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PMX-003 The-O

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General and Technical Data

Model number: PMX-003
Code name: The-O
Unit type: prototype custom heavy mobile suit
Manufacturer: Titans
Operator: Titans
First deployment: UC 0088
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 28.4 meters; head height 24.8 meters
Weight: empty 57.3 metric tons; max gross 86.3 metric tons; mass ratio 1.36
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 1,840 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 135,400 kg total (38,200 kg, 6 x 16,200 kg); vernier thrusters/apogee motors: 50
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 11,300 meters; 4 x sub-arm, mounted inside front skirt armor; bio-sensor system
Fixed armaments: 4 x beam sword, power rated at 0.39 MW, stored in recharge racks in hip armor, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: beam rifle, power rated at 2.6 MW, powered by rechargeable energy cap

Technical and Historical Notes

The last custom handmade mobile suit built by Paptimus Scirocco aboard the Jupitris during the Gryps War, the PMX-003 The-O was Scirocco’s personal mobile suit, employed in the last days of the war. Although highly bulky and heavily armored, it was equipped with 50 attitude control verniers, easily overcoming its own awkward mass and making it one of the most agile and maneuverable mobile suits of its time. Although only armed with a beam rifle and a set of beam swords, The-O sported several unique features, such as multi-jointed limbs and a set of sub-arms mounted under its front skirt armor, each of which could wield a beam sword. The-O was also equipped with a bio-sensor similar to that of the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam, essentially acting as a substitute psycommu system and allowing Scirocco, who was a powerful Newtype, to more easily interface with his mobile suit and more quickly carry out or dodge attacks. Scirocco was defeated by Kamille Bidan’s Zeta Gundam during the final battle of the Gryps War in early UC 0088, but in his last moments he took advantage of the bio-sensors present in both suits to launch a crippling mental attack on Kamille.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Paptimus Scirocco
First appearance: Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Original mechanical designer(s): Makoto Kobayashi (principal design), Kazumi Fujita (cleanup)

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Director:

Yoshiyuki Tomino

Writer(s):
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Yumiko Suzuki
Tomoko Kawasaki
Yasushi Hirano
Akinori Endo
Miho Maruo
Minoru Onoya

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kazumi Fujita
Mamoru Nagano
Kunio Okawara
Makoto Kobayashi
Kazuhisa Kondo
Hideo Okamoto

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Shigeaki Saegusa

Airdates:
Japan 03.02.1985 – 02.22.1986

Theatrical Release:
Japan 05.28.2005 – 03.04.2006

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