Attack On Titan: The most important characters.

Shingeki No Kyojin , also known as Attack on Titan , has one of the most fascinating character lineups in anime. In this article we will focus on the most important characters in the series and tell a bit of the history that we have known so far in the anime.

Which Attack On Titan character are you?

Warning: The article contains spoilers for the most recent seasons , so if you have not caught up with the series we recommend not reading it.

The most important characters of Attack On Titan And the age and height of each.

How old is Eren Yeager

1- Shingeki No Kyojin Personajes --Eren Yeager

Eren Yeager Age: 15
Birthday: May 30
Height: 1.83

Eren is the protagonist of the story. At the beginning of the series he is an impulsive boy with only one mission: to destroy the titans. This is due to various traumatic experiences, including the death of his mother at the hands of one of them. In addition, he is seen to be very spiteful at the incompetence of the military within the walls that have the responsibility to protect citizens, and that is why he decides to join the militia.

Eren and Mikasa were raised together, with Eren’s mother constantly asking Mikasa to protect him. Previously, Grisha Yeager, Eren’s father, was the Ackerman family doctor, and they trusted him very much. This is why it is understandable that Mikasa moved to live with the Yeagers after being orphaned. However, they are technically not family, as Mikasa was never adopted by the Yaegers.

Armin and Eren are very good friends, and Eren used to defend Armin from bullies when they went to classes together. Armin had beliefs that did not align with society, such as that something existed beyond the walls. However, Eren and Mikasa always promised her that they would fulfill her dream of knowing the sea together. This makes Eren very disdainful of the passive society that was willing to live and die within the walls.

He is a very competent fighter, although he can sometimes act without thinking. This often gets him into trouble and he relies heavily on Mikasa to solve those mishaps. In chapter 5 of the series we discover that Eren is an intelligent Titan, that is, a human being who can transform into a Titan at will. This makes it a great tool for your unit and fighting your enemies.

His father’s story helps uncover one of the series’ most surprising mysteries. The knowledge passed down to him and the memories they share due to the heritage of their titans makes Eren have radical ideas towards the Marley government and its people.

Eren Yeager Abilities

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  • Attack Titan: He has superhuman strength, increased stamina, and after drinking the bottle with the Hardening Serum, he can harden his body and form strong pillars. Titans can regenerate quickly and easily. But above all, the attack titan has the ability to deliver future memories to its past users, that is, that Grisha has experiences and memories that belong to Eren in the future.
  • Founding Titan: As the possessor of the coordinate, having contact with a member of the royal family allows Eren to mark a specific target to attack. This occurred during a brief contact with Dina Fritz, who was attacked by a group of pure Titans after Eren recalled that she was the Titan who murdered his mother.
  • Warhammer Titan: By stealing this Titan from Lara Tybur, Eren can use his hardening and weapon-crafting powers from the Titans’ special crystal to attack and defend.
  • Eren is a very remarkable fighter, graduating fifth in his class from military school.
  • His balance using vertical maneuvering equipment is excellent, as he was able to stay upright with faulty equipment for a few seconds.

Eren Yeager Fun facts

  • His last name is derived from the German word “jäger” , which means hunter.
  • The mangaka decided to give him dark hair so that it would be easier to draw lines of action around him, since he is a very energetic character.
  • Isayama, the mangaka , was very surprised to learn that Eren had gained popularity, as he considered him a character slave to the plot and difficult to understand.
  • His Titan form is based on the martial fighter Yushin Okami.
  • Isayama dismissed the idea that Eren had always known he was a Titan.

How old is Mikasa Ackerman

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Mikasa Ackerman Age: 15
Birthday: February 10
Height: 1.76

Mikasa is, hands down, one of the most powerful characters in the series. In addition, she is the second protagonist of the story. After her family was killed by a group of human traffickers, she moved in with Eren Yeager and her parents, Grisha and Carla. She is one of the last descendants of the Japanese shogunate who moved to the Paradis island, related to the Azumabito clan.

