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The mobile docking ship La Vie en Rose(ラビアンローズ) is a relatively large spaceship from the Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. First appearing in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam. The La Vie en Rose is known for being a dockable orbital manufacturing plant and the facility that last held the RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" for elaborate field-testing after its subsequent delivery from the Von Braun lunar facility. The La Vie en Rose serves both as a heavy repair facility and testing platform for Anaheim Electronics. It is also one of three main facilities owned by Anaheim Electronics used to produce and repair mobile suits and even deploy as a drydock to service the larger space warships of the Earth Federal Space Force. The facility is distinctively characterized by its ability to dock with ships via its four large arm servos, which clamp down on the ship while docking, and extend out when not docked with a ship. In either configuration, the mobile docking facility looks like a flower.

Role in the Universal Century Gundam series

Stardust Memory

The most critical role played by La Vie en Rose happens in Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, after Anavel Gato uses the stolen RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" nuclear warhead against the Earth Federation's naval review at Konpei Island, destroying and crippling roughly two-thirds of the Earth Federation's fleet. After losing the RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern in a battle with the Gundam "Physalis" after the tactical nuclear strike, the Albion goes to the La Vie en Rose. Upon docking with the ship, it is revealed that Admiral Kowen is no longer head of the Gundam Project, and the Federation liaison officer overseeing its development restricts the movements of the Albion's crew, allowing only Nina Purpleton, Ensign Kou Uraki, and Captain Eiphar Synapse access to the La Vie en Rose. He also prevents the Albion from acquiring the Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis", citing the current situation with the Delaz Fleet.

On the La Vie en Rose, the Albion crew meets Lucette Audevie, the chief engineer of the Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis". Lucette is an acquaintance of Nina and knows a lot about her, and chooses to reveal some of the personal and private information about Nina to Kou during his time trying to get familiar on the "Orchis". This puts an even greater rift between Kou and Nina.

Lucette is tragically killed by the Federation liaison officer after trying to help Kou "steal away" the Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" after it is revealed that a Haman Karn–led Neo Zeon has given the AMA-002 Neue Ziel mobile armor to the Delaz Fleet and that Delaz plans to send an old space colony crashing into earth. After the crew of the Albion neutralizes the Earth Federation Space Stronghold Defense Unit on the La Vie en Rose, Kou commandeers the Gundam "Dendrobium Orchis" and goes out to find the Delaz Fleet and the Neue Ziel.

Zeta Gundam and ZZ Gundam

Due to Anaheim Electronics' profit-oriented mindset and the trade restrictions imposed on it by the Titans during the events of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Anaheim was instrumental in helping the Anti Earth Union Group (AEUG) in its fight against the Titans by helping AEUG members hide out in various Anaheim facilities, including the La Vie en Rose.

In Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, the acting captain of the La Vie en Rose, Emary Ounce, uses the ship to help house the members of the AEUG in their fight against Haman Karn's Neo Zeon movement, as well as provided a mobile dock where the Argama could be repaired. In addition, she flirts with Bright Noa, who tests his loyalty to Mirai Yashima.

Near the end of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, the La Vie en Rose was heavily damaged by the NZ-000 Queen Mansa piloted by Ple Two, who launched a massive funnel attack on the ship, killing Emary Ounce in the process. Past the events of Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ, it is unknown what becomes of the ship: whether it was decommissioned, still in use, or eventually sold off when Anaheim loses its contracts to the Federation think-tank Strategic Naval Research Institute (SNRI) during the events of Mobile Suit Gundam F91. Some Gundam-related materials suggest that La Vie en Rose was destroyed during an uprising, but that remains unconfirmed.

Victory Gundam

In Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, there is a La Vie en Rose-class ship: the La Vie en Rose IV; it is utilized by the League Militaire in their struggle against the Zanscare Empire.[1]

Trivia

The phrase la vie en rose is French for "life through rose-coloured glasses" or literally "life in pink". It is also the title of the signature song of famous French singer Édith Piaf and also famously covered, rendered in English and added with more elaborate brass instrumentation in a re-recording by Louis Armstrong.

Gallery

References

  1. Episode 22
  • Gundam Technical Manuals Volume 3: Stardust Memories. Tokyopop. ISBN 1-931514-06-2.
  • Gundam: The Official Guide. VIZ Media LLC. ISBN 1-56931-739-9.
  • Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (vol. 4) episode 11 "La Vie en Rose". Bandai Entertainment, 2002. UPC 669198801532.

