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XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XXXG-00W0
Code name: Wing Gundam Zero
Unit type: transformable mobile suit
Manufacturer: Quatre Raberba Winner (based on a design by Doctor J, Professor G, Instructor H, Doktor S and Master O)
Operator(s): Gundam Pilots; OZ
First deployment: 22 September AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.7 meters
Weight: empty 8.0 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, output rated at 3,732 kW
Propulsion: rocket thrusters: 88,150 kg total
Performance ability levels: fighting: 150; weapons: 150; speed: 160; power: 140; armor: 140
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; “Zero System” combat computer/pilot interface in cockpit; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: 2 x machine cannon, mounted on torso; 2 x wing vulcan gun, mounted in wing binders; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use
Optional fixed armaments: shield with “piledriver” nose, mounts on main body in Neo-Bird mode
Optional hand armaments: twin buster rifle, can be separated into two separate single-barrel buster rifles, can be stored on shield, mounts on main body in Neo-Bird mode

Technical and Historical Notes

Before there were five Gundams, there was only one – and it existed strictly on paper. In AC 180 – fifteen years before they sent their own respective custom-built Gundams to wage guerilla warfare on Earth – the five eccentric scientists Doctor J, Professor G, Instructor H, Doktor S and Master O, completed designing the first mobile suit of that era, the OZ-00MS Tallgeese. Seeing their work being put to oppressive use in the form of mass-produced OZ-06MS Leo – and spawned by the assassination of space colony political leader Heero Yuy – the five scientists decided to design their own mobile suit which could overpower OZ’s forces. This mobile suit was the XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero, and it was a design to truly be feared. In addition to being extremely maneuverable, the Wing Zero was a transformable mobile suit, capable of changing into a fighter-like Neo-Bird mode for added speed and mobility. Sporting Gatling-like machine cannons, wing-mounted vulcan guns and beam sabers, its firepower was topped by an extremely powerful twin buster rifle, capable of wiping out entire groups of mobile suits in a single shot.

However, one more factor put the Wing Zero above everything else: the cockpit’s Zero System, which allowed the pilot’s mind to interface directly with the Gundam’s combat computer. Although the exact nature of the Zero System’s operation was unclear, it appeared to operate by “sampling” the pilot’s thoughts and, combining them with current combat data, presenting the pilot with various alternate outcomes. Thus, depending on the pilot’s mood, the Zero System could tell them how to achieve total victory… or decisive defeat. Nevertheless, the mental stresses the Zero System placed on the pilot were too great for any ordinary human to handle, and even the five mad scientists saw the dangerous turn their work was taking. And thus, the Wing Gundam Zero project was shelved. A copy of the plans went with each of the five scientists when they broke up and went underground to pursue their own individual plans for revolution against OZ. The Wing Zero design served as a base model for the five Gundams that would actually be built and sent to Earth.

In AC 195, unfortunate circumstances placed XXXG-01SR Gundam Sandrock pilot Quatre Raberba Winner in space without a Gundam, with a dead father, and with enemies of the very space colonists he was fighting to free. Wracked by a serious mental imbalance, Quatre discovered the abandoned work of the five scientists, and he built the Wing Zero. Mindless of its dangerous Zero System, Quatre took off to destroy anyone and everyone fighting in space. Though his mental condition was temporary, the Wing Zero’s power proved truly terrible, as Quatre used it to destroy an entire space colony. After that, the Wing Gundam Zero passed from one pilot to another until it landed in the hands of former OZ pilot Zechs Merquise, and then XXXG-01W Wing Gundam pilot Heero Yuy – two of the only humans known to actually master the Zero System by making use of its advantages while preventing it from driving them mad. The Wing Zero remained as Heero’s personal mobile suit throughout the Eve Wars and was destroyed in AC 196 while attacking the Mariemaia Army’s seized headquarters in Belgium.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Heero Yuy, Duo Maxwell, Trowa Barton, Quatre Raberba Winner, Wufei Chang, Zechs Merquise (aka Milliardo Peacecraft), Trant Clark
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Gundam Wing version), Hajime Katoki (Endless Waltz and Glory of the Losers versions)

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Director(s):

Masashi Ikeda
Shinji Takamatsu

Writer(s):
Katsuyuki Sumisawa
Akemi Omode
Toshifumi Kawase
Masashi Ikeda
Katsuhiko Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Hajime Katoki
Junya Ishigaki

Character Designer:
Shukou Murase

Musical Composer:
Ko Otani

Airdates:
Japan 04.07.1995 – 03.29.1996
U.S. 03.06.2000 – 05.11.2000

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