Reiner about to transform in Attack on Titan
The Season 1 poster of Attack on Titan of Eren faces down a gigantic creature peering over a wall
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How Attack On Titan Became A Different Show In The Final Season
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This story contains spoilers for
"Attack on Titan."
Many TV shows will often undergo some changes as they progress — for instance, new characters are introduced; however, what’s rarer is a series completely uprooting its entire premise, like “Attack on Titan” does. After Season 3’s bombshell twist ending, this world has grown larger with more complex conflicts, as “Attack on Titan” heads into its final season.
Mysteries Unraveled
“Attack on Titan” began as a post-apocalyptic story, where the viewer is told that gigantic creatures resembling naked humans have devoured humanity to near extinction. The survivors live in a three ring-shaped walled city until Titans destroy the outer Wall Maria, prompting the story’s lead, Eren Yeager, and his friends to enlist in the military.
As the story progresses, Eren uncovers many secrets about the world, including his ability to transform into a Titan and the walls protecting humanity hide rows of Colossal monsters. More shocking, Eren discovers that humanity isn’t extinct beyond the walls as he learns the truth about the Titans, Paradis, and the race known as the Eldians.
A New Setting
While resolving mysteries typically leads to closure, these answers only raise many more questions about the world of “Attack on Titan.” The viewers see how technologically advanced and culturally diverse the rest of the world is when compared to Paradis. Season 4 takes place in the rival nation, Marley, and most of the main cast is nowhere to be seen.
One character who reappears is Reiner Braun, the Armored Titan, who posed as a friend to Eren while infiltrating Paradis, and the audience learns about Marley’s “warrior program” that uses Eldian children for their conflict. Eren and the other Paradisians launch a surprise attack on Marley, mirroring the destruction of Wall Maria and reflecting this cycle of violence.