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Did Attack on Titan’s Season 3 ‘Red Swan’ Intro Foreshadow S4 Episode 13?

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Some fans are noticing crazy parallels between the “Red Swan” intro in Season 3 and Attack on Titan Season 4 Episode 13. Is it possible that foreshadowing was planted back then for what we’re watching today?

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This article will have spoilers for Season 4 Episode 13, but the article itself is manga-spoiler-free. Please don’t add spoilers from the manga in the comments. Thanks. 🙂 

One Scene in Particular Foreshadows the Ending of Episode 13

One scene in the Red Swan intro, in particular, seems to foreshadow how Season 4 Episode 13 ended.

The moment happens at about :45 above through about :56.

In that part of the intro, we see Eren waving his cut hand, as blood drips from it, in front of images of himself, Mikasa, and Armin. Finally we see the blood pooling, as his hand is bleeding for quite some time.

Here are screenshots from that moment in the video.

First, you can see Eren and he is waving his hand, superimposed over his own image.


Next is Mikasa.


But then you can see that the hand he is waving clearly has a deep cut in it that is bleeding.


But while it bleeds, he’s not immediately turning.


Then we see his hand clench in a fist as blood continues to pour out of it.


Some viewers are now wondering if this was foreshadowing Season 4 Episode 13.

On Reddit, r/bagelst0508 wrote: “wait holy shit, in the red swan op isn’t there a scene (what’s the truth, what’s the lie, what to believe?) with a bloody hand waving around Armin and Mikasa… If that is going to tie into this scene then daaang thats some major foreshadowing to whatever is going to happen next”

Although I personally am doubting it’s foreshadowing, it’s certainly possible. However, it could simply be pointing out the distance that Eren’s being a Titan is going to put between himself, Armin, and Mikasa (along with how far it will separate him from his childhood innocence, which was a big theme from that intro.) Redditor r/srry_didnt_hear_you brought that up in the comment below:

What do you think? Was that scene foreshadowing or not?

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