Her relationship with Eren is the one that motivates her the most. Despite the fact that they grew up together, it is assumed that Mikasa is in love with him, as she protects him with a very characteristic ferocity. However, Eren doesn’t seem to reciprocate. Interestingly, Mikasa is a pacifist. She never intended to leave the Wall Maria, but would have felt satisfied living the rest of her days locked there with her friends. But because of the promise she made to Eren’s mother, she feels compelled to protect him and join the military.

He also has an extremely close relationship with Armin, whom he adores like a brother. However, his protective nature towards Eren takes precedence, and more than once he has been found able to prioritize Eren’s life over Armin’s.

One reason behind his exceptional combat skills is his lineage. Being part of the Ackerman clan, Mikasa has the blood of outstanding warriors who have fought for years to defend Eldia’s crown. Her last name ties her filially with Levi, another very prominent warrior in history.

Mikasa used to be a much more outgoing and childish girl, however due to her traumatic experiences she abandoned that image and became a stoic and cold adult.

Mikasa Ackerman Abilities

  • Dexterity with vertical equipment: She is called a genius when it comes to her dexterity and agility with 3D equipment.
  • Strength: He has greater physical strength than most men in his unit. He is capable of lifting eight lances of thunder with ease, as well as having the ability to drive them into enemies, and detonate them, without fail.

Mikasa Ackerman Fun facts

  • She is the heaviest woman in the entire series, weighing 68 kg in total.
  • Its design is based on a woman who worked with Isayama. This influenced the fact that Mikasa was Asian, since his original idea was that he was Western like the rest of the characters.
  • Its name is based on the Mikasa ship, of the Japanese imperial army, which was the most important during the war with Russia.
  • The band Veil of Maya has a song called “Mikasa”, inspired by the character.

How old is Armin Arlert

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Armin Arlert Age: 15
Birthday: November 3
Height: 1.69

Armin is the third protagonist of the series. He has been friends with Eren and Mikasa since they were very little. It is thanks to his conviction that Eren decides to find a way to end the titans to know what lies beyond the walls. Armin may not be the most prominent fighter in his group, but he is an extremely crucial strategist for the development of the story.

He has a curious nature that leads him to investigate in depth about the world around him. This also made Armin an easy target for bullies at his school, but he always counted on Mikasa and Eren to defend him. However, this brought him self-esteem issues, as he believed himself a burden to others, but it also made him feel an urgent need to prove his worth.

During his training as a soldier, he felt inferior to other recruits, up to the time of his graduation. Upon graduation, he realized that his intelligence was just as useful in the military as brute force and skill with weapons. Armin is very analytical, and prefers to analyze things to solve them in the least problematic way. This, together with his intelligence, good judgment, good sense and ability to anticipate conflict, make him a very reliable tactician.

After the battle to take back the Shiganshina district, Armin sacrifices himself to capture the colossal titan. Since he did not pass away during the mission, Eren begs Levi to use the Titan’s injection to save him. Shortly after they receive news that Erwin is seriously injured. This leads to a confrontation with Levi where in the end the commander chooses Armin.

Soon after, Armin inherits the colossal titan.

Armin Arlert Abilities

Attack on titan Characters - Colossal Titan
  • Colossal Titan: Like all human Titans, he can recover from serious injuries and transform at will. The Colossal Titan has an explosive transformation that generates hot steam around it, making it especially dangerous in bodies of water. In addition, it can generate steam at will. It has a strength superior to that of other titans, thanks to its size and its regeneration capacity is very fast.
  • Great intelligence: Armin, being physically weak, uses his reasoning and observation skills to evaluate situations on the fly. This has helped his teammates numerous times who do not have as high a capacity for anticipation as Armin’s.

Fun facts

  • He is the only one in Levi’s squad who is not among the top 10 students in military school.
  • Its design on the manga, with a round nose, makes it look weaker, according to Isayama. Also, this makes him unique among his characters.
  • His birthday falls on the same celebration of culture day in Japan.

How old is Levi Ackerman

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Age: In their 30s
Birthday: December 25
Height: 1.60

Levi is probably the most popular character in Shingeki No Kyojin . He is the captain of the special operations squad of the scouting brigade. He is known as the strongest soldier that humanity has. This is due to their lineage, as the Ackerman clan was always made up of formidable warriors who defended the throne of Eldia.

