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User avatar #1 - charagrin (02/10/2014) [-]
I actually am not all that afraid of titans in our modern setting. I mean, sure the initial impact would be horrible with millions dead. But after the military started reacting, i think it would be handled quickly. The number one reason titans are so overwhelming in the manga/anime is because firearms are so antiquated that they can not do a large amount of damage to the titans large frame. But we now have tanks, bombers, DUC's, automatic weapons, explosive bullets, etc. You have to damage a titans neck to kill them, so why not blow the entire body to hell?
User avatar #231 to #1 - dyalibya (02/11/2014) [-]
You forgot what would be the strongest weapon, fighter jets
User avatar #246 to #231 - fargtwo (02/11/2014) [-]
Don't you know? Fighter pilots are trained to crash into slow moving monsters as soon as they see them.
#173 to #1 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
.... Have you or anybody read the manga?

... It takes place in the future... Everything was wiped out completely because of the Titans and the story takes place with the only remaining humans on Earth...

They had nukes. Tanks. Helicopters. They all failed.

Jesus Christ people.
User avatar #208 to #173 - yusay ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
***** I can even tell you haven't read it.
User avatar #191 to #173 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
No, it does not. The people in the manga make repeated references to technology, society, stories, and even fables from the 15-16th century. One of the soldiers specifically mentions wearing body armor and being a knight, another mentions how humans attempted to use castles(and not 500 foot tall skyscrapers, a few episodes even takes place in a castle/fort), and another mentions how amazing the 3D gear is and how it is the greatest titan fighting technology mankind ever made(even if technology was lost, the stories of it's existence would still live on), and lets not forget Sawneyand Bean who were named after a 16th century story called The Tale Of Sawny Bean.
#181 to #173 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
Fail more faggot.
User avatar #158 to #1 - decayingapple (02/11/2014) [-]
I don't even think millions would even die. Unless the Titans just popped out of nowhere in the middle of busy New York Street, probably a few hundred thousands or less would die.
User avatar #125 to #1 - yuukoku (02/11/2014) [-]
I can imagine us doing pretty well against titans if we needed to fight them. Blowing off the entire neck and head from the shoulders up would be enough to take one down. What I'd be afraid of, though, are the small titans getting into buildings.
User avatar #129 to #125 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
I am with you on that one. Hopefully our mobile society could adapt fast enough, although fuel distribution would be a major issue.
User avatar #110 to #1 - hellomynameisbill (02/11/2014) [-]
the only way that you can kill a titan is severing half a meter worth of flesh in back of the titan's neck. let's use a suburban/city area as an example. hundreds of people would be killed by the titans exploding into existence within the first few hours of the outbreak which would kill hundreds more people from wreckages. then, with people having to run into the streets, they would be in clear sight of the titans which would be the end of hundreds of more people. it would take hours to evacuate civillians and keep the titans at bay. which would cause thousands of people and soldiers to die. the military has a 3% chance of killing a titan at first encounter. they would take days or weeks to discover the titan's weakness. The military would have to employ billions of dollars worth of heavy artillery to civillian areas which could exhaust military budgets further than the two world wars. within the first months populations would dwindle and most humans would be surviving within bunkers and be in hiding at sea. it would take an extra month to develop a way to defeat the titans. at that point, it would take another month to train soldiers which would still only land them at a 45% chance of killing the titans. overall, giant regenerative people killing everyone would be as bad as possible for the human race. it's even hinted in the comics that the humans devolved from a more advanced society because of the titans
User avatar #228 to #110 - waaw (02/11/2014) [-]
A predator drone firing hellfire missiles would be able to kill a titan within minutes if not seconds,and that's technology we already have developed, produced and deployed. That's not even getting into the serious stuff. You shoot a Davy Crockett at one of them, and even if its 60 meters tall, you're not just going to sever its neck, you will literally blow it to smithereens.
#123 to #110 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
**** son, you no nothing on modern weaponry. First off, titan regen has limits, and also are you doing a scenario where people suddenly burst into titans? Cause that's a **** scenario. Wanna know what will happen when a percentage of the world turns into psychopathic murderers? Develop a way to kill titans? Bitch did you ever hear about a air strikes or rocket launchers? Heck grenade launchers would be enough to stop them. Or fairly powerful weapons that will go through titan flesh like butter. **** son, you don't know two ***** on how such a situation will go down. Cause you're just pulling percentages out of your ass.
User avatar #114 to #110 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
Where is it hinted at in the comics that they had a more advanced technology state at one time? I have read the manga and seen the anime. They specifically state that one of the reasons titans were so easily able to overthrow humanity was because they DIDN'T have advanced technology or firearms.

