1 Watchmen Character Became the Foundation for Attack on Titan’s Levi Ackerman

Attack on Titan's Levi Ackerman is actually inspired from Rorschach from Watchmen, a popular DC Series.

1 Watchmen Character Became the Foundation for Attack on Titan's Levi Ackerman


  • Levi Ackerman has become one of the most popular characters on Attack On Titan, as well as one of modern anime's most famous characters.
  • Rorschach, according to Hajime Isayama, writer of the Attack on Titan manga, is one of many personalities who inspired Levi.
  • Many similarities exist between the two characters, such as Levi's white necktie, which is most likely a tribute to Rorschach and his white scarf.
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The Attack on Titan series has finally ended after mesmerizing fans for 10 years with its epic storyline, brilliantly written characters, and most of all Levi Ackerman. Levi is one of Attack on Titan’s most powerful characters, particularly when it comes to defeating Titans. Levi Ackerman has become one of the cast of Attack On Titan’s most popular characters, as well as one of modern anime’s most iconic characters. He possesses exceptional battlefield skills as well as sufficient strategic intelligence to make him a formidable opponent.

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Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan

Even though he is not the main character, he receives a lot of attention because he has been popular among fans since the beginning of the series. But one thing that makes Levi Ackerman the most unique is that he is inspired by a DC Character who is part of the series Watchmen, and his name is Rorschach.


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Levi Ackerman is Inspired From Rorschach

Hajime Isayama, the creator of the Attack on Titan manga, claimed that Rorschach is one of many figures who have gone into Levi’s imagination, and he surely appears to be the most unexpected and interesting. In a 2014 interview, he said that he was inspired to develop Levi after viewing Watchmen. Rorschach and Levi are both fairly short, but despite their stature, they both have great combat skills and superior physical talents. Surprisingly, the characters have a similar history. In Attack on Titan, Levi grows up in the squalor of an underground city, whereas Rorschach is a victim of abuse in a working-class New York City neighborhood.

Attack On Titans: Levi Ackerman Fighting A Titan
Levi Ackerman Fighting A Titan

Many things display the similarities between the two characters, like Levi’s white necktie is most likely an homage to Rorschach and his white scarf. Isayama’s inspiration for Levi makes the character more understandable for fans.

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Who is Rorschach from Watchmen?

Rorschach is a fictional antihero in the 1986 graphic book limited series Watchmen, published by DC Comics. Rorschach (actual name Walter Kovacs) was a brutal vigilante driven by moral absolutism. When superheroes were prohibited, he went undercover and persisted illegally when all others had given up. Rorschach was a great street fighter who refined his skills over his years of crime fighting and his time in prison. Rorschach, who has been training to become a great athlete, has been able to jump from roof to roof, scale tall structures, and land on his feet without ever making a sound.


Rorschach was always silent, stern, and arrogant in temperament. If fans watch Levi with a little extra focus, they can see the similarities between the two characters. Despite the outward similarities, Levi’s mindset is remarkably similar to Rorschach’s, with both characters indulging in violent and antisocial behavior.


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Written by Tarun Kohli

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