The Jaeger faction is in danger. after several episodes from Attack the titans in which those who oppose Eren Jaeger’s plan tried to smooth things over each other, there is a plan to recover the flight ship and get to where the Founding Titan it is directed. The scenario left different members, especially Armin, Mikasa and Connie, at a crossroads: to be successful, they will probably have to kill their former teammates. Attack the titans.
This contradiction reveals one of the main values of Shingeki no Kyojin. Its protagonists enter and leave scenarios in which their morals, their memories and their idea of the future collide with those of those who, before, lived in the same space as them. happened with Reiner and Bertolt, who during the first seasons manifested different discomforts in relation to their mission; especially after the ties between them and their peers grew closer.
“Traitor”, the most recent episode of the second part of the season finale of Attack the titansHe came back to that idea. armin, my house, Reiner, Conny and annie He would have to go back over his story and decide what to do in the given scenario: avoid conflict with those who were friends or assume the responsibility that his task implies, try to stop the Founding Titan, whatever the cost.
Theo Magath, the hero
During the beginning of this season finale of Attack the titans, Theo Magath he insisted again and again on the need to find a new hero on stage. Persecuted by the idea of defending the one he believes to the last consequences, he committed himself to the cause until he reached the dimension of the different edges of the conflict. From there it is explained that he apologizes to Armin, Mikasa, Connie and Jean, for involving us in an uncomfortable situation for them.
It’s a few minutes of character building in Attack the titans, in which Theo Magath positions himself as a kind of moral reference. It is not. His hands are as full of blood as any of the others. But, in a context where nerves prevail, common sense, humanity and ideas are gold. in his way, Magath is becoming the hero he hoped to find: one in which intellect and sensitivity prevail before brute force.
This occurs after the character showed different violent faces. The transformation confirms that Theo Magath looked his demons in the face and recognized them, to try to change the course of things.
Attack the titans and the notion of justice
Armin, Mikasa, Connie and Jean find themselves faced with a contradiction: going against the idea of saving the paradise islandproposed by Eren jaegerand that Floch Forster he is leading through the Jaegerist faction. Then, the debate is presented in Attack the titans: How far does the notion of justice go, if along the way it must exterminate the rest of humanity? Is it justified, considering the 2,000 years of hatred towards Paradis Island?
Those questions remain in the air, while the characters review different anecdotes and promises, such as that of going to eat meat together, and other memories of when both groups were one and had a common mission. Attack the titans it relies on the drama, the silences and the action to recreate all the tension of the moment, including the death of several companions because, in this context, friendship and old commitments do not weigh so much when humanity is in danger. Meanwhile, Annie and Reiner have transformed into Titans to further spread the blood stain between the two groups.