Karius was a Zeon pilot who served under Anavel Gato in the 302nd Patrol Company during the One Year War in U.C. 0079 and later, Operation Stardust in U.C. 0083. Karius comes to Anavel's personal fleet and rejoins his former commander. Utterly loyal to Anavel, Karius shares with him a desire to not just seek revenge but also justify their fallen comrades sacrifice during the war. While shown to be a talented Mobile Suit pilot Karius is mostly operating in a support role to Gato, ensuring his attack on the Naval Review is able to happen. While not having a significant impact on the story, Karius is notable for being the (presumed) only known survivor of the Delaz Fleet.
His life was spared by sheer luck as Gato had ordered him to take Nina Purpleton to the Axis Advance Fleet before the end of the Operation, sparing him the fate of the rest of his comrades and avoided being killed in the final action by the Federation fleet. Nothing is known of his fate after Operation Stardust though it is assumed he remained with the Axis forces.
Notes & Trivia
- Karius Otto's Japanese voice actor, Nobuo Tobita, has appeared in several other Gundam series, including Kamille Bidan in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Ulube Ishikawa in Mobile Fighter G Gundam and Lasker Alesi in Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS.
- Karius Otto shares his name with and maybe possibly based on Otto Carius, a German WWII Panzer Ace.