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Residents of either Mars or Earth, not directly associated with either CGS or Gjallarhorn.

     Kudelia Aina Bernstein 

Voiced by: Yuka Terasaki (Japanese), Cherami Leigh (English)

An idealistic young woman from a rich family, whose impassioned humanitarian arguments for Martian independence have made her a symbol for the movement. She seeks independence for the Martian city of Chryse, and CGS is hired to escort her to Earth for unofficial negotiations.

  • Ambiguously Bi: She is interested in Mikazuki from the start. However, she goes very close to Atra over the course of the series. In Episode 47, she shows an interest in having a threesome relationship with Atra and Mikazuki. Following Mikazuki's death, she and Atra get married and are raising Atra and Mikazuki's son, Akatsuki, and they appear to be Happily Married.
  • Awesome by Analysis: In episode 22 she says that she studies and does research whenever possible and this results in her discovering a possible Gjallhorn ambush and a way around it; neither of which Mankanai had thought of. At the same time, she gives him advice on how to increase his chances of being re-elected Prime Minister based on what she learned about the Arbrau's political system and the current power players.
  • Badass Pacifist: She called out Gjallarhorn's False Flag Operation in a live broadcast across the worlds, a move that puts the Gjallarhorn forces in a political checkmate. Attack, and they would have to deal with an even worse political fallout. Stand down, and Tekkadan walks free. Gjallarhorn chose the latter.
  • Benevolent Boss: Strictly speaking, she is Tekkadan's client rather than their boss but she is certainly benevolent; Nice to the Waiter and throwing in free literacy lessons in addition to the escort fee.
  • Declaration of Protection: To Mikazuki and Atra and their unborn child.
  • Enemy Mine: In episode 17, she decides to go to Nobliss for help getting her message broadcast through Gjallarhorn's media control, even though she now knows that Nobliss has been trying to kill her and that Nobliss's schemes killed Fumitan.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Kudelia is very feminine, but doesn't know how to cook, let alone cut vegetables. Since she's from an upper-class background and her servants cooked for her, it comes to no surprise.
  • First Kiss: With Mikazuki at the end of episode 13. She is quite flustered afterwards and looks to her surrogate big sister for advice afterward.
  • Friend to All Children: One of her strongest points for going to Earth and arguing for independence is because children are the ones suffering the most. Her negative reaction to the augmentation of Mikazuki was in part due to this.
  • Full-Name Basis: She is never addressed as "Ms. Bernstein", only as Kudelia or Kudelia Aina Bernstein. No explanation is given as to why including her middle name is so important.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Arguably the most morally straight character alongside Atra and is a blonde.
  • Happily Married: Word of God confirmed that Kudelia and Atra are married by the end of the show, but it's unclear if the two of them fell in love or if they're just trying to give Akatsuki a stable home (and potentially protect him from his father's enemies) - do note that the second option is much more likely. Either way they're happy together.
  • Hartman Hips: Good LORD, this girl is almost 30% thigh. Any time she is facing the camera, it's extremely hard not to notice that her hips are seemingly double the width of her upper body.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: She often bemoans how useless she is at actually preventing more death both caused by and directed toward Tekkadan, the deaths caused in pursuit of capturing her, and her own insecurities on actually being the beacon of hope she wants to be.
  • Honorary True Companion: Despite not officially being a member, Mikazuki considers Kudelia to be a member of Tekkadan just as much as everyone else.
  • Hope Bringer: Her goal is be a beacon of hope for the people of Mars to make their lives better. She later discovers that she has already become one for the Dort colonies. She explicitly talks about "becoming hope" when Fumitan shows her a picture of another "Maiden of Revolution" in a book.
  • Improbable Age: According to Gjallarhorn's dossier on Kudelia, she has a college degree despite being only 16 years old. In the finale, Kudelia becomes the leader of the newly independent Mars in her early twenties.
  • It's All My Fault: Blames herself for the attack on CGS, noting they were there for her.
  • Leitmotif: "Lady Kudelia".
  • Lady and Knight: In the eyes of the Dort colony unions, she and Tekkedan are precisely this; "The Maiden of Revolution and the brave knights who guard her". Eugene remarks how they're treated like heroes because of it.
  • Living MacGuffin: Tekkadan wants to bring her to Earth so she can begin her negotiations, while Nobliss Gordon wants to turn her into a martyr to legitimize the independence movement. Fareed is shown later to have his own plans for her that require her to live. At least for now.
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever her interactions with Mikazuki get a little too awkward.
  • Male Gaze: The camera occasionally gives a shot where Kudelia's behind is front and center. Depending on the Artist, her glutes vary from being rather moderate in size to reaching supermodel Hartman Hips levels. And it seems the fandom prefers the latter interpretation.
  • Nice Girl: Kudelia is kind and pleasant to everyone. She always tries to help people around her and treat her employees well.
  • Nice to the Waiter: She is nothing if not respectful to and appreciative of Tekkadan's members and even helps Arta distribute meals.
  • Nom de Guerre: The Maiden Of The Revolution. Justified, as Nobliss is pulling strings to turn her into a martyr.
  • Non-Idle Rich: Despite her family's wealth, she has always felt bad about the poverty-stricken lower classes of Mars, and does everything she can to help them. At first, this mostly consists of political rallies and speeches, but by Season 2 she's also founded the Admoss Mining Company, intended to help revitalize the Martian economy.
    • By the end of the series, she's basically the head of the Martian Union and has solidified the abolition of the Human Debris culture.
  • Ojou: An upper-class young woman with a Hime Cut, who also leads the Martian independence movement. She's referred to (in the original Japanese dialog, of course) directly by this term when her name isn't being used.
  • Out of Focus: While she's still an important supporting character, Kudelia is no longer the focus of the central conflict in Season 2 like she was in the first season.
  • Parental Betrayal: Her father set her up to die by telling Gjallarhorn where she would be when the mission itself was secret. She suspects he was behind it rather quickly, but doesn't want to go back until she's confirmed it. Later on, she confesses she can't trust either of her parents.
  • Rapunzel Hair: An enormously long Hime Cut, kept in a half-up do when she is in formal attire, or a much simpler ponytail otherwise.
  • Rebel Leader: More diplomat than general, but one of the leaders of the Independence movement nonetheless.
  • Shaming the Mob: Tekkadan is surrounded by Gjallarhorn forces after the False Flag Operation that led to the Dort massacre, complete with a Bolivian Army Ending for the episode. Then Kudelia asked for a favor from Nobliss and the news crew aboard Isaribi and called out Gjallarhorn's actions in a live broadcast across the world. Noticing an even worse potential political fallout, Gjallarhorn backed off. What they couldn't defeat by violence, she paralyzed with a speech.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: While Invoked by her rich parents who tried to raise her in a bubble isolated from the injustice experienced by the lower classes, Kudelia herself has long tried to defy her sheltered upbringing. From a young age, she cared about the poor and oppressed, constantly asking Fumitan to help her find out more about how they lived. At the same time, learning second hand about the cruelty of the social order can't prepare her for how shocking it is in person to visit the slums of Mars, or learn how the Child Soldiers of CGS undergo horrific surgery to implant the Alaya-Vijnana system in their bodies. Her Character Development has her go from well-meaning but sheltered in the beginning, to more experienced and determined by the end of Season 1.
  • Ship Tease: With Mikazuki. She had her first kiss with him in episode 13.
  • Spirited Young Lady: Upper-class? Check. Confident, bold, and self-assured? Certainly seems that way. Rebellious? She leads the Martian independence movement. She goes out of her way to try and help out more at CGS, though she's often met with resistance.
  • Sensei-chan: She becomes the teacher for the young Tekkadan workers including Mikazuki on how to read and write.
  • Statuesque Stunner: In her late teens in all likelihood - towers over the mid-teens Atra and Mika and most of the other Tekkadan boys and is, of course, also very pretty.
  • Tights Under Shorts: She wears a black pantyhose over navy shorts as part of her business outfit. Must be to accentuate that shapely behind of hers.
  • Tragic Keepsake:
    • She honors Fumitan's memory by wearing the necklace she bought for Fumitan along with her matching necklace.
    • She honors Mikazuki and Tekkadan by wearing earrings in the shape of their emblem.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Kudelia is being used this way by several different people, given that she has relatively little actual power but an outsized influence with parts of the public. Nobliss Gordon, her nominal supporter, is using her to whip up support for a violent revolution for his own purposes, despite her wish for a peaceful resolution to the problems they're facing.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: Kudelia started out like this. She was full of optimism and had high hope that conflicts could be resolved easily. As the series went, she leaned more toward realism and her eyes became smaller in the second season.
  • You Are Not Alone: After the events of episode 16 and 17, both Mikazuki and Atra told her that they'll help her and her revolution for Mars independence, which made Kudelia cry Tears of Joy.

    Cookie & Cracker Griffon 

Voiced by: Yuuki Kuwahara (Cookie) / Sayaka Senbongi (Cracker) (Japanese), Kira Buckland (Cookie) / Erica Mendez (Cracker) (English)

Biscuit's younger sisters who appear in episode 2, they hitch a ride with Atra to visit their brother.

  • Affectionate Gesture to the Head: They like to receive this from their brother.
  • Big Brother Worship: They seem to look up to their brother without reservation.
  • Cheerful Child: These two are really cheerful, possibly more so that Atra.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: They tend to do their hair and their clothing differently.
  • Idiot Hair: One thing they do have in common.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Easily discerning them from the standard role of kids in Gundam.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: One of them is rather reserved while the other is outspoken, but they look pretty much the same.
  • Punny Name: Shares the Edible Theme Naming with their brother.
  • Put on a Bus: Inverted. Biscuit leaves them with their grandma on Mars, on a trip that may take up to five months, meaning we might not see them again till the finale. Averted, though, as we do see them again...through a video message they sent from Mars.
  • Stepford Smiler: In season 2, despite now attending a prestigious boarding school and resembling their usual cheery selves, they're not as over their older brother's death as they seem. When one of their classmates starts talking about how Biscuit was a hero who died for Mars, Cookie balls her hand into a fist, only for it to be quietly taken by Cracker in a reassuring gesture. Later when a car blows up on their way back to Tekkadan HQ with Mika and Atra, they start begging Mika not to fight when he wants to go investigate.
  • Trolling: Rather than take the role of Shipper on Deck for MikaDelia or AtraZuki, they prefer to literally play both sides.

