Technology & Combat Characteristics
Unlike other Vagan mobile suits, the Zeydalus is considered more of a close quarter combat MS. The suit's beam vulcans/sabers were removed from the design, leaving a chest-mounted beam cannon as its only long-ranged weapon. However, the Zeydalus is incredibly fast and agile in terms of close combat capabilities, which suits Medel's fighting style. The unit is equipped with newer weapons, such as the Shiguru Claws and a flexible Shiguru Blade/Tail, making it a formidable opponent for the Federation's mobile suits. It possesses the Earth Federation's Shiguru Blade technology due to secret agreements between Vagan and Earth Federation companies and organizations.
- Shiguru Claw
- The Zeydalus is armed with three large blades and two smaller ones in each hand that form a claw. These claws are used to slice and pierce through enemy MS.
- Shiguru Blade
- A long blade is mounted on the Zeydalus's tail, used to stab enemy MS.
- Diffuse Beam Cannon
- The Zeydalus mounts a standard Diffuse Beam Cannon on the torso.
One Zeydalus unit, piloted by Medel Zant was seen in A.G. 142 during a Vagan attack on Earth. The objective of attack was the assassination of the President of the Federation, who was secretly collaborating with Vagan. This Zeydalus unit engaged in battle and was defeated by Asemu Asuno's AGE-2 Gundam AGE-2 Normal.
It is unknown if more Zeydalus were built or used as there has not been any other appearance of the Zeydalus.
Notes and Trivia
- The Zeydalus is the first and currently only Vagan mobile suit to lack hand-mounted beam vulcans/sabers (having instead claws). It's also the first Vagan unit to have a flexible tail instead of having the tail double as a beam cannon (as with the ovv-f Gafran, ovv-a Baqto, ovm-e Dorado, and xvm-fzc Gundam Legilis) or a hand-held sword (as with the xvv-xc Zedas, xvb-xd Farsia/xvb-fnc Fawn Farsia, and xvm-zgc Zeydra), although the tail does have a bladed tip that enables it to be used as a stabbing weapon (a feature which would be widely used by the Vagan years later, being equipped on the ovv-af Danazine, xvt-zgc Ghirarga, and Xamdrag).