Nile Dawk (ナイル・ドーク Nairu Dōku?) is the commander (師団長 Shidanchō?) of the Military Police Regiment.


Nile is a man of average height and build. He has short, thin, black hair that is cut shorter on the sides and back, and his eyes are dark in color. He also sports a very light mustache and goatee. He is always seen wearing the standard military uniform bearing the Military Police symbol, but also wears a red bolo tie similar to that of his fellow military commanders.[2]


Nile prides himself on being a very rational individual. Whenever he is faced with a tough choice, he weighs all possible options and chooses the one that makes the most sense to him. He wanted to have Eren Jaeger executed, but was not blind to his usefulness like Pastor Nick was. He determined that the potential civil war within the Walls was too great a cost, especially considering the Scout Regiment could not guarantee anything about Eren. However, he relented his position when Levi brought up the fact that the Military Police would be ill-equipped to deal with Eren in his Titan form.[3] Nile is never totally committed to one way, and will change his opinion as the situation develops. A similar instance is when he questioned Erwin Smith due to him violating laws and command structure, but allowed his plan to go on since the Female Titan was already released and it would be very difficult to stop it without Erwin leading the Scout Regiment.[3]


Eve of the Counterattack arc

Nile and Waltz salute Premier Zachary

Nile and Waltz salute Premier Zachary

Nile is seen at the place of the incoming trial of Eren Jaeger. He remarks on how the commoners are a rash lot for thinking of Eren as a savior and says that he will not let the Scout Regiment have Eren, and states that he will be disposed of by the Military Police. Nile and the rest of the soldiers then salute the head of all three Military branches, Premier Dhalis Zachary, who arrives at the location of the trial.

Nile appears as the leader of the Military Police during the trial, he advocates killing Eren due to the impending civil war, but he does analyze and weigh the different pros and cons of Eren before making his final decision. He recognizes that Eren's Titan powers had saved Trost District, but threaten the balance of power within human society. While mainly business and Wall Rose residents support Eren, most people of importance such as the clergy, view Eren as a danger.

Nile at trial

Nile Dawk proposes to have Eren killed

Thus, Nile concludes that to avoid civil war, Eren must not be allowed to live. Eren responds by calling him and his group a bunch of cowards, and Nile wants to have him killed; however, Levi interferes by beating Eren in front of everyone. Dhalis Zachary ultimately places Eren in the Scout Regiment, and Nile is displeased that he lost the trial; however, he asks Erwin Smith how the Scout Regiment intends to perform a mission to Wall Maria.[2]

Assault on Stohess arc

After a battle breaks out in Stohess District, Nile questions Erwin's actions, saying that they are a clear act of treason against the Central Government and, at gunpoint, orders him to remove his gear.[3] Erwin admits that he acted on his own authority and this angers Nile, he grabs him by the collar telling him that he had to have known what this plan of his would have caused in the city.

Nile holds Erwin at gunpoint

Nile holds Erwin at gunpoint

Nile calls him a traitor and believes that none of the higher-ups will complain if he executes him now. Erwin then says that Nile will be in charge, telling him to not let the Female Titan escape. Nile interrupts him and asks if he really thinks this is for humanity's sake. When Erwin says he believes it will serve as a step forward, Nile orders his soldiers to lower their guns and cuff him. Going by his suspicions, he orders to deploy all troops and focus on evacuating the citizens, choosing to let a court of law decide how to execute Erwin.[4]


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