Characters: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
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"I'm Judau Ashta, currently skipping school!"
A member of the Shangri-La Junk Guild, Judau is recruited by Yazan Gable in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam from the recently docked Argama
. Angered by his employer's disregard for human life, and unsettled by a meeting with the comatose Kamille Bidan, Judau turns on Yazan and following several more attempts at stealing the Zeta
, is eventually recruited by Bright as the leader of the Argama
's new Gundam team. Despite his initial disinterest, he rapidly matures into a capable leader who tries to get the best from his team. For tropes pertaining to his late UC-era adventures, see Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam.
- Ace Pilot: Goes without saying as a Gundam protagonist, but what's notable is that he had to grow into it. The first time he pilots a Gundam, all he does is flail around wildly all over the place.
- Archenemy: To Haman Khan, due more to their mutual attraction than their mutual hatred.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Elle in Episode 31 and Beecher in Episode 38.
- Bad Ass: He's a Gundam protagonist. What'd you expect?
- Badass Grandpa: In a side manga, he fights against the Zanscare forces in his outdated ZZ Gundam (which at that point is older than the Mecha-Mooks by at least 60 years). The ZZ, now nicknamed the Gump, is already missing more than half of its original parts and cobbled with so many repaired parts it has a freakin' peg leg. He's also about 80 years old at that point and still kicks ass
- You'd have to be badass to not only be one of the few (if not only) major characters in the Universal Century to live to old age but also fight alongside both the Crossbone Vanguard and Uso Evin.
- Berserk Button: Word of advice - do NOT try to harm one hair on Leina's head. Go ahead, just ask Haman who actually fled in abject terror when she sensed his pure rage (which then manifests to every Newtype in the city as a skyscraper-sized demon) after she grazes Leina with a bullet.
- Big Brother Instinct: Oooh, boy...
- Book Dumb: Not a brilliant student. Still very smart.
- Chick Magnet: Well, Ple saw him as some kind of big brother. The same can't be said of Elle and Roux, of course, or Chara Soon...and then there's Haman!
- Combining Mecha: The ZZ
- Delinquent: His classmates and teacher in Shangri-la seems to view him as this.
- Everyone Can See It: His... complicated relationship with Haman. The Argama crew even start formulating battle strategies around it.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He and Leina tend to act as though he's the foolish one and she's the responsible one. It's really that Leina is more willing to sacrifice some things right now if it means Judau gets an education, while he's more interested in maintaining a decent standard of living in the present.
- Glass Cannon: The Double Zeta is able to dish out a lot of damage and is very well armed, sporting multiple beam sabres, missiles, and a Wave Motion Gun in the forehead. It's also quite structurally weak and loses limbs and the head with unnerving frequency. Thankfully, this changes when it receives its Enhanced upgrade, turning it into a true Lightning Bruiser. And that was before it receives it's ''Full Armor'' upgrade.
- Green Eyes
- The Hero: Of the show and Team Gundam. As early as Elle's first outing in the Mark II, he's already keeping an eye on his fellow pilots, and building a team dynamic.
- Heroic BSOD: After Leina's apparent death, and then after Ple's REAL death.
- Heroic Build: As an early Shirtless Scene demonstrates, he's astonishingly ripped for a fourteen-year-old.
- Honor Before Reason: Gets like this towards the end.
- Hot-Blooded: Downplayed. Judau's fairly rational as Gundam protagonists go, but he still has a penchant for rushing in without giving the situation enough thought. Still has nothing on Kamille in this department, though.
- Idiot Hero: Has some elements of this.
- Instant Expert: Mocked in the first episode, played straight afterwards.
- It's Personal: With Glemmy Toto after his capture of Leina and subsequent threatening of her with a gun.
- Last Minute Hookup: With Roux.
- The Leader: Of Team Gundam. He's a Type III, leading by example.
- Lightning Bruiser: In the Zeta, which retains this status despite being somewhat outclassed by newer suits from Axis. Near 2/3 of the series, the ZZ finally graduates from Glass Cannon status to this trope by the upgrading into Enhanced ZZ, seriously boosting its speed & ass-kicking ability as well as reducing it's unbalanced structural issues.
- Mighty Glacier: After the Enhanced ZZ receives it's final upgrade to Full Armor ZZ, turning it into a Mobile Suit-sized flying fortress, but reducing its speed and costing it the ability to separate into its various components.
- Likes Older Women: His primary love interest is Haman, who's about 8 years older than him. He also ends up with the older Roux.
- Macross Missile Massacre: One of The Double Zeta's primary attacks, other than Beam Spam or Wave Motion Gun. Each of its upgrades adds still more missiles to the ZZ, enabling it to take out armies by the end.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: From the Zeta to the Double Zeta.
- Psychic Powers: Like Amuro and Kamille before him, Judau is a top tier Newtype, which allows him to pull off most of the stunts he gets away with.
- Reluctant Warrior: Is exceptionally reluctant to hurt people, and at one point outright refuses to shoot down an enemy mobile suit if it would also mean killing Axis warriors who were not currently a threat.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After all is said and done, Judau packs up and heads to the Jupiter colonies. Fed up with the bullshit going on around Earth and not wanting to be a part of the madness there anymore, he set off to start a new more peaceful life for himself, his sister and Roux.
- Shut Up, Hannibal!: A favourite hobby.
- Strong Family Resemblance: He and Leina look a lot alike.
- Super Prototype: The Zeta and Double Zeta.
- Flawed Prototype: The Zeta Gundam's flaws start to come to the forefront here (namely, that it was so extensively tweaked and customised by Kamille that it's an absolute nightmare for anyone else to pilot), and the ZZ has such a laundry list that it's easy to see why nobody ever tried to mass-produce it. The overpowered weaponry eats battery power like nobody's business, and the much-vaunted combination system leaves it highly vulnerable when separated and introduces serious structural weaknesses when it's combined.
- Take Up My Sword: Is on the recieving end of this from a comatose Kamille, who psychically passes the torch to Judau.
- Teens Are Short: His lack of height is the biggest indicator that he's younger than the average Gundam protagonist.
- Wave Motion Gun: The Double Zeta comes equipped with one in its head.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Subverted. He looks pretty damn weird in a dress, in contrast to the far more convincing Iino.
Judau's younger sister and concience, Leina persuades him to help the Argama
. Captured by Glemmy partway through the show, her retrieval becomes Judau's main objective.
- Alone with the Psycho: Frequently left alone with Glemmy.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: For Judau. She's actually very sensible for her age.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Or, more accurately, Dropped A Mobile Suit On Her. Only Sayla's timely intervention saved her.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Believes herself to be the responsible sibling to Judau's foolish one. It would be more fair to say that she's a long term planner while Judau will do what works in the short run.
- Go-Go Enslavement: A rather milder example than most, but it's still creepy the way Glemmy forces her to wear various dresses among other things after he kidnaps her. Dude's got issues.
- Green Eyes
- The Heart: Fills this role in Judau's ensemble.
- Little Miss Badass: She's no fighter, but she's got enough stones to call the Federation government out on their bullshit mere minutes after getting shot in the gut. The kid is tough.
- Little Miss Snarker: At times
- Only Sane Man
- Ojou: Glemmy turns her into one, as the poster girl for Neo-Zeon's occupation forces.
- Psychic Powers: While she's not a fighter, she has displayed Newtype abilities on various occasions.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty good one to the Earth Federation officials who sold out to Haman, even though most of them don't recognise it at the time.
- Strong Family Resemblance: She's essentially a shorter, female version of Judau, with the same eyes, haircut, and square face.
