Birthday: May 28th CE 55
Genetic Type: Coordinator
Blood Type: A
Pilots: ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam -> ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom
Status: Civilian living with Lacus Clyne and takes care of orphans
Allegiance: Neutral -> Clyne Faction
Love Interest: Lacus Clyne
Voice: Souichiro Hoshi
Now 18-years-old. He has had his place in the previous war of Jakin Due. He is now officially taking a break from war and dislikes it himself. He seems to be quiet most of the times and gets to live with Lacus Clyne. Together, they live a peaceful life and takes care of orphan children. He has an extremely cool outfit.
He shows great care to everyone he loves and protects them when needed. He has a great spirit and can be described as a pacifist in the sense that he does not want to kill, and also dislikes war.
The previous war has given Kira a great deal of experience. He strikes when he is on the defensive and only disarms enemy mobile suits while leaving the cockpit unharmed. He is capable of taking on a great deal of mobile suits and emerge unscathed showing how great he is now.
Two years have passed since the war of Jakin Due, once a member of the Earth Alliance, now officially goes on a path of non-violence with his companion, Lacus Clyne. They both lived in a seaside cabin at first with a daycare as well as Kira's "mother and father", but was later forced to move out so they re-located to a mansion. However, due to an unfortunate situation (Phase 13), he later realized that something had to be done, and later, together with Lacus, Murrue, Andrew, and other members of the Clyne Faction, they relaunched in the Archangel and since then, have been on a path towards stopping conflicts. He plays a key role in ending conflicts in his Freedom Gundam by intervening in conflicts between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT, whom Athrun Zala views it as a disruption.
As a firm promoter of peace, he protects all people who he loves and cares about, especially Lacus Clyne. He is fairly quiet when he was living with Lacus in their seaside cabin and mansion, but once the Archangel re-launced and the Clyne Faction was back up and running, he started to talk more and gives decisive orders. He has a hatred inside for Mia Campbell due to the fact that she is an imposter of Lacus Clyne. His actions are often for the better and he strives to end all conflicts in support for peace.
An extremely large jump in combat experience is shown in Kira Yamato as he pilots his ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam. His fighting skills are so advanced that he has been untouchable, and nothing has been able to stand in his way. As a supporter of peace, he makes sure never to cut through the cockpit of a mobile suit and only disables his enemies by decimating their weapons systems, and sometimes an arm, leg, or a booster pack. His speed is extremely fast as well enabling him to easily dodge attacks from multitudes of enemies and wiping out large squadrons of mobile suits. In addition, he is capable of easily intercepting missiles thanks to his HiMAT system that is able to lock on to all of them. His power is beyond compare and can defeat even the newest of all mobile suits. Where others struggle, he has no stress in handling and is capable of disabling three Gundams (Chaos, Gaia, Abyss) within seconds while emerging victorious without a single scratch. His combat skills are so impressive, that he never uses his shield to block beam and projectile attacks and only uses it to block saber attacks in which he is also capable of avoiding. He can entirely total Athrun's Savior Gundam in a few swift moves. All pilots fail to dodge one of Kira's advances and attacks when they are targeted. The sole pilot that was able to dodge Kira's beam saber, was Shinn Asuka in his Impulse Gundam when he was in Seed Mode. Despite that one time, Kira Yamato is without a doubt, the best pilot in all of Gundam Seed and Destiny.
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Kira Yamato91 & Lacus Clyne
- Gundam Seed -
Despite artistic scenes in the SEED OPs, EDs, and commercial screens depicting Lacus Clyne and Kira Yamato as lovers, the relationship was often questioned by fans. While it did seem that they cared for one another, it could have been interpreted as fraternal love as the two had never been seen in what is typically called a "Hollywood Embrace" (which is an embrace followed by a deep kiss). Some saw the relationship as more "real" because while they never express their feelings toward each other with something as typical as a deep kiss, they were often shown as being the most happy and confident when they were together. Moreover, in SEED, Lacus entrusted Kira with her ring during later episodes, followed by a kiss from Kira on Lacus' cheek. What certain audiences failed to understand is the fact that, at least in old Japanese (or East-Asian in general) tradition, by entrusting an ornament from a woman to a man, it usually implies "romantic" love & later, marriage. However, there were still doubts to the relationship as at the end of SEED, as it was obvious that Kira seemed distant due to his traumatized mind and heart. Nonetheless, in the short 'aftermath' OVA following the end of SEED, Lacus and Kira were clearly seen living together.
- Gundam Seed Destiny -
However, by the sequel series Destiny, Kira and Lacus' relationship as a couple was magnified by the fact the two are often touching one another through embraces and hand holding. Destiny put to rest any doubts of the relationship especially as Lacus is shown constantly uneasy whenever Kira goes off to battle. Her feelings are reciprocated when she hijacks a shuttle (with the help of Andrew Waltfeld) to go into space. Kira is seen also uneasy and his concerns are justified when he defends Lacus with the Freedom from incoming missiles trying to stop her from hijacking the shuttle. As she goes into space, their communication is about to break up and Kira tries to convey his feelings for her, but alas, the communication is cut off. And later, viewers see the depth of their relationship as the couple often embrace while staring lovingly into each other's eyes as in the instance when they are reunited in the episode Lacus hands the Strike Freedom over to Kira, she is seen flying into Kira's arms as he eagerly embraces her. Throughout the show the pair are shown side-by-side, in support of each other. In Destiny, their relationship is also depicted in the OPs and EDs, usually as lovers, fully naked in embrace.
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Kira Yamato91 & Athrun Zala91