Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays
|Magazine||Dengeki Hobby Magazine|
|Story & Script||Tomohiro Chiba|
|Art Director||Koichi Tokita|
|Japanese||September 26, 2007 - September 26, 2008|
|Number of Volumes||2|
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Frame Astrays (機動戦士ガンダムSEED FRAME ASTRAYS) is a collection of gaiden (side-stories) set in the Cosmic Era of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny.
Cosmic Era 73, in the midst of the second Earth Alliance and ZAFT War, Gai Murakumo leads his Serpent Tail mercenary unit into the Republic of East Asia. Soon enough, a ZAFT unit enters the war-torn country with a squad of ZAFT soldiers to battle Earth Alliance. While a guerrilla troop named Trojan Noiret tries to stop them with his MBF-P04 Astray Green Frame.
- Gai Murakumo - Coordinator and leader of the mercenary group Serpent Tail. Although he is a skilled pilot with most machines he comes to favor the MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame as his personal mobile suit, modifying and upgrading it constantly to better suit his needs. He wears a white standard Earth Alliance uniform.
- Elijah Kiel is a Coordinator and Gai's wingman, he pilots a custom ZGMF-1017 GINN and later a ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Phantom, each with a blade-like head crest; before joining Gai he was with ZAFT alongside his best friend Goud Veia (whom he killed as Goud begged him as a friend to end his suffering due to the split personality); he has a very handsome look; although he is a Coordinator he does not possess the superior physiology of Coordinator, so his MS maneuvering skills are poor; through the experiences he gained on the battlefield as a mercenary, however, he polished his maneuvering skills, and has improved substantially. On his mobile suit "2" is incorporated on its Serpent Tail emblem.
- Kazahana Adja - Coordinator; 6 years old, highly intelligent daughter of Loretta; because of her background she has adult-like judgement and mental toughness, and she serves as liaison to Serpent Tail's clients.
- Loretta Adja - Natural; the only woman among members of Serpent Tail; explosives expert and tactician; mother to Kazahana Aja; very popular among the mercenaries. former member of EA, left to have coordinator child (kazahana)
- Reed Wheeler - Natural; captain of Serpent Tail's Laurasia-class frigate; former Earth Alliance intelligence operative and still has contacts with the EA; known alcoholic.
- 3Socius - A coordinator produced from the DNA of Goud Veia. Just like the rest of the Socius he cannot attack any Naturals only ZAFT soldiers since Earth Alliance made them not to go against any Naturals. Three Socius pilots CAT1-XG1/12 Hyperion G Unit 1.
- Xist Elwes - Is half coordinator and half natural from Fujiyama a company that assist the Earth Alliance send him to help out Serpent Tails. He pilots a red ZGMF-515 CGUE.
- Lukas O'Donnell - A coordinator from Fujiyama a company that assist the Earth Alliance send him to help out Serpent Tails. He initially pilots a GAT-X105E Strike E, then later hijacks the GAT-FJ108 Raigo Gundam.
- Leons Graves - A Natural; Leon was appointed the commander sent from the natural base for private military companies ZAFT. He believes that battles are like business, and fights effectively. Leons pilots UT-1D Civilian Astray DSSD Custom.
- Rudolf Wittgenstein - Coordinator from PLANT, assigned to the Republic of East Asia he pilots a gold, white, and black custom painted ZGMF-2000 GOUF Ignited.
- Alec Lad - Coordinator from PLANT, he became Mobile Suit pilot for ZAFT during the Second Bloody Valentine War. Assigned to the Republic of East Asia he piloted an all-white custom painted TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound.
- Suu - A coordinator from PLANT, he was assigned to the Republic of East Asia he piloted an all-black custom painted ZGMF-1000 Kerberos ZAKU Warrior.
- Trojan Noiret - A guerrilla soldier fight against the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. He pilots MBF-P04 Astray Green Frame.
- Barry Ho - ex-Orb, Natural; an Orb ace pilot and protector of the Orb vessel Kusanagi, pilots a MBF-M1A M1A Astray; a skilled pilot and martial arts master with the nickname "God of Fist" (though he is an atheist, with the word "Godless" painted on his M1A Astray), he is extremely shy with women. Apparently after the Second Battle of Jachin Due he leaves the Kusanagi. He reappears in the Amazon Forest, where he saves Junk Guild personnel Yoon Sefan from Courtney Hieronimus and the ZGMF-X999A ZAKU Trial Type. He later assists the USSA in their fight against the EA forces.
