The AMX-RX-066 Gundam Epyon is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and is a mobile suit featured in Knights of the Multiverse Season 2. It was created by Axis Zeon, and is piloted by Shinji Ikari. It eschews cowardly long-range weapons in favor of chivalrous close combat, though the way Shinji used it would put that mindset into question.
History[edit | edit source]
Animated Shorts[edit | edit source]
Short #5[edit | edit source]
The Epyon Gundam was 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.
Season 2[edit | edit source]
Armaments[edit | edit source]
- Epyon Claw
Mounted on the forearms, they are used as landing gear in MA Mode. In combat, they can be used to tear through enemy armor.
- Epyon Shield
A small shield mounted on the left arm, with a surface has been treated with an anti-beam coating to provide protection against beam attacks. It mounts a heat rod at the bottom.
- Heat Rod
A segmented whip-like chain housed in Epyon's shield. It can be used to trip or entangle opponents, and even cut through mobile suits when heated. A single swipe with this weapon can destroy up to three standard mobile suits at once.
- Beam Sword
The Epyon's primary weapon, it is connected directly to the suit's powerplant via a cord as opposed to running on its own internal power source. This allows the length and the intensity of the beam blade to be adjusted according to the situation, and at maximum level, it can inflict damage severe enough to destroy objects as large as battleships.
Notes[edit | edit source]
The Epyon was chosen because, aside from its awesome design, is to represent the dark path Shinji has taken, and how he's now letting his anger at how the world treated him slowly consume him. Plus, its sort of metatextual, with him taking on the appearance of a dark angel after fighting so many "Angels" in his home dimension.
Like the other Axis Gundams, the Epyon's original designation, OZ-13MS, has been changed.