It would be difficult to be part of the anime community and not have run into Attack on Titan yet. The show has been a ratings giant as big as the monsters that fill its pages, but there is one hero that stands out among them all. Levi Ackerman, the hotshot of the Scout Regiment, has been a key player in the story since its early pages. He is someone whose myth grows with every titan he manages to cut down — usually in incredibly stylish fashion.
This week’s Hump Day Husbando is the one and only Levi Ackerman, who has been one of the bright spots of Attack on Titan since he first zipped onto the pages in his ODM gear.
Who is Levi Ackerman?
At the start of Attack on Titan, we only have rumours surrounding the Scout Regiment and the skill they have when it comes to fighting and killing titans. They are, after all, the only group that goes outside the walls regularly, meaning that they encounter these monsters more often than anyone else. This leads to a high mortality rate among their members, but it also means that those who survive are the best in the world when it comes to killing titans.
Among these elite soldiers is Levi Ackerman, who has risen to the rank of captain in the Scout Regiment and is widely regarded as the best of the best when it comes to killing titans. He is calm, cool, and collected when he is among his fellow Scouts, but turns into a titan-killing machine when the time is right. His reputation for being so efficient at killing the monsters is so well known that multiple attempts to remove him from action are put in place by those who oppose his desire to rid the world of titans.
Why we love him
As the saying goes, Levi Ackerman is the best in the world at what he does, but what he does isn’t pretty. No one in the world is as dangerous as he is when it comes to using the Omni-Directional Mobility gear that is the signature piece of equipment from Attack on Titan. His skills at using the ODM gear are unrivalled among the scouts, with even the ever-impressive Mikasa having trouble keeping up with him throughout the series.
Levi is the embodiment of the cool, quiet type who becomes dangerous when he is pushed into a corner. He has the highest titan kill count among all of the Scouts we see in the show and even manages to go toe-to-toe with several of the intelligent titans throughout the series. For much of the show’s run, he is the top fighter at humanity’s disposal, managing to wound the Female Titan by himself when an entire battalion had failed to even scratch her.
Why you’ll love him
If you’re a fan of the brooding hero, Levi Ackerman is the man for you. He is completely dedicated to the cause of eliminating the titan threat and puts every ounce of his skill and strength into that fight. He is cold and calculating, willing to sacrifice both himself and the soldiers under his command to secure humanity’s future. When his cool demeanour drops and he lets loose all the anger and fury in his heart, he is as strong as entire squads of other soldiers.
With the Attack on Titan anime coming to a close soon, it only felt right to bring the best man in the Scout Regiment front and centre for everyone to admire. If you want to get caught up on the adventures of Levi and Mikasa – and Eren, I guess – you can watch the entire show’s run on the Funimation website or read the manga on the Azuki app.
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