History AttackOnTitan / TropesSToZ

3rd May '18 4:14:37 PM spoonofevil
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** In Chapter 105, [[spoiler:Eren receives a punch from Levi and is treated coldly by the rest of the Survey Corps since he dragged them into his plan without their approval. Since he only informed them about the plane when had already infiltrated Marley, the Survey Corps had no choice but to go along with it since Eren is too important to the war effort to lose. This comes to a head when Sasha is shot and killed by Gabi, and the blame is put squarely on Eren.]]

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** In Chapter 105, [[spoiler:Eren receives a punch from Levi and is treated coldly by the rest of the Survey Corps since he dragged them into his plan without their approval. Since he only informed them about the plane plan when he had already infiltrated Marley, the Survey Corps had no choice but to go along with it since Eren is too important to the war effort to lose. This comes to a head when Sasha is shot and killed by Gabi, and the blame is put squarely on Eren.]]
3rd May '18 4:13:12 PM spoonofevil
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** In Chapter 102, [[spoiler;Mikasa gives one to Eren for killing so many civilians, including children, in his attempted assassination of the War-hammer Titan. She calls it irredeemable with tears in her eyes.]]

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** In Chapter 102, [[spoiler;Mikasa [[spoiler:Mikasa gives one to Eren for killing so many civilians, including children, in his attempted assassination of the War-hammer Titan. She calls it irredeemable with tears in her eyes.]]
** In Chapter 105, [[spoiler:Eren receives a punch from Levi and is treated coldly by the rest of the Survey Corps since he dragged them into his plan without their approval. Since he only informed them about the plane when had already infiltrated Marley, the Survey Corps had no choice but to go along with it since Eren is too important to the war effort to lose. This comes to a head when Sasha is shot and killed by Gabi, and the blame is put squarely on Eren.
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3rd May '18 4:06:13 PM MM_Crusader
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* ShooOutTheClowns: [[spoiler:The series took a darker turn following the Time Skip and among the first casualty among the major characters is Sasha]].
21st Apr '18 6:28:52 PM nombretomado
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** And most {{egregious}}ly, before the Titan invasion: the heroes are discussing the Titans, and Armin says that even though the Walls have stood for a century, they could still be broken today. After about 10 seconds of silence, a colossal Titan appears out of nowhere and busts a hole in the Wall.

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** And most {{egregious}}ly, JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly, before the Titan invasion: the heroes are discussing the Titans, and Armin says that even though the Walls have stood for a century, they could still be broken today. After about 10 seconds of silence, a colossal Titan appears out of nowhere and busts a hole in the Wall.
3rd Apr '18 10:29:36 PM bleach246
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* SympatheticPOV: [[spoiler:After 90 chapters focusing on the characters living on Paradis Island the series switches over and focuses on the characters on the Marley side specifically Reiner and company. Instead of being portrayed as malicious villains the story goes out of its way to show these characters with their friends and families showing them to be NotSoDifferent from the protagonists. This allows the audience to feel sympathy and confliction when these two sides inevitably fight which eventually culminates with the attack on Liberio which paints the protagonist in a much more villainous light as they massacre many of the supporting cast build up during the Marley arc.]]

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* SympatheticPOV: [[spoiler:After 90 chapters focusing on the characters living on Paradis Island the series switches over and focuses on the characters on the Marley side specifically Reiner and company. Instead of being portrayed as malicious villains the story goes out of its way to show these characters with their friends and families showing them to be NotSoDifferent from the protagonists. This allows the audience to feel sympathy and confliction when these two sides inevitably fight which eventually culminates with the attack on Liberio which paints the protagonist protagonists in a much more villainous light as they massacre many much of the supporting cast build up during the Marley arc.]]
3rd Apr '18 10:28:12 PM bleach246
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* SympatheticMurderBackstory: [[spoiler: After their true identities are revealed, the three Titan Shifters are shown to be seriously messed up because of their crimes. WordOfGod states Annie is intended to be sympathetic, recalling her FreudianExcuse just before encasing herself in a CrystalPrison, while several chapters and a bonus epilogue are dedicated to showing Reiner and Bertolt to be traumatized and guilty over their crimes. Unlike most examples, however, they continue carrying out their mission.....though it remains unclear exactly ''why'' they're doing it in the first place. They claim that they have to do it, with Ymir expressing sympathy for their situation. Everyone else? They fully intend to hunt them down and make them pay.]]

