Top 10 Best Attack on Titan Characters

The Top Ten
1 Levi Ackerman Levi Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the main protagonists in the second half of season 1. His most notable feature is being "Humanity's strongest".

Levi is, first of all, a great soldier. I love his fighting style, and I love how cool he is. He can quickly analyze the situation and decide what needs to be done, as shown in the courtroom scene. Sure, his method was a bit violent, but it was necessary to keep Eren alive and to get the judge to allow him the chance to prove himself before further decisions were made.

Not only is he a good leader, but Levi also cares for his troops. In episode 9, when a dying soldier asked with his dying breath if he had been useful, I thought that this moment would decide whether or not I would love Levi or hate him. So when Levi sincerely assured him that he was and promised to take down all Titans, and he even took the soldier's bloodied hand even though he hates uncleanliness, that's when he won me over.

Speaking of that, I absolutely love his obsession with cleanliness. It adds another side to his personality and makes his character more real. And it is kind of hilarious.

2 Mikasa Ackerman Mikasa Ackerman is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. She accompanies the main protagonist Eren Jaeger. Her most notable feature is the red scarf that she wears. She is one of the most strongest characters in the Attack on Titan franchise.

Mikasa is amazing, and why are people trying to make her look bad? First, they say she's too perfect and doesn't have any flaws. Then, they claim she's too overprotective, which is a flaw - just saying. She's a normal human being who went through the trauma of seeing her parents murdered and then having to murder someone herself. After that, she was taken into the Yeager family and made a home with them until the Titans attacked, and she lost that too. So, forgive her for being overprotective of the family she has left. And she's not overpowered. She's a prodigy, a genius. You get people like that who are annoyingly just naturally talented, which sucks for us normal people. But don't hate on her just because she's talented.

She was trained by the military, and that's why she knows how to fight Titans. Along with all of that, she is kind, good, and cares deeply for her friends. She is also strong and always helping out where she can. And with all of that, she's pretty cute and beautiful too. I think she's one of the best female anime characters there is. And after Levi, she is the best character in AOT. She's strong, independent physically but dependent emotionally, overprotective but kind and good, and is one of the best soldiers out there.

3 Eren Yeager Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

He had fire in his heart. Even though he was terrible at training in the beginning, his determination is what kept him going. He is not flawless like Mikasa, so he feels real too. He lost his mother, so he has the perfect motivation to kill all the Titans. His evolution into a great soldier was epic. The fact he also survived the stomach of Santa Titan Claus is another highlight! In fact, I relate to Eren a lot. When I was in school, I used to be a little hot-headed. When someone talked to me, I talked back. When someone tried to hit me or hurt me, I stood up, no matter how big they were. I would lose at times, but that wouldn't make me quit. Seriously, Eren is actually very well written compared to Mikasa.

Eren is my dude without a shred of doubt, and everyone should aspire to have the same drive, the same ambition - the passion. He's often viewed unfavorably, and that's unfortunate. I mean, look, he's arguably had some of the toughest experiences and reacted differently from his peers, from which all of his rage and aggression is derived. I've always admired his inability to accept the nonsense of the world, to accept things for how they are.

His strength and innate desire to protect his friends are also a plus, which is a trope at this point, but somehow he personifies these things so much better. Even his penchant for justice was rooted deeply when he was a child (the cabin scene where he slaughters kidnappers and murderers like animals to save Mikasa).

This is a character that has flaws but will push to the ends of the planet to see his dreams fulfilled (hopefully he kisses Mikasa along the way).

"If you win, you live. If you lose, you die. If you don't fight, you can't win."

4 Armin Arlert Armin Arlert is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He accompanies the Protagonist Eren Jaeger. He is mostly known for his smart and quick witted mind. His notable feature is wanting to explore the world outside the walls.

He may seem like an innocent boy, but watch yourself. Armin is the type of guy who can rip you to shreds without you even noticing what's going on. I love how his character develops in the story from an innocent boy to a strong man, but he still remains the same nice soul as before! Truly adore him!

