Model number: GN-0000
Code name: 00 Gundam
Unit type: general purpose close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.9 meters
Weight: max gross 54.9 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: 2 x GN Drive, power output rating unknown, mounted on shoulders
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; GN field; optical camouflage
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Sword II, converts to rifle and beam saber modes, stored on hips, hand-carried in use; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in recharge racks in rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use; GN Sword III, converts to rifle mode, mounted on right forearm; 2 x GN Shield, mountable underneath GN drives or in combined form on left forearm
Optional fixed armaments: see GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser; GN-0000/XN XN 00 Gundam; GN-0000+GNR-010/XN 00 XN Raiser; GN-0000/7S 00 Gundam Seven Sword; GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G; GN-0000GNHW/7SGD2 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G Inspection; GN-0000RE+GNR-010 00 Raiser Condenser Type
Optional hand armaments: none
The GN-0000 00 Gundam was a new mobile suit created by Celestial Being following its defeat in 2308. Its main characteristic was the Twin Drive System, a design unlocked at the same time as Trans-Am. In the system, two GN Drives were synchronized, causing their GN particle output to be squared rather than doubled. The five GN Drives had slight differences, and using incompatible drives resulted in unstable synchronization. After testing multiple configurations, it was determined that the GN Drives used in the GN-000 0 Gundam and GN-001 Gundam Exia provided the best synchronization rate. However, the system was still unstable and was force started by Setsuna F. Seiei in 2312 through the use of Trans-Am. This instability caused the 00 Gundam to become disabled when attempting to use Trans-Am. The 00 Gundam’s body had difficulty handling the amount of GN particles produced by the Twin Drive Systems, but these issues were corrected through docking with the GNR-010 0 Raiser to form the GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser.
As a newer suit, the 00 Gundam was designed with Trans-Am in mind and did not suffer a drastic performance drop like earlier generations of Gundams. The suit’s clavicle antennae were miniaturized and were now mounted on the head, while the antennae on the chest were for support. The GN Drives were a fusion of the third generation’s cone type design with the three thruster design of the second generation, and had different functions when they were in different positions. When facing the sides, they were in the standard position. When they faced the back, they were used for propulsion purposes. When they were facing forward, they could release large amount of particles to produce a GN Field effect. The suit’s GN Drives were more compact than earlier generations as the systems for controlling the core unit had been miniaturized. This seemed to be linked to feedback from studying the GN Drive Tau.
The 00 Gundam was designed specifically for Setsuna’s use. Although he went missing after the battle with the UN forces, his teammates in Celestial Being believed that he would safety rejoin them as he would somehow get news about the organization. The 00 Gundam was developed as a general purpose/versatile machine equipped with close combat weaponry. Operational data of the Gundam Exia was used in designing the 00 Gundam. The pair of GN Sword II had three different modes: rifle mode, sword mode and beam saber Mode. The GN Beam Saber could function as a GN Beam Dagger by adjusting the output. The GN Shields were made of E-Carbon and had a GN field effect added to their surface; they could be used as weapons due to their sharp tip. Although Aeolia Schenberg only completed the theory behind the Twin Drive System and did not built the physical system, he had foreseen to a certain degree the phenomenon/effect caused by the system when it became operational. What Aeolia truly wanted from the system was not its performance as a mobile weapon engine unit; rather he hoped that it could evolve human beings into Innovators.
Pilot(s): Setsuna F. Seiei (aka Soran Ibrahim), Tieria Erde
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa