Eren Yeager (spelled Eren Jaeger in the anime) is the main protagonist of Hajime Isayama's manga and anime series Attack on Titan.

Eren is one of the most recognizable anime characters in his generation due to being the protagonist of one of the highest-acclaimed manga series of his time. However, he takes a backseat in popularity in anime contests behind his compatriots Levi and Mikasa Ackerman, and even Erwin Smith at some points. The soldier has a history of mediocrity in r/anime's Best Guy and Character, and is yet to advance to the ISML playoffs, with the closest one happening in 2018 where he was eliminated in the very last wildcard round.

That all changed with the release of Attack on Titan's fourth season in 2021, which adapts chapters 91 of the manga and beyond. With this anime adaptation being broadcasted, Eren finally gets his chance to claim the spotlight after years of mediocrity --- starting with the soldier advancing to the final of r/anime's Best Character 5, where he gave way to FMA's Edward Elric.






Background[edit | edit source]

In the beginning of the story, Eren Yeager is a young boy living together with his childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert in a town called Shinganshina District. The town is situated at the edge of Wall Maria, the outermost of three giant concrete perimeters that serve to protect the last of humanity inside it from man-eating Titans.

Eren is a loud, impulsive individual whose dream is to see the world outside the walls. He doesn't like people being content with living inside them, comparing them to animals in a cage. However, in one fateful day, Wall Maria was breached, and after seeing his mother get eaten by a Titan in the ensuing invasion, a burning desire was instilled within him: the desire to ERADICATE ALL TITANS FROM THIS WORLD.

That's basically the first two chapters of the manga. Due to Attack on Titan's complex plot and multiple series-changing revelations, it is best to read the manga or watch the anime right away, as Eren undergoes significant changes in characterization throughout the story.

More information can be found in the Attack on Titan Fandom wiki page. The link (obviously) CONTAINS SPOILERS.


ISML Profile Flavor Text[edit | edit source]

Moe Traits[edit | edit source]

Physical[edit | edit source]

  • Black hair, turquoise eyes. In the manga covers illustrated by Hajime Isayama, Eren's eyes are colored grey instead.


Abilities[edit | edit source]

Spoiler Traits[edit | edit source]

Physical[edit | edit source]

As a crippled soldier: Hobo

After revealing himself: Man bun, Abs


Abilities[edit | edit source]

Early on in the series, Eren gets eaten by a Titan, but manages to survive by transforming into one. He is the owner of the titular Attack Titan, one of the "Nine Titans" that are noted for their special abilities.


Roles[edit | edit source]

Contest History[edit | edit source]

r/anime Contests[edit | edit source]

FIRST TASTE OF SUCCESS[edit | edit source]

Eren's next contest, Best Character 5, would eventually become his best contest yet largely because of these reasons:

  • Attack on Titan is one of the subreddit's highest-rated shows;
  • Season 4 will release in December 2020, coinciding with the schedule of Best Character 5; and
  • the fourth season airing at that time will showcase Eren's important moments.

Yeager's campaign started by earning the 15th seed (just below Erwin Smith, who sits at #11). With his appearance in the fourth round a formality, he faced the underseeded powerhouse Killua.png Killua Zoldyck (#50), beating him by exactly 100 votes. After that comes a same-series duel against his childhood friend Mikasa.png Mikasa (#18). While there were concerns about Mikasa beating him due to the "waifu" factor, they were quickly proven wrong as Eren handily defeated the Ackerman to advance to the Sweet 16, where produced an upset against the highly-rated Konosuba protagonist Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou (#2) to make his first-ever Elite Eight appearance.

Eren's victory against Re:Zero protagonist and fellow elite eight debutant Subaru1.png Subaru Natsuki (#10) is considered by some as well-deserved since both characters receive substantial development in the story, which is a trait many users consider a requirement to win Best Character. The soldier then overpowered his commander Erwin.png Erwin (#11), who was also making his first-ever semi-finals appearance, in order to book a place in the grand finals where FMA main guy Edward.png Edward Elric awaits. The final ended with the soldier losing to the alchemist by a large amount of votes. Despite this loss, it's still considered a victory for both contestants: Edward finally gets into r/anime's Hall of Fame, while Eren gets another better opportunity to repeat his success.


