The sad part is that this is not true …
Warning: Spoiler Alert!
Shingeki no Kyojin, also known as Attack on Titan, says goodbye to fans after more than a decade of a brutal fight for freedom. With the publication of the manga’s penultimate chapter, Eren and Mikasa’s fate is already sealed, but Hajime Isayama was keen to show that things could be different. (via CB)
A false happy ending
In Chapter 138, “Paradise Democrática”, Eren awakens a new version of the attacking Titan in a desperate attempt to put his plan to destroy Earth into action.
Mikasa knows that the only way to stop Eren would be to kill his friend, but just thinking about the idea makes her desperate. Lacking a moment of peace, she closes her eyes and imagines an alternate universe where things don’t need to end like this.
In this ideal world, she managed to escape with Eren all this military drama, the Marley Nation and the two live peacefully in a secluded cabin. Eren’s body would eventually give way due to the use of the Attack Titan, but that’s okay. It would be a sad but peaceful ending.
Only that’s not the end of this story. Moments later, Mikasa wakes up with complete certainty of what to do. Determined, she walks towards the Attack Titan, determined to end this story.
Alternative theory of the universe
Aside from the super awkward moment between Eren and Mikasa in this hopeful dream, fans couldn’t help but notice some similarities to the manga’s very first chapter.
In Chapter 1, Eren is suddenly awakened by Mikasa. Without any memory of his dream, the boy cries and we never knew why. But now that we’ve seen a very similar sequence through Mikasa’s eyes, the question arises: what will the real reality be?
It’s possible that when Mikasa closes her eyes in Chapter 138, she didn’t think of an alternative, but was awakened from a senseless nightmare.
The whole story we recently followed in Shingeki no Kyojin may have been the result of Mikasa’s dream and that’s why she wakes up crying. Perhaps all of the bittersweet reality we see briefly in this new chapter is this dream that made Eren cry from the start.
So the two parallel universes would be equally valid and it would be up to us, the fans, to choose what we like the most.
Despite an interesting possibility, it is more likely that the author referred to the beginning of the story only as a way to close the cycle of Eren and Mikasa, prompting readers to think about how the characters have changed in the past. during this trip.
But what about you, what do you think of the outcome of Shingeki no Kyojin? Be sure to comment!