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Main mecha: Shining Gundam, God GundamDomon is the perpetually irritated Gundam Fighter of Neo-Japan. He returned home after ten years training to find that his mother was dead and his father was sentenced to cryogenic imprisonment for building the Devil Gundam, which was stolen by Kyoji Kasshu and taken to Earth. The Neo-Japanese government offered Domon a deal: find Kyoji and win the Gundam Fight, and his father would be released. Domon spends most of the early episodes interrupting other people's fights and shoving Kyoji's picture at everyone he encounters, saying "Have you seen this man?"He pilots the Shining Gundam, which uses its distinctive and highly-effective Shining Finger as a finishing move. Its Emotion Energy System also gives it a Super Mode that Domon struggles to control. As he befriends his rivals, makes enemies of others, and has a disastrous reunion with his mentor, Master Asia, Domon learns various lessons about the nature of fighting, the truth behind the Devil Gundam, and starts to soften up... very, very gradually.His Shuffle Crest is the King of Hearts, making him the leader of the Shuffle Alliance.
- The Apprentice: Yugo Kagami, The Hero of two short manga that take place in 14th Gundam Fight, is his pupil.
- Bad Ass: The first thing he does is walk into a Bad-Guy Bar, beat up some thugs, and then thoroughly school Italy's Gundam Fighter.
- Badass Baritone: In the Japanese version due to Seki's spectacular acting.
- Badass Cape: He almost always wears a cape as part of his standard getup.
- Big Brother Instinct: Parodied in an SRW 4koma where a bunch of heroines with their big brother on the bad guy's side being dramatic results in Kyoji wondering why he's the only one with a little brother. Domon is not amused.
- Blood Knight: Throughout all the character development he gets over the series, one trait that never changes is how much he enjoys a good scrap.
- Bullet Catch: First episode only.
- Calling Your Attacks: Well, everyone does this, but Domon's practically turned this into an art form.
- Catch Phrase: "Have you seen this man?!" up until the Shinjuku arc, while showing a picture of Kyoji. Often shoving it in their face while he's in the middle of a fight.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Not as absurdly presented as Master "I can stand on lasers 'cause I'm so awesome" Asia, but the guy still can catch machine gun fire with one hand.
- And stand up despite being pulled down by a magnet exerting 2,000 G's on him.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Rain.
- Clear My Name: Specifically, he fights to clear his father's name, as he is convinced of Dr. Kasshu's innocence.
- Cool Horse: After Master Asia's death, Fuunsaiki chooses Domon as his new keeper.
- Establishing Character Moment: In the first ten minutes of the show, Domon befriends a kid and then gets into a bar brawl.
- Friend to All Children: Apparently, having the social skills of a ten-year-old works out pretty well when you're interacting with actual ten-year-olds.
- The first smile (a nice smile, not an "I'm about to kick your ass" smile) he displays in the series is towards a little girl.
- Hachimaki: Which Master Asia steals once or twice to use as a weapon.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Several in the final arc.
- When he learns the truth about Kyoji and Schwarz. He learns his brother is still a good man just in time to be forced to kill him, since it's the only way to truly free him and stop the Devil Gundam. He's barely able to do it.
- In the finale he almost gives up entirely when he realizes that Rain is the core unit of the Devil Gundam. It takes all three of his dead mentors, his mom's spirit, the Shuffle Alliance, and Allenby to snap him out of it.
- Hot-Blooded: accompanying his catchphrases... ALL THE TIME!"THIS HAND OF MINE GLOWS WITH AN AWESOME POWEEEEEEEEEEER!!! ITS BURNING GRIP TELLS ME TO DEFEAT YOU!!!""THIS HAND OF MINE IS BURNING RED! IT'S LOUD ROAR TELLS ME TO GRASP VICTORY!!!"
- Idiot Hero: Even moreso in the 2010 manga retelling of the series.
- I Was Just Passing Through: In the early episodes, this is the attitude he takes towards people he helps, usually about five minutes after refusing their pleas because "it's not his problem."
- Jerk Ass --> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has an extremely difficult time expressing himself in any other than combat. He does slowly begin to open up more normally as the series goes on, revealing his kinder side.
- Large Ham: Why just say a line of dialogue when you can YELL IT AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS?!
- Leeroy Jenkins: Part of his Character Development is breaking this habit and learning how to maintain a serene, focused state of mind in battle.
- Manly Tears: After the deaths of Kyoji and Schwarz, then, an episode later, that of Master Asia.
- No Social Skills: From the age of ten to twenty, he trained alone with Master Asia. Domon learned how to communicate with his fists amazingly... communicate like a rational human being, not so much.
- Pet the Dog: Helping the Italian orphans in the first episode shows that he's not a complete Jerk Ass. His kindness towards Gina Rodriguez is also the first time he's nice to another adult in the early episodes. (It helps that she saved him from being murdered by her brother.)
- Phrase Catcher:
- "You fool!" Often combined with "you worthless / idiot pupil" by Master Asia.
- Also, one of Domon's own Calling Your Attacks-style Catch Phrases ("This hand of mine is burning red! It's loud roar tells me to grasp victory!") gets repeated back to him by his opponents frequently in the finals whenever they trade finishing blows.
- Power of Love: Leave it to Domon Kasshu to turn an Anguished Declaration of Love into a finishing move.
- Rugged Scar: Has a cross shaped scar on his right cheek. Naturally, he's the strongest of the main characters.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: Deals these more than once.
- Spanner in the Works: For anyone with any kind of plan ever, even the people who are on his side.
- Stranger in a Familiar Land: Domon's return to civilization is far from a smooth transition, only compounded by his mother's death, his father's cryogenic imprisonment, and Kyoji's apparent Face–Heel Turn
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Domon Kasshu, making Gundam fanboys... er, slightly uncomfortable ever since 1994!
- Tall, Dark and Snarky: When he's not shouting or fighting, he's usually making sarcastic remarks about something or other.
- Tsundere: Sometimes borders on a male Type A towards Rain, specially in the last episodes.
- This Is Unforgivable!: What better time for him to say this than in the finale, towards the perpetrator who was behind all the crap he has been through? Naturally, we know who he's talking to.Domon: You piece of filth! My dad! My mom! My brother! Schwarz! My master! You've taken them all from me! And now Rain! Ulube... You'll pay for this. There's no way I'll ever forgive you!
- The Unfavorite: Hinted to be one of these for being Book Dumb and much younger than his brother. In a subversion, he and his father don't hate each other.
Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Japanese), Jennifer Holder (English)
Main mecha: Rising GundamRain is Domon's long-suffering partner and childhood friend. She is both his mechanic and personal physician, and he makes it equally difficult to keep the Gundam and himself in working order. She was called to join Neo-Japan's crew right out of college thanks to the Devil Gundam affair and her father being the designer of the Shining Gundam.Rain is quite unlike Domon; compassionate and level-headed to most everyone (apart from her infuriating partner) with a tendency to treat hostage situations as a social faux pas on the part of the kidnapper. Though she's not a combatant by trade, she still handles herself pretty well in dangerous situations and can pilot a Gundam at need. Her friendship with Domon gradually deepens over the course of the series as they bail each other out of dangerous situations and uncover more of the truth about the Devil Gundam... which leads Rain to discover some unpleasant truths of her own.
- Action Girl: Ends up coming close to Allenby in this department. She's also been known to use a stun gun when Domon gets in over his head. She's even capable of piloting a Mobile Fighter.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- She tazes some men in black suits who are trying to rub out Domon in New York City.
- Comandeering the Rising Gundam and shoulder-charging the Brainwashed and Crazy Allenby as she was about to finish off Domon on Lantau Island..
- Calling the Old Man Out: When her father tries to kill Schwarz and seems unrepentant for destroying the Kasshu family and involving her in his scheming, she gives him a big wake-up call.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Domon.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: A mild case once Allenby shows up. Rain gets passive-aggressive towards her (and punts her and Domon out of God Gundam's cockpit, but that was also for security reasons). It doesn't help when Allenby is able to help Domon out in the tag team match, making Rain feel inadequate in comparison.
- Closer to Earth: Somehow she manages to (mostly) keep a cool head and healthy emotional state until near the end of the series, despite spending all that time with Domon.
- Combination Attack: Twice with Domon. Once with Shining Finger in Shinjuku, and the second time when they finished off the Devil Gundam with Erupting God Finger Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Those squeals you let out when you used the Trace System for the first time sounded more orgasmic than pained, Rain. In both Japanese and English.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: When she finds out what her father did to the Kasshu family she is absolutely devastated.
- Hostage Situation: Ends up in these a couple of times, usually from people trying to force Domon to fight them. Fortunately, they aren't truly malicious and she treats the situation largely as an annoyance.
- Lady of War: Her fighting style, which is reminiscent of a graceful samurai wife—the Rising Gundam's primary weapon is a naginata and its secondary is a bow.
- Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is greatly distressed when she discovers this
- The Medic: Was actually a medical student at the Colony University, so she pulls double-duty fixing Domon as well as the Gundam.
