Armin Arlert is a graduate of the 104th Training Corps and a childhood friend of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman.

Armin Arlert

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  • 850

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  • Colossus Titan

  • Pure Titan

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Armin Arlert
Arumin Arureruto


Chō ōgata Kyojin ? )

“Colossus Titan” (超大型巨人

Biological Information






[ 7 ]
19 ( 854 ) [ 8 ]
22 ( 857 )

15 (850)19 (854)22 (857)


[ 1 ] ( 850 )
169 centimeter [ 2 ] ( 854 )
60 megabyte ( Colossus Titan shape ) [ 3 ]

163 cm(850)169 cm(854)60 m (Colossus Titan form)


[ 1 ] ( 850 )
56 kilogram ( 854 )

55 kg(850)56 kg (854)


  • Arlert family
    • Unnamed grandfather (deceased)
    • Unnamed father (deceased)
    • Unnamed mother (deceased)


[ 1 ]

November 3rd


Shiganshina District [ 1 ]


Wall Rose



Professional Information




Danchō ? )

Commander (団長


Survey Corps Logo.png Survey Corps

Former rank

Jōkan ? )

Officer (上官

Former affiliation

  • Special Operations Squad
  • 104th Trainees Squad Logo.png 104th Training Corps

Grad rank

[ 4 ]

Outside the top 10


[ 5 ]


Other Information

Titan kills

Solo: At least 2 [ 6 ]
In team: Unknown
Total: At least 2

At least 2UnknownAt least 2



To You, 2,000 Years From nowadays

Acting Information

Voice actor

Marina Inoue

Reading: Armin Arlert

Colossus Titans
◄ Preceded by Armin Arlert
Followed by ►
Bertolt Hoover
Survey Corps Commanders
◄ Preceded by 15th
Armin Arlert
Followed by ►
Hange Zoë (850-854)
Quote1.png I wonder if…just maybe…there was another, different path. Quote2.png
— Armin regrets the massacre at Liberio[9]

Armin Arlert ( アルミン・アルレルト Arumin Arureruto ? ) is the fifteenth and current commander ( 団長 Danchō ? ) of the Survey Corps, named so by Hange Zoë before their death. [ 10 ] He is besides a childhood acquaintance of Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman, and one of the two deuteragonists of the series. Although he appears to be among the physically weakest of the 104th Training Corps, his intelligence and strategic flair makes him an invaluable asset, specially when paired with Hange. After the struggle of Shiganshina District, he took the power of the Titans from Bertolt Hoover and came in possession of the Colossus Titan .


human form

Armin has a boyish face, with boastfully hazel eyes and a modest pointed nose which is constantly distinctly a sting red. His blond hair is styled in a long tenderloin with bangs over his entire frontal bone. Armin has detectable defined eyebrows and sideburns, indicating his age. His frame is, as it has always been, relatively small and lacking in muscleman but not the definition. During the attack on Liberio, Armin is seen wearing a standard clothe for hiding purposes before he transformed. [ 11 ] He is perceptibly a bit improbable and has his hair cut short. As a soldier in the Survey Corps, Armin is seen wearing their vamp black consistent for the night foray into on Marley. As a adolescent, Armin was rather unretentive for his historic period, though he had a slightly specify construct. He had a attack expression with blond hair that is cut in the style of a bobsled and large expressive eyes with embrown eyebrows. [ 12 ] In his childhood, Armin wore a long-sleeved single-buttoned jacket with a collar shirt, long dress-pants, and snip shoes. [ 13 ] As a extremity of the 104th Training Corps, Armin wore the criterion 104th Training Corps consistent with a blank button up underneath. Before the redesign of their undifferentiated, Armin wore the standard Survey Corps soldier outfit. Underneath his short brown jacket, he had a egg white collar button-up shirt, like to the one he wore as an adolescent. Like his comrades, Armin has supplemented his attire with a big green cape when participating in the expeditions outside the Walls [ 14 ] and missions. He besides wore long brown boots that reach up about to his knees, as the other soldiers did .
In his Colossus Titan form, Armin is entirely skinless and is highly improbable, alike to Bertolt ‘s Titan. His Titan has elongated, skinny arms reaching past its knees and very brawny legs with short thick feet. His Titan ‘s feet are shaped so that it can stand without falling over due to its proportions and height. Armin ‘s Titan ‘s upper body is besides fairly cheeseparing, with an uncover rib cage on the front and sides. Its face is missing a nose and about all of its skin, which is replaced by bare bone. The eyes of Armin ‘s Titan mannequin are sunken in and somber, with brawn surrounding them. Armin ‘s teeth are shown due to the lack of clamber on his buttock. however, unlike the former Colossus Titan, Armin ‘s Titan has lips which are surrounded by some muscle. What makes Armin ‘s Titan particularly singular is the expose trachea that can be seen at its neck, with entirely two tendons in front of it. It besides lacks visible outer ears. [ 15 ] Before inheriting the power of the Colossus Titan from Bertolt Hoover, Armin ‘s Pure Titan form shared a number of traits with his human shape. It had blond shoulder-length hair, a relatively little body with a mouth that has no lips and black eyes vitamin a well as a skeletal nose. In summation, the rib of the Titan were visible through the skin and its arms were besides very scraggy. While its accurate stature was unknown, it was shown to be big enough to peer over a three-story house rooftop .


even when he was young, the naturally curious Armin had a cryptic fascination with the earth beyond the Walls. [ 16 ] As a child, he found and studied an illegal book about the away world that was owned by his grandfather. He told Eren Yeager, his best ally, about the book and the data that was contained in it. Armin was branded a heretic by other children for his strange pastime in the away world, and was thus frequently picked on. [ 17 ] Too diffident to defend himself, Armin would often rely on his friends Eren and Mikasa Ackerman to protect him from local bullies. This, coupled with his fallible human body, was a source of much dishonor for Armin, leading him to have inadequate self-esteem and to believe that he was a burden to others. Because of this, Armin has always been very eager to prove his worth. As a child, he hoped that one sidereal day he would be able to consider himself a true adequate to his friends. [ 18 ] [ 19 ] [ 20 ] When Armin got older he enrolled in military prepare and after graduating he joined the Survey Corps with Eren and Mikasa. He wanted, inaugural, to try to make a dependable and meaningful shock on the worldly concern, and second, to fulfill his dream to see the outside world. [ 21 ] His curio has remained a hard personality trait from when he was young, driving him to do whatever it takes to ensure humanity gloat over the Titans. [ 22 ] Armin continued to have low self-esteem during his aim years and for a short while after gradation. During this clock, Armin considered himself to be useless due to his lack of forcible strength and skill. however, soon after graduation, he came to learn that his mind is an equally valuable asset to the military, and that he can use his brain to help people. [ 23 ] Consequently, Armin gradually gains confidence in himself and his abilities. however, he can still be hard on himself at times. The fact that he is thus will to sacrifice himself to achieve a goal shows that he silent does not prize his own life american samoa much as he should. [ 24 ] Armin is exceptionally patriotic and altruistic. He constantly worries for the safety of his friends. He is always prepared to throw himself into dangerous situations to save them, even offering to sacrifice himself for Mikasa. [ 25 ] When he, Jean Kirstein, and Reiner Braun had to decide who would be left behind without a cavalry, Armin immediately offered himself without hesitation. When Jean was injured in struggle, Armin rushed to his aid, placing himself in risk deoxyadenosine monophosphate well. [ 26 ] [ 27 ] Although he and Eren were determined to live their dream of seeing the outside earth, Armin was content to give up his life in arrange to defeat the Colossus Titan and to have his dream fulfilled through Eren. [ 28 ] Armin is besides identical healthy, keeping Eren and Mikasa under command whenever their emotions get the better of them. He has talked down a fight Eren started with a soldier, and restrained Mikasa from acting headlong during Eren ‘s military trial. [ 29 ] Armin is a very analytic person. He likes to think deeply about situations and solve problems using his mind. These personality traits, in conjunction with his intelligence, good judgment, degree headedness, ability to plan ahead, come up with creative ideas and to think outside the box, are what make him a great tactician. [ 22 ] He is not an extrovert or loud person. When he was abruptly thrown into a leadership function that involved being in the spotlight, speaking in presence of people and ordering people around constantly, he got quite anxious and momentarily froze up ; [ 30 ] while he has lento become more adept at a leadership function, he has calm shown some hesitation and anxiety when Hange promoting him as their successor and when Levi asked what they should do to stop the Rumbling. [ 31 ] [ 32 ] Armin has shown great investment in humanness ‘s future, and is always striving for and thinking about how he can change things for the improvement of world. [ 33 ] [ 34 ] Armin is besides good at thinking on the fly and improvise ; when he noticed that the ultimate design of both Zeke Yeager and Yelena seemed to go against how Eren viewed the world, he kept this to himself and promptly began to act in a manner that would make Yelena and the Yeagerists believe he besides was driven by their causal agent. [ 35 ] [ 36 ] Armin ‘s unvoiced and barbarous life has caused him to have certain beliefs about how the world works. Armin believes that in the barbarous worldly concern, in which they live in order to surpass monsters, achieve goals or make a remainder, one must be volition to sacrifice anything, including their humanness. Armin admires strong leaders such as Erwin Smith, Darius Zackly, Ian Dietrich, and Dot Pixis for their ability to sacrifice themselves and their humanness in regulate to achieve their goals. [ 37 ] He believes that tactical decisions should be based on logic rather than emotions, [ 38 ] and becomes perceptibly affected when others ( chiefly Eren ) do the opposite .
evening though Armin makes calculated decisions, he is besides a very emotionally sensitive and empathic person. Due to Armin ‘s kind heart, he faces dispute in his mind with his impression that he has to force himself to throw away his world. For example, Armin killed a person to save Jean as it was the coherent thing to do ; however, he became very emotionally disturb subsequently. [ 39 ] This, in junction with the fact that he is hard on himself whenever he does something wrong, means that he has so far to completely throw away his humanity. Armin ‘s most reproducible traits remain his kind heart and acute intuition, making him often concerned with the group ‘s ethical motive. [ 40 ] [ 41 ] even when killing multiple Marleyan soldiers and civilians, Armin emerges from his Titan in tears. [ 42 ] Despite this, Armin powerfully believes that morality is proportional and that there are no universal laws of good and malefic. consequently, he has a antipathy for the terms ‘good person ‘ and ‘bad person ‘, since no one could be either good or bad to everyone. This makes him will to concoct underhand, morally questionable plans that shock some of his comrades. notably, both Mikasa and Eren, his best friends, show no hint of surprise at this ability of his, with the latter even commenting that he had always known Armin was able of it .


