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Quote1 I can't believe you drank all this. You're not young anymore. And I'd rather not spend my days changing your diapers. Quote2
— Anka to Dot Pyxis[1]

Anka Rheinberger (アンカ・ラインベルガー Anka Rainberugā?) was a member of the Garrison and one of Dot Pyxis's escorts, the other being Gustav.[2]


Anka was a young woman who had brown kempt hair, long enough to reach her neck, that was constantly tucked behind her ears. She also had light brownish-colored eyes. As a soldier, she was seen wearing the usual Garrison uniform.


Anka's personality

Anka's calm and serious nature

Not much is known about her personality, however, as a soldier, Anka was shown to express little to no emotion, except for the moment when she learned of the gate breach in Trost District, which left her shocked, and when she learned that the plan to seal the gate was a success she showed surprise and relief.[2] She seemingly followed 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 understood the feelings of other soldiers and stated that there was a limit to how much one could be motivated by fear.[3] She seemed to get annoyed by Pyxis's drinking habit as seen during the 104th mock defense mission and the supposed breach of Wall Rose.


A Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Adolescence

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.[4]

The Struggle for Trost arc

Anka and Gustav at Lord Wald's place

Anka and Gustav at Lord Wald's place

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.[2]

Arriving to Trost

Anka arrives at Trost

Later, Anka arrives to the Trost District with other soldiers just in time for Pyxis to stop Kitz Woermann from killing Eren Jaeger.[5] 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.[3]

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.[6] Once Eren regains the control and successfully plugs the Wall, Anka sees the signal and announces it to the rest of the soldiers.[7]

Eve of the Counterattack arc

Anka attends Eren Jaeger's trial along with Gustav at Pyxis's side.[8]

Clash of the Titans arc

Anka scolds Pyxis

Anka scolds Pyxis for drinking and sleeping atop the wall

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 is by Pyxis's side when the Vanguard reports that there is no breach and that the Colossal and Armored Titan's identities have been discovered.[1]

Royal Government arc

Anka bursts into the throne room

Anka bursts into the throne room

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.[9]

Anka accompanies Pyxis when the commander informs Erwin of the nobles' claims that the monarchy possesses a power that will allow them to wipe out the populace's memories of the uprising.[10]

On the morning of the mission to retake Wall Maria, Anka stands with Pyxis among the other Military leaders, saluting the Scout Regiment farewell before their expedition to Shiganshina District.[11]

Return to Shiganshina arc

When the Scouts return from their mission to Shiganshina, Anka brings the news to the military's leaders.[12]

War for Paradis arc

Pyxis questions Yelena

Anka takes notes during Yelena's questioning

Anka accompanies Pyxis when he visits Yelena in her cell.[13] She takes notes as Pyxis attempts to interrogate Yelena.[14]

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.[15]


War for Paradis arc

When Hange decides to oppose Eren's plan to destroy the world beyond the Walls, Anka is one of the soldiers remembered while Hange tries to convince Jean and Mikasa that their fallen comrades would not support destroying the world.[16]


Planning the operation

Anka as one of the strategists

While not directly seen in action, it is presumed that Anka possessed enough skill as a soldier to be the escort of Dot Pyxis.[2] However, her main focus seemed 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 trusted her enough to come up with a strategy that saved not only Trost, but humanity as well.[3]


  • The name "Anka" is a diminutive form of the name "Anna," meaning "Grace." 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'.