|Amuro Ray - アムロ・レイ|
|Other Names||White Devil |
White Shooting Star
|Featured In||Mobile Suit Gundam |
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
|Voice Actor||Tooru Furuya|
|Age||15-16 (Mobile Suit Gundam) |
23 (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
29 (Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack)
|Nationality||Earth Federation |
|Relationships||Tem Ray (Father) |
Kamaria Ray (Mother)
Sayla Mass (Love Interest)
Beltorchika Irma (Love Interest)
Chan Agi (Love Interest)
|Profession||Mobile Suit Pilot |
|Rank/Position||Warrant Officer - 曹長 (Mobile Suit Gundam TV) |
Ensign - 少尉 (Mobile Suit Gundam Movies)
Lieutenant - 大尉 (Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam)
|Affiliation||Earth Federation Forces |
Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ Amuro Rei) is the main protagonist of Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. Originally an antisocial teenager, the events from Mobile Suit Gundam force him to become the Gundam's pilot and he becomes a pivotal figure in the events during the early Universal Century timeline in the Gundam franchise.
The son of Kamaria Ray and the Gundam's designer, Tem Ray, Amuro is an alienated, antisocial young man who identifies better with machines than he does with people. He initially lived on Earth in Canada until he moves with his father to Side 7, where his father did work developing the Gundam. During the attack on Side 7 he climbs into the Gundam's cockpit to save it from being stolen or destroyed. He finds himself reluctantly serving as the White Base's main line of defense as the Gundam's designated pilot as there were no other suitable or trained pilots. Through all of Amuro's development, he then begins to lose many people he had cherished, most importantly Lalah Sune, the only person he could telepathically communicate with. At the end of the war, Amuro, with his Gundam destroyed, realizes that the crew of the White Base is the family he belongs to and reunites with the surviving members as they flee the destruction of A Bao A Qu.
Pilot of the original Gundam during the One Year War, the Earth Federation now places him under house arrest since he is seen as a threat. Amuro during this time has gone into semi-retirement in order to deal with his post-traumatic stress disorder. Through his guilt over accidentally killing Lalah, Amuro also has a fear of going into outer space, as told by Mirai Noa. However, Fraw Bow and Katz Kobayashi manage to re-ignite his fighting spirit to help the crew of the Argama during their time on Earth. After joining Karaba (AEUG's earth-bound ally), Amuro became a key figure within the group, leading several crucial missions, including the attack on the Titan's base in Mount Kilimanjaro and the seizing of Federation's Congress Building in Dakar. After the operation in Dakar, and the AEUG's return to space, Karaba receives their new shipment of mass produced Zeta Gundams, the MSZ-006A1 Zeta Plus A1's to enhance their fighting strength. Amuro was given a Zeta Plus in his custom colors and was made commander of the 18th Tactical Fighter Aggressor Squadron (18TFAS) as part of the Karaba Air Force, and would be of great use in fighting both the remaining Titans on Earth, and the newly emerged Neo-Zeon.
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation
In this retelling of the events in Zeta Gundam, Amuro retains the same personality as the original TV series. However, the events of the the AEUG and Karaba joint attacks on Mt. Kilimanjaro and Dakar do not occur and Amuro makes an early exit from the movie series once he assists Kamille with getting back to space.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
After the First Neo-Zeon War, Amuro joins the Earth Federation's Londo Bell group led by Bright Noa, and served as the combat squad commander. During the Second Neo-Zeon War, Amuro is assigned to the battleship Ra Cailum, Londo Bell's flagship, as the leader of the ship's mobile suit squads. Amuro initially pilots the RGZ-91 Re-GZ, but Anaheim Electronics soon delivers to him the RX-93 Nu Gundam, a highly advanced mobile suit largely designed by Amuro himself. It is widely believed that his relatively low status in the Earth Federation is a sign of the government's continued mistrust in Newtypes.
At the end of the Second Neo-Zeon War, after defeating Char's MSN-04 Sazabi in the duel and capturing Char's escape pod, Amuro attempted to singlehandedly stop the asteroid Axis from colliding with the Earth by pushing the asteroid with his Nu Gundam. His action inspired other mobile suit pilots to join in, even Neo-Zeon soldiers. Although he eventually succeeded, the act overloaded Nu Gundam's psychoframe construct. Both he and Char disappeared in a magnificent aurora, thus ending his long-time legacy of combat since the One Year War and concluding the most famous Mobile Suit Gundam rivalry at last.
In Mobile Suit Gundam Amuro is initially a very antisocial teenager. Besides Frau Bow, he does not really communicate with anyone on a frequent basis. This causes him to become extremely prone to become misunderstood by others and for him to misunderstand the good intentions of his shipmates after he boards the White Base. Despite this, he has great technical skill as a mechanic and pilot. After the Odessa Operation, his Newtype abilities have evolved and become more apparent, allowing him to open up to the crew members that he previously had problems being around and eventually Lalah. Her death and Sayla's distrust of Char causes him to always be weary of his intentions in future encounters between the two. By the end of the series, his close bond with the members of the White Base allow them to reunite and flee during the chaos of A Baoa Qu.
In Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Amuro has greatly matured, although he has developed a lack of confidence due to the death of Lalah and his state of being under house arrest. He is led to believe that he cannot make an impact in current military affairs and fears going into space, haunted by Lalah's spirit. He also has difficulty maintaining romantic relationships due to his memories of Lalah, which cause him to suddenly become cold towards other women. His distrust for Char makes him hand his own pistol to Katz, saying that "he'll might need it". Ironically, this was the same gun he used during his shootout against Char during the battle of A Baoa Qu.
