Attack on Titan Season 1 ended when a Titan was found inside the walls of Shiganshina. That same disturbing image ends Issue 34 of the manga by Hajime Isayama, which means Season 2 will continue the events of Issue 35. In the premiere of Attack on Titan Episode 26 — released nearly four years after Episode 25 — fans saw Zoe grapple with the realization that Titans had been entombed in the walls of the city long ago. What she doesn’t realize yet is that Titan mythology goes far, far deeper into Shiganshina’s history.

We’ve compiled the most mind-blowing updates to Titan physiology that are about to hit Attack on Titan in Season 2. Spoilers, obviously, will follow.

Eren’s Condition Isn’t That Rare

As Eren will learn in Season 2, he’s not the only person who can turn into a Titan at will. In fact, Reiner and Bertholt are the Armored and Colossal Titans, respectively, and revealing that fact shakes the very foundation of the show.

Of the known “Titan shifters,” it’s likely that Eren, Reiner, Bertholt, Annie, and Zeke will be revealed during Season 2. We’ve already seen Annie’s Titan in action — she’s the one Eren threatened to kill and eat back in Season 1.

Some Titans Can Talk

Zeke the Beastly Titan was visible in Season 2 promotional materials, so fans anticipated meeting the talking Titan pretty quickly. We will learn that he stands at 17m high, which is an unseen height for a Titan, and that he is by far the strongest Titan known to man.

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The Coordinate

One Titan’s ability to control all other Titans is referred to as “The Coordinate”, and sometime during Season 2, Eren will inherit it. He uses this ability to make many Titans attack and kill any target of his choice.

All Titans Were Once Humans

The ability to will oneself into a Titan body is somewhat unusual. All the other, uncontrolled, dumb Titans are eventually revealed to be feral creatures who were once human. Eren, Zoe, and their friends eventually theorize that the ability to change back into a human is a little more difficult to master than becoming a Titan. So that means hundreds of people have been trapped in their Titan bodies for so long that they can’t remember who they were anymore.


Attack on Titan Season 2 is now streaming on Crunchyroll from Japan, and Season 1 is available to stream on Netflix.

Emily is the comics editor at Inverse. She lives in Manhattan, where she feeds her pet rats.