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AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (EN), Travis Milne (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam), James Beach (EN, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
Main mecha: Gundam Mk-II, Zeta Gundam
I hate the Federation Forces, and I hate the Titans even more!The protagonist of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Kamille is a troubled teen whose home colony became the main base for the Titans, a tyrannical paramilitary force whom he grows to resent. This culminated in him joining the AEUG to fight the Titans, believing that someone should stand up for what he believes in. Though he can be reckless and arrogant, his character is marked by compassion, and as the series progresses, he vows to stop the war, no matter the personal cost.
- Ace Custom: The Zeta Gundam, built and further customized to Kamille's specifications.
- Ace Pilot: He becomes the AEUG's deadliest pilot rather quickly.
- Archenemy: He and Jerid hit this point and never go back.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Does this with his fellow pilots a lot, especially Quattro.
- Big Brother Mentor / Stern Teacher: To Katz. Unfortunately, it's Katz.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Fa. They fight about everything, including, but no limited to, his piloting, her piloting, the other people on the ship, who is supposed to look after Shinta and Qum, why they're involved in the war...
- Berserk Button: Don't make fun of him for having a girly-sounding name if you don't want to get into a fight...at least until around the halfway point, after which he really doesn't care.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Fa, after Four's death.
- Character Development: Whilst still prickly, he chills out considerably over the course of the series. He also loses his Revenge Before Reason tendencies
- Character Tics: Chewing on his thumbnail when under stress.
- Chick Magnet: Mostly because he's a super-Newtype, causing him to attract Phlebotinum Girls right and left, as well as having a more natural relationship with Fa.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: With Amuro. While they are both Reluctant Heroes, Amuro struggled more with connecting with his fellow crew members and the pressure of being their primary offensive source. Kamille meanwhile has a Hair-Trigger Temper and is more vocal with lashing out at those around him, compared to Amuro who would more frequently withdraw himself.
- Fix Fic: Tomino retconned Kamille's fate in the compilation films unsatisfied with his dark ending.
- Foil: To Jerid and Scirocco. See their entries for more on that.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The artwork for a Zeta symphonic soundtrack album turns him into Mark Hamill.
- Gender-Blender Name: Kamille particularly hated his feminine-sounding namenote - and thus tried to assert his manhood by learning martial arts and developing a hobby in amateur mobile suit creation."Kamille's a Man's name! AND I'M A MAN!"
- Generation Xerox: He might have inherited the hobby in amateur mobile suit creation from his parents: both were Federation officers and among the main engineering team that designed the Titan's prototype unit, RX-178 Gundam Mk-II.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Whether it's punching Jerid in the face at the very beginning, Quattro a few times later, or even Torres the bridge crew guy for teasing him, Kamille does this a LOT.
- Hot-Blooded: While fighting. He's sometimes like this outside his mecha too, if angered enough, especially early on. Later he learns to control his emotions, but he still can get pretty loud if you piss him off.
- Hurting Hero: He loses just about everything over the course of the series.
- He often rants about how his enemies are murderers when they shoot down his friends, yet he has the highest kill count of anyone in show. He justifies it to himself on the basis that his targets are often wanton killers who could care less about The Laws and Customs of War, whereas Kamille insists that he kills because he doesn't have much of a choice. If the show wasn't as realistic with its morality, he could have been less wrong.
- There's also the moment Kamille gets his ass kicked by Wong, and Kamille has the gall to say you shouldn't use violence to get people to act the way you want. Because Kamille is truly the bastion of pacifism.
- It's Personal: With Jerid, especially after the Titans' pilot kills Four. Though it still sort of dies down so it's more one-sided on Jerid's part.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kamille can be a huge asshole, but he is very compassionate.
- Just Friends: He and Fa will claim this is what they are if you ask. Everyone on ship knows better.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Zeta Gundam.
- Love at First Sight: With Four. It's a Newtype thing.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: From the Gundam Mark II to the Zeta Gundam. He is also the first Gundam protagonist to do this (not including the novel version of Mobile Suit Gundam, where Amuro switches from the RX-78-2 to the G3 Gundam).
- Military Brat: Both mom and dad worked for the Titans. This is probably responsible for about 95% of his problems.
- Mood-Swinger: Kamille's moods are unstable at best. He can swing from happy to sad to enraged in the space of a few seconds.
- Moral Myopia: He cuts down countless opponents, but flips out and calls you a murderer if you touch one of his friends. Jerid is fond of calling him out on this.
- Named After Somebody Famous: French sculptress Camille Claudel — a woman who spent the last several decades of her life institutionalized...
- Oedipus Complex: Between his difficult feelings for his mother (whom he nevertheless wants to protect, along with every other female he comes across) and his utter contempt for his father (who asks if he's able to kill him), Kamille plays this pretty straight. And tragically. (And again with regards to Char and Reccoa.)
- Parental Abandonment: During the course of the war with the Titans, Kamille witnessed the death of both his parents, first love and friends.
- Psychic Powers Of course. He's a Newtype, but doesn't accept it until late in the series.
- A VERY powerful Newtype as well. The actions Kamille pulls off in the Zeta at the end of the series are completely insane, even for a Newtype, such as making the Zeta totally invulnerable with a forcefield generated by the biosensor and his Newtype power, extending the Beam Saber into an energy whip that had to be at least 2 miles long, and then freezes The O in place so he can crash the Waverider straight through the cockpit. Take a minute to remember this is a Gundam series.
- Ramming Always Works: At the end of Zeta, he channels the power of the dead and impales Scirocco on Zeta's waverider mode nose.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Quattro's Blue. Totally in keeping with their Color Motifs. The same goes for Scirocco.
- Revenge Before Reason: Kamille displays a tendency to seek revenge without thought for the consequences from the start of the series. In the first two episodes alone he attacks a member of the Titans with his fists for making an off-hand comment about how girly his name sounds, calls a Military Police officer who has him in custody a brute, attacks said officer physically when he throws something at Kamille for insulting him — in the middle of the prison and just after his mother's lawyer comes to bail him out... And then he runs out of the prison, ignoring the chaos all around him from a crashed mobile suit and his mother's presence, to Gundamjack the Mk II Gundam for the purpose of "getting back" at the MP officer for having him beaten in response to being attacked. He even ends up joining the AEUG as part of his way of "getting even" with the Titans, after first menacing the aforementioned MP officer with his newly hijacked mobile suit.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Camille Vidan" was an early unofficial romanization widespread in the fandom. The official post-export romanisation is 'Kamille Bidan'.
- The Rival: He and Jerid have a nasty one going. It largely involves them killing one another's loved ones. Later on it becomes one sided on Jerid's part as Kamille has bigger things on his mind.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Mildly. Kamille isn't especially comfortable with women going into combat, especially Fa and Reccoa (both of whom he has feelings for). He doesn't have this problem with Emma, though
- That's because Fa is a civilian girl who's barely learning how to handle herself in a mobile suit, while Reccoa has been in trouble before when in missions. On the other hand, Emma is the strongest Action Girl in the whole series.
- Teen Genius: He was well-known as an amateur mecha builder before he left his colony. The dub goes so far as to suggest that he designed the Zeta Gundam himself, though that isn't quite true: what actually happened was that he saw the Hyaku-Shiki's blueprints, and noticed the unfinished transformation systemnote , had a few ideas on improving it and sent a report to Anaheim's engineers, who were able to use his ideas to complete the transformable frame and build it into the Zeta. In essence he came up with the basic design concepts and the name, and Anaheim refined it into the proof-of-concept mobile suit.
- Transforming Mecha: The Zeta Gundam.
- Trauma Conga Line: Starts with Kamille's mom being made a hostage and then murdered. And then his dad. And then it just gets worse from there. As the war escalates pretty much every named character Kamille forms a deep bond with, save for Fa, all get killed off. Four, Sarah Rosamia, Katz, Reccoa, and Emma all pretty much die in quick succession in the winding episodes. And then, in his final push to defeat Scirocco, Kamille completely burns himself out using his Newtype abilities and suffers a complete mental breakdown.
- Would Hit a Girl: Ask Lila about that. Or Rosamia. Or, outside of combat, Beltorchika.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's blue.
Quattro Bajeena (Char Aznable)
Voice Actors: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Tom Edwards (English)
Main mecha: Rick Dias, Hyaku Shiki
Warriors are destined to fight as long as they live.A top AEUG pilot and former Zeon ace, Quattro acts as a mentor figure to Kamille and the younger MS operators in the crew.
- Ace Pilot: Covers for his less-than-Ace mobile suit.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Does this regularly with Kamille.
- Berserk Button: While he has no love for the Zabi family, he goes completely ballistic when he realizes that Haman has turned Mineva into a puppet.
- Big Brother Mentor: He tries to mentor Kamille in this matter, although for the most part, Kamille doesn't care about his advice.
- Blatant Lies: Char, who betrayed his supposed best friend Garma to his death and assassinated his superior officer Kycilia, has the gall to tell Haman that he has never betrayed anyone in his life.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: The golden MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki. It's an antibeam coating.
- Blood Knight: Several characters suggest that Char enjoys fighting or that he cannot live without war.
- Can't Catch Up: A mild example. He's still one of the best (if not the best) pilots in the series, but he's fairly weak for a Newtype, and Zeta Gundam is absolutely saturated with powerful Newtypes who can compete with him one-on-one and expect to win. He's still a respectable ace, but nowhere near the Final Boss he was in Mobile Suit Gundam.
- The Chains of Commanding: Ultimately, in order to gain more power for the AEUG, Char is ultimately forced to compromise all of his personal principles; losing his ability to start over a new life as Quattro and restoring the Zabi family to power.
- Character Shilling: Happens a lot, but never to the point of Informed Attribute - he's still the Red Comet. Read: I Just Want to Be Normal below for the reasons to why.
- Char Clone: He is Char.
- Clark Kenting: What his "disguise" amounts to. It works in that very few people in the Federation-controlled regions actually know what Char Aznable looked like under the mask - and certainly would never expect him to join AEUG - but even in the first episode you see people guessing that they're being attacked by the Red Comet when he still handles his mobile suits as well as he does.
- Color Motif: One guess, three letters. His uniform, his normal suit (though it's the same shade as his last one), and his first mobile suit all comply.
- Cool Shades: Part of his disguise as Quattro. ...Pretty much his entire disguise as Quattro, actually.
- Enemy Mine: He and Amuro still don't get along, but realize that their differences can wait. Their famous rivalry simmers down considerably during this period.
- Flawed Prototype: The Hyaku-Shiki was supposed to be the transforming Delta Gundam, but the technicians couldn't make the Wave Rider mode work properly. As is, it's still a high-end mobile suit that Quattro can control like his own arms and legs.
- Foil: To Bask Om - both are veterans of the One Year War, both are in positions of power in their respective organizations, and both primarily appear wearing eyewear. However, Quattro learns not to hold grudges from that time period, as evident by the fact that he fights alongside members of White Base (even Amuro, despite the fact that neither have gotten over Lalah Sune); Bask, on the other hand, is never given a reason for his Colonel Kilgore elements in the shownote . Also notable that even at his worst, Quattro is still nowhere near as bad as Bask.
- Four is Death: Quattro means "four". In a more meta sense, it's also the fourth name the character has gone by.
- Subverted. Quattro is alive and kicking after the end. He only dies in the movie after he goes back to Char.
- Fragile Speedster: The Hyaku-Shiki is fast, maneuverable, and well-armed, and its anti-beam coating should make it resistant to beam weaponry. Yet the show repeatedly demonstrates that it simply doesn't have the durability of other Super Prototypes, like the Zeta Gundam, The O, and the Qubeley, and it is frequently manhandled at close ranges; the impression is that anyone less than a legendary One Year War veteran wouldn't last very long in it. Although when you consider that the Hyaku-Shiki was to be a Transforming Mecha as the Delta Gundam (see Super Prototype below), he was just probably shortchanged.
- Good Is Not Nice: While he's doing his best to be a good guy in this series, Char's Lack of Empathy leads him to be a major Jerkass and it really doesn't help that the Federation keeps proving how useless and corrupt it is. Still, it's only towards the end of the show that he starts acting in ways that foreshadow Char's Counterattack at all.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Char was last seen attempting a mutual kill against Haman in the final stages of the Gryps Conflict. He fails - they both survive.
- Hypocrite: Whether it's lecturing Amuro on getting over Lalah, getting mad at Haman for manipulating a member of the Zabi family, or being outraged by Axis-Zeon's treachery, Char spends most of the show calling people out on things he has no right to call them out on. Although if you will consider the next trope, it probably makes sense that he was trying to distinguish himself as "Quattro" from his time as "Char."
- I Just Want to Be Normal: He's way happier as a battlefield pilot and Big Brother Mentor for the AEUG than a political figure - which is a bit of a problem for everyone else, since as the Red Comet and the son of Zeon Deikun, he'd be a really useful political figure. In fact, Haman outright hates him for it. The last handful of episodes show Char's frustration at not being allowed to go out and fight, as by this point he has become the AEUG's de facto leader. No wonder he went off the deep end as of Char's Counterattack.
- At the same time, he clearly feels that someone has to do it, and is being crushed by having to be that someone.
- Jerkass: Even here, at his very best, Char is still kind of a jackass.
