The fourth season of Attack On Titan has returned, pitting Eren Jaeger against the full forces of Marley’s army as he struggles against the power of the Armored Titan, Jaw Titan, and Cart Titan. With the Scout Regiment trying to figure out which side they should take, Zeke Jaeger is recuperating from the damage he took in a bid to escape from Captain Levi’s clutches, and in doing so, has helped to introduce a mysterious figure who is set to play a major role in the future of the conclusion of the dark franchise created by Hajime Isayama.
Warning. If you don’t want any spoilers for the future of this final season of Attack On Titan, we’ll be diving into light spoiler territory to explore who this new character is.
With Levi horribly injured following Zeke detonating a thunder spear that was meant to keep him captured, the wielder of the power of the Beast Titan is discombobulated as his body is remade and he finds himself in front of his brother Eren’s followers. With the Jaegerists asking if Zeke is all right, the eldest Jaeger explains that he saw a mysterious young girl who was seemingly rebuilding his body using the sand beneath them, with both of them staring in front of “The Paths”. While her identity isn’t further explored in this latest installment, her arrival has some big implications for the future.
The young blond-haired girl is Ymir, the original benefactor of the power of the Titans, whose origins will, most likely, be further explored in the upcoming episodes of the anime series. Much like so many other aspects of the series, Ymir’s origin story is one rife with horror and blood, beginning the tale of the Titans and setting the stage for the events that currently have Paradis and Marley at one another’s throats.
Ymir was originally hinted at earlier in the franchise thanks in part to diving into the origins of the Scout Regiment member with the same name, with the previous Jaw Titan gaining the name as members of the Eldian Race paid homage to their benefactor. As everyone vies for the power of the Founding Titan, expect Ymir to play a heavy role in the upcoming episodes of the series.
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