- Ms. Fanservice: Like Domon, there are lingering camera shots when she dons the Trace suit.
- She's Got Legs: She wears a short skirt and her Trace suit has very tall "boots".
- Sins of Our Fathers: She feels as though her father's crimes have stained her too and leaves Domon after his victory because she thinks her presence would be a constant reminder of the injustice done to his family. Ultimately subverted, because Domon doesn't blame her at all.
- Spanner in the Works: If she hadn't borrowed Rising Gundam, Wong's scheme to kill off Domon and install Allenby as the Devil Gundam's pilot could well have succeeded.
- 10-Minute Retirement: Just before the match with Schwarz Bruder, Domon tells her that she's unfit to be on his crew, and she takes him at his word.
- Tsundere: Domon is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold bordering on Type A tsundere. His partner is a Type B Tsundere, almost all sweetness and light unless she's dealing with him.
- Team Mom: With her patient personality and medical skills, she's often the one patching people up and giving a sympathetic ear to their problems.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Allenby's tomboy.
- Took a Level in Badass: She pilots Shining Gundam in Shinjuku and gives a pretty good showing against the Devil Army until she gets it back to Domon. And in the finals, she gets her own Gundam and takes on the Brainwashed and Crazy Allenby, who has both combat training and DG-cell super strength... and Rain wins.
- Wrench Wench: Keeps the Gundam in working order, which is no mean feat when Domon is the pilot.
Voiced by: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English)
Main mecha: Gundam MaxterNeo-America's Gundam Fighter. Chibodee was a street kid in New York City who caught the attention of some boxing scouts after beating up a group of very large men when he was about ten. From there he became a boxing champion and a hero of Americans still living on Earth, something he takes great pride in. Although he's cheerful and boistrous, Chibodee still carries scars from his impoverished past—most notably a crippling fear of clowns.His Gundam Maxter is as American as you can get: a gun-totin' quarterback with a surfboard that can transform into a boxing mode by transferring the shoulderpads to its fists to form boxing gloves. This also manages to make a Gundam that is a Walking Shirtless Scene.He might be the most openly Hot-Blooded member of the Shuffle Alliance apart from Domon, and their battles can get very intense.His Shuffle Crest is the Queen of Spades.
- Adaptational Badass: The 2010 manga turns it up a few degrees by actually showing his curb-stomping Neo-Iraq's Scud Gundam with one punch, having him completely manhandle Domon in a boxing matchnote , and getting an actual draw in their Gundam Fightnote rather than surviving only because Domon shows him mercy.
- Badass: He's got an unbroken winning streak of one hundred boxing matches before the Fight begins.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Chibodee absolutely loves to fight and party.
- Boxing Battler: His main form of combat. He excels at it in and out of the Gundam and his special techniques are all boxing moves.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Teases Rain and flirts with her whenever he can. When she and/or his Four Girl Ensemble are in peril, he'll immediately leap to their aid.
- Drives Like Crazy: He loves to push the speed limit in his Cool Car.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Gets drunk when depressed.
- Fun Personified: Loves to carouse, hang out at the pool, and generally have a good time.
- Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version.
- Honor Before Reason: Perfectly willing to kill the Department of Defense agents who tried to assassinate Domon after they tried to butt into their Gundam Fight.
- Hot-Blooded: His fists catch on fire when he's hyped up to fight, not to mention his ultimate technique is the "Burning Machine Gun Punch."
- The Lancer: Of the fight-happy, laid-back variety.
- Leeroy Jenkins: His solution to many problems is to unleash a powerful attack on it. This nearly destroys the Shuffle Alliance when they infiltrate the Devil Gundam and he attacks probes from its "immune system."
- Momma's Boy: He speaks of his mother with obvious love and admiration.
- Nice Shoes: He's the only character who wears sneakers, which are blatantly modeled after Converse All-Stars. He has at least two pairs because they switch back and forth from red to black.
- Patriotic Fervor:
"Shut up! You guys are an embarrassment to MY COUNTRY!!!" [Cue punch]
- Good version. He's a one-man Eagle Land who loves his country and does not take it well when he sees Americans playing dirty pool.
- How does he find the strength to overcome his coulrophobia and defeat Romario Monini of Neo Portugal in his Jester Gundam? By hearing the Chibodee Gals singing "America the Beautiful" to him over his comm link. That's right. Patriotic Fervor as a Theme Music Power-Up. (Only in the dub, as in the original Japanese it was an old lullaby that's one of his few clear memories of his beloved Missing Mom.)
- Rags to Riches: From street rat to colony boxing champion.
- Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Gounetsu/Bursting Machine Gun Punch.
- Real Men Wear Pink: He has dyed pink bangs and openly admits his Momma's Boy status in canon. Not to mention that his title in the Shuffle Alliance is the Queen of Spades (though at least in the dub, he remarks on how he's not too keen on that title).
- The Rival: Stalker calls him and Domon "destined rivals," moreso than other members of the Shuffle Alliance. Domon and Chibodee see it that way too, and love every second of it.
- Self-Made Man: Sees himself as a personification of the American Dream and wants to inspire the Americans stuck on Earth to not give up.
- Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Gundam Maxter can eject its chest and shoulder armor for improved performance. Its shoulder armor actually mounts on its fists, improving its attack as well.
- Street Urchin: Before being scouted for boxing.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a crippling fear of clowns thanks to a traumatic childhood event.
George de Sand
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese), Scott Roberts (English)
Main mecha: Gundam RoseThe Gundam Fighter of Neo-France. George's family makes a point of living on Earth despite their wealth and power, and he styles himself as a knight fighting to uphold the honor of his nation and its Princess Marie-Louise. At first, George is singularly unimpressed with Domon's total lack of manners and refuses to fight someone so uncouth. When Domon (and Marie-Louise) force him into a match, however, George proves that he is as Hot-Blooded as Domon.George's fighting style reflects his craftiness and intellect; his Gundam Rose makes use of rose-shaped bit weapons that can be used as traditional funnels or to create a binding net. But it was his sense of chivalry that won him the right to fight for Neo-France.His Shuffle Crest is the Jack of Diamonds.
- Attack Drone: The Rose Bits.
- Berserk Button: Do not tell that man you've canceled his match. Your greenhouse will never be the same.
- Bishōnen: He is definitely the prettiest one in the Shuffle Alliance.
- Cultured Badass: He's fond of horticulture, tea, and fine wine, and always pays attention to his manners.
- Drone Deployer: Doesn't take long from his entering battle to shouting "Rose Bits!"
- Everyone Looks Sexier If French: The "leotard" design of his Trace suit is unique.
- Failure Knight: Can't forgive himself for the Marseilles Tragedy where he was unable to stop his rival Mirabeau from firing at the audience present in their duel.
- Glove Slap: When the King decides to forfeit the official finals match, George finds Domon and issues a personal challenge by doing this. Or rather, he stands on his Gundam's shoulder and throws the glove over the distance to Domon (who is on foot) where it gently strikes his fac, because G Gundam.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Two big ones.
- First is in Guyana when Mirabeau returns for vengeance. The past trauma of Marseilles and current trauma from Shinjuku turns George into a snappish wreck.
- Second is during the Finals after the king decides to forfeit against Domon rather than risk catastrophic damage to Rose Gundam. George wanders the streets in a belligerent haze until he has a... chat with Rose Gundam and steals it to fight Domon anyway.
- Honor Before Reason: And proud of it, as he tells Domon Kasshu before their match in the finals.
- Hot-Blooded: You wouldn't think it to look at him, but under that courtesy and refinement is a heart that burns for the fight as much as any true Gundam Fighter's.
- Improbable Weapon User: At one point he uses roses as shuriken.
- When he displays his "Rose Hurricane" technique to Domon for the first time, he does it not with his Gundam's Rose Bits, but with real roses and what looks like the ability to control wind itself.
- Knight in Shining Armor: To a degree. He looks the part quite well, and even has a lady of liegue in Maria Louise, but has hidden honor and insecurity issues. And as he reveals in both his first and last match with Domon, when he's in the midst of battle he is fighting for the fight.
- Lady and Knight: George is a knight, alongside Maria Louise's Lady.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: So pretty. And with Anime Hair to boot!
- Patriotic Fervor: In particular, George upholds the French traditions of chivalry and good taste, and his personal motivation is to bring honor and glory to France. And his non-friendly Rival? The Evil Brit.
- Real Men Wear Pink: His iconic rose weapons, his Bishōnen looks, and his leotard-and-tights pilot suit somehow combine to make George seem quite manly indeed.
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Zoe Slusar (English)
Main mecha: Dragon GundamThe Gundam Fighter of Neo-China, and one of the youngest at age sixteen, despite looking like he's twelve or thirteen. Sai Saici is energetic, brash, and constantly strains the patience of his guardians and Domon. Despite his brattiness, he is also one of the most skilled and dangerous Fighters that Domon meets and forces him to accept a draw in their very first match.Sai Saici's reason for fighting is to restore the Shaolin Temple, which fell into obscurity after the rise of the Chikulin Temple. His Dragon Gundam showcases his fighting style well and comes equipped with a bag of tricks to entrap and confuse his opponents.His Shuffle Crest is the Ace of Clubs.
