One interesting characters in Attack on Titan is Annie, a fierce warrior. The lone wolf is mysterious, has extraordinary sword skills, an interesting background, and a hidden identity. Let’s find out what happened to Annie in Attack on Titan.
The manga follows a group of well-trained soldiers who protect humanity from ferocious titans outside the walls. Annie is a woman who possesses the ability to transform into a titan with horned combat skills at will.
Annie finished the 104th Training Corps with a bang and was also a member of the Military Police Brigade.
Her father taught her to be a mighty fighter and she excels in hand-to-hand combat before being honored at the 4th rank. Her challenging childhood and her skills left her emotionally disconnected from those around her.
Throughout their lives, Annie, along with Bertholdt and Reiner, were trained to kill humans within walls but are tasked with not attracting suspicion in the military. This makes them kill the titans too, sometimes out of obligation and sometimes out of guilt.
What Happened to Annie on Attack on Titan?
The elite lineup of fighters forms a group known as the Survey Corps. During the first season, their foundations were threatened when they learn that one of their members turn out to be a threat in disguise.
It is revealed that Annie Leonhart is a female titan, which results in a rematch between Eren and Annie. The match was scheduled in the Stohess District. Annie almost lost to Eren. As Eren moved to pull her off the nape of his neck, their bodies started to burn together. Annie enveloped herself into a crystal barrier to prevent being captured and tortured by the military. She is able to do this by utilizing her hardening abilities and form a strong barrier that keeps her safe from them.
In the final chapter, Eren disrupts the barrier by using the founder’s power, melting the giants encased in the walls. Annie and the thousands of mighty giants are trapped in the wall, which collapsed when Eren used the power. As the giants began to break free and began to move. Annie’s crystal melted, and she became free again.
Will Annie Be Back in AOT?
The final chapter in AOT welcomes Annie back with open arms. Annie has been confined to the wall since season 1, but after eight years, Eren chose to open the wall, freeing the female titan. Although Annie’s time in the manga was short, her return was an eagerly awaited milestone for the storyline. Her toughness and strong combat skills have brought her back after eight years of confinement within the walls.
The walls were composed of titans, which is why any titan’s hardening power would have resulted in this. As Eren used the founder’s power, Reiner’s armor came off, and Annie’s crystal crumbled around her. Now she has started working with Armin, Mikasa, Jean, Connie, Reiner, and others. They have captured a former group member in order to reach Eren. Her aim is to stop Eren from destroying humanity with the help of titans.
Why is Annie Crying at AOT?
Reiner, Annie, and Bertholdt were on a mission but ended up losing Marcel’s Jaw Titan to Titan (Ymir), resulting in a defeat. This defeat meant that they were unable to successfully return to home and had to face dire consequences.
Each of them, including Annie, had to have their titan powers taken away. In other words, they’d have to face death. With everything lost, Reiner, Annie, and Bertholdt infiltrate the walls to end the mission. They catch Eren off the scruff of the Rogue Titan and understand that he’s processing some sort of shifter ability and Attack Titan (lost for years) with him.
Catching him and bringing him to Marley would grant them pardon for their wrongdoing. Annie has Eren in her clutches, but he is saved by Mikasa and Levi. She cries because she has missed the critical opportunity to save face and be free for good.
She cries because she cannot return home and has to continue murdering innocent people. she was running out of time as they had to return before their final year. Giving up Eren means she won’t be able to see her father and get a taste of peace and glory in her homeland.