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Attack on Titan fans are mourning the death of Hange Zoe after the premiere of Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 29.
So what happened to Hange Zoe? how did Hange die? and what ultimately killed her? Let’s take a closer look at all that has happened in the first episode of Season 4, Part 3.
What Episode did Hange die in Attack on Titan? and How did Hange die in Attack on Titan Season 4?
Hange died in the Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 29, titled “The Final Chapters Special” (Part 3 Episode 1). The episode was titled ‘The Wings of Freedom.
In the episode, when the crew reach Odiha to fix the Azumabito’s flying boat to stop the rumbling, they discover that the people of the city have already left because Eren has already started the rumbling and destroyed a couple of Marley cities already.
Then Yelena revealed that Eren is likely to target the next Fort Salta, which is located in southern Marley and is a fortification and airship research base.
Yelena stated that when she discussed the euthanasia plan with Eren, that time she told Eren to attack Fort Salta; because if the Marleyan airbase is destroyed, then their economy will collapse, and they will not think of attacking Paradis again.
But Eren was never satisfied with destroying just the airbase. He wanted genocide.
Finally, when the Flying boat was fixed by Onyankopon and Azumabito’s engineers, they thought of starting the takeoff sequence an hour.
But then Floach appeared all of a sudden and attacked the boat from behind with his gun, which put holes in the fuel tank of the flying boat.
Apparently, Floach grabbed onto the ship and came all the way only to stop the crew from stopping Eren.
As the Engineers and Onyankopon started fixing the flying boat by wielding the holes in the fuel tank, it was already too late as Eren’s rumbling finally reached Odiha.
Everyone panicked, and nobody knew what needed to be done.
Reiner was about to use his Armored Titan power to buy out some time for everyone else to escape, but Hange intervened and said that she would not allow any of the titan shifters to die as they would be required to stop Eren, so she decided that she will be the one who would be going buy out some time by killing some of the Colossal Titan.
After that, she said her last goodbyes to everyone, including Levi, and she then went to kill the Colossal Titans one by one.
As Colossal Titans radiate heat, she ultimately got clustered among all the titans.
She tried her best to break free by killing around 5 Colossal Wall Titans with the thunder spear;after that, she was caught in between the hot steam released by the Colossal Titans, because of whichHange’s body was scorched, and that is the reason why she died.
Hange didn’t want her comrades and the Titan shifters to die, so that is why she thought of keeping the Wall Titans engaged so that her comrades could utilise that time to escape, which created an opening.
Did Hange die in Attack on Titan? How did Hange die in AOT manga?
Yes, HangeZoe, one of the brightest members of the Survey Corps, died in the final chapter of Attack on Titan when the Rumbling starts.
Hange sacrificed her life to save her comrades as the Rumbling of Colossal Titans(Wall Titans) started.
First, she flew a plane to save all her comrades; she noticed Armin and her comrades were caught in the Rumbling.
Hange didn’t want her comrades and the Titan shifters to die, so, therefore, she thought of keeping the Wall Titans engaged so that her comrades could utilise that time to escape, which created an opening.
Because of this, her comrades managed to escape from the Rumbling. But she was caught between the Colossal Titans as they surrounded her.
She tried her best to break free first by killing two Colossal Wall Titans with the thunder spear;after that, she was caught in between the hot steam released by the Colossal Titans, because of which Hange’s body was scorched, and that is the reason why she died.
Was Hange’s death justified in Attack on Titan? was it at all necessary?
As fans in the Attack on Titanuniverse, it sometimes hurts to see our favourite characters, such as Hange, Erwin, and Sasha, dying in the series.
But at the same time, being a fan of Hajime Isayama, we think her death was completely justified in Attack on Titan.
We all know that in Attack on Titan, the series does kill its major characters from time to time, but all of these have happened with proper character development; the case of Hange also saw adequate character growth.
She was named the 14th commander of the Survey Corps after the death of Erwin Smith; later on, she also helped the Survey Corps by researching Titans.
She showed her moral side while researching the Titans; she didn’t even think of torturing them, but later on, from time to time, we also saw her losing her innocence.
One thing was for sure she was always there for her friends and the members of the Survey Corps, and that is what we witnessed in Attack on Titan during Hange’s death.
She died protecting her friends and didn’t even think about herself. Hange was a great character in Attack on Titan Universe, but we believe that her death is justified. Still, she didn’t die in vain because, in the Finale Chapter, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, and others managed to stop Eren’s Rumbling.