Rosamia Badam (ロザミア・バダム?) is a character from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. She also appears in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Sayonara, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: Four Story - And to a soldier… and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Define.
Personality & Character
Having undergone Cyber Newtype modifications, Rosamia’s personality spirals between innocent and kind to overconfident and brutal. Initially appearing to be a self-assured and capable pilot, Rosamia would occasionally break down and have phycological delusions.
Later, she would have her mind reprogramed for an undercover mission into the Argama. She would believe that Kamille Bidan was her brother and form a familiar connection to him. However, her old personality would come back and she would declare Kamille to be her enemy. Her mind would again be reprogramed to believe that Gates Capa was her brother as a means of controlling her. Eventually her mind was unable to consolidate the different memories implanted in her and she would break down even further,
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Rosamia is an artificially enhanced Cyber Newtype who has been trained at the Augusta Research Institute of the Earth Federation Forces. As with other enhanced humans, Rosamia's physical body has been strengthened along with her mental conditioning, but in the case of Rosamia, the colony drop during the One Year War left a major scar on her psyche, and the Titans took advantage of this to have Loren Nakamoto manipulate her mind so that she would think of AEUG as the enemy. In the first battle against AEUG, she piloted the ORX-005 Gaplant, and although she and Buran Blutarch of the Federation forces gave Kamille Bidan and others a hard time, they escaped because her machine was badly damaged without her getting used to it.
Although she was a highly capable enhanced human being, her mind was in a state of disintegration, and she was given false memories of her family in order to maintain balance. She took advantage of this to make Kamille think that he was her brother, and was sent on an infiltration mission to Argama, where she was made to call herself "Rosammy" and was pampered by her false brother Kamille. During her time on the Argama, despite raising suspicions among its crew she manages to gain the affections of Qum and Shinta, due to her childlike nature. Unfortunately her programming eventually takes hold, and she escapes from the Argama aboard a Nemo. She is encountered once more by Kamille in the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam while test piloting the NRX-055 Baund Doc, but despite recognizing him as her brother once more, he is unable to liberate her from the Titans' controls. She later reappears under her Rosamia personality in the experimental MRX-010 Psycho Gundam Mk-II, at which point her mind had begun to break down even further, unable to consolidate the different memories implanted in her. In the end, despite initially wanting to bring her back, Kamille was forced to kill her to protect the crew of the Argama from the Psycho Gundam Mk-II.
A New Translation
In the movie compilation, Rosamia's story plays out as it did in the television series, although she does not return after ejecting from the Gaplant.
Notes & Trivia
- Rosamia is often attached to her "big brother", who was whoever she was programmed to believe actually was her brother at the time. Originally she was programmed to believe Kamille Bidan was her brother, although she was later reprogrammed to believe Gates Capa was her brother in an attempt to stabilize her mental condition. Rosamia originally carried around a photo depicting a younger version of herself, a younger boy and an older boy bearing a strong similarity to Kamille. While this was likely a forgery created by the Titans, Rosamia throughout her different memories spoke of a father, a mother, a little brother and an older brother. It is unknown if she genuinely had any brothers or not however.
- In the movie compilations, Rosamia is not seen again after the destruction of her Gaplant. Although she still safely ejects from the Gaplant's cockpit, it is unclear if the experience killed her or not, as she is never seen landing or being recovered. This also results in the Bound Doc's introduction plot being removed, as well as the Psycho Gundam Mk-II being cut entirely.
- Rosamia may not have the track record of joining the main squad in the various Super Robot Wars games that Four Murasame does, but she has been recruitable in a few games, including F/Final, A/A Portable (where the player had to choose between her and Four), Compact 1 and 2 (as well as the remake of 2, Impact), as well as 64. In addition, she canonically survives the Alpha series (though the player can choose to kill her and get the Waverider Crash in Alpha Gaiden - either way, the injuries invoked by her piloting the Psycho Gundam Mk-II are enough to permanently sideline her).