- Accidental Pervert: When he comes across a skinnydipping Nastasha. Quite deliberate with Rain, though.
- Alliterative Name: Sai Saici
- Bad Ass: Seriously, if it hasn't been made clear just how important it was - this punk forced DOMON to take a draw on their first bout...and with the exception of a very convenient save as well as Plot Armor - almost did him in a second time. Watch the series from beginning to end and you'll see just how much of a big deal this really is.
- Dating Catwoman: His one-time girlfriend Cécile is the sister of one of his rivals. It's less of a problem than it sounds.
- Cute Bruiser: Small, youthful, strong, fast... and can kick your ass.
- Determinator: Well, everyone is, but he deserves special mention for the final match with Domon. You don't get more Determinator than continuing to fight after your Gundam's arms have been ripped off, especially when you take into account how the Mobile Trace System works. Not even getting impaled by Domon's Burning Finger convinced him to stop fighting. The Emperor of China had to call off the fight to stop him from killing himself trying to keep the fight going.
- Crossdressing Voices: Notably, he's voiced by a woman in the English version (The male Kappei Yamaguchi voices him in the Japanese version).
- Facial Markings: Has a mole on his forehead, which might be a bindi.
- Full-Name Basis: He's always called Sai Saici, never one or the other.
- Fun Personified: He's still a kid and loves to run around making a ruckus.
- Guile Hero: His first episode is one big Batman Gambit. With Dragon Gundam stolen, Sai Saici poses as a harmless chef and tricks Domon, tricks the bandits who stole it, tricks Domon again, and repeats until he has the Gundam back. And when he's infected by DG Cells in Shinjuku, he opts to man the subway controls in order to run the cars over Domon, rather than engage him directly like the others.
- Idiot Hero: When he isn't fighting or doing fight-related things, he's a pretty goofy, immature kid. Sometimes overestimates his own abilities, too.
- Let's Get Dangerous: He acts like a hyperactive little kid most of the time, but when he's in a gundam fight he's a force to be reckoned with. He's the only member of the Shuffle Alliance who forced Domon to acknowledge a draw, rather than being beaten outright. This is especially true during his final match with Domon, where he becomes so serious about preparing that his guardians are actually worried about him.
- Kid-Appeal Character: Youngest of the main characters. (Was actually very popular among younger fans during the original run.)
- Older Than They Look: He's 16. Looks about 12.
- OOC Is Serious Business: His final match with Domon. All of a sudden he gets really serious about training, which is met with approval by one of his teachers but concern by the other. Sai Saici found his father's letter to them and was determined not to let the Shaolin Temple down.
- The Prankster: Especially in the Guyana Highlands.
- Prehensile Hair: Dragon Gundam has a bladed ponytail that can be used as an impromptu weapon.
- Religious Bruiser: He's raised by Buddhist monks and is seen praying before a statue of Buddha late in the series.
- Sins of Our Fathers: His grandfather Sai Feilong was Neo-China's Gundam Fighter in the 4th Gundam Fight, where he accidentally killed Neo-Egypt's Dahal Muhammednote ; when Muhammed is revived by DG Cells, he tries to kill Sai Saici in revenge.
- The Smart Guy: Mostly because he thinks fast in the battlefield.
- Team Chef: He's an amazing cook.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: HATES mummies and anything related to the supernatural. Naturally, Neo Egypt's previous Gundam Fighter has a grudge against his father and, by proxy, him. He's also terrified of rats.
Voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki (Japanese), Stephen Holgate (English)
Main mecha: Bolt GundamNeo-Russia's Gundam Fighter. Argo was once a space pirate, although he had a reputation for being merciful towards those he robbed. He even went out of his way to try and rescue a woman from a damaged space station, although his failure caused her husband Andrew Graham to swear revenge. After his capture, he was coerced into fighting with the promise of winning freedom for himself and his pirate crew. Argo doesn't talk much and smiles less, but he is a loyal and supportive friend.His Bolt Gundam is as large and powerful as he is himself, equipped with an iconic ball-and-chain weapon. Most of Argo's strategy, however, lies in wrestling his opponent into submission with brute force, which is something he's very good at.His Shuffle Crest is the Black Joker.
- Badass: Even outside of his gundam Argo is a massive individual who could kick lots of ass.
- Big Brother Mentor: The oldest and more mature of the Alliance.
- The Big Guy: Just over seven feet here, folks. He's got the most raw physical power out of the four. Being Weak, but Skilled won't help you here; it just buys time until he can brush you aside.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: HUGE ones, indeed.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A calmer, more serious version.
- Boxed Crook: Argo fights on the agreement that his pirate crew is released from prison should he win the Gundam fight. He has a bomb wired to his chest should he try to go rogue and go back on it.
- Car Fu: In Shinjuku, with a particular kind of car. A subway car.
- Genius Bruiser: Although he's immensely strong and quiet, he's a very rational and insightful person.
- Death Glare: This is almost his default expression.
- Dishing Out Dirt: His ultimate move, the Gaia Crusher.
- Epic Flail: Graviton Hammer.
- Face of a Thug: His massive size, intimidating face, and intense eyes are not at all representative of his more gentle personality.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Nastasha, though in a sort-of subversion she's not exactly waifish. It's just that almost everybody looks tiny when they're standing next to the towering, muscular Argo.
- Husky Russkie: Plays it straight and subverts it. He's big, strong and relies on brute force, but remains very calm and cool-headed. The Guyana Highlands arc is proof: Argo was the only member of the Shuffle Alliance who wasn't utterly traumatized after being Brainwashed and Crazy due to DG Cells in the Shinjuku arc.
- Gentleman Thief: To a degree. He was a space pirate before being caught and forced to work for the Neo-Russian government, but even in his worse times he utterly refused to harm or kill the people he and his crew robbed. In fact, his arch-rival Andrew Graham thought he killed his wife and partner Norma... when Argo had actually tried to save her from being Thrown Out the Airlock, but couldn't reach her in time.
- My Greatest Failure: He takes full responsibility for the accident that claimed Norma Graham's life, and expresses great regret that someone died because of his mistake.
- No Sell: Trying to punch or kick your way through Argo is a losing proposition, as Domon and Sai Saici found out. He'll just brush himself off and glare at you.
- Perpetual Frowner: The great majority of the time, anyway.
- The Stoic: Hardly anything fazes him or even makes him raise his eyebrows. With all the hardships on his plate, any new difficulties don't break his composure.
- Wrestler in All of Us: More subtle than the average example, but he throws out some rassilin' techniques every once in a while.
- The Worf Effect: Not often, but episode 30 starts with him getting his ass kicked in under a minute to show that yes, Berserk Allenby is going to be a very tough opponent for Domon.
- Younger Than He Looks: He's 26.
Voiced by: Mari Yokoo (Japanese), Onalea Gilbertson (English)Nastasha is the head of Russia's secret prison facility for imprisoning rival Gundam Fighters and stripping their technology. After Bolt Gundam is completed, Nastasha travels with Argo to keep him on his leash and directs his battles. Over the course of the series, she begins to respect and even feel affection for her prisoner.
- Colonel Badass: Although she's not a physical fighter, she's still tough as nails and unflappable in a crisis.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Although since it's her work with Argo Gulskii that catalyzes it, she's still pretty chilly.
- Good Is Not Nice: Complicit in the Russians' strategy to win (kidnap any nearby Gundam Fighters and dissect their machines) and not very polite otherwise, but she aligns herself firmly with the Shuffle Alliance whenever a wider threat appears.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Not really much of "jerk", just more of your typical hardass military woman. But the heart of gold is definitely there.
- Lima Syndrome: She eventually starts warming up to her prisoner, Argo. In the final episodes, she frees him and his crew without authorization and presumably joins him after the defeat of the Devil Gundam.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: She eventually grows disgusted with the Russian government for their denial of the Devil Gundam situation and the means they use to control Argo.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: On occasion.
- The Strategist: This is her job as Argo's handler. Whenever there's a multinational team-up, she automatically takes over the planning.
- Ma'am Shock: She's not thrilled to be called "old lady" when rescued by one of the fisherman's grandchildren after a huge wave swamps Neo-Russia's observation boat.
Princess Marie Louise of France
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Japanese), Chris Simms (English)Marie-Louise has stars in her eyes for George de Sand, and very much wants him to feel the same—so she arranges for Domon to "kidnap" her to force George to fight solely for her. Although her headstrong nature and strong moral compass sometimes puts her at odds with her father, she's unquestionably brave and always tries to put on a smile on everything.
- Badass Princess: On top of being a Rebellious Princess, she can chuck a molotov cocktail and handle a gun turret when she needs to.
- Bodyguard Crush: Adores George, who may or may not like her back despite the seven/eight years difference.
- Clark Kenting: Though, to be fair, you don't usually expect a princess to wear a shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap.
