And here we have Eren Yeager vowing to kill off an entire race of monsters at age 10.
they bit his mom in half and destroyed everything he ever knew right in front of his own eyes so
okay time for a personal headcanon:
im honestly a firm believer that eren has ptsd. hence his nightmares, flashbacks, sudden anxiety attacks (im not sure exactly if thats the right wording), his constant anger, avoiding things he used to like to do, stuff like that. and personally i feel like it might just get worse as the series goes on.
im crying so much this fucking anime is so fucking sad
they would all likely have forms of ptsd.
the saddest part about this series is that considering the lengths that isayama goes to to properly convey exactly how hopeless it feels to be pitted against a foe such as a single titan — even their strongest soldiers are not invincible, even they can be bested, even they can be terrified — even if eren and the others do survive the entire ordeal and eradicate the titans and regain their freedom, they will never really move on.
their fallen comrades, survivor’s guilt, flashbacks, they’ll all haunt them for the rest of their lives. though i like to think that they’ll still find happiness in simpler lives, the weight of their trauma would be unimaginable. some may not be able to handle why they lived while their friends didn’t, some may believe they can be reunited with the loved ones they lost, some may just not be able to cope with the stress of reliving their terror in the absence of any actual danger.
people like eren might feel they have to live lest they put to waste the life that so many died to create. in the end, when he’s grown older, when he’s tired physically and emotionally, when he’s seen what he’d always dreamt of seeing and his fury has disappeared, i wonder what will be left of a boy forced to grow up too soon but a man who never really lived at all.
started from the bottom and i was somehow able to get lower