Characters / Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

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Kou Uraki

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An 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 Normal: Unlike most UC Gundam protagonists, he's not a Newtype, but racks up an impressive amount of kills.
  • Butt Monkey: Even after taking a level in badass, he still suffers this.
  • Determinator: For all the bad things that happen to him through the course of the series, he still manages to keep going and prove his badassery further.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Carrots. They're rabbit food for pete's sake.
  • Ensign Newbie: Subverted. While he is a newly-graduated officer with the rank of Ensign at the start of the series, it's the higher-ranking Lieutenants like Burning and later Monsha who are put in charge of Mobile Suit operations on board the Albion.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: Averted. He's already a trained MS pilot when he's forced to use the Gp 01 Gundam the first time. And unlike the Newtype pilots, he has some difficulty adjusting with the machine at first.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: Pretty much his and the Albion crew's jacking of the Gp03 Dendrobium counts.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: Suffers one early on.
  • Large Ham: "GATOOOOOOOOO!!!!"
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: He gets this twice. First, when the Gp 01 is trashed by Cima's Gelgoog Marine, it's subsequently turned into the Space-use Gp01Fb. When that one's destroyed, the crew of the Albion is forced to jack the Gp03 Dendrobium for Kou to use against Gato's Neue Zeil.
  • Nice Guy: Even when Nina backstabs him in order to stop him and Gato from killing one another, he doesen't have the guts to shoot her.
  • Reverse Grip: Holds his beam sword like this to stab it through GP-02's neck. It doubles as a Chekhov's Skill since he actually used this technique against Gato in the second episode as well, against the Gp02's shield.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Started off as a rookie and then became a MAN OF DESTINY.

Chuck Keith

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Kou'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.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Mostly with Nina though.
  • The Lancer: To Kou.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: He gets an Ace Custom GM Cannon II after losing his Zaku II F2 early in the series.
  • 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.

South Burning

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A 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: To the point that Kou and Keith are genuinely saddened when he's killed in Episode 8.
  • 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 Blond
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: His (apparently) lightly damaged Mobile Suit blows up (thanks to a hit to the wiring and fuel cells) just as he discovers the true purpose of Operation Stardust.
  • Informed Flaw: One commander called Burning 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 Team

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From left: Bate, Adel, and Monsha.

Burning'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.

Eiphar Synapse

The 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.

Kowen

Captain Synapse's immediate superior, he's responsible for attempting to stop Operation Stardust in its tracks.

  • Big Good: The closest the series has to one, being the one responsible for all operations centered on stopping Operation Stardust.
  • Foil: To Jamitov. See the entry below.
  • He Knows Too Much: He's immediately arrested after finding out about Jamitov's plans.
  • Oh Crap!: His face says it all when he finds out that his superior has decided to side with Jamitov's plans in letting the Colony Drop happen.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: One of the few Federation officers who realizes the danger that the Delaz Fleet poses.

Jamitov Hymem

A high-ranking Earth Forces officer who later becomes the founder of the Titans.

Bask Ohm

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An Earth Federation officer who has close ties with Jamitov. Seen commanding the Federation effort in attempting to stop the colony drop. He's later shown on television during the founding of the Titans organization.

  • Bald Black Leader Guy: Fits the bill due to being the leader of the attempt at stopping Operation Stardust.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: In side materials, it's hinted they're actually used to help him see.
  • Scary Black Man: Even in this series, he still shows that he's not someone to mess with. Just look at what happens to Synapse.
  • Start of Darkness: While already implied to have issues beforehand, this series shows how he became a member of the Titans.

    Zeon Remnants 

Anavel Gato

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"SOLOMON!!! I! HAVE! RETURNED!!!"

An 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.
  • Badass Normal: Like Kou, he has no Newtype powers, but is still a really skilled pilot nonetheless.
  • Big Bad: As the instigator and source of the main conflict, but not the one who planned it all (that credit goes to Delaz).
  • Char Clone: Averted, surprisingly.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: To his superior Delaz, and the Delaz fleet as a whole, on account of leading Operation Stardust in the field and eventually taking absolute command after Delaz's death.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: Steals the nuclear-armed Physalis Gundam in the first episode.
  • The Heavy: His theft of the Gp02 Gundam drives the main plot.
  • Large Ham: SOLOMON!! I! HAVE! RETURNED!!!
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Gets a massive Mobile Armor called the Neue Ziel, replacing the recently destroyed Gp 02, just in time for the final battle.
  • Noble Demon: One of the biggest examples in the Gundam meta-verse.
  • Nuke 'em: He does this to 2/3 of the Federation fleet with the Gp02's nuclear bazooka.
  • Unwitting Instigator of 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. Though, in the long run, he did succeed in eventually convincing other Zeon remnants, namely Axis, to begin their own movement against the Federation, as Zeta shows us.

Aiguille Delaz

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The 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 Garahau

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A 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.
  • Four Is Death: It's in the name of her second Mobile Suit, the Gerbera Tetra (which means "Four").
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Kou is the one to take her down despite the fact she's on his side.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Is at the receiving end of the main cannon from Kou's Dendrobium.
  • 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.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: From her Ace Custom Gelgoog Marine to the Gerbera Tetra, actually converted from one of the Gundam Development Project prototypes.
  • 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.

Haman Karn

The appointed leader of Axis Zeon.

  • The Cameo: Gets a brief speaking role in Episode 9.

Karius

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Gato's right-hand man who has fought by his side ever since the One-Year War.

  • Foil: To Keith. Made more explicit during the fight between the Gp01Fb and Gp02.
  • Number Two: To Gato.
  • Sole Survivor: Of Gato's unit from the One-Year War. Additionally, he's also the only named survivor of the Delaz Fleet in Episode 13, when he makes it back to the Axis Fleet with Nina in tow.

    Civilian 

Nina Purpleton

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Not 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...
  • Easily Forgiven: Even after backstabbing Kou for Gato at the end of the series, Kou still forgives her for the entire thing. Though it's implied it took months or even a few years for them to come up to terms when they meet again in the ending.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Only in her early 20s and is already a whiz when it comes to anything related to the Gundams.
  • She's Got Legs: Lt. Monsha even uses his Mobile suit's camera to zoom in on them in Episode 4.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl with Mora's tomboy.
  • Tsundere: Very. To say that she's this to Kou is a huge understatement at best.

Mora Bascht

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A 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.

Kelly Layzner

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A one-armed former Zeon pilot now living on the moon, he is secretly in league with the Delaz Fleet, covertly repairing a massive mobile armor concealed in the junk yard where he lives.

  • Char Clone: While not as much as the others, he is a blond who pilots a red mech. Not to mention being a mentor to Kou.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: His Mobile Armor Valvaro has a definite crustacean feel to its design.
  • Handicapped Bad Ass: He manages to skillfully pilot the Val Varo even after three years of being handicapped.
  • Mentor Archetype: Briefly is one to Kou.
  • Retired Bad Ass: For a while.

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