I believe that the thing that makes a character truly great is their character development, and Armin's got a lot of that. First of all, Armin's mental abilities are no joke, and it's because of him that many characters are still alive due to his quick thinking AND quick acting. He is willing to sacrifice himself if it means success for the plan and acts as bait without hesitation. Just try to remember all the times he saved the world with his plans, and you will realize that the story owes him a lot of twists.

As for his development, he begins as a scared boy with no confidence in himself at all and goes on to become a fearless soldier with strategic skills that he gradually begins to gain confidence in. To be more clear, he manages to always turn his fear into courage, which is why his brains work so well to make efficient plans. He's also the voice of reason when his friends are sunk in madness. Therefore, I believe he should be at the top of this poll because everything he lacks in terms of physical power, he has it extra in every other aspect.

5 Jean Kirstein

Honestly, Jean is one of the most relatable characters in the entire series. He doesn't want to be a coward, but at the same time, he is afraid and hesitated to kill. In the first few episodes, I didn't really like him, but later on, his feelings and fears seemed more real to me than any other character!

I always have such a hard time choosing my favorite SNK character. Jean holds a special place in my heart, though. I love how relatable he is. He was bullied as a kid for being fat, and it turned him into a complete ass who thinks he's better than everyone else. He was selfish. All he cared about was his own safety. But as the series goes on, Jean gets attached to the people around him. He makes friends, and when the battle of Trost starts, he realizes just how much he wants to protect the people around him. Marco dies at Trost, and Jean decides to join the Survey Corps to protect the friends he's made and to make sure that this never happens to anyone else. Amazing how much he changes for the better, how he really is a good person that regrets who he used to be.

6 Hange Zoë Hange Zoë is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Let's all be honest, we all need some humor in all this seriousness. To me, Hange is one of the most relatable characters. Why? Because she can be deadly serious and hilariously interested in science. She has emotions that she doesn't reveal to others much, and she's one of the most fierce leaders ever!

Hange is the heart of the Scouts, and I, of course, love her so much. She's crazy, funny, beautiful, and relatable. I do like Annie, Mikasa, and Historia, but personally, I prefer her! She is like a fearless beast. She can be crazy at times and is one of the scariest when angry! She is rarely seen without a smile, and I love it. I've already seen girls like Annie, Historia, and Mikasa. Hange's character is a lot more original than others! Her intelligence is almost matchable to Levi's fighting skills. I ship them personally. They look cute together! xx

When I first saw her, I fell in love. Hange's character is so lovable because she's funny at times and serious during battle. I loved that one scene when (spoilers) after Mikasa had attacked Levi and pinned him down, instead of attacking her (which Hange could have easily done), she pulled Mikasa into a hug and tried to talk instead of using violence. This is one of the reasons Hange came to be one of my favorite characters.

7 Sasha Blouse Sasha Blouse is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

Sasha, unlike most of the characters, can be fun and childish yet serious and brave. No other characters of Attack on Titan have ever portrayed a perfect balance of comedy and strength. We may have Mikasa, Levi, etc., that make us awe in amazement due to their skills and abilities, but characters such as Sasha not only have astonished us but also made us laugh with her gags. She can be a badass and a clown at the same time.

I'm surprised how positive she still is after what's basically happening.

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan has a spectacular character casting, but if I had to pick one extremely amazing character from the cast, it would have to be Sasha, or Potato Girl, for that matter. Even though there are extremely awesome characters like Levi, Eren, Mikasa, Armin, etc., Sasha is the first person that pops into my head whenever I hear 'Attack on Titan' for some reason. Maybe it's because of my fondness for strange characters... or potatoes.

8 Annie Leonhart Annie Leonhart is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

This girl is one of the best antagonists ever. She was trained relentlessly, kicked a full-grown man's ass who taught her the deadly martial arts she knows now, and is a badass in Female Titan form because of her skills that she applies to Titan form. Also, even without any weapons and powers, she's a complete badass - plus, she's scary, smart, strong, and able with her gear and swords.

