Attack on Titan, the show that everyone is talking about right now. With their soaring popularity, AOT aired its fourth and final season this year. A lot has happened and a lot of important things are going to happen and waiting for the weekly episodes is annoying. For those unfamiliar, AOT is a show about large Humanoid creatures called Titans that thrive on eating humans within the three walls of Paradis Island. The Survey Corps is responsible for dealing with and killing these Titans, but the job is far from easy. Why?
Because the Titans are more or less indestructible. They don’t seem too heavy despite their enormous size. They regrow their limbs and organs if damaged and do not appear to have any source of nutrition, apart from the Sun which is also not a very important factor for them. They eat humans for no apparent reason. The only way to kill them is by slashing certain areas on their behalf. This is what Survey Corps needs.
In season four, we see the Corps including Levi, Mikasa, Armin, and of course, Eren leaving for Marley’s kingdom and fighting with them. What happened next was pure chaos. Attack on Titan is a show that doesn’t shy away from killing important characters, often in grisly fashion. This is what sets it apart from regular Shonen anime. Here are 5 deaths on AOT that are worth sacrificing and 5 that are sad, futile.
10. In vain – Shasha’s blouse
The most shocking and sad death that has recently horrified fans is the death of everyone’s beloved Potato girl. Shasha is a member of the Survey Corps known for her bravery and her forever empty stomach. He is famous for stealing food and eating it with gusto. He is also courageous and extraordinarily skilled in combat despite his ridiculous demeanor. Recently, while returning to Paradis in a plane, Shasha was shot from behind by Gabi. His death was in vain because it brought no special benefits to the Survey Corps. All it brought was heartbreak.
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9. Eligible – Hange Zoe
Hange’s death was a real sacrifice as it allowed the others to escape the situation. Because of him, many soldiers are still alive and breathing. It was his life that saved theirs, and it was a true sacrifice.
8. In vain – Carla Yeager
Carla’s death is one of the most shocking as it comes without warning in the early episodes of the show. And even though it was quite gruesome and sad, Carla’s death in Attack on Titan actually did not carry strategic value for anyone. It’s a loss, a big loss because it hurts. All it did was make Eren’s resolve stronger but at too much cost.
7. Worth it – Ilse Langnar
From the Attack on Titan OVA, Ilse is a character who comes face to face with the abnormal Titan who speaks, only a few words but he speaks. Calling him one of Ymir’s Subjects. Ilse did his best to take note of everything that happened to him before Titan became unstable and bit his head. He then kept the body and notebook in a tree where Levi’s troops including Hange found him years later. Ilse’s death carries great value because after this incident, Hange’s request to capture and study the Titans was approved which led to numerous discoveries about Titan’s anatomy in the show.
6. In vain – Ymir
After doing so much and trying so hard, Ymir was consumed by Porco who became Titan’s next jaw. His death was painful because nothing was shown the exact moment of his death. We’ve just jumped into the third season where he’s been dead for a while.
5. Worth it – Grisha Yeager
Grisha’s death was the seed that brought about the next event on the show. Grisha gave Eren the Attack Titan and the power of the Founding Titan without Eren noticing. They will only discover this later in the show. This is where it all starts. Without Grisha, Eren wouldn’t have a chance to fight.
4. In vain – Levi’s First Squad
Eld, Petra, Oluo, and Gunther all died horribly at the hands of the female titan aka Annie Leonhart. They try to protect Eren from him but in the end, Eren has to rely on his own abilities and plunge into battle with Annie. Eren was supposed to run away but he was too angry with how easily he killed the entire squadron. This provoked him, and that’s what Annie wanted.
3. Worth it – Hannes
Don’t get me wrong, Hannes’s death was very painful and may feel like it doesn’t bring real value to the team. The big thing his death did was save Mikasa and Eren from immediate harm. If not for him, the most important asset of the Survey Corps, Eren, might have been killed at the hands of the Smiling Titan. He saved them not once, but twice. True Savior.
2. In vain – Mike Zacharias
Mike, called the second best warrior after Levi died needlessly at the hands of The Beast Titan. The warrior is bewildered and bewildered by being confronted by an intelligent Titan who can talk and rule over the other Titans. It’s too late and the equipment is gone. He was killed mercilessly and in vain.
1. Eligible – Erwin Smith
Never forget the brave and strong leader of the Survey Corps Erwin Smith. Erwin made a big bet by leading his men straight forward towards the Beast Titan and his entire Titan army. All so that they could distract themselves from Levi who would continue to battle all of the Titans in the blink of an eye. In the process, most of the Survey Corps and Erwin himself were trampled under the boulder that Beast Titan had thrown at them. This sacrifice played an important role in reclaiming Shiganshina even though in the end Zeke managed to escape Levi’s rampage.
So here are 10 deaths in Attack on Titan, some of which were worth it and some sadly weren’t. What do you think about this ranking? Let us know in the comments.