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So much for being a fully realistic war for survival and I don't see how getting magical powers or something after being eaten alive has anything to do with realism. Even David and Goliath had a more conveivable fight than this novel. I thought the kids were supposed to test their might using their wits in battle using naturally occuring resources (like finding a way to make plastic explosives and preparing deadly traps like getting them struck by lightning or something). When Polyphemus ate Odysseus' men, they didn't get any powers.
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KurtIrving wrote:

So much for being a fully realistic war for survival and I don't see how getting magical powers or something after being eaten alive has anything to do with realism. Even David and Goliath had a more conveivable fight than this novel. I thought the kids were supposed to test their might using their wits in battle using naturally occuring resources (like finding a way to make plastic explosives and preparing deadly traps like getting them struck by lightning or something). When Polyphemus ate Odysseus' men, they didn't get any powers.

not really the story's fault that you wanted it to be something it was clearly never meant to be. the whole premise even from the start kind of hinges on titan shifters being a thing . . .

if you want some sort of zombie survival story there are already a bunch of those, you'll just have to settle for the zombies being normal-sized i guess. personally i can't stand that kind of stuff though, it's too bleak even compared to aot and it always gets old and feels formulaic eventually. the mysteries are what keep me interested in this story - if it was nothing but regular humans trying to survive against regular titans over and over and over i probably would have dropped it a long time ago
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limeparadox wrote:

not really the story's fault that you wanted it to be something it was clearly never meant to be. the whole premise even from the start kind of hinges on titan shifters being a thing . . .

if you want some sort of zombie survival story there are already a bunch of those, you'll just have to settle for the zombies being normal-sized i guess. personally i can't stand that kind of stuff though, it's too bleak even compared to aot and it always gets old and feels formulaic eventually. the mysteries are what keep me interested in this story - if it was nothing but regular humans trying to survive against regular titans over and over and over i probably would have dropped it a long time ago


I agree, it was pretty clear from the first episode/ first couple of chapters, that this story wasn't going to be "realistic."

I think it would have been impossible for this story to only be Humans vs Regular Titans. Considering, according to the lore, Titans haven't always been there. The question of where they came from would constantly get brought up. That being said, I didn't really expect the direction it went in.

As far as plot holes are concerned, the closet thing to it I've seen is when characters don't do or ask the obvious things. I just finished watching the season 2 episodes, so things like Mikasa not cutting Reiner's other leg, or Eren not making a good enough attempt at masking his emotions were quite frustrating. Their characters suddenly become dumb for no other reason than "because plot."
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No plot holes.
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