Characters: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
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AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (EN)
The protagonist of 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.
Quattro Bajeena (Char Aznable)
Voice Actors: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Tom Edwards (English)
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
- 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: To Kamille.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: The golden MSN-00100 Hyaku-Shiki. It's an antibeam coating.
- 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.
- Character Shilling: Happens a lot. Read: I Just Want to Be Normal below for the reasons to why.
- Char Clone: He is Char.
- Cool Shades
- Enemy Mine: He and Amuro still don't get along.
- Ephebophile: If he and Haman did have a relationship, she would have been in her early teens and he would have been in his twenties. Yech.
- If you're wondering, side materials indicate that he and Haman were never romantically involved; he was more of a mentor to her. That said, Haman did have a crush on him.
- To make matters worse, during their battle Haman asks Char if he would consider going back to her. His response is something of bewilderment.
- 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.
- 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, manouverable, and well-armed, and it's antibeam coating should make it immune to laser fire. 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. In retrospect, giving it a layer of paint as its primary defence probably wasn't a good idea. 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.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Char was last seen attempting a mutual kill against Haman in the final stages of the Gryps Conflict. He fails.
- 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.
- Incest Subtext: Seeing as Haman basically looks like a purple-haired Sayla (only the fringe/bangs are different), if Char had a relationship with her it would be problematic for a variety of reasons.
- Jerkass: Even here, at his very best, Char is still kind of a jackass.
- Lack of Empathy: 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).
- Paper-Thin Disguise
- 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 saw through his disguise almost immediately, as he refers to him as Captain Quattro (Captain was Char's rank in the Zeon military). Char corrects him by saying his rank is Lieutenant.
- 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.
- 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 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)
Kamille'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.
- Anime Chinese Girl
- 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 mechas.
- 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.
- 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.
- Plucky Girl
- Satomi Arai: In The Movie.
- She's Got Legs: The ED features her running alongside Haro, letting her show off a part of long and shapely legs.
- Team Mom
- Tsundere: Type B/deredere.
Voice Actors: Maya Okamoto (Japanese), Lisa Christie (English)
A 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.
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.
Voice Actors: Masako Katsuki (Japanese), Meredith Taylor-Parry (English)
A 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 Heel-Face 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
- Face-Heel Turn
- 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.
- Love Makes You Evil
- Masako Katsuki
- 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 behaviour 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.
- 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.
- Team Mom
- Took a Level in Badass: After defecting to Scirocco.
- Woman Scorned: Her reason for hating Char as much as she does.
One 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.
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.
Voice Actors: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese), Tōru Furuya (Japanese, movie), Scott Roberts (English)
A 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.
- 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 Dom's, making him the heroic equivalent of an Elite Mook.
- Mook Lieutenant: Heroic example, as leader of the Rick Doms.
- Nice Guy
- Ridiculously Average Guy
- Taking the Bullet: For Fa.
- Those Two Guys: He and his partner Roberto are this in the first few episodes. Then Roberto dies, and Apolly graduates to Mauve Shirt status.
Shina & Qum
Shinta and Qum
- Bratty Half-Pint: Two of them! They're as annoying or worse than the trio from MSG.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.)
- Demoted to Extra: Only shows up in a handful of episodes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knight in Sour Armor
- Older and Wiser
- Psychic Powers
- Retired Badass
- Shell-Shocked Veteran
- 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
- 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 it AND the thought of fighting, past or potential.
- Troubled, but Cute
Voice Actors: Maria Kawamura (Japanese), Kris Rundle (English)
The leader of the Titans, Admiral Jamitov Hymem 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.
- Ambition Is Evil
- Beard of Evil: His goatee.
- The Big Bad: Until Scirocco kills him and takes over the role.
- 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.
- Bigger Bad:Of Operation Stardust Memory. He only makes a cameo appearance but 90% of the corrupt actions the Federation pulls in that series have his backing.
- The Chessmaster
- 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.
