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Murrue Ramius (マリュー・ラミアス , voiced by Kotono Mitsuishi) is the captain of the Earth Alliance spaceship Archangel, after the original command crew is killed in a ZAFT assault on the Heliopolis space colony.
Assuming command at the suggestion of Ensign Natarle Badgiruel, Lt. Ramius is shown to be a competent commanding officer with an excellent intuitive grasp of her crew's and her ship's capabilities. While she initially suggests that Lt. Mu La Flaga, the most senior officer present, should command the ship, he declines because his role as one of the ship's only pilots means he cannot stay on the bridge. Promoted to Lt. Commander when Archangel rendezvouses with Rear Admiral Lewis Halberton's 8th Fleet, Murrue descends to the planet's surface and lands in Africa, fighting her way through ZAFT forces commanded by Andrew Waltfeld (AKA "Desert Tiger"). The battered assault ship finally makes its way to Alaska, arriving several months after leaving Heliopolis (including an extended repair stopover in the Orb Union).
Captain Ramius deserts the Alliance forces after the Atlantic Federation's betrayal at JOSH-A (they had left her with a largely Eurasian defense force to die, judging Archangel's crew "tainted" by contact with Coordinator pilot Kira Yamato). Reunited with Yamato - now piloting the ZGMF-X10A Freedom - Ramius and Archangel join the Orb forces at the Battle of Orb, trying to defend the island from the Alliance attack.
Just before Orb self-destructs its mass driver, Archangel and Orb's ship Kusanagi launch into space. At Mendel they join forces with the support ship Eternal, a ZAFT renegade group led by Lacus Clyne and Andrew Waltfeld. United against the escalation of violence by both ZATF and the Earth Alliance, they form the Three Ships Alliance, or Clyne Faction.
In the Second Jachin Due Battle, the Clyne Faction is instrumental in ending the war and avoiding total devastation to both factions.
Over the course of the war, Murrue develops a romantic relationship with Mu La Flaga. On the final day of the war, Mu is killed protecting Murrue from the Archangel's sister ship Dominion positron attack.
After the war, Murrue Ramius lives in Orb, at Morgenroete's Shipbuilding Section B, disguised as Maria Vernes. She meets with Talia Gladys, being responsible for the repairs of the Minerva. "Maria" is frequently seen in the company of Andrew Waltfeld, whose lover Aisha was also killed in the war.
After the departure of Minerva, Ramius is involved in the attack at the temporary residence of Lacus Clyne, along with Andrew Waltfeld. After Orb's membership into the Earth Alliance, Ramius reunites the original crew, and relaunches the Archangel, which now has submarine capabilities. Before departure, they "kidnap" Cagalli from her political wedding with Yuuna.
According to some sources she was a school teacher before the war, who held a reserve commission in the Earth Forces. She had a boyfriend, a mobile armor pilot, who was killed in battle. This could have led to her dislike of mobile armor pilots.
Her name could be an allusion to Marko Ramius, from "The Hunt for Red October". In the Tom Clancy novel and movie, Marko was the captian of the submarine Red October. While the reference could be a coincidence, the fact that the Archangel now has submarine capabilities shows that it could be an intentional reference.
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