Model number: GNW-003
Code name: Gundam Throne Drei
Unit type: combat support 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 19.4 meters
Weight: max gross 67.7 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; GN stealth field; Haro; enhanced data processing
Fixed armaments: GN Shield Pod, mounted on right shoulder, stores 5 x GN Missiles or additional GN Beam Sabers; 2 x GN Beam Saber, stored in recharge racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use; GN Handgun, mounted underneath right forearm; GN Shield, mounted on left shoulder; GN Long Rifle, attaches to GN Handgun
Optional fixed armaments: see GNW-003/SH Liang
Optional hand armaments: none
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.
Nena Trinity’s GNW-003 Gundam Throne Drei served as Team Trinity’s combat support unit. The Throne Drei’s elongated head enhanced its data processing ability, and a Haro robot was used to help Nena. The GN Beam Sabers were more destructive than other Gundams’ sabers due to their larger size. A GN Shield Pod mounted on the right shoulder could store GN Missiles, additional GN Beam Sabers or other equipment for use by all three Throne units. The GN Shield could generate a layer of GN particles on its surface to increase its defensive capability and had limited sensor capability. A GN Handgun mounted underneath the right forearm could be enhanced by attaching the GN long rifle to it. The Throne Drei’s GN stealth field consumed a large amount of GN particles, thus requiring that power output to weapons was lowered. The GN stealth field could jam radar and communication over a wide area, and the suit’s ability to control so many released particles exceeded that of other Gundams.
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 the GNW-002 Gundam Throne Zwei, which he then used in combat to destroy Johann Trinity’s GNW-001 Gundam Throne Eins. Nena managed to survive thanks to the arrival of Gundam Meister Setsuna F. Seiei and his GN-001 Gundam Exia. Nena spent the next four years operating as an agent of Wang Liu-Mei, and in 2312 she was killed in a fight against Louise Halevy’s GNMA-0001V Regnant as revenge for murdering Halevy’s parents years earlier.
Pilot: Nena Trinity
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Original mechanical designer: Naohiro Washio