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The Zanscare Empire is a theocratic regime seeking to conquer the Earth Sphere and the main antagonistic faction of Mobile Suit Victory Gundam.



Leading a life of extreme poverty, a young Maria Pia Armonia discovered her supernatural ability to heal people. Maria used her profits gained operating as a healer to open a consultation bureau at an Albanian colony in Side 1 (L5). As her popularity rapidly spread, Maria was elevated to an almost sacred status. Maria Pia Armonia soon began to propagate her ideas that most social crises are caused by male leaders and advocated the establishment of a matrilineal society. A Maria group formed and petitioned the Albanian colony government to form a political party, while her staff published Maria’s teachings.

Eventually though, the Earth Federation Side 1 commander kicked the group out of the colony. In UC 0145, Maria met Fonse Kagatie, a man formerly of the Jupiter Fleet, who supported her politically. The Maria group became radical and the Gattle Party was formed as its political extension, becoming the third party in the government assembly of the Amelia colony in Side 2 (L4). In a show of force, a group of corrupt ministers were executed on the guillotine and the Gattle Party rapidly took the power in Amelia.

Invasion of the Earth Sphere

In UC 0149, the establishment of the Zanscare Empire is proclaimed at Side 2 (L4). After it was formed, the Zanscare Empire launched an invasion of the Earth Sphere, with the Earth Federaton, which had been weakened due to the Neo Zeon war in U.C. 0093 and the Crossbone Vanguard's attacks in U.C. 0123, able to do little to halt it. However, another organization called the League Militaire soon rose to defend the Earth Sphere from the Zanscare invasion.

During the events of Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, Fonse Kagatie reveals that the real purpose hidden in the war against the Earth Sphere was to purge the human race with the ultimate newtype weapon, the Angel Halo. By the end of the devastating last battle on UC 0153.06.23, nearly all key members of the Zanscare Empire were killed, including Fonse Kagatie and Maria Pia Armonia. The Zanscare Empire collapsed soon afterwards and Earth Federation took back the Zancare-held colonies.


The capital of the Zanscare Empire is the Side 2 colony Amelia. The Zanscare Empire enforces a rigid societal and military hierarchy, with most of its members being fanatically loyal to the Empire's cause. The Empire's primary goal is to cleanse the Earth of its population so their Jupiter sphere benefactors can move in and claim the planet. In theory, the Empire is ruled by the Newtype queen Maria Pure Armonia, whose matriarchal religious teachings dominate the Empire's politics, but in practice she is little more than a powerless figurehead. The majority of decisions in the Empire are handled by Prime Minister Fonse Kagatie, leader of the Gattle party and also secret president of Jupiter Republic Alliance, who oversees the military decisions and politics of the Empire. The Empire's Mobile Weapons are provided by BESPA, formerly a Side 2 branch of SNRI which was annexed into Zanscare and transformed into an arm of their military responsible for the production of their mobile suits and the training of their pilots. Some of the Empire's ace pilots are: Cronicle Asher, Arbeo Pippiniden and the League Militaire defector Katejina Loos.

Within BESPA and the broader Zanscare military exist several specialized factions, including BESPA's elite Yellow Jacket forces and the Motorad Squadron, headed by Duker Iq. The Zanscare are known for their tendency to use execution as a form of punishment, most notably, the guillotine. Another method is the release of the condemned into the vacuum of space, causing the person to die through starvation or asphyxiation. It is also notable that Zanscare's own soldiers are not exempt from execution, and failure on the battlefield can result in immediate condemnation. This is most likely used to motivate other officers within Zanscare through fear and generally to keep them in line.

Notable Members


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Principality of Zeon
Degwin Sodo Zabi | Gihren Zabi | Kycilia Zabi | Dozle Zabi | Garma Zabi | Char Aznable | M'Quve | Ramba Ral | Crowley Hamon | Black Tri-Stars | Lalah Sune | Dren | Denim | Gene | Cuaran | Darota | Clamp | Cozun Graham | Tachi O'Hara | Flanagan Boone | Gadem | Conscon | Challia Bull | Simus Al Bakharov | Asakura | Colonel Killing | Steiner Hardy | Mikhail Kaminsky | Gabriel Ramirez Garcia | Andy Strauss | Bernard Wiseman | Rugens | Von Helsing | Ginias Sahalin | Aina Sahalin | Norris Packard | Yuri Kellerne | Topp | Arth | Aiguille Delaz | Anavel Gato | Karius | Bob | Gaily | Adamski | Kelley Layzner | Mallet Sanguine | Elmer Snell

Jamitov Hymem | Bask Om | Paptimus Scirocco | Jerid Messa | Kacricon Cacooler | Yazan Gable | Jamaican Daninghan | Mouar Pharaoh | Four Murasame | Rosamia Badam | Sarah Zabiarov | Ben Wooder | Gates Capa | Reccoa Londe | Gady Kinsey | Buran Blutarch | Franklin Bidan

Axis Zeon
Haman Karn | Mashymre Cello | Chara Soon | Glemy Toto | Elpeo Ple | Ple Two | Rakan Dahkaran | Gottn Goh

Glemy Faction
Glemy Toto | Ple Two | Ple Clones | Rakan Dahkaran

Neo Zeon
Char Aznable | Gyunei Guss | Nanai Miguel | Rezin Schnyder | Quess Paraya

The Sleeves
Full Frontal | Angelo Sauper

Republic of Zeon
Monaghan Bakharov | Zoltan Akkanen | Erika Yugo

Crossbone Vanguard
Meitzer Ronah | Carozzo "Iron Mask" Ronah | Dorel Ronah | Zabine Chareux

Jupiter Empire
Crux Dogatie | Karas | Zabine Chareux | Giri Gadeucca Aspis | Barnes Gernsback | Rosemary Raspberry | Callisto's Light | Callisto's Shadow | Erin Schneider

Zanscare Empire
Fonse Kagatie | Cronicle Asher | Tassilo Vago | Fuala Griffon | Katejina Loos | Arbeo Pippiniden | Duker Iq | Lupe Cineau | Goze Barl | Kizo Dogatie | Maria El Tomoe

Quo Gray | Jack Friday | Gordon | Ronald | Mermaid Noubrade| Diva Daddah | Animar Belva