This is a list of fictional characters from the 1979 Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam. Amuro Ray is the son of Tem Ray, the project leader for the Earth Federation's Project V, which produces the prototype mobile suits Gundam and Guntank to combat the Principality of Zeon's Zaku. At the beginning of the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, Amuro is 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, as a hobby designed the basketball-sized talking robot Haro. Born on Earth in Prince Rupert, Like his rival Char Aznable, Amuro got his own nickname during the One Year War: the White Devil, he was given this moniker after defeating 14 MS-09R 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.
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; when Char Aznable attacks the colony, Side 7, all the officers on the White Base are incapacitated, leaving Ensign Bright Noa with the highest seniority on the ship, 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 is Amuro's close friend and confidante, devoted to his welfare.
With Amuro's parents separated and his father Dr. Tem Ray away on business for the Earth Federation's Project V, Fraw takes it upon herself to make sure that the charitably-described "engineering nerd" or "mecha otaku" eats, 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, 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. 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 is one of Amuro Ray's neighbors on Side 7. Short and stocky and with a tendency towards insecurity, Hayato 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 José out of a sense of rivalry with Amuro. 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 Voiced by: Toshio Furukawa, Richard Ian Cox At the onset of the One Year War in UC 0079, Kai Shiden was living in the space colony Green Oasis in Bunch 1 of Side 7. Kai Shiden is tall and lanky in stature with a mop of gray hair, his snarky and sarcastic personality gets him scolded or slapped. After surviving the Zeon attack on Side 7, Kai became one of the many evacuees escaping on the Pegasus class assault carrier SCV-70 White Base. However, due to a shortage of crew and soldiers to staff the warship, Kai was asked to become a pilot to help defend the White Base from frequent Zeon attacks.
Kai was assigned to pilot the RX-77 Guncannon mobile suit, the unit he would remain in charge of for the rest of the One Year War. A natural coward and pessimist, Kai could be found on the sidelines making smart-alecky comments, his fighting style leaned towards bombarding foes with the Guncannon's long-range armaments, but when he got in a fix he was able to pull off hand-to-hand attacks with the Guncannon. He dislikes it. However, Kai became disenchanted with war and he decided to desert the White Base when it was docked for repairs in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In Belfast, Kai meets a young girl named Miharu Ratokey who lives just outside the city, agrees to sneak her onto the White Base and take her to the Earth Federation headquarters in Jaburo, located along the Amazon River in South America. Kai soon figures out that Miharu was a hired Zeon spy sent to infiltrate the White Base and discover Jaburo's location. During a sudden Zeon attack on the White Base while traveling over the Atlantic Ocean and Miharu go out in a Gunperry transport plane.
During the battle, controls in the cockpit get stuck and Miharu goes down to help fire the plane's missiles manually. But she is knocked from the Gunperry by the missiles' exhaust blast, falls out of the plane over the Atlantic Ocean. Miharu's death marks
Fraser Barron DSO & Bar, DFC, DFM, was an officer of the Royal New Zealand Air Force who flew as a pilot with Bomber Command and was killed in flying operations during the Second World War. Born in Dunedin, Barron was working as a clerk, he volunteered for the RNZAF and qualified as a pilot in late 1940. He went to England as a sergeant to serve with the Royal Air Force and after training on heavy bombers was posted to No. 15 Squadron, flying Short Stirling bombers. He completed a first tour of operations by April 1942, flying 39 missions, after which he performed instructing duties, he commenced a second tour in September 1942, this time with No. 7 Squadron, part of the Pathfinder Force, flying numerous missions to mark targets for following bombers. A recipient of the Distinguished Flying Medal, awarded during his first tour, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and at the conclusion of his second tour, the Distinguished Service Order. By now having reached the rank of squadron leader, another period as an instructor followed.
He soon arranged to be posted back to No. 7 Squadron. Now flying Avro Lancaster bombers, he flew on several more missions until he was killed on 20 May 1944, when his aircraft and its crew crashed at Le Mans, he was posthumously awarded a bar to his DSO, one of only four personnel of the RNZAF to receive this honour during the Second World War. James Fraser Barron, known as Fraser Barron, was born on 9 January 1921 in Dunedin, New Zealand, one of two children of James Barron and his wife Winifred née Fraser, his father was a grocer. He was educated at the local primary school and went onto Waitaki Boys' High School, he participated in several sports while at school but otherwise was an average student. He was interested in aviation, he wrote aviation-themed stories for the school magazine. Completing his education at the end of 1937, he moved to Wellington, where he worked as a cadet clerk in the Mines Department. Shortly after the outbreak of the Second World War, Barron applied to join the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
His application was duly accepted and as a leading aircraftman, he underwent a short-term training course beginning on 2 July 1940, which would determine whether he would be selected for training as a pilot, observer or air gunner. Shortly before commencing the course, he was offered the opportunity to train with the Fleet Air Arm, provided he leave for England the following month; as he was still only 18, he required his parent's consent to go overseas but this was not given. Instead, Barron proceeded with the RNZAF course. After the initial course, held at RNZAF Levin, was completed, at the end of July Barron was selected for pilot training and proceeded to RNZAF Taieri, near Dunedin. Learning to fly on Tiger Moths, one of his fellow trainees at Taieri's No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School was James Ward, who would the following year be awarded the Victoria Cross. Barron soloed on 9 August and at the end of the following month was receiving training on Fairey Gordons at Wigram airbase.
He qualified as a pilot on 12 December and the following month, upon graduation from flight training, was promoted to sergeant. He departed for England on Aorangi on 29 January 1941. After stops in Fiji and Canada, Barron arrived in England on 5 March 1941. He, along with Ward, was selected for training on heavy bombers and posted to the Royal Air Force's 20 Bomber Operational Training Unit, in Scotland. Here he spent several weeks learning to fly the two-engined Vickers Wellington, at one stage surviving a ditching in the North Sea when an engine failed during a night-time navigation exercise, he finished his training in mid-June 1941. After leaving 20 OTC, Barron was posted to No. 15 Squadron, stationed at RAF Wyton, north of London, operated flying Short Stirling heavy bombers. The Stirling was the first four-engined bomber to enter service with the Royal Air Force. Not being familiar with the aircraft, Barron had to undergo a series of conversion flights before embarking on his first operation, a bombing raid on Germany on the night of 7/8 July.
As in his next nine missions, Barron flew as second pilot to a more experienced captain. One of these flights was a low-level solo raid on railway yards in Bielefeld, in Germany. Barron was given his own crew and aircraft on 1 September 1941 and received a promotion to flight sergeant, his first mission as captain took place two days an attack on the port at Brest in north-west France. However, he had to jettison his bombs. Several more missions, including some targeting the German battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, which were at Brest for repairs, followed, he spent a period as an instructor, doing night landings and cross-country flights with trainee pilots. By the end of April 1942, Barron had completed 39 missions, 29 as aircraft captain, finished his first tour. Now a pilot officer, having been promoted earlier in the year, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal the following month, the citation noting that Barron was "most reliable and courageous, pressing home his attacks regardless of opposition."
It was typical for aircrew that had completed a tour to be rested and perform instructing duties for a time. In Barron's case, he was posted to No. 1651 Conversion Unit, stationed at Waterbeach, as an instructor. After a period of leave, he arrived at Waterbeach on 21 May but within a week was called back to No. 15 Squadron to fly in the 1,000-bomber raid on Cologne. Prior to the rai