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Yeah, I lost it yesterday and read all 44 chapters of the manga. I totally agree. - that thing is completely alien.
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I'm just wondering, does poison work on Titans?
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I'm just wondering, does poison work on Titans?
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Probably not too effective, considering that their only real weak point is on their neck. So poison would just be a minor annoyance till their regenerating system removed it.
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^^ you'd be surprised that poison can work in a way

spoiler: how poison works is up for you to figure out just saying it can work
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Yeah, I lost it yesterday and read all 44 chapters of the manga. I totally agree. - that thing is completely alien.


You read all 44 chapters in one day? Yikes! It must be amazing! *heads to Amazon*

Given the size of the Titans I'd say it would have to be pretty powerful poison to effect one to the degree of killing it.
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As a manga reader, and I know ive mentioned this a bit but, this first arc of Attack on Titan is extremely slow even in the manga it was full of filler and unneccesary flashbacks that reveal character info that didnt warrent a flashback to tell us.
Thankfully. The arcs after this one are extremely good and redeem the manga wholeheartedly. The anime is adopting the slow nature of the arc (except, fun fact: the entire 'boot camp' scenes were all flashbacks that took place later in the manga, they obviously decided to put them in [mostly] chronologically in the anime and they did it very well!) hopefully if its going to stay true then it'll also get very thrilling in the future arcs.

Btw theres something interesting info you might like to know.
Apparently, in the japanese manga, the monsters are never refered to as titans, they're refered to by a japanese term 'eotoun' (or some varied phrase) refering to 'dumb, man-eating giant'. The translators seemed to adopt 'titan' because of the rough translation of the title, however many people feel its inaccurate as titans in greek mythology are intelligent, powerful elementals.

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This is easy to tell in the manga but in the anime its harder to tell and they dont seem to have made an effort to explain this, so I'll share it now because its important in understanding why the human soilders are vunrable.
You know those long box shapes the military carry either side of their waist? They house 6 blades each, so each soldier carries 12 blades. In their hands they hold hilts/handles that loosely resemble bicycle-handles. The handles latch on to a blade and can be released just as easily. Living in the wall, humanity doesnt have access to high grade materials, instead they have an easy to manufature but tragically fragile metal they use for the blades. Realistically, just a single blade would be lucky enough to cut 2 titans without breaking, and considering the titans only weak spot, the soldiers can easily waste a blade if they miss. This is why they need to haul so many blades with them. The handle itself also steadies the wires the military uses to move around with their 3DMG, the cylinder on their backs holds the length of the wire, as well as the gas neccessary to project the wires.

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Wait is too long for the episodes, but anyways

A theory if you are up to date in the manga
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Kotodama-Saikouze wrote:

Btw theres something interesting info you might like to know.
Apparently, in the japanese manga, the monsters are never refered to as titans, they're refered to by a japanese term 'eotoun' (or some varied phrase) refering to 'dumb, man-eating giant'. The translators seemed to adopt 'titan' because of the rough translation of the title, however many people feel its inaccurate as titans in greek mythology are intelligent, powerful elementals.

I've noticed this as well. The literal translation of the title is something like "Advancing Giants," which is interesting because it sounds much more defensive than the "Attack on Titan" title, and gives the impression that humanity is being attacked instead of doing the attacking. Which, at least so far, makes more sense overall.

Titan just sounds so much cooler and more menacing though.
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Kotodama-Saikouze wrote:

Btw theres something interesting info you might like to know.
Apparently, in the japanese manga, the monsters are never refered to as titans, they're refered to by a japanese term 'eotoun' (or some varied phrase) refering to 'dumb, man-eating giant'. The translators seemed to adopt 'titan' because of the rough translation of the title, however many people feel its inaccurate as titans in greek mythology are intelligent, powerful elementals.

I've noticed this as well. The literal translation of the title is something like "Advancing Giants," which is interesting because it sounds much more defensive than the "Attack on Titan" title, and gives the impression that humanity is being attacked instead of doing the attacking. Which, at least so far, makes more sense overall.

Titan just sounds so much cooler and more menacing though.

To me, Attack on Titan sounds like it should be (and like it maybe even has been) an old-fashioned space adventure science fiction story involving a certain moon of Saturn.



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the manga is kinda taking multiple direction, you get a sense of divergence from the "main" story (translating that from the anime is the first 8 episodes). The overarching theme is still present just branched.
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Insomnist wrote:


Kotodama-Saikouze wrote:

Btw theres something interesting info you might like to know.
Apparently, in the japanese manga, the monsters are never refered to as titans, they're refered to by a japanese term 'eotoun' (or some varied phrase) refering to 'dumb, man-eating giant'. The translators seemed to adopt 'titan' because of the rough translation of the title, however many people feel its inaccurate as titans in greek mythology are intelligent, powerful elementals.

I've noticed this as well. The literal translation of the title is something like "Advancing Giants," which is interesting because it sounds much more defensive than the "Attack on Titan" title, and gives the impression that humanity is being attacked instead of doing the attacking. Which, at least so far, makes more sense overall.

Titan just sounds so much cooler and more menacing though.

To me, Attack on Titan sounds like it should be (and like it maybe even has been) an old-fashioned space adventure science fiction story involving a certain moon of Saturn.

Attack on the Titans maybe would have been better... would at least make sure that we weren't thinking this was an attack on Saturn's Moon.

In fact the title 進撃の巨人 is strange even in Japanese. 巨人 only means Titan metaphorically, giant is more usual but 進撃の is really strange usage. 進撃 means to advance or attack but attack OF the giants would be reversed, 巨人の進撃. 進撃の巨人 literally means Attack's Titans, Titans of the Attack or Attack Titans or Advance Titans (which may even be a bit of a spoiler) but the usage is truly bizarre. The only use of 進撃の I can find ANYWHERE is in the title of this manga and anime so it truly is made up, there is no idiomatic usage with which to compare.
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