The OZ-16MSX-D Scorpio is a mobile suit in the After Colony era. It appeared in the comic New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Battlefield of Pacifists.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Although not stated outright, the name is derived from the Zodiac constellation of Scorpius. The main weapon of the Scorpio is the beam bayonet, which combined the beam saber and beam rifle into a single unit. The A.S Planet Defensor is an enlarged counterpoint of the devices mounted on the Virgo mobile dolls, and functions as a beam shield. The transformation between modes is believed to be one-way, as the armor skirt, propellant tanks, and additional weapons were shed, and could not be reacquired in combat. The mobile suit was destroyed before a reverse transformation was depicted in the manga.
- Beam Bayonet
- A.S. Planet Defensor
- 10-tube Chest Micro-missile Launcher
- 10-tube Shoulder Micro-missile Launcher
- Heat Rod
The Scorpio is a one-of-a-kind mobile suit developed to guard the Mobile Doll factory of Vulkanus. It is the largest mobile suit in the After Colony Era. During AC 196 (After the Eve War and before the Mariemaia Rebellion), several groups began searching for Vulkanus, which had drifted out of its stable orbit. The Scorpio attacked those who found the site, until Perfect Peace People leader Victor Gaintz used the suit's codes to disable its Mobile Doll system and become its pilot. Gaintz was killed by Heero Yuy in the Wing Gundam Zero.
Notes & Trivia
- The Scorpio has a bit of a resemblance to the Rick Dias from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.
- Its Mobile Armor mode greatly resembles a Scorpion, making the connection between the mobile suit and its likely constellation all the more probable.