Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, is a manga with an anime series of the same name. Written by Hajime Isayama, the series is very much popular worldwide. And as per a report by Parrot Analytics, in 2021, the anime series Attack On Titan was among the most popular series in the USA (February 2021). The anime series had beaten SNL, Cobra Kai, The Mandalorian, Wanda Vision, and Game of Thrones in terms of views at that time. Attack On Titan also has the best top-selling manga chapters worldwide, which is close to 100 million
The critics consider Attack on Titan as the best anime story of the last five years as the series doesn’t follow a conventional type of storytelling. When watching the anime series, you can expect anything, may it be the death of your favorite characters to spine-chilling action sequences and betrayals well. It almost feels like you are watching an anime version of Game of Thrones. Although these two stories and the plot of these 2 are altogether different but impact wise, they are quite similar; the fans watching these two series can easily get riled up with all the sudden betrayal, emotional scenes, and deaths of their favorite characters.
Even the primary protagonist is not safe in the story; the characters of Attack On Titan, be it female or male, are all equally important to the plot of the series. In some cases, a seemingly unimportant character could swiftly become a vital member of the story’s plot. Then comes the action sequences of the series, which is we all can agree, is the best part of the series, and with its fast pace script, you can expect almost anything at any point in time while reading the manga or watching the anime.
So far, in our previous articles related to Attack On Titan, we have discussed some of the significant aspects related to the story, like chapter 139 ending chapter 138 plot even; we have covered all the episode of season 4, but we haven’t discussed who are the major and the strongest characters in the series so today in this article we will discuss the powerful and strongest characters of Attack On Titan.
The Top Strongest Characters of Attack On Titan Ranked
With the Rumbling set in motion, the series is based on a world where humanity lives inside three concentric walls, which the enormous titans make. The show follows the adventure of Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Alert, and Levi Ackerman to take revenge and get the true cause behind such attacks in Paradise. Eren, Mikasa, and Armin join the scout regiment to fight against these titans. There were many ups and downs in the series; a lot has happened, which we have already covered in our previous articles, so we will not dig into those facts. Here in this article, we will discuss the topmost strongest characters in the series.
Pieck Finger is one of the Eldian who served as Titan Shifter for the Marleyan army. Pieck is having the power of Cart Titan, famous for her quick thinking ability and deducing the challenging situations on the battlefield; she was chosen for the role of Cart Titan.
The Cart Titan has excellent speed and has a technical advantage for carrying essentials on her back as titan form. Another exciting thing about the cart Titan is that they have tremendous endurance, unlike other Titan shifters who can’t stay in their titan form for a more extended period. Pieck Finger has an advantage there; she can stay in her Titan form for a more extended period.
Jean Kirschtein is one of the graduates of the 104th Training Corps. He was ranked sixth for his leadership qualities and sharp abilities to assess challenging situations and take commands. Although he joined the military with the hopes of living a peaceful life as military police, Jean, later on, left the job of military police and joined the scout regiment with Eren and others to fight the Titans.
Previously shown to have a good hold of the ODM geats in the open terrain, he can also shoot down enemies accurately. Having good combat skills and intelligence, he possesses good combat skills and utilizes weapons such as thunder spears and firearms.
Annie Leonhart is one of the graduates of the 104th Corps. She was ranked fourth there. She is an Eldian who also serves as the Titan Shifter under the Marleyan Warrior Programme. She posses the power of a Female Titan. In her human and Titan form, she possesses excellent techniques in hand-to-hand combat and has a crystallization ability, and can even attract pure titans with her scream.
Jaw Titan was one of the nine titan shifters famous for his robust set of jaws and claws. It is assumed that Jaw Titan’s Jaw and claws are so powerful that they can tear almost everything. Even War Hammer Titan’s crystal-like structures can be broken with the Jaw Titan’s power. Jaw Titan’s other important trait is its speed; they are like cheetahs in of Titan world; they can target the enemies with their speed and ferocious claws. Porco Galliard, Marcel Gailliard, Falco Grice, and Ymir (not Ymir Fritz) inherited the power of Jaw Titan so far in the AOT manga.
Reiner Braun, the vice-captain and deputy chief of the Warrior Unit, is the main protagonist. He possesses the power of Armored Titan. In its normal and Titan form, Reiner possesses a strong body. In his Titan form, he also can hardened armor plates to take damage from attacks.
He was selected as a child to become one of Marley’s soldiers. At the age of ten, he possessed the power of Armored Titan and attacked Paradise Island alongside Bertolt Hoover, Annie Leonhart, and Marcel Galliard to retrieve the power of Founding Titan, which that time reside inside Eren Yeager. Later on, he and Bertolt, and Annie joined the survey corps to keep a watch on Eren.
