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GAT-X1022 Blu Duel Gundam

Gat-x1022

381 Mobile Suits of Phantom Pain (from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E01:23

381 Mobile Suits of Phantom Pain (from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73 -Stargazer-)

Unit Type

Prototype Close Quarters Combat Mobile Suit

Appearances

Manga
OVA

Profile

Model Number
  • GAT-X1022
Developed from
First Seen
Last Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Head Height
  • 16.89 meters55.413 ft
    664.961 in
Standard Weight
  • 84.24 metric tons
Power-plant
  • Ultracompact energy battery
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot only (in standard cockpit in torso)
Armor
Armaments
  • 2 x M2M5 "Todesschrecken" 12.5mm Automatic CIWS searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 3 x Mk315 "Stiletto" Rocket-Propelled Anti-Armor Penetrator searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x M7G2 Retractable Beam Gun
  • 2 x ES05A Beam Saber
  • Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
    • M443 "Scorpion" Mobile Railgun
Special Equipments and Features
  • Power Extender searchgray_iconsmall.png

The GAT-X1022 Blu Duel Gundam is a Mobile Suit in the OVA Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER. It was piloted by Mudie Holcroft

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Blu Duel Gundam is a modified GAT-X102 Duel Gundam produced as part of the "Actaeon Project", a joint development between several companies led by Actaeon Industries and Phantom Pain. The main aim of this project is to create customized MS for use by Phantom Pain's ace pilots. Among the upgrades to the Duel is a new version of the Fortrestra Armor, EA's version of the Assault Shroud armor used by the GAT-01D Long Dagger and the GAT-01D1 Duel Dagger, which is fully integrated into the body of the suit and thus cannot be expelled. The armament of the suit is made up of CIWS guns, anti-armor penetrators, beam sabers, retractable beam guns, a shield and a shield mounted railgun. Like its sister units, the Strike Noir and the Verde Buster, the Blu Duel is equipped with power extender and Variable Phase Shift armor, which is also applied to the Fortrestra Armor.

Armaments

  • M2M5 "Todesschrecken" 12.5mm Automatic CIWS
Installed in the head of the Blu Duel are two automatic CIWS guns, they are used to shoot down incoming missiles or smaller units.
  • Mk315 "Stiletto" Rocket-Propelled Anti-Armor Penetrator
The Blu Duel stores three anti-armor penetrators in the left shoulder. Same as the ones used by the GAT-04 Windam and the GAT-02L2 Dagger L, these knife-like weapons can be used for close combat or thrown to cause some damage to an enemy unit.
  • M7G2 Retractable Beam Gun
Mounted on the forearm of the Blu Duel, they are carried in the hands when in use. Their small size made them easy to wield during close combat, while their high rate of fire allows Blu Duel to suppress a large number of enemy units quickly.
  • ES05A Beam Saber
Two of these beam sabers are stored on the Blu Duel's legs for close combat. They are created by Phantom Pain for their own use and are a modified version of the ES04B beam saber used by Windam and Dagger L. These sabers have greatly improved reliability and durability.
  • Shield/M443 "Scorpion" Mobile Railgun
For defense, a single shield is mounted on the right shoulder of the suit. This shield also mounts a railgun for additional firepower in ranged combat.

Special Equipment & Features

Variable Phase Shift allows the MS to automatically alter the strength and by extension the power consumption of the PS Armor, depending on what combat configuration or situation that MS is in. As a result, the MS's colors changes, but all these must be programmed beforehand.
  • Power Extender
A device that improves a mobile suits energy storage capacity, allowing it to use its Phase Shift Armor for a longer duration than other mobile suits.

History

During the first Bloody Valentine War, the Earth Alliance collaborated with Orb's Morgenroete Inc. in creating their own series of mobile suits. One of the suit produced under this so-called G Project was the Duel, which, together with three other suits, is stolen by ZAFT in CE 71. After the War, as part of the "Actaeon Project" MS development plan, another Duel was re-manufactured. The unit was assigned to Phantom Pain pilot, Mudie Holcroft, and subsequently upgraded into a more advanced, more close-combat oriented, and more powerful GAT-X1022 Blu Duel. Mudie and her Blue Duel often work in a team consisting of Sven Cal Payang and his GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam, as well Shams Couza and his GAT-X103AP Verde Buster.

In CE 74, Mudie, along with her comrades protected the large land battleship Bonaparte from a ZAFT attack, during which her suit is overwhelmed by a large number of TMF/A-802 BuCUEs and TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hounds. With her suit damaged and on the ground, three Kerberos BuCUEs used their beam fangs to attack the Blu Duel. The suit's cockpit area was immediately critically damaged, which resulted in Mudie's death, although the three Kerberos BuCUEs were destroyed by her comrade Sven Cal Payang in his GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam.

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Notes & Trivia

  • Blu Duel holds the dubious honor of being the first Gundam taken down by mass production mobile suits. It lost it's right arm & shield/railgun because a TMF/A-802 BuCUE sliced it off and another sliced off it's left leg. After falling to the ground, three TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hounds tore into its cockpit like real dogs.
  • Like its sister units the Verde Buster, the Strike Noir, the Nero Blitz and the Rosso Aegis, the unit bear a color-themed name, "blu" being an Italian word for blue which resembles its color.
  • Blu Duel was the first of the new GAT units to be destroyed. Where as the original Duel survived the entirety of Gundam Seed.
  • The Blu Duel stores its beam sabers like the Hyperion Gundam's beam knives.

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