League Militaire / Earth Federation
- Accidental Pervert: How many times does he go through Marshmallow Hell?
- Ace Pilot: Of mobile suits, para-gliders and hovercrafts. Uses all styles throughout the series, but prefers Bushwhacking.
- Badass Bookworm: The library is the first thing he visits, and his friends know it too.
- Break the Cutie: Victory is one long series of Break the Cutie moments for this poor kid.
- Clasp Your Hands If You Deceive: He joins the tips of his fingers when he won't tell two women from the shrike team who's prettier, amusingly enough.
- Chick Magnet: The number of older women who tease him is staggering... might be because the kid is a cute boy. They don't end well.
- Child Soldier: Trained by his own mother no less.
- Combat Pragmatist: Par excellence. He's arguably the smartest, most creative lead pilot in the franchise, using design features like the Victory three-part transformation system and the Wings of Light in astonishingly inventive ways.
- Cool House: His house looks like a simple wood house, but has a basement with a supercomputer (albeit an outdated one), spare electronic equipment, data banks filled with scientific, technological and historical information, a independent backup generator and finally a mobile suit simulator.
- Cool Pet: The badass Haro his Dad built for him, that doubles as a Killer Rabbit. After all, it can scare away enemies with machine gun noise, uppercut the ones who do get close, create bubbles that can be used as a holographic projector or protection from the vacuum of space and does grab Uso so that he doesn't fall to his death. Best of all though, it can pilot the Gundam.
- Determined Homesteader: Well he tries, but is forced to leave anyway.
- Guns Akimbo: He uses it correctly since he is trained to use both hands and he just uses the rifle closest to the target.
- Heroic BSoD : Due to the nature of this series, he suffers several of them. The most notable one is after he recovers his mom's helmet with her bleeding, severed head inside.
- I Know Mortal Kombat: Uso learned a lot about mobile suit technology, and trained on simulators that his dad left him, well before even getting into that Shokew.
- Improbable Age: Yes, he's a pilot at age 13. More or less justified because his mom designed his Gundam and because of his life in Kassarelia. Hell, Chronicle gets razzed a fair amount just because he kept getting beat by Uso.
- It's All My Fault: He is prone to believing he could have prevented someone's death, but he manages to get past these moment and it doesn't result in a Guilt Complex.
- Just a Kid: Takes advantage of this whenever he can.
- Lightning Bruiser: Both Gundams that he pilots are designed to be this, very fast & hard-hitting, even on their basic configurations. Of course this is taken Up to Eleven with the final upgrade of the V2 Gundam, by being armed-to-the-teeth.
- Likes Older Women: In fine old Tomino-protagonist tradition. See Precocious Crush below.
- Nice Guy: He's a very kind boy outside the battlefield. Which makes the horror show that is the Zanscare war and its extreme mortality rate all the more harrowing for the poor kid.
- Not Distracted by the Sexy: Several times, like with Lupe's "interrogation" and the Bikini Babe Assault.
- Precocious Crush: A few, though his crushes on Katejina and Marbet are most noteworthy.
- Ramming Always Works: He pioneers the tactic of detaching the Victory's legs mid-flight, turning them into a giant missile.
- Reluctant Warrior: As with most Gundam protagonists, even though he really doesn't want to fight, he is forced to pilot both because his homeland and his friends are threatened and because he is just that good a pilot.
- Shoot the Bullet: Blink, and you will miss Uso shooting Katejina's beam while he is fighting Chronicle for the last time.
- The Southpaw: Not too apparent because his mother taught him to use both hands. This also the reason why his mother fitted the targeting sensor on the V2's left "eye".
- Spell My Name with an "S": Uso/Üso/Uso Evin/Ewin/Ebbing
- Teach Him Anger: Godwald taught him to not hesitate in killing if he had the chance as a parting gift, which does increase Uso's effectiveness as a pilot and most likely allowed him to survive the war.
- These Hands Have Killed: He got several of these moments. Most notably, he personally took a woman (and her children) to the grave of her husband, even though (and because) he was the one that had killed him.
- Trauma Conga Line: He suffers several of these, perhaps one of the most notable being when the shrike team starts dying.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Even when not taking into account of how well he handles emotional trauma, he is far more mature when compared to his peers (Shakti, Odelo, Warren, etc., who cope like normal kids would) and perhaps even some adults.