She also was a badass as a kid, not only in kicking her father's ass but for taking responsibility for the first time of destroying the wall in the manga. Very complex and unlike Mikasa, who was amazing at everything the second she stepped into the academy, and with way less time and experience than Levi, who had years and every day was a struggle and fight, Annie is just an amazing character, both physically and mentally. Plus, she's a truly unique beauty. It's not the regular traditional beauty, but Annie could be a role model if she wasn't an antagonist, but that's after years of brainwashing in a village that hammered her to that goal. It wasn't just her dad.

Plus, she's very strategic with her abilities, able to take down people twice her size in just a single move. In a manga, she took down a whole group of men single-handedly. Plus, her whole strategy with destroying all evidence with her titan roar, her protection of the nape, fighting all those soldiers, able to resist Levi for a bit, climbing the walls with her hardening ability, standing up to Mikasa even with only her jaws, everything. I just love her. I would date this woman if I could. She's just so amazing.

9 Erwin Smith Erwin Smith is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

From the first moment I saw him commanding the Survey Corps, I knew he had a hidden goal, and it intrigued me a lot. Although a lot of people call him selfish, he was still the best character for me in this anime. I must admit, I was a bit disappointed upon learning his hidden goal, but it made sense that there were people outside the walls. It wasn't possible, but I wish he could have seen what lay in Grisha's basement.

Erwin is so underrated. He deserves to be number 1. He may not appear very active on the fields, but he is a smooth-talking, cool-looking type of guy. He is the reason why Levi is Levi. Erwin made Levi humanity's strongest soldier and gave Levi a reason to live after Levi lost his family. He isn't a whiny type of guy, unlike Eren, nor strict like Levi, and he is able to unleash someone's bravery in joining the Survey Corps.

I do believe Erwin deserved much better. It was very painful for me watching episode 18 in season 3 (spoilers) because I love Erwin, but I also love Armin, so I didn't know who I wanted to live. That aside, Erwin is a very underrated character. I think it's obvious that the show wouldn't be where it is today without him. He's also an incredible hype machine.

10 Reiner Braun

(Spoilers) Not many people may share my views on Reiner, but he's my number one character because of his loud and obnoxious personality as a soldier. However, he's also very conflicted, being darker and more indecisive as a 'Warrior'. Although he's seen as a "bad guy," I will always see him as my favorite character. He's also really good because he shows strong character development. Say what you will. No one will change my mind about him. I know he's a villain, which means he'll probably die, but I pray that he won't.

He is one of the strongest titan shifters. He excels in both human and titan form, and he is such a loyal character even though he is a villain. In the manga, it says, 'Reiner is the most loyal warrior of Marley.' Also, I don't get why he is weaker than Sasha and even Armin. They both aren't titan shifters and have bad physical abilities. I hope Reiner will be in the top 5 list.

First, when I saw him in season 3, I hated him because of Marco's death. But in the final season, when we get to know him better, I started to understand him, and I feel sorry for him. I think he has to carry a very big weight in his heart and on his shoulders, in the past and the present too. I love him because he has a conscience, and he cares about his loved ones. I think he is a good guy, but it's hard when he gets to know both sides, and he did. I hope he doesn't want to die anymore.

The Contenders
11 Bertolt Hoover

He just interests me. It's nice not to have an antagonist who isn't always in control, sadistic, and decisive. Yeah, he's a mass murderer, but so are the Joker, Loki, Hannibal, etc., so that doesn't take away from it. He doesn't want to murder people. He says so himself, but if he didn't do it, someone else was going to regardless, so he might as well have taken the burden. Plus, his guilt about instinctively running away from the Dancing Titan as it was eating their friend - he left Reiner behind in the process to save his own skin. Characters who are always self-assured and ready to give up their life at every opportunity can bore me.