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Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C Powered GM | RGM-79N GM Custom | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" | RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen" | RX-81FC G-Line Full Custom
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball | RB-79C Ball Type C
Other
RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

Land Vehicle
Command Vehicle
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-XII Core Fighter II | FF-XII-Fb Core Fighter II Full Burnern | Patrol Vessel
Transporter / Supply Ship
C-88 Medea | Columbus Kai class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Birmingham-class | LMSD-76 Gray Phantom | Magellan Kai-class | MSC-07 Albion | Pegasus-class | Salamis Kai-class
Super Weapon
Solar System II
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/Axis Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-09F/trop Dom Tropen | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-09R-2 Rick Dom II | MS-09RS Rick Dom Anavel Gato Custom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MS-14Fs Gelgoog Marine Commander Type | MS-21C Dra-C | MS-21D1 Dra-C Custom | RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" | YMS-09R-2 Prototype Rick-Dom Zwei | YMS-16M Xamel
Mobile Armour
AMX-002 Neue Ziel | MA-06 Val Walo

Ship / Submarine
Jukon-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Hohsenka
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Komusai II | Papua-class | Pazock-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gwanban-class | Gwazine-class | Musai-class Late Production Type | Zanzibar II-class
Anaheim Electronics
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Civilians
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Colony Corporation Ship


Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam Mechanics
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AEUG/Karaba
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
Junior Mobile Suit | MS-14A Gelgoog | MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-005 Methuss | MSK-008 Dijeh | MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki | MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam | RGC-83 GM Cannon II | RGM-79N GM Custom | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-179 GM II | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II | RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Beechcraft Model D17 "Comet" | Dodai Kai | FXA-00 Flying Armor | FXA-05D G-Defenser | Hohsenka | Shackles | Space Boat | XB-70 Valkyrie
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.L.V. | Suit Carrier
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Argama-class | Garuda-class | Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E Zaku Reconnaissance Type | MS-06K Zaku Cannon | MS-06M Marine Hizack | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-07H Gouf Flight Test Type | MS-11 Action Zaku | PMX-001 Palace Athene | PMX-002 Bolinoak Sammahn | PMX-003 The O | RGC-80 GM Cannon | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-106CS Hizack Custom | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-117 Galbaldy β | RMS-154 Barzam | RMS-156 Griffon | RMS-179 GM II | RMV-1 Guntank II | RX-110 Gabthley | RX-121-2A Gundam TR-1 (Advanced Hazel) | RX-139 Hambrabi | RX-160 Byarlant | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II | RX-77-3 Guncannon Heavy Arms Type
Mobile Armour
MRX-009 Psyco Gundam | MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mk-II | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-055 Baund Doc | ORX-005 Gaplant | PMX-000 Messala

Land Vehicle
Missile Car
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | FF-6 TIN Cod | FF-S3 Saberfish | Gator | Space Launch | Temptation-class
Support Weapon
Mega Launcher
Transporter / Supply Ship
Jupitris-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Dogosse Giar-class | Garuda-class | Lombardia-class | Salamis Kai-class
Super Weapon
Colony Laser
Axis Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-004 Qubeley | AMX-007 Gaza-E | MS-110 Chaika | MS-21C Dra-C

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Gwadan-class | Gwanban-class | Musai Kai-class
Republic of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-09R Rick Dom | RMS-106 Hizack

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay Kai-class | Musai Kai-class
Principality of Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14A Gelgoog

Mother Ship
Gwazine-class
Anaheim Electronics
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Civilians
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Optica | Transport Plane


The Traitor to Destiny Mechanics
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Keraunos /AEUG/Karaba/Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-003+FXA-05D Nemo-Defenser | MSA-005 Methuss (Avey Alva use) | MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-099 Rick Dias (Delphi Squad) | MSK-003 Wagtail II | MSW-004 Full-Armor Kestrel | MSW-004 Gundam [Kestrel] | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Armor Exterior | MSW-004 Gundam (Kestrel) Maneuver Exterior | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | RGM-79C GM Type C | RGM-79C GM Type C [Keraunos Squad] | RGM-79C GM Type C "Wagtail" | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (Lucien Bendt Use) | RGC-83 GM Cannon II (White Coral) | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-106 Hizack (Epidendrum) | RMS-106 Hizack (Keraunos Squad) | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Dodai Kai
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Irish-class | Salamis Kai-class | Zanzibar-class
Earth Federation Forces/Titans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06E-3 Zaku Flipper | MS-06M Zaku Marine Type | ORX-003 Domingo | ORX-008 Gundam [Gullinbursti] | ORX-009 Gundam [Sköll] | RGM-79 GM | RGM-79G GM Command | RGM-79Q GM Quel | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-179 GM II | RX-106E Hi-Zack [Vanargand] | RX-110C Gabthley [Hugin] | RX-110NT-1 Gabthley [Munin]
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | NRX-044 Asshimar | NRX-044Q Asshimar (Danda-Chakra) | ORX-007 [Hati] | RX-136-1 Rakshasa
Mobile Fortress
NRX-033 Matabiri

