Attack On Titan: 10 harsh realities of being humanity’s strongest soldier

Levi Ackerman is one of the most popular characters in Attack on Titan. From all the things he has accomplished and the epic battles he has fought throughout the series to his painful past that led to him becoming humanity’s strongest soldier, there are many reasons why he is so beloved.

However, being humanity’s strongest soldier carries with it many harsh realities. These are some of the worst things Levi has had to deal with throughout the manga, as well as in the spin-off, Attack on Titan: No Regrets.

10 Levi grew up on the subway

The subsoil is one of the worst places to live in the universe of Attack on Titan. Located under the Sheena Wall, it is where many criminals and poor people live. Levi was born and raised there, so he had a very rough childhood. He had to learn to survive down there from a young age, so he learned to fight. It wasn’t until he joined the Inspection Corps that he finally left the harsh conditions that he had to deal with for so long.

9 He almost starved to deathattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 1

When Levi was a child, his mother, Kuchel, passed away after falling ill. As a result, no one could take care of Levi, who was on the verge of starvation. Luckily, when Kenny decided to visit Kuchel, he found Levi. Kenny helped Levi until he was sure he would be able to take care of himself. If he hadn’t, Levi would have continued to suffer and could never have become humanity’s strongest soldier.

8 Levi didn’t know much about his familyattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 2

Although Kenny took care of Levi for a time, he never told him he was his uncle. Besides Kuchel, Levi did not know any of his relatives. He didn’t even know his last name. However, once Kenny revealed the truth upon passing, Levi found out that he was an Ackerman. This also meant that he was related to Mikasa. Finding out about all this decades after not knowing where it came from was shocking.

7 His ancestors were persecutedattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 3

Being an Ackerman not only meant that Levi was related to Kenny and Mikasa, but also to the Ackermans who were hunted by the royal family years before. The Ackerman Clan originally served the Fritz family as they had the strength of the Titans.

However, when Karl Fritz brought the Eldians to Paradis and took away their memories, he was unable to remove those of the Ackermans. This caused Levi’s ancestors to be persecuted for generations. If this hadn’t happened, Levi probably would have had a much better life.

6 he had many enemiesattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 4

Being the strongest soldier in humanity and captain of the Inspection Corps, Levi was one of the characters in Attack the titans with more enemies. Soldiers from other branches of the Paradis army viewed him as a threat to their targets, while enemies outside the walls, especially the Warrior Unit, feared him. Although Levi’s teammates had to face these enemies as much as he did, he was often the most important target.

5 Levi was expected to defeat all enemies of the Survey Corpsattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 5

Because of how powerful Levi was, those around him trusted him more. The greatest example of this was when the Inspection Corps and the Warrior Unit fought in Shiganshina. Many of Levi’s companions willingly sacrificed their lives, hoping that Levi would be able to kill the Beast Titan. Failing to do so, it became Levi’s greatest goal to avenge them all. For some soldiers, killing even a single Titan is difficult, so it was especially harsh that a single person was expected to defeat even stronger opponents.

4 he discovered that the titans he killed were originally humanattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 6

When Connie discovered that her mother had been transformed into a Titan, the Inspection Corps began to realize that her predators were actually innocent people. Levi was surprised to find out, as he had killed many of them.

Although he was still willing to do whatever it took to accomplish his goals, it was more painful to fight the giant cannibals after that, especially when he had to fight the ones he knew when they were still people.

3 Levi lost many people throughout his lifeattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 7

Levi enlisted in the Surveying Corps with two of his best friends, Furlan and Isabel. Unfortunately, they died shortly after becoming soldiers. Over the years, Levi lost more people he got close to, such as the original members of the Special Operations Squad, the commanders he was friends with, and more. By the end of the manga, everyone he cared deeply about had died, with Falco, Gabi, and Onyankopon being all he had left.

2 He suffered injuries that weakened himattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 8

Although Levi was known as humanity’s strongest soldier for most of the manga, the members of his squad eventually surpassed him. After a battle between him and Zeke, he was nearly killed in an explosion. Luckily, Hange was able to help him, but he lost fingers, his face was scarred, and he found it difficult to walk. This resulted in Mikasa taking on the role of humanity’s strongest soldier, as other members of the Survey Corps were also able to fight Eren and the Rumbling more than Levi could.

1 Levi became a traitor to his nationattack on titan 10 duras realidades de ser el soldado mas fuerte de la humanidad 9

After Eren started the Rumbling, the Survey Corps and the Warriors Unit teamed up to fight him. Since most of the people of Paradis believed in Eren and became a Yeagerist, they viewed the Survey Corps as traitors. Even though the people he fought for before now hate him, Levi did what he believed was right by killing Zeke, helping his teammates defeat Eren, and saving the world.