A list of characters of the light novel and OVA series Gundam Unicorn.For further information about the past characters who reappear in this anime, go to the Universal Century (UC) Folder and look for Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and Mobile Suit Gundam Chars Counterattack. Be aware of massive spoilers though. You have been warned.
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"I don't have that resolve. No, all I know is I need her to need me."
Birds of a Feather: One of the reasons Banagher latches onto Audrey so fast is because they both were "always on the move" as children. He later starts to develop some of this with Marida as well, after discovering that they're both Newtypes.
Cardeas: "You've come this far, but are you confident that your conviction will not waver? The weight of the burden she has to bear is immense. You'll need the resolve to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders if you go with her. Do you have it?"
Determinator: There's a reason the Unicorn submits to him, not the other way around.
Of course, the same could be said of Kamille, Judau, Seabook and Uso (which, as to the first two, was lampshaded by Captain Bright in episode 5).
Also bears a slight resemblance to Paul Atreides. Son of an important family enveloped in a dark conspiracy and forced to live among an initially hostile group of foreigners after his father's death? Check. Subjected to mental conditioning from birth whose significance he doesn't appreciate until he's a teenager? Check. One of his arch enemies is a fat, corrupt estranged relative? Check. He even looks a bit like a young Kyle MacLachlan.◊
Give Him a Normal Life: Banagher's mother left his father and took him with her because she didn't want Banagher to be caught up in the Vist Foundation's shady dealings. Can't really blame her.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: A rare heroic variant. His constant side-switching is mostly due to circumstances forcing him to. First, he winds up with the Federation, is then abducted by the Sleeves, winds up back with the federation, learns that they aren't exactly the lightest shade of gray, winds up with the Sleeves again, back with the Federation after stopping the Sleeves from slaughtering all of the civilians in the Federation capitol, and winds up with a splinter group of the federation after the feddies try to destroy him along with some of their allies. Then the Sleeves wind up working with them and staying on their ship because circumstances forced them to, until they finally deem all of the Sleeves, save for Marida and Suberoa, terrorists kick Full Frontal and his forces off of their ship... But not before Full Frontal can offer Banagher the chance to join him, and it looks like he considers too. Wow.
Living MacGuffin: As the pilot of the Unicorn, he's the key to Laplace's box, and is thus supremely valuable to several different factions within the story. Audrey is aware of this and tries to convince him to go into hiding at the beginning of episode two. After Aurdrey AKA Mineva reveals the final set of coordinates to the box in episode six, Full Frontal reveals that he's now willing to kill him, but wants him to join their cause.
Martial Pacifist: There's a reason he is the only person who can pilot the Unicorn effectively. He's born an incredibly powerful Newtype and his Tyke Bomb training gives him the skills to fight, but it is his resolve and nigh Incorruptible Pure Pureness that gives him the power to control NT-D to prevent himself from committing outright murder.
Necromancer: As usual for a heroic Newtype, he can communicate with and draw power from the spirits of the dead. Whilst recreating a small-scale version of the Axis Shock in Episode 5, he even gets a bit of help from Amuro himself.
Power Incontinence: For folks like Amuro and Kamille, who gained their powers late in life, Newtype connections are rare, precious, and above all voluntary. Banagher collects them like headlice. It has yet to be established how powerful Banagher is.
Unstoppable Rage: After Daguza's death in Episode 3. He ends up getting Gilboa killed in the process.
Wetware CPU: The Unicorn's Destroy Mode turns him into one whenever it activates. He's locked into his pilot seat, unable to move while the combat AI takes over and hijacks his Psychic Powers for itself.
What the Hell, Hero?: Banagher delivers this several times, towards Cardeas Vist when Industrial 7 is attacked, towards Audrey when she attempts to get Banagher to escape with her from the Nahael Argama, when she persuades Daguza to shoot her when her identity as Mineva Lao Zabi is revealed, to Daguza (see below) for involving Audrey in the conflict, and finally to Full Frontal. In fact, Marida speculates that his tendency to do this is the reason he is the most worthy pilot of the Unicorn — the best person to shape the Universal Century is someone who can find creative solutions beyond the ideologies and propaganda of the two warring factions.
