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    Domon Kasshu
Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese), Mark Gatha (English)

Debut: Episode 1: Gundam Fight Begins! The Gundam That Fell to Earth
Mobile Fighters: GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam, GF13-017NJII God Gundam

Domon is the perpetually irritated Gundam Fighter of Neo-Japan. He returned home after ten years training to find that his mother was dead and his father was sentenced to cryogenic imprisonment for building the Devil Gundam, which was stolen by Kyoji Kasshu and taken to Earth. The Neo-Japanese government offered Domon a deal: find Kyoji and win the Gundam Fight, and his father would be released. Domon spends most of the early episodes interrupting other people's fights and shoving Kyoji's picture at everyone he encounters, saying "Have you seen this man?"

He pilots the Shining Gundam, which uses its distinctive and highly-effective Shining Finger as a finishing move. Its Emotion Energy System also gives it a Super Mode that Domon struggles to control. As he befriends his rivals, makes enemies of others, and has a disastrous reunion with his mentor, Master Asia, Domon learns various lessons about the nature of fighting, the truth behind the Devil Gundam, and starts to soften up... very, very gradually.

His Shuffle Crest is the King of Hearts, making him the leader of the Shuffle Alliance.

  • The Ace: Holds this position among the Shuffle Alliance. Out of a group of the best Gundam Fighters on the planet he stands above the rest. Not only is he the leader of the group, he's also the only member to pass through the Gundam Finals without losing a single match, which involves him beating each of the other members and finally defeating Master Asia, the previous Champion.
  • Alliterative Name: Not him, but his Mid-Season Upgrade; the titular God Gundam.
  • The Apprentice: Yugo Kagami, The Hero of two short manga that take place in 14th Gundam Fight, is his pupil. He was Master Asia's before the series began.
  • Badass Baritone: In the Japanese version, Seki's spectacular acting gives Domon a deep voice to emphasize his badassitude. Less so in the English dub, where his voice is more normal.
  • Badass Boast: He publicly vows to win every one of his matches in the Finals. This pisses off a number of the other champions—since the Finals aren't a single-elimination set up, he's not actually required to win every matchnote  and they take his belief that he can win everything as an arrogant insult.
  • Badass and Child Duo: He and Argo are usually the ones who pair up with Sai Saici. Sai Saici is a badass in his own right, mind you.
  • Badass Cape: He almost always wears a cape as part of his standard getup. Good thing, too, as it comes in handy from time to time.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Develops this towards Allenby
    • Parodied in an SRW 4koma where a bunch of heroines with their big brother on the bad guy's side being dramatic results in Kyoji wondering why he's the only one with a little brother. Domon is not amused.
  • Blood Knight: Throughout all the character development he gets over the series, one trait that never changes is how much he enjoys a good scrap.
  • Bullet Catch: First episode only. Bandits surround him with automatic weapons? Aaaaand he catches all of them to show just how badass he is.
  • Calling Your Attacks: Well, everyone does this, but Domon's practically turned this into an art form, calling not only his attacks but usually a short speech for each one.
  • Catchphrase: "Have you seen this man?!" up until the Shinjuku arc, while showing a picture of Kyoji. Often shoving it in their face while he's in the middle of a fight.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Not as absurdly presented as Master "I can stand on lasers 'cause I'm so awesome" Asia, but the guy still can catch machine gun fire with one hand and stand up despite being pulled down by a magnet exerting 2,000 G's on him. Then there's of course the infamous moment where he and Master Asia kick and punch a freaking skyscraper out of the ground while both were exhausted and injured.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Rain. They have Belligerent Sexual Tension though out the series and grew up together in Neo-Japan. Their families are quite close.
  • Clear My Name: Specifically, he fights to clear his father's name, as he is convinced of Dr. Kasshu's innocence.
  • Cool Horse: After Master Asia's death, Fuunsaiki chooses Domon as his new keeper.
  • Dub Name Change: His Mid-Season Upgrade, the God Gundam, is renamed Burning Gundam in the English version.
  • Enlightenment Superpowers: This is how Domon manages to finally achieve the true or full power of his super mode, Hyper Mode.
    Schwarz on activating Hyper Mode: A serene state of mind. Your soul must be unobstructed like a mirror and tranquil like water after a storm.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In the first ten minutes of the show, Domon befriends a kid and then gets into a bar brawl.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: Both his Finishing Moves, the Shining and God Finger. The Shining Finger generally crushes his opponent's head, while the God Finger blasts it off.
  • Friend to All Children:
    • Apparently, having the social skills of a ten-year-old works out pretty well when you're interacting with actual ten-year-olds.
    • The first smile (a nice smile, not an "I'm about to kick your ass" smile) he displays in the series is towards a little girl.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric, generally acts distant but will get angry or emotional when his loved ones are in danger.
  • Golden Super Mode: Like the rest of the Shuffle Alliance, his Mobile Fighters' true Hyper Modes turn the Gundam pure gold.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Good scars, as "X" Marks the Hero. He has a cross-shaped scar on his cheek. One 4koma jokingly claims that as punishment for messing up during training, Master Asia would draw an X on his cheek and it happened so often it became permanent.
  • Hachimaki: He wears a red headband befitting his hotblooded warrior persona. Strictly speaking, it's the only part of his outfit that he wears both in his civilian garb and in the mobile trace suit. Master Asia steals it once or twice to use as a weapon.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Downplayed. Both he and his Gundams are equipped with swords, but Domon prefers hand-to-hand combat.
  • Heroic BSoD: Several in the final arc.
    • When he learns the truth about Kyoji and Schwarz. He learns his brother is still a good man just in time to be forced to kill him, since it's the only way to truly free him and stop the Devil Gundam. He's barely able to do it.
    • In the finale he almost gives up entirely when he realizes that Rain is the core unit of the Devil Gundam. It takes all three of his dead mentors, his mom's spirit, the Shuffle Alliance, and Allenby to snap him out of it.
  • Hot-Blooded: accompanying his catchphrases... ALL THE TIME!
  • I Was Just Passing Through: In the early episodes, this is the attitude he takes towards people he helps, usually about five minutes after refusing their pleas because "it's not his problem."
  • Idiot Hero: Even moreso in the 2010 manga retelling of the series. To quote the man himself, he's "a guy who's ill at ease, and knows only how to fight."
  • Ineffectual Loner: At first, when he's completely focused on his mission and nothing else. The time he spends trapped in Neo Japan's virtual reality machine in episode 6 actually implies that he wasn't always this way, as when he is shown around his family his personality is completely different. It seems that it was returning to Neo Japan to find his mother dead, his father in cryosleep, and his brother a wanted fugitive changed him. He grows out of this over the rest of the series and by the time episode 20 rolls around Rain actually points out that, despite his statements insisting otherwise, that he's come to develop close friendships with George, Argo, Sai Saici, and Chibodee.
    • This is also heavily deconstructed as the antagonists of the series used his reliance on them giving him directions and aversion to talk his peers to get Domon to do what they want at the detriment of everyone else. A lot of the issues in the show could have been avoided had Domon been more open with his mission with others, and the antagonists' plans get scuttled only when Domon abandons this trope.
  • Invincible Hero: Not so much in the early episodes, but by the time the Neo Hong Kong arc rolls around he wins every match he's in after vowing to win all of his matches. Some of these victories are well fought for and earned, while others frankly strain credulity.
  • Jerkass --> Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He has an extremely difficult time expressing himself in any other than combat. He does slowly begin to open up more normally as the series goes on, revealing his kinder side.
  • Kamehame Hadoken: Sekiha Tenkyoken, the ultimate technique developed by Master Asia, which focuses all power from the God Finger into both hands, and shoots it in a gigantic energy sphere.
  • Large Ham: Why just say a line of dialogue when you can YELL IT AT THE TOP OF YOUR LUNGS?!
  • The Leader: Inherits this position in the Shuffle Alliance from Master Asia before the series begins. However, it takes him a while to really grow into it, since he's an Ineffectual Loner at first. As time goes on however he proves to be this in a combination of the Headstrong and Charismatic varieties. He is capable of impressing the other main Gundam fighters with his skills, courage, and determination, while also drawing them to him with these traits. This is part of what leads each of them to travel to the Guyana Highlands after their run-in with the Dark Gundam during the Shinjuku Arc and Rain even points this out to Domon.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Part of his Character Development is breaking this habit and learning how to maintain a serene, focused state of mind in battle.
  • Manly Tears: After the deaths of Kyoji and Schwarz, then, an episode later, that of Master Asia.
  • Mr. Fanservice: To a nearly memetic level within the Gundam fandom due to his infamous "suiting up" scene every time that's played every time he climbs in his Gundam.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: The only Gundam fighter to gain one, moving from Shining Gundam to the Burning/God Gundam right as the Tournament Arc is about to start.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Particularly in his Neo Hong Kong rematches with his Shuffle Alliance buddies, where he pulls out completely new techniques like the God Shadow and God Slash Typhoon to counter his friends' specialty techniques, only to never use these new abilities again.
  • No Indoor Voice: As stated in Large Ham above. Up to Eleven when he's fighting in his Gundam.
  • No Social Skills: From the age of ten to twenty, he trained alone with Master Asia. Domon learned how to communicate with his fists amazingly... communicate like a rational human being, not so much.
  • Pet the Dog: Helping the Italian orphans in the first episode shows that he's not a complete Jerkass. His kindness towards Gina Rodriguez is also the first time he's nice to another adult in the early episodes. (It helps that she saved him from being murdered by her brother.)
  • Phrase Catcher:
    • "You fool!" Often combined with "you worthless / idiot pupil" by Master Asia.
    • Also, one of Domon's own Calling Your Attacks-style Catch Phrases ("This hand of mine is burning red! Its loud roar tells me to grasp victory!") gets repeated back to him by his opponents frequently in the finals whenever they trade finishing blows.
  • Power of Love: Leave it to Domon Kasshu to turn an Anguished Declaration of Love into a finishing move.
  • Red Is Heroic: Has a red Badass Cape and Hachimaki. His Latex Space Suit also changes to red everytime the Shining is on Gundam Super Mode. Lastly, the God Gundam's hands turn red everytime he's using the God Finger.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Deals these more than once.
  • Spanner in the Works: For anyone with any kind of plan ever, even the people who are on his side.
  • Stranger in a Familiar Land: Domon's return to civilization is far from a smooth transition, only compounded by his mother's death, his father's cryogenic imprisonment, and Kyoji's apparent Face–Heel Turn
  • Stupid Sexy Flanders: Domon Kasshu, making Gundam fanboys... er, slightly uncomfortable ever since 1994!
  • Super Mode: Originally activated through Unstoppable Rage, Domon moves beyond this after managing to attain inner peace, which leads to him gaining a Golden Super Mode instead.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: When he's not shouting or fighting, he's usually making sarcastic remarks about something or other.
  • Tsundere: Sometimes borders on a male Type A towards Rain, specially in the last episodes.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: What better time for him to say this than in the finale, towards the perpetrator who was behind all the crap he has been through? Naturally, we know who he's talking to.
    Domon: You piece of filth! My dad! My mom! My brother! Schwarz! My master! You've taken them all from me! And now Rain! Ulube... You'll pay for this. There's no way I'll ever forgive you!
  • The Unfavorite: Hinted to be one of these for being Book Dumb and much younger than his brother. In a subversion, he and his father don't hate each other.
  • Unstoppable Rage: The method through which Domon activates his Super Mode for the Shining Gundam for around the first 20 episodes of the series. Towards the end of his training in the Guyana Highlands however he manages to get his anger under control and gains a type of enlightenment, thanks to Schwarz, which allows him to access the upgrade to the Golden Super Mode, called Hyper Mode within the series. Even the way he originally activates his Super Mode displays this:
    Domon: Take this! And this! And this! My love, my anger, and all of my sorrow!
    • As he obtains the Burning Gundam Domon then becomes a volcanic raging fighter and with his new Signature Move it takes his hot bloodedness to a whole nother level.
  • Unusual Eyebrows: Thick angular ones at that.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: The sun on the Japanese flag serves as his Latex Space Suit's Chest Insignia.
  • "X" Marks the Hero: He has a cross-shaped scar on one cheek, marking him from the beginning as a strong fighter.
    Rain Mikamura
Voiced by: Yuri Amano (Japanese), Jennifer Holder (English)

Debut: Episode 1: Gundam Fight Begins! The Gundam That Fell to Earth
Mobile Fighters: GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam, JMF-1336R Rising Gundam

Rain is Domon's long-suffering partner and childhood friend. She is both his mechanic and personal physician, and he makes it equally difficult to keep the Gundam and himself in working order. She was called to join Neo-Japan's crew right out of college thanks to the Devil Gundam affair and her father being the designer of the Shining Gundam.

Rain is quite unlike Domon; compassionate and level-headed to most everyone (apart from her infuriating partner) with a tendency to treat hostage situations as a social faux pas on the part of the kidnapper. Though she's not a combatant by trade, she still handles herself pretty well in dangerous situations and can pilot a Gundam at need. Her friendship with Domon gradually deepens over the course of the series as they bail each other out of dangerous situations and uncover more of the truth about the Devil Gundam... which leads Rain to discover some unpleasant truths of her own.

