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Protagonists

AEUG

Kamille Bidan (カミーユ・ビダン Kamīyu Bidan?)
The main protagonist of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Kamille Bidan is a troubled teen who has become estranged from his parents, both mobile suit developers. A scuffle with Titans officer Jerid Messa begins a series of events that eventually results in Kamille helping Quattro Bajeena to steal the Gundam Mk-II prototypes and the deaths of both of his parents. Under the tutelage of Quattro and former Titans officer Emma Sheen, Kamille later became one of AEUG's top pilots during the Gryps Conflict—first using the stolen Gundam Mk-II and later in his personally designed Zeta Gundam. Over the course of the series, Kamille's rivalry with Jerid intensifies as both end up killing friends and loved ones of the other. One such example is the cyber-Newtype Four Murasame, whom Kamille met while in Hong Kong and fell in love with. When the two reunite at the Battle of Kilimanjaro, Four is killed by Jerid while attempting to save Kamille's life. Although Kamille survives the Gryps Conflict, his battle with Paptimus Scirocco leaves Kamille in a near comatose state.
Kamille, along with five other notable mecha and pilots from the various Gundam series, were recognized in the second set of "Anime Heroes and Heroines" stamps, released in Japan in 2005.[1] Kamille Bidan is voiced by Nobuo Tobita in Japanese and Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart in English.
Fa Yuiry (ファ・ユイリィ Fa Yuiri?)
Fa Yuiry is the next-door neighbor of Kamille Bidan before the Gryps Conflict begins. After Kamille helps the AEUG officer Quattro Bajeena steal two Gundam Mk-II prototypes, the Titans arrest Fa's parents because of her close association with Kamille. Fa escapes with the help of Bright Noa and reunites with Kamille when Bright's shuttle is rescued by the AEUG ship Argama. Fa stays with the AEUG and becomes one if the Argama and becomes the pilot of the Methuss, rotating with Reccoa Londe. She also becomes a surrogate mother to two war orphans, Shinta and Qum, after they are sent to the Argama by Lt. Quattro. Fa and Kamille constantly quarrel with each other, so much so that the crew of the Argama refers to the quarreling as their hobby. However, Fa becomes jealous whenever Kamille shows an interest in another female. Fa is one of the few characters that survive the Gryps Conflict and even rescues Kamille after his last encounter with Paptimus Scirocco. In the anime television series, Fa Yuiry is voiced by Miyuki Matsuoka in Japanese and Angie Beers in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Satomi Arai.
Quattro Bajeena (クワトロ・バジーナ Kuwatoro Bajina?, aka Char Aznable)
No longer wearing a mask, Char Aznable returns to the Earth Sphere and infiltrates the Earth Federation Forces using the alias "Quattro Bajeena". Char joins with other Federation officers, including former enemies such as Amuro Ray and Bright Noa, and becomes one of the top pilots of the AEUG. Char serves as Kamille Bidan's mentor in the war against the Earth Federation's oppressive Titans organization.
Despite repeating prodding of his comrades, Char refuses to take a leadership position within the AEUG maintaining his Quattro facade and stating that he is merely a pilot. However, this changes after the death of Four Murasame when Kamille states that he will no longer refer to him as Quattro Bajeena. Char's political speech in front of Federation Assembly in Dakar, which is broadcast throughout Earth and Space, is one of the most important events in the UC Gundam timeline. It seals Char's total commitment toward space colonization and migration of humanity to space. Despite AEUG's victory in the Gryps Conflict against the Titans, Char is defeated in the final battle by Haman Karn, leader of the Axis faction and assumed dead. However, as the final credits roll, Char's damaged Hyaku Shiki floats by with its cockpit hatch open. Quattro Bajeena is voiced by Shūichi Ikeda in Japanese and Tom Edwards in English.
Emma Sheen (エマ・シーン Ema Shīn?)
Lieutenant Junior Grade Emma Sheen is a former Titan pilot who defected after witnessing firsthand the cruel tactics of Bask Om to join the AEUG. She is initially placed on provisional status but it does not take long for her to prove herself in the eyes of the Argama crew. Emma first pilots the Rick Dias for the AEUG, and then piloted Kamille's old repainted Gundam Mk-II after Kamille transferred to the Zeta Gundam. Emma meets her end when she is caught in an explosion caused by Yazan Gable and fatally injured by shrapnel. Emma would soon be retrieved by Kamille, but she soon dies in his arms. Emma Sheen is voiced by Maya Okamoto in Japanese and Lisa Christie in English.
Bright Noa (ブライト・ノア Buraito Noa?)
Former captain of White Base during the One Year War, Bright, like most of his comrades, was alienated by the Earth Federal Space Forces. He was assigned to captain the shuttle spacecraft Temptation. He gets beaten up by Bask Om and several other Titans officers when he objected to a set of orders coming from him. Bright defects to the AEUG to aid their struggle against the Titans. Considering his veteran experience in mobile suit warfare as the captain of White Base during the One Year War, AEUG commissioned Bright as captain of the AEUG spaceship, the Argama. Bright finds himself working with his former adversary, Char Aznable and later they form the core military leadership of AEUG. Several highlights of Bright's tour of duty above Argama are the attack on Federation Headquarters at Jaburo and Kilimanjaro, Operation Maelstrom, and the final three-way battle between the fleet of AEUG, Titans, and Axis near the Gryps Two space colony. After the climatic battle at Gryps Two, the AEUG fleet is left crippled with Bright being the sole experienced military commander within the ranks of AEUG leaders. Bright Noa is voiced by Hirotaka Suzuoki in Japanese and Dave Kelly in English.
Apolly Bay