(To Daguza): "Well, if we're just children, then why is she your hostage? Is this how adults are supposed to behave? Does being older make this right?!"
A mysterious young woman involved with the Sleeves, who encounters Banagher while trying to prevent them from starting a war. Accepting his help, the two dodge the Sleeves while trying to contact the mysterious Vist Foundation. Eventually revealed to be Minerva Lao Zabi, the last survivor of the Zeon "royal family". Despite this, her goal is no more or less than preventing a war from breaking out, by whatever means necessary.
Adaptation Dye-Job: In Zeta, Mineva had a more reddish◊ hair◊ than her current hair color in Unicorn, which looks more blond or orange-like/brownish blond. It's not certain if it's been intentionally dyed by her of if it may have naturally changed color. Given that her mother was blonde and her father had black hair, it may be that her hair was just naturally pre-disposed to darkening with age.
Guile Heroine: Audrey easily relies on her wit and persuasion as a means to fulfill her goals. Banagher calls her out on it in Episode 2 twice — when she attempted to get him to escape with her from the Nahael Argama, and then when she is persuading Daguza to shoot her when her identity as Mineva Lao Zabi is revealed.
Informed Attribute: Mineva asserts that if Full Frontal really is Char then his hatred for the Zabi family means he wouldn't hesitate to shoot down the Nahel Argama if they didn't hand over the Unicorn. While most likely a ploy, assuming Mineva actually believes this it doesn't line up with actual evidence. While Char did hate the Zabi family for killing his father, he didn't share the same hatred for Mineva, and his anger that Haman Karn would try to use her as a pawn pretty much ruined peace/alliance negotiations between Axis Zeon and the AEUG.
Line-of-Sight Name: She first introduces herself to Banagher near a movie theater showing a classic (by this point, in fact, it would be close to 200 years old at the least) film starring Audrey Hepburn.
Meaningful Name: Shares many parallels with her namesake. Though she's mostly remembered for her film career, the real Audrey Hepburn also worked for La Résistance during WWII (despite being the daughter of a genuine Nazi Nobleman) and was an influential and charismatic human rights advocate in her later life.
The President's Daughter: Audrey is important to both the Earth Federation and Zeon for her status as Mineva Lao Zabi, and she is well-aware of that. It is even played straight when Banagher literally tells Audrey he doesn't want to know what she should do but what she wants.
Rags to Royalty: Snow White style — Audrey is a princess forced to go into hiding, is aware of her royal lineage, and tried to pretend to be a commoner. Subverted only because she hasn't officially reclaimed her rightful heritage, and given that doing so would not be a good thing, it's rather doubtful that she ever would.
Wrong Genre Savvy: Despite being a mobile suit otaku, Takuya gets a number of key facts wrong: he wrongly identifies the RX-78-2 Gundam as the Federation's first mobile suit and later calls the Delta-Plus the Hyaku-Shiki. Granted it's presented as more tongue-in-cheek, but these mistakes may belie a bit of propaganda on the part of his sources.
Otaku: A huge Mobile Suit fanboy. Based on his knowledge in the first two episodes, he could probably give most Gundam fans a run for their money.
Ascended Fanboy: He's actually a very good Mobile Suit mechanic (unsurprising given that he's an engineering student), as he proved while on board the EFSF ship Nahel Argama where he creates a makeshift upgrade for the Unicorn, dubbed the "Full Armor Unicorn" which proves very effective.
Another friend of Banagher's, Micott has a not-so-secret crush on him. In the light novels, Micott attends a school adjacent of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, while in the OVAs she attends Anaheim instead.—-
Clingy Jealous Girl: Very much towards Banagher. At one point, she even (albeit accidentally) spied on Banagher and did not like seeing him hang out with Audrey. Though towards the end of the first episode, her "clingy-ness" was more justified because she was suffering through a nervous breakdown.
In the novels, it is Micott who tips off Daguza that Audrey may be involved with the Sleeves, which leads him to investigate her background and discover Audrey's true identity.
