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The Character Sheet for the best-known-in-America Gundam series, Gundam Wing.


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Gundam Pilots

     As a whole 

  • The Ace: All five of the pilots are ridiculously talented soldiers, to the point that even without their signature Gundams, they're still a threat on any battlefield.
  • Bishounen: Responsible for getting more girls interested in Gundam (and possibly anime in general) than ever before or since.
  • Broken Ace: That being said, some of the boys have...issues. Really, REALLY big issues.
    (singing) "Pretty boys with problems! Yeah!" - Anime Abandon
  • Color-Coded Characters: Invoked at least once. Heero is white, Duo blue, Trowa red, Quatre yellow, and Wufei green.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Let's see...we've got Child Soldiers, Street Urchins, Lonely Rich Kids with Daddy Issues, first loves that ended in betrayal, Arranged Marriages that ended tragically just after they realized their love for one another, Parental Abandonment, Training from Hell, accidentally killing civilians...did we miss anything?
  • The Dreaded: Anytime a Gundam shows up, everyone on the battlefield freaks out.
  • Fire-Forged Friendship: It takes them a while to get there, though. But when they do, they become True Companions.
  • Geodesic Cast: The main cast all have thematic mirrors on a few scales. Numerical Theme Naming (one, two, three, four, five), unique mobile suits with Midseason Upgrades (Wing/0, Deathscythe/Hell, Heavyarms/Kai, Sandrock/Kai, Shenlong/Altron), Distaff Counterparts (Relena, Hilde, Catherine, Dorothy, Sally), Old Master scientists who built their Gundams (Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S, Instructor H, and Master O). See also Color-Coded Characters and Multinational Team on this list to round out a fuller Theme Table.
    • To a lesser extent both Zechs and Treize participate as well. In order of above for Zechs (six, Talgesse/Epyon, Noin) and Treize (thirteen, Talgeese II, Une)
  • Multinational Team: Heero (Japanese), Duo (American), Trowa (Unknown), Quatre (Middle Eastern), Wu Fei (Chinese). The fact that no one knows Trowa's origin is just one of the many mysteries about him.
  • Only the Pure of Heart: They were specifically chosen by the scientists for their character, and many times it's commented on how pure-hearted and kind they are.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: All of them suffer as a result of the war, and being Child Soldiers thrust into the middle of it.
  • The Team: Heero is The Hero and The Heart of Outer Space, Duo is The Lancer as a cheery foil to Heero's stoicism. The two also have angels vs devils motif. Trowa is The Quiet One, who prefers to keep his head down and do important work, while occasionally dropping nuggets of wisdom. Quatre is The Heart and The Smart Guy, both traits that eventually make him The Leader when all five get together. Wufei is an Ineffectual Loner and the closest the series has to a Big Guy since he's mostly there to fight.
  • Wild Card: The pilots are not associated with any faction. They defected from the Barton Foundation at the start of the series and their enemies change throughout the series. In the end they're pretty much a faction by themselves.
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    Heero 

Heero Yuy alias Odin Lowe Jr.

Voice Actors: Hikaru Midorikawa (Japanese), Mark Hildreth (English), Manuel Campuzano (Latin America)

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"Mission complete."


->Main mecha: Wing Gundam, Mercurius, Gundam Epyon, Wing Gundam Zero

The male lead of Gundam Wing, and the pilot of the titular Wing Gundam. Known as the "Perfect Soldier", Heero was trained as a soldier since his childhood (and even more after the death of his father, Odin Lowe), and would even risk his life to accomplish his mission. Despite being initially portrayed as The Stoic, his encounter with Relena Darlian would change his life forever. He pilots Wing Gundam and Wing Gundam Zero primarily, but was also forced to pilot Mercurius by OZ, and briefly used the Gundam Epyon before trading it to Zechs for Wing Zero.


  • The Ace: On a team of people who all qualify as this, Heero can be said to stand at the top, as he is the only Gundam pilot to fully master the Zero System. This and various other actions or feats, such as his willingness to destroy his Gundam to ensure it didn't fall into enemy hands, earns him the respect of all the other pilots. Were he more sociable he likely would have become the team leader.
  • Anti-Hero: The Pragmatic variant. He does what has to be for the sake of accomplishing his (ultimately heroic) goals.
  • The Atoner: Ever since he accidentally killed a little girl he had befriended and her puppy. Prior to that, he by all accounts wasn't concerned with it, but upon this failure sets out to make it right. He does something similar after accidentally killing Field Marshall Noventa.
  • BFG: Wing's Buster Rifle and Wing Zero's Twin Buster Rifle. They're both hugely oversized for a one-handed rifle, and the Endless Waltz version is even longer. Capable of firing a Wave-Motion Gun wiping out an entire battalion of Mooks in one shot.
  • Bishie Sparkle: Episode 26.
  • Catchphrase: "Mission accepted"; "Mission complete"; "I'll Kill You!." ("I'll destroy you." in the Toonami edit); to a lesser extent, "Life comes cheap, especially mine".
  • Celebrity Resemblance: The creators said that Heero was designed after actress Yuki Uchida.
  • Character Development: Starts quite unemotional, but develops more genuine care for people. Or better said, Heero gradually recovers use of his emotions that had been broken through his Dark and Troubled Past...
  • Code Name: Borrowed from a dead political leader. See below.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: He was physically modeled after Yuki Uchida, a female Idol Singer who was popular at the time.
  • The Comically Serious: He doesn't get put into enough funny situations to really shine, but it's there. The licensed Doujinshi Ground Zero gets a lot of mileage out of having Heero do "human" things (like admitting he modified Wing Zero into the Endless Waltz version because he thought it'd look cool), which causes Duo to flip out ("This isn't a sports car or something!") and makes fellow Stoic Trowa start laughing.
    • And then there's his advice to Trowa about Heroic Sacrifices. Referring to the time he self-detonated the Wing Gundam while standing just outside the cockpit:
    Heero: It hurts like hell.
    • In Episode 42 when faced with 40 Mobile Dolls surrounding the space shuttle he's in he simply says that they:
    Heero: Shouldn't be a problem.
  • Contemplate Our Navels: Has a pretty epic moment of this at the end of episode 18, as he gives a greeting speech to a new school he's attending after arriving back in space, as part of a new cover. Heero's speech is played over the last few minutes of the episode, as various other characters are shown in their current situation. The speech features him speaking about human nature and the place of humanity in the universe, their connection to Earth, peace, war, technology, and weapons.
    • The ending of the speech:
    Heero to his classmates: So why do people fight anyway? Perhaps the meaning of human existence lies within their will to fight. People feel a sense of accomplishment through battle and it's also a fact that the ones actually fighting are never perceived as being tainted.
  • Consummate Professional: Perhaps the greatest example of this in the series. Whether he has to be a Gundam pilot, an assassin, a spy, or a hacker, Heero remains calm and serious throughout. He receives a mission, figures out a way to accomplish it, sets about doing it, and moves on to the next mission once he has. As Trowa says:
    Trowa: Everything this guy does is completely thorough and well thought out. Everything Heero Yuy does.
  • Creepy Monotone: But only in the dubbed version. In the original, Heero's tone of voice indicated his emotions, even if it was subtle at times.
  • Cyanide Pill: Largely do to him being a Death Seeker entering the series, he's very quick to (try to) kill himself for his cause. Fortunately, he's quite bad at dying.
  • Death Seeker: He begins the series looking to die, largely to atone for his failures and mistakes. This also comes into play when he kills Field Marshall Noventa and seeks out his family members to offer them the opportunity to enact vengeance.
  • Defrosting Ice King: As time goes on. His relationships with Relena and his fellow Gundam pilots make him more prone to showing his emotions (Early Installment Weirdness notwithstanding).
  • Determinator: Might be one of the greatest examples from either 90s anime or the Gundam franchise as a whole. Once he receives a mission or decides to complete a task, Heero is solely focused on it. He's been shot, blown up, fallen from incredible heights, and always gotten up to keep on going. The last 20-30 minutes of Endless Waltz see him going on a rampage in order to stop the current threat and save Relena, which really only ends after he finally collapses from sheer exhaustion.
  • Disney Death: After blowing up Wing. He ends up going into a coma for a month, and being cared for by Trowa and Catherine.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Mentioned in supplemental material as being mistaken for a girl on occasion, due to his slender figure. It never happens in-series, though.
  • Evil Laugh: A rare heroic example. Even though he does nothing evil (At least in the audience's POV. He himself would say otherwise.) His laugh borderlines between this and Laughing Mad. Just unsettling, even when he's genuinely happy about something.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He likes playing with dogs and the official artwork has him smiling as he plays with a ferret. Accidentally killing a puppy (and, well, the girl who owned said puppy) is his greatest failure.
  • The Hero: No Pun intended, but he's the primary hero of the series and of the Gundam team as a whole. Even though Quatre plays a leadership role in the team, he's still acknowledged as the hero.
  • Heroic Bastard. In Frozen Teardrop we learn that his father was Odin Lowe...who was not the husband of Heero's mom, Aoi Clarke. Heero was born in between Odin and Aoi's break-up and Aoi's marriage to Seis Clarke, she and Seis raised him in his earliest years, and when they were murdered Odin took little Heero back in.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He does this several times, most notably when Lady Une threatens to destroy the colonies with missiles and, of course, the series finale. He survives each time. (He probably has to or the story wouldn't move.)
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners:
    • With Quatre, during the second part of the series.
    • It could also define his relationship with Duo, alongside Odd Friendship.
    • Also Trowa his fellow stoic.
  • Human Popsicle: Frozen Teardrop reveals that while the other Gundam pilots are already middle-aged adults, Heero is still a "boy" because he has been frozen in a cold hibernation capsule.
  • I'll Kill You!: Don't take it seriously, it's just how Heero says "Hello." It is how he first proposes to deal with most of his problems in the show, though for one reason or another, he never follows through with it. (In earlier episodes, it's more like he just doesn't get the chance to, but later on, he changes his mind for the most part. ...More or less...)
  • Improbable Age: Heero is only 15 (16 in Endless Waltz), and yet is a hardened soldier who acts like someone at least twice his age.
  • Indy Ploy: Heero isn't big on forward planning, but he can improvise like nobody's business.
  • Ineffectual Death Threats: Heero is the poster boy for this trope. Of the people he's actually said it to, he's followed through on very few.
  • Intergenerational Friendship:
    • With a little girl and her puppy. It ended tragically sad to say..
    • He gets a second chance of sorts with Duo Maxwell Jr. in Frozen Teardrop.
  • I Work Alone: Getting him to stay put and cooperate with the other pilots rather than flying off to do his own thing tends to be a futile effort, though Wufei can be even worse about this.
  • Lady and Knight: He would never admit it but he acts like a White Knight for Relena: protecting her from danger with his own body if necessary. He claims its because she can aid his mission or some other impersonal value but the more likely reason is because he's in love with her (when it would be just as beneficial to kill her he can't bring himself to do it). In the OVA ending for Endless Waltz Heero is seen watching over Relena.
  • Leitmotif: "The Wings of a Boy Who Killed Adolescence", which has numerous remixes, most famously the Next Episode Preview song, "Codename Heero Yuy". It's also popped up in a few video games (Super Robot Wars Z2: Hakai-hen, Another Century's Episode 1, and several times in SD Gundam G Generation).
  • Lightning Bruiser: All the mobile suits he pilots(save for the Leos) are both very fast, heavily armed, and being made of Gundanium alloy, nearly impossible to destroy. Only the Mercurius doesn't fit this bill as it's quite modestly armed, making it more a Stone Wall.
  • Ludicrous Mêlée Accuracy: During a fencing bout, he manages to hit his opponent's epee on the tip, snapping his own weapon. He then plunged the half-an-epee into his opponent's mask.
  • Made of Iron: More like made of Gundanium. He's tougher than his freaking mech.
    • Case in point, he once jumped from the 50th floor of a military hospital, (with a parachute, though he opened it too late) making a rough landing and breaking his leg which he later casually snapped back into place (much to Duo's disgust). Note that this was a short time after being shot several times in the previous episode. Even better, while in said hospital the staff found evidence of at least 200 previous injuries (bruises and broken bones), in addition to the gunshot wounds. And all this does not slow him down in the least.
    • He survived his Gundam's self-destruct sequence. While he was on it. He did sustain rather serious injuries and blood loss, and according to Trowa (who would have no reason to lie about it) he spent several days in a coma...but yeah.
  • Magnetic Hero: Earns the respect of the other Gundam pilots (who accept him as a sorta-leader) and the Worthy Opponent Zechs. However he willingly defers to Quatre, who's more charismatic and a better leader.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Of the five gundam pilots, Heero is the only one to outright replace his original Gundam, rather than have his original one upgraded by his allies or the Gundam Scientists. Initially, he gets the Epyon from Treize, before permanently switching over to the Wing Gundam Zero after dueling with Zechs and agreeing to trade mobile suits with him. The latter works to his advantage, given that the Wing Gundam is just a nerfed version of the Wing Gundam Zero, and the Gundam that is most heavily based on it.
  • Mukokuseki: While his eyes are somewhat more slanted than other characters', Heero has brown hair and blue eyes even though he is supposed to be Japanese, whereas the Chinese Wufei is much more obviously Asian in appearance. May be justified due to Heero being only half-Japanese at most, as explained in Frozen Teardrop: his mother was a Japanese woman, but the Caucasian Hitman with a Heart Odin Lowe was his biological dad (another way in which Heero evokes Amuro Ray, who was also half-Japanese).
  • My Hero, Zero: Well, Heero's Mid-Season Upgrade Gundam is called Wing Zero.
  • Hope Bringer: Relena believes that he's this.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: In-universe, and there's a little bit of irony...
    • In a Meta example, his name was intentionally made evocative of Amuro Ray's.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: "Heero" is derived from hitotsu, "one" in Japanese; "Yuy" is derived from yuitsu, "alone" or "only". In other words, Heero Yuy- "the one and only".
    • Lampshaded by Doctor J somewhat in the CG short Gundam Evolve 7- where he tells Relena that Heero was 'number one' and 'exceeded all expectations', then remembering to himself his christening of the boy as 'Heero Yuy'.
  • Official Couple: The more rabid Yaoi Fangirls will fight it to their last breath, but every single sidestory supports him and Relena probably getting together, at the very least as an Implied Love Interest. And these sidestories are all written by members of the anime's writing staff. In addition there was the very telling scene in Endless Waltz where Relena holds and caresses an unconscious Heero after he 'kills' Maremaia Khushrenada. There is also an official artbook picture of them nude and gazing into each other's eyes. Entirely confirmed in Frozen Teardrop's ending, where Heero asks for her hand in marriage. The epilogue shows them married and planning a family.
  • Older Than They Look: In Frozen Teardrop, thanks to being a Human Popsicle for almost 20+ years.
  • One-Man Army: In his Gundam or out. He's an incredibly capable soldier on top of being an Ace Pilot and has stormed bases on foot.
  • Pants-Positive Safety: Keeps his gun in his bike shorts...literally!
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's only 156cm (5 foot 1), but worth noting is 1) he's only 15, and 2) Duo, Quatre, and Wu Fei are the exact same height (Trowa is 160/5'2"). Relena, funnily enough, is maybe half an inch (at most) taller than Heero.
  • Say My Name: Shouts "Relena!" quite a few times. She reciprocates in kind.
  • Sensual Spandex: Wears a pair of form-fitting shorts in the TV Series, apart from his green tank top.
  • Sleepy Head: Seems to be able to fall asleep just about anywhere, and tends to nod off fairly regularly.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Most of the time seen with a green tank top. And what do you know, he's physically impossibly strong!
  • The Stoic: Initially he keeps his emotions completely hidden, either to hide them or because he's so broken. Character Development moves him closer to being a Hitman with a Heart and Sugar-and-Ice Personality.
  • Super Soldier: Doctor J and Odin Lowe raised him from a Child Soldier and then turned him into this, complete with super strength, computer hacking, sabotage and demolition, mobile suit piloting, and espionage skills.
  • Take a Third Option: When given the choice of surrendering his Gundam or allowing the colonies to be attacked, he chooses to self-destruct Wing instead.
    • Happens again in Episode Zero- Doctor J gives him the orders for Operation Meteor, in option form- to go along with the plan, to escape, or...a third option. Guess which one he takes.
  • Theme Naming: In addition to the numerical theme, his name was intentionally designed to be evocative of Amuro Ray's.
  • Transforming Mecha: All the Gundams he used in the series, starting with the Wing. Avoided with the Wing Zero EW.
  • Trouser Space: Guess where he keeps his gun.. Though Averted in Endless Waltz, where he gets to wear a pair of jeans.
  • The Unfettered: Initially. He has a goal. He performs it. Nothing else matters.

    Duo 

Duo Maxwell aka Father Maxwell

Voice Actors: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Scott McNeil (English), Eric Osorio (Latin America)

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"I might run and hide, but I never tell a lie."

