In the third opening of Attack on Titan we see a man and a baby holding hands. Does anyone know who these two people are? I can't remember seeing them in the manga.

Or -if they are not "real" characters- what does this scene want to allude to? I can't think of any symbolism in this picture... two people holding hands

  • AoT openings often contains a lot of symbolisms rather than actual scenes. In this case, it is only a symbolic picture, as far as I know
    – Ikaros
    Commented Jul 9, 2017 at 21:09
  • Yeah, that's what I thought. Any idea on what this picture could mean?
    – Ryota
    Commented Jul 9, 2017 at 21:12
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    Same with the women holding the baby in the beginning. We don't know who they are. Commented Jul 9, 2017 at 21:29
  • While I agree that symbolism is rife in all three openings, and that a lot of the animations in all three openings are not actual scenes, I also think that the content in the openings tend to have some basis in reality or in the very least give us additional insight into the story. As for this image, that definitely looks like a military uniform on the left. It could just be there for symbolism or it may be a concept that is later revealed in the story.
    – Kate
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 3:49
  • Thanks guys. I asked out of pure curiosity. I thought that I may have missed something or that there was sone kind of hidden symbolism I didn't get.
    – Ryota
    Commented Jul 10, 2017 at 11:50

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This scene is depicted from Shingeki no Kyojin manga chapter 86, "That Day".

Grisha Yeager and Dina Fritz got married during the rise of Eldia and had a baby. This baby was named Zeke, which further betrayed whole Eldia and joined the Marley Forces.

Grisha holding Zeke on his arms, with caption "His name was Zeke."

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    Commented May 3, 2018 at 10:41
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    While that seems legit, do we have any evidence that the baby on the opening is this one?
    – Ikaros
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 11:24
  • @Ikaros SNK have some easter eggs like this in OP/ED. If you have watched the season 3 ED, it has some major spoilers of upcoming season 4. Trust me, this kid is zeke(the half blood prince) and in next season they will reach the basement.
    – ACP
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 11:36
  • I am not disproving your answer, just asking if there are any solid evidence about the identity of the baby. Yeah, I am reading the manga and I agree that the ED is a big easter egg.
    – Ikaros
    Commented May 3, 2018 at 12:00
  • I'm afraid @Ikaros is right. Although it seems plausible, there is no evidence at the moment.
    – mjeshtri
    Commented May 5, 2018 at 8:08

Probably this is not totally explicit, but, according to this Website (and many others): http://aminoapps.com/page/shonen-amino/4316391/alerta-spoiler-primera-parte

These are hands from Grisha and Zeke.


This is the hand of Eren Yeager and his son/daughter with Historia Reiss/Fritz, could be Historia Yeager in the future. Though this theory cannot still be supported yet by the manga, but I assume that this is where it leads, the future, based on what the manga is currently potraying.

  • I don't know man. Seems kinda far-fetched if you ask me...
    – Ryota
    Commented Nov 3, 2018 at 19:35

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