Gordon was a fairly tall man with an average build, and had shaggy black hair that is cropped short at the side. After joining the Scout Regiment, he wore the standard Scout uniform.
During the feast before the expedition to Shiganshina District, Gordon accompanies Floch as he rhetorically asks Jean Kirschtein if 104th recruits and former Garrison members such as himself and his friends are that unreliable.
Gordon is seen cowering with Floch and Sandra after learning that all of the Scout Regiment's veterans have been killed. He and his fellow recruits are brought to attention by Erwin, who announces his plan to lead a suicide charge against the Beast Titan. Despite Gordon's horror at the idea, he accompanies his fellow soldiers in the attack. He, alongside many of his fellow soldiers, is killed during the charge by the Beast Titan's projectiles.