In addition, I specifically stated that millions of people would die and said that "after the military started reacting" everything would be handled quickly.. As for deployment costs, I am sure some counties would fare better or worse than others. I myself am less than 20 miles from a military weapons depot with dozens of tanks, jets, bombers, and even a high security bunker/arsenal complex. My country would fare better than another, but considering we have the technology to fire a DUC round 50 miles and hit a target 2 inches in diameter, I doubt a 30-40 foot unarmored behomoth would be hard to hit with a crippling blow.

Not trying to be a jerk, it is just simple logic. The society in the manga only has single shot unrifled black powder firearms firing short range solid ball ammo. We have so very VERY much more at our disposal from ships to bombers to attack helicopters to tanks to the rifle on a soldiers back and the LAW in his hands.
User avatar #118 to #114 - hellomynameisbill (02/11/2014) [-]
I can agree that our technology at this stage is much better than their late renaissance/pre-industrial age technology, but with civilians being crucial for militia forces and frontline soldiers being limited and expendable, advanced weaponry is useless without people to properly use it considering that the titan's supposed invincibility would take it's toll on the military's forces during the early stages of the titan's war. shooting a titan to bits with a high powered rocket launcher would be useless if you can't sever the back of the neck.
#124 to #118 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
With modern rocket launchers, hitting the center mass will most definitely destroy the nape of their neck.
User avatar #119 to #118 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
40% Of the United States population is active, reserved, or retired military. Another 5% is active or retired law enforcement, although there may be some overlap with military of course. Again, I know not every country is set up like America. I just don't see a titan invasion making the human race all but extinct.
User avatar #111 to #110 - hellomynameisbill (02/11/2014) [-]
the military would try to enter the fight as soon as possible to protect the citizens. The initial impact would drain the military's supplies to the point where they won't be able to hold an effective offense for long enough. the titans don't fear and won't retreat nor will they just stop
#131 to #111 - endospore ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
"drain the military's resources."

America has been in a war for over ten years and hasn't stopped fighting once. The only time American has gone even 5 years without war was the five years before entering WWII. Every single US president has served at least some of his term during a war. There is no such thing as peacetime in America. There is no such thing as draining the military's supplies. America IS the military.


