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The Attack on Titan manga and anime series feature an extensive cast of fictional characters created by Hajime Isayama. 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, who join the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren's mother is eaten. They are part of the 104th Training Corps, whose graduates assume different positions in the Military, including the Garrison Regiment, the Survey Corps and the Military Police Brigade. It is later revealed that the area where the Walls are located is called Paradis (パラディ, Paradi) and that it is the last territory of Eldia (エルディア, Erudia). There are other empires outside the walls, namely Marley (マーレ, Māre), of which several of its key leaders have infiltrated Paradis as Titans.

Main characters[edit]

Eren Yeager (エレン・イェーガー, Eren Yēgā, alt. "Eren Jaeger")
The main protagonist of the series who, after witnessing his mother being devoured by a Titan, dedicates his life to their eradication. After graduating fifth in his cadet class, he is swallowed by a bearded Titan during his first mission in Trost.[vol. 1] However, he soon reappears as a 15-meter (49 ft) Titan who fights other Titans on equal ground.[vol. 1][vol. 2] His ability as a Titan makes him the target of multiple parties that include those who see him as a tool to eradicate the Titans, other humans who can become Titans, and those who perceive Eren as a rebellion-inducing threat to the status quo.[vol. 2,3] Placed into the Survey Corps' Special Operations Squad, he attempts to control his Titan-changing ability and discovers he has other abilities as well. Author Hajime Isayama stated that Eren's Titan form's physique was modeled after middleweight mixed martial artist Yushin Okami.[1][2]
Eren is voiced by Yūki Kaji.[GB p.19] In the Funimation English dub, his name is spelled Eren Jaeger and he is voiced by Bryce Papenbrook.[3] In the live-action film, Eren is portrayed by Haruma Miura.[4] In his voicing, Papenbrook noted the character's guttural screams and the "raw sound" and "disgusting and dirty" voice of Eren's Titan form.[5]
Mikasa Ackerman (ミカサ・アッカーマン, Mikasa Akkāman)
Mikasa is Eren's childhood friend who was taken in by his family.[GB p. 36] She is a quiet and withdrawn girl and maintains a stoic expression except when it comes to her friends, and has been seen to go berserk when Eren is at risk. When Mikasa's parents were killed by slave traders, she went into shock until Eren saves her and motivates her to fight back.[ch. 6][ep 6] As a result, she is very protective of Eren, and follows him wherever she can in joining the military and its related divisions and squads.[vol. 2,3][GB p.37] She graduates at the top of the cadet class,[ch. 2] and is regarded by officers as an unprecedented genius and prodigy, easily worth a hundred men in battle.[vol. 3,4] While the last-known person of Asian descent residing in the Walls, Mikasa later learns that her mother is a descendant of a cadet branch of the Azumabito family (アズマビト家, Azumabito-ke) who traveled from their native land of Hizuru (ヒィズル, Hizuru) to Paradis.[ch. 6][ep 6][GB p.39] In the author's blog, Isayama notes that her name comes from the Mikasa, a battleship from the Imperial Japanese Navy.[6]
Mikasa is voiced by Yui Ishikawa.[GB p.20] In the English dub, her last name is spelled Ackermann and she is voiced by Trina Nishimura.[7][8] In the live-action film, she is portrayed by Kiko Mizuhara.[4] Ishikawa says that Mikasa cares mainly about Eren, and keeps a distance from the rest of the world. She says that "While she might seem like a character with so few emotional levels, there are actually many feelings that swirl around her heart."[GB p.20]
Armin Arlert (アルミン・アルレルト, Arumin Arureruto, alt. "Armin Arlelt")
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.[ch. 84] He initially has an inferiority complex, believing he barely passed the combat graduation exam (but was top of the class academically)[ch. 3], and whining that he hates being cowardly and having to rely on friends all the time.[ch. 11] However as the story progresses he gains confidence in himself and his abilities when he realizes that he can use his brain.[ep 10] Despite his self-perceived shortcomings, he vigorously defends Eren when the Military wanted to fire cannons at them, and brings Eren out of his feral Titan state following the latter's second full transformation where he attacks Mikasa,[vol. 3] Armin convinces Eren to overcome his hesitation to fight Annie. In the military, he impresses the higher-ups by deducing the human identity of the Female Titan.[ep 24][GB p. 40-43]
Later chapters describe him as being intelligent, a talented tactician, a deep thinker with good judgement, level-headedness, and ability to think outside the box.[ch. 82] During a battle at Shinganshina, Armin comes up with a plan to capture Bertolt but almost dies from the severe burns he sustained.[ch. 82] But Levi saves Armin by injecting him with Titan serum, with Armin acquiring the Colossus Titan's power by eating Bertolt.[ch. 84]
Armin is voiced by Marina Inoue.[GB p.20] The English dub spells his last name Arlelt[ep 1] and Josh Grelle voices him.[9] In the live-action feature film, Kanata Hongō plays Armin. Inoue describes Armin as "withdrawn but slowly grows to the point where he's able to say what he believes".[GB p.20]
Reiner Braun (ライナー・ブラウン, Rainā Buraun)
Reiner is a member of Marleyan military's Warrior branch who infiltrated Paradis to seek out the one who possesses the Coordinate.[volume & issue needed] He is introduced as the second-best student of the 104th Training Corps,[ch. 2] where is described by his instructor as strong as an ox and able to earn the trust of his comrades, but is motivated his desire of returning to his home.[GB p.56-57] He is later revealed to transform into the 15-meter (49 ft) Armored Titan (鎧の巨人, Yoroi no Kyojin).[vol. 10-11]
Originally frail in body and joining the Warriors so he and his mother Karina Braun can become honorary Marleyans so he can meet his Marleyan father,[volume & issue needed] Reiner was rejected by his birth father but the civil pride instilled in him by his mother allowed him[volume & issue needed]. Since Marcel's death at the hands of Ymir, Reiner developed dissociative identity disorder as a coping mechanism[volume & issue needed] while commencing with the plan by destroying Shingansina's inner gate while his group infiltrated the city.[ep 2] Reiner set up a cover as a resident from mountain village southeast of Wall Maria that destroyed by Titans to join the Survey Corps.[vol. 4] It was only when learning Eren possesses the Coordinate that Reiner first assisted Annie during her attack on the 57th expedition by giving her intel on Eren's likely location while appearing to attack her.[volume & issue needed]. Reiner eventually reveals his true allegiance when the stress finally gets to him, regrouping with Zeke after a failed attempt to capture Eren.[volume & issue needed]. The Survey Corps defeat Reiner in a later battle at Shinganshina using an armor-piercing "Thunder Spear" before his allies take him to safety.[ch. 82] Following the timeskip, having become disillusioned and having only two years left to live, Reiner battled Eren when the latter attacked Marley and stopped him from killing Galliard.[ch. 104]
In a post on his blog, author Hajime Isayama stated that the Armored Titan's physique was based on that of professional wrestler and mixed martial artist Brock Lesnar.[10] In 2017, Isayama announced in an interview with Illustration Magazine that Reiner was now a "main protagonist" character.[11] Reiner is voiced by Yoshimasa Hosoya in the Japanese anime.[12] Robert McCollum provides his voice in the English version.[9]


Paradis (パラディ, Paradi) is a massive island on which the three Walls are located. It became the last territory of the Empire of Eldia (エルディア, Erudia) after the Great Titan War and hosts refugees mainly consist of ethnic Eldians.

The military within the Walls is divided into three divisions: the Garrison Regiment, the Survey Corps, and the Military Police Brigade. It is commanded by Darius Zackly, the premier of the government. Applicants into the Military are first required to enter the Training Corps, after which they are allowed to join one of the three divisions.

Darius Zackly (ダリス・ザックレー, Darisu Zakkurē, alt. "Dhalis Zachary")
Darius is the commander-in-chief of the military. He first appears at Eren's tribunal where he assigns Eren to the Survey Corps.[ch. 18] After it was shown that the nobles would abandon the people of Wall Rose should it be breached by Titans, he pledges to support Erwin's plan to overthrow the monarchy.[vol. 15] In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by Hideaki Tezuka. In the Funimation version, his name is spelled Dhalis Zachary and he is voiced by John Swasey.[ep 14]

104th Training Corps[edit]

The Training Corps (訓練兵団, Kunren Heidan) is the branch of the military dedicated to training and educating new recruits to become members of the three main military branches. Only the top ten graduates can apply to the Military Police Brigade, giving them the privilege of living in the Inner District. The other graduates can only choose between joining the Survey Corps or the Garrison Regiment. The Training Crops' insignia is a crossing pair of swords.

