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A list of characters of the light novel and OVA series Gundam Unicorn.
Voice Actors: Kouki Uchiyama (Japanese), Steve Staley (English)
"I don't have that resolve. No, all I know is I need her to need me."
A sixteen-year-old student attending Anaheim Electronics Industrial College alongside his friends, Banagher seems to have a happy enough life despite essentially living on the school's suffrage thanks to having no contact with his father and his mother dying when he was young. His life drastically changes when he encounters Audrey, a young woman who seeks to prevent a war. His instant devotion to her results in him Falling Into the Cockpit of the Unicorn Gundam, becoming embroiled in a resurgent conflict between the Earth Federation Forces and The Remnant of Char's Neo-Zeon movement, now known as the Sleeves.
- A Boy And His Gundam
- Cain and Abel: Abel to Alberto's Cain.
- Action Survivor: For a regular kid, he can protect himself from the Sleeves quite well. It probably has something to do with his training.
- Always Save the Girl
- Because You Were Nice to Me: His desire to be needed by Audrey is because she made him feel like he belonged.
- Birds of a Feather: One of the reasons Banagher latches onto Audrey so fast is because they both were "always on the move" as children. He later starts to develop some of this with Marida as well, after discovering that they're both Newtypes.
- Blood on These Hands: He does not take the news that he killed a Zeon pilot with a stray shot in one of his first battles well.
- Bodyguard Crush
- The Chosen One
- Conflicting Loyalty: Most of the series consists of him trying to figure out which side, if any, he wants to be on.
- Dogged Nice Guy: Seems to be a bit of one towards Audrey.
- The Dulcinea Effect: As Audrey, Marida, and Loni can attest, Newtype powers + teenage hormones = enough tilting at windmills to warrant a tip of the hat from Quixote himself.
- Expy: A rather obvious one of Amuro Ray; his Gundam looks similar to Nu Gundam without the funnels and it has a backpack similar to the original Gundam and his father created Gundam Unicorn, as well as his Falling Into the Cockpit and being an Ordinary High School Student. Of course, the same could be said of most UC TV series protagonists.
- Extreme Doormat: Has very little care for his own well-being, instead devoting himself to helping out a girl he's only just met in any way he can. His old training casts a rather more disturbing light on this.
- Eyes of Gold
- Fan Nickname: his bizarre first name and gold eyes have led to the fandom referring to him as Banana. Led to the /m/ meme of "oh that crazy banana!"
- Fish Out of Water/Naive Newcomer
- Give Him a Normal Life: Banagher's mother left her husband and took Banagher with her because she didn't want Banagher to be caught up in the Vist Foundation's shady dealings. Can't really blame her.
- The Hero
- Heroes Want Redheads: In classic Gundam tradition, with the redheads this time around being Audrey and Marida.
- Heroic BSOD: He suffers through this quite a bit after Audrey tells him she doesn't need him.
- He goes through this again after learning he inadvertently killed Mr. Gilboa.
- Heroic Vow/Honor Before Reason: Banagher gave his word to Audrey that he would protect her, and he's sticking to it, no matter what fights he gets plunged into and whether Audrey would like this or not.
- Identical Grandson: The young Syam Vist seen in the prologue looks exactly like him.
- I Will Protect Her: Possibly nearing Type 6, indicating from Banagher's conversation with Cardeas Vist.
Cardeas: You've come this far, but are you confident that your conviction will not waver? The weight of the burden she has to bear is immense. You'll need the resolve to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders if you go with her. Do you have it?
- Jumped At the Call: Which only hurt him even more when he got Refused by the Call by his Protectorate.
- Kid Hero
- Light Is Good: pilots a full white Gundam called The Unicorn whose name is based on a beast of light and possibilities. Notably, he fits this whilst his suit does not.
- The Messiah
- Necromancer: As usual for a heroic Newtype, he can communicate with and draw power from the spirits of the dead. Whilst recreating a small-scale version of the Axis Shock in Episode 5, he even gets a bit of help from Amuro Ray himself.
- Oblivious to Love: Micott really likes Banagher, but he seems more interested in Audrey.
- Ordinary High School Student: Subverted.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: in Episode 3
- Parental Abandonment: His mother dies prior to the story, and he is estranged from his father who dies in the first episode.
- Power Incontinence: For folks like Amuro and Kamille, who gained their powers late in life, Newtype connections are rare, precious, and above all voluntary things. Banagher collects them like headlice.
- Psychic Powers: He was a very early-onset Newtype, which ended up shaping a great deal of his personality.
