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Gundam Wing Zero

Performance ability levels:

fighting 150; weapons 150; speed 160; power 140; armor 140

Equipment and design features:

head-mounted sensors; ZERO System in cockpit; self-destruct system

Fixed armaments:

2 x machinecannon, fire-linked, mounted on torso; 2 x wing vulcan gun, fire-linked, mounted in wing binders; 2 x beam saber, stored in recharge racks in shoulders, hand-carried in use, twin buster rifle, powered by rechargable energy cap, can be separated into two separate single-barrel buster rifles, can be stored on shield; shield with "piledriver" nose

Background Information:

Before there were five Gundams in the After Colony Era, there was only one - and it existed strictly on paper. It was AC 180 - fifteen years before they would send their own respective custom-built Gundams to wage guerrila warfare on Earth - and the five eccentric scientists Doctor J, Professor G, Instructor H, Doktor S and Master O, had just 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 Leos - 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.

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 is unclear, it appeared to operate by "sampling" the pilot's thoughts and, combining them with current combat data, presented the pilot with various alternate outcomes. Thus, depending on the pilot's mood, the ZERO System could tell him/her how to achieve total victory... or decisive defeat. Nevertheless, the mental stresses the ZERO System would place on the pilot would be to 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 would serve as a base model for the five Gundams that would actually be built and sent to Earth.

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 variable mobile suit, capable of transforming into a fighter-like "neo-bird mode" for added speed and mobility. Sporting Gatling-like machinecannons, 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. In AC 195, unfortunate circumstances placed 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 would pass from one pilot to another until it landed in the hands of former OZ pilot Zechs Merquise, and then Gundam pilot Heero Yuy - the only humans known to actually master the ZERO System by making use of its advantages while preventing it from driving them mad.