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This article is about the Survey Corps team leader. For the outlaw from Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City, see Klaus (The Harsh Mistress of the City).

Klaus (クラース Kurāsu?) was a member of the Survey Corps and the team leader (班長 Hanchō?) of Squad Klaus during the Corps' mission to retake Wall Maria.


Klaus was a man of average height and build, with short blond hair. When not wearing the standard Survey Corps uniform, his attire consisted of a button-up shirt and dark pants.


Klaus seemed to be a very straightforward man. While discussing Grisha Yeager's past, Klaus expressed doubts at Grisha's loyalties, sarcastically noting that Grisha should have helped the Survey Corps more if he truly supported them.


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A meeting of the Survey Corps

Klaus attends a meeting of the Survey Corps

Klaus is seen attending a meeting with Erwin Smith and the rest of the Survey Corps' officers to discuss the recent revelations about Eren's father Grisha Yeager. As the officers depart the meeting in high spirits, Erwin informs them he will leave the teams up to them with Klaus reflecting they should keep the task a secret.[2]

Klaus participates in the Survey Corps' mission to retake Wall Maria. After the emergence of the Beast Titan and his forces,[3] Erwin orders Klaus's team to protect the Corps's horses with Dirk and Marlene's teams and Klaus relays the orders to his recruits.[4] During the fighting, Klaus and his fellow soldiers are killed by the Beast Titan, who starts throwing crushed boulders at them, cutting them all to pieces.[5]


  • The name "Klaus" is a short form of "Nikolaus" which is a German form of the Greek name "Nicholas," meaning "victory for the people."