Since I suppose I'll get mauled if I don't...
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I think it's time I brought up something I think will make for interesting plot device--where is Annie headed for in the story?
As of now, she's a fixed point in the story--she's trapped in that crystal and she seemingly cannot escape it by her own will, or if she can, she hasn't attempted to yet, which seems likely considering Annie is more knowledgeable on her Titan powers than the rest. She's been left behind with a bunch of people that would love to cut her up and kill her after interrogating her while the rest of the cast progress. Up until recently, it seemed like everyone had forgotten about her.
Of course, she was brought up as a possible romantic interest to Bertholdt. I don't really think it'll work out, seeing as (and I'm going to say this right now, I'm a massive Reiner x Bertholdt shipper, hit me up sometime if you want to chat about it) Bertholdt denied it and Reiner was in his looney toons moment at the time.
The main thing I want to bring up is how she might progress in future and how she'll be recepted. Right now, most people view her as a massive bitch--and she pretty much is. She killed anyone in her way with intense cruelty and even seemed to have fun with it. She seems very heartless to me. However a lot of people sympathize with her because if and when she does get out of that crystal? She'll be forced to talk, and then dissected and killed, as mentioned above. That's pretty haunting, even if I do think she deserves it.
My own personal ideas for what will happen would be her forcing her way out of the crystal (she might've already, who knows?) and then escaping out into the Inner District in her own little story. She probably wouldn't be able to turn into a titan again, as she would've been exhausted when she formed the crystal and wouldn't have had time to eat anything, but if she could make her way beyond Wall Sina or to the capital building, she could make a break for it or do something drastic. Could play into the story really nicely. I look forward to seeing why she changed her goal from attacking humanity to chasing Eren, and I do expect to see that revealed, I'd be disappointed otherwise.
What do you guys think is next for Annie?