Sting Oakley (スティング・オークレー Sutingu Ōkurē?) is a character from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny television series. Together with Auel Neider and Stella Loussier, he was one of the three Extended pilots of the Earth Alliance’s special forces team, called Phantom Pain during the Second Alliance-PLANT War.
Personality & Character
He is the most sane and mentally stable of the three and acts as the leader of them. During battle however, Sting becomes incredibly aggressive and competitive. He later develops a rivalry with Athrun Zala, growing increasingly frustrated over his inability to shoot him down during their scuffles with one another. During the Battle of Heaven's Base when he is given a new GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam to pilot, the suit's destructive power and the success it brings Sting causes him to completely lose his sanity, becoming just as unstable and dangerous as Stella and Auel. Sting's block word is Dream (夢?).
Skill & Abilities
Like his fellow Extended pilots, Sting has been through extensive military training and is skilled in the use of firearms, infiltration and Mobile Weapon piloting. In addition to being able to pilot Mobile Suits designed for Coordinators, he is also able to hack and rewrite the operating systems of a Mobile Suit and customize it for personal specifications within seconds. Because Extended pilots are merely perfected for war and nothing else, they all suffer psychological and physical side effects from their enhancements. Their bodies are often maintained by a full medical team, ready with drugs and advanced medical devices to keep them functioning. However, their conditions are often difficult to manage and their lifespan is often limited to a few years due to their unstable nature and being used as living instruments of war.
Sting himself appears to be the most calm of the three Extended pilots, acting as the leader of their group. However, after the death of Auel and Stella, he became highly unstable due to the memory erasure he underwent.
The Armory One Incident
Operation Break The World
He was involved in two other battles in space. (The first in a debris belt, and the second on the remnants of the destroyed PLANT colony Junius 7) After the start of the Second Alliance-PLANT War, Sting and his two Phantom Pain teammates descended to Earth. There they, were again involved in several battles against the ZAFT ship Minerva, with no great success. During this time, Sting fought against Athrun Zala in the ZGMF-X23S Saviour Gundam several times. Sting and his two comrades later investigated the ZAFT-controlled city Diokia, where the three for the first time met Shinn Asuka and Athrun Zala, however, none of them knew who the other is.
Skirmish on the Indian Ocean
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The Battle of Dardanelles
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Battle of Crete
During the Battle of Crete, the Chaos was damaged by Kira Yamato’s ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam, however, it was quickly repaired to accompany the GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam piloted by Stella, which destroys several cities in Europe. When the battle reaches Berlin, Sting fights against three MVF-M11C Murasames from the Archangel and was defeated when the Chaos was cut in half.
Despite the Chaos' destruction, Sting somehow managed to survive and was transferred to the Earth Alliance stronghold Heaven's Base in Iceland. There, he became the pilot of one of five GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundams and was sent out to defend Heaven's Base when ZAFT's Operation Ragnarok began. During the battle he relishes the power of his new mobile suit and in the process loses what remains of his sanity. He was finally killed by Shinn Asuka and his ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam when Shinn impales Sting's cockpit with his Arondight beam sword.
|“|| Auel:What's she doing?|
Sting:Acting like a fool in a merry mood. That's my guess. Why don't you give it a try? Go on and be a fool.
|“|| Auel:You're being...|
Sting...a damn pest.
|“|| You've gotta be kidding me,causing all this commotion in a place like this!
Sting Oakley.,Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny in episode,The End of the World
|“|| Sting:What's going on here!?|
Auel:That thing just split in two!
Notes & Trivia
- Unlike Stella Loussier and Auel Neider, his block word was not revealed in the series. However, on April 22, 2011, Mitsuo Fukuda revealed in a Twitter post that his block word is Dream (夢?).
- Japanese voice actor Junichi Suwabe also voices Malik Yardbirds and Mars Simeon in the same series. Ract Elfamel in Mobile Suit Gundam AGE & Tigerwolf in Gundam Build Divers.