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The 9 Titans of "Attack on Titan"

Lauriano has been an avid fan of anime since he was a kid and has found his passion writing about the subject.


Almost 2,000 years ago, Ymir Fritz became the first Titan in the Attack on Titan universe. Hence, her name as the Founding Titan. Thirteen years later, Ymir died and her three daughters inherited her powers by consuming her remains. Those powers eventually split into the nine Titans, each with its own unique abilities, and each with an inheritor controlling them. Here are their backstories:


1. Founding Titan

Ymir's Founding Titan can manipulate and erase the memories of its subjects. This was demonstrated by Karl Fritz when he led the entire population of Paradis Island to believe that they were the only humans living in the world. Founding Titan can also control other Titans, which Eren Jaeger showed when he unintentionally directed nearby Pure Titans by screaming.

These are the Kwon inheritors of the Founding Titan: Ymir Fritz, Karl Fritz (The First Reiss King and the 145th King of Eldia), Rod and Uri Reiss's father, Uri Reiss, Frieda Reiss (niece of Uri), Grisha Jaeger, and Eren Jaeger (son of Grisha).


2. Attack Titan

Attack Titan's inheritors are able to see future experiences and even peer into the memories of their future inheritor. For five years, Eren Yeager lived unaware of his possession of the Attack Titan and the unusable Founding Titan. That is, until the year 850, during the battle of Trost District.

After Ymir Fritz, who possessed all nine Titan powers, three known heirs have been born to the Attack Titan: Eren Kruger, Grisha Jaeger, and Eren Jaeger.


3. Armored Titan

Armored Titan possesses armored plates of skin covering its body. Reiner Braun is currently the inheritor of armored Titan, although Gabi Braun and Falco Grice are among the candidates to inherit his power. Like Female Titan, Armored Titan is capable of utilizing crystal-like hardening around its body. It can also use its claws on its hands and feet to damage anything in its path. Apart from Reiner Braun, there is no information about the former inheritor of Armored Titan.


4. Colossal Titan

Standing at a staggering 60 meters tall, high enough to cross over the top of the Walls, Colossal Titan's body mass gives it overwhelming physical strength, but at the price of its massive size. It moves very slowly.

Colossal Titans produce enormous amounts of heat and energy during transformation, but their holder can control this energy to create various effects. For example, when Bertholdt Hoover attacked the Trost, its change made a strong wind blast that knocked several cadets into the wall. Around 843, Bertolt Hoover, the Colossal Titan, was chosen to inherit its power. His Titan form would later be used to fight against an enemy nation in a war between Marley and another country. Later it was inherited by Armin Arlet. At the end of the Shiganshina District battle, he took control of the Titans from Bertholdt Hoover to become the Colossal Titan.

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5. Female Titan

Female Titan possesses the ability to mimic Titan attributes and selectively harden parts of its skin with its screams. Perhaps due to the ability to mimic, its cries could also attract Pure Titans. In addition, she can harden her human form, where she has been residing for nearly a decade. Around 843, Annie Leonhart inherited the Female Titan power. Later, Marley's Female Titan would maximize in a war against an enemy nation.


6. Beast Titan

The Titan with the ability to speak, Beast Titan first appeared during the invasion of Wall Rose. Zeke's Beast Titan could direct Pure Titans' actions and command them to move, resist the urge to eat humans, and stay in place. Titans under Zeke's control could even function using only moonlight without becoming tired.

Former inheritors: Zeke Yeager and Tom Ksaver.


7. Jaw Titan

Falco Grice currently owns this Titan with ferociously powerful jaws and claws that can tear through almost anything. It is the second-fastest Titan due to its small size. Possessing sharp, hardened teeth and claws, he can damage or break almost anything. During a war between Marley and an enemy nation, Marcel Galliard used Jaw Titan to destroy the enemy's artillery guns

Former inheritor(s): Porco Galliard, Ymir, and Marcel.


8. The War Hammer Titan

Until 854, Tybur was one of the nine Titans with the ability to build anything out of hardened Titan flesh. After the Great Titan War, it was confined to the Tybur family for generations. Using a cable of Titan flesh, the user could control it from afar while hiding within a casing of hardened crystals.

Former inheritor(s): Lara Tybur


9. Cart Titan

Zeke Jaeger used the Cart Titan, a quadruped with incredible speed and endurance, as a scout and mule in his army during the Battle of Shiganshina District. With the ability to move on two legs and two hands, the Cart Titan is the smallest in the Attack on Titan universe, standing only four meters. Pieck Finger inherited the powers of the Cart Titan around the year 843. She then used her Titan form to drop off Bertholdt Hoover at a site for transformation during a war between Marley and an enemy nation.

Titan Fun Facts

When an inheritor transforms into a Titan, it always leaves their human resemblance, like Reiner's Colossus Titan inherited the lack of a nose from his Pure Titan form. At the same time, Eren's Attack Titan shared his Pure Titan form's jagged jawline. In addition, Bertolt recognized Ymir's Jaw Titan as the Pure Titan that ate Marcel. It was common for inheritors to lose control of themselves during their first transformation as Titans.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Lauriano Lim V

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