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Characters: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
The Character Sheet for the best-known-in-America Gundam series, Gundam Wing.


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Heero Yuy alias Odin Lowe Jr.

Voice Actors: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Mark Hildreth (English), Manuel Campusano (Latin America)

"Mission complete."

The male lead of Gundam Wing, and the pilot of the titular Wing Gundam. Known as the "Perfect Soldier", Heero was trained as a soldier since his childhood (and even more after the death of his father, Odin Lowe), and would even risk his life to accomplish his mission. Despite being initially portrayed as The Stoic, his encounter with Relena Darlian would change his life forever. He pilots Wing Gundam and Wing Gundam Zero primarily, but was also forced to pilot Mercurius by OZ, and briefly used the Gundam Epyon before trading it to Zechs for Wing Zero.

  • Anti-Hero: Type III
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: In addition to being an assassin and borderline terrorist, Heero is also a hacker, and commits wire fraud early in the series.
  • The Atoner: Ever since he accidentally killed a little girl he had befriended and her puppy.
  • Badass: One of the biggest in the entire franchise, whether or not he's inside a Mobile Suit.
    • Empowered Badass Normal: Thanks to some genetic manipulation courtesy of Doctor J, he has near superhuman strength & endurance to complement his upbringing/training.
  • BFG: Wing's Buster Rifle and Wing Zero's Twin Buster Rifle. Capable of wiping out an entire battalion of Mooks in one shot.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Episode 26.
  • Catch Phrase: "Mission accepted"; "Mission complete"; "ILL KILL YOU." ("I'll destroy you." in the Toonami edit); to a lesser extent, "Life comes cheap, especially mine".
  • Celebrity Resemblance: The creators said that Heero was designed after actress Yuki Uchida.
  • Character Development: Starts quite unemotional, but develops more genuine care for people.
  • Code Name: Borrowed from a dead political leader. See below.
  • The Comically Serious: He doesn't get put into enough funny situations to really shine, but it's there. The licensed Doujinshi Ground Zero gets a lot of mileage out of having Heero do "human" things (like admitting he modified Wing Zero into the Endless Waltz version because he thought it'd look cool), which causes Duo to flip out ("This isn't a sports car or something!") and makes fellow Stoic Trowa start laughing.
    • And then there's his advice to Trowa about Heroic Sacrifices. referring to the time he made the Wing Gundam self-detonate.
    Heero: It hurts like hell.
  • Creepy Monotone: But only in the dubbed version. In the original, Heero's tone of voice indicated his emotions, even if it was subtle at times.
  • Death Seeker: He gets better.
  • Defrosting Ice King: As time goes on.
  • Determinator
  • Evil Laugh: A rare heroic example. Even though he does nothing evil (At least in the audience's POV. He himself would say otherise.) His laugh borderlines between this and Laughing Mad. Just unsettling, even when he's genuinely happy about something.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He likes playing with dogs and the official artwork has him smiling as he plays with a ferret.
  • The Hero: No Pun intended.
  • Heroic Bastard. In Frozen Teardrop we learn that his father was Odin Lowe... who was not the husband of Heero's mom, Aoi Clarke. Heero was born in between Odin and Aoi's break-up and Aoi's marriage to Seis Clarke, she and Seis raised him in his earliest years, and when they were murdered Odin took little Heero back in.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He does this several times, most notably when Lady Une threatens to destroy the colonies with missles and, of course, the series finale. He survives each time. (He probably has to or the story wouldn't move.)
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Quatre, during the second part of the series.
    • It could also define his relationship with Duo, alongside Odd Friendship.
      • Also Trowa his fellow stoic
  • Human Popsicle: Frozen Teardrop reveals that while the other Gundam pilots are already middle-aged adults, Heero is still a "boy" because he has been frozen in a cold hibernation capsule.
  • ILL KILL YOU: Don't take it seriously, it's just how Heero says "Hello." It is how he first proposes to deal with most of his problems in the show, though for one reason or another, he never follows through with it. (In earlier episodes, it's more like he just doesn't get the chance to, but later on, he changes his mind for the most part. ...More or less...)
  • Implausible Fencing Powers
  • Improbable Age: Heero is only 15 (16 in Endless Waltz), and yet is a hardened soldier who acts like someone at least twice his age.
  • Indy Ploy: Heero isn't big on forward planning, but he can improvise like nobody's business.
  • Ineffectual Death Threats: Heero is the poster boy for this trope.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With a little girl and her puppy. It ended tragically sad to say..
    • He gets a second chance of sorts with Duo Maxwell Jr. in Frozen Teardrop.
  • I Work Alone: Getting him to stay put and cooperate with the other pilots rather than flying off to do his own thing tends to be a futile effort, though Wufei can be even worse about this.
  • Lady and Knight: He would never admit it but he acts like a White Knight for Relena: protecting her from danger with his own body if necessary. He claims its because she can aid his mission or some other impersonal value but the more likely reason is because he's in love with her (when it would be just as beneficial to kill her he can't bring himself to do it). In the OVA ending for Endless Waltz Heero is seen watching over Relena.
  • Leitmotif: "The Wings of a Boy Who Killed Adolescence", which has numerous remixes, most famously the Next Episode Preview song, "Codename Heero Yuy". It's also popped up in a few video games (Super Robot Wars Z2: Hakai-hen, Another Century's Episode 1, and several times in SD Gundam G Generation).
  • Lightning Bruiser: All the mobile suits he pilots(save for the Leos) are both very fast & capable of steamrolling entire battalions without much effort.
  • Made of Iron: More like made of Gundanium. He's tougher than his freaking mech.
    • Case in point, he once jumped from the 50th floor of a military hospital, (with a parachute, though he opened it too late) making a rough landing and breaking his leg which he later causally snapped back into place (much to Duo's disgust). Note that this was a short time after being shot several times in the previous episode.
    • Even better, while in said hospital the staff found evidence of at least 200 previous injuries (bruises and broken bones), in addition to the gunshot wounds. And all this does not slow him down in the least.
    • that statement about being made of Gundanium is practically canon. he blow himself and his gundam up, and still survived.
  • Magnetic Hero: Earns the respect of the other Gundam pilots (who accept him as a sorta-leader) and the Worthy Opponent Zechs. However he willingly defers to Quatre, who's more charismatic and a better leader.
  • Mukokuseki: While his eyes are somewhat more slanted than other characters', Heero has brown hair and blue eyes even though he is supposed to be Japanese, whereas the Chinese Wufei is much more obviously Asian in appearance. May be justified due to Heero being only half-Japanese at most, as explained in Frozen Teardrop: his mother was a Japanese woman, but Hitman with a Heart Odin Lowe was his biological dad (another way in which Heero evokes Amuro Ray, who was also half-Japanese).
  • My Hero Zero: Well, Heero's Mid-Season Upgrade Gundam is called Wing Zero.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: in-universe, and there's a little bit of irony...
    • In a Meta example, his name was intentionally made evocative of Amuro Ray's.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: "Heero" is derived from hitotsu, "one" in Japanese; "Yuy" is derived from yuitsu, "alone" or "only". In other words, Heero Yuy- "the one and only".
    • Lampshaded by Doctor J somewhat in the CG short Gundam Evolve 7- where he tells Relena that Heero was 'number one' and 'exceeded all expectations', then remembering to himself his christening of the boy as 'Heero Yuy'.
  • Official Couple: The more rabid Yaoi Fangirls will fight it to their last breath, but every single sidestory supports 1xR. And these sidestories are all written by members of the anime's writing staff. In addition there was the very telling scene in Endless Waltz where Relena holds and caresses an unconscious Heero after he 'kills' Maremaia Khushrenada.
  • Older than They Look: In Frozen Teardrop, thanks to being a Human Popsicle for almost 20+ years.
  • One-Man Army
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 156cm (5 foot 1), but worth noting is 1) he's only 15, and 2) Duo, Quatre, and Wu Fei are the exact same height (Trowa is 160/5'2"). Relena, funnily enough, is maybe half an inch (at most) taller than Heero.
  • Popularity Power: To date, Heero remains the most popular character in the series, with him constantly appearing in Gundam Ace's "Top 30 Male Characters" poll (with him usually appearing in the Top 10), and in Newtype magazine's "Top 30 Male Characters of the 90s" poll, he ranked #6.
  • Robeast (the Zonder turns him into one in a 4koma)
  • Say My Name: "Relena!"
  • Sensual Spandex: Wears a pair in the TV Series, apart from his green tank top.
  • Shipper on Deck: A Trowa/Quatre fanboy. He's awfully focused on helping Quatre find Trowa after Quatre's Roaring Rampage of Revenge, even going so far as to tell Quatre that he can't fight until he finds Trowa again.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Most of the time seen with a green tank top.
  • The Stoic --> Hitman with a Heart and Kuudere
  • Super Soldier: Doctor J and Odin Lowe raised him from a Child Soldier and then turned him into this, complete with super strength, computer hacking, sabotage and demolition, mobile suit piloting, and espionage skills.
  • Take a Third Option: When given the choice of surrendering his Gundam or allowing the colonies to be attacked, he chooses to self-destruct Wing instead.
    • Happens again in Episode Zero- Doctor J gives him the orders for Operation Meteor, in option form- to go along with the plan, to escape, or...a third option. Guess which one he takes.
  • Theme Naming: In addition to the numerical theme, his name was intentionally designed to be evocative of Amuro Ray's.
  • Transforming Mecha: All the Gundams he used in the series. Avoided with the Wing Zero Custom.
  • Trouser Space: Guess where he keeps his gun.. Though Averted in Endless Waltz, where he gets to wear a pair of jeans.
  • The Unfettered: Initially.

