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- Ace Pilot
- Setsuna is a steamroller in season 1 and then mixes it up with Bushwacker in season 2.
- Allelujah is a bushwacker.
- Lockon is a sniper.
- Tiera is a plugger.
- "Awesome McCool" Name: None of their names would be give normal human being.
- Setsuna F[rom]. Seiei can be translated as "A Moment from Eternity". Justified, as it is a code name.
- Lockon Stratos is a sniper. Again, justified because it is a code name.
- Allelujah Haptism is rhymes with "Hallelujah Baptism".
- Tieria Erde's name is based off of words from "Earth" and "Angel"
- Byronic Hero: They all have the lofty goal of ending war, but they each of their own deep flaws:
- Setsuna is still traumatized by his past and has dedicated himself fully to Celestial Being's ideals to the point where he pretty much has no social skills.
- Allelujah has a bloodthirsty split personality.
- Lockon comes off as the most stable of the group, but he has a rather nasty vengeful streak. The second Lockon is not quite as vengeful, but he has an inferiority complex towards his brother that leads to some rather obnoxious behavior on his part.
- Tieria is (at first) willing to do just about anything to fullfill Celestial Being's ideals and has no tolerance for CB members who perform anywhere less than perfectly.
- Code Name: Setsuna and Lockon use code names. Allelujah uses his real name, as the closest thing he has to a legal name is just a serial number. Tieria, having never existed independent of Celestial Being, uses his real name.
- Dark and Troubled Past: All but Tieria. Setsuna is a Self-Made Orphan Child Soldier, Lockon has both dead parents and a dead little sister thanks to a terrorist attack, and Allelujah has Survivor Guilt for killing (and presumably eating to survive) his fellow escapees from the Super Soldier program.
- Expy: Gundam Meisters share similarities with Gundam pilots from Gundam Wing with the exception of one missing who is converted into 1 being with the other.
- Female Gaze: The second ED animation, which featured Setsuna and Allelujah in Shirtless Scenes, a close-up shot of Lockon's crotch and a Sexy Soaked Shirt scene involving Tieria.
- Hero with Bad Publicity : They seek to end all war by using military force, which quickly earns them the animocity of the power blocks, although much of the civilian populaiton suppoert them. However, thanks to the Trinity siblings' brutality and Ribbons's manipulation, the world comes to view them as the terrorists.
- Mr. Fanservice: Let's see...
- Setsuna is a cute, stoic boy in season 1. In the second season, he grows up to be quite Tall, Dark, and Handsome.
- Lockon is a badass Nice Guy and Even the Guys Want Him.
- Allelujah is a Tall, Dark, and Handsome quiet guy. His Split Personality, Hallelujah, is a Tall, Dark, and Snarky Ax-Crazy Blood Knight and the meisters' cool and sexy Crazy Awesome Token Evil Teammate.
- Tieria is an effeminate-looking guy with glasses. And then he crossdresses! WOW! Even The Girls and Guys Want Tieria!
- Shoulders of Doom: All of their Gundams have something attached to their respective shoulders.
- The Team: Acting as more of The Squad, where the roles are more important than their personalities.
- Season 1:
- The Leader / Magnetic Hero: Lockon Stratos (AKA Neil Dylandy) as the field commander of the Meisters, and Friendly Sniper that is charismatic enough to have a relationship with all the others.
- The Lancer: Setsuna F. Seiei, commonly paired up with Lockon. A reclusive child who is devoted to the cause to the point of ignoring other people. Most recognize that he will someday be The Hero, but not yet.
- Genius Bruiser: Tieria Erde - who commands both their AI system, and pilots the Gundam with the most brute force.
- Designated Point Man: H/Allelujah Haptism (Has a Split Personality that acts as the Token Evil Teammate.) Specializes in scouting missions, and hit and run tactics to create more openings for the stronger Gundams to clean house (particularly when paired with Tieria)
- Sixth Ranger Traitor: Team Trinity, who first showed up as reinforcements, but then went off the rails and did more harm than good. Maybe?
- Season 2.
- The Hero: Setsuna F. Seiei, who has become much more amicable as he's matured, and is level headed enough to lead missions.
- The Lancer: Lockon Stratos (AKA Lyle Dylandy), in the shadow of his predecessor, he's Hot-Blooded to contrast the now rational Setsuna.
- Genius Bruiser: Tieria Erde retaining his old role.
- Designated Point Man / Mood-Swinger: Allelujah Haptism (Becomes both the Token Evil Teammate whenever Hallelujah re-emerges.) Mostly retaining his old role, but his split personalities are even more extreme.
- Sixth Rangers: Soma Peries and Saji Crossroad
- Season 1:
- True Companions: Takes a very long time to get there, but it happens close to the end of the first season.
Setsuna F. Seiei
Original Name: Soran IbrahimThe main character of the series. Formerly known as Soran Ibrahim, Setsuna is a kid soldier who was recruited in a movement to fight in the name of God, under the guidance of Ali Al-Saachez. As a requirement to do so, Setsuna is told to kill his parents and does so. During the ensuing battle, he was saved by a Gundam and after realizing that Ali is bad, he grows to resent him and war in general, and later on swore to become a Gundam: One who destroys conflict. He is later recruited by Celestial Being as a Gundam Meister and pilots Gundam Exia. In the 2nd season, he pilots the titular 00 Gundam.Setsuna is also neighbors to Saji Crossroad, though his involvement with Celestial Beings strains their normal relationship. He is somehow close to the Azadistan princess Marina Ismail, whom he may consider as a mother or older sister figure. (She happens to look quite a bit like his Missing Mom, and has the same voice to boot.)
