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silkycuttle ([personal profile] silkycuttle) wrote in [community profile] snk2014-08-31 01:09 am

WEEKLY META: Reiner Braun

A different character or plot/setting point will be posted each week for meta discussion. This week:

Reiner Braun!

Discussion can be on anything, so long as it's at least tangentially related to the weekly topic. Reply to the first comment to vote on what next week's topic should be.

Spoilers should be warned for, but are allowed. Creating your own posts on whatever meta you wish, your own or reccing someone else's, is still highly encouraged.

(Anonymous) 2014-08-31 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not a big fan of the Shifter Trio overall, but Reiner is the one I feel the most sympathy for. All of them are going to die by the end of the story, and if only one of them manages to redeem themselves, it'll be Reiner.

(Anonymous) 2014-08-31 06:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm torn about Reiner. I do believe that soldier!Reiner is redeemable, or even innocent, to an extent. But he's not a whole person. Warrior!Reiner is too twisted to have any true redemption, and they're too mixed up to be trusted as two distinct people. Soldier!Reiner can't exist without Warrior!Reiner, and vice versa, though to a lesser extent there.

At this point, the best possible outcome I can see is that Reiner dies as soldier!Reiner, the Warrior side of himself forgotten, thinking that he has friends and they will win the war. Because if he lives I wouldn't trust him not to have some Warrior!Reiner still there, and I don't think anyone else could either. He'd be hunted down, tortured for information he doesn't remember, and executed. And Warrior!Reiner will still remember his soldier friends, who will make any victory he and his village have miserable.

Not that I think Isayama will give him any sort of happy ending.

Reiner is one of those lose-lose characters. I do like him best of the Shifter Trio, but I try to keep him at an emotional arms-distance, because of it.
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[personal profile] blitzwing 2014-08-31 06:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Reiner--he's really the only big and brawny trainee we're shown, that I can think of. (Lovely muscles, lovely bara)

Ship him with Eren for the ultimate!tragic!ship! (Seriously. Wish more people did.)