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Attack on Titan SPOILERS - Did Eren Kill His Mother? Chapter 139

Major Attack on Titan spoilers below.

April 9, 2021

With the long-anticipated release of the final chapter of the Attack on Titan manga, fans are sharing plenty of theories around the internet.

Chapter 139 gave us a lot of closure from the many events that preceded it, but it also raised a lot of questions. One of the big questions people are asking is regarding Eren and his mother.

It should go without saying that this article will be full of spoilers for Chapter 139 of Attack on Titan, so read at your own risk.

Did Eren kill his mother? Here’s everything you need to know.

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Did Eren Kill His Mother?

Before Chapter 139 came out, Eren influencing the past and killing his mother was only a theory. However, now that the series is over we have official word on whether or not the theory was right:

Eren sacrificed his mother for a better future for the world.

This is all revealed in Chapter 139 during Eren and Armin’s final conversation. Eren reveals that he manipulated the Smiling Titan (Dina Yeager) to kill his own mother in order to save the life of Bertholdt. Bertholdt played an essential part in the outcome of the war against the titans and if he had died in Carla’s place, they wouldn’t have won.

Clearly, Eren didn’t want to have his mother killed, but he felt like there was no other option because of Bertholdt’s importance.

What’s Next for Attack on Titan?

Chapter 139 of Attack on Titan is pretty clear that it’s the end of the series. However, a statement released by the Bessatsu Shonen Magazine Editorial Department seems to indicate that this may not be the last we hear from the series. Check out our full coverage of the statement and potential Chapter 140 right here.

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