    Savarin Canele 

Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Japanese), Chris Niosi (English)

Biscuit's elder brother, he's a worker in Dort colonies. Everyone thinks he lucked out due to being adopted by the Canele family (hence the difference in surname)... or did he?
  • Aloof Big Brother: Ever since he went to school and graduated, he doesn't communicate with his siblings for a long time until Biscuit visited Dort 3.
  • Driven to Suicide: Shortly after his union chief's death, he hanged himself.
  • Edible Theme Naming: Savarin is a type of cake. So is canele.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Chris Niosi almost resembles Savarin, to the point of having the same hairstyle.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His actions ended up being one of the lead causes for the Dort massacre, and when the full realization of it all hits home he can do nothing but stand beside his former boss' corpse asking for forgiveness.
  • Promoted to Parent: Biscuit notes that for a brief amount of time after their parents died, Savarin was the parental figure for Cookie, Cracker, and Biscuit. Apparently it was also his idea to send them to live with their grandmother so they could live a better life.

    Fumitan Admoss 

Voiced by: Yumi Uchiyama (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English)

Kudelia's loyal servant. Due to her technical skills, she offers her services to Tekkadan as a communications officer.

  • Becoming the Mask: She was placed with Kudelia by Nobliss in order to spy on her, but gradually came to legitimately care for her.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Her eyebrows are noticeably thicker than the rest of the female cast's, accentuating her gravity and seriousness.
  • Bridge Bunny: With her knowledge on telecommunications, she was asked to join the Tekkadan's crew in the Isaribi. This is the first hint that there is something off about her, as an attendant/maid of a rich young lady like Kudelia wouldn't normally have such skills.
  • Expy: Of Shirin Bahktiar. She serves as Kudelia's advisor and confidant, the same way Shirin is to Marina Ismail.
  • Giant Poofy Sleeves: Takes her cue from 1890s fashion by wearing shirts and jackets with sleeves that are padded below the shoulder.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Shields Kudelia from a sniper with her own body, telling her not to move and holding herself over Kudelia for as long as she can until she collapses dead.
  • Hidden Depths: Everyone was taken by surprise when the usually quiet and refined Fumitan was able to bypass the monitored comms of Gjallarrhorn and send an encrypted message to Teiwaz using unconventional means.
  • Meganekko: Wears spectacles, which contributes to her Hot Librarian look. Rather than sweet and cute, this accessory makes her look stern and strict.
  • The Mole: She is actually spying on Kudelia for Nobliss. By the time this is revealed to the audience, she's clearly having second thoughts about it.
  • Not So Above It All: Fumitan maintains a constant straight face, but can't resist giggling when Kudelia comes to her for love advice after Mikazuki kissed her.
  • Not So Stoic: Episode 14 shows her starting to lose her composure over the guilt of knowing that Kudelia will be assassinated in the colony.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Wears a stoic frown as her default expression and hardly ever smiles.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Keeps her hair piled up with a bun on top, which expresses her businesslike and dignified demeanor.
  • Redemption Equals Death: Redeems herself for having betrayed Kudelia by ruining the assassins' plans at the cost of her own life. She was a loyal guardian after all.
  • The Stoic: To the extent that she suffers Only a Flesh Wound after the first Gjallarhorn attack, and remains rather nonplussed.
  • Taking the Bullet: Leaps in the path of a sniper's bullet to protect Kudelia, receiving a fatal wound in the process.

    Almiria Bauduin

Voiced by: Ai Kakuma (Japanese), Christine Marie Cabanos (English)

Gaelio's nine-year old sister and McGillis' fiancée. She is to marry him when she's old enough.

  • A-Cup Angst: Becomes very upset about her lack of T&A compared to the grown women at the party that she goes to with McGillis since it reminds her that she's still only a child compared to him.
  • Advertised Extra: She appears more prominently in the openings of Season 2, which indicates that she might have an important role in the story. Turns out that she had very few screentime and among her scenes, the one that stands out is when she voiced her disappointment to McGillis for what he did to her brother and tried to kill herself until he stopped her. When the show ended, nothing's been heard about her.
  • Break the Cutie: Cries in McGillis' arms when she learns of the death of her beloved older brother Gaelio. When she learns that McGillis was the one who killed him, she attempts suicide.
  • Cheerful Child: Not even a teenager yet, she behaves with endearing happiness whenever around McGillis.
  • Driven to Suicide: She tries to stab herself in the neck after she learns that McGillis killed Gaelio. McGillis stops her.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Even though she's trying so hard to become a perfect wife for McGillis by learning the skills of a Proper Lady, she is deeply hurt by the disparaging gossip about McGillis being engaged to a minor like her, and fears that he will never find her as attractive as women his own age. His response is to reassure her that she's special to him.
  • Jail Bait Wait: Engaged to McGillis, but they have to wait for several years before she's legally old enough. People talk behind their backs about how McGillis is robbing the cradle. Takes an even more disturbing twist when McGillis secures her loyalty by implying he'll be able to skip the wait once his plans come to fruition.
  • Meal Ticket: Inverted: McGillis was arranged to marry her in order to cut off his prospects for advancement. However, McGillis reveals in ep. 25 that if both Carta and Gaelio are dead, his marriage to Almiria suddenly becomes a lot more advantageous.
  • Precocious Crush: Has a very obvious one on McGillis, who is at least fifteen years her senior, and looks forward to being his wife. This gets much more disturbing when he starts encouraging it to ensure that he still has a lock on her inheritance.
  • Proper Lady: She prides herself in being one. Her older brother disagrees. Her quest to be a Proper Lady involves learning to make tea, never mind the whole Seven Stars of Gjallarhorn ancestry.
  • Spanner in the Works: Her Interrupted Suicide leaves a wound on McGillis' hand by having his hand impaled by a dagger, which catches up when he's fighting against Gaelio. It takes Isurugi's Heroic Sacrifice to save him from getting finished off by Gaelio.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Not counting Cookie & Cracker Griffon and Ride Mass, she's one of the youngest characters in the series.
  • Undying Loyalty: Once she's calmed down from her Interrupted Suicide, she decides to continue to trust and wait for McGillis, citing that she's his wife.
  • Unwitting Pawn: She's the innocent nine-year-old heir to one of the most powerful families in the solar system, and is engaged to a ruthless schemer well over twice her age. This should come as no surprise.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Almira is noticeably absent from the epilogue. This is made all the stranger by her husband's death, and Gaelio's survival.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her older brother, she too has periwinkle hair.

     Nobliss Gordon 

Voiced by: Katsumi Choi (Japanese), John Snyder (English)

A wealthy Mars businessman and a fervent believer in Martian independence. While he officially supports Kudelia, he is secretly working to have her assassinated.

  • Arms Dealer: The reason he funds revolutions and instigates wars is to grow rich off of selling weapons. One scene has him openly basking in the bloodshed to come while on a conference call with Kudelia because it'll make him richer, and Kudelia is disgusted with herself for having to continue to do business with such a man. Later, Nobliss manages to land a deal selling experimental weapons developed by Gjallarhorn as payment for his men assassinating Orga.
  • The Bad Guy Wins:
    • At the end of Season 1, his business is booming thanks to the arms buildup among the power blocs.
    • At the end of Season 2, he succeeds in arranging his men to assassinate Orga which puts him in favor with Rustal. However, this is eventually averted. His Karma Houdini Warranty expires when Ride assassinates him in revenge for the role he played in Orga's death.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: The image he presents to the public is that he is the main backer of the woman fighting for better treatment of Mars's citizens. The audience finds out early on that it's all just a ruse with Nobliss callously using people for material gain and having hundreds if not thousands die for the sake of making more money.
  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: When Ride catches up to Nobliss years after the final battle, Nobliss doesn't have a clue who Orga Itsuka was despite the role he played in his death.
  • Camping a Crapper: Ride shoots him dead on the toilet.
  • The Chessmaster: He's playing everyone, from Teiwaz and Gjallarhorn to the various separatist factions across the solar system, in order to advance his own interests via a plan years in the making.
  • Cigar Chomper: You can't have a proper Corrupt Corporate Executive without having him smoke huge, expensive-looking, and foul-smelling cigars at every available opportunity and Nobliss happily obliges.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: He's trying to stage-manage the messiest, bloodiest revolution possible in order to exploit the chaos and further enhance his already-mighty bank account.
  • Demoted to Extra: Despite being one of the huge players of the game in Season 1, he doesn't have much of a role in Season 2 since he had nothing to do with the mafia war within Teiwaz or the Gjallarhorn civil war. And since he had no involvement in any of those, he threatens Kudelia that he will continue funding her company if she cut ties with Tekkadan who are now branded as criminals. He does end up having a major impact on the final arc when his men assassinate Orga.
  • Evil Old Folks: Nobliss is elderly and cares for nothing but making a profit off of others, setting up people to die to further line his pockets.
  • False Friend: Kudelia believes him to be a trustworthy ally and has no idea that he plans to kill her.
  • Fan Disservice: The elderly and obese Nobliss spends a distressing portion of his screentime naked in the sauna.
  • Fat Bastard: He is an unpleasantly overweight fiftysomething who the camera tends to frame as an avatar of decaying, cynical greed (as opposed to the younger, prettier, and healthier characters whose hopes and dreams he cheerfully exploits).
  • Four Is Death: Ride shoots him four times for good measure.
  • Good Smoking, Evil Smoking: His cigar habit is archetypal 'evil smoking' - it's exactly the sort of wasteful, unsanitary pleasure you'd expect someone like him to indulge in.
  • The Hedonist: He makes no bones about what he likes to do with his money - pretty much every time we see him, he's indulging in some expensive-looking pleasure, from relaxing in his private sauna to smoking fancy cigars, with zero regards for the comfort of those around him - it's hard not to feel sorry for the poor underlings who keep calling him during sauna time and getting an eyeful of naked Nobliss.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: Several years after the final battle, an adult Ride assassinates Nobliss for his role in Orga's death.
  • Karmic Death: Ride who was the little brother figure to Orga, one of the many men Nobiliss has been responsible for the killing, manages to kill him. Ride kills Nobiliss in such a way that he would go out with the least amount of dignity as possible, unlike Orga who accepted his own death with dignity.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Mostly stays behind the scenes and helps or hinders the main characters via his henchmen, so as to not directly be involved with whatever happens. When he briefly visits Mars for business purposes, Ride takes this rare opportunity to kill Nobliss for his part in ordering a hit on Orga, who died protecting Ride. Bonus karmic points as Ride kills Nobliss with the pistol that Orga had on him when he died.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He's the one who bribed Coral to try to kill Kudelia. Fumitan is also spying on Kudelia for him.
  • The Mole: The famed supporter of revolutionaries is on Rustal's payroll.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: His vast wealth and extensive political contacts mean he's essentially one all by himself. There are four great powers in the solar system - Gjallarhorn, Teiwaz, the economic blocs of Earth, and Nobliss Gordon.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Despite his high-minded rhetoric about why sacrifices are necessary for the success of his revolution, the truth is that more peaceful negotiations of rights for the downtrodden masses of the solar system won't create enough chaos for him to make a quick buck off.
  • Pragmatic Villainy:
    • He stops trying to kill Kudelia after McMurdo convinces him that she's more useful as a living revolutionary than a martyr.
    • When Terra Liberionis attempted assassination of Kudelia, Allium desperately calls up Nobliss for support. Nobliss simply stops taking his calls as Allium can't offer anything useful to him and he's dug himself into too deep of a hole with Tekkaden.
  • Undignified Death: In the final episode, Ride murders him in the bathroom when he's pantless on a toilet. This was most likely intentional on Ride's part.

