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A list of characters of the light novel and [=OVA=] series ''GundamUnicorn''.

For further information about the past characters who reappear in this anime, go to the [[Characters/{{Gundam}} Universal Century (UC) Folder]] and look for ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', ''Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam'', ''Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ'' and ''Mobile Suit Gundam Chars Counterattack''. Be aware of massive spoilers though. You have been warned.



!!Banagher Links
->''"I don't have that resolve. No, all I know is I need her to need me."''
->'''Voiced by:''' KoukiUchiyama (Japanese) and Creator/SteveStaley [credited as "Steve Cannon"] (English)

A sixteen-year-old student attending Anaheim Electronics Industrial College alongside his friends, Banagher seems to have a contented life despite essentially living on the school's suffrage thanks to [[DisappearedDad having no contact with his father]] and [[MissingMom his mother dying when he was young]]. His life drastically changes when he encounters Audrey, a young woman who seeks to prevent a war. His instant devotion to her results in him FallingIntoTheCockpit of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam, becoming embroiled in a resurgent conflict between the Earth Federation Forces and TheRemnant of [[CharsCounterattack Char's Neo-Zeon movement]], now known as the "Sleeves".
%%* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy And His Gundam]]
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to [[spoiler:Alberto]]'s Cain.
* ActionSurvivor: For a regular kid, he can protect himself from the Sleeves quite well. [[spoiler:It probably has something to do with his [[TykeBomb training]].]]
%%* AlwaysSaveTheGirl
* {{Badass}}: Even Bright Noa acknowledged [[spoiler:that he's almost a mirror image of his late subordinate/friend, Amuro Ray.]]
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: His desire to be needed by Audrey is because she made him feel like he belonged.
* BirdsOfAFeather: One of the reasons Banagher latches onto Audrey so fast is because they both were "always on the move" as children. [[spoiler:He later starts to develop some of this with Marida as well, after discovering that they're both Newtypes.]]
* BodyguardCrush: Towards Audrey
%%* TheChosenOne
* ConflictingLoyalty: Most of the series consists of him trying to figure out which side, if any, he wants to be on.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Possibly nearing Type 6, indicating from Banagher's conversation with Cardeas Vist.
-->'''Cardeas:''' "You've come this far, but are you confident that your conviction will not waver? The weight of the burden she has to bear is immense. You'll need the resolve to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders if you go with her. Do you have it?"
* {{Determinator}}: There's a reason the Unicorn submits to him, not the other way around.
* DoggedNiceGuy: Seems to be a bit of one towards Audrey.
* TheDulcineaEffect: As Audrey, Marida, and Loni can attest, Newtype powers + teenage hormones = enough tilting at windmills to warrant a tip of the hat from Don Quixote himself.
* {{Expy}}: A rather obvious one of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro Ray]]; his Gundam looks similar to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]] without the funnels, and it has a backpack similar to the original Gundam [[spoiler:and his father created the Unicorn]]. Like Amuro, he started his career as an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent who [[FallingIntoTheCockpit fell inside the Gundam's cockpit]].
** Of course, the same could be said of Kamille, Judau, Seabook and Uso [[spoiler:(which, as to the first two, was lampshaded by Captain Bright in episode 5)]].
** Also bears a slight resemblance to [[{{Dune}} Paul Atreides]]. Son of an important family enveloped in a dark conspiracy and forced to live among an initially hostile group of foreigners after his father's death? Check. Subjected to mental conditioning from birth whose significance he doesn't appreciate until he's a teenager? Check. One of his arch enemies is a fat, corrupt estranged relative? Check. He even looks a bit like [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bzeEIMv8cb8/T_-UVbX2j4I/AAAAAAAAB5U/CScZRXHlpDw/s1600/Dune.jpg a young Kyle [=MacLachlan=].]]
* ExtremeDoormat: Has very little care for his own well-being, instead devoting himself to [[TheDulcineaEffect helping out a girl he's only just met in any way he can]]. [[spoiler:His old training casts a rather more disturbing light on this.]]
%%* FishOutOfWater[=/=]NaiveNewcomer
* GiveHimANormalLife: Banagher's mother left his father and took him with her because she didn't want Banagher [[spoiler:to be caught up in the Vist Foundation's shady dealings]]. Can't really blame her.
* GroinAttack: Gives one to Zinnerman while in the middle of ''politely calling him out'' on his ignorance about involving civilians in the war.
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: A rare heroic variant. His constant side-switching is mostly due to circumstances forcing him to. First, he winds up with the Federation, is then [[spoiler:abducted by the Sleeves, winds up back with the federation, learns that they aren't exactly the lightest shade of gray, winds up with the Sleeves again, back with the Federation after stopping the Sleeves from slaughtering all of the civilians in the Federation capitol, and winds up with a splinter group of the federation after the feddies try to destroy him along with some of their allies. Then the Sleeves wind up working with them and staying on their ship because circumstances forced them to, until they finally deem all of the Sleeves, save for Marida and Suberoa, terrorists kick Full Frontal and his forces off of their ship... But not before Full Frontal can offer Banagher the chance to join him, and it looks like he considers too.]] Wow.
%%* TheHero
* HeroesWantRedheads: In classic Gundam tradition, with the redheads this time around being [[DefrostingIceQueen Audrey]] and [[AntiVillain Marida]].
* HeroicBastard: His parents weren't actually married, as evidenced by both his last name and the fact that Alberto ([[spoiler: his half-brother]]) originally didn't even know about him
* HeroicBSOD: He suffers through this quite a bit after Audrey tells him [[RefusedByTheCall she doesn't need him]].
** [[spoiler: He goes through this again after learning he inadvertently killed Mr. Gilboa.]]
** And again after [[spoiler:failing to save Loni Garvey]].
* HeroicVow[=/=]HonorBeforeReason: Banagher [[IGaveMyWord gave his word]] to Audrey that he would protect her, and he's sticking to it, no matter what fights he gets plunged into and whether Audrey would like this or not.
* [[spoiler:IdenticalGrandson: The young Syam Vist seen in the prologue looks exactly like him.]]
* JumpedAtTheCall: Which only hurt him even more when he got RefusedByTheCall by his {{Protectorate}}.
%%* KidHero
* LightIsGood: Pilots a full-white Gundam, called "Unicorn", whose name is based on a beast of light and possibilities. Notably, ''he'' fits this whilst his suit [[SuperpoweredEvilSide does not]].
* LightningBruiser: The Unicorn -- very fast, well armored, packs a lot of heat for its size, very dangerous in close combat, and that is before it activates its [[SuperpoweredEvilSide Newtype-Destroyer (NT-D) mode]] [[spoiler:or receives it's MidSeasonUpgrade, the [[WalkingArmory Full Armor Unicorn]] expansion pack]].
* LivingMacGuffin: As the pilot of the Unicorn, he's the key to Laplace's box, and is thus supremely valuable to several different factions within the story. Audrey is aware of this and tries to convince him to go into hiding at the beginning of episode two. [[spoiler: After Aurdrey AKA Mineva reveals the final set of coordinates to the box in episode six, Full Frontal reveals that he's now willing to kill him, but wants him to join their cause.]]
* MartialPacifist: There's a reason he is the ''only'' person who can pilot the Unicorn effectively. [[spoiler:He's born an incredibly powerful Newtype and his TykeBomb training gives him the skills to fight, but it is [[{{Determinator}} his resolve]] and nigh IncorruptiblePurePureness that gives him the power to control [[SuperpoweredEvilSide NT-D]] to prevent himself from committing outright murder.]]
%%* TheMessiah
* {{Necromancer}}: [[DarkIsNotEvil As usual]] for a heroic Newtype, he can communicate with and draw power from the spirits of the dead. [[spoiler:Whilst recreating a small-scale version of the [[MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Axis Shock]] in Episode 5, he even gets a bit of help from Amuro himself.]]
%%* NiceGuy
* ObliviousToLove: Micott really likes Banagher, but he seems more interested in Audrey.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: [[spoiler:[[TykeBomb Subverted]].]]
* OutOfClothesExperience: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfoMLF8kwF4&feature=player_embedded#at=51She with Marida in Episode 3]], and (supposedly) again with [[spoiler:Loni]] an episode later.
* ParentalAbandonment: His [[MissingMom mother]] dies prior to the story, and he is estranged from his [[DisappearedDad father]] [[spoiler:who dies in the first episode]].
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Banagher demonstrates remarkable skill in beating up men four times his size.
* PowerIncontinence: [[spoiler:For folks like [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Amuro]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille]], who gained their powers late in life, [[MindlinkMates Newtype connections]] are rare, precious, and above all ''voluntary''. Banagher collects them like headlice. It has yet to be established ''how'' powerful Banagher is.]]
* PsychicPowers: [[spoiler:He was a very early-onset Newtype, which ended up shaping a great deal of [[TheDulcineaEffect his]] [[TheMessiah personality]].]]
* TheQuietOne: In comparison to his friends. But as seen from his interaction with Audrey, Banagher's actually pretty friendly.
* RecklessPacifist: Though given that his only weapon is an immensely powerful HumongousMecha with a SuperpoweredEvilSide, it's not really his fault.
* RefusedByTheCall: In episode 1...
-->'''Banagher:''' "I don't care who you are! Just say that you need me, and I'll... Just tell me..."
-->'''Audrey:''' "I ''don't'' need you. Now, go. The best thing you can do is forget about me."
-->[''Banagher has HeroicBSOD'']
** TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive: Still winds up as a key factor in the war anyway.
* SayMyName
* TechnicalPacifist: Wouldn't hesitate to rip you a new hole if you decide to harm anyone he cares about. But he will always try to stop short of killing you.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: He does ''not'' take the news that he killed a Zeon pilot with a stray shot in one of his first battles well.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Goes out of his way to avoid killing enemy pilots. For once it's realistically shown that even with his skills, it [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone doesn't always succeed.]]
* TroubledButCute
* TykeBomb: [[spoiler:He started manifesting Newtype powers when he was very young, and was consequently being groomed as the Unicorn's pilot]] until his mother pulled him out of the Vist Foundation's clutches.
* {{Unicorn}}: His Gundam.
* UnstoppableRage: After [[spoiler:Daguza]]'s death in Episode 3. [[spoiler:He ends up getting Gilboa killed in the process.]]
* WetwareCPU: The Unicorn's Destroy Mode turns him into one whenever it activates. He's locked into his pilot seat, unable to move while the combat AI takes over and hijacks his PsychicPowers for itself.
* WhatTheHellHero: Banagher delivers this several times, towards Cardeas Vist when Industrial 7 is attacked, towards Audrey when she attempts to get Banagher to escape with her from the ''Nahael Argama'', when she persuades Daguza to shoot her when her identity as [[spoiler:Mineva Lao Zabi]] is revealed, to Daguza (see below) for involving Audrey in the conflict, and finally to Full Frontal. In fact, Marida speculates that his tendency to do this is the reason he is the most worthy pilot of the Unicorn -- the best person to shape the Universal Century is someone who can find creative solutions beyond the ideologies and propaganda of the two warring factions.
-->''(To Daguza):'' "Well, if we're just children, then why is she your hostage? Is this how adults are supposed to behave? Does being older make this ''right''?!"
%%* WideEyedIdealist
* WishFulfillment: Banagher really, ''really'' wants to be needed by [[TheDulcineaEffect the girl he met five minutes ago]]. And when [[spoiler:Audrey ''does'' cry for help (via Newtype communication), Banagher proceeds to have the time of his life... [[BadassPacifist all without having to kill anyone]].]]

