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Vultures/Crew of the Frieden
Voice Actor: Wataru Takagi
Main mecha: GX-9900 Gundam X, GX-9900-DV Gundam X Divider, GX-9901-DX Gundam Double XA mobile suit pilot, black market weapons dealer, and thief for hire, Garrod is initially contracted to kidnap Tiffa from Vultures led by Jamil Neate. After realising that he has been working for the wrong side, Garrod makes a run for it with Tiffa in tow, stumbling onto a GX-9900 Gundam X from the previous war in the process. Forced to pilot the machine in order to save their lives, Garrod joins up with Jamil's Vultures in order to continue protecting Tiffa. Enthusiastic, confident, and with some hideously awful trust issues just below the surface, Garrod matures into an excellent pilot even as he learns that sometimes, it's okay to rely on other people.
- Accidental Pervert:
- He's watching over Tiffa during the Dolphins arc. Then, unaware of his presence, she strips naked and goes skinny-dipping with the 'phins. Whoops? (She doesn't catch him, though.)
- Also in the pilot episode where he accidentally saw Tonya in a Modesty Towel while on a sneaking mission.
- Gets Marshmallow Hell from Pala upon meeting her, twice.
- Ace Pilot: He initially gets a lot of help from his highly advanced Gundam (and thus gets outclassed several times) but after he buckles down and trains properly to take on Newtypes like Carris, Garrod becomes a genuine ace. He also mixes it with a good helping of guile.
- Adaptive Ability: Actually described as a "genius of adaptability", by Jamil.
- Adorkable: He's usually very sure of himself... except when he's around Tiffa.
- All-Loving Hero: Wants to believe the best in everybody by the end of the series.
- Badass Normal: One of the few Gundam leads in the franchise to not have special psychic powers of some kind. He pilots on pure skill. Which makes him really popular among the fanbase.
- Berserk Button: If you even try to hurt his beloved Tifa, he'll either go into a Tranquil Fury or an Unstoppable Rage until he takes you down.
- BFG: The shoulder-mounted Wave Motion Gun on the X is the length of the Gundam itself and can wipe out entire battalions. Following the loss of its sattelite uplink and the upgrade to the X-Divider, this is replaced with a battleship grade beam cannon, wielded like the beam rifle on any other Gundam. The Double X restores the original Wave Motion Gun and adds a twin on the opposite shoulder.
- Broken Bird: Part of his having No Social Skills, which he grows out of it. Early on, he mistrusts Ennil's (genuine) show of affection and pulls a gun on her, causing her to antagonize him and the Frieden crew for a while.
- BFS: The X's beam sabre is roughly the length of the robot itself during its first use. Later apperances tone it down.
- Character Development: He has to learn to be less reckless and interact better with others as time passes. Losing to Carris early on gets Garrod to begin taking his Gundam piloting more seriously. This leads to him not only becoming more levelheaded in battle, he also begins actively taking the time to train in simulators as well to improve his skills. Eventually, he picks up the habit of speaking with the other Gundam pilots about strategy to take on enemy formations before battle.
- Crazy-Prepared: He rigged explosives in the GX's cockpit to prevent anyone from stealing it, in addition to requiring the controller to use.
- Crippling Overspecialization: As powerful as Gundam X was, most of that is due to the Satellite Cannon. Moreover, he needed Tiffa to operate it at all. Without her, it's overshadowed by present-day ace units. Averting this was the purpose of Kid's intended upgrade, which Garrod overconfidently brushed off at first, into the Gundam X Divider, giving it weaponry more suited to anti-mobile suit combat. The Double X averts his completely.
- Disappeared Dad: His father was a technician who died during the war that took place 15 years ago.
- Dogged Nice Guy: A little, towards Tiffa. He has a strong crush on her from almost the start, goes Tongue-Tied in her presence and yearns for her to return his feelings, but he never forces his affections on her, and as he matures he decides to protect her without any second intentions. He still gets his wish in the end though.
- Everyone Can See It: His feelings for Tiffa are the subject of constant teasing by the other members of the Freeden, though many older members also offer him advice on pursuing a relationship with her as well.
- Falling into the Cockpit: While attempting to steal it no less.
- Flawed Prototype: The X series was extremely powerful, but its dependency on external power sources was its weakness, both during the war, and now. The cannon also takes a long time to charge.
- Grand Theft Prototype: This is his day job before joining Vulture. This and selling the results, of course. Badass Normal indeed. His Establishing Character Moment is jacking a Jenice with just a flashbang, grappling hook gun, and a pistol. He pulls it off a second time in the same episode when he steals the titular Gundam X, and then much later with its successor, the Double X.
- Guile Hero: This is how he worked before getting the Gundam and he does a good amount of trickery and deception whenever he's not in it (and sometimes when he is, once he becomes a better pilot). Also combines this with a bit of Action Hero, as he's not afraid to get into the middle of a fight, even against larger opponents, whether he is inside his Gundam or not.
- Idiot Hero: He starts out as this, but drops it more and more as the series progresses.
- He's not actually an idiot, though, just poorly socialized and naive or clueless about how to relate to people at first, and impulsive due to his inexperience. He used to make a living out of jacking mobile suits without using brute force, and he was crafty enough to get away with jacking a shuttle to some degree after only looking at the cockpit once and learning the layout of the systems without making it obvious he was analyzing it, and succeeded in escaping the shuttle with the Double X.
- Ineffectual Loner: His inability to connect adequately with people causes him quite the trouble at first; Ennil is one of them, as she genuinely liked Garrod before things went From Bad to Worse...
- In the Blood: In the first few episides Garrod attributes his skill at working with machinery and mobile suits to be due to the fact that his father was a mobile suit technician during the war.
- Hot-Blooded: Like Judau before him, Garrod doesn't take things lying down.
- Kid-anova: Both Tiffa and Ennil have feelings for him. Some fans would add Pala as well.
- Kid Hero: Garrod was born at the end of the last war, which means he's not quite fifteen yet.
- Lady and Knight: The White Knight to Tiffa's Bright Lady.
- Lovable Rogue: Starts out as a criminal. Still one of the heroes.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: All of his Gundam's have had shields. Special mention goes to the X-Divider's shield, which is huge, jet powered, and includes the Harmonica Cannon inside of it.
- Maturity Is Serious Business:
- Mid-Season Upgrade: From the GX-9900 (Gundam X)—>GX-9900-DV (Gundam X Divider)—>GX-9901-DX (Gundam Double X)
- Missing Mom: His mom died some time before the start of the series, becoming the victim of a bandit attack. This took place at least long enough ago that Garrod developed issues socializing with other people for long stretches of time.
- Power Gives You Wings: Invoked. When the X's Wave Motion Gun is deployed, its signature X-shaped power cells emerge from its back, giving it the appearance of wings.
- Pride Before a Fall: Gets hit with this in Episode 10. At the start of the episode he brushes off Kid's requests to upgrade the GX Gundam, stating that it's unbeatable with the Satellite Canon and even brushing off Kid's valid point about the Canon not being capable of consistent use at all times. The end of the episode sees him on the wrong end of a Curb-Stomp Battle at the hands of Carris, which is even more notable for being the first time the GX is defeated in the series.
- The Protagonist: Our hero, for better or worse.
- Stealth Expert: In episode 12, he manages to infiltrate Fort Svern by himself, getting down to the deepest level of the base where the Mobile Armor is being kept.
- Shoulder Cannon: His BFS deploys over one of his shoulders when activated. The Double X adds another BFS, deploying over the opposite shoulder.
- Street Urchin: He's hinted to have spent some time as one after he lost his father and only relative at an early age.
- Super Prototype: The X might be salvaged from the last war, but the Double X is brand new, and one of a kind.
- 10-Minute Retirement: After he accidentally injures one of the crew and then Jamil himself, Garrod decides to sell the Gundam. It almost works, but then the Frost brothers force him back into piloting it by attacking the Frieden.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from a novice who relies on his mobile suit being a Super Prototype to win battles to a skill pilot in his own right. By episode 22 he is able to hold off both of the Frost brothers at once.
- Wave Motion Gun: The X's ace in the hole is a massive microwave cannon mounted over its shoulder. Powered by solar cells on a lunar base, the cannon can wipe out entire mobile suit squads in seconds. The Doulbe X features two of them.