- The Quiet One: In comparison to his friends. But as seen from his interaction with Audrey, Banagher's actually pretty friendly.
- Reckless Pacifist: Though given that his only weapon is an immensely powerful Humongous Mecha with a Super-Powered Evil Side, it's not really his fault.
- Refused by the Call: In episode one:
Banagher: I don't care who you are! Just say that you need me, and I'll... Just tell me...
- Say My Name: "Audrey!"
- Thou Shalt Not Kill: Goes out of his way to avoid killing enemy pilots. Doesn't always succeed.
- Troubled but Cute
- Tyke Bomb: He started manifesting Newtype powers when he was very young, and was consequently being groomed as the Unicorn's pilot until his mother pulled him out of the Vist Foundation's clutches.
- Unicorn: His Gundam.
- Unstoppable Rage: After Daguza's death in Episode 3. He ends up getting Gilboa killed in the process.
- Wetware CPU: The Unicorn's Gundam form turns him into one whenever it activates. He's locked into his pilot seat, unable to move while the MS's combat AI takes over and hijacks his brain's Psychic Powers for itself.
- What the Hell, Hero?:
- Banagher delivers this several times, towards Cardeas Vist when Industrial 7 is attacked, towards Audrey when she attempts to get Banagher to escape with her from the Nahael Argama and when she persuades Daguza to shoot her when her identity as Mineva Lao Zabi is revealed, to Daguza (see below) for involving Audrey in the conflict, and finally to Full Frontal.
Banagher: Well, if we're just children, then why is she your hostage? Is this how adults are supposed to behave? Does being older make this right?!
- In fact, Marida speculates that this is precisely why he is the most worthy pilot of the Unicorn--the best person to shape the destiny of the Universal Century is one capable of finding their own answers beyond the ideologies and propaganda of the two warring factions.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist
- Wish Fulfillment: Banagher really, really wants to be needed by the girl he met five minutes ago.
Banagher: I don't care who you are! Just say that you need me, and I'll... Just tell me...
Audrey Burne / Mineva Lao Zabi
Voice Actors: Ayumi Fujimura (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
"I don't have much time! Help me! There's someone I must speak with, but if I don't get there in time, I'm afraid something terrible will happen! We must act immediately! So, please!"
A mysterious young woman involved with the Sleeves, who encounters Banagher while trying to prevent them from starting a war. Accepting his help, the two dodge the Sleeves while trying to contact the mysterious Vist Foundation. Eventually revealed to be Minerva Lao Zabi, the last survivor of the Zeon "royal family." Despite this, her goal is no more or less than preventing a war from breaking out, by whatever means necessary.
- Adaptation Dye Job: In Zeta Gundam, Mineva (Audrey) had a more reddish hair than her current hair color in Gundam Unicorn, which looks more blond or orange-like/brownish blond.
- Badass Princess
- Betty and Veronica: Veronica to Micott's Betty.
- Birds of a Feather: With Banagher (for their rootless childhoods) and Riddhe (for their political backgrounds).
- Bob Haircut
- Defrosting Ice Queen: It's a very, very slow defrosting, mind you.
- Everything's Better with Princesses
- Fallen Princess
- Give Her a Normal Life: In one of Haman Karn's rare Pet the Dog moments, she was sent to Earth as an ordinary schoolgirl at the end of the Gryps Conflict, whilst a series of Body Doubles covered for her on Axis. The deception was revealed at the end of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, but nobody was quite sure what had happened to the real Mineva... until now.
- Green Eyes
- Guile Heroine: Audrey easily relies on her wit and persuasion as a means to fulfill her goals. Banagher calls her out on it in the second episode twice, first when she attempts to get him to escape with her from the Nahael Argama, and then when she is persuading Daguza to shoot her when her identity as Mineva Lao Zabi is revealed.
- King Incognito
- Kuudere: Constantly zigzags between opening up to Banagher and giving him the cold shoulder.
- Last of Her Kind
- Line-of-Sight Name: She first introduces herself to Our Hero near a movie theater showing a classic (by this point, in fact, it would be close to two centuries old at the least!) film starring Audrey Hepburn.
- Little Miss Snarker: Has shades of this.
- Meet Cute
- Mysterious Past
- Mysterious Waif
- Named After Somebody Famous / Shout-Out: Just look at the name. Lampshaded when Riddhe initially mistakes Audrey for an actress, but he was probably just being friendly.
