|Status||Killed in Action|
|Affiliation||Celestial Being (00P-S2)|
|Occupation||Mobile Suit Pilot|
Beside Pain (ビサイド・ペイン Bisaido Pein?) is a fictional character in the side stories of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Beside is an Innovade who first appeared in Mobile Suit Gundam 00P as a MS pilot of CBY-001 1 Gundam. He was later featured in the manga, Mobile Suit Gundam 00I, and in Mobile Suit Gundam 00V.
Personality & Characteristics
Beside Pain is a young man with the same basic genetic pattern of Ribbons Almark. Like Ribbons, Beside Pain shares the belief that Innovades are superior to humans. As combat-type Innovade, he values his existence beyond any living things. Their shared belief once led them to work together, being trusted by Ribbons to the facilities that developed the CBY-001 1 Gundam and the GN Drive Taus. However, Beside rejects the idea of letting humans carry out Aeolia Schenberg's Plan. With Ribbons advocating the appointment of humans for Gundam Meisters, Besides took it upon himself to oppose the idea. He staged the Plutone Incident (00P Season 1), and even attempted to sabotage the Gundam Meister recruitment in 2302 AD (00P Season 2).
In side stories, Beside showed a somewhat control freak behavior and becomes very frustrated when his plans do not go perfectly. This behaviour led to his defeat at the hands of the dying Grave Violento, setting back his whole plan until 10 years later. In his return, even with the First Stage of Aeolia's Plan already achieved, Beside still hoped that he could restart the Plan all over again, and remake it in his own view. Using the 1 Gundam and his abilities, he planned to overthrow Ribbons and be the one to lead Aeolia's Plan to its completion.
Skills & Abilities
Like Ribbons, Beside can transfer himself into another body if his current one is in danger, however Beside's body transfer seems to take a little longer. He also has the "Install" ability which forces a limited amount of his personal data into another Innovade in order to control their body.
Beside Pain's first known action was his usage of the "Install" ability on Hexar Femi and controlling Hexar to shoot Grave with special poisonous nano-machines. He made his first appearance when Meister 874 launched in Artemie Gundam to investigate. After disrupting her Trial System, Beside deactivated his GN cloak and revealed himself to her. Beside confessed to Meister 874 that he was the pilot of 1 Gundam and shot Artemie through the chest. Beside Pain was killed when Grave arrived to help Meister 874. Beside's "Install" ability failed because Grave was not connected to Veda, and because of that Grave was able to fatally attack 1 Gundam. Beside tried to transfer his body, but since he did not have enough time only a small part of his data was transfered. This partial transfer led to the creation of Leif Recitativo.
Beside Pain first appeared in chapter 9, Beside takes over Leif's body, searches information that was sent from Veda. Among there is the information about the former member of Fereshte, the traitor called Traitor A13, Fon Spaak. Beside sees this, and sorties in the CB-001 1 Gundam. Beside finds Fon Spaak annihilating a force of GN-XIII.Beside Pain has the ability to copy his own personality and memory to another body. Beside Pain in the 1 Gundam attacks Fon Spaak and his Gundam Astraea Type F2, which he receives serious injuries and had to withdraw from the battlefield. Then he transplanted his personal data to a reserve body and wanted to fight Fon Spaak once more. The body he left behind is being treated by Telicyra using the Innovade medical treatment data sent by Chall.
Battling Celestial Being
Beside Pain battles Fon Spaak, but it was interrupted by three GNZ-005 Garazzo sent by Regene to support him. Beside retreats, while Fon battles the three Garazzos and defeats them. Beside who was remodeling CB-001 1 Gundam to CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam in a concealed factory in the orbital elevator where he dreams of piloting 1.5 Gundam and defeating Ribbons Almark. He was surprised that the data was not being downloaded from Veda. He noticed that since his body was exchanged, he was being recognized by Veda as a different existence. Unbeknownst to him, Hixar knew where to find Beside from the information Veda sent. Then Hixar destroyed the data entry of Beside, hence Beside's different recognition to eda. Because of this, he started to think of regaining Leif's body to get back access from Veda. . Beside piloting 1.5 Gundam destroys some GNX-609T GN-XIII units and started a battle with Hixar Fermi piloting GN-XXX Gundam Rasiel. He uses the Alvaaron Cannon which has a limit of one pseudo GN Drive to take down Gundam Rasiel. With the help of Hayana piloting GNR-000 GN Sefer. Hixar denied the support of Hanaya, as he wanted to settle this personal matter alone. He makes an effort to get close to Beside and engage it with his beam saber. Beside defeats Hixar and pulls him out of his cockpit. He holds him down and took out a gun. Then Beside Pain took control of his body and gave him a gun to kill himself. Hixar pulls the trigger, but nothing happen Beside gave Hixar an empty gun then Beside leaves.
Getting Back Leif
Beside is concerned with how to regain the body of Leif Recitativo. Later on Beside in the 1.5 Gundam attacks the mansion of Telicyra Herfi, but Lars Grise's power of controlling machines took control of the 1.5 Gundam. Beside reluctantly leaves. In space, Beside battles Hixar piloting GNY-002F Gundam Sadalsuud Type F. Beside uses the Alvaaron Cannon Mode of 1.5 Gundam to destroy Gundam Sadalsuud Type F. Hixar uses a Haro in the cockpit to set his Gundam Sadalsuud Type F on auto drive system and lets 1.5 Gundam destroy it.
Hixar then jumped into the accompanying GN Sefer, which slams into 1.5 Gundam. Hixar leaps out and opens the cockpit. Both he and Beside aim their guns at each other. Hixar is quicker and shoots Beside several times through his visor which kills him. Leif now piloting the 1.5 Gundam heads toward the top of the orbital elevator. Then Beside takes over Leif's body once again, but he is interrupted by Fon Spaak. Fon piloting Gundam Avalanche Astraea Type F' battles 1.5 Gundam. Both Fon and Beside shoot off each others mobile suits then Astraea destroys the binders of the 1.5 Gundam. Telicyra uses his ability to awaken Leif who was able to win back control of his body eliminating Beside from his mind.
Main article: Innovators (Group)
- Regene Regetta
- Beside Pain has received help from Regene Regetta in Gundam 00I. First when Beside Pain battles Fon Spaak, but it was interrupted by three GNZ-005 Garazzo sent by Regene to support him. Beside retreats, while Fon battles the three Garazzos. He even helps Beside Pain remodeling CB-001 1 Gundam to CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam in a concealed factory. Regene and Beside don't have anything in common expect both want to take down Ribbons.