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Quote1 They truly are... devils. Our Marleyan ancestors were eaten up that way, too. By you Eldians. Quote2
— Koslow witnesses the fall of Fort Slava[1]

Koslow (コスロ Kosuro?) is a Marleyan officer who fought in the war against the Mid-East Allied Forces before Marley's victory.

Appearance

Koslow is a man of average height with short-cut dark hair, a round face, and a bulbous nose. When on the battlefield, he wears the typical uniform and helmet of the average Marleyan officer.

Personality

Koslow is an observant and staunch soldier of the Marley military. In times of war, Koslow is often seen at the side of Commander Magath, his superior officer to whom he provides information and advice. His more notable trait, however, is his bitter demeanor towards the Eldians, whom he considers to be devils, even his subordinates in the warrior unit. While still showing some degree of respect towards the warriors and an understanding of their reckless choices as youths, Koslow frequently denounces and belittles his Eldian comrades for their ethnicity, even displaying overt cruelty towards them at times.

Story

Marley arc

The warriors watch the Titans

Koslow and the warriors witness the Titan assault

During the final battle of the Marley Mid-East War at Fort Slava, Koslow participates in the combat alongside his superior officer, Commander Magath, berating Cadet Colt for expressing his doubts concerning Marley's progress in the assault.[2] Towards the end of the battle, Koslow announces the sighted arrival of the Mid-East Allied Forces' armored train carrying anti-Titan artillery.[3] Not long afterwards, when the armored train is destroyed and the warriors press the advantage, Koslow reprimands Cadet Falco for attempting to save a wounded Allied soldier. When the soldier denounces his Eldian saviors in his native tongue, Koslow openly laughs at his subordinates' expense.[4] Later, when a Marleyan airship drops Titans created by Zeke Yeager onto the fort, Koslow reminds the warrior cadets present that their Eldian ancestors have been the cause of the same sort of horrors they are witnessing before their eyes.[1]

Koslow abuses the wounded Eldians

Koslow frightens the shell-shocked Eldians

During the train ride back to Marley, Koslow grows irritated at the loud celebrations coming from the warrior unit and suggests to Magath that they should shut the Eldians up, though Magath seems content with allowing them to continue for the time being.[5] When the train arrives in Liberio, Koslow and Magath escort the warrior unit to the internment zone in the city.[6] After their arrival, Falco asks Koslow about a line of injured soldiers being led into the internment zone. Koslow informs him that the soldiers are injured Eldians suffering from post-traumatic stress that are being taken to a hospital for treatment. He goes on to explain that the time spent digging trenches and coming into close proximity with machine gun fire and bombardments has led to severe mental trauma, a sensitivity which he cruelly exploits for his own amusement.[7]

Relationships

  • Magath - As one of Commander Magath's high-ranking subordinate, Koslow is a close comrade of the commander. He is nearly always seen by his superior's side offering advice in both military strategies and battlefield developments.

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