Attack on Titan Season 4 is currently airing and its epic conclusion is near. Both the manga and the anime have revealed the Nine Titans who have the ability to shift at will while retaining their consciousness while in their titan form. However, some fans are bewildered where is the female titan now in season 4. After all, it's been a long-time since she was last seen in the series.
WARNING! Spoilers Alert. The following contains spoilers with regards to the Female Titan's location and status.
Who Is the Female Titan?
The Female Titan is one of the Nine Titans who have the ability to mimic the attributes of other titans easily. It can selectively harden certain parts of its skin while being able to attract Pure Titans in a short distance using its screams. Around the year 843, Annie Leonhart was chosen as the inheritor of the Female Titan.
Annie was one of the three titan shifters sent by Marley to Paradis Island. In the year 845, Annie, alongside Bertolt Hoover, Reiner Braun, and Marcel Galliard were sent to begin the Paradis Island Operation.
After Marcel was eaten by Ymir's titan, only the three were left to continue the mission. They were referred to as Warriors. The Female Titan was the one responsible for the massive amounts of Titans that invaded Wall Maria.
The Female Titan Arc
The Female Titan made its first appearance during the 57th Expedition Outside the Walls. The Warriors have suspicions that Eren Yeager may have inherited the Founding Titan, which led the three to focus on capturing Eren Yeager.
Annie, in her titan form, searched for Eren in the right flank of the formation of the squad. Using her titan's ability she brought Pure Titans to her trail which devastated and killed many soldiers on the right flank.
Annie ventured further into another formation, to which Annie encountered Armin Arlert. Annie spared Armin's life. Armin, Jean Kirstein, and Reiner pursued the Female Titan, engaging her. Reiner pretended to be caught by the titan but provided Eren's location by using the blade to write on her hand.
After reports reached Commander Erwin Smith of the attack on the right flank, he changed the direction of the expedition to a nearby forest where the veterans of the Survey Corps prepared to trap the Female Titan, as well as using a special target restraining weapon. The Female Titan entered the forest and pursued Eren.
In a bid to stop her, the Special Operations Squad led by Captain Levi was able to trap her. They were not able to open her nape due to her hardening abilities. She was trapped for a while until she started screaming to get other titans to come to her. Levi's squad was annihilated and Eren transformed to fight the Female Titan.
Mikasa and Levi proceeded to save Eren from the Female Titan. The soldiers suffered a devastating loss with many of their comrades dying from the battle. This led the Survey Corps to further investigate the identity of the Female Titan. Armin suspected her as the Female Titan which led to her capture in the Stohess District. She encased herself in a crystal to avoid being interrogated.
The Female Titan in the Marley Arc
After the Paradis Island Operation was postponed, the Warriors did not attempt to rescue Annie as Zeke was the one who decided it. Zeke speculated that either Annie's titan was stolen by someone else or still alive since there were no other children discovered with the Female Titan's power. At this time, Annie was still underground in Paradis, still inside her crystal.
The Female Titan in the War for Paradis Arc
After Eren was able to fully control his Founding Titan abilities, Eren undoes all Titan hardening. This releases Annie from her crystal. After Annie was freed from the crystal, the Yeagerists attacked the harbor, which forced Annie and Reiner to transform into their respective titan forms.
The two managed to repel the attacks from the Yeagerists. The Azumabito engineers ran to the battlefield which forced Annie to use her titan form to protect them. The two titans were rendered inactive but were saved by Falco Grice's Jaw Titan and Pieck's Cart Titan.
Where is the Female Titan Now?
In the current status of the anime, Annie is still encased in her crystal, underground in Paradis Island. In the manga, Eren's Founding Titan abilities have removed the hardening of all titans, which freed Annie. In the manga, Annie is currently working with the only people that are left in the Alliance.
Attack on Titan Season 4 releases new episodes every Sunday at 3:45 pm EST. Episode 8 will be released on January 31.
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