  • Action Girl: Partial double subversion. Rain is not a fan of fighting in general (as her worry for Domon shows so many times) but she's managed to hold her own in the Shining Gundam against the Devil Troops a few times and eventually trounces Allenby (in Berserk Mode, no less!) once she gets a hold of the Rising Gundam for herself.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the G Gundam episode of Gundam Evolve, Rain (and the Rising Gundam) go from being "not really an action girl in a copy of the hero's obsolete first mecha" to "able to beat the hero in his Mid-Season Upgrade." Notably, she gets a Rising Finger attack to counter Domon's God Finger. (The canonicity of these shorts is dubious, but considering both have their end-of-series Mobile Fighters, it's entirely possible Rain took up some martial arts training with Domon post-Gundam Fight).
  • Apocalypse Maiden: Is used by Ulube to become the core life unit of the Devil Gundam, her guilt over her father's betrayal of Domon giving it the energy it needs to obtain its ultimate form. Dr. Kashu even states that at this point, the only way to stop it is to kill Rain until Allenby helps Domon realize he has another option .
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • She tazes some men in black suits who are trying to rub out Domon in New York City.
    • Comandeering the Rising Gundam and shoulder-charging the Brainwashed and Crazy Allenby as she was about to finish off Domon on Lantau Island..
  • Calling the Old Man Out: When her father tries to kill Schwarz and seems unrepentant for destroying the Kasshu family and involving her in his scheming, she gives him a big wake-up call.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Domon.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: A mild case once Allenby shows up. Rain gets passive-aggressive towards her (and punts her and Domon out of God Gundam's cockpit, but that was also for security reasons). It doesn't help when Allenby is able to help Domon out in the tag team match, making Rain feel inadequate in comparison.
  • Closer to Earth: Somehow she manages to (mostly) keep a cool head and healthy emotional state until near the end of the series, despite spending all that time with Domon.
  • Combination Attack: Twice with Domon. Once with Shining Finger in Shinjuku, and the second time when they finished off the Devil Gundam with Erupting God Finger Sekiha Love Love Tenkyoken.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: Positioned this way while "piloting" the Devil Gundam.
  • Deuteragonist: The second most important character in the story after Domon.
  • Heroic BSoD: When she finds out what her father did to the Kasshu family she is absolutely devastated.
  • Hospital Hottie: The Medic and the show's resident Ms. Fanservice.
  • Hostage Situation: Ends up in these a couple of times, usually from people trying to force Domon to fight them. Fortunately, they aren't truly malicious and she treats the situation largely as an annoyance.
  • Hot Scientist: She's a sight for sore eyes, especially when she puts on the skintight Mobile Trace System bodysuit.
  • Improbable Age: Supplementary materials says that she's 20 years old, yet she's already both a licensed doctor and engineer.
  • Lady of War: Rain always keeps a sense of elegance to herself, and that translates into her fighting style being like that of a samurai wife (i.e. a Yamato Nadeshiko)—the Rising Gundam's primary weapon is a naginata and its secondary is a bow.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Ends up coming close to Allenby in fighting when she needs to. She's also been known to use a stun gun when Domon gets in over his head. She's even capable of piloting a Mobile Fighter.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: She is greatly distressed when she discovers this
  • The Medic: Was actually a medical student at the Colony University, so she pulls double-duty fixing Domon as well as the Gundam.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her regular outfit boldly flaunts her shapely legs. And like Domon, there are lingering camera shots when she dons the Trace suit.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: The Rising Gundam's primary weapon is a heat naginata - as befitting a mecha piloted by a Lady of War (the other weapon the Rising has is a beam-bow, emblematic of yet another weapon choice popular among Yamato Nadeshiko).
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: She is unaware of her father's Redemption Equals Death due to being forced as the Devil Gundam's "pilot". When Domon tells her, she cries.
  • Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Serves as both The Medic and The Engineer for Domon.
  • She's Got Legs: She wears a short skirt which shows off her shapely legs and her Trace suit has very tall "boots".
  • Sins of Our Fathers: She feels as though her father's crimes have stained her too and leaves Domon after his victory because she thinks her presence would be a constant reminder of the injustice done to his family. Ultimately subverted, because Domon doesn't blame her at all.
  • Spanner in the Works: If she hadn't borrowed Rising Gundam, Wong's scheme to kill off Domon and install Allenby as the Devil Gundam's pilot could well have succeeded.
  • Taken for Granite: She is petrified once put inside the Devil Gundam's cockpit.
  • Team Mom: With her patient personality and medical skills, she's often the one patching people up and giving a sympathetic ear to their problems.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Just before the match with Schwarz Bruder, Domon tells her that she's unfit to be on his crew, and she takes him at his word.
  • Tsundere: Domon is a Jerk with a Heart of Gold bordering on Type A tsundere. Rain is a Type B Tsundere, almost all sweetness and light unless she's dealing with him.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Allenby's tomboy. Ironically inverted for their Gundams: Allenby's Nobel Gundam looks like a Sailor Scout thus being the more feminine one, whereas Rain's Rising Gundam is just a modified Shining Gundam (and she also pilots the Shining Gundam in at least one ocassion).
  • Took a Level in Badass: She pilots Shining Gundam in Shinjuku and gives a pretty good showing against the Devil Army until she gets it back to Domon. And in the finals, she gets her own Gundam and takes on the Brainwashed and Crazy Allenby, who has both combat training and DG-cell super strength... and Rain wins.
  • True Final Boss: Not by choice, thanks to being forced into "piloting" the Devil Gundam.
  • Wrench Wench: Keeps the Gundam in working order, which is no mean feat when Domon is the pilot.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Played with. Rain has a lot of the characteristics of a typical yamato nadeshiko (including her endless devotion to Domon, her father and the mission of destroying the Devil Gundam), and the Rising Gundam she uses in the fight against Allenby has the two types of weapon (a naginata and (beam) bow) most often used by yamato nadeshiko when defending their home. However, Rain is also a Tsundere and is just a bit too sexy for her to tick all the boxes of one.

    Kyoji Kasshu 
Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese), Matt Embry (English)

Debut: Episode 6: Fight, Domon! Earth is the Ring
Mobile Fighter: JDG-00X Devil Gundam

Domon's older brother. As Domon was told by the Neo Japan officials, Kyoji stole the Devil Gundam for its power and caused the death of his mother and the imprisonment of his father before escaping somewhere on Earth. His actions turned his name into a Berserk Button for Domon, especially after the Devil Gundam's attack in Shinjuku revealed him to be a cold and evil man willing to kill his brother.
  • Artistic Age: Judging by flashbacks to Domon's childhood and that photo, Kyoji has always been twenty-eight years old.
  • Alliterative Name: Kyoji Kasshu
  • Aloof Big Brother: Before being captured by the Devil Gundam, he was an aversion. Flashbacks show him to be a rather caring and supportive figure to both Domon and Rain. Afterward however, the Devil Gundam's attack in Shinjuki reveals him to be willing to kill his own brother. Later subverted very cruelly, since he was Brainwashed and Crazy instead and his "good side" was Schwarz Bruder. And Domon has to kill them both to release them from the DG Cells.
  • Ambition Is Evil: He wants to rule the universe. Or so Ulube and Dr. Mikamura wants everyone to believe.
  • Badass Bookworm: Assisted his father in the development and construction of the Ultimate Gundam.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Eventually revealed to have had this all along when it turns out that he was only ever an enemy due to the Dark Gundam malfunctioning and taking control of him. Even then, he managed to break through its control long enough to create a copy of himself to look after Domon.
  • Brain Uploading: He uses the last of his free will in transferring his memories, personality and likeliness to the reanimated corpse of the real Schwarz Bruder.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Turns out he was suffering from this for the majority of the series, which was helped along by the military covering up the real events that led to his mother's death and his trip to Earth.
  • Broken Pedestal: He use to have Domon's Big Brother Worship until he turned to the dark side. It was rebuilt in the most cruel way possible, as Domon has to Mercy Kill him mere minutes after discovering the truth.
  • Cain and Abel: With Domon. Or so the story wants you to believe.
  • Dub Name Change: Doubles as Dub-Induced Plot Hole. The Filipino dub renames him George despite the fact that there is already a George de Sand, who in turn was renamed Joraque.
  • Dying as Yourself: He is smiling before and during Domon's Mercy Killing of him, suggesting that he's happy from being freed by his Fate Worse than Death as the Devil Gundam's "pilot".
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: He is notably very pale. This is because the Devil Gundam literally sucks his life force to fuel itself. Tarnsferring his memories, personality and likeliness to the reanimated corpse of the real Schwartz Bruder could also be another reason.
  • Evil Laugh: Quite a bit in Shinjuku and Guyana.
  • Empty Shell: He is noticeably expressionless in Shinjuku, apart from an Evil Laugh. This is because he transferred his personality into Schwarz Bruder; the thing in the Devil Gundam is more or less a meat puppet.
  • Fate Worse than Death: The Devil Gundam forced him to become its "pilot". And by "pilot", it means human battery.
  • Good All Along: He never pulled a Face–Heel Turn. Ulube and Dr. Mikamura just use him as a scapegoat so they can manipulate Domon.
  • Go Out with a Smile: The faces of Kyoji and Schwarz merge into one and smile as he dies.
  • Hero with Bad Publicity: He's always been the Dutiful Son and brother that Domon knows. Ulube and Dr. Mikamura just used him as a scapegoat to both cover their involvement to what really transpired when the Ultimate Gundam disappears and manipulate Domon.
  • Hot-Blooded Sideburns: HUGE ones.
  • Mercy Kill: Domon destroying him is this all over, given that he was a shattered wreck who was a power source, not a pilot, for the Devil Gundam.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: Their father was still in stasis when Domon Mercy Killed him.
  • No Body Left Behind: Domon Mercy Kills him and Schwartz by obliterating their bodies along with the Devil Gundam's cockpit.
  • The Scapegoat: As he escaped with the Ultimate Gundam which both Ulube and Dr. Mikamura wanted to possess, and while trying to do so directly causes the death of he and Domon's mother, Kyoji was the perfect fall guy if he is made to look a sociopath who only cares about universal domination.
  • The Sociopath: Domon was told that Kyoji didn't gave a rat's ass when their mother was gunned downed protecting him just so he can do his universal conquest. Again, that is what both Ulube and Dr. Mikamura wanted everyone to believe.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Wears a dark blue jacket and is rather slender.

    Dr. Mikamura 
Voiced by: Motomu Kiyokawa (Japanese), Byron Close (English)

Debut: Episode 6: Fight, Domon! Earth is the Ring

Rain's father and the designer of both the Shining Gundam and God Gundam. Dr. Mikamura is a pretty reasonable guy, who is supportive of his daughter. At one time, he was friends with Dr. Kasshu.
  • The Atoner: After Rain calls him out. From then on he's wracked by guilt and tries to make amends.
  • Believing Their Own Lies: Mikamura firmly states the Kasshu family deserves loathing and suffering because they are untrustworthy despite his liability in causing their destruction.
  • Driven by Envy: His jealousy over Dr. Kasshu's accomplishments made him betray his old friend.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Dr. Kashuu is both shocked and hurt that he sell him out.
  • Evil All Along: He is responsible for destroying the Kasshu family and all the bad that followed from this.
  • Heel Realization: He's pretty unrepentant about what he did and he even tries to kill Schwarz on his hospital bed. It's only Rain's rejection that makes him realize he's in the wrong.
  • Hypocrite: He blames Domon for making Rain resign from the Neo-Japanese team but seems to ignore his actions ruined the Kasshu family, meaning that at least some of Domon's present Jerkass behavior can be laid at his door.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: He's half a head shorter than Rain, though she is admittedly a little tall.
  • Moral Myopia: Dr. Mikamura is enraged that Domon's callous treatment of Rain causes her to resign but seems to consider his actions that ruined the Kasshu family to be justified because of his resentment of Dr. Kasshu.
  • Never My Fault: Dr. Mikamura blames Dr. Kasshu himself for his framing and cryogenic suspension. Mikamura states he was arrogant and that he could never surpass him.
  • Papa Wolf: His other main motivation for his Heel–Face Turn is protecting Rain. When he fails and is shot to death, he begs Domon to save her.
  • The Professor: Designed both the Shining and God Gundams.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He's able to keep his cool in most situations and is always conscious of his daughter's well-being. He also generally supports Ulube in trusting Domon.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Mikamura was already bleeding out from Ulube's bullet, but then he shatters the window and vents the whole room into space to free Dr. Kasshu's cryochamber for revival.
    • Interesting to note that he was supposed to have become a Big Bad alongside Ulube towards the end, but Imagawa (the director) just couldn't imagine him as a bad guy with that voice of his. Thus, he got some small measure of redemption instead.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Domon complains about Rain leaving the Neo-Japanese team, Dr. Mikamura imediately and accurately tells him that he's full of shit and that it's his own fault for treating her so badly.
    • Subverted when he indirectly derides Mrs. Kasshu's death as justified when he scorns the entire Kasshu family as untrustworthy.

    Chairman Karato 
Voiced by: Shin Aomori (Japanese), Doug Mc Keag (English)

Debut: Episode 6: Fight, Domon! Earth is the Ring

Karato is the head of the Gundam Fight committee, with aspirations of one day being Neo-Japan's Prime Minister. Initially, he comes off as a ruthless politician who will do anything to replace Domon with a more cooperative pilot. Later, however, he seems more exasperated and hapless to control Domon—and while still a politician, he's one who's more of a decent person.
  • Beleaguered Bureaucrat: Anyone who has a job managing Domon Kasshu is beleaguered by default.
  • Butt-Monkey: Domon never listens to him, and if it's not Domon, then it's Allenby calling him an old-timer when she casually jumps onto Neo-Japan's control platform to give Domon advice.
  • Characterization Marches On: In Episode 6, he's the jerk Chairman of Japan's Gundam Fight committee who tries to rig a simulation to defeat Domon and replace him with another Gundam Fighter. Later in the series he's pretty ineffectual and hopeless when it comes to trying to keep Domon (and sometimes his friends) in line.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite being introduced as a typical Jerkass, his heart is in the right place.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Becomes this later, which Domon comments on. There's also a hint of this in episode 12, where he sends Domon and Rain to Shinjuku - which is under siege by the Death Army - without any hesitation. And some Foreshadowing about Ulube's true face, since he's dismissive of an Earth-based crisis.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He mellows down in later episodes.

    Dr. Raizou Kasshu 
Voiced by: Kinryu Arimoto (Japanese)

Domon's father. He was a brilliant scientist at one time, working with his son Kyoji to create the Ultimate Gundam, but Kyoji's betrayal caused Raizou's wife to be killed and himself to be arrested and sentenced to a cryogenic state for creating such a weapon. Domon fights to have him released.


    Colonel Ulube Ishikawa 
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Dave Kelly (English)

Debut: Episode 6: Fight, Domon! Earth is the Ring
Mobile Fighters: Ulube's Gundam, JMF-1336R Rising Gundam (built for, but never actually pilots), Grand Master Gundam

