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It is a fan-given name as substitute for lack thereof, and should not be considered as part of the Attack on Titan universe.

The Smiling Titan is a Titan that is responsible for killing Eren Jaeger's mother, Carla Jaeger, during the fall of Wall Maria.[1]


Smiling Titan Close up

The Smiling Titan's distinctly wide smile

The "Smiling Titan" is very tall and, like most regular Titans, possesses a masculine body. Its main distinguishing feature is its characteristic, grinning smile, in which its lips are fixed wide open, exposing its teeth and gums within at all times.

The Smiling Titan has a thin, emaciated frame with stocky proportions, in which its ribs are visibly apparent, and it possesses an unusually-long neck. It has medium-length, dark hair that only barely reaches down to its neck and features small, deeply sunken dark brown eyes.


The Fall of Shiganshina arc

Smiling Titan Kills Kalura

The Smiling Titan prepares to devour Carla Jaeger

After the Colossal Titan breaches Shiganshina District in Wall Maria, many Titans proceed inside and among them is the Smiling Titan. It embarks inside the town and is seen by Eren and Mikasa as they try to free Carla Jaeger, who is trapped under the debris of their house. Though Hannes initially comes to their aid and decides to face the Smiling Titan, he stands catatonic in fear of its 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. Afterwards, Eren witnesses the Smiling Titan pull Carla out of the debris, as it proceeds to violently incapacitate her and devour her shortly thereafter.[1]

During Eren's days in the 104th Cadet Corps training to enlist into the military, it has a traumatizing impact on Eren. This is evident when he is approached by his fellow classmates about his impressions regarding normal Titans, in which Eren experiences a flashback of the Smiling Titan devouring his mother, associating normal Titans to the trauma caused by the Smiling Titan. 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.[2]

People Killed


  • The Smiling Titan is one of the two known mindless Titan shown to kill a victim before devouring them, the other being the Bigmouth Titan.



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