Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Gundam Exia Repair is the crudely repaired version of Exia. Due to lack of contact with Celestial Being during the 4 years after their defeat, Exia was never fully repaired from the damage it sustained in combat with Graham Aker and his SVMS-01X Union Flag Custom II. When it reappeared in A.D. 2312, it was in a state of poor maintenance, with most of the damaged areas crudely patched together by its Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei.
The overall damage upon Exia was extensive: The left arm, which was severed by the GN Flag's beam saber, was never recovered; instead, it was replaced with a camouflage sheet that creates the illusion of a cloak. Setsuna reattached Exia's head, but the right-optical-eye remained gutted, it was substituted with a red-glowing optic salvaged from a Tieren in its place. As the cockpit was impaled and damaged by the Flag, a scrounged gray cockpit hatch was seen in place of the Exia's original cockpit hatch. The GN Condensers on the legs are also visibly missing as is the GN Power Line on the right shoulder and the right clavicle antenna. As most of its other weapons were discarded and destroyed in the battle against the GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron, Exia only had access to its broken GN Sword and its right arm's GN Vulcan, leaving it with very little offensive options. It's presumed that Exia Repair retains the Trans-Am System and its Optical Camouflage, but it is unknown whether these systems are still viable due to the extreme disrepair state of the machine. The cockpit unit appears to have been replaced with a new one while damage to the torso by GN Flag's beam saber has been seemingly repaired. Because of the Exia Repair's extensive damage and overall limited combat options, Setsuna was forced to rely on his own MS skills to fend off the new mobile suits fielded by A-Laws.
After Celestial Being recovered Exia Repair, its GN Drive was salvaged and refitted onto GN-0000 00 Gundam. Exia Repair was then repaired and upgraded into a more powerful unit that was reclassified as the GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II.
- GN Sword
- The sole weapon of the Exia Repair. Although the weapon itself is damaged and not in perfect state, the function of changing from one mode to another hasn't changed.
- GN Vulcan
Special Equipment & Features
Please see Setsuna F. Seiei's page for the combat history of Exia Repair.
After Exia was salvaged and brought back to Ptolemy II, Exia's GN Drive was transferred to GN-0000 00 Gundam. Exia's frame was transferred to one of Celestial Being's Lagrange point satellites and given to Ian, where the decision was made to give Exia a proper repair job and upgrade it with the latest technology. After this, Exia was re-dubbed as GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II, or R2.
Notes & Trivia
- Although the Exia Repair is not officially listed in the Master Grade (MG) Gundam model kit series, the MG model kit of Exia Repair can be created by purchasing the expansion version of MG Exia called "Ignition Mode". The Ignition Mode provides some parts to create the Exia Repair, including the broken GN Sword, half broken face, and the rag that covered the busted left arm.
- Exia Repair has only two attacks in Super Robot Wars Z2 Saisei-hen; GN-Sword in rifle mode & GN-Sword in sword mode. It is also only used in some earlier levels, before being replaced by 00 Gundam.
- Exia Repair appears in Gundam Extreme Vs as a playable unit, only usable after respawning with Overcost. This mechanic was carried over from RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" in the previous games.