Voice: Yoku Shioya
Cosmo is the male lead of Space Runaway Ideon and is the main pilot of the powerful Ideon. He is focused and dedicated to piloting, and is friendly with all on the Solo Ship. A model crew member.
Distraut over the deaths of his comrades, Cosmo allows the Ideon to destroy the universe.
Voice: Hideyuki Tanaka
Bes is leader of the Solo Ship's crew. He is seen as very powerful and respectable by Karala despite the fact that he is no pilot, and the two fall in love...
Even though Karala becomes pregnant with his child, there is no happy ending for these two. Karala killed earlier, Bes dies in the final battle after being shot in the head by a Buff Clan soldier.
Voice: You Inoue
A linguistic scholar, Sheryl is a rather uptight and arrogant crew member of the Solo Ship but still is generally liked by the rest of the crew. She has a hatred for Karala throughout the early part of Space Runaway Ideon.
With her sister and lover dead, Sheryl goes a little over the edge. She takes Piper Lou onto the deck of the Solo Ship underneath the Ideon and the mighty force of the Ideon gun blows her off the ship to her death.
Voice: Fuyumi Shiraishi
Kasha is the pilot of the Ideo-Buster, one of three parts of the Ideon. Despite being a girl, Kasha is actually more aggressive and bloodthirsty then her male crewmates.
*Spoilers* After Karala's death Kasha remains on the Solo Ship to defend it but is killed when debree strikes her in the head.
Voice: Eiko Yamada Her family killed by the Buff Clan on Logo Dau, Banda Lotta is one of the ship's refugees. She still harbers a lot of hatred for Karala for what happened there however... her primarily role on the ship is taking care of the children.
*Spoilers* Lotta kills Mayaya in A Contact and tries to kill Karala as well. When Harulu and her underlings raid the Solo Ship, Lotta kills Tororof, but is shot to death by Kararuru seconds later.
Deck Afta Voice: Tatsuya Matsuda Despite being younger than the other pilots, Deck is main pilot of the Ideo-Delta, one of three parts of the Ideon.
*Spoilers* Deck is killed when the Ideon is destroyed in the final battle.
Voice: Kaneto Shiozawa
Joliver is the Solo Ship's Chief Mechanic. He is one of very few adults who get a chance to pilot the Ideon, but not until the very end...
*Spoilers* Seriously injured by Doba Ajiba, Joliver passes away aboard the Ideon.
Moera Fatima Moera is the pilot of the Ideo-Nova, one of three parts of the Ideon. He is Rapot's girlfriend.
*Spoilers* Moera is one of the first crew members of the Solo Ship to die, while battling Daram's forces.
Voice: Kazuhiko Inoue
Hatari is the main pilot of the Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Hatari is killed in the final battle, when he is shot in the head by a Buff Clan Soldier.
Bento Marusu Voice: Kouichi Hashimoto Bento is the backup pilot of the Ideo-Nova.
*Spoilers* Bento is killed in the final battle when the Ideon is destroyed.
Tekuno Gyabari Tekuno is the backup pilot of the Ideo-Buster.
*Spoilers* Tekuno is killed in the final battle when the Ideon is destroyed.
Rapot Famu Rapot is the medic for the Solo Ship. She is in love with Moera.
*Spoilers* Rapot is shot to death on the Solo Ship bridge in the final battle with the Buff Clan.
Lin Formosa Voice: Keiko Yokozawa Younger sister of Sheryl, Lin is friends with Banda Lotta is usually seen with her.
*Spoilers* Lin is killed in episode 37 of the series, being shot to death on the planet Ajian.
Voice: You Inoue
Piper Lou is a baby aboard the Solo Ship. He actually causes quite a reaction while aboard the Ideon...
*Spoilers* Piper Lou is killed when the Solo Ship is destoyed in the final battle. He is the only character in Ideon who is spared a death scene.
Ashura Nobaku Ashura is a little girl aboard the Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Ashura is killed aboard the Solo Ship bridge in the final battle when her head is burnt to a crisp.
Fard Maraka Voice: Sanae Takagi Fard is a little boy aboard the Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Fard is actually armed with a gun in the final battle against the Buff Clan and is shot to death.
Kiranin Colbock A member of the Science Academy on Earth who headed to the Solo Ship when it approached the moon. He brought Sheryl and Joliver to the moon in order to get information about Id from the Gloria Computer
*Spoilers* Kiranin is killed by an Earth Military officer, resisting arrest when they are caught using Gloria.
