Surma has dark hair which he keeps shaved down close to his head and green eyes. He wears small, oval-shaped glasses and appears to be fairly tall. He can be seen wearing the standard Cadet Corps uniform.
While assembling for training, Surma gets into a conversation with his fellow cadets about Keith Sadies's methods of teaching, alarming them with his staunch support of the Jaegerists' activities. Their conversation is interrupted by the arrival of the Jaegerists themselves; one of the Jaegerists named Floch informs all of the cadets assembled that they have arrived to recruit new members and arresting anyone who does not join them. Surma is among those who immediately agree to join, and although he is surprised by the Jaegerists' demands to beat Sadies to prove his loyalty, does not hesitate and goes through with it.