Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9
Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) Season 4 Episode 9 continues from Sasha’s death. The Survey corps arrive back in Paradis and Armin was thinking if there could have been other paths they may have taken. What happened in Paradis after Reiner retreated back in Marley?
If you haven’t watched the anime or read the manga and don’t want to be spoiled, be warned.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9 Summary
The episode starts with Armin recalling the incident 3 years ago and asking himself if there will be any changes if they acted differently. Then we cut to a flash back in the coast of Paradis. A second reconnaisance ship was sent by Marley to check what happened with the first one. Suddenly, Eren’s attack titan showed up and carried the ship to the bank without any recourse of moving.
Nicolo, a Marleyan was held hostage by Hange and Levi. Here, Hange was trying to talk to the commander of the ship when suddenly, he got shot by Yelena. A coup erupted when Yelena’s group pointed their weapons on their comrades and told Hange they want to have tea.
Inside the tent, Yelena discussed with Hange and Levi the composition of the Marleyan army as follows: 50 Divisions with 1 Division = 20,000 soldiers with a total of 1,000,000 soldiers and 3 Navy Fleets with 21 battleships each and Airships that can launch an attack from the sky.
With the amount of firepower and army at their disposal, one would wonder why Marley has not launched their attack yet on Paradis. Yelena explained that there were 2 main reasons. 1) The mindless titans roaming outside the wall acts as deterent for any external attacks. 2) The warring countries who have grudge on Marley. With Marley’s loss of the Female and Colossal Titans in Paradis, their power has been significantly reduced and took the opportunity to declare war against Marley.
Zeke and Yelena
Hange made an inference from Yelena’s story and guessed they’re secret agents who infiltrated Marley backed by big players. Yelena contradicted saying they’re victims of cirumstances who already lost hope but found light through Zeke. Zeke became their god who gave hope to the powerless. It was at Zeke’s command that they shot the commander and they’re currently serving to free the Eldian people.
The survey corps reported what they discovered to the army including Zeke’s plan to liberate the Eldian people. The higher ups were not convinces as Zeke is the beast titan who turned many Eldians into mindless titan.
Zeke’s plan to solve the Eldian issue through the use of the Founding titan and a titan with Royal Blood. Eren agreed with Zeke as he was once able to use the power of the Founding through Dina Fritz. Eren deducted that Zeke’s plan may involve the titans sleeping in the wall through the Rumbling.
Some time later, the soldiers of Paradis used the banked ship to get in touch with other Marleyan fleet. They succeeded in getting contact. This time, it was Armin’s collosal titan showed up causing the soldiers to abandon ship. The soldiers tried to swim their way to the coast but they got greeted by the survey corps and were arrested.
One Sunny afternoon, Eren, Armin and Mikasa were doing some practice shooting. Eren asked Armin if he has seen Bertholdt’s memories but the latter said he has not found anything useful. Eren told them that Zeke only has three years left and that they need to put the plan into action. Armin asked if there were other ways and talk to the people who hates them but Eren declined saying people see them as monsters.
We return to Sasha’s grave where the survey corps were grieving for her death. Nicolo was crying as he mourned for Sasha. Connie thanked him for cooking delicious foood for Sasha. Then, Sasha’s parents and sister arrived at the grave. Nicolo presented himself to them saying that Sasha loved eating his food more than anyone else. He told them he could also cook food for them if they ever wanted.
Then we cut scene with Levi and Zeke riding a carriage towards Zeke’s accomodation. Zeke exclaims why they call it a victory when there was really none yet as they only stalled for time. Zeke then asked if he willl be meeting Eren but Levi declined saying he will have to wait. Then they arrived in the tall forest with a small house. This is perfect in case Zeke changes to a titan as they will be able to use their ODM gear.
Then we see Yelena handing out Zeke’s spinal fluid that turns Eldians to tians to commander Pixis. Pixis then held Yelena captive and may use them as bargaining chip with Zeke in case he plans on escaping.
Finally, we see who Armin was talking to all these time. It was the crystallized form of Annie whom he was sharing all his thoughts and feelings. How Eren could have proceeded the plan alone, hw they destroyed the port and killed innocent people, and how they stopped Marley from retaliating for the mean time.
Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9 Manga Chapter
Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 9 covers only one chapter from the Manga particularly chapter 106