Levi Ackerman is one of the popular characters of Attack on Titan. He is the squad captain that led the Special Operations Squad of the Survey Corps, which was no surprise as he is categorized as humanity’s strongest soldier. Unlike most anime characters, Levi has a mysterious aura around him making fans intrigued about the 10 facts they can find about Levi Ackerman.
These are the details fans missed out on the captain as they were too mesmerized by his looks, or they were not able to watch the OVA or other special episodes of the series. Worry not, Levi fans, as these rare facts are compiled here for a chance to know more about the squad captain.
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10. Levi was once a criminal
The original manga did not include Levi’s past which is why most fans might not know that before he became part of the Survey Corps, Levi was once a criminal. This can be found in the spin-off manga, for those who wish to know the full background of Levi.
He lived in the underground city where poor people resided and criminals loiter. Levi has his own group which was comprised of dangerous criminals. They were so strong that even the Military Police Brigade do not want to mess with them.
9. Levi and Erwin did not have a good relationship at first
Erwin recruited, more like captured, Levi as he saw the potential of the latter. Erwin wanted to have Levi by his side as he knows that the latter can be a good soldier, which was revealed to be true. Levi was not pleased with his situation and planned to kill Erwin if he gets a chance. As time passed by, their relationship developed, and they ended up being close friends.
8. Levi is nearly 40 years old
As Levi gets more fans, the more they wish to know more about his details, including his age. Although it was not mentioned in the manga and anime of Attack on Titan, Isayama said that the character is about 40 years old.
Another fact to connect with this is his birthday. The series never celebrated a single birthday which is why fans are not that familiar with Levi’s birthday too. It was confirmed that his birthday is on December 25, which is easy to remember since that day is celebrated by the whole world.
7. Levi suffers from mild insomnia
While sleep is something that Attack on Titan characters rarely do in the series, it was confirmed that Levi only sleeps for 2 to 3 hours. He also does not change his clothes and would sleep sitting instead of laying down. There is no accurate reason why he has insomnia or why he has a weird way to sleep, but fans can only assume that he got this habit when he was a thief.
6. Levi is a tea drinker
While some fans might have pegged Levi to be a coffee drinker, Levi reveals that he loves tea more than anything else. There were scenes in the anime where Levi would casually drink tea as if the world is not being dominated by titans. In fact, Isayama mentioned that the squad captain wanted to become a tea shop owner.
5. Levi has a unique sword technique
Each character has their own sword technique to beat titans. But Levi stands out with his unique approach wherein he shifts his stance in order to hold his right sword backhanded. When the blade is finally behind him, he uses his weapon to cut in spinning and circular motion. Most fans will not notice this because of how fast he moves. The same technique was used to defeat the Beast Titan.
4. Levi is based on Watchmen’s Rorschach
Isayama revealed that Rorschach was one of the characters he used as a reference when he created Levi. This roughly explains their equally same combat skills, physical abilities, and height. Levi is not afraid to do immoral things just to achieve their main goal, which is a personality that Rorschach is known for. Lastly, both characters have a scarf, which can serve as a signature.
3. Levi does not have a romantic relationship with any character
Fans of the series have shipped Levi with several characters, including Petra, Hange, and even Eren, but the Attack on Titan creator finally decided to clear Levi from these by confirming that the squad captain is not romantically involved with anyone in the series.
2. Levi might be interested in taller women
Since Levi does not end up with anyone else in the series, fans have been intrigued as to what his ideal woman would be. Isayama answered the question based on how he imagined Levi would answer, and he said that short people tend to be interested in taller people which gives fans a possibility that Levi’s ideal woman would be someone taller than him.
1. Levi was not part of the Attack on Titan live-action movie
One of the controversial issues that the Attack on Titan live-action movie faced is the absence of Levi. As one of the popular characters of the series, fans expected to see the captain on the big screen. However, this was not possible as Isayama wanted this character to be Japanese.
The producer and scriptwriter wanted to do a movie that fit the names of the characters which is why they just decided to not include Levi at all. His character was replaced by Shikishima.