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This article is about one of the Nine Titans. For other uses of this name, see Female Titan (Disambiguation).

Quote1 The Female Titan. Versatility is its biggest strength. On top of its mobility and endurance, its hardened strikes are incredibly destructive. The range is limited, but it can call Pure Titans, too. Quote2
— A Marleyan analysis of Annie's Female Titan[3]

The Female Titan (女型の巨人 Megata no Kyojin?) was one of the Nine Titans and possessed the ability to easily mimic the attributes of the other Titans. It could also selectively harden parts of its skin and attract Pure Titans with its screams, possibly due to its aforementioned mimicry ability.



According to Annie, it was particularly easy for the Female Titan to exhibit abilities similar to those of the other Titans if it consumed parts of them. As a result, Marley heavily experimented on her.[4]

Titan Attraction

Female Titan's scream

The Female Titan's scream

Similar to the Founding Titan and Zeke Jaeger's Beast Titan, the Female Titan was able to exercise a degree of influence over Pure Titans through a scream-based ability;[5] in the Female's case, it was able to attract Pure Titans to itself. It has been theorized that this ability was used by Annie Leonhart to gather all the Titans to the Walls during the fall of Wall Maria.[1]

The downside of the attraction ability was that once the Titans following the Female arrived at its location, they would attack the Female Titan and eat its body.[5] Under normal circumstances, this could lead to disaster for the user of the Female; but on some occasions, this phenomenon could be used to their advantage. With omni-directional mobility gear, the user could escape from the Female Titan as other Titans consumed its body; and the steam emitted from the continuously inflicted wounds could serve as a cover for the user if they did not desire to be seen.[5]


The Female Titan was known for its high endurance and mobility, the greatest instance of this being when Annie Leonhart ran for an extended period of time during the 57th Scouting Mission outside the Walls with the goal of finding and capturing Eren Jaeger.[1][6]


Annie's hardened fist

The Female Titan hardens its fist to deal a severe blow to the Attack Titan

The Female Titan possessed the ability to harden its skin, able to shatter blades of ultrahard steel upon contact. Besides its defensive properties, this hardening made the Female Titan's melee attacks significantly stronger, with a single well-placed blow being capable of dismembering or even decapitating other Titans.[7] Annie Leonhart also used this ability while coming out of her Titan's nape to create a crystal cocoon around herself.[8] This self-encapsulation could in some cases spread the hardened flesh onto nearby individuals, fusing them with the Female Titan's body.[8]


The Female Titan, like all the Nine Titans, was brought into the world after the death of Ymir Fritz. In the 1,700 years following her death, the Female Titan was held in the possession of one or several of the warring Eldian houses subservient to the Founding Titan. After these seventeen centuries when Karl Fritz, the 145th king of the Fritz family, abandoned the conflicts of Eldia and relocated to Paradis Island, the Female Titan was taken by the nation of Marley during the Great Titan War.[9]

Around the year 843, Annie Leonhart was chosen to inherit the power of the Female Titan. She would later make use of her Female Titan in a war between Marley and an enemy nation.[3]

In the year 845, the nation of Marley sent out Annie, Reiner Braun, Bertholdt Hoover, and Marcel Galliard across the sea to Paradis Island as the start of the Paradis Island Operation.[3] Her Female Titan was responsible for the massive amounts of Titans that invaded Wall Maria during its fall.[1]


The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission arc

Armin encounters the Female Titan

Armin encounters the Female Titan

Five years later, Annie's Female Titan makes its first appearance in the Walls during the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission.[1] With suspicions that Eren Jaeger has inherited the Founding Titan by some means, the Warriors change their goal from wiping out the Eldians in the Walls to capturing Eren Jaeger. Having heard of Eren's supposed position in the expedition from a fellow Warrior, Annie attacks the right flank of the formation first in search of Eren, taking precautions not to kill any soldier in the Scout Regiment before seeing their face. With her Female Titan's ability, she gathers many Pure Titans to her trail which brings devastation on the right flank.[1]

After venturing into the formation for some distance, Annie encounters Armin Arlelt and corners him.[1] For reasons she is uncertain of, she spares Armin's life and continues in her search for Eren. Armin pursues her with Reiner and Jean and informs them of his theory on Eren's position in the formation. As they engage the Female, Reiner pretends to get caught by her[1] and uses the opportunity to carve directions to Eren's true location into the Female's hand. The Female Titan abandons her fight with the soldiers and changes her plan of attack.[1]

The Female Titan restricted

The Female Titan captured

When word reaches Commander Erwin Smith of the sudden attack on the right flank, he changes the direction of the expedition into a nearby Forest of Giant Trees where he and the veterans of the Scout Regiment set a trap for the Female with the special target restraining weapon. The Female Titan enters the forest and soon comes across Eren in the Special Operations Squad led by Captain Levi. It pursues Squad Levi for some time, but is eventually caught in Erwin's trap.[5]

