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RZA-1A Galahad

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RZA-1A
Code name: Galahad
Unit type: custom eighth generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Holy Britannia Empire
Operator: Holy Britannia Empire
First deployment: a.t.b. 2018
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: unknown
Weight: unknown
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: energy filler, replaceable electrical cartridge, uses Yggdrasil drive superconductor transfer system, power output rating unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; landspinner high-mobility propulsion system, mounted in legs; Float system, enables atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: “Excalibur” heavy sword, hand-carried in use, stored in scabbard on back; 10 x slash harken, mounted on fingertips; 2x “Blaze Luminous” MSV energy barrier emitter, mounted on Float unit
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

As the strongest soldiers in the Holy Britannian Empire, the Knights of the Round each possessed a high-end, personalized Knightmare Frame as a symbol of their status. As the Knight of One, the formal leader of the Rounds and the Emperor’s personal bodyguard, Bismarck Waldstein possessed a Knightmare Frame matching both his massive frame and his incredible skill: the RZA-1A Galahad. The Galahad’s design showed an obvious lineage leading back to the IFX-V301 Gawain, both in its outward appearance and the fact that it was nearly twice as large as most standard Knightmare Frames. Besides its finger-mounted slash harkens, the Galahad’s only weapon was a massive sword, named “Excalibur” by Emperor Charles himself. The Excalibur, larger still than the Galahad itself, could emit an energy field which allowed it to cut through even the strongest beam weapons, even one as powerful as the XT-404 Shen-Hu‘s baryon cannon. Bismarck used his incredible skill and the Galahad’s power to dominate the battlefield, until the sudden rise to power of the 99th Britannian Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia. Bismarck, fiercely loyal to the late Charles, led a direct attack on the imperial capital of Pendragon to bring the usurper to justice, but was defeated in single combat with Emperor Lelouch’s own bodyguard, Knight of Zero Suzaku Kururugi. Suzaku’s skill, the power of his new Z-01Z Lancelot Albion, and the unpredictability of his fighting style while under the influence of the Geass overwhelmed Bismarck.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Bismarck Waldstein
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Lineart
rza-1a-cape
Cape
rza-1a-excalibur
Excalibur
rza-1a-scabbard
Scabbard
rza-1a-torso
Torso
Code Geass Info


Director:
Goro Taniguchi

Writer(s):
Ichiro Okouchi
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Akira Yasuda
Kenji Teraoka
Junichi Akutsu
Eiji Nakata
Takumi Sakura

Character Designer(s):
CLAMP
Takahiro Kimura

Musical Composer(s):
Hitomi Kuroishi
Kotaro Nakagawa

Airdates:
Japan 10.05.2006 – 07.28.2007 (S1);
04.06.2008 – 09.28.2008 (S2)
U.S. 04.27.2008 – 10.26.2008 (S1);
11.02.2008 – 06.07.2009 (S2)

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