- The Chosen One: Each of the main Gundams were singled out for their country's salvation;
- Captain was built specifically to defend Neotopia from the Dark Axis.
- Zero was prophesied by Princess Rele as the one who would restore Lacroa.
- Lord Buritenmaru hoped that Bakunetsumaru would someday by worthy of wearing the Baku Shin Armor and bringing peace to Ark.
- Mechanical Life Forms: Zero and Bakunetsumaru were naturally born, not built.
- Multinational Team: The Gundam Force has members from each friendly nation seen;
- Captain Gundam, Shute (Neotopia)
- Zero, Princess Rele (Lacroa)
- Bakunetsumaru (Ark)
- Badass Normal: He has absolutely no combat ability compared to his friends but still goes out and helps them anyway.
- Big Brother Mentor: To Captain, despite Captain seeming older, and eventually Genkimaru.
- A Boy and His X: A boy and his robot. Captain Gundam needs Shute's encouragement to power up his Soul Drive and use his Captain Punch attack, though everyone else's support work just as well later on. SDG recognizes the necessity of their interactions so they let Shute be the Tagalong Kid.
- Determinator: Shute never gives up on anything and does what he can to keep the others going as well. Captain even calls him "The one who never quits"
- Distressed Dude: Shute spends most of the Ark episodes a prisoner of Kibaomaru, along with Princess Rele.
- Future Me Scares Me: In the final battle with The General, he's captured and seemingly sent into a Bad Future where his older self has given up his vales about robots and tries to tell him to give up on them. Needless to say Shute has a hard time believing his older self is saying that and rightly figures it's not real.
- Humans Are Good: He tells this to the bad guys all the time. Turns out he's right.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: To the point where General Zeong, who explicitly has corruption as a power, couldn't corrupt him.
- The Power of Friendship: Shute's friendship with Captain activates the Soul Drive.
- Rollerblade Good: Those rollerblades he wears have a rocket boost and can stick to various metal surfaces, as he used to great effect when the Gundams were captured by the Dark Axis once.
- Token Human: Before Rele came along, he was the Gundam Force 'Honorary Gundam'.
- True Companions: Shute treats the whole SD Force as this.
- You Are Not Alone: He says this to Captain a lot. He's given the same kind of speech by everybody when the General's Mind Rape starts working.
- Anonymous Benefactor: He starts out as a secret agent for the good guys.
- Captain Superhero: "Captain" seems to be his name, rank and model all in one.
- Chronic Hero Syndrome: Captain will always, and I mean always try to rescue others. Even some of the worst bad guys. And usually at the cost of his own arms.
- Expy/Composite Character: of CAPG-78 Captain Gundam (who is an Expy of of the original RX-78-2 Gundam), and Gundam GP-01 Zephyranthes with The face opening being similar to F91, and Hyper Captain Gundam Option F and Option Z are based on Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern and RX-78GP03D Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis", respectively.
- Flight: Although Captain's normal boosters are good for leaps, he has several "Upgrades" that allow him full flying capabilities;
- When Cobramaru was about to destroy Blanc Base in Episode 18, Captain was equipped with booster rockets so he could fly up and stop him. These boosters ran out of power though, and were never used again.
- After his Mid-Season Upgrade, Hyper Captain's Option F included more efficient rocket boosters. Option Z was essentially a rocket that could attach to his back.
- The Good Captain: Naturally!
- Good Is Dumb: His naive nature often leads to him being easy to fool.
- Laser Blade: Captain has this when his Light Rifle runs out of ammo. He uses this less often once he switches to Option V, but his staff still has this feature, as evidenced in "Gerbera's Invitation".
- Mid-Season Upgrade: Has had two;
- After his normal backpack was destroyed by General in Episode 27, Captain switched to his Option V, which included more powerful boosters, and laser cannons that could be fitted together to act as a extending pole.
- After being badly damaged by Professor Gerbera, Captain's entire body structure was improved by Kao Lyn, giving him new weapons and a Hyper mode.
- Power of Friendship: He literally runs on this. His Soul Drive was activated from Shute's kindness and friendship, and their bond is what gives it power.
- Straight Man: By nature of being straight laced in contrast to the other two Gundams more out there personalities.
- Super Mode: Captain, amazingly, has had two of them;
- The first is Heavy Weapons mode, which he used in his battle against Sazabi; this is essentially Captain, but with more powerful weapons equipped, including stronger boosters and missile launchers. He can also turn into Gunvehicle mode, where he shifts his body configuration into a cart-like state that he uses to ram into Sazabi.
- In Episode 49, when his normal Hyper form isn't enough to beat Madnug, the S.D.G sends Option Z, a giant rocket of a backpack that's armed with missile launchers, a more powerful ray gun, gatling guns, the works.
- Taking the Bullet: Since Captain is the only member of the team who is fully mechanical, he doesn't hesitate to block someone from harm with his own body as he can be repaired later.
- Took a Level in Badass: Once he was so badly damaged that he got a whole new look. With some awesome new weapons to go with it.
Zero, The Winged Knight
- Blow You Away: Super Magical Violette Tornado!
- The Cape: He wears a rather nice red one and it fits his personality.
- The Chosen One: That is he was "chosen" to find the big heroes Captain & Shute.
- Cool Sword: His regular one is already pretty cool but in Zero Custom, it's bifurcated.
- Crossdressing Voices: Zero is voiced in English by a female storyboard artist.
- Expy/Composite Character: of Wing Gundam and Knight Gundam, and later Wing Gundam Zero.
- I Should Have Been Better: He often feels bad for not being able to stop the invasion of Lacroa.
- Instant Runes: The majority of his attacks have some sort of runic component.
- Knight in Shining Armor: He's basically a walking, talking shining knight stereotype.
- Magic Knight: He throws a wrench into the Sci-fi trappings of the story by having access to honest-to-god magic.
- Not So Above It All: He tries to present himself as composed an elegant, but can be just as overwrought as Bakunetsumaru at times.
Bakunetsumaru, The Blazing Samurai
- Attack! Attack! Attack!: That's Baku's fighting style plain and simple.
- Butt-Monkey: Quite a few jokes are on him.
- Expy/Composite Character: Of Musha Gundam(the titular Mobile Suit) and Shining Gundam, while Bakushinmaru is based on God Gundam.
- Honor Before Reason: Baku's not too bad but many Musha Gundams are like this.
- Hot-Blooded: If he were any hotter, he'd have melted from the inside out.
- Justice Will Prevail: Samurai Justice!
