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Sharle Inocencio (シャルル・イノセンシオ Sharuru Inosenshio?) is the daughter of the late merchant, Dario Inocencio, and the younger sister of Xavi.

Appearance

Sharle has very large eyes and long, blonde, smooth hair. Her hair has two strips braided on each side that are pulled to the back of her hair, with her bangs parting down the middle and cascading down each side of her face, well past her shoulders. She wears what appears to be a nightgown at the beginning of the manga. When seen later in the manga, she is wearing a light-colored, long-sleeved dress with a light-colored, short-sleeved jacket that buttons in the front and stops at the waist. She also wears a light-colored shawl tied in the front around her shoulders.

Personality

She comes off as innocent, but like many at a young age, she has a general interest in Titans and the outside world. She has long since come to the understanding that her existence was viewed by her father as a strategic ploy for a political marriage. Only after hearing of the "Titan's son" that lived under their very roof did she feel a sense of duty to her family and the town. Thinking that if she killed the "Titan's son," the town would be saved, and her birth would finally have actual meaning.

Sharle appears to take an interest in studying and books, as she shows that she has enough knowledge of the outside world she is capable enough of teaching it to others.[1] Sharle is also quite friendly, quickly warming up to the people she meets.

Story

The Titan's Son arc

Sharle is scared

Sharle is scared of the Titan's son living in their home

After catching her first glimpse of a Titan on top of Wall Maria, she becomes resolute on killing the Titan's child, Kuklo.[1] However, she soon befriends him and starts to sneak in books for him to learn about the outside world. She was destined to be married off to a wealthy family, and when candidates started arriving, she is rather easily convinced by Kuklo to escape with him.[2] Sharle is protected by Xavi when the Titan worshipers sneak into the mansion. Afterward, she is protected by Kuklo from Xavi, but Kuklo saves them by attacking the Titan worshipers. Xavi blames the house raid on Kuklo, slashing at his eye in punishment. Sharle claims that she no longer has a place in the household and the two of them depart to Shiganshina District before morning.[3]

Shiganshina arc

Sharle's farewell

Sharle bids farewell to Kuklo

Sharle and Kuklo take custody hidden in a traveler's wagon. Shiganshina comes into view. When the two of them settle down inside a shelter home, Sharle comes home with a bag of groceries. A solemn Sharle changes Kuklo's bandages around his eye while apologizing for her brother injuring him; she reveals to Kuklo that her brother is now part of the Training Corps and that the Military Police are looking for them in connection with the cult's attack on her home. Sharle is promptly called down to prepare dinner.[4] When Sharle and Kuklo are sent to bed, Sharle fills him in on the arranged marriage her father had set up for her with a member of the Baumeister family. Sharle advocates that she is grateful she left home.[5] The next morning, Sharle is excited to send the Survey Corps outside the Walls alongside the rest of the town. Kuklo recalls that Sharle saw a Titan years ago, and would like to see one for himself to ensure his identity. Sharle reminds him that he is human.[6]

Sharle worried

Sharle worries about Kuklo's safety

That night, Sharle prepares him for his expedition outside the Walls. She arms him with her special knife and prays that he will return safely.[7] Sharle is standing among the cheering people who send the Survey Corps off.[8]

Sharle is taken aback by the crowd of angry villagers awaiting the Survey Corps' return. She begins to be put at unease and is worried about Kuklo's well-being. Prior to the gates of Shiganshina closing, Sharle spots Kuklo and Carlo Pikale riding in last-minute behind the group.[9] While Kuklo is met by Military Police officers, a frantic Sharle is unable to reach him through the crowd. Before Kuklo leaves with the officers, he gives Carlo his knife.[10]

Sharle reaches Carlo and is questioned by him while stating Kuklo's reason to head outside the Walls. Carlo takes out Sharle's knife and gives it back to her, which she claims is her good luck charm. Despite the risks, Sharle conveys that she is prepared for the possibility of losing her freedom while freeing Kuklo from imprisonment in the process.[11] For a rendezvous with Kuklo later on, Carlo arranges for Sharle to be sent to the Industrial City by keeping her in one of the foremen's factories.[12]

