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The MRX-009 Psycho Gundam (aka Psyco Gundam) is a transformable mobile armor that appears in Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Developed by the Earth Federation Forces' Murasame Newtype Lab as a Cyber Newtype-use machine, the Psycho Gundam also incorporated several concepts from the MSN-02 Zeong. At 40 meter tall, it is more than twice the size of a regular mobile suit. This is due to the sheer bulk of the Psycommu System, and the addition of features like a Minovsky Craft System, an anti-beam barrier as well as complex transformation mechanisms. Classified as a large Mobile Armor (MA), it can transform into a Mobile Armor mode known as "Mobile Fortress Mode" that is capable of atmospheric flight thanks to the Minovsky Craft System. Plans for a "Mobile Fortress" in the base defense role were drafted after the One Year War.[1]

The Psycho Gundam is entirely controlled by the Psycommu System, and as it was designed to be used by Cyber Newtypes, it cannot be handled by normal humans as the psychological burden is tremendous and potentially fatal. The Psycho-Control System allows the pilot to control Psycho Gundam via remote operation when apart. Besides the superb defensive capabilities offered by the anti-beam barrier, the Psycho Gundam also has overwhelming offensive capabilities, and is armed with 3 diffuse beam cannons in its body, 10 beam cannons in its fingers, and 2 small mega beam cannon in the head. Two units were produced in total.

Armaments

  • Small Mega Beam Cannon
Two small mega beam cannon is mounted in the center of the v-fin on the unit's head.
  • Diffuse Mega Particle Cannon
The Psycho Gundam has three diffuse mega particle cannons in the abdomen. They each emit multiple energy beams that can easily destroy an enemy unit in one shot.
  • Beam Cannon
The fingers of the Psycho Gundam each contain a beam cannon, for a total of 10 beam cannons. Each of these cannons is capable of doing serious damage.
  • Shield
Used to protect the unit from ballistic and beam weapons. In Mobile Fortress mode, the shield splits in half and are placed on the lower sides, stabilizing the Minovsky Craft System.

Special Equipment & Features

  • Anti-beam Barrier
The Psycho Gundam is fitted with an anti-beam barrier for better protection against beam attacks.
A Psycommu is a device connected directly into the user's thoughts, through which the user can manipulate it by using his/her mind. In essence, a psycommu system works by passively scanning the brainwaves of newtypes, amplifying them in order to send the brainwave signal out long distances, and then translating these brainwaves into raw machine codes upon being received by the selected object with limitations. Since brainwaves are not affected by the radio interference property of Minovsky particles, at first it was mainly used to mentally control remote weapons via Minovsky Communication, usually mounted with a single beam gun. This enabled the resurrection of BVR engagements, with bits and funnels being the first weapons able to engage targets without visual contact since the development of the Minovsky particle.
  • Psycho-Control System
Installed in the Psycho Gundam unit 2, it allows Four to control the unit externally via the Psycommu System.
  • Minovsky Craft System
To maintain mobility while in Mobile Fortress Mode, the Psycho Gundam is equipped with a Minovsky Craft System.

History

For more information on the Psycho Gundam's history, please go to Four Murasame's page.

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Notes and Trivia

  • The Psycho Gundam was originally known as "Psyco Gundam" in official merchandise. However, merchandise from the 2004 HGUC model kit onward corrected the name to "Psycho Gundam". Despite this, a few of the later merchandise (such as 2017 Gundam Converge Core EX figurine and 2018 HGUC Dijeh model kit manual) still refer to it using the old name.
  • Apparently, a non-psycommu variant of the Psycho Gundam makes an appearance in Turn A Gundam novel adaption. It was piloted by Guin Sard Lineford, who called it Black Doll. It also shows up in SD Gundam G Generation WARS, on Turn A Gundam-mission 5, when the player triggers Wars Break 2. This Psycho Gundam is piloted by Guin, and has all the abilities of the original Psycho Gundam. A non-psycommu version of the Psycho Gundam piloted by Guin Sard Lineford also appears in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden as a boss.
  • In the game Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam, during Kamille Bidan's "Four Alive" Route in Universal Century Timeline mode, Four can be seen piloting the MRX-009 Psycho Gundam during the mission "Inside Rosamia," which takes place on the surface of Axis. This is the only time that the Psycho Gundam is piloted in space.

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