Attack On Titan: The 10 Nicest Things Eren Yeager Ever Did With the latest season of Attack on Titan, Eren Yeager”s reputation is at an all-time low, but the character has shown many acts of kindness.
While it’s hard to classify Eren as the hero of Attack on Titan for the entire run of the series, and even harder to decide if he”s even as likable as some of the other characters in the anime, one thing for certain is that he has displayed countless acts of kindness. The evidence is there throughout the series, although fans would be forgiven for finding it hard to agree given the horrendous things he has done in recent episodes.
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Despite that, however, Eren has put his life on the line over and over, from saving friends, strangers, or entire cities, the character has time and time again proven himself capable of acts of pure kindness and compassion.
It”s no secret that Eren cares deeply about his friend Mikasa, and one of the best examples of this is the iconic kidnapper scene, where Eren saves his friend.
Risking his own life at a time before he had titan powers to protect him, Eren takes out both grown men and rescues Mikasa. The action of wrapping his scarf around Mikasa shows his deep affection for her and a more compassionate side of the character that is rare for fans to see.
The episodes centered around the battle of Trost are filled with scenes of Eren going above and beyond to protect his friends and the city. With the city under attack from the Colossal Titan and others, Eren and Armin Arlelt hold back to protect the remaining civilians.
In an amazing act of bravery, Eren throws himself into the path of a titan attacking Armin, and in doing so, his arm is ripped off. Yet again fans see the character sacrificing in the name of others, a true act of kindness.
In one of the most intense confrontations in the entire show, viewers see Eren, Armin, and Mikasa cornered by their fellow comrades, under the orders of a suspicious Captain Levi. Nobody yet understands what exactly Yeager is, but what happens next could have been the end of the show”s main characters, if not for him.
In a dramatic climax, Levi orders his troops and cannons to fire on the trio, however, when the smoke clears, viewers see Eren”s titan sheltering his friends from the blast. While this is not one of the shows many other impactful Titan transformations, it”s certainly risky for Eren.
A symbolic moment in the show for sure, Eren’s sealing of wall Rose was intense, yes, but it was also a huge act of kindness, as his only assurance he could do it safely was the protection he hoped the scouts could give him, a group he technically had no reason to fully trust at the time.
Despite that, however, Eren still goes ahead with the plan, and heroically carries the huge boulder to seal up the wall and save the district from further titan attacks.
In the run of the series, Eren has saved his friends countless times, so fans would be forgiven for forgetting this one, however, it is certainly one of the closer calls for the protagonist and so it’s worth remembering, especially given the sad moments leading up to it.
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Following the dramatic scenes underground with the Reiss family, Eren and his friends are left trapped when the ceiling begins caving in. However, fans have come to realize that Eren is at his best when cornered in a situation where all hope seems lost. In a successful last-ditch effort, and overcoming his downtrodden state, the character consumes the titan serum and saves the group.
Following the dramatic events at Trost, Eren wakes up in the custody of the scouts in an eerie and dark cell, being watched by his comrades who put him there. Considering Eren had just saved the district and countless lives from the threat of the titans, his treatment here seems cruel and unnecessary.
Despite this, he does not hesitate in cooperating with his interrogators, giving them information to the best of his ability, regardless of how they are treating him.
Many times throughout the series, Eren is called upon to be used for his abilities, and often neither characters in the show or fans of AOT really consider the toll this can take on the character.
As part of Hange’s genius plan to form a defense against outside titan attacks, Eren’s hardening ability is called upon, however, the character puts himself through rigorous experimental training in the prelude to this, an extremely nice thing to do considering the physical toll it takes on him.
The scout forest massacre at the hands of the female Titan is a violent and brutal scene, to say the least, leaving not only the show”s characters in shock but even fans. What follows is one of Eren’s most heart-wrenching fights against the villainous Titan.
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In a fit of pure anger at the death of his comrades, Eren attacks the Female titan in an effort to avenge the dead, despite the clear and major risk it poses to his safety, yet again displaying the character’s empathy and love for others.
A quick and forgettable scene for sure, most fans probably didn’t pick up on this one, but Eren’s words defending Mikasa during his trial are actually quite heroic, and very kind of him.
‘Wait! Maybe I am a monster, but she has nothing to do with that!’ Eren figuratively throws himself under the bus just to defend his friend from a suspicious and accusing audience of onlookers.
One of Eren’s more symbolically kind acts, his summoning of the All Titan was unexpected by both him and Mikasa, and therefore, from their point of view, he was risking everything by taking on a titan without his powers. It was a major act of courage considering that, of the many different titan types, Pure Titans are one of the most merciless.
What’s even more heart-wrenchingly emotional about this scene is that in the moment just before, Mikasa references the time Eren had previously saved her and gave her the iconic scarf, and so here Eren is again putting it all on the line for his friend.
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