List of Mobile Suit Gundam characters


List of Mobile Suit Gundam characters

This is a list of fictional characters from the 1979 Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam.

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Earth Federation

The White Base crew, from left to right: Top: Kai Shiden, Ryu Jose, Amuro Ray, Fraw Bow, Sayla Mass, Mirai Yashima and Bright Noa; Bottom: Hayato Kobayashi, Katz Hawin, Letz Cofan and Kikka Kitamoto.

Amuro Ray

Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ Amuro Rei?) is the son of Tem Ray, the project leader for the Earth Federation's Project V, which produces the prototype mobile suits Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank to combat the Principality of Zeon's Zaku. At the beginning of the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, Amuro is merely a 15-year-old civilian, along with his friends Fraw Bow and Hayato Kobayashi, living in Side 7, one of the few space colonies untouched by the One Year War at the time. Amuro is a talented amateur mechanic, which would be called an Otaku nowadays[1], and as a hobby designed the basketball-sized talking robot Haro. Born on Earth in Prince Rupert[2], Amuro's early childhood was spent on the planet with his parents, Tem and Kamaria Ray, until Amuro's father was called up by the EFSF to do weapon research under the guise of colony construction. Though Amuro's father wanted his mother to come with them, she declined (it was implied that she was having an affair at the time). When Amuro reunites with his mother during the One Year War there is some animosity between them, as Kamaria could not tolerate her son taking part in the violence of a military life. Once Amuro and his father made it to space, Tem was often not home for long periods of time. Amuro became a social misfit and kept to himself, spending most of his time at home building and repairing gadgets. His neighbor Fraw Bow took it upon herself to take care of him. This trend continued into the One Year War period. When Char Aznable sent a group of Zeon mobile suits in a reconnaissance mission on Side 7 (with the purpose of gathering information on the Project V), one of the new recruits from the squad decided to attack the colony. Amuro ended up piloting the Gundam to defend his home. Using his intuition and reading the manual, Amuro manages to start up the Gundam and defeat the two attacking Zaku mobile suits. Unfortunately, due to his lack of experience, Amuro also blew a huge hole in the colony cylinder, nearly destroying Side 7 in the process. Seeing his potential, Bright Noa assigned the reluctant Amuro to the Gundam and repeatedly sent the boy out against Zeon forces. It is here in Earth orbit that Amuro first goes into personal battle against Char. Still being a novice, Amuro fared poorly and missed every shot he fired, but still managed to fend off Char's attack. When White Base finally landed on Earth, Amuro's relationships with the rest of the crew deteriorate as he begin improving his piloting skills, as his introvert but sometimes arrogant attitude causes him to desert the ship after overhearing Bright Noa discussing with Mirai Yashima about replacing Amuro from piloting Gundam. Amuro abandoned the crew with the Gundam, but after finding out about Ramba Ral's attempted attack on White Base, he rushes back to his friends and helps resolve the situation. During Operation Odessa, the elite Zeon mobile suit team Black Tri-Stars was dispatched to attack the White Base. Amuro's Gundam eventually destroyed the Black Tri-Stars, but Matilda Ajan (who was the target of Amuro's secret admiration and affection) was killed when one of the Doms smashed her Medea transport aircraft. This had a significant effect on Amuro's psychological self as he realizes that he's not the only one affected by the war. By the beginning of the third of the Gundam compilation movies, Amuro is a seasoned and skilled pilot, and a reliable member of the White Base's crew. Like his rival Char Aznable, Amuro got his own nickname during the One Year War: the White Devil (白い悪魔 Shiroi Akuma?). He was given this moniker after defeating 14 Rick Doms in the Battle of Solomon. Amuro and Char Aznable faced off several times during the course of the One Year War, but it was not until when Lalah Sune was killed during one of their battles that this rivalry turned into a fierce hatred of one another. Amuro deeply regretted his accidental killing of Lalah, and blamed Char deeply for dragging her into the conflict. This hatred culminates in the battle of A Baoa Qu where Amuro and Char destroyed each other's mobile suit through fierce fighting, and then continued fighting with side arms and eventually a bloody sword duel. The fight eventually stopped when Sayla Mass rushed into the room, but not before the two stabbed each other (Amuro in the arm, Char in the head). Amuro is the first known Newtype pilot in the Earth Federation due to his piloting of the RX-78-2 Gundam and the televising of one of his battles in Side 6 space, where he shoots down 9 Rick Doms in a matter of merely 3 minutes. In the anime television series, Amuro Ray is voiced by Tōru Furuya in Japanese and Brad Swaile in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Michael Lindsay.

