Characters: Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Union And Free Nations

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    Graham Aker 
Opposite: Graham in Season 1, Above: Mr. Bushido in Season 2

Ace Pilot of the Union, and something of a Fanboy when it comes to Japanese things. Graham tends to relate things with Japanese, following some sort of Bushido code, yelling about surpassing Ashura in battle, etc. Despite that, he is one of the best pilots in the world, being the first to deal any substantial damage to a Gundam without a scratch. He also has a bizarre attraction to the Gundams (or more specifically, Exia), often talking about them in romantic terms even as he fights them. In response of the death of his comrade Howard Mason at the hands of Gundam, Graham made a vow to defeat the Gundam with just using Flags. He fought Setsuna after the latter defeats Alejandro Corner, and fought to a stalemate.

In the second season, he returns wearing a mask, now calling himself Mr. Bushido. He starts off with a customized Ahead, called the "Ahead Sakigake", before finally getting his personal unit, the "Masurao", a customized Flag using dual katanas, which was built by his friend Billy Katagiri. It later got upgraded into "Susanowo" and he finally reveals his identity to Setsuna for the first time.

Voiced by Yuuichi Nakamura (Japanese) and Paul Dobson (English)
  • Blood from the Mouth: He has this when he hits some high-speed maneuvers in some of his suits, most notably his showdown with Throne Eins in his Overflag, and during his face-off with the 00 Raiser in the Masurao.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He had his moments.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He's a Japanophile all right, and has lots of honor issues. But still one of the best pilots that Union or A-Laws can offer.
  • Celibate Rival: Supplementary materials revealed that he was asked by his commanding officer to marry his daughter, but Graham declined.
  • Char Clone: Initially serves as The Rival to Setsuna, but plays the trope straight in season 2 upon acquiring his Cool Mask.
  • Clear My Name: According to side-stories, Graham accidentally caused the death of his superior officer during a training exercise earning him a VERY bad reputation. That's why when Joshua mocked him, he stated that he'll do everything to, well, clear his name in the battlefield.
  • Cool Mask: During his stint as Mr. Bushido to cover his scars.
  • Covered with Scars: From season two onwards due to the wounds he suffered against Setsuna/Exia in the season one finale.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite all his scenery chewing, rivalry with Setsuna, and popularity among fans, thanks to Executive Meddling in the second season his subplot was largely irrelevant. Not to the point of being Trapped by Mountain Lions, but after he got An Aesop delivered to him, he was pretty much sidelined for the rest of the season. He gets a bigger role in The Movie.
  • Dual Wielding: The Katanas from Masurao and Susanowo.
  • Eagleland: Mixes both types.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: Except Billy, everyone calls him Mr. Bushido in season 2.
  • Everything's Better with Samurai: More like Samurai-themed mobile suits.
  • Fanboy: Of anything Japanese.
  • Fan Nickname: Aside from Tieria, this guy has plenty of nicknames too. Japanese people shortened his name to Ham, when he dons a mask, he was known as HamMask or Bushido Bob, the last one came close to canon. His mobile suits can use the Trans-Am system so it's jokingly called Trans-Grah-Am.
    • In some circles, fans disappointed at his demotion to extra after all the hype surrounding him started calling him Mr. Bullshito.

    Billy Katagiri 

A mobile suit developer and friend of Union Ace Pilot Graham Aker. After the appearance of Celestial Being, Billy, Graham, and Professor Ralph Eifman, who had taught Billy in college, are transferred to the Anti-Gundam Investigative Task Force, later named "Overflags". Billy is a former classmate of Sumeragi Li Noriega (aka Leesa Kujo) and inadvertently leaks information about "Project G" to her and Celestial Being. After the death of Professor Eifman and Howard Mason during an attack by Team Trinity, Billy uses one of the recently acquired GN Drives to upgrade Graham's Flag unit to the GN-Flag in order to fight the Gundams.

By the second season, Billy is taking care of a despondent Kujo, still unaware that she was a member of Celestial Being until Setsuna appears to retrieve her. Shocked by this revelation, Billy joins the A-Laws and becomes the head of mobile suit development. Once again teaming up with Graham Aker, now using the alias Mr. Bushido, Billy develops the Masurao and later the upgraded Susanowo.

Voiced by Yuji Ueda (Japanese) and Kirby Morrow (English)
  • Military Brat: Implied, but since his uncle Homer's the commander of A-LAWS, he may well be one.

    Ralph Eifman 

He is a famous Union engineer, technical chief, and scientist of several fields. He's also the co-developer of Union's OverFlag.

Voiced by Takaya Hashi (Japanese) and Ron Halder (English)
  • Drugs Are Bad: He carries a very deep hatred for illegal narcotics. In fact when Celestial Being where about to burn a drug farm he stated that he would rather help the gundams rather than stop them in that regard.
  • He Knows Too Much: While investigating over Celestial Being, Eifman made a revelation. He realized somehow the correlation between the Jupiter incident 120 years ago and Celestial Being gave Eifman an epiphany over Aeolia Schenberg's true philosophical intentions; his revelations were too late. His own computer monitor revealed a message,"You have witnessed too much." Shortly after, the Thrones attacked and Eins fired its GN Mega Launcher, vaporizing him before he could reveal the truth to anyone.
  • The Obi-Wan: To Billy. So much that after his death, Billy became the head of mobile suit development and he had discovered some of Eifman's handwritten notes on CB's GN-tech. He worked a theoretical system that Billy applied into Graham's new mobile suit, the Masurao.

    Graham's Wingmen 

Howard Mason is a Union NCO with the rank of Warrant Officer. One of the first Flag Fighters assigned to the Anti-Gundam Investigative Task Force "Overflags" under Graham Aker. He seemed to have a friendship with Graham due to their belief in the qualities of the Flag. He was killed in action by Michael Trinity. After his death, Graham and Daryl vowed to avenge his death.

Voiced by Kenji Takahashi (Japanese) and Trevor Devall (English)

Daryl Dodge is a Union soldier with the rank of Master Sergeant. Another first Flag Fighters assigned to the Anti-Gundam Investigative Task Force "Overflags" under Graham Aker. Unlike Graham and Howard, he doesn't share their faith that a Flag can beat the Gundams. He is killed after performing a head-on suicide attack on Gundam Dynames in order to avenge Howard Mason's death.

Voiced by Rintarou Nishi (Japanese) and Scott McNeil (English)

In season 2, Graham named his Masurao's two swords "Howard" and "Daryl" in their loving memory.