Is it just me, or does anyone else associate Mikasa & Jean with Petra & Oluo?
I don’t know, but I just see a lot of uncanny similarities between the couples.
Jean, according to other characters in the series, has a “horseface” and isn’t considered very attractive, just like Oluo. And much like Oluo, he also has an unlikable personality and at times comes off a little rash and uncool. They both even have a light hair-over-dark undercut.
Oh, and let’s not forget their unconditional love/obsession with a certain beautiful badass woman, who both have their eyes sighted on another man.
You may not see it at first, but Petra & Mikasa do actually have a lot of similarities if you really take a close look. As I’ve mentioned before, they both have a man who loves them, and they both have obvious feelings for different people. Petra is infatuated with Levi, and Mikasa with Eren. They both have very feminine qualities, and both often hide away their femininity when the situation calls for it. And let’s not forget that they are both the best at what they do; Petra had a total of 58 titan kills (48 team and 10 solo,) she literally had more titan kills than everyone in her team, even more than Eld who was a veteran. And do I really even need to talk about Mikasa’s talents as a titan hunter?
So now that Mikasa and Jean are now in Levi’s new squad, with the souls of Petra and Oluo on their backs, I think this could be a form of foreshadowing.
Petra’s love for Levi was obvious, so much so that she said she was to “devote herself” to Levi in a letter written to her father, prompting him to tell Levi he doesn’t think she should marry him just yet. Although we don’t know anything more than that tidbit of information, I have a feeling that this love was very much one-sided. Even if Levi had feelings for Petra, it’s absolutely possible he did not return them to her, because he either didn’t want to suffer the pain of losing her, or he would have agreed with her father that she was still too young (she was only about 19, same as Oluo.)
Now that Petra, the woman who looked up to him and loved him, is dead, who would he turn to now?
Another beautiful, strong young woman who looks up to him.
So maybe, now that Levi has a “second chance” so to speak, will he take it this time?
Or, will Jean subconsciously take the advice of Oluo’s spirit and take Mikasa’s hand, something Oluo wished he had done with Petra?