Characters: Attack on Titan: Others
Minor characters in the series. Civilians, those unaffiliated with a particular Branch, and the like.Main Character Index
| 104th Trainee Corps
| Survey Corps
| Military Police Brigade
| Before The FallWARNING: Unmarked spoilers abound.
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The mother of Eren and adoptive mother of Mikasa, whose death at the hands of a Titan leads Eren to vow to exterminate every single Titan.
The father of Eren, a doctor who is highly regarded for his work in the past when he helped cure a plague. We was out of town on business when the Colossal Titan broke down the gates of wall Maria. While he vanished afterwards, Eren later remembers that beforehand, he forcefully injected Eren with a strange substance heavily implied to be what gave Eren the power to transform into a titan. It may also be what gave Eren the power of the Coordinate, allowing him to control Titans
- Broken Tears: After hearing of the fall of Wall Maria and while injecting Eren with something heavily implied to be what made him a Titan Shifter.
- Disappeared Dad: He went on a business trip just a few hours before the fall of Wall Maria. He returned briefly to reunite with his son, but then vanished again and hasn't been seen since.
- Good Parent: He's shown to be very protective of Eren, particularly the time where he nearly got killed saving Mikasa, and we get a brief shot of him with Broken Tears after hearing of the Titan conquest of Zhiganshina, pleading for the safety of his family.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: A side effect of the serum he injects Eren with.
- The Medic: A famous and well-respected doctor, responsible for curing a plague that threatened the citizens — among those he saved was Hannes' wife. Though living on the very edge of human territory, his reputation was sufficient for patients living within the Interior to summon him.
- Open Minded Parent: He is not necessarily against Eren joining the Survey Corps, only that he does it with all of his heart and acts on his own belief.
- Parent Ex Machina: The fact that he may have made Eren a Titan Shifter comes out of the blue, although it is justified by the fact that the injection apparently causes amnesia.
- Plot Coupon: The key to the Yeager residence's basement, which later finds its way into Eren's possession. The basement is believed by Eren to hold a important secret that may contribute to humanity's victory against the Titans.
- Put on a Bus: Disappeared to parts unknown after the fall of Wall Maria.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He only appears in two scenes, and hasn't been seen or heard from since shortly after the loss of Wall Maria. No one knows his whereabouts, but it's clear whatever he was doing in the basement was very important. Before vanishing, he gave Eren the basement key and told him that he had to go there. He injected his son with a mysterious serum, presumably the source of his Titan Power and possibly what caused him to gain the Coordinate.
Voiced By: Tsuguo Mogami
The instructor for the 104th Trainee Corps. He is a harsh, but effective commander that seems to have known Eren's father in the past.
- Ambiguously Brown: Likely a result of grilling trainees in the sun over several years.
- Bald of Awesome
- Beard of Evil: A neatly-groomed goatee. He's not evil, but he is a man to be feared.
- Death Glare: The setting his eyes seem to be perpetually stuck in.
- Despair Event Horizon: Crossed it when he was commander of the Survey Corps, after a failed and fruitless expedition resulted only in the deaths of countless soldiers.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty
- Misery Builds Character: The whole point of his Drill Sergeant Nasty routine, breaking down the recruits and pushing them as hard as possible to make them into capable soldiers.
- Pet the Dog: He spares victims of Titan attacks from his Drill Sergeant Nasty routine. It's explained by another officer that the reason for this is because the point of said routine is to break recruits down so that they can be rebuilt into soldiers. As the Titan attacks they survived would've already broken them down, giving them the Drill Sergeant Nasty routine would've been pointless cruelty.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: At least, enough to consider that Eren's problem was faulty equipment, and not him simply being incompetent. His job requires him to be harsh and brutal, but he's also able to recognize the potential in each of the trainees.
- Retired Badass: Implied, as he survived in the Survey Corps long enough to become Commander in the era prior to Erwin's tactics improving survival rates significantly.
