AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)
Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (Japanese), Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (English), Travis Milne (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam), James Beach (EN, Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3
The protagonist of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Kamille is a troubled teen whose home colony became the main base for the Titans, a tyrannical military force whom he grows to resent. This culminated in him joining the AEUG to fight the Titans, believing that someone should stand up for what he believes in. Though he can be reckless and arrogant, his character is marked by compassion, and as the series progresses, he vows to stop the war, no matter the personal cost.
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Downplayed since he and Fa aren't officially together, but Kamille does gravitate right to Four both times he's on Earth and they're separated.
- Action Hero: His being quick to anger and fighting nets him a bit more than he bargained for and Kamille comes to hate his position as one of these.
- Ace Custom: The Zeta Gundam, built and further customized to Kamille's specifications.
- Ace Pilot: He becomes the AEUG's deadliest pilot rather quickly.
- Always Save the Girl: Ignores Quattro's and Amuro's protests about abandoning or killing Four in favor of trying to convince her to go with him. Overlaps with Love Martyr and his Oedipus Complex. It's not just Four; his particular Mommy Issues have left him wanting to rescue all women. He even reaches out to Haman.
- Antagonistic Offspring: To say that Kamille doesn't have a good relationship with his father would be putting it lightly.
- Anti-Hero: Kamille is definitely not a knight in shining armor as demonstrated by his unstable behavior in the beginning half of the series, but he does fight for a just cause and for his loved ones.
- Archenemy: He and Jerid hit this point and never go back.
- Back-to-Back Badasses: Does this with his fellow pilots a lot, especially Quattro.
- Betty and Veronica: His main love interests are his Nice Girl former-neighbor-turned-teammate black-haired Fa, and mysterious turquoise-haired enemy Titans pilot Four.
- Big Brother Mentor / Stern Teacher: To Katz. Unfortunately, it's Katz.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Fa. They fight about everything, including, but not limited to, his piloting, her piloting, the other people on the ship, who is supposed to look after Shinta and Qum, why they're involved in the war...
- Berserk Button: Don't make fun of him for having a girly-sounding name if you don't want to get into a fight...at least until around the halfway point, after which he really doesn't care. He also has no tolerance for bullshit from adults, particularly if they're abusive or liars - he spontaneously decks Quattro for the latter when he refuses to acknowledge being Char. Also don't tease him about his relationships or appearing emotional.
- BFS: Putting aside how large beam sabers are relative to human size, he creates one in the form of Hyper Beam Saber courtesy of the biosensor.
- Broken Smile: Towards the end of the series, he smiles more and more as he gets increasingly stressed over losing those close to him. It doesn't go unnoticed by the likes of Fa, Bright, and Quattro, who end up concerned for him over it.
- Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Averted when Kamille not-so subtly takes the opportunity to stare at Fa's cleavage when she's only wearing a bathrobe, but played straight where Four is concerned. Make of that what you will.
- Character Development: Whilst still prickly, he chills out considerably over the course of the series. He also loses his Revenge Before Reason tendencies.
- Character Tics: Chewing on his thumbnail when under stress.
- Chick Magnet: Mostly because he's a super-Newtype, causing him to attract Phlebotinum Girls right and left, as well as having a more natural relationship with Fa.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Fa, after Four's death.
- Chivalrous Pervert: There's the aforementioned moment when he looks at Fa's cleavage, and he has no problem giving Torres a souvenir from Hong Kong in the form of what is all but stated to be a pornographic video tape.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Becomes one for Rosamia during her brief stay on the Argama, placating her by going along with her delusion that he's her big brother.
- Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: The artwork for a Zeta symphonic soundtrack album turns him into Mark Hamill. Arguably, the artwork also turns Quattro and Fa into Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher so it has a Star Wars thing going on.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: With Amuro.
- While they are both Reluctant Heroes, Amuro struggled more with connecting with his fellow crew members and the pressure of being their primary offensive source. Kamille meanwhile has a Hair-Trigger Temper and is more vocal with lashing out at those around him, contrasting Amuro who would more frequently withdraw into himself.
- Whereas Amuro began piloting the Gundam because the original pilot was killed in the Side 7 and he wanted to protect Frau and prevent any more casualties after seeing Frau's family die, Kamille outright steals the last Mk. II during a test run for the selfish reason of wanting to get back at an unruly cop.
- Amuro didn't have the best relationship with his parents due to unfortunate circumstances, but it was clear his parents cared for him and vice versa. Kamille outright despises his father and loves his mother, though still ends up being quite brusque to her. Amuro also inadvertently caused his father's brain damage and eventual death, while Kamille's actions end up leading to both of his parents killed, with Franklin nearly dying directly at Kamille's hands.
- Amuro ends the last series crying tears of joy after finding the White Base crew safe and sound, and he abandons what's left of the Gundam, its core fighter, to get to them. Kamille infamously ends Zeta smiling and rambling incoherently in the Zeta's cockpit after having gone insane—with his last lines showing that he thinks he's trapped inside—and after having lost the majority of his friends and family over the course of the series.
- Death by Adaptation: Driven to Suicide in the novels, after being forced to kill Rosamia.
- Determinator: Kamille was always stubborn, but he becomes one of these late in the series.Kamille: "Even if I must sacrifice my soul, my body...I will defeat you!!"
- Dissonant Serenity: Late in the series, after being forced to kill Rosamia in order to save the Argama Kamille ends up internalizing Amuro and Quattro's warnings over believing that loved ones on the other side can't be saved, and smiles as he says "Newtypes are only meant to kill each other." Taken even further in the final episode, where he goes insane after Scirocco curses him, and he ends the series smiling with a decidedly childlike innocence about him.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Early on in the series, he is noted by multiple people like Bright and Quattro to be "another Amuro Ray" thanks to all the traits Kamille has in common with him. But when Kamille switches from the Gundam Mk. II, which is identical to its predecessor from the One Year War, to the Zeta Gundam, Kamille very quickly establishes himself as a capable pilot in his own right. Even before this, it was lampshaded.Mirai: "Is he a boy like you, Amuro?'''Amuro: "No. He's very different."
- Equippable Ally: Obviously not Kamille himself, but it applies to Zeta's waverider form. Both before and after Kamille's second descent to Earth, Kamille lets Quattro's Hyaku-Shiki make use of it to safely re-enter the atmosphere and to ride it back to the Argama when it was caught in the middle of battle and they needed to get there as quickly as possible.
- Fix Fic: His fate in the compilation movies is often considered to be this by fans, embracing with Fa at the end.
- Foil: To Jerid and Scirocco. See their entries for more on that.
- Friend to All Children: Kamille says he dislikes kids in one episode when dealing with Shinta and Qum, but in all other instances, he's not terribly bothered by their rowdy behavior, does his best to reassure them, and even smiles when in their company every now and then. There's also how friendly he is when he interacts with Cheimin in their only interaction in the series, as he's smiling and holding hands with her after she very excitedly approaches the Mk. II when it lands nearby.
- Gender-Blender Name: Kamille particularly hated his feminine-sounding namenote - and thus tried to assert his manhood by learning martial arts and developing a hobby in amateur mobile suit creation."Kamille's a Man's name! AND I'M A MAN!"
- Generation Xerox: He might have inherited the hobby in amateur mobile suit creation from his parents: both were Federation officers and among the main engineering team that designed the Titan's prototype unit, RX-178 Gundam Mk-II.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Whether it's punching Jerid in the face at the very beginning, Quattro a few times later, or even Torres the bridge crew guy for teasing him, Kamille does this a LOT.
- The Gunslinger: Accomplishes some pretty impressive feats over the course of the series, such as managing to shoot Buran's Asshimar in a small, vital point while it's in the middle of transforming, canceling out a beam shot by Jerid with one of his own and repeating the same stunt in the final episode against Scirocco, and in A New Translation, using the very unique "Beam Confuse" maneuver.
- Hairstyle Inertia: In a very brief flashback showing a much younger Kamille with his mother, Kamille has retained his fluffy bob.
- Hollywood Autism:
- Kamille notably states he is autistic, and while this is mentioned only the once, it bears mentioning that it's stated outright at all when other series will leave it at Ambiguous Disorder. In any case, Kamille is an aversion, as while he has single-minded interest and prowess with anything mechanical (see Idiot Savant below), his marked problems communicating and socializing is something he usually struggles with throughout the series, even if he gets slightly better about it as the series goes on. While he starts off the series fairly selfish, he arguably has too much empathy for a soldier, whereas most cases of this trope lack any. And he very quickly is welcomed to the fold of the Argama in the beginning of the series, with him only being singled out when his acting out becomes a problem.
- The timing and circumstances of his declaration also bring this under suspicion. Most people on the autism spectrum would, if able, simply state it as a matter of fact somewhere around the beginning. Since Kamille only randomly uses the term once when he's being a snarky little Drama Queen in a fit of pique (and it is never mentioned again by him or anyone else), it calls into question if he's even being serious.
- Honor Before Reason: During the operation to take Jaburo from the Titans. At first he averts this and shoots the ballute of one Titans mobile suit during re-entry when they can't fight back and consequently kills them, only to immediately regret it and wait until after re-entry to resume fighting.
- Hot-Blooded: While fighting. He's sometimes like this outside his mecha too, if angered enough, especially early on. Later he learns to control his emotions, but he still can get pretty loud if you piss him off.
- Hurting Hero: He loses just about everything over the course of the series.
- He often rants about how his enemies are murderers when they shoot down his friends, yet he has the highest kill count of anyone in show. He justifies it to himself on the basis that his targets are often wanton killers who could care less about The Laws and Customs of War, whereas Kamille insists that he kills because he doesn't have much of a choice. He at least has a point in how it's often out of self-defense, and that it doesn't mean he has to like having to kill.
- There's also the moment Kamille gets his ass kicked by Wong, and Kamille has the gall to say you shouldn't use violence to get people to act the way you want. Because Kamille is truly the bastion of pacifism.
- One big indicator of his Character Development is that he learns to outgrow this flaw, best seen when he witnesses Jerid's death, and rather than feel triumphant or relieved when he would be justified to do so, he goes into hysterics over the tragic pointlessness of it all.
- Idiot Savant: Kamille helped design the Zeta Gundam and is one of the best Mobile Suit pilots in the entire franchise. In all other areas, particularly areas of social interaction, he's a complete dolt. He even infamously calls himself an autistic child◊.
- Implausible Deniability: Has great Newtype powers that are already awakening at the beginning of the series, but he repeatedly denies he's a Newtype or ignores such claims. This isn't to cover it up, but out of sheer refusal to see himself as anything special, even not realizing his sensory is abnormal in the first place. It takes until towards the very end of the series for him to finally acknowledge and work with it in mind.
- It's Personal: With Jerid, especially after the Titans' pilot kills Four. Though it still sort of dies down so it's more one-sided on Jerid's part while Kamille doesn't take him as seriously.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Kamille can be a huge asshole, but he is very compassionate.
- Just a Kid: For the most part, averted. But in episode 9, he tries to invoke this to avoid getting an earful and a "correction" from the adults in his vicinity, but it's thrown back in his face when they remind him that he's consciously chosen to get into a mobile suit multiple times and has already claimed multiple kills by this point—he's a soldier, and he should be prepared to be treated like one.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Zeta Gundam.
- Love at First Sight: With Four. It's a Newtype thing.
- Love Martyr: For Four. He goes out of his way to try and persuade Four to leave the Titans and come with him to the AEUG, but Four leaves him every single time. Even so, he keeps trying, even after she's shown she's not above killing him to try and get her memories back.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: From the Gundam Mark II to the Zeta Gundam. He is also the first Gundam protagonist to do this (not including the novel version of Mobile Suit Gundam, where Amuro switches from the RX-78-2 to the G3 Gundam).
- Mildly Military: VERY mildly military. Kamille refuses to accept a rank in the AEUG, even when everyone else has one.
- Military Brat: Both mom and dad worked for the Titans. This is probably responsible for about 95% of his problems.
- Mood-Swinger: Kamille's moods are unstable at best. He can swing from happy to sad to enraged in the space of a few seconds.
- Morality Chain: He's this to The Sociopath Lt. Quattro, no matter how much he has to scream at him or punch him to make his points. It only fully becomes apparent with Char's FaceHeel Turn post-Zeta once Kamille is catatonic and Char discards his Quattro identity, since he never seems to have even checked on how Kamille was doing, or mentioned him again in animated canon. A well and truly broken Chain.
- Moral Myopia: He cuts down countless opponents, but flips out and calls you a murderer if you touch one of his friends. Jerid is fond of calling him out on this.
- Named After Somebody Famous: French sculptor Camille Claudel — a woman used and then broken by her relationship with her mentor Rodin, who spent the last several decades of her life institutionalized...
- Oedipus Complex: Between his difficult feelings for his mother (whom he nevertheless wants to protect, along with every other female he comes across) and his utter contempt for his father (who asks if he's able to kill him), Kamille plays this pretty straight. And tragically. (And again with regards to Char and Reccoa.)
- Parental Abandonment: Early on in his fight with the Titans, Kamille witnesses the death of both his parents.
- Psychic Powers Of course. He's a Newtype, but doesn't accept it until late in the series.
- A VERY powerful Newtype as well. The actions Kamille pulls off in the Zeta at the end of the series are completely insane, even for a Newtype, such as making the Zeta totally invulnerable with a forcefield generated by the biosensor and his Newtype power, extending the Beam Saber into an energy whip that had to be at least 2 miles long, and then freezes The O in place so he can crash the Waverider straight through the cockpit. Take a minute to remember this is a Gundam series.
- Ramming Always Works: At the end of Zeta, he channels the power of the dead and impales Scirocco on Zeta's waverider mode nose.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Quattro's Blue. Totally in keeping with their Color Motifs. The same goes for Scirocco.
- Replacement Goldfish: Char's first response upon sensing Kamille is to view him as "Amuro Ray", then immediately afterwards as "...Lalah Sune". Char then attempts to use another extremely powerful 17 year-old Newtype from desperate circumstances as a Morality Pet, this time Morality Chain. He spends the series futilely trying to protect Kamille while still allowing him to become an extremely deadly pilot and sacrifice himself in a Newtype battle. Once again, it ends well for neither Char's protege nor himself. (Interestingly, Amuro refuses to speak to him about Lalah, and so Kamille never even thinks of asking Char about her the most he gets is a brief guess at Newtype bonds from Mirai.)
- Revenge Before Reason: Kamille displays a tendency to seek revenge without thought for the consequences from the start of the series. In the first two episodes alone he attacks a member of the Titans with his fists for making an off-hand comment about how girly his name sounds, calls a Military Police officer who has him in custody a brute, attacks said officer physically when he throws something at Kamille for insulting him — in the middle of the prison and just after his mother's lawyer comes to bail him out... And then he runs out of the prison, ignoring the chaos all around him from a crashed mobile suit and his mother's presence, to Gundamjack the Mk II Gundam for the purpose of "getting back" at the MP officer for having him beaten in response to being attacked. He even ends up joining the AEUG as part of his way of "getting even" with the Titans, after first menacing the aforementioned MP officer with his newly hijacked mobile suit.
- The Rival: He and Jerid have a nasty one going. It largely involves them killing one another's loved ones. Later on it becomes one sided on Jerid's part as Kamille has bigger things on his mind.
- Senpai Kouhai: He's technically this with Quattro and Katz, but neither relationship really works the way it's supposed to. Subverted.
- Shirtless Scene: Needs to change his shirt before suiting up to sortie in the Mk. II after Mirai and her children are held hostage in episode 18.
- Sour Outside, Sad Inside: Kamille's very volatile disposition is partially his way of coping with his frustrating circumstances, both before and during the course of the series. Made clearest when Torres ribs him for being homesick and Kamille's first response is to start a physical altercation. When Kamille starts smiling more and is more passive outside of combat towards the end of the series, it's a sign he's been so worn down he can't keep it up.
- Spell My Name with an "S": "Camille Vidan" was an early unofficial romanization widespread in the fandom. The official post-export romanisation is 'Kamille Bidan'.
- Stay in the Kitchen: Mildly. Kamille isn't especially comfortable with women going into combat, especially Fa and Reccoa, seeing as the former is a civilian girl who's barely learning how to handle herself in a mobile suit, while Reccoa has been in trouble before when in missions. On the other hand, he never gets similarly concerned over Emma, seeing as Emma is the most accomplished female pilot in the whole series.
- Stealth Pun: In a very roundabout way. In one of the promotional images for Gundam Beyond, a series of promotional images as well as video created to help celebrate Gundam's 40th anniversary, Kamille stands opposite Heero, who hails from a series where the Gundams are given numbered designations by the opposition, from 1-5. Kamille pilots the Zeta Gundam, which is named for the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet.
- Teen Genius: He was well-known as an amateur mecha builder before he left his colony. The dub goes so far as to suggest that he designed the Zeta Gundam himself, though that isn't quite true: what actually happened was that he saw the Hyaku-Shiki's blueprints, and noticed the unfinished transformation systemnote , had a few ideas on improving it and sent a report to Anaheim's engineers, who were able to use his ideas to complete the transformable frame and build it into the Zeta. In essence he came up with the basic design concepts and the name, and Anaheim refined it into the proof-of-concept mobile suit.
- Transforming Mecha: The Zeta Gundam.
- Trauma Conga Line: Starts with Kamille's mom being made a hostage and then murdered. And then his dad. And then it just gets worse from there. As the war escalates pretty much every named character Kamille forms a deep bond with, save for Fa, all get killed off. Four, Sarah, Rosamia, Katz, Reccoa, and Emma all pretty much die in quick succession in the winding episodes. And then, in his final push to defeat Scirocco, Kamille completely burns himself out using his Newtype abilities and suffers a complete mental breakdown.
- Unknown Rival: To Scirocco. The final episode features the very first time they meet face to face and even directly talk to each other despite battling each other near the beginning of the series. When Kamille barges into the standoff between Char, Haman, and Scirocco, the latter can only address Kamille as "boy" at first.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: His hijacking the Gundam Mk. II ends up as the crux for both of his parent's deaths shortly afterwards, and that's just the first of many cases where an impulsive decision of his has severe consequences in the aftermath.
- Would Hit a Girl: Ask Lila about that. Or Rosamia. Or, outside of combat, Beltorchika.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's blue.
Voice Actors: Miyuki Matsuoka (Japanese, TV), Satomi Arai (Japanese, Movies), Angie Beers (English)
Kamille's neighbor and classmate in his home colony of Green Noa, Fa joins up with the AEUG after they save the escape pod she was in. Determined to prove herself to Kamille and the rest of the AEUG, she undergoes pilot training to try and stay useful.
- Action Girl: Voluntarily changes from a Girl Next Door to a mobile suit pilot.
- Action Survivor: The mecha anime equivalent. She doesn't score any brilliant kills, or take a level in badass, or anything like that, but she survives Zeta, which is a victory in and of itself.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Alternates between this and Dogged Nice Girl with regards to Kamille. It's easier to count the times when they aren't fighting about something.
- Betty and Veronica: The slightly-tomboyish, good-hearted, and straightforward Betty to Four's mysterious and problematic Veronica.
- Can't Catch Up: She tries very hard, but the Methuss... well, sucks when compared to other units. (Its main problem is that, while it's an okay Mobile Armor in terms of mobility - meaning it's a good scout - its Mobile Suit form is lousy.)
- Childhood Friend Romance: Downplayed with Kamille, eventually. They have a sweet ambiguous embrace as a Relationship Upgrade in the hallway. A New Translation has her and Kamille futilely trying to kiss with their helmets on before Fa laughingly squeals that it's ridiculous, and ends with her and Kamille embracing in the void of space after surviving the Gryps Conflict.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: A mild example. She's certainly very suspicious anytime Kamille talks to another girl. Most pronounced with Rosamia and her delusion that Kamille is her elder brother. Fa is clearly annoyed by Rosamia, but she also seems to realize that Kamille's interest in Rosamia has nothing to do with romance, and doesn't do much to interfere.
- Color Motif: Golden yellow. It's standard for the AEUG pilot suits, but it's also her regular uniform. She even has a yellow turtleneck at the beginning.
- Dogged Nice Girl: To Kamille. It's not that he doesn't notice her, it's just that there's a lot of other stuff going on in his life right now.
- First Girl Wins: Notable, as Kamille isn't as openly affectionate towards her as he is towards Four. But because Four dies and Kamille ends up mind-crushed by Scirocco she ends up taking care of him. (The last shot of the movie implies that it's much more mutual than that.)
- Flawed Prototype: The Methuss can transform from a MA with decent mobility, into a lousy MS. The transformation itself is simple and quick, and the unit itself is less a combat-ready MS than a proof-of-concept for effective movable frame transformation; as if to prove this, it's apparently very easy to repair and maintain (which would facilitate flight data accumulation and recovery). It is underarmed and underpowered, but fixing those results in a decent MS, and its descendants are average to good units.note It's a little unfair that Fa's piloting isn't mentioned more, as she survived the Gryps Conflict in the Methuss.
- To Kamille's other love interest, Four. Kamille and Four have Love at First Sight and don't have nearly as many arguments as Kamille and Fa do, and whenever they aren't fighting, they're positively overjoyed to be together. However, in spite of their chemistry and professed love for one another, Four ends up leaving Kamille every single time he tries to get her to leave the Titans. Meanwhile, for as much as Fa gets into arguments with Kamille at the drop of a hat, she goes out of her way to stay by Kamille and support him whenever possible regardless of romantic sentiment, leaving much safer civilian or support crew life in order to become a pilot.
- To her predecessor Frau Bow as well. Fa's relationship with Kamille superficially mimics the one Frau had with Amuro, but also diverges significantly. Fa and Kamille are not best friends and not nearly as close and fight more and cooperate less as a consequence; it's also lampshaded in the way Fa is frequently absent from Kamille's life/long stretches of episodes. Fa also decides to become a mobile suit pilot and sees combat. Despite being 17, she's more temperamental and childish than the more composed and stoic Frau and Prone to Tears, both before and after battle starts taking its toll.
- Forgiveness: Fa's parents are arrested by the Titans as part of the domino effect of Kamille's thoughtless and selfish actions at the beginning, meaning the Yuirys are facing a very grim, if unknown fate. While she's incredibly upset by this and Kamille immediately and correctly realizes It's All My Fault, Fa never once gets angry with Kamille about it or holds it against him* . See Plucky Girl.
- Get a Hold of Yourself, Woman!: An unhappy Fa gets slapped twice by Emma during the same lecture.
- Like an Old Married Couple: How everyone else views them. She and Kamille tend to communicate concern and affection by arguing.
- Love Martyr: To a degree, following Kamille and putting up with his many, many arguments.
- Mukokuseki: Possibly as a result of Mixed Ancestry, she has a thoroughly-Chinese (if reversed) name and blue eyes.
- Panty Shot: Subverted. She's the only one who normally doesn't wear pants, and in zero-g, that means she gets an upskirt shot whenever the camera feels like it. However, those aren't her panties, but a very short underskirt covering that's part of the uniform, likely to prevent this trope. Exaggerated when we do see them when she chases the children out of the bathroom wearing nothing else.
- Parental Substitute: She's the one mainly responsible for looking after Shinta and Qum, and Kamille says she even tried to look after him at Side 7 due to his own Parental Neglect. She continues this in the AEUG, trying to keep Kamille (and to a lesser extent Katz) stable.
- Plucky Girl: Overcomes her family's awful and uncertain fate to become a competent soldier, help whoever needs it, remain loyal to Kamille, and stay kind.
