Lila Milla Rira (ライラ・ミラ・ライラ Raira Mira Raira) is a fictional character from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam series. She is a minor enemy of AEUG. She is a Federation soldier and a skilled pilot, though she is outmatched by Quattro Bajeena and Kamille Bidan. She is also a survivor of the One Year War, though unlike most of the antagonists from the Federation, she is not a Titan officer.
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Deleted Affair: Portrait Of Young Comet
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
She met Jerid Messa after her battle with Kamille Bidan and the AEUG. She calls Jerid Messa a joke, unimpressed with the Titan officer's attitude towards Spacenoids despite his crushing defeat at their hands. A desperate Jerid asks Lila to teach him, which she accepts. She managed to teach Jerid the maneuvers of his mobile suit, due to the fact he had only genuine training in Earth's gravity prior. During this time she begins acting flirtatious towards him, with Jerid becoming increasingly fascinated by her. She soon encountered Kamille a second time after a trip to the corpse-filled Colony 30, where she expressed absolute denial towards the Titan's involvement in the massacre. After returning to her mobile suit, she fought a long battle against Kamille, only to be defeated by him shortly afterwards, finally realizing he was no ordinary child. Jerid watches helplessly from the sidelines as her mobile suit explodes, swearing revenge against Kamille for her death.
- In the show, Lila is always addressed as "lieutenant" but she wears the insignia of a lieutenant commander. This is perhaps due to an error in the script translation or illustration team. As a senior veteran pilot and mobile suit squadron commander, the rank of lieutenant commander is much more appropriate for Lila.
- While she never was a member of the Titans in the original series canon (albeit she did work in close cooperation with them), video games that depict the Titans often will act as if she is a member of their organization and she will be regarded as a Titan by the other actual members, complete with having actual authority over them in their capacities as officers of the Titans.
- While relatively minor when compared to the other deaths in Zeta Gundam, Gen Urobuchi stated that his nihilistic writings were influenced by her death.
|“||Lila Milla Rira of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam died soon after her Shower Scene shocked me so much at that time. How could Director Tomino allow such a beautiful, booby character casually die? I hated him very much back in the days when I'm in college. I think even though it's fictional anime characters, it's not a good thing for them to die so easily.||”|