Duo Maxwell aka Father Maxwell

Voice Actors: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Scott McNeil (English), Eric Osorio (Latin America)

"I might run and hide, but I never tell a lie."

The pilot of the Gundam Deathscythe. He's cheerful, friendly, and flirtatious, serving as the moodmaker of the Gundam Pilots. He's also the self-proclaimed Grim Reaper, a title he gave himself after living on while those he cares about die around him. He anthropomorphizes his Gundam more than the others, calling it "buddy" (aibo in Japanese).

Trowa Barton alias Triton Bloom aka Dokter T.

Voice Actors: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese), Kirby Morrow (English), Arturo Siann Vidal (Latin America)

"'Those who have laid eyes on a Gundam shall not live to tell about it.' Those are the orders I have been given."

The pilot of the Gundam Heavyarms. Loyal, kind-hearted, and pensively droll, but emotionally stunted after spending a good portion of his life either as a soldier or, worse, outside human contact completely. Interaction with the other pilots and Catherine Bloom helps start warming him up. In addition to Heavyarms, he served as the pilot of OZ's Vayeate while posing as a new recruit.

Quatre Raberba Winner aka Instructor Q

Voice Actors: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English), Luis Tenorio (Latin America)

"You're afraid to die, aren't you guys? Well, then you shouldn't be fighting at all!"

