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The YMF-01B Proto GINN (aka GINN, GINN Trainer) is a prototype mobile suit first featured in the original design series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED MSV.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Based on the mobile suit prototype unit 1, the Proto GINN was the first practical mobile suit[1] and the first mobile suit designed for combat.[2] It was based on the exoskeleton/power-assisted space suits (commonly referred to as "mobile suits") found on the Tsiolkovsky, George Glenn's Jupiter exploration ship.[2] Since it was based on space suits, the Proto GINN's structure was similar to the human body: with arm-mounted manipulators that have five fingers, legs with knee joints, and a head with a monoeye camera. It did not feature any fixed weapons, but was expected to be able to use weapons such as rifle and sword using its manipulators.[2]

History

In C.E. 65, PLANT secretly rolled out the first prototype mobile suit, supposedly called "Zaft". Within the same year, the Zodiac Alliance, a political group in PLANT that had been demanding autonomy and independence from Earth, renamed itself the Zodiac Alliance of Freedom Treaty.[1][3] Development of mobile suit continued, and two years later, the Proto GINN (then known only as GINN), the first combat capable mobile suit, was rolled out. Secretly, a section of Martius City was modified to produce more mobile suits.[1]

In C.E. 68, ZAFT was reformed into a military organization following the Mandelbrot incident, in which a food convoy heading for PLANT was destroyed for violating the ban on food importation, killing hundreds of Coordinators.[1] Since PLANT had a far smaller population than Earth, ZAFT had to prioritize the survivability of its soldiers above all else. The mobile suit was selected as its weapon, since each mobile suit could be controlled by a single pilot.[2]

One year later, in C.E. 69, the PLANT sponsor nations discovered that PLANT had violated their ban on food production. In response, they deployed their space forces and threatened to remove the food-producing colonies. However, ZAFT deployed the Proto GINNs, which sucessfully expelled the sponsor nation forces from PLANT despite being heavily outnumbered. It was at this point that the existence of the Proto GINN and ZAFT's nature as a military organization became public.[1]

As tension between PLANT and Earth escalated, mobile suit development accelerated.[4] Within the same year, the Proto GINN's sucessor, the ZGMF-1017 GINN, was rolled out. As a result, the Proto GINN was retired from the frontline and relegated to trainer duty, with some units being sold to civilians or third party nations as worker units due to their ease of piloting.[2]

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Anime

Notes & Trivia

  • The Proto GINN resembles the Universal Century's MS-05 Zaku I. Like wise the Proto-GINN's successor unit, the ZGMF-1017 GINN resembles the MS-06 Zaku II. The GINN and Zaku series performed similar roles in their respective timelines, as the events of the Cosmic Era were largely derived from those of the early Universal Century.

Appearances

Television Series
Manga
Games
Books

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SEED Model Vol. 3 - SEED MSV Edition (2004), p.10-11, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED official timeline
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - MS Encyclopedia (2008), p.8-9
  3. Master Grade Freedom Gundam (2004) instruction manual
  4. Mobile Suit Gundam Seed - MS Encyclopedia (2008), p.10

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Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Mechanics
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Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-01 Strike Dagger | GAT-X102 Duel Gundam | GAT-X103 Buster Gundam | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam | GAT-X131 Calamity Gundam | GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam | GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam | GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam | GAT-X370 Raider Gundam
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ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
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AMF-101 DINN | GAT-X102 Duel Gundam | GAT-X103 Buster Gundam | GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam | GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam | TFA-2 ZuOOT | TMF/A-802 BuCUE | TMF/A-803 LaGOWE | TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | UMF-4A GOOhN | UMF-5 ZnO | UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type | YFX-200 CGUE DEEP Arms | YFX-600R GuAIZ Experimental Firearms Type | YMF-01B Proto GINN | ZGMF-515 CGUE | ZGMF-600 GuAIZ | ZGMF-1017 GINN | ZGMF-1017M GINN High Maneuver Type | ZGMF-LRR704B GINN Long Range Reconnaissance Type | ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam | ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam | ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam | ZGMF/TAR-X1 GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type

Land Vehicle
Cargo Truck | Command Vehicle | Connected Armored Vehicle | Ereka | Supply Truck
Land Battleship
Lesseps-class | Petrie-class
Ship / Submarine
Supply Submarine | Vosgulov-class
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Agile | Command Shuttle | Contact Shuttle | Guul | Infestus | Launch | Life Pod | Small Shuttle | Space Shuttle | Stealth Launch | Work Pod
Support Weapon
METEOR
Transporter / Supply Ship
Descent Capsule | Descent Capsule Carrier | Medium Transport Aircraft | VoLPHAU | Transport Helicopter
Cruiser / Mother Ship
FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Laurasia-class | Nazca-class
Super Weapon
GENESIS | Gungnir | Neutron Jammer
Orb Union / Three Ships Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-X103 Buster Gundam | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X03 Launcher Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-YM1 Perfect Strike Gundam | MBF-02 Strike Rouge | MBF-02+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Rouge | MBF-M1 M1 Astray | ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam | ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
Mobile Armor
MAW-01 Mistral | TS-MA2mod.00 Moebius Zero

