Attack On Titan All 9 Titan Shifters Powers Explained

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Titan Abilities Overview 


Frieda Prepares to Fight Grisha

Frieda bites her hand to transform

In order to transform, the human must suffer an injury that draws blood (often self-harm) while having a solid goal or belief in mind at the moment of injury. Being injured by another person is also sufficient. Once the transformation is initiated, a burst of energy is released, followed by the generation of the Titan body and a release of hot steam. After transforming, the human body rests within the nape of the Titan's neck as the center of control. The human body is also merged with the Titan's flesh inside to varying extents, most frequently on the area of the cheeks below the eyes.

If a Titan form is pushed to its limit, the human will emerge from the nape of its neck, sometimes in a semi-conscious or entirely unconscious state. If a Titan form is not exhausted, then its human form can emerge from the Titan form in full consciousness. In some cases, a human is able to partially emerge from their Titan body without fully leaving the nape.After the power of the Titans is used, oftentimes the area around the emerging human's eyes is marked by dark lines, which resembles the Titan in their possession, for a short period of time.

The ability to transform into a Titan can be hindered by injuries inflicted on the human body. A human can transform into a Titan with injuries as severe as a missing limb, but only if a previous transformation has not occurred recently. If a human emerges from their Titan form and receives severe injury, this person cannot transform into a Titan again until said injuries have healed.

Inheritors of the Nine Titans appear to be resistant to the normal absorption that creates mindless Pure Titans. However, this does not mean that they are immune to it. In the case of Eren Yeager, it has been shown that repeated transformations in a short period of time lead to decreased control over the Titan form, as well as diminished Titan size and power. As such, it seems that there is a limitation on how long a human can remain in a transformed Titan state before risking absorption. The length of time spent in a controllable transformed Titan depends on how skilled the human is, although even the most experienced can become incredibly fatigued for as long as several days after repetitive use. The exception to this appears to be the Cart Titan, which is known for its great endurance. Pieck is able to stay in her Titan form for at least two months.


Porco and Pieck trapped in the confinement area

Galliard and Pieck regenerating

Inheritors also gain their Titan's ability to regenerate, as long as they have the will to live. They are even able to grow back their entire head; however, regeneration from severe injuries such as lost limbs can strain their powers and prevent them from transforming for a period of time, and healing takes much longer as a human than as a Titan. The time it takes to regenerate depends on the extent of the injury and how focused the individual is on healing that area. This healing ability is not absolute, however, and can be overwhelmed if the injury is severe enough. It is also possible to delay the healing, which Eren uses to infiltrate Marley as an injured soldier. The only surefire way to kill a human with the power of the Titans is through severing the brain's connection to the rest of the body, although it is possible to survive even this by transferring the mind to the rest of the nervous system.

Memory inheritance

Armin sees the Colossus Titan in his dream

Armin sees Bertolt in his dream

Those who inherit the Nine Titans are also able to see the memories of previous inheritors to some extent. Blood relations between the inheritors of a Titan play a significant role in passing these memories. The inheritors of the Founding Titan from the Reiss family are able to access memories going back by dozens or perhaps hundreds of generations, while the current inheritor of the Founding Titan, Eren Yeager, is unable to see further back than his father's memories and on only one occasion saw back into the memories of Frieda Reiss who preceded Grisha. Other inheritors of the Nine Titans are shown to be able to see the memories of the previous Titan at the very least. However, this process appears to fail when blood relations are interrupted or not present, as Eren Yeager and Armin Arlert did not receive any memories immediately upon inheriting their Titan forms, and Porco Galliard was unable to see the memories of his brother Marcel, though he could see the memories of Ymir who succeeded Marcel and preceded Porco. Sometimes, the new inheritor will have dreams of a previous one, such as the case of Armin dreaming of Bertolt Hoover's final moments.

Royal blood

Zeke's scream

Zeke's "scream" ability is similar to the Founding Titan's

Royal blood allows the "full use of the power of the Titans." This is common knowledge in Marley. Only descendants of the royal family can fully utilize the Founding Titan's powers. Zeke Yeager, a royal from his mother's side, inherited the Beast Titan, but thanks to his royal blood, he can mimic some of the Founder's abilities, such as creating and controlling Pure Titans and even making them move at night using only moonlight; no other Beast Titan had these abilities. Unlike the Founding Titan, however, the control over Titans is not perfect: the Gluttonous Titan had shown some disobedience to Zeke's orders.

Curse of Ymir

Each person who inherits the Nine Titans is fated with the "Curse of Ymir," which limits their lifespan to only 13 years after first acquiring the power of the Titans. During the last years of their life, their body will weaken until they perish.