Chairman of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College and head of Vist Foundation. Cardeas is the man who spearheaded the development of the RX-0 Unicorn, as well as Banagher's father. Dies in the first episode, after being shot by Alberto.
The Atoner: If his conversations with his grandfather Syam Vist are any indication, they both carry the weight of having to correct the various conflicts and tragedies that the Universal Century has wrought upon Earth and the known galaxy.
Suzerain of the Vist Foundation, grandfather of Cardeas, and great-grandfather of Banagher, who has been alive since UC 0001. He is also the man who discovered Laplace's Box back when he was a right-wing terrorist. He knows where it is, and hopes the Box will be passed on, partly as his penance for his part at the bombing of Laplace Station which further precipitated earthling-spacenoid distrust that would haunt the entire century.
The Atoner: His wish to have Laplace's Box passed on seems to stem from guilt over causing the whole mess that is the current Universal Century when he blew up Laplace back in UC 0001, and is trying to set things right.
An MS pilot for the EFSF who rescues Audrey, Takuya and Micott from an attack on Industrial 7. He wears a pendant around his wrist and considers it his "good luck charm". Riddhe joined the Federation to get away from his family's political life, being the son of Ronan, chairman of the Council on Colony Relations, and descendant of Ricardo, the first prime minister of of the Earth Federation. He pilots the RGZ-95 ReZEL and later the MSN-001A1 Delta Plus, both transforming mobile suits. As of Episode 5, he joins the Vist Foundation, which gives him the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 2 "Banshee", a sister unit to Banagher's Unicorn.
Animal Motifs: Following the series' central theme of "The Lady and the Unicorn", Riddhe's role is that of the "Lion" to Mineva/Audrey's "Lady" and Banagher's "Unicorn", having acquired the leonine Unicorn "Banshee".
Birds of a Feather: With Audrey, when they both discuss their mutual political families and the responsibilities that stemmed from it.
Fallen Hero: Luckily, he gets better when Marida sacrifices herself to snap him out of it.
The Fatalist: Doesn't believe the problems with the Earth Federation can be fixed, so he just wants to keep things as they are rather than let them get any worse.
Heir to the Dojo: Of the political kind, given how influential the Marcenas family is, which leads to...
Irony: He hates Gundams as agents of uncontrolled and often destructive change, but eventually decides to pilot one himself because of its inarguable power. He also previously piloted two units that could be considered Gundams (ReZEL stands for Refined Zeta-Gundam Escort Leader and the Delta Plus is a modified Delta Gundam, which eventually became the Hyaku Shiki)
Psychic Powers: Riddhe is possibly a low-level Newtype (akin to Char) seeing as he cannot feel empathy the same way that Banagher does. The only time his Newtype powers are given any treatment is when Riddhe manages to sense Banagher on the battlefield in Episode 2.
"That's the last time you'll speak to me like that!"
Voiced by:Naoya Uchida (Japanese) and Michael Sorich (English)
Captain of the Nahel Argama, Otto has a short temper and tends toward indecision. Implied to be a rather inexperienced in an actual shipborne command, having been assigned there from an administrative post. Is often offered "suggestions" by his executive officer, Liam Borrinea.
A Commander in the ECOAS 920 special operations group. Is highly experienced in fighting against Zeon and does not hesitate to use underhanded tactics in order to accomplish his mission, which at this point in time is preventing the opening of Laplace's Box.
Commander Badass: Has the balls to leave a mobile suit cockpit and fire a handheld bazooka at an enemy suit. Pulled it off twice against the Kshatriya and Sinanju on separate occasions. Sadly did not come out alive on the latter encounter.
Necessarily Evil: His perspectives and methods, as morally reprehensible they may be, are considered necessary in his line of work. Otto doesn't even like him or ECOAS in general, but tells Banagher that he shouldn't be so hard on the man.
Symbolic Blood: When he is killed by the Sinanju's beam saber, all that remains is his bazooka, which then melts and splatters on a wall like a bloodstain.
