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The DODS (ドッズ, Dozzu) (an acronym that stands for "Drill-Orbital Discharge System")[1] is a type of beam weapon used by the Earth Federation Forces, usually in the form of a mobile suit-use beam rifle or gun. It far surpasses other conventional beam weapons of its class that was used by the Earth Federation Forces. This increase in penetration power is achieved by spinning the beam's trajectory like a drill.[2]

Overview

This technology was developed by the AGE System in A.G. 115, during the Gundam's second battle against UE after gathering enough data on them. While primarily used by the AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 in this year, the technology was later adopted by another mobile suits like the WMS-GEX1 G-Exes and was mass-produced for the Battle of Bat Extermination for the Diva's forces and its allies.

In A.G. 140, DODS weapons have become commonplace within the Earth Federation Forces and several models with different power ratings exists. Although DODS weapons have been shown to be considerably powerful, it seems that DODS weapons were having trouble to penetrating Electromagnetic Armor,[3][4] Vagan's defensive system.

Later, the AGE System developed the Hyper DODS Rifle, which is the main armament of the Gundam AGE-2 Normal. It has double the output strength of the other DODS Rifle models as well as having the ability that can shoot through two mobile suits in a single shot.

Later, the AGE System developed the enology further by developing the Twin DODS Cannons to be part of Gundam AGE-2's first wear, the Gundam AGE-2 Double Bullet. This weapon appears to be more powerful than the Hyper DODS Rifle, allowing Gundam AGE-2 Double Bullet to destroy large numbers of Vagan's mobile suit in one full-barrage attack, and the powerful mobile suits such as Xvm-dgc Khronos and Xvv-xcm Zedas M.

References

  1. Gundam AGE Novel 1
  2. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Episode 2 "The Power of AGE"
  3. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Episode 6 "The Light and Shadow of Fardain"
  4. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE Episode 16 "The Gundam in The Stable"
Advance Generation Technology
Standard technology
Cold Sleep | Mobile Standard | MS Battle Simulator | EXA-DB
Earth Federal Forces
AGE Device | AGE System | AGE Builder | DODS | Photon Blaster Cannon | Photon Ring Ray | Plasma Diver Missile | SigMaxxis/Stangle | Wayboard | Psycho Flow System
Vagan/Unknown Enemy
Colony Destroyer | Electromagnetic Armor | Invisible Umbrella | Plasma Particle Bomb | Psycomet Mu-szell
Human enhancements
X-Rounder
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