- Lost Girls manga
Lou Meade (ルー・ミード Rū Mīdo?) is a hired thug residing in Stohess District and the accomplice of Wald Richter. He is an antagonist in the story "Wall Sina, Goodbye" of the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel and the manga of the same name.
Lou is a dirty man with unkempt hair, a patchy goatee, and ill-fitting clothes.
Lou is an aggressive and uncivilized person. When presented with the chance to betray his former boss, Wald Richter and take over as the new leader, Lou took it without a second thought. Lou was also a heavy drinker, and had to be reminded by Wald, not to drink on the job.
Several days before the Survey Corps' 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Lou and Wald are hired by Elliot Gurnberg Stratmann to find his missing daughter, Carly Stratmann. While looking for Carly they find her lover, Wayne Eisner, who tells them about Carly's whereabouts and her involvement in the trade of an illegal drug known as coderoin. He offers them a job to help him blackmail Elliot in exchange for money. They accept and lock Carly up at Wald's office located at No. 197 Van Gelder Street. They set the handoff date for a few days after.
A day before the Survey Corps' 57th expedition beyond the Walls, Lou is having a drink at Pit Lidors when he notices a Military Police officer enter the bar. The officer shows him a sketch of Carly and asks if he has seen her. He tells her that he as not and pays the barkeep before leaving. Worried about the MP investigating Carly's disappearance, Lou informs Wald of the situation. Wald later sends Lou to stake out Wayne's apartment and wait for the officer. Lou later finds Wayne's corpse and informs Wald. A while later they see the officer arrive at Wayne's apartment. They pay her carriage driver to let them take the carriage and wait inside the carriage to ambush the officer.
As the officer enters the carriage Lou grabs her and pulls her in, while Wald holds her up at knifepoint. As the carriage driver starts bringing them to a different location, Lou takes a ring from the officer. The officer then recognized him as one of the patrons at Pit Lidors but he denies it. Lou gets mad at her and points a gun to her head but Wald stops him and tells him to stop being uncivilized. Wald starts to explain to the officer about what they are going to do to her and asks her a couple of questions. Wald tells the officer that they did not kill Wayne. Lou takes out a bottle of alcohol but Wald tells him to put it away while they are working.
After they tell the officer they will dispose of her in a vat of waste, the officer pleads to them to return her ring before they throw her in the waste. Lou refuses to do so but Wald demands Lou to hand it over to him. After Lou hands the ring over, Wald finds a hidden blade in the ring. Wald then pricks the officer's hand to test if the blade has been poisoned when all of a sudden the carriage blows up, knocking Lou out. After he regains consciousness, Lou picks up his gun and shoots the officer in the back.
Lou kicks the officer on the ground and asks her if she hid a bomb in the carriage. He picks up the ring from the officer's hand. Wald tells Lou that to help him stand up because his legs are injured but Lou instead points a gun at him. Wald suspects Lou of killing Wayne, but Lou neither confirms nor denies it. Lou tells Wald that he is way past his prime and shoots him before walking away.
Lou goes back to Wald's officer and starts to celebrate Wald's death with his fellow thugs. His fun is short-lived thanks to the officer's sudden appearance at the office. As the officer starts to beat up the rest of the thugs Lou scrambles to pick up his bullets from the floor. Finally, he gets up and shoots a bullet at the officer. Unfortunately, the officer deflects the bullet by throwing a bottle at it, temporarily blocking Lou's vision and sends shards of glass at him. The officer then gets behind him and kicks him to the ground. The officer takes Lou's gun and shoves it in his mouth, threatening him to not tell anyone he saw her there. Lou passes out from fear and the officer takes her ring back.
- Wald Richter - Lou was offered a job to work on Wald's team of hired thugs. Lou was always being pestered by Wald to be more civilized. When Wald was injured by Annie Leonhart, Lou shot Wald and let him bleed to death after. After Wald's death, Lou celebrated by having a drinking party with his fellow thugs.