The pilot of the Gundam Sandrock, Quatre is the heir to the Winner industrial magnate. He is also the co-leader of the Maganac Corps. Despite being a Gundam pilot, he is actually a very kind-hearted young man, and exhibits a form of empathy he refers to as the "Heart of Space".

  • All-Loving Hero: By being the Apologetic Attacker, then by keeping the team together when they go into space.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Often asks his foes to surrender, then apologizes for defeating/killing them.
  • The Atoner: After almost killing his boyfriend best friend.
  • Badass
    • Badass Beard: While the boy himself is too young for one, the TV version of his Gundam Sandrock is notable for having an extremely large "beard" compared to the small goatee design usually found on Gundams, appropriate to its Arabian themed design. According to some sourcebooks, the Gundams "beards" are actually coolant reservoirs for the head's various sensor and computer systems, so this would serve a practical purpose as well on a machine designed for desert combat.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He only snaps once...but SNAP he does.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Episode 26.
  • Crossdressing Voices: In the Japanese version. Generally averted in the dubs except probably the Filipino dub.
  • Crossing the Desert
  • Death by Childbirth: What happened to Quatre's mother when she insisted on giving birth to Quatre naturally, when all of the Winner children before him were test tube babies and she was a very delicate Ill Girl..
  • Dual Wielding
  • The Empath: Very slightly.
  • Four Is Death
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Subverted, as in Episode Zero, Quatre's goggles served as a symbol of the leader of the Maganac Corps.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't seem to think much of himself; given an interesting twist late in the series where Zechs fights the Gundam Pilots (minus Heero) all at once and guns for Quatre; he thinks it's because Zechs sees him as the weakest, when in fact it's because Zechs knows he's The Leader.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Heero, in the second part of the series.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers
  • I Owe You My Life: His devotion to Trowa starts like this.
  • The Leader: Heero may be The Hero, but he readily passes leadership of the Gundam Team onto the more charismatic Quatre.
    • Not to mention Quatre has a personal army at his disposal in the Manganac Corps
  • Leitmotif: "Looking for Peace Hiding in the Corpse", which like Trowa's theme has a somber remix ("Sandy Clock of a Sad Color").
  • Made of Iron: Dorothy stabs him through the lung yet he still manages to stand there and make a very long speech at her, then pilot his mobile suit out of the Libra again.
  • Martial Pacifist: Doesn't like fighting if he can help it, but he WILL do so if he's got no other choice.
  • Name's the Same: His name almost sounds similar to Quattro Bajeena, despite not being the resident Char Clone of the series. This came about because the names have the same numerical origin (the name "Quattro" comes from the fact that it's Char's fourth alias).
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the French quatre, meaning "four".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Prefers art and music to things like sports.
  • Reluctant Warrior
  • La Résistance: Aside from being a Gundam Pilot, he's also the co-leader of the Maganac Corps.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat
  • Shipper on Deck: When Heero goes to save Relena and Duo suggests following, Quatre's response is basically "Leave The Two Love Birds Alone".
  • The Smart Guy
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After destroying a colony with Wing Zero, and in episode 38, when he tried to meet Trowa, only to be turned away by Catherine.
  • Telepathic Spacemen: The AC-verse's only known Newtype. Maybe. He temporarily has a copy of the ZERO system installed in Sandrock, so that he can coordinate the five Gundams in battle. Before the finale, he removes the ZERO system...and performs just as well without it.
  • The Heart: Of the five Gundam pilots. He's by far the most optimistic and moral of the pilots, always believes in the others, and in the last arc of the show, he's responsible for gathering the other pilots together. Without them, they might have just stayed apart.
  • Waistcoat of Style
  • Warrior Prince
  • You Killed My Father: The reason for his Freak Out.
    • Laughing Mad: Sounds creepier in the dubbed version, although both versions are great.
    • What Happened to the Mouse??: In the anime, Quatre's older sister, Iria, gets a head bump and is knocked unconscious after their father was killed. She was never seen again after that. Subverted in the manga adaptation, in which she was killed along with their father. And now officially averted as of Frozen Teardrop, where she's shown to be alive and well in the future.

Chang Wufei aka Master Chang.

Voice Actors: Ryuzou Ishino (Japanese), Ted Cole (English), Jose Gilberto Vilchis (Latin America)

"Fighting a weak enemy always makes me feel so empty afterwards."

The pilot of the Shenlong Gundam, Wufei has a strong sense of warrior's pride, which conflicts with his need to be a terrorist in order to accomplish his goals. He always refers to his Gundams as "Nataku", the name his wife Mei Lan took on shortly before dying. He tries to live up to her ideals, but finds himself chaffing under the approaching peaceful era and defects to the Mariemaia Army in Endless Waltz to fight for all the soldiers who would be "thrown away" by the pacifism espoused by Relena.

