- The anime sometimes makes some scenes in Slow Motion, mostly the dramatic ones; but sometimes they do it in moments like Eren spitting a drink and Oruo biting his tongue.
- In Chapter 1, Armin is getting beat up by some bullies who are angry about him outsmarting them in an argument. Eren comes running, and the bullies are confident that they can take him on. But then they see Mikasa with the most deadpan serious look on her face, her head bobbing up and down like a hummingbird's wings as she follows Eren. That's when the bullies start to haul ass. Eren thinks it was him they were running from.
- In Episode 3, we have the recruits' initiation rite, where a Drill Sergeant Nasty stalks up and down their ranks, intimidating each of them into submission. Then he spots Sasha, who is busy eating a potato. When he questions her about this, she offers him half (read: much less than half) of it. His expression is priceless.
- In the dub, the drill instructor suddenly and angrily screams "KILL YOURSELF" at Mina Carolina. It's... unexpected. Then, when he gets to Sasha, one would wonder how Patrick Seitz managed to not break the mic.
"YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ON MY SHITLIST! JUST WHO THE HELL ARE YOU?!?"
- His extreme overreaction to Connie accidently using wrong hand in the salute. He picks Connie up by the head and then loudly declares:
"You have it backwards, Connie Springer. That was the first thing you were taught. This salute represents the resolve in your heart to fight those bent on the destruction of our people! IS YOUR HEART ON YOUR RIGHT SIDE?!?!?"
- Sasha collapses next to the dorms after she finishes the laps she had to do as punishment, and Krista walks over with food. Sasha smells it, her glowing red eyes shoot open and she launches towards Krista like a rocket. She catches the bread in her mouth, and then Krista reveals that she got it for her, but also brought some water to drink. Sasha sees Krista surrounded by angelic feathers, and asks if she is a Goddess. In the anime she screams "GLORY UNTO YOU!" at the top of her lungs, jarring many viewers who were wearing headphones.
- Jean's first meeting with Mikasa. He falls completely head over heels for her when she walks by, taken aback by her attractive features. He even says that she has the most beautiful black hair he's ever seen. She thanks him for the compliment, and walks off with Eren. Jean overhears him tell her that her hair is too long for military life, and she should cut it. Mikasa immediately complies, completely disregarding Jean's compliment. Connie then walks by, and Jean wipes his hand on his shirt. Connie asks what he just wiped on him. Jean explains that it was his faith in humanity.
- And later, when he and Eren are about to square off again, Mikasa goes between them and gently pulls Eren away, facing him while ignoring Jean. Eren calms down and it looks like the conflict's passed when—"YOU THINK YOU CAN JUDGE ME?!?!" The "WTF?!" expression on Eren's face just serves as the icing.
- Possibly funnier in the manga where, instead of taking Eren's hand, Mikasa simply throws him over her shoulder and marches off. This was later included in a remade animated sequence of that part to be completely like it was in the manga.
- During basic position control training an entire page is dedicated to Eren hanging upside down. He tries again but slams his head against the ground and almost dies as a result, much to the amusement and bafflement of some other trainees.
"He was like 'I'm gonna slaughter them Titans to the last' wasn't he?"
"I hear he almost killed himself on basic position control training."
"Seriously? I can't imagine how someone could fail at that..."
- After Eren looks like he is about to flunk out of military training Mikasa says not to worry about going back to farming. Eren leaves when Mikasa is still talking, but the funny thing is she was saying she would follow him back to the farm. After finishing her sentence, she sees that Eren left and Sasha was sitting next to her. Mikasa's expression was priceless, then Sasha asks for her bread. Which Mikasa teases her for and eats herself.
- Episode 4, we're treated to the recruits practicing hand-to-hand combat, except for Annie, who's just walking around. Reiner more or less drags Eren along to pull Annie into a fight. She beats Eren and starts to walk away, only for Reiner to remind her that she has to take the knife. Cue another beatdown. Then she goes and reminds Reiner it's his turn. He's obviously afraid and after Eren prods him, he gives a Badass Boast. This instantly cuts to Annie walking away with Reiner in the same pose as Eren was.
