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XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe

XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe

XXXG-01D Deathscythe Back View Lineart

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052 XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe (from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)01:23

052 XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe (from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing)

Unit Type

Prototype Stealth Close Quarters Combat Mobile Suit

Appearances

Anime

Profile

Model Number
  • XXXG-01D
Developed from
Variants
First Seen
Manufacturer
Operator
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

Overall Height
  • 16.3 meters53.478 ft
    641.732 in
Max Weight
  • 7.2 metric tons
Power-plant
  • Ultracompact Fusion Reactor
Pilot Accommodations
  • Pilot Only, Cockpit in Torso
Armor
Armaments
  • Beam Scythe searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Buster Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Machine Cannon searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Vulcan Gun searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
  • 2 x Hyper Jammer ECM Suite searchgray_iconsmall.png (on backpack)
  • Self-Destruct System searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Sensors searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Rousette Equipment (EW ver)

The XXXG-01D Gundam Deathscythe (aka Deathscythe or Gundam Zero-Two), is the second of five Gundams sent down to Earth from the Space Colonies in New Mobile Report Gundam Wing. It was piloted by Duo Maxwell.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

The Gundam Deathscythe was the "masterpiece" of Professor G. It was developed to be a master of infiltration, relying on shock and awe tactics to quickly and effectively accomplish its missions. To this end, one of its primary features was a pair of Hyper Jammer ECM suites mounted on its backpack. When in use, they prevented the Gundam from showing up on radar or visual sensors, rendering it invisible to most electronics. This allowed it to sneak into facilities and even right up to enemy mobile suits without being detected.

Once in combat, the Deathscythe's primary weapon was its namesake beam scythe. The power and overall reach of the scythe enabled it to destroy most single (and sometimes multiple) targets in one sweep, while its high thruster count let it move rapidly from target to target. The Deathscythe also typically carried a Buster Shield on its left arm, which doubled as launchable scissor katar. Rounding out its arsenal was a set of standard head-mounted vulcan guns and collar-mounted machine cannons.

As effective in combat as these features made it, perhaps the greatest weapon the Deathscythe bore was simply the fear it generated. The suddenness with which it arrive, its invisibility on sensors, and the speed and ferocity of its attacks were all designed with psychological warfare in mind. So too was its sinister appearance, incorporating elements such as a bat-like silhouette and hooded, grim reaper visage. All of these factors would make the Deathscythe a singularly fearsome and formidable machine - especially in the hands of the self-styled "God of Death", Duo Maxwell.

Armaments

  • Beam Scythe
Normally stored in retracted form on the Gundam Deathscythe's rear skirt(backpack on the Katoki version), this weapon can cut an enemy in two with a single stroke. Not only is the beam itself able to cleave through any armor, but the heat and powerful magnetic fields it produces begin to disintegrate the target even as the blade approaches. It is also capable of operating underwater.
  • Buster Shield
In addition to its defensive capabilities, the buster shield can also be used as a close-range combat weapon. A beam blade can be emitted from the buster shield after the physical blades at the front split apart. The shield itself can even be launched towards its target.
  • Machine Cannon
A shell firing weapon mounted within the shoulders capable of dealing significant damage to lightly armored mobile suits.
  • Vulcan Gun
Shell-firing weapons hidden in the head, used to defend against missiles and enemies up-close.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Hyper Jammer ECM Suite
The nozzles protruding from the backpack scatter jamming particles which scramble the enemy's radar and cameras.
  • Self-Destruct System
  • Sensors
  • Rousette Equipment
An additional weapon for the Katoki redesign, making its debut in Gundam Wing - Endless Waltz: The Glory of Losers. The Rousette equipment is a set of wings attached to Gundam Deathscythe's backpack, giving it a flight ability equal to that of XXXG-01W Wing Gundam.

History

The Gundam Deathscythe was designed and constructed by the OZ scientist Professor G at a secret facility somewhere in the L2 Colony Cluster. One of the many who worked on the Gundam was Duo Maxwell, an orphan boy who would later go on to pilot the suit. Once Duo heard about the details of Operation Meteor, however, he became determined to destroy the suit. He was foiled in his attempts by Professor G, who refused to let him destroy such a "work of art". Instead, the professor let him 'steal' the suit and leave for Earth. Duo would use the Deathscythe to destroy only OZ and United Earth Sphere Alliance facilities.

Ultimately, once the Gundam pilots left to return to space, Duo was captured and his Gundam confiscated where similar to the other four gundams, the Deathscythe was intended for fighting on earth and was never designed for space combat and that Duo underestimated the Mobile Dolls. [1] During a training mission, Trowa Barton, who had been disguised as an OZ officer, was ordered to destroy the already damaged Mobile Suit. With very little hesitation, Barton used a beam cannon to annihilate the Gundam. The Deathscythe was later rebuilt by the five Gundam scientists into the XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell which included upgrading it's equipment as well as making it compatible for space combat.

Variants

  • Gundam Deathscythe Ver. EW
Hajime Katoki, after having done the mecha designs for Endless Waltz, redesigned all of the Gundams from the original series. These variants were meant to resemble their Endless Waltz upgrades more closely.

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Notes

  • The prototype design of Gundam Deathscythe was to follow the national trend from Mobile Fighter G Gundam. Gundam Deathscythe's design was European: it used a scythe with a solid blade bearing dragon-like decorations and used a large shield that resembled a coffin.

References

  1. http://www.gundamofficial.com/www_ac/gw/mecha/mecha_gundam_wing0.html

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