Attack on Titan | Falco's Flying Jaw Titan Powers: Explained
Discover the secrets behind the unique flying Jaw Titan in Attack on Titan and understand how Falco Grice got his flying powers from Zeke Yeager!
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In the climactic showdown of Attack on Titan, known as The Battle of Heaven and Earth, the Survey Corps and Marleyans unite with Armin and fellow Scouts to confront and defeat Eren Yeager. To reach Eren's real body, Mikasa flies on the back of a unique Titan, the flying Jaw Titan to deal the final killing blow.
Falco's recently revealed Jaw Titan form is unlike any seen before, as it possesses the ability to fly—something absent in Marcel, Ymir, or Porco's previous Jaw Titan forms. This new Jaw Titan form has left many fans puzzled, questioning why Falco's Titan is different. Even though his name hints at him being able to fly, there's more to the story than just his name alone.
Falco Grice's Titan Form Explained: How Can Falco’s Jaw Titan Fly?
To comprehend the reason behind Falco's flying Jaw Titan, it's essential to revisit key moments from past episodes.
The chain of events began at a dinner honoring Sasha's bravery, where Gabi mustered the courage to confess her role in Sasha's death. Fueled by anger, Niccolo, unaware that the wine had been tampered with by Zeke's spinal fluid, violently swung a bottle towards Gabi. In a protective move, Falco stepped in front of Gabi, absorbing Niccolo's blow, resulting in the bottle shattering and the wine spilling. Unconscious, Falco inadvertently consumed the tainted wine.
While no immediate effects were observed, Zeke Yeager eventually activated his Beast Titan powers to transform all Eldians who had ingested his spinal fluid into Pure Titans, including Falco. In subsequent events, Falco consumed Porco Galliard, the then Jaw Titan, thereby inheriting those powers for himself.
Falco Dreams About a Flying Beast Titan
In the concluding chapters of the manga, Falco, being a Titan shifter, envisions a distinct Beast Titan with the ability to fly, hinting at the eventual form of his Jaw Titan. As the narrative establishes, inheriting a Titan's power includes gaining access to the memories of its previous wielders.
While on a ship to escape the Rumbling, Falco talks with Annie Leonhart, the Female Titan wielder. Annie explains how she can use the powers of other Nine Titans by consuming parts of them, emphasizing that it's especially easy for her given her powers of the Female Titan.
Similarly, Eren unlocks his crystallization powers by ingesting the contents of a bottle labeled "Armor," likely containing spinal fluids from a past Armor Titan.
In Falco's case, it becomes evident that Zeke's Beast Titan's spinal fluid is responsible for the prophetic dreams, implicating Zeke in Falco's transformation.
The amalgamation of the two Titans' powers results in familiar traits like a robust jaw and beak, alongside unique features such as being covered in feathers, possessing wings, as well as formidable claws.
Nevertheless, Falco's possession of multiple Titan powers is not unprecedented, as Eren already held the Attack Titan, Founding Titan, and Warhammer Titan at the onset of the Final Season.
The Flying Titan - A Much-Needed Addition in Attack on Titan
Isayama's storytelling in Attack on Titan consistently shows careful planning, a talent for creating interesting scenes, and a strong ability to weave a compelling and cohesive story. His creative skill stands out in the series, known for its effective foreshadowing and surprising plot twists that continually capture the audience's attention. Not to mention his twisted imagination; just look at Falco's Pure Titan form. Creepy!
A standout moment in this narrative tapestry is the unforeseen introduction of the Flying Titan, a creation controlled by Falco—a character whose name subtly alludes to a bird, specifically a falcon. This revelation is accompanied by Falco's dream of a Flying Titan, serving as a direct foreshadowing element that hints at a pivotal revelation in the unfolding storyline. Both instances underscore the series' adept use of anticipation and symbolism, adding depth to the overall narrative.
The emergence of the Flying Jaw Titan in Attack on Titan marks a refreshing addition to the series, becoming a central player in the climactic final battle. Its significance is particularly pronounced in its support role for Mikasa during the war's conclusion and in its multiple acts of heroism, saving our main characters on several occasions. Despite Falco's limited screen time in the concluding episodes, the impact of his presence resonates in the series finale, leaving fans both astonished and intrigued by the mystery surrounding his Titan's newfound flying abilities.
The Flying Jaw Titan goes beyond being a mere plot twist; it signifies Isayama's storytelling skill and his knack for incorporating elements from previous episodes to build a world with depth. As fans try to unravel the mysteries around Falco's Titan, it showcases Attack on Titan's consistent ability to keep its audience surprised and engaged even after the series has concluded.