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Characters: ∀ Gundam
Character Sheet for ∀ Gundam, the series with what may be the most powerful Gundam. Expect this page to contain many spoilers.


Loran Cehack

Voice Actor: Romi Paku (jp) Annika Odegard (en)

A young boy from the Moonrace who was on a mission to scout Earth, along with Keith and Fran Doll. The three split up to explore, and Loran was first attacked by wolves, to be saved by the local lord, then nearly drowned before being saved by Kihel and Sochie Heim, daughters of a prominent local family. After being hired as a driver and mechanic by the household, Loran acclimates to Earth living and concludes that it is time for the Moonrace to return. The Moonrace coincidentally does come back while Loran is participating in a coming-of-age ceremony (while nude, incidentally), but they attack Nocis City and Vicinity Town immediately. This awakens the "White Doll" statue on the moutain—which turns out to be a mobile suit of immense power, the Turn A Gundam.
  • Ace Pilot: After getting through some How Do I Shot Web? issues, he's the best pilot on the Earthrace side.
  • All-Loving Hero: He has a great deal of sympathy for both sides and believes that if they both calmed down for five minutes they could sort it all out amicably.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Especially in the beginning of the conflict between the Earthrace and Dianna Counter.
  • Badass: Don't let his mild manner fool you. If Loran decides to kick your ass, it will be kicked.
  • Becoming the Mask: He's originally sent to Earth as a scout to determine if the planet is habitable again.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Loran is basically one of the nicest guys ever, but he can kick as much ass as any Gundam protagonist.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Frequently saves the day for the militia.
  • Bishōnen: So much so that Guin says he "looks like a Laura."
  • Conflicting Loyalty: He identifies strongly with both the Moonrace and the Earthrace.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: One explanation is that this is a manifestation of a genetic condition, and that he has a weaker physical condition than normal - although he seems to have done away with it after spending time on Earth.
  • David Versus Goliath: When he sorties the Turn A against the massive WaDoms. And then we see a hint of the Turn A's true capabilities when he grabs one in one hand and flips it over. Turns out the Turn A is the Goliath in every fight.
  • Determinator: In ep 26, Loran attempts to stop Corin Nander from destroying a Turn-A-looking float by outrunning his mecha, on foot.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: And the militia uses it to throw the Moonrace forces.
  • Falling into the Cockpit: In fine Gundam tradition. He is also nude at the time, apart from a toy fish. It Makes Sense in Context.
  • Going Native: Becomes very close to people on Earth and winds up as their Ace Pilot against Dianna Counter's forces.
  • Hand or Object Underwear: The toy fish he was wearing on a string around his neck, when he first discovers the White Doll.
  • The Heart: He spends a lot of time trying to convince people not to fight.
  • The Hero: He sheds his naivete without hardening it into cynicism, instead remaining idealistic and encouraging diplomatic and peaceful efforts whenever he can, which helps Dianna and Kihel bring the two sides together.
  • Mundane Utility: He uses his Gundam for all sorts of non-combat purposes, like transporting livestock or using its arms and shoulders to stand in for a destroyed bridge. Probably the most famous instance is his use of the Gundam to do an industrial-sized load of hospital laundry.
  • Nice Guy: Loran is one of the most polite, good-natured, caring, and easygoing main characters in the Gundam franchise. And unlike certain other pilots, absolutely none of it is an act.
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: After having piloted the White Doll nude for a while, Sochie goes to find something for him to wear.
  • Technical Pacifist: Loran never kills anyone if he can help it, but he will resort to it after every other option has failed.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Rolan or Loran? Official Artbooks and the Official Website goes with the former. Dynasty Warriors Gundam uses the latter, as do the fansubs.
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Loran looks way androgynous, but wearing that plugsuit-like piloting outfit gives vibes straight from Mobile Fighter G Gundam and the mobile trace system.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Keith snaps at him for following Guin's orders too readily, causing him to re-evaluate his actions.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser. Laura Rollanote . That's all.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: At the beginning. He just goes along with what he's ordered (from both Guin and Dianna Counter) because he assumes the leaders are acting in completely good faith. He wises up after a while, though he remains an idealist.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: He feels this way about the Gundam, even before everyone learns just how powerful the Turn A is.

