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Reading: Marley


Continental mainland

National language




Notable inhabitants

  • Marleyans
  • Eldians (Subjects of Ymir)



That Day

Quote1.png Marley, oppressed more than any other by those devils…then used them to oppress other nations…only repeating the tragedies of the past. Quote2.png
— Willy Tybur points out modern Marley’s hypocrisy[1]

Marley ( マーレ Māre ? ) is a nation located beyond the Walls and across the ocean from Paradis Island. Marley was once conquered by Eldia in ancient times, [ 2 ] but during the Great Titan War, the Marleyans rose astir and subjugated all of Eldia ‘s territory with the exception of Paradis Island. [ 3 ] Marley sustained its ball-shaped baron using the office of the Titans possessed by the Warrior Unit, but began to lose its condition due to lagging behind other nations in technical progress. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Marley serves as the main antagonist to the Eldians inside the Walls and filled Paradis Island with Titans to keep them inside. [ 6 ] [ 7 ] In year 854, Marley formally declared war on Paradis Island. [ 8 ]


Marley was a powerful nation in ancient times ; however, around 2,000 years ago, a slave of the Eldians named Ymir gained the power of the Titans. King Fritz used her abilities to defeat Marley and force their surrender. One of the Marleyans attempted to assassinate Fritz respective years after their defeat, but Ymir intervened and was killed alternatively. After Ymir ‘s death, her power was split and passed down to her descendants in the form of the Nine Titans, who subsequently built the Eldian Empire. Using the Titans, the Eldians waged war against Marley and many other nations, absolutely destroying them and obtaining dispatch rule over the continental mainland. This is considered to be the depart of the Dark Ages. [ 9 ] About 1,200 years ago, the large Marleyan city of Lago was destroyed by Titans of the Eldian Empire over the course of a unmarried day. The Titans would continue their boost and went on to commit “ The Devastation of Monte ” and “ The Ravaging of Valle ” which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Marleyans. [ 10 ] Grisha Yeager claimed these are all lies ; [ 11 ] however, he was in defense of Eldia ‘s brutal history of war and bondage .
finally the Eldian Empire began to run out of enemies and the nine aristocratic families who possessed the office of the Titans grew resentful of each other, creating a submit of constant bloodshed. This finally led to the Great Titan War. [ 12 ] According to Marleyan legend, a fabled Marleyan champion named Helos turned the tides of war to his people ‘s favor by manipulating the Eldians against each early, which allowed Marley to claim victory in the war and even succeed in obtaining seven of the Nine Titans that were in Eldia ‘s possession. The first gear of these Titans was the War Hammer Titan, held by the Tybur family, who had turned against their king and sided with the Marleyan rise. [ 13 ] Over an unspecified sum of meter, Marley gradually gained control of the continental mainland that once was ruled by Eldia until only Paradis Island remained as King Karl Fritz ‘s undisputed district. In the class 743, King Fritz moved as many Eldians as he could to Paradis Island, and used the Founding Titan to guide a massive count of Colossus Titans in the lift of three concentric Walls around Eldia ‘s remaining territory. In order to force peace between Eldia and Marley, King Fritz gave the ultimatum that any further act of war against Eldia would be met with the free of the countless Titans within the Walls. With this, the Great Titan War ended. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 16 ] however, the truth of the matter is that Eldia ‘s frustration during the Great Titan War was actually orchestrated by Karl Fritz himself, who took compassion on the oppress people of Marley. Believing that the sins of the Eldians were besides heavy to justify his rule, he joined forces with the Tybur class and manipulated the early families against each other to destroy his own conglomerate and reinstitute Marley. To that end, both the Tybur class and the King himself fabricated Helos to facilitate the myth that it was the Marleyan people themselves who won the war. [ 17 ] At that time, the king besides took a vow vacate war, forbidding the Eldian people from hurting the global again, a well as renouncing the right to defend themselves if Marley or early external powers grew potent adequate to invade Paradis Island. The ultimatum was never meant to be enforced. rather, its function was to allow him to spend the remainder of his reign in peace. To enforce this, he used the powers of the Founding Titan to wipe the memories of the outdoor world from most of the Eldians on Paradis Island. Karl Fritz wanted to ensure his vow would be followed by the future generation, so he made it so that his descendants —the entirely people who can use the Founding Titan ‘s absolute power—will besides inherit his political orientation alongside his memories. [ 18 ] Although it had surrendered sovereignty over the continental mainland to the Marleyans, the Tybur family remained the substantial seat of world power behind the Marleyan state, but the firm chose to withdraw from active agent politics, being content to observe events and allowing the Marleyans complete exemption of administration. [ 19 ] [ 20 ] Following the collapse of the Eldian Empire, the remaining Eldians of the mainland would then be forced into impoundment zones, where they would be treated as second class citizens. [ 21 ] The nation of Marley would then become an expansionist country with colonial policies and would utilize the Titan powers in arrange to become the world ‘s major world power. With the power of the Titans possessed by the Warrior Unit, a choice group of Eldians who serve Marley, Marley would invade versatile neighboring countries, annexing and adding them into the large colonial empire. Marley would late recognize the Power of the Titans would not be enough to maintain its position as leader of the world in an age where military exponent is backed by fuel and began to turn its attention to Paradis Island which is said to have massive amounts of fossil fuels. however, the island is besides home to the remnants of the former empire of Eldia, ruled by the Fritz family which possessed the Founding Titan. [ 22 ] In 832, the Public Security Authorities managed to capture and dissolve the Eldian Restorationists with the aid of a young Zeke Yeager, who informed on his parents. [ 23 ] In the year 845, Marley launched the Paradis Island Operation. Four of its Titans were sent to the island in order to infiltrate the Eldian kingdom and retrieve the Founding Titan from the king of the Walls. The operation resulted in a failure : the Colossus and Female Titans were lost, Marcel Galliard was killed on the first day of the mathematical process, and the Founding Titan hush remained in the hands of the foe. alone Reiner Braun returned alive from this operation, about having had his Titan transferred to another Warrior due to his frustration in Paradis Island .