www.loonwatch.com/2011/12/we-re-at-war-and-we-have-been-since-1776/
User avatar #197 to #131 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
DAMN STRAIGHT. We haven't even slowed down. I am not saying our constant fighting is a good thing, that if there was an invasion of some kind from an unhuman force, America would be one of the last countries to fall. I am not putting down other countries, please believe me. I am just saying that despite everything that is wrong with my country, one thing we do better than any other country is wage war. Whether on titans or humans.
User avatar #154 to #131 - hellomynameisbill (02/11/2014) [-]
offense against the titans could fare better in america, but i'm not in america, so I don't know how militarised your society is.
#82 to #1 - anonymous (02/10/2014) [-]
The events on AoT are supposed to take place in the future. The tanks, nukes, and everything else, couldn't stop the titans. In the end, the few survivors managed to wall themselves in, somehow, but were lacking in the tech they once had, and were isolated from the resources they'd need to remake it, so it was eventually lost to time (not to mention, with a very limited amount of resources, it's pretty hard to set up an electrical grid, so that went the way of everything else, hence candles and rudimentary clothing). The only reasonably technologically advanced weaponry they managed to make were the 3D maneuvering gear, which are run on natural gas (which has a finite supply).
#93 to #82 - crazyeyedbioll (02/11/2014) [-]
***** you dumb. In both the show and manga it clearly shows that when the titans first arrived humans barely had the first cannons working.
User avatar #88 to #82 - charagrin (02/11/2014) [-]
What? No they weren't. Have you read the manga or seen the show? They were only at a pre-industrial stage, hence the black powder and steampunk setting. No large buildings, no rusted out hulks from machinery, no echoes of an advanced technology.
User avatar #115 to #88 - hellomynameisbill (02/11/2014) [-]
It was hinted that they may have been at the industrial revolutionary stage, but after the titans, they devolved back into a late late renaissance. hence the monarchy in the series, but gas compression technology present
#130 to #115 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
If they had a industrial revolution stage tech level then they were probably the most incompetent and the most retarded military commanders of all time. WWI technology is enough to survive and thrive in a titan infested world.
#57 to #1 - anonymous (02/10/2014) [-]
Same thing with zombies really. A zombie apocalypse is pretty ******* unlikely even if they did exist. Unless they were like the zombies from Prototype. Because then we'd be ****** .
#32 to #1 - fargtwo (02/10/2014) [-]
"They've breached the wall! The Titans have breached the wa-AARGH"
"Outer defenses are breached! All PDF forces arm your metla charges and fall back!"
"This the the 12th Cadian. Shadowswords inbound. We will defend the wall. Ave Imperator."
#238 to #32 - ichibenz (02/11/2014) [-]
Had to up this, just because of the Baneblade. Love the IG!
#73 to #32 - vorarephilia (02/10/2014) [-]
Then the space marines arrive and take all the credit for killing the titans.