Bright Noa

When Char Aznable attacks the colony, Side 7, all the officers on the White Base are incapacitated, leaving Ensign Bright Noa (ブライト・ノア Buraito Noa?) with the highest seniority on the ship, and he assumes command from the wounded Captain Paolo Cassius. After a series of close calls and with help from Amuro Ray and the Gundam, Bright brings the White Base safely to Federation headquarters at Jaburo. Because of the Zeon forces obsession with the White Base, the Federation allows Bright to remain in command and sends the ship out as a decoy. Bright commands the White Base through several major operations in The One Year War, including the last stand of Zeon at asteroid A Baoa Qu. In the anime television series, Bright Noa is voiced by Hirotaka Suzuoki in Japanese and Chris Kalhoon in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Wheat St. James.

Fraw Bow

Fraw Bow (フラウ・ボゥ Furau Bō?) is Amuro's close friend and confidante, and devoted to his welfare. With Amuro's parents separated and his father Dr. Tem Ray frequently away on business for the Earth Federation's Project V, Fraw takes it upon herself to make sure that the perhaps charitably-described "engineering nerd" or "mecha otaku" eats, sleeps, bathes, lives in some degree of cleanliness, and—in her initial appearance—follows military evacuation orders. Fraw and Amuro become crew members of White Base, along other Side 7 civilians. Becoming the primary caretaker of three young children, Katz Hawin, Letz Cofan, and Kikka Kitamoto, in addition to Amuro. As the distance between her and Amuro grows, Fraw joins the medical staff to help distract herself. She is married to Hayato some time after the one year war. [3] Fraw finishes the war serving on the ship's bridge as White Base's communications officer. In the anime television series, Fraw Bow is voiced by Rumiko Ukai in Japanese and Kristie Marsden in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Melissa Fahn.

Hayato Kobayashi

Hayato Kobayashi (ハヤト・コバヤシ?) is one of Amuro Ray's neighbors on Side 7. Short and stocky and with a tendency towards insecurity, Hayato often measures himself against his friend Amuro's accomplishments. After surviving the attack on his Side 7 home, Hayato becomes the co-pilot for the RX-75 Guntank alongside Ryu Jose, largely out of a sense of rivalry with Amuro.[4] After Ryu sacrifices his life to save Amuro from Hamon Crowley, Hayato continues to pilot the Guntank after it is modified for use by a single person. In the anime television series, Hayato Kobayashi is voiced by Kiyonobu Suzuki in Japanese and Matt Smith in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Richard Cansino.

Kai Shiden

Kai Shiden (カイ・シデン?)

Mirai Yashima

Mirai Yashima (ミライ・ヤシマ?)

Sayla Mass

Sayla Mass (セイラ・マス Seira Masu?)

Ryu Jose

Ryu Jose (リュウ・ホセイ Ryū Hosei?)

Slegger Law

Sleggar Law joins the White Base crew after they arrive at Jaburo. Sleggar initially looks down at the White Bases' young crew, but soon develop a respect for them.[5] He has a brief romance with Mirai Yashima. However, Sleggar feels that Mirai is too wonderful and deserves better than someone like him, so he rejects further advancement in their relationship. Shortly before his final sortie against the Big Zam at the Battle of Solomon, Sleggar give Mirai a ring that he inherited from his mother. Slegger Law is voiced by Tesshō Genda in Japanese and Bill Mondy in English.

Matilda Ajan

Matilda Ajan (マチルダ・アジャン Machiruda Ajan?) is the commanding officer of the Earth Federation's Medea supply corps. At times Matilda also serves as a personal envoy for General Revil, carrying messages and orders from him to other ships. When the White Base is trapped in Zeon-controlled airspace over North America it is the vital supplies delivered by the Medea supply corps which allowed the beleaguered assault carrier to make desperately needed repairs and escape over the Pacific Ocean. Due to her habits of showing up when the White Base is in a bind and helping them in whatever way she can, Miss Matilda has been looked to as the guardian angel of the vessel. Also due to her stunning beauty she becomes the dream girl of many of the young male crew members staffing the White Base, especially the young Amuro Ray. Miss Matilda is engaged to Lieutenant Woody Malden, who was a chief military engineer stationed in the Earth Federation headquarters of Jaburo. When the ship reached Asia, Miss Matilda gave the White Base orders to head to Ukraine to take part in Operation Odessa, a large-scale military operation to wrest control of the mining facilities at Odessa away from the Principality of Zeon. However, on route to participate in the battle the White Base is attacked by the Zeon ace pilot trio, the Black Tri-Stars. In order to protect the White Base, Matilda rammed her Medea into one of the Black Tri-Stars' Doms, in an attempt to knock it down. But Dom pilot Ortega hit back, smashing the Medea's cockpit so the transporter crashed into the ground exploding and killing Matilda instantly. Ensign Matilda Ajan was later listed as killed in action on November 6, U.C.0079. Afterwards, Amuro meets Matilda's fiance Lieutenant Woody in Jaburo and apologizes for not being able to protect Matilda, but Woody forgives him since it was war and she died protecting her friends' ship, The White Base. During Char's assault on Jaburo Lieutenant Woody also dies while protecting the ship like his girlfriend did, as he attacked Char using a simple attack hoverfighter that was easily destroyed by Char's Z'Gok, but gave White Base crew members enough time to escape.[6] In the anime television series, Mathilda Ajan is voiced by Keiko Toda in Japanese and Sylvia Zaradic in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Melissa Williamson.

