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Bertolt Hoover
Name Bertolt Hoover
Kanji ベルトルト・フーバー
Biological Information
Gender Male
Age 16
Height 192 cm
Weight 81 kg
Affiliation Scouting Legion
Former Affiliation 104th Trainees Squad
Grad Rank 3rd
Species Titan Shifter
Status deceased
First Appearance
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Anime Tomohisa Hashizume
Image Gallery
Bertolt Hoover (ベルトルト・フーバー Berutoruto Fūbā?) is a graduate of the 104th Trainees Squad and graduated in the top ten of his class. He is personified as talented, but lacking in leadership skills.  He is almost never seen without Reiner Braun.


Human FormEdit

Bertolt is a rather tall, slender man. He has short, dark hair and green eyes and in human form he has no reason to be suspected as the colossal titan.

Titan FormEdit

As the Colossal Titan, he possesses a very distinctive appearance and a number of unusual features. First of all, it is roughly 60 metres tall, making it around four times the height of any other Titan seen thus far in the series.

Bertolt's Colossal Titan form is one of the more heavily deformed Titans seen in the series - it appears to lack skin entirely and its jaw and facial structure seem to be heavily altered from the human norm. It is also constantly releasing jets of steam from the surface of its body, in a manner that can blast a person to various distances, such as the instance where Eren tries to slice it's nape but fails due to the steam that blew him away. 

Fall of Shinganshina ArcEdit

Bertolt first appeared as the Colossal Titan in the year 845, shortly after the history of the world and humanity's situation have been introduced, along with MikasaEren and Armin. Its mere presence is enough to cause considerable panic amongst the population, as it is tall enough to see completely over the wall that is supposed to keep all Titans out. Within moments of its appearance, it attacks, repeatedly kicking the wall gates to the point that they rupture and open a hole large enough for other Titans to pass through. It then disappears after causing considerable structural damage to the wall, but does not attempt to participate in any meaningful way in the ensuing massacre itself.[1]

Eventually, Bertolt joined the military, with aspirations of joining the Military Police and living in the safety of the inner wall. As part of the 104th, he was considered to be one of the best in regards to 3D maneuvering equipment, enough so that Eren Jaeger came to him for advice when he was dealing with faulty equipment. After seeing Eren's determination and desire to join the Scouting Legion, he considered himself a coward for wanting to get far away from them. However, Eren encouraged him, saying that after witnessing the attack on his village, no one would blame him for his decision. Eventually, he graduated in the top ten of his class coming in at third place, just under his friend Reiner Braun.

Battle of Trost ArcEdit

He reappears as a Titan five years later in 850, again breaking through the walls so that its brethren can once again devour the humans inside. It is immediately attacked by Eren Jaeger, however, it first repels and blinds him with vapour from its high temperature body before vanishing completely from view.

When Armin, Mikasa and Conny made it to the headquarters, with the help of the rogue titan, Armin devised a plan to get rid of the titans in the supply room. Bertolt, part of the second group, came in from the ceiling and killed his target in one blow. The mission a succ ess and everyone resupplied, he and the rest of the group leave the head quarters. On the way out, he joins Mikasa and others on the rooftop as they watch the rogue titan being attacked and eaten by other titans. Reiner suggests helping it out, but ultimately it ends up not being necessary as the titan fights his way out and kills the titan that ate Thomas. After the titan collapses, he is among the first people to know about Eren's ability. Berthold joins the Scouting Legion with Mikasa, Reiner, Eren, Conny, Sasha, Christa, Jean and a few others.

Clash of the Titans ArcEdit

Bertolt, like Reiner, was shocked when he learns that Ymir is the 15m titan that attacked Wall Maria with the others.

It was revealed that Bertolt is in fact the Colossal Titan, and the Scouting Legion attack him. Knowing he's about to die, Bertolt unleashes a gas which exerts intense heat in order to defend himself. After hearing Reiner's call for help, Bertolt's Titan body jumps from the wall in an attempt to trap Eren underneath his massive frame.

The resulting explosion wounds most of the Scouts, and allows them to successfully capture Eren and flee the scene. He emerges from his Titan form carrying Ymir and wearing the stolen equipment of a soldier he devoured, suggesting further unknown abilities possessed by his group. Several hours later, he takes refuge with Reiner and their two captives in the Forest of Giant Trees. However, he is mostly silent during the following arguments and discussions, only speaking up when prompted by Ymir or Eren.

Bertolt responds to Reiner's strange behavior with great distress, and is shown to have known about it long before anyone else. He is able to bring his friend back to reality by informing him that he is not a soldier, but rather that they are both "warriors". Ymir guesses this to have been the cause of previous tensions between them that she had observed.

Eren later confronts him about his role in the death of Carla Yeager, demanding to know what he thought when he learned about the suffering he'd caused. He responds with a vague comment about having felt sorry for him, horrifying Eren and leading him to scream at them both. While Reiner and Eren argue further, he remains silent and observes the efforts to sway Ymir over to their side..


Bertolt graduated at 3rd position among the trainees, and was noted as the best user of the 3D maneuvering equipment among them. Due to his high level position, he is also likely to possess other military and combat skills.

Titan ShiftingEdit

Colossal Titan

The Colossal Titan

Bertolt possess the ability to transform into a unique 60m Titan, referred as the Colossal Titan. He is the biggest Titan shown thus far in the series. Sue to this immense frame, his physical strength is tremendous. being one of the only two Titans, the other one being the Armored Titan, who can damage and tear down the walls, such as Wall Maria. However with his immense size he is also incredibly slow, making it easy for anyone with 3DMG to move around him.

Bertolt's Titan form also possess a powerful defense mechanism against close-range fighters, which involves him releasing large amounts of extremely hot and pressurized steam from his body, effectively repelling and/or burning whoever comes in close range to him. He also retains his intelligence as a Titan, as shown on a few occasions.

Bertolt Hoover's Statistics:

Social Skill
Battle Skill


  • In episode 2, a young Reiner and Bertolt are in the crowd when the mission to reclaim Wall Maria is announced. This is an anime-only cameo.
  • His last name is sometimes translated as "Hoover", to avoid the unfortunate connection in English to the military acronym "F.U.B.A.R.".
  • The official site reveals his nickname is "Bertl".


  1. Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 1.

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