The Gundam Heaven's Sword (Soaring Raven Gundam in the English dub) is a DG-Cell infested Mobile Fighter and one of the Four Heavenly Kings, piloted by Michelo Chariot. The unit appeared in Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
Technology and Combat Characteristics
This mysterious mobile fighter serves as the commander of the Death Army's aerial forces. In its bird-like Attack Mode, the Gundam Heaven's Sword can soar through the air, use its powerful claws to carry out hit-and-run attacks on ground targets, bombard its foes with feather-like darts, or flap its wings to create tornadoes and firestorms. The Gundam can also transform into a humanoid Standing Mode, allowing it to use kicking attacks like those of Neo Italy's Neros Gundam. During the final fight, it displayed the ability to absorb the power of the God Gundam's Bakunetsu God Finger, causing the machine to turn red and enhance its power even more as well as its ability to regenerate thanks to its DG Cells.
- Heaven's Claw (Raven's Darts in the English Dub
- Powerful claws used to carry out hit-and-run attacks on ground targets. Usable in Fighter mode as a pair of foot mounted blades.
- Heaven's Darts (Raven's Darts in the English Dub)
- Feather like darts mounted on the wings in attack mode. As Gundam Heaven's Sword is a creation of the Dark Gundam, the DG-cells that comprise its body allow it to instantly replenish its missles whenever depleted,
- Heaven's Tornado
- Used in attack mode, Gundam Heaven's Sword flaps its wings to create windstorms powerful enough to blow other Gundams away. Known as Raven's Tornado in the English Dub.
- Wind Fire
- An enhanced version of Heaven's Tornado, Heaven's Sword superheats its wings to create a flaming tornado. The attack can be enhanced even further by absorbing the energy of an opponent's attack.
- Silver Leg Special (Known as Silver Feet Special in the English Dub)
- A variation of Michelo's Silver Leg technique, performed as a flying drop kick while in Fighter Mode
- Hyper Spectrum Beam Kick Special
- A variation of Michelo's Spectrum Beam Kick.
As the 13th Gundam Fight continued, the JDG-00X Devil Gundam created Four Heavenly Kings for its protection: GF13-001NHII Master Gundam, Grand Gundam, Gundam Heaven's Sword, and Walter Gundam. The Gundam Heaven's Sword first appeared when three of the Heavenly Kings attempted to stop Domon Kasshu from reaching the Gundam Fight Finals on time. It would later reappear as the morphed form of the Neros Gundam, piloted by a vengeful and DG Cell-infected Michelo Chariot when Domon stabbed the Gundam's eyes, causing him to fly into a rage. Using a smokescreen created by its explosive transformation, it obscured itself from the audience and to hide itself from Domon, but was ultimately defeated.
The Gundam Heaven's Sword appeared one last time during the Finals when Domon was fighting with Michelo Chariot's GF13-055NI Neros Gundam. Domon barely managed to repel Michelo, and Michelo's new Gundam returned to attack Domon during the Battle Royale on Lantao Island. Domon was aided by Argo Gulskii and Sai Saici, and they managed to destroy the Gundam Heaven's Sword by using their ultimate attacks in Hyper Mode.
The wings and talons of the Gundam Heaven's Sword would be incorporated into the Grand Master Gundam following the Devil Gundam's final resurrection.
Notes and Trivia
- Gundam Heaven's Sword alternate name, 天剣絶刀 (Tenkenzettou), is named after 武俠七公主之天劍絕刀 (Holy Weapon), a 1993 Hong Kong wuxia movie directed by Wong Jing. The other three Heavenly Kings in G Gundam, however, are named after wuxia / martial art movies directed / produced by Tsui Hark.
- Gundam Heaven's Sword has its name derived from 倚天屠龍記 (The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber), a wuxia novel written by Jin Yong (Louis Cha Leung-Yung).