Attack on Titan: Top 10 Fan-Favorite Characters

Attack On Titan is undoubtedly one of the most epic anime ever created. I speak for all AOT fans when I say that we can’t wait for the last part of the final season to air, and we are ultra-hyped. So, it comes as no surprise that Attack on Titan, which is considered by many the best anime, comes with some of the best anime characters as well.

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Mikasa, Eren, and Armin are my favorite trio by far. I prefer them even over other popular trios we see in anime like Jujutsu Kaisen or Naruto. That is because they perfectly balance each other out. 

I used the MyAnimeList database to determine the most popular Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) characters. 

Some interesting facts about this Attack on Titan popularity list:

  • Armin is unfortunately not even nearly as popular as Mikasa and Eren,
  • only one antagonist ended up in the top ten,
  • the main character is not the most popular character of Attack on Titan.
the ideal waifu for me 😉

Here is a list of the best Attack on Titan characters (according to MAL)!

10. Annie Leonhart

  • Member Favorites: 3,953
  • Age: 16-20 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Former member of the Military Police Brigade, Female Titan

Annie is a formidable and enigmatic character. She’s a member of the Military Police Brigade, but she’s also a Titan shifter, making her one of the primary antagonists of the series.

Annie is a skilled fighter and a ruthless opponent, but she’s also fiercely independent and doesn’t like to take orders from anyone. She’s got a bit of a temper, and she’s not afraid to show it.

Despite her tough exterior, there’s a lot more to Annie than meets the eye. She’s got a complex and tragic backstory, and she’s driven by a deep sense of loyalty to her fellow Titan shifters.

As things develop, we see Annie go through a lot of personal turmoil and inner conflict, and she’s ultimately forced to confront the true nature of her beliefs and values.

9. Jean Kirstein

  • Member Favorites: 3,234
  • Age: 15-19 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Member of the Scout Regiment

Jean is another member of the Scout Regiment. In the beginning, he is a bit of a hothead. He’s got a chip on his shoulder, and he’s always ready to pick a fight.

However, as time goes on, we see Jean grow and mature into a more responsible and level-headed individual. He actually learns to think before he acts!

All in all, Jean is a courageous and determined fighter, and he’s always willing to put himself on the line for his friends.

8. Reiner Braun

  • Member Favorites: 8,246
  • Age: 15-19 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Former member of 104th Training Corps, Armored Titan

A complex and multi-layered character, Reiner starts off as a member of the Scout Regiment, but it’s later revealed that he’s actually a member of the mysterious and dangerous Warriors.

Reiner is a big guy with a strong presence, and he’s got a confident and commanding demeanor that makes him stand out. Despite his tough exterior, Reiner is struggling with inner demons and a deep sense of guilt over his actions.

As the series progresses, we see him grappling with his loyalty to the Warriors and his sense of duty to the Scout Regiment. He’s torn between two worlds, and he’s desperately trying to find a way to make things right.

7. Sasha “Potato Girl” Blouse

  • Member Favorites: 9,874
  • Age: 16-20 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Member of the Scout Regiment

Sasha Blouse is a wild girl who loves to eat, and she’s got a big heart to match her big appetite.

She is always ready for a good time, and she’s got a quirky sense of humor that makes her stand out from the rest of the Attack on Titan characters. Despite her lighthearted demeanor, Sasha is a fierce warrior who will do whatever it takes to protect her friends and the people behind the walls.

Sasha’s love for food is a defining characteristic, and it’s not uncommon to see her snacking on a potato or other snack in the middle of a battle.

Whether she’s cracking jokes or charging into battle, she is always a blast to watch, and her spirit and determination are what make her so awesome.

6. Hange Zoë

  • Member Favorites: 17,872
  • Age: early 30s
  • Occupation: Commander of the Survey Corps

A quirky and unforgettable character, Hange Zoë is a straight-up badass. They’re the kind of person who doesn’t take no for an answer and will stop at nothing to uncover the secrets of the Titans and stand by the side of their friends.