- Training from Hell: A social version. She learns to keep her composure, come what may, while living with Glemmy Toto himself. She uses this to become The Ojou and give commands to Zeonic troops and Federation leaders like she was born to the position, while suffering from a gunshot wound in her stomach.
- Wise Beyond Their Years
One of Judau's oldest and closest friends, Elle is a member of the Junk Guild alongside Judau, Beecha, Iino, and Mondo and accompanies them aboard the Argama
. Determined to prove her usefulness, she eventually becomes the pilot of the Gundam Mark II. She tries to play big sister to Leina, and has something of a crush on Judau, a rivalry with Roux Louka, and a rocky relationship with Beecher.
- Ace Pilot: A strong contender for top pilot on the Argama, reliably dishing out the hurt in the hopelessly obsolete Gundam Mk. II. For the most part she's a plugger, tying up enemy units with defensive tactics until she can make a kill.
- Action Girl: The series' second female Gundam pilot after Emma Sheen (who preceeded her as pilot of the Mark II).
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Judau in Episode 31
- Badass Normal —> Empowered Badass Normal: Her Newtype powers don't really start to develop until late in the series. By then, she's already proven her chops as an Ace Pilot, and they're just a nice little bonus.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Beecher develop aspects of this later on, though it really depends on the episode (sometimes there's none, sometimes they actually seem to hate each other, and sometimes it's this trope). They're a fair bit like Kamille and Fa, actually.
- The Chick
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Beecher. They get a Last Minute Hookup in the anime.
- Girlish Pigtails
- Hot-Blooded: Elle's loud, brash, and unafraid to shove her opinion down your throat.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Elle's baby blues nicely complement her tomboyish girl-next door persona.
- Instant Expert: Despite being a weak Newtype, she's an incredibly fast learner, taking to mobile suits like a duck to water. It helps that she actually reads the freaking manual before taking off (a tradition that started with Amuro Ray).
- Jack of All Stats: The Gundam Mark II which has decent overall statistics but isn't great in any of them.
- Little Miss Badass: At fifteen, Elle is nevertheless not someone you want to mess with.
- Pink Means Feminine: Wears a lot of pink and light red.
- Platonic Life Partners: In the manga, she and Judau are written like this. In the anime she's his Unlucky Childhood Friend.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She and Roux have some of this dynamic, along with shades of Red Oni, Blue Oni. Calm, poised, self-confident Roux is the girly-girl, and loud, brash, chip-on-her-shoulder Elle is the tomboy.
- Weak, but Skilled: She's a none-too-powerful Newtype in a hopelessly outdated mobile suit. Still gets the job done.
A pilot from La vie en rose
, Roux is the oldest and most experienced mobile suit operator in the Argama
s crew—which given that she's eighteen says a lot about how much trouble the ship is in. Her talents quickly earn her a place as Judau's wingwoman; she has a friendly rivalry with Elle and a very messy relationship with Neo-Zeon pilot Glemmy Toto.
- Ace Pilot: Already has this reputation at the start of the show.
- Action Girl: An Ace Pilot and Lancer to Judau. She's also the most experienced pilot in the Gundam team and remains the second-best.
- Archenemy: One could make a fairly compelling case for her being Glemmy Toto's archnemesis, given the way that their lives are tied together.
- Badass Normal —> Empowered Badass Normal: In much the same way as Elle. (Though the hint was there as of Episode 19, when she almost picked up a psychic message from Glemmy.)
- Combat Pragmatist: She doesn't really believe in fighting fair, mostly because her opponents tend to be far bigger and nastier than she is.
- Custom Uniform: Her blue pilot suit with its star and rainbow is very distinctive.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: She's never much of an ice queen, but she treats Judau and company like kids for a while.
- Establishing Character Moment: Her first appearance involves sneaking up behind a hulking junk dealer and smacking him over the head with a metal pipe.
- Guile Heroine: She's far more likely than the rest of the Gundam team to use flirting and trickery to get out of a tough situation. Unfortunately, this results in her picking up a dangerous, persistent, and annoying Stalker with a Crush by the name of Glemmy Toto.
- The Lancer: Quickly becomes Judau's wingwoman and go-to girl.
- Last Minute Hookup: With Judau. To be fair, it's not entirely out of the blue.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Zeta Gundam, which while somewhat outdated remains fast, tough, and heavily armed.
- The Rival: To Elle and only in the anime. In the manga, they're more friendly to each other.
- Show Some Leg: Flirts with Glemmy to get out of a jam. This causes problems further down the line.
- Space Fighter: Starts out in the Core Fighter before graduating to the Zeta.
- Super Prototype: The Zeta Gundam, which thanks to Kamille's technical skills, still holds up well in spite of the Lensman Arms Race that's going on.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She and Elle have some of this dynamic, along with shades of Red Oni, Blue Oni. Calm, poised, self-confident Roux is the girly-girl, and loud, brash, chip-on-her-shoulder Elle is the tomboy.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: More of a violet-blue, but you get the idea.
Voiced by: Shingo Hiromori
One of Judau's "friends" Beecher is initially an opportunist, who switches sides at the drop of a hat. Eventually he realises that his best chance is with the Argama
and sticks with them, eventually becoming the pilot of the Hyaku-Shiki before graduating to a position of importance aboard the revamped Nahel Argama
- Always Second Best: To Judau.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Judau in Episode 38.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Shades thereof with Elle, though it really depends on the episode (sometimes there's none, sometimes they actually seem to hate each other, and sometimes it's this trope). At times they're basically Kamille and Fa 2.0.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: With the gold Hyaku-Shiki
- The Captain: Of the Nahel Argama, after they steal it to finish the war.
- The Good Captain: Eventually achieves this status as he matures. It takes a few lectures from Torres and Iino before it sinks in.
- Character Development: Starts off as a selfish punk, and grows up quite a bit over the course of the show.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Elle. They get a Last Minute Hookup in the anime.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Initially. It's less a matter of malice, and more immaturity - he keeps looking for the easiest way out. He eventually does rejoin the heroes and stays with them.
- Easily Forgiven
- Entitled Bastard: No matter how many times Beecher betrays or screws Judau over, he still expects his "friend" to bail his ass out of trouble.
- Evil Redhead: Asshole redhead anyway.
- Genre Savvy: Has flashes of it, using Glemmy's crush on Roux against him.
- Heel-Face Revolving Door
- Hypocritical Heartwarming: His Pet the Dog in Episode 29. Only Beecher gets to show Judau No Sympathy.
- Instant Expert: Climbs into the Hyaku-Shiki as though he were Char himself, and flies it pretty well, despite his only previous experience being failed attempts at stealing the ZZ.
- It's All About Me: To the point of narcissism. He gets better, but this trait never really goes away.
- Jerk Ass
- Lazy Bum: Refuses to do anything early on without being bribed or shamed in some way.
- No Sympathy: He has no sympathy for the other crew members of the Argama or Judau, especially early on.
- Pet the Dog: In his own jerkish way. Beecher takes offense at Roux's rough treatment of Judau following Leina's apparent death, and proceeds to hassle her on Judau's behalf.
- The Resenter: Towards Judau, over essentially everything.
- The Rival: To Judau.
- Those Two Guys: With Mondo for a while.
- Took a Level in Badass: Eventually became the Nahel Argama's captain, replacing Bright Noa.
- With Friends Like These...: Early on he and Mondo betray the Argama, and even after defecting back to it, continue to backstab and screw over Judau at every opportunity, through jealousy, laziness, and stupidity. Despite all this, Elle never stops reminding Judau that Beecher is their friend.
