"Goggles" (ゴーグル Gōguru?) is a soldier in the Scout Regiment fourth squad under the command of Hange Zoë, who is noted for his trademark glasses, or "goggles". He participated in the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission and often accompanies higher ups, such as Hange and Levi, on serious missions.
Goggles is a tall man with light skin, short, blond hair, and light stubble on his chin and cheek bones. He is noted for always wearing thick-rimmed glasses with bands around his head, to prevent them from falling off in combat. His clothing consists of the typical uniform of the Scout Regiment with the green cloak worn on expeditions.
Goggles is a serious man and a devoted Scout Regiment member, always acting bravely in battle and following his duties as a soldier.
StoryFemale Titan attracts several Titans with a loud screech, and Erwin Smith orders the supplies guard unit to intercept the Titans, with Goggles and several other soldiers trying to distract them. However, they are ignored by the wave of Titans as they go to eat the Female Titan. Goggles is exhausted after the attempt to kill the Titans surrounding the Female and retreats after Erwin gives the order.
Goggles watches as Hange, aided by Moblit Berner and other soldiers, make a second attempt to capture the Female Titan. They manage to succeed, but Hange brags about what she plans to do with her, causing Annie to kick the special target restraining weapon and escape once more.
After the battle at Utgard, Goggles returns with his squad to Wall Rose to recover. When Hannes' squad arrives to report that there is no breach in the wall, Goggles is present among the soldiers who gather around to listen in. After learning that there is no breach, Goggles prepares to return to Trost with the rest of the squad, until they are stopped by the sudden appearance of the Colossal and Armored Titans.
Despite never being seen in actual combat, it is implied that Goggles was a fairly capable fighter, as he survived the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, during which he directly engaged the Titan horde that was attempting to devour the Female Titan, and a fight against the Female Titan during the capture operation in the Stohess District. Furthermore, in the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Goggles was part of the cart guard team, entrusted with the safekeeping of the special target restraining weapon meant to capture the Titan shifter. This implies that he was among the few Scout Regiment members who knew about the true objective of the expedition, meaning that he had managed to stay alive for at least the past five years and that he was a trusted member of the scouts.
- He is so far the only nameless character to have special importance.
- While he is not specifically named in the manga nor the anime, in the Height Comparison Chart released in the Wings of Freedom DVD/BD Bonus Pamphlet, he is labelled as "Goggles" (ゴーグル Gōguru?).
- Although Goggles is portrayed with brown hair in the anime, his hair color is changed to blond in the second anime recap movie for unknown reasons.
- This change is retained in the second season of the anime, in which Goggles again appears with blond hair.