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John Kowen (ジョン・コーウェン?) is a fictional character from Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory.


John Kowen is the commander of the Third Earth Orbital Fleet of the Earth Federation Space Force, with the rank of Lieutenant General. He is in charge of the Gundam Development Project, which is part of the Federation Forces reconstruction plan. He belongs to the reformist faction, which was a minority within the Federation Forces at the time. As a result, he is demoted to Rear Admiral and loses his position due to the political maneuvering of the conservative faction, but he does everything within his power to help the reluctant military deal with Operation Stardust.

During the final stages of Operation Stardust, Kowen learned of Cima Garahau's involvement with the Federation Forces under the command of Admirals Gene Coliny and Jamitov Hymen, and with it, the Federation's intricate plan to stop the colony drop. Pleading to Coliny that there was still time to directly stop it, Hymen pulled his pistol on Kowen and he was escorted out by two guards. His downfall gave momentum to the hawks in the Federation Forces and led to the rise of the Titans.


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Stardust Memory characters
Earth Federation Albion Kou Uraki | Chuck Keith | South Burning | Eiphar Synapse | Alpha A. Bate | Bernard Monsha | Chap Adel | Mora Boscht | Akram Harida | Ivan Paserov | Jacqueline Simone | Peter Scott | William Morris
John Kowen | Alloys Mozley | Dick Allen | Raban Karcs | Kalent | Green Wyatt | Hawkins Marnery | Gene Coliny | Nakohha Nakato | Y. Bicock | Jamitov Hymen | Bask Om
Zeon Remnants Anavel Gato | Aiguille Delaz | Cima Garahau | Neuen Bitter | Gaily | Adamski | Bob | Karius Otto | Bily Glardle | Draize | Heintz | Bergman | Deatroaf Kocsel | Kult | Wolfgang Wall | Yuri Hasler
Anaheim Electronics Nina Purpleton | Kurena Hacksell | Lucette Audevie | Nick Orville | O’Sullivan | Poral Guilish
Von Braun Kelley Layzner | Latuera Chapra | Peter Purpleton | Joshua Purpleton