- Just in Time: How Baku first arrives in Neotopia. On a flaming horse no less!
- Katanas Are Just Better: Baku's got two!
- Leeroy Jenkins: He's the first to leap into action, usually. Gunbike quite accurately describes as "The hothead who can't keep his sword in his scabbard, always jumping the gun!"
- Lord Error-Prone: Again, he's not as bad as most Musha Gundams.
- Martyrdom Culture: The Musha Gundams.
- Playing with Fire: He's the Blazing Samurai, so flames come quite naturally.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's very proud of his martial strength.
Princess Relehimana Miya De Lacroa (Princess Rele for short)
- Damsel in Distress: Originally she was Taken for Granite and part of Zero's motivation was to cure her. Not long after she's de-petrified, she and Shute and taken hostage by Kibaomaru for most of the Ark episodes.
- Expy: Of Relena Darlian/Peacecraft.
- Living MacGuffin: Even if Deathscythe wasn't madly in love with her, Rele is still necessary to the Dark Axis' plans; The Dark Axis needed her to undo the seal on Lacroa's Spirit Tree so it can harvest the Knight Gundams it generates.
- Master of Illusion: Rele can create holograms of different characters, which she puts to great use when she and Shute attempt to escape Tenchijo on their own.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite being only a few years older than Shute, Rele demonstrates insight befitting a future queen. She quickly realizes that Kibaomaru's aggressive policies will negatively affect Ark and it's relationships with other countries, and when Genkimaru is sighted going to Tenchijo, determines that the young Musha was going to exchange himself for Shute and Rele's freedom.
Other Gundam Force Members
Bakunetsumaru's faithful steed, Entengo is a mobile horse from Ark.
- Expy: Entengo is based on Master Asia's own robotic steed, Fuunsaiki.
- Mechanical Horse: He's a horse that's also a Gundam.
- Put on a Bus: During the second season, Entengo is left behind in Neotopia while the rest of the Force goes to Lacroa (Or tries to, anyway). He eventually reunites with his master in Ark.
- Silent Snarker: Being a horse, Entengo can't actually talk, but his facial expressions seem to convey a lot.
- Team Pet: To an extent.
Gunbike / Gunpanzer
Captain's original instructor. An AI that's been uploaded into a vehicle, Gunbike was added to the main squad as a trainer. Rough, tough, and by no means easy-going, Gunbike is determined to whip the gang into shape. His AI was later uploaded into Gunpanzer before being sent to Ark.
- Cool Bike: Gunbike is described by Shute as a "Monster bike".
- Expy/Composite Character: Command Gundam was the original Captain Gundam's Mentor, while Gunpanzer resembles Gundam Ez8.
- Transforming Mecha: As Gunpanzer.
- Adaptational Wimp: A minor case, but his wings are loaded with simple missiles as opposed to the Nu Gundam's Fin Funnels.
- Expy/Composite Character: Guneagle is based on Guneagle Nu, and by extension, Nu Gundam.
- Meaningful Name: Gun(dam)-EAGLE, get it?
- New Meat: He's the newest member of the Gundam Force in his debut, and it's made very clear to him how much he still has to learn.
- Stationary Wings: By nature of them being boosters.
Gundivers / Gunchoppers
An elite Gundam team for special aquatic and eventually aerial combat for the SDG.
- Expy/Composite Character: The Gundivers and Gunchoppers are based on RGZ-91 Re-GZ as well as the original Gundiver.
- Giant Wall of Watery Doom: The Gundivers can create one of these when they all work together.
- If It Swims, It Flies: Averted. Their flight capabilities aren't part of their initial design, but came from Kao Lyn's upgrades.
- Making a Splash: The Gundivers make playing with water look awesome.
- This Looks Like a Job for Aquaman: Originally only useful for underwater missions.
The AI who controls the Gundam Force's flagship, the Gundamusai.
Super Dimensional Guard
- Ambiguously Human: At first, it's assumed that Haro is another super-advanced robot like Captain, but Rele believes he's a human wearing a mask.
- Big Good: The head of the SDG and essentially the leader of the charge against the Dark Axis.
- Comically Serious: He's a firm, dedicated leader of a secret military organization designed to combat invaders...whose head is a Haro ball. With flapping ears.
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Tries to keep Shute out of the SDG's business originally.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He at first doesn't want Captain to associate with Shute on grounds that this could put the boy in danger, but changes gears when he sees how much Captain's fighting ability needs Shute's voice.
- Secret Identity: It's hinted in episode 26 that the Chief is actually Shute's dad Mark behind a mask.
Dr. Bell Wood
- Brilliant, but Lazy: "The work's complicated, all right? And when people give me attitude, I lose interest!"
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Bakunetsumaru. Bell Wood didn't like the samurai for wrecking his project and getting on his case about fixing it, but after they worked together to stop the Zakos from using a digging robot to attack Neotopia, quickly became friends.
Chief Kao Lyn
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Prone to crazed bouts of martial arts katas, and probably the most brilliant robotics expert in Neotopia.
- Gadgeteer Genius: The mind behind all of the Gundams in the SDG.
- Mr. Exposition: Explains how the "Captain System" works in episode 23.
- Number Two: Haro's specifically.
Assistant Ball and Kao Lyn's Ball
- Expy: Literally the only Balls in SDGF that are actually not mecha and instead actual Super-Deformed robots based on mecha.
- Non-Human Sidekick: At least in the case of Kao Lyn's Ball.
Operator GMs and Assistant GMs.
People of Neotopia
- Demoted to Extra: After Episode 26, the citizens have far less presence in the show, due to the action now taking place in the other dimensions.
- Expy Characters that have roots in the Gundam franchise are based on Universal Century, while the setting is based on the SD Command Chronicles series.
- Muggles: Up until the "Attack of the Big Zam!" none of them know about the secret war the SDG is waging to protect Neotopia.
Shute's family (Nana, Keiko, and Mark)
- Action Mom: Keiko may carry Nana everywhere she goes, but don't think for a minute that makes her useless.
- Adult Fear: Keiko gets a bad case of this when the Dark Axis launches a full-scale invasion. An army is attacking, and both her son and husband are MIA...
- Disappeared Dad: Mark is alive and well, but spends so much time in his studio writing songs Or does he? that he has the least screen time out of any character.
- Parental Obliviousness: It's not until the Big Zam attacks that Keiko finds out what her son has been getting into.
- Oblivious Younger Sibling: Subverted, Nana's actually a very perceptive baby. It's implied that she knows Chief Haro is her father in disguise.
