The Colossal Titan Bertholdt turns Shiganshina into a sea of flames by scattering burning debris. Armin is frozen by indecision, handing command over to Jean as they head for the river and stay hidden. Outside the wall, the Beast Titan pitches a barrage of stones towards the scouts holding the horses outside the wall, shredding buildings and causing casualties among them. Levi has the remainder regroup with Erwin at the Wall's base. Back in Shiganshina, Eren vainly tries to stop the Colossal Titan by grabbing its foot, only to be knocked unconscious when kicked onto the wall. Jean orders Armin's team to attack with Thunder Spears, but the Colossal Titan deflects them with a huge burst of steam. The situation looks hopeless before Erwin suggests a counter-attack with himself and the remaining recruits as a sacrificial diversion so Levi can kill the Beast Titan, knowing that he would likely die without ever learning the truth concealed in the basement of Eren's house. Erwin gives a rousing speech to the recruits, convincing them that it is better to die fighting than be killed while hiding from flying rocks, and leads the charge towards the Beast Titan through a hail of rocks.
Erwin is mortally wounded while leading the charge against the Beast Titan, Zeke expressing mixed feelings while decimating the recruits as Levi reached him by taking out the Titans on his right flank. Levi manages to incapacitate the Beast Titan and rips Zeke out after inflicting enough injuries to keep him from resuming his Titan form, intending to turn one of the casualties into a Titan to feed the war chief to. But the Cart Titan snatches Zeke in its mouth and runs off, Zeke admitting to underestimate Levi while ordering the remaining Titans to attack him. Meanwhile, Armin realizes the Colossal Titan is immobile while using its steam and gives Eren some detail of his plan while the others hold off a somewhat confused Armored Titan, Reiner having lost his most recent memories due to the last attack. The group, joined by Hange who survived Bertholt's transformation, use two of their remaining thunder spears to shatter the Armored Titan's jaw hinges so Mikasa can use hers to blow Reiner out of his Titan body. When Eren's Titan form seems to be suffering a concussion, Armin deliberately challenges the Colossal Titan by having his ODM gear hook into the monster's tooth. Bertholt proceeds to burn Armin alive in his steam, learning too late that Armin used himself as a distraction so Eren can harden his Titan form and, in human form, covertly maneuver himself into position to rip Bertholdt out of the Colossal Titan. In the aftermath, Eren drags the limbless Bertholt towards the severely burnt Armin whom Eren recalls has always quietly been braver than he appear Attack on Titan - GHOSTEMANE x PARV0 - To Whom it May Concern video.