The excitement of Attack on Titan has been shouldered by various characters — most notably the Titan Shifters.
The wheels of the world turned once the original Titan Shifter was born and stumbled across an otherworldly power.
This power was later divided into 9 Titans who differ in appearance and abilities. Here we rank those individuals who stood out in their resourceful utilization of their Titan power:
Note: Spoiler Alert notice for anime-only fans updated till the end of season 3.
Bertholdt Hoover is the previous inheritor of the Colossus Titan. He displayed excellent combat skills and instincts — temporarily overpowering even Mikasa. He was also a skilled marksman.
Bertholdt’s utilization of the Colossus Titan may not have been the best, but it was certainly an intimidating one. He was able to cause mass destruction of his surroundings and make Eren’s Titan look meek in front of him.
Bertholdt used the heat emission of the Titan as his primary weapon against the Corps and was able to cause an explosive transformation equivalent to a small nuclear device upon will.
Porco Galliard is the previous inheritor of the Jaw Titan. He had emerged as a formidable Eldian Warrior who showed exceptional speed as the Jaw Titan, notably more than his predecessor Ymir.
Porco comes off as an effective soldier who never gives up — being defeated by Eren twice and the Ackermans. His signature speed is met with sharp and brutal offensive tactics via biting.
He can take down Fort Slava with ease due to his jaw’s strength and speed. Porco displays good intellect in his ability to make useful observations in battle — unfortunately, it wasn’t enough.
Annie Leonhart is the only known inheritor of the Female Titan. Her tenure is still a memorable one — especially when she hand-to-hand in combat against Eren in Titan form.
Annie displays high intelligence, where she outmaneuvers Erwin Smith’s plan to capture her using a clever distraction tactic. Her massacre of Levi’s Special Operations Squad symbolizes her remarkable skills.
Similarly, her strength and shrewd judgement is demonstrated in her move to crystallize and isolate herself as well as [SPOILER ALERT] taking Hitch hostage to keep her return under the wraps.
Reiner Braun is the current inheritor of the Armoured Titan. Reiner is shown to be an extremely good hand-to-hand combat fighter who trains Eren.
His hardened military training resulted in good insight and excellent tactical sense in battle. He was able to defeat Eren due to his sheer strength and will.
Reiner’s regeneration abilities are accentuated and manipulated by his strong will [which has taken a hit in the recent chapters] — and this helps him hide his true identity. Reiner has demonstrated a very resourceful ability to transfer his consciousness to survive.
Armin Arlert is the current inheritor of the Colossus Titan. Although the manga hasn’t shown us much of Armin in action, it is revealed that his Titan was responsible for destroying multiple naval ships with ease.
[SPOILER ALERT] During the Raid on Liberio, Armin unleashes an explosive transformation that devastates the Marleyan navy. Armin possesses a very high intelligence, which he uses to make calculated decisions and acts as a tactician for the team.
Armin recognizes the Titan’s weakness to be its attrition; therefore, he uses the Titan strategically.
Zeke Yeager is the current inheritor of the Beast Titan. He seems to be the best inheritor of the Beast Titan as he can bring forth the potential of the Titan with his military training and outstanding intelligence.
He is shown to be better than Reiner in hand-to-hand combat – enough to defeat him without any visible injuries.
His royal blood allows him to transform and command Titans of his own. [Spoiler alert] He is shown to have effectively manipulated both sides of the war to further his goals. His stats rank high in offense and intelligence.
NOTE: Entry 4 is entirely a spoiler, proceed with caution or skip to Entry 3.
4Willy Tybur’s Sister
Willy Tybur’s sister was the previous inheritor of the War Hammer Titan. In a brief period of time, she was able to establish herself as one of the top Titan shifters in the story.
She demonstrated excellent fighting skills both in offense and defense and can overwhelm Eren’s Attack Titan without much difficulty.
Just like Annie, Willy Tybur’s sister possesses astute and quick judgment in battle. Her Titan abilities to create hardened structures and weaponizing them makes her an adamant opponent.
Karl Fritz was a previous inheritor of the Founding Titan from over a hundred years ago. He used the power of the Founding Titan to command a large number of titans to create a settlement that is currently known as Paradis Island to save certain Eldians.
He is the only known Fritz family member to exercise the power of the Founding Titan uninhibitedly.
He also used his power to manipulate and erase the memories of the Eldians in Paradis Island. This power has remained strong through generations due to the intensity of his will that restrains his descendants.
NOTE: Both Entry No. 1 and 2 contain major spoilers from the manga. On the other hand, they are REALLY COOL!
I say risk it. (Don’t trust me!)
Ymir Fritz is the original Titan shifter who remained a slave for over 2000 years. She possessed the power of the Titans, which includes all nine of the current titans.
With the power of the original Titan, Ymir followed the orders of the Eldian King Fritz in creating an empire for him and brutally destroying his enemies.
Her power allowed her to cultivate lands, build bridges and amass wealth for the Eldian Empire. She is even able to mold the body of Titans out of the otherworldly sand.
Eren Yeager is the strongest titan and titan shifter in the Attack on Titan universe. He currently holds the powers of Attack Titan, War-Hammer Titan, Founding Titan, and Ymir’s powers – which practically makes him a god in AOT.
He demonstrates excellent combat skills and mastermind-level manipulation that allows him to outmaneuver even the best such as Zeke.
Eren displays a strong sense of will that carries him forward and helps him reach so far in his goals. His quick and clever judgment, outstanding perseverance, gruesome fighting skills make him the best known Titan shifter in history.
In his ability to convince Ymir to lend him her powers, he transforms into a new and mysterious Titan form — the powers of which are dreadfully unknown.Originally Written By Epic Dope