Characters / Turn A Gundam

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

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Moonrace

    Loran Cehack 

Loran Cehack

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

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Main mecha: Turn A Gundam

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, only 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. What's more impressive is that it's not until he starts fighting Mahiros on the moon that he racks up any actual kills.
  • 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.
  • Consummate Liar: Downplayed. He turns out to be very good at keeping secrets and coming up with on-the-spot explanations for small holes in his story. Guin's take on Loran is that he's genuinely a good human being because he overcompensates for the secret(s) he has to hide, and this is largely borne out by how many white lies we see him have to tell as a Moonrace on Earth (which may justify why he was chosen for the mission) and pilot of the White Doll.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: His picture here makes it look white, but it's usually silvery (like Harry's). 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. He is even given a crash-course in how to carry himself like a debutante, to make the proper impression at a ball, and he works it so well that even people he's previously met seem to think he and Laura are different people.
  • 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.
  • Iconic Item: The fish bath toy that he brings from the Moon. He carries it with him for quite a while (even to the adulthood ceremony) and in the final episode, Sochie chucks it into the river because it's a reminder of him. A piece of official artwork reveals that he and Diana found it in the river by their house.
  • Kid Has a Point: Out of all the characters in the series Loran is the only one who ever acknowledges that the Turn-A is just a machine and that it therefore is not responsible for the destruction that was caused in the past, but the person/people who were controlling it were.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Well, Knight in a shining white Gundam anyways. Loran is probably the most honorable character in the series, consistently sticking to his word, while also being one of, if not the, most gentle characters as well. He even has many other traits typically associated with knights besides honor, such as both self-control and, as far as viewers are aware in the series, chastity. His relationship with Dianna could even be interpreted as a type of Chivalric Romance or Bodyguard Crush.
    • As if to emphasize this, in episode 40 one of his old friends, Donna, on the moon describes him as the "Queen's Knight".
  • Lady and Knight: The Knight to Dianna's Lady.
  • 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.
  • The Narrator: Does the next episode narrations. (As it is him, and not Romi Paku, it's only several episodes after the fact that the show recognizes the Twin Switch has happened.)
  • 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.
  • Oblivious to Love: Loran is completely unaware of Sochie's feelings for him, not helped by her fairly antagonistic attitude towards him for the majority of the series. The fact that she see's him in a romantic light is obvious to viewers however, due to the annoyance she typically expresses at seeing Loran and Kihel (really Queen Dianna) together. In-universe it is apparently not that hard to see either, as in episode 26 Miashei expresses surprise with Loran when it becomes clear that he has no idea how Sochie feels about him. She even specifically states that she can't believe he is the "only one who doesn't get it".
  • Please Put Some Clothes On: After having piloted the White Doll nude for a while, Sochie goes to find something for him to wear.
  • Secret Identity: How "Laura Rolla" basically works. The Militia members who work with him, and certain civilians (Guin, the Heim sisters, Keith and Fran) are in on it out of necessity, but they keep up the act for propaganda and how Loran is able to contact the Moonrace without raising suspicions.
    • Clark Kenting: There's more to it than just "Loran in a dress" (carries himself differently, changes his speaking style a little), and it is effective on the Dianna Counter for an embarrassingly long time; of them, only Harry seems to have caught on. It helps that "Laura" shows up after the Dianna Counter became aware of Kihel Heim, and Loran is decidedly not anyone's idea of a mobile suit pilot.
  • Secret Keeper: Even considering his job as a Moonrace survivalist on Earth, he's quite good at keeping secrets. Dianna trusts him, and he never betrays that.
  • 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.
  • Technical Pacifist: Loran never kills anyone if he can help it, but he will resort to it after every other option has failed. That this doesn't happen until the Whales is getting ready to leave the moon should be some proof of how Ace an Ace Pilot he is. In the entire series, he only kills 2 people.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Queen Dianna. In his eyes, she can do no wrong.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Not inside the Gundam, where he's able to easily defeat most enemies he comes across, but outside it. Notably, Loran is around the average size for a teenager in the series, but consistently finds himself facing opponents who are physically larger or more muscular than him when outside the Gundam. This gives them an advantage when a confrontation arises, but Loran constantly manages to hold his own with a surprising amount of competence for one so against violence. It becomes clear even that he must have received some training in combat at some point in the past while he was on the moon, because not only is he skilled in the use of firearms, but he's also an excellent swordfighter as well. The latter comes in handy many times, such as when he fights the King of Adeska in episode 32.
  • 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 is 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 