- Lack of Empathy: Downplayed. As he points out to Kamille, just because he's older doesn't mean that he necessarily knows anything about emotions. He's better than he used to be, but that's not saying much. A lot of the things "Quattro" says make more sense when you realize that he's a man without empathy trying to pretend he does.
- No Sympathy: Even when attempting to empathise with people, "Quattro" at best manages to hit this trope, acknowledging why they feel the way they do, and still not caring or responding appropriately.
- Oblivious to Love: Due to his Lack of Empathy, Quattro tends not to realize when women are in love with him, and brushes their feelings aside without even noticing how much he's hurting them. This makes him a couple of enemies (Haman, Reccoa).
- Open Secret: Quattro's true identity being Char. As explained below, if people aren't outright aware, they are extremely suspicious. Amuro is the only person who refuses to humor him on this and calls him Char in all their conversations (he does, however, do him the courtesy of referring to him as "Lt. Quattro" when speaking to other people). When Haman Karn openly names Quattro as Char, Kamille snarks that at that point it's not much of a secret.
- Paper-Thin Disguise: Quattro's shades, in general. The fact that his AEUG uniform is also carrying the same color scheme as his Zeon outfit emphasizes it further.
- Somewhat justified in that there are only two (living) people in the entire universe who actually saw what Char looked like under the mask. (Although probably more knew what he sounded like)
- Even then, it's implied that most people in the AEUG know who he really is, but keep quiet since he isn't admitting it himself.
- Bright Noa accidentally cuts through his disguise almost immediately, as he refers to him as Captain Quattro on instinct (Captain was Char's rank in the Zeon military). Char corrects him by saying his rank is Lieutenant.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kamille's Red. Irony turned Up to Eleven. Red to Haman's Blue.
- Super Prototype: The Hyaku-Shiki (It apparently began life as the MSN-001 Delta Gundam as detailed in Mobile Suit Variations, supposed to have its own Wave Rider mode prior to the Zeta — hence the verniers at its back. The concept was revisited in the Delta+).
- Spell My Name with an "S": Quattro's last name has many romanisations, including but not limited to Bajeena/Bagina/Vagina/Vageena/Vajeena. The Gundam Perfect Files, which are usually a good source on proper romanisations (particularly for Gundam series that have not been licensed in America) spells it as Vageena. For obvious reasons, English speaking fans refer to him as Quattro Bajeena, which is Bandai Entertainment's chosen romanisation.
- Spoiler Opening: Even before it is explicitly confirmed in the story, the narrator always refers to Quattro as Char. The ending credits don't even bother, either, just saying "Char Aznable".
- Sunglasses at Night: In space, as opposed to at night, though he removes them when he needs to wear a normal/pilot suit helmet, though.
- Taking You with Me: Tries it on Haman Khan. They both survive.
- Theme Naming: Quattro is the fourth name The Red Comet has used, after Casval Rem Daikun, Edward Mass and Char Aznable.
- Too Long; Didn't Dub: His mobile suit is still called the Hyaku Shiki even in English translations instead of the "Type 100". Justified in supplementary materials, as the scientist who designed it was Japanese (specifically a Tuckerization of Mamoru Nagano).
- Unfortunate Names: His name is sometimes romanized as 'Quattro Bagina'. And considering the letter B in Japanese is sometimes romanized as a V... you get the idea. It is actually romanized as "Quattro Vagina" in the PS1 Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack game (proven here) as well as the SD Gundam G-Generation series.
- Wave Motion Gun: The Mega-Bazooka.
Voice Actors: Miyuki Matsuoka, Satomi Arai (Japanese), Angie Beers (English)
Main mecha: MethussKamille's best friend in his home colony, Fa joins up with the AEUG after they save the escape pod she was in. Determined to prove herself to Kamille and the rest of the AEUG she undergoes pilot training to try and stay useful.
- Action Survivor: The mecha anime equivalent. She doesn't score any brilliant kills, or take a level in badass, or anything like that, but she survives Zeta, which is a victory in and of itself.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Alternates between this and Dogged Nice Girl with regards to Kamille. It's easier to count the times when they aren't fighting about something.
- Can't Catch Up: She tries very hard, but the Methuss... well, sucks when compared to other units. (Its main problem is that, while it's an okay Mobile Armor in terms of mobility - meaning it's a good scout - its Mobile Suit form is lousy.)
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Kamille, eventually, after Kamille recovers from loving and losing Four, and the aftermath of what Scirocco did to him. Even the 2006 compilation movies end with her and Kamille embracing in the void of space after surviving the Gryps Conflict.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: A mild example. She's certainly very suspicious anytime Kamille talks to another girl. Most pronounced with Rosamia and her delusion that Kamille is her elder brother. Fa is clearly annoyed by Rosamia, but she also seems to realize that Kamille's interest in Rosamia has nothing to do with romance, and doesn't do much to interfere.
- Dogged Nice Girl: To Kamille. It's not that he doesn't notice her, it's just that there's a lot of other stuff going on in his life right now.
- Expy: A more childish, less composed Action Girl Frau Bow—her relationship with Kamille even mimics the one that Frau had with Amuro, with way more arguing and less support, albeit with a different ending.
- First Girl Wins: Notable, as Kamille doesn't love her anywhere near as much as he loved Four. But because Four died and Kamille was mind-crushed by Scirocco she ended up taking care of him. (The last shot of the movie implies that it's much more mutual than that.)
- Flawed Prototype: The Methuss can transform from a MA with decent mobility, into a lousy MS. The transformation itself is simple and quick, and the unit itself is less a combat-ready MS than a proof-of-concept for effective movable frame transformation; as if to prove this, it's apparently very easy to repair and maintain (which would facilitate flight data accumulation and recovery). It is underarmed and underpowered, but fixing those results in a decent MS, and its descendants are average to good units.note It's a little unfair that Fa's piloting isn't mentioned more, as she survived the Grypes Conflict in the Methuss.
- Just Friends: She and Kamille will both claim this is what they are.
- Love Martyr: To a degree, following Kamille and putting up with him when nobody else will.
- Panty Shot: She's the only one who normally doesn't wear pants, and in zero-g, that means she gets an upskirt shot whenever the camera feels like it.
Voice Actors: Maya Okamoto (Japanese), Lisa Christie (English)
Main mecha: Rick Dias, Gundam Mk-II, Super GundamA former Titans' pilot, Emma jumped ship to the AEUG after realising what sort of people she was working for. She is close to Kamille and Captain Bekkener, and serves as a substitute mother to Katz Kobayashi, whom she does her best to keep out of trouble.
- Action Girl: One of the most skilled female pilots in the franchise.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivered to Kamille, more often than not. She also memorably slapped Fa twice in the same scene.
- Cool Big Sis: To Kamille and Fa.
- Defector from Decadence: Originally part of the Titans; switched sides after learning how much of a group of evil bastards the Titans were.
- Designated Girl Fight: With Reccoa.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Only develops her Newtype abilities well after her credentials as an ace have been established.
- Heel–Face Turn: Very early on.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Henken towers over her.
- Killed Off for Real: By Yazan Gable, following her battle with Reccoa.
- Lady of War: She remains graceful while fighting.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Becomes the regular pilot of the Gundam Mark II following Kamille's promotion to the Zeta.
- Official Couple: With Captain Bekkener.
- Only Sane Man: Often. Out of all the cast members she's easily the one who grabs the Idiot Ball the least.
- Parental Substitute: To Katz while they are at the front.
- Psychic Powers: Demonstrates the ability to sense powerful Newtypes, even at a distance, and can also sense the deaths caused by a gas attack on a colony.
- State Sec: For about two minutes.
- Vasquez Always Dies: The most competent female pilot in the show (barring the villainous Haman Khan). Often contrasted with the more feminine Fa, she ends up dead while Fa survives.
Voice Actors: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese—debut role), Dave Pettitt (English)The captain of the Argama and then the Radish, Henken Bekkener forms close friendships with Kamille Biden, Emma Sheen, and the rest of the AEUG pilots. Like Emma, he is often a voice of reason among the AEUG leadership.
- Adorkable: Normally Henken's a very calm person, but when he tries putting the moves on Emma Sheen he immediately heads straight into this territory.
- Cannot Spit It Out: His early attempts at hitting on Emma inevitably end up like this.
- Dogged Nice Guy : To Emma.
Voice Actors: Masako Katsuki (Japanese), Meredith Taylor-Parry (English)
Main mecha: Methuss, Palace AthenaA pilot aboard the Argama, Reccoa Londe suffers from a massive inferiority complex, which sabotages her effectiveness on numerous occasions. She's eventually captured by Yazan and defects to Scirocco.
- Action Girl: While she's not a match for the real aces, she's not actually a bad pilot, and even manages to pull Kamille's fat out of the fire while piloting the Methuss (which is not exactly a top-grade mobile suit). After her Face–Heel Turn, she becomes a genuinely dangerous opponent.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Her characterisation boils down to "I want a strong man, I want a strong man. There must be one around here somewhere."
- Brainwashed and Crazy: 'The Call Of Darkness' implies this to be part of the reason for her Face–Heel Turn.
- Cool Big Sis: Gives this vibe at first.
- Does Not Like Men: Spouts this sort of rhetoric after her Face–Heel Turn, while still complaining about her need to find a "strong" man and be fullfilled as a woman. It's pretty pathetic. (And likely, that's the point.)
- Even Evil Has Standards: She was VERY happy to get rid of Bask.
- Evil Counterpart: To Emma Sheen
- Evil Redhead: After joining Scirocco
- Face–Heel Turn: She eventually joins Scirocco.
- Glory Hound: Reccoa's obsessed with looking good and having the respect of those around her.
- Informed Ability: Is supposed to be a superb spy, but gets captured easily at least twice.
- In Harm's Way: "I guess I don't feel alive unless I'm living on the edge."
- Killed Off for Real: If she wasn't dead after Emma defeated her, she certainly was when Yazan destroyed her mobile suit.
- Moral Myopia: Accuses Char of being a Selfish Evil creep who thinks the world revolves around him. She's not wrong, but given her own behavior it's damned funny. And then there's her constantly expecting special treatment from the Argama crew whenever she attacks them, while being totally unwilling to do the same.
- Morality Pet: After switching sides, Reccoa still has a hard time facing Kamille in combat.
- Psychic Powers: Displays Newtype abilities shortly after her defection, saving the Alexandria from Quattro's Mega-Bazooka.
- Rape as Backstory: Implied in the second-to-last episode. It certainly would put quite the spin on her Famous Last Words. Especially since it doesn't explain her total lack of any evident dislike towards men prior to meeting Scirocco.
- Redemption Equals Death: More of a case of Death Equals Redemption as it actually happens after her death. Her spirit, without hesitation, joins Emma, Lyla, Rosamia, Four and all of the other women who saw something special in Kamille's heart. They lend him strength to defeat Scirocco. With her death, Scirocco no longer has a hold on her. So it's reasonable that Reccoa, in spirit, reverted back to her former self.
- Sixth Ranger: To the Titans and Scirocco's crew in particular.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Reccoa's not a bad pilot, but the opinion of her piloting skill is truly inflated.
- Street Urchin: She was one before joining the AEUG.
Voice Actors: Keiichi Nanba, Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Sean Broadhurst (English)
Main mecha: G-DefenserOne of the three war orphans adopted by the White Base in Mobile Suit Gundam, Katz eventually joins the AEUG in the hopes of following in the footsteps of his adopted father, and his hero, Amuro Ray.
- Alliterative Name: It is now. His birth name according to All There in the Manual was Katz Hawin.
- Ascended Extra: Was one of the three orphans on the White Base in Mobile Suit Gundam. Here he's a major supporting character.
- Chekhov's Gun: Amuro's gun!
- Color Motif: His AEUG uniform is green. He wore green on White Base. He's also the VERY 'green' rookie.
- Dating Catwoman: He and Sarah have a mutual attraction, though it's far stronger on his end.
- Happily Adopted: By Frau and Hayato, along with his now-brother and sister Letz and Kikka. He loves them, but unfortunately he thinks going to war is what 15-year-olds do.
- Hero-Worshipper: He used to be like this towards Amuro, but the latter's shellshock turn him into a Broken Pedestal. However, when Amuro decides to sortie out in the Rick Dias, Katz goes right back to idolizing him.
- Hot-Blooded: To ridiculously stupid degrees.
- Killed Off for Real: By Yazan Gable. Noticing a pattern here?
- Love Makes You Dumb: His crush on Sarah seriously impairs his judgement. We get that you like her Katz, and it's not bad in itself... but dude, she works for Scirocco. Stop helping her and move on.
- Psychic Powers: A weak Newtype.
- Skintone Sclerae: Same as when he was a little kid. He's changed so much since, it's one of the few ways of identifying him.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: The kids were bratty in the original show, but not to this level.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Less dark and more tragic pain in the neck, but in MSG Katz was the cautious "big brother" of the Tagalong Kids and actually the least bratty and hotheaded of the three. Things seem to have completely reversed in the interval.
Voice Actors: Hirotaka Suzuokinote (Japanese), Dave Kelly (English)The captain of the White Base during the One Year War, Bright joins up with the AEUG out of disgust with the Titans. Due to his experiences with Amuro in MSG he has a pretty solid idea of what to expect from Kamille.
