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Please note that this is the Gundam Wiki's article on the novel, Gaia Gear; if you are looking for the article on the titular man-machine of this series then you should head to α 000-0001 Gaia Gear α.

Gaia Gear (ガイア・ギア Gaia Gia) is a story written by Yoshiyuki Tomino featuring mechanical designs by Ito Mamoru. It first ran as a serial in the Japanese Newtype Magazine from April 1987 to December 1991. Afterwards the story was released in five novels which were released from September 1988 until April 1992.

Plot Synopsis

Gaia Gear is a story set in the future of the Universal Century timeline, specifically in UC 0203. Once more, the governments of Earth and its space colonies are at odds and resolve their differences with man-machines. This time the resistance group Metatron fights against the Man Hunting Attachment police force of the corrupt Earth Federation. To have better chances Metatron creates a memory clone of the legendary Char Aznable called Afranche Char, who commands the troops of Metatron and pilots the Gaia Gear Alpha.

Characters

Metatron

Earth Federation Forces

MaHa (Man Hunting Attachment)

Resistance

Civilian

Story

Two hundred years have passed since people floated the islands called space colonies into outer space. During this time, several wars have occurred. It was a battle in order to protect the Earth. Amongst the twinkling of the stars, man hated one another, got hurt, and collapsed, yet did not forget love. Much blood was shed, and grief brought forth. The souls of the dead wander the silence of the universe become light and melt into the Milky Way. The immeasurable universe swallows the feelings of everyone, continuing with no change. When the Earth loses its radiance, changing the people’s prayer to sighs of grief, one soul crosses time. Perhaps that person was the harbinger who awoke for that.

Timeline of events:

U.C. 0155

Zi Zeon Institution established to oppose anti-Spacenoid Federation policies. [Gaia Gear]

U.C. 0184

The Char Continuation Project secretly transfers memory clone Afranche Char to Earth.

U.C. 0186

Man-Hunter Agency (MaHa) established to search out and deport illegal aliens.

U.C. 0197.06.08

Federation approves expansion of MaHa jurisdiction as part of a crackdown on illegal aliens.

U.C. 0203.02.21

MaHa establishes a garrison at Hellas colony in Side 2 (L4).

U.C. 0203.03.24

EFF rolls out α000-0001 Gaia Gear Alpha.

U.C. 0203.03.31

Zi Zeon Institution launches space battleship Thirty-One Square.

U.C. 0203.04.11

Man-Hunter Agency detains Afranche Char in the South Pacific Environment Protection Block. Zi Zeon Institution captures the α000-0001 Gaia Gear Alpha and uses it to break Afranche Char out of MaHa custody.

U.C. 0203.04.14

Afranche Char arrives in Hong Kong aboard the Spacious.

U.C. 0203.04.15
  • Afranche Char launches from Hong Kong aboard the Spacious and rendezvous with the Mother Thirty-One Square, where he is hailed as leader by the Zi Zeon Institution.
  • Zi Zeon Institution renamed Metatron, its flagship's name changed to Mother Metatron.
U.C. 0203.04.20

MaHa begins sending its forces, including the flagship Mahagazis, down to the Earth. Mother Metatron pursues. Air Force team led by Afranche Char descends to the Earth.

U.C. 0203.04.28

MaHa announces the Earth Reverse Immigration Plan.

VOLUMES

Volume 01

Chapter.01 -
Afranche Char, a young boy of 19 years old, lives peacefully amidst nature on a small island in the Pacific Ocean together with his foster parent Gaba Su and his lover, Everly Key. Recently, something odd was happening to Afranche’s body. A peculiar sound is heard resonating in his mind. One stormy night, Gaba Su passes away, and with his dying breath he tells Afranche, “Go to outer space.” However, Everly absolutely forbid Afranche from trying to venture out into outer space. Amidst their arguing, Afranche discovers a huge object stretched out on the beach. The upper half of the body appeared to be like the machines of a hundred years ago. What was felt in the object? Before long, Afranche was determined to go to outer space.
Chapter.02 -
Everly restrains Afranche who still tries to persuade her. The two have begun a newly married couple life in Afranche’s house without Gaba Su. The next stormy day after Gaba’s passing, Afranche secretly leaves the island and Everly. Riding a canoe, Afranche crosses the stormy sea alone with fear and loneliness within him. The storm passes and he arrives in the island port, taking in a meal at a bar. There, Afranche becomes involved with a middle aged man and who started talking about the meaning of the name “Afranche Char.”
Chapter.03 – Lorekeeper
Chapter.04 – Sea Jack
Chapter.05 – Arson
Chapter.06 – Sieg Zeon’s Legacy
Chapter.07 – Farewell
Chapter.08 – Against the Sea and Land
Chapter.09 – Inertial Flight
Chapter.10 – Krishna Pendant
Chapter.11 – Monologue of Darkness
Chapter.12 – Ul Urian

Volume 02

Chapter.01 – Grenze Feel
Chapter.02 – A Starless Man
Chapter.03 – A Lone Runaway
Chapter.04 – Release
Chapter.05 – Ul’s Trick
Chapter.06 – Toilet’s Bottom
Chapter.07 – Far Chase
Chapter.08 – Say Char
Chapter.09 – Masturbation
Chapter.10 – Thirty-one Squared
Chapter.11 – Your Excellency
Chapter.12 – Metatron

Volume 03

Chapter.01 – Impression
Chapter.02 – Fall in Trap
Chapter.03 – Rescue
Chapter.04 – Metatron Space
Chapter.05 – Afranche’s Peripheral
Chapter.06 – Before Gaia
Chapter.07 – Within the Earth’s Light
Chapter.08 – Coming In
Chapter.09 – Contract
Chapter.10 – Meal Time
Chapter.11 – Rey Seias
Chapter.12 – Breakout & Catch

Volume 04

Chapter.01 – Accommodate
Chapter.02 – Earth Invasion
Chapter.03 – Foreigh Love
Chapter.04 – Liege’s Joe
Chapter.05 – At the Tavern
Chapter.06 – Cross Game
Chapter.07 – The Color of a Night’s Defeat
Chapter.08 – Hush-a-Bye
Chapter.09 – Patient
Chapter.10 – First Step
Chapter.11 – Shadow in Back
Chapter.12 – Gids Geese

Volume 05

Chapter.01 – Stubborn Attack
Chapter.02 – Prisoner
Chapter.03 – Provocation and Weariness
chapter.04 – Before Contact
Chapter.05 – After the Sleep
Chapter.06 – Near the Act
Chapter.07 – Complex Cry
Chapter.08 – Wagner’s Temptation
Chapter.09 – Everly’s Ring
Chapter.10 – Fighting In Echo
Chapter.11 – All in Cockpit
Chapter.12 – From the Paper Castle

Mechanics

Metatron

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

MaHa (Man Hunting Attachment)

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

See also

Gallery

References

External links


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