- She's Got Legs: Fa wears the very short female AEUG uniform with the equivalent of Modesty Shorts instead of leggings, and the ED is almost entirely her running alongside Haro. She even wears shorts at the beginning in her civilian outfit.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: Her attempts to become a serious pilot also result in her becoming far ruder and more bitter. Kamille gets the worst of it, but she occasionally bickers with others like Emma too, even turning a run to the last mobile suit into a competition so she can prove herself despite the seriousness of the matter. Reccoa may have spotted this when she eventually tells Fa not to end up like her.
- Tsundere: Dere. Mostly Fa's a sweet, resilient, caring Nice Girl. However, Kamille brings out her bickering side like nobody's business.
Voice Actors: Maya Okamoto (Japanese), Lisa Christie (English)
A former Titans' pilot, Emma defected to the AEUG after realising what sort of people she was working for. She is close to Kamille and Captain Bekkener, and serves as a substitute mother to Katz Kobayashi, whom she does her best to keep out of trouble.
- Ace Pilot: One of the most skilled female pilots in the franchise.
- Action Girl: In any of her Mobile Suits, Emma can put up a pretty good fight.
- Armor-Piercing Slap: Delivered to Kamille, more often than not. She also memorably slapped Fa twice in the same scene.
- Ascended Extra: By technicality. Despite her prominent introduction and becoming the Gundam Mk-II's designated pilot later, she isn't actually given much to do throughout the whole series. She is however a great deal more prominent in video games, either ones that adapt the series or crossover games, particularly the Dynasty Warriors Gundam series.
- Cool Big Sis: To Kamille and Fa.
- Defector from Decadence: Originally part of the Titans; switched sides after learning how much of a group of evil bastards the Titans were.
- Designated Girl Fight: With Reccoa.
- Dude Magnet: After joining the AEUG, most of the male crew members (especially Captain Henken) are very much attracted to her.
- Empowered Badass Normal: Only develops her Newtype abilities well after her credentials as an ace have been established.
- HeelFace Turn: Episode 4. She starts to really see how fucked-up the Titans are in episode 3.
- Horrible Judge of Character: It's what got her into the Titans to begin with, not understanding what she's really dealing with. She also completely lacks context on how much of a Jerkass that Kamille's father Franklin is, which allows him to try to backstab them after she brought him to the AEUG in the first place.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Henken towers over her.
- Hypocrite: Emma has her moments just like the other major characters. When Fa goes out in a Rick Dias to aid them against Jerid and only get's in their way, Emma gives her two Bright Slaps and lectures her on the necessity of acting without emotion and following orders. Emma had previously done the same thing during their attempt on Jaburo where she kept ignoring orders to engage Scirocco and attempted atmospheric reentry with a damaged MS.
- Killed Off for Real: By Yazan Gable, following her battle with Reccoa.
- Lady of War: She remains graceful while fighting.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Becomes the regular pilot of the Gundam Mark II following Kamille's promotion to the Zeta.
- Only Sane Man: Often. Out of all the cast members she's easily the one who grabs the Idiot Ball the least.
- Parental Substitute: To Katz while they are at the front.
- Psychic Powers: Demonstrates the ability to sense powerful Newtypes, even at a distance, and can also sense the deaths caused by a gas attack on a colony.
- State Sec: For about two minutes.
- Team Mom: In the same vein as Bright being a Team Dad, Emma definitely cares for the younger pilots of the AEUG, but she also channels that concern and her own professionalism into both frustrated lectures and backing up Kamille, Fa, and Katz during fights.
- Vasquez Always Dies: The most competent female pilot in the show (barring the villainous Haman Karn). Often contrasted with the more feminine Fa, she ends up dead while Fa survives.
- The Worf Effect: When Jerid and Mouar unveil the new Gabthley suits, Emma is the unlucky established badass that gets soundly beaten to show off how powerful the pair are. Her Rick Dias is scrapped and she's reduced to an escape pod which Kamille and a Nemo manage to rescue.
Voice Actors: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese—debut role), Dave Pettitt (English)
The captain of the Argama and then the Radish, Henken Bekkener forms close friendships with Kamille Biden, Emma Sheen, and the rest of the AEUG pilots. Like Emma, he is often a voice of reason among the AEUG leadership.
- Badass Beard: Combined with Badass Moustache.
- Cannot Spit It Out: His early attempts at hitting on Emma inevitably end up like this.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: It's shown that he asphyxiates due to the air getting sucked out of the Radish's ruined bridge before the Radish explodes.
- The Captain: The first one we see in the series, in fact. He starts off as the captain of the Argama and transfers over to the Radish when Bright joins the AEUG.
- The Good Captain: Most definitely a good one.
- Dogged Nice Guy: To Emma.
- Genius Bruiser: An understated example, as the Radish doesn't get much spotlight, but it's shown that he can keep up with Bright's strategies without having to discuss them beforehand.
- Gentle Giant: 190cm and easily one of the nicest of the named cast. What sets him apart from Bright is that he never engages in correction with any of his crew members, and even at his most frustrated, he always lets the likes of Katz and Kamille off with a stern warning.
- Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: With Emma.
- Killed Off for Real: By Yazan Gable after he destroys his ship.
- Large and in Charge: One of the tallest characters in Zeta, and also The Captain.
- Not So Above It All: Normally Henken's a very calm person, but when he tries putting the moves on Emma Sheen he immediately heads straight into dork territory.
- Only Sane Man: Shares this role with Emma, acting as a rational adult on a team of otherwise childish screw-ups.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Gets himself and his ship blown up to save Emma. She dies soon afterwards.
- Team Dad: Isn't nearly as stern as one as Bright is. It also bears mentioning that his being able to hold a friendly conversation with younger members of his crew extends to even Quattro.
Voice Actors: Masako Katsuki (Japanese), Meredith Taylor-Parry (English)
A pilot aboard the Argama and intelligence operative for the AEUG, Reccoa Londe acts as a mentor and support to the emotional Kamille after he joins their cause. Her own issues and pain eventually grow to a momentous point of no return.
- Ace Pilot: While she's not a match for the real aces, she's not actually a bad pilot, and even manages to pull Kamille's fat out of the fire while piloting the Methuss (which is not exactly a top-grade mobile suit). After her FaceHeel Turn, she becomes a genuinely dangerous opponent.
- Adaptational Heroism: Though she was reluctant to do it, her colony gassing killed millions of people and she blamed the AEUG for it. A New Translation removes the action and as such she's easily much more sympathetic.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: Battle-hardened Reccoa wants a strong partner for a few reasons. Feeling safer and not having to fight among them. When it doesn't happen with Char, she becomes desperate.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Reccoa is by far the nicest person dealing with Kamille just after he enters the AEUG. Unfortunately, she's compassionate because she herself is hurting quite badly. Her own lack of dealing with it without combat, or anyone else's to recognize this — except for Kamille, who's concerned for her in return — leads to tragedy.
- Blood Knight: She admits that after entering into the One Year War at a young age she became almost addicted to combat. It's why she puts herself into dangerous situations a lot of the time with her spying and fighting; she's still trying to chase the high that comes with putting her life on the line.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: 'The Call Of Darkness' implies this to be part of the reason for her FaceHeel Turn.
- Broken Bird: As self-explained to Fa, the kind and seemingly-confident Reccoa hasn't stopped fighting for eight years.
- Caring Gardener: Reccoa has several different types of plants she cares for in her quarters on the Argama, but no flowers. Kamille is understandably seriously unsettled when she subverts this by getting rid of all of them. See Flower Motif.
- Cool Big Sis: Gives this vibe at first, helping Kamille adjust to life in the AEUG.
- The Cynic: Reccoa is unhappy about a lot and doesn't believe in much of anything anymore but a part of her still yearns to. It lets her connect with Kamille and then Scirocco takes complete advantage of it.
- Does Not Like Men: Zigzagged. She spouts this sort of rhetoric after her FaceHeel Turn, while still complaining about her need to find a "strong" man and be fulfilled as a woman. She's had negative experiences with men yet still has hope of a relationship she likes, so it means she doesn't hate them all; she's just been incredibly disappointed by life.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She was very happy to get rid of Bask.
- Evil Counterpart: To Emma Sheen. Emma starts off a member of the Titans but defects to the AEUG early on, while Reccoa starts off a member of the AEUG but ends up defecting to the Titans.
- Evil Redhead: After joining Scirocco.
- FaceHeel Turn: She eventually joins Scirocco after being taken in by his rhetoric about creating a world ruled by women.
- Flower Motif: The one plant Reccoa left behind was a cactus that starts to flower after she leaves the Argama for good, suggesting that while she made a FaceHeel Turn, she was right in claiming there was nothing in the AEUG for her anymore.
- To Frau Bow. They're both redheads who were 15 during the One Year War. Frau was orphaned, Reccoa lost track of her family. She's also one of the "teenage guerrillas" Tem Ray mentions during the pilot of the last show. — the difference is that Frau had and still has Amuro to love and to do the fighting for her. Reccoa's who she might have become without him.*
- And to Emma: They both defect to each other's original side. She's overly ruled by her emotions, whereas Emma can be a bit too coolheaded and dispassionate, preferring her job as a soldier without other emotional entanglements. It's largely their backgrounds: Emma was a military academy graduate from a military family, who had never experienced combat; Reccoa was a teenage guerilla who's taken to using combat and danger to numb her emotional issues.
- Also to Quattro/Char. Early on in the series, Quattro admits to Kamille that he can't see himself making a living outside of the battlefield and gives this as the reason why he never married. Much later on, Reccoa has a very similar conversation with Fa when she explains that her experiences over being separated from her family during the One Year War and constantly fighting from then on left her with an inability to live or function without taking risky jobs, which she also admits is the reason why she couldn't settle down. But while Quattro ends up lending his Blood Knight tendencies to a greater cause and is perfectly content with that without any disillusions that he is one, Reccoa ends up needing more reassurance and satisfaction beyond the thrill she gets over getting in risky situations and this desire leads her to join Scirocco.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Her emotional radar may be damaged, but she pins her hopes for salvation on a relationship with Char, whose problems with Lack of Empathy are not only consistent but who is shown to be unable to properly connect with, protect, or nurture anyone. She follows it up by throwing her lot in with the equally sociopathic Scirocco, but it's a subversion as she no longer cares about things like "character".
- I Just Want to Be Loved: Reccoa believes this will fix her other problems. More justifiably, she wants to feel appreciated for what she does and not feel like she's a tool. Unfortunately, Kamille is generally too young and Char isn't capable of it, so she settles for Scirocco's claimed "appreciation" and the fact that he gives her very powerful weapons. Her last word seem to confirm her belief women will always be used by men, one way or another.
- Informed Ability: Is supposed to be a superb spy, but gets captured easily at least twice.
- In Harm's Way: "I guess I don't feel alive unless I'm living on the edge."
- Killed Off for Real: If she wasn't dead after Emma defeated her, she certainly was when Yazan destroyed her mobile suit.
- Love Makes You Evil: She defects to the Titans after getting taken in by Scirocco's charisma.
- Moral Myopia:
- Double subverted. Accuses Char of being a Selfish Evil creep who thinks the world revolves around him, which IS the case... just not for this series. And given her own behavior it's damned funny.
- She constantly expects special treatment from the Argama crew whenever she attacks them, while being totally unwilling to do the same.
- When ordered to gas a colony by Bask. She constantly shows that she doesn't want to do it, but ends up carrying it out anyway. And then she blames the AEUG for not being quick enough to stop it this time after they prevented one such incident before.
- Morality Pet: Even after switching sides, Reccoa still has a hard time facing Kamille in combat.
- Not in This for Your Revolution: Given that she makes a FaceHeel Turn when she's no longer satisfied when working with the Argama, there's the heavy implication she joined the AEUG more out of her Blood Knight tendencies and less because the Titans needed to be opposed.
- Psychic Powers: Displays Newtype abilities shortly after her defection, saving the Alexandria from Quattro's Mega-Bazooka.
- Rape as Backstory: Implied in the second-to-last episode, as her last words use the term "disgraced," a euphemism for this in Japanese.
- Redemption Equals Death: More of a case of Death Equals Redemption as it actually happens after her death. Her spirit, without hesitation, joins Emma, Lila, Rosamia, Four and all of the other women who saw something special in Kamille's heart. They lend him strength to defeat Scirocco. With her death, Scirocco no longer has a hold on her. So it's reasonable that Reccoa, in spirit, reverted back to her former self.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The One Year War messed her up so much as a fifteen-year-old guerrilla that she no longer feels normal or settled without putting herself in danger.
- Sixth Ranger: To the Titans and Scirocco's crew in particular.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Reccoa's not a bad pilot, but the opinion of her piloting skill is truly inflated.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: So star-crossed they were never in a romantic relationship, but if Kamille (who was able to recognize and fulfill Reccoa's emotional needs, just not her romantic ones) had been a little older, a lot of tragedy might have been averted. (She also tells Fa not to end up like her.) The scene where he chases her and begs her, screaming, to come back, is heartbreaking.
- Stepford Smiler: Reccoa acts kind, untroubled, and self-sufficient. She is very broken, desperate, and damaged on the inside, and the point where she can no longer contain it is the point where she can't see any point staying with the "good guys" anymore.
- Street Urchin: She was a teenage guerilla during the One Year War.
- Team Mom: Before her issues started putting her relationship with the other pilots in jeopardy. Completely subverted with her FaceHeel Turn.
- There Are No Therapists: Reccoa is desperately in need of some, and this is partly why Z is a tragedy.
- Took a Level in Badass: After defecting to Scirocco, she receives her own custom mecha. It's also around this time that she begins to display Newtype powers.
- Woman Scorned: In her eyes, she's justified in hating Char as much as she does because she isn't getting as much emotional support as she wants.
Voice Actors: Keiichi Nanba (Japanese, TV), Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese, Movies), Sean Broadhurst (English)
One of the three war orphans cared for by the White Base in Mobile Suit Gundam, Katz eventually joins the AEUG in the hopes of following in the footsteps of his adoptive father Hayato, the founder of Karaba, as well as his childhood hero, Amuro Ray.
- Alliterative Name: It is now. His birth name according to All There in the Manual was Katz Hawin.
- Ascended Extra: Was one of the three small children on the White Base in Mobile Suit Gundam. Here he's a major supporting character. Unlike the rest of his former crewmates, his role in this show is bigger than in MSG.
- Beady-Eyed Loser: He always jumps into the fray with the intention of proving himself, but ultimately doesn't accomplish too much with this attitude beyond getting scolded.
- Big Damn Heroes:
- In episode 44, Kamille is outmaneuvered by Jerid, and Sarah is desperately pleading with Katz to attack the Axis forces instead of her own. Katz ignores her and rams Jerid's Byarlant with the Methuss, discharging his guns into Jerid's vernier; Kamille is saved and Jerid is forced to retreat.
- In a earlier episode he manages to save Kamille from Jerid using his gifted Chekhov's Gun.
- Chekhov's Gun: Amuro's gun!
- Color Motif: His AEUG uniform is green. He wore green on White Base. He's also the VERY 'green' rookie.
- Dating Catwoman: He and Sarah have a mutual attraction, though it's far stronger on his end.
- Death by Irony: Katz idolizes Amuro, who as a Newtype had enough spatial awareness to be able to map out an asteroid fortress by his mind alone in the finale of the original series, while injured, with the assistance of Katz and his siblings. Katz, by comparison, flies straight into an asteroid due to blacking out in the final battle, failing utterly to live up to his hero and dying a pointless death.
- Foil: Amuro got thrown into the last war on a continual life-or-death basis. Although Katz does manage to save Kamille a couple of times, there was absolutely no need for him to join the AEUG or see combat at all, and he doesn't develop from his experiences. See Irony.
- Happily Adopted: By Frau and Hayato, along with his now-brother and sister Letz and Kikka. He loves them, but unfortunately he thinks going to war is what 15-year-olds do.
- Hero-Worshipper: He used to be like this towards Amuro, but the latter's shellshock turn him into a Broken Pedestal. However, when Amuro decides to sortie out in the Rick Dias, Katz goes right back to idolizing him.
- Hot-Blooded: Unfortunately to an irrational degree early on.
- Irony: Katz has a very limited view of Amuro's heroics in the One Year War, which leads to Katz idolizing Amuro and consequently getting let down when Amuro's behavior doesn't reflect the Ace Pilot he was back then. While this does mean Amuro earns it back when he returns to piloting, Katz ends up experiencing more or less everything that made Amuro understandably frustrated or traumatized seven years ago, the very things that made Amuro so reluctant to return to piloting when the series started.
- His decisions made without Bright's approval are looked down upon and confirmed to not be the right course of action, he lashes out when people don't outright agree with him because he's so convinced that he's right, launching and fighting without thinking it over (even if it ends up working out) usually only gets him scolded, and most notably he ends up accidentally killing someone he cared about on the other side because that person tried to shield the person he was trying to kill. Also not experiencing the same degree of PTSD keeps him as a fairly Static Character and gets him killed.
- For someone who wants to be a pilot so badly that he keeps stealing the AEUG's mobile suits to prove himself, before floundering about repeatedly, some of Katz's most competent moments are when he's on-foot and either using his museum expertise or improvising a means to survive and escape.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He digs his heels in when the AEUG plans to align themselves with Axis, even when it's done as an act of desperation with Granada in danger by the Titans. He's not wrong, however, and Fa takes his side; Zeon is incredibly untrustworthy and a threat on par with the Titans. Even after dismissing them, Emma admits that they've got a point, the AEUG is just too desperate to not ask for help.
- Killed Off for Real: By Yazan Gable. Noticing a pattern here?
- Kill the Ones You Love: To his horror, he shoots Sarah's Bolinoak Sammahn when she ends up Taking the Bullet for a vulnerable Scirocco.
- Love Makes You Dumb: His crush on Sarah seriously impairs his judgement.
- Morality Pet: Ends up becoming one to Sarah because of his earnest and honest behavior.
- Naïve Newcomer: While he is no stranger to war itself, he is new to actually being a part of a ship crew as well as a frontline pilot like his idol Amuro is. This, combined with his rose-tinted impression of the One Year War, result in his being more than a bit off-kilter as to how he should conduct himself.
- Nice Guy: Katz may be annoying, naive, and reckless, but he's also loyal, honest, and kind. Recognized by Sarah and lampshaded by Beltorchika, who greets him as "a nice kid". That's actually the problem he's far too nice and too young to be anywhere near a battlefield, especially when it's completely unnecessary.
- Parental Abandonment: He ends up like this after being passed along. Frau trusts Amuro to look after him, but once they join Karaba, Hayato decides to let him join the AEUG and go to war in space, where Char apparently promised to look after him.
- Parental Substitute: Averted. Emma does monitor him, as a subordinate, but to a distant enough degree that he still repeatedly causes trouble and eventually gets killed. One of the biggest problems with Katz is being young and naive enough to desperately need one of these note , and in the end, no one really looked after him properly.
- Psychic Powers: A weak Newtype.
- Senpai Kouhai: Kamille is technically his AEUG senpai, but it doesn't mean Katz listens to him, any more than he does to anybody else. Subverted.
- Skintone Sclerae: Same as when he was a little kid. He's changed so much since, it's one of the few ways of identifying him.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: The best way to summarize Katz is "What if someone tried to replicate Amuro and completely lacked the qualities that made him successful?" The result is a Deconstruction of all the negative traits of his hero with next to none of the positive ones, who consequently pisses off everyone around him. He also lacks Amuro's uncanny ability for machinery and piloting, thus becoming The Load more often than not.
- Teens Are Short: Especially when put next to Kamille, who himself is short for his age.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: The kids were bratty in the original show, but not to this level.
- Unreliable Expositor: Katz openly rails against Amuro for not being as heroic as he was back in the One Year War, but either intentionally ignores or simply forgets that Amuro was prone to shutting down, refusing to talk to others, and having misplaced outbursts because of the stress. It becomes clear throughout the series that he only really remembers the positives of being involved in the One Year War and none of the overwhelming stress it actually causes.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Less dark and more a pain in the neck, but in MSG Katz was the cautious "big brother" of the Tagalong Kids and actually the least bratty and hotheaded of the three. Due to his now being the age Amuro was in the One Year War, he thinks he's fully capable of the same heroics Amuro is and is constantly putting himself and others in danger in order to try and prove it.
Voice Actors: Hirotaka Suzuokinote (Japanese), Dave Kelly (English)
The captain of the White Base during the One Year War, Bright joins up with the AEUG out of disgust with the Titans. Due to his experiences with Amuro in MSG he has a pretty solid idea of what to expect from Kamille.
- The Captain: It's Bright Noa, what else could he be?
- The Comically Serious: Whenever he gets too serious about running his crew, something happens to take away his dignity; the kids are especially good for that.
- Cry Cute: When he watches a tape that has a loving message from his wife and children.
- Defector from Decadence: Decides to join the AEUG after realizing that the Titans were becoming just as bad as Zeon.
- Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: As the former trope namer this is to be expected of Bright. He's also on the receiving end of some less than sympathetic variants from the likes of Bask.
- Happily Married: To Mirai, the pilot of the White Base.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Bright is still an uptight bastard most of the time. He's also got the safety of his crew as his top priority.
- Older and Wiser: While there's still no helping when the pilots under his command act out, Bright overall has more of a handle on how to run a ship compared to how he started in the last series.
- Psychic Powers: Has low-level Newtype abilities from serving on White Base.
- Team Dad: Keeps this status from the previous series. It helps that now he is an actual father as well.
Commander Blex Forer
Voice Actor: Kouji Ishii (Japanese, Movies), Byron Close (English)
- Big Good: He's responsible for founding the AEUG and is the one leading it, up until his assassination.
- Good Counterpart: As the head of the AEUG he's naturally this to Jamitov. Both men have similar goals about bringing the human race to space but Blex is a compassionate man who wants an end to war while Jamitov's ambitions surpass any desire for peace. Interestingly enough the two are similar in a meta sense; both are the leaders of their factions but their importance to the story is quite minor with their underlings leading the charge.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As the head of the AEUG, Blex is a kind and intelligent leader dedicated to the freedom of both Spacenoids and Earthlings from the Titans's grasp. Even Char, a man with a bad case of Chronic Backstabbing Disorder, respects him...
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Which may be due to the fact Blex looks quite a bit like Zeon Deikun. His assassination, with Char unable to prevent it, is both understandably a massive trigger for Char and the start of the show's very bleak final arcs in general.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Much like Jamitov, Blex is rather underdeveloped for such a major character in the narrative and he's killed a little under halfway through the series. He ultimately put in only a few appearances and the AEUG tended to be lead by Henken, Bright, or Quattro rather than him.
Voice Actors: Hiroyuki Shibamoto (Japanese, TV), Toru Okawa (Japanese, Movies), Scott Roberts (English)
A former Zeon pilot who finds employ with the AEUG. A man of few words, he acts as the leader of the Rick Diases, and racks up a fair number of kills, despite rarely being onscreen, forming something of a friendship with Kamille in the process.
- Ace Pilot: Apolly was a Zeon ace during the One Year War, and he earns his stripes again in this one, downing an impressive number of Titans' suits despite his rare appearances.
- Ascended Extra: Apolly and Roberto have a larger role in Char's Deleted Affair. In fact, it's revealed that both of them were under Char's command back in the One Year War.
