Attack on Titan fans have known for sometime that Eren isn’t someone to be messed with. Not only can the soldier turn into a massive Titan, but the hero also has Mikasa on his side. The girl is one of humanity’s best warriors, and she is fiercely protective of her friend. And, now, fans have learned that Armin Arlert is just has terrifying when it comes to protecting Eren from harm.
In the latest episode of Attack on Titan, fans watched as the Survey Corps eventually caught up with Eren after the boy was kidnapped by Reiner and Bertolt. Fans watched as the two parties clashed, but nothing could stop Mikasa and Armin from helping their friend. At one point, Eren finds himself tied up with Bertolt atop of the Armored Titan, but the barrier could not stop Armin. The soldier maneuvered his way to his friend, and fans got to see how far the boy would go to save someone.
With a crazed look in his eyes, Armin forewent physical attacks for back-handed psychological warfare. The normally docile soldier was seen staring down Bertolt as he reamed the two Titan Shifters for abandoning their friend Annie.
“Leaving behind your comrade and returning home? You’re abandoning Annie?” Armin asks, referring to Annie and her hibernation back at the Walls.
Continuing, Armin then drops a cold lie which makes Bertolt and Reiner go mad. “They’re torturing her every way they know how,” the soldier coos, and even Eren looks taken back by the vicious attack.
Of course, Attack on Titan fans know the military has yet to torture Annie during her capture. Armin tells the lie to goad Bertolt into letting Eren loose, and the plan works like a charm. In the manga, readers realize what an effect Armin’s lie has on the Colossal Titan Shifter. Bertolt finds himself petrified over his friend’s safety until his leader Zeke tells the boy Annie has surely avoided being torture. When Armin later tries to play mind-games with Bertolt, the attempt fails, but the blonde soldier is not below playing dirty when it comes to saving those he loves.
Naturally, the Internet was sent into a tizzy thanks to Armin's out-of-character actions. You can check out some of the most stunned reactions to the anime's unexpected twist below:
Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity's freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!
If you are not familiar with Attack on Titan, then you should know the popular anime is renowned for its intense action and gritty story lines. The anime follows a boy named Eren Yeager in an alternate world overrun by massive creatures known as Titans.
These mindless beasts have all but wiped out humanity, and mankind is left to cower in fear behind massive walls. When their sanctum is infiltrated by a slew of Titans, Eren and his friends Armin and Mikasa join the military to help eradicate the blood-thirty monsters. But, as they grow older, they learn that the beasts are not what they appear as long-held government conspiracies make themselves known.
ARMIN . YOURE DOING GREAT SWEETIE . pic.twitter.com/ChNKeNepVB— DARK SIDE OF THE ? (@kingrivailles) June 11, 2017
21. Attack on Titan— Giancarlo Navas (@SubtitledAnime) June 11, 2017
This was hard, I couldnt decide btw Kasa and Erwin. Armin saves everyone and MY FAV HORSE pic.twitter.com/9TfUvCj8Ud