Main mecha: Gundam Deathscythe, Gundam Deathscythe Hell


The pilot of the Gundam Deathscythe. He's cheerful, friendly, and flirtatious, serving as the moodmaker of the Gundam Pilots. He's also the self-proclaimed Grim Reaper, a title he gave himself after living on while those he cares about die around him. He anthropomorphizes his Gundam more than the others, calling it "buddy" (aibo in Japanese).
  • Ace Pilot: While he lacks the focus necessary to master the ZERO system, he actually surpasses Heero as a pilot.
  • Anti-Hero: Duo hands out a lot of cynical snark, but there's no question he's trying to do right.
  • Badass Preacher: Becomes this in Frozen Teardrop, restyling himself as "Father Maxwell" but remaining just as badass as when he was kid. In practice he's more of a Bounty Hunter and Hitman with a Heart who poses as a "preacher".
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's cheerful and friendly, but please don't provoke him.
  • Big "NO!": In the dubbed version, after watching Deathscythe being destroyed by OZ on a live broadcast. Scott McNeil is still asked to replicate the scream at conventions.
  • Bounty Hunter: Frozen Teardrop reveals that he became one, putting his money into supporting the Maxwell Church. However, this causes Hilde to see him as unreliable because he's never around, resulting in their divorce.
  • Broken Hero: His seemingly self-congratulatory "God of Death" (Shinigami) nickname takes on a new light when it's revealed that he took it on given the fact that anyone he cares about tends to die if they hang around him.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Calls out the scientists, especially his mentor, Dr. G, for their role in building the Gundams and working on Libra.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Look at his Gundams, then get to know him. He's got sinister, Grim Reaper-themed Gundams and refers to himself as the God Of Death, but is firmly heroic (he's actually the sole member of the Gundam squad to never have an antagonistic role in the series) and affable.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not that deadpan, but much snarkier than his teammates.
  • Deadguy Junior: His surname, Maxwell, came from someone he knew: Father Maxwell, the kindly head of the orphanage he lived in..
  • Doom Magnet: Prior to the start of the series, he's lost everyone he cared about, which is why he calls himself the God of Death (believing their deaths to be his fault). Because of this, he tends to keep people at arm's length; he'll joke around and be friendly with them, but letting people get too close is incredibly hard for him.
  • Companion Cube: He treats his Gundam as one. To the point when his Gundam was destroyed, he was outraged.
  • The Grim Reaper: His nickname and motif of his Gundams.
  • Genki Girl: Gender bent version, but he's easily the most cheerful of the Gundam pilots.
  • Healthcare Motivation:
    • The reason he put so much into his bounty hunter work in Frozen Teardrops is that at some point between the end of GW proper and the start of the novel, he got into a terrible motorcycle accident that nearly cost him his life, and between his extended hospital stay and rehabilitation, he racked up some serious medical bills. He was trying to pay them off and do right by his family...but it ended up costing him his family instead.
    • Even before that, back when he was living on L2 in Episode Zero, there was a terrible epidemic or pandemic that went around, and the leader of his gang of Street Urchins, Solo, caught it. There was a vaccine or a treatment available, and Duo tried to get some for Solo, but Solo died from the disease.
  • Hollywood Atheist: Although he wears crosses and the clothes of a priest, Duo stated (at age 7) that he doesn't believe in God because he has never seen a miracle, but believes in Shinigami because he's "sure seen lots of dead people."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mostly averted. He's rough around the edges and can't stop dealing the snark, but rarely is he ever intentionally jerk-ish.
  • The Lancer: Loud and affable in comparison to Heero's stoic rudeness.
  • Leitmotif: "Black Wind Inviting to Death", also an instance of Long Song, Short Scene since it's never used in the show. The only place to hear it other than the OST is SD Gundam G Generation. "Invitation from Hell" is a more sinister-sounding remix that does get featured in the show.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Unusually for The Sneaky Guy, the Deathscythe and its upgrade qualify. They're actually the fastest mecha of their generation, made of Gundanium alloy so they're nearly impossible to destroy, and while they're melee focused, their beam scythes can cleave through enemies with minimal effort.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: That braid reaches his waist! However, in Frozen Teardrop, he has cut his hair. Cue Big "NO!" from his numerous fangirls!
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The end of Endless Waltz's manga adaptation has him wearing a baseball cap with the lines "Gundam 20th Anniversary".
    • Also, in the June 2018 issue Animedia Magazine, he wears a T-shirt that reads, "I love treading wheat," a reference to him talking in code in an early episode.
  • Noodle Incident: Word of God says he has some degree of sexual experience (which could be anything from kissing all the way up to actual intercourse), but none of the details are ever explained. (i.e. Where and when this took place, with whom, whether or not it was consensual, "how far" he'd gone, etc.)
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the Latin duo, meaning "two".
  • Orphanage of Love: In Episode Zero, he lives in Maxwell Church. It was rather run down, but Father Maxwell and Sister Helen were lovely people. Too bad they're all killed off in a bomb attack.
  • Parents as People: Acknowledges that he hasn't been the best father to Duo Jr.
  • Red Baron: "The God of Death" (or "The Great Destroyer").
  • Running Gag: Constantly gets captured when usually doing stealth missions.
  • Sad Clown: Keeps an upbeat attitude to cope with the fact that he brings death to those around him intentionally or not
  • Shipper on Deck: Seems to ship Heero/Relena.
    • Blatantly in Battlefield of Pacifists and Endless Waltz.
    Heero: (turning to leave) Relena's been kidnapped...
    Duo: *scratches head...Anything at all for the one you love... (Or, in the original Japanese: "Somebody's got a crush.")
  • Sinister Scythe: His Gundam's main weapon is a beam scythe, which is fitting for its Grim Reaper design.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the Maxwell Church bombing by virtue of not being there, as he went to steal a mobile suit to keep the peace.
  • Stepford Snarker: He's the snarkiest member of the cast, but this is at least partially to hide his wounded past.
  • Street Urchin: His backstory.
  • Tragic Keepsake: His clothes and his braid are mementos of the priest and nun who cared for him. Which makes his cutting his hair to satisfy Hilde's demands in Frozen Teardrop even more jarring.
  • Trojan Prisoner: Pulls this gambit to protect Trowa in Endless Waltz.
  • Will Not Tell a Lie: His catchprase. Though how true this claim is is debatable.
  • With Friends Like These...: Is always getting punched, etc. by people he considers friends.

    Trowa 

Trowa Barton alias Triton Bloom aka Dokter T.

Voice Actors: Shigeru Nakahara (Japanese), Kirby Morrow (English), Arturo Siann Vidal (Latin America)

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"'Those who have laid eyes on a Gundam shall not live to tell about it.' Those are the orders I have been given."

Main mecha: Gundam Heavyarms, Vayeate, Gundam Heavyarms Kai


The pilot of the Gundam Heavyarms. Loyal, kind-hearted, and pensively droll, but emotionally stunted after spending a good portion of his life either as a soldier or, worse, outside human contact completely. Interaction with the other pilots and Catherine Bloom helps start warming him up. In addition to Heavyarms, he served as the pilot of OZ's Vayeate while posing as a new recruit.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Upon nearly dying from Quatre's rampage, he is found by Catherine with amnesia and she tries to have him live an ordinary life as a circus performer away from the battlefield. But he gets back to the battlefield not too long after.
  • Alpha Strike: One of his more famous "attacks" is what Super Robot Wars calls the Full Open Attack, or sometimes simply "Fire Everything." He fires all his missiles, his chest gatlings, all the guns and missiles. It's common stock footage.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: The quietest member of the cast, and as a Gundam pilot he's a one-man army.
  • BFG: The Vayeate's huge cannon rivals the Wing Zero's rifle and the Tallgeese III's cannon in terms of destructive power.
  • Birds of a Feather: He gets along well with Heero, both being stoic and quiet.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Averted. His Gundam's Achilles' Heel is its tendency to run out of ammo in extended fights.
  • Character Name Alias: Takes the name of the original Trowa - a Jerkass from the Barton Family - after the latter gets killed
  • Cold Sniper: Trowa is able to remain weirdly detached whilst murdering people or contemplating a suicide strike, despite being one of the most compassionate characters in the series.
  • Cool Mask: both Trowa and Heavyarms have a half-clown mask they can wear.
  • Dead Person Impersonation (Sort of. He took up the "Trowa Barton" name after the real one was murdered in front of his eyes, to cover up for the guy's death and help the people who killed him.)
  • Disney Death: After the explosion on the Vayeate, he is thought to have been killed, but it turns out that he floated around in space for a while and was rescued and taken back to the L3 Colonies, albeit with no memory of who he really was or what happened.
  • Dissonant Serenity: It takes a lot to rattle Trowa. He remains eerily calm even as he's killing people on the battlefield. Several characters comment on this both in the anime and in the Episode Zero manga.
  • Emo Teen: Has the hairstyle, and definitely has some moments of this, especially in the Glory of Losers manga.
  • Fake Defector: His recurring schtick of disguising as the enemy. Does it to Oz, does it to Mariemaia's army.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He gets his circus gig by befriending the lion and simply putting his hand in the cage.
  • Gatling Good: The running theme of his mecha. The original has a beam gatling and two gatling guns hidden in its chest, the upgrade turns the beam gating into a double. The movie version doubles all of it, with four gatlings in the chest, and two double beam gatlings.
  • Genius Bruiser: He is absolutely ripped...but really quite quiet and analytic.
  • Guns Akimbo: When using a Taurus, he dual wields two beam cannons and when he briefly pilots the Wing Zero he used the twin buster rifle like this. In the Endless Waltz version of Heavyarms Custom he dual-wields twin gatling guns.
  • The Infiltration: Has something of a habit of doing this. Whereas Heero will enter an enemy stronghold and destroy it, or whatever his target is, while also taking whatever information he can from their computers by force, Trowa will instead infiltrate their ranks to gain the same information. He does this with Oz in the main series and the Mariemaia Army in ''Endless Waltz.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has several of these during his amnesiac phase. Floating around in the cold and darkness of space, and losing your memories will do that to you.
  • Heroic Build: Revealed in Endless Waltz when he beats up several thugs from The Barton Foundation whilst topless. Apparently those turtlenecks are very unflattering. He probably gained a lot more visible muscle after working for the circus. Being an acrobat will do that to you.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills:
    • In the extended battle scene from the theatrical version of Endless Waltz, a group of Serpents barrages him with missiles and he shoots every one of them down with his Gatlings.
    • In Episode Zero, where he (then about 10-12 years old) finds out that Midii betrayed him, and aims his gun at her. But rather than shooting her, he shoots her transmitter which had been used to reveal their position to the Alliance before leaving her.
  • Leitmotif: "In the Returned Scent of Blood and Gunpowder", which has a more somber remix called "That Clown Doesn't Need Makeup for Tears".
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Catherine Bloom, a knife thrower in the circus he works at who care for him like a brother. Turns out it's not a "like", they really ARE brother and sister.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: The Heavyarms Kai has a number of missile launchers attached to its shoulders and legs for this attack. Even more were added for its Endless Waltz redesign.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Downplayed. Trowa has to abandon his Heavyarms and takes on the Vayeate for a while. Due to him being out of action, Trowa doesn't recieve his upgraded Heavyarms until near the end of the series (episode 44), being the last of the 5 to recieve his upgrade. His new suit, the Heavyarms Kai, has the least amount of changes from its original model in comparison to the other Gundams. It's only significant changes are modification for space, some extra missile slots, and a dual gatling gun. His suit's redesign for Endless Waltz overhauls his arnament considerably, adding more chest gatling guns and missiles.
  • More Dakka: The basic idea behind his mecha. Strap all the guns and missiles you can onto one machine
  • Named After Somebody Famous: Tim Burton, of whom director Ikeda is a big fan.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Is alternatively known as "The Silencer."
  • Noodle Incident: Word of God says he has some degree of sexual experience (which could be anything from kissing all the way up to actual intercourse), but none of the details are ever explained. (i.e. Where and when this took place, with whom, whether or not it was consensual, "how far" he'd gone, etc.)
  • Not So Above It All: This seemingly stoic young man does flips for no real reason other than that he can or otherwise being "extra," and engaging in some wacky hijinks in some of the manga and the drama CDs.
  • Not So Stoic: He sheds tears upon destroying Deathscythe, and becomes generally more emotional when he was amnesiac, such has having a panic episode upon seeing Duo again, and screaming in agony when the ZERO system messes with his mind.
  • Nonspecifically Foreign: Only member of the Multinational Team without even a confirmed ethnicity. The fandom often considers him hispanic, which would make him STILL an example. He's also sometimes considered "European," or occasionally Russian.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the French trois, meaning "three".
  • Peek-a-Bangs: His impressive bangs almost always covers just one eye, depending on the angle.
  • The Quiet One: Quietest member of the team.
  • The Mole: If anyone is anyone is going to join the enemy with the intent to spy or sabotage them from within, it's Trowa. He spends a significant amount of time in the series working for OZ under Une, and enlists in Mariemaia's army in Endless Waltz, and he does such a convincing job both times that even his fellow pilots think he's turned.
  • Shipper on Deck: Another possible Heero/Relena fanboy.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After destroying Duo's Deathscythe. The "stream" is justified as he's in zero-g, the sparking...less so.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Looks and acts like The Stoic, but is one of the gentlest and most caring characters.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Heero during Quatre's fight with Heero. He survived, but was left with amnesia. He does this to save both Heero and Quatre; he knows his sacrifice is more likely to snap Quatre out of his funk than Heero's death.
  • Tears of Remorse: Sheds these in episode 20 after being forced to destroy Gundam Deathscythe to maintain his cover.
  • Teen Genius: While the other pilots also qualify, he's the only one who manages to infiltrate Oz and Mariemeia's Army succesfully, probably because unlike the other four boys he doesn't have a massive case of Chronic Hero Syndrome to screw things up for him.
  • Trauma-Induced Amnesia: It seems like he died as a result of Quatre's rampage in the Wing Zero, but was able to survive but is amnesiac for a long while.
  • Withholding Their Name: As revealed in Endless Waltz, Trowa is not his real name. He's only known as "Nanashi" (No-Name), but Episode Zero implies that he might be Triton Bloom, a young boy who was thought to have been killed after an Alliance attack that killed Catherine's parents.
    • This is foreshadowed in episode 5:
    Trowa: I have no name. But if you must call me something, then Trowa. Call me Trowa Barton.
    • Earlier in episode 1:
    Trowa: Battle record 001. Pilot's name...let's go with Trowa.
    • And in Frozen Teardrop it's confirmed. He tells his protegé Trowa Phobos that the "T" in Dokter T means "Triton", not Trowa.

    Quatre 

Quatre Raberba Winner aka Instructor W

Voice Actors: Ai Orikasa (Japanese), Brad Swaile (English), Luis Tenorio (Latin America)

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"You're afraid to die, aren't you guys? Well, then you shouldn't be fighting at all!"

Main mecha: Gundam Sandrock, Gundam Sandrock Kai

The pilot of the Gundam Sandrock, Quatre is the heir to the Winner industrial magnate. He is also the co-leader of the Maganac Corps. Despite being a Gundam pilot, he is actually a very kind-hearted young man, and exhibits a form of empathy he refers to as the "Heart of Space".


  • Achey Scars: In Frozen Teardrop, the scar from being stabbed by Dorothy hurts him when it rains.
  • All-Loving Hero: By being the Apologetic Attacker, then by keeping the team together when they go into space. He really wants to help everyone and anyone, which leads to him...snapping when he can't.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Often asks his foes to surrender, then apologizes for defeating/killing them.
  • The Atoner: After almost killing his boyfriend best friend.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's easily the kindest member of the Gundam team, and possibly the series. He only snaps once...but SNAP he does. He likely personally causes more destruction than any one pilot.
  • BFS: Sandrock's heat shotels, especially the Endless Waltz ver.
  • Break the Cutie: Being betrayed by his colony, then losing his dad and almost losing his favorite older sister. The situation is then magnified when he gets hold of the prototype Wing Zero, which really messes with the pilot's mind.
  • Butt-Monkey: Seems to be the one to get hurt or roughed up in his Gundam a lot, and gets stabbed, and in one of the manga, drugged.
  • Crossdressing Voices: In the Japanese version. Generally averted in the dubs except probably the Filipino dub.
  • Crossing the Desert: Does this at least once. After having his plane shot down, no less!
  • Death by Childbirth: What happened to Quatre's mother when she insisted on giving birth to Quatre naturally, when all of the Winner children before him were test tube babies and she was a very delicate Ill Girl..
  • Dual Wielding: Sandrock dual wields its heat shotels. He also dual-wields beam sabers when riding a Taurus once.
  • The Empath: Very slightly. He seems to be able to sense feelings and "the heart of outer space." What this means is entirely unclear.
  • Forgotten Phlebotinum:
    • Sandrock has a cross crusher ability: a combo between with its shotels, its backpack and its shield. It can snap an enemy mobile suit in half. Quatre use it only once during the whole series's run.
    • Sandrock's shield comes with two flashers, which can blind enemies' sight. Quatre only use it once to cover his escape, which is shame because Sandrock's slowness is its biggest weakness and the flashers could have been useful plenty of times.
  • Four Is Death: Gundam 04, as Oz calls it, is destroyed during the course of the series. It's rebuilt later however. Also, his name means "four" in French.
  • Freak Out: Oh boy. After really bad episode (see Break the Cutie above) he proceeds to have a nasty one that only gets worse when he's subject to a Mind Rape by the Zero system. It takes Trowa's impassioned plea and near-death for him to snap out of it.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: Wearing goggles inside a mecha serves no practical purpose, though justified in Episode Zero; Quatre's goggles served as a symbol of the leader of the Maganac Corps.
  • Guilt Complex: Lampshaded by Duo in Endless Waltz:
    Duo: Oh, man, Quatre loves to blame himself for everything if you let him. I wouldn't be surprised if he starts saying that his lack of effort is the reason there's no air in space!
  • The Heart: Of the five Gundam pilots. He's by far the most optimistic and moral of the pilots, always believes in the others, and in the last arc of the show, he's responsible for gathering the other pilots together. Without them, they might have just stayed apart.
    • He's pretty much acknowledged as this within the series itself too:
    Doctor Jay: He's an outstanding soldier. He has the ability to bring the five Gundam pilots together.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He doesn't seem to think much of himself; given an interesting twist late in the series where Zechs fights the Gundam Pilots (minus Heero) all at once and guns for Quatre; he thinks it's because Zechs sees him as the weakest, when in fact it's because Zechs knows he's The Leader.
  • I'm Having Soul Pains: The Space Heart. Often, this manifests as physical pain in Quatre's heart. This may indicate that he's a Newtype, but it's never confirmed In-Universe.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By Dorothy's fencing sword. He survives, though, despite having been stabbed clean through and bleeding heavily.
  • Laughing Mad: When he goes on his ZERO System-fueled rampage he starts laughing crazily. Sounds creepier in the dubbed version, although both versions are great.
  • The Leader: Heero may be The Hero, but he readily passes leadership of the Gundam Team onto the more charismatic Quatre. Not to mention Quatre has a personal army at his disposal in the Manganac Corps
  • Leitmotif: "Looking for Peace Hiding in the Corpse", which like Trowa's theme has a somber remix ("Sandy Clock of a Sad Color").
  • Made of Iron: Dorothy stabs him through the lung yet he still manages to stand there and make a very long speech at her before Trowa takes him to safety, then pilot his mobile suit out of the Libra again.
  • Martial Pacifist: Doesn't like fighting if he can help it, but he WILL do so if he's got no other choice.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: See Heroic Self-Deprecation. In Frozen Teardrop, it's to the point where he's denied himself marriage and relationships, and committed himself to celibacy, because he doesn't want to cause his hypothetical wife to die in childbirth like his own mother by getting her pregnant. (Never mind that in Episode Zero he was never told the truth about his mother, and that she knew that was going to happen and accepted her fate so she could have the honor of bearing a son naturally. note )
  • Maternal Death? Blame the Child!: Defied in the series. His father tried to avoid Quatre feeling guilty by not telling Quatre about his mother's existence at all. Instead, it led to huge self-worth issues as Quatre believed he was easily replaceable. Later, in Frozen Teardrop, Quatre apparently knows his mother died giving birth to him, and blames himself for it.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: His Sandrock is upgraded into the Sandrock Kai/Custom late in the series. After Sandrock is wrecked in the self-destruct he swaps to the Wing Zero for a while before returning to the Sandrock after the Maganac Corps. repairs it. Though unlike Duo and Wufei's Gundams which were repaired and upgraded by the scientists, Quatre's Gundam was basically the same as before and it wasn't until meeting Howard's group near the end of the show that it was upgraded into the Custom, making Quatre the 2nd to the last of the pilots to receive his upgrade. The Custom has more verniers and is much more adept to space combat, it's also been given a beam uzi (where his original Gundam was solely a melee suit). Visually, in the series at least, the Sandrock Custom is nearly identical to the original Sandrock much like how the Heavyarms Custom kept most of the Heavyarms's design.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: How he regards his rampage in Wings Zero, especially nearly killing Trowa. The combination psychological break/ZERO system issue lead to some...dangerously out-of-character actions, which he greatly regrets.
  • Nice Guy: The kindest of the Gundam pilots. To the point when he heard that there were 4 more Gundams, he wanted to meet them all.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the French quatre, meaning "four".
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Prefers art and music to things like sports. Still a badass in a pink shirt.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Doesn't want to fight, but does it for the greater good.
  • La Résistance: Aside from being a Gundam Pilot, he's also the co-leader of the Maganac Corps.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: His backstory, his family is incredibly wealthy and as a child he didn't realize the implications of the wars going on around him.
  • Shipper on Deck: When Heero goes to save Relena and Duo suggests following, Quatre's response is basically "Leave The Two Love Birds Alone".
  • Shown Their Work: There are Arabian people who can have pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. They are clustered around Morocco and North Africa, called the Imazighen, more commonly known as Berbers.
  • The Smart Guy: On the team. Which eventually turns him into The Strategist, directing the team in their battles. Shown in Episode Zero as well where he leads the Maguanacs in an escape attempt. The kicker? He was a child at the time.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After destroying a colony with Wing Zero, and in episode 38, when he tried to meet Trowa, only to be turned away by Catherine.
  • The Strategist: In the later episodes, his role is less combat-focused and more about directing the rest of the Gundam team.
  • Telepathic Spacemen: The AC-verse's only known Newtype. Maybe. He temporarily has a copy of the ZERO system installed in Sandrock, so that he can coordinate the three remaining Gundams in battle. Before the finale, he removes the ZERO system...and performs just as well without it.
  • Waistcoat of Style: His default TV series outfit; possibly Bulletproof Vest considering how many times he gets shot at and survives.
  • Warrior Prince: More of an aristocrat than a prince, but the same basic idea. He's out there on the front lines despite (or really, because of) his upbringing.
  • You Killed My Father: The reason for his Freak Out, he feels the colonies betrayed him and his family and takes it out on them.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In the anime, Quatre's older sister, Iria, gets a head bump and is knocked unconscious after their father was killed. She was never seen again after that. Subverted in the manga adaptation, in which she was killed along with their father. And now officially averted as of Frozen Teardrop, where she's shown to be alive and well in the future.

