The AMX-RX-023 Hyperion Gundam is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray and is a mobile suit featured in Knights of the Multiverse Season 2. It was one of Axis Zeon's first prototype Gundams.
History[edit | edit source]
Animated Shorts[edit | edit source]
Short #5[edit | edit source]
The Hyperion 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]
- Vulcan Guns
The Hyperion Gundam has the normal set of two Vulcan guns mounted in the head unit.
- Beam Knife
For close combat, the Hyperion features five Beam Knives. One is stored on each limb and the last on the sub-machine gun. The knives are powered by their own independent batteries and can thus be also used as throwing weapons. After the Hyperion Unit 1 is upgraded, the beam knife can be attached to an energy cable linked to the nuclear reactor for unlimited operation time.
- Beam Sub-machine Gun
The main ranged combat weapon of the Hyperion, the beam sub-machine gun's battery is stored in a "clip" which can be quickly and easily replaced. While its shots are weaker than those of standard beam rifles, its rate of fire is much greater. It also has a Beam Knife mounted below the sensor, allowing the unit to engage in close combat quickly without changing weapons and can also be ejected to hit incoming enemy unit.
- Beam Cannons
The Hyperion's strongest weapons, it has two beam cannons mounted in the backpack binders and fold over the shoulders when in use. They are powered by their own batteries, which are ejected after each shot.
- Mono-phase Lightwave Shield
The Hyperion's main feature is the Mono-phase Lightwave Shield. It has 7 shield emitters in total; 1 on each arm, 1 on the back of the backpack and 2 on each backpack binder. The arm-mounted emitters can generate triangular beam shields, and the backpack-mounted units can project an energy barrier similar to the "Umbrella of Artemis" that completely surrounds and protect the mobile suit when they are used together. However, this barrier can only last for 5 minutes due to its heavy energy consumption, but this limit is removed for Hyperion Unit 1 after the upgrade as the suit now has infinite energy.
The Hyperion itself can attack through the lightwave shield, including throwing its beam knife. The beam emitted by the lightwave shield can also take on other shapes and be used as an offensive weapon capable of penetrating other lightwave barriers, positron barriers and possibly beam shields. The latter two are in fact developed based on the lightwave barrier. Lightwave barriers aren't without weakness however, as weapons with anti-beam properties are known to be able to penetrate it.
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