By the events of Char's Counterattack, he completely overcomes his fear of space and lack of confidence in the fight against Char and Neo Zeon. He has strong hope in the growth of humanity, even when the future seems to be bleak and warped in politics, and through his will and the Nu Gundam's psychoframe, he averts the catastrophe of Axis falling on Earth.
Amuro has characteristics of a hot-blooded pilot in the first Gundam series. He is able to get away with this due to the advanced specs of the Gundam. In later series, where mobile suit technology has greatly progressed, his piloting appears to look more reckless and suicidal, but this is because his newtype abilities and his piloting are so advanced, that he pushes his mobile suits to their limit. Amuro is also assumed to be pretty wealthy, as it is implied that he made plenty of money through the design and mass-production of newer Haro models.
Appearances In Super Robot Wars
Amuro appears in the majority of series either as his young, undeveloped One Year War age or as a respected veteran reflected upon Zeta and Char's Counterattack. The units initially piloted by Amuro are the typical agile real robot type units. Amuro will usually receive strong upgraded units by story or secrets that will make him a solid character throughout the game. Amuro has the ability to pilot just about any Universal Century Gundam unit with a few exceptions and excel due to his strong stat distribution, spirit commands, and pilot skills set as a real robot pilot.
Amuro will first sortie out in these units or will eventually receive them as an upgrade.
- Mobile Suit Gundam
- Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
- Gundam Mk. II (Titans Colors)
- Rick Dias (Red)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
- Nu Gundam
- Designs from other games and manga
- Full Armor Gundam
- G-3 Gundam
- Nu Gundam (Heavy Weapons System)
- Hi-Nu Gundam
In this timeline, the One Year War was delayed by the crash of the ASS-1 on Earth. This and his current state of house arrest similar to Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam results with him piloting the original Gundam or the [[|G-3 Gundam|G-3]] during the events of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ. Eventually, he will fight the Zabi's with the Nu Gundam or Nu Gundam HWS. He also gets transported to Byston Well with the Argama.
In Alpha Gaiden, he is held captive by the Titans. However, the Preventers stage an operation to break him free. After beating the Titans and the Neo Granzon, the Preventers are catapulted into the future. Amuro becomes interested in Turn A's technology and Tifa's newtype abilities. When asked about certain things from the past, Amuro and the others keep quiet. Eventually, they their origins are revealed to the cast from the future during the Dark History event. Unlike the previous Alpha game, Amuro from now on sticks to piloting mobile suits from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack.
In Alpha 2, Amuro and the Alpha Numbers will a significant role in portraying the events from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack'. The Nu Gundam HWS and the Hi Nu Gundam will also be featured as secret units for Amuro.
In Alpha 3, Amuro experiences the events of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed. In the GONG event, Char Aznable and Lalah appear as spirits and tell Amuro they are proud of him for fighting for the people he cares about the most.
In the Advance timeline, Amuro starts off in the original Gundam and fights various villains with the Londo Bell and gets the Full Armor Gundam and Nu Gundam as eventual upgrades. Like in the novelization of Mobile Suit Gundam, Amuro Ray's Shadow Mirror universe counterpart died in the Battle of A-Baoa-Qu.
In the Reversal timeline, Raul/Fiona Gureden initially meet Amuro from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. However, after averting the Axis Colony Drop in one route, Duminuss shows up and tries to obtain the Time Flow Engine. The Ra Cailum takes immense damage in the process, killing Amuro and the Ra Kailum crew in the process. However, Raul/Fiona Gureden are sent back in time as a result. They encounter an Amuro from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and the Frieden crew from After War Gundam X. Amuro gets the Nu Gundam earlier than expected and the events of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack are averted.
In the Destiny timeline, Char was successful in starting the Axis Colony Drop because the Organization of the Zodiac took over the Federation. However, the Earth was sealed away by a mysterious force. The Neo Zeon forces and Amuro investigate and end up fighting the Gishin Empire, Invaders, Zanscare Empire, Protodevlin and the Ruina in the process. He also finds out that Judau, Roux and Kamille were the only survivors from their respective groups.
The GC and XO timeline faithfully follows the story of Mobile Suit Gundam and Amuro is available after going through the initial events of Side 7. Later, the Gundam can mount onto the G-Fighter or players can opt for Amuro to move into the G3 Gundam, powering up his combo attack with Kai and Hayato. Far later in the game, as the One Year War becomes intermixed with the events of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, the original Gundam can upgrade into the Full Armor Gundam. The Re-GZ and Nu Gundam are also available, given that players fulfill their secret requirements.
In Super Robot Wars Z, the story follows the events of the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie. Amuro will also receive the Nu Gundam during this game. When battling the Destroy Gundam, Amuro Ray advises the other characters on his side of ZEUTH that it should be fairly easy to immobilize due to its massive size, so it should be easy to avoid hitting the cockpit. Kira Yamato, fighting as a neutral entity, does not hear Amuro's advice and ends up doing the exact opposite, resulting the the death of apparent death of Stella depending on whether certain conditions have been met.
Asakim spends the first half of Hakai-Hen trying decieve Crowe as he did to Setsuko and Rand, but before he gets the chance, Amuro manages to intervene and stop Asakim at the last second. Teleported and stuck in a new world, he joins OZ at the end of the game with Quatro.
At one point in Saisei-Hen, Amuro becomes Ribbons Almark's guest which is Ribbon's way of saying prisoner. He also gets special quotes with Ribbons when they fight.