Voice: Rumiko Ukai
Kitty befriends some members of the Solo Ship crew when they come to her planet, Kyaral but would prefer they leave the planet to prevent more bloodshed on her already wartorn planet.
*Spoilers* Alas, Kitty never makes it off her planet. She is killed, either by being shot to death(series) or in an explosion(Be Invoked), depending on which version it is.
Commodore One of the survivors on Ajian after the Ideon's Black Hole Cannon destroys much of the planet. As revenge he plots with Guldabra Dron of the Buff Clan to capture the Solo Ship and Ideon and takes hostages in order to do it. He has his troops fire upon the hostages, killing Sheryl's sister.
*Spoilers* Commodore is shot by Sheryl in anger after her sister is killed. Gije puts him out of his misery. He appears very briefly as one of the souls at the end of Be Invoked.
Voice: Keiko Toda
Karala is daughter of the Buff Clan Army's leader, yet becomes a member of the Solo Ship's crew after being stranded on Logo Dau. Banished by her own race, she remains aboard the ship and falls in love with Bes. Karala is the female lead of Space Runaway Ideon.
*Spoilers* Alas, there is no happy ending for Karala. Pregnant with Bes's son, she is shot in the face by her own sister, who hated her for associating with the Humans.
Voice: Youko Asagami Harulu is Karala's elder sister, and a constant nemesis of the Solo Ship. She hates Karala for associating with the opposing side.
*Spoilers* Harulu's hatred of Karala commences with her shooting her sister in the face. She is killed soon after, due to the mighty power of the Ideon gun.
Voice: Kazuo Hayashi
Gije investigates the Ide and is constantly after the Solo Ship before eventually joining it himself. He and Sheryl fall in love.
*Spoilers* Gije dies on the planet Steckin Star in episode 38 of the TV series while piloting the Ideon.
Doba Ajiba Voice: Takkou Ishimori Head of the Buff Clan's military forces, Doba orders the troops from his mighty Bairal Jin.
*Spoilers* Doba kills Gindoro shortly after Harulu's death and is shot to death himself by Buff Clan soldiers in the final battle.
Gindoro Jinma Voice: Seizou Kato Gindoro is the head of the Ome Foundation. He initially plots with Doba, but things come between them when he realizes just how powerful the Ideon is...
*Spoilers* ...which results in Doba shooting him shortly after his daughter Harulu's death.
Mayaya Rau Mayaya is Karala's assistant and goes aboard the Solo ship along with her on Logo Dau.
*Spoilers* Mayaya is shot to death, by different people in the series and A Contact respectively.
Tolorof Ru Tolorof is one of Harulu's underlings.
*Spoilers* Tolorof is killed by Banda Lotta when she boards the Solo Ship.
Kilarul Kilarul is one of Harulu's underlings.
*Spoilers* Kilarul is killed along with Harulu by the mighty power of the Ideon gun.
Zou Habel Gande Voice: Seizou Kato Zou is the sovereign of the Buff Clan. Doba had planned to overthrow him, but never gets the opportunity.
*Spoilers* Zou is the victim of one of many meteor showers that plague the home planet of the Buff Clan.
Voice: Shoujirou Kihara
Daram is an officer of the Ome Foundation and Harulu's former lover. He assists Harulu while in battle with the Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Daram is shot to death by Gije in the television series, killed by the Ideon in A Contact.
Voice: Banjou Ginga
Damido is sent to Logo Dau along with Gije to investigate the Ide. In the series, he constantly is after the Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Damido is killed off while on Logo Dau in A Contact. In the series he lasts quite a lot longer, but suffers the same fate, being killed by the Ideon.
Abadidi Gurimade Voice: Masaru Ikeda Abadidi was a Buff Clan military officer who was originally in charge of the investigation of the Planet Solo. His role was completely cut out in the compilation movie.
*Spoilers* After pursuiting the Solo Ship for around 10 episodes Abadidi heads out in a Dogg Mack and is killed by a large number of Bajins, creatures he originally plotted to destroy the Solo Ship with.
Guhaba Geba Another Buff Clan Military officer under the command of Harulu Ajiba, who first shows his face in episode 11 of the TV Series. He humiliates Karala in front of everyone when she tries to make peace with her sister. He is completely cut out of the compilation movie although he briefly appears at the end of Be Invoked.