!!Audrey Burne
->''"I don't have much time! Help me! There's someone I must speak with, but if I don't get there in time, I'm afraid something terrible will happen! We must act immediately! So, please!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyumiFujimura (Japanese) and Creator/StephanieSheh (English)

A mysterious young woman involved with the Sleeves, who encounters Banagher while trying to prevent them from starting a war. Accepting his help, the two dodge the Sleeves while trying to contact the mysterious Vist Foundation. Her goal is no more or less than preventing a war from breaking out, by whatever means necessary.
* AdaptationDyeJob: [[spoiler:In ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]]'', Mineva had a more [[http://cdn.myanimelist.net/images/characters/14/66215.jpg reddish]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101204204317/gundam/images/5/54/Mineva_lao_zabi_13000.jpg hair]] than her current hair color in ''Unicorn'', which looks more blond or orange-like/brownish blond. It's not certain if it's been intentionally dyed by her of if it may have naturally changed color.]] Given that her mother was blonde and her father had black hair, it may be that her hair was just naturally pre-disposed to darkening with age.
%%* BadassPrincess
* BettyAndVeronica: The Veronica to Micott's Betty.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Banagher (for their rootless childhoods) and Riddhe ([[spoiler:for their political backgrounds]]).
* DefrostingIceQueen: It's a very, ''very'' slow defrosting.
%%* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses
%%* FallenPrincess
* GiveHerANormalLife: [[spoiler:In one of Haman Karn's rare PetTheDog moments, she was sent to Earth as an ordinary schoolgirl at the end of the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Gryps Conflict]], whilst a series of {{Body Double}}s covered for her on Axis. The deception was revealed at the end of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ the Neo Zeon Wars]], but nobody was quite sure what had happened to the real Mineva... until now.]]
%%* GreenEyes
* {{Guile Hero}}ine: Audrey easily relies on her wit and persuasion as a means to fulfill her goals. Banagher [[WhatTheHellHero calls her out]] on it in Episode 2 twice -- when she attempted to get him to escape with her from the ''Nahael Argama'', and then when she is persuading Daguza to shoot her when her identity as [[spoiler:Mineva Lao Zabi]] is revealed.
* InformedAttribute: Mineva asserts that if Full Frontal really is Char then his hatred for the Zabi family means he wouldn't hesitate to shoot down the Nahel Argama if they didn't hand over the Unicorn. While most likely a ploy, assuming Mineva actually believes this it doesn't line up with actual evidence. While Char did hate the Zabi family for killing his father, he didn't share the same hatred for Mineva, and his anger that Haman Karn would try to use her as a pawn pretty much ruined peace/alliance negotiations between Axis Zeon and the AEUG.
%%* KingIncognito
%%* LastOfHerKind: The last surviving member of the [[spoiler:Zabi Family.]]
* LineOfSightName: She first introduces herself to Banagher near a movie theater showing a classic (by this point, in fact, it would be close to 200 years old at the least) film starring Creator/AudreyHepburn.
%%* LittleMissSnarker: Has shades of this.
* MeaningfulName: Shares many parallels with her namesake. Though she's mostly remembered for her film career, the real Audrey Hepburn also worked for LaResistance during WWII (despite being the daughter of a genuine NaziNobleman) and was an influential and charismatic human rights advocate in her later life.
%%* MeetCute
%%* MysteriousPast
%%* MysteriousWaif
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous[=/=]ShoutOut: [[Creator/AudreyHepburn Just look at the name]]. {{Lampshaded}} when Riddhe initially mistakes Audrey for an actress, but he was probably just being friendly.
* NervesOfSteel: Not even a gun pointed at her head or having to jump off a plane without a parachute will shake her.
%%* PluckyGirl
* ThePresidentsDaughter: Audrey is important to both the Earth Federation and Zeon for her status as [[spoiler:Mineva Lao Zabi]], and she is well-aware of that. It is even played straight when Banagher literally tells Audrey he doesn't want to know what she should do but what ''she wants''.
* {{Protectorate}}: To Banagher.
* PsychicPowers: She is a fairly powerful Newtype. Given how Newtype powers work, it's implied to be one of the reasons why Banagher is [[TheDulcineaEffect so keen on helping her]].
* RagsToRoyalty: ''Literature/SnowWhite'' style -- Audrey is [[spoiler: a princess forced to go into hiding, is aware of her royal lineage, and tried to pretend to be a commoner. Subverted only because she hasn't officially reclaimed her rightful heritage, and given that doing so would not be a good thing, it's rather doubtful that she ever would.]]
%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Constantly zigzags between opening up to Banagher and giving him the cold shoulder.
%%* TomboyPrincess
%%* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Implied by Banagher, once it became apparent that Audrey is willing to give up her life to prevent another war and has no care for her own desires or welfare.

