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Quote1.png You betrayed us, Conny! Even though you said we'd expand our lands and eat meat together! Dammit! Why'd it come to this?! Quote2.png
— Samuel's shock on Conny betraying Eldia[1]

Samuel Linke-Jackson (サムエル・リンケ-ジャクソン Samueru Rinke-Jakuson?) was a former soldier of the Scout Regiment who defected to join the Jaegerists.

Appearance

Samuel was a young man of average build and height, with dark brown hair and silver-colored eyes. His complexion was slightly tanned, and his hair was parted in the center with bangs and faint sideburns. He wore the typical uniform of the 104th Cadet Corps with a light green shirt underneath.

As of the year 854 his appearance had been left largely unchanged, excluding his new undercut. As part of the Jaegerists he was seen wearing the new Scout uniform.

Personality

Little is known about Samuel's personality. He appeared to be a fairly normal young man, concerned for the well-being of his friends and eager to join in celebrations.

By the year 854, Samuel seemed to have developed radical tendencies. He was among the Scout soldiers who openly rejoiced at having launched a successful attack on Marley, despite the casualties they suffered in the process. In response to Eren Jaeger being imprisoned for acting against military orders, Samuel was one of the many soldiers who chose to rebel and help break him out of prison.

Samuel also displayed pragmatic tendencies. After discovering that his former comrades had betrayed Paradis, Samuel was quick to order Daz to destroy the airship they wanted to use, despite the technological advancements that would have been lost. He was also willing to shoot and possibly kill his former friends, despite his clear reluctance to accept that they were working with Marley.

Story

Humanity's Comeback arc

On his first day in the 104th Cadet Corps Samuel is put through Keith Sadies' traditional hazing process, mocking him for having a stupid name.[2]

Distress

Samuel takes part in a team navigation exercise in a group led by Thomas Wagner. Part way into the exercise, the group notices its ODM gear had been stolen. In response, they speed up their pace to warn the other group. They find the other group in the midst of a conflict with a gang of thieves and help disarm the thieves.[3]

The Struggle for Trost arc

Samuel's reaction to Sasha stealing meat

On the day after the 104th Cadet Corps' graduation, Samuel's team is sent to clean the cannons mounted along to the top of Wall Rose in Trost District. The group discuss which branch they intend to join and Sasha Braus reveals that she has stolen meat from the officers' rations. Initially fearing punishment for the theft, the group eventually decide to partake in it with Sasha.

Samuel is knocked off the Wall

The sudden appearance of the Colossal Titan causes all of the cadets to be knocked off the Wall, and Samuel is knocked unconscious by flying debris. He is saved by Sasha, who catches him by launching one of her Omni-directional mobility gear hooks into his lower calf.[4]

Eve of the Counterattack arc

The 104th cadets attend a Scout Regiment recruitment ceremony. Samuel is one of many cadets who refuse to join the Scouts after hearing their high mortality rates.

Marley arc

Samuel participates in the Scout Regiment's Raid on Liberio in the year 854. As the Scouts retreat from the battle Samuel joins his comrades in celebrating their overwhelming victory against Marley. Their celebrations are interrupted by a girl boarding the airship and shooting Sasha Braus, prompting Samuel and the others to beat her and her companion mercilessly.[5]

War for Paradis arc

After Eren Jaeger escapes from his military-sanctioned imprisonment, Samuel is among the soldiers who join him in defecting from the military. The rebels rendezvous with Eren himself outside of the city and Eren declares that their next objective will be to find and team up with Zeke.[6]

Samuel is among the Paradis soldiers deployed to defend Shiganshina during Marley's surprise attack.[7]

Samuel holds Conny at gunpoint

Samuel and Daz are among the Jaegerists stationed at Paradis Island's harbor to prevent anyone from attempting to use the island's airship. The two stop Armin Arlelt and Conny Springer from commandeering the airship, explaining that they are suspected of working with Marley to undermine Eren's plan to destroy the world outside of Paradis. Armin and Conny explain that they want to use the ship to pursue the Marleyan soldiers fleeing Paradis and Samuel and Daz agree to disarm the explosives placed on the ship.

Shortly afterwards, Floch Forster announces to the Jaegerists that Armin, Conny, and Mikasa Ackermann have betrayed Paradis. Daz begins rearming the explosives on the ship and Samuel shoots Armin to stop him from interfering. Samuel orders Daz to blow up the ship and holds Conny at gunpoint, lamenting that his comrades betrayed him. Samuel is momentarily distracted by the Armored and Female Titans transforming, allowing Conny to tackle him. Despite Samuel's pleas, Connie takes his gun and kills both of them.[1]

People killed

Failed attempts

Trivia

  • His name could be a reference to the American actor Samuel L. Jackson.
  • Samuel and Peaure share the same Japanese voice actor.

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