Eren Yeager (Japanese: エレン・イェーガー, Hepburn: Eren Yēgā), spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Attack on Titan manga series created by Hajime Isayama. Eren is a teenager who swears revenge on enormous creatures known as Titans that devoured his mother and destroyed his town in the Shiganshina district in Wall Maria. In order to defeat the Titans, Eren, alongside his childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, enlist in the Military and join the Exploration Corps—an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the walls and also study the physiology of Titans in order to know what they are fighting. As the story progresses, later learning it was his father's doing, Eren gained the power of becoming a Titan later identified as the titular Attack Titan (進撃の巨人, Shingeki no Kyojin). Eren uses this power to give Humanity an advantage to defeat their enemies while learning of their true identity and their own history.