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The Mobile Suit Variations (モビルスーツバリエーション), simply known as MSV to fans, are variations on the mechanical designs seen in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam; specifically those of the Universal Century during a period known as the One Year War. These mobile suit variations are official designs, and included detailed histories and in many cases even have detailed backstories given for their pilots. Some were meant for a cancelled original series in 1983, and a few were even originally intended to appear in Mobile Suit Gundam, but their appearances were cut due to storyline alterations. While never seen in their own animation series, most of the MS models (as well as the backstories and pilots created for them) are considered canonical, and a few were later seen in other side-stories, manga, or video games. In a few cases, MSV designs even made brief appearances in Zeta Gundam and Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ.

The MSV concept would be repeated on a more limited scale for Zeta Gundam, Gundam ZZ, Char's Counterattack, Gundam F91, and Victory Gundam, with both the number of designs and the detail of their backstories significantly reduced. In addition, "Kunio Okawara's MS Collection", known to fans as "M-MSV" (Missing-Mobile Suit Variations), is similar to the MSV concept but spans from the One Year War through the Gryps Conflict. It was not until Gundam SEED's MSV series (the first for an Alternate Universe series) that the original MSV formula, with detailed backstories and pilots, was duplicated.

List of Series

MSV (Mobile Suit Variations)

Also known as MSV (1983), the variations from the One Year War, considered to be official and canonical.

Earth Federation Forces

Principality of Zeon

MS-X (Mobile Suit X)

Main article: MS-X

Also known as MSX (1984), new models for a proposed but never produced new animation series, considered to be official and canonical.

MSD (Mobile Suit Discovery)

The MSD (2015-present) series features experimental variations from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin.

Principality of Zeon

Z-MSV (Zeta Gundam Mobile Suit Variations)

The Z-MSV (1985-1986) series features variations from the Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam TV series.

AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)/Karaba

ZZ-MSV (Gundam ZZ Mobile Suit Variations)

The ZZ-MSV (1986-1987) series features variations from the Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ TV series.

AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)

Neo Zeon

Principality of Zeon

CCA-MSV (Char's Counterattack Mobile Suit Variations)

The CCA-MSV (1988) series features variations from the Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack movie.

Londo Bell/Earth Federation Forces

Neo Zeon

M-MSV (Kunio Okawara's MS Collection)

The M-MSV series features personal reinterpretations of MS variants by mechanical designer Kunio Okawara.

Earth Federation Forces

Principality of Zeon

AEUG (Anti-Earth Union Group)/Karaba

Titans

MSV90

The MSV90 (1990) design series features variations from different series.

Earth Federation Forces

Principality of Zeon

F91-MSV (Gundam F91 Mobile Suit Variations)

The F91-MSV series features variations from the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 movie.

Earth Federation Forces

Crossbone Vanguard

V-MSV (Victory Gundam Mobile Suit Variations)

The V-MSV (1993) series features variations from the from the Mobile Suit Victory Gundam TV series.

League Militaire

Earth Federation Forces

Zanscare Empire (BESPA - Ballistic Equipment & Space Patrol Armory)

MSV-R

Main article: MSV-R

The MSV-R (2009-) series features variations of mobile suits and vehicles illustrated by Kunio Okawara as part of the Gundam 30th Anniversary and published in the Gundam Ace magazine. A side story, MSV-R: The Return of Johnny Ridden, has also been published. The plot is set in U.C. 0089, and details information and records from the E.F.S.F.'s Federation Survey Service department regarding undisclosed MS from the One Year War.

UC-MSV (Gundam Unicorn Mobile Suit Variations)

Main article: UC-MSV

The UC-MSV (2012-) design series features mobile suits from Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

After War Gundam X Hyper Guide

The Gundam X Hyper Guide (1996) series features variations from the from the After War Gundam X TV series, Unlike other variation series this only features variations/Upgrades of the Gundams' that appeared in the anime rather than featuring variations of Mobile Suits, Mobile Weapons and Gundams' alike.

Mobile Weapons

SEED-MSV (Gundam SEED Mobile Suit Variations)

The SEED-MSV (2002) series features variations from the from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED TV series.

Main article: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV

SEED DESTINY-MSV (Gundam SEED DESTINY Mobile Suit Variations)

The SEED DESTINY-MSV (2004) series features variations from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny TV series.

Main article: Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny MSV

GAMES MSV (Games Mobile Suit Variations)

The GAMES MSV series features variations that usually only appear in Gundam video-games, the series is published in Gundam Ace magazine.

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