Neil Baumgardner (nbaumgardner@phillips.com)
Sat, 02 Oct 1999 11:49:08 -0400


Nightingale wrote:

> Actually, the whereabout of Char and Haman after
> "0083" is disclosed in "New MS Senki: Mobile Suit
> Gundam Short Story Collection" (published by Dengeki
> Comics, Japan), a one-volume collection of Gundam
> comic series written and drawn by the famous Kazuhisa
> Kondo. In the short story "Jupiter (Zeus) in Operation
> Titan U.C. 0083", a team of Federal Force (Titans) MS
> made a surprise attack at a (Axis) Zeon's secret
> mining base on Jupiter's satellite, Ganymede. The
> Fed's MS were swiftly wiped out by the wire-guided
> weapons fired from a Zeon newtype MS. It turns out its
> pilot is Haman Khan, testing the AMX-103P "Waiqueure",
> a newtype-use prototype MS and a testbed for the
> eventual AMX-103 "Hama Hama" that appeared in "ZZ
> Gundam". Haman was accompanied and tutored,
> Lalah-style, by none other than Char, who was piloting
> MS15plus "Gyan EX" (an advanced version of YMS-15
> "Gyan", and a precede model for Neo-Zeon's AMX-104
> "R-Jarja"). The practice was cut short by an incoming
> "Gundam" which almost took out "Waiqueure" and Haman,
> but dispelled by Char in the last minute. Both parties
> retreated, and the "Gundam" turns out to be the 3rd
> prototype of Titan's RX-178 "Gundam mkII", piloted by
> Peptimus Scirocco, the commander of Fed's "Jupitorus"
> space transport stationed in Jupiter orbits. Scirocco
> told his colleague, "Gundam doesn't suit me at all",
> before they returned to "Jupitorus".

    Wow, I've never heard of this before. In what timeframe (months) does
this take
    place? Is this considered cannonical? This would have the Mk II
around _four_
    years before Zeta!

    Neil Baumgardner

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