     Cucubita Hughes 

Voiced by: Kimiko Saito (Japanese)

Kudelia's secretary in the Admoss Company.

    Akatsuki (SPOILERS) 

Voiced by: Ayaka Asai (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)

The son of Mikazuki and Atra. Full name Akatsuki Augus Mixta Bernstein.

  • Has Two Mommies: Raised by his birth-mother Atra along with Kudelia. A bit of an unusual example considering Kudelia and Atra are bound by their mutual love for Mikazuki rather than each other. Post-series Word of God confirmed that the two are in a legal relationship.
  • Last Episode, New Character: Thanks to literally not being conceived until late into the series.
  • Meaningful Name: Akatsuki is the Japanese word for dawn. Becomes especially meaningful when you know that his father Mikazuki's name means crescent moon and that Earth's moon was reduced to a shattered crescent by the Calamity War. Thus, Akatsuki represents not just the start of a new era, but people finally moving past the scars left by the Calamity War.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Buries his face in Kudelia's chest when he insists he's been a good boy.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Looks like a younger Mikazuki with his mother's hair color.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: In place of his father's Dying Moment of Awesome, his son gets to live on into a better future with Atra and Kudelia.
  • Walking Spoiler: As he only appears in the epilogue.



A conglomerate based in the Jupiter Sphere, it owns many companies and has a private army. However, many regard them as merely a mafia.

     Teiwaz as a whole
  • Action Mom: All of the Turbine girls in combat roles. Not all of them have kids of their own, but the harem's children are raised communally by Naze and all of his wives.
  • Amazon Brigade: Since Naze Turbine's gang is also his harem (yes, the whole thing), the Turbines' ship is crewed solely by women.
  • Breaking the Fellowship:
    • With the wipeout of Naze, Amida and a significant number of their members due to being framed by Gjallarhorn (through the betrayal of Jasley) in Episode 40, the Turbines effectively ceased to be an organization. It also begins highlighting that Teiwaz it not as tightly-knit an organization as it is made out to be.
    • In episode 41, it's revealed that Jasley isn't satisfied with just Naze's death. He also wants to crush Tekkadan and off McMurdo so that he can be the new leader of Teiwaz.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Tekkadan earns their respect after their first encounter, to the point where the leaders of the two groups make a blood oath that essentially makes them brothers.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Amida and Azee to McGillis and Gaileo, to an uncanny degree.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Befitting their image as street-brawling mobsters, Teiwaz suits tend to favor punching weapons. The Hyakuren has a pair of knuckledusters in its skirt armor, and the Hyakuri has the detachable shields that cover its arms when they're stowed in its backpack.
  • Hartman Hips: In a nod to their large number of female pilots, their mobile suits have exaggerated, feminine hips in comparison to other factions' designs.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: All of the Turbines and Merribit concerning McMurdo's power play with Nobliss Gordon, which involved setting up Tekkadan and many unwitting civilians to die.
  • The Mafia: Their main aesthetic, though due to the Culture Chop Suey of this universe, they have some Yakuza elements as well - the blood oath ceremony has a Japanese tea ritual and mandatory formal kimonos, and Jasley actually mentions yubitsume before receiving a more generic mob execution.
  • Polyamory: Basically, this is the relationship for all members of the Turbines' ship. The crew is Naze's Harem.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: You'd expect mafia enforcers to be Only in It for the Money, but these guys are downright ruthless in battle. But they have no problems with lengthy negotiations, and even allow people from the Isaribi into their nursery.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Amida and Azee. Even their mechs are the right color!
  • Wake-Up Call Boss: After getting out of consecutive scrapes with Gjallarhorn by the skin of their teeth, it's the Turbines who finally leave a mark on Tekkadan.

    Naze Turbine 

Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), David Vincent (English)
Main ship: TIR-0009 Hammerhead

A Teiwaz officer in charge of his namesake team, the Turbines, who manage Teiwaz's transportation operations.

  • Affably Evil: Naze is very pleasant for a ruthless gangster and goes so far as to attempt to recruit Tekkadan into Teiwaz in noncombatant roles so he can avoid fighting them.
  • Amazon Chaser: Episode 39 reveals he fell for Amida due to her skills as a pilot.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite his loyalty to Teiwaz, he does really care for Orga since he sees him as his younger self when he also formed his own organization. Episode 39 and 40 is the high point for him where he's willing to sacrifice himself so that Tekkadan wouldn't fall into Iok's trap.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Towards Orga. He even requests that Orga refers to him as bro.
  • Blatant Lies: Despite his insistence that the women on his crew are his only priorities, Naze time and again goes out of his way to look out for Tekkadan, to a fault. Jasley ultimately uses this to his advantage to get Gjallahorn to frame him for transporting illegal weapons.
  • Blood Oath:
    • Naze has sworn a blood oath of loyalty to Teiwaz's leader, McMurdo Barristan. It's considered to be an indicator of high rank within the organization.
    • With McMurdo's permission, Naze swears a similar blood oath with Orga, making them brothers and placing Tekkadan under the Turbine's protection.
  • The Casanova: While he has a harem episode 39 reveals he's actually an aversion. He married these girls to protect them and give them jobs. Amida is his only actual wife. But he's perfectly willing to respond to their affections.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: More than happy to staff his ship entirely with beautiful women and declare them all his harem, but he genuinely cares about them as talented people. And while this playboy image is somewhat exaggerated, given that his heart belongs to Amida and most of the others just signed on because he offered them a better job than what they had before, he doesn't have any problem sleeping with the ones who want to.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Averted, he's actually happy when he learns that Lafter fell for Akihiro. He reveals that except Amida he actually thinks of most of his wives like daughters due to how he "married" them.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Already appears (alongside Amida) in the Opening Credits since episode 2 before their debut in episode 8
  • Everyone Has Standards: Naze is a gangster and ruthless toward people who get in his way, but he is disgusted when he learns that Maruba had his child soldiers implanted with the Ālaya-Vijñāna system. It's most likely because he's a father himself.
  • Ethical Hedonist: Lives life to the fullest with nice suits, good liquor, and multiple wives, but takes responsibility in everything he does and always thinks about the long term needs of his family.
  • Expy: Dude with long, black hair and a goatee, moreso a very charismatic ladies' man... He's basically Ricardo Fellini without the excess flamboyance and hot-bloodedness, who inherited Paptimus Scirocco's tremendously high luck with women. Hilariously episode 39 reveals he also has Fellini's open door policy on women, but without the Crazy Jealous Guys that went after the latter.
  • Going Down with the Ship: In episode 40, after getting framed for transporting illegal weapons, Naze has the rest of the Turbines evacuate the ship with the intent to take the punishment by himself. Amida decides to stay with him.
  • Happily Married: Whether or not they were legally married, he treats Amida like this, and gradually falls in love with her after hiring her as a mercenary. The feeling is mutual as Amida shows a lot of affection to him as well.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In episode 40, Naze plans on giving himself up to Gjallarhorn, in order to buy time for the rest of the Turbines to escape while also keeping the connection between the Turbines and Tekkadan secret.
  • Leitmotif: "Teiwaz Accordion ver."
  • Like a Son to Me: Episode 39 reveals that barring Amida as they met long before establishing their group, he sees his "wives" as his daughters, partly because he only married them to get them out of the bad situations they were in.
  • The Mafia: Acts as an enforcer for Teiwaz.
  • The Men First: He lets the rest of the Turbines escape while he stays behind and gives a kamikaze run on Iok's ship.
  • Nice Hat: Has a white fedora to go with his nice suit
  • The One Guy: He is the sole male member of the Turbines unless you count his kids.
  • Ramming Always Works: Borrowing a page from Tekkadan's playbook, in his final act, Naze sends the Turbine's ship, the Hammerhead, careening into Iok's. Unfortunately, it ends up bouncing off of Iok's ship and collides with the one adjacent to him instead.
  • Really Gets Around: His entire crew is his harem. Or so he claims. In truth, they are all women he has taken under his protection from bad situations. He has 5 toddlers (all his, from different mothers) on board, with an unknown number of older children at school. Somehow, no problems arise: all of his wives seem OK with the situation, and take care of each other's babies like a big family.
  • The Scapegoat: Jasley frames Naze for one of his ships allegedly transporting a Dainsleif, which is an illegal weapon by Gjallarhorn. Iok then uses this as an excuse to take the Turbines out.
  • Sexy Man, Instant Harem: How good is he? Well, the entire crew of the Hammerhead is composed of nothing but his women. In truth, it's a lot smaller than it appears due to many of the crew being rescues, but he's still confirmed to have at least 6 or 7 wives among them.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: And it's true about how all the ladies react, too.
  • Stealth Mentor: Fancies himself as one to Orga, sharing his experience about being the boss of a "family" that needs to be protected and provided for. By the middle of season 2, Mentor Occupational Hazard kicks in.
  • Taking You with Me: After Amida dies, Naze rams into Iok's fleet. While he only manages a glancing blow to Iok's ship, he does take out the ship right next to Iok's.
  • Together in Death: Invoked. After Amida got killed by a Dainsleif rod, Naze went on a suicide run towards the Arianhrod blockade so he could be with her. The last we see of him before the Hammerhead is destroyed has him being cradled by Amida's ghost.
  • Undying Loyalty: When Tekkadan starts rocking the boat with their benefactors in the second season, he makes it clear that despite his friendship with Orga, if Tekkadan ever comes into conflict with Teiwaz, he's going to side with Teiwaz.
  • Urban Legend Love Life: Being the leader of an all female crew where they are all his wives kind of leads to this. It's later revealed that this is a bit of an exaggeration. While Naze does get around, he only does so with the women who are willing. The idea that all the Turbine women are part of his harem is just a cover.

