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Armin in Attack on Titan (credit MAPPA and Hajime Isayama)

Does Armin Die in Attack on Titan?

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Does Armin Die in Attack on Titan? What happens to him in the manga? Armin has always been a loved character in Attack on Titan.

He is one of the few highly skilled strategists in the Attack On Titan series; he definitely has the brains and knows how to use them.

His strategies have saved the lives of many characters on more than one occasion. So it’s no wonder that fans were upset when some began to circulate rumours that he died in Attack on Titan.

However, some believe that he survived and will continue to play a role in the story. There is still much we do not know about what happens to him in either case.

Will he die, or will he survive? Well, we have the complete details on this, so let us figure out what happens to Armin in Attack on Titan?

Armin in Attack on Titan
Armin in Attack on Titan (credit MAPPA and Hajime Isayama)

Does Armin Die in Attack on Titan Anime?

No, Armin doesn’t die in Attack on Titan so far and will not die in the future of the series as well [spoiler].

However, he did have one close encounter with death in the final battle of Shiganshina in Attack on Titan Season 3 [Return to Shiganshina arc].

In Attack on Titan Season 3, Armin lures Bertolt’s Colossal Titan to release all the energy and steam so that Eren can use that opportunity to abandon his own Titan form and use the Titan manoeuvre to cut Bertolt free from the nape of Colossal Titan.

So while Armin decided to lure Bertolt’s Colossal Titan in Attack on season 3, it turned out to be lethal for Armin as he got exposed to the scorching steam exposure of Bertolt’s Colossal Titan that made his entire body scorched.

Armin Sacrificing himself
Armin Sacrificing himself in the Attack on Titan Season 3-Return to Shiganshina arc (credit MAPPA and Hajime Isayama)

Armin was still alive at this point but was barely breathing.

Captain Levi had only two options, either to save Erwin or Armin, and one of them will have to die as only a vile of Titan Serum was left.

Levi could have saved his mentor, Commander Erwin(who was also dying after the injuries he obtained from Beast Titan), and the second option was to give to Armin, who was barely breathing at that point.

After having an emotional outburst, Captain Levi finally chose Armin to give the vile of Titan serum.

This immediately changed Armin to a mindless Titan who ate Bertolt (Colossal Titan).

After consuming the Bertolt, he got the powers of Colossal Titan.

This means Armin nearly had to die to obtain the Colossal Titan’s powers, which makes him a legend.

Armin almost died in Attack on Titan Season 3
Armin almost died in Attack on Titan Season 3 (credit MAPPA and Hajime Isayama)

Does Armin Die in Attack on Titan Manga? Is Armin Really Dead? What happened to Armin at the end? 

No, Armin doesn’t die in Attack on Titan Manga.

Armin helped Mikasa and the others to kill Eren to stop his rumbling.

After Eren was killed, Armin was freed from his Colossal Titan form, and all the Titan races were wiped out, reverting all the subjects of Ymir back to their human form.

After this, Armin became a global diplomat, and he helped Marlyeans and the Eldians to end their conflict.

At the end of Attack on Titan, Armin got the peace he always wanted and saw the world beyond the walls, and thanked Eren for being his friend and making the sacrifice which helped all the Titans to revert to their human form, including Armin,

Three years after that, Armin led a new Survey corps and Marley warriors on a new mission to promote peace between the rest of the world and Paradis.

How is Armin still alive in Attack on Titan? Who saved Armin AOT?

Armin is still alive in Attack on Titan because of Levi, as he injected the titan serum and transformed him into the Colossal Titan.

In Season 3, in the battle of Shiganshina District, Armin almost died as his entire body was burned after fighting Bertolt’s Colossal Titan.

Then Captain Levi had only two options: save Armin or save Erwin Smith, who was also badly injured and barely breathing at that point while fighting with Zeke’s beast Titan.

Levi could not decide whom to save as he respected Erwin a lot and didn’t want him to die.

Still, it was Erwin who told Levi to save Armin as he would be a key stakeholder in the upcoming battles.

As Eren and Mikasa also insisted, Levi finally decided to save Armin.

Armin was injected with the Titan Serum, which transformed into a mindless titan.

After that, Armin consumed Bertlot and became Colossal Titan.

Is Armin a Colossal Titan? Does Armin use the colossal Titan?

Yes, Armin Arlert holds the power of Colossal Titan.

He got the power after he consumed Bertholdt in episode 55 of Attack On Titan, Chapter: Midnight Sun.

Armin’s Colossal Titan has a height of 60 meters, much bigger than Bertholdt’s colossal Titan’s height of close to 50 meters.

Plus, his Titan body has long hands which reach out to knees, and Armin’s Colossal Titan is a bit skinny but is far more powerful than Bertholdt’s colossal Titan with visible ribcage, ears and big teeth.

Armin’s Colossal Titan can cause devastating explosions of steam and even launch his nuclear blast if needed.

Armin mastered the art of Colossal Titan, and it is considered his Colossal Titan is much more powerful than Bertholdt’s.

Who Does Armin End Up With?

We believe that Armin ended up with Annie after the ending of Attack on Titan Manga, Chapter 139.

We knew from the beginning that Armin already had feelings for Annie, but he was not able to express her feelings to her.

Still, after the last chapter, after Ymir wiped out all of Titan’s powers from the world, Armin eventually becomes the man of peace and the bridge between the Eldians and the world.

He decides to explore the world outside Paradis, and Annie eventually agrees to come with him and explore the world outside. Hence based on that analysis, Armin ended up with Annie.

How Tall is Armin in Colossal Titan Form? How does Armin get his powers?

Armin’s Colossal Titan is far taller and bulkier than Bertholdt’s Colossal Titan. It is said Armin’s Colossal Titan is as tall as 60 meters.

He got his powers after consuming Bertholdt’s Colossal Titan in the Midnight Sun chapter.

In the chapter, after his body is severely burnt, he is about to die, and Captain Erwin Smith is also injured; hence as both of them are about to die, the choice is with Levi, Eren, and Mikasa to decide on whether to save Erwin or Armin.

But after aching thinking, Levi finally decides to give the titan serum to Armin as he was the one who could replace Erwin as a leader, plus Erwin had already lost an arm in the battle.

Therefore after Armin is injected with the serum, he turns himself into a normal Titan, and after that, he consumes Bertholdt and gets the powers of the Colossal Titan.

Who is Armin Arlert?

Armin Arlert is the 15th commander of the Survey Corps. After the death of Captain Erwin Smith, Armin Arlert was named the captain of Survey Corp because of his genius intellect and strategies. 

Armin Arlert is the childhood friend of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman. 

Armin is considered one of the most intelligent characters in Attack on Titan, apart from Hange Zoe. 

Because of his plans, Survey Corp defeated Reiner Braun and Bertolt Hoover in the battle of Shiganshina District. 

This was the same battle where Armin almost died but was later revived with the help of Titan Serum and consumed by Bertolt to get the powers of Colossal Titan. 


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