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Henken Bekkener (ヘンケン・ベッケナー?) is a character from the anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

Personality & Character

Henken has a strong but dynamic personality and is respected by his subordinates, although he is clumsy when it comes to love.


One Year War

During the One Year War, Henken was the captain of the modified Salamis-class transport ship Suruga, which belongs to the 7th Fleet and participated in a mission to transport space immigrants from Solomon to Side 6. During the Battle of A Baoa Qu, he left an escape launch with the space immigrants on board to the mobile suit unit "Jack the Halloween" to ensure their safety before entering the battlefield. After this, the Suruga was attacked by the MA-04X Zakrello and sunk, but Henken was rescued safely. It was said that he felt the presence (pressure) of Char Aznable during this period.[1]

Gryps War

Following the One Year War, he joined the AEUG and became the first captain of the Argama in U.C. 0087. Although he was a full-fledged soldier, he was ostensibly the manager of Macdaniel's, a hamburger store in the lunar city of Amman. As the captain of the Argama, Henken commanded the ship during several missions, including the capture of the RX-178 Gundam Mk-II from the Titan headquarters Gryps. He quickly grew attracted to Titans pilot-turned-AEUG pilot Emma Sheen, who initially refused his advances although eventually began warming up to him. Following the rescue of a Temptation-class space shuttle, Henken was replaced as captain of the Argama by the Temptation's captain Bright Noa. Henken went on to captain the Radish, a new battleship in the AEUG fleet.[2] On February 21, 0088, during the final battle for Gryps II, Henken ordered the Radish to support Emma, who was engaged in a battle against Yazan Gable in his RX-139 Hambrabi. Yazan ultimately shot down the ship single-handedly, forcing Emma to watch in horror as Henken died in front of her.[3]


Character Designs



Notes & Trivia

  • Dave Pettitt, Henken's English voice actor, also served as Z Gundam's narrator.



Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam


  • Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Viewers Guide - by Mark Simmons
Zeta Gundam characters
Anti Earth Union Group Kamille Bidan | Quattro Bajeena | Bright Noa | Emma Sheen | Henken Bekkener | Reccoa Londe | Fa Yuiry | Katz Kobayashi | Blex Forer | Apolly Bay | Roberto | Astonaige Medoz | Hasan | Anna Hanna | Toraja Toraja | Tripper | Samarn | Saegusa | Manity Mandana | Abu Dabia | Caesar | Callman | Hayai | Manack | Torres
Earth Federation / Titans Jamitov Hymen | Paptimus Scirocco | Jerid Messa | Four Murasame | Reccoa Londe | Rosamia Badam | Sarah Zabiarov | Bask Om | Buran Blutarch | Kacricon Cacooler | Franklin Bidan | Hilda Bidan | Jamaican Daninghan | Mouar Pharaoh | Yazan Gable | Ramsus Hasa | Dunkel Cooper | Ted Ayachi | Gady Kinsey | Loren Nakamoto | Gates Capa | Namicar Cornell | Ben Wooder | Ajis Aziba | Sydle | Adol Zeno | Haifan | Dava Balo | Masada | Matosh | Kitchman | Sorama | Kara
Axis Zeon Haman Karn | Mineva Lao Zabi
Karaba Amuro Ray | Hayato Kobayashi | Kai Shiden | Beltorchika Irma | Luio Woomin | Stephanie Luio
Civilians Wong Lee | Shinta | Qum | Mirai Noa | Mezun Mex | Haro