Just read the new Snk leaks and... guys.
I had finally made peace with chapter 139. Yes, it was super rushed and mediocre at best. Yes, the dialogs were... off and all the characters were kinda OOC - except for Levi (my beloved ♥️) who says basically nothing over ~50 pages and therefore is the only one who's left unscathed by the general weirdness. Nonetheless, some of the basic concepts were solid; the real issue was the execution.
But if these leaks are true... ch139 was a fucking masterpiece in comparison jklsdfghjlsf
Eren "what a man you are" Jaeger may have turned out to be Walmart Lelouch, but at least he achieved something. If Paradis gets nuked, his friends are killed and the Titan powers come back (?)... then it was all completely pointless. The whole story has been an exercise in sadism and nihilism since Day 1.
I still don't understand how the fuck Mikasa goes to visit Eren's grave if the island is destroyed...?? Like?? Unless it gets nuked decades after the Rumbling, when Mikasa&co. are all elderly/dead.
And the first King Fritz actually dying...? How is that even possible? If he doesn't feed Ymir to their children, Ymir's bloodline doesn't even get the Titan powers in the first place (unless she changes their DNA in some other way? Maybe with the Founder Titan’s powers?). The same goes for the Ackerman clan, and Paradis, and therefore Eren, Mikasa, and Armin never even meet. Hell, even the Rumbling has no reason to be enacted.
..... Right? Like, that would change the entire history of the world and the Eldian people. How does it even make sense with the canon timeline/events? It must be an AU. Please, tell me it's an AU* 🙏🙏
One little silver lining: Mikasa moves the fuck on, has a family, etc. If the Mysterious Husband is really Jean, then congratulations to the shippers! I don't ship them, but good for you in any case. (Although it's getting increasingly obvious that Yams has a thing for one-sided underdeveloped romances... except maybe Armin/Annie.)
I'm also having a lot of fun reading all the comments on Reddit (and I usually loathe the Reddit bros). This shit is hilarious. It's simultaneously the worst and best thing ever. Like, Yams pulled a JK Rowling and Rumbled his own series, and don't even let me start about all the super passive aggressive references to the fandom's unhappiness with Ch139 in the Junior High AU strips GHJLSDGJSKHF
* There’s the huge possibility that the leaks are heavily decontextualized and the whole “Titan Powers AGAIN??/Ymir doesn’t sacrifice herself for her p*do king/Paradis gets nuked” thing is an AU (or better, multiple AUs) that Mikasa sees in the Paths when she talks to the abovementioned Founder. In that case, it’d all make sense. It could even be very interesting! But if it’s not an AU and just the True Ending.......... 🤡🤡🤡🤡
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