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The original squad was considered the most elite squadron, having a total kill record exceeding 200, and were capable of killing almost any Titan in their path. Due to their strong bond, they were able to synchronize with each other to coordinate their attacks without direct or verbal communication. During the 57th Expedition, their mission was to protect Eren Yeager from Titans, and their secret objective became to lure the Female Titan into a trap. The mission failed, and all the original members of the Special Operations Squad, except for Eren and Levi, were killed. Annie killed Gunther Schultz while in her human form and killed Petra Ral, Eld Jinn, and Oluo Bozado while in her Titan form.
After the events of the supposed breach of Wall Rose and the massacre during Eren's rescue, Levi forms this squad anew with its members being the remaining soldiers of the 104th Training Corps' Top 10 and Armin Arlert in order to watch over Eren and Historia Reiss.
OriginalThe original Special Operations Squad was hand-picked by Levi himself. On the 57th Expedition, their mission was the protection of Eren. During the expedition, four of its members, Petra Ral, Oluo Bozado, Eld Jinn and Gunther Schultz, were killed in battle by the Female Titan. At that time, the only surviving members of the team were Levi and Eren.
After Eren was rescued from Reiner Braun and Bertolt Hoover, the Armored and Colossus Titans, Levi took it upon himself to form a new Special Operations Squad. The new team consists of the remaining members of the 104th Training Corps' top ten graduates and Armin Arlert. They serve to protect Eren and Historia Reiss after the latter reveals her true identity. The current members have dwindled from seven to six after Historia Reiss became queen.