- The Comically Serious: Whenever he gets too serious about running his crew, something happens to take away his dignity; the kids are especially good for that.
- Cry Cute: When he watches a tape that has a loving message from his wife and children.
- Defector from Decadence
- Happily Married: To Mirai, the pilot of the White Base.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bright is still an uptight bastard most of the time. He's also got the safety of his crew as his top priority.
- Psychic Powers: Has low-level Newtype abilities from serving on White Base.
Commander Blex Forer
Voice Actor: Kouji Ishii (movie), Byron Close (English)
Voice Actors: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese), Toru Okawa (Japanese, movie), Scott Roberts (English)
Main mecha: Rick DiasA former Zeon pilot who finds employ with the AEUG. A man of few words, he acts as the leader of the Rick Diases, and racks up a fair number of kills, despite rarely being onscreen, forming something of a friendship with Kamille in the process.
- Ace Pilot: Apolly was a Zeon ace during the One Year War, and he earns his stripes again in this one, downing an impressive number of Titans' suits despite his rare appearances.
- Ascended Extra: Apolly and Roberto have a larger role in Char's Deleted Affair. In fact, it's revealed that both of them were under Char's command back in the One Year War.
- Audience Surrogate: And often ends up voicing what the fans are thinking as well
- Big Damn Heroes He does this surprisingly often for a minor character, but he gets extra points for doing it once in the brand new Zeta Gundam
- Deadpan Snarker: One of his few personality traits that does shine through. He's constantly snarking, whether about Kamille and Fa, the stupidity of the situation, or even Mineva Zabi's entrance.
- Killed Off for Real: At the hands of Jerid Messa in Episode 45.
- Mauve Shirt: Leads the Rick Dias, making him the heroic equivalent of an Elite Mook.
- Mook Lieutenant: Heroic example, as leader of the Rick Dias.
Shinta & Qum
Shinta and Qum
- Bratty Half-Pint: Two of them! They're as annoying or worse than the trio from MSG.
- Character Development: Minor, They seem a small bit more mature and self-reliant in ZZ compared to Zeta. Hell, one time they were the first ones to find out that Beecha and Mondo planned to kill Judau with bombs and tried to warn him and everyone but no body believe them at first. When the plan failed, they were the first to actively scold them for nearly getting Judau killed.
- Chika Sakamoto: Shinta
- The Load: Are actively in the way much of the time. Whether it's annoying the engineers, running away, or trying to steal the Methuss they are constantly underfoot.
- Small, Annoying Creature: The opinion of everyone who has to put up with them. Only Fa seems immune.
Voice Actors: Kiyonobu Suzuki, Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese), C. Adam Leigh (English)Formerly a Federation pilot of the White Base, he now serves as the field commander and general leader of Karaba on Earth, who lends the AEUG much-needed manpower and firepower in their stints on Earth.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: To Katz, Letz, and Kikka, the trio of orphaned children from White Base. Kamille comments on how this makes him Katz's Absurdly Youthful Father.
- Badass Baritone: Surprisingly enough.
- Betty and Veronica Switch: Hayato's the hardworking, well-meaning, simple, down-to-earth guy who married Frau to help her give three orphans a home and a family. Amuro's rich, famous, handsome, glamorous, dangerous, brooding and problematic. Then Hayato does something very, very stupid. And the show makes it clear her old best friend Amuro's got something to do with it.
- Bright Slap: Even with Stout Strength, it has about as much effect on Katz as the touted original did on Amuro.
- Bystander Syndrome: The Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Day After Tomorrow manga suggests that Hayato originally had this mentality, in spite of being aware of the Federation growing more corrupt and crooked. After a very heated argument with Kai, he eventually wound up becoming the leader of Karaba.
- The Captain: Of the Audhumla. He's the overall leader of Karaba, though, so he's referred to in the English dub as "Director Hayato".
- The Leader: Of the Karaba forces.
- The Lancer: Hayato's Karaba to the AEUG, in terms of operation leadership.
- Marriage of Convenience: Word of God as to why he and Frau got married.
- Older and Wiser: Age has seriously improved Hayato. He's probably the most stable cast member.
- Except for the Katz thing - he probably should have kept him on Earth against his wishes...
- Parental Abandonment: Inverted and played straight. Thinks it's a perfectly normal thing to let his idiotic teenager run off to a war in space. (Over both his wife's explicit protests and the ample opportunity to keep him with Karaba and under his own supervision.)
- Tragic Flaw: Carries over from the previous show. His remnant insecurity and issues with Amuro leads to getting both his son and then himself killed over the course of this show and the next.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Hayato's barely five feet tall and still no looker, but it's what he does with Katz that makes the difference particularly egregious.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The only former White Base crew member not shown at the end of the third movie, probably because the above-mentioned Tragic Mistake is still the same.
Voice Actors: Toru Furuya (Japanese), Matthew Erickson (English)
Main mecha: Rick Dias, Dijeh
People end up repeating the same mistakes.Pilot of the original Gundam during the One Year War, Amuro has gone into semi-retirement in order to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. He eventually returns to action, and forms a brief, but close partnership with Kamille.
- Ace Custom: After returning into action with a red custom Rick Dias (basically the AEUG's Elite Mook mobile suit), he gets the MSK-008 Dijeh (which has both the Zeon-ic aesthetics of their mobile suits while maintaining a Federation/Gundam-ish coloring).
- In at least two side-stories Amuro gets his own custom White Zeta Gundam, officially designated MSZ-006-3.
- Ace Pilot: He's Amuro Ray. Smashing a transport freighter into a mobile suit is just the start of it.
- Achilles in His Tent: This is where Amuro starts; as in — and due to — Mobile Suit Gundam, he's still doing this, and continues to angrily sulk in his room and hesitate for a bit even after he breaks out to join the fight. (Char points out that by doing so, he's helping the Titans.)
- Anti-Hero: Same as he ever was; both not wanting to fight and being quite violent, wanting recognition and isolating himself; etc, etc. Anyone expecting him to be unambiguously heroic is disappointed.
- Anywhere but Their Lips: Frau Bow. Almost immediately subverted by Beltochika, at which point Amuro looks noticeably shocked.
- Betty and Veronica: For this particular redhead, Frau is still his sweet, mature, deeply loving best friend. Newcomer Beltorchika is a sexy, gorgeous Action Girl with... attitude issues. Turns into a Betty and Veronica Switch when you realize how childish Bel is and remember Frau's married. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't appear to choose by the end of the third movie.
- He's also now Veronica for Frau with regards to Hayato. And then there's another switch.
- Big Brother Mentor: During the Hong Kong arc, Amuro sort-of takes Char's place as Kamille's mentor, as Char goes back to space.
- Big Damn Heroes: Hitting the Asshimar with a precision-strike cargo freighter. Double Subverted with Mirai and her children in New Hong Kong — Amuro initially trying this just gets himself captured and them placed in jeopardy on a battlefield, but he ends up saving a drowning Hathaway's life and getting everyone to safety, anyway.
- Broken Pedestal: Katz and to a lesser degree Kamille do not take their idol's shellshock well.
- Chick Magnet: Amuro's all grown up, rich, and famous — and Frau's still in love with him, Beltochika's now superglued to his arm trying to embody the "magnet" part, and Stephanie more-or-less tells Hayato to give him her number. Kamille even asks Four if she's "an Amuro fan", saying he'd be jealous. (Way to go, 0079.)
- Destructive Romance: Good for his combat capabilities. Not good for anything else. Caught in a bad one with Bel.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Word of God says that all of Amuro's pacing in his backyard has less to do with Katz getting on his nerves and more to do with Katz getting in the way. With Frau.
- Enemy Mine: "To me, he'll always be Char Aznable, and no one else." He manages to cooperate with him as "Quattro".
- Expecting Someone Taller: Beltorchika thought he'd look more warlike. Not that she minds.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: In this installment, it's him in Hong Kong vs. a lot of guys working security for the Luio Company.
- Hero of Another Story: Amuro eventually becomes the Field Leader of Karaba, an Earth-based Resistance movement.
- He's Back: First one: avoiding government agents and then ramming a mobile suit with a transport. His true one is when he pilots the Rick Dias and is able to adapt to the seven years advanced technology and hits Hi-Zacks through a thick fog.
- Japanese Pronouns: Interesting case. When we first see him with Frau and the kids, he's apparently still using the same boku from when he was 16. As soon as he goes back to the warpath, though — with the exception of Mirai and her kids, and with Beltochika — it's ore, straight through. Truth in Television, since Amuro's now older and harder, Darker and Edgier, but it really shows how he's changed.
- Out of Focus: A product of the series mostly following AEUG's exploits in Space, and Amuro being the Field Leader of the Earth-based resistance. Amuro still makes it out pretty good however, getting several string of spotlight episodes.
- Psychic Powers: He can pick up what Four is trying to say more clearly than Kamille.
- Retired Badass: Was this initially, than he hijacks a transport freighter...
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's been suffering for years from a combination of PTSD, government-induced paranoia, and his own tendencies to brood and isolate. Feels quite justified at Refusing The Call this time, except he has a very hard time explaining the dangers of war to people like Katz and Kamille.
- Ship Tease: The usual with Frau, to the point of having her with him and Bel at the end of the compilation movies. And there's an episode's worth with Stephanie Luio.
- Stern Teacher: Slightly, towards Kamille and Katz. Though he actually he's easy on Kamille, compared to the others. Except when he sends him back into space at gunpoint. Hey, guess it's not a slap…
- Still Got It: "This isn't a runaway!" (Katz). That, or being able to mentally calculate how to take down a mobile armor with a freighter and the exact moment to bail from that plane, all without breaking a sweat.
- Took a Level in Badass: Who needs a Gundam? Between his cargo plane hijackings or further attempts to make a one-man action movie rescuing Mirai and her family, Amuro is frequently more interesting to watch without an MS.
- Trade Your Passion for Glory: Invoked very loudly by Katz at the beginning, a few years after Rocky III came out in Real Life. Deconstructed in that Amuro's suffering from depression, PTSD, and government surveillance more than he's coasting on his laurels, and while he may have an ostensibly safe and cushy life, he hates both it and the thought of any fighting, past or potential.
Voice Actors: Maria Kawamura (Japanese), Onalea Gilbertson (English)A pretty young pilot who joins the Audhumla as a liaison from the AEUG and takes a rapidly-escalating romantic interest in the famous Amuro.
- Action Girl: She's a competent pilot and gunner and has no qualms about filming a battle raging right above her head.
- Betty and Veronica: Looks and acts like the Veronica to Amuro, but she's actually the far more-easily available, "less complicated" one.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Shows up and appears to be brave and bold, hopeful, helpful, and thoughtful. It might be a Destructive Romance, but then spending the majority of her screentime being obtuse and abrasive, crying, and fighting with everyone around her about a guy she's just met does nothing to prove she's not this trope, either.
- Celeb Crush: Overlapping with Hero Worship. Amuro is a well-known war hero in-universe.
- Character Development: Later in the series, she has changed for the better and acknowledges how childish she used to be. Quite the growth for a Clingy Jealous Girl.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She's clingy yet has no real love rival. She's just jealous of anything else taking Amuro's interest.
- Destructive Romance: She and Amuro reinforce some very mutually unhealthy tendencies. Lampshaded by Kamille as "that man and that woman, licking each other's wounds." (Four: "Sick, huh?" Kamille: "Yeah.")
- Fangirl: Even to the point of Perverted Sniffing. And meeting Amuro does nothing good for her temperament.
- Foil: Frau Bow, especially considering how they're shown in sequential episodes. They're both orphans from the One Year War with intense interest in Amuro, but Frau's wise, modest, motherly, helpful, stays off the battlefield, appeals to Amuro's better side, and despite her deep devotion to him, has other, major things in her life (she's also married, making her technically unavailable). Bel's childish, self-absorbed, sexually aggressive, baffled by Amuro's brooding and violent tendencies, jumps in fights and not only throws herself at Amuro but literally attaches to him for much of her screentime. They're contrasted in every possible way, and it'd be a Madonna–Whore Complex if not for some more skillful characterization.
- Green Eyes: Almost qualifies for Green-Eyed Monster.
- Groin Attack: Whips one out to drop a guy in a hostile situation in Hong Kong.
- Hot Scoop: Plays one in Kilimanjaro. She ends up getting an important live feed, but she's still working for Karaba, not as an actual reporter.
- Lady in Red: Very much this, and then lampshaded with a tight red dress she wears in Hong Kong.
- No Accounting for Taste: Rare genderflipped version, since nobody really understands why Amuro puts up with her. Easier when it's not about love. More understandable when you think about how she was never meant to be portrayed as a Nice Girl.
- Properly Paranoid: Double Subverted. Doesn't like "Lt. Quattro" when she first sees him. "I don't feel any peacetime intelligence in him at all. He doesn't look like the sort of person who can live without war." Repeats her mistrust in another episode, then she warms up to him. Then CCA happens.
- Satellite Love Interest: Almost deconstructed with how quickly her role becomes clinging to Amuro's arm and the strident way she tries to represent what she thinks are his interests.
