Hallucigenia – the Primordial Spinal Creature from Attack on Titan – Anime Anthology Extra

These are just a few merged images I had lying around of both the Hallucigenia spinal creature and panels from the Attack on Titan manga series after creating the initial Anime Anthology entry.

Please beware major plot spoilers.

This is just a quick bonus post associated with the original Anime Anthology entry on Hallucigenia Sparsa.

If you have not already done so, please read the theory here.

A parallel of Hallucigenia and Eren’s founding titan forming from chapter 123 of the Shingeki no Kyojin manga.

Hallucigenia and Eren Yeager founding titan parallel from Shingeki no Kyojin Ch 123
Hallucigenia and Eren Yeager founding titan parallel from Shingeki no Kyojin Ch 123

Hallucigenia walking, and the opening panel from Shingeki no Kyojin Ch 137 with Zeke’s narration about the creation of the universe.

Hallucigenia being referred to as "life" by Zeke Yeager in Shingeki no Kyojin manga ch 137
Hallucigenia being referred to as “life” by Zeke Yeager in Shingeki no Kyojin manga ch 137

There was also the scientific error of a fluid being mistaken for a part of Hallucigenia’s body. I theorized in the original Anime Anthology post that this could be the basis of the ‘spinal fluid’ necessity for tian powers.

Eren combines with the spinal creature after being shot by Gabi. Shingeki no Kyojin manga ch 122
Eren combines with the spinal creature after being shot by Gabi. Shingeki no Kyojin manga ch 122

For our last similarity of the post: a somewhat weaker image of the spinal transformation in the Season 4 opening combined with a fossilized Hallucigenia.

A Hallucigenia fossil side by side with a titan transformation from the Attack on Titan Season 4 opening
A Hallucigenia fossil side by side with a titan transformation from the Attack on Titan Season 4 opening

Maybe this angle works better?

The little tail end of the fossil could be Eren’s stubby legs.

A Hallucigenia fossil side by side with Eren's founding titan fully transformed from Shingeki no Kyojin manga chapter 133
A Hallucigenia fossil side by side with Eren’s founding titan fully transformed from Shingeki no Kyojin manga chapter 133

I’m not sure.

And…that’s about it for now.

I know that there are probably many more parallels, but I found these specific panels to be the most striking during my preliminary research.

Can you think of any other parallels or manga panels that might fit with current images available of Hallucigenia Sparsa?

I also have a sort of ‘study guide’ coming soon with more resources related to Hallucigenia, and its relationship to the Attack on Titan series.

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Author: In Asian Spaces

I write in my personal time and I haven't published much at all. I don't know if that qualifies me as a writer or not, but I'd like to change that. I have a deep passion for travel, cinema and (mainly) East Asian things, but I plan on writing various things to keep it spicy. Let's prosper together ~ よろしくおねがいします。

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