Affiliation: KPSA, Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Close quarters combat)
Affiliation: KPSA, Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Close quarters combat)
- GN-001 Gundam Exia
- GN-001RE Gundam Exia Repair
- GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II
- GN-0000 00 Gundam
- GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser
- Alliterative Name: Setsuna Seiei. If you don't include his middle initial.
- Ascended Fanboy: He has loved the concept of a "Gundam" ever since he was a child... and now he's piloting one.
- The Atoner: For being a child soldier and for killing his parents.
- Bash Brothers: With Saji, in the second season. Saji pilots the 0-Raiser, he docks it with Setsuna's 00 Gundam and both mechas form the 00-Raiser.
- Berserk Button: Should you a) threaten the well being of his comrades/friends or b) happen to be Ali Al Saachez, he will be not be amused in the slightest, to put it nicely.
- BFS Beam: The Trans-Am Raiser.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: Exia has these.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Okay, he has severe social problems and thinks he IS his Gundam, but that doesn't stop him from kicking ass.
- Catch-Phrase: "I AM GUNDAM!", "Exterminating the targets!"
- Celibate Hero: He develops a close relationship with Marina, but when asked if they are dating, they both matter-of-factly deny it. However, when Feldt gives Setsuna a flower, he implies that he's aware that she is flirting with him and he doesn't reject her advances.
- Character Development: Over the course of the show, he goes from emotionally repressed, to still stoic, but more caring. His aloofness is now more out of being a veteran of combat and he even dispenses advice to both Saji and Lyle that get them out of their respective funks. Essentially, he's cooler.
- Chaste Hero: First season. He sneaks into Marina's bedroom at night and is unable to understand the implications.
- Child Soldiers: In a way, this is somewhat a Deconstruction of the typical Gundam protagonist. Here we have a person who's been "conscripted" by circumstance and forced to do horrific things from childhood... and we get to see the psychological damage that it's caused him. Most Gundam leads would fit the UN definition of a Child Soldier, but the shows usually gloss over the specific long-term effects of combat on children and teens; not here.
- Dark and Troubled Past: He was indoctrinated into killing his parents by a psychopath. Said psychopath then sent most of his friends off on suicide bombing missions in foreign countries. When he was ten, he and the remaining survivors were then left to fend for themselves in a battle that killed every other member of the group besides him before he was rescued by Celestial Being. By the time he is introduced to the rest of the gundam meisters at the age of 14, he is already sporting his usual thousand-yard stare.
- Dual Wielding: Exia and 00 have this as an arsenal.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: The Trans-Am Burst which dramatically expands the range of the various abilities of his Gundam in Trans-Am Mode. And, for that matter, Trans-Am itself played something of a similar role in season 1.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Gradually becomes an Innovator over the course of Season 2, thanks to all the GN particles.
- Evolutionary Levels: The 00's Twin GN Drive transforms him into an Innovator, the next stage of human evolution.
- Fanservice Pack: He was visibly short in season 1. But by season 2, he was able to catch up and becomes Tall, Dark, and Handsome.
- Hates Being Touched: In regards to both himself and his Gundams.
- The Hero: He is the protagonist and is the most idealistic of the Meisters.
- Hollywood Atheist: As a consequence of being forced to commit and witness unspeakable horrors as a "soldier of God."
- Hot-Blooded: He's generally very quiet off the battlefield, but when in combat, he shouts like the best of them.
- Improbable Age: 16 in the first season, 21 in the second, but still entrusted to pilot one of the most powerful mobile suits in the world. Somewhat justified because of his back-story as a child soldier.
- It's Personal: He * hates* Ali for what he did to him. This will extends to Ribbons as well after Setsuna learns that his previously-unidentified "hero" from childhood is evil.
- Knight in Sour Armor: His letter to Marina at the end of the first season sums it up,"Marina... Ismail... By the time you read this... I'll already be gone. Armed Interventions to put an end to war... I'm unable to do anything but fight for Celestial Being... You taught me what it means to fight. Back then, just like Gundam. I wanted to know.. Why our world is so terminally distorted? Where did this distortion come from? Why are there people who are unconsciously evil? Why do they not realize that their evil hurts others? Why is humanity an existence that only conflicts with itself? Why are there people to rule, and those who are ruled? Why do we wound each other? In spite of all this, why do people go on living like they do? I wanted to ask you. Please think of an answer, if we may meet again. That being the case, I will seek out the same thing on a different path than yours. Down the path towards mutual human understanding for the answer. I'll keep looking for it, together with my Gundam. Together with... My Gundam.
- Laser Blade: Exia has four beam sabers.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Both Exia and 00 have one, with 00's being two smaller ones that can combine into a bigger one.
- Meaningful Name: His codename is an anagram of "If I see a sunset", and in the first opening he is seen walking at sunset.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted when Lockon I/Neil died. He shed lots of Manly Tears.
- Mistaken for Romance: No, he and Marina are not romantically involved, but people tend to assume otherwise anyway. When Mileina asks Setsuna and Marina if they are a couple, the scene is notable for having absolutely none of the expected embarrassment involved; both deliver an absolutely deadpan denial. He emphasized that again when Feldt gave him flowers and thought Marina might be mad about this.
- My Hero Zero: Idolizes the GN-000 0 Gundam. In season 2, he pilots the titular GN-0000 00 Gundam, which can combine with the GNR-010 0 Raiser to form the GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser.
- Mysterious Middle Initial: What his middle initial of "F." stands for is never properly revealed, although supplemental materials reveal that it is short fro from, which gives his name a prophetic meaning.