- Zen Survivor: Manages to survive the war, but at a great emotional cost.
- Ambiguously Brown: Not to mention her mother and uncle are both white...
- Barrier Maiden: When she becomes the Angel Halo core.
- Break the Cutie: She goes through this a lot, just like Uso.
- Determined Homesteader: More so than Uso, to the point of madly seeding the land when the fighting escalates around her.
- Everything's Better with Princesses: She's the long-lost Princess of Zanscare. In a cruel subversion... things go bad after she's acknowledged as the Princess, as Maria had left Shakti in Kassarelia specifically to not have her at the mercy of Fonse.
- Fatal Flaw: After finding out about her heritage, she abandons the League on multiple occasions to reason with Cronicle and Maria, willfully dismissing that the former has his own plans and the latter is being used by Kagatie. She wises up near the end (see below).
- Lamarck Was Right: So Maria is a really strong Newtype with Healing Hands, Telepathy and empathy? Why, her girl Shakti has these skills, too.
- Promotion to Parent: She takes care of little Karl, a baby orphan from their war zone.
- Psychic Powers: With Healing Hands included.
- Ambiguously Brown: While she has dark skin, she doesn't have any african or middle eastern features. Because of this, many believe she's either a pacific islander, latina or south asian.
- Cool Big Sis: For Uso and all the others refugees.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Marries Oliver partway through the series, which doesn't last long as he dies shortly after.
- No Periods, Period: Subverted: in Episode 38 she feels like crap and Odelo tells Uso that it may be because of her period. In a further subversion, it's actually morning sickness — the first sign that she's pregnant.
- Pregnant Badass: She's in the early stages of pregnancy in the last episodes, and come the epilogue she has a huge baby bump. Not only that, but being pregnant saves her life when she and Uso are fighting Fuala, who senses the baby, puzzling Fuala with the concept of giving birth, which lets Uso sweep in and attack.
- Someone to Remember Him By: The father being Oliver, who died before her discovery of pregnancy.
- Team Mom: Particularly pronounced given that the team she's in charge of has a large number of children in it.
- Tsundere: To Oliver
- Corporal Punishment: Brutally punches Uso in the face, it's in order to teach him to be more responsible, after he ended up in a 6 on 1 fight and nearly got captured.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He tries to perform one, but in the end it did more harm than good.
- Kavorka Man: Subverted — he doesn't have good looks and clashes with Marbet, but otherwise he is a pretty decent guy and a damn efficient Team Dad.
- New Old Flame: To Marbet. They get back together... but then he dies.
- Senseless Sacrifice: In his final moments he managed to kill himself, do negligible damage to the enemy and waste the only remaining V2 Core Fighter other than Uso's after the factory that produced them got blown up.
- Badass Normal: Becomes a competent pilot in his own right.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Elischa Kransky. They get together. And later, he dies.
- Leeroy Jenkins: During the series, he becomes more determined to prove he's just as good or better than Uso, Tomache often being the voice that stops his impulses. Unfortunately, his impulses caught up with him near the end of the series.
- The Lancer: To Uso. Unusually for the franchise, he is actually far more hot-headed and immature than the hero, but then again calm and kind heroes often tend to have Hot-Blooded Lancers.
- Those Two Guys: Him and Warren.
- Took a Level in Badass: He actually becomes a fairly decent pilot towards the end of the show.
- Unknown Rival: Sees himself as Uso's rival, but Uso has no idea.
- Action Survivor: She never play a role in combat, but she too was one of the characters who made it to the finale.
- The Cutie: Even more so when she is in care of Karlmann.
- Girlish Pigtails: Normally seen with one small pigtail on her left side.
- Orphan's Ordeal: Just like Warren and Karlmann, she too have to deal with bleak situation as someone who lost her parents.
Elischa and Martina Kransky
- Bridge Bunny: Both girls help handle the White Ark shuttle, sometimes even helping out with mantainment. In addition, Elischa seems to have a keen eye for detail.
- Heroic BSoD: Being from the colonies, neither take it well when they see the ravaged Earth for the first time. Warren and Shakti call them out on it.
