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The Battle of Gryps is a conflict featured in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, and is the apex of the Gryps War.


Following the AEUG's victories at the Destruction of the Gate of Zedan and Operation Maelstrom, the Titans and Axis Zeon respectively sought to counterattack against the AEUG by capturing or destroying the Gryps 2 Colony Laser.[1]

The Battle

On February 20, the forces of the AEUG, the remaining Titans under control of Paptimus Scirocco, and the Axis Zeon forces met in a fleet battle around the colony laser. Both the Titans and Axis Zeon attacked the AEUG fleet stationed at Gryps II. While the Argama was still on its way back from its Mission to stop Axis, the AEUG fleet was led by Commander Henken Bekkener of the Irish-class battleship, Radish. The AEUG fleet was initially overwhelmed by the Titans fleet and were pushed back during the first day of the battle.[1]

Later the Argama arrived, and Captain Bright Noa took command of the fleet. The Argama sent out its mobile suit forces, however the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam was intercepted by Jerid Messa piloting a NRX-055 Baund Doc mobile armor, and the RX-178+FXA-05D Super Gundam was attacked by the Hambrabi’s of the Yazan Team.[1]



At the end of the final battle, both the Titan and AEUG fleets lay in ruins, having decimated one another.[2]

Axis Zeon had preserved the majority of its military force and now faced insufficient opposition to stop it, leading to the First Neo Zeon War.


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