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    Marina Ismail

The elected-in figurehead princess of Azadistan, a country so wrought with civil war that she is able to look out her window at any point in the series and see part of the capital burning. Marina is also the head of the Reformist political party, causing her to be very popular among some of her people, but vehemently hated by the conservatives. Inexperienced as a leader, and being only a figurehead, she often has no control over her country's situation despite her wishes for peace. After attracting the attention of Setsuna, she's been unable to shake him off, and now he probably couldn't shake her off.

Voiced by Ayumi Tsunematsu (Japanese) and Paula Lindberg (English)

  • Actual Pacifist: Hates weapons so much that she can't even fathom using a gun for self-defense. Somewhat understandable due to her background, but still...
  • Adult Fear: as the leader of Azadistan, Setsuna represents two very real fears of hers in the beginning. An armed intervention by Celestial Being and a Kurdish uprising.
  • Deconstruction: She's what Relena Peacecraft would be if portrayed in a very cynical (towards pacifism) series, and holy shit, does she get put through the wringer. It is not a perfect deconstruction by any means, as Marina doesn't have the same force of will as Relena and comes across as weak and wishy-washy in her efforts, compared to Relena, who would stand firm even if she had a gun aimed at her head.
    • Also the Idol Singer princess character (think Lacus Clyne). She's very inspiring with a song she writes about peace, and Setsuna says what everyone in the audience is thinking, that she's a lot more competent as a singer/good will ambassador than as the leader of a country- and he meant it as a compliment.
  • Compressed Hair: During her world tour in season 1.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Probably why she's not Queen, President, or Prime Minister.
    • Arguably more like Everything's Worse With Princesses in this case, as good things rarely happen when Marina's on screen. Either to other characters or Marina herself.
    • Technically, she's mostly a figurehead, albeit one with some measure of diplomatic power, but most to all of her efforts keep getting subverted.
  • Damsel in Distress: In season 2, the A-Laws take her in prison and Setsuna has to rescue her.
  • Expy: She's the Relena/Lacus to Setsuna's Heero/Kira.
  • Fallen Princess: In season 2.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: As seen in season 2.
  • Friend to All Children: In season 2.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Her season 1 outfit.
  • He Will Not Cry, So I Cry for Him: Does this for Setsuna.
  • Honorary Princess: She holds the title of "Princess of Azadistan" in the first season, which is an elected figurehead position in the setting. While she is of royal descent, monarchy was abolished in Azadistan long before her birth, and she grew up in a regular middle-class family.
  • Identical Stranger: Marina looks scaringly like a younger version of Setsuna's mom.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: She has blue eyes and very innocent. She never do anything to hurt someone or take advantage of others. She's also inexperienced as a leader.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: She has the longest hair of all the characters and she's very feminine.
  • Mistaken for Romance: When outright asked if they were dating, Marina and Setsuna both deadpanned "We are not a couple" in unison, without any of the embarrassment or blushing this kind of situation usually entails.
  • The Not-Love Interest: To Setsuna. Both consider each other their most important person and they share an almost spiritual connection when apart. However, their relationship genuinely has not a single romantic feeling involved. If anything, their relationship is more akin to that between a mother and child - and it's not helped by how Marina looks a lot like a younger version of Setsuna's Missing Mom.
  • Odango Hair: Her princess hairstyle in season 1.
  • Parental Substitute: To a degree, Setsuna sees her as a mother figure.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: She and Setsuna are very close and they share an unbreakable bond. Despite what other characters tend to assume, both Setsuna and her make sure to emphasize there isn't any romantic interest between them. Both of them do get married in the manga epilogue, but the author does note that it's more to symbolize their close relationship with each other in spite of their lack of romantic attraction to each other.
  • Politically Active Princess: While phrased as a compliment, her closest adviser tells her outright that she's far better at charitable work and being a good will ambassador than she is at politics and ruling.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her hair reaches down to her hips.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: A very beautiful woman with long black hair and pale skin.
  • Rebellious Princess: Deconstructed. She tries to be one, but never can do anything productive.
  • Replacement Goldfish: At least to some extent, it appears Setsuna sees her as a replacement for his Missing Mom. It doesn't help that she does look like a younger version of his mom.
  • Royal Blood: She mentioned that the reason she was chosen as a princess was because of her bloodline.
  • Say My Name: She utters Setsuna's name very often, although she's not as loud as Relena.
  • Showgirl Skirt: In season 1, almost all of her princess dresses are like this.
  • Taking the Bullet: In the last scene of episode 18 of season 2, she blocked a bullet meant for a kid named Josef. Averted in the next episode, as Klaus shot the gunners down before they pull the trigger.
  • Team Mom: For the Kataron children in season 2.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Even earlier in Season 1, Shirin came off as more tough compared to Marina, fitting this in an emotional capacity. It just played straighter, with the toughened-up Shirin, in season 2.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Pretty much her main purpose, having grown up in a country nearly destroyed through civil war, getting imprisoned because she met Setsuna, and then when he breaks her out she finds that her country was leveled.
  • Woman in White: In the second season.