- Her Heart Will Go On: Elischa ultimately reciprocates Odelo's feelings for her. But few afterwards, he kicks it.
- Girlish Pigtails: Martina has a side ponytail, tied with a yellow band. It contrasts with Elischa's boyish haircut.
- I Just Want to Be Special: Elischa expresses frustration at not having fighting skills
- Plucky Girl: Specially Elischa
- Orphan's Ordeal: Both sisters are war orphans.
- She's Got Legs: Elischa has a rather short Magic Skirt which shows off her rather nice legs.
Karel and Tomache Masarik
- Action Survivor: Karel
- Ambiguously Brown: Contrasting with their blue eyes.
- Badass Normal: Tomache becomes a pilot, though he's not at the level of Uso, Marbet or Odelo. He manages to survive, though.
- Bridge Bunny: Karel
- Named After Somebody Famous: "Tomache Masarik" sounds pretty much exactly like "Tomá Masaryk", the name of a Czech politician and philosopher who was the founder and first president of Czechoslovakia. In fact, in Japanese, the two names are written exactly the same way (トマーシュ・マサリク).
- Orphan's Ordeal: Again, both brothers are orphans.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Tomache just kind of disappears at some point during the final battle.
The Shrike Team (Junko Jenko, Connie Francis, Mahelia Merril, Kate Bush, Helen Jackson, Peggy Lee. Later also Francesca "Franny" O'Hara, Miriella Katan and Yuka Meirash)
- Action Girl: All of them are very good pilots, though this doesn't stop them from suffering huge casualties throughout the show.
- Amazon Brigade: The entire team is made up of women, save their commander.
- Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: There's blonde (Peggy), brunette (Connie, and maybe Junko and Mahelia if we count their hair colors as different shades of reddish brown), and redhead (Kate). The other girls, save for bluehaired Miriella and lavender-haired Yuka, have different shades of red hair.
- Cool Big Sis: All of them are this to Uso, but Mahelia fits the most. They really love to tease him.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Kate Bush
- Death by Irony: See below for why it's ironic.
- The Determinator: Kate and Peggy especially.
- Dwindling Party: The series in general is a good example of this, but it's with the Shrike Team where it's most notable. Not only do they die one by one, but in the end of the series not a single girl is left.
- Meaningful Name: "Shrike" is a bird known for being a butcher to their prey, and the members of the team do employ very aggressive tactics, triggering several core explosions on their introduction and not allowing enemy's to retreat. Still, those actions are nothing when compared to the brutal deaths of its members.
- Revenge: It's not a good idea for them to try this. At all.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: All of them.
- Theme Naming: Five of the original six members are named after famous Western singers. Connie, Kate and Peggy are named directly after Connie Francis, Kate Bush and Peggy Lee respectively; Mahalia and Helen are named after Mahalia Jackson and Helen Merrill, but with the last names switched around.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Kate
- Took a Level in Kindness: It's subtle, but it's obvious that the children have mellowed them out by the end when they are compared to their initial appearance.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Miriella has blue hair amd Yuka's is lavender, which offer contrast with the other girls's more realistic hair colors (with Dark-Skinned Redhead Kate as a sort-of exception)
Mueller (aka Migeru)
- Defiant Captive: When captured by the Zanscare.
- Hot Scientist: A very beautiful blonde with stunning green eyes. A genius-level engineer who designed and built mobile suits.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: This woman suffered one of the nastiest deaths in the whole franchise.
- Off with His Head!: She got this while being held in a mobile suit's hand, and with a huge spaceship tire. AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!
- Spell My Name with an "S": Mueller/Myra Migeru/Miguel/Miggelle.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Looks almost identical to Nanai Miguel from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. In the original pitch for the series it was going to be a major plot point that she, and by extension Uso were descended from Char, but this ultimately got left out.
- Becoming the Mask: Although he started as fake leader, he eventually accepted his role to the point that his name will live on his decision to perform suicide run towards Angel Halo's support fleet.
- Dirty Coward: At least until he and the crew of the ship gave their life willingly.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Along with Reinforce Jr. elderly crews, he ordered the ramming on Motorad Squad to provide an opening for Uso to enter Angel Halo.
- Name's the Same: Meta-example - his name is essentially Gym Ghingnam and is even usually romanized as such. Clearly Tomino liked the way it sounded.