    Wufei 

Chang Wufei aka Master Chang.

Voice Actors: Ryuzou Ishino (Japanese), Ted Cole (English), José Gilberto Vilchis (Latin America)

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"Fighting a weak enemy always makes me feel so empty afterwards."

Main mecha: Shenlong Gundam, Altron Gundam


The pilot of the Shenlong Gundam, Wufei has a strong sense of warrior's pride, which conflicts with his need to be a terrorist in order to accomplish his goals. He always refers to his Gundams as "Nataku", the name his wife Mei Lan took on shortly before dying. He tries to live up to her ideals, but finds himself chaffing under the approaching peaceful era and defects to the Mariemaia Army in Endless Waltz to fight for all the soldiers who would be "thrown away" by the pacifism espoused by Relena.
  • 10-Minute Retirement: Wufei experienced this after Treize defeated him in a Sword Fight, as he felt unfit to pilot his Gundam.
  • Antagonist in Mourning: For Treize. He wanted to fight and kill Treize, but didn't expect to feel so bad afterward.
  • Anti-Hero: The Unscrupulous variant, as despite his talk about justice, in practice he's much more morally ambiguous than most of the other G-boys save Heero.
  • Arch-Enemy: He considers Treize his after Treize handily defeats him in hand-to-hand combat. In Endless Waltz, he makes a point of saying he feels like he's still battling Treize even after Treize's death.
  • Arranged Marriage: With Meiran, aka Nataku.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Rude and condescending to those he deems weak...which (rightfully) is most people compared to him.
  • Badass Bookworm: Episode Zero reveals that before Operation Meteor, he was a scholar and still kicked ass.
  • The Big Guy: Contributes relatively little to the team other than pure combat skill.
  • Death Seeker: He admits that he didn't expect to live in his final duel with Treize and was crying when he won.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Wu Fei goes through this a lot, which seems to be the source of confusion about his character. Initially he just follows his dead wife's ideals to honor her memory, despite the fact that he didn't believe in them himself. His role in Operation Meteor greatly conflicts with his sense of honor and fairness. Upon losing his home colony, he takes up the ideal of justice (urged upon him by Master Long before he died) In Endless Waltz he rejects the notion of true peace because it would destroy people like himself who can't live without fighting. In the end he finds his niche with the Preventers, still fighting, but this time in order to protect peace and the innocent.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: An infamous case is his remorseless bombing of an OZ barrack full of sleeping cadets in episode 4 which seems to fly completely in the face of his honor-bound personality established more fully later.
  • Face–Heel Turn: In Endless Waltz, when he joined the Mariemaia Army because warriors like him are being cast aside in a changing world.
  • Heel–Face Turn: But by the end of the movie, he returns to the side of good, making him a minor examples of Heel–Face Revolving Door.
  • Heel Realization: Wufei had one during his duel with Heero in Endless Waltz, when Heero's words gave him flashbacks of him seeing the self-destruction of his home colony, leading to his Heel–Face Turn.
  • Hey, You!: Calls Noin "woman" in their first battle, because he doesn't know her name.
  • Hidden Depths:
    • In Episode Zero, we find out why exactly he doesn't like girls in combat. He lost his Cute Bruiser wife Meiran very tragically. This was explained more thoroughly in the Glory of the Defeated manga: both of them, with Meiran in a Tallgeese prototype (and eventually suffering from internal bleeding as a result of extreme G-forces), were defending one of the L-5 colonies from a biological weapon attack from the Alliance space force. Instead of letting the enemy seize the colony and Wufei's Gundam, she charges the enemies head-on, killing herself in the process.
    • Battlefield of Pacifists offers another explanation for why he made his Endless Waltz Face–Heel Turn: He met a former OZ soldier who believed conflict should be used to bring out humanity's best, in this case encouraging deep space exploration. The soldier dies asking Wu Fei how far humanity will go, and as he flies off after the final battle, Wu Fei promises him that he'll be the threat that makes humanity advance.
  • Honor Before Reason: He has a strong sense of honor, which he tries to ignore for the sake of reason, but it has limits; hehad the golden opportunity to turn Treize into a greasy smear with his Gundam, but instead got out and had a fair Sword Fight — which he lost, triggering his Heroic BSoD. It spirals from there; many of his actions are dictated more by honor and wild emotion (as well as a dose of stubborn pigheadedness,) rather than solid reason, including both refusing to team up with the Gundams on most occasions, as well as trashing both sides of a later conflict between two opposing factions. (Romefeller and White Fang.)
  • I Call It "Vera": His Gundam's nickname is "Nataku", named after his deceased wife.
  • Justice Will Prevail: If you ask the fandom, 1/4 of his vocabulary is "justice."
  • Leitmotif: "When the Dragon Submerges, Everything Ends", which tends to get used as a generic tune for all the Gundams and thus gets the most playtime next to Heero's theme.
  • Marriage Before Romance: He and Meiran were sniping at each other during their wedding ceremony, and almost always bickering after that. When Meiran fought for their space colony, Wufei realized he loved her, but it was too late, as she died.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: After the Shenlong is wrecked in an engagement with OZ, the Gundam scientists rebuild and upgrade it into the Altron Gundam. The Altron has two "Dragon Fangs" (bladed extendable arms) in contrast to Shenlong's one and the Shenlong's beam glaive was replaced by a beam trident. The Altron was also given more ranged weaponry with a twin beam canon that deployed from its back; in conrast, the Shenlong was mostly a melee focused suit. The suit also recieved a significant make-over with a prominent green color scheme that Shenlong lacked. Compared to the other upgraded Gundams, Wufei's was the most visually different from his original.
  • Naginatas Are Feminine: The Gundam Shenlong wields one while Altron wields a beam trident, though ironically, Wufei's the most masculine of the five.
  • Not Good with People: That's such an understatement. He's at best rude to most everyone he meets, including peoples whose life he saves, his teammates, or his wife.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: His name is written with the Chinese character for "five".
  • Ship Sinking: Based on what we know of Sally's Po daughter Kathy Po, it's likely that Sally and Wufei did not get together in the end.
  • So What Do We Do Now?: His problem in Endless Waltz; while he does want peace, he finds that he has no idea what he wants to do now. And he feels in the end mankind hasn't changed at all. It isn't till he's seen the average people actually stand up for themselves peacefully, that he happily retires.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: After Treize allowed Wufei to kill him. Like most examples, the stream is somewhat justified by zero-G.
  • Stay in the Kitchen:
    • His disparaging remarks towards Noin can be interpreted this way.
    • In Episode Zero he didn't want his wife Meiran to be a warrior and thought it was unladylike. Somewhat explained by both of them being raised in a colony that is basically the Space version of pre-Red China.
    • He seems to have gotten better later on; at the end of Endless Waltz he serves alongside Sally Po and by the time Frozen Teadrop rolls in, since he's the mentor of Sally's daughter Kathy.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: Was humiliated upon losing against Treize, and when he challenges him for a rematch Treize commits Suicide by Cop and dies upon Wufei defeating him. Wufei is barely satisfied with the result.
  • Wild Card: Whenever he shows up, the situation is pretty much guaranteed to get exponentially more complicated.
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    Relena 

Relena Darlian (Princess Relena Peacecraft)

Voice Actors: Akiko Yajima (Japanese), Lisa Ann Beley (English), Rosalba Sotelo (Latin America)

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"My name...my name is Relena Darlian. What's yours...?"

The female lead of Gundam Wing, Relena Darlian is the daughter of Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian, an influential politician from the United Earth Sphere Alliance. Her real identity however, is the Princess of the fallen Sanc Kingdom monarchy, rescued from the destruction of the country at a very young age. At the beginning of the series, she was portrayed as a reserved and shy girl who was only seen among her peers as "the richest girl in school", until a chance encounter with Heero Yuy changed her life forever.


  • All-Loving Hero: Works hard to get Total Pacifism and succeeds in Endless Waltz; plays a role in Heero's transition to being more compassionate. It goes to show that the second episode sees her defend a boy who twice threatened to kill her.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: When first introduced, she's clearly...off. (See "Cloud Cuckoolander"). The way she reacts to Heero is definitely not a normal reaction.
  • And This Is for...: Before she became a pacifist, Relena tried doing this on Lady Une by sneaking into a ball and shooting off a rose she had in her lapel, while publicly denouncing her as Minister Darlian's murderer.
  • Badass Pacifist: Once she adopts the Total Pacifism philosophy. Her badassry is in the arena of politics. Though she does know at least the basics of gun handling.
  • Bodyguard Crush: She's instantly smitten by Heero, and when he becomes her protector this only increases.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Frozen Teardrop, the villains infected her with nanomachines as part of their "Perfect Peace Program", intended to force people to be peaceful by removing their capacity for violence. They also apparently made her their public face, much like Romefeller tried during the show. There seem to be some signs that she's fighting back.
  • Character Development: Maybe the best example in the whole series, growing from a Lonely Rich Kid to a Badass Pacifist and throughout Endless Waltz, becoming the most powerful politician throughout the Earth and the colonies.
  • Char Clone: Her main accessory in Frozen Teardrop is a mask similar to one worn by her brother, Zechs Merquise/Milliardo Peacecraft. Hence RELENA, SHE IS A ZECHS.
  • The Chick/The Heart: Very charismatic and quite good at handling people. She handled a gun rather elegantly and more than passably in the beginning, but that didn't come up directly again because of her belief in Peacecraft Total Pacifism.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: In her first episodes. The first thing she does after witnessing Heero beat up 2 paramedics and steal their ambulance, is introduce herself to him...seconds after he was long gone. She also left her own birthday party to look for him, expecting him to make good on his word of him threatening to kill her. As her character develops and her naivete is shred, however, she stops doing such things.
  • Damsel out of Distress: While she doesn't use her full Lady of War potential, Relena still got captured much less than her position as a non-fighting female lead would guarantee, and at least twice she talked her way out when Heero had her at gunpoint.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop her from promoting peace. Even if you have a gun to her face.
  • Deuteragonist: It's a rare enough thing in Gundam when the person in question isn't even a Gundam pilot (and there's already five!), and moreso when this has a resounding effect on the franchise as a whole.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: At the final part of Endless Waltz, when she encouraged the citizens of Earth to stand up to the Mariemaia Army.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": She asks Dorothy not to call her "Relena-sama" ("Lady Relena"), presumably because they're roughly the same age; Dorothy still does it anyway. Note that in Japanese, calling someone by the wrong honorific (even one that is too formal) is seen as insincere and insulting.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Relena would wear her hair in a ponytail, tied with a ribbon, when she's wearing her Sanc Kingdom uniform, and as Vice Foreign Minister in Endless Waltz.
  • Expy: The Sayla Mass to Heero's Amuro Ray and Zechs's Char Aznable, plot-wise at least. Personality-wise Relena is nothing like Sayla.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Dermail offers to make Relena the Romefeller Foundation's leader with the intent of making her a powerful figurehead. Relena's charisma was so powerful that she acted as an actual leader and marginalized Dermail.
  • Go Through Me: Does this a few times, putting herself between them when Duo was about to shoot Heero, again during Heero and Zechs's duel in Antartica before discovering Zechs's true identity, when she tried to talk Zechs out of firing Libra's main cannon, and in the manga adaptation, when she tried to stop OZ from attacking the Sanc Kingdom, while wearing her white royal dress.
  • Happily Adopted: While she doesn't learn of her heritage until her adoptive father's death, she loves her adoptive parents and ultimately chooses to be "Relena Darlian" rather than assume the Peacecraft name. As he was dying she insists that she is, and will always be, his daughter.
  • The Hero's Birthday: The first episode starts on her birthday (April 7th), when she turns 15.
  • The High Queen: Briefly. Even after she was forced to resign as Romefeller Chairwoman, Earth's citizens, the military, and both Dekim and Mariemaia still refer to her as "Queen Relena".
  • Hope Bringer: A lot of people look to her, to finally bring peace. Even Heero believes that that.
  • Human Popsicle: In Frozen Teardrop. Same as Heero, except it would seem "someone" brainwashed her to be evil and crazy, hence Preventer now wanting her taken down.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In her Image Song "Always a Secret", she sings "There's someone I like, but I can't say anything because I don't want to destroy what we already have, so my love will remain always a secret".
  • Lady and Knight: She's more honest with herself about her Knight/Lady relationship with Heero than he is as her White Knight. Good hearted, a high class lady and a princess and later Queen, helping others; she hits every check, along with Heero being her protector who fights for her.
  • Lady of War: Honorary mention for shooting Lady Une while in a white gown and for the white and gold military uniform she wears in the second OP, as well as her stint as the Princess of the Sanc Kingdom.
  • Leitmotif: "Soft Hair, Clear Eyes", which like Heero's gets a few remixes like "As Relena Peacecraft".
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Was quite popular at school, but knew her classmates didn't really bother to truly reach for her.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Relena, Zechs is your long lost brother.
  • Meaningful Name/Prophetic Name: Her last name, Peacecraft. Fitting name for a family that preaches and practices a philosophy known as "Total Pacifism."
  • Meaningful Rename: Switches from her adoptive name to her birth name upon taking the crown of the Sanc Kingdom. After the Eve War ended, she gave up leadership of the now dissolved nation and went back to using her adoptive surname, while taking on her adoptive father's career as a diplomat (not that this stops people from still thinking of her as Queen Relena Peacecraft).
  • Morality Pet: To Heero. While he isn't exactly evil, per se, but he started off as an unemotional Tyke Bomb and threatened to kill her on their first formal meeting. Throughout the series, Heero slowly defrosts and could never bring himself to actually kill her. By the final arc, Heero protects her from harm and refuses to kill Milliardo because of Relena.
  • Mythology Gag: She is the only character to have a confirmed birthday date: April 7, AC 180. Within the series, April 7th is when the original Heero Yuy was assassinated in AC 175, and on AC 195, when Operation Meteor started, though it technically started the day before. In the real world, April 7th was when Gundam Wing was first broadcast in Japan in 1995, and when Mobile Suit Gundam was first broadcast in Japan in 1979. (Another character within the Gundam series who shares the same birthdate as hers is Setsuna F. Seiei.)
  • Nerves of Steel: Nothing scares her. She's completely calm even when you point a gun to her face. Something that happens with alarming frequency.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Averted in a famous piece of official art that shows Relena skinny-dipping in hip-deep water.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Relena was modeled after Audrey Hepburn; her Queen of the World dress was modeled after Princess Ann's in Roman Holiday.
  • Official Couple: Confirmed in Frozen Teardrop's ending, where Heero asks for her hand in marriage. The epilogue shows them married and planning a family.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: Became President of Mars after Dix-Neuf Noinheim, aka "Milliardo Peacecraft", was assassinated.
  • Plucky Girl: Don't stay in this young girl's way. Really, don't.
  • Politically Active Princess: Serves this role after undergoing some character development. She is a pacifist, but that does not stop her from using her political clout to try to stop the war.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Generally associated with the color pink. Her limo, which was given to her by her adoptive parents, is entirely pink, as is her Sanc Kingdom school uniform, which is more rose than out-and-out pink.
  • Reassignment Backfire: Duke Dermail offered her to be Queen of the World, which she reluctantly accepts. Although this was intended only to be a PR move on Dermail's behalf, it backfired on him, and she became more powerful than him.
  • Rebellious Princess: Ruler of the Sanc Kingdom, and Relena actively opposes anyone who wants to violate her pacifism ideals.
  • Say My Name: "HEEROOOOO~!" (Only does this three times — four in the dubbed version.)
  • She Knows Too Much: Heero originally threatened to kill Relena because she saw his face at a beach.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: She looks and acts like the The Ojou at first and matures into her later political role. As her encounters with Heero, Lady Une, and Dermail demonstrate, she has a steel will and plenty of guile. The most powerful non-violent character.
  • Sparkling Stream of Tears: At the beginning of the OAV, Operation Meteor II: Odd Numbers.
  • Talking Your Way Out: Several times when she was at gunpoint. On one of those occasions, she not only talked Hero out of shooting her but then roped him into dancing with her.
  • Tell Me About My Father!. Defied. When Mrs. Darlian is about to tell the biggest details about her true heritage (the Premier told her the basics before kicking the bucket), Relena stops her and hugs her in tears, begging her to never stop being her mother.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Is usually the Girly Girl to all others, save for when coupled with Dorothy, in which she's the tomboy.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe: Relena undergoes the most wardrobe changes throughout the entire series and Endless Waltz, including the following: her civilian outfit (including her cold weather outfit she wears in Antartica), her school uniform, her Sanc Kingdom uniform, her Queen of the World dress, and eventually, her Vice Foreign Minister pantsuit (three of them).
  • Whole Costume Reference: Her Pimped-Out Dress as queen is just like a dress from Roman Holiday.
  • You Killed My Father: Literally, "This is for my father! * BANG* " She doesn't succeed and by the next time they meet Relena pushes the gun Lady Une offers her away, saying it's high time for the bloodshed to end, but the sentiment was there. Though there is some debate as to whether, even back then, Relena was aiming at Une's heart or the rose on her jacket. Also note that Relena actually came looking for Treize, the leader of the Nebulous Evil Organization her father's murderer was part of, and which was responsible for a lot more nastiness than just her father's death. She only came across Une because Treize decided to blow the party and send her as his representative at the last minute.

    Noin 

Lucrezia Noin

Voice Actors: Chisa Yokoyama (Japanese), Saffron Henderson (English), Mariana Gómez (Latin America)

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"Zechs Merquise, or rather, Peacecraft. Come here and lean on me."

Main mecha: Aries, Taurus (white)

OZ's pilot instructor, based out of the Lake Victoria Base in Africa. Extremely skilled and competent, she serves as a stern but caring figure to her trainees. When Wu Fei slaughters them early on, she moves into the field to fight alongside Zechs. She's also Zechs's Secret-Keeper, and is deeply in love with him.

