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Sven Cal Bayan

Voice Actors: Daisuke Ono

"It's not like I have a choice..."
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A stoic young man who serves as one of Blue Cosmos' elite pilots within the Earth Alliance. Having been raised from childhood to be a Super Soldier he displays almost no emotional affect, barely speaks, and carries out his orders without complaint. He flies the Strike Noir.


  • Ace Pilot: One of the highest-scoring Natural aces of the Second Bloody Valentine War.
  • All Your Powers Combined: Like the Strike Rouge IWSP, Perfect Strike and Strike Rouge Ootori, the Strike Noir is equipped with a combination of the three basic Striker Packs.
  • Anti-Villain: Sven's cold, ruthless, and doesn't care at all about the people he's hurting, but when his backstory comes out it becomes very apparent that this isn't his fault.
  • The Atoner: Becomes this in the manga adaptation's epilogue.
  • Badass Normal: The best on-screen (true) Natural (no Deep Spacial Awareness or SEED factor) pilot of the Cosmic Era.
  • BFG: The Strike Noir carries a variant of the original Strike's anti-ship sword, though Sven doesn't favour it.
  • Building Swing: Within a Space Station, using the Strike Noir's grappling hook.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Downplayed. Sven and the Strike Noir are certainly effective enough at longer ranges, but the Striker Pack he normally equips comes with beam pistols and a sword, rather than a beam rifle, BFG, or other long range weapon, making Sven and the Noir more capable in close quarters combat, and less competent at distance combat, than Kira or La Flaga and the original Strike were.
  • Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: The Strike Noir, black with reddish orange eyes and grey highlights.
  • Contrasting Sequel Protagnist: Is one to Shinn as both lost their family in a tragic incident leading them into becoming soldiers of the evil faction for good purposes and lost to the hero antagonist leading them to redemption. Shinn is hot headed and impulsive while Sven is calm and level headed with not sign of emotion. Unlike Shinn who is indecisive when it comes to orders and disobeys them, Sven is a loyal soldiers brainwashed crazy from a young age and does not hesitate especially when ordering Phantom Pain into slaughtering the ZAFT camp as per Blue Cosmos doctrine. Both are anti hero but the difference is that Shinn is a Tragic Hero while Sven takes cues from 90sAntiHero. Most of Sven's actions are far more brutal for a noble cause than Shinn. In the end Shinn lost to Athrun in spite of his ideals realizing how fallen he has while Shinn lost to Selene and was cured from the indoctrination that Blue Cosmos had on him in their interaction. Both have a happy ending regardless when Shinn stayed in PLANT until his return to Orb and Sven works for DSSD after his mental recovery.
  • Dark Is Evil: The Strike Noir, the Evil Counterpart to the Strike and Strike Rouge.
  • Dual Wielding: Favor using both swords rather than one. Considering the Strike Noir doesn't carry any shield, it's probably encouraged.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: His eyes are premanently like this.
  • Dull Surprise: Done deliberately, to show his lack of affect.
  • Emotionless Boy: Sven's training has left him quite dead inside.
  • Expy: Of Heero Yuy due to being a stoic soldier trained from a young age and the first expy before Setsuna F Seiei took over and he serves as one to DMC 1 Dante similarly with the white haired trait and Strike Noir's weaponry is similar to twin guns and blades with wings colored with the dark scheme along with losing their parents. He is a nod to Shiro Amada as both are soldiers who serve for a questionable Terran government whose authority is abusive and by encountering a female lead, they changed for the better defecting the Earth Military to start their new lives.
  • Fantastic Racism: Has had this drilled into his head by Blue Cosmos, though he lacks Myudi's fanaticism. The idea that Coordinators are evil is just something he accepts.
  • Foil: Is a greater one to Shinn than Kira and Athrun. Look Contrasting Sequel Protagonist above.
  • Freudian Excuse: The training that he was forced to undergo left him quite emotionally damaged.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: The Strike Noir mounts Five of these.
  • Guns Akimbo: With his mech's twin beam pistols. This is effectivley the Strike Noir and Sven's personal signature. Occasionally he also uses a pair of Beam Rifles. Specifically the ones used by the ''Duel'' Gundam
  • Heel–Face Turn: After meeting Selene and being rescued by her.
  • Just Following Orders: He lacks Shams and Myudi's enjoyment of killing, but nevertheless follows all of his orders to the letter, no matter how many lines they require him to cross.
  • Lack of Empathy: Sven isn't totally devoid of it, like some of Blue Cosmos' members, but he's clearly impaired. He follows orders irrespective of the consequences, shows no emotion when Myudi dies, and generally fails to connect with people.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Compared to Shams and Myudi, it's shown he Used to Be a Sweet Kid before his training, not Ax-Crazy, and limits his installed Fantastic Racism to what he's ordered to do. He's the one who gets redemption.
  • Magnetic Weapons: Has a linear cannon on each of its wings.
  • The Musketeer: Uses his anti-ship swords and beam pistols with equal proficency and frequency.
  • No Social Skills: Accused of this (with a lot of justification) by Shams.
  • Parental Abandonment: His mother and father died, and then a scientist handed him over to Blue Cosmos only to regret it as the last minute and try to get him back.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Though not to the extent of Shams or Myudi.
  • The Protagonist: Gets the most screentime out of all the characters.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Sven's harmless off duty. On duty, he'll kill you in a heartbeat, but it isn't personal.
  • The Quiet One: Almost never speaks

