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"My daughter is on your squad... She said she was going to devote herself to you."
Painting of Captain Levi, from a certain scene we will never speak of again!!!!!

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Worth a Hundred Soldiers by alicexz

Artwork by Alice X. Zhang
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KitsunaOtapi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My feels! Rivetra forever, damn Annie, damn hug-a-tree day! ;-;
madhousexx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
DarkHeart-Nightmare Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck ;---; this is amazing, but plz stop playing with my feelings
ArtBySushigirl Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful!
JazZminSun Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
episode 21 and 22 was really hard stuff (for me')  AND then...this END of epi 22 o:O 
after this...I was completely broken (inside)  cries 

great work ♥
Only-Z Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
liars-paradox Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Where's the devotion?   Who's devoted to whom?  Levi's horse is devoted to Levi?
kitsunefire7 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Petra was going to devote herself to Levi and Marry him. But sadly she died from the female titan, and this is when Levi has returned and her father shows up, not knowing that Petra is dead and that they had no choice but to dump her and all of captains levi's squad when they had to out run being attacked by titans. It was very say and I can only imagine how torn up Levi is over losing Petra.
liars-paradox Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
But, it's not clear if Levi had those feelings for Petra. However, I think that he was torn up over her death along with his entire squad.
kitsunefire7 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
True~ It's my fav. OTP so I could be reading between the lines, but you also can't deny all the clues in the episodes before, during, and after their deaths.

 Examples: (Before the death) Levi hand picked her himself, and she is the only woman in his squad (also happens to be just a bit shorter than him XD lol. Come on, you can't deny that fact!)
     Levi wanted Petra out of danger, and instead to look after the dying soliderTitan-26 [V2] (this one being chewed on like a dog bone) While he took on two Titans by himselfLevi Rivaille (Sword Throw)Levi Rivaille (Time to Kill) [V2] Levi Rivaille (Tornado Slash) [V1]  . When the solider died asking if he made a difference, Levi gives tells him how he made a difference and his sacrifice will not be in vein. He hears Petra whisper "Captain. He's gone." He looks to Petra for comfort that the man heard what he had to say. "And she says "Yes sir. Just look at him. That's a face at piece."
     When they ride their horses, shes always by his side.

     Then their was that conversation she had with Auruo (Who always acts like Levi) and he asks, "Your a step early pretending to be my wife. Don't you think Petra dear?" (To me thats a dead give away.)
     When Levi made his squad clean their head quarters Levi (Opens Window) [V1] (lol), Petra got the least dangerous job of sweeping the floors, instead of hanging and cleaning the windows or standing on stuff to dust.Petra Ral (Admiring) [V1] 

     (This one is optional) When she was talking to Erin, I felt that Levi looked jealous and punished Erin to sweep the floors again (LOL) XDLevi1 

     Then their was the incident where Erin accidentally transformed partially (Right before that happened you see Levi and Petra having a private conversation) and when Levi's squad is on Erin yelling at him, its Petra that shows fear for Levi's safety.

Examples: (during their deaths) You see Levi swinging right past each of his squad members, doesn't stop for any of them ACCEPT Petra. He stops at a branch right above her and you see this look in his eyes (like he isn't sure its real, what he's seeing.)

Examples: (after their deaths) Then when he's attacking the Female TitanFemale Titan [V1]  I feel he's releasing all his rage on her, because of his squad of course, but you never see him get this emotional before when he's slayed other titans for killing scouts. It's kind of the same way like when Mikasa attacks become 10 times more violently if it involves Erin.Levidoingthething  But Levi still followed orders and retrieved Erin (but first did some bad ass damage on the female titan)

