Humanity is on the brink, and Eren Jaegar has only one goal. He will kill the feminine titan!
Amidst memories of fallen comrades and horrifying nightmares that have plagued him since witnessing the death of his mother, Eren finally finds the strength necessary to fight Annie. But it goes beyond that, he has never been able to beat her. She has obviously had practice as a Titan Shifter. But despite this concern, he must find a way to annihilate the female titan, Annie Leonhart!
The Survey Corps has vowed to capture Annie alive even if it means they destroy the whole city in the process, and the Military Police show just how useless they are by standing around and doing nothing as the fight draws on. Erwin is determined even with the barrel of a gun to his face to continue this mission, something he views as a step forward for humanity in the face of countless deaths.
Eren and Annie struggle for what could be a final blow to humanity, or their first victory.
Annie remembers the only person who cares about her. Her father, who is seen clutching her in apparent sorrow. Her eyes are open, this is her most distinct and only comforting memory. She MUST defeat Eren and escape, the goal her father has set for her is far too important. She can’t stop! But Eren can’t either.
Because they have already thrown too much away already.
She must escape!
There is no compromise. While the Survey Corps intends to capture Annie Leonhart, Eren’s goal is quite clearly to destroy her. His rage fuels him, and her drive to escape can barely compare.
The female titan, her face crushed and her desperation apparent, turns her fingers to crystal and begins to scale the walls. But Mikasa and Eren refuse to allow this, with Eren gripping her and biting into her leg until she literally allows him to bite off the leg. Mikasa then severs her crystal fingers from her hands.
Annie falls to the ground as Eren beats her viciously, unforgiving in his Titan rampage. Her memories are clear: her father, who wronged her and couldn’t take it back. Who promised even if the whole world hated her for what had to be done, he would be on her side. Her father, who only wanted her to return.
Annie’s reaction to this memory causes a fusion between her titan form and Eren’s, encasing her in a crystal casing nothing can seem to break. Even in capture, she has temporarily escaped the hands of the Survey Corps. . .and the Survey Corps has little to show for all the death and destruction that has fallen Wall Sina.
The operation ends in what might be a failure, because Annie cannot be questioned. Erwin is questioned and the entire Survey Corps is being interrogated as well. It leaves a bitter taste given all they’ve had to give up because of this cause, this one single mission that started with the Female Titan and ended with her as well.
Eren and everyone else is indefinitely allowed to roam free, with Annie being held deep underground until they can find a solution. . . but that’s not the end. No one knows where it will lead, the secret of Eren’s basement, or even, a secret that is unfolding at this very moment in Wall Sinna.