- Evil Old Folks
- 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.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Tomomichi "M. Bison" Nishimura, anyone?
- 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 Kahn, 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.
- Large and in Charge
- Manipulative Bastard
- 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.
- Take Over the World
- 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 Gōri (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
- 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: Sometimes.
- Corporal Punishment: Administers it to anyone who displeases him, most notably Bright.
- Deadly Gas: Orders two massive colony gassings.
- The Dragon: To Jamitov.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't share Jamitov's politics or ambitions and just wants to kill a lot of colonists.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lack of Empathy
- Large and in Charge
- 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.
- Scary Black Man: Maybe.
- 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)
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.
- Ace Pilot
- 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).
- Ambition Is Evil
- 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.
- 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.
- The Big Bad: Graduates from Enigmatic Minion to this after deposing Jamitov.
- 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. Freud would have a field day.
- Justified Trope: 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.
- 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.
- The Chessmaster
- 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.
- Consummate Liar
- 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
- Deceptive Disciple: To Jamitov.
- Despotism Justifies the Means/Utopia Justifies the Means: 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.
- Dual Wielding: The O quadwields with its four arms.
- 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.
- Famous Last Words: "I won't die alone. I'm going to take your soul with me, Kamille Bidan."
- 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.
- Gray Eyes/Purple Eyes: Like his hair colour, Scirocco's eye colour shifts between these depending upon the lighting.
- 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-armoured 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.
- Hypocrite: 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Improbable Age: He's twenty-six.
- Klingon Promotion: Played with. Scirocco has to knock off two Klingons to consolidate his power.
- Knight Templar
- 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
- 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.
- The Man Behind the Man
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. His abilities include:
- 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
- Sore Loser: See Taking You with Me.
- Space Fighter: The Messala's altmode.
- The Starscream
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic - The only time 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.
- Or 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.
- 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: The only part of his plan that's made clear.
- 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 armour.
- 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.
- Wicked Cultured
- 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.
Voice Actors: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Ethan Cole (English)
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.
- Ambition Is Evil
- 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.
- 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.
- Empowered Badass Normal: In the last few episodes, Jerid begins to unlock his Newtype potential. The Irony.
- Handicapped Badass: Jerid spends a couple of episodes on crutches. He still tracks Kamille and Four across the mountains to deal with them.
- Battle Couple: With Mouar.
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- 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.
- Cry for the Devil: An absolute asshole, yeah, but the few times he gets to Pet the Dog... ouch.
- 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.
- Eleventh Hour Superpower: Finally gains a Gundam equivalent, in the form of the Baund Doc, just in time for his final throwdown with Kamille.
- 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.
- 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 both armour and armament 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.
- It's Personal: With Kamille.
- 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.
- 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 armour/mobile suit with thick armour 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.
- 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 colour scheme for his Baund Doc exists, but wasn't animated for some reason, leading him to use Rosamia's colours 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 armour 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)
I'm gonna violate you!
A 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."
- Blond Guys Are Evil
- 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), 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.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Killing Jamaican.
- Lack of Empathy
- 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.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter"
- 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!
- Smarter Than You Look
- The Sociopath
- 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/Would Hurt a Child: In Yazan's own words, the AEUG are made up of "women and children". He still thoroughly enjoys killing their members.
- 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)
A 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.
- Dark Action Girl
- 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]]
- Just Following Orders
- Killed Off for Real
- 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.
- Talking to Herself: Averted, since Mouar pretty much dies before Haman is introduced.
- Transforming Mecha: Her last suit, the Gabthley.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Jerid.
- Woman in Black
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
Voice Actors: Saeko Shimazu (Japanese, TV), Yukana (Japanese, Movies), Carol-Anne Day(English)
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.
- Boyish Short Hair
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As an Cyber Newtype.
- Broken Bird
- 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.
- Dark Action Girl
- 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.
- Sanity Slippage
- 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)
"Big brother, I found you."
The 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.