  • Antagonist in Mourning: For Treize.
  • Anti-Hero: Type IV
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
  • Badass
    • Badass Bookworm: Episode Zero reveals that before Operation Meteor, he was a scholar and still kicked ass.
  • The Big Guy
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Wu Fei goes through this a lot, which seems to be the source of confusion about his character. Initially he just follows his dead wife's ideals to honor her memory, despite the fact that he didn't believe in them himself. His role in Operation Meteor greatly conflicts with his sense of honor and fairness. Upon losing his home colony, he takes up the ideal of justice (urged upon him by Master Long before he died) In Endless Waltz he rejects the notion of true peace because it would destroy people like himself who can't live without fighting. In the end he finds his niche with Preventer, still fighting, but this time in order to protect peace and the innocent.
  • Face-Heel Turn: In Endless Waltz, when he joined the Mariemaia Army because warriors like him are being cast aside in a changing world.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Thought not AS much as the Fan Dumb insists. He seems to have gotten better by the time Frozen Teadrop rolls in, since he's the mentor of Sally's daughter Kathy.
  • Hey, You!: Calls Noin "woman" in their first battle, because he doesn't know her name.
  • Hidden Depths: In Episode Zero, we find out why exactly he doesn't like girls. He lost his Cute Bruiser wife Meiran very tragically.
    • This was explained more thoroughly in the Glory of the Defeated manga: both of them, with Meiran in a Tallgeese prototype (and eventually suffering from internal bleeding as a result of extreme G-forces), were defending one of the L-5 colonies from a biological weapon attack from the Alliance space force; instead of letting the enemy seize the colony and Wufei's Gundam, she charges the enemies head-on, killing herself in the process.
    • Battlefield of Pacifists offers another explanation for why he made his Endless Waltz Face-Heel Turn: He met a former OZ soldier who believed conflict should be used to bring out humanity's best, in this case encouraging deep space exploration. The soldier dies asking Wu Fei how far humanity will go, and as he flies off after the final battle, Wu Fei promises him that he'll be the threat that makes humanity advance.
  • Honor Before Reason: He had the golden opportunity to turn Treize into a greasy smear with his Gundam, but instead got out and had a fair Sword Fight — which he lost, triggering his Heroic BSOD. It spirals from there; many of his actions are dictated more by honor and wild emotion (as well as a dose of stubborn pigheadedness,) rather then solid reason, including both refusing to team up with the Gundams on most occasions, as well as trashing both sides of a later conflict between two opposing factions. (Romefeller and White Fang.)
  • I Call It Vera: His Gundam's nickname is "Nataku", named after his deceased wife.
  • Justice Will Prevail
  • Leitmotif: "When the Dragon Submerges, Everything Ends", which tends to get used as a generic tune for all the Gundams and thus gets the most playtime next to Heero's theme.
  • Not Good with People: That's such an understatement.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: His name is written with the Chinese character for "five".
  • One Month Retirement: Wufei experienced this after Treize defeated him in a Sword Fight, as he felt unfit to pilot his Gundam.
  • Ship Sinking: Based on what we know of Sally's Po daughter Kathy Po, it's likely that Sally and Wufei did not get together in the end.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After Treize allowed Wufei to kill him.
  • What Could Have Been: Series composer Katsuyuki Sumizawa said on-record that in various planning stages, Wu Fei was going to be African and/or a Newtype with the power to Detect Evil. Some early merchandise, such as pencil boards, still lists him as a Newtype.
  • Wild Card/Spanner in the Works: Whenever he shows up, the situation is pretty much guaranteed to get exponentially more complicated.

    Other Major Characters 

Relena Darlian (Princess Relena Peacecraft)

Voice Actors: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Lisa Ann Beley (English), Mireya Mendoza (Latin America)

"My name... my name is Relena Darlian. What's yours...?"

The female lead of Gundam Wing, Relena Darlian is the daughter of Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian, an influential politician from the United Earth Sphere Alliance. Her real identity however, is the Princess of the fallen Sanc Kingdom monarchy, rescued from the destruction of the country at a very young age. At the beginning of the series, she was portrayed as a reserved and shy girl who was only seen among her peers as "the richest girl in school", until a chance encounter with Heero Yuy changed her life forever.

