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    Aeolia Schenberg 
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Celestial Being's founder, he lived over 200 years before the beginning of the series. He established the theoretical basis of the combined orbital elevator and photovoltaic energy system, the construction and defense of which he foresaw to employ humanoid machines not unlike mobile suits. In a long term plan to rid the world of armed conflict and ready humanity into the next phase of its evolution, he founded the private paramilitary organization Celestial Being. It is this plan that becomes the driving force for both the first and second series.

Voiced by Chikao Ohtsuka (Japanese), Tsutomu Isobe (Japanese, "A Wakening of the Trailblazer"), and Michael Kopsa (English)

  • Bald of Awesome/ Bald of Evil: It depends on whether the individual sees him as a visionary genius or just a narcissist with a messiah complex. Especially when, combined with his beard, he bears a surprising resemblance to a certain Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
  • Big Good: Subverted. He may be out to save humanity from itself but his more morally ambiguous actions make him responsible for all the tragedy that occurs.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Alejandro kills him by shooting him in the head.
  • Char Clone: While he never dons a mask, his views and ambitions to create a better world are very reminiscent of the Red Comet. Unlike Char however, his methods and ambitions are not only far less destructive but also considerably more long term. His English voice actor, Micahel Kopsa, also voiced Char in the original Gundam anime and Mobile Suit Gundam Chars Counter Attack.
  • The Chess Master: Was able to create a private military organization that would have enough firepower to fight the entire world after 200 years.
  • Crazy-Prepared: It seems like he predicts almost everything that happens. And he set up Veda to deal with anything he didn't predict, just in case.
  • Dead Man Switch: He made preparations so that if he were killed before he could be revived from cryosleep, the Gundams would gain the ability to use Trans-Am so they can stop those who threaten Celestial Being's plans.
  • Expy: Let's see, a supposedly long dead scientist comes up with a centuries-long plan involving a secret foundation, manipulating events to suit the plan, and leaves recordings of himself to the public long after his time. Oh snap, HE'S HARI SELDON!
  • Gambit Roulette: He knew there was no way to predict everything that would happen in 200 years, hence the existence of Veda
  • Genghis Gambit: Part of his plan was to ensure that Celestial Being would become such a threat to world peace that the various power blocs would peacefully unite to stop them.
  • Human Popsicle: He froze himself so he could see this new, war-free world his organization would create. Didn't work out in the end, as Allejandro finds and kills him before he can be revived.
  • My Death Is Just the Beginning: Both apparent and official.
  • It's All About Me: Cryogenically froze himself so he would live to see his plan come to fruition, all so he could bask in the glory of being mankind's self appointed savior.
  • The Omniscient: It's a little scary just how much of the plot he apparently predicted, although how much of that was him and how much was Veda playing Speed Chess is unclear.
  • Omniscient Morality License: His plans to reform humanity call for the deaths of thousands... but he probably didn't mean for it to be that many.
  • The Plan: Whenever Celestial Being talks about "the Plan", it's his they're talking about.
    • Thanatos Gambit: He didn't plan on dying, but if something went wrong and he did, he had contingencies in place.
  • Posthumous Character: Died over two hundred years before the start of the series. It is later revealed that he survived via cryogenic freezing, but Alejandro kills him before he can be revived..

    Alejandro Corner 
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Main mecha: GNMA-XCVII Alvatore, GNMS-XCVI Alvaaron

A UN Ambassador who is also an Observer for Celstial Being, although he has grand ambitions of his own.

Voiced by Yasunori Matsumoto (Japanese) and Andrew Kavadas (English)

  • Badass Gay: He's pretty badass, and while his orientation is never explicitly made clear, his behavior around Ribbons heavily implies he's gay.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: "But this was my plan!" "That attitude is precisely what makes you such a small man."
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: His Mobile Armor/Suit the Alvatore/Alvaron.
  • Bling of War: His car, gun and pilot suit are all gold.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Is scheming to control the world although it later turns out that he was never anything more than a pawn to Ribbons.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Appears to be the main villain until Setsuna kills him in the Season One finale and it is revealed that Ribbons was secretly manipulating him.
  • Enigmatic Minion: Appears to be a loyal Observer, but has a tendency to smirk at odd times. He turns out to be plotting to use Celestial Being to take over the world.
  • Evil Laugh: Laughs manically when he kills Aeolia and thinks that he has won.
  • The Scapegoat: The Movie reveals that the A-LAWS and the Government Conspiracy from season 2 were apparently blamed on him after the fact (despite him having died five years previously), with the in-universe movie using his likeness for portraying the A-LAWS' leader. This was done because the Federation couldn't reveal information about Ribbons Almarck and VEDA to the general public.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Ribbons was using him to create the Federation for his own ambitions.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Loses it when Ribbons reveals that he was using him from the very beginning.
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    Wang Liu Mei 
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A beautiful Chinese celebrity who became the head of her house at the tender age of 15. She works as a secret agent, leaking information to Celestial Being, but she also seems to have her own agenda. She wanted the world to change, no matter what cost. To that end, she is willing to ally with and betray anyone. Has a Battle Butler named Hong Long, who is also her elder brother.

