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The Innovators/ Innovades as a whole
- Ambiguous Gender: All of them are highly androgynous, and while it is confirmed that they have physical sexes, it can be difficult to tell which they are.
- Artificial Human: Created by Veda to serve as its instruments.
- Insistent Terminology: They're not really Innovators, but rather Innovades.
- Underestimating Badassery: Constantly through the series. They keep thinking because they're advanced beings that humans are beneath them and they can just easily manipulate and beat them at their discretion. Celestial Being keeps proving them wrong at every turn and what's more humans begin their transition into innovation. The very thing they claim belongs solely to them. Heck, Aeolia Schenberg pretty much had them screwed over with his backup plans before the series even started.
Main mecha: 0 Gundam, Reborns GundamInitially appearing as a mysterious and seemingly minor character, he had maybe seven lines and a smirk in season one while he was employed by Alejandro Corner to help him take over the world and whatnot. Then during Episode 25, he phoned Alejandro to let him know something important: namely, that all this time Alejandro was his pawn, and everything was according to his plan, not Alejandro's.In season two, Ribbons's role is... considerably expanded. In fact, he's now the series' Big Bad and sees himself as a kindly angel who is leading most of humanity to the stars. The rest of them get to die. He's also quite the master of awkward conversation.
- Abusive Parent: To the Trinity Siblings. First, he screwed his "children" to Ali Al-Saachez after using them. In Episode 21 of season 2, He baits Nena to Louise in order for the latter to exact her revenge.
- Ace Pilot: While he is nowhere as good as his ego makes him think, he still manages to come out on top in his clash with Setsuna despite using the statistically inferior Reborns Gundam.
- A God Am I: He literally claims to be "God" in the final episode, cementing his egotism.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: He's gotten fond of this in the second season; Liu-Mei and Regene can attest to the armour-piercing factor. Regene wasn't floored, however, despite losing glasses. Either Ribbons was going easy or he needs to work out more.
- Attack Drone: The Reborns Cannon/Gundam has GN Fangs.
- Badass Back: Not him but his mobile suit, the Reborns Gundam. It can kick ass no matter what side one approach it from.
- Badass in Charge: The leader of the Innovades, shadow ruler of earth and a dangerous combatant who can go toe-to-toe with a Innovator Setsuna.
- Bastard Understudy: Towards Alejandro, whom he manipulates into granting him power and disposes of.
- Big Bad: Primarily during the second season, but retroactively for the first as well.
- Boom, Headshot: Subverted if he reuploaded his conscience to another body, or averted, if the one shot by Regene is indeed a clone.
- Broken Pedestal: To Setsuna, as he was the pilot of the Gundam that saved/inspired Setsuna as a child.
- Character Development: He is shown as a Magnificent Bastard in season 1 and in season 2 he revealed to have tendency as Smug Snake.
- The Chessmaster: The events of the entire first season were primarily his doing.
- Cloning Gambit: He manages to clone a massive amount of Innovators (Bring and Divine). Beforehand, it was played straight as a Batman Gambit against Regene.
- Death by Irony: He was killed by the very boy he saved, inside the very Mobile Suit he used to save him. And said boy is also the one who inspired his plans and ruined it just when he was on the cusp of completion.
- Death Is Cheap: Was killed at least twice. As apparently all other Innovades, he has a valid backup copy of his memory inside Veda. The reanimation was just a matter of downloading a conscience into a new clone body.
- Evil Overlord: This is what he aspires to be, although he rules from the shadows rather than openly.
- Fallen Hero: Considering he was a Gundam Meister. But then again, he didn't even care about saving people or helping others in the first place.
- Fate Worse Than Death: Veda could recreate him in a clone body so he could start his plans anew. But with Tieria in control of the system who has his data buried behind mounds of encryption which likewise corrupted his data, he's pretty much stuck in the very thing he was using for his own plans with little possibility of coming back, if at all in his original form. What's more, humans have begun their evolution to Innovators. So even if he did return, they'll be long evolved enough to deal with him accordingly. Either way, he's never going to get his envisioned world.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride. Over the course of the series he manipulates and toys with peoples lives all around him all just to boost his massive ego, however this often causes problems for him later down the line. His perhaps biggest mistake is to take the whole Death Is Cheap thing that the Innovades have access to and keep it to himself believing that only he is privileged to use it.
- Faux Affably Evil: He is soft-spoken and polite, until something happens he didn't see coming.
- Foreshadowing: During a discussion he has with Alejandro in season one he makes a small remark hinting of his god complex.Ribbons: Maybe they mistake the power of the Gundam's for the power of God.
- Glorious Leader: In Season 2
- Ho Yay: Invoked With Alejandro, Confirmed in the Special Edition. It's all an act on Ribbons part, manipulating Alejandro to get the man to do what he wanted. Considering that Alejandro did fall for it, this is at least one-sided Ho Yay with Ribbons posing as a Honey Trap.
