I felt so much for Auruo in the newest episode. This episode gave so much more depth to his character. You see him as a boasting arrogant prick who only bites his tongue probably, but in this episode is really touched on his relationship with Petra, and his feelings. Him and Petra fought perfectly in sync, and mirrored each others every move. That just really shows how deep his bond with his comrades can go. Also, to elaborate on the strongly shown affections he carried for Petra, just look at the way he looked at Petra in this one scene:
He looks like he’s absolutely in love with her, he’s smitten with her, and he’s actually happy to share so much time and trust in her, and the rest of this special squad he finally belongs to.
Then, he sees Petra in trouble. He’s going towards her, trying to save her but he can’t do it himself. He’s terrified, and so scared he’s going to loose her, and the second he does.
He’s in absolute distraught. He’s all alone now and he’s lost her. He could have just gotten the hell out of there. He could have grabbed Eren and went to Levi, because at this rate he would know he’s screwed against this titan. If you listen closely at this scene, he was on the verge of breaking down and crying, but instead of crying, he was angry. He had nothing left to loose, so he gave killing the female type titan once more shot. When it didn’t work, he was overwhelmed and scared even, because nothing was left.
This is why I love Auruo so much. I love him with all my heart, and he’s an amazing character, and I really hope everyone can see all his emotions and perks now.