*Spoilers* Guhaba fights the Ideon in a Zigg Mack in episode 13 but is defeated.
Gyamus A Buff Clan officer under the command of Harulu who attacks the Solo Ship on the planet Flag Star
*Spoilers* Gyamose dies a mere episode after he first appears, as his Devil Twin soldiers fail to destroy the Solo Ship.
Rukuku Kil Voice: Takashima Gara Rukuku Kil is a Buff Clan officer sent to capture the Ideon as it approaches Earth. A loyal soldier of the Emperor, she looks down on Daram Zuba.
*Spoilers* After Daram's death Rukuku comes upon a video of him talking about Harulu. Fellow Buff Clan soldier Kulara Kina kills Rukuku to obtain this tape for Harulu, who was angry at Rukuku for her opinion on it. She appears very briefly at the end of Be Invoked.
Voice: Tessho Genda A Buff Clan officer who battles the Solo Ship shortly after it leaves the Earth. He teams up with the Earth Officer Marshall Franklin in order to capture the Ideon and Solo Ship.
*Spoilers* Like many before him, Hannibal Gen meets his end at the hands of the Ideon in his Gido Mack mecha.
Kulara Kina A Buff Clan soldier under the jurisdiction of Harulu, she accompanies Hannibal Gen to Rukuku Kil's Garowa Zan in order to spy on her.
*Spoilers* Kulara assassinates Rukuku under Harulu's orders in order to get a video with Daram on it, and as revenge for Rukuku laughing at it. Her effort's worthless however as the entire ship is blown up soon after.
Guldabra Dron Another in a long line of Buff Clan officers with the mission of capturing the Ideon and Solo Ship. He conspires with Commodore on the planet Ajian to capture it, but when their plan fails he is forced to retreat...
*Spoilers* ...only to have the Ideon catch up with his ship and blow it up with the Ideon Gun.
Length: 52 meters
Weight: 1413 tons
Top Speed: Mach 12 (in the atmosphere)
One of three seemingly harmless trucks that was discovered on the planet Solo and restored by the scientists excavating the ruins of the long dead alien civilization there. When the alien force known as the Buff Clan attacked Solo, colonists got into these trucks for protection and were shocked when on their own the three transformed into the powerful Godly mecha known as Ideon. Each truck (known as Sol-Conver, Sol-Amber and Sol-Vainer respectively) can either be used as part of the Ideon (the Sol-Conver forms the legs and waist, the Sol-Vainer forms the chest and abdomen, and the Sol-Amber forms the head, shoulders and arms) or as an independent war machine (known as the Ideo-Buster, Ideo-Delta and Ideo-Nova). Although neither of these 3 machines were that powerful on their own at first, they were quickly equipped with powerful missile launchers and Glen Cannons by mechanic Joliver Ira.
Sol Vainer (AKA Ideo-Nova, B Mecha)
Length: 28.5 meters
Weight: 1695 tons
Top Speed: ???
Sol Amber (AKA Ideo-Buster, C Mecha)
Length: 79.5 meters
Weight: 2542 tons
Top Speed: Mach 10 (in the atmosphere)
Length: 150 meters
Height: approx 105 meters
Weight: 5650 tons
Armaments: Missile Port x9 (Waist x1, Shoulder x2, Leg x2, Wrist x2, Abdomen x2), Glen Cannon x3, Small Glen Cannon x1, Large Glen Cannon x1, Barrier, Mini Black Hole Cannon x1, Ideon Sword x2, Ideon Gun x1(AKA Wave Leader Gun)
The Ideon was originally constructed by a long dead alien civilization on the planet Solo (known as the 6th Civilization because it was the 6th alien civilization humanity had discovered). It is comprised of three trucks, the Sol-Amber, Sol-Conver and Sol-Vainer, which transform and combine to form this gigantic humanoid mech. Each of these trucks were individually restored by the scientists on Solo, and it wasn't until a 7th alien civilization, the 'Buff Clan' attacked that the Ideon itself was revealed when the three trucks transformed on their own. The Ideon is carried aboard the Solo Ship throughout the series as they flee through the universe. It is finally destroyed in 'The Ideon: Be Invoked' in the final battle against the Ganda Rowa, the Buff Clan's most powerful weapon.
