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How did Eren Jäger become a Titan?

February 20, 2022 5 min read

How Eren transforms into a Titan

If you're reading these few lines, it's because like us, you're a real Attack on Titan fan! ⚔️  Plunging us into a distant universe mixing advanced technologies with a more medieval way of life, this manga is a masterpiece of creativity. Both realistic and yet fantastic with the presence of giant creatures that do not exist on earth, this work has conquered the hearts of fans and established itself as a reference.

However, even if it is appreciated by all those who read or watch it in anime, this manga has an element of mystery that raises the questions of many fans. 🕵️‍♂️  The objective of today's article is precisely to address one of the questions you ask us the most: How did Eren become a Titan?

By exploring different aspects of its transformation, we will provide a complete answer to this subject. However, we prefer to warn you: if you are just starting in Attack on Titan, you will discover many spoilers in what follows. If, on the contrary, it doesn't bother you and you want to know more, let's get straight to the heart of the matter, Levi Ackerman style!

Survey Corps Ring

Why did Eren become a Titan?

Why is Eren a Titan?

The answer to this question is very simple: thanks to a serum composed of titanium spinal cord. 💉  During his young age, Eren was injected into him by his doctor father who worked precisely on the issue of the titans. From then on, our young hero had in him the potential to transform one day and take the appearance of a Titan.

How does Eren manage to transform into a Titan?

Although he acquired his transforming power at a young age, Eren cannot transform at will when he sees fit. For this, several factors are required in a very specific way. Let's see together what are the elements that allow the young hero Jäger to unleash his titanic powers.

1 - A specific objective

The first factor involved in Eren's transformation is sufficient external reason for him to take action. 🎯  Indeed, during each of his appearances, the fighter's form of Titan never happened by chance. On the contrary, it corresponded precisely to an event or an action during which Eren had to act. Extreme motivation on his part is therefore required to achieve his goal of metamorphosis.

2 - severe pain

Eren's transformation

The second thing to factor into the equation for his changing into a Titan happens to be a physical injury that he inflicts on himself. During each transformation, Eren had to resort to self-harm to achieve his ends. 🥵  We see him biting his hand violently with each of his attempts, going so far as to bleed himself by inflicting deep marks on himself. Note also that other individuals who have this power of transformation also appeal to this personal injury to trigger their titanic form.

3 - A need to surpass oneself physically

Finally, the last point required for Eren to become a titan is the hopelessness of the situation he finds himself in. 💪  The hero could not become a Titan just to move from point A to point B. On the contrary, he needs to be in a situation of physical helplessness to call upon his superhuman strength by taking the form of a Titan. This factor is also an element that maintains an even greater motivation in Eren to learn to master his powers: he cannot stand being able to act only as a last resort when the situation becomes too dangerous.

What is the name of the Titan of Eren?

 Attack on Titan Teddy Jacket Survey Corps Symbol

1 - The Attack Titan

Generally speaking, the name of Eren's Titan is the Attacking Titan. This one bears this name because of his behavior during his first encounter with the troops of the garrison. 👥  Unlike other creatures that behave aggressively towards humans, the Attack Titan showed no sign of interest in Mikasa, whom he could instead have fought against in the street. On the other hand, he focused all his attacks on the other titans present in County Trost.

Possessing a mid-length haircut, he sports a prominent musculature that perfectly matches his overdeveloped strength. He is also capable of decapitating a Titan with a simple punch. 👣 Measuring 15 meters (49.2 feet) high, it is very quick to act and can easily outrun human troops during a sprint.

With bright little eyes and a gaunt jaw, his titan's appearance differs from Eren's, though they do have a few physical traits in common. Interestingly, like any host, the Survey Corps soldier is able to effect partial body transformation only as needed. He was thus able to protect himself from a cannonball with his hand, for example. 💣

2 - The Original Titan

Titan Assailant

Even though he has only one overall appearance, Eren's titan is referred to in several ways throughout the story. Each of these names refers in fact to a particular form possessing very specific powers as well as a different level of mastery on the part of its host. The Original Titan is the second name attributed to the titan of Eren Jäger.

Unlike the Attack Titan which is unique in its form, the original titans are the first 9 titans created in the history of the manga. 📚  All of them have very specific powers and abilities that place them above other creatures of their kind. They largely dominate them, both physically and technically.

During his adventure, Eren will take possession of this Titan whose most powerful skills allow him to create and control other titans. 😎  His appearance will not be affected and he will keep the physique of the Attack Titan. More than a true transformation, it is essentially a specific form that adds a superhuman dimension to the hero of the series and widens his field of action to achieve his goals.

Premium poster Attack on Titan Levi Ackerman

What are the powers of the Eren Titan?

Original Titan

We just saw why and how Eren transforms into Titan. Additionally, you now know the name and appearance of the Attack Titan that Eren owns. All that remains is for us to discover together what are the capacities allowed by the transformation of Titan.

1 - Unusual power

The first thing that strikes you when you discover the Attack Titan is her sheer strength as well as her extreme speed of movement. 🏃‍♂️  He is now able to leap hundreds of yards, destroy buildings with the wave of his hand, and stab any other titan through the body. Coupled with his mastery of martial arts taught in the military academy, this first power makes the Titan a real war machine.

2 - Self-healing of tissues

One of the most salient facts in the discovery of the Attack Titan happens to be its ability to regenerate damaged limbs. 💊 As if his body were an intelligent, high-performing entity severed from his mind, the Attack Titan never stays injured for too long and recovers quickly after receiving blows. This faculty is also partly transmitted to Eren who saw his tooth grow back following a punch from Levi which caused him to lose his molar on the ground. Enough to make the fights last and allow to consider more medium and long-term strategies.

3 - The Berserker's Rage 

Berserk titan

Finally, even if this power is directly related to the superhuman strength of the Titan, we could not miss his so-called Berserker form. First appearing against the Female Titan, this evolution of the Attack Titan allows her to multiply her power by unleashing all her strength. 😈  Although he is aware and able to hear his surroundings, Eren virtually loses all control of his Titan in this pose. He is then only guided by the rage that he transforms into an additional weapon against his opponent with the sole aim of killing him. 

Become a Titan too!

You now know everything you need to know about Eren and his transformation into the Attack Titan. A real weapon of war in the Attack on Titan, he is both feared and respected by humans who do not know how to apprehend this monster of power capable of the worst as well as the best to save humanity.

Like Eren, discover in your turn the power of the Titans and fully live your passion for this manga which has become a cult. Visit our AOT Store now to benefit from the latest Attack on Titan t-shirts, figuresand jewelry and fall for our collection of the Attacking Titan Goodies!

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