The 104th Training Corps (第104期訓練兵団, Dai-hyakuyon-ki Kunren Heidan, alt. "104th Cadet Corps") is the only graduating class introduced in the series and the southern division contains nearly all of the central characters. It was active during the years 847 through 850 when the remaining recruits graduated. In the manga, the top ten cadets were listed by their individual ranks,[ch. 2] but in the anime, the top ten are recognized as a group, along with Armin and Ymir.[ep 4]

Keith Shadis (キース・シャーディス, Kīsu Shādisu, alt. "Keith Sadies")
The instructor who is in charge of the training of the 104th Corps recruits. His face and head are cleanly shaven except for a patch of beard beneath his chin.[vol. 4] Before the fall of Wall Maria in the year 845, he became the 12th Commander of the Survey Corps, which had struggled to establish a base beyond the Walls with no success. He then became the first commander to pass his position to a successor (Erwin Smith) without dying. He was close friends with Eren's parents.[ch. 71]
In the Japanese anime, he is voiced by Tsuguo Mogami. In the Funimation English dub, his surname is spelled Sadies, but pronounced "Shardis". Patrick Seitz provides the voice.[ep 2]
Bertolt Hoover (ベルトルト・フーバー, Berutoruto Fūbā, alt. "Bertholdt Hoover"[13])
Enlisted in the 104th Training Corps and ranked third in the class,[ch. 2] Bertolt is described as having potential and able to master every skill he has been taught, but lacks drive and initiative.[ch. 18][vol. 5:profiles] Claiming to be from the same village as Reiner.[vol. 4][GB p.58-59], Bertolt is later revealed to a Marleyan Warrior who acquired the power of the Colossus Titan (超大型巨人, Chō-ōgata Kyojin, alt. "Colossal Titan"[ep 4]). He is part of the four-member team tasked to infiltrate Paradis and capture the Founding Titan.[volume & issue needed] As a 60-meter (200 ft)[ch. 9] Titan resembling a skinless humanoid;[vol. 10-11], Bertolt was the one to have caused the Wall Maria incident for his group's infiltration and later breaches Wall Trost a few years later.[ch. 4] One of his specialties as a Titan is releasing hot steam to protect himself and repel his opponents.[ch. 44] In Volume 12, Reiner hints that Bertolt is in love with Annie.[vol. 12] Bertolt is later forced to reveal his true allegiance after Reiner finally broke and exposed them. In a later battle at Shinganshina,[ch. 82] he is captured by Eren, and left to be eaten by Armin, who was injected with the Titan serum to have the former regain his human form.[ch. 83,84]
Bertolt is voiced by Tomohisa Hashizume in the Japanese anime.[12] In the English dub, his name is spelled Bertholdt Hoover and he is voiced by David Matranga.[13]
Annie Leonhart (アニ・レオンハート, Ani Reonhāto)
Annie is introduced as a cadet in the 104th Training Corps, where she places fourth in her class.[ch. 2] She has short blonde hair and is a small-statured loner who is skilled in melee combat,[ep 4][ch. 17] having been raised by her father to consider the world her enemy.[ch. 18][vol. 5:profile] She is actually part of a four-member Warrior team deployed by Marley to infiltrate Paradis's infrastructure and capture the person who can transform into the Founding Titan;[volume & issue needed] and she herself can transform into the Female Titan (女型の巨人, Megata no Kyojin). Unlike other Titans, her 14-meter (46 ft) body has an unprecedented feminine body structure while able to harden parts of her skin and regenerate her body parts during fights.[ep 18][ep 20][ep 21][vol. 5,6]
As a cadet, she teaches Eren some of her melee skills,[ch. 4] and later joins the Military Police,[ch. 3] where she is seen as the quiet girl.[vol. 8][GB p.54-55] Following the Battle of Trost, Annie deduces Eren as her group's target, and causes Marco Bott's death to conceal her cover while later using her Gear to personally kill the captive Titans Sawney and Bean.[ep 19][ep 23][vol. 8] Annie later assumes her Titan form to ambush the 57th expedition to Wall Maria while searching for Eren, using the intel Reiner secretly gave her to briefly capture him while killing off Levi's special operations squad.[ch. 29] Annie is outed during the Stohess District storyline once Armin deduces that she killed Sawney and Bean. Following her defeat, Annie encases herself in crystal to prevent further probing as to her motives.[ep 24][ch. 34][GB p.54-55]
Annie is voiced by Yū Shimamura in the Japanese anime.[12] In the English dub, she is voiced by Lauren Landa.[9] At Magic City Comic-Con 2015, Landa said that she used a low-pitched and emotionless voice in portraying Annie.[14]
Jean Kirstein (ジャン・キルシュタイン, Jan Kirushutain, alt. "Jean Kirschtein")
A hot-headed guy who speaks his mind, he plans to join the Military Police in order to live safely within Wall Sheena.[ch. 3] He and Eren have opposing ideals; Jean thinks Eren is suicidal for wanting to be on the front line, while Eren thinks Jean is cowardly.[vol. 4] He graduates sixth in the class.[ch. 2] In the battle at Trost, when he leads a group to retreat to the supply house, he is shaken up that his decisions have led to the deaths of some of his comrades.[vol. 2] After his close friend Marco dies, he joins the Survey Corps.[ch. 18] Isayama said that Jean is his favorite character because he says what he thinks.[2][GB p.44-45]
Jean is voiced by Kishō Taniyama in the Japanese anime. In the Funimation English version, his last name is spelled Kirschtein and he is voiced by Mike McFarland.[15] In the live-action film, he is portrayed by Takahiro Miura.[4]
Marco Bott (マルコ・ボット, Maruko Botto, alt. "Marco Bodt")
Ranked seventh of the trainee class, Marco is from the Jinae District, and is close friends with Armin and Jean.[ch. 2] He wants 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.[ch. 3,15][vol. 4] Annie having used Marco's gear to cover up her killing of Sonny and Bean, it is later revealed that his death was caused by her, Reiner and Bertolt when he overheard that they can turn into Titans; they took his gear so he would be killed by a Titan.[vol. 8][GB p.60-61][ch. 77]
Marco is voiced by Ryōta Ōsaka in Japanese.[12] In the English dub, his name is spelled Marco Bodt and he is voiced by Austin Tindle.[15]
Connie Springer (コニー・スプリンガー, Konī Supuringā, alt. "Conny Springer"[15])
Connie hails from the Ragako District of Wall Rose.[ch. 15] He sports a buzz cut,[ch. 2] and has an outgoing and upbeat personality, trying his best to keep his teammates pumped up, not shying away from encounters with Titans.[ch. 3] His training instructor describes him as having a good sense of balance and effective at the vertical maneuvering equipment, but has a slow mind and makes strategic mistakes.[ch. 18] Having ranked eighth in his class,[ch. 2] he initially plans to join the Military Police, but changes his mind after hearing Eren's speech,[ch. 3] and eventually joins the Survey Corps.[ch. 21][GB p.46-47]
Connie is voiced by Hiro Shimono in the Japanese dub of the anime.[12] In the Funimation dub, his name is spelled Conny Springer and he is voiced by Clifford Chapin.[15]
Sasha Blouse (サシャ・ブラウス, Sasha Burausu, alt. "Sasha Braus")
Sasha is a hunter from the mountain Dauper District.[ch. 15] Her hair is styled in a ponytail.[ch. 2] She is noted as having remarkable instincts, but issues with structure.[vol. 4] She loves food, and was once nicknamed "Potato Girl" (芋女, Imo Onna) because she was eating one during a military drill.[16][GB p.60] She joins the military after getting into an argument with her father when he told her they had to give up their traditional lifestyle of hunting in the forest in favor of farming to support the large number of refugees moving to the area after the fall of Wall Maria.[ch. 36][GB p.48-49] While withdrawing from Liberio during her group's attackon Marley to both acquire the Warhammer Titan's power and Zeke, Sasha is fatally wounded when shot in the chest by a stowaway Gabi and uttered "Meat" in her dying breath.[volume & issue needed]
In the Japanese anime, Sasha is voiced by Yū Kobayashi.[12] In the Funimation English version, her last name is spelled Braus and she is voiced by Ashly Burch.[15] In the live-action film, she is portrayed by Nanami Sakuraba.[4]
Krista Lenz (クリスタ・レンズ, Kurisuta Renzu, alt. "Christa Lenz")
A petite girl who is described as friendly, warm-hearted,[ch. 16][vol. 5:profiles] and popular to the point where her peers regard her as a goddess or an angel, and want to marry her.[GB p.50-51] [ch. 24,39]. Her true identity is Historia Reiss (ヒストリア・レイス, Hisutoria Reisu), the illegitimate child of Rod Reiss[ch. 41-42], she was raised by her mother at a farm where she only interacted with her once, during which her mother pushed her away and wished she had the courage to kill her. She then lived with her grandparents. After the fall of Wall Maria, Historia was introduced to her father Rod Reiss, but when a group of men surround them with her mother killed. Rod convinces the men to spare her and let her live among the refugees, where she assumes the name Krista Lenz, which came from a book she had read.[vol. 12,13] Krista later joins the 104th Training Corps where she ranked tenth in her trainee class,[ch. 2] and participated in the defense of Trost in the year 850.[ch. 5,11][GN p.50] When Ymir sacrifices herself to save her at Castle Utgard, caring for her friend even after revealing herself to be Titan, Krista honors the promise they made prior by revealing her true identity.[vol. 12][vol. 13] Though Reiss attempted to have Historia restore their family's rule by turning her into a Titan and eat Eren to take the Founding Titan, Historia refuses to aid him and helps the Survey Corp take her father down after he turned into a Titan.[vol. 16][vol. 17] After personally killing Rod and revealing herself to the public, Historia uses her status as queen to relinquish most of her ruling duties to the Military while using the money confiscated from disowned nobles to improve the lives of orphans and the homeless.[ch. 70] Historia later accept Hizuru's conditions to secure Paradis's safe 50-year long progression into the world stage by agreeing to succeed Zeke Yeager as the Beast Titan and to birth several heirs who would continue protecting Paradis in her stead.[ch. 107]
Krista is voiced by Shiori Mikami in the Japanese anime.[12][17] In the Funimation English version, her name is spelled Christa Lenz and she is voiced by Bryn Apprill.[15]