- Rebel Leader: Though he was actually a cover for the real leader, Hangelg.
- Took a Level in Badass: Eventually.
Hangelg Ewin (aka Jinn Generham)
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: Because Daddy is the secret leader of the League Militaire.
- Rebel Leader: Actually the real head of League Militaire (although by the end of the series its debatable whether he was anything more than a figurehead - see below).
- What Happened to the Mouse?: a huge one, bordering on Aborted Arc. After appearing once or twice throughout the series and being built up as a great leader, Hangelg disappears during the final battle and is never heard from again. Uso does see a vision of his father as the Reinforce explodes, implying that he was on the ship, but that doesnt explain where Hangelg was during its final run.
Prime Minister of the Zanscare Empire and the real power behind the throne, Fonse wants a world without freewill, bowing down to him and his puppet, Queen Maria. He is the architect of Zanscare's political system, having designed it to, above all else, suit himself.
- Bad Boss: Instituted Zanscare's policy of executing all officers who fail to meet their objectives, and tries to carry it out on Tassilo.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Maria, who's barely authorised to tie her shoes without him.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: He's rather unceremoniously killed by a fragment of the Angel Halo.
- Evil Chancellor: Controls all the information that Maria receives, keeping control over Zanscare for himself.
- Expy: Of Gihren Zabi from the original series. They're both fascist evil chancellors who control spaceborne empires, operate through figureheads, and have a love of superweapons.
- The Man Behind the Man: To Maria and the Empire as a whole.
- Manipulative Bastard: Can exploit Maria's goodwill to the citizens and transform it into bloodlust and fanaticism.
- Mind Rape: Plots to use the Angel Halo to mind rape the world's population into a (lethal) coma.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He's a politician, not a fighter or a general.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Kagatie doesn't look much like the rest of the cast, does he?
Queen Maria Pia Armonia
The nominal queen of Zanscare, Maria is little more than a puppet for Fonse Kagatie.
- Anti-Villain: Type IV — she's a genuinely good woman who knows she's being used by less savory people, but thinks she can do nothing to change the situation.
- Big Bad: Subverted; she's just a pawn of Kagatie's.
- Evil Matriarch: Subverted — she and Shakti end up on opposite sides, but she has no ill will towards her daughter. In fact, she left Shakti on Kassarelia specifically to keep her safe from the chessmasters within Zanscare.
- Friend to All Children: Professed wanting to save Uso from the League Militaire when she learned how old he was, and is rather kind to him when they're together in person. She pretty much saves him from execution by secretly giving him a layout of the area it was going to take place in.
- Healing Hands: She has a unique and very strong version of Newtype powers that allow her to do this. Zanscare uses this ability to build a cult around her to better control their populace.
- Killed Off for Real: By Tassilo.
- Psychic Powers: An extremely strong Newtype, she not only had the Healing Hands but also Telepathy and empathy. Shakti, however, turns out to be just as strong. Then again, she is Maria's daughter.
- Puppet King: For Fonse Kagatie
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: It becomes very clear that she's just another victim of Zanscare: though she's called their Queen, she's just a figurehead, a kindhearted woman who has to watch the violence and bloodshed perpetuated in her name while being powerless to stop it.
Queen Maria's younger brother, and Zanscare's top ace, Chronicle Asher is Uso's bitterest rival throughout the series, and the man responsible for turning Katejina into the killing machine she eventually becomes.
- Ace Pilot: As the resident Char Clone, this is to be expected.
- Aloof Little Brother: To Maria.
- Archenemy: To Uso, in a rivalry that mirrors that of Amuro and Char in the original series.
- Badass Normal: One of the few Char Clones without newtype like special abilities.
- Badass Teacher: A very competent one.
- Char Clone: Perhaps the most down to Earth of them.
- Cool Mask: A white one that keeps out the dust.
- Death by Falling Over: Or, in his case, by abruptly bonking his head on an Angel Halo fragment after being knocked out of his mobile suit.
- Dragon with an Agenda: To Marie.
- Evil Prince: Though when compared to say, Gihren Zabi, he looks downright supportive of his sister.
- Evil Redhead: He may be the Noble Top Enforcer, but he is still supporting the Zanscare Empire as they attempt to conquer Earth with the most violent methods.
