|“||Men are perhaps born to fight each other. And women are perhaps fated to be their tools.||„|
|~ Reccoa Londe|
Reccoa Londe (in Japanese: レコア・ロンド) was an intelligence operative for the AEUG who later defects to the Titans and a major antagonist in the anime series Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
She is voiced by Masako Katsuki in Japanese dub, who also voiced Charlotte Smoothie in One Piece, Tsunade in Naruto Towa in Dragon Ball Online, Cassidy in Pokémon, and Remi Mizuchi in Sukeban Deka, and by Meredith Taylor-Perry in the English dub who also voiced Feitan in Hunter x Hunter.
During the One Year War, Reccoa was a part of an underground resistance group that fought against the Principality of Zeon. Having survived many conflicts and engagements while those close to her have died has shaped her into the person that she is.
Reccoa is captured during her scouting mission along with Kai Shiden, and held as prisoners inside the Jaburo base. They are rescued by Kamille Bidan in the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II during the attack on the Federation base on May 11, 0087.
Putting her photographic memory to use, Reccoa was able to gain access to the Jupitris where she met Paptimus Scirocco. Drawn to Scirocco, she eventually defects from the AEUG to serve under his command as a member of the Titans. To prove her loyalty to the Titans, Reccoa was ordered by Bask Om to gas a colony.
Reccoa later started to display Newtype abilities in a battle between the AEUG, Titans, and Axis Zeon fleets.
Eventually, when Scirocco performs his coup against the rest of the Titans leadership and seizes control of the Titans, Reccoa is the one to kill Bask Om by destroying his flagship, removing Scirocco's last obstacle for power.
In the final battle between AEUG, the Titans and Axis Zeon, Reccoa faces Emma Sheen for a final time. Reccoa is killed by Emma Sheen piloting the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II when she rams her beam saber through the cockpit of Reccoa's Palace Athene.
However, in the final episode of the series, Reccoa's Newtype spirit joins the spirits of Emma Sheen, Four Murasame and Rosamia Badam, as well as all of the other women who saw something special in Kamille, to loan him their power in his final battle against Scirocco.
Personality and Traits
A warm and generous woman, she is also very tough and independent, serving as a mentor to AEUG newcomers and a valued adviser to its core leadership. Reccoa does however have a streak of restlessness that causes her to seek out dangerous missions, such as acting as a scout for the planned full-scale assault on the Earth Federation's Jaburo base.
As the war rages on, Reccoa's female identity begins to clash with her identity as a soldier. She begins to seek comfort from fellow pilot Lt. Quattro Bajeena, although he proves unable to provide her with the affection she seeks. The war eventually introduces her to Paptimus Scirocco of the Titans, causing her to be drawn in by his charisma and ideology. Following her defection to the Titans, Reccoa is forced to abandon her morals for the sake of staying close to Scirocco, causing her to lead a mission to gas an entire colony and killing all its inhabitants. But despite committing such atrocities, she still shows some care about her former comrades, for she was shocked seeing Apolly Bay die in action, and even expressing shock when learning about the deaths of Katz Kobayashi and Henken. Eventually Reccoa comes to believe that all men only use women to fulfill their own ambitions, dying angry and bitter in a battle against Emma Sheen.
Mobile Weapons Piloted
- While in the original Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam anime Reccoa was the one responsible for killing Bask Om in Scirocco's coup, in the New Translation movies it is Yazan Gable who is the one to kill Bask.
Principality of Zeon