Wald (バルト Baruto?), often formally referred to as Lord Wald (バルト侯 Baruto Kō?), is a rich noble who was seen playing chess with Dot Pyxis during the Invasion of Trost. He seems to care a lot about his wealth and property to an extent that he disregards the lives of civilians and soldiers who were dying due to the Titan invasion. He is an anime-only character.
Wald appears as an overweight man with a round face and a balding head with blond wavy hair on the sides. He has gray focused eyes, a blond mustache curled at the tips, and was seen wearing a noble and expensive attire.
He first appears during the Invasion of Trost, playing a chess match with Dot Pyxis and drinking wine with him. He beats Pyxis in the match and grabs a handful of sweets and biscuits from a plate and eats them up. He snickers at Pyxis, wondering if he was capable of beating the Titans with the inferior strategical mindset that he possessed.
A soldier interrupts them and informs them of the invasion of Titans in Trost, causing him to drop his wine glass, paralyzed in fear. As Pyxis grabs his wine bottle and prepares to leave, a worried Wald tries to stop him and requests him to stay put and protect his property, as he deems that his life and property were more precious than those who were dying on the front-lines. Pyxis calmly refuses and leaves.