At Connie's village, Moblit assumes the Titans destroyed it without killing any humans. However, when he is handed a portrait of Connie's parents, it appears that the disabled Titan is Connie's mother. At the Forest of Giant Trees, Reiner continues to press Ymir to join them, but she'll only help if they agree to take Christa with them. In a flashback to Ymir's childhood, she is taken in and worshiped by a cult, who insist she has royal blood. She lives this lie until the cult is apprehended by soldiers, who punish the cultists and Ymir by injecting them with something and throwing them off a wall, resulting in them Titan Shifting. Ymir then spends the next 60 years as a Titan, only to happen upon Reiner, Bertholdt, Annie, and their friend Marcel. Marcel saves Reiner, but is eaten by Ymir, allowing her to return to human form. She realizes the freedom she felt in accepting who she was instead of living a lie was why she developed such empathy with Christa. Returning to the present, Ymir convinces Reiner and Bertholdt to allow her to Titan Shift and take Christa with them. When the 104th Trainees enter the forest, Titan Ymir singles out Christa and envelops her in her mouth before rejoining Reiner and Bertholdt. At the edge of the forest, Reiner shifts into the Armored Titan, and with Bertholdt, Eren and Titan Ymir on his shoulders, he flees, with the Scouts in hot pursuit.