Adopted child of the Yeager family. Mikasa is half-Asian and is the last known Asian living within the Walls after they were wiped out by the Titans. Before she was adopted by the Yeagers, Mikasa and her mother were targeted by slave traders due to their race. However, after the slavers killed her father, Mikasa's mother lashed out to defend her daughter, resulting in her death. Mikasa was saved by Eren after he found them and killed the slavers. Due to this incident, she is very protective of Eren, and will follow him no matter the circumstances. She was ranked first in her graduating class, and usually has a composed demeanor. She is considered an unprecedented genius, a prodigy who excels in the most difficult courses. She is often teased about her attachment to her foster brother.