The Nine Titans (九つの巨人 Kokonotsu no Kyojin?) were nine Titan powers that had been passed down through the Eldian people for nearly 2,000 years after the death of Ymir Fritz until the death of Eren Yeager, with each having their own name. The nine Titan powers were the Founding Titan, the Armored Titan, the Attack Titan, the Beast Titan, the Cart Titan, the Colossus Titan, the Female Titan, the Jaw Titan and the War Hammer Titan. Around 2,000 years ago, Ymir Fritz obtained the power of the Titans and became the first Titan, which later came to be known as the Founding Titan. Thirteen years later, she died and her power was then divided between her three daughters who had been forced by their father to consume her remains. Eventually, the powers would split further into the individual Nine Titans, which were subsequently inherited by nine of her descendants. The Nine Titans soon destroyed the ancient nation of Marley and conquered the entire continent to build the Eldian Empire. Nine Titans normally resided within noble families during Eldia's reign. Examples include the Fritz family with the Founding Titan and Tybur family with the War Hammer Titan. The noble families who held the Nine Titans, other than the Fritz family, were in a constant state of conflict with each other, but the Founding Titan had maintained the peace. When the 145th King, Karl Fritz, inherited the Founding Titan, he held great shame for the actions of his people and carried sympathy for Marley.
He conspired with the Tybur family as atonement for the actions of their ancestors and fabricated the story of Helos, a Marleyan hero who defeated King Fritz. They succeeded in inciting a civil war, the Great Titan War, with the help of the people of Marley and while Eldia collapsed from the inside, Marley lost control over seven of the Nine Titans, with only the Founding and Attack Titans escaping their grasp. They distributed the Titans they had (with the exception of the War Hammer Titan) among Eldians loyal to them known as Warriors. Karl Fritz then moved many Eldians onto Paradis Island and built the Walls by creating thousands of Colossus Titans, which hardened to form three concentric walls. The king then erased the memories of the Eldians on the island, except for a few minority races which were immune to the power of the Founding Titan. The Tybur family was allowed to keep their Titan because they were the first to fight for Marley, leaving them and the Reiss family (the renamed Fritz family) the only remaining Eldian houses left with their Titan after the war. The Reiss family later lost their Titan to Grisha Yeager in the year 845. After Grisha's Attack Titan ate Frieda Reiss's Founding Titan, the two Titans mixed into one; this originated in the number of Titans being reduced to eight. The number was reduced again nine years later when Eren Yeager's Attack Titan consumed Lara Tybur's War Hammer Titan, bringing the number of Titans down to seven.
Guided by these memories, it always moved ahead, fighting for freedom.
The Founding Titan (始祖の巨人 Shiso no Kyojin?), by screaming, could turn Subjects of Ymir into Titans, control the minds of Titans, and alter the memories and bodies of Subjects of Ymir, but only if the inheritor had royal blood or was in contact with a Titan of royal blood. It was connected to all Subjects of Ymir and Titans via paths.Shobi no Kyojin? The Armored Titan (鎧の巨人 Yoroi no Kyojin?) was covered by hardened, armor-like skin, except in key areas necessary for movement. It also possessed the ability to harden its arms and feet into sharper claws which could be used to climb structures such as the Walls. The Attack Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?) could receive memories from both past and future inheritors of the Titan. Guided by these memories, it always moved ahead, fighting for freedom. The Beast Titan (獣の巨人 Kemono no Kyojin?) could take on the physical characteristics of different animals that vary between its inheritors.
It also had the ability to summon Pure Titans with its scream.
Its speed rivaled that of the Jaw Titan. The Colossus Titan (超大型巨人 Chō gata Kyojin?) was enormous and could emit enormous amounts of steam from its body like a blast furnace, at the gradual cost of its muscle tissue. The user was able to control the Titan's transformation power and blast radius. The Female Titan (女型の巨人 Megata no Kyojin?) could inherit abilities much more easily than any of the other Titans. It could also harden areas of its skin for extra offensive and defensive capabilities. It also had the ability to summon Pure Titans with its scream. The Jaw Titan (顎の巨人 Agito no Kyojin?) was the swiftest of the Nine Titans and had sharp, hardened teeth and claws capable of damaging or breaking almost anything. The War Hammer Titan (戦鎚の巨人 Sentsui no Kyojin?) could materialize various weapons and structures from its own hardened flesh.
It could be controlled from afar through a cable of Titan flesh while the user remains hidden within a hardened crystal casing. The Colossus Titan was enormous at 60 m. Armored and Attack Titans being exactly 15 m. The War Hammer Titan was also around 15 m. These heights were definite and it did not matter what the height of the Pure Titan was before inheriting the power of the Titans. 15 m after inheriting the Attack Titan, and Armin's Pure Titan form grew from barely being tall enough to look over the buildings in Shiganshina to the immense 60 m size of the Colossus Titan. 5 m upon receiving the power of the Jaw Titan. If an inheritor possessed two or more Titan powers, it appeared that one of them would take precedence over the others. Eren Yeager had both the 13 m Founding Titan and the 15 m Attack Titan, but his Titan form was 15 m. Age did not affect the appearance of the Nine Titans. The Warriors' Titan forms have remained constant through their childhood and into early adulthood. The only thing that may have changed is the hair, for example, Reiner Braun's Armored Titan's hair changed as he aged. Some Intelligent Titans could talk while others could not. Those who could not talk had mouths that physically prevented them from proper speech, such as Eren's. The ones that could talk include Ymir, Zeke, Pieck, and Lara Tybur. Speech was not defined by the Nine Titans, as Ymir could talk in her Titan form while Porco Galliard could not, despite them both having the Jaw Titan.