Queen Dianna Soreil

Voice Actor: Rieko Takahashi

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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.
  • The Atoner: Develops into one of these, with a smidge of Guilt Complex, as the series goes on. She routinely begins to blame herself for actions of people in the present day due to the way they were treated in the past while she was queen. One example is Teteth, who suffered discrimination when she lived on the moon from various members of the Moonrace, which leads her down a path of hatred towards Dianna and eventually results in her death. Dianna blames herself for this, citing Teteth's death as a result of her sins.
    • She does the same at various points in the series when she see's the destruction that the war between the forces of Earth and the moon has caused to the planet.
    • Another example would be the RRET Team, whose ancestors were sent to Earth by Dianna generations ago as advance scouts. The descendents of those scouts wish to rejoin the Moonrace, but suffer from discrimination for having grown up on Earth, which Dianna also blames herself for.
  • 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.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Falls into this during some of her discussion with Agrippa. For example, in episode 44 Agrippa states that he kept the Dark History a secret from the rest of the Moonrace because it would cause their violent instincts to awaken. Shortly after the history is revealed to everyone on the moon the people angrily father around the palace and begin rioting throughout the city. So he appears to be right. However, Dianna in turn points out that had he not enacted numerous policies that limited the freedoms of the people they would not have been placed into a wary state of mind and therefore would not have been so easily triggered by learning about the Dark History.
  • 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 rooted in a hasty personal desire to return to the Earth again, and searches for a more conciliatory avenue of resettlement.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Her family has a special coded melody that they use to encrypt transmissions. Dianna uses this in episode 37 to transmit her location to Harry on the Willgem.
  • 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.
  • Lady and Knight: The Lady to Loran's Knight.
  • 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.
  • Rousing Speech: The finale of episode 44 has Dianna giving one of the best in Gundam history.
    Diana to the entire moon: To my dear loving Moonrace. I must apologize for allowing your insecurity, and I have no good excuse. However, it was my responsibility as your "Queen Dianna". What you saw was the miserable history of mankind. However, that is our heritage as the Moonrace. I wanted all of you to be aware of it. It was for that reason that I broadcast the data from the Winter Palace. We must be aware of it. As mankind always had the potential to repeat the Dark History's mistakes. Perhaps that is simply mankinds unavoidable destiny. However, it is my wish for us to overcome this fate and instead work together to build up a new history. We will show the people of Earth that it is everyone's duty! I would also like to relay this to the ten million Moonrace currently hibernating in the Winter Palace. From now on, there must be permanent contact between the moon and the Earth. Our ancestors lived life according to nature, grew old, and died naturally. That is how humans should live. I think that it is our turn to live in that manner. For this, we must borrow Earth's strength. Let our two people's walk hand in hand together now so that the same mistakes need never be repeated again.
    • The speech can be counted as a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming and a Crowning Momentof Awesome as well.
    • With this speech Dianna manages to apologize for all of the events of the series that came about from her decision, explains her decisions, and silences and awes an entire crowd at the same time. She truly presents herself as she is. Even Kihal notes her as being the one true Queen Dianna. After the speech there are only a few people, such as Gym and Guin, that remain unswayed.
  • 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, and leaps at any opportunity to directly assist people.
    • Episode 45 sees her, along with Kihel, attempting to kill Agrippa for everything that he's done and she is only stopped from doing so because Midgard kills him first.
    • During the finale Dianna leads the final charge against the Turn-X and its Moonlight Butterfly
  • Tragic Dream: Reveals in episode 42 that the centuries she has spent in statis have taken a toll on her body and that it was her wish to return her to Earth with her people, live out the remainder of her life there, and to die like a normal person.
    • With Kihel taking her place as Queen of the Moon in the final episode this will most surely happen eventually.
  • 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.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: While Dianna's body is biologically 19 years-old, the centuries she's spent in cold sleep have still weakened it, meaning that she doesn't have that much longer to live.