Land Battleship
Heavy Fork-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-6 TIN Cod | FFB-7Bst Jet Core Booster II | Fly Manta
Transporter / Supply Ship
H.L.V. | Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Salamis Kai-class
Principality of Zeon/Delaz Fleet/Zeon Remnants/African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner

Land Vehicle
PVN.4/3 Wappa
Aircraft / Spacecraft
DFA-03 Dopp | Dodai YS | Dodai II
Submarine
Jukon-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Gaw | Musai-class
Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | MS-14J ReGelgu | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Musai-class
Kamerado
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Salamis-class | SCV-102 Nelson


Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Mechanics
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AEUG/Karaba/Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II | FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam | MSA-003 Nemo | MSA-005 Methuss | MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki | MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam | MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam | MSZ-010S Enhanced ZZ Gundam | RGM-86R GM III | RMS-179 GM II | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Dodai Kai | FXA-00 Flying Armor | FXA-07GB Neo Core Fighter | FXA-08R Mega Rider
Transporter / Supply Ship
HOTOL | Suit Carrier
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Argama-class | Garuda-class | Salamis Kai-class | SCVA-76 Nahel Argama
Neo Zeon/Zeon Remnants
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-003 Gaza-C | AMX-004 Qubeley | AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II | AMX-004G Qubeley Mass Production Type | AMX-006 Gaza-D | AMX-008 Ga-Zowmn | AMX-009 Dreissen | AMX-011 Zaku III | AMX-011S Zaku III Custom | AMX-014 Döven Wolf | AMX-015 Geymalk | AMX-101 Galluss-J | AMX-102 Zssa | AMX-103 Hamma Hamma | AMX-104 R-Jarja | AMX-107 Bawoo | AMX-109 Capule | AMX-117L Gazu-L | AMX-117R Gazu-R | MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-09G Dwadge | MS-09H Dwadge Reformation | MS-14J ReGelgu | NZ-000 Queen Mansa | RMS-099B Schuzrum Dias | RMS-106 Hizack | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-119 EWAC Zack | RMS-192M Zaku Mariner
Mobile Armour
AMA-01X Jamru Fin | MRX-010 Psyco Gundam Mk-II | NRX-044 Asshimar

Land Vehicle
Zaku Tanker
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Base Jabber | Gator
Transporter / Supply Ship
Camouflaged Ship
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Endra-class | Garuda-class | Gwanban-class | Sadalahn-class
African Liberation Front
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-06D Desert Zaku | MS-09G Dwadge | MS-14A Gelgoog | RMS-119 EWAC Zack

Land Vehicle
Zaku Tanker
Anaheim Electronics
Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MS-05B Zaku I | MS-06V Zaku Tank | MS-14A Gelgoog | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-04 Acguy | MSM-04N Agguguy | MSM-07 Z'Gok | MSM-08 Zogok | Petite Mobile Suit
Mobile Worker
Cattle | Geze | Middle Mobile Suit

Land Vehicle
Missile Car
Transporter / Supply Ship
Jupitris-class


Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Mechanics
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League Militaire/Earth Federation Forces
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
LM111E02 Gun-EZ | LM111E03 Gunblaster | LM312V04 Victory Gundam | LM312V04+SD-VB03A V-Dash Gundam | LM312V06 Victory Gundam Hexa | LM312V06+SD-VB03A V-Dash Gundam Hexa | LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam | LM314V23 Victory 2 Buster Gundam | LM314V23/24 V2 Assault-Buster Gundam | LM314V24 Victory 2 Assault Gundam | RGM-119 Jamesgun | RGM-122 Javelin | Second Victory Gundam | ZM-S06S Zoloat

