Annie Leonhart, also known as the Female Titan, is a major antagonist in the anime series and manga Attack on Titan. A 14 meter high Titan with a unique feminine character design for a primordial titan, encountered during the operation to reclaim the Maria Wall. She possesses intelligence, in-depth knowledge of unarmed combat and the ability to regenerate or harden certain parts of her body as she pleases during combat 👊. She is the main antagonist of season 1 of the anime .
During her childhood she was trained by her father 🥋 and later by Sieg Jäger and Theo Magath for the people of Mahr alongside Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, Marcel Galliard, Porco Galliard and Pieck . All of them grew up in Liberio, and were locked up in an internment area, more precisely in one of the ghettos where the Eldians of Mahr live.
She serves as the protagonist in the series, while also secretly acting as an offscreen antagonist 📺, until the Female Titan arc, where she is introduced as the main antagonist, appearing mostly disguised in her titan form. , his interventions are planned and commissioned by Reiner. Like Bertolt, she obediently follows Reiner’s plans and ideas, killing Marco Bott, then titans Sawney and Bean along with Reiner, and finally attempting to capture Eren on numerous occasions under the latter’s orders.
Appearance of the Female Titan
Annie is small but has a good build. Her hair is blonde and ends near her eyes 👀. Annie’s eyes are blue and she usually has a stoic face and rarely smiles. She wears the same uniform as everyone else.
In Annie’s Titan form, she is noticeably different, but she maintains her features in outline. Annie still has her blonde hair and blue eyes, but she is very tall nonetheless. Unlike the other Titans, Annie didn’t keep much skin and only has muscle tissue and some skin around her waist. Finally, Annie has a very well endowed muscular body, with biceps and triceps as well as voluminous thighs 💪.
Personality of Annie Leonhart
Annie is seen as an isolated and cold person; friendships don’t come easily to him. She is rarely seen smiling and her face is often devoid of emotion. She hardly wants to get involved in disciplines or activities of no interest to her. She focuses exclusively on entering the Special Brigades to achieve an easy and peaceful life away from troubles. Yet she seems to have a strange respect and even a certain fascination with people who have a deep sense of duty and righteousness. For people who care about their fate and can dedicate their life, or even die, to causes in which they believe 🙏.
Annie became truly selfish, as she was abandoned at birth and used as a tool by everyone she knew , even by her father who wanted a better life through her. She has no interest in protecting foreigners, because she is not attached to the majority of humanity.
While other soldiers aim to improve the lives of their people or protect the world 🛡 Annie only cares about seeing her father 👨👧. She thinks everyone is rotten which is why she only pursues short term goals as they only satisfy her immediate desires. Perhaps her admiration for people dedicated to a cause beyond them stems from the fact that she knows her small goals will not satisfy her, unlike the feelings she gets from the pursuit of justice, morality, or good faith. almost unrealizable dreams 💭.
Despite Annie’s usually cold, ruthless, bloodthirsty, obnoxious, violent demeanor, she is shown expressing her feelings in various ways. She was clearly angry when Reiner teased her about her constant avoidance of unarmed combat training. Despite her apparent callousness, she expressed a degree of guilt and shock, especially when she apologized to a certain corpse after the Battle of Trost.. Annie is also known to be very dedicated and loyal in her mission as Warrior Mahr, to the point of killing many innocent people to achieve her goal (she also attempted to kill several of her former comrades), and to shed tears when she failed to capture Eren 💧.
Although she seems indifferent to her high abilities as a melee fighter, she remains proud of her skills and even seems to enjoy the very notion of combat as inferred by Eren. The only time she could be seen smiling in an attentive, positive, and thoughtful manner was when she was curious to teach Eren how to fight in her unique fighting style.
Annie Leonhart story
Beginning of life
Annie was born as a half Eldian by her father Eldian, which resulted in her being abandoned by her mother. She is adopted by Mr. Leonhart who teaches her all the martial arts 🤼♀️ in the hope that she will join the Warriors to enrich herself. Her training made her insensitive to life, to herself and to others. She is chosen to inherit the Female Titan.
In 845, she was chosen to participate in the spotting operation on the Isle of Paradise 🏝. One day before leaving for the operation, her father apologizes for his harsh upbringing and asks Annie to come back. She is surprised and has changed in the process. During the operation, she, Reiner and Bertholdt fled after Marcel’s death. She blames Reiner for the situation and offers him to leave the island, but the latter insists on continuing the mission. Annie gets angry and beats Reiner, but is strangled by Reiner, who will become Marcel’s replacement. She reluctantly continues the operation.