Lieutenant Junior Grade Apolly Bay is initially one of two wingmates to Quattro Bajeena. He later becomes chief of the AEUG ship Argama's Rick Dias team. Apolly is an experienced soldier who provides valuable support to his fellow pilots and a dose of wit as well. He is ultimately killed by Jerid Messa when he takes a shot that was meant for Fa Yuiry. The rest of the Argama crew are visibly saddened after his death. Apolly Bay is voiced by Hiroyuki Shibamoto in Japanese and Scott Roberts in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Toru Ohkawa.
Roberto
Lieutenant J.G. Roberto is the second wingmate first seen entering the colony with Quattro and Apolly to acquire information about the Gundam Mk-II prototypes. He also pilots a RMS-099 Rick Dias. Roberto is seen as more serious and diligent than the wise cracking Apolly.[2] He ultimately dies during an attack by Titans ace Buran Blutarch while helping Kamille and Quattro ensure that a space shuttle transporting Apolly and several other AEUG pilots back into space. Apolly witnesses his death from a distance and chokes back tears just as the shuttle launches. Roberto is voiced by Kôzô Shioya in Japanese and Tommy James in English.
Blex Forer (ブレックス・フォーラ Burekusu Foreru?)
Commodore Blex Forer is the initial leader of the AEUG. With the formation of the Titans after Operation Stardust, Blex was one of the first to see the increasing corruption in the Earth Government. He used his senatorial position as Commodore in the Federal Navy to influence certain executives of Anaheim Electronics to fund an anti-government movement. Anaheim, whose business interests were partially disrupted by the trade embargoes placed by the Federation on the colonies saw this as feasible. Thus Blex Forer became the founder of the Anti Earth Union Group or AEUG. Blex Forer would continuously clash wills with Titans leaders Jamitov Hymem and Bask Om in their brutal tactics against spacenoids. Blex operated from the ad-hoc flagship of the AEUG, the Argama, closely working with Henken Bekkener as co-captain. Blex ultimately meets his end in Dakar when he is assassinated in his hotel room. Blex, with his dying words, beseeches Quattro Bajeena to assume his rightful name of Char Aznable and take on leadership of AEUG. In the anime television series, Blex Forer is voiced by Takaya Tōdō in Japanese and Byron Close in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Kōji Ishii.
Henken Bekkener (ヘンケン・ベッケナー Henken Bekkenā?)
Henken, a ship captain in the AEUG is first seen in command of the Argama. He works closely with Quattro Bagina and AEUG founder Blex Forra. A tall, burly, jovial and good natured man, he nonetheless takes his job seriously and even turns over command of Argama to Bright Noa, acknowledging Bright's professional experience. Henken subsequently transfers to the Irish-class battleship Radish. Henken is attracted to Emma Sheen and Emma shyly but good naturedly reciprocates the affection somewhat. Henken is killed in battle when he maneuvers the Radish to draw Yazan Gable's fire from Emma. Henken Bekkener is voiced by Jūrōta Kosugi in Japanese and David Pettitt in English.
Reccoa Londe (レコア・ロンド Rekoa Rondo?)
Ensign Reccoa Londe is a former guerilla fighter from the One Year War who later joined the AEUG in their fight against the Titans. A skilled pilot and spy, she also helped AEUG newcomer Kamille Bidan adjust to his new position aboard Argama. She was also one of the first to welcome Titans defector Emma Sheen despite widespread suspicions and helps her realize that she made the right choice; most notably by proving to her that the infamous 30-Bunch incident (where an entire colony was killed by poison gas) was carried out by none other than Colonel Bask Om of the Titans.
Lonely and ignored by her lover Quattro, Reccoa later does the opposite of Lieutenant Emma and joins the Titans due to the influence of Paptimus Scirocco. She even goes so far as to lead a mission using poison gas to exterminate another colony as ordered by Bask, whom she later kills. Reccoa is ultimately killed by the combined efforts of Emma Sheen and Yazan Gable. Reccoa Londe is voiced by Masako Katsuki in Japanese and Meredith Taylor-Parry in English.
Katz Kobayashi
Katz was one of the three war orphans aboard the White Base during the One Year War that were later adopted by Hayato Kobayashi and Frau Bow. He along with his adoptive mother and siblings pay Amuro Ray a visit. Katz is initially disgusted by what he perceived as his former hero's cowardice and made that perfectly clear to him. However, he and Amuro later join join up with Hayato along with some other members of Karaba and the AEUG on board the Audhumla and later he goes up into space with Quattro Bajeena. Katz shows some skill as a pilot and helps save the plight of his fellow pilots on numerous occasions. However, his his naviete and recklessness makes him a thorn in the side of his superiors and ultimately led to his downfall. He constantly defies his superior officers by sortieing without their permission.
Katz develops an interest in Sarah Zabiarov after she boards the Argama to warn them about an impending colony drop. Despite the fact that she initially deceives him in order to escape, Katz still harbors feelings for Sarah and hopes to free her from Scirocco's influence. Katz is ultimately killed when Yazan Gable shoots him down in the G-Defenser. In the anime television series, Katz Kobayashi is voiced by Keiichi Nanba in Japanese and Sean Broadhurst in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Daisuke Namikawa.
Wong Lee (ウォン・リー Won Ri?)
Wong Lee is a top official at Anaheim Electronics Company, which is the equity participant of AEUG. Although he is a civilian, he takes it upon himself to assault Kamille, who was occupied with repair of Haro and was late for the meeting as a punishment for him breaking military rules. After that he got in Argama, made orders carpingly to Bright Noa and Quattro Bajeena. Bright ultimately becomes fed up with Wong when he tried to communicate with Reccoa during a battle and orders him to sit down. Wong grudgingly yields to Bright in the end and leaves the Argama after it stops at La Vie En Rose for resupply. In the anime television series, Wong Lee is voiced by Yukimasa Natori in Japanese and Dean Galloway in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Kazumi Tanaka.