Ulube is part of Neo-Japan's Gundam Fight committee and head of their military. At one time he was their Gundam Fighter, known for his ingenious fighting techniques, but in the finals he was defeated by Master Asia. In the present, he serves as Neo-Japan's military leader, and watches over Domon.
  • All Your Powers Combined: His Grand Master Gundam is essentially an amalgamation of the Four Heavenly Kings, and has all the powers and abilities of those units.
  • Battle Strip: Takes off his shirt before he boards the Grand Master Gundam, revealing that he is very ripped.
    "Good thing I've continued to work on my body!"
  • Big Bad: The primary human antagonist of the series, although this is only revealed toward the very end.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Turns out to be an even bigger one than Wong Yunfat, as Wong actually had complete, albeit brief control of the Devil Gundam unlike any other human antagonist. Ulube may have successfully resurrected the Devil Gundam to its full power against all odds, but its revealed that the DG Cells have already taken over him by the time he tried to re-capture the rogue Devil Gundam. He never had control, and is nothing more than the Devil Gundam's puppet and mouthpiece all along.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: With the Devil Gundam.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He appears to be a Reasonable Authority Figure and Karato's more-competent underling for most of the series.
  • Char Clone: One of the two in the series, with the other being Schwarz Bruder. And between his his deeply manipulative nature, nose for opportunism, and apocalyptic ambitions, he's a clear clone of the Big Bad version of Char from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
  • Climax Boss: The one responsible for the Kashu family's unfortunate fate, as well as Rain being forced into "piloting" the Devil Gundam. Still, the Devil Gundam "piloted" by Rain is the True Final Boss.
  • Colonel Badass: He's a former Gundam fighter who would have been champion if he didn't have the misfortune of facing the Undefeated of the East in the finals.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: In the final arc, from the innards of the Devil Gundam (which has taken over the Neo-Japan space colony and mutated itself into an Eldritch Abomination) Ulube does this to the Shuffle Alliance, their support crews and the other space colonies to reveal himself as the true Big Bad behind the whole plot, and to announce his intentions to use the Devil Gundam to set himself as the ruler of the universe. He also takes the opportunity to pull an I Have You Now, My Pretty moment with Rain, while gloating about it to Domon.
  • Doomed Predecessor: His Gundam (never named, and so known only as "Ulube's Gundam") from the 12th Gundam Fight bears a remarkable resemblance to the Shining Gundam, and it was of course doomed for having the bad luck of going up against Master Asia. Whether Dr. Mikamura actually built this earlier Gundam, or whether the resemblance is just a big coincidence, is never revealed.
  • Drunk with Power: The instant he gets ahold of the Devil Gundam he discards his Reasonable Authority Figure facade in favor of this, and when he gets in the Grand Master Gundam he cranks it Up to Eleven.
  • Drunk on the Dark Side: Played with: He doesn't so much go crazy when he gets ahold of the Devil Gundam as it allows his true craziness to come out. Read below for the specifics.
  • Evil All Along: Turns out that he is the one responsible for the events Domon was told Kyoji committed before the Ultimate Gundam became the Devil Gundam, and he's bent on taking over the world through force.
  • Evil Is Hammy: He's calm and reserved until he reveals himself as a bad guy. Then he chews the scenery up with all the other characters.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: He tried to capture the Devil Gundam to ensure Neo-Japan's domination over the entire world. It enslaves him instead.
  • Evil Is Petty: He gleefully taunts Domon about Master Asia's recent death and makes it clear that if the Undefeated of the East had a grave that he'd be dancing on it.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Not actually one, but labels himself as such in his final battle with the Shuffle Alliance.
  • Fallen Hero: He was Neo-Japan's Gundam Fighter in the 12th Fight. Would've possibly remained a good guy if not for his humiliating defeat to Master Asia; after that, it's implied that he never was the same again.
  • Fatal Flaw: Resentment. Which, to be fair, is a flaw suffered by a lot of the show's antagonists, but Ulube beats them all out, initiating the botched seizure of the Devil Gundam and setting the whole plot in motion simply because he never got over being beaten by Master Asia in the 12th Gundam Fight.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts on a good front of being a Reasonable Authority Figure for the overwhelming majority of the series (45 of the 50 episodes) but as is ultimately revealed it's all just a mask and he's in fact quite a nasty and sadistic character, taunting Domon gleefully and taking dark joy in the recent death of his old enemy Master Asia.
  • Gambit Roulette: His success was based in great part on Wong transporting the Devil Gundam to the final battle site and Domon's victory.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Received his from the Devil Gundam. The audience is led to believe that they're good scars until the final few episodes when it turns out that they are evil scars, and the source of his DG Cell infection.
  • I Have You Now, My Pretty: Near the finale, after he has revealed himself to be Evil All Along and captured Rain, he caresses Rain's nude, DG-cell-infested body while gloating to Domon about how she makes the perfect core unit for the Devil Gundam, and powered by her, he'll use it to conquer the universe. Domon (who was watching it all as Ulube had pulled a Do Not Adjust Your Set on him and the other Shuffle Alliance fighters) is boiling with rage.
  • Informed Attribute: Rising Gundam is stated at multiple points as having been built for Ulube's own personal use, yet when we finally see Rising in action it seems to fit Rain far better than it ever would have Ulube. Even when it is eventually revealed that Ulube was in fact a former Gundam Fighter, his Mobile Fighter from the 12th fight has nothing in common with Rising, and seems to fight more like a precursor to the Shining Gundam than the naginata, bow-and-arrow and shield using Rising Gundam.
  • Mask Power: Which covers said scars from view. It also conceals his DG cell infection.
  • Manipulative Bastard: It turns out he's been playing everyone from the beginning—he was the one who planted the idea of betrayal in Dr. Mikamura's head, he's the one who prosecuted Dr. Kasshu in court, and he's the one who put Domon into the Gundam Fight.
  • Monstrosity Equals Weakness: Up until the DG cells take him over completely, Ulube utterly dominates the Shuffle Alliance. After he becomes a cackling, grey-skinned DG cell monstrosity the heroes break free of his Gundam and destroy him in a single blow.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Turned into this by the Devil Gundam.
  • Opportunistic Bastard: Much like CCA-era Char before him, Ulube rises to power not by any grand scheming but simply by waiting for all his rivals (Dark Kyoji, Master Asia, Wong) to kill each other off. He rides Wong's coattails in particular, usurping all his research after his death to figure out how the Devil Gundam works, and his "plan" is basically you'd get if Palpatine from Star Wars abandoned all notions of political subterfuge and just indulged his Large Ham Drunk on the Dark Side persona 24/7. Not surprisingly, the entire rest of the universe unites against him.
  • Pec Flex: Flexing his abs is enough to deflect a Bursting Machine-Gun Punch.
  • Smug Snake: His plan essentially hinged on Domon being able to defeat Master Asia, the one man who effectively ended Ulube's own Gundam Fighter career by defeating him, and fully expects to defeat Domon after he won against Master Asia. His own gloats were quickly shut down by Domon when he confronts him, and that was after dismissing and underestimating his own accomplice. Ulube only managed to resurrect the Devil Gundam through Wong Yun-Fat's own research of Ulube's own secret project. Most glaringly, Ulube's own plans for the Devil Gundam went bad once it escaped to earth since it destroyed his squad and shot DG cells into him, making him a slave to the Devil Gundam's will. If he was under the delusion that he had control over the Devil Gundam and the universe after that, he is most definitely this.
  • Sore Loser: Most of the antagonists are this but Ulube takes it to the next level. Literally the entire plot happens because he can't get over being beaten by Master Asia in the 12th Gundam Fight.
  • Stepford Smiler: He puts up a good front for most of the series as a put-upon Reasonable Authority Figure trying to reign in his incompetent boss Karato.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's tall and dark-skinned, though the snarky side doesn't come out for 45 episodes. Once it comes out, though, it comes out in force.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Ulube thinks he's calling the shots, but he's nothing more than the Devil Gundam's tool from their first meeting onward.
  • Walking Spoiler: Check again the amount of white areas this guy's tropes have.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Zigzagged and deconstructed, as Ulube certainly goes drunk on the dark side after being infected by DG cells, but through his Motive Rant to Domon it's revealed that Ulube's insanity originates not from the Devil Gundam but is entirely of his own making: after losing to Master Asia, he decided that "It is power that rules this universe" and became obsessed with seizing "that ultimate truth" and making it his own. The Ultimate Gundam and Dr. Mikamura's jealousy were simply the tools he thought he needed to seize that power, and the Devil Gundam doesn't so much make him crazy as allow him the freedom to show the world how crazy he really was all along.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He pulls this on all his allies, first Mikamura when he realizes he needs Rain more than him, then on all his fellow military officers. As a reasonable person might guess, opting to fight the entire rest of the universe single-handedly doesn't really work out for him.

Neo America

    Chibodee Crocket
Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English)

Debut: Episode 2: Roar of the Winning Punch
Mobile Fighter: GF13-006NA Gundam Maxter

Neo-America's Gundam Fighter. Chibodee was a street kid in New York City who caught the attention of some boxing scouts after beating up a group of very large men when he was about ten. From there he became a boxing champion and a hero of Americans still living on Earth, something he takes great pride in. Although he's cheerful and boistrous, Chibodee still carries scars from his impoverished past—most notably a crippling fear of clowns.

His Gundam Maxter is as American as you can get: a gun-totin' quarterback with a surfboard that can transform into a boxing mode by transferring the shoulderpads to its fists to form boxing gloves. This also manages to make a Gundam that is a Walking Shirtless Scene.

He might be the most openly Hot-Blooded member of the Shuffle Alliance apart from Domon, and their battles can get very intense.

His Shuffle Crest is the Queen of Spades.

  • Adaptational Badass: The 2010 manga turns it up a few degrees by actually showing his curb-stomping Neo-Iraq's Scud Gundam with one punch, having him completely manhandle Domon in a boxing matchnote , and getting an actual draw in their Gundam Fightnote  rather than surviving only because Domon shows him mercy.
  • Alliterative Name: Chibodee Crocket.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Chibodee absolutely loves to fight and party.
  • Boxing Battler: His main form of combat. He excels at it in and out of the Gundam and his special techniques are all boxing moves.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Teases Rain and flirts with her whenever he can. When she and/or his Four-Girl Ensemble are in peril, he'll immediately leap to their aid.
  • Disappeared Dad: No mention is made about his father.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He loves to push the speed limit in his Cool Car.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Gets drunk when depressed.
  • Dub Name Change: The Maxter Gundam is renamed Mark Star in the Filipino version before being Hand Waved back into Maxter during the middle of the show's run.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine, as an easy-going and optimistic man.
  • Eagle Land: A Hot-Blooded, Self-Made Man with a cowboy jacket, Converse All-Stars and a star on his shirt who regularly chews blades of grass like a farm boy, fights with boxing or cowboy-style shootin', drives like a maniac, jumps into any fight, parties hard, with a boxer-quarterback-cowboy-surfer Gundam. Only Japan could create a character as outrageously American as Chibodee.
  • Fun Personified: Loves to carouse, hang out at the pool, and generally have a good time.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese version.
  • Guns Akimbo: Gundam Maxter is equipped with dual pistols.
  • Honor Before Reason: Perfectly willing to kill the Department of Defense agents who tried to assassinate Domon after they tried to butt into their Gundam Fight.
  • Hot-Blooded: His fists catch on fire when he's hyped up to fight, not to mention his ultimate technique is the "Burning Machine Gun Punch."
  • The Lancer: Though just as Hot-Blooded, Chibodee is much more laid-back than Domon and knows how to have a good time, balancing out Domon's perpetual surliness.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: His solution to many problems is to unleash a powerful attack on it. This nearly destroys the Shuffle Alliance when they infiltrate the Devil Gundam and he attacks probes from its "immune system."
  • Momma's Boy: He speaks of his mother with obvious love and admiration.
  • Nice Shoes: He's the only character who wears sneakers, which are blatantly modeled after Converse All-Stars. He has at least two pairs because they switch back and forth from red to black.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Gundam Maxter. Its normal mode is a football quarterback, helmet, pads, and all. But it can switch to a more agile boxing mode (which removes the chest plate to show a flesh-colored section underneath). Its other weapon is dual-wielded pistols. Oh, and it enters battle on a jet-powered "surfboard".
  • Oral Fixation: He is frequently seen chewing a leaf.
  • Patriotic Fervor:
    • Good version. He's a one-man Eagle Land who loves his country and does not take it well when he sees Americans playing dirty pool.
    "Shut up! You guys are an embarrassment to MY COUNTRY!!!" [Cue punch]
    • How does he find the strength to overcome his coulrophobia and defeat Romario Monini of Neo Portugal in his Jester Gundam? By hearing the Chibodee Gals singing "America the Beautiful" to him over his comm link. That's right. Patriotic Fervor as a Theme Music Power-Up. (Only in the dub, as in the original Japanese it was an old lullaby that's one of his few clear memories of his beloved Missing Mom.)
  • Power Fist: Being a professional boxer, his Gundam is naturally designed for Good Old Fisticuffs
  • Rags to Riches: From street rat to colony boxing champion.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Gounetsu/Bursting Machine Gun Punch.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He has dyed pink bangs and openly admits his Momma's Boy status in canon. Not to mention that his title in the Shuffle Alliance is the Queen of Spades (though at least in the dub, he remarks on how he's not too keen on that title).
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red Oni to George's Blue Oni, as Chibodee is a lot more patriotic and Hot-Blooded compared to the more calm and reserved George.
  • The Rival: Stalker calls him and Domon "destined rivals," moreso than other members of the Shuffle Alliance. Domon and Chibodee see it that way too, and love every second of it.
  • Second Episode Introduction: The first member of the core five introduced, which happened in the second episode.
  • Self-Made Man: Sees himself as a personification of the American Dream and wants to inspire the Americans stuck on Earth to not give up.
  • Shed Armor, Gain Speed: Gundam Maxter can eject its chest and shoulder armor for improved performance. Its shoulder armor actually mounts on its fists, improving its attack as well.
  • Skunk Stripe: His hair has a pink strand.
  • Street Urchin: Before being scouted for boxing.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: Both his civilian gear and Latex Space Suit have the color scheme as the U.S. flag, and both have stars as Chest Insignias.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Has a crippling fear of clowns thanks to a traumatic childhood event.

    "Chibodee's Angels" (Cath Lonary, Bunny Higgins, Shirley Lane and Janet Smith) 
Voiced by: Kae Araki (Cath), Wakana Yamazaki (Bunny), Tsurumatsu Matsukuma (Shirley), Akie Sekine (Janet)

Debut: Episode 2: Roar of the Winning Punch


Neo France

    George de Sand
Voiced by: Takumi Yamazaki (Japanese), Scott Roberts (English)

Debut: Episode 3: Challenge! The Red Rose Knight
Mobile Fighter: GF13-009NF Gundam Rose

The Gundam Fighter of Neo-France. George's family makes a point of living on Earth despite their wealth and power, and he styles himself as a knight fighting to uphold the honor of his nation and its Princess Marie-Louise. At first, George is singularly unimpressed with Domon's total lack of manners and refuses to fight someone so uncouth. When Domon (and Marie-Louise) force him into a match, however, George proves that he is as Hot-Blooded as Domon.

George's fighting style reflects his craftiness and intellect; his Gundam Rose makes use of rose-shaped bit weapons that can be used as traditional funnels or to create a binding net. But it was his sense of chivalry that won him the right to fight for Neo-France.

His Shuffle Crest is the Jack of Diamonds.

  • Abnormal Ammo: When facing off against Chapman for the last time, he guides his last rose bit into one of Chibodee's guns so the latter can use it as a bullet. See Improbable Weapon User below.
  • Attack Drone: The Rose Bits.
  • Badass Cape: The Rose Gundam has a blue cape on its left shoulder that stores his Rose Bits. It can also act like a shield.
  • Berserk Button: Do not tell that man you've canceled his match. Your greenhouse will never be the same.
  • Bishōnen: He is definitely the prettiest one in the Shuffle Alliance.
  • Blood Knight: George likes to talk a good game about honor, chivalry, and dignity, and these things aren't lies... but, as he admits to Maria Louise in his first episode, he also loves battle for its own sake in the heat of combat.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: His Crowning Moment of Awesome on Lantau Island is when he taps into his inner well of this to lift Chapman's enormous Grand Gundam up off of Chibodee by its leg.
  • Cultured Badass: He's fond of horticulture, tea, and fine wine, and always pays attention to his manners.
  • Drone Deployer: Doesn't take long from his entering battle to shouting "Rose Bits!"
  • Dub Name Change: Doubles as Dub-Induced Plot Hole. The Filipino dub renames him Joraque because Kyoji was renamed George.
  • Everyone Looks Sexier If French: The "leotard" design of his Trace suit is unique.
  • Failure Knight: Can't forgive himself for the Marseilles Tragedy where he was unable to stop his rival Mirabeau from firing at the audience present in their duel.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic; he's rather direct and introverted.
  • Glove Slap: When the King decides to forfeit the official finals match, George finds Domon and issues a personal challenge by doing this. Or rather, he stands on his Gundam's shoulder and throws the glove over the distance to Domon (who is on foot) where it gently strikes his face, because G Gundam.
  • Heroic BSoD: Two big ones.
    • First is in Guyana when Mirabeau returns for vengeance. The past trauma of Marseilles and current trauma from Shinjuku turns George into a snappish wreck.
    • Second is during the Finals after the king decides to forfeit against Domon rather than risk catastrophic damage to Rose Gundam. George wanders the streets in a belligerent haze until he has a... chat with Rose Gundam and steals it to fight Domon anyway.
  • Honor Before Reason: Fully admits to this right before his final match with Domon, as he takes the time to show off his new Rose Hurricane move to Domon. This has the effect of giving Domon time to prepare a counter to the new ability.
    • His entire reason for fighting Domon in that episode boils down to this, as Neo-France's king decided to forfeit the upcoming match to Domon out of the fear that George couldn't win. The forfeiture didn't really matter, as George's other matches were all wins, but the prospect of being denied his match with Domon simultaneously outrages him and breaks his heart. It's enough to even drive George to rebellion, stealing his own Gundam so he can have that match with Domon as a Fighter and not Neo-France's representative.
  • Hot-Blooded: You wouldn't think it to look at him, but under that courtesy and refinement is a heart that burns for the fight as much as any true Gundam Fighter's.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Not only does he have rose-shaped bits, he can weaponize real roses while on foot. At one point he uses them as shuriken. Later, when he displays his "Rose Hurricane" technique to Domon for the first time, he does it not with his Gundam's Rose Bits, but with real roses and what looks like the ability to control wind itself.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: To a degree. He looks the part quite well, and even has a lady of liegue in Maria Louise, but has hidden honor and insecurity issues. And as he reveals in both his first and last match with Domon, when he's in the midst of battle he is fighting for the fight.
  • Lady and Knight: George is a knight, alongside Maria Louise's Lady.
  • The Lancer: Domon's secondary one. George is as no-nonsense as Domon but is more level-headed, allowing him to at times function as the de facto Number Two of the Shuffle Alliance, perhaps more so than Chibodee.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: So pretty. And with Anime Hair to boot!
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: His Gundam's Badass Cape serves this purpose aside from being the storage of his Rose Bits.
  • Named After Someone Famous: George Sand was the Pen Name of the 19th-century French female novelist Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin, who wore male attire in public at a time when it wasn't generally acceptable.
  • Patriotic Fervor: In particular, George upholds the French traditions of chivalry and good taste, and his personal motivation is to bring honor and glory to France. And his non-friendly Rival? The Evil Brit.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His fringe usually covers one of his eyes.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: His iconic rose weapons, his Bishōnen looks, and his leotard-and-tights pilot suit somehow combine to make George seem quite manly indeed.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: His calm blue oni contrasts to Chibodee's Hot-Blooded Red Oni. Ironically, Chibs is bluehaired and George is a redhead.
  • Royal Rapier: George carries one of these. His Gundam has a beam one!
  • Second Place Is for Winners: He actually lost in the finals of the Gundam tournament on who to represent Neo-France. However, he is still chosen as the nation's representative due to his nation's leaders being disgusted at the actual winner for being The Unfettered and essentially using the stands full of fans in the qualifiers as human shields to prevent George from firing.
  • Something About a Rose: His Gundam is called Rose Gundam and his signature attacks involve drones called Rose Bits.
  • The Smart Guy: Calm, analytical.
  • Those Two Guys: Within the Shuffle Alliance dynamic, he usually teams up with Chibodee.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: G Gundam doesn't have Newtypes, but George is a Newtype in all but name, utilizing the signature remote weaponry of Gundam's signature psychics in the signature over-the-top G aesthetic.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: His Latex Space Suit has the same color scheme as the French flag.

