MechaMegazone 23

Garland

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General and Technical Data

Model number: N/A
Code name: Garland
Unit type: prototype transformable maneuver slave
Manufacturer: Megazone 23 Military
Operator(s): Megazone 23 Military; civilians
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot and passenger on standard motorcycle seat (maneuver craft mode); pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso (maneuver slave mode)
Dimensions: maneuver slave mode: overall height 3.85 meters; maneuver craft mode: overall height 0.94 meters, overall length 3.96 meters, overall width 1.35 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: gas turbine engine
Propulsion: engine power 15,000 RPM
Performance: top speed 320 km/h
Equipment and design features: infrared sensors, range unknown; Bahamut access terminal
Fixed armaments: laser orb gun, stored on body, hand-carried in use, uses laser orb gun cartridges stored in forearms

Technical and Historical Notes

In the 25th century, humanity lived in evacuation spaceships following the devastation of Earth in a war five centuries earlier. However, on the Megazone 23 ship, a computer maintained the illusion that its inhabitants lived in 20th century Tokyo. Eventually, the military discovered the truth and began analyzing Bahamut’s data to develop advanced weapons called maneuver slaves. Unlike the earlier mass production Hargan, the Garland was able to transform on its own from the motorcycle maneuver craft mode to the humanoid maneuver slave. In addition to its transformation function, the Garland was designed to function as a Bahamut access terminal. In maneuver slave mode, the Garland was capable of functioning in a standard atmosphere or in space. The Garland’s armament included a standard laser orb gun with reloadable cartridges, which were stored in the Garland’s forearms.

Soon after the Garland’s completion, it was stolen by its designated test driver, Shinji Nakagawa. Nakagawa entrusted the Garland to his friend Shogo Yahagi, but he was killed when the military attempted to retrieve the Garland. Fueled by a desire for revenge, Shogo uncovered the true nature of the world and decided to fight the military. When the military initiated a coup to take control of Megazone 23, Shogo entered the ship’s core to destroy Bahamut and reveal the truth to the public. However, Shogo lost a duel to Hargan pilot BD and was injured, which forced him to abandon the damaged Garland. The Garland was later repaired by the military and re-designated as the GR-00X Prototype Garland.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Shogo Yahagi, Shinji Nakagawa
First appearance: Megazone 23 Part I
Original mechanical designer: Shinji Aramaki

Lineart

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Megazone 23 Part I Information


Director:
Noboru Ishiguro

Writer:
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama

Mechanical Designer(s):
Shinji Aramaki
Hideki Kakinuma
Takeshi Miyao

Character Designer(s):
Toshihiro Hirano
Haruhiko Mikimoto (Eve)

Musical Composer:
Shiro Sagisu

Video Release:
Japan 03.09.1985
U.S. 06.01.2004

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