Ymir (ユミル, Yumiru)
A member of the 104th graduating class and a close friend of Krista.[ch. 36] She stays distant from her other training classmates and is harsh and critical. It is also hinted that she held back her abilities so that Krista could place tenth in the training corps standings.[GB p. 52-53] When the Titans attack Castle Utgard, Ymir transforms into a 7-meter (23 ft) chimpanzee-like Titan that is nimble enough to face several larger ones with her speed, claws, and teeth.[ch. 41-42] Prior to the events in the series, Ymir was an Eldian orphan who was exiled on Paradis as a Titan for being paraded by a cult as a descendant of Ymir Fritz. Ymir remained a Titan for sixty years until she returned to being human after she devoured a Marleyan Warrior named Marcel Galliard, who possessed the Jaw Titan. When she and Eren are later captured by Reiner and Bertolt, Marcel's friends who bore witness to his death, Ymir expected that she would soon be killed by their faction for stealing their power as she willingly submits to the two on the condition that she can take Krista with them. But Krista convinces Ymir not to go through with the plan as she remains with Reiner and Bertolt after they lost Eren.[vol. 12] Some time after Krista becomes queen, Ymir sends a letter to her where she stating her impending death, likely by another Warrior who will be transformed into a Titan and eat her to obtain the power she stole. This is later confirmed by Porco Galliard, who killed her to reclaim his brother's power of the Jaw Titan.[ch. 93]
Ymir is voiced by Saki Fujita in the Japanese version[12] and by Elizabeth Maxwell in the English version.[15]
Floch Forster (フロック・フォルスター, Furokku Forusutā)
A former 104th Training Corps cadet of the Southern Division and a fellow recruit of Eren's group, who joined the Garrison Regiment after graduation (like most of the 104th cadets did). After the Survey Corps' uprising and Historia's coronation, he transferred to the Survey Corps as a new recruit, and questions Jean Kirstein during the feast on the eve of the expedition to Shiganshina District. During the operation to recapture Wall Maria, he was assigned to Squad Klaus along with his two friends Gordon and Sandra. He was the only known survivor in Erwin's diversional suicide charge against the Beast Titan, and was the person who carried the mortally wounded commander back to Shiganshina to regroup with other survivors of the battle. After Erwin eventually succumbed to injuries, he became one of the only nine survivors of the whole operation (the other eight being Squad Levi and Hange Zoe), and was personally decorated by Queen Historia. However, after learning the truth from the basement, he adopted a more vindictive and hateful attitude towards the people outside the wall (as shown by his total disregard for collateral damage during the Battle of Liberio four years later), and became a zealous supporter of Eren, whom he believes is the Eldian nation's only savior.
Floch is voiced by Kenshō Ono in the Japanese version[12] and by Matt Shipman in the English version.[15]

Survey Corps[edit]

The Survey Corps (調査兵団, Chōsa Heidan, alt. "Scout Regiment"[18]) is composed of expeditionary soldiers that venture outside the Walls. Their goal is to discover more about the origins and source of the Titans, their motives, and weaknesses; ultimately how to fight and defeat them. They are an integral component in the military's campaign to recapture Wall Maria. Due to this, the division suffers from a much larger casualty rate than the Military police or the Garrison Regiment.[citation needed] The Survey Corps' insignia is an overlapping pair of wings known as the "Wings of Freedom".

Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミス, Eruvin Sumisu)
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. After learning of a mole among the military ranks, Erwin concealed this intel from his most trusted subordination while orchestrating the 57th expedition to expose and capture Annie.[ep 20] When Eren is kidnapped by Bertolt and Reiner, he leads a team to rescue him, having his right arm eaten by a Titan in the occasion.[ch. 49] Once learning the government's actions were only for the benefit of the upper class, Erwin stages a bloodless coup d'état to place Historia into power. Erwin then leads an expedition to Shinganshina to seal the breach on Wall Maria, where he and his forces face the Warrior Titans. After Erwin is mortally wounded while confronting the Beast Titan, Levi decides that injecting him with the titan serum is the logical choice, however, after coming to the realization that Erwin is neither respected nor looked at as a human being by the rest of the Survey Corps he decides to free him from hell, and Armin is given the injection by default.[ch. 85] He is voiced by Daisuke Ono in the Japanese anime,[12][19] and by J. Michael Tatum in the English version.[15]
Zoe Hange (ハンジ・ゾエ, Hanji Zoe, alt. "Hange Zoë")[a]
Hange is a squad leader in the Survey Corps and a scientist who studies the Titans.[ep 14] Hange shows little fear when interacting with them, and is thus ecstatic when initially meeting Eren.[ch. 20] Hange had a strong hatred against Titans until the discovery of Ilse Langnar's notebook provided some new insight into how the Titans may be able to think. Hange also provides the special weapons they use, such as a barrel that fires multiple grappling hooks to capture Titans alive.[GB p.80-81] After Erwin dies, Hange becomes commander of the Survey Corps in his stead.[ch. 57,85]
In the original English translation of the manga, and in the anime, Hange is referred to as a female.[vol. 5] However, in his blog in 2011, Isayama responded to a question regarding Hange's gender by responding "Perhaps [Hange's gender] is better left unstated".[21] In 2014, Kodansha USA stated they went back through volume 5 and removed gender-specific pronouns they had used for reprint,[22] and references from volume 6 onwards.[23] Hange is voiced by Romi Park in the Japanese anime,[12][19] by Jessica Calvello in the English dub,[13] and is portrayed by Satomi Ishihara in the live-action film.[4]
Mike Zacharius (ミケ・ザカリアス, Mike Zakariasu, alt. "Miche Zacharius")
A Survey Corps squad leader who has a peculiar habit of snorting and sniffing people when he meets them for the first time.[ep 14][ch. 19] His strength is second to Levi among the Survey Corps squad leaders. When Wall Rose is breached by the Titans, Zacharius uses himself as a decoy to distract nine titans while his fellow soldiers escape. Zacharius manages to kill five of his opponents before he is incepted by the Beastly Titan. Zacharius is shocked to hear the titan speaking his language while being relieved of his gear, left to be devoured by the other three remaining Titans.[ch. 35] He is voiced by Kenta Miyake in Japanese. In the Funimation English dub, his first name was spelled Miche and he is voiced by Jason Douglas.[ep 14]
Ilse Langnar (イルゼ・ラングナー, Iruze Rangunā)
Resembling Ymir, Ilse was on the Survey Corps' 34th expedition with the task of taking detailed notes of her experiences outside the Walls. But she ended up encountering a trapped Abnormal Titan who mistook her for "Lady Ymir" and reached out to her in reverence. Ilse assumed the talking Titan can be beneficial for her work but she ends up having her head bitten off as a result of her unintentionally provoking the Titan enough for it to break free. Her story is recounted in the special chapter and an OVA titled "Ilse's Notebook" (イルゼの手帳, Iruze no Techō).[vol. 5] She is voiced by Sachi Kokuryu in Japanese.[citation needed] In the Funimation English dub of Attack on Titan: Junior High, she is voiced by Marissa Lenti.[citation needed]
Thomas (トーマ, Tōma)
Thomas is a member of the Survey Corps; he has dark hair and a goatee. He carries the news of the Titans breaching Wall Rose to Erwin and some of the citizens.[ch. 36]
Nanaba (ナナバ)
A member of the Survey Corps, Nanaba has short blond hair. She first appears during the 57th Expedition where she leads Krista's team in the forest used to ambush the Female Titan.[ep 18] She has some supporting roles in the Stohess storyline, and leads part of the squad when the Titans have breached Wall Rose.[ch. 35] She is eaten by the Titans when the latter invade Castle Utgard.[ch. 40]

Special Operations Squad[edit]

The Survey Corps Special Operations Squad (調査兵団特別作戦班, Chōsa Heidan Tokubetsu Sakusen-han), also known as Squad Levi (リヴァイ班, Rivai-han), is a squad of four elite soldiers with impressive combat records hand-picked by Captain Levi. The squad takes Eren under their wing as both his bodyguards and potential executors if he goes berserk. All the original members of the squad, except for Levi and Eren, are killed by the Female Titan during the 57th expedition to Wall Maria. Later on, the squad is reformed with the six remaining recruits from the 104th Training Corps.

