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GN-000 0 Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GN-000
Code name: 0 Gundam
Unit type: prototype general purpose mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator(s): Celestial Being; Fereshte
Rollout: AD 2290
First deployment: AD 2301
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.0 meters
Weight: max gross 53.4 metric tons
Armor materials:
 E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown; GN Condenser (later modification), power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; GN Feather; communication jamming
Fixed armaments: beam saber, stored in rack behind shoulder, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: Gundam shield, mounted on left forearm; see GN-000FA Full Armor 0 Gundam
Optional hand armaments: beam gun

Technical and Historical Notes

Created in the late 23rd century, the GN-000 0 Gundam was a first generation Gundam and served as the template for all of Celestial Being’s later Gundam designs. The most revolutionary feature of the 0 Gundam was the Gundam Nucleus (GN) Drive that powered both the suit and its weapons. Created on Jupiter, the GN Drive provided nearly limitless energy and the GN particles it emitted could jam radar and communications equipment. The 0 Gundam’s GN Drive powered its prototype beam gun and saber, which lacked the GN Condensers developed for later units. The GN Drive could also emit GN Feathers: wings of light that helped stabilize the suit in mid-air and jam/disrupt enemy attacks. However, the enormous output of the GN Feather was deemed inefficient and went unused in later units.

In 2301, Innovade Ribbons Almark conducted an armed intervention test with the 0 Gundam during the war between Azadistan and the Krugis Republic. Ribbons’ mission was to eliminate all witnesses, but he spared a young terrorist named Soran Ibrahim (aka Setsuna F. Seiei) because of the psychological effect he saw the Gundam had on the boy. Six years later, when Celestial Being revealed itself to the world, the 0 Gundam’s GN Drive was used by the support organization Fereshte to power its second generation Gundams. By 2312, the 0 Gundam and its GN Drive were back in the possession of Celestial Being. With its GN Drive already in use, the 0 Gundam was equipped with a GN Condenser and repainted for use as a reserve unit by backup Gundam Meister Lasse Aeon. However, the GN Condenser had a limited operation time compared to the full power of the GN Drive. During the final battle against the Innovators, the 0 Gundam and a GN Drive were reclaimed by Ribbons, who fought (and lost) a battle against Setsuna’s GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Ribbons Almark, Lasse Aeon
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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Director:
Seiji Mizushima

Writer:
Yousuke Kuroda

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kanetake Ebikawa
Takayuki Yanase
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Naohiro Washio
Kunio Okawara
Seiichi Nakatani

Character Designer(s):
Yun Kouga
Michinori Chiba

Musical Composer:
Kenji Kawai

Airdates:
Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2009
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 09.21.2009

Video Release (SE):
Japan 10.27.2009 – 02.23.2010
U.S. 09.04.2018

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