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    Judau Ashta 

Voiced by: Kazuki Yao

Main mecha: MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam
"I'm Judau Ashta, currently skipping school!"

A member of the Shangri-La Junk Guild, Judau is recruited by Yazan Gable in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam from the recently docked Argama. Angered by his employer's disregard for human life, and unsettled by a meeting with the comatose Kamille Bidan, Judau turns on Yazan and following several more attempts at stealing the Zeta, is eventually recruited by Bright as the leader of the Argama's new Gundam team. Despite his initial disinterest, he rapidly matures into a capable leader who tries to get the best from his team. For tropes pertaining to his late UC-era adventures, see Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam.

  • Ace Pilot: Goes without saying as a Gundam protagonist, but what's notable is that he had to grow into it. The first time he pilots a Gundam, all he does is flail around wildly all over the place.
    • In a side manga, he fights against the Zanscare forces in his outdated ZZ Gundam (which at that point is older than the Mecha-Mooks by at least 60 years). The ZZ, now nicknamed the Gump, is already missing more than half of its original parts and cobbled with so many repaired parts it has a freakin' peg leg. He's also about 80 years old at that point and still kicks ass.
    • You'd have to be badass to not only be one of the few (if not only) major characters in the Universal Century to live to old age but also fight alongside both the Crossbone Vanguard and Uso Evin.
  • Archenemy: To Haman Karn, due more to their mutual attraction than their mutual hatred.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Elle in Episode 31 and Beecha in Episode 38.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Quite protective of his little sister Leina. The main driving force of his fighting in the majority of episodes is to rescue Leina from Neo Zeon. When she is hurt, he gets incredibly angry.
  • Book Dumb: Not a brilliant student. Still very smart.
  • Chick Magnet: Well, Ple saw him as some kind of big brother. The same can't be said of Elle and Roux, of course, or Chara Soon...and then there's Haman!
  • Combining Mecha: Pilots the ZZ, which is made up of three separate fighter jets.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Being the third protagonist in the Universal Century timeline, Judau has some contrasting characteristics to his two predecessors. Unlike Amuro and Kamille, Judau is actually far more personable, having a far easier time fitting in with his peers. Also, while Judau is a newtype, he also has a considerably harder time adjusting to piloting a Gundam.
  • Delinquent: His classmates and teacher in Shangri-la seems to view him as this, as he skips school to work in the junk yard and steals mobile suits.
  • Everyone Can See It: His... complicated relationship with Haman. The Argama crew even start formulating battle strategies around it.
  • Flawed Prototype: The Zeta Gundam's flaws start to come to the forefront here (namely, that it was so extensively tweaked and customised by Kamille that it's an absolute nightmare for anyone else to pilot), and the ZZ has such a laundry list that it's easy to see why nobody ever tried to mass-produce it. The overpowered weaponry eats battery power like nobody's business, and the much-vaunted combination system leaves it highly vulnerable when separated and introduces serious structural weaknesses when it's combined.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He and Leina tend to act as though he's the foolish one and she's the responsible one. It's really that Leina is more willing to sacrifice some things right now if it means Judau gets an education, while he's more interested in maintaining a decent standard of living in the present. And there's also the fact that since Judau repeatedly says that one of the things he wants to do with the money he's making by skipping school to be a salvage worker is put Leina into a better school, there's also the question of whether it is foolish or responsible for him to sacrifice his own prospects for the future to improve his sister's prospects.
  • Glass Cannon: The Double Zeta is able to dish out a lot of damage and is very well armed, sporting multiple beam sabres, missiles, and a Wave-Motion Gun in the forehead. It's also quite structurally weak and loses limbs and the head with unnerving frequency. Thankfully, this changes when it receives its Enhanced upgrade, turning it into a true Lightning Bruiser. And that was before it receives it's ''Full Armor'' upgrade.
  • The Hero: Of the show and Team Gundam. As early as Elle's first outing in the Mark II, he's already keeping an eye on his fellow pilots, and building a team dynamic.
  • Heroic BSoD: After Leina's apparent death, and then after Ple's REAL death.
  • Heroic Build: As an early Shirtless Scene demonstrates, he's astonishingly ripped for a fourteen-year-old.
  • Honor Before Reason: Gets like this towards the end.
  • Hot-Blooded: Downplayed. Judau's fairly rational as Gundam protagonists go, but he still has a penchant for rushing in without giving the situation enough thought. Still has nothing on Kamille in this department, though.
  • Idiot Hero: Has some elements of this.
  • Instant Expert: Mocked in the first episode, played straight afterwards.
  • It's Personal: With Glemmy Toto after his capture of Leina and subsequent threatening of her with a gun. Feels this way about Char Aznable when he meets him in Super Robot Wars or Gundam games. As far as Judau is concerned, Char is directly responsible for the way Haman turned out and he's openly hostile with the man.
  • Last-Minute Hookup: After Haman's death and Elle getting together with Beecha, he starts a relationship with Roux.
  • The Leader: Of Team Gundam. He's a Type III, leading by example.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In the Zeta, which retains this status despite being somewhat outclassed by newer suits from Axis. Near 2/3 of the series, the ZZ finally graduates from Glass Cannon status to this trope by the upgrading into Enhanced ZZ, seriously boosting its speed & ass-kicking ability as well as reducing it's unbalanced structural issues.
  • Likes Older Women: His primary love interest is Haman, who's about 8 years older than him. He also ends up with the older Roux.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: One of the Double Zeta's primary attacks, other than Beam Spam or Wave-Motion Gun. Each of its upgrades adds still more missiles to the ZZ, enabling it to take out armies by the end.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: From the Zeta to the Double Zeta.
  • Mighty Glacier: After the Enhanced ZZ receives it's final upgrade to Full Armor ZZ, turning it into a Mobile Suit-sized flying fortress, but reducing its speed and costing it the ability to separate into its various components.
  • Psychic Powers: Like Amuro and Kamille before him, Judau is a top tier Newtype, which allows him to pull off most of the stunts he gets away with. Yet, unlike Amuro and Kamille, Judau's New Type powers are in a class of its own, which caused actual harm without the need of any enhancements or accessories (such as the Psychoframe). Haman Karn, who frightened both Kamille and Scirocco, matched Char in terms of prowess and even beaten the latter in a duel, was absolutely terrified when Judau unleashed his New Type powers on her.
  • Reincarnation: The very much non-canon Mobile Suit Vs. Giant God of Legend: Gigantis' Counterattack reveals that Judau is the reincarnation of Cosmo Yuki from Space Runaway Ideon.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Is exceptionally reluctant to hurt people, and at one point outright refuses to shoot down an enemy mobile suit if it would also mean killing Axis warriors who were not currently a threat.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: After all is said and done, Judau packs up and heads to the Jupiter colonies. Fed up with the bullshit going on around Earth and not wanting to be a part of the madness there anymore, he set off to start a new more peaceful life for himself, his sister and Roux.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: A favourite hobby.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He and Leina look a lot alike.
  • Super Prototype: The Zeta and Double Zeta.
  • Take Up My Sword: Is on the receiving end of this from a comatose Kamille, who psychically passes the torch to Judau.
  • Teens Are Short: His lack of height is the biggest indicator that he's younger than the average Gundam protagonist.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Double Zeta comes equipped with one in its head.

    Leina Ashta 

Voiced by: Maya Okamoto

Judau's younger sister and concience, Leina persuades him to help the Argama. Captured by Glemmy partway through the show, her retrieval becomes Judau's main objective.

  • Alone with the Psycho: Frequently left alone with Glemmy.
  • Annoying Younger Sibling: For Judau. She's actually very sensible for her age.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Believes herself to be the responsible sibling to Judau's foolish one. It would be more fair to say that she's a long term planner while Judau will do what works in the short run.
  • Gilded Cage: After she gets captured, she lives in greater luxury than in Shangri-La, but is trapped with the antagonists.
  • Go-Go Enslavement: A rather milder example than most, but it's still creepy the way Glemmy forces her to wear various dresses among other things after he kidnaps her. Dude's got issues.
  • The Heart: Fills this role in Judau's ensemble. She is the moral center that everyone in the Shangri-La group cares about. Once she is captured, Iino is the only one from Shangri-La with the voice of reason but doesn't have the influence for it and is powerless to stop Beecha and Mondo's treason and the general snippiness of the crew. Even in her "death" she still influences Judau significantly through Newtype visions.
  • Little Miss Badass: She's no fighter, but she's got enough stones to call the Federation government out on their bullshit mere minutes after getting shot in the gut. The kid is tough.
  • Little Miss Snarker: She's mostly a sweet person, but does give a few of these remarks to Judau and Glemmy whenever the former is up to mischief or after the latter forced her to take lessons to become a good Neo Zeon subject.
  • Never Found the Body: We never see a corpse or a shot of her body being burnt, when the house she is resting in goes kabloom, which leads to...
  • Not Quite Dead: She survives being in a small house that gets set on fire by mobile suits.
  • No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Dine: Subject to this by Glemmy. She is kept under good treatment in Neo Zeon after getting captured.
  • Ojou: Glemmy turns her into one, as the poster girl for Neo-Zeon's occupation forces.
  • Psychic Powers: While she's not a fighter, she has displayed Newtype abilities on various occasions.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives a pretty good one to the Earth Federation officials who sold out to Haman, even though most of them don't recognise it at the time.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: She's essentially a shorter, female version of Judau, with the same eyes, haircut, and square face.
  • Training from Hell: A social version. She learns to keep her composure, come what may, while living with Glemmy Toto himself. She uses this to become an Ojou and give commands to Zeonic troops and Federation leaders like she was born to the position, while suffering from a gunshot wound in her stomach.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: She is the most sensible person in the Shangri-La group, and her experiences in Neo Zeon broaden her horizon beyond the colony and turn her into an effective speaker.

    Elle Vianno 

Voiced by: Eriko Hara

Main mecha: RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

One of Judau's oldest and closest friends, Elle is a member of the Junk Guild alongside Judau, Beecha, Iino, and Mondo and accompanies them aboard the Argama. Determined to prove her usefulness, she eventually becomes the pilot of the Gundam Mark II. She tries to play big sister to Leina, and has something of a crush on Judau, a rivalry with Roux Louka, and a rocky relationship with Beecha.

