As far as I know, the Survey Corps (and other relevant Elderians) learned of the Curse of Ymir (that a titan shifter only has 13 years to live and if not eaten, will die to have his titan power born again with a random Elderian) from the memories of Grisha Jäger, who in turn learned it from the Owl. The Marleyian army seems to be aware of the course as well. Owl probably got his information from the army or the Taybar family.

Now I wonder, is it guaranteed that this information is correct? From a narrative POV I don't believe the author will just wave his hands and say "The curse never really existed, sorry!", but from an POV from within the world, it would make sense that this is misinformation, deliberately given by King Fritz to protect Elderians outside Paradise (so they are not deliberately killed off as long as they can be used).

I want to know if there is hard proof that the curse is real? This can be witnessing it in the main series or spinoffs (I didn't really follow AoT - After the Fall so much) or in interviews with the creators.

Something ominous, deliberately question-dodging like "Well, the characters got told so." in the interviews would be interesting too. After all, the characters got also told that titans are mankind's enemy, that you die if eaten by a titan, that Paradise Elderians' are devils etc. Information given in AoT through characters cannot be trusted, as we know after all these years :D

  • Without going into too much details, the Curse of Ymir is mentionned by Eren Kruger to Grisha, and Eren Yagger has the memories of Eren Kruger, so at least we can be sure that Eren Kruger was not lying – Ikaros Jul 12 '18 at 8:15
  • @Ikaros Did Eren relive through all the memories or were these just exemplary flashbacks? As it currently stands, I believe they didn't had the time to go through all the memories that are available to Eren? I also believe that Owl believed the information, but that doesn't means it's true. – SK19 Jul 12 '18 at 8:20

I noticed that Grisha Jaeger did not suffer the rapid aging that other titan shifters experience in their later years. There is one major variable however, Grisha didn't use his powers nearly as much as the others, or suffer major injuries very frequently. Aging is caused by the inevitable genetic screw-ups that occur during cell division. The Matter and Energy may com from Paths(whatever they may be). But instructions for building the titan titan bodies and growing back limbs? That comes from the shifter.

Grisha Only used his titan form twice(Getting to the walls and supper with the Reiss family), and he doesn't get major injuries like a soldier(You know, like Eren Kruger) might experience. It would also explain why Grisha slacked off on his mission for 12 years until he heard about some big-ass titan kicking a hole in the wall.

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  • Lmaoo "supper with the reiss family", thats one way of putting it xD – Rumpelstiltskin Nov 20 '18 at 2:12

How i see it is that ymir died 13 wars after gaining her titan ability what leads us to this from my info from wiki nobody is stronger than ymir fritz which means her twelve disciples will die in 13 years but how i see it is this who ever get the coordinate can live up to the true day they will die instead of dieing when 13 year accure but i might not be right.So what we can say is nobody is strong than ymir fritz so that only leads us to nobody goes past 13 years so hears another answer if you have the ability of a titan shifter and you eat another titan shifter than your 13 years will restart or if say it like this you have 1 more year left of being a titan and another titan shifter eats you than i think that 1 year will go to the titan shifter and they would have 1 extra year to live so his is my answer to your question ahiijny

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  • Welcome to Anime & Manga Stack Exchange. We appreciate your contribution on this site, but could you edit and proofread it further? As of current writing, I'm having a difficulty to understand this answer. Also, could you please add sources/references to back your answer up? Pure speculative answer is not accepted on here. – Aki Tanaka Sep 21 '18 at 10:48

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