- It's All About Me: Granted nearly all the Innovators work on the principle that they're better than humans. But this guy really takes it a step further to the point that it's pretty obvious that his fellow innovators are just pawns for his own gain and that he wants to recreate the world as he sees fit. At the end of the day, he's just a selfish egomaniac.
- Kick the Dog:
- Ordering Ali to kill the Trinities and later burn down the neutral Kingdom of Azadistan just so the A-Laws can occupy it.
- Blowing up a space elevator with a Kill Sat to silence thousands of protestors.
- Corrupting an emotionally unstable and traumatized Louise Halevy to become an Ax-Crazy operative for the A-Laws.
- Taking control of Anew's mind just when Lyle reaches out to her, forcing Setsuna to act quickly.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: "Know your place, you greedy little girl!"
- The Man Behind the Man: To Alejandro, too. Sometimes literally.
- Mind Control: Abuses his power over Veda to do this to his fellow Innovades when it suits him.
- My Hero Zero: Pilots the 0 Gundam, The Hero's childhood hero. (Twice.)
- Not Quite Dead: Since his mind is backed up in Veda, even at the end of the series he isn't truly gone. Tieria buried Ribbons' backup data behind as much encryption and data locks as he could, ensuring it would never again surface in Veda. It's also hinted that the data is corrupted anyway, possibly as a side effect of all that encryption. So even if he did come back, it wouldn't be the same as before. It's hinted that it's just as well, even if he did return, humans would have long since entered innovation, the very thing he was trying to prevent and thus could no longer lord his egotism over anyone anymore. A fitting punishment for someone as prideful as him.
- Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Ever since a young Setsuna stared at him in awe, he gradually twisted Aeolia's plan to advance humanity to advance humanity into serving his new god complex, admitting he doesn't give a damn about the humans the plan was supposed to serve once he becomes arrogant enough.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Spends this during the entire first season. It's called pulling off a Not-So-Small Role with style.
- Opposite-Sex Clone: Has one in Hiling Care... sort of.
- Pride: shown to displayed a superiority complex he always looked down on humanity he also also described himself superior to other Innovades his confidence of himself is at the point of arrogance which made him more of a second coming of Lucifer.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: He usually say these to people before killing them, or having them killed. In order, the people he gave this speech to are Alejandro Corner, Nena Trinity, Regene Regetta and Tieria Erde.
- Subverted in Tieria's case as he not only hijacks Veda back, but delivers his own reason you suck speech right back at Ribbons whilst he's battling Setsuna.
- Spell My Name with an "S": After romanizing his name as "Livonze" or other variants for several episodes, many fans were quite surprised to learn that the official spelling really was Ribbons!
- Transforming Mecha: His second to last MS, the Reborns Gundam/Cannon.
- Treacherous Advisor: To Alejandro. Yet again.
- The Rival: After Setsuna gets his attention. Ironic since they only interact twice and don't even meet until halfway through season two
- Villainous Breakdown: Setsuna causes him to experience twice; first by defeating Revive and showing that he was stronger than Ribbons. Second when he turns Ribbons almost certain victory around and shatters his link to Veda ruining decades of planning in two minutes.
- Visionary Villain: He does genuinely believe in Aeolia's plan... he just interprets that he should be the ruler of all mankind to bring it about.
- Walking Spoiler: As with most Innovades.
- Where It All Began: His final mobile suit is O Gundam, the very first Gundam in the show and the first mobile suit Ribbons ever piloted. It's also a take back to the original gundam, since the RX-78-2 and O look exactly alike and Ribbons IS Amuro.
- Would Hit a Girl: He gives Wang Liu Mei the slap that she deserves and knocks out Sheryl Nome and Ranka Lee in the epilogue of Scenario 44 of Super Robot Wars Z2 as per his agreement with Grace O' Connor.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Greenish hair, in his case.
A person who looks exactly like Tieria Erde, Regene made his first appearance in the season 1 finale accompanying Louise in an elevator. In season 2, he is seen working with Ribbons and the other Innovators. Although he works closely with Ribbons, the two do not always see eye to eye. As a result, Regene often acts of his own will to complete the plan Aeolia intended in his own way, from offering Tieria to join the Innovators to leaking Veda's location to Wang Liu Mei.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: The first of the Innovades to figure this one out.
- The Chessmaster: Better even than the Big Bad.
- Death Is Cheap: As for all other Innovators.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Tieria... or at least, that's what people thought. Turns out he's male.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To Ribbons.
- Evil Laugh: After he thought he killed Ribbons.
- Evil Twin: Of Tieria. Though, compared to Ribbons, he's not really that evil.
- Full-Name Basis: Regene call others by their full names rather than either last or first ones.
- Gender-Blender Name: But then again, the Innovators' gender are vague to begin with...
- Last Episode, New Character: During the season 1 finale.
- Megane: Like Tieria.
- My Death Is Just the Beginning: Ribbons had Ali shoot him, only for him to merge with Veda and become more powerful than ever.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: To the remaining Innovators after his "death".
