Attack on Titan Episode 79 Reveals Shocking Eren Yeager Plot Twist

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The latest episode of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 is finally here and it was undoubtedly even more shocking than the previous one. That's because Episode 79 brought us back to the past to revisit Eren Yeager's childhood and revealed the jawdropping plot twist that turns the whole story on its head!

In Attack on Titan Episode 79, Zeke and Eren Yeager explored their father's memories starting with Eren's birth. This is how Zeke intends to show his younger brother that he was brainwashed by Grisha Yeager. Early on, Eren tells Zeke that the brainwashing is gone. However, his older brother insists that they have infinite time and they could explore more of Grisha's memories.

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Interestingly, it is revealed that Grisha had never brainwashed Eren and had encouraged his younger son to find his own path, having forsaken his own Eldian nationalism. Still, Zeke insists that he can still use the Founding Titan to push through with his plan but refuses to abandon his brother.

As it turns out, Grisha's memories reveal a different side of the story when the brothers watch him confront the Reiss family. During the confrontation, Grisha pleads with Frieda to use the Founding Titan to save Paradis. He also reveals that the Attack Titan gives its host the ability to see the memories of its future inheritors.

When Frieda refuses to save Paradis, Grisha threatens to kill the Reiss family but is initially unable to do so. That's when Eren steps in and goads his father to slaughter the family.

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It's a shocking act that leads to Grisha slaughtering the Reiss family although he immediately regrets his actions. Upon seeing Zeke, Grisha reveals that it was all Eren's plans after all and after apologizing to Zeke, urges his older son to stop Eren.

But will Zeke manage to stop his younger brother? The truth will finally be revealed next week.

Attack on Titan Episode 80 is titled From You, 2,000 Years Ago ("Nisennen-mae no Kimi kara") and is named after the manga's Chapter 122. Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 21 will premiere on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 12:05 AM JST.

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