Bandai Gundam 00 1/100 GN-001 Gundam Exia The GN-001 Gundam Exia (????????, GN-001 Gundam Exia?) is a fictitious humanoid weapon, the protagonist mobile suit of the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam 00. Sporting hand manipulators capable of complex motion and the set of armaments known as the "Seven Swords" System, it is best-suited for melee combat. The name Exia is derived from exousia, the Greek name for Authorities. The Exia's appearance is relatively unique for a Gundam unit within the overall metaseries, as it lacks a number of the key signature features. It does not, for example, possess vents in the mouthplate area, and the head is (to some extent) spherical, deviating from the typical "boxy" style. As in the head design of the Victory Gundam line, the blades of the Exia's forehead V-fin do not join at any special protrusion. There is a dark green diamond-shaped "search eye" between the blades. Similar devices feature in a number of 90's mobile suit concepts -- notably, the Wing Gundam Zero, the Wing Gundam, and the Gundam X. The following is a list of the standard armaments equipped upon the Exia. Seven Swords System: GN Sword / Rifle A solid blade attached to a miniature forearm shield, which serves as the Exia's primary weapon -- the longest blade amongst the Seven Swords. The cutting edge is lined with GN particles, allowing it to easily split MS armor. The sword can be vertically folded along the forearm, exposing the muzzle of a short-range, high-speed beam rifle concealed behind the shield. A single shot can destroy a conventional enemy unit, though the rifle appears to be inaccurate. Seven Swords System: GN Long Blade & Short Blade A pair of solid blades differing in length, securable when not in use to rotatable, cylindrical docks that extend from either hip joint of the Exia -- the Long Blade goes on the left. Blade bodies are lined with GN particles to increase the effectiveness of armor-cutting, and appear to possess sonic functionality. Normally used in dual wield. Ian Vasty claims that the blades can slice through 3 meters of E-Carbon without a problem. Seven Swords System: GN Beam Saber & Beam Dagger The Exia has a total of four beam sabers: two of standard length, mounted behind either shoulder; and two beam daggers, mounted upon docks behind the waist that can be rotated upwards and outwards. GN Vulcan Cannon A small beam-based vulcan cannon, built into the Exia's forearms. As all of its capabilities are inferior to that of the GN Sword - Rifle Mode, it is used primarily for threatening and limiting enemy movement. GN Shield Defensive equipment composed of durable E-Carbon, superior to the armor class of conventional mobile weapons and extremely difficult to destroy. As the Exia is designed for close-quarters combat, the shield it's equipped with is relatively small and light-weight. Both ends of the shield are bladed and of sufficient consistency to be used as a piercing weapon. Normally docked to a socket in the left forearm.