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After Marley ‘s fail operation, the Mid-East Union, a alliance of respective nations, took advantage of the kill and declared war on the state, starting a four-year retentive war. A meaning part of the war took place on the sea, with Marley gaining the upper pass over the course of the four years, at the cost of half of its navy. [ 24 ] During the last conflict of the war, the Marleyan forces, with the avail of its ill-famed Warrior Unit, was able to conquer Fort Slava and destroy the Mid-Eastern fleet. With the annihilation of their fleet, the Mid-East Allied forces signed a peace treaty which ended the war with Marley victorious. [ 25 ] Despite their victory, the dispute made the Marleyans realize their global military dominance was greatly in danger because of their military ‘s outdated capabilities which increased the urgency to apprehend the Founding Titan. [ 26 ] During the war, the Marleyan military sent 32 ships and destroyers to Paradis Island. however, none of them managed to return. [ 27 ] Following the war, Willy Tybur met with Theo Magath to reveal the nation of Marley is under the authority of the Tybur class. however, Marley was given its own freedom as an act of atonement and followed the path of militarism on its own. [ 28 ] Willy Tybur invited respective ambassadors, baronial families, and journalists from around the populace to a festival. During the festival, Willy made a stage output in which he would tell the global what sincerely happened during the Great Titan War before proceeding to formally declare war on Paradis Island. Willy is then viciously crushed by the Attack Titan sparking a battle within Liberio. [ 29 ] The battle was a calamity for Marley because of numerous casualties including multiple Marleyan military executives alongside the end of its primary coil ports and fleets. [ 30 ] In addition, Marley ‘s War Hammer Titan was taken by Eren Yeager. [ 31 ] In the consequence of the battle, Marley and the major nations come together to form a global military alliance to conduct a scorched-earth operation on Paradis. however, Reiner Braun suggests that Marley should launch a surprise attack immediately. [ 32 ] Marley indeed launches a major attack against Shiganshina District on Paradis in a desperate but determined offer to recapture the Founding Titan from Eren Yeager, [ 33 ] but this path of action only leads to the awaken of the Wall Titans. [ 34 ] In the follow days, these Titans are able to reach the mainland and destroy numerous cities within northeastern Marley. [ 35 ]