- Made funnier by Eren's Death Glare as he lies on the ground, legs up over his head, telling Reiner that Annie's got a lesson coming and he should go get her.
- During the review of the recruits during hand-to-hand combat, we go from the Military Police wannabes, to the idealistic soldiers practicing because they have to... and Sasha and Connie making stupid faux kung-fu poses with knives in mouths. Connie gets grabbed by the head yet again by the drill instructor as Sasha trembles in fear.
- Jean and Eren are almost caught fighting when Drill Sergeant Nasty walks into the mess hall. What is Mikasa's deadpan response to what the noise was? "Sasha passed some gas, Commandant." As the cherry on top, he doesn't even question it, saying "Why am I not surprised?" and walks away, implying Sasha has actually done this before. Her horrified expression is priceless.
- As he's leaving, Mina is seen quietly sitting opposite Annie, trying and pretty much failing miserably to suppress a laugh and keep a straight face.
- Bertolt's having the same problem, though his expression is more along the lines "I'm trying not not to be amused by that."
- Afterwards, Sasha is pulling on Mikasa's arm, probably saying "Why?! Why would you say that?!" The next scene is Mikasa shoving bread into Sasha's mouth to get her to calm down.
- At the end of the episode, Sasha helps herself to some meat from the officers' pantry, much to the others' horror.
Eren: Sasha, they could throw your butt in the clink for that!
Samuel: Seriously, what is wrong with you?
- Afterwards, we have this:
Samuel: [rushed] I would really like a slice, please!
Connie: Hey, if he gets one, so do I, just so you know.
Mina: Me too! I'm in on it, too!
- Keep in mind, Eren killed two human traffickers when he was nine, and he seemed the most shocked that Sasha stole food.
- In Episode 6, the scene of a Titan charging at a group of civilians just before Mikasa swoops in to make the first Titan kill of the series may be ruined for some by the way its arms are awkwardly waving at its sides and the way it kicks a random soldier out of the way like a football◊.
- In Episode 7, there's a darkly funny moment: several cadets are trapped in a building, and one of them is calmly loading a gun. After he finishes, one of his associates tells him that it's a good thought but the gun won't be enough to take down a Titan. The guy calmly says it's not for the Titans, and with an utterly calm and serene expression on his face, shoots himself.
- In Episode 8, a Titan smashes through a wall...with its face. Just in case you needed confirmation that the Titans were indeed Dumb Muscle.
Reiner: Or you can stick a sword up their asses. That's a Titan's only other weakness.
Connie: How do you know that?
Reiner: Let's just say I tested it out, it works great on the Colossal Titan.
Connie: W...what? Really? When did you find out this?
Reiner: Let's just say the other night, I took my "sword", and stuck it up- (Annie punches him)
Annie: Reiner, shut the hell up. What are you doing?!
Reiner: Ouch! Annie don't hit me...oops I forgot, okay?
- The trainees briefly debate saving the Rogue Titan, who's been killing the other Titans and is now pinned to a wall by several foes as big as he is, missing both arms. Before they finish the discussion, the Rogue Titan proceeds to kill the remaining enemies with nothing but his teeth, prompting Jean to note, awestruck, "Hey, who was it you wanted to save again?"
- In the English dub, Connie's explanation of the Rogue Titan is pretty funny because he's so hyped up on adrenaline that he's practically giddy. Props to his VA Clifford Chapin.
Connie: Check it out! We found an Abnormal that's got a bone to pick with it's own kind! And the best part, he couldn't care less about us! That's right, you heard me! This big, beautiful S.O.B is our ticket outta here!
- A random extra follows this up with a downright cheerful "Thank you, crazy berserker Titan!"
- Before that came his initial reaction to the plan:
Connie: So basically we're going to recruit a Titan?!
Connie: (dumbfounded stare).
- After the successful counter-attack on the Titan in the supply room, Marco, who has stayed level-headed through the whole ordeal, nearly passes out after realizing how close they were to dying. You can almost hear him thinking, "Holy shit it worked oh my God that was too close I'm gonna piss myself."