!!Takuya Irei
->''"Hey, look up there! It's a Zaku! Damn it, Bancroft! Why didn't you tell us there was something so cool here?"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroShimono (Japanese) and Robby Sharpe (English)

Banagher's friend and roommate at Anaheim Electronics Industrial College. He is a big fan of mobile suits.
* {{Foil}}: To Banagher.
* GenreSavvy: With mobile suits.
** WrongGenreSavvy: Despite being a mobile suit otaku, Takuya gets a number of key facts wrong: he wrongly identifies the RX-78-2 Gundam as the Federation's first mobile suit and later calls the Delta-Plus the Hyaku-Shiki. Granted it's presented as more tongue-in-cheek, but these mistakes may belie a bit of propaganda on the part of his sources.
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Keet}}
* {{Otaku}}: A huge Mobile Suit fanboy. Based on his knowledge in the first two episodes, he could probably give most Gundam fans a run for their money.
** AscendedFanboy: He's actually [[TheEngineer a very good Mobile Suit mechanic]] (unsurprising given that he's an engineering student), as he proved while on board the [=EFSF=] ship ''Nahel Argama'' where he creates a makeshift upgrade for the Unicorn, dubbed the [[WalkingArmory "Full Armor Unicorn"]] which proves very effective.

!!Micott Bartsch
->''"Don't go! You can't leave me here! Please don't leave me! Banagher!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' HarukaTomatsu (Japanese) and Creator/RachaelLillis (English)

Another friend of Banagher's, Micott has a not-so-secret crush on him. In the light novels, Micott attends a school adjacent of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, while in the [=OVAs=] she attends Anaheim instead.
* BettyAndVeronica: The Betty to Audrey's Veronica.
%%* BrownEyes
* ClingyJealousGirl: Very much towards Banagher. At one point, she even (albeit accidentally) spied on Banagher and ''did not'' like seeing him hang out with Audrey. Though towards the end of the first episode, her "clingy-ness" was more {{justified|Trope}} because she was suffering through [[WarIsHell a nervous breakdown]].
** [[spoiler:In the novels, it is Micott who tips off Daguza that Audrey may be involved with the Sleeves, which leads him to investigate her background and discover Audrey's true identity.]]
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* [[DoggedNiceGuy Dogged Nice Girl]]: Towards Banagher.
* EightiesHair: It has become a meme in some circles.
* FreakOut: Suffers through a nervous breakdown [[spoiler:after witnessing all her friends get killed]].
* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Banagher's closeness with Audrey.
* HopelessSuitor: For Banagher.
%%* {{Ojou}}

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyoHirohashi (Japanese) and Creator/StephanieSheh (English)

A spherical green robotic toy that belongs to Banagher.
* LegacyCharacter: Of a particularly meta sort; every UC TV series has had ''a'' Haro, but it's never the ''same'' Haro.
%%* NonHumanSidekick
%%* RobotBuddy
* SeriesMascot: Haro is iconic of Gundam as a whole, and UC Gundam in particular.

[[folder:Vist Foundation]]

!!Cardeas Vist
->''"Death should be treated with dignity. We're supposed to respect one another's lives, but once we grow out of childhood, though we know better, we still cause meaningless bloodshed."''
->'''Voiced by:''' TakayukiSugo (Japanese) and Steve Mann (English)

Chairman of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College and head of Vist Foundation. Cardeas is the man who spearheaded the development of the RX-0 Unicorn. Dies in the first episode, after being shot by Alberto.
* TheAtoner: If his conversations with his grandfather Syam Vist are any indication, they both carry the weight of having to correct the various conflicts and tragedies that the Universal Century has wrought upon Earth and the known galaxy.
* BadassGrandpa: Though he's not actually a grandfather.
* CainAndAbel: The Abel to Martha's Cain.
* FormerTeenRebel: It's revealed in the novel that he ran off to become a rather brash Federation pilot. Even as an old man, he still retains elements of this. [[spoiler:Ironically, this trope is also the reason why Syam Vist picked him as his direct heir, as he was thus in a sense "free" from the family's hubris.]]
* LukeIAmYourFather: He's [[spoiler:Banagher]]'s father.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: As head of the Vist Foundation, he tries to one whenever he can, though circumstances force him to do more questionable deeds. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, he's killed by the end of the first episode.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Killed off in the very first episode.

!!Syam Vist
->''"Those who can correct the flaws of the Universal Century are beginning to emerge."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/IchiroNagai (Japanese) and Creator/TroyBaker (English)

Suzerain of the Vist Foundation, grandfather of Cardeas, who has been alive since UC 0001. He is also the man who discovered Laplace's Box back when he was a right-wing terrorist. He knows where it is, and hopes the Box will be passed on, partly as his penance for his part at the bombing of Laplace Station which further precipitated earthling-spacenoid distrust that would haunt the entire century.
* TheAtoner: His wish to have Laplace's Box passed on seems to stem from guilt over [[spoiler:causing the whole mess that is the current Universal Century when he blew up Laplace back in UC 0001]], and is trying to set things right.
* ComicBookFantasyCasting: Modelled after Sir Lawrence Olivier in the original ''ClashOfTheTitans''.
* DrivenToVillainy: Used to work as a terrorist mercenary until the destruction of Laplace.
* GrandpaGod: He looks the part, being a bearded old man in white robes.
* IdenticalGrandson: Literally, as [[spoiler:Banagher]], his great-grandson, is the spitting image of what he looks like in youth.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Perfectly resembles [[spoiler:Banagher]] in his youth.
%%* LightIsGood
%%* ManInWhite
* NarratorAllAlong: The opening narrations of the earlier shows are retroactively revealed to be excerpts of a history of the Universal Century he's compiling.
** [[CastingGag Ichiro Nagai]] was selected because he narrated the original series.
* SoleSurvivor: Of the [[spoiler:terrorist team that blew up the Laplace]].
* ThatManIsDead: The young Syam died with Laplace. In his place was the man who would be known as Syam Vist.