9. Cart Titan 


The Cart Titan possesses a level of endurance greater than that of the other Nine Titans, allowing for the inheritor to partake in long missions without the need for rest. Its absorption resistance allows it to maintain its Titan form for long periods of time and wear armaments like battle armor, mobile machine gun platforms, and cargo packs for a variety of tactics including the clearing of trenches, and long-term operations into enemy territory. On the downside, the Cart Titan has lower defenses than the other Nine Titans and is more likely to be taken down by a severe blow.

Quadrupedal form

The Cart Titan stands out as unusual among the Nine Titans for its quadrupedal form, which may be the source of its "Cart Titan" name.


The Cart Titan also possesses great speed, similar to the Jaw Titan, which was used during the Battle of Shiganshina to retrieve a defeated Zeke Yeager and Reiner Braun while also catching Levi and Hange, two of the Walls' most talented soldiers off guard


8. Founding Titan 


Wall Titans

King Fritz's Colossus Titans

Titan creation

The Founding Titan can transform Subjects of Ymir into Titans, and can even make them as massive as the Colossus Titan. Karl Fritz used this ability to create the thousands of Colossus Titans that make up the Walls.

Zeke Yeager's Beast Titan can also transform Subjects of Ymir into Titans by screaming after injecting those it wishes to transform with its spinal fluid. It is said that Zeke's Beast Titan has abilities similar to the Founding Titan;therefore, it can be assumed that the method for the Founding Titan is similar, if not identical.

Titan control

Eren protects Mikasa

Eren unknowingly uses the Founding Titan's power to protect Mikasa

By screaming, the Founding Titan grants its user the ability to control Titansat will and make them follow virtually any order. This was demonstrated by Eren Yeager, who unintentionally commanded nearby Titans to eat Dina Fritz's Titan and attack the Armored Titan. It was also used by Karl Fritz to build the Walls, commanding many Colossus Titans to harden their bodies and confine themselves into the resulting structures. Over a thousand years earlier, this same ability was used by Ymir Fritz—the first Founding Titan and progenitor of all Titans—who utilized the Titans to accomplish great deeds for her subjects, Eldia's forefathers, though these claims could never be supported. There is no known limit to the Founding Titan, though its range is so extensive as to make Titans perform actions which threaten their own lives. Rod Reiss stated that the power has the capacity to wipe out all the Titans, if used to its full potential.

Memory manipulation

Frieda erases Historia's memory

Frieda Reiss erases Historia's memory

Those who possess the Founding Titan are able to erase or modify the memory of Subjects of Ymir, even entire populations if skilled enough. It was used by Frieda Reiss to remove Historia's memories of her visits, and by the First King to make his subjects forget the history of the world before the Walls' installation, making him one of the few inside the Walls knowledgeable of the world's true status. These memories, however, appear to be accessible in dreams, as Historia would sometimes be able to dream about her encounters with Frieda, although she would forget about them once she awoke. However, non-Subjects of Ymir such as the Ackerman bloodline, the Asian clan, and the noble families are immune to this mental manipulation.

Bloodline necessity

Uri dies

Uri Reiss passes the Founding Titan to Frieda

Only a member of the royal family, either Fritz or Reiss, can make full use of the Founding Titan.However, it appears that if the Founding Titan is held within someone outside of the royal family, the power can still be used if the inheritor is in physical contact with a member of the royal family. This was seen when Eren unleashed the Founding Titan upon striking the hand of Dina Fritz's Titan form, and some time later when Rod and Historia Reiss laid hands on Eren's back, triggering the resurfacing of Grisha Yeager's memories.However, when attempting to see past memories while holding hands with Historia, this method failed. Eren has considered whether touching a royal-blooded Titan will work a second time, though he has not spoken this idea publicly out of concern for Historia's safety.

Despite inheriting the memories of the world and the ability to control the Titans, no Founding Titan of royal blood after the Great Titan War expressed any desire to free humanity from the Titans, even if the inheritor had expressed that desire before inheriting it. This was because these Founding Titans inherited the ideology of Karl Fritz along with his memories. Frieda used to suffer from fits of madness and depression due to those memories, and claimed that Eldians were sinners who deserved their punishment.

7. Colossus Titan 


Explosive transformation

Bertolt explodes

Bertolt transforms in Shinganshina District

Although all Titans generate enormous amounts of heat and energy when transforming, the Colossus Titan takes this to the next level. Its users can control the energy produced during their transformation to create various effects. For instance, when Bertolt attacks Trost District his transformation only causes a wind blast that knocks some trainees over the Wall.However, during the Battle of Shiganshina District, Bertolt releases a much larger explosion, creating a mushroom cloud of dust and rubble, ravaging part of the city, and killing a great number of Survey Corps soldiers. Armin Arlert also uses this ability to wipe out most of, if not all of the Marleyan naval fleet present at the Battle of Liberio.