Karaba

Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ Amuro Rei?)
The famous pilot of the original RX-78 Gundam during the One Year War. Amuro was placed under house arrest shortly after the war due to the government's mistrust of Newtypes. While he lived in a luxurious mansion and was officially free to come and go as he pleased, Amuro's house servants were actually government agents assigned to keep track of his movements. Amuro worked as a trainer/adviser in the Cheyenne Mobile Suit Academy up until the time of the Gryps Conflict. He suffers from chronic combat fatigue, as commented by Emma Sheen and Beltorchika Irma, likely from his traumatic experience during the One Year War and the sense of guilt over killing Lalah Sune.
During the Gryps Conflict, a pregnant Fraw Bow, with her three adopted children, come to visit Amuro. They managed to re-ignite Amuro's fighting spirit and helped him escape from his government handlers. After joining the Karaba (AEUG's earth-bound ally), Amuro become a key figure within the group, leading several crucial missions, including the attack on the Titans' base in Mount Kilimanjaro and the seizing of Federation's Congress Building in Dakar. Amuro Ray is voiced by Tōru Furuya in Japanese and Matthew Erickson in English.
Kai Shiden (カイ・シデン?)
Former crew member of the White Base during the One Year War, now a freelance journalist. Kai helps Reccoa Londe infiltrate the Jaburo base but ends up getting them both captured. Luckily, the two of them are later rescued by Kamille. Kai Shiden is voiced by Hiroyuki Shibamoto in Japanese and Scott Roberts in English.
Hayato Kobayashi (ハヤト・コバヤシ?)
Another former crew member of the White Base during the One Year War, Hayato Kobayashi is now married to Frau Bow and is the adoptive father of Katz, Lets, and Kikka. He is owner of the Kennedy Space Museum and leader of the Earth-based anti-Titans group, Karaba. In the anime television series, Hayato Kobayashi is voiced by Kiyonobu Suzuki in Japanese and C. Adam Leigh in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama.
Beltorchika Irma
A member of the Earth-based anti-Titans group, Karaba, who joins up with the Audhumla while en route to Hong Kong City. Upon meeting Amuro Ray, Beltorchika takes an immediate interest and latches onto him, much to the chagrin of her comrades, especially Kamille. Beltorchika later plays a crucial role in the Battle of Dakar. At one point, the Titans try to stop this speech regardless of the safety of the people at the summit, including their own supporters. Beltorchika captures this on video, revealing the Titans' brutality to the whole world. After the battle, Beltorchika and Kamille engage in their friendliest conversation yet. She is last seen manning a gun turret on the Audhumla as Kamille and Char make their way back into space.
Beltorchika and Amuro appear to be on the brink of a serious relationship, but he is later seen with someone else named Chan Agi in Char's Counterattack. No explanation as to what might have happened between him and Beltorchika is provided in the film. However, Yoshiyuki Tomino penned a novelized version of the film titled Beltorchika's Children. In this, Beltorchika acts in the same role that Chan does; however, in the book, she is pregnant with Amuro's child and survives the events of the novel. Beltorchika Irma is voiced by Maria Kawamura in Japanese and Kris Rundle in English.