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* SympatheticMurderBackstory: [[spoiler: After their true identities are revealed, the three Titan Shifters are shown to be seriously messed up because of their crimes. WordOfGod states Annie is intended to be sympathetic, recalling her FreudianExcuse just before encasing herself in a CrystalPrison, while several chapters and a bonus epilogue are dedicated to showing Reiner and Bertolt to be traumatized and guilty over their crimes. Unlike most examples, however, they continue carrying out their mission.....though it remains unclear exactly ''why'' they're doing it in the first place. They claim that because if they don't their families back home will be [[AFateWorseThenDeath turned into Mindless Titans.]] Unfortunately the audience only finds this out after Annie is permanently encased in crystal and Bertolt is dead and even then the heroes [[NotSoDifferent now have no choice]] but to do it, continue their war against them.]]
* SympatheticPOV: [[spoiler:After 90 chapters focusing on the characters living on Paradis Island the series switches over and focuses on the characters on the Marley side specifically Reiner and company. Instead of being portrayed as malicious villains the story goes out of its way to show these characters
with Ymir expressing their friends and families showing them to be NotSoDifferent from the protagonists. This allows the audience to feel sympathy for their situation. Everyone else? They fully intend to hunt them down and make them pay.]] confliction when these two sides inevitably fight which eventually culminates with the attack on Liberio which paints the protagonist in a much more villainous light as they massacre many of the supporting cast build up during the Marley arc.]]
28th Mar '18 9:36:49 PM karategal
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** Chapter 86, 87 and 88 of the manga is fully dedicated to [[spoiler:Grisha's memories of living in Marley.]]

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** Chapter 86, 87 87, and 88 of the manga is fully dedicated to [[spoiler:Grisha's memories of living in Marley.]]
28th Mar '18 8:53:56 PM karategal
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** [[spoiler: [[GenreShift The story gradually moves away from this though]] as it becomes apparent that the people in the walls are ''not'' the last remnants of humanity and the Titans are actually just a finite, organic weapon being used against them by a hostile human faction rather than some infinite supply of creatures acting on their own. The mindless Titans are completely cleared from Paradis Island about a year after the battle of Trost and the story then becomes more about the war between the two human factions and their Titan shifters. The Mindless Titans, meanwhile, get swept to the back of the narrative from then on out]].

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** [[spoiler: [[GenreShift The story gradually moves away from this though]] as it becomes apparent that the people in the walls Walls are ''not'' the last remnants of humanity and the Titans are actually just a finite, organic weapon being used against them by a hostile human faction rather than some infinite supply of creatures acting on their own. The mindless Mindless Titans are completely cleared from Paradis Island about a year after the battle Battle of Trost and the story then becomes more about the war between the two human factions and their Titan shifters.Shifters. The Mindless Titans, meanwhile, get swept to the back of the narrative from then on out]].
28th Mar '18 8:50:53 PM karategal
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* SadisticChoice: One lifesaving "potion" [[spoiler: the serum that can turn a human into a titan, completed with the courtesy of quadruple-amputee Bertolt]], two [[AlmostDeadGuy mortally wounded]] characters who are vital for humanity's survival [[spoiler: Erwin and Armin]], both of them guarded by a couple of the deadliest, most determined humans in the world. Ultimately [[spoiler: Erwin refuses and Levi decides to give the serum to Armin and let Erwin rest in peace, and Armin makes Bertolt's last moments alive as ''painful and terrifying as possible'']].

