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How Tall is Levi Ackerman from ‘Attack on Titan?’

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Attack on Titan is a post-apocalyptic series from 2015. The Japanese anime series gained immense popularity due to its remarkable storyline and characters. Levi Ackermann is the leader of the Special Operations Squad in Attack on Titan. Formally known as Captain Levi, he is regarded as the strongest soldier in the world.

With black hair and dull eyes coupled with a youthful face, Levi Ackermann can be regarded as somewhat handsome. Although he is not exceptionally tall, in fact, many people would describe him as short, but the truth is that Levi has quite a powerful physique.

His body is packed with muscle. Surely, you don’t become the strongest soldier without developing a ton of muscle on the way. Being the captain, Levi is usually seen in his Survey Cops uniform, sporting a grey button-up and a white ascot.

Levi is certainly a neat freak and strives hard to ensure that everything around him is immaculately clean. As you can probably guess, this is quite a difficult feat considering that he is a soldier and their equipment is regularly soiled.

However, Levi tries his best to make sure that his equipment is not soiled. But despite his aversion to dirt, Levi is a very disciplined soldier and therefore never hesitates to touch anything dirty if it’s necessary.

How Tall is Levi Ackermann?

Considering all the characteristics of Levi Ackermann, you must have imagined him as a tall, lean man. But you couldn’t be more wrong. Despite being an unmatched soldier and a powerful man, Levi is only about 5 ft and 2 inches tall. You don’t have to be an expert to realize that this is actually a very short height.

In fact, according to google, the snowman Olaf from Frozen is around 5 ft 4 inches. This means that this gregarious and silly snowman would tower the expressionless captain Levi over two inches.

Why is Levi Ackermann so Short?

Let’s take a moment to process this thought. However, if we consider Levi’s brought up, his height won’t be much surprising. Levi was severely malnourished when he was young, therefore his height was not properly developed.

That coupled with his mother being sick and the complete lack of sunlight can explain a lot about his short height. He lived in an underground city, where there was no sunlight. As sunlight converts a natural chemical in our skin to vitamin D, it would not be surprising that Levi Ackermann severely lacked vitamin D. This hindered his growth and interfered with the development of his bones.

In addition to this, Levi Ackermann also suffers from insomnia. He considers sleep as a non event, and doesn’t bother much about the 8 hours of sleep rule. And as we all know, the growth hormone needs adequate sleep to take full effect. Therefore, Levi Ackermann is short, specifically 5 ft and 2 inches. 

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