They are always coming up with new and crazy experiments, and they’re not afraid to put themselves in dangerous situations to get answers. But despite their eccentricities, Hange is a loyal friend and a valuable member of the Scout Regiment.

Hange’s got a big brain, and they’re always thinking up new ways to take down the Titans. They’re not afraid to take risks, and their determination and willingness to do whatever it takes make them a force to be reckoned with.

5. Armin Arlert

  • Member Favorites: 19,418
  • Age: 15-19 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Member of the Scout Regiment

Armin is a smart and strategic guy who starts off as one of the weaker members of the Scout Regiment, but throughout the series, he grows and develops into a brave and resourceful warrior.

Known for his quick thinking and intelligence, he often uses his wit to help the Scout Regiment out of tricky situations. Despite his initially meek appearance, he is determined to protect his friends and fight against the Titans, even when things get tough.

Armin is a relatable character, especially for those who have felt unsure of themselves and have had to work to build their confidence.

In the end, Armin proves himself as a valuable member of the Scout Regiment, and he becomes an important part of the team.

4. Erwin Smith

  • Member Favorites: 24,396
  • Age: ~35-39
  • Occupation: Former Commander of the Survey Corps

Erwin is definitely among the most memorable Attack on Titan characters. He is the commander of the Scout Regiment who has a brilliant tactical mind, incredible leadership skills, and unfaltering resolve.

Erwin is a complex character, who is driven by his intense desire to uncover the secrets of the Titans and to protect humanity. He is often seen as a ruthless and calculating leader, but he is also compassionate, especially toward his subordinates.

The sad part of his journey is that in order to accomplish his objectives, he must make countless difficult decisions and sacrifices.

3. Mikasa Ackerman

  • Member Favorites: 52,625
  • Age: 15-19 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Member of the Scout Regiment

Enter the most badass female character in the series, Mikasa Ackerman. She is a member of the Scout Regiment and is one of the strongest and most capable soldiers in the group.

Mikasa has a strong sense of loyalty and devotion to Eren, who saved her life when they were children. She is a quiet and reserved character, but she is also fiercely tenacious and brave and will do anything to keep safe those she cares about.

As she learns to come to terms with her tragic past and finds a sense of purpose in fighting against the Titans, her character develops and evolves. She is also shown to be a skilled and strategic fighter, and her combat abilities are often instrumental in the success of the Scout Regiment’s missions.

2. Eren Yeager

  • Member Favorites: 63,407
  • Age: 15-19 (depending on the Arc)
  • Occupation: Member of the Scout Regiment, Intelligent Titan

Eren Yeager is the main protagonist of Attack on Titan. He is a member of the Scout Regiment and is driven by his strong desire to protect his friends and loved ones, as well as his hatred towards the Titans.

Eren’s character is known for his hot-headedness and his impulsiveness, which often leads him to make rash decisions. However, these traits are also what make him a strong-willed and passionate character who is willing to risk everything to protect those he cares about.

Throughout the series, Eren’s character undergoes significant development, and he learns to harness his emotions and become a more strategic and level-headed fighter. He also discovers secrets about his past and his powers that change the course of the story.

Eren’s character is a fan favorite due to his relatable and compelling personality, as well as his determination and bravery in the face of danger. He is considered one of the most iconic characters in the series.

1. Levi Ackerman

  • Member Favorites: 134,033
  • Age: early 30s
  • Occupation: Squad Captain of the Special Operations Squad within the Survey Corps

Levi is one of the main characters and is famous for being the most powerful soldier in the whole AoT Universe. He’s got some mad combat skills and is a natural leader, so it’s no wonder why fans love him.

He has a reputation for being strict and not taking any nonsense, but don’t let that fool you. He’s loyal and responsible, especially towards his subordinates. And, even though he’s tough on the outside, he’s got a strong sense of justice and will do whatever it takes to shield the people he cares about from harm.

If you’re looking for a cool, brooding character, Levi’s definitely your guy.

Who is your favorite Attack on Titan character?

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Mia Milanová
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