Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83

A Hero to Be Proud Of

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83 is the episode in which all of our heroes come together to save the world. Connie Springer is the only one who really needs to be convinced to put his own desires aside for the good of the world.

Sure, Magath and Pieck probably needed some level of convincing, as did Annie, I’m sure. But, my assumption is that they all pretty well understood the stakes. All three of them want to save people who are back in Marley. So it shouldn’t have taken too much convincing to get them to agree to help.

Connie is different because he’s the one who doesn’t care about anyone outside of Paradis. He only cares about saving his mother.

Armin preparing to sacrifice himself from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83
Armin preparing to sacrifice himself

Now, you may be asking yourself, “Why can’t Connie save both his mother and the rest of the world? Why does it have to be one or the other?” That’s a good question. Armin actually already answered this in Episode 82, though.

As Armin previously explained, the Marleyans (Magath, Pieck, Gabi, and Reiner) won’t team up with the Paradis Eldians if Falco is sacrificed. Falco being fed to Connie’s mom would be a dealbreaker — especially for Gabi and Reiner. And considering Reiner is one of the Titan Shifters, they don’t want to lose his allegiance.

I also really liked how Armin handled this whole situation. His gamble that Connie would stop him from sacrificing himself is something Erwin would have done. Armin’s always negatively comparing himself to Erwin. But in reality, he’s developed into a leader just like Erwin — even if he isn’t actually the leader.

Jean and Onyankopon

The Paradis Eldians and Warriors of Marley coming together to achieve a shared goal is pretty important. But let’s not forget that there are others in this alliance, as well. Specifically, I’m referring to Onyankopon. He’s not an Eldian nor a Marleyan.

And, for anyone who was thinking that Onyankopon was really going to be killed by Jean in this episode, consider what Onyankopon represents in the story. Onyankopon is the hope that one day people of all races and backgrounds can live together in peace. I’m not saying he’s unkillable in the story because of that. But there’s no way Jean would do it.

Last week, I explained how Jean is basically the self-insert character for the viewer. It would go completely against everything Jean stands for if he killed Onyankopon. Now, if it was Floch who was aiming his gun at Onyankopon, things could have been different.

Jeanne reflecting on those turned into titans from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83
Jeanne reflecting on those turned into titans

Floch is basically an alternate version of Jean. He’s what Jean could have become if things had turned out differently. He’s the Jean who was radicalized against the rest of the world; the Jean who stayed within the walls and never met different kinds of people.

Moving on to after Jean rescues Onyankopon with the help of Pieck and the gang, we get the scene of Jean and Onyankopon in the river. When asked why he didn’t side with the Yeagerists, Jean replies that the “ashy bones” would never forgive him if he did that.

What does Jean mean by this? Well, he’s referring to all his comrades — including Pyxis — who were turned into titans by Zeke and then killed by himself and the other remaining soldiers. Remember, when titans die, their bones turn to ash.

Saving the World

At the end of Episode 83, Reiner is recruited as the final member of the resistance. Technically, we didn’t see him agree to join. But considering Annie, Gabi, and Falco are telling him to, do you really think he’s going to decline? This is also his chance to redeem himself for all the terrible things he’s done.

Now, what’s still unclear is exactly how this rag-tag team plans to save the world. That would involve stopping Eren and the Rumbling. Do they think they can talk Eren out of it? Do they think they can bypass Eren and stop the Rumbling without dealing with him? Or, do they think they can kill him?

Even with the Colossal, Armored, Female, Jaw, and Cart Titans, they’re going to have a hard time achieving any of those things. Eren has the Founding, Attack, and Warhammer Titans under his control. Oh, and he has an army of wall titans which are only slightly smaller than the Colossal Titan.

Mikasa, Connie, Armin, Annie, Gabi, and Falco recruiting Reiner from the anime series Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2 Episode 83
Mikasa, Connie, Armin, Annie, Gabi, and Falco recruiting Reiner

What makes even less sense to me, though, is what Levi plans to do. He clearly stated to Magath and Pieck that his goal is to kill the Beast Titan — Zeke. But, as far as I can tell, there are two major problems standing between Levi and that Goal.

The first is Levi’s current condition. He’s in no condition to fight. At best, he could probably blow himself up just as Zeke did to him. And, for all we know, maybe that’s exactly what Levi’s planning to do. Zeke was the one who killed Erwin, so I could definitely see Levi sacrificing himself for revenge.

However, the other issue is that I’m pretty sure Zeke is basically dead. Maybe you forgot, but he was hit with a few anti-titan artillery shells. And after that, he was at ground-zero for Eren’s transformation into the Founding Titan. We haven’t seen Zeke since then (outside of Paths).

I guess you could say Eren now has the Beast Titan and so Levi’s going to blow himself up along with Eren to kill the Beast Titan and save the day. That could work.

Conclusion

What do you think of Attack on Titan Episode 83? Did you like how Armin handled the Connie situation? Are Jean and Onyankopon best friends now? And how do you think our group of heroes is going to save the world? Let me know in the comments.

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