DECLARATION OF WAR!! | Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 5 Breakdown

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    This video explains episode 5 of Attack on Titan season 4, in which Willy Tybur made a declaration of war against Paradis island! During this episode, we get to see Eren reveal his motives to Falco and Reiner and Willy Tybur reveals the truth about the Great Titan War. Meanwhile, a rogue Marlyean soldier traps Porco and Pieck underground, which allows Eren to activate the attack titan!

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    This video will explain everything from episode 5 of Attack on titan the final season. Not S4 episode 5 was called declaration of war, and it begins with a brief flashback to Paradis island, during the time in which Reiner, Annie and Bertholt were infiltrating the walls.
    After the opening we see Willy Tybur preparing for his stage production, where he will be declaring war on Paradis island infront of journalists and diplomats from around the world. Unlike his usual confident self, Willy is visibly shaken in this moment. In episode 4 of the final season, commander Magath informed Willy that there was an infestation of rats in Marley, by which he meant that there are spies from Paradis island currently in the country. Moving on, Reiner comes face to face with Eren in this dimly lit cellar, and he can barely believe what he’s seeing. Eren orders Reiner to sit down and you can see that Falco is confused by their reactions. As I explained in my last review, Falco believes the two men are old friends, so Reiner’s blank expression is not exactly what he was expecting. Eren explains that the cellar they’re in is underneath a regular apartment building behind the stage. Obviously Reiner is aware of the threat, so he complies with Eren’s request to sit down, followed by an awkward silence in which Falco offers to leave. We then go back to Eren, Falco and Reiner, as the warrior finally musters up the courage, to ask Eren what he came here to do. Eren replies in epic fashion by telling Reiner he came to do the same thing that Reiner did himself, which is referring back to the attack on the walls all those years ago. Meanwhile the performance of Willy Tybur begins and along with the help of his cast and crew, he tells the story of how the eldian empire took over the world with the titans, after their ancestor Ymir gained the power all those years ago.
    While the performance continues, the soldier who approached the warriors tells Zeke to go to the front gate and leads Porco and Pieck to a different location. The solider leads the two warriors into a secluded property, before cutting the rope on a trap door and allowing the two to fall down a shaft.
    Back in the cellar, Falco begins to think about why Reiner looks so frightened and questions who exactly Mr Kruger really is. Because Eren claimed he was Reiner’s old friend, Falco realises that if they knew each other for so long, then in theory Eren could be someone from Paradis island. On stage, Willy Tybur’s performance then takes an interesting turn, as he begins to reveal the truth about the great titan war, which the Tybur family had kept a secret for over 100 years.
    It was revealed in the last episode, that the Tybur’s had secretly been in control of Marley since the great titan war, which is one of the things they gained by working with the king, in addition to their assured safety. Together with the Tybur’s, Fritz wanted to present a Marleyan as being responsible for ending the Eldian empire and Helos fulfilled that role. Fritz made a BINDING vow to renounce all war, which is why his successors such as Uri Reiss and Freida Reiss were unable to use the full power of the founding titan. They were always overtaken by Karl Frtiz’s ideology, and so even when titans were attacking their people, the vow renouncing war prevented them from taking real action.
    The attack titan manifests itself, completely destroying the cellar that Reiner and Falco were in, as well as the building full of civilians. He emerges infront of the diplomat and journalists from around the world, before crushing the stage and Willy Tybur with his bear hands. This moment was so iconic and I think it was done incredibly well, but let me know what you guys think down below.

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    1. Turtle Quirk

      F in the chat for the Willy. Gone too soon!

      1. Ve In


      2. Thoriq Saladin

        @David Lawrence Loo they have the same VA fyi

      3. David Lawrence Loo

        Hey guys is it me or Willy's voice actor sounds like Kakashi Sensei???

      4. ꎇꂦꏂ?


      5. Zildjian Fernando


    2. Leonardo Oberti

      So basically the war is happening because Eren wants revenge against the people who caused the death of his people and his mother.

      1. Adept Marketing Solutions

        @Leonardo Oberti u will see Eren's mindset in the next episodes.

      2. Adept Marketing Solutions

        @Leonardo Oberti Willy's justification of war against Paradis is that Eren stole the power of King Fritz and he is not restricted with the vow so he has the ability to destroy the world via activating the Rumbling (unleash million wall titans) he gonna declare war non the less since he viewed Eren as destructor of Peace. Him knowing that Eren might attack so he tries to use it on his advantage to make the world side with him.

      3. Leonardo Oberti

        @Adept Marketing Solutions ok but he declared war saying they knew Eren was going to attack them first since he had the founder giant’s powers, and that is actually correct? Maybe if Eren and other spies weren’t there, he wouldn’t have revealed the truth and just let the initial plan proceed? Is that what you’re saying?

