Leonard Fiennes (レナード・ファインズ Renādo Fainzu?) is a fictional character in the side stories of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. In Mobile Suit Gundam 00P, Leonard is introduced as a young Super Soldier who is pilot testing the MSJ-06YIII-B Tieren Kyitwo with his partner Delphine Bedelia for the Human Reform League. He later reappears in Mobile Suit Gundam 00I 2314 as a Gundam Meister for Celestial Being, with codename Leo Sieg (レオ・ジーク Reo Jīku?), piloting the GN-006/SA Cherudim Gundam SAGA, the GN-007/AL Arios Gundam Ascalon, and the GNZ-001 GRM Gundam. By A.D. 2314, he evolves into an Innovator and was one of the pilots of GNW-100A Sakibure in A.D. 2364.
Personality & Character
Leonard Fiennes is emotional and kindhearted. He deeply cares for those near him, especially Delphine, and wouldn't want them to be hurt physically and emotionally. He doesn't like killing people and tries to avoid fatally hitting an enemy unit during battles.
Skills & AbilitiesThe front seat pilot of the Tieren Kyitwo, Leonard Fiennes was sent from the Super Soldier Special Duty Organization to become a test pilot despite only being 7 years old. Among the Kyitwo pilots, Leonard was responsible in the Mobile Suit movement and pointing enemy location for his partner Delphine to gun down. Leonard on the surface shows to be lacking apparent skills due to his low enemy kill percentage. However, Leonard in reality has an incredible Quantum Brainwaves, having superior reflexes and mental awareness. He was able to stand up against Gundam Rasiel and dodge all of its attacks in most of their duels. His low battle hit percentage was due to him deliberately avoiding hitting an enemy, as he tends to avoid killing people.
In the 10-year gap since his encounter with Celestial Being, Leonard joins the paramilitary organization's branch Fereshete. Leonard presumably received additional training from Celestial Being members and knowledge of how to pilot GN Drive powered MS. Later in A.D. 2314, Leonard becomes an Innovator and gained all of the abilities accompanied with it (heightened reflexes, increased lifespan, increased QBW usage). He was also infected by the ELS, but it is unknown if this granted him other abilities.
Gundam 00P Second Season
In A.D. 2302, Leonard, together with Delphine Bedelia, was assigned into the HRL Next Generation Technology Development Laboratory. Their missions were to pursue escaped Super Soldiers and to test pilot the MSJ-06YIII-B Tieren Kyitwo. Upon witnessing the Gundam Rasiel, they were then assigned to capture the Gundam. During their first encounter with it, despite being able to dodge all of the Sefer Rasiel's attack and shoot down most of its bits, they were still overwhelmed by the Proto Bit's numbers. They have no choice but to retreat. After the battle, Leonard was shown trembling in the thought of the Gundam and its Bit's attacks.
Leonard and Delphine continued to pursue the Gundam. During their pursuit, they engaged against the AEU mercenary Fon Spaak, who also sought to fight the Rasiel. Leonard was shaken in fear while fighting the mercenary as Fon was too eager to fight. During their battle, Fon let his Hellion Medium to be shot down, to force the Rasiel Gundam to appear, but Leonard immediately retreated in the middle of the fight after sensing the enemy's true intention.
During their hunt for escaped Super Soldiers, they encountered Hallelujah. The sight of the man with golden eye affected Leonard's Quantum Brainwaves. Delphine and Hallelujah was on the stand off when Leonard asked Hallelujah to leave and not let Delphine shoot. He didn't want Delphine to kill a person. Halleujah didn't want to comply, but Leonard threatened to wake Allelujah up, which forced Hallelujah to leave.
On their final duel with the Gundam Rasiel, the pilot Grave Violento, sent them the location of the battle. There, he told them about the existence of his organization and his orders to eliminate them to uphold their secrecy. In the fight, Leonard came into resolve of hitting the enemy to capture the Gundam, but they were still defeated. The Gundam pilot let them live, and because of the kindness of the pilot, Leonard was inspired to seek out Grave and ask him to let him become his comrade.
Gundam 00I 2314
By A.D. 2314, Leonard and Delphine were members of Celestial Being. Leonard, as Leo Sieg, became the new Gundam Meister of the Fereshte. During the 10 year gap, Leonard lost his left arm and it was replaced by prosthetic one. While Delphine with Hayana are retrieving the GNT-0000 00 Qan[T]'s GN Drives from Jupiter, Leonard was conducting missions for Fereshte. It was not long before the Europa arrived from Jupiter.
After the Europa was destroyed by the GNMA-Y0002V Gadelaza and its debris fell to Earth, strange phenomena happened all around the world. Leo was sent to investigate around one of the debris crashing sites. While in mission, Leo witnessed a young girl assimilated with silver crystals by an unknown man. Suddenly, Innovade Lars Grise arrived on the scene and tried to shoot the suspicious figure, but Leo stopped him. The man went back into the girl's house and break out in the form of an airplane. Leo gave chase with the Arios Ascalon and destroyed the target.
Later, Chall gave Leo a mission to destroy a base that had been damaged by the aliens, now known as the Extraterrestrial Living-metal Shape-shifter, or ELS. Leo destroyed the base with Arios Ascalon's GN Missiles, but the ELS debris stuck on the suit started to assimilate the Gundam. Leo quickly escaped, but the Arios Ascalon was completely assimlated by the ELS. Just then, Lars Grise appeared once again and rescued Leo. Leo was later picked up by Delphine and together, using their old Tieren Kyitwo, they destroyed the ELS Arios Ascalon. Eventually, the increased forces of the ELS came out from Jupiter's Big Red Spot, causing Leo and all others with QBW's to get severe headaches.Leo later launched in the GRM Gundam to fight ELS alongside the ESF. The ELS managed to breach the ESF ultimate defense line and headed toward the Quantum Brainwave Facility on the Orbital Rings, which held all those people with potential Quantum Brainwaves. Leo noticed this and lured the ELS probes away using his QBW. He fought valiantly, but eventually the GRM Gundam was hit by three ELS GN-XIV's. Leonard's Gundam was almost assimilated by the ELS when fellow Meister Setsuna F. Seiei teleported to the ELS homeworld, stopping the ELS hostilities.
After the ELS War, Leo became an Innovator, thanks to the infused ELS; his left arm was also restored. The assimilation also transformed the damaged GRM Gundam into the GRM Gundam E, which Leo would later used in the Innovator War to fight against the Old Human faction's Gadelazas. In A.D. 2364, Leo would join the Innovator Crew of Sumeragi, piloting the GNW-100A Sakibure, in exploring the vast universe.
Human Reform League
Main article: Human Reform League
- Delphine Bedelia
- Delphine is a partner of Leonard since his days in HRL Next Generation Development Facility. He considers her as a special person in his life.
Main article: Celestial Being
- Grave Violento
- Leonard faced Grave numerous times during his hunt for the Gundam Rasiel. Grave's kindness and compassion made the young Leonard inspired to be a member of Celestial Being.
Notes & Trivia
- Leonard is the only known super soldier that doesn't have two personalities.