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Reeves Company Boss
◄ Preceded by Dimo Reeves
(Unknown-850)
Followed by ►
None Flegel Reeves
(850-current)

Dimo Reeves (ディモ・リーブス Dimo Rībusu?) was a merchant that led the Reeves Company, a merchant group named after him. He was based in Trost District for most of his dealings and had brief alliances with the Military Police Brigade and the Survey Corps, mostly outside of Trost.

Appearance

Dimo Reeves was a short, overweight man. His head was balding with black hair on the sides and a thin dark mustache and beard. He had brown eyes and bright skin. He was usually well dressed, with a brown leather jacket, gray vest, and pink button-up shirt with red-brown dress pants and brown dress shoes.

Personality

During the Battle of Trost District, Dimo Reeves was a selfish businessman blocking the inner gate with his cart. He commented that people's lives were not worth half as much as his cart, and ordered them to push. He only relented when his life was threatened by Mikasa Ackerman, not due to any change of heart.[3]

Much later on, after his talk with Levi on top of the Wall Rose,[4] he was actually not as selfish as he first seemed, and he agreed to help the Survey Corps if they assured his survival. He turned out to be a very intelligent and honest man, although he obviously focused a lot on the profit of his business. His discussion with Levi also revealed that he was forced by the government to kidnap Eren Yeager and Historia Reiss,[5] and even stated himself that he was hesitant the Military Police Brigade could stand any chance against the "Titan killers" from the very start.[4]

Story

Battle of Trost District arc

Mikasa threatens Dimo

Mikasa threatens Reeves

During the invasion of Trost District, Reeves blocks the inner gate of Wall Rose with a cart full of merchandise, effectively preventing most of the survivors from escaping the town. Upon being questioned by a citizen, he proclaims that he owns the companies in the town and attempts to rally the citizens into pushing his cart, commenting that their lives are not worth as much as his cart. He is confronted by Mikasa Ackerman, who tells him that her comrades were dying to allow the citizens to evacuate, but he simply responds that it is natural for soldiers to die for the sake of protecting people. This enrages Mikasa, who approaches him and threatens to kill him. Reeves then reluctantly orders his men to remove the cart from the gate so the citizens can escape.[3]

The Uprising arc

Dimo Reeves sends his subordinates to kidnap Eren Yeager and Historia Reiss when the Special Operations Squad arrives in Trost.[6] Outside the warehouse where the hostages are being held, he asks his men if they are sure about the identities of their captives and is unhappy that they have not been checked for disguises yet. Reeves refers to this job as their last chance as he goes inside. He says they need to strip their captives, but before he can begin, Squad Levi attacks.[7]

Mikasa captures Dimo Reeves

Mikasa captures Reeves after the kidnapping

They manage to capture all the kidnappers including Reeves, who is quickly identified as the ringleader. Reeves pleads for leniency and says he does not know anything. He is just used for transport. Mikasa Ackerman recognizes him as the merchant whose wagon was blocking the Trost evacuation and tells Levi that his staff calls him "boss."[8]

Levi takes Reeves aside and brings him to the top of Wall Rose, overlooking Trost, for a frank discussion. Reeves confesses that he does not want to help the Military Police Brigade's First Interior Squad so much as he was forced to. He considers Trost his town and brings people work when others have abandoned it. If he does not cooperate, the government will seize his company, his employees will be thrown into the street, and the lives of him and his subordinates would be forfeit.[9]

In hearing this, Levi proposes a deal. The Reeves Company would join the Survey Corps in opposing the Royal Government, and they would hand over Eren and Historia so the company could survive. In addition, the company would trust the Survey Corps and give them priority access to luxury goods. Reeves considers it a greedy bargain, but accepts. As the first part of that deal, he lures Djel Sannes and Ralph into a trap by promising them that he has Eren cornered in a cave. This allows Levi and Hange Zoë to kidnap them for interrogation.[10]

At Levi's insistence, Reeves and his son Flegel join his and Hange's squads at a meeting in preparation for their next operation. Nifa outlines Erwin Smith's plan to replace the king and hand over Eren and Historia to Reeves, so they can track them to the true King of the Walls, Rod Reiss.[11]

Dimo is killed

Kenny kills Dimo Reeves

As promised, Reeves prepares Eren and Historia to be taken hostage, but also provides them with small blades so Eren can cut himself and transform in case of emergency. However, the Interior Military Police who come to pick them up arrive a lot earlier than expected and their captain takes Reeves outside to talk. Reeves notices that the MPs have brought their own transportation instead of using the provided wagon and continues to play the part of a grumpy merchant. The captain asks Reeves if he has heard of Levi Ackerman, and Reeves says that he has, because most people would have heard of him. To his surprise, the captain admits to having trained Levi and is almost apologetic about it as he slits Reeves' throat.[12]

While Reeves lays dying on the ground, the MPs take Eren and Historia away and their captain says they will blame Reeves' death on the Survey Corps. They depart without finding Flegel, who witnessed the death of his father while in hiding.[13]

Later on, Reeves' body is taken to Trost District by a member of the First Interior Squad, who calls out Erwin Smith and his soldiers for the murder. Erwin tells Reeves' grieving wife and daughter that he understands how much Reeves cared for Trost and that he will avenge him.[14]

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