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ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom

ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom
Unit Type

Custom Multi-Mode Mobile Suit


Photo Novel


Model Number
  • ZGMF-1001
Developed from
First Seen
Known Pilots

General Characteristics

  • Ultracompact Energy Battery
  • Customised Phase Shift armor
  • MMI-M633 Beam Assault Rifle searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • "Buster Sword" Head Fin searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • Shoulder Shield searchgray_iconsmall.png
    • MA-M8 Beam Tomahawk searchgray_iconsmall.png
Special Equipments and Features
Optional Equipment
  • 2 x M68 "Pardus" 3-barrel Missile Launcher searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • 2 x Beam Cannon searchgray_iconsmall.png
  • EX-A1 Gunner Wizard searchgray_iconsmall.png
    • M1500 "Orthros" searchgray_iconsmall.png

The ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom is a Serpent Tail mobile suit of the Cosmic Era.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

A modified ZAKU Phantom given to Serpent Tail member Elijah Kiel by Kaite Madigan after the latter accidentally destroyed the former's customized ZGMF-1017 GINN. The most unique characteristic of ZGMF-1001 ZAKU Elijah Kiel Custom is that it has Phase Shift armor, the ZAKU is normally gray and turns red when the PS armor is activated. Unlike most Phase Shift equipped mobile suits, the ZAKU's PS armor is activated only when Elijah thinks it is necessary. Furthermore, it is only applied to certain areas of the MS, which are determined after analysing Elijah's fighting style and covers his weakness. Both of these features are designed to help conserve the MS's energy.[1] The ZAKU is armed with Elijah's trademark "buster sword" head fin and can mount 3-tube "Pardus" missile launchers on its legs, while the shoulders can be fitted with beam cannons or other suitable equipments, instead of the standard shoulder shield and spike. However doing this would also remove the beam tomahawk stored within the shield. Elijah's ZAKU retains the ability to mount the Blaze, Gunner, and Slash Wizard packs, but it is most often equipped with its own customized flight-capable Wizard Pack.


  • MMI-M633 Beam Assault Rifle
The MMI-M633 beam assault rifle is a new model of beam rifle developed for the ZAKU series of mobile suits. Unlike previous beam rifles these do not draw power from the mobile suit's battery, instead energy is supplied by a drum-shaped energy clip attached to the beam rifle. This limits the number of shots available, however when the power is used up the energy clip can be ejected and replaced with a fresh one. When not in use, this weapon could be stored on the back waist point.
  • Shoulder Shield
Unlike normal ZAKU Phantom, Elijah's ZAKU only mounts a shield on its left shoulder. This is the same type of shield used by the regular mass produced ZAKU and as such, it also stores a MA-M8 beam tomahawk and spare energy clips for the beam rifle.
  • MA-M8 Beam Tomahawk
The beam tomahawk is a new variant of beam saber technology. It uses a shaped emitter to generate a small beam shaped ideally for cutting, but is terrible for piercing. The technology of the tomahawk allows for the beam to stay active even when it is no longer connected to the mobile suit's power supply. Combined with its aerodynamic design the tomahawk can be thrown as a makeshift ranged weapon. When not in use the tomahawk is stored in the ZAKU's shield.
  • M68 Pardus 3-barrel Missile Launcher
The same model of weapon used by the GINNs, a pair of them can be optionally mounted on the legs.
  • Beam Cannon
A pair of beam cannons that can be optionally mounted on the shoulder, they are weaker than standard beam cannons but have a wide range of fire during close combat.
  • "Buster Sword" Head Fin
An anti-beam coated blade on the head.

Special Equipments and Features

  • Hardpoints for mounting Wizard Packs
  • Customized Wizard Pack
A Wizard pack designed by Kaite for Elijah's ZAKU. The main thrusters provide the MS with higher mobility and can tilt downwards for more than 90° or upwards close to 90°. The wizard pack also mounts additional thrusters and wings on the sides. When they are deployed, Elijah's ZAKU gains greater thrusts as well as flight capability in the atmosphere.
  • Meteor Support System
Elijah's ZAKU can dock with the powerful METEOR support system weapon platform developed for Justice and Freedom Gundam. However, the METEOR has to be fitted with N-Jammer Canceller and nuclear reactor before it can be used by the ZAKU.


Because Kaite Madigan had unintentionally disabled Elijah Kiel's GINN, Kaite compensated by giving Elijah one of his own ZAKU and customising it to fit Elijah's usage. In its first battle, Elijah used the "Buster sword" head fin to penetrate the 360° "Armure Lumiere" barrier of the repaired Hyperion Unit 3, defeating the "Hero of Eurasia",Ivan Zamboise.[2] It was later hijacked by the Carbon Human clone of Goud Veia after his match with Elijah.[3] The ZAKU's whereabouts is currently unknown and Elijah has switched over to piloting the Vent Saviour Gundam that Goud Veia left behind for him.



  1. Seed Destiny Astray Photonovel Chapter 11
  2. Seed Destiny Astray Novel Chapter 5
  3. Seed Vs Astray Chapter 5

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