Beecher's best friend, who tends to get dragged along in the other boy's schemes. Generally better natured than Beecher, Mondo's biggest problem is his laziness, and his inability to tell Beecher "no."
Another of Judau's gang, Iino is the most rational of the group, often acting as a calming force and a mediator. He is close to both Judau and Elle, and tries his hardest to keep Beecher and Mondo out of trouble.
- Bridge Bunnies: Acts as one of these and as a mechanic.
- Butt Monkey
- Nice Guy: A thoroughly pleasant young man who tries his hardest to be friends with everybody.
- Number Two: Steps into this role vis a vis Beecher after the launching of the Nahel Argama, taking over the ship in his absence.
- Only Sane Man: In a group consisting of the treacherous Beecher, impulsive Judau, brash Elle, and idiotic Mondo, Iino is consistently the sanest and most rational member of the group.
- Seen It All: Adapts this attitude as the story progresses, particularly where the idiocy of the rest of the group is concerned.
- The Smart Guy: Functions as the brains of Judau's group of friends.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Makes a fairly convincing girl when the group is under cover.
- Wrench Wench: Male example.
Captain of the White Base
and then the Argama
, mentor to Amuro and then Kamille, Bright Noa has more experience with Gundams and teenaged Newtypes then any self-respecting Federation officer ought to. Low on manpower and out of options, Bright co-opts Judau and his friends into serving as the Argama
's new crew, while trying desperately to find a way out of the mess he's in.
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: The rest of the crew posit this about his relationship with Emily, and there are hints that they might not be completely wrong.
- Butt Monkey: From the moment the Shangri-La kids pelt him with oranges in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam, ZZ largely consists of the slow erosion of the poor guy's dignity.
- The Captain
- The Comically Serious: See Butt Monkey. He's trying so hard to keep his dignity in the middle of the circus that the Argama has been reduced to.
- Defector from Decadence: Used to be a member of the corrupt Federation. Now operates as a member of the AEUG.
- Genre Savvy: By this point, he's pretty much realised he's in a Gundam show, that teenagers in giant robots are the only way to save humanity, and that enforcing military discipline just won't work.
- Happily Married: And would really like to get home to his wife.
- Intergenerational Friendship: With the members of Team Gundam.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The jerk part has worn thin, but it still resurfaces when he's under stress.
- Just Friends: With Emily/Emary. Good luck getting the idea through her head.
- Older and Wiser
- Team Dad
Torres & Saegusa
Torres and Saegusa
Voiced by: Kenta Abe (Torres)
The leader of Axis' Neo-Zeon movement, regent to Mineva Lao Zabi, and a one-time associate of Char Aznable, the tyrannical Haman Khan was the real winner of the Gryps Conflict
, which saw the near destruction of the AEUG, and the annihilation of the Earth Federation's Titans. As of the start of the series, she is poised to conquer the Earth Sphere for her own purposes.
- Ace Pilot: One of the few aces to survive the Gryps Conflict and make it into ZZ, she reconfirms her status as such several times over the course of the Neo-Zeon War.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: At one point, she tries to present herself to Judau as this to set up an Enemy Mine, presenting herself as an Evil Chancellor who doesn't believe what she preaches, while calling Glemmy Toto a psychotic monster. Judau rejects her argument.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Haman's suicide, after Judau forces her to realise she is the villain, is quite sad.
- Anti-Villain: She's far more sympathetic than any previous Universal Century Big Bad, due to her traumatic past, her Pet the Dog moments and her inner turmoil.
- Archenemy: To Judau, due more to their mutual attraction than their enmity.
- Attack Drone: On the Qubeley.
- Bad Ass: Possibly the best pilot of the entire Neo-Zeon War and one of the most powerful Newtypes of the era, routinely handing ungodly-powerful Super Prototypes their backsides with her aging Qubeley. Even after she disabled half her funnels to make her final battle with Judau a fair fight, she still fought him to a draw. No two ways about it, the lady is dangerous.
- Badass Cape
- The Baroness: Sexpot variation, complete with crush on Judau.
- The Big Bad: Axis' tyrant, the sole survivor of Zeta's Big Bad Duumvirate and the primary antagonist of the series from start to finish.
- Big Bad Ensemble: During the later episodes Glemmy Toto challenges her position, leading to a split in the ranks.
- Broken Bird: So much so that when she meets her first genuine idealist in years, she alternates between trying to manipulate him, killing him, and making out with him.
- Byronic Hero: A female example, but she checks most of the boxes. However, she only embodies the "introspective" part after she meets Judau, who forces her to re-examine her worldview.
- The Chessmaster
- Cult of Personality: Both uses the Zabi family cult for her own ends, and has one built up around herself, with young officers being indoctrinated with lessons on her brilliance.
- Custom Uniform
- The Cynic: Haman refuses to believe that people can accomplish anything positive. Judau's insistence otherwise is another part of why she's so curious about him.
- Dark Action Girl
- Dating Catwoman: Her complicated relationship with Judau.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: Haman doesn't have a lot of standards left, following her experiences with Char, and her disillusionment with humanity. If she ever had any ideals they are long since dead, replaced by a determination to rule the world no matter what.
- The Dreaded: The first time a Qubeley* is seen deployed in ZZ, it scares the pants off of Bright Noa, the one remaining guy on the Argama crew who'd seen the model and knew it was Haman's personal unit.
- Driven to Suicide: She eventually decides to take this route rather than live on in defeat.
- Ephebophile: Given her intentions towards Judau. The reasons are very, very complicated.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Is disgusted by Mayor Stampa's trying to murder the men of the Argama just so he can take their women.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Haman is unable to really understand why Judau is fighting against her.
- Evil Chancellor: To the nominal ruler of Zeon, the seven-year-old Princess Mineva Zabi. Or not, as it turns out.
- Evil Redhead: It's more of a purple but the effect is largely the same.
- Eviler Than Thou: With Glemmy Toto.
- Femme Fatalons
- Genre Savvy: She knew that Glemmy was The Starscream before he did. While she fails to prevent the civil war from happening, her people are ready to deal with it, and she manages to outlast Glemmy by playing him and Judau off against each other.
- Glorious Leader: Of Axis. Despite her claims to be only Mineva's regent, Haman's still set up a strong personality cult centred around herself, and rules as absolute dictator. She also claims to be fighting for the goal of restoring Zeon to its former glories, crushes all dissent, and uses militaristic imagery and symbolism to keep her position, hitting all the classic hallmarks of this trope.
- Highly Conspicuous Uniform: Most Zeon and Neo-Zeon dress uniforms are as fabulous as they come, but Haman's costume (complete with the intricate headdress) has become memetic on some level as well.
- Honor Before Reason: Refuses to use too many of her Qubeley's funnels in the final battle against Judau, reasoning that such tactics would be unfair.
- This would also be Love Makes You Dumb then, seeing as how she had no problem doing this to anybody else.
- Humans Are Bastards: Her central philosophy.
- I Gave My Word: Keeps her word when she gives it, though this doesn't happen often, and always on her terms.
- Improbable Age: She's twenty-one years old as of the start of the series, and already de facto dictator of Axis and a major threat to world peace and stability.
- Iron Lady: Haman's spine is made of tempered steel.
- Lady of War: She is refined and sophisticated, yet also has cast-iron nerves and is one of the most deadly combatants in the series.
- The Leader: Of Axis/Neo-Zeon. She's a Type IV, holding the dictatorship together with her own charisma and cult of personality.
