THIS WAS MORE ACCENTED WITH THE RECENT CHAPTER OF THE ANIME
The most recent episode of Shingeki no Kyojin, # 70 ‘Farsante‘ introduced us more about Gabi and Falco trying to escape from Paradis, confront Zeke Jaeger for his betrayal, and looking for a way to get back to Marley.

 

 

The reactions in networks were diverse towards Gabi, because he is one of the most controversial characters lately. But why do people like her character or hate her so much? Let’s analyze it briefly.

GABI BRAUN AS THE EXAMPLE OF POLITICAL PROPAGAND

The first thing you have to know is that Gabi is a relative of Reiner Braun, the armored titan; she also enlisted to be trained as a ‘Marley warrior’ and be chosen to be the successor to some Titan.

As Reiner’s cousin she hoped to be the next armored titan.

Gabi may be a young age, around 12 years old, but she also has elite military training (as shown to us in the first few episodes), and she is the perfect reflection of a population indoctrinated with hatred.

The goal of this character, as is repeated throughout the anime, is to “eliminate the demons from the Island of Paradis”, and show that she is “a good Eldiana.”

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That is why she hates Eren and the entire Legion of Recognition; since she with her actions “showed the world that the Eldians are indeed demons.”

The explanations of chapter 11 of season 4 evidenced the ingrained of her political beliefs, when she met Kaya, an orphan who was saved by Sasha in the past.

Kaya saw her mother die being eaten by a titan, and she questions Gabi and Falco why they hate them and why her mother ended up like this.


Gabi’s response makes evident the hatred and military indoctrination of her, since she justifies the death of Kaya’s mother due to Eldia’s actions more than 100 years ago; The War of the Titans is something that current generations of Paradis must continue to pay for.

 

GABI IS IT THE NEW EREN?

Another of the fan discussions has to do with the fact that many compare Eren and Gabi as two sides of the same coin:

Children who grew up with hatred due to the destruction of their homes and the intervention of the Titans, seeking revenge as retribution.

However, for many Eren’s actions have a clearer justification since he was not militarily indoctrinated (since childhood) in the same way as Gabi, and unlike Gabi, his main goal was to know the truth.

 

That said, Gabi’s misfortunes in chapter 70 of the anime made many fans feel satisfied.


What do you think about Gabi in the Shingeki no Kyojin universe? Let us know in the comments.

Remember that you can enjoy Shingeki no Kyojin every Sunday through Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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