Vice-Foreign Minister of the Earth Federation Adenauer Paraya (アデナウアー・パラヤ?) is a fictional character from the movie Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack. He is an Earth Federation minister sent to broker a deal with Char Aznable into disarmament talks at Londenion.
The Disarmament talks
After Char sent Fifth Luna crashing into Lhasa, Tibet, Adenaur was dispatched to Side 1's Londenion to negotiate the peace talks between the Earth Federation and Char's Neo Zeon movement. Before he could get into space, he had to rein in his rebellious daughter, Quess Paraya, whom was at the time trying to learn how to acquire Newtype powers. After being caught by the police, Quess has a fight with Adenaur's lover, whom suddenly leaves before going to the spaceport. Mad at this revelation, Adenaur bumps Bright Noa's family at the spaceport, only allowing Hathaway Noa to get aboard the shuttle using his diplomatic clout.
When the shuttle inadvertently drifts into a battle between Londo Bell and Neo Zeon en route to space and had to be rescued, Adenaur again used his diplomatic clout to force Bright Noa to not reveal his presence on the Ra Cailum and order him to head towards Side 1.
At Londenion, the main goal was to negotiate a peace treaty and disarmament of the Neo Zeon fleet at Sweetwater and hand over the fleet to Federation authorities at Luna II. In return, Char would acquire the Axis Asteroid as compensation.
Satisfied with how the negotiations went, Adenaur boarded an Earth Federation ship to oversee the disarmament of the Neo Zeon fleet at Luna II without his daughter (whom already had defected to the Neo Zeon movement without his knowledge). However, when the fleet massed at Luna II is revealed to be a dummy fleet consisting of a few real ships interspersed with a number of explosive balloon decoys, the ship carrying Adenaur is sent into battle with Neo Zeon forces at Axis. In the heat of battle, the captain of the ship ordered Adenaur into an escape pod for his own safety despite the protests of Adenaur. Moments before he is shoved into an escape pod, "Quess Air" in a MSN-03 Jagd Doga destroys the ship's main bridge with her father in it, killing him.
He is probably named after Konrad Adenauer, the first chancellor of the modern German state and the term pariah (a person that society has rejected.) In yet another World War II reference in the Gundam franchise, his actions and tribulations resemble to a certain extent those of Neville Chamberlain: he made peace with an autocrat who then ignores the peace agreement, while the democratic leader loses his job, even though Neville Chamberlain himself did not die because of that.