Characters: Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
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Kou UrakiAn Earth Federation pilot who joined up after the One Year War, beginning the series as an aggressor pilot used in testing and training. He quickly ends up Falling into the Cockpit of the GP-01 and begins chasing Anavel Gato across the entire Earth Sphere.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: He's quite good at improvising on the spot.
- Badass: Matures into one.
- Badass Normal: Unlike most UC Gundam protagonists, he's not a Newtype, but racks up an impressive amount of kills.
- Does Not Like Carrots
- Heroic BSOD: Suffers one early on.
- Reverse Grip: Holds his beam sword like this to stab it through GP-02's neck.
- Too Dumb to Live: Trashing the GP-01.
- Took A Level In Bad Ass: Started off as a rookie and then became a MAN OF DESTINY.
Chuck KeithKou's best friend and fellow aggressor pilot, he ends up in a GM Cannon II after the GP-02 is stolen. Much more laid back and casual than Kou, he's also much less skilled, which makes him something of a Butt Monkey among his fellow pilots.
- Action Survivor: Surviving a Gundam series as a third rate pilot with only a few kills is actually quite an accomplishment.
- Beta Couple: With Moira.
- No Guy Wants an Amazon: When his first efforts to flirt with Nina result in Moira coming on to him instead, he's quite frightened off by the fact she's more imposing than he is in every way. Subverted around halfway through the series, when they are seen going out and it's implied become a couple soon after.
- The Leisure Suit Larry: Mostly with Nina though.
South BurningA veteran of the One Year War, Lieutenant Burning is the commanding officer of the team that includes Kou and Keith, acting as piloting instructor and general mentor. After the theft of the GP-02, he's made the commander of the Albion's entire mobile suit forces, though he generally fails to keep his Military Maverick pilots under control.
- A Father to His Men
- Ascended Extra: Particularly in the Super Robot Wars Alpha series, where he becomes a full-blown Drill Sergeant Nasty to the younger and inexperienced pilots over the course of the games.
- Bad Ass: Slugging a much larger mobile suit with a mere GM and then cutting back to the end of the battle.
- Cool Old Guy: By the standards of the frequent teenage Gundam pilots, he's pretty old.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde
- Dropped a Bridge on Him.
- Informed Flaw: One commander called Burnings a pervert in episode 2. We never see Burning act like a lecher. The only time he's with a woman is when the ship docks in Von Braun City. This might just be his old unit's reputation rubbing off on him.
- Younger Than They Look: He's 33 years old. Despite looking like he should be in his 50s.
The Immortal 4th TeamBurning's old unit during the One Year War, consisting of Bernard Monsha, Chap Adel, and Alpha A. Bate (yes, really). Now stationed on the Albion, they join the hunt for the GP-02 after Gato successfully escapes Torington Base with it.
- All Men Are Perverts: Monsha is enough of a pervert that he could fill the role for the entire Gundam universe.
- Ascended Extra: Monsha, particularly in the Super Robot Wars Alpha series, and even moreso than Burning. He plays a much larger role than he does in the OVA series, going so far as to become a Drill Sergeant Nasty to the Turn A Gundam cast and Banpresto Original Arado Balanga over the course of the Alpha games.
- Bad Ass Mustache: Monsha has one in the source canon, but its rendered more prominently in Super Robot Wars Alpha.
- Jerk Ass: And how! The Super Robot Wars Alpha games attempt to mellow him out somewhat.
- No Indoor Voice: Monsha
- Those Two Guys: Chap and Alpha.
- Too Dumb to Live: Monsha. He survives the series, surprisingly enough.
Eiphar SynapseThe captain of the Albion, an older man without much familiarity with mobile suits. Upon being assigned to retrieve the GP-02, he becomes caught up in events, eventually becoming the primary force in opposition to Operation Stardust.
- A Father to His Men
- Can't Hold His Liquor: He keeps it in the infirmary and has the medic dole it out in manageable amounts.
- Driven to Suicide
- Reasonable Authority Figure
Anavel GatoAn Ace Pilot known as the Nightmare of Solomon for his part in the Battle of Solomon during the One Year War, Gato reappears to Gundamjack the shiny-new nuclear-equipped GP-02 as part of an Evil Plan to bring the Federation to its knees. He gains a rivalry with Kou over the course of the series.
- Ambiguously Jewish: Anavel is apparently Hebrew for "Humble servant of God" or something like that.
- Bad Ass
- Big Bad: As the instigator and source of the main conflict.
- Char Clone: Averted, surprisingly.
- Large Ham: SOLOMON!! I! HAVE! RETURNED!!!
- Unwitting Instigatorof Doom: In the sense that his plan had very different consequences than he truly intended. Had he not dropped a colony on Earth then the Titans would never have come to power and things would have gone very differently in the Universal Century. Instead of reviving Zeon he just made the Federation worse.
Aiguille DelazThe leader of the Delaz Fleet and the ultimate mastermind behind Operation Stardust, Delaz represents the largest group of Zeon loyalists left in the Earth Sphere. Utilizing his limited resources to the greatest possible effect, he works with Gato and Cima to achieve his goals.
Cima GarahauA Zeon commander loosely allied with Delaz, she works with him for now, but obviously serves only herself. Brass and ostentatious, both Delaz and Gato dislike her intensely, but are forced to work with her because of the forces she commands. For her part, she's not too fond of them, either.
- Anti-Villain: Type II, although you have to look into supplemental material to really see it.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Gets one in 8th MS Team, although only via All There in the Manual. She's the pilot of the colony-gassing Zaku I that appears in Shiro's flashback. In one of the games, there's a Reaction Shot where she ineffectually screams that she'd been told it was knock-out gas, not a nerve agent.
- Dark Action Girl: One of the biggest in Gundam.
- Defector from Decadence: Cima is sick and tired of Zeon's evil ways, and spends the entire series secretly collaborating with the Federation. Alternate Universe materials that have her survive show her eventually leaving the Titans for the same reasons.
- Heel Face Door Slam: Kou is the one to take her down despite the fact she's on his side.
- Hero Antagonist: Notably, it's the Albion that keeps getting in the way of her plans to save lives and stop the colony drop, and she manages to put an end to Delaz before Kou shows up to kill her while she's trying to help stop the falling colony.
- Poor Communication Kills: Completely averted. Kou knows that she's on his side and that he has explicit orders not to fight her. He does it anyway, because he wants revenge.
- Obligatory War Crime Scene: In 08th MS Team, though she wasn't aware of it at the time. It eventually fuels her defection.
Nina PurpletonNot technically part of the Earth Federation military, Nina is the engineer from Anaheim Electronics in charge of the Gundam Development Project. As such, when the GP-01 is unexpectedly sent into battle, she works closely with Kou. Their relationship is... interesting.Voiced by Rei Sakuma.
- Berserk Button: Treat her creations well. If you don't...
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl with Mora's tomboy.
- Tsundere: Holy shit...
Mora BaschtA mechanic from Anaheim, she works with Nina, maintaining the Anaheim Gundams and providing her with moral support. She takes an interest in Keith early on, and the two can be found in each other's company frequently throughout the series.
- Amazonian Beauty: Tall and muscle-bound, and very charming in a tomboyish way
- Beta Couple: With Keith.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She stands head and shoulders over Keith. Of course, she's taller then most guys on the ship in general.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy with Nina's girly girl.
- Wrench Wench: Nina's the programmer and designer, but she's the one who actually builds and repairs the tech.