Annie uses her Female Titan to attract the Original Titan. However, this tires out Annie who runs from the coast to the Wall without resting. She falls unconscious with the Warriors who infiltrate inside the Wall as refugees , young Annie is among the refugees receiving her food rations 🥫.
Later, Annie appears as a member of the 104th Training Brigade, observing the other budding soldiers who are going to undergo Keith Shadis’ “rite of passage”. However, the instructor does not say a word to Annie and the others, as their faces prove that they have already been through hell on Earth 🌋 . Two years later, during the brigade’s hand-to-hand combat training, Annie is seen slipping away, and Reiner confronts her for it.
He asks Eren to confront Annie , much to her apparent anger. However, the latter effortlessly knocks him down and Reiner soon follows him 🔪, also ending up on the ground. Eren praises Annie for her technique and although she reveals that it was her father who taught her the movement, as Eren shows interest, she dismisses the idea and claims that such training is unnecessary and continues to happen. making fun of the whole military system and even his father’s ideals. Later, Annie observes Eren who uses his movement in front of Jean. She then expresses a willingness to teach Eren the correct way to perform it.
Battle of Trost District
Shortly after graduation, the Colossal Titan as well as the Armored Titan appear in the Trost District and smash the Outer Gate 🚪, letting the Titans enter the city. Although the evacuation is complete, the soldiers are unable to return due to a lack of gas, much to everyone’s dismay. In this situation, Annie is suddenly approached by Mikasa, looking for Eren. She is then surprised to learn that he, along with most of his squad, would have been killed in a battle. Trying to keep her cool, Mikasa attempts to push everyone into action, with Annie and the others rushing after her to reach HQ and refuel. They succeed in the end, but with losses ⚰.
As the mysterious Titan Assailant pushes back most of the Titans attacking the HQ, Annie and the others attempt to get rid of the little Titans inside. After the plan is successful, the group sees the Assailant Titan being devoured by other Titans. Annie hears Jean and Reiner arguing over whether to act or not and proclaims that the Titan must be kept alive as he could serve as a powerful ally. That’s when she learns Eren’s ability to change into a Titan after he emerges from the back of the rebellious Titan.
Unbeknownst to the rest of the soldiers, Eren is interrogated by Kitts Verman who ultimately attempts to kill him due to his ability as a Titan. Annie and the others hear the lightning caused by Eren’s second transformation, although half-done, his Titan form allows Mikasa and Armin to be defended from cannon fire. This alarms Reiner enough that he rushes close to the lightning, quickly followed by Jean, Annie and Bertolt. They then witness the scene where Eren’s Titan form is surrounded by stationary Guard soldiers. They witness Armin’s attempt to persuade the soldiers that Eren is strategically important to humanity until Dot Pixis arrives and arrests Verman 👴. After the Battle of Trost, Annie apologizes to an unknown corpse as she, Reiner, and Bertolt help clean up the corpses of other soldiers. Later, as they watch the corpses burn 🔥, Annie and others are asked by Jean about their choice of which military branch they want to join as he exclaims that he is going to enlist in the Special Brigades 🦄.
The bow of the female titan
Shortly after Eren’s enlistment in the Exploration Battalion, the two Titans captured for research 🔍, Sonny and Bean, are killed.and the Military Brigade checks the three-dimensional maneuvering devices of the trainees. Meanwhile, Armin, Annie, and Connie Springer discuss which military branch they want to join. When Annie reveals that she will go to the Special Brigades, Connie considers joining them as well and asks her advice. Annie responds by telling her that it is up to him to make this decision, not her. When she learns that Armin intends to join the Exploration Battalion, she asks him what he would do if he was ordered to die. He replies that if the reasons are good, then he will. Annie thinks he is physically weak, but he is nevertheless very strong in his heart ❤. AlthoughAnnie showed Marco Bott’s three-dimensional maneuvering equipment for inspection as her own , unbeknownst to her, making Armin suspicious of her. Finally, during the call for tenders from the Army Corps, Annie leaves to join the Special Brigades.
