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Gundanium is created through the most advance refining, fusing and deoxidizing techniques, which are only possible in space. The complex formula was first called GND, short for Genetic on Universal Neutrally Different Alloy. Later, the suffix "-nium" was added to distinguish that alloy from other similar alloys that were being developed on Earth. Gundanium was still superior to the competition because of its zero-G creative process.
 
 
 
 
==History==
 
==History==
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===Gundanium Alloy===
   
===Creative Process===
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A unique compound which can only be produced in the zero-gravity conditions of space. In addition to its incredible strength--several times the strength and heat-resistance of titanium, Gundanium alloy is electrically non-conductive and cannot be detected by radar. However, this material is expensive and difficult to manufacture, making it unfeasible for mass production.
   
One of the central elements of Gundam Wing's [[mobile suits]] is the use of Gundanium Alloy. What makes Gundanium so incredible is its properties: it is practically immutable, highly heat-resistant, and electrically neutral. These properties combine to produce a material that is extremely hard to damage, lending to the Gundams' atmosphere of invincibility and intimidation. Additionally, heat and beam weapons produced using Gundanium are much stronger than similar weapons made using traditional titanium, thanks to its extremely high melting point allowing it to produce hotter and therefore stronger beam energy. Gundanium is very rare and hard to make, since it requires the use of super-heated plasma and nanomachines, and very few people know exactly how to make and refine it. Further, it is said that Gundanium can only be produced at Lagrange points under zero-gravity conditions, putting a very powerful tool in the hands of the colonial rebels. To a certain extent gundanium served as a character shield that kept mobile suits with important characters in them from being completely destroyed. Prime examples include when [[Trowa]] was in the [[OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate]] and it survived a shot from [[XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero]] buster rifle without being completely vaporized, despite the fact that that weapon was capable of reducing entire space colonies to clouds of debris. Another example is when [[Wing Gundam]] (used by [[Lady Une]] at the time) was blasted with the battleship Libra's main cannon. Although the Gundam was heavily damaged with its lower torso blown off and rendered inoperable, Une was uninjured.
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Gundanium is created through the most advanced refining, fusing, and deoxidizing techniques, which are only possible in space. The complex formula was first called GND, short for "Genetic on Universal Neutrally Different alloy". Later the suffix "-nium" was added to distinguish that alloy from other similar alloys that were being developed on Earth. Gundanium was still superior to the competition because of its zero-G creative process.
   
There is a common misconception that Gundanium is nigh-invincible; this has been disproven by several instances in Gundam Wing and Endless Waltz where the Gundams were damaged, usually by beam weapons. However, this has also led to the supposition that Gundanium is especially strong against solid weapons, like traditional machine guns (as is the similar alloy Gundarium, from the [[Universal Century]]). This second theory may have some truth to it: according to the novelization of Gundam Wing, a physical impact roughly equal to the force of a train travelling at 120 kilometers per hour while towing ten-plus transport cars would be enough to easily destroy Gundanium. This is also covered in the series where Heero attempts to destroy the Wing Gundam with three naval torpedoes detonated simultaneously, although no exact figures are quoted and Heero was apparently trying to activate the Gundam's disarmed self-detonation device.
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Gundanium Alloy is created from Luna Titanium and GND ores, both of which can only be mined from the moon. GND ores were originally meteoroids that crashed into the moon, and contain many unknown substances.
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[[File:Vlcsnap-27174.jpg|thumb|Gundanium's resistance to low output beam weaponry.]]
   
Gundanium's name is actually an acronym; it stands for Genetic on Universal Neutrally Different Alloy. The suffix -nium was added to distinguish it from similar alloys being made on Earth. In the After Colony Universe, the word "Gundam" is derived from this acronym (GUNDAnium Mobile suit). Despite this fact, not every mobile suit made with Gundanium is a Gundam (examples: Vayeate, Mercurius).
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While many similar alloys were developed, no other compound is as immutable as Gundanium. The refinement process causes the alloy to become electrically neutral, making it ideal for use with Beam-type weapons, and as armor, the material is almost entirely resistant to charge. However, the extremely high cost of production makes it impractical for military use.
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[[File:Vlcsnap-51884.jpg|thumb|Gundanium's susceptibility to high output.]]
   
In an Easter Egg of the Series, Gundanium is referred to as "Gundarium Theta" which would make it an eighth-generation descendant of the [[Lunar Titanium]] used on the original [[RX-78-2 Gundam]] of the [[Universal Century]], although the two series are canonically unrelated.
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It is created in high-temperature plasma that can only form in zero-gravity. The compound is adjusted in nano-units, a process so precise that it can only be done in gravitationally stable Lagrange Points. The annealing process, which strengthens the alloy, is performed by electromagnetic waves from the sun. It is even rumored that the nuclei of the atoms themselves are modified within the Gundanium alloy.
   
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There is no armor capable of defending against beam weapons. The Gundanium alloy used in the Gundams' armor and the Planet Defensors of the Mercurius and Virgos is highly heat-resistant and virtually immune to corrosion, but it's still not immune to beam attacks. It does, however, create an "anti-field" that repels beam attacks to some degree, reducing the damage delivered, but not stopping it outright.
   
