15 ATTACK ON TITAN Characters & 5 Things About This Anime.

Eren? Mikasa? or Armin? who is your favorite? what are the 5 things you need to know in this anime? Find the answer in this article!
Elva updated on 2022-08-24 21:27:44

The story is set in a world where humanity lives in cities surrounded by enormous walls; a defense against the Titans, gigantic humanoids that eat humans seemingly without reason. The story initially centers on Eren Yeager with his childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert. After an attack on his hometown, he watched his mother being eaten by a Titan, and he vows to eradicate all Titan. He then joined the military to fight the Titans. Here is a list of Attack on Titan characters you should look out for if you’re planning on picking up the anime.

Part 1. 15 Attack on Titan Main Characters

1. Eren Yeager

The main protagonist of the series After witnessing his mother being devoured by a Titan, he dedicates his life to their eradication. He was swallowed by a Titan during his first mission in the military. However, he soon reappears as a 15-meter (49 ft) Titan who fights other Titans on equal ground. He was then placed into the Survey Corps' Special Operations Squad; as he learns to control his Titan-changing ability and discovers other abilities he also possesses. Eren is strong-willed and passionate but with limited self-control.

Eren Yeager

2. Mikasa Ackerman

Mikasa is Eren's childhood friend who his family took in after slave traders orphaned her. A normally quiet and withdrawn girl, she maintains a stoic expression except when it comes to Eren, she feels compelled to protect and follow him at all costs, including joining him in the Survey Corps. She graduates from the Training Corps top of her class and is regarded by officers as an unprecedented genius and prodigy. Though technically half-blooded, she is the last known person of Asian descent residing in the Walls.


3. Armin Arlert

Armin is Eren's childhood friend who joins him in the Scouts to order to make a meaningful difference in the world and to fulfill his dream of seeing the outside world. When Armin was young, his parents tried to venture beyond the Wall by creating a hot air balloon but were found out and killed by the First Interior Squad, leaving Armin to be raised by his grandfather. After joining the Training Corps with Eren and Mikasa, Armin initially has an inferiority complex, seeing how he falls short of his companions in combat and endurance. However, he excels in academics and his confidence slowly grows when he realizes he can use his brain and strategic abilities to help his friends. He has proven to be that kind of character that gives emotional and intellectual support.


4. Zoe hange

Hange is a bespectacled Survey Corps veteran and the leader of the 4th Squad. A scientist who studies the Titans. Hange shows little fear when interacting with them and is thus ecstatic when initially meeting Eren. Originally, Hange had an intense hatred against Titans until the discovery of Ilse Langnar's notebook Hange then developed an obsessive interest in Titans and gets uncomfortably intimate with them. Hange also invents new special weapons for the Scouts to use, such as a barrel that fires multiple grappling hooks to capture Titans alive, as well as the Thunder Spears which is instrumental to the later successful recapture of Wall Maria. In the aftermath of the battle of Shiganshina, Hange's left eye is lost because of shrapnel caused by Colossal Titan's transformation and was later covered up with an eyepatch. Hange succeeds Erwin as commander of the Survey Corps. Hange is one of the most interesting character in Attack on Titan, why? The gender is ambiguous…

Zoe Hange

5. Reiner Braun

Reiner is a member of the Marleyan military's Warrior Unit and is the holder of the Armored Titan. As the leader of the infiltration unit responsible for Marley's opening offensive against the Walls, he serves as one of the main antagonists, although he was only revealed to be an antagonist later in the series. Reiner is introduced as a cadet of the 104th Training Corps who graduates 2nd in his class.

Reiner Braun

6. Erwin Smith

Commander of the Survey Corps, who led the last mission before the fall of Wall Maria, having served the government even after they murdered his father as a child believing it was for the good for the people to conceal the truth of Paradis' establishment. He also made difficult choices for the benefit of others, which required him to sacrifice the lives of his men to see it through; he has a reputation for gambling everything on unorthodox battle strategies. He is a charismatic and calculating leader who encourages creative thinking among his subordinates. Erwin developed the Long-Range Scouting Formation, which substantially reduced the Survey Corps' death toll during its expeditions.

Erwin Smith

7. Sasha Blouse

Sasha is a hunter from the mountainous Dauper District. She is tall and lean, and her brown hair is styled in a ponytail. She is noted as a proficient hunter skilled with a bow and has remarkable hearing and instincts. She seems obsessed with food and was nicknamed "Potato Girl” for eating a potato during a military training drill. She joins the military after getting into an argument with her father when he tells her they must give up their traditional hunting lifestyle in the forest in favor of farming to support the large number of refugees moving to the area after the fall of Wall Maria. She is a fun-loving girl with an incredible appetite and is easily the most lovable female character in the series.

Sasha Blouse

8. Connie Springer

Connie hails from the Ragako District of Wall Rose. He has an outgoing and upbeat personality, always trying his best to keep his teammates pumped up and not shying away from encounters with Titans. His training instructor describes him as having a good sense of balance and performs well with the vertical maneuvering equipment, but that he also has a slow mind and makes strategic mistakes. Having ranked eighth in his class, he initially plans to join the Military Police but changes his mind after hearing Eren's speech and eventually joins the Survey Corps.

