ZGMF-X24S Chaos Gundam

General and Technical Data

Model number(s): ZGMF-X24S (ZAFT); RGX-01 (Earth Alliance)
Code name:
 Chaos Gundam
Unit type:
 prototype transformable close combat mobile suit
Manufacturer: Integrated Design Bureau
Operator(s): ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty); Earth Alliance
First deployment:
 2 October C.E. 73
 pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
 overall height 17.43 meters (mobile suit mode)
 max gross weight 91.61 metric tons
Armor materials: 
 ultracompact energy battery, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features:
 sensors, range unknown; Variable Phase Shift (VPS) armor; deuterion beam energy supply system, allows for remote recharging of energy with battleship
Fixed armaments:
 4 x MMI-GAU1717 12.5mm CIWS x 4; 2 x MMI-GAU25A 20mm CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x MA-XM434 beam claw, stored in feet, operable only in mobile armor mode; MGX-2235B “Callidus Kai” multi-phase beam cannon; 2 x EQFU-5X mobile weapon pod (MA-81R beam assault cannon, AGM141 “Firefly” guided missiles), stored on backpack, can be used wirelessly; 2 x MA-M941 “Vajra” beam saber, mounted on hips, hand-carried in use; MMI-RG30 cruising mobile shield (MMI-GAU2 “Picus” 76mm machine gun x 2), mounted on left arm
Optional hand armaments: MA-BAR721 high-energy beam rifle, power rating unknown

Technical and Historical Notes

Following the Bloody Valentine War, ZAFT unveiled its Second Stage of advanced new Gundam mobile suits. The ZGMF-X24S Chaos Gundam was originally designed as a Silhouette pack used by the ZGMF-X56S/δ Chaos Impulse Gundam, but ZAFT decided to produce it as a separate mobile suit. The Chaos Gundam was a transformable unit featuring a close combat attack mode. As with other new Gundam designs, the Chaos Gundam was equipped with Variable Phase Shift armor that blocked conventional weapon attacks. Because the Junius Treaty banned the use of N-Jammer Cancelers, ZAFT developed the deuterion beam energy supply system to recharge batteries on the battlefield. When energy reserves were low, the Chaos Gundam could receive an incoming energy beam from its mothership and recharge its batteries. The Chaos Gundam’s mobile armor form was based on the experimental XMF-P192P Proto Chaos. The Chaos Gundam’s main armament was its pair of mobile weapons pods, which were an improved version of the DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system previously used by the YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam and ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam. The weapons pods utilized a quantum communications system to transfer data and were designed for use by normal pilots. The weapons pods featured thrusters and small wings that allowed for use in space or in Earth’s atmosphere.

The Chaos Gundam also featured a beam rifle, several CIWS guns, beam sabers and an armed shield. For its initial testing, the Chaos Gundam was assigned to civilian test pilot Courtney Hieronymus. On October 2, C.E. 73, the Chaos Gundam was stolen from ZAFT’s military PLANT Armory One by Sting Oakley, an artificially enhanced Extended pilot from the Earth Alliance’s secret Phantom Pain unit. After the theft, the Chaos Gundam was assigned the new model number RGX-01 by the Alliance. When the Second Bloody Valentine War began shortly after, Sting and his fellow Extended pilots frequently clashed with the ZAFT battleship Minerva. The Chaos Gundam was destroyed in battle over Berlin by three MVF-M11C Murasame units from the battleship Archangel. Afterward, the unstable Sting was assigned to pilot one of the massive GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam units dedicated to the defense of the Alliance’s Heavens Base headquarters in Iceland.

Miscellaneous Information

Pilot(s): Sting Oakley, Courtney Hieronymus
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara




Mitsuo Fukuda

Chiaki Morosawa
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Kazuho Hyodo
Shigeru Morita
Natsuko Takahashi
Yuuichi Nomura

Mechanical Designer(s):
Kunio Okawara
Kimitoshi Yamane

Character Designer:
Hisashi Hirai

Musical Composer:
Toshihiko Sahashi

50 episodes; 1 TV special; 4 compilation movies

Airdates (Original):
Japan 10.09.2004 – 12.25.2005

Airdates (HD Remaster):
Japan 04.xx.2013 – 03.xx.2014

Video Release (SE):
Japan 05.26.2006 – 02.23.2007
U.S. 06.17.2008 – 01.13.2009


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