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RZA-3F9X1 Tristan Divider

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General and Technical Data

Model number: RZA-3F9X1
Code name: Tristan Divider
Unit type: heavy assault eighth generation knightmare frame
Manufacturer: Order of the Black Knights (based on a design by the Holy Britannia Empire)
Operator: Order of the Black Knights/United Federation of Nations
First deployment: a.t.b. 2018
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 5.45 meters
Weight: combat weight 9.55 metric tons
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; air glide wing system, enables atmospheric flight
Fixed armaments: 2 x megido harken, mounted on forearms
Optional hand armaments: 2 x “Excalibur” heavy sword

Technical and Historical Notes

Late in the war between Japan and the Holy Britannia Empire, Emperor Charles di Britannia was killed and his throne usurped by his wayward son Lelouch, formerly the terrorist known as Zero. This led to a split between the Britannian forces who supported Lelouch and those who followed the late Charles. In the initial battle, Knight of Three Gino Weinberg sided against Lelouch, and was defeated in battle by his former friend, Lelouch’s Knight of Zero, Suzaku Kururugi. His personal Knightmare, the RZA-3F9 Tristan, was badly damaged, leaving Gino with time to soul-search. When he decided to join the Black Knights and continue fighting Lelouch, Black Knights engineer Rakshata Chawla repaired the Tristan for him. Since most of the original machine was still intact, the biggest changes to the redubbed Tristan Divider were the modified head, the substitution of an Air Glide Wing System for the original Float System, and a new pair of weapons. These swords, made from the RZA-1A Galahad‘s bifurcated Excalibur, still retained the original’s great power, at one point breaking through the Type-0/0A Shinkirou‘s battleship-class defense. Gino used his new Tristan Divider to fight Suzaku once more in the decisive battle over Mount Fuji; though hopelessly outclassed, Gino was still able to disable Damocles’ Blaze Luminous shields, allowing Kallen Kouzuki’s Type-02/F1Z Guren SEITEN to enter the battle.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Gino Weinberg
First appearance: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Lineart
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Cockpit
rza-3f9-cockpithatch
Cockpit hatch
rza-3f9x1-excalibur
"Excalibur" heavy sword
rza-3f9-factsphere
Factsphere
rza-3f9-megidoharken
Megido harken
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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