Levi Ackerman (リヴァイ, Rivai)
He is known as humanity's most powerful soldier and head of an elite squad in the Survey Corps. Hange remarks that he is a bit of a "clean freak".[24] While it is said that he is blunt and unapproachable, it is noted that he has a strong respect for authority, structure and discipline.[volume & issue needed] The side story Attack on Titan: No Regrets focuses on Levi's origins, revealing that he was part of a band of thieves using the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment to commit crimes before he is scouted by Erwin to join the army. Captain Kenny Ackerman later notes that the capture of Eren and Krista has to do with Levi, whom he refers to as "Levi Ackerman".[ch. 56] Kenny is later revealed to be Levi's maternal uncle, who raised him after his mother Kuchel's death.[ch. 69] Levi was modeled after the Watchmen character Rorschach[25] and is named after a child Isayama noticed in the documentary Jesus Camp.[26] Levi is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya[12] and by Matthew Mercer in the English dub.[13]
Eld Jinn (エルド・ジン, Erudo Jin, alt. "Eld Gin")
Deputy leader of the Special Operations Squad, who possesses a calm demeanor, having a record of 14 Titan kills and 32 assists.[ep 15][ch. 26] After the Female Titan is initially captured and assumed to be devoured, Eld leads the Squad to protect Eren in their retreat, but when the Female titan reappears, she kills Eld.[ep 21][ch. 28] He is voiced by Susumu Chiba in Japanese. In the Funimation English dub, his name is spelled Eld Gin and he is voiced by Vic Mignogna.[27][ep 15]
Oluo Bozado (オルオ・ボザド, Oruo Bozado, alt. "Oruo Bozad")
Bozado is a soldier who is introduced with 39 Titan kills and 9 assists.[ep 15][ch. 26] He is depicted as arrogant and boastful, although there is a running gag that whenever he is bragging while on his horse, he literally bites his tongue.[ep 15][ep 17][ch. 20,22] Despite helping disable the Female Titan, he is eventually killed by one of her roundhouse kicks.[ep 21][ch. 28] He is voiced by Shinji Kawada in Japanese. In the Funimation version, his name is spelled Oruo Bozad and he is voiced by Chris Smith.[ep 15]
Petra Ral (ペトラ・ラル, Petora Raru, alt. "Petra Rall")
Petra is a skilled and experienced fighter, introduced with having killed 58 Titans (10 solo, 48 assists).[ep 15][ch. 26] She too is killed by the regenerated Female Titan, after trying to flee and getting kicked into a tree.[ep 21][ch. 28] Levi later learns from her father that she had feelings for him.[ch. 30] She is voiced by Natsuki Aikawa in the Japanese version. In the Funimation English dub, her name is spelled Petra Rall and she is voiced by Caitlin Glass.[13][ep 15]
Günther Schultz (グンタ・シュルツ, Gunta Shurutsu)
Günther is a soldier who has logged 47 Titan kills, 7 solo.[ep 15][ch. 26] On the 57th expedition to the lands outside the wall, he is ambushed and killed during the retreat in the forest by Annie in her human form (using the vertical maneuvering equipment stolen from Marco).[ep 21][ch. 28] Gunther is voiced by Kozo Mito in the Japanese version and by Brett Weaver in the English version.[ep 15]

Garrison Regiment[edit]

The Garrison Regiment (駐屯兵団, Chūton Heidan) are the soldiers that protect the towns and reinforce the Walls. They are the first line of defense against the Titans, maintaining a defensive stance. They are the largest force in the military due to the small exclusive number of members in the Military Police Brigade and the high death rate of the Survey Corps. The Garrison Regiment's insignia is a pair of red roses.

Hannes (ハンネス, Hannesu)
A Garrison soldier who saves Eren and Mikasa during the attack on Shiganshina,[ch. 1] While Eren finishes cadet training, Hannes becomes a Garrison squad leader. He seeks to repay a debt to the Yeager Family for saving his own wife and family from a deadly disease.[ch. 3][GB p.66-67] Hannes assisted Mikasa and the other Survey Corps in rescuing Eren from Reiner and Bertolt. He would later die fighting the Titan that ate Eren's mother.[ch. 50] Isayama said that Hannes and the Garrison Soldiers in volume 1 resemble him the most as they sit around and drink booze.[2] He is voiced by Keiji Fujiwara (Season 1)[episode needed] and Kenjiro Tsuda (Season 2)[episode needed] in the Japanese version and by David Wald in the English version.[15]
Dot Pixis (ドット・ピクシス, Dotto Pikushisu, alt. "Dot Pyxis")
Dot Pixis is the highest-ranking commander of the Southern Territory.[ch. 12] He is sometimes viewed as eccentric.[ch. 12] Upon learning about the breach at Trost, he and his men stop Captain Woerman from shooting Eren after the latter is revealed to be able to transform into a Titan,[ch. 11] He then mobilizes his soldiers in a mission to protect Eren during the latter's attempt to seal the wall. [ch. 12] He appears later in the series to support Erwin's plan to overthrow the monarchy.[ch. 55] In a 2010 post on his blog, Isayama stated he modeled Dot Pixis after Imperial Japanese Army General Akiyama Yoshifuru.[28] However, this raised a heated discussion and death threats on his blog in 2013, with angry participants questioning Akiyama's participation or lack thereof in the Sino-Japanese War and the Imperial Japanese rule over Korea.[29] Pixis is voiced by Masahiko Tanaka in Japanese. In the Funimation English version, his last name is spelled Pyxis and he is voiced by R Bruce Elliott.[13]

Military Police Brigade[edit]

The Military Police Brigade (憲兵団, Kenpeidan, alt. "Military Police Regiment") is a gendarmerie composed of soldiers assigned to watch over the Training Corps, supervise the Garrison Regiment, control the fire departments, and arrest and detain political criminals and offenders. The top ten of each training class are eligible to join, although some experienced members can transfer from the Garrison. As their tasks mainly involve administrative behind-the-scenes work, they do not experience front-line combat with Titans and often reside in the comfort and safety of the innermost wall.[vol. 8] The Military Police Brigade's insignia is a white-haired green unicorn.

Nile Dok (ナイル・ドーク, Nairu Dōku, alt. "Nile Dawk"[ep 14])
Commander of the Military Police Brigade. During Eren's tribunal, Nile pleaded the side that Eren should be handed to the Military Police Brigade for examination and then executed, believing Eren's presence in the populace would cause a civil war.[ch. 18] When Eren called him a coward, he wanted Eren to be shot, but Levi stopped him. When the Female Titan suddenly appeared within Wall Sheena, Nile angrily demands an explanation from Erwin, suspecting he is planning a coup. But after learning about Erwin's plans, he decides to help by ordering the Military Police to assist the Survey Corps in capturing the Female Titan.[ep 25] In the English version, his name is spelled Nile Dawk.[27]
In the anime, Nile is voiced by Anri Katsu in Japanese and by Ian Sinclair in English.[30]
Marlowe Freudenberg (マルロ・フロイデンベルク, Maruro Furoidenberuku, alt. "Marlo Sand")
Marlowe is introduced during the Raid of Stohess District storyline as a Military Police member who is given a bit of leadership responsibility.[ch. 31] He is aware of the corruption in the organization and desires to reform it, although that draws some criticism from Annie.[ch. 31] In the anime series, his name is Marlo Sand (マルロ・サンド, Maruro Sando)[ep 23] and tries to demonstrate his leadership in a different way; he tries to stand up against two corrupt superiors who are selling guns on the black market, where Annie then encourages Marlowe to keep gathering his strength.[ep 23] After the battle between the Female and Attack Titan, he and Hitch are seen cleaning up dead bodies.
In a later manga storyline, on patrol, he defends the Survey Corps, stating they had just caught a Titan which is something no one else in the other military factions has done.[ch. 59] When they are caught by Levi's squad, Marlowe wants to help them out, but Levi refuses, stating they can't be trusted. He and Hitch are left in Jean's custody. Deciding to test him, Jean gets into a brief fist fight with Marlowe. The latter tells Hitch to run and that he'll hold him off. After a while, Jean decides he can be trusted and Marlowe's want for justice is similar to Eren's[ch. 59], echoing Annie's earlier observation. However, Hitch returns and attacks him, still thinking he plans on killing Marlowe. Marlowe tells her it was just a test. He is among a number of soldiers who transfer into the Survey Corps to help strengthen the dwindling numbers despite Hitch trying to convince him otherwise.[ch. 70] He is among the soldiers killed during the attempt to retake Wall Maria, being struck in the head by a rock while distracting the Beast Titan in an attempt to allow Levi to ambush it.[ch. 81]
He is oblivious to the fact that Hitch has feelings for him, despite it being very obvious (and the reason she tried to get him to stay with the MPs). When he first transfers into the Corps and is having dinner with Eren's group, he is teased by them for this obliviousness and seems surprised that Hitch would be romantically interested in him. He later appears to come to the realization that he returns Hitch's feelings; however, he is killed shortly thereafter.
In the Japanese dub of the anime, Marlowe is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita. In the English dub, his name is spelled Marlo Sand and he is voiced by Todd Haberkorn.[ep 23]
Hitch Dreyse (ヒッチ・ドリス, Hitchi Dorisu)
Annie, Marlowe, and Boris' female comrade in the Military Police, she likes to poke fun of both Annie and Marlowe. She is also Annie's roommate.[ep 23]: She is voiced by Akeno Watanabe in the Japanese dub and by Brittney Karbowski in the English dub.[ep 23] Unlike Annie, who was able to join the Military Police due to being the top ten of her class, Hitch only got in the Military Police by having an improper relationship with a superior in order to gain a favorable position.[volume & issue needed] Both she and Marlowe are involved in the cleanup in the capital after the fight between the Female and Attack Titan. When the two of them are captured by Levi's group, she frantically asks where Annie is, implying that Hitch actually cares about Annie and the teasing is probably a cover-up. She learns the truth and is left in Jean's custody. When Jean pretends to kill them, Marlowe fights back and tells Hitch to run to safety, but she returns with a stick to attack Jean, hoping to save Marlowe. However, Marlowe stops her, stating that Jean was just testing them. Hitch remains in the Military Police after the incident, trying to persuade Marlowe in vain not to transfer to the Survey Corps.[volume & issue needed] She's heavily implied to have a thing for Marlowe, which is probably why she picks on him.
Boris Feulner (ボリス・フォイルナー, Borisu Foirunā)
One of the nicer members of the Military Police who is kind to Annie. He's in the same squad as her, Hitch, and Marlo(we).[ep 23] He is voiced by Yūichi Karasuma in the Japanese dub and by Micah Solusod in the English version.[ep 23] Boris respects Annie since she fought during the Battle of Trost, therefore she is the only member in the squad who has combat experience and an actual encounter with Titans. However, he doesn't like Hitch's misconduct towards Annie and quickly points out her flaws, including the fact that Hitch didn't earn her position like Annie did, instead sleeping her way to the top. While Boris is aware of the corruption within the Military Police, he chooses to accept that it's part of the system. When Marlowe declares his ambition to reform the system by rising through the top, he unenthusiastically wishes him good luck.[ep 23]

