TheAlbinoMoose wrote:The Armin+Annie thing... I just can't. Just no.
I never said it made sense, because it doesn't. Not really. But the scene that kind of made me partial to it was the one where the two of them have that conversation about what it means to be a good person, which I found kind of interesting. Also, she
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: spared his life
. Anyways, it looks to me like her
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: eventual redemption
is being foreshadowed, no matter how impossible it may seem.
SPOILER: Highlight text to read: I find it interesting, though, that of course in the anime finale they have to pump up all the stakes, which means that Annie is shown killing more civilians. Of course, she did kill Team Levi, which makes a Heel Face Turn kind of difficult for her, but it isn't completely out of the question.
But I'm not even talking about AnniexArmin anymore, I just want her back for character development darn it!
And yes, Armin is completely my favourite. Because smartness is just so much more interesting than being overpowered. He had so many great moments. I like Jean, too, because he's a bit of an anti-hero, and is just interesting all-round. Eren is pretty good as far as most typical shounen protagonists, though. I like that he has a little humility sometimes.
Speaking of being overpowered...I admit I'm kind of ambivalent about Mikasa. I like her, but I feel like her overpoweredness has replaced what could be actual character development. Now, overpowered characters are a standard of shounen anime, and I certainly do not mind that it's a female character whose being overpowered for once. But...the problem is...there's no reason for her to be overpowered. I mean, think about it: Annie was taught to fight at a very young age, and forced to train constantly. Mikasa was...a farm girl. She just suddenly became an awesome special fighter one day, no training or effort required. And yet she is somehow the best person in their class? I also don't really appreciate her obsession with Eren. It's kind of annoying. However, their relationship isn't annoying all the time, and I do think her backstory is pretty interesting.
As for Conny's name, you have to remember that this is set in a European culture. If you look here
you will see that Conny is not necessarily a girl's name. (And according to the wiki, it is spelled Conny.)