    Princess Marie Louise 
Voiced by: Yumi Touma (Japanese), Chris Simms (English)

Debut: Episode 3: Challenge! The Red Rose Knight

Marie-Louise has stars in her eyes for George de Sand, and very much wants him to feel the same—so she arranges for Domon to "kidnap" her to force George to fight solely for her. Although her headstrong nature and strong moral compass sometimes puts her at odds with her father, she's unquestionably brave and always tries to put on a smile on everything.

    Raymond Bishop 
Voiced by: Kazuo Oka (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 3: Challenge! The Red Rose Knight

  • Battle Butler: To a degree, since he's not a frontline fighter but he does help George train. And that "Butler Bensonmum" didn't stay in one piece for that long without mad Mobile Suit skills.
  • Butt-Monkey: Despite being a Battle Butler, his mobile suit looks like junk and gets tossed around like a ragdoll, falls down cliffs, etcetera.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: Since Raymond is a refined gentleman's gentleman, he chooses to do this with coffee rather than booze. (Which may explain the erratic way he pilots when he hears George is in danger...)
  • Old Retainer: To George. Raymond taught him how to fight, practically raised him, and remains at his side at all times.
  • Parental Substitute: For George, having been the family butler ever since George was born. Whether or not George's parents are alive is unstated, but Raymond clearly has paternal feelings for him.

    Jean-Pierre Mirabeau 
Voiced by: Jūrōta Kosugi (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 20: George, Beat the Nightmare!
Mobile Fighter: Mirage Gundam

A rival Gundam Fighter of George who competed with him for the right to represent Neo-France and was disqualified, causing an incident known as the "Tragedy of Versailles". Sentenced to a thousand years of hard labor, he escaped after not even a single year, making his way to Earth and allying himself with the forces of the Devil Gundam.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Unlike George, Mirabeau has no honor, and will do whatever it takes to win a fight.
  • The Dreaded: Halfway due to the painful memories he evokes and halfway due to the Devil Gundam, but either way George is horrified to be faced with him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: When first seen he is fleeing the Neo-France colony in a stolen shuttle, and when surrounded by Neo-French Mobile Suits his shuttle starts firing beams in all directions, neatly foreshadowing his favorite response to problems.
  • Facial Markings: He has these under his eyes.
  • Human Shield: In his fight with George he exploited the latter's chivalry by positioning himself in front of the audience to prevent George from attacking. The King saw through this, though, and disqualified Mirabeau on the spot.
  • Longer-Than-Life Sentence: Sentenced to 1,000 years of hard labor for his crimes.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: His Mirage Gundam is a literal example, as it launched missiles into a crowd, causing the infamous Tragedy of Versailles.
  • My Greatest Failure: George considers the Tragedy of Versailles to be this.
  • Nonindicative Name: His Gundam doesn't actually create illusions.
  • Reused Character Design: Visually, he's just Michelo with blue hair and facial tattoos.
  • Trigger Happy: He's not really much of a Fighter, and just prefers to use his Gundam's firepower to blow things away.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: He's a holdover from the Chapman days when firepower was the most important factor in a Gundam Fight. In the current era, he's remarkably out of place, having barely any combat skill at all and just getting by because his Gundam has so much firepower. Fittingly, even with the DG cells boosting his Gundam he's still no match for George in a rematch.
  • Villain of the Week: He only appears in a single episode and is never seen again for the rest of the series.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Well, if you consider "pulling out every dirty trick in the book" to be a measure of skill.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: It's never revealed what happened to him after his defeat and being cured of DG cells. Presumably he was sent back to the colonies to serve out the rest of his sentence.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He joins the Neo-Danes in G Gundam's blue-haired club, not they'd want to be seen in public with him.

Neo China

    Sai Saici
Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese), Zoe Slusar (English)

Debut: Episode 4: Beat the Dragon Gundam
Mobile Fighter: GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam

The Gundam Fighter of Neo-China, and one of the youngest at age sixteen, despite looking like he's twelve or thirteen. Sai Saici is energetic, brash, and constantly strains the patience of his guardians and Domon. Despite his brattiness, he is also one of the most skilled and dangerous Fighters that Domon meets and forces him to accept a draw in their very first match.

Sai Saici's reason for fighting is to restore the Shaolin Temple, which fell into obscurity after the rise of the Chikulin Temple. His Dragon Gundam showcases his fighting style well and comes equipped with a bag of tricks to entrap and confuse his opponents.

His Shuffle Crest is the Ace of Clubs.

  • Accidental Pervert: Gets a Naked First Impression from Nastasha when he comes across her Skinny Dipping. Quite deliberate with Rain, though.
  • Alliterative Name: Sai Saici
  • Badass and Child Duo: Being the youngest of The Team, he fills the child part by default (usually with either Domon or Argo). He is a badass in his own right, mind you.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Literally. He prefers to use hand-to-hand combat more outside of his Gundam, though.
  • Blade on a Stick: His favorite weapon inside his Gundam are spears.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He hates training, but he is still acknowledged as a fighting prodigy.
  • Dating Catwoman: His one-time girlfriend Cécile is the sister of one of his rivals. It's less of a problem than it sounds.
  • Cute Bruiser: Small, youthful, strong, fast... and can kick your ass.
  • Determinator: Well, everyone is, but he deserves special mention for the final match with Domon. You don't get more Determinator than continuing to fight after your Gundam's arms have been ripped off, especially when you take into account how the Mobile Trace System works. Not even getting impaled by Domon's Burning Finger convinced him to stop fighting. The Emperor of China had to call off the fight to stop him from killing himself trying to keep the fight going.
  • Crossdressing Voices: Notably, he's voiced by a woman in the English version (The male Kappei Yamaguchi voices him in the Japanese version).
  • Facial Markings: Has a mole on his forehead, which might be a bindi.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine; generally easy-going and silly.
  • Full-Name Basis: He's always called Sai Saici, never one or the other.
  • Fun Personified: He's still a kid and loves to run around making a ruckus.
  • Generation Xerox: His grandfather was also a Gundam Fighter.
  • Guile Hero: His first episode is one big Batman Gambit. With Dragon Gundam stolen, Sai Saici poses as a harmless chef and tricks Domon, tricks the bandits who stole it, tricks Domon again, and repeats until he has the Gundam back. And when he's infected by DG Cells in Shinjuku, he opts to man the subway controls in order to run the cars over Domon, rather than engage him directly like the others. Can also consider how he acted before his final fight with Domon as an example of this. Chibodee showed his new Machine Gun Punch to Domon as a show of force. George showed his new Rose Hurricane to Domon as a matter of honor. Sai Saici almost shows his new Shin Ryuusei Kochouken technique to Domon when he's fight Allenby, but stops at the last minute in order to keep it a secret.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Enjoys every moment of seeing Nastasha Skinny Dipping and upskirts Rain.
  • Idiot Hero: When he isn't fighting or doing fight-related things, he's a pretty goofy, immature kid. Sometimes overestimates his own abilities, too. However, as shown by Brilliant, but Lazy, Guile Hero, and Teen Genius, he subverts the trope hard when he is doing fight-related things.
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: He acts like a hyperactive little kid most of the time, but when he's in a gundam fight he's a force to be reckoned with. He's the only member of the Shuffle Alliance who forced Domon to acknowledge a draw, rather than being beaten outright. This is especially true during his final match with Domon, where he becomes so serious about preparing that his guardians are actually worried about him.
  • Keet: A cute child who is pretty cheerful.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Youngest of the main characters. (Was actually very popular among younger fans during the original run.)
  • Older Than They Look: He's 16. Looks about 12, largely due to his personality and the fact that Teens Are Short.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: His final match with Domon. All of a sudden he gets really serious about training, which is met with approval by one of his teachers but concern by the other. Sai Saici found his father's letter to them and was determined not to let the Shaolin Temple down.
  • Parental Abandonment: His Disappeared Dad dies from sickness while nothing is known about his Missing Mom.
  • The Prankster: He especially shows this side of him in the Guyana Highlands.
  • Prehensile Hair: Dragon Gundam has a bladed ponytail that can be used as an impromptu weapon.
  • Religious Bruiser: He's raised by Buddhist monks and is seen praying before a statue of Buddha late in the series. He's even fighting for the sake of his temple.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: His grandfather Sai Feilong was Neo-China's Gundam Fighter in the 4th Gundam Fight, where he accidentally killed Neo-Egypt's Dahal Muhammednote ; when Muhammed is revived by DG Cells, he tries to kill Sai Saici in revenge.
  • The Smart Guy: Mostly because he thinks fast in the battlefield.
  • Team Chef: He's an amazing cook. He cooks Chinese food, of course.
  • Teen Genius: Not only is he the youngest member of the new Shuffle Alliance, episode 25 reveals that he's also the youngest Gundam pilot of all time. His feats then include managing to force a draw with Domon in their first match, attaining Hyper Mode, continuing to fight after losing both of his Gundam arms in his final match with Domon, taking a hit from the Burning Finger head on and overcoming it, and he manages to master the most advanced of all Shaolin techniques. During their final battle he even manages to overcome the Burning Finger and destroys the gundam's right arm, causing more damage than to Domon than any other member of the Shuffle Alliance.
  • Troll: Some of his pranks and perverted antics seem more about getting reactions than anything else.
  • Warrior Monk: He's a Shaolin Monk. It's how he learned his martial arts moves.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: HATES mummies and anything related to the supernatural. Naturally, Neo Egypt's previous Gundam Fighter has a grudge against his father and, by proxy, him. He's also terrified of rats.
    Zuisen and Keiun 
Sai Saici's beleaguered guardians, training him to resurrect the Shaolin Temple. They often speak in unison.
  • Calling Your Attacks: In the Final Battle, in someone else's spaceship, they jump into the turret and shout "ZUISEN BEAM! KEIUN LASER!"
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: It's never stated how long exactly but they've been together for a very long time.
  • Holding Hands: They frequently clasp hands when they're upset or worried.
  • Hostage Situation: They hold a knife to Rain's throat and demand that Domon fight Sai Saici (whom they think has turned to banditry). But they apologize for it afterwards.
  • Parental Substitute: They're basically Sai Saici's parents in lieu of his Disappeared Dad.
  • Secret Keeper: Holding onto a letter written by Sai Saici's father, to be given to him when he's old enough. Sai Saici finds it by accident and gets fired up to win at all costs.
  • So Proud of You: Whenever Sai Saici shows signs of maturity (especially after his final match with Domon).

Neo Russia

    Argo Gulskii
Voiced by: Hidenari Ugaki (Japanese), Stephen Holgate (English)

Debut: Episode 5: Great Escape! A Captive Gundam Fighter
Mobile Fighter: GF13-013NR Bolt Gundam

Neo-Russia's Gundam Fighter. Argo was once a space pirate, although he had a reputation for being merciful towards those he robbed. He even went out of his way to try and rescue a woman from a damaged space station, although his failure caused her husband Andrew Graham to swear revenge. After his capture, he was coerced into fighting with the promise of winning freedom for himself and his pirate crew. Argo doesn't talk much and smiles less, but he is a loyal and supportive friend.

His Bolt Gundam is as large and powerful as he is himself, equipped with an iconic ball-and-chain weapon. Most of Argo's strategy, however, lies in wrestling his opponent into submission with brute force, which is something he's very good at.

His Shuffle Crest is the Black Joker.

  • Badass and Child Duo: He and Domon are usually the ones who pair up with Sai Saici. Sai Saici is a badass in his own right, mind you.
  • The Big Guy: Just over seven feet here, folks. He's got the most raw physical power out of the four. Being Weak, but Skilled won't help you here; it just buys time until he can brush you aside.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: HUGE ones, indeed. It gives his stern demeanor even more credence.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: He's strong and a Large Ham like most characters in this trope, but is a calmer, more serious version.
  • Boxed Crook: Argo fights on the agreement that his pirate crew is released from prison should he win the Gundam fight. He has a bomb wired to his chest should he try to go rogue and go back on it.
  • Car Fu: Used against Domon in Shinjuku, with a particular kind of car. A subway car.
  • Genius Bruiser: Although he's immensely strong and quiet, he's a very rational and insightful person.
  • Death Glare: This is almost his default expression. He always looks stern and imposing, even though he's actually quite reasonable.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: His ultimate move, the Gaia Crusher. The Bolt Gundam smashes the ground and creates an earthquake and launches stones at his enemy.
  • Epic Flail: The Graviton Hammer, modeled after a prisoner's weight, is made from an orb on his shoulder and a beam chain.
  • Face of a Thug: His massive size, intimidating face, and intense eyes are not at all representative of his more gentle personality.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: Phlegmatic, as The Stoic but ultimately a good person.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Nastasha, though in a sort-of subversion she's not exactly waifish. It's just that almost everybody looks tiny when they're standing next to the towering, muscular Argo.
  • Husky Russkie: Plays it straight and subverts it. He's big, strong and relies on brute force, but remains very calm and cool-headed. The Guyana Highlands arc is proof: Argo was the only member of the Shuffle Alliance who wasn't utterly traumatized after being Brainwashed and Crazy due to DG Cells in the Shinjuku arc.
  • Gentleman Thief: To a degree. He was a space pirate before being caught and forced to work for the Neo-Russian government, but even in his worse times he utterly refused to harm or kill the people he and his crew robbed. In fact, his arch-rival Andrew Graham thought he killed his wife and partner Norma... when Argo had actually tried to save her from being Thrown Out the Airlock, but couldn't reach her in time.
  • Mighty Glacier: Inside Bolt Gundam and outside it. Physically, Argo is the strongest member of the Shuffle Alliance, easily able to life grown men, break through large rocks, and throw steel beams. He also has the durability to match his strength, taking various blows head on throughout the course of the series and never even flinching.
  • My Greatest Failure: He takes full responsibility for the accident that claimed Norma Graham's life, and expresses great regret that someone died because of his mistake.
  • No-Sell: Trying to punch or kick your way through Argo is a losing proposition, as Domon and Sai Saici found out. He'll just brush himself off and glare at you.
  • Out of Focus: The member of the core five with the least screentime and Story Arc.
  • Perpetual Frowner: The great majority of the time, anyway. Always wears a dour expression on his face. Given the fact he's not fighting by choice, who can blame him?
  • Space Pirates: Before (and why) he was arrested. He was even The Captain of his crew.
  • The Stoic: Hardly anything fazes him or even makes him raise his eyebrows. With all the hardships on his plate, any new difficulties don't break his composure.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: More subtle than the average example, but he throws out some rassilin' techniques every once in a while.
  • The Worf Effect: Not often, but episode 30 starts with him getting his ass kicked in under a minute to show that yes, Berserk Allenby is going to be a very tough opponent for Domon.
  • Younger Than He Looks: He's 26. Which is apparently an old veteran compared to the rest of the team.