  • Ace Pilot: A strong contender for top pilot on the Argama, reliably dishing out the hurt in the hopelessly obsolete Gundam Mk. II. For the most part she's a plugger, tying up enemy units with defensive tactics until she can make a kill.
  • Affirmative Action Girl: The series' second female Gundam pilot after Emma Sheen (who preceded her as pilot of the Mark II).
  • All Love Is Unrequited: She is head over heels for Judau for most the series, but he is either too focused on Haman or his sister to notice.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Judau in Episode 31
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: She and Beecha develop aspects of this later on, though it really depends on the episode (sometimes there's none, sometimes they actually seem to hate each other, and sometimes it's this trope). They're a fair bit like Kamille and Fa, actually.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She starts the anime pining for Judau making her a unlucky version. She then gets a Last-Minute Hookup with Beecha in the anime.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Boy is she ever for Judau! A good chunk of her rivalry with Roux can be attributed over Judau and she loathes that he seems caught up on Haman. Interestingly she is still this for Judau even after she hooks up with Beecha.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Her Newtype powers don't really start to develop until late in the series. By then, she's already proven her chops as an Ace Pilot, and they're just a nice little bonus.
  • Hot-Blooded: Elle's loud, brash, and unafraid to shove her opinion down your throat.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Elle's baby blues nicely complement her tomboyish girl-next door persona.
  • Instant Expert: Despite being a weak Newtype, she's an incredibly fast learner, taking to mobile suits like a duck to water. It helps that she actually reads the freaking manual before taking off (a tradition that started with Amuro Ray).
  • Jack of All Stats: The Gundam Mark II which has decent overall statistics but isn't great in any of them.
  • Little Miss Badass: At fifteen, Elle is nevertheless not someone you want to mess with.
  • Oblivious to Love: Despite or possibly because of her being in love with Judau, she completely misses hints Beecha tries to drop about his feelings for her. He eventually has to spell it out at the end of the series.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Wears a lot of pink and light red.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: In the manga, she and Judau are written like this. In the anime she's his Unlucky Childhood Friend.
  • Tomboy: She is Hot-Blooded, engages in salvage work with the rest of her friends, and is not shown doing typically "girly" things in comparison to the feminine Leina, Roux, and Ple.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She and Roux have some of this dynamic, along with shades of Red Oni, Blue Oni. Calm, poised, self-confident Roux is the girly-girl, and loud, brash, chip-on-her-shoulder Elle is the tomboy.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: A sign of her Hot-Blooded personality and being "one of the boys" in the Shangri-La salvage crew. She wears her hair long in the end of the final episode.
  • Tsundere: She is generally friendly, but acts impatient with Judau and Beecha.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's a none-too-powerful Newtype in a hopelessly outdated mobile suit. Still gets the job done.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: In a meta-series sense; she is weirdly absent in a number of Super Robot Wars games, including and especially Alpha 1 and Alpha Gaiden, where she doesn't appear at all. This is doubly weird given how much screentime Judau, Elpie and even sometimes Roux get.

    Roux Louka 

Voiced by: Naoko Matsui

Main mecha: FXA-07GB Neo Core Fighter, MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam

A pilot from La Vie en Rose, Roux is the oldest and most experienced mobile suit operator in the Argamas crew—which given that she's eighteen says a lot about how much trouble the ship is in. Her talents quickly earn her a place as Judau's wingwoman; she has a friendly rivalry with Elle and a very messy relationship with Neo-Zeon pilot Glemmy Toto.

    Beecha Oleg 

Voiced by: Shingo Hiromori

Main mecha: MSN-00100S Hyaku Shiki

One of Judau's "friends" Beecha is initially an opportunist, who switches sides at the drop of a hat. Eventually he realises that his best chance is with the Argama and sticks with them, eventually becoming the pilot of the Hyaku-Shiki before graduating to a position of importance aboard the revamped Nahel Argama.

  • Always Second Best: Envies Judau for his exploits as a junk dealer and skill in his time with the Argama.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: With Judau in Episode 38.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Shades thereof with Elle, though it really depends on the episode (sometimes there's none, sometimes they actually seem to hate each other, and sometimes it's this trope). At times they're basically Kamille and Fa 2.0.
  • Bling-Bling-BANG!: Pilots the gold Hyaku Shiki.
  • The Captain: Of the Nahel Argama, after they steal it to finish the war.
  • Character Development: Starts off as a selfish punk, and grows up quite a bit over the course of the show.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He and Elle grew up together and have some Belligerent Sexual Tension. They get a Last-Minute Hookup in the anime.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Initially. It's less a matter of malice, and more immaturity - he keeps looking for the easiest way out. He eventually does rejoin the heroes and stays with them.
  • Easily Forgiven: He and Mondo never receive any discipline for aiding Neo Zeon.
  • Entitled Bastard: No matter how many times Beecha betrays or screws Judau over, he still expects his "friend" to bail his ass out of trouble.
  • Evil Redhead: Not exactly 'evil' Evil, but an asshole who goes against the Argama crew (which includes his friends from Shangri-La) by aiding Neo Zeon. Eventually this trait disappears in the second half.
  • The Good Captain: Eventually achieves this status as he matures. It takes a few lectures from Torres and Iino before it sinks in.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Changes sides from the Argama to Neo Zeon and vice-versa for a while in the early episodes before finally siding with the Argama for good.
  • Hypocritical Heartwarming: His Pet the Dog in Episode 29. Only Beecha gets to show Judau No Sympathy.
  • Instant Expert: Climbs into the Hyaku Shiki as though he were Char himself, and flies it pretty well, despite his only previous experience being failed attempts at stealing the ZZ.
  • It's All About Me: To the point of narcissism. He gets better, but this trait never really goes away.
  • Jerkass: The least sympathetic member of the Shangri-La gang, with his constant attempts to defect, antagonism towards Judau, and his habit of being an Entitled Bastard.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After much development he becomes more responsible and genuinely aids the main cast.
  • Lazy Bum: Refuses to do anything early on without being bribed or shamed in some way.
  • No Sympathy: He has no sympathy for the other crew members of the Argama or Judau, especially early on.
  • Pet the Dog: In his own jerkish way. Beecha takes offense at Roux's rough treatment of Judau following Leina's apparent death, and proceeds to hassle her on Judau's behalf.
  • The Resenter: Towards Judau, over essentially everything.
  • The Rival: To Judau.
  • Surfer Dude: In the English dubbed Dynasty Warriors: Gundam games he appears in, anyway.
  • Those Two Guys: With Mondo for a while.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Eventually became the Nahel Argama's captain, replacing Bright Noa.
  • With Friends Like These...: Early on he and Mondo betray the Argama, and even after defecting back to it, continue to backstab and screw over Judau at every opportunity, through jealousy, laziness, and stupidity. Despite all this, Elle never stops reminding Judau that Beecha is their friend.

    Mondo Agake 

Voiced by: Kōzō Shioya

Beecha's best friend, who tends to get dragged along in the other boy's schemes. Generally better natured than Beecha, Mondo's biggest problem is his laziness, and his inability to tell Beecha "no."

  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Along with Beecha. Like Beecha, he eventually does rejoin the heroes and stays with them.
  • Easily Forgiven: He and Beecha never receive any discipline for aiding Neo Zeon.
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Changes sides from the Argama to Neo Zeon and vice-versa for a while in the early episodes before finally siding with the Argama for good.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Unlike Beecha, he is portrayed as more sympathetic even in their Chronic Backstabbing Disorder days with him helping Judau and Rasara fight against the Endra's crew in Moon Moon.
  • Lazy Bum: Shares Beecha's desire to slack off.
  • Love Hurts: The girl he falls for, Rasara Moon, gets Killed Off for Real.
  • Mr. Fixit: He was the Shangri-La salvage team's mechanic, and is surprisingly good with machinery.
  • Pet the Dog: He treats Rasara Moon kindly, showing him as kinder compared to Beecha. He is also very annoyed by Roux's treatment of Judau in episode 29.
  • Revenge: Butchers the guy who kills Rasara.
  • Satellite Character: Early on in the series Mondo's character tended to revolve around Beecha's and though they were Those Two Guys, Beecha was the more prominent of them and the one driving their betrayals. Mondo eventually grows more independent from him, falling more into the role of a team player while Beecha resisted. Even how they go about relationships are markedly different with Mondo and Rasara's shy interactions contrasting the Belligerent Sexual Tension that Beecha and Elle have.
  • Those Two Guys: If Mondo makes an appearance or does something in a scene, Beecha is usually with him.
  • With Friends Like These...: Less so than Beecha, but still not going to win any "buddy of the year" awards.

    Iino Abbav 

Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi

Another of Judau's gang, Iino is the most rational of the group, often acting as a calming force and a mediator. He is close to both Judau and Elle, and tries his hardest to keep Beecha and Mondo out of trouble.

  • Action Survivor: Iino isn't a Mobile Suit pilot but he often flies out with the team as support. He usually flies one of the ZZ Gundam's parts, assisting in distracting enemies, and allowing ZZ to fully deploy.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Makes a fairly convincing girl when the group is under cover.
  • Bridge Bunnies: Acts as one of these and as a mechanic.
  • Didn't Think This Through: On one hand, slapping a Zaku II head on the headless Zeta Gundam worked in a pinch. Too bad he didn't realize until he'd long left the Argama that the Zaku II's camera and the Zeta's Panoramic Cockpit are incompatible.
  • Extreme Doormat: In the early episodes, he is sidelined by the other personalities in the Shangri-La gang and is easily cowed by Beecha and Mondo whenever he tries to protest against their treachery. He eventually develops a backbone and speaks his mind more in later episodes,
  • Nice Guy: A thoroughly pleasant young man who tries his hardest to be friends with everybody.
  • Number Two: Steps into this role vis a vis Beecha after the launching of the Nahel Argama, taking over the ship in his absence.
  • Only Sane Man: In a group consisting of the treacherous Beecha, impulsive Judau, brash Elle, and idiotic Mondo, Iino is consistently the sanest and most rational member of the group.
  • Seen It All: Adapts this attitude as the story progresses, particularly where the idiocy of the rest of the group is concerned.
  • Shrinking Violet: Especially in the early parts of the series. Iino was one of the calmer and more shy of the group and cowed easily to pressure from Beecha and Mondo.
  • The Smart Guy: Functions as the brains of Judau's group of friends.
  • The Engineer: Worked on mobile suit upkeep in the Argama, but turns to Bridge Bunny and Number Two duties in the Nahel Argama.

    Bright Noa 

Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki

Captain of the White Base and then the Argama, mentor to Amuro and then Kamille, Bright Noa has more experience with Gundams and teenaged Newtypes then any self-respecting Federation officer ought to. Low on manpower and out of options, Bright co-opts Judau and his friends into serving as the Argama's new crew, while trying desperately to find a way out of the mess he's in.

  • Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: The rest of the crew posit this about his relationship with Emary, and there are hints that they might not be completely wrong.
  • Big Good: Bright hovered around this position in the previous series, but with the leadership of the AEUG either dead or MIA he's the one leading them in the fight against Neo Zeon. It's even more apparant with the appearence of the Federation leadership who are content with giving into Zeon's demands.
  • Butt-Monkey: From the moment the Shangri-La kids pelt him with oranges in an attempt to steal the Zeta Gundam, ZZ largely consists of the slow erosion of the poor guy's dignity.
  • The Captain: Of the Argama.
  • The Comically Serious: See Butt-Monkey. He's trying so hard to keep his dignity in the middle of the circus that the Argama has been reduced to.
  • Defector from Decadence: Used to be a member of the corrupt Federation. Now operates as a member of the AEUG.
  • The Good Captain: Less serious then in 0079 and Zeta, but still maintains order and runs the ship well.
  • Happily Married: And would really like to get home to his wife.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With the members of Team Gundam.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: The jerk part has worn thin, but it still resurfaces when he's under stress.
  • Just Friends: With Emary. Good luck getting the idea through her head.
  • Older and Wiser: In a different way compared to his growth going from the first series into Zeta. In Zeta, he was much more willing to get physical with the crew members of the Argama if it meant maintaining order, reflecting the much more dire circumstances and the less familial association he has with everyone compared to everyone on White Base. In ZZ, losing many crew members and seeing what happens to Kamille leads him to not be nearly as strict, even to the point where Leina calls him a pushover, a far cry compared to the infamous bridge punchout in the last series. He knows how to run a ship better compared to the One Year War, but recognizes that he's dealing with actual children and thus isn't as uptight as he was during the Gryps Conflict.
  • Parental Substitute: He acts as this of sorts to Shinta and Qum when Fa is Put on a Bus.
    • Papa Wolf: He even goes out of his way to save them when they're sucked into space.
  • Team Dad: Tries to be a responsible figure to the Argama crew.