- Veteran Instructor: Keith served as a former commander of the Survey Corps. He was the despairing commander Eren saw as a child.
- Use Your Head: Headbutting seems to have been his standard method to punish recruits.
Voiced by: Tomohisa Aso
An influential member of the Church of the Wall, which views the Walls as holy and opposes any form of alteration to them. He is killed by corrupt members of the Military Police who were torturing him for information Hange and Levi suspects to be Eren and Historia's whereabouts. They deduce that he did not talk.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Found tortured and murdered. Hange and Levi both suspect he took not only the Wall Cult's secrets, but the secrets of what the Survey Corps know to his grave. Hange is visibly shaken by his death.
- The Alcoholic: Was one before joining the Church of the Wall.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Appears at the very beginning just as a zealous preacher in the streets. He becomes more prominent later.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Hange notices evidence of him being tortured prior to his death, and suspects the Military Police Brigade were attempting to learn something from him. The severity of his torture leads them to suspect they were trying to get information from him concerning the Survey Corps.
- Corrupt Church: Eren notes that the Church of the Wall makes it difficult to get important reinforcements to the walls. He's also aware of how the wall is filled with Colossal Titans.
- Crisis of Faith: Is deeply shaken by the reality of people suffering due to the Titan attacks. Not enough to make him reveal what he knows but enough to reveal that there is someone else with the authority to reveal the truth.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's a callous Jerkass as a bureaucrat who refuses to divulge vital information to the Survey Corps, may not actually share the beliefs he constantly preaches to people, and vies for Eren's execution despite the fact that his titan powers resulted in the first major victory for humankind in its entire history. Yet he's clearly shaken when he sees the suffering that the people who have to escape the Titans go through, and he even attempts to help a child who's been separated from his family.
- Exact Words: His oaths absolutely forbid him to give up any of the Wall Cult's secrets but saying that someone else knows them and doesn't have any such vows technically isn't included in that.
- Hidden Depths: He's introduced as a callous, ignorant bureaucrat, but we later see that he does deeply care for people besides himself. He even dies protecting the secrets of both his religion and the Scouting Legion.
- High-Altitude Interrogation: Hange does this to him on top of a Wall to get him to explain why there's a Titan inside the Walls. He'd rather die than break his oaths of secrecy... but she lets him go when he tells her about an another source of information that is more free to talk.
- Interrogated for Nothing: When Hange and Levi speculate how much he told his captors before he died, they note that all his fingernails were torn off. Levi suggests that he didn't give up anything or only did at end, since "talkative" people give in after one nail but "non-talkative" people won't say a word after all 10.
- Killed to Uphold the Masquerade/He Knows Too Much: Before he can reveal what he knows, he's found brutally murdered. Hange suspects the Military Police Brigade to have been involved.
- Loophole Abuse: Refuses to tell the army any of the information he knows via his cult, but directs them to a source that can without breaking any vows of secrecy. Alas, that was already too much for the higher-ups to let it pass.
- Not Afraid to Die: He'd rather die than reveal his cult's secrets. He seems to have proven it, as he endured lengthy torture before being murdered.
- Obstructive Bureaucrat: As well as being a corrupt church preacher, Nick also advocated for Eren's execution, stating that his ability to transform into a Titan is evil by nature. His church is also the reason that the walls have barely been changed in over one hundred years since they claim that any modifications are a defilement.
- Pet the Dog: Goes out of his way to help a refugee child, showing he's not completely indifferent to the people's plight.
- Preacher Man
- Sinister Minister: In his first appearance, he advocates for Eren to be executed. It's later revealed that he knew about the Titans in the Wall, and has likely been withholding other secrets.
- Spell My Name with an S: His title has three different translations — Pastor, Priest, and Reverend.
- Tempting Fate: Is in the middle of preaching how the walls will always protect them exactly when the Female Titan crashes through his church.
