Model number: ASW-G-XX
Code name: Gundam Vidar
Unit type: custom mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso using Alaya-Vijnana System Type E
Dimensions: overall height 18.5 meters
Weight: empty 30.9 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: nanolaminate armor on Gundam Frame
Powerplant: 3 x Ahab reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: Ahab thrusters: total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Alaya-Vijnana System Type E, interfaces directly with pilot’s neck implant
Fixed armaments: 4 x hunter’s edge blade, mounted in tips and heels of feet
Optional hand armaments: 110mm rifle; 2 x handgun, stored in front skirt armor; burst saber, stored in side skirt armor
The ASW-G-XX Gundam Vidar was a mobile suit piloted by the mysterious masked man Vidar, who allied himself with Rustal Elion. In actuality, Vidar was Gaelio Bauduin, who was presumed dead after a mobile suit battle with his former friend, McGillis Fareed. The Gundam Vidar itself was likewise a disguised version of Gaelio’s ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris. In addition to a complete armor and weapons overhaul from the intermediate prototype ASW-G-XK XK, the completed Gundam Vidar mounted a third Ahab reactor to disguise the Gundam Kimaris’ energy signature. The Gundam Vidar featured the innovative Alaya-Vijnana System Type E, which used the remains of Ein Dalton’s brain as a support system that connected to Gaelio’s neck. Due to Gaelio lacking Alaya-Vijnana implants, this system gave the Gundam Vidar the same performance as Tekkadan’s Gundams, whose pilots did have the implants. The Gundam Vidar’s armaments included two handguns, a 110mm rifle and four hunter’s edge blades mounted in the feet tips and heels. Its main weapon, a burst saber, featured a detachable blade that could be used as an explosive. Several replacement blades were stored in the suit’s skirt armor. After McGillis began his rebellion against Gjallarhorn, Gaelio publicly revealed himself and McGillis’ past treachery. The Gundam Vidar was then reconfigured once more as the Gundam Kimaris Vidar.
Pilot: Vidar (aka Gaelio Bauduin)
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Original mechanical designer: Ippei Gyoubu
Iron-Blooded Orphans Info
50 episodes; 9 compilation episodes
Japan 10.04.2015 – 03.27.2016 (S1);
10.02.2016 – 04.02.2017 (S2)
U.S. 06.04.2016 – 12.11.2016 (S1);
10.08.2017 – 04.28.2018 (S2)
Japan 04.29.2022 –
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