    Harry Ord 

Harry Ord

Voice Actor: Tetsu Inada

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Main mecha: SUMO Gold Type

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 and as noted below, he's one of the best pilots in the series.
  • 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, insulting, 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.
    • If anything Harry is actually more of a Quattro Bajeena Clone than a Char. He wears sun glasses instead of a helmet, pilots a golden mobile suit instead of a red one, and isn't villainous in any way. For the last part, this is despite the fact that he had an excuse to be written as such, due to his parents having been commoners on the moon who died due to not being provided with the best cryogenic technology. Despite taking on Char's role as The Rival and The Dragon for a good portion of the series his overall personality leans more towards Quattro's as well.
  • 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.
  • Chewing the Scenery / Milking the Giant Cow / Skyward Scream: Behold, his wrath!
  • Cool Shades: His epic shades that look like bug eyes. (They are apparently high-end civilian models; Jacob gets a pair of his own later on, and complains about the price.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In episode 43 he decimates an entire Mahiroo team on in his, within just a few seconds.
  • 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. He shares the Zeta Gundam-era Char's use of a golden mobile suit and affinity for sunglasses.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: His outfits often involve these.
  • Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Any time Harry is out of uniform, he sticks out spectacularly.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His Weapon of Choice in the SUMO is a 'heat fan', a bizarre, swiveling axelike weapon that looks like this (for the record, the handle is in the round end).
  • Kiai: During the final battle, he lets out a cry of "UNIVEEEEEEERSE!"
  • Large Ham: The normally calm Harry becomes an epic ham when he's pissed.
  • Making a Spectacle of Yourself: His oversized glasses look ridiculous.
  • Official Couple: With Kihel.
  • 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 Rampage of 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.
  • Sunglasses at Night: He always wears his sunglasses.
  • Undying Loyalty: He will do anything to protect Dianna. This eventually extends to Kihel.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Episode 37 sees him punching Kihel in the chest in order to knock her out and hand her over to Gym, so that Dianna can escape hit notice. He later admits that he does this to also put Kihel in a position to take Agrippa down on the moon and he remains with her for her safety, but this still shows the lengths he's willing to go to protect Dianna.
    • Made even more notable by the revelation shortly after that he is in love with Kihel

    Agrippa Maintainer 

Agrippa Maintainer

Voice Actor: Hiroya Ishimaru

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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.
  • Bad Boss: Along with Gym he authorizes the Turn-X to be activated at all costs, which requires power to be drawn from all over the moon. A technician points out that this could damage the life support capsules and hospitals.
  • 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: He sexually harasses Lily everytime they speak, much to her disgust.
  • Evil Chancellor: He plots to become King of the Moon. This leads to him taking over rulership of the moon almost as soon as Dianna leaves it, taking up residence in her palace, plastering his family symbol around the moon, and even keeping the Moonrace's citizens unaware of the war raging on Earth.
  • 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.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Despite his flaws as a leader he's right when he points out that had Dianna never begun the plan to return the Moonrace to Earth there never would have been a conflict at all, stating that the Terran's never even would have come to the moon if not for her.
  • In that case they wouldn't have even known there were people on the moon to begin with.
  • He mentions to Dianna in episode 44 that he kept the Dark History a secret from the rest of the Moonrace because it would cause their violent fighting instincts to awaken. Shortly after the history is revealed to everyone on the moon the people angrily father around the palace and begin rioting throughout the city.
    • Though Dianna counters by informing him that it was the policies he implemented while she was gone that allowed the situation to occure, as they placed people into an uneasy state of mind beforehand.
  • Heck, Midgard kills Agrippa after deciding that the other man was wrong, but still notes afterwards that he made some good arguments concerning Dianna's blame towards the current situation that the Moonrace is in.
  • Knight Templar: He fears that Dianna's push to recolonize Earth will lead to a repeat of the devastating wars from the Dark History. To keep this from happening, he enacts a number of laughably severe martial law restrictions on the moon in her absence...
  • 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 lets 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.

    Gym Ghingnham 

Gym Ghingnham

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

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Main mecha: Turn X

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.
    • Along with Agrippa he authorizes the Turn-X to be activated at all costs, which requires power to be drawn from all over the moon. A technician points out that this could damage the life support capsules and hospitals, but Gym orders him to do it anyways.
  • Big Bad: Once the conflict moves into space, it becomes clear that he's pulling the strings on Agrippa and trying to revive the era of warfare.
  • 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 is that mankind should embrace their fighting instincts to thrive.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: He threatens to rape 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 Gym's aged sword just before he gets cocooned.
  • 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, as though he is being corrupted by the Turn X's sheer power.
  • 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. (Unfortunately, it's not stupidity he obfuscates with so much as rationality - at no point does it ever seem like he's not the smartest guy in his faction.)
  • 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." The official English translation of the Turn A Gundam anime uses Ghingnham.
  • Übermensch: Wants to force the world to conform to his lunatic view of how reality works.
  • Villain Has a Point: Rightly points out to both Guin and Michael that they can't expect to instantly receive an audience with Agrippa as soon as they arrive on the moon. Especially when they did not announce their eventual arrival beforehand.
  • War for Fun and Profit: For Gym, it's all about fun which he never wants to see end - he seems to see Guin's attempts at the "profit" part as ancillary at best. 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 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. Whether his hair is dyed is never explained.

