just look at Bertholdt throwing shade in chapter 39
as much as I love this sweaty baby, he’s not as innocent as we all make him seem. look at those eyes.. shady as fuck.
If you think people exaggerate Bertholdt’s sweating then I have bad news for you
Fan’s Recreation of Reiner and Bertholdt’s Chess Match—Chapter 34-35.
- [Foreshadowing] Reiner is apparently a horrendous chess player. If this game was played to finish, he would absolutely lose. He’s played way too recklessly, and it’s about to bite him in the butt.
- [Characterization] Bertholdt is overly cautious. All of his most powerful pieces are being wasted on defense.
- [Foreshadowing?] There is also some talk of this possibly containing a secret message. Reiner’s knights have crossed sides of the board somehow, and it looks like he used his queen or knight to capture and pawn and then retreat. His rooks are also completely untouched, though that piece being both a siege tower and mobile, it’s hard to say which titan they would represent if any. In contrast, the rook is the only major piece Bertholdt has put to use, but only one of the pair. He’s also ironically built a bit of a wall for his royalty.
- Thoughts? Feel free to add any of your own.