[[folder:Aeolia Schenberg]]

Celestial Being's founder, he lived over 200 years before the beginning of the series. He established the theoretical basis of the combined orbital elevator and photovoltaic energy system, the construction and defense of which he foresaw to employ humanoid machines not unlike mobile suits. [[GambitRoulette In a long term plan]] to rid the world of armed conflict and ready humanity into the next phase of its evolution, he founded the private paramilitary organization Celestial Being. It is this plan that becomes the driving force for both the first and second series. His body is held in cryogenic stasis within Veda, intending to awaken when the world is rid of conflict. However, soon after this discovery near the end of the first series, Alejandro Corner kills him in order to take over the plan, however his death releases a system trap that activates the Trans-Am System and releases the full potential of the four Gundams.

->Voiced by Creator/ChikaoOhtsuka (Japanese) and Creator/MichaelKopsa (English)
* AncientConspiracy: Celestial Being's grand entrance was over 200 years in the making.
%%* BadassBeard
* BaldOfAwesome: Which, combined with said beard, bears a surprising resemblance to a certain [[UsefulNotes/VladimirLenin Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov]].
%%* BatmanGambit
%%* BigGood
%%* BlueBlood
* BoomHeadshot: How Alejandro killed him.
%%* TheChessMaster
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CrazyPrepared: It seems like he predicts almost everything that happens. And he set up Veda to deal with anything he ''didn't'' predict, just in case.
* {{Expy}}: Let's see, a supposedly long dead scientist comes up with a centuries-long plan involving a secret foundation, manipulating events to suit the plan, and leaves recordings of himself to the public long after his time. Oh snap, [[{{Literature/Foundation}} HE'S HARI SELDON]]!
** He's also a CharClone in the sense that his views and ambitions to create a better world are very reminiscent of the Red Comet. Unlike Char however, his methods and ambitions are not only far less destructive but also considerably more long term.
** He also, at least physically, bears a resemblance to Vladimir Lenin. Any other similarities depends on whether the individual viewer sees him as a good guy or a die-hard narcissist in love with his own ambitions.
%%* GenghisGambit
%%* HighClassGlass
* HumanPopsicle: He froze himself so he could see this new, war-free world his organization would create. Didn't work out in the end.
* MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning: [[spoiler:Both apparent and official]].
%%* NonActionGuy
* TheOmniscient: It's a little scary just how much of the plot he apparently predicted, although how much of that was him and how much was Veda playing Speed Chess is unclear.
%%* OmniscientMoralityLicense
* ThePlan: Whenever Celestial Being talks about "the Plan", it's his they're talking about.
** GambitRoulette: He knew there was no way to predict everything that would happen in 200 years, hence the existence of Veda.
** ThanatosGambit: He didn't plan on dying, but ''if'' something went wrong and he did, he had contingencies in place.
* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:First subverted, then played straight]].
%%* PowersThatBe
%%* TheProfessor
* ScaryShinyGlasses: In his case, [[HighClassGlass monocole]].
%%* [[ScienceHero Science]] ''and'' GuileHero
* TheSmartGuy: Really, REALLY smart.


[[folder:Alejandro Corner]]
->'''Main mecha:''' Alvatore, Alvaaron

Originally an observer for Celestial Being, it is later revealed that he has.. [[ThePlan other plans]]. He and his ''[[SarcasmMode trusty]]'' sidekick Ribbons proceeded to hack Veda and kill Aeolia Schienberg, only to activate the Gundams' Trans-Am system. Then he too goes to action in the Alvatore mobile armor and eventually fights Setsuna in the end of season one. He loses the battle, his ambition and his life and dies with the bitter truth that he was nothing but an UnwittingPawn for Ribbons.