- She's All Grown Up: When Shute is sent into a Bad Future, he first runs into Nana who's now a teenager and quite cute. Of course it's an illusion but still.
- Slept Through the Apocalypse: Mark was apparently so busy in his studio that he missed the entire invasion of Neotopia! Or did he?
Voice Actors: Akiko Nakagawa (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)Sayla loves to makes cakes for people. And that's just about all she's good for. Zero calls her Princess Sayla because she reminds him of his own princess.
- Expy: of Sayla Mass
- Failed a Spot Check: In "A Princess, a Cake, and a Winged Knight", Sayla gives no indication that she was aware of the battle taking place outside of her work station.
- Supreme Chef: Sayla is so good at baking cakes that she was commissioned to bake one for the mayor's birthday.
Mayor Margaret Gathermoon
Leonardo & Prio
Mobile CitizensThe robot population of Neotopia, who live, play, and work alongside the human citizens. While most resemble the GMs of Mobile Suit Gundam, there are robots with unique designs that fulfill specific functions, who are unfortunately the targets for Dark Axis control horns.
- Beware the Nice Ones: The larger robots are used for typically harmless jobs. That goes out the window when the Dark Axis puts a Control Horn on them.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Mobile Citizens are frequently turned into destructive machines by Dark Axis control.
- Expy: The common mobile citizens are expies of the RGM-79 GM
- Military Salute: During the invasion of Neotopia in Episode 23, the mobile citizens do something similar to the Nazi salute. Oddly not censored in the dub, this was a Mythology Gag to the Zeon Salutes.
- Monster of the Week: Against their will.
- Cyber Cyclops: All of the "Natural" Dark Axis robots are these.
- Expy: All of them are based off of Zeon mobile suits from Universal Century Canon.
- Fantastic Racism: They hate organic life forms with a passion.
- Galactic Conqueror: Their stated goal. But the General has other ideas...
- Goldfish Poop Gang: Zapper's gang.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: After going through some serious Villain Decay early in the first season, The Dark Axis proves their fearsome reputation when they attack Neotopia and almost win.
- Red and Black and Evil All Over: A lot of their higher-ups.
- Villain Decay: Went through this early on. It was quickly undone when the Commander stopped relying on Zapper's crew.
- Adorable Evil Minions: They're so cute!
- Dumbass Has a Point: The Zako Zako Hour hosts, while silly and senseless, make pretty good points. In their first show, they determine that Shute is the reason why the DA Trio can't beat the Gundam Force.
- Expy: They resemble Zaku II early production types, but are a homage to cannon fodder Zakus in general.
- Harmless Villain: Even more so than their commanders, but they did manage to subvert it once by completely commandeering a digging bot and nearly succeeding.
- Helpful Mook: Funny thing is, they start out on the more accidentally assisting side. Over time they become genuinely gentle under Genkimaru and eventually become his Genki Energy Force.
- Mecha-Mooks: Fits these guys to a T.
- Palette Swap: Zako Red, who has more importance. Same can be said of some of the Zako Zako Hour characters: the hosts all hold microphones with different heads (red circular mic, blue square mic, yellow triangular mic) and the Chef Zakos that appeared in one episode.
- Sound-Coded for Your Convenience: As well, the Zako Zako Hour hosts all have different voices, changing in range between the three. Red Mic has a light voice, Yellow Mic has a rougher voice, and Blue Mic is somewhere between.
- Strong Flesh, Weak Steel: The Zakos are so pathetic that they can get pushed around by the likes of Shute, a human child.
- Show Within a Show: Three of them host the Zako Zako Hour, which takes place in The Stinger of some episodes. These segments serve to explain certain aspects of the main series' backstory, such as why the Dark Axis uses control horns, why Kibaomaru's forces are working with them, and other things. However, a combination of the Zakos' stupidity, Fridge Logic, temperamental guests, the Zakos' stupidity, a lack of research, and the Zako's stupidity, causes hilarity to ensue.
- Verbal Tic: "Zako!"
Voice Actors: Eiji Yanagisawa (Japanese), Danny Katiana (EnglishProbably THE MOST Trigger Happy guy you'll every meet. He was the first to attack Neptopia and fail. Once the Dark Axis is defeated in Neotopia he becomes the janitor for the Gundammusai. He later CLAIMS to have been faking the whole time so he'd be able to get his revenge on the General for abandoning him and his troops. But that's debatable.
- Added Alliterative Appeal: With his insults, which may partially be to avoid repetition in a G-rated cartoon. "Pitiful piles of pusillanimous(timid) paraphernalia(stuff)" is an actual thing he has said. If it isn't alliterative ("titanium twit", "mechanized metal morons")
- Arson Murderand Jaywalking: Destroy the dimensions, destroy the Gundams, smash a poor innocent flower.
- Ax-Crazy: More so than the others, especially since he'll argue with his teammates. Downplayed when compared to Grappler and Dom, though: he thinks through his plans a bit more and doesn't try to sacrifice his weapons for a tactical boost.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Zapper loves being evil, but he seems to respect the concept of camaraderie. He was furious when Grappler Gouf didn't care that Zapper would get hit by Grappler's missile along with Captain, and even though he doesn't like Gundams very much, still tried to warn Ashuramaru to get away when he tried blasting Bakunetsumaru in their final duel. Ultimately, what causes him to turn on the General is that the so-called "leader" of the Dark Axis had simply abandoned him after using him and his troops.
- Evil Laugh: He loves to do this when he's firing his guns.
- Expy/Composite Character: Zapper's a dead ringer for Bloody Zaku, but is based on a Zaku III. He and Bloody Zaku may also be based on Johnny Ridden's similarly designed Full-Bullet Zaku.
- A Father to His Men: Before his promotion, he was actually a lot nicer to the Zakos, teaching two of them how to properly get ahead in life and even trying to teach one the value of keeping promises.
- Firing in the Air a Lot: Perfected the art before Dom showed up.
- General Failure: Him and everyone else in his gang.
- Go Through Me: A moment that is talked about a lot. In Grappler's first appearance, he attacks Captain by himself and goes shieldless, believing Captain's unarmed after losing his rifle ammo. But when Captain reveals he has guns mounted onto his head, Grappler looks as if he's about to start running because he's only mounted with melee attacks. This is when, for an unexplained reason, Zapper starts shooting the ground in front of Gundam and then jumps into the fray, forcing the Gundam back.
- Harmless Villain: He talks the talk but when it comes to walking the walk, he'll always fall on his face.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Zapper graduated top of his class. Yes, we're serious.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: He's introduced first out of the Squad Commanders to be introduced and appears the most. He also seems to hold more power over the Zakos, as they don't seem so flinchy around him.