    Nastasha Zabikov
Voiced by: Mari Yokoo (Japanese), Onalea Gilbertson (English)

Nastasha is the head of Russia's secret prison facility for imprisoning rival Gundam Fighters and stripping their technology. After Bolt Gundam is completed, Nastasha travels with Argo to keep him on his leash and directs his battles. Over the course of the series, she begins to respect and even feel affection for her prisoner.

Neo Hong-Kong

    Master Asia, the Undefeated of the East
Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese), Dave Pettitt (English)

Debut: Episode 12: He's The Undefeated of the East! Master Asia Appears
Mobile Fighters: GF13-001NH Kowloon Gundam, GF13-001NHII Master Gundam

Master Asia is the man who taught Domon to fight, the champion of the 12th Gundam Fight for Neo-Hong Kong, and the former King of Hearts. He is an incredible martial artist, able to destroy mobile suits with the sash around his waist and move buildings with sheer force of spirit. He teaches the philosophy that martial artists communicate their souls by using their fists.

He reunites with Domon in Shinjuku, but soon reveals that he's in league with Kyoji and the Devil Gundam. For the rest of the series, he and Domon fight bitterly, but Master Asia still has some measure of regard for his "idiot pupil."

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: His sash—and honestly any strip of cloth he gets his hands on—can slice through steel girders like they're made of salami.
  • All There in the Manual: The spinoff manga 7th Fight details his past as Shuuji Kurosu, Gundam Fighter for Neo-Japan.
  • Anti-Villain: He wants what's best for Earth's biosphere.
  • Badass Boast: In a series full of them, his proclamation that he will become SUPER ASIA is probably the most beloved and well-remembered. It really has to be seen to be believed.
  • Badass Mustache: He's got a prominent Porn Stache.
  • Broken Pedestal: For Domon.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: In one episode, Master Asia can't jump or kick because of a hurt leg. So he just punches the inconvenient skyscraper out of the way.
    • He can also pilot a mobile suit without needing the mobile trace system to monitor his movements. The exact technological implications of this are never explained.
  • Climax Boss: While he is truly Domon's most personal antagonist in the series, Domon always has to deal with a bigger scenario afterwards everytime they fight. He is, however, the Final Boss of the Gundam Fight.
  • Cool Horse: Fuunsaiki, who is so awesome that he has his own Gundam!
  • Cool Old Guy: He's so cool he doesn't even need a Trace suit to pilot his Gundams.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: Master Asia's (Mid-Season Upgrade) Gundam is the Master Gundam.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Shortly after winning the previous Gundam Fight, he becomes aware of all the destruction he and the other Gundam fighters had caused and hits this, causing his Face–Heel Turn.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: After Domon defeats him in battle.
  • The Dragon: He cannot pilot the Devil Gundam and be the actual Big Bad himself (which he regrets) because of his terminal illness, but is determined to aid it in any way he can.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He is less than impressed with Prime Minister Wong using every dishonorable tactic to bring down Domon. But when he sees Allenby brainwashed into the berserker state, which is incredibly painful for her, he is truly enraged with Wong and even threatens to attack Wong directly if Wong didn't stop.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name isn't really Asia. It's actually Shuuji Kurosu.
  • Face Palm Of Doom: The Master Gundam's Darkness Finger, the Evil Counterpart to both Domon's Shining and God Fingers.
  • Fallen Hero: He's still loved and admired by the citizens of Hong Kong but he's long since ceased to care about the Gundam Fight, except as a means to an end.
  • Finishing Move: Darkness Finger, Sekiha Tenkyouken Shakunetsu Shinshine Finger, Heartful Finger.
  • Flunky Boss: Until his and Domon's Final Battle, Master Asia either has Mooks in his corner or fights alongside the Devil Gundam's Weaponized Offsprings.
  • Go Out with a Smile: He reconciles with his pupil and dies to a beautiful sunrise.
  • Graceful Loser: As Domon deals the final blow during their duel on Lantau Island, Master smiles and congratulates his former pupil on becoming a true King of Hearts.
  • Handicapped Badass: His terminal illness doesn't stop him from kicking lots (and lots) of asses.
  • Humans Are the Real Monsters: Comes to believe this due to the environmental devastation they cause.
  • Hypocrite: He's furious when Wong attempts to sabotage one of Domon's matches, and later when Wong builds his own Berserker system to control Allenby during a 2-on-2 match with Allenby and Domon, but he's not seen raising any objections when his underlings sabotage one of George's matches, making it seem that he only really cares about dirty tactics when Domon's involved.
  • Improbable Weapon User: His sash, or any other strip of cloth he has to hand.
  • Incurable Cough of Death: Which happens to be the only thing that stops him from beating the hell out of Wong with his sash over that Berserker system incident. It also prevents him from becoming the new core life unit for the Devil/Dark Gundam, a fact that he laments.
  • Invincible Villain: For most of the series, Master Asia cannot be defeated. Domon loses to him everytime unless he drives him away with Shining Gundam's Super Mode. Chibodee, George, Sai Saici and Argo tried to take him on at the same time and defeated them easily. Only Schwarz is able to fight him on equal terms, and even then Master Asia is still shown to be stronger than him.
  • Large Ham: He out-hams everyone here. And considering the series... well, that's a FEAT.
  • Marathon Boss: During their Final Battle, Domon has to beat, in order, Zeus Gundam, Gundam Heaven's Sword, Grabd Gundam, a Brainwashed and Crazy Nobel Gundam, and the Devil Gundam itself before finally having a showdown with him.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he sees the ruin he (and other Gundam Fighters) cause to the landscape in their battles. He then does it again after Domon convinces him of the error of his ways.
  • Not Brainwashed: The first time he fights against Domon, nobody is too concerned, as it had been demonstrated previously that the Devil Gundam can Mind Control people. But no, Master Asia is not under any coercion, and joined the Devil Gundam of his own free will, because he honestly thought it was in the right. He reveals while dying that he never had a single DG cell in his body, making him the only character to serve the Devil Gundam without being infected.
  • Old Master: Technically he's only fifty, but his poor health makes him seem older.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Evil power in his case, as his Kowloon/Haow Gundam is upgraded into the winged Master Gundam by the Devil Gundam.
  • Purple Is Powerful: His pants and Battle Aura are purple.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Literally wears a pink traditional Chinese suit.
  • Recurring Boss: He is fought several times throughout the series.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: The Master Gundam is black in color with red accents.
  • Red Baron: Undefeated of the East. He has plans to increase the grandeur by also becoming Undefeated of the West, North, South and Center and declaring himself to be Super Asia.
  • Shout-Out: To Donfang Bubai aka Invincible East or Invincible Asia, the Villain Protagonist of the Wuxia films Swordsman II and The East Is Red.
    • Master Asia's title of Tohō Fuhai, the Undefeated of the East is a direct reading of the Hanzi characters in Dongfang Bubai's name as Kanji.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: To Wong, while he reveals his intentions to wipe out humanity.
    • Later finds himself on the receiving end of one during his final fight with Domon.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: He wanted to heal the Earth of the damage that the Gundam Fight inflicted. But he decided the way to do that was to wipe out humanity.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With both Domon and the previous Shuffle Alliance.
  • Willfully Weak: While Master Asia never holds back, he never utilized his Shuffle Alliance Mobile Fighter, the King of Hearts, in the series because it's actually more powerful than both God and Master Gundam put together. Instead, he used vastly weaker Mobile Fighters to make his battles more fair.

    Prime Minister Wong Yunfat 
Voiced by: Koichi Hashimoto (Japanese), Ben Jeffrey (English)

Debut: Episode 25: All Fighters Gathered! The Final Battles Begin
Mobile Fighter: Walter Gundam

Wong is the prime minister of Neo Hong Kong, the current ruling nation of the Federation. After winning thanks to Master Asia four years ago, Wong is determined to win the Gundam Fight through any means necessary, and as the host of the Finals he's well-positioned to do so. However, he isn't just interested in another four years—Wong covets the Devil Gundam's power to become ruler of the universe.
  • All There in the Manual: Imagawa's notes on the G Gundam DVDs go into very interesting detail on Wong and Neo Hong Kong, explaining that despite being the ruling nation of the universe NHK is in fact one of the only neo nations not to have its own colony in space, which is implied to have been part of why Wong and Master Asia joined forces in the first place. Imagawa's notes also explain that NHK was effectively destitute before Wong's rise to power, and that within NHK Wong is a Villain with Good Publicity to a massive degree as he is "in all ways the man who rebuilt the country of Neo Hong Kong".
  • Arc Villain: Effectively the Big Bad of most of the second half of G Gundam, the Prime Minister of the ruling nation of the Federation who is doing everything in his power to rule the universe, even managing to briefly control the Devil Gundam to do his bidding before he was killed off. Twice.
  • Ax-Crazy: After his villainous breakdown, he's willing to have the Devil Gundam destroy everything.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Gets trashed by Allenby and then taken over by DG cells himself.
  • The Chess Master: He uses a giant chessboard with miniature Gundams on it to set matches.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He has one of the scientists behind Allenby's gundam captured and electrocuted for information about Allenby's berserker mode.
  • Dissonant Serenity: He seemed like a very benevolent and cheerful fellow at first, up until Neo-Nepal's Gundam Fighter Kyral starts killing off Gundam Fighters before his matched with them. Wong maintains his cheerful demeanor, despite knowing full well that Kyral is doing this and that Domon is his next target. It gets worse after his involvement with the Devil Gundam is revealed, and he is seen overseeing murders, tortures, kidnapping, and unsafe Mobile Fighter combat in general, he is still as cheerful as he was in the beginning.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Downplayed. He's horrified by The Reveal that Master Asia is planning to use the Devil Gundam to wipe out humanity, but that's at least as much due to his desire to have an empire and people to rule as it is any thought to the countless deaths themselves.
  • Evil Genius: He dedicated considerable effort into researching the Devil Gundam, and even discovered how to awaken the Devil Gundam's power before the actual masterminds behind the Devil Gundam. He is charismatic and politically powerful enough to have the support of Master Asia and Neo-England. He will manipulate and use people to accomplish his goals, and he even managed to have the Devil Gundam obey his orders, even turning against Master Asia. He is quick to make backup plans in case things go wrong, which made him a very dangerous enemy for Domon and even Master Asia, despite not being an actual Gundam Fighter himself. Even Ulube admits that without Wong's research, he would've never been able to take control of the Devil Gundam.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: His plans to control Allenby and the Devil Gundam do not go as planned. Allenby's berserker form turns out to be uncontrollable and severely injures Wong. Wong survives, but becomes infected with DG cells and dies a slave to the Devil Gundam he tried to control.
  • Evil Old Folks: Averted — Wong is a villain but he's not old. Imagawa's notes state that he deliberately made Wong young to avoid an old man allied with another old man, as everyone expected the Neo Hong Kong leader to be an old guy and/or obvious evil governor type.
  • Evil Overlord: Of the Federation. He got there legally; he wants to remain there illegally.
  • Fatal Flaw: Wong did a lot of good for Neo Hong Kong, and truth be told might have won even with his enormous Greed (wanting to hold onto his position at any cost), but his obsession with Allenby Beardsley is what truly undoes him, alienating him from Master Asia and tipping off Domon and friends to his true nature.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He puts up a front of being friendly and a fan of international cooperation, but nobody really buys it. Especially so when he is torturing and brainwashing people.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Imagawa Wong was "the only person who could successfully help Neo Hong Kong thrive on the declined Earth", though whether this success is due to his economical tactics or his governmental direction is left open-ended.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He has Allenby infected with DG cells, puts her into a Berserk state, and ships her off to Lantau Island... then the fight with Rain brings Walter Gundam right up to his office, whereupon Allenby blasts him through the window. The DG cells grab him and install him in the Walter Gundam after that, and he is Killed Off for Real by Domon.
  • Lack of Empathy: Even before its revealed that he intends to control the Devil Gundam, he showed signs of this when Kyral was assassinating Gundam Fighters, and seemed gleeful at the prospect of Domon being Kyral's next victim. He was disturbingly complicit with murder, brainwashing, and torture, all with a smile.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He does this to varying degrees of success, but most of the people he's manipulating have a tendency to say Shut Up, Hannibal!.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Based on Chow Yun-fat.
    • Hell, Imagawa wanted to just outright make him Chow Yun-Fat because he was such a huge fan of the guy, but was told there was no way they wouldn't have a lawsuit on their hands if he did.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Domon may have been beel able to defeat most of the combatants Wong threw at him, but the latter still has legitimate control over the Devil Gundam and his minions, and was able to organize some very difficult situations for Domon, and even Master Asia. He even managed to ambush Domon as he was trying to save Rain, destroying his carrier with control over the Walter Gundam. Were it not for Fuunsaiki's Gundam, the Devil Gundam would've won.
  • Not So Stoic: At first he was rather graceful and unfazed in Domon living up to his promise to be undefeated. Only when he suspects that Domon saw things he shouldn't have, such as the Devil Gundam in the government building (actually Schwarz), that he truly gets angry, and grows openly agitated with Domon's victories, even destroying his treats in frustration on occasion. He even screams in frustration for someone to defeat Domon when he tied with Sai Saici, which amuses Master Asia.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: For some, since he's seen in his pajamas and leaning on a giant teddybear at one point. When his Devil Gundam is seemingly finally destroyed, he is nearly on the verge of tears. He can also be seen as a subversion: yes, he keeps said teddy and some of his reactions to being in a disadvantage can be seen as childish, but Wong's own cunning plans make him far smarter and more ruthless than the average.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: He lives for this.
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: And how. For example, a couple of the Gundam Fighters that Domon eliminated in the prelims are reinstated for the finals. Why? Because Wong said so. This makes taking action against very difficult since if he learns any of his opposition knows of his plans he can simply have them banned from the Gundam Fight.
  • Sleazy Politician: He doesn't even try to hide the fact that he's manipulating Domon and the Gundam Fight for his own ends.
  • Slouch of Villainy: Faciliated by a big plush hoverchair.
  • Smug Snake: He's plotting to make his rule of the Federation permanent using the Devil Gundam. Master Asia and Domon both subvert his plans, and he's done in by a scheme of his own that went bad. High functioning example though, as unlike any other human antagonist, he actually did have control over the Devil Gundam, having it attack Domon and Master Asia during the arc.
  • The Sociopath: Underneath his dapper exterior, he is truly this. He has no qualms with murder going around behind the scenes during the Gundam Fights, even personally overseeing a murder himself. A disturbing scene has him torturing a kidnapped scientist with an almost playfully calm expression. His goal is to control the universe, and is willing to have competitors enslaved by the Devil Gundam to reach his goal, even brainwashing Allenby and forcing her to go through the painful Berserker state to overpower Domon, an act that even repulses Master Asia.
  • Shout-Out: According to Imagawa Wong's Sweet Tooth detailed below is a shout-out to Chow Yun-Fat's character in God of Gamblers.
  • Sunglasses at Night: He is never seen without them, and even wears his trademark glasses even with his pajamas.
  • Sweet Tooth: Often has pocky or some other sweet munchable to hand.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: He's taller than Domon (if only just) and occasionally cracks a few biting one-liners at the latter's expense. Even when having a Villainous Breakdown he is still somewhat snarky, almost breaking the fourth wall when he demands that someone, anyone, defeat Domon already.
  • Villain Ball: Grabs it when he doesn't trade out Kyoji for Allenby as the Devil Gundam's pilot after abducting her at the end of episode 39.
  • Villain Team-Up: With Master Asia, both to complete their goal of resurrecting the Devil Gundam. He also teams up with the Titans and the Claw in the Super Robot Wars games.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Downplayed in the anime itself, as he seems popular with the common people but Domon and co have his number pretty well checked. Imagawa's notes reveal that he is this to a far greater degree that the anime ever gets around to showing, however, due to having single-handedly rebuilt Neo Hong Kong.
  • Villainous Breakdown: He had lost patience when Rain interferes with a brainwashed Allenby's attack on Domon, and when Allenby is defeated, he despairs that his plan is crashing down, and settles to have the Devil Gundam destroy everything. When that failed, he reaches a brief BSOD until he quickly recovers from that. After coming back from the dead thanks to the DG cells, he is disheveled, and his sanity is gone at that point.
  • Villainous Crush: It's heavily implied during the second half of G Gundam that Wong had personally fell in love with Allenby and wanted her for himself, having other plans for her alongside being the new fighter for the Devil Gundam.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: When things start getting difficult for him, such as suspecting Domon spying on him and winning the tournaments, he forces the most difficult challengers to face him; Domon's own allies. When it seems that the Devil Gundam is completely destroyed, he attempts to take advantage of Master Asia to defeat Domon so that he can still remain in power for the next four years, while offering to recreate the Devil Gundam to Master Asia's wishes.
  • Yellow Peril: A political leader from China's mainland (although Hong Kong is a distinct city-state here) who is trying to secure power for himself using underhanded and mafia-like tactics. Japanese works aren't immune to this trope either.