Some of the Titans had been shown to possess the ability to harden.
The fact that even some Abnormal Pure Titans were capable of speech implies that the ability to speak is completely arbitrary. Inheritors of the Nine Titans did not adopt the appearance of the previous owners' Titans, as both Ymir and Frieda's Titans' appearances were vastly different from Marcel Galliard and Uri Reiss's Titans, respectively. The current inheritor's Titan form did experience certain changes depending on which of the Nine is received, as Ymir's Titan form gained sharp claws and teeth after acquiring the Jaw Titan and Armin's Titan form became much larger after acquiring the Colossus Titan. Ymir's Titan form and Frieda's Titan form were noticeably more emaciated than their Titan bodies after inheriting their Titans. Some of the Titans had been shown to possess the ability to harden. The Armored Titan was particularly skilled at this, being able to naturally harden its entire body. It could also control the areas of hardening, removing armor for more mobility or creating claws on its fingertips and toes. Annie was able to selectively harden regions of her Titan and even create a protective layer around her human body. The War Hammer Titan took it a step further and could make structures and even weapons out of hardening. The Attack Titan did not have this as an innate ability, but it could still be gained through specialized serums, such as the case with Eren. Zeke's Beast Titan could also harden parts of itself, such as the nape. Ymir Fritz was the first individual to receive the power of the Titans, making her the true Founder of all Titans.
She used her powers to make great advancements for her subjects, such as cultivating barren lands, building roads across the world, and building bridges between the mountains. After 13 years, she died, and her powers were split between the Nine Titans; her power as the Founding Titan would be passed down through the Fritz family (later the Reiss family) over the next two millennia. As he did not have royal blood, Grisha could not use the powers of the Founding Titan. Zeke's Titan possessed massive strength and precision: he accurately hit members of the Survey Corps by hurling chunks of the Wall from far away, and destroyed an entire fleet of ships by throwing missiles into the sea. He was also able to defeat the Armored Titan without any sustained damage. It has been noted that the Beast Titan is the "strongest" Titan. Furthermore, Zeke possessed the unique ability to create Pure Titans by screaming after administering his spinal fluid into Subjects of Ymir; he had some control of these Titans and could even make them move at night. Previous Beast Titans did not have this ability due to Zeke possessing royal blood from his mother, Dina Fritz.
When transforming, Bertolt had the potential to release an explosive amount of energy during Titan transformation, leveling buildings in a short radius of his transformation, and generating a mushroom-shaped cloud of steam. Female Titan's current location. Ymir's Titan had a mouth with all pointed teeth, as well as sharp claws that can either be used to grasp on to things or for combat. Its long arms and small, muscular body enabled it to maneuver itself around with great speed and agility in the same environments as those with vertical maneuvering equipment, making it a formidable foe in battle. Unlike the others who gained their powers under a controlled process, Ymir gained her powers unexpectedly by eating Marcel while roaming Paradis Island. Initially due to not having royal blood, Eren was unable to use the powers of the Founding Titan. However, if he came in contact with a Titan with royal blood, such as Dina Fritz, he could temporarily use its abilities like controlling Pure Titans with his screams. During the Raid on Liberio, Eren killed and consumed Lara Tybur, inheriting her War Hammer Titan and gaining structural hardening abilities, which he went on to use against both the Armored Titan and Jaw Titan. After coming into contact with his half-brother Zeke, Eren was able to obtain the full capabilities of the Founding Titan, such as controlling the Colossus Titans within the Walls.
His Founding Titan was massive, towering over the Colossus Titans by a large scale. This form is known as Doomsday Titan (終尾の巨人 Shūbi no Kyojin?). Unlike previous Jaw Titans, Falco's possessed the ability of flight due to having ingested Zeke's spinal fluid, thus obtaining avian traits similarly to a past Beast Titan. Most from the Fritz family. All from the Reiss family. Grisha Yeager - Mixed with the Attack Titan. Eren Yeager - Mixed with the Attack and War Hammer Titans. Grisha Yeager - Mixed with the Founding Titan. Eren Yeager - Mixed with the Founding and War Hammer Titans. Many from the Tybur family. Eren Yeager - Mixed with the Attack and Founding Titans. Many transformed Titan forms are modeled after mixed martial artists. For instance, the Armored Titan is modeled after Brock Lesnar and the Attack Titan is modeled after Yūshin Okami. Grisha Yeager consuming the Founding Titan and Eren Yeager consuming the War Hammer Titan are the only known cases where a person inherits one of the Nine Titans while already having one. When inheriting the War Hammer Titan, Eren's eyes light up. Similarly, a light is also shown in Frieda's eyes when she was influenced by Karl Fritz's vow of renouncing war. However, Bertolt Hoover was said to have learned how to control his Titan right away. 1.0 1.1 Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 2.0 2.1 Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 2.0 2.1 Attack on Titan Character Encyclopedia (p. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 86 (p. 4.0 4.1 Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 88 (p. 4.0)