Armin in the first place lived in the Shiganshina District of Wall Maria. After his parents were executed for attempting to escape the Walls, he was left to live with his grandfather. [ 43 ] One day, after the latest in a series of beatings by bullies, Armin sat against a build up, crying. Another boy, Eren Yeager, appeared around the corner with a shady search on his expression. Eren asked Armin why he never fought back, and claimed that that was why they treated him like that ; he then asked him if he wanted to be on the miss side everlastingly. Armin then claimed that he was not losing by not running away. Eren then asked for his name, and the two began a friendship. [ 44 ] Both Armin and Eren were unite together as outcasts from the other children in town. One day, Armin discovered a book belonging to his grandfather, describing the external universe. Inspired by what he read, he showed the book to Eren, [ 45 ] who was subsequently inspired by Armin ‘s excitement to leave the Walls one day. [ 46 ] Armin would frequently spend his time enthusing Eren about the outside earth, for which he held a passionate curio. Reading from his grandfather ‘s book about piquant oceans, deserts and other phantasmagoric or unheard of places, Armin expressed a desire to one day venture out and see these brilliant sights for himself. [ 47 ] however, his pastime in the outside world was met with patronize harassment by local bullies, who regarded him as a heretic. [ 48 ]


In the year 845, Armin would once again find himself cornered by bullies who mock him for his deep curiosity for the outside world. [ 17 ] Refusing to fight rear, Armin would need to be rescued by the timely appearance of Eren and Mikasa. late, he and his two friends settle by the riverbank, where Eren broods over his desire to join the Survey Corps. [ 45 ] Just as Armin muses how the Walls can not protect world everlastingly, the Colossus Titan appears and subsequently breaches Wall Maria as Armin and the others watch in horror. [ 49 ] As Titans flood the Shiganshina District, Eren and Mikasa head back home to find their doomed beget. Armin tries to stop them, but finds himself petrified by fear. Unbeknownst to Eren and Mikasa, Armin was the one to locate and inform Hannes to save the two before they get killed by the Titans. After escaping Shiganshina, Armin ‘s parents were both drafted to help try to reclaim the lands lost after the fall of Wall Maria. however, they, like most who participated, were killed during the mission, and Armin was left an orphan. Despite being told that his parents were participating in a Recovery Operation, Armin knew that his parents and the other civilians had been sent on a suicide mission therefore that there would be fewer mouths for the politics to feed. [ 19 ] With no family left, Armin moved into a liquidation with Eren until the two of them turned twelve, and were able to join the Military. [ 50 ] no longer contentedness with sitting by in the face of the Titan menace, Armin decides to enlist into military train along with Mikasa and Eren. [ 51 ] He was able to pass the basic aptitude test after some effort, and tried to help Eren with it when he struggled to stay erect. [ 52 ] Although senior high school in mind, Armin was considered unaccented in physical lastingness, and did not graduate at the top of the class. The nox after their commencement, and before the trainees had decided on their choose incision of the military, ( military Police, Garrison, or Survey Corps ) Armin sits with Eren and Mikasa to eat, and watches as Eren responds to a taunting denim by finally deciding to set the record straightaway and giving a moving manner of speaking to the wholly of the 104th education on how he wants to kill the Titans to gain freedom and pursue his dream to see the away world. [ 53 ] After dinner, Armin finds Eren and Mikasa sitting outside the build and joins them, saying that the party is over and that they should head back to the barracks. Before they do, Eren asks Armin which section of the military he will be joining. Armin sits down and reveals that he will join the Survey Corps along with Eren and Mikasa. Eren questions his choice incredulously, citing Armin ‘s forcible weaknesses. Armin affirms his worries by acknowledging that he is physically decrepit. Eren responds supportively but advises Armin not to follow his own brainsick course of action while neglecting his own solid points. Armin responds bitterly, saying that he would quite die than become a burden. [ 54 ] As the Survey Corps parade through the street on its room to the gates, Armin, Eren and Mikasa stare at Captain Levi in astonishment. [ 55 ] Armin is shaken by the news program of the Titan attack on Trost. He trembles in fear, realizing how painfully unprepared they are to respond, but Eren manages to shake him out of it. [ 56 ] Later, Armin joins Eren ‘s squad in the middle guard of Trost and exchanges confident words with Eren about killing Titans, and soon after departs with Mina Carolina, Thomas Wagner, Mylius Zeramuski, and Nac Tias to their assigned placement. Along the way, Thomas is caught by surprise and eaten by an abnormal Titan. Enraged and revengeful, Eren charges ahead of the others to engage the Titan, while Armin and the others follow lawsuit. however, the group is ambushed and torn aside by the smother Titans, leaving only Armin and Eren alive, with Eren missing his entrust stage. Shocked and horrified, Armin is left fast as a nearby Titan plucks him up and attempts to swallow him. Eren, fair scantily conscious adequate to remember how Armin inspired him to see the outside global, leaps to Armin ‘s help. Eren hurls Armin out of the Titan ‘s mouth, but is eaten in his stead as Armin yell in pain. [ 57 ] Stuck in a country of shock for some time, Armin is shaken out of it by Connie who questions where the rest of his team is. Armin suffers a mental breakdown, despising himself for his cowardice that resulted in Eren ‘s death. He leaves to inform the rear defend of what happened, while lamenting how the worldly concern is and always has been hell. On the way, he encounters Hannah trying to resuscitate Franz. Armin tells Hannah to stop, seeing all besides well that Franz is bisected and already dead. [ 58 ] Armin is late confronted by Mikasa above the rooftops with the early stranded trainees. She questions him about Eren ‘s localization, but american samoa soon as Armin looks at her with tearful eyes she understands. Armin blurts out the names of all the fallen soldiers in Eren ‘s team, ending with Eren himself. Despite his clear regret, Mikasa calmly comforts Armin and explains that they must not get aroused at a clock time like this. Armin follows as Mikasa guides the leaderless trainees to safety, but realizes how she is entirely masking her distress. When Mikasa rakishly uses up all of her boast, Armin comes to her aid. soon after, Armin, along with Mikasa and Connie, witness the appearance of the cryptic Titan who alone kills other Titans. [ 59 ] When Mikasa ‘s gasoline is exhausted, Armin provides her with all the remaining fuel and blades he has, apparently ready to remain behind. Armin requests to keep one blade, implying to commit suicide with it, but Mikasa and Connie refuse to leave him behind. With Trost ‘s military headquarters overrun with Titans, and the remaining soldiers running low on fuel, Armin devises a plan to lure the cryptic Titan towards the HQ to wipe out the surrounding Titans. [ 60 ] Once inside the HQ, Armin constructs a plan to eliminate the Titans infesting the supply terminal inside. While Armin and several other soldiers act as bait, members of the 104th ‘s top 10 would slay the seven Titans by jumping on them from the rafters. [ 61 ] Armin ‘s scheme works, and the trainees kill all the Titans and refuel their equipment. [ 62 ] curtly after, Armin witnesses Eren miraculously emerge from the cryptic Titan ‘s nape, unconscious but alert. [ 63 ] After being recovered, Eren is detained by a group of soldiers who are going to execute him. Armin and Mikasa defend him, as he wakes up surprise and confuse. Eren plans to escape over the Walls unless Armin is able to convince the soldiers of Eren ‘s respect to humanity. Eren tells him that his quick think has saved him and Mikasa ahead, as he was the one who went to Hannes when Shiganshina was overrun. [ 64 ] Armin, more convinced than ever, walks into the open and tries convincing the soldiers of Eren ‘s value in world ‘s battle against the Titans, citing the many Titans Eren killed in his Titan shape. As a soldier, he then passionately declares that he is cook to die for this lawsuit and makes a fantastic salute. Pixis, noticing his determination and love, prevents their execution. [ 65 ] now with a hike in assurance, he tells the senior strategists that Eren could carry the boulder over to the hole while other soldiers could lure the Titans towards the Walls. They proceed with the plan. [ 66 ] Later, when Eren loses control of his Titan form and knocks himself out, Armin rushes to Eren and lands on his back. Remembering the spot where Eren had risen early, Armin stabs into him a little askew so that it would not be fateful, but would wake him up. He reminds Eren of his personal vendetta against the Titans, but Eren only becomes responsive once he reminds him of the populace beyond the Walls and asks him to think of the reason he wanted to go out there to begin with. [ 67 ] Eren, successfully motivated by Armin ‘s words, carries the boulder and plugs the transgress. The newly returned Survey Corps help mop up the remaining Titans in Trost. [ 68 ] Armin is then present as a witness to the hearing that decides Eren ‘s destine as a now-revealed Titan. The trial ends with Eren being placed in the custody of the Survey Corps ‘ Captain Levi. He and Mikasa are then separated from Eren until they are able to join the Survey Corps. [ 69 ] Before the trainees are able to decide their choose military paths, the news spreads that two captured Titans, Sonny and Bean, were slain, and Armin along with early trainees from the 104th Trainee Squad are called in for inspection. Armin, Annie, and Connie discus which branch of the military they would join. To the surprise of Connie, Armin declares he intends to join the Survey Corps. Annie compliments Armin on his courage, but states she calm wants to join the Military Police and outlive. To Annie ‘s surprise, Armin tells her she is besides good person because he can tell she does not want them to join the Survey Corps either. She disagrees saying that she is not a good person, because she precisely wants to assure her own survival by joining the Military Police. [ 70 ] After joining the Survey Corps with Eren, Mikasa and the stay of the 104th ‘s top 10 ( excluding Annie Leonhart ), Armin participates in the Survey Corps ‘ 57th expedition, venturing beyond Wall Rose. not long into the expedition, Armin ‘s squad encounters the Female Titan, which is apparently highly intelligent and has considerable cognition about the Military ‘s constitution. The Female Titan kills Armin ‘s entire team, [ 71 ] but spares Armin ‘s life after carefully removing his hood and observing his face. [ 72 ] As the Female Titan moves on, Reiner and Jean meet up with Armin and the three pursue the mysterious Titan. Armin suggests the Female Titan, like Eren, is a human-controlled Titan and is likely hunting for Eren. [ 73 ] The three attack to engage the Female Titan and Armin is thrown off his cavalry, but, however again, the Female Titan does not kill him. The three wield to distract her for a while, though she immediately make a beeline for Eren ‘s position after warding Armin ‘s group murder. [ 74 ] Though they survived the meet, Armin, Jean and Reiner are left ground with lone one horse, which is entirely strong adequate to carry two at a time. While Reiner is patching Armin up he thinks about the Female Titan sparing him a second gear time and, given her resemblance and what she appears to know, Armin suspected the Female Titan may be Annie though he keeps this to himself. After being bandaged up by Reiner, Armin offers to stay behind, but fortunately Krista cursorily arrives with two spare horses in tow. [ 75 ] Reaching the Titan Forest, Armin and his companion soldiers perch on its many high branches, distracting Titans while Erwin confronts the Female Titan. While they wait, Armin concludes that Erwin withheld vital information from most of the soldiers out of fear of traitors lurking among them. jean criticizes his commanding officer ‘s actions, but Armin defends Erwin, stating that playing it safe will not bring about exchange. [ 76 ] When the excursion ultimately ends in failure, Armin safely returns to Wall Rose with the remainder of the Survey Corps. Before the operation in Stohess, Erwin, Levi, and other survivors from the 57th expedition hold a meeting in the previous Survey Corps headquarters to confirm the identity of the Female Titan. Armin shares his hypothesis that the Female Titan is Annie. [ 77 ] Some time subsequently, in Stohess District, Armin locates and asks Annie, nowadays a military Police member, for her help in hiding Eren ; they need to flee Wall Sheena to avoid Eren ‘s inevitable murder, and they will need a MP on their side to get through the checkpoints. Although initially hesitant, Annie accepts, and Armin explains that they must smuggle Eren out of Wall Sheena by foot, taking an clandestine road. As he, Eren and Mikasa enter the underground burrow, Annie refuses to follow, realizing that Armin has led her into a trap. Armin confronts Annie, asking her why she was in possession of Marco Bott ‘s vertical equipment during equipment inspection. Annie