      4. Adept Marketing Solutions

        nope, whether Eren wants revenge or not, Willy and Marley is gonna attack Paradis anyway. one thing to notice, Willy is the one to declare war first, Eren just responded to the Declaration, if he wants revenge why wait till the last speech with a resignation face of Eren. kinda like if someone says I will punch you and then you punch the guy, will u call it revenge?

    3. Project Mayhem

      I just made an analysis on the episode so please check it out at my chanel ! :)

    4. aa

      Reiners death is so sad

    5. onah seik

      reiner shitting himself when he thinks levis there *oof

    6. Not Soon

      Why would Marley openly say that they are preparing genocide of the nation that basically has the most powerful weapon in the world that can destroy the humanity in a day . Eldians can use it now because the only reason they couldn't is gone. Willy should've begged every country to make piece with Paradis or else they will be annihilated. I think declaration of war was the dumbest decision in the whole manga tbh. Like what were they expecting? They had nothing against the rumbling and they even knew about Eren.

    7. Tsholo Moloantoa

      I can’t wait to see Mikasa and Levi.. Bad ass Ackermans

    8. Lil vids

      I’m sad that Eren just straight of killed Willy Wonker

    9. Aditya Bhattacharaya

      Man at the end of EP 1 was Jean in disguise. The soldier in EP 5 was definately Armin. This is getting exciting. Levi and Mikasa are in disguise too !!


      Pls make theory on illuminati

    11. Viktor6665

      When I started watching attack on titan it seemed like such a simple world. I actually cancelled it after a few episodes, cause i thought it was cliché shounen, but then rewatched it after a few years and kept going. Now its one of the most anticipated things in my life. Loved how one common enemy can unite humanity and force human creativeness and ambition into technological wonders. It was a shock realizing that aot is just like our world, there is no outside enemy. We humans are the biggest enemy of ourselves. With our difference in genes, cultures and ideologies comes major conflicts.

    12. Ray

      I don’t get why Reiner was scared of Eren? Reiner with his armored Titan literally wrecked Eren

      1. Ray

        @Adept Marketing Solutions true but he was using other Titans and in the city there is no Titan who will fight him in the command

      2. Adept Marketing Solutions

        what? last time they fought he saw Eren activate the power of Founding Titan, commanding the Mindless Titans to attack him. isn't that why they declare war on Paradis coz they are afraid of Eren using the power of the founder.

    13. BHsoFunny

      Who were the spies that helped him and how did they know they were Titans

      1. Adept Marketing Solutions

        it will be explained in the next episodes, after this Marley War, it will be a flashback of what happened during those 4 years timeskip.

    14. シエラKryt3ria_


    15. Nicki Nichole

      When Eren told Reiner that there the same and he wants to destory his enemies, then transform...I was laughing my ass off! Eren is a beast

    16. Ali khan

      When does Levi come (any manga people here)

    17. That One Guy

      I think that no one is doing the wrong thing. It’s all about perspective and principles to some people Eren could be the villain and to others he could be the hero in the end every single person is doing what they need to do. They’re ALL humans(though some are more powerful such as Titans). All those people are different but all come from one living thing(humans). So this is my small take on who can be considered wrong/right it’s a pretty double-sided argument to me.

    18. Levi Ackermann

      Why was Zeke lured to the gate?

      1. Ygg

        he wasn't lured hes going there voluntarily

    19. Stede

      Whoa whoa whoa. You’ve missed a key factor here - Reiner wanting respect is a LOT different from how you described it. Consider how Eldians - even warriors and warrior candidates are treated in Marley. I don’t think this was only about personal glory - it was about feeling human again - which is also part of what drives Eren. That’s why Eren says at the end of it all - we’re the same.

    20. Exauce Mayunga

      Me while watching AOT... Reiner is the bad guy, I hate him☹... So Marelians are the bad guys😠... Wait, so Eren is a bad guy😤... No wait...😕

    21. Ian Troncoso

      He told falco to stay to save him from what hes about to do. He knew reiner would keep him safe. Better than being out there...

    22. Davina Nguyen

      I think Eren meant for Falco to stay in the basement so that when he transformed Reiner could protect him (when Eren starts to transform Reiner immediately turns around to shield Falco), rather than if Falco went back upstairs to the audience he would have a much more likely chance of getting killed during the attack. So I’d like to think Eren did care about Falco and their friendship a little bit :)

    23. Havens Corner

      Just subbed bro 😎.

