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Zeonic is a company that develops most of the mobile suits for the Principality of Zeon in Mobile Suit Gundam.

History

Zeonic is a civilian company that develops the first mobile suits, and goes on to become the Principality of Zeon's main mobile suit supplier. Zeonic is responsible for the development of the MS-05 Zaku I and MS-06 Zaku II, as well as later models like the MSM-04 Acguy and MS-14 Gelgoog. Its primary rival is Zimmad, another civillian company supplying mobile suits to Zeon, including the MS-09B Dom and MSM-03 Gogg. Both companies try to outdo each other by introducing new variant types, new models, and special features that no other mobile suits have.

After the One Year War, the company merges with Anaheim Electronics, and its facilities at the lunar city of Granada become one of Anaheim's main mobile suit factories. Many of Zeonic's engineers likewise continue their work as Anaheim employees, though some reportedly flee to the asteroid base Axis along with the defeated forces of the Principality.

Known Members

  • Elliot Rem - Born in U.C. 0039 at Side 1. He graduated from an Earth Federation comprehensive university and graduate school with degrees in space engineering, nuclear physics, and general astronautics, as well as a license to operate small spacecraft. Subsequently moving to Side 3, he joined the Zeonic Company and was placed in charge of designing worker machines.
  • May Kauwin - A child prodigy and a talented Zeonic engineer who accompanied Lt. Ken Bederstadt's Foreign Legion force. She worked in Anaheim Electronics after the One Year War.
  • Mario Antinescu - A former scientist working for Zeonic with contributions in the field of human engineering, he resigned from his posts after working at Granada. He was a member of the secret society "Valkyrie", whose main objective was the assassination of Zeon leader Gihren Zabi. He was murdered in his home by an unknown assailant.

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Behind the Scenes

Zeonic was first mentioned in the 1981 sourcebook Gundam Century. At the time, it was named "ZIONIC". In the 1995 Master Grade MS-06F/J Zaku II instruction manual, the spelling was changed to "ZEONIC". It was first mentioned in animated media in Episode 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War.

The Zeonic logo first appeared in the 2003 sourcebook Anaheim Journal, alongside many other logos of Universal Century corporations. These logos were designed by Masahito Hanzawa and Junya Saito, two designers from the Tokyo-based graphic design firm POWER GRAPHIXX.[1]

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