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Dot Pixis
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Name Dot Pixis
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)
Image Gallery

Commander Dot Pixis (ドット·ピクシス司令 Dotto Pikushisu Shirei?) is a high ranking military officer in charge of the cities defense. 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 has a bald head, gold eyes and a distinguished mustache. He also has a purple coloured medallion around his neck, just 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 "she 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 to 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 Verman, wasn't swayed, but as he was about to give the kill order, Dot Pixis stopped him, believing Armin's words.

After discussing the matter with Eren and Armin, he orders his officers to begin plans to recapture Trost. 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. Unsuprisingly, Pixis is not taken seriously and soldiers turn to leave, some even fighting each other.

Finally, he gives an order to pardon all deserters. He however 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.

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. [1] 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 their is no breach and that three more Titan Shifters have been identified: Reiner Braun, Bertolt Hoover, and Ymir.[2]

The Uprising arcEdit

It appears that he plays a part in Erwin's role to overthrow the government, as seen in Chapter 54. [3]

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Shingeki no Kyojin Manga Chapter 36 Page 4
  2. Shingeki no Kyojin Manga Chapter 45 Pages 8-16
  3. Shingeki no Kyojin Manga Chapter 36

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