     Then theirs the patch scene. You see Levi's squad's bodies laid out in a line and you see one of them has their hand tucked out of their wrapping. It's believed Levi kept Petra's hand sticking out so he would know where her body was, then sat down and took her patch and not the others. Why do you think that is?
      Then the next one is when they have titans on their tails. Levi's suggests riding towards the trees, but is denied (you can see how pissed off he is before pulling to the back of the group) and instead has to make the tough decision (Hes gripping his leg, cursing since he can't just fight back instead of what he has to do.) So he orders the bodies to be dumped to save the scouts. You see the bodies rolling, getting stomped on, but its when they slow the pic. down and you see a solder's (the one with the hands sticking out) hood fall back and you see it's Petra. She's the only one you see in the anime/ manga going back and forth between Petra's body falling then this emotional look in Levi's eyes as he watchers her roll away (Not the others).
      Then he comforts the solider that screwed them all over because of their thoughtlessness and gives them Petra's badge and saying it was their friends badge, saying, "We can't always carry our fallen comrades home, but we carry their memory's."Levi Rivaille (Comfort) [V3]  (gives the badge) This was Ivan's." (thus he will still continue to carry Petra's memories even without that last piece he had of her)Levi Rivaille (Worried) [V1]  (he gives that badge one more longing look)
     Then finally, when Petra's father is talking to him. I feel its a conversation between a father and the man who has asked for his daughters hand, and the father wants Levi to reconsider. Saying she's devoted to you in 'every-way', but thinks shes too young to be thinking about marriage. And right their, BOOM you see Levi's face that looks absolutely heart wrenching as he's listening and has to tell Petra's father that she died, that he failed to keep her safe and couldn't return her corpse to her family.Levi3 

Lol sorry if I typed your ear off, but I'm just showing the facts and whats in-between the lines. Oh and the artist was asked if Levi thought Petra was cute and he said> "I think I have portrayed such things between the panels>… So you can chose to believe it or not, I'm still sticking with my belief of Rivetra shipping!!! X3
PineApple-Hut Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omfg more shipping material to prove Ritreva is legit!! Petra Ral (Happy) [V3] 
kitsunefire7 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
^U^ yep! I know it is!!!
LilBammy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi nah, read the quote in the caption.
n-trace Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never.... never again... this scene... Pikachu Crying Plz 
hackney5 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
I died a little, that's a lie. I died COMPLETELY inside.
fes0719 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
I think I am gonna drown myself in tears.
Great pic!
rdashangel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
Petra.... *sniff* my fav character died and her dad knows nothing of it and is all so happy...
wow, just wow.Levi2 

Amazing picture
miki-chan13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The moment I caught his back and I read "Devotion", my chest clenched and now I can't stop the tears...
LaughButts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whiskullb00 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May I have permission to use this in a LevixPetra PV/AMV? I will give credit of course and note you the finished video. 
kandelarios Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm going to cry. You have the most beautiful artwork of all of my favorite things.
drawingrestless Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love Levi and this work is beautiful!!
IgnisNigra Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful Levi <3
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Leeeeviiiiiiiiiiii!!!! T-T
sebkuro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
This was so sad moment. It broke my heart when Petra died :<
rainbow010101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
wonderful paintwork :3 i like the textures, and yes, that scene broke my heart T^T she was one of the cheerful ones too!
flameheart10 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Wow, amazing and beautifully drawn! :heart:
TeemaD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
:iconclapplz: Wow!
LostFire117 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mk17design Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
s0larclaw812 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Too much sadness! Can't handle it D8
animeleo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Heartbreaking :( but so powerful. Love the way you dim out the other subjects in the painting and focus on Levi's silence.
YaKitten Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Levi is a complex character. I don't know whether to love him or hate him. :| (Blank Stare) 
Bloody-Mar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome, great job!! owo
hothead59 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What show is this?
Creepise Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Shingeki no kyojin/Attack on titan
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skyblue000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just amazing~ :heart: But heartbreaking at the same time... ;A; (omgpetrawhydidyoudieyoudidn'tdeservethisneitherdidlevi) :iconwthplz: R.I.P. Oluo, Gunther, Petra, & Eldo <3 The colors look lovely, and the way you painted this piece really brings out the emotions~ >< Lovely work! :iconloveloveplz:
TheLamplighter Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Sadness :(
DropFromTheOcean Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
you sure did choose a painful scene
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg the back of Levi's head! :faint:
AnRei-Apples Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
* sobs in corner* his hair is perfect.....

aananya26 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Heichou <3
 Such a sad scene though :(
ayashige-doodles Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I just love the vibrant colors!
Mayeaux Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MeganMouse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Why would you do this to us? D:
DeadeyeClark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
The "thousand-yard stare" on Levi's face as Petra's father went on about this... this scene was one of many, extremely powerful scenes in that episode.
Ailani Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This scene KILLED. ME. 

Excellent painting on your part :) I can't think of a better way to portray Levi and his own emotional state than like this. 
canorous-soap Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
ugh </3 
so beautifully painted and captures the mood perfectly (still crying buckets over this scene tho)
AlmightySquishy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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