- Nerves of Steel: Another thing she inherited from Haman. Not even getting a gun pointed at her head or having to jump out of a plane without a parachute will cause her to bat an eyelid.
- Plucky Girl
- The President's Daughter: Audrey is important to both the Earth Federation and Zeon for her status as Mineva Lao Zabi, and she, herself, is well-aware of that fact. It is even played straight when our hero Banagher literally tells Audrey he doesn't want to know what she should do but what she wants.
- Protectorate: To Banagher.
- Psychic Powers: A fairly powerful Newtype. Given how Newtype powers work, it's implied to be one of the reasons why Banagher is so keen on helping her.
- Rags to Royalty: Snow White Style -- Audrey is a princess who is forced to go into hiding, is aware of her royal ancestry, and (had) attempted to hide her royalty and pretend to be a commoner. Subverted only because she hasn't officially reclaimed her royal title as of yet. And given the context of what doing so would mean (reclaiming the Zabi name would not be a good thing), it's rather doubtful that she ever would.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- She's All Grown Up: We knew her quite a while ago... as Mineva Lao Zabi.
- Tomboy Princess
- The Woman Wearing the Queenly Mask: Implied by Banagher as it becomes evident that Audrey is willing to give up her life to prevent another war and has no care for her own desires or welfare.
Voice Actors: Hiro Shimono (Japanese), Robby Sharpe (English)
"Hey, look up there! It's a Zaku! Damn it, Bancroft! Why didn't you tell us there was something so cool here?"
Banagher's friend and roommate at Anaheim Electronics Industrial College. He is a big fan of mobile suits.
- Foil: To Banagher.
- Genre Savvy: With Mobile Suits.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Despite being an Otaku Takuya gets a number of key facts wrong: he wrongly identifies the RX-78-2 Gundam as the Federation's first mobile suit and later calls the Delta-Plus the Hyaku-Shiki. Granted it's presented as more tongue-in-cheek, but these mistakes may belie a bit of propaganda on the part of his sources
- Green Eyes
- Otaku: A huge Mobile Suit fanboy. Based on his knowledge in the first two episodes, he could probably give most Gundam fans a run for their money.
- Promoted Fanboy: While on board the EFSF ship Nahel Argama.
Voice Actors: Haruka Tomatsu (Japanese), Rachael Lillis (English)
"Don't go! You can't leave me here! Please don't leave me! Banagher!"
Another friend of Banagher's, Micott has a not-so-secret crush on him. In the light novels, Micott attends a school adjacent of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, while in the OVAs she attends Anaheim instead.
- Betty and Veronica: Betty to Audrey's Veronica.
- Brown Eyes
- Clingy Jealous Girl:
- Very much towards Banagher. At one point, she even (albeit accidentally) spied on Banagher at one point and did not like seeing him hang out with Audrey. Though towards the end of the first episode, her "clingy-ness" was more Justified because she was suffering through a nervous breakdown.
- In the novels, it is Micott who tips off Daguza that Audrey may be involved with the Sleeves, which leads him to investigate her background and discover Audrey's true identity.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Dogged Nice Girl: Towards Banagher.
- Eighties Hair: It has become a meme in some circles.
- Freak-Out: Suffers through a nervous breakdown after witnessing all her friends get killed.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Towards Banagher's closeness with Audrey.
- Hopeless Suitor: For Banagher.
- Princess Curls
- Tall, Dark and Bishoujo
Voice Actors: Ryo Hirohashi (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)
A spherical green robotic toy that belongs to Banagher.
- Legacy Character: Of a particularly meta sort; every UC TV series has had a Haro, but it's never the same Haro.
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Robot Buddy
- Series Mascot: Haro is iconic of Gundam as a whole, and UC Gundam in particular.
Voice Actors: Takayuki Sugo (Japanese), Steve Mann (English)
"Death should be treated with dignity. We're supposed to respect one another's lives, but once we grow out of childhood, though we know better, we still cause meaningless bloodshed."
The Chairman of Anaheim Electronics Industrial College, and the head of the Vist Foundation. He is the man who spearheaded the development of the Unicorn Gundam, as well as being Banagher's father. Dies in the first episode, after being shot by Alberto.
- Badass Grandpa: Though, he's not actually a grandfather.
- Cain and Abel: Abel to Martha's Cain.
- Eyes of Gold
- Luke, I Am Your Father: To Banagher.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Voice Actors: Ichiro Nagai (Japanese), Troy Baker (English)
"Those who can correct the flaws of the Universal Century are beginning to emerge."
