“The Simpsons Did It” has been a meme in the world of pop culture which originated in the animated series of South Park, commenting on the fact that the long-running animated series has explored so much territory that many feel it is impossible to tell an original story which the Simpson family hasn’t covered themselves. Surprisingly, a fan of Attack On Titan was able to find a scene that seems ripped from the adventures of Homer Simpson in Springfield, leaving many to wonder if this meme actually now extends to the world of anime and the battle between Marley and Paradis.
The scene in question relates to one that was the origin of the Scout Regiment member known as Ymir, who was revealed to have the power of the Jaw Titan in the second season of the dark anime series. While still a Titan herself, she had eaten the member of the Marleyian army that was accompanying both Reiner and Bertholdt to their mission on Paradis, reclaiming her intelligence and joining up with the Survey Corps in order to reunite with Historia. Ymir would find herself switching sides a few times over the course of the series, but was eventually killed when she was brought back to Marley, giving her power of the Jaw Titan to a new soldier.
Reddit User Idanbrinza put together a side-by-side comparison between Attack On Titan and The Simpsons, seeing Homer Simpson undergo events that are strikingly similar to the origin of Ymir, who would turn out to be one of the most important figures in the series when it came to understanding the mysteries behind the nation of Marley:
Currently, Attack On Titan is in the throes of its final episodes, pitting Eren jaeger against the forces of Marley as he created his own band of followers known as the Jaegerists. With Eren locking up the Scout Regiment, his former friends are now left with the terrible decision of who they should now ally themselves with as the final battle approaches for the world created by mangaka Hajime Isayama.
Have you found any other connections between the Simpsons and the worlds of anime? How do you foresee Attack On Titan’s anime coming to a close? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Titans.