The Yeagerist movement was a nationalist political party started by Eren Yeager in the Attack On Titan universe. Instead of attempting to prove Paradis’ innocence to the rest of the world, it embraced an openly militant stance against them under the pretense that nothing they could have done would ever be good enough.
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While the actions of the Yeagerists may have been questionable, there are many anime heroes who would align with their agenda. By identifying those that might join the Yeagerists and the ones who would oppose them, we can better gauge the organization’s values and the types of people it attracts.
10 Join: Sasuke’s Interest In Vengeance Would Attract Him To The Cause (Naruto)
Since youth, Sasuke has been fascinated with vengeance similar to Eren himself. They both sought justice for the death of their parents and were willing to do anything in order to obtain it – including turning their backs on former friends and comrades.
Subsequently, Sasuke would make for an ideal Yeagerist candidate. His attack on the Five Kage Summit suggests his willingness to hurt innocent people in order to fulfill his goals, which would be a necessary prerequisite for the Rumbling.
9 Refuse: Kakyoin Values The Lives Of The Innocent & Dislikes Taking Orders (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Kakyoin would refuse the call of the Yeagerists given how much he cares for the lives of innocent people. During Tower of Gray’s attack on the Crusaders’ airplane, he took special precautions in order to ensnare the Stand when it would have been much safer to pepper it with Hierophant Green’s Emerald Splash.
Moreover, he dislikes being a subordinate and vowed never to lose himself again after Jotaro freed him from DIO’s brain parasite. Therefore, he is incompatible with Paradis’ nascent movement.
8 Join: Gon Can Be Manipulated Easily When He’s Emotional (Hunter X Hunter)
While Gon is generally lighthearted and easygoing, there is a brutal tendency lurking just beneath his cheerful disposition. It was most prominently seen during the NGL raid, where he was willing to do anything to kill Neferpitou and avenge Kite’s death.
Considering that he would likely have lost a loved one if he were to live in the Attack On Titan universe, Gon would make an excellent soldier for Eren’s forces. He would approach his opponents with the same fury he did to Meruem’s royal guards.
7 Refuse: Mikasa Ultimately Rejected Eren’s Offer Even Though She Loved Him (Attack On Titan)
When Marley besieged Paradis, Mikasa was freed in order to help stave off the attack. Despite Eren’s previous vitriol, she assisted him gladly. After all, the enemy nation’s victory would spell the subjugation (and genocide) of the Eldian race.
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However, when Eren reached Zeke and mastered the power of the Founding Titan, Mikasa could no longer consider him an ally. She was even willing to work with the defeated Marleyans in order to put a stop to his madness.
6 Join: Maes Is Willing To Serve Terrifying Regimes Under The Correct Conditions (Fullmetal Alchemist)
While Maes willingly sacrificed himself in order to expose the Homunculus of Envy, an alternative universe glance of the character reveals his dark potential.
In the Conqueror Of Shamballa movie, Maes was an active member of the Nazi party, with the only difference in his personality being the circumstances he was born into. Therefore, it follows that should he have been raised behind the walls of Paradis, he would do anything to keep it safe – including massacring the innocent.
5 Refuse: Kagome’s Conscience Would Prevent Her From Going Astray (Inuyasha)
As the reincarnation of Priestess Kikyo, Kagome’s conscience and generosity were prevalent throughout the series. This was most commonly seen through her willingness to return to the half-demon’s world in spite of the dangers it posed in order to collect the Shikon Jewel and save the lives of its denizens.
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She was even willing to fulfill the quest despite the personal risk involved. As a result, she would refuse to participate in the Rumbling and attempt to find a better path toward peace just as Armin did.
4 Join: Benimaru Is Cynical & Ruthless Enough To Make A Compelling Yeagerist Member (Fire Force)
There are indications that Benimaru would be a strong Yeagerist. Not only does his cynical outlook on life align with Eren’s, but he is also fiercely regional and feels more allegiance to his district than to Tokyo at large.
It was for this reason that he was reluctant to help Shinra and the rest of Company Eight against the White-Clad. His isolationist rhetoric brilliantly imitates Yeagerist principles.
3 Refuse: Nami Has Risked Herself To Save People She Doesn’t Even Know (One Piece)
While it might appear as if Nami is driven by greed, she has a strong moral conscience that is present throughout the One Piece series. This was best proven during Punk Hazard, where she helped to liberate children she didn’t know despite the burden they posed to the Straw Hats’ journey.
Considering that the Yeagerists would require an unprecedented amount of civilian casualties in order for their aims to be fulfilled, she would never join them regardless of what financial compensation they might offer her.
2 Join: Light Yagami’s Descent Into Evil Is Similar To Eren’s Own (Death Note)
At the beginning of the series, Light Yagami was a champion of justice who sought only to eliminate evil people such as mass-murdering criminals who may have escaped prosecution. As the story progressed, the perimeters of who he judged unfit to live grew increasingly more wide.
Obsessed with justice and fairness, Light’s dark path is a perfect reflection of Eren’s own. Their only difference is that Eren did not make excuses for his actions, whereas Light deluded himself into thinking that any life he took was morally justified.
1 Refuse: Elizabeth Is Determined To End Wars, Not Wage Them (Seven Deadly Sins)
During the war between the archangels and the Ten Commandments, Elizabeth was willing to betray orders from the Supreme Deity to save her enemies and promote peace. She is a natural caretaker whose greatest concern is the prosperity and wellbeing of as many people as possible.
Considering her benevolent nature, she would never condone the actions of the Yeagerists, stepping in and rendering herself an enemy of the state from the first time Floch attempts to execute a political prisoner in the street.
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