- Audience Surrogate: And often ends up voicing what the fans are thinking as well
- Big Damn Heroes He does this surprisingly often for a minor character, but he gets extra points for doing it once in the brand new Zeta Gundam
- Deadpan Snarker: One of his few personality traits that does shine through. He's constantly snarking, whether about Kamille and Fa, the stupidity of the situation, or even Mineva Zabi's entrance.
- Intergenerational Friendship: He and Fa are quite friendly and he helps her out of a couple of scrapes. When the Zeta Gundam first debuted they tag-teamed Jerid.
- Killed Off for Real: At the hands of Jerid Messa in Episode 45.
- Mauve Shirt: Leads the Rick Dias, making him the heroic equivalent of an Elite Mook.
- Mook Lieutenant: Heroic example, as leader of the Rick Dias.
- Nice Guy: He might be a quippy former Zeon pilot, but Apolly is very friendly and easy to get along with.
Voice Actors: Kôzô Shioya (Japanese), Tommy James (English)
A former Zeon pilot who works with the AEUG. Roberto was one of the Rick Dias pilots alongside Apolly.
- An Arm and a Leg: His Rick Dias loses an arm to one of the Titan GM's during their first attempt to steal the Gundam MK II. It's repaired after the battle.
- Badass Mustache: A cool mustache in contrast to the clean-shaven Apolly. Roberto's also a talented AEUG Ace and takes down a number of Titan and Federation Mobile Suits.
- Heroic Sacrifice: He dies defending a shuttle with Apolly and many other AEUG pilots from Buran's Federation Squad. Apolly and the others make it, but Roberto is shot in the back by Buran's Asshimar and killed.
- Improvised Weapon: When fighting a bunch of Federation HI-Zacks, Roberto takes off one of his Rick Dias's fuel tanks and hurls it at one and then detonates it with the laser pistols on his back.
- Only One Name: Oddly enough, his last name isn't listed, unlike his fellow wingman Apolly.
- Satellite Character: Roberto largely revolves around Quattro and Apolly. While he and Apolly often appeared together, Apolly tended to speak and be characterized much more.
- Those Two Guys: He and Apolly are this, often being the two named background pilots who would accompany the leads with back-up. Though when together, Apolly got more screen time and lines.
Shinta and Qum
Voice Actors: Chika Sakamoto (Shinta) & Mayumi Shou (Qum)
A pair of orphans that Quattro brings to space following his second visit to Earth.
- Accidental Hero: After a brief argument with Fa, they decide to play hide and seek in the best spot they can think of and Fa panics when she can't find them, leading to her and Kamille going out into the city where the Argama is docked. In the process, Kamille discovers Sarah's attempt to bomb the entire area in an attempt to destroy the ship, and while he can't prevent it, he's still able to evacuate the city and get the Argama to take off before the bombs go off. Kamille saving not just the Argama crew but also the population of the city is all due to Shinta and Qum acting up.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Two of them!
- Children Are Innocent: Almost to a fault.
- Cheerful Child: Also the both of them. Their presence adds some levity in the darker second half of the show.
- Foil: To Katz and his siblings. Unlike the trio as they were in the last show, they don't have a moment where they intentionally manage to save the day, and are mostly only around to provide some lighthearted moments as the series gets progressively darker. But seeing as Katz is present and older...see below.
- The Load: Downplayed. They don't quite do anything that directly benefits the crew, but they also manage to be less trouble and cause less problems than Katz.
- Pet the Dog: They don't carry out any, but they are the recipient of some nicer moments in the series, such as Wong giving them some juice or Kamille throwing a paper airplane back at them when one thrown by Shinta drifts his way.
- Horrible Judge of Character: In A New Translation, Sarah ends up tricking them into letting her out of confinement. Justified, as they're young children that don't have the sense to doubt others they meet have good intentions.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Rosamia ends up hijacking a Nemo and leaving the Argama because of their encouragement and distracting the launch crew long enough for her to take off.
Voice Actors: Masaharu Sato
The main physician aboard the Argama. Dr. Hasan sees to the upkeep of the crew's health and when Rosamia comes aboard he performs a few tests on her to try and learn if she's a Cyber-Newtype, in the process he helps articulate what Cyber-Newtypes actually are.
- Accidental Pervert: As a doctor he performs physicals and it can be a source of slight comedy when dealing with some of the female characters especially because Hasan doesn't really mean anything other than checking people's health.
- The Bus Came Back: He makes it through Zeta intact and shows up again in Gundam Unicorn.
- Mr. Exposition: He explains some of the science behind Cyber-Newtypes and provides a fairly logical explanation for why they're being created.
- Nice Guy: He's a patient man with a fairly good bedside manner. As difficult as Rosamia is with her fear of doctors (at one point biting Hasan), he still manages to calm her down and eases her into the exams.
Torres, Saegusa, and Astonaige
Torres is voiced by: Kenta Abe (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English)
Astonaige is voiced by: Shingo Hiromori (Japanese), C. Adam Leigh (English)
Torres and Saegusa stand in for the Argama's bridge crew while Astonaige is the head of the mechanics. While not usually in the spotlight, they provide some levity when Kamille and the remainder of the cast bounce off of them.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Both Torres and Saegusa look forward to seeing Kamille's souvenir for them, which is heavily implied to be a pornographic video tape of some kind.
- Hidden Depths: Torres is mentioned to be able to pilot a mobile suit when better options aren't available, as Bright nearly sends him out when Katz is unaccounted for.
- Living Prop: The majority of the time.
- Mission Control: They mainly stay out of the fight and provide assistance by relaying information between the pilots and the rest of the ship crew.
- No Hero to His Valet: Both Torres and Saegusa rib Kamille for his homesickness and even get to the point of escalating a punch-out that he starts, while Astonaige openly laughs at Kamille's expense.Kamille: Do I really seem like that much of a geek to you?Astonaige: (laughing to the point of tears) You sure do!
Voice Actors: Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japanese, TV), Nobuyuki Hiyama (Japanese, Movies), C. Adam Leigh (English)
Formerly a Federation pilot of the White Base, he now serves as the field commander and general leader of Karaba on Earth, who lends the AEUG much-needed manpower and firepower in their stints on Earth.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: To Katz, Letz, and Kikka, the trio of orphaned children from White Base. Kamille comments on how this makes him Katz's Absurdly Youthful Father.
- Badass Baritone: Surprisingly enough.
- Betty and Veronica Switch: Hayato's the hardworking, well-meaning, simple, down-to-earth guy who married Frau to help her give three orphans a home and a family. Amuro's rich, famous, handsome, glamorous, dangerous, brooding and problematic. Then Hayato does something very, very stupid. And the show makes it clear her old best friend Amuro's got something to do with it.
- Bright Slap: Even with Stout Strength, it has about as much effect on Katz as the touted original did on Amuro.
- Bystander Syndrome: The Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Day After Tomorrow manga suggests that Hayato originally had this mentality, in spite of being aware of the Federation growing more corrupt and crooked. After a very heated argument with Kai, he eventually wound up becoming the leader of Karaba.
- The Captain: Of the Audhumla. He's the overall leader of Karaba, though, so he's referred to in the English dub as "Director Hayato".
- Horrible Judge of Character: Once upon a time in the last war, Hayato was enraged at being next to a Zeon ship in a neutral Side because Zeon had killed his friend Ryu. Seven years later and he's somehow convinced that a guy he doesn't know very well, and whom Kai and Amuro insist is the infamous Char Aznable, is a swell babysitter to look after his hotheaded and reckless 15-year-old in a war zone.
- The Lancer: Hayato's Karaba to the AEUG, in terms of operation leadership.
- The Leader: Of the Karaba forces.
- Marriage of Convenience: Word of God as to why he and Frau got married.
- Older and Wiser: Age has apparently improved Hayato, who's seemingly the most stable cast member. Then massively subverted dealing with Katz...
- Parental Abandonment: Inverted and played straight. Thinks it's a perfectly normal thing to let his idiotic teenager run off to a war in space. (Over both his wife's explicit protests and the ample opportunity to keep him with Karaba and under his own supervision.)
- Stepford Smiler: Hayato previously showed an ability to work with Amuro for a long time while still being The Resenter. There's not much reason to believe things actually changed.
- Took a Level in Badass: Hayato now looks physically much more imposing, is the leader of an entire paramilitary force, and is effectively Amuro's boss. Unfortunately for things like a Tragic Mistake and What an Idiot!, he seems to have taken a corresponding level in Dumbass as well.
- Tragic Flaw: Carries over from the previous show. His remnant insecurity and issues with Amuro leads to getting both his son and then himself killed over the course of this show and the next.
- Triang Relations: There's a conversation between Hayato and Amuro that seems to have no purpose except to point out Hayato still believes her First Love has a lot of influence. Not to mention that Frau seeing him was apparently Hayato's idea. It's enough to make your head hurt.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Hayato's barely five feet tall and still no looker, but it's what he does with Katz that makes the difference particularly egregious. Not that we ever see them together.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The only former White Base crew member not shown at the end of the third movie, probably because the above-mentioned Tragic Mistake is still the same.
Voice Actors: Toru Furuya (Japanese), Matthew Erickson (English)
Pilot of the original Gundam during the One Year War, Amuro has gone into semi-retirement in order to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. He's also being held under house arrest and close surveillance by the Federation, due to his feats as a Newtype. He eventually returns to action, and forms a brief, but close partnership with Kamille.
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder: Kissing another woman the episode after his Implied Love Interest leaves. It's both a Generation Xerox moment* , and played with since said love interest is married herself. Also, Amuro only reciprocates Beltorchika's interest in him after comparing her to Frau, making her a Suspiciously Similar Substitute.
- Ace Custom: After returning into action with a red custom Rick Dias (basically the AEUG's Elite Mook mobile suit), he gets the MSK-008 Dijeh (which has both the Zeon-ic aesthetics of their mobile suits while maintaining a Federation/Gundam-ish coloring).
- In at least two side-stories Amuro gets his own custom White Zeta Gundam, officially designated MSZ-006-3.
- Ace Pilot: He's Amuro Ray. Smashing a transport freighter into a mobile suit is just the start of it.
- Achilles in His Tent: Where Amuro starts; as in — and due to — Mobile Suit Gundam, he's still doing this, and continues to angrily sulk in his room and hesitate for a bit even after he breaks out to join the fight. (Char points out that by doing so, he's helping the Titans.)
- Adapted Out: A New Translation removes several arcs like the one where the AEUG storms the Titan base at Mount Kilimanjaro. As such the Dijeh never appears in the compilation movies.
- Anti-Hero: Same as he ever was; both not wanting to fight and being quite violent, wanting recognition and isolating himself; etc, etc. Anyone expecting him to be unambiguously heroic is disappointed. Lampshaded when Katz calls him a hero both Amuro and Frau have tears in their eyes.
- Anywhere but Their Lips: Frau Bow. Almost immediately averted by Beltochika, at which point Amuro looks noticeably shocked.
- Betty and Veronica: For this particular redhead, Frau is still his sweet, mature, deeply loving best friend. Newcomer Beltorchika is a sexy girl with ... attitude issues. Turns into a Betty and Veronica Switch when you realize how childish Bel is and remember Frau's married. Unsurprisingly, he doesn't appear to choose by the end of the third movie.
- He's also now Veronica for Frau with regards to Hayato's Betty. And then there's another switch.
- Big Brother Mentor: During the Hong Kong arc, Amuro sort-of takes Char's place as Kamille's mentor, as Char goes back to space.
- Big Damn Heroes: Hitting the Asshimar with a precision-strike cargo freighter. Double Subverted with Mirai and her children in New Hong Kong — Amuro initially trying this just gets himself captured and them placed in jeopardy on a battlefield, but he ends up saving a drowning Hathaway's life and getting everyone to safety, anyway.
- Broken Pedestal: Katz and to a lesser degree Kamille do not take their idol's shellshock well.
- Byronic Hero: He was raised to a relatively high place in society and trapped at the same time, and hates it all. He's torn between what's going on in the world and having to fight again, dealing with massive past tragedy and trauma. His loves are all lost, temporary, unavailable, or unhealthy. He doesn't particularly want to play by anyone's rules. He openly compares his life at the beginning to hell. Plus, he gets to spend most of his time in a black leather jacket. He and Lord Byron would have a lot to talk about. (It also gives him a small window into dealing with Char.)
- Chick Magnet: Amuro's all grown up, rich, and famous — and Frau's still in love with him, Beltochika's now superglued to his arm trying to embody the "magnet" part, and Stephanie more-or-less tells Hayato to give him her number. Kamille even asks Four if she's "an Amuro fan", saying he'd be jealous. (Way to go, 0079.)
- Destructive Romance: Good for his combat capabilities. Not good for anything else. Caught in a bad one with Bel. He bitterly refers to her as an Oldtype — even at a later point when she's behaving more maturely — and generally treats her less nicely than not only his Implied Love Interest but Mirai, who's an actual friend (implying Bel isn't even that). Given the parallels between her and her Gender Flip Char, it makes sense.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Word of God says that all of Amuro's pacing in his backyard has less to do with Katz getting on his nerves and more to do with Katz getting in the way. With Frau.
- Enemy Mine: "To me, he'll always be Char Aznable, and no one else." He manages to cooperate with him as "Quattro".
- Expecting Someone Taller: Beltorchika thought he'd look more warlike. Not that she minds.
- Gilded Cage: He has a mansion with servants in Cheyenne and a quiet, undemanding job with the Federation military. And not one single illusion about not being heavily monitored. He's so off-the-radar that Char can't find him although Frau did, Amuro seems surprised she made it. In the end, he finds it easier to break out than he'd perhaps thought.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: In this installment, it's him in Hong Kong vs. a lot of guys working security for the Luio Company.
- Hairstyle Inertia: Exactly the same as it was in 1979/0079. It not only looks out-of-date when many other characters are sporting full-fledged '80s Hair, it's an easy way of signalling just how "stuck" he's been, emotionally and physically.
- Hero of Another Story: Amuro eventually becomes the Field Leader of Karaba, an Earth-based Resistance movement.
- He's Back: First one: avoiding government agents and then ramming a mobile suit with a transport. His true one is when he pilots the Rick Dias and is able to adapt to the seven years advanced technology and hits Hi-Zacks through a thick fog.
- Hotter and Sexier: Amuro went from a very innocent 15 year-old who was canonically just discovering girls in the last show to an equally dangerous Byronic Hero with the associated difficult love life. He also strips and has a Shower Scene, and he's not in Innocent Fanservice Boy territory anymore, either.
- Implied Love Interest: With Frau Bow, still. No, the romantic or sexual quotient of their long-running involvement isn't made any less murky — except that their storyline now seems to borrow heavily from Casablanca.* However, Amuro is in full Nice Guy mode where she's concerned.* Significantly, any viewer of Mobile Suit Gundam will note pretty much everything she used to do for him, he now does for her. (She may be his best friend, but she's somebody else's wife and he seemingly does a lot more for her than her actual husband. This is even lampshaded by her actual husband.)
- Knight in Sour Armor: Even after having escaped Federation surveillance, Amuro isn't happy about much and doesn't know how to deal with the relatively more energetic and innocent Kamille. He basically goes straight back to his coping strategies from the previous war until Bel snaps him away from the pattern.
- Lighter and Softer: A New Translation takes out most of his brooding and paranoia and makes his relationship with Bel somewhat healthier. Subverted in that he still manages to conceal-carry in an airport and hijack a plane in a 2005 production.
- Love Triangle: The one with Frau and Hayato has apparently switched from a Type 5 to a Type 4. The one with Bel and Frau is either a Type 4, 7, or 10, depending on whom you think is reciprocating* .
- MadonnaWhore Complex: Amuro seems to have one of these going with his Implied Love Interest and Destructive Romance; however, a lot of things* would indicate that his intentions toward pregnant, motherly Frau are not quite pristine. Similarly, Beltorchika's sensuality isn't what attracts him to her. Subverted.
- Nice Guy: World-weary Amuro's now a Shell-Shocked Veteran who's Darker and Edgier than he was as the naïve protagonist of the last show (reflected in his general use of ore where he was entirely boku at 16). Meeting Frau and the kids (and then Mirai and her kids) immediately brings this back out of him, though, in spades. He didn't bury it too deeply.
- Out of Focus: A product of the series mostly following AEUG's exploits in Space, and Amuro being the Field Leader of the Earth-based resistance. Amuro still makes it out pretty good however, getting several string of spotlight episodes.
- Psychic Powers: He can empathically pick up what Four is trying to say more clearly than Kamille.
- Retired Badass: Was this initially, than he hijacks a transport freighter...
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: He's been suffering for years from a combination of PTSD, government-induced paranoia, and his own tendencies to brood and isolate. Feels quite justified at Refusing The Call this time, except he has a very hard time explaining the dangers of war to people like Katz and Kamille.
- Ship Tease: The usual with Frau, to the point of having her with him and Bel at the end of the compilation movies. And there's an episode's worth with Stephanie Luio.
- Stern Teacher: Double subverted. Amuro's moody and gripes about Kamille's fighting style and tactics, but compared to almost every adult Kamille's encountered so far, Amuro's pretty easy on him. Then he ends up sending him back to space at mobile suit gunpoint. Hey, guess it's not a slap
- Still Got It: "This isn't a runway!" (Katz). That, or being able to mentally calculate how to take down a mobile armor with a freighter and the exact moment to bail from that plane, all without breaking a sweat.
- Tempting Apple: Gets one from Bel at their first meeting. Bites it.
- Took a Level in Badass: Who needs a Gundam? Between his cargo plane hijackings or further attempts to make a one-man action movie rescuing Mirai and her family, Amuro is frequently more interesting to watch without an MS.
- Took a Level in Cynic: Amuro's far less of an idealist than he was at 16.
- Notably, it's debatable whether he still has any fond memories of his Newtype encounter with Lalah Sune, or if the trauma of her death simply overwhelmed him* . However, when Kamille describes what Amuro recognizes as a connection Kamille has formed with Four, Amuro tells him in no uncertain terms that he should stop seeing Four and it'll only end badly* .
- He's also in an unhealthy relationship with someone he doesn't even like much, because it's apparently better than being traumatized alone. That most of her appeal is as a Suspiciously Similar Substitute may also qualify him for a level in jerkass, as well.
- Trade Your Passion for Glory: Invoked very loudly by Katz at the beginning, a few years after Rocky III came out in Real Life. It doesn't work. Deconstructed in that Amuro's suffering from depression, PTSD, and government surveillance more than he's coasting on his laurels, and while he may have an ostensibly safe and cushy life, he hates both it and the thought of any fighting, past or potential.
- Troubled, but Cute: Shellshocked Veteran and Jerk with a Heart of Gold. Also effortless Chick Magnet and still frequently a very Nice Guy.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Bringing Katz along with him on his escape to join Hayato and Karaba almost instantly takes Katz out of his hands and sets the kid up on his fatal path to die in a war far from his family. Even having a Properly Paranoid moment and pressing his OYW gun on Katz as a parting gift doesn't help. Making it even worse is the way he specifically told Frau that everything would be fine and she didn't have to worry.
Voice Actors: Maria Kawamura (Japanese), Onalea Gilbertson (English)
A young pilot who joins the Audhumla and takes a rapidly-escalating romantic interest in the famous Amuro.
- Action Girl: She's a competent pilot and gunner and has no qualms about filming a battle raging right above her head.
- Anywhere but Their Lips: Averted; she kisses a startled Amuro smack on the mouth. The iconic shot was later used for Flay Allster and Kira in Gundam SEED, as well as Nena Trinity and Setsuna in Gundam 00.
- Betty and Veronica: Looks and acts like the Veronica to Amuro's Archie and Frau's Betty, but she's actually the far more-easily available, "less complicated" one.
- Celeb Crush: Overlapping with Hero Worship. Amuro is a well-known war hero in-universe. Not only that, since she feels she "knows" him, Beltorchika immediately starts making decisions about the things she thinks would be best for him, like telling Kamille to give him the Mk-II. The flipside is when she (understandably) ends up noisily crying about not understanding Amuro at all. Unfortunately, this just leads her to pester people like Mirai and still not really listen when she's told relationships take time.
- Character Development: Subverted. In her last couple of appearances, Bel returns to behaving like a nicer person. However, this is where she started. Not only is it circular, there's no real explanation for why she Took a Level in Jerkass or what motivated her to stop, just a tame "got out of hand".
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Clingy yet has no real love rival, or none that she's aware of. She still rapidly becomes jealous of anything else taking Amuro's interest or thunder, and manages to continue like this for most of the time she's on-screen.
- Destructive Romance: She and Amuro reinforce some very mutually unhealthy tendencies. For all Amuro talks about needing to get back into Space and for all his relationship with Beltorchika seemingly allows him to fight and move, he does not get there in this show.Kamille: [...] that man and that woman, licking each other's wounds!Four: Sick, huh?Kamille: Yeah. *
- Fangirl: Even to the point of Perverted Sniffing. And meeting Amuro does nothing good for her temperament.
- Flat Character: Beltorchika revolves around Amuro, behavior changes included. Other than that, we don't know much about her.
- Foil: Frau Bow, especially considering how they're shown in sequential episodes. They're both orphans from the One Year War with intense interest in Amuro, but Frau's wise, modest, motherly, helpful, stays off the battlefield, and despite her deep devotion to him, has other, major things in her life (she's also married, making her technically unavailable). Bel's more on the childish side, more overtly opinionated, sexually aggressive, jumps in fights and not only throws herself at Amuro but literally attaches to him for much of her screentime. They are both, however, women that Amuro has been motivated to fight for (although as a Suspiciously Similar Substitute in Bel's case) and both have had their moments of calling out Amuro for refusing to fight when needed.
- Gender Flip: Of Char Aznable. They're both blonde and attractive, characterized by action, aggression, and willingness to leap into battle, lean towards red clothing (she even wears a red qipao in Hong Kong and has a pink pilot jumpsuit that's almost the same salmon shade as his), and both of them converse with Amuro over motivating him to lend his efforts in fighting the Titans — as well, both have some major trouble getting along with Kamille, not to mention the rest of their allies. It shades to You Are What You Hate, since Bel is first disconcerted by Char (which triggers Amuro) and then states she doesn't like him. It makes the Destructive Romance part far less surprising. *
- Groin Attack: Whips one out to drop a guy in a hostile situation in Hong Kong.
- Intrepid Reporter: Plays one in Dakar. She ends up getting an important live feed, but she's still working for Karaba, not as an actual reporter.
- Lady in Red: She's openly and physically interested in Amuro, and then it's lampshaded with a tight red dress she wears in Hong Kong.
- Lighter and Softer: The second compilation movie moves her toward Adaptational Nice Girl and takes out most of her grating personality, but Kamille still calls her selfish and says she'll get Amuro killed, so not everything is changed.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Her spree of bitchy and childishly unpleasant behavior seems to be entirely triggered by her relationship with Amuro, without reason, though she does eventually settle down, again without reason. Part of their Destructive Romance.
- Meaningful Appearance: She has green eyes, like the younger Sarah Zabiarov, and behaves very similarly to the way Sarah does around Scirocco. In her case, she's greedy for Amuro's attention and presence and her jealousy qualifies her for Green-Eyed Monster for several episodes, too.
- Overly Long Name: Which is why she's usually just called "Bel", by Amuro and by fandom.
- Properly Paranoid: Double Subverted. Doesn't like "Lt. Quattro" when she first sees him. "I don't feel any peacetime intelligence in him at all. He doesn't look like the sort of person who can live without war." Repeats her mistrust in another episode, then she warms up to him. Then CCA happens.