Voice Actor: Mika Kanai
A young girl with strong psychic abilities, Tiffa's future sight makes her a target for the warring factions. Quiet, innocent, and prone to fainting, Tiffa is bombarded by horrible visions of the future, which she often seems determined to make come true. Upon meeting Garrod she realises that she is tied to him for better or for worse, and puts him in the position of having to fly the Gundam X.
- All-Loving Hero: Even more then Garrod, Tiffa believes the absolute best in people.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Her extreme reticence, penchant for expressing herself through very accurate drawings, and loose-fitting wardrobe seem to suggest some kind of issue.
- Barrier Maiden: Her Newtype powers make her sought after by everyone.
- Betty and Veronica: The Betty to Ennil's Veronica over Garrod's Archie.
- Blessed with Suck: She's a Newtype, which naturally means that all sorts of factions want to abduct her for her powers (or kill her). And her precognition is always depressing.
- Character Development: Similarly to Garrod, Tiffa has to gradually learn that she can't be alone all the time and becomes somewhat more open and willing to interact with others.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: Tiffa temporarily lets her Rapunzel Hair down and loose when possessed by Lucille Lilliant.
- Fainting Seer: She can see the future. And almost anything she sees is, well, not pleasing. After Tiffa helps Garrod use the Satellite Cannon for the first time, she has an epic Heroic B.S.O.D. - which includes her screaming at the top of her lungs and then massively collapsing; Jamil explains to Garrod that this happened because she, among other things, can sense the pain and death of people in the battlefield. OUCH.
- Friend to All Living Things and Innocent Fanservice Girl: Newtype dolphins ring a bell?
- Ill Girl: Played with. Though Tiffa's a bit delicate, the one time she was seriously about to die happened when Olba Frost, right after her Heroic B.S.O.D. in the beginning, injects her with poison. She does have a tendency to collapse or get wobbly after particularly strong visions, though.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Tiffa's big blue eyes sort of scream "trusting" don't they.
- Lady and Knight: The Bright Lady to Garrod's White Knight.
- Letting Her Hair Down: Only once, though: when possessed by Lucille's spirit.
- Mysterious Waif: Who and what Tiffa is are only slowly revealed.
- Playing with Syringes: It's strongly implied that Tiffa spent her early years as a lab rat, due to her powers.
- Proper Lady: As she starts shredding her phobia of people away, she evolves into a quiet yet powerful figure among her group.
- Rapunzel Hair: It hangs well past her waist.Likely to make her look more poised and reflect her lady-like nature.
- Seers: Tiffa's ability to see the future. Subverted, however, because Garrod goes out of his way to make sure her terrible visions don't come true.
- Spider-Sense: The bulk of Tiffa's powers.
- Shrinking Violet: Very, very shy. The first time she smiles and says something about her worldview isn't to any person, but to a pod of dolphins.
- Speaks Fluent Animal: Displays the ability to communicate with dolphins in episode 16.
- Soul Jar: Briefly acts as one for Lucille's soul.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: A lot smarter then a girl her age should be.
Voice Actor: Kenyuu Horiuchi
Main mecha: GX-9900-DV Gundam X DividerA one-time Federation ace, Jamil Neate is now the shellshocked captain of the Freeden, a landship filled with Vulture junk scavengers. Determined to ensure that no Newtypes ever endure what he went through, Jamil brings Tiffa onboard to protect her from the scientists who wish to exploit her talents. Unfortunately, in doing so, he makes the Freeden a target for every political and corporate faction around...Formerly a pilot of a GX-9900 Gundam X during the 7th Space War, he later becomes the pilot of the Gundam X Divider after Garrod gets hold of the Double X.
- A Father to His Men: It takes a lot to get him to show it, but Jamil cares deeply for the people under his command.
- Ace Pilot: In the backstory, he was one of the most well-known soldiers in the 7th Space War, hailed as a hero by the people of the Federation for his skills, perfectly controlled the Flash System, and was the one entrusted by Federation leaders to destroy one of the Space Colonies. Though he loses his Newtype abilities in the final battle of the war he is still shown to be this 15 years later as well, after apparently not even piloting a Gundam during that timespan, proving that his skills as a pilot go beyond any Newtype abilities.
- Big Damn Heroes: Uses Carris' captured Bertigo to save Garrod and Tiffa from Fort Severn.
- Big Good: As captain of the Frieden Jamil ends up occupying this role, while Garrod acts as The Hero proper.
- Brought Down to Badass: He was a Newtype, but lost his powers after the Colony Drop. Still, as Episode 13 proved, Jamil's skills more than make up for any lost powers.
- Cheerful Child: When young. But after the Colony Drop, he becomes a Broken Bird as an adult.
- Composite Character: Mix one part Zeta-era Amuro Ray, one part post-Zeta Kamille Bidan, one part Quattro Bajeena and one part Bright Noah in a blender and set to liquefy. Add Hot-Blooded Sideburns to the result.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Which is slowly explored throughout the series.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: Not content with a simple Bright Slap, Jamil drives Garrod to a frozen lake and throws the Gundam's control unit out on the ice, then makes him go get it with the ice cracking under him.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars Has one across his eye, covered by his shades.
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns: He had those even as a kid! He's not Hot-Blooded on the outside, but when he overcomes his cockpit phobia it shows.
- Kid Hero: Used to be one... and it psychologically scarred him to the point that he simply could not pilot a mobile suit for 15 years.
- Likes Older Women: Somewhat in his backstory. Unfortunately, All Love Is Unrequited. And she was was sealed in a capsule.
- Psychic Nosebleed: A variant; his ears bleed when he tries to mindcall Tiffa in the first episode.
- Rated M for Manly: Scars? Check. History as a badass pilot? Check. Hot blooded sideburns? Check. Cool Shades? Check.
- Retired Badass: In terms of piloting. As a captain, however, he is very badass.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The last war has left him very, very burned out, and he considers himself heavily responsible for the mass Colony Drop, as he was the one who pulled the trigger and called the Colonies' bluff.
- Sink-or-Swim Mentor: Towards Garrod. Episode 12 provides one example, where he leaves Garrod stuck in a frozen tundra and tells him to retrieve the controller to his Gundam, which Jamil has thrown onto a frozen lake. He tells Garrod not to return unless he manages to get the controller.
- Still Got It: Episode 13, when he sorties in the X-Divider, and puts Carris Nautilus in his place, without even using his Newtype powers. However, he does point out that he needed treatment from Dr. Farzenberg to get into the cockpit.
- Sunglasses at Night: For the most part. Hell, he wears his shades during surgery and post-op recovery! He ditches his Cool Shades at series' end, though.
- Supporting Leader: Like most Captains in the franchise, he's in charge, but not The Hero.
- Team Dad: Acts as a father figure to Garrod (to whom he's The Mentor) and Tiffa (to whom he's a protector).
- The Stoic: Emotion is not something Jamil displays a lot of.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: After the Colony Drop, Jamil developed a severe cockpit phobia. With Dr. Farzenberg's help, he begins to overcome it (starting in the Fort Severn arc) and eventually starts using the GX when the other three need a pinch hitter.
- Zen Survivor: Jamil's pretty burned out.
Voice Actor: Yumi Kakazu
Jamil's second-in-command, Sara has a fairly obvious crush on her boss, which she does her best to keep under wraps. Increasingly aware of just how screwed up Jamil is, Sara tries to lighten his load, though her curiosity about his past, and desire to keep him away from other potential love interests sometimes sabotages her.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: She gives Garrod a good hard smack after he went haring off to raid a nuclear reactor on his own, which resulted in Jamil getting severely injured to rescue him.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: She really wants to be the Gentle Girl to Jamil's Brooding Older Man.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She showed jealousy towards Tiffa at first and was rather curious about what Lucille meant for Jamil, but she eventually got over it.
- Expy: She's probably what Nanai Miguel would have been if she was more level-headed and less-jealous of her captain's Phlebotinum Girl.
- Number Two: Jamil's deputy captain.
- Odd Couple: She's good friends with Toniya, but Sara is serious and straightlaced while Toniya is... not.
- Pet the Dog: She tells the others to stop teasing Garrod over Tiffa when it looks like he's actually unhappy about it.
- Playing Against Type: This was the debut role of a then barely teenaged Yumi Kakazu. Yes, THAT Yumi Kakazu.
- Properly Paranoid: Is one of the few who thinks they shouldn't trust Olba when he's brought onboard. Her objections are shot down, but she's ultimately proved right.
