The GAT-1001/K Slash ZAKU Phantom is a mobile suit from Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny and is a mass-produced mobile suit featured in Knights of the Multiverse Season 2. A variant of the ZAKU Phantom, using data they gathered from Axis Zeon and OZ's Mobile Doll system, they were created by LOGOS to act as cheap, easy-to-make army without the expenses of human pilots in their battles with the Crystal Knights, with the Slash Phantoms specializing in close-combat.
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- Shoulder Shield
A distinctive shield mounted on the left shoulder, leaving both hands free to hold weapons. Large enough to protect the torso, the shield has an anti-beam coating and three spikes for use in melee combat. The shield's back has hardpoints for mounting two spare magazines for the beam assault rifle. It also stores the beam tomahawk, which slides out of a slot near the top of the shield when deployed, grip first.
- Beam Tomahawk
An axe-shaped weapon that emits a curved beam blade, it is the ZAKU Warrior's primary close combat weapon and can also be thrown.
- Beam Assault Rifle
The primary ranged weaponry of the ZAKU series, this beam firearm's design emphasizes destructive power and rapid-fire capabilities. Its accuracy is lowered somewhat as a result, but the scattering of its beam shots allows for simultaneous attack of multiple targets. Unlike most beam rifles, it does not draw power from the mobile suit's battery. Instead, the rifle is powered by the energy stored in a replaceable drum-type magazine. When not in use, this weapon could be stored on the back waist armor.
- Beam Axe
The primary close combat weapon of the Slash ZAKU Phantom, the beam axe is like a pole-arm version of the beam tomahawk. It has a greater reach than the beam tomahawk and may even be greater than most beam sabers, having two beam blades at the top and a metal scythe attached to the bottom. When not in use, the beam axe will retract and is stored on the back waist armor.
- Hydra Gatling Beam Cannon
The Slash ZAKU Phantom has two MMI-M826 "Hydra" Gatling beam cannons mounted on its back that possess a very high rate of fire in exchange for weaker beams, and are mainly used for suppressive fire and for intercepting attacks. Unlike the beam rifle of the ZAKU, the Gatling beam cannons are directly powered by the suit's battery.
The ZAKUs and GOUFs were created by ZAFT in the original SEED Destiny. However in KotM, they were created by LOGOS, with the explanation of them taking "inspiration" from Zeon's old mobile suits of the same name and wanting to show off how superior the Cosmic Era's technology is compared to the Universal Century's.