|Birth Date||0035 U.C.|
|Died||November 12, 0083 U.C.|
|Status||Killed in Action|
|Nationality||Principality of Zeon|
|Affiliation||Principality of Zeon|
—The admiral's final words
Aiguille Delaz (エギーユ・デラーズ, Aiguille Delaz) is a fictional character from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
One Year War
Among the many high-ranking officers in the Zeon military, Delaz is one of the most loyal subordinate to Gihren Zabi. As a Captain of a space battle fleet (later known collectively as Delaz Fleet, consisting of the Gwazine-class battleship Gwaden, roughly a dozen Musai-class cruisers, several dozen mobile suits, and assorted supply ships and cargo transporters) during the One Year War, Delaz chose to withdraw from the final battle at A Baoa Qu, forfeiting that hopeless fight in order to strike back at the Earth Federation later on. At his makeshift headquarters, the "Garden of Thorns", in a debris-strewn shoal zone, Delaz promoted himself to Vice Admiral and spent three years gathering his forces for the master plan he calls Operation Stardust, which was duly commenced in UC 0083.
Stardust coupled asymmetrical tactical complexity with collusion from many Zeon-friendly contacts made in the civilian and commercial hierarchies. Combined, these factors allowed Delaz to achieve an immense military and propaganda victory with remnant forces a small fraction of the size of the Zeon fleet.
Delaz's most trusted soldier is Anavel Gato, a Zeon ace from the One Year War. In the intervening years before the launch of Operation Stardust, Delaz firmly imparted upon Gato his fanaticism toward the ideals of Gihren Zabi.
Post Operation Stardust
Delaz had always known that Stardust was a one-way trip, but he strove to meet Stardust's objectives because of his two main goals: to weaken the Federation militarily and "to inspire the next generation of Zeon". Both goals ended as failures despite Stardust's spectacular success. First, although 2/3 of the Federal Fleet was destroyed in the Konpei Island debacle, the Federal Headquarters in Jaburo was still intact. As shown in the PlayStation game Gihren's Greed, Jaburo houses both mobile suit and spaceship production facilities and by the time of the Gryps Conflict, the Federation had seemed to have regained its former strength. Secondly, up to the time of Zeta Gundam and Gundam ZZ, there was no significant Zeon movements and Haman Karn's triumphant return failed to revitalize the old Zeon spirit among the civilian population, even at Zeon's homeland of Side 3. There are speculations that the Spacenoids no longer want anything to do with the fascist Zabi hegemony that Delaz and Haman represented. In addition, Operation Stardust provided Federation's hardline hawk factions the perfect political excuse to form the later feared and oppressive Titans taskforce.