- Spell My Name with an "S": It should probably be Sara(h).
- Subordinate Excuse: To Jamil, whom she obviously harbours feelings for.
- Team Mom: Tries to be this, but doesn't always succeed.
- Undying Loyalty: To Jamil. Her crush on him helps in this regard.
Voice Actor: Takumi Yamazaki
Main mecha: GT-9600 Gundam Leopard, GT-9600-D Gundam Leopard DestroyA freelance mobile suit pilot in the employ of Jamil Neate, Roabea is a consumate ladies' man with a healthy respect for his own skin, and a history of friendship with Witz Sou. Piloting the Leopard Gundam, Roabea acts as fire support for Garrod, Witz, and the rest of the team, using its substantial arsenal to lay down suppressive fire.
- Ace Pilot: Already a feared mercenary when the show starts, Roabea's an ace many times over.
- Achilles' Heel: The Leopard is occasionally hamstrung by its lack of flight capability—Roabea needs to hitch a ride on one of the other Gundams if there's a need to get off the ground.
- Alliterative Name: Unless you think his last name is "Loy".
- Big Brother Mentor: Towards Garrod—mainly with advice on how to woo Tiffa, but more serious matters too.
- Bishōnen: Another in a long line of Gundam pretty-boys. Seriously, look at that picture.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Roabea acts like The Casanova, visiting multiple girlfriends when he goes back to his hometown and claiming he can tell a woman's measurements just by looking, but he genuinely cares about every girl he pursues and is very unhappy if any of the girls is ever wronged. He's seriously interested in Sara but gives up when he realizes she's too in love with Jamil and later Ennil El once she stops trying to kill them.
- Expy: His Gundam very strongly resembles Trowa Barton's Heavyarms from Gundam Wing. (Roabea and Trowa are nothing alike as characters, however.)
- Gatling Good: The Leopard Gundam comes equipped with two of these—one on the wrist and the other carried as a weapon. It also has a Vulcan cannon in the chest to complete its complement of multibarreled weapons.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After resistance fighter Yurina is suddenly killed, he flees back to the Frieden, jumps back into the Leopard, and takes on the enormous, impenetrable mobile suit Gable at point-blank range. After unloading basically all the missiles into it and getting his Gundam beaten to hell in the process, Roabea turns towards the massed Gastarl forces and is ready to go all Leeroy Jenkins on them. It's Garrod and Witz who tell him no.
- Hired Guns: Roabea's a mercenary and a good one at that.
- Lady Killer In Love: He eventually gets hit with this when he falls for Sara and even more so, for Ennil.
- The Lancer: To Garrod, in battle, acting as second command and fire support.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Leopard is very fast, and very heavily armed/armoured. What stops it from reaching Game-Breaker status is that it cannot fly.
- The Lost Lenore: One of the women from his past died in undisclosed circumstances, and even after all of his skirtchasing, he's never forgotten her. Because she gave him the Leopard Gundam.
- Love Hurts: It's a Gundam show; someone has to get hit with this. First, it's part of his backstory, and later, he falls for a resistance spy/fighter named Yurina who is shot dead in front of him.
- Macross Missile Massacre: Why settle for bullets, when you can also unload every conceivable missile type on the planet?
- More Dakka: With built in gatling guns, grenade launchers and missiles, Roy's Leopard is set to do some damage.
- Mr. Fanservice: Along with being the resident bishonen, he also wears a tiny speedo in the Beach Episode.
- Only in It for the Money: Roabea is a mercenary, which means he has to live to spend the money he makes. Therefore, other considerations tend to come second, at least early on in the show.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: After the unhappy events of the Estard arc, Roabea kicks over a stack of crates when Kid tells him the Leopard is completely unfit for battle, then tries to get into the GX so he can help Garrod and Witz—previously, he'd been irritated but accepted the need to wait for Kid's work.
- Out of Focus: Not him personally, but Leopard Destroy never really gets anything significant to do. By the time it's ready the proto Newtypes have all been defeated and the next arc focuses only on Garrod in space, and then it's the final battle. As a result it pretty much just shows up a few times to blow up some grunts and that's it.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Witz's Red, which somewhat translates into the color of their mobile suits (in Japanese, the characters for blue and green [ao] are curiously interchangeable). When he learns to be more headstrong and committed in battle, the Leopard Destroy similarly upgrades to a red paintjob.
- Second Love: With/to Ennil after they both lose out on their first choices.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Sensitive Guy to Witz's Manly Man.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Roabea Roy? Loybea Loy? Roabea Loy? Loybea Roy?
- Stepford Smiler: He maintains a carefree, flippant attitude that sometimes borders on Gallows Humor, but he's lost a lot in his short life and the demeanor sometimes slips to show it.
- 10-Minute Retirement: He doesn't approve of fighting for a government in the Estard arc and heads off on his own, settling down with a woman named Yurina for a few days. After she is killed, he rejoins the crew, but then he has to wait another few episodes before he can fight again because the Leopard is so beat up.
- Tragic Keepsake: His Gundam itself is one. His lost First Love gave it to him.
- Walking Armoury: Even for a Gundam, the Leopard is loaded for bear.
- You Can't Go Home Again: After visiting all the girls on the way to his hometown, he finally stops at the grave of his first love and tells her that he doesn't have any reason to come back again now that she's gone.
- Younger Than They Look: Given his relative height, facial features, world-wise attitude, and frequently referring to fifteen-year-old Garrod as an impetuous youth, you'd assume that Roabea is in his twenties, probably his late twenties. You'd be wrong, because he's just eighteen.
Voice Actor: Kazuya Nakai
Main mecha: GW-9800 Gundam Airmaster, GW-9800-B Gundam Airmaster BurstAnother mercenary, Witz is good friends with Roabea, whom he tends to partner with on contracts. Piloting the Airmaster Gundam, Witz acts as the team's air support, hitting opponents from above. Always the first into a fight, Witz hates to run away. He has a complicated relationship with his mother, and siblings, and frequently pretends to be a far bigger jerk then he really is.
- Ace Pilot: Holds this status long before the show starts, and earns it over and over again throughout it.
- Berserk Button: Don't touch Witz's money. The three guys who do discover that he's not joking when he says he'll "follow you into the depths of Hell!"
- Big Brother Mentor: Like Roabea, he sometimes gives brotherly advice to Garrod.
- The Big Guy: In battle. Witz doesn't think. He just charges right in, relying on Jamil, Garrod, Roabea, etc, to worry about the tactical details.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He has some elements of this, ordering Roabea to stay back at one point so that he can have some fun.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Bickers constantly with Toniya, beginning in their first appearance together. They Do
- Disappeared Dad: Both his father and older brother were killed as a result of mobile suit pilots (though whether it was directly or as a result of a disease spread by the colonists is a little unclear), so Witz's own choice of career is a source of tension between him and his mom.
- The Dutiful Son: Has problems with his mother because he refuses to stay at home on the farm.
- Guns Akimbo: The Airmaster wields one laser pistol in each hand when in robot mode.
- Hired Guns: He and Roabea are both on contract with Jamil to act as guards.
- Hot-Blooded: Witz charges into fights with even more reckless abandon then Garrod.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He does care for his friends and family, despite how rough around the edges he is. He drops off a mobile-suit sized stash of gold to his family so they can have a good life until he comes back home.
- Not So Above It All: He dismisses the ghost stories about the "Sea of Lorelei" as so much bull. When Kid pranks them by killing the lights in the middle of Dr. Farzenberg's recitation of the poem, Witz grabs onto Roabea with all four limbs. Much to Roabea's displeasure.
- Only in It for the Money: Witz's goal is to get rich so that his family will be secure. Anything else comes second, at least early in the show.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Robea's Blue, which somewhat translates into the color of their mobile suits. When he begins to learn how to become a bit more focused and tactical in battle, the Airmaster Burst similarly upgrades to a blue paintjob.
- Spiky Hair: You start to wonder if it's jelled after a while.
- Stranger in a Familiar Land: Played with. He visits home expecting everything to be like it was since his father's death, but he's unhappy to learn that his mother has started a new relationship. Meanwhile, she's not happy with his being a pilot. They don't really have a proper reconciliation, but he has a chat with his new stepfather that calms him down a bit.
- Transforming Mecha: The Airmaster transforms into a fighter jet.