During the 57th Exploration Battalion Expedition, Annie makes her first appearance in her Female Titan form as she leads a party of Titans to capture Eren , wiping out the majority of the scouts on the right side of the Battalion’s formation. . While advancing in the formation, Annie meets Armin. Although she stuck, recognizing his face under the hood, she decides to spare her life and continues her search for Eren. Armin, Jean, and Reiner unite and deduce that she is aiming to capture Eren , realizing that Annie may have acted on false information as part of Erwin’s plan. The three men deduce that it is more likely that Eren is in the central column, the
Armin, Jean, and Reiner coordinate a plan to try to distract Annie and give the other soldiers time to regroup , but before they can attack her, she manages to outsmart them and incapacitate Armin. Although Jean engages her in a fight, her stamina and knowledge of the weaknesses of the Titans allows her to gain the advantage as she constantly covers the back of her neck with her Titan form 🛡. Before Annie manages to kill Jean, bloodied Armin attempts to distract her by labeling Eren as a suicidal while falsely claiming his death. This causes Annie’s movements to stop in a state of hesitation and confusion, giving Jean time to escape as Reiner attempts to attack her.
Annie manages to catch Reiner in mid-flight, briefly manipulating him before crushing him. To Jean and Armin’s surprise, Reiner frees himself by cutting off his fingers 🖐and manages to come to Armin’s aid, leaving Annie motionless. As the trio tries to escape, Annie begins to move towards the formation of the Exploration Battalion’s central column, which Armin deduces that Annie may have learned of Eren’s position in the formation . Annie continues to walk towards Eren’s location, encountering several soldiers from the Battalion, killing them in various brutal ways. While the formation is heading towards the forest of giant trees, Annie follows suit and ends up catching up with Eren and the special ops team as they try to escape on horseback 🏇.
Annie is finally drawn into a trap where her movements are stopped by artillery fire armed with harpoons 🏹. Annie temporarily interrupts her pursuit as Erwin and the team members attempt to damage her hands in various ways in an attempt to bring her out of her Titan form. Levi’s constant provocations cause her to utter a roar that draws many Titans to her position.. Much to Erwin’s surprise, the roar was meant to cause the Titans to devour her female Titan form, allowing Annie to escape her Titan form undetected using her maneuver gear. As Erwin orders all personnel to retreat, Annie dons a Battalion cloak to disguise herself and launches a green rocket to lure Eren and the team the rest of the soldiers in her direction.
When Annie joins the group, she is taken for Levi, but not for long, as Gunther questions her identity. Annie quickly gets rid of Gunther, killing him with the help of her blades. As Eren and the Special Ops team continue to flee, Annie transforms into the Female Titan for the second time, continuing her quest to capture Eren. Although Eren initially wishes to face him in his Titan form, the Special Ops squad manages to convince him to trust them by engaging in combat with Annie. Although they seem to gain the advantage to the point of injuring her and cornering her against a tree 🌳, the Expedition squad is suddenly overwhelmed by Annie who demonstrates her targeted regeneration ability andhis ability to generate a crystalline substance to protect his neck .
Annie simultaneously kills Eld, Petra, and Oluo, causing Eren to turn around and ultimately face him in his Titan form. The two engage in brutal combat using hand-to-hand combat techniques, Annie uses her combat skills and agility to defeat Eren. With her advantage in combat, she manages to neutralize Eren’s Titan form with her signature kick 🦶. Tired and exhausted from the fight, Eren is captured by Annie keeping him in the mouth of his Female Titan form. Although Annie begins to run away, Mikasa pursues her by continuously attacking her in a fit of rage after witnessing Eren’s capture by Annie.
Mikasa is then joined by Levi, and the two work together to intercept Annie who continues to flee. Although Annie attempts to defend herself, she begins to be overwhelmed by the tide of attacks inflicted by the two, which allows Levi to neutralize her while having a breach to cut off the Titan’s mouth and save Eren from the interior 👄 . As Mikasa and Levi decide to retire with Eren unconscious, Levi sees Annie in her form of the Female Titan who stands still and cries. Some time later, Annie wakes up in her room in the Stohess neighborhood within the Sina Wall. Her hair is described as having the same appearance as that of the Female Titan when not tied in a bun.
Upon arriving with other Brigade recruits, Annie is teased by Hitch and Marlowe , but Boris Feulner tells them to leave her alone, believing that she has not recovered from the battle and that she is the only one. to have real combat experience. The group is then given a mission in which they must guard a Battalion convoy with permission to use their maneuver equipment. Soon after leaving on his mission, Armin approaches him and asks him to help him hide Eren until they can convince the king to better protect the walls. Annie reluctantly agrees by putting on a ring 💍 and escorts them to a place where they can hide.
