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Anime
Game

Voice Actor

Japanese
English

Profile

Genetic Type
  • Natural
Blood-Type
  • O
Height
  • 170 cm5.577 ft
    66.929 in
Weight
  • 63 kg138.891 lb (SEED)
  • 50 kg110.231 lb (GSD)
Hair Color
  • Brown
Eye Color
  • Brown
Age
Birth Date
  • October 12, 45 (C.E.)
Gender
  • Female
Family
Love Interests
Nationality
Affiliation
Occupation
  • School Teacher (pre-B.V. War)
  • Captain of the Archangel
Rank
  • Lieutenant (EA: pre-defection) (SEED)
  • Lt. Commander (EA: pre-defection) (SEED)
  • Lt. Commander (Orb) (GSD)
  • Captain (Orb) (GSD)
Mobile Weapons
Command Ships

Murrue Ramius is a main supporting cast member featured in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and its sequel Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny. She is the captain of the Earth Alliance spaceship Archangel, after the original command crew is killed in a ZAFT assault on the Heliopolis space colony, and remains so throughout both SEED and SEED Destiny.

History

Gundam SEED

Assuming command at the suggestion of Ensign Natarle Badgiruel, Lt. Ramius is shown to be a competent commanding officer with an excellent intuitive grasp of her crew's and her ship's capabilities. While she initially suggests that Lt. Mu La Flaga, the most senior officer present, should command the ship, he declines because his role as one of the ship's only pilots means he cannot stay on the bridge. Promoted to Lt. Commander when Archangel rendezvouses with Rear Admiral Lewis Halberton's 8th Fleet, Murrue descends to the planet's surface and lands in Africa, fighting her way through ZAFT forces commanded by Andrew Waltfeld (AKA "Desert Tiger"). The battered assault ship finally makes its way to Alaska, arriving several months after leaving Heliopolis (including an extended repair stopover in the Orb Union).

Captain Ramius deserts the Alliance forces after the Atlantic Federation's betrayal at JOSH-A (they had left her with a largely Eurasian defense force to die, judging Archangel's crew "tainted" by contact with Coordinator pilot Kira Yamato). Reunited with Yamato - now piloting the stolen ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam - Ramius and Archangel join the Orb forces at the Battle of Orb, trying to defend the island from the Alliance attack.

Just before Orb self-destructs its mass driver, Archangel and Orb's ship Kusanagi launch into space. At Mendel they join forces with the stolen support ship Eternal, a ZAFT renegade group led by Lacus Clyne and Andrew Waltfeld. United against the escalation of violence by both ZAFT and the Earth Alliance, they form the Three Ships Alliance, or Clyne Faction.

However, the new Archangel-class ship Dominion found their hiding place. Its captain, Natarle, tried to convince Murrue to surrender and discuss their problems with the proper authorities, hoping to avoid a battle with her former CO. However, Murrue responded back about her doubts about the Alliance, since it was being controlled by the extremist group Blue Cosmos.

In the Second Jachin Due Battle, the Clyne Faction helps ending the war and avoiding total devastation to both factions. Both sides, led by the radical leaders Patrick Zala and Muruta Azrael, were intent on exterminating each other, just exactly as Rau Le Creuset planned for the complete annihilation of humanity.

Over the course of the war, Murrue develops a romantic relationship with Mu La Flaga. On the final day of the war, Mu is apparently killed protecting Archangel from her sister ship Dominion's positron attack. In overwhelming grief, rage and anguish, Murrue orders the Archangel's own positron cannon to return fire, killing both Azrael and Natarle. As the battle continued to rage on, Murrue burst into tears over losing her beloved.

Also, Murrue really does care about Kira Yamato, and always acts as a surrogate mother/older sister to him, giving advices and help, whenever and wherever Kira is in trouble.

At the very end of SEED, in the epilogue, she is seen sitting alone drinking a cup of tea facing an empty chair where Mu should be sitting, if he were still with her.

Gundam SEED Destiny

After the war, Murrue Ramius lived in Orb, and worked as the head of Morgenroete's Shipbuilding Section B, adopting the alias Maria Bernes. She meets with Talia Gladys, as she's being responsible for the repairs of the Minerva, when it arrives from Orb after the events of Break the World. "Maria" is frequently seen in the company of Andrew Waltfeld, whose lover Aisha was also killed in the war, and they often chat with each other casually.

