General and Technical Data

Model number: GNMS-XCVII
Code name: Alvaaron
Unit type: assault mobile suit
Manufacturer: Alejandro Corner
Operator: United Nations Forces
Rollout: unknown
First deployment: AD 2308
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.6 meters
Weight: max gross 69.2 metric tons
Armor materials:
Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; GN Field; anti-beam coating; combat support AI
Fixed armaments: 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in rack in rear skirt armor, hand-carried in use; particle beam cannon, fired by wings when folded
Optional fixed armaments: see GNMA-XCVII Alvatore
Optional hand armaments: 2 x GN Beam Rifle

Technical and Historical Notes

The GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron was a mobile suit developed in secret by Alejandro Corner and based on data from the CB-001 1 Gundam. However, whereas the 1 Gundam was designed for versatility, the Alvaaron focused on firepower. The Alvaaron was designed to dock with its mobile armor support unit, the GNMA-XCVII Alvatore. The two units were covered in a gold coating that was designed to disperse enemy beam attacks, but the practical effect was limited. The Alvaaron was equipped with a combat support AI that handled long-range firing and other simple movements. The system also allowed for support from Veda and Alejandro’s assistant, Ribbons Almark.

The Alvaaron’s weapons included a pair of GN beam rifles and beam sabers, plus a particle beam cannon fired by the wings. Although Alejandro was a skilled Union mobile suit pilot, he did not qualify as a Gundam Meister. His long-range plan to seize control of Celestial Being came to fruition in 2308 when he killed Aeolia Schenberg, took over Veda and secretly handed over 30 GNX-603T GN-X units to the three global superpowers. Alejandro joined the UN in a devastating attack on Celestial Being that resulted in the destruction of the Ptolemaios and the deaths of several of its crew. However, Alejandro was in turn betrayed by Ribbons, an Innovade who had his own plans for Celestial Being. In the end, Alejandro was killed in battle against Setsuna F. Seiei’s GN-001 Gundam Exia.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Alejandro Corner
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara



Gundam 00 Info

Seiji Mizushima

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

50 episodes; 3 compilation movies

Japan 10.06.2007 – 03.29.2008 (S1);
10.05.2008 – 03.29.2009 (S2)
U.S. 11.24.2008 – 02.09.2009 (S1);
06.29.2009 – 09.21.2009 (S2)

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


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