    Han, Hoy and Ming 

Han is a fisherman living off his boat in Neo Hong Kong Harbor along with his grandchildren Hoy and Ming. After fishing Domon out of the water following the fighter's confrontation with Marcelot, Han agrees to allow Domon (who's unsatisfied with hanging around the Neo Japan compound) to stay on his boat for the duration of the Finals, so long as he continues to win.

  • Cool Boat: It's just an old fishing junk, but Han is able to guide it through the tidal waves caused by the Devil Gundam when the other Gundam crews' ships are capsized.
  • Cool Old Guy: Han.
  • The Heart: They're always there to help remind Domon of what he's fighting for.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Goes both ways. Han is old enough to be the Domon's grandfather, while Domon himself is likely old enough to be both Hoy and Ming's father.
  • Magic Feather: Han gives Domon some "wander bug" powder to give him the strength and courage to beat Marcelot—of course, there's no such thing and it's just regular spice. Subverted after Domon wins and cheekily thanks him for the spice, not having been fooled.
  • Shipper on Deck: Hoy and Ming are very possessive of Rain on Domon's behalf and do not take kindly to Chibodee flirtng with her.
  • Tagalong Kid: Not only do Hoy and Ming get to hang out with Domon, but they also get to spend time with five other Gundam Fighters too!

Neo Denmark

    Hans Holgar 
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 29: Forfeit The Fight?! Sai Saici In Love
Mobile Fighter:' GF13-026ND Mermaid Gundam

Gundam Fighter for Neo-Denmark. He makes it to the Finals, but his Gundam is severely damaged and Denmark doesn't have the means to repair it, so he's trying to have one good final match before going home. He also has a younger sister who's accompanied him to Hong Kong, who just happens to befriend his forthcoming opponent.

    Cécile Holgar 
Voiced by: Yuri Shiratori (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 29: Forfeit The Fight?! Sai Saici In Love

The younger sister of Neo-Denmark's Gundam Fighter. A gentle and kindhearted young girl, she meets Sai Saici by chance and the two kids quickly become smitten with each other, though this budding relationship is complicated when Sai Saici finds out who her brother is...

Other Fighters

    The Shuffle Alliance 
The Shuffle Alliance appears to finish off the Shinjuku arc. They are quite possibly the strongest Gundam Fighters in the world, on the same level as Master Asia. In fact, Master Asia was one of them, and they're back to pass judgment on him for his Face–Heel Turn.

Led by Black Joker, they team up with Domon in Gundams modeled on card suits (which tells us what all this "King of Hearts" stuff is about) to take on the DG-cell infectees, but their era is passing by, and a new generation has to take up the reins.

Although they only appear in two episodes in the story, there is a prequel manga about their younger days called "Mobile Fighter G Gundam: 7th Fight."

  • Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: All of them, really, but Jack of Diamons stands out for dressing like he's in the 18th century rather than the Future Century—breeches, cravat, and all.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Ace of Clubs.
  • Big Good: This is the Shuffle Alliance's role. Throughout history they have tried to steer humanity away from its destructive wars.
  • Distinguished Gentleman's Pipe: Jack of Diamonds. (It's actually his Weapon of Choice for a flame attack.)
  • Eagle Land: Subverted with Queen of Spades. You probably wouldn't guess he's an American from his Middle-Eastern garb, but that's also not unusual in any way for America.
  • Gender-Blender Name: The Queen of Spades is a man.
  • Generation Xerox: Mobile Fighter G Gundam: 7th Fight reveals that not only were they all Gundam Fight participants in their youth, they all represented the exact same countries as their successors.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: They give their lives to cure Chibodee, George, Sai Saici, and Argo of their DG Cell infection, and to pass the Shuffle crests to them.
  • Hot Blooded Sideburns: Black Joker has these—okay, so they're not sideburns because she's a woman, but it's close enough.
  • Knife Nut: Queen of Spades.
  • Lady of War: The Black Joker, who wears a full-length dress and fights with a metal chain.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: They and their Gundams turn to stone and crumble, with Master Asia crashing Black Joker's head.
  • Multinational Team: Both them and their successors are from (respectively) Neo Japan (King of Hearts), Neo America (Queen of Spades), Jack of Diamonds (Neo France), Ace of Clubs (Neo China), and Black Joker (Neo Russia).
  • Mother Russia Makes You Strong: Black Joker is Russian. She's also the current leader of the Shuffle Alliance.
  • No Export for You: The prequel that features them and Master Asia wasn't brought over to the West and doesn't have a fan translation either.
  • No Name Given: They introduce themselves and address each other only by their titles. Their previous identities are revealed in a prequel manga, though.
  • Passing the Torch: They chose Chibodee, George, Sai Saici and Argo as their successors.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Jack of Diamonds is seen with a pipe.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Black Joker is the one woman in the Shuffle Alliance.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Black Joker is really tall, possibly the second tallest after Ace of Clubs.
  • Taken for Granite: They and their Gundams apparently turn to stone and crumble.
  • Take Up My Sword: They pass on their crests to Chibodee, George, Sai Saici, and Argo—each with the one who matches their nationality.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: They appear in one episode and die in the next.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Master Asia.
  • The Worf Effect: A rare instance where it's good characters who do this on the enemy. Domon's DG-celled rivals are knocked out with one move (all four at once) by Jack of Diamonds when they attack him, demonstrating that these new fighters are more powerful than anyone we've yet seen.

    Allenby Beardsley
Voiced by: Narumi Hidaka (Japanese), Carol Anne Day (English)

Debut: Episode 30: Beautiful Fighter! Dangerous Allenby
Mobile Fighters: GF13-050NSW Nobel Gundam, Walter Gundam

The Gundam Fighter of Neo-Sweden. Allenby meets Domon at the finals in Neo-Hong Kong and strikes up an instant friendship thanks to their mutual enthusiasm and skill in fighting. They find common ground in their circumstances; Allenby is not a Fighter by choice, but an orphan put into a military program to create a perfect fighter. When Domon breaks the Berserker system, allowing her to fight on her own rather than as part of a machine, she starts to fall in love with him.

Allenby accompanies and helps the Shuffle Alliance investigate the shady dealings in Neo-Hong Kong and becomes Domon's training partner for his subsequent fights.

  • Anguished Declaration of Love: A variation. She doesn't declare it to Domon, but begging him not to leave her alone and saying that she loves him with all her heart while under mind control and while Rain is trying to "defuse" her definitely counts as anguished.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Somehow she's able to perform the Erupting Burning Finger, despite the Nobel Gundam not being equipped to do so, just from watching Domon use it.
  • The Berserker: In Berserk Mode, of course. She hates fighting this way and gets irritated whenever her crew leader laments that it's not fixed yet, preferring to battle on her own considerable merits.
  • Berserker Tears: When she is searching for Domon after being infected with DG Cells. The tears even appear in the form of lights from Walter Gundam's eyes. While underwater.
  • Big Eater: She's twice seen with what looks like a grocery bag full of dumplings and apparently ready to eat them by herself.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: After being infected with DG Cells.
  • Cute Bruiser: She's a cheerful, good-natured Genki Girl, and she's also one of the best Gundam Fighters on the roster even before the Berserker System.
  • Determinator: Refuses to bow down in defeat after Domon wrecks the Berserker system; she insists on a final exchange of blows. Later, she refuses to withdraw after being soundly beaten by the opposing fighters in their tag-team match.
  • Dub Name Change: An unnecessary one in the English dub where the Nobel Gundam is renamed Noble Gundam.
  • Genki Girl: Although she is bitter about her circumstances, she's also really good at having fun and takes every opportunity to do so, especially when she starts hanging out with Domon.
  • Good-Looking Privates: She's part of Neo Sweden's air force.
  • Hot-Blooded:
    Domon: [flips a giant bar bouncer onto a table, complete with still shot of horrified diners]
    Allenby: All RIGHT!
  • Informed Ability: Allenby is touted as an incredible fighter, even able to take out Argo in less than a minute. Despite this, most of her on-screen battles see her being soundly defeated, even by Rain. Her only victory comes from a team match where Domon carried almost the entire fight.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She tells Domon what he has to say to break through the Devil Gundam and reach Rain, and urges him to do it so that she, Allenby, will be able to move on from loving him.
  • Love Hurts: Subverted for once in a Gundam series. Rain is able to defeat her without killing her and surgically removes the DG cell infection, returning Allenby to normal. Good thing the Rising Gundam was perfectly equipped for precision strikes, and Rain is skilled at archery.
  • Magical Girl Warrior: Her Gundam looks very Sailor Moon-ish, which, combined with her more physical fighting style invokes this trope.
  • One of the Kids: After she becomes a regular, she's usually goofing around with Hoy and Ming when not interacting directly with Domon.
  • Orphan's Ordeal: Was raised by the military because of her parents's death when she was a child.
  • Sailor Fuku: Nobel Gundam is essentially designed as a Gundam version of Sailor Moon. More specifically, it's based on Sailor V, with an alternate version being based on Sailor Venus. Suplemtery Materials says variants for each of the Senshi exist as well as Super Sailor Moon and Super Sailor Chibimoon
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: She doesn't even give the rules enough consideration for such a statement. Whenever someone tries to point out that she's helping a rival or sharing proprietary military tech, her reaction will range anywhere from "whatever, old-timer" to complete bafflement because she doesn't see the problem. As far as she's concerned, she's just helping her friends.
  • She's Got Legs: While not as prevalent as Rain's own, Allenby does indeed have a nice set of shapely legs, most notably seen from within her Trace suit which also has very tall "boots" as well.
  • Shorttank: Depsite her tomboyish appearance, she's still quite feminine.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Shuffle Alliance. Starts as a dangerous rival (if unwillingly so) but she quickly befriends them and helps them however she can.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Rain's girly girl. Again, this is inverted for their Gundams, as Allenby's Nobel Gundam is the girly one out of the two.
  • Tyke Bomb: She was trained to be a Gundam Fighter ever since she lost her parents, and actually falls for Domon Kasshu because he's the first one who sees her as a normal girl, not a human weapon.
  • Voice of the Legion: When she's in Berserk Mode; only in the dub, though.
  • Whip It Good: The Nobel Gundam is equipped with a rhythmic gymnastics inspired Beam Ribbon that Allenby uses as a whip in battle to damage and entangle her opponent.
  • Worthy Opponent: Fights Domon at his level when she first meets him, after sweeping everyone else who challenged her in a battle simulator. It ends in a draw because the arcade machine can't keep up with them.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Apparently it's a Scandanavian trait in the Future Century; Hans Holger has it too.

    Schwarz Bruder
Voiced by: Hideyuki Hori (Japanese), Matt Embry (English)

Debut: Episode 16: Ultimate Power and Evil! Rise of the Devil Gundam
Mobile Fighter: GF13-021NG Gundam Spiegel

Neo-Germany's masked Gundam Fighter, who arrives to help Domon at the end of the Shinjuku arc for reasons of his own. He follows Domon into the Guyana Highlands to help him train and unlock the serene state of mind that Domon needs to unlock his "true" Super Mode. He is a much better fighter than everyone except perhaps Master Asia and can beat Domon with ease.

Throughout it all, Schwarz does not explain why he's helping Domon, nor does he take off his mask.

