I bet she could totally still assist in some way! Of course she wouldn’t be able to do fieldwork, but she’d be able to help with research or as a medic or otherwise.
**This bit contains Manga SPOILERS from chapter 50 I believe**
If there’s a single soul out there that doesn’t know, Erwin does get his arm bitten off and is still able to operate as the commander of the Scouting Legion. I’m not sure what he actually does as of now, but he’s still there and still doing Scouting Legion-y things.
I think thats fine! Physical appearance doesn’t directly correlate with fitness, so I think that works very well. I think that that’s just enough elaboration on the topic, you wouldn’t really need to go into more depth about it.
Temporary discharge could be warranted by non-fatal wounds (Breaking a leg, arm, wrist, or anything else that keeps one from being unable to use the 3DMG), or serious illness (Something that would warrant bedrest or medical attention).
I’m not sure what else could warrant a temporary discharge, though.
Okay, one thing I need to point out to everyone making SnK OCs:
Having a tragic past is NOT a taboo!!
A very large fraction of people within the walls died due to the breach of Wall Maria, and even more died in the Reclamation Project, which, as we all remember, was actually a government ploy to decrease the population because of food shortages. People were dying within all of the walls because Rose and Sina couldn’t support their populations plus that of Maria. The Government literally killed thousands of people because thousands of people were dying anyways. It was a sacrifice to try to alleviate food shortages.
Because there was little food, you can bet the crime rate rose with people trying to steal food, doing whatever they can to feed themselves or their family. People probably were killed by civilians trying to get bread.
Because of all this, no matter what district your character lived in, there was bound to be people dying. It’s a really common thing in this show, and if your OC had their whole family die, or if they only had like an uncle die, it’s completely plausible. Loads of people had their whole families die, loads of people had friends or distant relatives die.
If you want your OC to have a tragic past in SnK, I say go for it. There is literally no way to go wrong with this show, because it is essentially built on human suffering and death.
Being strong is also not something to worry about. Operating the 3DMG takes incredible strength and dexterity. If your OC is weak, they’re not going to be able to operate it and won’t be fit for the MIlitary. I say if you deliberately make your character weak in order to bypass some other trait you think is a Sue-Quality, stop right there. If your character is weak, they sure as hell aren’t going to be Military Material.
One thing you want to do, however, is equally balance your character’s attributes. You don’t want a character who is excellent in marks all across the board. If they’re incredibly strong, tone it down a notch on the intelligence and reaction times. You don’t want to max out your character in all regards.
As long as you don’t do that and your character doesn’t have physical characteristics that are completely impossible in the SnK realm (Let’s say they have cat ears and 4 pairs of wings), then you should be 100% fine.
I don’t think that’d be considered ‘overpowered’. Mitras is actually the innermost district of Wall Sina, and would probably have a lot more Military personnel stationed there simply because it is a rich district. Mitras is also where the King resides, so there would be a lot more MP and Garrison there just to protect the wall and the King.
(All of the information about the districts besides Trost, Karanese, and Shiganshina is pretty fuzzy, so some stuff earlier has been mistranslated. Utopia is actually the northernmost district of Wall Rose!)
I think that would be fine, to have a character be a Wallist before joining the military. I think, if they were a Wallist, they’d want to join the Garrison.
I’m not by nay means telling you how to create your OC, but Wallists worship the walls as Gods, and Garrison is there to protect the walls so it makes sense for someone who was a part of the Wall Cult to want to join the Garrison.
If you ever need a reason for your OC joining the Military, you could just say they wanted to be able to put forth a greater effort in protecting Maria, Rose, and Sina.
Well, I don’t believe there’s been any real guide to the numbering of the Trainee Squads, so I’ll just tell you how I numbered mine!
I assume that the number assigned to Trainee Squads is the number of years after the 1st Trainee Squad. Basically, the squads are numbered after the year.
Since Eren, Mikasa, and Armin all enlisted at age 12, the minimum age to enlist in the Military, they would have joined in the year 847. If the 104th Trainees is all of those who enlisted in the year 847, 103rd Trainees would be from the year 846, 102nd Trainees would be from the year 845 and so on.
If you want to figure out what Trainee Squad your character would have been in, just subtract 743 from the year they enlisted.
y=x-743 where y is Trainee Squad Number and x is year enlisted.
Russia is technically an Asian country, but hardly anybody actually refers to it as such. I think it’s totally fine to have a character of Russian descent!
I think making changes to the uniform would be acceptable, as long as it’s not changing the basic structure and colour of the uniform itself. A lot of characters do accessorize (Levi’s mail coach cravat, Mikasa’s scarf, etc) so adding legwarmers for the winter would be totally plausible. I’d also expect characters to roll up sleeves in the summer as well.
As long as you’re not altering the actual structure of the articles of clothing themselves, I think you should be fine.