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McMurdo Barriston (マクマード・バリストン?) is a character that appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS television series.

Personality & Character

Despite being the leader of Teiwaz, which is rumored to be run like a mafia, McMurdo is an amicable person. Hospitable and respectable, he takes a liking to the Tekkadan crew, specifically Orga, accepting him as a member of Teiwaz brass via Sakazuki blood oath, and Mikazuki, whose piloting skills impressed him. He acts as a doting grandfather to Tekkadan, and muses that they are growing up in most amusing ways. He is also someone who honors his promises once he makes them.

McMurdo can be blunt, speaking honestly and objectively about current events and their repercussions, if only to inform people so that they may make informed decisions.

Despite his reasonable disposition, he does not allow his emotions to blind him, showing pragmatic business practices. Looking out for Teiwaz and his personal interest is his top priority and he is willing to make deals with opposition parties if it suits his purposes, even if it means discarding his own subordinates.

Skills & Abilities



Naze Turbine

Naze requested admission into Teiwaz with the goal of supporting his ever-growing family, something that McMurdo approved of. McMurdo got along with him very well, irritating some of the other members of Teiwaz. They were close enough that McMurdo held a funeral for the deceased Naze despite the Turbines becoming an illegal organization, as well as bringing in the Turbines' surviving members into a new transport division under his control. Jasley Donomikols once even mused that Naze was McMurdo's favorite 'son'.

Mikazuki Augus

Mikazuki was present during McMurdo's first meeting with Kudelia Aina Bernstein. McMurdo took an instant liking to Mikazuki after hearing his advice for Kudelia, and offers to overhaul the Gundam Barbatos, calling it the whim of an old man. After Mikazuki's victory over the mobile armor Hashmal, McMurdo invited him to his office for snacks and small talk, and congratulated him on his skills.


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Notes and Trivia

Tekkadan Administration Orga Itsuka · Biscuit Griffon · Eugene Sevenstark · Merribit Stapleton · Dexter Culastor · Atra Mixta
Commando Unit Mikazuki Augus
1st Working Unit Norba Shino · Dante Mogro · Derma Altland
2nd Working Unit Akihiro Altland · Ride Mass
Earth Branch Chad Chadan · Takaki Uno · Aston Altland · Radice Riloto
Maintenance Team Yamagi Gilmerton · Nadi Yukinojo Kassapa · Dane Uhai
Others Hush Middy · Zack Lowe · Elgar · Embi · Hirume · Trow
Inspectors McGillis Fareed · Gaelio Bauduin
Mars Branch Coral Conrad · Ein Dalton · Crank Zent
Outer Earth Joint Regulatory Fleet Carta Issue · Isurugi Camice · Liza Enza
Arianrhod Fleet Rustal Elion · Iok Kujan · Julieta Juris · Gaelio Bauduin · Yamazin Toka
Others Agnika Kaieru · Iznario Fareed
Teiwaz Administration McMurdo Barriston · Jasley Donomikols
Turbines Naze Turbine · Amida Arca · Lafter Frankland · Azee Gurumin · Eco Turbine · Chloe Turbine · Bilt Turbine · Eva Turbine
Other Factions Chryse Guard Security Maruba Arkay · Haeda Gunnel
Brewers Brooke Kabayan · Kudal Cadel · Masahiro Altland
Dawn Horizon Corps Sandoval Reuters
Arbrau Henri Fleurs · Togonosuke Makanai · Galan Mossa
Civilians Kudelia Aina Bernstein · Todo Mirconen · Cookie Griffon · Cracker Griffon · Sakura Pretzel · Savarin Canele · Fumitan Admoss · Almiria Bauduin · Nobliss Gordon · Cucubita Hughes · Akatsuki
Urdr-Hunt Wistario Afam · Demner Kitaco Jr. · Korunaru Kousa · Range Dubrisko · Cyclase Mayer