Visit to the Industrial City arc

Kuklo thanks Sharle

Kuklo thanks Sharle for making him see the beauty in the world

In the Industrial City, Sharle is seen running errands when she notices a few new arrivals enter the city and is overjoyed to see Kuklo among them; she runs over to them and immediately hugs Kuklo. She also meets Cardina, but is taken aback when she learns that he was the member of the Baumeister family she was arranged to be married to. Cardina calms her and signifies that they should let bygones be bygones right as he confirms that their engagement is off. Sharle is helped with her groceries and returns to her temporary stay in a factory happily. She plans to make dinner as soon as she introduces her friends to Xenophon Harkimo.[13] When they make their way into Xenophon's office, however, they find that he is asleep. Sharle rushes in to wake him up.[14] As soon as Xenophon playfully calls Kuklo by his infamous nickname, the "Titan's son," Sharle sends him a glance of sympathy and proposes to make tea.[15] Sharle comes back with a tray in her hands, walking in on Xenophon and Jorge suggesting Kuklo and Cardina join the Survey Corps. In Kuklo's stead, Sharle vehemently protests for the sake of his safety. Kuklo interrupts her, affirming that he does not mind joining.[16]

During dinner that night Sharle bitterly leaves the table, claiming that she has to fix some tea. While brewing the tea, Sharle criticizes herself and calls herself awful for how she behaved. She questions Kuklo's resolve as she is upset with his decision. Sharle is lost in her own thoughts so much, the tea starts boiling over.[17] Sharle steps out of the room and heads to Xenophon's office. Seeing the "Device" on a nearby table, she blames it for Kuklo wishing to join the Survey Corps and grabs a hammer to smash it. However, she stops herself just prior to Kuklo finding her. He bows his head in apology for making her worry by arriving late - Sharle quickly disagrees and believes that she should be the one apologizing. She explains her fear of Kuklo never returning again and breaks down in tears. Kuklo gives her a reassuring hug and apologizes once more.[18] Sharle and Kuklo sit down together and Sharle calmly asks for his reasons on joining the Survey Corps. He answers that he loves the people of this world, which confuses Sharle.[19] He then thanks her for the great impact she is made in his life; Sharle reminds him how she did not have enough power to help him out of the basement. Kuklo is grateful regardless, for helping him find out about himself as well as see the outside world.[20]

Sharle and Kuklo take a walk together outside. Kuklo states that he truly appreciates all the people they have met on their journey. Sharle solemnly reminds him that her family had treated him horribly, though Kuklo admits that he does not hate them either. This surprises Sharle, as she continues to clarify that her family was bitter, even to her. Kuklo blatantly disagrees with her, proceeding by making her acknowledge that it was her father who requested her knife to be made to keep her fear of Titans at bay. Sharle gets teary-eyed, and expresses regret after realizing how much she overlooked her family.[21] Sharle is alarmed at Kuklo's belief that the Titans will one day return and breach the Wall.[22]

Sharle declares to be a craftsman

Sharle announces she wants to become a craftsman and apprentice to Xenophon

The next morning, Sharle is taken to the outskirts of the Industrial City to see the iron bamboo. When Kuklo and the group run into the Military Police, Sharle comforts him by holding his hand.[23] Afterward, Sharle makes her way into the thicket of iron bamboo. Sharle takes out her knife, which is made of the same material, and it reminds Xenophon of his early days as a foreman.[24] Sharle smiles at Kuklo and Cardina's playful quarrel about joining the Survey Corps, but she frowns thinking about it. She speaks up and announces that, while not able to become a soldier, she will aspire to be a craftsman in order to improve the Device's currently-flawed design. She requests for Xenophon to take her in as an apprentice - which he does, to Sharle's delight. Xenophon believes that Sharle has potential as a craftsman, as Angel Aaltonen's assistant was of Sharle's age; when asked about her, Sharle finds out that Angel's assistant had perished in Shiganshina fifteen years ago.[25] Jorge tells everyone the story of the capture of a Titan fifteen years ago, with the supervision of Angel.[26]

Dissidence Movement arc

Sharle discovers Angel's dagger

Sharle discovers Angel's iron bamboo dagger

A week after Kuklo leaves with Jorge and Cardina, Sharle is tasked by Xenophon to examine blades kept in the back; noting that her eyes are getting better at noticing details and deficiencies, Xenophon tells her to sort out any weapons that are in good enough shape to repair.[27] Eventually Sharle comes across an iron bamboo dagger similar to the one she owned, with the word 'Angel' written on it. Xenophon, who was watching from a distance, confirms that it indeed had belonged to Angel Aaltonen.[28]

