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Amuro Ray

Amuro Ray (アムロ・レイ) is the hero of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. He is the son of Temu Ray, the project leader for the Earth Federation's 'Vinsion' Project, which produces the prototype Federation mobile suits Gundam, Guncannon, and Guntank to combat the Principality of Zeon's own mobile weapon, the Zaku. At the beginning of the Mobile Suit Gundam TV series, Amuro is about 15 years old and is a civilian, along with his friends Fraw Bow and Hayato Kobayashi, and living in Side 7, one of the few space colonies untouched by the fearsome One-Year War. Amuro Ray ends up piloting the Gundam when, during a Zaku raid on the transfer of the Gundam to the White Base and evacuation of the colony, he comes across the 'V' Project manual and the Gundam lying on a trailer. In order to defend the colony, he boards the Gundam and, using his inituition and reading the manual, manages to start up the Gundam and defeat two Zaku mobile suits piloted by battle-hardened veterans.

Shortly after that, he quickly gains the animosity of Char Aznable, one of the top aces in the Zeon military. Even though their bitterness towards each other subsides during Zeta Gundam, their rivalry heats up and climaxes in Char's Counterattack.\n