Is the Beast Titan Eren’s Dad?

Is the Beast Titan Eren's Dad?

Attack on Titan is undoubtedly one of the most popular contemporary manga and anime series. Hajime Isayama’s series focused on the fight between the humans and the monstrous Titans has become a true modern classic with a large fandom from all over the world. And while Attack of Titans does raise a large number of interesting questions, we have decided to focus on just one in today’s article, and that is – is the Beast Titan Eren Yeager’s father, Grisha Yeager?

Grisha Yeager, Eren Yeager’s father, never owned and operated the Beast Titan; he was the operator of the Attack Titan and, for a brief time, the Founding Titan. The Beast Titan is operated by Zeke Yeager, Grisha’s other son.

Attack on Titan is a manga series created Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives within cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to retake the world after a Titan brings about the destruction of his home town and the death of his mother. Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. The manga has been adapted into an anime series, live-action films, video games, novels and several manga spin-offs.

Now that we know the basics, we can continue with the list. We’ll order the strongest Titans from weakest to strongest so enjoy!

The Beast Titan

The Beast Titan (Japanese: 獣の巨人, Kemono no Kyojin) is a fictional being from the Attack on Titan series, one of the Nine Titans. He is beast-like in appearance – resembling a Sasquatch – and is larger than most other Titans. He is operated by Zeke Yeager.

When Titans mysteriously appear in Wall Rose, the Beast Titan is among them and is encountered by Miche Zacharius, who immediately notices the strangeness of its properties and believes the Titan is a normal abnormal. When Miche’s horse runs back to him, the Beast Titan grabs it unexpectedly. After noticing Miche, the Beast Titan shoots the horse at him to prevent his escape. After Miche falls on a Titan’s mouth, the Beast Titan orders the other Titans not to eat him so he can question Miche about the omni-directional mobility gear.

However, a Titan disobeys it and the Beast Titan crushes its head to release Miche. The Beast Titan then interrogates Miche, but since he fails to respond out of shock, it suspects that they actually do speak the same language, but Miche is just too scared to answer. After the equipment is stolen, the surrounding Titans can devour Miche. Miche screams in horror and pain as the Beast Titan is amused to see that he can actually speak.

The Beast Titan is later seen walking around Utgard Castle again, where several members of the Scout Regiment are captured by Titans, although Titans are usually inactive at night. Then it climbs up the Wall Rose and observes the titans who surround the tower from a distance. After the scouts kill most of the larger titans, the Beast Titan throws large stones at the tower and kills Lynne and Henning along with their remaining horses. Shortly thereafter, twice as many titans advance on the tower as the Beast Titan roars at them from on top of Wall Rose. Nanaba notices the unusually strategic method used in their attacks, indicating that the Beast Titan controls the actions of the other Titans.

While waiting in the Shiganshina District, the Beast Titan finally meets with the warriors Bertholdt and Reiner. They try to convince him to work with them to free their comrade Annie Leonhart from captivity, but the Beast Titan refuses. A conflict ensues, and Reiner tries to force the hand of the Beast Titan with his Armored Titan, but the Beast Titan brutally overwhelms him. When Bertholdt helps Reiner , the operator of the Beast Titan emerges and tells the two that Annie can wait until they have saved the Coordinate. He then reveals his plan to raid the boy scout regiment in Shiganshina with their help in order to capture Eren and the Coordinate.

When the Boy Scout Regiment arrives in Shiganshina District, as predicted by Zeke, the Beast Titan appears with a small army of pure Titans. It lifts a boulder and throws it against the wall in a perfect arc, plugging the hole in the inner gate and preventing the Boy Scout Regiment from getting its horses through. Zeke then orders the smaller titans under his influence to attack the soldiers north of the wall. Erwin orders Squad Levi to defeat the armored Titan, but he holds back Levi, whom he assigns to defeat the Beast Titan.

After a short delay, Bertholdt transforms into his Colossal Titan. Meanwhile, Zeke begins a new attack on the Boy Scouts, using crushed boulders as projectiles and sending them into the houses and structures north of the wall. This strategy leaves the soldiers north of the wall completely immobile, and Commander Erwin Smith joins them in formulating a do-or-die strategy against the Beast Titan. As a last resort, the scouts rush towards the Beast Titan with signal flares to obstruct its view, while Captain Levi moves towards the Beast Titan and uses the Titans’ blockade as a way to get there. The bombardment of the Beast Titan hits all but one of the attacking soldiers. In Zeke’s diversion, however, Levi successfully ambushes the Beast Titan and completely dismembers it without Zeke having time to plan a defence. Zeke emerges from his destroyed Beast Titan at Levi’s mercy, but is soon rescued by the Cart Titan.

Who is Eren Yaeger?

Eren Yeager is a fictional character from Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan, a former member of the Survey Corps and the main protagonist of the series. He lived with his parents and adoptive sister, Mikasa Ackerman, in Shiganshina District until the fall of Wall Maria.

During the incident, Eren passed out as his mother was eaten by a titan. This event would lead to Eren’s intense hatred of the Titans as he vowed to wipe them all off the ground. Soon after, his father, Grisha Yeager, found him and gave him the key to his basement. He instructed Eren to find him at all costs and recapture Wall Maria. He then injected Eren with a titanium serum. In 847, Eren, Mikasa and his best friend Armin Arlert joined the 104th Training Corps. The three finished fifth with Eren and joined the Survey Corps after the Battle of Trost District.

After Eren found the basement and unlocked his father’s memories, he learned the truth about the Titans, as well as the story of Eldia and Marley. Eren then vowed to rid his house of their real enemy: the rest of humanity that lives across the ocean. Eren currently holds the power of three titans. Eren inherited the attacking and founding titans from his father. After eating Willy’s younger sister during the raid on Liberio, he was also given the Warhammer Titan.

Is Eren’s father the Beast Titan?

Well, now that we know something about the Beast Titan as well as Eren’s family, we can give an answer to our titular question. So, was Grisha Yeager the Beast Titan?

No, he wasn’t. Grisha Yeager was the operator of two Titans, the Attacking Titan (from 832 to 845) and the Founding Titan (briefly during 845), but he was never the operator of the enigmatic Beast Titan. The Beast Titan was and still is operated by Zeke Yeager, Grisha’s other son besides Eren, who has been the ruthless beast’s operator ever since 842. He is considered to be one of the best warriors in the world.

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