Levi had a tough childhood, and thanks to this, he is obsessed with cleanliness. That is why he prefers to present himself to the nines and have his surroundings as neat as possible. Aside from his way of carrying dirt, Levi is a very cold person and difficult to get along with. He often speaks with little consideration and can sometimes even pass for a rude person.

When he lived in the underground area within the walls, he refused to take orders from anyone, until he meets Erwin Smith. However, he used to place all his trust in his comrades and eventually, when he entered the military, in his subordinates. His respect for Erwin Smith is due to the fact that he shares his vision for the brigade. Despite this, Levi often operates alone, personally taking care of difficult titans to avoid further losses.

He shows no empathy for the Titans, killing them in cold blood and without regard. This, however, makes him feel very regretful when he discovers that everyone with Eldia’s blood is capable of becoming Titans. This discovery leads him to the conclusion that all this time he has been murdering human beings, and he feels disgusted at the idea.

Levi can be a character who has the makings of a leader, and has earned the respect of many, but he often loses his mind when people ignore him in difficult decisions. This leads him to react with violence uncharacteristic of his stoicism.

Armin Arlert Abilities

  • Skill with vertical equipment: He is one of the most adept characters when using this equipment, so much so that it is said that he is the best when operating it.
  • Strength and Agility: It is considered as valuable as an entire brigade. Even before joining the military, he was seen as an extremely strong soldier.

Armin Arlert Fun facts

  • Her age is one of the series’ great mysteries, as Isayama has repeatedly refused to give a specific number. The only clues he has given are that he is past his 30s, and that he is older than he appears.
  • At some point, Levi wanted to open a tea shop.
  • He is unable to get drunk, this means that his tolerance to alcohol is very high.
  • Only sleep two to three hours.
  • Levi cuts his hair himself.
  • He does not like to put anything in tea because he cannot afford it financially.

How old was Erwin Smith

How old was Erwin Smith

Erwin Smith Age: Not available
Birthday: October 14
Height: 1.88

He was the commander of the reconnaissance squad. Very intelligent and cautious, he was an extremely responsible and respected commander. His troops were important to him, but he didn’t hesitate to sacrifice them if it meant saving the rest of humanity. And thanks to how much they admired him, his troops were more than willing to sacrifice themselves at his command.

His personality was always very complex, since he was a serious, calculating and future-conscious man. Although he trusted his men, he was able to quickly discern that they had a spy among the troops, and because of this, he generated a close, closed circle to share sensitive information. He was very eloquent in speaking, and this got Eren out of trouble during the military trial.

Erwin might seem extremely stoic, but he always had unwavering ideals and a great curiosity to know what was beyond the walls. This is the reason why he leads the entire operation back towards Shiganshina, to discover what was hidden in the basement. He even went so far as to prioritize discovering this information and proving his father’s theories were correct, over defending humanity.

Erwin Smith Abilities

  • Fierce and dedicated fighter, capable of sacrificing his own safety if crucial to a mission.
  • He was a great strategist.

Erwin Smith Fun facts

  • He never wanted to establish a relationship with anyone due to the uncertainty of when he would die.
  • He is the only commander who has been promoted before his predecessor passed away.

How old is Hange Zoë

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Hange Zoë Age: Not available
Birthday: October 14
Height: 1.70

He inherits the title of commander of the reconnaissance squad directly from Erwin, who appoints him before his death. He is tasked with investigating the Titans and making inventions that can hurt them more effectively. His passion for investigating the titans comes after much hatred, since when he joined the squad he felt disdain and disgust towards said creatures.

He is a crucial member of the military, as his intelligence allows him to put together essential tactics to attack the Titans. In addition, he is in charge of designing weapons, and anti-titan cannons are one of his inventions (called “executioners of hell”).

Thanks to his studies, the information provided by Eren and Connie’s conjectures, he comes to the conclusion that all the inhabitants of the island can become Titans, and that originally, they were always human beings. This completely changes the way you study creatures.