    Amida Arca 

Voiced by: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)
Main mecha: STH-05/AC Hyakuren (Amida Custom)

Naze's right-hand woman, who commands their outfit's mobile suit forces, Amida is also first and foremost among his wives. Pilots a customized Hyakuren.

  • Ace Pilot: Despite being a normal human without any sort of AV implants or heavily advanced MS, she's easily one of the best, if not THE best pilot on the show. Piloting an Ace Custom version of the Hyakuren, she never takes anything more than scratch damage during any battle she's in, and routinely outmaneuvers and destroys anything she comes up against, regardless of whether they're a Rodi Frame, one of Gjallarhorn's advanced prototype suits, or even a Gundam. This peaks in season 2, where she, by herself, has to deal with Julietta in her high-spec prototype machine, attacking Gjallarhorn Warships, and making sure the crew of the Hammerhead escapes, and STILL manages to do all 3 without taking more than light damage despite still piloting her now outdated machine, and treating the Reginlaze Julia like it was a cheap fodder MS. The only reason she dies in this battle is because Iok refuses to accept their surrender, and in a panic bombards her with railguns, and even then she still lands a shot on Iok's bridge despite being impaled.
  • Action Girl: She's the top enforcer of a small but powerful faction of the Jovian mafia, and is exactly as dangerous as that implies, serving as a nasty wake-up call to the Tekkadan after their relatively easy string of fights against Gjallarhorn's backwater Mars branch.
  • Action Mom: Both in the sense of being an actual mother, and as the chief wife of Naze as the maternal influence on the whole of the Turbines crew. As part of the Hammerhead and its nursery's last line of defense, she qualifies as a Mama Bear.
  • Alliterative Name: Amida Arca.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Appears to be Latina.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her default civilian clothing shows off her shapely body, along with a bit of Cleavage Window.
  • Black Bra and Panties: Rocked a very seductive pair during her early days with Naze, as the flashback during Season 2 Episode 14 showed.
  • Boobs of Steel: Serves as the commander and top pilot of the Turbines' mobile suit unit, and has the biggest breasts of them all.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Already appears (alongside Naze) in the Opening Credits since episode 2 before their debut in episode 8.
  • Ethical Hedonist: Like Naze, she believes in savoring life's pleasures but is wise enough to always prioritize the well-being of herself and others.
  • Going Down with the Ship: In episode 40, Amida stays behind with Naze to try and hold back Gjallahorn's troops while the rest of the Turbines escape.
  • Happily Married: Whether or not they were legally married, she loves Naze a lot and stays with him till the bitter end.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Gets run through while inside her Hyakuren by one of the Dainsleif rods fired by Iok's mobile suits.
  • Knife Nut: The Hyakuren's primary melee weapon is a huge, vicious-looking, and a very sharp knife, befitting Teiwaz's rough, street-fighting aesthetic, and she's a ferocious enough fighter to happily bring the 'nut' part.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: Her pink Hyakuren, due to being one of the first 9 made, was outfitted with better tech than the standard Hyakuren, yet is still inferior to the Graze spec-wise. Still did not stop her from outclassing everyone she goes up against, including the FAR more advanced Reginglaze Julia.
  • Male Gaze: Definitely caused this during her flashback scene with Naze (see Black Bra and Panties entry above.)
  • Ms. Fanservice: She has an attractive busty body and wears clothes to show it off.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her pink Hyakuren goes along with her makeup and hooped earrings to make her much more obviously feminine than her conservative, reserved wingwoman, Azee... and serves to emphasize that she's dangerous enough that she doesn't need to bother with a professional, military appearance, because everyone else is going to be scared anyway.
  • Rugged Scar: Has what looks like a large, faded burn scar across much of her torso, indicating that despite looking like a gangster's arm-candy in most other regards, she's seen some serious action.
    Amida: "Scars like these are an occupational hazard."
    Naze: "Yes, and they're beautiful."
  • Spicy Latina: She is of Hispanic origin and is quite the badass.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's actually taller than Naze.
  • Super Prototype: Her unique pink Hyakuren is a 'Single Number', one of the first nine built before the project ran out of budget and had to start making cutbacks. It's better-engineered, made of better materials, and equipped with a heavy-duty 130mm rifle rather than one of the later suits' smaller, simpler 100mm weapons.
  • Taking You with Me: Amida uses her last moments to fire at the bridge of Iok's ship. Unfortunately, her shot isn't strong enough to breach the bridge's glass, so Iok survives.
  • Top Wife: In the beginning, it was just Naze and Amida. While he has since taken multiple "wives" and even had children with them, Amida enjoys authority over all the others, and they all know that Naze loves her most of all.
  • Together in Death: Invoked on Naze's part. After Amida died first, he went on a suicide run so he could be with her. Just before he dies, her spirit appears before him and hugs him one last time.
  • Violently Protective Girlfriend: She doesn't like Jasley who criticized Naze for being a playboy. In the flashback, she's about to give him a piece of her mind until Naze stops her because he wants the playboy image to be his cover in order to protect his women.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Amida's Hyakuren is fairly outdated by Season 2. Despite this, Amida is skilled enough to not only fight evenly with Julieta and her state-of-the-art Reginlaze Julia, but Julieta herself is unable to get any sort of actual damage on her and even admits that she'd have died multiple times already if not for her suit.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Sees the Tekkadan kids like this, commenting on their tactics against her and her team as if she's a schoolteacher with promising new pupils.
    • Julietta sees her like this as well.

    Lafter Frankland 

Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese), Cristina Valenzuela (English)
Main mecha: STH-14s Hyakuri, STH-05R Rouei, STH-16 Shiden, STH-20 Hekjia

The Turbines' scout pilot, an energetic girl with a cheery disposition who's always up for a good fight.

  • Aborted Declaration of Love: In episode 41 she almost tells Akihiro that she loves him but decides not to at the last second. Sadly she never got to tell him.
  • Action Girl: While Azee's no slouch, Lafter is easily the Turbines' second-best pilot, and one of the best in the solar system at that, even fighting the walking death machine that is Mikazuki Augus to a draw despite his (considerably) Bigger Stick.
  • Ace Pilot: Is able to run rings around Barbatos with her Hyakuri during her first appearance, and even when she's grounded is able to force Mikazuki to a draw. What she does to regular Mooks, meanwhile, doesn't really bear thinking about.
  • Bash Brothers: In another big flip to gender norms, she's slowly becoming one with Akihiro given their frequent simulator matches, and she has shown interest in working with Mika as well.
  • Blood Knight: Shows shades of this. She seems to revel in crushing her opponents and yells at Mikazuki to just give up several times. It goes a long way to explain her attitude towards the mech battle simulator, despite her beating Akihiro each time.
  • Book Dumb: Despite being an ace-level pilot, she has less patience for mecha technical specifications than some of the kids.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Gets shot in the face through the window of a store.
  • Character Tics: She likes painting her toenails to pass the time.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She, like most of the Turbines, came from a rough background. She worked on outlaw ships as a crewmate, doing thankless labor with high death rates until Amida and Naze showed up.
  • Death By Sigh Of Relief: In the WORST way possible. The surviving girls who were prominent among the Turbines seemed to have been spared by the ax and made it to a lull in the action and appeared to be on the homestretch to sanctuary. Lafter temporarily says goodbye to Akihiro after giving him a big bear hhug and holds a rapidly budding crush and affection toward him. She ventures into a toy store while Azee is off elsewhere and spots a teddy bear resembling Akihiro with big eyebrows and a scowl. That would be a sweet moment of comfort to go out on- until an armed gunman nails Lafter with a Double Tap to the head and she falls over in a heap and splattering pool of blood, killed instantly. Right as her guard was totally down, thinking she was perfectly safe and free to care about normal life and Azee was not around to protect her, causing Azee, now sent over the edge by the third and worst death of her loved ones to hit a total breakdown. And poor Lafter and her painted nails and shiny heart earrings... silenced forever. A happy ending for her and Akihiro... permanently ruined.
  • Disney Death: Shown to have survived the destruction of her Mobile Suit along with Azee and Norba during Episode 25. This fate is subverted in the long run, unfortunately, when she is explicitly Killed Off for Real.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: She's assassinated with little build-up in what had up to that point been a Breather Episode.
  • Emergency Weapon: The armored panels that cover the Hyakuri's arms when they're stowed in its backpack can be detached and hand-carried, becoming tonfa-like knuckleduster-shields that serve as its primary melee weapons when Lafter's forced into close-range combat.
  • Establishing Character Moment: She's first seen while painting her nails in her cockpit and fantasizing about eating the Isaribi (which she thinks looks like a boiled shrimp), setting her up as quirky but bloodthirsty.
  • Expy: Earned comparisons to Nena Trinity right off the bat, though she ended up being a considerably more heroic character despite her fondness for violence.
  • Feet-First Introduction: Our first glimpse of her is a closeup of her bare feet as she paints her toenails.
  • Girly Bruiser: She's first seen painting her nails pink in the cockpit of her mobile suit, and later on that episode, she is the first person to fight Mikazuki to a draw.
  • Guns Akimbo: Her Hyakuri's primary weapons are a pair of 110mm rifles that, despite their relatively small caliber, are powerful enough to manage the unusual feat of dealing significant damage to nanolaminate-armored targets like ships and mobile suits.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Her Rouei is impaled by Ein's drill kick. Fortunately, the cockpit was relatively undamaged and Lafter only ended up with wounds on the neck and chest.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her Hyakuri's huge thrusters and lightweight build make it capable of literally flying rings around the Barbatos (an unusually fast suit in its own right), without obviously compromising its durability, and its twin rifles give it impressive firepower. Of special note, in episode 11 she can catch up to Mika in the Barbatos despite his significant headstart and the new booster unit, and her towing another mecha!
  • Long-Range Fighter: Her Hyakuri's powerful guns and immense speed make it one of the few mecha in the show that's best-suited to ranged anti-suit combat. It's still dangerous up close, but it's not what it's designed for and it's not what she prefers.
  • Meaningful Name: The resident Genki Girl is named Lafter. Say it out loud a few times.
  • Midseason Upgrade: In episode 19, she switches to a Rouei, a disguised Hyakuren, as her Hyakuri is a known Teiwaz mobile suit and using it would give Gjallarhorn reason to attack Teiwaz. In her case, this would normally qualify as a downgrade/sidegrade, given that the Hyakuri is already an enhanced, specialized Hyakuren, except that the Rouei she got used to being Amida's 'Single Number' Super Prototype. Season 2 meanwhile sees her upgrade to a Shiden and later to a Hekjia.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Her usual outfit leaves very little to the imagination and her introduction in the show is filled to the brim with Male Gaze.
  • Older Than They Look: Maybe. Apparently, she's of age to be part of Naze's harem and is known to have helped in raising his children, if she hasn't birthed one for him already. Despite this, she looks and acts like she's not much older than a high-school-age girl. Although given that apparently, this is a world where military officers can be engaged to nine-year-olds and where adolescent boys can run their own Private Military Contractors, she very well may be a teenage girl.
  • Perky Female Minion: Seems to fill this role for the Turbines.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Red to Azee's Blue.
  • Sexy Mentor: Towards both Mikazuki and particularly Akihiro. She is the Turbine who primarily takes the duty of training them on how not to overtly rely on their Alaya-Vijnana as a crutch.
  • She's Got Legs: Her first scene is a faceful of this trope.
  • Stuffed into the Fridge: Invoked Trope. Jasley killed her and all but plastered his name on the murder in a petty act just so that he could spur Tekkadan into fighting against him. Her senseless death proves to be yet another consequence of the existing system's corruption even for those having a normal life.
  • Super Prototype: As a testament to her skill, she's given Amida's Single Number Hyakuren when it's modified into a Rouei to provide Tekkadan with deniable fire support on Earth.

