Shingeki no Kyojin episode 7: Eren the Titan

Shingeki no Kyojin eren titan

Alright, I never read the manga, I was never spoiled the story either, but this episode revealed enough that I think I have a breakthrough with my understanding of the show with what we have so far, however what follows is all speculation. This episode we witnessed a Titan who was killing other Titans and it was far more than obvious that the Titan was either Eren or a reincarnation of Eren. Now in the past I would have said that Eren had a special gene which allowed him to transform into a Titan and survive being eaten, but I now have a more interesting theory for this episode.

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Titans can’t reproduce, they don’t have to eat, they act like mindless sheep and they eat humans and only humans. What if Titans were a form of zombie? Yet a good kind of zombie. I feel like the Titans might be man’s transcendence; they are the ultimate form of man. Each time someone is eaten by a Titan, that person will be reborn as a Titan somewhere else. Titans only wants to eat humans to have them join their ranks and be enlightened too, they therefore act a lot like zombies in the way that they are an endless mass of creatures with no purpose but to have humans join them. Another important factor is that while most Titans are quite regular and mindless, there seems to be some who are abnormal. We already saw quite the load of abnormal Titans, but it was the first time we saw one with the personality of a character we knew about.

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Now here is the most important part of my theory. I don’t know if you remember that in the past Eren frequently referred to the rest of humanity as caged sheep waiting to be eaten. What if humanity really were but sheep in the end? What if their personalities were so weak that when they transcended they would all act similar enough that they would be difficult to differentiate the one from the other? What if most Titans act so dumb and similarly because the humans who were eaten were only following what everyone asked of them anyway? If this is true, it would also explain the abnormal Titans. Those would simply be the result of weird people with strong personalities being eaten by a Titan. This theory would explain why Eren’s personality would appear in Titanic form and it would explain why he is killing other Titans even if he became one himself; even in death he refuses to let go of his drive and his dream.

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The only part where my theory fails, is that it does not explain how Eren will return to be human. Even after coming with such a theory I am convinced that Eren will return to his human form once again; after all there is no way the producers spent that much money on such a great opening only to have it become useless because the main character isn’t human anymore. Will Eren return human because of the injection his father gave him? Or will Eren return human because he violated some Titan’s code or something? I am uncertain but I have a strong feeling like next episode will be the episode where enough information will be out to let us, for once, understand what the hell is going on with this show.

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I am absolutely pumped about Shingeki no Kyojin and I just cannot wait to learn more about the many mysteries of the show.

ZeroGhj signing off

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4 Responses to Shingeki no Kyojin episode 7: Eren the Titan

  1. MoonHermit says:

    Oh, yes. Episode 8 will most likely have some of the answers you’re looking for; or, well, it will probably end with a cliffhanger that teases you WITH the answers, but still. With the ending scene of that episode, if it’s what I imagine it’ll be (don’t know if it will make it, though), you’ll probably be able to figure out some more of the plot.

    And this is just the beginning. If the anime continues at this pace, you’re in for one hell of a cliffhanger at the end of the season.

    It’s gonna be nuts.

    • Zeroghj says:

      I hate cliffhangers, but at the same time Shingeki no Kyojin is already so good that I guess I can tolerate it. Good shows have a tendency to always end every single episode in a cliffhanger, makes me wish I could have the patience to wait for everything to be released before watching it, instead of looking at only 30 minutes each week.

      I could easily see myself watch the whole 25 episodes of Shingeki no Kyojin in a single weekend. I wouldn’t even be surprised if there was a second season of 25 episodes, the show obviously has a lot of content and the universe never seem to stop being interesting.

      I can’t wait to get more answer on what is going on !

  2. braham says:

    not gonna spoil you but I will say this if you think the anime is confusing well you certainly will love the manga.

    and side note the anime also added a few filler scenes.

    but yeah next episode will give you some answers…and at the same time open up new ones xP

    • Zeroghj says:

      I haven’t found the anime to be confusing, but I haven’t read the manga either to compare either.

      I’m looking forward to next episode, answers are answers, no matter how many more question they bring to the table.

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