Antagonists

Titans

Jerid Messa (ジェリド・メサ Jerido Mesa?)
Lieutenant Jerid Messa is the archrival of main protagonist Kamille Bidan. Their rivalry began over a mere scuffle that was instigated when Jerid made fun of Kamille for being a boy with a girl's name. It intensifies later when Jerid kills Kamille's mother while she is being held captive inside a capsule that he believed was a bomb, which would have destroyed the Gundam Mk-II that Kamille was piloting. Throughout the rest of the series, the two of them are constantly at odds with each other, killing several other friends and loved ones until Kamille finally kills Jerid during the decisive final Battle of Gryps. Before that happened, however, Jerid piloted several different mobile suits and displayed superb battle skills as he began to unlock his Newtype potential as witnessed when he attacks the Axis flagship Gwadon during the fall of the Gate of Zedan. Haman Khan, a powerful Newtype, senses a psychic pressure emanating from him as he approaches her ship in retaliation for her attempt to assassinate Jamitov Hymem. Also in his final battle Jerid piloted a Baund Doc, which is a mobile suit designed exclusively for Newtypes. However, he is still unable to gain the upper hand against Kamille and winds up losing to him in their final battle. With his last breath, Jerid curses Kamille's existence, as a barrier to his ascension in the ranks of the Titans. Jerid Messa is voiced by Kazuhiko Inoue in Japanese and Ethan Cole in English.
Paptimus Scirocco
Paptimus Scirocco, known as "the man from Jupiter", is a very powerful Newtype summoned by the Titans for his excellent piloting and mechanical skills who quickly rises to the top of the Titans' leadership, making him the primary antagonist of the series. He also exhibits great charisma, which allows him to easily manipulate people, and with his charms he especially seems to influence women, such as Reccoa Londe and Sarah Zabiarov. Reccoa would eventually betray the AEUG due to his influence and Sarah would later sacrifice herself by taking a blow that was meant for him.
Throughout the course of the series, Scirocco along with his minions executed all kinds of underhanded plots to help him assume control over the Titans and eventually the Earth Sphere. When Jamaican Daninghan attempts to drop a colony on the lunar city Granada, he sends Sarah to the Argama and alert the AEUG so that they can successfully thwart Jamaican's plan. He inexplicably allows Reccoa to leave his ship Jupitris after sensing that she was a spy, an act that continues to dog Reccoa until she finally defects from the AEUG and joins him. He also successfully forges a brief alliance with Axis, but Haman Karn later disables the Gryps 2 Colony Laser and sends the Axis asteroid flying into the Titans' stronghold at the Gate of Zedan. Eventually, Scirocco pulls off a coup d'etat by assassinating Jamitov and blaming Haman for it.
In his final appearance, Scirocco fights a four-way battle with Kamille, Char, and Haman that ultimately breaks off with him fighting Kamille. Towards the end of this fight, Kamille calls upon the spirits of several other characters, AEUG and Titan alike, to lend him their strength in order to defeat Scirocco. The power exhibited by the bio-sensor system of Kamille's Zeta Gundam causes the control of Scirocco's mobile suit The O (which is also equipped with a bio-sensor) to be overridden. Kamille quickly transform the Zeta into its Waverider form and rams it into The O, impaling Scirocco on the top. However there are two versions of the events that occur in the next few minutes. In the TV version, Scirocco vows he will not die alone and uses his last ounce of strength to deliver a crippling blow that leaves Kamille comatose. However, the movie version scraps this entire sequence. Paptimus Scirocco is voiced by Bin Shimada in Japanese and Jonathan Love in English.
Four Murasame (フォウ・ムラサメ Fō Murasame?)
Ensign Four Murasame is the fourth artificially-enhanced cyber-Newtype trained by Murasame Research Lab and pilot of Psyco Gundam. The scientist in charge of the project erased all her memories from her previous life and just gave her number 'Four' as the name. Namikar Cornell, the nurse in charge of her, convinced her that working with the Titans and fighting the AEUG was the only way that she could recover her memories. Four first appears when the Karaba transport ship Audhumla is docked in New Hong Kong for supplies. Here she meets AEUG pilot Kamille Bidan, and not knowing that he was an enemy, she feels bonded to him, since he is the first person who ever regarded Four as a person in her own right and not as a girl without memories who is bound to become a living weapon. It is only after the truth regarding Kamille is revealed to Four that she choose to pilot the giant Psyco Gundam and attack both Kamille and the city; her desire of getting her memories back and become a full-fledged person are more important than anything. Kamille desperately tries to calm her down and make her join the AEUG, to no real avail. After the battle, Four helped Kamille and his Gundam Mark II back out into space. During this events the Psyco Gundam is severely damaged and Four is killed by her superior oficer and later falls out when the ship breaks up.
However, it was later revealed that Four and the Psyco Gundam survived and were taken to the Titans' Kilimanjaro base in Africa. Once there, the Psyco Gundam was repaired and equipped with an experimental new "psyco-control chair", further enhancing Four's abilities to control the Psyco Gundam. Furthermore, Four was forced once again to undergo medical experiments in order to increase her powers, almost losing her memories of Kamille. At the beginning of November, UC 0087, the AEUG and Karaba launched an attack on the Titans base at Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa. Led by Amuro Ray, they were also supported by Kamille Bidan and Quattro Bajeena. It was then that Kamille discovers that Four was still alive. Four finally remembers Kamille when he infiltrates the Titans base to save her. Four was glad to see him, but the backlash coming from her treatment as well as her own mental instability were a huge hindrance. In the end, Four was forced once again to fight against Kamille in the Psyco Gundam, but eventually sacrificed herself to save Kamille from Jerid Messa. In the second Zeta Gundam Compilation movie, "Lovers", Four dies during the attempt to launch the Gundam Mk-II into space. The movie shows her getting shot in the head and eventually falling from the crippled Garuda cruiser. Four Murasame is voiced by Saeko Shimazu in Japanese and Carol-Anne Day in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Yukana.
Yazan Gable (ヤザン・ゲーブル Yazan Gēburu?)
Lt. Commander Yazan Gable is a cunning and vicious Titan pilot who ascends the ranks through pure skill and power; he does not exhibit any Newtype potential unlike Jerid Messa. Nevertheless, he single-handedly kills more AEUG members than any other Titan pilot duirng the Battle of Gryps, including Henken Bekkener, Katz Kobayashi, and Emma Sheen. His brutal actions also seal the fates of fellow Titan officers like Jamaican Daninghan, Jerid Messa, and Reccoa Londe. In the movie, he ends up killing Bask Om instead of Reccoa. His ruthless actions anger Kamille Bidan and prompt him to tap into his Newtype abilities in order to defeat Yazan by destroying his Hambrabi. However, Yazan escapes by ejecting in his escape pod. Yazan Gable is voiced by Hōchū Ōtsuka in Japanese and Corby Proctor in English.
Sarah Zabiarov
Chief Petty Officer Sarah Zabiarov is a former cadet at the Titans' private Newtype laboratory whose talents caught the attention of Paptimus Scirocco, who quickly recruited her to serve in combat against the AEUG. Although she is a member of the Titans and is fiercely loyal to the scheming Paptimus Scirocco, she still retains a good heart and conscience, which causes her to empathize with the AEUG. Unfortunately, her devotion to Scirocco turns to obsession and it ultimately causes Sarah to suffer the same fate as Lalah Sune during the One Year War.
Throughout the series, Sarah undertakes all kinds of tasks to destroy the Argama and the Zeta Gundam, including planting a bomb that would also kill hundreds, maybe thousands, of innocent civilians while the ship is docked in a space port. Still, Sarah is visibly moved by the kindness that Katz Kobayashi shows toward her even after deceiving him. However, it is not enough to free her from her superior's influence as she ends up getting killed by Katz when she takes a shot that is meant for Scirocco. In the anime television series, Sarah Zabiarov is voiced by Yūko Mizutani in Japanese and Maizun Jayoussi in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Chizuru Ikewaki and Kaori Shimamura.
Bask Om (バスク・オム Basuku Omu?)