- Real Life Writes the Plot: Heavy and persistent rumor has Kawamura being a muse and Love Interest for Tomino before marrying Zeta mecha designer Mamoru Nagano. As well as being recycled for Reccoa and Scirocco, it... would explain a lot about Beltorchika when almost nothing else does.
- Red Is Violent: See Gender Flip. Her biplane is changed from red to blue in the compilation trilogy, where she's far less antagonistic.
- Satellite Love Interest: Most of her early episodes consist of her clinging to Amuro's arm and the strident way she tries to represent what she thinks are his interests. She's a contributing member of Karaba and re-takes a level in amiability, but even nicer, she has no characterization beyond "Amuro's girlfriend".
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute:
- For Frau Bow, considering how Amuro originally needed encouragement from a girl to get back on the battlefield the episode before Bel even came along. Amuro invokes this by only returning Bel's interest after asking about her losing her family in the One Year War (like Frau). He's even shown with both of them at the end of the third movie.
- Solely because of her light blonde hair, she's widely viewed as one for Sayla.* However, she may actually have been meant to have more in common with the other Deikun sibling; see Gender Flip.
- Her first interaction with Kamille has her asking how he likes her plane, giving us this general lampshade.Kamille: Nice replica.
- Tempting Apple: She gives Amuro an apple at their first meeting and gets him to take a bite from it. (It's not even lessened by Kamille already chomping on one in the background.)
- Took a Level in Jerkass: She shows up as a seemingly Nice Girl then promptly takes a major one right after getting together with Amuro. Although it takes up most of her screentime, she is much calmer and more pleasant in the end, subverting this.
- Unlimited Wardrobe: Bel has a very high "screentime to different outfit" ratio.
Voice Actors: Bin Shimada (Japanese), Jonathan Love (English)
An Earth Federation technical officer and fleet commander, Scirocco hails from Jupiter, where he and his fleet were sent to collect helium gas. He is eventually recruited by Admiral Jamtiov when the latter decides he needs reinforcements; unbeknownst to Jamitov, Scirocco has his own ambitions for the Earth Sphere, and is a very powerful Newtype to boot.
- Ace Pilot: Scirocco pilots the suits he designs flawlessly. He frequently goes toe-to-toe with the likes of Kamille and Char.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Like Kamille, Scirocco is far more interested in machines than people, and lacks much feeling for others.
- Ambition Is Evil: Much of the conflict in Zeta is due to Scirocco's lust for power leading him to bump off or manipulate both enemies and allies, leading to many of the people around him being killed or left irreparably broken.
- Armour Is Useless: Averted by his final mobile suit, The O, which is the only suit in-show to withstand multiple beam rifle bursts with no damage due to its incredibly thick plating.
- Astral Projection: He has a Newtype battle against Haman where the two of them throw projections of themselves at one another.
- Badass Bookworm: He's a technician and mobile suit designer, but also an Ace Pilot to rival Amuro and Char.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: Scirocco's Newtype abilities are powerful to the point he can destroy someone's mind and proves to be a grade above any other one introduced throughout the UC. Unfortunately, he's also very amoral and happily uses his abilities to force others to his side in his quest to Take Over the World, not caring about the mental or emotional damage he causes.
- Batman Gambit: Knowing Char's past with Haman will break down negotiations between the AEUG and Axis, he allows for them to meet while he withdraws his fleet, then sweeps in to ally himself with Haman, allowing a replenishment of resources for his now wavering force of Titans.
- Beware the Superman: The single most sinister Newtype in the UC verse, Scirocco is a shining example of why normal humans were so afraid of them.
- Big Bad: Seemingly starting off as an Enigmatic Minion to the Titans and Jamitov, Scirocco quickly makes it clear he's wrestling more and more power from his boss, is handily the most dangerous part of the fleet and eventually, kills off Jamitov and Bask and takes the position in name. Although he's nominally sharing his position with Haman Karn by the end, he is clearly the main story antagonist to Zeta.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Late into the series, Scirocco forms a duo alongside Haman Karn after he deposes of Jamitov and takes control of the Titans.
- Bigger Is Better: His ship, the Jupitris, is the largest in the Titans' fleet, and the suits he designs are all decidedly oversized as well. This is justified, as the Jupitris is actually a transport vessel analogous to the supertankers of today and his mobile suits are all oversized to mount the numerous thrusters and verniers they need to operate in Jupiter's gravity well.
- Biseinen: Scirocco is a 26-year-old, with a handsome face, a feminine, thin frame and legions of female followers.
- Blood Oath: He gives one to Jamitov when pledging his allegiance to the Titans. It doesn't stop him from perforating Jamitov the moment he gets the chance.
- The Casanova: A very dark take, using his good looks and charming facade to manipulate multiple women into doing his bidding. He's a gender-flipped Femme Fatale at points.
- The Chessmaster: Scirocco is a master manipulator of people and effortlessly maneuvers around both tactical battles and playing his superiors to consolidate power under himself, eventually getting strong enough to kill Jamitov and assume control of the Titans.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: Scirocco pretty much betrays everyone in order to achieve his goals. If you work for him, hire him, or care about him, watch out - he's just using you.
- Consummate Liar: Scirocco can talk a good game about the benevolent new world he claims to be making and gives subordinates big speeches on their role in it but every indication from his constant betrayals and lack of interest in the lives of his followers indicates it's all the well laid facade of a power hungry man.
- The Corrupter: Scirocco gives grandiose speeches and charms Jerid, Sarah and Reccoa to his side, using a combination of guile and his psychic powers to influence them to follow him, often to disastrous ends for his pawns.
- Cultured Warrior: In addition to being a skilled mobile suit pilot, Scirocco is also a charismatic speaker with interests in history and politics, though he uses this for admittedly dark ends.
- Curtains Match the Window: Sometimes his hair and eyes are purple. Sometimes they are grey. They always match.
- Custom Uniform: His white Titans uniform appears to be the only one of its kind.
- Cyber Cyclops: Most of the suits he designs, including The O. He's got a very Zeonic preference for monoeyes.
- Dark Messiah: Believes that only he can save the Earth Sphere. Sarah views him as the savior of humanity and Scircco encourages this view.
- Death by Irony: He's always telling people not to make the mistake of underestimating his Newtype powers, but makes the same mistake himself when he faces off against Kamille at the end of the series.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Jamitov, who he puts up the front of being a loyal Lieutenant to only to constantly wrestle more and more power over the Titans from, culminating in drawing Jamitov into a trap with Haman and killing him to assume control over the fleet.
- Dragon-in-Chief: Seemingly a simple minion to the Titans, Scirocco is clearly their most competent strategist and strongest pilot, ever taking more and more power for himself until finally killing Jamitov himself to officially take control.
- Dual Wielding: The O quadwields with its four arms.
- Dying Curse: His last words bring about Kamille's comatose state at the end of the TV series.
- Enemy Mine: He and Haman team up at the end to go after Char. They make for a lethal duo.
- Enigmatic Minion: Poses as an underling to the Titans to grant himself access to a base from which he can draw power. Although Scirocco becomes more and more a key player to the work's conflict as he climbs ranks and gets more and more screen time but the enigmatic aspect never ceases, with almost nothing about Scirocco's past or the exact details of his end goal ever being revealed.
- Ephebophile: Hinted at with his thorough seduction of the fifteen-year-old Sarah Zabiarov, though he never shows any genuine sexual interest in her, Scirocco is more than happy to manipulate her attraction towards him to his own selfish ends.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does seem to have cared about Sarah, to the extent that a man like him ever cared about anything other than himself, as evidenced by his attack on Katz after her death.
- Evil Counterpart: Given that they're both Newtype Ace Pilot mobile suit designers with Ambiguous Disorders, one can see Scirocco as an older, more jaded, cynical Kamille, with his intelligence amplified into true genius, but his empathy almost completely gone. They're also representative of differing attitudes towards Newtypism, with Kamille being held up by other characters as an example of Newtypism at it's best, while Scirocco is the posterboy for Beware the Superman.
- Evil Genius: To the Titans. Scirocco comes up with most of the tide-turning battle tactics and even personally designs most of the revolutionary mobile suits he himself pilots. Unfortunately for the higher ups, Scirocco's intelligence comes with utterly uncontainable ambition and he will take any opportunity to stab in the back for more power.
- Evil Is Bigger: His mobile suits tend towards the large, with The O standing head and shoulders above every AEUG machine in production, and being at least twice as wide.
- Evil Mentor: To Sarah Zabiarov, Reccoa Londe, Jerid Messa, and even Yazan Gable, of all people.
- Expy: Is heavily based off of Amandara Kamandara aka Emperor Oldna Poseidal, the Big Bad of the pervious Tomino-directed series, Heavy Metal L-Gaim. He himself has several expies in the form of Tassilo Vargo, Gilbert Durandal, Ribbons Almark, and a Captain Ersatz in Kurow Kirishima.
- Faux Affably Evil: Scirocco puts on the guise of a kind and reasonable man and while, with great difficulty, he is capable of forming attachments with others, he lies and manipulates others so much there's little reason to believe his demeanour is genuine.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: He was just a minor official from Jupiter, but managed to manipulate his way into becoming the supreme leader of the Titans.
- Frontline General: Scirocco is a combatant in addition to a strategist and makes the most of his tactical and combat capabilities by joining in the fray during fights, whether by commanding a vessel in combat or even personally piloting a mobile suit.
- Glorious Leader: Appears to be aiming for this role, with his tendency to make appeals to emotion when he speaks and his constant drive to gain more and more power for himself.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: After getting impaled by the the nose of Zeta's Waverider form, the next shot shows that the nose has buried itself so deep into the cockpit and through his body that he's been completely bisected at the waist.
- The Heavy: Scirocco manipulates the rest of the characters in the series in the name of his vaguely established goals. He takes this a step further by offing Jamitov to become the Big Bad.
- Heavy Worlder: Scirocco is from Jupiter, and his final mobile suit, The O, is meant to operate in his homeworld's gravity. As such, when flown in outer space or Earth's orbit it transforms from a heavily-armored Mighty Glacier to a Lightning Bruiser and becomes even more dangerous. All his other suits qualify as well to greater or lesser degrees.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: Decades after the original series ended, Scirocco's exact goals are still shrouded in mystery, beyond his goal to Take Over the World, he never makes it clear is he seeks anything beyond power or is some manner of a Well-Intentioned Extremist. The fact he lies so much makes it impossible to tell what his real ultimate goal is.
- Immune to Bullets: Not quite but very close: The O's thick armor allows it to tank beam fire from the Qubeley's funnels outright, something that no other suit is able to do.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: He's stabbed through by the nose of the Zeta's Waverider mode, through his machine, into his own physical body.
- Improbable Age: He's twenty-six yet manages to work himself into a high-enough ranking position within the Titan fleet to be able to assume control after assassinating their leader, Jamitov.
- Klingon Promotion: A more cautious and slow paced example than most, Scirocco slowly assumes more power in the Titans, arranging for Jamaican's death to move up the ranks and eventually personally kills Jamitov, then arranges for Bask's death to assume command unquestioned.
- Knight Templar: Scirocco believes that humanity requires an absolute dictator to keep that masses' uncontrolled emotions from ruining the elites.
- Lack of Empathy: Perhaps best demonstrated by the nature of his Psychic Powers. The defining trait of a Newtype is their ability to perform empathic connections with others, understanding them without misconceptions and drawing on their strength through bonds of friendship. Scirocco simply uses it to better manipulate people, and shows no sign of seeing those he connects with as anything more than useful tools.
- Large and in Charge: The O is considerably larger than any regular issue suit of its era, or any Gundam that doesn't have "Psyco" attached to its name.
- Last-Name Basis: Almost every character in this series is addressed by their first name. Even subordinates address their superiors as such: that's how we get Lieutenant Jerid and Captain Bright. Scirocco is the one exception, with everyone but Sarah, addressing him by his last name.
- Light Is Not Good: Scirocco wears a custom white Titans uniform, but is a ruthless manipulator.
- Lightning Bruiser: His last mobile suit, the extremely dangerous PMX-003 The O. Justified in that his mobile suits were designed to operate in a Jovian (Jupiter's) gravity well, which is much stronger than the Earth's.
- The Man Behind the Man: Behind the Woman, actually, is heavily implied to be his ultimate goal, with Scirocco's claims that he believes it will be a woman who becomes the ruler of mankind. Further to this is aligning himself with Reccoa, whom he calls an ideal leader and to whom he elaborates his plan.
- The Man in Front of the Man: While acting as a mercenary for the Titans at first, Scirocco actually plays his superiors, arranging for or directly causing their deaths, which allows him to take absolute control of the Titans right out from under Jamitov's nose.
- Manipulative Bastard: Scirocco toys with the emotions of his subordinates and enemies alike in order to provoke the response he wants.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: It's unclear if Reccoa and Sarah follow Scirocco out of being charmed by his words in the form of regular human communication or he's taking advantage of the fact both are Newtypes and he can connect with them mentally to converse with them supernaturally.
- Meaningful Name: 'Scirocco' is a powerful Mediterranean wind, fitting for a man who bowls through the ranks of the Titans to become their leader.
- Mid-Season Upgrade: The O, which he adopts during the last few episodes.
- Mighty Glacier: The O is designed to be one of these in a Jovian gravity well. Turned loose on Earth it becomes a Lightning Bruiser.
- Mind Manipulation: Though the exact extent of Scirocco's use of his powers is left purposefully vague, the mental projections Reccoa and other characters see of him heavily imply that he is able to telepathically communicate with them.
- Mind Rape: Scirocco has powerful mind influencing New Type abilities and even as he dies from a fatal wound, is able to reach out and crush Kamille's mind in retribution.
- Mr. Fanservice: Scirocco's bishie looks and magnificent bastardry make him rather popular with the female fanbase.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The O has four arms, each of which carries a beam sabre he wields to lethal efficiency in close quarters combat.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: His psychic powers allow him to be able to sense other New Types, as shown when he's able to feel Kamille and later Reccoa's presences when they near.
- Mysterious Past: Other than being from Jupiter, precious little is known about Scirocco's past prior to joining the Titans. Along with his vague end goal, it makes him all the more enigmatic.
- Narcissist: Scirocco isn't totally callous when it comes to his pawns, but he's close enough, and has difficulty seeing them as anything more than possessions or extensions of his will. Even his Utopia Justifies the Means rhetoric has a certain "only I can save the world" edge to it, and his grandiose nature and inability to empathise with those who are not exactly like himself, makes him a strong candidate for being a pathological narcissist.
- Not So Stoic: The only times we really see his frigid exterior crack is when Sarah dies and he forgets all about the psychic battle he was waging just moments before in favor of going after her killer and when the controls for The O lock up and the Zeta Gundam is about to impale him. But that last one's a little more understandable.
- Playing Both Sides: Plays the Titans, the Axis, and the AEUG against one another as he climbs to power. Only Haman Karn really catches on.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Scirocco has no morale qualms over the barbaric moves of Bask but has Sarah reveal to the AEUG his plans to bomb the station the Argama is being repaired at so he can have his superior's plans upset and the man assassinated, allowing Scirocco to gain more power within the Titans.
- Pride: Scirocco very much believes only he can lead humanity on the right course and is unwilling to conceive that anyone else could do right by the human race. Additionally, he refuses to be beaten and made to flee and despite having forged an alliance with Haman Karn, chooses to stay and fight Kamille to the death after his Titan fleet is destroyed.
- Prince Charming Wannabe: This is how Mouar sees Scirocco. He fails to impress or seduce her in any way. She is not wise to his evil intentions sadly, she dies before the point where it becomes more evident. She just remains indifferent to his charms and really likes the down to Earth Jerid much better.
- The Proud Elite: He's somewhat of a Foil to Quattro's former (and future) identity of Char Aznable in this regard, considering himself a higher form of humanity who has the right to look down upon and judge all others. But unlike the noble-blooded Char who uses his aristocratic upbringing to justify his elitism, Scirocco is an elitist of the mind, feeling that it's his great genius that gives him superiority.
- Psychic Link:
- After meeting with Reccoa, she sees frequent projections of Scirocco, which may be a result of him communicating with her and eventually leads to her defecting to the Titans.
- With his close subordinate, Sarah, even after her death some manner of bond prevails, as her spirit returns to protect him in his final battle with Kamille.
- Psychic Powers: One of the most powerful Newtypes to ever appear in-series, to the point where he's able to Mind Rape the equally powerful Kamille as he's dying and is more or less broadcasting his presence to everyone in his general vicinity.
- Renaissance Man: Starship captain, battlefield strategist, psychological mastermind, a smooth-talker, mobile suit designer, and Federation ace. He's a busy man.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He and Yazan Gable form a very twisted variant. Scirocco's a cultured psychological predator, with Psychic Powers, grand ambitions, and superb manipulative skills. Yazan's an actual predator with a nearly feral nature, no powers and a direct way of handling problems. They get along very well.
- Signature Headgear: His headband. There's no explanation for it.
- Social Darwinist: He views humanity as being separated into masses and elites. Scircco finds the masses to be disgusting as their unchecked emotions hold elites like himself back.
- Sore Loser: Scircco destroys Kamille's mind as revenge for killing him.
- Space Fighter: The Messala's altmode.
- The Starscream: Although he bides his time, acting as a mysterious but loyal henchman, he eventually murders Jamitov and Bask so he can take over the Titans, firmly standing as one half of the newly-formed Big Bad Duumvirate for the remainder of the show.
- The Stoic: Beyond a put-on mild mannered politeness, Scirocco speaks in a reserved tone, rarely getting excited or angered even in the midst of the war he's participating in.
- Straw Hypocrite: Scirocco preaches to his followers in the Titans that he intends to help them win the Gryps Conflict. Given his tendency to use and throw them aside as he sees fit, his allegiance to them is clearly one born out of needing a military force for the sake of convenience as opposed to any true care or loyalty to them.
- Supernatural Is Purple: Purple hair and eyes to match, and it's no question that he's a very powerful psychic.
- Super Prototype: The PMX series, the set of unique and extraordinarily powerful mobile suits that he designed and built aboard the Jupitris. Of these, the PMX-003 The O is perhaps the one most iconically associated with him.
- Take Over the World: Scirocco talks like a Visionary Villain, but since his actual objectives are never made clear (and let's face it, he's far from the most trustworthy person in the Universal Century) his motivations are pretty up in the air. The one thing that is clear is that he wants to rule the world.
- Taking You with Me: A variation. As he's dying he lashes out with his Psychic Powers and manages to Mind Rape Kamille into a coma.
- Transforming Mecha: His first mobile suit, the PMX-000 Messala, which transforms into a mobile armor.
- Übermensch: The first example in the franchise, who plans to ram his sense of morality (whatever that may be) down everyone's throats.
- Utopia Justifies the Means: While his status as a Consummate Liar makes the genuine belief suspect to say the least, Scirocco uses the rhetoric of a benevolent conqueror and claims to plan to save all of humanity with an iron-fisted rule.
- Villain in a White Suit: Scirocco's white uniform, which seems to be unique among the Titans.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Yazan Gable get along quite well, to everyone's surprise and confusion. Also, while he does view most people as pawns to use as he sees fit, he goes completely berserk when Sarah Zabiarov dies, hinting that at least some of his leading her on might have meant something, especially as he doesn't do this for any other minion that dies.
- Visionary Villain: The idea is toyed with, while Scirocco claims to have plans for humanity that involves peace, he lies so much and so clearly lusts for power that it's hard to tell if he's being truthful or not.
- War for Fun and Profit: Scirocco didn't start the war with the AEUG, but he's more than willing to manipulate it for his own ends, with the ultimate goal to Take Over the World. Whether that domination's for the better or the worse is the big question.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Although it's hard to say if he's full of shit or not on it, Scirocco claims to have grand plans to rule humanity as an absolute dictator to prevent them from destroying each other and that all the pain and suffering he causes is in the name of a noble end.
- Wicked Cultured: Scirocco is a well spoken man with interests in history and future politics, which only serves to emphasize his desire to take control over everything.
- Worthy Opponent: Views Haman Karn, one of the only women he can't manipulate and the first Newtype pilot to give him pause, in this light.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: When Jamaican pulls rank on Scirocco to force him to relinquish control of Von Braun, Scirocco improvises by seemingly allowing him control, while putting in motion a plot to use the AEUG and Yazan to kill him off and assume more power for himself.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: It's either purple or grey depending on the lighting.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness:
- While Scirocco is more than happy to work under Jamaican, he's nothing but a stepping stone and as soon as Scirocco believes him to be of no more use, simply leaks his plans to the AEUG and then has Yazan put in place an attack to have him killed.
- Even his allegiance to the Titan leadership is nothing more than a root to power for him and despite gaining the absolute trust of Jamitov, once Scirocco feels he's ready to make his power play, personally kills the Titans leader and later has Bask killed as well, assuming complete control over the organization.
Voice Actors: Masaru Ikeda, Tomomichi Nishimura (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)
The leader of the Titans, Admiral Jamitov Hymen has grander ambitions than simply running the Earth Federation's State Sec. He hopes to gain control of the whole Earth Sphere for himself, and is prepared to use any means necessary to get that power.
- 0% Approval Rating: By the end, the only person upset at all with his death is Bask while the rest of his subordinates go over to Scirocco.
- Ambition Is Evil: Jamitov's ambitions are what get the series started with he and the Titans having amassed so much power within the Earth-Sphere and becoming a major threat to any who get in his way.
- Armchair Military: Never takes part in combat operations, even in a command role.
- Beard of Evil: His goatee.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Jamitov is the leader of the Titans yet in the story the other members, especially Scirocco, prove to be much more threatening to the AEUG and in Episode 46, Scirocco kills him to assume command proper.
- The Chessmaster: Not nearly as much as he was in 0083, but he does alright in the first half of the series. Come the second half, he's utterly outclassed by Haman and Scirocco, and in A New Translation he loses this quality altogether.
- Commissar Cap: When in uniform, he wears an officer's cap.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: Jamitov's end goal is to use the Titans to supplant the Earth Federation and gain control of the Earth Sphere himself.
- Disc-One Final Boss: He's the leader of the Titans for most of the show, up until he is killed in Episode 46, allowing Scirocco to take over as the Big Bad.
- Dodge the Bullet: Despite being pretty old and a non-combatant, either Jamitov has real good combat instinct or he has to be some subtle Newtype because he outright dodges gunfire from Quattro in a narrow hallway before escaping.
- Evil Mentor: Late in the series he takes Jerid under his wing.
- Evil Old Folks: Is the most elderly character in the show and the on in charge of the corrupt State Sec.
- Flat Character: For such a key figure in UC history, Jamitov's characterization, motivations, and personality aren't really explored, leaving him as something of a cipher.
- Greater-Scope Villain Operation Stardust Memory. He only makes a cameo appearance but 90% of the corrupt actions the Federation pulls in that series have his backing.
- Hidden Agenda Villain: We know for most of the series that the Titans aren't just about hunting Zeon, but it takes a little while for Jamitov's true motives to become apparent.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Perhaps the single greatest example of this trope in history. He chooses Bask for his Dragon, Jerid for his disciple, and allows Scirocco to acquire considerable power under him. All three of these men couldn't care less about his plans - Bask just uses Jamitov as a way to kill more Spacenoids, Jerid plans to eventually supplant Jamitov, and Scirocco plans to supplant Jamitov without the 'eventually'. For the icing on the cake, he repeatedly attempts to court favor with Haman Karn, though she tries to kill him in every single meeting they have. In Bask's case at least, this may be All According to Plan as explained in Well-Intentioned Extremist below.