The grandfather of Cardeas and great-grandfather of Banagher. First seen briefly in the beginning of the first episode. He is seen as the person who discovered Laplace's Box at the beginning of the Universal Century.
- The Atoner: His wish to have Laplace's Box passed on seems to stem from guilt over causing the whole mess that is the current Universal Century when he blew up the laplace station back in U.C.0001, and is trying to set things right.
- Eyes of Gold
- Grandpa God: He looks the Part being a Bearded Old Man in White Robes.
- Light Is Good
Voice Actors: Daisuke Namikawa (Japanese), Yuri Lowenthal (English)
"You are still a member of Zeon. Even if there have been background dealings, you're an enemy here. Your people killed Commander Norm and the others, and that is something I won't be able to forgive."
An MS pilot for the EFSF who rescues Audrey, Takuya, and Micott from the attack on Industrial 7. He wears a pendant around his wrist and considers it his "good luck charm." Riddhe joined the Federation to get away from his family's political life.
- Animal Motif: Following Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn's central theme of the The Lady and the Unicorn, Riddhe's role is that of the "Lion" (Riddhe acquired the Unicorn Gundam "Banshee" unit, which was designed with a "Lion" motif), with Mineva being the "Lady" and the "Unicorn" being Banagher.
- Birds of a Feather: With Audrey when they both discuss their mutual political families and the responsibilities that stemmed from it.
- Blue Eyes
- Dark Is Evil: After some hefty Sanity Slippage, decides to pilot the monstrous black Unicorn Banshee for the Vist Foundation.
- The Fatalist: Doesn't believe the problems with the Earth Federation can be fixed, so he just wants to keep things as they are rather than let them get any worse.
- Hair of Gold/Blond Guys Are Evil
- Heir to the Dojo: Of the political kind, given how influential the Marcenas family is, which leads to...
- Irony: He hates Gundams as agents of uncontrolled and often destructive change, but eventually decides to pilot one himself because of its inarguable power.
- I Just Want to Be Normal: Inverted. He joined the E.F.S.F. to escape the constraints of his political family.
- The Lancer
- Memento MacGuffin: His "good luck charm." It may have something to do with his family because Audrey seemed to recognize it.
- It's All Junk: Discarded at the end of episode 5.
- Psychic Powers
- Sanity Slippage: Courtesy of his jealousy towards Banagher, his rejection by Audrey, and the stress caused by being The Fatalist whilst stuck with the regular Newtype Dulcinea Effect.
- The Rival: To Banagher.
"That's the last time you'll speak to me like that!"
Voice Actors: Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Michael Sorich (English)
The captain of the Nahel Argama, he has a short temper and tends toward indecision. Implied to be a rather inexperienced in an actual shipborne command, having been assigned there from an administrative post. Is often offered "suggestions" by his executive officer, Liam Borrinea.
- Badass Moustache
- The Captain: Of the Nahel Argama.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Modern Major-General: Subverted late in Episode 3 - his XO looks dumbfounded.
- Captain Mitas might be a desk pilot, but he's not stupid.
Voice Actors: Hiroki Tochi (Japanese), Richard Epcar (English)
"Even a cog in a machine has its pride. Now, you go and play your own part, it's the one place where you can decide for yourself who you are, don't ever lose it."
A Commander in the ECOAS 920 special operations group. Is highly experienced in fighting against Zeon and does not hesitate to use underhanded tactics in order to accomplish his mission, which at this point in time is preventing the opening of Laplaces Box.
- Badass Normal: He fights mobile suits generally without one of his own.
- Colonel Badass: He's a Commander but he still counts, especially after getting the drop on the Kshatriya with his Loto and then getting out of the cockpit to fire a hand-held bazooka at it.
- Combat Pragmatist
- Fan Nickname: Commander McAwesome
- Genre Savvy: Showing hints of it, first by taking on the Khsatriya with a handheld bazooka before jumping away from his mobile suit, and then calling Banagher out on his Gundamjack.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Necessary Evil: His perspectives and methods, as morally reprehensible they may be, are considered necessary in his line of work. Otto Mitas doesn't even like him or ECOAS in general, but tells Banagher that he shouldn't be so hard on the man.
Voice Actors: Kenta Miyake (Japanese), Marc Thompson (English)
Second in command of the ECOAS 920 special forces team; Daguza's right-hand man.
- Number Two: To Daguza Mackle
Voice Actors: Megumi Toyoguchi (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English)
The communications officer on the Nahael Argama, she seems to have a thing for Riddhe, but he's pretty oblivious about it.
