The 130th Chapter of Attack on Titan is just around the corner and, with it being the final chapter of Volume 32, I think it will be a pretty important one.
There are some scenarios that I think could play out but, before I get into those, I would first like to go through some questions and theories that I and many others have.
Where’s Historia and Zeke?
It feels like every single predictions post I make I am asking where these two are.
Well, my thoughts about when they will show up has not really changed so, unless I get a new idea on where they are, I will not be mentioning them in future predictions posts after this.
For now, I’ll just say that I don’t think Historia’s role in all this is going to be revealed up until the very end, which is disappointing but hopefully Isayama will give us something good to make up for her extreme lack of screen time lately.
As for Zeke, he is most likely trapped in Eren’s Titan, possibly being the one making the Titans since Ymir now appears to be free.
Therefore, he will probably reappear during the final battle with Eren.
So, I expect Zeke to show up pretty soon but we will probably have to wait quite a few months to get Historia again.
What Happened to the Recruits Keith Saved?
Down to a question that will probably not have a huge impact on the plot but it is one I am wondering about nonetheless.
Back in Chapter 124, Keith saved the recruits who had beat him to a pulp at the order of the Yeagerists.
Then, in Chapter 125, these recruits were shown to be helping Keith who instructed them to wait for an opportunity to rise up.
Finally, in the most recent chapter, Keith returned to help the alliance escape the Yeagerists and went out in a blaze of glory with Magath, yet the recruits weren’t with him.
So, the question is, “where are they and what role will they have?”
Will they take out the remaining Yeagerists on the island or will they just inform the other characters of Keith’s heroic sacrifice later?
It will be interesting to see what Isayama does with these characters, if anything at all.
But, as I said, I can’t imagine that the recruits will have a massive role in the story going forward.
In predicting who I think will have a big role going forward I have to get into the first event that I think could happen in Chapter 130, which is…
Possibility One: Floch Will Kill Someone.
In “Retrospective” Floch tried to destroy the ship to prevent the alliance from reaching Eren but was shot by Gabi and fell into the sea.
Despite this, I and many others don’t think Floch is dead and this is primarily for two reasons.
The first of these is that Floch was only hit in the shoulder and if Isayama was going to kill him for real he would have made sure to show him getting hit in a more fatal region.
The second is that Gabi being the one to kill Floch does not fit in with his character arc at all.
This makes it all the more likely that Floch survived and has snuck onto the boat or plane and is going to make a one man last stand against the alliance in Chapter 130.
During this last stand he will probably kill an important member of the cast as well.
I think there are four possible characters who could bite the bullet at Floch’s hands and they are Gabi, Hange, Connie and Jean.
Gabi being killed by Floch on the ship would parallel her killing Sasha on the airship in Chapter 105.
However, Isayama seems to be building to something with Gabi so I doubt Floch will kill her.
Then there is Hange who has had some interaction with Floch and him killing her would deprive the alliance of a leader figure, forcing others to step up.
Yet, I’m unsure of how this would tie into Hange’s arc.
A far more likely character to die by Floch is Connie who has been getting a lot of character development lately.
I have stated that I felt his storyline in Chapter 126 was pointless but maybe it was Isayama building up to his death here.
However, the character I am scared about dying the most at Floch’s hands is Jean.
Out of any character, Jean has had the most interaction and buildup with Floch who has always been a representation of what Jean could have become.
Not to mention that the volume started with Jean imagining the happy life he could live, which is a massive death flag.
The volume beginning with Jean’s imaginary happy ever after only to end the volume with his death would be tragic.
It also feels like we need to be losing some more 104th members before this story ends.
Although, this is still assuming that Floch is alive and he will make his move in Chapter 130.
If he is alive then he could act later, maybe when the alliance actually reaches Eren.
Floch killing someone is just one of three possible events that I think is likely for next chapter.
The second likely scenario is…
Possibility Two: Kiyomi Will Reveal Something.
Kiyomi is a character who I have always wondered what the point of her was.
Sure, she provides the plane that allows the alliance to reach Eren for the final battle of the story.
Otherwise, she doesn’t really seem to have much of a purpose, yet she has this constantly suspicious air about her that makes me think Isayama is hiding something about her.
Her connection and interest in Mikasa only adds to this suspicion.
There have even been theories out there connecting her to Eren Kruger and Tom Xaver.
All of this makes me think that Kiyomi has to know something, which she could reveal in Chapter 130 while the alliance is on the boat heading to Odiha.
And that’s another thing.
What is the significance of Odiha?
Is it a place that is tied into the important thing Kiyomi might reveal?
There are a lot of questions surrounding Kiyomi’s character and I hope Isayama answers them soon to make her a more interesting character.
Possibility Three: The Alliance Will Reach Eren.
The final possible event that I think could happen in Chapter 130 is the alliance reaching Eren at the end.
It would be a great way to end the volume, with the alliance seeing Eren’s massive Titan form from the plane, which we get a complete look at for the first time.
A lot of people would be ecstatic about this since Eren has not been seen since Chapter 123 and they want to see him again.
However, I do think that this is the least likely of the three possibilities because then the focus of Chapter 130 would almost be entirely dedicated to getting the plane ready, making the whole journey to Odiha feel kind of pointless,
So, I think it will be at least a couple more chapters before the alliance confronts Eren in the final battle of the manga.
Although, this is just my prediction and I have been entirely wrong before.
Maybe Isayama could have the alliance see Eren at the end of Chapter 130.
We won’t know until the chapter comes out.
Until then though, I and many others will be waiting with excitement to see how the final chapter of Volume 32 will play out.