While technological development on Paradis Island had been dead for a hundred up until the year 850 due to King Reiss ‘s isolation policies, the other nations of the world had already progressed far beyond it. By the class 854, Marley and early nations reached the modern age and obsessed technologies such as photograph, blimps, electricity, steam & diesel-powered transports in civil company. technological progress was not developed evenly across the world, however, with Marley lagging behind most of its adversaries in at least the area of military technologies as a result of them relying on the Power of the Titans for many wars, and not worrying about their engineering .

Titan Biology Research Society

Main article: Titan Biology Research Society

The Marley government has a huge cognition of the Titans to the extent that they are able to make use of Titan-related engineering, as they possess penetration into the origin of the Titans. For exercise, the Marley government are known to create Titan serums to transform the Warriors and Eldian criminals into Titans.

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An academician discipline known as “ Titan biota, ” headed by Marley ‘s Titan Biology Research Society, was founded in dedication to the research of Titans. It is the club that put forth the theory that all Subjects of Ymir are connected by unobserved paths from which the human body and bones of Titan are sent to them, and that all the paths cross at a single “ coordinate, ” the Founding Titan. [ 36 ]


Marley is ill-famed for its attachment to militarism and colonial expansion. however, the general populace has since lost touch with the reality of war, both due to the abolition of the conscription system in the past and the extensive use of Eldians as rank-and-file troopers. As its lone cognition of war comes from newspaper stories, Marleyan citizens have little concern about the genuine cost of war. [ 37 ] Out of patriotic sentiments, the Marleyans and the Eldians loyal to Marley refer to their country as the “ Motherland. ” [ 38 ] The Marleyans built statues to honor Helos, a folk champion who was renowned for slaying the Devil of All Earth during the Great Titan War. He is described in legend as a audacious and beautiful man who was unwounded in the conflict against the greatest titan on earth. A Helos statue is erected in front of the Warrior unit headquarters in Liberio. [ 39 ] Marleyan cuisine is varied, consisting of pasta dishes, pizza, ampere well as seafood such as lobster and dollar. [ 40 ] The Eldians of Paradis besides compliment them for being able to make good wine. [ 41 ]


Eldian is the national speech of Marley and diverse nations across the global, due to Eldia ‘s expansionism in the past for many centuries. [ 42 ] Various accents and dialects exist in Marley ; such as the stress found in southern Marley, which is surprisingly besides present in an isolate village deep within Paradis Island. [ 43 ]


Marley is an empire comprised of an enormous continent arsenic well as versatile oversea territories. Its integral population is unknown, but the chief heathen group are the Marleyans, leading the state politics, economy, diplomacy and military. There are a considerable number of Eldians, contained in several ghettos around the mainland, and numerous other cultural groups and nationalities, added into Marley over the past 100 years through military conquest and expansion .


Marley is a gigantic empire, stretching over one big continent to the west of Paradis Island, a smaller continent to the south, an entire peninsula to the south east. It besides has territories in a western continent, a well as assorted little islands. This large territory enables Marley to have access to respective oceans and versatile seas, and that may have influenced the nation ‘s polish, since Marleyan cuisine consists of seafood and since the national emblem appears to be a seashell .

