Elpeo Puru is a character from Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and is a major character in The Knights of the Multiverse, introduced in Season 2. The pilot of the Qubeley Mk-II, she's a newtype who first appears fighting for Axis Zeon, but eventually sides with the Crystal Knights after making close bonds with several of them, particulary Kamille Bidan.
Puru has an energetic and cheerful demeanor that delights in things that make her feel good, like ice cream or piloting a mobile suit. She views the world as her playground to reasonable degree, but can be very serious when she needs to be, despite her immaturity.
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Puru shows powerful Newtype abilities that allow her to feel the presence of other Newtypes with amazing accuracy and quickness. She is able to strongly attune to Kamille and Puru Two. Her Newtype abilities are also further evidenced by the simple fact of her ability to pilot a machine that uses funnels.
Puru sees Kamille as an older brother, and is always begging him to play with her. As an only child (or so she thought), she felt very lonely with no parents or siblings (the closest things she had was Glemy and Haman), and simply wants to be happy with him in the form of a family. As such, she gets very protective of him, especially when around other women.
In the original ZZ Gundam, much of Puru's backstory is left in mystery, both for her and her clones. So, KotM seeks to try and answer those questions in Season 2. Aside from that, several elements from Puru's storyline in the original series has been changed:
- To tie Puru's story into the idea of the Zeta Gundam: A New Translation timeline, her relationship with Judau (ZZ's main character) is swapped out for Kamille. Their relationship is played up a lot more as a sibling bond, as opposed to in the original series, where Puru had a crush on Judau and got jealous when he was getting involved with other females.
- Not as big of a change, but in KotM, she's introduced right at the beginning of the season she appears in, whereas in ZZ she was introduced halfway through the show's run.
Her taking command of the Gundam Mk-II is to represent her bond with Kamille, as it was Kamille's main mobile suit before he piloted the Zeta.