Marida Cruz, also known as Ple Twelve, is a clone of Elpeo Ple who appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn OVA series. She initially served as a female Cyber Newtype pilot for the Glemy Faction during the Second Neo Zeon War, and later became an ace pilot of the Neo Zeon remnant forces Sleeves during the Laplace Incident. Marida is shown to be an empathetic and caring person who avoids inflicting unnecessary damage and doesn't want to hurt most people emotionally, although she is usually described as emotionless and scary by others. Although highly competent in battle, she is not combative and will only fight due to her orders or wanting to protect those she cares about. Marida tends to act as a big sister and mentor figure to those younger than her, as children on Palau cling to her and call her "Big Sis", as well as her mentoring role to Banagher Links and Mineva Zabi later on. Marida is fiercly loyal to her captain, Suberoa Zinnerman, seeing him as a father figure and referring to him as "master", which irritates him. She sees herself as a weapon who does not think and carries out her orders faithfully. After meeting with Banagher, and particularly after her recovery from the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee's cockpit, her hitherto unseen kindness begins to become more apparent. The true depth of her attachment to Zinnerman is later revealed, when instead of "master" as she once had, she calls him "father". Ultimately, Marida becomes as a surrogate daughter to Zinnerman.