Gundam 00: Tieria Erde


Tieria Erde is a fictional character in the Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00. He is the pilot of the GN-005 Gundam Virtue and the GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh, later GN-008 Seravee Gundam. His character is voiced by Hiroshi Kamiya, who won the “Best Actor in supporting role” award at the 2008 Seiyu Awards for this performance.

The code name Tieria Erde is close to the words in Spanish “Tierra Verde”, meaning “Green Earth”, but Erde also means Earth in German. Whether the name Tieria Erde is the real name of the Gundam Meister is unknown, as very little is known about Tieria. However, considering that most of the Gundam Meisters are constantly referred to with their codenames, with their real names a Level 7 secret, it is likely the name “Tieria Erde” is also a codename.

Initially cold, strict and emotionless. He takes on the role of a law enforcer of sorts, with no regard for the lives or feelings of his fellow comrades in the name of the grander scheme of things. He comes off as rather stoic and distant, although also proud and arrogant. To this end, he often clashes verbally with the other Gundam Meisters, as well as his “superior”, Sumeragi Lee Noriega, on topics ranging from insubordination to ideology. Tieria is often noted for being on an extremely high horse, looking down upon others. The link between Tieria and Veda can explain Tieria’s holier-than-thou attitude, and his belief that he is a judge of the members of Celestial Being. Tieria is shown to also be rather intelligent, and capable of making competent snap decisions.

After being disconnected from Veda and forming an unlikely bond with fellow Gundam Meister Lockon Stratos near the end of the first season, he begins to develop a more “human” personality and starts to feel more compassion for other people, going so far as to lock Lockon in a room to prevent him from fighting in order to “save” him. When Lockon dies, Tieria’s initial reaction is that of rage, which he directs toward Setsuna; however, he begins to find strength in himself, and promises to fight on in the name of his fallen comrade.

Tieria has gradually mellowed out into a much less harsh character during the four-year time skip; however, he still retains his trademark strictness and does not hesitate to chastise others when the occasion arises, though this occur less frequently than season 1. Notably, he is one of the only members of Celestial Being who does not think of Lyle Dylandy as a replica of his late brother, an interesting contrast from people shared by members such as Setsuna and Feldt Grace. He is shown as being more friendly and helpful towards his comrades, and even seems to have developed a wry sense of humour.

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~ by edgarluvitug on February 1, 2009.

One Response to “Gundam 00: Tieria Erde”

  1. Just a Trivia: Tierra actually is an android made by Celestial Beings from the specs of Supercomputer Veda. This is the real reason why he acts in that way. In one of the moments where Lockon discovered who killed his parents, Tierra actually said to himself “So.. this is how humans are..” which refers to giving out a clue of what he really is.

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