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Characters: Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
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    League Militaire / Earth Federation 

Uso Evin

The main character, a thirteen-year-old boy living peacefully with his childhood friend Shakti Kareen on the peaceful nation of Kassarelia, forced into combat during Zanscare's attack. He pilots the LM312V04 Victory Gundam, Earth's last line of defense developed by his parents on behalf of underground La Résistance organization League Militaire.
  • Accidental Pervert: How many times does he go through Marshmallow Hell?
  • Ace Pilot: Of mobile suits, para-gliders and hovercrafts. Uses all styles throughout the series, but prefers Bushwhacking.
  • Badass Bookworm: The library is the first thing he visits, and his friends know it too.
  • Break the Cutie
  • Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: He joins the tips of his fingers when he won't tell two women from the shrike team who's prettier, amusingly enough.
  • Chick Magnet: The number of older women who tease him is staggering... might be because the kid is a cute boy. They don't end well.
  • Child Soldier: Trained by his own mother no less.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Par excellence. He's arguably the smartest, most creative lead pilot in the franchise, using design features like the Victory three-part transformation system and the Wings of Light in astonishingly inventive ways.
  • Cool House: His house looks like a simple wood house, but has a basement with a supercomputer (albeit an outdated one), spare electronic equipment, data banks filled with scientific, technological and historical information, a independent backup generator and finally a mobile suit simulator.
  • Cool Pet: The Bad Ass Haro his Dad built for him, that doubles as a Killer Rabbit. After all, it can scare away enemies with machine gun noise, uppercut the ones who do get close, create bubbles that can be used as a holographic projector or protection from the vacuum of space and does grab Uso so that he doesn't fall to his death. Best of all though, it can pilot the Gundam.
  • Determined Homesteader: Well he tries, but is forced to leave anyway.
  • Guns Akimbo: He uses it correctly since he is trained to use both hands and he just uses the rifle closest to the target.
  • Heroic BSOD : Due to the nature of this series, he suffers several of them. The most notable one is after he recovers his mom's helmet with her bleeding, severed head inside.
  • Hurting Hero
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Uso learned a lot about mobile suit technology, and trained on simulators that his dad left him, well before even getting into that Shokew.
  • Improbable Age: Yes, he's a pilot at age 13. More or less justified because his mom designed his Gundam *and* because of his life in Kassarelia. Hell, Chronicle gets razzed a fair amount just because he kept getting beat by Uso.
  • It's All My Fault: He is prone to believing he could have prevented someone's death, but he manages to get past these moment and it doesn't result in a Guilt Complex.
  • Just a Kid: Takes advantage of this whenever he can.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Both Gundams that he pilots are designed to be this, very fast & hard-hitting, even on their basic configurations. Of course this is taken Up to Eleven with the final upgrade of the V2 Gundam, by being armed-to-the-teeth.
  • Likes Older Women: In fine old Tomino-protagonist tradition. See Precocious Crush below.
  • Nice Guy: He's a very kind boy outside the battlefield. Which makes the horror show that is the Zanscare war and its extreme mortality rate all the more harrowing for the poor kid.
  • Not Distracted by the Sexy: Several times, like with Lupe's "interrogation" and the Bikini Babe Assault.
  • Precocious Crush: A few, though his crushes on Katejina and Marbet are most noteworthy.
  • Ramming Always Works: He pioneers the tactic of detaching the Victory's legs mid-flight, turning them into a giant missile.
  • Reluctant Warrior: As with most Gundam protagonists, even though he really doesn't want to fight, he is forced to pilot both because his homeland and his friends are threatened and because he is just that good a pilot.
  • Shoot the Bullet: Blink, and you will miss Uso shooting Katejina's beam while he is fighting Chronicle for the last time.
  • The Southpaw: Not too apparent because his mother taught him to use both hands. This also the reason why his mother fitted the targeting sensor on the V2's left "eye".
  • Spell My Name with an S: Uso/Üso/Usso Evin/Ewin/Ebbing
  • Teach Him Anger: Godwald taught him to not hesitate in killing if he had the chance as a parting gift, which does increase Uso's effectiveness as a pilot and most likely allowed him to survive the war.
  • These Hands Have Killed: He got several of these moments. Most notably, he personally took a woman (and her children) to the grave of her husband, even though (and because) he was the one that had killed him.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He suffers several of these, perhaps one of the most notable being when the shrike team starts dying.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Even when not taking into account of how well he handles emotional trauma, he is far more mature when compared to his peers (Shakti, Odelo, Warren, etc., who cope like normal kids would) and perhaps even some adults.
  • Zen Survivor: Manages to survive the war, but at a great emotional cost.

