Why Mikasa is the Real Protagonist of the Attack on Titan and Not Eren

SPOILER ALERT!!!

THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM THE ORIGINAL SOURCE.


Attack on Titan is one of the bloodiest and cruel anime series of all time yet love by many fans all over the world.

The series is known for its inhumane gigantic man-eating titans that were strolling outside the walls that results of uncountable numbers of deaths for 2000 years. Having an enemy that gives fear and despair to the world, humanity is in the brink of extinction.

Eren Yeager, the main character of the series, the man who sought freedom and keep moving forward for the better world of his love ones, especially Mikasa.

After the released of the final chapter of Attack on Titan, which was Chapter 139, a lot of details had been revealed by Hajime Isayama that would give us all kinds of emotions because of how well written the story.

Mikasa is the true protagonist of the story that was chosen by Ymir and the story revolves around Eren’s point of view of how he eradicated all of the titans with Armin Arlert’s narration.


Here is the reason why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan…

1. Mikasa Ackerman was the First Character Created By Isayama Hajime

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Mikasa Ackerman is one of the characters in Attack on Titan that love by many fans, but did you know that Mikasa was the first character that Hajime Isayama was first created?

According to one of his interviews, when he was asked who was the character that he was first created, he said “It was Mikasa, actually”.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Hajime Isayama admitted that he got Mikasa’s name after battleships believing that names that came from battleships become popular.

Mikasa being the first character that made by creator shows that Isayama truly revolves the story around Mikasa that adds to the fascinating plot twist of the series.

2. “To You, 2000 years From Now” Refers to Mikasa

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Attack on Titan was first released on 2013 and until now it is still under way waiting for the release of final season part 2 by Mappa.

The 1st episode of the series was titled “To You, 2000 Years From now”, thinking back what happenned to the final chapter of the manga in Chapter 139 which is heartbreaking, this title referred not to Eren or Armin but to Mikasa, who has a lot of influence to the story.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Ymir, being the responsible for the cruel world caused by titans, waited for someone who has the power to break the curse that slaved her from despair.

Having a lot of twist of the story by great written story of Hajime Isayama, details like this will made us realize that story revolves around Mikasa in the point of view of Eren.

3. Hajime Isayama’s Signature is Chibi Mikasa with Scarf

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Hajime Isayama started the series ‘Attack on Titan’ in 2009 and won an award in 2011 that started his career.

As time goes by, Attack on Titan series were getting popular and getting a lot of support from his fans furthermore Hajime Isayama was gained popularity because of his work. He drew a lot of Attack on Titan characters for fans and to whoever like it and requested for it especially in Anime Conventions where anime are the center of the event. Drawing a lot of anime, Hajime Isayama’s signature to his drawing won’t be forgotten.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season
why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season
why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Isayama’s drawings has always signature of Mikasa of it realizing that Mikasa truly is the center of the series Attack on Titan that for us to realize.

4. The Rumbling Depends on Mikasa’s Answer to Eren

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Eren and Mikasa are the two of the most important characters in Attack on Titan including Armin, knowing that they were already a companion since they were a kids.

Attack on Titan revolves around cruelty of the world where they live in.

Despite of having no romance in the series, Eren and Mikasa’s romantic interest was still a mystery until the final chapter of the series had been revealed.

In the Chapter 123 of the manga where Eren asked what is he to Mikasa has a lot of influence to the story that wasn’t directly stated by Isayama through the story.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Eren having the power to foresee events in the future had become too burden to him to carry knowing that he can’t avoid the inevitable. Just like the battle in Marley where Sasha died, he asked what was her last words which was “Meat” and-that what exactly he saw in the future.

Eren tried to ask Mikasa if what is he to him knowing if he changed some circumstances in the future. When Mikasa said that he is a family to her, Eren realized that the future he saw was really unavoidable because he already saw that coming.

If Mikasa confess her true feelings to Eren, he may not proceed to his original plan, the rumbling and prevent himself from sacrificing.

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5. Ymir was Been Waiting for Mikasa for 2000 years

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Due to the fascinating plot twists of the series Attack on Titan, no one can predicted what will really happen to the story until the final chapter of the series was released.

The story started 2000 years ago when Ymir, the first titan, had been fell in love to the king despite of the cruelty she experienced from him. Having a Founding Titan power that can rule over the world was a curse that was passed down to every generation until it was handed down to Eren.

Ymir’s curse was continued for a long time until she saw how Mikasa sacrificed her love for the sake of freedom that Ymir never did, that caused of her slavery to the King.

For the 2000 years that Ymir was slaved by her own curse, she finally found a person that will enlighten her that one must sacrifice in order to gain the freedom.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

6. Mikasa was the Key For Saving Ymir from King Fritz’s Slavery

A lot of fans has been astonished by the ending of the series Attack on Titan that made us amazed and cry at the same time.

Those who haven’t read the manga would think that Eren is the main person that will save the humanity, but the plot twist won’t allow that. For the thousand of years of being under the slavery of curse by the love of Ymir to the King, she finally come to understand the true meaning of love through Mikasa who surrendered her own love for the sake of freedom.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

Ymir did everything for King regardless of being controlled and still love him in spite of all horrible things she had experienced, but because of Mikasa, she finally discovered the realization she sought.

7. The Last Scene was Mikasa Waiting for Eren

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

The last scene of Attack on Titan after the freedom and peace Eren had fight for has been fulfilled and everyone can live without the fear of titans.

While humanity was enjoying lives that new to them, Mikasa was sitting near Eren’s grave, hoping that she could see him again.

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

This scene isn’t bloody or cruel yet this will be the one of the most sorrowful moment in the whole series that sure everyone will cried for after it gain an anime adaptation.

Thinking through this sorrowful scene, Mikasa really was the one started the story by being chosen by Ymir to break the curse and ended the story wishing for Eren to come back where they started

why Mikasa is the true protagonist of Attack on Titan final season

The series Attack on Titan is very well written from the start to finish that would teach us a lot of realizations that we can use in the real world where the true freedom for us lies.


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