  • Ace Custom: Pilots a custom green Aries. Averted with her white Taurus; it's actually a standard Sanc Kingdom Taurus.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the Super Famicom game Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Duel she pilots the Mercurius, a better MS than any she gets to use in canon.
  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Subverted. Noin actually admits her love for Zechs not to let him know her feelings, but after she reveals to Relena that he's her brother so she can stop wishing for his death.
  • Anti-Villain: At the start of the series. Noin is a friendly affable agent of OZ who cares for the people under her and fights against the more extremist ideas like attacking the colonies. Her Heel–Face Turn comes fairly quickly as she wasn't much of a Heel to begin with.
  • Expy: A female version of Garma Zabi.
  • Go Through Me: In episode 47, Noin takes aim at Zechs when the latter is about to attack Peacemillion, and Zechs is about to attack Noin. However, Zechs backs out of attacking her at the last minute.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: Zechs insists that Noin always held herself back in order to make him look better. Considering he graduated top of their class, and is one of the few pilots to go toe-to-toe with the Gundams and live, this could go a long way towards explaining how she keeps up with the team despite never receiving a Gundam or Super Prototype of her own.
  • Ironic Echo: "You should be more graceful, Lady Une."
  • Lady of War: A kind, loving and graceful lady, who is capable of keeping up with Gundam pilots despite not piloting one herself.
  • Last-Name Basis: She's the only character who routinely goes by her last name, even being referred to as such by her lover, Zechs. This is at her own insistence, as she explains that gender has no place in the battlefield during Episode Zero.
  • Morality Pet: To Zechs after he embraces his Milliardo Peacecraft identity; see Go Through Me above.
  • Mythology Gag: Noin, piloting her Taurus, does Char Aznable's Flying Kick on a Virgo in episode 33.
  • Neutral Female: In the final battle, Noin doesn't fight Milliardo because of her love for him, but at the same time she refuses to abandon her ideals just for the sake of being with him, and thus spends most of the battle doing nothing before she goes over to MO-II.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the German neun, meaning "nine".
  • Official Couple: She and Zechs are the closest to it, even with the No Hugging, No Kissing policy of sorts. Confirmed in Frozen Teardrop, where she not only married him but became the mother of his children, the Half-Identical Twins Naila and Milou.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Completely overshadowed by the five Gundam pilots and Zechs but conjecture indicates she might be just as good a pilot as they are or perhaps even better. It's stated that she deliberately held back her performance in training to not overtake Zechs (who ended up graduating top of his class) and during Endless Waltz she holds her own alongside the G-boys against the brand-new Serpents in nothing but a Taurus, all of which seems to indicate she's an amazing pilot who only doesn't shine more because all she gets to pilot is an Aries and a Taurus.
  • Parental Substitute: Once she tells Relena of her true heritage, Noin becomes a mother figure to her.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Downplayed. Her bangs cover her right eye, but it's still visible from certain angles.

    Sally 

Sally Po

Voice Actors: Yumi Touma (Japanese), Moneca Stori (English, first), Samantha Ferris (English, second), Patricia Mainou (Latin America)

Main mecha: Leo, Cancer, Pisces

An Alliancer medical officer, she was on duty when a badly injured Heero was brought into a hospital. This chance encounter lead to her quitting the Alliance and joining up with anti-OZ rebels, now considering the Gundam Pilots to be the Earth's best hope for real peace. She serves as the Team Mom and helps out whenever she can, but doesn't do a lot of piloting.

  • Action Survivor: She doesn't have any special training or equipment. She's just a regular soldier who's defected to fight for what's right.

    Hilde 

Hilde Schbeiker

Voice Actors: Kae Araki (Japanese), Marcy Goldberg (English), Linda Herold (Latin America)

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An OZ volunteer from the space colonies, she meets Duo on the moon and helps chase him down when he attempts to escape. However, his words convince her that OZ isn't interested in the colonies' wellbeing at all, leading her to resign and start working with Duo.

  • Affirmative Action Girl: Unlike the other female characters, she doesn't add very much to the plot and only really seems to be there to fulfill the show's strict 1 Guy/1Girl policy.
  • Badass Normal: Well, she is a trained soldier and pilot. She even manages to survive an encounter with the Mobile Doll versions of the Vayeate and the Mercurius to bring some important info regarding the enemy, albeit suffering some serious injuries before Duo pulls a Big Damn Heroes to save her.
    • Went one on one with Duo once in an equal suit. The fight was a draw.
  • Demoted to Extra: In Endless Waltz, Hilde only appeared in the closing credits of the final OAV and the movie, presumably done to show that she survived the Eve Wars. This is kind of understandable, given that the last time we saw her in the series, she was badly injured in combat and being taken to Peacemillion's sick bay, making it a case of What Happened to the Mouse? until EW.
    • She briefly appeared in the Battlefield of Pacifists manga, where it seems Duo's in the doghouse for some reason. She was talking with Trowa.
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    Gundam Scientists 

Gundam Scientists

Doctor J voiced by: Minoru Inaba (Japanese), Dave Ward (English), Jesús Barrero (Latin America)

Professor G voiced by: Yuzuru Fujimoto (Japanese), Bernardo Rodríguez (Latin America)

Doktor S voiced by: Shinya Ōtaki (Japanese), David Mackay (English), Guillermo Rojas (Latin America)

Instructor H voiced by: Takashi Taguchi (Japanese), Carlos Becerril (Latin America)

Master O voiced by: Masashi Hirose (Japanese) , Carlos Becerril (Latin America)

The five Gundam Scientists, Doctor J, Professor G, Doktor S, Instructor H, and Master O, were known as the creators of the five Gundams. Before that, they were the creators of the Tallgeese, the first mobile suit, and the Wing Zero, the mobile suit that the five Gundams were based on.

  • Alphabetical Theme Naming: They all use a title and initial rather than names.
  • Artificial Limbs: Doctor J's left arm is cybernetic.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Admittedly their backstabbing comes about because they keep finding themselves in the employ of evil people, but they still betray everyone they ever work for, from Operation Meteor's original mastermind Dekim Barton to OZ and White Fang.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Professor G's one, judging by his response to Doctor J talks about the air getting thinner during Lt. Nichol's attempt to kill them. Not surprising, considering he was the one who trained Duo.
    Professor G: If you're going to die, hurry up and do it; the rest of us could use that air.
  • Face of a Thug: With his heavyset frame, pointy mustache, sleazy grin, Instructor H looks especially threatening. His biggest scene in Endless Waltz has him give a sincere speech to Quatre about following his heart and that he sees the boy's kindness as one of his strongest qualities.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: If Frozen Teardrop is to be believed, Doctor J was this guy on the foreground (with the original Heero Yuy looking too much like the pilot Heero Yuy). Which might explain his giving Heero that codename in the first place.
  • Mad Scientist: All five of them are mad enough to build weapons of mass destruction and then give those weapons to Child Soldiers.
  • Non-Action Guy: Mostly, though Master O beats Duo to a pulp, though this was a Hidden Heart of Gold facade to prevent OZ from discovering that they're actually repairing and upgrading the Deathscythe and Shenlong Gundams.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: While they never fight themselves, they're unafraid to use their intellects to subvert their jailers.
  • Redemption Equals Death: All of them. The 5 Gundam professors put an end to the Libra and Quinze by activating the self-destruct mechanism.
  • Reluctant Mad Scientist: They're good people, but their talent for making weapons leads to various villainous factions forcing them into building Mobile Suits.
  • Satellite Character: Professor G and Doctor J are the main voices of the group. They're not only the most characterized but they're the ones that tend to speak for the five when addressing their captors or the Gundam pilots while Master O, Instructor H, and Doktor S fill out the numbers and only occasionally speak up. Endless Waltz does give them a little more characterization and small chances to act on their own away from the group.
  • Token Evil Teammate: A downplayed example with Master O as he never acts against the group nor does he come across as any less moral than the others. However, Endless Waltz shows that the scientists all rebelled against Operation Meteor and helped their pilots to defy the Colony Drop, except Master O who stood by Master Long's decision to participate in the atrocity, the only one of the scientists to do so.

    Howard 

Howard

An engineer who worked on the Tallgeese alongside the Gundam Scientists, meaning he's an expert mobile suit mechanic but more laid back. He's fond of the oceans, so he operates his own mobile dock ship. He works with the good guys, first supporting Duo early on, and then Zechs following his "death".

  • Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears as a fairly random guy helping Duo. He turns out to be a bit more important later on.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Is actually one of the original scientists who developed the Tallgeese, though unlike the Gundam scientists, he retired after quitting.
  • Hawaiian-Shirted Tourist: While not quite a tourist despite his travels, Howard's always seen with a nice Hawaiian shirt and shades.
  • Mellow Fellow: Unlike his colleagues, Howard had no interest in getting involved in the conflict between the space colonies and OZ, opting instead to peacefully operate a salvage business on Earth. Even when he does eventually get involved, he maintains a very lax desposition.
  • Odd Name Out: Unlike the other scientists who go by a codename (a title and letter), Howard just goes by Howard, perhap because unlike his cohorts Howard chose to not get involved with Operation Meteor.
  • Sixth Ranger: He was this to the team of Gundam Scientists, having been the sixth member of their group when constructing the Tallgeese. However he separated from them and struck out on his own while they went on to assist the Barton Foundation. Fittingly, while the scientists are all mechanical assistants and mentor figures to the five pilots, Howard takes on the role for the pilots' own Sixth Ranger Zechs for the middle of the series.

    The Maganac Corps 

The Maganac Corps

A team of Arab mercenaries, based out of Baghdad. They form a close-knit, familial group, bonding over their common origin as test-tube babies. They serve Quatre loyally, following their original meeting in AC 193 where the young man helped them escape the Alliance while putting himself at great personal risk. The overall commander is Rashid Kurama, along with sub-commanders Abdul, Ahmad, and Auda.

  • Ace Custom: All of them. Each Maganac is given free reign to customize his mobile suit however he sees fit, meaning that all 40 of their MS are unique and different.
  • An Axe to Grind: The primary melee weapon of the Maganac's is an axe. Beam sabers are occasionally depicted but the axe gets the most screentime.
  • Arm Cannon: Abdul's Maganac is sometimes depicted with one. Presumably, he swaps it out for a more conventional left arm.
  • The Cavalry: They're about the largest Mobile Suit faction on the side of the heroes. Oftentimes they appear to support Quatre en masse.
  • Cool Shades: Abdul, one of the younger members, wears a pair.
  • Designer Babies: According to Episode Zero, all of the members are test-tube babies.
  • A Father to His Men: Rashid
  • Gentle Giant: Rashid is a tall, muscular man, but most of his appearances have him expressing care and concern for his young boss Quatre.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: Rashid delivers one, in the time honored tradition of Gundam, to Quatre in Episode 0.
  • Large and in Charge: Their leader, Rashid, is at least a head taller than the rest of them and towers over Quatre, though he still follows Quatre.
  • Meaningful Name: According to Episode Zero, "Maganac" means family. It's based on one of the Tagalog words for family, "mag-anak".
  • Men of Sherwood: The Maganac's fulfill the very limited role of "heroic grunt suit" that crops up time and again in the Gundam shows. They're definitely one of the franchise's more effective examples.
  • The Mole: Yuda in Quatre's chapter of Episode Zero. If you missed the symbolism, his codename with the Alliance is "Iscariot".
  • Nice Hat: Fez!
  • Numerological Motif: There are 40 of them. And only 40.
  • Parental Substitute: Especially noticeable in the episode where the four main commanders chew Quatre out for going off on his own.
  • Rousing Speech: Rashid gives one when he addresses the Maganac and their town in episode 11.
  • Shoulder Cannon: A Maganac suit with an unknown pilot sports a pair of massive shoulder cannons. Ahmad's Endless Waltz redesign adds a pair to his Maganac.
  • Sunglasses at Night: Abdul continues to wear his shades in night scenes even when he's piloting.
  • Supporting Leader: While Quatre is nominally the leader and the commanders follow him, Rashid is the one who organizes the Maganacs, Oilfants, and the other resistance members. Even Quatre defers to him for advice.
  • Team Dad: Rashid is very fatherly towards Quatre.
  • Undying Loyalty: They are very loyal to Quatre.
  • Waistcoat of Style: They all have one, which might also be Bullet Proof Vests...
  • Weapon of Choice: Abdul's Maganac has an Arm Cannon, while Auda's has a Power Fist in the form of a giant Gundanium claw hand.

    Pagan 

Pagan

Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (JP), Ward Perry (EN)

The Darlian Butler. He works as Relena's servant and is privy to many of the secrets of the family.


  • Battle Butler: Downplayed. Pagan's age prevents him from engaging in any kind of fighting but per Noin's request he begins carrying a gun on him just in case he needs to protect Relena.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: He has very thick grey eyebrows that obscure his eyes.
  • The Jeeves: He's served both the Peacecraft and Darlian families. He treated Relena more like a granddaughter than anything else, and for her part she treated him the same way.
  • Parental Substitute: Like Noin he acts like a paternal figure in Relena's life, serving her whether as a Darlian or as a Peacecraft.
  • Undying Loyalty: He is loyal to both the Peacecraft and Darlian families.
  • Whatever Happened to the Mouse?: Pagan stopped appearing after Relena took off in space following her resignation as Romefeller Chairwoman/Queen of the World.

Other Major Characters

    Zechs 

Zechs Merquise/Crown Prince Milliardo Peacecraft

Voice Actors: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese), Brian Drummond (English), Rafael Quijado (Latin America)

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"My hands are too stained with blood. I'm completely unfit to head the Peacecraft monarchy. But I'm sure she would be able to head the country...as you'd intended."

Main mecha: Leo, Tallgeese, Wing Gundam Zero, Gundam Epyon, Tallgeese III

Zechs Merquise is a high-ranking OZ soldier and the main rival of Heero Yuy. He is known among OZ as the "Lightning Baron" (later the "Lightning Count"). His mask actually hides his secret past: he is actually Milliardo Peacecraft, Relena's older brother and King Peacecraft's son.


  • Ace Pilot: Being one of the few pilots to match the Gundam pilots and later master the Zero system, he counts. He begins the series as one of the Alliance's elite pilots.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Has Relena's interests at heart, but prefers to keep his distance.
  • Anti-Hero: Phases of this while he wasn't necessary on the same side as the as the Gundam pilots, he had the same goals as them.
  • Anti-Villain: In the final arc, he becomes the leader of the White Fang and plans of waging the final war to make humanity so disgusted by war that they'll finally stop fighting altogether.
  • The Atoner: In Endless Waltz, he seeks to atone for his crimes as both a member of OZ and leader of White Fang.
  • BFS: Besides Epyon's beam sword being wider and longer than a standard beam saber, since it's powered directly by Epyon's fusion reactor, it can be energized to even greater proportions capable of slashing into and singlehandedly destroying a large space fortress.
  • Bishounen: When he's unmasked, he's actually quite the looker.
  • Broken Ace: He's the Char Clone. What did you expect? He's innately skilled at many things, but damn does he have issues.
  • Colonel Badass: There's a reason he's Heero's rival. He's an incredibly skilled soldier and tactician.
  • Colony Drop: Tries to drop the space battleship Libra on Earth as part of his plan for Total Pacifism.
    Zechs: Libra will fall to Earth! It's the only way we'll achieve Total Pacifism!
  • Char Clone: Probably the most obvious Expy of Char Aznable ever, being a red-wearing masked blond Ace Pilot for the bad guys in a unique mask and is secretly the brother of the female lead who coincidentally gets wrapped up in everything, and being paired up with a very believable (albeit female) Garma clone. He even goes through a similar arc, starting as an enemy ace, becoming an ostensible (if at times clenched tooth) ally, to leading a new army to ruin the planet for the greater good. He is, however, overall a more positive portrayal than Char was. For one thing, Char backstabbed everybody he came across, whereas Zechs is devoted to his friends and the soldiers under him (Otto being a great example, as Zechs mourned his death). Char blamed others for his mistakes, whereas Zechs took responsibility (in fact, often too much). Lastly Char felt justified in doing a Colony Drop, in the case of Zechs, it was an accident and he risked his own life to stop it from happening.
  • Cool Shades: He wore Quattro Bajeena-like sunglasses in the Episode Zero manga (and gets them back again in Frozen Teardrop).
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Zechs wears a pair of white gloves as part of his ensemble and they naturally receive focus whenever he's piloting. When he discusses the blood on his hands he stares at them; clean and white as they've always been.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Switches sides at least six times over the course of the series. More justified at first as Oz becomes splintered, but later on it becomes obvious it's just a result of trying to cram Char's long and complex character-arc, comprising two TV series and a movie, into a single show.
  • Dark Is Evil: While Zechs ping-pongs between Light Is Good and Light Is Not Good, during his tenure as a major villain at the tail end of the series he piloted the Epyon Gundam, the darkest and most menacing looking of all of his major suits.
  • Decoy Getaway: Frozen Teardrop first says that Martian President Milliardo Peacecraft was assassinated by Trowa Phobos, but several chapters later reveals that "Milliardo" was Noin's older brother Dix-Neuf Noienheim, while the Milliardo we know and love has re-assumed the Zechs Merquise identity (before changing his name yet again to 'Cyrene Wind' and is currently in hiding with his daughter Naina.
  • Depending on the Artist: The Tallgeese is one of the few aversions in the series. Many of the Kunio Okawara designs recieved a redesign by Hajime Katoki for Endless Waltz and Glory of Losers, while the Tallgeese, being a Katoki design originally, only recieved a minor paint alteration. The EW design is basically the same as the TV design but with some of the black accents (notably the engines and torso) changed to white.
  • Discard and Draw: During a battle with OZ, he self-detonated his Tallgeese, and then Gundamjacked the Wing Zero before OZ got a chance to destroy it.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: There are a number of signs that Zechs isn't as evil as he first appears in spite of all the people he's killed to get ahead.
    • In episode 10, OZ manages to trap the Gundams and he engages Heero. When Lady Une orders their surrender or else she will open fire on the colonies, Zechs breaks off the fight and tells her to call it off; not wanting so many innocent people to die.
    • He also stops two hotheaded OZ jockeys from murdering soldiers who have surrendered.
  • Final Boss: When both sides in the Eve Wars decided to stand down, the finale boiled down to the duel between Heero and Zechs.
  • Fragile Speedster: The Tallgeese is one of the fastest mobiles suits around for the first half of the series, but as it was made out of titanium alloy like most Mecha-Mooks at the time, one well-placed shot will do a great amount of damage to it.
  • Glass Cannon: The Tallgeese is armed with a 'Dober rifle', one of the few weapons that could actually damage Gundaminum alloy early on in the show.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the final episode, when he destroyed Libra's main power generator in Heero's stead, despite the latter's pleas. He returned in Endless Waltz. The latter is foreshadowed by Noin:
    Noin: I know he's still alive out there.
  • Law of Chromatic Superiority: His Gundam Epyon, as well as his OZ uniform being red. Personally, he does seem to be associated with a more noble white, however.
  • Lightning Bruiser: The Epyon is as fast as Wing Zero and capable of cutting through entire enemy squads like a hot knife through butter, and, being armored in Gundanium, is incredibly durable.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: As part of his portrayal as a Char Clone, he has a similar mask to the OG example and at the start of the series it's used to raise an air of sinister mystery about him.
    • Zechs retains the mask during his heroic phase but ditches it when he joins White Fang and becomes a full-fledged villain. Zechs's arc follows Char's and when he emulates Char's CCA portrayal he goes maskless much like the original. The mask remains off when he pulls his final Heel–Face Turn and joins Preventer Wind.
    • Interestingly enough, the Tallgeese's visor and mouth-plate are also a mask. The Mobile Suit's real face is the same as a Leo's; a large flat optic.
  • Mask Power: One of the top aces in the Alliance and wears a silver helmet like mask for the first half of the series. He stops wearing it after it's broken during battle, and dons it again after his secret identity was discovered.
  • No Place for Me There:
    • He restores the Sanc Kingdom through warfare, but believes that he cannot stay there let alone rule in his father's stead because he has too much blood on his hands.
    • He also does this at the end of Endless Waltz, as he feels Relena's new, peaceful Earth has no place for an old soldier like him, with him going to Mars to help the terraforming.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the German sechs, meaning "six". Also, his real name, Milliardo, is Italian for "million". Zechs's name also has another meaning: he was only six years old when the Sanc Kingdom fell in AC 182.
  • One-Man Army: Most aptly demonstrated when he was sent on what was supposed to be a suicide run as punishment for treason. He manages to destroy all his foes and survive.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Inverted. At one point, Zechs disguises himself as Milliardo Peacecraft, ambassador of the Sanc Kingdom, but one of Lady Une's men instantly recognizes him as Zechs. In effect, he disguises himself as his true identity, but is recognized by his disguise identity.
  • Red Baron: is known by the nickname of The Lightning Count (previously "The Lightning Baron") do to his lightning fast skills as a pilot.
  • The Rival: And Worthy Opponent to Heero, their final fight is the climax of the series. Much earlier it's established when Zechs demands a rematch against Heero, even going so far to rebuild Heero's Gundam.
  • Whip It Good: The Gundam Epyon and the Tallgeese III both have a heat rod whip, combining whipping with super high temperatures to be incredibly deadly.
  • You Killed My Father: Zechs joins OZ to avenge the deaths of his family.