    Fa Yuiry

Voice Actors: Satomi Arai

Main mecha: MSA-005 Methuss

One of the survivors of the Gryps Conflict, and the only viable pilot the Argama has until Judau and his friends join the crew. While she still retains her motherly nature, her habit of getting easily frustrated is all the more agitated thanks to Kamille's current state at the beginning of the series, and she ultimately opts to leave the AEUG so she can better take care of Kamille.

  • Action Survivor: While she isn't the most accomplished pilot, she survived the Gryps Conflict, a war that claimed many, 'many' lives as well as Kamille's very sanity.
  • Put on a Bus: When the Methuss has been thoroughly totaled, and left adrift in the direction of Shangri-la, Bright opts to not let Judau retrieve her, knowing that she'd be much more at each taking care of Kamille.
    • The Bus Came Back: She later reappears on Earth, in Dublin, having taken up a staff position in the hospital she's moved Kamille to.
  • The Worf Effect: The Methuss can't be properly repaired in Shangri-la, and the Zeta is a nightmare for anyone else but Kamille to pilot when the series starts, so whenever she does sortie early on in the series, she ends up taking much more of a beating against lesser pilots.

    Torres and Saegusa 

Voiced by: Kenta Abe (Torres)

  • Ascended Extra: Torres was largely a background character in Zeta but steps up as a more important supporting cast member in ZZ.
  • Commander Contrarian: Torres takes on this role vis a vis Beecha stepping up to the captain's role.
  • Killed Off for Real: Appears to be played straight, but ultimately averted - Saegusa gets seriously injured at the hands of Yazan's commandeered PMS in episode 2, and disappears from the series for almost its entire runtime, only recovering in the last episode, shown in a crowd shot bidding farewell to Judau and Roux.
  • Love Hurts: Poor Torres.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Saegusa, with pretty much no protection, takes a direct hit from a mobile suit. Fa and Judau write him off, but he does end up surviving, though it still puts him out of commission for almost the entire series.
  • Older and Wiser: Torres steps into this position after Bright's departure with his age and experience giving him an edge over Team Gundam.
  • Properly Paranoid: When they take onboard a refugee ship that was under attack Torres is suspiscious of them, feeling that Neo Zeon is sneaking a spy onboard through them. The psychic Sarasa agrees with him, sensing a dark aura from the refugees. Haman is disguised amongst them.
  • Those Two Guys: Torres and Saegusa were this at the beginning of the series and Torres forms this dynamic with Keithron at the end. They tend to be tertiary characters, commenting on the situation and lending a hand. Though in both scenerios, Torres is the more prominent one.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Torres has taken one since Zeta.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Torres does this to Cecilia after she demand he leaves the Argama crew and run away with her.
  • Would Hit a Girl: Torres hits two girls in one episode, in fact; Chara and Cecilia.

    Shinta and Qum

Voice Actors: Chika Sakamoto (Shinta) & Mayumi Shou (Qum)

Two orphans from Earth that have tagged along with the Argama for a few months by the series start. While they were originally quite childish and in the way in the last series, seeing war and its effects up-close has prompted them to mature a bit and pick up more slack on the ship when they can.

  • Older and Wiser: The two were downright bratty during the last series, but a combination of the loss of many of the Argama's crew during the Gryps conflict and seeing what happened to Kamille has motivated them to try and take after Fa and pick up some of the slack.


    Haman Karn 

Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara

The leader of Axis' Neo-Zeon movement, regent to Mineva Lao Zabi, and a one-time associate of Char Aznable, the tyrannical Haman Karn was the real winner of the Gryps Conflict, which saw the near destruction of the AEUG, and the annihilation of the Earth Federation's Titans. As of the start of the series, she is poised to conquer the Earth Sphere for her own purposes.

  • Ace Pilot: One of the few aces to survive the Gryps Conflict and make it into ZZ, she reconfirms her status as such several times over the course of the Neo-Zeon War. Her style is a hybrid of Sniper and Plugger, due to her reliance on Attack Drones and her highly tactical mindset.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Haman's suicide, after Judau forces her to realise she is the villain, is quite sad.
  • Anti-Villain: She's far more sympathetic than any previous Universal Century Big Bad, due to her traumatic past, her Pet the Dog moments and her inner turmoil.
  • Archenemy: To Judau, due more to their mutual attraction than their enmity.
  • Attack Drone: Her Qubeley is the first mobile suit to employ fin funnels, an array of autonomous lasers controlled through a psycommu system.
  • Badass Cape: Most certainly a badass, and her Requisite Royal Regalia gives her a much longer cape compared to the one she normally has one.
  • The Baroness: Sexpot variation, complete with a crush on Judau.
  • Becoming the Mask: Inverted. On paper she is and always been nothing more than Mineva Zabi's regent, and in Zeta she never let herself forget it. Since coming out on top of the Gryps War she's thrown that caution to the wind, embracing the ornate regalia traditionally reserved only for the Zabi royalty themselves and making it clear to everyone that Mineva is nothing more than her puppet. Enough of the rank-and-file disliked that enough for Glemy Toto to split her forces right down the middle when he rebelled against her.
  • Big Bad: Axis' tyrant, the sole survivor of Zeta's Big Bad Duumvirate and the primary antagonist of the series from start to finish.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: During the later episodes Glemmy Toto challenges her position, leading to a split in the ranks.
  • Broken Bird: So much so that when she meets her first genuine idealist in years, she alternates between trying to manipulate him, killing him, and making out with him.
  • Byronic Hero: A female example, but she checks most of the boxes. However, she only embodies the "introspective" part after she meets Judau, who forces her to re-examine her worldview.
  • The Chessmaster: Played straight and then deconstructed. She's spent years planning for war against the Federation, and when it comes to outwitting the Obstructive Bureaucrats who run it, she's second to none. Unfortunately, she's not nearly as talented at responding to dissent from within her own ranks, which allows Glemy Toto to rob defeat from the jaws of her Near-Villain Victory.
  • Cult of Personality: Both uses the Zabi family cult for her own ends, and has one built up around herself, with young officers being indoctrinated with lessons on her brilliance.
  • Custom Uniform: Like with most Zeon aces, she has her own custom piloting jumpsuit that's purple with gold accents. What's surprising in her case is that the final episode is the only time she's ever worn it. The last time she was in the cockpit was in the ending of the last series, and she was justifiably confident enough to fly without it.
  • The Cynic: Haman refuses to believe that people can accomplish anything positive. Judau's insistence otherwise is another part of why she's so curious about him.
  • Dating Catwoman: Her complicated relationship with Judau.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: Haman doesn't have a lot of standards left, following her experiences with Char, and her disillusionment with humanity. If she ever had any ideals they are long since dead, replaced by a determination to rule the world no matter what.
  • The Dreaded: The first time a Qubeley is seen deployed in ZZ, it scares the pants off of Bright Noa, the one remaining guy on the Argama crew who'd seen the model and knew it was Haman's personal unit.
  • Driven to Suicide: She eventually decides to take this route rather than live on in defeat.
  • Ephebophile: She is twenty-one and has feelings towards the fourteen year-old Judau. The reasons are very, very complicated.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Is disgusted by Mayor Stampa's trying to murder the men of the Argama just so he can take their women.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Haman is unable to really understand why Judau is fighting against her.
  • Evil Chancellor: To the nominal ruler of Zeon, the seven-year-old Princess Mineva Zabi. Or not, as it turns out.
  • Evil Redhead: It's more of a purple but the effect is largely the same.
  • Fatal Flaw: Despair. She could have been one of the Universal Century's greatest heroes, but due to sheer disillusionment with humanity she turned against them. The same thing led to her death. Militarily speaking, her duel with Judau was a draw, but after having failed to defeat his principles, she gave up and killed herself.
  • Femme Fatalons: Drawn with them in a few official artworks, though oddly she never features them in the series proper.
  • Glorious Leader: Of Axis. Despite her claims to be only Mineva's regent, Haman's still set up a strong personality cult centred around herself, and rules as absolute dictator. She also claims to be fighting for the goal of restoring Zeon to its former glories, crushes all dissent, and uses militaristic imagery and symbolism to keep her position, hitting all the classic hallmarks of this trope.
    • Ironically, Glemy's rebellion proved that Haman wasn't quite so glorious to her men as other Gundam examples of this trope. Had her support base been more solid he wouldn't have gathered nearly as much traction as he did.
  • Highly-Conspicuous Uniform: Most Zeon and Neo-Zeon dress uniforms are as fabulous as they come, but Haman's costume (complete with the intricate headdress) has become memetic on some level as well.
  • Honor Before Reason: Refuses to use too many of her Qubeley's funnels in the final battle against Judau, reasoning that such tactics would be unfair, though she had no problem doing this to anybody else.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: Oddly enough for the woman who was always a step ahead of Jamitov Hymen in Zeta, she makes the exact same mistake he did in taking a talented but treacherous upstart under her wing.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Her central philosophy.
  • I Gave My Word: Keeps her word when she gives it, though this doesn't happen often, and always on her terms.
  • Impractically Fancy Outfit: She's traded out the practical and simple outfit she wore in Zeta in favor of an elaborately ornate costume befitting a queen, complete with ostentatious tiara.
  • Improbable Age: She's twenty-one years old as of the start of the series, and already de facto dictator of Axis and a major threat to world peace and stability. It's revealed in supplementary material that this is one of the biggest reasons she is the way she is - she had to grow up incredibly fast after having way too much responsibility dumped on her in the Decadent Court of Axis.
  • Iron Lady: Haman's spine is made of tempered steel.
  • Lady of War: She is refined and sophisticated, yet also has cast-iron nerves and is one of the most deadly combatants in the series.
  • The Leader: Of Axis/Neo-Zeon. She's a Type IV, holding the dictatorship together with her own charisma and cult of personality. Ultimately it isn't enough, and her Zeon collapses from within.
  • A Lighter Shade of Black: At one point, she tries to present herself to Judau as this to set up an Enemy Mine, presenting herself as an Evil Chancellor who doesn't believe what she preaches, while calling Glemmy Toto a psychotic monster. Judau rejects her argument.
  • Lonely at the Top: A big part of why she's drawn to Judau. "Silent Voice", the second OP, is very heavily implied to be sung from her perspective.
  • Manipulative Bastard: She's as good at politics as mobile suit piloting, which leads to a lot of this.
  • Misanthrope Supreme: Plans to grind the world under her jackbooted heel because Humans Are Bastards and have it coming.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: If you buy that her last name should be Khan. She also shares a name with Haman of the Book of Esther, who tried to talk a Persian king into massacring the Jews.
  • Near-Villain Victory: If not for Glemy Toto's rebellion, her Axis would have won the war, which would have changed the landscape of the Universal Century for decades to come.
  • Nerves of Steel: At one point, Judau throws a punch at her... whilst she's on foot, and he's in a mobile suit with metre-long blades for fingers. The blades stop about an inch from her nose. She doesn't even blink.
  • Not So Stoic: After she shoots Leina, Judau's rage is enough to cause her to burst into tears and flee for her life. Given the other stuff she shrugs off in the series (see Nerves of Steel above), this says less about her and more about just how utterly terrifying a pissed-off Newtype can get.
  • Not-So-Well-Intentioned Extremist: Haman Karn says at one point that she believes humanity will eventually destroy itself in war without her as an absolute dictator to ensure they cannot fight against each other. At other times, however, she makes it clear that that's part of her Cult of Personality, she doesn't really believe in it, and that she really doesn't care about humanity in general. While her goal is to rule humanity, even she doesn't seem to know why.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has one after she accidentally shoots Leina and the psychic manifestation of Judau's rage proceeds to try and melt her brain.
  • Pet the Dog: A retroactive example. It turns out that Mineva Zabi, the seven-year-old puppet who she's apparently been heartlessly manipulating throughout the war, is actually a Body Double. The real Mineva hasn't been seen since the end of the Gryps Conflict, and Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn confirms that she spent her childhood in safety and obscurity. It seems the calling-out she got from Char during Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam had an impact after all.
  • Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype, and an immensely powerful one at that, having faced down the absolutely frightening Kamille and Scirocco in the previous show, and come out alive and mentally intact. During her final battle with Judau, her powers are able to stop a direct hit from the Double Zeta's mega-particle cannon, despite it being empowered by the combined psychic might of Judau Ashta, Kamille Bidan, and the dead Newtypes from the Gryps Conflict. Her Qubeley is damaged from the attack, but still fully functional.
  • Purple Is Powerful: She has purple eyes, and is both one of the most powerful Newtypes and one of the best pilots of any era, as well as being the Big Bad.
  • Regent for Life: Officially Haman is only Mineva's regent. In practise she's the real leader of Axis and everybody knows it.
  • Requisite Royal Regalia: Now that Neo-Zeon has taken the spotlight, she often dresses in a way that's more befitting of a leader, ditching her mostly-black, subdued wardrobe for flashier clothes with gold trim and a headpiece.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: Her Neo-Zeon regalia.
  • Spell My Name with an S: The official English translation is Karn, but Khan and Kahn have also been used.
  • Take Over the World: Plans to overrun the Earth Sphere in the name of Zeon.
  • Unusual Weapon Mounting: The Qubeley's tail-mounted attack drones give it a very insectoid appearance.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Once upon a time, long, long ago.
  • Villainous Crush: Has a truly warped one on Judau. Given that he's got most of Char's good qualities—and reminds Haman of what she was like at his age—this isn't really surprising.
  • Villainous Legacy: Haman lays claim to the legacy of the Principality of Zeon and the Zabi family in particular.
  • Villainous Valor: Haman will lead from the front or put herself at risk without hesitation if it's needed, will face down Humongous Mecha on foot to prove her reading of someone's character and not even blink, and when she's got a reason to fight a duel, she'll fight fairly and honorably.
  • We Can Rule Together: Tries this on Judau when he opposes her reign though he rebukes the offer.
  • We Have Reserves: Notes after Mashymre's death that "all this means... is that the number of resources available to me has decreased by one"... though her tone of voice suggests that she's trying to convince herself of that.
  • Woman Scorned: Downplayed trope. Haman and Char never actually had a relationship - she just crushed badly on him in the years after the One Year War, and it's heavily implied he let her down somehow. She doesn't act out in direct consequence to any spurned feelings, but it's part of what makes her so cold in the present.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Makes it clear to Judau that she'll order Mineva killed, along with him, if he tries to take her away. Judau backs down because he realizes that Haman isn't bluffing.

