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


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

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.


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
Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Thank you very much for your thoughts. =)
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
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.
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.
pandaoverload Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Very creative mod :D
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.
thekillerpaintbrush Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
thats fantastic.
Seraphiczero Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I dig that defense rod.
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