Voiced by:Ken Narita (Japanese) and Christopher Corey Smith (English)
Commander of Londo Bell, the Earth Federation's auxiliary unit. Ever since the One Year War, he earned fame for commanding Newtypes, for which Federation removed him from the military mainstream. As captain of the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum, he becomes involved in the events surrounding Laplace's Box.
The Captain: He's not called "The Eternal Captain" for nothing.
Four-Star Badass: Functionally — he's the commander of Londo Bell, the Federation's elite Zeon-hunters.
Genre Savvy: After commanding three generations of Gundam pilots, to say he's wise in their ways would be an understatement.
Reasonable Authority Figure: When he meets Banagher in Episode 5, he even encourages the boy to do something extraordinary with the Unicorn — having come to believe that certain people become Gundam pilots for a reason, he also encourages him to find his purpose for living.
Reassigned to Antarctica: Federation higherups consider him dangerous, having commanded three generations of Newtype pilots, so they relegate him and Londo Bell to auxiliaries.
Undying Loyalty: Inspires this in his crew. His pilots and mechanics physically block the Vist Foundation's Men in Black so he can have a private conversation with Banagher.
Watts: "Get this straight. That man is the Captain of this ship."
One-Man Army: He's on screen for about a minute and a half. In that time he wastes ten enemy suits, including several Geara Zulus and a couple suits outdated by no more than 4-5 years, by himself and without backup. The most damage he ever takes is his having the weapon system on his left arm, but not the arm itself, disabled, and taking a shot to the back which neither kills nor stops him. Both happened right at the very end of his last scene.
In the next episode, he tries repeatedly to intefere in the Unicorn vs Banshee fight. He gets knocked around badly, but survives despite being hopelessly outclassed by both sides.
The original Gundam pilot, hero of the One Year War and the Second Neo Zeon Conflict. Sacrificed his own life to save the Earth from the asteroid Axis three years ago, but that doesn't stop him from coming back to lend Banagher a helping hand at a critical moment.
The mysterious leader of the "Sleeves", a faction of Neo Zeon remnant claimed to be the "second coming of Char Aznable". Like Char, he is a blonde man whose face is hidden behind a mask, wears a red uniform, and pilots a red mobile suit. He also holds the "Sleeves" together with his high charisma. Whether the name is an alias is unspecified. He pilots the MSN-6S Sinanju, a red mobile suit derived from the Sazabi, Char's last known mobile suit.
Affably Evil: Sure, he's the Big Bad, but that in no way makes him any less polite, friendly, or courteous.
Blond Guys Are Evil: It's possible that his hair is dyed to look like Char so his blond hair may or may not be natural.
Blue and Orange Morality / Above Good and Evil: He doesn't even think of himself as a human being anymore (which may even be true, given the extent of the Artificial Newtype tinkering done to him), but rather a vessel for the ideals of Zeon, therefore he has no sense of right or wrong, only what furthers his mission.
Call Back: Frontal's first appearance in the OVA is replete with them, with Frontal repeating or otherwise referencing popular Char quotes, such as:
'You mustn't let mistakes weigh you down. Acknowledge them and take what you've learned to move on. That is the privilege of being a man.' (One does not care to acknowledge the mistakes of one's youth)
'Let's test the performance of your new Gundam' (Let's test the performance of the Federation's new mobile suit)
In addition, Frontal, like Char in the original series, never seems to wear a normal suit, perhaps for the same reasons as Char (Char expects to keep any mobile suit he uses in tact) or perhaps for more nihilistic reasons (Frontal has fallen into despair from Axis Shock and therefore courts death).
(Referencing Banagher's Beam Magnum) 'It doesn't matter how powerful they are if they can't hit me'(The same, in reference to Amuro's Beam Rifle)
Char Clone: Literally — he uses the same mobile suit stock, outfit, and tactics as Char Aznable, complete with Cool Mask. In reality, he's a genetically altered close-copy of Char, a Cyber Newtype with the near exact distinctions of Char. Frontal's memories were implanted from the psycoframe of a mobile suit previously piloted by Char. In the novels at least. The creators of the anime suggested they might change Frontal's origin. Whether they actually do remains to be seen. To the delight of the fans, in the Japanese version he has the same voice as well.