    Mashymre Cello 

Voiced by: Kenyū Horiuchi

"Lady Haman. I will prove myself worthy of this rose."

A newly minted Neo-Zeon commander with a crush on Haman Karn and an overdeveloped sense of fair play, Mashmyre attempts to capture the Argama early in the show, while still hoping to avoid civilian casualties, and win the colonies over to Haman. Honourable, honest, and in way over his head, he is slowly broken by the progression of the war.

  • Ace Pilot: Much like Judau he starts off as a fairly mediocre pilot (contrasting his crewmates even shoddier performance) before growing into his role as a tougher fighter and leader. When he becomes a Cyber-Newtype he basically becomes one of the toughest Neo-Zeon pilots in the show.
  • Agent Peacock: Is flamboyant and massively overdramatic, but can outfight anybody who isn't Judau.
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: When he leaves his ship in Chara's command and returns to Axis, the only visibly glad of his departure while he's pulling out is Glemy.
  • Anti-Villain: Pretty much the only reason the Argama crew have a chance against him at first is because of his sense of fair play and desire to avoid civilian casualties. His contribution to the Dublin colony drop essentially breaks him; and he's the only one of the Zeon admins behind it that regrets the atrocity.
  • Bad Boss: Becomes this after crossing the Despair Event Horizon, even ordering the assassination of a mutinous subordinate during a battle.
  • Benevolent Boss: Cares greatly for his men in the early parts of the show, with his few moments of carelessness easily explained by his clueless naivete. That is before he went nuts...
  • Cultured Badass: Despite being a bad guy he's honorable & a gentleman, both in & out of the battlefield. After becoming broken thanks to everything that happened in the war, he drops the honorable & a gentleman part.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Having to command the Dublin colony drop pushed him over this - he even gives away Haman's rose, claiming he's no longer worthy of it.
  • Detachment Combat: Essentially, this is what makes the Hamma Hamma so dangerous - much like the One Year War's Zeong, its hands can be sent out on wires and remote-controlled, allowing it to blast you from almost any direction.
  • Determinator: Mashymre is a driven man and where that drive comes from changes in the series but it never goes away. To quote Judau:
    "He's really dedicated, and thus a pain in the ass."
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Once failed to register a lecture on tactics from Haman because he was too busy staring at the dictator of Neo Zeon's cleavage.
  • The Dragon: Tries to become Haman's. By the end he and Chara are her Co-Dragons.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: Terrifies Ple-2 and Rakan Dahkaran and provokes an actual emotional response from Haman Karn, while taking several of his killers with him.
  • Ensign Newbie: As green as the grass at the start of the series, much like his foes on Shangri-La.
  • Honour Before Reason: His early-series personality in a nutshell.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: His posturing over Haman and obsession with fair play never quite bear fruit against the pragmatic Argama crew, though it is those qualities plus desire to avoid civilian casualties that make him sympathetic compared to Rakan and Glemmy. His transition to being a Cyber-Newtype takes away the "Ineffectual" part.
  • I've Come Too Far: Regards the Dublin Colony Drop as his own personal Moral Event Horizon. He hates himself for what he did, but knows that after that, there is no going back.
  • Knight In Shining Armour: He thinks he is this, though in practice he is more of a bumbling knight.
  • Lady and Knight: He wants to be the Knight In Shining Armour to Haman's Lady. He fails, but as the series progresses, he manages to become her Black Knight.
  • Large Ham: Easily the hammiest character in the series.
  • Laughably Evil: Judau bests him time after time, with Mashymre's dignity in tatters. But later...
  • Lightning Bruiser: Whilst the Hamma Hamma and Zaku III aren't quite on the level of demented monstrosities like the Queen Mansa and Doven Wolf, they are still very dangerous opponents in his hands so they qualify for this trope.
  • Love Martyr: Hopelessly in love with Haman. It didn't work out too well for him - see Tragic Villain, below.
  • Mr. Imagination: Constantly gets distracted by flashbacks to Haman's lectures on Axis. They probably didn't happen the way he thinks they did.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Remains loyal to Haman Karn irrespective of how many lines she crosses, or forces him to cross.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: After the Dublin Colony Drop.
  • Shoo Out the Clowns: Mashmyre starts off as an Ineffectual Sympathetic Starter Villain. Then he gets Put on the Bus for a long time. When he finally returns, the Cerebus Syndrome has gone into full force and he's no longer a comical villain.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: On his second uniform.
  • Something about a Rose: Inverted. He carries around and is constantly fixated on a varnished rose that Haman gave to him prior to the series' start, but rather than play up any possible sex appeal, it only highlights his lack of grace and failure to live up to any romantic ideals he has.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Mashymre is his official English name, though "Mashymyre" and "Mashmyre" have been used in unofficial translations.
  • Superpower Meltdown: Overloads his Cyber-Newtype abilities, blowing up his suit, along with a captured Doven Wolf.
  • Taking You with Me: After he gets caught in a shocking wire trap that is about to destroy him and his MS, he pulls one of the enemy wires to bring one close enough to crush the mobile suit's head and hangs on while his MS explodes.
  • Thinks Like a Romance Novel: A big part of his characterization at the start. Mashmyre is a romantic through and through and envisions himself as a shining knight in Axis guiding his men down a path of chivalry and winning the favor of his lady Haman.
  • Took a Level in Badass: After becoming a Cyber-Newtype, he becomes a genuinely dangerous pilot, able to fight Ple-2 to a draw despite the amazing power of her Queen Mansa mobile suit. The upgrade doesn't do his sanity any good, though.
  • The Tragic Rose: Mashmyre's iconic rose played a role in his introduction as a major symbol of his loyalty to Haman (who gave it to him) and his romantic notions of Zeon, an ideology he tried to spread through heroic acts and benevolence. His return features his first scene giving the Rose away to Illia, ashamed of actions in Dublin and viewing himself as no longer worthy of the flower. The flower is later destroyed in the same episode when Illia's cockpit depressurizes. She gives it back to him and the sight of the destroyed rose crushes him.
  • Tragic Villain: Started off as a naive but good-hearted young man, but his puppyish devotion to Haman led him to do horrible things to himself and other people until he was merely a broken, nihilistic shell of a human being.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: After he gets upgraded to an Artificial Newtype.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: An Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain in a military sci-fi tragicomedy who thinks he's the hero of an Arthurian romance. Predictably, it doesn't end well for him.

    Chara Soon 

Voiced by: Hazuki Kadoma

Sent to keep an eye on Mashmyre, Chara Soon takes over command of the Endra when he is recalled to Axis. One-part valley girl and one-part Axe-Crazy, she is an unpredictable adversary whose intelligence and competence seems to vary depending on the day.

