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Two Tone Shoes
Jan 2, 2009

All that's missing is the ring.


Atleast he had the ol trope of ominous experiments to fall back on.

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Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

Don't Blink


Nasgate posted:

Except our protagonist doesn't get better, just angrier. His refusal to stop fighting is also on par with the black knight from Monty Python.

He's already lost more limbs than the black knight.

SirDan3k
Jan 6, 2001

Trust me, you are taking this a lot more seriously then I am.


Nasgate posted:

Except our protagonist doesn't get better, just angrier. His refusal to stop fighting is also on par with the black knight from Monty Python.

So far. I think it's too early to say that's the trend I mean he's had all of what three real battles as a titian?

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Yeah, all he really needs is some kung-fu training. It wouldn't take much to justify him getting better.

Schubalts
Nov 25, 2007

People say bigger is better.

But for the first time in my life, I think I've gone too far.


Eren is already one of the best trainees at hand-to-hand fighting, it's just that Annie was the best at it and has a lot more experience with a Titan body.

Rakugoon
Jul 30, 2010

by Y Kant Ozma Post


I do like that the "determination to fight for your friends" angle, which is usually stupid as poo poo, is replaced with absolute hatred brought by a cruel and uncaring world. It gives the fights a lot more character than they would have if he was just getting back up not to lose, or to protect people, or some other boring poo poo.

Cao Ni Ma
May 25, 2010


Sindai posted:

Yeah, all he really needs is some kung-fu training. It wouldn't take much to justify him getting better.

I dont think martial arts training will do anything to Eren right now while he's in titan form. He seems to blank out and just go primal on whoever he considers the target.

Also Mikasa's line that inspired Eren was something Eren said to her when they were kids. Well part of what he said, he went something like "Cruel and beautiful place". I guess there is no more beauty, just cruelty

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


Cao Ni Ma posted:

I dont think martial arts training will do anything to Eren right now while he's in titan form. He seems to blank out and just go primal on whoever he considers the target.

Also Mikasa's line that inspired Eren was something Eren said to her when they were kids. Well part of what he said, he went something like "Cruel and beautiful place". I guess there is no more beauty, just cruelty

Nah, even when he is berserk he still uses basic hand to hand skills. He needs to completely internalize martial arts so that he always does it unconsciously. It is something that would make him a better fighter as a titan but not more difficult to put down with 3d gears.

Kung Food
Dec 11, 2006

PORN WIZARD

Sindai posted:

Yeah, all he really needs is some kung-fu training. It wouldn't take much to justify him getting better.
Dear god no. The last thing I want to see is Crane style titan stance or something equally stupid. The fact that Eren actually boxes over some sort of twirly Naruto nonsense is infinitely cooler.

cooldude2.0
Oct 12, 2004


Grimey Drawer

Yeah, that would be seriously obnoxious.

He needs to use capoeira.

Mo_Steel
Mar 7, 2008

Let's Clock Into The Sunset Together



Fun Shoe

I feel like you're all close, but off the mark. It's obvious he should be doing pro wrestling moves when fighting other titans. Power bombs, flying elbows, hitting one of them over the head with a giant chair, clotheslines, the works.

e: vvv Intro song chosen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6rDWqjnW7w

Mo_Steel fucked around with this message at 17:21 on May 22, 2012

lil baby anime
Nov 6, 2009



Mo_Steel posted:

I feel like you're all close, but off the mark. It's obvious he should be doing pro wrestling moves when fighting other titans. Power bombs, flying elbows, hitting one of them over the head with a giant chair, clotheslines, the works.

WWE style entrances every time he transforms too.

Nilbop
Jun 5, 2004

Looks like someone forgot his hardhat...


Frome posted:

WWE style entrances every time he transforms too.

I'm going to imagine Titan-Eren walking in to "If You Smell What The Rock Is Cookin'" while stopping, breaking off to walk in a different direction for a few seconds, looking expectantly at the madly marking out giants, and then repeating the same thing in a different direction three different times.

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


I'm just imagining him performing a kinniku driver, or even better, a Palo Special.

Simstim
Mar 16, 2005

You just gave me a great idea buddy.

