Shingeki no Kyojin Ep.8 Eren needs to be on ‘I Shouldn’t be Alive’
Episode name: I can hear a heart beating: Defense of Trost Pt 4
Plenty of people were speculating that the rogue abnormal was probably Eren and I eventually opened up to the possibility. I didn’t (and still don’t) like the idea but it seemed more and more likely. A while ago I came across this image and I thought it was cool fanart and nothing more but after watching the 7th episode I saw it again and it all sunk in.
The amazing thing abut this entire episode was that I completely forgot I saw this just the day before (and was completely aware of what was going to happen) but I was still shocked when I saw that little body encased in titan goo.
Initially I wasn’t really in the mood to watch this episode (might have something to do with watching it at 8 am) but I got really into it pretty quickly and I was flailing my arms and yelling as loud as i could without waking up the rents. Just before the rogue Titan was taken down I was so hyped but as soon as they zoomed in on it’s body I was so happy. I think I got more emotional than Mikasa but at the same time I was really mad. I wanted Eren to be alive because I like him but for the story as a whole, him being alive and being a rogue Titan just doesn’t cut it for me. I’m really disappointed.
It’s just so unrealistic and unfair. What are the odds he would come back as a Titan, save everyone and then die only to become his human self with regenerated limbs. To top it off, he comes out looking like a freaking model, swaying his hair around, showing off his perfect face. Not a drop of blood covered it.
I just wanted everyone to die and the revival of Eren is too hopeful.
In all fairness, we don’t actually know much about the Titans (as I mentioned previously) so we can’t be sure how all this happened. I have a theory tough. Starting off with his limbs, the abnormal had the ability to quickly grow back its limbs and since he was the Titan, he was able to grow back his arm and leg. Note that the Titan had it’s arm ripped off and eaten when it died so why did Eren have an arm? Maybe the regeneration began and healed Eren but wasn’t fast enough for the Titan.
But why did Eren become a Titan to begin with? I’m guessing he didn’t rip through the Titan that ate him as I thought he might. Instead, Eren became the Titan after being eaten and because of his hate and determination he was able to control the Titan after being fused (or something) and thus became the rogue. And I’m guessing because he had more willpower than anyone else ever eaten (he had enough time to give a little speech while in a Titan’s mouth, so I’ll just go with it) he was able to fight against other Titans instead of converging to the Titan norms.
Also, because he didn’t have full control of his body, he probably doesn’t know he almost stepped on Mikasa.
Now, when Mikasa sees him, she just holds onto him, nothing makes sense to her but the fact that he’s in front of her and his heart is beating was enough to make her cry and lose all composure. I liked that. She was so shocked and to think, she nearly gave up on life just a few hours if not minutes ago. I just really liked that scene but it makes me feel too many emotions so we’re going to just move on. It was a really well done scene.
Let’s side track for a minute. I love how I said that Eren never actually got to kill a single Titan before he died.
Everything that led to this was just as awesome to watch.
First, Armin puts his skills to work; after saying he doesn’t can’t let his friends get killed or put in anymore danger, he decides its time to tame a titan. That’s Armin for you. But he had an awesome idea, and comes up with another one that pretty much saves everyone’s lives. Well, right after everyone was put at risk of dying. Similarly, Jean is placed in a position where he feels like he’s costing lives but takes action anyway and both of them receive comfort and encouragement which is something uncommon here in the real world. I’m looking forward to what Mikasa will tell Armin and I liked what that guy said to Jean. My only problem with that was they decided to tell each other how important they are and talk feelings when they should be looking forward IN CASE A TITAN TRIES TO GRAB AT THEM. At least Mikasa had the sense to tell Armin later. Honestly, I was so worried Jean was going to die just because he wasn’t paing attention.
I’m looking forward to the next episode because apparently we’re going to find out how Eren became a Titan and everything. I’m really happy he’s back but I also think that if he stayed dead the anime could have done just as well, in short.
Reiner is freaking hilarious:
“Or just ram your blade up their assholes”
I just got a new favourite character.
Sasha is so cool and I love how she couldn’t believe she surrendered to a Titan,
“I’m sorry I attacked you”
Right, so I’ll try to write shorter, more concise posts. I didn’t even cover half of what I wanted. Also my computer has a stupid virus so I have to use this old laptop for everything (including Uni stuff and it’s bloody torture) and I can’t stand watching anime on here. I said I would try out an anime (Blood+) that one of you guys commented, I’ll get to that but I’m currently really limited with what I can watch.