GN-0000 00 Gundam
Unit type: general purpose close combat mobile suit
Overall height: 18.9 meters
Overall weight: 54.9 metric tons
Equipment: GN Drive x 2, Trans-Am system
Armament: GN Sword II (converts to rifle) x 2, GN beam saber x 2, GN shield x 2, GN Sword III (converts to rifle) x 1
Pilot(s): Setsuna F. Seiei (aka Soran Ibrahim), Tieria Erde
Mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa
Technology & Combat Characteristics
As Celestial Being's only 4th Generation Mobile Suit, the 00 Gundam carries over many of the previous generations' features, most notably the GN Drive and Trans-Am System. It also introduced newer innovations such as the revolutionary Twin Drive System, which utilizes two GN Drives with (un-specified) matching characteristics to generate GN Particle emissions equivalent to the squared output of a single GN Drive.
Due to the extremely large volume of GN Particles created by Twin Drive, special, high-capacity GN Condensers were installed to help regulate the output. Like Celestial Being's other mobile suits of 2312, 00 utilizes a direct body particle distribution system to transfer GN Particles directly via the frame instead of the large cables used by the 3rd Generation Gundams, which was adopted from the GNX-series.
Similarly, fitting the GN Drives onto such small chassis was only made possible due to Celestial Being adapting the more advanced drive technology of the GNX-609T GN-XIII and GNX-704T Ahead, which are more efficient and compact than the 3rd Generation Gundams' Drive chassis. Not only did this allow two GN Drives to be installed onto the unit without dramatically compromising its abilities or appearance, but it also meant that the GN Drives could be used to fulfill multiple roles in combat.
The positioning of 00's GN Drives was specifically designed to utilize advantageous functions based on their positioning. When facing forwards the GN Drives' particle emissions are used to create a powerful GN Field for defense, allowing the 00 to block and even push back beam weaponry. When positioned directly to the sides the GN Drives greatly increase the suits ability to maneuver, far exceeding the capabilities of a single GN Drive to re-orient its mobile suit. Thus, the 00 was able to weave itself around and through the battlefield quickly and efficiently, in addition to making it much harder to predict its movements and properly target. When the GN Drives are set directly backwards they are able to devote the entirety of their emissions to thrust and acceleration, making 00 among the fastest units ever built.
The drive cones on the 00 are a combination in the cone design of the third generation Gundams, and the three thruster design of the Astraea.
GN Beam Saber
00 is shown to carry two GN Beam Sabers, stored on recharge racks in the rear waist. Unlike the beam sabers used by the 3rd Generation Gundams, their blade length can be altered as needed to function as either a beam saber or beam dagger.
00 can carry a GN Shield made of E-Carbon. An improved version of the GN Shield carried by Exia, it can be stored as two separate pieces either near the GN Drives or on the wings of the 0 Raiser.
GN Sword II
An improved model of Gundam Exia's main weapon. Unlike Exia's GN Sword, 00's weapon is more conventional in shape. Sword Mode sees the weapons used like conventional broadswords, with a tap connecting the weapons to 00's GN Condenser Network. It also possesses a Beam Saber Mode, in which the blade is in rifle mode position and emits a beam saber from both barrels to form a larger-than-average beam saber . Alternatively, the two swords can be connected pommel to pommel to form a double blade-staff. When switched to Rifle Mode, the blade pivots from the hilt and rotates on its long axis, revealing a targeting sensor. The Rifle Mode can be used in either rapid fire mode, which is more than adequate to destroy most A-Laws mobile suits, or be charged to deliver a single, high-powered blast for much larger targets.
GN Sword III
The direct descendant of Exia's GN Sword in appearance. Unlike the GN Sword, or the GN Sword Kai, the GN Sword III does not have a "storage configuration". However, the switch from rifle to sword mode is much faster and smoother than before. Both modes benefit from the increased power of the Twin Drive, and the blade's green edge is derived from the same material that make up GN Condensers. First tested on the GN Katars of the 00 Seven Sword, this material enhances the power of the sword by converting large amounts of GN Particles into heat intense enough to melt most armors on contact. The GN Sword III has 2 modes: Rifle Mode (in which the sword is folded and a rifle extends from the front), and Sword Mode (which has the sword fully extended and with another rifle mounted above the blade).
Twin Drive System
The Twin Drive System (or Twin Drive) is a next-generation GN drive system in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 that synchronizes two GN Drives to increase GN Particle generation exponentially. Originally unique to the GN-0000 00 Gundam, the Innovators later stole the data from Celestial Being and reverse-engineered the system to work with two GN Tau Drives.
GN Field is a shielding technology in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 developed by Celestial Being and later copied by the
Innovators and A-Laws.
Trans Am works conjunction with 00ís Twin Drive System, allowing 00 to allows it to generate the already squared particle generation even further higher (although the specific formula is not known). Due to the powerful nature of the Twin Drive System, 00's overwhelming particle output in Trans Am can even overwhelm it's own frame and cause an overload(and de-sync the Twin Drive in the process), the worse case scenario being the self-destruction of the GN Drives. It was because of such mechanical concerns that Trans-Am was highly recommended not to be used until the system complications are corrected. Ultimately 00 Gundam's technical complications couldn't be corrected without the addition of new equipment which came in the form of energy stabilizer equipment, built onto 0 Raiser.
GN-0000/7S 00 Gundam Seven Sword
GN-0000/7S 00 Gundam Seven Sword (aka 00 Gundam Seven Sword, 00 Seven Sword), is a weapons pack/equipment for 00 Gundam that appeared in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00V side story. It is later given an eighth sword and re-designated as GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G.
GN-0000/XN XN 00 Gundam
GN-0000/XN XN 00 Gundam (aka XN 00 Gundam, pronounced Xin Double-Oh Gundam), is the original 00 Gundam combined with the GN021XN XN Unit.
GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser
GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser (aka 00 Raiser, 00R), is the combined and mainstay form of GN-0000 00 Gundam and GNR-010 0 Raiser in mid-season 2 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. The unit is co-piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei and Saji Crossroad.
GN-0000+GNR-010 00 XN Raiser
GN-0000+GNR-010/XN 00 XN Raiser (aka 00 XN Raiser, pronounced Double-Oh Sun Raiser), is the combination of the GN-0000 00 Gundam and the GNR-010/XN XN Raiser.
GN-0000RE+GNR-010 00 Raiser Condenser Type
GN-0000RE+GNR-010 00 Raiser Condenser Type (aka 00 Raiser, 00) is the repaired version the of GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie: A Wakening of the Trailblazer. The unit is piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei.