This article is about an early king of the Walls who inherited the Founding Titan from a previous monarch. For other subjects by the name of the Founding Titan, see Founding Titan (Disambiguation). For more pages referred to by this name, see King Reiss (Disambiguation).

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◄ Preceded by Rod and Uri's father
Followed by ►
Unknown, eventually Karl Fritz Uri Reiss
Founding Titans
◄ Preceded by Rod and Uri's father
Followed by ►
Unknown, eventually Karl Fritz Uri Reiss
Quote1 Both my brother and I wanted him to free humanity from the Titans...we asked him time and time again. But he did not grant our wish. Nor did he ever reveal why. Quote2
— Rod Reiss recalls his father's vow of silence[3]

Rod and Uri's father (ロッドとウーリの父 Roddo to Ūri no Chichi?)[4] was the father of Rod and Uri Reiss, and the paternal grandfather of Urklyn, Frieda, Dirk, Abel, Florian, and Historia Reiss. He was also one of the previous Reiss family members who possessed the Founding Titan and one of the true kings of the Walls.


Rod and Uri's father was a middle-aged man with neck-length light hair that curled at the ends and a receding hairline, which his sons would later inherit.[5] He had a mustache as well as a short beard that went up and merged with his hairline. While being affected by the First King's will, he had dark, vacant eyes.


Succession Ceremony

Uri and Rod deciding who will hold the Founding Titan next

He inherited the Founding Titan and the position of king during the Reiss family succession ritual from an unknown Reiss. While he was the wielder of the Founding Titan, he refused to rid the world of Titans, as he inherited the will of the First King who saw a rule by them as true peace. His sons Rod and Uri Reiss pleaded with him on multiple occasions.[6] It was so much so, that Rod was locked behind bars because of his repeated attempts to convince him.[7]

Eventually, it came time to pass on his powers and position to one of his sons. Like former wielders of the Founding Titan, he was chained to the ground so that the next inheritor could eat him after transforming into a Titan and regain human form.[6] Uri volunteered, asking Rod to pray. After the procedure, Rod realized Uri had inherited the same ideology the moment he looked into his eyes, realizing at the same time that Uri had become God.[8]


Power of the Titans

Though his Titan form is never shown, he possessed the same regular abilities as Titans and other inheritors of the power of the Titans.

  • Founding Titan: Because of his royal blood, Rod and Uri's father had the full abilities of the Founding Titan and could manipulate the memories of Subjects of Ymir. Rod calls this the "invincible power."
  • Regeneration: Like all Titans, he possessed healing abilities, being able to regenerate injuries that would be fatal to humans in minutes.
  • Enhanced Strength: All users of the power have enhanced strength compared to not just humans, but Titans as well.

People killed


  1. Attack on Titan ANSWERS (p. 113) — Uri Reiss and Frieda Reiss are named the "Founding Titan" due to their full potential to use the power of the Founding Titan. Since Rod and Uri's father would also have possessed this ability, the title of "Founding Titan" applies to him as well.
  2. Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 141)
  3. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 66 (p. 10)
  4. Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 89)
  5. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 68 (p. 3)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 66 (p. 9)
  7. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 68 (p. 38 - 39)
  8. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 66 (p. 11)
  9. In order to use the power of the Titans, the new Titan must consume someone who holds the power.


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