Abridged on Titan is an Abridged Series of Attack on Titan by AbridgdComedy. It exaggerates some aspects of the characters, such as Eren's murderous tendencies against the Titans, Mikasa being perceived as perfect at everything she does, and Armin being made depressed and awkward.Not to be confused with the TFS version.
All Periods Are PMS: Eren seems to think so, until Armin points out that's not how periods work.
"Well, my MOM DIED before she could explain it to me!"
Ambiguously Bi: Reiner. In a list of girls he wants to bang, Armin appears... and he has a star rating of six (assumedly out of five stars since that was the second highest rating and only Armin was a six). But then Reiner finds out he's a boy...
Armin seems genuinely upset when Reiner claims he's not attracted to him.
Artistic License - Biology: Invoked. Marquis Bart thinks he knows better than his doctors what is and isn't healthy, claiming that if cake were unhealthy it wouldn't taste so good. Pixis is unimpressed.
Ascended Meme: Being an abridged series, it references many fan memes and in-jokes.
Jean's "What is it, Eren?!" face is the title image for "Jean Rants".
Subtle one to the infamous "Kawaii Titan" in Ep. 3.
Mina: "Aaaaaw, he's kinda cuute! Oh God, never mind, NEVER MIIIND! AAARGH!!"
For the Halloween special Bertolt and Reiner really did go as Bert and Ernie, only the characters were reversed which Armin lampshades.
Armin: "Hey why is Bertolt (oops) Ernie, shouldn't it be the other way around?"
Bertolt: "But that doesn't make any sense, I'm the tall one and Reiner plays with a rubber ducky all the—" *Reiner punches him in the face out of panic*
Reiner: "Whoa Bertolt, buddy, you alright? Looks like you won't be able to finish that sentence now. What a shame."
Asexual: Eren is this thanks to one of the side effects of his dad's mysterious injection.
Big NO/Slow No: Members of the Static Garrison as the Armoured Titan charges towards them.
Biting-the-Hand Humor: The 1 million view special has Eren and Jean complain about the fans, even though Armin points out that the special is only possible BECAUSE said fans care about watching the show and most of the fans aren't as bad as Jean and Eren make them sound.
Marco:(has Jean in an armhold) Just let my presence calmmm youuuu...
Jean:GET THE FUCK OFF ME, YOU CREEPY LITTLE F- (Titans tear a hole through the wall).
Comedic Sociopathy: Inevitable, given the series it's parodying. Most apparent in the jokes involving Eren and his mom. Or just about anything involving Eren.
Credits Gag: Dot Pixis is apparently the Executive Producer of the shorts.
Creepy Child: Eren kills the first human trafficker while speaking entirely deadpan. Later on, it's played for laughs as Eren apparently has no ability to understand why the Garrison members would be shocked that he killed two people.
Eren somehow manages to be creepier in his youth here than in canon.
Eren: I'm just trying to save you from going to hell, friend. (stabs trafficker) Oops - too late.
Flanderization: As should be expected — in particular Eren's short temper, his rocky relationship with his mother, and his almost sexual desire to kill Titans (Yes, they managed to make that even more over the top, and it is GLORIOUS), Armin's self-esteem issues (in the anime, he starts off thinking he's useless and helpless but his friends can see his true value — here, even his friends think he's pathetic and annoying, and his name is often forgotten), but most of all, Eren's and Jean's rivalry.
In-universe, Eren has taken the fact that his mother admitted that he's The Unfavorite and exaggerated it to absurd levels when he's imagining her voice speaking him.
Inner Monologue: Ep. 3 is presented from the POV of each character just before they get killed or incapacitated.
Innocently Insensitive: Eren's fellow trainees won't stop pestering him with questions about his mother's gruesome death.
Ironic Echo Cut: In episode 2, Mikasa assures Eren that he would be a much better soldier than her. The scene then cuts to three years later... where Mikasa is being announced the top soldier of her class. Even gets lampshaded.
Keith Shadis: You ten standing before me are the best of the best, especially MEE-KA-SAA, who quickly outshined [sic] everyone else, no matter how hard they tried.
Eren constantly mispronounces people's names. Reactions vary: Mikasa doesn't care (although everyone mispronounces her name anyway), Jean gets frustrated, and "Bert-hole" wishes he'd just let Eren call him "Bert."
One short delved into whether Mikasa's name was pronounced MEE-ka-sah or mi-KAH-sah. Mikasa doesn't really care either way.
Lame Comeback: Eren can't seem to think of better things to say in regards to Jean's insults.
Last of Her Kind: Mikasa claims to be the last Japanese person on the planet, and uses this as an excuse to be racist.
Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The characters are very aware of those fans who quibble over insignificant details like how to pronounce Mikasa's name, or the confusion behind how to translate 'Recon Corps'. note "It's the SURVEY CORPS, dumbass!"
