Attack on Titan Episode 86 is an action-packed episode that chronicles the ongoing battle between the Yeagirists and the Alliance. While the Female Titan and the Armored Titan fight side by side, Mikasa, Connie, Jean, and others fight in mid-air. While some Yeagirists have already perished, fans are concerned about the fate of their leader. As a result, they seek clarification, Is Floch Dead?
Attack on Titan is ending, with only one episode remaining in Part 2 of the Final Season. In case you missed it, Attack on Titan Episode 87 is reportedly having a longer screen time and also revealing some new information by the end of the episode. There has been speculation about a potential Attack on Titan film, which would presumably conclude Hajime Isayama's magnum opus.
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What happened in Attack on Titan Episode 86?
Attack on Titan Episode 86 features the ongoing battle between the Yeagirists and the Allied Soldiers. While Annie and Reiner are busy defending the airboat in their titan forms, Hange and Magath accompany the Azumabito matriarch and its mechanics to the basement in order to devise a plan to take flight and stop Eren's rumbling through the airboat.
However, the mechanics inform Hange and Magath that they will need at least half a day to operate the airboat, much to everyone's dismay. Fortunately, Kiyomi Azumabito suggests another plan to take the airboat back to the main continent to complete its operations in order to stop Eren's Rumbling in time and minimize the devastation of the Colossal Titans.
They all agree that it is a gamble, but it is the only way for them to avoid wasting any more time. Following that, the Allied soldiers decide to take the risk and march forward to the ship that will transport the airboat to the main continent. To keep everyone safe, the titans, along with Mikasa, Connie, Jean, and the others, engage in a bloody battle with their former friends.
After witnessing Annie and Reiner's injuries, Falco decides to take action and transforms into his own version of the Jaw Titan. As a result, the sudden appearance of the new Jaw Titan, which resembled a hawk with a sharp beak, caught the Yeagirists off guard. Having said that, the Allied soldiers seize the opportunity and manage to gain the upper hand over the Yeagirists.
When he sees that his forces are being decimated one by one, Floch retreats for a while and instructs his troops to wait for reinforcements. Keith Shadis, on the other hand, is working in the background and bombs the arriving Yeagirists by train. Keith was apparently inspired by his students after seeing them with Annie full-throttle on their way to stop Eren's Rumbling.
Floch fights desperately for what he believes in defending Eren and the Eldians, throwing himself deep into the Allied soldiers, dodging them one by one, in order to target the ship that is about to leave. Gabi manages to shoot Floch just before he throws the remaining thunder spear, resulting in a misfire. Floch then falls into the ocean, injured.
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Is Floch Dead in Attack on Titan Episode 86?
In Attack on Titan Episode 86, the injured Floch falls deep into the sea. However, it is unclear whether he is dead or alive. The only confirmed detail is that he is injured after Gabi manages to stop Floch's thunder spear after shooting the Azumabito ship. Perhaps the next episode, Attack on Titan Episode 87, will clear the air for Floch Forster, the leader of the Yeagirists.
Floch is, in fact, one of the most well-developed characters in Attack on Titan. From being a minor character who only wanted to bring Erwin back to life with Titan Powers, he evolved into one of the most interesting characters with a well-written plotline. Floch, like others, aspires to save Eldia from external threats and to see his people live in genuine peace and prosperity.
While many people dislike Floch's character, he is a man of his word, with the same strength as the core characters like Jean and Connie. This is evident in the battle against the alliance, as Floch moves and decides in response to his opponents' plans and counterattacks. Perhaps this is one of the most likely reasons Eren decides to reveal his entire plan to Floch, including the repercussions of the Rumbling.