Sumeragi Lee Noriega is a fictional character of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Sumeragi is the tactical forecaster/coordinator and commander Celestial Being'sPtolemaios crew. She commanded the CBS-70 Ptolemaios in Season 1, the CBS-74 Ptolemaios 2 in Season 2 and later CBS-74 Ptolemaios 2 Kai in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A wakening of the Trailblazer. Sumeragi Lee Noriega's real name is Leesa Kujo.
Before the events of AD 2301 (pre-season 1), Leesa was a highly motivated and self-confident person. She had the ambition to become a tactical strategist to help reduce causalities for soldiers. After the incident that lead to the death of her close friend, Emilio, she was forever changed into a self-loathing person, always walking a life filled with guilt and alcoholism. By AD 2307 (season 1), after joining CB, Sumeragi shines through her tactical coordination; she developed a self-demanding need to execute all things perfectly to avoid past mistakes (due to Emilio's death). Even the slightest tactical mistake would affect her. Her will and resolve was fragile as she constantly needed to drink to help her get through the day. Through it all, she still wanted to change the world for the better and hoped Aeolia's vision to come true. When that dream faded and her spirit broken, she kept running way from her problems with heavy drinking. By AD 2310 (pre-season 2), she became greatly depressed and heavily drank daily to cope with her sense of failure; as time passed, after her return to CB in AD 2312 (season 2), she slowly regained her will to fight again and accept her mistakes, signified by reduction in drinking. By the end of the events in AD 2312, she got past her depression and regained her resolve to change the world as a much more stronger person.
Skills and Abilities
As a student in war tactics and former AEU tactical coordinator, Sumeragi is highly competent in tactical prediction and coordination. Even before her inception into Celestial Being, she was already a highly effective and successful tactical commander, scoring high marks and known for her ambitious tactics (mentioned by Kati Mannequin). It's her natural gift of foresight that allowed Celestial Being successfully avoid destruction in numerous occasions. While skilled in the use computer systems, she doesn't seem able to program or have any other advanced skills. Because she was a former AEU soldier, she has military training in firearms as she can operate a machine gun. The full depth of her capabilities are unknown.
- Leesa/Sumeragi is of Eurasian descent, a combination of Spanish and Japanese blood.
- According to Official Files for Second Season, Sumeragi was the one who made up the code names for the Gundam Meisters and the Ptolemy Crew.