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Setsuna F. Seiei
January 16, 2010, 10:56 am
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Setsuna F. Seiei

Setsuna F. Seiei (刹那・F・セイエイ, Setsuna F. Seiei?) is the main protagonist of the story in Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He is a Gundam Meister of the paramilitary organization Celestial Being. In season 1, he pilots GN-001 Gundam Exia and later to GN-0000 00 Gundam in season 2. In the movie, he pilots GNT-0000 00 Qan(T)

His name could be denoted to state his personality. Translated it could mean “to obtain the moment”, as it would be Seiei Setsuna (セイエイ・刹那, Seiei Setsuna ) because last names come first traditionally.

Setsuna (16, A.D. 2307)

Personality & Character

Setsuna is taciturn, introverted, and wholeheartedly against war. He believes there are key disturbances that prevent the world from coming together in peace and harmony. He has labeled specific people and/or forces as a source of conflict towards the world’s path to peace. He has little tolerance for diplomats and politicians, believing that their negotiations only prolong wars and cause more strife (due to personal experience). He’s got a vendetta to settle and his past battle experiences stir up old bitter feelings, increasing his combat potential as a beneficial side effect. Though a self-proclaimed atheist, he often questions the motivations of God with people and worldly events.

I am Gundam!
—Setsuna F. Seiei, episode 19

He idolizes the Gundams so much that he wants to embody Exia as himself, a means to eradicate all conflict. He’s a traditionalist in honor and a martyr for his cause in Celestial Being; he would not hesitate to die for his ideals. In a letter to Princess Marina Ismail, he revealed more of his feelings and thinking. Setsuna wanted to understand the lesser aspects of humanity. He wanted to know why the world is filled with people with innate dark intentions and inconsiderate of other people’s suffering. He wanted to know why did people keep fighting to live in such a violent world. He wanted to find these answers along with his Gundam in hopes to bring mutual understanding and peace.

Setsuna (21, A.D. 2312)

After a 5 year hiatus, Setsuna has taken an unofficial role as the leader of the Gundam Meisters. He is now able to assert and express his feelings to people without reservation. Setsuna’s ideals are still the same, but his recent experiences have led him to believe in the importance of self-change and the need to fight for a better and brighter future. His determination and strong self-confidence motivates and inspires people around him. He’s more understanding and compromising, but he is also capable of making hard-but-necessary decisions that would lead people to dislike him. He has no problems making life defining decisions for other people when they can’t make the choice and would kill if necessary.

Skills & Capabilities

Setsuna (23, A.D. 2314)

Setsuna is skilled in many ways of war and fighting. Trained by Ali Al-Saachez at a young age, Setsuna already knew how to work with a wide range of firearms, close-quarter-combat, use of explosives, infiltration, and other areas of guerrilla warfare by the incredible age of 10. As Celestial Being’s Gundam Meister, he uses his former combat training in his KPSA days to reflect Exia’s combat style. He’s been trained by Celestial Being to know some MS technical skills to maintain and repair his Gundam.

His 5 year hiatus with Celestial Being didn’t dull his piloting skills at all, his MS combat capabilities were refined as his MS CQC skills and aiming showed great improvement. Due to the power of 00 Gundam’s concentrated GN particles with ‘’Trans-Am Riser’’, Setsuna’s brain has been gradually enhanced to utilize quantum brainwaves. He’s able to sense quantum brainwaves near him and hone in. Eventually, he naturally evolves into humanity’s first true/genuine Innovator.

Setsuna’s Innovator capabilities aren’t completely defined as he’s the first naturally evolved Innovator. It has yet to be revealed if can he communicate with Veda or Celestial Being technology like the Innovades can. He can anticipate movements and actions of his opponents and sense impending danger from far distances. Until there is greater clarity, much of his Innovator capabilities are based on observation and speculation.


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