When word spreads about a Titan siding with humankind, the populace is divided over whether Eren is their savior or their end. Eren is brought to a military tribunal to be judged by the Commander-in-Chief of the military, Darius Zackley, who will decide whether Eren should be given to the Military Police or the Recon Corps, both of whom have their own reasons for wanting him. The Military Police want Eren killed as he is seen by them as a menace, while the Recon Corps want to use him to retake Wall Maria. As both sides get into heated arguments over Eren's Titan powers, one of the merchants siding with the Military Police accuses Mikasa of being a Titan as well, much to Eren's anger. When Eren calls out the Military Police and their supporters for their cowardice, one of them attempts to shoot him, only for Levi to beat Eren down. Despite being brutally beaten, he does not transform into a Titan, which Levi shows to the court that the Recon Corps can control Eren and proposes that he is to be made part of his squad. In the end, Zackley gives Eren to the Recon Corps where Erwin and Hange welcome him.