XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero (TV version)
Model number: XXXG-00W0
Code name: Wing Gundam Zero
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Quatre Raberba Winner (based on a design by Doctor J, Professor G, Instructor H, Doktor S and Master O)
Operator(s): Gundam Pilots; OZ (Organization of Zodiac)
First deployment: 22 September AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.7 meters
Weight: empty 8.0 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 150; weapons: 150; speed: 160; power: 140; armor: 140
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; "Zero System" combat computer/pilot interface in cockpit; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: 2 x machine cannon, fire-linked, mounted on torso; 2 x wing vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in wing binders; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: shield with "piledriver" nose, mounts on main body in Neo-Bird mode
Optional hand armaments: twin buster rifle, can be separated into two separate single-barrel buster rifles, can be stored on shield, mounts on main body in Neo-Bird mode
Before there are five Gundams, there's only one - and it exists strictly on paper. It's AC 180 - fifteen years before they send their own respective custom-built Gundams to wage guerilla warfare on Earth - and the five eccentric scientists Doctor J, Professor G, Instructor H, Doktor S and Master O, have just completed designing the first mobile suit of that era, the OZ-00MS Tallgeese. Seeing their work being put to oppressive use in the form of mass-produced OZ-06MS Leo - and spawned by the assassination of space colony political leader Heero Yuy - the five scientists decide to design their own mobile suit which can overpower OZ's forces. This mobile suit is the XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero, and it's a design to truly be feared. In addition to being extremely maneuverable, the Wing Zero is a transformable mobile suit, capable of transforming into a fighter-like "Neo-Bird mode" for added speed and mobility. Sporting Gatling-like machine cannons, wing-mounted vulcan guns and beam sabers, its firepower is topped by an extremely powerful twin buster rifle, capable of wiping out entire groups of mobile suits in a single shot.
However, one more factor puts the Wing Zero above everything else: the cockpit's "Zero System," which allows the pilot's mind to interface directly with the Gundam's combat computer. Although the exact nature of the Zero System's operation is unclear, it appears to operate by "sampling" the pilot's thoughts and, combining them with current combat data, presenting the pilot with various alternate outcomes. Thus, depending on the pilot's mood, the Zero System can tell them how to achieve total victory... or decisive defeat. Nevertheless, the mental stresses the Zero System place on the pilot are too great for any ordinary human to handle, and even the five mad scientists see the dangerous turn their work is taking. And thus, the Wing Gundam Zero project was shelved. A copy of the plans went with each of the five scientists when they broke up and went underground to pursue their own individual plans for revolution against OZ. The Wing Zero design serves as a base model for the five Gundams that would actually be built and sent to Earth.
In AC 195, unfortunate circumstances place XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock pilot Quatre Raberba Winner in space without a Gundam, with a dead father, and with enemies of the very space colonists he was fighting to free. Wracked by a serious mental imbalance, Quatre discovers the abandoned work of the five scientists, and he builds the Wing Zero. Mindless of its dangerous Zero System, Quatre takes off to destroy anyone and everyone fighting in space. Though his mental condition is temporary, the Wing Zero's power proves truly terrible, as Quatre uses it to destroy an entire space colony. After that, the Wing Gundam Zero passes from one pilot to another until it lands in the hands of former OZ pilot Zechs Merquise, and then XXXG-01W Wing Gundam pilot Heero Yuy - two of the only humans known to actually master the Zero System by making use of its advantages while preventing it from driving them mad.
Pilot(s): Heero Yuy, Duo Maxwell, Trowa Barton, Quatre Raberba Winner, Wufei Chang, Zechs Merquise (aka Milliardo Peacecraft), Trant Clark
Appearances: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam; Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam Vs. Gundam Next; Dynasty Warriors: Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara
Twin buster rifle