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Cyclops System

Cyclops system

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Anime

Usage

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Technical Specifications

Functional Purpose
  • Microwave Energy Weapon
  • Self-Destruct Superweapon
Form of Discharge Microwave Radiation Wave

The Cyclops System is a powerful weapon system used in the Cosmic Era timeline.

Technical Informations

The system is a powerful microwave weapon, which consists of a large array of dish-shaped microwave emitters. Once activated, the Cyclops System rapidly heats the water that makes up about 70% of the human body, as well as the propellant and ammunition supplies of Mobile Suits. Ultimately the intense radiation heat will destroy even buildings and the array itself. The Cyclops System's effectiveness is actually increased by Neutron Jammers, which restrict the microwaves to a smaller area and increase the intensity of the weapon's effects.

History

Devised by the Earth Alliance, the Cyclops System is sometimes built in secret beneath EA bases as a self-destruct mechanism. During the First Alliance-PLANT War, the system was used twice, both times under questionable ethical circumstances.

The first use of this system happened on June 2, CE 70 on the moon. For one month, battles occurred on the moon between ZAFT and the EA along a line known as Grimaldi Front. Eventually ZAFT launched an attack on the EA supply base in the Endymion crater which resulted in the destruction of the Alliance' 3rd fleet. Nevertheless the EA is able to activate the Cyclops System underneath the supply base, destroying all ZAFT forces present at the battle. However a large number of EA soldiers is also sacrificed in the process. One of the few people who knew what happened on this day is Mu La Flaga.

On May 8, CE 71, the Cyclops System is used a second time. On this day ZAFT launched Operation Spitbreak to attack the Alliance's Earth military headquarters in Alaska, known as JOSH-A. However the attack was in truth a trap and the leadership of the Alliance military had already left the base, and prepared to activate the Cyclops System underneath it. The Atlantic Federation leaders also used this incident to sacrifice their unwitting Eurasian Federation comrades. The Archangel, who was present at the battle tried to escape after Mu La Flaga found out what was planned but only the timely arrival of Kira Yamato in his new ZGMF-X10A Freedom gave them the opportunity to do so. After Kira was informed what was happening, he warned all people present at the battle of the impending activation. Kira, the Archangel and several ZAFT forces were able to escape the destruction, but 80% of all ZAFT forces present at the battle were wiped out.

In Other Media

In SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online, The Cyclops System is used in two manners. The first is the item known as "Cyclops", which unleashes a burst of energy that can kill weaker units. The second is a PVP stage fought on top of one. The platforms above the System are breakable and falling down into the Cyclops System counts as a death and scores for your opponent's side.


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Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
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Mobile Pod
MAW-01 Mistral

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Cornelius-class | Marseille III-class | Space Shuttle | Transport Plane | VTOL Transport
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Agamemnon-class | Archangel-class | Drake-class | Nelson-class
Super Weapon
Cyclops System
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
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Land Vehicle
Cargo Truck | Command Vehicle | Connected Armored Vehicle | Mobile Command Truck
Land Battleship
Lesseps-class | Petrie-class
Ship / Submarine
Supply Submarine | Vosgulov-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Agile | Guul | Infestus
Support Weapon
METEOR
Transporter / Supply Ship
Dropship | Space Shuttle | Transport Plane | VoLPHAU | VTOL Craft | VTOL Seaplane
Cruiser / Mother Ship
FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Laurasia-class | Nazca-class
Super Weapon
GENESIS | Gungnir | Neutron Jammer
Orb Union / Three Ships Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-X103 Buster Gundam | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-YM1 Perfect Strike Gundam | MBF-02 Strike Rouge | MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge | MBF-M1 M1 Astray | ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam | ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
Mobile Armor
TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero
Mobile Pod
MAW-01 Mistral

Land Vehicle
Cargo Truck | Linear Tank | Missile Truck
Ship
Aegis-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Heli
Support Weapon
METEOR
Transporter / Supply Ship
Flying Boat | Heliopolis Life Boat
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Archangel-class | FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Izumo-class
Junk Guild / Desert Dawn / Civilians
Land Vehicle
Ereka | Gatling Truck | Half Truck
Aircraft
Press VTOL
Transporter / Supply Ship
Cornelius-class | Silverwind | Tsiolkovsky
Cosmic Era technology
Standard technology
Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System | Lightwave Barrier | Mirage Colloid | Phase Shift armor | Positron Blaster Cannon | Positron Reflector
Mobile Suit technology
DRAGOON system | G Project | METEOR | Second Stage Series | Striker Packs | Voiture Lumiere
Superweapons
Cyclops System | GENESIS | Hyper-Deuterion Engine | Neutron Jammer | Neutron Jammer Canceller | Neutron Stampeder | Nibelung | Requiem
Human enhancements
Carbon Human | Coordinators | Extended humans | Newtypes | SEED factor

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