Caught up after I watched the first episode, I'm not a huge fan of the twist though how that poster on Fox predicted it was certainly impressive.
What are Gaf's theories on the ulterior motives of the Titans acting as spies? I imagine it goes all the way up to high ranking officials.
I wonder who the monkey guy is.
Also, I noticed they never show any humans when they kill the fodder Titans. So I think it's safe to assume they are unmanned while the more powerful ones are controlled like from what we've seen so far.
I don't see why that's safe to assume. Otherwise, why would slicing their necks kill them? And remember, we know Conny's mom turned into a regular titan.
Reiner, Berthold, and Annie all come from the same village and Eren's dad injected something into Eren which maybe the cause of his titan form.
Have to be some kind of experiment that was performed on Reiner's village that went wrong and now conny's village. Doesn't explain why those 3 want Eren or Ymir.
And now monkey man who doesn't seem to be part of the inside.....
You mean to tell me these fucking people can't build bigger walls because. I know this is a spoiler thread but Im not taking any chances.they don't have bigger titans?
At least, that's what I've heard.
We know that there is a village or city of titan-people somewhere. I don't think they're related to the Ape titan who seems to be leading his own army. The Ape titan also doesn't know about the technology which the people behind the walls have been using, while those who sent Annie and the other out are totally aware of it since they were specifically meant to infiltrate into the army.
But who cares anyway, it's all going to be more garbage in the end because the author sucks at telling a compelling story at all. Fast forward, flash back, fast forward, flashback. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. I know what's inside the basement: It's the author's big fat ass asking us to pull the ending out of it for him while he keeps farting.
We start building bigger walls and they start making bigger Titans. We start carrying semi-automatics and they buy automatics.
Maybe it's just the incredibly low expectations I have for shounen in general, but I don't have a big problem with the storytelling in the manga. I mean just the fact that the author has a clear enough plan from the beginning to put in all that foreshadowing shows me that he has an idea of where he wants to go with the story.
Oh I don't have a problem with his plan. It's not a poorly planned manga. It's just awfully written. The direction of the actual narrative is just so bad, it makes the events less enjoyable and more annoying to read. All I can think of now is "oh, he's doing THAT again, lame." every single time he pulls the same formula:
- short time skip
- vague details about how the situation has changed since the timeskip to keep the reader in the dark
- show some scenes of supporting characters talking to each other about something, this might or might not be out of context
- present the new OBJECTIVE of the characters
- the characters go about on this objective
- SURPRISE THE OBJECTIVE IS A NARRATIVE FOIL, IT DOESN'T MATTER OR IT WAS A PLOY BY THE CHARACTERS ALL ALONG!
- flashback to the point just before the time skipped period
- show the main characters talking in detail about stuff the reader knew nothing about because of the shitty narrative style the author likes to use
- suck all the tension out of the events because it's not REALLY a surprise or twist, because it was planned all along!
RINSE. REPEAT. x9999999999999999999999