KEEP MOVING FORWARD[edit | edit source]

I just keep moving forward. Until my enemies are destroyed.
Eren Yeager, Chapter 100 / S04 Ep. 4,


After his breakthrough in the last character contest, Eren sets his eyes on the next major contest: Best Guy 7, held during the Winter 2021 season, right in the middle of the anime's season 4 airdate. Several users have expected him to secure the first seed and trample all of his opponents en route to the title, as Eren's highlights will most likely have been broadcasted by the time that contest has started.



ISML Record[edit | edit source]

Male Exhibitions[edit | edit source]

Eren's ISML Exhibitions Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
2013 Round of 96
Group F
Eren.png Eren Yeager 3777 1st (Advanced)
Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi 3739
Touma.png Touma Kamijou 3399
Yuuto Yokudera 2038
Xerxes.png Xerxes Break 1318
Tatsuya Himuro 1169
Round of 32 Maou sadao.png Sadao Maou 3606 - 3156 Win
Round of 16 Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata 4434 - 3995 Win
Quarter-finals Hideyoshi.png Hideyoshi Kinoshita 4518 - 4890 Loss


Main Tournament[edit | edit source]

ISML 2016 -- Eliminated in Amethyst (Round of 128 Groups)
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 16 Rank 80
Amethyst Round of 128
Group H (3rd)
Light.png Light Yagami 896 - 1308 Loss
Tohru o.png Tohru Oikawa 1374 - 519 Win
Ikki.png Ikki Kurogane 1073 - 1300 Loss (Eliminated)
ISML 2018 --- Eliminated in Diamond Wilcards (Round of 24)
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 86 Rank 19
Aquamarine Group Sasuke.png Sasuke Uchiha 2696 - 2465 Win
Ryoma.png Ryouma Echizen 3546 - 1800 Win
Kyon1.png Kyon 2922 - 3762 Loss
Nagisa assclass.png Nagisa Shiota 2285 - 3916 Loss
Ash Ketchum Ash Ketchum 3852 - 3273 Win
Topaz Group Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu 3942 - 3862 Win
Rentaro.png Rentarou Satomi 5300 - 2911 Win
Keima.png Keima Katsuragi 2783 - 2779 Win
Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi 2959 - 4311 Loss
Itachi.png Itachi Uchiha 5019 - 4382 Win
Amethyst Group Tatsuya.png Tatsuya Shiba 2260 - 3036 Loss
Takashi.png Takashi Natsume 3822 - 2746 Win
Shirou.png Shirou Emiya 2612 - 4285 Loss
Yashiro.png Yashiro Isana 5041 - 2716 Win
Syaoran.png Syaoran Li 3639 - 3706 Loss
Sapphire Group Saitama.png Saitama 2543 - 3621 Loss
Shizuo.png Shizuo Heiwajima 2602 - 2775 Loss
Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki 2235 - 2226 Win
Levi.png Levi Ackerman 2301 - 7334 Loss
Kousei.png Kousei Arima 5573 - 5270 Win
Emerald Group Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata 9600 - 9424 Win
Kiyotaka.png Kiyotaka Ayanokouji 9947 - 10,351 Loss
Yuzuru.png Yuzuru Otonashi 12,243 - 9962 Win
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe 8795 - 11,099 Loss
Izaya.png Izaya Orihara 11,618 - 8713 Win