FRAME A01: Mercenaries of the Asian Bloc
Cosmic Era 73, in the midst of the second Earth Alliance and ZAFT War, Gai Murakumo working for the Earth Alliance leads his Serpent Tail mercenary unit into the Republic of East Asia Forest Preserve number 13. Gai Murakumo piloting CAT1-XG2/12 Hyperion G Unit 2 battle a group of guerrillas piloting MWF-JG71 Raysta while Three Socius piloting CAT1-XG1/12 Hyperion G Unit 1 uses his lightwave barrier shield system to block the guerrillas attacks. The guerrillas retreat both Gai and Three Socius march towards the enemy, but stops and Gai notices the enemy is waiting to ambush them. Gai retreats while Trojan Noiret watches from a distance hopes to battle Gai another time. At the base, Elijah Kiel comments about the Hyperion G, while Three Socius explains their main mission is defeat ZAFT and bring peace in the Republic of East Asia. Elsewhere, Trojan Noiret spies on a ZAFT base new commander Leons Graves and he spots Trojan. Then Barry Hoo warns Trojan to run away while Leons Graves can't wait to battle Gai Murakumo and his Serpent Tail.
FRAME A02: Blue-Frame Third
Rudolf Wittgenstein piloting his custom made ZGMF-2000 GOUF Ignited and Alec Lad piloting his custom TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound are ordered by Leons Graves to do a joint operation with the Earth Alliance to get rid off the guerrilla forces. Rudolf and Alec are stun by what Leons said and responded that Socius will never agree to that since he can't attack Naturals, but will attack them to protect the guerrillas. Leons Graves piloting UT-1D Civilian Astray DSSD Custom, Rudolf, Alec, and the rest of ZAFT soldiers waits for Serpent Tails to arrive. On there way, Gai with his Hyperion G Unit 2, Socius in his Hyperion G Unit 1, and Elijah Kiel in his ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom are ambushed by guerrilla soldiers. Astray Green Frame shoots the Hyperion G Unit 1 forcing Socius to retreat. Then ZAFT troops start to attack Serpent Tails. ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom battles Rudolf's GOUF Ignited and the Hyperion G Unit 2 battles Alec's Kerberos BuCUE Hound. Leons' Civilian Astray DSSD Custom is trapped in one of the guerrillas nets and everybody fighting one another Trojan uses this chase to retreat. While Elijah is busy battling Rudolf, Gai battles Alec. Both Kerberos BuCUE Hound using its beam claws and Hyperion G Unit 2 with its beam saber charge toward each other at full speed taking a limb from both units. Leon manage to free himself and shoot Gai from the back damaging the Hyperion G Unit 2 beyond repair. Out of nowhere a ball of light appears distracting Leons and Alec enough for Kazahana Adja to send MBF-P03third Astray Blue Frame Third to Gai.
FRAME A03: Respective Reinforcement
Rudolf piloting his GOUF Ignited attacks Gai's Astray Blue Frame Third, but ends up with his GOUF Ignited arm being sliced off. Alec recovers Rudolf and orders them to retreat. Back at the base Three Socius about Fujiyama a company that assist the Earth Alliance are sending troops to help Serpent Tails against ZAFT and the guerrillas. Xist Elwes, a half coordinator and half natural, and Lukas O'Donnell a coordinator with a bomb strapped to his neck, both are with the Earth Alliance but they don't get to go into the battle just because they are coordinators. So they remain on the base training with each other.Xist Elwes piloting his ZGMF-515 CGUE and Lukas O'Donnell piloting his GAT-X105E Strike E head towards Asia. On there way both Xist and Lukas battle three ZAKU Warriors patrolling the jungle.
