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Quote1 Grisha...I...no matter what I become...don't worry. I'll find you. Quote2
— Dina to Grisha Yeager as she is about to be transformed into a Pure Titan.[3]

Dina Fritz (ダイナ・フリッツ Daina Furittsu?)[4][5][1] was the first wife of Grisha Yeager,[6] a member of the Eldia Restorationists,[7] and, before having her son Zeke, the last descendant of the royal family living in Marley.[8] She was caught for treason against Marley and was turned into the Abnormal Titan that would later eat her husband's second wife, Carla Yeager.

Appearance

Human

Dina was a small woman; petite in her frame and relatively short. Her eyes were large and light in color as was her fair skin. Dina’s blonde hair passes her cheekbones but does not reach her shoulders and is kept parted down the middle. It is a bit longer in the back than it is in the front and has some layers to it.

Dina usually wore a long ankle length skirt with a white button-up blouse,[8] but could be seen wearing a cloak[9] or a black coat over top sometimes. She has also paired this with a scarf over her hair and head. Like all other residents of the internment zone, she was forced to wear a white armband on her left arm with the symbol that indicates she is an Eldian.[10]

When taking a family photo, Dina was seen with her hair in an up-do, keeping her bangs still middle parted but pinned back. For this formal occasional she wears a long dress, light into color, with thick cuffs around the wrists with frills embroidered around the neck and chest area.[11]

Titan

Dina's Titan was very tall and, like most regular Titans, resembled a male human. Its main distinguishing feature was its characteristic smile, in which its lips are fixed wide open, exposing its teeth and gums at all times.

Dina's Titan had a thin, emaciated frame with stocky proportions, in which its ribs were visibly apparent, and it possessed an unusually-long neck. It had medium-length, light hair that only barely reached down to its neck and featured small, deeply sunken dark eyes.

Personality

Not much is known about Dina, however, it can be deduced that she was a very loyal follower of the Eldia Restorationists. She had a generally soft expression, sometimes plagued with worry. Although Dina admitted that the purpose of Zeke's birth was to lead to Eldia Restorationists, she appeared to love her son deeply, and was horrified to learn Zeke was the one who turned them over to the authorities.[3]

Dina seemed to love Grisha Yeager unconditionally, as she appeared to be elated at the time they were married, and even when the Restorationists were banished and turned into Pure Titans, she promised Grisha that she would find him again no matter what happened to her. Her love for him was returned, as Grisha was very distraught and heartbroken to see her become a Titan.

History

Dina gets involved

Dina got involved with the Eldia Restorationists

In the year 824, Dina first appears as a person sent to the Eldia Restorationists by "the Owl," an unknown mole in the Marley government working for them. She introduced herself as a member of the royal family. It is explained that a branch of the royal family refused to flee to Paradis Island with King Fritz at the end of the Great Titan War and Dina was the only remaining member of that group. She and her family remained inside Liberio in hiding while they waited for the day that Eldians would regain power.[12]

Dina brought the revivalists information that was revolutionary. She explained that the Founding Titan was taken with King Fritz to Paradis Island and that it was the key to controlling all of the other Titans and Eldia's restoration. She went on to say that the reason for his retreat was his refusal to fight. This prompted Grisha to declare that they will fight for the return of their power.[13]

Grisha's family photo

Dina and her family

One year later, Grisha and Dina married and had a child who they named Zeke Yeager. They found their turning point when the Marley government began searching for child Warriors age five to seven to take on the powers of the seven Titans they had control over so that they could demolish King Fritz' kingdom before he could wreak havoc on the world with an Eldian reign of terror. The families of these Warriors were offered Marley citizenship.[14]

During a meeting of the Eldia Restorationists, they read a letter from 'The Owl' that claimed the Marley government wished to take King Fritz' land was so that they could harvest fossil fuels in preparation for the time when the control they maintain with their seven Titans was no longer absolute. Grisha then read words left behind by King Fritz' eighty years ago, they claimed that if anyone dared try to attack his land, tens of millions of sleeping Titans inside the Walls would flatten the Earth. This revealed that the Marley government's true goal was to enter the Walls and steal the Founding Titan. Grisha then decided the best course of action would be to put his and Dina's son, Zeke, into the Titan program as a mole for the Eldia Restorationists. However in the year 832, when the boy turned seven, he betrayed his parents to the government. Dina, Grisha, and the rest of the Eldia Restorationists were sent to Heaven and sentenced to become mindless man-eating Titans on Paradis Island for the rest of time; where they would prey on their own kind.[15]