Ruby Group Karma.png Karma Akabane 9527 - 9715 Loss
Gilgamesh.png Gilgamesh 7427 - 13,507 Loss
Takashi.png Takashi Natsume (rematch) 13,486 - 13,349 Win
Archer.png Archer 17,198 - 17,464 Loss
Itachi.png Itachi Uchiha (rematch) 15,819 - 15,515 Win
Diamond Group
(6th, Wildcards)
Levi.png Levi Ackerman (rematch) 11,185 - 15,567 Loss
Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi (rematch) 12,320 - 13,855 Loss
Okabe.png Rintarou Okabe (rematch) 8537 - 17,932 Loss
Tomoya.png Tomoya Okazaki 12,732 - 13,359 Loss
Shouto.png Shouto Todoroki 10,813 - 12,846 Loss
Wildcard round 11 opponents (modified range-voting) 331,948.42 (final score) 12th (Eliminated)
ISML 2019 -- Eliminated in Emerald Wildcards (Round of 40)
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 114 Rank 15
Aquamarine Group (3rd) Lancer.png Lancer 4638 - 4398 Win
Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou 4499 - 5005 Loss
Eugeo.png Eugeo 4979 - 5775 Loss
Topaz Group (3rd) Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki 4867 - 4872 Loss
Taki.png Taki Tachibana 4889 - 5876 Loss
All might.png All Might 6566 - 6165 Win
Amethyst Group (3rd) Saiki.png Kusuo Saiki 4418 - 4505 Loss
Shouto.png Shouto Todoroki 4190 - 4963 Loss
Sasuke.png Sasuke Uchiha 4538 - 4380 Win
Sapphire Group (3rd) Saitama.png Saitama 5772 - 6771 Loss
Yuuta.png Yuuta Togashi 4836 - 6317 Loss
Shidou.png Shidou Itsuka 6320 - 6034 Win
Emerald Group (4th, WC) Willem.png Willem Kmetsch 4685 - 5242 Loss
Shirou.png Shirou Emiya 4296 - 5962 Loss
Kiritsugu.png Kiritsugu Emiya 4832 - 5950 Loss
Wildcard round 9 opponents (STV) 1620 (total) 10th (Eliminated)
ISML 2020 -- Eliminated in Split 2 (Round of 64 Groups)
Period Round Opponent Score Result
Nominations N/A N/A 69 Rank 13
Preliminaries 17 opponents (approval voting) 1000 15th (seed 33)
Aquamarine Split 1 Group A
(2nd)
Masamune izumi.png Masamune Izumi 1723 - 1595 Win
Rentaro.png Rentarou Satomi 2370 - 1253 Win
Saiki.png Kusuo Saiki 2231 - 2085 Win
Miyuki shirogane.png Miyuki Shirogane 1385 - 4785 Loss
Taihei.png Taihei Doma 1975 - 1537 Win
Topaz Split 2 Group B
(12th, Eliminated)
Lancer.png Lancer 1757 - 1590 Win
Sorata.png Sorata Kanda 1390 - 1817 Loss
Ishigami.png Yuu Ishigami 1761 - 2734 Loss
Ryuuji.png Ryuuji Takasu 1814 - 1996 Loss
Karma.png Karma Akabane 2328 - 2222 Win
Amethyst Conan.png Conan Edogawa 1782 - 1975 Loss
Saitama.png Saitama 1187 - 1776 Loss
Edward.png Edward Elric 2250 - 2300 Loss
Kousei.png Kousei Arima 1850 - 2127 Loss
Nishikata.png Nishikata 2805 - 2371 Win
Sapphire Willem.png Willem Kmetsch 2734 - 3360 Loss
Taki.png Taki Tachibana 2266 - 3198 Loss
Monkey D. Luffy Monkey D. Luffy 2789 - 2837 Loss
Shouya.png Shouya Ishida 2951 - 3508 Loss
Isaac.png Isaac Foster 2356 - 2017 Win





AnimeBracket Record[edit | edit source]

Best Guy Contest[edit | edit source]

