Anónimo: Okay, so I just got upto this part in the manga, and not that I'd expect you to be an expert on the series or anything, but why did Annie's titan have boobs while Ymir's didn't? Also the titan Connie said looked like his mom didn't have any either. I'm just asking why Annie's titan was the only one that looked distinctly female while the others look more ambiguous, despite also being girls.
*Warning: Major Spoilers*
Annie, Reiner, Bertolt and Eren are “specialty” titans and most importantly, they are titan shifters. They were most likely scientifically and genetically modified to specifically be titan shifters. (Eren was stabbed with a needle by his dad). Annie’s also got all that muscly exterior along with the breasts. and out of all titan shifters, she most resembles her titan. Because that was crucial to the plot, part of it could simply be design choice to help the story make sense.
As it has come to my understanding, Ymir is a little different because she was somehow (I think) a regular titan and she gained titan shifting abilities because she ate a titan shifter. (Bertolt, Reiner and Annie’s childhood friend, Marcel). Ymir “stole” this information from Reiner and Bertolt’s people, so it might be a reason why her titan form looks similar to regular titans. She wasn’t supposed to be a shifter. It’s also why she’s with Bert and Reiner right now. She’s going back to their village for her “stealing crimes”. Also, could be as simple as design choice.
Connie’s mom was turned into a regular titan, and regular titans don’t have breasts. Until a solution is found, she does not possess the capabilities to return to a human.