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ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam

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Model number: ZGMF-X666S
Code name: 
Legend Gundam
Unit type: 
prototype attack mobile suit
Manufacturer: ZAFT (Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty)
Operator: ZAFT
First deployment: C.E. 73
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: overall height 18.86 meters
Weight: max gross weight 86.02 metric tons
Armor materials: unknown
Powerplant: ultracompact hyper deuterion nuclear reactor, power output rating unknown
Propulsion: unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; VPS (Variable Phase Shift) armor; Neutron Jammer Canceler
Fixed armaments: 2 x MMI-GAU26 17.5mm CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x MX2351 “Solidus Fulgor” beam shield generator, mounted on wrists; 2 x MA-M80S “Defiant Kai” beam javelin, stored in legs, hand-carried in use
Optional hand armaments: MA-BAR78F high-energy beam rifle
Remote weapons: DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network): 2 x (beam spike equipment type): GDU-X7 assault beam machine gun, mounted on backpack; 8 x (general type): GDU-X5 assault beam machine gun, mounted on backpack and waist

In C.E. 71, ZAFT unveiled its revolutionary DRAGOON (Disconnected Rapid Armament Group Overlook Operation Network) system in two mobile suits: the YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam and ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam. Unfortunately, the DRAGOONs utilized by these two units could only be controlled by pilots with high spatial awareness. However, in late C.E. 73, ZAFT introduced the ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam, an upgrade of the original Providence Gundam design. The Legend Gundam featured a new quantum communication system that allowed normal pilots to control the DRAGOONs. The Legend Gundam utilized two types of DRAGOONs, which were also used by the ZGMF-X3000Q Providence ZAKU. Two beam spike DRAGOONs mounted on top of the backpack were capable of piercing the positron reflector shields used by Earth Alliance mobile armors. Eight general type DRAGOON units were stored on the backpack and waist armor. The Legend Gundam was also equipped with a pair of wrist-mounted “Solidus Fulgor” beam shield generators, which were also used by the ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam. The Legend Gundam’s armaments were rounded out by a pair of head vulcans, beam javelins and a high-energy beam rifle. The Legend Gundam’s systems were powered by a hyper deuterion nuclear reactor, a violation of the Junius Treaty. This new design stored power in deuterion form, providing a continuous deuterion charge and, in theory, an endless power supply. However, it was possible for the suit’s power to be expended before the reactor could replenish it.

The Legend Gundam was initially assigned to FAITH pilot Athrun Zala by PLANT Supreme Council Chairman Gilbert Durandal. However, after Athrun defected from ZAFT and escaped from the Gibraltar Base, it was given to Durandal loyalist Rey Za Burrel. The Legend Gundam saw combat in multiple major engagements, including Operation Ragnarok and Operation Fury. Later, when an Orb space fleet attacked ZAFT to seize control of Requiem, Rey engaged Kira Yamato’s ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam. Rey, a defective clone like Rau Le Creuset, was momentarily confused by Kira’s statement that his life was his own. During this moment of confusion, the Legend Gundam was heavily damaged by Kira. Rey then flew to the space fortress Messiah, where he fatally shot Durandal. Soon after, the damaged fortress crashed into the Moon, destroying the Legend Gundam and killing Rey.

Pilot: Rey Za Burrel
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY
Original mechanical designer: Kunio Okawara

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GDU-X5 assault beam machine gun

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Head

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MA-BAR78F high-energy beam rifle

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MA-M80S “Defiant Kai” beam javelin

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Rear view

Gundam SEED DESTINY Info


Director:
Mitsuo Fukuda

Writer(s):
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

Format:
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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