Rumble is just one of many unforgivable things Eren Jaeger did in Attack on Titan.
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Former protagonist Eren Jaeger did some pretty terrible things in Attack on Titan’s Final Season. After launching a stealth attack that killed innocent civilians in Marley and toppled the army on Paradis Island, Eren turned total villain by activating Rumble to wipe out all life on Earth. . Eren’s purpose for genocide is undeniably making the Führer an unforgivable figure – but Rumble isn’t his only sin. Eren brought unimaginable suffering to his closest friends by forcing them to kill his comrades just to stop him.
The group of protagonists who have joined forces to stop Rumble have the most logical, undeniably straight, point in anime history: genocide is wrong. Eren’s plan to wipe out all life outside of Paradis Island is inexcusable even in the face of the rest of the world’s hatred of the Eldians. Yes, Eren and the Jaegerists are correct that the rest of the world will soon wipe out the Eldian race, but a pre-emptive genocide to prevent genocide is still genocide. So despite the fact that the Marleyans and scouts have teamed up to represent the minority opinion on Paradis Island regarding Rumble, stopping Eren isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s the only thing to do .
The fact that Eren activated Rumble was terrible, but even without the Founding Titan’s omniscient powers, he must have known his friends wouldn’t be part of his scheme. If Eren thought they would support him, he would have included them in the first place instead of Floch Forster. However, Eren abandons his friends, forces them to rescue mines in Marley, then imprisons them while he overthrows their own army – all the while knowing they will feel responsible for his actions and try to stop him. In Season 4, Episode 27, “Flashback”, Hange, Mikasa, Connie, and Jean massacred dozens of Jaegeer, their former comrade, and it was all Eren’s fault.
Connie’s horror of having to execute Samuel and Daz, whom he knew from his days in the 104th Cadet Corps, was just a taste of the psychological torture Eren had inflicted on those who had been lost. whom he once claimed to be most interested in. It’s a simple concept that if you love someone, you don’t force them to kill their own friends so they can stop you from destroying the world. Eren claims to be acting on behalf of the people of Paradis, but Eren is actually the most selfish character in Attack on Titan. Eren suffered greatly during his fight with Marley, and now he will let his pain roll across the Earth while ravaging those closest to him.
To be fair, the Jaegerists chose to follow Eren’s genocide plan, but Eren was the one who radicalized his followers in the first place. By recruiting Floch Forster as the head of the Jaegerist faction, Eren ensures that they will be xenophobic extremists under the leadership of someone who once tried to spare only Erwin Smith’s life so he could live long enough to continue to suffer. Floch has gone from a hothead to a patriot, to a border psychopath because he feels like an illegitimate son who becomes Eren’s right-hand man in a plot to destroy the world.
Just as the Scouts were forced to kill their comrades, the Jaegerists were distraught as they fought their former allies who betrayed them. Paradis Island has become a madhouse thanks to Eren, and even if he stops or is convinced of the error of his ways, his character is not redeemable. Every drop of blood shed in the clash between the Scouts and the Jaegeists is in Eren’s hands, and his friends may never be the same again for killing so many of their own comrades. Eren Jaeger created Attack on Titan’s final mess and let his friends clean it up. Mikasa and the others will want to take pity on Eren when they catch up to him, but he definitely doesn’t deserve it.