- Lonely at the Top: A big part of why she's drawn to Judau. Silent Voice, the second OP, is pretty much all about it.
- Love Makes You Evil: Her crush on Char did bad things to her.
- Manipulative Bastard: She's as good at politics as mobile suit piloting, which leads to a lot of this.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Plans to grind the world under her jackbooted heel because Humans Are Bastards and have it coming.
- Names to Run Away From Really Fast: If you buy that her last name should be Khan. She also shares a name with Haman of the Book of Esther, who tried to talk a Persian king into massacring the Jews.
- Nerves of Steel: At one point, Judau throws a punch at her... whilst she's on foot, and he's in a mobile suit with metre-long blades for fingers. The blades stop about an inch from her nose. She doesn't even blink.
- Not So Stoic: After she shoots Leina, Judau's rage is enough to cause her to burst into tears and flee for her life. Given the other stuff she shrugs off in the series (see Nerves of Steel above), this says less about her and more about just how utterly terrifying a pissed-off Newtype can get.
- Oh, Crap: Has one after she accidentally shoots Leina and the psychic manifestation of Judau's rage proceeds to try and melt her brain.
- Pet the Dog: A retroactive example. It turns out that Mineva Zabi, the seven-year-old puppet who she's apparently been heartlessly manipulating throughout the war, is actually a Body Double. The real Mineva hasn't been seen since the end of the Gryps Conflict, and Gundam Unicorn confirms that she spent her childhood in safety and obscurity. It seems the calling-out she got from Char during Zeta Gundam had an impact after all.
- Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype, and an immensely powerful one at that, having faced down the absolutely frightening Kamille and Scirocco in the previous show, and come out alive and mentally intact. During her final battle with Judau, her powers are able to stop a direct hit from the Double Zeta's mega-particle cannon, despite it being empowered by the combined psychic might of Judau Ashta, Kamille Bidan, and the dead Newtypes from the Gryps Conflict. Her Qubeley is damaged from the attack, but still fully functional.
- Purple Eyes: She has them, and is both one of the most powerful Newtypes and one of the best pilots of any era, as well as being the Big Bad.
- Regent for Life: Officially Haman is only Mineva's regent. In practise she's the real leader of Axis and everybody knows it.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: Her Neo-Zeon regalia.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Karn, Khan, Kahn?
- Take Over the World: Plans to overrun the Earth Sphere in the name of Zeon.
- Unusual Weapon Mounting: The Qubeley's tail-mounted attack drones give it a very insectoid appearance.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Once upon a time, long, long ago.
- Villainous Crush: Has a truly warped one on Judau. Given that he's got most of Char's good qualities—and reminds Haman of what she was like at his age—this isn't really surprising.
- Villainous Legacy: Haman lays claim to the legacy of the Principality of Zeon and the Zabi family in particular.
- We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Judau
- We Have Reserves: Notes after Mashymyre's death that "all this means... is that the number of resources available to me has decreased by one"... though her tone of voice suggests that she's trying to convince herself of that.
- Woman in Black
- Woman Scorned: Is driven by her anger towards Char. It's worth remembering that they never actually had a relationship - she just crushed badly on him in the years after the One Year War, and he let her down.
- Would Hurt a Child: Makes it clear to Judau that she'll order Mineva killed, along with him, if he tries to take her away. Judau backs down because he realizes that Haman isn't bluffing.
"Lady Haman. I will prove myself worthy of this rose."
A newly minted Neo-Zeon commander with a crush on Haman Khan and an overdeveloped sense of fair play, Mashmyre attempts to capture the Argama
early in the show, while still hoping to avoid civillian casualties, and win the colonies over to Haman. Honourable, honest, and in way over his head, he is slowly broken by the progression of the war.
- Agent Peacock: Looks like a poof, but can outfight anybody who isn't Judau.
- Anti-Villain: Pretty much the only reason the Argama crew have a chance against him at first is because of his sense of fair play and desire to avoid civilian casualties. The Dublin colony drop essentially breaks him, and he drops the 'anti' from then onwards.
- Bad Boss: Becomes this after crossing the Despair Event Horizon, even ordering the assassination of a mutinous subordinate during a battle.
- Benevolent Boss: Cares greatly for his men in the early parts of the show, with his few moments of carelessness easily explained by his clueless naivete. That is before he went nuts...
- Cultured Badass: Despite being a bad guy he's honorable & a gentleman, both in & out of the battlefield. After becoming broken thanks to all the shit that happened in the war, he drops the honorable & a gentleman part.
- Despair Event Horizon: Having to command the Dublin colony drop pushed him over this - he even gives away Haman's rose, claiming he's no longer worthy of it.
- Detachment Combat: Essentially, this is what makes the Hamma Hamma so dangerous - much like the One Year War's Zeong, its hands can be sent out on wires and remote-controlled, allowing it to blast you from almost any direction.
- Distracted by the Sexy: Once failed to register a lecture on tactics from Haman because he was too busy staring at the dictator of Neo Zeon's cleavage.
- The Dragon: Tries to become Haman's. By the end he and Chara are her Co-Dragons.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: Terrifies Ple-2 and Rakan Dahkaran and provokes an actual emotional response from Haman Khan, while taking several of his killers with him.
- Ensign Newbie: As green as the grass at the start of the series, much like his foes on Shangri-La.
- Honour Before Reason: His early-series personality in a nutshell.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: See Laughably Evil, below.
- I've Come Too Far: Regards the Dublin Colony Drop as his own personal Moral Event Horizon. He hates himself for what he did, but knows that after that, there is no going back.
- Knight In Shining Armour: He thinks he is.
- Lady and Knight: He wants to be the Knight In Shining Armour to Haman's Lady. He fails, but as the series progresses, he manages to become her Black Knight.
- Large Ham: Easily the hammiest character in the series.
- Laughably Evil: At first. But later...
- Lightning Bruiser: Whilst the Hamma Hamma and Zaku III aren't quite on the level of demented monstrosities like the Queen Mansa and Doven Wolf, they are still very dangerous opponents in his hands so they qualify for this trope.
- Love Martyr: Hopelessly in love with Haman. It didn't work out too well for him - see Tragic Villain, below.
- Mr. Imagination: Constantly gets distracted by flashbacks to Haman's lectures on Axis. They probably didn't happen the way he thinks they did.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: Remains loyal to Haman Khan irrespective of how many lines she crosses, or forces him to cross.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: After the Dublin Colony Drop.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: On his second uniform.
- Suck My Rose
- Superpower Meltdown: Overloads his Cyber-Newtype abilities, blowing up his suit, along with a captured Doven Wolf.
- Taking You with Me: After he gets caught in a shocking wire trap that is about to destroy him and his MS, he pulls one of the enemy wires to bring one close enough to crush the mobile suit's head and hangs on while his MS explodes.
- Took a Level in Badass: After becoming a Cyber-Newtype, he becomes a genuinely dangerous pilot, able to fight Ple-2 to a draw despite the amazing power of her Queen Mansa mobile suit. The upgrade doesn't do his sanity any good, though.
- Tragic Villain: Started off as a naive but good-hearted young man, but his puppyish devotion to Haman led him to do horrible things to himself and other people until he was merely a broken, nihilistic shell of a human being.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After he gets upgraded to an Artificial Newtype.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: An Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain in a military sci-fi tragicomedy who thinks he's the hero of an Arthurian romance. Predictably, it doesn't end well for him.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voiced by: Hazuki Kadoma
Sent to keep an eye on Mashmyre, Kyara Soon takes over command of the Endra
when he is recalled to Axis. One-part valley girl and one-part Axe Crazy
, she is an unpredictable adversary whose intelligence and competence seems to vary depending on the day.