- Tsundere: Towards Toniya. Whenever she says something that could remotely be construed as interested in him, he stammers "Shut up!" and blushes. In the beach episode he makes a point of stomping off to a different part of the water and insisting it has nothing to do with her when nobody had suggested it would.
Voice Actor: Kotono MitsuishiOne of the Freeden's bridge crew. Toniya is always joking (or bickering with Witz) and enjoys flirting, but she still takes her job seriously and is loyal to Jamil.
- Bridge Bunny: Acts as communications officer on the Freeden's bridge.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Witz, whom she constantly bickers with. They Do
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Flippant, flirtatious, but good enough at her job to stay on the crew.
- Cool Big Sis: To Tiffa and Garrod, giving them both some badly needed guidance.
- Dark-Skinned Blond: Seems to have a permanent tan, along with her very blonde hair.
- Genki Girl: The Shower of Angst notwithstanding, Toniya is almost always cheerful and adds a note of levity to any situation.
- Morality Pet: To Ennil El. Toniya's friendship is the catalyst for Ennil El to question her vendetta against Garrod and the Frieden.
- Ms. Fanservice: Busty? Check. Dark Skinned Blonde? Check. Nice legs? Check...
- Odd Friendship: With Sara. Toniya is a flirt who takes nothing seriously. Sara's a dedicated officer, who takes everything seriously. They get along quite well.
- Shipper on Deck: Actively supports Garrod's romantic attempts towards Tiffa.
- Shopping Montage: During one pit stop she uses her time off to do some extensive window-shopping. This is how she meets and befriends Ennil El.
- Stepford Smiler: After Ennil decides to leave the ship, Tiffa notes that Toniya is acting more cheerful than usual to lift her own spirits.
- Shower of Angst: She is briefly shown looking uncharacteristically sad and serious in the showers during a scene where Dr. Farzenberg is explaining the personality of the crew to Garrod, hinting that she has as much tragedy in her life as anyone else in the After War era in spite of her carefree persona.
Voice Actor: Daiki Nakamura
- Bridge Bunnies: The pilot of the Freeden. He doesn't get very many lines.
- Mission Control: Spends most of his time relaying information to the pilots.
- Nice Guy: His distinguishing feature is his pleasant nature and ability to get along with other people.
- Non-Action Guy: Not a fighter.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: There's nothing very special about Shingo.
- Shipper on Deck: Garrod/Tiffa fanboy.
Dr. Techs Farzenberg
An old friend of Jamil's and the ship's doctor. Dr. Farzenberg is knowledgeable about both medicine and human nature, serving as a friend and adviser to Jamil and a mentor to Garrod. He's also a veteran of the last war, as a doctor rather than a combatant, and remembers its horrors well.
- Badass Pacifist: While he takes his profession's oath to "do no harm" seriously, he and Ennil manage to incapacitate and escape from the UNE forces at one point, using a faux Fanservice scene.
- The Confidant: He's known Jamil for the longest, so Jamil is able to discuss and reveal uncertainties with Techs that he can't with his subordinates. The good doctor does this for other characters as well, serving the crew as a combination physician and counselor.
- Frontier Doctor: Fills this role in post-apocalyptic America, providing medical aid for the Vulture crews.
- Non-Action Guy: Given that he's their doctor, this makes sense.
- The Medic: The only member of the Freeden's medical team that we actually meet.
- Shown Their Work: A large number of Texans are of German descent, which is something not many people outside of Texas, let along the US are aware of (unless maybe they watch a lot of King of the Hill, since this fact comes up in a few episodes).
- Spell My Name with an "S": We have lost count of how many different spellings his name has. The official English subtitles give his full name as Techs Farzenberg.
Voice Actor: Motoko KumaiThe Freeden's teenage mechanic. He takes his job very seriously and his team regard him with hero-worship. Garrod initially considers him a brat and while the feeling is mutual, they gradually get used to each other. Still, he never stops calling Garrod "Gundam Boy."
- Bratty Half-Pint: The only ones he's deferential to are Jamil and Dr. Farzenberg. With the pilots, he has no compuntions yelling at them, ordering them to help his crew, or impolitely saying they'll be useless in a particular set of conditions.
- Child Prodigy: He fixes Gundams with all kind of efficiency and is, like, 12 years old tops?
- Cross-Dressing Voices: His seiyuu is Motoko Kumai, who also voiced Li Syaoran.
- Determinator: He stabs himself in the leg, after not sleeping for days, so that the pain will keep him awake while he upgrades the Gundam.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: After the marathon upgrade session of repairing the Leopard and Airmaster, building the Harmonica cannon, and the X-Divider, during which he and his crew stay awake for over twenty-four hours. Kid even stabs himself in the leg with a screwdriver to keep from collpsing.
- The Gadfly: He really has fun getting under Garrod's skin and (despite shipping them) being a third wheel between Garrod and Tiffa.
- Gadgeteer Genius - Mr. Fixit: Really good at fixing almost anything.
- Improbable Age: Everyone else on the mechanic team is an adult, and they practically worship him.
- Never Bareheaded: He's always wearing his red-and-white baseball cap, which has "SAL" printed on the front.
- The Nicknamer: Always calls Garrod "Gundam Boy."
- Non-Action Guy: Not exactly your frontline warrior.
- Shipper on Deck: Another Garrod/Tiffa shipper.
New Earth Federation
Voice Actor: Shin Aomori
The President of the New Earth Federation, Bloodman seeks to reestablish a global state under his control, while reducing the Newtype population to nothing more than servants of the state.
- Bald of Evil: As part of his Obviously Evil image.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Alongside Seidel Rasso, Bloodman leads one of the warring factions, causing much turmoil until he's usurped by the Frost brothers.
- Dark Messiah: Sees himself as the saviour of humanity, an idea that the Frost Brothers encourage.
- Evil Sounds Deep: Courtesy of Shin Aomori's gravelly performance.
- Evil Old Folks: Somewhere in his sixties, to look at him.
- Expy: Of fellow post-apocalyptic mecha show bad guy and Sydney Greenstreet lookalike Kashim King.
- Fat Bastard: Really strains the suit he's wearing.
- Gendo Pose: Doing the Gendo Pose before Gendo.
- Heel Realisation: Perhaps. He's certainly more affected by the conversation with DOME than Rasso was, and was reconsidering his position on Newtypes.
- Man in White: Dressed all in white, which just serves to emphasise how ugly he is.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: With a name like "Bloodman" it's hard not to be villainous.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Toyed with. Bloodman's no fighter, yet he insists on leading the attack on the colonies in person from his flagship. In his own words, it is his duty as the new leader of humanity.
- Obviously Evil: An ugly, overweight, bald man in a white suit? And he's evil? You don't say.
- President Evil: He conquers small countries by stirring up old ethnic conflicts, has no problems with the Frost Brothers' tactics, and is otherwise unsympathetic (and definitely not interested in actual democracy).
- Puppet King: Shagia and Olba Frost are thoroughly manipulating Bloodman.
- Take Over the World: His objective. He pretty much pulls it off too.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Surprisingly yes. Bloodman really does think that the world would be better off unified under his leadership. However, he's just as twisted with hatred as Seidel Rasso, so much that he doesn't realize his own evil.
Voice Actor: Toshiyuki Morikawa
Main mecha: NRX-0013 Gundam Virsago, NRX-0013-CB Gundam Virsago ChestbreakA confident young man with a flair for tactics, a talent for piloting, and his own fair share of secrets, Shagia Frost and his brother, Olba, operate as freelance mercenaries, taking work for whoever will pay them. Initially contracted to recapture Tiffa from Vulture, Shagia is slowly revealed to have his own agenda where Newtypes and the oncoming war are concerned.
- Badass Longcoat: Favours a trenchcoat over his frilly clothes.
- Bad Boss: Destroys an allied suit in episode 21, while his brother kills 3 allied soldiers who were swimming in the ocean. Both decide to chalk the death of the soldiers up to losses suffered during battle.
- Bash Brothers: He and Olba are a literal example, using their Psychic Link to coordinate their assaults.
- Beta Test Baddie: He's a Category F Newtype and resents everyone with greater talents and stronger Psychic Powers.
- Big Bad: Takes on this role by the end. At times he and Olba seem to be a Big Bad Duumvirate (and they definitely think of themselves as such), although Shagia is undoubtedly the senior partner.
- Bishōnen: Not to quite the degree of say, Roabea, or god forbid, Carris, but still very effeminate.