First Interior Squad[edit]

The First Interior Squad (中央第一憲兵団, Chūō daiichi Kenpeidan), also known as the Interior Police, is a secret police division that, despite being under the Military Police organization in name, operates completely independently from the main body of the Military Police Brigade. They have been shown to be far more skilled and disciplined than the rest of the Military Police, though their main specialties are in fighting other humans rather than Titans. No one is officially overseeing their activities and they operate as if above the law, even Nile Dok is often unaware of their actions until informed by someone else. Shrouded in mystery, the Interior Squad is involved in numerous conspiracies involving torture and assassinations to maintain order within the Walls and is rarely seen outside the capitol.

Captain Kenny Ackerman (ケニー・アッカーマン隊長, Kenī Akkāman-taichō)
Serving directly under the Reiss family after being brought into their services by Rod's younger brother Uri, whom he deeply respected, Kenny leads the Anti-Personnel Control Squad (対人制圧部隊, Taijin Seiatsu Butai), an elite counterinsurgency unit equipped with Vertical Maneuvering Equipment specifically designed for killing humans.[volume & issue needed] Kenny was the also the man who murdered Historia's mother sometime after the Wall Maria incident.Template:Grn In the past, his family was despised out of fear since they descended from people who objected to the Reiss family's vision. Kenny was once an infamous criminal hitman nicknamed as "Kenny the Ripper" (切り裂きケニー, Kirisaki Kenī) and was responsible for killing Military Police officials before meeting Uri.[volume & issue needed] He is the maternal uncle of Levi, raising the latter for a short time after his younger sister Kuchel died of a venereal illness.[volume & issue needed] In the storyline, seeing through the Survey Corps's plan to stage a revolution, Kenny kidnaps Eren and Historia under orders from Rod. But after learning of Rod's intentions for Historia, Kenny decides to betray Rod by partially freeing Eren so he can fight back.[ch. 64] After Rod transforms into a Titan, Kenny is fatally wounded when the chapel collapses. In his final moments, revealing their familial ties, Kenny gives Levi the Titan serum, which Levi would later use on Armin.[ch. 84]
Kenny is voiced by Kazuhiro Yamaji in the Japanese version of anime and by Phil Parsons in the English version.[ep 38][ch. 84]
Traute Carven (トラウテ・カーフェン, Toraute Kāfen)
The second-in-command of the Anti-Personnel Control Squad and the loyal lieutenant of Kenny Ackerman. She is killed by the collapsing cave under the Reiss family church. Voiced by Stephanie Young in English.
Djel Sanes (ジェル・サネス, Jeru Sanesu)
A member of the brigade's first interior squad, he is introduced when he informs the Survey Corps that Minister Nick was killed by a robber. Hange determines that Sanes and his partner had tortured and murdered Nick given that his fist had its skin ripped off.[ch. 52]

Ruling family[edit]

Fritz (フリッツ, Furittsu)
King Fritz is the ruler of Wall Sheena who is spoken about by different characters, but is actually a puppet ruler working for Rod Reiss. He first appears in the Uprising Arc during a conference with four other people where one of them is a member of the Military Police Brigade. Fritz does not wear his crown during this conference, but instead leaves it on the table beside him along with a bottle of alcohol. Fritz presided over the trial of Erwin Smith where he was dozing through it as the other nobles actually conduct the trial. He is later exposed by the Survey Corps with the help of Nile Dok and Commander Pyxis. When Dhalis Zachary interrupts the trial and leads the arrest of the nobles involved with Rod Reiss, Aurille angrily kicks the throne as Fritz confusedly asks if it is time to eat.[ch. 64]
Fritz is voiced by Osamo Sunoe in the Japanese anime and by Charles Campbell in the English dub.[ep 39]
Rod Reiss (ロッド・レイス, Roddo Reisu)
The father of Frieda and his illegitimate daughter Historia along with four other legitimate children Dirk, Abel, Urklyn and Florian. As descendants of Karl Fritz, Rod's family have been power behind the throne in Wall Sheena for generations with each family head bestowed the power of the Founding Titan. When Historia was born, Rod send her and her mother to live on a land he leased to the latter's parents.[ch. 52] But when his entire family was slaughtered by Grisha Yeager when he stole the Founding Titan during the Wall Maria incident, Rod attempts to bring Historia to live with him as he intended to use her to quickly restore the order Grisha disrupted. But the Wall Cult were unaware of his true intentions and sent Kenny Ackerman to kill Historia, with Rod convincing the soldier to let her join the Survey Corps under the alias of Krista Lenz. Reunited with his daughter, Rod reveals to Eren the truth of how his father made him a Titan before convincing Historia to eat Eren.[ch. 63] But Historia's refusal forces Rod to transform himself into a massive and crawling Abnormal Titan that is 120-meter (390 ft) tall and 40-meter (130 ft) wide while continuously burning, threatening the Orvud District.[ch. 67] After being heavily crippled by the Levi Squad and Eren using a cache of barrels filled with gunpowder, Rod is killed when Historia personally makes the death blow on the nape. In his final moments, Rod transmits some of his memories into his daughter to better understand the situation that would soon come to Paradis with his death. Rod is voiced by Yusaku Yara in the Japanese version and by Kenny Green in the English version.[ep 38]

[ch. 68]

Frieda Reiss (フリーダ・レイス, Furīda Reisu)
A woman who has appeared in Eren's dream, Freida is later revealed to be Historia's older half-sister by Rod's wife. She was a kind-hearted person, welcomed by the people in the Reiss family's domain, and cared for Historia. She originally obtained the Founding Titan at age fifteen from her uncle Uri Reiss, gaining the power to assume Titan form, manipulate memories, and endowed with the collective knowledge of human history. Frieda also taught Historia to read and be a kind person, later erasing herself for her half sister's memory when she wanted to be like her. As Frieda was inexperienced in controlling Titans, she was killed and eaten by Grisha Yeager during the fall of Wall Maria when she and her family took refuge in a church. Rod covered up her death to make it appear to be the work of bandits. As a previous Founding Titan, Freida's memories were passed on Grisha and then Eren who eventually learned her identity.[ch. 62]
Karl Fritz (カール・フリッツ, Kāru Furittsu)
A descendant of Ymir Fritz and the 145th king of Eldia, a pacifist by nature who inherited the power of the Progenitor Titan, Karl detested his ancestors for the atrocities they caused and the civil war among the other Eldian houses. This influenced him into orchestrating Eldia's downfall with the Tybur family, secretly moving the capital to the eastern island of Paradis while the Tyburs used the oppressed people of Marley to stage the Great Titan War and becoming the ruling government.[ch. 97] Once Shingansina was established, intending to separate his people from the rest of the world to live in peace, Karl used his power to wipe the memories of everyone that is a Subject of Ymir. Living on through the Founding Titan power to influence his blood-related successors, Karl then established the Reiss Family to continue his bloodline with his heirs maintaining the ceasefire between Paradis and Marley with only Historia his last living heir.[ch. 86] Some relatives of Karl remained in Marley and eventually dwindled with Zeke Yeager as the last of that line, concealing it from the Marleyans to maintain his freedom.


