Patrick Zala

A member of the PLANT Supreme Council who serves as chairman of its National Defense Committee, and is thus the commander in chief of the ZAFT forces. Having lost his wife Lenore in the Bloody Valentine tragedy, Zala is intent on revenge against the Naturals, and he is the leader of a radical faction of the Supreme Council which seeks to escalate the war against the Earth Alliance. Zala represents the PLANTs of December City, where the ZAFT forces are headquartered, and is the father of ZAFT soldier Athrun Zala.