[[folder: Earth Federation ]]
!!Riddhe Marcenas
->''"You are still a member of Zeon. Even if there have been background dealings, you're an enemy here. Your people killed Commander Norm and the others, and that is something I won't be able to forgive."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/DaisukeNamikawa (Japanese) and Creator/YuriLowenthal (English)

An MS pilot for the EFSF who rescues Audrey, Takuya and Micott from an attack on Industrial 7. He wears a pendant around his wrist and considers it his "good luck charm". Riddhe joined the Federation to get away from his family's political life, being the son of Ronan, chairman of the Council on Colony Relations, and descendant of Ricardo, the first prime minister of of the Earth Federation. He pilots the RGZ-95 [=ReZEL=] and later the MSN-001A1 Delta Plus, both transforming mobile suits.
* AcePilot
* AnimalMotifs: Following the series' central theme of "The Lady and the Unicorn", Riddhe's role is that of the "Lion" to Mineva/Audrey's "Lady" and Banagher's "Unicorn", [[spoiler:having acquired the leonine Unicorn "Banshee".]]
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Audrey, [[spoiler:when they both discuss their mutual political families and the responsibilities that stemmed from it]].
%%* {{Bishonen}}
%%* BlondGuysAreEvil
* DarkIsEvil: After some hefty SanitySlippage, decides to pilot the monstrous [[spoiler:black Unicorn Banshee]] for the Vist Foundation.
* DarkIsNotEvil: In the novel, when he pulls a HeelFaceTurn.
* FallenHero: Luckily, he gets better when [[spoiler:Marida]] sacrifices herself to snap him out of it.
* TheFatalist: Doesn't believe the problems with the Earth Federation can be fixed, so he just wants to keep things as they are rather than let them get any worse.
* HeirToTheDojo: Of the political kind, given how influential the Marcenas family is, which leads to...
* {{Irony}}: He hates Gundams as agents of uncontrolled and often destructive change, but eventually decides to pilot one himself because of its inarguable power. He also previously piloted two units that could be considered Gundams ([=ReZEL=] stands for Refined Zeta-Gundam Escort Leader and the Delta Plus is a modified Delta Gundam, which eventually became the Hyaku Shiki). In addition he also has the same reservations about Newtypes when it comes to humans being agents of change, but as Banagher points out, he himself is a Newtype.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Inverted. He joined the [=E.F.S.F.=] to escape the constraints of his political family.
* ItsAllJunk: Discards [[spoiler:good luck charm]] at the end of episode 5.
* TheLancer: Of sorts to Banagher in Episode 3 and 4, [[spoiler:until his eventual FaceHeelTurn in Episode 6]].
* LightningBruiser: All the mobile suits he pilots are both fast & powerful. [[spoiler:This especially applies to the ''Banshee''.]]
* MementoMacGuffin: His "good luck charm." It may have something to do with his family because Audrey seemed to recognize it.
* PsychicPowers: Riddhe is possibly a low-level Newtype (akin to Char) seeing as he cannot feel empathy the same way that Banagher does. The only time his Newtype powers are given any treatment is when Riddhe manages to sense Banagher on the battlefield in Episode 2.
* SanitySlippage: Courtesy of his jealousy towards Banagher, his rejection by Audrey, and the stress caused by being TheFatalist whilst stuck with the regular Newtype DulcineaEffect.
* ShadowArchetype: To Banagher, when he pilots [[spoiler:The ''Banshee''.]]
* TheRival: To Banagher.

!!Otto Midas
->''"That's the last time you'll speak to me like that!"''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NaoyaUchida (Japanese) and Michael Sorich (English)

Captain of the ''Nahel Argama'', Otto has a short temper and tends toward indecision. Implied to be a rather inexperienced in an actual shipborne command, having been assigned there from an administrative post. Is often offered "suggestions" by his executive officer, Liam Borrinea.
* ArmchairMilitary: Used to be a desk officer who was thrown into active combat.
%%* BadassMoustache
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Nahel Argama''.
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* HairTriggerTemper: Very much so, [[spoiler:especially in episode 6, where he lashes on Angelo ''at gunpoint''.]]
* ModernMajorGeneral: Subverted late in Episode 3 -- his XO looks dumbfounded.
* RousingSpeech: Gives one to the crew of the ''Nahel Argama'' at the closing minutes of Episode 6, [[spoiler:en route back to Industrial 7.]] (See the [[Quotes/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn quotes page]] for the full transcript.)
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Was it "Midas" or "Mitas"?

!!Daguza Mackle
->''"Even a cog in a machine has its pride. Now, you go and play your own part, it's the one place where you can decide for yourself who you are, don't ever lose it."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HirokiTochi (Japanese) and Creator/RichardEpcar (English)

A Commander in the ECOAS 920 special operations group. Is highly experienced in fighting against Zeon and does not hesitate to use underhanded tactics in order to accomplish his mission, which at this point in time is preventing the opening of Laplace's Box.
* BadassNormal: He fights [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] generally without one of his own.
* CombatPragmatist
* ColonelBadass: Has the balls to leave a mobile suit cockpit and ''fire a handheld bazooka at an enemy suit''. Pulled it off twice against the Kshatriya ''and'' Sinanju on separate occasions. [[spoiler: Sadly did not come out alive on the latter encounter.]]
* GenreSavvy: Showing hints of it, first by attacking ''AceCustom units'' with a handheld bazooka, and later on calling Banagher out on his Gundamjack.
* GoOutWithASmile: And a salute.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Quite the stern soldier, but has deeper understandings about the horrors of war, [[spoiler:as evident during his last deep talk with Banagher inside the Unicorn's cockpit]].
* NecessarilyEvil: His perspectives and methods, as morally reprehensible they may be, are considered necessary in his line of work. Otto doesn't even like him or ECOAS in general, but tells Banagher that he shouldn't be so hard on the man.
* SymbolicBlood: When he is [[spoiler:killed by the Sinanju's beam saber]], all that remains is his bazooka, which then melts and splatters on a wall like a bloodstain.

!!Conroy Haagensen
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KentaMiyake (Japanese) and MarcThompson (English)
Second in command of the ECOAS 920 special forces team; Daguza's right-hand man.
* BigDamnHeroes: Pulls this off in episode 6 with his fellow ECOAS soldiers, to assist the crew of the ''Nahel Argama'' in driving the Sleeves out of the ship.
* NumberTwo: To Daguza. Takes over the latter's role after his death.

!!Mihiro Oiwakken
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MegumiToyoguchi (Japanese) and Creator/MichelleRuff (English)

Communications officer of the ''Nahael Argama'', she seems to have a thing for Riddhe, but he's pretty oblivious about it.
%%* BrainyBrunette
%%* BridgeBunnies
%%* BrownEyes
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
* GenkiGirl: According to her official profile, Mihiro has a "cheerful personality."
%%* MissionControl
* NiceGirl: She was the one who remembered that there were teenage refugees on the ship and brought them normal suits when combat broke out.

!!Liam Borrinea
->'''Voiced by:''' MisaWatanabe (Japanese) and Creator/CindyRobinson (English)

A rather experienced middle aged woman and the ''Nahael Argama's'' executive officer, frequently offers "suggestions" to acting captain Otto Mitas, often with some well hidden snark attached.
* HypercompetentSidekick: You gotta be, when this is your CO's ''first'' ever command.
* NumberTwo: The ''Nahael Argama's'' executive officer.
* ServileSnarker: Sort of, given her job.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Well, purple.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasaharuSato (Japanese)
A veteran doctor who served aboard the original ''Argama'' during the Gryps War, and he has been with the ''Nahael Argama'' since the First Neo-Zeon War.
%%* TheMedic
%%* RetiredBadass

!!Ronan Marcenas
Riddhe's father, and a member of the Earth Federation's Central Assembly. He serves as chairman of the Settlement Issues Council, which is jokingly referred to as the shadow cabinet.