claims that she plainly found it, but then admits to have killed the two captured Titans using her own equipment when Armin accuses her of such. Annie questions why Armin did not take carry through if he was already sol fishy of her, but Armin states he merely could not believe it, and questions why Annie chose not to kill him when she had the opportunity. Annie is not sure herself, but congratulates Armin on managing to corner her, confirming her identity as the Female Titan. [ 78 ] Armin fires a sound grenade, signalling obscure soldiers to restrain Annie. Despite their efforts, Annie succeeds in injuring herself using a barb obscure in her father ‘s ring, allowing her to transform. Anticipating this, Mikasa grabs both Eren and Armin and takes them further underground as Annie in her Titan shape attempts to grab them. Seeing that his scheme has failed, Armin initiates plan B, trying to encourage Eren to fight Annie. Eren tries repeatedly to assume his Titan form, but can not do sol due to his reluctance to fight a friend. [ 79 ] Having no other option, Armin suggests he and Mikasa distract Annie so that Eren may safely flee. Realizing that if he does not fight, and that his friends will surely die, Eren finally transforms into a Titan and fights Annie. After realizing that she is fighting a lose battle with Eren and the Survey Corps, Annie decides to make her escape by climbing over the Wall. As Mikasa, Hange and, early Survey Corps clamber to catch up to her, Armin realizes that they will not be fast adequate and instructs Eren in his Titan form to propel Mikasa up the Wall, so that she can gain enough speed to overtake Annie. [ 80 ] Mikasa cuts off the Female ‘s Titan ‘s fingers and Eren pins her to the land, allowing the other Survey Corps members to extract Annie from the nape of her Titan. When Eren emerges from his Titan form and asks about Annie ‘s destiny, Armin informs him that no one knows. He shows him that Annie encased herself in rock unvoiced crystal upon being pulled out of her Titan. As Eren rehabilitates, Armin takes a moment to rest with the others. Armin inform Jean that Eren ‘s summons to the King were cancelled and that Annie is indeed the Female Titan. She is being detained underground after encasing herself in a quartz glass to avoid interrogation. Reflecting on the cryptic Titans found in the Walls, Armin observes that for all these years they were being protected from the Titans by Titans. Armin can not fathom how the Walls were built in the beginning space, but hypothesizes that abilities like Annie ‘s hardening baron were somehow employed. [ 81 ] Armin ‘s hypothesis is late confirmed when the rock sample Squad Leader Hange Zoë had picked up from Annie ‘s Titan body matched the properties of the Walls. With this information in mind, Armin and Hange propose a way to repair Wall Maria : Eren using his own harden ability to mend the transgress. [ 82 ] Minister Nick informs the group about a girl in the Survey Corps who may know more about the Walls, stating that while he can not share any more details, she can. Armin and the others immediately recognize the girl in question to be Krista Lenz. [ 83 ] Rescuing Krista, Reiner, Bertolt, Connie and a grievously injure Ymir from Utgard Castle, Armin and the Survey Corps reorganize on top Wall Rose. [ 84 ] however, Armin concisely after learns of Reiner and Bertolt ‘s secret symmetry with Annie, confirming his and Hange ‘s suspicion that the two are besides spies. [ 85 ] As Reiner and Bertolt undertake to take possession of Eren, they are attacked and about killed by Mikasa, but survive. [ 86 ] A dismay Armin is salute to witness Reiner and Bertolt ‘s Titan transformations, marking the second base and one-third appearance of the Armored and Colossus Titans, respectively. [ 87 ] Armin is called by Hange to aid Eren as he battles Reiner in his Titan form. interim, the Colossus Titan is kept busy defending himself from the rest of the Corps. [ 88 ] Advising Eren to retreat to the Wall, Armin provides Mikasa with his spare blades to support Eren against the Armored Titan. [ 89 ] Armin and Hange put their heads together and realize that, in order to move, the area behind the Armored Titan ‘s knees must be unprotected. They then advise Mikasa to cripple the Armored Titan ‘s knees, allowing Eren to gain the amphetamine hand. [ 90 ] however, equitable as the battle turns in Eren ‘s privilege, the Armored Titan lets out a loud howl, signaling Bertolt, who then proceeds to push himself off of Wall Rose and crash down on Eren and Reiner below. [ 91 ] Reiner and Bertolt succeed in kidnapping Eren and Ymir in the chaos, and Armin informs Mikasa after she regains consciousness that five hours have already passed since then. [ 92 ] Mikasa despairs at the news program, but her and Armin ‘s decision are revived upon hearing a rousing speech from Hannes. [ 93 ] Joining a force comprised of Survey Corps reinforcements, Garrison and Military Police soldiers all led by Erwin, Armin and the others begin pursing Eren and his kidnappers. Before setting off, Armin implores Krista to stay within the Walls, but she insists on joining the attempt. [ 94 ] As Armin and the others reach the Titan Forest where Reiner and Bertolt were resting, they are beset by Titans. [ 95 ] Entering the forest with their vertical equipment, Armin ‘s team encounters Ymir in her Titan form. [ 96 ] Armin notices Ymir suspiciously surveying everyone and neglecting to attack anyone. [ 97 ] His suspicions were confirmed when Ymir abruptly captures Krista and escapes, realizing that she has sided with the traitors. [ 98 ] Reiner transforms into his Titan imprint and flees the forest with Bertolt, Ymir and a restrain Eren in tow. [ 99 ] Pursuing on hogback, Armin notes that while the Armored Titan is slow, stopping him will be difficult due to Reiner not shedding his joint armor. [ 100 ] Eventually, Armin and his companion trainees succeed in latching onto the Armored Titan where they implore Bertolt to surrender Eren. [ 101 ] Just as Bertolt suffers a breakdown, Armin and the others are forced to briefly retreat when Erwin charges into the rub, followed by a drove of Titans. [ 102 ] The multitude of Titans behind Erwin attack the Armored Titan, slowing him down to a fawn, and Erwin leads his forces into the chaos, seizing the opportunity to rescue Eren. unfortunately, Erwin is bitten and carried off by a Titan along the way, but Armin remains focused on the mission and joins the second undertake to retrieve Eren. [ 103 ] Using his equipment to climb onto the Armored Titan ‘s mind, Armin confronts Bertolt, purposefully taunting him with lies that Annie is being tortured while he and Reiner save themselves. [ 104 ] Enraged, Bertolt charges at Armin, but is intercepted by a grievously wounded Erwin who slashes Eren off of him. [ 105 ] With Eren secured, Erwin ‘s forces retreat, but their evasion is cut off by Reiner who tosses Titans in their way. [ 106 ] Armin is horrified by the hazard Reiner is taking, seeing that Eren could easily be eaten. In the struggle, Eren and Mikasa are knocked from their sawhorse, and Jean is incapacitated as he and the others rush to assist them. With nowhere to run, Armin drags Jean towards a belittled cluster of trees and prepares to face an advancing colossus with only one sword. He looks to Eren and Mikasa, seeing them in fair as despairing a situation. The friend switch over teary glances, preparing for the end. however, Armin is saved when Eren ‘s “ Coordinate “ ability suddenly activates, causing the Titans to attack inaugural the Smiling Titan and then the Armored Titan. This allows Armin to retrieve a cavalry, and carry a hurt jean to safety. They retreat from the battlefield, mourning the loss of Hannes, who died in the chaos, and remembering their childhood with him. [ 107 ] Returning safely to Wall Rose, Armin and Jean agree that the 104th have been extremely lucky. As the wounded are taken away Eren grimly remarks that he got captured again and asks how many people got hurt because of him. Armin tries to soften the situation, saying that they experienced no losses on the direction back, with the Titans ignoring them and only attacking the Armored Titan. He mentions the Female Titan being able to draw other Titans toward itself, and states his and Jean ‘s theory that Eren had controlled the Titans this time. Some time late, Armin is seen helping Jean and Sasha carry food into their new relocated house. Armin mentions that there are food shortages all over, and if they lost their stream provisions then they would surely starve. After the food is inside, Sasha asks why they brought thus much food when they could just easily hunt for it in the woods. Armin reminds her that hunt is prohibited in the area. Eren appears and reminds them all the importance of cleaning off their shoes before coming in causing Jean to yell at him and remind him that he is not his mother. Mikasa and Historia come back after chopping wood, a lot to Armin ‘s shock, as he tries to remind her that she is not a angry animal and should not be moving around yet. As the group banter and argue, Sasha speaks on how this is like all of them being trainees again. Armin is quick to remind everyone that protecting Eren and Historia is an important task. He then asks why they were selected for Levi ‘s new police squad, commenting on the fact that many veterans are distillery alive. Eren tells them all to finish clean before Levi and Connie reappearance. [ 108 ] The group then reunites with Levi and discuss Armin ‘s mind of sealing the hole in Wall Maria using Eren ‘s Titan temper abilities. Hange informs them that Nick was found dead that morning, tortured and murdered by members of the Military Police ‘s First Interior Squad, and Armin wonders how much he would have revealed, though Levi guesses he did not reveal anything. He besides was there when Historia told about her past, prior to her enlistment in the Survey Corps. [ 109 ] During a fail test for Eren to harden his Titan form, Armin was present. [ 110 ] He was besides present when the group read Erwin ‘s orders, looking shocked at the batch of it. [ 111 ] During their first official operation, Armin serves as a body double for Historia, and is finally captured by the organization that wishes to take possession of Eren and Historia. [ 112 ] While being held captive with Jean, who was serving as Eren ‘s double, one of the men harasses him, asking over and over to hear Armin ‘s voice, as he was suspected to be Historia. Armin displayed big discomfort at this, being driven to tears from it. [ 113 ] Armin is seen inactive tied up with Jean as the men issued to take Eren and Krista arrive, observing them mutely before they are attacked by Mikasa and Levi. He and Jean then raceway from their positions, revealing that they were pretending to be tied up, and tie the beat men up. After the men are successfully detained and questioned by Levi and Mikasa, Levi orders Armin to fix the mouth gag on the man who originally harassed Armin. As he began to fix the gag, the man mentioned that he heard Armin was actually a boy. He then tells Armin that he used to be normal, but Armin now turned him into this and then tells him to do something about it. Armin appears shocked, unresponsive to the man. jean then tells Armin to leave the work to him. [ 114 ] After the Survey Corps capture two First Interior Squad officers, Armin is seen with the rest of his friends talking about how they might be able to pull off a successful coup d’etat d’état. [ 115 ] He is present when the Survey Corps discuss the plan to make Historia ascend as queen. [ 116 ] After Eren and Historia are kidnapped by the First Interior Squad, he is seen at Trost District, preparing with the rest of the Survey Corps to retrieve the caskets in which Eren and Historia are being transported. It turns out to be a trap to lure the Survey Corps, and they immediately try to escape town, with Armin driving a baby buggy. One female penis of the First Interior Squad gets through and tries to shoot Armin, but Mikasa kicks her and she lands on the carriage. She gets up, ignores Jean ‘s threat and knocks his gun away. While she is pointing a accelerator at Jean, Armin reacts quickly, pulls out his own gun and shoots her in the head. thus, he helps save Jean. After the SC retreat to condom, he was not able to take the guilt of killing another homo being and becomes brainsick. Mikasa comforts him. Levi tells him that he can not go back to being the way he was, as his hands are now already dirty. [ 117 ] [ 118 ] After the Survey Corps is accused of trying to monopolize Eren ‘s Titan powers, the politics begins arresting all members of the administration. Armin and the rest of Squad Levi debar being captured, and camp out in the woods outside of Stohess. The team ambushes two MPs, with Armin distracting them as bait. Mikasa and Armin take their uniforms and put them on with the intention of infiltrating the military Police to find out where Eren and Historia have been taken, but the two soldiers, Marlowe and Hitch do not take their capture softly, and finally gain the police squad ‘s trust, leading them to a nearby MP checkpoint. [ 119 ] After crippling most of the personnel, Levi and his police squad elude with a hostage and interrogate him about Eren and Historia ‘s location. They hear people approaching on foot and prepare for battle. To the stallion team ‘s enchant, it is Hange, who informs them that the Survey Corps has been exonerated, and that they have a lead on Eren and Historia ‘s whereabouts. As the group begins to ride for the Reiss chapel service, Armin mutely wonders who Eren had inherited his colossus from. [ 120 ]