  • '80s Hair: Looks like she came straight out of a Hair Metal band.
  • Anime Hair: She wouldn't have looked out of place in Jem and the Holograms.
  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Especially when piloting a mobile suit.
  • Beautiful Lech: She keeps trying to seduce Bright, Judau, and any other male who crosses her path. She usually ends up making them deeply uncomfortable instead.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite her nuttiness, she's actually the most competent pilot in Mashmyre's force (not that that's saying much), and in concert with Mashmyre, is able to bring down Judau in the Zeta Gundam. Later, she makes an excellent showing against Ple-Two's Queen Mansa while cackling like a lunatic.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She makes the average Cyber-Newtype look normal. Then she gets turned into one herself. It doesn't help.
  • Co-Dragons: She and Mashmyre share the job of being Haman's Dragon by the end.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: Her behavior when piloting a mobile suit is highly suggestive.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: She holds off the Ple clones to allow Judau and Haman to have their final confrontation at the cost of her life. She also grabs a hold of one of the Ple clone's MS to take one with her when her MS explodes.
  • Eye Scream: During her escape attempt, she threatens to gouge Cecilia's eyes out if the others don't back off.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Loses her life against the Ple clones to let Judau and Haman fight each other.
  • Friendly Enemy: Her time as a prisoner of the Argama made the crew to look her as one, even when she escaped, Judau still cared for her even when they fought each other. It's implied that Chara feels the same way, though her Cyber-Newtype mind programming prevents it from fully manifesting.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: She throws a spear like a javelin and nails a mech in the butt in the Moon Moon arc. It's a huge target, but you have to wonder whether a Zeon officer would be trained for something like this.
  • Marshmallow Hell: Chara simply cannot keep her breasts to herself. She first does this to Gottn when she's getting the idea to steal the ZZ, then later to Judau on two separate occasions, showing that this is her way of being affectionate. Doing this to someone temporarily undoes some of her conditioning as a Cyber-Newtype.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She is the female character with the most Fanservice-y scenes.
  • Orgasmic Combat: She's as excited as she is terrified of piloting, and once a battle is well underway, she'll take the time to unzip her uniform enough to reveal her cleavage.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Kyara Soon or Chara Soon?
  • Stripperiffic: For some reason, all the Neo Zeon personnel we see get turned into Cyber-Newtypes end up wearing much less afterwards, but it's particularly pronounced with her.
  • Talkative Loon: When in a mobile suit cockpit. Initially, it's due to acute space-sickness. Later, it's... not.
  • Token Evil Teammate: For the time she's on the Argama as a prisoner.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her initial opinion on piloting mobile suits - she gets space-sick very easily. Her opinion make a complete 180, though, after she discovers that it was just wearing a pilot suit that was making her ill.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Turned into a Cyber-Newtype later on in the series and she's even less reasonable than before.
  • Womanchild: During her tenure as a prisoner aboard the Argama, Chara's immaturity gets highlighted. She spends most of it childishly bickering with Shinta and Qum.

    Glemmy Toto 

Voiced by: Tsutomu Kashiwakura

"My mama once told me... that to be a man I must prove my aggressiveness to a woman."

A 17-year old pilot in Mashmyre's squadron who first sees combat when the Endra pursues the Argama out of Shangri-La, Glemmy is an affable, easily distracted teenager who quickly develops an enormous crush on Roux Louka after capturing her early in the show. He's also a Manipulative Bastard with the blood of Gihren Zabi himself running through his veins, and has ambitions of his own where Neo-Zeon's leadership is concerned.

As one might gather from the write-up, Glemmy is a Walking Spoiler. Read with caution.

  • Adaptational Villainy: He was bad in the anime, but the manga adds a whole new list of crimes to his rapsheet, while ommitting his good points.
  • Ambition Is Evil: His desire to overthrow Haman slides him over to the "less sympathetic villain" box compared to her.
  • Apocalypse Hitler: He's a clone (maybe) of Gihren Zabi, the UC's equivalent of Hitler, and he manages to make an already horrific war worse by adding a civil war element and armies of clones to it. Justified as he was given power by Haman and then used that to gain even more.
  • Archenemy: One could make a fairly convincing case that he's Roux Louka's. From shortly after his first appearance the two of them share a connection, and their paths continuously cross, with Glemmy obsessing over Roux and Roux trying to shake off Glemmy, until Roux kills Glemmy in the end.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: The Totos were Zeonic nobility; their seats at Zum City's Opera House were only a few boxes down from the one reserved for the Zabi family. They're still very rich, a fact that works to Glemmy's advantage. And that's without getting into who his real "father" may have been.
  • Bad Boss: Glemmy's a user. Once you don't a have a use anymore, you're gone.
  • Bastard Bastard: Is either Gihren's clone or his son. Either way he's illegitimate and either way he's a bastard in every sense of the word.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: Competes with Haman for title of overall series' Big Bad.
  • Bigger Stick: Not a great pilot. When he climbs into advanced mechs like the Bawwoo and Queen Mansa that doesn't matter very much.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Glemmy comes across as a silly, empty-headed Upper-Class Twit, but he's actually one of Neo-Zeon's most cunning and ruthless strategists.
  • Char Clone: Blonde-haired mastermind? Chillingly cold manipulator? Lots of little girls? Judau might have gotten Char's good qualities, but Glemmy got his bad ones.
  • The Charmer: He's able to charm most people he meets, either by getting them to see him as a) likeable or b) totally harmless. He is neither.
  • The Chessmaster: Unlike just about everyone else in this show, Glemmy has his act together. He has a plan, he has a goal, and he has pawns that he can put to use to accomplish them.
  • Cloning Blues: Not only did he clone Ple, he himself may be a test tube baby with the DNA of Gihren Zabi in his blood.
  • Clones Are People, Too: He and Gihren have the same charisma, evil, and manipulative ability, but the similarities stop there.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Intentionally targets the ZZ Top in an attempt to keep the ZZ Gundam from forming.
  • Composite Character: Take Char's worst qualities. Now, throw Gihren Zabi into the mix, and add a dash of evil teenager tropes for good measure.
  • The Coup: Attempts to launch one against Haman, using his claims to Zabi lineage to get the people and the military behind him.
  • Cult of Personality: Exploits the Zabi family cult in order to launch his Military Coup.
  • Cultured Warrior: Tries to project this image, buying Leina fancy clothes, teaching her proper ettiquette and how to play the violin and the piano, but it's undermined by his childishness and the fact that he's creeping on a twelve-year-old.
  • Custom Uniform: The blue and red getup he wears later in the series is quite distinct from the usual Neo-Zeon uniforms.
  • Death by Irony: In the anime, he is killed by Roux, the girl he had a crush on. In the manga, however, it is Judau who kills him off.
  • Despotism Justifies the Means: He seeks to recreate the Zabi dictatorship over Zeon, and eventually, the world and doesn't care what lines he'll have to cross to do so.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Glemmy remains eerily calm and/or cheerfully enthusiastic for most of his appearances, no matter what sort of crimes he is currently engaged in.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Towards every superior officer he serves under. They all know he has his own agenda, yet he's a consistently effective subordinate, which results in his being handed more and more power.
  • Enemy Civil War: Triggers one when starting his coup. Ironically, if he hadn't done this, Neo-Zeon might have actually won.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Doesn't like it when August and the Blue Team launch an attack on a civilian village, because it won't actually help the war effort. Glemmy might not have a problem with war crimes, but he does seem to resent pointless ones.
  • Evil Is Bigger: The Queen Mansa, one of the largest mobile suits of the UC timeline.
  • Evil Mentor: To Leina, Elepo Ple, and Ple-2. He tries to turn Leina into the poster girl for Neo-Zeon, complete with violin and etiquette lessons, and turns the Ple's into blindly loyal killing machines while acting as a parental figure.
  • The Evil Prince: Seems intent on reliving Gihren's life, including betraying the sovereign.
  • Eviler than Thou: With Haman late in the show.
  • Expendable Clone: How he treats the Ple's, plotting to create an entire army of them.
  • Face Death with Dignity: Calmly accepts his death once he realises that it's Roux who has shot him.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: See the pretty boy up there? Arguably the most depraved villain in the show.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Is revealed as this as the show progresses.
  • Fights Like a Normal: He's such a low-level Newtype that his Psychic Powers are all but irrelevant.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: "Glemmy Toto" isn't exactly the most terrifying name out there. Be honest—how many of you ended up picturing the dog from The Wizard of Oz the first time you heard the name?
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Goes from being a joke pilot in a joke squadron led by a joke commander to arguably the true Big Bad of the show.
  • Glorious Leader: Is aiming to replace Haman as Axis' tyrant, and espouses a version of Gihren Zabi's philosophy that posits that he, and not Mineva, is the true heir to the Zabi throne.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Thanks to the defecting Beecha and Mondo's "info", he thought Judau and Roux were an item early in the anime, and went into a jealous rage. May be Hilarious in Hindsight as they do end up together in the end.
  • Happily Adopted: From what we can tell, his adoptive family is supportive.
  • Hidden Depths: And how. As the spoilers on this page would indicate, there's a whole lot more to Glemmy than meets the eye.
  • Highly-Conspicuous Uniform: Even by Neo-Zeon standards. Red and blue are not subtle.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Has a huge crush on Roux, which she scornfully and thoroughly ignores...unless it serves her purposes, of course.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Horrifically subverted. Underneath those pretty blue eyes and dopey facade, he is a screaming mass of anger and ambition.
  • Lack of Empathy: A major part of his character - for instance, when it seems he's lost Leina and Ple, his first thought is annoyance at how many hours he wasted training them. It's also what makes his pursuit of Roux so creepy - he basically sees her as a possession to be obtained, rather than an actual person.
  • Laughably Evil: He's initially like this in the anime - he's still not a nice guy, but he isn't particularly threatening. The manga plays him more seriously from the start.
  • Love at First Sight: With Roux for a given value of love.
  • Love Makes You Dumb: Whenever Roux is involved, Glemmy's brain goes on vacation. She's more than happy to take advantage of this. Subverted when he pretends to be giving into one of these bouts, and instead manipulates her right back.
  • Lust: For power. Then again, his obsession with Roux, and creepy behaviour around Leina and the Ples would seem to indicate that the sexual variety is also present.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays on the Federation's greed, Roux's belief that he's an idiot, the Ple's need for a parental figure, and Haman's desire for somebody to trust at various points.
  • Mighty Glacier: Pilots the Queen Mansa, an overblown version of the Psycho Gundam & one of the most dangerous Mobile Suits in all of UC with a Brainwashed and Crazy Ple-Two as co-pilot.
  • Military Coup: Glemmy's attempt at this succeeds partly because of popularity with the Axis civilians, but mainly because he has secured the support of powerful factions within the Axis military, most notably Rakan Dahkaran.
  • Mook Promotion: Begins the show as just another pilot in Mashmyre's squadron. Ends the series as a competitor for the title of Big Bad.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: His attempt at a coup against Haman is essentially what saves the EF.
  • Noble Demon: Initially appears to be one. It rapidly becomes quite obvious that he isn't, and will in fact cross almost any lines in order to get what he wants.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Starts off as a likeable, somewhat ridiculous young man. He eventually turns against Haman and sparks a devastating Enemy Civil War, and that's after damn near killing Judau on a dozen occasions.
  • Parental Abandonment: By Gihren (and whoever else helped provide his DNA). His adoptive family seems to have been supportive though (if a bit screwed up in their views on relationships), which negates its usefulness as a Freudian Excuse.
  • Parental Substitute: To the Ple's. He makes a pretty awful one. Also to Leina, while she's under his care; he seems to be raising her as a daughter, with his dressing her up in fancy clothes, having her learn the piano, and presenting her to the other Neo Zeon elite.
  • Pet the Dog: He has a couple in the Blue Team 2-Parter. For all of his ideas on manipulating the titular squadron, he is grateful that Dido rescued him and is saddened by the man's death. He tries to stop the destruction of Galdai and fights against the Gundam Team to avenge Dido.
  • Psychic Powers: A low-level Newtype.
  • The Reveal: Episode 32: He's got genetic connections to the Zabis, an army of Ple clones in the storage unit of the Sandra, and plans to betray Haman and seize the reins of power for himself.
  • Rich Bitch: A male example, using his wealth to buy an officer's commission, and relentlessly showing off his cultured upbringing.
  • Rousing Speech: Seems to have inherited his genetic donor's gift for them, turning much of Neo-Zeon over to his side with one speech.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Neither are the sizeable shoulder pads.
  • Skyward Scream: At the end of Episode 29.
  • Smug Snake: In the manga, which turns his arrogance and viciousness up while leaving out most of his entertaining qualities.
  • The Sociopath: He's got many traits of ASPD in anime, though his genuine affection for Roux may spare him. The manga version is a straight example.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Starts out as just another would-be pilot, albeit one with a clear willingness to disregard the rules in order to win.
  • Spanner in the Works: His attempted coup d'etat pretty much saves the Earth Federation and the AEUG from Haman by splitting Axis-Zeon's forces.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Glemy, Glemmy?
  • Stalker with a Crush: To Roux, after she flirts with him to escape capture. It gets really creepy, really fast.
  • The Starscream: To Haman late in the show.
  • Stepford Smiler: One interpretation of many of his lines early on imply he's screaming inside as he forces smile after smile.
  • Take Over the World: Has his own aspirations in regards to ruling Axis and the Earth Sphere.
  • Teen Genius: A competent pilot, execllent schemer, and all around manipulative snake at 17.
  • Teens Are Monsters: At 17 he's a child-abuser, kidnapper and wannabe dictator.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Starts out as a joke. Becomes an exceptionally dangerous adversary by the end, though more in a political and military sense than a physical one.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Though whether he got more evil or simply revealed what was already there is a good question.
  • Transforming Mecha: The Bawwoo, which he flies for much of the show's first half.
  • Undying Loyalty: To the concept of Zeon as embodied by the Zabis. To individual rulers, not so much.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Subverted. He acts like it, but over the course of the series, it becomes clear that he's not nearly as much of a twit as he seems.
  • Uriah Gambit: Does it to August Gidan and Arias, sending them out to attack the Argama when they become a problem for him.
  • Villainous Crush: On Roux. She does not reciprocate, though she's not above using it to manipulate him. For his part Glemmy's not above using her expectations about how he'll act against her, either.
  • Villainous Legacy: Glemmy, like Haman, would like to claim the leadership of the Zeonic movement and the legacy of the Zabi family.
  • Walking Spoiler: Glemmy's hiding a lot, to say the least.
  • Warrior Prince: Claims descent from Zeonic royalty. Is a capable soldier and mobile suit commander.
  • Wicked Cultured: He is a stickler for etiquette, appreciates softer skills such as musical instrument proficiency, and the opera.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Especially in the manga, where he tries to kill Elpeo Ple in person. He also doesn't care at all how many ten year old girls die in his service.
  • You Cloned Hitler!: More of a You Cloned Gihren Zabi?!
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Callously abandons Elepo Ple when she fails to live up to his requirements, and plans to do the same to Ple-2.