FRAME A04: A Change in Battle
Trojan spies again on the ZAFT base. Rudolf is furious about putting a regular GOUF Ignited arm on his golden GOUF. Leons tells his team reinforcement will arrive a man named Suu will helped them out. Meanwhile at Earth Alliance base, Xist and Lukas introduces themselves. Trojan piloting Astray Green Frame infiltrate the Earth Alliance base he argues with Gai about the Earth Alliance has to battle ZAFT on their land and attacks Gai in his Astray Blue Frame Third.
FRAME A05: Trojan
Trojan piloting Astray Green Frame battles Gai in his Astray Blue Frame Third at first. Gai hits the Astray Green Frame that it took out Trojan and he wakes up in jail cell. While Serpent Tails group and the Earth Alliance soldiers argue what to do with Trojan and his Astray Green Frame a guerrilla base is attacked by Suu piloting ZGMF-1000 Kerberos ZAKU Warrior.
FRAME:A05.5: Army Conflict
FRAME A06: Power Up!
Suu attacks a guerrilla base with his custom Kerberos ZAKU Warrior. Barry Hoo tries to stop Suu and challenge him hand to hand combat. Suu accepts and fights Barry, Gai free Trojan. Trojan with his Astray Green Frame goes to the guerrilla base and finds Barry getting killed by Suu.
FRAME A07: Heat & Cool
After killing Barry, Suu retreats back to base. Trojan is sadden by the fact he couldn't save Barry. At ZAFT base, Suu discuss with the team their next move to attack the Earth Alliance base. Xist equips his CGUE with assault parts and goes out to find the Alec's Kerberos BuCUE Hound on the objection of Socius, but Suu heads toward the base on the objection of Leon. Suu said to Leon that they are the same treating war like it's a game. As Xist comes out Suu arrives, the two battle. Lucas piloting GAT-X105E+P202QX Strike E IWSP sees the Suu's Kerberos ZAKU Warrior, he thinks its fate and flies towards the fight. Trojan seems to have gotten over Barry's death and wants to talk to the Zaft soldiers.
FRAME A08: Gunfire to signal a new era
The name of the company, Future Japan Industrial Yield and Manufacturing. Its usually shortened by its initials and called Fujiyama Company. Fujiyama Company has its business operations centered in the Asia Region with its biggest client the Earth Federation. Because of this it branches to specialize in military equipment.But in terms of the development of mobile suits which is the mainstay of the battlefield, it lacks behind other companies.In spite of that Fujiyama goes on with MS development. During the late period of the last war after the land battle at ORB, many skilled individuals moved out. A fraction of these people were successfully hired by Fujiyama Company and thus stepped the pace of MS development. The GAT-FJ108 Raigo is a prototype designed based on the GAT series that was developed on Heliopolis. At the same time with the help of Actaeon Industries, they got to revise the "Another Trial Striker", the next generation Striker System in development.
The battle between Xist and Suu continues on. Xist slowly fall into a trance-like state. Lowe comments that its as if the Cgue is moving witout a pilot. The CGUE Assault just kept shooting, Xist looks exhausted. Lukas piloting Strike E IWSP came in to help out Xist. As Lucas analyse the Zaku he realise that it should be Suu and he wants to fight him. Lukas dashed towards Suu and engaged with close range comms with the Zaku. Lukas says, "It seems like you can't fight freely now." Lukas seem to has discovered something about Suu. Suu retreats, Lukas says "Thinks fast, thats what your good point is." Xist wants to give chase but Lucas stops him. LuKas say, "Chase is not needed, that's your bad point, get the bigger picture first." Meanwhile at the ZAFT base, Trojan and Gai gets to talk with the ZAFT soldiers. Back at the Earth Alliance base Lowe shows Gai the GAT-FJ108 Raigo.
FRAME A09: Roaring Thunder
Xist piloting his CGUE Assault, Lukas piloting his Strike E IWSP, and Socius piloting his Hyperion G Unit 1 heads towards the ZAFT base for a cease fire and call for a truce. On there way Leons in his Arms Astray PMC Custom confronts Lukas. Lukas fires at Leons, but Socius protects him because he was a Natural. Leons then battles Lukas and damages his Strike E IWSP. In return Lukas damages Alec's Kerberos BuCUE Hound. Lukas and Xist retreats back to base leaving Socius behind. By attacking Leons, Lukas just called off the truce between them. Then Lukas takes Raigo for a test drive.
