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GN-009 Seraphim Gundam

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General and Technical Data

Model number: GN-009
Code name: Seraphim Gundam
Unit type: transformable Trial System mobile suit
Manufacturer: Celestial Being
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2312
First deployment: AD 2312
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso, pilot seat transfers from cockpit of GN-008 Seravee Gundam
Dimensions: head height 16.6 meters
Weight: max gross 27.4 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System; Trial System; Face Burst Mode; optical camouflage; communication jamming
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Cannon, mounted in arms, usable only when arms transform into cannons; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in racks in arms, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: GN Beam Machine Gun (from GN-008GNHW/B Seravee Gundam GNHW/B); 2 x GN Cannon, mounted on skirt armor, hand-carried in use (from Seravee Gundam GNHW/B)
Optional hand armaments: 2 x GN Bazooka II

Technical and Historical Notes

The GN-009 Seraphim Gundam was a light mobile suit based on the GN-004 Gundam Nadleeh. Like its predecessor, the Seraphim Gundam was equipped with the Trial System, which allowed Gundam Meister Tieria Erde to control any mobile suit linked with the quantum computer Veda. While the Gundam Nadleeh was covered with armor to form the GN-005 Gundam Virtue, the Seraphim Gundam instead transformed into the backpack for the heavy GN-008 Seravee Gundam. The GN Drive was mounted on the Seraphim Gundam and powered the Seravee Gundam when docked. The two suits had individual cockpits, and when separating the pilot seat was transferred over from the Seravee Gundam. When separated, the Seravee Gundam acted as an unmanned attack unit.

The Seraphim Gundam’s arms housed a pair of GN Beam Sabers and could transform into GN Cannons. The Seraphim Gundam could also use the Seravee Gundam’s GN Bazooka II. However, because the Seraphim Gundam’s lightweight body lacked large GN Condensers, the power of the bazookas was reduced. During the final battle with the Innovators in 2312, Tieria reclaimed control of Veda (at the cost of his physical body) and remotely activated the Trial System to shut down enemy forces. However, the Seraphim Gundam was then destroyed by Ribbons Almark’s CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam. After the conflict, Tieria remodeled the Seravee Gundam into the GN-008RE Seravee Gundam II and built the new CB-002 Raphael Gundam.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Tieria Erde
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Takayuki Yanase

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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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