Eldian minority within Marley

Main article: Eldia

The impoundment zones

After the Great Titan War, most Eldians who were stranded on the continental mainland were left at the mercifulness of an unforgiving Marleyan state, which was however mindful of the military likely of their genic trait. To exploit it, the Eldians were segregated from the rest of the population into designated areas such as the Liberio internment zone under the watch of the Public Security Authorities. [ 44 ] These ghettos act as a reserve pool for Pure Titans. In wartime, internees were brought out to be turned into Titans and released onto battlefields as living weapons. To justify its exploitation, Marley indoctrinated both its citizens and Eldians with a revised history which demonized the latter group. As a result, the Marleyan populace saw the Subjects of Ymir as malefic due to their ancestor Ymir Fritz ‘s manage with the “ Devil of All Earth. ” [ 45 ] On the other hand, average continental Eldians, such as Yeager and Gabi Braun, became convinced that they were truly indebted to their “ merciful ” Marleyan overlords, and that the alone ways to redeem themselves would be through patriotic service to the Marley Motherland and the extermination of “ regretful ” Eldians on Paradis Island. [ 46 ] Compared to the Marleyan club beyond the fence, life inside the internment zones is lackluster but not poverty-ridden. For exercise, the Yeager kin was able to make a support working as doctors, a reputable profession ; and the residents were able to put up a banquet for their kin members returning from war. Nevertheless, they do have to endure abuse from PSA guards from time to time, which are occasionally deadly, as evidenced by the murder of Faye Yeager. Movement in and out of the ghetto are besides restricted, with the camp ‘s main gate only open at a assign prison term of the day or during particular occasions, such as the gather to welcome the troops home. One has to produce a permit in order to gain passage. not all Eldians suffered that destiny, however. A few Eldians were awarded “ honorary Marleyan ” titles for services to the Marley Motherland, such as the Warrior Unit and their families. [ 47 ] With this status, Reiner Braun claimed he could live outside of the impoundment zones if he wanted to and asked for permission. [ 48 ] By the class 832, the military measure of Eldians was put into doubt. It was known that pure Titans are inherently indocile and pose american samoa a lot a risk to the foe as to itself. There were opinions for the extinction of all Eldians in Marley. At the time, Eren Kruger noted that once Marley secures the Founding Titan, the debate would end in favor of those opinions and seal the destine of all Eldians. [ 44 ] By the year 854, however, the attitude changed again. The Marley Mid-East War laid bare the fact that Titans are losing to the advancing military engineering deployed by Marley ‘s many enemies, but since the nation needs prison term to close the break in arms development with the rest of the world, the Eldians are even needed as a stop-gap measure. It not only prompted the Marleyan leadership to renew the operation to seize the Founding Titan, but besides started a “ symbiosis ” relationship between the two ethnic groups where the Marleyans need the Eldians to sustain its military might and the Eldians need Marley to keep a hostile populace at bay. After the war, Eldians are not entirely hated in Marley but besides all around the populace, due to the use of Titans by Marley in wars of expansion, a lot like during the old age of the Eldian Empire. The universal hate escalates to the point that most of the global nations now demand the extinction of all Eldians but the Tybur family. [ 49 ] The Marleyan politics determines the ethnicity of its citizens with rake tests, and the result of which affects their eligibility to get into privileged professions. To join the Public Security Authorities, for case, one has to prove that they are not of Eldian ancestry by passing the trial. Despite that, agents of the Eldian Restorationists were able to get around it by using interpolate medical records and having their tests done by doctors sympathetic to their causal agent. [ 50 ] Although harsh, it is noted by Udo, who used to live in a different nation, that Marley is, in fact, more tolerant of Eldians than many early countries, wherein Eldians face a lot severer hostilities that make the Marleyan discrimination pale in comparison. [ 51 ] There are some Marleyans, such as Theo Magath or the guards that Gabi Braun befriended, that truly care about the wellbeing of the Eldians under their care. [ 52 ] [ 53 ] Additionally, the Marleyans in the Panzer Unit have a friendly relationship with Pieck. [ 54 ] There exist respective organizations in Marley who fight for the Eldian people ‘s human rights, but they face hostile critics from the general population for taking defense mechanism of the Eldians .

The Tybur family

Main article: Tybur family

due to its dominant allele world power within the Marleyan state, the Tybur family was not only excepted from the persecution against its heathen brethren, but besides enjoyed privileges such as the retain of aristocratic condition, where they were given honorary citizenship and were allowed to live on imperial estates, a good as owning a detail of personal guards. They were led by Willy Tybur until his death. [ 28 ] [ 8 ]