- Episode 9: The first thing Eren did after returning from his Rogue Titan mode was to say "You're all gonna die" with a creepy grin on his face. The next scene shows Armin's priceless reaction◊ to it.
- It's extra hilarious in that Eren's sanity, from a modern viewpoint, is pretty damned questionable, but because of the Crapsack World he lives in, it's easy to let it slide because crazy or not, he ain't wrong. Finally, watching Armin have a normal reaction gets even funnier because it's as if he just realized that Eren might be fucking bonkers.
- It was also a partial "Oh Shi--" reaction, because it was probably the worst thing Eren could have said at that moment. See, by that point they'd made it back to the safety of the walls were surrounded by a lot of twitchy people with swords, and cannons, aimed in their direction.
- Also from Episode 9, Levi tells Hange what he thinks of her obsession with Titans:
Hange: I wonder what kind of Titans I'll see this time! I'd really love to see some Abnormal ones!
Levi: I can see an Abnormal already.
Hange: Huh? [looks around] Where?
Levi: [takes her head and turns her to face him] Right here.
- Episode 10: This episode is the second time we see Commander Pixis and this is the introduction we get about him.
Narrator: Dot Pixis. The Commanding Officer responsible for the Southern territory. The man in charge of the defense of Trost district. The man given full authority over preserving humanities' most vital remaining territory.
Pixis: Nope, not any of you... Eaten by a Titan wouldn't be so bad, if it was a sexy lady one.
Narrator: The man also notorious for being genuinely eccentric.
- Pixis strikes again later on in Episode 11. After Eren accepts a drink from him, the segment ends with Eren performing a slow-motion Spit Take due to how awful it is, and Pixis ignoring the whole thing.
- Just before that, Pixis and Eren happen to cross paths with Captain Hannes. Relieved, Hannes starts to say something, only for Eren to cut him off with an annoyed look while making a pointing gesture at the ground.
Hannes: (Wait, what? Is he.... (annoyed) That little punk is telling me to get back to work!)
- The English dub provides another hilarious line from Connie in response to Pixis's crazy plan (particularly the part about how one of his buddies, that he thought was dead, can transform into a Titan).
Connie: Uh, someone tell me that the Commander is off his rocker. 'Cause otherwise I'm just too thick to get what he means.
Ymir: Will you just shut up and pay attention! Idiot.
- When Marco tries to calm down Daz — who is trying to kill himself so he doesn't get eaten — he talks about how Sasha remains a proper soldier, even after everything she saw. Sasha, not wanting to fight the Titans anymore, complains that her stomach hurts and requests she gets placed with the wounded. Marco just looks at her incredulously like, "Wow. Thanks for backing me up, Sasha. Really fucking appreciate it."
- When preparing for the counterattack, Eren gives a passionate speech to Mikasa about how he doesn't need her to protect him anymore and she should go join the Garrison on the Walls. Then the commander of the elite group runs by and tells Mikasa she's going to be coming with them.
- In Episode 12, there's something darkly funny about Titan!Eren trying to hit Mikasa by punching himself in the face.
- Episode 13 has Sasha in stunned horror upon seeing a Titan puke. However, it's pushed here because she's then told that the Titan's have no digestive tract, eating purely for pleasure — and she's the show's resident Big Eater, so of course she'd find this thought terrifying.
- Episode 14, after Levi beats the shit outta Eren in court, we go to a scene with Hange cleaning his wounds. Levi sits down next to Eren, and the poor kid flinches away with a pathetically Adorkable look on his face that says "Uh... he's not gonna hit me again, right?" The fact that he's more scared of him than of Titans is kinda funny (but also justified sense Levi is a total Titan-slaying badass).
- Episode 15, Eren and the Survey Corps head to the old HQ, with Oluo approaching Eren to tell him Levi won't be babysitting him and... His horse steps on a rock, loses control and makes Oluo bite his tongue. Petra is sure to tell him how lame he is.
- Later, we are treated to Hange's story about her Titan research. Apparently, she names captured Titans after telling them a story (not that the Titans would understand) about a tribe of human cannibals. As she goes into detail on how the tribesmen cook their victims, the other people present are visibly squicked by her story... one poor guy couldn't take it and pukes his guts out.
