Urgh. This puts practically all the important characters on ZAFT's side. Except Cagalli, of course, and the Archangel's crew. But the AA is part of Terminal, which is basically Lacus' own personal army, anyways. Everyone being on the same side makes for an interesting story...
And the goddamned abortion of a series (GSD) ruined Cagalli.>>12106093
Why the fuck does he actually need to JOIN ZAFT? Why doesn't he just sign on as her personal bodyguard like Athrun did with Cagalli in GSD? He already wields enough clout through being Lacus' boytoy, a super-famous Gundam ace, probably being in control of Terminal's military, his personal connections with high-level ZAFT and PLANT members, and his sister being in control of Orb. Why the hell is Mr. I Hate War joining ZAFT and commanding a battlegroup?