 
===Use in MS Production===
 
===Use in MS Production===
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Some intelligence indicates that [[OZ]] scientists experimented with using Gundanium alloy in [[Mobile Suit|MS]] creation. The very existence of Gundanium was kept secret, perhaps because it was a possible secret weapon for OZ. The [[The Gundam Scientists|five scientists]] who left the [[OZ-00MS Tallgeese|Tallgeese]] project took with them the knowledge of Gundanium, allowing them to create the Gundams that would later be the bane of OZ.
   
Some intelligence indicates that [[OZ]] scientists experimented with using Gundanium alloy in [[Mobile Suit|MS]] creation. The very existence of Gundanium was kept secret, perhaps because it was a possible secret weapon for OZ. The [[The Gundam Scientists|five scientists]] who left the [[OZ-00MS Tallgeese|Tallgeese]] project took with them the knowledge of Gundanium, allowing them to create the Gundams that would later be the bane of OZ.
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The creation of the Gundams took decades of work behind closed doors, due in part to the slow process of manufacturing Gundanium. This is evidence of just how long a process [[Operation Meteor]] was, with the Gundams being created before their eventual [[The Gundam Pilots|pilots]] were even born.
   
The creation of the Gundams took decades of work behind closed doors, due in part to the slow process of manufacturing Gundanium. This is evidence of just how long a process [[Operation Meteor]] was, with the Gundams being created before their eventual [[The Gundam Pilots|pilots]] were even born.
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After the five scientists were captured and a handful of gundams were taken into OZ custody, many newly developed OZ mobile suits were created using Gundanium, such as the [[OZ-13MSX2 Mercurius|Mercurius]], the [[OZ-13MSX1 Vayeate|Vayeate]], the [[Virgo]] mobile doll series, and the [[OZ-16MSX-D Scorpio|Scorpio]].
   
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===Gundarium Theta===
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As shown on the computer screen during Quatre's exploration of the program used to construct Sandrock. This could make it a descendant of [[Gundarium]] used in the Universal Century Gundam Universe.
   
 
==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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HistoryEdit

Gundanium AlloyEdit

A unique compound which can only be produced in the zero-gravity conditions of space. In addition to its incredible strength--several times the strength and heat-resistance of titanium, Gundanium alloy is electrically non-conductive and cannot be detected by radar. However, this material is expensive and difficult to manufacture, making it unfeasible for mass production.

Gundanium is created through the most advanced refining, fusing, and deoxidizing techniques, which are only possible in space. The complex formula was first called GND, short for "Genetic on Universal Neutrally Different alloy". Later the suffix "-nium" was added to distinguish that alloy from other similar alloys that were being developed on Earth. Gundanium was still superior to the competition because of its zero-G creative process.

Gundanium Alloy is created from Luna Titanium and GND ores, both of which can only be mined from the moon. GND ores were originally meteoroids that crashed into the moon, and contain many unknown substances.

Vlcsnap-27174

Gundanium's resistance to low output beam weaponry.

While many similar alloys were developed, no other compound is as immutable as Gundanium. The refinement process causes the alloy to become electrically neutral, making it ideal for use with Beam-type weapons, and as armor, the material is almost entirely resistant to charge. However, the extremely high cost of production makes it impractical for military use.

Vlcsnap-51884

Gundanium's susceptibility to high output.

It is created in high-temperature plasma that can only form in zero-gravity. The compound is adjusted in nano-units, a process so precise that it can only be done in gravitationally stable Lagrange Points. The annealing process, which strengthens the alloy, is performed by electromagnetic waves from the sun. It is even rumored that the nuclei of the atoms themselves are modified within the Gundanium alloy.

There is no armor capable of defending against beam weapons. The Gundanium alloy used in the Gundams' armor and the Planet Defensors of the Mercurius and Virgos is highly heat-resistant and virtually immune to corrosion, but it's still not immune to beam attacks. It does, however, create an "anti-field" that repels beam attacks to some degree, reducing the damage delivered, but not stopping it outright.

Use in MS ProductionEdit

Some intelligence indicates that OZ scientists experimented with using Gundanium alloy in MS creation. The very existence of Gundanium was kept secret, perhaps because it was a possible secret weapon for OZ. The five scientists who left the Tallgeese project took with them the knowledge of Gundanium, allowing them to create the Gundams that would later be the bane of OZ.

The creation of the Gundams took decades of work behind closed doors, due in part to the slow process of manufacturing Gundanium. This is evidence of just how long a process Operation Meteor was, with the Gundams being created before their eventual pilots were even born.

After the five scientists were captured and a handful of gundams were taken into OZ custody, many newly developed OZ mobile suits were created using Gundanium, such as the Mercurius, the Vayeate, the Virgo mobile doll series, and the Scorpio.

Gundarium ThetaEdit

As shown on the computer screen during Quatre's exploration of the program used to construct Sandrock. This could make it a descendant of Gundarium used in the Universal Century Gundam Universe.

SourcesEdit

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Technical Guide

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