ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam
Model number: ZGMF-X666S
Code name: Legend Gundam
Unit type: prototype attack mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
First deployment: C.E. 74
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.86 meters
Weight: max gross weight 86.02 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact hyper deuterion nuclear reactor, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler
Fixed armaments: 2 x MMI-GAU26 17.5mm CIWS, fire-linked, mounted in head; 2 x MX2351 "Solidus Fulgor" beam shield generator, mounted on wrists; 2 x MA-M80S "Defiant Kai" beam javelin, stored in legs, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: MA-BAR78F high-energy beam rifle, power rating unknown
Remote weapons: DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network): 2 x (beam spike equipment type): GDU-X7 assault beam machine gun, mounted on backpack; 8 x (general type): GDU-X5 assault beam machine gun, mounted on backpack and waist
In C.E. 71, ZAFT unveils its revolutionary DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system in two mobile suits: the YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam and ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam. Unfortunately, the DRAGOONs utilized by these two units can only be controlled by pilots with expanded spatial awareness. However, in C.E. 74, ZAFT introduces the ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam, an upgrade of the original Providence Gundam design. The Legend Gundam features a new quantum communication system that allows normal pilots to control the DRAGOONs. The Legend Gundam features two types of DRAGOONs, also used by the ZGMF-X3000Q Providence ZAKU. Two beam spike DRAGOONs mounted on top of the backpack are capable of piercing the positron reflector shields used by Earth Alliance mobile armors. Eight general type DRAGOON units are stored on the backpack and waist armor. The Legend Gundam is also equipped with a pair of wrist-mounted "Solidus Fulgor" beam shield generators, which are also used by the ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam. The Legend Gundam's armaments are rounded out by a pair of head vulcans, beam javelins and a high-energy beam rifle. The Legend Gundam's systems are powered by a hyper deuterion nuclear reactor, a violation of the Junius Treaty. This new design stores power in deuterion form, providing a continuous deuterion charge and, in theory, an endless power supply. However, it's possible for the suit's power to be expended before the reactor can replenish it.
The Legend Gundam is initially assigned to FAITH pilot Athrun Zala by PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Gilbert Durandal. However, after Athrun defects from ZAFT and escapes from the Gibraltar Base, it's reassigned to Durandal loyalist Rey Za Burrel. Soon after, the Legend Gundam plays an important role in ZAFT's Operation Ragnarok, an attack on the Alliance's Heavens Base headquarters. Rey, along with Destiny Gundam pilot Shinn Asuka and ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam pilot Lunamaria Hawke, destroy five GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam units guarding the base, paving the way for a ZAFT victory. The Legend Gundam also participates in Operation Fury, an attack on the Orb Union intended to root out Logos leader Lord Djibril. When Djibril escapes to space and fires the Requiem cannon at the PLANTs, the battleship Minerva heads to space and launches an attack on the Alliance's Daedalus lunar base. During the battle, Rey destroys two Destroy Gundams as well as the battleship Girty Lue, killing Djibril. Later, when an Orb space fleet attacks ZAFT to seize control of Requiem, Rey engages Kira Yamato's ZGMF-X20A Freedom Gundam. Rey, a defective clone like Rau Le Creuset, is momentarily confused by Kira's statement that his life is his own. During this moment of confusion, the Legend Gundam is heavily damaged by Kira. Rey then flies to the space fortress Messiah, where he fatally shoots Durandal. Soon after, the damaged fortress crashes into the Moon, presumably destroying the Legend Gundam and killing Rey.
Pilot: Rey Za Burrel
Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY: Alliance VS ZAFT II; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
MA-BAR78F high-energy beam rifle
MA-M80S "Defiant Kai" beam javelin