The CB-001 1 Gundam (aka 1 Gundam, pronounced "Ai/Eye" Gundam) is the half-prototype mobile suit design of the CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam, piloted by Beside Pain in Mobile Suit Gundam 00P and later his counterpart Leif Recitativo in Mobile Suit Gundam 00I.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The 1 Gundam is a successor to GN-000 0 Gundam and is an Innovade-used unit. Aside from being based on the 0 Gundam, data from the GNY Gundam series were also used in the 1 Gundam's developement. Unlike the specialized 3rd generation Gundams that was being produced at that time, the 1 Gundam was designed as a general purpose MS that can adapt to various missions by using different equipment. It was supposed to function alongside multiple CBY-077 GN Cannons, its brother unit, which would support it in battle. The 1 Gundam is part of an alternate plan whereby the armed intervention is carried out by Innovades instead of humans. Although this plan is later dropped, the suit's design remains in Veda and is later produced by Beside Pain. The suit is armed with a beam rifle, two beam sabers and shield. The large GN Condensers on the suit's arms can supply the beam rifle and beam saber with a large amount of GN particles. Later, an upgrade was developed by Leif Recitativo and applied to his personal 1 Gundam, resulting in the CB-001.5 1.5 Gundam. Just as the CBY-077 GN Cannon is the forerunner to the Reborns Cannon, the 1 Gundam is the forerunner of the CB-0000G/C/T Reborns Gundam Origin's Gundam mode. Before this, 1 Gundam's data was used in the development of the GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron and GNMA-XCVII Alvatore.
Special Equipment & Features
- "GN Feathers"
- In Gundam 00I, the 1 Gundam displays the ability to use GN feathers similar to the GN-000 0 Gundam. Since 1 Gundam has a similar GN propulsion system as the GN-001 Gundam Exia it is unknown if it's GN Feather System possesses the same qualities as that of the 0 Gundam. However since 1 Gundam is the successor to the 0 Gundam it would be likely that the systems are the same. In chapter 8 of 00I, 1 Gundam's GN Feathers amplified the defensive ability of 1 Gundam's shield in order to protect it from Momento Mori's blast.
Notes & Trivia
- Initially, 1 Gundam's model number was "CBY-001", however some sources such as the Reborns Origin profile and the new development chart have stated it as "CB-001" for unknown reasons. Other sources such as the HG 1/144 1.5 Gundam manual, HG Raphael Gundam manual and the 00I website still list it as "CBY-001", so it remains an alternate model number.
- 1 Gundam is one of the few Gundam-type mobile suits made for Innovades to have used a true GN Drive.
- ↑ Mobile Suit Gundam 00P