Attack On Titan Fans Are Making Jokes About 'Humanity's Worst Fear'

Attack on Titan -- is it a real, earnest anime or a super-efficient meme factory? The latest episode, and the reactions it inspired, brings us one step closer to the answer.

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In the latest AoT episode, titan-fighting trainees are hiding from the naked giants in a castle when -- spoiler -- the titans breach it. Reiner, one of the trainees, discovers the first titan like so:

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What could it be behind the door? Surprise.

Attack on Titan

Yes, it was humanity's worst fear: The flesh-eating titan. After encountering this very predictable twist, Attack on Titan fans diligently got to work, replacing the titan with, uh, less expected terrors. They are all "humanity's worst fear".

We have our scary Minecraft teen....

The science YouTuber Vsauce:

Jeb Bush:


Over-eager ogres:

A Bugs Bunny furry:

Here's my favourite...

And here's one from Gizmodo's resident memelord, Bryan Menegus:

Man, Attack on Titan would be so scary if it wasn't a meme goldmine... Probably.


    Finally got around to starting this season and I need to know..... Is it censored? It just seems a lot less gruesome than before. More cut away death scenes especially.

    That's the same direction the Manga took... Right about the time it was announced that it was becoming an anime iirc.

    There is gore to come, if the anime makes it to the historia arc

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