- Insane Admiral: Literally. He suffers from obvious megalomania and is an Earth Federation admiral.
- Kick the Dog: When he has AEUG leader Blex assassinated.
- Knight Templar: Jamitov aims for a united human populace free of the confines of Earth. It's just that that vision involves himself as the one in charge and any threat to him is to be snuffed out.Ajis: "These are troubled times that we live in. We need a military force that's just and noble. To keep the world in proper order."Beltorchika: "Who's words are those? It doesn't sound like everyday conversation."Ajis: "His excellency Jamitov said them."
- Large and in Charge: Not to Bask's degree, but Jamitov is quite tall and the leader of the Titans.
- Manipulative Bastard: According to side materials and several statements made throughout the series, Jamitov's grand plan is to stir up a Civil War in order to cause the downfall of the Earth Federation and humanity's departure into space. Unfortunately for him, his scheme ends up getting hijacked by Scirocco.
- Non-Action Big Bad: He's the leader of Titans, and the Big Bad for most of the show, yet he never participates in any combat operations in any sort of role.
- Not So Different: A point of criticism that Scirocco brings up is that Jamitov's ambitions seem to involve the abandonment of Earth and moving everyone to space a goal that's similar to the AEUG. Scirocco himself has a similar goal and argues the difference between himself, Jamitov, and the AEUG is who gets to be in charge when everyone moves to space.
- Pet the Dog: In episode 45, Axis smashes the Gate of Zedan and the debris strikes their ships. When an aide asks if Jamitov is ok, Jamitov brushes it off, saying that they should save their concern for the rest of the fleet. Bask, by contrast, calls them idiots for getting hit by the debris.
- Pragmatic Villainy: When they test out Four's ability to remotely pilot the Psycho Gundam it puts her through an inordinate amount of pain. Jamitov has the test terminated when its clear that Four's been pushed to her limit and considers terminating the project if all it does is kill the pilots. Dead people aren't useful to the Titans after all.
- Smug Snake: Jamitov's smart and a survivor, but he also thought a blood pact would be enough to control Scirocco of all people.
- Take Over the World: A variation. He doesn't want to take over Earth, but to abandon it and take over the Colonies.
- Unfortunate Names: His last name is the traditional symbol of a woman's virginity.
- Unwitting Pawn: In A New Translation he's being used by Bask, who joins the long list of people who intend to usurp him as leader of the Titans. He only fails because Scirocco pulls the trigger first.
- War for Fun and Profit: Uses the war against the AEUG to secure his own power.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: According to side material, a link, and several scenes throughout the series, Jamitov actually hates Earthlings and is trying to get them into space. He hired a mad dog like Bask to brutalize colonists and stir up rebellion, triggering the collapse of the Earth Federation and a mass exodus to the colonies with him in charge. This is made more explicit in the New Translation movies, where he is shown struggling to rein in Bask's violent excesses.
Voice Actors: Daisuke Gōri (Japanese), Noah Umholtz (English)
Jamitov's Number Two, Captain Bask Om serves as the Titans' field leader. A hulking brute with a pathological hatred of all space colonists, Bask is responsible for the worst of the atrocities associated with the Titans' name.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He is much worse in Gihren's Greed: The Menace of Axis V, which adds more crimes to his name such as being the one to blow up Jaburo if he gets the chance and overthrowing and executing Jamitov if he isn't deposed by the end of the campaign, which is followed up with a war on the Jupiter colonies and the Earth Sphere being thrown in chaos.
- Ambiguously Brown: How darkskinned Bask is seems to vary from scene to scene.
- Bad Boss: Do not question this man's orders, however insane they might seem.
- Bald of Evil: He's one of the nastiest characters in the franchise and he's completely bald (although he usually disguises it with his Commissar Cap.
- Being Tortured Makes You Evil: More justified in this case than most—he hasn't joined the side that tortured him, after all.
- The Captain: A senior naval captain and one of the few Titans' officers to hold actual command rank.
- Colonel Kilgore: He definitely has elements of this.
- Commissar Cap: Wears one sometimes.
- Corporal Punishment: Administers it to anyone who displeases him, most notably Bright.
- Deadly Gas: Orders two massive colony gassings.
- The Dragon: To Jamitov. As the field commander of the Titans he is the one that oversees most of their dirty work.
- Dragon Their Feet: Was nowhere to be seen when Scirocco blew Jamitov away. He's killed shortly afterwards. Interestingly, the movie trilogy corrects this oversight: Bask is given a scene alongside Scirocco's speech, guessing right away that he killed Jamitov, only to be let himself be baited by Yazan into focusing on the AEUG instead. Pointedly, it's Yazan and not Reccoa who bumps him off later.
- Dragon with an Agenda: He doesn't share Jamitov's politics or ambitions and just wants to kill a lot of colonists.
- Electronic Eyes: Maybe. See Eye Scream and Goggles Do Nothing below.
- Evil Cripple: If the theories about his being blind are true. See Eye Scream below for further details.
- Eviler Than Thou: With the exception of Yazan, Bask is easily one of the most monstrous characters within the series and most other villains end up looking less evil when placed next to him. Jerid, Jamaican, and even Jamitov manage to look like A Lighter Shade of Black when interacting with him.
- Eye Scream: It's been theorized that Bask's trademark goggles are used to allow him to see as he seldom removes them and never in a situation in which he'd have to use his sight due to damage done to him during his torture in the One Year War.
- First-Name Basis: Everyone calls him Bask or Captain Bask, including his subordinates.
- Flat Character: Recieves very little character development in the actual show despite being a major antagonist. On the plus side, it makes his evil really stand out. Side materials have attempted to remedy this.
- Freudian Excuse: He spent most of the One Year War in a POW camp, being tortured by Zeon. Given that this information is only available in side materials it's played as an explanation, not a genuine excuse.
- General Failure: All he's good for is killing people uselessly, be they Spacenoids and his own troops.
- General Ripper: Obsessed with the colonists and the AEUG in particular, to the point where he ignores Scirocco's murder of Jamitov in order to focus on the Argama.
- Goggles Do Nothing: Possibly. No one's sure if Bask's eyes are functional, or if he needs the goggles to see. Either way they do a great job of invoking Red Eyes, Take Warning.
- The Heavy: Bask is the face of the Titans' brutality and the one leading the charge for the first quarter, though he eventually hands it off to Scirocco. He's also the one responsible for the 30 Bunch incident that caused the AEUG's formation in the first place.
- Insane Admiral: Bask's brutality is so extreme that madness may well be the best explanation for it. Sidematerials indicate he also has a truly horrible case of PTSD.
- Interservice Rivalry: He despises Scirocco, viewing him as a snake in the grass with a smug attitude. Scirocco isn't that fond of Bask either and views him as a larger threat to his goals than Jamaican.
- Jerkass: Unpleasant, violent, and difficult to reason with; and this is just how he is to his allies.
- Lack of Empathy: If you're a Spacenoid, you're less than human as far as he's concerned.
- Large and in Charge: He's the second in command of the Titans (and takes the field more often than his superior officer Jamitov) and towers over most of the cast.
- Manipulative Bastard: He has his moments in the show, even if just to screw over Spacenoids. After all, he helped set the stage for the Titans' rise to power via letting Operation Stardust succeed.
- Non-Action Guy: He'll slap his subordinates around, and he isn't afraid to lead from the front, but Bask is not a combatant.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Bask stands head and shoulders above the rest of the cast, and has a peculiarly elongated face that looks like it belongs on a far fatter man (Bask is big, but hardly overweight). And that's without mentioning the goggles that he almost never takes off, or his darker skin tone.
- Put on a Bus: Bask is the main villain for the first few episodes but leaves things in Jamaican's hands in episode 5 and returns to the base. He's benched until episode 39, baring a non-speaking cameo where he meets with Jamitov, and the role of central antagonist is passed on to Scirocco.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His goggles fulfill this purpose.
- Revenge: Side materials hint that the reason why he hates colonials so much is the fact that he was made into a POW and horrendously tortured by Zeon in the One Year War.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: His goggles function as an equivalent. His eyes are only visible a handful of times and for the most part, you'll only see a sinister pair of flat red lenses.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: If the sidestories are to be believed Bask never really left that Zeon POW camp.
- The Starscream:
- Averted in the series. Bask draws a clear distinction between a Dragon with an Agenda and The Starscream. Bask doesn't share Jamitov's Knight Templar goals and uses the Titans to wreak havoc amongst the colonies, but ultimately he and Jamitov are never in conflict and Bask does seem to have at least some loyalty to him. Notably Bask advised against Jamitov's trusting of Scirocco, accurately guessing that Scirocco was a threat to their organization.
- Played Straight in A New Translation. Bask's use of the Colony Laser is advised against by Jamitov and Bask says to Yazan that such a weapon will abolish the chain of command and allow him to take power. He does still seem legitimately angered when he correctly believes that Scirocco killed Jamitov to take command himself, even if that does finally put him in charge of his own side of the Titans.
- When All You Have Is a Hammer...: His solution to most problems? Punch them in the face◊. No, really!
- Would Hit a Girl: In addition to hitting Reccoa in the face, Bask has no problem with strapping a woman (Kamille's mother) inside of a capsule, ejecting said capsule into space, and then sending Jerid out to shoot it down under the excuse that it's a bomb.
Voice Actors: Keaton Yamada (Japanese), Roger Rhodes (English)
Jerid and Yazan's superior officer, Jamaican is a sycophantic Titans' commander who hangs onto every word Bask and Jamitov say. He and his men chase the Argama throughout the first half of the show.
- Asshole Victim: Admit it—when Yazan killed him, you either didn't care at all or cheered.
- Bad Boss: Drives Jerid and Mouar to (temporarily) ally with Scirocco.
- Bullying a Dragon: Jamaican has a habit of getting under the skin of a couple of dangerous characters, namely Scirocco and Yazan. He holds himself above them with his rank but that's barely a deterrent for people like them.
- Dirty Coward: He was happy to hide behind Yazan and let him soak up enemy fire. In the end, this really didn't work out for him.
- Hate Sink: Jamaican isn't a sympathetic villain like Buran, Jerid, or Mouar; and he isn't a bombastic monster like Yazan or Bask. Jamaican is just a micromanaging asshole that you'd much more likely meet in real life, and the narrative plays up his smug and annoying traits to make him a character to just hate rather than elicit fear or awe with that hate.
- Killed Off for Real: Yazan lures Emma to kill Jamaican for interfering with his bloodlust.
- Lack of Empathy: Jamaican isn't a psychopath like Yazan or Bask but he cares about nothing other than his own career.
- Non-Action Guy: Jamaican is more of an Armchair Military type of character much like Bask and Jamitov; this further contrasts him with the MS Pilot Titans.
- Non-Indicative Name: This straight-laced, fascistic, white bloodclot is probably the least Jamaican-looking person you could imagine.
- Porn Stache: Jamaican wears his moustache Adolf Hitler style.
- Pragmatic Villainy: As much of a smug kiss-ass Jamaican is, he also tries to aim for some degree of efficiency within the military.
- Bask feels that the Titans should only be composed of Earthlings and doesn't want Spacenoids employed whilst Jamaican argues that skill and loyalty are more important and that if they have them Spacenoids should be Titans.
- While he and Lila clash because of Jurisdiction Friction (Jamaican wanting the Titans to be in charge of the pursuit whilst Lila feels he's muscling out the Earth Federation's staff) he does point out her Leeroy Jenkins tendencies and how they end up putting their plans in danger.
- When they've lost their foothold on the moon, Jerid demands a mobile suit so he can engage the enemy. Jamaican denies the request and while it's clear he's being an ass about it, he also feels that its better that they cut their losses rather than waste more soldiers.
- The Rival: Views Scirocco as as his rival within the Titans. Scirocco feels differently.
- Smug Snake: Jamaican is smug, condescending, and severely overestimates his abilities. His desire to outdo much more dangerous Titans like Scirocco and Yazan always ends with him coming up short.
- Starter Villain: His entire purpose is to chase Kamille and the Argama for the first part of the show, and then die right around the time that Scirocco, Yazan, and the rest of the real threats appear.
- We Have Reserves: Jamaican views his soldiers as resources rather than people. While he doesn't deliberately throw them away in futile operations (at one point ordering Jerid, whom he hates, to stand down lest he die pointlessly), there is no personal care or attachment that he places on their lives. The deaths of grunts are acceptable losses provided they die performing useful operations.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: Jamaican's death scene is cut from A New Translation and he just dissapears after the attempted Colony Drop. With the massive casualties it's easy to presume that he was Killed Offscreen.
Voice Actors: Kazuhiko Inoue (Japanese), Ethan Cole (English)
Kamille's rival, Jerid possesses the personality of a school bully, and the attitude to match. He seeks to one day run the Titans himself, and to that end, aims to destroy Kamille and the stolen Gundams as a means of improving his reputation.
- Ace Custom: Averted. Despite being The Rival, Jerid never pilots a custom suit his suits either being standard edition grunts (Hizack, Galbaldy, and Marasai) or Super Prototypes (Gundam Mk. II, Gabthley, Byarlant, and Baund Doc). There is a design for his own custom Baund Doc in blue but the series and movies ultimately gave him the standard pink version.
- Ace Pilot: Reaches this status around the same time Kamille does.
- Adapted Out: A New Translation removes his RMS-117 Galbaldy β and he goes from the Hi-Zack to the Marasai. In the original he took up the Galbaldy to honor Lila, as it was her mech, after she died. Since she survives to participate in the attack on Jaburo he never get's in one and goes straight to the higher performing Marasai.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Jerid's a total bastard, but the sheer pointlessness of his death is still rather sad. Even Kamille apparently agrees.
- Amazon Chaser: One of the main reasons he fell for Lila.
- Ambition Is Evil: In a personal moment Jerid admits to Lila that his main goal is to someday rule the Titans and much of his actions in the story are to advance that goal. Interestingly enough it acts as something of a sympathetic point for Jerid highlighting his Villainous Underdog status and him as a fairly small pilot with big dreams.
- Anti-Villain: Jerid is a jackass who doesn't care about civilian casualties and will do anything to win a fight. And when you're on a team with Yazan Gable, Paptimus Scirocco, and Bask Om that leaves you looking pretty good, as does his genuine concern for his subordinates and his love for Mouar.
- Archenemy: He and Kamille reach this status by the midpoint of the show. There's nothing Jerid won't do if it means getting rid of Kamille, and Kamille for his part, hates Jerid more than anyone save Scirocco, but pays less attention to him as the war goes on.
- Badass Normal: For most the show, Jerid demonstrates no Newtype powers. He's still one of the few people who can give Kamille a run for his money.
- Battle Couple: Him and Mouar form a villainous, but deadly efficient version of this.
- The Bully: Has the personality of a classic high school bully.
- Can't Catch Up: He can never quite reach Kamille's level of skill, though that doesn't stop him from being extremely dangerous, especially when in Unstoppable Rage mode.
- Cartwright Curse: Falls for Lila and Mouar, both get killed off. Also a partial cause of this for Kamille.
- Character Development: Though Jerid's morality never significantly changes he does go through a lot of development. He starts the series as an arrogant full of himself Military Maverick eager to flaunt the Titan's right to do anything they want. Over the course of the series Jerid changes quite a bit. His encounter with Lila makes him take his ambitions much more seriously and with Mouar he becomes a much more capable team player and leader in the field. Jerid becomes a lot more patient and tactically minded, and there's a number of scenes of him sticking his neck out for his allies. His belief in the Titans grows stronger as well, turning him from what would normally be just a Schoolyard Bully All Grown Up who flaunts the Titans power, to a dedicated fascist who embraces Titan ideals and not just the power that comes with them.
- Char Clone: In a story where Quattro Bajeena/the original Char Aznable exists, it is almost impossible to notice... but his rivalry with Kamille, his experience of learning about battle and being a person from women recalls a lot of the tensions Amuro and Char had during the One Year War.
- Contrasting Sequel Antagonist: As explained above, Jerid's role in the story is very much like Char's from the previous series. Where they contrast is their personality. While Char is determined to beat Amuro in combat, he never allows his rivalry to distract him from his other ambitions plotting revenge against the Zabi Family. He is something of a Chessmaster who uses battles, even losing ones, to further his agenda. Jerid meanwhile is a hothead who's rivalry with Kamille turns into a full-blown obsession.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Towards Jamitov, acting as his bodyguard and enforcer while planning to take control of the Titans at the first opportunity. After Scirocco's coup, Jerid acts as one of his best pilots, though his focus on killing Kamille and the fact that Scirocco doesn't really have an inner circle may cost him his dragon status.
- Deceptive Disciple: To Jamitov, and one could argue, Scirocco. All Jerid cares about is leading the Titans one day, and he'll kiss up to whoever he has to in order to get there.
- Dropped a Bridge on Him: Kamille kills Jerid early in the final battle with a few lucky shots. The sheer pointlessness of it sends Kamille into a Heroic BSoD.
- 11th-Hour Superpower: Finally gains a Gundam equivalent, in the form of the Baund Doc, just in time for his final throwdown with Kamille.
- Empowered Badass Normal: In the last few episodes, Jerid begins to unlock his Newtype potential. The Irony.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- When his first sortie with Kamille in the Zeta Gundam gets Siddeley, one of his subordinates killed, Jerid is ashamed that it happened especially since he was the CO. In contrast, Scirocco was barely phased by it, simply commenting to Mouar that Jerid should have killed two of the enemy pilots to make up for it.
- He isn't a fan of gassing colonies but then again he just follows orders on it and doesn't protest.
- Flawed Prototype: Only a single Byarlant was ever produced, since the machine, while fast and highly manouverable, lacks the ability to utilise most handheld weapons, leaving it dependant upon built-in beam sabres and guns.
- Foil: To Kamille, whose progress he mirrors throughout the show. They're both young, arrogant, ace pilots with a chip on their shoulder and something to prove. Jerid's Jerk Jock persona makes for a marked contrast with Kamille's Insufferable Genius, while his desire for promotions and personal glory, and weak Newtype status, set him apart from the genuinely committed, frighteningly powerful Kamille.
- Fragile Speedster: The Gabthley and especially the Byarlant are this when compared to the Gundam Mark II and Zeta Gundam. The Byarlant in particular is fast and very agile, but lacks armor when compared to its rivals.
- Glory Seeker: He seeks to one day lead the Titans and joined up for the fame. Dodges being a full-on Glory Hound due to his concern for the troops under his command, and willingness to accept blame when he feels he hasn't lived up to his standards.
- Handicapped Badass: Jerid spends a couple of episodes on crutches. He still tracks Kamille and Four across the mountains to deal with them.
- Hero Killer: As the series goes on, Jerid's competence grows. This is crystalized in episode 30 when Mouar dies and Jerid snaps and goes on a truly savage offensive. After hurting himself and being out for six episodes, Jerid returns with his own unique Mobile Suit (The Byarlant) and a chillingly effective demeanor. Though he never reaches Yazan's level, Jerid ascends to a noteworthy position in the Titans and subsequently kills Four, Ajis, and Apolly in addition to dozens of AEUG and Axis suits.
- Hot-Blooded: Hot headed and quick to rush into combat with no real plans.
- Hypocrisy Nod: While he has committed a number of hypocritical acts, Jerid often cops to his own actions and uses them as a means to tell off Kamille for being just as hypocritical at times.
- Hypocrite: His rivalry with Kamille, which eventually grows more one-sided on Jerid's end, is full of hypocrisy. Jerid accidentally kills Kamille's mother and not only does he not feel guilt about it but when he later encounters Kamille, he's out right flippant about it. Kamille kills Jerid's love-interest, Lila, in self-defense? Well that's the most heinous action imaginable and Jerid become hellbent on killing Kamille for the remainder of the series. Not that it makes him any less wrong about other times Kamille kills his allies.
- Idiot Ball: Jerid manages to catch Kamille's mobile suit in a Waist lock and decides to take his time in crushing the cockpit in the waist section with his arms to inflict a slow and painful death. This is incredibly dumb because 1. the arm motors don't have the high output that is necessary to compress the waist section of a standard mobile suit, let alone Kamille's, which is probably reinforced to withstand some degree of crushing pressure and 2. it woud've been much faster to just shoot Kamille at point-blank or push a beam saber through him given what little time Jerid had at the moment.
- It's Personal: With Kamille. At first he's motivated out of embarrassment of being being in combat by a child but then later his love interest Lila becomes a causality and he now he's out for vengeance.
- Jerkass: A jerk to almost everyone who crosses his path. Though when you're a member of the Titans and that's the worst thing that can be said of you, you're diving right into Anti-Villain territory.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Jerid is the only character to consistently call Kamille out on his Moral Myopia. For his own part, Jerid's fully aware that he himself is no better; he's just stopped caring.
- Jerk Jock: Jerid definitely gives off this vibe. It's easy enough to see him as the quarterback in an eighties teen movie.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Downplayed, but as the series goes on Jerid's more humanizing traits surface more frequently such as the care he has for people close to him (Kacricon, Mouar, etc.) while he also tries to reign in his more impulsive acts. Though a villain, Jerid's standards show themselves as he's placed up against much more cruel characters like Scirocco.
- Just Following Orders: While he may not have had the inclination to do so himself, he's comfortable with carrying out war crimes if it was Bask or Jamitov who gave the order.
- Killed Off for Real: Kicked into an exploding battleship, while screaming in frustration at his inability to match Kamille.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Surprisingly yes. Jerid starts out as a Hot-Blooded idiot, but by the series' midpoint his ability to tell when a battle has been lost is what makes him officer material.
- Lightning Bruiser: The NRX-055 Baund Doc is a huge transformable mobile armor/mobile suit with thick armor plating, a powerful armament, and enough thrusters to let it keep up with the Zeta in terms of both agility and speed.
- Love at First Punch: He had a crush on Dark Action Girl Lila, who beat him up at least twice during practice.
- Mecha-Mooks: Initially pilots a Hizack, the standard mook suit.
- Military Maverick: A villainous example. Jerid's got the Jerk Jock militant attitude about him and he's suitably undisciplined and prone to rash thinking. His first showing as a mobile suit pilot had him perform flashy unsafe maneuvers and crash into a government building, injuring many. Though unruliness and a disregard for safety and protocol is common within the Titans who largely play to their own rules and even with that Jerid does try to be a team player as that's how he feels he'll be able to rise in the ranks.
- Might Makes Right: Claims that the Titans possessing power gives them the right to do as they please.
- Mook Promotion: Begins the show as a non-entity, before evolving into Kamille's archrival.
- Necessarily Evil: How he views the worst of the Titans' actions.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: Jerid consistently comes out on the worse end of his fights with Kamille, making him appear to be a relatively poor pilot. The thing to remember, though, is that Kamille is a supremely powerful Newtype in a Super Prototype suit and Jerid is not. Whenever he fights somebody other than Kamille, he tends to acquit himself just fine.
- Pet the Dog: When pursuing the AEUG with his own team, the Garuda takes a shot through the cockpit and starts to plumet. Jerid breaks from the fight to check on the team, only re-engaging when they confirm they've switched to the secondary bridge and can pull out of their dive.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Or pilot a pink Baund Doc anyway. A custom color scheme for his Baund Doc exists, but wasn't animated for some reason, leading him to use Rosamia's colors instead.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: He and Mouar are a romantic variation. He's the red to her blue.