Grisha Yeager (グリシャ・イェーガー, Gurisha Yēgā, alt. "Grisha Jaeger")
Eren's father and Mikasa's guardian. He is a renowned medical doctor who was well respected in the District of Shiganshina after he saved the village from a mysterious viral epidemic by developing vaccines.[ch. 3] He also provides a medical house call service to the people of Shiganshina and to various towns in addition to having a network of contacts within the Corps of the Shiganshina district.[vol. 1] Though Eren and the other believed he went into hiding after the fall of Wall Maria, they would later learn that Grisha was more than he appeared. In reality, Grisha was originally a second-class citizen of Marley and member of the Eldian Revivalists who intended to reach the island nation of Paradis to obtain the Founding Titan. But he and his first wife Dina were exposed by their son Zeke, punished to be turned into Titans and left to wander on Paradis. But Grisha ended up obtaining the ability to transform into the Attack Titan after being saved by Eren Kruger, making a new life for himself in Shiganshina.[ch. 86] During the fall of Wall Maria, Grisha made his move to claim the Founding Titan from the Reiss Family and wiped most of them out.[ch. 63] Grisha later turns Eren into a Pure Titan so he can have his son eat him and gain the power of the Titans himself.[ch. 62] Before his death, Grisha tells Eren that he hid a secret he called the "truth", revealed to be evidence of humanity thriving beyond Paradis, in the basement of their family home.[ch. 3] His memories of the event having been fuzzy at the time, Eren eventually learns the truth of his father's final actions and feels betrayed while realizing that the "truth" is connected to the Founding Titan.[ch. 63] While heading to the Orvud District of Wall Rose, Historia comes up with her own conclusion that Grisha had a more logical reason for killing her sister and giving Eren the Founding Titan, upon realizing what Rod had in mind.[ch. 67] When Eren and his group reach the basement, they learn the truth that humanity is not as endangered as they believed along with a photo of Grisha and his first family.[ch. 85,86]
Grisha is voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida in the anime. In the English dub, his name is spelled Grisha Jaeger and he is voiced by Chris Hury.[15]
Kalura Yeager (カルラ・イェーガー, Karura Yēgā, alt. "Carla Jaeger", "Carla Yeager")
Eren's mother and Mikasa's guardian. Kalura was originally a waitress in Shiganshina who fell in love with Grisha after he saved her and others from a plague.[ch. 86]. She was in opposition to Eren's decision to join the Survey Corps and tried to get Mikasa to change his mind. [ch. 1] When her town is attacked, she becomes trapped under the Yeager family home from debris of Wall Maria. Eren and Mikasa try to save her, although her lower body was already crushed and she entrusted them to Hannes to save. As they flee, Eren looked on as Carla is picked up and devoured by the Titan that was originally Dina Yeager.[ch. 2][ep 1]
Kalura's given name is sometimes spelled Carla in various Attack on Titan media. She is voiced by Yoshino Takamori in the Japanese dub of the anime. In the Funimation English version, her name is Carla Jaeger and she is voiced by Jessica Cavanagh.[15]


The Titans (巨人, Kyojin) are the primary antagonists of the series. They are giant creatures that usually resemble male humans in form, although lacking reproductive organs.[ch. 4] They can range in height from 3 to 15 meters (9.8–49.2 ft). Despite their enormous strength and toughness, their bodies are unnaturally light for their size. Their primary objective is to kill and eat humans, as they show no interest in attacking other animals. However, they do not require food or drink. They have hard skin and regenerative abilities, and can only be killed by causing a deep incision at the nape of the neck. They have high body temperatures, causing them to emit steam.[ch. 4]

Over the course of the series, some of the Titans, referred to as Abnormal (奇行種, Kikō-shū), show signs of intelligence. There are also humans, such as Eren, who can assume Titan form by possessing the "Titan's power" (巨人の力, Kyojin no Chikara).[vol. 2] The transformation is triggered by a self-inflicted wound but also requires having a clear, specific goal in mind.[ep 19] While in this form, the human's normal body rests in the nape of the neck, connected via masses of muscular tissue.[vol. 2] The Reiss family are later revealed to have the ability to create and control Titans using a special serum created from the spinal fluid of Titan related to Ymir Fritz.[ch. 86] It would later be revealed that the Titans are of a human ethnicity known as the Eldians (エルディア人, Erudia-jin), also known as Subjects of Ymir (ユミルの民, Yumiru no Tami) who are the only living things that can transform into Titans and used that power to conquer Marley before being exploited by the Marleyans. The possessors of the Titan's Power are also called the Nine Titans (九つの巨人, Kokonotsu no Kyojin), Eldian who inherited a ninth of Ymir's soul and would eventually die after 13 years. The succession of the Nine Titans is tied to a form of cannibalism with a successor transformed into a Titan and acting on instinct to devour the current holder, though power can be passed to a random Eldian child born at the time of the current holder's death by other means regardless of distance.[vol. 88]

Sonny and Bean (ソニーとビーン, Sonī to Bīn, alt. "Sawney and Beane"[ep 15])
A 4-meter (13 ft) Titan and a 7-meter (23 ft) tall Titan captured by Eren for Hange's studies.[ch. 20] With them, Hange discovers that Titans require sunlight to operate, as Sonny becomes lethargic without sunlight, but Bean is still active.[ch. 20] In the anime, Hange says they were named after Sawney Bean, the leader of a clan of cannibals who hunted and ate their victims before the authorities led by King James found their secret cave and exterminated them.[ep 15] Both are killed by Annie Leonhart.[ep 24][GB p.130-131]
In the English dub, they are referred to as Sawney and Beane and are voiced by Jonathan C. Osborne and Cris George respectively.[ep 15]
Dina Yeager (ダイナ・イェーガー, Daina Yēgā)
Grisha's first wife and Zeke's mother, the last surviving member of one branch of Ymir Fritz's descendants who remained in Eldia while the rest under Karl Fritz left for Paradis. Dina joined the Eldia Restorationists at the behest of Eren Kruger to prevent her from being used by the Marleyians government, resulting in her meeting and marrying Grisha.[ch. 87] When Zeke exposed her and Grisha to the Marley government to conceal their lineage, Dina was exiled to Paradis as a grinning titan.[ch. 86] Several years later, Dina devoured Grisha's second wife Carla and became the cause of Eren's hatred towards Titans. When Eren encounters the Titan while Bertoldt and Reiner, he tapped into the Founding Titan's power for the time and had Dina attacked by Titans from all sides.[ch. 50] It was only later that Eren learns of Dina's existence as a human from Grisha's memories, realizing that being the presence of a direct descendant of Fritz enabled him to use the Founding Titan.[ch. 87]
Ymir Fritz (ユミル・フリッツ, Yumiru Furittsu)
A mythical figure tied to the origins of the Titans who lived around 1,800 years ago, mentioned only in fairy tales. In the stories, Ymir became the first Founding Titan (始祖の巨人, Shiso no Kyojin) when she made a deal with a being called the "Earth Devil" (大地の悪魔, Daichi no Akuma, alt. "Devil of All Earth" or "Devil of All Land") and used her newfound power to help her people and establish the nation of Eldia, and the Eldian are forever known as "Subjects of Ymir" (ユミルの民, Yumiru no Tami). Ymir died 13 years later (known as the "curse of Ymir" as all inheritors of her powers would be doomed to die after 13 years, just like her) and her powers were passed onto her three daughters: Sheena, Rose, and Maria (namesake of the three Walls on Paradis), then later onto nine of her subjects as the Nine Titans (九つの巨人, Kokonotsu no Kyojin), who used the Titan powers to expand the Eldian nation into a powerful empire. Ymir's existence was hailed as a god-given miracle by the Eldians, though their enemies say Ymir's power was derived from the Devil.


Marley (マーレ, Māre) is a large empire located beyond the Walls and across the ocean from Paradis. It consists of an enormous continental mainland as well as many overseas territories. Marley was originally conquered by the Subjects of Ymir who established the Empire of Eldia using the Nine Titans, but Karl Fritz enables the Marleyans to rise up during the Great Titan War. With Karl's involvement in their uprising concealed, the Marleyans seized control of some of the Titans and subjugated most of Eldia with the exception of Paradis. In the modern era, Marley uses the Titans to barely maintain its status as a world power as other nations are making technological progress.[volume & issue needed]

The Marleyan Military (マーレの軍事, Māre no Gunji) is the combined armed forces of Marley, consisting primarily of the Marley Army (マーレ陸軍, Māre Rikugun) (which includes the infamous Warrior Unit) and the Marley Navy (マーレ海軍, Māre Kaigun). Marley maintains its military dominance in the world stage by the use of five (formerly seven before the failure of the Paradis Island Operation) of the Nine Titans and a technologically moderate military force, which is not as developed as that of other powers around the world. The overall size of the Marleyan military stationed around the Liberio internment zone (レベリオ収容区, Reberio Shūyō-ku) exceeds 30,000 soldiers.

Calvi (カルヴィ, Karuvi)
The general (元帥, Gensui) of the Marleyan military forces. Being Marleyan by heritage, he was proud of his country's glorious history against the Eldian Empire, but he had also shown distress towards Marley's weakening status in the modern age. He shared his subordinates' racist contempt of Eldians, although it was expressed with more subtlety.
Theo Magath (テオ・マガト, Teo Magato)
A commander (隊長, Taichō) of the Eldian Unit of the Marley army and formerly one of the chief overseers of the first Warrior candidates during their training. He later led the Eldian Warriors in the war against the Mid-East Allied Forces, playing a key role in Marley's victory. Through the support of Willy Tybur and the governmental party of Marley along with the death of General Calvi and most of the Marleyan high command, Magath is next in line to become the general of the Marleyan military forces.

Warrior Unit[edit]

The Warrior Unit (戦士隊, Senshi-tai) is a subdivision of the Marleyan military's Eldian Unit, which consists of ethnic Eldian conscripts. Most Warrior cadets are recruited and trained from childhood, expected to carry out the needs of their superiors without question or objection, and serve as cannon fodder on the battlefield, performing the riskiest and most dangerous tasks and strategies while the other Marleyan soldiers remain out of harm's way. When the need arises, the Warrior who demonstrate the most exceptional performance on the battlefield is given the privilege of inheriting one of the six Titans (Beast, Cartman, Armored, Colossus, Female and Jaws) which Marley obtained during the Great Titan War. Due to the rarity of these individuals, efforts are taken to ensure that, if possible, these Warriors are not put into situations which could lead to the loss of one of Marley's Titans.