!!Ricardo Marcenas
->'''Voiced by:''' KinryuuArimoto (Japanese), Robert Gorman (English)
The first prime minister of the Earth Federation, who was killed in the act of terrorism known as the Laplace Incident. He is an ancestor of Riddhe Marcenas.
%%* BrownEyes
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* PosthumousCharacter
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Compared to his successors and descendants at least.
* WideEyedIdealist: He seemed to have had shades of this, given that he was a major figure in both forging the Earth Federation and drafting what would come to be known as Laplace's Box.
%%* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth

!!Captain Bright Noa
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenNarita (Japanese) and Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith (English)

Commander of Londo Bell, the Earth Federation's auxiliary unit. Ever since [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the One Year War]], he earned fame for commanding Newtypes, for which Federation removed him from the military mainstream. As captain of the Londo Bell flagship ''Ra Cailum'', he becomes involved in the events surrounding Laplace's Box.
* TheCaptain: He's not called "The Eternal Captain" for nothing.
* FourStarBadass: Functionally -- he's the commander of Londo Bell, the Federation's elite Zeon-hunters.
* GenreSavvy: After commanding three generations of Gundam pilots, to say he's wise in their ways would be an understatement.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Averted in this series, reflecting his CharacterDevelopment. He gets Banagher into the saddle with words alone when the time comes.
* TheOtherDarrin: ''Gundam Unicorn'' marks the first time someone other than the late HirotakaSuzuoki has voiced him. He's voiced by Ken Narita, probably best known as Jeremaiah Gottwald in CodeGeass. Narita also took over Suzuoki's role in RurouniKenshin.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: When he meets Banagher in Episode 5, he even encourages the boy to do something extraordinary with the Unicorn -- having come to believe that certain people become Gundam pilots for a reason, he also encourages him to find his purpose for living.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Federation higherups consider him dangerous, having commanded three generations of Newtype pilots, so they relegate him and Londo Bell to auxiliaries.
* UndyingLoyalty: Inspires this in his crew. His pilots and mechanics physically block the Vist Foundation's [[TheMenInBlack Men in Black]] so he can have a private conversation with Banagher.
-->'''Watts:''' "Get this straight. That man is the Captain of this ship."

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/UnshoIshizuka (Japanese)
The second in command of the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum. He holds the rank of Commander. Since the second Neo Zeon War, he has continued to calmly support Bright as his right-hand man

!!Robin Diez
A pilot stationed at Torrington Base, he uses the RX-160S Byarlant Custom.
* AcePilot
* AllThereInTheManual: His name.
* BigDamnHeroes: Turns the tide of the fight at Torrington before the Tri-Stars even got there.
* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler:Was once a Titans pilot]], now fighting with Bright and Londo Bell.
* OneManArmy: He's on screen for about a minute and a half. In that time he wastes ten enemy suits, including several Geara Zulus and a couple suits outdated by no more than 4-5 years, by himself and without backup. The most damage he ever takes is his having the weapon system on his left arm, but not the arm itself, disabled, and taking a shot to the back which neither kills nor stops him. Both happened right at the very end of his last scene.
** In the next episode, he tries repeatedly to intefere in the [[spoiler:[[SuperPrototype Unicorn vs Banshee]] fight]]. He gets knocked around badly, but survives despite being hopelessly outclassed by both sides.

!!Amuro Ray
The original Gundam pilot, hero of the One Year War and the Second Neo Zeon Conflict. Sacrificed his own life to save the Earth from the asteroid Axis [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack three years ago]], but that doesn't stop him from coming back to lend Banagher a helping hand at a critical moment.
* PosthumousCharacter: Not that it stops him from saving the day one last time.
* TalkingToTheDead: Bright does this with a picture of him in his office. Apparently he was listening.

[[folder:Neo Zeon Remnants / "The Sleeves"]]

!!Full Frontal
->''"You mustn't let mistakes weigh you down. Acknowledge them and take what you've learned to move on. That is the privilege of being a man."''
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShuichiIkeda (Japanese) and Creator/KeithSilverstein (English)

The mysterious leader of the "Sleeves", a faction of Neo Zeon remnant claimed to be the "second coming of Char Aznable". Like Char, he is a blonde man whose face is hidden behind a mask, wears a red uniform, and pilots a red mobile suit. He also holds the "Sleeves" together with his high charisma. Whether the name is an alias is unspecified. He pilots the MSN-6S Sinanju, a red mobile suit derived from the Sazabi, Char's last known mobile suit.
* AffablyEvil: Sure, he's the BigBad, but that in no way makes him any less polite, friendly, or courteous.
%%* AlliterativeName
* BadAss: Well, he is [[MemeticMutation a CHAR]].
* BigBad: [[BigBadEnsemble One of two]], alongside Martha Vist Carbine. Frontal's actually the lesser of two evils.
* {{Bishonen}}[=/=]LongHairedPrettyBoy
%%* BlingOfWar
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[spoiler:It's possible that his hair is dyed to look like Char so his blond hair may or may not be natural.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality / AboveGoodAndEvil: He doesn't even think of himself as a human being anymore (which may even be true, given the extent of the Artificial Newtype tinkering done to him), but rather a vessel for the ideals of Zeon, therefore he has no sense of right or wrong, only what furthers his mission.
* CallBack: Frontal's first appearance in the OVA is replete with them, with Frontal repeating or otherwise referencing popular Char quotes, such as:
** 'You mustn't let mistakes weigh you down. Acknowledge them and take what you've learned to move on. That is the privilege of being a man.' (One does not care to acknowledge the mistakes of one's youth)
** 'Let's test the performance of your new Gundam' (Let's test the performance of the Federation's new mobile suit)
** In addition, Frontal, like Char in the original series, never seems to wear a normal suit, perhaps for the same reasons as Char (Char expects to keep any mobile suit he uses in tact) or perhaps for more nihilistic reasons (Frontal has fallen into despair from Axis Shock and therefore courts death).
** (Referencing Banagher's Beam Magnum) 'It doesn't matter how powerful they are if they can't hit me'(The same, in reference to Amuro's Beam Rifle)
* CharClone: Literally -- he uses the same mobile suit stock, outfit, and tactics as Char Aznable, complete with CoolMask. [[spoiler:In reality, he's a genetically [[CloningBlues altered close-copy of Char]], a Cyber Newtype with the near exact distinctions of Char. Frontal's memories were implanted from the psycoframe of a mobile suit previously piloted by Char. In the novels at least. The creators of the anime suggested they might change Frontal's origin. Whether they actually do remains to be seen]]. To the delight of the fans, in the Japanese version he has the same voice as well.
%%* CombatPragmatist
* CulturedBadass: While holding Banagher captive, he offers him tea, has no qualms with answering Banagher's questions, and treats him with the utmost of courtesy.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy
%%* DarkMessiah
* FakeRealTurn: He's almost completely devoid of a sense of self and sees Neo-Zeon's mission as the end-all, be-all of his entire existence because the mad scientists who created him deliberately engineered his brain that way in an attempt to create a literal CharClone. While the ''real'' Char was a selfish, jaded, neurotic wreck who only exploited Neo-Zeon's ideology for the sake of his own petty personal vendettas, Frontal was created in the false image of the Char that his followers believed in. On the other hand, he's certainly no less ''crazy'' than the real one.
** Of course, there's the possibility that Frontal acts the way he does because A) Amuro's dead and Frontal therefore has nothing to seek a vendetta against and B) Axis Shock has caused Frontal's descent into despair, therefore, to Frontal, his mission ''is'' the be-all, end-all of his existence.
* {{Irony}}: The real Char had no interest in being a "vessel" for the ideals of Zeon, only making people think he did. What makes Full Frontal ''really'' dangerous is that he does.
** Further irony in the fact that while Frontal claims to act for the ideals of Zeon Deikun, he has only perverted them to the point that he is doing the exact opposite of what Zeon proscribed.
* LightningBruiser: The Sinanju is a scaled-down version of the Sazabi with most of its thick armor and fancy gimmicks cut out for better mobility and endurance. It may not seem like much with the AttackDrone set and WaveMotionGun gone, reducing it to a fairly basic set of armaments, but the truth is that something that moves like ''that'' doesn't really need them.
* MeaningfulName: May refer to "full frontal assault", but also Char's alias in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver
* RedEyesTakeWarning: His mask has red eyes, [[spoiler:and the Sinanju also shows a red eye when its face is half destroyed]]
* ShootTheHostage: Not even Princess Mineva's life is worth giving in to the Federation's demands to him.
* SlasherSmile: Cracks a small one before firing on the ''General Revil''.
* WeCanRuleTogether: He offers this to Banagher in episode six of the OVA, stating that as a powerful Newtype he can also become a vessel for the hopes of the Spacenoids.
* WeHaveReserves: Quite happy to sacrifice Marida in order to better assess the Unicorn's capabilities.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Claims to be the vessel for all those who put their hopes in Zeon's cause and is only carrying out their will, although his [[ManipulativeBastard underhanded tatics]] and willingness to [[WeHaveReserves sacrifices his troops]] raises suspicions on that.
* WhatTheHellHero: Delivered to him by Audrey for his plan to use Laplace's Box to create a special economic zone that will exclude the Earth. Of note, Audrey says [[spoiler: he's not the Char she knew, which can be taken to mean that he literally isn't the Char she knew or that he has changed so drastically so as to be unrecognisable]].