- Anime Accent Absence: She's a survivor of the Colony Drop that wiped out Sydney, but has no trace of an Australian accent.
- Axe Crazy
- Badass: During her first two apperances she engages Kamille and Char at the same time with no backup and accquits herself very well. That alone qualifies her. She also shoots down Hizacks in a Nemmo while still believing herself to be "Rosammy" (who has no piloting training) and gives Kamille the scare of his life when she goes after him with the Psyco Gundam Mark II.
- The Baroness: She comes off this way at first, but is actually an Axe Crazy Cute and Psycho Tykebomb.
- Cute and Psycho: As in the case of Four, it isn't her fault.
- Dark Action Girl
- 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.
- Drugs Are Bad
- Establishing Character Moment: She's first seen as ruthless and cold, then has a huge Villainous BSOD 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 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.
- Super Soldier
- 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.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Voice Actors: Yuko Mizutani(Japanese, TV), Chizuru Ikewaki/Kaori Shimamura(Movies), Maizun Jayoussi(English)
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 Action Girl
- Dark Chick: Sarah wants to be Scirocco's Dragon, but in practise she's this, both to him and the Titans as a whole.
- Dating Catwoman: She and Katz share a mutual attraction.
- Evil Redhead: Antagonistic redhead, anyway.
- Green Eyes
- 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.
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Yuko Mizutani's debut.
- Perky Female Minion
- 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 behaviour 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.
- Woman in Black
Jerid's wingmate during the early episodes of the series, Kacricon's calmness and experience temper Jerid's frequently impulsive behaviour.
Captain of the Adhumla
, 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.
- Badass Normal
- The Captain
- Elite Mook
- Dying Moment of Awesome: See Villainous Valour below.
- 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.
- Mauve Shirt
- 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 crashes it into the Audhumla to stop it from escaping. The members of his crew who stay behind with him display similar valour.
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.
Jamaican's replacement as captain of the Alexandria
- The Captain
- 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.
- Nice Hat
- Smug Snake: Though higher functioning than Jamaican.
Dunkel & Ramsus
Dunkel Cooper & Ramsus Hasa
Yazan Gable's wingmates during the later stages of the conflict, Ensigns Dunkel and Ramsus share their superior officer's aggression and love of violence.
Other Earth Federation Personnel
Lila Milla Rira
A 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.
Voiced by Mayumi Asano
in the movies.
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
's character sheet for more on that)
- Ace Pilot
- Attack Drones: Better known as 'funnels', they're the main weapon of her personal mobile suit, the Qubeley.
- Badass: One of the most badass people in the UC verse.
- 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.
- The Baroness
- 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.
- Evil Redhead
- 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 purple 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.
- Lady of War
- 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.
- Manipulative Bastard
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Tomino-penned sidematerials are 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 got 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 in Black: Though curiously, her signature MS is white.
- 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: Purple actually.
Mineva Lao Zabi
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 Gundam Unicorn
, as a teenager named Audrey Burne.
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.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Kai is looking badass in that white suit.
- 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.
- Demoted to Extra
- 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.
- 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
- Knight In Sour Armour
- Man in White
- Older and Wiser
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Took a Level in Badass: Holy cow Kai does a complete 180 in time for 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 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.
- Woolseyism: Kai's introductory line to Reccoa is a little more straightforward in the dub. It also sets up nicely for some dialogue between them at the end of the epidosde. But the direct translation actually has Narm Charm due to it not seeming to make a whole lot of sense. Reccoa's amused response, however, is probably more in character for the line in the sub.
Dub: My name's Kai Shiden. And as a freelance journalist, I can behave professionally, even with a beautiful woman such as yourself.'''
Sub: My name's Kai Shiden. As a freelance journalist, I can appear anywhere, anytime. Even the Vatican.
- "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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy
- 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.
- 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.
- Iron Lady: She runs her family's corporation, deals with politicians, and funds and funnels supplies to Karaba on the side. (Complete with The Eighties 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.
- 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.
- 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."