Nilbop posted:

I'm going to imagine Titan-Eren walking in to "If You Smell What The Rock Is Cookin'" while stopping, breaking off to walk in a different direction for a few seconds, looking expectantly at the madly marking out giants, and then repeating the same thing in a different direction three different times.

And when he wins he can pull one of these

i flunked out
Jun 21, 2009

Surfin PooSA


Well this comic owns.

Nilbop
Jun 5, 2004

Looks like someone forgot his hardhat...


Simstim posted:

And when he wins he can pull one of these



Jesus there is basically 0 chance Paul Levesque isn't juiced to hell isn't there.

dis astranagant
Dec 14, 2006



Nilbop posted:

Jesus there is basically 0 chance Paul Levesque anyone in WWE isn't juiced to hell isn't there.

Kusaru
Dec 20, 2006


I'm a Bro-ny!


Soiled Meat

Ch. 34

And Volume 1 comes out in the US on Tuesday the 19th.

Edit: I never expected the religious group to end up being the least bit relevant.

Kusaru fucked around with this message at 16:56 on Jun 10, 2012

Nilbop
Jun 5, 2004

Looks like someone forgot his hardhat...


Kusaru posted:

Ch. 34

And Volume 1 comes out in the US on Tuesday the 19th.

Edit: I never expected the religious group to end up being the least bit relevant.

If you come across a religious group in fiction they will

1) be evil
2+) ???

hackbunny
Jul 22, 2007



Totally called it: the walls are full of giants, it was the only logical explanation. Or at least, it's what a character thinks: it may turn out to be wrong, but it's logical, and there wasn't a big scene of her explaining why (but I could have done without the monologue...). This is why I loving love this comic

Wili
Apr 7, 2010

ppppbbbbtttthhhhhhttppp!


Wow, Zoe is unexpectedly hardcore.

The church guys may not be necessarily evil. If they just used the titans to build the walls like Armin assumes and where hiding the truth only to avoid widespread panic. Of course, now it's only a matter of time before some rear end in a top hat goes around making holes in some wall and we get a full wall collapse plus assault of several hundreds of colosal titans.

Now we have a group of smallish titans vs the scouting legion and the rookies we haven't seen in some time, so I hope we are getting a rest from all the despair and going for some thrilling but ultimately safe badassness. With some plot twist regarding the direction the titans came from.

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!

Wili posted:

Now we have a group of smallish titans vs the scouting legion and the rookies we haven't seen in some time, so I hope we are getting a rest from all the despair and going for some thrilling but ultimately safe badassness. With some plot twist regarding the direction the titans came from.

Yeah no these guys are screwed.

I can't imagine how they managed to get that many titans to lay still long enough to build around them. Annie had some control over the titans in the forest, so it could be they've had the ability for a good century.

Or, the titans in the wall were man-made titans.

Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000





I was impressed that the evil church is apparently not evil. That priest, who we already knew to be a corrupt wanker, a general jerk, and is apparently also a huge drunk, was literally willing to die to preserve the secret of the wall despite his lack of true belief and conviction. Thats impressive. Furthermore, he felt the need to reassure the Scouts that the church had a good reason for keeping this secret, but rather than using that as a chip to save himself, he immediately reaffirmed that he was ready to be killed for it.

I wonder what the hell happened to Wall Rose. A wall being brought down offscreen was not something I expected,

Vincent Valentine
Feb 28, 2006

Murdertime



TheHan posted:

Yeah no these guys are screwed.

I can't imagine how they managed to get that many titans to lay still long enough to build around them. Annie had some control over the titans in the forest, so it could be they've had the ability for a good century.

Or, the titans in the wall were man-made titans.


Like Armin says, they may be there voluntarily.

Don't forget, Eren is a titan and is happily helping Humanity survive against the titans by using his titan forum. It's entirely possible that those Titans are humans that became a living wall(using their regeneration powers and whatever) to keep out other titans to save humanity in the same way Eren is. The book even says the walls seem to not have any grooves or grout and are just one solid chunk of stone. Seems pretty plausible to me.

The church even uses a ton of wall symbolism in its prayer and preaching. Seems to me like the church knows what the deal is, and is trying to honor the people who sacrificed themselves to be the wall by keeping the memory alive.

Vincent Valentine fucked around with this message at 21:55 on Jun 10, 2012

Panzerschwein
May 7, 2009

sboobs


It makes me wonder if maybe Eren's dad could have been creating new Titans in order to build new walls.

