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Lauda (ラウダ Rauda?) is a former team leader (班長 Hanchō?, lit. "Leader of a team") in the Survey Corps fourth squad under the command of Hange Zoë. His current Military standing is unknown, as he is no longer a member of the Survey Corps.
Lauda has neck-length brown hair that he keeps tied back. He is only ever seen wearing the typical uniform of the Survey Corps.
Lauda is a brave and conditioned soldier, demonstrated by the way he took charge of Team 2 under Hange's orders.
Lauda is among the soldiers who participate in the battle with Annie Leonhart in Stohess District. When Eren Yeager manages to temporarily stop Annie's attempt to escape Stohess, Lauda orders his team to cut off Annie's escape route.
After Bertolt Hoover and Reiner Braun betray the Survey Corps and attempt to kidnap Eren and Ymir, Hange Zoë attacks Bertolt, leaving Lauda in charge of Team 2. The subsequent battle left Lauda seriously injured, and unable to participate in the mission to rescue Eren and Ymir.