Fake Real Turn: He's almost completely devoid of a sense of self and sees Neo-Zeon's mission as the end-all, be-all of his entire existence because the mad scientists who created him deliberately engineered his brain that way in an attempt to create a literal Char Clone. While the real Char was a selfish, jaded, neurotic wreck who only exploited Neo-Zeon's ideology for the sake of his own petty personal vendettas, Frontal was created in the false image of the Char that his followers believed in. On the other hand, he's no certainly no less crazy than the real one.
Of course, there's the possibility that Frontal acts the way he does because A) Amuro's dead and Frontal therefore has nothing to seek a vendetta against and B) Axis Shock has caused Frontal's descent into despair, therefore, to Frontal, his mission is the be-all, end-all of his existence.
Fan Nickname: "Zenra" (Naked) among some Japanese fans, on account of his name; the Nicopedia entry for "naked" begins with "Did you mean: Full Frontal?". See also Meaningful Name below.
Irony: The real Char had no interest in being a "vessel" for the ideals of Zeon, only making people think he did. What makes Full Frontal really dangerous is that he does.
Further irony in the fact that while Frontal claims to act for the ideals of Zeon Deikun, he has only perverted them to the point that he is doing the exact opposite of what Zeon proscribed.
Lightning Bruiser: The Sinanju is a scaled-down version of the Sazabi with most of its thick armor and fancy gimmicks cut out for better mobility and endurance. It may not seem like much with the Attack Drone set and Wave Motion Gun gone, reducing it to a fairly basic set of armaments, but the truth is that something that moves like that doesn't really need them.
What the Hell, Hero?: Delivered to him by Audrey for his plan to use Laplace's Box to create a special economic zone that will exclude the Earth. Of note, Audrey says he's not the Char she knew, which can be taken to mean that he literally isn't the Char she knew or that he has changed so drastically so as to be unrecognisable.
"If it's never right to take another life, then you're as guilty as anyone for using the Gundam! You killed one of our best men out there! What do you have to say for that?!"
A young member of the Sleeves who serves as the devoted commander of Full Frontal's royal guard. He holds the rank of Lieutenant. Angelo's Geara Zulu is a customized machine with a purple color scheme.
Ace Custom: His Geara Zulu is bright purple, heavily decorated, and is based on MSV's Heavy Weapon Type Geara Doga instead of the standard model. In the novel and Episode 5 of the OVA, he later upgrades to the deadly Rozen Zulu.
Badass Normal: He's a very dangerous pilot, despite not being a Newtype, Cyber or otherwise.
Berserk Button: If he perceives anyone as showing Full Frontal even the slightest bit of disrespect, Angelo feels the need to beat that respect into the offender. Note the word perceives. Angelo's interpretation of disrespect can be over incredibly petty things, and includes anything that isn't unquestioningly adhering to Full Frontal's every whim.
Aside of theabove, this is perhaps exemplified in Episode 5, during his and Full Frontal's Villainous Rescue against the General Revil; Angelo takes out an entire squadron by himself, then pauses to bow out from the action and allow Full Frontal to come front and center, essentially rolling out the red carpet for his superior officer.
Depraved Homosexual/ Sissy Villain: Despite being an effete homosexual with a very refined sense of style he is unquestionably the most overtly violent and spiteful character in the entire show.
Physically, he is almost identical to Dorelle Ronah from Gundam F91.
Hot-Blooded: Tends to lash out on occasion. (Or it may have something to do with his V As.)
Jerkass: Angelo is a petty, spiteful little cunt, plain and simple. He gets pissed about anything he thinks is "disrespectful" of his boss, with the crowning examples being his apoplectic shrieking in episodes 2 and 6. In the former, he takes a shot at the Unicorn after it gives Full Frontal some difficulty in battle, then screeches at how it "made" him shoot, thereby ruining Full Frontal's "perfect battlefield". In the latter, Mineva says that Zeon are responsible for making Universal Century the way it is by starting the One Year War, and therefore bear the responsibility of fixing the entire sordid mess. Cue Angelo screaming at her for "refusing to understand the Captain's ideas".
