DECLARATION OF WAR!! | Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 5 Breakdown

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This video explains episode 5 of Attack on Titan season 4, in which Willy Tybur made a declaration of war against Paradis island! During this episode, we get to see Eren reveal his motives to Falco and Reiner and Willy Tybur reveals the truth about the Great Titan War. Meanwhile, a rogue Marlyean soldier traps Porco and Pieck underground, which allows Eren to activate the attack titan!

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This video will explain everything from episode 5 of Attack on titan the final season. Not S4 episode 5 was called declaration of war, and it begins with a brief flashback to Paradis island, during the time in which Reiner, Annie and Bertholt were infiltrating the walls.

After the opening we see Willy Tybur preparing for his stage production, where he will be declaring war on Paradis island infront of journalists and diplomats from around the world. Unlike his usual confident self, Willy is visibly shaken in this moment. In episode 4 of the final season, commander Magath informed Willy that there was an infestation of rats in Marley, by which he meant that there are spies from Paradis island currently in the country. Moving on, Reiner comes face to face with Eren in this dimly lit cellar, and he can barely believe what he’s seeing. Eren orders Reiner to sit down and you can see that Falco is confused by their reactions. As I explained in my last review, Falco believes the two men are old friends, so Reiner’s blank expression is not exactly what he was expecting. Eren explains that the cellar they’re in is underneath a regular apartment building behind the stage. Obviously Reiner is aware of the threat, so he complies with Eren’s request to sit down, followed by an awkward silence in which Falco offers to leave. We then go back to Eren, Falco and Reiner, as the warrior finally musters up the courage, to ask Eren what he came here to do. Eren replies in epic fashion by telling Reiner he came to do the same thing that Reiner did himself, which is referring back to the attack on the walls all those years ago. Meanwhile the performance of Willy Tybur begins and along with the help of his cast and crew, he tells the story of how the eldian empire took over the world with the titans, after their ancestor Ymir gained the power all those years ago.

While the performance continues, the soldier who approached the warriors tells Zeke to go to the front gate and leads Porco and Pieck to a different location. The solider leads the two warriors into a secluded property, before cutting the rope on a trap door and allowing the two to fall down a shaft.

Back in the cellar, Falco begins to think about why Reiner looks so frightened and questions who exactly Mr Kruger really is. Because Eren claimed he was Reiner’s old friend, Falco realises that if they knew each other for so long, then in theory Eren could be someone from Paradis island. On stage, Willy Tybur’s performance then takes an interesting turn, as he begins to reveal the truth about the great titan war, which the Tybur family had kept a secret for over 100 years.

It was revealed in the last episode, that the Tybur’s had secretly been in control of Marley since the great titan war, which is one of the things they gained by working with the king, in addition to their assured safety. Together with the Tybur’s, Fritz wanted to present a Marleyan as being responsible for ending the Eldian empire and Helos fulfilled that role. Fritz made a BINDING vow to renounce all war, which is why his successors such as Uri Reiss and Freida Reiss were unable to use the full power of the founding titan. They were always overtaken by Karl Frtiz’s ideology, and so even when titans were attacking their people, the vow renouncing war prevented them from taking real action.

The attack titan manifests itself, completely destroying the cellar that Reiner and Falco were in, as well as the building full of civilians. He emerges infront of the diplomat and journalists from around the world, before crushing the stage and Willy Tybur with his bear hands. This moment was so iconic and I think it was done incredibly well, but let me know what you guys think down below.

Turtle Quirk

F in the chat for the Willy. Gone too soon!

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 2,261

Nilesh Kumaraswamy

AOT has legitimately gone from "run, Eren!" to "run! Eren!"

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 412


Reiner: "I killed your mom"

Eren: "we’re the same"

Reiner: hold up

4 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 824

arham aamir

"Reiner, we are the same."

"really, so we’re chill?”

