Sven Cal Bayan
Voice Actors: Daisuke Ono
- "It's not like I have a choice..."
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 Protagonist: 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 soldier indoctrinated from a young age and does not hesitate especially when ordering Phantom Pain to slaughter the ZAFT camp as per Blue Cosmos doctrine. Both are anti-heroes but the difference is that Shinn is a Tragic Hero while Sven fits the mold of a '90s Anti-Hero. Most of Sven's actions are far more brutal for a noble cause than Shinn's. In the end Shinn lost to Athrun in spite of his ideals realizing how far he has fallen, while Sven lost to Selene and was cured from the indoctrination that Blue Cosmos had on him in their interaction. Both have a happy ending regardless: Shinn stayed on PLANT until his return to Orb, while 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: Favors using both swords instead of just one. Considering that the Strike Noir doesn't have a shield, it's probably necessary.
- Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: His eyes are permanently like this.
- Dull Surprise: Done deliberately, to show his lack of effect.
- 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.
- 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
- HeelFace 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
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Shams' red after Myudi dies
- Rescue Romance: Kind of, with Selene
- Shoulder Cannon: The Strike Noir can mount a cannon on each of its wings, just above the shoulders.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Blue Cosmos' objective was to turn him into one of these, and to a large degree, they succeeded. Sven has no respect for the rules of war, kills anybody he is instructed to, and displays no emotional affect at all.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Bayan, Bayang, Payan, Payang, Vayan, Vayang?
- The Stoic: Sven is cold, and that's putting it nicely. You could replace him with a robot and it would not impact his interactions with others at all.
- Super Soldier: Though achieved through mental conditioning and Training from Hell as opposed to Psycho Serum, the way the Extended were.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: The Strike Noir leapt in the air and threw its sword on the ground. One BuCUE, who drove at high speed, crashed into it and exploded.
- Training from Hell: From what we see of it.
- Two Guys and a Girl: With Shams and Myudi
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: As the flashbacks show, Sven used to be a human being.
- Villain Protagonist: It's pretty clear by the second episode he doesn't care what he does as long as he just follows orders.
- Villainous Friendship: With Shams and Myudi.
- White Hair, Black Heart: A white-haired emotionless foot soldier for a genocidal Government Conspiracy who has no problems with brutally violating The Laws and Customs of War if ordered to.
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."
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.
- Be Careful What You Say: In the second episode, when the team is being attacked, Myudi casually remarks that the enemy is being very persistent, to which he replies that they probably want to have fun with her. It doesn't end well.
- BFG: Four of them, at once.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His rifles can be combined into a Wave-Motion Gun, similar to Wing Zero's twin buster rifle.
- Bottomless Magazines: Averted. He runs out of ammunition when his mech runs out of power.
- 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.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: With Sven after Myudi dies. He's the red, Sven's the blue.
- Revenge Before Reason: After Myudi dies.
- Sanity Slippage: Myudi's death triggers this.
- Scary Black Man: Shams looks Black and Nerdy, but his aggressive personality and BFG push him into this territory easily.
- Shoulder Cannon: The Verde Buster mounts one on each shoulder.
- Super Soldier: Went through the same program that Sven did.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: In the third act, Shams shoots far too many shots at enemy mobile suits, even thought they were clearly beaten.
- Training from Hell: Though he seems to have recovered from it better than Sven has.
- Two Guys and a Girl: With Myudi and Sven
- 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
Voice Actors: Rina Sato
- "The only good Coordinator is a dead Coordinator."
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.
- Alas, Poor Villain: She gets a very horrifying, drawn out end, with Shams clearly hurt by her loss.
- Awesome, but Impractical: The "Stiletto" anti-armor penetrators are this. While they look cool when thrown, they require a free hand to hurl. Considering that the Duel Assault Shroud had 5 homing missiles instead, the Blu Duel is getting short end of the deal.
- Bare Your Midriff: Her custom uniform expose her chest.
- Death by Irony: Phantom Pain redesign the Duel from the previous series into a close-combat unit. It's eventually destroyed in melee combat.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: Her cockpit is gouged to pieces by three BuCUEs with their beam fangs, while she's screaming and being torn apart inside.
- Fantastic Racism: Probably the worst of the three in this regard.
- Final Solution: Her page quote would indicate that she, like Azrael and Djibril, is down with this.
- Flechette Storm: Throws all her "Stiletto" anti-armor penetrators at once.
- Guns Akimbo: Like it's predecessor, the Blu Duel is equipped for this.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: The Blue Duel has a shield fixed on its right shoulder.
- Magnetic Weapons: The Blu Duel has a "scorpion" railgun fixed on its right arm.
- Multi-Melee Master: The Blu Duel is equipped for close range combat, and carries multiple edged weapons and beam sabres.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: The most active about it of the trio.
- Stripperific: Her uniform top is only held together by one button at the front.
- Stuffed in the Fridge: Her horrible death serves only to motivate Shams' eventual breakdown.
- Super Soldier: The third survivor of the program.
- Training from Hell: Though unlike Sven she was left sadistic rather than dead inside.
- Two Guys and a Girl: With Sven and Shams
- Villainous Friendship: With Sven and Shams
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Gets far less screentime than Shams or Sven.
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.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Azrael's the whole reason Sven, Myudi, and Shams exist, yet a newcomer could be forgiven for not knowing his name.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Has the look but not the personality.
- The Man Behind the Man: To the entire project.
- Man of Wealth and Taste: Wears his signature light blue suit.
- Predecessor Villain: To Lord Djibril.
- The Voiceless: Is never heard to speak (though he is visibly shouting at one of the trainers at one point).
- Would Hurt a Child: Would create a project that puts children through Training from Hell and turns them into Brainwashed and Crazy Super Soldiers.
A high-ranking officer in the Phantom Pain responsible for handling the Extended. For more information on him go to Destiny's character page.
Voice Actors: Sayaka Ohara
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
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.
- Parental Abandonment: Edmond acted as a substitute father for him.
Edmond Du Clos
Voice Actors: Joji Nakata
The chief of security 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.
- Face Death with Dignity: When Edmond is nearing death, he sees Selene's shuttle going to space. He smiles and dies knowing that he accomplished his mission.
- Former Regime Personnel: Was once an officer for the EA, but those days are behind him.
- 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.