I’ve always found this piece of animation extremely beautiful and emotional. Mikasa wasn’t born a BAMF, she was made a BAMF. Whenever people give her shit for being the way she is, I want to just show them these gifs. She lost her parents, twice. Eren is her only family now. Her one and only remaining family member.
Remember how mad she first got when Eren said he wanted to join the Scouting Legion? It wasn’t just because she was worried, no, it was because she knew that if he joined, she would have to join too. So, when he said that, he basically signed her death sentence. Because that’s what awaits outside the walls. And Eren never even realized any of it. Mikasa became bad ass because she had to protect Eren, and because of Eren’s habit of fucking things up for himself. Mikasa has always cleaned up his messes. She’s always been there in the background, making sure Eren’s okay. That’s why she seems emotionless and obsessive. That’s why she is the way she is. That’s also why she was able to become one of humanity’s strongest soldiers of all time. Not because she wanted to, but because she had to.
And oh, she’s 15 years old.
Don’t shit on Mikasa. Never shit on Mikasa.