Lacus Clyne (ラクス・クライン, Rakusu Kurain?) is a fictional character from the anime series Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny. She is a popular female vocalist and becomes the co-leader of the Clyne Faction. Apart from her prominent role in the original series, Lacus is a playable character in the video game Gundam SEED Destiny: OMNI vs ZAFT II and she also appears in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, Super Robot Wars Judgement, Super Robot Wars W and Super Robot Wars K as captain of the Eternal. She currently holds the record of being elected the most popular female character at Animage's Anime Grand Prix four times: in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006. In the 30th Anime Grand Prix, she was ranked at 3rd place.
Her name, "Lacus" means "lake" in Latin. In Gundam SEED Destiny she's the "White Queen" on Gilbert Durandal's chess board. She is referred to in the title of episode eight of Gundam SEED as the "The Songstress of The Enemy Forces".
Lacus Clyne is the daughter of PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Siegel Clyne. She is a Coordinator whose career as an idol singer has brought her enormous popularity in the PLANTs. She is engaged to Athrun Zala at one point, mainly out of political expediency. As the Bloody Valentine War goes on, Lacus meets and falls in love with the protagonist of the series Kira Yamato.