!!Angelo Sauper
->''"If it's never right to take another life, then you're as guilty as anyone for using the Gundam! You killed one of our best men out there! What do you have to say for that?!"''
->''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), MichaelSinterniklaas (English)

A young Lieutenant within the Sleeves who serves as the devoted commander of Full Frontal's royal guard. He is somewhat known for his [[UndyingLoyalty serious devotion]] to his superior and his ideals, and for the distinctively purple color scheme on all the mobile suits he uses.

* AbusiveParents: His step-father.
* AceCustom: His Geara Zulu is bright purple, heavily decorated, and is based on [[AllThereInTheManual MSV's Heavy Weapon Type Geara Doga]] instead of the standard model. [[spoiler:In the novel and Episode 5 of the OVA, he later upgrades to the deadly Rozen Zulu.]]
** {{Attack Drone}}s: The [=INCOMs=] on his Rozen Zulu.
* BadassNormal: He's a ''very'' dangerous pilot, despite not being a Newtype, Cyber or otherwise.
* BerserkButton: If he perceives anyone as showing Full Frontal even the slightest bit of disrespect, Angelo feels the need to beat that respect into the offender. Note the word ''perceives''. Angelo's interpretation of disrespect can be over incredibly petty things, and includes anything that isn't unquestioningly adhering to Full Frontal's every whim. So it more like HairTriggerTemper, rather than BerserkButton.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* BodyguardCrush: According to his bio, he is head of the of the frontal bodyguard team and ''adores'' Full Frontal. In the trailer for the final episode he actually expresses jealousy that Full Frontal is interested in Banagher.
* CombatStilettos: [[spoiler:His second MS, the Rozen Zulu, sports these. And they're pretty damn noticeable.]]
* CurbStompBattle: Delivers one to the MS team of the ''General Revil'' when he debuts in the [[MidSeasonUpgrade Rozen Zulu]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast[=/=]RapeAsBackstory: In his childhood, he was molested by his stepfather.
%%* MindRape
* TheDragon: To Frontal
** Aside of [[BerserkButton the]] [[BodyguardCrush above]], this is perhaps exemplified in Episode 5, during his and Full Frontal's VillainousRescue against the ''General Revil''; Angelo takes out an entire squadron by himself, then pauses to ''bow out'' from the action and allow Full Frontal to come front and center, essentially rolling out the red carpet for his superior officer.
* DepravedHomosexual/ SissyVillain: Despite being an effete homosexual with a very refined sense of style he is unquestionably the most overtly violent and spiteful character in the entire show.
%%* EvilAlbino
* {{Expy}}: He seems to be an expy of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Mashmyre Cello]] he has BodyguardCrush on the BigBad as well as [[spoiler:piloting a Mobile Suit similar to the Hamma Hamma but with a purple coloration instead of green.]]
** Physically, he is almost identical to Dorelle Ronah from ''GundamF91''.
* HotBlooded: Tends to lash out on occasion. (Or it may have something to do with his VAs.)
* {{Jerkass}}: Angelo is a petty, spiteful little cunt, plain and simple. He gets pissed about anything he thinks is "disrespectful" of [[CharClone his boss]], with the crowning examples being his apoplectic shrieking in episodes 2 and 6. In the former, he takes a shot at the Unicorn after it gives Full Frontal some difficulty in battle, then screeches at how it "made" him shoot, thereby ruining Full Frontal's "perfect battlefield". In the latter, Mineva says that Zeon are responsible for making Universal Century [[CrapsackWorld the way it is]] by starting the One Year War, and therefore bear the responsibility of fixing the entire sordid mess. Cue Angelo screaming at her for "refusing to understand [[CharClone the Captain's]] ideas".
%%* PurpleEyes
* PraetorianGuard: The commander of them, in fact.
* PurpleIsPowerful: His AceCustom Geara Zulu, [[spoiler:and the more powerful Rozen Zulu.]]
* RapeAndSwitch: It's implied in the novels that his sexuality may be the result of being molested by his stepfather.
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Full Frontal.

!!Suberoa Zinnerman
->''"Crying because you care is a whole different matter. I don't trust anyone who never cries; that's my philosophy..."''
->''Voiced by:''' Hideaki Tezuka (Japanese), Michael Alston Baley (English)

A Sleeves member who serves as the captain of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres, and commands its combat forces.

* AFatherToHisMen: Particularly and especially Marida, who he was willing to launch a near-suicidal assault on the ''Nahael Argama'' whilst it was in low Earth orbit for after she was captured by the EFSF.
* AntiVillain: As much as he might protest otherwise, he ''does'' have a functional soul. [[spoiler:It's the reason he eventually approved sending out Banagher against the Shamblo, the Sleeves' own superweapon, after it went berserk and started massacring civilians.]]
* BadassBeard: Quite a very large one (see pic)
* BadassNormal: No Newtype powers, and can't pilot a mobile suit worth a damn. Still gets the job done.
* TheCaptain: Of the ''Garencieres''.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The atrocities he's seen during the long Federation-versus-Zeon war have done some bad, ''bad'' things to him.
* HeelFaceTurn: Does this with the rest of the Garencieres crew [[spoiler:in Episode 6]]
* LargeAndInCharge: A captain with a reasonably large build, although considerably shorter in height than Flaste.
* ParentalSubstitute: To Marida and [[spoiler:Banagher]].
* PapaWolf: Seriously, do ''not'' fuck with his crew. That goes double for Marida and Mineva.
* PetTheDog: Several instances, mostly involving Marida.
* StormingTheCastle: Pulls this off in Episode 5 to rescue [[spoiler:Mineva]], using nothing but a Base Jabber, while combat ensues between the two Unicorns outside. [[spoiler:Succeeds with help from Banagher, AND gets back Marida as a bonus.]]
* StoutStrength: He's a lot more dangerous in a fight than his bulk might suggest.