Queen Dianna Soreil

Voice Actor: Rieko Takahashi

The Leader of the Moonrace. Once scouts determine that the Earth is livable again, she brings her forces to Earth to recolonize it, a goal that turns out to be far more dangerous and complicated than she thought. Over the course of the story, she re-evaluates her intentions and duty.
  • Airplane Arms: Now and again—she does an airplane walk soon after her arrival on Earth, and a full-tilt one while disguised as Kihel.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She may be kind, friendly, and genuinely desire peace, but she's not afraid to summarily declare someone guilty of treason and then pick up a rifle to carry out the sentence herself.
  • Big Good: She eventually grows into this as a result of her experiences.
  • Brought Down to Normal: The episodes she spends under Kihel Heim's identity. She gains new insight about the people who live on Earth and grows quite frustrated with having lost the ability to do anything until she manages to switch back.
    • She ends the series this way, too, settling on Earth and passing her identity to Kihel.
  • Character Development: She comes to realize that trying to force the Earthrace to accept colonization by the Moonrace was a bad idea and searches for a more conciliatory avenue of resettlement.
  • The High Queen: Of the Moon.
  • Hime Cut: With attachments to keep the sideburns in place. Also gelled to stay neat in low-G.
  • Human Popsicle: She and other members of the Moonrace, as a way to extend her lifespan.
  • Identical Stranger: With Kihel. It becomes a major plot point.
  • Lonely at the Top: Her duties as Queen and cold sleep separated her from her lover, Will Game.
  • Meaningful Name: Dianna is from Diana, the Roman goddess of the Moon, while her last name, Soreil, is a derivative of "soleil", which is French for "sun".
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When she visits Vicinity in the guise of Kihel, and especially when she sees what has happened to Sochie and Kihel's mother as the result of their father's death.
  • Really 700 Years Old: Probably younger than 700, but she is at least 200, thanks to cold sleep.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's no figurehead; Dianna Counter is her personal army and recolonization has been her dearest wish for a few centuries now. She also laments the significant amount of paperwork involved in queening as well.
  • Who Wants to Live Forever?: Late in the series, she tells Kihel that she'd like to live out the rest of her natural lifespan and pass away.
  • Woman in White: Though it's a military-style uniform rather than the more traditional dress.
  • The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Her public persona is impeccably serene and composed. Around Kihel, and as Kihel, she shows a more whimsical and sensitive side.
  • Twin Switch: A variation with Kihel.

Harry Ord

Voice Actor: Tetsu Inada

The leader of Queen Dianna's Royal Guard, easily recognizable by his mask-like red sunglasses. He's an expert pilot, unfailingly loyal to his Queen, and very sharp. He's quick to react to any insult to Dianna, but outside of that he's clear-headed and able to work with the enemy at need.
  • Ace Pilot: He's known for being the pilot of the gold SUMO.
  • An Axe to Grind: Probably the best way to describe the SUMO's heat fan.
  • Badass: The only other mobile suit pilot besides Loran who is never defeated until he faces off against Gym Gingnham's Turn X. While on the moon, Harry single-handedly defeats six cutting-edge Mutuwoo mobile suits simultaneously while piloting his gold SUMO.
  • Berserk Button: People betraying, threatening, and/or harming Dianna. Pretty understandable since he's one of her Royal Guard.
  • Bodyguard Crush: On Kihel.
  • Char Clone: The most visual example. He's actually a subversion. Unlike other Char-a-likes in the series, he has no hidden agenda and only wishes to serve his Queen.
  • The Champion: He's loyal to Dianna no matter what, and will readily engage even Moonrace forces to defend her. Even when she's actually Kihel.
  • Cool Shades: His epic shades that look like bug eyes.
  • Chewing the Scenery / Milking the Giant Cow / Skyward Scream: Behold, his wrath!
  • Enemy Mine: A hazy example in Episode 22, where he temporarily aids the Militia with his gold SUMO because Poe's squad is attacking an excavation site full of Moonrace technicians and the real Queen Dianna.
  • Expy: Despite his initial appearances, he is not A CHAR but A QUATTRO.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: His outfits often involve these.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His Weapon of Choice in the SUMO is a 'heat fan', a bizarre, swivelling axelike weapon that looks like this (for the record, the handle is in the round end).
  • Large Ham: See Kiai.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: He poses as an ordinary technician by wearing plain glasses (and tacky clothing) in episode 22. It's sufficient to make Loran and Queen Dianna not realize who he is.
  • Roaring Rampageof Revenge: After Midgard takes Dianna into space without Harry, despite his desperate efforts to reach them before take-off, he curses Midgard's name and vows to kill him if he dares to harm her. He makes good on this when Midgard tries to shoot Dianna in episode 44.
  • Serious Business: If you casually refer to Queen Dianna's ass in his presence, you will regret it.
  • Undying Loyalty: See Serious Business.

