RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn
|Developed from||RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee|
|First Seen||0096 U.C.|
|Manufacturer||Anaheim Electronics (Augusta Newtype Lab)|
|Known Pilots||Riddhe Marcenas|
|Overall Height||19.7 meters64.633 ft |
775.591 in (Unicorn Mode)
|Max Weight||48.8 metric tons|
|Standard Weight||27.3 metric tons|
|Power-plant||Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor|
|Power Output||4520 kW6,061.419 hp|
|Sensor Range||28600 meters93,832.021 ft|
|Pilot Accommodations||Pilot only in panoramic monitor/linear seat cockpit in chest|
|Rocket Thrusters||185380 kg408,692.826 lb |
The RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn (aka Banshee Norn) is an upgraded variant of the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee that appears in the OVA version of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The unit is piloted by Riddhe Marcenas.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
The RX-0[N] Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn is the variant of RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee. While Two Armed Armors (BS and VN) were discarded in favor of the new two Armed Armors (DE and XC), Banshee Norn was equipped with a modified Beam Magnum as its primary ranged weapon with its new attachment, Revolving Launcher.
- 60mm Vulcan Gun
- Housed in the head. Hobby Japan lists it as a beam vulcan gun, though standard live rounds can also be used.
- Beam Magnum
- A highly customized beam rifle designed with an energy condenser, mirroring the output of large mega-particle cannons. Normally, It functions like an ordinary beam rifle, but utilizes a special E-cap magazine mechanism to produce mega-particle cannon yield at the expense of an entire E-cap battery.
- Revolving Launcher
- A new attachment added to Banshee's Beam Magnum in a manner reminiscent of the original Gundam's Super Napalm. Each barrel houses an ammo type for the Revolving Launcher.
- Beam Jitte
- A Beam Jitte is attached to the Banshee Norn's Revolving Launcher. Essentially a bayonet, it is designed to catch enemy beam sabers, allowing the pilot to quickly counter when there is no time to draw out his main beam saber, or used when the Banshee Norn is in a tight situation when it lost its Beam Sabers.
- BOP Missile
- Grenade launcher that fires four armor-piercing grenades that can be set to detonate upon impact with the target or timed to explode after a preset time. The grenades are moderately powerful self-propelling explosives that can deal significant damage to a mobile suit or battleship, but are particularly effective against machines with heavy defenses against beam weapons.
- Beam Saber/Beam Tonfa
- The standard close range armament for most Federation mobile suits. The beam saber is a small cylindrical device held in the mobile suit's hands when operated and is powered by an energy capacitor that is recharged from special racks. The beam saber emits a blade of plasma contained by an I-Field and is capable of cutting through almost any metal that has not been treated with anti-beam coating. The Banshee Norn is equipped with 2 beam sabers mounts on each forearm that can be used while attached externally to the arms.
- Beam Vulcan Gun
- Housed within the shoulder assembly; only operable in Destroy mode. Hobby Japan lists this weapon as beam vulcan gun, although standard projectile ammunition is primarily used.
- Armed Armor DE
- A shield equipped with a propulsion system and mega cannon.
- Armed Armor XC
- A backpack unit that serves the purpose of improving the affinity between pilot and machine. It also improves overall generator output. The Banshee Norn can achieve speeds comparable to a Base Jabber by mounting the Armed Armor DE.
Special Equipment & Features
Note: Much of the Unicorn Gundam Banshee Norn's history can be found on Riddhe Marcenas's page.
- In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Banshee is a "fairy woman" whose mournful wail heralds an imminent death.
- The "Norn" is an extinct North Germanic language. Norn also refers to any one of a number of female beings in Norse mythology who rule over the fates of gods and men, similar to the Moirai of Greek mythology.
- The Banshee is nicknamed the "Black Unicorn", although it really is colored in a dark shade of midnight blue.
- The Banshee is based on The Lion from The Lady and the Unicorn.
- RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn on Gundam-Unicorn.net
- RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn on MAHQ