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Asking For A Smaller Heart [SPOILERS] by Ansemaru Asking For A Smaller Heart [SPOILERS] by Ansemaru
Three kids who had no choice to become weapons, held back by their very human hearts.
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Fireymoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
This art just breaks my heart T__T so true so true 
blackdragonhuntress Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone else notice the subtle nearly invisible marks on their faces that look like their titan forms?
TakataCheroki Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy sh- YOU'RE RIGHT! :iconshockplz:
SoraLove Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great style and idea!
slick1993 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I can't wait to read their story. I know they did a lot of horrible things, but I can't hate them, especially Annie...This  symbolism is simply perfect
TrueOkamiAmaterasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Writer
I had a choice they were BORN titan shifters, they also can CONTROL when they shift, it's not like: oh doo doo wait what? *randomally shift* no it's not like that they've ALWAYS been bad guys, they CAN control when they shift, they are CONSCIOUS of their decisions in titan form, they merely infiltrated the military...they know what they're doing, beautiful picture but the concept just makes no sense :P
Ansemaru Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Okay, look. I know they are in control of their shifting. Believe me. I'd have to be blind to miss that fact. And I know that they know exactly what they're doing. Which is WHY THEY EXPERIENCE GUILT ABOUT IT. And I'd dispute your argument that they were necessarily born titan shifters. They were born outside of the wall culture, but it is still ambiguous whether they were given the shifting factor like Eren or if it is an inborn trait of theirs. But that's beside the point.

The area where the titan trio had no choice was in terms of the orders they were given. Because they are not, in fact, the ones who sent themselves to destroy the wall and wipe out humanity. There are repeated insinuations that someone above them is the one who gave them the orders to infiltrate the military and bring down the walls. There are also implications that the leverage used to keep them sticking to this mission, regardless of their guilt and internal conflict, is the promise of being allowed to return home. As in /they literally cannot return home without completing this mission/. If that isn't an emotional factor that's compromising their ability to choose not to carry out the mission, I don't know what is.

It's missing the point of the picture and the quote to say that it's about how they ~aren't in control~ when they're titans. The fact that they had no choice but to be weapons is thanks to the orders they're operating under and the coercion related to their home village being withheld by whoever gave these orders.
TrueOkamiAmaterasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student Writer
Oh...that makes sense...I suppose? I don't know I might've not read the manga indepth enough or watched the anime deeply enough but it just seemed like they were being assholes for the purpose of being assholes
aSheepyTrip Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
"Who do you think actually wants to kill people ? Who likes doing something like this ? Who do you think wants to do this ? [...] The time that we were acting like soldiers was enjoyable. It's true that we deceive everyone but not everything was a lie [...] but somebody has to do it. Somebody will have to stain their hands with blood." These are the words of Bertholdt in scan 48. I don't think that's what a dude "being asshole for the purpose of being asshole" would say.
TrueOkamiAmaterasu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Writer
yeah I realized this after awhile, it's their village who are assholes, not them, they're just soldiers being used as pawns
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