- The Chessmaster: Shagia doesn't like to leave things to chance. His establishing character moment involves him discussing tactics while playing with a chessboard.
- Chest Blaster: The Visago's most powerful weapons is the beam cannon mounted on its chest. The recoil alone is so strong, that it has to anchor itself with its arms before firing them.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Probably the biggest example in the whole Gundam franchise, which is saying a lot.
- Co-Dragons: To Fixx Bloodman alongside Olba. Though they're actually the Big Bad Duumvirate manipulating Bloodman.
- Combination Attack: He and Olba do this frequently.
- Creepy Twins: The warped relationship between he and Olba is just plain disturbing at times.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His love for his brother is one of his few humanising traits.
- Evil Is Petty: He enjoys inflicting petty acts of cruelty and treachery just because it furthers his larger goal of "get back at everyone ever for being a Category F."
- Final Solution: All Newtypes must die.
- Freudian Excuse: The reason why he and Olba wanted to start a war that would kill everybody? They're mad at the world for being considered worthless failures, as they were born as Category Fs and not "proper" Newtypes. This leads them to despise the very concept of Newtypes as inherently superior humans. Ironically, he and his brother are the only major characters not present when D.O.M.E., the "original Newtype", reveals that the idea of Newtypes as the next step in human evolution is complete bunk. (This is actually why the Frost Brothers are more popular among western Gundam fans than in Japan. Japan found them to be disappointing because they were expecting some big dramatic master plan by them, or something showing them to be characters along the lines of Scirocco. When it was revealed that they were simply two brothers who were angry at the world because of their own insecurities and out of sheer pettiness, that fell through. However, Western fans found it made them feel more human and believable as antagonists, and was refreshing compared to the constant "master plan" villains.)
- Hand Blast: The Visago mounts a laser in between the claws on its hands.
- Hired Guns: Presents himself as a mercenary in order to switch sides as often as necessary.
- Hypocrite: Angry over being looked down on as a lower level Newtype, but has no problem calling Carris useless because he is an Artificial Newtype.
- I Just Want to Be Special: A part of his Freudian Excuse.
- Its All About Me And My Brother: They don't give a damn about any other person beyond their use as puppets.
- Karma Houdini: He's crippled but still alive at the end.
- Manipulative Bastard: Plays both sides like a fiddle.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Kills the only two people who really wanted a war, which lets the Freeden put a stop to it.
- Non-Identical Twins: Shagia is taller than Olba and acts like the older of the pair (which he technically is, but by minutes rather than years).
- Straw Nihilist: Convinced that all life except for Olba and his is worthless.
- Obviously Evil: The Visago is a huge blood red mobile suit, with demonic wings, clawed hands, and a decidedly devilish appearance. It's even named for a demon in the Ars Goetia.
- The Resenter: Towards Newtypes and all those who support them.
- Siblings in Crime: With Olba, his partner in piloting, treachery, and the plotting of genocide.
- Smug Smiler: His facial expression rarely varies from his trademark half smile.
- Smug Snake: Whether Shagia is one of these, or a genuine Magnificent Bastard is a matter of some contention among the fanbase.
- The Starscream: Betrays everyone who trusts him (except for Olba, of course; see Even Evil Has Loved Ones above).
- Super Prototype: The Virsago.
- Taking the Bullet: Does it for Olba in episode 12, intercepting the blast from Garrod's Harmonica Cannon.
- Teens Are Monsters: He's 19, and a totally amoral mercenary who happens to be the Big Bad.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Initially this is how he and Olba come off. They're actually far more dangerous than that.
- Twin Telepathy: With Olba. They see what one another see, hear one another's thoughts, and can do so over vast distances. In spite of the Federation's disdain for it, they use the ability to great effect.
- Villainous Breakdown: A very brief one, when he absolutely freaks out when he sees Garrod regaining control of the Satellite system.
- Wave Motion Gun: Mounted on the Virsago's chest. Towards the end of the series, Virsago Chest Break gains three, in addition to being one half of the Satellite Launcher system along with the Ashtaon Hermit Crab.
- War for Fun and Profit: Shagia sees the war as a way to quietly exterminate all Newtypes and those who believe in them, making himself and Olba look better in comparison.
- Younger Than They Look: Looks considerably older than his brother but they're actually fraternal twins.
Voice Actor: Nozomu Sasaki
Main mecha: NRX-0015 Gundam Ashtaron, NRX-0015-HC Gundam Ashtaron HermitcrabThe younger twin brother of Shagia Frost, Olba is his brother's confidant, right-hand, and coconspirator. Totally devoted to Shagia, Olba suppresses his own personality and hopes in order to make his big brother's dreams a reality, leaving himself rather unstable beneath the surface. He, like Shagia, is a talented mobile suit pilot, and operates the Ashtaron, a transformable Gundam with a mobile armour alt-mode.
- Ace Pilot: A top-notch pilot, with plenty of kills under his belt before the series even begins, Olba cements his status by taking on the Leopard, Airmaster, and X-Divider in a three-on-one match after Shagia is hurt, and not only performing well, but emerging all but unscathed.
- Ax-Crazy: Both brothers are dangerous, but Olba is the one who tends to go berserk.
- Bad Boss: Kills 3 allied soldiers in episode 21, while his brother kills an allied mobile suit 3 allied soldiers. Both decide to chalk the death of the soldiers up to losses suffered during battle.
- Bash Brothers: He and Shagia are an unusually literal take on the trope. Thanks to their Psychic Link they are able to coordinate their attacks to near-perfection.
- Berserk Button: Hurting Shagia in any way will send Olba into a frothing rage.
- Beta Test Baddie: He and Shagia feel that the existence of Newtypes has led to their own talents being overlooked.
- Big Brother Instinct: Inverted: he's the younger one (if only by a few minutes). His seiyuu) even got sick of saying the phrase "nii-san" (big brother) when the series finally ended.
- Bishōnen: Olba is arguably even more effeminate then his big brother.
- Co-Dragons: To Fixx Bloodman alongside Shagia. Though they're actually the Big Bad Duumvirate manipulating Bloodman.
- Combination Attack: This is the brothers' signature. Especially in the finale with regards to the Satellite Launcher.
- Combining Mecha: A variation of this in the finale. The Satellite Launcher mounted on the Ashtaron Hermit Crab requires docking with the Virsago Chest Break in order to access the mirror system necessary to charge the thing.
- Creepy Twins: There is something deeply unsettling about the brothers' closeness.
- The Dragon: To Shagia; at times they're closer to a Big Bad Duumvirate, though with Olba as the junior partner.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Shagia is probably the only person on earth that Olba gives a damn about. Of course, given how screwed up Olba is, even that emotion takes on some iffy connotations.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Olba is an ax-crazy, treacherous monster who's out to punish the whole world for the actions of a few Federation officials, but even he thinks Demar Griffe is a weirdo.
- Fatal Flaw: He hates losing, which is frequently an issue because he and his brother often need to retreat to complete their other goals. At one point he abruptly cancels his retreat and goes back for more because he couldn't stand looking weak and almost gets killed. Another time he calls Garrod over the comm to tell him part of their plan just to try to get some kind of verbal victory when running away yet again.
- Final Solution: Like Shagia, Olba wants a Newtype genocide.
- Freudian Excuse: See Shagia's entry for the full details.
- Hired Guns: He and Shagia use mercenary work as their cover story.
- I Just Want to Be Special
- Its All About Me And My Brother
- Karma Houdini: Survives the end of the show unscathed, although he does have to watch his brother get crippled.
- Straw Nihilist: Shares Shagia's opinions on the worth of life.
- Obviously Evil: The Astaroth is a huge, dark grey machine with pincer claws, and a demonic design.
- Psycho Supporter: Of his brother. In addition to being an Axe-Crazy Straw Nihilist, Olba's brother complex is so strong that he more or less subordinates his entire identity towards making his brother's dreams become a reality.
- The Resenter: Of Newtypes, their fans, and the rest of the world.
- The Rival: Somewhat subverted. He plays this up with Garrod so he'll think that's why he and his brother keep following him around instead of the real reason of Garrod leading them to newtype related things.
- Siblings in Crime: Acts as The Dragon to his Big Bad brother.
- Smug Snake: While Shagia might have shades of magnificence, Olba is an arrogant prick to the core.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Sometimes translated as the more sensible-sounding Oliver Frost. May actually be a corruption of Orobas, another Goetic demon.