Most 10-year-olds don't want to die, people, and most people aren't so happy to die saving others. There's nothing wrong with it. It's in their biological instinct to survive. Also, we just don't know all that much about Bertholdt, which made me more curious. Plus, Sweaty Giraffe memes and adorable/hilarious Reibert art contribute to my love for this character.

12 Marco Bott

Ah, Marco. He deserved so much better than what Annie, Reiner, and Bertolt did to him. (Spoilers) At first, I didn't really know him that well, so I didn't really care about his death. But when I learned how he actually died, it broke me. He didn't deserve that! I felt so bad that I didn't know who he was when I first started watching.

A great example of blue to someone else's red, that red being Jean. While Marco wasn't the best at being a leader, he would've made a great adviser had the creators just expanded on him much more.

He definitely deserves to be in the top ten. He died trying to save humanity like an honest soldier. Not to mention, he was fun-loving and had a kind heart! WHY DID HE DIE! *Cries in corner*

13 Connie Springer

Connie needs more love. He is so much better than most people think. I hate how people don't like him just because of his looks. It's a buzz cut, people. Is that really so bad? So what if he can be immature? Aren't we all sometimes? I read a fact once that said Connie is one of the kindest and most honest people in the 104th. And he's funny, downright adorable, and always trying to cheer people on. He's an all-around great person and a great friend to the other characters. And yes, I agree. I bet he is one of the only sane people on that show. Think about it. He hasn't frozen up, freaked out, or changed his identity like someone I know but will not name. I bet if he looked like Eren or Levi, people would like him more. Stay strong, Connie, and marry Sasha. *Salutes*

This cutie should at least be in the top five, man... I hate how most people don't care about him because of his looks, ugh... I read a fact that Connie is the kindest, most honest person in the 104th. He's very strong once you think about it! He didn't freeze up or mourn (for the longest time at least). He didn't change his identity like someone I know and will not name. He never raged or went into battle without thinking at least a bit. Along with being hilarious and an amazing person, he will always be my favorite! AND IT'S JUST A BUZZ CUT, PEOPLE. JEEZ, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT?! I also find it adorable that he's the fastest in the 104th. STAY STRONG, CONNIE BBY. ALSO, MARRY SASHA. salutes

14 Petra Ral Petra Ral is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama.

I really like Petra. She tried her best to get Eren used to the lifestyle in the Scouts and strongly believed that if they trusted one another, they could get through anything. Some people think she's pathetic for being killed by Annie, but they never bother to try to place themselves in her position - she was in a life-and-death situation with a threat that she didn't know how to handle. Petra did not have a life like Levi, who had to be tough from day one. She had a family and lived a pretty normal life before joining the military. Honestly, it makes sense that she panicked in that kind of situation.

Petra is totally waifu material. She's kind, beautiful, charming, badass, smart, can easily adapt in a world full of monstrous beings, and is adept at cleaning. Levi is husband material - a critical thinker, smart, brave, strong, handsome, a CLEANING GOD, and can kill someone in one thought. And that someone might just be Annie Leonhart. Go die, Annie!

15 Ymir

Ymir is one of those characters that only people who struggle with being themselves can really understand. It takes guts to be true to yourself, both the good parts and the bad. I think Historia and Ymir's combined story arcs convey a great message on the themes of altruism vs egoism. Is it really right to sacrifice a part of yourself for other people to be happy? Sometimes it's okay to be a little selfish, and it's okay to have some pride. If you're hurting yourself to avoid hurting others, it isn't worth it. I think Ymir is a great role model for those with low self-esteem. As Ymir would say, "You're you, and there's nothing wrong with that." "Live your life with your head held high."

This Titan is seriously the fastest and most agile both in the manga and the anime. So far, she's only appeared in the 2-episode Levi spin-off series, where he almost kills her, not knowing that she's a Titan Shifter. The Titan's identity is Ymir, the faithful and only friend/companion of Historia/Krista (different names in the manga and anime: Historia is in the manga, and Krista is in the anime).

