Technology & Combat Characteristics
The Gundam Exia Repair is the crudely repaired version of Exia. Due to lack of contact with Celestial Being during the 4 years after their defeat, Exia was never fully repaired from the damage it sustained in combat with Graham Aker and his SVMS-01X Union Flag Custom II. When it reappeared in A.D. 2312, it was in a state of poor maintenance, with most of the damaged areas crudely patched together by its Meister, Setsuna F. Seiei.
The Exia's severed left arm was never recovered; instead, it was concealed with a camouflage sheet that functions like a cloak. Setsuna reattached Exia's head, with the gutted right eye substituted by an optic salvaged from a Tieren. The original Exia's damaged cockpit appears to be replaced with a new one that has scrounged gray cockpit hatch, while damage to the torso by GN Flag's beam saber is seemingly repaired. The GN Condensers on the legs are also missing, as is the GN cable on the right shoulder and the right clavicle antenna. As most of its weapons were discarded or destroyed in the battle against the GNMS-XCVII Alvaaron, Exia Repair only had access to its broken GN Sword and its right arm's GN Vulcan. It is unknown if the Exia Repair retains the Trans-Am System and its Optical Camouflage, or if they are viable due to the disrepair state of the machine.
Due to Exia Repair's limited combat options and reduced performance, Setsuna was forced to rely more on his piloting skills to fend off the new mobile suits fielded by A-Laws, which turns out to be quite challenging. After Celestial Being recovered Exia Repair, its GN Drive was salvaged and fitted onto GN-0000 00 Gundam. Exia Repair was then properly repaired and upgraded into the more powerful GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II.
- GN Sword
- The primary weapon of the Exia Repair. Although damaged and not in perfect state, it is still capable of changing from one mode to another.
- GN Vulcan
Special Equipment & Features
Please see Setsuna F. Seiei's page for the combat history of Exia Repair.
After Exia was salvaged and brought back to Ptolemy II, its GN Drive was transferred to GN-0000 00 Gundam. Exia itself was transferred to one of Celestial Being's Lagrange point satellites and given to Ian, where the decision was made to give Exia a proper repair and upgraded with the latest technology into the GN-001REII Gundam Exia Repair II, or R2.
Notes & Trivia
- Although the Exia Repair is not officially listed in the Master Grade (MG) Gundam model kit series, the MG model kit of Exia Repair can be created by purchasing the expansion version of MG Exia called "Ignition Mode". The Ignition Mode provides some parts to create the Exia Repair, including the broken GN Sword, half broken face, and the rag that covered the busted left arm.
- Exia Repair has only two attacks in Super Robot Wars Z2 Saisei-hen; GN-Sword in rifle mode & GN-Sword in sword mode. It is also only used in some earlier levels, before being replaced by 00 Gundam.
- Exia Repair appears in Gundam Extreme Vs as a playable unit, only usable after respawning with Overcost. This mechanic was carried over from RX-78GP01 Gundam "Zephyranthes" in the previous games.