- Brainy Brunette
- Bridge Bunny
- Brown Eyes
- Curtains Match the Window
- Genki Girl: According to her official profile, Mihiro has a "cheerful personality."
- Nice Girl: She was the one who remembered that there were teenage refugees on the ship and brought them normal suits when combat broke out.
Voice Actors: Misa Watanabe (Japanese), Cindy Robinson (English)
A rather experienced middle aged woman and the Nahael Argama's executive officer, frequently offers "suggestions" to acting captain Otto Mitas, often with some well hidden snark attached.
- Hypercompetent Sidekick: You gotta be, when this is your CO's first ever command.
- Number Two: The Nahael Argama's executive officer.
- Servile Snarker: Sort of, given her job.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Well, purple.
A veteran doctor who served aboard the original Argama during the Gryps War, and he has been with the Nahael Argama since the First Neo-Zeon War.
Riddhe's father, and a member of the Earth Federation's Central Assembly. He serves as chairman of the Settlement Issues Council, which is jokingly referred to as the shadow cabinet.
Voice Actors: Kinryu Arimoto (Japanese), Robert Gorman (English)
The first prime minister of the Earth Federation government, who was killed in the act of terrorism known as the Laplace Incident. He is an ancestor of Riddhe Marcenas.
Voice Actors: Ken Narita (Japanese), Christopher Corey Smith (English)
The commander of the Earth Federation Forces' Londo Bell auxiliary unit. He holds the rank of Captain. Ever since the One Year War, he has been known throughout the world as a commander of Newtype corps, but the Federation Forces leadership regards his career history as dangerous, and he has been removed from the military mainstream. As the captain of the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum, he becomes involved in the events surrounding Laplace's Box.
- Four-Star Badass: Functionally - he's the commander of Londo Bell, the Federation's elite Zeon-hunters.
- Genre Savvy: After commanding three generations of Gundam pilots, to say he's wise in their ways would be an understatement.
- The Other Darrin: Gundam Unicorn marks the first time someone other than the late Hirotaka Suzuoki has voiced him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: As ever.
The second in command of the Londo Bell flagship Ra Cailum. He holds the rank of Commander. Since the second Neo Zeon War, he has continued to calmly support Bright as his right-hand man
A pilot stationed at Torrington Base, he uses the RX-160S Byarlant Custom.
- Ace Pilot
- All There in the Manual: His name.
- Big Damn Heroes: Turns the tide of the fight at Torrington before the Tri-Stars even got there.
- One-Man Army
The original Gundam pilot. Hero of the One Year War and Second Neo Zeon Conflict. Sacrificed his own life to save the Earth from the Asteroid Axis three years before the story begins, but that doesn't stop him from coming back to lend Banagher a helping hand at a critical moment.
- Posthumous Character: Not that it stops him from saving the day one last time.
- Talking to the Dead: Bright does this with a picture of him in his office. Apparently he was listening.
Neo Zeon Remnant / "The Sleeves"
Voice Actors: Shuichi Ikeda (Japanese), Keith Silverstein (English)
"You mustn't let mistakes weigh you down. Acknowledge them and take what you've learned to move on. That is the privilege of being a man."
The mysterious leader of the Neo Zeon remnant forces who is described as the "second coming of Char". Like Char Aznable, he is a blonde man whose face is hidden behind a mask, wears a red uniform and pilots a red mobile suit. Similar to Char, he holds the Neo Zeon remnants together with his high charisma. Whether the name is an alias is unspecified.
- Affably Evil: Sure, he's the Big Bad, but that in no way makes him any less polite, friendly, or courteous.
- Alliterative Name
- Bad Boss: Quite happy to sacrifice Marida in order to better assess the Unicorn's combat capabilities.
- Big Bad
- Bishonen/Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Bling of War
- Blond Guys Are Evil: It's possible that his hair is dyed to look like Char so his blond hair may or may not be natural.
- Blue Eyes
- Cool Mask: He is a CHAR.
- Cultured Badass: While holding Banagher captive, he offers him tea, has no qualms with answering Banagher's questions, and treats him with the utmost of courtesy. Whether or not you think that he truly is Char, you can't deny the fact that he is classy as hell.
- Dangerously Genre Savvy
- Expy/Char Clone: In-universe example: he uses a similar style of mobile suit, outfit, and tactics of Char Aznable. In reality, he's a genetically altered close-copy of Char, a Cyber NewType with the near exact distinctions of Char. Frontal's memories were implanted from the psycoframe of one of the mobile suits previously piloted by Char.