The Ideon and its individual parts are powered by the 'Id', a mysterious yet infinite power source that fluctuates constantly, effecting the Ideon's performance. If the Id Gauge (which can be found in the cockpit of each of the Ideon's 3 parts) does not display the Id to be at an appropriate level, not only will the Ideon's attack/defense capabilities be decreased, but it can also seperate back into its 3 parts. Id responds more to a person the younger they are, hense the Ideon's pilots become younger and younger as the series goes on. Bes, the captain of the Ideon pilots it along with Cosmo, Kasha, Tekuno and Bento in the early episodes, but soon retires from the job, handing it over to the younger Moera. The child Deck becomes a pilot later on, being able to bring more out of the Ideon because of his younger age. The Ideon can even respond to babies, as is the case when the infant Piper Lou sneaks aboard, and occasionally its individual parts can operate without a pilot at all.
The Ideon has a host of weapon bestowing it with incredible offensive strength, making it without a doubt the most powerful mecha in anime history. It contains a multitude of Missile Ports and Glen Cannons(which were put on by the colonists after the Buff Clan attacked) all over its body allowing it to attack in all directions. The Ideon features a barrier that can protect both itself and the Solo Ship from any attack, but its strength relies solely on the level of Id. If the Id gauge is low, the barrier can be useless. Halfway through the series while at the planet Ajian, the Ideon's pilots discovered a tremendous power in the Ideon's Mini Black Hole cannon. When activated this creates a black hole which sucks in everything around the Ideon. Its power is so great though that it dealt considerable damage to both friend and foe. As powerful as that device is though, its only the third most powerful weapon of the Ideon's. The second is the Ideon swords, two rays of energy that emit from the Ideon's wrists and are powerful enough to chop a planet in two (which they eventually do). Most powerful of all is the Ideon Gun, also known as the Wave Leader Gun, which emits waves of energy that can wipe out planets, fleets, whatever gets in the way with no trouble at all. The one caveat is that these weapons use up a tremendous amount of energy, meaning that they must be used sparingly.
Length: 400 meters
Height: 127 meters
Width: 262 meters
Weight: 49000 tons
Pilot(s): Hatari Naburo
Manufacturer: 6th Civilization(Solo)
Construction Material: Ideonite
Power Source: Id
Features: Normal Engine, Anti-Matter Engine, DS(Dimension Space) Drive
Armaments: Glen Cannon, Missiles
First Appearance: Episode 2
The Solo Ship was originally discovered by archeologists on the Planet Solo while preparing that planet for colonization. The Solo Ship was the second of 2 major archeological finds (the first obviously being the Ideon), found at a second archeological site. When the Buff Clan attacked the Planet Solo and quickly annihilated the planet's capital, New Lopia, the colonists quickly fled to the only place where they could be safe - the Solo Ship. Originally thought to be nothing than a ruin, the Solo Ship quickly responded to the power of 'Id', which emerged due to the start of the war. Using this, the surviving colonists fled the planet Solo in this ship and remained in it until the end of 'The Ideon: Be Invoked' where it is destroyed by the Ganda Rowa
Like the Ideon, the Solo Ship has few weapons of its own at first, but is equipped with various cannons and missile launchers by the colonists who occupy it. Its main defense is the Ideon itself, which can stand right on the deck of the ship and surround the both of them with its powerful barrier. What makes the Solo Ship special and more advanced than anything Earthlings had before is its DS Drive, which enables the Solo Ship to enter Null-Space and travel as fast as any Buff Clan craft.
Armaments: Giant Light Ray Cannon x1
First Appearance: Be Invoked
Developed as part of a secret collaboration between the Ome Foundation and the Buff Clan
military, the Ganda Rowa was the centerpiece of plans to overthrow the Buff Clan Emperor, Zou.
With his premature death and the complete destruction of the Buff Clan homeworld, its sole
purpose became to wipe out the Giant God, Ideon. Although Buff Clan military leader Doba Ajiba had hoped to not use it at all, he found he had no choice as no force, no matter how large, was able to stop the Ideon.
The Ganda Rowa is as powerful as the Ideon, perhaps even more, and is able to destroy a planet 10 times the size of the Buff Clan's home world at a mere 40% of its full strength, as shown in 'The Ideon: Be Invoked'. Its too powerful for its own good however, and it is destroyed from its own power in the final battle with the Ideon.
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