TOP 10 FEMALE GUNDAM CHARACTERS


For this list, we’re digging through the entire Gundam mythos to show you the girls who stand out either as pilots, mentors, best friends or baddies of a series. They don’t have to pilot a Gundam or Mobile Suit to be included, they just have to be a strong presence. And by the way, we know he may look like a girl but come on, Loran Cehak from Turn A Gundam will not be appearing on this list – no matter how beautiful he is.


  1. Haman Karn has a role that few female characters in the Gundam Multiverse have ever had, that of the lead villain. While is introduced in Zeta Gundam, Haman becomes the leader of the first Neo Zeon movement in Gundam ZZ. A woman of patience, Haman waited until both the AEUG and Earth Federation were exhausted from their own conflict to begin her revolution. Not just a powerful voice of inspiration, Haman is also an exceptional Mobile Suit pilot, making a fierce rival for Judau Ashita and his Double Zeta Gundam. Other female villains have graced Gundam but Few have the beauty, commitment and fearsome gravitas of Haman. We dare to say, there hasn’t been another female foe quite like her.


  2. One of the first female characters ever introduced in Gundam, Sayla has set a standard for many to follow. While not always seeing combat in a Mobile Suit, Sayla is usually guiding her White Base comrades as their trusted communications officer. Even on the sidelines, Sayla always makes her opinions known and wasn’t afraid to strike anyone who shows a bit of cowardice – we’re looking at you Kai. Sayla also has one of the most important character arcs of the original series, dealing with the fact that her brother is Amuro Ray’s arch nemesis, Char Aznable. Still, this doesn’t stop Sayla from standing by her friends and, because of this, she is still considered one of Gundam’s most memorable leading ladies.


  3. Having spent most of her life raised in the Super Human Institute, Soma Pierres was raised for one purpose: battle. With all of her enhancements, Soma is a more than effective pilot and a beast on the battlefield, showing little mercy against any foe she comes across. As good as she is behind the cockpit, it’s Soma’s personal tale that truly defines her character. Her relationships with her commander, Andre Smirnov, and fellow super soldier, Allelujah Haptism, bring about a softer side that she never knew she had. Just don’t threaten the ones she loves most because hell hath no fury like Soma’s scorn.


  4. Originally from Finland, Aila is a Gunpla fighter with a special gift. She can accurately predict Gunpla movements, planning out her strategy almost on the spot to defeat opponents. Though appearing quiet, cold and distant, once you get to know her, Alia is really anything but. She’s a fun loving, snack devouring lady. And even without her unique abilities, Aila can still go head to head with the best of the best in the Gunpla Tournament and show that this isn’t just a sport for boys. And by the way, we’re not kidding about the snacking either. Aila can eat and will go to war with you over the last bite.


  5. The Cosmic Era contains a lot of strong female characters, including the fiery Cagali Yula Atha. But it’s the pink haired Lacus Clyne who claims a position on our list. While she may look like a cute and naive pop star, Lacus is one of the most powerful political figures of the Cosmic Era. At one time the spokeswoman for ZAFT, Lacus broke away to begin her own campaign for peace between the Earth Federation and her fellow Coordinators. Never one to shy away from being on the sidelines, Lacus is often shown commanding her own battleship under the banner of peace. Truth be told, her songs are pretty catchy too, filled with powerful lyrics of equality and hope.


  6. Stationed on Side 6, Christina, or Chris to her friends, is the test pilot for the Gundam Alex during the close of the One Year War. When Zeon forces attack the colony, Chris doesn’t hesitate to take the training wheels off and put the Gundam through its paces. What’s more astounding is that she does so well in the Alex when it was originally intended to go to Amuro Ray. Chris’s tenure as Gundam pilot may have been criminally brief. However, her accomplishments with the Alex, combined with a kind heart and good looks, easily sold us on how awesome Chris is.


  7. Rain is the one-woman support system sent to accompany Domon Kasshu during the 13th Gundam Fight Tournament on Earth. And when we say “support”, we mean that in every way possible. Rain’s skills include being a skilled medic, a sharpshooter and gifted engineer. She’s also a very calming voice of reason for her eternally hot-blooded partner, Domon, showing him there’s more to life than just screaming your intentions at everybody. Rain gets additional cred for being able to pilot both Domon’s Shining Gundam and her own Rising Gundam when the need calls for her to enter battle. Domon has no idea how lucky he is.


  8. Sometimes it’s the tiny ones who hold the most surprises in the Gundam Universe. Puru is an artificially enhanced Newtype who first appears fighting for Neo Zeon. She eventually comes over to the side of the AEUG as a result of her sibling like bond with series hero Judau Ashita. Elpeo is so happy go lucky it’s hard to believe she exists in a world as serious as the Universal Century. But don’t let her playful face fool you. She is a whiz at mobile suit combat, piloting her Qubeley with deadly efficiency. Oh and she has a bunch of clones – no big deal.


  9. She’s not only the sole female member of her high school Gunpla Club, Fumina is also the Captain of The Try Fighters and the driving spirit of the team. Trying to tell this girl something is impossible is, well impossible. No matter your interest in Gunpla battle or whether or not you want to play it, Fumina will chase you down and convince you to join. She also gets points for being able to school all challengers in Gunpla Battle with her Super Deformed Winning Gundam.


  10. Roux is the kind of girl who turns heads whenever she goes. Beautiful, sarcastic and flirty, Roux is pretty confident that her looks can get her anything she wants in life. But that’s not all, she also boasts pretty exceptional piloting skills- something that leads her to join the AEUG’s depleted roster of pilots during the first Neo Zeon War. She is a core member of the AEUG’s Gundam Team and has the distinct honor of inheriting the Zeta Gundam from previous pilot Kamille Bidan. Roux’s more than confident she can fill the Gundam’s shoes and who are we to disagree?

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