4/4>You left out some interesting bits.>(T/N: This interview took place before the recent few chapters - 81 to 84)>Interviewer: If I may ask, it seems like during the final battle in Shiganshina District, Eren and his friends’ wishes will revitalize and something significant is coming up…!!! >Isayama: Inside Eren’s mind, there is something like an emotional complex. For instance, in contrast to Armin who dreams passionately about the natural world outside the wall or unknown legends, Eren holds nothing but indignation. >So that attitude develops into a complex - and there is also an inner part of him wondering “Am I empty-headed?” - but then he learns that human beings can turn into Titans. >As his existing beliefs are gradually getting destroyed, he makes “How about just conserving myself?” a new standard, and he makes decisions and acts based upon it.
Smartpass fits here too:>Armin came back after running some errands only to find Eren still up.
“Does Historia’s story bother you?”
Judging from his childhood friend’s expression, he sensed something alarming. An emotion similar to anger, directed at a world which was beyond his control, an emotion he had no outlet for.
“I’m not a hero or anything like that”
“We all know that. But, you’re still fighting, aren’t you”
“I’m just fighting for my own sake… Destroying the enemy, in order to be free…”
What motivates Eren is the longing for freedom, and his anger towards those he can’t forgive.
Armin and co, everyone from the Survey Corps did sympathize with him and fight alongside him, but can we really call it something universal?
“I believe your freedom and that of everyone inside the walls are connected, Eren. Do you think otherwise?”>“…I wonder”
In that moment, Armin felt that Eren’s eyes, more distant the ocean itself, were gazing at the limits of the night sky.