- The Scrappy: Not only does most of the fandom see No Accounting for Taste, she makes so much fuss in-universe that there's a degree of this there, too.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Appearance wise, she's one for Sayla Mass (as far as personality goes she has next to nothing in common with the calm, coolly competent Sayla).
- Or considering how Amuro originally needed encouragement from a girl to get back on the battlefield the episode before Bel even came along, for Frau Bow. (He's shown with both of them at the end of the third movie.)
Voice Actors: Masaru Ikeda, Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)The leader of the Titans, Admiral Jamitov Hymen has grander ambitions than simply running the Earth Federation's State Sec. He hopes to gain control of the whole Earth Sphere for himself, and is prepared to use any means necessary to get that power.
- Commissar Cap: When in uniform.
- Disc One Final Boss: Killed in Episode 46, allowing Scirocco to take over as the Big Bad.
- Evil Mentor: Late in the series he takes Jerid under his wing.
- Flat Character: For such a key figure in UC history, Jamitov's characterisation, motivations, and personality aren't really explored, leaving him as something of a cipher.
- Greater-Scope Villain Operation Stardust Memory. He only makes a cameo appearance but 90% of the corrupt actions the Federation pulls in that series have his backing.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: We know for most of the series that the Titans aren't just about hunting Zeon, but it takes a little while for Jamitov's true motives to become apparent.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Perhaps the single greatest example of this trope in history. He chooses Bask for his Dragon, Jerid for his disciple, and allows Scirocco to acquire considerable power under him. All three of these men couldn't care less about his plans - Bask just uses Jamitov as a way to kill more Spacenoids, Jerid plans to eventually supplant Jamitov, and Scirocco plans to supplant Jamitov without the 'eventually'. For the icing on the cake, he repeatedly attempts to court favor with Haman Karn, though she tries to kill him in every single meeting they have.
- Insane Admiral: Literally. He suffers from obvious megalomania and is an Earth Federation admiral.
- Kick the Dog: When he has AEUG leader Blex assassinated.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He's the leader of Titans, and the Big Bad for most of the show, yet he never participates in any combat operations in any sort of role.
- Smug Snake: Jamitov's smart and a survivor, but he also thought a blood pact would be enough to control Scirocco of all people.
- Soldiers at the Rear: Never takes part in combat operations, even in a command role.
- Unfortunate Name: Nothing better than a last name spelled exactly like a woman's symbol of virginity.
- War for Fun and Profit: Uses the war against the AEUG to secure his own power.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: According to side material, a link, and several scenes throughout the series, Jamitov actually hates Earthlings and is trying to get them into space. He hired a mad dog like Bask to brutalize colonists and stir up rebellion, triggering the collapse of the Earth Federation and a mass exodus to the colonies with him in charge.
Voice Actors: Daisuke Gori (Japanese), Noah Umholtz (English)Jamitov's Number Two, Captain Bask Om serves as the Titans' field leader. A hulking brute with a pathological hatred of all colonials, Bask is responsible for the worst of the atrocities associated with the Titans' name.
- Ambiguously Brown: How darkskinned Bask is seems to vary from scene to scene.
- Bad Boss: Do not question this man's orders, however insane they might seem.
- Bald of Evil: He's one of the nastiest characters in the franchise and he's completely bald (although he usually disguises it with his Commissar Cap.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: More justified in this case than most—he hasn't joined the side that tortured him, after all.
- The Captain: A senior naval captain and one of the few Titans' officers to hold actual command rank.
- Colonel Kilgore: He definitely has elements of this.
- Commissar Cap: Wears one sometimes.
- Corporal Punishment: Administers it to anyone who displeases him, most notably Bright.
- Deadly Gas: Orders two massive colony gassings.
- Dragon Their Feet: Was nowhere to be seen when Scirocco blew Jamitov away. He's killed shortly afterwards. Interestingly, the movie trilogy corrects this oversight: Bask is given a scene alongside Scirocco's speech, guessing right away that he killed Jamitov, only to be let himself be baited by Yazan into focusing on the AEUG instead. Pointedly, it's Yazan and not Reccoa who bumps him off later.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't share Jamitov's politics or ambitions and just wants to kill a lot of colonists.
- Electronic Eyes: Maybe. See Eye Scream and Goggles Do Nothing below.
- Evil Cripple: If the theories about his being blind are true. See Eye Scream below for further details.
- Eye Scream: According to some sources, those goggles are actually artificial eyes. He left his real ones behind in the Zeon POW camp where he spent most of the One Year War.
- He still has eyes. In an early episode he briefly takes off his goggles while talking to Jamaican. Whether they function any is the big question.
- First-Name Basis: Everyone calls him Bask or Captain Bask, including his subordinates.
- Flat Character: Recieves very little character development in the actual show despite being a major antagonist. On the plus side, it makes his evil really stand out. Sidematerials have attempted to remedy this.
- Freudian Excuse: He spent most of the One Year War in a POW camp, being tortured by Zeon. Given that this information is only available in side materials it's played as an explanation, not a genuine excuse.
- General Ripper: Obsessed with the colonists and the AEUG in particular, to the point where he ignores Scirocco's murder of Jamitov in order to focus on the Argama.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Possibly. No one's sure if Bask's eyes are functional, or if he needs the goggles to see. Either way they do a great job of invoking Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- Insane Admiral: Bask's brutality is so extreme that madness may well be the best explanation for it. Sidematerials indicate he also has a truly horrible case of PTSD.
- Large and in Charge: He's the second in command of the Titans (and takes the field more often than his superior officer Jamitov) and towers over most of the cast.
- Manipulative Bastard: He has his moments in the show, even if just to screw over Spacenoids. After all, he helped set the stage for the Titans' rise to power via letting Operation Stardust succeed.
- Non-Action Guy: He'll slap his subordinates around, and he isn't afraid to lead from the front, but Bask is not a combatant.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Bask stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and has a peculiarly elongated face that looks like it belongs on a far fatter man (Bask is big, but hardly overweight). And that's without mentioning the goggles that he almost never takes off, or his darker skintone.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His goggles fulfill this purpose.
- Revenge: Side materials hint that the reason why he hates colonials so much is the fact that he was made into a POW and horrendously tortured by Zeon in the One Year War.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: If the sidestories are to be believed Bask never really left that Zeon POW camp.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: His solution to most problems? Punch them in the face. No, really!
- Would Hit a Girl: In addition to hitting Reccoa in the face (see When All You Have Is a Hammer... above), Bask has no problem with strapping a woman (Kamille's mother) inside of a capsule, ejecting said capsule into space, and then sending Jerid out to shoot it down under the excuse that it's a bomb.
Voice Actors: Bin Shimada (Japanese), Jonathan Love (English)
Main mecha: Messala, The O
I'm merely a witness to history.An Earth Federation technical officer and fleet commander, Scirocco hails from Jupiter, where he and his fleet were sent to collect helium gas. He is eventually recruited by Admiral Jamtiov when the latter decides he needs reinforcements; unbeknownst to Jamitov, Scirocco has his own ambitions for the Earth Sphere, and is a very powerful Newtype to boot.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Like Kamille, Scirocco is far more interested in machines than people, and has rather poor interpersonal skills (though he compensates with his Psychic Powers).
- Armour Is Useless: Averted by his final mobile suit, The O, which is the only suit in-show to withstand multiple beam rifle bursts with no damage due to its incredibly thick plating.
- Astral Projection: He has a Newtype battle against Haman where the two of them throw projections of themselves at one another.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a technician and mobile suit designer, but also an Ace Pilot to rival Amuro and Char.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: See Lack of Empathy below. He's pretty much the only Newtype in the Universal Century capable of using his powers to brainwash people.
- Beware the Superman: The single most sinister Newtype in the UC verse, Scirocco's a shining example of why normal humans were so afraid of them.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Alongside Haman Khan, after he deposes of Jamitov and takes control of the Titans.
- Bigger Is Better: His ship, the Jupitris, is the largest in the Titans' fleet, and the suits he designs are all decidedly oversized as well. This is justified, as the Jupitris is actually a transport vessel analogous to the supertankers of today and his mobile suits are all oversized to mount the numerous thrusters and verniers they need to operate in Jupiter's gravity well.
- Biseinen: Scirocco is a 26-year-old, with a handsome face, a feminine, thin frame and legions of female followers.
- Blood Oath: He gives one to Jamitov when pledging his allegiance to the Titans. It doesn't stop him from perforating Jamitov the moment he gets the chance.
- The Casanova: A very dark take, using his good looks and charming facade to manipulate multiple women into doing his bidding. He's a gender-flipped Femme Fatale at points.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Scirocco pretty much betrays everyone in order to achieve his goals. If you work for him, hire him, or care about him, watch out - he's just using you.
- Curtains Match the Window: Sometimes his hair and eyes are purple. Sometimes they are grey. They always match.
- Custom Uniform: His white Titans uniform appears to be the only one of its kind.
- Cyber Cyclops: Most of the suits he designs, including The O. He's got a very Zeonic preference for monoeyes.
- Dark Messiah: Sarah views him as the savior of humanity and Scircco encourages this view.
- Death by Irony: He's always telling people not to make the mistake of underestimating his Newtype powers, but makes the same mistake himself when he faces off against Kamille at the end of the series.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Jamitov.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Scirocco follows Jamitov but makes it clear he's got his own ulterior motives. Although he spends most of the series patiently following his boss, he does eventually decide to make his move, killing Jamitov and preparing his own plans to Take Over the World.
- Dual Wielding: The O quadwields with its four arms.
- Dying Curse: His last words bring about Kamille's comatose state at the end of the TV series.
- Enemy Mine: He and Haman team up at the end to go after Char. They make for a lethal duo.
- Enigmatic Minion: Starts out this way and works his way up.
- Ephebophile: Hinted at with his thorough seduction of the fifteen-year-old Sarah Zabiarov, though he never shows any genuine sexual interest in her.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does seem to have cared about Sarah, to the extent that a man like him ever cared about anything other than himself, as evidenced by his attack on Katz after her death.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He prefers to distance himself from the bloodthirsty actions of his superiors Jamitov and Bask, and at one point even sends Sarah out to the AEUG to ruin one of their schemes. Granted, it was for self-serving purposes...
- Evil Is Bigger: His mobile suits tend towards the large, with The O standing head and shoulders above every AEUG machine in production, and being at least twice as wide.
- Evil Mentor: To Sarah Zabiarov, Reccoa Londe, Jerid Messa, and even Yazan Gable, of all people.
- Expy: Is heavily based off of Amandara Kamandara aka Emperor Oldna Poseidal, the Big Bad of the pervious Tomino-directed series, Heavy Metal L-Gaim. He himself has several expies in the form of Tassilo Vargo and Ribbons Almark, and a Captain Ersatz in Kurow Kirishima.
- Faux Affably Evil: Scirocco tries to come off as polite and reasonable, but as he himself admits, he's just not very good at it.
- Foil: Given that they're both Newtype Ace Pilot mobile suit designers with Ambiguous Disorders, one can see Scirocco as an older, more jaded, cynical Kamille, with his intelligence amplified into true genius, but his empathy almost completely gone. They're also representative of differing attitudes towards Newtypism, with Kamille being held up by other characters as an example of Newtypism at it's best, while Scirocco is the posterboy for Beware the Superman.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was just a minor official from Jupiter, but managed to manipulate his way into becoming the supreme leader of the Titans.
- Glorious Leader: Appears to be aiming for this role.
- The Heavy: Paptimus manipulates the rest of the characters in the series in the name of his vaguely established goals. He takes this a step further by offing Jamitov to become the Big Bad.
- Heavy Worlder: Scirocco is from Jupiter, and his final mobile suit, The O, is meant to operate in his homeworld's gravity. As such, when flown in outer space or Earth's orbit it transforms from a heavily-armored Mighty Glacier to a Lightning Bruiser and becomes even more dangerous. All his other suits qualify as well to greater or lesser degrees.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Decades after the original series ended, Scirocco's exact goals are still shrouded in mystery.
- Immune to Bullets: Not quite but very close: The O's thick armor allows it to tank beam fire from the Qubeley's funnels outright, something that no other suit is able to do.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's stabbed through by the blade of a Gundam, through his machine, into his own physical body.
- Klingon Promotion: Played with. Scirocco has to knock off two Klingons to consolidate his power.
- Knight Templar: Scirocco believes that humanity requires an absolute dictator to keep that masses's uncontrolled emotions from ruining the elites.
- Lack of Empathy: Perhaps best demonstrated by the nature of his Psychic Powers. The defining trait of a Newtype is their ability to perform empathic connections with others, understanding them without misconceptions and drawing on their strength through bonds of friendship. Scirocco simply uses it to better manipulate people, and shows no sign of seeing those he connects with as anything more than useful tools.
- Large and in Charge: The O is considerably larger than any regular issue suit of its era, or any Gundam that doesn't have "Psyco" attached to its name.
- Last Name Basis: Almost every character in this series is addressed by their first name. Even subordinates address their superiors as such: that's how we get Lieutenant Jerid and Captain Bright. Scirocco is the one exception, with everyone but Sarah, addressing him by his last name.
- Light is Not Good: Scirocco wears a custom white Titans uniform, but is a ruthless manipulator.
