From new additions to the ODM gear to Eren’s newly developed titan abilities. The new episodes of AOT have been tremendously captivating and have laid the groundwork for the upcoming episodes to be 100% mindblowing.
Attack on titan season 3 starts off with a strategic situation quite akin to a chess board with one side having Commander Erwin Smith and the other side having the surprisingly intelligent and strong Beast titan. There is no question as to what these beings are after. They want Eren, for his titan controlling ability is unparalleled and is a force to be reckoned with.
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What struck awe in me in these newer episodes is an addition to the gears called thunder spears which are essentially controlled RPGs that can exude enough force to break the armoured titans hardening. There were elements to characters which added more to the plot too, Captain Levi, aka God of Speed and Precision as I like to call him, seemed more fallible and it felt like he was no longer just another character protected by the plot armor. Commander Erwin Smith was unpredictable as ever, giving Armin a wing of his division to control. This gave Armin alot of room to improve as a character because I have always felt that this character was quite underwhelmed despite him being one of the more intelligent ones in the story.
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And, there is the matter of Eren’s annoying whiny undertones. Although it makes him look weaker despite him holding one of the greatest powers in the world of AOT. The way this is achieved does feel forced and I wish the writers had chosen a better way of achieving this effect. Although I admit, maybe having the entire fate of humanity resting on your shoulder does seem a bit overwhelming and he might just be buckling under all that responsibility.
The initial impressions have been undoubtedly great, and AOT has met the demand for the “oomph” that its audience craves for. Its a must watch!
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