Shakti Kareen

Voiced by: Yumi Kuroda
Uso's childhood friend.

Marbet Fingerhut

Voiced by: Ayako Shiraishi

  • Ace Pilot
  • Action Girl
    • Pregnant Badass: She's in the early stages of pregnancy in the last episodes, and come the epilogue she has a huge baby bump. Not only that, but being pregnant saves her life when she and Uso are fighting Fuala, who senses the baby, puzzling Fuala with the concept of giving birth, which lets Uso sweep in and attack.
  • Cool Big Sis
  • Her Heart Will Go On
  • No Periods, Period: Subverted: in Episode 38 she feels like crap and Odelo tells Uso that it may be because of her period. In a further subversion, it's actually morning sickness — the first sign that she's pregnant.
  • Team Mom
  • Tsundere: To Oliver

Oliver Inoue

Voiced by: Keiichi Sonobe

Odelo Henriks

Voiced by: Masayuki Nakata

Warren Trace

Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto

Suzy Relane

Voiced by: Satomi Koorogi

Elischa and Martina Kransky

Voiced by: Michiyo Yanagisawa (Elischa) and Konami Yoshida (Martina)

Karel and Tomache Masarik

Voiced by: Yuko Kobayashi (Karel) and Tomokazu Seki (Tomache)

The Shrike Team (Junko Jenko, Connie Francis, Mahelia Merril, Kate Bush, Helen Jackson, Peggy Lee. Later also Francesca "Franny" O'Hara, Miriella Katan and Yuka Meirash)

Voiced by: Yuko Kobayashi (Junko), Satomi Koorogi (Connie, also voiced Suzy Relane and Karlmann Dukartuse), Mari Maruta (Mahelia), Rika Fukami (Helen), Shinobu Adachi (Kate), Kae Araki (Peggy), Hiromi Ishikawa (Francesca), Narumi Hidaka (Miriella) and Atsuko Tanaka (Yuka)

  • Action Girls
    • Faux Action Girls: Debatably, given what ends up happening to each and every one of them.
  • Amazon Brigade
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: There's blonde (Peggy), brunette (Connie, and maybe Junko and Mahelia if we count their hair colors as different shades of reddish brown), and redhead (Kate). The other girls, save for bluehaired Miriella and lavender-haired Yuka, have different shades of red hair.
  • Cool Big Sis: All of them are this to Usso, but Mahelia fits the most. They really love to tease him.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead: Kate Bush
  • Death by Irony: See below for why it's ironic.
  • Meaningful Name: "Shrike" is a bird known for being a butcher to their prey, and the members of the team do employ very aggressive tactics, triggering several core explosions on their introduction and not allowing enemy's to retreat. Still, those actions are nothing when compared to the brutal deaths of it's members.
  • Revenge: It's not a good idea for them to try this. At all.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: All of them, which ties into...
  • Theme Naming: Five of the original six members are named after famous Western singers. Connie, Kate and Peggy are named directly after Connie Francis, Kate Bush and Peggy Lee respectively; Mahalia and Helen are named after Mahalia Jackson and Helen Merrill, but with the last names switched around.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Kate
  • Took a Level in Kindness: It's subtle, but it's obvious that the children have mellowed them out by the end when they are compared to their initial appearance.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Miriella has blue hair amd Yuka's is lavender, which offer contrast with the other girls's more realistic hair colors (with Dark-Skinned Redhead Kate as a sort-of exception)

Mueller Migeru

Voiced by: Mako Hyoudou
  • Action Girl
  • Defiant Captive: When captured by the Zanscare
  • Hot Scientist: A very beautiful blonde with stunning Green Eyes. A genius-level engineer who designed and built mobile suits.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: This woman suffered one of the nastiest deaths in the whole franchise. See below.
    • Off with His Head!: She got this while being held in a mobile suit's hand, and with a huge spaceship tire. AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks almost identical to Nanai Miguel from Char's Counterattack. In the original pitch for the series it was going to be a major plot point that she, and by extension Usso were descended from Char, but this ultimately got left out.

Hangelg Evin aka Jinn Generham

Voiced by: Ginzo Matsuo

Other Members

    Zanscare Empire 

Fonse Kagatie

Voiced by: Kaneomi Ooya

Prime Minister of the Zanscare Empire and the real power behind the throne, Fonse wants a world without freewill, bowing down to him and his puppet, Queen Maria. He is the architect of Zanscare's political system, having designed it to, above all else, suit himself.

