Lobov was a man of average stature and a heavier build. He had short dark hair kept longer at the front and parted to the side. After joining the Survey Corps, he wore their new, black uniform, along with anti-personnel vertical maneuvering equipment.
During his time in the Survey Corps, Lobov showed a degree of bravery by electing to protect the airship in its retreat. His insistence that he was just a recruit, despite his former position, and his rejection of the Garrison and its members, imply Lobov saw himself as a new man after changing divisions.
Lobov is among the soldiers that take part in the attack on Liberio. As the Survey Corps makes its retreat via airship, Lobov elects to wait outside of the ship and make sure that all of the Corps' soldiers return. As he is patrolling, he catches sight of two children following the airship on the ground. Before he can react, one of the children shoots him in the face, killing him.