Attack on Titan Chapter 116 sets up the final part of season 2 of the anime

The final episodes of Attack on Titan are just around the corner, and here’s what fans can expect to see when the series makes its triumphant return.

The attack of the TitansThe long-awaited final Season of: Part Two is only a few weeks away as the historic epic saga draws to a close. After the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers, the series will pick up where it left off with Marley’s invasion of Paradise Island to stop (the villain?) Eren Jaeger from unleashing the founding Titan’s power. For Marley, it’s not a good sign when an entire army is brought in to defeat a man and that man says, “Go on.” Soon the second half of AOTThe farewell season will reveal whether Eren has the muscles to support the bravado.

The first half of the final season left things rather bleak; the Survey Corps is in ruins with most of its members imprisoned, and Paradis Island has been conquered by Eren’s supporters, the Jaegerists. Levi is fatally injured, Zeke Jaeger is MIA while most of the Eldian military are infected with his cerebrospinal fluid, and Marley has ambushed Shiganshina. The attack of the Titans has plenty of plot threads to tie in its final episodes, so here are some of the main story beats fans can expect to see when they tune in for the final season: part two.

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The final showdown between Eren and Reiner

Eren vs. Reiner in Attack on Titan

Eren Jaeger and Reiner Braun have one of the most complex relationships on the show. Reiner was once someone Eren yearned for, then a mortal foe Eren swore to kill in the most painful way possible, and now someone Eren can relate to and even almost forgive. Currently, Eren seeks to use the Founding Titan to save Eldia, while Reiner intends to stop Eren in order to save the world. These two characters were forced to slaughter people in order to protect their homes, and their impending fight will be their most intense yet, as they are no longer a predator and a prey, but simply equal to opposing beliefs.

The Survey Corps will have to choose its side

Mikasa and Armin in prison in Attack on Titan

Eren spent much of the first half of the final season pushing his friends away, even going so far as to reduce Armin to mush and tell Mikasa that he had always hated her. After forcing his hand by attacking Marley alone, the Survey Corps lost confidence in Eren and worked to prevent him from carrying out their plan and Zeke’s. After overthrowing the army on Paradise Island and imprisoning members of the Survey Corps who opposed the Jaegerists, Eren firmly established himself as the enemy of his closest friends.

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However, Marley’s surprise attack on Shiganshina turned things upside down, as the Survey Corps must now choose whether they want to help Eren fight or help Marley stop him. Yelena, a staunch follower of Zeke, explained the euthanasia plan to them, and while Armin was moved to tears, others like Jean and Connie were unimpressed. Ultimately, it will depend on how strong their bond with Eren is on whether or not they join him in ending the war he has started.

Eren and Zeke’s euthanasia plan to take center stage

Eren and Zeke agree to euthanasia plan in Attack on Titan

The driving force behind the final season was Eren and Zeke’s plan to sterilize the Eldian people so that they would peacefully extinguish themselves and rid the world of the Titans. If Eren, who owns the Founding Titan, and Zeke, who has the royal blood to use it, come into contact, they will take full control of the Eldians and Titans. Eren’s intention to free the Colossus Titans inside the walls of Paradise Island to keep his people safe long enough for the Eldians to die will drown the world in blood, and preventing that from happening is exactly the reason Marley invaded. When the series returns, the battle for the fate of the world will begin, and it’s all because of the Jaeger brothers.

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