    Shirin Bakhtiar

Marina's best friend, adviser and lady in waiting, who does not doubt to scold Marina when she hesitates. After the formation of the Earth Sphere Federation, she leaves the Palace and becomes a member of the rebel group Katharon to keep fighting for Azadistan in her own way.

Voiced by Michiko Neya (Japanese) and Ellen Kennedy (English)

  • Adrenaline Makeover: Contrast her flowing dresses from season 1 with her baggy pants and tight t-shirt in the second one.
  • Commander Contrarian: She often is highly critical to Marina and often questions her actions, however she does this with the best of intentions in order to try and make Marina a better leader.
  • The Consigliere: To Marina while she's with her.

    Louise Halevy
Main mecha: GN-XIII, Ahead Smultron, Regnant

"I've sworn to dedicate myself to making this a united world, to creating a permanent peace,to defeating Celestial Being,which only brings chaos the world. . . and to taking revenge for my mom and dad !"

Ordinary High-School Student. Bratty Teenage Daughter. Clingy Jealous Girl in regards to her boyfriend Saji Crossroad. Annoying in the eyes of almost everyone, possibly useless in the plot...

...what. Did her family just get vaporized? Is she missing a hand now? Holy shit.

That was the story of Miss Louise Halevy, at least in season 1. She survives said ordeals and four years later we see her again, but she's now an embittered and hurt Ill Girl who works for the A-LAWS, hellbent on getting her revenge on Celestial Being, and a combination of her past trauma and background meddling have done neither her body nor her mentality too many favors.

Voiced by Chiwa Saito (Japanese) and Kelly Sheridan (English)

    Saji Crossroad
Main mecha: 0 Raiser

Introduced as an Ordinary High-School Student and neighbor of Setsuna, with no real impact on the plotline. He had a part time job as a pizza delivery boy (his neighbor was in a terrorist paramilitary organization); he dealt with his girlfriend's mother (Azadistan was on the verge of civil war). etc. If he was in trouble, it made the fan base wish something bad would just happen already.

Then, it did. And some more. His older sister was found dead in an alley. His girlfriend was crippled and hospitalized. And everything that could go wrong, did go wrong, and now the only people on earth that will take him in is the very terrorist organization he hates the most. Which are the rivals to the military group that took his girlfriend in... We take it back, Saji. Sorry about that.

Voiced by Miyu Irino (Japanese) and Gabe Khouth (English)

    Kinue Crossroad

The older sister to Saji and JNN reporter. She was obsessed with Celestial Being's founder, Aeolia Schenberg. She believes that by investigating into Aeolia, she can uncover the true motives of Celestial Being. Through her investigation, she interviewed Schenberg's great grandson and other people possibly linking to either the Gundams or Schenberg. Later, she suspected Laguna Harvey, president of Linear Train Industries, to be somehow connected to this and wanted to interview him. She couldn't get permission to interview him, but saw Ali Al-Saachez leaving from his estate and hoped to get any sort of information from him... Which was a bad idea. Ali does give her the information she wants - only to kill her afterwards.

Voiced by Aya Endo (Japanese) and Anna Cummer (English)

    Ali Al-Saachez
Main mecha: Enact (blue, red), Agrissa, Gundam Throne Zwei, Arche Gundam

By his own admission, the worst kind of human to ever exist. Ali starts out as a freedom fighter who recruits kids to fight in the name of 'God', this turns out to be false, as he didn't believe in God and was just a terrorist, period. One of those kids was Setsuna, and he also assaulted Ireland at one point, killing Lockon's parents and little sister. Later he became a mercenary and was reunited with Setsuna in battle. He continues to do really nefarious things afterwards, notably bribing and then killing Intrepid Reporter Kinue Crossroad For the Evulz.