Captain Bask Om is the field commander of the Titans and oversees a lot of the dirty work in their overzealous quest to maintain control over all Spacenoids in light of the events that took place during the One Year War and Operation Stardust. Throughout his tenure, Bask shamelessly orders his subordinates to commit mass murder by gassing entire colonies or firing the Titans' deadly superweapon, the Gryps 2 colony laser. He also used Kamille Bidan's parents as hostages in order to convince the AEUG to return the Gundam Mark II prototypes that they stole from the Titans' headquarters at Green Noa II. After the death of Jamitov Hymem at the hands of Paptimus Scirocco, Bask stood as the only obstacle preventing the latter from acquiring complete control over the Titans. He ultimately met his end when Reccoa and several other minions of Scirocco attacked his ship, the Dogosse Giar, while they were executing a mission with Rosamia Badam piloting the MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mk-II. Due to all the confusion, Bask and his men were easily overwhelmed and defeated when Reccoa destroyed the Dogosse Giar with a direct shot at the bridge, killing Bask. In the movie trilogy, Bask is killed by Yazan Gable instead of Reccoa during the battle between AEUG, Titans, and Axis. Bask Om is voiced by Daisuke Gōri in Japanese and Noah Umholtz in English.
Mouar Pharaoh
Ensign Mouar Pharaoh is a Titan pilot who first appeared at the Battle of Jaburo, where she saved Jerid from the forthcoming nuclear explosion by grabbing hold of his arm just as the overcrowded escape vessel was about to take off and leave him behind. She takes an immediate dislike to Paptimus Scirocco who attempts to seduce her. She and Jerid, however later become lovers. Mouar is fiercely devoted to Jerid and she relentlessly attacks Kamille or anybody else from the AEUG should they gain the upper hand while fighting against him. In her final battle, Mouar jumps in her front of Jerid in order to save him when Kamille fires a shot him with his Zeta Gundam and dies when her Gabthley explodes. Having lost yet another close friend to Kamille, her death causes Jerid to go berserk and begin a relentless attack on the Argama, causing more damage to it than he had up to this point. In the anime television series, Mouar Pharaoh is voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara in Japanese and Jennifer Holder in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Marika Hayashi.
Jamaicon Daninghan
Lieutenant Commander Jamaicon Daninghan is an arrogant Titan staff officer whose smug and condescending attitude alienates the soldiers under his command. Assigned to pursue the AEUG ship Argama after they steal the Gundam Mark-II prototype mobile suits, Jamaican takes command of the cruiser Alexandria and chases the Argama back and forth across the Earth Sphere. However, many of his plans are undermined by fellow Titan Paptimus Scirocco, who is craftily planning his own rise to the top. Jamaican is killed when Yazan lures the Gundam Mark-II to the Alexandria and Emma Sheen destroys the bridge. Jamaican Daninghan is voiced by Keaton Yamada in Japanese and Roger Rhodes in English.
Jamitov Hymem
Jamitov Hymem is the leader of the Earth Federation's counter-insurgent organization known as the Titans, which were formed with the stated purpose of eliminating the remnants of Zeon in light of the events that took place during the One Year War and Operation Stardust. Jamitov deviously arranges the assassination of Commodore Blex Forer, allowing him to convince the Federation Council to hand over full control of the Federation Forces to the Titans. He later appears at the Titans headquarters in Kilimanjaro right when it is under attack by the AEUG and Karaba. Although the AEUG and Karaba eventually overwhelm the Titans and destroy their base, Jamitov successfully launches back out into space. Later at the Gate of Zedan, Jamitov prepares to meet with Haman Karn, the leader of Axis, who attempts to assassinate him after revealing that the Axis asteroid is headed on a collision course with the Gate of Zedan. Later the Axis asteroid does indeed collide with the Gate of Zedan, but not before Jamitov and Bask evacuate with most of their forces intact. In his last appearance, Jamitov attends a conference with Haman and Scirocco, which ends with the latter killing him in order to gain control of the Titans. In the anime television series, Jamitov Hymem is voiced by Masaru Ikeda and Tomomichi Nishimura in Japanese and Steve Olson in English. In the anime film, he is voiced by Tomomichi Nishimura.
Rosamia Badam
Lieutenant Rosamia Badam is a member of the Titans and the first cyber-Newtype to appear in the series. She first appears when she was summoned to help Buran Blutarch attack the AEUG/Karaba transport Audhumla with her Gaplant as her opponents are flying over the United States.
Although she winds up being defeated by the combined efforts of Kamille Bidan, Quattro Bajeena, and Katz Kobayashi, Rosamia escapes with her life. Rosamia reappears many episodes later on Side 3's Colony 13, claiming to be Kamille's sister. Although Kamille knows she is not really his sister, he pities Rosamia and takes her back to the Argama, where she is examined by the ship's physician Dr. Hasan. Her tests show that she is a cyber-Newtype, prompting an immediate search by Dr. Hasan and Lt. Quattro. However, with a little help from Shinta and Qum, Rosamia commandeers a Nemo and escapes the Argama. Although she initially helped Kamille in battle (still thinking he is her brother) against her fellow Titans, she ultimately turned against him and went back to the Titans. She later fights Kamille again while piloting a Baund Doc, but he convinces her to land on Colony 13 and get out of the cockpit after she relapses into thinking he is her brother. The two of them have a heart-to-heart talk where Kamille tells her about Four Murasame and how she died. But then, Gates Capa and Loren Nakamoto quickly use mind control waves to make Rosamia hostile again. In the process, she nearly kills Kamille but Lt. Quattro intervenes, forcing her and the other Titans to retreat.
Rosamia appears one last time near the end of the Gryps Conflict piloting the Psyco Gundam Mk-II. By this time, she is under the impression that Gates is her brother and he sends her off on a mission to destroy the Zeta Gundam. Kamille senses her presence and sorties, wondering if the voice he heard belongs to Four Murasame. As soon as she spots Kamille in the Zeta Gundam, Rosamia engages him. Their fight ends with Kamille killing Rosamia but not before she reverts back to a child-like state and says, "Brother, I found you!" Rosamia Badam is voiced by Kayoko Fujii in Japanese and Jennifer Bain in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Yū Asakawa.
Gates Capa
Gates is one of the cyber-Newtypes produced at Augusta Newtype Lab. Compared to the other cyber-Newtypes, such as Four Murasame and Rosamia Badam, he is less powerful, but he has stable emotions. He functions as a mentor to Rosamia, and often supervises her when she enters combat. In order to keep her from disobeying orders, Gates had to pose as her brother. The two of them are both deeply linked, and they continue to fight together. However, during a battle on the asteroid "Axis", he is unable to prevent Rosamia from being killed by Kamille. Gates is able to sense this event, and it has a terrible effect upon him. This event causes his mind to collapse, and he is no longer able to move. He no longer appears again, and his overall fate is unknown. However in the novelization, Rosamia's attempt to protect Kamille in his broken state led to both of their deaths. Gates Capa is voiced by Kazuki Yao.
Kacricon Cacooler
Lieutenant Junior Grade Kacricon Cacooler, along with Jerid Messa and Emma Sheen, is a member of the Titans' initial trio of Gundam Mark-II test pilots. Forced to surrender his Gundam Mk-II during the AEUG's raid on the Titan headquarters, Kacricon rejoins the battle against the rebels once they reach the moon, serving as a senior partner to the relatively hapless Jerid. Kacricon is killed when he impulsively tries to take down the Gundam Mark-II while reentering the Earth's atmosphere and his ballute is ripped to shread as his nemesis passes through close to him. Having lost another close friend to Kamille, Jerid swears to avenge Kacricon by killing Kamille. Kacricon Cacooler is voiced by Koji Totani in Japanese and Ben Jeffrey in English.
Lila Milla Rira
Lieutenant Lila Milla Rira is an ace pilot of the regular Earth Federation Forces, assigned to back up the Titans during their pursuit of the AEUG ship Argama. She initially mocks Jerid Messa for his failure to defeat Kamille in battle, but later agrees to help him become a better pilot after hearing him say he will swallow his pride and listen to her advice. The two of them become friends, paving the way for a possible romantic relationship when they meet again. However, Lila winds up being killed by Kamille after losing her cool in battle with him, making her the first of what would eventually be many pilots to die at his hands. She realizes her error during her final moments and beseeches Jerid not to make the same mistake. Lila Milla Rira is voiced by Kimie Sawaki in Japanese and Mariette Sluyter in English. In the anime film, she is voiced by Mayumi Asano.