Organization of the Zodiac

    OZ in General 
A private military formed under the Romefeller Foundation. The Organization of the Zodiac, or OZ for short, labored under the Alliance as the Special Mobile Suit unit. OZ pilots, Specials as they were called, were a cut above the Alliance rank and file and when Romefeller made their move, OZ tore down the Alliance and killed any who opposed them. After the Alliance's destruction, OZ fractures as Treize and Romefeller begin having disagreements.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The O in OZ stands for Organization, but the group is often called the OZ Organization.
  • Elite Mooks:
    • The Special Mobile Suit unit was this to the Alliance. The Specials had a better all around performance in combat than the standard Alliance troops. This was best shown when OZ rebelled and their caliber of soldiers outperformed the Alliance's military.
    • Within the faction itself, the Taurus Mobile Suits marked a major advance in Mobile Suit development. Taurus suits were much faster and better armed than the Leo and Aries suits, and they were built to perform in both space and on Earth. The Taurus suits also marked the implementation of the Mobile Doll program and the automated Taurus's proved to be an especially deadly foe.
  • Enemy Civil War: They helped promote one within the Alliance but soon fell to one themselves. When Treize was stripped of his rank, many OZ soldiers left the organization and formed the Treize Faction in opposition while the rest stayed on as part of the Romefeller Foundation. A number of personnel would later leave to join White Fang.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After suffering a costly defeat at Luxembourg wherein their headquarters was destroyed, a number of pilots of the Treize Faction of OZ defect to the Sanc Kingdom to work under their old commander Noin. Treize gifting the Epyon to Heero, who was fighting for the Sanc Kingdom, was seen as giving his blessing, and those soldiers followed suit.
  • Private Military Contractors: To Romefeller's N.G.O. Superpower. OZ soldiers are specially trained and commissioned to the Alliance, even training Alliance soldiers to operate Mobile Suits. When Romefeller enacts their coup, the Specials turn on the standard Alliance soldiers and defeat them easily.

    Treize 

Treize Khushrenada

Voice Actors: Ryotaro Okiayu (JP), David Kaye (EN), Luis Tenorio (Latin America)

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"I believe that true beauty and nobility comes only in battles with others, and human life should be given the utmost respect. I truly love and respect every person who have died in battle. I don’t believe an absolute and crushing victory is what we humans need. I believe that the fight itself and the attitude of warriors are what we need."

Main mecha: Tallgeese II

The charismatic leader of OZ and Zechs's best friend. He believes in the idea of war and conflict as noble, and thus welcomes the Gundams and their pilots as a challenge (apparently even hiding their existence from the Alliance in order to ensure they weren't stopped). He ends up splitting with the Romefeller Foundation when they introduce the Mobile Doll, believing that removing the human factor from war is a terrible idea.

During his imprisonment, Treize created the Gundam Epyon, and during the final arc, he would pilot the Tallgeese II.


  • The Ace: Treize is ridiculous gifted in every pursuit he partakes in. Whether it's political maneuvering, marksmanship, swordplay, piloting, or even mobile suit engineering, Treize excels to a degree surpassing everyone else in the series. He even states at one point his desire to 'taste failure someday', implying that he has never failed at anything he has ever attempted to do.
  • Ace Custom: Tallgeese II, which is little more than the original Tallgeese with a new head, a blue and gold color scheme and a more powerful dober gun.
  • Ace Pilot: He's the only pilot besides Zechs to equal a Gundam pilot in combat.
  • Affably Evil: Polite, noble, well-mannered even (especially) to those who are aligned against him, which for most of the series is the main cast. It's all entirely genuine, much to Wufei's surprise. It contrasts how he is incredibly cutthroat and willing to commit despicable acts in order to accomplish his goals.
  • Anti-Villain: He's generally aligned against the heroes, but his ultimate goal is in fact world peace, no matter what atrocities he has to commit to attain it.
  • The Bad Guy Wins: It's easy to forget, but Treize ultimately got everything he wanted. He wanted to remove several organizations from power, gain power over Earth's forces, start a grand glorious war and die on his own terms, knowing that the coming peaceful age wouldn't suit his tastes. He succeeded on all accounts.
  • Badass Bookworm: He designed the Epyon, which proved to be the Wing Zero's equal many times. He's cunning, clever, and a dangerous force both inside and out of a mobile suit.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Opposite Dermail, Quinze, and Zechs. He's probably the closest thing the series has to an overall villain though. Despite probably being the nicest of the antagonists.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: A trait he shares with his niece, Dorothy. His are smaller, but he also has long, forked eyebrows that extend past his head.
  • Blood Knight: He thinks there is something inherently noble and exhilarating about fair combat.
  • Born in the Wrong Century: Treize is an anachronism. Worse still, he seems to be aware of it. Hence why he chooses to die rather than live in the world of peace he has created.
  • Broken Ace:: He's got all the ability of The Ace and the personality of a Type A Stepford Smiler.
  • The Chessmaster: The entire series is more or less a massive string of gambits by Treize to rise to power and have the war to end all wars. And he succeeds.
  • Colonel Badass: He begins the series at the rank of Colonel and he sees more action than his superiors. Treize eventually moves to the frontline when he gets a Tallgeese.
  • Combat Aestheticist: At one point Trieze betrays his benefactors (even when their forces on the verge of winning) simply because they want to use computer-controlled Mobile Suits in place of human pilots, which Treize believes ruins the beauty of warfare and turns it into a "game" played by anyone rich enough to afford their own army, with the innocents caught in the middle, suffering.
  • The Dead Have Names: When Wufei confronts him, he reveals that he not only knows exactly how many people ON BOTH SIDES have died in the war, but made a point to know each and every single one's name. During this reveal, he asks Une for that day's fatality count, and asks her to give him their names later.
  • Death Seeker: He works for a world without war, but he lives for war. His solution? Be killed in the last war.
  • Disappeared Dad: To Mariemaia, assuming she really is his daughter. He never sees her, acknowledges her, or even seems to be aware of her existence.
  • Double Think: One one hand he believes war is glorious, on the other he mourns those who die in it and their deaths weigh on him heavily.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Treize is the only high-ranking OZ officer opposed to the use of Romefeller's Mobile Doll system.
  • A Father to His Men:
    • As much as anyone else in the series—aside from thanking those under his command (to Une's displeasure), Treize can recall the precise number, to the digit, of OZ and enemy officers and soldiers killed in pursuit of his goals, to everyone else's surprise.
    • In one of the show's most brilliant moments, he challenges Chief Engineer Tubarov and his Mobile Dolls to a showdown—and then orders the OZ soldiers in the command center to assassinate Tubarov. Every single soldier in the room pulls a gun and makes ready to shoot him, without hesitation.
    • This shows up in the first episode; when the Alliance leadership discusses Zechs's encounter with the Wing Gundam, Treize rebukes General Septem for being more bothered by three lost mobile suits than the deaths of two pilots.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Is averted in the series, where Une jumps in the way of his, though he still dies later by similiar means.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Wants both to prove the nobility of the soldier's spirit while creating a conflict that will force both the Earth and the Space Colonies to stop fighting each other and embrace true peace as equals.
  • Hollywood Atheist: He blasphemously claims that he wants to create a ruling system more powerful than God with himself at the helm in a speech to OZ supporters, but later says to himself that God is a fictional being invented by humans.
  • Honor Before Reason: Befitting his Ubermensch nature, Treize refuses to compromise his own self-defined values even when it would be in his own best interest to do so. This sometimes sets him back in the short term, but ultimately never defeats him.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Of the icy variety. Belies his cold calculating nature.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: While likely a coincidence, he does bear a resemblance to David Kaye, his English voice actor.
  • Let's Fight Like Gentlemen: A big believer in old-school honor and chivalry in combat, despite being a mean chess player. This is the reason the Epyon Gundam was built without any long-range weapons.
  • Love Epiphany: Realises he actually cares about Une right after she's shot and almost killed.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He controls several people like puppets, both at a personal level and at a grand scale.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: By Gundam Wing standards of fashion, absolutely. He has an aristocratic air about him that stands out even compared to other nobles.
  • Master Swordsman: Wufei challenges Treize to a sword duel in the first encounter between the two, and Treize defeats Wufei without breaking a sweat.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the French word for "thirteen". Also a Meaningful Name justified in canon: "13" was the number of the runway where his mother Angelina last saw her first husband (and Treize's father) Ein, when she was kidnapped by family.
  • Officer and a Gentleman: Probably the most outstanding example in the whole franchise, which is populated heavily by immoral military leaders (when they're effective at all), Treize lives the part: he abides by a strict code of conduct, woos the ladies (for no apparent reason besides being charming, with one notable exception), strongly opposes civilian casualties, is cultured as hell and holds those under his command to the same standard.
  • Overarching Villain: Actually ends up falling into this over time. While he's extremely important at the start of the series, with it appearing as if he'll be the Big Bad throughout, he ends up growing disgusted with OZ once they begin creating Mobile Dolls. With the growing presence of the Romefeller Foundation in the series Treize ends up stepping down from his position and the role of the series main villain is taken up by Duke Dermail. This is before the series even reaches the halfway point. He then spends 20 episodes or so operating behind the scenes, only showing up in his shadowy manor to voice his thoughts about the current events, while OZ splits in two, with a Treize Faction forming. He finally returns to power in Episode 41, with less than ten episodes left in the series, to take up the position of the primary villain located on Earth and serving as a counterpart to Quinze. In this way he ends up outliving those who got in his way early on and manages to take a shot at bringing about the war between humans that he so desperately desires.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Rose. Scented. Bubble. Baths. He also enjoys opera music.
  • Something About a Rose: In addition to his rose-scented bubble baths, the man is often seen posing with a single rose.
  • The Stoic: Treize always has a guarded calmness about him and remains levelheaded in most situations. He's still able to emote, expressing concern, pride, and affection but seldom to great extents.
  • Suicide by Cop: Allows Wufei to kill him in the final battle as he saw himself no longer necessary for the coming era of peace.
  • Sword Fight: Challenges Wufei to a sword fight early in the series, setting up their rivalry for the climax.
  • Taking the Bullet: In Heero's issue Episode Zero, a younger Treize throws his Leo in front of a bazooka shot meant for Noin. He is hospitalized and it's there he met Leia Barton.
  • 13 Is Unlucky: He's named after the French word for thirteen, he's a major villain, and the only member of the main cast to die. Pretty unlucky.
  • Übermensch: Fits the trope to a tee, being a completely self-defined man who lives by his own personal code regardless of how it affects his standard within the UESA or the Romefeller Foundation, and for bonus points he also often examines the concept of God and its influence on society in true Nietzchean fashion. Ironically, he considers himself a 'loser' and seems to believe that the Gundam pilots are the real Ubermensches.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Everyone else is his. No exceptions. You, reading this page right now? All According to Plan.
  • War Is Glorious: Expresses this belief; whether he believes it is up in the air. He's clearly offended by the idea of Mobile Dolls turning war into a game without consequences for the side that uses them.
  • The War to End All Wars: His goal is to trigger this, making humanity suffer through a war so cataclysmic that it ushers in a never-ending peace.
  • Warrior Therapist: Treize's keen insight is just as deadly as his overwhelming martial skill. Both Heero and Wufei come away much less sure of themselves after their encounters with him, and in Wufei's case much of the entire rest of his life is defined largely by his relatively briefly encounters with Treize and the effect they had on him.
  • Wicked Cultured: A sinister character who is described as an aristocrat and video-chats with Zechs while he's at the opera, practicing his marksmanship...taking a bath....
  • Worthy Opponent: To Wufei, but also applies to the rest of the Gundam pilots as well. He spares Wufei after their sword duel early on because he considers him worthy of his interest. He allows himself to die by Wufei's hand near the end.
  • Younger Than They Look: His appearance would suggest he's likely in his mid-thirties, and certainly no older than forty. However, official sources have suggested he's actually twenty-four.

    Lady Une 

Lady Une

Voice Actors: Sayuri Yamauchi (Japanese), Enuka Okuma (English), Belinda García (Latin America)

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To see her Saint Une persona, click here 

Treize's fiercely loyal second-in-command, Lady Une is a stern, uncompromising woman who even other members of OZ refer to as "Iron Une". When these actions cause her to almost set off some ICBMs in order to destroy the Gundams, Treize encourages her to act more gracefully, which results in her developing a Split Personality, who is soft-spoken, sweet-natured, and a peace advocate. This ends up creating a personality conflict when "Saint" is confronted with "Iron"'s actions. At the end of the series she resolves the conflict and comes out of with the best of both sides, being compassionate but also badass.


  • Aborted Arc: Apparently at one point she was slated to get her own Mid-Season Upgrade, the anti-MD Gundam Aquarius. This doesn't happen in the series and Aquarius goes unused, but in various video games she gets it.
  • Adaptational Badass: In the Super Famicom game Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Duel she pilots the Vayeate, a better MS than any she gets to use in canon.
  • Armor-Piercing Slap: As Colonel Une, this is her favorite way of bringing uppity subordinates into line. Used on Noin, most famously.
  • The Baroness: In her militaristic personality, she's harsh and stern and prone to talking down to those below her.
  • Berserk Button: Don't tell her she doesn't understand Treize's ideals. Noin got slapped for that reason. Subverted though as Noin got the last word when Treize called off the mass bombing of the colonies.
  • Bishie Sparkle: In episode 19 as "Saint Une" she gets a sparking effect as she leaves a shuttle to really hit home how different her personality is with her hair down.
  • Colonel Badass: She holds the military rank of colonel within OZ and more than earned it.
  • Dark Action Girl: Though Une usually plans and executes orders from the command center there're a number of moments where she personally enters combat either in a Mobile Suit or on her own. While her fighting skill isn't that much better than an OZ grunt she makes up for it in cunning and tenacity.
  • The Dragon: To Treize during the early episodes when he's portrayed purely as a villain. As he develops into more of an Anti-Villain she develops into a Number Two. Whatever role Treize is playing, Une is always his faithful right-hand woman.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Subverted; her first name might actually be "Lady" (as seen when a colony representative calls her "Miss Lady").
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: An unusual female version. When Lady Une puts on the glasses, it means that the ruthless "Iron Une" is in command.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She scores a headshot on a man from over 1000 ft away (and increasing, both ways) with nothing but a standard sidearm.
  • Ironic Name: Her name means "one." She has a split personality. Her number is 11. Two 1s.
  • Iron Lady: She's Treize's second-in-command and is better at her job than most male officers.
  • Karma Houdini: Committs numerous crimes for the sake of Treize's ambition such as assassinating Relena's foster father and even threatens to blow up the colonies and everyone on them to force the Gundam pilots to surrender. Not only is she never punished but actually obtains a position of authority in Endless Waltz. She does offer her gun to Relena if the latter wants her revenge for killing her father. Relena declines the offer.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • In episode 10, when she threatened to shoot down the colonies unless the Gundam pilots surrender, forcing Heero to Take a Third Option.
    • She punts the pup twice in a row, when Noin objects openly to the slaughter of civilians and she slaps her as a reply.
  • Letting Her Hair Down: Her transition into Saint Une. She loses the glasses and undoes her tight hairbuns and becomes a much gentler, kinder person.
  • The Mentally Disturbed: She's the classic Sybil-inspired split personality sufferer, but not only does her condition develop through fairly silly circumstances (Treize gently criticizes her), she cures it in an equally silly manner (no medication or therapy necessary, just good old Heroic Willpower!)
  • Numerical Theme Naming: From the French word for "one".
  • Parental Substitute: In Endless Waltz she becomes this for Mariemaia.
  • Proper Lady: As Saint Une, she's kind, caring, and nurturing almost to a fault.
  • Psycho Supporter: As Lady Une, again. She'll do anything for Treize, even brutal acts that he wouldn't even dream of doing.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: This ultimately becomes her core personality, with the brutal 'Colonel Une' and graceful 'Saint Une' merging into a single self combining the best of both personalities.
  • Split Personality: As Lady Une, she's ruthless and efficient. As Saint Une, she's a sweet young lady. At the end, she reconciles both of her personalities and keeps the best of them.
  • Subordinate Excuse: All her evil deeds (and later her good ones) are motivated by her borderline Mad Love for Treize.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: Lady Une felt this way when her men authorized two airplanes to land on her ship, while they fail to realize they were piloted by Gundam pilots. Then, she gave the orders to throw the Heavyarms in the sea and take it out with the Cancer MS. When that failed, her officers told her that the Heavyrams was still attacking. An exasperated Lady Une order them not to report all of the enemy's moves and to just follow her orders.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Lady and Saint Une can be seen as the two in one body.
  • Younger Than They Look: From her voice, rank, face, and bearing, she appears to be at least thirty. But official sources set her in-series age at nineteen.

    Walker 

Oswald Walker

Voice actors: Daiki Nakamura (Japanese)

  • A Good Way to Die: Not exactly happy about being killed about Sandrock, but by his own words, he wanted to see what his mobile suit could do...
  • Badass Bookworm: One of OZ's numerous warrior-engineering types. In The Glory of Losers, he's presented as one of Epyon's designers when Treize first first reviews the design.
  • Battle Butler: Another in Zechs's retinue.
  • I'm Dying, Please Take My MacGuffin: Finds, and recommends, the Tallgeese mobile suit to Zechs right before dying in battle (arguably his quintessential machine for the series).

    Otto 

Otto Richter

Voice actors: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese), Rodolfo Cuevas (Latin America)

"Long live...KING ZECHS!"

Zechs's right-hand man, Otto Richter was the test pilot of the Tallgeese before Zechs piloted it himself. He was one of three people who knew Zechs's true identity as Prince Milliardo Peacecraft, hinting that he may have been from the Sanc Kingdom.

  • Battle Butler: To Zechs.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Had suffered serious internal injuries via Tallgeese piloting, but did it again to help Zechs in his quest. "LONG LIFE TO KING ZECHS", indeed.
  • Mauve Shirt: The most recurring of Zechs's soldiers during the first fifth of the series. Otto's status as the Tallgeese's test pilot gave him more significance and character than many other OZ rank and file.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Otto is Italian for "eight".
  • Secret-Keeper: Knew Zechs's true identity.
  • Team Killer: When he blasts out in the Tallgeese for his final mission he destroys a team of Aries in his way, not wanting to alter course lest the change in momentum kill him.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Zechs,AND HOW!