Agrippa Maintainer

Voice Actor: Hiroya Ishimaru

Dianna's Chancellor and the man in charge of the cryogenic stasis chambers that house ten million of the Moonrace. While Dianna is pursuing her agenda on Earth, Agrippa declares military law and gradually takes control of the Moon.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Trying to be king of the Moon seldom works out very well when you're so hopelessly, hilariously outclassed by your enemies and subordinates.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He's namedropped early on as being part of a faction opposed to Dianna's wish to recolonize Earth, but he doesn't appear onscreen until much later.
  • Dirty Old Man: Much to Lily's disgust.
  • Evil Chancellor: He plots to become King of the Moon.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gives the Ghingnham faction free reign to stop Dianna and keep the Earthrace off the moon. They proceed to pick fights in the worst possible places, including the Palace grounds where Agrippa himself is in danger from them.
  • Killed Off for Real: Midgard summarily executes him for bringing disorder and conflict to the Moon.
  • Knight Templar: He fears that Dianna's push to recolonize Earth will lead to a repeat of the devastating wars from the Dark History.
  • Large Ham: Especially when he starts on his Breaking Speech towards Dianna.
  • Meaningful Name: His family are the caretakers of the Moonrace's cryogenic stasis chambers.
  • The Man Behind the Curtain: He's built up as the shadowy, intimidating face of the Moonrace rebellion throughout the series, but when we actually meet him, he's an incompetent Smug Snake being transparently manipulated by the true Big Bad, Ghingnham.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's a politician, not a mobile suit pilot, hence why he decides to let the Ghingnham faction off its leash.
  • Personal Dictionary: As Dianna drily notes, 'people with violent tendencies' dovetails pretty much exactly with 'people I don't like'.
  • Smug Snake: He tries to take control of the Moon while Dianna is away, but he's outclassed by people like Lily and Gym.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Gym, who uses Agrippa's ambitions to cement his own power-base on the Moon.
  • Utopia Justifies the Means: He wants to keep the Moon peaceful and free of conflict, so he intends to exile anyone with violent tendencies to Earth.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tries for this, but fails the basic logic exam. He wants to keep the Moon safe by ejecting all warlike elements - unfortunately, he chose the Ghingnham faction to enforce this and defend his kingdom, and doesn't really have a concrete definition of what 'warlike elements' actually are.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: After Midgard figures out just what a colossal fuckup he is.

Gym Ghingnham

Voice Actor: Takehito Koyasu (jp) Scott McNeil (en)

A leader of one of the Moon's political factions. Gym Ghingnham has spent his life playing war games and is eager to put his talents to use in the war against the Earthrace. Although he initially wears a facade of cooperativeness, he is intent on pursuing his own agenda: wresting control from Dianna and becoming the warlord leader of the Moonrace. He discovers the Turn X and becomes its pilot to further this end.
  • And I Must Scream: He'll have all the time in the world to rethink his worldview, given that he is ultimately trapped in the Moonlight Butterfly cocoon...conscious and kept alive for all eternity.
  • Armchair Military: Along with the rest of his faction. Prior to the events of the series, he'd never been in a real battle, instead spending his time running war simulations in cold sleep. Paradoxically, this makes him and his friends even more dangerous - they see war as a fun game, rather than something with real and devastating consequences.
  • Ascended Fanboy: At heart, Gym is basically the worst kind of Gundam weeaboo, given a superpowered mobile suit with which to wreak havoc on the world.
  • Ax-Crazy: Most of the time he's a calculating but ruthless battle commander, but stepping into the Turn X brings out his proclivity for this.
  • Bad Boss: He tests the power of the Turn X by blasting several Mahiroos, and later kills Sweatson Sutero largely for getting in his way.
  • Big Bad
  • Blood Knight: He feels that human beings are naturally driven to fight, and that they have to engage in battle to evolve.
  • Covered with Scars: Supposedly as a result of his centuries of combat experience. Given that that was all simulated, though, they're either cosmetic or caused by improbably careless use of training equipment.
  • Cultured Badass: His family have long been warriors, and he considers his team to be superior by virtue of their birth.
  • Genre Savvy: Subverted. He points out that people who call out their lovers' names on the battlefield tend to die when Joseph takes him on and declares that he's fighting for Fran. But Loran and Fran rescue him before Gym can finish killing him.
  • Humans Are Warriors: His motivating belief.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Towards Kihel, late in the series.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He constantly wears one and has a tendency to draw it whenever he's making a point. He also gives Loran one to duel with at the climax of the final episode. Ironically, Loran actually manages to break his own aged sword just before he gets cocooned.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Not exactly killed per se, but the cocoon fibers from the two Gundams interrupt him quite abruptly.
  • Large and in Charge: Gym physically towers over most other characters, and is one of the few visibly muscular characters in the series.
  • Large Ham: Oh yes. During one communication with Agrippa, he constantly undoes the other man's attempts to size down the giant projection of Gym's face. And as the series progresses, he only gets even more hammy.
  • The Man Behind the Man: For Agrippa, though the latter would strenuously deny it.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He deflects people trying to negotiate or undermine him by claiming that he's just a simple soldier.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: With the race in question being humanity.
  • Sanity Slippage: He gets quite wild-eyed in the penultimate episode as he starts to go all-out with the Turn X.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Kicks back in his captain's chair like it's a La-Z-Boy.
  • Spell My Name with an S: The spelling of his last name is officially "Ghingham" in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, but the pronunciation is closer to "Ghingnham."
  • ‹bermensch: Wants to force the world to conform to his lunatic view of how reality works.
  • War for Fun and Profit: For Gym, it's all about fun which he never wants to see end. Tomino was sending a message here of how only someone who was a total psychopath would enjoy war so completely.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: In episode 49, Gym kills his loyal subordinate Sweatson Sutor for interfering with his battle against the Turn A Gundam. In the final episode, Gym sternly warns his Merrybell that, despite raising her, he won't hesitate to kill her if she also interferes.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: A lot of blue hair.

