Have you been watching Attack on Titan Season 3? If you like spectacle as much as I do, this is the series to watch! We've seen a battle against the armored titan that destroyed buildings, involved missiles, and cost lots of Scouts their lives. We gasped at the gut-wrenching sacrifice the team fighting the colossal titan endured. We cringed as the beast titan mowed down entire city blocks with crushed boulders.
But do you know what might be my favorite moment of the whole series?
When we got to see Mikasa Ackerman with bed head.
We've seen her calmly assess battles and take opponents down with brutal efficiency. We've seen her enraged at the poor fools who kidnapped Eren Yeager last season (I was actually scared on their behalf). And this season, we got to see her endure withering combat, abject despair, and even unbelievable hope.
Blah blah blah amazing backstory. Blah blah blah Eren in tears. Blah blah blah Oh look at Mikasa's bed head! That's amazing! Capture from the Crunchyroll stream.
But for some reason, Mikasa with bed head might be the most endearing and amazing look I've seen from her!
I by no means want to diminish what she (or the rest of the cast!) has been through. I've seldom seen a series put its characters through more than this series does. But there's something about seeing Mikasa in a state that isn't exactly vulnerable (can someone with her strength and capabilities every really be vulnerable?), but it's like we caught her in an unguarded moment. It's like an unexpected glimpse into a great character that makes her even more great.
So, for making an amazing episode even more amazing, Mikasa gets a Caw Out Award! Anyone have her e-mail address so I can notify her?