  • Actual Pacifist —> Badass Pacifist.
  • All-Loving Hero: Works hard to get Total Pacifism and succeeds in Endless Waltz; plays a role in Heero's transition to being more compassionate.
  • Badass Princess: A non-fighting example because her badassry is in the arena of politics.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Heero.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Frozen Teardrop, the villains infected her with nanomachines as part of their "Perfect Peace Program", intended to force people to be peaceful by removing their capacity for violence. They also apparently made her their public face, much like Romefeller tried during the show. There seem to be some signs that she's fighting back, however.
  • Celebrity Resemblance/Whole Costume Reference: Her Queen of the World dress is based on Audrey Hepburn's Princess Ann dress from Roman Holiday. Likewise, Relena bears a resemblance to Hepburn.
  • Character Development: Maybe the best example in the whole series, growing from a Lonely Rich Kid to a Badass Pacifist and throughout Endless Waltz, becoming the most powerful politician throughout the Earth and the colonies.
  • Char Clone: Her main accessory in Frozen Teardrop is a mask similar to one worn by her brother, Zechs Merquise/Milliardo Peacecraft. Hence RELENA, SHE IS A ZECHS.
  • The Chick/The Heart: Not an Action Girl, but very charismatic and quite good at handling people. She did show some Action Girl potential when she handled a gun rather elegantly and more than passably in the beginning, but that didn't come up directly again because of her belief in Peacecraft Total Pacifism.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In her first episodes. The first thing she does after witnessing Heero beat up 2 paramedics and steal their ambulance, is introduce herself to him...seconds after he was long gone. She also left her own birthday party to look for him, expecting him to make good on his word of him threatening to kill her.
  • Damsel out of Distress : While she doesn't use her full Lady of War potential, Relena still got captured much less than her position as a non-fighting female lead would guarantee, and at least twice she talked her way out when Heero had her at gunpoint.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: At the final part of Endless Waltz, when she encouraged the citizens of Earth to stand up to the Mariemaia Army.
  • Don't Call Me Sir: She asks Dorothy not to call her "Relena-sama" ("Lady Relena"), presumably because they're roughly the same age; Dorothy still does it anyway. Note that in Japanese calling someone by the wrong honorific (even one that is too formal) is seen as insincere and insulting.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Princess of the Sanc Kingdom.
  • Expy: The Sayla Mass to Heero's Amuro Ray and Zechs's Char Aznable, plot-wise at least. Personality-wise Relena is nothing like Sayla.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Delivers one to Mariemeia, before Lady Une got the chance.
  • Go Through Me: Does this a few times, namely when Duo was about to shoot Heero, during Heero and Zechs' duel in Antartica before discovering Zechs' true identity, when she tried to talk Zechs out of firing Libra's main cannon, and in the manga adaptation, when she tried to stop OZ from attacking the Sanc Kingdom, while wearing her white royal dress.
  • The High Queen: Briefly. Even after she was forced to resign as Romefeller Chairwoman, Earth's citizens, the military, and both Dekim and Mariemaia still refer to her as "Queen Relena".
  • Human Popsicle: In Frozen Teardrop. Same as Heero, except it would seem "someone" brainwashed her to be evil and crazy, hence Preventer now wanting her taken down.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In her Image Song "Always a Secret", she sings "There's someone I like, but I can't say anything because I don't want to destroy what we already have, so my love will remain always a secret".
  • The Jeeves: Pagan, who served both the Peacecraft and Darlian families. He treated Relena more like a granddaughter than anything else, and for her part she treated him the same way.
  • Lady and Knight: She's more honest with herself about her Bright Lady relationship with Hero than he is as her White Knight. Good hearted, a high clas lady and a princess, helping others; she hits every check.
  • Lady of War: Honorary mention for shooting Lady Une while in a white gown and for the white and gold military uniform she wears in the second OP, as well as her stint as the Princess of the Sanc Kingdom.
  • Leitmotif: "Soft Hair, Clear Eyes", which like Heero's gets a few remixes like "As Relena Peacecraft".
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Was quite popular at school, but knew her classmates didn't really bother to truly reach for her.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Relena, Zechs is your long lost brother.
  • Meaningful Name/Prophetic Name: Her last name, Peacecraft.
  • Mythology Gag: She is the only character to have a confirmed birthday date: April 7, AC 180. Within the series, April 7th is when the original Heero Yuy was assassinated in AC 175, and on AC 195, when Operation Meteor started, though it technically started the day before. In the real world, April 7th was when Gundam Wing was first broadcast in Japan in 1995, and when Mobile Suit Gundam was first broadcast in Japan in 1979. (Another character within the Gundam series who shares the same birthdate as hers is Setsuna F. Seiei.)
  • Nipple and Dimed: Averted in a famous piece of official art that shows Relena skinny-dipping in hip-deep water.
  • Official Couple: See the note under Heero.
  • The Ojou
  • Our Presidents Are Different: Became President of Mars after Dix-Neuf Noinheim, aka "Milliardo Peacecraft", was assassinated.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Politically-Active Princess: Serves this role after undergoing some character development. She is a pacifist, but that does not stop her from using her political clout to try to stop the war.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: At least her limo, which was given to her by her adoptive parents.
    • Her Sanc Kingdom school uniform, which is more rose than out-and-out pink.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Though not as long as Dorothy's.
  • Reassignment Backfire: Duke Dermail offered her to be Queen of the World, which she reluctantly accepts. Although this was intended only to be a PR move on Dermail's behalf, it backfired on him, and she became more powerful than him.
  • Rebellious Princess: Oh, so much.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something
  • Say My Name/Memetic Mutation: "HEEROOOOO~!" (Only does this three times — four in the dubbed version.)
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She looks and acts like the The Ojou at first and matures into her later political role. As her encounters with Heero, Lady Une, and Dermail demonstrate, she has a steel will and plenty of guile. The most powerful non-violent character.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: At the beginning of the OAV, Operation Meteor II: Odd Numbers.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: she's pretty active about hunting down Heero and confronting him.
    Duo: "She's not typical, wanting to see the guy trying to kill her."
  • Talking Your Way Out: Pretty good at this.
  • Tell Me About My Father. Defied. When Mrs. Darlian is about to tell the biggest details about her true heritage (the Premier told her the basics before kicking the bucket), Relena stops her and hugs her in tears, begging her to never stop being her mother.
  • Tender Tears
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is usually the Girly Girl to all others, save for when coupled with Dorothy, in which she's the tomboy.
  • Well Done Daughter Girl: To Vice Foreign Minister Darlian.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Before she became a pacifist, Relena tried doing this on Lady Une by sneaking into a ball and shooting off a rose she had in her lapel, while publicly denouncing her as Minister Darlian's murderer.
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her Pimped-Out Dress as queen is just like a dress from Roman Holiday.
  • Woman in White: Her white gown from the infamous party. Her Queen of the World dress is also white.
  • You Killed My Father: Literally, "This is for my father! * BANG* " She doesn't succeed and by the next time they meet Relena pushes the gun Lady Une offers her away, saying it's high time for the bloodshed to end, but the sentiment was there. Though as the What the Hell, Hero? entry shows, there is some debate as to whether, even back then, Relena was aiming at Une's heart or the rose on her jacket. Also note that Relena actually came looking for Treize, the leader of the Nebulous Evil Organization her father's murderer was part of, and which was responsible for a lot more nastiness than just her father's death. She only came across Une because Treize decided to blow the party and send her as his representative at the last minute.

Zechs Merquise (Crown Prince Milliardo Peacecraft)

Voice Actors: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English)

"My hands are too stained with blood. I'm completely unfit to head the Peacecraft monarchy. But I'm sure she would be able to head the country... as you'd intended."

