Fon Spaak (フォン・スパーク Fon Supāku?) is one of the main protagonists in Mobile Suit Gundam 00F, Mobile Suit Gundam 00I, Mobile Suit Gundam 00P and Gundam EX A. In Gundam 00F, Fon is a slave Gundam Meister to Celestial Being's Branch Group Fereshte, piloting their upgraded second generation gundams. He later breaks ties with the organization and became an independent Gundam Meister.
Personality & Character
Fon Spaak is a criminal enlisted by Celestial Being to serve as a Gundam Meister for Fereshte. He is prone to violence and destruction that he feels most excited when he's able to raise some hell during battles. He is also highly resistant and problematic when carrying out instructions, which makes him a potential liability in missions. Due to his erratic behaviour and suspicious background, a remote-detonated explosive has been strapped on his neck to keep him under control. He's also handcuffed with electronic bonds, only to be released under Veda's authorization through Hanayo.
Fon has always had a difficult relationship with those in higher authority. He had experienced oppression by the Union since birth that it prompted him to join a retaliatory terrorist group at such a young age. As a terrorist, he was also known to have fall-outs with several of his superiors as he was disgusted by their politics and their cowardly approach in operations. Growing up fighting authority and the status quo made Fon learn of his affinity with anarchism and chaos. He never holds back in doing what he wants and does not hesitate to use destruction to achieve his goals. Matching his chaotic personality, Fon always push people to act on their own accord and respect those who done so. He constantly urge Hanayo and Chall Acustica to made their own decision instead of rely on Veda.
Despite his lesser aspects, he's proven to be a highly intelligent and competent Gundam Meister. While he does not support Celestial Being's ideology, he does believe about the power of the Gundams and their potential to change the world. During his time in Fereshte, he established a rapport and become comradely with his fellow members, earning him a higher degree of trust amongst his peers. Due to the fact that Veda is no longer under the control of Celestial Being, Fon has his freedom and no longer tied to his bonds. Since he's the sort of person that likes to be where the action is, he later left Celestial Being during its hiatus in A.D. 2308.
Skills & Capabilities
Although Fon may have a mischievous personality, he takes combat very seriously. He has in-depth knowledge of mobile suits and can identify strengths and weakness instantaneously. For example, just by using a Second Generation Gundam in Gundam 00P, Fon managed to defeat a Garazzo unit and a Gadessa unit. In Gundam 00F, he claims to see a difference in the velocity of the SVMS-01O Over Flag's linear gun with just a glance of it in action. Then in Gundam 00I, Fon battles three Garazzo units and destroys all of them. Fon is an expert at long-range and melee mobile suit combat. He seems to be one of the few pilots who is good at piloting both GN and non-GN mobile suits besides Setsuna F. Seiei.
In Gundam 00I, Fon managed to access Veda, allowing him tactical knowledge during combat.
Fon Spaak, born as Robark Stad Jr., was the son of Robark Stad Sr. and his wife, a working class couple who worked in one of the resource satellites for the Union. Not much is known about the details of his early childhood, but it was mentioned that the young Robark was exposed to the harsh policies of the Union during the time. This prompts him to join several terrorist groups opposing the Union at a very young age. In 2290s, he became a terrorist residing in the Middle East, where he met the KPSA leader Ali al-Saachez. Young Robark's time there wasn't long, as in A.D. 2299 he was kicked out from the terrorist group he was in for causing unnecessary ruckus. Not much is known about his activities shortly afterwards.
Prior to being recruited by Celestial Being, Fon Spaak, as he was called by his peers, was a hired mercenary, who piloted the AEU mobile armor AEU-MA0707 Agrissa Type 7. In A.D. 2302, while investigating the HRL mobile suit MSJ-06YIII-B Tieren Kyitwo, he learned the existence of the Gundams and Celestial Being. He laid a trap for the GN-XXX Gundam Rasiel, a Gundam active for reconnaissance at the time, but he was ultimately defeated. The Gundam Meister Grave Violento took interest in Fon's insight and tactics, and offered Fon to become a member of Celestial Being, but Fon refused. Despite the order to eliminate all outsiders with knowledge of Celestial Being, Grave would spare Fon and later recommended him to Chall Acustica as a member of the support group, Fereshte. During his mercenary days in A.D. 2302, he suddenly disappeared from the radar with even Veda not knowing his whereabouts.
