Honestly, all the titans from Attack on Titan are horrifying or creepy in some manner. There is a reason why the anime attracts many horror fans. The designs of these titans are absolutely wild and terrifying.
Not every titan is built the same though. In fact, they come in a great variety. After three seasons of the show, fans have seen a decent amount of titan designs. Which were the ones that unsettled fans the most though?
Here are the 10 creepiest titans we have seen so far in the anime. Be warned, there are spoilers ahead!
10. Staircase Titan
The zoom in on this titans face and its delivery in the show is the most frightening thing about it.
This titan was discovered in an abandoned castle. The way it’s discovered proves that smaller titans can actually be even more horrifying than the larger varieties. Reiner opens a door to find this smiling titans hanging out inside. At least the large ones cannot hide indoors like that!
9. Bloated Titan
This titan made its appearance in season three, episode 22. It is not as dangerous as the others, due to its inability to stand. However, that does not mean it is not a creepy sight. It almost looks like a larva. It dragged itself little by little with its tiny limbs and grotesque body from Paradise.
While it it creepy, it was rather harmless and did leave drag marks to follow. At least he was helpful.
8. Crawling Titan
Abnormals make up a lot of the most memorable titans in the series. They are titans that have quirks, whether that be in their intelligence or abilities. One such titan chased Sasha, and it was nightmare fuel. It crawled like a spider at intense speed. Its colossal size was also no comfort.
7. Connie’s Mom
Poor Connie. When visiting his home, he finds it crushed under a very creepy titan. To make matters worse, it appears that this titan is his mom. She even says, “Welcome home.”
She is one of those titans with bodies so deformed that they cannot move. What’s really eerie about her design is her face and position. In some disturbing manner, she looks happy.
6. Tiny Titan
Small titans like this one make up for some of the most wacky and creepy designs. This one is not well known, but it did eat Ian Dietrich. It waited patiently until he fell from a roof and grabbed him with its hands and started eating him.
Its tiny ears, huge eyes, and skull shape all just look like a figure out of a Picasso painting if it was also made of nightmares.
5. Cart Titan
Anime fans still have a lot to learn about this bizarre titan. Its strange design definitely made it memorable. Also, it is one of the intelligent ones!
The most creepy aspect of it is its duck-bill-like mouth. Since titans eat people, that makes its mouth all the more upsetting.
4. Rod Reiss
Rod Reiss was one of the few remaining members of royalty left, and he went down in a very memorable way. He pressured Historia to take on the founding titan but ends up taking it himself in an act of desperation.
This titan form was quite abnormal. It was a crawler, and dragged its face against the ground. Due to that, its entire face was ripped off by the earth. The dragging also ripped the skin away from his chest and stomach, allowing everyone to see his internal organs when he finally stood up. Yikes!
This goes for both of Ymir’s forms: pure titan and jaw titan form. As a pure titan, she was much thinner and her rib-cage could be seen. She also has human-looking teeth. As the jaw titan, she is similar but less bony and has sharp teeth.
She is also one of the smallest titans, being about 5 meters tall. Unlike Eren, Annie, Reiner, and Bertolt, her form is pretty much on the creepy side rather than tough.
2. Smiling Titan
This list would be incomplete without the smiling titan. She ate Eren’s mom and became the face of the series due to how memorable and creepy she was.
It was recently revealed that the smiling titan is actually Dina. What is most upsetting is she says, “Grisha… I… No matter what I become… Don’t worry. I’ll find you,” before she turns into a titan. That is absolutely haunting.
1. Beast Titan
The beast titan was the most creepy when fans did not know what his story was. Now that we know, he is not as bad. However, he is still creepy enough to end up on this list.
He looks quite different from the other titans, as he is quite hairy. What makes him the most unsettling though is his intelligence and personality. He is cold and seems to even get enjoyment out of others getting eaten by lesser titans.