RipVTide
Jul 28, 2002

Run you jerk with an EYE FOR QUALITY you! Run!

Nap Ghost

Vincent Valentine posted:


The church even uses a ton of wall symbolism in its prayer and preaching. Seems to me like the church knows what the deal is, and is trying to honor the people who sacrificed themselves to be the wall by keeping the memory alive.


Yeah, the linking of the arms sequence especially seems to point toward this.

Shugojin
Sep 6, 2007

THE TAIL THAT BURNS TWICE AS BRIGHT...




Panzerschwein posted:

It makes me wonder if maybe Eren's dad could have been creating new Titans in order to build new walls.

Oh, I like that one.

But seriously I just caught up on the last year or so of this and

Lepecard
May 19, 2009


Soiled Meat

You know what I really want to see show up in this series?

Combo-titans!

It seems like a possibility.

TTBF
Sep 14, 2005






This link is no longer working. Does anyone have an alternative?

Elysiume
Aug 13, 2009

Alone, she fights.


TTBF posted:

This link is no longer working. Does anyone have an alternative?
Chapter 34

TTBF
Sep 14, 2005






Thanks.

I'm confused - is Wall Rose the one that's already been breached, or did the 2nd wall get breached off screen? That sort of doesn't make sense, since the event happened two days before the Annie incident, and you'd think someone would have heard about it by then.

Soulcleaver
Sep 25, 2007

Murderer

Never mind the giants; humanity is going to be destroyed by its own selfish infighting stupidity, isn't it?

trucutru
Jul 9, 2003

Invoking fairy dust is not a crime.


Soulcleaver posted:

Never mind the giants; humanity is going to be destroyed by its own selfish infighting stupidity, isn't it?

Well, that's a common theme in zombie titan-related media. It is much more interesting to have the real danger be something else besides the scary monsters

Nilbop
Jun 5, 2004

Looks like someone forgot his hardhat...


Panzerschwein posted:

It makes me wonder if maybe Eren's dad could have been creating new Titans in order to build new walls.

That seems rather unnecessary when you can just ... make new walls.

Cathair
Jan 7, 2008


Nilbop posted:

That seems rather unnecessary when you can just ... make new walls.

What, spend months or years doing large-scale masonry out in titan-infested territory? Or you could use human-piloted titans to make a wall, getting it done quickly and without interference from non-piloted titans.

I always wondered how they could've held the titans at bay long enough to build such massive walls, during the initial titan apocalypse. Now it makes sense! This author seems determined to leave as few plot holes as possible, and that's really cool.

hackbunny
Jul 22, 2007



Lepecard posted:

You know what I really want to see show up in this series?

Combo-titans!

It seems like a possibility.

It could be awesome, that was the second best twist in Parasyte

Schubalts
Nov 25, 2007

People say bigger is better.

But for the first time in my life, I think I've gone too far.


TTBF posted:

I'm confused - is Wall Rose the one that's already been breached, or did the 2nd wall get breached off screen? That sort of doesn't make sense, since the event happened two days before the Annie incident, and you'd think someone would have heard about it by then.

Remember, they don't have telephones or radios or anything like that. They have to use physical messengers. If everyone at Wall Rose really is dead, then there'd be no way of knowing without sending someone there directly, Rose not sending representatives to meetings, or seeing a horde of titans coming from its direction. And with that many titans coming from Rose's direction, it's unlikely that anybody would make it from Rose to the central district with the news.

The walls are also unknown miles apart, and horses are the fastest method of travel. The guy that barged into the meeting was the guy sent from the little outpost, riding the fastest horse they had, and it still took him two days to get back to the central district.

Captain Invictus
Apr 5, 2005


Clever Betty

hackbunny posted:

It could be awesome, that was the second best twist in ffffffffffffffffff
This is a really lovely way to spoiler tag something, you know.

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RatHat
Dec 31, 2007


^^^^^ It's pretty heavily implied 3 chapters in.

hackbunny posted:

It could be awesome, that was the second best twist in Parasyte

This is pretty good, thanks for the recommendation.

EDIT: Ended terribly.

RatHat fucked around with this message at 05:53 on Jun 12, 2012

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