- Anime Hair
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Especially when piloting a suit.
- Beautiful Lech: She keeps trying to seduce Bright, Judau, and any other male who crosses her path. She usually ends up making them deeply uncomfortable instead.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her nuttiness, she's actually the most competent pilot in Mashmyre's force (not that that's saying much), and in concert with Mashmyre, is able to bring down Judau in the Zeta Gundam. Later, she makes an excellent showing against Ple-Two's Queen Mantha while cackling like a lunatic.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She makes the average Cyber-Newtype look normal. Then she gets turned into one herself. It doesn't help.
- Co-Dragons: She and Mashmyre share the job of Haman's Dragon by the end.
- Dark Action Girl
- Dying Moment of Awesome with Somewhat Heroic Sacrifice: She holds off the Ple clones to allow Judau and Haman to have their final confrontation at the cost of her life. She also grabs a hold of one of the Ple clone's MS to take one with her when her MS explodes.
- Marshmallow Hell: Chara simply cannot keep her breasts to herself. She first does this to Gottn when she's getting the idea to steal the ZZ, then later to Judau on two separate occasions.
- Ms. Fanservice
- Orgasmic Combat
- Spell My Name with an "S": Kyara Soon or Chara Soon?
- Stripperiffic: For some reason, all the Neo Zeon personnel we see get turned into Cyber-Newtypes end up wearing much less afterwards, but it's particularly pronounced with her.
- Talkative Loon: When in a mobile suit cockpit. Initially, it's due to acute space-sickness. Later, it's... not.
- Token Evil Teammate: For the time she's on the Argama as a prisoner.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her initial opinion on piloting mobile suits - she gets space-sick very easily. Her opinion make a complete 180, though, after she discovers that it was just wearing a pilot suit that was making her ill.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
"My mama once told me... that to be a man I must prove my aggressiveness to a woman."
A 17-year old pilot in Mashmyre's squadron who first sees combat when the Endra
pursues the Argama
out of Shangri-La, Glemmy is an affable, easily distracted teenager who quickly develops an enormous crush on Roux Louka after capturing her early in the show. He's also a Manipulative Bastard with the blood of Gihren Zabi himself running through his veins, and has ambitions of his own where Neo-Zeon's leadership is concerned.
As one might gather from the write-up, Glemmy is a Walking Spoiler
. Read with caution.
- Adaptational Villainy: He was bad in the anime, but the manga adds a whole new list of crimes to his rapsheet, while ommitting his good points.
- Ambition Is Evil
- Apocalypse Hitler: He's a clone (maybe) of Gihren Zabi, the UC's equivalent of Hitler, and he manages to make an already horrific war worse by adding a civil war element and armies of clones to it. Justified as he was given power by Haman and then used that to gain still more.
- Archenemy: One could make a fairly convincing case that he's Roux Louka's. From shortly after his first appearance the two of them share a connection, and their paths continuously cross, until Roux kills Glemmy in the end.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: The Totos were Zeonic nobility; their seats at Zum City's Opera House were only a few boxes down from the one reserved for the Zabi family. They're still very rich, a fact that works to Glemmy's advantage. And that's without getting into who his real "father" may have been.
- Bad Boss: Glemmy's a user. Once you don't a have a use anymore, you're gone.
- Bastard Bastard: Is either Gihren's clone or his son. Either way he's illegitimate and either way he's a bastard in every sense of the word.
- Big Bad Ensemble: Competes with Haman for title of overall series' Big Bad.
- Bigger Stick: Not a great pilot. When he climbs into advanced mechs like the Bawwoo and Queen Mansa that doesn't matter very much.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Glemmy comes across as a silly, empty-headed Upper-Class Twit, but he's actually one of Neo-Zeon's most cunning and ruthless strategists.
- Char Clone: Blonde-haired mastermind? Chillingly cold manipulator? Lots of little girls? Judau might have gotten Char's good qualities, but Glemmy got his bad ones.
- The Charmer: He's able to charm most people he meets, either by getting them to see him as a) likeable or b) totally harmless. He is neither.
- The Chessmaster: Unlike just about everyone else in this show, Glemmy has his act together. He has a plan, he has a goal, and he has pawns that he can put to use to accomplish them.
- Cloning Blues: Not only did he clone Ple, he himself may be a test tube baby with the DNA of Gihren Zabi in his blood.
- Clones Are People Too: He and Gihren have the same charisma, evil, and manipulative ability, but the similarities stop there.
- Combat Pragmatist: Intentionally targets the ZZ Top in an attempt to keep the ZZ Gundam from forming.
- Composite Character: Take Char's worst qualities. Now, throw Gihren Zabi into the mix, and add a dash of evil teenager tropes for good measure.
- The Coup: Attempts to launch one against Haman Khan, using his claims to Zabi lineage to get the people and the military behind him.
- Military Coup: Glemmy's attempt at this succeeds partly because of popularity with the Axis civilians, but mainly because he has secured the support of powerful factions within the Axis military, most notably Rakan Dahkaran.
- Cult of Personality: Exploits the Zabi family cult in order to launch his Military Coup.
- Cultured Warrior/Wicked Cultured: Tries to project this image, buying Leina fancy clothes, teaching her proper ettiquette and how to play the violin and the piano, but it's undermined by his childishness and the fact that he's creeping on a twelve year old.
- Custom Uniform: The blue and red getup he wears later in the series is quite distinct from the usual Neo-Zeon uniforms.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy: On the subject of Cyber-Newtypes. He knows Elepo Ple will turn on him eventually, and has both a backup ready to go, and plans to get rid of her. One wonders if he watched Zeta. He also goes out of his way to make sure that the ZZ can't dock during his first battle with it, and has a penchant for trying to take out the pieces individually in later battles; on another occasion he anticipates that the team will try to use his crush on Roux against him and only pretends to be fooled.
- Death by Irony: In the anime, he is killed by Roux, the girl he had a crush on. In the manga, however, it is Judau who kills him off.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: He seeks to recreate the Zabi dictatorship over Zeon, and eventually, the world and doesn't care what lines he'll have to cross to do so.
- Dissonant Serenity: Glemmy remains eerily calm and/or cheerfully enthusiastic for most of his appearances, no matter what sort of crimes he is currently engaged in.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Towards every superior officer he serves under. They all know he has his own agenda, yet he's a consistently effective subordinate, which results in his being handed more and more power.
- Enemy Civil War: Triggers one. Ironically, if he hadn't done this, Neo-Zeon might have actually won.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't like it when August and the Blue Team launch an attack on a civilian village, because it won't actually help the war effort. Glemmy might not have a problem with war crimes, but he does seem to resent pointless ones.
- Evil Is Bigger: The Queen Mansa, one of the largest mobile suits of the UC timeline.
- Evil Mentor: To Leina, Elepo Ple, and Ple-2. He tries to turn Leina into the poster girl for Neo-Zeon, complete with violin and etiquette lessons, and turns the Ple's into blindly loyal killing machines while acting as a parental figure.
- The Evil Prince: Seems intent on reliving Gihren's life, including betraying the sovereign.
- Eviler Than Thou: With Haman late in the show.
- Expendable Clone: How he treats the Ple's, plotting to create an entire army of them.
- Expy: Of Gihren Zabi. See Composite Character for all the details. He himself has an expy in Gundam SEED's Muruta Azrael.
- Face Death with Dignity: Calmly accepts his death once he realises that it's Roux who has shot him.
- Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: See the bishie pretty boy up there? Arguably the most depraved villain in the show.
- Faux Affably Evil: Is revealed as this as the show progresses.
- Fights Like a Normal: He's such a low-level Newtype that his Psychic Powers are all but irrelevant.
- Fluffy the Terrible: "Glemmy Toto" isn't exactly the most terrifying name out there. Be honest—how many of you ended up picturing the dog from Wizard of Oz the first time you heard the name?
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from being a joke pilot in a joke squadron led by a joke commander to arguably the true Big Bad of the show.
- Glorious Leader: Is aiming to replace Haman Khan as Axis' tyrant, and espouses a version of Gihren Zabi's philosophy that posits that he, and not Mineva, is the true heir to the Zabi throne.
- Go Out with a Smile: Gives a smile before Roux's laser incinerates him.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Thanks to the defecting Beecher and Mondo's "info", he thought Judau and Roux were an item early in the anime, and went into a jealous rage. May be Hilarious in Hindsight, as they do end up together in the end.
- Happily Adopted: From what we can tell.
- Hidden Depths: And how. As the spoilers on this page would indicate, there's a whole lot more to Glemmy than meets the eye.
- Hopeless Suitor: Has a huge crush on Roux, which she scornfully and thoroughly ignores... unless it serves her purposes, of course.
- In the Blood: And given whose DNA he shares, this is a very bad thing.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Horrifically subverted. Underneath those pretty blue eyes and dopey facade, he is a screaming mass of anger and ambition.
- Lack of Empathy: A major part of his character - for instance, when it seems he's lost Leina and Ple, his first thought is annoyance at how many hours he wasted training them. It's also what makes his pursuit of Roux so creepy - he basically sees her as a possession to be obtained, rather than an actual person.
- Laughably Evil: He's initially like this in the anime - he's still not a nice guy, but he isn't particularly threatening. The manga plays him more seriously from the start.
- Lolicon: There are some creepy hints, particularly in his interactions with the Ple's and Leina. Since he's only a teenager himself, however, it's not what you'd call definitive evidence.
- Love at First Sight: With Roux for a given value of love.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Whenever Roux is involved, Glemmy's brain goes on vacation. She's more than happy to take advantage of this. Subverted when he pretends to be giving into one of these bouts, and instead manipulates her right back.
- Lust: For power. Then again, his obsession with Roux, and creepy behaviour around Leina and the Ple's, would seem to indicate that the sexual variety is also present.
- Manipulative Bastard: Plays on the Federation's greed, Roux's belief that he's an idiot, the Ple's need for a parental figure, and Haman's desire for somebody to trust at various points.
- Mighty Glacier: Pilots the Queen Mansa, an overblown version of the Psycho Gundam & one of the most dangerous Mobile Suits in all of UC with a Brainwashed and Crazy Ple-Two as co-pilot.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His attempt at a coup against Haman Khan is essentially what saves the EF.
- Noble Demon: Initially appears to be one. It rapidly becomes quite obvious that he isn't, and will in fact cross almost any lines in order to get what he wants.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Starts off as a likeable, somewhat ridiculous young man. He eventually turns against Haman and sparks a devastating Enemy Civil War, and that's after damn near killing Judau on a dozen occasions.
- Parental Abandonment: By Gihren (and whoever else helped provide his DNA). His adoptive family seems to have been supportive though (if a bit screwed up in their views on relationships), which negates its usefulness as a Freudian Excuse.
- Parental Substitute: To the Ple's. He makes a pretty awful one. Also to Leina, while she's under his care; he seems to be raising her as a daughter, with his dressing her up in fancy clothes, having her learn the piano, and presenting her to the other Neo Zeon elite.
- Psychic Powers: A low-level Newtype.
- The Reveal: Episode 32: He's got genetic connections to the Zabis, an army of Ple clones in the storage unit of the Sandra, and plans to betray Haman Khan and seize the reins of power for himself.
- Rich Bitch: A male example, using his wealth to buy an officer's commission, and relentlessly showing off his cultured upbringing.
- Rousing Speech: Seems to have inherited his genetic donor's gift for them, turning much of Neo-Zeon over to his side with one speech.
- Skyward Scream: At the end of Episode 29.
- Smug Snake: In the manga, where they turn his arrogance and viciousness up while leaving out most of his entertaining qualities.
- The Sociopath: He's got many traits of ASPD in anime, though his genuine affection for Roux may spare him. The manga version is a straight example.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Starts out as just another would-be pilot, albeit one with a clear willingness to disregard the rules in order to win.
- Spanner in the Works: His attempted coup d'etat pretty much saves the Earth Federation and the AEUG from Haman by splitting Axis-Zeon's forces.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Glemy, Glemmy?
- Stalker with a Crush: To Roux, after she flirts with him to escape capture. It gets really creepy, really fast.
- The Starscream: To Haman late in the show.
- Stepford Smiler: One interpretation of many of his lines early on imply he's screaming inside as he forces smile after smile.
- Take Over the World: Has his own aspirations in regards to ruling Axis and the Earth Sphere.
- Teen Genius: A competent pilot, execllent schemer, and all around manipulative snake at 17.
- Teens Are Monsters: At 17 he's a child-abuser, kidnapper and wannabe dictator.
- Took a Level in Badass: Starts out as a joke. Becomes an exceptionally dangerous adversary by the end, though more in a political and military sense than a physical one.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Though whether he got more evil or simply revealed what was already there is a good question.
- Transforming Mecha: The Bawwoo, which he flies for much of the show's first half.
- Undying Loyalty: To the concept of Zeon as embodied by the Zabis. To individual rulers, not so much.
- Upper-Class Twit: Subverted. He acts like it, but over the course of the series, it becomes clear that he's not nearly as much of a twit as he seems.
- Uriah Gambit: Does it to August Gidan and Arias, sending them out to attack the Argama when they become a problem for him.
- Villainous Crush: On Roux. She does not reciprocate, though she's not above using it to manipulate him. For his part Glemmy's not above using her expectations about how he'll act against her, either.
- Villainous Legacy: Glemmy, like Haman, would like to claim the leadership of the Zeonic movement and the legacy of the Zabi family.
- Walking Spoiler: Glemmy's hiding a lot, to say the least.
- Warrior Prince: Claims descent from Zeonic royalty. Is a capable soldier and mobile suit commander.
- Would Hurt a Child: Especially in the manga, where he tries to kill Elepo Ple in person. He also doesn't care at all how many ten year old girls die in his service.
- You Cloned Hitler!: More of a You Cloned Gihren Zabi?!
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Callously abandons Elepo Ple when she fails to live up to his requirements, and plans to do the same to Ple-2.
A Neo-Zeon Newtype girl raised to be an Ace Pilot
, she is ordered to focus her attention on Judau Ashta early in the series. This backfires spectacularly when she decides she loves him (not in that
way: she sees him as an older brother), and pulls a Heel-Face Turn
. Despite her immaturity and incredible cheerfulness, she is rather mentally unstable and doesn't have much in the way of a moral compass.
- Attack Drone: On the Qubeley Mark II.
- Badass Adorable
- Bird Run: "Purupurupurupuru..."
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Glemmy tried it to get her under control. He didn't expect it to last. He was right.
- Child Soldiers: A fine demonstration of why using these is a really terrible idea.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Judau. Given that she's ten (and not very mature for her age), the self-centredness is unsurprising.
- Cute and Psycho: She hasn't really started to develop a moral compass yet. Being raised by Glemmy didn't help, and neither did being a Cyber-Newtype.