Land Vehicle
Camion | Core Fighter Carrier
Ship
Battle Speed Boat
Aircraft / Spacecraft
CS-H926 Setter H926 | Sinope-class
Transporter / Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose | Transporter
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Alexandria-class | Clop-class | Ra Cailum-class | Reinforce | Reinforce Junior | Salamis Kai-class | White Ark
Zanscare Empire
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
ZM-D11S Abigor | ZM-S06G Zollidia | ZM-S06S Zoloat | ZM-S08G Zolo | ZM-S08GC Zolo Kai | ZM-S09G Tomliat | ZM-S14S Contio | ZM-S19S Shy-Tarn | ZM-S20S Jabaco | ZM-S21G Bruckeng | ZM-S22S Rig Shokew | ZM-S22SC Imperial Rig Shokew | ZM-S24G Gedlav | ZM-S27G Domuttlia | ZMT-D15M Galguyu | ZMT-S12G Shokew | ZMT-S13G Godzorla | ZMT-S16G Memedorza | ZMT-S28S Gengaozo | ZMT-S29 Zanneck | ZMT-S33S Gottrlatan | ZMT-S34S Rig Contio
Mobile Armour
ZM-A05G Recarl | ZMT-A03G Galicson | ZMT-A30S Birknau | ZMT-A31A Doggorla

Land Vehicle
Battle Bike "Kou" | Battle Bike "Ohtu"
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Croaking | Overhead Hawk | Sinope-class
Support Weapon
Einerad | Twinrad
Transporter / Supply Ship
Marilyn-class
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Adrastea-class | Amalthea-class | Callisto-class | Lysithea-class | Squid-class
Super Weapon
Angel Halo | Keilas Guilie
Macedonia Army
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
Gwigsy | RGM-109M-5 Heavygun

Land Vehicle
Missile Buggy
Cruiser
Salamis Kai-class
Civilian
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Worker
MW544B Sandhoge

Land Vehicle
Moon Buggy
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Aineias | Shuttle
Transporter
Space Boat


Gundam Evolve Mechanics
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Earth Federation Forces/Titans/Londo Bell
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RGM-79 GM | RGM-89 Jegan | RMS-179 GM II | RMS-108 Marasai | RMS-117 Galbaldy β | RX-77-2 Guncannon | RX-78-2 Gundam | RX-93 ν Gundam
Mobile Pod
RB-79 Ball
Mobile Ship
QRX-006 Geminus

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FF-X7 Core Fighter | FF-X7-Bst Core Booster | G-Armor | G-Bull
Transporter / Supply Ship
Medea
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Magellan-class | Salamis-class | SCV-70 White Base
AEUG
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSA-003 Nemo | MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki | MSZ-006-3A Zeta Gundam 3A Type | MSZ-006-3B Zeta Gundam 3B Type | MSZ-006-P2/3C Zeta Gundam P2/3C Type | RMS-099 Rick Dias | RMS-179 GM II | RX-178 Gundam Mk-II

Aircraft / Spacecraft
FXA-00 Flying Armor
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Argama-class
Principality of Zeon/Neo Zeon
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II | AMX-014 Döven Wolf | MS-06F Zaku II | MS-06F2 Zaku II F2 Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type | MS-07B Gouf | MS-09B Dom | MS-09R Rick Dom | MS-14A Gelgoog | MS-14F Gelgoog Marine | MS-14S Gelgoog Commander Type | MSM-03 Gogg | MSM-07S Z'Gok Commander Type | MSN-02 Zeong | YMS-15 Gyan
Mobile Armour
MA-05 Bigro | MA-08 Big Zam | MAN-03 Braw Bro | MAN-08 Elmeth | NZ-333 α Azieru

Land Vehicle
HT-01B Magella Attack
Aircraft
Gattle
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Chivvay-class | Dolos-class | Musai-class
Anaheim Electronics
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen"
Other
RX-78GP03 Gundam "Dendrobium"

Supply Ship
La Vie en Rose
Neo Japan
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Fighter
GF13-017NJII God Gundam | JMF1336R Rising Gundam
G Team
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero
White Fang
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Doll
WF-02MD Virgo II
Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1 | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | ZGMF-600 GuAIZ

Aircraft
Agile
Junk Guild
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam
Civilans
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam | MSZ-010S ZZ-GR

Supply Ship
Jupitris-class

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