Several hundred years ago,humans were nearly exterminated by giants. A small percentage of humanity survived in a city protected by high walls.Eren and Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant. As the giants flood the city, they watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama (Japanese), Mike McFarland (English)
Jean Kirstein is ranked sixth of the trainee class. He is hotheaded, and speaks his mind, which gets him in conflicts with Eren. He originally desires to join the Military Police as a chance to live safely within Wall Sheena, earning Eren's displeasure. He and Eren have opposing ideals; Jean thinks Eren is suicidal, while Eren thinks Jean is cowardly. In the battle at Trost, he shows leadership skills when he leads a group to retreat to the supply house, although he is shaken up that his decisions led to the deaths of some of his comrades. After his close friend Marco dies, he decides to join the Survey Corps. Isayama said that Jean is his favorite character because he says what he thinks.
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