Zeke Yeager (ジーク・イェーガー, Jīku Yēgā)
An Eldian who is Eren's paternal older half-brother through their father Grisha, who used him as a spy within the Marleyans' Warrior Unit for the Eldian Resistance. But Zeke ultimately betrayed his father to save himself and conceal his identity as a descendant of Karl Fritz, causing the exile of both his father and his mother Dina Yeager.[ch. 86] Eventually becoming Captain of the Warrior Unit, with Bertolt, Reiner, and Annie his subordinates, Zeke inherited the power to assume a 17-meter (56 ft) Titan form resembling a Bigfoot-like creature with long, thin arms and retaining the ability to speak human language while able to command Titans due to his Fritz heritage.[ch. 35] Originally known as the Beast Titan (獣の巨人, Kemono no Kyojin), Zeke makes his presence known while in Titan form during the Stohess district storyline where he turned the residents of Ragako into Titans to terrorize Wall Rose's interior, stalling some of the Titans from eating Survey Corps leader Mike Zacharius long enough to relieve the shocked man of his gear for study while attempting to have a discussion with him.[ch. 35][GB p.135] After Reiss is removed from power, deeming the obtaining of the Founding Titan goes above Annie's rescue, he orders Reiner and Bertolt to remain by his side to plan an ambush to capture Eren when he eventually appears to reclaim the city.[ch. 70] After the Survey Corps arrived at Shiganshina and closed the outer wall, he leads an army of Titans in an ambush against them.[ch. 74] Though he fell back after losing Shiganshina, Zeke would convince Marley to resume their attack on Paradis five years later. But Zeke, faking his death during Eren's attack on Marley, had aligned himself with Eldia despite the Survey Corps not fully trusting him.[ch. 106]
Zeke is voiced by Takehito Koyasu in the Japanese version of the anime and by Jason Liebrecht in the English dub.
Porco Galliard (ポルコ・ガリアード, Poruko Gariādo)
Porco is one of the Eldians aligned with the Marley who can turn into a Titan. He is able to transform into the Jaws Titan (顎の巨人, Agito no Kyojin), an agile, light armoured Titan whose mouth is protected by a cog-like jaw. Galliard acquired his power by devouring Ymir, the previous holder of the power. He is also the younger brother of Marcel Galliard, who had the power of the Jaws Titan before being devoured by Ymir's Titan form.[ch. 93]
Pieck (ピーク, Pīku)
Pieck is one of the Eldians aligned with the Marley who can turn into a Titan. She is able to transform into the Cartman Titan (車力の巨人, Shariki no Kyojin), a quadrupedal Titan able to talk, just like the Beastly Titan and transport massive amounts of cargo on her back as she did during the battle against the Survey Corps in Shiganshina, supplying Zeke with barrels for him to throw. During the battle at Fort Slava, she acted as a heavily armoured tank by protecting her face with a large, plated mask while carrying two soldiers armed with machine guns.
Gabi Braun (ガビ・ブラウン, Gabi Buraun)
A Warrior candidate (戦士候補生, Senshi Kōho-sei)) who highly favored to inherit the Armored Titan power from her older cousin Reiner, passionate and self-righteous girl who is prejudiced against the Eldians living on Paradis due to the false history she was raised on like many Eldians in Marley. She and Falco ended up in Paradis after stowing away, killing Sasha upon being found and escaping confinement.
Falco Grice (ファルコ・グライス, Faruko Guraisu)
A timid Warrior candidate competing with Gabi to inherit the power of the Armored Titan, he ends up in Paradis with her after stowing away with her.
Colt Grice (コルト・グライス, Koruto Guraisu)
A Warrior candidate favored to be the next wielder of the Beast Titan power, and the older brother of Falco.

Tybur Family[edit]

The Tybur family (タイバー家, Taibā-ke) is a house of elite and influential Eldian nobles living in Marley as honorary Marleyans, although they are actually Marley's true ruler. Even though that they are Eldian, they are highly respected throughout the world for being the first Eldian family to fight against their own king during the Great Titan War. They gave Marley freedom and power as an act of atonement for their ancestors' crimes against the Marleyans. The held the power of the 15-meter (49 ft) War Hammer Titan (戦槌の巨人, Sentsui no Kyojin) for generations, but only a select few knew of the inheritor's identity where they can even control its body through cables made of Titan flesh while in a crystallized state.

Willy Tybur (ヴィリー・タイバー, Virī Taibā)
The patriarch of the Tybur family and the true ruler of Marley, Willy's ancestors orchestrated the downfall of the Eldian Empire with King Karl Fritz ages ago.[ch. 97] While a pacifist, Willy shares his family's disdain towards Fritz's methods in the segregation of the Eldians from Paradis island. While publicly revealing his family's true history and indifference to Marley's decline, Willy express full intentions of seizing the resources of Paradis Island.[ch. 95] Claiming to have inherited the power of the War Hammer Titan that was kept in his bloodline for years, Willy shared his family's preference of using its power for the sake of maintaining peace. After publicly declaring war on Paradis, Willy was killed and eaten by a transformed Eren, who then proceeded to attack Marley's leadership in the audience, but Willy's younger sister is later revealed to be the true holder of the War Hammer Titan.[ch. 101]
Ms. Tybur
The unnamed sister of Willy Tybur. She is the true wielder of the War Hammer Titan. She fought with Eren's Attack Titan formwhere they are equal in power.[ch. 101] When the Attack Titan found out where the crystallized form of Ms. Tybur is, he heads there and is intercepted by the Jaw Titan and the Cartman Titan. This gave Ms. Tybur time to form a new War Hammer Titan body who uses its spikes to stab the Attack Titan.[ch. 102] Though she is unable to pierce the nape of the Attack Titan. When Eren states that the War Hammer Titan is out of moves, he abandons the Attack Titan body nad forms a new one where he picks up Ms. Tybur's crystal.[ch. 103] While noting the damages to the crystal surrounding her, Ms. Tybur watches the battle between the Attack Titan and the Jaw Titan. After the Attack Titan subdues the Jaw Titan and uses its jaws to break open the crystal, its destruction rips Ms. Tybur to shreds as the Attack Titan eats her remains.[ch. 104]

Other inhabitants[edit]

Dina Yeager (ダイナ・イェーガー, Daina Yēgā)
Grisha's first wife and Zeke's mother. As the last known descendant of Ymir Fritz, she stayed in Eldia to assist the resistance after a disagreement her family had with the head when he decided to move to Paradis. When Zeke exposed her and Grisha to the Marley government, Dina was exiled to Paradis as a grinning titan.[ch. 86] Several years later, Dina devoured Grisha's second wife Carla and became the cause of Eren's hatred towards Titans. When Eren encounters the Titan while Bertoldt and Reiner, he tapped into the Founding Titan's power for the time and had Dina attacked by Titans from all sides.[ch. 50] It was only later that Eren learns of Dina's existence as a human from Grisha's memories, realizing that being in Dina's presence as a Fritz enabled him to use the Founding Titan's powers.[ch. 87]
Eren Kruger (エレン・クルーガー, Eren Kurūgā)
An Eldian spy posing as a Marleyan officer, known only as the alias "The Owl". Eren Kruger first met Grisha when he was a child and despite knowing that his sister was killed by the police, pretended to not know anything to protect his cover. Since then he developed sympathy for him, having arranged his meeting with Dina while concealing her lineage from the Marleyan government.[ch. 87] When Grisha was sentenced to roam the lands of Paradis as an exile mindless Titan, Kruger rescues him at the last second, revealing not only his disguise, but the fact that he also possesses the one of the Nine Titans, the Attack Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin). Kruger explains his life is nearing its end and names Grisha his successor, then injects Grisha with Titan serum and allows himself to be eaten. Grisha would pass that same power years later to his son Eren, whom is apparently named after Kruger.
Mr. Yeager (イェーガーさん, Yēgā-san)
The father of Grisha and Faye Yeager and the grandfather of Zeke and Eren Yeager, he was also the guardian of Zeke after Grisha was arrested. He works as a respected doctor in the Liberio Internment Zone.
Faye Yeager (フェイ・イェーガー, Fei Yēgā)
The younger sister of Grisha Yeager. At the age of 8, she was sadistically murdered by the Marleyan Public Security Authority officers, and her death was what later inspired Grisha to join the Eldia Restorationists movement.
Grice (グライス, Guraisu)
A member of the Eldia Restorationists, he was the one that informed Grisha of the nature of Faye's fate and recruited to Grisha join the Eldia Restorationists. He is also the uncle of the Warrior candidates Colt and Falco.

Anti-Marleyan Volunteers[edit]

The Anti-Marleyan Volunteers (反マーレ義勇兵, Han Māre Giyū-hei) are a group of underground rebel soldiers serving within the Marleyan Army, membership is largely composed of people from countries that Marley conquered in its aggressive territorial expansion. Holding a severe grudge after being conscripted to fight for the country that oppressed them, the Volunteers aspire to throw overthrow the Marleyan government for their freein. They initially had very little success before they morale was renewed when they allied themselves with Zeke Yeager. During the early stages of the Marley Mid-East War, the Volunteers betray Marley's first survey fleet sent to Paradis Island to set up Zeke's covert alliance with the Eldians in providing the country with technology and intel in return to receive amnesty for Zeke and his followers. The Volunteers would continue aiding the Survey Corps, playing a crucial role in the Battle of Liberio, including infiltrating the Marleyan ranks to incapacitate Marleyan Warriors and piloting an airship to ensure the Survey Corps' safe retreat. After returning to Paradis, the Volunteers turn over to the Garrison Corps a stock of Titan serums they managed to steal from Marley, but Dot Pixis has them arrested as he explained that Paradis is not yet to fully trust Zeke and his followers.