Armin plays a pivotal function in planning out their fight with the remaining Interior MP forces stationed at the chapel. The plan is to take cover under the smoke by igniting gunpowder inside barrels and besides by utilizing their roll of tobacco signals, as it would be advantageous for them with their lower numbers. Armin is one of the soldiers who fire flares to provide cover. [ 121 ] Hange is injured during the fight and Armin is left behind to take care of her. Armin and Hange meet up with Levi ‘s squad after they escape the cavern and follow Rod ‘s Titan as it makes its way to Orvud District, meeting up with Erwin ‘s forces en road. At dawn, the Titan arrives and Eren, Mikasa, and Armin assemble a stack of barrels filled with gunpowder at Hange ‘s direction. Eren sees a group of kids below and remarks on how they remind him of himself and his friends on that day when the Colossus Titan foremost appeared. Armin agrees, but reminds Eren that there is a difference this time, with them being ready to face the threat. To Armin ‘s surprise, Eren abruptly begins punching himself to bring himself back to his senses .
After Historia has been crowned queen, he is seen helping out at the farm for the orphans and people in need from the Underground. [ 122 ] He and the rest of Survey Corps cook for the approaching mission for retaking Wall Maria and have meals together. Before they set out for the mission, he reminisces their childhood with Eren and Mikasa, and sky-high talks of being able to see the outdoor world, stating that they should start by visiting the ocean. [ 123 ] During the travel towards Shiganshina, he notices Eren apparently in fear and doubt and encourages him, reminding him of their collective dream to see the outside world, making him feel good. [ 124 ] After arriving in Shiganshina, Armin and his squad take up positions atop Wall Maria. As the rest of his police squad proceeds to the gap in the rampart, Armin notices the remains of a campfire nearby and alerts Erwin. On Erwin ‘s orders, Armin proceeds to the foot of the wall where he finds tell that three people had been camping knocked out atop the wall. He returns to Erwin to inform him of what he has found, and the two of them deduce that there is likely a fourth person accompanying their enemies who warned them of the corps ‘ approach so that they could hide. To Armin ‘s surprise, Erwin gives him command of a team of soldiers, and orders him to find where their enemies are hiding. [ 125 ] As he is searching, Armin recalls the fact that the Walls are filled with Titans and deduces that there might be hollow spots where the Warriors could be hiding. He orders his team to search the rampart for empty areas and despite their initial agnosticism Erwin orders them to obey. One soldier stumbles across a excavate touch and from within emerges Reiner who immediately kills him. He prepares to attack Armin, but Levi swoops down and intervenes. [ 126 ] Armin is once again entrusted by Erwin to help direct the battlefront where they would fight the Armored Titan. He relays Erwin ‘s plan to take on the Armored Titan to squad leader Hange. [ 127 ] After they blow Reiner ‘s headway off, he laments that with their abilities they could not afford any negotiations. however, Reiner ‘s Titan form gives out a roar and Armin immediately realizes that it might be a signal to call Bertolt. Sure adequate, he sees a barrel hurl towards them from the sky, thrown by the Beast Titan. [ 128 ] With the Colossus Titan coming from above, Armin and the soldiers try to flee from the scene, but turns about when he realizes Bertolt had not transformed however. [ 129 ] alternatively of attacking Bertolt, Armin reminds everyone that they should make a end undertake to negotiate with him .
Bertolt shares a bitter conversation with Armin, claiming that it was he who decided to come up with malicious schemes in holy order to conquer world. Thinking fast, Armin throws Annie ‘s name in the conversation, declaring that only Bertolt is able of saving her from the Military Police. Bertolt coldly dismisses Armin ‘s remarks and approaches him with his blade fix. He reveals to Armin that he saw through his plan long ago, but he good wanted to ensure that he is to kill them by rights. A confused Armin asks why Bertolt thinks that all humans are descendants of evil, but Bertolt shrugs the question off and continues to advance towards him. [ 130 ] Before he can reach Armin, however, Mikasa attacks Bertolt from behind, forcing him to defend himself and then make a quick escape to find Reiner. Armin attempts to chase after Bertolt, but Mikasa stops him, warning of Bertolt ‘s intentions to transform. [ 131 ] Sure enough, Armin soon feels an huge explosion resonating throughout the district, signifying that Bertolt has taken his colossus form. [ 132 ] Armin witnesses the Colossus Titan destroy the district. When jean asks Armin for a plan, Armin advises to tire out the Colossus Titan because it can not climb over the Wall. Jean interrupts Armin ‘s plan, deeming it excessively dangerous to risk leading the Colossus Titan to the Wall due to Erwin ‘s group being on the other side. Jean concludes that a tactical border on is the legitimate plan ; however, they have limited supplies, such as their upright equipment. Armin realizes that this is their only luck of attack entirely counting on their current work force. jean asks Armin for the next phase of his plan, but Armin is out of ideas and requests Jean to take over. Following Jean ‘s orders to reach the river, Armin climbs onto Eren, who stays out of batch from the Colossus Titan. Jean tells Armin that he might be able to get a appreciation of their situation, however in the end he would have to rely on Armin ‘s plan for it to work. [ 133 ] Armin, incredibly frantic, is reprimanded by Jean to stop. He is tasked to observe the Colossus Titan from the far spinal column while Eren attacks him to keep him from reaching the Wall. [ 134 ] Armin looks on in horror as Eren is kicked to the top of the Wall by the Colossus Titan. [ 135 ] As Mikasa retreats from a outburst of steam from the Colossus Titan, Armin notices that Mikasa is hurt. She asks him if he has come up with any early ideas, but he has not. Before they can come up with any early plans, Armin looks on in shock to find the Armored Titan still alive and ready to conflict once more. [ 136 ] After some consideration, Armin last comes up with a plan ; he explains to the group that the Colossus Titan has become dilutant compared to when it first transformed, meaning that it will soon run out of energy. Armin tells Jean and Mikasa to go after the Armored Titan, while he and Eren will take on the Colossus. Reminiscing the days when he and Eren promised each other that they would one day see the ocean, Armin comments that if this design fails, he will never get to see it. Armin then stabs Eren ‘s Titan imprint, telling him to wake up. [ 137 ] Armin succeeds in waking Eren and explains the plan to him, telling him to go through with the plan no matter what. Eren hesitantly agrees. [ 138 ] In accordance with Armin ‘s design, Eren lets his Titan form fall to the establish in front of the union gate, apparently defeated. Armin stays on the Wall, pretending to be storm. As Eren ‘s Titan form falls he secretly hardens his body and escapes through the nape, fleeing from the scene. Armin stays to face the Colossus Titan, thinking about how Eren will carry out his dreams to see the ocean if this plan takes besides retentive. Grappling to the Colossus Titan ‘s tooth, Armin succeeds in getting Bertolt to emit a massive wave of heat and smoke. Armin remains grappled as the estrus begins to hinder his breathe, but he remains unhesitating in his decision. Bertolt begins to pity Armin ‘s altruism and emits a massive wave of searing hotness and steam to kill Armin promptly. [ 139 ] As Armin ‘s flesh, skin, and clothing begin to burn off, Armin chooses to remain grapple, realizing that he is about to die and that Eren must see the ocean in his stead. Soon, Armin ‘s grip on his sword hilt is broken, sending his charred torso flying to the rooftops below. [ 140 ] As Bertolt inspects Eren ‘s temper Titan kind, Eren uses his maneuver gear to get behind Bertolt, slicing him out of the Colossus Titan ‘s nape. As Eren stands on the roof by Armin ‘s consistency, he dolefully says that Armin was always the bravest of his comrades. [ 141 ] As Eren mourns Armin ‘s sacrifice, sadly looking down upon his body, [ 142 ] Eren hears Armin breathing faintly and urges Levi to use the Titan injection on Armin. Levi agrees at beginning, but then reconsiders when he discovers that Erwin is even animated. [ 143 ] After a tense affray with Mikasa and Eren, Levi, remembering Erwin ‘s final examination moments, decides to use the serum to save Armin and transform him into a pure Titan. Armin ‘s Titan human body eats Bertolt who had been left behind on a rooftop for that purpose. After eating Bertolt, Armin emerges in his human shape, unconscious and fully healed, having acquired the might of the Colossus Titan. [ 144 ] While unconscious, Armin has a nightmare about Bertolt. When he comes to atop the Wall, he notices Sasha lying adjacent to him and notices her hard injuries. He sees Eren heading toward him and he hugs arminius when he reaches him, relieved that he is wake up. Having lost his memories of the events immediately before his transformation, Armin is confused, indeed Eren informs him on the recent events that happened. After hearing this, Armin acknowledges that he ate Bertolt. He feels pale and asks his comrades why they did not save Erwin rather of him. Levi states that Armin should not let others regret their decisiveness on choosing to save him, including himself. Hange claims that Armin and herself will have to prepare for whatever comes adjacent and that they are in exchangeable situations. Hange then says that she, Levi, Eren, and Mikasa will be heading out while Armin and the respite of the soldiers remain atop the Wall rest and keeping watch. [ 145 ] After their deputation, Armin returns to Wall Rose with the remaining members of the Survey Corps. [ 146 ] While Eren and Mikasa are imprisoned for having violated military law, Armin stays with them. On one occasion, when Eren wakes up screaming and confused, Armin reminds him why he was in imprison. He is confused by Eren ‘s choice of lyric at this clock. [ 147 ] For the rest of their time in imprison, Armin helps Eren validate the three books discovered in the Yeager family basement by comparing them with Eren ‘s memories. hera, Armin recognizes that his life, like all former holders of a Titan might, has been shortened due to the Curse of Ymir. [ 148 ] After visiting Historia in Trost, Armin attends a meeting, along with the perch of the Survey Corps, to discuss how the Wall people should progress following Shiganshina. [ 149 ] He stays silent, apparently until the end of the meet, when it is decided to make the basements discoveries populace cognition. [ 150 ] subsequently on, Armin joins the Survey Corps to be honored for their fearlessness and success in the Battle of Shiganshina District. Before the meet begins, Armin brings up the matter of the Titan injection with Floch. Floch honestly states that Erwin was the better choice for the serum, and that all other people reading the composition agreed. After a abruptly argument between Floch and the 104th Survey Corps members defending Armin, the group is called into the hall to begin the ceremony. Armin receives a decoration along with the stay of the Survey Corps. [ 151 ] One year after the Battle of Trost District, the Survey Corps embarks on a scouting mission beyond the Wall. After a retentive travel on horseback, Armin fulfills his dream when the Survey Corps reach the ocean. Down at the beach movement, Armin seems elated at having accomplished his dream, however when attempting to speak about the ocean with Eren, he is alone reminded of the terror lurking on the other side of the ocean. [ 152 ] One year