- Meaningful Name: "Zapper" Zaku, who loves to shoot his guns in the air.
- More Dakka: A Gatling gun, two machine guns, an axe with a spear-tip, missiles to shoot from his shoulders, and a beam laser.
- Poke the Poodle: Compared to his teammates, at least...
- Sanity Slippage: As revealed by the manga adaptation, after one of his Zakos was murdered by another high ranking member of the Dark Axis during a duel trying to deliver his guns to him to even the odds, Zapper lost it and became the cruel trigger happy fiend from the main series. His first victim was his opponent, Solitary Gyan.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: With his insults, which may partially be to avoid repetition in a G-rated cartoon, with words like ("ignoramuses", the above).
- Start of Darkness: He was always evil, but he started getting bloodthirsty after one of his men was killed giving his machine guns back to him so he could finish a fight on more even grounds.
- Team Rocket Wins: The only plan he ever came up with himself worked out of all the plans everyone else made.
The Dark Axis' primary means of Dimensional Travel. The gate consists of two beings, the main entrance and the smaller, phone-like remote control, which share a father-son relationship. Following the failed invasion of Neotopia, the SDG take control of the gate by finding the Zakurello Remote dropped by Zako Red.
- But Now I Must Go: After the General is destroyed, the Gate and Remote vanishes for parts unknown.
- Cool Gate: Flying through the Gate is visually like flying through the jaws of some beast.
- Expy: Based on the MA4X-Zakrello.
- HeelFace Turn: After Episode 26, the Gate is brought over to Neotopia's side.
- True Neutral: It's implied that the Gate will only obey whomever has its "Son".
- Verbal Tic: "Rello"
- You No Take Candle: How it speaks.
Voice Actors: Mantaro Iwao (Japanese), Doug Erholz (English)Grappler is one of the Dark Axis's top fighters. He's the smartest and most levelheaded of the Terrible Trio. Of course that's not saying much.
- Artificial Limbs / Anatomy Arsenal: The Gundam equivalent, as only Grappler shows this ability. His left arm can be swapped out for either a basic arm or a bladed claw and can even become an Arm Cannon.
- Evil Gloating: If he can, he will.
- Expy: Grappler is based on a Gouf Custom.
- Jerkass Has a Point: He is a jerk true, but he's usually right also. When he and Zapper argue over whose fault the battle in Episode 3 went, Grappler rightfully points out that Zapper got himself stuck in Shute's Super Glue all on his own.
- Meaningful Name: "Grappler" Gouf, who specializes in close-combat.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: He's the most level-headed of Zapper's gang...which isn't saying much.
- Only Sane Man: Compared to his squadmates, ESPECIALLY during the second half of the series.
Voice Actors: Dai Matsumoto (Japanese), Scott Jasper (English)Unlike Grappler, Dom is the dumbest of the dumb. There aren't enough words to describe how dumb this guy is. What he lacks in intellegince he makes up for in brute force. "Duh, guns go boom!"
- The Dreaded: Initially. Both Zapper and Grappler were terrified of working with him, due to his reckless behavior. This wore off as time went on as they grew used to him.
- Expy: Destroyer Dom is based on a Dom Funf(oddly the only Expy of the dark axis trio whose counterpart does not already have a fin on it's head that resembles the command fins). His love for weapons is also reminiscent of Command Gundam.
- Flanderization: His speech patterns started off as simplistic, but still with good grammar. Eventually he goes full Hulk Speak.
- More Dakka: Up to Eleven. Dom has his own car to carry all his weapons, which include missile launchers, chainsaws, flame throwers...
- Leeroy Jenkins: Destroyer's first instinct in any situation is to charge in and shoot, unlike Zapper, who at least can be counted on to find a decent target before letting loose. In his debut episode, he immediately runs off to blast the Dimensional Transport Device long before any of the squad knew it was important. Later on in the battle, he loses his patience and has his Gallop fire at everything, including his allies.Zapper: That's so typical of him. We haven't even checked out what the thing is, but this idiot is ready to run right over there and destroy it!
- Meaningful Name: "Destroyer" Dom, whose idea of a strategy is to blow up everything around him.
- Reckless Gun Usage: Believe it or not he's actually worse than Zapper. I know, it's shocking.
Voice Actors: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Dominic Joseph (English)A Zako Soldier with a unique red-ish color scheme and command fin. Zako Red is stated to be second only to the Commander, and commands the Dark Axis forces during the full invasion of Neotopia. Implied to be nothing more than a remote-controlled puppet for the Commander, as he was deactived once the invasion was complete.
- Expy/Mythology Gag: He and Sazabi are modeled after mobile suits piloted by Char Aznable.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Zako Soldiers are typically bumbling, stupid, and silly. Zako Red is competent, intelligent, and serious. He might really be the Commander's remote-controlled drone, so that's probably why.
- Verbal Tic: Like all Zakos, but his sounds rather forced. This is a hint that he's actually a remote body that General Sazabi uses to lead his troops.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: He's isn't above modifying his plans when need be. After Captain renders the use of Control Horns meaningless, he goes through the next phase (Petrify Neotopia's living creatures with BaguBagu) and steals his Soul Drive.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Pretty much the only reason he was deactivated. Then kicked away. It's implied, however, that Zako Red was just a proxy for the Commander, sharing his voice and color-scheme and even superiority. This explains why his Verbal Tic isn't always present: Sazabi, speaking through Zako Red, doesn't remember enough to say "Zako". As a result, him being shut down was this trope as well as simply Sazabi removing some focus.
The Doga's are the flying force of the Dark Axis. During the invasion of Neotopia, they were commanded by Four Doga Commandos, but they were destroyed before the battle's end. An even larger fleet of Doga Bombers were unleashed on Ark by Professor Gerbera when the Dark Axis attacked the country.
- Co-Dragons: The Commandos are these to the Commander, Doga Grey in particular.
- This Cannot Be!: Doga Purple's reaction to Zero destroying him; "But...it's impossible for me to be defeated!"
- Elite Mook: Compared to the comical and bungling Zako Soldiers, they are far more effective and dangerous. That said, they still get blasted to pieces by the main characters.
- Expy: They're based on Jagd Dogas, the yellow commando specifically being based on Gyunei Guss's custom Jagd Doga.
- Four Is Death: The Four Doga Commandos.