- Lightning Bruiser: His last mobile suit, the extremely dangerous PMX-003 The O. Justified in that his mobile suits were designed to operate in a Jovian (Jupiter's) gravity well, which is much stronger than the Earth's.
- Man in White: Scirocco's white uniform, which seems to be unique among the Titans.
- Manipulative Bastard: Scirocco toys with the emotions of his subordinates and enemies alike in order to provoke the response he wants.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Scirocco's talent for manipulating women might be the result of his pretty boy looks and ability to smooth talk, or he might be using his Newtype powers to screw with their heads. Which it is isn't made entirely clear.
- Meaningful Name: 'Scirocco' is a powerful Mediterranean wind
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The O, which he adopts during the last few episodes.
- Mighty Glacier: The O is designed to be one of these in a Jovian gravity well. Turned loose on Earth it becomes a Lightning Bruiser.
- Mind Rape: Does this to Kamille as a retributory strike just before he dies
- Mr. Fanservice: Scirocco's bishie looks and magnificent bastardry make him rather popular with the female fanbase.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The O has four arms, each of which carries a beam sabre.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: His psychic powers allow him to be able to sense other New Types.
- Narcissist: Scirocco isn't totally callous when it comes to his pawns, but he's close enough, and has difficulty seeing them as anything more than possessions or extensions of his will. Even his Utopia Justifies the Means rhetoric has a certain "only I can save the world" edge to it, and his grandiose nature and inability to empathise with those who are not exactly like himself, makes him a strong candidate for being a pathological narcissist.
- Not So Stoic: The only times we really see his frigid exterior crack is when Sarah dies and he forgets all about the psychic battle he was waging just moments before in favor of going after her killer and when The controls for The O lock up and the Zeta Gundam is about to impale him. But that one's a little more understandable.
- Playing Both Sides: Plays the Titans, the Axis, and the AEUG against one another as he climbs to power. Only Haman Khan really catches on.
- Psychic Powers: One of the most powerful Newtypes to ever appear in-series, to the point where he's able to Mind Rape the equally powerful Kamille as he's dying and is more or less broadcasting his presence to everyone in his general vicinity.
- Renaissance Man: Starship captain, battlefield strategist, psychological mastermind, a smooth-talker, mobile suit designer, and Federation ace. He's a busy man.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He and Yazan Gable form a very twisted variant. Scirocco's a cultured psychological predator, with Psychic Powers, grand ambitions, and superb manipulative skills. Yazan's an actual predator with a nearly feral nature, no powers and a direct way of handling problems. They get along very well.
- Social Darwinist: He views humanity as being separated into masses and elites. Scircco finds the masses to be disgusting as their unchecked emotions hold elites like himself back.
- Sore Loser: Scircco destroys Kamille's mind as revenge for killing him.
- Space Fighter: The Messala's altmode.
- The Starscream: Although he bides his time, acting as a mysterious but loyal henchman, he eventually murders Jamitov and Bask so he can take over the Titans, firmly standing as one half of the newly-formed Big Bad Duumvirate for the remainder of the show.
- The Stoic: He seldom shows any emotions.
- Straw Hypocrite: Scirocco talks a lot about empowering women, but given that he's essentially a glorified pick-up artist using his mind rape powers to have his way with them, it's fair to say that his beliefs are questionable at best.
- Super Prototype: The PMX series, the set of unique and extraordinarily powerful mobile suits that he designed and built aboard the Jupitris. Of these, the PMX-003 The O is perhaps the one most iconically associated with him.
- Take Over the World: Scirocco talks like a Visionary Villain, but since his actual objectives are never made clear (and let's face it, he's far from the most trustworthy person in the Universal Century) his motivations are pretty up in the air. The one thing that is clear is that he wants to rule the world.
- Taking You with Me: A variation. As he's dying he lashes out with his Psychic Powers and manages to Mind Rape Kamille into a coma.
- Transforming Mecha: His first mobile suit, the PMX-000 Messala, which transforms into a mobile armor.
- Übermensch: The first example in the franchise, who plans to ram his sense of morality (whatever that may be) down everyone's throats.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Yazan Gable get along quite well, to everyone's surprise and confusion. Also, while he does view most people as pawns to use as he sees fit, he goes completely berserk when Sarah Zabiarov dies, hinting that at least some of his leading her on might have meant something, especially as he doesn't do this for any other minion that dies.
- Visionary Villain: Possibly. In case you hadn't noticed by now, Scirocco lies. A lot.
- War for Fun and Profit: Scirocco didn't start the war with the AEUG, but he's more than willing to manipulate it for his own ends, with the ultimate goal of World Domination. Whether that domination's for the better or the worse is the big question.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Maybe. Scirocco might be out to cut out the Earth Federation's corruption. Than again, he might just want to rule the world.
- Worthy Opponent: Views Haman Khan, the one woman he can't manipulate, in this light.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: Seems to be playing this throughout the series.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's either purple or grey depending on the lighting.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pulls this on Jamitov and Bask towards the end
Voice Actors: Keaton Yamada (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English)Jerid and Yazan's superior officer, Jamaican is a sycophantic Titans' commander who hangs onto every word Bask and Jamitov say. He and his men chase the Argama throughout the first half of the show.
- Asshole Victim: Admit it—when Yazan killed him, you either didn't care at all or cheered.
- Bad Boss: Drives Jerid and Mouar to (temporarily) ally with Scirocco.
- Dirty Coward: He was happy to hide behind Yazan and let him soak up enemy fire. In the end, this really didn't work out for him.
- Killed Off for Real: Yazan lures Emma to kill Jamaican for interfering with his bloodlust.
- Lack of Empathy: Jamaican isn't a psychopath like Yazan or Bask but he cares about nothing other than his own career.
- Porn Stache: Jamaican wears his moustache Adolf Hitler style.
- The Rival: Views Scirocco as as his rival within the Titans. Scirocco feels differently.
Voice Actors: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Ethan Cole (English)
Main mecha: Hizack, Galbady Beta, Marasai, Gabthley, Byarlant, Baund Doc (pink)
I'll make that pompous fool kneel before me someday.Kamille's rival, Jerid possesses the personality of a school bully, and the attitude to match. He seeks to one day run the Titans himself, and to that end, aims to destroy Kamille and the stolen Gundams as a means of improving his reputation.
- Ace Pilot: Reaches this status around the same time Kamille does.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Jerid's a total bastard, but the sheer pointlessness of his death is still rather sad.
- Anti-Villain: Jerid is a jackass who doesn't care about civilian casualties and will do anything to win a fight. And when you're on a team with Yazan Gable, Paptimus Scirocco, and Bask Om that leaves you looking pretty good, as does his genuine concern for his subordinates and his love for Mouar.
- Archenemy: He and Kamille reach this status by the midpoint of the show. There's nothing Jerid won't do if it means getting rid of Kamille, and Kamille for his part, hates Jerid more than anyone save Scirocco, but pays less attention to him as the war goes on.
- Badass Normal: For most the show, Jerid demonstrates no Newtype powers. He's still one of the few people who can give Kamille a run for his money.
- The Bully: Has the personality of a classic high school bully.
- Can't Catch Up: He can never quite reach Kamille's level of skill, though that doesn't stop him from being extremely dangerous, especially when in Unstoppable Rage mode.
- Cartwright Curse: Falls for Lila and Mouar, both get killed off.
- Char Clone: In a story where Quattro Bajeena/the original Char Aznable exists, it is almost impossible to notice... but his rivalry with Kamille, his experience of learning about battle and being a person from women recalls a lot of the tensions Amuro and Char had during the One Year War.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: As explained above, Jerid's role in the story is very much like Char's from the previous series. Where they contrast is their personality. While Char is determined to beat Amuro in combat, he never allows his rivalry to distract him from his other ambitions plotting revenge against the Zabi Family. He is something of a Chessmaster who uses battles, even losing ones, to further his agenda. Jerid meanwhile is a hothead wh's rivalry with Kamille turns into a full-blown obsession.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Towards Jamitov, acting as his bodyguard and enforcer while planning to take control of the Titans at the first opportunity. After Scirocco's coup, Jerid acts as one of his best pilots, though his focus on killing Kamille and the fact that Scirocco doesn't really have an inner circle may cost him his dragon status.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Jamitov, and one could argue, Scirocco. All Jerid cares about is leading the Titans one day, and he'll kiss up to whoever he has to in order to get there.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Kamille kills Jerid early in the final battle with a few lucky shots. The sheer pointlessness of it sends Kamille into a Heroic B.S.O.D..
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Finally gains a Gundam equivalent, in the form of the Baund Doc, just in time for his final throwdown with Kamille.
- Empowered Badass Normal: In the last few episodes, Jerid begins to unlock his Newtype potential. The Irony.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He isn't a fan of gassing colonies but then again he just follows orders on it and doesn't protest.
- Flawed Prototype: Only a single Byarlant was ever produced, since the machine, while fast and highly manouverable, lacks the ability to utilise most handheld weapons, leaving it dependant upon built-in beam sabres and guns.
- Foil: To Kamille, whose progress he mirrors throughout the show. They're both young, arrogant, ace pilots with a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. Jerid's Jerk Jock persona makes for a marked contrast with Kamille's Insufferable Genius, while his desire for promotions and personal glory, and weak Newtype status, set him apart from the genuinely committed, frighteningly powerful Kamille.
- Fragile Speedster: The Gabthley and especially the Byarlant are this when compared to the Gundam Mark II and Zeta Gundam. The Byarlant in particular is fast and very agile, but lacks armor when compared to its rivals.
- Glory Seeker: He seeks to one day lead the Titans and joined up for the fame. Dodges being a full-on Glory Hound due to his concern for the troops under his command, and willingness to accept blame when he feels he hasn't lived up to his standards.
- Handicapped Badass: Jerid spends a couple of episodes on crutches. He still tracks Kamille and Four across the mountains to deal with them.
- Hot-Blooded: Hot headed and quick to rush into combat with no real plans.
- Hypocrite: His rivalry with Kamille, which eventually grows more one-sided on Jerid's end, is full of hypocrisy. Jerid accidentally kills Kamille's mother and not only does he not feel guilt about it but when he later encounters Kamille, he's out right flippant about it. Kamille kills Jerid's love-interest, Lila, in self-defense? Well that's the most heinous action imaginable and Jerid become hellbent on killing Kamille for the remainder of the series.
- Hypocrisy Nod: He hasn't actually forgotten his own actions, often using it as a means to tell off Kamille for being just as hypocritical at times.
- It's Personal: With Kamille. At first he's motivated out of embarrassment of being being in combat by a child but then later his love interest Lila becomes a causality and he now he's out for vengeance.
- Jerk Ass: A jerk to almost everyone who crosses his path. Though when you're a member of the Titans and that's the worst thing that can be said of you, you're diving right into Anti-Villain territory.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Jerid is the only character to consistently call Kamille out on his Moral Myopia. For his own part, Jerid's fully aware that he himself is no better; he's just stopped caring.
- Jerk Jock: Jerid definitely gives off this vibe. It's easy enough to see him as the quarterback in an eighties teen movie.
- Just Following Orders: The worst of his crimes are committed while doing this.
- Killed Off for Real: Kicked into an exploding battleship, while screaming in frustration at his inability to match Kamille.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Surprisingly yes. Jerid starts out as a Hot-Blooded idiot, but by the series' midpoint his ability to tell when a battle has been lost is what makes him officer material.
- Lightning Bruiser: The NRX-055 Baund Doc is a huge transformable mobile armor/mobile suit with thick armor plating, a powerful armament, and enough thrusters to let it keep up with the Zeta in terms of both agility and speed.
- Love at First Punch: He had a crush on Dark Action Girl Lyla, who beat him up at least twice during practice.
- Mecha-Mooks: Initially pilots a Hizack, the standard mook suit.
- Might Makes Right: Claims that the Titans possessing power gives them the right to do as they please.
- Mook Promotion: Begins the show as a non-entity, before evolving into Kamille's archrival.
- Necessarily Evil: How he views the worst of the Titans' actions.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Jerid consistently comes out on the worse end of his fights with Kamille, making him appear to be a relatively poor pilot. The thing to remember, though, is that Kamille is a supremely powerful Newtype in a Super Prototype suit and Jerid is not. Whenever he fights somebody other than Kamille, he tends to acquit himself just fine.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Or pilot a pink Baund Doc anyway. A custom color scheme for his Baund Doc exists, but wasn't animated for some reason, leading him to use Rosamia's colors instead.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He and Mouar are a romantic variation. He's the red to her blue.
- The Rival: To Kamille, though as the series goes on, it becomes one sided on Jerid's part.
- The Social Darwinist: Has some shades of this, considering his Survival Mantra (mentioned below) and his declaration that 'the Titans have the power; that gives them the right'.
- Super Prototype: Becomes a test pilot for numerous new models, including the Gabthley, Byarlant, and Baund Doc, all of them far better than your average mook suit, and none of which ever entered mass production.
- Survival Mantra: "If you're weak, you won't survive." Recites this as he competes with his comrades to board a shuttle fleeing Jaburo, which was rigged to go up in a mushroom cloud.
