The GF13-049NM Tequila Gundam (Spike Gundam in the English dub) is a mobile fighter that appears in the Mobile Fighter G Gundam series.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
This Mobile Fighter, which represents the space colony of Neo Mexico, is an amphibious-type specially designed for underwater combat. The hat-like structure atop its head houses a rotating fan, which allows the Tequila Gundam to create a powerful whirlpool and pull enemy mobile fighters into the water. While its defensive capabilities are relatively poor, the Tequila Gundam can block attacks with the reinforced armor on its shoulders and forearms, and its ten head-mounted vulcans provide 180-degree protection.
In the Super-Class! Mobile Fighter G Gundam manga, Tequila Gundam is capable of launching the spikes on its right shoulder armor like missiles.
- Vulcan Gun
- Mounted on the hat-like structure atop its head. It provides 180-degree close-range protection and can be used to thwart movement.
- Beam Trident
- The main armament of this machine. Generates a trident beam.
- Tequila Vortex
- The hat-like structure atop its head houses a rotating fan, which allows the Tequila Gundam to create a powerful whirlpool and pull enemy mobile fighters into the water.
Neo Mexico's Tequila Gundam was designed to take advantage of the skills of its powerful pilot, Chico Rodriguez. However Chico's reason for joining the Gundam Fight was to escape to Earth with his sister Gina. Gina had contracted a terminal disease on the Neo Mexico space colony, so Chico became a Gundam Fighter so that they could go down to Neo Mexico on Earth and spend what time they had left at the oceanside. However, Neo Mexico did not like the idea of its Gundam Fighter running off and killing his opposing Gundam Fighters outside of a Gundam Fight. After convincing Chico to join him in a Gundam Fight, Domon Kasshu partially destroyed the Tequila Gundam with the GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam's Shining Finger so that Chico could fake his death and live with his sister. In the eyes of the Neo Mexican authorities, Chico had died valiantly fighting for his country.
- Tequila Gundam is one of the few Mobile Fighters that is not made as a Mobile Suit in Action!! figure.