Is there anything that Kira Yamato isn't? He's a Coordinator (and Ultimate one at that), he's a SEEDling, supposed Newtype. I mean really, in the next series he would probably be a final evolution of Devil Gundam or God knows who.
He's not a Mysterious Masked Man that's into far younger emotionally unstable teenagers
I may be wrong, but I think all of that was that Prime Minister's doing.
Technically it was, but Maria was naive and incompotent enough to buy into it, which was my point.