Corporal Hans Bauer is a member of the Hapsburg Guard who helps Alek flee Austria-Hungary after the death of Alek's parents. He is around twenty years old. He is a gunner on board the Stormwalker, and he also comes to Istanbul with Alek and Otto Klopp.
Bauer tells Alek that he, like the other men selected by Franz Ferdinand to escape to Switzerland with Alek, do not have families. Bauer says that his family did not have enough food and sent him to work for Franz Ferdinand.
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Bauer is always very reverent towards Alek, sometimes too much so, as in when Bauer and Alek go to find out information about German agents in an Ottoman coffee shop. He continually calls Alek "sir," and constantly reminds himself to call Alek "Fritz."
Bauer offers Alek words of encouragement and trusts his leadership. And Alek begins to value Bauer’s opinion. Bauer considers his service to Alek and his father to be his duty. Despite the situation, Bauer keeps a positive attitude and a sense of humor.