He was an acknowledged leader with a tactical mind. He also seemed to care a great deal for his squad, as he sacrificed himself to allow them to escape.
He had the habit of "sniffing" people out when he met them.
Another small yet appearance for Mike occured when the Survey Corps first trying to apprehend Annie Leonhart in her Titan form during their 57th expedition outside the wall. Once Annie was caught in their trap, two members of the organization attacked the Titan simultaneously. Along with Captain Levi, the strongest human fighter, was Mike. While they were unsuccessful, Mike's power and level of respect were displayed by his inclusion in this part of the plan.
Later on when Mike is watching over a number of Survey Corps members who are under suspicion of being an accomplice to Annie Leonhart when Titans unexpectedly appear within Wall Rose. After ordering the others to escape and warn the surrounding towns, Mike takes on nine Titans by himself in order to buy them time to get away. He manages to kill five of them before being defeated by the Ape Titan, which steals his Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear for inspection before telling the 4 remaining titans they can do what they want with him. Immobilized and deprived of maneuverability, he was all too easily devoured.
His combat prowess was considered to be only second to Levi and the fact that he easily disposed of 5 Titans emphasizes that statement.
Mike Zacharius is a possible allusion to Anatoli from The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), a minor character who also possesses the ability to "smell" trouble. There is also similarity in their appearances, particularly the hairstyle, though different hair colors and physical builds; Mike Zakarius appearing to be a slimmed down version of Anatoli.
- ↑ Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 19.
- ↑ Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 35.
- ↑ Shingeki no Kyojin Guidebook: INSIDE
|Squad Leaders||Mike Zacharius · Zoë Hange|
|Team Leaders||Dita Ness · Darius Baer-Varbrun|
|Special Operations Squad||Eld Jinn · Petra Ral · Oluo Bozado · Gunther Schultz|
|Squad Members||Ilse Langnar · Moses/Brown · Nanaba · Rene · Luke Siss · Henning · Gelgar · Dieter · Moblit · Keiji · Jurgen · Pere · Mikasa Ackerman · Reiner Braun · Bertolt Hoover · Eren Yeager · Jean Kirstein · Connie Springer · Sasha Blouse · Historia Reiss · Armin Arlert · Ymir · Thomas · Lauda|
|Before the Fall members||Solm Hume · Carlo Pikel · Kyklo|