The PPGN-001 Gundam Amazing Exia is a custom Gunpla from the anime series, Gundam Build Fighters, and is based on an incomplete Gunpla developed by Plavsky Particle System Engineering. It is piloted by Meijin Kawaguchi.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Originally an incomplete Exia based Gunpla codenamed A5, it is modified into its current form by Allan Adams and Meijin Kawaguchi. However, the Gundam Amazing Exia is only 80% complete when it is used in the semi-finals and some of its system was not yet fully adjusted. The incomplete Gundam Amazing Exia is armed with an Amazing GN Sword, an Amazing GN Shield as well as the wrist mounted GN Vulcans. It also has a Trans-Am System installed for dire situations. The completed form of Amazing Exia has an additional sword stored on the hip and a Trans-Am Booster on its back, which not only improve the suit's performance but also stores an extra pair of handheld blades.
- Amazing GN Sword
- A custom sword-gun weapon used by the Amazing Exia. Like the Exia's GN Sword and Exia R2's GN Sword Kai, it can be used as a sword for close combat or transform into rifle mode for ranged combat by folding up the sword blade. The weapon also has an additional GN Vulcan/Beam Saber in the shield-like attachment, and the physical sword blade is similar to the GN Sword Kai's.
- GN Vulcan/Beam Saber
- The shield-like attachment of the Amazing GN Sword has an emitter that can function as GN Vulcan or generate a beam saber for close combat.
- GN Vulcan
- These weapons are smaller versions of GN Beam weaponry and are located on Amazing Exia's wrists. They have a high rate of fire, but are low in power. As a result, they mainly serve as secondary weapons, and are often used to engage targets in a defensive capacity.
- Amazing GN Shield
- A custom shield created specifically for Amazing Exia. It is mounted on the left forearm. The shield was omitted when the Gunpla was converted into Exia Dark Matter.
- Amazing GN Blade
- A handheld sword used by the Amazing Exia in its complete form. It is stored on the left hip when not in use. It has a blade similar to the original Exia's GN Sword, and is visually identical to the PPGN-001 Gundam Exia Dark Matter's Brinicle Blade, but whether its function is the same is unknown.
- Trans-Am GN Blade
- Two solid blades with high keenness, they can be detached from the Trans-Am Booster and used as handheld weapons. The Trans-Am GN Blades basically function like GN Swords, and when stored, they function as part of the Trans-Am Booster's wings.
Special Equipment and Features
- As a last resort, the Gundam Amazing Exia can utilize the Plavsky Particles and initiate Trans-Am, improving its combat capabilities by three times for a short period of time. The downside to this system is that the unit will suffer a sharp reduction of performance after complete usage. Furthermore, using it when the model is incomplete and not fully adjusted is risky.
- Trans-Am Booster
- A back-mounted power-up unit created for the completed form of the Amazing Exia, it boosts the suit's speed as well as mobility and provides it with additional weapons in the form of two Trans-Am GN Blades. It can detach from the suit and function independently as a support unit. In this form, it has an appearance similar to that of a bird and can be used for reconnaissance, support attacks, etc. Its full combat capabilities are unknown as the completed Amazing Exia is seized by PPSE soon after its completion and turned into the Dark Matter Exia.
More information of the Gundam Exia Amazing can be found on Meijin Kawaguchi's page.
- Gundam Amazing Exia Repair
- When the Gundam Exia Dark Matter was defeated by Star Build Strike Gundam, it reverted back to the form of Gundam Amazing Exia. The Gunpla was later repaired to help fight the Mocks that were activated by the out of control large Arista crystal. Its damaged torso was replaced by one from the original Gundam Exia, while the damaged left shoulder armor was replaced by a cloak. The Amazing Exia Repair seems to be only equipped with the Amazing GN Sword and GN Vulcans, and had no problem using Trans-Am.
- Gundam Amazing Exia Repair 2
- After stopping the Mocks, the Gundam Amazing Exia Repair was repaired into the Gundam Amazing Exia Repair 2 for a final fight between Tatsuya and Reiji and Sei. The Gundam Amazing Exia Repair 2 sports the Kämpfer Amazing's right shoulder armor, right arm and front armor of the left leg as replacement for the parts lost during the battle with the Mocks. The Gundam Amazing Exia Repair 2 used the Kämpfer Amazing's Amazing Rifle and Beam Saber as its weapons.
Notes & Trivia
- PPGN stands for Plavsky Particle Gundam Nucleus Mobile Suit.
- Despite having closer similarities to GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II (even in HGBF release, Amazing Exia is actually a parts variant of Exia Repair II), the suit is often stated in official material to be based on the original Gundam Exia.
- The first time Amazing Exia is deployed, in the second round of the tournament semi-finals, it is only 80% complete. This may be a reference to the final mobile suit piloted by Char Aznable in Mobile Suit Gundam, the MSN-02 Zeong - which was 80% complete at the time of the Battle of A Baoa Qu.
- After it is repaired, it uses a cloak on its left arm just like the GN-001RE Gundam Exia Repair, however unlike the original, it still possesses it's left arm.
- Of all the Gunpla that Meijin Kawaguchi III has used, this is the only Gunpla (other than the modified Exia Dark Matter) that is not based on a Mobile Suit from the Universal Century timeline.
- Unlike the original Exia, Amazing Exia does not seem to be armed with seven swords. The seven swords armament design however made a return when the Amazing Exia is modified into Exia Dark Matter.
- In the P-Bandai Master Grade release, Amazing Exia is also provided with the original Exia's Seven Sword arsenal (barring the original GN Sword). However, similar to the Exia Dark Matter, one of the GN Beam Saber is used as parts for Amazing GN Sword's GN Vulcan/Beam Saber.
- The Amazing Exia has two similarities with Tatsuya Yuuki's RX-93-ν2V Hi-ν Gundam Vrabe: 1)both have detachable backpack units that can operate independently and 2)both have a special technique that allows them to "turn red" during combat.