16 Historia Reiss

I don't really understand why she's so low down on the list, but even after everything she's been through, she still smiles, and she's the type of person I would want as a friend. In my opinion, she is one of the boldest characters in the series. No matter what struggles are put in her way, she overcomes them no matter what!

Historia is so kind and sweet that it's impossible not to like her. She's like a mother, and I would be grateful to have a mother like Historia Reiss.

I loved her character development. I hated her pure-hearted innocent personality. I'm glad it was just an act to hide her tough side.

17 Dot Pixis Dot Pixis is a fictional character in the manga and anime series Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama. He is the commander of the Garrison, and is in charge of the defense of the southern region. He is the highest ranking administrator of the southern region, which includes Trost District. In matters of defense, he is given full authority. This character... read more

"If it means mankind will live on, I don't mind being called a murderer."
My favorite character since his first scene in this anime.

He stopped the Garrison regiment from killing Eren, Mikasa, and Armin. He knows a good person when he sees one.

Pixis is one of my favorites... and it's because he's so collected and optimistic about most situations.

18 Zeke Yeager

He is such an epic villain! So what if Levi destroyed him. Just wait until their rematch!

He is considered by Reiner Braun to be the strongest out of all the warriors.

He is better than Levi.

19 Krista Lenz

It doesn't surprise me that Historia Reiss (her real name) isn't higher on this list, considering most people only watch the anime. In the later chapters of the manga, her character develops a lot, and she even becomes one of the main characters at one point. SPOILERS: She also slayed the biggest Titan known to mankind, her father, Rod Reiss, who is twice the size of Bertholdt's Colossus.

She is the best character on the show... and the hottest!

Krista is a very kind and gentle girl. I admire her.

20 Moblit Berner

I really wish we could see more of Moblit. He's the kindest and sanest of the senior officers, who never loses his empathy even when trying to accomplish seemingly impossible goals. I really like how he balances out Hange too.

The soundest of all boys. RIP.

21 Kenny Ackerman

I loved that he worked for the Reiss family only to get the power of the Founding Titan after Uri died, but as he lay dying, he admitted his selfish motivations to Levi, much like Erwin did.

Kenny "The Ripper" Ackerman is the coolest character in the Attack on Titan manga. He's the swaggiest of them all and didn't get nearly enough screen (page) time. The only character that comes close is Levi Ackerman, which, predictably, is number one.

Why did he die so early?

22 Pieck Finger

I honestly love Pieck. She's very independent and can think in the darkest moments. She is also loyal to whoever she decides to be, and she may be on the enemy side, but she's still pretty badass. Not to mention her Titan form is hilarious! It's pretty useful too, like she can wear armor and carry supplies. Imagine if the island of Paradis had Pieck on their side! Of course, she's not though, but I mean, it's more exciting if the bad side has more of an advantage, right? Doesn't it keep you hooked on the show and want to know more? Well, I think Pieck represents that perfectly. A hater or not, I'm on her side. I'm also voting for Eldia, so don't feel left out.

The ugliest girl in AoT, but her personality is really awesome. I like how self-confident she is.

23 Grisha Yeager

Grisha Yeager is a badass. Grisha used Zeke as a tool. Grisha ate the Founding Titan and killed the Reiss family. Grisha makes future Eren Jaeger happy for killing the Reiss family.

Such an important character that people seem to forget. His story is so unfortunate.

"After all, you started this story, didn't you?"

Why do I have a strong feeling that he's the Beast Titan?

24 Eren Kruger

He cut off the fingers of thousands of Subjects of Ymir, only to find that one person who held a lot of hate toward Marley and their inhuman behavior towards them.

25 Hannes

Damn, I miss him.

(Spoilers) I didn't realize how much I appreciated this character until he died. He was basically a parenting figure for Mikasa, Armin, and Eren. It broke my heart when Mikasa and Eren had to watch Hannes die to the same titan that killed Eren's mother.

I'm voting for him, not because he's my favorite character, but because he deserves to be in the top 10, and seeing him all the way down here makes me really sad.

Hannes is genuinely a great character. Vote for him and get him into the top 10!

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