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Nibelung (ニーベルング Nīberungu?) is a giant wide-angle laser generator located in Heaven's Base that functioned as a powerful anti-aircraft cannon.

Overview

The muzzle of the Nibelung faces upwards and is usually hidden by a shutter disguised as a snow mountain. Around the cannon is a parabolic mirror block with a diameter of 10 km, and this part of the cannon can be likened to a ring that protects the gods. When activated, the emitter in the center of the cannon causes a diffuse reflection of the laser to the surrounding mirrors, amplifying it and firing it upward with the wavelength aligned. In the HD Remaster version, the effect is redrawn and has ZAFT's drop troops hit by small but countless beam shots that tear them apart.

History

The Nibelung was built underneath a false mountain in Iceland and used to defend Heaven's Base, the Earth Alliance' military headquarters at that time. After Logos' existence was revealed to the world by Gilbert Durandal, the members of the group were persecuted by the people on Earth and the remaining members, among them Blue Cosmos leader Lord Djibril, fled to Heaven's Base. ZAFT however, together with a large number of defected Earth Alliance forces from Republic of East Asia, attacked the base, which was protected by a large number of Mobile Suits and Mobile Armors. When ZAFT launched an orbital drop on the base, the weapon was revealed and activated, destroying nearly all units dropped from space. What happened to the Nibelung after Heaven's Base was overrun by ZAFT's Anti-Logos Alliance is unknown.

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Cosmic Era technology
Standard technology
Deuterion Beam Energy Transfer System | Lightwave Barrier | Mirage Colloid | Phase Shift armor | Positron Blaster Cannon | Positron Reflector
Mobile Suit technology
DRAGOON system | G Project | METEOR | Second Stage Series | Striker Packs | Voiture Lumiere
Superweapons
Cyclops System | GENESIS | Hyper-Deuterion Engine | Neutron Jammer | Neutron Jammer Canceller | Neutron Stampeder | Nibelung | Requiem
Human enhancements
Carbon Human | Coordinators | Extended humans | Newtypes | SEED factor
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