Days later, Sharle wakes up to start her usual morning routine but is surprised by the sight of smoke in the sky. Fearing a fire, she goes towards the stairs but is caught from behind by a woman, telling her to be quiet. The woman mentions to Sharle that she wishes to speak with Xenophon and if there is anyone else with Sharle on this floor. As Sharle is brought to the window by the woman, five men are gunned down; another man approaches and exchanges pleasantries with the woman, revealed to be called Mai. The man, August, invites Sharle to accompany them to the office where Xenophon and the workers are. She learns about the Dissidence Movement and protests when Xenophon agrees to go with them.[29]

When Xenophon goes back on his promise and ultimately refuses to go with the rebels, August threatens the lives of the workers and demands Sharle go with them as well. Despite protests from both Xenophon and Mai, Sharle agrees to go with them.[30] As they travel to the headquarters of the Military Police, Sharle realizes that they were brought by August to better the rebel's chances at negotiating with the Royal Government. Mai apologizes for August's actions and tells Sharle why she and many others they joined the movement. Sharle begins to sympathize with the rebels, realizing that they had no choice but to rise up in order to survive.[31]

Kuklo flies in and rescues Sharle

Kuklo flies in and rescues Sharle from falling

As they approach their destination, Sharle looks up and unexpectedly sees Kuklo above them. She cries out and he jumps down, trying to reach her. Despite her pleas, August sees him as a threat and orders Mai to take her away while ordering the others to open fire on Kuklo.[32] As they return back to Xenophon's workshop, Sharle is taken as a hostage by August on the roof when he tries to negotiate with the Military Police.[33] Sharle is able to get away but sees Xenophon kicked off the roof; she is able to save him but is sent falling to the ground. As she worries about dying, Kuklo flies in using the device and saves her.[34]

Sharle is mystified how Kuklo is able to fly through the air so easily with the device and eventually they both get far enough away from the Military Police. She is overjoyed to see that Kuklo is safe but notices his numerous wounds.[35] Sharle tears off part of her dress and bandages the wound in Kuklo's left leg. She chastises Kuklo for not taking care of himself but becomes worried when she hears that Military Police forces from Shiganshina are in the city as well. As they make their way back to Jorge and Cardina, Sharle asks why they are not using the device to fly; Kuklo replies that it will make them easily noticed by the MP's.[36] She tells Kuklo about the Dissidence Movement and is saddened how they are all dead; she asks Kuklo if they had any other choice and what he would do. Kuklo says that he would break away from the fear that the resistance members were constantly gripped with. He then holds Sharle and says that he will focus on what is in front of him.[37]

Just then, the two hear a voice calling to Sharle and both are shocked to see Xavi coming their way; he too is stunned to see them together (as well as Kuklo still being alive).[38] Sharle begs her brother to not kill Kuklo but Xavi claims she has fallen under his control, calling Sharle an insult to their family name. She counters that he provided false testimony about Kuklo's supposed involvement in the attack on their home, but it falls on deaf ears.[39] After Xavi attacks Kuklo several times, Sharle tries pacifying Xavi by agreeing to go with him to spare Kuklo's life but the latter adamantly refuses. Fuchs grabs Sharle so neither can interfere in the fight and is horrified when Xavi slices Kuklo along the back of his leg.[40] As she sees Kuklo drift away unconscious in a nearby river, Sharle is gassed by Fuchs and is taken by him and Xavi back to Wall Sheena.[41]

After being brought back to her family home, Sharle is taken by Xavi to a formal gathering between the most prestigious heads of houses as her debut to society.[42] While being introduced, she catches the eye of the son of an assemblyman named Pottering. Sharle realizes that Xavi is trying to marry her off to bolster his connections similar to their father.[43] They are both surprised to see Gloria Bernhart, who is attending with her uncle, and Sharle becomes nervous that she will recognize her from being an unwitting part of the Dissidence Movement. She goes along with Xavi's story that she was staying with a friend and that a maid was the one taken by Kuklo during the attack by the cultists.[44] Nevertheless, Sharle becomes nervous once more when Gloria wonders if they have met somewhere before.

