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Londo Bell is the Earth Federation Forces' special forces unit in during the UC 0090s. It formed not long after the First Neo Zeon War. It was created to replace the Titans. It was the primary Federation group to see combat in Char's Counterattack.

History

Londo Bell was established on March 21, U.C.0090, after the First Neo Zeon War, and was tasked with investigating and fighting anti-Earth Federation activities. Its headquarters were located in Londenion in Side 1, and among the organization's ranks were former AEUG and Karaba members. Londo Bell was first commanded by Bright Noa, with its mobile suit combat squads led by ace pilot Amuro Ray. In the event of a major insurgency such as a Zeon uprising, the Londo Bell would respond as the tip of the Federation's spear.

In UC 0093, former Zeon officer/AEUG leader Char Aznable returned, after being missing-in-action following the Gryps War. After occupying the refugee colony Sweetwater without firing a single shot, he publicly declared himself the new leader of Neo Zeon, and shortly thereafter started a new war against the Federation. As a countermeasure, the military rapidly increased the size of the Londo Bell in anticipation of the Second Neo Zeon War, which began in March UC 0093, backed by high-level government official John Bauer. During this conflict, the Londo Bell was comprised of three Clop-class cruisers: the Ra Zyme, the Ra Kiem and the Ra Chutter, along with the flagship Ra Cailum. Its mobile suit squadrons consisted of 18 RGM-89 Jegans, a RGZ-91 Re-GZ and Amuro's personal unit, the RX-93 ν Gundam. The Londo Bell was the only active group that saw major action against Char's Neo-Zeon, chronicled in the full-length animated film Char's Counterattack, although Federation reinforcements were dispatched to assist much later on.

By UC 0096, as told in the serial novel and OVA Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Londo Bell re-commissioned the AEUG's Nahel Argama battleship, the same vessel used during the First Neo Zeon War. The Nahel Argama was equipped with 8 RGZ-95 ReZELs, 5 Jegans, and 1 MSN-001A1 Delta Plus. The task force's fleet size, however is unknown, though it is likely larger following the Second Neo Zeon War. Despite facing hardened veterans and fierce resistance, the Londo Bell dealt a decisive blow to the Neo Zeon remnant known as "The Sleeves", and destroyed their shipyards, insurgency cells as well as most of their fleet.

During the UC 0120s, the Londo Bell saw some action against the Crossbone Vanguard. While the specifics are unknown, the Londo Bell possessed two RX-99 Neo Gundams, although both were destroyed in a battle against the Crossbone Vanguard while serving aboard the Bladewood battleship. The Londo Bell's size at this time was unknown and was never mentioned again after the Cosmo Babylonia Wars.

Methods

Londo Bell's personnel included ex-AEUG and ex-Karaba members, many of whom served under Bright previously. Due to bitter memories of the conflict fought against the Titans, the unit strove to carry out their missions in strict accordance with the Rules of Engagement. Prior to the Second Neo Zeon War, this task force spent most of its time inspecting colonies for remnant Zeon supporters. Unfortunately, both Londo Bell and Federation intelligence failed to anticipate the new threat due due to lack of manpower, and the extent to which space colony citizens supported Char's new Neo Zeon movement.

Equipment

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Spacecraft

Known Members

  • Yuu Kajima - a surviving veteran of the One Year War.
  • Chan Agi - is a technical officer for Londo Bell who helps Amuro.
  • Bright Noa - the former captain of the White Base, who fought with Londo Bell during the Second Neo Zeon movement.
  • Amuro Ray - who has served with Bright Noa many times in the past.
  • Riddhe Marcenas - is a pilot of a RGZ-95 ReZEL.
  • Otto Midas - is a captain of the Nahel Argama.
  • Mihiro Oiwakken - is an officer aboard the Nahel Argama.
  • Liam Borrinea - is a female officer.
  • Kayra Su - is a mobile suit pilot in the Second Neo Zeon movement.
  • Astonaige Medoz - is a technical officer who served in the Gryps Conflict, First and Second Neo Zeon movements.
  • Nigel Garrett - Ace pilot and leader of the Tri-Stars mobile suit team.
  • Fei Roshenade (non-canon) - Appears in Another Century's Episode 3: The Final.

In Other Media

Outside of the Gundam franchise, particularly in video games, Londo Bell is the name given to the combined group of playable characters and units composed of many Universal Century Gundam characters and their allies from other animated franchises, dedicated to fighting dangerous (and arguably, evil) factions in the games. Still headed by Bright, this is most prevalent in the Super Robot Wars series and is used extensively in the Classic Timeline and some of its handheld incarnations.

In the Classic Super Robot Wars timeline, Londo Bell was created from the 13th Autonomous Corps following the defeat of the original Divine Crusaders. Like their animated counterpart, they were horribly underfunded and understaffed (when you begin Super Robot Wars 3, you're only given the RX-78-2 Gundam, a RX-77-2 Guncannon, a handful of RGM-79 GM, and the Super Robots Mazinger-Z, Aphrodate A and a woefully underpowered Prototype Getter Robo), forcing the group to recruit other pilots once it becomes apparent that the Divine Crusaders still exist. The group sticks together until the end of the "third" Super Robot War in Super Robot Wars 4/4S/F and F Final.

Londo Bell also appears in the Super Robot Wars Alpha timeline. However, Londo Bell soon joins with other teams, such as the Preventers and the Gutsy Geoid/Galaxy Guard (of King of Braves GaoGaiGar fame) to become the Alpha Numbers.

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Universal Century Nations and Factions
Earth Federation
Earth Federation Forces | Titans | New Desides | Londo Bell | ECOAS | Phantom Sweep Corps | Federation Survey Service | League Militaire | Man Hunting Attachment
Zeon
Autonomous Republic of Munzo | Principality of Zeon | Axis Zeon | Neo Zeon | Glemy Faction | Republic of Zeon | Delaz Fleet | Mars Zeon/Oldsmobile | ReZeon | Midnight Fenrir Corps | Chimera Corps | Invisible Knights
Anti-Earth Federation Movements
Anti Earth Union Group | Karaba | Mufti
Other
Crossbone Vanguard | Cosmo Babylonia | Jupiter Empire | Jupiter Energy Fleet | Riah Republic | Zanscare Empire/BESPA | Congress of Settlement Nations | Metatron/Zi Zeon
Non-Governmental Organizations
Anaheim Electronics | Buch Concern | Colony Public Corporation | Hervic Company | SNRI | Flanagan Institute | Minovsky Physics Society | MIP | Newtype Research Institute | Vist Foundation | Zimmad | Zeonic | List of Universal Century companies

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