Rudolf with his GOUF Ignited was on a scouting mission when Lukas testing the Caliburn Raigo appeared and beheaded the Gouf. Trojan and Leons going into battle because of their conflicting ideals. Switches to Gai in his Astray Blue Frame Third vs Suu with Kerberos ZAKU Warrior, Suu manages to corner Gai then goes for Elijah piloting ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom, but he gets saved by Gai. The battle then moves to the jungle. Trojan and Leons continue to fight and talk their ideals. Socius appeared carrying the injured Alec, he tells Trojan not to give up on finding peace, not to give up as they are Naturals and he then falls. Back at the EA base. Lowe explained the Raigo was hijacked by Lukas and Xist. Lukas announce that he will create a forth army then shoots the surprised Lowe. Lukas orders Xist to load the Raigo equipment and other usable stuff to the transport plane, they are going to start conquering land for their army. Xist asks about the bomb choker but Lucas says its nothing anymore and ripped it off. The transport plane set off with Lukas laughing in triumph.
FRAME A11: United Front
Trojan piloting Astray Green Frame defeats Leons with his Arms Astray PMC Custom. While Gai saves Elijah from Suu, he escapes and battles Trojan. With everybody busy Xist piloting CGUE Assault assists Lukas piloting Sumbullet Raigo attacks on Earth Alliance bases.
FRAME A12: Mission Complete
Trojan and Suu are fighting. Trojan comments on how Suu's skills are like his master Barry Hoo, and Suu comments that he used such interesting skills. He comments on how his skills are amazing, but Trojan says that he doesn't think so. As Suu is about to hit Astray Green Frame, he ducks and flips the mobile suit over onto its back. Meanwhile, Lowe and Xist are battling it out. Lowe says that Xist is using himself as a shield while the Sumbullet Raigo gets away. He says that Lukas has no values, but Xist gets angry and yells that he's protecting Lukas and that he doesn't think about things like that. He attacks Lowe, who after his bandages start coming off, flees the scene saying Junkers aren't suppose to fight. Lukas meanwhile is retreats back to the base, or at least attempting to until he sees Gai and Elijah waiting there. Leons appears and says that he put together the Zaft base capture mission. Lukas tells him that it's somewhat deplorable that he thinks it's his former base. Seeing as they infiltrated the base. Gai yells that there's no where to run then initiates his attack.
Lukas piloting Sumbullet Raigo battles Gai in his Astray Blue Frame Third Lukas yells that he can only live through battle. But that if he remains a soldier, he'll only be used by others. He then yells out Gai's name telling him that he's a mercenary who fought for others, so why did he choose such a tedious path? Gai states that a mercenary is someone who becomes the sword of a person without power. He then executes Lukas. As he's dying, Lukas states that he is unable to live that way. Meanwhile, Suu lays on the ground outside of his mobile suit with Trojan standing over him. Suu's eyes close for the last time as Trojan talked with him. He says that if everyone in the world followed what his master said, there would be no more battles.
- CAT1-XG1/12 Hyperion G
- GAT-FJ108 Raigo
- GAT-FJ108 Caliburn Raigo
- GAT-FJ108 Speculum Raigo
- GAT-FJ108 Sumbullet Raigo
- GAT-X105E Strike E (Lukas O'Donnell colors)
- ZGMF-515 CGUE (Xist Elwes colors)
- ZGMF-515AS CGUE Assault (Xist Elwes colors)
- PMC-1L Arms Astray PMC Custom
- TMF/A-802W2 Kerberos BuCUE Hound (Alec Lad colors)
- UT-1D Civilian Astray DSSD Custom (Leons Graves colors)
- ZGMF-515AS CGUE Assault
- ZGMF-1000 ZAKU Warrior
- ZGMF-1000 Kerberos ZAKU Warrior (Suu colors)
- ZGMF-1000 Hospital ZAKU Warrior
- ZGM-1000/R4 Command ZAKU CCI
- ZGMF-2000 GOUF Ignited (Rudolf Wittgenstein colors)
- MBF-P04 Astray Green Frame
- MWF-JG71 Raysta
- MWF-JG73 Civilian Astray 0 Custom
- MWF-JG73 Civilian Astray JG Custom
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