Kidou Senshi Gundam 00 S2, Arios wasn't launched at first with it's pilot. The unit's operator, Allelujah Haptism, was captured by the Federation, only to be rescued by the Celestial Being's blitz attack on the prison. Arios was deployed to rendevous with Hallelujah to facilitate his escape and to return as a Gundam Meister.
Arios, the successor of Kyrios, is the next generation of gundams to come. A combat support type, it weaves around the field in search of targets. Able to handle close-combat missions as well as solo and stealth missions, it is a very versatile gundam in the battlefield.
Unit Designclaws" located on the shoulder of the unit.
Similar to Kyrios which has it's left hand full with the pincer claw shield, this feature has been transferred to the shoulder parts. Will explain in greater detail in a the Weaponry section.
However, it still retains its sharp design, having many sharp edges and an ariel design. The head of the unit has 4 'horns' compared to other gundams, another interesting design. Other than that, it has "GN Drives" (or a more compact version as it doesn't have a huge solar drive) placed at the both leg units.
Weaponry System.GN Twin Beam Rifle II. Supporting 2 barrels, it fires at an amazing rate with condensed GN particles.
Also, at some point of time, it was later equipped with another, supporting 2 beam rifles.
2 GN Sub-Machine Guns under the forearm unit of Arios. These 2 weapons are entirely new to the Gundam 00 universe as they prove to be the other main weapon Arios uses. And it has changed the way Arios moves and fights, no longer relying on a hand-held weapon. One thing for sure, it has surpassed the firing rate of the GN Twin Beam Rifle it has, giving the unit lethal speed to fit this type of mobile suit.
GN Sabers at the leg units. However, Allelujah prefers to utilize energy weapons rather than saber as they are hardly seen.
lacking defense, its speed and agility makes up for this weak point.
Kyrios previously had the GN Shield which had taken up the left hand. Now, the Kyrios has the same concept, GN Beam Shield, installed in the fighter mode. When in flight mode, it is able to deploy its claw-like pincers onto the enemy, clamping down on the hull of the mobile suit, either taking them away from the battle zone or tearing them apart with its GN particle infused pincer.
Super Soilder, thanks to the head injury preventing Hallelujah, his alter ego, to awaken in the previous season's operation.
The GNR-101A GN Archer.
GNR-101A Archer Arios.
This new unit also functions as a GN Tail Booster, powering up the Arios for more speed, more firepower and more maneuverability.
However, I'll leave that to another post for more in depth details.
GN-007GNHW/M Arios Gundam.
Read here to know more about the HW (Heavy Weapons) version.
Next gundam post; GN-008 Seravee Gundam
Look forward to it~!