Reading: Dot Pyxis (Anime)
Titan (formerly human)
- Unnamed wife
- Unnamed children
Minamigawa Ryōdo Saikō Sekininsha ? )
Commander ( 司令 Shirei ? )
Top Officer of the Southern Territory (南側領土最高責任者Commander (司令
First Battle : The Struggle for Trost, Part 1
Attack on Titan Part 1 : Guren no Yumiya
( English ) Masahiko Tanaka (Japanese) R. Bruce Elliott (English)
|If we humans go extinct, it won’t be because we were eaten by Titans! It’ll be because we killed ourselves off! We cannot afford to die any further inside. I kindly ask of you! Please die here!|
|— Pyxis motivates the soldiers|
Dot Pyxis ( ドット・ピクシス Dotto Pikushisu ? ) was the Garrison Regiment ‘s top military officer of the southerly territory ( 南側領土最高責任者 Minamigawa Ryōdo Saikō Sekininsha ? ), which includes Trost District. He was often merely addressed as “ air force officer ” ( 司令 Shirei ? ). In matters of defensive structure, he was given full authority. sometime after ingesting Zeke ‘s spinal fluid, Pyxis was transformed into a pure Titan during the Marleyan surprise attack on Shiganshina District, and killed by Armin Arlelt .
Pyxis was a bald man with a structured physique. He had aureate eyes and a distinguished mustache, with light skin and celebrated wrinkles under and around his eyes. As a air force officer, he besides wore a purple bolo tie tie, a lot like his companion commanders Erwin Smith and Nile Dawk. As the highest rate Garrison officer, he was only seen wearing his Garrison uniform paired with a white button-up shirt and a red girdle with gold trim .
Pyxis was an bizarre man. While observing Titans breaching Wall Rose, he said he would not mind being eaten by a Titan if “ it happened to be a stun beauty. ” He retained a calm, and blithe demeanor, even in the midst of chaos, and he understood the strife and suffer of others, as he was seen allowing soldiers who wanted to leave because he understood the extreme amounts of terror and fear in those soldiers. [ 1 ] Yet, Pyxis was an effective leader, as seen when he quiets all the soldiers attempting mutiny and successfully convinces them to continue fighting to retake Trost. He was an adept strategist and was able to gauge a situation carefully, but besides knew when to take risks, which lead to his decisiveness to trust Eren Jaeger to stop the breach. however, he stated himself that he was a afflictive loser, and along with this, he says that the idea of giving up to the Titans made him sick, representing his determination to attempt to defeat the Titans and save world. [ 1 ] He was a valet who made fresh choices, putting Ian Dietrich in charge of the elect squads protecting Eren proved to be a fresh travel as Rico Brzenska and Mitabi Jarnach both called that they should give up on the operation, which Ian denied, that finally led to being a achiever .
When the 104th Cadet Corps participates in a mock department of defense of Trost District, Pyxis is given charge over them, but would frequently doze off during their aim. Afterward, Pyxis comes across three cadets, Jean Kirschtein, Sasha Braus, and Conny Springer, fighting with each other. Insisting that they should not use their education as an excuse to one-up each other, Pyxis suggests that they settle their differences via a cook rival, which he will judge. once Jean and Sasha have prepared their dishes, Pyxis tastes Sasha ‘s dish first, a slab of kernel. He is so impress by the taste, that he momentarily experiences a hallucination in which he fights off numerous Titans, before growing to the size of a Titan himself, at which distributor point he is confronted by a number of cadets who are able to transform themselves into Titans. He following tastes Jean ‘s smasher which, to everyone ‘s surprise, is a dim-witted omelet. even more surprise, he crowns Jean the winner, explaining to an angered Sasha that she lost because she relied on kernel alone. [ 2 ]
While playing chess with Lord Wald, a soldier brings Pyxis news program that Wall Rose has been breached, and that Titans are invading Trost. Pyxis decides to head over to the fit, sedately refusing the noble ‘s request to stay and protect his property. [ 3 ]
After it is discovered that Eren Jaeger can transform into a Titan, Eren is sentenced to death. Pyxis, however, happens to be nearby when Armin Arlelt gives a passionate manner of speaking in defense of his ally, vouching for the strategic and tactical benefits that he could bring to turn the tide of the battle. The Garrison captain in agitate, Kitz Woermann, is not swayed, but as he is about to give the stamp out order, Dot Pyxis stops him, believing Armin ‘s words. [ 4 ] Pyxis brings the three soldiers on top of Wall Rose and clears up the matter of Eren ‘s transformation by saying he will see the proof in Eren ‘s basement. He questions Armin about his plan to use Eren ‘s Titan form to seal the hole in Wall Rose and is so promote he decides to use it. He calls up his staff officers to begin planning for the assail. however, the Garrison, already extremely moo on work force and morale after the emptying, is in no stipulate to fight again and many soldiers attempt to mutiny in order to spend the short time they have left with their families .