    Alex and Mueller 

Alex and Mueller

Alex Voiced by: Keiichi Nanba (JP)

Mueller Voiced by: Takeshi Kusao (JP)

Main mecha: Aries (Mueller), Cancer (Alex)
Members of the Number 33 Independent Troops of Northeast Africa, Somalia front. Alex and Mueller hunted down and executed various Alliance soldiers during OZ's take over. Known for their brutality, they would often lead massacres of enemy soldiers.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: They have nothing but respect for Noin, who trained them. Unfortunately they see the execution of surrendering foes to be perfectly in line with her teachings and further they feel Zechs is making her go soft.
  • Alternate Universe: In the 2010s era manga Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers they don't encounter Zechs in Somalia and thus live much further into the story.
  • Blood Knight: They love to fight but even more than that they love the thrill of the kill.
  • Elite Mook: They both pilot standard Mook MS and while their skills might surpass the common grunt, they're still no match for Zechs.
  • Evil Duo: Alex is the brains of the Duo and Mueller is the brawn.
  • Foreshadowing: When they first discuss Zechs, they express contempt for him being a 'killer of his own men'. And indeed, Zechs kills them both.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Their most distinctive feature is a pair of high tech glasses that they wear that connect to their ear-pieces via wires.
  • Hot-Blooded: Mueller is often angry and quick to violence; Alex has to reign him in.
  • Jerkass: Smug, contemptuous, and difficult to work with. They condescend to Zechs when they ask him to join in on their attack and then use him to draw the enemy's fire.
  • Knight Templar: They embody many of the worst aspects of OZ's rank and file. They not only enjoy killing but they do so fully believing that it is the goal of OZ to rule and to exterminate the weaker elements.
  • Monster of the Week: The central villains of Episode 13 "Catherine's Tears." Oddly enough their conflict with Zechs comprises most of that episode even though the focus is supposed to be Catherine and Trowa's falling out.
  • Red Baron: Alex is known as the 'Red Cancer' (even though all Cancers are red) while Mueller's callsign is the 'Blue Angel'.

    Nichol 

Lieutenant Nichol

Voice actors: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese)

  • Battle Butler: To Lady Une.
  • The Bus Came Back: Lady Une has him arrested mid-series. He returns in episode 42, having ordered the evacution from the Bulge, OZ's last space fortress.
  • The Watson: When Lady Une needs to exposit OZ's plans or her own goals Nichol is usually on hand as someone to talk to.

    Trant 

Trant Clark

Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (JP), David Mackay (EN)

Main mecha: Wing Gundam Zero

An "Insignificant technical officer" in OZ who works under Tsubarov. He takes an interest in the Wing Zero and its unique interface and believes it to be the next step in Mobile Suit piloting, surpassing the Mobile Dolls.


  • Ambition Is Evil: Bluntly states to Duo that understanding the Wing Zero will allow him to rise from his minor position in OZ and he'll punch a hole in a space colony and endanger as many lives as necessary to achieve that.
    "What the new OZ needs is a completely new system. I'll do whatever is required to make that happen."
  • Laughing Mad: He loses his mind to the Wing Zero's system and starts laughing maniacally as he kills OZ soldiers left and right.
  • Long-Lost Relative: In Frozen Teardrop, it's revealed that he's Heero's Evil Uncle.
  • Monster of the Week: He debuts as a minor OZ soldier but comes back later to be the central antagonist for episode 32.
  • Sanity Slippage: Trant debuts as a fairly stable individual curious about the ZERO system and its potential as a weapon. Prolonged use of the system on himself causes his mind to degrade and he becoes addicted to the power it brings, his ambitions becoming secondary to the thrill of combat and the destruction the Wing Zero brings.
  • Unknown Rival: He seeks to master the ZERO system in order to produce a new line of Mobile Suits to usurp Tsubarov's Mobile Dolls. Though Tsubarov himself sees Trant as a low-ranking techie at best and more of a chaotic danger at worst rather than a significant threat to his position in Romefeller.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He forced Duo, who's only a teenager, into the cockpit of Wing Zero. The poor boy is understandably shaken and traumatized after a few minutes with the ZERO System.

    Broden 

Captain Broden

"War brought humans progress. War pushed us this far. And we will continue to progress with war."

Main mecha: OZ-06MS Leo (Space Type)


An idealistic OZ officer who only appears in the manga side-story "Battlefield of Pacifists". Seeking the mysterious resource satellite code-named 'Vulkanus', he teams up with Wufei, revealing that he wants to use the asteroid as a catalyst for human advancement.
  • Anti-Villain: He wants to see the threat of war return to the Earth Sphere, but his goals aren't malevolent at all.
  • Badass Normal: He's a good enough pilot to successfully take on Virgos in nothing but a space-type Leo, echoing Treize's similar use of a standard issue Leo on Earth.
  • Composite Character: He combines the spacefaring outsider character archetype usually played by Gundam villains (most infamously Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Big Bad Paptimus Scirocco) with Treize's Officer and a Gentleman grace and high-minded ambition.
  • Death by Irony: His own trusting nature is what ultimately does him in.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: Played with, as he instantly trusts Wufei and remains convinced the pilot isn't a traitor even after very strong evidence surfaces that a traitor is in his ranks. Unfortunately his judge of character isn't excellent enough to see that the real traitor is his second-in-command Klementz.
  • Famous Last Words: Wufei... How far... will humanity go?
  • Foil: To Treize, as both men desire to propagate war For the Greater Good but while Treize's ultimate goal was peace on Earth, Broden wants to use the threat of war to galvanize mankind to travel deeper into space.
  • Inspirational Martyr: Sort of, as Broden's death is revealed to be the reason why Wufei joined up with the Mariemaia Army — he wanted to use them as Broden's 'threat' in place of Vulkanus.
  • Interplanetary Voyage: He's traveled as far out into the solar system as any man in the Wing universe ever has. When discussing his plans for Vulkanus with Wufei, he considers relocating the asteroid to Mars or Venus.
  • The Remnant: He leads a splinter faction of OZ soldiers who continue to use their ranks even after that organization's dissolution.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Plays chess with Wufei while explaining his intentions for Vulkanus to him.
  • Übermensch: Like Treize he has his own notions of justice that he steadfastly holds to, and while he disparages his goals as 'selfish' Wufei disagrees.
  • Visionary Villain: His ultimate plan is to use the threat of Vulkanus (an autonomous MD factory) to provoke mankind with a Conflict Killer threat that will drive them to travel into deep space to destroy it.

    Valdor 

Valdor Farkill

Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Uncredited (EN)

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You dare point a gun at me? I take it you have a death wish, boy.

Main mecha: OZ-15AGX Hydra Gundam


The Big Bad of the side-story G-UNIT (titled 'The Last Outpost' in the West). A fearsome Blood Knight dubbed "The Dark General of Destruction", he is famous within OZ for being the only pilot with a killcount surpassing that of Zechs Merquise. The Romefeller Foundation sends him to the deep space resource satellite MO-V to handle the situation there.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: He deeply respects Treize and sees him as the only man worthy of being his rival. If Treize didn't feel differently already, he would after hearing what Valdor got up to at MO-V.
  • Ace Custom: He used a customized Leo before getting the Hydra Gundam.
  • Ace Pilot: On a level comparable to Zechs, although Odin Burnett eventually gets the better of him.
  • All Your Powers Combined: His Hydra Gundam incorporates weapons and systems from all the protagonist Gundams, having a high mobility transformation like the Wing Gundam, a Super Mode like Wing Zero, a stealth-jammer system like Deathscythe, built-in firearms like Heavyarms, a multipurpose shield like Sandrock, and extendable claw weapons like those of Shenlong and Altron.
  • Bigger Stick: The Hydra Gundam he pilots is generally considered to be more powerful than any other MS in Wing, having been developed for the express purpose of hunting down the five Operation Meteor Gundams.
  • Blood Knight: To a degree surpassing every other Blood Knight in Wing combined. All he cares about is battle.
  • Composite Character: Like Broden above, he's another Treize composite, combing Khushrenada's Wicked Cultured tastes and wardrobe with Yazan Gable's Blood Knight attitude and Lack of Empathy. The only quality he has that's original to him is the red hair.
  • Cool Ship: Commands the Grand Chario/Shario flagship, notable for being pretty much the only battleship in Wing that can do more than just be a target.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Hearing the news of Treize's death shocks Valdor to the core, so much so that G-UNIT hero Odin Bernett is able to press his advantage and quickly kill him before he can recover.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: For western audiences, as he first debuted as a character in the Gundam Battle Assault games which were both released well before G-UNIT was translated and localized.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He hates traitors with a passion and took in the Armonia sisters, though given that he also weaponized them both as pilots the latter's a dodgier case at best.
  • Evil Redhead: Between his flowing mane of red hair and sharp, angular facial features, you'd be forgiven for thinking him to be a vampire.
  • Eviler Than Thou: Up to the point of his arrival, the villains of G-UNIT were a Quirky Miniboss Squad that the heroes had little trouble with. He quickly puts them in their place.
  • For the Evulz: Unlike Treize and Broden, Farkill has no social agenda driving his villainy. He just likes killing people and war gives him the excuse to do it lawfully.
  • For Want of a Nail: If not for the situation on MO-V, the G-boys would have had to contend with this bastard.
  • Kick the Dog: He makes his debut by shooting down a shuttle of civilian evacuees and then executing one of the guys on his own side who dares to object. He kicks more dogs as the story goes on.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Whether Valdor or Valder, his last name's always Farkill, and it means exactly what you think it does.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The dub varies between 'Valdor' in the GBA games and 'Valder' in the G-UNIT translation.
  • Unknown Rival: His ultimate goal is to duel with and defeat Treize, but we're never given any indication that Treize even knows this guy exists. He's also this in a way to the G-boys themselves, as his Hydra Gundam was developed to defeat them and presumably that's what his mission would have been if he hadn't been summoned to MO-V.
  • Viler New Villain: He shares the aesthetics of Zechs and Treize but in terms of his personality he's much more like Yazan Gable and other like-minded Gundam monsters.
  • Wicked Cultured: His uncredited VA in GBA2 does a good job of portraying this aspect of them with the single line he's given.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Has no hesitation at all about attempting to kill a 15 year old boy.

Romefeller Foundation

    Romefeller in General 

A powerful organization behind much of the conflict in the series. Romefeller extends its reach across the globe and into space, supporting the Alliance and financing OZ. Through a series of wars, Romefeller seeks to gain total control over both Earth and the Space Colonies


  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Romefeller's an aristocratic organization who's high ranking members come from old money and distinguished families. The wars they finance are to ensure their continued power.
    • Deconstructed, up to a point, with Relena's rise in the organization. While the members are certainly loyal to their own interests and ambitions, they're less loyal to Duke Dermail's ideology than he believes they are.
  • Enemy Civil War: Romefeller instigates several using OZ and the Alliance. Though as the Sanc Kingdom comes into power, Duke Dermail fears this will happen to the organization as a number of Romefeller members become sympathetic to the Sanc Kingdom's pacifist ideology.
  • N.G.O. Superpower: Romefeller's influence is so great that they're basically the government by mid-series. They've financed numerous factions and wars to extend their power.

    Duke Dermail 

Duke Dermail

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The leader of the Romefeller Foundation, Duke Dermail seeks to control the United Earth Sphere Alliance for himself. He is The Man Behind the Man to OZ and Treize Khushreneda.


  • All There in the Manual: Surprisingly 'Dermail' is his first name; his last is the same as that of his granddaughter.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The stereotypical mustache-twirling elitist who believes that the rest of humanity is just a resource to spend on War for Fun and Profit.
  • Beard of Evil: Like Jamitov before him, Duke Dermail's aristocratic evil comes packaged with a neatly-trimmed goatee.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: As the leader of Romefeller he's the one behind OZ and after the Alliance is overthrown he becomes one of the most powerful men in the world. However, even though he's the guy in charge, it's ultimately Treize who made him such a threat by using Romefeller's resources and when Treize falls from grace it's Tubarov who takes a major antagonistic role while Duke Dermail falls into the background. Dermail is ultimately outclassed by Treize and never manages to be much more than a figurehead of the organization that the Gundam pilots seek to defeat. For bonus points he's even killed off without the main characters ever even confronting him.
  • Death by Irony: Is killed by the very mobile doll system he approved of. Further heightening the irony, his granddaughter pronounces his death as that of a 'brave soldier' when in fact he turns and cowers from the shots that end his life.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Provides the main threat for most of the series but gradually gets pushed to the side and killed off to make room for the bigger threats later in the series.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's a grandfather and one of the series's oldest antagonists who fights tooth and nail to hold onto the power his organization spent decades cultivating.
  • Evil vs. Evil: He and Treize disagree over the Mobile Doll system with Dermail seeing Treize's objections to the removal of the human element in warfare as a sign of weakness.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Good may be a stretch but he badly underestimates both Treize's convictions and the convictions of the men who believe in Treize. In a straighter case, he also horribly misjudges Relena, taking her as a weak idealist he can use as a figurehead and never imagining that she could turn the tables on him.
  • Expy: Of Jamitov Hymen from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, who set the standard Dermail follows of an elderly Man Behind the Man of an antagonistic State Sec faction who is using War for Fun and Profit but is ultimately outmanuevered politically by more competent players before being unceremoniously killed off to set the stage for the final battle.
  • Freudian Excuse: The Frozen Teardrop manga reveals that the loss of his son (and Dorothy's father) Chilias in the last war may have influenced his hardline attitude. That said, simple lust for power and profit clearly played large parts as well.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Within two episodes of basically forcing Relena to become Queen of the World in order to serve his own goals he finds that she has more support within the Romefeller Organization than he does and he is unceremoniously killed shortly after he heads into space to try to amass power there.
  • Humiliation Conga: As a result of Relena's Reassignment Backfire, he lost almost all support from Romefeller, which ultimately resulted in...
  • Karmic Death: His death is brought about completely through his own actions.
  • The Man Behind the Man: To OZ.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates the Alliance and pushes them towards a more harsher militarization and plays the political game to put more and more pressure on the neutral Sanc Kingdom to either submit or be maneuvered into a position that can justify an invasion.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: Giving Relena control of Romefeller and pissing off Treize pretty much spell the end of his regime.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: For all of his talk about the glory of war, Duke Dermail is a politician and never enters into combat in any capacity. Even Tubarov directs the Mobile Dolls from the military base and gets his hands dirty when he has to while Dermail mostly directs resources and handles the politics of the Foundation.
  • Smug Snake: He's an egotist with grand plans, but he's not as clever as he thinks he is. This is best examplified when he tries to make Relena into a powerless figurehead and she becomes an actual leader.
  • The Social Darwinist: As you'd expect from someone descended from old money aristocracy, Duke Dermail sees the Romefeller Foundation as the only ones fit to rule the world due to the pedigree of their members.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When his plan to consolidate global power via Relena's crowning backfire; Dermail becomes much more visibly angry and desperate. When in a board meeting he loses his composure and though he regains it, Weridge and the rest of his opposition can tell he's lost the advantage.
  • War for Fun and Profit: This is his Romefeller Foundation's philosophy summed up with a single trope.
  • War Is Glorious: Subverted. Unlike Treize who undestands the meaning and value of those who fight, Duke Dermail is concerned only for his own benefit and values only victory.
  • Wicked Cultured: He's an aristocrat with high class tastes. He grows his own special tea leaves in his garden for the blend he serves to Relena when meeting her.

    Dorothy 

Dorothy Catalonia

Voice Actors: Naoko Matsui (Japanese), Cathy Weseluck (English), Angélica Díaz (Latin America)

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"Hurry up and start a war!"


The granddaughter of Romefeller Chairman Duke Dermail, Dorothy Catalonia is the polar opposite of Relena; while Relena follows her family's philosophy of total pacifism, Dorothy fully embraces war. She first appears when Relena revives the Sanc Kingdom, being sent by Romefeller to spy on the young princess, and quickly steps into the big game.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Has rather flirtatious interactions with Heero, Quatre, Zechs...and Relena.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Dorothy's trademark forked and long eyebrows.
  • Blood Knight: At first is portrayed as a straight case of this. Later Character Development reveals her position is more nuanced, taking its cues from her cousin Treize's 'war uplifts mankind' philosophy.
  • Broken Bird: She was deeply affected by the death of her father Chilias in the last war.
  • Childhood Marriage Promise: To her cousin Treize. Nothing comes of it.
  • Cool Mask: Wears a combo helmet and mask when controlling the mobile dolls and duelling Quatre.
  • Dark Action Girl: More of The Strategist, but she still can handle herself very well with a rapier. Later she uses the ZERO system to augment her abilities during her last duel with Quatre.
  • Death Seeker: Expresses a desire to have Quatre kill her during their Sword Fight.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She becomes more sympathetic to the Gundam pilots and Relena as time goes on.
  • Depraved Bisexual: Possibly. See "Ambiguously Bi".
  • Expy: From appearance to her last name, she seems based somewhat on Katejina Loos. She's much saner and in the end more moral than Katejina.
  • Femme Fatale: Makes subtle passes at Heero, Zechs, and Relena.
  • Foil: To Relena and later, Quatre.
  • Gold Makes Everything Shiny: Has a particular fondness for the color gold, as all her personal transports feature an ostentatious gold finish.
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Endless Waltz.
  • Iron Lady: As an adult.
  • Lady of War: She manages to keep her cool at least partially even when her grandfather is horribly killed in front of her; not only that, she almost immediately makes a Rousing Speech after that.
  • Master Swordsman: In her fencing match with Heero, Dorothy manages to graze his upper arm and give him a superficial wound. Note that Heero is a trained soldier who is just as capable with archaic weapons as he is with firearms; his fencing match with Relena's classmate in episode 2 is a noteworthy testament to his swordsmanship.
  • Mecha-Mooks: Controls the Mobile Dolls for Zechs.
  • The Mole: She was sent to the Sanc Kingdom to spy on Relena on behalf of Romefeller, while posing as one of her students. Of course, everyone with half a brain knew she was a spy to begin with, what with her being Duke Dermail's granddaughter. Then there's the question as to whether she was really working for Zechs or if she was Treize's spy...
  • Nerves of Steel: At the Sanc Kingdom, she engaged in a fencing match with Heero, while, at the same time, she tells a story about two people with the same name hoping to bring peace. At the end of the story, Heero drives his saber through Dorothy's face mask, barely missing her. She doesn't even flinch.
  • Our Presidents Are Different: The 2010 sequel novel Frozen Teardrop has her as President of the ESUN. Time will tell exactly which kind of President she is.
    • Her nickname is the "Neo Titanium Lady", which suggests her to be an Iron Lady of some type. Neo-Titanium was also a nickname for Gundam Alloy in the original series, so this could be a subtle reference to her connection with the gundams...could be...
  • Psychotic Smirk: She's got a great one.
  • Rich Bitch: With her own huge gold limousine, cargo transporter and spaceship.
  • Robot Master: Plays this role to the Mobile Dolls, directing their movements via a cybernetic helmet and the ZERO system.
  • Rousing Speech: A few times.
  • Royal Rapier: Befitting her aristocratic nature, her Weapon of Choice is a rapier for hand-to-hand combat.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: A fairly unusual variant of this is her formal dress: it definitively shows off a lot of skin, but at the same time there's a barely-visible transparent fabric that covers her skin as well. Still takes the cake for "most fanservicey" outfit on the show.
  • Shipper on Deck: Openly ships 1xR in Battlefield of Pacifists, trying to get them together and expressing disappointment when they simply exchange polite greetings.
    "That's it? No passionate reunion?"
  • Shout-Out Theme Naming: In keeping with the show's homages to The Wizard of Oz, she is named after Dorothy Gale.
  • The Strategist: Handles the planning for Zechs and White Fang.
  • Sword Fight: With Heero (in a fencing class) and Quatre (for real).
  • Unusual Eyebrows: To make her stand out, she has charcoal-gray spiked eyebrows that are so long that they extend past her face. Even provides the image for the page.
  • Virtue Is Weakness: She tells Quatre that his kindness is his greatest weakness. Due to his kindness, he let the wars continue to grow and made all his efforts pointless.
  • War Is Glorious: Like Treize, she claims to believe this. She later reveals that she actually loathes wars and wants peace, but understands that peace cannot just be given to the people; only through war can people really learn to appreciate and desire peace.