"Ahahaha idk about that one chief"

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 946

Ochom Omoding

The sad part was, Eren wasn't lying about being an old friend of Reiner's. They were friends once, Eren even looked looked up to him because he made himself to be this caring, reliable guy.
Plus, at this point as Eren says, he's seen the worms for what it is and no longer hates Reiner like he once did as he know understands the reasons why they attacked the walls, about the conditions that their people live under, and about how they were taught from birth to hate them, to see them as demons. He even forgot his vow to make him suffer.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 288

Emperor Crimson

Declares war
Gets bodied immediately after

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 5,862

Tomioka Giyuu

Reiner: kill me
Eren: no
Willy: I don’t wanna die
Eren: die

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 462


Bruh we may have just seen eren literally at his most bad ass in his human form. They did such a good job at drawing Eren in this scene. You can tell he’s changed so much mentally just by looking at him. You can still hear the rage behind his words even though he speaks so calmly, and the look in his eye was so damn cold I felt scared for reiner and falco myself. And what’s even scarier about the whole situation is that eren takes the time to validate exactly what he’s about to do by asking Reiner those questions in that same calm but sadistic tone. When there was literally no reason to at that point since he was basically speaking to a dead man. I thought I loved they’re illustration of erens rage in the previous seasons, but this just took it to a whole other level I love this so much more. Then in the final moments of the episode all of that rage that you can see on the inside of eren as he’s speaking becomes clearly visible as he says “destroy my enemies” and you see that old fire in his eyes from the previous seasons. I’m more than satisfied with season 4 so far and Im more of a attack on titan fan now than I’ve ever been.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 365

Gio Barrientos

Willy: “I declare war!”

Eren: “Let’s FUCKING GO!!!”

Willy: “Wait, Not like that”

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 411

Joshua Herman

Carla Yeager: "He's already special. Because he was born into this world."
Willy Tyber: "But I do not wish to die. And that is because I was born into this world!"

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 601

Track Boss

Willy declared a war but couldn't last 10 seconds in it 🤣

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 4,464

Alex Strittmatter

Willy: “I do not wish to die”

Eren: “And I took that personally”

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 375

Sadad Erlangga

Eren : Destroy everything to protect his home
Twitter : He's an asshole, and he's the villain
Zeke, Porco, and Reiner : Destroy fort slava and turn innocent people into titans
Twitter : I'm gonna pretend I didn't saw that

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 112

Just Some Guy without a Mustache

Imagine declaring a war, only to die the second you declared it

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 154


Eren such a nice guy, waited till he declared war so Eren doesn’t commit a war crime 😀😀

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 50

I am bored af


Nah man i dont spoil

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 17

Eddie Haehl

Reiner: “I am so sorry. I hate the person i am”

Eren: “Haha, Founding titan go brrrr”

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 74


There are so many points in history where this could all have been avoided:

1) the 1st King of the walls, wanted to be left alone, so he took his people away, caged them up, and vowed to no longer make war. He kept that promise, and generations thereafter. Was this pact honored? No. Marley kept populating the island with Titans for 100 years.

2) Titan problem? not a problem, the walls keep them out, Eldians live not knowing what's happening in the outside world. Guess what? Marley sends 4 brainwashed kids to break open the wall. This triggers the events of the show. Tadah ~ they created an angry Eren

3) Manga Spoiler I wont spoil - but I'll just say - Eren tried not to go down this route. Too bad circumstances forced him into it.

4) Maybe if Marley (Tybur) chose not to declare war, and leave them alone - or maybe have an open dialogue with the rulers of Paradis.

Well too bad. The outside world missed all those chances. They have no reason to complain about being on the business end of a War they started, and a war they kept going.
Innocent loss of life, sad yes. But name one war, name one - where there was no loss of innocent life.

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 75

BigKahuna Burger

Reiner: "I'm the main character now"

Eren: "Isayama, you done fucked it up"

4 weeks ago (edited) | [YT] | 250

Kripa Malhotra

i screamed when eren transformed and my parents looked at me like i needed to be admitted into a mental institution

4 weeks ago | [YT] | 94