When Eren and Armin try to convince her to join them in an underground passage, she refuses because she is supposedly afraid, while expressing her distrust of their plan. As Eren and Armin continue to plead for Annie to join them and prove her innocence, Mikasa, tired of their argument, removes her hood and pulls out her blades while revealing her maneuvering gear. She openly refers to Annie as the Female Titan, taunting her into fighting like the other two have done before. Their suspicions are confirmed when Annie visibly smiles, relieved and accepting that they discover her identity as a Female Titan, as evidenced by her refusal to enter the passage, where she cannot transform ⚡.
Annie praises Armin’s efforts for betting on his plan, then stating that his bet is only just beginning. After Armin sends a signal, members of the Battalion in disguise come out of their hiding place and overpower Annie. Seemingly captured and motionless, she still manages to open a small blade hidden in her ring with a thumbs up and injure herself 🩸, which allows her to transform into a Female Titan, killing all those who in one fell swoop. were holding her back. Resuming her attempts to capture Eren, Armin and Mikasa realize how desperate she is and try to get him to fight her. Overcoming his initial hesitation, Eren transforms into a Titan and confronts Annie in her Titan form.
Annie tries to escape to the wall shortly after Eren’s transformation. She is pursued by him, Mikasa, and several squads of the Exploration Battalion. The chase continues until Annie reaches flat land with no buildings. With nowhere to hang their grappling hooks ⚓ maneuvering equipment, the Battalion squads and Mikasa are forced to make a long detour, while Eren sets off on his own in pursuit. Annie takes the opportunity to try one last time to capture Eren. A brief struggle ensues between them, and Annie gives Eren a brutal blow, smashing her Titan’s skull with her fist, which immobilizes him again. Believing he is defeated, Eren’s determination to kill the Titans drives him to attack, she continues to try to escape by scaling the wall but is caught by Eren. They both fight and Eren punches Annie’s eye out. In deep pain, Annie suddenly nudges Eren and runs towards the wall.
Armin, realizing that it is impossible to catch her with the maneuvering equipment, asks Titan Eren to throw Mikasa upwards., towards Annie. Her plan works and Mikasa reaches Annie moments before she is about to reach the top of the wall. Without the slightest hesitation, she cuts off all of Annie’s Titan fingers , leaving her to struggle to hang on. Mikasa then tells her to fall and pushes her by the head. Eren, in his Titan form, holds the body down as the two soldiers cut through the flesh and try to extract Annie. While extracting Annie from the body of the Titan, they discover that she is completely enclosed in a crystal presumably indestructible 💎. She therefore cannot be questioned and all their efforts to capture her are in vain.
Heaven War Arc
She was stuck in her crystal for over 4 years, and was only taken care of by Hitch and Armin. She remained semi-conscious and able to hear the words of her friends. She was freed from her crystal when Eren destroyed all the walls, allowing Annie and Hitch to escape from Stohess🏃♀️.
Victims of the Female Titan
Carla Yeager (implicated)
Marco Bott (implicated)
Darius Baer Walbrunn
Female Wall Cultist
Former Female Titan Holder
Numerous citizen accounts of Shiganshina District (implicated)
Several Unidentified soldiers from Exploration Battalion
Numerous citizens of Stohess district (implicated)
Various facts about Annie Leonhart
Like the three Moles Warrior Mahr, Annie serves as a foil and counterpart to one of the main characters. In his case, it is Mikasa ; both are very gifted fighters who rarely show their emotions and are very withdrawn, but Mikasa lives for Eren and Armin, while Annie rejects everyone because of her trust issues. Additionally, Mikasa is quite tall, has dark hair and mostly fights on instinct, while Annie is petite, has blonde hair and is based on complex techniques 🔃. However, Annie and Mikasa are only alike when looking at their superficial aspects. In terms of character, personality and reasoning, the two are nothing alike.
Despite her ruthless, sadistic and reprehensible nature, she genuinely cares about her comrades, for example when she faced Armin twice as a Titan on the battlefield, she let him live both times, and seemed hurt when Armin used emotional blackmail to expose her because she respected him. She also sobbed when Reiner manipulated her into helping him kill Marco ☠ instead of letting Bertholdt do it for him, as Reiner had noticed that she was starting to feel too much compassion towards humanity in the walls.
Annie and her two companions don’t work together like Eren, Mikasa and Armin do. There is no good communication between them, with Reiner having to do most of the work as he doubts Annie and considers Bertholdt unreliable. Annie and Reiner don’t seem to get along much, although the latter worries about his safety.