    Meam Midgard 

Meam 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.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: He kills Agrippa partially to spare Dianna from having to do the deed herself.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: If he believes their existence threatens the stability of the Moon, there's nobody he won't betray. Including Agrippa and Queen Dianna at the same time.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Tries to repent for his actions after his My God, What Have I Done? moment (see below). Unfortunately for him, Harry has had quite enough of his Chronic Backstabbing Disorder for one lifetime, and decides the best way for him to repent is to be reduced to a smear on the wall.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Again, to Agrippa. He's basically the only reason why his boss is a legitimate threat.
  • Fantastic Racism: He consistently treats Earthrace folk as either barbarians or threats to the Moon.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: He shoots Teteh, who was brawling in the middle of a dustcloud at the time, very neatly through the forehead.
  • Lean and Mean: Notably skinnier and taller than the rest of the cast. Midgard is also one of the more ruthless villains in the series.
  • Looks Like Cesare: Dark hair, sallow skin, baggy eyes... yep.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After realizing that he's awakened the Moonlight Butterfly.
  • Non-Action Guy: He's not a soldier or suit pilot except in the direst of straits - he took a job as Keith's factory floor boss while laying low - though he'll happily stab you in the back if necessary.
  • Obviously Evil: Perhaps the most immediately sinister-looking character in the show.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Dislikes messy, casualty-high operations, mostly because they'd draw too much attention to him. It's why he offs Teteth.
  • The Starscream: He murders Agrippa once the latter's incompetence becomes clear and intends to kill Dianna because her policies led to a Smug Snake like Agrippa seizing power. Midgard intends to take power after killing Dianna, but Harry executes him before he can do anything.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Values the stability of the Moon above everything else. Everything.
  • Smug Snake: High-functioning, but a bit too overconfident for his own good.

    Teteth Halleh 

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.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Played with. While she dies from a gun shot and there is a noticeable wound no blood ever comes from it. Furthermore, just a few minutes later when her body is seen for the last time the wound has completely disappeared.
  • 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.
  • Missing Mom: Her mother Linda is a Human Popsicle. Linda eventually is unthawed, but by that point Teteth is long dead.
  • 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 

Phil Ackman

Voice Actor: Tsuyoshi Koyama

Main mecha: WaDom

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.
    "We haven't yet received orders saying we can't blow them to pieces."
    • 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 and they make him look calm and rational in comparison.
  • Fantastic Racism: Is very contemptuous of the Earthrace.
  • Glorious Leader: He makes a stab at this, giving a grand speech to Dianna Counter about taking back earth and Moonrace superiority and etcetera. It doesn't pan out when the mutiny fails.
  • Karma Houdini: He faces no long-term repercussions for his mutiny, even after everything is resolved.
  • 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 

Poe Eiji

Voice Actor: Yumiko Nakanishi

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Main mecha: WaDom, SUMO

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: Even though she's harsh and has no qualms about crushing the Militia, she spends the first part of the series 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.
  • What an Idiot: Firing at a mobile suit when you know it's carrying multiple nuclear warheads, the effects of which you just viewed in the previous episode?

    The Rhett Team 

The Rhett Team

Main mecha: FLAT

The Rhett 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 the 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.
  • Back for the Finale: The surviving members of Rhett Team appear in the finale after leaving the story when Cancer and Muron went to space. They finally get to return to the moon.
  • 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.
  • Going Native: Sort of, as far as Dianna Counter's concerned.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Cancer and Muroon hold off the Ghingnham fleet long enough for Loran to destroy the Mistletoe asteroid before it crashes into Von City. While they survive the battle, their suits are rendered inoperable and they are last seen drifting in space with only five days worth of air left and little hope of rescue.
  • Hot-Blooded: All of them are prone to hammy violence.
  • 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.
  • Put on a Bus: When Cancer and Muron go to space, the rest of Rhett Team remains on the Earth and vanishes until the epilogue.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Cancer has the sleeves torn off her shirt to show off some very impressive arms.
  • 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. Their loyalty is especially notable since they have never been to the moon or met Dianna before the series, yet are more loyal to her than some of the people that actually came to Earth with her in the end.
  • 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 only puts on a shirt when he needs to wear a spacesuit.

