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◄ Preceded by Porco Galliard
(850-Current)
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Ymir
(845-850)
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Porco Galliard (ポルコ・ガリアード Poruko Gariādo?) is an Eldian and the younger brother of Marcel Galliard. He is one of Marley's Warriors with the ability to transform into a Titan and the current inheritor of the Jaw Titan.

Appearance

Human form

Galliard's appearance

Galliard is a young man of average height. He has hazel eyes, and his blond hair is kept in an undercut style which is pushed back. He wears combat trousers and a short coat. He also wears the Eldian armband on his left arm, as required of all Eldians under the authority of Marley.

Jaw Titan form

Galliard's Titan, the Jaw Titan, possesses deep-set eyes with a heavy brow and long blond hair. While his chin sports a long beard, the rest of his face is hairless with a cog-like arrangement of hardened skin in place of lips. His Titan also sports an armored face, fingers, and knuckles. His body is muscular and well-toned, and he usually employs all four limbs when moving.

Personality

Galliard appears to be a brave figure, using his Titan to leap in the way of bullets and protect his fellow Eldians Gabi and Falco, and Warriors. It is, however, quite possible that Galliard was not acting on bravery and was instead certain of his ability to withstand gunfire with the absence of the armored train, indicating that he has fought on battlefields before. As a dedicated soldier, he charges right into the heat of battle, attacking and crushing enemy soldiers for his people.

He also has somewhat of a bitter personality particularly towards Reiner Braun, and treats him condescendingly. Galliard seems to be prone to using passive-aggressive language, although it is likely that much of this animosity is exclusive to Reiner. He is, or at least was, prone to violence, as seen when he punched Reiner after they had an argument. Otherwise, Galliard is shown to be a nice person, being very friendly towards fellow Warriors and Warrior candidates, and has no difficulty treating Reiner's cousin Gabi with respect.

History

Some years before the Paradis Island Operation, Galliard was a leading candidate to inherit the Armored Titan. He participated in the selection process along other Eldian children. After reuniting with the other six possible candidates and receiving the information about the future offensive against Paradis Island, Galliard scolded Reiner Braun as he considered him the only one without a special talent, being only fueled by his love towards Marley and his adulating towards their superiors. After Reiner accused him of being an Eldian spy, Galliard punched him and was stopped by his brother before continuing to their destination; even though Marcel had convinced him to stop the assault, Galliard continued to mock Reiner.[1]

It was eventually decided in the year 843 that Reiner would inherit the power of the Armored Titan; Galliard's brother Marcel was additionally chosen to inherit the power of the Jaw Titan. When the Warriors departed for Paradis Island, Galliard remained behind on the continental mainland.[1]

Story

Return to Shiganshina arc

After Ymir surrenders herself to Marley to return the Jaw Titan power she stole from Marcel, Galliard is chosen to consume her and inherit the power.[2]

Marley arc

Four years after the Warriors' return from Paradis, Galliard is present at the battle of Fort Slava. Under orders from the Warriors' Marleyan superior Commander Magath, he and Pieck are unauthorized to engage in combat with the Mid-East Allied Forces at the fort due to the presence of the highly dangerous Anti-Titan Artillery. However, once Gabi succeeds in destroying the armored train holding the artillery, Galliard joins the fight and shields her and Falco from machine gun fire before charging forward and decimating the enemies defenses.

After clearing their defenses Galliard continues pushing forward, killing several soldiers inside the trenches and using his powerful jaw to break the railways. After the Armored Titan is deployed inside the fortress, Galliard destroys several anti-Titan artillery platforms to protect him before retiring and leaving the remaining soldiers to the Armored Titan and the Beast Titan.[3]

After the battle, Galliard watches over Reiner as he recovers from his injuries following the battle of Fort Slava. When Reiner awakens, he thanks Galliard for saving him in Fort Slava, but Galliard coldly tells him that he only wanted to keep Marley from losing the Armored Titan. Galliard then explains that he did not inherit his brother's memories but he did inherit Ymir's memories and harshly berates Reiner for needing to be saved by his comrades so often, including Marcel whose death Galliard holds Reiner accountable for. Reiner eventually leaves after Pieck joins them, and Galliard stays behind with Pieck.

Galliard later joins the rest of the Marleyan military on the train returning to their homeland, seated among the other Warriors. When the train arrives at Liberio Galliard is forced to help Warrior candidate Colt Grice, hungover from a party he threw in Gabi's honor, off the train. Galliard chastises Pieck for agreeing to let Colt drink, but soon turns his attention to Gabi and congratulates her for her accomplishments at Slava. The Eldian soldiers return to the Liberio Internment Zone, where Galliard reunites with his parents.

