Pretty horrifying ending, to say the least. My boyfriend theorizes that Eren’s just gonna hang out in the titan’s mouth until it gets outside the wall and then Eren will somehow go into badass mode and escape. How he’s going to accomplish this with a missing arm and leg I don’t know.
Say… He could become the new Edward Elric!
Really, every bit of knowledge of anime storytelling and just basic storytelling in general tells me that Eren will survive, but at the same time this seems like the kind of show that doesn’t seem to give a shit about who it kills off (similar to The Walking Dead). Hell, Eren may even be a case of decoy protagonist. Wait a minute, I just noticed something from the tvtropes page
What happens next is the guy we perceive of as The Lancer, Side Kick, or even a fringe loner takes center stage as the real protagonist (maybe even Hero). Usually they reveal a much greater level of personal integrity and strength of will than previously thought, despite their Dark and Troubled Past.
So… If my theory is right,
Mikasa Armin could become the new main character? Ha! Take that, Dac!
Well, I haven’t seen episode 6 yet, but it seems to be a flashback episode. So I guess we may not know about the fate of our poor little protagonist for another couple of days.
Man, this show’s so fucking heavy. I love it, but at the same time after finishing episode 5 I feel like I need to watch a few hours of pony to feel like there is a reason to live again.
Say, let’s use this new page to celebrate awesome fanart, shall we?
Oh anime fandom, never change.