!!Marida Cruz
->''"Nothing can live without light. But the people abandoned in space eventually found a new light to replace God. And the new light they found to guide them is Zeon."''
->''Voiced by:'' YukoKaida (Japanese), TaraPlatt (English)

A Newtype woman who pilots the monstrous Kshatriya for the Sleeves with the rank Lieutenant Junior Grade. Rather [[TheStoic stoic]] in most situations, she ''really'' [[BerserkButton doesn't like]] Gundams, which sees her repeatedly pitting herself against the Unicorn. In reality, she is actually [[spoiler:Ple Twelve, one of Glemmy Toto's cyber newtype clones of Elpeo Ple from the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ First Neo-Zeon War]]]].

%%* AntiVillain
%%* ArtificialHuman
* BerserkButton: Gundams, and things that look like Gundams. [[spoiler:It was almost certainly programmed in by Glemmy.]]
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:After her capture in Episode 3, Martha restores [[TykeBomb her original programming]], requiring Banagher and Zinnerman to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight fix her again]].]]
* BrokenBird: [[spoiler:As one of the Ple clones, after the war she became a child prostitute.]]
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast: AND HOW!
* DarkIsEvil: As an AntiVillain and occasional ally, she wears a [[PinkMeansFeminine pink]][=/=][[PurpleIsPowerful purple]] flight suit and pilots the green Kshatriya. As [[spoiler:a brainwashed puppet of the Vist Foundation]], she wears a black pilot suit and pilots the black & very dangerous [[ShadowArchetype Unicorn Banshee]]. Do the maths.
** DarkIsNotEvil: [[spoiler:When she made a HeelFaceTurn]]
* EvilRedheads: [[AntiVillain For a given value of 'evil'.]]
* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler: Marida is essentially a grown-up Ple Two (being a clone of Elpeo Ple) and therefore possesses her personality traits (cold and distant in comparison to the ever happy Elpeo Ple). In addition Marida has noticeable psychological scars stemming from her history as a prostitute/sex slave]]
** Her backstory also makes her something of an {{Expy}} to Lalah Sune, since they both [[spoiler:were prostitutes before being found by Char and Zinnerman respectively.]]
* FreakOut: When she sees [[spoiler: her old [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ MP Qubeley]]]] in episode 4.
%%* GoodScarsEvilScars
%%* HeelFaceTurn
* {{Irony}}: Her Ple programming and traumatic experiences in the First Neo Zeon War led her to try to attack anything looking like a Gundam on sight... which became a bit awkward when [[spoiler:the Vist Foundation had her ''pilot'' one]]. Needless to say, realising this was a big factor in breaking her brainwashing.
* LightningBruiser: Her suit the Khsatriya is very fast, tough and hard hitting, but pales in comparison to [[SuperPrototype the Banshee]].
* MoralityPet: To Zinnerman, whose concern for her wellbeing is one of the clearest things separating him from, say, [[BadBoss Full Frontal]].
* NumberOfTheBeast: Her mobile suit, the Kshatriya, has a designation number of NZ-'''666'''. [[spoiler: Being a TykeBomb and CreepyChild in her early days as Ple Twelve might contribute to it, but [[SubvertedTrope she's not at all here]] ForTheEvulz.]]
* OhCrap:
** Marida has such a moment when she sees the titular Gundam. Considering her background (and that of [[SuperPrototype Gundams]] in general), this is wholly justified.
** She had the same reaction even earlier after she accidentally hit a [=ReZEL's=] reactor; also wholly justified in that the [[StuffBlowingUp resulting explosion]] was powerful enough to punch a hole in the colony wall.
*** [[CallBack Which also happened in]] ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam''.
** She has an even bigger one when she suddenly realizes she's no longer in control of the Kshatriya's own funnels.
* OutOfClothesExperience: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfoMLF8kwF4&feature=player_embedded#at=51She Gets One in Episode 3]].
* PunchClockVillain: Sees herself as nothing more than a tool to be employed by whoever her master happens to be, [[spoiler:mostly because that is, in fact, what she was designed as.]]
* RapeAsBackstory: She was a prostitute, and in the novel her body is scarred by countless abortions and pregnancies, while the OVA implies her womb was surgically removed by her madam.
* ReplacementGoldfish: One of the more positively-portrayed (and less creepy) examples - Zinnerman considers her a replacement for his dead daughter, Marie, and is a loving, if somewhat stern, ParentalSubstitute to her.
* SexSlave: Formerly.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: [[spoiler:Ple Twelve. All [[ArtificialHuman Ples]], despite having a clearly stated official spelling of their name, are constantly referred to as "Purus" by the fans, after the Japanese pronunciation. The English dub for episode three put this to rest, revealing that it's pronounced "Pull", which keeps the original pun (Elpeo Ple was named for a Hentai magazine called Lemon People or L People)]].
* StarterVillain
* TheStoic
** NotSoStoic: When she catches a glimpse of the Unicorn. She also has a major panic attack when Martha shows her her old Quebeley.
* SuperStrength: The show doesn't often draw attention to it, but this seems to be part of her Cyber-Newtype enhancement package. Among other things, it lets her perform a one-handed NeckLift on Banagher in the novels and effortlessly manhandle Riddhe in the anime. It also prevents her from being sucked out into space when being transferred from the Nahel Argama to a Vist Foundation facility, as well as save Alberto.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler:As a Vist Foundation puppet.]] Not so much as a pilot for the Sleeves, where she does try to avoid collateral damage, but is stuck with a suit [[BeamSpam that makes that very, very difficult]].

!!Flaste Schole
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikiyaKoyama (Japanese), Creator/SeanSchemmel (English)
The helmsman of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres. At first glance Flaste has an air of unapproachability, but his personality is actually more like that of a big brother, and he has the full trust of the crew. He is also an old acquaintance of Captain Zinnerman, and supports him well as the second in command of the Garencieres crew.

%%* AntiVillain
* EightiesHair: Hey Flaste, nice sideburns!
* EvenEvilHasStandards: He doesn't like civilian casualties one bit. Especially underlined by his reaction to the Shamblo's rampage in Episode 4.
* GentleGiant: A laid-back, friendly guy once you get to know him, as [[spoiler:Banagher]] found out when he joined the crew.
%%* HeelFaceTurn

!!Gilboa Sant
->'''Voiced by:''' [[YuichiNagashima Cho]] (Japanese), Creator/KirkThornton (English)
A member of the Garencieres crew. Gilboa has a friendly demeanor, and is the father of three children.

%%* AntiVillain
* HeroicSacrifice: Intercepted Unicorn's beam attack for Sinanju with his Geara Zulu.
* MaliciousSlander: Possibly. See the entry on the main page.
* MoralityPet: To the Sleeves as a whole.
* TakingTheBullet: see HeroicSacrifice above.

