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104th Trainees Squad

First Appearance

Chapter 2

Last Appearance

Chapter 3


Humanity, Survey Corps, Stationary Guard, Military Police

The 104th Trainees Squad is the only graduating class introduced in the series and the Southern division contains nearly all of the central characters.

The top ten of the class, those with the best grades, included, in order: Mikasa Ackerman, Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, Annie LeonhartEren Yeager, Jean Kirstein, Marco Bott, Connie Springer, Sasha Blouse and Krista Lenz. As with all graduating classes, only those in top ten can apply to the Military Police, giving them the privilege of living in the Inner District. The 104th was disbanded at the end of the graduation ceremony. 

Another one also not in the top ten, but is considered in it is Ymir. Her abilities are rumored to easily surpass Krista Lenz's but because of unknown reasons she left the spot to her. However, it is rumored that during the final weeks of being apart of the 104th Trainees Squad, Ymir started slacking off to ensure Krista's spot in the top ten and allow her access to the Military Police.[citation needed]


SnK - 104th Trainees Squad

104th Trainees Squad.

Instructor Shadis' Individual Trainee EvaluationsEdit

  • Reiner Braun - "A strong soldier, physically and mentally. Excels at teamwork and is trusted by all of his comrades."
  • Armin Arlert - "While lacking in physical strength, he's demonstrated an extraordinary aptitude for his studies."
  • Annie Leonhart - "Her strike form is flawless, but she works poorly with others and tends to isolate herself."
  • Bertolt Hoover - "He has great potential, but lacks initiative."
  • Jean Kirstein - "A master of 3D Maneuvering Gear, his brash personality often causes friction with the team."
  • Sasha Blouse - "She has unconventional, good instincts, but they make her unsuited for teamwork."
  • Connie Springer - "He demonstrates superior physical agility, but lacks mental acuity."
  • Mikasa Ackerman - "A master in all areas. Her talent is unprecedented and she is considered one of the best trainees in our history."
  • Eren Yeager - "While not currently exceptional in a given area, his iron will has improved him drastically, and he possesses the greatest motivation out of all the trainees."


  • The top five graduates (excluding Mikasa Ackerman) are known Titan Shifters.
  • Of all top ten graduates only Annie Leonhart applied to the Military PoliceMarco Bott died and the other 8 joined the Survey Corps.
  • There's a total of 218 graduates of the 104th Trainees Squad Southern Division.[1]
  • It is stated that the main cast belong to the Southern branch. There are four divisions of the 104th operating within Wall Rose, one for each major district. Prior to the loss of Wall Maria, there were a total of eight divisions operated by the military.[2]


  1. Attack on Titan Anime: Episode 4
  2. Bessatsu Magazine, February 2014.

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