Technology & Combat Characteristics
Raphael Dominions is Raphael Gundam attached with external add-on armor. It is a heavy assault ground-combat variant of Raphael, designed to function within gravity environments. The armor and weapons system was inspired by a combination of its predecessors, GN-005 Gundam Virtue and GN-008 Seravee Gundam. Its inception was due to the original Raphael's weight balancing issues when operating under gravity. However, this Raphael is a different unit from the one used in the ELS conflict.
With Dominions, the GN-008RE Seravee Gundam II has been switch to GN-00802 Sera, which is both backpack and armor. Sera itself is capable of limited independent action. The armor system was designed with particle vents throughout its armor like its predecessors, but it's unknown if the vents allow for the production of a GN Field.
For weapons, the armor configuration also makes the two upper GN Bazookas from Seravee II more stable when used under conditions with a gravity environment. This is because the recoil of the cannons are absorbed by Raphael's shoulders. The hand-held GN Bazooka (based on Virtue) is the only dynamic weapon it has. A GN Drive Tau is directly attached to the weapon for direct particle generation for particle charge and firepower in between intervals; it's unknown whether it possesses a Burst Mode function similar to Virtue's bazooka.
While the original Raphael had three confirmed GN Drive Taus (all located onboard the Seravee II backpack), the total amount of drives on Dominions was never confirmed. Although it is confirmed that the hand-held bazooka has an independent drive for itself. In addition to this, two cones can be spotted on Sera's legs which are likely GN Drives. If the Sera armor follows the exact GN Drive configuration as the Seravee II, then the total number of drives onboard Raphael Dominions may be as high as four units.
- GN Bazooka
- There are two types of GN Bazooka on the Raphael Dominion. The first one is equipped on the right hand and resembles the signature weapon from the 3rd Generation GN-005 Gundam Virtue. This version possesses its own GN Drive Tau on it . The second type appear to be the same GN Bazookas that were already equipped on the original Raphael/Seravee II.
Special Equipment & Features
- Bit Control System
This unit saved Amy Zimbalist during the Innovator War, which occurred after the ELS Conflict. In this occasion, the Gundam fired a beam from extreme range, obliterating three Old Human Faction's GNX-805T/CF GN-XIV Core Fighter Loaded Type that had cornered Amy's Advanced GN-X. The Gundam soon left before Amy could get a good look at it.
Notes & Trivia
- The Raphael Dominion appears to be inspired by both the GN-005 Gundam Virtue and GN-008 Seravee Gundam in theme, incorporating both the cast of wearable armor (Virtue) as well as the separating backpack (Seravee) systems. In addition, the main weapon designs of both units are part of the unit.
- ↑ Gundam EX A Chapter 12: Gundam Meister
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Senki Mission 17 "Dominions"
- ↑ gundam00.net Sidestory 00V Senki 17 Summary