- Damsel in Distress:
- Everything's Better with Princesses: Apparently, France restored the royal family between the A.D. and F.C. calendars.
- Lady and Knight: She's a royal lady and George is a knight.
- Plucky Girl: Tiny, pink, cute, and freaking determined.
- Princesses Prefer Pink: Most often seen in a foofy pink dress with a big bow.
- Rebellious Princess: She plots her own kidnapping to get George to fight for her, and later throws her support behind George when he defies her father's order to forfeit the final match with Domon.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: She risks her own life while trying to destroy the energy barrier at Lantau Island.
- Spoiled Brat: In her first episode. Is usually Spoiled Sweet.
- Tomboy Princess: Particularly during the kidnapping stint, where she dresses in jeans and a baseball cap.
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese), Byron Close (English)Rain's father and the designer of both the Shining Gundam and God Gundam. Dr. Mikamura is a pretty reasonable guy, who is supportive of his daughter. At one time, he was friends with Dr. Kasshu.
- The Atoner: After Rain calls him out. From then on he's wracked by guilt and tries to make amends.
- Evil All Along: He is responsible for destroying the Kasshu family and all the bad that followed from this.
- Driven by Envy: His jealousy over Dr. Kasshu's accomplishments made him betray his old friend.
- Heel Realization: He's pretty unrepentant about what he did and he even tries to kill Schwarz on his hospital bed. It's only Rain's rejection that makes him realize he's in the wrong.
- Hypocrite: He blames Domon for making Rain resign from the Neo-Japanese team but seems to forget his actions ruined the Kasshu family, meaning that at least some of Domon's present Jerk Ass behavior can be laid at his door.
- Miniature Senior Citizens: He's a couple of feet shorter than Rain.
- Papa Wolf: His other main motivation for his Heel–Face Turn is protecting Rain. When he fails and is shot to death, he begs Domon to save her.
- The Professor: Designed both the Shining and God Gundams.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's able to keep his cool in most situations and is always conscious of his daughter's well-being. He also generally supports Ulube in trusting Domon.
- Redemption Equals Death: Mikamura was already bleeding out from Ulube's bullet, but then he shatters the window and vents the whole room into space to free Dr. Kasshu's cryochamber for revival.
- Interesting to note that he was supposed to have become a Big Bad alongside Ulube towards the end, but Imakawa (the director) just couldn't imagine him as a bad guy with that voice of his. Thus, he got some small measure of redemption instead.
- What the Hell, Hero?: When Domon complains about Rain leaving the Neo-Japanese team, Dr. Mikamura imediately and accurately tells him that he's full of shit and that it's his own fault for treating her so badly.
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese), Doug McKeag (English)Karato is the head of the Gundam Fight committee, with aspirations of one day being Neo-Japan's Prime Minister. Initially, he comes off as a ruthless politician who will do anything to replace Domon with a more cooperative pilot. Later, however, he seems more exasperated and hapless to control Domon—and while still a politician, he's one who's more of a decent person.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Anyone who has a job managing Domon Kasshu is beleaguered by default.
- Butt Monkey: Domon never listens to him, and if it's not Domon, then it's Allenby calling him an old-timer when she casually jumps onto Neo-Japan's control platform to give Domon advice.
- Characterization Marches On: In Episode 6, he's the jerk Chairman of Japan's Gundam Fight committee who tries to rig a simulation to defeat Domon and replace him with another Gundam Fighter. Later in the series he's pretty ineffectual and hopeless when it comes to trying to keep Domon (and sometimes his friends) in line.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Becomes this later, which Domon comments on. There's also a hint of this in episode 12, where he sends Domon and Rain to Shinjuku - which is under siege by the Death Army - without any hesitation. And some Foreshadowing about Ulube's true face, since he's dismissive of an Earth-based crisis.
Voiced by: Kazuo Oka (Japanese)
- Battle Butler: To a degree, since he's not a frontline fighter but he does help George train. And that "Butler Bensonmum" didn't stay in one piece for that long without mad Mobile Suit skills.
- Butt Monkey: Despite being a Battle Butler, his mobile suit looks like junk and gets tossed around like a ragdoll, falls down cliffs, etcetera.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Since Raymond is a refined gentleman's gentleman, he chooses to do this with coffee rather than booze. (Which may explain the erratic way he pilots when he hears George is in danger...)
- Old Retainer: To George. Raymond taught him how to fight, practically raised him, and remains at his side at all times.
- Parental Substitute: For George, having been the family butler ever since George was born. Whether or not George's parents are alive is unstated, but Raymond clearly has paternal feelings for him.
"Chibodee's Angels" (Cath Lonary, Bunny Higgins, Shirley Lane and Janet Smith)
Voiced by: Kae Araki (Cath), Wakana Yamazaki (Bunny), Tsurumatsu Matsukuma (Shirley), Akie Sekine (Janet)
- Butt Monkey: Bunny, also The Ditz to some degree.
- Distress Ball: They catch it (along with Rain) in Guyana for An Aesop about how there's nothing wrong with relying on your teammates.
- Four Girl Ensemble: Shirley is Team Mom. Cath is The Quiet One. Janet is the Genki Girl and Bunny is The Ditz.
- Meganekko: Bunny.
- Mind-Control Eyes: Bunny when gets hypnotized and used to lure Domon into a false match in the second episode.
- Plucky Girls: The four of them have their ups and downs, but they still try to do what they can to help their boss.
- Reverse Psychology: After realizing that Chibodee needs to fight Domon to snap out of his Shinjuku-induced Heroic B.S.O.D., they run off to Guyana and leave him an insulting letter about how he could never defeat Domon so they're going to do it themselves.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Bunny, in her yellow dress.
- Street Urchins: In their backstories. They're so devoted to Chibs because he actually saved them from such a life.
- Team Mom: Shirley.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Bunny freaks out at seeing a snake in the Guyana jungle, revealing their hiding place to Rain.
Zuisen and Keiun
Sai Saici's beleaguered guardians, training him to resurrect the Shaolin Temple. They often speak in unison.
- Calling Your Attacks: In the Final Battle, in someone else's spaceship, they jump into the turret and shout "ZUISEN BEAM! KEIUN LASER!"
- Holding Hands: They frequently clasp hands when they're upset or worried.
- Hostage Situation: They hold a knife to Rain's throat and demand that Domon fight Sai Saici (whom they think has turned to banditry). But they apologize for it afterwards.
- Parental Substitute: They're basically Sai Saici's parents in lieu of his Disappeared Dad.
- Secret Keeper: Holding onto a letter written by Sai Saici's father, to be given to him when he's old enough. Sai Saici finds it by accident and gets fired up to win at all costs.
- So Proud of You: Whenever Sai Saici shows signs of maturity (especially after his final match with Domon).
Other Fighters and Civilians
The Shuffle Alliance
The Shuffle Alliance appears to finish off the Shinjuku arc. They are quite possibly the strongest Gundam Fighters in the world, on the same level as Master Asia. In fact, Master Asia was one of them, and they're back to pass judgment on him for his Face–Heel Turn.Led by Black Joker, they team up with Domon in Gundams modeled on card suits (which tells us what all this "King of Hearts" stuff is about) to take on the DG-cell infectees, but their era is passing by, and a new generation has to take up the reins.Although they only appear in two episodes in the story, there is a prequel manga about their younger days called "Mobile Fighter G Gundam: 7th Fight."
- Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: All of them, really, but Jack of Diamons stands out for dressing like he's in the 18th century rather than the Future Century—breeches, cravat, and all.
- Badass: All four of them.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: Ace of Clubs.
- Big Good: This is the Shuffle Alliance's role. Throughout history they have tried to steer humanity away from its destructive wars.
- Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Jack of Diamonds. (It's actually his Weapon of Choice for a flame attack.)
- Eagle Land: Subverted with Queen of Spades. You probably wouldn't guess he's an American from his Middle-Eastern garb, but that's also not unusual in any way for America.
- Gender-Blender Name: The Queen of Spades is a man.
- Heroic Sacrifice: They give their lives to cure Chibodee, George, Sai Saici, and Argo of their DG Cell infection, and to pass the Shuffle crests to them.
- Hot Blooded Sideburns: Black Joker has these—okay, so they're not sideburns because she's a woman, but it's close enough.
- Knife Nut: Queen of Spades.
- Lady of War: The Black Joker, who wears a full-length dress and fights with a metal chain.
- Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Black Joker is Russian. She's also the current leader of the Shuffle Alliance.
- No Export for You: The prequel that features them and Master Asia wasn't brought over to the West and doesn't have a fan translation either.
- No Name Given: They introduce themselves and address each other only by their titles. Their previous identities are revealed in a prequel manga, though.
- The Smurfette Principle: Black Joker is the one woman in the Shuffle Alliance.
- Taken for Granite: They and their Gundams apparently turn to stone and crumble.
- Take Up My Sword: They pass on their crests to Chibodee, George, Sai Saici, and Argo—each with the one who matches their nationality.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: They appear in one episode and die in the next.
