Attack On Titan: 10 Ways Historia Made An Impact
David Zimmerman
Historia Reiss AOT
Historia Reiss AOT
Historia Reiss was a member of the 104th Cadet Corps and the queen of Paradis in the Attack On Titan universe. As the only surviving member of her family with royal blood, she played a prominent political role in the story.
Therefore, it doesn't come as a surprise that Historia is responsible for shaping the series in both minor and significant ways. By identifying her most meaningful contributions, we can better appreciate the many profound aspects in which she has forged her own path and brought glory to the people she has sworn to protect.

10 Historia Made Reiner Think Twice About Eldians

At first, Reiner Braun had a preconception that all Eldians on the island of Paradis were devils. This was a notion relentlessly drilled into him by the Marleyan state as part of his training as a Warrior candidate.
However, he was completely enchanted by Historia and even expressed an interest in making her his wife. Given that, it's reasonable to assume that she has played at least a partial role in forcing him to reconsider the merits of the people he has sworn to destroy.

9 Historia Inspired Ymir To Save Everyone At Utgard

Jaw titan saves historia
Jaw titan saves historia
During the battle for Utgard Castle, it seemed as if all hope was lost. The Beast Titan called his minions to assail the structure from all angles, and one of them even breached the tower's perimeter.
Because Ymir loved Historia so deeply, she raced into battle and mowed down scores of giants on her paramour's behalf. The Warriors were surprised at the Jaw Titan's revelation, especially given the accidental role she played in the death of Marcel and how well she managed to conceal her identity.

8 Historia Saved Daz From A Blizzard

Historia found Daz in the midst of a blizzard and attempted to haul him back to the Scouts' cabin. Realizing that she was on a doomed venture, Ymir agreed to help her by traversing down the mountain as the Jaw Titan.
While he may have seemed insignificant at the time, Daz would play a relatively prominent role later in the story. He stood alongside Floch's Yeagerists against the combined Eldian and Marleyan resistance during the events of the Rumbling. Daz nearly even murdered Armin with Samuel's assistance during the battle for the port.

7 Historia Refused To Eat Eren

After Eren was captured by Rod Reiss' henchmen, he was brought below a cathedral and bound in place. Rod told Historia that the only way to return the royal family to its rightful glory was to willfully inject herself with a syringe of titan fluid and eat her friend.
Initially, Historia considered his offer. Since Grisha was responsible for murdering Frieda whom she was close with, it was particularly tempting. However, the young woman ultimately refused, flipped her father over, and broke his back instead. It was a daring act of defiance that distinguished her as fiercely independent.

6 Historia Gave Jean, Armin, & Reiner New Horses In The Middle Of Titan Country

Historia saves the day
Historia saves the day
After a harrowing encounter with the Female Titan, the Scouts lost a decent number of their horses. Together, Armin, Jean, and Reiner were forced to make a decision in which one of them would have to make it back to the walls on foot, almost guaranteeing death by the marauding pure titans.
Instead of answering such a grisly question, Historia arrived with fresh horses for their use. The men were stunned by her generosity and even likened her to a goddess.

5 Historia Helped Save Eren From Reiner & Convinced Ymir To Stand Down

Historia played a vital role in the retrieval of Eren and the defeat of the Warriors. After being abducted by Ymir, Historia managed to convince her lover to stand down in order to prevent a fight with Mikasa.
After gauging how well the Scouts performed against Reiner, the Armored Titan, Ymir even began to believe that there might be hope for the denizens of the walls. Still, she ultimately agreed to follow the Warriors back to Marley under the condition that they deliver a final letter to Historia that expressed her true feelings.

4 Historia Killed Rod Reiss & Made Herself Into A Hero

Historia kills rod reiss
Historia kills rod reiss
Despite Erwin's requests, Historia participated in the battle against Rod Reiss. She understood that, in addition to a leader of royal blood, the Eldian people needed a hero they could look up to.
After Eren destroyed the monster's body, Historia identified and slashed through the nape of the Reiss Titan's neck. Although she had a rough landing, her actions were seen and praised by the people she had hoped to rule. Shortly after, she revealed her true identity and officially stepped into the spotlight as a leader.

3 Historia Became The New Queen Of Paradis

Historia becomes queen
Historia becomes queen
With the usurping of the monarchy, the Scouts knew that military rule wouldn't suffice forever. Historia was quickly established as a replacement for Rod Reiss, with her blood ties to the royal family being used to justify her presence on the throne.
She led with grace, courage, and foresight, demonstrating a willingness to hear all perspectives and sacrifice whatever was necessary for the sake of her people. Historia also became a talented diplomat, as proven by her interactions with Kiyomi Azumabito.

2 Historia Accidentally Gave Eren Premonitions Of The Future

After the Reiss Titan's defeat, part of the Scouts' exonerating ceremony included touching and kissing the residing queen's hand. When it came Eren's turn to reach for Historia, his reaction was surprisingly stiff.
By making contact with her, he saw a glimpse of the future and discovered that the Founding Titan could be used simply by touching someone with royal blood. He kept this knowledge quiet for as long as possible since he didn't want to compromise his friend's freedom for the sake of her duty to the people.

1 Historia Prepared Heirs To Carry On The Royal Bloodline

Historia carries on the royal bloodline
Historia carries on the royal bloodline
As the last member of the royal bloodline in service to Paradis, Historia realized that it was imperative to have as many children as she could. Without descendants, it would have become impossible to use the Founding Titan and defend the country from its many enemies.
Shortly after becoming queen, Historia was impregnated by a childhood crush. Although her duties were not as glamorous as one might have hoped, they were essential for the nation's survival since the wall titans were the single factor separating Paradis from utter annihilation by foreign invaders.