The NEL-75C Butler Bensouman is a mobile suit used by Neo France. It appears in the TV anime Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
An instructional mobile suit operated by Raymond Bishop, a butler in the service of George de Sand, a Gundam Fighter in Neo France. It is used in Neo France's sphere of influence, the former French territories on the ground. It has a butler-style design that resembles a tailcoat, and parts that don't look like a general-purpose machine, such as a mustache and bow tie. The Butler's cockpit was located in its head, and it was controlled with a steering wheel like a standard automobile. The Butler could be equipped with a fencing saber, which Raymond used in practice matches to train his master, George de Sand. It's fairly old fashioned, but it's athletic, and it's possible to grab a flying missile despite the steering wheel, and Raymond's season-old maneuvers have shown the mobility comparable to the Gundam Rose.
The Butler was damaged from a missile attack by Jean-Pierre Mirabeau's Mirage Gundam in the Guyana Highlands, but it was eventually repaired. It is then used to recover Dr. Raizo Kasshu's capsule, which was released outside the Neo-Japan colony by Dr. Mikamura.
Notes & Trivia
- In Super Robot Wars J, Butler Bensouman is the name of George De Sand's initial ultimate attack. In it he summons Raymond in the Butler Bensouman, who clumsily performs an attack together with him, but while George ellegantly thrusts Raymond largely flails his mech's arms in wide arcs while flanking the opponent in order to more thoroughly damage them.