the anime of “Shingeki no Kyojin” (“Attack on Titan” in English or “Ataque a los titanes” in Spanish) is one of the most successful in recent years. The public faithfully follows the chapters of the manga in its television version and the adventures of each of its characters.
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Eren Jaeger is the main character of the story. As he fights to change the world in Attack on Titan, he owes a huge debt to the man who bears his name, Eren Kruger. Despite his brief tenure, which unfolds entirely in flashbacks, Eren Kruger is one of the most important characters in the series.
Eren Kruger is so influential that not only did Grisha Jaeger name his son after him, but Eren also used the Kruger name as an alias when he infiltrated Marley. It’s rare that the events of an entire series can be attributed to the legacy of one man, but Eren Kruger did change the world. Here we tell you the importance of this character.
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WHY IS EREN KRUGER ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERS IN ATTACK ON TITAN?
The CBR portal explains why Eren Kruger is so important. He is an Eldian who was born within the Liberio Internment Zone. When he was a child, he saw his father being burned alive by Marleyan soldiers as punishment for being an Eldian Restorationist.
Later, he managed to join the Marley Public Safety Authority with the help of a doctor, who faked Kruger’s blood tests to hide that he is an Eldian.
Eventually known as The Owl, Eren Kruger led the Eldian Restoration Movement while continuing his work as a mole in the Marleyan army.
When Grisha Jaeger and his wife, Dina Fritz, are declared Restorationists by their son, they are sentenced to death by being made into mindless titans on Paradis Island. Kruger finally takes action and saves Grisha’s life, who recognizes Kruger as one of the officers who found him and his sister as children wandering outside the Internment Zone.
Kruger admits that he saved Grisha because of the hatred he saw in his eyes as a child when the young Grisha first learned that Marleyan soldiers had murdered his sister. Revealing that he is the current Heir to the Attack Titan, Kruger decides to pass the Titan on to Grisha so that he can carry out the Eldian Restorers’ mission.
Kruger also encourages Grisha to find someone to love within the Walls so that the broken man will have the will to continue fighting.
When Grisha kills the Reiss family and steals the Founding Titan, it begins the chain of events that will ultimately lead to the end of the oppression of the Eldian and the Titans themselves. He was only able to do so thanks to the Titan powers and the knowledge that Kruger passed on to him.
Had Kruger not saved Grisha’s life, the Founding Titan would have remained in the hands of the Reiss family until the inevitable fall of the Eldian people.
Like his namesake, Eren Jaeger is willing to do whatever it takes, including turning against his own people, to serve the greater good of the Eldians as a whole. After receiving memories of the future thanks to the Attack Titan’s special ability to transcend time, Eren goes rogue and infiltrates the nation of Marley.
Learning of Eren Kruger through his father’s memories, Eren Jaeger chooses to further honor the name of the man whose actions allowed Eren to be born in the first place by choosing the alias “Kruger.”