- Dying Moment of Awesome: During their battle with the monstrous Psyco Gundam Mk-II, she used her wrecked Qubeley to shield Judau from an incoming energy blast, then telekinetically hijacked the Psyco's reflector bits to fry it with its own guns. Needless to say, she didn't survive.
- Enfante Terrible: Nothing is known about her past, and it's believed that she has been raised all her life to be a soldier.
- Establishing Character Moment: Jumping out of the bathtub and Bird Running around Axis in her underwear the moment she senses Judau's presence.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Leina.
- Heel-Face Turn: Started as Glemmy's secret weapon, but soon ended up joining Judau and the Argama.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Against Ple-2 and the Psyco Gundam.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Played with. She's innocent in a rather psychotic way.
- Little Miss Badass: Unstable though she may be, she does have quite a bit of legitimate skill at piloting.
- Mysterious Past: It's never quite established who she was before Glemmy got his hands on her. Assuming she even was anybody to begin with.
- Phlebotinum Girl: A Newtype pilot raised from birth to be a soldier. While she's not Judau's Love Interest (as much as she might want to be), she does become an adoptive sister.
- Psychic Powers: One of the strongest Newtypes in the series. She had help.
- Sociopathic Hero: Ple is almost completely amoral, due to Glemmy's utter failure to raise her properly. She's only on the Gundam Team because she loves Judau.
- Spirit Advisor: After her death, she still speaks to Judau and Ple Two, stiffening the former's resolve and breaking the latter's.
- Super Soldier: She's a Cyber-Newtype.
- Sweet Tooth: At her age, it'd probably be more unusual if she couldn't consume her body weight in ice cream at one sitting.
- Troubling Unchildhood Behavior: All over the place. Glemmy is a lousy Parental Substitute.
- Tykebomb: It... didn't work out so well. She's the reason Glemmy uses hypnotic conditioning to brainwash his subsequent Newtype pilots.
- Unskilled, but Strong: As a pilot and Newtype. She is, after all, ten years old.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She's confirmed to be a Cyber-Newtype halfway through the series.
Voiced by: Ryuusuke Oobayashi
"I'll make you part of the ruins, boy!"
A Neo-Zeon ace with a love of combat and no moral compass, Rakan is Axis' go-to man for the dirtiest of jobs. He eventually betrays Haman and sides with Glemmy's faction due to his belief that the latter is stronger.
- Ace Pilot: A classic Steamroller.
- Ambiguously Brown: He's got a rather Middle Eastern look. How dark his skin is tinted varies depending on the episode and the lighting—sometimes it's tanned, other times, nearly black.
- Badass: Exemplified by an incident in the Char's Deleted Affair interquel manga, where it's mentioned that he ran out of ammo halfway through the Battle of Solomon in the One Year War, and proceeded to spend the rest of the fight carving up Federation suits with his Dom's heat sabre instead of bothering to retreat and rearm.
- Bad Boss: Cares nothing for his troops, and in his first appearance, pulls a gun on a kid who questions his orders.
- Beard of Evil: A fairly classic one actually.
- Blade on a Stick: On the Dreissen.
- The Brute: For Haman and then Glemmy. When Neo-Zeon has a situation that requires the application of force without empathy, Rakan is always their first call.
- Colonel Kilgore: Rakan enjoys warfare, for the violence, and the adrenaline rush.
- Combat Pragmatist: Gangs up on single enemies, shoots unarmed foes, stabs unsuspecting opponents in the back, and generally ignores the rules of chivalry that mean so much to commanders like Mashmyre.
- Custom Uniform: A sleeveless grey one with shoulder pads, that looks almost nothing like the usual green or black uniforms sported by Zeon and Neo-Zeon commanders.
- Elite Mooks: Leads the Doven Wolf squadron during the finale, which is made up of these.
- Evil Is Not Pacifist: As a dedicated Colonel Kilgore, Rakan wants peace the way an alcoholic wants a glass of milk.
- Evil Sounds Deep
- Expy: He's a skilled, impressively durable, and quite conscience-devoid Oldtype pilot with some major character deaths to his name. In other words, he's Neo Zeon's answer to Yazan Gable, with some discipline and command talent thrown in.
- Hero Killer: He's got a nasty reputation within Neo-Zeon and lives up to it. He takes out Hayato and Mashymyre, fights two members of the Royal Guard and Chara at once killing one of the Guards, Lance, in their second encounter, and gives Judau several brutal fights.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: Which is why he switches to Glemmy's faction.
- Implacable Man: Nothing stops Rakan. He will catch up to you, and he will finish the job.
- Killed Off for Real: Judau finally finishes him off in their final duel by slicing his mobile suit & him in half using ZZ's beam sabers. Rest in pieces, you son-of-a-bitch.
- Kick the Dog: Guns down hospital ships and fleeing refugees and blows up bridges and roads during the Dublin Colony Drop operation, just to make sure nobody escapes the blast radius in time.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: For all that Rakan's addicted to violence, he's not foolhardy. When the situation turns against him, he inevitably makes a tactical retreat, returning to bedevil Judau another day.
- Lack of Empathy: Rakan doesn't express an interest in anybody other than himself. He can kill noncombatants, betray his superiors, and send his men out to die, all without batting an eye or suffering any pangs of consience.
- Lightning Bruiser: He's got a fondness for big, fast, and heavily-armed suits. His first suit, the AMX-009 Dreissen, is a descendant of Zeon's infamous Dom family (read - a massive lump of armour with thermonuclear thrusters), and he only gets faster and more heavily armoured from there, starting with the Zaku III he flies in Episode 35. His final ride, the AMX-014 Doven Wolf is one of the toughest, quickest, and most manouverable suits to ever see mass production.
- More Dakka: The Doven Wolf mounts more guns than some armadas.
- Ramming Always Works: Orders his ship to ram the Argama in his first appearance.
- Scary Black Man: Maybe.
- Shoulders of Doom: Not that this is atypical for Neo-Zeon uniforms, but with his lack of sleeves it stands out.
- The Sociopath: A high-functioning one, with his impulses firmly under control, but one nonetheless.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Joined the army for the violence.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps
- Turncoat: Goes over to Glemmy's faction.
- Walking Armoury: His final mobile suit, the Doven Wolf.
A child soldier and the first in a line of clones of Elpeo Ple, she has none of her original's cheerfulness or energy, and instead is cold and deadly serious. Raised solely to be a soldier, controlled via brainwashing, and treated more like a piece of equipment than a person, she also has had Cyber-Newtype enhancements, which sometimes lead to crippling headaches.
- Ace Pilot: Which, when combined with piloting Super Prototype Newtype weapons makes her extremely dangerous.
- Attack Drone: The Psyco Gundam II can detach its hands and head in a manner similar to the Zeong, and is also equipped with a set of reflector bits. The Qubeley Mk.II and Queen Mansa have the more traditional version.
- Attack Reflector: The Psyco Gundam Mk.II's 'reflector bits', which let it redirect its own attacks as well as everyone else's. Then Ple hijacks them.
- Badass Cape: Her Neo-Zeon uniform, as seen in the picture.
- Bigger Stick: The Psyco Gundam Mk.II is far stronger than Ple's Qubeley. The Queen Mantha, similarly, overpowers Chara Soon's force, despite Chara being Ple's equal in skill.
- Blood Knight: Given that she was basically built for combat, it's none too surprising.
- Child Soldiers: She never had much of a childhood, though.
- Clones Are People Too: Has a markedly different personality from the original Ple. Glemmy still sees her as expendable though.
