After all, fans never thought they would have to decide whether Eren should be considered a villain or not.
If you are all caught up with Attack on Titan, then you know its latest chapter was a doozy. Kodansha saw chapter 105 go live not long ago, and the update let fans in on a secret. Eren may have brought the war to Marley but did so without any orders, leaving him responsible for a slew of unwarranted deaths.
When chapter 105 kicks off, fans are show a series of haunting spreads which lay out how off Eren is. After a tense reunion with Armin, Eren is kicked upside the face by Captain Levi who puts him under arrest. The Survey Corps superior says Eren’s selfish actions in attacking the Marleyean camp cost the lives of his men — but that was just the start. By the end of the chapter, fans also learned Eren’s action set of the chain of events leading to Sasha’s murder, and Jean was plenty okay blaming Eren for their loss.
Not only did Eren bring about an unsanctioned fight that cost Paradis lives, but it created a monster of its own. His need to take down the War Hammer Titan led him to kill countless of Marleyean citizens along with the country’s targeted higher-ups. The carnage led Gabi Braun to snap, causing her to sneak abroad the spacecraft Paradis prepared to escape Marley. The split decision helped Gabi get revenge against Eren as she is the one who shot Sasha point-blank, and the cycle of revenge has started anew yet again.
Attack on Titan is careful not to condemn Eren as a villain outright, but fans are certainly questioning his actions. Everything from his apathy to his disregard for human life is setting off red alarms for readers. So, if the boy is not careful, he will wind up no better than the Colossus Titan who wrecked his home all those years ago.