- What happened before that was funny as well. After Eren asks about Hange's research, the rest of the squad suddenly gets up from the table and leaves, leaving Eren confused and slowly wondering if maybe he should leave to.
- After Hange tells Eren about her studies, he is intrigued and asks her to tell him everything. She lets him know that it will take a while, but he doesn't mind. Then we see that Hange has been talking all night long, and while she is unaffected by the lack of sleep, poor Eren looks like he's on the brink of death from exhaustion. You can tell he's totally regretting letting her talk all night.
Hange: ...But listen to me ramble on, I'm sure you surmised all of this in your training. They did cover this stuff, right?
Eren: (dazed) Yes. They did. Every last bit.
- What happened before THAT was also funny, with the episode displaying how much of a neat freak Levi is. Seeing the deadpan Levi suddenly complain about dust and put on a house uniform is just way too odd not to laugh at.
- Episode 16, Eren sees Mikasa and Armin for the first time since the trial, and some of Mikasa's first words are threats addressed to Levi.
Mikasa: That midget bastard crossed the line... Someday I'll make him pay for it...
Eren: (uncertainly) ...You don't mean Captain Levi, do you?
- Even funnier was the fact that Levi was just standing in a distance where he could hear everything.
- Better yet as Isayama stated in an interview that Mikasa has imagined beating Levi up several times in her head.
- In the dub, she called him a pipsqueak.
- It crosses straight over into Gallows Humor but in Episode 18, the Female Titan grabs one soldier by his wire and spins him around the way one would spin a yo-yo (or a leek) before idly flinging him over her shoulder. It doubles as Nightmare Fuel though, as a slow motion shot of the spinning suggests that the force of the spinning snapped his spine in half.
- In that same episode, after being nearly killed by the Female Titan, Armin and his two friends wonder how long it will be until they can reunite with the rest of the squad without two horses for Jean and Reiner to ride on. Cue Krista coming in with two spare horses, saying sweetly that she was worried about all of them. Cue their inner thoughts:
Armin: (She's an angel!)
Jean: (A goddess!)
Reiner: (One day, my wife.)
- And just before that, when Reiner cuts his way out of the Female Titan's hands, Jean's reaction from the dub is amazing:
Jean: (That beautiful bastard! Mikasa's been hogging so much of the limelight these days, I'd let myself forget how much of a badass he is.)
- When they enter the forest of giant trees, Eren demands that Levi tell him what's going on only to be told to shut up and figure it out, leading Eren to go on a thought tangent to the effect that this must be part of being a veteran, learning how to analyze a situation. Then, he looks around and realizes that the rest of the squad is just as confused and scared as he is.
Levi: Look around, Eren, at all of these big-ass trees.
- In a flashback, Eren accidentally triggers a partial transformation when trying to pick up a spoon he dropped, causing a bit of mess and flinging people everywhere. Levi's "Huh?" expression is particularly amusing.
- In that same flashback, everyone except Levi wants to kill Eren, but who comes onto the scene raving like a loony fangirl? Hange. She touches Eren's arm, gets burned, and acts like she reached Nirvana. Jessica Calvello's performance in the English dub was amazing.
Hange: ERRREEEEEEEN!!! I wanna touch the arm! I WANNA TOUCH THE A-HA-HARRRRRM! Pretty please, with sugar on top, LET ME TOUCH THIS GLORIOUS THI-HI-HING!
Eren: [nervous] I don't think that's such a good... Wait, no!
Hange: OW! Son of a BITCH! That mother is HOT when there's no skin!! THIS IS THE BEST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE!!!!!
Moblit: You're a maniac! You hear me?! A maniac!
- According to Isayama, Moblit is the heaviest drinker in the series, due to being the poor sucker forced to work with this nutcase.
- Eld revealing that both Oluo and Petra cried and pissed themselves during their first mission. Petra's horrified shrieking is hilarious, and Eren's Jaw Drop is absolutely amazing. He asks if the piss "sprayed everywhere" while she was in mid-air, prompting Gunther to tell them that they're in dangerous territory and should stop their silly conversation, but also wants Eren to know that he, in fact, did not piss himself.
