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Technology & Combat Characteristics
Unlike the other mobile fighters in the Gundam Fight, the Bolt Gundam is powered by a powerful "Victor Engine", which makes it the strongest mobile fighter in terms of raw strength. It complements its power with exceptionally strong armor that can shrug off most ordinary attacks. This combination of strength and durability suits Argo's fighting style, which relies heavily on enduring enemy blows to put him in a position to deliver overwhelmingly powerful counterattacks. Argo frequently uses the Bolt Gundam's durability to get face-to-face with his foes, allowing him to use his Gundam's superior strength to lift, crush, and throw his opponent.
The primary weapon of the Bolt Gundam is the Graviton Hammer, a flail-type weapon that consists of a dense spherical hammer that is manipulated via a beam chain. The weapon can be used in a variety of methods for both offense and defense and increases the Bolt Gundam's reach in melee combat, allowing it to utilize its physical strength at the maximum possible range. When not in use, the hammer portion is stored in the Gundam's left shoulder, while two beam emitter "hilts" are stored in recharge racks in the gauntlet-like armor on its forearms.
As with most melee-focused mobile fighters, the Bolt Gundam lacks a ranged weapon outside of the standard vulcan guns on its head.
- Graviton Hammer
- A giant metal ball attached to a beam chain, it is a flail-type weapon.
- Vulcan Gun
- Zakaretsu Gaia Crusher (炸裂ガイアクラッシャー Bursting Gaia Crusher?)
- After training in the Guiana Highlands, Argo created the Zakaretsu Gaia Crusher as his finishing move. Making full use of the Bolt Gundam's strength, the Bolt Gundam strikes the ground, raising the rock, impaling the opponent.
At the beginning of the 13th Gundam fight, Neo Russia's initial plan was to hide the Bolt Gundam in Siberia, waiting for Gundam Fighters to come search for it. When a Gundam Fighter did appear Neo Russian authorities would arrest them and throw them into the prison where Argo was being held. Argo would act as a spy among the prisoners while the guards interrogated the Gundam Fighters to learn the location of their Gundams so Neo Russia could simply take them and dismantle them. The purpose of the plan was to keep the Bolt Gundam out of fights until the Finals, while at the same time allowing Neo Russia to study the technology of the captured Gundams.
After the Bolt Gundam was forced to fight Neo Japan's Shining Gundam, Neo Russia reworked their plan. Instead of letting Gundam Fighters come to them, they would seek them out and participate in straight up fights.