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Quote1.png So Sawney's not very good at expressing himself. He just keeps trying to chomp my head off. Quote2.png
— Hange Zoë describes Sawney's personality[1]

Sawney (ソニー Sonī?) was the name given by Hange Zoë to a 4m Titan which was captured during the reconquest of Trost District.[1]


Pure Titan

Sawney was a small Titan that stood 4 meters high and had short messy blond hair and light blue eyes. It had light peachy-colored skin like the other normal Titans and often wore a dazed expression.


Sawney displayed typical traits for a Titan of its class. It exhibited little intelligence, appeared to feel no pain when attacked, and ignored a spear driven into its heart because it had a chance to eat Hange Zoë. It lost activity after an hour of sunlight deprivation and Hange described its personality as "introverted."[1]


Eve of the Counterattack arc

Hange introduces their new research specimens

Sawney presumably first appears when the gate of Trost District is broken by the Colossal Titan and numerous Titans invade the walls. However, once the breach is plugged by Eren Jaeger, human forces are able to retake the district. Most of the Titans who had entered are killed, but two are taken alive; Hange Zoë nicknames them "Sawney" and "Beane." A number of experiments are performed on them, testing their response to attempts at communication, injury, and sunlight deprivation. Hange has further tests planned; however, during the night, both Sawney and Beane are killed by an unknown assailant.[1] Officers conduct an investigation, checking soldiers' ODM gear for recent use.[2] Armin Arlelt later comes to the conclusion that it was the doing of Annie Leonhart, since she had given Marco Bodt's ODM gear to be inspected instead of her own. Armin's discovery leads to the unmasking of Annie as the Female Titan.[3]

People killed

Failed attempts


  • Hange's nicknames for the two Titans, Sawney and Beane, are direct references to the infamous cannibal of the same name, Sawney Bean.[1]
  • The names that Hange gave to the two Titans that the Scout Regiment captured before Sawney and Beane, which were Chikatilo and Albert, perhaps refer to the Soviet serial killer Andrei Chikatilo and the American serial killer and cannibal Albert Fish.
  • Sawney shares the same Japanese voice actor with Franz Kefka.