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This article is about the Abnormals that were used to create the Walls. For one of the Nine Titans, see Colossus Titan.


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Quote1 Karl Fritz used the power of the Founding Titan...to give birth to massive Titans. These were to act as both his shields and his spears. Quote2
— Willy Tybur recounting the past[2]

The Colossus Titans (超大型巨人 Chō ōgata Kyojin?)[2] are Abnormal Titans similar in appearance to the Colossus Titan, one of the Nine Titans. They possess the ability of crystallization and exist in the order of the millions within the three Walls.

In the year 743, King Karl Fritz used the power of the Founding Titan to create and command tens of millions of these Titans to create the three Walls and protect the last Eldian territory on Paradis Island. The lack of sunlight inside the Walls has rendered them immobile ever since, although King Fritz threatened to release them and use them to flatten the Earth should Paradis Island come under attack.

Their existence was first discovered when the Female Titan tried to climb Wall Sheena to escape from Eren Yeager and the Survey Corps.

Appearance

These Titans are similar in appearance to the Colossus Titan in that both their surfaces are covered primarily in muscle tissue and lack skin (although the Colossus has exposed bone over the muscle tissue of its form). They have proportionally small eyes and lip-less mouths which expose their teeth. Their exact height is unknown, but seeing as they make up the Walls, it is implied that they are extremely tall.

Abilities

Each of the Colossus Titans have the ability to harden and they created the Walls this way.

History

The Wall is formed

The Walls were created

In the year 743, after King Karl Fritz abandoned the conflicts of Eldia causing the Great Titan War, he fled overseas with most of the Fritz royal family and remnants of the Eldian populace to Paradis Island, Eldia's last remaining undisputed territory.[3] He used the power of the Founding Titan to create and order tens of millions of Colossus Titans form the three concentric Walls to protect the Eldians.[4] The King sent a message to the people of Marley, demanding that the Eldians on Paradis Island must be left alone or else the Colossus Titans inside the Walls would "flatten the entire Earth."[5]

Over 80 years later, Dina Fritz explained this story to the Eldian Restorationists.[5]

Story

The Female Titan arc

The Wall Titan is covered

The Wall is covered

During the battle between Eren and Annie Leonhart in the Stohess District, Annie attempts to escape by climbing the Wall but is stopped by Mikasa Ackerman. She damages part of the Wall, however, and a huge chunk is torn off, revealing the face of a mysterious Titan.[6]

The missing chunk of the Wall is immediately noticed by Mikasa. The Titan within the Wall follows Mikasa's gaze, and Minister Nick calls for the immediate covering up of the Titan, as the sunlight eventually will enable its movement.[7] After Nick ignores Hange Zoë's questions about it, he is nearly thrown off the Wall by her, but still refuses to reveal any details he might know because of the Church of the Walls' forbidden nature to disclose secrets.[8]

The Uprising arc

In the Reiss Chapel, Rod Reiss explains how the First King used the power of the Founding Titan to form the three Walls which surround humanity's territory, though the Colossus Titans were not mentioned.[4]

Return to Shiganshina arc

After the surviving Survey Corps reach Grisha Yeager's basement,[9] they learn from his books the story of the formation of the Walls as it was told to the Eldian Restorationists by Dina Fritz.[5]

Marley arc

Reiner Braun recollects his past and remembers how he had infiltrated the Walls in order to take the Founding Titan and save the world by eliminating the threat of the Colossus Titans.[10]

During the festival hosted by the Tybur family, Willy Tybur tells the world of the truth about the Walls, the Great Titan War, and King Karl Fritz.[11][12] He reveals that due to the King's vow of pacifism preventing the Founding Titan from being used for war, the Colossus Titans in the Walls were never a true threat; however, due to coup d'état in recent years, the military of Paradis Island have overthrown the previous royal government and the King's ideology of peace.[13] Now that the Founding Titan belongs to Eren Yeager, who is seemingly capable of using its powers despite not being royal and without interference from King Fritz's will, the world is truly in danger of the Colossus Titans for the first time.[14] Eren himself admits this to be true.[15]

Unnamed final arc

It is revealed that in order for Eren to awaken the Colossus Titans, he must physically be in contact with a Titan of royal blood. Zeke Yeager, Eren's half-brother and the former chief of the Marley Warriors, is revealed to have been in contact with Eren since the Marley Mid-East War and the two decide to join forces to enact their plan to save the Eldians. In addition, the rise of the Yeagerists has resulted in the threat of unleashing the Colossus Titans reaching dangerous new levels.[citation needed]

Following the physical contact of Zeke and Eren, the latter is able to awaken the Titans lying dormant within Shiganshina District's Walls - revealing an army of Colossus Titans.[16]

Other Media

The Science of Attack on Titan

In Rikao Yanagita's analysis of the Attack on Titan manga, an estimation of the amount of Wall Titans residing within the Walls is given. Using the dimensions given in Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Rikao estimates that, if the Wall Titans are all approximately 45 meters in height with a proportional 13-meter shoulder width with all Titans lined up shoulder to shoulder, there are approximately 246,000 Colossus Titans within Wall Maria and a total of 585,000 Titans within all three Walls combined.[17] This conflicts with information given much later in the manga in Chapter 86, in which King Fritz's ultimatum given to Marley states that he would unleash the "tens of millions of Titans that sleep inside the Walls" if war was declared against Eldia.[18] It is unknown whether the King's claim was accurate to the Wall Titans' numbers or was mere hyperbole.

References

  1. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 89 (p. 34)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 100 (p. 13)
  3. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 19)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 64 (p. 37)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 41 & 42)
  6. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 33 (p. 44)
  7. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 34 (p. 13)
  8. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 34 (p. 24)
  9. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 85 (p. 24 - 45)
  10. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 96 (p. 43 - 45)
  11. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 99
  12. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 100
  13. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 99 (p. 44)
  14. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 100 (p. 14 & 17 - 20)
  15. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 100 (p. 21)
  16. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 122
  17. The Science of Attack on Titan (p. 130 - 140)
  18. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 42)

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