- Evil Uncle: To Shakti.
- Famous Last Words: "Sister Maria... Save me... Sister Maria!"
- Licked by the Dog: Flanders (a dog) REALLY likes him, because he is related to Shakti.
- Noble Top Enforcer: Certainly looks this way when contrasted against Kagatie and Tassilo.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Not that he is against war, it's just that he would much rather win with the least amount of casualties possible.
- Pick on Someone Your Own Size: He is often frustrated by the fact that Uso is so much younger than him, and getting beaten by a kid earns him no small amount of mockery from his fellow pilots.
- The Rival: To Uso.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Cronicle is the most common spelling, but Chronicle also exists.
A friend of Uso's who was captured by Zanscare, Katejina gradually loses her mind and ends up a very different person from whom she was at the start.
- Absolute Cleavage: Most memorably after she kills off the last member of the Shrike Team (Connie) and proclaims that Chronicle and Uso are fighting for her love.
- Ace Pilot: By the end.
- Adrenaline Makeover: As she loses her composure and adquires fighting/piloting skills, her hair flows more and she also gains more visible cleavage.
- Archenemy - To Uso. Chronicle might be the Char Clone and The Rival but he's certainly not Uso's most prominent or personal enemy.
- Avenging the Villain: After Uso kills Chronicle, she tries to avenge him with the I Surrender, Suckers moment detailed below.
- Ax-Crazy: By the end, she pretty much tries to kill anyone that irks her. Even if it is a 13 year old who is trying to save her.
- Becoming the Mask: She appears to have done this, but actually she had switched sides near the beginning of the series after Chronicle saved her from getting raped and had tricked the kids into believing she had been trying to spy for the League Militaire. This also results in Uso being even more reluctant to kill her.
- Berserk Button: She totally flips whenever Chronicle gets hurt.
- BFG: On the ZMT-S 33 S Gottrlatan.
- Calling the Old Man Out: Her father hoped to sell out Woowig when BESPA attacked in order to save himself and Katejina. She gets mad at that, and that he's forgetting that her mother has been missing for a few days and is ready to forget about her. When her dad smacks her, she walks out on him. Just becomes all the more ironic later on.
- Char Clone: Between her blonde hair, piloting a red mobile suit, suggested Ephebophile leanings, and overall having a stronger conflict with Uso compared to Cronicle, one could say that Katejina Loos is a rare example in Gundam of a female Char Clone.
- Dark Action Girl: Post FaceHeel Turn.
- Easily Forgiven: By Shakti at the end of the show. Shakti even cries upon seeing the pitiful state Katejina is in now.
- Ephebophile: Develops an attraction to Uso that she tries to suppress. Though given that she's only four years older than him, she's not a full on example.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Even she's unhappy about the plan to use Uso's mother as a Human Shield.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: There are hints from the beginning that Katejina has no empathy and doesn't really understand connections between people other than Mad Love - she didn't care in the slightest when her home city was massacred by Zanscare, she thought that Uso had to delude himself into wanting to protect Marvet and herself, and she got enraged at the League Militaire thanks to the very fact that Uso risked his own life to protect them. By the end she reaches the point where just the influence of Shakti's pacifism makes her sick, thus triggering a murderous rampage.
- It turns out that she was converted into a Cyber Newtype by the Zanscare, which resulted in slowly losing her mind more and more as time went on, along with immense Newtype powers that let her mentally connect to non-Newtypes.
- Evil Costume Switch: You can pinpoint the exact moment Katejina finally crosses over from being a Neutral Female to a straightforward villain when she stops wearing her usual civilian clothing and adopts a Zanscare military uniform.
- FaceHeel Turn: Starts shortly after she's captured by Chronicle, but really gets cemented after she joins BESPA halfway through the series.
- Femme Fatale: Ends up playing this role to Uso.
- Fate Worse than Death: Ends up a blind shell of a woman. Word of God was long misquoted as saying that this trope was intended, when in fact he felt like this punishment was also the best chance she has at future salvation, so this trope may not apply forever, particularly if Shakti continues to get her help now that she knows she's alive.
