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Mr Leonhart is a fictional character of the anime Attack On Titan. The plot of Attack on Titan centres on a civilization inside three walls, the last location where humans still live. Over one hundred years ago, humanity was driven to the brink of extinction after the emergence of humanoid giants called Titans, who attack and eat humans on sight. The last remnants of humanity retreated behind three concentric walls and enjoyed nearly a century of peace. To combat Titans, the country's military employs Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, a set of waist-mounted grappling hooks and gas-powered propulsion enabling immense mobility in three dimensions.
Fan ships are a hot topic in the anime community, and everyone forms their own opinion about the ones that become mainstream or even when it becomes canon.
Mr Leonhart is an Eldian who lived in the Liberio Internment Zone and is the adoptive father of Annie Leonhart. He had trained his daughter to be a Warrior candidate which later led to her selection as inheritor of the Female Titan's power.
LeoRina- The Fanship
LeoRina is the fanship between Mr Leonhart and Karina Braun. Mr Leonhart and Karina Braun are Eldians who lived in the Liberio Internment Zone and are the parents of Annie and Reiner, respectively. Their children are both Titan shifters from the Warrior Unit of Marley, so the two can relate with each other and have formed a friendly relationship. Unfortunately, they were also selfish enough to send them at a young age to train as warriors so they could take revenge from the “Island Devils.” Like most Eldians living in Marley, they bore hatred against the Eldians from Paradis Island, deeming them responsible for their outcast status in Marley. With the kind of environment surrounding them, this belief was also passed down to Annie and Reiner.
They both made their first appearance together during the Marley arc, particularly before Willy Tybur declared war against Paradis. Karina states that it was nice meeting him again after spotting him on the front row by the stage. Mr Leonhart replies that it has been long since they have seen each other, and that was when Reiner went back home from his mission of infiltrating the military inside the Walls, which was four years ago.
Karina sits next to Mr Leonhart, and they talk about Bertolt’s father, who passed away without seeing his son return from the mission. Their discussion led to a talk about Annie’s utmost devotion to Marley, as Karina describes it, which is why she also ended up with the same fate as Bertolt’s, but he insists that his daughter is alive as she promised her return. Soon, Willy’s prepared play begins, and the two watch together.
But, alas, the Attack Titan comes forth simultaneously with the declaration of war, killing Willy and sending building wreckage into the crowd. Mr Leonhart avoids the carnage and tries to assist Karina in escaping.
A group of Eldians desperately try to convince Liberio’s guards to let them leave before Eren arrives with the Wall Titans for his Rumbling plan. Mr Leonhart is the one leading them while Karina watches from the back. Finally, the crowd manages to overthrow the Marleyan guards and hijack a train, which they take to Fort Salta, intending to use an airship to escape the Rumbling. Mr Leonhart comforts them that all of them will survive.
As the Titans were nearing them, Karina loses hope and cries on the ground as she thinks of how she used Reiner as a tool for her own good. Mr Leonhart kneels and says that he thinks the same. Seeing that there was no way out of the Rumbling, the two accept their fate. Mr Leonhart puts his hand on Karina’s shoulder as he tells her that he’s sure that Annie and Reiner are alive on Paradis.
Believing that, he’s happy that they’re going to die before their children. However, he is proven wrong when Annie and Reiner are spotted fighting against Eren.
At one point in the battle, the remaining non-Titan shifter Eldians, including Mr Leonhart and Karina, turn into Pure Titans but come back again as humans through Eren’s death. The Rumbling is subsequently stopped along with the undoing of the power of the Titans.
Finally, Mr Leonhart reunites with his daughter after nine years and Karina with her son. Though their reunion is cut short by the arrival of the Marleyan soldiers from Salta, who demand that the Eldians prove they can no longer turn into Titans or face execution. The Eldians are only saved by the intervention of Armin Arlert, who convinces Muller that they are no longer a threat.
Mr Leonhart and Karina are seen in the fandom as the terrible parents in AOT, along with others such as Rod Reiss and Alma. Although they got their redemption, fans still dislike the two, which would lead to shipping them. Overall, their minimal interactions have gained only a small number of fans.
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