Voiced By: Daichi Endō (Mr. Ackerman), Yuuka Hirose (Mrs. Ackerman)
Mikasa Ackerman's parents, a loving couple living in a small cottage on the outskirts of Shiganshina. They were murdered by human traffickers seeking to capture Mrs. Ackerman and her daughter.
Generalissimo Darius Zackly
Voiced By: Hideaki Tezuka
The supreme commander of the military, with authority over all three branches. He is the judge at Eren's trial, and holds absolute authority over his fate. He decides to give custody of Eren to the Scouting Legion, and as such does not appear to be involved in the Ancient Conspiracy within the capitol
- The Judge
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He calmly and reasonably weighs the evidence presented to him, and accepts Erwin's proposal. Recent events heavily imply that he is not a part of the corruption and the dangerous enemy faction hiding within the walls.
- The Stoic: He is utterly unfazed by people yelling at each other or Levi beating the crap out of Eren in his courtroom.
A childhood friend of Reiner and Bertolt, who sacrificed his life to save Reiner from a Titan. Ymir is revealed to have been the Titan responsible, though she claims to not remember it. The timing of his death suggests he may have been a fourth Titan Shifter but this is unconfirmed.
Voiced By: Kousuke Takaguchi
A cowardly and selfish nobleman, on good terms with Commander Pixis. He thinks only of himself and his fortune, and serves to illustrate the corrupt nature of the nobility.
- Adipose Rex
- Aristocrats Are Evil: Downplayed example, since he's just a selfish, cowardly prick. There are a few, more minor characters who are high-ranking businessmen whose priorities are on themselves.
- Dirty Coward: He begs Pixis to abandon the people of Trost, and instead defend his estate.
- Fat Bastard:
- The Hedonist: Shown to be eating pastries by the handful, and drinking fine wine while most people are going hungry. He doesn't particularly care about anyone but himself.
- Idle Rich: He doesn't seem to do more than play chess with Pixis, eat food most would never see in their whole lives, and drink plenty of wine.
- I Let You Win: Pixis throws his chess games against him and he's quite perturbed to be informed that this is the case.
- It's All About Me: He tries to get Pixis to have his men guard his own estate instead of, you know, Wall Rose which is protecting the rest of humanity from getting eaten.
- Straw Character: Really only exists to show how selfish and useless the ruling class are.
The parents of Historia, Lord Rod Reiss, a prominent nobleman with connections to the dark secrets of the Capitol, and his beautiful mistress. They abandoned their daughter to be raised by her maternal grandparents on a ranch owned by the Reiss family, and were confronted by a mysterious group in the days following the fall of Wall Maria. They are the true royal family; the current king is a figurehead.
- Abusive Parents: Historia's mother hated her daughter, avoiding her at all costs and reacting violently when Historia attempted to hug her. She only spoke to her daughter twice, and both times expressed how much she wanted her child dead. On the flipside, Historia's father flippantly seems to want both of them dead, but can't stand watching his daughter die.
- Kick the Dog: Lord Reiss gives up his mistress and watches her be murdered without a second thought.
- Pet the Dog: However, he's unable to let them kill his daughter and spares her at the last moment.
- Missing Mom/Disappeared Dad: After Historia tried to hug her, she left the ranch for several years. Historia only met her father when she was 10 years old, when he tried to take his mistress and daughter to safety. However, he ended up abandoning one to die and forced the other to take an alias and go into hiding.
- The Mistress: She is referred to as such at one point, though it remains unconfirmed whether or not Lord Reiss was really married. Prior to having Historia, she was a servant in his mansion and he callously throws her away when confronted by a mysterious group.
- Mysterious Parent: Lord Reiss, the father she only met once when she was 10. He is hinted to be an important figure connected to the Wall Cult.
- Offing the Offspring: She wished she had killed her daughter, while Lord Reiss ultimately spares Historia and forces her to adopt a new identity and go into hiding.
- Slashed Throat: Historia's mother is killed this way.