Land Vehicle
Cargo Truck | Ereka | Linear Gun Tank | Self-Propelled Linear Howitzer
Ship
Aegis-class | Kuraomikami-class
Aircraft / Spacecraft
Heli
Support Weapon
METEOR
Transporter / Supply Ship
Albatross | Life Boat
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Archangel-class | FFMH-Y101 Eternal | Izumo-class
Junk Guild / Desert Dawn / Civilians
Land Vehicle
Jeep | Gatling Truck | Half Truck
Aircraft
Press VTOL
Transporter / Supply Ship
Cornelius-class | Silverwind | Tsiolkovsky


SEED MSV Mechanics
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Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Strike Gundam's variations
GAT-01A1 Dagger | GAT-01A1+AQM/E-X04 Gunbarrel Dagger | GAT-X105+AQM/E-M1 Strike Gundam IWSP | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X04 Gunbarrel Strike Gundam
Duel Gundam's variation
GAT-01D Long Dagger | GAT-01D1 Duel Dagger
Buster Gundam's variation
GAT/A-01E2 Buster Dagger
Calamity Gundam's variation
GAT-X133 Sword Calamity
Forbidden Gundam's variations
GAT-706S Deep Forbidden | GAT-X255 Forbidden Blue
Raider Gundam's variation
GAT-333 Raider Full Spec

Moebius Zero's variation
AQM/E-X04 Gunbarrel Striker
Skygrasper's variation
FXet-565 Cosmograsper
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
DINN's variation
AME-WAC01 DINN Special Electronic Installation Type
BuCUE's variations
TMF/A-802 P-Mod.W BuCUE Waltfeld Custom Type | TMF/TR-2 BuCUE Tactical Reconnaissance Type
GINN's variations
TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type | YF-3A GINN FEMWS | YMF-01B Proto GINN | ZGMF-1017 GINN Ceremonial Decoration Type | ZGMF-1017 Miguel's GINN | ZGMF-1017M GINN High Maneuver Type | ZGMF/TAR-X1 GINN Tactical Air Reconnaissance Type
GOOhN's variation
UTA/TE-6 GOOhN Underground Mobility Test Type
ZGMF-515 CGUE's variation
YFX-200 CGUE DEEP Arms
ZGMF-600 GuAIZ's variation
YFX-600R GuAIZ Experimental Firearms Type

METEOR's variation
Verne 35A/MPFM Multipurpose Flight Module
Orb Union / Three Ships Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Strike Gundam's variations
GAT-X105+P202QX Strike Gundam IWSP | GAT-X105+P204QX Lightning Strike Gundam | MBF-02+P202QX Strike Rouge IWSP
M1 Astray's variation
MBF-M1A M1A Astray

Skygrasper's variation
FX-550+P204QX Lightning Grasper


Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray Mechanics
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Junk Guild
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame | TMF/A-802 P-Mod.W BuCUE Waltfeld Custom Type | ZGMF-1017 Works GINN
Mobile Armor
MAW-01 Mistral

Land Battleship
Lesseps-class
Transporter / Supply Ship
Cornelius-class | Marseille III-class
Serpent Tail
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame | MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L | ZGMF-1017 Elijah's GINN | ZGMF-1017 Gai's GINN
Mobile Armor
TS-MA2 Moebius

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Laurasia-class
Orb Union
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-X133 Sword Calamity | MBF-01 Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu Perfect Form | MBF-M1 M1 Astray | MBF-P01 Gundam Astray Gold Frame | MBF-P01-ReAMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu | MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame | MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame

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Heli
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Izumo-class
Earth Alliance
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
GAT-01 Strike Dagger | GAT-X105 Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X01 Aile Strike Gundam | GAT-X105+AQM/E-X02 Sword Strike Gundam | GAT-X133 Sword Calamity
Mobile Armor
TS-MA2 Moebius

Cruiser / Mother Ship
Archangel-class
ZAFT
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
AMF-101 DINN | GAT-X102 Duel Gundam | GAT-X103 Buster Gundam | GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam | GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam | TFA-2 ZuOOT | TMF/A-802 BuCUE | TMF/S-3 GINN OCHER Type | UMF-4A GOOhN | UMF-5 ZnO | UWMF/S-1 GINN WASP Type | YFX-200 CGUE DEEP Arms | YMF-01B Proto GINN | ZGMF-515 CGUE | ZGMF-600 GuAIZ | ZGMF-1017 GINN | ZGMF-1017 Miguel's GINN | ZGMF-1017M GINN High Maneuver Type

Aircraft / Spacecraft
Guul
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Laurasia-class | Nazca-class
Actaeon Industries
Land Vehicle
Self-Propelled Linear Howitzer | Bulldog
Pirates / Civilians
Mobile Weapon
Mobile Suit
TFA-2 ZuOOT | TMF/A-802 BuCUE | UMF-4A GOOhN | UTA/TE-6 GOOhN Underground Mobility Test Type | YMF-01B Proto GINN

Transporter / Supply Ship
Courier Ship | Liteiria | Pirate Transport | Tsiolkovsky
Cruiser / Mother Ship
Agamemnon-class | Nelson-class
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