- Before that, the squad discusses Erwin's plan and his cryptic question to them after Sawney and Bean were killed by a spy. Everyone agrees that Erwin may have told them of the plan if they had answered his question correctly. Except Oluo that is, who claims he knew exactly what the right answer was. When he is asked about it, he just notes that he is not surprised that the others don't get it as they "aren't on his level yet". Petra looks entirely unimpressed.
- In episode 23, they use Jean with a wig as a duplicate for Eren to trick the council while the real Eren escapes. He is worried that they won't believe it, as he and Jean look nothing alike. Then there's this exchange:
It's close enough. You both have that same angry scowl
and the same boulder-size chip on your shoulder.
Eren: Well, yeah, but I don't have his horse face.
- As dramatic as Titan!Eren's fight with the Female Titan is, it's hard not to laugh when he's straddled her and is roaring in her face like a maniac, to the point she has to turn her head away as if to go "Jesus Christ, my ear drums!" In the manga, she also does it to avoid his rage drooling.
- In another case of Black Comedy, when Eren is fighting the Female Titan in Stohess, there's a cut to inside a Church where pastor Nick is preaching to a group of Wall worshippers about how they're safe from Titans as long as they believe in God - only to be cut off by a Titan out of nowhere crashing through the walls and squashing most of the group.
- In Chapter 39, Krista rips off part of her skirt to bandage Reiner's wounded arm after a Titan bit it. Then Ymir complains about a cut finger to Krista — obviously to get her attention — but Connie tells her "spit on it and you'll be peachy".
- Even better if you consider that Connie of all people knew exactly what Ymir was up to and was telling her to suck it up.
- Reiner's mental response to her bandaging is "Just marry me already".
- In Chapter 41, Krista standing on the edge of the tower and fist pumping while cheering Ymir on. Everyone else looks horrified, since the tower is teetering on the brink of collapse already.
- In the same chapter, Eren fights a Titan against orders. Upon killing it, he shouts: "I did it! My first Titan kill as a human!" (Having to this point either been protected, eaten, or a Titan himself in battle) before he nearly gets crushed by the body.
- Chapter 42: Reiner casually revealing that he was the Armored Titan and Bertolt is the Colossal Titan. It was done with no emphasis on a small part of a page that mostly showed others walking instead of the full page spread such a crucial reveal would normally trigger. A lot of people had to do a Double Take just to see whether they skipped a page or not. To make it even funnier, even Bertolt, Reiner's accomplice and fellow Titan Shifter is surprised to hear this.
- Eren's deadpan reaction was also pretty funny (and also very out of character).
Eren: (Well, I'm in deep shit... and my brains've been fried since yesterday...)
- Chapter 44: Eren remembers during his training as he and Annie practice, Annie has him in a lock. Then, all of a sudden, Reiner falls from the sky; Annie dodges, but Eren was not so lucky. Mikasa reveals she threw Reiner.
- Prior to that, the entirety of Eren and Annie's conversation implies that Annie was putting the moves on him, with her making an insecure stance and telling Eren that "if you consider yourself a man, shouldn't you go easy on my weak body?" Eren, oblivious as he is, thinks she's simply talking about fighting techniques, to which Annie has an "Are you kidding me" expression in return before throwing him to the ground and saying he needs to learn "how to talk to girls". The implication being Mikasa threw Reiner because she clearly saw what was going on.
- Immediately afterwards, Mikasa asks Annie to teach her some of those moves. Annie says the moves are intended for humans, but wants to know if they even work on a beast. So, after essentially being called a wild animal, Mikasa gets mad and walks dramatically toward Annie. Cue everyone else gathering around them like high schoolers to a hallway brawl.
- The fact that everyone stops to place bets. Marco bets on Annie, to which Jean angrily bets his entire dinner on Mikasa.
- Chapter 46 of the manga: Eren desperately realizing that if he wants to learn anything from the other Titan Shifters, he must control his emotions!. Coming from him, the Hot-Blooded Berserker, that's a really hilarious sentiment, especially when he naturally (and understandably) fails.