Queen Maria Pia Armonia

Voiced by: Emi Shinohara

Queen of the Zanscare Empire and its face.

Chronicle Asher

Voiced by: Tomoyuki Dan

Queen Maria's younger brother, and Zanscare's top ace, Chronicle Asher is Uso's bitterest rival throughout the series, and the man responsible for turning Katejina into the killing machine she eventually becomes.

Katejina Loos

Voiced by: Kumiko Watanabe

  • Absolute Cleavage: Most memorably after she kills off the last member of the Shrike Team ( Connie) and proclaims that Chronicle and Uso are fighting for her love.
  • Ace Pilot: By the end.
  • Adrenaline Makeover: As she loses her composure and adquires fighting/piloting skills, her hair flows more and she also gains more visible cleavage.
  • Archenemy - To Uso. Chronicle might be the Char Clone and The Rival but he's certainly not Uso's most prominent or personal enemy.
  • Avenging the Villain: After Uso kills Chronicle, she tries to avenge him with the I Surrender, Suckers moment detailed below.
  • Ax-Crazy: By the end, she pretty much tries to kill anyone that irks her. Even if it is a 13 year old who is trying to save her.
  • Becoming the Mask: She appears to have done this, but actually she had switched sides near the beginning of the series after Chronicle saved her from getting raped and had tricked the kids into believing she had been trying to spy for the League Militaire. This also results in Uso being even more reluctant to kill her.
  • Berserk Button: She totally flips whenever Chronicle gets hurt.
  • BFG: On the ZMT-S 33 S Gottrlatan.
  • Blondes are Evil: Not so much at the beginning, but at the very end... WHOA.
  • Brown Eyes: Through often rendered red in fanart.
  • Dark Action Girl
  • Ephebophile: Develops an attraction to Uso that she tries to suppress. Though given that she's only four years older than him, she's not a full on example.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even she's unhappy about the plan to use Uso's mother as a Human Shield.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: There are hints from the beginning that Katejina has no empathy and doesn't really understand connections between people other than Mad Love - she didn't care in the slightest when her home city was massacred by Zanscare, she thought that Uso had to delude himself into wanting to protect Marvet and herself, and she got enraged at the League Militaire thanks to the very fact that Uso risked his own life to protect them. By the end she reaches the point where just the influence of Shakti's pacifism makes her sick, thus triggering a murderous rampage.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Starts shortly after she's captured by Chronicle, but really gets cemented after she joins BESPA halfway through the series.
  • Femme Fatale
  • Fate Worse than Death: Ends up a blind, amnesiac shell of a woman who has nothing more to look forward to. Word of God even said that "for people like Katejina, death is the easy way out."
  • Hero Killer: Kills four members of the Shrike Team and Odelo Henrik, for a bodycount of five named characters. She also comes closer to killing Usso than just about anyone else in the series.
  • Instant Expert: Goes from a civilian who can barely handle a gun to one of Zanscare's most skilled and dangerous pilots astonishingly quickly.
  • I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this on Uso after he kills Chronicle, literally stabbing him in the back.
  • It's All About Me: Later on, as her insanity really takes hold.
  • Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Halfway through the series, she joins BESPA and abruptly goes from a kind-hearted (if somewhat naive and self-centred) young lady to a ruthless fanatic. Given that it comes right on the heels of a major Pet the Dog moment (risking life and limb to contact the League Militaire in the middle of a pitched battle so she could tell Uso that Shakti was alive), that she gets godlike piloting skills from the get-go, that she mentions shortly aferwards that she has a hard time remembering her previous life, and that the Zanscare Empire is later confirmed to make use of Cyber-Newtypes (a process notorious within the UC era for its tendency to drive its subjects insane), it's entirely possible that she had help.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Not so much love, as her increasing obsession with being loved.
  • Manipulative Bitch: Thinks she's this towards Uso and Chronicle. Sometimes, she's right (as with her I Surrender, Suckers moment), but more often, it's her own delusions at work.
  • Neutral Female: Tends towards this in the first half of the series. Very much not one in the second half.
  • Pet the Dog: Quite a few in the first half, like helping with the evacuation of Woowig, showing concern for Uso and encouraging him to retain his humanity whilst he's fighting for the League Militaire, and leaking information to the League Militaire fleet so Uso can know that Shakti is alive and safe (at considerable risk to herself). Rapidly drops off in the second half.
    • Though even then there's her Even Evil Has Standards moment and though twisted, it's clear that she truly does love Chronicle. Just not as much as she loves herself.
  • Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype of middling power.
  • Rescue Romance: She took an interest in Chronicle after he rescued her from a rapist.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: By the end of the series, her Sanity Slippage has become a serious problem, as when she tries to kill Uso with the infamous 'bikini suicide squad' or pulls the above-outlined I Surrender, Suckers moment instead of, you know, using the same opportunity to simply gun down V2.
  • Sanity Slippage: A severe case after she joins BESPA. Every time she shows up from then onwards, she's slightly crazier.
  • Stockholm Syndrome: A huge case towards Chronicle. Him rescuing her from an Attempted Rape by his men helped.
  • Teens Are Monsters: She's seventeen years old.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Goes straight from Neutral Female to Ace Pilot once she joins BESPA.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Another consequence of joining BESPA - in addition to the ruthless fanaticism, she becomes a rude, irritable asshole to all and sundry.
  • Sociopathic Soldier
  • Unholy Matrimony: With Chronicle. Late in the series, she claims he's just a useful tool who she'll dump once someone better comes along, but her actions paint quite a different picture.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Unfortunately for her, the 'great power' was only so-so, but at least they didn't short-change her on the 'great insanity'.

