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The plan to regain the Founder (始祖奪還計画 Shiso dakkan keikaku?) was a long-term operation undertaken by Marley to take the Founding Titan from the royal family of Paradis using the power of the Titans.


During the 830s, the nation of Marley had become aware of the diminishing power of the seven Titans obtained during the Great Titan War. In order to meet the coming need for technological progress, the authorities of Marley turned their attention to the island of Paradis and the plentiful fossil fuels it possessed. However, the island was also home to the remnants of the former empire of Eldia, ruled by the Fritz family which possessed the Founding Titan, the greatest of all Titans.

At the closing of the Great Titan War, King Fritz had made the ultimatum that if Marley made any move against the remnants of Eldia, the Founding Titan would be used to unleash the countless Colossus Titans which made up the three Walls surrounding Eldia's last territory. In order to avoid the ultimatum and a direct act of war, the military of Marley chose to begin a warrior program in which low-class Eldian citizens within Marley would offer their children between the ages of 5 and 7 to the Marleyan military, where they would train until seven would be chosen to inherit the seven Titans in Marleyan possession.[1]

Some time later, seven Eldians were chosen to inherit the seven Titans: Zeke Yeager, Bertolt Hoover, Reiner Braun, Annie Leonhart, Marcel, Pieck, and Galliard. Out of the seven, Zeke was chosen to become the warchief of the seven warriors, likely due to his age and royal Fritz blood inherited from his mother Dina Fritz.[citation needed] Annie, in particular, faced grueling combat training in her early childhood in preparation for the program, supervised by her father.[2] However, before she departed on her mission, her father gave her his heartfelt apologies, assuring her that even if the world came to hate her, she would still have her father by her side. All that he asked of her is that she would promise to return home.[3]

The Plan

In the year 845, Marley sent Titan shifters to the Walls with the mission of wiping out its inhabitants,[4] taking the Coordinate from the Reiss family, and putting an end to the cursed history of the people of the Walls.[5] The four known Titan shifters sent were Bertolt Hoover, the Colossus Titan who would destroy the outer gate of Shiganshina District; Reiner Braun, the Armored Titan who would destroy the inner gate; Annie Leonhart, the Female Titan who presumably called forth the Titans who would invade Wall Maria;[6] and Marcel whose Titan form and purpose are currently unknown.

When they arrived at Shiganshina District, the warriors succeeded in breaching both gates and sending the Titans swarming into humanity's territory.[7] However, before Marcel could succeed in whatever task he was given, a mindless Titan attacks Reiner. He sacrifices himself to save the others, being consumed by the Titan.[8] As the other warriors flee, this Titan inherits Marcel's Titan shifting power and returns to her human form, Ymir.[9]

Two years after their successful attack on Wall Maria, in the year 847, the warriors enter the 104th Training Corps in the hopes to achieve the highest ranks possible and entering into the Military Police Brigade,[10] giving them easy access to the Interior, and by extent the Reiss family, the holders of the Coordinate. Reiner, Bertolt, and Annie succeeded in earning ranks within the top ten of their Training Corps.[11]

After receiving their desired ranks in the 104th Training Corps, the warriors proceed with their mission on the day before their scheduled graduation. In the year 850, Bertolt Hoover successfully breaches the outer gate of Trost District.[12] However, the warriors bring their mission to a halt when they discover a Titan who is openly fighting other Titans, later revealed to be Eren Yeager with newfound Titan shifting abilities.[13] With this unexpected turn of events, the warriors begin to suspect that Eren might have somehow inherited the Coordinate.[14] They halt their plans, and the inner gate is never attacked by Reiner.

When the time comes for their graduation, Bertolt and Reiner change their plans of joining the Military Police and instead join the Survey Corps, Eren's chosen military branch. Annie Leonhart proceeds with her original decision to join the Military Police Brigade in the Interior.[15] However, when the Survey Corps embarks on the 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Annie invades the expedition as the Female Titan in order to locate and capture Eren for the Hometown.[16] With the help of Reiner[17] she nearly succeeds and manages to wipe out the Special Operations Squad,[18] but is foiled by Mikasa Ackerman and Captain Levi.[19] Because she spared Armin Arlert in the attack on the expedition, she is found out to be the Female Titan.[20] A few days after the expedition, Annie battles with Eren in Stohess District and is ultimately caught by the Survey Corps. However, she uses her specialized hardening abilities to conceal herself in an ultrahard layer of crystallized skin, preventing interrogation. Annie's comatose body is kept in the custody of the Survey Corps.[21]