Dina becomes a Titan

Dina became a Titan

After being sent to Heaven with the Eldia Restorationists, Dina was brought next to Grisha and when she saw him she told him not to worry and that no matter what she became, she would still find him. Sergeant Major Gross then injected Dina with the Titan serum, and she was thrown off the Borderline Wall to Heaven, as Grisha, in horror, watched his wife turn into a Titan. Distraught and helpless to watch Dina wonder off after Grice, Gross taunted Grisha by saying that she must have been more attracted to Grice rather than him. After Kruger's true allegiance is revealed he told Grisha that he kept her status as Ymir Fritz's descendant secret, as she most likely would have been forced to bear children to inherit the Founding Titan for the rest of her life.[16]

Around 13 years later, in the year 845, when the Warriors were invading the Walls Dina was one of the many Titans drawn to the wall by Annie Leonhart as the Female Titan. Shortly after Bertolt Hoover kicked in a hole in Shiganshina District as the Colossus Titan, Dina approached him as he exited his Titan form. Strangely however rather than try to consume him she ignored him and went into Shigashina.[17]

Story

Fall of Shiganshina arc

Eren sees Carla get eaten

Dina eats Carla Yeager

After the Colossus Titan breaches Shiganshina District in Wall Maria, many Titans proceed inside and among them is Dina. She embarks inside the town and is seen by Eren and Mikasa as they try to free Carla Yeager, who is trapped under the debris of their house. Though Hannes initially comes to their aid and decides to face Dina, he stands catatonic in fear of her frightening appearance. After he realizes that he is too afraid to face it, he opts to instead take Eren and Mikasa to safety, leaving Eren's mother behind. Afterward, Eren witnesses Dina pull Carla out of the debris, as it proceeds to violently incapacitate her and devour her shortly thereafter.[18]

104th Training Corps arc

During Eren's days training to enlist into the military, his fellow classmates ask about his impressions regarding normal Titans, in which Eren experiences a flashback of Dina devouring his mother; associating normal Titans to the trauma caused by her. He remains silent and is visibly shaken by the thought, until maintaining his composure in front of his classmates and shrugging it off as if he were unaffected by their questions.[19]

Clash of the Titans arc

Smiling Titan death

Dina is torn apart and eaten

Five years later, after Eren had already joined the Survey Corps, Dina appears again before Eren and Mikasa outside the Titan Forest during the military's pursuit of the Armored Titan. After killing Hannes, who was protecting Eren and Mikasa before he was devoured, the Titan reaches out for Eren, who punches its hand. This activates the power of the Founding Titan within Eren, and he seemingly gains control over the surrounding Titans. The ones that are under his control proceed to kill Dina by ripping her to shreds and devouring her, avenging the deaths of Carla and Hannes.[20]

The Uprising arc

As Squad Levi is preparing to battle Titan Rod Reiss, Eren sees three children looking at the top of the Walls. He mentions those kids are just like he, Mikasa, and Armin when the Titans first attacked. Armin replies the only difference is that they, soldiers, are atop the Wall to stop the Titan. This prompts Eren to think back to the day they first saw Dina. He realizes how much Armin and Mikasa have grown, and begins punching himself for being a "useless brat."[21]

Return to Shiganshina arc

After the battle in Shiganshina District between the Beast Titan's army and the Survey Corps, a few of the remaining members, Hange Zoë, Levi Ackerman, Eren Yeager, and Mikasa Ackerman, locate three books inside Grisha Yeager's basement.[22] On the opening page of the first book that they look at is a photograph of Dina, Grisha, and child Zeke. A note on the back of the photograph reveals its true nature and tells the Survey Corps that humanity has not perished outside of their Walls.[23] After the Survey Corps' return to Trost District, Eren sees his father's memories in his dreams and comes to the realization that Dina was the Titan that killed his mother.[24]

People Killed

Failed attempts

Trivia

  • Dina is one of the two Pure Titans shown to kill a victim before devouring them.[28]
  • Dina means "judged" or "her judgement" in Hebrew.
  • Dina shares a birthday with Sasha Blouse.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 126)
  2. Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia
  3. 3.0 3.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 87 (p. 21)
  4. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 29)
  5. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 106 (p. 22)
  6. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 35 - 36)
  7. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 45)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 30)
  9. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 40)
  10. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 38)
  11. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 37)
  12. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 29-30)
  13. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 30-34)
  14. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 35-39)
  15. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 40-45)
  16. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 87 (p. 21-23)
  17. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 96 (p. 29-31)
  18. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 2 (p. 22)
  19. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 15
  20. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 50 (p. 38)
  21. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 68 (p. 14-16)
  22. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 85 (p. 22-39)
  23. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 44-45)
  24. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 87 (p. 24 - 28)
  25. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 2 (p. 23 & 24)
  26. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 50 (p. 18)
  27. 27.0 27.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 50 (p. 28-30)
  28. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 2 (p. 21 & 22)

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