The CB-0000G/C/T Reborns Gundam Origin (aka Reborns Gundam Origin, Reborns Origin), is a transformable Innovators Mobile Suit featured in the Mobile Suit Gundam 00V compilation book. The unit is meant to be piloted by Ribbons Almark.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
As the original planned design for the CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam, which has the combined attributes from the CB-001 1 Gundam and the CBY-077 GN Cannon, this machine also includes a third tank-like form called "Reborns Tank" form. Through transforming, this machine can cover all ranges of combat, starting from close range, to middle range and up to long range combat. Additional hover units have been mounted on the GN Condensers at the elbows and on the back of the Gundam, intended for high speed movements when it transforms to tank mode. Two of the GN-Large Fin Fangs have been integrated into two GN-Buster Launchers, intended for adding range to these powerful weapons. Together with the 2 Large Fin Fangs connected to the unit, these guns add as the completing structure for the tank form's 4 long range guns. The GN Thrusters mounted on the bottom of tank mode add to the speed of this otherwise slow form. The head of the tank mode is the head of the cannon mode, which is centered around long range targeting.
- Egner Whip
- Weapons based on the wire-grapplers used on the GNMA-0001V Regnant. Shoots out small electric wires that electrify the pilot of the enemy MS. However, this requires the pilot to be still, and one with enough stamina can easily cut the wires. Doubling as the Reborns Cannon Origin mode's hands, they can only be used in this form.
- GN Buster Launchers
- Most powerful beam weapons of the Reborns Gundam Origin. Their firepower matches that of Seravee's GN Bazooka. Their power-output is variable. Unlike the original Reborns, the launchers have Large GN Fin Fangs attached on both their tips to add range to its attacks.
- Large GN Fin Fangs
- These remote controlled weapons are located at the back of Reborns in Gundam mode and on the GN Buster Launchers. When deployed, these Fin Fangs have greater fire power compared to the regular GN Fangs, but are larger thus more easily destroyed.
- In addition to being remote controlled weapons, the GN-Fin Fangs served many purposes in different forms of the Reborns Gundam Origin. In Gundam form, the 2 Fin Fangs served as additional verniers for added mobility. When in Reborns Cannon mode, the Fin Fangs on its chest act as its GN Cannon Blasters. In Reborns Tank mode, all the Fin Fangs are used as 4 long range towering guns for the machine.
- Large GN Beam Saber
Special Equipment & Features
- With Reborns Gundam Origin fitted with 4 Large GN Fin Fangs, the machine was built with operational system that can control these remote controlled weapons.
- VEDA-based Operating System
Reborns Gundam Origin was actually completed on board the "Celestial Being" station and was meant to be operated. However, after the data about the Twin Drive was acquired by the Innovators, the tank mode was viewed unnecessary and was omitted from the overall design. The name of this design has "Origin" attached to it to distinguish it from the Twin Drive version.
Notes & Trivia
- The Reborns Gundam Origin could be indended as a homage to the RX-93 Nu Gundam Double Fin Funnel Type (Gundam Mode), the RX-77-2 Guncannon (Cannon Mode), and the RX-75-4 Guntank (Tank Mode). Though the tank mode resembles the F-50D (RXR-44) Guntank R-44.
- Gundam Weapons, Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Compilation Book pg. 186.
- Gundam Weapons, Mobile Suit Gundam 00V Compilation Book pg. 178