Shingeki no Kyojin: what would have happened if Eren had not been related to Historia?

What if eren had no contact with history? What would have happened? We’ll tell you then.

One of the most important moments and that, without a doubt, marked a before and after in the manga and anime of Shingeki no KyojinIt was when Eren kissed the hand of the Story Queenin a ceremony where they were recognized Scout Corps for your effort and courage.

In fact, we could say that this event was the one that developed not only the events that we have seen in this Second part of the final season of Shingeki no Kyojinwhere we have an Eren willing to end the world to guarantee the lives of his friends, but it is likely that other important events in history would not have taken place either.

In the next few lines, we will review what could have happened if, in a hypothetical case, Eren had not kissed Historia’s hand. It should be noted that if you are planning to start watching the series or reading the manga, this post contains some major spoilers.

What happened when Eren kissed Historia’s hand?

Since Eren had contact with Historia, he was never the same

During that ceremony of recognition of the value of the Exploration CorpsEren, following protocol, after receiving his medal, kissed Queen Historia’s hand. What could have been a simple gesture of thanks, became the trigger for all major events of the story written by Hajime Isayama.

Eren is the possessor of Attack Titanwhich has the power to access the memories of previous and future bearers of this. But he also has in his possession the Founding Titanwhich can be used for larger purposes.

The latter is able to awaken his hidden power when he comes into contact with a member of the Royal Family. And if we remember, Historia Reiss, it is. Therefore, when Eren had contact with the young Queen, without knowing it, activated the power of the Founding Titan and had access to the memories of the past and futureeven knowing what would happen and with the possibility of altering it.

As a result of this moment, and now that Eren was able to see everything that would happen, also gaining the ability to travel through time, many important events took placesuch as what we have seen in the second part of the adaptation made by MAPPA Studios.

But what if this had not happened? Next, let’s explore this scenario a bit to find out how many things would be different and why.

Eren would not have become the true Demon of Paradise

Eren plans to destroy the world to end the circle of hatred towards his people.

Eren plans to destroy the world to end the circle of hatred towards his people.

Obviously, one of the clearest events that could have been avoided if Eren did not come into contact with Historia, is the transformation of the protagonist into the authentic Demon of the island. This is because he didn’t even have the power of Founding Titanso he would not be able to see the future nor would he have the mission to destroy the world to leave a safe place for his friendsthrough the rumblein which they can live in peace for many years.

Without having a clue of the future that would come for all our protagonists and the danger that would lie in wait for their lives, Eren would perhaps remain the same cheerful and determined young man we met in previous seasonsalthough he would be trying, along with his friends, to discover how to fight Marley.

Eren would not have become the bearer of the Attack Titan

Without Eren's manipulation, his father would not have inherited the Attack Titan.

Without Eren’s manipulation, his father would not have inherited the Attack Titan.

At this point we’ll get into time travel and all that this entails.

If Eren hadn’t kissed Historia’s hand, as we mentioned, he wouldn’t be able to transfer his mind to the past and influence his father, Grisha, as we saw in one of the recent episodes of this season, in which the brothers Eren and Zeke went through the memories of their fatherbecause the latter had the intention of showing him that his father had manipulated him.

In the end it turned out to be quite the opposite, since Eren himself was the one who manipulated his father to steal the power of Founding Titan and, subsequently, inherit this and the Attack Titan to his son.

In a nutshell, all this that has happened was plotted and built by Eren thanks to his ability to send his mind to the pastinfluencing both the Owl to grant him the Attack Titan to Grisha and then for him to steal the Founder. But this was possible because he had contact with Historia, who has Royal blood.

Eren would have died a long time ago

Eren would have died when he was eaten by that Titan during the attack of the Colossal Titan

Eren would have died when he was eaten by that Titan during the attack of the Colossal Titan

If Eren had not manipulated his father, many years ago, so that he inherited the Attack Titanso our protagonist would continue to be an ordinary young man. However, this also means that he was dead.

During the events of the first season, in the invasion of the Titans after our protagonists graduated and became members of the Recon Corps, Armin was about to be eaten by one of these Titans. However, Eren came to the rescue of his friend, preventing him from dying, but sacrificing himself.

It was at this moment that Eren awakened his power of Attack Titan, showing us some of the most impressive scenes when facing other Titans and helping their friends unconsciously. But, if he hadn’t had this power, then that would almost certainly have been the end of him.

Grisha would have starred in many important events in the future

Grisha could have starred in revealing events for history

Grisha could have starred in revealing events for history

If we go back to the time when Eren manipulated his father into eating the Reiss Family and stealing the power of the Founding Titan, we will remember that he did not want to take the lives of these people. Therefore, it is likely that Doctor Jaeger would have escaped from that place, keeping himself safe.

And if Grisha was still alive, with no plans to pass the Titan on to his son, then he would be the protagonist of many important events for the seriesfor perhaps he would have offered help in dealing with the invasion of the Changing Titans Annie, Reiner and Bertholdt.

Without a doubt, we would be facing a whole new series of events for Paradise Island, in case Grisha had survived. But this is something we can only dream about and theorize about.

Related topics: Attack the titans

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