    Merrybell Gadget 

Merrybell Gadget

Voice Actor: Rio Natsuki

Main mecha: Bandit

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.
  • Ax-Crazy: When she gets a hold of the Turn A, she has no reservations about activating its most destructive capabilities, including the Moonlight Butterfly.
  • Blood Knight: Like the rest of the Ghingnham fleet, Merrybell lives for war.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: A rather dark one: like most of the Ghingnham fleet, she views war as a game, but she's a lot more enthusiastic about fighting then the rest.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's the pilot of the of one of the Bandit mobile suits that were excavated alongside the Turn X and quite good at it.

    Sweatson Stero 

Sweatson Stero

Voice Actor: Tora Uganda

Main mecha: Mahiroo

An obese pilot in the Ghignham Fleet.
  • Acrofatic: Sweatson is obese, but at one point he's shown piloting his Mahiroo as a mobile fighter, which means that he actually is quite skilled at hand to hand combat.
  • Blood Knight: Like the rest of the Ghingnham Fleet, Sweatson lives for battle.
  • Fat Bastard: He's an obese Jerkass who loves fighting.
  • Jerkass: He's constantly abusing his subordinates.
  • Karmic Death: Sweatson loves to bully his subordinates for no real reason. Sweatson is ultimately killed by his boss Gym for no real reason.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Sweatson often fights even without Gym's approval. He even fights insides Gengham without regard for how severe the risk of destroying the city is. This tendency gets him killed when he fights against the Turn A when Gym doesn't want him to.

    Corin Nander 

Corin Nander

Voice Actor: Yasuhiko Kawazu

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Main mecha: Eigail, Corin Kapool

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.
  • Ace Custom: The Corin Kapool is a regular Kapool with a WaDom fist (converted to work as a Rocket Punch!) and a Minch Drill, painted red and with a squad leader's horn.
  • Ace Pilot: After getting a Kapool tuned and customized to his liking, he uses it to beat a Mahiro in a mid-air battle.
  • Back for the Finale: After walking out of the series about halfway through, he walks back in to participate in the Final Battle.
  • Bad Boss: Bruno and Jacop are terrified of him, although Corin doesn't act with malice towards them so much as he assumes they'll enjoy attacking dangerous Militia troops as much as he does.
  • Berserk Button: The Turn A Gundam. Expanded in the Super Robot Wars games to any white-colored Gundams.
  • Boxed Crook: He was placed in cold sleep for a long-forgotten crime committed millennia ago. Agrippa has him released to join the fight for Earth.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: He may be a skilled pilot and able soldier, but he's kind of... odd. See the Psychopathic Manchild entry below.
  • Carry a Big Stick: His Eagail's massive club is amongst the first handheld mobile suit weapons used in the show.
  • Disney Death: He appears to fall into an underground river of lava (we see him thrown clear of his Eagle, but still troublingly close to an active flow), but shows up a number of episodes later as a monk.
  • Dumbass Has a Point/Jerkass Has a Point: He is completely correct about the Turn A being a threat to humanity.
  • Evil Albino: He's completely pale. While he's more of a Jerk Ass, than evil, he still fits this trope.
  • Foreshadowing: Long before the truth of the Dark History is revealed Corin mentions the word "Gundam" and past memories of it being a force of destruction. Not only does this foreshadow the Dark History, it also hints at his own past being different from other members of the Moonrace as well. Though he is not the only one to mention the word Gundam, he is the only one to mention having actual memories of it, making his eventual flashback to Wing Zero make even more sense.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He knocks Merrybell out of the battle with a Kapool and frees the Turns from one another, giving Loran the chance to defeat Gym before the Moonlight Butterfly destroys civilization, but he dies in the process.
  • Hot-Blooded: Very hammy and very, very eager to fight.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Underlining the whole Psychopathic Manchild thing. Pure Is Not Good, remember?
  • Jerk Jock: He's a loud, brutish fitness fanatic who's constantly stretching and exercising.
  • Kick the Dog: He attacks Nocis City without warning or orders solely to lure out the Gundam.
  • Knight Templar: He'll go to any length to stop the Turn A, because he knows how dangerous it truly is. He then extends this courtesy to the Turn X as well.
  • Large Ham: Every word Corin speaks and every action he takes is very over the top.
  • Laughably Evil: During his stint as a villain, Corin does many horrible things, but his mannerisms are too amusing for the audience to hate him.
  • Made of Iron:
    • Tumbles off the top of the Gallop and can still get up and run while firing an RPG.
    • Not to mention he somehow survived an encounter with Wing Zero. It takes something like direct contact with the Moonlight Butterfly to kill him.
  • Military Maverick: Apparently, his inability to obey orders is one of the reasons he was locked up in the first place. He still hasn't learned his lesson, as he ignores Dianna's orders to spare Loran, even though she warns him that she will execute him for insubordination if he disobeys.
  • My Life Flashed Before My Eyes: During the final battle, when the Turns reveal their full power, he relieves his memories of his encounter with the Wing Zero Custom
  • No Indoor Voice: NONE WHATSOEVER. EVEN AS A FREAKING MONK.
  • Pet the Dog: The way he treats the children at the festival after becoming a monk.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Apparently it's a side effect of being cold-imprisoned for so long. While his mind was still awake. He eventually shakes it off, ultimately and pointedly forcing Miashei and Sochie to stay well away from the Turns by stealing their Kapools.
  • Rocket Punch: He straps one onto his Kapool and... uses it to perform a GroinAttack on the Turn X.
  • Scary Black Man: It's not immediately obvious because of his albinism.
  • Share the Male Pain: A particularly bizarre example of this trope: Corin feels the pain, when Sochie kicks his mobile suit in his "groin".
  • Tattooed Crook: He's got a large blue one on his face. (It's apparently a side effect of cold sleep.)
  • Walking the Earth: After failing in his initial mission. He styles himself as a traveling monk and seems to walk out of the series, but comes back to help in the last few episodes.