- The Rival: To Kamille, though as the series goes on, it becomes one sided on Jerid's part.
- The Social Darwinist: Has some shades of this, considering his Survival Mantra (mentioned below) and his declaration that 'the Titans have the power; that gives them the right'.
- Super Prototype: Becomes a test pilot for numerous new models, including the Gabthley, Byarlant, and Baund Doc, all of them far better than your average mook suit, and none of which ever entered mass production.
- Survival Mantra: "If you're weak, you won't survive." Recites this as he competes with his comrades to board a shuttle fleeing Jaburo, which was rigged to go up in a mushroom cloud.
- Took a Level in Badass: Jerid evolves from a worthless Villain of the Week to an Ace Pilot in a Super Prototype mobile suit, whose threat level is near that of Big Bads Haman and Scirocco. Even Haman herself was shocked during his Unstoppable Rage at her after she attempted to assassinate Jamitov: he would have killed her had the AEUG not interfered. He's also responsible for killing Apolly near the end.
- Transforming Mecha: The Gabthley and the Baund Doc both transform between mobile armor and mobile suit.
- Unholy Matrimony: With Mouar. Somewhat one-sided because Mouar isn't really villainous, just an antagonist.
- Unstoppable Rage: You do not want to fight Jerid after killing one of his allies. You really don't.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Accidentally plays a key role in the Titans' downfall several times. Firstly, mocking Kamille's name set in motion the events that led to Kamille becoming a Gundam pilot. Then his killing of Kamille's mother cemented Kamille's loyalty to the AEUG cause. Finally, a botched attempt to kill Kamille at Dakar led to accidentally hitting the Federation Assembly building while the legislature was in session, on live television, thus supporting the AEUG's message that the Titans were a dangerous rogue agency that needed to be shut down.
- Villainous Underdog: Jerid is outgunned, outclassed, and overpowered by Kamille. That never stops him from giving near as good as he gets.
- Villainous Valor: Given that his entire shtick boils down to "Fight the telepathic and telekenetic hero and his Super Prototype with my own skills and a mook suit" this trope is definitely in play.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's not the Titans' top pilot, but he tends to give a remarkably good accounting of himself despite weak/nonexistent Newtype powers and a long line of inferior suits.
- You Killed My Father: Mother actually. His and Kamille's long and bloody feud begins with Jerid's accidental murder of Kamille's mother, Hilda. Even then, everyone else that gets caught in it is either by coincidence or from Taking the Bullet.
Voice Actors: Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese), Corby Proctor (English), Ryan Ballantine (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam)
A Titans officer with a love of bloodshed, Yazan is the most capable Oldtype pilot introduced in the show. Raised by a mother who disdained all trappings of culture, Yazan is an almost feral predator, who lives only to prove his superiority.
- Ace Pilot: One of the Titans' best MS pilots, with the highest killcount of the war. Tactically, he's a classic bushwhacker, using the terrain, and superior tactics to outmanouvere Newtypes and Super Prototypes.
- Ambiguous Situation: Although the fandom generally views him as a very skillful Oldtype, Scirocco appeared to have seen Newtype potential in him, which he tried to foster. During his duel with Reccoa, it is implied that he was able to sense her to some degree.
- Anime Hair: Part-bouffant, part-Mohawk, part-mullet, part balding... it's quite the look, isn't it?
- Axe-Crazy: Downplayed. Yazan is brutally violent and questionably sane, but his evil, rather than his madness, recieves the most emphasis, and his general characterization is that of a vicious, uncaring thug rather than a cackling madman.
- Badass Normal: Yazan is neither a Newtype nor the pilot of a Super Prototype. He still kills more AEUG members than any other Titan, at a point in the show when those without special abilities or suits were generally being relegated to the backburner. Kamille lampshades this during their first battle, noting "He's got lots of experience, but I don't feel any psychic pressure. He's just strong." Not only does he survive into the events of ZZ, albeit humiliated. But eventually re-emerges in MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden as an even more dangerous ace.
- Blood Knight: Yazan's always spoiling for a fight; he enjoys both the adrenaline rush of combat and the chance to kill AEUG members.
- Book Dumb: An uneducated brute, but far from stupid. Most of his victories in fact, come from outsmarting the opposing pilots.
- The Brute: Yazan is the Titans' and then Scirocco's attack dog. He's invaluable due to his cunning, viciousness, and skill as a pilot, but is never promoted past Lieutenant because he's simply not the kind of guy you give any real authority to.
- Celebrity Resemblance: According to character designer Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Yazan is modeled on Sting, specifically his role as Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in Dune (1984) (which came out the year before Zeta); Yazan's famous turtle tattoo is likewise a nod to Sting's album "The Dream of the Blue Turtles", which came out the same year.
- Combat Pragmatist: Yazan's an ambush predator by nature. He utilises the terrain, decoys, team attacks, and anything else that will give him an advantage. The man may be a Blood Knight, but there's no Honour Before Reason.
- Dragon Their Feet: Of Scirocco's main subordinates, Yazan is the only one to survive his death returning in ZZ, brain damaged but still violent and troublesome.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Subverted - he refused to partake in a gassing operation but this is because he prefers to kill one-on-one.
- Eviler Than Thou: The most morally black character in Zeta. Yazan is consistently depicted as a violent and cruel powerhouse who strikes fear in the hearts of enemies and allies alike. Jerid, Gady, Mouar, Sarah, and many other Titans are unnerved by the kind of man he is. It's especially prominent in his objection to the colony gassing; Yazan sees one of the Titans most vile acts and doesn't think it's evil enough.
- Evil Is Not Pacifist: Yazan is a serious war-junkie, joining the Titans so he would have an excuse to act on his violent impulses. Without war he'd be in serious trouble.
- Expy: There's the aforementioned resemblance to Feyd-Rautha, but he has his own Fountain of Expies in Rakan Dahkaran, Ash Grey, Ali Al-Saachez, Decil Galette, and Luciano Bradley, and has a Distaff Counterpart in Rezun Schneider.
- Extra Eyes: The RX-139 Hambrabi features five Zeonic monoeyes, allowing it to see in all directions.
- Flawed Prototype: The Gaplant was rushed into production and has a blind spot. This does not stop Yazan from being very dangerous with it.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Subverted. When he's first introduced, Yazan is clearly this with Jamaican, Jerid, Mouar, and Gady all finding him too dangerous and disobedient. Jamaican tries to leave him for dead and Gady treads lightly around him. When Yazan is transferred to Scirocco's unit he fits right in and finds a lot of other like-minded monsters to pal around with. He's also much more respectful of Scirocco's command than any of the other Titans.
- He-Man Woman Hater: Yazan has no respect for females who think they can fight.
- Hero Killer: Kills Katz, Henken, the entire crew of the Radish, Reccoa and Emma (all in the space of one episode, plus Bask in the movie trilogy), arranges for the death of Jamaican and one of the Argama's Bridge Bunnies, and damn near kills Kamille himself on several separate occasions, to the point where the young man is actually terrified of him.
- Jerkass: When he's not being a sadistic brute, Yazan really does enjoy getting under everyone's skin. By the time he's reassigned from the Alexandria, pretty much all the staff that he hadn't managed to kill hated him.
- Karma Houdini: Although he does get his ass kicked by Kamille near the end of Zeta, he still manages to escape with his life and remains at large, as proven near the beginning of ZZ.
- It doesn't end there. He's somehow still serving as a pilot for the Federation in the 0090s (according to the manga MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden). Further supplementary materials reveal that he eventually retired from the service and found his way back to the Shangri-La colony, where he became a security guard at a junkyard, possibly the one owned by the Ashta family. He soon got bored with this, however and in 0094 joined forces with a Neo-Zeon group, most likely the Sleeves, shot his way out of the colony and was never heard from again.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: He kills Jamaican and in the Compilation Movies, He convinces Bask to keep focusing on the AEUG instead of Scirocco (for killing Jamitov), and then later attacks and destroys his ship.
- Lack of Empathy:Kamille: Don't you realize that people are dying!?Yazan: Yeah! And soon you'll be joining them!!
- Lightning Bruiser: His two main Mobile Suits, the Gaplant and the Hambrabi are fast and very deadly. They can also take some punishment, moreso than the standard Titans suits.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Gets Emma Sheen to fire at him, than dodges so that the blast will hit Jamaican, whom he hated.
- Momma's Boy: His mother, with her disdain for education and intellectualism, definitely left her mark on her thuggish son, who has nothing positive to say about his father (or his mother for that matter).
- Pet the Dog: He does compliment the Titans that deliver him hardware, even going for a handshake despite how uncomfortable they are with his mere presence. He also had no reason to save Reccoa from her mobile suit's explosion and take her prisoner, though that may have partially been due to his Ambiguous Situation as a potential Newtype.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: His misogyny is just the tip of the iceberg.
- Pragmatic Villainy: There's how he and his wingmen, Dunkel and Ramsus, gang up against other mobile suits, and in spite of being openly dismissive of female pilots, is more than willing to cooperate with Reccoa to try and take down Kamille.
- Psycho for Hire: The first one to appear in the franchise, and the prototype for all the ones that follow. If you're a fan of Rakan Dahkaran, Ali Al-Saachez or Decil Galette, thank this guy. He follows his blood-lust rather than any ideological code and post-Zeta is willing to work with any faction or group for the opportunity to kill even if they're the Federation or Zeon.
- Put the "Laughter" in "Slaughter": He's positively giddy whenever he scores kills and gets the upper hand in battle.
- Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The Manly Man to Scirocco's Sensitive Guy.
- Shoulder Cannon: The Hambrabi has two.
- Slasher Smile: Just look at that grin!
- Smarter Than You Look: Yazan's behaviour in battle is more or less like a wild beast in the body of a human, but that doesn't mean his brain is also like an animal's. In fact, he is quite smart when it comes to improvising ambushes in the battlefield, and most of his victories come from his Combat Pragmatist nature.
- The Sociopath:
- Sociopathic Soldier: Type II. He joined the army so that he would have the chance to kill people without going to prison.
- Terrible Trio: He forms one with wingmates Dunkel Cooper and Ramsus Hasa.
- Too Dumb to Fool: Possibly "too oldtype to connect" or "too crazy to care", but Yazan shakes off the Newtype images projected from Reccoa as being illusions.
- Transforming Mecha: Pilots a Gaplant and then the Hambrabi.
- Unfriendly Fire: Is nearly shot down by the Alexandria's guns when Jamaican opens fire on Kamille during a battle between the two of them. He later arranges for Jamaican to die in a very similar fashion.
- Villain Cred: He sees a kindred spirit in Scirocco and admires his skill as a manipulator and pilot. Sirocco is the only commanding officer Yazan ever respected.
- Villainous Friendship: Played with. Yazan is clearly incapable of empathy. Yet it's just as obvious that he at least enjoys the company of both Scirocco and like minded psychopaths Dunkel Cooper and Ramsus Hasa.
- Walking Shirtless Scene: In his first appearances, he has a yellow version of the Titans' getup. After transferring to Scirocco's command, he plays this straight whenever he's not piloting.
- Wolverine Claws: The Hambrabi has a pair, being one of the few non-beam melee weapons in the series.
- Would Hit a Girl: In Yazan's own words, the AEUG are made up of "women and children". He still thoroughly enjoys killing their members.
- Would Hurt a Child: As his quote above shows, he believes his enemy's line has children as well as women and he loves getting to hurt the children that make up their ranks whenever he gets the chance.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Subverted. Yazan's refusal to participate in the colony gassing makes him look like an example of this, only for him to then reveal that his issue is actually the use of the gas—he doesn't find it fun unless you kill them yourself. He subsequently shows no compunctions about participating in the Grenada Colony Drop which would have killed thousands, if not millions of noncombatants. Standards he does not have.
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese, TV), Marika Hayashi (Japanese, Movies), Jennifer Holder (English)
A Titans officer who rescues Jerid during his time on Earth, Mouar becomes Jerid's closest friend and constant companion upon his return to space, eventually revealing that she has a crush on him.
- Anti-Villain: One of the more moral Titans, Mouar lacks the characteristic callousness and violence that other officers possess. Her debut was even her trying to help Jerid, who to her was just a random officer she just met, into an escape vehicle.
- Battle Couple: With Jerid. The two of them make a surprisingly effective combo, frequently tagteaming opponents in their Gabthley's.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- Is as displeased as Jerid is by the Titans' use of WMDs, though as in his case, she simply follows orders rather than objecting.
- She's also against civilian casualties, even criticizing Jerid's riskier behavior around them.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Like Lila, she becomes one to Jerid.
- Just Following Orders: As stated above, she has reservations about some of the more deplorable actions the Titans have her do, but she doesn't object to carrying them out.
- Killed Off for Real: See Taking the Bullet.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The Gabthley possesses a pair of claws that it can deploy from its legs. They're used as manipulators in its Mobile Armor mode but skilled pilots can use them as a second pair of arms in the Mobile Suite mode.
- Only Sane Man: In addition to being calm, reasonable, and far more moral than her teammates, she's the only woman in Zeta (other than Haman) to resist Scirocco. Being voiced by the same person probably helps.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Jerid's red.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Inverted, as she is the one that has to try and curb Jerid's less rational, Hot-Blooded moments. She's actually exceptionally savvy, as she's able to pick up on Scirocco manipulating Sarah and making use of Jerid being unable to think things through.
- Single-Target Sexuality: She only has eyes for Jerid, and makes it a point of ignoring Scirocco's attempts at complimenting her. Keep in mind that Scirocco was able to use a combination of charisma, manipulation, and his Newtype powers to sway Sarah away from her adamant Thou Shalt Not Kill stance she was introduced with and convince Reccoa to make a FaceHeel Turn after one conversation. Scirocco, perhaps picking up on this, doesn't try again.
- Taking the Bullet: Intercepts a blast from the Zeta to save Jerid.
- Transforming Mecha: Her last suit, the Gabthley.
- Unholy Matrimony: Eventually gets together with Jerid.
- Would Not Shoot a Civilian: In contrast to the rest of the Titans's callous disregard for civilian life. She even intervenes when Jerid takes aim at Kamille on a street full of civilians.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
Voice Actors: Saeko Shimazu (Japanese, TV), Yukana (Japanese, Movies), Carol-Anne Day(English)
One of the Cyber-Newtypes produced in the Titans' labs, Four Murasame is the original pilot of the Psyco Gundam. A war orphan who's left bereft of her memories by the Titans' experiments, Four is willing to do anything to get them back. She and Kamille share a brief romance when they meet off-duty.
- Anti-Villain: She's a pitiable war orphan enslaved in a nightmare of drugs and Mind Rape. When we see her with the only person who shows her some kindness and gives her a few normal moments, she expresses some Nice Girl sentiments.
- Betty and Veronica: Mercurial, enigmatic and problematic Veronica for Kamille.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality / Moral Myopia: She expresses disgust over the Titans taking Mirai, Hathaway, and Cheimin hostage, but in the next episode, she consciously makes the decision to take the Psyco Gundam from Wooder and contribute to the bombing and destruction of Hong Kong. In the same scene, she confesses to Kamille that the Titans would give her back her lost memories if she destroys the Gundam Mk. II that he pilots and immediately shouts that Kamille isn't being kind to her. She says this when he's been nothing but kind, and the implication is that she'll only consider Kamille being kind to her if he lets her kill him.
- Boyish Short Hair: A contrast to Rosamia's; hers is waif-like and relatively androgynous-looking.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: As a Cyber Newtype.
- Cute and Psycho: Though she's not exactly to blame; it's a side-effect of having her psyche torn down and then rebuilt from the ground up with drugs and psycho-indoctrination on repeated occasions.
- Dies Differently in Adaptation: She dies earlier in the Compilation Movie, where her apparent death after helping Kamille return to space seems to have become her real one this time around when she's very clearly shown to be shot in the head by Wooder.
- Evil Is Bigger: The MRX-009 Psyco Gundam. Or is it "Psycho?"
- Everyone Calls Her Four: Her original name is never revealed in the series.
- Four Is Death: Indeed...
- HeelFace Door-Slam: She starts turning around and is promptly killed by Jerid (or Wooder in the Compilation Movie).
- Ill Girl: As a side effect of the experiments and treatments she's been subjected to, Four sometimes suffers extremely serious migraines. When that happens, the poor girl ends up almost invariably on the ground/floor, either whimpering or screaming in utter pain, and needs medicines to get rid of it.
- It's All About Me: She's perfectly willing to commit mass murder in the Psyco Gundam, burn down Hong Kong, and attempt to kill Kamille - the first person to treat her like a human being - as long as it gets her memories back for her. A lot of that can probably be attributed to psychological problems from being transformed into a Cyber-Newtype and using her powers, as she acts more reasonably in other circumstances.
- It's All Junk: Once she discovers Kamille's true identity as the pilot of the Mk. II she's been ordered to destroy, she crushes the rooftop where she and first Kamille kissed.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She's apparently a war orphan picked up by the Titans and trained as a Tykebomb. Confirmed in a novel. The treatment removed her prior memories, and one of her goals is to get them back.
- Love at First Sight: With Kamille.
- Mysterious Past: She isn't too happy about having one, and one of the biggest holds the Murasame Institute has over her is their promise to give her memories back. Though she might not have a past at all.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Psyco Gundam. Four herself could count if you're familiar with Japanese beliefs about certain numbers.
- Noblewoman's Laugh: Frequently employs it.
- Psychic Powers: Courtesy of being a Cyber Newtype.
- Sanity Slippage: When they said that Cyber Newtypes tend to be mentally unstable, they were not kidding. Four goes from having a merry romantic scene with Kamille to trying to crush him with the Psyco Gundam scarily fast.
- State Sec: The Newtype lab is allied with the Titans.
- Star-Crossed Lovers: With Kamille.
- Super Soldier: She's an experiment in "remodelling" a human's brain to artificially induce Newtype abilities.
- Teens Are Monsters: Her entire persona is that of a particularly broken and psychotic teenager in the midst of a rebellion.
- Took a Level in Badass: Between appearances.
- Tyke-Bomb: An artificially created or "Cyber" Newtype, which has left her mentally unstable and in possession of Psychic Powers.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Gundam.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: It's implied that psychotic instability is an inherent fault in the Cyber Newtype program. The stronger they are made to be, the more insane they end up.
- You Are Number Four
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green. Due to a coloring error in the second opening, the colors of her clothes and her hair end up swapped, which end up giving her purple hair.
Voice Actors: Kayoko Fujii (Japanese, TV), Yuu Asakawa (English), Movies), Jennifer Bain (English)
The first, and arguably craziest, Cyber-Newtype introduced in Zeta, Rosamia is a psychological mess. Encountering Kamille during her time off, she latches onto him as a substitute for her deceased brother.
- Anime Accent Absence: She's a survivor of the Colony Drop that wiped out Sydney, but has no trace of an Australian accent.
- Anti-Villain: Much like Four, Rosamia would probably not be an enemy were it not for the horrific Cyber Newtype experiments turning her into a crazy combatant that ultimately has to be put down for everyone else's safety.
- The Baroness: She comes off this way at first, but is actually a Cute and Psycho Tyke-Bomb.
- Big Brother Worship: An Invoked Trope, Rosamia was conditioned to believe that Kamille was her beloved older brother in order to make it easy for her to infiltrate the Argama. When that doesn't fully work, she later gets reprogrammed to believe Gates is her brother so that she can more closely follow his orders.
- Cute and Psycho: As in the case of Four, it isn't her fault.
- Demoted to Extra: In the compilations. Partly because her character arc was mostly a retread of Four's, mostly because her original voice actress had been through a messy divorce with the director.
- Dropped a Bridge on Her: Going hand in hand with her being Demoted to Extra in A New Translation. Rosamia only appears in her initial arc fighting Kamille and Quattro on Earth and then flees. However her ghost still appears in the climax to assist Kamille meaning that she died offscreen at some point.
- Drugs Are Bad: They are the reason she is such an Axe-Crazy Mood-Swinger psycho.
- Establishing Character Moment: She's first seen as ruthless and cold, then has a huge Villainous BSoD and screams that the sky will fall on her...
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Rosamia can be very empathetic. Even though her "love" of Kamille is at least in part constructed from her damaged mind, she does come to value Shinta and Qum as friends.
- Evil Is Bigger: The Psyco Gundam Mk. II.
- Funny Schizophrenia: Rosamia's insanity and childishness lead to at least as much silliness as drama.
- Green Rooming: She shows up as a new player in episode 14 but then leaves the show after episode 15. She finally returns in Episode 39 along with Bask and has her backstory and significance in the series elaborated on.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: She's very attached to her big brother, but due to the Titans' manipulations, she's completely forgotten what he looks like so she can instead attach herself to whomever would benefit the Titans' plans for her.
- Lightning Bruiser: Both the Baund Doc and the Psyco Gundam II are extremely fast for their size.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: She forgets to get dressed between completing her physical and hugging Kamille.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The Psyco Gundam II.
- Psychic Link: With Gates Capa.
- Psychic Powers: Another Cyber Newtype. She's powerful enough—and insane enough—to spook the Hell out of Kamille in their first encounter; he describes it as though his mind were being drawn into a great darkness. To put that in perspective, he says something very similar about Scirocco.
- Psychopathic Manchild: She believes that the AEUG plan to make the sky fall. She's a girl in her late teens with the fears of a little girl. On the other hand, she's explicitly stated as being among the few survivors of Zeon's Colony Drop at the start of the One Year War; being traumatized and having a phobia of similar experiences is kind of understandable, and the Zeon's Cyber Newtype treatments likely made it all worse.
- Replacement Goldfish: Up to Eleven -if a character is of the right age, and is a powerful enough Newtype, she'll mistake them for her older brother. She does it to Kamille and has it used against her by Gates.
- Rosamia is, in turn, Kamille's Replacement Goldfish for Four. In several instances, he hallcuinates Four in Rosamia's place.
- Sanity Slippage: She gets progressively more unstable in every appearance.
- Split Personality: Rosamia Badam is a hardcore soldier. Rosammy is a scared little girl looking for her brother.
- Teens Are Monsters: She's 17.
- Transforming Mecha: The Gaplant and Baund Doc.
- Trauma Button: Numerous given her backstory and all of the Cyber-Newtype experiments. The most prominent being Doctors, gunfire, and alarms. All of which she's constantly exposed to with her role in the Titans.
- Tyke-Bomb: Another Cyber Newtype, and even crazier than Four.
- Weapon of Mass Destruction: The Psyco Gundam II.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: "The sky! It's falling! NOOOOOOOO!"
- Doctors are almost as scary. As with the pathological fear of colony drops and what we know about the Artificial Newtypes, this almost certainly has a very unpleasant story behind it.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity
- Womanchild: Rosammy is, as mentioned elsewhere, mentally five years old, and can be seen chasing Haro and squabbling over candy right alongside the kids. At one point, Kamille says that the kids are babysitting her.
- Younger Than They Look: As noted by Shinta and Qum, Rosamia looks like she could pass for Kamille's older sister. They're the same age.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Purple, actually.
Voice Actors: Yuko Mizutani (Japanese, TV), Chizuru Ikewaki (Japanese, Movie II)/Kaori Shimamura (Japanese, Movie III), Maizun Jayoussi English)
A young prodigy, Sarah is initially recruited as a Newtype cadet by the Titans, but soon throws her loyalty and support behind Scirocco.
- Anti-Villain: Not really evil, just deluded and utterly devoted to Scirocco — however people keep telling her she's wrong and she voluntarily goes with My Master, Right or Wrong. And people die because of it. Subverted.