after retaking the territory within Wall Maria, the military of Paradis discover a Marleyan surveil ship near the island. Armin goes with the Survey Corps to intercept the forces and witnesses Eren ‘s Titan upend the ship and forcing it on the shoreline. After two spies, Yelena and Onyankopon, insurgent and shoot the captain of the ship, Armin watches from afar the two meeting with Hange and Levi. He notes that it is fortunate they get the gamble to learn more about the people of Marley but is put off by Eren saying Paradis needs to strike hard at Marley. [ 153 ] Over the following three years, Armin works with Eren to destroy more than thirty extra ships sent to Paradis by Marley. [ 154 ] [ 155 ] During that prison term, Armin notes that people from both Paradis and Marley are learning more about each other and that the citizens are fair like them ; not all the people of Marley were enemies and are receptive to working together for a better future. Armin takes part in a meet where Onyankopon describes that he is from a different country and race than the Eldians ; Armin asks him who made them all and is told the lapp one who made the people of Marley, the Subjects of Ymir and who granted the power to Ymir herself ; a God. [ 156 ] While at a shooting crop with Eren and Mikasa, Armin is gallant to see both sides collaborate and interacting with one another. He notes that the port at the harbor will be done soon, and believes that Eldians and Marleyans will soon be able to amply cooperate and work together without any tensions on either side. Eren then asks if he could see anything from Bertolt ‘s memories, and Armin says nothing that could help them. He looks to Eren and asks if they should go along with Yelena ‘s plan, questioning if there is another way. Armin suggests that both sides should gather and discuss their misunderstandings with Marley and the other countries before resorting to violence but Eren cuts him off and claims that the world distillery sees them as monsters, feeling that it would be pointless. Armin reasons that they merely need time and Eren again insists that Paradis must make the first strike against Marley to buy them the necessitate prison term. [ 157 ] In 853, Armin and the rest of the 104th help construct railroads in Paradis. While aboard a prepare, Armin overhears the others discuss who should inherit Eren ‘s Titan abilities after his tenure expires in five years ; he mutely reflects on how Eren valued each one of his friends and that due to wanting them all to live for a long time, he would not accept any of them as his successor. [ 158 ] Armin is one of several Survey Corpsmen who journey to Marley ‘s mainland to meet with Kiyomi. During their meet, Armin is distressed to hear that it will be extremely unmanageable for the Azumabitos to convince the world ‘s powers to begin accepting Eldians once again, noting that the only early choice would be to take advantage of Historia. Eren leaves in the middle of the merging, and Armin and the rest of the 104th graduates go to look for him. They find Eren and Mikasa speaking with a family populate near the Azumabito estate and agree to eat dinner with the family, spending the night drink and bacchanalian. [ 159 ] The soldiers sit in on a learn between politicians to discuss Eldian mistreatment. They are horrified when the speakers begin calling for the hate being shown towards Eldians to be redirected towards the Eldians live on Paradis. As they are listening, they fail to notice Eren quietly depart from the touch. [ 160 ] finally, the Survey Corps receive a letter from Eren informing them that he will be launching an attack on Marley against their orders and coordinate a rescue. Armin is tasked to infiltrate the Marley harbor near the imprisonment partition at Liberio. At the time of the Survey Corps attack, Armin sits in a fishing boat within the harbor as the Marleyan armada approaches. When dark blue soldiers call out to him stating that it is dangerous, Armin removes his cloak ‘s hood and stares tellingly at them before unleashing an explosive energy burst inland and causing massive damage, transforming into the Colossus Titan. This explosion destroys the battleships coming to Liberio ‘s reinforcing stimulus. [ 161 ] In his Colossus Titan form, Armin looks depressed at the destruction that he has caused, noting sadly that Bertolt likely witnessed the like scene when he attacked Shiganshina District. He then exits from his Titan form and uses his vertical maneuver equipment to make his way onto an airship that has been occupied by the Survey Corps ‘ forces. He discusses with Hange about entering Liberio by using the low-level airspace, moving alongside the lights placed early by the Survey Corps in regulate to collect their troops ; a very dangerous deputation as everyone has only one casual to board the embark, and the ship can besides be shot down. Hange questions whether Armin is possessed by Erwin ‘s ghost to come up with such a hazardous idea, but Armin replies that he wishes this was the event if that could give them strength ; but at that moment, if they are ineffective to retrieve everyone and Eren, they will have no future. [ 162 ] Armin helps Eren onto the airship, and subsequently stops Mikasa from responding after Levi kicks Eren and has him detained. [ 163 ] The group goes to another room in the airship, where they hear an tumult through the doorway soon after. Jean then comes through the doorway with two restrained children, explaining that they had boarded the airship and one had shot Sasha, who was improbable to survive her injury. Armin and Mikasa rush out of the board to see her, but Sasha dies soon afterwards prompting the two to break down in tears. [ 164 ] Returning to Paradis, Armin is left distraught by Sasha ‘s death, and by the cognition that it was Eren ‘s foolhardy actions that led to her death a well as the deaths of numerous innocent civilians. Following Sasha ‘s burying, Armin visits Annie ‘s crystal to ponder Eren ‘s unpredictable behavior. Reflecting that despite his hope to understand Eren more than anyone ( even Mikasa ), Armin admits that he no longer can. He notes that due to the civilian lives that were lost as a consequence of the Survey Corps ‘ actions, Armin laments the lost opportunity for peace ; however, Armin does try to justify to himself that their actions ( and his own ) were necessity to keep Marley at bay for the time being. As he finishes ruminate, he pleads for Annie to respond to him in some way. [ 165 ] later, he meets with Mikasa, Jean and Connie and reflect on how the Anti-Marleyan Volunteers were arrested even though they helped give Paradis help. Despite agreeing with Jean ‘s unbelief, Armin reflects that it was already decided while they were in Marley. [ 166 ] He listens to Connie and Jean accuse Eren of sending them to fight despite purportedly valuing their friendship and is stunned to hear Connie ‘s comment that Eren laughed after hearing Sasha died, alternatively of expressing sorrow or anger. Armin recalls how Eren will be in operate of the Founding Titan during ‘The Rumbling ‘ and resolves to arrange for them to talk with Eren to determine which slope he is on. Accepting that they must be prepared to kill Eren if he switches sides, Armin proposes a worst-case scenario to have person transformed into a Titan and obtain Eren ‘s powers before the end of his tenure. Mikasa protests this but Armin repeats that they have to discuss with Eren and determine beginning if he is calm on their slope. [ 167 ] Armin former attends to the inquisitive of a group of four Survey Corps members who had spread the word that Eren had been imprisoned after the Raid on Liberio. [ 168 ] Afterwards, Armin goes back to the holding area underground where Annie ‘s crystal is located. He goes over and touches it to try and access any data they can use. on the spur of the moment, he hears Hitch behind him telling him not to touch Annie ‘s crystal. Armin stammers that Titan memories can be transferred via touch and was merely trying to see if he could see anything ; he pleads with Hitch not to ban him from visiting Annie. [ 169 ] They walk back outside and Hitch hands Armin a newspaper, reporting that people are distrusting the Survey Corps flush more than usual. Armin agrees, but insists they must hurry and figure out Eren ‘s on-key motives before it is besides former. hindrance goes off to help respective early members to keep the protesters away while Armin goes with Mikasa to a meet scheduled with Darius Zackly .
He is shocked to hear Darius refuse their request to see Eren at this time. When Armin asks why, both of them are stunned when Darius reveals to them the impression that Eren may be under the control of Zeke. [ 170 ] Armin insists they can be utilitarian in figuring out Eren ‘s motives, but Zackly silent does not allow it and dismisses them. Moments after leaving, an explosion happen and Mikasa grabs Armin and protects him from the smash. Armin and Mikasa are horrified to see both the mangled cadaver of Darius, blow apart from a turkey planted in his office, and the crowd of protesters apparently in support of the act. [ 171 ] During a meet going over the attack, Armin recalls seeing Zackly ‘s chair in his office and that Darius mentioned a group of recruits had brought it to his office. Having seen a group of Survey Corps recruits leave as they arrived at headquarters, Armin pieces the two together just as news reaches to them that Eren has escaped parturiency. [ 172 ] At a loss for words, Armin goes with Mikasa, Hange, and Onyankopon to figure out their next run of military action. Armin attends another touch to discuss how the military will deal with the Yeagerists. Pixis instructs the military to secure Historia and Zeke, and tells Armin that his defenses with the office of the Titans must be stronger than ever. Recognizing Pixis as the acting Commander-in-chief, Armin asks him if he has any long term plans. He is then surprised by the Commander ‘s reply that they should surrender to Eren and begin negotiations. After the meet ‘s stopping point, Armin leaves with the other Survey Corps veterans to visit a leery restaurant employing Niccolo. [ 173 ] After arriving at the restaurant to interrogate Niccolo, Armin and the others wait in a backroom for him to finish cook. A short while late, Armin opens the door to the dining hall after hearing a commotion, and sees Niccolo attacking the run-away Warrior candidates. He promptly calls the others into the chief room, but is kept at bay due to Niccolo threatening one of the candidates. finally, when Mr. Blouse calms the site down, Armin and Mikasa bring the Warrior campaigner who had killed Sasha into the backroom, allowing the Blouse class to weep. [ 174 ] As Armin talks with Gabi, he remarks that her mentality is very similar to how Eren used to act ; just then, Eren arrives by chance and shocks both Mikasa and Armin. Armin tries to speak with Eren, but notices his decoration is cut and bleeding ; seeing Eren ‘s purpose forces both Mikasa and Armin to comply with Eren ‘s demands. [ 175 ] They sit down at the table with Gabi, and Armin asks Eren if Floch and the other Yeagerists are there to harm the others ; Eren merely says they are simply being moved to another location. Armin asks Eren if Zeke and Yelena have swayed him to their cause and what drove him to attack Marley on his own. Eren merely responds that he is free at last to do any he pleases and questions if Armin is however visiting Annie, greatly shocking Armin. Eren tells Armin that if memories truly play a part in forming who a person is, that means Bertolt ‘s memories have become part of Armin ; he calls Armin a gentle and useless pawn of the military. [ 176 ] As Eren reveals Mikasa ‘s heritage has been the sole rationality she has stayed by his side, Armin notices that Mikasa is visibly suffering from this and orders Eren to stop ; after Eren calls Mikasa a asinine slave, Armin goes to attack him only to be blocked by Mikasa : this stun and horrifies both of them. [ 177 ] Armin is still able to punch Eren, who takes the shove off and throws him against a shelf. Eren mocks Armin ‘s fight abilities and effortlessly beats him. As Eren orders his followers to take them away, Armin bitterly asks if Eren wanted the exemption to hurt Mikasa and calls Zeke a assemble of asshole while claiming Eren is the true slave ; this angers Eren and has them all taken to Shiganshina District. [ 178 ] Armin is then confined aboard those recently captured by the Yeagerists. [ 179 ] sometime late, Connie asks Armin to use his Colossus Titan to escape but the notion is rejected due to the Titan ‘s destructive power. Jean would then pry into the details of Armin and Mikasa ‘s meeting with Eren but Mikasa idly brushes off the doubt. Their conversation is halted when Yelena arrives and subsequently surprises everyone by shooting Griez for insulting the Eldians. [ 180 ] As Yelena explains Zeke ‘s true motives, Armin begins to cry claiming he is moved by Yelena ‘s lord intentions before a soldier arrives to inform them about the infiltrators. [ 181 ] The Survey Corps members and other prisoners are subsequently alerted by the alert of the walls and Armin remarks that the Titans have started moving. [ 182 ] Several minutes later, Onyankopon arrives and unlocks the cell doorway, asking they help Eren. As Connie slams him against the wall, Armin tells Connie to let him go and hear his side before doing anything .
