Ivan was a man of average height and build, and had short, dark brown hair. During missions, he wore the standard Scout Regiment uniform.
Ivan was killed during the Scout Regiment's 57th Expedition. As the Corps was returning to Calaneth District, two of Ivan's friends, Jurgen and Dieter, tried to retrieve his body to return to his family. However, their actions attracted the attention of nearby Titans, and the Corps was forced to leave behind all of the bodies they had retrieved in order to escape.