Hange Zoë Abilities

  • Higher Intelligence: The different way of looking at the Titans gave humanity invaluable information. Thanks to discovering that Eren was a Titan, he acquired new information about the nature of the creatures.
  • Dexterity with vertical equipment: Due to his desire to study the Titans, his ability to react when he was near one allowed him to evade them at just the right moment.

Hange Zoë Fun facts

  • Isayama, the author of the play, refused to give Hange a specific genre, saying that the reader is free to interpret the character as they prefer. However, in the anime she was given feminine characteristics, despite the fact that her voice actress, Romi Park, often plays young male characters and her voice has been described as androgynous.
  • He has a close relationship with Levi Ackerman.
  • His name in the West is usually translated to Hans Zoe.
  • The first characteristic of the character to settle down was his goggles.

How old is Pure brown

attack on titan Reiner Braun

Pure brown Age: 17
Birthday: August 1
Height: 1.85

Reiner Braun is the main protagonist of the Marley arc. He was an important member of Levi’s squad. However, it turned out to be a traitor sent by Marley to capture the Founding Titan, who turned out to be Eren Yeager. A member of the Marleyan warriors, he is the young man appointed to the Armored Titan. He’s the vice captain of this unit.

He grew up in the closed area of ​​Liberio, as he was the son of a Marleyan man with an Eldian. Thanks to his Eldian heritage, he was selected as one of the children to enter the warriors’ military program. This program is based, in part, on indoctrinating children of the Eldian race to think negatively towards their peers. This causes Reiner to grow up thinking that the people of Paradis Island are monsters.

His childhood was quite complicated, considering that he was a child of mixed blood who was abandoned by his father. This made him withdrawn and quiet, but he had the will to become a warrior, convinced that this would bring his father home. In the year 845 he is sent to Paradis Island along with Bertoldt, Annie and Marcel Galliard to infiltrate the militia and discover who had possession of the Founding Titan.

After losing Marcel when he is eaten by Ymir, Reiner begins to imitate his personality. He becomes a more assertive teenager, even threatening his peers to ensure that they follow his orders. But this did not mean that he was indifferent to them, but on the contrary, Reiner was always deeply faithful to his companions.

This characteristic would prove an obstacle to him when making decisions that could hurt the Eldians, who he also came to see as friends. In Marley’s arc, we notice that Reiner doesn’t hold any kind of grudge towards them. Rather, it humanizes their actions before a people who see them as evil beings.

Pure brown Abilities

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  • Armored Titan: Like all Titans, Reiner is capable of regenerating and healing any wound, including lost limbs. The Armored Titan has a special skin that differentiates it from other titans, as it is highly resistant to blows and wounds. This ability also allows him to harden certain weak points at will, sacrificing speed and combat prowess to protect himself. You can also sharpen that hardened skin for spikes and wall climbing.
  • He is highly competent as a soldier and fighter, as well as having exceptional dexterity with special equipment for maneuvering.
  • In hand-to-hand combat he is the best among all his companions.

Pure brown Fun facts

  • Thanks to his confrontation with Eren in the basement, we discover that the regeneration granted him by the Titans depends on his will to live. Reiner at this point in the story has completely lost her, which is why it takes too long to heal after protecting Falco.
  • He is the favorite character of Isayama, the author of the play.
  • The psychological problems that the character presents resemble dissociative identity disorder, which is normally associated with post-traumatic stress disorder.

How old is Bertholdt Hoover

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Bertholdt Hoover Age: 16
Birthday: August 1
Height: Not available

Bertholdt Hoover is one of the main antagonists of the first half of the series. A member of the 104th class of the military-in-training, he graduated third in the class. He eventually joined the reconnaissance group led by Levi Ackerman. In the year 845 he broke the Wall Maria with Reiner Braun and Annie Leonhart, attempting to retrieve the Founding Titan to bring him back to Marley. He was the former user of the Colossal Titan, until Armin Arlert devoured him.

Bertholdt was always very quiet, and did not have much willpower, he simply knew how to follow orders. He identified himself as a coward and didn’t have much self-esteem. This behavior allowed her to be the least emotionally involved warrior during his mission. He did not feel any remorse for his actions, much less regret them.

