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Judau Ashta

Voiced by: Kazuki Yao

"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.
  • Badass Grandpa: In a side manga, he fights against the Zanscare forces in his outdated ZZ Gundam (which at that point is older than the Mecha-Mooks by at least 60 years).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.
  • 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
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Being the third protagonist in the Universal Century timeline, Judau has some contrasting characteristics to his two predecessors. Unlike Amuro and Kamille, Judau is actually far more personable, having a far easier time fitting in with his peers. Also, while Judau is a newtype, he also has a considerably harder time adjusting to piloting a Gundam.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 B.S.O.D.: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Leina Ashta

Voiced by: Maya Okamoto

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.
  • Gilded Cage
  • 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
  • No Mr Bond I Expect Youto Dine
  • 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


Elle Vianno

Voiced by: Eriko Hara

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.
  • Shorttank
  • Tomboy
  • 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.
  • Tsundere
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's a none-too-powerful Newtype in a hopelessly outdated mobile suit. Still gets the job done.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In a meta-series sense; she is weirdly absent in a number of Super Robot Wars games, including and especially Alpha 1 and Alpha Gaiden, where she doesn't appear at all. This is doubly weird given how much screentime Judau, Elpie and even sometimes Roux get.


Roux Louka

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui

A pilot from La vie en rose, Roux is the oldest and most experienced mobile suit operator in the Argamas 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.


Beecher Oleg

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.


Mondo Agake

Voiced by: Kozo Shioya

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."


Iino Abbav

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi

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.


Bright Noa

Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki

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.

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Torres and Saegusa

Voiced by: Kenta Abe (Torres)



Haman Khan

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara

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.
  • Badass Cape
  • The Baroness: Sexpot variation, complete with a crush on Judau.
  • 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.
  • Fatal Flaw: Despair. She could have been one of the Universal Century's greatest heroes, but due to sheer disillusionment with humanity she turned against them. The same thing led to her death. Militarily speaking, her duel with Judau was a draw, but after having failed to defeat his principles, she gave up and killed herself.
  • Femme Fatalons
  • 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 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn confirms that she spent her childhood in safety and obscurity. It seems the calling-out she got from Char during Mobile Suit 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 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.


Mashmyre Cello

Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi

"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.


Chara Soon

Voiced by: Hazuki Kadoma

Sent to keep an eye on Mashmyre, Chara 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.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Chara has a habit of going into manic states, particularly whenever she is piloting a Mobile Suit. She also has a short attention span and at times display Short-term memory loss.
  • Anime Hair: She wouldn't have looked out of place in Jem and the Holograms.
  • 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.
  • Friendly Enemy: Her time as a prisoner of the Argama made the crew to look her as one, even when she escaped Judau still cared for her even when they fought each other.
  • Eye Scream: During her escape attempt, she threatens to gouge Cecilia's eyes out if the others don't back off.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She throws a spear like a javelin and nails a mech in the butt in the Moon Moon arc. It's a huge target, but you have to wonder whether a Zeon officer would be trained for something like this.
  • 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
  • Woman Child: During her tenure as a prisoner aboard the Argama, Chara's immaturity gets highlighted. She spends most of it childishly bickering with Shinta and Qum.


Glemmy Toto

Voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura

"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, with Glemmy obsessing over Roux and Roux trying to shake off Glemmy, 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.
  • Bishōnen
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mobile Suit 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 The 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.
  • Highly Conspicuous Uniform: Even by Neo-Zeon standards. Red and blue are not subtle.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mook Promotion: Begins the show as just another pilot in Mashmyre's squadron. Ends the series as a competitor for the title of Big Bad.
  • 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.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Neither are the sizeable shoulder pads.
  • 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.


Elpeo Ple

Voiced by: Chieko Honda

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.


Rakan Dahkaran

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 Beard
  • Badass Cape
  • Badass Normal: He's not a Newtype and he doesn't fly a Super Prototype. Good luck getting out alive anyway.
  • 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.

    Ple- 2 


Voiced by: Chieko Honda

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.


Gottn Goh

Voiced by: Koji Totani

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.


August Gidan

Voiced by: Koji Totani

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.


Illia Pazom

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.



Kamille Bidan

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita

While he survived the events of the last series, Kamille unfortunately begins the series comatose and plans are made for his hospitalization when the Argama is forced to dock at Shangri-La for repairs. Judau meets Kamille in the process, and ends up unlocking his newtype potential, eventually leading to his recruitment by Bright.

  • Dissonant Serenity: Upon sensing Judau’s newtype potential, what’s left of Kamille reaches out for Judau and does so with a smile despite technically being held at gunpoint, and in spite of still being very mentally and emotionally broken by the climax of the last series.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: At the ending of the series, with most of the major threats done away with, Kamille is finally seen running on a beach together with Fa with an unambiguously happy smile on his face in the final episode.
  • Mystical Waif: A Rare Male Example. He shares a surprising number of traits associated with the role—he first appears to Judau in the back of an ambulance with no explanation given to the latter, he jumpstarts Judau’s part in the story by sensing and unlocking his newtype potential, leading to Judau piloting the Zeta Gundam, is mostly seen with a blank expression thanks to his condition, and his safety is made an utmost priority when he goes missing in Dublin prior to the colony drop there.
    • Waif Prophet: Thanks to his amplified newtype sensitivity, he senses the impending colony drop but can do nothing to prevent it.
  • Psychic Powers: As a newtype, it’s a given, but in ZZ, Kamille’s abilities have arguably skyrocketed. In Zeta, Kamille, like most other newtypes, could only engage in psychic conversations with other newtypes when in close proximity via mobile suit battles. By the time of ZZ, he’s able to coordinate and direct Judau’s friends telepathically into rescuing Ple from dying when they’re all completely spread out over Dublin.
  • When He Smiles: Given what he’s gone through and the kind of emotionally volatile person he used to be, Kamille’s smile directed at Judau in the first episode comes off as quite a shock. But before leaving for Glasgow and leaving the fight in the hands of Judau and his friends, Kamille not only gives a genuine smile, but gives a small, soft assurance—showing he’s well on his way to recovery.



Voiced by: Yumi Mitani

"I musn't cry."


Emily Ounce

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

Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto

  • Creepy Twins: Less than other cases, but still.
  • Ill Girl: When they enter the Tigerbaum colony, the effort needed to form a Newtype signal blocking field to prevent Judau from going apeshit on Haman Karn is affecting both of them negatively, particularly Rasara. This being Gundam, it doesn't end well.
  • 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.


Arrow Mellow

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 aging suit from the One Year War.
  • 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.

Alternative Title(s): Gundam ZZ