With her Titan form totally restrained, Annie uses her hardening ability to protect her body from further harm.[5] After overhearing plans to extract her from her nape, she makes use of the Female Titan's true ability and screams out for any Titans in the area to come to her.[5] A horde of Titans from all directions soon answers her call and began to consume her Titan body, leaving the Scout Regiment with no choice but to drive off the Titans. In the chaos, Annie escapes with the help of omni-directional mobility gear and pursues Eren in her human form.[5] After killing Gunther Schultz with her blades, she transforms into the Female Titan a second time and battles with Squad Levi.[7] The Female Titan is briefly immobilized, but through prioritizing its healing it is able to kill Eld Gin, Oruo Bozad, and Petra Rall.[7]

With no one left at his side, Eren transforms into the Attack Titan and battles with the Female Titan.[5] The two struggle for some time, but Eren is stunned in place upon recognizing a fighting stance used by Annie. In the moment, Annie incapacitates the Attack Titan and captures Eren.[7] As she flees the forest, Mikasa Ackermann and Captain Levi pursue her and successfully immobilize the Female Titan, rescuing Eren. Defeated, Annie would no longer pursue Eren during the expedition.[7]

Assault on Stohess arc

Annie vs

The Female Titan battles the Attack Titan a second time

Several days later, Annie is cornered by the Scout Regiment in Stohess District thanks to Armin's suspicions of her identity as the Female Titan.[10] With no hope for escape, she transforms into the Female one last time and attempts to escape, but Eren's Attack Titan pursues her.[8] After a short skirmish, the Female Titan uses this opportunity for one last-ditch attempt at capturing Eren, incapacitating him Eren and fleeing the scene shortly after. Suddenly, Eren's Titan turns dark and fiery. With only one arm and leg, it comes charging at the Female Titan and grips its hand on its face causing its eyes to burst out.

The Female Titan lets out a long roar and escapes from the Titan's grip by kicking it away. It attempts to scale Wall Sina, but Mikasa appears up to her position where she cuts the fingers of the Female Titan, sending it falling to the ground.[8] As the Attack Titan and the Scout Regiment close in to extract Annie from the Female's nape, Annie resorts to using her Titan's hardening ability to encase herself in a crystal-like substance to prevent interrogation. Annie's crystal is later brought underground, and the Female Titan rendered temporarily unusable.[8]

Marley arc

When the Paradis Island Operation is postponed, the Warriors make no attempt to rescue Annie from her captors.[11] Four years later, there is still no sign of the Female Titan's return. Zeke speculates it was either stolen or Annie is still alive since there have been no children discovered on the mainland with the Female Titan's power.[12]

Somewhere underground in Paradis, Annie is shown to be still incapacitated within her crystal.[13]

War for Paradis arc

After gaining full control of the Founding Titan's abilities, Eren undoes all Titan hardening, inadvertently releasing Annie from her crystal.[14]

After Annie regains herself, the Jaegerists begin attacking the harbor which forces Annie and Reiner to transform into their Titans and engage the Jaegerists.[15]

Despite the Jaegerists carrying Thunder Spears, Annie and Reiner successfully managed to repel their attacks. This initial success, however, was rapidly overturned after the Azumabito engineers ran onto the battlefield, forcing the Female Titan to use its body as a shield in order to protect them. As a result, both Titans were rendered inactive, the Thunder Spears blowing off the Female Titan's arms and head. Both Annie and Reiner had to be saved by Pieck's Cart Titan and Falco Grice's Jaw Titan.[16]

After a brief departure from the Alliance, Annie along with Gabi and Falco rejoins them in the Battle of Heaven and Earth, after being caught up on the situation with the Nine Titan of past generations and identifying the Titan which captured Armin near Eren's Titan's tailbone and deploy to try to rescue him. As they fight the Titan attempts to flee and Annie uses her Female Titan to throw Mikasa after it. Mikasa is stopped from reaching the Titan by an Armored Titan which Annie defeats, but the three comrades are quickly surrounded before they can stop Armin's captor from fleeing to Bertholdt's Colossal Titan. Annie is quickly overwhelmed by the sheer number of Titans, but she is saved at the last moment by the intervention of Bertholdt's Titan. Mikasa releases Armin from the okapi-shaped Titan and Annie catches him as he falls to the ground. Jean manages to detonate Eren's nape thanks to the help of their new allies and Annie joins her friends in evacuating atop Falco's Titan so that Armin can transform.

Due to smoke emanating from the source of all living matter that causes Leonhart and the rest of the Eldians in the fort to transform into Titans, to Annie's horror. The Titans all begin rallying to defend the source of all living matter as it attempts to return to Eren, Annie transforms once more and joins Pieck and Reiner in trying to hold the creature and its Titans back with their Titan forms.

After Eren's death, the Female Titan power ceased to exist along with the Power of the Titans.[17]

Former inheritors