After Onyankopon continues to plead his innocence and that he did not desire to eradicate the Eldian slipstream, Armin recalls the time when they conversed about how person thought it would be interesting to have different kinds of people in the populace which includes Eldians. [ 183 ] Helping him to his feet, Armin asks Mikasa if she wants to help Eren ; after getting a reluctant response, Armin mentions how he believes what Eren said to them was nothing more than barely a lie to make Yelena and Zeke believe he was on their side. He continues on by stating that when the Rumbling is activated, the other nations will be observing from Marley and see that the few hundred Titans within the Walls awaken will prevent them from attacking Paradis Island. [ 184 ] After the other capture soldiers are released, Armin goes to suit up with Mikasa. As Mikasa continues to believe what Eren said about her to be true, Armin brushes her concerns away and states that Eren used the excuse about her headaches to make the lie more credible. As they reach the ceiling, they spot Yelena staring up at the destruction overhead. As Yelena mentions how Zeke was able to defeat both Hange and Levi, Armin continues to play along and rallies the others to join the Yeagerists in saving both Eren and Zeke in order to save the world. [ 36 ] Armin then turns around to see Yelena peering down at him intensely and then asks for them to save Eren. As the Survey Corps test to get finale to Eren, Armin and the others notice Zeke getting shoot atop the Wall and falling back down to the grate. [ 185 ] As Armin decides him and Mikasa need to target the Cart Titan, they both get shot at by respective Marleyan soldiers. After Connie launches a thunder Spear and saves them, Armin overhears Commander Pixis and Nile Dok organizing the establish soldiers ; he agrees with the plan and has Mikasa go with him to get behind the enemy. [ 186 ] As they travel through the air, Armin and the other Survey Corps soldiers hear Zeke shout and poster several flashes of light throughout Shiganshina District ; they realize that the affect soldiers have been turned into Titans and their job will now be even harder. [ 187 ] Reaching the Cart Titan, Armin fires a thunder Spear at it and destroys the artillery cannon. As Pieck and the soldiers try to kill Armin, Mikasa swiftly kills the two soldiers. [ 188 ] Armin then angles about Pieck as Mikasa aims to strike the Cart Titan. As they are fighting, Armin and Mikasa are caught off guard as Wall Maria begins to crumble, [ 189 ] and are horrified to see the Titans inside emerging. As the Wall Titans begin to march, Armin assumes that Eren is using the Founding Titan to send the Wall Titans to attack the forces amassing in Marley to attack Paradis. however, he is complicate to see that all of Wall Maria is crumbling, noting that an attack on Marley should have only required the Titans contained in Shiganshina ‘s out Wall. He is interrupted by Eren, who begins speaking to all Subjects of Ymir through the Founding Titan. To Armin ‘s repugnance, Eren declares that he is going to be using the Founding Titan to wholly exterminate all animation outside Paradis Island. [ 190 ] Armin and Mikasa regroup with Jean and Connie, who have Falco with them. Although denim half-heartedly tries to justify Eren ‘s design, Armin is hard opposed to the genocide Eren is about to commit. Noticing their mate soldiers being attacked by Titans, Armin and Jean go to help them but Mikasa points out that they need to deal with Falco. Jean suggests feeding the boy to one of the Titans while Connie argues that his mother should be allowed to eat Falco. Armin does not want to sacrifice Falco at all, arguing that killing him will only breed more animosity with the Warriors, but Connie angrily points out that Armin is being a hypocrite for not allowing his mother to be saved the same way Armin himself was saved. The group is attacked by a Titan, allowing Connie to flee with Falco before the group can stop him. The group returns to the military headquarter where they rally the soldiers trapped inside to help them kill the Titans which have amassed around the construct. After clearing out the beginning wave of Titans, Armin ‘s group lies in wait at the building while more soldiers lead the remaining Titans to the build to be killed. Armin recognizes one of the Titans to be Pixis and quickly mourns the air force officer before executing him. After the fight, Mr. Blouse brings Armin and Mikasa to meet Gabi, who begs them to return Falco to her. Armin explains what has happened to Falco, and Gabi desperately tries to argue that Eren can return Connie ‘s mother to normal with the Founding Titan, but Armin points out that Eren would likely have used such an ability on the Titans in Shiganshina if he could. Gabi madly argues that Eren should be able to, as he was able to undo the Armored Titan ‘s inure abilities. Hearing this, Armin recalls Eren ‘s announcement that he has undo all temper and realizes that Annie ‘s quartz glass must have besides been affected. [ 191 ] Armin decides to depart for Ragako with Gabi to try to catch Connie. Mikasa tries to convince him that it is bootless, but Armin is determined to at least try to preserve any casual of making peace with the Warriors. Mikasa attempts to ask what they should do about Eren, causing Armin to lash out at her. immediately regretting his actions, Armin laments that he was the one saved in Shiganshina, not Erwin, as Erwin would have been able to handle the current situation. Armin departs for Ragako with Gabi soon after. [ 192 ] Armin and Gabi arrive at Ragako as Connie is preparing to feed Falco to his mother. When Armin fails to talk Connie down, he reflects once again that Erwin should have lived rather of him and chooses to sacrifice himself to save Connie ‘s mother. however, he is saved from being devoured by Connie who explains that he has come to realize that his mother would not want person else to be sacrificed for her. After returning to Shiganshina, the group takes clock to rest and eat. As they are eating, Armin and Connie discuss the possibility of Annie having escaped her crystal. As they are speaking, they realize that Annie is sitting next to them. The group and Annie make a design with Jean, Mikasa and Pieck Finger to escape Shiganshina. After receiving a signal from Jean to leave the military headquarters, Armin departs with his comrades. On their room out of Shiganshina, they pick up Reiner. [ 193 ] The group camps together and attempt to learn Eren ‘s location from Yelena. [ 194 ] Things go sour when Yelena rather begins trying to turn the group against each other by reminding them of each english ‘s crimes, Armin ‘s attack on Liberio ‘s port using his Colossus Titan being one of them. [ 195 ] She finally gets Jean to attack Reiner for causing Marco ‘s death, forcing Armin and Connie to separate the two. [ 196 ] The group travels to Paradis ‘ seaport with the purpose of using the Azumabito kin ‘s airship to pursue Eren, but find that it is already occupied by Yeagerists. [ 197 ] The group gears up for a possible date, but Armin and his friends are reluctant to fight their former comrades. Their discussion is interrupted by Hange who announces to everyone ‘s horror that Eren has apparently already reached Marley. A desperate Magath apologizes to the Eldians for how he and the rest of Marley treated them and begs them to cooperate with him. As part of a design to trick Floch into turning over the Azumabito mechanics, Armin and Connie ride into the harbor and tell Floch that they have been pursuing the Cart Titan ever since it devoured Jean and Onyankopon. They tell Floch to send the Azumabito mechanics to help them start the ship so they can continue their avocation and proceed to the ship without waiting for his response. They are stopped by Daz and Samuel and, seeing that the plane has been rigged to explode, demand that they disarm it. Daz and Samuel question them about their commitment and Armin and Connie do to convince them to begin disarming the bomb on the plane .
As they are waiting for the mechanics, Armin and Connie are horrified to hear gunshots, followed by an announcement from Floch that they and Mikasa are traitors. Daz begins rewiring the turkey on the airplane and Armin tries to stop him, alone to get shoot in three places by Samuel. As Connie wrestles with Samuel, Armin continues to try to stop Daz despite his injuries. Daz tries to shoot him, forcing Connie to kill Daz and Samuel to save Armin. [ 198 ] While their allies fight the Yeagerists, Connie carries Armin to Magath. Connie goes to help the others whilst Magath carries Armin aboard the boat. [ 199 ] After his injuries have healed, Armin goes to the deck of the boat [ 200 ] where he is on the spur of the moment taken into Paths by Eren. Eren reveals to Armin his Attack Titan ‘s power to see memories of the future and that all of his barbarous actions in the by days were committed with the hope to distance himself from his friends in preparation for the atrocity he was about to commit. He attempts to apologize for beating Armin, but Armin insists that he should be apologizing to Mikasa for the things he said to her. Armin asks if Eren ‘s intentions were to set up his friends as the world ‘s saviors, which Eren confirms ; the world now owes a debt to Armin and his friends for saving it from at hand end. Armin points out that the outside global might still retaliate but Eren reveals that his Rumbling has wiped out 80 % of the populace ‘s population, meaning all foreign nations will be ineffective to retaliate for the foreseeable future. Armin is horrified and asks if Eren ‘s actions were necessity but Eren ignores him and rather asks that Armin follow him to another space. Eren takes Armin to an erupting vent to show him the “ liquid fire ” he had read about as a child, lava. The two hash out Ymir Fritz and Eren reveals to Armin ‘s surprise that the argue Ymir remained servile to king Fritz even centuries after his death was because she in truth loved him. The two continue onwards to a new location, a snow-white landscape, where Eren continues explaining Ymir ‘s mentality. Armin is shocked to learn from Eren that Ymir was apparently freed from her millennia-long servitude by Mikasa. Eren reflects that every atrocious act he committed was unwittingly done in the servicing of freeing Ymir, and Armin acknowledges the pain that his supporter must have been in to shoulder such a effect on his own. Eren begins confessing more, but Armin cuts him off to spare him the pain. The two go to the ocean and Armin asks Eren if he believes Mikasa can move on from him. Eren claims he does not know, causing Armin to punch him in the confront for pushing her away. Armin ridicules Eren, suggesting that Mikasa will forget about him quickly, causing Eren to break down and admit that he does not want Mikasa to move on. Armin tries to convince Eren that they will find a way to keep him alive but Eren refuses to entertain the theme, reminding Armin that he will never be forgiven for what he has done .
