Attack On Titan: The Worst Things Eren Ever Did, RANKED
Eren Jaeger might be a hero, but here are the 10 worst things he’s ever done in Attack on Titan – spoiler alert!
Attack On Titan is a tale of legacy, free will, and influence. Every character in the series has been affected by decisions made long before they were born into this cruel and unfair world. While Eren Yeager initially begins as a symbol of hope, he becomes less white and black and more gray as the story progresses.
He’s done his fair share of championships, but he’s also responsible for some twisted things. Here are ten of the worst things he did until chapter 122 of the manga. Anime fans only, please click away – spoilers await!
Begged historia to eat him
After Eren and Historia are transferred to Rod Reis, it is revealed that Eren’s father, Grisha Yeager, stole the founding Titan from the Reese family while also killing the remaining Reese family members, including two young children. Overpowered by guilt over his father’s actions, Eren begged Historia to eat it so she could use the power of Titan’s founder.
For a minute, Historia seemed to be thinking seriously about it, but ultimately didn’t. Like other Royal Blood members, she would not have used the power of the Founding Giant to stop Marley or the Titans. It’s never easy to tell your dad was a killer, but encouraging Historia to eat it was the worst thing you could do in this situation.
He tried to kill Mikasa
During the mission to retake the Trost area, the army decided that Eren Titan’s attack would be able to block the hole with a rock. Being one of the first times Eren used his Titan powers in the field, he lost control, and struck Mikasa soon after switching.
The fact that he nearly killed one of his closest friends, as well as one of humanity’s best soldiers, is what makes this moment so horrific. However, he escaped with luck. Most of the people who attacked Ackerman ended up with fewer limbs than they had been before.
Hit Armin and insult Mikasa
At one point, Erin, Armin and Mikasa were one of the most popular anime triads. Fans found it extremely upsetting in chapter 112 of the manga when Erin insulted Mikasa’s entire identity, basically telling her that her desire to protect him is nothing more than a man-made instinct designed to keep her in slavery. He also insulted Armin, claiming that Armin was a slave of Bertholdt’s memories.
Armin responded with a slight blow to Eren’s face, and Eren responded by pounding Armenians on the ground. Sure, Berthold’s memories may have affected Armin, but there was absolutely no reason to tell Mikasa that he hated her. This was just superfluous.
Falco was tampered with and nearly killed
At one point, Erin manages to infiltrate Marley. He pretended to be a wounded soldier as “Mister Krueger,” and befriended the young Falco Grace, who happened to be the candidate for Eldan Warrior. He manages to trick Falco into sending messages to his allies in Marley, alerting them of his plans to attack during the festival hosted by Tybur. He also convinced Falco to bring Rayner directly to him so that he could take him out with just the shift.
Forced Porco To Kill The War Hammer Titan Shifter
During the battle against the War Hammer Titan, Eren manages to locate the War Hammer Titan holder, but it is covered in a protective crystal barrier whose teeth cannot penetrate. After ripping off Jaw Titan’s arms, Porco Galliard, the holder of Jaw Titan, was powerless to stop Eren when he jammed the crystal between Jaw Titan’s mouth and pressed it down, forcing Porco Galliard to kill a person of the Tybur royal bloodline.
Porco could only watch in horror as Eren consumed the remains of Willie Tibur’s sister, gaining Titan War Hammer power. This is a traumatized Burko, who notices that he will make Erin pay the money during their second encounter. We can’t help but feel bad for Porco about this. If you’re going to kill War Hammer Titan, you should get at least a fraction of its dashing abilities.
Betrayal of the Survey Corps
When Eren was first revealed to be a Titan shifter, it was Levi of the Survey Corps who convinced the rest of the military to keep him alive. When he was kidnapped by Annie, Levi risked his own life to save him. Even when Eren got himself kidnapped by Reiner and Bertholdt and dragged deep into Titan territory, the Survey Corps charged to rescue him, suffering huge losses as a result. How, then, did Eren repay them? By inciting a war with Marley without their permission, not to mention encouraging the Yeagerists back on Paradis.
Most notably, these Yeagerists were responsible for many prominent members of the Eldian military turning into Titans after consuming wine tainted with Zeke’s spinal fluid. Levi probably regrets breaking his leg over this jerk.
Fought recklessly in the heart of Chyna Wall
After her true identity was found out, Annie made a break for the wall. After transforming, Eren chased her throughout one of the most populated cities within the walls in an attempt to catch her. Blinded by rage and definitely not used to being 50 feet tall, Eren stomped through the streets and crashed through buildings without regard for the fleeing civilians below.
At one point, he punched Annie directly into a church, where she crushed several innocent Eldians. While one can argue that if Eren was too preoccupied with safety, Annie could’ve escaped with ease, but he was particularly reckless during this fight, charging through entire buildings and hurling her over rooftops like they were out in a field somewhere. It’s funny that given Annie’s reputation for killing so many Survey Corps members, she showed great care during her final battle with Eren to avoid causing unnecessary destruction.
Murdered Several Innocent Civilians During His Attack On Marley
After spending some time in Marley, Eren realizes that neither the Marley nor Parade people were wrong about anything. Regardless, it was transformed in the middle of a crowded square, killing many people in the process. Falling rubble smashed people into the crowd, and it wasn’t even Marley’s racist citizens who died. Persecuted sages, such as warrior candidate Zovia, were also flattened by falling debris before they even realized what was happening.
This act became even more terrible due to the fact that Erin did all this in Liberio’s detention area. Even after his return to Paradise, countless seniors will have to contend with living in a bleaker neighborhood than it was before.
Zeke betrayed and awakened formidable titans at the wall
Using the power of Titan’s founder, Zeke planned to sterilize all the elderly. Only when he finally reaches the coordinator after touching Eren does Eren reveal his plan to use the coordinates for a completely different purpose. He only used Zek to reach out to Ymir, and after he begged her to help him, the walls began to crumble, exposing the Giant Titans within.
Unless Isayama has a different scheme, these two gigantic giants will set out to settle everything indiscriminately, including Eren’s friends and older brother.
I preserved the future paradise of all
Attack On Titan Chapter 121 reveals that the special ability of Attack Titan allows the bearer to access memories from past and future owners. This gets really baffling since Eren reveals that he sent a memory of himself shortly after the operation to retake Shiganshina.
Apparently, he made himself the memory of the future, which means that Eren knew how it would all turn out years ago. If he was able to send memories to himself in the past, he could show himself who the giant and armored colossus was or even alluded to the Marley civilization long before he entered Grisha’s cellar.
Why did he choose to keep everything a secret, even from his younger self? How many lives could it save? We can’t help but wait until the next few seasons to see Eren’s reason for all this, if there’s one at all