Think of the Marleyans  – Attack on Titan S4 Ep 23 Review 

As freedom looms over the horizon, Armin Arlert takes the Eldian population back 2000 years. This is a review for Attack on Titan the Final Season Episode 82.

Check out our previous episode review here

Warning: this review contains manga spoilers.  

Even if we do get an AOE, if you don’t want to know manga spoilers concerning these next few chapters, come back and read this review in a few weeks.

 Man, I am trying to be nice…but King Floch is the only saving grace for me in these past two episodes. 

Because if I can be real, and give you my honest, unadulterated thoughts without the brain dead, virtue-signaling fanatics overtaking me and my personal opinions – I absolutely 100% do not give a damn about Annie. 

I don’t care about Armin. 

I don’t care about Mikasa. 

I don’t care about Gabi. 

I don’t care about Pieck. 

And I definitely do not care about old man Keith Shadis. 

I absolutely have no problems with Reiner or Falco, but at the end of the day…they will remain loyal to Marley. And since I want to see Paradis Island succeed…they have to go. It is as simple as that. 

If you read my SnK manga reviews, you would also know that I don’t really care for Hange or Levi. 

Hange acknowledged the problem Paradis faced, refused to take action, sat on her hands and then deciding to ultimately leave everything to fate – naming Armin commander before committing suicide.  

But, even in the anime, Hange’s death was foreshadowed

Hange points a gun at her own head. Attack on Titan the Final Season Episode 68
Hange points a gun at her own head. Attack on Titan the Final Season Episode 68

At my core I really can’t blame her, but I also can’t condone her actions. 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but was Annie also half-Eldian in the manga canon? And wasn’t Mr. Leonhart not even an Eldian?  

The way the subs read, it made it seem like Mr. Leonhart was a foreigner who happened to have a tiny bit of Eldian blood and wound up in a camp (almost like Udo). 

Like…my brain physically hurts while writing this. 

I didn’t even write last week’s episode review yet – because I can’t believe I’m witnessing the part of the manga where I consider everyone has taken stupid pills is animated and many people (ending defenders, anime-only, etc.) are cheering it on. 

Is it the constant virtue signaling? Is it peer pressure? Or, have people really lost cognitive function in their brain to think for themselves, and express their opinions articulately? 

This is not me shaming, or bashing anybody for their personal beliefs – please, think what you want. Express your own opinions. But for the love of Ymir, stop going along with the crowd if you actually do not agree with the mob rule’s sentiment. 

I firmly believe we are getting an Anime Original Ending, but these chapters that will be adapted leading up to The Alliance of Good Eldian’s formation are painful to watch. 

Aside from last week’s faux pas, now we have Armin actively trying to stop Connie because he doesn’t want to “upset Gabi”. 

Gabi, who shot Sasha. 

Gabi, who bludgeoned an innocent guard to death with a brick. 

Gabi, who tried to murder Kaya. 

Gabi, who is only “playing nice” because she wants to get Falco and leave. 

And I get it, I really do – undoing brainwashing takes time.  

Being a ‘good Eldian’ was Gabi’s whole personality, and like Annie remarks – killing people was how they received praise. They weren’t taught it was wrong – okay, that’s fine. 

But if entire groups of people share the Marleyan warrior ideology – why on earth should Eren save them? 

Karina Braun literally refers to Eren coming as “the Island Devils” attacking.  

In Reiner’s backstory episode, she literally mentions feeling resentment for a perceived slight by the King of the Walls “leaving them behind” on Marley to suffer. 

It hasn’t been revealed yet in the anime, but remember in chapter 123 when even the Marleyans who advocated for Eldians wanted to protect the ones on the continent, but still considered the Eldians on the island enemies? 

Although the Eldians on Paradis and the Eldians around the world share the same blood, they are not the same people anymore. It’s best to just let them go, and focus on the island – which is why Eren is protecting the home that bore and raised him. 

Plus, the volunteers brought over tons of titan serum. 

So… why on earth is Armin focused on winning Falco, Gabi, Pieck, and Reiner over? 

In the manga the entire island was already supporting Eren, and the Yeagerist. 

Eren controlled the island. Yes, people were upset with the rumbling walls killing innocents, and it is sad – but they are essentially safe on the island now. 

So…why on earth would Armin be worried about titan politics when Eldia literally holds all of the cards? 

The Warriors are trapped on an island surrounded by water. What are they going to do, turn into titans and fight the entire population?  

We saw how efficient the Survey Corps is…this isn’t season one anymore. 

Really, what power do the warriors currently have, if Armin, Mikasa, Jean, Connie, Shadis, Hange, and Levi don’t give them any? 

I’m going to wrap this up here, because the stupidity is too much for me to handle. 

Loved the scene of Floch especially mentioning that Eren told him his plan 10 months ago – and Historia is exactly 10 months pregnant – meaning Eren told the two people he trusted in the world – Historia and Floch – his plan over his “real friends” who would not support it either way. 

But, tell me your thoughts? 

Is Armin’s concern over the Warrior’s feelings justified amidst the rumbling? 

And, does Armin’s sentiment toward the Eldians from Marley have anything to do with his feelings for Annie? 

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