- Took a Level in Badass: Jerid evolves from a worthless Villain of the Week to an Ace Pilot in a Super Prototype mobile suit, whose threat level is near that of Big Bads Haman and Scirocco. Even Haman herself was shocked durring his Unstoppable Rage at her after she attempted to assassinate Jamitov: he would have killed her had the AEUG not interfered. He's also responsible for killing Apolly near the end.
- Transforming Mecha: The Gabthley and the Baund Doc both transform between mobile armor and mobile suit.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Mouar. Somewhat one-sided because Mouar isn't really villainous, just an antagonist.
- Unstoppable Rage: You do not want to fight Jerid after killing one of his allies. You really don't.
- Villainous Underdog: Jerid is outgunned, outclassed, and overpowered by Kamille. That never stops him from giving near as good as he gets.
- Villainous Valor: Given that his entire shtick boils down to "Fight the telepathic and telekenetic hero and his Super Prototype with my own skills and a mook suit" this trope is definitely in play.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's not the Titans' top pilot, but he tends to give a remarkably good accounting of himself despite weak/nonexistent Newtype powers and a long line of inferior suits.
- You Killed My Father: Mother actually. His and Kamille's long and bloody feud begins with Jerid's accidental murder of Kamille's mother, Hilda Bidan.
Voice Actors: Hochu Otsuka (Japanese), Corby Proctor (English), Ryan Ballantine (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam)
Main mecha: Gaplant, HambrabiA Titans officer with a love of bloodshed, Yazan is the most capable Oldtype pilot introduced in the show. Raised by a mother who disdained all trappings of culture, Yazan is an almost feral predator, who lives only to prove his superiority.
- Ace Pilot: One of the Titans' best MS pilots, with the highest killcount of the war. Tactically, he's a classic bushwhacker, using the terrain, and superior tactics to outmanouvere Newtypes and Super Prototypes.
- Anime Hair: Part-bouffant, part-Mohawk, part-mullet, part balding... it's quite the look, isn't it?
- Axe-Crazy: Downplayed. Yazan is dangerously insane, but his evil, rather than his madness, recieves the most emphasis, and his general characterization is that of a brutal uncaring thug rather than a cackling madman.
- Badass Normal: Yazan is neither a Newtype nor the pilot of a Super Prototype. He still kills more AEUG members than any other Titan, at a point in the show when those without special abilities or suits were generally being relegated to the backburner. Kamille lampshades this during their first battle, noting "He's got lots of experience, but I don't feel any psychic pressure. He's just strong." Not only does he survive into the events of ZZ, albeit humiliated. But eventually re-emerges in MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden as an even more dangerous ace.
- Blood Knight: Yazan's always spoiling for a fight; he enjoys both the adrenaline rush of combat and the chance to kill AEUG members.
- Book Dumb: An uneducated brute, but far from stupid. Most of his victories in fact, come from outsmarting the opposing pilots.
- The Brute: Yazan is the Titans' and then Scirocco's attack dog. He's invaluable due to his cunning, viciousness, and skill as a pilot, but is never promoted past Lieutenant because he's simply not the kind of guy you give any real authority to.
- Combat Pragmatist: Yazan's an ambush predator by nature. He utilises the terrain, decoys, team attacks, and anything else that will give him an advantage. The man may be a Blood Knight, but there's no Honour Before Reason.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted - he refused to partake in a gassing operation but this is because he prefers to kill one-on-one.
- Evil Is Not Pacifist: Yazan is a serious war-junkie, joining the Titans so he would have an excuse to act on his violent impulses. Without war he'd be in serious trouble.
- Expy: According to character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, he is this to Feyd-Rautha (as played by the musician Sting) from Dune. He has his own Fountain of Expies in Rakan Dahkaran, Ash Grey, Ali Al-Saachez, Decil Galette, and Luciano Bradley, and has a Distaff Counterpart in Rezun Schneider.
- Extra Eyes: The RX-139 Hambrabi features five Zeonic monoeyes, allowing it to see in all directions.
- Flawed Prototype: The Gaplant was rushed into production and has a blind spot. This does not stop Yazan from being very dangerous with it.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Yazan has no respect for females who think they can fight.
- Hero Killer: Kills Katz, Henken, the entire crew of the Radish, Reccoa and Emma (all in the space of one episode, plus Bask in the movie trilogy), arranges for the death of Jamaican and one of the Argama's Bridge Bunnies, and damn near kills Kamille himself on several separate occasions, to the point where the young man is actually terrified of him.
- Karma Houdini: Although he does get his ass kicked by Kamille near the end of Zeta, he still manages to escape with his life and remains at large, as proven near the beginning of ZZ.
- It doesn't end there. He's somehow still serving as a pilot for the Federation in the 0090s (according to the manga MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden). Further supplementary materials reveal that he lived out a long and peaceful life, eventually retiring from the service and finding his way back to the Shangri-La colony, where he was hired by a now grown up Leina as a night watchman at the Ashta family's scrapyard.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills Jamaican and in the Compilation Movies, He convinces Bask to keep focusing on the AEUG instead of Scirocco (for killing Jamitov), and then later attacks and destroys his ship.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Gets Emma Sheen to fire at him, than dodges so that the blast will hit Jamaican, whom he hated.
- Momma's Boy: His mother, with her disdain for education and intellectualism, definitely left her mark on her thuggish son, who has nothing positive to say about his father (or his mother for that matter).
- Politically Incorrect Villain: His misogyny is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Psycho for Hire: The first one to appear in the franchise, and the prototype for all the ones that follow. If you're a fan of Rakan Dahkaran, Ali Al-Saachez or Decil Galette, thank this guy.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Scirocco's Sensitive Guy.
- Shoulder Cannon: The Hambrabi has two.
- Slasher Smile: Just look at that grin!
- Sociopathic Soldier: Type II. He joined the army so that he would have the chance to kill people without going to prison.
- Terrible Trio: He forms one with wingmates Dunkel Cooper and Ramsus Hasa.
- Transforming Mecha: Pilots a Gaplant and then the Hambrabi.
- Unfriendly Fire: Is nearly shot down by the Alexandria's guns when Jamaican opens fire on Kamille during a battle between the two of them. He later arranges for Jamaican to die in a very similar fashion.
- Villainous Friendship: Played with. Yazan is clearly incapable of empathy. Yet it's just as obvious that he at least enjoys the company of both Scirocco and like minded psychopaths Dunkel Cooper and Ramsus Hasa.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: Whenver he's out of uniform.
- Would Hit a Girl: In Yazan's own words, the AEUG are made up of "women and children". He still thoroughly enjoys killing their members.
- Would Hurt a Child: As his quote above shows, he believes his enemy's line has children as well as women and he loves getting to hurt the children that make up their ranks whenever he gets the chance.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Subverted. Yazan's refusal to participate in the colony gassing makes him look like an example of this, only for him to then reveal that his issue is actually the use of the gas—he doesn't find it fun unless you kill them yourself. He subsequently shows no compunctions about participating in the Grenada Colony Drop which would have killed thousands, if not millions of noncombatants. Standards he does not have.
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese, TV), Marika Hayashi (Japanese, Movie), Jennifer Holder (English)
Main mecha: GabthleyA Titans officer who rescues Jerid during his time on Earth, Mouar becomes Jerid's closest friend and constant companion upon his return to space, eventually revealing that she has a crush on him.
- Battle Couple: With Jerid. The two of them make a surprisingly effective combo, frequently tagteaming opponents in their Gabthley's.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Is as displeased as Jerid is by the Titans' use of WMDs, though as in his case, she simply follows orders rather than objecting.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Like Lyla, she becomes one to Jerid.
- Only Sane Woman: In addition to being calm, reasonable, and far more moral than her teammates, she's the only woman in Zeta (other than Haman) to resist Scirocco. Being voiced by the same person probably helps.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Jerid's red.
- Taking the Bullet: Intercepts a blast from the Zeta to save Jerid.
- Transforming Mecha: Her last suit, the Gabthley.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Jerid.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
Voice Actors: Saeko Shimazu (Japanese, TV), Yukana (Japanese, Movies), Carol-Anne Day(English)
Main mecha: Psyco Gundam
Were you sent here to make my life a misery?One of the Cyber-Newtypes produced in the Titans' labs, Four Murasame is the original pilot of the Psyco Gundam. A war orphan who's bereft of her memories by the Titans' experiments, Four is willing to do anything to get them back. She and Kamille share a brief romance when they meet off-duty.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As an Cyber Newtype.
- Cute and Psycho: Though she's not exactly to blame; it's a side-effect of having her psyche torn down and then rebuilt from the ground up with drugs and psycho-indoctrination on repeated occasions.
- Evil Is Bigger: The MRX-009 Psyco Gundam. Or is it "Psycho?"
- Everyone Calls Her Four: Her original name is never revealed in the series.
- Four is Death: Indeed...
- Heel–Face Door-Slam: She starts turning around and is promptly killed by Jerid.
- Ill Girl: As a side effect of the experiments and treatments she's been subjected to, Four sometimes suffers extremely serious migraines. When that happens, the poor girl ends up almost unvariably on the ground/floor, either whimpering or screaming in utter pain, and needs medicines to get rid of it.
- It's All About Me: She's perfectly willing to commit mass murder in the Psyco Gundam, burn down Hong Kong, and attempt to kill Kamille - the first person to treat her like a human being - as long as it gets her memories back for her. A lot of that can probably be attributed to psychological problems from being transformed into a Cyber-Newtype and using her powers, as she acts more reasonably in other circumstances.
- It's All Junk: Once she discovers Kamille's true identity.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She's apparently a war orphan picked up by the Titans and trained as a Tykebomb. Confirmed in a novel. The treatment removed her prior memories, and one of her goals is to get them back.
- Love at First Sight: With Kamille.
- Mysterious Past: She isn't too happy about having one, and one of the biggest holds the Murasame Institute has over her is their promise to give her memories back. Though she might not have a past at all.
- In one of the MSV collections it's implied that she might actually be Miharu/Michelle Ratockie's little sister Milly from the original series. The novel Four's Story says otherwise, and states that Four was an American girl orphaned in the Colony Drop at the end of 0083. (In fact, Michelle and Milly's brother Gil makes an apparition there, and it seems that the real Milly was recruited as a test subject for the Artificial Newtype project like Four, but died in the process.)
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Psyco Gundam. Four herself could count if you're familiar with Japanese beliefs about certain numbers.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Frequently employs it.
- Psychic Powers: Courtesy of being a Cyber Newtype.
- State Sec: The Newtype lab is allied with the Titans.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kamille.
- Super Soldier: She's an experiment in "remodelling" a human's brain to artificially induce Newtype abilities.
- Teens Are Monsters: Her entire persona is that of a particularly broken and psychotic teenager in the midst of a rebellion.
- Took a Level in Badass: Between appearances.
- Tykebomb: An artificially created or "Cyber" Newtype, which has left her mentally unstable and in possession of Psychic Powers.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Gundam
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's implied that psychotic instability is an inherent fault in the Cyber Newtype program. The stronger they are made to be, the more insane they end up.
- You Are Number Four
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
Voice Actors: Kayoko Fujii (Japanese, TV), Yuu Asakawa (English), Movies), Jennifer Bain (English)
Main mecha: Gaplant, Baund Doc (pink), Psyco Gundam Mk-IIThe first, and arguably craziest, Cyber-Newtype introduced in Zeta, Rosamia is a psychological mess. Encountering Kamille during her time off, she latches onto him as a substitute for her deceased brother.
"Big brother, I found you."
- Anime Accent Absence: She's a survivor of the Colony Drop that wiped out Sydney, but has no trace of an Australian accent.
- The Baroness: She comes off this way at first, but is actually an Axe-Crazy Cute and Psycho Tykebomb.
- Big Brother Worship: An Invoked Trope, Rosamia was conditioned to believe that Kamille was her beloved older brother in order to make it easy for her to infiltrate the Argama. When that doesn't fully work, she later gets reprogrammed to believe Gates is her brother so that she can more closely follow his orders.
- Cute and Psycho: As in the case of Four, it isn't her fault.
- Demoted to Extra: In the compilations. Partly because her character arc was mostly a retread of Four's, mostly because her original voice actress had been through a messy divorce with the director.
- Establishing Character Moment: She's first seen as ruthless and cold, then has a huge Villainous B.S.O.D. and screams that the sky will fall on her...
- Evil Is Bigger: The Psyco Gundam Mk. II.
- Funny Schizophrenia: Rosamia's insanity and childishness lead to at least as much silliness as drama.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia
- Lightning Bruiser: Both the Baund Doc and the Psyco Gundam II are extremely fast for their size.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She forgets to get dressed between completing her physical and hugging Kamille.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Psyco Gundam II.
- Psychic Link: With Gates Capa.
- Psychic Powers: Another Cyber Newtype. She's powerful enough—and insane enough—to spook the Hell out of Kamille in their first encounter; he describes it as though his mind were being drawn into a great darkness. To put that in perspective, he says something very similar about Scirocco.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She believes that the AEUG plan to make the sky fall. She's an girl in her late teens with the fears of a little girl. On the other hand, she's explicitly stated as being among the few survivors of Zeon's Colony Drop at the start of the One Year War; being traumatized and having a phobia of similar experiences is kind of understandable, and the Zeon's Cyber Newtype treatments likely made it all worse.