Meme Midgard

Voice Actor: Ryuji Mizuno

Agrippa Maintainer's secretary and chief agent on Earth. Callous, calculating, and quite willing to sacrifice anyone he meets for his goals.

Teteth Halleh

Voice Actor: Yumi Touma

An agent of the Moonrace. She's first encountered as Will Game's girlfriend and works by maneuvering the people around her (particularly men) or plain force, and holds a burning grudge against Queen Dianna.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Favors a low-cut blouse that exposes her bellybutton as part of her Vamp routine.
  • Boom, Headshot: How she dies.
  • Cool Big Sis: Was this to Bruno and Jacop at some point; they even call her "Big Sis." She uses this to manipulate them into an assassination attempt on Dianna.
  • Evil Redhead: She's not as evil as some, but she's a ruthless manipulator and will stop at nothing to get revenge on Dianna.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a capable Mobile Suit pilot and has no qualms about fighting on foot as well.
  • Fantastic Racism: Her mother was an Earth woman who went to the Moon with Dianna Counter, and both she and Teteh were subject to a lot of prejudice.
  • It's Personal: She blames Dianna for what happened to her mother.
  • Killed Off for Real: Midgard kills her when her methods endanger his plans.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother Linda is a Human Popsicle.
  • Tragic Keepsake: She keeps a doll that her mother gave her on her person.
  • The Vamp: Her preferred method of operating is to charm men into assisting her with whatever act of sabotage or attack she's going for.

Phil Ackman

Voice Actor: Tsuyoshi Koyama

The leader of Dianna Counter's ground and mobile suit troops. Phil is a militaristic man who views the Earthrace as primitive.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Whenever there's a discussion of tactics, Phil's position is almost always to push forward and attack.
    • Colonel Badass: When fighting the Ghingnham forces near the end of the series, he doesn't back down an inch.
  • Easily Forgiven: Dianna elects not to press charges against him and Poe, mainly because there are bigger fish to fry.
  • Fantastic Racism: Is very contemptuous of the Earthrace.
  • Large and in Charge: He's very tall and broad, towering over his subordinates.
  • The Starscream: He grows dissatisfied with Dianna's handling of the invasion and mutinies against her.

Poe Eiji

Voice Actor: Yumiko Nakanishi

A lieutenant in Dianna Counter and Phil's immediate subordinate; she is irritated when the Earthrace puts up more resistance than expected. She is tasked with defeating the White Doll at first, which proves to be no easy task.
  • Action Girl: It's just bad luck that her assignment is to stop the most powerful mobile suit ever built.
  • Bifauxnen: She has a very short haircut and her uniform is kind of baggy (she's never seen out of it, either).
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: For the first portion of the series, she's constantly being outdone by the Gundam or ordered to retreat when she doesn't want to.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Switches from the WaDom to the more nimble SUMO.
  • Not So Stoic: She's a professional soldier and a hardass to her subordinates, but takes her failures very personally. The fact that there's an entire episode titled "Crybaby Poe" is probably the most clear indicator of this.
  • Not Worth Killing: She regards the Earthrace's militia as annoying barbarians and is very disgruntled about having to swat aside their biplanes, until they start using mobile dolls in greater force.
  • Subordinate Excuse: Part of the reason she rebels against Dianna is Phil's promise that she will be Queen of the Moon beside him.
  • Unknown Rival: She develops a personal grudge against the Turn A for continually evading her, but for Loran's part it's just another Moonrace machine he needs to stop.

