Attack on Titan is no stranger to horrifying reveals. Deaths are a common thing in the franchise, and the Survey Corps has made all kinds of horrendous discoveries since Eren Yeager joined the military. The poor soldiers have learned plenty of dark secrets from the hidden Titans within humanity's wall and more. However, there have been few discoveries on Attack on Titan which carry gruesome implications like the one season two is hinting at now.
So, be warned! Spoilers rest below.
If you are a reader of Hajime Isayama's manga, then you are already well-aware of the secret Attack on Titan is about to expose. However, for anime-only fans, the latest episode of Attack on Titan was a traumatic one. In the episode titled "Southwestward," fans watched as a group of soldiers rushed to the town of Ragako with Connie Springer in tow. The boy hailed from the small village, and he wished to warn his homestead that Wall Rose had been infiltrated by Titans. But, when the boy got there, his village had been totally destroyed.
Oddly enough, there was no bodies or blood to signal the deaths of any village peoples. Connie took the absence as a good sign, but fans pieced together that all wasn't well soon enough. When the boy approached his childhood home, Connie saw a familiar-looking Titan sprawled over the property. The creature had the exact same eyes as Connie, and it even attempted to welcome Connie home. The soldier already seemed to know what had happened in his village by this point, and the Attack on Titan manga confirms his suspicions.
Anime fans met the terrifying Beast Titan in the premiere episode of season two, and the creature is responsible for Connie's grief. The strange monster is able to turn human Eldians into Titans without the use of any serums. All the Beast Titan has to do is used a sonic weapon to turn hoards of humans into mindless Titans. If you haven't guessed yet, Wall Rose was not infiltrated by Titans because of a breach; Rather, the Beast Titan turned humans who had lived within the area into Titans whom he could then control.
As for Connie, the boy saw himself in the Titan atop his childhood home because the creature is family. The Titan was created from Connie's mother, and Ymir later confirms the horrible act took place in the manga. Fans can expect to see that scene play out in the anime soon. In the manga, the resident of Wall Rose who were turned into Titans were all executed by the Military as there is no way to reverse the shift if the Beast Titan forced it upon them.
The synopsis for Attack on Titan's new season can be read 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!0comments
If you are not familiar with Attack on Titan, then you should know the popular anime is renowned for its intense action and gritty storylines. 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.