Attack on Titan: Who Are the Original Nine Titans?

Who Are the Original Nine Titans in Attack on Titan?

Who Are the Original Nine Titans in Attack on Titan?

One of the biggest plot twists in Attack on Titan was when Eren discovered that he was a Titan himself. He eventually learned that there are other shapeshifting Titans like him. But who are the original nine Titans in Attack on Titan? Find out below!

Spoiler Warning: There are major spoilers for Attack on Titan in this article!

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The Mysterious Titans of Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan takes place in a world where humanoid giants or Titans exist. Humanity is nearly extinct as these giants eat any human they see.

This forced the remaining humans to form a civilization inside three giant walls to protect themselves from Titans.

There is also a branch of the military that studies the Titans and fights them using Vertical Maneuvering Equipment.

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Eren Yeager is one of the citizens living in the said civilization. He used to live on the outermost wall.

In 845, two Titans breached that particular wall, pushing Eren to do everything he could to eliminate the monsters.

Little did he know that he was a Titan himself. As Eren became part of the military, he and his friends discovered nine original Titans in their world.

  1. Founding Titan

    The Founding Titan has the ability to turn people, particularly the subjects of Ymir, into Titans just by screaming. It can also control the minds as well as the memories and bodies of other Titans.

    Take note that this can only happen if the Titan has royal blood or has contact with someone with royal blood.

    The Fritz family controlled the Founding Titan since they have royal blood. This is the reason citizens don’t recall too much of their past.

    Grisha Yeager was an Attack Titan. He ate Frieda Fritz, who had the Founding Titan's powers.

    Grisha then passed the powers of both the Attack Titan and the Founding Titan to his son, Eren.

    The Founding Titan is considered the strongest out of all the nine original Titans.

  2. Armored Titan

    This Titan has an armor-like skin that is hardened, making it look like a robot. To move, there are some parts of the Titan that are not hardened, which are also its weak points.

    It can also harden its feet and arms to create claws that help the Armored Titan climb walls.

    With this, the Armored Titan is considered powerful in terms of physical strength.

    Its hardened skin protects it from attacks, which became Reiner's advantage when he attacked the walls.

  3. Attack Titan

    This Titan can see the memories of other Titans. It can also see either the past or the future of the Titan inheritor to know the best next move.

    When Eren discovered that he was the Attack Titan, he used its powers to help his comrades.

    Unfortunately, since the Attack Titan can see the memories of its predecessors, Eren used its powers to gain his freedom.

  4. Beast Titan

    The advantage of the Beast Titan is that its ability varies depending on the user. Its popular ability is throwing objects with great accuracy.

    The Beast Titan can also harden itself during fights, as seen in his encounter with Levi.

    This Titan can also create other Titans, making it a troublesome enemy.

    Tom and Zeke are the inheritors of this Titan.

  5. Cart Titan

    Unlike other Titans, the Cart Titan can stay transformed for a long time. It is quadrupedal and has great endurance.

    It can also transform hundreds of times without rest. In terms of speed, it can be likened to the Jaw Titan.

    The Cart Titan is not that powerful in battle, although it can be helpful as it can carry weapons.

    As mentioned, its speed can come in handy as a support for other Titans, but it cannot be considered as powerful.

    Throughout the series, Pieck has shown the importance of this Titan during fights.

  6. Colossus Titan

    This Titan can release huge amounts of steam from its body, much like a blast furnace. This was seen used by Bertholt and eventually Armin.

    Whenever this ability is used, the muscle tissue of the Titan is affected. It is enormous, which gave the characters the idea that it is the biggest threat in the series.

    But as Eren and the others learned about the other Titans, the Colossus Titan didn’t seem as strong as the Founding Titan.

    Its size also caused it to move slowly, giving the enemy a chance to find a way to knock it out.

    Despite this weakness, the Colossus Titan is still strong, as its steam can cause explosions that can kill its enemies.

    Moreover, its user can control its blast radius as well as transformation power.

  7. Female Titan

    The Female Titan is known to inherit abilities faster than other Titans. Like the Armored Titan, this Titan can also harden some parts for defense and even offensive attacks.

    Once it screams, it can summon Pure Titans, which can be troublesome.

    Annie is the Female Titan in the series. She used her hardening ability to save herself, making her stay inside a crystal for many years. This made her weak and encouraged her to stop fighting.

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  8. Jaw Titan

    Like the Cart Titan, the Jaw Titan is fast. It has sharp and hardened teeth that can damage anything.

    Although this Titan is considered the weakest, its ability is helpful in battle.

    This Titan has four inheritors: Marcel, Ymir, Porco, and Falco. Each user maximized the power of the Jaw Titan in battle.

  9. War Hammer Titan

    The greatest ability of the War Hammer Titan is that it can materialize weapons from its flesh.

    This can be controlled by the said Titan from afar as long as there is a cable of Titan flesh connected to the Titan and the weapon. The cable is protected by a crystal casing.

    The Tybur family controlled this Titan for years and was hidden from people.

    After Eren discovered its previous user, Lara Tybur, he decided to eat her to increase his power.

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