Despite being purportedly freelancer, Marley is in fact secretly controlled by the Tybur class. That made Willy Tybur, the by head of the family, the de-facto rule of the nation during his life. Before the year 854, the family did not actively exercise its world power and was subject to observe events in the shadows, allowing the Marleyan persecution of Eldians and the nation ‘s drive to militarism to go unbridled, a stance that Willy regretted. But as distressing news surfaced from Paradis Island, he decided to step in and make public his true nature in a festival in Liberio. [ 55 ]

foreign relations

After gaining the world power of seven Titans, Marley implemented a colonization policy in all conflicts with enemy nations. While the nation ‘s territory before or immediately following the great Titan War is nameless, by the year 854 the state of Marley had conquered territory across at least three continents, including oversea. [ 56 ] Marley has a historically poor relationship with the Mid-East Allied Forces. By the class 850, after it had become known that Marley lost two Titans in its operation against Paradis Island, the Allies ultimately declared war against Marley. [ 57 ] Willy Tybur mentioned that Marley presently has many enemies, some of which could be allying with Paradis Island from the shadows against them. [ 58 ]


Main article: Marleyan military

The Marleyan military acts as the main effect of order within Marley ‘s borders equally well as the key to their global seduction. Consisting primarily of a navy and an united states army, a large dowry of Marleyan land forces consists of Eldian troops within the Eldian Unit of the army, led by a Marleyan commanding officer. [ 59 ] Within this Eldian Unit is the ill-famed Warrior Unit, the unpaid Eldian soldiers who strive to inherit the baron of the Titans. [ 60 ]


  • The emblem of Marley appears to be a seashell motif and is found on several structures located in Liberio as well as official military paperwork.[61]
    • The shell has seven sections, which coincidentally is the number of Titans Marley gained during the Great Titan War.
  • Marley draws on Latin and Italian inspiration for much of its naming and culture.
    • The original Japanese name for Marley ( マーレ

       Māre?) bears a strong resemblance in pronunciation to the Latin word “mare,” meaning “sea.” This nomenclature would match with Marley’s seashell emblem.

    • In ancient times, Marley shared some similarities with the Roman Empire given their names for historical events such as “The Tragic Fall of Lago,” “The Devastation of Monte,” and “The Ravaging of Valle,” which all three are names from the Latin family of languages. The names of Lago, Monte, and Valle are derived from the Italian words for “lake,” “mountain,” and “valley,” respectively.
    • The conflict between Marley and Eldia also reflected enmity between Romans and the Germanic tribes respectively.
    • Marleyan cuisine includes pasta, pizza, and seafood.
    • Some of its citizens have Italian names such as Niccolo and Calvi.
  • Yeager calls the Eldians living in the ghettos the “non-Marleyan Eldians” ( 非マーレ派のエルディア人 Hi-Māre wa no Erudia-jin?) that Karl Fritz left behind.[62] This implies that the Marleyans were once considered Eldian before the Great Titan War.
  • Marley’s policy of segregating Eldians into ghetto parallels the Nazi anti-Jewish policy. Similarly, many named Marleyans and Eldians have Germanic names.
  • The ancient conflict between Marley and the Eldian clan mirrors real-world conflicts between the Roman Empire and the various invading Germanic tribes of Central and Northern Europe.
  • The history of Marleyans and Eldians is also comparable with that of the Rwandan populations of Hutu and Tutsi. By 1700, the Rwandan populace coalesced into around eight kingdoms, of which the Tutsi Kingdom of Rwanda became dominant and oppressed the Hutu, fueling a hard relationship between the two races that lasted for centuries. In 1994, during the Rwandan Civil War, the then Hutu majority government perpetrated a genocide against the Tutsi which resulted in the extermination of around 70% of the Tutsi population over the course of a hundred days.
    • Rwanda was also a German territory from 1884 until World War I.
  • If mirrored vertically, the territory of Marley matches the real-world regions of Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Brazil.
    • If the sizes of the continents shown in the Attack on Titan world are relatively equal in size to the real world, Marley’s total territory would rival that of the British Empire.
    • Marley’s placement in an alternate Africa also coincides with the Rwanda parallelism, as Rwanda is a country within the mainland of Africa some distance northwest of Madagascar. When mirrored vertically, Rwanda is at the southwest, and it is said that Titans primarily target the southern regions of the Walls.[63]

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