->Voiced by Creator/YasunoriMatsumoto (Japanese) and AndrewKavadas (English)
%%* AGodAmI
%%* AmbitionIsEvil
* BadassGay: He's pretty badass, and while his orientation is never explicitly made clear, his behavior around Ribbons heavily implies he's gay.
* BigBadWannabe: "But this was my plan!" "That attitude is precisely what makes you such a ''small'' man."
* BlingBlingBang: His Mobile Armor/Suit the Alvatore/Alvaron.
* BlingOfWar: His car, gun and pilot suit are all gold.
%%* BlueBlood
%%* BreakTheHaughty
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: That kind of happens when you attempt to seize control of the entire AncientConspiracy.
%%* ConspicuousConsumption
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%* CulturedBadass
* DiabolicalMastermind: Might have been, if it was anyone other than [[spoiler: Ribbons]] working with him.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: He provides the big, climactic fight for Season 1's finale.
%%* DrunkWithPower
* EnigmaticMinion: [[spoiler:To Aeolia and Celestial Being]].
* {{Ephebophile}}: [[spoiler:Subverted that it's one sided, in ''his'' part no less. That and Ribbons is actually an ageless ArtificialHuman]].
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:When he killed Aeolia and tought he won]].
* {{Expy}}: This guy practically channels [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirroco]] on occasion.
%%* {{Gayngster}}
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: So you like backstabbing people eh? [[BreakTheHaughty Enjoy]]!
%%* KilledOffForReal
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:His Alvaaron is a golden angel-like mobile suit]]
%%* LongHairedPrettyBoy
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: So you assassinated Aeolia Schenberg? Good job, you just activated the Trans-Am System to power up the Gundams.]]
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Observers, of which he is a member.
%%* [[RichBitch Rich Asshole]]
* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler:TheMovie reveals that the A-LAWS and the GovernmentConspiracy from season 2 were apparently blamed on him after the fact (despite him having died five years previously), with the [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe movie]] using his likeness for portraying the A-LAWS' leader. This was done because the Federation couldn't reveal information about Ribbons Almarck and VEDA to the general public.]]
%%* SharpDressedMan
%%* SmugSnake
%%* StraightGay
* UnwittingPawn: To [[spoiler:Ribbons.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: [[SayMyName RIIIIBBBOOOOONNSSS!!]]!
%%* VillainWithGoodPublicity

[[folder:Wang Liu Mei]]

A beautiful Chinese celebrity who became the head of her house at the tender age of 15. She works as a secret agent, leaking information to Celestial Being, but she also seems to have her own agenda. She wanted the world to change, no matter what cost. Thus behind the scenes, she interacted with... EVERYONE. Good guys, bad guys, she contacted them all. Even after the formation of TheFederation, she didn't consider the world changed and continued to do her secret agent stitch. Has a BattleButler named Hong Long, who is also her elder brother.

It's unclear which side she goes into. She recently picked up the discarded Nena Trinity and made her her NinjaMaid, then she interacted with both Celestial Being AND Ribbons and the Innovators. Her goal is revealed to ascend into a greater being, one of the way is to turn herself into the Innovators in order to look down on other beings.

->Voiced by Creator/KeiShindou (Japanese) and Creator/MarykeHendrikse (English)
* AloofBigSister: Inverted towards Hong Long.
%%* AmbitionIsEvil
%%* AnimeChineseGirl
%%* BeautyIsBad
* BigFancyHouse: More like an entire Big Fancy ''Island''.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Though she isn't a RichBitch, she definitely is one!
%%* BlueBlood
%%* CharacterDeath
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: And yet she seems surprised when people get mad at her for her betrayals.
* DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent: For pretty much... um, everybody. It all depends on her whim at the moment.
%%* DragonLady
%%* EnigmaticMinion
%%* FemmeFatale
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:She became the head of her family and had to bear the burden she didn't want because Hong Long doesn't have what it takes to lead the family, which leads her to be the SmugSnake she is now. It comes off as a tad flimsy as it's revealed that her family is just her and her brother and she seems quite able to do what she wants with the family's money.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: In her first appearance she takes a drink from a glass that is quite phallic...Christina and Feldt also drink from such containers later in the season.
* GirlishPigtails: In season 1.
* HimeCut: It's a downplayed and kinda strange example; a Chinese elite girl who leads her family's household and her hairstyle certainly resembles the trope (bangs are trimmed but not even, side tails, long hair in coils rather than loose) but her outrageous arrogance and {{Stripperific}} tendencies point in the other direction.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: She's not contented with her wealth and celebrity status.
%%* ItAmusedMe
* ItsAllAboutMe: "So what if I'm prolonging a war that's causing thousands of innocent victims all around the world and if I'm manipulating other people? As long as it will change the world to suit '''me''', I don't care about the rest."
** Her constant side switching is based on who will benefit her rather than any loyalty. Celestial Being is going to change the world. She'll back them. Ribbons can make her a superior being? She helps Alaws. Ribbons points out that he won't make her a superior being because she's selfish and he personally can't stand her. She starts sending CB info again to spite Ribbons.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:After PlayingBothSides for so long, she dies in large part thanks to Regene doing the same thing with her and Nena.]]
%%* LittleDeadRidingHood
%%* MaleGaze
* MsFanservice: Her constantly-changing wardrobe is her main appeal to fanboys.
* OhCrap: She had one, when [[spoiler:Nena reveals herself to be her traitor and is about to blow her up]].
%%* {{Ojou}}
* PlayingBothSides: She tries to, anyway. She doesn't quite have the savvy to pull it off forever.
* RapunzelHair: In the first season, it was long enough to sit on!
* SmugSnake: Mostly because her arrogance eventually ovverode her survival instincts, and because she was a little slow to figure out her usefulness ended with certain parties, and this ''REALLY'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZdwkxjT6r4 bites her on the ass in the worst way imaginable]].
%%* {{Socialite}}
* {{Stripperific}}: Most of her outfits that are usually {{Sexy Backless Outfit}}s.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Nena and her.
* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler:After her brother is killed by Nena, Setsuna notices her wounds and offers to take her to safety. Wang Liu Mei declines the offer and elects to leave on her own. Yes, she turns down an offer of protection from the best Gundam pilot in the world and escapes into a puny unarmed shuttle, while still injured, when she already knows she's been pursued by Nena in a Gundam; the same one that attacked her last episode. Counting down to space debris...]]
* UnlimitedWardrobe: She always come up with new outfits.