- Fan Nickname: "Zenra" (Naked) among some Japanese fans, on account of his name; the Nicopedia entry for "naked" (link omitted as NSFW) begins with "Did you mean: Full Frontal?". See also Meaningful Name below.
- Lightning Bruiser:
- His Sinanju is a scaled down version of Char's Sazabi with most of its thick armor and fancy gimmicks cut out for better mobility and endurance. It may not seem like much with the Attack Drone set and Wave Motion Gun gone, reducing it to a fairly basic set of armaments, but the truth is that something that moves like that doesn't really need them.
- This makes it one of the most enjoyable MS to play as in Dynasty Warriors: Gundam. Nothing says fun like running circles around the enemy and laying a supersonic smackdown.
- Meaningful Name:
- It's supposed to be a reference to "full frontal assault" rather than "full frontal nudity." It probably sounds better to the Japanese ear.
- On the other hand, it may be meant to tie in with Char's alias in Zeta Gundam.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His mask has red eyes and his sinanju also shows a red eye when its face is half destroyed
- Slasher Smile: Cracks a small one before firing on the General Revil.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Claims to be this although his underhanded tatics and willingness to sacrifices his troops rises suspicions on that.
Voice Actors: Tetsuya Kakihara (Japanese), Michael Sinterniklaas (English)
"If it's never right to take another life, then you're as guilty as anyone for using the Gundam! You killed one of our best men out there! What do you have to say for that?!"
A young member of the Sleeves who serves as the devoted commander of Full Frontal's royal guard. He holds the rank of Lieutenant. Angelo's Geara Zulu is a customized machine with a purple color scheme.
- Abusive Parents: His step-father.
- Ace Custom: His Geara Zulu is bright purple, heavily decorated, and is based on MSV's Heavy Weapon Type Geara Doga instead of the standard model. And in the novel, he later upgrades to the deadly Rozen Zulu.
- Badass Normal: He's a very dangerous pilot, despite not being a newtype, cyber or otherwise.
- Berserk Button: If anyone shows Full Frontal even the slightest bit of disrespect Angelo feels the need to beat that respect into the offender.
- Bodyguard Crush: According to his bio, he is head of the of the frontal bodyguard team and adores Full Frontal.
- Dark and Troubled Past/Rape as Backstory:in his childhood he was molested by his step father
- Mindraped To Suicide
- Expy: He seems to be an Expy of Mashmyre Cello he has Bodyguard Crush with The Big Bad as well as piloting a Mobile Suit similar to The Hamma Hamma but Purple instead of Green.
- The Dragon
- Evil Albino
- Purple Eyes
- Purple Is Powerful: He pilots purple his Rozen Zulu is even more powerful it took down lots of federation suits
- White-Haired Pretty Boy
Voice Actors: Hideaki Tezuka (Japanese), Michael Alston Baley (English)
A Sleeves member who serves as the captain of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres, and commands its combat forces.
- A Father to His Men: Particularly and especially Marida, who he was willing to launch a near-suicidal assault on the Nahael Argama whilst it was in Earth orbit for after she was captured by the EFSF.
- Anti-Villain: As much as he might protest otherwise, he does have a functional soul. It's the reason he eventually approved sending out Banagher against the Shamblo, the Sleeves' own superweapon, after it went berserk and started massacring civilians.
- Badass Beard
- Badass Normal: No Newtype powers, and can't pilot a mobile suit worth a damn. Still gets the job done.
- The Captain: Of the Garencieres.
- He Who Fights Monsters: The atrocities he's seen during the long Federation-versus-Zeon war have done some bad, bad things to him.
- Parental Substitute: To Marida and Banagher.
- Papa Wolf: Seriously, do not fuck with his crew. That goes double for Marida and Mineva.
- Pet the Dog: Several instances, mostly involving Marida.
- Stout Strength: He's a lot more dangerous in a fight than his bulk might suggest.
- Large and In Charge
Marida Cruz/Ple Tweleve
Voice Actors: Yuko Kaida (Japanese), Tara Platt (English)
"Nothing can live without light. But the people abandoned in space eventually found a new light to replace God. And the new light they found to guide them is Zeon."
A Newtype woman who pilots the monstrous Kshatriya for the Sleeves with the rank Lieutenant Junior Grade. Rather stoic in most situations, she really doesn't like Gundams, which sees her repeatedly pitting herself against the Unicorn. In reality, she is actually Ple Twelve, one of Glemmy Toto's cyber newtype clones from the First Neo-Zeon War.
