While the common belief among the Attack the giant fan base is Eren YeagerThe transition to the villain at the end of the series was either too forced or unreasonable for the character, which is not necessarily true. Eren is actually portrayed in the series as a victim of tragic circumstances over which he has no control, so his final decisions are almost inevitable.
Eren wasn’t even 10 years old before killing his first while saving Mikasa from kidnappers. Soon after, the Titans attacked, and his mother was eaten by a Titan right in front of Eren’s eyes, who he later learned was his father’s first wife in Marley. This caused Eren to hate the Titans and vow to destroy them. However, his father then injected him with the Titan serum and forced Eren to eat him (even if he would only recover these memories much later). Eren goes on to become one of the most powerful anti-Titans in the Survey Corps until he learns that he is actually a Titan. Furthermore, he also learns that his friends Bertholdt and Reiner are in fact working for Marley and are the Titans that broke through the wall and ultimately led to his mother’s death.
Eren Yeager’s turn as a villain is an inevitable consequence of his circumstances
These terrible circumstances would have gutted even the toughest of people, but Eren was not a person with a strong spirit. In fact, at least in his youth, he tends to rely on others, like Mikasa, to help him through. As he grew up, every part of his life he saw in absolute terms, from his parents to his belief that the war against the Titans was a fight for all of humanity (when in reality it was a vendetta against the Titans). between neighboring countries) has been completely dismantled. Naturally, this turned Eren’s worldview upside down, and he realized that no one – Eldian, Marlian or even himself – had a high moral background.
In this view, everyone is either a predator or a victim, and in such an environment Eren chose the most natural option, to protect his people according to an absolute version of the “strongest” rule. best survive”. However, up to a certain point, Eren still seemed a bit confused with his choice, but by that time no one else could truly understand his particular circumstances. Eren seems to be looking round and round for Mikasa’s advice when he asks her “what does he mean to her”. Many fans believe that if Mikasa had declared her love for Eren at the time, she could have prevented him from becoming the villain, but the lack of clarity in her response only led him further. to his doomsday decision.
Despite the dire consequences of his actions, Eren never felt remorse or guilt, remaining steadfast in his belief that this was the right thing to do and that only he had the means to do it. that. In the end, Eren is just an ordinary person, vulnerable, succumbing to the circumstances he finds himself in and with no one willing to help him identify and analyze alternatives in order to somehow end the situation. end the world’s hatred of the Eldians and allow them to be accepted. member of the world community. As such, while some might argue that Eren’s turn as the villain in Attack the giant the last part was forced or unjustified, in fact it was the only natural consequence of the circumstances Eren find yourself in.