5 Fan-Favorite Attack on Titan Characters of All-Time

Attack on Titan Characters
Attack on Titan Characters

Ever since the debut in 2013, the Attack on Titan anime series is ruling in the anime world. Attack on Titan Season 4 will release on December 7, 2020. We’re getting close to bidding farewell to what has been an exceptional journey.

In the earlier days of December 2020, Crunchyroll held a popularity poll to find which Attack on Titan character was their favorite. The poll received an overwhelming response as 100,000 users participated in it to show their love for the anime.

5 Highly Voted Attack on Titan Characters

#5. Armin Arlert

Attack on Titan Character: Armin Arlert
Armin Arlert

The 5th favorite Attack on Titan character in this list is Armin Arlert. He’s the 15th & current commander of the Survey Corps. Before him, Hange Zoë was the 14th commander-in-chief of the survey corps. In his final moments, he made Armin Arlert the next commander of Survey Corps.

In the anime series, he’s the childhood friends of two deuteragonists of the series – Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman.  During the entrance of the 104th training corps, he was considered as the weakest character of all.

Apart from this trait, it was his intelligence and strategic genius that made him an invaluable asset for the survey corps. After taking on the Shiganshina District, he took the Titans’ power from Bertolt Hoover and waited no time to become the Colossus Titan.

#4. Hange Zoë

Attack on Titan Character: Hange Zoe
Hange Zoe

Hange Zoë is the 4th popular Attack on Titan character in this list. He was the 14th commander of the Survey Corps. He became the commander right before the death of 13th commander in chief Erwin Smith.

Before becoming the commander, he was the squad leader in charge of the Fourth Squad, which had the duties of innovative inventing and conducting research on Titans, & Eren Yeager (he possesses the ability to transform into a Titan).

After getting promoted to the commander’s post, Hange became in charge of recruiting, expedition planning, management of the regiment, and all the responsibilities previously commanded by Erwin.

Hanji is very passionate and driven in pursuit of new knowledge. She can be seen as very hyperactive, often diving into projects without thought for personal safety (and frightening lots of her subordinates in the process), instead preoccupied with observing and documenting their subjects.

Some misunderstands these acts of hers as eccentric and having more than a few screws loose in her head. She also enjoys discussing this research, but as the lectures can be very long and detail-oriented, not many fellow soldiers find them interesting.

#3. Eren Yeager

Attack on Titan Character: Eren Yeager
Eren Yeager

The third popular Attack on Titan character on the list is Eren Yeager. He was a member of Survey corps & the main protagonist of the Attack on Titan anime series. At a young age, he lived with his parents & adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman.

But soon, he helplessly witnesses his mother being eater by a Titan. Right after this, his hatred for Titans grew to such an extent that he swore to wipe all of them from the earth.

By the end of Attack on Titan Season 3, Eren possesses the power of three titans. Out of the three, he inherited two powers from his father – Attack & Finding Titans. He gained War Hammer Titan as the third power after eating the younger sister of Willy.

In the anime Eren can be described as being fearless. He was dedicated to both his friends, family and people and very determined to achieve his goals of freeing the world from the Walls.

Even as a child, he was always eager to want to join the Survey Corps, for the sake of escaping the Walls and exploring the outside world. This strong yearning for freedom and his dedication to his comrades were Eren’s greatest strength and assets.

Because of his strong dedication, however, this can often lead to his obstinate arrogance which ultimately can lead to him making reckless mistakes and decisions that put him, his friends and later the nation which he is supposed to protect, in great danger.

During his life as a trainee sent hastily to fight Titans his recklessness claimed lives of his teammates, saving Armin Arlert. He also tends to have a short temper and can often lash out in anger out of nowhere.

His anger can rise to brutal levels, as shown when Eren, even though Armin initiated the fight, pounced Armin to a bloody pulp in spite of knowing that Armin was no match for him, going far beyond simple subjugation or restraint.

He claimed that he wanted to do Reiner and Bertolt serious bodily harm and to kill them in the most sufferable ways as possible, after learning they were the Armored and Colossal Titans.

#2. Mikasa Ackerman

Attack on Titan Character: Mikasa Ackerman
Mikasa Ackerman

Mikasa Ackerman is the second favorite Attack on Titan character in this list. She’s the adoptive sister of the main protagonist of the anime series, Eren Yeager. She is the only deuteragonist of the series & the best friend of Armin Arlert (The 15th commander of Survey Corps).

When he was young, his biological parents were murdered by human traffickers. He was then rescued & adopted by Eren Yeager & his parents. She lived with them until the fall of Wall Maria. Because of her relations with the Azumabito family, she holds significant political power in Hizuru.

In the 104th Training Corps, she was declared as the as best soldier in the group. In her effort to follow & protect Eren, she became one of the greatest assets in the anime series.

Mikasa is a fairly tall, physically fit, and well-toned woman with muscles lined throughout her arms, legs, and abdomen. She is of partial Asian heritage, with pale skin, gray eyes, and shaggy black hair that was long until she cut it to chin-length.

By the year 854, her hair is shorter and cut up to the back of her neck, though she simultaneously wears noticeably longer bangs. There is a small scar below her right eye, which was due to an injury delivered by Eren’s Titan during the Battle of Trost District. Jean considers Mikasa to be beautiful.

Mikasa often wears the original Survey Corps uniform, whose equipment is horizontally at her hips, with a white blouse underneath and a black scarf that she almost always wears. She also wears a green cape with the wings of freedom on the back during some missions.

When off duty, Mikasa’s casual attire consists of a simple knee-length white dress, a light cardigan, brown boots, and her signature black scarf.

#1. Levi Ackerman

Attack on Titan Character: LEVI ACKERMAN

Levi Ackerman is the most popular Attack on Titan character on this list. In the anime series, he’s considered humanity’s strongest soldier. He’s a captain of an elite squad in the Survey Corps. Even though he’s appeared to be blunt & unapproachable at the first instance, he holds strong respect for authority, structure, and discipline.

Before joining the army, he was part of a band of thieves who used to commit petty crimes. When the people find out that Eren could turn into a Titan, it was Levi who took him under his watch. No one else. The writers did all this to make him look like the most powerful man on Earth.

Despite not being the main character of the anime series, he came out as the anime series’s fan-favorite character.

Final Words

So, this is the list that every Attack on Titan fan has been waiting for – Top Voted anime series characters of all-time. The decision is made by over 100,000 Crunchyroll users who participated in the popularity poll. What do you think about this list? Was it fair & square?

And which one’s your favorite Attack on Titan Character? Did he/she make it in the top 5?

Do share your thoughts on all this via the comments section given below. I’m curious to know your take on all this.


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