We have a saying, my people. “Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve first extended it.”
"Founding Fathers were Terrorists" says Obama Government
Why is Levi so awesome?
All right, so I got obsessed with Attack on Titan very recently. Thought Levi was the coolest thing in the universe, and have quickly realized that I am far from alone in that opinion. Because I am interested in why certain kinds of storytelling work or don’t work, I am now going to analyze why he is so awesome.
The short version: ~contradictions~
We can all think of certain character types that we’ve seen multiple times. Heck, just look at AoT. We’ve got the super determined, passionate shounen hero in Eren. We’ve got the mysterious, icy type in Mikasa. Armin is the smart one (though he has some of his own more interesting aspects).
Starting at the surface level, Levi ridiculously short but ridiculously powerful. That alone makes him immediately intriguing. We instantly want to know how this little guy got so strong.
His personality is more important of course. If we were going to pick an archetype to fit him in, he’s probably be a Badass Punk. He’s rude, violent, and questions authority, and his manner is unemotional and cold.
This is not the sort of character type that typically works well with others. They’re usually the type that has to learn the power of friendship or love or both.
Levi, on the other hand, despite all expectations, knows how to relate to people. He is in a leadership position, and acts like it. In the first scene he appears in, he is able to be comfort to his dying subordinate, and clearly cares a great deal about his sacrifice. Very often he knows exactly the right thing to say, despite his icy appearance.
Then there’s the cleanliness thing. It’s small and silly, but a quirk increases his relatability. His other characteristics make him almost larger than life (…well…maybe not physically). Being a neat freak is human, normal, and unexpected given his other traits.
I JUST LOVE HIM SO MUCH OMG
I hope I can create a character half as cool as him some day.
none of your mythological faves were even remotely straight like welcome 2 the real world jackass hercules had a fuckton of anal sex
People believe what they choose to.it’s literally not a matter of belief there is literally a vase with a painting of zeus fucking his cupbearer ganymede while ganymede is holding a dildo like u can’t just not believe in thousand year old pottery
I love how the whole “babies from bone marrow” thing is making people go “this makes men unnecessary” and men are getting so upset
it’s really fucking annoying to be deemed unnecessary and reduced to something like whether or not you can procreate
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Queer folks: “We want more allies to speak up for queer folks!”
*Macklemore makes a #1 hit about queer love and some of the struggles we face*
Queer folks: “How dare an ally tell *our* stories! He just selfishly wants to profit from them!”