A graduate of the 104th Cadet Corps wherein he graduated third of his year ranking below Reiner. Along with Reiner, he is one of the few survivors of a Titan attack that befell his village in the southeastern area of Wall Maria. He believes that one day, he will once again step foot into his hometown together with Reiner. Despite being highly talented, he is somewhat lacking in resolve and will rarely assert his presence among the 104th. Although not as driven as Reiner to achieve his goals, he fulfilled his goal of graduating from the Cadet Corps and earning the privilege of entering the Military Police Regiment.