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Gundam Epyon Kai by Seraphiczero Gundam Epyon Kai by Seraphiczero
Custom design for Gundam Wing: The Sword.

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Gundam: Epyon Kai
Role: Close Assault Mobile Suit
Features: Epyon system, Assault thruster x2, mobile armor mode, (HYABUSA)
Armaments: Large beam sword x1 powered by reactor, Defenser rod x1, Shield x1; mounts Double Beam-Blade, claw x2
Designers: Zechs Merquise
Description:

The Epyon was reconstructed in secret while Zechs Merquise was in hiding in Mars space. Like its previous incarnation the Epyon Kai casts aside cowardly gun weapons in favor of melee weapons. Knowing of the intentions of the Mars Federation, the Epyon was upgraded to enhance its melee skills even further, sporting more powerful weapons to engage multiple suits at once and to deal enormous damage in one strike. The new set of folding wing binders give the suit great speed and mobility with integrated thrusters and points of articulation. It is a Gundam that symbolizes strength and leadership. Eventually, the suit is adapted to use the HYABUSA combat computer in addition to the Epyon system once Zechs gains access to that technology.

Special notes:

Large beam sword "Epyon sword": The Epyon's main weapon is a large beam sword connected directly to the Gundam's reactor via a power cable that supplies both electricity and particles. It has a variable output which can range from the likes of a short sword or a blade near 200 ft in length at max output. While it makes a great dueling weapon, it is also designed to pierce armor and cleave through multiple foes.

Assault thruster: To augment the Epyon's fencing style, a hyper-compact array of thrusters was enclosed on the Gundam's forearms. They allow the suit to make extremely fast strikes in rapid succession, and also helps to power through enemy defenses if an opponent happens to defend with a saber. The thruster array helps the Epyon to control its large weapons with a frightening level of sophistication and finesse. However, the array of thrusters will overheat quickly due to its compact size that doesn't allow for much in the way of cooling.

Defenser rod: A sophisticated segmented weapon that is difficult to master. Unlike the heat rod, the defenser rod is not a super-heated weapon, but generates electromagnetic fields like the planet defenser. It cuts using powerful strikes and melts armor by conducting a strong electric current through opponents. In addition to being controlled like a regular whip, the magnetic field of the rod allows it to change direction in mid swing to catch opponents off guard. The blades of the rod can bypass the magnetic field of a planet defenser shield by emitting a negative field that negates that defense.

A special feature of the defenser rod is that its segments can separate and interact purely by the means of magnetic joints which are frictionless and have an enormous range of freedom. This also allows the defenser rod to freely change its length, with a max configuration of 400 ft. At this output, the weapon drains tremendous amounts of energy and is difficult to control, but it can strike through several battleships in one swing. The swings have to be carefully measured so one the bladed segments will land a hit and the target will not slip between the gaps. While the segments can act independently, they usually work in tandem as a whip and are not meant to deflect attacks like regular planet defensers. The segments contract and store underneath the Epyon's shield when not in use.

Double Beam-Blade: The Epyon's shield mounts a double beam-blade that acts as an off-hand sword in close-range combat. It can be used to surprise opponents and is mostly used to block other beam blades without fear of the main shield taking damage. The weapon's output is several times higher than a standard beam saber, but cannot rival the strength of the Gundam's main sword.

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Original Epyon designed by Kunio Okawara, this custom by me.
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NivekVonBeldo Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Like say before, the most incredible than the new sequel project(i tend to ignore it, mostly because Wing was so well made than was hard to continue the history and Frozen Teardrop can have been done better but at least was some fun,XD), almost like 4 months after your desing take some similar... they are watching you?

Anyway even with some excuse of power level of A.C. Gundams.. those were the one i fell in love for the franchise,and still love it.

The Epyon is Simple the Battlefield Demon than Treize wants to make/be and you simple make it better and more fearsome
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much for your thoughts. =)
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NivekVonBeldo Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
An Pleasure Indeed, in some little i read, your fic have good shape, some better than the review of frozen teardrop
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StoicNinja Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
It's kind of funny that you designed a white Epyon since the new Gundam Wing manga series, Frozen Teardrop, has a white Epyon in it.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
*sigh* Yeah, I know. I really need to finish my fan project before all the official guys take ALL my ideas, lol.
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pandaoverload Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Very creative mod :D
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Thanks for the fave and compliment!

