Before it became a worldwide phenomenon that shocked both the publishing world and Japanese animation, the series was made byAttack of the giants was born from a one-shot story, Humanity Vs. Titans, which Shonen Jump rejected and in which there were significant differences from the bottom line. Let's look at them in comparison.
Although the original story is somewhat similar to Eren's adventures, from the first few pages we understand that some aspects of the world are fundamentally different. Indeed, attention is paid a religious group that created the giants as guardians of natureto prevent deforestation, pollution and destruction of ecosystems by humans. For about a hundred years, these guardians have You killed 80% of humanityand the survivors have settled in a forest protected by thick vegetation that the giants do not want to devastate.
After this presentation, Murakumo enters the scene, a very skilled, cold and determined protagonist, qualities that make him what it is more like Captain Levi than Eren Jaeger. Soon we also get to know Tsubaki, who asks Murakumo to train her so that she can fight the giants too. Both of them just lost their parents to nature's guardians, and at the end of the story we see Murakumo right in front of a giant. to make heroic sacrifices to protect one's village.
If you compare Humanity Vs. Titans to the actual published story, it is immediately clear that the role of protector of nature has been completely eliminated, which gives space complex power games, attention to the world's past and political fictional elements which helped make the series one of the most watched and appreciated in recent years. The struggle between the giants and humans is no longer limited to mere defense, but to a real war between nations that has arisen as the conspiracy developed.
A parallel could be established between Murakumo and Eren, who were completely blinded by the power of the giant ancestor and worked out a terrible plan of extermination Will to kill the giants, a goal that led him to join the scouting army. To this day, however, it is unlikely that Eren will reveal himself as a hero, a character willing to sacrifice himself for the good of others, given all the deaths he caused in the conflict between Marley and Paradis.
Recall that Isayama did not expect much popularity for Eren and we leave you to a very faithful cosplay dedicated to Levi Ackerman.