The Red Team

The Red Team are a group of mobile suit pilots whose ancestors were sent to Earth in generations past to prepare for its recolonization. They view the moon and Dianna with a religious reverence, but they're disdained by Dianna Counter for time they've lived on Earth and their unruly way of fighting .
  • Action Girl: Cancer.
  • All of the Other Reindeer: The soldiers of Dianna Counter find them outlandish and barbaric, with one saying that they have been corrupted by the Earth's atmosphere, and give them inadequate support.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Cancer doesn't need a mobile suit to take out her enemies.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: This is basically their modus operandi.
  • Boobs of Steel: Cancer is both the bustiest and most physically powerful woman in the series.
  • Brawn Hilda: Though she's not tremendously unattractive, Cancer has some elements of this.
  • Cool Big Sis: Cancer serves this role for most of them, except for Grandpa.
  • Hot-Blooded: All of them.
  • Large and in Charge: Cancer. She's the tallest of them, and wears a vest that shows off her impressive muscles.
  • New-Age Retro Hippie: They resemble a mix of Native American tribals and Woodstock hippies.
  • One of the Kids: Muron. He's seen building sandcastles at one point.
  • Go Out with a Smile: When it becomes clear that they're going to die in space, Cancer and Muron kick things off with a big party.
  • Spanner in the Works: For all factions. When they show up, it usually means that things are about to get a lot more chaotic.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Queen Dianna, no matter what anyone in Dianna Counter thinks.
  • The Unfettered: They will do anything to help Queen Dianna recolonize Earth and prove their loyalty—up to and including conducting a raid on a military hospital.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Muron.

Merrybell Gadget

Voice Actor: Rio Natsuki

Merrybell is an aide to Gym Ghignham. She oversees the maintenance of his mobile suits and assists in excavating the Mountain Cycle on the Moon. She shares his enthusiasm for battle and violence.

Corin Nander

Voice Actor: Yasuhiko Kawazu

A convict and dangerously skilled pilot who is brought to Earth by Dianna Counter in order to counteract the White Doll. He is by far the oldest character (chronologically) in the show, being well over 2000, but due to brain damage caused by centuries of being frozen he's unstable and childish, and obsessed with putting a stop to the White Doll, which he calls the "Gundam", a name he remembers from his days as a soldier of the OZ organization.

Fran Doll

Voice Actor: Kumiko Watanabe

The second member of the Moonrace scout team sent to the Earth. She finds a job at a printing press and moves onto journalism from there. She's instrumental in publicizing Loran as "Laura Rolla," but her photographs and articles become problematic for the Luizianna and Inglessa governments as the war goes on.
  • Beta Couple: With Joseph. Not that there's much of an Official Couple, but they quietly get together while Sochie is tsunning at Loran and Loran is dedicating himself to Dianna.
  • Bifauxnen: She has a very short haircut and wears a tie and trousers in a pre-WWI era of technology, when most women wear skirts.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: A round blue hairclip.
  • Heroic BSOD: When she learns that the Luzianna newspapers are taking her war articles and suppressing them so that people will think the negotiations are working.
  • Hot Scoop: Averted; her character design is basically that of a newsboy from the turn of the 20th century.
  • Intrepid Reporter: She ends up on the frontlines in her effort to report on the war and continues taking pictures in every circumstance, even when she's practically in the crossfire of mobile suit battles on the Moon.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nerves of Steel: At one point, she pulls a Big Damn Heroes for a woman by diving in front of a WaD and threatening the pilot with her camera, warning them that she'll publicize their atrocities if they fire. And the Borjanon backs down.

Keith Laijee

Voice Actor: Jun Fukuyama

The third member of the scout team sent from the Moon. Keith becomes a baker and has absolutely no interest in fighting whatsoever, but the necessity for provisions makes his business a huge success as he sells his bread to both factions.
  • Action Survivor: Ends up becoming this thanks to the conflict between the Earthrace and Moonrace.
  • Actual Pacifist: By selling bread to both sides, he hopes to (and succeeds in) creating a neutral area around his business that neither side will fight in.
  • Bread Dealer: He's accused of being a war profiteer for selling to both Militias and Dianna Counter, although he sees it as just feeding people and supporting his new family.
  • Going Native: Probably the most out of himself, Loran, and Fran. He even sells the FLAT that they arrived in to the Militia.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: He really has no interest in the war, except that it interferes with his desire to settle down and bake bread for the rest of his life.
  • Name's the Same: Lampshaded in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden 4koma
    {Chuck Keith hears a voice}
    Voice: Boy, Keith, you sure are a huge help.
    Quatro Bajeena: I never thought you had it in you.
    Kouji Kabuto: I've changed my mind about you!
    Sayaka Yumi: I've become a huge fan!
    Chizuru Nanbara: Keep it up, okay?
    Chiru: Yeah!
    Loran: Um, Excuse me, the bread baker is my friend Keith, not this one, so...
  • Non-Action Guy: He refuses to take up arms for either side and would rather retreat and rebuild than fight.

