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George de Sand (ジョルジュ・ド・サンド Joruju Do Sando?, "Georges de Sand") is a character that appears in Mobile Fighter G Gundam.

Personality & Character

Born of French nobility, George is the very image of a European upper-class socialite. He is an honorable fighter, and initially detested Domon Kasshu when the latter interrupted his match against Neo Cuba's GF13-083NCB Arachno Gundam. George also respects women, partially out of his dedication to Princess Maria Louise. However, George's determination to restore national pride can sometimes overcome his better judgement, such as when he stole the Gundam Rose during the Gundam Fight finals.


George de Sand is a French noble from Neo France who had been born into the De Sand family; nobility who are loyal to the Neo France Government. He was trained in the art of fencing by his butler Raymond Bishop, who has taken care of him ever since he was a baby. George's goal in the 13th Gundam Fight is to bring honor to his home nation.

Originally, George had to defeat Jean-Pierre Mirabeau and his Mirage Gundam in a competition at Marseilles in order to secure his place in the 13th Gundam Fight. However, when Mirabeau was disqualified for his dirty tactic of using the crowd as a shield to prevent George from attacking, he tried to kill the king out of anger. George's attempt to stop Mirabeau caused several of the Mirage Gundam's missiles to be redirected at the crowd, resulting in many deaths. The event would become known as the Marseilles Tragedy. After making efforts to forget this catastrophe, George then participated in the Gundam Fight.

George's first encounter with Domon Kasshu was in his home nation of Neo France, where George was fighting against the GF13-083NCB Arachno Gundam from Neo Cuba. Domon, in his GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam, interfered in the match and disqualified Arachno Gundam. At first George refused to fight Domon, until the tomboyish Princess of Neo France Maria Louise decided to get George's attention by faking her kidnapping and make it look like Domon was behind it. The two then have a match of their own and George revealed that he knew that the kidnapping was staged. However, their battle was interrupted when the Eiffel Tower began collapsing from the intense heat caused by the battle, which threatened the lives of Maria Louise and Rain Mikamura. George caught the Eiffel Tower with Gundam Rose, and although Domon had a chance to defeat George in that position with his Shining Finger attack, he stopped as George convinced him that if he didn't protect the princess then he would disgrace his family and nation and so the match ended in a draw. Afterwards George pledged to Maria Louise that he would continue the fight to win the Championship, and also revealed to Domon that it was easy for him to tell that Maria Louise had faked her kidnapping because Domon would not have had the skill to write the ransom letter in the French language.

George would later meet up with Domon again in Neo England where Gundam Rose was defeated by veteran fighter Gentle Chapman and his GF13-003NEL John Bull Gundam. However, George suspected Chapman was cheating, as there was a strange fog that prevented George from clearly seeing the battlefield and also copies of John Bull Gundam -- actually unmanned MET6-MS Casshing mobile suits -- were used to weaken him, allowing Chapman to win the match. Just before he passed out, George noticed something strange when Chapman's shot had grazed the cheek of Gundam Rose; Chapman started to fall over in pain. George told this to Domon and advised that he should be careful when he fought against Chapman. George eventually figured out that Chapman must have been using a mental stimulant to help him focus in the fog, so he worked on handling the Casshing mobile suits while Domon dealt with Chapman. After Chapman died from an overdose, his wife Manon advised Domon and George that this could be their fate as well.

In Shinjuku, he is infected with DG cells due to a trap set by Master Asia. He attacks Domon along with Chibodee Crocket, Sai Saici, and Argo Gulskii, but is saved by Jack of Diamonds, and becomes a member of the New Shuffle Alliance after receiving the Shuffle emblem. When the group was defeated by Master Asia, George at first chose to ignore the Devil Gundam and return to the Gundam Fight. However George's mental state started to take a turn for the worse when his experience with the Devil Gundam had re-opened his old emotional scars from the Marseilles Tragedy; as a result, George was starting to act out of control during his recent battles in the Gundam Rose. George had also fired Raymond when he attempted to get Domon and Rain to help him restore George's mental state to normal.

Soon after, George was confronted by Mirabeau who had escaped from prison and allied himself with Master Asia. At first George was too scared to fight until Raymond used his NEL-75C Butler Bensouman mobile suit to protect George from one of Mirage Gundam's missiles. In a rage, George attacked Mirabeau with his Gundam Rose and nearly killed him until Domon, with Shining Gundam's Super Mode, stopped George from going out of control and Raymond was able to convince him to return to his senses, allowing George to conquer his fear.

After helping to fight off the Death Army in the Guyana Highlands and making it to the finals, George defeated Rutger Verhoeven piloting the GF13-066NO Nether Gundam early on, earning two points with that victory. He was later surprised to see that not only was Chapman still alive, but he was also participating in the finals. Eventually George went over to the Neo England Lodge to get some answers from Chapman with Maria Louise. In a twist of events, George had to protect Maria Louise when she witnessed Chapman murder Sir William, a Neo England official. George slashed open Chapman's shirt with a knife and confirmed that Chapman had been reanimated with DG cells. However, in his next match against Chapman, Michelo Chariot had disabled the part of the barrier that protected Maria Louise and the other members of the Neo France team from Chapmans attacks. George had to protect them using Gundam Rose as a shield, while Domon, Rain, and Allenby Beardsley went to the barrier system's control tower. Just before one of Chapman's shots could strike Maria Louise and the others, the barrier was reactivated in time. George then went on the offensive, but the John Bull Gundam retaliated by using fog once more and emerging as the Grand Gundam, pinning down Gundam Rose until George used his Rose Bits to damage Grand Gundam's head, which caused it to revert to the John Bull Gundam.

George wanted to fight Domon in the finals, but the King of France refused the request for George to fight Domon, fearing that George might not be strong enough. George was greatly disturbed by this, so he chose to risk his position and family honor by stealing Gundam Rose from its hanger and challenging Domon to an unofficial battle, where this time George would be fighting for himself. However, when the King had followed God Gundam and witnessed the match, he saw George's true spirit and apologized for his earlier decision, deciding not to punish George.

George then fought Chibodee Crocket in the Battle Royale, but after the Devil Gundam had shown up the two teamed up and saved Domon from Grand Gundam. Both men nearly sacrificed themselves when George gave one of his Rose Bits for Chibodee to use as a bullet to destroy Grand Gundam's cockpit. After the Gundam Rose was repaired, George used it to infiltrate the Colony Devil Gundam to rescue Rain Mikamura from its clutches. On their way to the core, the Shuffle Alliance were met by Ulube Ishikawa in the reactor room, having allied himself with the Devil Gundam. Ulube had the reactor transformed into the massive Grand Master Gundam, defeating the Shuffle Alliance one by one. Eventually, George and the rest of the Alliance regrouped and combined their forces to defeat Ulube, even though it regenerated, George stayed behind with the others while Domon went further inside the Colony.

George was last seen in his Gundam Rose alongside Maria Louise on their way back to Earth, Maria Louise showed her gratitude by kissing George's cheek.

Notes & Trivia

  • His name is possibly a reference to George Sand, a French female writer who used a male name to get published in a time when female writers were not taken seriously by publishing houses. The character's effeminate appearance might also be a reference to this.
  • Another possible reference is Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a French fencer, violinist, composer and conductor who served as a colonel during the French Revolution. "Sand," as is pronounced in show, is strikingly similar to the French pronunciation of "saint", while "chevalier" accounts for the name of his weaponry and rapier.

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