Zechs Merquise is a high-ranking OZ soldier and the main rival of Heero Yuy. He is known among OZ as the "Lightning Baron" (later the "Lightning Count"). His mask actually hides his secret past: he is actually Milliardo Peacecraft, Relena's older brother and King Peacecraft's son. He pilots Tallgeese, Wing Zero (briefly), Epyon, and Tallgeese III in Endless Waltz.

Treize Khushrenada

Voice Actors: Ryōtarō Okiayu (JP), David Kaye (EN), Luis Tenorio (SP)

"I believe that true beauty and nobility comes only in battles with others, and human life should be given the utmost respect. I truly love and respect every person who have died in battle. I don’t believe an absolute and crushing victory is what we humans need. I believe that the fight itself and the attitude of warriors are what we need."

The charismatic leader of OZ and Zechs's best friend. He believes in the idea of war and conflict as noble, and thus welcomes the Gundams and their pilots as a challenge (apparently even hiding their existence from the Alliance in order to ensure they weren't stopped). He ends up splitting with the Romefeller Foundation when they introduce the Mobile Doll, believing that removing the human factor from war is a terrible idea.

During his imprisonment, Treize created the Gundam Epyon, and during the final arc, he would pilot the Tallgeese II.

Lucrezia Noin

Voice Actors: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Saffron Henderson (English)

"Zechs Merquise, or rather, Peacecraft. Come here and lean on me."

OZ's pilot instructor, based out of the Lake Victoria Base in Africa. Extremely skilled and competent, she serves as a stern but caring figure to her trainees. When Wu Fei slaughters them early on, she moves into the field to fight alongside Zechs. She's also Zechs' Secret Keeper, and is deeply in love with him.

Noin initially piloted the Aries, but after joining the Sanc Kingdom, she pilots her white Taurus mobile suit, which she keeps through Endless Waltz.

Lady Une

Voice Actors: Sayuri Yamauchi (Japanese), Enuka Okuma (English)

To see her Saint Une persona, click here 

Treize's fiercely loyal second-in-command, Lady Une is a stern, uncompromising woman who even other members of OZ refer to as "Iron Une". When these actions cause her to almost set off some ICBMs in order to destroy the Gundams, Treize encourages her to act more gracefully, which results in her developing a Split Personality, nicknamed "Saint Une", who is soft-spoken, sweet-natured, and a peace advocate. This ends up creating a personality conflict when "Saint" is confronted with "Iron"'s actions. At the end of the series she resolves the conflict and comes out of with the best of both sides, being compassionate but also badass.

Dorothy Catalonia

Voice Actors: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Cathy Weseluck (English), Angelica Diaz (Latin America)

"Hurry up and start a war!"

The granddaughter of Romefeller Chairman Duke Dermail, Dorothy Catalonia is the polar opposite of Relena; while Relena follows her family's philosophy of total pacifism, Dorothy fully embraces war. She first appears when Relena revives the Sanc Kingdom, being sent by Romefeller to spy on the young princess, and quickly steps into the big game.

Mariemaia Khushrenada

Voice Actors: Rei Sakuma (Japanese), Maggie Blue O'Hara (English)

"History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever. However, history will change upon the day of my coronation."

The daughter of Treize Khushrenada, Mariemaia is one of the main antagonists of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, who believes that she's the rightful heir to the Earth Sphere Unified Nation. She is also the co-leader of her namesake army, the Mariemaia Army.

Dekim Barton

A former associate of the original Heero Yuy, Dekim Barton is the main villain of Endless Waltz. He is the co-leader of the Mariemaia Army, as well as the leader of the Barton Foundation.

    Other Characters 

Catherine Bloom

Voice Actors: Saori Suzuki (Japanese), Moneca Stori (English, 1st), Cathy Weseluck (English, 2nd)

A professional knife-thrower who works for a traveling circus, Catherine developed a hatred for war, since her family was killed during an Alliance attack, which she witnessed as a child.

Sally Po

Voice Actors: Yumi Touma (Japanese), Moneca Stori (English, first), Samantha Ferris (English, second)

An Alliancer medical officer, she was on duty when a badly injured Heero was brought into a hospital. This chance encounter lead to her quitting the Alliance and joining up with anti-OZ rebels, now considering the Gundam Pilots to be the Earth's best hope for real peace. She serves as the Team Mom and helps out whenever she can, but doesn't do a lot of piloting.

Hilde Schbeiker

Voice Actors: Kae Araki (Japanese), Marcy Goldberg (English)

An OZ volunteer from the space colonies, she meets Duo on the moon and helps chase him down when he attempts to escape. However, his words convince her that OZ isn't interested in the colonies' wellbeing at all, leading her to resign and start working with Duo.

  • Affirmative Action Girl
  • Badass Normal: Well, she is a trained soldier & pilot. She even manages to survive an encounter with the Mobile Doll versions of the Vayeate & the Mercurius to bring some important info regarding the enemy, albeit suffering some serious injuries before Duo pulls a Big Damn Heroes to save her.
    • Went one on one with Duo once in an equal suit. The fight was a draw.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Endless Waltz, Hilde only appeared in the closing credits of the final OAV and the movie, presumably done to show that she survived the Eve Wars. This is kunderstandable, given that the last time we saw her in the series, she was badly injured in combat and being taken to Peacemillion's sick bay, making it a case of What Happened to the Mouse? until EW.
    • She briefly appeared in the Battlefield of Pacifists manga, where it seems Duo's in the doghouse for some reason. She was talking with Trowa.
  • Genki Girl
  • Nice Hat: Has a cute pink beret. She wears a teal-green beret in the ending for Endless Waltz: Special Edition.
  • Official Couple and Ship Sinking: Frozen Teardrop says that she and Duo were married, but not before a tumultuous on-and-off relationship. They end up divorcing because of what she thought Duo was irresponsible. Duo Jr., a child "adopted" by their orphanage, is implied to be their biological son: Hilde claims she thinks him to be a lovechild of one of Father's women, however Duo Sr. muses that the child would have been born while he and Hilde were still together...
  • Playful Hacker
  • Plucky Girl
  • Shorttank
  • Team Mom: After the war, she works in an Orphanage of Love.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: Let's see: MS pilot for OZ, a junk dealer with Duo, a spy, a hacker. In Frozen Teardrop, she's becomes a Hospital Hottie, a librarian, an expert in nano technology and a nun.
  • Wrench Wench: With her own scrapyard. She's good enough to pass as one of the Libra's mechanics.

