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Crossbone Vanguard

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Crossbone Vanguard (クロスボーン・バンガード, Kurosubōn Bangādo)

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Purpose Private military organization (U.C. 0123), Space pirate organization (U.C. 0133)
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The Crossbone Vanguard (クロスボーン・バンガード) is a fighting force organized by the Ronah family in U.C. 0106, drawing on the skilled personnel of the Buch Concern and its vocational training school. This private army is meant to serve as an advance guard, or vanguard, for the nation of Cosmo Babylonia. Originally founded by Meitzer Ronah, the Crossbone Vanguard is eventually placed under the command of the mysterious Iron Mask. By the late U.C. 120s the Crossbone Vanguard was reorganized into the Crossbone Vanguard Space Pirates, led by Berah Ronah.

History

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Supported by Meitzer Ronah's powerful business empire, the Buch Concern, the original Crossbone Vanguard is formed and lead by Meitzer's son-in-law Carrozo "Iron Mask" Ronah, who hid his face under a helmet-like mask ever since his wife Nadia (Meitzer's daughter) left him and eloped with another man. The Crossbone Vanguard's chief purpose is to establish an aristocracy in the new Frontier colonies at Side 4 called Cosmo Babylonia.

In U.C. 0123, they commence their assault without warning. The Crossbone Vanguard attacks the Frontier IV colony, completely overwhelming the unprepared and obsolete Federation colonial defense forces. Weeks later the Crossbone Vanguard would invade the Frontier I colony. During this battle Carozzo is killed in battle by the pilot of the new F91 Gundam F91, Seabook Arno, when he destroys Iron Mask's enormous mobile armor, the XMA-01 Rafflesia. The Crossbone Vanguard continues to hold control over the Frontier colonies, until the return of Berah Ronah in U.C. 0125, who denounces Meitzer, resulting in a civil war between the members of the Ronah family and their respective supporters, resulting in Cosmo Babylonia ultimately collapsing in U.C. 0128.

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Crossbone Vanguard Members

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam

Ten years later in U.C. 0133, as narrated in the manga series Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam, a new Crossbone Vanguard surfaces. After having faked her death in U.C. 0128, Cecily, going by her real name of Berah and Kincaid Nau (Seabook Arno under an alias), resurrect the Crossbone Vanguard and lead the group from the warship Mother Vanguard in a secret battle against the power-hungry Jupiter Empire led by Crux Dogatie in the Jupiter Empire Wars.

The new Crossbone Vanguard's pilots are led by Kincaid in the XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1. The XM-X2 Crossbone Gundam X-2 is piloted by second-in-command ace pilot Zabine Chareux, a former commander of the elite Black Vanguard Squadron of the original Crossbone Vanguard. Finally, young Newtype Tobia Arronax joins, initially as a grunt mobile suit pilot before eventually becoming the pilot of the XM-X3 Crossbone Gundam X-3. The primary mobile suit force would be composed of Zondo Gei mobile suits, which would be replaced by several EMS-06 Batara mobile suits and a single EMS-10 Pez Batara mobile suit captured from the Jupiter Empire, which would be replaced by the SNRI built XM-10 Flint.

After the Jupiter Empire conflict ended, Cecily and Kincaid retire from the war. The leadership of the Crossbone Vanguard is passed onto the hands of Tobia, who leads with the new XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai, the infamous "Skull Heart", against the Jupiter Empire remnants for years to come. In the manga Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Steel 7, the Crossbone Vanguard remained active and secretly worked under the name "Blackrow Shippings" to defeat the remnants of the Jupiter Empire. During the events of Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost, the group reformed again as the secret organization "Serpiente Tacon".

Crossbone Vanguard (Space Pirates) Members

Crossbone Vanguard (Serpiente Tacon) Members

Trivia

  • The Ronah family's Crossbone Vanguard is featured in the video game/manga Mobile Suit Gundam F91: Formula Report 0122, where they help the Mars Zeon attack Earth.
  • They also play a minor role in the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 Silhouette Formula manga.
  • Somehow, Kenneth Sleg, a friend and rival of Hathaway Noa, has something to do with the formation of Crossbone Vanguard (possibly keeping his words that someday he will form a similar organization like Mufti, for that he had enough with the deeply corrupted Federation. On the other hand, he held huge regrets for executing Mufti, who is also his best friend, Hathaway Noa.)

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