!!Hill Dawson
->'''Voiced by:''' Hideyuki Umezu (Japanese), Creator/LiamOBrien (English)
The captain of the Sleeves flagship Rewloola. He holds the rank of Captain.

* TheCaptain: Of the ''Rewloola''.


A mechanic of the Garencieres team. Despite his youth, his mobile suit maintenance skills are superb, and he has no trouble setting up the Unicorn Gundam with a double set of the Kshatriya's beam gatling guns. He is an optimist with a cheerful personality .


[[folder:Other Zeon Remnants]]
!!Loni Garvey
->'''Voiced by:''' MariyaIse (Japanese), Creator/KarenStrassman (English)

A mobile suit pilot in one of the major Zeon remnant groups on Earth. She is the daughter of the wealthy Mahdi Garvey, a former Zeon soldier who brought the remnants together. Beyond this her character differs wildly between the original novel and the anime. In the novel she is the sole voice of reason in her family, forced to co-pilot the Shamblo as she tries in vain to rein in her father and brothers who have been driven mad by their lust for vengeance against the Federation for all of their friends who've been killed since the One Year War. In the anime, however it is Loni who is a revenge-crazed lunatic, having lost her aforementioned father and brothers to the Federation.

* AmbiguouslyBrown
** Unambiguously in the Novels, where she was depicted as a Muslim woman, though both this part of her background and her family's involvement with Islamic extremism were toned down in the anime [[TooSoon due to it being released around the 10th anniversary of September 11th.]]
* AntiVillain: In the novels. [[spoiler: She is wracked by guilt over the destruction her father causes in the Shamblo, and is fatally injured by him in response. She then sends psychic messages to Banagher revealing the Shamblo's weak spots and allowing him to take the Shamblo down.]]
* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler:Not that her malfunctioning psycommu helped.]]
* DeathByAdaptation: In contrast to the anime, her father and brothers were still alive at this point in the original novels, and pilots of the Shamblo alongside her.
* {{Expy}}: She's like a vengeful Lalah Sune. In fact her and Banagher's relationship bears some similarity, Banagher manages to connect with Loni and form a deep understanding/emotional bond, only for her to be killed at the crucial moment (In Lalah's case, by Amuro himself, in Loni's, by [[spoiler:Riddhe]])
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: Her mobile armor Shamblo.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* OnlySaneWoman: In the novel.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Mahdi Garvey in the novels.
* {{Revenge}}: Her primary motivation in the anime is taking revenge on the Federation forces for killing her parents.
** RevengeBeforeReason
* TragicVillain: Revenge is all she has left in her.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In the OVA, literally. Her hair is so black that it is blue. In the Novels, her hair was more dark brown.

!!Yonem Kirks
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/RikiyaKoyama (Japanese), Creator/KyleHebert (English)
The current leader of a group of Zeon remnants based in New Guinea. After Mahdi's death, he looked after Loni like a substitute father.

%%* AmbiguouslyBrown
%%* AntiVillain
* MoralityChain: To Loni. [[spoiler:Malfunctioning Psycommu aside]], It's only a combination of his concern for her and his being her superior officer that keeps the bitter and angry pilot of a massive Mobile Armor from going AxeCrazy every time she sorties. [[spoiler:Even his dying thoughts still manages to make Loni snap out of her psychotic episode.]]
* TakingYouWithMe: In Episode 4, he attempts to self-destruct his mobile suit by destroying its reactor with his rifle to destroy the Federation suits attacking him. [[spoiler:One of them kills him before he succeeds.]]


[[folder:Anaheim Electronics]]
!!Martha Vist Carbine
->'''Voiced by:''' Tomoko Shiota (Japanese), Ellyn Stern (English)

Cardias' younger sister. A woman with a somewhat elegant appearance, shoulder length blond hair, tight cheeks and deep eyes that give off a cold magnetism. She is married to the chairman of Anaheim Electronics, Melanie Hue Carbine (Marth Vist is often referred to as "The Empress Of The Moon") of the Carbine family which established Anaheim Electronics. Through the Carbine family she has connections with the higher ups of the Earth Federation. She has a sharper mouth than her husband, which makes her a shrewd businesswoman. To the Vist family, it was a rarity to bear a woman of such character. She sends Alberto Vist to Industrial 7 in order to murder Cardeas. She’s an ambitious woman who takes part in the delivery obstruction of “Laplace’s Box” and aims at seizing the Vist Foundation as well as taking back the box.

* BigBad: [[BigBadEnsemble The second candidate]], alongside Frontal. The two are parts of a dichotomy, with Martha's violent conservatism and desire to preserve the status quo by any means necessary being treated as far worse than Full Frontal's desire to use the Box to create change (albeit bad change).
** NonActionBigBad: She's a fifty-five-year-old civilian with no combat training. This one should be obvious.
* BlondesAreEvil
* TheBaroness: The Rosa Klebb type - [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulative]], and sharp, with a taste for cruelty, [[spoiler: as Marida found out.]]
* CainAndAbel: Cain to Cardeas's Abel
* FoxyGrandma: As emphasised by [[MaleGaze the lingering shot of her backside]] in Episode 5, she keeps herself in remarkably good shape for her age.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Polite, friendly, and reasonable... until you say no. Then the knives come out.
* ManipulativeBastard: And she's not above using [[MindRape more than mere words]] to get the job done.
* MeaningfulName: 'Carbine' is very appropriate for an arms dealer, let alone a whole family of them.
* StrawFeminist: In theory more than in practice. Likes to go on about how "men's logic" is responsible for the screwed up state of the Universal Century and how only an intelligent women like herself is capable of fixing it. However, Alberto, her nephew, acknowledges that she's got a point about the male-dominated Earth Federation's mismanagement, and suggests that 'fighting against men's logic' is probably going to translate as much-needed political reform and anti-corruption drives.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: See StrawFeminist above. Her objectives are to preserve the status quo, preventing another period of bloody anarchy like the Zeon wars, and to use the political capital she gains from this to address the Federation's corruption, inefficiency, and hefty glass ceiling. People who find themselves an obstacle to this tend to cease to be, [[DeadlyEuphemism in multiple senses of the phrase]].

!!Alberto Vist
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/WataruTakagi (Japanese), Creator/JBBlanc (English)

An Anaheim Electronics executive. He comes to Industrial 7 in order to block the transaction between the Vist Foundation and the Sleeves.

* CainAndAbel: Cain to [[spoiler:Banagher]]'s Abel.
* CaptainErsatz: To Beast Rabban from ''{{Dune}}''.
%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
* EvenEvilHasStandards: For all of his unpleasantness, he's visibly uncomfortable with what [[spoiler:the Vist Foundation puts Marida through. Her saving his life ''might'' have something to do with that.]]
** By Episode 5, his puppyish concern for her wellbeing suggests that [[RescueRomance he might have a bit of a crush on her]].
* GenreSavvy: Once Full Frontal shows up in battle for the first time, he insists that the crew retreat as soon as possible.
%%* LargeAndInCharge
%%* ObstructiveBureaucrat
%%* ObfuscatingStupidity
* {{Patricide}}: Shot his father, presumably under orders from his aunt (at least, this is what Cardeas muses).
%%* SmugSnake
* VillainousGlutton: He even looks the part.

!!Aaron Terzieff
An Anaheim Electronics engineer who participated in the RX-0 development project as part of the armor materials division. He was detained by ECOAS when he escaped from Magallanica.