|I can't believe you drank all this. You're not young anymore. And I'd rather not spend my days changing your diapers.|
|— Anka to Dot Pyxis|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Story
- 4 Abilities
- 5 Trivia
- 6 References
- 7 Navigation
Anka is a young woman who has brown kempt hair, long enough to reach her neck, that is constantly tucked behind her ears. She also has light brownish-colored eyes. As a soldier, she is seen wearing the usual Garrison uniform.
Not much is known about her personality, however, as a soldier, Anka is shown to express little to no emotion, except for the moment when she learns of the gate breach in Trost District, which leaves her shocked, and when she learns that the plan to seal the gate was a success she shows surprise and relief. She seemingly follows orders without any objections, not questioning Pyxis for going with such an uncertain plan as using Eren Jaeger in his Titan form to seal the gate. However, she also understands the feelings of other soldiers and stated that there is a limit to how much one can be motivated by fear. She seems to get annoyed by Pyxis's drinking habit as seen during the 104th mock defense mission and the supposed breach of Wall Rose.
When the 104th Cadet Corps participates in a mock defense mission in Trost, Anka monitors the cadets' progress during the mission with Pyxis and Gustav. She later helps Gustav oversee the cooking contest that Pyxis is judging.
Anka appears in the residence of Lord Wald, accompanying Dot Pyxis along with Gustav. As she and Gustav are watching Pyxis and Wald play chess, a soldier barges into the room, announcing that the gate in Trost District has been breached by the Colossal Titan. Despite Wald's protests, Pyxis and his soldiers prepare to depart for Trost. Anka then goes ahead, telling Pyxis that she will ready his horse.
Later, Anka arrives to the Trost District with other soldiers just in time for Pyxis to stop Kitz Woermann from killing Eren Jaeger. After Pyxis listens to Eren's words and gets him to help with plugging the Wall, Pyxis calls for staff officers to formulate a plan, Anka being one of them. While Pyxis announces the details of the upcoming plan to other soldiers, Armin Arlelt discusses the plan with Anka and Gustav. During the discussion, Anka states that Titans are not the only enemy, correctly deducing the current state of soldiers' mind.
During the operation, Anka and the other Garrison officers watch its progress from atop the Wall. Observing a red smoke signal indicating that the plan has failed, Anka proposes to pull the elite team back, but Pyxis refuses, trusting the elite team as they are the only chance for humanity. Once Eren regains the control and successfully plugs the Wall, Anka sees the signal and announces it to the rest of the soldiers.
Anka attends Eren Jaeger's trial along with Gustav at Pyxis's side.
Anka is seen on top of the Wall in Trost District during the supposed breach of Wall Rose. She wakes Pyxis up, scolding him for sleeping there and drinking alcohol, and reports that there have been no more Titan sightings. The two are perplexed, given that there should be more Titans if the wall has truly been breached.
Anka takes part in Pyxis's test to see if the current government truly cares about the well-being of the populace. At the conclusion of Erwin's trial for committing treason, Anka arrives in the King's throne room to report the false news of the breach at Wall Rose by the Colossal Titan and the Armored Titan. When the officials present respond by ordering that refugees from Wall Rose be barred from entering Sina, Anka departs to inform Dhalis Zachary of their reaction. After Zachary's forces take control of the throne room, Anka reports to them that the interior Military Police have been suppressed.
When the Scouts return from their mission to Shiganshina, Anka brings the news to the military's leaders.
After Eren and numerous other soldiers defect from the military, assassinating Zachary in the process, Anka accompanies Pyxis as he attends a meeting with the other military officials to suggest surrendering to the "Jaegerists" for the time being.
Later, Anka watches in confusion as several people near her experience an electric shock caused by Zeke's scream from the Forest of Giant Trees.
While not directly seen in action, it is presumed that Anka possesses enough skill as a soldier to be the escort of Dot Pyxis. However, her main focus seems to be strategizing, with Anka's intelligence being high enough to formulate a battle plan while quickly evaluating the situation and predicting further circumstances. A sign of her abilities may be that the original duty of strategizing was entrusted to only her and Gustav implying Pyxis trusts her enough to come up with a strategy that saves not only Trost, but humanity as well.
- Her first name refers to the name Anna, meaning 'Eagle', which among others is a symbolization of insight, intelligence and a sharp mind. It should also be noted that "Anna" is a name given to numerous Queens, being an interesting contrast to Gustav's name having a background of Kings.
- The word "Anka" is the Swedish word for 'Duck'.