The Colossus Titan is infamous for its incredible size, standing at a previously unseen 60 meters, high enough to peer over the top of the Walls. While the Pure Titans which form the foundations of the Walls also possess incredible height and a lack of skin similar to Bertolt's Titan, despite the former not possessing the power of the Titans, it appears that the size of the Colossus Titan is also a trait which is inherited in each successor, as evidenced by Zeke Yeager's opinion that an individual with the power of the Titans inherited from Bertolt provided assistance to Eren Yeager in destroying the 32 Marleyan scouting ships sent to Paradis Island.

Steam emission

The unique ability possessed by the Colossus Titan appears to be significant control over the amounts of steam emitted by its Titan body. In normal circumstances, Titans emit steam from wounds while regenerating, and their bodies would evaporate completely into steam after receiving a killing blow. The Colossus Titan is capable of emitting great amounts of steam at will. This power can be used for a variety of purposes. By emitting great amounts of steam at once, the pressure and force of the steam will burn and repel any individuals in close proximity to the Colossus Titan that are not fixed in place. And even if they are fixed to him, they will be constantly roasted by the heat, at the Titans mercy.

However, prolonged use of this ability takes a toll on the Titan, decreasing muscle mass gradually until only the skeletal structure remains. In some cases when it is necessary, the Colossus Titan is capable of evaporating its entire body at once, disappearing instantly. This does put the user in a position of great vulnerability, with no way of preventing a fall from a great height where the Titan form once was. However, this disadvantage can be alleviated if the user is wearing vertical maneuvering equipment.


6. Jaw Titan 


Speed and agility

Those who hold the power of the Jaw Titan demonstrate significant amounts of speed and agility in their Titan form, they can even move fast enough to catch one of the Nine Titans off guard. Though the Jaw Titan is relatively small and weak, its mobility excels in terrain such as Titan Forests.

Crushing strength

The Jaw Titan also possesses, as its name implies, an incredible biting and crushing strength in its jaws and nails which can be used with devastating efficiency against both Titans and man-made structures.Its claws are strong enough to cause severe damage to armored opponents such as turrets and even the crystal shell created by the War Hammer Titan. The force of the jaw is shown to be strong enough to chew through the hardened Titan armor generated by Eren as well as the aforementioned crystal shell surrounding the War Hammer Titan, something, not even the Attack Titan was able to achieve.

5. Beast Titan 


Powerful throwing

On its own, the Beast Titan is noted as being slightly larger than most of the other Nine Titans. It possesses a devastating ability to throw objects with great accuracy. This is notably used by Zeke Yeager's Beast Titan during the battle of Shiganshina District to wipe out most of the Survey Corps with crushed rocks and at the Battle of Fort Slava, where it performed the role of heavy artillery, launching missiles and wiping out the entire Mid-East Allied Forces fleet.


The Beast Titan is able to harden its body at will to protect itself from attacks. During his brief battle with Levi, Zeke Yeager tries to harden the nape of the Beast Titan to protect himself. However, this ability needs some time to prepare, as Levi is able to attack Zeke before he can harden his Titan.

Zeke Yeager's abilities

Zeke Yeager's Beast Titan has unique abilities that no other Beast Titan had, thanks to his royal blood. The nature of its power is similar to that of the Founding Titan.

Titan creation

Zeke's scream

Zeke's scream turning Subjects of Ymir into Titans

With his royal blood, one of the most perilous attributes of Zeke's Beast Titan is the ability to turn Subjects of Ymir into Titans. If a person is given Zeke's spinal fluid he is able to transform them with a roar, much like the scream-based abilities of the Founding Titanand the Female Titan. This ability can be used to devastating effect on the unsuspecting, such as the initiation of the Wall Rose invasion after the residents of Ragako were turned into Titans with the Beast Titan's power,and when the Marleyan military made use of this power to drop Titans onto Fort Slava in an airstrike.

Titan control

Zeke's Beast Titan is able to exercise some control over Pure Titans through a scream-based ability. Using vocal commands, the Beast Titan is able to direct the actions of Pure Titans and can command them to move, resist the urge to eat humans, and stay in place. Titans under Zeke's control are even able to function using only moonlight without falling into fatigue. However, this ability is evidently imperfect; some Titans like the Gluttonous Titan can somewhat ignore Zeke's Beast Titan's orders.

