadmates eaten by fifteen-foot-tall giants causes, many characters in the series have crippling cases of PTSD, but some, like [[BlackAndWhiteInsanity Eren]], don't appear to have been all there mentally from the start. Additionally, the implication [[spoiler:of there being people who can transform into Titans]] causes squadmates to distrust each other. Which, as can be inferred from the cases of [[spoiler:Bertolt and Reiner]], [[ProperlyParanoid is absolutely correct]].
13th Jan '16 10:40:59 AM SilenceInTheLibrary
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* BrokenAesop: The manga and anime both are very forceful with the message that you can't win a serious fight just by giving it all you've got. Armin skillfully comments on this in the last episode of the anime (which is where it gets broken) with the line "Determination alone isn't enough to win a fight" and later "It'll take more than raw passion to beat Annie". Only a few minutes later, this is exactly what happens, with Eren's monstrous rage turning him into a so-far unexplained monster of a Titan that Annie gets completely overpowered by.
12th Jan '16 7:15:56 PM SilenceInTheLibrary
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** [[spoiler: Repressing intense pain seems to be part of the effects of the enemy Titan Shifters' TrainingFromHell.]] It clearly hurts like hell, but most of the time they won't react overtly to it.
12th Jan '16 7:05:07 PM SilenceInTheLibrary
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** Happens to the [[spoiler: Armored Titan in Chapter 77, taken to the extreme when his eyes are impaled but ''not'' destroyed, only to be blown to bits.]]
12th Jan '16 4:51:12 PM SilenceInTheLibrary
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* BaitAndSwitch: Though not many people catch on to it given that the Female Titan's true identity is bordering on ItWasHisSled levels, the chapter just after Reiner, Armin, and Jean have their skirmish with her manage to set one up. Christa physically resembles the Female Titan to an extreme degree, having her abnormally short height, same blonde hair, and same blue eyes. She returns with Jean's horse from the same direction in which the Female Titan sent it flying earlier, and unlike [[spoiler: Annie]], she doesn't have the coverup of being in [[spoiler: the Military Police, rather being directly in the thick of the action]] and being much easier to suspect because of this. The boys don't catch on to this, but it doesn't matter because Christa is accounted for later when the Female Titan attacks again and because [[spoiler: Reiner knew it wasn't her anyway]].

** And "Attack on Titan" implies there is only one Titan being attacked. When, in reality, there's an entire army of Titans that need to be "attacked".
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** And "Attack on Titan" implies there is only one Titan being attacked. When, in reality, there's an entire army of Titans that need to be "attacked". It's less so when one considers "attack" as "war" with the title then becoming "War on Titan", which makes much more sense.
29th Dec '15 12:48:07 PM IsaacsLaughing
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only way to put a giant down for good is to destroy or carve out the base of its neck. Even [[BoomHeadshot destroying their head]] won't kill them. Later in the story, it's hinted that [[spoiler:this is the weak point because that's where the pilot goes]]. ** The Armored Titan is nearly impossible to put down thanks to its armor, which is strong enough to shrug off cannon fire [[spoiler: though it's joints are left vulnerable so it can move]]
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* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only way to put a giant Titan down for good is to destroy or carve out the base of its neck. Even [[BoomHeadshot destroying their head]] won't kill them. Later in the story, it's hinted that [[spoiler:this is the weak point because that's where the pilot goes]]. ** The Armored Titan is nearly impossible to put down thanks to its armor, which is strong enough to shrug off cannon fire [[spoiler: though it's its joints are left vulnerable so it can move]]
29th Dec '15 8:52:12 AM IsaacsLaughing
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate.]]
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The manga begins with Mikasa telling Eren that she'll see him later. Eren wakes up saying he had a really long dream and is mysteriously crying. The anime noticeably changed this to a sequence of various scenes including the attack on Zhiganshina.Shiganshina. What exactly the scene means is a matter of furious debate.]]
29th Dec '15 8:51:17 AM IsaacsLaughing
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* BishieSparkle: In Episode 18, after Krista arrives with a few horses after Jean shoots a smoke round in the air in an attempt to call for help. She tells them she's glad they're all safe, and as sunlight beams down on her, she sparkles, causing Armin and Jean to wonder if she's a goddess, as well [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] thinking that he [[RunningGag wants to marry her]].
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* BishieSparkle: In Episode 18, after Krista arrives with a few horses after Jean shoots a smoke round in the air in an attempt to call for help. She tells them she's glad they're all safe, and as sunlight beams down on her, she sparkles, causing Armin and Jean to wonder if she's a goddess, as well [[AmbiguouslyBi Reiner]] Reiner thinking that he [[RunningGag wants to marry her]].
29th Dec '15 8:33:00 AM IsaacsLaughing
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* BirdRun: Everyone in the Survey Corps does this, at the very least.
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* BirdRun: Everyone in the Survey Corps does this, at the very least. Justified, as it derives from their practice of running with blades drawn.
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