- The Worf Effect: A rare instance where it's good characters who do this on the enemy. Domon's DG-celled rivals are knocked out with one move (all four at once) by Jack of Diamonds when they attack him, demonstrating that these new fighters are more powerful than anyone we've yet seen.
Main mecha: Nobel Gundam, Walter GundamThe Gundam Fighter of Neo-Sweden. Allenby meets Domon at the finals in Neo-Hong Kong and strikes up an instant friendship thanks to their mutual enthusiasm and skill in fighting. They find common ground in their circumstances; Allenby is not a Fighter by choice, but an orphan put into a military program to create a perfect fighter. When Domon breaks the Berserker system, allowing her to fight on her own rather than as part of a machine, she starts to fall in love with him.Allenby accompanies and helps the Shuffle Alliance investigate the shady dealings in Neo-Hong Kong and becomes Domon's training partner for his subsequent fights.
- Action Girl: Fights Domon at his level when she first meets him, after sweeping everyone else who challenged her in a battle simulator. It ends in a draw because the arcade machine can't keep up with them.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: A variation. She doesn't declare it to Domon, but begging him not to leave her alone and saying that she loves him with all her heart while under mind control and while Rain is trying to "defuse" her definitely counts as anguished.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Somehow she's able to perform the Erupting Burning Finger, despite the Nobel Gundam not being equipped to do so, just from watching Domon use it.
- The Berserker: In Berserk Mode, of course. She hates fighting this way and gets irritated whenever her crew leader laments that it's not fixed yet, preferring to battle on her own considerable merits.
- Berserker Tears: When she is searching for Domon after being infected with DG Cells. The tears even appear in the form of lights from Walter Gundam's eyes. While underwater.
- Big Eater: She's twice seen with what looks like a grocery bag full of dumplings and apparently ready to eat them by herself.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: After being infected with DG Cells.
- Cute Bruiser: She's a cheerful, good-natured Genki Girl, and she's also one of the best Gundam Fighters on the roster even before the Berserker System.
- Determinator: Refuses to bow down in defeat after Domon wrecks the Berserker system; she insists on a final exchange of blows. Later, she refuses to withdraw after being soundly beaten by the opposing fighters in their tag-team match.
- Genki Girl: Although she is bitter about her circumstances, she's also really good at having fun and takes every opportunity to do so, especially when she starts hanging out with Domon.
- Hot-Blooded:Domon: [flips a giant bar bouncer onto a table, complete with still shot of horrified diners]Allenby: All RIGHT!
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In one of the most poignant and beautiful scenes in the whole series. She tells Domon what he has to say to break through the Devil Gundam and reach Rain, and urges him to do it so that she, Allenby, will be able to move on from loving him.
- Love Hurts: Subverted for once in a Gundam series. Rain is able to defeat her without killing her and surgically removes the DG cell infection, returning Allenby to normal. Good thing the Rising Gundam was perfectly equipped for precision strikes, and Rain is skilled at archery.
- Magical Girl Warrior: Her Gundam looks very Sailor Moon-ish, which, combined with her more physical fighting style invokes this trope.
- One of the Kids: After she becomes a regular, she's usually goofing around with Hoy and Ming when not interacting directly with Domon.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Was raised by the military because of her parents's death when she was a child.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right: She doesn't even give the rules enough consideration for such a statement. Whenever someone tries to point out that she's helping a rival or sharing proprietary military tech, her reaction will range anywhere from "whatever, old-timer" to complete bafflement because she doesn't see the problem. As far as she's concerned, she's just helping her friends.
- Sixth Ranger: To the Shuffle Alliance. Starts as a dangerous rival (if unwillingly so) but she quickly befriends them and helps them however she can.
Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese), Matt Embry (English)
Main mecha: Gundam SpiegelNeo-Germany's masked Gundam Fighter, who arrives to help Domon at the end of the Shinjuku arc for reasons unknown. He follows Domon into the Guyana Highlands to help him train and unlock the serene state of mind that Domon needs to unlock his "true" Super Mode. He is a much better fighter than everyone except perhaps Master Asia and can beat Domon with ease.Throughout it all, Schwarz does not explain why he's helping Domon, nor does he take off his mask.
- Artificial Human: He is a clone of Kyoji created through DG Cells overwriting the original Schwarz Bruder's body, after he died fighting the Devil Gundam.
- Badass Longcoat: Or Badass German Uniform.
- Batman Gambit: He uses motivational ones on Domon—leaving him to fight alone in Guyana in the hopes that Domon wouldn't fight recklessly did not work and inviting Rain to join his crew to get her and Domon back together did work. Sometimes it ends badly for him.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Domon, and slightly to Rain.
- Big Damn Heroes: Pulls these once in a while.
- Char Clone: Masked and secretly the hero's brother... kinda, although he doesn't bear nearly as much physical resemblance as others in the series. He does fill the roles of The Rival (inasmuch as any other Gundam Fighter) and The Mentor to Domon. He's about as much an Expy of Racer X as of Char.
- Composite Character: His physical appearance, personality and memories are Kyoji's, but his fighting skills and his Gundam came from the original Schwarz Bruder.
- Dead Person Impersonation: He is a clone of Kyoji Kasshu (made with DG Cells) who merges with the body of the original Schwarz and becomes the Schwarz we know and love.
- Dramatic Unmask: Twice. The first time, the top part of the mask falls off in the Guyana Highlands showing that he looks like Kyoji—Master Asia recognizes him, but the audience is probably confused since Schwarz and Kyoji have been in the same scenes. When it comes off the second time as a result of injury in the finals, it stays off, and everyone is flabbergasted.
- Dual Wielding: The arm-blades on his Gundam.
- Mask Power: A case of Showing Their Work, since his voice actually is slightly muffled from wearing the mask over his mouth. (Hori apparently did this by putting a sheet of paper over the microphone whenever it was needed)
- Master of Disguise: He disguises himself flawlessly as an old man (with an entirely different build, no less) and then as an animal statue. Because he's a ninja.
- McNinja: The poster boy for this trope (and yet, not quite a true example — unless the Kasshu's are secretly German). Or rather, Schwarz should have been called von Ninja. The director said he's based on Japan's idea of America's idea of what ninja can do. The original, deceased Schwartz Bruder was, however, a straight example.
- Meaningful Name:
- His name means Black Brother in German. Guess who he turns out to be?
- Subverted with the original, for whom the name was a coincidence with no meaning whatsoever. Kyoji was just incredibly lucky with names, clone-wise.
- Mysterious Protector: To Domon, particularly at the end of Shinjuku and during the Guyana Highlands. He starts becoming more of The Mentor during the latter so that Domon can take on Master Asia and the Devil Gundam himself.
- Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: He's a German Ninja. Technically, a robot zombie Japanese clone of a German Ninja and a Japanese Badass Bookworm.
- Shipper on Deck: For Domon/Rain.
- Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Rain asks the German crew about Schwarz's true nature, they said that the committee had confirmation he was human. One might infer that this has been a problem for them in the past, although given that in the current set of Gundam fights, there's a resurrected mummy and a resurrected Englishman, it's probably not that hard to wonder about that sort of thing.
- Technicolor Ninjas: You would think that dressing himself as the German flag would make him less stealthy. It doesn't.
- Wearing a Flag on Your Head: He's German, did you know? Sort of.
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese), Ryan Luhning (English)
Main mecha: Minaret Gundam
- Body Horror: It's through his horrible situation that we learn about the true extent of the DG Cells.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Under the effect of the aforementioned Cells - he was blacking out from time to time in the cockpit.
- Genius Bruiser: Engineer, wrestler and Gundam Fighter.
- Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Rain, who had to come back to Neo Japan right when he was about to ask her for counseling. He wrongfully thought she hated him.
- New Old Flame: Domon thought he was this. It's not exactly clear, however.
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (Japanese)
Main mecha:' Mermaid GundamGundam Fighter for Neo-Denmark. He makes it to the Finals, but his Gundam is severely damaged and Denmark doesn't have the means to repair it, so he's trying to have one good final match before going home. He also has a younger sister who's accompanied him to Hong Kong, who just happens to befriend his forthcoming opponent.
- Alliterative Name: Hans Holgar
- Back for the Finale: He shows up in a fully-repaired Mermaid Gundam in the Final Battle, leading a battalion of Danish Gundams shaped like various fish and crustaceans.
- Badass: He might have one of the sillier Gundams, but he still gives Sai Saici a run for his money as they Indy Ploy each other.
- Big Brother Instinct: Clearly on display when Cécile says that she made a friend—a male friend—in town.
- Game-Breaking Injury: Not him, his Gundam. Neo-Denmark doesn't have the budget to repair it indefinitely and it's already been hammered pretty good by the time he gets to Sai Saici. Hans is just trying to get it through one more fight before he has to go home.
- Genius Bruiser: A Gundam pilot who's a master of Indy Ploy. He makes a ridiculous-looking Gundam be effective and Bad Ass while it's losing energy due to malfunctions.
- Nice Guy: Unless you fight him. Although he's still nice about trying to kick your ass.
