the real extinct animal and its importance in attack on titan

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Hallucogenicity in Attack on Titan

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if you saw Shingeki no Kyojinalso known in Spain as Attack the titansAs small as it is, you have surely wondered where the titans came from. The plot begins in Shiganshina District, a town located at the southern end of Wall Maria, which is attacked by titans. However, we do not know why humans were forced to live in shelters, and where did the titans appear from.

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Reconstruction of Hallucigenia sparsa, according to Martin R. Smith & Jean-Bernard Caron

In manga chapter 137 the titans are born, and it’s all tied to a real animal that inhabited the earth thousands of years ago called Hallucigenia. In real life, this extinct animal was about 3 centimeters long, and lived in the Cambrian period, belonging to the Paleozoic era. Its shape is that of a tubular animal, with 10 pairs of legs, most with claws. In the upper part it also has about 7 pairs of spines. Corn…why is this important in the story of attack on titan?

When in the plot of the manga and anime we talk about the appearance of the first titan, Ymir Fritz, and how this power was obtained, one of the stories tells that the young woman came into contact with the origin of organic matter. In fact, in chapter 122 of the manga, you can see how Ymir, who dies after jumping into a pond while fleeing, comes into contact with a strange being in the form of a Hallucigenia, and immediately emerges from the lake as the first Titan. . It was in chapter 137 where it was confirmed that this animal gave the power of the titans to Ymir.

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Hallucogenicity in Attack on Titan