- Because You Were Nice to Me: In return for Katz's kindness in letting her out of confinement, she tells Katz about Yazan's Gaplant's blind spot.
- Boring, but Practical: Sarah's final mobile suit, the PMX-002 Bolinoak Sammahn.
- Sarah herself, to a degree. Her Psychic Powers are not the strongest, but unlike most Newtypes, she's completely sane and functional in and out of battle.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: After Reccoa joins the Titans, Sarah sees her as competition for Scirocco's attention and consistently butts into conversations with them to make sure she at least isn't getting ignored. Even before then, Sarah sees Scirocco's civil interactions with the otherwise Ax-Crazy Yazan to be a point of worry and quickly rushes to his side when the latter's out of earshot.
- Dark Chick: Sarah wants to be Scirocco's Dragon, but in practice she's this, both to him and the Titans as a whole.
- The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Is initially introduced arguing with Jerid over her stance of not taking lives, but all it takes is a few words of praise from Scirocco, and she's quick to comply with his schemes which very much include killing others and being complicit in it because she wants more of his attention.
- Dating Catwoman: She and Katz share a mutual attraction.
- Forgotten Fallen Friend: Sarah is introduced with her twin Sidora, who is almost immediately killed off, never mentioned again, and practically none of Sarah's expected grief or trauma is shown. It would actually help explain why she clings to Scirocco, but it's not used that way.
- Friendly Enemy: Towards Kamille, who she has a level of respect for.
- Heel Realization: Post-mortem, she ends up finally realizing that Scirocco was in the wrong when she sees he has no one else besides her to protect him after having seen Kamille's friends and a few of his fallen foes come to his aid seconds before.
- Green-Eyed Monster: She's clearly jealous of Scirocco's relationship with Reccoa near the end of the series. This is exploited by the latter to get her to do increasingly risky things in order to prove her loyalty to him and ultimately gets her killed.
- Ignored Enamored Underling: Scirocco is aware of her affection, using it to keep her loyal.
- Love Makes You Dumb and Evil
- Love Martyr: For Scirocco. She's not exactly evil, but completely devoted to him.
- My Master, Right or Wrong: To say that she will do anything for Scirocco isn't much of an understatement.
- Perky Female Minion: Regardless of which point in the series, if she's not being actively jealous, she's usually this.
- Precocious Crush: On Scirocco. It's a very dark take on the trope, and ultimately gets her killed.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: Sarah actually is a friendly, nice, and romantic 14 year-old. She is also doing some very bad things and working for the wrong dude, over whom she gets jealous and manipulative. Subverted, although Kamille basically lampshades it when he asks her why she can't just be a Nice Girl.
- Signature Headgear: Keeps her short hair in place with distinctive green ponytail holders or hair clips, as seen in the picture. They clash horribly with the Titans uniform and emphasize that she is a fairly normal teenager and isn't completely unsympathetic to Katz, Kamille, and the others.
- Super Prototype: After an initial appearance in the mook suit Marasai Scirocco assigns her his Messala and later upgrades her to the Bolinoak Samaan.
- Teen Genius: In theory anyway. She's a competent enough pilot while 14 years old, but her behavior otherwise leaves a lot to be desired.
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Zigzagged. She's introduced insisting she won't kill people if she doesn't have to, but her immediate infatuation with Scirocco and efforts to prove herself to get his attention result in her eschewing this if it means Scirocco might compliment her. Most of the time. She ends up having second thoughts over bombing an entire city that the Argama is docked at because of the civilians there, and tells Kamille about it to get his help in disarming the bomb she set.
- Undying Loyalty: To Scirocco. Literally. Even after she dies, her ghost returns to defend Scirocco, and only the intervention of Katz' own ghost takes her away from the battlefield.
- Unwitting Pawn: Kamille tries to argue that she's this to Scirocco. She laughs at his concern.
- The Vamp: Not normally, but Katz is so smitten with her that he practically begs her to take advantage of him.
- Wolverine Claws: The Bolinoak Sammahn has one on its left arm.
Voiced by: Koji Totani (Japanese), Ben Jeffery(English)
Jerid's wingmate during the early episodes of the series, Kacricon's calmness and experience temper Jerid's frequently impulsive behavior.
- Antivillain: Hell, he's less evil than Jerid.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Jerid. Yeah, a villainous example.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He's good friends with Jerid and clearly loves someone named Amelia.
- Idiot Ball: Normally, he's smarter than Jerid and better at keeping himself together, but when re-entering the atmosphere, he calls Jerid a coward and instead decides to see if he can get an easy kill. Re-entry is not the time to be playing games, and he pays for it with his life.
- Kick the Dog: Downplayed. When Bright voices his displeasure at Bask's actions, Kacricon hits him. Though compared to the violent beating Bask and the others deal out, Kacricon's actions come across as an evil version of the Bright Slap than the cruelty the others got into.
- Killed Off for Real: Kamille slashes his reentry parachute, and he burns up in the atmosphere.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Attempts to show Jerid how to do things a little less hot-headedly and jerkassedly. Doesn't last long for it.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: The controlled Blue Oni to Jerid's more reckless Red. Kacricon approached situations with a calmer head and tried to reign Jerid's recklessness in.
- Villainous Friendship: He and Jerid are very friendly with each other. Notably when Jamaican orders Kacricon to discipline Jerid for his failure and take charge Kacricon makes it clear that he's going to look for an opening to deploy Jerid so he can get a win under his belt and get back in the leadership's good graces.
Voiced by: Ryusuke Obayashi (Japanese)
Acting captain of the Sudori, Ben Wooder and his crew pursue Kamille and Amuro throughout the former's time on Earth. A dedicated officer, Wooder has an antagonistic relationship with Four Murasame, the Cyber-Newtype sent to help him.
- Full-Name Basis: Four always calls him by his full name while the rest of the cast puts him on a Last-Name Basis.
- The Good Captain: He's a bad person, but he sincerely seems to care about his men and the mission.
- Jurisdiction Friction: Zig-Zagged. He's a Titan officer serving under a Federation commander, Buran, but he respects Buran and there's no real enmity there Wooder even promises to avenge him after Buran is killed. When Four enters the picture he clashes with her, and has a distaste for Cyber-Newtypes and Four's ignoring of his orders.
- Just Following Orders: Fully believes that a soldier's task is to follow any and all orders he receives, regardless of their morality.
- Kick the Dog: Frustrated with the lack of cooperation by the Hong Kong authorities with the capture of the AEUG he has the city bombed and drops the Psyco Gundam on top of it.
- Last-Name Basis: The only character other than Scirocco to be called by his last name.
- Manipulative Bastard: Perfectly willing to hold Four's desire for her memory over her head.
- Mauve Shirt: He's just another Titans officer, though he gets considerably more focus than most.
- Non-Action Guy: Downplayed. Compared to his predecessor, Buran, who was an MS pilot, Wooder is for the most part an organizer and administrator rather than a fighter. That said, unlike Jamaican, he does get physical when he needs to, attempting to pilot the Psyco Gundam and even getting into a gun fight and operating a turret in his final battle.
- Smug Snake: He's arrogant, overconfident, and more than willing to use Four's desire to get her memories back against her.
- Villainous Valour: When Four goes AWOL, Wooder pilots the Psyco Gundam into combat himself, despite not being a Newtype and having no real idea of how to use it. At the end, with all his mobile suits shot down, and Four and the Psyco out of commission, he orders everyone off the ship, and attempts to crash it into the Audhumla to stop it from escaping. The members of his crew who stay behind with him display similar valor.
- Would Hurt a Child: He captures Mirai, Hathaway, and Cheimin and holds them hostage, in order to get the AEUG forces he's pursuing to surrender. Mirai is clearly (and naturally) frightened for her children and repeatedly tells the soldiers not to touch them. Wooder later has them all put in a small boat in the middle of a battlefield while pretending to release them.
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao
The last of the Cyber-Newtypes, Gates is seemingly cheerful young man who isn't above using his manipulative skills to get what he wants. He works for Bask and the Titans researcher Loren Nakamoto, and is Rosamia Badam's partner in the last stages of the war.
- Adapted Out: Taken out of A New Translation. Rosamia being Demoted to Extra cut her return arc and thus Gates wasn't needed.
- Affably Evil: Cheerful, open, and utterly dedicated to the Titans' cause. He'd be a great kid to be friends with if he weren't helping the government experiment on young girls.
- Big Brother Mentor: Subverted, as Rosamia is brainwashed into seeing him as one.
- Boring, but Practical: He doesn't have nearly the power of Rosamia or Four, but he's also much less likely to descend into the mental breakdowns both ladies are famous for.
- Drugs Are Bad / Super Serum: Possibly. Dr. Hasan exposits that a lot of drugs in someone's system heavily points to that person being a Cyber-Newtype, but it's ambiguous if that's the case with Gates, since he isn't nearly as off-kilter as Four and Rosamia, and heavily reinforced drug use would certainly contribute or outright cause the mental instability in the later two cases.
- Enigmatic Minion: Because he's such a different case compared to Four and Rosamia, it's difficult to tell if his being fully devoted to the Titans means he legitimately believes in their cause, or he's been changed enough from his Cyber-Newtyping to the point where that's a non-issue and he's just subservient.
- Flatline: Upon Rosamia dying, he immediately experiences a Freak Out, screams uncontrollably, and the next sound we hear is this. It's heavily implied that because he was brought along almost solely to maintain a link with Rosamia, that link extended to him dying at the same time she did.
- Flawed Prototype: His NRX-055-1 Baund Doc is the prototype that Rosamia and Jerid's models (the NRX-055) are based off of: it's notable for being the only one with a two-seater cockpit and the only one that's never seen to transform into mobile suit mode. Notably the Hyaku-Shiki downs it in a single shot with a beam rifle, whilst Rosamia's model tanks several shots from the exact same weapon.
- Freak Out: Experiences one upon Rosamia dying.
- Lightning Bruiser: His Baund Doc.
- Manipulative Bastard: Downplayed. He was only brought on by Rosamia's need for a brother to help keep her under control, and is never shown manipulating other characters.
- Only Sane Man: In comparison to the rest of the Cyber-Newtypes.
- Psychic Link: With Rosamia.
- Psychic Powers: He's a Cyber-Newtype.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Titan and Cyber-Newtype he may be, he never is seen doing much of actual villainy during his short amount of screentime.
- Super Soldier: Subverted. He never actively fights anyone onscreen, and it's heavily implied the extent of his Cyber-Newtype enhancements was solely just to help keep Rosamia on a tight leash.
- Those Two Guys: He's usually stuck with handler Loren Nakamoto.
- Villainous BSoD: In the anime, Rosamia's death sends him into one and it's heavily implied to have a psychic backlash that kills him. In the novels, this is outright confirmed.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Showed up for a grand total of two episodes, and is absent from the movie remake altogether.
Voiced by: Naoki Immamura (Japanese), Steve Olson (English)Jamaican's replacement as captain of the Alexandria.
- Boring, but Practical: In contrast to the more flashy Titans commanders using their super weapons, psychic soldiers, etc. Gady's tactics are fairly basic. He leads a near successful attack on the Argama and Radish with a standard ambush plan all the while positioning Yazan where his recklessness would hurt them the least. Even Jerid was surprised that it all came together."Guess Gady knows what he's doing after all."
- The Captain: Of the Alexandria, taking the reigns from Jamaican.
- Dragon Their Feet: By series end Gady is one of the only significant commanders left in the Titans, having survived his superiors in Jamitov, Bask, and Jerid. The final battle has him in a leadership role under Scirocco.
- Enemy Mine: Initially dislikes Scirocco but eventually has his ship join up with the former's fleet. In the movies, Scirocco trusts him enough to let him come along with his other loyal retainers to the meeting with Axis.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- When he takes over the Alexandria he puts Mouar and Jerid up front because recognizes their skill unlike Jamaican. However he's less than happy to put Yazan in charge of the MS team because of how violent and unpredictable he is and Gady only does so under orders from Scirocco.
- In Episode 42 he claims his ship has engine problems and can't help with the gassing of a colony.
- I Did What I Had to Do: He takes this attitude when he and Jerid attempt a colony gassing, viewing it as necessary to send a message that the Titans are the one's in control and the colony's allegiance to the AEUG had condemned them. During Bask's later gassing of a Colony, Gady backs out of the procedure claiming engine trouble.
- Laser-Guided Karma: He lets Haman disable the Colony Laser. Then the AEUG takes it back from Haman and proceed to fire it, killing Gady and destroying his ship.
- Mauve Shirt: Unlike Jamaican who was a full fledged Starter Villain, Gady is more akin to Wooder or Buran. He has a place in the story as an antagonist but it's mostly as a named and characterized minion of a higher rank than a significant player in the series.
- Nice Hat: Can always be seen with his officer's cap on.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: For the Titans, Gady lacks the self-interest and cruelty of many of the other Titans commanders. He's much nicer to Jerid than Jamaican was and he puts Jerid in charge of their MS teams, even offering Mouar a major position. As skeptical as he is of Reccoa he still listens to them when their Newtype abilities indicate danger.
- Smug Snake: Though higher functioning than Jamaican.
- Villainous Cheekbones: His sunken cheeks highlight his cheekbones. It's especially prevalent when he's with Jamaican as Gady's gaunt face contrasts quite noticeably with Jamaican's soft jowly one.
- You Are in Command Now: After Jamaican gets offed by Yazan and Emma, Gady is given command of the Alexandria.
Dunkel Cooper & Ramsus Hasa
Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi & Shingo Hiromori (Japanese), Adam Hunter and Brendan Hunter (English)
Yazan Gable's wingmates during the later stages of the conflict, Ensigns Dunkel and Ramsus share their superior officer's aggression and love of violence.
- Badass Normal: Both are Oldtypes.
- Birds of a Feather: Why they can get along with Yazan.
- Combat Pragmatists: Like Yazan, Dunkel and Ramsus don't play fair, double or triple teaming enemies whenever they can.
- Extra Eyes: The Hambrabi has five of them.
- Killed Off for Real: By Emma Sheen, moments before Yazan kills her.
- Psychos For Hire
- Slasher Smile: Ramsus favors Reccoa with a pretty good one in Episode 38.
- Sociopathic Soldiers: From what we see of them, neither Ramsus nor Dunkel will be winning any awards for respect for human life.
- Terrible Trio: Alongside Yazan.
- Transforming Mecha: The RX-139 Hambrabi, which converts from a fast moving mobile armor to an equally quick mobile suit.
- Villainous Friendship: Seem to get along well with one another.
Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Victor Atelevich (EN)
An uncommonly idealistic and kind Titans lieutenant. Ajis encounters Beltorchika being harassed by Federation soldiers and sends them away, unknowingly helping her reach a rendezvous with Char. After that when fighting breaks out, Ajis takes an Asshimar and engages the AEUG. Char's words make Ajis reconsider and after watching Jerid fighting in a populated area, Ajis tries to reason with him, only to be killed.
- Adapted Out: The Dakar arc is cut from A New Translation and thus Ajis was removed from the movies.
- Obliviously Evil: It's shown that like Emma, he is a Titans member who isn't fully aware of the atrocities the higher ups allow and commit. When Jerid insists on interrupting Char's broadcast, Ajis instead makes the argument that if the Titans are truly in the right, the broadcast should pose no threat to them (which it does).
- Punch-Clock Villain: He's a moral and fairly upstanding man who's a Titan. He pulls rank on a couple of lecherous Federation Soldiers that were harassing Beltorchika and tries to discourage fighting within a city. When an Asshimar is shot down and is about to crash into the civilian district, he and Kamille manage to avert the damage.
- Sacrificial Lamb: In spirit, his death represents the crumbling public image of the Titans as their savagery brings Karaba and the AEUG more supporters.
- Transforming Mecha: The Asshimar, the mech that Buran was seen piloting.
Franklin and Hilda Bidan
Voiced by: Takko Ishimori (Japanese, TV), Ikuya Sawaki (JP, Movie) & Gara Takashima (JP), Steve Olson & Michelle Armeneau (English)
Kamille's parents, who both worked on the Gundam Mk. II that has finished construction on their home colony by series start. They both have a strained relationship with their son, albeit each for different reasons, and Kamille hijacking one of the Mk. II units unfortunately begins a series of events that end in their deaths.
- Hate Sink: Franklin barely gets much screentime and is only relevant for the first episodes of the series. It doesn't stop him from being such an indignant bastard that the only reason anyone minds his kicking the bucket is the effect it has on a now-orphaned Kamille.
- Hypocrite: Franklin complains about Kamille daring to aim a beam rifle at his own father despite the latter hesitating to shoot, then wildly attacks Kamille with intent to kill almost immediately. This makes Quattro shoot him for Kamille's sake.
- It's All About Me: Kamille's father physically assaults both Hilda and Kamille for daring to bring up the mistress he was cheating on his wife with, shrugs off Hilda's death fairly fast implying it's mostly the danger to himself he's concerned about, and steals Quattro's Rick Dias hoping to win enough favor with Bask to get an even better position than before - even if he has to kill Kamille to do it.
- Offing the Offspring: Having stolen Quattro's Rick Dias, Franklin nearly kills his son when he believes the Titans will still protect him if he goes back to them.
- Parental Neglect: They are both guilty of this.
- Too Dumb to Live: Franklin decides that instead of trying to just make a break for it once he's got the Rick Dias, he should pick a fight with the Red Comet and Kamille to test his own Gundam Mk. II creations, despite being more of an engineer than even a test pilot. He gets killed by crossfire with it being implied Quattro took the shot once it became clear that he wouldn't be coming back to the AEUG peacefully.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: Kamille honestly loves his mother and from the brief hints of Kamille's childhood that we see, Hilda's just as fond of her son. However, Hilda ended up devoting herself to her work, leading to the Parental Neglect and some understandable friction between them.
Other Earth Federation Personnel
Lila Milla Rira
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (Japanese, movies).
A tough take-no-prisoners type who is assigned to assist the Titans early on. She shows the still-rookie Jerid a thing or two and then gets blown to smithereens by Kamille.
- Ace Custom: Averted. Her red mobile suit is a stock Galbaldy Beta.
- Badass Normal: In the sense that she's not a Newtype.
- Betty and Veronica: She and Mouar have a bit of this trope. Lila's the gung-ho Veronica hardass who knocks Jerid on his rear and snarks at him whilst Mouar is the calmer more strategic Betty who counters Jerid verbally rather than physically.
- Colonel Kilgore: She's accused of being one by Jamaican, but it's clearly meant as an insult.
- HeelFace Door-Slam:
- After seeing 30 Bunch with her own eyes; the atrocities of the gassing plants serious doubts in her mind about the Titans even as she verbally denies that they were responsible. The shock of it contributes to her death. Still, she gets a brief cameo in the finale as one of the spirits summoned by Kamille, implying she did indeed get over her some of her enmity towards him after she died.
- Averted in A New Translation where the condensing of the narrative means that the gassed Colony was never visited and Lila remains ignorant of the Titans actions. Though she's still distrustful of the faction she never has her faith significantly shaken like she did in series before her death.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: To Jerid. Kamille's not happy about it either.
- Mauve Shirt: She's clearly an excellent pilot, and her death is played as bad luck on her part.
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Tries to show Jerid how to be more professional and less of a bully. Doesn't last long.
- Ms. Fanservice: In the short time that she appears before she gets killed the viewer manages to see her breasts.
- Shower Scene: Gets the first one of the TV series. (As a result, we get to see what a Shower Scene in space would realistically look like.)
- Spell My Name with an "S": Lila/Lyla.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Only gets a couple of episodes to do anything in.
Voiced by: Hidetoshi Nakamura
A Federation officer seconded to the Titans and the initial commander of the Sudori, Buran takes in Rosamia Badam after her initial run at the Audhumla is unsuccessful.
- An Arm and a Leg: His Asshimar loses a leg when Amuro strikes him with a shuttle. It gets repaired in the next episode.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Notably he views the AEUG as antagonists rather than villains. When Rosamia voices her fears that they will ultimately drop a colony onto earth, Buran disagrees and argues that such a cruel act wouldn't be in the AEUG's nature.
- Elite Mook: An exceptionally skilled pilot for having such a minor role in the story, he puts Kamille, Char, AND Amuro on the ropes on multiple occasions.
- Extra Eyes: The Asshimar appears to be a typical mono-eye, but it also has three extra sub-eyes that follow tracks along the inside of its triangular face. It's somewhat more apparent when Kamille smashes its optic with his spray shot.
- Fantastic Racism: He has an issue with Spacenoids and refers to the AEUG as Space Invaders.
- Lightning Bruiser: The Asshimar is a big, bulky, and very fast Mobile Suit. It allows Buran to run circles around the AEUG Mobile Suits all the while blasting them with powerful beam weapons. They try to exploit a chink in his armor during transformation, but both times it only slows him down and the suit is still very functional after.
- Mauve Shirt: Buran is a named and characterized Mook Lieutenant who pursues the crew for a couple of episodes after Jaburo.
- Punch-Clock Villain: In comparison to many of the villainous Federation members, Buran's just a man doing his job. He's patient with his soldiers and doesn't agree with the Titan propaganda about the AEUG being evil. Notably he welcomes Rosamia's team in in spite of the longstanding Jurisdiction Friction between Titan and Federation troops. Rosamia's strange and overly-grateful nature puts him off but he never voices this as not to be rude.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's entirely pragmatic about the AEUG, and kind to Rosamia, despite a general unenthusiasm for having Cyber-Newtypes or the Titans in general.
- Transformation Is a Free Action: Averted. The Asshimar transforms pretty quickly so it's not often an issue but at one point Kamille lands a hit on him while the MS's chest armor is still folding up. Even when being blasted at an unarmored part, the Asshimar was still able to function.
- Transforming Mecha: The Asshimar, one of the first transforming mobile suits that the protagonists fight. They even comment on how odd it is to see as they'd only previously encountered Scirocco's machine.
Voiced by: Yoshiko Sakakibara (Japanese), Valerie Howell (English), Tracy Sutton (EN, Dynasty Warriors: Gundam)
The leader of the renegade Axis faction of Zeon, Haman Karn is a former associate of Char Aznable's, and regent for the young Mineva Lao Zabi. She arrives midway through the series and plays both sides of the conflict against one another.
- Ace Custom: Pilots a standard Gaza-C in the series but has one decked out in her own custom purples in A New Translation.
- Ace Pilot: She is a highly skilled pilot, being able to fight evenly with Kamille and actually defeating Char at the end of Zeta.
- Astral Projection: Haman fully exerting her pressure as a Newtype to try and battle Scirocco results in this. One particular onlooker notes that it just looks like Haman and Scirocco are staring each other down while their mobile suits are stationary.
- Attack Drones: Better known as 'funnels', they're the main weapon of her personal mobile suit, the Qubeley.
- Badass Boast: "The proof of our might will be forever etched into your minds."
- The Bad Guy Wins: As of the end of Zeta. The Titans have been destroyed, the AEUG are in shambles and on the run, and she's personally defeated Char. Fortunately, the Argama gets a chance to continue the fight in Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.
- The Baroness: Haman is cold, scheming, aristocratic, perfectly at home with weapons, and tough as nails.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: She and Scirocco form one by the end to deal with the AEUG.
- Broken Bird: Kamille gets a Newtype glimpse of a younger, more idealistic Haman who admired Char... and she's furious at him for prying that deeply and easily, even though she's an equally powerful Newtype.