- Kick the Dog: Doga Blue takes a moment to shoot some petrified humans, who are only spared because some mobile police act as shields, for no other reason than to tick Bakunetsumaru off.
- Laser Blade: The Commandos have a one in each of their wrist, but only Green and Purple use theirs.
- Surfer Dude: Doga Blue talks with this sort of accent in the English dub.
- Underestimating Badassery: The Commandos do not take their Gundam opponents seriously, which costs them.
- You Have Failed Me: While the rest of the Commandos get destroyed by the Gundams, Doga Grey is vaporized by Sazabi himself.
Voice Actors: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Dominic Joseph (English)The Commander is one of the most dangerous soldiers of the Dark Axis. He was in charge of the invasions of Lacroa and Neotopia. He is both large and powerful, a deadly combination.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: A lot stronger than his subordinates, as he easily takes on Zero and Baku at the same time without much of a problem.
- Bad Boss: Throughout the first season, he fries his squad leaders for their failures with his funnels. During the final battle, he murders a bunch of his Doga Bombers just to mock Shute's Kirk Summation.
- Big Bad: Made out to be during the first season, it's only revealed that he's not the supreme leader of the Dark Axis AFTER he's dead.
- Commissar Cap: Wearing one with a huge gold eagle on it. Captain manages to smack it off his head during their battle.
- Conservation of Competence: His squad leaders are dumb, his army is stupid, anyone he tries to get to assist him is worse...
- Determinator/Villainous Valour: Villainous Breakdown notwithstanding, Commander Sazabi STOOD HIS GROUND and refused to retreat during his battle with Captain Gundam when the latter was steadily gaining the upper hand. This ultimately leads to his defeat and his death.
- Disc-One Final Boss: With him gone, the Dark Axis is beaten, right? The General would like to disagree...
- The Dragon: To Gerbera
- Energy Weapon: Can shoot dozens of these from all points on his body. They were shot out by Captain.
- Expy: Of the Sazabi from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
- Flight: Has a flight mode, which he demonstrates during his battle with Captain.
- Galactic Conqueror
- Knight of Cerebus: Not initially due to his comedic traits when he's berating his minions, but when he finally appears on-screen, he's a much more serious villain no comedic quirks. He's the first villain we see get Killed Off for Real.
- Large and in Charge: At 244cm/8ft, he's one of the largest robots in the entire series.
- Laser Blade: Has two, which he uses in his duel with Captain.
- Load-Bearing Boss: After he's destroyed, the Horn of War structure falls apart.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His kicking away Zako Red (who held the Zakurello Remote) is what allowed the SDG to take control of the Zakurello Gate.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Ultimately what his battle with Captain Gundam accumulates to, as both fighters gradually loser their armor and weapons over the course of the battle.
- Smug Super: He has no problem looking down on pretty much everyone he meets in Neotopia. His reaction to Captain challenging him? "It would be tragic if it weren't so laughable!" When Captain continues to wear him down, Sazabi's composure slips more and more.
- Surrounded by Idiots: His typical meetings with Zapper's squad has him angry and exasperated by their failures.
- Villainous Breakdown: He steadily becomes angrier and angrier during his duel with Captain to the point of throwing temper tantrums. When Captain destroys his Soul Drive, he lets out a big This Cannot Be! followed by a Big "NO!".
Professor Gerbera / Madnug
Voice Actors: Akio Ōtsuka (Japanese), Michael McConnohie (English)The Professor is second in command only to the General himself. He is science officer for the Dark Axis and responsible for all deployment of troops to other dimensions. In reality he is a Gundam from Neotopia's future. He was on a mission to explore outer space when a strange malfunction sent him back in time. There, he was captured by the General.
- Authority Equals Ass Kicking: He's second in command of the Dark Axis, and when they fought, it's Captain on the floor in pieces. Given that he's a robot from the future, the tech he's made of is more advanced than anything current.
- Badass Bookworm: He is a Professor after all.
- Char Clone: He's the red mobile suit, a rival to The Hero, and his whole outer armor can stand in for the mask.
- Enigmatic Minion: Has goals beyond the invasion of Neotopia.
- Evil Costume Switch: Not only was he wearing an armor to hide that he's a Gundam but his true form underneath also turned from white to black.
- Expy/Mythology Gag: Is based on the Gerbera Tetra, which was built from the scrapped Gundam GP-04 "Gerbera". (Though his outer armor design is based more closely on the Gerbera Tetra Kai, given it doesn't completely hide his Gundam parts) This throwback combined with the fact he has a soul drive makes that one plot twist much more obvious.
- Fallen Hero: He was once a Gundam created by the SDG in the future.
- Go Mad from the Isolation: He was lost in space for who knows how long, this was likely one of the reasons it was so easy for Zeong to break him.
- Humans Are Bastards: He certainly thinks so.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick / The Heavy: While Gerbera DOES follow the General's whims, he's the one who handles most of the details, including the invasion of different worlds.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: His and The General's. He's the second in command for a reason.
- Redemption Rejection: After Captain beats him and the General beams him into himself. Captain follows and tries to save him. But, alas, Gerbera is too far gone and refuses to believe Captain won't betray him, willing falling into the melting pit to supply the necessary Gundanium to the General to fully power him.
- Reforged into a Minion: A Gundam from the future serving General Zeong, encased in an armor to resemble the other members of Dark Axis.
- Sanity Slippage: At first, while definitely not one of the good guys, he at least was sane enough to try and manipulate Captain. He almost pulled it off too, but when he ran into Captain again he seemed to lose what little grip he had on reality.
- A God Am I: Doesn't say it, but Kibaomaru likens him to a 'Mecha-deity'.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: It's hard to top the asskicking potential of a being with the firepower of the Ideon.
- Break the Cutie: What he did to Madnug, and what he tries to do to Shute. The former became a Fallen Hero / Tragic Villain, the latter...resulted in his chest being blown apart.
- Evil Sounds Deep: True to the fact that he's the size of an actual Mecha, his voice is deep and booming.
- Expy: Of a Zeong, naturally, though the design is a far cry from the original.
- Finger Gun: Each one the size of a cannon.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: We don't know why he wants to destroy the multiverse.
- Greater-Scope Villain: He's the most dangerous enemy in the series, but doesn't really do much until the final episodes.
- I'm a Humanitarian: He needs to melt down and consume Gundanium to heal himself. The same material that all the other mechanical beings in the setting are made of.
- Manipulative Bastard: He manipulated Madnug for years. Not to mention Kibaomaru, and Deed, and Tallgeese. The list goes on.