     Azee Gurumin 

Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (English)
Main mecha: STH-05 Hyakuren, STH-05R Rouei, STH-16 Shiden, STH-20 Hekjia

Amida's quiet, calm wingwoman.

  • Action Girl: Comes with the territory of being a female Gundam pilot.
  • Disney Death: Turns up alive, albeit with a broken arm and ribs and head injuries, in Episode 25 along with Shino and Lafter after all three of them were mauled by the Graze Ein.
  • The Generic Guy: Partially due to her quiet demeanor in comparison to Lafter and Amida, partially due to her lack of screen time, she's this for the Turbines pilots.
  • Hidden Depths: In ep. 11 she carries out analysis on the Brewers mecha, and figures out that one of them may have similar origins to the Barbatos. Oh, and she can cook.
  • Midseason Upgrade: In episode 19, she modifies her Hyakuren into a Rouei, as her undisguised Hyakuren is a known Teiwaz mobile suit and using it would give Gjallarhorn reason to attack Teiwaz. In Season 2, she upgrades to a Shiden and later to a Hekija.
  • It's All My Fault: She completely blames herself for Lafter's death, as she was not present to guard her in the toy shop nor act as a lookout when it happened, and the girls had just settled in to their prospects of peace, only to get the rudest and harshest of reality checks.
  • Nice Hat: She starts wearing a white fedora like Naze after his death.
  • Not So Stoic: She actually warms up to the Tekkadan kids easier than you'd expect. Par for the course when you serve on a ship with its own nursery, really. In Episode 40, she is (rather understandably) seen crying after Naze and Amida die, and when they lose Lafter one week later, she's broken as a person.
  • The Quiet One: Doesn't speak unnecessarily.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Lafter's Red.
  • Rei Ayanami Expy: She has a silver hair tone and a quiet personality.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Azee SNAPS when Lafter is killed and goes totally ballistic.
  • Scream Discretion Shot: After finding Lafter's body.
  • Shadow Archetype: She's pretty much Fumitan Admoss on a BAD day.
  • Sole Survivor: Aside from Eco, Azee functionally becomes this when both her bosses and her dear friend and partner are killed in the wake of Jasley and Iok's mayhem.
  • The Stoic: The classic ice-calm-under-fire top gun pilot.
  • Token Wholesome: Compared to the other Turbines, Azee dresses fairly conservatively. She tends to keep wearing her pilot suit when off duty and in the warm weather opts for a black t-shirt.
  • You Are in Command Now: After Naze's death, Azee is now in charge of the remaining Turbines. She even suited up just like her boss.

     Eco Turbine 

Voiced by: Yurika Kubo (Japanese), Kira Buckland (English, Season One, Season Two Episodes 39-), Erica Lindbeck (English, Season Two Episodes 26-38)

  • Ascended Extra: Goes from being a face on the bridge to part of the "away team" assigned to Tekkadan.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Started out as one for the Hammerhead.
  • The Engineer: An expert Mobile Suit Mechanic. She's frequently working with Nadi and Yamagi keeping up the maintenance of Tekkadan's Mobile Units.
  • Hidden Depths: Takes a more active approach to mecha engineering than Azee. Look no further than the Barbatos 6th Form - the upgrade started at some point after the escape from Oceania, while they were technically on the run, and completed before they got onto the train to Edmonton.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Dresses pretty similar to Lafter.
  • Satellite Character: Despite being part of the trio of Turbines sent by Naze to support Tekkadan, Eco receives the least amount of screentime and development since she's not a pilot like Lafter and Azee.
  • Wrench Wench: An engineer and very attractive.

     McMurdo Barristan 

Voiced by: Unshō Ishizuka (Japanese), Paul St. Peter (English)

The official head of Teiwaz itself, who couldn't care less about the whole 'mafia' reputation. You'd never know it if you met him yourself.

  • Affably Evil: McBurdo is a friendly guy, when the audience is first introduced to him, but he is the head of a large organized crime syndicate. It's unknown as to whether McMurdo was involved in Nobliss' plan to martyr Kudelia from the start, but he did end up collaborating with the business mongrel to have a stake in the future profits. In the first season finale, he seems rather pleased at the business prospects brought about by the power blocs' arms buildup, even though he knows that it could lead to a deadly war.
  • Animal Motifs: His black and white outfit, yellowish scarf and stocky build give him a strong resemblance to an emperor penguin. The name McMurdo comes from the explorer Archibald McMurdo, for whom several landmarks in Antarctica are named.
  • The Chessmaster: While it all happens off-screen, McMurdo's way of countering all of Jasley's scheming was just beautiful. He accepts Tekkadan's resignation from Teiwaz with no strings attached, so that they can kill Jasley for him. He also makes an agreement with Rustal that he’ll overlook Gjallarhorn's part in the destruction of the Turbines in exchange for Rustal putting Iok on a leash. Deprived of Iok's help, Jasley is left at a severe disadvantage against Tekkadan.
  • The Don: Though you'd think it was the Yakuza instead from his dress sense.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: You can just see the disgust on McMurdo's face when Jasley suggested he turn the remaining Turbines over to his "protection" following Lafter's totally unrelated murder.
  • Like a Son to Me: While McMurdo refers to all of his under-bosses as his sons, it becomes clear in season 2 that he favors Naze above the others. In season 2, when it becomes quite apparent that Naze is going to be killed by Gjallahorn, McMurdo agrees to protect the surviving Turbines in his honor.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • He decides to personally hold Naze's funeral despite the potential risk it holds to him.
    • Despite how reckless Tekkadan ultimately became he accepts Orga's resignation from Teiwaz with no strings attached. Even admitting in private that he's proud of them for avenging Naze.
    • After Arianrhod labels Tekkadan the enemies of the world, McMurdo agrees to let Azee and the surviving Turbines smuggle them off of Mars, despite the disastrous political consequences that would ensue should Gjallarhorn learn of that. In addition, even though Orga broke the Sakazaki cup oath, McMurdo grants his request to help him contact Rustal Elion, since it wouldn't cost McMurdo anything.
    • In the epilogue he's revealed to have helped gain freedom for Mars through his connections with Gjallarhorn, helping Kudelia to become the leader of the Martian Union.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Trusts Naze enough to let him go through with the whole blood oath thing with Orga. With regards to discretion, mind you.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A surprisingly benevolent version of the trope; McMurdo accepts Orga and Tekkadan's resignation from Teiwaz on the basis that they were too reckless and hotblooded to work as one of his organizations in the long term. The fact that their resignation also came with the added benefit of them killing off the traitorous Jasley was a win-win for McMurdo.

