Personality & Character
Rakan's personality is that of a stereotypical war veteran: hardened, cold, calculating, and confident if not arrogant. He can take swift action to deal with any enemy and is not remorseful of the casualties of war, seen by him being unfazed at the large death toll as a result of Neo Zeon's colony drop on Dublin. Rakan also seems to respect power as he served the skilled and deadly leader of Neo Zeon, Haman Karn, devotedly for the majority of the First Neo Zeon War, but in the end sided with Glemy Toto who had amassed his own impressive military strength; as such, Rakan is not necessarily loyal but rather follows the strong.
Skills & Capabilities
Rakan is a highly accomplished mobile suit pilot, being one of the aces of Neo Zeon and holding the rank of Captain as well as being in command of his own flagship. On the battlefield he can hold his own against the majority of opponents and can make the most of the mobile suit he is piloting, best seen when he was able to gain the upperhand on Judau Ashta and his ZZ Gundam, despite the ZZ being a more powerful mobile suit than the one Rakan was using at the time. As a soldier it can also be assumed that Rakan has a profound knowledge of fire arms, battle strategies, and combat tactics.
Not much is known about Rakan's early life except that in UC 0082 Rakan Dahkaran was an ensign in the Zeon military at Axis where he piloted an MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II during an Earth Federation attack. Several weeks later he piloted the Dom again as part of an exercise course led by Char Aznable that turned into a combat situation as Earth Federation prisoners managed to take control of one of their ships and several of their mobile suits. His actions that day were instrumental to rescuing Haman Karn who had been taken hostage.
First Neo Zeon War
By UC 0088 Rakan had become a high ranking commander and Ace pilot of the Neo Zeon military, being the commander of the Endra-class cruiser Mindra. The first major action he saw was when he piloted an AMX-009 Dreissen to intercept the MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam, piloted by AEUG member Judau Ashta, that was approaching the Sadalahn. After escaping the Sadalahn, Judau and Rakan faced off, with Rakan gaining the upper-hand by destroying the ZZ's beam rifle and even cutting into it. However Roux Louka and Elle Vianno, in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam and RX-178 Gundam Mk-II respectively, provided back up that caused Rakan to lose and flee.
Rakan appeared again before the Dublin Colony Drop, destroying fleeing transports to ensure that no one escaped from the colony drop as a means of further demonstrating Neo Zeon's might. While patrolling Rakan and his AMX-011 Zaku III once again encounter Judau, and the two engage in combat. During their battle, the colony successfully fell on Dublin, killing countless civilians. Judau, overwhelmed with anger and grief over the mass casualties, activated the ZZ Gundam's Bio-Sensor, allowing him to overpower, and defeat Rakan's Zaku III. However, Rakan once again escaped.
Near the end of the war, Rakan defected from Haman to join Glemy Toto's Neo Zeon Faction and now piloted a AMX-014 Doven Wolf. During the Battle of Axis, Rakan clashed with one of Haman's most devoted loyalists, Mashymre Cello, and while evenly matched, Rakan pinned Mashymre down thanks to assistance from three other Doven Wolfs. In a final attempt for victory, Mashymre attempted to kill Rakan with a kamikaze attack, but fails; ultimately however he was killed during the battle by Judau Ashta and his FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam after the ZZ Gundam's Beam Saber sliced apart his AMX-014 Doven Wolf.
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