Voiced by Kei Shindou (Japanese) and Maryke Hendrikse (English)

  • Big Fancy House: Owns a small island complete with a large mansion and a full staff of servants.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She is very cheerful and friendly, but she is willing to betray everyone and work with mass murderers just so she can have a hand in changing the world.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: She's assigned to assist the Ptolemaios crew, but she also assists the Trinities after the Ptolemy Meisters come to blows with them. She later sides with the Innovades against Celestial Being, betraying Nena in the process by forbidding her from taking revenge against Ali. When Ribbons tells Wang that he will not let her become an Innovator, she betrays the Innovades for Celestial Being, at which point Ribbons and Regene arrange for Nena to kill her.
  • Double Reverse Quadruple Agent: For pretty much... um, everybody. It all depends on her whim at the moment.
  • Freudian Excuse: She became the head of her family and had to bear the burden she didn't want because Hong Long doesn't have what it takes to lead the family, which leads her to be the Smug Snake she is now. It comes off as a tad flimsy as it's revealed that her family is just her and her brother and she seems quite able to do what she wants with the family's money.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair in pigtails often in season 1.
  • Hime Cut: It's a downplayed and kinda strange example; a Chinese elite girl who leads her family's household and her hairstyle certainly resembles the trope (bangs are trimmed but not even, side tails, long hair in coils rather than loose) but her outrageous arrogance and Stripperific tendencies point in the other direction.
  • I Just Want to Be Special: She's not contented with her wealth and celebrity status and seeks to have a hand in changing the world as well. She also watns to become an Innovator.
  • It's All About Me: Her constant side switching is based on who will benefit her rather than any loyalty. Celestial Being is going to change the world. She'll back them. Ribbons can make her a superior being? She helps Alaws. Ribbons points out that he won't make her a superior being because she's selfish and he personally can't stand her. She starts sending CB info again to spite Ribbons.
  • Karmic Death: After Playing Both Sides for so long, she dies in large part thanks to Regene doing the same thing with her and Nena.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Some of her outfits are quite revealing.
  • Oh, Crap!: She had one, when Nena reveals herself to be her traitor and is about to blow her up.
  • Playing Both Sides: Works with both the Ptolemy Meisters and Trinity Meisters after the two sides come to blows. In Season 2, she works with both Celestial Being and the Innovades. Ribbons and Regene eventaully get annoyed with her lack of loyalty and arrange her death.
  • Rapunzel Hair: In the first season, it was long enough to sit on!
  • Smug Snake: Mostly because her arrogance eventually ovverode her survival instincts, and because she was a little slow to figure out her usefulness ended with certain parties, and this REALLY bites her on the ass in the worst way imaginable.
  • Stripperific: Most of her outfits that are usually Sexy Backless Outfits.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Nena and her.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After her brother is killed by Nena, Setsuna notices her wounds and offers to take her to safety. Wang Liu Mei declines the offer and elects to leave on her own. Yes, she turns down an offer of protection from the best Gundam pilot in the world and escapes into a puny unarmed shuttle, while still injured, when she already knows she's been pursued by Nena in a Gundam; the same one that attacked her last episode. Counting down to space debris...
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: She always come up with new outfits.

    Hong Long 
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Hong Long is a loyal servant to Wang Liu Mei and the Wang family. While a Celestial Being agent, he has no true loyalties to the organization except to Liu Mei. Even though he's the older brother, he contently accepted the role as Liu Mei's personal assistant and body guard. He's often at Liu Mei's side and vigilant over her safety above his own.

Voiced by Kenji Takahashi (Japanese) and Samuel Vincent (English)

  • Love Martyr: Towards his sister. She treats him like shit because she had to take up his responsibilities as head of the Wang faimly, yet he remains completely devoted to her out of guilt.
  • Meaningful Name: Wang Hong Long means Royal Red Dragon. He's nobility and a skilled physical combatant.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Well, blood is thicker than water they say.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is completely loyal to Liu Mei and is willing to go along with her schemes even if he disagrees with them.
  • The Unfavorite: Liu Mei became the successor of the Wang family instead of Hong Long for reasons unknown.

     Veda 
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The quantum supercomputer that is the closest thing Celestial Being as a whole has to a leader since Schenberg's no longer around. It was built by Shenberg himself and programmed to carry out his goal of ridding the world of conflict through Celestial Being. It is the only thing that knows the full plan, and it directs the other members of Celestial Being to carry out what needs to be done. Its location is secret, even to the organization itself, who only communicate with it through special terminals.


  • The Chessmaster: It is essentially planning against everyone in the world who isn't in Celestial Being. It's not above using people outside the organization in its schemes as well, but its ability to do that is a lot more limited.
  • Keystone Army: All of Celestial Being's weapons are directly connected to Veda. It can withdraw its support and shut them down at any point it chooses. The Gundam Meisters get around this by installing their own OS in their Gundams when Veda is captured by Ribbons.
  • Magical Computer: Can flawlessly photoshop global news feeds in real time.
  • Master Computer: It has absolute control over the spaceship Celestial Being. Even when the ship is occupied by Earth Federation forces in The Movie, Veda is doing things behind their backs while still cooperating with them.
  • Meaningful Name: "Veda" is the Sanskrit word for "knowledge", and the computer shares its name with the Hindu scriptures.
  • The Omniscient: It monitors the socio-political status of the entire human race, and its plans take that information into account when it decides what Celestial Being's next move should be.
  • Powers That Be: Veda is the only thing that knows the full scope of Aeolia's plans, so it is pretty much the de facto leader of Celestial Being. The organization can disobey its orders if they wish, but of course, it has contingencies for that...
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Veda is smart enough to allow for deviations from the original plan due to unforeseen circumstances. So long as Shenberg's plan is fulfilled in spirit, and the world is rid of conflict, Veda can make adjustments as needed.

    E.A. Ray 

E.A. Ray

A young man who talks with Aeolia Schenberg in the epilogue. As the novel adaptation describes, he became the model for Ribbons Almark and subsequent green-haired Innovades in both the main show and it's various expanded materials.

Voiced by Toru Furuya (Japanese) and Michael Adamthwaite (English)


  • Bishounen: Looks as effiminate as Ribbons.
  • Identical Stranger: Ribbons was actually modeled after his appearance, but DEFINETLY not after his personality.
  • Posthumous Character: Is long dead by the series proper. He only appears in a flashback.


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