- Spider Tank: The Astaroth's vehicular mode bears a strong resemblance to a crab or lobster, especially after it's upgrade.
- Super Prototype: The Ashtaron.
- Teens Are Monsters: Also 19. Also exceptionally dangerous.
- Those Two Bad Guys: Initially this is how he and Shagia come off. They're actually far more dangerous than that.
- Transforming Mecha: The Astaron transforms from Gundam to giant crab like mobile armour.
- Twin Telepathy: He uses his psychic link with Shagia to great effect and usually is the one to go on scouting or spying missions while Shagia coordinates with whatever official they're using today.
- Undying Loyalty: To his older brother. It's probably Olba's only good trait, and without a doubt his defining one.
- War for Fun and Profit: See Shagia's entry.
- Wave Motion Gun: The Ashtaron Hermit Crab gains its own Satellite Cannon (known as the Satellite Launcher) during the final arc. It requires docking with the Virsago Chest Break (which has the mirror system needed to charge the thing).
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Really, really wants to have his beloved older brother's approval.
- Yandere: Apparently, one of the rare male examples. Could be a case of Never Live It Down, though.
Voice Actor: Masashi HiroseA New U.N.E. solider who was in the military even before the Seventh Space War. While Katokk has a laundry list of eccentricities and a long history of insubordination, he is one of the New U.N.E.'s most skilled soldiers. Katokk despises Newtypes, especially Jamil, because his wife and daughter were killed by the U.N.E.'s Newtype forces in war's final battle.
- Anti-Villain: He's a good man who only works for the New U.N.E. because he has nowhere else to go since his family died.
- Catch Phrase: "My late wife liked to say that..."
- Cynicism Catalyst: Katokk lost his faith in humanity after his wife and daughter died in the war.
- Death Seeker: Katokk eventually admits that he's been looking for a place to die since the war so he can join his family in death.
- Expy: To Ramba Ral. Both of them are Old Soldier Anti-Villains who find themselves holding a live grenade at an airlock after a failed on-foot raid of the heroes' ship. They even share a voice actor.
- The Heavy: Aimzat is the Arc Villain of the Zonder Epta arc, but Katokk gets far more focus.
- Interrupted Suicide: In episode 21. Tiffa throws herself onto him in order to stop him from setting off a grenade, stating that he's too kind of a person to die.
- Old Soldier: Katokk is a career soldier who served in the U.N.E. army even before the Seventh Space War.
- Redemption Equals Death: He dies after betraying the New U.N.E. to help the Freeden crew escape Zonder Epta.
- Revenge Before Reason: Katokk admits to Tiffa that he knows that the SRA killed his family before Jamil blew up the colony they were on, but Katokk needs someone to blame for their deaths.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Katokk betrays the New U.N.E. to disprove Tiffa's prophecy that she would never see the Freeden crew or Katokk ever again. This leads to Katokk dying helping the Freeden crew steal the Double X, meaning that Tiffa will never see him again.
- Taking the Bullet: He dies when he uses his body to shield Garrod and Tiffa from a crapload of machine gun fire.
- Vengeance Feels Empty: Garrod taunts him, accurately, by sarcastically asking if Katokk is happy and satisfied now that he's handed Jamil over to the Federation. Katokk responds with a Neck Lift, admitting to himself later that Garrod is right.
Voice Actor: Koji Yusa
Main mecha: NRX-007 CorrelA strange New Earth Federation pilot and candidate Newtype, Griffe is the first of the officers under Shagia and Olba Frost's command to be sent out against the Frieden and its crew. He favours lightweight suits, specifically his NRX-007 Correl, and the colour white.
- Ace Pilot: Had this status before getting sent out to face Garrod.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: An effective pilot, though his love of the colour white makes him decidedly eccentric.
- Fragile Speedster: The Correl is amazingly fast, and insanely agile, but lacks even the most rudimentary armor.
- Knife Nut: His Correl is so lightly armoured that it can only use a single knife as its main weapon.
- Man in White: Dresses all in white and insists on painting his mobile suit that colour as well.
- Red Baron: "White Death".
- Sociopathic Soldier: Enjoys killing just a bit too much.
- Villain of the Week: Villain of Episode 26.
Voice Actor: Mitsuaki Madono
Main mecha: NRX-011 BritovaAnother one of the candidate Newtypes under the Frost Brothers'command, he is the second pilot to fight the Double X. His mobile suit, the Britova, specializes in close range combat with sharpened strings instead of beam sabers. He has a Split Personality, of which the first is a genuine Nice Guy while the second is an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight.
- Ace Pilot: Just like the other pilots under the Frosts'command.
- Ax-Crazy: His second personality.
- Dying as Yourself: He reverts back to his Nice Guy self before his Mobile Suit explodes.
- Expository Hairstyle Change: His bowl cut turns into an upswept Delinquent Hair 'do when he switches into his evil side.
- Evil Red Head: His second personality has a red hair color.
- Friend to All Living Things: He befriends a stray puppy at the beginning of his episode.
- Meaningful Name: Duett.
- Nice Guy: His first personality.
- Razor Floss: His Mobile Suit uses these instead of the usual beam sword.
- Red Baron: "The Shadow".
- Split Personality: He seems able to switch between them at will, using his evil Blood Knight half for battle and being the Nice Guy at all other times.
- Superpowered Evil Side
- Unfriendly Fire: His establishing shot is killing several of his fellow Feddies with his razor wire.
- Villain of the Week: Of Episode 27.
Voice Actor: Kyousei Tsukui
Main mecha: NRX-010 GableA New Earth Federation mobile suit pilot, Draid is one of several candidate Newtypes placed under Shagia and Olba Frost's command. The pilot of the gigantic NRX-010 Gable, Draid is an adrenaline junkie who admits that he is looking to die.
- Ace Pilot: Already had this status.
- The Bad Guy Wins: In a sense, yes. Draid might not have defeated the Frieden's crew, but he got exactly what he wanted: a soldier's death on the battlefield, after his best fight yet.
- Blood Knight: He lives for nothing but fighting. While he wants a death on the battlefield, he's going to damn well earn it from a matched opponent.
- Death Seeker: Draid admits outright that his goal in life is to keep pushing the envelope until somebody kills him, allowing him to experience that final rush before death.
- Go Out with a Smile: Dies smiling as he finally gets to experience that final rush.
- Mighty Glacier: The Gable is huge and slow, but virtually indestructible.
- Nigh-Invulnerability: The Gable's shielding renders it immune to almost all ranged weapons, and most close up ones. It takes close range fire from heavy projectile weaponry to even come close to damaging it.
- Red Baron: "Killing Machine". Doubles as Names to Run Away from Really Fast.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Draid is pretty indifferent to the carnage he causes. He'll do anything if it pushes his enemies towards killing him.
- Villain of the Week: The villain of Episode 28.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Light blue.
Space Revolutionary Army
Voice Actor: Kazuhiko Kishino
The new leader of the SRA, Rasso has transformed the colony of Cloud 9 into a Police State. Claiming that Newtypes can only emerge in space, Rasso preaches that the colonies have an inherent right to conquer and rule the world.
- Bad Boss: Has Nicola executed for suggesting peace negotiations.
- Big Bad Ensemble: He and Bloodman and the Frost Brothers compete for the position of Big Bad of the show as a whole.
- Evil Is Not Pacifist: Rasso wants a war more than anybody except maybe the Frost Brothers.
- Expy He's Gihren Zabi without the charisma.
- Fantastic Racism: Against people from Earth; naturally he calls them Oldtypes.
- Glorious Leader: He's fond of New Era Speeches about the superiority of spacedwellers and the Newtype master race, plans to kill the people who have managed to survive on Earth, and comes down ruthlessly on any dissent.
- Ignored Epiphany: Registers DOME's lecture on how Newtypes are not the Master Race, then goes right back to claiming that they are.
- Kill Sat: Tries to deploy one against Earth.
- Master Race: Claims that Newtypes, and therefore space colonists, are this. He rejects Tiffa because an Earth-born natural Newtype would conflict with his propaganda.
- Smug Snake: An arrogant slimeball who is outwitted by Garrod and Pala and betrayed by his subordinates.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Rather than reconquer the rebellious colony at Satelicon, he has it obliterated with photon torpedoes.
- Villain with Good Publicity: Rasso is a ruthless and genocidal dictator, but he presents himself to the public as a peaceful man who only fights to protect the colonies. As such, the people of Cloud 9 practically worship the man.