Axis

Haman Khan (ハマーン・カーン Hamān Kān?)
Haman Khan is the daughter of Admiral Maharaja Khan and the leader of Axis, the remnants of the Principality of Zeon, serving as regent to Mineva Lao Zabi, the last surviving member of the Zabi family. She also has a rather personal history with Char Aznable, who is now living under the alias Quattro Bajeena. She pilots her own personal mobile suit the Qubeley, which is equipped with a miniaturised psycommu system and 12 remote weapons known as "funnels". Her aptitude with the psycommu was extremely high. While she claims to be fighting in order to restore the Zabi family to power, her actions hint an ulterior motive. Nevertheless, both the AEUG and the Titans seek her help in defeating the other. When Char Aznable tries to attack Haman during their meeting aboard Axis' capital ship, negotiations broke down between the two factions, and Axis instead allied itself with the Titans. At a convenient time Axis eventually exited the alliance with the Titans. The war culminated in a battle between Haman, Char and Paptimus, ultimately ending with Kamille in his Zeta Gundam showing up to fight Scirocco's PMX-003 The-O, while Haman in her Qubeley, defeats Char's Hyaku Shiki. Haman Khan is voiced by Yoshiko Sakakibara in Japanese and Valerie Howell in English.
Mineva Lao Zabi (ミネバ・ラオ・ザビ Mineba Rao Zabi?)
Mineva Lao Zabi, daughter to Dozle and Zeena Zabi, is the last surviving member of the former royal family of the Principality of Zeon. Her whole life has been spent in preparation for her role as the ruler of a revived Zeon. However, beneath the royal finery and behind the rehearsed speeches is a lonely little girl, starved of affection and longing for companionship.[3] Mineva Lao Zabi is voiced by Miki Itou in Japanese and Katie Rowan in English.

