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

Does Armin Die in Attack on Titan?

Last Updated on January 1, 2022 by Amrit Chatterjee

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 the 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 Anime so far and will not die in the future of 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, steam attack so that Eren could use that opportunity to abandon his own Titan form and use the Titan manoeuvre in cutting 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 deadly as he got exposed to scorching steam exposure of Bertolt’s Colossal Titan that made his 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. 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?

No, Armin doesn’t die in Attack on Titan Manga, but he helps 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’s back to their human form.

After which, 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.

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