I'm kinda sad now though because I just learned that Katoki will be designing a new Epyon for the new book. Makes my design sorta pointless, lol.
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thekillerpaintbrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
thats fantastic.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Thanks!
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I dig that defense rod.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Yeah, I was hoping to make it look slightly more dangerous than your average super-heated metal whip. You can see what it really does in the Kai-tan pic. Thanks for the fave and comment. =o
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh yes, the segments separate into energy-linked bits. I wonder how long it can extend without breaking though.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
It extends about 400ft at max. That's about 7 or 8 times the MS height. You could technically launch them out a little longer, but the connection becomes too weak, and the segments act individually instead of in tandem. I'm actually going to use the defenser rod to do a special trick, but unfortunately, it doesn't happen until the penultimate episode of The Sword, and I could be writing that more than 10 years from now, lol.
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow now that's something. Weaker connection would mean a less visible link right? I can visualize confusing the enemy with that.

But wow, ten years sure is quite a long way to finish you fan fic. :wow:
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
With a weaker connection, a blade segment can't work with the other ones to act as a whip. Without that, the weapon really loses its attack style. By itself, a segment is really just a knife floating around by itself without the ability to strike as hard as a whip would.

Yeah, by now I've already been working on it for 10 or 11 years, and I suppose at my rate of advance it could take that much longer. It's barely gotten off the ground, lol, but I just can't get it out of my head.
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So basically, overly extended segments can fall off? Anyway, are you gonna do the MA mode?
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I think I probably won't do the MA mode. It transforms the same as the original Epyon, and I've got too many other projects to work on to spend time on something so minuscule. Maybe if I'm randomly inspired to complete it in the future....

They don't "fall off" but they are too far away to attract the other segments. Literally like if two magnets are too far apart they can't really feel each other's magnetic fields. If the segments don't have this "connection" they can't act as a whip and basically are just a random assortment of floating blades. Not quite as useful.
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Abyssal-Berserker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
oh and this reminds a little of white glint. :D
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Really? Glint is nearly all white with some black accents whereas this Epyon has a lot of grays on it. I guess they're similar enough.
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Abyssal-Berserker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
i meant the design but you have a point as well. oh I also looked at your strayed unit it's pretty awesome, I can't wait to get a PS3 so I can get AC4A and rebuild nemesis zero again.
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Abyssal-Berserker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
does this version of epyon still have the mobil armor mode transformation?
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Yes, it still transforms. I just haven't drawn the diagram. The transformation is exactly the same as the old version, so I don't really see much point in drawing that over again.

Thanks for the other faves, also. =o
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Abyssal-Berserker Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010   General Artist
I've sen revamps of epyon that annexed the MA mode so that's why I asked.
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cozzybob Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Nice detail!
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thanks for the fave! =o
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Deathraven666 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Nice, it kinda sounds like the stuff that I wrote about a long time ago lol
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WANDERINGJD Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Very nice.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Thanks for the faves. =o
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WANDERINGJD Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
no problem i've always wondered what epyon would look like in the original gundam colors though.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
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I had someone recolor it for you. He goes by Bryant Morlirse on mechatalk. I hope you enjoy it.
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WANDERINGJD Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
That is so far beyond epic it's legendary.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Great. I'll let Bryant know that you liked it. =o
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WANDERINGJD Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
cool thanks
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Epyon just doesn't look right in white >.< overall pretty neat build you have there.
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Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
lol.

Looks fine to me, but apparently nobody likes it. Eh, well, it's my story, so screw them. =o I could make it radioactive orange and purple if I wanted.

Thanks for taking a look.
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CrashLegacy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
lol. It's just that from the suits I've seen colored the majority of them are white. hum...maybe you should go with a few sades darker grays to reference Millardo's past as antagonist/rival.
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