Gundam Scientists

Doctor J voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese), Dave Ward (English)

Professor G voiced by: Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese)

Doktor S voiced by: Shinya Ōtaki (Japanese), David Mackay (English)

Instructor H voiced by: Takashi Taguchi (Japanese)

Master O voiced by: Masashi Hirose (Japanese)

The five Gundam Scientists, Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S, Instructor H, and Master O, were known as the creators of the five Gundams. Before that, they were the creators of the Tallgeese, the first mobile suit, and the Wing Zero, the mobile suit that the five Gundams were based on.

Howard

An engineer who worked on the Tallgeese alongside the Gundam Scientists, meaning he's an expert mobile suit mechanic but more laid back. He's fond of the oceans, so he operates his own mobile dock ship. He works with the good guys, first supporting Duo early on, and then Zechs following his "death".

Duke Dermail

The leader of the Romefeller Foundation, Duke Dermail seeks to control the United Earth Sphere Alliance for himself. He is The Man Behind the Man to OZ and Treize Khushreneda.

Chief Engineer Tsubarov

Voice Actors: Yuji Mikimoto (Japanese), Richard Newman (English)

  • All There in the Manual: His first name is Ken. Who knew?
  • Axe Crazy: Big time. With his Hair-Trigger Temper, obsession with his mobile dolls, and epic Villainous Breakdown this is pretty much a given. He's arguably the craziest person in Wing.
  • Blood Knight/Psycho for Hire: By proxy. He wants to turn his mobile dolls into the perfect weapon, and thus loves a good war.
  • Evil Genius: Of the Romefeller Foundation, although interestingly his personality is closer to what you'd expect of The Brute. Still, he's not only a brilliant engineer and technician, but one of the few people in the colonies to recognise that trusting the captured Gundam pilots and scientists is probably a stupid thing to do.
  • Evil Is Not Pacifist: Hell no.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Karmic Death: Slain in the very rebellion he triggered, as his precious mobile dolls destroy everything around them.
  • Kick the Dog: Shoots Une, tries to suffocate the Gundam pilots, unleashes his mobile dolls against civillians...pretty much all his time on-screen is spent kicking dogs.
  • Lack of Empathy: His betrayal of Lady Une, desire to murder the Gundam pilots, and the fact that he looks on warfare and bloodshed as nothing more than a way to show off his inventions cement his status as a completely amoral and empathyless individual.
  • Mad Scientist
  • No Indoor Voice: Very, very loud.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He's an Axe Crazy lunatic, but Tsubarov understands something that the rest of Romefeller never does—namely that the Gundam pilots are dangerous and should simply be killed the moment they enter captivity. He expresses similar sentiments about Treize if memory serves.
  • Psycho Supporter: Of Dermail. He wants a chance to test out his mobile dolls, and Dermail's belief that War Is Glorious provides it.
  • Robot Master
  • Smug Snake
  • This Cannot Be!: More or less his reaction to the White Fang rebellion. It leads directly into his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Is left ranting about how he is invincible as the complex collapses around him.
  • War for Fun and Profit: As a Blood Knight-by-proxy, Tsubarov wants to get a war going so that he can demonstrate the superiority of his mobile dolls. Unlike Duke Dermail, he's not operating under the delusion that War Is Glorious either—he just wants to show off his creations.

Quinze

A former associate of the original Heero Yuy, Quinze is the co-leader and founder of the colonial rebel faction, White Fang, who seeks to declare war on Earth.

Otto Richter

Voice actors: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

"Long live... KING ZECHS!"

Zechs' right-hand man, Otto Richter was the test pilot of the Tallgeese before Zechs piloted it himself. He was one of three people who knew Zechs's true identity as Prince Milliardo Peacecraft, hinting that he may have been from the Sanc Kingdom.

Oswald Walker

Voice actors: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese)

  • A Good Way to Die Not exactly happy about being killed about Sandrock, but by his own words, he wanted to see what his mobile suit could do...
  • Badass Bookworm: One of OZ's numerous warrior-engineering types. In The Glory of Losers, he's presented as one of Epyon's designers when Treize first first reviews the design.
  • Battle Butler: Another in Zechs' retinue.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Finds, and recommends, the Tallgeese mobile suit to Zechs right before dying in battle (arguably his quiessential weapon for the series).
  • Mauve Shirt

Lieutenant Nichol

Voice actors: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian and Mrs. Maureen Darlian

Voice actors: Akio Ohtsuka (The Vice Foreign Minister, Japanese), Yumi Touma (Mrs. Darlian, Japanese)

Young Relena's parents, who are kind and affectionate despite the Minister being rather absent from her life. It turns out they're not her biological parents: they were a part of the Sanc Kingdom royalty, and the Minister was entrusted with baby Relena by the dying King Peacecraft as it fell. More than a decade later, the Minister would be murdered, which thrust Relena fully into the plot...