Voiced by:' Hideaki Tezuka (Japanese), Michael Alston Baley (English)
A Sleeves member who serves as the captain of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres, and commands its combat forces.
A Father to His Men: Particularly and especially Marida, who he was willing to launch a near-suicidal assault on the Nahael Argama whilst it was in low Earth orbit for after she was captured by the EFSF.
Anti-Villain: As much as he might protest otherwise, he does have a functional soul. It's the reason he eventually approved sending out Banagher against the Shamblo, the Sleeves' own superweapon, after it went berserk and started massacring civilians.
Papa Wolf: Seriously, do not fuck with his crew. That goes double for Marida and Mineva.
Pet the Dog: Several instances, mostly involving Marida.
Storming the Garuda: Pulls this off in Episode 5 to rescue Mineva, using nothing but a Base Jabber, while combat ensues between the two Unicorns outside. Succeeds with help from Banagher, AND gets back Marida as a bonus.
Stout Strength: He's a lot more dangerous in a fight than his bulk might suggest.
Large and in Charge: A captain with a reasonably large build, although considerably shorter in height than Flaste.
Marida Cruz/Ple Twelve
"Nothing can live without light. But the people abandoned in space eventually found a new light to replace God. And the new light they found to guide them is Zeon."
A Newtype woman who pilots the monstrous Kshatriya for the Sleeves with the rank Lieutenant Junior Grade. Rather stoic in most situations, she reallydoesn't like Gundams, which sees her repeatedly pitting herself against the Unicorn. In reality, she is actually Ple Twelve, one of Glemmy Toto's cyber newtype clones of Elpeo Ple from the First Neo-Zeon War.
Dark Is Evil: As an Anti-Villain and occasional ally, she wears a pink/purple flight suit and pilots the green Kshatriya. As a brainwashed puppet of the Vist Foundation, she wears a black pilot suit and pilots the black & very dangerous Unicorn Banshee. Do the maths.
Expy: Marida is essentially a grown-up Ple Two (being a clone of Elpeo Ple) and therefore possesses her personality traits (cold and distant in comparison to the ever happy Elpeo Ple). In addition Marida has noticeable psychological scars stemming from her history as a prostitute/sex slave
Her backstory also makes her something of an Expy to Lalah Sune, since they both were prostitutes before being found by Char and Zinnerman respectively.
Irony: Her Ple programming and traumatic experiences in the First Neo Zeon War led her to try to attack anything looking like a Gundam on sight... which became a bit awkward when the Vist Foundation had her pilot one. Needless to say, realising this was a big factor in breaking her brainwashing.
Punch Clock Villain: Sees herself as nothing more than a tool to be employed by whoever her master happens to be, mostly because that is, in fact, what she was designed as.
Rape as Backstory: She was a prostitute, and in the novel her body is scarred by countless abortions and pregnancies, while the OVA implies her womb was surgically removed by her madam.
Replacement Goldfish: One of the more positively-portrayed (and less creepy) examples - Zinnerman considers her a replacement for his dead daughter, Marie, and is a loving, if somewhat stern, Parental Substitute to her.
Spell My Name with an S: Ple Twelve. All Ples, despite having a clearly stated official spelling of their name, are constantly referred to as "Purus" by the fans, after the Japanese pronunciation. The English dub for episode three put this to rest, revealing that it's pronounced "Pull", which keeps the original pun (Elpeo Ple was named for a Hentai magazine called Lemon People or L People).
Super Strength: The show doesn't often draw attention to it, but this seems to be part of her Cyber-Newtype enhancement package. Among other things, it lets her perform a one-handed Neck Lift on Banagher in the novels and effortlessly manhandle Riddhe in the anime. It also prevents her from being sucked out into space when being transferred from the Nahel Argama to a Vist Foundation facility, as well as save Alberto.
The helmsman of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres. At first glance Flaste has an air of unapproachability, but his personality is actually more like that of a big brother, and he has the full trust of the crew. He is also an old acquaintance of Captain Zinnerman, and supports him well as the second in command of the Garencieres crew.