- Replacement Goldfish: Up to Eleven -if a character is of the right age, and is a powerful enough Newtype, she'll mistake them for her older brother. She does it to Kamille and has it used against her by Gates.
- Rosamia is in turn Kamille's Replacement Goldfish for Four. In several instances he hallcuinates Four in Rosamia's place.
- Sanity Slippage: She gets progressively more unstable in every appearance.
- Split Personality: Rosamia Badam is a hardcore soldier. Rosammy is a scared little girl looking for her brother.
- Teens Are Monsters: She's 17.
- Transforming Mecha: The Gaplant and Baund Doc.
- Tykebomb: Another Cyber Newtype, and even crazier than Four.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Gundam II.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "The sky! It's falling! NOOOOOOOO!"
- Doctors are almost as scary. As with the pathological fear of colony drops and what we know about the Artificial Newtypes, this almost certainly has a very unpleasant story behind it.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
- Woman Child: Rosammy is, as mentioned elsewhere, mentally five years old, and can be seen chasing Haro and squabbling over candy right alongside the kids. At one point, Kamille says that the kids are babysitting her.
- Younger Than They Look: As noted by Shinta & Qum, Rosamia looks like she could pass for Kamille's older sister. They're the same age.
Voice Actors: Yuko Mizutani(Japanese, TV), Chizuru Ikewaki/Kaori Shimamura(Movies), Maizun Jayoussi(English)
Main mecha: Hizack, Messala, Bolinoak Samaan
Master Paptimus will bring forth a new world for humanity!A young prodigy, Sarah is initially recruited as a Newtype cadet by the Titans, but soon throws her loyalty and support behind Scirocco.
- Anti-Villain: Not really evil, just deluded and utterly devoted to Scirocco.
- Boring, but Practical: Sarah's final mobile suit, the PMX-002 Bolinoak Samaan.
- Sarah herself, to a degree. Her Psychic Powers are not the strongest, but unlike most Newtypes, she's completely sane and functional in and out of battle.
- Dark Chick: Sarah wants to be Scirocco's Dragon, but in practice she's this, both to him and the Titans as a whole.
- Dating Catwoman: She and Katz share a mutual attraction.
- Friendly Enemy: Towards Kamille, who she has a level of respect for.
- Evil Redhead: Antagonistic redhead, anyway.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's clearly jealous of Scirocco's relationship with Reccoa near the end of the series. This is exploited by the latter to get her to do increasingly risky things in order to prove her loyalty to him and ultimately gets her killed.
- Hair Decorations: Keeps her short ponytail in place with two cute green baubles, as seen in the picture.
- Ignored Enamored Underling: Scirocco is aware of her affection, using it to keep her loyal.
- Love Makes You Dumb and Evil
- Love Martyr: For Scirocco. She's not exactly evil, but completely devoted to him.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: To say that she will do anything for Scirocco isn't much of an understatement.
- Precocious Crush: On Scirocco. It's a very dark take on the trope, and ultimately gets her killed.
- Super Prototype: After an initial appearance in the mook suit Marasai Scirocco assigns her his Messala and later upgrades her to the Bolinoak Samaan.
- Teen Genius: In theory anyway. She's a competent enough pilot while barely in her mid-to-late teens, but her behavior otherwise leaves a lot to be desired.
- Undying Loyalty: To Scirocco. Literally. Even after she dies, her ghost returns to defend Scirocco, and only the intervention of Katz' own ghost takes her away from the battlefield.
- Unwitting Pawn: Kamille tries to argue that she's this to Scirocco. She laughs at him. Then she gets killed two episodes later.
- The Vamp: Not normally, but Katz is so smitten with her that he practically begs her to take advantage of him.
- Wolverine Claws: The Bolinoak Samaan has one on its left arm.
Voiced by: Koji Totani (Japanese), Ben Jeffery(English)
Main mecha: Hizack, MarasaiJerid's wingmate during the early episodes of the series, Kacricon's calmness and experience temper Jerid's frequently impulsive behavior.
- Antivillain: Hell, he's less evil than Jerid.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Jerid. Yeah, a villainous example.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's good friends with Jerid and clearly loves his wife Amelia.
- Idiot Ball: Normally, he's smarter than Jerid and better at keeping himself together, but when re-entering the atmosphere, he calls Jerid a coward and instead decides to see if he can get an easy kill. Re-entry is not the time to be playing games, and he pays for it with his life.
- Killed Off for Real: Kamille slashes his reentry parachute, and he burns up in the atmosphere.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard
Captain of the Sudori, Ben Wooder and his crew pursue Kamille and Amuro throughout the former's time on Earth. A dedicated officer, Wooder has an antagonistic relationship with Four Murasame, the Cyber-Newtype sent to help him.
- The Good Captain: He's a bad person, but he sincerely seems to care about his men and the mission.
- Just Following Orders: Fully believes that a soldier's task is to follow any and all orders he receives, regardless of their morality.
- Last Name Basis: The only character other than Scirocco to be called by his last name.
- Manipulative Bastard: Perfectly willing to hold Four's desire for her memory over her head.
- Smug Snake: He's arrogant, overconfident, and more than willing to use Four's desire to get her memories back against her.
- Villainous Valour: When Four goes AWOL, Wooder pilots the Psyco Gundam into combat himself, despite not being a Newtype and having no real idea of how to use it. At the end, with all his mobile suits shot down, and Four and the Psyco out of commission, he orders everyone off the ship, and attempts to crash it into the Audhumla to stop it from escaping. The members of his crew who stay behind with him display similar valour.
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao
Main mecha: Baund Doc (grey)The last of the Cyber-Newtypes, Gates is seemingly cheerful young man who isn't above using his manipulative skills to get what he wants. He works for Bask and the Titans researcher Loren Nakamoto, and is Rosamia Badam's partner in the last stages of the war.
- Affably Evil: Cheerful, open, and utterly dedicated to the Titans' cause. He'd be a great kid to be friends with if he weren't helping the government experiment on young girls.
- Big Brother Mentor: Subverted, as Rosamia is brainwashed into seeing him as one.
- Boring, but Practical: He doesn't have nearly the power of Rosamia or Four, but he's also much less likely to descend into the mental breakdowns both ladies are famous for.
- Flawed Prototype: His NRX-055-1 Baund Doc is the prototype that Rosamia and Jerid's models (the NRX-055) are based off of: it's notable for being the only one with a two-seater cockpit and the only one that's never seen to transform into mobile suit mode.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Baund Doc
- Manipulative Bastard: Has no problems using Rosamia's need for a brother to help keep her under control.
- Only Sane Man: In comparison to the rest of the Cyber-Newtypes.
- Psychic Link: With Rosamia
- Psychic Powers: He's a Cyber-Newtype.
- Those Two Guys: He's usually stuck with handler Loren Nakamoto.
Voiced by: Naoki Immamura (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)Jamaican's replacement as captain of the Alexandria.
- Enemy Mine: Initially dislikes Scirocco but eventually has his ship join up with the former's fleet. In the movies, Scirocco trusts him enough to let him come along with his other loyal retainers to the meeting with Axis.
- Even Evil Has Standards: In Episode 42 he claims his ship has engine problems and can't help with the gassing of a colony.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He lets Haman disable the Colony Laser then the AEUG takes it back from Haman and proceed to fire it, killing Gady and destroying his ship.
- Smug Snake: Though higher functioning than Jamaican.
Dunkel & Ramsus
Dunkel Cooper & Ramsus Hasa
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi & Shingo Hiromori (Japanese), Adam Hunter and Brendan Hunter (English)
Main mecha: HambrabiYazan Gable's wingmates during the later stages of the conflict, Ensigns Dunkel and Ramsus share their superior officer's aggression and love of violence.
- Badass Normal: Both are Oldtypes.
- Birds of a Feather: Why they can get along with Yazan.
- Combat Pragmatists: Like Yazan, Dunkel and Ramsus don't play fair, double or triple teaming enemies whenever they can.
- Extra Eyes: The Hambrabi has five of them.
- Killed Off for Real: By Emma Sheen, moments before Yazan kills her.
- Psychos For Hire
- Slasher Smile: Ramsus favors Reccoa with a pretty good one in Episode 38.
- Sociopathic Soldiers: From what we see of them, neither Ramsus nor Dunkel will be winning any awards for respect for human life.
- Terrible Trio: Alongside Yazan
- Those Two Bad Guys: With one another.
- Transforming Mecha: The RX-139 Hambrabi, which converts from a fast moving mobile armor to an equally quick mobile suit.
- Villainous Friendship: Seem to get along well with one another.
Other Earth Federation Personnel
Lila Milla Rira
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP, movies).
Main mecha: Galbady BetaA tough take-no-prisoners type who is assigned to assist the Titans early on. She shows the still-rookie Jerid a thing or two and then gets blown to smithereens by Kamille.
- Ace Custom: Averted. Her red mobile suit is a stock Galbaldy Beta.
- Badass Normal: In the sense that she's not a Newtype.
- Colonel Kilgore: She's accused of being one by Jamaican, but it's clearly meant as an insult.
- Heel–Face Turn: You can see her starting to have one, after seeing 30 Bunch with her own eyes. The shock of it contributes to her death.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: To Jerid. Kamille's not happy about it either.
- Mauve Shirt: She's clearly an excellent pilot, and her death is played as bad luck on her part.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the short time that she appears before she gets killed the viewer manages to see her breasts.
- Shower Scene: Gets the first one of the TV series. (As a result, we get to see what a Shower Scene in space would realistically look like.)
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only gets a couple of episodes to do anything in.
Voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura
Main mecha: AsshimarA Federation officer seconded to the Titans and the initial commander of the Sudori, Buran takes in Rosamia Badam after her initial run at the Audhumla is unsuccessful.
Main mecha: Qubeley
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Valerie Howell (English), Tracy Sutton (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam)
The proof of our might will be forever etched in your minds.The leader of the Axis Zeon, Haman Khan is a former "friend" of Char Aznable's, and regent to Mineva Lao Zabi. She arrives midway through the series and plays both sides of the conflict against one another before eventually siding with the Titans (or more specifically, with Scirocco). She is the Big Bad of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (see ZZ's character sheet for more on that)
- Attack Drones: Better known as 'funnels', they're the main weapon of her personal mobile suit, the Qubeley.
- The Bad Guy Wins: As of the end of Zeta. The Titans have been destroyed, the AEUG are in shambles and on the run, and she's personally defeated Char. Fortunately, the Argama gets a chance to continue the fight in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: She and Scirocco are shaping up to be one by the end.
- Broken Pedestal: Char was a massive one for her. The way she sees it, he ran away from his responsibilities on Axis to play pilot with the AEUG, leaving her, then a sixteen-year-old girl, to run a quasi-fascist dictatorship on her own. There are indications that she might not be completely wrong.
- Celeb Crush: On Char Aznable, when she was a young girl.
- The Chessmaster: She's good enough to give Char, Jamitov, and even Scirocco cause for concern.
- Corruption of a Minor: Her control of Mineva hasn't had a good effect on the little girl. Char calling her out for it leads her to attempt to reverse the damage. This also forms her own backstory, along with a hefty helping of Break the Cutie — being forced to become an absolute dictator at sixteen will do that to a person.
- Dark Action Girl
- Dual Wielding: The Qubeley's lack of a shield and incorporation of a detached ranged weapons system allows her do this a lot.
- Duel to the Death: Proposes one to Char, but he takes a third option via trying to kill both of them.
- Evil Chancellor: To Mineva. As is typical for the trope, she's the real power behind the throne.
- Glorious Leader: Of Neo-Zeon. See the ZZ character sheet for more details on that.
- Hero-Worshipper: Formerly, of Char, overlapping with a Celeb Crush. This took a massive beating after he left to join the AEUG (leaving her to pick up the pieces back on Axis), but there's still a bit of a spark there.
- Hope Spot: During her psychic duel with Kamille. She's just about to embrace the promising vision he offers, but reconsiders at the last second, saying "It's too easy".
- Identical Stranger: It's never touched on but Haman looks like a pink-haired version of Char's sister, Sayla. Which would make her romantic interest in him rather problematic.
- If I Can't Have You...: Towards Char. Interestingly, it's not just romantic — she's painfully aware of how major a political player he could be if he applied himself.
- Improbable Age: She's only twenty years old, according to Char, which is pretty young to be leading Axis. But it becomes clear very quickly that she's more than qualified for her position.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Even Char acknowledges that her anger at him for leaving her to run Axis when she was just a teenager isn't all that unreasonable, given how warped her personality became from the pressure.
- It's Personal: Her and Char. She also develops a major grudge towards Kamille by the end.
- Karma Houdini: As of the end of Zeta.
- Light is Not Good: The Qubeley boasts a mostly-white scheme. It's wielded by the person who manages to become the biggest threat to the Federation and galactic peace at that point.
