TT Hongli 1/144 – GN-001 EXIA
Gundam Exia is the mobile suit featured in seasons 1-2 of Mobile Suit Gundam 00. The unit is piloted by Setsuna F. Seiei.
Exia derives from Exusia and/or Exousia, the biblical Greek word for the power of choice and/or authority.
Exia, also known as the Gundam of Seven Swords is the close quarters combat specialist of Celestial Being’s armed intervention team consiting of Dynames, Kyrios, and Virtue/Nadleeh. Although Exia and Dynames are closely related designs, the final results are worlds appart. The Gundam that would eventually fall to Setsuna F. Seiei was built to be the tip of Celestial Being’s spear. While its fellows operate in primarily supporting roles, Exia takes the fight to enemy. Setsuna would repeatedly use the speed and stealth granted by the GN Drive to rapidly close with and decimate enemy forces.
Speed and stealth would be useless without offense. To that end, Exia carries the Seven Sword System. A mix of seven different melee weapon systems. The GN Sword’s rifle mode provides Exia with a single mid-range, mid-power weapon. The overall performance is comparable to Dyanmes’ GN Pistols. GN Vulcans on each wrist can be used for point defense or to engage soft targets. The rest of Exia’s weapons are pure melee. Small beam blades, GN Beam Daggers are used as throwing weapons or when an enemy gets too close for anything else. Virtually weightless GN Beam Sabers allow Exia to match faster oppoents, who might otherwise evade a physical blade.
The true reason for Exia’s creation is the GN Long Sword, GN Short Sword, and the GN Sword/Rifle. Physical blades coupled with a layer of GN Particles along the cutting surface(s) are almost as devastating as a beam blade. Despite their anachronistic nature, these weapons are critical to Aeolia Schenberg’s overall plan: he foresaw the day when his GN technology would fall into the hands of those who would use it for selfish ends. In preperation for that day he ordered the creation of Exia and its three GN Particle-charged physical blades, which were made specifically to cleave through a GN Field.
Setsuna was educated in combat by Ali Al-Saachez (trained in a unidentified form of martial arts), training reflected in Exia’s combat style. When facing overwhelming numbers and firepower such as the GN-X, Exia can dock with the GNR-001 GN Arms to drastically enhance its firepower, or use its Trans-Am System to increase its speed far beyond anything that can match it.
Two Days days ago I sent Exia Gundam Plastic model to my girlfriend. I know it’s kind of boys toy but I still hope she like my this gift.