The understanding of the character and also of Titan lore has changed dramatically in Attack on Titan, so let’s review what we know so far.
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Who would have thought that Eren’s head explosion would be one of the less surprising things in the series Season 4, Episode 19 of Attack on Titan ? After a bloody battle, the Jaeger brothers finally succeeded in unlocking the power of the Genesis Titan. Perhaps unsurprisingly, because there’s nothing quite like in AoT, everything fans think they know about Founders Ymir, Founding Titans, and even Paths (aka Locations) degrees) are incorrect.
Zeke sought the power of the Founding Titan to carry out his Plan Euthanasia, but it turns out that Eren had reasons of his own. Now that the Jaegers have reached the Road together and encountered Ymir, the Primordial Titan, a reality is imminent. Now, the rules have changed dramatically regarding the use of the Founding Titan’s powers, so let’s review what we know about Ymir, the Founding Titan, and the Post-Event Path of ” Two brothers”.
The Roads Are the Source of Power for All Titans
For most of the first part of the anime series, Eren Jaeger is said to possess the Coordinates. People like Reiner Braun seem to know what that means, but Eren and the audience have been left in the dark until now. The place the Jaegers found themselves is called “Coordinates where Paths Convergence”, indicating that Path and Coordinate are, for the sake of simplicity, interchangeable terms for the same location. mind. A vast desert inhabited only by Ymir, the Born and primordial Titan, after which the Subjects of Ymir are named.
The roads are where a bearer of royal blood comes to wield the power of the Founding Titan. A seemingly infinite number of years can pass in an instant, as Ymir spends years molding Titan bodies from sand whenever a Titan Shifter calls for strength. It was in the Road, where Ymir healed Zeke in Season 4, Episode 17. A person of royal blood who could conjure anything they wanted to exist within the Path, which Zeke used. his advantage to trap Eren.
Ymir Is A Slave With The Power Of A God
Zeke astutely concludes that the mysterious figure who is the sole inhabitant of this path can only be the Founder of Ymir, because who else would wander in a place like this? Ymir’s power is unfathomable, as she is responsible for creating and repairing every Titan that has ever existed. Such is Ymir’s power as the Primordial Titan that both Eren and Zeke claim, as the Founder grants almighty control over anyone and everyone of Eldian blood.
Unexpectedly, Zeke reveals that despite his divine powers, Ymir is a slave without a will of his own. Ymir exists only to serve those of royal blood, and she assumes any member of the Fritz bloodline who enters the Path will be her master. The power that Eren and Zeke betrayed and killed their teammates was not something they could truly possess, it was something they had to order Ymir to perform on their behalf. Eren is not a fan of slaves, so it will be interesting to see how Eren interacts with Ymir if he endures whatever Zeke is up to do to him.
Zeke pretends to be bound by Fritz’s will in Attack on Titan
The most shocking revelation of this episode is that Eren’s possession of the Founding Titan made Eren pretty weak almost. The Founding Titan has very little power, which might explain how Grisha Jaeger was able to steal it from the Reiss Family with such ease. The only thing the Founding Titan could do was transport its owner into the Paths. As this episode demonstrated, staying inside the Path meant nothing if the user didn’t possess royal blood. Long thought to be the strongest of the Nine, it turns out the Founding Titan is no more than a key.
While the Founding Titan has been passed down in the Reiss family on Paradis over the years, whoever holds it is bound by King Fritz’s War of Forsaking the Oath. However, this oath seems to be tied to the Founding Titan, not just anyone with royal blood. So now that Zeke has reached the Path without possessing the Founding Titan, Zeke is not bound by Fritz’s will and nullifies the Oath. The only rule regarding the Founding Titan that kept the world safe has now been broken, and at least for now, the fate of the entire world is in Zeke Jaeger’s hands.