Attack on Titan is a sophisticated collection and it’s by no means thrown extra info on the viewers and in such a compact quantity of time. The anime is within the center of a really intricate maneuver and it fastidiously needs to tease the viewers and mess with their notion of what’s really happening, but it surely doesn’t need to overwhelm them or make this endgame really feel unnecessarily complicated. “A Sound Argument” advantages from the way it doesn’t rush via the exposition, but additionally avoids dragging its ft as Eren and firm wallow of their worry and doubt.
Eren turns into extra belligerent and vehemently opposes Zeke and Kiyomi’s plan, which endangers Historia, however in any other case reduces casualties. Many Eldians are essential and necessary for this plan to work, which doesn’t mesh with the interior narrative that Eren continues to construct in his head that he and he alone is the one succesful of fixing this mess. The Eren from these flashbacks claims that he needs to finish this struggling, however we’ve seen that his plan entails widespread worry, manipulation, and casualties. Present Eren seems to resent anybody that makes an attempt to plot a extra logical resolution to his approach of doing issues. Eren nonetheless views this whole warfare as his story and an issue that he’s uniquely certified to unravel, whereas in actuality it’s already progressed far past this level.
There are some chilling moments the place the Survey Corps proceed to throw Eren below the bus and declare that they don’t even acknowledge him anymore, with Mikasa being his sole defender. She brings up proof that Eren nonetheless cares about them and that he hasn’t utterly modified. That being stated, Eren’s plan nonetheless does appear sinister and his reluctance to “endanger” the 104th Survey Corps might simply as simply be for egocentric causes that Eren hasn’t been utterly forthright about but. Attack on Titan is so thrilling proper now as a result of nobody is in a spot to be trusted. Eren brags about how he’s invincible to some extent, however his pals are getting extra snug with the thought of somebody prematurely consuming him and taking his ego completely out of the equation.
This warfare has characters considering a number of strikes forward of their enemy, however “A Sound Argument” pushes Eren and the remaining of the Eldians to consider many years–if not centuries–into the long run. These troopers are prepared to chop their very own tales quick as a way to protect the futures that they’ve spent their lives preventing for. This generational facet has at all times been a component of Attack on Titan, but it surely’s extra prevalent than ever and it provides an unnerving environment to the proceedings. Beloved characters are able to willingly throw their lives away if it implies that a greater warrior can take over their trigger. At this level I wouldn’t even be stunned if the ultimate episodes of the collection are set fifty or lots of of years later and discover if any of this ache has really executed any good or if Eldia’s descendants are simply as poor off and dwelling in one other, equally damaging, delusion.
On that observe, there’s a disturbing factor of Eldia’s plan that features quickly breeding Historia in order that she’ll have as many royal kids as potential to assist be certain that Paradis Island stays to ensure that at the least fifty years. “A Sound Argument” reveals that that is already in movement and that Historia could be very pregnant, which additionally asks some attention-grabbing questions which have by no means earlier than needed to be thought of, similar to what occurs to the fetus if a pregnant lady turns right into a Titan? It’s tragic that Historia has already accepted her position as a breeding manufacturing unit and safeguard for her folks even when she appears to be at peace with the choice. It’s simply one other instance of the avalanche of horrors that this warfare has triggered.