4. Female Titan 

Titan attraction

Similar to the Founding Titan and Zeke Yeager's Beast Titan, the Female Titan is able to exercise some influence over Pure Titans through a scream-based ability;it possesses the ability to attract Pure Titans. Annie Leonhart used this ability to gather Titans on Paradis Island to the Wallsduring the fall of Wall Maria.

The downside of the attraction ability is that once the Titans following the Female arrive at her location, they will attack the Female Titan and eat its body. Under normal circumstances, this could lead to disaster for the user of the Female, but on some occasions, this phenomenon can be used to their advantage. With vertical maneuvering equipment, the user can escape from the Female Titan as other Titans consume its body, and the steam emitted from the continuously inflicted wounds can serve as a cover for the user if they do not desire to be seen.


The Female Titan is also known for its high endurance and mobility, the greatest instance of this being the journey to the Walls, where Annie Leonhart ran what can be deduced as near to the coastline of Paradis Island to the distant Walls, although this exhausted her to the point of resting in bed for several hours.


The Female Titan's hardened fist

The Female Titan hardens its fist to deal a severe blow to the Attack Titan

In addition to her Titan's scream ability, Annie Leonhart possessed the ability to harden her skin to diamond-like strength, able to shatter blades of ultrahard steel upon contact. She can also use this ability while coming out of her Titan's nape to create a diamond-like cocoon.Besides its defensive properties, Annie's hardening gives her melee attacks significantly stronger power, with a single well-placed blow being capable of dismembering or even decapitating an enemy Titan.

 3. Armored Titan 

Armored skin

Mikasa attacks Armored Titan

Mikasa fails to break through the Armored Titan's hardened skin

The defining feature of the Armored Titan is the all-encompassing layer of plated, armor-like segments of hardened skin protecting the Titan body. This armor is capable of protecting the Titan form from significant amounts of damage, even a direct hit from a cannon or the ultrahard steel blades of vertical maneuvering equipment. However, the armor has some limitations and is not capable of protecting the user from high-power weaponry such as the Mid-East Allied Forces' anti-Titan artillery.

One disadvantage of the Armored Titan's skin is the decreased speed of the Titan form. Whether due to increased weight or restrained movement, the Armored Titan is only capable of maintaining moderate running speeds when completely armored.This can be alleviated if the user chooses to shed segments of the armor to increase movement capability, such as the armor behind the knees, enabling the Titan to move with incredible speed.

2. War Hammer Titan



Hardened Weapon Creation

Weapon creation in action

Structural hardening

The War Hammer Titan can produce and manipulate structures that are made up of hardened Titan flesh. The structures can be weaponized—forming pikes large enough to impale and lift a Titan, flood areas with protrusions such as spikes, and manifest its signature war hammer.This ability can also create flexible weapons, such as the string of a crossbow or the whips of a cat-o'-nine-tails out of its own brand of hardening.

Much like the Female Titan, this hardening can also be used to encase the human operator of the War Hammer in a crystalline barrier.While durable, this crystal can be damaged when struck or crushed by a more resilient structure, such as the Jaw Titan's claws and teeth.

Remote operation

War hammer cord

The cable that connects the War Hammer Titan to its operator

Unlike any other Titan, it is possible for the War Hammer Titan's operator to remove its control center from its nape. If this is the case, the body of the Titan will be connected to its operator by a long "string of flesh" starting from the left heel of the Titan; this is how the operator controls the Titan. If the cable is severed, the War Hammer Titan is rendered inactive, although a new body can still be made.Unlike the other Nine Titans , the Titan body emerges from the ground upon transformation, instead of its nape.

This ability, when combined with the hardening abilities, makes the War Hammer Titan incredibly difficult to defeat: the Titan itself has no weak spots and the human operator is protected inside an extremely durable crystal shell.

1. Attack Titan 


Eren didn't have the hardening power initially. His power is the mixture of Founding Titan Attack Titan. But later he gained the hardening ability. His this new ability was shown in the manga, not in the anime series.



Titan control

Eren protects Mikasa

Eren unknowingly uses the Founding Titan's power to protect Mikasa

By screaming, the Founding Titan grants its user the ability to control Titansat will and make them follow virtually any order. This was demonstrated by Eren Yeager, who unintentionally commanded nearby Titans to eat Dina Fritz's Titan and attack the Armored Titan But due to Eren lacking Royal Blood He can't utilize all the abilities of the Founding titan He was only able to unleash the powers as making brief contact with Dina Fritz in her titan form.

Berserker Mode? 

This is a popular fan theory but it hasn't been confirmed in the manga. This started due to the dark red/ fiery appearance while Eren (Attack Titan) was Attacking Annie (Female Titan) In Season 1


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