After the departure of Minerva, Murrue is involved in the attempted assassination at the temporary residence of Lacus Clyne, along with Andrew Waltfeld. After Orb's membership into the Earth Alliance, Murrue reunites the original crew, and relaunches the Archangel, which now has got submarine capabilities. Before departure, they kidnapp Cagalli from her political wedding with Yuna.

The Archangel mainly involves itself in trying to keep Orb forces from the fighting. Unfortunately, ZAFT misinterprets their actions as causing confusion on the battlefield.

During the Battle of Berlin, Murrue discovers to her shock that Mu is in fact alive. Though he seems identical to their records, with the exception of a few scars, he doesn't seem to remember his past life, only with his current identity as Neo Roanoke. When Neo had his first look at her, he made a flirtatious move towards her.

Eventually, after the exposure of LOGOS, ZAFT decides to eliminate the Archangel permanently. However, Captain Gladys attempted to convince the Archangel to surrender; Murrue, revealing her true identity to her counterpart, politely refused. A furious battle then followed suit. In the end, Murrue and her crew managed to escape destruction by ejecting and detonating one of the Archangel's spare engines as they submerged, in order to convince the Minerva that they have been sunk. They manage to escape to Orb to make repairs.

On the Second Battle of Orb, Murrue allows Neo the uses of the Skygrasper, accepting that he's no longer the man that she once loved. The Archangel then went on to defend the Orb from the ZAFT fleet, which was after Lord Djibril, revealing themselves to the Minerva. They engaged in a dogfight, in which Neo involved himself, stating that he's the man who "can make the impossible possible," which Murrue recognized as Mu's line. Soon enough, Murrue ordered the Archangel to submerge, enabling them to attack the ZAFT fleet and diminish their fighting strength. When Djibril flees into space, ZAFT forces withdraw from Orb territory. After that, subsequently, Murrue herself, along with the crew of the Archangel receives special promotions from Cagalli, in which that Murrue has now become the official Captain of the Archangel, and gets placed under the direct command of Kira.

At the final showdown in the Battle of Messiah, Murrue and Talia once again faces off against each other in a fierce battle. During that time, Mu's memories of Murrue has fully returned at last, when he saved her and the Archangel from the Minerva's "Tannhäuser" positron blaster cannon by using his mobile suit as a shield, much like he did in the previous war. This time, Mu has survived without a scratch, thanks to his ORB-01 Akatsuki's reflective beam coating, which allows the Akatsuki to disperse most of the positron blast, while the remainder is blocked by the Akatsuki's beam barrier, followed by disabling the "Tannhäuser" with its "Shiranui" Space Pack. Mu then promises to never leave Murrue again and states they should hurry up and finish the battle so they can go home, to which Murrue happily agrees with him. As the battle rages on, each ship that Murrue and Talia command critically disable each other. Athrun Zala then destroyed Minerva's engines, forcing it to crash-land on the lunar surface. As the Archangel passes by, Murrue pays her respects to Talia Gladys with a salute in an acknowledgment.

At the end of Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition, Murrue and Mu are seen together at Orb, watching the sunset.

Relationships

Kira Yamato

Murrue holds Kira in a very high esteem for all of his battle capabilities, pure intentions and care, and she always acts as a surrogate mother/older sister to him, as much as it's very evident that she calls him affectionately "Kira-Kun" in the original Japanese animation. She often offers advices and protections to Kira with her tender motherly/sisterly love and care for such a reason.