- That Thing is Not My Child!: Historia's mother hysterically denies her daughter, while trying to save her own life. Considering how much she hated Historia to begin with, it's likely she always felt that way.
- Unnamed Parent: The mother is never given a name.
- Walking Spoiler
President of the Reeves Company, a merchant organization with many customers in Trost. First appeared blocking the exit of Trost with a massive supply of expensive items during the Titan attack, before Mikasa forced him to get out of the way. He recently became an ally of the Survey Corps and Garrison in their planned revolution.
- Bald of Evil: He's a selfish man, willing to risk the lives of others for his merchandise.
- The Bus Came Back: He reappears in chapter 54, after being absent since the invasion of Trost.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Seemingly just a minor one-shot Straw Civilian, until he shows back up some time later. He becomes a vital ally to the Survey Corps and helps them capture Djel Sanes.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Or not.
- A Father to His Men: He appears to truly care about the wellbeing of his employees and the people of Trost who rely on his company.
- Jerkass: He was obstructing the evacuation of hundreds of civilians before Mikasa threatened to kill him.
- La Résistance: His company has allied with the Survey Corps and Garrison against the Military Police and aristocracy.
- Smarter Than You Look: Seems to have this opinion of Levi.
- Straw Civilian: Causes the evacuation of Trost to come to a stand-still, by trying to force his cart piled high with wares through a narrow passage. He criticizes the military openly, when Mikasa points out soldiers are dying to hold back the Titans until the evacuation is complete.
- Underestimating Badassery: He underestimates Mikasa's fighting prowess and caves when she threatens to "remove" him, in his second appearance he jokes that his men have no chance against the survey corp, and Mikasa alone could defeat all of them.
A woman who shares a mysterious connection with Eren. She befriended a young Historia, but used her powers to erase the girl's memory. Even so, Historia based her "Krista Lenz" persona on the woman. Eren experiences a strange vision, looking through the woman's eyes at herself in a mirror
- Girl of My Dreams: A non-romantic example. Our first glimpse of her is when Eren has a vision, seeing her brushing her hair at her dresser.
- Headbutt of Love: Shares one with Historia prior to erasing her memory.
- Jedi Mind Trick: She commands Historia to forget about her, instantly erasing the girl's memory. It's clear she's done this repeatedly, though some echo of the woman remains in Historia's subconscious.
- Living MacGuffin: Like Eren, she possessed the power of the Coordinate. She regularly erased Historia's memories of their time together.
- Mysterious Waif: Oh, so mysterious.
- Mystical Waif: She possesses the same Coordinate ability as Eren, but she can use it on normal humans.
- No Name Given: Her identity and name remain a mystery.
- Only Friend: To a young Historia Reiss.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dark-haired, and obviously a lovely young woman. Eren initially thinks that she resembles Historia.
- Walking Spoiler: Oh, so very much.
The mysterious ruler of humanity, who remains cloistered deep within the Capitol. He is surrounded by his personal guard, the Central Military Police Brigade. His personal favor is the only reason the Survey Corps continues to exist, though since the loss of Wall Maria, members of the Wall Cult have gained great influence over him.
- Beard of Sorrow: Our only glimpse of him is a haggard, melancholy looking man with a beard.
- Cleopatra Nose: Yet another character with a prominent, downturned nose.
- Fake King: The Reiss family is the true royal family. This guy is just a figurehead.
- No Name Given: His name remains unknown.
- Puppet King: Hinted to be one, surrounded by those involved in an Ancient Conspiracy. The Wall Cultists have gained influence over him, helping the Reiss family protect the secrets of the Walls. Confirmed by Sanes, who reveals during his torture that he is merely a puppet for the Reiss family.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: The lone supporter of the Survey Corps, providing them with funding and protection when most of the government wants them shut down. After the disastrous 57th Expedition, he's unable to shield them from the consequences.....but this quickly changes after the Titan Shifters are revealed and kidnap Eren. He orders the Military Police Brigade to the front lines, to support the mission to rescue Eren.