    24. spєєdwαgσn


    25. Tiff Moore

      This by far thus far, has been my favorite episode. I legit screamed at my tv when I watched it this past Sunday. I can not wait for the follow up episodes for this season

    26. amelimaro

      I've been having a soft spot for Reiner, realistically he thought that they were the enemy, just like Eren, so I feel like there could be a possibility that Reiner will go alongside Eren, even if he would kill him, it's a major possibility

    27. Nifty Sweata

      only a few more days LETS GOOOOOOOOO

    28. cruddytalkz

      The Eren and falcao situation is one of the most savage opp tactics I’ve ever seen ,this nigga eren is a demon

    29. Monkey2k

      this vid was trending Sasageyoooo

    30. Platypus Bear

      Rip Willy Wonka

    31. Mayomations

      Willy: BUT I DO NOT WISH TO DIE dies 15 seconds later

    32. Ester Sorto

      Umm hi I am new here i have watched 2 of your vids I know that this is not about attack on titan but have u ever solved if backu go and red riot are the 2nd and 3rd user of one for all?

    33. T - VASGO

      Shit was satisfying

    34. Enerel Enene

      Does someone know who was the one who trapped pieck and porco?

      1. Ygg

        It's Yelena, new character

      2. JtktΘmb

        It's spoilers, but I can tell you

    35. Kale

      Only top comments get hearts

    36. abhishek mishra

      Man really thanks for making this video cause therevs too much info to take in and just b'cause of your video's now i can enjoy it to my full extent😄😄😁😁🔥💯

    37. Joshua Paulino

      Reiner: Kill Me Eren: No Willy: Don’t Kill Me Eren: Yes

    38. Acerell

      how you gonna start a war , yet be the first one to die..

    39. Rohan Acharya

      When eren transformed idk why i yelled attack titan...

    40. lonechief7

      I think when pieck hugged her crew she put somethung in his back because if you look at their facial expressions like they just read some grave news

    41. DavidYt_Gaming sub

      breakdown breakdown i miss that opening

    42. Kenzo Vintage

      The look in erens eyes as he transforms

    43. Bombo

      where do you get these episodes early?

    44. Eric Hagen

      is it just me or does it feel like they are "game of thronesing" us? ending earlier than i feel it should, rushing it, and making eren go from hero to villian by just killing innocents fer unforseen reasons.

    45. Jay

      I thought that soldier was connie but we got so set some hair and I lost it bc I KNOW that's Armin

    46. rXm X

      willy was a bit annoying so its fine

    47. Washi.

      armin was probably the soldier

    48. b_bubbu

      It was kinda pointless for Willy to tell the truth abt Eldians if he was gonna declare war on Paradis anyway. 🤷🏻‍♀️

      1. Adept Marketing Solutions

        not it makes sense, he basically saying King Fritz was a peaceful king but Eren stole the power and he is not restricted with the vow, so he has the ability to activate the Rumbling (unleash all Collosal Titans on the walls)

    49. Jonah

      Man the current state of the series has me so upset. I can’t side with anyone or trust anyone because they’re all good and bad at the same time, so I guess the show is doing it’s job well in that regard. On one hand, Reiner and the warriors made life a living hell for the Paradis eldians, but they were just going off of orders they had recieved. The brainwashing and ordering of the warriors to slaughter their own kind is in and of itself Marleyan oppression. The common enemy of both the paradis eldians and the internment eldians is the Marleyans, but because the Internment camp eldians can’t see past their brainwashing, and Eren and the scouts can’t see past their hatred for the warriors that killed their families and friends, they’re pitted against each other. I was really hoping when Eren had realized that him and Reiner were the same they could team up against Marley, but it looks like that’s not gonna happen, which is a shame because I love Reiner because he’s an excellently written character.

    50. Sadad Erlangga

      Eren : *Destroy everything to protect his home* Twitter : He's an asshole, and he's the villain Zeke, Porco, and Reiner : *Destroy fort slava and turn innocent people into titans* Twitter : I'm gonna pretend I didn't saw that

    51. Hello Sammie

      Thank you for explaining! I was so confused when he said he was the bad guy aha, but now i get it! Thanks!

    52. Triston W

      They should do a spinoff where its the prehistory

    53. Hashim Jawad

      Attack titan go brrrrrrrrrrrr

    54. Roosevelt Calhoun

      That boy Eren really embodying Pains ideology😭

    55. Dunkey Indra

      13:05 Eren is ready to RKO the Warhammer Titan lol

    56. Wut Hmone

      uh eren is unleashing colossal titans upon the world

    57. Cirlo Domingo

      can you explain the Ackermans

    58. grumpy 55

      Armin is so good

    59. Dominic Ramos

      I watched an add at the begining and thought the dude in the add was the one breaking down the video I was like wtf this is not about AOT

    60. I am bored af

      Spoilers: Nah man i dont spoil

    61. grumpy 55

      I think he knew because of sister tybur cause she is a titan

    62. nathan Ferreras

      i dont even know who is the enemy lol

    63. MoneyManVagabon Uchiha

      I literally thought Eren would talk himself out of declaring war but deep down I totally knew shit was going to hit the fan when I seen the blood on his hand

    64. Take da L

      i really love ur videos on the breakdowns u do on attack on titan and just ur content in general it’s so easy to understand, thankq for being good keep doing youtube

    65. Shadow 537

      Falco: y-you played me!! Eren: like the cheap kazoo you are

    66. Mubarak Salihu

      Turtle Quirk!