- Mechanical Abomination: He has the raw firepower to annihilate the Multiverse, a feat that would require the ability to warp reality.
- Mind Rape: Has the power to do this to people he traps in his Soul Drive.
- Multiversal Conqueror: Subverted. That's what everyone except Gerbera thinks he is. He's really an Omnicidal Maniac with the firepower to back that up.
- One-Man Army: He is the single most powerful individual robot in the whole multiverse.
- Physical God: It takes the rough equivalent of a World of Warcraft raid party (20+ combatants) simply to hold him back once he's reached full strength.
- The Purge: His true ultimate plan is to destroy the entire multiverse. He's worse than the Anti-Monitor, who only wants to get rid of the positive matter ones.
- Spikes of Villainy: His main body seems to consist of nothing by gigantic horns and spikes, and he grows more to use as projectiles.
- The Unintelligible: Gerbera has to translate all of his dialogue.
- Wham Line: "You and the Gundam Force are too late...everything is at an end!"
The Kingdom of Lacroa
- Expy: They are all based off of Gundam Wing characters, with the setting a reference to SD Gundam Gaiden.
- Magic A Is Magic A: There is a distinct difference in the power of Mana (Which all characters here have) and Spirit (which you can only get from a pact with a supernatural creature, like the Griffin and Dragons).
- Mechanical Life Forms: All of the "robot" characters were apparently born from Spirit Eggs created by the Spirit Tree's fountain.
- Medieval European Fantasy: Carried over from the influence of SD Gundam Gaiden.
- Taken for Granite: When the series begins, Lacroa had already been destroyed the Dark Axis, it's plants and people turned to stone by Bagu Bagu. Zero's motivation is to find a cure.
- Expy: Based on..well, OZ-06MS Leo.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: They do fight hard, then get turned into dice. What else can be said?
- Mythology Gag: The fact that they are made in Tallgeese's image is a reference to the fact OZ-06MS Leos are the mass-produced version of OZ-00MS Tallgeese... in spite of the fact that the Pawn Leos look nothing like Tallgeese...
- Small Name, Big Ego: They think they're smarter and stronger than Zako Soldiers...they're not.
- Verbal Tic: Pawn!
- Weaksauce Weakness: Tripping.
Tallgeese, Knight of the Tempest
Voice Actors: Taiten Kusunoki (Japanese), Paul St. Peter (English)Tallgeese once wished to become a Knight Gundam. However he didn't meet the required standards, mostly because he technically wasn't a Gundam at all. In his anger, he joined the Dark Axis and formed an alliance with Deathscythe to obtain enough power and prove he could be a Royal Knight. He enslaved the Sacred Griffin and helped to overthrow Lacroa.
- Big "NO!": He has a really good voice for this.
- BFS: Wields one in his regular form.
- Chivalric Lance: Wields one as Griffin Tallgeese.
- Evil Is Not a Toy: Learns this a little too late.
- Expy: Tallgeese is naturally based on OZ-00MS Tallgeese.
- Fan Nickname: In-universe example. His fanclub among the Zakos call him Lord T.
- Hypocrite: During their last battle, he derides Zero as a weakling who needed the Feather Dragon's power to win. This coming from a guy who uses the Griffin's power in every fight and at the time was using a cursed sword that stole his minions' powers for his own use.
- Laughably Evil: He's actually a threat unlike what we see of those who came before him, but he still gets some hilarious moments.
- Light Is Not Good: He's mostly white with traces of gold and combines with the golden Sacred Beast Griffin but he's an ally of Dark Axis.
- Noble Demon: He could've been worse; he was admirable enough to earn a following from the Zako soldiers despite barely being affiliated with the Dark Axis and after learning Deathscythe tricked him and just used him, he turned his anger on him and sacrificed himself to free the Feather Dragon.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain: Sure, he's a Large Ham, but he's still a dangerous force to be reckoned with. Being an Unwitting Pawn doesn't make him any less threatening.
- Unwitting Pawn: What he is to Deathscythe. He figures it out in the end, though.
- Victory Is Boring: Implied; Although he was granted sovereignty of Lacroa after the invasion, this meant he was put in charge of an empty wasteland. When the Gundam Force showed up in the "Mystery of Lacroa" trilogy, he was happy to have something to do since things have been so dead.
- Unfortunate Name: Shute thinks it's funny. Tallgeese HATES funny!
- Wake-Up Call Boss: He's the first villain to easily best the Gundam Force. Even before he merges with the Griffin, he effortlessly counters Bakunetsumaru's Tenkyo-Ken.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: While wielding Epyon, he went mad and begun attacking anything, even the ship. By the time he regains himself, Epyon's devouring his body.
Deathscythe, Knight of Darkness / Deed, the Shining Knight
Voice Actors: Kentaro Ito (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English)Originally appearing to be Tallgeese's servant, he is later revealed to be the one who is responsible for the fall of Lacroa. Mysterious and creepy, he knows things about the kingdom's lore that even Zero is unaware of. Once he was called Deed. One of the noble Knight Gundams of Lacroa. It turns out that over time he'd fallen in love with Princess Rele. It was his overwhelming desire for her that lead him to betray Lacroa. He believed that stealing magical power of the Sacred Beasts would make him human.
- Expy/Composite Character: of both Deathscythe and Satan Gundam.
- Deathscythe's fusion with Steel Dragon is based on Deathscythe Hell.
- Love Makes You Evil: It was his obsession with the Princess that eventually drove him to his doom.
- Pinocchio Syndrome: The main goal of his plans.
- Playing Both Sides: How he arranged the end of the Knight Gundams and eventually Tallgeese.
- Power Makes Your Voice Deep: In his holographic-looking form, he's high-pitched, but when he reveals his true self Dave Wittenberg manages to sound incredibly deep and threatening.
- Servile Snarker / The Igor: The role he plays for Tallgeese.
- Spell My Name with an "S": His true title, "the Shining Knight", was accidentally first called "the Icy Knight" in the dub.
- Tragic Dream: He wanted to become human so he could be with Princess Rele. Alas, it was never to be.
Noa, Coa, and Doa
The three wise men/boys of Lacroa. Noa wears red jewelry, Coa blue, and Doa green.
- Action Survivor: They lasted two and half years in the post-invasion Lacroa on their own, mostly by hiding in the Dark Hole.
- Bratty Half-Pint: How they behave towards everyone during most of their first appearance, they did get better though.
- Dressing as the Enemy: They wear oversized Pawn Leo disguises to avoid detection.