Others

Mirai Noa (ミライ・ノア?)
Former navigator of the White Base during the One Year War and wife of Captain Bright Noa. She and her children, Hathaway and Cheimin, are taken hostages by the Titans in a bid to make Karaba certain their transport ship Audhumla while it is docked in Hong Kong City. Mirai Yashima is voiced by Fuyumi Shiraishi in Japanese and Mariette Sluyter in English.
Shinta and Qum
A pair of orphaned children whom Quattro brought back with him to the Argama upon his return from Dakar. They basically play the same role that Katz Kobayashi and his adoptive siblings played on board the White Base during the One Year War. They get into all sorts of mischief, irking the Argama crew. They are entrusted to the care of Fa Yuiry and Haro. They also develop a bond with Rosamia Badam when she boards the Argama under the impression that Kamille is her brother. Shinta and Qum is voiced by Chika Sakamoto and Mayumi Shou in Japanese and Brett Bauer and Caitlynne Medrek in English.
Franklin and Hilda Bidan
A husband-and-wife team of scientists employed by the Titans for the development of the Gundam Mk-II. They are also the parents of Kamille Bidan. Both Hilda and Kamille are well aware that Franklin has a mistress, but Hilda chooses to ignore this because she loves her work too much, which bothers Kamille. Both parents are taken hostage by the Titans in order to coerce the AEUG into returning the Mk-II prototypes that Kamille helped steal. Hilda is killed by Jerid Messa when he fires on the capsule she is in, thinking that it was actually a bomb that would destroy the Mk-II that Kamille was using in order to retrieve her. Disgusted by the Titans' tactics, Titan pilot Emma Sheen helps Franklin and Kamille escape along with all three Mk-II prototypes and take them back to the AEUG. However, Franklin later steals a RMS-099 Rick Dias and winds up getting killed during his attempt to take it back to the Titans. Although Kamille resented his parents for putting up their charade of being a happy family, he is deeply saddened after losing them and cries his heart out. Franklin Bidan is voiced by Ikuya Sawaki in Japanese and Steve Olson in English. Hilda Bidan is voiced by Gara Takashima in Japanese and Michelle Armeneau in English.

References

  1. ^ "Animation Hero and Heroine Series II (Gundam)". http://yushu.or.jp/english/e_sdate/05jpn/05kine/050801c1.html. Retrieved August 15, 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/zeta/characters/chara_roberto.html
  3. ^ http://www.gundamofficial.com/worlds/uc/zeta/characters/chara_mineva.html

Kamille Bidan
Mobile Suit Gundam character
First appearance Episode 1, Black Gundam (MSG-Z)
Last appearance Episode 47, Warrior, Again... (MSG-ZZ)
Voiced by Nobuo Tobita (Japanese)
Jonathan Lachlan-Stewart (English)
Profile
Age 17 [Zeta]
18 [ZZ]
Date of birth UC 0070
Nationality Green Noa I
Known relatives Franklin Bidan (Father, deceased)
Hilda Bidan (Mother, deceased)
Information
Allegiance Anti Earth Union Group [Zeta]
Mobile weapons RX-178 Gundam Mk-II [Zeta]
MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam [Zeta]

Kamille Bidan (カミーユ・ビダン Kamīyu Bidan?) is the main protagonist and hero of the Japanese television anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, the sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam. Kamille, along with five other notable mecha and pilots from the various Gundam series, were recognized in the second set of "Anime Heroes and Heroines" stamps, released in Japan in 2005. [1]

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Biography

Kamille was a troubled young man, growing up with his dysfunctional family in the colony Green Noa 1 during a time of prejudice and oppression. The neighboring colony, Green Noa 2 (later renamed Gryps) was then the field base of the tyrannical Earth Federation's Titans elite unit, a counter-insurgency organization to which his malevolent (and thus deeply resented) father, Franklin Bidan, was employed as well as his mother, Hilda. His father did the programming of the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II, while his mother researched the armor material.

Kamille particularly hated his feminine-sounding name - and thus tried to assert his manhood by learning martial arts and developing a hobby in amateur mobile suit creation. This he might have inherited from his parents: both were Federation officers and among the main engineering team that designed the Titan's prototype unit, RX-178 Gundam Mk-II.

After a scuffle with a Titans officer Jerid Messa (who insulted Kamille's name as "girlish") at Green Noa 1's spaceport, Kamille was detained at the Titans' base on Gryps. During an AEUG raid led by Quattro Bajeena to steal the new "Black Gundams", he escaped his confinement and helped the AEUG steal all three Mk-II units. Under the tutelage of Quattro and former Titans officer Emma Sheen, Kamille later became one of AEUG's top pilots while maintaining his civilian status - first in his stolen Mk-II and later in his personally designed Zeta Gundam.

.]] During the course of the war with the Titans, Kamille witnessed the death of both his parents, first love and friends. As such, though a generally nice person, he tended to act on his emotions and personal judgement rather than logic. This had placed him in deep rivalries with men like Jerid Messa and Paptimus Scirocco.

Kamille's life was changed again when he met a strange young female pilot with similar emotions (both resented their names) in Hong Kong. Her real name was unknown, and was referred to as "Four Murasame" (she was the fourth test subject from the Murasame Institute, a Newtype research group). The two found themselves drawn to each other for their common issues, fell in love and were torn apart time and again. Being a cyber-newtype, Four was mentally unstable and attacked Kamille anytime her Psyco Gundam is nearby. Like Lalah Sune before her, she cements Kamille's side of the rivalry with Jerid: while finally escaping Titans clutches, she was killed by Jerid in the attempt to save Kamille's life. Ironically, despite this potential cause of antipathy, Kamille later shows no real signs of a genuine hatred of Jerid: he treats him much like any other Titan pilot, this likely developing because Kamille thinks that hating Jerid is, at this point, useless.

