Fans of Attack on Titan are still reeling after the events of the most recent episode of Season 4! The fourth and last season of the show returned for Part 2 (Attack on Titan Season 4) earlier this Winter, and the previous few episodes have been building up to the ultimate climax as Eren Yeager teased his true objective. Since the series’ comeback, fans have been waiting for the explosive conclusion, to begin with, each new episode. The latest episode officially kicked things off in full with a massive game-changer.
Studio MAPPA, the gaint studio behind several tremendously successful anime series, like Jujutsu Kaisen and the forthcoming Chainsaw Man, is animating this season. Yuiichirou Hayashi is the show’s director this season, and Jun Shishido is the show’s prominent director. The duo was also in charge of Part 1 of the final season and a slew of other critically regarded shows like Kakegurui and Hajime no Ippo.
The episode picked off right where it left off the previous week. We got a little more insight into Grisha’s bloody battle with the Reiss clan. He savagely beat Freida before murdering everyone in the family except Rod Reiss. We watched his anguish as he saw whatever peek of the future Eren had shown him, and then his reunion with Zeke as he implored him to stop Eren.
“Did you drive Father into attacking the King of the walls and the world?” Zeke wonders as they’re flung back into the passageways before Zeke notices Eren swallowing Grisha.
We learned that Zeke seemed to have completely lost control of the issue, further explored in this episode. We receive a clever reference to the title of the show’s very first episode, “To You, in 2000 Years.” We’ve arrived at “From You, 2000 Years Ago,” and while the previous episode told the narrative of Erin’s origins, this one tells the story of Ymir, the Titans’ founder, and originator. The tale isn’t as simple as we were all led to believe.
Fans have previously claimed that the Attack Titan’s abilities merely permitted him to glimpse into the future, not to change it. However, Zeke believes Eren can affect and change history in this case.
Then Eren says something I guessed last week: he could only influence Grisha because Zeke brought him into their father’s memories. The ability to achieve what he just did was due to the Founding Titan’s power being unlocked.
Eren also says that he first saw his destiny four years ago when he kissed Historia’s palm, as we predicted.
Zeke orders Ymir to prevent the Indians from reproducing ever again. It’s worth noting that this isn’t a “command-and-done” scenario. Ymir must work with the sands at the Tree of Light to carry out the command. Eren can break away via pure willpower. There’s a close-up view of him severing part of his hand to accomplish it, and I’m curious if that will play a role later. If anything may be built from his hand or the blood he spilled in this Path.
Attack on Titan Season 4: Ymir’s heart Wrenching Past
We ultimately find out the truth about Ymir’s harrowing past. And if you thought the first Ymir we met had a tumultuous history, wait until you hear about the original Ymir’s.
Frieda told Historia that Ymir was “always thinking about other people since she’s so kind” as a toddler.
Ymir lived in a pleasant, tranquil community until they were all violently conquered by many raiders commanded by the original Fritz. We have no idea where these folks came from; all we know is that they were violent and brutal.
We watch a wedding that is rather distressing when you think about it. One of the tribe’s chiefs (presumably Fritz) is marrying a member of Ymir’s tribe against her will.
But it appears that Ymir’s fate is to be mistreated by everyone. When a pig got loose, the entire community blamed Ymir, ensuring that she was punished instead of anyone else. They accused her and allowed her to be put to death to save themselves. Her violent death sentence is “free” by the king.
In the next scene, Ymir collapses and spills blood on a flower while being pursued. Her staring at it is eerily similar to Zeke’s last moment when he glanced at the same type of flower shortly before Ymir appeared to him. She tries to hide inside a massive tree while escaping. All those cryptic words about Ymir touching the giants’ “source” turned out to be Ymir falling into this underground pond and being taken over by a floating parasite spine.
Ymir getting the titan power
As a result, the original Titan power is a parasitic alien species that fuses with the spine of a human. It’s unclear whether this initial creature has a conscious mind of its own, as we’re given no indication of this in the rest of Ymir’s tale.
The original King Fritz informs Ymir that they “built highways, cultivated the wilds, and crossed mountains” with her abilities. Eldia, my tribe, has gotten pretty massive. I’ll give you my seed as a reward.”
The King used Ymir’s titan power not only for architectural and agricultural development but also to invade other countries.
The original Eldians were a tribe that was part of this wicked leader’s reign, not humans who could carry Titan blood at all. So, yes, the first Eldians were “devils,” but not in the way that Marley perceives them. They planned to “annihilate the wicked inhabitants of Marley” with the help of titan power.
Ymir gave birth to three daughters: Maria, Rose, and Sina. Ymir was the king’s “slave” who bore him children, although he was never his wife. When someone tried to kill her, she eventually offered her life and died, 13 years after she initially gained the Titan’s strength. King Fritz lets her own daughters consume her corpse to keep her Titan power. It appears to have worked. In the Titan afterlife, Ymir can be seen looking at the Light Tree and seeing three branches coming out of it at first.
Fritz orders them to have children and reproduce on his deathbed because “Ymir’s blood must be passed on.” “If my daughters die, feed their spines to my grandchildren,” he orders.
Eren persuade Ymir to hand over the Founding Titan Power
Eren’s strategy is perplexing. Ymir attempts to build Titans using small buckets of sand but is locked in a continuous cycle of failure. “I’ll end it!” Eren shouts when he learns of this and Fritz’s plan to rule the earth with Titans for all eternity.
“I’ll put an end to this world!” he says as he hugs Ymir. “Give me your strength!”
Eren convinces her, “You’re not a slave.” “You’re not a god!” exclaims the voice. You’re just a person! You are not required to bow to anyone! It’s entirely up to you! It’s entirely up to you. You get to make a choice! Do you want to stay here indefinitely, or do you want me to end this?! Is it true that you were the one who led me here? You’ve been anticipating this moment for a long time. For the past 2,000 years. “For someone.”
Attack on Titan Season 4: Eren’s Shocking Plan
Ymir gives her power to Eren, and we watch him transform into the actual world using that same Titan spine that first grabbed onto Eren. I’m guessing he now wields the entire might of the Founder Titan.
The Rumbling is enacted by Eren, and it appears that Commander Magath and Floch perished as the walls collapsed.
Eren rapidly evolves into an entirely different person form than he was previously. He is enormous and has an infinite line of the vertebra.
Armin frantically clings to the illusion that Eren is solely after Marley’s head, but he soon discovers that he conducted the Rumbling with more walls than was necessary. He intends to destroy the entire world.
Eren exercises his Founding Titan abilities to summon all of Ymir’s Subjects to the Path with him so he may inform them of his plans. Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Connie, Reiner, Gabi, Pieck, Falco (not in Titan form), the Commandant, the businessman who assisted them in overthrowing the government, Floch (who is still alive), Historia, and a slew of other characters are all present.
So Eren intends to commit genocide, wiping off the entire world and leaving only Paradis. His approach isn’t much better than Zeke’s, and it will actually cause greater agony. In this circumstance, neither plan is the best option. This show has also demonstrated that cruelty appears to be the driving force behind the world we live in.
It’s a fantastic episode!