- Guile Hero: In a bid to bluff Tallgeese, they offer a fake Spirit Egg to avoid being blasted into the Dark Hole. He blasted them anyway, but was utterly fooled by the ruse.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: And a Green Oni makes three!
- Taken for Granite: After giving the Gundam Force the Spirit Egg, they are petrified; they had already been stung by the Bagu Bagu before, but the Spirit Egg's power kept the effects at bay. They are restored at the end of the series.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green, actually.
Fenn / Feather Dragon
A legendary Spirit of Lacroa and Zero's very best friend. Destined to save the kingdom with the help of the Chosen One.
- Cuddle Bug: When he's small and cute that's all you'll want to do to him.
- Egg MacGuffin: Hatched from one.
- Our Dragons Are Different: Either tiny and puffy or metal and covered in feathers.
- Pokémon Speak: Fenn, in his "baby-form" could only say words like "Fnn" which is how he got his name.
- Team Pet: Before Fenn fully matured into his dragon form, he just floated around and rarely got into the action.
- Took a Level in Badass: During the third battle with Tallgeese, Fenn transforms into his true form, the Feather Dragon.
Mercurius, Knight of Thunder and Vayeate, Knight of Storms
- Blow You Away: Vayeate's power.
- Expy: Like all of the Knight Gundams in SDGF, these two are named after their Gundam Wing counterparts and of the Japanese gods Raijin and Fujin, which also inspired the mobile suits' designs but, of course, didn't have their powers.
- Noble Demon: Demons anyway, they were very loyal to Tallgeese right to the bitter end.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Mercurius is red/orange and Vayeate is blue. It works!
- Sealed Evil in a Can: They were first spotted embedded in rock in the Dark Hole of Lacroa. After being knocked down it himself, Tallgeese found and freed them.
- Shock and Awe: Mercurius' power.
- All Your Powers Combined: When he emerges, Epyon has the combined strength of Tallgeese, the Griffin, Mercurius, and Vayeate.
- The Berserker: Epyon just attacks whoever gets within sight.
- Blow You Away: Because Tallgeese used the Sword to absorb Vayete, Epyon is able to unleash tornados from one of its Wyvern heads.
- Breath Weapon: When in Wyvern form, it can breath both tornados and lightning from its heads.
- Cool Sword: Is one and wields one.
- Expy: Its Berserker Epyon form is based on Gundam Epyon and the sword is based on the Heat Rod.
- Multiple Head Case: In Wyvern form.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Well, it was. But Deathscythe pulled it out to give to Tallgeese.
- Weredragon: It can turn into a two-headed dragon called a Wyvern.
- Shock and Awe: Because Tallgeese absorbed Mercurius, Epyon can breath lightning from one of its Wyvern heads.
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: The more you use it, the more unhinged you become.
The Royal Knights of Lacroa
- Automatic Crossbows: Battle wielded one.
- Cool Sword: Rock has one.
- Expy: Like Zero, they are based off of the four other main gundams from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
Fake Rele / Princess Rose
As part of his plot to steal the White Bagu Bagu and destroy the Gundam Force, Deathscythe created a duplicate of Princess Rele to infiltrate the team. However, she developed feelings for Shute and at the last minute betrayed Deathscythe. The Knight of Darkness undid the spell and she took her original form- a Princess Rose.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The Fake Rele wears darker colors, while the real one wears lighter.
- Foil To the real Rele. The Rose version is far more demure compared to the headstrong human. However, they both possess great kindness and feelings for Shute.
- HeelFace Door-Slam: When she turns on Deathscythe, he turns her back into a rose.
- Killed Off for Real: Sort of. Her human identity is destroyed, but Shute saves the Rose she started out as and later has Princess Rele plant her in the royal garden.
- Token Good Teammate: Of the villains in Lacroa, she's the only one who shows any kindness and sympathy from beginning to end.
The Country of Ark
- Expy: All characters are taken from Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and the setting is one to the SD Sengokuden series.
- Jidaigeki: Carried over from the influence of Musha Gundam.
- Mechanical Life Forms: Musha Gundams are born, not made. Also, unlike Neotopia and Lacroa, Ark has no human inhabitants.
- The Quisling: Those in the Kibao clan, who sided with the Dark Axis.
- Reincarnation: According to Bakunetsumaru:"When a Musha Gundam's strength is gone, his GunSoul remains, awaiting reincarnation."
- Samurai: Practically every character from Ark is a warrior. Justified, as there is a civil war going on.
Voice Actors: Katsuyuki Konishi (Japanese)Originally know as Kujakumaru. Ashuramaru once got into a fight with Bakunetsumaru. When Baku had defeated him he was supposed to kill him but couldn't bring himself to do so. This sent Kujakumaru over the edge and would be the reason for him to betray Ark by joining Kibaomaru.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: "What is this, pity?! I do not want it!"
- Expy: Ashuramaru was based on Ashura Gundam
- Knight of Cerebus: While not the first villain to pose a threat, he is the first one that has no comedic traits.
- Meaningful Name: An "Ashura" is a multi-armed demon.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: The main difference from his former life as Kujakumaru.
- That Man Is Dead: When he first meets Bakunetsumaru in Neotopia, he makes it quite clear that the name Kujakumaru no longer has any meaning for him. However, that doesn't stop Bakunetsumaru from referring to him as such when they reconcile.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: "What I did...I did for Ark..."
- Artificial Limbs: His armor has an artificial tail anyway. Which he puts to good use later in the show.
- Because You Were Nice to Me / Tastes Like Friendship: "I've come to pay you back for the rice balls you gave me."
- Ditto Fighter: The legendary Cobra Black Armor gives him this power. It can't duplicate a Soul Drive, though...
- Driven to Suicide: After losing his last battle with Captain. The US dub tries to hide this.
- Expy: He was based on Cobra Gundam.
- False Flag Operation: Cobramaru typically works by creating a fake threat to distract his foes, so he can move in to complete his objective. In "The Tears of Cobramaru" he goes Leeroy Jenkins on the Gundam Force, which is noted to be an unusual move for him.
- Invisibility: He can make himself transparent.
- One-Man Army: When wearing the Black Armor, he can plow through Buritenmaru's army with ease.
- The Red Baron: He's called "The Castle Conqueror" due to his record of bringing down nine castles in a row.
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: He's a snake-themed ninja who works for the villains.
- Significant Wardrobe Shift: After episode 29, he loses his cobra hood.
- You Have Failed Me: Kibaomaru tells him this almost word for word.
Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue
Voice Actors: Jurota Kosugi (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English)A mysterious Musha Gundam with strange spacial abilities, the Dai-Shogun first appears in Neotopia in order to insure that Bakunetsumaru and Ashuramaru are allowed to duel without interference. His identity is a mystery to everyone, as according to Cobramaru Ark currently has no Dai-Shogun. Yet. It's hinted near the end that the Dai-Shogun is Genkimaru, all grown up.
- Big Eater: Apparently polished off a giant cake by himself.
- Blow You Away: He can use his fan to create gusts of wind strong enough to push the Gundamusai through a smaller portal.
- Cool Ship: His personal vessel, the Ship of the Golden Crest.
- Expy: Considering who his father is, he could be another one to Zeus Gundam as he has a similar winged helmet (unlike Kibaomaru's lightning-adorned one) and with the Ship of the Golden Crest standing in for the Hercules Chariot.
- Katanas Are Just Better: His Dai-Hoto Sword.
- Reality Warper: His first appearance has him deflecting Zapper's missiles by literally turing the world upside-down.
- Someday This Will Come in Handy: He leaves Bakunetsumaru a toothpick with these instructions. It helps reprogram the Bagu Bagu
- Time Travel: According to the Zako Zako Hour, he's a time traveler. Which would make sense as he is Adult Genkimaru that has traveled to the past to aid the main heroes.
Voice Actors: Jamieson Price (English)Warlord of the land of Ark. He joined the Dark Axis in the hope that they would help in his conquest. However he is still an honorable Musha Gundam who follows the Musha code the way he knows how. In the end, it's discovered that he and Genkimaru are family. He and Genki eventually reconcile their differences.
- BFS: The Zambao Sword Kibaomaru keeps with his chariot, Oshogo. Its length is twice his height, and he can wield it effortlessly.
- Card-Carrying Villain: During his Incoming Ham introduction, he proudly states that he's an evil warlord.
- The Chess Master: Shogi master.
- Expy: One of the few robots, let alone musha or knight gundams to not be named similarly to his counterpart, Zeus Gundam.
- Not What I Signed on For: When he learns Gerbera's and the General's true intentions, he realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
- The Quisling: Rather than fight the Dark Axis, Kibaomaru chose to join them to make his ambition a reality. Naturally, this has made him a pariah with everyone outside of his clan.
Genkimaru / Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue
Voice Actors: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English)A bratty kid Musha Gundam with the power to make holes in space and a serious grudge against Kibaomaru. He's Kibaomaru's SON, but manages to reconcile with him at the end of the series. He ends up becoming the Dai-Shogun of Perfect Virtue and goes back in time to aid... very subtly... the Gundam Force.
- Expy: His predominantly gray color, the shape of his head, and his ninjutsu-like ability to teleport suggests that he may be one to Gundam Spiegel. When he piloted the Devil Gundam-like Daishinsho, it's a nod to Schwarz Bruder's identity as a clone of Kyoji Kasshu.
- Future Badass
- Gasshole: The only character on the show to pass wind. Several times.
- Incoming Ham: His intro is notable due to the subtle foreshadowing when one of the spheres is the wrong color a couple of times. It turns out this is due to him being a member of the Kibao Clan
- Messianic Archetype: Shows signs of this towards the end.
- Orphan's Plot Trinket: His knife with the Kibao emblem on it once belonged to his mother. And it's needed for The Reveal.
- You Killed My Father: "He betrayed my mother... He betrayed me!"
- Expy: They are based on Busshis, one of Neo Japan's cannon fodder defense units, which oddly were primarily meant for space defense, yet in spite of this Zako Busshi cannot fly.
- Nice Hat: Ultimately, the main difference from their Dark Axis 'cousins'.
- Show Within a Show: The Zako Busshi Hour!
- Verbal Tic: Busshi, busshi, Zako Busshi!
- Expy: Based on Neo Japan's terrestrial defence force mobile suits of the same name
- Verbal Tic: In the US dub only, they also go 'Busshi'
- Arm Cannon: Kijumaru has these in his claws.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Each of their weapons correspond to one of Tenchijou's towers, even though the castle originally belonged to Britainmaru.
- BFS: Mokinmaru's weapon.
- Drop the Hammer: Bakuhamaru's weapon of choice.
- Expy: They are based on the Four Heavenly Kings in G Gundam.
- Ornamental Weapon: They have katanas at their sides, which they never use until episode 49.
- Spikes of Doom: Haganemaru's weapon are two halves of a giant spike ball he hides himself in as he charges.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: Just two of them easily send Bakunetsumaru and Zero packing in their first appearance.
- BFG: Tanega Rifle Tancho Crane! It's so big that he can only no longer hold it himself, he needs Ginkaku and Kinkaku to aim it while he pulls the trigger.
- Expy: He's based on John Bull Gundam, which is Neo England's Gundam fighter, hence the "Britain" in his name(phonetically in the case of his Japanese name).
- Eyes Always Shut: Seems to have a perpetual squint. He only opens them when he's shocked by Gunpanzer, or just when he's about to fire his Tanega Rifle.
- I Was Quite the Looker: Flashbacks show that he was incredibly strong and well-built. Now, however...
- Miniature Senior Citizens: ...Time has shrunken him to the size of Genkimaru.
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is his name Britainmaru (The common, romanized spelling for western fans) or Buritenmaru (The phonetic spelling, used by the official Eng dub and Japanese)? According to the official series encyclopedia released only in Japan, the official english spelling is Buritenmaru.
Ginkaku & KinkakuLord Britainmaru's right hand men are always by his side. Their jobs are, to protect their lord, carry the Tanega Rifle, and translate what he's saying.
- Battle Butler: Both, though they guard more often than they fight.
- Expy: Perhaps not in appearance but they support Buritenmaru like the Casshings to the John Bull Gundam.
- Meaningful Name: "Gin" means silver and "Kin" means gold. Ginkaku wears light blue armor, while Kinkaku wears yellow armor.
- Named After Somebody Famous: They're named after the Silver and Golden Horned Kings.
- Number Two: Two of them.
- Those Two Guys: They are typically always together.
Cobra Ninja Force
- Agony Beam: Cobra Ninja Formation... Thunder!
- Expy: Their desgins are also based on the Cobra Gundam, but they have no real counterparts.
- Four Is Death: The members of the Force are Cobramaru Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green.
- BFS: The Dairyogoku Sword, about four times his height.
- Expy/Composite Character: Somewhat resembles Devil Gundam's MF mode, but is based on the hyper modes of Shining Gundam and Kowloon Gundam.
- Laser Blade: He can create one if he loses his own sword.