We SnK fans like our characters - even the minor ones. Even the ones that are so minor that Isayama doesn’t bother to give them a name.
What’s interesting is that Goggles-kun shows up surprising often. He’s in chapters 27, 28, 33, 34, 44, 52 and 57. And he has some great moments. Looking at them, we get a pretty good idea of who he was. He was quiet, authoritative and well respected. He tried to keep people out of danger. He was one of the few soldiers trusted by Erwin during the capture of the Female Titan. He also had a sense of humor.
My favorite moment is in Stohess during the female titan arc. An irate Marlowe is demanding answers, but Goggles doesn’t have time for rookies.
"Listen recruit,", he says, " I can’t talk to you. Go get your superior officer."
Goggles can resist adding a jab, “If he’s not drunk that is.”.
His final appearance is in Chapter 57. He’s keeping watch on the rooftop near Levi as Kenny silently approaches. We don’t talk about what happens next.