     Jasley Donomikols 

Voiced by: Ryota Takeuchi (Japanese), D.C. Douglas (English)
Main ship: TIR-0102 Golden Jasley
The second in command of Teiwaz. He strongly dislikes Naze and frequently quarrels with him for McMurdo's favor.
  • Asshole Victim: Looks down on women, helped cause Naze and Amida's death out of jealousy, killed Lafter to get rid of Tekkadan, tried to usurp McMurdo, and had no problem using human debris. He died begging for his life in front of Mika and Orga.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: Spent the first two-thirds of the second season plotting to become the new leader of Teiwaz. He got Naze, Amida, and Lafter killed, and the Turbines disbanded. After baiting Tekkadan into a fight, his entire plan hinged on Iok's forces being able to back him up. When this doesn't come to be, his forces actually get destroyed by Tekkadan with relative ease.
  • Bullying the Dragon: As little as Jasley may think of them, Tekkadan has proven to be one of the most effective (if not powerful) organizations in the Sol System. These "space rats" have repeatedly trounced Gjallarhorn, took down a much larger pirate force with little more than a scratch and destroyed one of the most feared weapon systems to ever exist. And now Jasley, through his indirect hand in Naze and Amida's deaths and his more direct one in Lafter's, has pissed them all off to the point of an incoming Roaring Rampage of Revenge. In episode 42, they slaughter his group.
  • Cain and Abel: Given the Teiwaz is framed in such a way that all the branch heads are "brothers" with McMurdo as the father, this means Jasley is the Cain to Naze's Abel. Jasley resents Naze for his success and being the "favorite son" of McMurdo. He later successfully plots Naze's murder at Gjallahorn's hands.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Jasley both underestimates how strong Tekkadan really is and overestimates how high up the Gjallahorn ladder Iok is. When faced with the reality that Tekkadan is going to slaughter all of his forces, Jasley quickly runs to beg McMurdo to bail him out. McMurdo, wise to Jasley's role in the destruction of the Turbines and attempts to overthrow him, washes his hands of him and leaves Jasley to his fate.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Jasley thinks that Naze only views his wives as sex objects because he himself only knows how to treat women as tools, and therefore cannot understand the way Naze cares for them as people.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Naze. Both of them are high ranking Teiwaz members. While Naze values his wives as human beings, Jasley only sees women as tools.
  • Evil Is Petty: Taunts and antagonizes Tekkadan during Naze's funeral all so he can bait them into picking a fight and when that fails, he resorts to having his goons kill Lafter.
  • Fantastic Racism: He's one of the many characters who consider Tekkadan to be worthless space-rats on account of them being from Mars. During his breakdown in episode 42, he mentally calls them animals and claims that they can't kill him, a human, as it goes against the rules of nature.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Jasley dresses up his haughty demeanor behind a fake-polite veneer of condescension. Any polite gesture he makes is openly insincere and mocking. He buys a huge arrangement of flowers for Naze's funeral to taunt his grieving family; his massive bouquet overshadowing all the sincere offerings of the one's who loved him.
  • Fur and Loathing: Invoked. The animal prints on his coats really accentuate his Jerkass-ness.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: A lot of his hatred for Naze is because it's obvious that McMurdo likes Naze more than him. He also dislikes Tekkadan for their quick rise in standing and power.
  • Hate Sink: He's probably the most hateable character in the show. He set Naze up to be called a traitor and killed, and has had it out for Tekkadan since the beginning simply for being young. Even Iok is hard to hate as much with everything he's done because he's at least completely earnest in thinking its the right thing to do. To top it all off, he has Lafter murdered to goad Tekkadan into declaring war on Teiwaz.
  • Humiliation Conga: Episode 42 was a long one for Jasley; The episode opens with Jasley already on the losing end in his fight against Tekkadan. After Iok fails to keep his side of the agreement to back him up in the battle, Jasley is forced to go crawling to McMurdo and beg him to call Tekkadan off. McMurdo then reveals that not only was he wise to Jasley's betrayal attempt, he also had Iok stonewalled and since Tekkadan is no longer under Teiwaz's umbrella, but Jasley would also be left to deal with the mess on his own. In a last-ditch effort to save face, Jasley attempts to parlay with Tekkadan, but Orga reveals that he never had any intention of allowing him to live, he only wanted to see him beg for mercy.
  • Hypocrite:
    • He hates Tekkadan for their association with Gjallarhorn, yet has no problem in giving important information to Iok and Rustal's faction if it means screwing with Tekkadan and the Turbines.
    • When it becomes apparent that his forces are going to lose and Orga is going to kill him, Jasley suffers a massive Villainous Breakdown over how they're going against the natural order. This is despite the fact that Jasley instigated the fight.
  • Jerkass: Openly standoff-ish and condescending to Naze and the Turbines. During the funeral for Naze he constantly speaks ill of the dead, insults the mourners, and calls the attending Tekkadan members space-rats.
  • Karmic Death: He secretly conspired with Iok to take out Naze and the Turbines and get him one step closer to becoming the head of Teiwaz. Though many suspect Jasley having to do something with it, Naze told them before his death not to rock the boat, and Orga bites his tongue when Jasley attempts to incite them at Naze's funeral. He then decides to take some further action and orders a hit-and-run assassination on Lafter, after which Tekkadan breaks off their ties with Teiwaz in order to deliver a much deserved No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Jasley.
  • Kick the Dog: In episode 41 he and some of his men go to Naze's funeral and mock his fate in front of the remaining Turbines and Tekkadan.
  • Killed Mid-Sentence: Crushed by the Barbatos Mace when he's trying to beg Orga to spare him, right after the latter orders Mika to execute him.
  • Mob War: Jasley's main plan in wrestling Teiwaz away from McMurdo is to spark one of these and take the seat of power by force. As of Episode 41, he has succeeded in its kickoff.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Much like his rival, the Non-Action Guy Naze, Jasley surrounds himself with Mobile Suit pilots while he issues commands from his ship. Jasley manipulates and orders hits but he doesn't do any fighting himself.
  • Out-Gambitted: When Jasley calls McMurdo to ask for help in episode 42, McMurdo just reveals he knows that Jasley is planning to take over and that he was the one who convinced Iok not to show up to assist Jasley (which Jasley's entire plan against Tekkadan hinged on) and leaves him to his fate.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Finds out that all his actions and underhanded shady dealings has consequences in episode 42 when he successfully taunts Tekkadan into fighting him and finds out he's no match for them despite his larger force.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: According to Amida, Jasley is incapable of seeing women as anything more than tools.
  • Shame If Something Happened: After having Lafter killed, this is the method in which Jasley uses to coax Tekkadan into fighting him, leaving the implication that he'd have his men kill the rest of the surviving Turbines if they didn't fight him.
  • The Starscream: In episode 41 when Jasley realizes McMurdo still prefers Naze over him and is suspicious of him, he decides its time to take down McMurdo.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Despite witnessing Tekkadan beating ever increasingly powerful enemies, he still thinks they're going to be easy pushovers that he can easily betray and then defeat in battle. He even insults Naze in an attempt to get them to fight, but Orga successfully resists the taunting. Then he finds himself on the receiving end of a Curb-Stomp Battle after he has Lafter killed, and Tekkadan cuts their ties to Teiwaz so they can give him a much deserved No-Holds-Barred Beatdown.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He didn't know or care what the Mobile Armor was, but it was his information that led Iok to Mars, and indirectly to the awakening of Hashmal.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Has a huge one in episode 42 when Tekkadan is slaughtering his forces, he realizes that McMurdo has abandoned him and that Iok isn't coming.


A group of space pirates mainly operating in the route between Earth and Mars. Known to be very ruthless, they also utilize Child Soldiers. They were hired by Gjallarhorn to abduct Kudelia Aina Bernstein.

     Brewers as a whole 
  • Arc Villain: For the first portion of Tekkadan's journey to Earth.
  • Not So Different: The actually chidren soldiers, the "human debris," are not that different than the way Tekkadan were treated when they were still on Mars. Orga realizes this and offers them sanctuary.
  • Space Pirate: Their job is to rob and salvage the unfortunate space travelers, and they are serious about it.

     Brooke Kabayan 

Voiced by: Taketora (Japanese), Michael McConnohie (English)

The leader of the Brewers.
  • Fat Bastard: He is the leader of a ruthless band of piratical slavers, and his unpleasantly saggy gut illustrates his greed as much as do his porcine facial features and tacky gold jewelry, particularly when contrasted with his army of skeletal child soldiers.
  • Gonk: He has a deliberately hideous character design. From the nose and ears, there might even be some pig in his bloodline.
  • Meaningful Name: Other possible romanizations for Brooke Kabayan's first name are "Bulok," a Filipino word for "rotten," and "Buruk" which has the same or close meanings in Bahasa Indonesia and Melayu. With his last name, it makes up "bulok [na] kabayan," a rotten/bad compatriot in Filipino.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Though the Brewers are an Arc Villain for part of Tekkadan's trip, Kudal is the primary threat rather than Kabayan. After Kudal's defeat and the loss of most of their forces, Kabayan gives up without a fight.
  • Non-Indicative Name:
    • His surname, kabayan, is technically the Filipino term for "neighbor" or "townmate," which normally would imply camaraderie and solidarity. The kind of outfit he runs in the Brewers is too exploitative and callous to merit that.
    • Kabayan is also the name of an Indonesian Folk Hero. He is anything but heroic.
  • Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes that Tekkadan and Teiwaz's ambush has completely screwed him over.

    Kudal Cadel 

Voiced by: Yoshinori Fujita (Japanese), Tom Fahn (English)
Main mecha: ASW-G-11 Gundam Gusion

The field commander of the Brewers. Noted to issue cruel instructions to his subordinates.

