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Name Dot Pixis
Kanji ドット·ピクシス
Romaji Dotto Pikushisu
Biological Information
Gender Male
Height 180 cm
Weight 73 kg
Affiliation Garrison Logo Garrison
Species Human
Status Alive
First Appearance
Manga Response
Anime First Battle
Voice actor
Anime Masahiko Tanaka (Japanese)
R Bruce Elliott (English)

Dot Pixis (ドット·ピクシス司令 Dotto Pikushisu Shirei?) is the commander of the Garrison Regiment and is in charge of the defense of the southern region. He is the highest ranking administrator of the southern region, which includes Trost District. In matters of defense, he is given full authority.

AppearanceEdit

Pixis is bald, has gold eyes and a distinguished moustache. He also wears a bolo tie, much like his fellow commanders Erwin Smith and Nile Dok. As the highest ranking officer, he is only ever seen wearing his Garrison uniform.

PersonalityEdit

Pixis is an eccentric man. While observing Titans breaching Wall Rose, he said he wouldn't mind being eaten by a Titan if "it happened to be a stunning beauty." He retains a calm, and light-hearted demeanor, even in the midst of chaos. Yet, Pixis is an effective leader, as seen when he quiets all the soldiers attempting mutiny and successfully convinces them to continue fighting to retake Trost. He is an expert strategist, and is able to gauge a situation carefully, but also knows when to take risks, which leads to his decision to trust Eren to stop the breach.

StoryEdit

Battle of Trost District arcEdit

Pixis first appears during the Invasion of Trost, playing chess with Lord Balto. A soldier appears and informs him of the situation in Trost, which required his immediate attention. Pixis decides to head over to the scene, calmly refusing the noble's request to stay and protect his property.

After it was discovered that Eren Yeager could transform into a Titan, Eren was sentenced to death. Pixis, however, happened to be nearby when Armin Arlert gave a passionate speech in defense of his friend, vouching for the strategic and tactical benefits that he could bring to turn the tide of the battle. The officer in charge, Kitts Woerman, wasn't swayed, but as he was about to give the kill order, Dot Pixis stopped him, believing Armin's words.[1]

Pixis 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 from to seal the hole in Wall Rose, and is so encouraged he decides to use it. He calls up his staff officers to begin planning for the assault. However, the Garrison, already extremely low on manpower and morale after the evacuation, is in no condition to fight again and many soldiers attempt to mutiny in order to spend the little 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 footing. Unsurprisingly, Pixis is not taken seriously and soldiers turn to leave, some even fighting each other. 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 risk and expose them to the same terror that has paralyzed themselves. This argument convinces the soldiers to reassemble their ranks and begin the operation.[2]

Clash of the Titans arcEdit

Pixis would later appear being given a report by Hannes when a member of the Survey Corps informs him and the others about Wall Rose being supposedly breached for the second time by the Titans.[3] He later appears drinking on top of Wall Rose when Anka Rheinberger, one of his escorts, scolds him for drinking and makes it known that she does not want to take care of him, which Pixis would be fine with because he thinks she is a beauty. She gives a report that Titans have stopped appearing and only a few appeared anyway. Pixis surmises that there might be no breach in Wall Rose given the lack of Titans. Erwin Smith then appears and Pixis congratulates him on capturing the Female Titan. He hopes this will force the government to start thinking and Erwin replies that they already have, and the Military Police Brigade present with Erwin are proof of that. A Garrison member then arrives to inform him there is no breach, and that three more Titan Shifters have been identified: Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, and Ymir.[4]

The Uprising arcEdit

Dot Pixis theorizes about the differences between Titan Shifters and regular Titans

Pixis theorizes about the differences between Titan Shifters and regular Titans

Pixis next appears with Levi and a convalescent Erwin, who is recovering from the loss of his right arm during the battle against Reiner, Bertolt and Ymir. They discuss the supposed breach in Wall Rose, when Hange and Connie arrive and bring them the news that there was no breach and that the Titans were the same inhabitants of Ragako who were transformed in an unknown way. Hange shares the theory that all Titans may have been humans once, and Pixis suggests that the only difference between Titan Shifters and regular Titans may be that the former have not assimilated the human inside. Hange and Levi then inform them that Eren and Historia have been sent into hiding for their protection. [5]

He is seen again when Erwin proposes overthrowing the government.[6] Pixis is sympathetic with Erwin and agrees that something must be done, but he also exclaims being an old soldier and how he will not lead his soldiers against each other. He agrees to help if Erwin's intention are noble, but also warns that he will personally deliver Erwin to execution if he is acting wrongly. He then discusses how people have put up with the King because they all share the same fate in the walls, and that any attempt to forcefully remove him from power would involve tremendous violence. Erwin believes that the government wants Eren in order to use his abilities to control humanity; Pixis believes that they might be able to hand Eren over since they all share the same fate. Erwin disagrees and Pixis wonders how they will carry out the revolution, to which Erwin replies that they will replace the King with Historia Reiss, a descendant of Rod Reiss, the true ruler of humanity.[7] It is later revealed by Erwin that Pixis refused to help in the revolution.[8]

However this later turns out to be false. Pixis states to Erwin that he will only participate in the revolution if the King and his lackeys attempt to sacrifice half of the population in order to save themselves (and the nobles from starvation) if Wall Rose were to be breached. If the King and his nobles did not attempt to do so, then Pixis would immediately resign for treason. However, the King and the nobles attempted to lock out half of the population. Pixis participates in the revolution stating that the Garrison will not follow them.

AbilitiesEdit

Dot Pixis's Statistics [9]:

Flexibility
10/10
Initiative
10/10
Loyalty to the Crown
10/10
Trust From Subordinates
10/10
Speeches
11/10

TriviaEdit

  • The name "Pixis" may refer to the constellation "Pyxis Nautica" - Latin for "The Naval Compass".
  • In 2010, Isayama posted a blog post admitting that Dot Pixis was modeled after General Yoshifuru Akiyama, a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, to whom Isayama said "I respect for leading such a simple and frugal life".[10] 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.[11] [12]
  • In an issue of Bessatsu Magazine, Isayama revealed that Pixis is married and has children.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 11 (p. 39 & 40)
  2. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 12 (p. 1-43)
  3. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 36 (p. 4)
  4. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 45 (p. 8-16)
  5. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 51 (p. 19-39)
  6. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 54
  7. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 55 (p. 1-43)
  8. Attack on Titan Manga: Chapter 57 (p. 12)
  9. Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE
  10. "更新が滞ってすいません!返事します!".
  11. "Dear Isayama Hajime, the mangaka of Shingeki no Kyojin".
  12. Bessatsu Magazine April 2014


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