Underground City arc

Sharle insists that she is not allowed outside of the family home very often and that it would have been quite impossible for her to have seen Gloria before.[45] Taken back by Sharle's cover story, Xavi agrees and tells Gloria that she must have mistaken someone else for Sharle. The next day, Sharle is relieved that Kuklo's body was not found among the others recorded by the Military Police. While Cardina and Jorge are working to find Kuklo, Sharle wonders what she can do on her end; spotting the workshops, she recalls seeing Angel's iron bamboo dagger and that a soldier in the Military Police named Hans was the owner of it. Sharle resolves to track down the soldier, and ultimately, Angel so he can help Xenophon with the device.[46] At that time, Sharle is told that Michael has arrived; hearing that both Xavi and Rixner are away, Sharle realizes this is her best chance to get away. As they drive past the headquarters of the MP, Sharle asks to go in real quick to relay a message for her brother.[47] Michael just looks down in sorrow as it drives past. Suddenly, two thugs open the carriage door and try to presumably rape her. Sharle fights back and is able to get away back to the Military Police building where she hails the outside guards. She tells the guards she is here to see Gloria and that the thugs grabbed her.[48]

Gloria takes Sharle inside and compliments how she was able to handle herself with the thugs. When asked, Sharle merely states that a family friend taught her how to defend herself.[49] Gloria arranges a carriage to take her back home, and Sharle thanks her. Before leaving, Sharle is able to find Hans Luhmann, the one who had the dagger made. She learns that he was sent to a brothel in the fabled 'Underground City' located in Stohess District and there, was led to a blacksmith named Angel who crafted the dagger.[50] Sharle's determination to find it leads Hans to give her specific directions and advice how to navigate through the district. Impressed with herself on the progress she's already made, Sharle quickly disguises herself after arriving back home and flees towards the Underground City. Once there, she nearly gives herself away but is able to stop herself in time. Sharle is able to follow Han's directions and gets an audience with Klarissa, the person who told Hans about Angel.

Relationships

  • Kuklo Munsell - During their first encounter, Sharle had planned to stab him. However, she later changes her mind based on his appearance and what seemed to be his desire to die. She decides, from that point on, to teach him about the world within the Walls and the little that is known about Titans. Kuklo is shown to be kind towards Sharle and the two form a strong friendship with one another during their time spent together. When Kuklo stated that he was going to escape, he asked Sharle to follow him which she tearfully agreed to. She later develops a romantic attraction towards Kuklo.
  • Dario Inocencio - Sharle's relationship towards her father is strained as she believes that his main interest was using her for his own benefits.
    • In the manga, Kuklo told Sharle that he believed that Dario does care for her. He revealed to Sharle that the protection knife she owned was made personally by the request of Dario because she was suffering from the nightmares of Titans, and even bet that her arranged marriage was his own way of ensuring that she had a good future. After learning of this side of her father through Kuklo, Sharle felt regret for her short-sightedness of Dario, and cried.
  • Xavi Inocencio - Her egotistic older brother. So far they have had few interactions, but he seems to believe firmly in his duties as an older sibling, as shown when he was attempting to defend he and Sharle from the Titan Cult. However, he changes his mind later when he felt that she was siding with Kuklo.
  • Xenophon Harkimo - Sharle has a good student/mentor relationship with Xenophon after being sent to live in the Industrial City. Her drive and determination impresses Xenophon enough and becomes his assistant.
  • Cardina Baumeister - To some measure, Sharle does not trust Cardina due to his lineage.[51] Cardina tries to make their relationship easygoing, hopeful that they can associate with each other as friends and put the past behind them.
  • Mai - Sharle took pity on Mai after hearing her past and her reasons for joining the growing Dissidence Movement within the Industrial City. Despite only knowing her for a few hours, she formed a bond with the woman and was greatly saddened by her death.

Trivia

  • Her surname is of Spanish origin and means "innocent."

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 2
  2. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 3
  3. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 4 (p. 24-45)
  4. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 5 (p. 2-11)
  5. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 5 (p. 17-18)
  6. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 5 (p. 21-28)
  7. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 5 (p. 39-43)
  8. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 6 (p. 6-8)
  9. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 10 (p. 3-13)
  10. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 10 (p. 29-31)
  11. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 11 (p. 7-18)
  12. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 14 (p. 49)
  13. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 14 (p. 25-34)
  14. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 14 (p. 37)
  15. bf - 14 (p. 42)
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  17. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 15 (p. 7-12)
  18. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 15 (p. 14-20)
  19. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 15 (p. 25)
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  22. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 15 (p. 48)
  23. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 16 (p. 10-17)
  24. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 16 (p. 28-31)
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  26. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 17
  27. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 25 (p. 10-11)
  28. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 25 (p. 48-49)
  29. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 27 (p. 26)
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  33. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga: Chapter 30 (p. 30)
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