- Mythology Gag: His birthday is April 7, 2291. In the real world, Mobile Suit Gundam was first broadcast on Japanese television on April 7, 1979. Relena Peacecraft/Darlian also shares the same birth date.
- Named After Somebody Famous: He is named after the main star of Turtles Can Fly, the first film to be made in Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The film is about war orphans.
- Not Good with People: In season 1 at least.
- Not So Stoic: While Setusna rarely shows emotions, he breaks down crying after Lockon dies.
- Oblivious to Love: Doesn’t seem to notice at first when girls such as Feldt or Nina are interested in him.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Averted. When he get's shot in the shoulder by Ali he becomes debilitated and eventually looses consciousness.
- Papa Wolf: Very much so in season 2. Sensing his comrades all on the brink of death pissed him off to the point that he unknowingly initiates the "Trans-AM burst mode", completely turning the tide of the battle.
- The Paragon: Seeks to become his ideal of a "Gundam", a being with the power to end all conflict and save everyone. He eventually succeeds.
- Platonic Life-Partners: Both him and Marina consider each other their most important person and they share a nearly spiritual connection, but they like to make clear they aren't romantically interested in each other.
- Prophetic Names: A Moment From The Holy Eternity. If you translate it to Japanese except the From , which you will remove the other three letters after F, you'll get Setsuna F Seiei. The Director says it represents the moments of revolutions in the long history of mankind, hinting at Setsuna being the true Innovator, the one who is going to bring revolution to mankind. If that is not enough, watch episode 24, where his mobile suit enables global telepathy, breaks the mind control powers of certain Innovators, and reverses the form of radiation poisoning that had been slowly killing several characters. While it was already clear that it could do all of these; it was not clear that it could do it on that scale.
- Scarf Of Ass Kicking: Inverted. He wears one only in his civilian outfit, so he does most of his asskicking when he's not wearing it.
- Screaming Warrior: Screams with rage when he's fighting in intence battles.
- Self-Made Orphan: He murdered his family as part of initiation to the KPSA. Understandably, he has never gotten over it.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Saji and him are like this in season 2. Setsuna is calm and composed, while Saji is always worried about his safety and that of others.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's clearly traumatized by his experiences as a child soldier.
- Shipper on Deck: Saji/Louise fanboy in season 2, to the extreme of slashing off Andrei Smirnov's A-Head when he attempted to kill Saji.
- Shirtless Scene: He and H/Allelujah in the second ED.
- Shout-Out: His entire characterization has many references to Square Enix games, namely;
- Kingdom Hearts: For his Relationship Voice Actor with Saji.
- Final Fantasy VII: For having Exia use the omni-slash against Throne Zwei.
- Final Fantasy VIII: First for his rivalry with Graham that mirrors that of Squall Leonheart and Seifer Almassy's. Second with his Gundams using GN blades (GN is sometimes pronounced as "gun" in this series, you get the idea). Third with the 00 Raiser's Trans-Am Raiser being identical to Squall's Blasting Zone Limit Break.
- His personality is also similar to typical Final Fantasy main leads, especially Cloud and Squall.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is his last name Ibrahim, Ebrahim or Ybrahim?
- Stalker with a Crush: Subverted. He follows Marina around for quite a number of times in season one, but that's due to him being a Not Good with People Chaste Hero.
- The Stoic: Generally doesn't show much emotion.
- Storm of Blades: The 00 Qan[T] has six Sword Bits.
- Swiss Army Weapon: The GN Sword on Exia, GN Sword III on the 00, and the GN Sword V on the 00 Qan[T].
- That Man Is Dead: If you mention the name Soran Ibrahim to Setsuna, chances are he'll be shocked. Very, very shocked.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: A trademark skill of his, to the point where his aim with thrown weapons is arguably better than with beam weapons. He's so accurate with throwing his swords and GN beam sabers that he's capable of destroying GN-Fangs in flight just by throwing beam sabers and blades twice their size, and has used this tactic multiple times to down enemy MS. He once even managed to take out the Regnant by throwing a sword partially through it's GN field, then shooting the rest to push it through.
- Thousand-Yard Stare: Kind of his default mode.
- Tyke-Bomb: He's a former child soldier who uses the skills he gathred to fight for Celestial Being.
- Where It All Began: He ends up destroying the 0 Gundam, the very Mobile Suit that saved him during the very first episode using his original mobile suit, the Exia Gundam. Also, before the said battle took place, he had the Exia descend to battle in the same manner during its debut.
Original Name: Neil Dylandy (First), Lyle Dylandy (Second)The resident sniper of Celestial Being and the pilot of Gundam Dynames. Lockon acts like a big brother towards the rest of the Meisters, and is the most easygoing, accompanied with a Haro. He has a Dark and Troubled Past, as he was a survivor of a terrorist attack (initiated by the Setsuna's faction). Lockon eventually got to know better and directed his anger towards Ali Al-Saachez. Unfortunately, while fighting Ali alone, Lockon was badly wounded and was eventually killed, but not after he shot down Ali's Throne Zwei, severely ruining the machine and putting him out of action for a good while.Thus was the story of the Lockon known as Neil Dylandy.In the second season, Neil's twin younger brother Lyle, a member of Katharon, took the name of Lockon Stratos and pilots Dynames' successor: the Gundam Cherudim. He's just as skilled as his predecessor, but at first he tends to act as if he knows nothing about piloting (though later, he shows a more intense and emotional side).
