The list shall goes on and on
Being sent to the front line right after graduation
Survived the Trost battle
Not quite the popular character according to polls (he came in at 9th)
Being the author’s, and also OPs’ artist’s (Revo) favorite.
Best friend died
Chose instead to join the Scouts
which might actually saved him – (how? read ch. 47)
Came face-to-face with two titans at the refuelling building.
Eren punched the crap out of them just at the right time.
The entire escape/rescue scene in ep.13
Jammed trigger on his 3DMG, while two titans were approaching him
Dodged and found a place to hide and take a break.
Another malfunctioned gear
He has top-notched 3DMG operating skills; one wire/anchor is all he needs
Flying right at a titan’s opened mouth
Annie came in to finish the save.
probably has more…