Anonymous: conservative republican marco omg idk why i havent thought about it that way until now; "i want the honor to serve under the king" and armins like you mean the same jackass king thats killed thousands of people including my grandad
lmao the honor of first realizing that marco’s a conservative republican goes to nikehime. he would’ve been on that “white people mourning romney blog” for sure. just like?? you KNOW armin backed himself up in their arguments with tons of well-researched and sourced facts on the government’s numerous flaws and badly-covered-up abuses, because armin doesn’t know when to quit when it comes to going after people who are deliberately, stubbornly, and aggressively incorrect.
but marco legit did not care that armin’s entire family was sent on a death march by the government, and continues to sing the government’s praises without a single hint of irony. (like, at least the other MPs are honest about why they’re there (hitch) or have lofty dreams of purging the corruption that they accept is rampant in the government (marlo).) there’s also the fact that he casually called sasha and her village a bunch of hicks simply because they didn’t confirm to the government’s demands to sacrifice their homes to focus on agriculture. and if i’m going to take anything from OVA 3 as canon, it’s going to be the fact that marco’s an incompetent buffoon at leadership who tries and fails to get armin to not report his numerous fuckups (also backed up by the trost storehouse incident, where he does NOTHING and then PASSES OUT while armin gets everyone out alive).
like, christ. marco barely has a personality as it is, and the fact that his fandom worships him as some sort of saint is HILARIOUS considering that the few scraps of characterization he got point at him being fake as hell under a completely patronizing exterior.