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* SadisticChoice: One lifesaving "potion" [[spoiler: the serum that can turn a human into a titan, Titan, completed with the courtesy of quadruple-amputee Bertolt]], two [[AlmostDeadGuy mortally wounded]] characters who are vital for humanity's survival [[spoiler: Erwin and Armin]], both of them guarded by a couple of the deadliest, most determined humans in the world. Ultimately [[spoiler: Erwin refuses and Levi decides to give the serum to Armin and let Erwin rest in peace, and Armin makes Bertolt's last moments alive as ''painful and terrifying as possible'']].



* SchizoTech: Human civilization goes back at least 2000 years to when the monarchy was established, although there are no records from before 107 years ago, and there are many Medieval influences in architecture and in royal symbolism. For the most part, however, the humans have technology that roughly fits in the late 18th or early 19th century. For ranged weaponry they have flintlock muskets, and the wall is protected by muzzle-loading cannons mounted on tracks that can be fired from almost any angle. Despite being able to produce enough iron for military purposes, we don't see self-propelled ground vehicles such as trains or automobiles, and they rely on horses for rapid movement across flat land as well as for pulling carts. Clothes and fashion also broadly resemble the 19th century, though they're considerably more hoity-toity in the inner walls where they have things like pocket watches and street lamps. Meanwhile, the 3D Maneuver Gear and ultra-hard steel blades used in their battles with the Titans are light years ahead of everything else. Maneuver gear is a system consisting of two waist-mounted grappling hooks controlled by trigger mechanisms in hand-held controllers, and powered by a gas-propelled fan intake system. The entire system is noted to be incredibly light, and it's more effective than any modern grappling device existing at the time of the manga's writing. The foundries that produce their swords, although only briefly seen, also seem to hint at some pretty sophisticated metallurgy and manufacturing streams (albeit presumably reserved solely for military purposes). The major technology discrepancy bewteen the outer and inner walls and between civilians and the military is Justified as of Chapter 55: [[spoiler:The First Military Police Brigade keeps technology that could "threaten the king" under wraps and kills the creators. We see a man developing a revolver look up in fear and a couple about to be shot as they jump on a hot air balloon among other people being murdered by the First MP, and neither of these technologies have been seen in the series before. Meanwhile they're keeping advanced technology for themselves: the Anti-human squad has special maneuver gear equipped with HandCannon-sized pistols whose ammunition is pre-loaded disposable barrels that are quickly replaced after each shot]]. This is before we factor in [[spoiler:humans outside the walls. Marley has technology roughly equal to mid to late 19th century, up to around early 20th century. Their neighbours are even more advanced due to not being [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent complacent]] and the need to develop effective anti-Titan weaponry, with technology advancement up to around 1910s level]].

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* SchizoTech: Human civilization goes back at least 2000 years to when the monarchy was established, although there are no records from before 107 years ago, and there are many Medieval influences in architecture and in royal symbolism. For the most part, however, the humans have technology that roughly fits in the late 18th or early 19th century. For ranged weaponry weaponry, they have flintlock muskets, and the wall Wall is protected by muzzle-loading cannons mounted on tracks that can be fired from almost any angle. Despite being able to produce enough iron for military purposes, we don't see self-propelled ground vehicles such as trains or automobiles, and they rely on horses for rapid movement across flat land as well as for pulling carts. Clothes and fashion also broadly resemble the 19th century, though they're considerably more hoity-toity in the inner walls Inner Walls where they have things like pocket watches and street lamps. Meanwhile, the 3D Maneuver Gear and ultra-hard steel blades used in their battles with the Titans are light years ahead of everything else. Maneuver gear is a system consisting of two waist-mounted grappling hooks controlled by trigger mechanisms in hand-held controllers, and powered by a gas-propelled fan intake system. The entire system is noted to be incredibly light, and it's more effective than any modern grappling device existing at the time of the manga's writing. The foundries that produce their swords, although only briefly seen, also seem to hint at some pretty sophisticated metallurgy and manufacturing streams (albeit presumably reserved solely for military purposes). The major technology discrepancy bewteen between the outer Outer and inner walls Inner Walls and between civilians and the military is Justified as of Chapter 55: [[spoiler:The First Military Police Brigade keeps technology that could "threaten the king" under wraps and kills the creators. We see a man developing a revolver look up in fear and a couple about to be shot as they jump on a hot air balloon among other people being murdered by the First MP, and neither of these technologies have been seen in the series before. Meanwhile Meanwhile, they're keeping advanced technology for themselves: the Anti-human squad has special maneuver gear equipped with HandCannon-sized pistols whose ammunition is pre-loaded disposable barrels that are quickly replaced after each shot]]. This is before we factor in [[spoiler:humans outside the walls. Marley has technology roughly equal to mid to late 19th century, up to around early 20th century. Their neighbours are even more advanced due to not being [[WeHaveBecomeComplacent complacent]] and the need to develop effective anti-Titan weaponry, with technology advancement up to around 1910s level]].



