This February 9, chapter 137 of Shingeki no Kyojina quite frenetic delivery and full of various revelations.
However, something that caught the attention of those interested in the myths and cosmogony of Shingeki no Kyojin it was the appearance of the hallucigenic organism again, this on the first page of issue 137 of the manga.
Furthermore, this information fits perfectly with the stories of The daythat even the same eren kruger told about Ymir Fritz coming in contact with’unknown organic matter‘, which gave him the power of the titans.
But what was this organic matter that looked like a backbone? Well, the answer is quite scientific and exists in our reality.
The Hallucigenia Theory in Shingeki no Kyojin
Hallucigenia sparse is the name of a ‘prehistoric worm’, whose study was quite uneven from the beginning and for the moment it is considered as Cambrian. This organism lived approximately 508 million years ago and it is believed that most invertebrates derive from it.
The interesting thing is that its reconstruction had several errors, since at first they thought that it did not have a head, and that -what is actually its head- was its tail. Fortunately, more information has been collected in recent years about it, and in fact scientists are surprised by the complexity of its anatomy.
And what does this have to do with Shingeki no Kyojin? Well, in the first panel of chapter 137 of the manga, it was confirmed that isayama used this organism as a source of power for the titans.
How will you remember when Ymir Fritz falls into the lake where a kind of spine-shaped worm adheres to his body, it is at that moment when he acquires the power of the founding titan. Fans had previously pointed out the similarity of this worm with hallucigenia, and with this chapter it was confirmed.
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In addition, for the fans it made more sense this inspiration due to the conversation between armin Y zeke about the nature of life, and the need to multiply to survive.
Although it also allowed armin point out that living is much more than just existing.
Did you already know about this theory about the inspiration of hallucigenia for the origin of the titans in Shingeki no Kyojin? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments.