The GF13-066NO Nether Gundam (Hurricane Gundam in the English Dub) makes its first appearance in Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
This curious mobile fighter represents the space colony of Neo Holland. While its chest and shoulders house several beam cannons, the Nether Gundam's main weapon is the powerful Nether Typhoon, generated by the spinning windmill vanes on its chest. The mobile fighter can also transform into an airborne Flight Mode, in which its legs retract and the windmill unit slides underneath the torso to serve as a propeller.
- Mega Beam Cannon
For the 13th Gundam Fight, Neo Holland took an interesting strategic approach to get to the Finals: not participating in the Gundam Fight at all. To accomplish this, the Nether Gundam was designed as a transforming mobile suit that could become a windmill, which is what it did for 11 months.
By hiding in a field and not fighting anyone, pilot Paul Bauhoben technically qualified for the Finals. However, this devious tactic could not make up for his poor skills as a fighter. Though the Nether Gundam was armed with mega beam cannons and possessed a powerful Nether Typhoon attack, it was simply inferior to every other combatant; in every match he fought, Paul was quickly and easily defeated by his superior opponents. His first known opponent was George de Sand, piloting the GF13-009NF Gundam Rose, early in the Finals. Nonetheless, Neo Holland's objective was achieved; their colony had already gained significant political standing by simply making it to the finals, even if they were utterly outclassed.
After the 13th Gundam Fight ended, Neo Holland deployed 39 mass-produced versions of the Nether Gundam as part of the World Gundam Federation that fought to defend Earth from the JDG-00X Devil Gundam.
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