RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee (OVA version)


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Final version in Unicorn mode (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

Test version in Unicorn mode (UC-MSV)

Final version in Destroy mode (Gundam Unicorn OVA)

Test version in Destroy mode (UC-MSV)



RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee


General and Technical Data


Model number: RX-0
Code name:
Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee
Unit type:
prototype full psychoframe mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Vist Foundation; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0095
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.7 meters (21.7 meters in Destroy mode)
Weight: empty 24.0 metric tons; max gross 46.7 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3480 kW ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 142600 kg total ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 23500 meters ~ unknown (Destroy mode); full psychoframe; NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System; intention automatic system
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, can function as tonfas, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam saber, accessible only in Destroy mode, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use; shield, features I-field generator, mounted on left forearm; Armed Armor VN; usable offensively as vibrating claws or defensively as shield, mounted on left arm; Armed Armor BS, features beam smart gun, mounted on right forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam magnum


Technical and Historical Notes


The RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee is the second of three RX-0 units built as part of the UC Project. The Banshee is similar to the original Unicorn Gundam and features the same NT-D System that can activate Destroy mode. However, the Banshee's armor is colored black, and in Destroy mode its psychoframe emits a golden glow. The Banshee uses the same base armaments as the Unicorn Gundam, but it can also equip specially designed psychoframe weapons called Armed Armor. The Armed Armor BS is a beam smart gun mounted over the right forearm, and the gun's barrel swivels over the right hand when in use. The gun is capable of predictive aiming by feeding spatial data to the pilot via psycommu and using the pilot's brain waves to synchronize with the fin-shaped beam director. The Armed Armor VN is mounted on the left arm and can be used both offensively as vibrating claws or defensively as a shield. The vibration is powered by the strength of the psychoframe, and the claws give the Banshee a lion-like appearance.

The Banshee undergoes evaluation testing in UC 0095 alongside the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex. The Banshee is damaged in an encounter with the Neo Zeon mobile suit AMX-107R ReBawoo. The completed Banshee makes its public debut in UC 0096 during an attack by Zeon remnants on Australia's Torrington Base. The Banshee is piloted by Neo Zeon Cyber Newtype Marida Cruz, who is captured and brainwashed by the Vist Foundation. Marida captures the Unicorn Gundam and puts its pilot, Banagher Links, in the hands of the Earth Federation Forces and the Vist Foundation. During a battle within the confines of the Garuda transport plane, Marida is able to break out of her brainwashing and abandons the Banshee. The Banshee is then re-equipped as the RX-0[N] Gundam Unicorn 02 Banshee Norn and assigned to Londo Bell pilot Riddhe Marcenas.


Miscellaneous Information


Pilot: Marida Cruz (aka Ple Twelve)

Appearances: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime); UC-MSV (Gundam Unicorn Mobile Suit Variations); Mobile Gundam UC: One of Seventy Two; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs.; Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full
; Gundam Versus

Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Note: Based on the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee from the Gundam Unicorn novel.




Armed Armor BS

Beam magnum

Beam saber

Beam tonfa

Linear seat (Destroy mode)

Linear seat (Unicorn mode)