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Elliot Gurnberg Stratmann (エリオット・グーンベルグ・ストラットマン Eriotto Gūnberugu Sutorattoman?) is the president of the Marleen Company, a trading business in Stohess District.

Appearance

Elliot is a rugged man with a stern glance and broad shoulders. His eyes are gray, and he keeps his silver hair combed back. He also has a thick mustache. When he is seen, he wears a well-made suit.

Personality

Elliot appears to be a calm man. Elliot's top priority is maintaining his wealth and is more than willing to break the law in order to do so. Elliot does not seem to be much of a family man. Elliot is a frequent smoker, preferring a specific brand of cigarettes that he stockpiled.[2]

History

Elliot married an unnamed woman and had a daughter with her named Carly Stratmann. His wife died several years later. In the year 843, Elliot became the chairman of the Marleen Company.

Story

Wall Sheena, Goodbye

Due to the abandonment of Wall Maria, Elliot's company lost many business partners and shrunk in scale, leaving behind only their carriage services.[3] His daughter wished to help Elliot get back his wealth and utilized her degree in chemistry in order to produce a drug known as coderoin.[4]

Elliot hired people to act as carriage drivers in order to hide the trade of coderoin. Elliot made a deal with Carly to only sell the drug in the royal capital and in return, she would make as much as he needed. However, Elliot broke his end of the promise and started to sell outside of the royal capital, frustrating Carly. Carly ran away with her lover and a dealer of coderoin, Wayne Eisner.[5]

Elliot hired two thugs named Lou Meade and Wald Richter to find his daughter. Elliot then found out that the two thugs partnered up with Wayne and were holding Carly hostage in order to blackmail him for money. He arranged a handoff date for several days later.[6] During the days leading up to the handoff, Elliot submitted a search request for his daughter to the Military Police Brigade.[7]

Eliot and Annie

Elliot discusses Carly's disappearance with Annie

On the morning before the Survey Corps' 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Elliot is visited by a Military Police officer, Annie Leonhart. During their conversation, Elliot smokes a cigarette. Annie states that she wishes to find out more about Carly's disappearance, to which Elliot seems unsurprised that his daughter is still missing, even after ten days. He asks if the Military Police is incompetent, and Annie agrees with him. Elliot claims that she is lying, saying that they are negligent for not conducting a search at all. Annie agrees, but Elliot claims again that she is lying since a truly negligent system would not bother to send her over in the first place. Impressed with the man's intuition, Annie informs him that she is the first person to follow up on the report after it had gone through two other policemen. Elliot asks her how long she has been in the Military Police and is bitterly amused when Annie informs him that she has been in the MPs for only a month. Elliot tells Annie that he believes her to be trustworthy, and asks her to find his daughter.[8]

Elliot explains that two days before she was reported missing, Carly did not show up for dinner with him, a tradition in their household regardless of their busy schedules. Annie asks many questions concerning Carly, but Elliot responds to each saying that he knows little about his own daughter. Their dinners together every day are held on the condition that neither would interfere with each other's business. Elliot tells Annie that their family returned to Stohess District three years after Carly had graduated from Einrich College with a major in chemistry. Annie asks if Carly could have come across an enemy of Marleen Company, but Elliot dismisses the idea, saying that he had not received any kidnapping ransom. Elliot is unsure if Carly could have left out of spite since they have cooperated in living together since her mother's death.[9]

Elliot murders Wayne

Elliot murders Wayne

The conversation is cut short by a loud knocking at Stratmann's door. Then Elliot sends his butler to answer the door. The butler returns with a letter left by the visitor. Elliot reads the letter to learn that it is a letter from Wayne asking to meet up at his apartment and bring money in exchange for his daughter. Elliot stuffs the note into his pants pocket.[10][11] He asks Annie why she joined the Military Police, to which Annie says that it was for a peaceful life in the Interior. Annie leaves with no more questions and no real clues.[12]

Elliot went to Wayne's apartment where he smoked a cigarette while drinking and talking with Wayne. Sometime during their conversation, Elliot kills Wayne. Wayne's neighbor starts to complain about the noise and Elliot hides the corpse before running away. Sometime later, Elliot is visited by Wald because Lou spotted Annie at Pid Lidors bar looking for Carly.[13]