- The Man Behind the Man: Uses Mineva Zabi as a Puppet King and figurehead while she runs the show. No one's really fooled, but that doesn't matter to Haman.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Haman hates people in general, and plans to grind the human race under her jackboots as punishment for their perceived failings.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her attitude towards Jamitov. In two out of three meetings she tries to kill him - the third time, Scirocco does the job for her and lets her take the blame. Notably, she doesn't object to this.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Able to sense the presence of other New Types.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: If you accept that her last name should be translated as Khan. She is also named after Haman from the Book of Esther, who tried to talk a Persian king into massacring the Jews.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives Char the beating of his life during their climactic confrontation, wrecking the Hyaku-Shiki in minutes while taking no damage herself, and forcing Char to attempt a Mutual Kill.
- Playing Both Sides: Haman is actively courted by both the AEUG and the Titans. She could not care less about either of them, but actively plays them both to her own advantage.
- Puppet King: She was chosen to replace her deceased father, Maharajah Khan, as governor of Axis at the age of sixteen in order to give the ambitious Zeon military command someone easy to control. It... didn't work out so well.
- Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype, like most of the other major players in Zeta. Her abilities include:
- Regent for Life: Whether or not Haman intends to give up her position as regent or not isn't explored (as Mineva is only seven) but she certainly gives off this vibe.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is her last name Karn, Kahn, or Khan?
- Super Prototype: Her Qubeley.
- Technopath: Only in her Qubeley, and with the aid of the Qubeley's psycommu system.
- Tomboyish Name: The original Haman was a man.
- Tsundere: Towards Char, bordering on Yandere. She has very good reasons for both admiring and disliking him.
- Unusual Weapon Mounting: The Qubeley stores its funnels in a protruding abdomen, giving the mobile suit a decidedly insectoid appearance.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: If the Char's Deleted Affair manga by the show's animation director is to be believed, she was once a cheerful, sweet-natured Genki Girl with a starry-eyed crush on the Red Comet. Then her father died and Char left, so she was put in charge of Axis...
- Villainous Crush: Used to have one on Char, and despite his perceived betrayal, a bit of the spark's still there.
- Wild Card: Which side Axis Zeon will join is a major plot point.
- Woman Scorned: To Char, and how.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Forced to do so by becoming dictator of Axis at the young age of sixteen.
- Yandere: She really can't decide if she's still in love with Char, wants to kill him, or both.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink, actually.
Mineva Lao Zabi
Voiced by: Miki Ito (JP), Katie Rowan (EN)
I request that you assist us in reviving the Zabi family.Dozle Zabi's daughter, Mineva is the last living member of the Zabi family. While she appears to be the ruler of Zeon, it quickly becomes apparent that the seven year old girl is totally under the domination of her regent Haman. She reappears in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, as a teenager named Audrey Burne.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Bordering on Spock Speak at times. This is partly because she doesn't write her own speeches.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Subverted, she's just a figurehead.
- Body Double: By the end of the Gryps Conflict the real Mineva has been spirited away and replaced with a double, and the switch isn't discovered until the end of the 1st Neo Zeon War.
- Creepy Child - Enfante Terrible: Played with. Mineva's a child, and she's the dictatorial head of The Remnant of The Empire. Yet she's also a genuinely scared and lonely little girl who's totally dependent on Haman Khan and simply does not know how life is like outside of Zeon.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: No it isn't. In fact, being a the Zabi princess makes her life suck.
- Last Of Her Kind: She's the last Zabi.
- Puppet King: For Haman.
- Younger Than They Look: As you can see in the accompanying illustration she seem to be... er, outgrowing that fancy Zeon outfit a bit fast for a seven year old.
Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)A veteran of the One Year War, Kai was one of the White Base's top pilots, alongside Amuro Ray and Sayla Mass. He returns in Zeta as a journalist/AEUG spy, operating in the rainforest.
- Big Damn Heroes: His first appearance has him saving Reccoa from some soldiers who had captured her.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not surprising. Made snarkier in the dub. He says pounding on his cell and calling for help makes him feel better.
- Face of a Thug: It's better than it was when he was a kid, but at the end of the day, Kai still looks as though his paycheck is coming from a Mafia Don.
- Gun Twirling: In an Establishing Character Moment, still has the tic from last series. Identifies him even before he introduces himself.
- Hero of Another Story: He may have left his piloting days behind with White Base, but Kai's clearly seen his share of adventures and become more badass down the line.
- Intrepid Reporter: And he can appear anywhere at any time, including the Vatican!
- Knight in Sour Armour: He actually seems to have cheered up a shade or two from being The Eeyore of the last show, but then he doesn't have to be a soldier anymore.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: White suit, fedora, and tie.
- Took a Level in Badass: Holy cow Kai does a complete 180 in time for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and the various sidestories going on at that point. Stylish, competent, able to engage in tactical espionage action in the RAINFOREST in a white business suit, all while juggling a career of journalism. To top it off, in sidestories like Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Day After Tomorrow he comes off as a freaking UC James Bond without his own mobile suit while he kicks copious amounts of ass.
- Whip It Good: In his first appearance, where he uses a whip on one of the men who was threatening Reccoa.
- You're Not My Type: Although Reccoa is grateful for Kai's rescue of her, she remains unimpressed by his attempts to flirt. She also coldly calls him out for presuming to be on a first name basis with her.
Frau Bow (Kobayashi)
Voiced by: Rumiko Ukai (Japanese), Kristin Nowosad (English)Amuro's best friend and former fellow White Base crewmember, Frau visits him with her children as he's in Federation custody in Cheyenne and gives him a critical emotional lift to escape.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She's 22 or 23 tops, and she has a 15-year-old son. Not to mention a 13-year-old son and an 11-year-old daughter. (She was mothering these kids when she was 15, so at least she's had practice.)
- Adoptive Peer Parent: With Hayato for the White Base kids Katz, Letz, and Kikka, which is why she is the above.
- Anywhere but Their Lips: A meaningful kiss on the cheek from Amuro in-series or a close embrace in the first movie — but still it's referred to in side materials and by everyone involved as "the kiss scene". Except by Tomino, who disagrees.
- Babies Make Everything Better: No, they don't, really. Frau's pregnancy is portrayed in a positive light, but it's certainly not doing anything to fix the rest of her chaotic life. She chides Amuro that he "doesn't know anything about it", and says she needs to raise the child to be strong. As it happens, we never see the kid.
- Amuro still says "have a good kid for me" in the movies.
- Betty and Veronica: Is the Betty to Amuro's Archie and Bel's Veronica, but her marriage to Hayato would not only make a relationship adulterous, but just plain hard. She's the more distant, "complicated" one.
- From a different triangle, it's Frau (Archie), Hayato (Betty), and Amuro (Veronica). Then there's yet another Betty and Veronica Switch when Hayato gets insecure and tragedy eventually happens (Amuro has, of course, been her childhood BFF all along).
- Did They or Didn't They?: It's ridiculously difficult to tell whether her relationship with Amuro is platonic, UST, or romantic, now or ever; including the two episodes she appears in. Shrug of God continues to be the most you get from Tomino.
- Expy: Play it again — A woman whose husband is fighting with La Résistance meets her Old Flame who wants nothing to do with the current conflict. (There's also a famous goodbye at the airport.) Tomino decided to hit a few notes from Ilsa Lund and Casablanca.
- Foil: To Beltorchika Irma, in terms of dress, behavior, influence on Amuro, and just about anything you can think of. Highlighted when she's shown together with her and Amuro at the end of the final film.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frau teases Amuro about "still having a thing for Sayla". Aside from some never-specified in-show context (Amuro immediately changes the subject), that's either a Shout-Out to Tomino's completely different novel continuity of the last show (the only one where Amuro and Sayla are romantically involved. Amuro doesn't want to talk about it because he also dies), OR it's a Call Back to Sayla bringing up Amuro's feelings for Frau in a late episode of Mobile Suit Gundam — and Amuro immediately changing the subject!
- Love Triangle: Married to Hayato and six months pregnant with his child, but she is only ever seen/portrayed with Amuro, and openly confesses to wanting more time with him; Word of God has Amuro inwardly pissed at Moment Killer Katz.
- Marriage of Convenience: With Hayato sometime post-0079 for the sake of Katz, Letz, and Kikka. This is very explicitly Word of God as this, and not romantic.
- Meaningful Rename: Invoked twice by Amuro. First, he calls her "Frau Kobayashi" just to point out a) she's married, b) she's not married to him, c) and she's married to Hayato — all of which surprised the 1985 audience. In the following episode, he calls her "Frau Bow" again, like he did for Mobile Suit Gundam — a sign that things are more the way they used to be, or that he really just can't see her as anyone else.
- She Is All Grown Up: Being 22 instead of 15 (like last series) makes a difference. Amuro notices.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The baby she's expecting has never been seen or referred to.
Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi (Japanese), Mariette Sluyter (English)Former pilot of White Base and now married to a famous Federation defector, Mirai and her two small children are trying to stay out of harm's way. They meet Amuro again in New Hong Kong.
- Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: In the original Mobile Suit Gundam, she took on the important role of first mate and helmsman of the White Base. But when she reappears in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as Mr. Bright's wife, she makes very few appearances, instead staying on Earth to take care of her children, and even though her husband soon becomes one of the key figures of AEUG.
- Hostage Situation: She and her children are kidnapped and put in a small boat near a battlefield, meaning that they can either potentially be killed by friendly/enemy fire or drown if their boat is sunk. They manage to survive (though little Hathaway falls into the sea and his mother has to give him CPR).
- Happily Married - Loved I Not Honor More: Despite Beltochika completely failing to understand this, and being physically separated from her spacebound spouse, Mirai shows a great deal of care for Bright, saying that she raises their two children taking his wishes and feelings into consideration as though he were there. In fact, Beltochika asks her how can that be possible, so Mirai calmly explains that she and her kids know well how hard Bright and Co. are fighting out there.
- Silk Hiding Steel: The woman almost never loses her cool, whether it's towards Beltochika saying too much, or towards the Hostage Situation she and her kids are forced in.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: With heavy emphasis on the will of iron that goes along with "serenity, patience, grace, and acceptance" while her husband is away.
Hathaway & Chemin
Hathaway and Cheimin Noa
Voiced by: Brett Bauer and Caitlynne Medrik (English)Bright and Mirai's son and daughter.
Voiced by: Yukimasa Natori (Japanese, TV), Kazumi Tanaka (Japanese, Movies), Dean Galloway (English)An overbearing representative of Anaheim Electronics sent as a liaison with the AEUG fleet.
- Ass in Ambassador: He's a representative of Anaheim Electronics, which gives the AEUG considerable funding. This in turn gives Wong a lot of nominal authority, which he abuses pretty much all the time.
- Badass Normal: Said to be a practitioner of Kung Fu (see above) and casually kicked Kamille's ass (himself a karate practitioner and also a Newtype).
- Break the Haughty: Downplayed- Bright puts him in his place during a major operation when Wong lets his own authority get to his head and Bright calls the latter out for his combat inexperience. In Gundam ZZ, Wong tries to give Judau Ashta the same asskicking he gave Kamille for slacking off, only to get Kneed in the gut by the latter and left writhing.
- Brutal Honesty: All the time. Needless to say, it gets right under the Argama crew's skin.
- Jerk Ass: Though he had a pretty good reason to beat up Kamille he is pushy and and a jerk to a lot of people on the Argama.
- Jerk Ass Has A Point: He's actually got the right idea (or, at least, a well-reasoned one that's worth considering) most of the time. It's pretty much the only reason nobody on the Argama ever tries to shove him out of an airlock.
- Pet the Dog: Gave Shinta and Qum drinks and said children shouldn't be afraid to ask for things.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Shoves his weight around the Argama by saying that the AEUG's allies, Anaheim Electronics, would support him on his attack plans. Even if they were dumb.
- Stern Teacher: Shades of this before getting Flanderized into a total jerk ass later in the series.
Voiced by: Mako Yuda (Japanese, TV), Rio Natsuki (Japanese, Movies), Debbie Munroe (English)A businesswoman who runs New Hong Kong's Luio Company and funds Karaba.
- Gender Flip: Of Wong Lee, supposedly; Kamille refers to her as such after she slapped him for seeming insubordination.
- Related in the Adaptation: In the movies she's Wong's daughter.
- Iron Lady: She runs her family's corporation, deals with politicians, and funds and funnels supplies to Karaba on the side. (Complete with The '80s version of Power Hair and a blazer.) Unhesitatingly sics her goons on Amuro the second he mentions her father's name in public.
- Mukokuseki: Chinese last name, Western first name and blonde hair. Pretty clearly of Mixed Ancestry, though.
- Team Mom: She does show a more maternal side eventually to Kamille and the Noa kids, as well as arranging passage to a safer location for Mirai, Hathaway and Cheimin. Also to Karaba in general, considering how she's shown as a major donor and supplier.
- The Ojou: With a tougher upgrade. See above and below.
- Ship Tease: A surprising amount packed into her sole episode with Amuro.
- The Triads and the Tongs: She has goons at the ready and her company is also a front for all sorts of illegal activity. "This is Hong Kong City. You can't trust anyone."
Sayla MassNow living by the ocean in Africa, Char's younger sister is seemingly the quietest of the former White Base crew.
- The Cameo: She only gets a brief scene as The Voiceless listening to Char's speech at Dakar on a radio, since her actor You Inoue was unavailable. In the movies, she's lying by a resort pool and has a meeting with Kai, with a few pre-recorded lines since Inoue was deceased by 2004.