    Tubarov 

Chief Engineer Tubarov

Voice Actors: Yuji Mikimoto (Japanese), Richard Newman (English)

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"Heh-heh-heh. That's the beauty of absolute dictatorship! There's no room for freedom or equality when faced with this large a task."


An intensely antisocial man who serves as the Romefeller Foundation's chief engineer. His Evil Genius is the driving force behind their plans to replace human soldiers with unmanned 'Mobile Doll' drones, but his total inability to play well with others shoots them in the foot again and again.
  • All There in the Manual: His last name is Bilmon. Who knew?
  • Ambiguous Disorder: The guy's just a little too attached to his Mobile Dolls and has No Social Skills whatsoever. Even among the stupider villains of the series he stands out in this regard, being incredibly blunt (and loud) in every action he takes and never realizing (or caring) that pushing people the way he pushes machines will have consequences.
  • Asshole Victim: Wufei was one of the people he tried to suffocate to death by cutting off the oxygen to the prison cell. Take a wild guess which Gundam pilot was responsible for his demise episodes later.
  • Ax-Crazy: Big time. With his Hair-Trigger Temper, obsession with his mobile dolls, and epic Villainous Breakdown this is pretty much a given. He's arguably the craziest person in Wing.
  • Create Your Own Villain: His despotic reign over the colonies gives rise to the anti-Earth faction White Fang.
  • The Dragon: Originally the Evil Genius of Romefeller, when OZ splits and Treize is arrested, Tubarov steps up as the primary enforcer of Romefeller's will. He doesn't personally enter combat but he moves further to the front to directly lead Romefeller's forces. He's also the one controlling and distributing the Mobile Dolls that account for much of Romefeller's military might.
  • Dystopia Justifies the Means: See his quote above. To the extent that Tubarov has any political agenda at all, it's basically "human rights are inconvenient and need to be phased out so I can have bigger and better toys".
  • Expy: A more subtle case than Dermail, as while he takes the role of The Dragon to The Man Behind the Man that is first used by Bosque Hymen of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, superficially at least they're distinctive from each other. What makes Tubarov qualify as Bosque's expy is the sheer tyrannical monstrosity they share, which is so evil in both cases that they succeed in making their otherwise quite villainous coworkers look better.
  • Evil Genius: Of the Romefeller Foundation, although interestingly his personality is closer to what you'd expect of The Brute. Still, he's not only a brilliant engineer and technician, but one of the few people in the colonies to recognise that trusting the captured Gundam pilots and scientists is probably a stupid thing to do.
  • Evil Old Folks: His exact age is never specified but he's clearly of advanced age and is quite possibly the most morally black of all the series villains.
  • Fatal Flaw: Misanthropy. The dude's very first appearance has him enthusiastically boasting of his intent to render human soldiers obsolete, and even after Treize graciously spares his life and urges him to place a higher value on his fellow man, Tubarov learns nothing. His refusal to love or even just show mercy to other people leads him to become the single most despised person in space, and to the very end he madly believes he can create a world with no one else in it but him and his beloved Mobile Dolls.
  • Hated by All: Tubarov's stint as space dictator is so disastrous that his entire staff turns traitor under him and sets him up to be captured by White Fang. When discussing what to do with him, the White Fang soldiers talk about how hated he is and muse that they will probably give the masses what they want and publically execute him after getting what little use as a political tool they can out of hm.
  • Hate Sink: Tubarov has no admirable or redeeming qualities and is responsible for numerous acts of cruelty. His increased importance in the series coincides with Lady Une and Treize becoming more sympathetic and that sympathy is highlighted by pitting them against the series' most morally black character: him.
  • Insufferable Genius: Quite possibly one of the most insufferable geniuses in all of fiction. There's nothing redeemable about him at all, and his grating demeanor drives even the most polite characters to exasperation.
  • Karmic Death: Slain in the very rebellion he triggered, as his precious mobile dolls destroy everything around them. Oh, and one of the pilots he tried to suffocate to death is the one who kills him.
  • Kick the Dog: Shoots Une, tries to suffocate the Gundam pilots, unleashes his mobile dolls against civillians...pretty much all his time on-screen is spent kicking dogs.
  • Lack of Empathy: His betrayal of Lady Une, desire to murder the Gundam pilots, and the fact that he looks on warfare and bloodshed as nothing more than a way to show off his inventions cement his status as a completely amoral individual entirely devoid of empathy.
  • Mad Scientist: As the creator of the Mobile Doll program, Tubarov is tasked with delivering weapons of death that kill without remorse. It's a job he takes to with gusto.
  • Mood-Swinger: His personality is best described as 'erratic', swinging wildly between Smug Snake, The Stoic, Hair-Trigger Temper, and/or Villainous Breakdown depending on what's going on.
  • More Despicable Minion: Like Bosque before him, Tubarov manages to make his boss and State Sec coworkers look better by virtue of being both more despicable and more hands-on in his villainy. Ultimately Duke Dermail is doing more harm to the world, but it's not Dermail who shoots Lady Une or tries to suffocate Duo and Wufei in their cell.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Treize interrupts your Mobile Doll demonstration? His funeral. Lady Une getting in the way? Nothing a bullet to the chest can't solve. Got a couple captured Gundam pilots? Can't pilot Gundams if they can't breathe.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Downplayed. Much like Duke Dermail, Tubarov isn't a pilot and doesn't put himself directly into harms way, preferring to operate his drones remotely. When push comes to shove, Tubarov has been moved to action, however. When Lady Une attacks his base, he personaly corners and shoots her and when White Fang hijacks the Libra, a handcuffed Tubarov successfully fights back against his captors and escapes even with a bullet in his shoulder.
  • No Indoor Voice: Very, very loud.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: He's an Ax-Crazy lunatic, but Tubarov does understands something that the rest of Romefeller never does—namely that the Gundam pilots are dangerous and should simply be killed the moment they enter captivity. He expresses similar sentiments about Treize if memory serves.
  • No Social Skills: With the exception of his boss Duke Dermail (who he plays nice with only because Dermail is his meal ticket), Tubarov does not work well with anyone. He turns a military demonstration into a murder attempt when he orders his Mobile Dolls to fire upon Treize (and then has the tables turned on him in epic fashion when Treize orders the human soldiers to murder him), he betrays and shoots Lady Une the moment she gives him the chance, and once he's given absolute power over the colonies he proceeds to conscript their citizens as more or less slave labor, tasking their manpower and resources until he's turned basically everyone in space against him. In each instance he approaches people as he would his machines, and he makes it clear multiple times he would happily replace all of humanity with Mobile Dolls if he could.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: Zig-Zagged with his decision to destroy the Wing Zero. It's a powerful weapon that the Romefeller Foundation could use and Tubarov wants it destroyed more out of the threat it poses to his Mobile Doll program rather than pragmatism. However Tubarov still sees it as too dangerous to control, in contrast to Trant's enthusiasm. When Trant goes rogue and wreaks havoc in space with it, Duo tries to stop the Wing Zero from hurting innocent people while Tsubarov tries to destroy the Wing Zero to remove a dangerous Wild Card from the board.
  • Psycho for Hire: By proxy. He wants to turn his mobile dolls into the perfect weapon, and thus loves a good war.
  • Psycho Supporter: Of Dermail. He wants a chance to test out his mobile dolls, and Dermail's belief that War Is Glorious provides it.
  • Robot Master: He's not a pilot, but the mobile dolls he commands are a legitimate threat.
  • Smug Snake: Tubarov's arrogance is his undoing. He looks down on most of the pilots in the series, from Treize, to Trant, to the Gundam Pilots; and sees the Mobile Dolls as the future of warfare. Time and time again he's outdone by human ability as his machines simply can't match up.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Literally, as his name has been spelled as both Tubarov and Tsubarov. The former version is more common and is used on merchandise, but the latter is more phonetically correct.
  • This Cannot Be!: More or less his reaction to the White Fang rebellion. It leads directly into his Villainous Breakdown.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: When he first debuts his Mobile Dolls are seen as terrifying potential replacements to human soldiers, though Treize's defeat of them even then foreshadows even then their eventual fate. While they prove daunting to the G-boys at first, they quickly adapt, while the Dolls stay static. By Tubarov's end a single Gundam pilot is enough to dispatch a whole garrison of them, even as he rants about how invincible they are.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Is left ranting about how he is invincible as the complex collapses around him.
  • War for Fun and Profit: As a Psycho for Hire, Tsubarov wants to get a war going so that he can demonstrate the superiority of his mobile dolls. Unlike Duke Dermail, he's not operating under the delusion that War Is Glorious either—he just wants to show off his creations.
  • When All You Have is a Hammer…: His solution to every problem starts and ends with Mobile Dolls.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He tried to slowly kill off Duo and Wufei who are both 15 by cutting off the oxygen to their cell.

    Marquis Weridge 

Marquis Weridge

A high ranking member of the Romefeller Foundation who was friends with the Peacecraft Family. Weridge was a frequent critic of the United Earthsphere Alliance and of OZ as he hated their war profiteering and weapons development. A chance meeting with Relena has him fill her in on her family history.


  • Badass Pacifist: The ideology of the Peacecraft's struck a cord with him and he frequently champions the demilitirization of Romefeller. When Relena shoots at Lady Une, Weridge sheilds her as she runs away, rebuffing Une.
    Weridge: Standing in your way is the only thing I can do! I can't even come close to matching the courage she's shown!
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He first appears in episode 11, helping sneak Relena into a ballroom dance and telling her a bit about her birth family. He returns much later in the series when Relena is crowned as the Foundation's Queen and works to bring the Foundation over to her side.
  • Cool Old Guy: A gentlemenly older man who provides aide to Relena amongst the nobles and in the realm of politics.
  • Guile Hero: Weridge is a politician rather than a fighter. Soon after Dermail appoints Relena as Romefeller's figurehead, Weridge leverages the authority that comes with that position to undermine the Duke. He pushes the members of Romefeller critical of Duke Dermail over to Relena's side and they rally behind her for disarmament.

    Acht 

Inspector Acht

Voiced by: Yuu Shimaka (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)

"THERE'S A GUNDAM DOWN HERE!"

Main mecha: Aries

An ambitious Inspector for the Romefeller Foundation. Acht was sent to supervise Zechs's destruction of the Wing Gundam. Acht, correctly, deduces that Zechs was deceiving them and sought to expose the Colonel in order for Acht to get a promotion.


  • Ambition Is Evil: His motivations are career-orientated and entirely self serving. He seeks to expose Zechs's deception for his own gain rather than any kind of devotion to the Foundation's alleged ideals.
  • Monster of the Week: The main antagonist for episodes 14 and 15.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: German and Dutch for eight.

The United Earth Sphere Alliance

    The Alliance in General 
The United Earth Sphere Alliance was the governing body of both the Colonies and various Earth Governments. Romefeller had a hand in backing them and the Organization of the Zodiac labored under the Alliance military as part of a Special Mobile Suit force. Though the Alliance sought to foster unity between the colonies and Earth it was highly authoritarian and Romefeller's influence pushed them more and more into a warlike state. Their military presence in the colonies eventually lead to Project Meteor and the beginning of the series proper.
  • The Remnant: After the Alliance's destruction in the first fifth of the series, several following episodes have OZ hunting down the various small Alliance factions that didn't submit to OZ's rule. They end up defending and aiding the Gundam protagonists. With Romefeller taking center stage the remnants largely disbanded either to join OZ or White Fang.
  • Starter Villain: Played With. The Alliance is the first primary villainous faction that the Gundam pilots face and its destruction leads to the rise of the more long lasting series antagonists in Romefeller and OZ. However much of the initial danger that the Alliance posed to the protagonists came from the OZ soldiers under their command.

    Noventa 

Field Marshall Noventa

Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (JP), Paul Dobson (EN)

    Septem 

General Septem

"Are you making fun of me, dammit?!"


The head of the Alliance's space forces, Septem is a career nepotist with more volume than ability.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He got thrown off a plane and shot by Une on his way down. Sadly, he never gets to ask why someone would shoot a man after throwing him out of a plane before he goes.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Of the three main Alliance Generals, Septem is the only one who wants to continue the war; but when all of the Alliance Command is killed, he's both outraged and crushed.
  • Humiliation Conga: Subjected to the inglorious fate of being thrown out of a plane and shot long before The Dark Knight Rises made it a meme.
  • The Neidermeyer: Septem isn't exactly the most popular amongst his soldiers, the Specials in particular who have no real loyalty to the Alliance. After he's hospitalized during one of Septem's campaigns, Treize expresses contempt for the man and his decision to upend the Colony's weather system to put out a fire that they should have been able to contain.
  • Nepotism: His father and son are both also high-ranking members of the UESA armed forces.
  • No Indoor Voice: In the dub, he communicates solely by means of aggravated shouting. Even while he's thanking someone for holding the door.
  • One Steve Limit: Shares his name with the RMS-009 Septem, a Dom knockoff MS seen in After War Gundam X.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Noventa's blue.
  • Smug Snake: Arrogant, contemptuous, and severely overestimating of his factions abilities. The war Septem so ardently pushes for completely crushes him and his faction.
  • Starter Villain: He's portrayed as a threat in the early episodes but is unceremoniously killed to show viewers who the real power players are.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: He is executed by Lady Une moments after he delivers a televised declaration of war against the Gundams in response to Noventa's death.

White Fang

    White Fang in General 
A rebel group fighting for the Colonies. The brutal actions of the Alliance and Romefeller stirred a lot of resentment within the people of the Space Colonies and they rallied under the rebel faction. Founded by Quinze, a friend of the original Heero Yuy; Yuy's assassination proved to be the final straw and Quinze abandoned Yuy's pacifist ideals in favor of armed revolution. The group was hinted at a few times in series before debuting in episode 37.
  • Elite Mooks: They take control of a number of OZ Leo, Taurus, and Virgo suits and they extensively upgrade the latter into the Virgo II. The Virgo II is a faster unit with more thrusters, double the amount of Planet Defensors, beam sabers, and a larger variety of projectile weaponry. Zechs later upgraded the Virgo II's operating system with a modified version of the Zero System.
  • Enemy Mine: White Fang was formed out of an alliance with Colony Rebels, former Alliance soldiers, and the Treize Faction's space division.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: Though they're a villainous faction dedicated to The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized, their cause is given more sympathy than the power-hungry Romefeller Foundation. They even debut taking down Tubarov, the most morally black of the series's characters. Quinze himself may be capable of atrocities but he's humanized much more than Duke Dermail.
  • Mook Carryover: A number of space-based Treize Faction OZ soldiers ended up defecting to White Fang.

    Quinze 

Quinze Quarante

Voice Actors: Osamu Ichikawa (Japanese), David Mackay (English)

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"Fellow citizens of the colonies, the time has come to fight back!"


A former associate of the original Heero Yuy, Quinze is the co-leader and founder of the colonial rebel faction, White Fang, who seeks to declare war on Earth.
  • All There in the Manual: His last name is never used in the series itself.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: He and Treize compete for this role after the death of Duke Dermail.
  • The Chessmaster: Although he's Out-Gambitted by Treize.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: He does this twice, the second time with Zechs.
  • Driven to Villainy: He was originally a peace-minded politician and best friend of the legendary Heero Yuy. Yuy's assassination was what drove Quinze to reject peace in favor of revenge on who he believed to be Yuy's killers.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: When OZ takes a space colony hostage, Quinze objects to Dorothy's proposal to fire the Libra's cannon at said colony. In the end, though, the cannon's target would ultimately be Earth.
  • Evil Old Folks: Seemingly at first, but subverted. One of the reasons Quinze picked Zechs to be the leader of the White Fang, was because Zechs actually cared about people (in this case, Relena). Quinze considers caring to be a strength, not a weakness. That said, he's still ultimately yet another of the antagonistic elderly characters that run rampant through Wing.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: For all of Quinze's faults, he does seem to have a good sense about people. He recruits Milliardo to lead his organization because he correctly judges him to be both a better military leader and a caring person, and in spinoff material he rejects his Bastard Understudy Victor Gaintz for the role, who then proves his unworthiness by going on to become the Big Bad of the side-story "Battlefield of Pacifists".
  • Expy: A bespectacled, older guy who is a follower of a space colony icon and builds up a powerful army after that icon's death. Sounds an awful lot like Degwin Zabi. The difference is that Quinze hands power over to someone sane and capable whereas Degwin slowly but surely lost his power to his insane son.
  • Fallen Hero: He was a force for good in the universe until his best friend was violently murdered.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: Not really, he is not entirely heartless.
  • General Failure: Whenever he give orders, things never go well for his troops on the battlefield, even in Episode Zero. He's probably aware of this, which is may be another reason why he hired Zechs as leader of the White Fang.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Zig-zagged — he's originally presented as the man responsible for Operation Meteor, before Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz reveals that the plan's ultimate mastermind was actually Dekim Barton and Quinze was merely the man charged with making it happen.
  • Killed Off for Real: By the Gundam scientists, who commit a collective Heroic Sacrifice to kill him because Death Equals Redemption for them.
  • Lean and Mean: Quinze has a noticably skinny design, to the point where his puffed vest almost makes his top half look out of proportion with his legs. Though in spite of his antagonism, he's one of the least abrasive villains in the series.
  • La Résistance: He's being fighting against the Earth Alliance's domination even before the start of series. After OZ took over the EA, he continued the fight and eventually made his group known to the world.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: He makes his debut to the series by standing in opposition to Tubarov, firmly cemented by that time as the most morally black character in the series.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Quinze means "fifteen" in Portuguese and French.
  • Pet the Dog: After Zechs has a vulnerable exchange with Relena on the bridge of the Libra, he asks Quinze if he considers him weak for it. Quinze, despite his ruthlessness, admits to Zechs that the only reason he invited him to lead the White Fang is because because he has somebody he cared about his sister so deeply, to which Zechs gives a sincere thanks.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He considers using Libra's cannon to shoot down a single mobile suit to be a questionable decision at best. He's completely correct, of course.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: Zig-Zagged. While White Fang's rebellion is fairly violent and the soldiers are almost proudly no different from OZ, Quinze himself does try to stick to his principles and reign them group in. He's against actions that kill or endanger colony civilians and made Zechs White Fang's leader in part because he saw value in Zechs's compassionate side.
  • Smug Snake: While he's more human and sympathetic than some of the show's other villains, the dude still oozes arrogance.
  • Unwitting Pawn: For Zechs, who uses his grievance and the organization he's built to carry out his own private agenda.

    Sedici 

Sedici

A colonel within Romefeller placed in charge of the Libra Space Fortress. In reality he's a member of White Fang and surrenders the base to the revolutionaries.


  • The Dragon: To Quinze and later Zechs. Sedici is a high ranking commander in White Fang reporting directly to its co-leaders. He's the one at the front organizing the soldiers and Mobile Dolls.
  • Killed Off for Real: He and his base are destroyed by OZ's space fortress Barge before Milliardo singlehandedly destroys it.
  • Manipulative Bastard: A rare positive example, as he completely plays on Tubarov's callous antisocialism to cut him off from all support and capture him.
  • Mauve Shirt: He's one of the few named soldiers under White Fang and as a commanding officer he's given a bit more characterization over the other grunts. He's also the only significant casualty in the attack on the Space Fortress Barge/Bulge, being incinerated by its cannon.
  • Meaningful Name: While his name is ultimately yet another case of the overall series Numerical Theme Naming, it also sounds a lot like 'sedition', making it quite apropros for a man who rebels against the authority of the tyrannical Tubarov.
  • Mole in Charge: The head of the Libra Space Fortress and a high ranking member of Romefeller (colonel much like Tubarov). In his debut the audience learns that he's part of White Fang, a group seeking to undermine the Foundation.
  • Mook Lieutenant: He's under Zechs and Quinze but holds authority over the rank and file of White Fang.
  • No Indoor Voice: Much like Septum and Tubarov the man has no volume control.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Sedici means "sixteen" in Italian.