Bertholdt learned to use the powers of his Titan immediately, displaying an intelligence that was rarely appreciated in the series.

Bertholdt Hoover Abilities

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  • Colossal Titan: As the former user of the Colossal Titan, Bertholdt transformed into a 200-foot-tall titan. Although his movements were slow and heavy, he made up for it with the strength of his long limbs. His Titan form also had the ability to generate heat that it expelled from the body, under pressure. This served to defend against attacks using vertical equipment.
  • Bertholdt was the only warrior capable of disappearing his Titan in seconds.

Bertholdt Hoover Fun facts

  • He is the only human character to be molded based on his Titan, with the author wondering what kind of person would come out if the Colossal Titan were a weak, fearful, and docile human.
  • He used to sleep in very strange positions, and the 104th division students had a game of predicting the weather using his sleeping poses.

How old is Annie Leonhart

Shingeki No Kyojin --Annie Leonhart

Annie Leonhart Age: 16
Birthday: March 22
Height: 1.53

She is the antagonist of the Female Titan arc. A user of the Female Titan, Annie is one of Marley’s spies who came to Paradis to bring chaos to the island and force the Founding Titan out of hiding. His allegiance belongs only to the people of Marley, his parents and his companions, Bertholdt and Reiner. He was part of the 104 military training group and joined the military police brigade.

Annie is an exceptional fighter, so much so that she graduated as the fourth most outstanding of her class of recruits. However, she is quite closed and finds it difficult to work with others. She is in charge of espionage among the warriors, infiltrating the underground zone as a refugee to follow Kenny Ackerman, who had connections with royalty.

His apathetic way of treating others does not go unnoticed by Eren and company, who are trying to gain his trust. It can even be said that Annie admires the way of being of Eren, who remains very firm in his convictions. She and the protagonist had different training sessions, with Annie showing him her way of fighting to help him lose his stiffness.

This earns him the jealousy of Mikasa, who came to feel that they were getting too close. Annie also has a complicated relationship with Armin, who constantly visits her during her induced coma and talks to her about all her ex-partners and the progress of their operations.

Despite being a spy, Annie only yearns for a normal life. The only reason she wants to return to Marley is to see her father, whom she loves very much.

Annie Leonhart Abilities

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  • She is the most outstanding melee fighter of all the students, only being comparable to Mikasa. He knows martial arts, and his fighting style is admired by all the students.
  • Female Titan: Aside from typical Titan regeneration, Annie can crystallize certain parts of her body for convenience. This allowed her more than once to protect her neck from Mikasa and Levi’s attacks, and emerge unscathed from the confrontation when they finally caught her. The induced coma he’s in is thanks to the crystal produced by the Titans.
  • Titan Control: With his scream, he is able to ask pure Titans for help, but his range is limited.

Annie Leonhart Fun facts

  • His fighting style resembles Muay Thai.
  • Her hair is based on a photo of Avril Lavigne.
  • She talks in her sleep and does “special” effects that they emulate when practicing kicks against trees.
  • She wears her hood to get away from people when she needs to be alone.

How old is Jean Kirstein

Shingeki No Kyojin --Jean Kirstein

Jean Kirstein Age: Not available
Birthday: April 7
Height: 1.75

He is the sixth best recruit in class 104. He is originally from the Trost district within the Rose Wall, and he joined the militia hoping to have a peaceful life by participating in the police brigade. However, he joined the recognition regime after discovering his own leadership potential.

Jean is very rough and does not think when he speaks, constantly causing conflict. He is so pragmatic that he prefers not to put himself in dangerous situations, which is why he wanted to join the military police, as this guaranteed him a relatively quiet life.

During his time as a student, Jean was easily frustrated, reacting violently most of the time. This immediately makes him an enemy to Eren, as he hated people with unbreakable ideals and “unfulfilled” dreams.

However, Marco, one of his teammates, always saw his leadership potential. Thanks to her own insecurities, Jean was able to stay out of harm’s way and analyze situations quickly. Another important fact is that Jean may seem selfish, but in reality he is very faithful to his companions, and he values ​​the lives of his soldier friends very much.