Yelena (イェレナ, Yerena)
A very tall blonde woman who is a fanatic follower of Zeke Yeager, serving as his lieutenant and de facto deputy leader of the Volunteers. Yelena has been shown to be somewhat deranged in her zealotry, and would summarily execute any of her comrades suspected to be against their goals. In the year 851, learning that Zeke's half-brother Eren Yeager possesses two Titan abilities, Yelena volunteers to go to Paradis Island as part of a Marleyan survey crew. Killing her commander when he refuses to surrender after their vessel is beached and captured by Eren, Yelena explains her faction to Hange and Levi while revealing that Marley's war in the Middle East is preventing it from launching another assault on Paradis Island. Forming an alliance with Paradis, Yelena and her comrades begin sharing their technology with the islanders while later arranging a meeting between Paradis and Hizuru to discuss a strategic alliance. Three years later, posing as a male Marleyan soldier from the Lakura military base, Yelena is among the Paradis forces sent to Liberio to retrieve Eren while luring Pieck and Galliard into a trap to remove them from intervening in Survey Corps attack. As the Battle of Liberio ends, Yelena and her fellow Volunteers turn over a stock of Titan serums they managed to steal from Marley to the Garrison, but is arrested by Dot Pixis, who is not yet willing to trust Zeke and his followers. After being in confinement, Yelena is interrogated by Pixis, who acknowledges that Eldia is in the Volunteers' debt and reveals his suspicions that Yelena has been secretly conspiring with Eren through Floch Forster.
Onyankopon (オニャンコポン)
A dark-skinned man who is seemingly friendly but has a rather serious mindset. Onyankopon is among the first Marleyan survey fleet sent in 851 to Paradis, and helps his fellow Volunteers member Yelena in disarming their commanding officers when his ship is captured and beached by Eren Yeager. Forming an alliance with Paradis Island, Onyankopon and his comrades begin sharing technology with the islanders, with Onyankopon focusing on ways to strategically prepare Paradis Island for reintegration with the outside world, such as building ports for ships to dock. During the Survey Corps' attack of Liberio in 854, Onyankopon serves as an airship pilot to pick up retreating soldiers. After being arrested by Dot Pixis on the account of distrust, Onyankopon makes no effort to conceal his dismay at the Paradis military for imprisoning the Volunteers, reminding the visiting Hange of all that the two accomplished while working together over the past three years. He later accompanies Hange to a hearing regarding the rebellion by Eren's supporters.


Kiyomi Azumabito (キヨミ・アズマビト, Kiyomi Azumabito)
An ambassador from the Oriental (東洋, Tōyō, lit. "East Sea") nation of Hizuru (ヒィズル, Hizuru) and the matriarch of the Azumabito family (アズマビト家, Azumabito-ke), a descendant of the former ruling Shogun clan (将軍家, Shōgun-ke). She first appeared as an diplomat attending the party the night before Willy Tybur's stage presentation in Liberio, and appears to be friendly to ethnic Eldians when she covers Udo, one of the Warrior cadets, when he accidentally spills wine on her kimono. The following day, she visits Willy in the backstage area and passes off her visit as simply wanting to see his face and tells him that she hopes he fulfills his duty without incident. However, she leaves with her escort soon after, instead of staying to watch the stage production (which is later attacked by Eren and the Survey Corps).
It is later revealed that years ago Kiyomi secretly met with Zeke Yeager, who offered to conspire with her to restore Eldia which would benefit Hizuru as it struggled diplomatically after the Great Titan War due to the nation's historical alliance with Eldia. Kiyomi later visited Paradis with a diplomatic delegation from Hizuru to rekindle the alliance, revealing Mikasa Ackerman's mother to be a descendant of an Azumabito cadet branch that migrated to Paradis. Kiyomi explains her arrangement with Zeke to the Paradis military, offering to help modernize Paradis in return for Historia to inherit Zeke's Titan powers.


  1. ^ Hange's name as been arranged as "Zoë Hange" in the Kodansha USA manga and Funimation dub of the anime, but reversed in the official Attack on Titan Guidebook as "Hange Zoë".[GB p.80] In Japan, the character's English name was spelled "Zoe Hans" as part of a promotional collaboration with Japanese eyewear brand JINS.[20]

Works cited[edit]

Attack on Titan manga[edit]

Attack on Titan manga volumes by Hajime Isayama. Original Japanese version published by Kodansha. English version by Kodansha USA.

  • Vol. 1 (ch. 1–4):  進撃の巨人 1 (in Japanese). March 2010. ISBN 978-4-06-384276-0. and Attack on Titan Vol. 1. June 2012. ISBN 978-1-61262-024-4.
  • Vol. 2 (ch. 5–9):  進撃の巨人 2 (in Japanese). July 2010. ISBN 978-4-06-384338-5. and Attack on Titan Vol. 2. September 2012. ISBN 978-1-61262-025-1.
  • Vol. 3 (ch. 10–13):  進撃の巨人 3 (in Japanese). December 2010. ISBN 978-4-06-384410-8. and Attack on Titan Vol. 3. December 2012. ISBN 978-1-61262-026-8.
  • Vol. 4 (ch. 14–18):  進撃の巨人 4 (in Japanese). April 2011. ISBN 978-4-06-384469-6. and Attack on Titan Vol. 4. March 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-253-8.
  • Vol. 5 (ch. 19–22):  進撃の巨人 5 (in Japanese). August 2011. ISBN 978-4-06-384513-6. and Attack on Titan Vol. 5. March 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-254-5.
  • Vol. 6 (ch. 23–26):  進撃の巨人 6 (in Japanese). December 2011. ISBN 978-4-06-384591-4. and Attack on Titan Vol. 6. August 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-255-2.
  • Vol. 7 (ch. 27–30):  進撃の巨人 7 (in Japanese). April 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384652-2. and Attack on Titan Vol. 7. August 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-256-9.
  • Vol. 8 (ch. 31–34):  進撃の巨人 8 (in Japanese). August 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384712-3. and Attack on Titan Vol. 8. October 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-547-8.
  • Vol. 9 (ch. 35–38):  進撃の巨人 9 (in Japanese). December 2012. ISBN 978-4-06-384776-5. and Attack on Titan Vol. 9. November 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-548-5.
  • Vol. 10 (ch. 39–42):  進撃の巨人 10 (in Japanese). April 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-384839-7. and Attack on Titan Vol. 10. December 2013. ISBN 978-1-61262-676-5.
  • Vol. 11 (ch. 43–46):  進撃の巨人 11 (in Japanese). August 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-394901-8. and Attack on Titan Vol. 11. January 2014. ISBN 978-1-61262-677-2.
  • Vol. 12 (ch. 47–50):  進撃の巨人 12 (in Japanese). December 2013. ISBN 978-4-06-394976-6. and Attack on Titan Vol. 12. April 2014. ISBN 978-1-61262-678-9.
  • Vol. 13 (ch. 51–54):  進撃の巨人 13 (in Japanese). April 2014. ISBN 978-4-06-395044-1. and Attack on Titan Vol. 13. August 2014. ISBN 978-1-61262-679-6.
  • Vol. 14 (ch. 55–58):  進撃の巨人 14 (in Japanese). August 2014. ISBN 978-4-06-395141-7. and Attack on Titan Vol. 14. November 2014. ISBN 978-1-61262-680-2.
  • Vol. 15 (ch. 59–62):  進撃の巨人 15 (in Japanese). December 2014. ISBN 978-4-06-395253-7. and Attack on Titan Vol. 15. March 2015. ISBN 978-1-61262-979-7.
  • Vol. 16 (ch. 63–66):  進撃の巨人 16 (in Japanese). April 2015. ISBN 978-4-06-395358-9. and Attack on Titan Vol. 16. August 2015. ISBN 978-1-61262-980-3.
  • Vol. 17 (ch. 67–70):  進撃の巨人 17 (in Japanese). August 2015. ISBN 978-4-06-395446-3. and Attack on Titan Vol. 17. December 2015. ISBN 978-1-63236-112-7.
  • Vol. 18 (ch. 71–74):  進撃の巨人 18 (in Japanese). December 2015. ISBN 978-4-06-395549-1. and Attack on Titan Vol. 18. April 2016. ISBN 978-1-63236-211-7.
  • Vol. 19 (ch. 75–78):  進撃の巨人 19 (in Japanese). April 2016. ISBN 978-4-06-395636-8. and Attack on Titan Vol. 19. August 2016. ISBN 978-1-63236-259-9.
  • Ch. 79–85: Uncollected chapters

Attack on Titan anime[edit]

Other Attack on Titan media[edit]

  • Hajime Isayama (2014). Attack on Titan Guidebook. Kodansha Comics. ISBN 978-1-61262-945-2. – English translation. Originally published in 2013 as two volumes: Shingeki no Kyojin Inside Kou and Shingeki no Kyojin Outside Kou.


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