Shams Couza

Voice Actors: Hiroshi Kamiya (first two episodes broadcast), Mamoru Miyano (all other appearances, including redubbed DVD release)

"We're allowed to kill them you know."
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One of Sven's two teammates, Shams Couza is talkative, violent, and aggressive, in a sharp contrast to Sven. He believes wholeheartedly in Blue Cosmos' cause, and is convinced that Coordinators are evil. He's also fiercely defensive of his partners, and in particular Myudi. He pilots the Verde Buster.


  • Go Out with a Smile: When Shams realized he's cornered without any energy left, he gives a smile before getting shot to death.
  • Guns Akimbo: Make use of two huge beam rifles, even larger than the original Buster's gun launcher and beam rifle.
  • Heroic RRoD: Runs his mech into the ground during the battle at the Space Station.
  • Long-Range Fighter: The Buster Verde relies exclusively on rifles and cannons, unless you count the bayonets at the end of the rifles.
  • Magnetic Weapons: Has a Gun Launcher fixed on its right shoulder.
  • Moral Myopia: Has no problem with killing enemies by the truckload, but freaks out and rants about how he'll never forgive ZAFT when Myudi dies.
  • More Dakka: Armed to the teeth and able to solve most problems with loads of ammunition. He not only has two huge beam rifles, but also the original Buster's guns fixed on its shoulders.
  • Nerd Glasses: Toyed with. Shams has the look, but not the personality.
  • Villainous Breakdown: During the battle with the DSSD. Completely out of his mind, he empties all of his guns into the base while ranting about how he can't forgive the Coordinators for Myudi's death, and is killed when he runs out of energy.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Sven and Myudi

Myudi Holcroft

Voice Actors: Rina Sato

"The only good Coordinator is a dead Coordinator."
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Shams and Sven's teammate, Myudi loathes Coordinators and enjoys killing them. In spite of her vicious streak, she is on good terms with her partners, and is very close to Shams in particular. She pilots the Blu Duel.


Muruta Azrael

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Djibril's predecessor as the leader of Blue Cosmos, and The Man Behind the Man to the super soldier project that created Sven, Shams, and Myudi, Azrael makes several (nonspeaking) appearances in Stargazer. For more on him see the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED character sheet.


  • The Cameo: If you haven't seen SEED, you can be forgiven for having no idea who the ominous young man in the blue suit is.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Looks eerily at peace in his first appearance, as he inspects the facility.