In order to give the soldiers hope, he introduces Eren as being a part of a secret government experiment to turn humans into Titans to fight them on equal foot. Unsurprisingly, Pyxis is not taken badly and most of the soldiers turn to leave, some even fighting each early. finally, he gives an order to pardon all deserters, which shocks higher ranking soldiers. however, he states that by leaving, they will put their families at gamble and expose them to the lapp terror that has paralyzed themselves. This argumentation convinces the soldiers to reassemble their ranks and begin the operation. [ 1 ] Pyxis assembles an elite team, placing Ian Dietrich in charge. He gives the elite police squad the orders to protect Eren Jaeger, whilst acting at their own free will. [ 1 ] Pyxis reflects on the troop he had sacrificed by authorizing the operation to retake Trost District. He admits he would gladly be remembered as a murderer for the sake of world ‘s survival. He continues to oversee the mathematical process, ordering his men to continue luring the Titans to the corner of town, and keeps this position even once the elite team meet difficulty. [ 5 ] Pyxis ‘ operation ends in achiever, and world ‘s first victory over the Titans, with the gate to Trost being successfully plugged. Pyxis then deploys reinforcements to rescue the elect troops. [ 6 ] Pyxis by and by meets Commander Erwin Smith atop the Wall, and the two address about the test to be held to decide Eren ‘s destine. Pyxis informs Erwin that the result of the test will be decided by Dhalis Zachary, depending on if Eren is beneficial or not to mankind. Later, Pyxis attends the trial. When questioned by Dhalis Zachary, he informs the court that it is impossible to launch an dispatch from Trost. [ 7 ] Pyxis receives give voice from a extremity of the Garrison that Wall Rose has been breached. [ 8 ] The future day, he is found sleeping atop the Wall in Trost, until his aide, Anka Rheinberger, awakens him with a slap. He is scolded for drinking excessively much alcohol, and told that she does not want to care for him by changing his diaper. Anka reports the lack of Titans spotted within Wall Rose and he surmises from this that the Wall has not been breached. Erwin Smith arrives shortly and Pyxis congratulates him for capturing the Female Titan. He besides hopes that the invasion of Wall Rose will convince the nobles in the inner to reconsider their motives. [ 9 ] shortly thereafter, one of his soldiers reports in, confirming that Wall Rose is however integral. Pyxis is informed that three Scout Regiment recruits from the 104th Cadet Corps are Titans. The Garrison ‘s overture police squad witnessed a fight break in out on top of Wall Rose between the Scouts and the Armored and Colossal Titans, but the fight was over by the time they were able to help. [ 9 ] Following the rescue of Eren Jaeger, Pyxis meets with Levi and Erwin at the latter ‘s bedside, since Erwin lost an branch in the struggle. Hange Zoë reports in along with Conny Springer regarding their findings at Ragako Village. Pyxis asks if that is the greenwich village the Titan invasion originated from and Hange confirms it. Hange has a guess that the villagers and the Titans are the same. [ 10 ] Pyxis receives a letter from Erwin, informing him that he plans to orchestrate a rebellion against the royal government. Pyxis visits Erwin immediately to confirm Erwin ‘s intentions. Erwin reassures Pyxis that, depending on whether his suspicions are right, they will be able to take exponent peaceably, rather than by coerce. As he waits for ratification of his hypothesis, Erwin tells Pyxis the fib of how his beget died. [ 11 ]
As Erwin finishes his floor, Hange and Moblit arrive with information that the Reiss kin is the true royal family, and that Historia is the next in line for the throne. Erwin explains to Pyxis that he plans on rescuing her, and then publicly installing her as Queen in ordering to force a government change. sufficiently pleased with Erwin ‘s plan for a bloodless coup, Pyxis agrees to support it and departs. [ 11 ] Pyxis soon devises a plan to determine whether or not to execute the coup d’etat. He decides to test whether or not the current government is worthy to continue operate, by faking an announcement that Wall Rose has been breached during Erwin ‘s trial. If the government officials elect to allow refugees into Wall Sina for shelter, despite the food shortages that would be caused, then he will turn himself, and all of his accomplices, over to them for judgment. If the theme of civil war and the endanger of their own livelihoods leads them to turn away the refugees however, the military will know that they are disqualify to lead and must be replaced. [ 12 ] Pyxis is among the military commanders that attend Erwin ‘s trial. When asked for his input during the trial, Pyxis claims that he does not want to be associated with the Scouts, preferring to avoid the human vs. homo conflicts that the Scouts are apparently instigating. After hearing Pyxis ‘ input, the nobles confer and announce that Erwin will be executed for treachery .
