The MSA-005 Methuss is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam and is a transformable mobile suit briefly featured in The Knights of the Multiverse, seen only in the Mini-Series. In Season 2, it was upgraded by the EDC into the Methuss Kai.
The Methuss was the first true transformable mobile suit produced by Anaheim Electronics for the AEUG under their "Project Zeta". It served as a testbed for the transformation structure and the gathered data was later used in the development of MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam and the MSZ-008 ZII. Like the Zeta, the Methuss was very fast and agile in mobile armor mode. However as a prototype unit, it was only armed with two arm beam guns and six beam sabers. Despite being a prototype, the Methuss was still assigned to the AEUG flagship Argama and used first by Reccoa Londe in UC 0087. Afterwards, it was assigned to young pilot trainee Fa Yuiry. As she wasn't a terribly good pilot, the Methuss was often heavily damaged, but it turned out to be easy and quick to repair so it would be ready for the next engagement.
The original Methuss only appeared briefly in the mini-series.
Season 2 & Season 3 Edit
See Methuss Kai
The Methuss is capable of transforming into a space fighter-like mobile armor form, and it's quite fast and agile in this form. However, its mobile suit mode is lacking in combat abilities, as its weaponry is limited to the pair of beam guns on its forearms.
- Arm Beam Gun
The Methuss has one beam gun stored in each forearm, which flip forward when in use, and are powered directly by the Methuss' generator. The particle beam fired from the weapon can penetrate any armor not treated with specific counter-measures. It can also flip forward when in Mobile Armor mode.
- Beam Saber
Standard beam saber. The Methuss has six beam sabers (three stored in each leg) and they can emit an alternate axe-shaped beam blade each.