  • Artificial Human: He is a clone of Kyoji created through DG Cells overwriting the original Schwarz Bruder's body, after he died fighting the Devil Gundam.
  • Badass Longcoat: Or Badass German Uniform.
  • Badass Moustache: The original Schwartz sported a Porn Stache similar to Master Asia's.
  • Batman Gambit: He uses motivational ones on Domon—leaving him to fight alone in Guyana in the hopes that Domon wouldn't fight recklessly did not work and inviting Rain to join his crew to get her and Domon back together did work. Sometimes it ends badly for him.
  • Big Brother Mentor: To Domon, and slightly to Rain. Sort-off literally in the former's case.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Pulls these once in a while.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: Schwarz’ Gundam Spiegel is equipped with Spiegel Blades on its forearms. These katar-like weapons typically protrude backwards from the elbows but can be reversed to a forward facing position as well.
  • Brain Uploading: On the receiving end. Using the last of his free will, Kyoji Kasshu transfers his memories, personality and likeliness to Schwarz's reanimated corpse.
  • Came Back Strong: He is resurrected with a much younger body. Said body is also a Badass Bookworm, thus greatly adding to whatever level of intellect his original body already has.
  • Char Clone: Masked and secretly the hero's brother... kinda, although he doesn't bear nearly as much physical resemblance as others in the series. He does fill the roles of The Rival (inasmuch as any other Gundam Fighter) and The Mentor to Domon. He's about as much an Expy of Racer X as of Char.
  • Composite Character: His physical appearance, personality and memories are Kyoji's, but his fighting skills and his Gundam came from the original Schwarz Bruder.
  • Cyborg: He is Kyoji's personality uploaded into the body of Neo-Gemany's Gundam Fighter reformatted with DG Cells. When the government officials find DG Cells behind his skin after he is defeated by Domon, they are all taken aback because he was still fully human when he entered the tournament.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: He is a clone of Kyoji Kasshu (made with DG Cells) who merges with the body of the original Schwarz and becomes the Schwarz we know and love.
  • Dramatic Unmask: Twice. The first time, the top part of the mask falls off in the Guyana Highlands showing that he looks like Kyoji—Master Asia recognizes him, but the audience is probably confused since Schwarz and Kyoji have been in the same scenes. When it comes off the second time as a result of injury in the finals, it stays off, and everyone is flabbergasted.
  • Dual Wielding: The arm-blades on his Gundam.
  • Dub Name Change: The Spiegel Gundam is renamed Shadow Gundam in the English dub and Jupiter Gundam in the Filipino dub.
  • Mask Power: A case of Shown Their Work, since his voice actually is slightly muffled from wearing the mask over his mouth. (Hori apparently did this by putting a sheet of paper over the microphone whenever it was needed)
  • Master of Disguise: He disguises himself flawlessly as an old man (with an entirely different build, no less) and then as an animal statue. Because he's a ninja.
  • McNinja: The poster boy for this trope (and yet, not quite a true example — unless the Kasshu's are secretly German). Or rather, Schwarz should have been called von Ninja. The director said he's based on Japan's idea of America's idea of what ninja can do. The original, deceased Schwarz Bruder was, however, a straight example.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His name means Black Brother in German. Guess who he turns out to be?
    • Subverted with the original, for whom the name was a coincidence with no meaning whatsoever. Kyoji was just incredibly lucky with names, clone-wise.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Domon is forced to kill him and Kyoji to stop the Devil Gundam.
  • Mysterious Protector: To Domon, particularly at the end of Shinjuku and during the Guyana Highlands. He starts becoming more of The Mentor during the latter so that Domon can take on Master Asia and the Devil Gundam himself.
  • Ninja Pirate Robot Zombie: He's a German Ninja. Technically, a robot zombie Japanese clone of a German Ninja and a Japanese Badass Bookworm.
  • No Body Left Behind: Domon Mercy Kills both him and Kyoji by obliterating their bodies along with the Devil Gundam's cockpit.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Domon/Rain.
  • Spin Attack: His Gundam can use its arm blades like helicopter rotors to attack or offer low-level flight.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: When Rain asks the German crew about Schwarz's true nature, they said that the committee had confirmation he was human. One might infer that this has been a problem for them in the past, although given that in the current set of Gundam fights, there's a resurrected mummy and a resurrected Englishman, it's probably not that hard to wonder about that sort of thing.
  • Technicolor Ninjas: You would think that dressing himself as the German flag would make him less stealthy. It doesn't.
  • Time-Limit Boss: His Final Battle with Domon involves a bomb exploding after ten minutes regardless of who's winning.
  • Was Once a Man: He is resurrected as a Cyborg clone of a different person.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: He's German, did you know? Sort of.

    Saette Gyuzelle 
Voiced by: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese), Ryan Luhning (English)

Debut: Episode 9: Reunion in the Falling Rain
Mobile Fighter: GF13-052NT Minaret Gundam

Neo-Turkey's Gundam Fighter and a childhood friend of Rain. A Gundam Fighter who has seemingly gone renegade, he is wanted by his own country for wreaking havoc within it. But Saette's story turns out to be a little more complicated than that...
  • Body Horror: It's through his horrible situation that we learn about the true extent of the DG Cells.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Under the effect of the aforementioned Cells - he was blacking out from time to time in the cockpit.
  • Genius Bruiser: Engineer, wrestler and Gundam Fighter.
  • Monumental Damage: He is wanted by Neo-Turkey for causing damage to Istanbul's famous landmarks. Of course, he was under the influence of DG cells, and once this comes out he's given a pardon by his government.
  • Never Got to Say Goodbye: To Rain, who had to come back to Neo Japan right when he was about to ask her for counseling. He wrongfully thought she hated him.
  • New Old Flame: Domon thought he was this. It's not exactly clear, however.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Before his DG cell infection, anyway.
  • Villain of the Week: He only appears in a single episode and is never seen again, not even at the end when his assistance would have been very welcome.

    Kyral Mekirel 
Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 28: Domon Targeted! The Assassin's Staff
Mobile Fighter: GF13-044NNP Mandala Gundam

A blind fighter from Neo Nepal. Prior to facing Domon in the finals, he assassinated every one of his opponents before the match.

    Andrew Graham 
Voiced by: Masashi Sugawara (Japanese), Noah Umholtz (English)

Debut: Episode 8: Old Grudge: Revenge of the Space Police
Mobile Fighter: GF13-037NCA Lumber Gundam

A Gundam Fighter from Neo Canada. He blames Argo Gulskii for the death of his wife Norma, and has vowed revenge against him.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Apologizes to Rain for kidnapping her, and then again for knocking her out.
  • An Axe to Grind: He's one of the biggest, brawniest Gundam Fighters (only the insanely huge Marcelot Cronos outweighs him and Argo) and spends his downtime as a lumberjack, so this is naturally his weapon.
  • Arch-Enemy: Considers Argo as such, blaming him for killing his wife. Argo didn't.
  • Badass Beard: He's an immensely powerful fighter with a beard to match.
  • Beard of Sorrow: He grew a beard in the wake of Norma's death.
  • Best Served Cold: He has spent years preparing himself to take down Argo by becoming a rival Fighter. Apparently he just wants to kill him with his own two hands.
  • The Big Guy: Rivals Argo in this department. In fact, Domon once uses Argo as practice for a new technique to use against Andrew.
  • Career-Ending Injury: His injuries from Taking the Bullet for Argo prevents him from competing in Gundam fights ever again.
  • Dub Name Change: The Lumber Gundam is renamed Grizzly Gundam in the English dub.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: In a manner of speaking. He can't understand why Argo would save the life of the man trying to kill him.
  • Heartbroken Badass: He's still grieving for his wife and it drives all of his actions.
  • Heel Realization: Gets two of them. The first comes when he realizes while dangling from a precipice with Rain in his cockpit that he's done the exact same thing to Domon what Andrew thinks Argo did to him, and the second comes when he watches Argo and Domon's duel during the finals, and realizes through Argo's fighting that he was genuinely trying to save Norma when his ship collided with the security outpost.
  • Mighty Lumberjack: He's spent the past five years building up his body lumberjacking, and his Lumber (Grizzly) Gundam is lumberjack-themed to match.
  • Retirony: Moments before the accident that claimed Norma's life, she and Andrew were discussing starting a family when they return home in a week's time.
  • Revenge Before Reason: Is willing to use the Gundam Fight to get a chance to kill Argo, despite it not only being a blatant violation of the regulations, but also being grounds for a first-degree murder charge. And when Nastasha procures a report that states that Argo was trying to save Norma, he refuses to believe it, preferring to continue pursuing Argo.
  • Space Police: Formerly, along with his late wife.
  • Taking the Bullet: Allenby, under the effects of Wong's Berserker System, tried to attack Argo, who had just finished fighting Domon and was in no position to defend himself. Andrew threw himself in the way of Allenby's attack. He survived, but was injured in such a way that he was unlikely to ever be a Gundam Fighter again.
  • Took a Level in Badass: During the flashback, Andrew appears to be an average man — in stark contrast to the big, brawny man he is in the present. In terms of brute strength, he's roughly equal with Argo now.
  • Two First Names: Graham can be passed as a given name.

    Gentle Chapman 
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Nakata (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 9: Powerful Enemy! Chapman's Heroic Challenge
Mobile Fighters: GF13-003NEL John Bull Gundam, Grand Gundam

Neo-England's Fighter and pilot of John Bull Gundam (Royal Gundam in the dub). Gentle Chapman previously won the Gundam Fight three times in a row, which nearly caused a war between the colonies and resulted in the temporary suspension of the 12th Gundam Fight. Although he was once a powerful fighter in his own right, his age and battle scars pushed him into taking dangerous medications to remain a fighter, and his wife does her best to rig matches in his favor.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: Chapman's return from death is a minor detail to the protagonists... what really grinds their gears is that he's back in the Fight after being disqualified.
    George de Sand: Tell me something, Chapman. How can someone return from the grave and then participate in the finals?!
  • Blood Knight: Even when his victories almost brought the universe to the brink of war, Chapman kept fighting.
  • The Brute: Grand Gundam is the biggest of the four Kings by a country mile.
  • Came Back Wrong: Revived through DG Cells. He's pretty much just a mindless brute afterward.
  • The Champion: He's won the Gundam Fight three times in a row, an unprecedented streak in the tournament's history.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Played with, as this appears to be what he has been reduced to but as it turns out it's his wife Manon's strategy, with Chapman himself remaining unaware of the tricks Manon was pulling to help him win his fights. He plays it completely straight when he reappears in the finals, though, going so far as to hold the entire audience hostage when he and Chariot threaten to shut off the barrier around the arena, in an echo of George's earlier foe Mirabeau.
  • The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Before his death, Chapman was a Tragic Hero who despite clinging to glory days that were long gone, was still a chivalrous Fighter with good intentions. After being revived by DG cells all trace of goodness in him is gone and he is reduced to little more than a very strong and very well-dressed zombie.
  • Dented Iron: His injuries from fighting the previous three Gundam Fights took a serious toll on his body.
  • Dub Name Change: The John Bull Gundam is renamed Royal Gundam in the English dub.
  • Fallen Hero: Won three Gundam Fights in a row for Britain and was renowned for his British sense of chivalry. By the beginning of the series, he relies on steroids(?) and trickerynote , which gets him called out by George and Domon. His reason being that he has to keep being a hero, both for himself and for his country.
  • Flat Character: Only after his return via the DG Cells... he literally has no lines other than to growl menacingly. This is intentional, however: he's meant to contrast with the obnoxious, motor-mouthed Michelo. Also, he's, y'know, kinda dead.
  • The Gambler: He seems to run an informal casino in his home. Domon challenges to a game of cards to fight him.
  • Happily Married: To Manon.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: This, along with the superior firepower of his John Bull Gundam, was the reason behind his long winning streak.
  • The Mean Brit: After his revival - a common side effect of being infected with DG Cells, apparently.
  • Nigh-Invulnerable: Grand Gundam doesn't even need its Healing Factor. It's so tough that dropping a giant rock the size of the Gundam itself on its head only served to slow it down for a few seconds. Only a direct hit to the cockpit could stop it.
  • Punny Name: "chap", in the British sense (roughly synonymous with "guy"), spliced into "gentleman".
  • Reality Ensues: Chapman's long winning streak very nearly brought the universe to the brink of war. It's very possible that Master Asia defeated him in the 12th Gundam Fight specifically in his function as a member of the Shuffle Alliance, since if Chapman had won a fourth time war would have been unavoidable.
  • The Rival: He's a recurring antagonist to George especially.
  • Screaming Warrior: Though not very chatty as a DG cell zombie, he does get in more than a few DBZ-style bellows of rage and/or triumph.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Where the heck did his devoted wife Manon get to?
    • Apparently she had to be dropped, as having her around as a character meant that they'd have to explain his sudden, complete change in character. Not that they ever provide any explanation for where she goes in the actual show. Possibly she buried him, left for Mars, and didn't watch the Gundam Fight Finals on television.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The DG cells make him stronger in death than he ever was in life (and he was the most successful Gundam Fighter in history) but at the cost of any trace of sentience.
  • You Are the New Trend: Chapman's three-Fight winning streak brought sweeping changes to the Gundam Fight, as nations rushed to emulate Neo-England's strategy and Fights became less about martial arts skill and more about whose Gundam had the best guns. This era was brought to a end with Master Asia's victory in the 12th Gundam Fight, and by the 13th Fight martial arts Gundams are once again the trend du jour.

    Michelo Chariot 
Voiced by: Kyousei Tsukui (Japanese), Jonathan Love (English)

Debut: Episode 1: Gundam Fight Begins! The Gundam That Fell to Earth
Mobile Fighters: GF13-055NI Neros Gundam, Gundam Heaven's Sword

Neo-Italy's pilot. Michelo Chariot and his Neros Gundam had the distinction of being the first to be defeated by Domon in the series. Michelo is violent, unprincipled, and ruthless, and still runs a criminal gang despite being selected as a Gundam Fighter.

Although he was arrested after losing to Domon, he shows up again in the Finals to get revenge on Domon for the humiliation of his defeat.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Unlike most Gundam Fighters, Michelo doesn't have fans at all, and if anything his countrymen seem to particularly despise him due to his flagrant abuse of his Gundam Fighter status.
  • Animal Motifs: His hairstyle is a prominent rooster comb, he has a beak-like nose and his upgraded Gundam transforms into a bird. It's safe to say that he and The Penguin would be fast friends if they ever met.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: The Italians hate him as much as everyone else. The only reason he's given such leeway and is the Gundam Fighter is because, as Domon said, "He's strong".
  • Ax-Crazy: Loves to inflict violence on people from the start. He gets even worse during the Finals.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Unlike Chapman above, Michelo never has anything resembling morals, and is willing to try every trick in the book if that's what it takes to win.
  • The Dragon: To Master Asia, along with Chapman.
  • Diving Kick: His specialty techniques, the Silver Legs and its stronger counterpart Rainbow Legs.
  • Dub Name Change: The Gundam Heaven's Sword is renamed Raven Gundam in the English dub. The Filipino dub also renamed Neros into Nelson.
  • Energy Absorption: His Gundam Heaven's Sword develops this ability as a counter to the God Finger, Michelo's bane. He is successfully able to absorb a fired God Finger and even power up with it, but it still isn't enough for him to defeat Argo and Sai Sici.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Is surprised that Argo and Sai Saichi would be willing to risk their lives in order to stop him.
  • Evil Redhead: It goes white on his defeat, but it's red again when he comes back.
  • Feather Flechettes: His Gundam Heaven's Sword can fire these from its wings.
  • Just a Gangster: Even after becoming the Gundam Fighter of Neo Italy he still runs his gang on the side.
  • Meaningful Name: Both himself and his Gundam: 'Chariot', of course, is an ancient horse-drawn weapon of war, befitting a violent man constantly in motion, and his Gundam is named for the infamously mad Roman emperor Nero.
  • Motive Decay: Though he didn't have much of a motive beyond being the Psycho For Hire equivalent of a Gundam Fighter to begin with, Michelo's return in the finals makes it clear he no longer cares about winning the Gundam Fight at all, or about even his own glory. All he cares about now is revenge on Domon.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Evil power in his case, as his Neros Gundam is upgraded into the winged Gundam Heaven's Sword by the Devil Gundam.
  • Psycho for Hire: He doesn't even mention anything about Italy or its prospects in the Gundam Fight; he seems to be in it purely for beating people up.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Connections!: Being the Gundam Fighter of Neo Italy essentially makes Michelo immune to any prosecution by his own nation's police. Naturally, he abuses this immunity with glee, and just as naturally the cops cuff him the second Shining crushes Neros' head (thus disqualifying Michelo from the tournament, at least until Wong intervenes on his behalf later).
  • Spikes of Villainy: Neros Gundam has a pair of spiked wrist guards and his outfit out-of-Gundam had spiked kneepads.
  • Starter Villain: He's blatantly evil and has his own specialty technique, plus he has a lot of Mafia muscle. Doesn't save him from the Shining Finger.
  • Supporting Leader: An evil version, as he successfully organizes a cabal of embittered Gundam Fighters against the Shuffle Alliance and acts as their leader despite taking his own marching orders from Wong and Master Asia.
  • The Bus Came Back: He was Put on a Bus after his defeat in the first episode and there was no indication we would be seeing him again. And then, out of nowhere, he shows up to compete in the finals (despite being firmly disqualified by his defeat).
  • Took a Level in Badass: When he shows up in the finals, he's suddenly able to fight evenly with Domon's God Gundam thanks to being infected with DG Cells. And this is even before he transforms into Gundam Heaven's Sword.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity Formerly a low-tier Gundam Fighter, until he becomes infected with DG cells. As mentioned above, after the DG cell infection he becomes a serious threat to Domon, but he also seems to lose much sense of self-preservation, particularly in the final battle. He throws himself recklessly at the heroes and only in the last few seconds before he dies does he feel any fear for his life.
  • Wolverine Claws: His Gundam has a pair.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He kidnaps a little girl to force Domon into the open and drops her from a huge height.