- Broken Pedestal: Char was a massive one for her. The way she sees it, he ran away from his responsibilities on Axis to play pilot with the AEUG, leaving her, then a sixteen-year-old girl, to run a quasi-fascist dictatorship on her own. There are indications that she might not be completely wrong.
- Celeb Crush: From the momentary glimpse into her past, it's implied she had one on Char, long before the series started.
- The Chessmaster: She's good enough to give Char, Jamitov, and even Scirocco cause for concern.
- Corruption of a Minor: Her control of Mineva hasn't had a good effect on the little girl. Char calling her out for it leads her to attempt to reverse the damage. This also forms her own backstory, along with a hefty helping of Break the Cutie being forced to become an absolute dictator at sixteen will do that to a person.
- Cyber Cyclops: Played Straight with her Gaza-C, the version she uses in both canons is a mono-eye. Averted with the Qubeley which is the first of the Zeon suits to utilize two eyes.
- Dual Wielding: The Qubeley's lack of a shield and incorporation of a detached ranged weapons system allows her do this a lot.
- Duel to the Death: Proposes one to Char, but he takes a third option via trying to kill both of them.
- Empty Eyes: Haman has very distinct purple ones. They link her to both Lalah Sune and Scirocco, in terms of immense Newtype power as well as "having seen some things".
- Even Evil Can Be Loved: She may be dependent on her, but Mineva has a lot of ladies dedicated to her welfare and it's still Haman she wants for reassurance.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Mineva may be useful to her, but she does genuinely care for her. She's the only one Haman shows any warmth to.
- Evil Regent: Mineva's for outsiders, although for Axis itself and its people, she seemingly does a competent and skilled job.
- Evil Wears Black: Other than the lining of her clothes and cape, she dresses head to toe in it.
- Good Eyes, Evil Eyes: Haman has narrow, serpentine ones. They do signify how cunning she is, but they're meant to play up her bad qualities, not her good ones.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Haman may be lethally graceful, but along with black and pink, she likes this, too.
- Hero-Worshipper: Formerly, of Char, overlapping with a Celeb Crush. This took a massive beating after he left to join the AEUG (leaving her to pick up the pieces back on Axis), but there's still a bit of a spark there.
- Hope Spot: During her psychic duel with Kamille. When they both inadvertently see bits of each other's memories, Kamille's takeaway from the experience is that it's a sign that Newtypes can understand each other. While she recognizes the possibility, she instead gets furious over Kamille being "vulgar" and "insolent" by seeing into her mind.
- If I Can't Have You...: Towards Char. Interestingly, it's not that romantic she's painfully aware of how major a political player he could be if he applied himself.
- Improbable Age: She's only twenty years old, according to Char, which is pretty young to be leading Axis. But it becomes clear very quickly that she's more than qualified for her position.
- It's Personal: She develops a major grudge towards Kamille by the end, as when she's by herself, she singles him out as the most important opponent for her to defeat after he accidentally pries into her past. Played with in regards to Char. All of her interactions with Char are in line with how she treats every other leader she meets—with condescension and thinking how best to use them as tools. But the way she openly demeans Char, contrasting to how much she "only" internally insults and dismisses Scirocco and Jamitov gives hints of this trope.
- Jerkass Has a Point: Even Char acknowledges that her anger at him for leaving her to run Axis when she was just a teenager isn't all that unreasonable, given how warped her personality became from the pressure.
- Karma Houdini: She not only gets away at the end of Zeta, she and her faction are the only ones to really win.
- Kingmaker Scenario: Haman's fleet has the power to settle a battle between the Titans and AEUG, leading both to try and form alliances with her.
- Lady of War: The leader of Axis and all its military forces, including sortieing at the head of battles in her custom Qubeley.
- Light Is Not Good: The Qubeley boasts a mostly-white scheme. It's wielded by the person who manages to become the biggest threat to the Federation and galactic peace at that point.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: During this series, Axis is a less evil entity than the Titans and even assists the AEUG in combating them. Haman herself comes across as more restrained and human than characters like Bask or Scirocco.
- The Man Behind the Man: Uses Mineva Zabi as a Puppet King and figurehead while she runs the show. No one's really fooled, but that doesn't matter to Haman.
- Manipulative Bastard: Takes advantage of Axis's status as a Wild Card to play the AEUG and Titans against each other. Similarly she aggravates the factionalism within the Titans as well. Everyone's aware of this, they just can't risk Axis and its resources allying with their enemies.
- Misanthrope Supreme: Haman hates people in general, and plans to grind the human race under her jackboots as punishment for their perceived failings.
- Murder Is the Best Solution: Her attitude towards Jamitov. In two out of three meetings she tries to kill him - the third time, Scirocco does the job for her and lets her take the blame. Notably, she doesn't object to this.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Haman wants strength for Axis, and regardless of any other conflict, will do whatever it takes to ensure they come out on top.
- My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Able to sense the presence of other Newtypes.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: If you accept that her last name should be translated as Khan. Appropriately for a successor to Gihren Zabi, she is definitely named after Haman from the Book of Esther, who was the equivalent of Hitler to the Jews pre-Adolf, and who still has a holiday dedicated to celebrating his failure and demise, and to blotting out his name, every year. It is not a flattering moniker.
- ... though, per Yoshiyuki Tomino in the very first issue of Monthly Newtype, the name actually comes from American futurist, nuclear strategist, and founder of the Hudson Institute, Herman Kahn, who argued in On Thermonuclear War for nuclear deterrence through second strike capability; and, like O'Neill, believed mankind's future laid in colonization of the stars.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Gives Char the beating of his life during their climactic confrontation, wrecking the Hyaku-Shiki in minutes while taking no damage herself, and forcing Char to attempt a Mutual Kill.
- Pet the Dog: For all of her scheming and less-than-ideal approach when it comes to raising Mineva, she's still a caring guardian, as she goes out of her way to reassure her when not putting up a front in the presence of the AEUG or Scirocco.
- Pink Means Feminine: Her hair, the lining of her tunic, and her Qubeley's accent color. It appears in strong, significant small doses to remind you she is very female.
- Playing Both Sides: Haman is actively courted by both the AEUG and the Titans. She could not care less about either of them, but actively plays them both to her own advantage.
- Puppet King: She was chosen to replace her deceased father, Maharajah Karn, as governor of Axis at the age of sixteen in order to give the ambitious Zeon military command someone easy to control. It... didn't work out so well.
- Psychic Link: Momentarily forms one with Kamille, and it's surprisingly one of the few times she's caught off guard by anything in this series because the experience is completely foreign to her.
- Psychic Powers: She's a Newtype, like most of the other major players in Zeta.
- Regent for Life: Whether or not Haman intends to give up her position as regent or not isn't explored (as Mineva is only seven) but she certainly gives off this vibe.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is her last name Karn, Kahn, or Khan? Most officially localized materials stick with the former.
- Super Prototype: Her Qubeley.
- Technopath: Only in her Qubeley, and with the aid of the Qubeley's psycommu system.
- Tomboyish Name: The original Biblical Haman was a man.
- Unusual Weapon Mounting: The Qubeley stores its funnels in a protruding abdomen, giving the mobile suit a decidedly insectoid appearance.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: Kamille's glimpse of the younger her, since it's impossible to lie on a Newtype level. Then her father died and Char left, so she was put in charge of Axis...
- Villainous Crush: Used to have one on Char, and despite his perceived betrayal, a bit of the spark's still there.
- Villain with Good Publicity: "Lady Haman" is very well-thought of by her people.
- Wild Card: Which side Axis Zeon will join is a major plot point.
- Woman Scorned: Played with. In the brief glimpse of her past, it's shown that she was fond of Char, which definitely isn't the case by the time Haman is introduced in the series, with the exact circumstances of their falling out left ambiguous. However, aside from openly talking down to him, Haman doesn't treat Char any worse than she would any other opponent.
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Forced to do so by becoming dictator of Axis at the young age of sixteen.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Pink, actually.
Mineva Lao Zabi
Voiced by: Miki Ito (JP), Katie Rowan (EN)
Dozle Zabi's daughter, Mineva is the last living member of the Zabi family. While she appears to be the ruler of Zeon, it quickly becomes apparent that the seven year old girl is totally under the domination of her regent Haman.
- Antiquated Linguistics: Bordering on Spock Speak at times. This is partly because she doesn't write her own speeches.
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Subverted, she's just a figurehead.
- Body Double: Possibly. It's revealed at the end of the 1st Neo Zeon War that Mineva has been replaced with a double, but when exactly the switch was made isn't made clear. A New Translation implies that it's after the end of the Gryps Conflict at the earliest, but the original animated continuity lacks any similar hints.
- Creepy Child - Enfante Terrible: Played with. Mineva's a child, and she's the dictatorial head of The Remnant of The Empire. Yet she's also a genuinely scared and lonely little girl who's totally dependent on Haman Khan and simply does not know how life is like outside of Zeon.
- Last Of Her Kind: She's the last Zabi.
- Puppet King: For Haman.
- Younger Than They Look: As you can see in the accompanying illustration she seem to be... er, outgrowing that fancy Zeon outfit a bit fast for a seven year old.
Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa (JP), Scott Roberts (EN)
A veteran of the One Year War, Kai was one of the White Base's top pilots, alongside Amuro Ray and Sayla Mass. He returns in Zeta as a journalist/AEUG spy, operating in the rainforest.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Kai looked pretty badass saving Reccoa from some soldiers while wearing a white suit in the middle of a jungle.
- Big Damn Heroes: His first appearance has him saving Reccoa from some soldiers who had captured her.
- Deadpan Snarker: Not surprising. Made snarkier in the dub. He says pounding on his cell and calling for help makes him feel better.
- Demoted to Extra: Like all of his former crewmates, his role in Zeta is considerably smaller than in the previous series.
- Face of a Thug: It's better than it was when he was a kid, but at the end of the day, Kai still looks as though his paycheck is coming from a Mafia Don.
- Gratuitous English: Kai's glorious letter in fluent Engrish included the warning "Captain Quattro, he is a CHAR", which has led to mirth and memes among the English-speaking fandom ever since.
- Gun Twirling: In an Establishing Character Moment, still has the tic from last series. Identifies him even before he introduces himself.
- Hero of Another Story: He may have left his piloting days behind with White Base, but Kai's clearly seen his share of adventures and become more badass down the line.
- Intrepid Reporter: And he can appear anywhere at any time, including the Vatican!
- Knight in Sour Armour: He actually seems to have cheered up a shade or two from being The Eeyore of the last show, but then he doesn't have to be a soldier anymore.
- Older and Wiser: Still cynical, snarky, and bitter, but he is willing to give far more of a damn about things, care who he allies himself with, and be far less of a needless loudmouthed jerk.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: White suit, fedora, and tie.
- Took a Level in Badass: Holy cow Kai does a complete 180 in time for Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and the various sidestories going on at that point. Stylish, competent, able to engage in tactical espionage action in the RAINFOREST in a white business suit, all while juggling a career of journalism. To top it off, in sidestories like Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Day After Tomorrow he comes off as a freaking UC James Bond without his own mobile suit while he kicks copious amounts of ass.
- Whip It Good: In his first appearance, where he uses a whip on one of the men who was threatening Reccoa.
- You're Not My Type: Although Reccoa is grateful for Kai's rescue of her, she remains unimpressed by his attempts to flirt. She also coldly calls him out for presuming to be on a first name basis with her.
Frau Bow (Kobayashi)
Voiced by: Rumiko Ukai (Japanese), Kristin Nowosad (English)
Amuro's best friend and fellow former White Base crewmember, Frau visits him with her children as he's in Federation custody in Cheyenne and gives him a critical emotional lift to escape.
- '80s Hair: Far from the most obvious example in the show, but she grew her chin-length teenage '20s Bob Haircut out into something shoulder-length and more fluffy.
- Adoptive Peer Parent: She's 22 or 23 tops, and her children are 15, 13, and 11. With Hayato for the White Base kids Katz, Letz, and Kikka, whom she was a Parental Substitute for when she was 15.
- Anywhere but Their Lips: A meaningful kiss on the cheek from Amuro in-series or a close embrace in the first movie — but still it's referred to in side materials and by everyone involved as "the kiss scene". Except by Tomino, who disagrees.
- Armor-Piercing Question: Because she loves Amuro, in a variant on her You Are Better Than You Think You Are moment from the first show, she finally calls him "Lieutenant" and quietly asks him what he gains from returning to being a child and to consider that. Dismayed, Amuro immediately starts plotting to break free.
- Babies Make Everything Better: No, they don't, really. Frau's pregnancy is portrayed in a positive light, but it's certainly not doing anything to fix the rest of her chaotic life. She chides Amuro that he "doesn't know anything about it", and says she needs to raise the child to be strong. As it happens, we never see the kid.
- Amuro still says "have a good kid for me" in the movies.
- Betty and Veronica: Is the Betty to Amuro's Archie and Bel's Veronica, but her marriage to Hayato would not only make a relationship adulterous, but just plain hard. She's the more distant, "complicated" one.
- From a different triangle, it's Frau (Archie), Hayato (Betty), and Amuro (Veronica). Then there's yet another Betty and Veronica Switch when Hayato gets insecure and tragedy eventually happens (Amuro has, of course, been her childhood BFF all along).
- Continuity Nod: Frau may apparently be a modest, respectable, expectant mother, but look at her when she's sitting down in Amuro's living room and you'll see she's still wearing a rather short pink skirt, with bare legs.
- Did They or Didn't They?: It's ridiculously difficult to tell whether her relationship with Amuro is platonic, UST, or romantic, now or ever; including the two episodes she appears in. Shrug of God continues to be the most you get from Tomino.
- Expy: Play it again — A woman whose husband is fighting with La Résistance meets her Old Flame, involved in a nest of spies, who wants nothing to do with the current conflict. (There's also a famous goodbye at the airport.) Tomino decided to hit a few notes from Ilsa Lund and Casablanca. Visually, she's a fairly striking match◊ for Penelope Smallbone from Octopussy.note
- Foil: To Beltorchika Irma, in terms of dress, behavior, influence on Amuro, and just about anything you can think of. Highlighted when she's shown together with her and Amuro at the end of the final film.
- Implied Love Interest:
- Still this, but Amuro now worries about, pays attention to, makes arrangements for, shows a lot of care and affection to and even feeds Frau (and the kids, of course) — a big change from the original show.
- Like before, it's a bit less implicit on her side. A New Translation has her say "Atashi, motto Amuro to issho ni itakatta" * . See Love Triangle.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Frau teases Amuro about "still having a thing for Sayla". Aside from some never-specified in-show context (Amuro immediately changes the subject), that's either a Shout-Out to Tomino's completely different novel continuity of the last shownote , or it's a Call-Back to Sayla bringing up Amuro's feelings for Frau in a late episode of Mobile Suit Gundam — and Amuro immediately changing the subject!
- Love Triangle: Married to Hayato and six months pregnant with his child, but she is only ever seen/portrayed with Amuro, and openly confesses to wanting more time with him; Word of God has Amuro inwardly pissed at Moment Killer Katz.
- Marriage of Convenience: With Hayato sometime post-0079 for the sake of Katz, Letz, and Kikka. This is very explicitly Word of God as this, and not romantic.
- Meaningful Rename: Invoked twice by Amuro. First, he calls her "Frau Kobayashi" just to point out a) she's married, b) she's not married to him, c) and she's married to Hayato — all of which surprised the 1985 audience. In the following episode, he calls her "Frau Bow" again, like he did for Mobile Suit Gundam — a sign that things are more the way they used to be, or that he really just can't see her as anyone else.
- She Is All Grown Up: No revelations and not very much implied; Amuro's just very happy to see her and behaves far more warmly and nicely than he did when they were 15. Downplayed.
- Tender Tears: Overlapping with Tears of Remorse. She cries quietly when she can't fix things with Amuro, he having walked away and left her standing in his backyard. It's notable because she only cried over extremely serious things in the original show and Amuro was still far more giving and receptive than he was back then.*
- What Happened to the Mouse?: The baby she's expecting has never been seen or referred to.
Mirai Yashima (Noa)
Voiced by: Fuyumi Shiraishi (Japanese), Mariette Sluyter (English)
Former pilot of White Base and now married to a famous Federation defector, Mirai and her two small children are trying to stay out of harm's way. They meet Amuro again in New Hong Kong.
- Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: In the original Mobile Suit Gundam, she took on the important role of first mate and helmsman of the White Base. But when she reappears in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as Mr. Bright's wife, she makes very few appearances, instead staying on Earth to take care of her children, and even though her husband soon becomes one of the key figures of AEUG.
- Hostage Situation: She and her children are kidnapped and put in a small boat near a battlefield, meaning that they can either potentially be killed by friendly/enemy fire or drown if their boat is sunk. They manage to survive (though little Hathaway falls into the sea and his mother has to give him CPR).
- Happily Married - Loved I Not Honor More: Despite Beltochika completely failing to understand this, and being physically separated from her spacebound spouse, Mirai shows a great deal of care for Bright, saying that she raises their two children taking his wishes and feelings into consideration as though he were there. In fact, Beltochika asks her how can that be possible, so Mirai calmly explains that she and her kids know well how hard Bright and Co. are fighting out there.
- Silk Hiding Steel: The woman almost never loses her cool, whether it's towards Beltochika saying too much, or towards the Hostage Situation she and her kids are forced in.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: With heavy emphasis on the will of iron that goes along with "serenity, patience, grace, and acceptance" while her husband is away.
Hathaway and Cheimin Noa
Voiced by: Brett Bauer and Caitlynne Medrik (English)
Bright and Mirai's young son and daughter.
- Blue Boy Pink Girl: Hathaway has a blue shirt and shorts and Cheimin has a pink dress and hairbow.
- Children Are Innocent: Hathaway is around six years old and Cheimin is no older than five, and they're very cute and mostly concerned with playing with their toy glider. Subverted when Hathaway then almost drowns in the middle of a battlefield, and Double Subverted when Cheimin keeps a Plucky Girl attitude and is still really excited to meet Kamille, see his Gundam, and hold hands with him, anyway.
Voiced by: Yukimasa Natori (Japanese, TV), Kazumi Tanaka (Japanese, Movies), Dean Galloway (English)
An overbearing representative of Anaheim Electronics sent as a liaison with the AEUG fleet.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: Wong is toned down considerably for A New Translation. He doesn't beat up Kamille and he's less abrasive in general. His Pet the Dog moment is kept for the movies and he's much less contrarian.
- "Ass" in Ambassador: He's a representative of Anaheim Electronics, which gives the AEUG considerable funding. This in turn gives Wong a lot of nominal authority, which he abuses pretty much all the time.
- Badass Normal: Said to be a practitioner of Kung Fu (see above) and casually kicked Kamille's ass (himself a judo practitioner and also a Newtype). On a slightly bigger scale, he's more than willing to directly pitch in in battle if the need arises, as he's shown piloting a mini-mech to help hold off Titans forces on the moon to let Kamille make his escape.
- Break the Haughty: Downplayed- Bright puts him in his place during a major operation when Wong lets his own authority get to his head and Bright calls the latter out for his combat inexperience. In Gundam ZZ, Wong tries to give Judau Ashta the same ass-kicking he gave Kamille for slacking off, only to get Kneed in the gut by the latter and left writhing.
- Brutal Honesty: All the time. Needless to say, it gets right under the Argama crew's skin.
- Good Is Not Nice: Lee is firmly on the AEUG's side and opposes the Titans, however he's also an insufferable Jerkass who throws his weight around.
- Honest Corporate Executive: The fact that he staunchly allies with the AEUG when the Titans are in power for the majority of the series and would be more profitable to support puts him here.
- Jerkass: Makes his second appearence by beating the crap out of Kamille for missing a meeting. Wong Lee remains a pushy and unpleasant jackass to the Argama crew.
- Jerk Ass Has A Point: For all his faults. Lee's actually got the right idea (or, at least, a well-reasoned one that's worth considering) most of the time. It's pretty much the only reason nobody on the Argama ever tries to shove him out of an airlock.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: There's the moment listed below, and it's shown that Wong backs the AEUG out of principle rather than for monetary reasons. When faced with a possible colony drop at his current location, he refuses to evacuate, believing in the AEUG as well as standing his ground in the case that they fail.
- Pet the Dog: Gave Shinta and Qum drinks and said children shouldn't be afraid to ask for things.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Played With. Wong is difficult to deal with as a person and even more difficult as a superior. In the later parts of Zeta and in ZZ Wong essentially fulfills the role of a Commander Contrarian largely played against Bright and the other AEUG officials in ways that make it clear he's in the wrong. With that said, Wong does sympathize with the AEUG and that stands in contrast to the callous War-Profiteering Anaheim Electronics is infamous for; at one point he even sorties with the TITANS in a Junior Mobile Suit.
- Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: Shoves his weight around the Argama by saying that the AEUG's allies, Anaheim Electronics, would support him on his attack plans. Even if they were dumb.
- Stern Teacher: Shades of this before getting Flanderized into a total jerk ass later in the series.
Voiced by: Mako Yuda (Japanese, TV), Rio Natsuki (Japanese, Movies), Debbie Munroe (English)
A businesswoman who runs New Hong Kong's Luio Company and funds Karaba.
- Distaff Counterpart: Of Wong Lee, supposedly; Kamille refers to her as such after she slapped him for seeming insubordination.
- Iron Lady: She runs her family's corporation, deals with politicians, and funds and funnels supplies to Karaba on the side. (Complete with The '80s version of Power Hair and a blazer.) Unhesitatingly sics her goons on Amuro the second he mentions her father's name in public.
- Mukokuseki: It may still be common enough practice to use a Western first name in "New" Hong Kong, but Stephanie also has reddish-blonde hair and blue eyes. What exactly her background is meant to be is a bit of a mystery, compounded by the fact that we never see her fully Chinese-named dad.
- The Ojou: With a tougher upgrade. See above and below.
- Pink Means Feminine: For all her Iron Lady ways, she wears a knee-length pink skirt. (And Kamille does, in fact, sense her as a 'womanly' presence, in addition to being strong.)
- Related in the Adaptation: In A New Translation, she's introduced as Wong's daughter; funnily enough in the original series she was described as his Gender Flip. This would ultimately only be the case for the movies as Mobile Suit Gundam Narrative would establish her father as Woomin Luio.
- Ship Tease: A surprising amount packed into her sole episode with Amuro, considering she orders him beaten unconscious and temporarily holds him prisoner, then they run around New Hong Kong together talking war and strategy and dodging mobile suit gunfire. Arguably she has more with him than his Destructive Romance with Beltorchika which might very well be the point.
- Team Mom: She does show a more maternal side eventually to Kamille and the Noa kids, as well as arranging passage to a safer location for Mirai, Hathaway, and Cheimin. Also to Karaba in general, considering how she's shown as a major donor and supplier.
- The Triads and the Tongs: She has goons at the ready and her company is also a front for all sorts of illegal activity.Stephanie: This is Hong Kong City. You can't trust anyone.
- Twinkle in the Eye: Gets one with an Audible Gleam right before unleashing a merciless beatdown-by-thug on Amuro.
Now living by the ocean in Africa, Char's younger sister is seemingly the quietest of the former White Base crew.
- The Cameo: She only gets a brief scene as The Voiceless listening to Char's speech at Dakar on a radio, since her actor You Inoue was unavailable. In the movies, she's lying by a resort pool and has a meeting with Kai, with a few pre-recorded lines since Inoue was deceased by 2004.