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XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe

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General and Technical Data

Model number: XXXG-01D
Code name: Gundam Deathscythe
Unit type: close combat stealth mobile suit
Manufacturer: Professor G (with assistance from Sweeper Group)
Operator: Gundam Pilots
First deployment: 7 April AC 195
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 16.3 meters
Weight: empty 7.2 metric tons; max gross weight unknown
Armor materials: Gundanium alloy
Powerplant: ultracompact fusion reactor, power output rating unknown
Performance ability levels: fighting: 140; weapons: 120; speed: 160; power: 120; armor: 120
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; 2 x hyper jammer ECM suite on backpack; self-destruct system
Fixed armaments: 2 x vulcan gun, mounted in head; 2 x machine cannon, mounted on torso; beam scythe, stored in recharge rack on rear waist armor, hand-carried in use; buster shield, equipped with beam blade, can be launched at target and retrieved
Optional hand armaments: none

Technical and Historical Notes

When the five scientists who designed the XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero in AC 180 went their separate ways, each of them took copies of the plans for their original Gundam design. Professor G, who went into hiding in the L2 colonies, eventually designed and built his own Gundam based on their original plans. With the assistance of an underground scavengers’ guild known as the Sweeper Group, Professor G built a Gundam that specialized in stealth and close-quarters combat. His creation was called the XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe, and it proved to be a true mechanical terror when it was launched to Earth to fight OZ during Operation Meteor in AC 195. “Gundam 02,” as the Deathscythe was codenamed by OZ forces, was equipped with standard vulcan guns and machine cannons for ranged weapons. However, its primary armament was its large, deadly beam scythe, capable of slicing through enemy mobile suits like a knife through hot butter.

The Deathscythe also carried a buster shield that mounted two solid blades and a beam blade and could be launched spinning into a target for a rather messy, destructive effect. But in order to use these weapons effectively, the Deathscythe was also equipped with a hyper jammer ECM system, making the Gundam invisible to various types of electronic sensors, thus allowing the mobile suit to slip in and attack when the enemy wasn’t looking. The Deathscythe’s pilot, Duo Maxwell, became well known as the “God of Death” for his mastery of these stealthy strikes. Duo’s campaign against OZ was complicated when he and a damaged Deathscythe are captured in space. The Deathscythe was destroyed as a public demonstration of OZ’s power, but Professor G and his colleagues later secretly rebuilt it into the upgraded XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot: Duo Maxwell
First appearance: New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
Original mechanical designer(s): Kunio Okawara (Gundam Wing version), Hajime Katoki (Glory of the Losers version)

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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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