    Marcelot Cronos 

Debut: Episode 26: A New Weapon! Erupting God Finger
Mobile Fighter: GF13-002NGR Zeus Gundam

Gigantic pilot of the Zeus Gundam, representing Neo Greece. A boastful fighter who doesn't take kindly to Domon's declaration that he would go undefeated in the Finals, he's pitted as Domon's first opponent, and later participates in Michelo's plot to harass the Shuffle Alliance as part of his own revenge scheme against Domon. He's also Domon's first opponent in the Battle Royale.
  • All There in the Manual: The G Gundam Technical Manual reveals that Marcelot was once asked to join the Shuffle Alliance but turned them down out of arrogance and a Lack of Empathy.
  • Always Someone Better: Marcelot is considered the overall favorite to win the Gundam Fight at the start of the Finals, and after a pre-match encounter Domon doubts his ability to beat him, until Han provides him with the encouragement he needs. Inverted by the Battle Royale, when Domon defeats him handily, having Taken Several Levels in Badass by then.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: He's (apparently) quite a good Gundam Fighter and certainly has the record to back up his pride, but pride is really all he has. He doesn't fight for a cause like the Shuffle Alliance, he doesn't fight for national pride like other Gundam Fighters (he makes no mention of Neo Greece in his boasts, only of his own superiority), all Marcelot has is his conviction in his own greatness and an overpowered Gundam. Naturally, the moment he hits a wall that Zeus Gundam can't blast through he falls hard and quick.
  • Badass Beard: Sports an impressive beard and is a favorite to win the Gundam Fight.
  • Beard of Evil: He's not a pleasant human being.
  • Boisterous Bruiser
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When he's taken over by DG Cells in the Battle Royale.
  • The Bully: Take away his amazingly cool Gundam and this is what he is at his core, a small and petty man who has no higher goal than physically dominating those around him.
  • Cool Horse: The Hercules chariot, which is half-horse, anyway.
  • Drop the Hammer: Zeus Gundam's primary weapon.
  • Evil Redhead: More 'arrogant and a Jerkass' than outright evil, but he is firmly on the side of the antagonists.
  • The Giant: He literally towers over all other fighters, even Argo and Andrew, and behaves very much like a Professional Wrestling heel giant.
  • Gold-Colored Superiority: His Zeus Gundam is gold all over and is the favorite to win the tournament.
  • Ignored Epiphany: Immediately after his defeat he seems to have seen the error of his ways, remarking that in the end it was him who made too many childish boasts. The next time we see him he's drinking in a bar and stewing over Domon's latest victory, having backslid completely.
  • Informed Ability: Much is made of Marcelot's strength (supplementary material reveals he was even invited to join the Shuffle Alliance!) but from what we actually see Marcelot's victories are almost wholly attributable to his Gundam rather than his own ability. He's a very large man who abuses his size prodigiously, but he has none of the technique or endurance of even the other Shuffle Alliance members.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Zeus Gundam is very swift while riding Hercules, but loses the speed advantage when the chariot is taken out. Even without Hercules, he's still able to keep up.
  • Meaningful Name: Cronos comes from the father of Zeus in Greek mythology. Considering that he's best known for trying to eat his own children...
  • Power Gives You Wings: More like Power Comes With Wings in this case, as his powerful Zeus Gundam is equipped with golden wings that make it capable of atmospheric flight.
  • Shock and Awe: His finishing move, Lightning of Judgment, which emanates from his energy-generated Lightning Hammer.
  • Shout-Out: The Zeus Gundam looks like it's in a Gold Cloth.
  • Starter Villain: Of a sort, as he is the first foe that Domon fights in the Neo Hong Kong arc.
  • Villain Decay: Prior to fighting Domon, Marcelot is the favorite to win the tournament. After fighting (and losing to) Domon, he quickly degenerates into a bitter also-ran grousing in a cafe about that "dirty technique" Domon used to beat him. Michelo recruits him as part of a coalition of enemy Gundam Fights striking at the Shuffle Alliance, but he does nothing to distinguish himself from lesser-tiered Fighters like Romario and Sijiema, and even after being infected by DG cells on Lantau Island he doesn't get powered up to the same degree as Michelo or Chapman. Domon treats him essentially as an annoyance, defeating him with ridiculous ease before he resurrects and gives Domon a (slightly) tougher time. That time ends with Domon putting him down for good.

    Romario Monini 
Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta (Japanese)

Debut: Episode 31: Dazzling Power of the Clown! Get Mad, Gundam Maxter
Mobile Fighter: GF13-039NP Jester Gundam

Pilot of Jester Gundam and Neo Portugal's representative. Seemingly a harmless-looking clown with a goofy-looking Gundam, but he turns out to be a formidable fighter who's specialty is copying the special techniques of other Gundam fighters. He's also apparently into psychological warfare, as evidenced when he looked into Chibodee's past and exploited his fear of clowns and the traumatic event surrounding it to his advantage.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He might be a clown, but he managed to take down George and gave Domon a tough time in the circus ring.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Is initially dealing one to Chibodee by exploiting his childhood trauma of laughing clowns, until Chibodee's Gals snap him out of it and he turns the tables.
  • Ditto Fighter: Dittomediate flavor. He's able to copy his enemy's moves exactly, from the Rose Bits to the God Finger (although in the case of the latter it's a confetti explosion, since they're in a circus ring at the time).
  • Expressive Mask: His face is apparently a mask (as evidenced when it's shown falling to the ground and breaking when he's defeated,) but it still has as much expressive abilities as a normal face.
  • The Faceless: His mask falls off after his defeat, but the audience never gets to see his real face.
  • The Hyena: Rarely does he ever stop laughing.
  • Jerkass: He learns about that Chibodee was traumatized as a child by a gang dressed as clowns and deliberately exploits it.
  • Mind Rape: How he gets an advantage over Chibodee in their match, exploiting his trauma over being held hostage by a gang dressed as clowns as a kid until he's near-comatose.
  • Monster Clown: He has the appearance of an evil clown and is perfectly willing to exploit childhood traumas to win his fights.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He certainly plays the fool most of the time, even pratfalling in his Gundam during his pre-fight entrance.
  • Out of Focus: After his defeat, he joins Michelo and Chapman to get revenge on Domon and the Shuffle Alliance alongside Neo Greece and Neo India's fighters, but his last contribution to the plot is attempting to kill Chibodee by releasing a stack of logs onto him while he was driving, causing him to nearly crash and fall of a steep cliff. After that, he just sits on the sidelines, and is almost immediately defeated (and possibly killed) off-screen in the final Battle Royale.
  • Villain Decay: He's hyped as a very dangerous Fighter in his episode, defeating Rose Gundam with a mimicry of its own specialty technique and giving Chibodee a very tough time. Afterwards... well, the spoilered out example above really says it all.

    Chandra Sijiema 

Debut: Episode 27: Hang on Domon! Triumph of the Restored Faith
Mobile Fighter: GF13-030NIN Cobra Gundam

The pilot of Neo India's Cobra Gundam, Sijiema is a ruthless fighter who enjoys stalking his opponents before a fight. He nearly takes out Domon before their fight, but withdraws when Rain catches up to them. After losing his match to Domon, he later takes Michelo up on his offer to antagonize the Shuffle Alliance between battles as part of a revenge plot against Domon.
  • Amazing Technicolor Population: Has green skin; whether or not he's part Snake Person is never made clear (since he seems physically human otherwise).
  • Animal Motif: Snakes, cobras to be specific, if looking at him and his Gundam is not obvious enough.
  • Attack the Injury: During his battle with Domon he focuses his attention on Domon's injured shoulder.
  • Beast of Battle: On foot he rides his cobra as one of these and he can also do this in his Gundam.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He scouts out the competition before a fight to learn their weaknesses and isn't above exploiting any weakness he might find.
  • Combining Mecha: His Cobra Gundam is actually two independent machines, one piloted by Sijiema and one piloted by his cobra. The two Mobile Fighters can attack independently or combine into a single unit.
  • Crippling the Competition: He doesn't do this directly, but he's more than happy to take advantage of it.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: He gleefully attacks an injured Domon and even strikes him in his bad arm again and again before going in for the kill.
  • Knife Nut: His snake charming flute conceals a hidden knife that he uses to finish off his foes.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Much like Kyral after him, Sijiema is more than willing to kill his competition before the Fight, and comes very close to killing Domon.
  • Musical Assassin: Both literally and figuratively. He uses his flute in combat and is seen taking out his opponents before the fight.
  • Out of Focus: After his defeat, he joins Michelo and Chapman to get revenge on Domon and the Shuffle Alliance alongside Neo Greece and Neo Portugal's fighters, but his last contribution to the plot is attempting to kill Sai Sici by pushing him in front of a moving double decker bus, causing him to nearly get creamed. After that, he just sits on the sidelines, and is almost immediately defeated (and possibly killed) off-screen in the final Battle Royale.
  • Smug Snake: Perhaps the most literal example this series has to offer.
  • Snake Charmer: His flute is even weaponized, as it contains a hidden blade.
  • Snakes Are Sinister: He has a giant evil cobra that obeys him and is himself quite snakelike.
  • Trap Master: His usual tactic is to use his cobra to immobilize his opponent (never mind that cobras don't constrict their prey) and then finish them off while they're helpless.
  • Villain Decay: Like Romario and Marcelot above, Sijiema is played as a very dangerous opponent in his debut episode and then degenerates into a minor nuisance due to being Out of Focus.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He rides around on a gigantic cobra, which serves as his co-pilot in the Cobra Gundam. The Gundam itself is styled like a cobra, though its torso can separate and convert to humanoid form while the snake body is constricting his opponent.


Voiced by: Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)

The Narrator. He introduces every episode in his red tuxedo and eyepatch.

    JDG-00X Devil Gundam 
The enormous Devil Gundam was created by Dr. Raizou Kasshu and his son Kyoji as the pinnacle of their research, possessing the "three great theoretical capabilities" of self-evolution, self-recovery, and self-replication; in essence a living Gundam. It was stolen by Kyoji and brought to Earth, and its infects Gundam Fighters with DG cells to turn them into slaves to its omnicidal will.
  • Adaptive Ability: Its ability to regenerate, assimilate and evolve makes it Nigh-Invulnerable to everything except The Power of Love.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Dr. Kasshu really should have made it dent-resistant.
  • Apparently Powerless Puppetmaster: On the face of it the Devil Gundam is just a weapon coveted by the various villains of the story, and has no say in what master it serves. But upon a closer examination it becomes much harder to tell who is the master and who is the servant where the Devil Gundam is concerned, and given the ultimate fate of Ulube it's very easy to conclude that the Devil Gundam is in fact the ultimate villain of the story, pulling the strings of everyone dumb enough to think they can control it.
  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Is far bigger than most Gundams, and it grows to be the size of a colony in the finale.
  • Back from the Dead: Three Times, it's fought on Guiana Highlands and thought destroyed, then Wong revives it and unleashed it on the Gundam finals and it thought destroyed again, until finally Ulube uses its remains and forces Rain to be it's pilot. It's put down for good when Rain manages to break free from its control and Domon finishes it off.
  • Beam Spam: One of the Devil Gundam's primary forms of attack, usually used in conjunction with its Combat Tentacles though it seems to have ability to form beam cannons on any part of its body.
  • Big Bad: Although there are several people who try to make use of it, the Devil Gundam is always the final threat.
  • Bishounen Line: The final incarnation of the Devil Gundam that Domon fights is only twice as tall as the God Gundam (Which is microscopic compared to all of its other forms). It's considered the most powerful incarnation because at this point the Devil Gundam is the most human.
  • Combat Tentacles: Makes use of these to grab and infect its victims.
  • The Corruption: Depending on how sentient the Devil Gundam truly is, it's either this or The Corrupter, though the DG cells it generates definitely fall under this.
  • Dub Name Change: Known as the Dark Gundam in English.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Is the Big Bad and is one of, if not the largest mobile fighter in the series.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being its "pilot" deprives one of their free will while also having their life force gradually sucked away.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Was created to restore the Earth's environment, and attempts to do just that. It's just how it intends to do it that makes it the Big Bad.
  • Human Shield: By accident or by design, all the Devil Gundam's "pilots" are people that The Hero is reluctant to fight or kill.
  • It Can Think: Though it never speaks or communicates in any way that is shown, the Devil Gundam is implied at points to be more than just a corrupted machine, and at least one of the cast's members claims to have communicated with it directly (Ulube's Wham Line that the Devil Gundam "promised to meet me again"), though given that said cast member is completely Ax-Crazy at the time of this claim, it makes them something of an Unreliable Narrator. Master Asia also considers the Devil Gundam intelligent, at least in the machine sense of being able to consider a task and calculate the best way to accomplish that task, though he doesn't go so far as to claim the Devil is sapient.
  • Kill All Humans: Concludes it has to do this to restore Earth's environment.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Everything about it played completely seriously. Once it's existence is revealed the show gets Darker and Edgier with the reveals about Domon's past and most of the cast are traumatized from meeting it.
  • Marathon Boss: Everytime the heroes fight it, they have to beat several enemies to get through first.
  • Mechanical Abomination: A powerful and sentient mobile fighter.
  • Mook Maker: The Death Army mobile suits, manned by human corpses kept in a downright ''horrific'' undead state, courtesy of the DG cells, are created by the Devil Gundam itself and its powers of self-replication.
  • More Teeth than the Osmond Family: Once the Devil Gundam's face plate opened up similarly to the Shining Gundam's. This revealed a mouth packed with sharp yellow teeth.
  • Nature-Loving Robot: Designed with self-repair and self-evolving technologies, the Devil Gundam was designed to heal and restore Earth back to its natural state. However, when it crash-landed and malfunctioned, it decided that in order to restore Earth's environment it had to Kill All Humans.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The Devil Gundam's "pilot" is used as its power source to operate.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Its colony sized body grows a pair of enormous wings part way through the struggle.
  • Recurring Boss: It is fought three times throughout the series, including the Grand Finale.
  • Recurring Element: Every form the Devil Gundam takes after its first insect like appearance features the upper torso of a Gundam body growing out of the forehead of a black Gundam head.
  • True Final Boss: Despite being a Recurring Boss, it is still the ultimate threat in series.
  • Ultimate Life Form: It was originally called the Ultimate Gundam, as the Kasshus designed it to have total mastery of their "three great theoretical abilities": self-regeneration, self-replication, and self-evolution.
  • Weaponized Offspring: Its Combat Tentacles can also serve as his Mooks.
  • The Voiceless: It's a machine with no way of speaking.


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