The ocean scene before them transforms into a destroy landscape of trample land and bodies, and Eren admits to Armin that he would have kept Rumbling even if his friends had not tried to stop him. Armin demands to know why, but Eren claims he does not know. As Eren prepares to erase Armin ‘s memories temporarily, promising that they will return after his dies, Armin finds a seashell on the ground. Giving the seashell to his old friend, Armin thanks him for everything he has done for Paradis ‘s sake. The two embrace … … And Armin is once again standing on the deck of the boat, with no memory of his and Eren ‘s conversation. [ 201 ] Annie calls him over to sit with her and thanks him for talking to her while she was stuck in her crystal but asks why he chose to talk to her and not anyone else. Armin tries to tell Annie how he feels about her but Annie chooses to alternatively believe that he merely talked to her because he is a dear person. Armin reminds her that he does not like being called a “ good person, ” noting that he has killed many people and chosen to betray his own race. Armin laments that the global beyond the Walls did not match his and Eren ‘s dream, but he tells Annie that he hush chooses to believe that there is a contribution of the world yet to be discovered. [ 202 ] After arriving in Odiha, Armin helps move the flying boat into a airdock to be worked on. His comrades try to remove the explosives on the boat, but Armin suggests leaving them in case they are needed late. After helping the mechanics for a time, Armin returns to the boat to find Levi attempting to walk. He tries to convince Levi to continue resting, but Levi insists that they need to interrogate Yelena .
As preparations for the flying boat near completion, Armin bids adieu to Annie, who has decided to stay behind. Before the group can depart, however, Floch reveals himself and shoots holes in the boat ‘s fuel tank, necessitating repairs. As repairs begin, though, Eren ‘s Titans arrive in Odiha. Armin volunteers to stay behind to hold them off, but Reiner insists that the Colossus Titan will be needed to stop Eren. Hange decides to stay and hold the Titans off, and list Armin as the 15th commander of the Survey Corps. Armin and the others manage to get the gravy boat running before the Titans reach the airdock, all onboard are left brokenhearted by Hange ‘s death. [ 203 ] En route to Eren, Onyankopon informs Armin that the flying boat was only fuel center before taking off. Armin entrusts Onyankopon to keep get the boat to Eren before returning to the rest of the group to plan how to approach Eren. Based on Levi and Pieck ‘s descriptions of Eren ‘s Titan, and the cognition that War Hammer inheritors can remotely control their Titans, Armin and Pieck agree that the best plan would be for him to use his Colossus Titan ‘s transformation to destroy Eren ‘s Titan in one assail, although Armin however insists on trying to talk Eren down first. Prompted by Reiner, Armin reminds the group that Eren has not restricted them from using their titan powers, even though he has the ability to do so, and suggests that Eren might be trying to goad them into stopping him. The conversation is interrupted when the group is abruptly pulled into Paths. Armin immediately tries to negotiate with Eren, arguing that his actions will dissuade anyone from harming Paradis for centuries to come. He hears Eren ‘s voice, telling him that the Rumbling will not stop, before seeing a child-like Eren in the distance. Armin, Mikasa, Jean, and Connie try to reach him, but they are ineffective to get any closer. Armin tries to get Eren to speak with them, but Eren tells him that he only called them to Paths to tell them that they will have to kill him to stop the Rumbling. [ 32 ] As the flying gravy boat reaches Eren, Armin tries to get Onyankopon to abandon the flying boat with the rest of the group, but Onyankopon insists on staying with the boat to get it as close to Eren as possible. As the boat gets closer it comes under fire from the Beast Titan, and Armin and his friends are forced to abandon the boat in the middle of the barrage. Using their manoeuver gearing, the group avoids the Beast ‘s projectiles and begin engaging it. [ 204 ] They make curtly work of the Beast Titan, but find that Zeke is not inside its nape. At Jean ‘s prompt, Armin orders his comrades to evacuate the area so that he can transform and use the blast to try to uncover Zeke ‘s localization. As he prepares to transform, Armin recalls his former conviction that leaders must be willing to make sacrifices and begrudgingly admits that he might need to kill Eren. however, before he can transform Armin is attacked from behind by a Titan. As the Titan begins to swallow him whole, Armin is surprised by the sight of Ymir Fritz nearby, watching him .
Inside the Titan ‘s mouth, Armin begins to suffocate. He concludes that Ymir is the one render Titans to defend Eren and begins to lament that he and his comrades are powerless to stop the two of them. As he begins to pass out Armin sees Bertolt Hoover standing before him, crying. [ 205 ] Armin stares down at his unconscious mind body and grows frustrated that it will not move. As he remembers his friends, he begins insulting himself, lamenting that all he always does is let himself and others down. As he angrily proclaims that he has wasted the second gamble at life he was given, Armin realizes that he is surrounded by sand. Seeing the sand, Armin realizes that the fact that he can hush see and think means that he is inactive getting oxygen to his brain and is still alive. Realizing he is in the Paths again, Armin realizes that he might be able to continue helping his friends through the connections all Eldians have in Paths. His think is about immediately derail, though, when he sees Zeke Yeager sitting nearby. He introduces himself to Zeke, and Zeke asks Armin if Ymir has consumed him. [ 206 ] Armin sits with Zeke and listens as Zeke explains his theory about the origin of life. Zeke theorizes that all lifeforms find their mean by “ breed ” and that it was a vector sum concern of death which caused Ymir to spawn her deathless Titan soundbox and escape to the world of the Path. Zeke theorizes that the reason she continued to obey the Fritz family for 2000 years was because she still felt a connection to the universe and that she likely chose to help Eren because he was the first person able to understand her. Armin tries to get Zeke to tell him how to escape the Path global, but Zeke believes there is no target in continuing to fight. Armin reminds the man that their allies are fighting for the lives of innocent people, but Zeke points out that every living thing must die finally. Seeing a leaf stay in the soil, Armin recalls a time in his youth when he raced Eren and Mikasa to the top of a hill outside Shiganshina. Recounting the memory to Zeke, Armin claims that in that moment he had felt that the lone argue he had been born was to try to race his friends. He had felt that lapp way understand as a child, feeding little animals, and shop with his friends. Showing Zeke the leaf from the dirty, Armin claims that even though he does not need it to live it is still cherished to him. He hands Zeke the leaf and is shocked to see the homo forms of many past Titan inheritors standing behind him. As Zeke wakes up the inheritors, Armin notices Ymir Fritz watching them from the distance before turning to see Bertolt. Acknowledging his function in Bertolt ‘s death, Armin asks his early ally to help him. Armin is saved from the Titan which kidnapped him by Mikasa, who slices its mouth candid. The Titan manages to impale his leg with its tongue and Armin uses a thunder Spear to kill it, but he begins to get dragged down with its carcase. Connie cuts him unblock and Annie catches him. Armin explains to his friends that Zeke was able to use the connection all Eldians have to awaken the consciousness of some of the former Nine Titans and theorizes that he was likely able to do so because of Ymir ‘s hope to be connected with others. Their newly allies are able to give them the open necessary to detonate the explosives on Eren ‘s nape .
Reiner keeps the centipede in Eren ‘s nape from reattaching and the rest of the group flees atop Falco Grice ‘s flying Jaw Titan, clearing the area as Armin prepares to transform. Thanking the Nine Titans who helped him, Armin bids adieu to Eren and transforms. [ 207 ] Emerging from the volcanic crater where he transformed, Armin follows Reiner towards Fort Salta, seeking to destroy the Source of All Living Matter. soon after, another massive explosion rocks the plains, and Eren, nowadays controlling the body of a Colossus Titan, emerges from the cloud of steam. Armin turns around to face him, when the Source of All Living Matter abruptly emits a cloud of gas. Armin continues his tempo towards Eren, leaving Reiner to deal with the Source. Ignoring the sudden drove of Titans, Armin attempts to grapple Eren, declaring that he will fight him “ until the very end ”. Although he lands a murder against Eren ‘s head, he is swiftly disadvantaged when Eren lands a devastating blow against his own head, caving Armin ‘s Titan expression in. Despite the melee fight, he hears Mikasa ‘s oath to finish Eren off, assisting by holding Eren ‘s steer in place to allow Levi to fire a Thunder Spear towards it. Receiving another crushing blow from Eren that caves in the leftover side of his Titan ‘s head, Armin ‘s aid pays off as Mikasa is able to enter the mouth of Eren ‘s Titan and swiftly sever his debunk homo head. [ 208 ] Armin awakes on the earth outside of his disintegrating Titan, his memories of his and Eren ‘s final examination conversation restored. As he gets his bearings Mikasa approaches him and Armin is heartbroken to see that she is carrying Eren ‘s beheaded head. As Armin weeps for his friend Mikasa asks if he remembers Eren coming to visit him now and Armin confirms that he does remember : Mikasa ‘s choice to kill Eren has destroyed the Power of the Titans. After Armin has mourned his friend, Mikasa tells him that she is leaving to give Eren a proper burying. The two agree that the best rate would be under the tree he used to nap under when he was a child and Mikasa departs .
Armin returns to the rest of the Eldians to find them being held at point by secretary Muller and his forces. Muller demands that the Eldians prove that they can no long turn into Titans or face immediate murder and Armin steps ahead in his people ‘s defense. He points out to the Marleyans that if they still possessed the ability to turn into Titans they would be using that very ability to defend themselves. The fact that they are at the Marleyans ‘ mercy must, logically, mean they no longer possess the Power of the Titans. Muller orders his men to lower their firearms and asks for Armin ‘s list. Armin introduces himself as the valet who killed Eren Yeager. In the three years following the “ Battle of Heaven and Earth ” at Fort Salta, Armin and the other survivors are appointed as diplomats to facilitate peace talks between the outside world and Paradis. As they are sailing to Paradis to begin the talks the group reads a letter from Historia explaining the stream state of Paradis ‘s government. The ambassadors are all doubting of their deputation, but Armin is convinced that the people of Paradis will be bequeath to listen to reason when they see the Warriors and the Survey Corps, erstwhile enemies, working together for a coarse causal agent. [ 201 ]