A mechanic of the Garencieres team. Despite his youth, his mobile suit maintenance skills are superb, and he has no trouble setting up the Unicorn Gundam with a double set of the Kshatriya's beam gatling guns. He is an optimist with a cheerful personality .
A mobile suit pilot in one of the major Zeon remnant groups on Earth. She is the daughter of the wealthy Mahdi Garvey, a former Zeon soldier who brought the remnants together. Beyond this her character differs wildly between the original novel and the anime. In the novel she is the sole voice of reason in her family, forced to co-pilot the Shamblo as she tries in vain to rein in her father and brothers who have been driven mad by their lust for vengeance against the Federation for all of their friends who've been killed since the One Year War. In the anime, however it is Loni who is a revenge-crazed lunatic, having lost her aforementioned father and brothers to the Federation.
Anti-Villain: In the novels. She is wracked by guilt over the destruction her father causes in the Shamblo, and is fatally injured by him in response. She then sends psychic messages to Banagher revealing the Shamblo's weak spots and allowing him to take the Shamblo down.
Axe Crazy: Not that her malfunctioning psycommu helped.
Death by Adaptation: In contrast to the anime, her father and brothers were still alive at this point in the original novels, and pilots of the Shamblo alongside her.
Expy: She's like a vengeful Lalah Sune. In fact her and Banagher's relationship bears some similarity, Banagher manages to connect with Loni and form a deep understanding/emotional bond, only for her to be killed at the crucial moment (In Lalah's case, by Amuro himself, in Loni's, by Riddhe)
Morality Chain: To Loni. Malfunctioning Psycommu aside, It's only a combination of his concern for her and his being her superior officer that keeps the bitter and angry pilot of a massive Mobile Armor from going Axe Crazy every time she sorties. Even his dying thoughts still manages to make Loni snap out of her psychotic episode.
Taking You with Me: In Episode 4, he attempts to self-destruct his mobile suit by destroying its reactor with his rifle to destroy the Federation suits attacking him. One of them kills him before he succeeds.
Cardias' younger sister and Banagher's aunt. A woman with a somewhat elegant appearance, shoulder length blond hair, tight cheeks and deep eyes that give off a cold magnetism. She is married to the chairman of Anaheim Electronics, Melanie Hue Carbine (Marth Vist is often referred to as "The Empress Of The Moon") of the Carbine family which established Anaheim Electronics. Through the Carbine family she has connections with the higher ups of the Earth Federation. She has a sharper mouth than her husband, which makes her a shrewd businesswoman. To the Vist family, it was a rarity to bear a woman of such character. She sends Alberto Vist to Industrial 7 in order to murder Cardeas. She’s an ambitious woman who takes part in the delivery obstruction of “Laplace’s Box” and aims at seizing the Vist Foundation as well as taking back the box.
Big Bad: The second candidate, alongside Frontal. The two are parts of a dichotomy, with Martha's violent conservatism and desire to preserve the status quo by any means necessary being treated as far worse than Full Frontal's desire to use the Box to create change (albeit bad change).
Non-Action Big Bad: She's a fifty-five-year-old civilian with no combat training. This one should be obvious.
Meaningful Name: 'Carbine' is very appropriate for an arms dealer, let alone a whole family of them.
Straw Feminist: In theory more than in practice. Likes to go on about how "men's logic" is responsible for the screwed up state of the Universal Century and how only an intelligent women like herself is capable of fixing it. However, Alberto, her nephew, acknowledges that she's got a point about the male-dominated Earth Federation's mismanagement, and suggests that 'fighting against men's logic' is probably going to translate as much-needed political reform and anti-corruption drives.
Well-Intentioned Extremist: See Straw Feminist above. Her objectives are to preserve the status quo, preventing another period of bloody anarchy like the Zeon wars, and to use the political capital she gains from this to address the Federation's corruption, inefficiency, and hefty glass ceiling. People who find themselves an obstacle to this tend to cease to be, in multiple senses of the phrase.