- Promotion to Parent: Cécile says that he's been taking care of them, as their parents are gone.
- Shout-Out: Come ON. Just look at his Gundam, dammit.
- Worthy Opponent: He considers Sai Saici to be one and doesn't mind having lost to him.
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (Japanese)
- Dating Catwoman: Sai Saici is her brother's next rival. They're sort-of dating. Oops.
- Feminine Women Can Cook: She helps Sai Saici fill in for a chef who gets beat up by some local thugs.
- Older Than They Look: Is around Sai's age, looks as young as he does.
- Plucky Girl: She stands up to three tough guys who try to scam a free lunch with a planted bug.
Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese)
Main mecha: Mandala GundamA blind fighter from Neo Nepal. Prior to facing Domon in the finals, he assassinated every one of his opponents before the match.
- The Atoner: After his defeat at the hands of Domon, he realizes the weight of his crimes and becomes this.
- Badass: Even being blind and having one of the most absurd Gundams ever can't stop him from kicking ass.
- Defeat Means Friendship: With Domon.
- Handicapped Badass: Was blinded in one of his past fights, but still can kick lots of ass.
Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (Japanese), Noah Umholtz (English)
Main mecha: Lumber GundamA Gundam Fighter from Neo Canada. He blames Argo Gulskii for the death of his wife Norma, and has vowed revenge against him.
- Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Rain for kidnapping her, and then again for knocking her out.
- An Axe to Grind: He's one of the biggest, brawniest Gundam Fighters (only the insanely huge Marcelot Cronos outweighs him and Argo) and spends his downtime as a lumberjack, so this is naturally his weapon.
- Badass Beard: He's an immensely powerful fighter with a beard to match.
- Beard of Sorrow: He grew a beard in the wake of Norma's death.
- Best Served Cold: He has spent years preparing himself to take down Argo by becoming a rival Fighter. Apparently he just wants to kill him with his own two hands.
- The Big Guy: Rivals Argo in this department. In fact, Domon once uses Argo as practice for a new technique to use against Andrew.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In a manner of speaking. He can't understand why Argo would save the life of the man trying to kill him.
- Heartbroken Badass: He's still grieving for his wife and it drives all of his actions.
- Heel Realization: Gets two of them. The first comes when he realizes while dangling from a precipice with Rain in his cockpit that he's done the exact same thing to Domon what Andrew thinks Argo did to him, and the second comes when he watches Argo and Domon's duel during the finals, and realizes through Argo's fighting that he was genuinely trying to save Norma when his ship collided with the security outpost.
- Mighty Lumberjack: He's spent the past five years building up his body lumberjacking, and his Lumber (Grizzly) Gundam is lumberjack-themed to match.
- Retirony: Moments before the accident that claimed Norma's life, she and Andrew were discussing starting a family when they return home in a week's time.
- Revenge Before Reason: Is willing to use the Gundam Fight to get a chance to kill Argo, despite it not only being a blatant violation of the regulations, but also being grounds for a first-degree murder charge. And when Nastasha procures a report that states that Argo was trying to save Norma, he refuses to believe it, preferring to continue pursuing Argo.
- Taking the Bullet: Allenby, under the effects of Wong's Berserker System, tried to attack Argo, who had just finished fighting Domon and was in no position to defend himself. Andrew threw himself in the way of Allenby's attack. He survived, but was injured in such a way that he was unlikely to ever be a Gundam Fighter again.
- Took a Level in Badass: During the flashback, Andrew appears to be an average man — in stark contrast to the big, brawny man he is in the present. In terms of brute strength, he's roughly equal with Argo now.
Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)The Narrator. He introduces every episode in his red tuxedo and eyepatch.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: At one point he directly converses with Domon, who asks him if he knows Kyoji's whereabouts during the intro.
- Catch Phrase:
- Gundam Fight! Ready? GO!
- In the next episode previews: "Everyone, it's the moment you've been waiting for!"
- Eyepatch of Power: He's got an eyepatch.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Appears in among the crowds a few times before he goes into his schpiel.
- Mr. Exposition: For the first arc, he continually reminds the audience the rules and purpose of the Gundam Fight. Later, he simply tells us what's going to happen in this episode.
- Rule of Cool: Seems to wear an eyepatch for no other reason than this, as he takes it off when particularly worked up.
- Shout-Out: One of his introductory speeches starts with "I would like, ah, if I may..."
- Talking to Himself: Averted; though he shares a voice with Master Asia, Stalker never really interacts with the actual cast.
Dr. Raizou Kasshu
Voiced by: Kinryu Arimoto (Japanese)Domon's father. He was a brilliant scientist at one time, working with his son Kyoji to create the Ultimate Gundam, but Kyoji's betrayal caused Raizou's wife to be killed and himself to be arrested and sentenced to a cryogenic state for creating such a weapon. Domon fights to have him released.
- Human Popsicle: Cryogenized after being convicted for treason, even though Kyoji was the true criminal. Actually, to keep him from revealing the Government Conspiracy.
- Insufferable Genius: If Dr. Mikamura is to be believed...
- Mad Scientist: According to the Japanese Government; they convicted him of building the Devil Gundam as a weapon. Subverted: he's actually The Professor, but was framed and made look like he was a Mad Scientist.
Han, Hoy and Minh
Han is a fisherman living off his boat in Neo Hong Kong Harbor along with his grandchildren Hoy and Minh. After fishing Domon out of the water following the fighter's confrontation with Marcelot, Han agrees to allow Domon (who's unsatisfied with hanging around the Neo Japan compound) to stay on his boat for the duration of the Finals, so long as he continues to win.
- Cool Boat: It's just an old fishing junk, but Han is able to guide it through the tidal waves caused by the Devil Gundam when the other Gundam crews' ships are capsized.
- Cool Old Guy: Han.
- The Heart: They're always there to help remind Domon of what he's fighting for.
- Magic Feather: Han gives Domon some "wander bug" powder to give him the strength and courage to beat Marcelot—of course, there's no such thing and it's just regular spice. Subverted after Domon wins and cheekily thanks him for the space, not having been fooled.
- Shipper on Deck: Hoy and Minh are very possessive of Rain on Domon's behalf and do not take kindly to Chibodee flirtng with her.
- Tagalong Kid: Not only do Hoy and Minh get to hang out with Domon, but they also get to spend time with five other Gundam Fighters too!
The Devil Gundam
The enormous Devil Gundam was created by Dr. Raizou Kasshu and his son Kyoji as the pinnacle of their research, possessing the "three great theoretical capabilities" of self-evolution, self-recovery, and self-replication; in essence a living Gundam. It was stolen by Kyoji and brought to Earth, and its infects Gundam Fighters with DG cells to turn them into slaves to its omnicidal will.The truth of the matter is that it was created as the Ultimate Gundam, designed to restore Earth's environment before Japan's military tried to confiscate it for use as a weapon. Kyoji took it to prevent such a thing, but damage from the crash landing caused its AI to decide that the best way to restore Earth was to kill all the humans polluting it.
- Adaptive Ability: Its ability to regenerate, assimilate and evolve makes it Nigh Invulnerable to everything except The Power of Love.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Dr. Kasshu really should have made it dent-resistant.
- Back from the Dead: Three Times, it's fought on Guiana Highlands and thought destroyed, then Wong revives it and unleashed it on the Gundam finals and it thought destroyed again, until finally Ulube uses its remains and forces Rain to be it's pilot. It's put down for good when Rain manages to break free from it's control and Domon finishes it off.
- Big Bad: Although there are several people who try to make use of it, the Devil Gundam is always the final threat.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With Ulube.
- Bishounen Line: The final incarnation of the Devil Gundam that Domon fights is only twice as tall as the God Gundam (Which is microscopic compared to all of its other forms). It's considered the most powerful incarnation because at this point the Devil Gundam is the most human.
- Combat Tentacles: Makes use of these to grab and infect its victims.
- The Corruption: DG Cells.
- Dub Name Change: Known as the Dark Gundam in English.
- Eldritch Abomination: A rare mechanical type.
- Gone Horribly Right: Was created to restore the Earth's environment, and attempts to do just that. It's just how it intends to do it that makes it the Big Bad.
- Kill All Humans: Concludes it has to do this to restore Earth's environment.
- More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Once the Devil Gundam's face plate opened up similarly to the Shining Gundam's. This revealed a mouth packed with sharp yellow teeth.
- Power Gives You Wings: Its colony sized body grows a pair of enormous wings part way through the struggle.
- Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Devil Gundam's "pilot" is used as its power source to operate.
- Recurring Element: Every form the Devil Gundam takes after it's first insect like appearance features the upper torso of a Gundam body growing out of the forehead of a black Gundam head.
Master Asia, the Undefeated of the East
Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese), Dave Pettitt (English)
Main mecha: Kowloon Gundam, Master GundamMaster Asia is the man who taught Domon to fight, the champion of the 12th Gundam Fight for Neo-Hong Kong, and the former King of Hearts. He is an incredible martial artist, able to destroy mobile suits with the sash around his waist and move buildings with sheer force of spirit. He teaches the philosophy that martial artists communicate their souls by using their fists.He reunites with Domon in Shinjuku, but soon reveals that he's in league with Kyoji and the Devil Gundam. For the rest of the series, he and Domon fight bitterly, but Master Asia still has some measure of regard for his "idiot pupil."
