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Birth Date
  • Presumed Deceased
  • Male
  • Wife (Unidentified)
  • Ural (Region)
  • Scientist

Trenov Y. Minovsky (トレノフ・Y・ミノフスキー Torenofu Y. Minofusukī?) is a character from the Universal Century time-line of the Gundam meta-verse. He is regarded as the father of Minovsky Physics, which most advanced technology seen in the UC era is derived from.


Gundam Officials

When Minovsky proposed the Grand Unified Theory hoping to complete Albert Einstein's theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, the mainstream Physics community was against it, calling the hypothetical particle proposed in it a revival of "Aether" of the old century. The result being Minovsky being exiled by the community in UC 0045 and moved from Side 4 to Side 3 created the Minovsky Society there. Since Side 3 at the time was accepting a lot of immigrants due to the founding of the Republic, and switched to using close type colonies for increased population, the theorized Minovsky Ionesco Generator had a rich prospect. After the founding of the Minovsky Society, Minovsky and his research partner Inoesco formed the M&Y (Minovsky and Ionesco) Company in 0047 and finished creating the Generator in a surprisingly short time and became one of the important pillars of the rebellion forces against the Federation. In 0072, suspecting the Zabis as the Principality became more and more Militarism, Minovsky fled to Side 6 and provided his research and theories to the Federation, hoping to balance out the military power between the two. Afterwards, Minovsky mainly worked on Beam weapon development and helped the Federation to complete the development of the E-Cap. His hope of deferring the war by means of military power was unsuccessful and the war started in 0079. It was rumored that he turned back to studying the grand unified theory, which now involve unifying the Photon and the Minovsky Particles, but no proof can be found that's really the case.

Note: The following are non-canon information of Minovsky. Two different background of Minovsky in their respective alternate universe, with The Origin being said to be non-canon by author and conflicted with Gundam Officials(in which Minovsky died before the war), and the Stampede is not included in official timeline and using a non-canon timeline which has a different AD-UC switch time, thus also not canon.

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

During his time with the Autonomous Republic of Zeon, he helped developed the Ultracompact Minovsky Fusion Generator, which allows YMS-03 Waff to be produced. By U.C. 0078, Minovsky realized that he could soon be disposed of by Zeon, and thus attempted to defect to the Federation; after arriving on the Zeon-friendly city of Granada, he and the Federation assigned escort attempted to travel through the lunar highway to the Federation-controlled Von Braun. However, he was forced off-road into Mare Smythii by 4 Zaku I and 1 MS-04, but Federations managed to arrive on time and dispatched 12 RX-77-01. Unfortunately, he was killed when a RX-77-01 wreckage fell upon him. The same battle also illustrated to the Federation that Tem Ray's idea that there is a need for a Mobile Suit that is geared toward for Mobile Suit Combat, leading to the approval of the RX-78 Gundam development Project.

Stampede: The Story of Professor Minovsky by Masaya Takahashi

Trenov Y. Minovsky was born in 1983 (U.C. 0015) in the Ural regions near Chernobyl, Ukraine. At the age of three, Trenov witnesses the Chernobyl Disaster. After moving to America in 1999 (U.C. 0031) he enrolled in school and began research on a fictitious particle known as "Minovsky Physics". But at the time his research was far too unrealistic, and no one understood where he was going with it. However, one of his buddies, Ionesco, informs him that Anaheim Electronics has agreed to sponsor his research. He is thrilled at this, much to the chagrin of Ionesco. Shortly thereafter in U.C. 0040, the Minovsky particle is discovered. However, at a scientific conference, it is determined that the Minovsky particle has no relation to nuclear fusion reactors and that his thesis has no conclusive evidence. The reason behind it comes from Ionesco saying that it only has conventional technological applications. Ionesco also refutes Minovsky's research by stating that a particle with a special nature like it was never detected. As of this, he was deemed a fraud and forever banned from the scientific community. A short time later, he is approached by the Zabi family and later moves to Side 3 in U.C. 0045. At the same time, the "Minovsky Physics Society" is established and weapons development is started. However, Minovsky becomes increasingly obsessed with weapons development, which leads to his wife leaving him. Following the death of Zeon Zum Deikun in U.C. 0070, Minovsky receives an award for his developments, but tosses it aside in front of the entire Zabi family. From here he flees back to Earth to Chernobyl. At some point after the end of the One Year War on U.C. 0080, he is surrounded by mobile suits piloted by Zeon remnants, where it is speculated that he was killed by his own creations.


  • There are several time-line discrepancies in the Stampede: The Story of Professor Minovsky manga, one of which lists the first year of the adoption of the Universal Century calendar corresponding to the year 1969 AD (the moon landing), rather than the official date of after 2045 AD, which leads to much confusion regarding the actual death date of Professor Minovsky.


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