'Attack on Titan' Season 4 Part 2: Did Eren Jaeger Really Die in 'Two Brothers'?

Attack on Titan's final season is well underway and is currently being simulcast on Crunchyroll and Funimation.

The anime's 78th episode, the third of the new batch, no doubt came as a shock to fans given the dramatic turn of events that took place.

Titled "Two Brothers", the episode focused on a number of siblings from the hit series, but predominantly on Eren Jaeger and his brother Zeke.

Here is everything you need to know about how their reunion took place.

**Warning: This article contains spoilers for Attack on Titan episode 78**

Did Eren Jaeger Die in 'Attack on Titan' Episode 78?

Attack on Titan Episode 78 saw Eren and Zeke finally reach each other after trying to reunite since the beginning of Season 4 Part 2.

However, it wasn't a happy reunion (not that there ever would be one on Attack on Titan) as it came at the cost of several lives and had some gruesome results.

In the episode, a desperate Eren is seen running toward his brother after he unleashed his Titan attack, with the protagonist trying to outrun Reiner once he managed to escape his clutches.

As he makes his way to his elder brother, though, Eren is intercepted by Gabi who shoots an anti-Titan artillery gun at him and takes his head off.

Eren's decapitated head is seen falling to the ground in slow-motion, at which point Zeke catches it in his hand. That triggers the Founding and the pair are transported to the Paths, a channel that connects all Titans and Subjects of Ymir.

While they are there Eren and Zeke reflect on their goals and see the founder Ymir, and Zeke explains that she brought him back to life once before and says it is up to Eren to command her to do the same for him.

Zeke tries to get Eren to go along with his Eldian euthanasia plan, but the protagonist refuses, and instead asks the founder to lend her his power.

However, the Founder only obeys those with royal blood and Zeke confirms that he had already obtained her power, sharing that he was waiting for Eren to reveal his true intentions.

Zeke then tells Eren that he can "fix" him, which suggests that he can undo the damage and inevitable death Eren would have faced given his head was blown off.

The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with Eren telling Zeke it's "pointless" for him to fix him and the latter saying that he wants to save the world with him.

They then touch foreheads in an act that will seemingly bring Eren back to life, but all will be revealed in the next installment.

Attack on Titan continues on Sunday, January 30, and it will be simulcast on Crunchyroll, Funimation and Hulu.

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Episode 78 of the final season of "Attack on Titan" saw Eren Jaeger have his head blown off, but the character may not be dead for long because his brother Zeke wants to use the Founder's power to save him. Hajime Isayama, KODANSHA/"Attack on Titan" The Final Season Production Committee