Athrun Zala is a ZAFT mobile suit pilot, assigned to the Le Creuset Team hunting the Archangel. He is shocked to learn that defending his target is his childhood friend, Kira Yamato. Athrun pilots the transforming Aegis Gundam.
In the original dub by Ocean he was played by Sam Vincent. In NYAV Post's dub of the HD version, Chris Hackney was chosen for the part.