Eren's Best Guy Contest Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
Best Guy 1 (2015)
(seed 75)
Round of 256 (182) Soul evans.png Soul Evans 3103 - 2106 Win
Round of 128 (54) Nyanta 2964 - 2862 Win
Round of 64 (11) Lelouch.png Lelouch Lamperouge 1456 - 4640 Loss
Best Guy 2 (2016)
(seed 84)
Round of 256 (173) Claire Stanfield 1425 - 1508 Loss
Best Guy 3 (2017)
(seed 75)
Round of 512 (438) Monkey D. Garp 1094 - 613 Win
Round of 256 (182) Rin okumura.png Rin Okumura 980 - 817 Win
Round of 128 (54) Gintoki.png Gintoki Sakata 611 - 1606 Loss
Best Guy 4 (2018)
(seed 50)
Round of 512 (463) Conan.png Conan Edogawa 1629 - 588 Win
Round of 256 (207) Shinigami (Soul Eater) 1568 - 755 Win
Round of 128 (79) Sonic opm.png Speed-o'-Sound Sonic 2309 - 958 Win
Round of 64 (15) Kamina.png Kamina 1700 - 2150 Loss
Best Guy 5 (2019)
(seed 46)
Round of 512 (467) Arslan 1097 - 260 Win
Round of 256 (211)) 20x20px Ryo Asuka 1121 - 520 Win
Round of 128 (83) Houtarou.png Houtarou Oreki 910 - 873 Win
Round of 64 (19) Shouya.png Shouya Ishida 1035 - 1338 Loss
Best Guy 6 (2020)
(seed 26)
Round of 512 (487) Kise.png Ryouta Kise 802 - 128 Win
Round of 256 (231) Firo Prochainezo 725 - 252 Win
Round of 128 (103) Tohru o.png Tohru Oikawa 697 - 364 Win
Round of 64 (39) Gon.png Gon Freecss 600 - 619 Loss



Best Character Contest[edit | edit source]

Eren's Best Character Contest Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
Best Char 1 (2015)
(seed 108)
Round of 512 (405) Nice Holystone 2035 - 1282 Win
Round of 256 (149) Inaba.png Himeko Inaba 1886 - 2108 Loss
Best Char 2 (2016)
(seed 230)
Round of 512 (283) Armin.png Armin Arlert 988 - 620 Win
Round of 256 (27) Sora.png Sora 642 - 1357 Loss
Best Char 3 (2017)
(seed 161)
Round of 512 (352) Kyouko k.png Kyouko Kirigiri 1427 - 871 Win
Round of 256 (96) Joseph.png Joseph Joestar 832 - 1555 Loss
Best Char 4 (2018)
(seed 87)
Round of 512 (426) Rachnera Arachnera 1349 - 533 Win
Round of 256 (170) Naruto.png Naruto Uzumaki 1293 - 933 Win
Round of 128 (42) Yui h.png Yui Hirasawa 1011 - 1234 Loss
Best Char 5 (2020)
(seed 15)
Round of 512 (498) Moriko.png Moriko Morioka 679 - 190 Win
Round of 256 (271) Nao.png Nao Tomori 826 - 247 Win
Round of 128 (143) Brock.png Brock 994 - 425 Win
Round of 64 (50) Killua.png Killua Zoldyck 760 - 660 Win
Round of 32 (18) Mikasa.png Mikasa Ackerman 816 - 476 Win
Round of 16 (2) Kazuma.png Kazuma Satou 948 - 854 Win
Quarter-finals (10) Subaru1.png Subaru Natsuki 975 - 861 Win
Semi-finals (14) Erwin.png Erwin Smith 1228 - 1168 Win
Final (8) Edward.png Edward Elric 979 - 1519 Loss



Other Contests[edit | edit source]

Bilibili Moe[edit | edit source]

Eren's Best Character Contest Record
Edition Round Opponent Score Result
2015 Round of 128
Group H3
Ken kaneki.png Ken Kaneki 29,473 2nd (Eliminated)
Eren.png Eren Yeager 19,234
Hiroomi.png Hiroomi Nase 14,232
Yukari Mishakuji 5999
2016 Round of 72
Group O
Ranpo bungou.png Ranpo Edogawa 46,353 (56) 2nd (Eliminated)
Eren.png Eren Yeager 33,739 (30)
Hetaro Pearlbaton 29,446 (2)
2017 Round of 128
Group C1
Eren.png Eren Yeager 81,349 (241) 1st (Advanced)
Victor Nikiforov 32,807 (1031)
Yuri Plisetsky 11,658 (305)
Todomatsu Matsuno 7960 (75)
Round of 32 Yugi.png Yugi Mutou 91,106 - 61,633  (153 - 1179) Win
Round of 16 Romani.png Romani Archaman 86,968 - 107,620 (411 - 2479) Loss





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