 Connie Springer

9. Jean kirstein

A hot-headed young man who speaks his mind, he initially planned to join the Military Police to live safely within Wall Sheena and manages to graduate within the top ten of his class, ranking sixth. He and Eren have opposing ideals; Jean thinks Eren is suicidal for wanting to be on the front line while Eren views Jean as cowardly for wanting a cushy life in the Inner District. After his close friend Marco died, he joins the Survey Corps. Jean later rises to become a commanding officer in the Survey Corps.

Jean kirstein

10. Ymir

Ymir is also a member of the 104th Training Corps and the romantic partner of Krista. She is distant, harsh and critical, maintaining an air of indifference, but she later reveals other good traits, especially when around Krista. She ranked 10th in the training standing and this is due to her strongly holding back her actual abilities. She has the ability to transform into a Jaw Titan which although small, can still take down more enormous Titans. She often criticizes people for being untrue to themselves


11. Marco Bott

Marco is from the Jinae District and becomes close friends with Armin and Jean. He was known to be 'goody-two-shoes' and aspired to join the Military Police so he can serve King Fritz, only to end up being killed under mysterious circumstances near the end of the battle of Trost. It is later revealed that he inadvertently overheard Berthold and Reiner talking about their Marleyan mission. Reiner tackles him before leaving him to be consumed partly by a titan. Marco's death has a significant impact on Jean, who subsequently abandoned his selfish attitude as well as Reiner and Annie themselves who still think about causing his death.

Marco Bott

12. Annie Leonhardt

An Eldian cadet of the Marleyan Warriors, Annie is introduced as a cadet in the 104th Training Corps, where she graduated ranking 4th in her class. She has short blonde hair and is a small-statured loner who is skilled in melee combat, raised by her father to consider the world her enemy. As a cadet, she teaches Eren some of her melee skills and later joins the Military Police, where she is seen as the quiet girl. Annie is later revealed to be a member and the only female Warriors that is part of Reiner's infiltration team to capture the Founding Titan. She is the only one whose titan has feminine features hence the name Female Titan. She is also the only Female Titan we’ve seen in the series so far

Annie Leonhardt

13. Krista Lens

Krista is a small-statured girl who is described as friendly and warm-hearted to the point where some of her peers regard her as an angel. She is in a romantic relationship with Ymir. It was later revealed that her true identity is Historia Reiss. She is an illegitimate child of the king of Eldia; she was supposed to be killed but was spared and sent to live in a farmhouse. Krista later joins the 104th Training Corps as a suicide attempt. She survived and was later kidnapped alongside Eren by her father Rod Reiss to make her consume Eren’s coordinate power of the Founding Titan; she refuses and joined hands with the Survey Corps to take down her father. As the only living heir, she assumes the throne as Queen and relinquishes most of her ruling power to the Military.

Krista Lens

14. Hannes

Hannes is the Garrison soldier who saves Eren and Mikasa during the attack on Shiganshina. When Eren finishes cadet training, Hannes had become a Garrison squad leader. He seeks to repay a debt to the Yeager Family for saving his wife and family from a deadly disease. Hannes assisted Mikasa and the other Survey Corps in rescuing Eren from Reiner and Bertolt.

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15. Carla Yeager

Carla is Eren's mother and Mikasa's guardian. Carla was originally a waitress in Shiganshina who fell in love with Grisha Yeager, Eren’s father, after saving her and others from a plague. She was in opposition to Eren's decision to join the Survey Corps and tried to get Mikasa to change his mind. When her town is attacked, she becomes trapped under the Yeager family home from the debris of Wall Maria. Eren and Mikasa try to save her, although her lower body was already crushed and she entrusted them to Hannes. As they flee, Eren looked on as Carla is picked up and devoured by a Titan.

Carla Yeager

Part 2. 5 things you may wanna know about ATTACK ON TITAN!

How many types of titan are there? Who is the most powerful?

There are a total nine titans in the anime Attack on Titan; the Founding Titan, Armored Titan, Female Titan, Beast Titan, War Hammer Titan, Cart Titan, Beast Titan, Colossus Titan and the Attack Titan.

The most powerful would be the Founding Titan. By screaming, the founding Titan can turn ‘Subjects of Ymir’ into Titans, it can control the mind of all other Titans and alter the memories and bodies of the Titans.

Why Dina died in season2?

Simple, it is just to move the plot forward. Every anime focuses on one thing and that is the development of the main characters. Over the course of 4 seasons, Attack on Titan main characters have shown considerable growth both in character and in strength. Eren is a man purely driven by his hatred for Titan and his vows to eradicate them, he gained power in the form of Titan shifting and his dreams was within his grasp but when he learns of Dina’s past and how they are related, he changed his thinking and didn’t pursue is dream of eliminating Titans but focused on the main evil The Marleyans.

Why does Reiner Braun turn into Armored Titan?

He inheritied the power at the age of 10. Reiner Braun is part of a chosen team specially trained for inheriting titan abilities in order to ‘reclaim’ the Founding Titan from the Paradis Island

What are the female titan’s powers?

Anne Leonhardt a.k.a The Female Titan is the only Attack on Titan female character known to transform into a titan with feminine features. The Female Titan’s abilities include adaptation; ability to match with any Titan in battle, titan attraction; she has the ability to attract pure titans to her side, versatility unlike some Titans she has increased mobility and endurance, hardening; she can temporarily harden part of her body to defend against attacks.

Why does Eren become a titan?

When he was little, Eren’s father Grisha injected him with a serum that turned him into a titan, he loses control and ate his father who had the power of the Founding Titan. Eren never knew he had the power until the incident at Trost where he transformed to save himself.

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