- Cloning Blues
- Cute and Psycho: Emphasis on psycho.
- David Versus Goliath: Her sortie in the Psyco Gundam Mark II against the Argama and it's badly damaged suits.
- The Dragon: To Glemmy.
- Enfante Terrible: Though it's not exactly her fault. Glemmy makes a lousy parental figure.
- Evil Is Bigger: Pilots the salvaged Psyco Gundam Mark II, in contrast to Elepo Ple's far smaller Qubeley Mark II. Later she upgrades to the Queen Mansa.
- Evil Redhead
- Evil Twin: To Elpeo Ple.
- Expendable Clone: How Glemmy views her.
- Heel-Face Turn: After Glemmy's death in the final moments of the anime, and right before she dies.
- Hero Killer: You wouldn't know it to look at her, but she's one of Neo Zeon's most dangerous weapons, giving the Argama's pilots a hell of a fight every time she sorties and killing Ple and Emily.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Her first battle involved a sortie against a damaged Argama that was just recovering from a brutal battle against Rakan Dakharan's forces. Both the Qubeley Mark II and ZZ were damaged, and in the case of the latter, almost out of ammo.
- Little Miss Badass: Just as good a pilot as the original Ple, and with a dead-serious demeanor that makes her even more dangerous.
- Naked on Arrival: How Glemmy stores her before her activation, further driving home that he sees her as a weapon rather than a human being.
- Nipple and Dimed: When she's naked in storage.
- Noble Demon: While she's cold and murderous, she has standards. She tends not to attack people who aren't a threat, and once orders a civilian released when she thinks that the latter isn't involved in anything and is being held unfairly.
- Pet the Dog: She releases Rutina after deciding that the latter has nothing to do with any of the anti-Zeon activity going on.
- Psychic Powers: A powerful Cyber-Newtype.
- So Last Season: Averted by the Psyco Gundam Mark II which remains a force to be reckoned with, requiring nothing less then a Heroic Sacrifice to defeat.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Puru? It's Ple.
- Super Prototype: The Psyco Gundam Mark II, Qubeley Mark II and Queen Mansa.
- Super Soldier
- Weapons Of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Mark II retains this status. The Queen Mansa likely qualifies as well.
The second-in-command aboard the Endra
, Gottn is Surrounded by Idiots
and knows it. Despite this, he demonstrates commendable loyalty to both Mashmyre and Chara, providing them both with much needed advice, and coming up with one scheme after another to take out the Argama
- Bad Boss/Benevolent Boss: A bit of both. He's very devoted to the soldiers under his command, but civilians like Beecha and Mondo don't fare so well.
- Beleaguered Assistant: To Mashymyre and Kyara. He tries his best, but...
- Big Ol' Eyebrows
- The Chew Toy: Gottn has the absolute worst luck.
- Combat Pragmatist: Fights far dirtier than his boss, Mashymyre - he doesn't care as much about civilian casualties, and will happily use hostages, ambushes, and human shields to further his plans.
- Evil Genius
- Hoist by His Own Petard: He tries to blow up the Argama with a bomb smuggled aboard a crowded civilian transport. Cecilia returns it to sender.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's a far more talented strategist and tactician than either of his commanding officers aboard the Endra, but shows commendable loyalty to them nonetheless.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Though he's much nastier and more competent than Mashymyre, it's counterbalanced by his impressive loyalty and appalling luck.
- Number Two: To Mashmyre and then Chara
- Only Sane Man: On the Endra. The poor, poor guy.
- Surrounded by Idiots: He does care for his men, but it's impossible to deny that they're... not exactly the brightest sparks on Axis.
- Undying Loyalty: To Axis
A Neo-Zeon pilot assigned by Haman to keep an eye on Glemmy.
- Ace Pilot: He's actually rather skilled.
- Ambiguously Brown: Seems to be of Arabic descent. Or possibly Indian. It's hard to tell.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Glemmy Toto views him as a self-serving bastard. Just think about that.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side: Reveals this to Glemmy, though it's left up in the air whether Glemmy believes him.
- The Mole: A rare purely villainous example. Haman has him serve under Glemmy so she can keep an eye on him. It doesn't work.
- Smug Snake: He oozes confidence, he makes snide remarks, he plots and schemes for his own advancement—and it all does very little for him in the end.
- The Starscream: While nominally Glemmy's underling, he seeks to undermine him—and not just by spying on him for Haman. Further, as is ultimately revealed, he isn't even loyal to Haman, and winds up offering to betray her to Glemmy.
Voiced by: Kimie Sawaki
Mashmyre Cello's Number Two
during the latter half of the series, Illia is a dedicated young woman who serves as Mashmyre's mobile suit commander, and inherits his rose when he feels he is no longer worthy of it. She seems very dedicated to him but is actually one of Haman Khan's agents, sent to keep an eye on him after his Cyber-Newtype enhancements.
Voiced by: Yumi Mitani
"I musn't cry."
- The Cutie
- Expy: Of Miharu Ratokie, complete with being forced by Zeon forces to do some spying, albeit she is less competent than the former. They also both die trying to make amends to the damage they caused.
- Heroic Sacrifice: When she discovers she's been given a bomb instead of payment, she jumps off the passenger liner she's on and latches on to an Axis mobile suit and lets it carry the bomb, and her, away from the freighter to save innocent lives.
- Knight of Cerebus: The very rare non-villainous example. After her death, the series becomes more and more serious...
- The Mole: She's a spy for Neo Zeon. She gets caught and harshly called out for it. And then...]
- Redemption Equals Death
- Shrinking Violet
- Tender Tears: Lampshaded by the title of her episodes: Tearful Cecilia.
- Tomboyish Ponytail
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: Torres's.
Voiced by: Kayoko Fujii
- Arms Dealer: She's the captain of the supplies base La Vie En Rose. And she dies when it's blown up.
- The Captain: Of La Vie En Rose
- Clingy Jealous Girl: To Bright, not knowing that he's married. She eases up on it later.
- Senseless Sacrifice: The La Vie En Rose isn't a warship. Challenging the Queen Mantha when Puru Two wasn't looking for a fight was nothing less than suicide.
- Soldiers at the Rear: She's a supply base captain, not a field commander, and her lack of field experience trips her up when she's forced to fly a resupply mission into a combat zone.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Emily or Emaly? This being Gundam, both are equally likely.
Sarasa & Rasara
Sarasa and Rasara Moon
- Creepy Twins: Less than other cases, but still.
- Kill the Cutie - Love Hurts: Rasara dies tragically in her beloved Mondo's arms.
- Miko: Really weird example
- Psychic Powers: They could be Newtypes, or just examples of Moon-Moon weirdness, but either way. Sarasa in particular knows exactly who and what Haman is when she meets her.
One of the African fighters of the Blue Team, fighting to drive the "French" (Europeans, and by extension the Earth Federation) out of Africa.
- Ace Pilot: He mows down multiple Mooks when they hit his Berserk Button, and manages to knock Elle out of the sky despite piloting a Gelgoog from the One Year War.
- Badass Normal: Despite lacking Newtype powers of his own, he clashes against Elle, a nascent Newtype, in an inferior suit.
- Berserk Button: Endangering civilians, or betraying the cause of freedom.
- Hero Antagonist: While he's fighting on Zeon's side, his only goal is to free his native continent from Federation oppression. Furthermore, he is absolutely unwilling to commit or tolerate war crimes, going so far as to shoot his fellow soldiers rather than let them kill a civilian.
- Occupiers out of Our Country: His motivation.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: And will shoot you if you do it.