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GN-000 0 Gundam

 

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Original colors

Actual Combat Deployment colors

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GN-000 0 Gundam

 

General and Technical Data

 

Model number: GN-000

Code name: 0 Gundam

Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit

Manufacturer: Celestial Being

Operator(s): Celestial Being; Fereshte

Rollout: AD 2290
First deployment: AD 2301

Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters

Weight: max gross 53.4 metric tons
Armor materials:
E-Carbon

Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown; GN Condenser (later modification), power output rating unknown

Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown

Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; GN Feather; communication jamming

Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in rack behind shoulder, hand-carried in use

Optional fixed armaments: Gundam shield, mounted on left foream; see GN-000FA Full Armor 0 Gundam

Optional hand armaments: beam gun

 

Technical and Historical Notes

 

Created in the late 23rd century, the GN-000 0 Gundam is a first generation Gundam and serves as the template for all of Celestial Being's later Gundam designs. The most revolutionary feature of the 0 Gundam is the Gundam Nucleus (GN) Drive that powers both the suit and its weapons. Created on Jupiter, the GN Drive provides nearly limitless energy and the GN particles it emits can jam radar and communications equipment. The 0 Gundam's GN Drive powers its prototype beam gun and saber, which lack the GN Condensers developed for later units. The GN Drive can also emit GN Feathers: wings of light that help stabilize the suit in mid-air and jam/disrupt enemy attacks. However, the enormous output of the GN Feather is deemed inefficient and goes unused in later units.

In 2301, Innovade Ribbons Almark conducts an armed intervention test with the 0 Gundam during the war between Azadistan and the Krugis Republic. Ribbons' mission is to eliminate all witnesses, but he spares a young terrorist named Soran Ibrahim (aka Setsuna F. Seiei) because of the psychological effect he sees the Gundam has on the boy. Six years later, when Celestial Being reveals itself to the world, the 0 Gundam's GN Drive is used by the support organization Fereshte to power its second generation Gundams. By 2312, the 0 Gundam and its GN Drive are back in the possession of Celestial Being. With its GN Drive already in use, the 0 Gundam is equipped with a GN Condenser and repainted for use as a reserve unit by backup Gundam Meister Lasse Aeon. However, the GN Condenser has a limited operation time compared to the full power of the GN Drive. During the final battle against the Innovators, the 0 Gundam and a GN Drive are reclaimed by Ribbons, who fights (and loses) a battle against Setsuna's GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II.

 

Miscellaneous Information

 

Pilot(s): Ribbons Almark, Lasse Aeon

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam 00; Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (manga); Mobile Suit Gundam 00P; Mobile Suit Gundam 00F; Mobile Suit Gundam 00I

Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

 

Lineart

 

Beam gun
Beam saber
Cockpit
GN Condenser
GN Drive
Gundam shield
Head

 

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