Tassilo Vago

Voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura

  • Badass: Despite being a Non-Action Guy, yeah.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: A high-functioning and dangerous example, as shown by his successful betrayal of Maria and Fonse, and his attempt at gaining control of Zanscare.
  • Kill Sat: In charge of the construction and protection of the Keilas Guile, a ground attack satellite that the Zanscare Empire hopes will help them win the war.
  • Killed Off for Real: By Uso, after he himself kills Maria.
  • The Man Behind the Man: By the end his plan is to take Kagatie's place as The Man Behind The Empress.
  • Non-Action Guy
    • Non-Action Big Bad: Non Action Big Bad Wannabe anyway. Tassilo's not a fighter, though this doesn't make him less dangerous.
  • The Starscream: Never forgives Kagatie for plotting his execution, and ultimately turns on he and Maria near the end.
  • Villainous Breakdown
  • Villainous Breakdown: As Uso gets closer and closer to his command ship, culminating in shooting the hostage that was the only thing standing between him and V2's lightsaber.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Would shoot his own Empress in fact.
  • You Have Failed Me: Nearly bad bossed by Kagatie after his loss of the Keilas Guile.

Fuala Griffon

Voiced by: Ai Orikasa

Duker Iku

Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata

  • Badass Biker
  • Badass Moustache
  • Battle Couple: With Dark Action Girl Renda
  • Beware the Silly Ones: His motorbike-inspired designs like the Adrastea and Einerad may look ridiculous, but he's got enough engineering know-how to ensure that they're amongst the deadliest machines of the Zanscare War.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A capable engineer, a skilled commander... and a worryingly obsessed motorbike nerd.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Renda are Zanscares, and Duke is rather ruthless as the leader of the Motorad fleet, but they genuinely love each other.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: He violates a shaky ceasefire to attack Usso's group. And both he and Renda pay dearly for it.
  • Retirony: The episode where he offers to settle down with Renda after the war, is the same episode where they both die.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Is his last name Iq or Iku ?
  • Together in Death: He and Renda. Not just that — Uso, Marbette and Odelo have visions of their souls riding in motorbikes together towards the afterlife.

Renda de Paroma

Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto

Lupe Cineau

Voiced by: Miki Itō

A Zanscare pilot with ephebophilic tendencies who develops an unhealthy interest in Uso.

Arbeo Pippiniden

Voiced by: Junji Kitajima

Kwan Lee

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi

Godwald

Voiced by: Joji Nakata

Other Zanscare troops

  • Honor Before Reason: After killing his two subordinates for being a coward (Barker) and a rapist (Trampu), Gira decided to either return in glory or die trying. Naturally, when he finds out he was defeated by a 13 year old, young enough to be playing, he can't take it.
  • Majorly Awesome: The leader of the Utari Gira trio came very, very close to killing Uso, despite piloting a relatively outdated grunt suit.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Gary Tan, who in his urge to avenge Sabat pilots a barely tested mobile suit under the effect of painkillers, and when his mobile suit is destroyed even tries to shot at the cockpit with a pistol.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: Kisharl and Karinga. OUCH.
  • You Have Failed Me: Zanscare is perhaps the most severe example of this troupe in the franchise, since there are several death penalties.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A Zanscare pilot named Kill, after Fuala uses him to help her destroy Uso's V-Shield.


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alternative title(s): Victory Gundam
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