- Artificial Human
- Blue Eyes
- Berserk Button: Gundams, and things that look like Gundams. It was almost certainly programmed in by Glemmy.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: After her capture in Episode 3, Martha restores her original programming, requiring Banagher and Zinnerman to fix her again.
- Broken Bird: As one of the Ple Two clones, after the war she became a child prostitute.
- Dark and Troubled Past: AND HOW!
- Dark Is Evil: As an Anti-Villain and occasional ally, she wears a pink/purple flight suit and pilots the green Kshatriya. As a brainwashed puppet of the Vist Foundation, she wears a black pilot suit and pilots the black Unicorn Banshee. Do the maths.
- Evil Redheads: For a given value of 'evil'.
- Freak-Out: When she sees her old MP Qubeley in episode 4.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars
- Irony: Her Ple programming and traumatic experiences in the First Neo Zeon War led her to try to attack anything looking like a Gundam on sight... which became a bit awkward when the Vist Foundation had her pilot one. Needless to say, realising this was a big factor in breaking her brainwashing.
- Lightning Bruiser: Her suit the Khsatriya is very fast, tough and hard hitting, but pales in comparison to the Banshee.
- Morality Pet: To Zimmerman, whose concern for her wellbeing is one of the clearest things separating him from, say, Full Frontal.
- Number of the Beast: Her mobile suit, the Kshatriya, has a designation number of NZ-666. Being a Tyke Bomb and Creepy Child in her early days as Ple Twelve might contribute to it, but she's not at all here For the Evulz.
- Oh Crap:
- Marida has such a moment when she sees the titular Gundam. Considering her background (and that of Gundams in general), this is wholly justified.
- She had the same reaction even earlier after she accidentally hit a ReZEL's reactor; also wholly justified in that the resulting explosion was powerful enough to punch a hole in the colony wall.
- She has an even bigger one when she suddenly realizes she's no longer in control of the Kshatriya's own funnels.
- Out-of-Clothes Experience: Gets One in Episode 3.
- Punch Clock Villain: Sees herself as nothing more than a tool to be employed by whoever her master happens to be, mostly because that is, in fact, what she was designed as.
- Rape as Backstory: She was a prostitute.
- Replacement Goldfish: One of the more positively-portrayed (and less creepy) examples - Zinnerman considers her a replacement for his dead daughter, Marie, and is a loving, if somewhat stern, Parental Substitute to her.
- Sex Slave
- Spell My Name with an "S": Ple Twelve. All Ples, despite having a clearly stated official spelling of their name, are constantly referred to as "Purus" by the fans, after the Japanese pronunciation. The English dub for episode three put this to rest, revealing that it's pronounced "Pull".
- Starter Villain
- The Stoic
- Not So Stoic: When she catches a glimpse of the Unicorn.
- Super Strength: The show doesn't often draw attention to it, but this seems to be part of her Cyber-Newtype enhancement package. Among other things, it lets her perform a one-handed Neck Lift on Banagher in the novels and effortlessly manhandle Riddhe in the anime.
Voice Actors: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese), Sean Schemmel (English)
The helmsman of the camouflaged freighter Garencieres. At first glance Flaste has an air of unapproachability, but his personality is actually more like that of a big brother, and he has the full trust of the crew. He is also an old acquaintance of Captain Zinnerman, and supports him well as the second in command of the Garencieres crew.
- Eighties Hair: Hey Flaste, nice sideburns!
- Even Evil Has Standards: He doesn't like civilian casualties one bit. Especially underlined by his reaction to the Shamblo's rampage in Episode 4.
- Gentle Giant: A laid-back, friendly guy once you get to know him, as Banagher found out when he joined the crew.
Voice Actors: Cho (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English)
A member of the Garencieres crew. Gilboa has a friendly demeanor, and is the father of three children.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Intercepted Unicorn's beam attack for Sinanju with his Geara Zulu.
- Malicious Slander: Possibly. See the entry on the main page.
- Morality Pet: To the Sleeves as a whole.
- Taking the Bullet: see Heroic Sacrifice above.
Voice Actors: Hideyuki Umezu (Japanese), Liam O'Brien (English)
The captain of the Sleeves flagship Rewloola. He holds the rank of Captain.
- The Captain: Of the Rewloola.
A mechanic of the Garencieres team. Despite his youth, his mobile suit maintenance skills are superb, and he has no trouble setting up the Unicorn Gundam with a double set of the Kshatriya's beam gatling guns. He is an optimist with a cheerful personality .
