|I can't fight the Titans.... My buddies were eaten right in front of me.... They were eaten alive...and I didn't feel anything! No sadness or hate...I was just...incredibly grateful that it wasn't me....|
|— Daz admits his cowardice|
Daz has a short crop of spiky light hair. He wears the normal uniform of the 104th Training Corps.
Daz is constantly terrified, regardless of the situation he has an ever-present fear of something bad soon to happen, and when it does happen he loses complete control and often complies with dying by sword over facing Titans again. He is not a confident soldier or physically strong as he was unable to complete the mountain training when someone as petite as Historia Reiss was.
During a training exercise designed to test trainees' endurance to harsh climates, Daz overexerts himself trying to improve his scores and loses consciousness, forcing Ymir and Krista to drag his body with them. Although Ymir repeatedly suggests leaving Daz, Krista refuses, and Ymir is eventually forced to abandon Krista in order to use her Titan form to return Daz to safety.
When Krista finally returns to the cabins herself, Daz is seen resting in a bed inside while doctors inspect him.
During the Battle of Trost District, Daz is put on standby with his fellow trainees to await further orders. While waiting, Daz has a mental breakdown, admitting to Marco Bott that while he had been happy to see his friends eaten during the fighting rather than himself. Convinced that he will die if he has to return to battle, Daz attempts to take his own life, and Marco is forced to physically restrain him.
As the soldiers are gathered together so Dot Pixis can inform them of the plan to reconquer Trost District, Daz begins to panic and Marco tries to calm him. A commanding officer overhears and threatens to execute him for abandoning his duty but Daz is left unfazed, claiming that execution would be preferable to being eaten by a Titan. The altercation is interrupted by Pixis' announcement that the military will use Eren Yeager's Titan ability to reseal Wall Rose. Daz accuses the commander of lying and when Pixis offers to pardon any soldiers who abandon their posts he readily accepts. However, Pixis' reminder that all potential deserters will be abandoning their families to the Titans convinces Daz to return to participate in the operation. He would later go on to survive the battle.
He is an unexceptional member of the 104th, but skilled (or lucky) enough to have survived multiple encounters with Titans.
Daz's statistics :
- Daz ranked thirty-ninth in the Third Character Popularity Poll.
- Hajime Isayama has stated that Daz is the character that he is most similar to.