Attack on Titan #20 & #21: Clash of the Titans

Screenshot - 9_9_2013 , 1_49_28 PMYes, Yes, YESYESYESYESYES

FUCK YES!!!

What? I’m just excited to see two Shifter Titans face off. Unless you’re thinking I was ecstatic to see Titan Sex…

Episode 20: With the Female Titan under captivity, the Survey Corps can now move to dissect it and learn her identity, as per Erwin’s idea. However, the other members aren’t too pleased that they were out of the loop. Mostly because of the possibility that there could be a spy among them. The same spy that killed Sawney and Bean.

Meanwhile, as Survey Corps members try to cut the Female Titan’s tendons, they learn that she can harden her skin to protect certain vulnerable areas. Erwin then moves to have the Corps use explosives to remove her wrists. Just then, the Female Titan lets out a massive scream, which calls forth a swarm of Titans to devour the Female Titan.

Although the Female Titan was eater, the person inside wasn’t, as Erwin suspects. It turns out the enemy is among them after all, camouflaged as a member of the Survey Corps…

Yeah, I think everybody already knows who's the Female Titan.  Most people are thinking that it could be anybody at this point.

Yeah, I think everybody already knows who’s the Female Titan. Most people are thinking that it could be anybody at this point.

Episode 21: It turns out that the Female Titan-shifter is in a different class than Eren, as she can still move her body after losing her Titan form. Armin deduces that whomever saw Eren Titan-shift for the first time during the Battle of Trost might be the Female Titan-shifter.

Meanwhile, the Female Titan-shifter transforms and pursues Eren. Oluo, Eldo, and Petra move to attack the Female Titan and succeed in slashing out her eyes and her arm muscles to keep them away from the back of her neck. At first, Eren is amazed at their skill and places his trust in them. However…

Things go to Hell instantly as it turns out the Female Titan can prioritize her healing ability to accelerate a certain wounded part’s healing. In her case, the right eye. The three Survey Corps members are killed almost effortlessly.

In a total fit of rage, believing that him trusting in the abilities of others cost them their lives, Eren confronts the Female Titan, transforming into Rogue Titan. What follows is one of the best fight to come out of this whole series, hands down. ┬ácan’t even describe it here. You just have to see the episode yourself. Then the Female Titan makes an attack, which decapitates the Rogue Titan…

Yikes. That's a face only a mother could love. Wait, I take that back. No mother could ever love that face.

Yikes. That’s a face only a mother could love.
Wait, I take that back. No mother could ever love that face.

…and then it chews Eren out of its body. Mikasa comes it to see her take Eren and gives chase. The episode closes with Levi joining her on the chase.

So it’s pretty obvious to anyone paying attention to the hints who the Female Titan-shifter is at this point. Right now, they’re just drawing it out to make the reveal more obvious and less dramatic. The only question is when they’re actually going to spit it out and whether if I’ll be genuinely surprised when the reveal occurs.

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