proustianblues replied to your post “Maybe Titans are humans who died during botched/failed cosmetic…”
titans r humans failed experimental version of Titan shifters.
That’s real smart - … (and lines of thought comparing that with Evangelion goes in my head)
Tho if such revelations come faster (mysteries getting solved in Manga series fast) then - the theater? (where events go on) could shift more to
So who designed/engineered Titan technology and how it’s related to current power/political structure (that weird Church people and aristocrats knowing much? secrets …)
and characters could be freed from all these “(unstrategic) basically infantries getting outnumbered and butchered in the field” situation -
And spend next 2-3 years in more of political drama and - not just killing characters for the drama and feels …
And this reminds me of - SNK/AOT is partially getting inspiration from Miyazaki’s mentor Ryotaro Shiba’s long history novel - Saka No Ue No Kumo (坂の上の雲）
the story of how Japan prepared and fought against Russians during 1904-1905.