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"That day, the human race remembered the terror of being dominated by them, and the shame of being held captive in a birdcage..." — Over 100 years ago, a natural predator of humanity appeared: the Titans, giant humanoid but mindless monsters whose sole purpose of existence seemed to be to devour humans. There was an insurmountable gap in power between them and mankind, and as a result, humanity was rapidly exterminated to the brink of extinction. The survivors responded by constructing three concentric walls: Wall Maria, Wall Rose and Wall Sheena, which graced them with a century of peace. However, one day a Colossus Titan far larger than any other seen before breached the outer wall, allowing the smaller Titans to invade the human territory and forcing the survivors to retreat to the inner walls. Eren Yeager, a boy whose mother was eaten during the invasion, vowed to wipe every last Titan off the face of the Earth, and joined the military determined to exact his revenge.
Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミスEruvin Sumisu?), often formally referred to as Commander Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミス団長Eruvin Sumisu Danchō?), is the 13th commander of the Survey Corps.
Discerning, intelligent, and widely respected, Erwin is an able commander. While he cares deeply for his men, he does not hesitate to sacrifice them for the good and prosperity of mankind, and his men have proven more than willing to stake their lives at his order. Erwin developed the Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation.
The ocean (海Umi?) is a giant body of water that separates the island of Paradis from the mainland continent controlled by Marley.
The ocean covers around seventy percent of the planet's surface. Unlike the freshwater lakes of Paradis, the ocean is made up of saltwater. It contains such great quantities of salt that no merchant could ever deplete all of it in a lifetime. There are also many species of fish and other aquatic lifeforms living in the ocean that cannot be found within the Walls.
With the Female Titan restrained, Erwin Smith and Levi try to figure out its identity with no success as it is able to harden its skin to prevent them from cutting out the human inside. Jean, Armin and the rest of Levi's squad realize it was Erwin's plan to use Eren as bait to draw out the mole within the Scout Regiment who joined them after the Walls fell and only told his real plan to those who were part of the Legion before the fall. Meanwhile, the others wonder about what is happening inside the forest until the Female Titan gives a loud scream that draws all Titans in the vicinity to her. Despite the Scout Regiment's attempt to stop them, the Titans ignore the humans and eat the Female Titan's body in a frenzy, which makes Erwin call off the expedition. However, knowing that there is no confirmation that the mole has also been eaten by the Titans, Erwin orders Levi to resupply while the mole, disguised as a cloaked Scout Regiment member, attacks Levi's Squad, killing Gunther Schultz.
At the military meeting, officers of the Military Police Brigade mention the inevitable social chaos that will erupt if the truths of the basement become known, though Pixis believes spreading the truth is a necessity. Historia sides with Pixis, and the meeting concludes. Later, Hange and Levi speak with Roy and Peaure of the Berg Newspapers about the mixed public response to the new information. While Roy is proud of the Survey Corps' accomplishments, he is afraid of the implications the basement's information brings.
Later, Hitch meets with the 104th recruits in the Survey Corps and learns of Marlowe's death from Floch. He argues with the others about the decision to save Armin over Erwin, and the situation grows tense. Armin sides with Floch, but Eren insists that no one can know what would have been better and reminds Armin of the freedom they seek beyond Wall Maria. Shortly afterward, Historia hosts a ceremony for the survivors of the battle of Shiganshina District, and Eren sees a memory of his father in the Reiss Chapel when he touches Historia's hand.
That winter, the Titan guillotine was used to eliminate all the Titans in Wall Maria, confirmed in the last weeks of the season. By springtime, transport beyond Trost District was made possible through elevators along the Wall. Finally, one year after the battle of Trost District, Shiganshina was repopulated and the Survey Corps set out beyond Wall Maria for the first time in six years. Following the trail of a Titan dragging itself on the ground, they reach the borderline of Paradis and come to the ocean. As the others play in the water, Eren contemplates the freedom they will achieve when they kill their enemies across the sea.