high intelligence

Being physically watery, Armin is rarely assigned to the front lines and rarely uses his vertical equipment for direct fight. rather, his greatest forte lies in his news – natural abilities of deduction and scheme conceptualization, be it in a war room or on the fly. But Armin has a keen center for contingent, making him a noteworthy playing field tactician, a trait that distinguishes him among his chap trainees. His strategies help save his colleague soldiers numerous times and, more unusually, he played a key function in deducing the identities of all the hostile Titan spies among the 104th educate. initially, Armin ‘s intelligence was hampered by a severe lack of confidence, but after acknowledging and nurturing this side of himself, Armin ‘s potential as a tactician began to show, and even high-level officers took his strategic opinions seriously. [ 209 ] [ 210 ] Armin gained the power of the Titans, specifically the Colossus Titan, after being injected with the Titan serum by Levi and then consuming Bertolt concisely afterwards. Like any early heir of the exponent, this grants him the ability to recover from most deadly injuries ( unless his weak smudge in the neck is damaged without transferring his judgment to the rest of his nervous arrangement ) and to freely transform between Titan and human forms while retaining his intelligence. [ 211 ]

  • Explosive Transformation: Armin can unleash a massive explosion when transforming into his Titan. He used this to great effect during the Raid on Liberio, devastating the Marleyan navy with his transformation and sending massive shockwaves inland.[212]
  • Enhanced Strength: Armin’s Colossus Titan possesses immense size and strength, capable of crushing entire battleships underfoot. Despite this inherent strength, he is incapable of matching the superior technique of an equally-sized opponent, being forced to go on the defensive.[212][208]
  • Regeneration: Like all the others with the Power of the Titans, Armin has the ability to regenerate any injury he may suffer. This is demonstrated when Armin regrew all of his charred skin, and later on recovers from severe gunshot wounds in mere hours.[213]
  • Steam Emission: Armin’s Colossus Titan has the ability to generate enormous amounts of steam at once, like previous users of the Colossus Titan.

Armin Arlert ‘s statistics as of year 850 [ 214 ] :



  • Eren Yeager – Eren was Armin’s best friend from childhood. As children, Armin looked up to Eren, as he was always there to protect Armin from bullies regardless of the odds.[215] Armin made Eren enthusiastic about the outside world, and together the two would dream of venturing beyond the Walls.[16] Initially, Armin felt inferior to Eren, ashamed of being in need of his protection, and lacking the courage his friend boasted.[216] Despite this, Eren gave Armin the confidence to begin using his strategic mind to its full potential, reminding him of the times his reasoning and quick thinking saved them.[23] However, their difference in opinion on how to react to the Marleyan threat and the death of Sasha Blouse in the Raid on Liberio causes friction to develop between them. At this point, Armin admits he no longer understands his childhood friend.[217] After Eren joins the Yeagerists, Armin physically attacks him to stop him from hurting Mikasa and calls him out on whether the freedom he wanted was the freedom to hurt her.[218] Later, Armin correctly deduces that Eren is only pretending to go along with Zeke’s plan, realizing that Eren is just using Zeke to unlock the Founding Titan’s powers. When Marley begins a counterattack for the Raid on Liberio, Armin chooses to stand with and aid Eren, showing that despite their differences their friendship has not truly been destroyed.
  • Mikasa Ackerman – Mikasa is a close friend of Armin’s. Whenever Armin got into trouble with local bullies, Mikasa would always come and save him. Armin looked up to Mikasa’s strength and courage and felt inferior to her. Mikasa, however, believes in Armin’s abilities to reason out the best solution in a dire situation and trusted him deeply. She was responsible for boosting Armin’s confidence and shaping his character. After the Raid on Liberio, the two rely on one another after Eren’s betrayal, Mikasa more so on Armin. Armin understands Mikasa’s feelings for Eren very well and is more conscious of the pain she is in, acting as a source of comfort and reassurance for his childhood friend. He becomes protective of her, to the point of attacking Eren for verbally abusing her, in an attempt to spare Mikasa more grief.[219]
  • Jean Kirstein – While Armin was initially not that close to Jean due to the latter’s rivalry with Eren, their relationship has changed considerably since joining the Survey Corps. Armin’s growth as a strategist has aligned with Jean’s growth as a leader, and the two often share insights or opinions with one another. He risked his own life in order to protect him, when Jean fell unconscious during Eren’s retrieval[27] and also killed an anti-personnel squad member to save him.[220]
  • Annie Leonhart – The two share a mutual respect for each other, expressing admiration for each others’ hidden qualities. This causes her to hesitate when attacking in her Titan form, a mistake which allowed Armin to discover her true identity. He then uses emotional blackmail in order to lure her into a trap and facilitated her eventual capture. After Armin acquires the Colossus Titan, and therefore Bertolt’s memories, he frequently visits Annie in her crystal to confide in her.[221][222] Underway to Odiha, Annie conversed with him while they were alone, inquiring on his motive when he talked to her in the crystal. She was bewildered when Armin revealed his feelings for her, and tried to downplay those feelings herself, nearly leaving Armin alone. But after a further heart-to-heart conversation between the two, they came to accept their growing relationship, as in Odiha, they stared wistfully at each other before the Alliance’s departure.[202][31]
  • Reiner Braun – Reiner is shown to have been protective of Armin, helping him during physical training exercises and carrying him to safety during dangerous operations.[223][224] Armin initially defends him when he was suspected of being a spy, but quickly realizes the truth and provides evidence of Reiner’s guilt.[225]
  • Bertolt Hoover – Armin and Bertolt interacted on a few occasions, though Bertolt did consider Armin a close friend. This, of course, soured once Bertolt’s true identity was revealed, and he threatened to kill Armin when the latter lied and claimed that Annie was being tortured.[226] He was hostile toward Armin when they faced off in Shiganshina, once again coldly expressing his desire to kill him and all of his friends. He nearly made good on this threat not too long after, as he severely burned Armin with a powerful steam discharge while in his Titan form. Later when Armin was injected with the Titan serum, Bertolt’s final moments were daunting, having been devoured by Armin in his Pure Titan form.[227] Despite Bertolt’s crimes, it is shown that his death still haunts Armin, as seen in the latter’s nightmares.[228] Due to acquiring Bertolt’s memories, Armin has gained a deeper understanding of his predecessor’s actions, and even compares his attack on Marley to Bertolt’s attack on Shiganshina.[229]
  • Marco Bott – Armin noted that they were friends, and frequently did maintenance of their equipment together. This later allowed him to recognize Marco’s stolen equipment when it was presented by Annie as her own.[230]
  • Erwin Smith – Armin held the Commander of the Survey Corps in high esteem. Although he could not always guess his superior’s inner thoughts, Armin regarded him as a highly smart person and a very capable commander who was not afraid of making sacrifices to reach his goals. When he heard that Erwin could have been saved instead of him by getting a Titan injection, Armin agrees that the injection should have been given to him, further highlighting how much respect and value Armin saw in Erwin.[231][232] Years later, after Eren initiates the Rumbling and the military command is in chaos, Armin states that Erwin would have been able to handle the situation better, and sees it as proof that Erwin should have been saved, once again demonstrating the respect Armin had in Erwin’s ability to act and lead.[233]
  • Onyankopon – Ever since meeting after the arrival of the first survey ship to Paradis, Armin has been fascinated by Onyankopon. Having met a like-minded individual, they would frequently discuss issues such as how the people of the world came into being and expressed a fascination about them all being created by a similar God.[234] When Onyankopon professed his innocence and that he did not agree with Yelena and Zeke’s euthanasia plan, Armin recalled their numerous discussions and immediately believed him.[235]
  • Hange Zoë – Armin held great respect for Hange as his superior. After years of working together, Hange has recognized great potential in Armin as the strategist. Before their death Hange appointed Armin as the 15th commander of the Survey Corps, saying there is no one better suited for this role than him. After seeing Hange die, Armin bursts into tears, lamenting his fallen commander.

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