- Absurdly Sharp Blade: His sash—and honestly any strip of cloth he gets his hands on—can slice through steel girders like they're made of salami.
- All There in the Manual: The spinoff manga 7th Fight details his past as Shuuji Kurosu, Gundam Fighter for Neo-Japan
- Anti-Villain: He wants what's best for Earth's biosphere.
- Badass: One of the most badass characters in the franchise. Or is there anyone else around who can stand on top of particle beam fire?
- Badass Grandpa: Fifty years old. Can still kick the ass of anyone foolish enough to take him on.
- Badass Mustache: He's got a prominent Porn Stache.
- Broken Pedestal: For Domon.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: In one episode, Master Asia can't jump or kick because of a hurt leg. So he just punches the inconvenient skyscraper out of the way.
- Cool Horse: Fuunsaiki, who is so awesome that he has his own Gundam!
- Cool Old Guy: He's so cool he doesn't even need a Trace suit to pilot his Gundams.
- Despair Event Horizon: Shortly after winning the previous Gundam Fight, he becomes aware of all the destruction he and the other Gundam fighters had caused and hits this, causing his Face–Heel Turn.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: After Domon defeats him in battle.
- The Dragon: He cannot pilot the Devil Gundam and be the actual Big Bad himself (which he regrets) because of his terminal illness, but is determined to aid it in any way he can.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name isn't really Asia. It's actually Shuuji Kurosu.
- Fallen Hero: He's still loved and admired by the citizens of Hong Kong but he's long since ceased to care about the Gundam Fight, except as a means to an end.
- Finishing Move: Darkness Finger, Sekiha Tenkyouken Shakunetsu Shinshine Finger, Heartful Finger
- Go Out with a Smile: He reconciles with his pupil and dies to a beautiful sunrise.
- Humans Are the Real Monsters: Comes to believe this due to the environmental devastation they cause.
- Hypocrite: He's furious when Wong attempts to sabotage one of Domon's matches, and later when Wong builds his own Berserker system to control Allenby during a 2-on-2 match with Allenby and Domon, but he's not seen raising any objections when his underlings sabotage one of George's matches, making it seem that he only really cares about dirty tactics when Domon's involved.
- Improbable Weapon User: His sash, or any other strip of cloth he has to hand.
- Incurable Cough of Death: Which happens to be the only thing that stops him from beating the hell out of Wong with his sash over that Berserker system incident. It also prevents him from becoming the new core life unit for the Devil/Dark Gundam, a fact that he laments.
- Large Ham: He out-hams everyone here. And considering the series... well, that's a FEAT.
- My God, What Have I Done?: When he sees the ruin he (and other Gundam Fighters) cause to the landscape in their battles. He then does it again after Domon convinces him of the error of his ways.
- Not Brainwashed: The first time he fights against Domon, nobody is too concerned, as it had been demonstrated previously that the Devil Gundam can Mind Control people. But no, Master Asia is not under any coercion, and joined the Devil Gundam of his own free will, because he honestly thought it was in the right.
- The Obi-Wan: Before his Freak Out.
- Old Master: Technically he's only fifty, but his poor health makes him seem older.
- Shout-Out: To Donfang Bubai aka Invincible East or Invincible Asia, the Villain Protagonist of the Wuxia films Swordsman II and The East Is Red.
- Master Asia's title of Tohō Fuhai, the Undefeated of the East is a direct reading of the Hanzi characters in Dongfang Bubai's name as Kanji.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: To Wong, while he reveals his intentions to wipe out humanity.
- Later finds himself on the receiving end of one during his final fight with Domon.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wanted to heal the Earth of the damage that the Gundam Fight inflicted. But he decided the way to do that was to wipe out humanity.
- Willfully Weak: While Master Asia never holds back, he never utilized his Shuffle Alliance Mobile Fighter, the King of Hearts, in the series because it's actually more powerful than both God and Master Gundam put together. Instead, he used vastly weaker Mobile Fighters to make his battles more fair.
Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese), Matt Embry (English)
Main mecha: Devil GundamDomon's villainous older brother. He stole the Devil Gundam for its power and is somewhere on Earth, eventually revealing himself in Shinjuku as a cold and evil man willing to kill his brother as he orchestrates the Devil Gundam's attack. His actions caused the death of his mother and the imprisonment of his father, turning his name into a Berserk Button for Domon...or so everyone believes. The truth is that Kyoji is one of the biggest victims of all in the story of the Devil Gundam, and he is not its master at all.
- Artistic Age: Judging by flashbacks to Domon's childhood and that photo, Kyoji has always been twenty-eight years old.
- Alliterative Name: Kyoji Kasshu
- Aloof Big Brother: To Domon. Later subverted very cruelly, since he was Brainwashed and Crazy instead and his "good side" was Schwarz Bruder. And Domon has to kill them both to release them from the DG Cells. Sniffff.
- Before being captured by the Devil Gundam, he was an aversion. Flashbacks show him to be a rather caring and supportive figure to both Domon and Rain.
- Badass Bookworm: Assisted his father in the development and construction of the Ultimate Gundam.
- Cain and Abel: With Domon. Or so the story wants you to believe.
- Evil Laugh: Quite a bit in Shinjuku and Guyana.
- Empty Shell: He is noticeably expressionless in Shinjuku, apart from an Evil Laugh. This is because he transferred his personality into Schwarz Bruder; the thing in the Devil Gundam is more or less a meat puppet.
- Go Out with a Smile: The faces of Kyoji and Schwarz merge into one and smile as he dies.
- Hot-Blooded Sideburns: HUGE ones.
- Mercy Kill: Domon destroying him is this all over, given that he was a shattered wreck who was a power source, not a pilot, for the Devil Gundam.
Prime Minister Wong Yufat
Main mecha: Walter GundamWong is the prime minister of Neo Hong Kong, the current ruling nation of the Federation. After winning thanks to Master Asia four years ago, Wong is determined to win the Gundam Fight through any means necessary, and as the host of the Finals he's well-positioned to do so. However, he isn't just interested in another four years—Wong covets the Devil Gundam's power to become ruler of the universe.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Gets trashed by Allenby and then taken over by DG cells himself.
- The Chess Master: He uses a giant chessboard with miniature Gundams on it to set matches.
- Evil Overlord: Of the Federation. He got there legally; he wants to remain there illegally.
- Faux Affably Evil: He puts up a front of being friendly and a fan of international cooperation, but nobody really buys it.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He has Allenby infected with DG cells, puts her into a Berserk state, and ships her off to Lantau Island... then the fight with Rain brings Walter Gundam right up to his office, whereupon Allenby blasts him through the window. The DG cells grab him and install him in the Walter Gundam after that, and he is Killed Off for Real by Domon.
- Manipulative Bastard: He does this to varying degrees of success, but most of the people he's manipulating have a tendency to say Shut Up, Hannibal!.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on Chow Yun-Fat.
- Hell, Imagawa wanted to just outright make him Chow Yun-Fat because he was such a huge fan of the guy, but was told there was no way they wouldn't have a lawsuit on their hands if he did.
- Psychopathic Manchild: For some, since he's seen in his pajamas and leaning on a giant teddybear at one point. He can also be seen as a subversion: yes, he keeps said teddy and some of his reactions to being in a disadvantage can be seen as childish, but Wong's own cunning plans make him far smarter and more ruthless than the average.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: He lives for this.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: And how. For example, a couple of the Gundam Fighters that Domon eliminated in the prelims are reinstated for the finals. Why? Because Wong said so.
- Sleazy Politician: He doesn't even try to hide the fact that he's manipulating Domon and the Gundam Fight for his own ends.
- Slouch of Villainy: Faciliated by a big plush hoverchair.
- Smug Snake: He's plotting to make his rule of the Federation permanent using the Devil Gundam. Master Asia and Domon both subvert his plans, and he's done in by a scheme of his own that went bad.
- Sunglasses at Night
- Sweet Tooth: Often has pocky or some other sweet munchable to hand.
- Villain Team-Up: With Master Asia, both to complete their goal of resurrecting the Devil Gundam.
- Yellow Peril: A political leader from China's mainland (although Hong Kong is a distinct city-state here) who is trying to secure power for himself using underhanded and mafia-like tactics. Japanese works aren't immune to this trope either.
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (Japanese)
Main mecha: John Bull Gundam, Grand GundamNeo-Britain's Fighter and pilot of John Bull Gundam (Royal Gundam in the dub). Gentle Chapman once won the Gundam Fight three times in a row, which nearly caused a war between the colonies and resulted in the suspension of the 12th Gundam Fight. Although he was once a powerful fighter in his own right, his age and battle scars pushed him into taking dangerous medications to remain a fighter, and his wife does her best to rig matches in his favor.
- Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Chapman's return from death is a minor detail to the protagonists... what really grinds their gears is that he's back in the Fight after being disqualified.George de Sand: Tell me something, Chapman. How can someone return from the grave and then participate in the finals?!
- The Brute: Grand Gundam is the biggest of the four Kings by a country mile.
- Came Back Wrong: Revived through DG Cells. He's pretty much just a mindless brute afterward.
- Dented Iron: His injuries from fighting the previous three Gundam Fights took a serious toll on his body.
- Fallen Hero: Won three Gundam Fights in a row for Britain and was renowned for his British sense of chivalry. By the beginning of the series, he relies on steroids(?) and trickerynote , which gets him called out by George and Domon. His reason being that he has to keep being a hero, both for himself and for his country.
- Flat Character: Only after his return via the DG Cells... he literally has no lines other than to growl menacingly. This is intentional, however: he's meant to contrast with the obnoxious, motor-mouthed Michelo. Also, he's, y'know, kinda dead.
- The Gambler: He seems to run an informal casino in his home. Domon challenges to a game of cards to fight him.
- Happily Married: To Manon.
- The Mean Brit: After his revival - a common side effect of being infected with DG Cells, apparently.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Grand Gundam doesn't even need it's Healing Factor. It's so tough that dropping a giant rock the size of the Gundam itself on its head only served to slow it down for a few seconds. Only a direct hit to the cockpit could stop it.
- Trying to Catch Me Fighting Dirty: His main strategy. It gets even worse when he reappears in the finals and holds the entire audience hostage when he and Chariot threaten to shut off the barrier around the arena.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Where the heck did his devoted wife Manon get to?
- Apparently she had to be dropped, as having her around as a character meant that they'd have to explain his sudden, complete change in character. Not that they ever provide any explanation for where she goes in the actual show. Possibly she buried him, left for Mars, and didn't watch the Gundam Fight Finals on television.
Voiced by: Kyousei Tsukui (Japanese), Jonathan Love (English)
Main mecha: Neros Gundam, Gundam Heaven's SwordNeo-Italy's pilot. Michelo Chariot and his Neros Gundam had the distinction of being the first to be defeated by Domon in the series. Michelo is violent, unprincipled, and ruthless, and still runs a criminal gang despite being selected as a Gundam Fighter.Although he was arrested after losing to Domon, he shows up again in the Finals to get revenge on Domon for the humiliation of his defeat.
- Asskicking Equals Authority: The Italians hate him as much as everyone else. The only reason he's given such leeway and is the Gundam Fighter is because, as Domon said, "He's strong".
- Ax-Crazy: Loves to inflict violence on people from the start. He gets even worse during the Finals.
- The Dragon: To Master Asia, along with Chapman.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Is surprised that Argo and Sai Saichi would be willing to risk their lives in order to stop him.
- Evil Redheads: It goes white on his defeat, but it's red again when he comes back.
- Psycho for Hire: He doesn't ever mention anything about Italy or its prospects in the Gundam Fight; he seems to be in it purely for beating people up.
- Starter Villain: He's blatantly evil and has his own specialty technique, plus he has a lot of Mafia muscle. Doesn't save him from the Shining Finger.
- Took a Level in Badass: When he shows up in the finals, he's suddenly able to fight evenly with Domon's God Gundam thanks to being infected with DG Cells. And this is even before he transforms into Gundam Heaven's Sword.
- Would Hurt a Child: He kidnaps a little girl to force Domon into the open and drops her from a huge height.
Main mecha: Zeus GundamGigantic pilot of the Zeus Gundam, representing Neo Greece. A boastful fighter who doesn't take kindly to Domon's declaration that he would go undefeated in the Finals, he's pitted as Domon's first opponent, and later participates in Michelo's plot to harass the Shuffle Alliance as part of his own revenge scheme against Domon. He's also Domon's first opponent in the Battle Royale.
- Always Someone Better: Marcelot is considered the overall favorite to win the Gundam Fight at the start of the Finals, and after a pre-match encounter Domon doubts his ability to beat him, until Han provides him with the encouragement he needs. Inverted by the Battle Royale, when Domon defeats him handily, having Taken Several Levels in Badass by then.
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Brainwashed and Crazy: When he's taken over by DG Cells in the Battle Royale.
- Cool Horse: The Hercules chariot, which is half-horse, anyway.
- The Giant: He literally towers over all other fighters, even Argo and Andrew, and behaves very much like a Professional Wrestling heel giant.
- Lightning Bruiser: Zeus Gundam is very swift while riding Hercules, but loses the speed advantage when the chariot is taken out. Even without Hercules, he's still able to keep up.
- Shock and Awe: His finishing move, Lightning of Judgment, which emanates from his energy-generated Lightning Hammer.
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese)
Main mecha: Jester GundamPilot of Jester Gundam and Neo Portugal's representative. Seemingly a harmless-looking clown with a goofy-looking Gundam, but he turns out to be a formidable fighter who's specialty is copying the special techniques of other Gundam fighters. He's also apparently into psychological warfare, as evidenced when he looked into Chibodee's past and exploited his fear of clowns and the traumatic event surrounding it to his advantage.
- Beware the Silly Ones: He might be a clown, but he managed to take down George and gave Domon a tough time in the circus ring.
- Expressive Mask: His face is apparently a mask (as evidenced when it's shown falling to the ground and breaking when he's defeated,) but it still has as much expressive abilities as a normal face.
- The Faceless: His mask falls off after his defeat, but the audience never gets to see his real face.
- The Hyena: Rarely does he ever stop laughing.
- Mega Manning: He's able to copy his enemy's moves exactly, from the Rose Bits to the God Finger (although in the case of the latter it's a confetti explosion, since they're in a circus ring at the time).
- Mind Rape: How he gets an advantage over Chibodee in their match, exploiting his trauma over being held hostage by a gang dressed as clowns as a kid until he's near-comatose.
- Monster Clown
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He certainly plays the fool most of the time, even pratfalling in his Gundam during his pre-fight entrance.
- Out of Focus: After his defeat, he joins Michelo and Chapman to get revenge on Domon and the Shuffle Alliance alongside Neo Greece and Neo India's fighters, but his last contribution to the plot is attempting to kill Sai Saici by pushing him into traffic. After that, he just sits on the sidelines, and is almost immediately defeated (and possibly killed) off-screen in the final Battle Royale.
Main mecha: Cobra GundamThe pilot of Neo India's Cobra Gundam, Sijiema is a ruthless fighter who enjoys stalking his opponents before a fight. He nearly takes out Domon before their fight, but withdraws when Rain catches up to them. After losing his match to Domon, he later takes Michelo up on his offer to antagonize the Shuffle Alliance between battles as part of a revenge plot against Domon.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin; whether or not he's part Snake Person is never made clear (since he seems physically human otherwise).
- Snake Charmer: His flute is even weaponized, as it contains a hidden blade.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He rides around on a gigantic cobra, which serves as his co-pilot in the Cobra Gundam. The Gundam itself is styled like a cobra, though its torso can separate and convert to humanoid form while the snake body is constricting his opponent.
Colonel Ulube Ishikawa
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Dave Kelly (English)
Main mecha: Grand Master GundamUlube is part of Neo-Japan's Gundam Fight committee and head of their military. At one time he was their Gundam Fighter, known for his ingenious fighting techniques, but in the finals he was defeated by Master Asia. After that humiliation, he encountered the Devil Gundam and made a Deal with the Devil to help its resurrection so that he could Take Over the World. From that day on he bided his time until Domon's victory, which gave Ulube the opportunity to steal the Devil Gundam, force Rain to be its core unit, and declare himself ruler of the universe.
- Battle Strip: "Good thing I've continued to work on my body!"
- Big Bad: The primary human antagonist of the series, although this is only revealed toward the very end.
- Big Bad Ensemble: With the Devil Gundam.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He appears to be a Reasonable Authority Figure and Karato's more-competent underling for most of the series.
- Colonel Badass: As it turns out.
- Drunk with Power: Once he gets into Grand Master Gundam he revels in his power.
- Evil Is Hammy: He's calm and reserved until he reveals himself as a bad guy. Then he chews the scenery up with all the other characters.
- Fallen Hero: He was Neo-Japan's Gundam Fighter in the 12th Fight. Would've possibly remained a good guy if not for his humiliating defeat to Master Asia; after that, it's implied that he never was the same again.
- Gambit Roulette: His success was based in great part on Wong transporting the Devil Gundam to the final battle site and Domon's victory.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: Received his from the Devil Gundam.
- Mask Power: Which covers said scars from view.
- Manipulative Bastard: It turns out he's been playing everyone from the beginning—he was the one who planted the idea of betrayal in Dr. Mikamura's head, he's the one who prosecuted Dr. Kasshu in court, and he's the one who put Domon into the Gundam Fight.
- Mouth of Sauron: Turned into this by the Devil Gundam.
- Pec Flex: Flexing his abs is enough to deflect a Bursting Machine-Gun Punch.
- Walking Spoiler: Most of his character was revealed four episodes before the show ended.