The Colossal Titan is one of the Nine Titans in Hajime Isayama’s extremely popular series Attack on Titan. This Titan is the primary antagonist in the first three seasons. With how far the series has progressed, it will be hard to remember the details about all the Nine Titans. So this article is the perfect place to refresh your memory regarding this massive and powerful Titan!
The Colossal Titan is so called because of its tremendous size, with a never seen before height of over 60 meters which allowed him to peer over the top of the Walls. Its huge body mass gives the Titan massive physical strength but it is quite slow in movement.
It first appeared during the fall of Wall Maria which was caused by the Titan destroying the outer gate of Wall Maria with a single kick. It is that powerful! Armin also successfully destroyed many Marleyan ships and the port by stepping on them with the Titan’s frightening strength after his transformation.
Every Titan causes strikes of lightning and large amounts of heat when transforming and this is extremely fun for fans to watch! But the Colossal Titan takes it to a new level as when it transforms, the holder can control how much energy is produced. Its transformation also has the ability to cause a huge explosion and kill many opponents before a proper battle even ensues.
For example, when Bertholdt Hoover attacked Trost, he manipulated his transformation to only cause a small wind blast, knocking a few cadets. However, in the Battle of Shiganshina District, Bertholdt released an impactful energy similar to a small nuclear device during his transformation, and this led to destruction of some parts of the district, and caused a fire to break out, killing many Scout Regiment soldiers.
Former- Bertholdt Hoover was chosen as the inheritor of the power of this Titan in the year 843. He quickly learns to master its many abilities. He would go on to make use of this power in the battle between an opposing nation and Marley.
Current- Armin Arlert is turned into the Colossal Titan by Levi in order to save him when he nearly dies while trying to defeat Bertholdt. Since the Colossal Titan is now back in the hands of the Eldians, Armin uses his Titan powers to fight against Marley. He is also able to access Bertholdt’s memories. His Titan form is quite different in appearance from Bertholdt’s but it is similar in many ways too.
Affection for the Female Titan
Both Bertholdt and Armin harbor romantic feelings for Annie, the Female Titan. Bertholdt fell for Annie as they were growing up together. His interest in her is quite apparent to the others and this becomes his weakness when they capture Annie.
Armin also falls for Annie even though both of them have been fighting from opposing sides in the war. After he turns into the Colossal Titan, he is frequently seen to visit her and his affection for her grows even more since he has Bertholdt’s memories. The real tragedy might be the suspense of what’s going to happen with such a gentle soul like Armin wielding the destructive power of the Colossal Titan!