New theories and meta at 11:00.
Oh, good. Please don’t kill me. ♥
I’m pretty sure that Mike is dead, although.. is he the only one we never see actually die? Sure, we don’t see Marco die either, and I know that some believe that it’s that other guy that Jean finds, but I’m pretty sure that Jean was close enough with Marco to be able to recognize his face, even in that state.
We’re sure that all the others who died are dead because we get to see them die. But we only get to see Mike struggle, don’t we? I still believe that he’s dead, though, that was just an observation.
However, as said before, his death might be brought up by the golden trio later on in the manga. Remember how long it took for Eren to find out that Marco was dead, for example. So maybe they just don’t know it yet.
It’ll be interesting to find out though. And I hope they eventually will bring it up.
Yeah, Marco’s dead for sure because his corpse is found. (Theories aside, he’s still easily enough recognized by Jean. And he’s wearing the uniform and everything. That’d be one helluva sneaky conspiracy to find another dude, get him in the uniform, and then kill him—which is what would have to happened for Marco to be alive.)
That said, I don’t think a corpse will be found for Mike. We see a lot of people die, or in the process of dying. For example, Gelgar may not have been dead before the camera panned up to the top of the tower, and Nanaba definitely isn’t dead (she seems to be still struggling). Personally I think Gelgar’s head wound had already allowed him to pass out, but Nanaba’s about to die because her femoral artery has been severed, so even if the titans don’t eat her, well, she’ll bleed to death within five minutes easy.Unless somehow the titan’s teeth are hot enough to cauterize the artery, which is such a cracked theory I can’t quite wrap my mind around it.
I mean, theories aside we’re still pretty sure that Gelgar and Nanaba are dead, even though we don’t see them actually dead. Marco: we had a corpse. Hannes: we see his spinal cord. Levi’s squad: we see ripped in half/torn apart/dead and staring into space. So it’s like Mike is the first guy who just never really came back that we’ve seen, but we know from Ilse Langnar that it happens to other people, too. Of course, the last time we see Mike, it’s basically hopeless for him—he’s crying because he’s so afraid or horrified or whatever. He’s definitely dead in my book.
(And if he is brought back alive somehow, I’ll flip a freakin’ table, I’d be so mad.)
Yeah. Pretty much. Although.. I don’t think I would be mad if they brought him back, only that.. they’d need a pretty damn good explanation for me to actually accept it. More than anything now I just want his death to be recognized by those closest to him. So that’s all I’m hoping for now.
(I like how a question about Nanaba turned into a conversation about Mike’s death xD)