RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex (anime)


Model number: RX-0
Code name: 
Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex
Unit type:
 prototype full psychoframe mobile suit
Manufacturer: Earth Federation Forces (based on a design by Anaheim Electronics)
Operator: Earth Federation Forces
Rollout: UC 0095
First deployment: UC 0095
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 19.7 meters (21.7 meters in Destroy mode)
Weight: empty 23.8 metric tons; max gross 52.4 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,890 kW ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 206,770 kg total ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 23,700 meters ~ unknown (Destroy mode); NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System; full psychoframe; intention automatic system
Fixed armaments: 2 x 60mm vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x beam saber, can function as tonfas, stored in recharge racks in forearms, hand-carried in use; 2 x beam saber, accessible only in Destroy mode, stored in recharge racks on backpack, hand-carried in use; 2 x Armed Armor DE, each features beam cannon and I-field generator, mounted on back
Optional fixed armaments: Armed Armor XC, mounted on back
Optional hand armaments: beam magnum; hyper bazooka

The RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex was the last of three RX-0 units built by Anaheim Electronics under the banner of the Earth Federation Forces’ UC Project. The Phenex was named for one of the demons from The Lesser Key of Solomon. Like its sister units, the Phenex featured a full psychoframe and the Newtype Destroyer (NT-D) System for increased performance in combat against Newtypes. The Phenex featured the same basic armaments as its sister units, including vulcan guns, the beam magnum and four beam sabers (two of which are only available in Destroy mode). The Phenex additionally mounted two Armed Armor DE (Defense-Extension) psychoframe weapons on its back. The expandable shields increased the Phenex’s thrust and mounted beam cannons and I-field generators. The Phenex’s psychoframe had a blue glow in Destroy mode. Its gold armor coloring and wing-like appearance of the open Armed Armor DE in Destroy mode resembled the mythical phoenix.

In UC 0095, the EFF and Anaheim conducted tests on the Phenex and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee when a report came in of a nearby Neo Zeon weapons test. The two Gundams were deployed in combat against the AMX-107R ReBawoo. A resonance effect between the two RX-0 units resulted in the Phenex going out of control and destroying an EFF ship before disappearing. The Phenex reappeared in UC 0096 and was briefly recaptured by the EFF before disappearing again. In UC 0097, the EFF’s Shezarr unit was assigned on a secret mission labeled the Phoenix Hunt to track down and capture the Phenex. The unit encountered the Phenex is Side 4’s shoal zone, but their attack was interrupted by the arrival of Jona Basta’s RX-9/A Narrative Gundam A-Packs. Jona joined the Phoenix Hunt to find his friend Rita, whose body had been absorbed by the Phenex. With Rita’s soul merged into the Phenex, the suit was capable of autonomous action and could move at near light speed. The Narrative Gundam was later destroyed in combat, but with the help of Rita and the Phenex, Jona was able to defeat Zoltan Akkanen’s NZ-999 II Neo Zeong. After making the II Neo Zeong vanish, the Phenex flew away from the Earth Sphere. Long after the Universal Century had transitioned into the Regild Century, the Capital Army discovered the plans for the Phenex in the Rose of Hermes blueprints. In RC 1014, they constructed a replica of the Phenex, designated as the CAMS-RX0 Unicorn Gundam 03 Phenex type RC.

Pilot(s): Rita Bernal, Jolion Day, Jona Basta
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam UC MSV
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki


Rear view (Unicorn mode, Gundam Narrative version)


Rear view (Destroy mode, Gundam Narrative version)

Gundam Narrative Info

Shunichi Yoshizawa

Harutoshi Fukui

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Eiji Komatsu

Character Designer(s):
Kumiko Takahashi
Se Jun Kim

Musical Composer:
Hiroyuki Sawano

1 movie

Theatrical Release:
Japan 11.30.2018
U.S. 02.19.2019


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