Memories of 2013 part 6: Corporal Levi…

Death incarnate

For titans, Death incarnate.

I’ll hazard a guess that most people chancing across this post will initially think that this will be another instance of fangirling over ‘the epitome of cool’…but whilst I did enjoy watching and rewatching some of Levi’s Titan-demolishing scenes, it was an anime-original exposition of his character that really stayed with me. I’m sure anyone who watched it will know what I’m talking about, but for those who don’t, spoilers up to episode 22…


A few viewers thought that this episode tried to drive the point home too many times, layering pain on top of pain. Having been unable to save his team, Levi found himself unable even to bring their bodies back, and unable to say anything to their families that had been cheerily awaiting their return. To me, the gifting of his own memento of Petra to one of his subordinates despite all of this is something that I won’t be able to forget.

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Under that hard exterior, he does feel the loss of those close to him.
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What must he have felt, having to give that memento away?

About karice
MAG fan, translator, and localization project manager. I also love musicals, travel and figure skating!

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