Fereshte's Gundam Meister
With Grave's recommendation, Veda approved the recruitment of Fon Spaak into Fereshte. After many years of searching, Fereshte later got a hold of the former mercenary and appointed Fon Spaak into their Gundam Meister roster. Due to his terrorist background and questionable loyalty to the organization's ideology, Veda had placed handcuffs and exploding neck strap onto Fon to be able to limit his actions. Hanayo was assigned to release his restrains and to monitor him during missions. While he was in effect a slave Gundam Meister, he voluntarily decided to aid Celestial Being as he would not mind picking a fight with the entire world.
As the Fereshte's Gundam Meister, Fon was assigned to pilot the upgraded versions of Second Generation Gundams. In his first mission, he piloted the GNY-004 Gundam Plutone to act as a distraction and prevent a group of HRL troops from detecting Celestial Being's base in sector CS34. He also supported Lockon Stratos and GN-002/DG014 Gundam Dynames Torpedo in pacifying the base of HRL Orbital Elevator, Heaven's Pillar, using the GNY-002F Gundam Sadalsuud Type F. Fon was also sent to Azadistan during the abduction of Rasa Massoud Rachmadi and piloted the GNY-003F Gundam Abulhool Type F.
In the Taklamakhan entrapment, Fereshte was ordered by Veda not to intervene; Fon slipped in using an AEU-09 AEU Enact. The appearance of new Gundams in the conflict quickly confirmed his suspicions that Veda could be hacked from the outside. Shortly after the supposed meeting with the Ptolemy Crew, the new Gundam Meister team, Team Trinity, went to Fereshte's hideout in space and demanded the GN-000 0 Gundam and its GN Drive under the orders from Veda. Without 0 Gundam's GN Drive, Fereshte's role as a support group was about to be rescinded. Not complying with the Trinity's demand, Fon sortied with Gundam Plutone to fight against them. Due to Fon's resistance against Veda's orders, his explosive neck strap was shortly detonated. Fon was eager to continue fighting despite his injury, but Hanayo hijacked Plutone's system to stop him. She detonated the Plutone as a distraction and maneuvered its Core fighter to CBS-70 Ptolemaios for Fon to be treated.
Upon his recovery, Fon learned about the formation of GN mobile suit squad under the UN Forces. He immediately set out with Hanayo to recover as many supplies as they could from their resource satellites. Before he sortied in GNY-001F Gundam Astraea Type F, Aeolia Schenberg activated the Trans-Am System of the GN Drives. Upon collecting supplies from the fourth resource satellite, Fon confirmed with the crew his suspicion that Veda was continuing to protect their data and access rights despite being taken over by Celestial Being traitor Ribbons Almark. Fereshte shortly learned from Veda about Celestial Being's defeat against the UN Forces in the Battle of Lagrange 1. Scavenging at the aftermath, Fon and Hanayo retrieved Kyrios' GN Drive.
After the defeat of Celestial Being, Fon Spaak roamed the world to witness the unification being carried out by the UN Forces. It was during this point when "Eye of Veda" Hixar Fermi and Hayana appeared and stole the Gundam Sadalsuud Type F from Fereshte. Despite his orders to retrieve the Gundam, Fon did not pursue after them as he was interested in how Hixar would use his privileges from Veda to change the world.
Fon, who made it into outer space, reactivated the factory ship Euclides. Hixar, who had followed Fon for betraying Fereshte, tries to prevent him with the Gundam Sadalsuud. On the other hand, Fon mercilessly attacks him with the Astraea Type F2 in Trans-Am mode. Hixar also activates Trans-Am and fights back with the Sadalsuud. Suddenly, a black Gundam Plutone appears.