Affiliation: Celestial Being, Katharon (Second)
Role: Gundam Meister (Long range combat and suppression)
Affiliation: Celestial Being, Katharon (Second)
Role: Gundam Meister (Long range combat and suppression)
- GN-002 Gundam Dynames
- GN-006 Cherudim Gundam
- GN-006GNHW/R Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R
Tropes associated with both Lockons.
- Badass Normal: Lockon's teammates are two Tyke Bombs (a Child and a Super Soldier to be specific) and an Artificial Human. He always manages to hold his own.
- BFG: The sniper rifles mounted on their Gundams.
- Catch-Phrase: "Targeted and firing!"
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Of course the Irish guy would have a green Gundam.
- Cynicism Catalyst: The deaths of their family at the hands of terrorists. Although Neil keeps his rage and angst to a minimum, it's still there. He subverts the standard of becoming an Anti-Hero, and instead fills the gaps with Celestial Being's members. Lyle, on the other-hand, moved on with his life after the incident.
- Determinators: Both of them are able to pull impressive showings while either injured or using battered Gundams during their respective battles in each season's finale.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Zig-zagged. Lyle goes out of his way to distinguish himself from Neil in the early parts of S2. He ends up dedicating himself to Celestial Being like Neil, but rejects the thirst for revenge that drove his brother.
- Expy: His personality is suspiciously similar to Duo Maxwell's.
- Friendly Sniper: Both of them are very cheerful, although some of Lyle's behavior can be obnoxious.
- Guns Akimbo: Lockon II, who normally dual-wields beam pistols. Dynames likewise had and occasionally used twin pistols, but Lockon I tended to favor the sniper rifle. One at least one occasion though, he did go Guns Akimbo with one of the pistols in one hand, and said rifle in the other.
- The Gunslinger: The primary style of fighting between the two, given their Gundams' specialty of long-distance combat.
- Legacy Character: The codename Lockon Stratos belongs not to the man, but to the sniper.
- Macross Missile Massacre: All the Lockons' Gundams are capable of missile barrages.
- Meaningful Name: In reference to their aiming and firearms expertise.
- Not So Different: Despite Lyle's claim that he is not like his brother Neil, his time spent with Celestial Being had some instances that parallels him to his twin brother.
- Revenge: Neil's biggest motivation. Lyle subverts this as he rejects this. He does consider shooting Setsuna to avenge Anew (after beating the daylights out of him), but doesn't. And when he faces Ali he gives him a Last-Second Chance—which Ali promptly squanders, so Lyle shoots him anyhow.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Neil is confident and vengeful, while Lyle has an inferiority complex but is much more willing to forgive. The difference is signficant enough that their names tell it; Neil means cloud, while Lyle means Island.
- Take Up My Sword: After Neil dies, Setsuna recruits Lyle into Celestial Being to pilot Dynames's successor Gundam.
- Always Someone Better: Lyle has an inferiority complex towards him.
- Berserk Button: He's normally very calm, but he goes balistic when he confronts terrorism. Pointing out that Celestial Being's actions are debatably terrorism tends to make him lose it even more.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Neil is the nice, easy-going and open-minded one. But he is not soft and will never show any mercy to anybody who harms the innocent.
- Neil in Ep.8: I'm not holding back. I'm not giving you any mercy!/Sorry, but today don't expect any mercy from me.Neil in Ep.13: I was afraid I might be a little rusty. . . but I guess not.
- Big Brother Mentor: Serves as kind of an older brother figure for the Meisters. Towards Setsuna especially, as well as Feldt.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: He rather seems to be addressing the audience with his last words: "Hey, are you all satisfied with this kind of world? I... hate it."
- Broken Ace: A milder case. Yes he is a great and respected team leader to his comrades, but deep inside, he's a guy with huge, unresolved vengeance issues.
- Dead Person Conversation: Manages to tell Tieria to calm down when he's struggling with inner turmoil. He would later do this to Setsuna as well, telling him the past can never be changed.
- Death by Disfigurement: If he didn't have that blind spot, he probably would have fared better against Ali and might not have had to sacrifice himself to wi.
- Dying Alone: Dies by himself, drifting in space before the GN Arms to explode.
- Expy: Greatly resembles Duo from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing in personality.
- Even the Guys Want Him: It's implied that Tieria has a crush on him.
- Eye Scream: He loses an eye courtesy of Patrick.
- Eyepatch of Power: He could regenerate his eye, but he elects for the patch because he feels his comrades need him now and regeneration would prevent him from fighting fpor weeks. He wears it until the end of his life.
- Famous Last Words"You people down there... are you satisfied with the way the world is? As for me... I hate it."
- Finger Gun: He loves doing this, even when he's dying.
- Grasp the Sun: Right before he dies, he grasps the Earth, then flicks his finger to where Japan where the original viewers are; see Breaking the Fourth Wall above.
- Handicapped Badass: He refuses full treatment for his eye due to the dire situation, but losing depth perception and gaining a blind side are not good for a sniper.
- The Heart: A male example. Celestial Being is a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits at best, but he plays a major part in their being an effective team.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He took the slash meant for Tieria, although it isn't fatal.
- Improbable Aiming Skills: "I'm the man who can shoot beyond the stratosphere."
- Nice Guy: It takes a special brand of kindness to defrost Tieria.
- Nice Guys Finish Last: Averted, at least where Feldt and [[Tsundere Tieria]] are concerned.
- Pretty in Mink: His vest has fur in its collar. He's also sporting a Squall-like bomber jacket in the very first ED.
- Revenge Before Reason: Decides to go after Ali despite still recovering from his his eye injury and his Gundam not being fully repaired, leading to his death.
