McMurdo Barriston (マクマード・バリストン?) is a character that appears in the Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS television series.
Personality & Character
Despite being the leader of Teiwaz, which is rumored to be run like a mafia, McMurdo is an amicable person. Hospitable and respectable, he takes a liking to the Tekkadan crew, specifically Orga, accepting him as a member of Teiwaz brass via Sakazuki blood oath, and Mikazuki, whose piloting skills impressed him. He acts as a doting grandfather to Tekkadan, and muses that they are growing up in most amusing ways. He is also someone who honors his promises once he makes them.
McMurdo can be blunt, speaking honestly and objectively about current events and their repercussions, if only to inform people so that they may make informed decisions.
Despite his reasonable disposition, he does not allow his emotions to blind him, showing pragmatic business practices. Looking out for Teiwaz and his personal interest is his top priority and he is willing to make deals with oppositional parties if it suits his purposes, even if it means discarding his own subordinates.
- Naze Turbine
Naze requested admission into Teiwaz with the goal of supporting his ever-growing family, something that McMurdo approved of. McMurdo got along with him very well, irritating some of the other members of Teiwaz. They were close enough that McMurdo held a funeral for the deceased Naze despite the Turbines becoming an illegal organization, as well as bringing in the Turbines' surviving members into a new transport division under his control. Jasley Donomikols once even mused that Naze was McMurdo's favorite 'son'.
- Mikazuki Augus
Mikazuki was present during McMurdo's first meeting with Kudelia Aina Bernstein. McMurdo took an instant liking to Mikazuki after hearing his advice to Kudelia, and offers to overhaul the Gundam Barbatos, calling it the whim of an old man. After Mikazuki's victory over the mobile armor Hashmal, McMurdo invited him to his office for snacks and small talk, and congratulated him for his skills.
Notes and Trivia
- McMurdo Barriston's voice actor, Unshō Ishizuka, also voiced Aimzat Kartral in After War Gundam X, Gerhart Schmitzer in Mobile Suit Gundam: Zeonic Front, Sergei Smirnov in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Yonem Kirks in Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.