In Chapter 17, the pilot of Black Plutone is Bring Stabity. Black Plutone does not intend to stir up trouble. It’s only a prototype machine (for Gadessa). Bring, who explains how to regain access to data in Veda, offers to collaborate with Fon. And in that instant, Fon realizes that he isn’t human. It would be impossible to determine that an Innovator, which is based on human DNA, isn't human from their outward appearance, but Fon came to that conclusion anyway. Fon announces a plan to attach an engine to an asteroid to drop it on Earth. Astraea F and Black Plutone are sortied as guards for the asteroid. Fon intentionally shows Bring his back to agitate him, but Bring doesn’t bite and goes after Hixar. Seeing this state of affairs, Fon scoffs at him “Are your orders from above that absolute? Crying the name innovator” In Chapter 18, Ribbons and Regene were inspecting Fon’s plan .Bring said that it’s part of Aeolia’s plan. By dropping an asteroid and causing damage on a global scale, the angered masses would support the government’s armed forces reorganization plan. If that happened, humanity’s will, would unite and the plan could proceed to the next stage. And so, shouldn’t we just leave Fon alone? Regene concludes. In Chapter 19, Fon battles the Black Innovator versions of Gundams Astraea, Sadalsuud, Abulhool and Plutone. Now in Chapter 20, Fon Spaak takes down the Gundams Astraea, Sadalsuud, Abulhool and Plutone single handily by himself using Trans-Am. Fon Spaak land on Celestial Being to search for Veda. Once he found Veda and he talks to Ribbons. Ribbons says, "Veda is the main terminal core, but there is one spare. I was preparing to move the main features already there." Fon begins to smile and it’s the last thing we see of him till Gundam 00I.
Return of Fon Spaak
In AD 2311, Chall Acustica, Eco Calore, and Sherilyn Hyde disbanded Fereshte in order to assist Celestial Being with the development of the 00 Gundam. Hixar and Hayana left Celestial Beings base to travel around in search of Fon. Fon abandons the Gundam Astraea Type F2 in order for Fereshte to recover the original GN Drive; however he does keep the Black Astraea, Sadalsuud, Abulhool and Plutone for his own use and equipped them with lots of armaments and modifications. He even goes as far as to change the color scheme of the Black Gundams’ to that of the new color scheme used by Fereshte.
The special edition of Gundam 00P chapter 1 takes place after Chapter 6 of Gundam 00V. Fon Spaak piloting Gundam Astraea Type F went to Lagrange Point L2 saying that there's "something" there. He comes across Bring Stability in the GNZ-005 Garazzo and Hiling Care in the GNZ-003 Gadessa. Fon Spaak badly beats Bring and Hiling in battle. After Ribbons seized Veda, Hanayo intentionally blocked the data upload, as a result the news of this was not sent to Ribbons. The "something" Fon mentions is CBS Celestial Being. Fon was able to restart the main Veda terminal, but the data could not be restored to its original state. However, the data gathered in Ribbon's Veda was upgraded.
Fon Spaak first appeared in chapter 8 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00I. While Celestial Beings' members Chall Acustica and Sherilyn Hyde were admiring the repairs of Gundam Rasiel being rebuild from the Black Gundam Rasiel. Fon roared laughing inside a space ship after having set the pseudo GN Drives into the remodeled Black Gundams’ that he stole from the battle with Innovators. In chapter 10, he goes off while piloting Gundam Astraea Type F and battles a squad of GN-XIII which he easily destroyed. Then Beside Pain in the 1 Gundam went out and stood in front of him. However, Fon smiled saying, "The personal data of this guy named Leif is inside my Veda." Then Fon in Gundam Astraea Type F battles Beside Pain piloting 1 Gundam, but it ended quickly after Beside Pain receives serious damage and had to withdraw. Later on, Fon was seen with Chall and Telicyra Herfi sending an Innovade for medical treatment. Later on Fon crushes the facility where Beside Pain is hiding with the GN Hammer.
