Why Is Ymir’s Jaw Titan Different in Attack on Titan?

Why is Ymir's Jaw Titan Different in Attack on Titan?

If you’re a fan of Attack on Titan, you know that the Titans themselves are among the most intriguing characters of the whole franchise. They come in different shapes and sizes, and while the owner of a single Shifter Titan can change, the physical appearance of that Titan changes only slightly with each new owner. But, Attack on Titan wouldn’t be what it is if there weren’t some exceptions to this rule. One of them is Ymir’s Jaw Titan, which looks significantly different than the other iterations of the Jaw Titan and we are going to explain why that is.

An official explanation as to why Ymir’s Jaw Titan is different than all the others has not been provided, but it is assumed that it is because Ymir’s Jaw Titan was the original Jaw Titan, i.e., because that was the original form of that specific Titan. All the later versions and iterations of the Jaw Titan were modified in some way, which ultimately changed the appearance in such a drastic manner.

The rest of this article is going to provide you with more details on the original Jaw Titan, its history, and its possessor. You’re going to find out everything you need to know about why the original Jaw Titan is different and how its appearance evolved throughout the manga and the anime. We have gathered all the necessary information for you in one place.

What does the Jaw Titan look like?

Porco Galliard’s Titan, the Jaw Titan, has a piercing stare and extremely light brown eyes surrounded by gaping flesh giving him a ferocious look. The whole is dominated by prominent eyebrow arches. As its name suggests its jaw represents an important part of its physiognomy. She is very developed and is covered with armor that goes up to her lower lip.

He also sports a beard that covers his chin and the rest of his jawline. The opening of its mouth is partially covered by the armor which forms a row of serrated teeth. As for his hair, they are long and the same color as his beard, namely clear.

Porco Galliard’s Jaw Titan
Ymir’s Jaw Titan

When in the possession of Ymir, the Jaw Titan has long, black hair and very sharp teeth. His eyes seem smaller than those of other titans. It measures 6 meters in this form. Fans tend to call him the “Dancing Titan” because he seems very hard to catch and is very skilled at aiming for the necks of other Titans. Her hair in this form is quite voluminous.

In the possession of Marcel Galliard, the Jaw Titan has brown colored hair and beard. Much like Porco’s titanic form, he moves on all 4 limbs, possesses armored fingers and teeth, and has his hair styled upwards.

Marcel Galliard’s Jaw Titan
Falco Grice’s Jaw Titan

As you can see, the appearance of the Jaw Titan has changed over the years, but the only iteration of the Titan that was significantly different than the rest was Ymir’s iteration. Why? Well, while Isayama never provided a proper explanation for that, we think we might have an answer for you. Namely, it is a known fact that the Nine Titans have been altered over the years as their owners changed. This means that the Nine Titans we saw in the present do not look like their original forms in the past.

Ymir’s Jaw Titan seems to be what the Jaw Titan actually looked like, but that has changed over the years due to the various modifications imposed on the Titan himself. We’re no certain that this is the correct answer, but based on our knowledge of the manga, we’re quite certain about it.

The history of the Jaw Titan

The Jaw Titan, as one of the Nine Titans, was born after the death of Ymir Fritz. During the 1,700 years that Eldia ruled the Earth, the Jaw was in the possession of one of eight Eldian clans who were warring with each other. Seventeen centuries later, seven of the Nine Titans passed into the hands of Marley after the Great War of the Titans, including the Jaw Titan.

Decades later, the Jaw Titan was passed on to the warrior Marcel Galliard. He, along with the other carrier warriors, participated in Marley’s territorial expansion war around the year 843. The Jaw Titan was mainly used to neutralize enemy artillery, thanks to its great agility. Two years later, in the year 845, Marley began “Operation Paradis” and sent Marcel, Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, and Annie Leonhart across the ocean to the island of Paradis.

However, sometime before the attack on the Shiganshina District while the group was camping, a Titan appeared and a shocked Reiner was about to be captured, until Marcel pushed him away. Marcel was caught instead of Reiner, and was eaten alive while his comrades escaped. This Titan inherited the Jaw Titan’s power and regained human form from her: an Eldian girl named Ymir, who had been wandering as a Titan for sixty years.

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Ymir, seeking a new life, entered the territory protected by the walls, after the fall of Wall Maria, and survived by stealing what she could. During one of her robberies, she entered a Wall Cult chapel and heard the story of “Krista Lenz” and her plans to enlist in the military. Eager to meet her for personal reasons, in the year 847, Ymir joined the Troop of Recruits of Cycle No. 104.

During training, Ymir, Krista, and Daz form a group to tackle cold weather training. During this, Daz is injured in some way and Krista insists on taking him to the shelter despite Ymir’s insistence to abandon him. However, seeing Krista’s determination, Ymir decides to help her and sends her to the shelter alone while she uses the Jaw Titan to quickly bring Daz to her base.

When Krista questioned her on how she had managed to bring him here on her own so quickly, Ymir agreed to tell her her secret on the condition that when the secret of her titan power was publicly known, she would return to living under Krista’s control. her real name.

Who ate Ymir’s Jaw Titan?

During the two months after the Clash of the Titans Arc, Ymir is sent to Marley. At some point after or during the year 850, the exact date is not known, Porco Galliard is chosen to inherit the power of the Jaw Titan from Ymir.

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