On the heals of the sentence, Anka arrives and announces that Wall Rose has been breached. Pyxis begins to give elimination orders for the refugees but is stopped when the capital officials decree that no refugees will be allowed to enter Wall Sina. Satisfied with their reactions, Pyxis discreetly sends Anka to fetch Premier Dhalis Zachary and his soldiers. Zachary arrives curtly, revealing that the breach of Wall Rose was a ruse, and Pyxis announces everyone ‘s role in rooting out the corruption present within the royal government. Erwin is then released and the officials are then taken into hands for valuing their wealth over the lives of the people. [ 12 ] The nobles do not bother trying to keep any secrets, freely telling everything they know to the military, including the data that the Reiss family has the power to alter the populace ‘s memories, which will allow them to take back rule from the military. Upon learning of this, Pyxis informs Erwin, telling him that unless they recover Eren before he is devoured, Rod Reiss will be able to completely unmake all of their employment. Pyxis unhappily states that he, unlike Erwin, is not a fan of gambling, and lone backed the coup because he felt it was in humanness ‘s best interests. Had the government proved him wrong, and put world ‘s survival first, he would have been prepared to stand with them and fight off Zachary ‘s troops. As he leaves, Pyxis solemnly wonders when humans will stop fighting against each other. [ 13 ] Pyxis subsequently attends Historia ‘s coronation, joining the other heads of the military in bowing to her in front of the populace as she is crowned. [ 14 ] Pyxis, Erwin, Hange, Levi, and Zachary have a secret meet to discuss the injection that Kenny gave Levi. Hange explains that analyzing it is impossible because the fluid evaporates in touch with air. Pyxis then decides that it must be used for the determination it was made for, to allow a human to become a Titan and then take the baron of the Titans. Erwin decides to entrust the phial to Levi because he is their strongest soldier with the highest luck of survival. Levi will have the freedom to use it based on his judgment of the position. On the even of the mission to retake Wall Maria, Pyxis stands among the other military leaders, saluting the Scout Regiment farewell before their dispatch to Shiganshina District. [ 15 ] As Armin Arlelt explains his plan for victory against the Colossal Titan to Eren, Pyxis sits with the early military leaders drinking tea and distressing if the operation to retake Wall Maria and world ‘s domain will be successful. [ 16 ] Pyxis attends the meet to debrief the survivors of the mission to reclaim Wall Maria. [ 17 ] When it is suggested that the information recovered from Eren ‘s basement be kept from the public, Pyxis argues that deceiving the public will make the current politics no better than the one they overthrew. [ 18 ] The take after year, Pyxis attends another merging to discuss Zeke Jaeger ‘s request for an confederation. Despite some officials wanting to go against the design, he says they should hear what Zeke has to say before forming an official decision. [ 19 ] late, when merging with the delegating from Hizuru, Pyxis acknowledges that Paradis is extremely behind the other nations of the populace and advises some of the more disbelieving officials present that they agree to Hizuru ‘s alliance. [ 20 ] After the Scout Regiment returns from its foray into on Liberio in 854, Pyxis meets with the Anti-Marleyan Volunteers and receives a box of Titan serums from Yelena that were stolen from Marley. Despite knowing that it will be unmanageable to duplicate without any resources, Pyxis thanks them for their efforts in securing the samples. He acknowledges that Yelena and her group have given them hope and lead the means to freedom with receiving nothing from Paradis in render. Despite this, Pyxis asks that Yelena and her group turn a blind eye for now on Paradis ‘ weaknesses and insists that for the time being, Zeke will have to be in detention. [ 19 ] Pyxis subsequently visits Yelena in her cell, accompanied by Anka. He notes that, 10 months anterior, there was a sudden change in the soldier responsible for keeping an center on her to Floch Forster, presently detained for divulging sensitive information. He reads that Floch had taken her to a private charge nearby to Eren ‘s residency, around the time Eren had begun to take more unauthorized actions. Having finished reading off his suspicions, Pyxis sits down and admits he is glad to have the opportunity to talk with such a beautiful lady. [ 21 ] To Pyxis ‘s storm, Yelena immediately admits to meeting with Eren and apologizes for keeping it hidden until now. Yelena claims that she only advised Eren to do something to energize the military ‘s efforts, but Pyxis points out that if that were the case she could have just talked to the military directly. After hearing that the Volunteers were not allowed to meet him even in public, Pyxis wonders if Yelena possibly losing the trust of Paradis was worth going behind their back and seeing Eren in individual .
