The XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero (aka Wing Zero, with the Endless Waltz version commonly referred to as Wing Zero (EW) or Wing Zero Custom) is a mobile suit featured in the anime Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and its sequel OVA/movie Endless Waltz. Though it was originally piloted by Quatre Raberba Winner, and had several more pilots during its existence, the Gundam was most famously piloted by Heero Yuy.
Technology & Combat Characteristics
Wing Gundam Zero (TV Version)
Wing Zero was designed by the five Gundam Scientists fifteen years prior to the events of the Eve Wars. It is the ancestor of the five Operation Meteor Gundams (Wing, Deathscythe, Heavyarms, Sandrock, and Shenlong). Designed with “Perfect Victory” in mind, it boasts exceptional abilities and is one of the two suits which utilize the ZERO System (the other being the Gundam Epyon), but because of this dangerous mental interface, it was ultimately never constructed by the scientists. The plans remained hidden away until Quatre desperately built it to carry out his revenge following his father’s death.
Unlike the Gundams based on its design, Wing Zero was built to be capable of both ground and space combat from the beginning. Like the Wing Gundam, it can transform into a high-speed flight mode dubbed “Neo-Bird Mode.” Its signature twin buster rifle has more than twice the output of the Wing Gundam’s buster rifle, giving it enough power to destroy an entire space colony or resource satellite in a single shot. It features hidden thrusters in the shoulder armor that are revealed when the armor splits open. The feet also house powerful thrusters to give the Neo-Bird Mode high speed.
Wing Gundam Proto Zero (Glory of the Losers manga) & Wing Gundam Zero ver. EW
In the Glory of the Losers manga, the initial form of Wing Zero is depicted as the Wing Gundam Proto Zero, which is Hajime Katoki’s minor redesign of the TV version. The Wing Gundam Proto Zero has the same abilities and weapons as the TV Version. It is severely damaged in a battle with the Gundam Deathscythe Hell, and rebuilt by Howard into the angel-winged Wing Zero from Endless Waltz; with the wings originating from the Tallgeese Flugel.
The Wing Zero ver. EW possesses four angelic wings lined with many thrusters, which also contribute to the AMBAC of the Gundam in space. The two large main wings can double as shields in combat and serve as heat shields for atmospheric re-entry, while the smaller sub-wings are mainly for propulsion and house the beam sabers. Even if the main wings are lost, the suit’s mobility and flight capabilities will not be affected much as the sub-wings can compensate for their loss.
This version of the Wing Zero also features the Zero Frame, a unique inner frame that has all the functions of a standard mobile suit aside from armaments, armor, and propellants. This allows it to continue fighting even after losing 90% of its external armor. While the Wing Zero ver. EW in the OVA/Movie did not transform and has no shield, the Glory of the Losers manga reveals that it does have a shield and Neo-Bird Mode previously.
Make room on your workbench and set aside a chunk of time! This fabulous Master Grade version of Wing Gundam Zero (as it appeared in the Endless Waltz OVA) is as impressive in the box as it is when completed! About 270 plastic parts (all molded in colour) snap together for assembly; polycaps at the joints ensure superb flexibility. Building starts with Bandai’s world-famous “inner frame” system, designed to allow the final product to move and pose as it would in the original series; then the armour, including the wings for which the mecha was named, is attached to the frame. Included weapons are the built-in machine cannons (in the shoulders), two Beam Sabres, and the Twin Buster Rifles. A custom display stand (unassembled and unpainted) is included so you can pose the finished mecha in any number of mid-flight poses, while keeping it safe. A super-tiny scale figure (unpainted) of Hiiro Yui is included as well. Foil stickers, clear stickers, and Bandai’s very sharp dry-transfer decals, are included for adding detail to the model once built. We’ve been waiting for an affordable Master Grade kit of this very popular machine, for a very long time!!