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Genetic Type
  • Oldtype
Hair Color
  • Light Blue
  • 20
Birth Date
  • Female
Love Interests
  • Mobile Suit Test Pilot
  • Mobile Suit Pilot
Mobile Weapons

Aina Sahalin (アイナ・サハリン Aina Saharin?, "Inah Sakhalin") is the deuteragonists of Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team. She is a test pilot for the Apsalus Project, and the younger sister of Ginias Sahalin.

Personality & Character

Aina is a member of Zeon's aristocratic Sahalin family, along with her older brother Ginias. She looks up tp Sahalin family friend Captain Norris Packard as a surrogate father figure. Aina serves as a test pilot for her brother Ginias' developments, and is recognized as an ace. Despite her status and talent, she shows concern for her soldiers' lives. Although she's technically only a test pilot for most of the series, only Ginias outranks her at the Zeon base.


Meeting Shiro

Aina and Shiro Amada first meet on the battlefield, in a short battle in which Shiro in a RB-79K Ball Type K takes on Aina and her MS-06RD-4 Zaku High Mobility Test Type amidst a debris field. Their mobile weapons destroyed in the encounter, the two flee into a nearby ruined hulk of a sunk Magellan battleship. Their first run in once inside the ship is a hostile one, but Shiro, after shooting a hole in her space suit, realizes that they must work together if they are to survive. During their attempt to return to their respective sides, Aina and Shiro form an unexpected bond, which is shown when Aina lends Shiro her personal pocket watch because Shiro's watch has been smashed. He keeps the watch for most of the series after forgetting to give it back to Aina as they part ways.

Apsalus Trials

After returning to her brother's base on Earth, Aina begins test piloting the massive Apsalus I Mobile Armor,

Aina piloting the Apsalus I

created by her engineering genius brother Ginias Sahalin. Unknowingly, Aina and Shiro's 08th Mobile Suit Team have a couple of run ins. On their second encounter, during the 08th MS Team's attempt to capture the Apsalus II, Shiro latches onto the mobile armor as it attempts to escape, prompting Aina to inform him that such an action will likely result in both their deaths. To his surprise, Shiro realizes the voice is that of Aina's, and he makes contact with her high above a mountain range, with his mobile suit still attached to the Apsalus II. Eventually this whole process sends the two off course and crashing into the mountains during a snowstorm. During their descent, Shiro proclaims his love for Aina as he is on the verge of death. Shiro, however, luckily manages to halt the Apsalus's fall. During

Aina trapped in the mountains

their time spent in this canyon, both begin to show their affection for one another, but at the same time are forced to deal with the conflictions of their respective sides, ultimately keeping them apart. Shiro returns Aina her watch and both are consequently rescued by their own parties. Aina attempts to cover for Shiro by claiming he was killed, but to Aina's dismay, Ginias is aware of her relationship, thanks to a recon photo taken right before her rescue, as well as her more feminine ways of dress and demeanor of a woman in love.

Final Confrontation with Earth Federation

During the final Federation assault on the Zeon base at the end of the series, Aina takes off in the completed Apsalus III with her brother in a failed attempt to cover a Zeon med-evac transport's escape during a temporary cease fire. Ginias botches her plan by firing during the launch, resulting in the Federation shooting down the transport during its escape in retaliation. Aina, in her own process of retribution, is caught off guard by Shiro's abrupt appearance in his heavily damaged Ez8 Gundam. She takes heed to him and attempts to convince Ginias to surrender, but her brother's sheer conviction to destroy Jaburo and the Federation prompts him to shoot her instead. As she falls out of the cockpit, Shiro catches her with his mobile suit. As Aina snaps out of unconsciousness, she and Shiro discover that her watch had actually stopped the bullet from penetrating into her chest. In order to end the conflict once and for all, the two decide that their only remaining option is to kill Ginias and destroy the Apsalus together with Ez8. They manage to crush the cockpit of the Apsalus III as it fires one last devastating particle cannon shot, destroying the Federal Forces mobile battleship and seemingly killing both Aina and Shiro in the process.


It is later revealed that both had indeed survived. She and Shiro escape to the mountains and start a life together in a small log cabin, free from the obligations of war that had been forced upon them. When Kiki Rosita and Michel Ninorich find them, Aina is pregnant with Shiro's child.


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The 08th MS Team characters
Earth Federation 08th MS Team Shiro Amada | Karen Joshua | Eledore Massis | Terry Sanders Jr. | Michel Ninorich
Jidan Nickard | Kojima | Isan Ryer | Sally | Rob | Pietro | Mike | Jacob | Alice Miller
Principality of Zeon Aina Sahalin | Ginias Sahalin | Norris Packard | Yuri Kellerne | Cynthia | Bone Abust | Topp | Arth | Dell | Barry | Masado | Nielba | Runen | Walter Janowitz | Military Woman (Kergerenko)
Others Guerillas Kiki Rosita | Baresto Rosita | Chibi | Hige | Noppo
Civilians Maria | B.B.
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