He accuses Yelena of manipulating Eren towards Zeke ‘s will, but Yelena stormily denies any ulterior motives other than wanting to meet Zeke ‘s brother due to her own curiosity and a desire to help Eldia. Pyxis tells her that he wants to believe that, but tells her that she is frightful at lying. After hearing that Dhalis Zachary was assassinated, Pyxis is named as the acting Commander-in-chief of the military. After listening to Hange ‘s theory about the group ‘s ulterior motivation, he asks how many are mindful of Zeke ‘s location. He orders the three soldiers not presently with Levi be brought in and asks Nile Dawk and respective Miltary Police soldiers to check that Historia ‘s residence is secure. Ordering both areas safeguarded, Pyxis orders Armin to use his Titan ability to fortify the area if needed .
He then reveals that he plans to surrender to the rebel group ; while the others are stunned by this, Pyxis clarifies that he will not submit to the Jaeger brothers but hope to be able to use Zeke ‘s location as a intend to negotiate with them. After dismissing the soldiers, he apologizes to Kiyomi Azumabito who was present during the substitution. Knowing they can not efficaciously protect her, Pyxis tells Kiyomi to stay in the harbor for her own safety. [ 22 ] Despite his words, Pyxis begins searching for an opportunity to abduct Eren in club to confiscate the Founding Titan. After Zeke activates his belly laugh from the Titan Forest, Pyxis suffers a reaction alongside those who had drunk Marleyan wine. immediately after, Pyxis comes to the realization that Zeke has snared them. [ 23 ] With the realization that most of the military ‘s officials have fallen into Zeke ‘s trap, more soldiers begin to join the Jaegerists to ensure that they are not turned into Titans, forcing Pyxis to surrender flatly. He is brought to attend a meeting with Yelena, noting as they begin discussions that Eldians who joined the Jaegerists sooner are obviously being given particular treatment over Eldians who drank Zeke ‘s spinal anesthesia fluid .
Pyxis criticizes her for adopting the lapp practices of oppression that Marley used on her people, claiming that she will only create more enemies for herself. He is caught off guard when Yelena begins to lament that they would have been able to save the world if Paradis had cooperated, pointing out that the design to release the Colossal Titans would merely save Paradis, but Yelena refuses to clarify what she meant. Marley successfully launch their surprise assail on Paradis Island and Eren transforms to take on the Jaw Titan. In his prison cellular telephone, Pyxis is alerted by the whirl on the rooftop of the build. [ 24 ]
After being released alongside the other prisoners to fight against Marley, Pyxis instructs those without armbands be given first priority to the limit number of ODMG available while those who drank the defile wine should follow him to the front lines. [ 25 ] During the battle, Pyxis is seen leading a group of soldiers on horseback in an try to flank the enemy from behind. After Zeke belly laugh, Pyxis sees his and his men ‘s bodies begin to glow and, realizing what this means, resigns himself to his destine as he is transformed into a pure Titan. [ 26 ] Pyxis is amongst a group of Titans which swarm Shiganshina ‘s military headquarters to devour the soldiers inside. however, the soldiers rally in concert to launch a counterattack. Pyxis ‘s Pure Titan is spotted by Armin Arlelt who expresses gratitude for Pyxis ‘s steering as he fires a Thunder Spear which brings an end to the former commander. [ 27 ]
- The name “Pyxis” may refer to the constellation “Pyxis Nautica” – Latin for “The Naval Compass.”
- In 2010, Isayama posted a blog post admitting that Dot Pyxis was modeled after General Yoshifuru Akiyama, a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, of whom Isayama said: “I respect for leading such a simple and frugal life.” This brought a large controversy and even death threats against the mangaka that lasted for years (and may still continue to this day) from sectors of the population where Yoshifuru is deeply hated.
- In an issue of Bessatsu Magazine, Isayama revealed that Pyxis is married and has children.