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Gryps 2 (グリプス2) is a weapon of mass destruction created by the Titans. It first appears in the TV anime Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

Overview

A colony laser built by the Titans in U.C. 0087. It is called "Gryps 2" because one of the two cylinders of "Green Noa 2," a two-banchi colony on Side 7, which was a strategic development base of the Titans, was refurbished. Compared to the Solar Ray, its energy charging system has been improved, and it has succeeded in significantly shortening the charging time, which was a drawback of the Solar Ray. It also has a nuclear pulse engine, which enables it to move to any launch point. In U.C. 0096, control of the restored Gryps 2 is carried out in the "Caucasus Forest," a control room secretly set up at the Cheyenne Air Defense Command Base, and Gryps 2 itself is referred to by the code word "system."

History

Gryps War

On March 2, U.C. 0087, a small AEUG squad led by Quattro Bajeena was dispatched to infiltrate and obtain the new Gundam Mk-II from the Titans. This marked the start of the Gryps War.[1][2] Months later, the Republic of Zeon would side with the Titans and loaned them their asteroid fortress A Baoa Qu, which the Titans moved to Luna II. A Baoa Qu became the Gate of Zedan, the Titans' new headquarters, while Gryps was split in half and one part was transformed into a new colony laser. Following the First Battle of Dakar, Gryps 2 was completed, and on December 7, during a mission by the AEUG to investigate the superweapon, Gryps 2 fired on colony 18 of Side 2, heavily damaging the colony as well as killing its inhabitants.

When the Titans intended to use Gryps 2 to destroy Granada, the AEUG's headquarters, the sponsors of the AEUG decided to make a deal with Haman Karn, leader of Axis Zeon. They promised her Side 3 if she destroyed the colony laser and Haman agreed. During the Attack on Gryps 2, Haman ordered her flagship, the Gwadan, to fire on Gryps 2, disabling the superweapon, but leaving it intact. Following the Destruction of the Gate of Zedan on January 18, U.C. 0088, Axis Zeon seized Gryps 2 from the Titans.

On February 2, U.C. 0088, with the colony laser now in the hands of Axis and the asteroid fortress itself on a collision course with Granada, the AEUG began Operation Maelstrom to capture the colony laser from the Zeon force. They succeeded and were able to use it to prevent the giant asteroid from crashing into the lunar city. Over two weeks later on February 20, the forces of the AEUG, the remaining Titans under control of Scirocco, and the forces of Axis Zeon met in a fleet battle around the colony laser. Two days later, on the final day of the war, Bright Noa had Gryps 2 fire on the remaining Titans ships within range of the colony laser, critically damaging their fleet. The Gryps War ended in favor of the AEUG, however, during the battle, Gryps 2 was heavily damaged and ceased functioning.[3]

Laplace Incident

As of U.C. 0096, its restoration was completed in secret, and in the conspiracy surrounding "Laplace's Box," Martha Vist Carbine, who embraced the Federation Forces to protect the interests of the Vist Foundation, used it as a final means to prevent the disclosure of Laplace's Box, in order to make the box and its location disappear. However, the lasers fired were blocked by the psycho-field generated by Banagher Links' Unicorn Gundam and Riddhe Marcenas' Banshee, and Martha was taken into custody by Bright Noa, who was present when the operation failed.[4]

Space Warring States Era

The Earth Federation Forces asked Uncle King to repair the abandoned Gryps 2 in secret. When the local residents learned of this, they rioted, resulting in Uncle King's death. Later, the Hymn Nation, founded on Side 7, converted an open colony into a colony laser. By closing the mirror, the laser could be fired, and was used in the decisive battle on Side 1.

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