Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray (機動戦士ガンダムSEED X ASTRAY, Kidou Senshi Gundam Seed X Astray)
|Story & Script|
|Japanese||November 1, 2003 - August 1, 2004|
|Number of Volumes||2|
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray (機動戦士ガンダムＳＥＥＤ Ｘ ＡＳＴＲＡＹ) is a manga series set in the Cosmic Era time-line. In late 2003, both the Gundam SEED TV series and the first ASTRAY manga came to an end. The first ASTRAY series was continued by X ASTRAY, again written by Tomohiro Chiba and illustrated by Koichi Tokita. This series picks up after ASTRAY and is set during a two month gap in episode 47 of SEED. Although Lowe still figures prominently, the story switches focus to two new characters: Canard Pars and Prayer Reverie. Canard, an agent of the Eurasian Federation, is on a mission to track down Kira Yamato, while Prayer Reverie is on a mission to solve Earth's energy crisis. X ASTRAY ran for two volumes and is available in the U.S. from Tokyopop.
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Natural, fellow Junk Tech with Lowe, Liam, and the Professor. She has the hobby of collecting memorabilia of the First Coordinator George Glenn. She lacks self-confidence and easily frightened when there is fighting, pilots a custom Kimera and later a modified version of the BuCUE Andrew Waltfeld Custom.
Artificially Intelligent computer found by Lowe on a drifting spacecraft; named for the only visible writing on its casing; serves as a co-pilot for Lowe Guele's Astray Red Frame.
Coordinator with gene modifications while his twin brother is a Natural (as the Garfields wanted to bridge the gap between Naturals and Coordinators); because of his unique background he has a habit of observing the Naturals' behaviors (especially Lowe); a member of the Junk Guild, pilots a customized Kimera and a Works GINN.
Natural; engineer, pilot and technician, pilots the MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame; first operated from the HOME, with the Professor, Kisato Yamabuki, and Liam Garfield; later transferred to ReHOME.
Natural; real name and her past unknown; brilliant scientist and captain of the HOME, and a close friend of Morgenroete's Erica Simmons; creates a holographic body for George Glenn so that she won't have to bother with commanding the ReHOME.
Coordinator; graduated from MIT, became an American football star and Olympic athlete, served in the Air Force; develops PLANT as research labs; head of the Jupiter exploration project; he is the first Coordinator and gives away his genetic secret to the world, sowing the Coordinator-Natural rift; achieved his Doctoral Degree at age 17; assassinated in C.E. 53 by a young Natural; However, brain was preserved (exact methods unknown) in the GG Unit, leading to return 18 years later as captain of the Junk Guild ship ReHOME, with a holographic body created by the Professor.
Coordinator; pilot of the YMF-X000A Dreadnought, has extremely good Newtype potential, due to the fact that he is a failed Al Da Flaga clone (or possibly, given his age, a clone of Mu La Flaga, but this is never confirmed); rival of Canard Pars, dies in November C.E. 71 due to flaws in the cloning process.
6 years old and 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. Unknown if she is a Natural or Coordinator.
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, unknown why she left.
Coordinator and Gai's wingman, he pilots a custom ZGMF-1017 GINN. For a period of time, he was with ZAFT; 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. Elijah's GINN has great sentimental value and this is why he continued to pilot the GINN even as it became greatly outdated.
Coordinator, a shrewd mercenary with excellent battle sense and the leader of the Serpent Tail mercenary company, and pilot of the MBF-P03 Astray Blue Frame, first meets Lowe Guele at the remains of Heliopolis; he goes where the money takes him, and is friends with fellow pilot Elijah Kiel; nobody knows his past, when he was actually a Combat Coordinator developed by the Earth Alliance for combat use. His combat ability was completed at a high level, but his mental control was incomplete when he escaped the research facility. On his mobile suit "1" is incorporated on its Serpent Tail emblem.
Natural; captain of Serpent Tail's Laurasia-class frigate; former Earth Alliance intelligence operative and still has contacts with the EA; known alcoholic.
Natural; Eurasian Federation pilot of the CAT1-X2/3 Hyperion Unit 2. Balsam is the self-proclaimed "Eagle of Artemis", and claims to be an ace pilot despite his lack of real combat experience. The eight "kill" markings on Hyperion Unit 2 actually refer to his "kills" in simulated combat.
Natural; Earth Alliance Newtype ace pilot, and a Eurasian linear tank commander before the introduction of EA mobile suits; pilots a GAT-01 Strike Dagger, and a GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X04 Gunbarrel Dagger until the end of the war; also known as the "Mad Dog of the Moonlight", he is actually quite calm and methodical in battle.
In Gundam Seed Astray, however, after the "Umbrella of Artemis" was destroyed by Blitz and the Archangel has escaped, he contracted with the Serpent Tail mercenary company for defense of the base; held Elijah Kiel hostage when he wants to acquire the Astray Red Frame to make up for the lost of the Strike; when Gai Murakumo fights with Lowe Guele and successfully bringing the Red Frame close to the control room, the situation reverses and Garcia was held hostage by Elijah. As shown in X Astray, he was spared by the Serpent Tail, and ended up as the commander of Canard Pars. However, his failure to acquire the N-Jammer Canceller prior to the Atlantic Federation receiving it from Rau Le Creuset through Fllay Allster resulted in him being demoted. His eventual fate post-SEED remains unknown.
Coordinator; Eurasian Federation ace pilot and "Special Forces" member, Canard is a product of the same "Ultimate Coordinator" project as Kira Yamato, and is possibly his older brother; he hates Kira, and initially plans to find him and kill him; Canard initially pilots the CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1, under the command of Gerard Garcia.
Natural; Captain of Agamemnon class carrier Ortigia. She has a strong grudge against the Atlantic Federation. Meriol works with Canard, and turns against Garcia when he orders Canard's arrest.
Coordinator; co-head of the Sahaku royal family of the Orb Union and sister of Rondo Ghina. More empathetic and calm than her brother. She inherits and pilots his MBF-P01-ReAMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu after his death.
Natural; a blind priest trusted by both the PLANTs and Earth Alliance, thus allowing him to serve as an occasional envoy between the two. He runs an orphanage in the Marshall Islands and also, with Lowe's aid, brings the severely injured Kira Yamato to Lacus Clyne after Kira's near fatal battle with Athrun Zala. Also closely aligned to the Junk Guild and a mentor to Prayer Reverie.
- MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame
- TMF/A-802 P-Mod.W BuCUE Waltfeld Custom Type
- YMF-X000A Dreadnought Gundam
- ZGMF-1017 Works GINN
- MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L
- MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second G
- ZGMF-1017 GINN Elijah Kiel Custom
- CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Unit 1
- GAT-01 Strike Dagger
- GAT-01A1 Dagger
- TS-MA2 Moebius
- TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray Re:Master Edition Release
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- Gundam SEED X Astray on Wikipedia
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