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RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RX-0[N]
Code name: 
Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn
Unit type:
 prototype full psychoframe mobile suit
Manufacturer: Anaheim Electronics
Operator(s): Vist Foundation; Earth Federation Forces
First deployment: UC 0096
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 27.3 metric tons; max gross 48.8 metric tons
Armor materials: Gundarium alloy
Powerplant: Minovsky type ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 4,520 kW ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 185,380 kg total ~ unknown (Destroy mode)
Performance: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range 28,600 meters ~ unknown (Destroy mode); full psychoframe; NT-D (Newtype Destroyer) System; intention automatic system; Armed Armor XC, features auxiliary power generator and increases pilot’s psycommu compatibility
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; shield, features I-field generator, mounted on left forearm; Armed Armor DE, features beam cannon and I-field generator, mounts as shield on left forearm
Optional hand armaments: beam magnum, can mount revolving launcher with beam jutte, bop missile, MGaAP

Technical and Historical Notes

The RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn was an improved version of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee. The Banshee Norn’s performance was enhanced from the original version, and its armaments included new Armed Armor units. Its main weapon was the beam magnum, which could mount a revolving launcher underneath its barrel. The launcher could load weapons like a beam jutte and bop missile. Armed Armor DE acted as an expandable shield and increased the suit’s thrust power. It mounted an I-field generator and beam cannon for increased protection. The back-mounted Armed Armor XC included its own power generator and also increased the pilot’s psycommu compatibility with the suit. When Destroy mode was activated, the Armed Armor XC transformed into a shape resembling a lion’s mane. In UC 0096, the Banshee Norn was assigned to Londo Bell pilot Riddhe Marcenas, who had become mentally unstable as the result of events during the Laplace Incident. After destroying the NZ-666 Kshatriya Repaired and killing pilot Marida Cruz, Riddhe returned to normal and aided RX-0 Unicorn Gundam pilot Banagher Links in fighting Full Frontal’s NZ-999 Neo Zeong and protecting the Industrial 7 space colony from an attack by the Gryps 2 colony laser. Following the Laplace Incident, the EFF labeled the Unicorn Gundam and Banshee Norn as Singularity One, signifying that they were technology that had gone beyond human comprehension. Officially, the two suits were dismantled and sealed away, but as of UC 0097, the Unicorn Gundam secretly remained fully intact and in the possession of Banagher and Mineva Lao Zabi. The status of the Banshee Norn was unknown.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Riddhe Marcenas
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn (anime)
Original mechanical designer: Hajime Katoki

Lineart
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Armed Armor DE
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Armed Armor XC
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Beam magnum
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Beam saber
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Beam tonfa
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Linear seat (Destroy mode)
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Linear seat (Unicorn mode)
Gundam Unicorn Info


Director:
Kazuhiro Furuhashi

Writer(s):
Yasuyuki Muto
Harutoshi Fukui (novel)

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki
Yoshinori Sayama
Nobuhiko Genma

Character Designer:
Yoshikazu Yasuhiko

Musical Composer:
Hiroyuki Sawano

Video Release (OVA):
Japan 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014
U.S. 03.12.2010 – 06.06.2014

Airdates (TV version):
Japan 04.03.2016 – 09.11.2016
U.S. 01.07.2017 – 06.10.2017

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