Char is one of the most feared pilots of the Principality of Zeon. During his first battle at Loum, Char was able to destroy five Federation Salamis-class ships on his own. He was given the title of "Red Comet" for his fast movements and his red colored Zaku II. Char's true intentions were to kill all the Zabi family members for killing his father the original Zeon leader, Zeon Zum Deikun.
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