- Spirit Advisor: Occasionally appears a ghost before the rest of Celstial Being in Season 2.
- Still Got It: When he uses a regular sniper rifle to take out some terrorists he says that he thought he had gotten rusty.
- Stupid Sacrifice: Sure, he puts Ali out of commission for a while, but it ultimately killed him, thus costing Celestial being a pilot for the season 1 final battle.
- Unknown Rival: He hates Ali for killing his family, but to Ali, Neil is just one of thouands of his victims.
- Worf Had the Flu: Neil refuses to heal his wounded eye, giving him a rather massive blind spot. When Ali figures this out, he attacks Dynames's blind spot, disabling Dynames and forcing Lockon to make a Heroic Sacrifice to win.
- Angsty Surviving Twin: Averted. While Lyle was far from happy about Neil's death, he isn't particularly grief stricken about it either.
- Attack Drone: The Cherudim's shield bits.
- Backup Twin: Deconstructed. Lyle goes way out of his way to ensure that those around him don't try to compare him to Neil. Things worked out well, fortunately.
- Becoming the Mask: In the finale, he finally embraces his identity as a Gundam Meister/
- Black Sheep: Left his family to go to boarding school because he was sick of being overshadowed by Neil.
- Chekhov's Gunman: He's first seen visiting the Dylandy family grave in Season One, but he dosen't become a main character until Season Two.
- Codename: Lockon Stratos for Celestial Being. Gene-1 for Kataron.
- Double Agent: For Katharon; subverted in that his CB comrades know he's a double agent and don't care. If anything, his role as Double Agent mostly meant that Katharon, had a man in a group that they knew had stronger guns than they did, and was pretty much CB's unspoken ally; at no point were CB and Katharon openly at odds with each other.
- Gun Kata: He's so awesome at it. VERY Awesome.
- Handsome Lech: Invoked. He sexually harasses Feldt so she'll stop viewing him like he's the same person as Neil.
- Heartbroken Badass: After Anew's death.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's a good man, but he can be quite a jerk.
- Large Ham: Sometimes invoked with the Catch-Phrase...
- Lyle: Just like the name says: TARGETED AND FIRING!
- Let's Get Dangerous!: He's quite a daredevil, really.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted when Anew died. He shed lots of Manly Tears and goes on a Heroic B.S.O.D..
- Middle Child Syndrome: He fits this well, considering that Neil was the older twin and they had a dead little sister.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Made even more apparent in 4 months for 2312 where he found out that Anew was an Innovator but neglected to tell her or anyone else.
- Although that neglect could be an Idiot Ball of its own, since there was already one other Innovade on the crew who could maybe help separate Anew from the hivemind.
- Smoking Is Cool: Is shown smoking a few times to show how awesome he is.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Anew. He's a Gundam Meister of Celestial Being and she's a Innovade deep cover operative. Their romance ends with her tragic death.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Deconstructed. He looks exactly like his twin and has the same fighting style, but their personalities are different and Lyle is not at all happy about being brought in to Celestial Being to replace him.
- Swiss Army Weapon: The Cherudim's dual handguns have a built in axe for short-range combat.
Original Name: E-057The third of the Gundam Meisters, pilot of Gundam Kyrios, and later Arios. Allelujah is a product of a Super Soldier program, but a failed one. He has another personality named "Hallelujah". While Allelujah is calm and amiable, Hallelujah is a sociopathic person who laughs in the face of deaths... of many of his enemies. In the events of the series, however, Allelujah lost Hallelujah and was forced to continue on his own. He seems to be acquainted towards Soma Peries, another product of that said program.
Affiliation: Super Human Research Institute, Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Hit-and-Run tactics)
Affiliation: Super Human Research Institute, Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Hit-and-Run tactics)
- GN-003 Gundam Kyrios
- GN-007 Arios Gundam
- GN-007GNHW/M Arios Gundam GNHW/M
- Alliterative Name: Hallelujah Haptism.
- Ambiguously Evil: Hallelujah may be insane, sadistic and unstable, but he is still part of Allelujah. He may be amused to see people suffering and like to finish his enemies in brutal ways, but he does all this because he wants Allelujah to stay alive.
- Ax-Crazy: Compared to Stoic and Nice Guy Allelujah, Hallelujah is very unstable, brutal and violence. Allelujah Is disturbed by how he takes down his enemies while mocking them in brutal fashion.
- Battle Couple: With his girlfriend Soma/Marie, in the second season. When she returns to action in the GN Archer, she docks it with the Arios Gundam and forms the Arios Archer.
- The Big Guy: Allelujah in season 1. In season 2, he became more of a male version of The Chick. Hallelujah on the other hand fights more like The Brute due to being the Token Evil Teammate.
- Badass in Distress: He was captured and placed in a high security prison, where he was completely isolated, bound in a chair and straitjacket and muzzled for over 4 years due to Celestial Being unable to find him. Thanks to Wang Liu Mei and Nena Trinity’s information, he is finally freed by the other Meisters.
- Blood Knight: Hallelujah clearly enjoys fighting and killing, to the point it amuses him and makes him laugh.
- Bound and Gagged: Spends the first few episodes of Season 2 like this.
- Brought Down to Normal: Allelujah receives a head injury courtesy by Soma Peries, which resulted in him losing his quantum brainwaves and his other personality Hallelujah. This is also affects his skills, which decreased into average level. Exposure to the 00's twin GN drive fixes this and restores Hallelujah.
- Bystander Syndrome: Allelujah fell victim to this in Season 1. When Soma was nearby, he collapsed on the ground with severe pain in his head. People around didn't bother to help him and just continued walking.