  • Number Two: The Minister was this to King Peacecraft
  • Parental Substitute: Darlian was a high-ranked nobleman from the Sanc Kingdom when it collapsed, and he and his wife took little Princess Relena in after it fell.
  • Parents as People: Relena loved her father, but there was a lot of friction over the fact that his work kept him away.
  • Sacrificial Lamb (poor Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian)
  • Secret Keeper (both of them knew who Relena and Zechs truly are)
  • Tall, Dark and Handsome: Premier Darlian

Zayeed "Master" Winner

Voiced by: Kinryuu Arimoto (JP)

Quatre's father and the patriarch of the Winner family. He has a strained relationship with Quatre, when he forgoes his family's pacifist beliefs to become a Gundam pilot.

Dr. Iria Winner

Katherine Winner

Field Marshall Noventa

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP)

General Septem

Sylvia Noventa

Voice actors: Kumiko Nishihara (Japanese)

The Maganac Corps

A team of Arab mercenaries, based out of Baghdad. They form a close-knit, familial group, bonding over their common origin as test tube babies. They serve Quatre loyally, following their original meeting in AC 193 where the young man helped them escape the Alliance while putting himself at great personal risk. The overall commander is Rashid Kurama, along with sub-commanders Abdul, Ahmad, and Auda.

The Little Girl And Her Dog

Leia Barton

The Real Trowa Barton

Sister Helen and Father Maxwell

Odin Lowe

The man who actually kickstarted the whole plot by murdering the real Heero Yuy.

  • Anti-Villain
  • Disappeared Dad - Mysterious Parent: Toyed with. Episode Zero hinted at Lowe being just a Parental Substitute for young Heero... and then Frozen Teardrop revealed that he was Heero's biological father. He left baby Heero in the care of Heero's Action Mom, his ex-girlfriend Aoi Clark, then took him back in after the murders of Aoi and her second husband Seis.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: He intended to let go of his son Heero after his last work (assassinating Septem). Said last work failed, and he died.) And even earlier than that, this was part of the reason he'd left Aoi, pregnant with Heero, in the first place.
  • Hitman with a Heart
  • Reti Rony

Long Meiran aka Nataku

Midii Une

King Peacecraft (Marticus Rex)

The monarch of the Sanc Kingdom and the father of Princess Relena and Prince Milliardo (AKA Zechs Merquise). He adopted Heero Yuy's Total Pacifism beliefs for Earth and developed a diplomatic relationship with Heero. On AC 182, King Peacecraft was killed along with the royal family during the Alliance's invasion of the Sanc Kingdom, except for the two children: young Milliardo was taken in by the OZ group, while little Relena was adopted by the King's Number Two. His real name is Marticus Rex, and he directly got into the Peacecraft family through marrying Queen Katrina's daughter of the same name.

The Real Heero Yuy

The charismatic leader of the colonies, the original Heero Yuy was the creator of the Total Pacifism philosophy, encouraging its citizens it peacefully oppose the United Earth Sphere Alliance. His philosophy was later adopted on Earth by the Peacecraft family, who would later develop a diplomatic relationship with Heero Yuy. Yuy's assassination on April 7, AC 175 would throw the colonies into chaos.

     Characters from Frozen Teardrop (SPOILERS!) 

Kathy Po

Sally's daughter from the Frozen Teardrop novel.

Duo Maxwell Jr.

Voice actors: Toshihiko Seki (Drama CD)

The son of Father Maxwell, member of the Preventers. It's not known who his mother is, but it's implied she may be Hilde. She denies it by the time being.

  • Generation Xerox: Looks like his dad, acts like his dad, sounds like his dad, his actual partner used to be his dad's partner... In a possible subversion, it turns out that Duo may be only his adoptive dad, no blood relation.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Mouthy Kid
  • Sempai Kohai: Refers to his partner Heero Yuy as senpai, implying he had quite a degree of respect for him.

Katherine Oud Winner

The youngest of the Winner siblings, and Quatre's younger sister. Presumed to be another test-tube baby.

Trowa Phobos aka No-Name.

The guy who murdered Dix-Neuf Noinheim. He's later caught and trained by Dokter T (Trowa), Instructor W (Quatre) and Catherine Bloom.

Vingt Khushrenada

One of Treize's earliest supporters and his younger half brother.

Angelina Khushrenada

Treize's unfortunate mother.

Ein Yuy

The nephew of the real Heero Yuy and Treize's Disappeared Dad.

Hundelt Catalonia.

Angelina's husband. Actually, her second one. He's also the father of Vingt Khushrenada, the brother of Chilias Catalonia, and Dorothy's uncle.

Cinquante Khushrenada

Treize's grandfather As well as Vingt's.

Aoi Clark

A mysterious woman who worked with Odin Lowe. And the mother of his son, whom we know as Heero Yuy.

Seis Clark

Aoi's husband. His brother Trant Clark is a member of OZ.

Dix-Neuf Noinheim

Noin's older brother.

Milou and Naina Peacecraft.

Two young twins from Mars. The children of Zechs and Noin. After the "murder" of their dad, Naina stays in Hilde's orphanage for some time and then goes to her aunt Relena's side, while Milou stays with their mother Noin and befriends Kathy Winner.

Brigadier General Chilias Catalonia

Dorothy's father and Treize's mentor.

Katrina and Sabrina Peacecraft

Two beautiful twin sisters who were born in Earth. They're the princesses of the Sanc Kingdom, and Katrina is the maternal grandmother of Relena and Zechs.


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