“I love the character development for Hange in this chapter. It certainly opened her up as more than just a mad scientist.”
shes never been despicted as just a mad scientist in canon.
anime fucked her up and made her a comic relief character and then fandom run with it because fandom is terrible to female characters in general. in canon she’s one of the highest ranked officials, is always by erwin’s side (and erwin listens to her opinions and theories), commands multiple squads at once, comes up with the survey corps plans of action, is an excellent mentor and role model for the kids, etc etc etc
so ya’ll need to stop right now with this mad scientist bull.