Bruno & Jacop

Voice Actor: Kazunari Tanaka and Hidenari Ugaki

A pair of soldiers sent to assist Corin Nander. Although troublesome, they really aren't all that threatening—they're more afraid of their boss than anything else and most of their plans end up derailed until they end up on the Militia side largely by accident and become bridge pilots on the Gallop and then Willgame.

Will Game

Voice Actor: Kenichi Sakaguchi

A descendant of a Moonrace man who lived or rather, was exiled on Earth. Although he's got a house and a farm of his own, he dreams of living on the moon and will do anything to get there, no matter how dangerous.
  • Adventurer Archaeologist: When we meet him, he's digging through the Mountain Cycles for evidence of the legends surrounding his grandfather.
  • Identical Grandson: The only visual difference between him and the first Will Game is clothing.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Dianna feels this way about his grandfather and does everything she can to keep him alive, but he eventually dies in battle against Loran.
  • Jumped at the Call: He eagerly joins Dianna Counter so he can get to the Moon.
  • New Meat: He's only had very basic instruction on piloting a mobile suit when he joins Dianna Counter. It has fatal consequences.
  • Perma Stubble: His facial hair is halfway between this and a light beard.

Horace Niden

Voice Actor: Hirohiko Kakegawa

An impassive, laid-back Moonrace engineer who is recruited by the Earth Militia to help with their salvaged technology.
  • Actual Pacifist: He's not interested in the war - he just wants to take a poke at all the Lost Technology lying around.
  • Brainy Specs
  • The Engineer: He serves as one for the Militia; it's largely by his efforts that they get the Gallop into working order.
  • For Science!: Why he helps the Militia. Because, let's face it, Dark History technology is cool.
  • Gentle Giant: Not an extreme example, but he's significantly larger than most of the rest of the cast.
  • Looks Like Buddha
  • Nice Guy: Horace befriends Sid and his crew over a love of historical technology without any kind of prejudice about the Earthrace.
  • The Quisling: Accidentally. He's rather surprised to realize that he would be viewed as such by the Moonrace.
  • The Stoic: There are Buddhist monks who could take lessons from Horace about tranquillity.


Sochie Heim

Voice Actor: Akino Murata (jp) Shannon Casorso (en)

Sochie is the headstrong and somewhat tomboyish younger daughter of the Heim family. She's training as an airplane pilot for the Militia when the war begins and develops a hatred towards all of the Moonrace for killing her father and driving her mother insane. She becomes a Kapool pilot and is eager to rush into battle regardless of the odds.
  • Action Girl: Admittedly, she's almost a Faux Action Girl with how often her Kapool is batted aside, but every pilot in the militia besides Loran has that problem for a huge part of the show thanks to the technology gulf between the two sides.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: When she discovers that Loran is of the Moonrace. Later, she receives one of her own from Dianna (posing as Kihel) for mistreating Loran out of prejudice and selfishness when he's never been anything but loyal.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Even though she's the younger of the two, she tries her best to help Kihel when she's in danger. She eventually extends this to Dianna, saying that she might as well since they're basically the same person.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Everyone who survives ends up with their romantic interest, living a happy life. Sochie, meanwhile, has lost her fiancee, leaves the militia to look after her mother (who may or may not still be insane), and becomes a Secret Keeper for her beloved sister taking Dianna's place permanently and living on the Moon while Loran and Dianna move away. She might be able to contact them, but she's pretty unhappy with the situation.
  • Fantastic Racism: She hates the Moonrace for killing her father and struggles with her antipathy for a long time. She's also distrustful over Earth-based foreigners like the Louisianans.
  • Hot-Blooded: There are few situations where she's reluctant to fight.
  • Jumped at the Call: She planned to join the militia even before the Moonrace attacked.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: She routinely tries to take on WaDoms, FLATs, and the like with her Kapool in the beginning. She starts to calm down after a while, when she sees that her rash actions have dangerous consequences for her allies.
  • Noble Bigot: As she meets more people of the Moonrace and sees that they're mostly regular people trying to make a life for themselves, her hatred of them gradually lessens. Particularly through her acquaintance with Loran and Dianna, although she didn't know their origins to start with.
  • The Ojou: Although she's more tomboyish than her older sister, she's still a wealthy man's daughter.
  • Patriotic Fervor: Despite all evidence to the contrary she believes Inglessa can hold its own against the Moonrace.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her pilot gear is not entirely pink, but has plenty of pink in it. She starts wearing more as the show goes on, and especially in the ending.
  • Plucky Girl: She gets sent flying dozens of times in her Kapool, but it doesn't dampen her urge to rush into battle.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: She's the red oni to Miashei's blue—in fact, her reckless tendencies lead to Miashei being seriously injured and hospitalized at one point.
  • Skyward Scream: In the epilogue.
  • Sour Supporter: Whenever she has to help people of the Moonrace. She's also critical of Loran's pacifistic desires.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Joins the militia and becomes a Kapool pilot.
  • Tsundere: When describing her, Loran pretty much gives the dictionary definition of Type A.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Loran.
  • You Killed My Father: Towards the Moonrace.

Kihel Heim

Voice Actor: Rieko Takahashi

The Heim family's older daughter. Although more feminine than Sochie, she still resists the idea of becoming a lady of society and instead wants to go out into the world to do something useful. Her striking resemblance to Queen Dianna is noticed early on. When they switch clothing on a whim, it sets in motion a complicated series of events that changes both of them.
  • Becoming the Mask: She and Dianna's personas become increasingly similar over the course of the series. In the end they exchange places for good, and Kihel becomes Queen of the Moon.
  • Body Double: For Dianna, later in the series.
  • Girl Friday: She works as Guin's secretary for a while, assisting in the initial negotiations between Inglessa and the Moonrace.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She's very recently an adult in society, idealistic, and generally wants to do good things in society. When she lands in Dianna's position, she does everything she can to avert battles and promote peaceful policy.
  • Hime Cut: with Ojou Ringlets till she switches with Dianna and straightens them.
  • Identical Stranger: With Dianna, again.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Rather than going to University to learn theories and getting a job befitting nobility, she wanted to enter society to learn practical things.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is much more feminine than her younger sister.
  • The Ojou
  • Ojou Ringlets
  • Out-of-Character Alert: When she uses her disguise as Dianna to declare that the Moonrace will not forcibly occupy the Sunbelt and instead continue negotiation, Harry Ord subtly informs her that he knows she isn't the real Dianna.
  • Prince and Pauper: She has to act as Dianna for a number of episodes after they switch on a whim and get separated before they can switch back. She does quite well under the circumstances.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She's able to pass herself off as Queen Dianna and uses her position to try and stall the Moonrace occupation of Earth.
    • Also, though she isn't much of a fighter, she does manage to fend off Teteth Halleh's assassination attempt long enough for her bodyguards to arrive.
  • Spanner in the Works: For Dianna Counter, while she is disguised as Dianna. Some of her decisions are the complete opposite of what Dianna's advisers and officers expect. This contributes to their mutiny against the real Dianna later.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Was raised in a very wealthy family, but she's kind-hearted and wants a job that will benefit society.

Miashei Kune

Voice Actor: Noriko Kitou

The daughter of Nataram Kune, the Militia's biplane expert. Miashei is Sochie's best friend and becomes a Kapool pilot alongside her when the Militia digs up their own mobile dolls. Although she's plenty eager to fight, she has a much cooler head.
  • Action Girl
  • Bash Sisters: With Sochie, although their Kapools are frequently the ones on the receiving end of the bashing.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Fits the trope even better than Loran due to actually having very light blond hair. We briefly see her father, who seems to be white, which implies Miashei is biracial, though we never see her mother for confirmation.
  • Grand Theft Prototype: Attempts this on a Moonrace mobile suit early on, although she ultimately fails—and it wouldn't have done much good anyway as it was a construction model.
  • Hot-Blooded: When she makes her Grand Theft Prototype attempt, she does so by jumping out of a biplane and hitting the cockpit with a hammer.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue oni to Sochie's red. Although she actively encourages Sochie to join the war effort, Miashei is more likely to look before she leaps.
  • Shipper on Deck: She enjoys speculating about the romantic prospects of her friends, though she isn't devoted to any particular relationship.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Although Sochie is the tomboy to Kihel, Miashei is more tomboyish than Sochie.
  • Wrench Wench: Is a skilled airplane mechanic, like her father.

Joseph Yaht

Voice Actor: Setsuji Satoh

Sid Munzer's assistant. Joseph was born in Adeska and retains a few accouterments of that in his appearance. He helps to train Militia pilots in the use of mobile dolls and often wears a stern expression, although he's a good-natured fellow at heart.

