Model number: ASW-G-56
Code name: Gundam Astaroth
Unit type: mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 22.5 meters
Weight: empty 33.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Gundam Frame
Powerplant: 2 x Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown; nanolaminate coat
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown
Fixed armaments: none
Optional hand armaments: battle anchor
More than 300 years ago, Gjallarhorn created 72 Gundam Frames in an effort to fight off the existential threat of unmanned mobile armors during the Calamity War. Compared to standard mobile suits, these high performance machines each mounted two Ahab reactors. The Gundams also utilized the Alaya-Vijnana System, a man-machine interface in which plugs from the cockpit would connect to spinal cord implants protruding from the pilot’s back. This system allowed data to flow both ways between the Gundam and the pilot’s brain, and it also allowed for human-like movement. However, exceeding the system’s safety limits could permanently injure the pilot’s body. The names and model numbers of all the Gundams corresponded to the names and ranks of demons from the Lesser Key of Solomon. The ASW-G-56 Gundam Gremory was named after the demon Duke Gremory.
The Gundam Gremory was unique for its use of a hooded nanolaminate coat that protected the head and provided extraordinary shock resistance. The coat was created with a special technology that stacked nanolaminate armor in layers. Despite its benefit, the nanolaminate coat proved unfeasible for mass production due to the amount of time needed to create it. Additionally, the technology used to create it was lost to time. Its sole armament was a battle anchor, which was initially two-sided but damaged long ago in battle. Although the one-sided battle anchor weighed less, this affected the weapon’s balance and required the pilot to have high level skills to adapt. Between its hooded coat and the scythe-like battle anchor, the Gundam Gremory was said to resemble a grim reaper. Thanks to the abilities of its nanolaminate coat, the Gundam Gremory could absorb heavy shocks and launch counterattacks. It was capable of leading battle, going on solo missions or conducting reconnaissance. After the Calamity War, the Gundam Gremory came into the possession of the Nadiras, a prestigious family associated with Gjallarhorn’s Seven Stars.
Pilot: Deira Nadira
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans Moon Steel
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
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