General Revil

Principality of Zeon

Principality of Zeon, from left to right: Giren Zabi, Dozle Zabi, Degwin Sodo Zabi, Kycilia Zabi, Garma Zabi and Char Aznable.

Char Aznable

Char Aznable (シャア・アズナブル Shaa Azunaburu?)

Ramba Ral

Longtime friend of Zeon Zum Deikun, Ramba Ral (ランバ・ラル Ranba Raru?) took in Deikun's two children, Casval and Artesia, after Deikun was assassinated. In order to protect them, the Ral family later sent them to live on Earth under the names Edward and Sayla Mass. Ramba Ral joined the Zeon military in Universal Century 0064. He quickly made himself known as a great tactician, and a master of guerrilla warfare. Ramba Ral first made a name for himself as an ace pilot in the Zeon mobile suit forces during the Battle of Loum where his impressive combat abilities and blue Zaku I earned him the nickname Blue Giant (青き巨星 Aoki Kyosei?). Ramba Ral is also sometimes referred to as the "Great Blue Star","guerrilla guy ral" or the "Blue Nova". Ramba Ral stayed in space for the majority of the One Year War, however after the death of Garma Zabi during the pursuit of the Federation assault carrier White Base Ramba Ral is assigned to lead a Special Pursuit Force and is sent down to Earth on a Zanzibar mobile cruiser. Ramba Ral is ordered to avenge the death of Garma Zabi, and is given a new prototype ground-type mobile suit, the Gouf, to do the job with. Soon after arriving on Earth, Ramba Ral decides to have a reconnaissance in force and attacks the White Base on an island in the North Pacific. Soon after gauging the attack strength of the warship and the Gundam, with guerrilla tactics, Ramba Ral retreats. The sheer power of Ramba Ral and his Gouf leave Gundam pilot Amuro Ray terrified. Traveling in a Guncannon. When Cozun escapes from White Base's brig he contacts Ramba Ral and Ramba again attacks the White Base in his Gouf to conduct a rescue. However, Cozun is killed before he can safely escape and Ramba Ral's Gouf is disabled by the Gundam, forcing Ramba Ral to retreat. Not soon afterwards Ramba Ral meets Amuro Ray again (but did not recognize Amuro), who had deserted the White Base with the Gundam after dispute with the captain Bright Noa, and Fraw Bow (who came to drag Amuro back) in a small cafe in the desert town of Sodon. After recognizing Fraw Bow as a Federation soldier, Ramba Ral decides to release her and assigns his men to follow her back to the White Base. When Ramba Ral's forces pinpoint s location they launch a surprise attack using guerrilla tactics. Amuro sees the Zeon mobilizing to launch their attack and he decides to come back with the Gundam for rescue. Amuro attacks Ramba Ral's Gouf and the two slash each others cockpits open, the two of them realizing that they had just met each other in the cafe. Amuro is able to destroy the Gouf, but Ramba Ral is able to escape by leaping out of the gash in the cockpit hatch and swinging out of the way of the explosion on a grappling hook he had attached to the Gundam's arm. Following his defeat Ramba Ral is contacted by Dozle Zabi and told to contact M'Quve to receive support. However M'Quve refuses to supply Ramba Ral with the new Dom mobile suits he was instructed to give him. Realizing he is alone, Ramba decides that it is his duty as a soldier to do whatever he can to carry out his mission including the use of guerrilla tactics. While the Gallop and a Zaku II distract the White Base's mobile suits Ramba Ral and several of his soldiers attack the White Base in close-quarter hand-to-hand combat and successfully invade the ship. Onboard the ship Ramba Ral finds Sayla Mass and immediately recognizes her as Artesia Zum Deikun, and he tells her that he was a servant of her father. As Ramba Ral lets his guard down by talking he is shot by Ryu Jose, whom he also wounded. Wounded, Ramba Ral retreats into the White Bases secondary bridge and locks himself in. Captain Bright orders Amuro to destroy the secondary bridge, and Amuro tears a hole in the wall. Realizing he is trapped, Ramba Ral arms a grenade and leaps out of the hole, exploding in the Gundam's hand. Ramba Ral was killed in action on the 05th of November, Universal Century 0079. In the anime television series, Ramba Ral is voiced by Masashi Hirose in Japanese and John Payne in English.In the anime film, he is voiced by Michael McConnohie.