** [[spoiler: Furthermore, the people behind the walls eventually succeed in killing off all of the Titans that attack them...only to find that there's a world of human nations out there who fear and hate them all, even the oppressed people who share the same race as them.]]

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** [[spoiler: Furthermore, the people behind the walls eventually succeed in killing off all of the Titans that attack them... only to find that there's a world of human nations out there who fear and hate them all, even the oppressed people who share the same race as them.]]



** Eren is close to Annie, being the only person thus far to make her genuinely smile. She teaches him to fight, to which Mikasa later accuses Eren of having "special feelings" for Annie when [[spoiler: he hesitates to fight her in Titan Form, and appears willing to give her special consideration despite his pathological hatred of Titans and anyone who assists them ]]. In the [[HighSchoolAU Middle School AU]], Annie's feelings are portrayed as explicitly romantic.

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** Eren is close to Annie, being the only person thus far to make her genuinely smile. She teaches him to fight, to which Mikasa later accuses Eren of having "special feelings" for Annie when [[spoiler: he hesitates to fight her in Titan Form, form, and appears willing to give her special consideration despite his pathological hatred of Titans and anyone who assists them ]]. In the [[HighSchoolAU Middle School AU]], Annie's feelings are portrayed as explicitly romantic.



** In chapter 94, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/1zCsYGH1JcnOKxrzdwv31iw31_RU5wI04ciSiWMuzMWcUluDGc-tJY6cKV1-_y30j9A_ufk6YGahPCQMygh165gBNMiSHR1LW2ZCtBG865PTNKREA9lTiy3t0pu1ih7snuhpOQ=s0?title=033_1496818965.png one of the students taking a test]] behind Reiner looks a lot like [[http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=184259&stc=1&d=1289918337 this kid.]]

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** In chapter Chapter 94, [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/1zCsYGH1JcnOKxrzdwv31iw31_RU5wI04ciSiWMuzMWcUluDGc-tJY6cKV1-_y30j9A_ufk6YGahPCQMygh165gBNMiSHR1LW2ZCtBG865PTNKREA9lTiy3t0pu1ih7snuhpOQ=s0?title=033_1496818965.png one of the students taking a test]] behind Reiner looks a lot like [[http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=184259&stc=1&d=1289918337 this kid.]]



** Titans themselves occasionally have these permanently on display. In fact, the Titan that killed Eren & Mikasa's mother is nicknamed the 'Smiling Titan' by fans for this reason.

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** Titans themselves occasionally have these permanently on display. In fact, the Titan that killed Eren & and Mikasa's mother is nicknamed the 'Smiling Titan' by fans for this reason.



* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Levi reveals to Mikasa that members of [[spoiler:the Ackerman family - to which she, himself, and Kenny all belong - have the ability to unlock superhuman strength and agility through traumatic experience. It's later revealed in Kenny's flashback that members of the Ackerman clan and people of Asian descent are immune to the memory-manipulating power of the Coordinate ability. This ended up causing both lineages to be seen as threats to the monarchy and subsequently hunted down until only a few members survived.]]