- Hero Killer: Kills four members of the Shrike Team and Odelo Henrik, for a bodycount of five named characters. She also comes closer to killing Uso than just about anyone else in the series. Word of God says that ironically, she joined with BESPA and Chronicle for the express purpose of not wanting to kill anyone, but ended up Jumping Off the Slippery Slope and becoming a killer anyway.
- Instant Expert: Goes from a civilian who can barely handle a gun to one of Zanscare's most skilled and dangerous pilots astonishingly quickly.
- I Surrender, Suckers: Pulls this on Uso after he kills Chronicle, literally stabbing him in the back.
- It's All About Me: Later on, as her insanity really takes hold.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Well, this was before she went nuts. In the fifth episode, when she's the one who says it's not right to make Uso continue fighting for the League Militaire, she does indeed have a point. Because apparently everyone is willing to just settle on Uso, a 13 year old kid they just met one day, who happens to be the only other pilot they have skilled enough to handle a Gundam besides Marbet. So this veers more into Only Sane Man territory or The Complainer Is Always Wrong depending on how you view it, as it calls into question how much Katejina actually worried about Uso at that point, or how desperate the League really was at the time. At the very least, no one tells Katejina her opinion is wrong.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Halfway through the series, she joins BESPA and abruptly goes from a kind-hearted (if somewhat naive and self-centred) young lady to a ruthless fanatic. Given that it comes right on the heels of a major Pet the Dog moment (risking life and limb to contact the League Militaire in the middle of a pitched battle so she could tell Uso that Shakti was alive), that she gets godlike piloting skills from the get-go, that she mentions shortly aferwards that she has a hard time remembering her previous life, and that the Zanscare Empire is later confirmed to make use of Cyber-Newtypes (a process notorious within the UC era for its tendency to drive its subjects insane), it's entirely possible that she had help.
- Love Makes You Evil: Not so much love, as her increasing obsession with being loved.
- Manipulative Bitch: Thinks she's this towards Uso and Chronicle. Sometimes, she's right (as with her I Surrender, Suckers moment), but more often, it's her own delusions at work.
- Neutral Female: Tends towards this in the first half of the series. Very much not one in the second half.
- The Ophelia: Ends the series as a blind homeless woman who has no real idea where she's going in life. Unusually for this trope, she's far less crazy than she was prior to becoming this.
- Pet the Dog: Quite a few in the first half, like helping with the evacuation of Woowig, showing concern for Uso and encouraging him to retain his humanity whilst he's fighting for the League Militaire, and leaking information to the League Militaire fleet so Uso can know that Shakti is alive and safe (at considerable risk to herself). Rapidly drops off in the second half.
- Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype of middling power.
- Rescue Romance: She took an interest in Chronicle after he rescued her from a rapist.
- Sanity Has Advantages: By the end of the series, her Sanity Slippage has become a serious problem, as when she tries to kill Uso with the infamous 'bikini suicide squad' or pulls the above-outlined I Surrender, Suckers moment instead of, you know, using the same opportunity to simply gun down V2.
- Sanity Slippage: A severe case after she joins BESPA. Every time she shows up from then onwards, she's slightly crazier.
- Silk Hiding Steel: Her initial personality. After a while, the "silk" part disappears altogether, with devastating results.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Not to the same extent as other characters, but it has been theorized that her first name is supposed to be the Czech name "Kateřina".
- Stockholm Syndrome: A huge case towards Chronicle. Him rescuing her from an Attempted Rape by his men helped.
- Teens Are Monsters: She's seventeen years old.
- Tragic Villain: Word of God says that this was the intent for the character - a good, if flawed, person who becomes more and more corrupted as time goes on. He even said that he motive for betraying her friends and joining Chronicle was that she wanted to avoid becoming a killer, but that is exactly what she became because she did this.
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes straight from Neutral Female to Ace Pilot once she joins BESPA.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Another consequence of joining BESPA - in addition to the ruthless fanaticism, she becomes a rude, irritable bitch to all and sundry.
- Took a Level in Kindness: She has amnesia at the end of the series in addition to going broke and blind, and in her humbled state seems kinder and more polite than she ever was, even at the start of the series.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Chronicle. Late in the series, she claims he's just a useful tool who she'll dump once someone better comes along, but her actions paint quite a different picture.