    67. Mariam H

      y’all willy isnt going to the last seconds of the episode which were after the outro

    68. Matthew Chang

      It took me a hot minute to realize why Reiner was so scared after Eren told him that he was there for the same reason Reiner was when he went to Paradis. Damn, that's some scary shit

    69. Darth Zayexeet

      Willy Tybur: declares war on paradis island Eren 1 second later: *hippity hoppity your life is now my property*

    70. Adrian Cruz

      Chills when i saw this episode.

    71. catherine legeralde

      I just think EP 6 will be vs war hammer lol

    72. hannah banana

      nobody: the people in the audience: what🙂

    73. hannah banana

      eren really went 🤝⚡️👹🗿 in the last episode

    74. Wibu Nolep

    75. Andrew Kerr

      *Eren Picks up the Phone : "Hi Hell, I have someone coming to you"

    76. Marvin T

      not related but this is my first time seeing black people in an anime

    77. TNW.Nonchalant

      Spoiler I think but Its a guess Ok so I’m just saying I think the soldier who escorted the members is a grown up Arman

    78. übermensch Nietzsche

      i just watched the episode.. the two of them talking is really heartbreaking

    79. Ian Lack

      This is so much like The Last of Us Part II - I love it.

    80. Tristan T

      when willy said " I don't want to die, because I was born into this world" and you saw how eren reacted to that, I think that was the point to when he found the motivation to keep moving on with his mission

    81. JamesAce 101

      "I don't care you killed my mom"

    82. Lich King

      How can people complain about the ost? It doesn´t matter what ost they pick for Eren reavel, plp will still complain "it was not the right ost". Many on twitter, most of us, were expecting YOUSEEBIGGIRL (Reiner Transformation Theme) during Eren's transformation. I love this song BUT it would run over Wilys speech. 99% plp would cry about it also, if they use the same song when reiner and berth revealed. Be happy that Mappa does Attack on titan and working overtime.

    83. Favorite Chronicle


      1. Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier

        @Favorite Chronicle ohhh the level of dumbassery 🤨🤔

      2. Favorite Chronicle

        @Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier This is quite ironic because this comment literally applies to you !

      3. Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier

        A stupid student of history I see

    84. Des J

      When does the new episode come out

      1. Turtle Quirk

        Comes out on Sunday on crunchyroll

    85. Flyku & Princess Gloria

      Literally 99% won't care but God bless you and be safe during these times Im struggling to get to real support 😞

    86. Brandy webb

      Grow up.🤦

    87. Aqil Merchant

      Willy: I don't want to die. Eren: Hehe boi

    88. Mitchell

      When Reiner broke down so did I

    89. Liam

      Is no one aware that that soldier has a huge likeness to Armin, no?

    90. Zeerak Ayub Khan

      Hey turtle quirk i have a question for you. See there are 9 titan shifters and they are: armoured, female, colossal, attack, cart, jaw, war hammer, and founding titan. So since Eren has the founding titan and also got the founding titan does that make him a titan shifter with 2 titans?

      1. Zeerak Ayub Khan

        @Turtle Quirk thx for replying so fast.

      2. Turtle Quirk

        That’s right, Eren has 2 titans merged into one body. Though, the abilities of the founder is still totally separate from the Attack Titan (hence why he can’t use the founders abilities whenever he wants)

    91. ichiraku

      I thought that the marleyan soldier was armin

    92. matthew cueto

      willie tybur didnt die? at least im pretty sure... didnt you watch the clip at the end of the credits?

    93. TNTspaz

      I still don't know how the fuck they are going to cover everything. Are they doing two parts? Even with this pacing they have literally no chance of catching up

      1. Turtle Quirk

        Yeah there will be a second part. Not confirmed but like you say it’s impossible to cover everything left in 16 episodes or so. Hell, the manga isn’t even finished yet

    94. Elaine

      I’m not gonna lie episode 5 was trash

    95. Big Stan

      Plot twist : willy is not dead , it's was his background play about how eren going to kill him and destroy the world

    96. workdaypegasus

      They could have made the scene with reiner and eren much better, and the transformation scene as well. I've seen fanmade scenes of this, where one of them is spot on. Very suspicious that they didn't look at those.

    97. Shitter Quitter

      Are you sure no ones gonna destroy the world this the second or third time it been mentioned

    98. dominic williamson

      Poor falco. Got done dirty. And frankly he doesnt know what to think

    99. Khairil Azami

      Talk No Jutsu does not work in this anime.

      1. omensoffate

        Yes it does

    100. Miaka Yuki

      I think the soldier is armin