Not only did Armin notice that Bertholdt had feelings for Annie but he used it against him in a critical moment.
And when the Female Titan almost killed Jean. If he hadn’t been so quick on his feet and said just the right thing to force her to hesitate, Jean might’ve been crushed.
These are subtle things. He doesn’t rub his hands together and murmur like Light Yagami, I suppose. But my boy is important.
I’m really, really tired of the dumb Armin-is-useless posts. Also… stop billing him as a minor character, he’s a main character, one of the THREE by the way
NO, it is not Mikasa, Eren, and LEVI.
Levi’s lovely and all, but damnit he is not the main character. If you went by promotional material, you’d be forgiven for believing he is, but… Armin is brilliant and he’s badass but it’s more subtle.
Levi gets more attention because he’s more obviously badass.
Nothing against Levi, but… I find Armin vastly more interesting.
He’s unlike anything I’ve seen before. He’s not a shota. I call him one teasingly and playfully, but I don’t actually think he is.
He’s smart in a more realistic way than Light or L from Death Note.
He’s ruthless but he’s not without compassion or love.
He cares a great deal about his friends and comrades and he is not “throwing away their lives,” he’s making sacrifices and it is not easy for him, but he’s willing to do it because he understands how cruel the world works.
I’m sorry. I’m not coherent right now. I should go to sleep.
Armin Arlert is a god. He deserves more love, m’kay?