A high-ranking Zanscare officer, Tassilo Vago doesn't take Fonse Kagatie's attempt at having him executed well.
- Big Bad Wannabe: A high-functioning and dangerous example, as shown by his successful betrayal of Maria and Fonse, and his attempt at gaining control of Zanscare.
- Kill Sat: In charge of the construction and protection of the Keilas Guile, a ground attack satellite that the Zanscare Empire hopes will help them win the war.
- Killed Off for Real: By Uso, after he himself kills Maria.
- The Man Behind the Man: By the end his plan is to take Kagatie's place as The Man Behind The Empress.
- Non-Action Big Bad: Non Action Big Bad Wannabe anyway. Tassilo's not a fighter, though this doesn't make him less dangerous.
- The Starscream: Never forgives Kagatie for plotting his execution, and ultimately turns on he and Maria near the end.
- Villainous Breakdown: As Uso gets closer and closer to his command ship, culminating in shooting the hostage that was the only thing standing between him and V2's lightsaber.
- Would Hit a Girl: Would shoot his own Empress in fact.
- You Have Failed Me: Nearly bad bossed by Kagatie after his loss of the Keilas Guile.
- Ax-Crazy: At the second half
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Getting launched into space in a normal spacesuit so you'll asphyxiate and die alone in the middle of nowhere? NOT a good way to die. She's rescued at the last moment, though.
- The Dragon: To Tassilo, in the later episodes.
- Expy: Of Haman Karn from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
- Killed Off for Real: She's killed by Uso (with the help of Marbet) after bombarding various Earth cities from space.
- Gratuitous English: Refers to Uso as "Boy".
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: With Uso
- Pet the Dog: She and Suzy shared a rather cute moment.
- Psychic Powers: After returning she clearly has a degree of Newtype awareness.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Subverted, as she's not a good girl
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: Heavily implied (but not said) to have been made into an Artificial Newtype, making her a far more dangerous pilot but practically insane.
- Younger Than They Look: According to the Visual Guide, she's just 22 years old.
- Badass Biker: Anybody able to make motorbike-shaped ships and support units in the form of a large wheel look threatening deserves to be called that.
- Battle Couple: With Dark Action Girl Renda
- Beware the Silly Ones: His motorbike-inspired designs like the Adrastea and Einerad may look ridiculous, but he's got enough engineering know-how to ensure that they're amongst the deadliest machines of the Zanscare War.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: A capable engineer, a skilled commander... and a worryingly obsessed motorbike nerd.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and Renda are Zanscares, and Duke is rather ruthless as the leader of the Motorad fleet, but they genuinely love each other.
- Leeroy Jenkins: He violates a shaky ceasefire to attack Uso's group. And both he and Renda pay dearly for it.
- Retirony: The episode where he offers to settle down with Renda after the war, is the same episode where they both die.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is his last name Iq or Iku ?
- Together in Death: He and Renda. Not just that — Uso, Marbet and Odelo have visions of their souls riding in motorbikes together towards the afterlife.
Renda de Paroma
- Cultured Badass: She's a good artist, and is seen drawing rather pretty sketches in her notepad once.
A Zanscare pilot with ephebophilic tendencies who develops an unhealthy interest in Uso.
- Does Not Like Men: She dislikes older men like Arbeo Pippiniden who is her superior but likes younger men like Uso.
- Ephebophile: Creeps on Uso repeatedly, and that's without even getting into the bath scene. The lady is disturbed.
- Fan Disservice: You get to see a lot of her body, but it's in the context of her trying to force herself on a thirteen year old.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is sometimes spelled Repet.
- Taking You with Me: With her Bruckeng Mobile Suit fatally damaged by Uso, her last act is to move it to Pippiniden who is in his Mobile Armor Birkneau and kills them both along his battleship to protect Uso.
- Death by Irony: Get killed after his subordinate Lupe runs on him
- Cruel and Unusual Death: The camera zooms out to show the shuttle departure from the mass rail, but the viewer can still see Uso crushing his cockpit with the Victory's hand.
- Kill the Cutie: What he did to poor Kate...
- Deserted Island: It appeared that we was on this, though in this case it was a building ... IN SPACE!, but he was just punishing his trainee.
- Flawed Prototype: His Suit, the Abigor, gives him some troubles.