    Fran Doll 

Fran Doll

Voice Actor: Kumiko Watanabe

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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 and mostly without fuss 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. Basically she looks like a newsboy.
  • Camera Fiend: Her big box camera is always with her, and she likes taking photos for fun too. She eventually upgrades to a Moonrace digital camera.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: Does this in episode 25 after witnessing Moonrace soldiers burn and raid a town for its food supplies. Fran is told by an escaping citizen, while taking pictures, that no one will publish them, which causes her to ponder how the world got to its current state when not long ago she was publishing stories about peace and negotiations.
  • Every Girl Is Cuter with Hair Decs: She wears a round blue hairclip.
  • Heroic B.S.O.D.: When she learns that the Luzianna newspapers are taking her war articles and suppressing them so that people will think the negotiations are working.
  • Going for the Big Scoop: She's determined to report on the war no matter how dangerous it is and gets back to taking her pictures fairly quickly after her BSOD, even though there's little chance of them being published.
  • 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: Her blue cap.
  • 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 WaD backs down.

    Keith Laijee 

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.
  • A Day in the Limelight: One episode is all about Keith and his struggles to survive and protect his girlfriend with not much more than a bread truck in the war zone.
  • 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 

Bruno & Jacop

Voice Actor: Kazunari Tanaka and Hidenari Ugaki

Main mecha: Gozzo, Godwin

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 

Will Game

Voice Actor: Kenichi Sakaguchi

Main mecha: Cannon Illefuto

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 the Militia.
  • 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 

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: He always wears glasses and is one of the smartest members of the cast.
  • 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: He bears a resemblance to the 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.
  • Reverse Mole: During the final arc, Horace and his fellow engineers join Guin so they can sabotage Guin's plans to mass produce mobilesuits.
  • The Stoic: There are Buddhist monks who could take lessons from Horace about tranquillity.