Mu La Flaga/Neo Roanoke

Throughout the courses of both First and Second Bloody Valentine Wars, Murrue and Mu have developed a steady romantic love relatioship with each other. During the final days of the First Bloody Valentine Wars, when she sees Mu's Strike Gundam destroyed right before her eyes, as he blocks the "Dominion"'s attack, she immediately falls into deep despair, devastation, desperation, distress and distraught thoughts of losing her lover, so she orders the Archangel to return fire, and hence destroys "Dominion". When she finds out Mu is still alive, after he's been captured during the Battle of Berlin, during the Second Bloody Valentine War, this time as Neo Roanoke, albeit he couldn't recognize her, she feels very devastated and bursts into tears for that particular reason. She sends him away in a FX-550 Skygrasper before the Second Battle of Orb, believing that Mu is really gone for sure. Ultimately, however, after Murrue releases him from the Archangel, Neo chooses to return to support the Archangel against the Minerva during the Second Battle of Orb, much to Murrue's surprise and delight, in the course of which he repeats Mu's assertion that he can "make the impossible possible" and has a brief flashback of the emergency landing Mu made on the Archangel during the Battle of JOSH-A. Following the battle, Neo confides in Murrue his doubts about his identity, confessing that he's returned because something within him knows about her, and asking to remain on board the Archangel. Murrue consents to his request, and Neo is thereafter commissioned as a captain in Orb's military.

Neo is given the ORB-01 Akatsuki from Cagalli Yula Athha when the Archangel returns to space and docks at Copernicus City. He goes to Kira, Athrun, Lacus, and Meyrin's rescue, when they run into an attempted assassination on Lacus on a recon mission. However, as he arrives in the Akatsuki, Meer Campbell, is shot deadly by her own bodyguard as Meer tries to protect Lacus from harm. Neo later regrets for not getting there in time, as he speaks with Murrue about that incident. During the attack on Station One, he uses the Akatsuki as a shield to protect the Archangel from the Minerva's Tannhäuser positron cannon in a mirror of the events of the Second Battle of Jachin Due; this time, the Akatsuki's reflective armor enables the mobile suit to survive the blast, and in the process, Neo regains his memories as Mu. Speaking to Murrue, he promises never to leave her again, and states that they should hurry up and finish the battle so they can go home, to which Murrue tearfully and happily agrees with him. Following the destruction of Station One, the recovered Mu joins Athrun Zala in destroying the Requiem before it can be fired upon Orb.

At the end of Gundam SEED Destiny: Special Edition, Mu and Murrue are seen together at Orb, watching the sunset.

Trivia

  • According to some sources, she was a school teacher before the war, who held a reserve commission in the Earth Forces.
  • Her name could be an allusion to Marko Ramius, from "The Hunt for Red October". In the Tom Clancy novel and movie, Marko was the captain of the submarine Red October. While the reference could be a coincidence, the fact that the Archangel now has submarine capabilities, and especially her defection from the EA to Orb (Marko defects from the Soviet Union to the USA) shows that it could be an intentional reference.
  • As the entry of SEED series in Super Robot Wars since Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 (which is shift the position of UC series as the most dominant Gundam series in Super Robot Wars), Murrue also took Bright Noa's role as the captain of the main mothership from Gundam series.
  • The elongated hexagonal pendant she often has something to do with her father. It is more likely, due to Mu's initial reaction to is, a token given to the family, from the military, of fallen mobile armor pilots. The alternative possibility (with no evidence) is that it belonged to her father.
  • Murrue shows many similarities Star Trek Character, Dr. Leonard McCoy. They both act the reasonable and passionate member of their respective Power Trio, balancing out the cold, heartless logical thinking. She also has a love/hate relation with Natarle Badgiruel, as McCoy had with Spock, for they would both argue amongst each other with clashing ideals, yet still respected each other as a friend and collage.



Murrue Ramius

Affiliation

Earth Alliance + , OMNI Enforcer + , Orb Union + , Archangel-class + , Three Ships Alliance + , Terminal +

Age

26  + , 28  +

Birth date

14 October 45  +

Blood Type

O  +

Era

Cosmic Era  +

Eye Color

Brown  +

Gender

Female  +

Genetic Type

Natural  +

Hair Color

Brown  +

Nation

Atlantic Federation + , Orb Union +

Occupation

School Teacher  + , Captain of the Archangel  +

Person Height

170 cm (5.577 ft, 66.929 in)  +

Person Weight

63 kg (138.891 lb)  + , 50 kg (110.231 lb)  +

Picture

File:Murrue-Ramius-05.jpg + , File:Murrue Ramius 1.jpg +

Rank

Lieutenant  + , Lt. Commander  + , Captain  +

Series

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED + , Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny + , Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow +

Species

Human  +

Voice Actors

Kotono Mitsuishi  + , Lisa Ann Beley  +

Categories list

Characters  + , Cosmic Era characters  +

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