|Affiliation||Irvin Smith, Scouting Legion|
|Anime|| Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese)
Matthew Mercer (English)
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Levi Ackerman (リヴァイ・アッカーマン Levi Akkāman, often incorrectly romanized as Rivaille) is a leading soldier in the Survey Corps, and is said to be humanity's most powerful soldier. He is also the leader of theSpecial Operations Squad.
Levi is described to be a "clean-freak" by those who know him on a personal level, as he prefers his environment to be spotlessly clean. He is averse to having either his person or his equipment soiled, and has been known to wipe down his blood-smeared blades while still on the battlefield. However, he will not hesitate to touch filth if he deems it necessary. Instances of this include him rescuing a phlegm-coated Eren from the Female Titan's maw, and grabbing a subordinate's bloody hand as he comforted him during his last moments. He is always seen wearing simple white cravat, which gives him an air of being "prim and proper".
Despite this clean-cut image however, Levi has an abrasive and unapproachable personality. His manner of speaking is rarely polite, and he often makes alienating comments that are coarse or inappropriate. His dark brand of humour, always delivered in deadpan, ranges from rude to outright vulgar. He tends to phrase things in a brash and insulting manner, and is not above provoking his opponents or belittling anyone who irritates him. This often unsettles people and makes him difficult to be around.
Levi originally lived like a thug in the underground city below the capital along with his friends Isabel Magnolia and Farlan Church. They were eventually captured by Erwin Smith and joined the Survey Corps. Levi is also stated to have been Kenny Ackerman's disciple and lived with him for some time in his youth.
StoryWhen Eren gets out of his Titan body and is surrounded by titans, Levi's comes back from his tour and rescues the group from them. Later on, after Eren wakes up in a cell, Levi's insures him that the higher-ups will let him join the Scouting Legion and that he will make sure Eren doesn't get out of hand. During the trial, after Eren gets out of hand with his words, he assaults Eren, much to Mikasa's anger, as he teaches him his place. This was just an act to get the people to think that Levi's can keep Eren down and that the police force cannot, assuring them that the Scouting Legion will take care of him.
Levi then assigns a new elite group that will protect Eren in their next tour. During their stay at the castle, Levi makes sure Eren is kept tamed and makes him sleep in the dungeon. Everyone in his special team respects him, and one of them even tries to talk like him, albeit failing at it. Levi was one of the only people that weren't afraid of Eren when he started to turn into a Titan, and he took charge quickly by calming the team down.
During the tour to go in and out of the wall, Levi and his team lay in the back of the formation, not seeing any danger for a while. It wasn't until they got to the forest that they encountered the Female Titan. Eren could have defeated her at that time, but Levi's team convinced him otherwise. Levi later gave him the right to choose his next action, and Eren decided to proceed with them. Later on, after capturing the Female Titan, Levi and Mike try to cut her nape but they failed. The scouting legion then retreated after the Female Titan screamed and got attacked by a huge group of titans.
After the female titan came back and killed Levi's team members and kidnapped Eren, Levi and Mikasa both joined forces to get Eren back. In the mist of attacking he female titan, Levi injures his ankle telling Mikasa to fall back. Levi told her not to try to kill it since they probably couldn't, so they decided to cut it up and get Eren out of her mouth. After many simultaneous attacks, Levi was able to take Eren out of her mouth and retreat with the others.
Currently Levi is recovering from an injury which he sustained while saving Mikasa from Annie's attack. He later is tasked to escort Pastor Nick and obtain information regarding the secrets he knows about his cult.
3D Maneuver Gear
Levi is excellent at using the 3D Maneuver Gear, to a point that everyone says he is the best at it. He is also said to be as valuable as 100 men, far outweighing all of the other soldiers. He is said to have been extremely strong even before joining the Scouting Legion.
He has shown the capability of incapacitating Annie Leonhardt in her Titan form (A 15 meter deviant type), something which whole squads, Eren in his Titan form, and even Mikasa, couldn't accomplish.
- (To Eren) "I don't know which option would you choose. I could never advise you on that... no matter what kind of wisdom dictates you the option you pick, no one will be able to tell if it's right of wrong till you arrive to some sort of outcome from your choice."
- "The only thing we're allowed to do is to believe that we won't regret the choice we made."
- Levi ranked first in the characters popularity poll
- Levi has the same last name as Mikasa, which has made fans believe that he is related to her. It is unknown whether or not they are related.