Kira Yamato

The young civilian who becomes the pilot of the prototype Strike Gundam. Kira is a first-generation Coordinator whose parents are Naturals, and his family has taken refuge in the neutral territory of the resource satellite Heliopolis to avoid the war. However, Kira finds himself drawn into the conflict when Heliopolis is attacked by ZAFT forces, and he remains aboard the Earth Alliance warship Archangel 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.