Jean Kirstein Abilities

  • His leadership skills are comparable to Armin’s. He is also capable of making important tactical decisions when necessary.
  • He has very good aim with firearms.
  • He is capable of handling electric lances with great dexterity.

Jean Kirstein Fun facts

  • Isayama originally created Jean and Armin as one character.
  • He is one of Isayama’s favorite characters, second only to Reiner.

How old is Connie Springer

Connie Springer

Connie Springer Age: 16
Birthday: May 2
Height: 1.58

A member of the 104th class of recruits, he graduated 8th in the class. He is originally from a rural village in the Rose Wall called Ragako. He is a charismatic and sweet character, who always speaks his mind and likes to show off what he can do. However, that sweet and familiar disposition that he had, was corroded little by little due to the tragedies that he has lived through.

Each encounter with the Titans transformed Connie further from a noisy and happy boy to a withdrawn and angry young man. This must also be added to the fact that Connie is one of the first to conclude that all humans on the island can transform into Titans, as she finds her mother transformed into Titan when she visits her ancient village.

This traumatizes him to an irreparable point, transforming him into an angry young man who does not think about the consequences of his actions. Despite this, he is extremely faithful to his companions, especially Sasha and Jean, who became his closest friends in the regiment.

Connie Springer Abilities

  • He’s fast and skilled with vertical gear, so fast that he’s hardly ever faced a Titan head-to-head.

Connie Springer Fun facts

  • Connie cuts her own hair.
  • Isayama only created the character to fill in the top 10 students in the regiment.

How old is Sasha Blouse

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Sasha Blous Age: 16
Birthday: July 26
Height: 1.73

Sasha was a member of the reconnaissance squad and graduated 9th in the recruits class. He joined the squad after seeing Eren’s determination to eliminate all the Titans. She was best known for her love of food, as she always stole rations and adored potatoes. She is originally from Dauper, a small town south of the Rose Wall.

Sasha was always a great friend to her peers, funny and with a friendly personality. At first, she was shy and nervous when faced with stressful situations, but she was very intuitive. In addition, he was very brave, and knew how to judge moments of danger.

She lived through a tough childhood when the Wall Maria was destroyed, as the refugees severely cut back on food supplies. This justifies her passion for eating, as she previously hunted for herself and her family. It also explains his great skill with firearms and excellent marksmanship, as he was the archer of the family.

His great heart and empathy for children was what caused his downfall, as he was unable to kill Gabi Braun when he had her in his sights and established as a threat.

Sasha Blous Abilities

  • She was one of the best snipers in the regiment, having hunted her entire life with a bow and arrow.
  • She knew how to hide very well and was skilled at stealing, as she constantly stole food from the kitchens.

Sasha Blous Fun facts

  • Her name comes from the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, showing Isayama’s intention to transform her into the comic element of the series.
  • Isayama intended to kill her in volume 9, but her editor felt so bad that she begged her not to do it so soon.
  • He likes all food, without exception.

How old is Krista Lenz

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Krista Lenz Age: 15
Birthday: January 15
Height: 1.45

She is the current queen within the walls. Illegitimate daughter of Rod Reiss, and the last heir to the surname. She was forced to live in isolation, and when her mother was killed, she was sent inside the walls with another identity to join the militia, awaiting her death from incompetence. However, Historia always showed great judgment and intelligence when in the regiment.

Historia was originally very shy and did not know how to interact with others. But when she befriends Ymir, the other girl notices her empathy and sweetness, and her desire to be perceived as a good person. Ymir always protected her, even when she made impulsive decisions that could put her in danger. Due to her upbringing, Historia felt that she was an unnecessary burden in society, preferring to die without attracting attention or generating large losses.

She lost her memory as a child and her true identity was transformed into a mystery. But this changes when he reunites with his father and recovers all his childhood memories.

When she discovers her true identity as the heir to the throne within the walls, Historia becomes an assertive and courageous young woman. He even dares to beat Levi to show that he is not afraid of humanity’s strongest soldier, and as revenge for treating them badly in the regiment.

