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Quote1.png Dear Jean Boy, please eat this and carry on working hard. Don't be a burden on other people, you hear? Love, Mom. Quote2.png
— Jean's mother's note to Jean[1]

Jean's mother (ジャンの母 Jan no haha?)[2] is the mother of Jean Kirschtein, and a resident of Trost District.

Appearance

Jean's mother is a stout, middle-aged woman. She has brown, shoulder length hair that she keeps in a tight ponytail in the back. As an average citizen of Trost, she usually wears a simple dress covered by a red apron.

Personality

She is a loving and caring mother, despite the insulting way Jean speaks to her. On several occasions, she has gone out of her way to make sure Jean has enough to eat and is enjoying his time or making friends.[1]

History

At some point in time, before Jean enlisted in military training, she became sick to the point that Jean had to take care of her.

One morning Jean's mother makes breakfast for herself and Jean and barges into his room to get him to come eat with her. Her intrusion infuriates Jean, who quickly throws her out of the room.[1]

Story

A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence

Jean's mother talks with her surprised son

Two years after Jean has left for military training, his squad is stationed in Trost District to train for a hypothetical Titan breach in Wall Rose. Jean's mother is among the Trost citizens who participate in a mock evacuation of the district. After the drill, Jean's mother makes her way to the cadets' barracks. After being let in she begins pestering Jean with questions, embarrassing him. Jean begins yelling at her and orders her to leave, refusing to accept a gift which she brought for him.

Jean sees the omelet that his mother prepared for him

She manages to hand the gift for Jean to the Garrison soldier who let her into the mess hall. The gift, a note of encouragement and an omlette, inspires Jean to cook an omlette for a contest he is currently competing in. His omlette wins him the cook-off, and Jean contemplates visiting his mother.

Royal Government arc

The night before the Scout Regiment prepares to retake Wall Maria, Eren Jaeger mocks Jean at dinner by calling him "Jean-boy," which was the nickname that Jean's mother used when she visited him during training. Eren reminds Jean that he should be nicer to his mom.[3]

Relationships

  • Jean Kirschtein - In his younger days, they shared a loving relationship. But as he got older, feeling stifled and confined, he began to resent his mother as well as his status in life. Because of this, he leaves to join the military in the hopes of joining the Military Police Regiment. Two years into his training, she unintentionally and indirectly helps Jean win a food competition against Sasha Braus. She has always cared for Jean; she even sent a letter, apples, and an omelet as a gift for him and his friends.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Attack on Titan anime: OVA 2
  2. Attack on Titan anime: OVA 2 — Credits, English translation seen in the back cover of the DVD.
  3. Attack on Titan anime: Episode 49

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