Technology & Combat Characteristics
While the original Methuss didn't perform well in actual combat, Anaheim Electronics still developed some mobile suits based on its design. The first was the Methuss Kai (改, "Revision") which closely resembled the Methuss and utilized its speed of mobile armor mode by equipping it with a high mega cannon. The joints of Methuss Kai were also improved to solve the problem of the original's weak body.
- Beam Saber
- Beam Saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and is capable of cutting through almost any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Methuss Kai is equipped with two beam sabers.
- High Mega Cannon
- The Methuss is equipped with a high mega cannon, and unlike most beam rifles of the day, it draws energy straight from the suit's reactor as opposed to an E-Pac, allowing for an unlimited ammunition. The cannon is capable of being used in both MS and MA mode.
Several experimental units were built and sent to Karaba on Earth.
|Gundam Mk-II's variation|
FA-178 Full Armor Gundam Mk-II
MSA-004 Nemo II | MSA-004K Nemo III
MSA-005K Guncannon Detector | MSA-005S Methuss Kai
|Rick Dias's variation|
MSA-099-2 Rick Dias II
|Hyaku Shiki's variations|
MSR-00100 Hyaku Shiki Kai | MSR-00100S Hyaku Shiki Kai Mass Production Type
|Z Gundam's variations|
MSZ-006-X Prototype Ζ Gundam | MSZ-007 Mass Production Type Ζ Gundam | MSZ-008 ZII
SE-DJ-1R Dijeh SE-R
MSF-007 Gundam Mk-III