- Child Soldiers: He was raised by a program that experimented on children to create Tykebombs, although he escaped after learning that he was going to be executed as a failure.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Marie, his only friend as a child.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: As stated in the epilogue novel version of season 1, Allelujah was treated inhumanly and was tortured by the A-Laws.
- Combat Pragmatist: Hallelujah will do just about anything to win, a notable example being him smacking Hilling's Garazzo around using his beam rifle as a club.
- Creepy Good: Hallelujah is a psycho that'll do anything to stay alive and enjoys killing people, but he has no problems with fighting to fulfill Allelujah's dream of a world without conflict.
- Demoted to Extra: He got shafted in terms of facetime for the latter part of Season One. He got some spotlight in Season Twp ue to his and Soma's subplot, but faded into the background again once that was resolved.
- Destructive Savior: The Meisters all inflict massive collaterla damage, but Hallelujah stands apart from actually enjoying it.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Bordering on Stalker with a Crush levels towards Soma/Marie, particularly in S2 until her dormant personality emerges thanks to him yelling "Marie" at her about three dozen times. After that they're on better terms, but he's still overprotective to the point of irritating her at times.
- Duality Motif: Allelujah has a gray eye and a gold one. His hair always obscures one of the two, cluing any viewers into whether it is he or his evil Split Personality Hallelujah that is currently in control. In the end, he ends up pulling his hair back to reveal both eyes, allowing both personalities to simultaneously control his body, giving him the reflexes of two people.
- Evil Is Hammy: Hallelujah is much louder than Allelujah.
- Evil Laugh: Hallelujah loves laughing as he slaughters people.
- Evil Me Scares Me: Allelujah's relationship with Hallelujah is not an easy one.
- Exhausted Eye Bags: Episode 1 until 3 of season 2. Probably because he is sleepless or a sign that he is in no good condition when imprisoned for 4 years in Detention Center.
- First Guy Wins: He is the very first boy that Marie knew personally and befriended. And they end up together.
- Forgotten Friend, New Foe: Marie being unable to remember him and their first meeting of their childhood due to the side effecst of the HRL scientists implanting the Soma Peries personality within her, resulting in both of them becoming each other's enemies. Until in Episode 7 of Season 2, where she finally remembers him after regaining her original personality and defects to Celestial Being to be with him.
- Gentle Giant: He's quite a bit taller than his fellow Meisters in season 1, but is both shy and very affable. Hallelujah... is not so gentle.
- Gollum Made Me Do It: Subverted, Hallelujah attempts to take over Allelujah to destroy the HRL supersoldier research facility, which is filled with children being experimented on, but Allelujah ultimately manages to do the deed himself.
- He's Back: Hallelujah is officially back as of episode 24 of season 2.
- I Am Not Left-Handed: Allelujah/Hallelujah can, in fact, become both of them at once the moment he pushes his hair back, so that it won't conceal any eye. When he does, much ass is kicked.
- I'm a Humanitarian: Implied, but he wouldn't be above it. When stranded in space as a child and running out of food and oxygen, Hallelujah shoots his friends, blood dripping down his face and front. You may draw your own conclusion. Goes into No Party Like a Donner Party on Allelujah's part, given the circumstances, but for Hallelujah...
- I Need a Freaking Drink: After the mission at the super solider facility, he takes advantage of his turning 20 and thus being legally able to drink alcohol in Japan to ask Sumeragi for a drink..
- Jekyll & Hyde: Allelujah is mild-mannered and compassionate, while Hallelujah is bloodthirsty and brutal.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Gundams are all hard-hitting speedsters. As Doublelujah, he can have the strength and reflex of two people.
- Man in White: During his time at the HRL Super Soldier program shown in Flashbacks , and when he was held captive by the Federation Force for 4 years where he was forced to wear in a white straitjacket.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted when Lockon I/Neil died.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Whenever Hallelujah emerges, notable examples include episode 10 (poor Adjutant Ming.), and in the finale where he tears Hilling Care a new asshole.
- Official Couple: After Marie's personality re-emerges from Soma, Alleuljah and Marie get together. While she breaks up with him when she returns to being Soma after Sergei's death, they ultimately get back together after the final battle.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Always keeps one eye covered with his bangs. Normally, the gray eye is left uncovered, but if the gold eye is uncovered, his enemies best beware.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": Hallelujah laughing as he kills people.
- The Quiet One: The least verbose of the Gundam Meisters.
- Real Name as an Alias: He's one of the few members of Celestial Being who is confirmed not to be using a code name. Marie named him "Allelujah Haptism", and he uses that name in lieu of a code name, since the name can't be used to uncover his past.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hallelujah does this to his opponents, specially if he's about to kill them.
- Religious and Mythological Theme Naming: His name rhymes with Hallelujah Baptism and, Super-Powered Evil Side aside, is the most compassionate of the Gundam Meisters. Marie named him after a blessing from the Bible.
- Reluctant Warrior: Not as pronounced as most examples, but he definitely has a thing against killing people, especially if they can't really fight back. He expresses some self-disgust when having to bomb a base and expresses relief when he gets to bomb a crop field. Since Hallelujah is a total psychopath, he has a few moments arguing with himself.
- Say My Name: Marie. Marie. Marie. Marie. Apparently saying it enough can break years of personality suppression and conditioning.
- Secretly Selfish: A core character flaw of Allelujah is that he has a bad habit of forcing his own ideals and feeling onto others and then trying to control those around him while coating his words as altruism, all in an effort of self comfort. This is something both Hallelujah and Lyle call him out on.Hallelujah: Misery? Misery you say. Those kids in the lab don't think of themselves as miserable.
Allelujah: But they'll feel that way eventually.
Hallelujah: Well do you think that girl flying the Tieren feels like she has a miserable life? That's not the case is it. Don't push your own feelings onto others. No matter what pretty words you string together, your kindness is just hypocrisy. You're just pretending to be nice to make yourself feel better.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Allelujah and Hallelujah can be seen as the two in one body. Allelujah is a sensitive person while Hallelujah is a sociopathic tough guy. Likewise, his/their girlfriend/s Soma/Marie can also be seen as a two in one body for this trope's female counterpart.
- Shirtless Scene: He and Setsuna in the second ED.
- Sociopathic Hero: Hero = Allelujah (probably); Sociopath = Hallelujah (most definitely).
- Split Personality: Hallelujah, a murderous split personality that emerges when Allelujah is in danger or is in a situation that requires him to do something horrible..
- Split-Personality Merge: Alleluljah and Hallelujah are capable of temporarily meerging their personalities, giving them the reflexes of two super soldiers.
- Superpowered Evil Side: The bloodthirsty Hallelujah seems to be the more skilled pilot of the two personalities.
- Super Soldier: He created to serve as a supersoldier from the HRL, although he fell short of his creators' expectations and fled before he could be executed for being useless.
- Survivor Guilt: Allelujah escaped the super solider facility with several other super soldier children, but they ran short on food and oxygen and Hallelujah had to murder the other children so Allelujah could survive. Allelujah is still traumatized by it years later.
- Swiss Army Weapon: The Kyrios is equipped with a a shield that can also function as a pincer with a retractable heat blade in the center.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Allelujah stands 6'2, has dark hair and complexion and is undeniably good-looking.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Hallelujah stands 6'2, an Ax-Crazy Blood Knight and Crazy Awesome Token Evil Teammate.. And also has dark hair and complexion and is also undeniably good-looking.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Hallelujah is extremely fond of doing this to his opponents.
- Token Evil Teammate: Hallelujah, the only Gundam Meister to have no interest in creating a peaceful world
- Transforming Mecha: His Gundams can transform into a plane-like form for mobility.
- True Love's Kiss: With Marie once they hook up.
- Tyke-Bomb: He was raised from birth to be a soldier.
- Walking the Earth: At the end of the second season, he and Marie quit Celestial Being and wander the earth in order to find the meaning behind their existence.
- Weapon of Choice: Hallelujah really likes scissors/pincers.
- The Worf Effect: Allelujah in the second season. Seriously, except for his battle against Revive Revival, he just can't win tough battles on his own. It takes Hallelujah re-emerging to beat the shit out of his opponents.)
Original Name: Base Sequence Pattern 0988The fourth of the Meisters, piloting Gundam Virtue (and Nadleeh) and later Seravee (and Seraphim). Tieria is known to be able to establish a direct connection to Veda, Celestial Being's supercomputer, and acts aloof and bemeaning towards the rest of the Meisters. This, however, changes due to the interactions he has with Lockon Stratos later on, where he starts to act more human-like. He is serious and pragmatic, but his past is completely shrouded by mystery.
Affiliation: Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Artillery and support)
Affiliation: Celestial Being
Role: Gundam Meister (Artillery and support)
- GN-005 Gundam Virtue
- GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh
- GN-008 Seravee Gundam
- GN-009 Seraphim Gundam
- GN-008GNHW/B Seravee Gundam GNHW/B
- Aloof Ally: At the start of the series, he treats the rest of Celestial Being with nothing but contempt, although he eventually grows out of it.
- Ambiguously Gay: It's implied that he fell in love with Neil Dylandy, but it's not explicitly stated.
- Ambiguous Gender: Like most of the Innovades, doesn't possess any sexual characteristics, but he identifies as a man.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: If he's not the one pimp-slapping people, he is the one getting slapped.
- Artificial Human: [[spoiler:He's an Innovade created to serve Celestial Being.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: Departs to join the ELS at the end of A Wakening of the Trailblazer.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: At one point, dresses up as a woman and awes many men at the party he attends.
- Become a Real Boy: Both adhered to and subverted. He learns to live like a human over the course of the series. He becomes attached to Neil Dylandy, breaks away from VEDA, and adopts parts of the Ptolemaois crew as a surrogate family. For a time he even insists that he IS human. Yet in the end, he gives up his physical body, accepts himself for what he is, and finds fulfillment by merging with VEDA as an AI. His denial is more pertaining to his biological origins, but his actions all the way to the end make him the most human, or rather, humane of the Innovades, not counting Anew.
- Berserk Button: A couple, but he cycles through them. He started out so violently devoted to Veda that if anyone (i.e. Setsuna and Allelujah) messed up its plans he'd lock them in a padded room for a week at best, and try to kill them at worst. After Veda ditches him, he throws all of his affection onto Neil "Lockon Stratos" Dylandy, and God help you if you insult him in front of Tieria.
- BFG: A trademark of his Gundams are giant beam cannons.
- Bishōnen: Is beautiful enough that he can easily pass as a woman.
- Boom, Headshot!: Ribbons shoots him in the head, although he survives by uploading his mind to Veda.
- Break the Haughty: Revealing Nadleeh too early, being rejected by Veda, and Neil Taking the Bullet for him all do a number on his self-confidence. Ultimately a positive spin on the trope, as it contributes to his defrosting and Character Development.
- Chekhov's Gun: Tieria uses the trial system in Season One to stop the Trinities's Gundams, but Ribbons manages to override it. The Trial system isn't used again until the final battle of Season Two, when Tieria uses it to stop the Innovades' mobile suits..