She establishes a close friendship with Ymir, who after protecting her for a long time, becomes known as a human Titan. He also considers Eren one of his great friends, and refuses his idea of ​​a genocide in Marley.

Krista Lenz Fun facts:

  • Historia is the 10th in her class, but that’s because Ymir wasted her time to make her look better in qualifying.
  • Isayama created her with the purpose of her being the moe character , but it wasn’t until the Royal Government arc that she really felt it gave her a personality.
  • She was the most popular girl in the class and it is known that many of her classmates were in love with her.

How old is Zeke Yeager

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Age: 25
Birthday: August 1
Height: 1.83

Zeke Yeager is the main antagonist of the third season and the user of the Titan Beast. He is the captain of Marley’s warrior unit, whose mission is to recover the Founding Titan from Paradise Island. Zeke is an extremely intelligent character who uses his logic and deduction to manipulate both sides of the war and achieve his own missions.

He is the son of Grisha Yeager and Dina Fritz, which makes him Eren’s half-brother. Furthermore, he is a member of the royal family on his mother’s side. He is intelligent and curious. In his first encounter with a Paradis soldier, he wanted to discover how vertical equipment works, and about their language.

Zeke’s view of Eldians in society is extremely negative, nihilistic even. Since he was a teenager he preferred that his race did not exist, which leads him to think of the possible genocide of Eldia as an acceptable future for his people. This is partly because his entire childhood was, in part, manipulated by his parents and then rejected by all the adults in his life.

Zeke feels very sorry for Eren, whom he sees as another victim of his father. Grisha, when Zeke was young, forced him to join Marley’s warrior program to work as a spy for her cause. Grisha and Dina, his mother, gradually moved away from Zeke in favor of continuing to mobilize the rebels, which generates an excessive resentment on the part of the child. Furthermore, Zeke only interacted with his grandparents, who disowned the Eldians and considered them monsters.

After much rejection and resentment towards his family, Zeke ends up betraying them before the government, saying that they were rebels to an army officer. This causes Grisha and Dina to end up on Paradis Island, but Grisha manages to save herself from being transformed into Pure Titan, and inherits the Attack Titan.

Zeke Yeager Abilities

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  • Beast Titan: This Titan has the ability to transform people of the Eldian race into pure Titans and make them do his bidding. However, it is limited to people who consumed or were injected with their cerebrospinal fluid. Zeke’s scream is capable of transforming them and in addition, these special titans can move at night. The Beast Titan is one of the only Titans that is capable of speaking.

Zeke Yeager Fun facts

  • The Beast Titan resembles the Sasquatch, Yeti, Bigfoot, etc.
  • He is a fan of baseball, which led to him practicing with rocks in his Titan form.
  • His birthday is the same day as Reiner Braun.

Other relevant characters

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  • Grisha Yeager: Father of Eren and Zeke. He was part of the Eldian Restoration along with his first wife, Dina Fritz, but was betrayed by their son Zeke. Later, he was appointed as a spy within Paradis Island to take the Founding Titan away from the Reiss family after inheriting the Attack Titan. The information he kept in his basement was a crucial element in uncovering the truth beyond the walls.
  • Ymir: User of the Titan Jawbone and the greatest ally of Historia Reiss. She was used as a subject of devotion in a sect of the goddess Ymir, which led to her being captured by the police and transformed into a pure titan. In this form, he devours Marcel Galliard, allowing him to regain his human form upon inheriting the Titan Jawbone.
  • Gabi Braun: Reiner’s cousin, member of the Marley Warriors program. She is the culprit of Sasha’s death. Possible heir to the Armored Titan.
  • Falco Grice: Candidate for the warrior program and possible heir to the Armored Titan. His innocence helps Eren Yeager infiltrate Marley and this brings with it the confrontation with Reiner and the consequent loss of the Titan Warhammer.
  • Pieck Finger: User of the Titan Carro. Major antagonist in the war against Marley.
  • Porco Galliard: Younger brother of Marcel Galliard, the user of the original Titan Jawbone. Inherit said titan after the capture of Ymir. Major antagonist in the war against Marley.

Source of information : Fandom.

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