When The Federation was formed, Ali was frustrated since it takes away his joy: war. But it didn't really happen as Ribbons hired him. And the next thing he did in his debut on the second season is... burning down the whole Azadistan, probably for the lulz.

Voiced by Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese) and Scott McNeil (English)

  • Ace Pilot: In the race for being the best of the series, on par with Graham Aker and possibly even innovator Setsuna. Feats include matching the Exia in swordplay (in an Enact and in Throne Zwei) and taking on both Seravee and 00 at the same time, and coming out on top (in the Arche).
  • Alliterative Name: Ali Al-Saachez.
  • Arch-Enemy: Initially to Setsuna in Season 1, then to Tieria and Lyle in Season 2.
  • Attack Drone: Both his Gundams, but as Ali prefers CQC, they're mostly used to restrict movement or soften up targets before he closes in with his BFS.
  • Ax-Crazy: Hands down the biggest example in not only this series but the Gundam series in general.
  • Badass Beard: Shaves it when he joins the AEU as Gary Biaggi. Sports it again during the entire second season.
  • Badass Boast: After seeing Setsuna and Marina arrive to a recently-razed Azadistan, which is his own doing by the way, this exchange occurs:
    Setsuna: That's a Gundam. And its color... IT CAN'T BE!
    Ali: OH, BUT IT IS!
  • Badass Normal: Able to defeat Gundams in less tech-advanced suits.
  • Bad Samaritan: To Kinue
  • BFS: His Weapon of Choice in suit combat - all of his machines are equipped with one, and he's very fond of using them. His Enact has a custom rifle with a slide-out bayonet that turns it into a gigantic zweihander, while the Throne Zwei and Arche Gundams have the enormous, slab-like GN Buster Swords.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Oh, so much. To horrific degrees.
  • Blood Knight: He lives only for war, it's his only source of joy. He even admits it openly.
  • Boom, Headshot!: What Lyle/Lockon II did to finally put him out.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Freely admits to being the worst kind of person ever.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Befitting of his Blood Knight status, Ali loves fighting up close and personal, and makes sure his Mobile Suits are all toned as such.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's actually somewhat polite when not killing things. It's just a mask he wears to fit into society though.
  • For the Evulz: Yes, most of the atrocities he did are for the lulz. The money is nice too, but he mainly does it for fun.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: It fails.
  • Karmic Death: There's nothing more karmic than three shots in the face from the younger twin brother of the Ace Pilot you killed years ago. And considering that he also engineered the attack that killed the parents and little sister of both Lockons... Oh, wow.
  • Lack of Empathy: To the point where when he's caught up in the Trans-AM Burst, which massively increases empathy, he finds the sensation disgusting.
  • Oh, Crap!: Not him, but his presence is enough to cause this reaction to both Setsuna and Tieria in Episode 9.
    Tieria: "I-it's an improved Throne model..."
  • Plot Armor: He is known to negate this when fighting the protagonists, but he was protected by it when Setsuna failed to kill him due to Marina's song interruption. Then you know where the hatred for this Plot Armor is going: Poor Marina.
  • Psycho for Hire: Played the supposed leader for the KPSA, then as a mercenary for PMC Trust, then the AEU French Foreign Legion, before finally landing a job for the Innovade faction.
  • Quick Draw: One of his most deadly traits is his ridiculously fast draw, catching anyone around him of guard. To make matters worse, he is also frighteningly accurate with it. During their final confrontation, Ali manages to grab his gun and line up his shot from a facing away position in the time it took Lyle to pull the trigger. Lyle only managed to get him by virtue of never lowering his gun.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: After gaining permanent employment with Ribbons.
  • The Sociopath: Outside of battle, he's able to pass for a decent human being just well and long enough to shock you with what an utter bastard he is.
  • Straw Hypocrite: Raised an army on religious propaganda. Is an atheist who was only in it for the kicks.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Yes he's tall, but the dark and snarky parts stand out most.

    Klaus Grado

He is the commander and the de facto leader of the Katharon Rebel Group, which opposes the Earth Sphere Federation and its elite squad A-Laws.

Voiced by Tokuyoshi Kawashima (Japanese) and Alistair Abell (English)