    Elpeo Ple 

Voiced by: Chieko Honda

A Neo-Zeon Newtype girl raised to be an Ace Pilot, she is ordered to focus her attention on Judau Ashta early in the series. This backfires spectacularly when she decides she loves him (not in that way: she sees him as an older brother), and pulls a Heel–Face Turn. Despite her immaturity and incredible cheerfulness, she is rather mentally unstable and doesn't have much in the way of a moral compass.

  • Attack Drone: On the Qubeley Mark II.
  • Badass Adorable: She's an adorable child, but her conditioning makes her a formidable opponent.
  • Bird Run: "Purupurupurupuru..."
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: Glemmy tried it to get her under control. He didn't expect it to last. He was right.
  • Child Soldiers: A fine demonstration of why using these is a really terrible idea.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Judau. Given that she's ten (and not very mature for her age), the self-centredness is unsurprising.
  • Cute and Psycho: She hasn't really started to develop a moral compass yet. Being raised by Glemmy didn't help, and neither did being a Cyber-Newtype.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: During their battle with the monstrous Psyco Gundam Mk-II, she used her wrecked Qubeley to shield Judau from an incoming energy blast, then telekinetically hijacked the Psyco's reflector bits to fry it with its own guns. Needless to say, she didn't survive.
  • Enfante Terrible: Nothing is known about her past, and it's believed that she has been raised all her life to be a soldier.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Jumping out of the bathtub and Bird Running around Axis naked the moment she senses Judau's presence.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Judau and the crew get over her death very fast and she is barely mentioned afterwards.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Leina out of jealousy for her loving sibling relationship with Judau.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Started as Glemmy's secret weapon, but soon ended up joining Judau and the Argama.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Against Ple-2 and the Psyco Gundam.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Played with. She's innocent in a rather psychotic way.
  • It's All About Me: As a result of her upbringing and the experiments performed on her, Ple has a very dubious grasp on morality and the problems other people may have. Even as a hero, her selfishness can lead to dangerous and at times tragic consequences.
  • Little Miss Badass: Unstable though she may be, she does have quite a bit of legitimate skill at piloting.
  • Mysterious Past: It's never quite established who she was before Glemmy got his hands on her. Assuming she even was anybody to begin with.
  • Phlebotinum Girl: A Newtype pilot raised from birth to be a soldier. While she's not Judau's Love Interest (as much as she might want to be), she does become an adoptive sister.
  • Precocious Crush: On Judau. Despite being only ten years old, her pursuit starts off very aggressive, to the point where just sensing his presence within the colony is enough to have her leaping from her bath and running down the hall while barely dressed. The fact that she insists on addressing Judau as her big brother at the same time adds a layer of creepiness to her affection.
  • Psychic Powers: One of the strongest Newtypes in the series. She had help.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Ple is almost completely amoral, due to Glemmy's utter failure to raise her properly. She's only on the Gundam Team because she loves Judau.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Her full name is pronounced "Elpy Pull/Erupi Puru", which is meant as a homophone for "El People". Since neither half of the word "people" is phonetic, the official romanization "Elpeo Ple" is very unintuitive, and many English fans write her common name as "Puru".
  • Spirit Advisor: After her death, she still speaks to Judau and Ple Two, stiffening the former's resolve and breaking the latter's.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Resembles Mineva Zabi quite a bit due to technically being her cousin, as she was partially created from Gihren Zabi's DNA.
  • Super Soldier: She's a Cyber-Newtype.
  • Sweet Tooth: At her age, it'd probably be more unusual if she couldn't consume her body weight in ice cream at one sitting.
  • Troubling Unchildhood Behavior: All over the place. Glemmy is a lousy Parental Substitute.
  • Tyke-Bomb: It... didn't work out so well. She's the reason Glemmy uses hypnotic conditioning to brainwash his subsequent Newtype pilots.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: As a pilot and Newtype. She is, after all, ten years old.
  • With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: She's confirmed to be a Cyber-Newtype halfway through the series.

    Rakan Dahkaran 

Voiced by: Ryuusuke Oobayashi

"I'll make you part of the ruins, boy!"

A Neo-Zeon ace with a love of combat and no moral compass, Rakan is Axis' go-to man for the dirtiest of jobs. He eventually betrays Haman and sides with Glemmy's faction due to his belief that the latter is stronger.

  • Ace Pilot: A classic Steamroller.
  • Ambiguously Brown: He's got a rather Middle Eastern look. How dark his skin is tinted varies depending on the episode and the lighting—sometimes it's tanned, other times, nearly black.
  • Badass Normal: He's not a Newtype and he doesn't fly a Super Prototype. Good luck getting out alive anyway.
  • Bad Boss: Cares nothing for his troops, and in his first appearance, pulls a gun on a kid who questions his orders.
  • Beard of Evil: A fairly classic one actually.
  • Blade on a Stick: On the Dreissen.
  • The Brute: For Haman and then Glemmy. When Neo-Zeon has a situation that requires the application of force without empathy, Rakan is always their first call.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Rakan enjoys warfare, for the violence, and the adrenaline rush.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Gangs up on single enemies, shoots unarmed foes, stabs unsuspecting opponents in the back, and generally ignores the rules of chivalry that mean so much to commanders like Mashmyre.
  • Custom Uniform: A sleeveless grey one with shoulder pads, that looks almost nothing like the usual green or black uniforms sported by Zeon and Neo-Zeon commanders.
  • Elite Mooks: Leads the Doven Wolf squadron during the finale, which is made up of these.
  • Evil Is Not Pacifist: As a dedicated Colonel Kilgore, Rakan wants peace the way an alcoholic wants a glass of milk.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Compared to other male major antagonists' Mashymre and Glemmy's voices, he is one of the more dangerous opponents that Judau faces, enjoys violence, and goes out of his way to kill civilians in the Dublin Colony Drop.
  • Hero Killer: He's got a nasty reputation within Neo-Zeon and lives up to it. He takes out Hayato and Mashymre, fights two members of the Royal Guard and Chara at once killing one of the Guards, Lance, in their second encounter, and gives Judau several brutal fights.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side!: Which is why he switches to Glemmy's faction.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing stops Rakan. He will catch up to you, and he will finish the job.
  • Killed Off for Real: Judau finally finishes him off in their final duel by slicing his mobile suit & him in half using ZZ's beam sabers.
  • Kick the Dog: Guns down hospital ships and fleeing refugees and blows up bridges and roads during the Dublin Colony Drop operation, just to make sure nobody escapes the blast radius in time.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: For all that Rakan's addicted to violence, he's not foolhardy. When the situation turns against him, he inevitably makes a tactical retreat, returning to bedevil Judau another day.
  • Lack of Empathy: Rakan doesn't express an interest in anybody other than himself. He can kill noncombatants, betray his superiors, and send his men out to die, all without batting an eye or suffering any pangs of consience.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's got a fondness for big, fast, and heavily-armed suits. His first suit, the AMX-009 Dreissen, is a descendant of Zeon's infamous Dom family (read - a massive lump of armour with thermonuclear thrusters), and he only gets faster and more heavily armoured from there, starting with the Zaku III he flies in Episode 35. His final ride, the AMX-014 Doven Wolf is one of the toughest, quickest, and most manouverable suits to ever see mass production.
  • More Dakka: The Doven Wolf mounts more guns than some armadas.
  • Ramming Always Works: Orders his ship to ram the Argama in his first appearance.
  • Scary Black Man: Maybe. One of the more threatening-looking Neo Zeon members, with a personality to match.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Not that this is atypical for Neo-Zeon uniforms, but with his lack of sleeves it stands out.
  • The Sociopath: A high-functioning one, with his impulses firmly under control, but one nonetheless.
  • Sociopathic Soldier: Joined the army for the violence.
  • Sleeves Are for Wimps: His uniform (which we never see him out of) is sleeveless.
  • Turncoat: Goes over to Glemmy's faction.
  • Walking Armoury: His final mobile suit, the Doven Wolf.

    Ple- 2 

Voiced by: Chieko Honda

A child soldier and the first in a line of clones of Elpeo Ple, she has none of her original's cheerfulness or energy, and instead is cold and deadly serious. Raised solely to be a soldier, controlled via brainwashing, and treated more like a piece of equipment than a person, she also has had Cyber-Newtype enhancements, which sometimes lead to crippling headaches.