Battling the Innovades
Fon Spaak piloting Gundam Astraea Type F battles Beside Pain. Fon declared that he's trying to get involved in the gathering of the six comrades that Leif is trying to recruit. The battle was interrupted by three GNZ-005 Garazzo sent by Regene to support Beside. Fon battles the three Garazzos’ and defeats them, while Beside retreats. Later on Beside Pain after remodeling CB-001 1 Gundam to CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam he destroys Earth Sphere Federation troops and started a battle with Hixar Fermi. Hearing this news, Fon went in to prepare to sorties to the battle with GNY-001F/HS-A01D Gundam Avalanche Astraea Type F'.
In Gundam 00P: File No.S03 Red Avalanche continues was it left off; Hanayo detected an odd energy stream flowing from a lunar base on the moon. Hanayo advices Fon that there is a big chance that it's a trap for him, but Fon says, "I will go to confirm if it's a trap" and sorties in the Gundam Avalanche Astraea Type F'. Two GNMA-Y0001 Empruss mass production types that were protecting the lunar base attacks Fon Spaak. Fon shakes free from the enemy, and the Avalanche Astraea F Dash entered into the moon base. But not soon after, there was a huge energy reaction that appeared from the moon base. The moon base explodes. "I can stand a few seconds of the explosion," and Fon pushes on in the explosion. The two Empruss waiting outside were completely destroyed by the Avalanche Astraea F Dash. A few hours later, the Avalanche Astraea F Dash safely returned. Hanayo asks Fon, "Why did you go even if you knew it was a trap?” Fon replies, "Because it was a trap set for me. In short, it was something made so that I won't get bored. I had no choice but to answer the invitation." Hanayo could not understand why Fon was laughing, but she pitied the enemies who tried to trap him.
Gathering the Six Comrades
In chapter 12, Fon with Hanayo treated Leif in the Euclides. Leif, Telicyra, Fon and Hixar meet again in space. Fon pointed out that it’s funny that after they find the six, Leif’s and Telicyra’s abilities which are for gaining the six comrades, become useless. Telicyra answered, "When the six companions are completed, then an additional ability is added to me and Leif. Even after the six companions are gathered, our current ability can still be used." Furthermore, Fon hints that there may be a possibility that, "The six does not include Telicyra and Leif". Fon laughs loudly and says, "I have understood what Veda's objective is!" Since Fon Spaak has managed to get access to Veda, allowing him to have some knowledge of what really is going on.
Leif and the rest selected Regene Regetta to be one of the six comrades and awakened him. Regene who is now in full control of his ability to control all machines that are installed with GN Drives and uses his power to control GRM Gundam to attack the group, but Fon quickly ran over to stop him. Fon grappled Regene and chocked him till Regene's awakening completed the gathering of the six comrades. Veda tells each one of them the true purpose of the gathering of the six comrades. Their role is to become the new observers and to perfect Aeolia Schenberg's three part plan GN Drive, Veda, and Innovators. Regene sends Beside piloting 1.5 Gundam to attack Leif and the rest, but he was killed by Hixar. To prevent Regene from harming them again, Hermiya uses her ability to manifests itself or to reset the memories of other Innovades. She invokes her power to erase all memory of Regene's involvement with the six comrades.
Regene no longer one of six comrades Fon Spaak takes his place. 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 other’s mobile suits, but eventually Leif is apparently able to win back control of his body eliminating Beside from his mind. In the epilogue of Gundam 00I, Fon Spaak and Hanayo try to evolve themselves for the coming dialogue.
Main article: Celestial Being
- Gundam Meisters
- Setsuna F. Seiei
- Although they never made direct contact, Fon stated that he respected Setsuna the most out of the main Gundam Meisters. Noting how Setsuna had his own vision of the world and worked toward achieving that, instead of simply working for Veda's goal.
- Chall Acustica
- Hixar Fermi
Main article: Innovators (Innovade Group)
- Ribbons Almark
Main article: KPSA
- Ali al-Saachez
- Fon Spaak seems to recognize Ali al-Saachez while pursuing him with Abulhool Type F, dismissing Ali as a relic of the past Solar Wars.
Fon makes an appearance in the psp game, "SD Gundam G Generation Over World" piloting his Gundam Astraea Type F2.