Sid Munzer

Voice Actor: Akio Nojima

The elderly head of Nocis' excavation crew. He switches from searching for ore to searching for Mobile Dolls.

Guin Sand Lineford

Voice Actor: Gou Aoba

The ruler of Inglessa and heir to Bostonia Castle. Guin made a great deal of money off of mining and technology, and had managed to contact the Moonrace before the series began. Although things didn't go how he wished, his political savvy and intelligence keeps things from turning into a conquest by the Moonrace. He also has strong influence with the Militia, although he's not in complete control over their course of action.
  • Anti-Villain: Not evil, but his desire to lead the next technological revolution pushes him down the wrong path.
  • Adaptational Badass: He gets his hands on the Psycho Gundam in the novelization, calling it the "Black Doll," and pilots it in a couple of video games as well.
  • Brought Down to Normal: After the attack on Nocis City. He loses his castle, his equipment, and his authority over the Militia and for a while has to work through surrogates like Lily.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: Towards Loran.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Not as a fighter, but as a strategist and tactician. He's willing to fake a hostage situation and gives Loran a time limit on trying his more pacifistic approach before opening up with the big guns.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Didn't See That Coming: Number five on the list. He was in contact and already negotiating with Dianna Counter before episode 1, but he had no idea they were planning to invade the way they did.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Five episodes before the end.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not a pilot and works as a tactician rather than a military leader. When he does pick up a gun, it's usually to gain a brief advantage over someone else.
  • Oh Crap: When a resident of Nocis City fails to recognize him and calls his money worthless during the bombing.
  • Psychic Powers: He's a latent Newtype according to the novel.
  • Smart People Play Chess: When Dianna and Lily play chess, he casually makes favorable moves for Dianna.
  • Straight Gay (maybe): Can't blame the guy. Loran looks hot in a dress.
  • The Strategist: For the Nocis militia, if they're listening to him that day.
  • Skewed Priorities: He tries to plot out his larger strategy for rebuilding Inglessa's arms and power base while the ship he's on is plummeting from the sky. Colonel Michael promptly stops following his orders.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He decides to push the progress of an industrial revolution that he's dreamed of by taking over the world.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: He constantly has to readjust and start over with his plans thanks to the hotheadedness of both Dianna Counter and the Earthrace militias.
  • Walking the Earth: He ends the series this way, fleeing from the consequences of his actions with Merrybell as a traveling companion.

Colonel Michael Gern

Voice Actor: Tetsuo Kaneo

The leader of Inglessa's militia. Michael is a career soldier who has to quickly adapt to the giant technology gap between the Militia and Dianna Counter. His loyalty, first and foremost, is to Inglessa and the Earthrace as a whole and he'll do whatever he feels necessary for that end.

Lily Borjanno

Voice Actor: Ai Kobayashi

The daughter of Luzianna's ruler, and supposed fiancee of Guin Sard Lineford. Lily steps into the mess that is the Militia-Dianna Counter conflict after the razing of Nocis, when Guin asks her to be a spy for him during negotiations. Although she's playful and sometimes petty, she has a keen sense for politics and remains involved for the rest of the series.
  • Compressed Hair: In space.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Her first appearance is in the very first episode, but she doesn't actually start affecting the plot until much later, after Nocis has been razed.
  • Friendly Enemy: She and Guin, after Guin's Face-Heel Turn. She seems to take it in stride as part of politics, though she's still quite unimpressed.
  • Nice Hat
  • Nerves of Steel: She faces Gym and Agrippa coolly despite being creeped out by them, and shows no fear when used as a hostage.
    • She also insists on staying close to the front lines when she and Malligan command the Amerian alliance against Inglessa and Ghingnham.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Or Hidden Depths. Although she often shows petty and/or childish behavior, she's very sharp when it comes to politics.
  • Parasol of Prettiness: She uses it as a signal of truce on the Moon.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: She always wears an elaborate red dress with an impressive feathered hat.
  • Rich Bitch: She strongarms Dianna (thinking it's Kihel) into volunteering at the hospital when she thinks she's getting too close to Guin.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's a duke's daughter and plays an instrumental role in traveling to the moon and negotiating with the leaders there.
  • Southern Belle: The beautiful and refined daughter of a (literal) Southern Aristocrat, ah do de-clay-ah.

Gavan Gooney

Voice Actor: Hochu Otsuka

The leader of the Suicide Squad, the of Ace Pilots of the Luzianna militia. Gavan is eager to show his prowess in battle, but he's a skilled soldier and pilot. He's very impressed by Sochie and begins courting her almost as soon as they meet.
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