Model number: MRX-010
Code name: Psycho Gundam Mk-II
Unit type: prototype Newtype use transformable mobile armor
Manufacturer: Murasame Research Institute
Operator(s): Titans; Neo Zeon
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in head
Dimensions: mobile suit mode: overall height 40.74 meters, head height 39.98 meters; mobile fortress mode: overall height 33.53 meters, wingspan 31.78 meters
Weight: empty 187.8 metric tons; max gross 283.9 metric tons; mass ratio 1.37
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 19,760 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 244,240 kg total (4 x 37,340 kg; 4 x 23,720 kg); Minovsky craft system: 320,000 kg total (operable in mobile fortress mode only); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 4
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 16,230 meters; psycho control chair in cockpit; detachable head, can be operated without main body
Fixed armaments: 20 x mega beam gun, power rated at 6.3 MW each, 3 mounted in each shoulder, 4 mounted in each leg, 2 mounted in each hip armor, 1 mounted in each front waist armor; 3 x mega diffuse beam cannon, power rated at 10.7 MW each, mounted in torso; 2 x wire-guided psycommu beam sword, power rated at 1.7 MW each, mounted in forearms; 10 x beam gun, emitter barrels mounted as fingers in hands; 2-barrel mega beam gun, mounted in head
Remote weapons: reflector bits, deflects and redirects beam weapons fire, stored in backpack
An improved development over the original MRX-009 Psycho Gundam, the Titans’ MRX-010 Psycho Gundam Mk-II was quite similar to its predecessor, equipped with a psycommu and psycho-control chair to allow its Newtype or genetically engineered Cyber Newtype pilot to control this massive mobile weapon system with mere thoughts. Like the original, the Mk-II could also transform into a mobile fortress mode equipped with a Minovsky craft system for atmospheric flight, although its firepower was much more deadly than the MRX-009’s. Though armed with the same 3-barreled diffuse mega particle cannon in its chest and beam gun fingers, the Mk-II also mounted 20 smaller beam guns all over its body, giving it firepower capable of attacking targets in all directions. Its forearms also mounted large-bladed beam swords, and could be detached and directed at targets via a cable connection and through the control of the Mk-II’s psycommu system, giving the unit an all-range attack capability quite similar to that of Zeon’s MSN-02 Zeong. The Mk-II also carries a set of reflector bits, which were unarmed but used to redirect its own beam weapons fire to targets that were out of sight, or to deflect incoming enemy beam weapons fire. Another feature carried over from previous Newtype-use Zeon mobile weapons was its detachable head, which – in a fashion similar to the Zeong – could be flown and operated independently in the case of jettison or destruction of the Mk-II’s main body.
Piloted by the powerful Cyber Newtype Rosamia Badam, all of these factors made the Mk-II a much deadlier foe for AEUG MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam pilot Kamille Bidan than the original Psycho Gundam ever was, though he did manage to critically damage it during a battle at the Gate of Zedan late during the Gryps War, killing Rosamia in the process. Almost a year later, Neo Zeon forces retrieved the wreckage of the Mk-II and rebuilt it, employing it at the hands of their own Cyber Newtype pilot, Ple Two, in their war against the AEUG. Following a colony drop on the city of Dublin, the Mk-II was heavily damaged in a battle against Judau Ashta’s MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam. After abandoning the Mk-II, Ple Two switched the equally massive (and more powerful) Neo Zeon-developed NZ-000 Queen Mansa. In UC 0092, Titans remnants fielded the successor MRX-013-3 Psycho Gundam Mk-IV G-Doors, which was destroyed in battle by Amuro Ray’s MSK-008R Rick Dijeh.
Pilot(s): Rosamia Badam, Ple Two
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer: Kazumi Fujita
50 episodes; 3 compilation movies
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