- Death Is Cheap: He can upload his mind to Veda if his body is killed.
- Defrosting Ice King: Thanks to his Character Development.
- Evil Twin: Regene Regetta, Ribbons's right hand. They have the same DNA. Subverted when it turns out that Regene is on Tieria's side.
- Expy: His anger and morality are similar to Chang Wufei's.
- Four Is Death: He is the fourth meister. He piloted four Gundams in the series, not counting the 00 Gundam seen in a Flash Back, including the GN-004 Nadleeh. Speaking of the 00 Gundam, it is the only fourth generation Gundam and it's powered by two GN Drives; one from the very first (O) Gundam and the other is from Setsuna's previous (Exia) Gundam that was part of the third generation Gundams (It's 1+ 3=4). In the second season, he is revealed to be part of the Innovades, a group that consist of four pairs. And finally, guess what happened to him near the Grand Finale? Yup, he was killed, only physically, but still killed. Oh, and to be specific, that happened on episode 24.
- Full-Name Basis: He call others by their full names rather than either last or first ones. He seems to have dropped the habit by Season Two, though.
- Genius Bruiser: While he is a Badass Bookworm, while fighting inside his Gundams, he can be both The Big Guy and The Smart Guy.
- Hunter of His Own Kind: In Season 2, he fights against the Innovades despite being one himself.
- Hypocrite: One of the early episode, he was nearly captured and forced to pull his Gundam's trump card to escape. Once Celestial Being regroups, he chides Sumeragi for her botched forecasting even though she pretty much admits and takes responsibility for the blunder. Lockon calls him out on it and how he's not fessing up to his own mistakes.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: He starts out as a cold, high-and-mighty Jerk Ass, but when he makes the kind of mistake he calls his fellow Meisters out on, his disappointment in himself is such that he bursts into tears. And as soon as the supercomputer he's so faithful to ditches him altogether, it's revealed that he's too insecure to do anything on his own without it.
- Ironic Name: His name means "Green Earth", but he states that he hates the earth and prefers to live in space.
- Judge, Jury, and Executioner: He is the sole operator of the TRIAL System. Once he's judged somebody unfit to be a Gundam Meister, the TRIAL system allows him to shut down their Gundam and kill them.
- Men Don't Cry: Averted when Lockon/Neil died where he shed the most Manly Tears.
- Messianic Archetype: He got himself physically killed to save his friends and humanity from Fucking Ribbons by merging with Veda, and then he had his Seraphim Gundam use the Trial system to eliminate Ribbons' minions by emitting a red cross while it's in a Crucified Hero Shot.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Seravee has four BFGs, two on its shoulders and two in its knees. These all are capable of sprouting hands equipped with beam sabers in addition to the Seravee's normal pair, allowing Seravee to simultaneously fight with six beam sabers at one time.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: When he is maimed and killed by Ribbons, his consciousness merges with Veda. Then he knocks every last ship he can out of the sky and then schools Setsuna on plans of Aeolia Schenberg, and he does all of this while shot in the head. Easily, Tieria's biggest Moment of Awesome.
- Mysterious Past: While his origins are revealed in season two, his past STILL remain a mystery.
- Pronoun Trouble: His choice of first-person pronoun in Japanese is indicative of his mental state; masculine "ore" pre-defrostment, more reserved "boku" after he's defrosted, and gender-neutral "watashi" at his most fragile. He once even managed to use all three of these in a row (ore to boku to watashi) when he cried on screen the first time. The English dub drops this due to the English language's lack of gendered first-person pronouns.
- Purple Is Powerful: His theme color is purple, and he's the heavy-hitter among Celestial Being's Meisters.
- Real Men Wear Pink: While he's hardly Mr Super Manly Man, that pink cardigan of his definitely counts.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Subverted. He's actually fairly compassionate, though it takes some time for him to learn this himself.
- Rei Ayanami Expy: While Tieria is not an emotionless man, he has many traits of this expy. He is an artificial human, has odd hair and eye color, has Undying Loyalty to Veda (his creator), feels that he is different from the others, and later earns character development which makes him defrost his cold personality, thanks to the man that he really cares for after he saved him.And it's confirmed that he has a clone that can help him return to help his comrades even though he is now united with Veda, which is pretty similar to how Rei can be cloned if she is destroyed in battle.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!:
- After he refuses to join Ribbons, Tieria pulls the gun in his garter on him and then when that doesn't shut him up he jumps out a window.
- And later, When he's immobilized Bring Stabity's mobile suit, Bring is sure that Tieria won't strike the killing blow. After all, as Innovators, they're both the same. Tieria angrily retorts that he's not an Innovator, but a human, and kills Bring.
- The Spock: Tries to act as emotionless and rational as possible, although he later lightens up.
- Stoic Spectacles: His fairly large spectacles indicate his aloofness.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: His eyes glow gold whenever he links with Veda.
- Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Is tall, broods, and snarks at his teammates prior to his character develoment.
- Token Non-Human: The one and only Innovade among the Gundam Meisters.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Becomes much more compasionate and friendly as the series goes on. By Season Two, he's practically unrecognizable as the person who threatened to murder his teammates over the mere hint of insubordination.
- The Voice: After Ribbons gunned him to death, his mind left his physical body and merged with Veda. The only way for him to make his presence felt is through his voice. Unless you're Ribbons, in which case... hoo boy...
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Dresses as a woman in episode 8 of season two, complete with fake breasts and long hair extensions... and a hidden pistol in his garter.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has purple hair.