Characters / Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Trinity

Tropes associated with the the Throne Meisters / Team Trinity / Trinity siblings:


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Trinity Siblings as a whole:

  • Abusive Parents: The siblings were screwed by their "father" (Ribbons) after he was done using them.
  • Anti-Villain: Not portrayed as such in the show itself, where we just see them as sociopathic killers, but out-of-show materials explaining exactly what they are puts them into Type II territory.
  • Artificial Human: Confirmed in a manga derivative when the siblings are mentioned as being created by Ribbons Allmark. They don't seem to quite be full Innovades, but Nena shows some signs when she manages to get into Veda the same way Tiera does.
  • Badass Family: Of course! You could also include their "father", the series' Big Bad.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn: Johann is Brains, Nena is Beauty, and Michael is Brawn.
  • Cool Spaceship: The Trinity mothership.
  • Didn't See That Coming: They were this to the world governments, Celestial Being, and even The Omniscient Council of Vagueness that oversee the latter, since additional Gundams should not have been possible per the Ancient Conspiracy.
  • Dramatically Missing the Point: They claim they're in the same business as Celestial Being in trying to stop war. However, unlike the main meinsters who try to avoid needless bloodshed and only get involved in conflicts in the process or could pose a threat to the world, they target completely unrelated facilities and kill innocents without a second thought (in one infamous case, a completely unarmed wedding because one of them was frazzled from doing back to back interventions and need "stress relief") which fly in the face of everything that Celestial Being stands for. This is deliberate as Ribbons made them this way to discredit CB and turn the world against them.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: The siblings genuinely love each other.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: The novelizations indicate that the siblings have Innovator DNA. And Ribbons could technically be considered their father.
  • It Runs in the Family: All three siblings were test tube babies raised in labs and born only to be Tykebomb Gundam pilots.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Their actions result in the the show getting darker to the point where the Big Bad wins at the end of the season.
  • Lack of Empathy: While Johann doesn't get off on bloodshed like his siblings, he doesn't give a damn about innocent lives either.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: They introduce themselves as allies to Celestial Being. They don't directly betray them, however—it's just that Setsuna decides that they're a source of conflict, so they turn against him in kind.
  • Shoot The Shaggy Dog Story: What their lives ultimately amount to.
  • Tragic Villain: They're psychotic because they were raised in a lab to be so, and their whole existence is meant to bring down Celestial Being's public image and be discarded once they had done so.

    Johann Trinity 
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Main mecha: Gundam Throne Eins

The oldest member of the Trinity siblings and the leader of the Gundam Throne Meisters. He is the pilot of the Gundam Throne Eins. After the GN-X's were used to hunt them down, he helped his siblings escape from danger. Unfortunately, he and his brother Michael couldn't escape the danger known as Ali Al-Saachez.

Voiced by Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese) and Michael Daingerfield (English)

  • Aloof Big Brother: In contrast to Michael's homicidal protective tendencies towards Nena, Johan barely reacts when Setsuna punches her.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Rather strange considering the very white skin tones of his siblings.

    Michael Trinity 
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Main mecha: Gundam Throne Zwei

The middle child of the Trinity siblings and the pilot of Gundam Throne Zwei. Micheal is the most violent of the Trinity's. He's eager to start a fight, constantly rude, and unapologetic in hurting people. While he is very prone to extreme violence, he also show strong loyalty to his brother and jealous with murderous intent whenever Nena likes any men.

Michael and his siblings began mass scale attacks around the globe's military bases with total annihilation tactics. Their earlier attacks went without a hitch until the arrival of the GN-X's, which stopped their interventions. Eventually their secret base on Earth was discovered and forced to flee. While on the run, Ali Al-Saachez somehow located the Trinity siblings and offered assistance due to his sponsor. As soon as Johann inquired about Laguna Harvey, he quickly shot and killed Micheal instantly via shot to the heart.

Voiced by Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese) and Ted Cole (English)

  • Knight Templar Big Brother: He completely flips out when Setsuna hits Nena and would have stuck him with a knife had Lockon and Johan not intervened.