Literal-Minded: Eren as a result of no-one ever explaining 'the birds and the bees' to him.
Jean: "You've never thought about... entering Mikasa's casa?"
Eren: "Oh - dude, I do that all the time!"
Eren: "Yeah, we live in the same house, dude!"
Logic Bomb: Mikasa asks if she can be considered racist (claiming that the Japanese are the superior race) if she's the Last of Her Kind. Eren honestly doesn't know.
Mood Whiplash: In-universe. As the Moe Titan looms down upon Mina, she thinks to herself how cute it is.
One moment Eren is stabbing a kidnapper to death, screaming like a lunatic, the next he's gently untying Mikasa while giving clumsy exposition.
The Neidermeyer: Kitts Verman as usual, but his paranoid idiocy is elevated to an absurd degree.
Jean again, this time in the "1 million views", where his rant in Gratuitous French is repeated and extended.
Parental Favoritism: Carla Yeager considers Mikasa to be her favorite, despite Mikasa being an adopted child. When she accidentally confesses this to Eren during the Colossal Titan disaster, Eren grows to loathe Mikasa.
It has gotten to a point in the third episode where Eren starts to hallucinate his mother belittling him and favoring Mikasa.
Parental Neglect: Dr. Yeager brings up that Eren should learn about "The birds and the bees," only to immediately leave for work, dumping the responsibility on Carla.
Parody Sue: Mikasa. Justified in the fact that she's Japanese.note Japanese people are the superior race.
The Philosopher: Marquis Bart takes a moment to discuss the meaning of life and the struggles of man with Pixis. He would actually sound very deep and enlightened... if he wasn't clearly a Fat BastardUpper-Class Twit who was just struggling with how his 16-year-old wife is trying to make him cut down on cake.
Eren mispronouncing names in general, but especially Mikasa and Jean.
And now we have "Berthole" and "Reindeer".
Jean is FRENCH!
Mikasa being better than Eren at everything.
Eren and Jean's intense hatred for one another.
Eren blowing up about Titans.
Hannes's perpetual drunkenness.
Reiner hitting on everyone.
Eren not knowing anything about sex.
Sanity Ball: Eren carries it when the situation doesn't involve Titans, or is so absurd that he looks sane in comparison. He might hold it long enough to qualify as the Only Sane Man... if the moments where he had it weren't either utterly bizarre or he wasn't, well, Eren.
Sanity Slippage: Eren REALLY didn't take the news that Mikasa was his mother's favorite well. As the series continues, he grows more and more obsessed with one-upping Mikasa and trying to prove to his dead mom his worth. In general he goes from being a deadpan Only Sane Man in episode 1 to seemingly having his Berserk Buttons kept perpetually pressed with a paperweight. Though the titan serum (Which causes depression, hallucinations, paranoia, loss of sex drive, and an increase in aggressive tendencies) that his father injected him with may have something to do with that.
Sarcastic Devotee: Mikasa to Eren, who repeatedly calls the latter out on his idiocy but has no intention of leaving him.
Spontaneous Choreography: Armin, Eren and Mikasa plead for their lives by breaking into song. Reiner, Bertolt and Annie provide music accompaniment.
Standard Hero Reward: Hannes is initially hopeful that saving Carla from Titans would make her fall in love with him and leave her husband. Unfortunately, as in the actual series, things do not turn out the way he imagined.
Stylistic Suck: The picture that Eren drew for his mother as a birthday present. note Now all teh Tightin r ded!
The title cards for the main episodes also look pretty goofy.
Take That: "Mee-ka-sa" is this to weeaboos who get riled up over Mikasa's pronunciation.
Take That, Audience!: In celebration of "1 Million Views," Eren and Jean go on a rant about how annoying their fanbase is.
Talking to Themself: Jean is eventually pushed to the point of arguing with himself in his internal monologues.
Armin: For once I wanna be around when something exciting happens, y'know?
(Colossal Titan appears and kicks a hole in the wall)
Armin: Me and my stupid mouth!
Mikasa gets in on it, too.
Mikasa (internally): "As long as you're alive, I still have a family to live for."
Armin: "Mikasa, Eren's dead."
Tough Love: Armin's grandfather was apparently quite verbally abusive towards him, but only did so to keep him humble, supposedly.
The Unfavorite: Eren to his mother. He does not take this revelation well. Later on as he's trying to save Armin, he has a mental imaginary conversation with his mother where she mocks him to the point of absurdity.
The Unintelligible: Armin's voice is garbled at times but still understandable. In-universe people treat his speech like this (when they notice him at all).
Verbal Tic: "TITAN!" for Eren. It's gotten to the point where he has trouble controlling his outbursts when faced with his own (harmless) Titan skeleton.
We Hardly Knew Ye: The death of Thomas Wagner, who was introduced in the anime just to die in the Battle of Trost, is lampshaded by Armin.