  • Ace Pilot: Which, when combined with piloting Super Prototype Newtype weapons makes her extremely dangerous.
  • Adorable Evil Minions: She and her sisters are Elpeo Ple's Evil Twin clones who work under Glemy Toto's orders. While they are proven dangerous and skilled pilots due to being Cyber-Newtypes, they still inherited Elpeo Ple's adorable face due to Ple still being a 10-11 year-old child.
  • Attack Drone: The Psyco Gundam II can detach its hands and head in a manner similar to the Zeong, and is also equipped with a set of reflector bits. The Qubeley Mk.II and Queen Mansa have the more traditional version.
  • Attack Reflector: The Psyco Gundam Mk.II's 'reflector bits', which let it redirect its own attacks as well as everyone else's. Then Ple hijacks them.
  • Badass Cape: Her Neo-Zeon uniform, as seen in the picture.
  • Bigger Stick: The Psyco Gundam Mk.II is far stronger than Ple's Qubeley. The Queen Mansa, similarly, overpowers Chara Soon's force, despite Chara being Ple's equal in skill.
  • Child Soldiers: She never had much of a childhood, though.
  • Clones Are People, Too: Has a markedly different personality from the original Ple. Glemmy still sees her as expendable though.
  • Cloning Blues: Despite being Elpeo Ple clones, Ple-2 and all her sisters have a very distinct personality. While Ple appears to be cheerful, hyper-active, loud and energetic, Ple-2 and her sisters appear to be cold, serious, and aggressive. While from the power Ple-2 and her sisters are equal but still able to defeat Ple and the other pure-Newtype, Ple-2 and her sisters proved to be so unstable and Ple still able to manage herself stable and focused like normal Newtype
  • Cute and Psycho: Emphasis on psycho.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Averted. In spite of Zeon's frequent use of the trope, all of Ple-2's suits have two eyes. The Qubeley Mk. II is an upgrade to Haman's (also two-eyed suit) and the Psyco Gundam Mk. II has the more typical Gundam face to it as befitting its origins as a Federation suit (even if the Titans, the one's who commissioned it, primarily utilized monoeyes). The Queen Mansa was built from her previous two mechs and keeps the two-eyed design.
  • David Versus Goliath: Her sortie in the Psyco Gundam Mark II against the Argama and it's badly damaged suits.
  • The Dragon: She is Glemmy's most capable asset against the Argama crew.
  • Enfante Terrible: Though it's not exactly her fault. Glemmy makes a lousy parental figure.
  • Evil Is Bigger: Pilots the salvaged Psyco Gundam Mark II, in contrast to Elpeo Ple's far smaller Qubeley Mark II. Later she upgrades to the Queen Mansa.
  • Evil Redhead: She has reddish-orange hair like Elpeo Ple.
  • Evil Twin: To Elpeo Ple.
  • Expendable Clone: How Glemmy views her.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Glemmy's death in the final moments of the anime, and right before she dies.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In the final episode she uses the last of her life force to pinpoint a place for the Nahel Argama to fire its beam cannon to open a hole for Judau to escape the Core 3 colony.
  • Hero Killer: You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but she's one of Neo Zeon's most dangerous weapons, giving the Argama's pilots a hell of a fight every time she sorties and killing Ple and Emary.
  • Kick Them While They Are Down: Her first battle involved a sortie against a damaged Argama that was just recovering from a brutal battle against Rakan Dakharan's forces. Both the Qubeley Mark II and ZZ were damaged, and in the case of the latter, almost out of ammo.
  • Knight of Cerebus: While she is indeed a sympathetic 10 year old Child Soldier with some standards, Ple-Two proves to be a formidable antagonist since she has none of Elpeo Ple's cheerful side, posesses more powerful Newtype powers, pilots two gigantic and powerful mobile suits, and is the person who is responsible for Elpeo Ple's death.
  • Little Miss Badass: Just as good a pilot as the original Ple, and with a dead-serious demeanor that makes her even more dangerous.
  • Naked on Arrival: How Glemmy stores her before her activation, further driving home that he sees her as a weapon rather than a human being.
  • Nipple and Dimed: When she's naked in storage.
  • Noble Demon: While she's cold and murderous, she has standards. She tends not to attack people who aren't a threat, and once orders a civilian released when she thinks that the latter isn't involved in anything and is being held unfairly.
  • Pet the Dog: She releases Rutina after deciding that the latter has nothing to do with any of the anti-Zeon activity going on.
  • Psychic Powers: Has powerful Cyber-Newtype powers. Unfortunately, her mind is not as powerful as her power.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: At her first debut, where she seen naked and sleep in incubation pods until she finally awakes in episode 36.
  • So Last Season: Averted by the Psyco Gundam Mark II which remains a force to be reckoned with, requiring nothing less then a Heroic Sacrifice to defeat.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Puru? It's Ple.
  • Super Prototype: The Psyco Gundam Mark II, Qubeley Mark II and Queen Mansa.
  • Super Soldier: A cloned Child Soldier who was created from Elpeo Ple by Glemmy.
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Mark II retains this status. The Queen Mansa likely qualifies as well.

    Gottn Goh 

Voiced by: Kōji Totani

The second-in-command aboard the Endra, Gottn is Surrounded by Idiots and knows it. Despite this, he demonstrates commendable loyalty to both Mashmyre and Chara, providing them both with much needed advice, and coming up with one scheme after another to take out the Argama.

  • Bad Boss/Benevolent Boss: A bit of both. He's very devoted to the soldiers under his command, but civilians like Beecha and Mondo don't fare so well.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: To Mashymre and Chara. He tries his best, but...
  • The Chew Toy: Gottn has the absolute worst luck.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: While Mashmyre was eccentric he often had an idea of when action is needed. Chara is downright spacey and Gottn is the one largely trying to keep her on task.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Fights far dirtier than his boss, Mashmyre - he doesn't care as much about civilian casualties, and will happily use hostages, ambushes, and human shields to further his plans.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: In a bit of a reversal from their usual roles he and Mashymre have differing reactions to the crew performing funeral rites for a trio of deceased pilots. Mashymre is largely dismissive of the whole affair finding it unnecessary and tedious especially because it's an Earth ritual. Gottn by contrast is a lot more supportive of the crew's choice of funeral.
  • Evil Genius: Is the planner behind the Endra's schemes against the Argama.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He tries to blow up the Argama with a bomb smuggled aboard a crowded civilian transport. Cecilia returns it to sender.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: He's a far more talented strategist and tactician than either of his commanding officers aboard the Endra, but shows commendable loyalty to them nonetheless.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Though he's much nastier and more competent than Mashymre, it's counterbalanced by his impressive loyalty and appalling luck.
  • Number Two: To Mashymre and then Chara.
  • Only Sane Man: Possesses much more sense than his superiors Mashymre and Chara on the Endra. The poor, poor guy.
  • The Straight Man: He plays this role towards Mashymre and Chara's more comical antics.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: He does care for his men, but it's impossible to deny that they're... not exactly the brightest sparks on Axis.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Axis.

    August Gidan 

Voiced by: Kōji Totani

A Neo-Zeon pilot assigned by Haman to keep an eye on Glemmy.

  • Ace Pilot: He's actually rather skilled.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Seems to be of Arabic descent. Or possibly Indian. It's hard to tell.
  • Badass Normal: He's an Oldtype and looks down at the idea that Newtypes are a superior breed of pilots viewing their abilities as no substitute for battle experience.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Glemmy Toto views him as a self-serving bastard. Just think about that.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side!: Reveals this to Glemmy, though it's left up in the air whether Glemmy believes him.
  • The Mole: A rare purely villainous example. Haman has him serve under Glemmy so she can keep an eye on him. It doesn't work.
  • Smug Snake: He oozes confidence, he makes snide remarks, he plots and schemes for his own advancement—and it all does very little for him in the end.
  • The Starscream: While nominally Glemmy's underling, he seeks to undermine him—and not just by spying on him for Haman. Further, as is ultimately revealed, he isn't even loyal to Haman, and winds up offering to betray her to Glemmy.

    Illia Pazom 

Voiced by: Kimie Sawaki

Mashmyre Cello's Number Two during the final quarter of the series, Illia is a dedicated young woman who serves as Mashmyre's mobile suit commander, and inherits his rose when he feels he is no longer worthy of it. She seems very dedicated to him but is actually one of Haman's agents, sent to keep an eye on him after his Cyber-Newtype enhancements.

  • Anti-Villain: Not too malevolent, but never wavers from her Axis allegiance.
  • Becoming the Mask: Downplayed. She's loyal to the mission Haman gave her, but seems rather fond of Mashmyre nonetheless, and tries to help him be a good commander.
  • Custom Uniform: Her white uniform is never see on any other character.
  • The Dragon: To Mashmyre, who in turn, acts as Haman's.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Her MS-14 ReGelgu, which can keep up with Judau and the Double Zeta.
  • The Mole: A spy for Haman.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: She kills Lt. Satou because of his insubordination and tries to rally his Schuzrum Dias squadron around his death to avenge him. The act actually seems to break their morale and with the AEUG fighters managing to reorganize, they lose the fight. Satou had also nearly landed a killing blow on the Nahel Argama's Bridge before she sniped him, inadvertently saving Beecha and the staff.
  • Number Two: Mashymre depends on her, and she is the one to advise him to pull back when he gets too in over his head.
  • The Remnant: Survives the war and goes onto join Char's Neo-Zeon.
  • Shoulders of Doom: Her ReGelgu suit is an upgrade to the Gelgoog and has massive shoulder armor built to hold engines within them.
  • Stripperiffic: Her costume, while not on the level of Chara Soon, is still revealing compared to others.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Just sort of disappears after Mashymre dies. The Moon Gundam manga confirms she survived the war and eventually joined Char's Neo Zeon.

    Dale, Danny, and Deune 

Danny Voiced by: Naoki Tatsuta

Deune Voiced by: Inaba real

A trio of Neo Zeon Pilots, Dale, Danny, and Deune pilot three experimental transformable Mobile Armors, the AMA-01X Jamru Fin.

  • Ace Pilot: Good enough to go up against the Nahel Argama and its suits and live to tell the tale. Unusually for Monster of the Week villains, Judau and his friends don't manage to kill them, only damage their suits enough to drive them off before they're reassigned to another theatre.
  • Aerith and Bob: Danny and Dale are fairly common in real life. Deune is less so.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: There's nothing particularly evil about them beyond the army they work for, and they matter-of-factly head off for another job at the end of their episode.
  • Recurring Element: A Terrible Trio of Ace Pilots following in the footsteps of the Black Tri-Stars and Yazan's Team. Like their predecessors, they're all equipped with identical suits.
  • Terrible Trio: While not quite as deadly as Dunkel, Ramsus, and Yazan, the 3-D team are nonetheless one of the more effective examples of the trope - and certainly one of the most durable.
  • Transforming Mecha: The Jamru Fins that they pilot transform from wide squat Mobile Armors to... wide squat Mobile Suits.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: After their first few encounters with the Nahel Argama they just kind of disappear. Three Jamru Fins are seen mobilizing under Mashmyre when the civil war breaks out, but that cameo is the last we see of them. The Moon Gundam manga shows that they made it out of the civil war alive and hooked up with Zeon Remnants.

