Karius was a Zeon pilot who served under Anavel Gato in the 302nd Patrol Squad during the One Year War. Other than Gato, he was the sole surviving member of the unit. In U.C. 0083, he rejoined Gato for the attack on the Earth Federation Space Force naval review at Solomon.
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.
Near the end of Operation Stardust, Gato ordered him to take Nina Purpleton to the Axis Advance 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's last name was said to be "Otto" in some media, such as G Generation Genesis and Gundam Wars Series. However, this name was not seen in any official media.
- Karius Otto shares his name with and maybe possibly based on Otto Carius, a German WWII Panzer Ace.
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|