Model number: GNW-001
Code name: Gundam Throne Eins
Unit type: long-range artillery mobile suit
Manufacturer: Linear Train Industries
Operator: Celestial Being
Rollout: AD 2308
First deployment: AD 2308
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 18.6 meters
Weight: max gross 67.1 metric tons
Armor materials: E-Carbon
Powerplant: GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; enhanced communication system
Fixed armaments: GN Launcher, mounted on right shoulder, can become GN Mega Launcher or GN High Mega Launcher by docking with Gundam Throne units; GN Shield, mounted on left arm, can generate GN field on surface; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: see GNW-001/hs-T01 Gundam Throne Eins Turbulenz
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle
The Gundam Throne mobile suits piloted by the Trinity siblings were variations of the same basic design. Constructed in secret by Alejandro Corner, they were part of his plan to seize control of Celestial Being for himself. The Thrones were powered by GN Drive Taus, which were based on data gathered from Jupiter but lacked the special core component of the original GN Drives. As a result, the GN Drive Taus could not operate perpetually and needed to consume electricity to convert to GN particles. The drive’s protruding block served as its starter mechanism. Unlike the original GN Drives, the GN particles of the GN Drive Tau were toxic when used for beam weaponry or in some special states, and this was related to the particle compression rate used. To reduce weight, the Throne series’ GN Drive Tau was incorporated into the suits’ frame, and as such they had a different look from the other Gundams. In addition, they also did not use cords for transporting GN particles around the suit. Instead, the GN particles were capable of flowing through the suit’s frame.
Johann Trinity’s GNW-001 Gundam Throne Eins featured an enhanced communication system in its head and served as the team’s command unit. Its armaments included a GN Beam Rifle, which could combine with the GN Launcher. The GN Beam Sabers were more destructive than other Gundams’ sabers due to their larger size. The GN Shield could generate a GN field on its surface, which consumed GN particles in use and reduced particle supply to other weapons. The GN Launcher could fire in both its folded and unfolded states. When docked with a second Gundam Throne, it became the more powerful GN Mega Launcher. Docking with a third Throne created the still more powerful GN High Mega Launcher.
The Gundam Thrones made their combat debut in 2308 when they rescued the original five Gundam Meisters from a trap sprung by the world’s three superpower blocs. Afterward, the Trinity siblings engaged in more brutal armed interventions, to the annoyance of the original Meisters. Eventually, the two Meister groups came into conflict until Corner seized control of Celestial Being’s quantum computer Veda. After Corner determined that the Trinitys had served their purpose, he sent his operative Ali al-Saachez to dispose of them. Posing as an ally, Ali killed Michael Trinity and seized his GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei, which he then used in combat to kill Johann.
Pilot: Johann Trinity
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Naohiro Washio