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* SuperpowerfulGenetics: Levi reveals to Mikasa that members of [[spoiler:the Ackerman family - to which she, himself, and Kenny all belong - -- have the ability to unlock superhuman strength and agility through traumatic experience. It's later revealed in Kenny's flashback that members of the Ackerman clan and people of Asian descent are immune to the memory-manipulating power of the Coordinate ability. This ended up causing both lineages to be seen as threats to the monarchy and subsequently hunted down until only a few members survived.]]



** [[spoiler: A true one is finally provided in chapter 88, with the revelation of Eren's Titan name, the Attack Titan.]]

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** [[spoiler: A true one is finally provided in chapter Chapter 88, with the revelation of Eren's Titan name, the Attack Titan.]]



* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:The three [[TheMole Titan infiltrators]]: Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun, and Bertolt Hoover. Born into a nation that oppresses them for their "tainted blood", their families gave them to a military SuperSoldier project in hopes of earning better treatment. They were indoctrinated by their superiors, taught that their service could "redeem" them for the sins of their ancestors, and that the people living within the Walls were "children of the devil". They were given powers that limit their lifespan to 13 more years, and then sent to wipe out their fellow Eldians living within the Walls....under the belief they were ''saving'' humanity. All three begin to suffer horrific guilt and trauma over their actions, but are unable to abandon their mission -- failure or betrayal risks them being [[EatenAlive stripped]] of their powers and their families turned into mindless Titans as punishment. As such, they continue on in spite of having to betray their friends and coming to doubt their mission. Also, the 'monsters' are treated as heroes in their homeland, ensuring no escape]].

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* TragicVillain: [[spoiler:The three [[TheMole Titan infiltrators]]: Annie Leonhart, Reiner Braun, and Bertolt Hoover. Born into a nation that oppresses them for their "tainted blood", their families gave them to a military SuperSoldier project in hopes of earning better treatment. They were indoctrinated by their superiors, taught that their service could "redeem" them for the sins of their ancestors, and that the people living within the Walls were "children of the devil". They were given powers that limit their lifespan to 13 more years, and then sent to wipe out their fellow Eldians living within the Walls....Walls... under the belief they were ''saving'' humanity. All three begin to suffer horrific guilt and trauma over their actions, but are unable to abandon their mission -- failure or betrayal risks them being [[EatenAlive stripped]] of their powers and their families turned into mindless Mindless Titans as punishment. As such, they continue on in spite of having to betray their friends and coming to doubt their mission. Also, the 'monsters' are treated as heroes in their homeland, ensuring no escape]].



* WeAREStrugglingTogether: One of the major problems that the Survey Corp has with the royal government is that they don't know ''why'' the government is doing anything. Why suppress technology? Why hide knowledge of the Titans and the world before the Walls? They could be doing it all for the good of humanity, or they could just be desperately trying to retain their own power. [[spoiler:In chapter 61, Commander Pixis fakes a report saying that the next Wall has fallen in order to gauge the council's reactions. When they immediately order the gates sealed and half of humanity sacrificed to save themselves, he decides that they don't deserve to lead]].

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* WeAREStrugglingTogether: One of the major problems that the Survey Corp has with the royal government is that they don't know ''why'' the government is doing anything. Why suppress technology? Why hide knowledge of the Titans and the world before the Walls? They could be doing it all for the good of humanity, or they could just be desperately trying to retain their own power. [[spoiler:In chapter Chapter 61, Commander Pixis fakes a report saying that the next Wall has fallen in order to gauge the council's reactions. When they immediately order the gates sealed and half of humanity sacrificed to save themselves, he decides that they don't deserve to lead]].



** In Chapter 90 [[spoiler: Flocke gives a hell of a one to Eren and Levi giving in to emotion and choosing to injecting Armin instead of Erwin, with Mikasa the only one who even thought logically. Everyone else in the military pretty much agrees that Erwin should've been kept alive]]. He also [[spoiler: criticizes Jean, Connie, and Sasha for doing nothing about the decision.]]
** In chapter 102, [[spoiler;Mikasa gives one to Eren for killing so many civilians, including children, in his attempted assassination of the Warhammer Titan. She calls it irredeemable with tears in her eyes.]]

