Hajime Isayama’s well-respected Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga spawned an anime television series in 2013. This Production I.G and Wit Studio’s show quickly scaled in popularity, due to it’s superb adaptation of the original manga’s storyline. So, together with well-written characters and breathtaking animations, the anime series became red-hot! However, the humongous titans are what fascinate the fans of the franchise, as they present more questions than answers. Where did they come from? What purpose do they hold? Why don’t they have digestive systems nor reproductive organs? While some of these questions have been answered in later seasons, during the very first season of Attack on Titan, not much is known about these large beasts. So, with that in mind, which titans do you think stole the show during season 1? While the Armored Titan made an epic entrance, the Colossus Titan had a bigger impact. Similarly, the Female Titan was an impressive force, while Eren’s Titan had superior moments. So, I guess it’s time for us to list the top 5 Titans of Attack on Titan!
*The list is entirely based on the first season of the anime, not the manga.
5. The Smiling Titan
There are numerous creepy titans that can send shivers down your spine, with the Smiling Titan being the most disturbing of them all. With a grin that produces nightmare fuel, the Smiling Titan set the wheels in motion when it killed Eren’s mother. This traumatic experience sparked a chain reaction of destruction, making Eren Yeager long for his opportunity to kill titans, not sparing a single one. In addition, with limited screen time, the Smiling Titan was able to have a major impact and be among the most memorable titans from the first season. Together with the creepy characteristics and disturbing actions, the Smiling Titan should have a list on everyone’s titan list!
4. The Armored Titan
Honestly, it’s impossible to not include the badass and intimidating Armored Titan. While he makes a brief apperance, the Armored Titan makes a mighty big statement with only a few minutes of screen time. However, the time was utilized perfectly, making him one of the most impressive and memorable titans from the show. During the breach of Wall Maria, the Armored Titan appears out of nowhere, running through the Shiganshina District’s inner gate. It’s one of the greatest moments in the anime, giving the viewers a look at what titans are capable of, and that they’re not all the same. While we don’t know why he broke the wall and left, I’m definitely interested in seeing this big armored bastard again! To be fair, the Armored Titan’s as intriguing as the Colossus Titan, while being smaller in stature.
3. The Female Titan
The very first moment the Female Titan appeared on-screen, it immediately impressed. It looked and acted differently from other titans, while also being more intelligent and knowledgeable than the rest. Capable of fighting strategically and defending itself, the Female Titan quickly became the most challenging titan that humanity had ever come across. Paired with the possibility of a human controlling it, the Female Titan was the main focus during the first season. Some wanted to kill it, others wanted to capture it, yet everyone wanted to know who’s controlling it. This hunt lead to numerous great moments, like when the Female Titan fought the Survey Corps members. So, when it’s finally revealed that Annie Leonhardt’s the human who shifted into the Female Titan, the story gets new life. Together with a good amount of screen time, the Female Titan left a proper mark on the first season of the anime!
2. The Eren Titan
Eren promised to destroy all titans in his youth, yet lacked the power to do so, leaving him feeling useless. So, when he gained the ability to transform into a titan, slaughtering other titans was no longer a dream but reality. Eren Yeager became the first known human with the Titan Shifter ability, becoming humanity’s heaviest hammer. However, things took time, as he first saved Mikasa and went on a killing spree, marking the first time humans had seen one titan attack another. This phenomenon was previously unheard of, leading to numerous extraordinary confrontations. While he initially lacked self control, killing other titans purely on instinct, he soon proved himself useful to humans. Slowly but surely Eren Yeager became humanity’s brightest light for survival, showcasing his true courage and determination.
1. The Colossus Titan
On that day, humanity remembered the terror of being dominated by titans, being trapped like animals. The one that reminded them was the 60-meter Colossus Titan. Seemingly appearing out of nowhere, breaching the wall to the Shiganshina District. With a jaw-dropping frame, the Colossus Titan left a gigantic mark on the show, coming across as a horror movie villain. The way it would appear during the most unexpected hour, cause destruction and then disappear, impossible to be killed. Nevertheless, the Colossus Titan’s kick is what opened the flood gates, igniting the story of Eren Yeager. Keep in min, this humongous titan forces humans to remember exactly what lurks beyond those walls. I’d even say that the Colossus Titan is the most feared, considering that he represents suppression of humanity. Together with his epic moments and impressive design, the Colossus Titan is the greatest titan of Attack on Titan Season 1!