On the same day as the battle within Stohess District, a new warrior arrives within the Walls. Warchief Zeke Yeager, an experienced and powerful warrior of the Hometown, invades Wall Rose,[22] turning the people of Ragako village into mindless Titans,[23] perhaps in order to test humanity's strength,[24] before leaving Wall Rose later that night.[25] During the ensuing efforts of the Survey Corps and Garrison to deal with the event, the Survey Corps receives family records from the chaos of five years ago and begin to suspect that Reiner and Bertolt were in league with Annie. A day after the beginning of the Ragako event, Reiner and Bertolt are indeed discovered to be the Armored and Colossus Titans. Throwing all secrecy away, Reiner and Bertolt battle with the Survey Corps and capture Eren and Ymir, who they learned earlier was the Titan that ate Marcel.[17] Over five hours later, a combined effort of all three military forces embarks on a rescue operation, and Eren is retrieved. In this battle, Eren seemingly unleashes the Coordinate upon Reiner and Bertolt, confirming their worst fears. The warriors flee with Ymir to Shiganshina District to recover and formulate a new plan. Ymir eventually leaves the group, and her fate is unknown.[26]

Two months after their arrival at Shiganshina, Zeke reunites with his warriors. They express their desire to save Annie from the Survey Corps, but Zeke prioritizes the retrieval of the Coordinate. They lie in waiting in Shiganshina District for the Survey Corps to arrive in search of Eren's basement, which is believed to hold secrets of the Titans.[27] When the Survey Corps arrives, a battle ensues between the soldiers and Zeke's warriors and Titans. The Corps, numbering in over one hundred at the start of the battle, loses nearly all of its soldiers in the attack, though they succeed in defeating Reiner and Bertolt.[28] However, in the last moments of the conflict, Zeke uses his Quadrupedal Titan as a mount to escape from the battle with Reiner, leaving Bertolt to the mercy of the Survey Corps.[29] Shortly thereafter, Bertolt is eaten alive by a revived Armin Arlert after being administered the Titan serum, signaling the loss of the Colossus Titan.



  1. Eren Yeager/Attack Titan
  2. Mikasa Ackerman
  3. Armin Arlert
  4. Bertolt Hoover/Colossus Titan
  5. Erwin Smith
  6. Keith Shadis
  7. Hannes
  8. Hugo
  9. Carla Yeager
  10. Grisha Yeager/Attack Titan
  11. Dina Yeager
  12. Reiner Braun/Armored Titan
  13. Annie Leonhart/Female Titan
  14. Jean Kirstein
  15. Marco Bott
  16. Connie Springer
  17. Sasha Blouse
  18. Historia Reiss
  19. Mina Carolina
  20. Samuel Linke-Jackson
  21. Thomas Wagner
  22. Franz Kefka
  23. Hannah Diamant
  24. Ian Dietrich
  25. Mylius Zeramuski
  26. Nac Tias
  27. Jumping Titan
  28. Bigmouth Titan
  29. Peering Titan
  30. Bearded Titan
  31. Ymir
  32. Dimo Reeves
  33. Tom
  34. Levi Ackerman
  35. Kitz Weilman
  36. Rico Brzenska
  37. Daz
  38. Dot Pixis
  39. Anka Rheinberger
  40. Gustav
  41. Mitabi Jarnach
  42. Ruth D. Kline
  43. Sonny
  44. Bean
  45. Hange Zoë
  46. Mike Zacharias
  47. Nile Dok
  48. Waltz
  49. Nick
  50. Petra Ral
  51. Oluo Bozado
  52. Gunther Schultz
  53. Eld Jinn
  54. Moblit Berner
  55. Darius Baer Walbrunn
  56. Dita Ness
  57. Luke Siss
  58. Nanaba
  59. Keiji
  60. Goggles
  61. Hitch Dreyse
  62. Marlowe Freudenberg
  63. Boris Feulner
  64. Stohess District Mayor
  65. Thomas
  66. Gluttonous Titan
  67. Gelgar
  68. Henning
  69. Zeke Yeager/Beast Titan
  70. Mr. Blouse
  71. Lynne
  72. Ms. Springer
  73. Mr. Springer
  74. Sunny Springer
  75. Martin Springer
  76. Phil
  77. Marcel
  78. Rashad
  79. Lauda
  80. Rod Reiss
  81. Frieda Reiss/Founding Titan
  82. Abel Reiss
  83. Urklyn Reiss
  84. Lady Reiss
  85. Florian Reiss
  86. Dirk Reiss
  87. Floch
  88. Sandra
  89. Gordon
  90. Marlene
  91. Dirk
  92. Klaus
  93. Pieck/Cartman



  1. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 38 - 42)
  2. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 17 (p. 15)
  3. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 33 (p. 36 - 41)
  4. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 42 (p. 14)
  5. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 77 (p. 23)
  6. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 23 (p. 16)
  7. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 1 (p. 49 - 55)
  8. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 39 (p. 20 - 22)
  9. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 40 (p. 44)
  10. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 3 (p. 6)
  11. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 2 (p. 38)
  12. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 4
  13. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 9
  14. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 47 (p. 5)
  15. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 21
  16. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 22
  17. 17.0 17.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 42
  18. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 28
  19. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 30
  20. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 32
  21. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 33
  22. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 34
  23. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 51
  24. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 46
  25. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 40
  26. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 50
  27. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 77
  28. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 82
  29. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 83


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