Mariemaia Army

    Mariemaia Army in General 

A private military founded and backed by the Barton Foundation. Having lost control of Operation Meteor, Dekim Barton organized a military force in secret and sought to overthrow the Earth Sphere Unified Nation. The figurehead of the army was his granddaughter, Mariemaia, alleged daughter of Treize Khushrenada. Many former soldiers from OZ, dissatisfied with the peace, joined the army to follow Treize's legacy. They are the primary antagonists of the movie Endless Waltz.


  • Elite Mooks: They field Space Leos and Taurus suits, but their primary fighting Mobile Suit is the MMS-01 Serpent, a fast, and heavily armed suit built from the Heavyarms. Notably, the MS's are built to fight in both space and on Earth.
  • Gatling Good: The Serpent Mobile Suits are built from the Gundam Heavyarms and thus have massive gatling guns as their primary weapon.
  • Mook–Face Turn: It's ultimately a nameless Mariemaia soldier who shoots and kills Dekim to put an end to his tyranny because he betrayed Treize's ideals. With Dekim's betrayal the other soldiers lay down and burn their arms and uniforms.
  • Putting on the Reich: The Mariemaia Army uniforms are very reminiscent of Nazi Germany's uniforms, down to the armbands. The pilots wear a getup modeled on the Hitler Youth uniforms, while regular Mariemaia grunts get bright pink Reich uniforms.

    Mariemaia 

Mariemaia Khushrenada

Voice Actors: Rei Sakuma (Japanese), Maggie Blue O'Hara (English), Azucena Martínez (Latin America)

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"History is much like an endless waltz. The three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever. However, history will change upon the day of my coronation."

The alleged daughter of Treize Khushrenada and granddaughter of Dekim Barton, Mariemaia is one of the main antagonists of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz, who believes that she's the rightful heir to the Earth Sphere Unified Nation. She is also the co-leader of her namesake army, the Mariemaia Army.


  • Ambiguously Related: She claims to be Treize's daughter, but that could just be a lie to bolster her claims to rule. How much evidence varies by depiction: In the animated version of Endless Waltz, Dekim makes some suspicious comments about "making" Mariemaia. In the manga, version his last words all but says she was a homeless girl chosen and brainwashed by him. However, the Episode Zero prequel manga shows Treize really did get close to, and possibly have an affair with, Dekim's daughter Leia.
  • Bastard Bastard: She's a villain who, if she really is Treize's daughter, was born from an affair he had with a nurse while in hospital.
  • Break the Haughty: Heero and Relena both break her through his shelter destruction and her slap to the face, respectively.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: To her namesake army.
  • Creepy Child: Mariemaia's expression and tone are far too even across scenes and events until the last act, and at least once she shows a reaction completely out of character to what she's talking about.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: She's the daughter of Treize, as well as the granddaughter of Dekim Barton.
  • Do Not Adjust Your Set: When she formally declared war on Earth.
  • Enfante Terrible: Mariemaia appears to care little about the possibility of death or destruction, and her behavior is weirdly inhuman until the last act of the movie.
  • Expy: Of Mineva Lao Zabi.
  • Informed Attribute: For all her claims that she will be the one who will bring the Endless Waltz of War, Peace and Revolution to a close, she doesn't demonstrate any actual military or political ability. All she ever does is boast about how the world will change once everyone submits to the inevitable and acknowledges that she's in charge, and disregard any attempt to debate or disagree with her logic as rudeness.
  • More Than Mind Control: Blame it on Dekim in Endless Waltz.
  • Not a Game: She sprouts a lot of rhetoric on the strength of her army and what not. But it's fairly obviously she treating her whole conquest way too lightly and when actually faced with the prospect of death via Heero firing a buster rifle into her stronghold, she realizes just how truly terrifying war can be. Getting slapped by Relena pretty much seals the deal just how in over her head she is.
  • Oh, Crap!: When she calls Heero's bluff, shocked that, yes, he's perfectly willing to kill Relena if it'll stop her army. The fact that Relena is more then ready to die likewise shakes her.
  • Taking the Bullet: For Relena when Dekim was about to shoot her.
  • Title Drop: See above quote.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She pretty much pulled that card herself when she called Heero Yuy powerless.
    Heero: Your shelter is secure is it?
    Heero: Roger that.
    Mariemaia: (gasps)

    Dekim 

Dekim Barton

Voice Actors: Eisuke Yoda (Japanese), Michael Dobson (English), Jesús Barrero (Latin America)

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A former associate of the original Heero Yuy, Dekim Barton is the main villain of Endless Waltz. He is the co-leader of the Mariemaia Army, as well as the leader of the Barton Foundation.


  • Big Bad: Of Endless Waltz.
  • Bookends: The story begins with a flashback to his son being shot in the back by an engineer who didn't want to go through with Operation Meteor as originally planned, and ends with him being killed in the same way by one of his own men.
  • Colony Drop: What his original version of Operation Meteor turned out to be, and what he tried to accomplish, but Heero, Duo, and Trowa prevented that.
  • Expy: An insane, Manipulative Bastard and commander-in-chief who preaches colonist rhetoric, relies on miracle weapons, is willing to sacrifice his own family for gain, is concerned with himself and himself alone, and dies an Undignified Death. Gihren Zabi, is that you?
  • Greater-Scope Villain: He's practically responsible for a good chunk of the events of the series. Things just spiraled out of his control before he could enact his plans.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He was the one who commissioned the Gundams in the hopes of using them to govern over Earth once he did his Colony Drop. But he didn't count on the scientists nor the pilots to take issue with that and turn against him, instead using the mechs to stop wars. In the end, said Gundams end up bringing the end of the Barton legacy.
    • There's also his attempt to use Treize's legacy (via Mariemaia, said to be Treize's daughter) to form an army backfiring when he turns on her during his breakdown as soon after, one of the soldiers shoots him dead and reports to Une who just entered, reporting "Traitor executed".
  • It's All About Me: Claims to be following Treize's will and imprint that on Mariemaia. But it becomes obvious he doesn't give a crap about that and just wants to rule the world using Mariemaia as a figurehead.
  • More Than Mind Control: Does it to Mariemaia.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: He banks on Treize's reputation as an extreme yet principled man to raise his army with the claim that they're following in his footsteps. Dekim, however, is just a power hungry selfish man piggybacking on the Khushrenada legacy for his own ends.
  • Undignified Death: Doesn't go out in a blaze of glory or even killed by one of the heroes. He's simply shot dead mid-rant by one of his own men, who likewise was a Treize loyalist, when it becomes clear his plans are for his own selfish ends.
  • Villainous Breakdown: When Heero fires on their base, he begins to lose it as his plans start to fall apart and that the people, whom he thought would roll over due to the newfound pacifist nature, are willing to stand up against his army. It reaches it zenith when he tries to call for Mariemaia to continue to lead the charge. When she is convinced otherwise, he shoots her ranting all the while how the Barton family are the true rulers of Earth.

Other Characters

    Catherine 

Catherine Bloom

Voice Actors: Saori Suzuki (Japanese), Moneca Stori (English, 1st), Cathy Weseluck (English, 2nd), Mariana Gómez (Latin America)

A professional knife-thrower who works for a traveling circus, Catherine developed a hatred for war, since her family was killed during an Alliance attack, which she witnessed as a child.

  • Armor-Piercing Slap: Punch variant, to Trowa.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Sometimes wears a half tank top and a pair of shorts
  • Big Sister Instinct: She is very overprotective of Trowa, after he survived Quatre's attack, that she even forbids him from going back to the battlefield.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Trowa and to a lesser extent, the other Gundam pilots she meets.
  • Knife Nut: Works as the circus's knife thrower. In Frozen Teardrop, she trains Trowa Phobos in knife use.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: According to Episode Zero, she's very likely to be Trowa's long lost older sister.
  • Parental Abandonment: She lost her parents and her baby brother Triton, who has been confirmed in Frozen Teardrop to be Trowa during an Alliance attack, then was adopted by the circus people.

    The Darlians 

Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian and Mrs. Maureen Darlian

Voice actors: Akio Ōtsuka (The Vice Foreign Minister, Japanese), Yumi Touma (Mrs. Darlian, Japanese)

Relena's parents, who are kind and affectionate despite the Minister being rather absent from her life. It turns out they're not her biological parents: they were a part of the Sanc Kingdom royalty, and the Minister was entrusted with baby Relena by the dying King Peacecraft as it fell. More than a decade later, the Minister would be murdered, which thrust Relena fully into the plot...

  • Number Two: The Minister was this to King Peacecraft
  • Parental Substitute: Darlian was a high-ranked nobleman from the Sanc Kingdom when it collapsed, and he and his wife took little Princess Relena in after it fell.
  • Parents as People: Relena loved her father, but there was a lot of friction over the fact that his work kept him away.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: Vice-Foreign Minister Darlian was murdered to agitate Earth / Colony relations and eliminate a peace-maker.
  • Secret-Keeper: They both know who Relena and Zechs truly are.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Premier Darlian

    The Winner Family 

Zayeed "Master" Winner

Voiced by: Kinryuu Arimoto (JP)

Quatre's father and the patriarch of the Winner family. He has a strained relationship with Quatre, when he forgoes his family's pacifist beliefs to become a Gundam pilot.

Dr. Iria Winner

One of Quatre's 29 older sisters. She works as a doctor on a mining satellite owned by the Winner Corporation, and takes care of Quatre when he returns to space.

  • Designer Babies: She and her sisters are test-tube babies.
    • Justified Trope, in story: the first and second generations of colony people were all test-tube babies due to how hard it was for people to adapt to colony life, with pregnant women being almost surely condemned to Death by Childbirth. Their brother Quatre may have been the first exception ever. And their littlest sister, Katherine Oud Winner, definitely was one, since she was born after their parents's deaths.

Katherine Winner

Zayeed Winner's wife, who died giving birth to their one and only son, Quatre.

  • Death by Childbirth: she wanted to give birth naturally at all costs, despite being already gravely ill and the difficulties coming from the colony life. She got her wish when Quatre was born, and then died.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Fans have been split over whether her name is spelled "Katherine", "Quatrina", or "Catherine". Officially, however, it appears to be "Katherine".

    Sylvia Noventa 

Sylvia Noventa

Voice actors: Kumiko Nishihara (Japanese)

    Midii Une 

Midii Une

  • Ambiguously Related: Midii shares the same last name with Lady Une; but this is never commented on in series and her appearence never makes any references to Lady. Her design notes jokingly tease at it.
    "Her relationship with Lady Une? That shall forever remain a mystery. :)"
  • Anti-Villain: Midii act as a spy for the Alliance, but she takes no joy in her job as she is fully aware this lead to the death of many people. She only wants the money to support her family.
  • Expy: of Miharu/Michelle Ratokie from Mobile Suit Gundam. Both are spies and fall in love with one of the main character (Trowa and Kai). They also both do this job for the money they need to support their family. And tragically, this both end badly for the Trowa/Kai.
  • First Love: To Trowa. It does not end well.
  • The Mole: Pretends to be working for the mercenaries, but is really on the side of the Alliance, if only for the money.
  • Numerical Theme Naming: Like Lady Une, from the French word for "one".
  • Only in It for the Money: She badly need the money to support her family and doesn't really care for the various warring factions.
  • Parental Substitute: She helps her ill father to raise her siblings.
  • Rescue Romance: Subverted. While Trowa did save her and they kinda bonded over it, she still betrayed the mercenary group they were in.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Midii? Middie?
  • Team Chef: Works as a cook for the mercenary troop.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her crucifix, which she gives to Trowa. Subverted, it was a transmitter that let her track him and the mercenaries.)
  • Tsundere: Type A, to No-name aka the future Trowa. As Trowa unmasks her as a traitor and tells her to leave, Midie's thoughts don't match her words when she claims that she hates him for being inhumanly cold.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We never find out what happened to her after the events of Episode Zero.

    Deceased Characters 

The Little Girl And Her Dog

  • Empathy Doll Shot: Heero finds the body of her puppy in the rubble of a building that was inadvertent collateral damage from a bomb he planted, and realizes that the girl is likely in there somewhere as well.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Heero. It was brief.
  • Kill the Cutie: They died when a mobile suit crashed into their building and exploded.
  • Nice Hat: She wore a cute floppy sun hat with a ribbon.
  • No Name Given: The dog's name was Mary. The girl's name was never mentioned.

Leia Barton

  • Hospital Hottie: She works in an hospital built by her family.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Treize was seriously injured as he shielded a child Noin during a rebel attack, and Leia was the nurse taking care of him.
  • Ill Girl: She died of an illness two years after Mariemaia was born.

The Real Trowa Barton

The man whose identity was assumed by the young man who eventually pilots the Gundam Heavyarms
  • Death by Origin Story: His death allowed the Trowa who appears in-series to assume his identity. Also makes him a Walking Spoiler.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: His debut scene has him speak with Trowa and show him a photograph of his niece, proud that she will rule the Earth after he helps conquer it.
  • Hot-Blooded: Had quite the temper, and was brash and impulsive.
  • Jerkass: Was quite rude, arrogant, and abrasive, and more than willing to do Operation Meteor as originally planned.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He pretty much draped himself over "No-Name" while showing him a picture of his niece.
  • Overlord Jr.: The son of Dekim Barton, who was the Big Bad behind the plan to do Operation Meteor.

Sister Helen and Father Maxwell

Odin Lowe

The man who actually kickstarted the whole plot by murdering the real Heero Yuy.

  • Disappeared Dad: Played with. Episode Zero hinted at Lowe being just a Parental Substitute for young Heero...and then Frozen Teardrop revealed that he was Heero's biological father. He left baby Heero in the care of Heero's Action Mom, his ex-girlfriend Aoi Clark, then took him back in after the murders of Aoi and her second husband Seis.
  • Give Him a Normal Life: He intended to let go of his son Heero after his last work (assassinating Septem). Said last work failed, and he died. This was part of the reason he'd left Aoi, pregnant with Heero, in the first place. It didn't work either time.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Cared enough about his son to not want him involved in his profession. See Give Him a Normal Life above.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He killed Heero Yuy and plunged the Colonies into war with the much more powerful Alliance. He comes to regret that and parts from OZ to assist the rebels. His attempted assassination of Septem fails and it's revealed that it was Dekim who hired him in order to corner and kill him in revenge for his murder of Heero.
  • Ret Irony: Planned to settle down after he killed Septem. Instead, the hit went sideways and Odin died.

Long Meiran aka Nataku

  • Tsundere: VERY much a Type A, not showing her affectionate side until she's about to die and tells Wufei that she took care into protecting a field of flowers (a big deal for her, considering these were wildflowers in a colony)...then acknowledges Wufei as a strong fighter and dies smiling in his arms.

King Peacecraft / Marticus Rex

The monarch of the Sanc Kingdom and the father of Princess Relena and Prince Milliardo (AKA Zechs Merquise). He adopted Heero Yuy's Total Pacifism beliefs for Earth and developed a diplomatic relationship with Heero. On AC 182, King Peacecraft was killed along with the royal family during the Alliance's invasion of the Sanc Kingdom, except for the two children: young Milliardo was taken in by the OZ group, while little Relena was adopted by the King's Number Two. His real name is Marticus Rex, and he directly got into the Peacecraft family through marrying Queen Katrina's daughter of the same name.

The Real Heero Yuy

The charismatic leader of the colonies. He was the creator of the Total Pacifism philosophy, encouraging its citizens it peacefully oppose the United Earth Sphere Alliance. His philosophy was later adopted on Earth by the Peacecraft family, who would later develop a diplomatic relationship with him. His assassination on April 7, AC 175 would throw the colonies into chaos.

  • Actual Pacifist: He was the creator of the "Total Pacifism" philosophy, which later people like the Peacecrafts ( except Zechs) and Quatre's father Zayeed would also profess.
  • Darkand Troubled Past: Frozen Teardrop drops more info about his past: his background as a scientist, friendship with Doctor J, his bond with the Peacecraft family, his romance with Katrina Peacecraft Sr., his role in helping build the prototype of the ZERO system, etc.
  • Identical Stranger: Heero didn't only share a name with him. By the way, the girl in the picture? Relena's grandmother Katrina.

    Frozen Teardrop (SPOILERS!) 

Kathy Po

Sally's daughter from the Frozen Teardrop novel.

  • Missing Mom: Sally has been MIA for a while already in the novels
  • Ship Sinking: Wufei is NOT her father. Though he is her mentor and boss, as Master Chang.

Duo Maxwell Jr.

Voice actors: Toshihiko Seki (Drama CD)

The son of Father Maxwell, member of the Preventers. It's not known who his mother is, but it's implied she may be Hilde. She denies it by the time being.

  • Generation Xerox: Looks like his dad, acts like his dad, sounds like his dad, his actual partner used to be his dad's partner...In a possible subversion, it turns out that Duo may be only his adoptive dad, no blood relation.
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Mouthy Kid
  • Sempai/Kohai: Refers to his partner Heero Yuy as senpai, implying he had quite a degree of respect for him.

Katherine Oud Winner

The youngest of the Winner siblings, and Quatre's younger sister due to being cloned from him. Presumed to be another test-tube baby.

  • Spell My Name with an "S": Like her mother, her name's spelling's been up in the air, with 'Katherine', 'Katrina' and 'Quaterine' all being used. For what it's worth, the Gundam Wiki uses 'Quaterine' while This Very Wiki uses 'Katherine', and short of the novel getting officially translated, there may never be a canon answer.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: She joins Relena's side in Frozen Teardrop, genuinely thinking she'll be able to bring peace to the world.

Trowa Phobos aka No-Name.

The guy who murdered Dix-Neuf Noinheim. He's later caught and trained by Dokter T (Trowa), Instructor W (Quatre) and Catherine Bloom.

Vingt Khushrenada

One of Treize's earliest supporters and his younger half brother.

Angelina Khushrenada

Treize's unfortunate mother.

  • Broken Bird: So broken that she went crazy at some point, which greatly affected young Treize.

Ein Yuy

The nephew of the real Heero Yuy and Treize's Disappeared Dad.

Hundelt Catalonia.

Angelina's husband. Actually, her second one. He's also the father of Vingt Khushrenada, the brother of Chilias Catalonia, and Dorothy's uncle.

  • Kick the Dog: While Angelina was The Ophelia and their marriage was more of convenience than anything, did he have to commit her to a mental hospital?

Cinquante Khushrenada

Treize's grandfather. As well as Vingt's.

Aoi Clark

A mysterious woman who worked with Odin Lowe. And the mother of his son, whom we know as Heero Yuy.

Seis Clark

Aoi's husband. His brother Trant Clark is a member of OZ.

  • The Smart Guy: He was an accomplished scientist and Mobile Suit designer.

Dix-Neuf Noinheim

Noin's older brother.

Milou and Naina Peacecraft

Two young twins from Mars. The children of Zechs and Noin. After the "murder" of their dad, Naina stays in Hilde's orphanage for some time and then goes to her aunt Relena's side, while Milou stays with their mother Noin and befriends Kathy Winner.

  • Fallen Princess: Naina, in her time in the orphanage.
  • Generation Xerox: Naina looks like what Zechs would've looked like if he was a girl, but with braids. Milou looks a lot like his and Naina's mother, Noin.

Brigadier General Chilias Catalonia

Dorothy's father and Treize's mentor.

Katrina and Sabrina Peacecraft

Two beautiful twin sisters who were born in Earth. They're the princesses of the Sanc Kingdom, and Katrina is the maternal grandmother of Relena and Zechs.


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