Armin Arlert also graduated from the 104th Corps and served as one of the tactical leads in the survey corps because of his sharp intelligence. Later on, the series possesses Colossus Titan’s power; being physically weak, he is one of the crucial characters in the series because of his high intelligence; he is the one who formed tactical strategy, formations in the series to hunt down titans attacking Paradise.
In his Titan form, Armin Poses an explosion power and ability to radiate hot steam. The Titan’s enormous size is also an added advantage to his strengths.
Mikasa Ackerman ranked first in the 104th Training Corps. She is one of the most important characters in the series, mainly famous for her incredible combat skills, intelligence, and the best ODM gear control; she is considered the fierce character in the Attack On Titan verse after Levi Ackerman. As a human not having any Titan powers, she had the best Titan kills compared to all.
She is the perfect example of an allrounder soldier. Being an Ackerman, she possesses an extraordinary awakened power that provides her great fighting extinct and excellent control over her body.
The former captain of the Warrior Unit and inheritor of Beast Titan Zeke was the main protagonist from season 1- season 3 of Attack On Titan. He holds Dina Fritz and Grisha Yeager(who is also Eren’s father). Zeke is considered one of the strongest warriors because of the beast titan’s power of throwing boulders to perfect accuracy to destroy any target. He was the leading mind behind the attack on Paradise to retrieve the power of Founding Titan. Also, he has the capability of controlling Titans with his voice.
War Hammer Titan
Unlike other Titan Shifters, the War Hammer Titan possessed the ability to create structures out of their Titan Flesh. These structures can be used to forming pikes structures that can be used to defeat enemies. Even the Titan can create giant sickle or hammer-type structures. One exception of War Hammer Titan is that the human possessing the Titan’s power won’t reside inside the Titan’s neck. Instead, it will be joined to a tail of the Titan where they will be inside a crystal casing that is strong and cannot be damaged easily unless and until it is crushed by a more resilient structure like the Jaw and claws Jaw Titan. The War Hammer Titan’s power was possed by Lara Tybur.
Levi Ackerman, the most vital human character inAttack on Titan, the captain and commander of Special Operations Unit Survey Corps, his skills of utilizing the ODM gears has no match with anyone else. In a fight in the series with the beast titan Zeke, Levi easily beat him with his fast speed and awakened Ackerman’s power.
Humanity’s strongest soldier is also considered equal to the entire brigade with his blades; he has even once almost beaten the female Titan. He holds excellent instincts and also posses Ackerman power which is because of his exceptional fighting techniques.
Ymir is the primary Ancestor of all the Titans; she is the first to obtain titans’ power to save the Eldian king. She was the first to hold all the powers of Titans when she died; she was split into nine titans. What she had accomplished in the 13 years she lived is still unknown. After her death, when her soul was split between 9 titan shifters, they built on the Eldian Empire. And the strange thing here was that whoever inherited her power all died after 13 years which is the exact number of years she lived. This phenomenon is known as the “curse of Ymir.” So far in the series, no one had posses the same power as Ymir Fritz. Ymir has control over all Titans, and he is the source of all the titan powers.
Eren Yeager-[Rank 1]
The strongest character of Attack On Titan is a former member of Survey Corps and ranked 5th during graduation. He is the only one who had overcome Ymir’s power by inheriting War Hammer Titan’s power as well as Founding Titan’s power.
Initially started as a heroic lead, he gradually became the anti-hero in the series and committed violent crimes and killed dozens for the sake of Eldia. He is also the half-brother of Zeke, and as a human, his main trait was the will to learn and adapt to the situation later on; this has also helped him become physically strong and significant in combat skills. He is also a pro in using ODM gears; in one of the later parts of the series, we will witness him convince Ymir to lend her strength to him, and after that, he will showcase his true powers, which will be GOD level power in AOT.
With that god-level titan power,Erenthen unleashed all the wall titans and created a much bigger body than Ymir’s and colossal Titan’s body. He then used the founding Titan’stelepathic power and communicated to all the subjects of Ymir to destroy the world outside Paradis Island. So this is enough for us to understand what power Eren Yeager’s Titan possesses.
Although in the anime series, this part of Eren possessing Ymir’s powers hasn’t been covered yet. So to witness that, we will have to wait till 2022 when season 4, part 2 of Attack On Titan, will release.
Eren Vs. Armored Titan and Eren Vs. War Hammer Titan
In season 3 and season 4, we have witnessed Eren vs. Reiner’s fight a couple of times, and in both cases, Eren has beaten Reiner’s Armored Titan with his hand-to-hand combat abilities. Even in season 4, Episode 6, we saw a faceoff between the War Hammer Titan (Willy Tyber) and Eren’s Attack Titan, and there Eren inherited the power of War Hammer Titan by using Jaw Titan’s sharp teeth and consumed the spinal fluid of War Hammer Titan to inherit all her powers.