Voice Actors: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Karen Strassman (English)
A mobile suit pilot in the Zeon remnant group led by Kirks. She is the daughter of the wealthy Mahdi Garvey, a former Zeon soldier who brought the remnants together. Filled with hatred for the Earth Federation Forces who killed her father, she seeks revenge as the pilot of the huge mobile armor Shamblo.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Anti-Villain: In the novels. She is wracked by guilt over the destruction her father causes in the Shamblo, and is fatally injured by him in response. She then sends psychic messages to Banagher revealing the Shamblo's weak spots and allowing him to take the Shamblo down.
- Axe Crazy: Not that her malfunctioning psycommu helped.
- Death by Adaptation: In contrast to the anime, her father and brothers were still alive at this point in the original novels, and pilots of the Shamblo alongside her.
- Law of Chromatic Superiority: Her mobile armor Shamblo.
- Go Out with a Smile
- Private Military Contractors: Mahdi Garvey in the novels.
- Revenge: Her primary motivation is taking revenge on the Federation forces for killing her parents.
- Tragic Villain: Revenge is all she has left in her.
Voice Actors: Unsho Ishizuka (Japanese), Kyle Hebert (English)
The current leader of a group of Zeon remnants based in New Guinea. After Mahdi's death, he looked after Loni like a substitute father.
- Ambiguously Brown
- Morality Chain: To Loni. Malfunctioning Psycommu aside, It's only a combination of his concern for her and his being her superior officer that keeps the bitter and angry pilot of a massive Mobile Armor from going Axe Crazy every time she sorties. Even his dying thoughts still manages to make Loni snap out of her psychotic episode.
- Taking You with Me: In Episode 4, he attempts to self-destruct his mobile suit by destroying its reactor with his rifle to destroy the Federation suits attacking him. One of them kills him before he succeeds.
Martha Vist Carbine
Voice Actors: Tomoko Shiota (Japanese), Ellyn Stern (English)
Cardias' younger sister and Banagher's aunt. A woman with a somewhat elegant appearance, shoulder length blond hair, tight cheeks and deep eyes that give off a cold magnetism. She is married to the chairman of Anaheim Electronics, Melanie Hue Carbine (Marth Vist is often referred to as "The Empress Of The Moon") of the Carbine family which established Anaheim Electronics. Through the Carbine family she has connections with the higher ups of the Earth Federation. She has a sharper mouth than her husband, which makes her a shrewd businesswoman. To the Vist family, it was a rarity to bear a woman of such character. She sends Alberto Vist to Industrial 7 in order to murder Cardeas. She’s an ambitious woman who takes part in the delivery obstruction of “Laplace’s Box” and aims at seizing the Vist Foundation as well as taking back the box.
- Big Bad: The second candidate, alongside Frontal.
- Non-Action Big Bad: She's a fifty-five-year-old civilian with no combat training. This one should be obvious.
- Blondes Are Evil
- The Baroness: The Rosa Klebb type - ambitious, manipulative, and sharp, with a taste for cruelty, as Marida found out.
- Cain and Abel: Cain to Cardeas's Abel
- Evil Aunt: To Banagher.
- Foxy Grandma: As emphasised by the lingering shot of her backside in Episode 5, she keeps herself in remarkably good shape for her age.
- Faux Affably Evil: Polite, friendly, and reasonable... until you say no. Then the knives come out.
- Manipulative Bastard: And she's not above using more than mere words to get the job done.
- Meaningful Name: Whilst it's more likely to be the result of the usual Gundam 'keyboard smash' approach to naming than a deliberate choice, 'Carbine' is very appropriate for an arms dealer, let alone a whole family of them.
Voice Actors: Wataru Takagi (Japanese), J. B. Blanc (English)
An Anaheim Electronics executive. He comes to Industrial 7 in order to block the transaction between the Vist Foundation and the Sleeves.
- Cain and Abel: Cain to Banagher's Abel.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive
- Even Evil Has Standards: For all of his unpleasantness, he's visibly uncomfortable with what the Vist Foundation puts Marida through. Her saving his life might have something to do with that.
- By Episode 5, his puppyish concern for her wellbeing suggests that he might have a bit of a crush on her.
- Large and In Charge
- Obstructive Bureaucrat
- Obfuscating Stupidity
- Smug Snake
- Villainous Glutton: He even looks the part.
An Anaheim Electronics engineer who participated in the RX-0 development project as part of the armor materials division. He was detained by ECOAS when he escaped from Magallanica.