- Chapter 47. Ymir and Bertolt are having one of the most plot-central and tense conversations ever had in the manga so far. And then we suddenly get a quarter-page sized panel of Reiner on top of a still limbless Eren, keeping him in a choke hold in order to keep him from transforming and trying to murder them all, with an expression screaming "Dammit Eren, hold still!". Ymir and Bertolt calmly turn back to each other and continue to talk.
- There's also something darkly humorous about Krista smiling as she sees Ymir again, only for Ymir to swallow her whole to kidnap her. The "Eh?" Krista says while Ymir's jaw closes around her, her happy smile still plastered on her face, is just priceless.
- In Chapter 48, This exchange between Ymir and Krista:
Ymir: The Titans aren't so bad! There's nobody there who'll say it'd be better if you'd never been born!
Krista: Of course not! They're a little too busy trying to eat us!
Ymir: Nobody's perfect!
- Chapter 51, Sasha's potato girl nickname is called back and Jean's comment on it leans on the fourth wall. Or that Eren having understood Levi tries to get everyone to clean their shoes and make their beds.
- Sasha making the same exact face Aururo/Oluo did manages to be both funny and sad at the same time.
- The last example is one of the best comedic moments of the series. There's Eren's sheer panic at the idea of Levi coming home to a dirty house, followed by him and Jean bickering Like an Old Married Couple:
Eren: Even this morning, if I hadn't fixed the sheets on your bed—
Jean: Shut the hell up! Are you my mom or something?!
- Chapter 53, the Survey Corps pulling out Eren after a failed transformation is full of comedy.
Levi: He's not even ten meters tall and he's missing meat here and there. Also, Eren's ass is hanging out.
Hange: I KNOW THAT ALREADY!
- Hange's not above letting Eren turn permanently into a Titan For Science!. And her reaction to Eren's face peeling off his skull upon pulling him out?
Hange: HURRY! Get a sketch of this!
Mikasa: We must hurry. Fake Eren will be soon be discovered.
- In Chapter 54, Levi manages to corner a businessman who was working with the Central MP in order to negotiate their conditions for switching their loyalty to the Survey Corps. Levi's first two conditions make sense, but the third?
From now on, whenever the Reeves company manages to acquire rare foods or luxury items, they will referentially hand them over to the Scouting Legion. For example, black tea.
Sasha: WONDERFUL! That is a wonderful condition, president!
- In Chapter 55, when Armin starts coldly analyzing the upcoming revolution and how best to manipulate the populace to side with them, everyone gives him a weird look and he defensively protests that he's just speculating.
Mikasa: I certainly don't remember raising this kind of kid.
- Also some Black Comedy when it's apparent Hange has no experience torturing people to the point where the torturee gets confused and frustrated with Hange's clumsy methods.
(Hange start's pulling out fingernails)
Torturee: Wait!! What are you doing!?! I don't even know what you want!!
Hange: Shut up! It's my first time torturing someone!
Torturee: If it's torture, you're supposed to ask me something first, THEN start pulling fingernails!!
(jump to the rest of The Survey Corps in another room, who are all looking a tad-bit queasy)
- In Chapter 56, Reeves suggests to Historia that if she becomes Queen, she should give Levi a good whack and dare him to retaliate. Eren laughs, wondering what kind of face he would make. Apparently, he hasn't quite gotten over the beatdown Levi once gave him.
- In Chapter 57, one of Isayama's assistants decided to add a secret message in Levi's Wanted poster. Isayama was unaware of it and later apologized to the readers. The message is as follows:
Rock scissors paper, rock scissors paper, rock scissors paper
So, what should I make, what should I make
In my right hand, a wiener, in my left hand, a p***y
Raw barley, raw rice, raw eggs
Talking dirty all day, all right!
- Chapter 58 has Levi plunging sideways into a bar with his 3D gear, earning priceless expressions from the customers, followed by this gem of his pursuer "I FOUND YOU! MR. MILITARY POLICEMAN HAS COME TO GET RID OF ALLLLL THE BAD GUYS. PING! PING!"
