The NZ-X1 Destroy Gundam is a mech from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny and is a transformable heavy assault mobile suit featured in Knights of the Multiverse Season 2. It was created by Axis Zeon using data they had gathered from the Psyco Gundam, and as its name implies, it was built for only one purpose: to destroy. Nearly three times as large as an average MS, it can destroy an enemy mobile suit by simply stepping on it. If that wasn't bad enough, Zeon actually had the bright idea to mass-produce it while being operated by the Mobile Doll System, with several of them showing up in the organization's invasion of Earth Prime in the later part of the season.
History[edit | edit source]
Animated Shorts[edit | edit source]
Short #5[edit | edit source]
Multiple Destroy Gundams are seen at the end of the short, with it appearing among the several other Gundams and other mobile suits created by Axis to do battle with The Knights, with many of them hovering behind the small Gundam army, with the Psyco Gundam in the middle of them, ready to destroy anything in their path.
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Weapons & Armaments[edit | edit source]
Mobile Armor Mode[edit | edit source]
- 6-tube Multipurpose Missile Launcher
Four missile launchers (with two facing the front and the rear) are mounted on the top of the backpack, they are primarily used for mobile unit interception and pure offensive barrage.
- Thermal Plasma Composite Cannon
A set of 20 beam cannons set in the circumference of the Destroy's backpack, they are capable of continuous fire for limited amounts of time, and can adjust its shooting angle by rotating its barrels while being fired. Usable in both MA and MS mode.
- High-energy Beam Cannon
A pair of twin barrel beam cannons mounted on the Destroy's backpack, they are the suit's most destructive weaponry and also have the longest attack range. They are capable of destroying anything in their path.
Mobile Suit Mode[edit | edit source]
- Detachable Arm Beam Cannon
"Inspired" by the Rocket Punches used by many Super Robots, the forearms of the Destroy Gundam can detach and serve as wireless remote controlled weaponry. They can be deployed in both MA and MS mode. The large section covering the hand contains a single beam cannon, while the hands each contain a five barrel beam gun. It is also deployed to engage fast moving targets since the Destroy's sheer size and weight result in poor mobility.
- 5-barrel Split Beam Gun
Mounted in the hands of the detachable arm beam cannons, the beam guns' multiple barrels masquerade as the Destroy's fingers. The beam guns are used for multi-directional attacks.
- Particle Beam Cannon
A high-powered beam cannon mounted on the mouth section of the Destroy's head. It can be used in conjunction with the chest-mounted Super Scylla cannons for serious destruction.
- Multi-phase Particle Beam Cannon
Based off of the original Psyco Gundam's Mega Particle Cannons, three of these cannons are mounted on the chest of the Destroy and are usable only in MS form. They can deal serious damage against most targets, and can be fired in conjunction with the particle beam cannon for maximum effect. They're strong enough to hold back even Raideen's God Voice.
Notes[edit | edit source]
The parallels between the Destroy and the Psyco Gundam are made much more apparent in this incarnation of the suit, with it being firmly established that the Psyco was used as the suit's basis, essentially making it this continuity's Psyco Gundam Mk-II. There is even a reference to the Mk-II, with one of the characters calling it "a second Psyco Gundam".