Personality & Character
Skills & Abilities
|“||The pilot doesn't have much experience with that Mobile Armor. But the game...has just begun!||”|
—Quentin Fermo on Arlette's piloting skills,
Arlette enjoyed handling machinery at a young age, and thus developed skills as a mechanic as studied MS maintenance at the Flanagan Institute. These skills were noted by Char Aznable, who had been impressed by her high test marks.
Arlette had been mobile suit mechanic since a young child, often working with Char Aznable's mobile suits. Arlette was raised in the Flanagan Institute, where she was subjected to inhumane experimentation alongside other children. As a suspected Newtype, she spent many years being tested for her abilities. However, she was unable to meet the institute's expectations, and could her results were only on par with ordinary pilots, and following subsequent unfavorable test results, she became a candidate for disposal.
However, at the same time Lalah Sune and Char had been visiting the Flanagan Institute, Char took note of her exceptional engineering skills, and offered her a chance to become his mobile suit mechanic. She later was assigned to the Maharaja Khan Memorial Research Institute, to help develop MS, where she met Danton Hyleg, a test pilot.
After the end of the Second Neo Zeon War, she hid her identity and moved to Side 6 with Danton Hyleg. However, when Mehmet Merca of the Earth Federation "Mastema" forces asks of her to join him in investigating Axis, following the events of Laplace's Box, she accepts, wanting to find out what had happened to Char, who disappeared following "Axis Shock" at the end of the Second Neo Zeon War.
Arlette met Danton when the two were assigned to develop and test MS at the Maharaja Khan Memorial Research Institute at Side 6. The two would eventually follow each other, through various Zeon movements. Following the end of the Second Neo Zeon War the two moved back to Side 6, and lived quiet lives together, running a dry cleaning business. Arlette looks up to Danton as a father figure.
To Arlette, Char is both an idol and a substitute father, who had given her hope after her days living and being experimented upon in the Flanagan Institute.