The Warhammer Titan in Attack on Titan explained

The Warhammer Titan, from the series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) by Hajime Isayama, is one of the Nine Titans — a group of unique Titans with distinct abilities. 

Among the special Titans featured in the series, the Warhammer Titan stands out due to its ability to generate structures and weapons. Let’s dive into its powers and significance

Appearance and Combat

The Warhammer Titan, similar to other Titans, stands at a towering height, roughly 15 meters tall. It has a well-muscled physique and a distinctive face, with white, bony structures forming a mask over its eyes and upper face.

Hardening and Weapon Creation

The most iconic power of the Warhammer Titan is its ability to create and manipulate weapons using its hardening ability. 

This includes, but is not limited to, hammers, spikes, crossbows, and whips. The Titan can summon these weapons out of thin air and use them proficiently in battle, offering a versatility that no other Titan possesses. 

The signature weapon, as the name suggests, is a massive Warhammer, which can be wielded to deliver devastating blows. Aside from weaponry, it can also create complex structures from the ground, such as spikes to impale enemies or barriers for defense. 

Memories and Inheritance

Similar to other Titan shifters, the inheritor of the Warhammer Titan can potentially access the memories of previous users. This continuity allows for the preservation of tactics, experiences, and knowledge across generations.

Remote Operation

A unique and somewhat unexpected feature of the Warhammer Titan is the ability to operate remotely. Unlike other Titan shifters who are located in the nape of their Titan form, the Warhammer Titan’s user can connect to the Titan through a cable of flesh. 

This means the user can be underground or sheltered while the Titan operates on the surface. This feature not only adds an element of surprise but also offers a strategic advantage by protecting the human operator.

The user of the Warhammer Titan also can encase themselves in an unbreakable crystal for protection.

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Limitations and Weaknesses

While the Warhammer Titan’s abilities are impressive, it does have limitations. 

The act of creating weapons and structures consumes its stamina, which means there’s a limit to how much it can manifest before getting exhausted. 

Additionally, while the remote operation feature is advantageous, once the location of the tethered human is discovered, it can become a vulnerability.

Narrative Importance

In Attack on Titan, the Warhammer Titan is initially introduced as an enemy, wielded by a member of the Tybur family, a noble family in Marley. 

Its introduction in the series showcases a dramatic battle, highlighting its capabilities and adding a new layer of complexity to the Titan warfare.

This Titan is a masterclass in design and functionality with its dynamic weapon creation and battlefield manipulation abilities. However, its powers are consumed by Eren shortly after it is introduced in season 4. 

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