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The Survival Expedition arc is the seventh and final story arc of the Attack on Titan prequel series, Before the Fall.


The preparations have been made and the fateful day of the Survey Corps expedition has finally arrived. The soldiers are ready to bravely ride out beyond the Walls for the first time in years. With the future of the Survey Corps in the hands of mostly untested new recruits, will they be able to step up to the challenge and lead the Survey Corps to see another day?


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57 Before the Expedition
 (遠征の前 Ensei no Mae?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 57 CoverThe final preparations are being made for the expedition outside the Walls. As Rosa and the other recruits celebrate in anticipation of the expedition, Kuklo and Jorge discover an unforeseen issue. With both Xavi and Gloria looking for an official starting day, is the expedition (and the future of the Survey Corps) already doomed?

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58 Moment of Departure
 (出立の刻 Shuttatsu no Toki?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 58 CoverIt is the day before the expedition outside the Wall and the residents of Shiganshina hear about the plan of the Survey Corps to travel outside the Walls. With the memory of the destruction and carnage caused fifteen years ago still fresh for some, many are unsure if the expedition will ultimately be worth the effort.

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59 Quagmire Underfoot
 (霖雨の大地 Rin'u no Daichi?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 59 CoverAs the Survey Corps begin the expedition, Jorge reveals that this expedition has two ultimate goals: to test the vertical maneuvering equipment against Titans and to produce maps of the area so the Survey Corps can one day track where the Titans ultimately come from. As the rear teams recuperate, Kuklo and Rosa notice a signal flare from up ahead signaling the presence of Titans; however, the rain begins to fall once again as soon as the flare is sent, causing the smoke to disappear.

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60 Tragedy in the Rain
 (雨中の惨劇 Uchū no Sangeki?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 60 CoverThirty minutes prior to the red flare being sent off, Carlo Pikale and teams one through eight approach the farthest mapped point outside the Walls. When the rainfall begins once more and threatens the expedition, an unlikely person forces them to continue on. Meanwhile, teams nine and ten come upon a discovery that forces Rosa Carlstead to make her first major decision as Team Leader.

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61 Fell Blade in the Royal Capital
 (王都の兇刃 Ōto no Kyōjin?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 61 CoverXavi prepares himself to fight a Titan for the first time as teams nine and ten arrive at the oasis. While Kuklo and Cardina discuss with team leaders Barna and Carlstead their next move, a shocking development occurs at the capital regarding Gloria and her uncle Bauduin, the Vice Commander of the Military Police.

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62 The Cost of Victory
 (勝利の代償 Shōri no Daishō?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 62 CoverTeams nine and ten experience their first test of the vertical maneuvering equipment and they prove its effectiveness by killing two Titans. However, Xavi was not present to validate the effectiveness of the equipment and an attack from one of the Titans ends up gravely injuring Felix. Knowing the equipment is capable, Rosa and Simon organize their teams to prepare for another attack.

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63 The Deadly Greenwood
 (緑林の死地 Ryokurin no Shichi?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 63 CoverCarlo is told the fates of teams seven and eight, but is glad to hear the vertical maneuvering equipment was successful in killing a few Titans. When another red signal flare is sent, Carlo orders all surviving soldiers to mobilize, and they end up battling a five meter Titan. Meanwhile, Kuklo goes off to find Xavi and is nearly killed by him in an ambush. The two foes prepare for a final fight that will settle their long running feud.

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64 Glimmer in the Umbral Dark
 (晦冥の眩耀 Kaimei no Genyō?)
Before the Fall - Chapter 64 CoverXavi and Kuklo trade blows and Xavi reveals the root of his hatred of the Titan's Son; he also mentions a secret about Sharle that stuns Kuklo. Their duel is interrupted by the arrival of Ogre and Kuklo must now fight for his life against the Titan that killed his parents. At the camp, Rosa and team ten combat a five meter Titan and are overcome with horror when Ogre appears near their camp as well.

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x9 To a New Age
 (新たなる時代へ Aratanaru jidai e?)
Before the Fall - Extra Chapter 9 CoverBoth Kuklo and the Survey Corps find themselves simultaneously fighting for their lives against the threat of Ogre and the Titans. With unexpected help coming from Xavi, Kuklo succeeds in killing Ogre.


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