    Nee and Lance Gylen 

Voiced by: Bin Shimada

A pair of twins that make up the Royal Guard. They debut in the final quarter of the series alongside a returning Chara Soon. The twins's loyalty to Zeon is absolute and they really do try to keep their eccentric superior officer under control. Nee pilots the AMX-117R Gaz-R while Lance pilots the AMX-117L Gaz-L both suits upgraded from Zeta's Galbaldy Beta.

  • The Comically Serious: They play this trope alongside Chara Soon's antics, at one point disguising themselves as bushes while following Rutina.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: They work for Neo Zeon as two major officers but don't have any solid acts of cruelty under them and they try to look out for Chara. It helps that by the time they were introduced the show had fallen into a full blown Enemy Civil War and they fought other villains rather than the heroes.
  • Praetorian Guard: The pair are Zeon elites often flanking Chara with their identical-looking mobile suits.


    Yazan Gable 

Voiced by: Hōchū Ōtsuka

One of the very few ex-Titans left alive after the Gryps Conflict, Yazan Gable was a former ace pilot who is now a impoverished and miserable refugee trying to survive on whatever essentials he can even procure in his new and hard life full of uncertainties. However, the unexpected arrival of the Argama spurs Yazan into a determined effort to get revenge on those who had ruined his reputation.

  • Villain Decay: Yazan literally got hit hard with this after narrowly avoiding Kamille's attempt to kill him. He was once a ruthless, sinister, and highly capable pilot who flew a cutting-edge Mobile Suit but now just comes off as being a comically incompetent nuisance who pilots an improvised and equally ridiculous-looking piece of junk.

    Kamille Bidan 

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita

While he survived the events of the last series, Kamille unfortunately begins the series comatose and plans are made for his hospitalization when the Argama is forced to dock at Shangri-La for repairs. Judau meets Kamille in the process, and ends up unlocking his newtype potential, eventually leading to his recruitment by Bright.

  • Belated Happy Ending: Zeta Gundam ended with Kamille having a complete mental shutdown after overexerting his newtype abilities. ZZ opens with Kamille in a near-unresponsive vegetative state and rather quickly writes him out of the story for understandable reasons. At the end of the series, with most of the major threats done away with, Kamille is finally returned to to good health and is seen running on a beach together with Fa with an unambiguously happy smile on his face in the final episode.
  • Dissonant Serenity: Upon sensing Judau’s newtype potential, what’s left of Kamille reaches out for Judau and does so with a smile despite technically being held at gunpoint, and in spite of still being very mentally and emotionally broken by the climax of the last series.
  • Mystical Waif: A Rare Male Example. He shares a surprising number of traits associated with the role—he first appears to Judau in the back of an ambulance with no explanation given to the latter, he jumpstarts Judau’s part in the story by sensing and unlocking his newtype potential, leading to Judau piloting the Zeta Gundam, is mostly seen with a blank expression thanks to his condition, and his safety is made an utmost priority when he goes missing in Dublin prior to the colony drop there.
    • Waif Prophet: Thanks to his amplified newtype sensitivity, he senses the impending colony drop but can do nothing to prevent it.
  • Psychic Powers: As a newtype, it’s a given, but in ZZ, Kamille’s abilities have arguably skyrocketed. In Zeta, Kamille, like most other newtypes, could only engage in psychic conversations with other newtypes when in close proximity via mobile suit battles. By the time of ZZ, he’s able to coordinate and direct Judau’s friends telepathically into rescuing Ple from dying when they’re all completely spread out over Dublin.
  • When He Smiles: Given what he’s gone through and the kind of emotionally volatile person he used to be, Kamille’s smile directed at Judau in the first episode comes off as quite a shock. But before leaving for Glasgow and leaving the fight in the hands of Judau and his friends, Kamille not only gives a genuine smile, but gives a small, soft assurance—showing he’s well on his way to recovery.
  • The Voiceless: Downplayed. As mentioned under Psychic Powers, he's able to telepathically coordinate the Gundam Team. After they've rescued Ple and met up with Fa, they find him sitting a rocky shore still as wistfully silent since the start of the show, meaning he's only telepathically articulate. In fact, beyond grunts and screams, we never actually SEE Kamille speak, and the one time he actually does, the camera's not pointed at him.


Voiced by: Junichi Kanemaru

A direct subordinate of the mayor of Shangri-la. In sharp contrast to most of the bureaucrats the Argama meets, he's a staunch supporter of the AEUG and spends his appearances helping the crew for as long as they're in Shangri-la.
  • Foil: To Cameron from Mobile Suit Gundam. While they look similar and are both bureaucrats in neutral colonies, Cameron is decidedly spineless for the majority of his appearances and when he shapes up, he does what he can without going against his colony's neutral stance. Chimatter makes it clear he admires and supports the AEUG while opposing Neo-Zeon, and outright defies his superiors in order to help the Argama make its getaway.
  • Good Is Not Soft: When helping the Argama escape Shangri-la, he ties up the people in charge of the gate out of the colony.
  • Nice Guy: Helps the Argama crew without worry about being paid and in defiance of his boss.


Voiced by: Yumi Mitani

"I musn't cry."

  • The Chew Toy: Cecilia takes quite a bit of abuse. After nearly being killed in some MS battles and intimidated by Gottn, Chara takes her captive with the threat to gouge her eyes out and proceeds to knock her around. She even get's a Bright Slap from Torres when she attemps to flee Granada.
  • The Cutie: Whenever she manages to stop crying, anyway.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: When she discovers she's been given a bomb instead of payment, she jumps off the passenger liner she's on and latches on to an Axis mobile suit and lets it carry the bomb, and her, away from the freighter to save innocent lives.
  • Hidden Depths: She spies for Neo-Zeon for payment. She's a Shrinking Violet and a crybaby who just wants to get out of Granada in one piece, and gets slapped when she tries to get her Love Interest to desert and run away with her. And then, when she realizes she's been given a bomb as payment, she sacrifices herself to carry the bomb away from a freighter full of civilians. In the clinch, she's far more of a hero than even she knew.
  • Kill the Cutie: See above.
  • Knight of Cerebus: The very rare non-villainous example. After her death, the series becomes more and more serious...
  • The Mole: She's a spy for Neo Zeon, and she gets harshly called out for it. And then...
  • Redemption Equals Death: See Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Shrinking Violet: She's rather weak-willed and prone to breaking out into tears.
  • Tender Tears: Lampshaded by the title of her episodes: Tearful Cecilia.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: Subverted, she very rarely gets physical.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: Her tension with Torres never goes anywhere.

    Emary Ounce 

Voiced by: Kayoko Fujii

  • Arms Dealer: She's the captain of the supplies base La Vie En Rose. And she dies when it's blown up.
  • The Captain: Of La Vie En Rose.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Bright, not knowing that he's married. She eases up on it later.
  • Senseless Sacrifice: The La Vie En Rose isn't a warship. Challenging the Queen Mansa when Puru Two wasn't looking for a fight was nothing less than suicide.
  • Soldiers at the Rear: She's a supply base captain, not a field commander, and her lack of field experience trips her up when she's forced to fly a resupply mission into a combat zone.
  • Spell My Name with an S: Emary or Emily ? This being Gundam, both are equally likely. The Blu-ray subtitles use Emary, some earlier reference works assumed "Emily".

    Sarasa and Rasara Moon 

Voiced by: Yuriko Yamamoto

  • Cain and Abel: The older dogmatic Sarasa instigates the conflict against her younger more heroic sister Rasara. Though after their initial appearence they go back to being friends.
  • Creepy Twins: Less than other cases, but still.
  • Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: One of the ways Sarasa is differentiated from her sister is the large amount of teal eyeshadow she wears. She's also the "evil" twin and the one who antagonises the protagonists in their first encounter with the Moon Moon Clan.
  • Kill the Cutie: Rasara dies tragically in her beloved Mondo's arms.
  • Miko: A fictional analogue, anyway, as the Moon Moon religion is drastically different from Shinto.
  • Mysterious Waif: While Rasara has some of these traits, Sarasa plays it much straighter. She has the mysterious and high minded air to her in contrast to her more grounded twin. It's especially prominent in their contrasts where Sarasa is much more mystical and aloof while Sarasa is more down to earth and interacts with the crew more.
  • Psychic Powers: They could be Newtypes, or just examples of Moon-Moon weirdness, but either way. Sarasa in particular knows exactly who and what Haman is when she meets her.

    Arrow Mellow 
One of the African fighters of the Blue Team, fighting to drive the "French" (Europeans, and by extension the Earth Federation) out of Africa.
  • Ace Pilot: He mows down multiple Mooks when they hit his Berserk Button, and manages to knock Elle out of the sky despite piloting a Gelgoog from the One Year War.
  • An Arm and a Leg: When trading shots with Elle in the MK II Elle wins by landing a straight shot through his Desert Zaku's legs, blowing them off; the explosion from the strike blowing off its right hand as well.
  • Badass Normal: Despite lacking Newtype powers of his own, he clashes against Elle, a nascent Newtype, in an aging suit from the One Year War.
  • Berserk Button: Endangering civilians, or betraying the cause of freedom.
  • Hero Antagonist: While he's fighting on Zeon's side, his only goal is to free his native continent from Federation oppression. Furthermore, he is absolutely unwilling to commit or tolerate war crimes, going so far as to shoot his fellow soldiers rather than let them kill a civilian.
  • Occupiers Out of Our Country: His motivation.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: And will shoot you if you do it.

    Dido Kaltoha 
Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata

The leader of the Blue Squad from the African Liberation Forces. Dido is Arrow's CO and rescued Glemmy in the desert in order to have him as a spy.

  • Ace Custom: Ple notes he pilots an Ace suit with Judau believing it's been heavily customized since it's a OYW Gelgoog.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: He rescues Glemmy and uses him as a spy believing Glemmy will share their goals of freedom. While he doesn't know Glemmy personally, he's basing this assumption off of Glemmy's allegiance to Neo Zeon which he believes will aid them in their fight against Federation occupation. Neo Zeon are the fanatical descendants of the faction that dropped a Colony on top of the Earth and killed millions.
  • Take Up My Sword: As he passes he bequeaths his mission to Glemy and Arrow receives his Gelgoog.

    Stampa Halloi 
Voiced by: Nishimura Tomomichi

The wealthy and powerful leader of the Neutral Tigerbaum Colony. Stampa has an eye for the finer things in life like wealth, women, mobile suits, and other luxuries. Upon the Nahel Argama's visit to his colony he has the ship impounded and expresses an interest in the female members of the crew.

  • Arc Villain: Of the Tigerbaum Arc. He's a more direct threat than Haman (who at that point was only trying to communicate with Judau) and the driving villain behind the protagonist's stay in Tigerbaum.
  • Dirty Coward: Happy to throw his weight around but unwilling to engage in a fight that could be out of his favor.
  • Dirty Old Man: Twelve wives and counting; he intended for Sasara and Rasara to round it out to 14. His lust is a major part of his motivation.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He's essentially a bully and his power comes from his wealth and position which let him walk all over his citizens. He spends much of "Rasara's Life" using his Z'Gok to terrorize unarmed people who can't fight back only to come up against the technologically superior Gundam Mk. II which he himself cannot fight back against.
  • Wolverine Claws: He utilizes the Z'Gok as his primary Mobile Suit, and its Iron Nails are its melee weapon.

Alternative Title(s): Gundam ZZ