5 Facts about Eren Yeager from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)


Eren Yaeger is the main character in the Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) manga. His village is attacked by titans. Then, he and his friends all end up in the Survey Corps, where they learn how to kill titans. Eren is set on revenge and wants to destroy all titans, but he finds out that he himself is a titan and can’t cope with it.

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#1 The name Eren has a Turkish origin. Eren means “saint” or “holy person” in Turkish. It can also mean “whom reaches or matures; become wise”.

On the other hand, “Eren” could also stand for the German word “Ehre” (plural “Ehren”), which means “honor”. His surname Jaeger (Jäger) is a German word for “hunter”. Thus, his full name is also similar to the German word “ehrenjäger” which means “titular hunter”.

 #2 In the anime adaptation of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), we see that Eren, in his Titan form, has a third eyelid called “nictitating membrane”.

This third eyelid is possessed by some predatory species like reptiles, birds, and sharks. The nictitating membrane is a transparent or translucent third eyelid present in some animals.  It can be drawn across the eye for protection and to moisten it while maintaining visibility.

#3 In the Shingeki no Kyojin guidebook: Shingeki no Kyojin INSIDE Kou, Eren got an “A” grade in the “Instructor’s Analysis”.

He is praised especially by his skills in man-to-man combat, which are one of the two best in the 104th Trainees Squad (second only to Mikasa’s). His only flaw is losing control of his emotions when he is mad.

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#4 Eren is voiced by a popular voice actor, Kaji Yūki.

He is also known, for example, as the seiyuu of Shion from NO.6, Yukine from Noragami, Sonic from One Punch Man, Ouma Shu from Guilty Crown, Alibaba Saluja from Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Kozume Kenma from Haikyuu!! and Ayato Kirishima from Tokyo Ghoul. He will be also voicing Kuro in the Servamp anime.

#5 Whilst lifting the giant boulder in his Titan form to block the breach in Wall Rose, Eren bore a striking resemblance to the Ancient Greek Titan Atlas, who supported the celestial sphere on his shoulders.

Eren is someone who is stubborn and he set his goal in defeating all titans. He’s ready to do whatever needs to be done in order to save everyone and to never see anyone die because of titans. But what will he do when he finds out that all titans were once humans?