Model number: xvm-fzc-zgc
Code name: Gundam Legilis R
Unit type: prototype X-Rounder use mobile suit
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in panoramic monitor cockpit in head with Core Fighter
Dimensions: overall height 19.1 meters
Weight: empty 76.0 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; X-Transmitter; electromagnetic armor
Fixed armaments: 2 x beam vulcan gun/saber, mounted in palms; 2 x beam vulcan gun, mounted in head; beam buster, mounted in torso; Legilis cannon, mounted as tail connected to main body
Optional hand armaments: Legilis spear
Remote weapons: many x Legilis bit
Although only one xvm-fzc Gundam Legilis was deployed in battle, development of other variants was underway until news of the war’s end reached the researchers. At that time, Vagan’s mobile suit development was directly controlled by Fezarl Ezelcant, while the management of EXA-DB’s data was handled by the Central Development and Research Command (CDRC) that he led. There were also 23 research and development companies run by appointed Vagan officers, and despite receiving commands from the CDRC, in reality, they were fairly independent in numerous areas. These companies were based in different parts of the Mars sphere and were fierce rivals in the past.
After using EXA-DB’s data to create the first Gundam Legilis, CDRC released the development data to these R&D companies. There were 13 programs to develop new Gundam Legilis variants and these constituted Vagan’s last combat mobile development project, Plan Assimilation. One example was the Gundam Legilis R created for Zeheart Galette’s personal use and developed by the 8th Research and Development Group that he led. The Gundam Legilis R’s design incorporated Zeheart’s combat experience and ideas. It contained the secretly developed embedded version of the bit system that was originally located within the Gundam Legilis’ shield. This bit system also had higher operating performance due to enhanced sensors and better synchronization with the pilot. Furthermore, the bit control system was made entirely from new technologies. As the Gundam Legilis R didn’t need the shield, its weight was lightened and was expected to have higher mobility than the original Gundam Legilis. The Legilis spear seemed to be similar to the one used by Zeheart’s xvt-zgc Ghirarga; however, it was unknown if the former had all of the latter’s abilities/functions. According to Vagan records, the test model of the Gundam Legilis R waas completed and statements from its developers indicated that test runs were conducted on Mars’ surface. So far, investigations after the war had not found the machine and there were rumors that it was given to Vagan extremists, who hid it away in preparation for future battles.
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: EXA-LOG
Original mechanical designer: Junya Ishigaki