- Bonus points for the panel afterwards with everyone looking at Kenny Ackerman like he's insane (the pose REALLY doesn't help). Even better, it's so out of place in what you'd expect that the reader is either gaping from incredulity, rolling on the floor with laughter, or a grotesque combination of the mentioned two. Even better, the aforementioned panel looks like something out of a cheesy cowboy flick.
- The banter between Kenny Ackerman and Levi in the bar. Their relationship must have been quite interesting, despite the clear Fridge Horror.
- Chapter 59 has Hitch call Jean a horse-faced bastard.
- Chapter 61 has King Fritz falling looking bored and serious during the entirety of Erwin's trial, and the supposed news of the colossal and armoured titans breaking through the gates. Even when it was proven to be a ruse, he is still calm. Turns out he was asleep the whole time. His first question? 'Is it lunch time yet?'
- In Chapter 62, Eren finally questions "How many times have I been kidnapped now?"
- Sort of a Funny Background Event is Levi looking pissed when Hange ignores him in favor for talking to Mikasa.
- In Chapter 66, a form of humor appears when Historia punches Eren and says "Shut up! Crybaby!" when he is in Heroic B.S.O.D. mode in the middle of an Oh Crap! situation
- Chapter 67 has Eren attempting to use his Coordinate powers to stop Rod Reiss's Titan and in the process calling him a midget. The following panel zooms in on Eren and Levi, who is behind him◊. Eren's face when he realizes what he said and who was there to hear him say it is priceless.
- Chapter 69: Historia does become queen, and after her coronation, the first thing she does upon seeing Levi is to charge him and punch him in the shoulder yelling, in essence, I'M QUEEN NOW! GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT!? Making it even better is Mikasa's pleased expression while everyone else looks shocked.
- Chapter 70 continues the trend of Eren and Historia's Odd Friendship / Ship Tease with the two getting into some playful bickering only for Mikasa to appear out of nowhere and send Death Glares both their ways.
- Another moment in ch. 70. Jean gets up to his old tricks and stats throwing a few (light-hearted) jabs at Eren, along with an absolutely hilarious Troll expression... and is rather disappointed, and perhaps a little surprised, when Eren doesn't take the bait.
- Chapter 72 has a few light-hearted moments during the celebratory dinner:
- The Second OVA is made of this. Nearly everything is humorous. It probably helps that it somehow adapts nearly every fake preview; yes, even the one with Mikasa, Jean, Armin, Connie, and Krista transforming to Titans.
- Highlights include the drill at the beginning, Pixis declaring that Jean and Sasha would settle their differences with a freaking cooking duel (so he can have a good dinner), the shenanigans that follow the two trying to get the materials to make said meal, and Eren and Mikasa's over-all confusion and indifference to these events.
- Said omake is... strange.◊ Armin's goofy, oddly reassuring "there is no need to be upset" smile on such a giant-ass head. Christa literally being a goddess. Mikasa appearing ridiculously huge and musclebound. And Connie... being really, really, REALLY small.
- Sasha and Connie strike a pose!◊
- Armin somehow managing to break BOTH of his legs, while running up the stairs even though he only landed on one of them.
- ACWNR: Isabel trying to sound cool in front of Levi only for him to ask, "Are you an idiot?"
- There's also the thug-trio settling into the Survey Corps; highlights include Isabel being indignant to sleeping away from Farlen and Levi in a different dorm, Levi's expression when they're shown the barracks (which also swiftly establishes that he's had his cleaning OCD for quite some time), Farlen's earnestness even he's trying to salute and does it wrong, and Levi ordering the two of them to help him clean the barracks.
- Wall Sina, Goodbye has a few funny moments for Annie. She and Hitch has a conversation where Annie only replies by saying "And then?", irritating Hitch and asking her to stop that, to which Annie says she'll stop when given proper information. Before the 57th expedition, Annie asks Hitch to report her as sick, causing Hitch to accuse her of having a date. To this, Annie concurs that she has a date with "a 15 meter Titan" (which might border on dark comedy). Hitch wants to hit the town that night, however, and asks Annie that in return, she takes over the case Hitch was assigned involving a missing person. Upon visiting bars to question people, Annie has to deal with drunkards grabbing her butt.
