attack on titan Season 4 Part 2 has been digging into the past, first exploring the history of the Titans and now unraveling the backstory of an individual character. The anime brought back Annie Leonhart in episode 81, and attack on titan Episode 82 delved into his background and the motivations behind his actions.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Attack on Titan Episode 82, “Sunset.”]
‘Attack on Titan’ Season 4 brought back Annie Leonhart
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attack on titan Season 4 Part 2 is tying up loose ends, and one of them is Annie Leonhart. A member of the 104th Cadet Corps, Annie was revealed to be the Female Titan in season 1. When the Paradis Island army caught her, she was frozen in the same substance that the hardening Titans are made of. And when Eren activated the Rumble and undid all the hardening, he freed Annie from her prison.
Last week’s installment closed on that cliffhanger, but attack on titan Episode 82 reunites viewers with Annie at last. After some threats and some pranks, she convinces her old comrade Hitch to help her escape the clutches of the military. And as they ride horses together, Annie tells Hitch her “life story.”
Episode 82 Reveals Annie Leonhart’s Backstory
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attack on titan Season 4 spent a lot of time digging into Reiner’s history and motivations, so it’s only fair that the anime uncovers Annie’s reasons for serving Marley. Episode 82 takes fans of her back to her early years, when she was abandoned as a baby and raised by someone who hoped to improve her status by becoming a warrior.
Annie’s adoptive father turns her into a murderer, someone who doesn’t believe that human life matters at all. But just before setting out on her mission to Paradis Island, he begs her to come home. It seems that the man changed his mind at some point during her upbringing. He came to care for Annie as if she were her own daughter, and her emotional goodbye leaves her with a new perspective on life.
When Annie tells this to Hitch, he admits that he has done horrible things for Marley’s sake. However, she also reveals that she will do anything to get back with her father, including repeating the same mistakes over and over again. Fortunately, that’s probably not why the anime brought her back. But what good will Annie do as Season 4 draws to a close?
What role will the character play in ‘Attack on Titan’ season 4?
Annie Leonhart may be determined to return to her father, but that’s probably not the whole reason. attack on titan Season 4 brought her back. It looks like the anime is turning into another confrontation, this time between Eren and, well, everyone else.
Episode 82 sees Armin attempting to gain Gabi’s trust, appealing to her and Falco to make amends with the other Titan Shifters. It seems impossible to stop Eren at this stage of the game, but could a team between Eren’s friends and Marley’s soldiers be on the horizon?
If so, Annie is likely to join the group in their efforts to save the world, especially if her father’s life is at stake. She only time will tell if she manages to keep her promise. She might also have a chance to redeem herself for her previous actions.
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