The next day Galliard attends a private meeting with the other Warriors to discuss returning to Paradis Island to retake the Founding Titan. Once the two arrive, Zeke informs them of his plan to stabilize Marley's steadily waning power by recommencing the Paradis Island Operation to reclaim the Founding Titan. Galliard is unhappy at the news that the noble Tybur family will be acting as the Warriors' spokespersons during the affair, but is convinced by Reiner and Zeke to agree to the plan.[2]

Galliard attends a military meeting figuring out the logistics of an invasion of Paradis Island. On his way he meets up with Pieck, who is trying to walk on all fours to emulate her Cart Titan. After the meeting ends, he joins his Warrior colleagues outside on a balcony, and sarcastically compliments the senior officers' intellect.

On the day of Willy Tybur's festival in Liberio, Galliard attends the event with Reiner, Pieck, and the Warrior candidates. Later that night he and the other Warriors gather to attend Willy's play.[4]

After taking their seat, a Marley soldier informs the Warriors that Magath wants to speak with them. After sending Zeke off, the soldier leads Galliard and Pieck to an empty room. Confused, Galliard asks where Magath is, only for the soldier to cut a nearby rope, opening a trap door underneath the two.

Galliard and Pieck fall onto a bed of straw, fracturing their bones in the process. Pieck identifies the hole as an old-fashioned Warrior confinement area, and they note the lack of space to transform. Galliard wonders about the soldier's plan and Pieck answers that she is not sure, but recognizes the soldier from somewhere.[5]

The captive Warriors begin to feel tremors inside the confinement trap. This allows Pieck to deduce that Titans are battling outside, giving reason to why they were captured. As Galliard begins questioning how to escape, the Panzer Unit comes to their rescue. Pieck explains that she had taken security measures because of the suspicious feeling she had gotten from their supposed escort. The unit then sends down a rope, which the Warriors use to climb up and out of the pitfall. The rescuers inform them about the Attack Titan's sudden appearance, and how the War Hammer Titan is currently engaging it in battle. Whilst Pieck briefs her troops, Galliard prepares to go and join the fray, though she asks him to stop and observe the situation for a while. Galliard is then shocked to see a group of soldiers dart over them using anti-personnel vertical maneuvering equipment, having never seen it used before.

After transforming into his Jaw Titan, Galliard ambushes Eren Jaeger's Attack Titan from behind and leaps onto its nape. Galliard tries to bite into the Titan's nape, but his jaw is sliced open before he can. The Attack Titan then smashes Galliard on a building behind them, and as he sees the soldier maneuvering around, he realizes that it is an Ackerman.[6]

Abilities

As an Eldian Warrior, Galliard has undergone advanced military training in order to prepare him to use the Titan power. He was in very good shape and his overall abilities were strong enough to make him an Eldian Warrior.

Power of the Titans

Galliard has the ability to transform into a 5 meter Titan known as the Jaw Titan (顎の巨人 Agito no Kyojin?).

  • Jaw: Galliard's most prominent feature and the one that gives him his Titan's namesake, Galliard's mouth was specifically made to bite very durable materials. He has two sets of teeth: the first one is an exterior set of hardened teeth instead of lips. The second set is located inside the mouth, and it is a series of pointy teeth with hollow spaces between each individual tooth. This formidable weapon was efficient enough to bite railways off the ground with little effort and without harming his own mouth.[3]
  • Speed: Galliard has shown an outstanding level of speed and agility, even for a Titan. He could cover great distances while jumping, both when he was on the offensive or escaping from incoming attacks. His speed made his surprise attacks difficult to predict, seen when he eliminated soldiers who were attacking Reiner before they could notice him.[3]
  • Regeneration: Just like all others with the power of the Titans, Galliard has the ability to regenerate any injuries he may suffer. During the battle of Fort Slava, Galliard was shot several times in his Titan form. However, by the time Reiner arrived on the battlefield, the bullet injuries in his face and shoulder appeared healed.[3]

People Killed

Trivia

  • Porco is a Portuguese and Italian word that translates to "pig" or "filthy."
    • Furthermore, the Japanese spelling of his nickname (Pokko) translates as "small" in Sicilian accent.
  • Sketches of Galliard included in the Attack on Titan: Final Manga Exhibition revealed that a working name for him was Horst Galliard (ホルスト・ガリアード Horusuto Gariādo?).

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