Crowley Hamon

The elegant and attractive Crowley Hamon (クラウレ・ハモン Kuraure Hamon?) serves as an aide to Ramba Ral. Crowley is also Ramba Ral's lover and he affectionately refers to her as "Lady Hamon". Crowley Hamon mainly stays on the bridge of the Gallop and helps to coordinate Ramba Ral's attacks while he was out fighting. Ramba Ral death, Hamon decides to attack the White Base and comes close to destroying the Gundam. However, a wounded Ryu Jose crashes his Core Fighter into the Magella Top, killing them both. In the anime television series, Crowley Hamon is voiced by Yumi Nakatani in Japanese and Lenore Zann in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Dian Andrews.

Black Tri-Stars

Composing of three veteran pilots, Gaia (ガイア?), Ortega (オルテガ Orutega?), and Mash (マッシュ Masshu?), the Black Tri-Stars (黒い三連星 Kuroi Sanrensei?) are one of Zeon's most famous group of ace pilots after Char Aznable.[7] Prior to the beginning of the series, the Black Tri-Stars were responsible for the capture of Federation General Revil using their "Jetstream Attack." Prior to the Earth Federation's assault on Odessa, the Black Tri-Stars were sent to Earth to reinforce Zeon's defenses. Despite being equipped with new Dom mobile suits, each of the Black Tri-Stars were defeated by Amuro and the Gundam.

Degwin Sodo Zabi

Degwin Sodo Zabi (デギン・ソド・ザビ Degin Sodo Zabi?)

Dozle Zabi

Dozle Zabi (ドズル・ザビ Dozuru Zabi?)

Garma Zabi

Garma Zabi (ガルマ・ザビ Garuma Zabi?) is the youngest son of Degwin Sodo Zabi, commander of Zeon forces in North America, and academy classmate and friend of Char Aznable. Garma first appears after Char forces the Federation ship White Base off course during reentry into Earth's atmosphere and landed the heart of Zeon-controlled territory. Eager to prove himself to his older sister Kycilia, Garma pursues White Base with the full support of Char, unaware of Char's treachery. In a last attempt to prevent White Base from escaping, Garma personally leads another attack to capture the Federation ship. However, Char intentionally misdirects the Zeon forces, allowing White Base to attack Garma's Gaw air carrier from behind. Shocked by Char's treachery, Garma turns the Gaw around and attempts to ram White Base, only to fall short. Garma's death sends shock waves though the Zeon forces, especially his father, Degwin Sodo, and older brother, Dozle. During Garma's state funeral, eldest brother Gihren uses Garma's death as propaganda to rally the Zeon forces to continue fighting. Garma Zabi is voiced by Katsuji Mori in Japanese and Brian Dobson in English.

Gihren Zabi

Gihren Zabi (ギレン・ザビ?)

Kycilia Zabi

Kycilia Zabi (キシリア・ザビ Kishiria Zabi?)

Lalah Sune

Lalah Sune (ララァ・スン Rarā Sun?)

M'quve

M'quve (マ・クベ Ma Kube?) is a colonel for the Zeon ground forces under the command of Kycilia Zabi and supervises mining operations and supplies for the war effort. Decadent and amoral,[8] M'quve fancies crystal vases, which he collects, in particular a Song Dynasty porcelain vase he acquired (which he intended to give to Kycilia Zabi as a present). He sees Char Aznable as somewhat of a rival and upstart. Upon destruction of his Odessa Base operating in Europe by the Earth Federation Forces, M'quve flees to space where he eventually meets the White Base and Amuro Ray's Gundam in battle at Texas Colony. There, M'quve pilots a melee-customized mobile suit, a prototype Gyan, and faces Amuro personally, only to be defeated and killed. M'quve is voiced by Kaneto Shiozawa in Japanese and Michael Benyaer in English.

References

  1. ^ Otona no Gundam (Adult's Gundam), Character profile, P. 108
  2. ^ Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2, file 1 of Personal History, "Born in Prince Rupert, West Coast of North America"
  3. ^ "Fraw Bow". GundamOfficial. Bandai America. http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/msg/characters/chara_fraw.html. Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Hayato Kobayashi". GundamOfficial. Bandai America. http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/msg/characters/chara_hayato.htmll. Retrieved November 17, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Sleggar Law". GundamOfficial. Bandai America. http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/msg/characters/chara_sleggar.html. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 
  6. ^ Mobile Suit Gundam Movie 3: Encounters in Space
  7. ^ "Gaia, Ortega and Mash". GundamOfficial. Bandai America. http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/msg/characters/chara_tristars.html. Retrieved November 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ "M'quve". GundamOfficial. Bandai America. http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/msg/characters/chara_mquve.html. Retrieved November 15, 2009. 

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