Q. Who would win? Ork WAAAGH or titans?
A. Everyone who gets to watch.
User avatar #64 to #32 - leafonthewind (02/10/2014) [-]
****
why aren't we funding this
#47 to #32 - bobthedilder (02/10/2014) [-]
If that fails, fight titans, WITH TITANS!
User avatar #188 to #47 - zerpderp (02/11/2014) [-]
or you know we could just throw the death korps of krieg at them and entertain ourselves
User avatar #69 to #47 - joancod (02/10/2014) [-]
Dude, organic titans have nothing against Mechanicum gorious Titans. And if everything fails, bring on a ******* Dies Irae.
User avatar #230 to #69 - fargtwo (02/11/2014) [-]
I think Dies Irae got killed in the Battle of the Imperial Palace. I think it was fighting for the traitors too.
User avatar #9 to #1 - corocop (02/10/2014) [-]
***** have you not seen pacific rim? Military couldnt do ********
#149 to #9 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
You think pacific rim was factual? In a real life scenario, the government would just build drones with built-in bombs that would fly into the monsters giant cock-sucking mouth, go through to the trachea, and explode there, basically destroying any sensory nerve, and all vita connection to the brain. The End.
#152 to #149 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
They have 2 brains, and good luck piloting a UAV with a lag in its controls and visuals.
#11 to #9 - ripgeckosncherios (02/10/2014) [-]
except that pacific ring monsters are dozens of meters tall, titans are about 9 most imes, some 15, and a single one is 60 meters. For teh 60 meter dude: yeah he is problematic, but even if everything else fails you can always jsut drop an atomic bomb on him.
User avatar #187 to #11 - zerpderp (02/11/2014) [-]
well we would only need to create an explosion powerful enough to separate his head from his body so a atom bomb wouldn't be needed
#233 to #187 - ripgeckosncherios (02/11/2014) [-]
I said if all else fails, I do NOT except all else to fail. But it was just to show, that no matter how strong they were we could beat tehm because giant bombs dropped on their heads tend to be lethal.
User avatar #248 to #233 - zerpderp (02/12/2014) [-]
but but but merica freedom explosions peace through blowing your **** up and burning it the ground
User avatar #219 to #187 - imnotkickthecat ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
So your average drone strike.
User avatar #223 to #219 - zerpderp (02/11/2014) [-]
basically
#5 to #1 - amuzen (02/10/2014) [-]
the reason they're so wide spread is because the true titans have the ability to make more titans kinda like Vampires making spawn and because the true titans have super powers that can only really be rivaled by other titans, heavy artillery wouldn't do very much to something like the armored titan who's skin is harder than reinforced steel nor would it greatly effect the collosal titan who has the ability to dematerialize and materialize instantly releasing boiling hot steam when he does and is also over 50 meters tall.
The only thing I could think that our modern military could really do to avoid the titans would be to nuke the source of the outbreak before it spread but given the nature of the governments of the world I doubt this would happen.
#65 to #5 - rabidaardvark (02/10/2014) [-]
One big difference between real world and the Titan's world; Air Superiority. For all everyone's talking about our bombs and advanced weaponry, fact of the matter is with planes and helicopters the titan's greatest strength i.e; that their weak point is high and generally hard to reach now becomes a non-issue. also since they cant fly we can just swoop over and carpet bomb them into nothing. And any that start to regenerate will be so dismembered it would be a simple matter to roll a tank over the back of their necks and end them.
#53 to #5 - angelusprimus (02/10/2014) [-]
They die if you destroy a part behind their neck.
Sure an old cannon can't hurt them too much, but seriously a modern shredder missile with uranium charge would make a bloody mist out of them.
You don't have to use nuclear weapons, just drop a moab on them.
User avatar #40 to #5 - charagrin (02/10/2014) [-]
Indeed, buw it would be easy to track the 60m in either form, and a bullet travels a lot faster than even the greatest of humans can. And if youve read the manga/watched the anime, you know titan shifters are 100% human in human form, a bullet would end the problem. Or carpet bombing.

As for the armored titan, a DUC could easily destroy him. Just look into how depleted uranium based cannons work. Really awe inspiring to see a tank round go through 8 feet of steel.
#28 to #5 - lozarus ONLINE (02/10/2014) [-]
Titans versus the modern military would be a very one sided fight with the military having a crushing victory.

Even with the whole superpowers and **** , we have nuclear weapons, Bombs big enough to erase a whole block from a city, and big freaking rockets. The armored titan might have a skin stronger than reinforced steel, but it wont stand a chance against a Grand Slam or a BLU-82. Even the Colossal titan can be pretty overwhelmed. Just get 20 M270 aimed at where he is and he dies.

Sure, lots of people are going to die at first, but we have an amazing amount of firepower to deal with those things. Attack on titan guys have muzzleload cannon and swords. They dont have MLRS, tanks, air support, battleships or the like.
User avatar #126 to #28 - Tormound (02/11/2014) [-]
Dude the colossal titan is literally only good for hitting large and unmoving objects. It's shown in the series that he is slow which makes him an extremely easy target for artillery and air strikes.
#2 to #1 - micekill (02/10/2014) [-]
humans can be turn into titans at will of their creator, kinda like zombies
#234 to #2 - lozarus ONLINE (02/11/2014) [-]
And we can just, nuke the creator.

superpowers, magic and **** are no match for thermonuclear weaponry.
#121 to #2 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
Demonstrated by a single aberration titan that seems to be unique on itself. So no, more titans showing up is not a problem.
#128 to #121 - micekill (02/11/2014) [-]
ehrm, do you even read the comics?
frikking casual
#133 to #128 - anonymous (02/11/2014) [-]
Calls manga comics and I'm the casual.   
						*******					 retard.
Calls manga comics and I'm the casual.
******* retard.
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