Earthers

    Sochie Heim 

Sochie Heim

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

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Main mecha: Kapool

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.
    • The second slap at the hands of Dianna is also partially based on Sochie's decision to marry Gavane, which itself seems to be either in order to gain Loran's attention or to spite Loran for not noticing her. Dianna mentions that if Sochie plans to marry Gavane for the wrong reasons then she has little choice but to slap her and attempts to do so again before Sochie runs off.
  • 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 clearly pretty unhappy with the situation.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Towards Loran naturally. She's shown being annoyed at his growing closeness with her sister (really Queen Dianna) on multiple occassions, competes for his attention, and when she becomes engaged to Gavane actually accuses Loran of wanting him to die. In reality Loran is simply questioning her decision to get married in the middle of a war and without consulting her mother.
  • 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 rash actions have dangerous consequences for her allies particularly after Gavan dies.
  • 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 a pink dress 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: She lets one out in the epilogue to vent her frustration over Loran choosing Dianna over her..
  • Sour Supporter: Complains bitterly 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, after they're dug up, becomes a Kapool pilot.
  • Tsundere: When describing her, Loran pretty much gives the dictionary definition of Type A.
  • You Killed My Father: Her Fantastic Racism towards the Moonrace begins after her father is killed during the Dianna Counter's arrival on Earth.

    Kihel Heim 

Kihel Heim

Voice Actor: Rieko Takahashi

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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.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Gives one to Harry in episode 38. Thankfully he returns her feelings, though he does mention that since he is a Royal Guard Queen Dianna is the only person he can hold in his heart.
    • Doesn't stop the two from eventually getting together though.
  • 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.
  • Both Sides Have a Point: Just like Dianna, Kihel also gets into this with Agrippa in episode 44. Agrippa spends time chastising Dianna for going to Earth and the negative effects it had on the Moonrace. Indeed, had she not gone then it is unlikely that either Gym or Agrippa would have gained power to begin with. Kihel counters however by stating that Terrans would have eventually made it to the moon anyways.
    • Based on the Dark History, the fact that mobile suits and space ships were always waiting on Earth to be discovered, and the basic evolution of technology, she is absolutely right on this point.
  • Body Double: Later in the series, she starts to take on Dianna's identity to stop assassins from attacking the real Dianna.
  • 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. She gets her wish and then some...
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is much more feminine than her younger sister.
  • The Ojou: She's very rich.
  • Official Couple: With Harry.
  • Ojou Ringlets: Her hairstyle.
  • 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 

Miashei Kune

Voice Actor: Noriko Kitou

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Main mecha: Kapool

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: One of the Militia's main pilots.
  • 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. And then she starts banging on the cockpit with the hammer.
  • Kid Has a Point: She is spot on when she notes that the name "Turn-X Gundam" makes no sense, since a turned x is still going to look like a regular x, regardless of how you turn it. Doubles as Crowning Moment of Funny as well.
  • 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. She seems to have hooked up with that Moonrace WaD pilot she met and argued over whether to call it a WaD or an "Armadillo" with. The TV ending implies it; the novelization confirms it.
  • 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 

Joseph Yaht

Voice Actor: Setsuji Satoh

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Main mecha: FLAT

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.
  • Beta Couple: With Fran Doll.
  • Braids, Beads and Buckskins: Wears the Mayincatec version of this as his civilian outfit—less beads, more medallions.
  • Dark-Skinned Redhead
  • Fantastic Racism: His tribe was subject to persecution by the Adeskans, causing his family to flee and give him up for adoption. It's left him with a chip on his shoulder in Inglessa. Late in the series, he develops a grudge againstthe Moonrace, but its implied that it is more of anxiety about his becoming a father.
    • The racism towards the Moonrace pops up towards the beginning of the series, after the group occupies Earth. This makes him similar to many other Earthers. Joseph however is never as harsh in his dislike for them, with the most notable thing about him being that long into the series he continues to distrust Loran after finding out that he is a member of the Moonrace. This is despite the fact that Loran has been fighting on the side of the different Earth militia for the entire series.
  • Happily Adopted: He was adopted by Sid and his crew and has no real desire to go back home.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His brief stint piloting the Turn A in the second-to-last episode has him recklessly charging Gym Ghingnham and the Turn X.
  • Nice Hat: Occasionally seen to wear a bowler.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He eventually becomes the pilot of the FLAT and leads the Jalopy Team.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: When they travel to his native Adeska, a place he hasn't been since he was a baby.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality: His comrades consider him to be stern and aloof, but being around Fran brings out his warmer side.