As the battle of the AEUG and the Titans approach its fateful conclusion in the Gryps Conflict of U.C.0088, Kamille began tapping the mysterious "bio-sensor" in the Zeta Gundam as his Newtype abilities grew, and unleashing a power never before seen. In his final battle with Scirocco, Kamille proved to be the stronger mind, having gained the strength of all the people he loved who had died during the war. Despite having his PMX-003 The O impaled by the Zeta Gundam, a dying Paptimus Scirocco still managed to unleash a mind-crippling blow to Kamille Bidan, leaving him mentally crippled.

This left him comatose for most of "Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ". Near the end of the series, Kamille awakens and again displays powerful Newtype abilities, such as telepathically talking to Judau and his crew, much like Amuro did to the White Base in the original series. Despite this, he is still noticeably under some influence of the attack. Kamille is never shown again to pilot a mobile suit. By the end of Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam, Kamille has apparently recovered his mental faculties and may have found a chance for a peaceful life along with his childhood friend and love-interest, Fa Yuiry. They are last seen in the epilogue of ZZ Gundam running along a beach. In the manga Moon Crisis, Kamille is briefly seen practicing as a doctor on the Moon, with the loving Fa by his side.

Kamille exhibits the highest amount of raw Newtype ability and energy of almost any UC protagonist. It has also been said that Kamille is the strongest newtype in the whole UC era. As comments made by the Gundam creator himself, Yoshiyuki Tomino claimed this in 1989 in 3 interviews: Monthly My Anime(月刊マイ・アニメ), Monthly Animedia(月刊アニメディア), Gundam Character Profiles (ガンダム人物列伝).

New translation

Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino noted on the official website of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation that he intended to revise Kamille's fate at the end of the Gryps Conflict to something a little more optimistic, in order to better balance out the series' bleak tone and to better reflect Tomino's current outlook in life. The 3-part film adaptation and recollection of the original TV series and met rather wide success in Japan, with the omission of Scirocco's crippling mind attack and the movie ending with Kamille and Fa in a long embrace at the conflict's conclusion. Tomino has made it clear that what happens after the new ending is up to the fans' imaginations, though it is considered an alternate universe to the main Gundam history, as Kamille's new ending potentially retcons the events in Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam.

The novelization however has a much more tragic ending for Kamille as after Scirocco's mind attack, Gates Capa attacks Kamille in the Baund-Doc as Rosamia dies to protect Kamille in the attack. This has a devastating effect on his already mentally damaged state as he thought she was his mother and when Fa Yuiry comes to retrieve the Zeta Gundam, she found the hatch open and thought Kamille was sleeping. However it was heavily implied that Kamille had committed suicide shortly after Rosamia's death.

Roots

In an interview for the laserdisc release of Zeta Gundam[1], Tomino states that Kamille was named and modeled after Camille Claudel, a sculptor and lover of Auguste Rodin who became deranged and ended her life in commitment.

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Universal Century Characters
Earth Federation / Titans / Londo Bell / League Militaire:
Matilda Ajan · Chan Agi · Shiro Amada · Rosamia Badam · Frau Bow · South Burning · Gates Capa · Paolo Cassius · Dungel Cooper · Uso Evin · Yazan Gable · Jamitov Hymem · Ryu Jose · Karen Joshua · Yu Kajima · Hayato Kobayashi · Sleggar Law · Reccoa Londe · Christina MacKenzie · Sayla Mass · Eledore Massis · Jerid Messa · Four Murasame · Michel Ninorich · Bright Noa · Bask Om · Adenaur Paraya · Mouar Pharaoh · Amuro Ray · Tem Ray · Master Pierce Rayer · General Revil · Terry Sanders Jr. · Paptimus Scirocco · Kai Shiden · Admiral Tianem · Kou Uraki · Admiral Watkins · Lydo Wolf · Mirai Yashima · Sarah Zabiarov
Anti-Earth Union Group (A.E.U.G.) / Karaba:
Char Aznable · Judau Ashta · Henken Bekkener · Kamille Bidan · Blex Forer · Beltorchika Irma · Hayato Kobayashi · Katz Kobayashi · Wong Lee · Reccoa Londe · Bright Noa · Elpeo Puru · Amuro Ray · Emma Sheen · Fa Yuiry
Principality of Zeon / Delaz Fleet / Axis / Neo Zeon / Zanscare Empire:
Char Aznable · Black Tri-Stars · Mashymre Cello · Zeon Zum Deikun · Aiguille Delaz · Gabriel Ramirez Garcia · Cima Garahau · Anavel Gato · Gyunei Guss · Crowley Hamon · Steiner Hardy · Von Helsing · Mikhail Kaminsky · Haman Karn · Colonel Killing · Thomas Krutz · Katejina Loos · Shin Matsunaga · Norris Packard · Quess Paraya · M'Quve · Ramba Ral · Johnny Ridden · Aina Saharin · Ginias Saharin · Lalah Sune · Bernard Wiseman · Degwin Sodo Zabi · Dozle Zabi · Garma Zabi · Gihren Zabi · Kycilia Zabi · Mineva Lao Zabi
Civilian / Others:
Alfred Izuruha · Nina Purpleton · Kamaria Ray · Kiki Rosita · Haro · List of all characters








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