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Shams Couza (シャムス・コーザ Shamusu Kōza?) is a fictional character from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER.

Personality & Character

Shams wears large rectangular glasses, but they are just for show - his eyesight is excellent without them. He dislikes Coordinators as he views them as inhuman beings, but he is also a cheerful young man who likes to play billiards. However, his calm demeanor is replaced with blind rage after witnessing Mudie Holcroft die in combat. Her death seemed to effect him to a great degree (as his screams upon finding her mangled corpse in her cockpit would seem to imply). This leads him to ignore and abuse his energy supply in the following mission, which results in his own demise.

Skills & Abilities

He is an all-round fighter, and excels in both close combat as well as long range.


A mobile suit pilot belonging to the 81st Independent Mobile Group of the Allied Forces. He has been indoctrinated in the anti-Coordinator ideology at an orphanage. After Mudie's death, his hatred for Coordinators grew even stronger, and during the mission to attack the D.S.S.D space station, he was so angry that he did not listen to the battery alerts of the Verde Buster or the warnings of the operators, and just destroyed everything around him. The Verde Buster phase-shifted down and stopped operating, and he died in battle under the concentrated fire of the Civilian Astray DSSD Custom units from all directions. Just before his death, he had a sarcastic smile on his face.


Character Designs



Notes & Trivia

  • Shams has a Galician surname.
  • Shams's best-known voice actor is Mamoru Miyano, who also voiced Setsuna F. Seiei of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. However, the role was originated by Hiroshi Kamiya (who also voiced Tieria Erde in Gundam 00). Kamiya provided Shams's voice for the streaming versions of episodes 1 and 2, but was injured in a car accident and had to be replaced. Miyano played Shams in episode 3 and all subsequent video game appearances, but also re-looped all of Kamiya's dialog for the DVD release of Stargazer.
  • To date, Hiroshi Kamiya has yet to reprise his role as Shams in any games such as SEED Battle Destiny or his recent appearances in G Generation games.
  • Some fans speculated that Shams and Mudie Holcroft might have been in some form of romantic relationship due to his rather extreme change in personality following her death.


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