Neo Roanoke

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A high-ranking officer in the Phantom Pain responsible for handling the Extended. For more information on him go to Destiny's character page.

  • The Cameo: Along with two of his subordinates and The Destroy.
  • Char Clone: As if the mask didn't indicate this already.
  • The Dragon: To Lord Djibril.
  • The Voiceless: Only seen for a brief moment onboard the Bonaparte.

    Deep Space Survey and Development Organization (DSSD) 

Selene McGriff

Voice Actors: Sayaka Ohara

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A Coordinator scientist working on the GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam project, Selene longs to open deep space up for exploration. Calm and collected, she puts her talents as a pilot to good use when Sven attacks the DSSD's base of operations, piloting the incomplete Stargazer into combat.


  • Action Girl: Surprisingly yes. Selene seems like a helpless damsel in distress type, but when she climbs into the Stargazer she shows everyone, from the audience to Sven Cal Bayan, exactly what she's capable of.
  • Battle Couple: She and Sol are a platonic version.
  • Deflector Shields: The Stargazer features these.
  • Deuteragonist: The second most important character after Sven.
  • Dying Alone: Averted. Selene didn't wanted to die alone, therefore she saved Sven so they can die together. This gets subverted in the stinger and the manga where both of them survive.
  • Flawed Prototype: The kinks have yet to be ironed out of the Stargazer, and it rapidly runs out of power.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Grabs onto the Strike Noir with the Stargazer and orders the space station to fire on her. Subverted by her survival.
  • Identical Stranger: She looks a lot like Sven's mom, only with green hair.
  • Lady of War: Feminine, intellectual, polite, and capable of holding her own against Sven and the Strike Noir.
  • Slipknot Pony Tail: In zero gravity, much to Sven's amazement.
  • Super Prototype: The Stargazer, with it's new propulsion system, shielding, and incredible speed can run rings around most military suits. It also has a two-seater cockpit and a learning AI.
  • Taking You with Me: Does it to Sven. They both survive.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she sorties in the Stargazer.
  • Tron Lines: The Stargazer has bright yellow lines over its body to idicate that it's aborbing energies.

Sol Ryuune L'ange

Voice Actors: Jun Fukuyama

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A Coordinator researcher who serves as the test pilot for the Stargazer, Sol is Edmond du Clos' adopted son, and a good friend of Selene's. He pilots the Stargazer alongside her during the final confrontation with Sven Cal Bayan and the Earth Forces.


  • Battle Couple: He and Selene are a platonic version, piloting the Stargazer together.
  • Hair of Gold: Sol's blond hair serves to accent his general innocence.
  • Meaningful Name: "Sol" may refer his sunny personality and the Stargazer's core technology, which utilizes "solar wind" for propulsion.

Edmond Du Clos

Voice Actors: Joji Nakata

"I want to be able to look up."
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The chief of securtiy for the DSSD, Edmond Du Clos is a former Earth Alliance major, and tank commander. When the ZAFT diehards attack the city were the DSSD's ground base is located, he climbs back into his tank to take them on.


  • Badass Normal: Manages to kill a mobile suit with a tank, a feat that no other Natural is seen to pull off in the entire series.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: If some of his comments to Selene can be taken at face value.
  • Cool Old Guy: Definitely.
  • Former Regime Personnel: Was once an officer for the EA, but those days are behind him.
  • Go Out with a Smile: When Edmond is nearing death, he sees Selene's shuttle going to space. He smiles and dies knowing that he accomplished his mission.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Takes an enemy mobile suit with him.
  • Majorly Awesome: Used to be an EA major.
  • Parental Substitute: To Sol.
  • Tanks for Nothing: Subverted. Edmond's tank is anything but cool in the Cosmic Era. It's plain ordinary and useless against Humongous Mecha. Despite all this, however, he manage to damage and disable a Mecha-Mook, by making full use of his tank's capabilities (most notably its low profile) and his own skills as an officer.

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