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.
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Badass Grandpa: In a side manga, he fights against the Zanscare forces in his outdated ZZ Gundam (which at that point is older than the Mecha-Mooks by at least 60 years).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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 annoyingStalker with a Crush by the name of Glemmy Toto.
The Lancer: Quickly becomes Judau's wingwoman and go-to girl.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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* Piloted by Ple, but AEUG only knew of one Qubeley pilot at the time 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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...]
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.