look at reiner here he’s so confused.
and actually one of my favorite things about rereading the chapters at castle utgard is that clearly neither bert nor reiner have any idea what is going on, which considering how key they are in the destruction of humanity is A REALLY BIG FUCKING DEAL COME ON GUYS REALLY YOU COULDN’T LET US IN ON WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING.
like can you imagine? the wall rose got breached and they have nothing to do with or know what happened, they get stuck in castle utgard and are attacked by titans head-on and they can’t even shift to save themselves because they’ll give themselves away, some crazy monkey titan is on top of the walls and screaming, ymir is APPARENTLY THE TITAN THAT ATE THEIR FRIEND ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, reiner has to submit to being INJURED BY A TITAN and then he can’t even let himself heal so he just has to walk around with his arm in a sling with a wound that probably hurts like hell.
can you really blame him for going completely postal at the end? he probably didn’t even care about destroying humanity or whatever at that point he was just like NO YOU KNOW WHAT FUCK THIS IM DONE IM SO DONE WE’RE CAPTURING EREN WE’RE GOING BACK TO THE VILLAGE AND THEN I AM GOING TO TAKE A LONG HOT SHOWER AND SLEEP FOR A WEEK AND IF ANYONE TRIES TO STOP ME SO HELP ME GOD I WILL STRAIGHT UP EAT. YOUR. FACE.