OZ-14MS Gundam Aquarius


Model number: OZ-14MS
Code name: Gundam Aquarius
Unit type: mobile suit
Manufacturer(s): OZ (Organization of Zodiac); Treize Faction
Operator: Treize Faction
First deployment: AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 17.6 meters
Weight: empty 9.4 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting 150; weapons 150; speed 125; power 145; armor 180
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 8 x jamming pod, mounted four on each shoulder, broadcast anti-MD virus system
Fixed armaments: 2 x heat rod, retractable, mounted in forearms
Optional hand armaments: 105mm rifle, drum-fed, 100 rounds per drum; dober gun, clip-fed; shield

In September AC 195, Treize Khushrenada resigned from his position as head of OZ to protest the Romefeller Foundation’s development of mobile dolls. Fearing the influence that the charismatic Treize would have on their soldiers, Romefeller placed him under house arrest in his Luxembourg mansion. While there, Treize used data taken from the OZ-00MS Tallgeese and the five rebel Gundams to produce the OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon, the realization of his gentleman soldier ideal. Though Epyon made its mark on history as the personal mobile suit of White Fang’s Milliardo Peacecraft, much lesser known was the OZ-14MS Gundam Aquarius, Epyon’s sister machine which Treize designed at the same time. If Epyon could be considered the embodiment of Treize’s love of honorable duels, Aquarius could just as easily be considered the embodiment of his hatred for mobile dolls. Aquarius’ primary purpose was the destruction of mobile dolls; to that end, its most important feature was its ability to broadcast a virus that disabled the enemy identification component of the MD system. Without the ability to recognize targets and attack, the mobile dolls were helpless, making them easy pickings for either Gundam.

Given heavy armor for defense, Aquarius featured powerful thrusters to let it fly in the atmosphere and keep up with Epyon; however, it had few vernier and apogee motors, resulting in its having high speed but low maneuverability. Since most of Aquarius’s reactor output was concentrated in its thrusters and jamming pods, it actually lacked the ability to power beam weapons. As such, its only fixed weapons were a pair of heat rods, mounted in the forearms. For extended combat, Aquarius was intended to borrow the OZ-06MS Leo‘s 105mm rifle, dober gun and shield. Information on Aquarius’s deployment was uncertain. By some accounts, Treize left his confinement before it could be built. Others say that members of the Treize Faction happened upon Aquarius’ plans at the mansion and had it constructed for their own use against White Fang. This information went on to say that though Aquarius was completed, it was not ready in time to participate in the Eve Wars and was subsequently destroyed during the great disarmament following the Mariemaia Rebellion.

Pilot: Lady Une
First appearance: SD Gundam G Generation F
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki



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