The young civilian who becomes the pilot of the prototype
Kira is a first-generation
whose parents are
and his family has taken refuge in the neutral territory of the resource satellite
to avoid the war. However, Kira finds himself drawn into the conflict when Heliopolis is attacked by
forces, and he remains aboard the
in order to protect his friends and loved ones. As a Coordinator, Kira has remarkable mental and physical abilities, and his computer programming talents enable him to rewrite the Strike Gundam's operating system in mid-battle to adapt to new combat conditions.