- The Unfought: Regene's the only Innovator within the series who didn't fight in a mobile suit or mobile armor at all, despite being the former pilot of the GRM Gundam. Then again, seeing as he's actually a good guy, this makes sense.
- The Voice: He and Tieria after their "physical death".
- We Can Rule Together: Implied through his conversation with Tieria when they first met behind Ribbons' back. Then they did. But it happened for the better.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has purple hair.
Main mecha: GadessaRevive Revival is an Innovator who is the genetic twin of Anew Returner, and pilot of the Gadessa. Joined the A-Laws under the rank of captain, though with a special license like Mr. Bushido to act independent, Revive agrees to follow Kati Mannequin's battle strategies. Revive usually attempts to pinpoint the Ptolemaios II's location using quantum brainwaves and Anew.
- Affably Evil : While he is arrogant like most Innovators, at least Revive shown his little respect and trust toward Kati Mannequin and Louise Halevy, also he shows his concern to his fallen comrades when he realized they are killed in battle (except for Anew)
- Aloof Big Brother: To Anew.
- BFG: The Gadessa's main weapon.
- Distaff Counterpart: Possibly of Anew Returner. While Anew is definitely female, Revive is seemingly genderless.
- Evil Twin: Of Anew.
- Karmic Death: Had a part in his/her sister's "betrayal" and death. Her lover was the one who struck him down.
- No Range Like Point-Blank Range: At the receiving end of Lyle's GN pistols.
- Oh, Crap!: When Lyle's about to kill him/her.
- Opposite-Sex Clone: Of Anew in the Japanese dub only. In the English dub, he is made a girl.
- Punny Name: He dies in the final episode entitled Rebirth.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has lavender hair.
Main mecha: Gadessa, GarazzoHiling Care is an Innovator and the genetic twin of Ribbons Almark. Joining Revive Revival with the A-Laws, Hiling is eager to battle with the Celestial Being and the Gundams. Hiling also frequently teases her comrades. Hiling pilots a Gadessa and later a Garazzo in several operations against the Ptolemaios II.
Voiced by Miyuki Kawasho (Japanese) and Brenna O'Brien (English)
- The Brute: She fights like one at least.
- Comforting the Widow: Gender-swapped; Hiling oh-so-suggestively offers to "comfort" Divine after his brother Bring is killed, only for her advances to be swiftly shot down.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Ribbons.
- Famous Last Words: RIBBONS, SAVE ME!
- Jerk Ass: She sure loves making fun of people, particularly where romance is concerned.
- The Mario: Have no problem fighting in a close-range mobile suit like the Garazzo, or a long-range one like the Gadessa.
- Opposite-Sex Clone: Of Ribbons.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: She sure loves belittling her opponents. She received one herself before she dies.
- The Smurfette Principle: The only "clear" woman among the group. Excluding the sacrificial Manchurian Agent.
- Spell My Name with an "S": There has been confusion over whether her name is 'Hiling', 'Hilling', or 'Healing', though 'Hiling' seems to be the official English spelling.
Bring Stabity and Devine Nova
Main mecha: GarazzoBring Stabity is an Innovator who is assigned to the A-Laws in order to combat the Gundams. While Bring is able to overpower the 00 Gundam with the Garazzo in a display of force,he is later defeated during the A-Laws' assault on Celestial Beings's L3 base when the 00 Gundam and 0 Raiser support vehicle, join to form the 00 Raiser. Bring is killed during one of the assaults on the Ptolemaios II on Earth when Tieria Erde reveals the Seraphim Gundam for the first time.Voiced by Ryotaro Okiayu (Japanese) and Brian Drummond (English)
Main mecha: EmprussDevine Nova is Bring Stabity's genetic twin and makes his first appearance piloting the prototype mobile armour Empress after Celestial Being successfully destroys Memento Mori. After forcing the Ptolemaios II back into Earth's atmosphere, he later takes part in an assault on the Ptolemaios II which nearly succeeds until a coup d'état forces the A-Laws to withdraw. Devine is killed while defending the second Memento Mori station by Setsuna F. Seiei and Saji Crossroad in the 00 Raiser.
- Alas, Poor Villain : After their death, Ribbons recreated them to make a massive clone as suicide attack to destroy Celestial Being.At least, like most of Innovade, the rest survive clone are return to Veda and it seen they now working to Earth Sphere Federation
- Angsty Surviving Twin: Devine.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Early translations of Bring Stabity rendered the name as "Bling Stabbity".
- The Brute: Both of them.
- Driven to Suicide: LITERALLY AND HOW!
- Even Evil Has Standards : Bring refuse to kill Tieria because they are same type. Before his death, Bring ask Tieria if he would shoots his own kind and why he on Human sides.
- Red Shirt Army: And literally too.
- Send in the Clones: Ribbons' plan at the end.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Devine and Bring respecively.
- The Big Guy : Both of them are the tallest and manliest member of Innovator
- The Stoic: Bring.
- Zerg Rush: Near the end.