Eren has no doubt stolen the spotlight in Attack on Titan Chapter 133. The reason? The chapter just made his future very bleak. Hange Zoe’s death, though kinda forced, had hit me hard. And if another character (read Annie, Jean or Pieck) were to bite the dust in this chapter, it would have been too much to take. Thankfully Isayama decided to spare us all the agony. But he does go ahead and plant some serious death flags for our protagonist turned antagonist Eren Yeager.
The members of the alliance were trying to chalk up a plan to stop the rumbling, floating ideas that wouldn’t involve killing Eren right off the bat. Armin was keeping the option of talking some sense into Eren open. Levi was particularly attracted to the option of killing Zeke.
Armin and Reiner even wonder if Eren meant to leave them alone because he wished to be stopped by his friends. While I am an ardent reader of the manga, even I missed the point about how Eren had not taken away the alliance’s titan powers. This still gave them a chance to stand their ground and fight. However, amidst this discussion, they are all summoned to the paths by Eren. And here he takes away the option of having a talk from the table.
At the paths, the alliance calls Eren out and tries to reason with him. They pleaded him to stop the mindless genocide saying that Paradis’ future is secure. You don’t want to miss out on Levi’s dialogue to Eren here!! But instead of giving in to their pleas, he gives Armin and the others one option. Kill him and put an end to the rumbling that threatens the whole of humanity.