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, though only appearing mainly in the Mini-Series with a couple of appearances in Season 1.
After it was quite literally snapped in half, it's lower half would be developed into a part of the Knights' self-made mech, the Orguss, while its top half would be used by the EDC to create the Methuss Kai in Season 2.
History[edit | edit source]
Pre-Series[edit | edit source]
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. 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.
Mini-Series[edit | edit source]
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Season 2 - 3[edit | edit source]
See Methuss Kai
Armaments[edit | edit source]
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. It can also flip forward when in Mobile Armor mode.
- Beam Saber
Standard beam saber. The Methuss actually has six of them (three stored in each leg) and they can emit an alternate axe-shaped beam blade each.
Notes[edit | edit source]
The Methuss getting broken in half is actually based off of how it goes out in the original Gundam ZZ. However, KotM goes the extra mile with this event, with both halves going on to influence the creation of two other mechs in the series, whereas the original ZZ simply used it as a way to faze Fa out of the main cast.