Shingeki No Kyojin, better known as Attack on Titans, is one of the most popular anime of recent years, and it is that it has a cast of unique characters with whom we have witnessed the horrors of fighting gigantic creatures known as Titans, so today we will focus on the protagonist and how he has changed his way of thinking throughout history.
Something that seems quite curious to us is that the catastrophic world of Shingeki No Kyojin is a place that people in the real world would not want to go to. From the beginning we can see that the inhabitants of the walls have many problems, and one of them is the Titans who only have a single objective, to eat humans.
Throughout history we can see how Eren Jaeger constantly evolves with the aim of bringing peace to his people and avenging his mother who was eaten by a Titan and his father who sacrificed himself for him.
However, in this time trajectory the changes in Eren’s personality and way of acting in complicated situations have become somewhat shocking and far-fetched, especially in the last season, which makes us wonder if he has gone crazy. Next, we analyze in depth the psychological profile of the protagonist.
What is Eren Jaeger’s psychological profile?
Let’s make a compilation of the things Eren has had to suffer since childhood and put ourselves in his place. Yes, it is complicated, it is someone who has had very bad luck in life and that has been the trigger for several psychological problems. As a child he witnessed several drastic and negative changes, the loss of his mother and the destruction of the wall on which he lived.
This forced him to separate in a devastating way from everything he knew and how he lived, which caused him to develop Ulysses Syndrome, a problem that occurs after extreme changes and causes depression and anxiety. But that is not the only thing he has had to endure, there are also other situations that have influenced his life other than this:
- Mikasa’s rescue: when Eren kills the bandits who want to kidnap her.
- Blurred memories: how he lost his father.
- Discovering that his close friends were the Titans who destroyed the walls: Reiner, Bertholdt and Annie.
- Find out how he became a Shifting Titan.
- Unmask the secrets of all the things you didn’t know about the Titans and the outside world.
All this added has made the protagonist also suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and also from the Savior Syndrome, which is what causes him to always want to save people to assume that great weight.
Also (SPOILERS), during episode 8 of the last season of Attack on Titan, Sasha Braus is killed by Gabi, and when Eren finds out about that it seems that he has a psychotic break, since he laughs instead of presenting some kind of empathy about her friend.