In an attempt to frame Wald and Lou for Wayne's murder, Elliot tells Wald that Annie is working alone and heading to Wayne's apartment. Elliot figured that if he could get Annie to arrest the thugs his involvement in the coderoin trade would be found out, but he could easily pay off the MP. Elliot went to the MP district in order to talk with Annie but when he arrived another officer informs him that Annie is out. He tells the officer to write a note to her and leave a message for him.[14] In his message, he tells Annie that Wayne informed him that two men had started to look for Carly and that Wayne had become a target of these men. He tells the officer that Wayne would like to meet with Annie at his apartment.[15]

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Elliot asks Annie if she thinks his daughter will return

Later, during the night, Annie visits Elliot once again. As he smokes a cigarette, he asks Annie if she thinks his daughter will return. Annie tells him that she does not think Carly will return and if she does it would be after a long time. Elliot tells Annie that he does not think Carly will ever return. Annie questions Elliot about the type of cigarette he is smoking, and he explains that they were once made inside Wall Maria but after the fall he is most likely the only one who is able to smoke them.[16]

Annie then claims that Elliot killed Wayne, to which Elliot claims is ridiculous. Annie explains her theory, however, Elliot claims it is just a creation of her imagination. Annie explains to Elliot that she found cigarette butts matching the brand of cigarettes Elliot smokes at Wayne's apartment. Elliot claims that this is just circumstantial evidence. Annie then retorts saying that if Elliot did not kill Wayne, he would have had no reason to withhold information about Wayne during their initial conversation.[17]

Elliot finally confesses, stating that Wayne had no intention of returning Carly and only wanted to get Elliot drunk in order to steal his money. Annie explains that she does not care why he did it. Annie halts the conversation to ask Elliot to stop smoking. When Elliot objects, she snatches the cigarette out of his hand, saying that she has had enough of everyone smoking or drinking during her task that day. Elliot asks her why she is so irritated, and Annie says that she is tired and anxious for tomorrow's mission. Elliot requests that he should be allowed to smoke in jail, but Annie lets him know that he is not going to jail.[18]

Wayne's corpse is disposed of

Elliot and Annie dispose of Wayne's corpse

Together, Elliot and Annie dispose of Wayne's corpse in the industrial waste area of Stohess District. Elliot asks why Annie helped him dispose of Wayne's corpse, and she says she is doing it for her own sake. As Elliot drives Annie to the MP quarters via a carriage, they discuss Elliot's inevitable financial trouble in the future. Annie asks why he and Carly always had dinner together. Elliot admits that their dinners were for discussion of their coderoin trade. He asks her what sort of discussions she has with her own father, and Annie says it is nothing important.[19]

As Elliot and Annie part ways, Elliot lets Annie know that she is welcome for dinner at his home at any time. Annie lets him know that such a thing is unlikely since if her mission tomorrow succeeds, she will be able to return to her hometown.[20]

Relationships

  • Carly Stratmann - Elliot has a strange relationship with his daughter. When Elliot lost all his wealth, Carly felt sorry for him and produced a new illegal drug known as coderoin in order to help him get his wealth back. The two only interacted once a day at dinner where they discussed the drug trade. Carly would produce coderoin on the condition that Elliot only sold it to the royal capital. However, Elliot got greedy and broke his end of the deal and Carly ran away in response.

People Killed

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel (p. 133)
  2. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 3)
  3. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 36 - 37)
  4. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 4 (p. 20)
  5. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 4 (p. 12 - 19)
  6. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 3 (p. 31 - 32)
  7. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 21)
  8. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 17 - 26)
  9. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 27 - 30)
  10. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 31 - 34)
  11. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 4 - 6)
  12. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 1 (p. 34)
  13. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 6 - 7)
  14. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 7 - 10)
  15. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 4 (p. 21 - 22)
  16. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 1 - 3)
  17. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 4 - 13)
  18. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 14 - 18)
  19. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 19 - 21)
  20. Attack on Titan: Lost Girls manga: Chapter 5 (p. 22 - 23)

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