enter image description hereIn episode 17 of Attack on Titan season 3 part 2, when Levi takes out the Beast Titan's arm, eyes, and legs, Levi is in the air above the downed titan. When Levi goes for the kill, Zeke says that he doesn't have enough time to harden his nape. (YouTube video)

Levi was in the air, reeling in towards the Beast Titan. The ODM wire was still taut but the ODM gear was set to reel speed. It's demonstrated time and time again that when people using the ODM would listen to the order from the captains/whoever was in charge, they all move at the same speed and don't seem to rehook. They just stay there.

We saw Annie/the Female Titan harden quick enough to be protected from Oluo which was really fast.

But back to Levi, there wasn't any tall freestanding objects insight, so how did he move so fast? Please don't say it was gravity. He wasn't falling, he was reeling.

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    I think he could be using more gas than usual similar how mikasa did in season 1 (?) which surprise other regiment on how she able to move so fast. If I remember it right, it was the episode where there is a cart stuck in the gate and the people can't evacuate because of it
    – Nathan
    Oct 23, 2019 at 0:43
  • well I don't think that was it for Mikasa she was in the city so she had a lot of things to grapple on to but ill rewatch it just to be sure. Thx for responding :)
    – xpert
    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:28
  • And how would you use more gas? I think its the same thing as reeling. There is a limit to how much has is used.
    – xpert
    Oct 23, 2019 at 11:30
  • After seeing this clip, it's somewhat similar to how he attacked Annie when they were in the forest. I could not recall this fast attack ever explained or elaborated in the anime and manga. What I do know is that Levi is skilled at using the ODM gear that there is probably some 'secret' or 'technique' to using it to enable someone to do this that only Levi knows. But this is purely speculation on my part.
    – W. Are
    Oct 25, 2019 at 13:23
  • yeah, I really don't see how Levi can do all that with the ODM gear. If it was realistic He would be like mich, good with the ODM but realistically, all of the things that Miche does when he stays behind the give the others time is doable. Unlike Levi and using his sonic attack on the Female and Beast titans.
    – xpert
    Oct 25, 2019 at 16:36

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  1. First : He's using more gas. as Mikasa did in S1 E7. I pinned. but how they can using more gas? there is no valve as you can see in the pictures I've pasted. I re-watched the Episode 7 and 8 from Season 1 multiple times but they said :

    No one knows how the ODM works except engineers

so I only can guess maybe they hold gas fire button(as you can see in the second picture there is two button on the handle , bottom button is for using gas) for long time or maybe push it rapidly or push it with more power. I really don't know and I searched whole of the internet and it seems no one knows :-D

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And this is how ODM is work.

How ODM Works 1

How ODM Works 2

  1. Second : He's an Ackerman as it explained here :

    The Ackermans have an "awakened power" displayed by some members of the clan. Levi Ackerman describes it as "knowing exactly what needs to be done, and it lets the Ackermans exhibit physical abilities far above the average human. Eren Yeager learns from Zeke that this is because they were the result of the old Eldian Empire experimenting with the Subjects of Ymir. They can manifest the power of the Titans as humans, without becoming a Titan or inheriting any of the Nine Titans. When awakened, the Ackerman gains the battle experience from every single Ackerman before them via paths.

You also can watch this video at 3:40 for proof the ability of Ackerman clan or Ackerman family

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    The gas function is limited. Just because Levi is an Ackerman doesn't mean that he can do this. So if an Ackerman has a knife and knows that someone is around the corner and if he/she so chooses to throw it, it won't bend around the corner just because said person is an Ackerman. The ODM gear has limits, also how can he use more gas? Does he push down on the lever higher that is never explained in the manga or anime. Thx for answering. It means a lot!
    – xpert
    Oct 27, 2019 at 15:08
  • But how do they increase gas pressure? I dont think ive seen her increase gas pressure i think its just for effect or may not. idk.
    – xpert
    Oct 28, 2019 at 0:18
  • tbh they really dont explain everything you can do with the odm gear
    – xpert
    Oct 28, 2019 at 11:45
  • i didnt know they could shoot backwards or not retract or as u say increase gas pressure.
    – xpert
    Oct 28, 2019 at 11:46
  • Can you give me an example of an increase in gas pressure?
    – xpert
    Oct 28, 2019 at 14:33

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