Main mecha: RMS-019R Crouda Lancerow CustomA one-time enemy of Jamil Neate's, Lancerow lost his Newtype powers during the waning days of the war. Currently an instructor and Captain in the new SRA, Lancerow has some serious doubts about Siedel Rasso's goals.
- Ace Pilot: One of the best pilots of the previous war.
- Antivillain: Which is why he ultimately switches sides. He's friendly to Tiffa while she's in the SRA's Gilded Cage, protests Rasso's draconian measures, and doesn't ascribe to his philosophy.
- Bishōnen: A less extreme case than many on the show.
- Brought Down to Badass: He lost his Newtype powers in the final battle of the war, but is still a dangerous and effective pilot even without them.
- Char Clone: Averted. He's got a lot in common with MSG Char, but lacks the blond hair, sunglasses/mask, and jackassery associated with most of them... and at least visually looks more like an unmasked Chronicle Asher or a Palette Swap of Treize Khrushrenada.
- Expy: An interesting variant. His personality is modelled not on Char (who was essentially a complete jackass), but on the Draco in Leather Pants version of Char that exists in the fandom. He's not so much as expy of Char as he is the realisation of who the fandom wanted Char to be.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: At the last minute he turns around and starts fighting for the Freeden crew.
- Significant Green-Eyed Redhead: The only character in the show to meet this description and he's a pretty key player.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Lancerow's a good guy, who happens to be on the wrong side.
- The Rival: To young Jamil. The two of them went at it frequently during the backstory, acting as their world's version of Amuro and Char respectively. In sharp contrast to those two, however, the rivalry between Jamil and Lancerow was never personal. In fact, their meeting late in the series is strongly implied to be the first time the two have ever actually met face to face.
- Worthy Opponent: To Jamil and Garrod, albeit briefly, respecting both of them as pilots.
- Zen Survivor: Like Jamil, the last war did bad things to Lancerow's atttitude.
A spy from the Space Revolutionary Army. He's first seen gathering information in the Federation's Newtype lab shortly before its destruction by the Frost brothers; he is one of the few to escape alive. He's actually a high-ranking member of the Space Revolutionary Army government and one of Seidel Rasso's inner circle.
- Affably Evil: A genuinely all around Nice Guy who actually cares about Tiffa, but subscribes to Seidel's ideology of Newtypism.
- Anti-Villain: Just like his friend Lancerow Dawell, he is actually a really affable person, albeit fighting on the wrong side.
- Dead Man Writing: He leaves Lancelow a video message in expectation for his execution, as he has turned against Rasso's philosophy of Newtypism—specifically the bits about murdering all the "oldtypes". He entreats Lancelow to take over leadership of the SRA instead.
- The Mole: Is one for the Space Revolutionary Army, spying on the New United Nations Earth from inside their Newtype research lab.
- Poor Communication Kills: There was plenty of communicating from Tiffa that she did not want to go to space, what with all the screaming and struggling. But it's not until they actually get there that Nicola opens his damn ears and realizes that he has done her the exact opposite of a favor.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Unlike his boss Seidel...
- (Anti)-Villainous Friendship: With Lancerow Dawell.
- Shot at Dawn: Rasso puts him in front of a firing squad for suggesting peace negotiations after the loss of the Kill Sat.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Believes that Newtypes are the future of the world, which is why he kidnaps Tiffa and brings her to the colonies.
Voice Actor: Chieko Honda
Main mecha: DT-6800HMC Daughtress High Mobility Command Wise Wallaby, DTM-700D Esperanza, RMS-006G Jenice Kai Ennil El CustomA wandering mercenary who crosses paths with Garrod and the Frieden on multiple occasions. Humiliated by her defeat to Garrod, she works with various factions with the aim of taking down Garrod and the Frieden.
- Ace Pilot: Ennil is one of the most skilled pilots in the show. As an enemy, she regularly gives the Frieden's pilots a lot of trouble and is able to get a lot out whatever mobile suit she's in.
- Alliterative Name: They both start with "E".
- Badass Normal: Did we mention her signature machine is a customized Jenice, and she manages to be a very tough opponent it it?
- Bare Your Midriff: Not that it's the only thing she's baring.
- Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Tiffa's Betty. She's new and dangerous. Tiffa's sweet and safe. Both of them are after Garrod.
- Broken Bird: Ennil's pretty damaged, though she puts on a tough facade.
- Can't Bathe Without a Weapon: She keeps a gun handy even in the shower.
- Can't Catch Up: Although an excellent pilot, she's relegated to defending the Frieden in the Final Battle because she's in the least powerful machine.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: Looks rather similar to Nana Visitor, particularly as Intendent Kira, with her headband and revealing outfit.
- Crazy-Prepared: Hid a flashbang in her Victoria's Secret Compartment at some point in case she'd ever need it.
- Dark Action Girl: Pre-Heel–Face Turn.
- Distaff Counterpart: To Ramba Ral. See expy, below.
- Expy: Blue machine? Bonds with a protagonist over drinks? Connections to the Space Colonies due to her father being a high-ranking war hero? Ennil is either this series's equivalent to Ramba Ral or her Disappeared Dad Nada El was this series's equivalent to Ramba Ral.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Toys with this around the middle of the series, working in a bar and having a tentative romance with a civilian while being tempted with a new mobile suit. She chooses piloting and later learns that her would-be fiance was executed when the Feddies took over the place.
- Last Minute Hookup: She gets together with Roabea Roy at the very end.
- Light Feminine and Dark Feminine: To both Tiffa and Toniya, in different degrees.
- Ms. Fanservice: Dark Action Girl style before her Heel–Face Turn.
- Not Good with Rejection: She was already targeting the Frieden before, in order to capture the GX, but it's Garrod rejecting her advances that causes her to develop a hatred for the ship and its crew, Garrod in particular. This hatred causes her to ally with numerous other villains in the series in order to get back at Garrod and kill him. She even chooses to leave behind a life of peace in order to begin antagonizing the crew of the Frieden once more because of this.
- Pair the Spares: See Last Minute Hookup above.
- Pet the Dog: She strikes up a genuine friendship with Toniya (not knowing she's from the Frieden), showing that she's more than an immoral enemy pilot and that she's not entirely happy with what her life is. She also tries to get Toniya protected after tipping off the Feds to the crew's escape attempt when captured.
- Revenge Before Reason: She teams up with Nomoa Long and other unsavory types in her attempts to get back at the inhabitants of Earth in general and Garrod in particular, although she starts easing off when she takes a good long look at her allies and realises exactly how much reason she'd have to discard.
- Sixth Ranger: Eventually joins up with the heroes after suffering several losses, being courted by the SRA, and deciding she'd rather stop their Newtypism crusade than join it.
- Stalker with a Crush: Sneaks into Garrod's room to try and convince him to sleep with her in what's implied to be a warped attempt to open up to someone and offload her massive emotional baggage, and when he shoots her down (almost literally), she takes the rejection about as badly as one might expect, following him everywhere and plotting to kill him for rejecting her. (She gives it up after befriending Toniya.)
- Stripperiffic: Her costume has very little actual material in it.
- You Killed My Father: Her father was an SRA general hiding out on Earth after the war, and his neighbours took it... poorly when they found out. One lynching later, Ennil was minus a home and family and plus a seething hatred for Earth and its inhabitants.
Voice Actor: Yuko Mizutani
Main mecha: RMSN-008 BertigoAn Artifical Newtype created by Nomoa Long, Carris initially acts as a villain, seeking to unite the world and clashing with Garrod because of it. After his defeat, he realises how wrong he was, and pulls a Heel–Face Turn.
- Anti-Villain: Carris sincerely believes he's the good guy.
- The Atoner: After realising that he's helping an evil man, and that there was no need for all the other Cyber-Newtype experimentees to die.
- Attack Drones: Given that the Bertigo is an expy of the Qubeley, this isn't real surprising. They're deployed from under the wings and controlled by his mind.
- Back for the Finale: He returns in the final arc to help the Frieden's crew get into space and stop the war.
- Big Damn Heroes: Saves Jamil and the rest of the Frieden crew from being executed in Episode 35.
- Birds of a Feather: He sees himself and Tiffa as the same, and clearly wants to befriend her because he's lonely (although he's not nice about it).