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** In Chapter 90 90, [[spoiler: Flocke gives a hell of a one to Eren and Levi giving in to emotion and choosing to injecting inject Armin instead of Erwin, with Mikasa the only one who even thought logically. Everyone else in the military pretty much agrees that Erwin should've been kept alive]]. He also [[spoiler: criticizes Jean, Connie, and Sasha for doing nothing about the decision.]]
** In chapter Chapter 102, [[spoiler;Mikasa gives one to Eren for killing so many civilians, including children, in his attempted assassination of the Warhammer War-hammer Titan. She calls it irredeemable with tears in her eyes.]]



** [[spoiler: [[GenreShift The story gradually moves away from this though]] as it becomes apparent that the people in the walls are ''not'' the last remnants of humanity and the Titans are actually just a finite, organic weapon being used against them by a hostile human faction rather than some infinite supply of creatures acting on their own. The mindless Titans are completely cleared from Paradis Island about a year after the battle of Trost and the story then becomes more about the war between the two human factions and their Titan shifters. The mindless Titans, meanwhile, get swept to the back of the narrative from then on out]].

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** [[spoiler: [[GenreShift The story gradually moves away from this though]] as it becomes apparent that the people in the walls are ''not'' the last remnants of humanity and the Titans are actually just a finite, organic weapon being used against them by a hostile human faction rather than some infinite supply of creatures acting on their own. The mindless Titans are completely cleared from Paradis Island about a year after the battle of Trost and the story then becomes more about the war between the two human factions and their Titan shifters. The mindless Mindless Titans, meanwhile, get swept to the back of the narrative from then on out]].
19th Feb '18 11:38:15 AM VutherA
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** [[spoiler: Furthermore, the people behind the walls eventually succeed in killing off all of the Titans that attack them...only to find that there's a world of human nations out there who fear and hate them all, even the oppressed people who share the same race as them.]]



** Marlo and Hitch ain't happening, [[spoiler:because Marlo's killed on his first Survey Corps expedition. Worse yet, Marlo's last thoughts before getting a quarter of his head dashed off is guessing Hitch is probably still asleep right now and being surprised at himself for thinking about her in the face of imminent death.]]
** Much like the Marlo and Hitch example, [[spoiler:Krista and Ymir]] isn't going to happen anymore due to the latter dying.

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** Marlo and Hitch ain't happening, [[spoiler:because Marlo's Marlo was killed on his first Survey Corps expedition. Worse yet, Marlo's last thoughts before getting a quarter of his head dashed off is guessing Hitch is probably still asleep right now and being surprised at himself for thinking about her in the face of imminent death.]]
** Much like the Marlo and Hitch example, [[spoiler:Krista and Ymir]] isn't going to happen anymore due to the latter dying.having been KilledOffScreen.



** [[spoiler:Marley similarly uses such serum to transform Eldians as they see fit for military purposes.]]



* TragicMonster: [[spoiler:The mindless Titans. The relentless monsters that terrorized the humans behind the walls were all once the same people as them - Eldians - that were herded over to the walls and forcibly transformed into Titans by the Marley empire.]]



* UnskilledButStrong: Almost all Titans. They have very little intelligence but can do a lot of damage because of their gigantic size.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Almost all Titans. They have very little intelligence but can do a lot of damage because of their gigantic size.size and quick regeneration.


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** [[spoiler:The Central 1st Brigade however, being assassins intended for killing human being, fights with guns strapped to their arms.]]
** [[spoiler:Averted by the rest of the world, which has technology approaching World War I levels (though there's no indication of tanks, likely since Titans probably wouldn't have any problems with defeating them) with bomber planes rumored to be under development. Paradis Island's military did a bit of catching up by the point of this reveal as well, and the Survey Corps is shown fighting with handheld explosives and semi-automatic pistol-like weapons strapped to their arms as an advancement from Central 1st Brigade's equipment.]]
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