15 Things You Didn’t Know About The Warrior Unit From ‘Attack On Titan’
The lastest seasons of Attack on Titan have introduced the Eldian Warrior Unit. This group of soldiers hopes to inherit Titans that they can use to fight on behalf of their nation, Marley. Successful warrior candidates can gain citizenship and respect for themselves and their families, even though they're Eldians, a group which the Marleyans openly discriminate against.
If you love Attack on Titan trivia, you might be interested in some things you didn't know about the Eldian Warriors. Here's one unexpected fact: Pieck's original design was a middle-aged man named Oliver. Also, did you know that Bertholdt is the only character whose human form was created after his Titan form?
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Zeke's Titan Form Was Foreshadowed
Here's a cool detail you might have missed: During a flashback to his childhood, Zeke is seen playing with a long-armed stuffed monkey. This foreshadows his eventual Beast Titan form.
Also, this toy looks exactly the same as one that used to belong to Tom Ksaver's son.
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Annie Talks In Her Sleep
This one is kind of adorable. According to a Q&A in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, Annie can often be found talking in her sleep.
Rather than talking about something traumatic or revealing secrets, she says things like "woosh!" while dreaming about practicing kicks.
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Bertholdt’s Human Design Was Created After His Titan Form
In most cases, Isayama designs human characters first, and then decides on their Titan form after that. Bertholdt is an exception - Isayama designed the Colossal Titan first, and then worked backwards to get to Bertholdt.
To come up with Betholdt's design, he asked himself this question: "What kind of character would I get if the somehow weakly and docile Colossal Titan was turned into a person?"
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Annie's Design Is Based On Avril Lavigne
Many of the characters from Attack on Titan are inspired by pop culture, and Annie is no exception.
When designing Annie's hairstyle, Isayama used a photo of the famous pop-punk singer Avril Lavigne as a reference. Can you see the similiarities?
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Reiner Is Isayama's Favorite CharacterPhoto: MAPPA
Though Isayama named Jean Kirstein as his favorite character in earlier interviews, he currently names Reiner as his favorite.
His characters agree with him - during a Q&A, Isayama revealed that Reiner was the most popular boy amongst the 104th cadets. We're guessing they've changed their opinion of him by this point, but maybe his popularity carries over into the Warrior Unit.
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Falco Shares A Birthday With MikasaPhoto: MAPPA / Wit Studio
Falco and Mikasa might not seem like they're connected in any way, but they do share one important trait - they have the same birthday, February 10.
This means that their sign is Aquarius.