    Sid Munzer 

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 Sard Rhineford 

Guin Sard Rhineford

Voice Actor: Gou Aoba

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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.
  • Beardness Protection Program: He grows out his hair and grows a mustache to disguise himself in the epilogue.
  • 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: He's in love with Loran, but Guin refuses to tell him because Guin fears that doing so will ruin his ambitions.
  • 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: He has dark skin and blond hair.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: When Guin allies with Gym, he fails to realize that Gym is a brute who will gleefully disobey orders to satisfy his bloodlust. All Guin's alliance with Gym accomplishes is to unite the nations of Ameria against Guin. Ultimately, Guin loses his flagship Willghem to a stray beam rifle blast fired by Gym's Turn X.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Five episodes before the end, he forms an alliance with Gym so the Ghingnham fleet will help him unite Ameria by force and turn America into a superpower to rival the Moonrace.
  • Graceful Loser: While Guin is initially upset when his men desert him, when Lily confronts him during the final battle he accepts his defeat with grace.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He built up a military and applied military pressure to Dianna Counter forces just when they landed in order to get a better negotiating position than what they had offered over the radio. When it backfired, leading to war, he tried to negotiate a peaceful settlement.
  • Just Think of the Potential: This is ultimately what he uses to justify his Face–Heel Turn, believing that reawakening the horrors of the Black History in bringing about his industrial revolution is worth all the technological marvels that come with them.
  • 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 novelization.
  • Smart People Play Chess: When Dianna and Lily play chess, he casually makes favorable moves for Dianna.
  • Straight Gay: He's in love with Loran.
  • 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 

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.
  • Colonel Smooth And Lieutenant Rough: He's much neater in appearance and manner than his reliable Lieutenant Yani.
  • Colonel Badass: He's a colonel and leads Inglessia's militia.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: In episode 36, while suffering from Space Madness, conducting a mutiny, and attempting to get back to Earth in mobile suits that do not have either the oxygen or fuel to make the journey, Michael raises a fair point:
    Colonel Michael to Loran: Flying into enemy territory with just one ship is far too rash!
    • He makes you realize that the Willgem really has no idea what kind of welcome they're going to receive when they get to the moon. Granted, things work out well in the end, but neither Guin or Dianna had any way of knowing that it would. In fact, the odds were against them since it was known that Agrippa and Gym had gained a sizeable amount of power at this point. The Willgem could have been flying straight into an entire fleet of ships ready to destroy them.
    • Also note that Michael is only being a dumbass in this situation, due to the Space Madness. Throughout the rest of the series he's an efficient leader.
  • Face–Heel Turn: He brings the Willgame into Guin's alliance with Gym Ghingnham.
  • Guile Hero: He has to be use his cunning to succeed in battle, due to the massive disparity between Militia and Moonrace technology.
  • Karma Houdini: Micheal's unauthorized attack on the Soleil kicks off the war against the Moonrace and prompts the Moonrace to attack and destroy Nocis, but Michael never suffers any consequences for this. At the end of the series, he appparently goes back to his old duties without any consequences for hitching his wagon to the Ghingnham faction.
  • Nice Hat: Which he keeps on even when he has his jacket off.
  • The Strategist: When Guin isn't giving them orders, Michael directs the militia's battle plans. And by "isn't giving them orders", we mean "isn't there in person to stop them from doing something well-planned but astonishingly stupid".
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: He abandons Guin for good in the final episode when Guin is still trying to be The Chessmaster... while the Willgame is about to crash.

    Lily Borjanno 

Lily Borjanno

Voice Actor: Ai Kobayashi

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The daughter of Luzianna's ruler, and supposed fiancee of Guin Sard Rhineford. 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 (she's standing behind Guin in his airship, when he saves Loran), 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: She wears a large hat from time to time.
  • 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.

    Gavane Gooney 

Gavane Gooney

Voice Actor: Hochu Otsuka

Main mecha: Borjanon

The leader of the Suicide Squad, the of Ace Pilots of the Luzianna militia. Gavane 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.
  • The Ace: He's the best pilot of the Luzianna militia.
  • Ace Custom: Sort of. Rather than being a machine built for him, he picked it because it looked different from the other excavated Borjanons. Amusingly, that's because it's the older, inferior Zaku Mk.I, as opposed to the Mk.II - though whether the difference is just cosmetic or not isn't clear.
  • Amazon Chaser: He likes strong women. This is why he's attracted to Sochie.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He has dark skin, although whether he's black is never specified.
  • Badass Moustache: A rather dashing Errol Flynn-esque one.
  • Fourth Date Marriage: He proposes to Sochie after a very short time of knowing her, aware of just how short life can be for people in their profession.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He repairs Sochie's pilot cap through sewing with no trace of self-consciousness.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: He challenges Loran to a fight and chides an attempt to interrupt with "this a fight between men with mobile dolls!"

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