All Out War
That also addresses the other major aspect of this trailer and the biggest indicator of what’s going to consume this final season, which appears to be a war of apocalyptic levels. Battles are always huge in this series, but now there are naval ships, dirigibles dropping bombs, and a whole level of combat that’s grand beyond the Titans. Titans have cannons strapped to them and appear to be weaponized in a way that’s never been seen before and very terrifying. There’s also a gigantic Silver Surfer-esque character that seems to indicate a whole new style of Titan, or another species entirely, that’s also going to be added to the mix. It looks season four will radically change what the audience knows about Titans, much like how season three did.
It appears that this final season will push the idea of Titans as human weapons to its extreme. The thought of Titans becoming outsourced and turned into fixtures of the military is a sadly realistic idea, even if the subject matter here is so heightened. It’s interesting to see that Attack on Titan will look this far into the cycle of Titans as a concept and how they’ve been treated throughout the series. The trailer features a lot of wild visuals that go as far as Titans raining down from the sky and the confrontation with a glowing Tree of Life. Season four definitely seems interested in looking at the beginning of Titans as it heads towards the end of them.
Eren has always been treated like a special character throughout Attack on Titan who has a larger purpose, but he’s specifically called out by this opposite warring nation. It seems like he’ll be a crucial figure in resolving whatever conflict that’s going on, which will likely also be the final battle of the series. It’s unclear who will be the major players in this season, not to mention who will survive by the end of it all, but Levi also shows up in the trailer. Eren’s core group appear to be present, but it’s likely to be a much smaller crew this time around.