- Bishōnen: To the point of Viewer Gender Confusion.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Trashes Garrod, Roabea, and Witz in their first encounter, leaving the X in pieces, Garrod unconcious, and the Leopard and Airmaster damaged.
- Cross-Dressing Voices: Pretty much the only way to get that high, soft voice of his.
- Empty Shell: He nearly becomes one when Nomoa forces him into the Patoulia as its systems overwrite his thoughts.
- Expy: Spear Counterpart of Ple Two. His mobile suit Bertigo is a dead ringer for the Quebeley, though in Haman Khan's colors.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Actually volunteered to become an Artificial Newtype because he wanted power.
- I Surrender, Suckers: He fakes this, pointing an unloaded gun at Garrod when Garrod opens up the Bertigo's cockpit, because he wants Garrod to kill him.
- Ill Boy: He is an artificial Newtype, and boy does it suck to be one. He does, however, seem to accept his fate by series' end.
- Interrupted Suicide: After his suicide by cop fails, Carris crawls out into the snow, planning to die of exposure. Garrod intervenes before this can happen, however.
- No-Sell: Garrod tries to cause a Heel–Face Turn by informing Carris of the lethal experiments on dozens of others to make one successful Cyber-Newtype. Carris shrugs it off; he knew that from the start and volunteered anyway. (What does get him is learning that Tiffa is a natural-born Newtype.)
- Playing Against Type: Yuko Mizutani is generally known for action girls, and little sister figures, not antivillainous boys.
- Psychic Powers: Can read minds, mind link with other Newtypes, and psychically control the Bertigo's drones.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To Garrod
- Sixth Ranger: Like Ennil El above, he becomes one when he rescues the Frieden crew and helps them out.
- The Smart Guy: When he joins the group.
- Super Soldier: Engineered to be one by Nomoa Long.
- Suicide by Cop: He sets himself up to get shot by Garrod to atone for all the people that died to create him. Garrod does shoot him, but it's not fatal and he immediately gets Caris medical treatment.
- Teens Are Monsters: At first.
- Tyke Bomb: Prepped to be a super soldier since a very early age.
- Unwitting Pawn: Of Nomoa Long. Carris thinks he's protecting his home and bringing peace to the world. He's really being used as an instrument of revenge.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: He volunteered to undergo the Cyber-Newtype treatment to become a deadly combatant and he's all ready to use the truly massive mobile armor Patoulia... to create a peaceful world.
Mayor Nomoa Long
Voice Actor: Kazuhiro Nakata
Main mecha: MAN-003 PatuliaFormerly a scientist with the Space Revolutionary Army, Nomoa Long (once Professor Dorat) hides out on Earth under an assumed name. Having become Mayor of Fort Severn, he plots his revenge on the United Nations Earth for defeating the SRA.
- Arc Villain: Is independent of the other villains, and serves as the Big Bad of a multiepisode arc.
- Bad Boss: Tries to shoot Ennil for being a defeatist when she announces that they've lost.
- Driven to Suicide: With his project in ruins, Nomoa decides to kill himself rather than surrender to Garrod.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Out to engineer the perfect super soldier. After killing dozens, he finally creates a working artificial Newtype with Carris.
- Former Regime Personnel: Was an officer in the Space Revolutionary Army during the war. After its end he was abandoned on Earth, defected, and took on a new identity.
- For Science!: Seems to be his motivation
- High-Class Glass: Has the monocle and the look, though as events show, there's nothing classy about him.
- Mad Scientist: He's the one behind the Cyber Newtype project in this universe, making Carris what he is today.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Carris, who is his creation and his pawn.
- Manipulative Bastard: Preys on Carris' hopes of saving the world in order to get him to do what he wants.
- Mayor Pain: Nomoa acts as the mayor of Fort Severn, planning to use it as a stepping stone in his plan to reunite the world under Carris Nautilus. A lot of the town's funds get diverted to his private projects, which ultimately destroy much of Fort Severn upon activation.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Subverted. Nomoa has the rank and the look one associates with this (complete with High-Class Glass), but is one of the most flat out insane characters in the show.
- Revenge: Seeks vengeance on the Earth Federation for the defeat of the colonies.
- Revenge Before Reason: Refuses to abandon his project even as it becomes apparent that they are losing the battle. This results in Garrod capturing the control centre.
- Smug Snake: As standard for Gundam's evil scientists. He's arrogant, condescending, and generally unpleasent.
- Alliterative Name: "L" in this case.
- And I Must Scream: Kept inside a capsule, in a forcibly induced coma, for 15 years.
- Barrier Maiden: Poor woman is wanted by everyone due to her massive Newtype powers.
- Cool Big Sis: She was a mentor to young Jamil.
- Fan Disservice: She's seen naked during the whole time she's been locked inside her capsule. While Lucille's extremely beautiful and we don't see stuff usually related to Fan Disservice (fluids, blood, guro, etc.), it's not fanservicy because as mentioned above, she's basically unconscious all the time and the circumstances surrounding her nudity are terrible..
- Girl in a Box: Kept in a capsule in an undersea laboratory.
- Grand Theft Me: A rare heroic example., when she possesses Tiffa.
- Heroic Sacrifice: She uses up all her residual Newtype-infused strength to help Jamil defend the Freiden, even if it results in her final death.
- Rapunzel Hair: Goes down to her hips in a Hime Cut.
Main mecha: GS-9900 G-FalconA pilot from Satelicon who bails Garrod out during a bad fight with Lancerow Darell, Pala quickly strikes up a friendship with Garrod, and joins up with the Frieden's crew, using her G-Falcon to back up their Gundams.
- Action Girl: A capable pilot in the G-Falcon.
- Distaff Counterpart: She looks and acts like a female version of Garrod, enough that you might think she's a long-lost sibling.
- Doomed Hometown: She was rescued from a stranded refugee ship in which almost everyone died, including her parents. Then she has to watch as Satelicon and everyone on it is torpedoed into oblivion.
- Genki Girl: Nothing gets Pala down for long, and she's constantly hyperactive.
- Mecha Expansion Pack: The G-Falcon can either carry other suits within it (befitting its role as an Expy of the G-Fighter) or be worn as a booster unit.
- Plucky Girl: Relentlessly cheerful, even after Satelicon is destroyed.
- Shipper on Deck: She quickly jumps on the Garrod/Tiffa boat, although by that point it was almost official anyway.
- Shorttank: Right down to the arguments with Garrod.
- Sixth Ranger: Yet another late edition for the Frieden crew.
- Spell My Name with an "S" Pala, Paula, Perla...?
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Tiffa, playing Action Girl to her Mysterious Waif.
- Wrench Wench: Good enough to impress Kid, actually.
- Younger Than They Look: She's fifteen, but since she doesn't fall into Teens Are Short like Garrod and Tiffa do, it comes as a surprise.
DOME (Walking Spoiler warning)
The automatic defense system for the Microwave Generator on the Moon that supplies power to the Satellite Cannon. It was built out of the body of the first Newtype to ever appear, and his mind is still active within the system.
- Attack Drone: Controls several custom G-Bit Mobile Suits which protect the facility it's housed in. They're subsequently wiped out by the Frosts in their upgraded Gundams.
- Brain Uploading: Apparently unintentionally. The Old Federation just wanted his Newtype powers for the system, but wound up getting his consciousness as well.
- Evolutionary Levels: Thoroughly debunked. DOME is very strongly of the opinion that Newtypes are neither more evolved nor any different from any other human being: they just happen to have special talents. DOME further states that the ideal of a "Newtype" is nothing more than a fiction made up by people desperate for a "savior", and they are not an existence that will solve humanity's problems.
- Heroic Neutral: It attacks anyone, be they from the Federation or Space Army, who comes near the lunar facility, because it knows they only want its power for destruction. Given that it has a small army of G-Bits equipped with Satellite Cannons at its disposal, most don't dare attempt an attack. It only allows the Frieden crew (and representatives from the other powers) into the base because it sensed, through Tiffa, their strong desire for peace.
- Psychic Powers: DOME's human body has long since been lost, but its Newtype powers are still there. It is by far the most potent Newtype seen in the show.
- Transhuman: It doesn't appear to consider itself a human being anymore. Emphasized by its "appearance" as a small ball of blue light, rather than anything resembling the human form.
- Walking Spoiler: It is only first mentioned about seven episodes before the end, and almost nothing about it is revealed until the final two episodes. The characters meeting with DOME also triggers the end of the main conflict.