- Anytime Annie doles out beatings in Wall Sina, Goodbye just seems bound to be funny. When she curb stomps the guy that tried to grab her butt, and then his two cronies, he gets back up holding a chair over his head and then swinging at her. She high-kicks it in half.
- Chapter 76 is extremely serious, but it hasn't stopped people from making jokes about Eren flying due to Reiner swinging the Rogue Titan over his head like a sack of fruit.
- Chapter 77 has Zeke the Beast Titan in his human form of all people accidentally burning his tongue drinking coffee. This coming from someone who is supposed to be a genius according to the official statbook.
- Although it's a legitimate threat, there is just something ridiculously hilarious about a giant monkey chucking barrels full of troops over a wall to gain a tactical advantage. The way that Zeke starts channeling Donkey Kong like it's just another day at the office is priceless.
- In Chapter 78....remember the fridge horror for the last chapter? Reiner is able to prevent further destruction to his nape by the simple expedient of laying on his back. The enemy soldiers' faces when they realize they can't hurt him and were thwarted that easily is slightly hilarious.
- The end of Chapter 79 is grim, but it also has the Colossal Titan kicking the Rogue Titan like a soccer ball, sending him flying across town before landing on top of the wall.
- Chapter 81. The Beast Titan is laughing about how it pitched a perfect game, slaughtering the Survey Corps easily, and how it was important to have fun, whatever it is you do. Then he notices that his Titans on his right side are gone. And then Levi shows up. He doesn't laugh for much longer.
- Chapter 83. While being a completely justified strategy, Reiner bears a striking resemblance to the Black Knight after having his arms and legs chopped off.
- A bit of fridge humor comes from re-reading chapters 82-84 (which are otherwise very emotional chapters) Armin gets burned alive, then turned into a titan and while his shirt disintegrates, his pants miraculously stay intact. That's the Survey Corps for you; even their pants are Determinators.
- In Chapter 84, despite being one of the most nerve-racking, tear-inducing chapters to date, nevertheless has one particular moment that's very easy to miss the first time around. When Bertolt screams and begs his former comrades to rescue him from Titan Armin, Jean is the only one who isn't crying, who looks more confused than anything else. Given what we know about Jean's character, one can't help but wonder what he was thinking in that moment. It probably went something like this:
"Wait, back up, are you seriously begging us to save you? After everything you've done? After declaring death on not only us, but everyone else living within the Walls without even bothering to explain why? Sorry, not happening, have fun being eaten asshole.
- On a darker note , he might have been thinking about Marco ....
- Chapter 85 has what is quite possibly the biggest act of trolling done by Isayama thus far. After 84 chapters of struggling, countless deaths, and setbacks, they finally get to the basement...only for the key to not work. The whole thing comes full circle when Levi, who is presumably just so fucking done with everything, kicks a hole through the door, reaches in and opens it from the inside! You can practically hear the man's internal screaming. For those curious, the key wasn't for the door lock. It unlocks a secret compartment in Grisha's Desk.
- Then he does it again: They find the secret compartment that the key opens in Grisha's desk... and when they open it, it turns out to be empty. They're gobsmacked for a moment before they realize the drawer has a false bottom.
- Amidst the whammies being thrown about, Chapter 87 manages to contain a hilarious Call Forward: the Kawaii/Moe Titan, hunched over in the same exact pose it was introduced in.
- After Klaus' smug Hannibal Lecture in which he justifies his cruelty, seeing him get unceremoniously shoved into the Kawaii Titan's jaws is hilariously cathartic.
- Chapter 89: While discussing Eren's coordinate and how it activated at seemingly random times, Eren Suddenly Shouts giving Hange a massive Jumpscare.
- Look closer. It even got Levi.
- Due to the chapter spoilers being released earlier than usual, the entire English-based fandom had a massive WTF when sources somehow started claiming that Hange wanted Eren and Historia to get married and have a child. It turns out the marriage thing came from Ymir's confession letter to Historia about her only regret not being able to marry her yet, and the whole child thing came from Eren thinking about how he might have to eat Historia to gain her powers.