    Nena Trinity 
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Main mecha: Gundam Throne Drei

The youngest of the Trinity siblings and pilot of Gundam Throne Drei. Nena is first introduced as a cutesy character and has a tendency to make V signs. She saves Setsuna's life and later kisses him, but he violently pushes her away. You get to see shades of her unstable side when she threatens Setsuna not to make her mad shortly after. The last straw, however, is when she passes over a wedding in Spain. They're having fun while she's off saving the world. So she kills 'em all (though one Louise Halevy escapes). Karma catches up to her soon enough, as Ali Al-Saachez shoots one of her brothers, then steals his Gundam and kills the other in combat. She only escapes thanks to the intervention of Setsuna.

In the end, she escapes on her own and becomes Wang Liu-Mei's Ninja Maid, but grows discontent when she sides with the current employers of Ali-Al Sacheez, the Innovators.

Note that she's voiced by Rie Kugimiya. However, this is ironic because she is well notable for voicing Tsunderes, not Yanderes. You get the idea.

Voiced by Rie Kugimiya (Japanese) and Nicole Bouma (English)

  • Ax-Crazy: Yeah, bombing a wedding reception and nearly all the guests because of boredom no less isn't exactly a sign of good mental health.
  • Bare Your Midriff: In the first season.
  • Best Served Cold: After killing Wang, she swallowed her pride and decided to side with the Innovators in order to survive so she could have her revenge when they least expected it. Her plan never took off. The problem is, her daddy, FUCKING RIBBONS, always expected and prepared for all kinds of opposition. He sends Louise along with Mister Bushido, who dealt with Setsuna, to kill her.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens when Louise cuts her in half/impales her with her Regnant's claw.
  • Broken Bird: Season 2. Albeit of the "psychotic, violent, unstable" variety.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: Her sole interaction with Louise, aside from the two trading Moral Myopias, is Louise telling her that she killed her family and her basically replying "Wait, when and where did this happen!?" Obviously, Nena never really thought back on that incident after it happened.
  • Cute Bruiser: Is one of the prettiest girls in the cast and pilots a huge Gundam.
  • Fille Fatale: She's around 16, and comes on to Setsuna pretty strongly when they meet.
  • Genki Girl: An evil one.
  • Moral Myopia: She hates Ali and everyone associated with him for killing her brothers, yet seeing nothing wrong with (and even enjoying) killing an entire family of unarmed people simply because she didn't like the idea of other people having a good time when she wasn't.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: "Hero" is stretching it, but it's thanks to that wanton attack on the wedding that the rest of the world really started to buckle down on taking down Celestial Being just as Ribbons wanted. Which in turn lead to the deaths of her siblings once this was achieved and the rest of the world's military gaining the GN Drives when Alejandro takes Johann's Gundam. If that wasn't bad enough, said survivor of the wedding, Louise, ends up funding the A-Laws which end up making their world worse. So yeah nice one, Nena.
  • Ninja Maid: In 2nd season, to a degree.
  • Oh Crap!: She had one, when Louise is about to impale her/cut her in half.
  • Plucky Girl: The kid will not give up EVER. Even when she's dying.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: As a result of being Raised In Labs as a Tykebomb.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Delivers it as she kills Wang.
  • Revenge: Really thrives for this in the second season.
  • Sensual Spandex: First Season outfit.
  • Sixth Ranger Traitor: To Celestial Being in season 1. To Wang Liu Mei in season 2.
  • So Last Season: While everyone is upgrading their mechas, she still keeps her old fashioned Throne Drei and thinks it'll be good enough, though Louise proves her wrong. It should be noted, however, that there was no way she could have gotten another MS in her situation.
    • This is yet another reason she winds up dying, as Louise only is able to KNOW Nena is her family's murderer because of her flying the same old Throne Drei.
    • The irony of it all is that before the Time Skip, her brother and hers MS were the upgraded models, even surpassing the main meinsters. Go fig.
  • V Sign: She is prone of doing this almost all the time when she's in a good mood. She stops doing it for awhile after Ali killed her brothers, but in the second season, she did it again after screwing Wang's plan in a form of Take That.
  • Woman in White: In the first season.
  • Yandere: Other than that brief lapse, she always fawned over Setsuna until he "dumped" her after the battle of Memento Mori.


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