[[folder:Hong Long]]

Hong Long is a loyal servant to Wang Liu Mei and the Wang family. While a Celestial Being agent, he has no true loyalties to the organization except to Liu Mei. Even though he's the older brother, he contently accepted the role as Liu Mei's personal assistant and body guard. He's often at Liu Mei's side and vigilant over her safety above his own.

->Voiced by Kenji Takahashi (Japanese) and Creator/SamuelVincent (English)
* AbusiveParents: And sister too!
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type IV]].
* TheAtoner: The reason he became his sister's bodyguard is to [[MyGreatestFailure make up for not being able to lead the Wang family]].
* AwesomeMcCoolName: His full name Wang Hong Long means Royal Red Dragon in Chinese. Now how's that!
* BattleButler: Both Liu Mei's servant and bodyguard.
* BigBrotherInstinct: A ''very'' sympathetic example.
%%* BlackSheep
%%* BlueBlood
* BoomHeadShot: [[spoiler:How Nena killed him]].
%%* BrokenBird
* ExtremeDoormat: His attitude towards Liu Mei.
%%* [[FallenPrincess Fallen Prince]]
%%* KilledOffForReal
* LoveMartyr: Towards his sister. She treats him like shit because she had to take up his responsibilities as leader, yet he remains completely devoted to her out of guilt.
* MeaningfulName: Look up.
* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Well, blood is thicker than water they say.
%%* TheQuietOne
* RightHandHottie: To Liu Mei.
%%* SatelliteCharacter
* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler:Shields Liu Mei from Nena, but it didn't take long enough for Nena to kill her too.]]
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler:He dies, but his loyalty definitely didn't]].
* TheUnfavorite: Just look what his family did to him!

[[folder: Veda]]

The quantum supercomputer that is the closest thing Celestial Being as a whole has to a leader since Schenberg's no longer around. It was built by Shenberg himself and programmed to carry out his goal of ridding the world of conflict through Celestial Being. It is the only thing that knows the full plan, and it directs the other members of Celestial Being to carry out what needs to be done. Its location is secret, even to the organization itself, who only communicate with it through special terminals.

* ArtificialIntelligence: Seems to ''not'' be the case, actually: Veda is simply an extremely advanced computer and doesn't possess a will of its own.
* TheChessmaster: It is essentially planning against ''everyone in the world who isn't in Celestial Being''. It's not above using people outside the organization in its schemes as well, but its ability to do that is a lot more limited.
* KeystoneArmy: [[spoiler:All of Celestial Being's weapons are directly connected to Veda. It can withdraw its support and shut them down at any point it chooses. The Gundam Meisters get around this by installing their own OS in their Gundams when Veda is captured by Ribbons.]]
* MagicalComputer: Flawlessly photoshopping global news feeds in real time?
* MasterComputer: It has absolute control over [[spoiler:the spaceship ''Celestial Being''. Even when the ship is occupied by Earth Federation forces in TheMovie, Veda is doing things behind their backs while still cooperating with them.]]
* MeaningfulName: "Veda" is the Hindi word for "knowledge".
* TheOmniscient: It monitors the socio-political status of the entire human race, and its plans take that information into account when it decides what Celestial Being's next move should be.
* PowersThatBe: Veda is the only thing that knows the full scope of Aeolia's plans, so it is pretty much the ''de facto'' leader of Celestial Being. The organization can disobey its orders if they wish, but of course, it has contingencies for that...
* XanatosSpeedChess: Veda is smart enough to allow for deviations from the original plan due to unforeseen circumstances. So long as Shenberg's plan is fulfilled in spirit, and the world is rid of conflict, Veda can make adjustments as needed.