  • Agent Peacock: He may look effeminate, but his enormous build isn't (just) for show, and with the Gundam Gusion, he's a terrifying beast on the battlefield.
  • Ax-Crazy: He looks like a walking ball of barely-controllable violence, and looks are absolutely not deceiving, whether he's rampaging across the battlefield in the Gusion or pummelling one of the child-slaves who serve as the Brewers' expendable soldiers.
  • Bad Boss: His behavior towards his subordinates is pretty much exactly what you'd expect from an Ax-Crazy killing machine in charge of a bunch of enslaved child soldiers. Translation: beatings, and lots of them.
  • Bigger Is Better: Kudal is not a man you're likely to convince that size isn't everything. He's downed steroids by the bucketload to give himself the biggest possible muscles, modified his face to give himself the biggest, craziest Slasher Smile, and used the mighty power output of an incomplete Gundam Frame by customizing it into a hulking armored beast loaded with grotesquely oversized weapons including a rocket-powered hammer with a head the size of an ordinary mobile suit's torso and four huge cannons apparently borrowed from a warship's turret. The things' so heavily armored that, despite completely dominating Kudal during their second battle, the machine barely suffers more than scratch damage and Mikazuki is only able to put it down by sliding his sword thought a gap in its armor and into its cockpit.
  • The Brute: He's Kabayan's prize attack dog, and that's pretty much all there is to him.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Proudly announces himself and his mecha, in stark contrast to the more nonverbal Akihiro and Mika.
  • Chest Blaster: The Gusion has not one but four of the largest conventional guns ever attached to a mobile suit built into its chest, the 400mm 'Buster Anchors'. Their fixed firing position and limited range make them difficult to use in a suit fight, but they can crack a ship's hull open like an egg.
  • Dirty Coward: For all of his earlier boasting and abuse, Kudal spends a good portion of episode 12 running from Mika and big bad Barbatos, and is quite obviously scared shitless while doing so. Tellingly he does it when he runs out of Human Debris to fight in his place.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Though Kabayan is the leader of the Brewers, it's Kudal that receives the most focus in the arc the group debuts in. As the field commander he's the main obstacle to Tekkaden, he's the one with more screen time, more on camera acts of villainy, and poses the larger threat to the heroes. It's Kudal's defeat that spells the end of the Brewers as a threat with Kabayan being a Non-Action Big Bad who folds quickly under Naze and Orga.
  • Drop the Hammer: His Gundam has a huge, rocket-boosted hammer as its weapon.
  • Glasgow Grin: A deliberate, cosmetic one. He's had his mouth widened at the corners, giving him a constant Slasher Smile regardless of his mood.
  • Gonk: Deliberately invoked. He would normally have a cruel but not especially ugly face, but the body-mods he had done to make himself look more fearsome push him right the way through this trope to the edge of Facial Horror.
  • Grenade Spam: The inner surfaces of the Gusion's skirt plating are lined with large anti-suit grenades, which can either be thrown manually or jettisoned en masse to give a pursuing enemy a nasty surprise.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Gets cut in half vertically by Mikazuki. He had it coming.
  • Hate Sink: He is ugly, arrogant, and in a setting where child slavery is widely accepted, he holds the dubious honor of being the first to use death threats and have the violence to back it up.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Gusion is powered by a Gundam Frame's mighty twin reactors, and it puts a particular emphasis on the 'bruiser' bit. Its massive weapons and equally massive armor allow it to simply barge through the battlefield without slowing down, and compromise its speed and strength far less than one might hope.
    • This is an obvious trade-off in terms of stamina compared to the other Gundams because of the fuel requirements needed to keep the giant sit in motion, essentially turning it into a case of Crippling Overspecialization due to its reliance on firepower in any fight that lasts beyond the first few hits.
  • Obviously Evil: Narrow, crazy eyes? Check. Permanent, artificial Slasher Smile? Check. Bondage collar? Check. Wild, creepy-looking body-modifications including a forked tongue? Check. Yep, definitely a nice, approachable guy.
  • Overly Long Tongue: Just to give his constant Slasher Smile that extra dose of crazy. To emphasize this, he's had it bifurcated, giving it a snake-like fork.
  • Paper Tiger: For all his ramblings and threats, he gets easily beaten by Mikazuki in the Barbatos after he runs out of Human Debris grunts to fight with him.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Courtesy of his body-mods. The results when he tries to frown with his altered mouth are quite alarming.
  • Red Right Hand: The first shot of him has him display his Maniac Tongue, which has been bifurcated. His heavily modified body is used as a kind of shorthand to portray him as unsettling and monstrous compared to the heroes.
  • Slasher Smile: He's happy to do it on his own, but he's given himself some help, artificially widening his mouth to give himself a permanent, deranged grin.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: A realistic example. He has the sort of triangular physique you only see on the most steroid-pumped of body-builders, adding to his fearsome appearance.
  • Sissy Villain: His piercings, eyeshadow, and dyed hair emphasize both his vanity and his savagery. note 
  • Would Hurt a Child: He beats his Human Debris subordinates when they fail him.
  • Villain Ball: A skilled pilot he may be, but his battlefield strategies and tactics are sorely lacking. He becomes so fixated on beating the Barbatos that he forgets to keep track of the Man Rodi squad backing him, and even destroys the last one himself. Unsurprisingly, he gets killed for it.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You wanna tell him he doesn't?
  • You Have Failed Me: Tells Masahiro that if he fails the Brewers again, he'll throw all of the Human Debris pilots out the airlock without clothes.

     Masahiro Altland 

Voiced by: Seiichirō Yamashita, Lynn (Young) (Japanese), Chris Hackney, Wendee Lee (Young) (English)

Main mecha: UGY-R41 Man Rodi

A Child Soldier under Kudal, Akihiro's younger brother who was later forced into the Brewers.

  • Brain–Computer Interface: Just like the Third Group, he uses the same Ālaya-Vijñāna system to directly link him to the machines he pilots.
  • Dying as Yourself: He calms down just before his death and wishes to be reborn to be with his brother.
  • Made a Slave: Was sold to the Brewers as "Human Debris".
  • Sanity Slippage: He completely loses it when he learns that Akihiro has a new family in Tekkadan since he was enslaved. Which leads to Masahiro deliberately getting crushed by Gundam Gusion's Hammer.

Dawn Horizon Corps

Another Space Pirate group featured at the beginning of Season 2. They're hired by a Corrupt Corporate Executive to off Kudelia Aina Bernstein for not supporting his company.
     Dawn Horizon Corps as a whole 
  • Hired Guns: Essentially their job, as they're hired by a shady company owner to kill Kudelia.
  • Space Pirates: Much like the Brewers before them.
  • Warm-Up Boss: They're the antagonists for the first few episodes of Season 2, and pave the way for the Arianrhod Fleet that appears not too long after them.

     Sandoval Reuters

Voiced by: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese), Chris Jai Alex (English)

Main mecha: IPP-66305 Hugo
Leader of the Dawn Horizon Corps. His capture becomes the main objective of both Tekkadan, McGillis' forces, and the Arianrhod Fleet of Rustal Elion at the start of Season 2.
  • Ace Custom: His Hugo, which has a unique paint scheme, and what appears to be more weapons than the usual loadout for similar units of its type.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: He proves this when he decides to fight both Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn head on in the face of his men getting wiped out. He even manages to destroy several Arianrhod Grazes in a span of minutes, and fight Mikazuki and Julieta for a while longer before he's captured.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: He thinks of himself as a threat, but in reality, the only reason he wasn't crushed in a Curb-Stomp Battle is because Mikazuki and Julia were fighting amongst themselves to be the one to take him down and get the bounty. In the end, he was perfectly harmless to them.
  • Dual Wielding: He wields dual Scimitars in his final stand against Mikazuki and Julieta.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When Mika pins his suit and starts one of his trademark No Holds Barred Beatdowns, he surrenders before he ends up too badly hurt. Mika is actually quite relieved by this, mentioning that he finds it difficult to capture enemies alive.
  • Starter Villain: For Season 2. He's the first antagonist encountered by Tekkadan, but he and his pirate group are swiftly dealt with by no less than three factions out for his bounty.
  • Villainous Valor: Upon realizing his fleet is cornered, rather than retreat, he suits up and challenges Tekkadan and Gjallarhorn himself.


One of Earth's four power blocs. Arbrau's territory consists primarily of Russia, Alaska, and Canada.

    Henri Fleurs 

Voiced by: Yoko Soumi (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)

A member of Arbrau's parliament. Following Mankanai's exile, she plans to become the next prime minister.
  • Gender-Blender Name: "Henri" is not typically used as a woman's name. Perhaps it's short for "Henrietta?"
  • Out-Gambitted: McGillis uses the Graze Ein fiasco to expose her scheming with Iznario, hampering her political ambitions.
  • Power Hair: Notable as she's shown undoing all of it once inside the limo. Not as much as Kudelia, but still a lot. Subverted, as it turns out to be a wig at end of the series.
  • Sleazy Politician: Is colluding with Iznario in order to become Prime Minister following Makanai's forced resignation.

     Togonosuke Makanai 

Voiced by: Mugihito (Japanese), Stephen Mendel (English)

The former prime minister of Arbrau, he was suspected of corruption and was forced to step down. Shortly after he negotiated with Kudelia regarding lifting the ban on Martian half-metal resource trading.
  • Anime Hair: While he is mostly bald, his remaining hair, eyebrows and especially his big voluminous beard are very twisty and spiky.
  • Evil Old Folks: Subverted. Kudelia during season 1 included him amongst the number of corrupt figures she knew (Nobliss, McGillis) who she trusted in order to help her and Tekkadans cause and he is very much concerned with his power and reclaiming his former position. During the time skip, however, Kudelia came to greatly respect him and he comes to view her as a worthy successor.
  • I Owe You My Life: He feels gratitude for Tekkadan protecting him and getting him to the capital. In season 2 he feels indebted to Chad for shielding him from what would have been a fatal bombing. He agrees to alter the records of the kids to help them disappear because of Chad's actions.
  • Just the First Citizen: Invoked. Despite having stepped down, his unseen list of dealings and political clout ensures that he still has some sway over political decisions. He could turn over Tekkadan to Gjallarhorn without his fingers ever touching the silver platter.
  • Long-Lived: He is over 180 years old. Supplementary material reveals that advanced medical technology makes it possible for people to live up to 200 years, but only for the wealthy.
  • The Mentor: Became one towards Kudelia between seasons 1 and 2. He eventually decides to make her his successor.
  • Odd Name Out: The most Japanese-sounding name in the whole show. His name is also written in mostly kanji, as opposed to katakana.
  • Only Sane Man: When the entire Tekkadan is busy avenging their fallen allies, he calmly pointed out that moving on is the only solution.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He is the only major politician in the Earth Sphere who is willing to address the Martian issue and gives Kudelia the pulpit she needs in the season finale. He later gives Takaki a job after he quits Tekkadan and also agrees to risk his career to help Tekkadan fake their deaths.
  • "Where Are They Now?" Epilogue: In the epilogue, he is revealed to have passed away in the years that followed the end of Tekkadan, with his legacy passed down to Kudelia.

    "Galan Mossa" / The Bearded Man 

Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese) Lex Lang (English)

Main mecha: EB-04 Geirail
A mercenary aligned with the Arbrau military who is also on the payroll of Gjallarhorn's Arianrhod fleet.
  • Ace Custom: While his Geirail is still as much of The Alleged Car as any other, Galan had his Geirail arranged by Rustal Elion to make things a little easier for himself; it has replacement parts from other machines to modify its signature, meaning that the enemy won't know what model of suit is coming after them and can't prepare accordingly, and has a unique pickel weapon that lets it relegate its ax-shield to Emergency Weapon status.
  • Ace Pilot: Galan is good enough in a suit to excel despite piloting a Geirail, a Graze predecessor whose only merit at the time was being a modern mobile suit in a world that no longer had the ability to produce Ahab Reactors themselves anymore, and these days is the most budget of budget mercenary weapons.
  • The Alleged Car: His MS of choice is the Geirail, which is the previous generation of the Graze (put simply, the Geirail is to the Graze as the Zaku I is to the Zaku II). It has poor armor distribution, clunky equipment, and doesn't stand out in any regard; Only a few of these machines were used by regional Gjallarhorn organizations. Galan's Geirail has a few minor adjustments, like parts to disguise its Ahab Reactor signature and a pickaxe as its primary melee weapon (since the stock Geirail's weapon is an ax that doubles as a shield), but nothing that takes it out of qualifying for this trope.
  • An Axe to Grind: Two of them. There is the Geirail's standard melee weapon, a shield on its forearm that can fold in half to become a broad-bladed hand-ax, and a non-standard pickaxe that Galan uses as his primary close-quarters weapon.
  • Baddie Flattery: To Akihiro, while they fight. It is surprisingly sincere and helpful, given his disdain for child soldiers.
  • Beard of Evil: Galan is a rough, ruthless man responsible for terrible things, and his heavy beard emphasizes his uncivilized vibe.
  • Blood Knight: He appears to really love battles just for the sake of the fight. And to him it doesn't matter what you fight for, be it for revenge, to protect someone or something, or something you believe in, as long as you fight.
  • Evil Mentor: Julieta reveals that it was he who trained her in combat and recommended her to Rustal.
  • Expy: Of Ali-al Saachez. Both are mercenaries manipulating child soldiers and fighting for the thrill of it.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Galan appears to be very friendly, but as soon as no one he wants to manipulate is watching, he becomes cold and ruthless.
  • Hidden Depths: He is not just a manipulative killer, as his final episode shows - everything he did to himself and everyone else was out of loyalty and respect for his commander, Rustal, and his ideals, and he spends much of his final fight offering apparently sincere, well-intentioned advice to Akihiro on why he's too nice for mercenary work and should consider a career change before it's too late.
  • Mole in Charge: After the attempt on Makanai's life, which Galan was behind, Galan is placed in charge of Arbrau's military response.
  • Nerf Arm: The Geirail is just a bad suit, no bones about it, and as an Arianrhod agent, he should have the pick of the litter. His use of it appears to be nothing more than an effort to emphasize his scrappy underdog mercenary cred.
  • Only Friend: Rustal remained his only real contact after he shed his own identity and as he dies, asks Rustal for forgiveness.
  • The Strategist: Galan is a master strategist capable of keeping the war between Arbrau and the SAU lasting for weeks despite his side having the advantage with Tekkadan as an ally. At one point, he boasts that he could have drawn the war out for years if McGillis didn't force a decisive battle by taking the field personally.
  • Taking You with Me: Subverted. When Akihiro attempts to crush Galan to death, Galan responds by triggering the Geirail's self-destruct. However, the explosion doesn't even scratch the Gusion. It's later revealed that Galan activated the self-destruct not to kill Akihiro, but to ensure that McGillis could not recover any of the information on Rustal that Galan stored on the Gerail's computer.
  • Unperson: The Bearded Man erased all evidence of his past to better serve Rustal as a spy. Nothing is ever revealed about his life beyond his loyalty to Rustal: even the name "Galan Mossa" is just his latest alias.
  • Villainous Valor: He doesn't hesitate to take on Akihiro, even though Akihiro's Gusion far overpowers Galan's Geirail.
  • Weak, but Skilled: The most extreme example in the show. He pilots a Geirail, a hopelessly obsolete mobile suit, and yet can put up a credible fight against monsters like Akihiro and McGillis through pure piloting skill.


    Hashmal (SPOILERS)

One of the Mobile Armors that battled against the Gundams during the Calamity War and brought untold destruction upon the human race. Though all of them were thought destroyed, Tekkadan finds a deactivated one buried in the Martian soil.

  • Arc Villain: A rare one that still gives the status quo a kick in the iron-blooded nuts. All the named characters survive, but Barbatos needs a total rebuild and Mika is crippled further.
  • All There in the Manual: Gunpla events for Iron-Blooded Orphans reveal Hashmal, alongside Gundams Bael and Barbatos, were created by Agnika Kaieru's father.
  • Beware My Stinger Tail: Has an incredibly long whip-like 'tail' made of flexible metal that it uses as its primary melee weapon. The fact it can pierce nano-laminate armor helps a lot.
  • Cranial Processing Unit: Downplayed. Its control unit is in the underside of its head, the least exposed part, but still exposed enough to lead to its defeat.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: At one point the Hashmal finds itself lured away from its Plumas and facing off against Julieta, McGillis, Ride and Isurugi at once. It proceeds to defeat them all without taking a single solid hit in return.
  • The Dreaded: Tekkadan is unaware of what they uncovered while mining half-metal on Mars. However, McGillis warns them that the thing they found was a mobile armor, which was also the cause of the Calamity War which killed nearly a quarter of humanity. In a bit of Tempting Fate, he warns that approaching it too closely with a mobile suit may cause it to activate, as mobile suits were created specifically to fight mobile armor. Then Iok shows up trying to arrest McGillis for plotting a conspiracy and unwittingly turns it on when his suit gets too close to the mobile armor's resting site.
  • Drone Deployer: It has an onboard internal factory that can build a small army of Pluma robots that perform multiple functions. These include repairing battle damage and scavenging fuel and raw materials to build more Plumas.
  • Expy:
    • To Sid. Both are huge, dangerous automated weapons from a war of the past, both are avian shaped with wings, and both possess dangerous beam weaponry not used by modern mobile weapons.
    • Its color scheme, though muted, harkens back to the AMX-004 Qubeley, the notorious Haman Karn's suit during the First Neo-Zeon wars.
    • Its appearance, mouth-mounted energy weapon, and AI-controlled nature also make it quite similar to Metal Gear RAY.
    • Above all, however, it resembles nothing so much as the merciless Devil Gundam. A mechanical monster using armies of self-replicating Mecha-Mooks bent on eradicating humankind for reasons nobody can truly fathom. This is even more apparent in its abovementioned backstory, where it is also defeated (the first time around) by the son of its own creator.
  • It Can Think: It has enough intelligence to devise basic combat strategies and knows to target supply bases to gather fuel and ammunition for both itself and its flock of Plumas. Once fully supplied, however, it starts going after its real target: people.
  • Keystone Army: The flock of Plumas that accompany the Hashmal is incapable of independent initiative due to them relying on power being received via Hashmal's microwave-emitters. Should Hashmal fall, the emitters become damaged beyond functional use or simply get out of range, the Pluma will cease functioning.
  • Kill All Humans: Its sole drive is to kill as many humans as it possibly can.
  • Leitmotif: "Hashmal: The legend of the Calamity War"
  • Light Is Not Good: A relentless killing machine, ironically named after an angel.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The machine is incredibly agile despite its size, and on top of being incredibly tough is also able to hit really hard. Being A.I-controlled, the Hashmal can react far faster than any human. Only users of the Alaya-Vijnana system can feasibly match a Mobile Armor in direct melee combat. Even worse, it turns out all Alaya-Vijnana systems used in modern times operate in safe-mode by default, and removing this limiter in order to fight a Mobile Armor can cause permanent neurological damage.
  • Lost Superweapon: It's been buried beneath the sand dunes of Mars for centuries in an inactive state after a fierce battle in orbit against multiple Gundam frames caused it to crash onto the surface. The reason it wasn't detected earlier was because it landed in a huge half-metal field which disrupts scanners.
  • Mechanical Abomination: McGillis warns Tekkadan that this thing and others like it were responsible for the Calamity War 300 years earlier which wiped out at least a quarter of humanity. The mobile armor that was found on Mars was deactivated, but Iok unwittingly turns it on when he approaches the site too closely with his mobile suit, and his suit's Ahab reactor ends up turning Hashmal back on.
  • Mutual Kill: With the Barbatos Lupus. It succeeds in comprehensively wrecking the Lupus form beyond repair and shredding most of the Gundam Frame underneath before dying.
  • Mook Maker: The Hashmal is able to create a swarm of smaller mobile armors, called Plumas, to both fight alongside it as well as to scavenge resources and repair the machine.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Tekkadan unearths this thing completely by accident, thinking it's a machine they might be able to add to their fighting force. Turns out it's one of the CAUSES of the Calamity War, armed with lost technology such as beam weaponry and a flexible blade, manned by an AI, armed with the Post Disaster equivalent of funnels/bits, and overall makes the Graze Ein look like an origami crane in comparison. Loads of artillery, specialized plans, separating it from its Plumas, and a joint attack by 4 MS didn't even so much as SCRATCH it's paint job. It took Mika unlocking Barbatos' limiter a second time (like with the Graze Ein), borrowing an enormous sword, and outright tanking and parrying Hashmal's attacks with its bare hands to kill it, outright wrecking the Lupus in the process. And the only way he was able to make it happen was with a Mutual Kill after tearing off multiple pieces of its armor. Its appearance comes out of left field both in-universe and for the viewers, and it's easily the most dangerous threat on the show and would have easily wiped out all life on Mars if it hadn't been stopped.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: Nobody even knew this thing was around until Tekkadan started mining the half-metal field it was buried in.
  • Villainous Legacy: Hashmal and its fellow Mobile Armors are the reason the Post Disaster era is the Crapsack World it is over 300 year after they were destroyed or sealed away.
  • Walking Spoiler: You can't discuss Hashmal without spoiling The Reveal about the nature of the Calamity War.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: It fires a massive particle beam from its front, capable of destroying small landscapes. Amusingly, despite looking incredibly flashy, it's virtually useless against anything with Nano-Laminate Armor. Less amusingly, it can wipe out a civilian settlement in a single shot.
  • Wrecked Weapon: Its tail blade gets broken by the Barbatos repeatedly punching it, busting its hand in the process. It's still so fast it's hard to see and doesn't make it any less dangerous.
  • Zerg Rush: The Plumas that follow the Hashmal around don't pose much of a threat on their own. Instead, they gang up on single targets and overwhelm them through sheer numbers.

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