What is this weapon on the Avalanche Exia'?

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DragoMaster009
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What is this weapon on the Avalanche Exia'?

Post by DragoMaster009 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:43 pm

Does anybody here know what this boomerang-shaped weapon (as seen in the following picture which the Avalanche Exia' is holding) is called or does?

https://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/GN-001/hs ... e_%27.jpeg

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Re: What is this weapon on the Avalanche Exia'?

Post by Arsarcana » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:48 pm

A gimmick variation of the GN Long/Short Blade for the Avalanche (Dash) which takes the place of the original blades. You can see the concept sketch that shows the distinctive diamond-shaped blades joined at the hilts and how it became the 'Dash' version.

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Re: What is this weapon on the Avalanche Exia'?

Post by SonicSP » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:43 am

I’ve never seen this weapon before. Interesting and definitely more practical for an “Attack-Use” unit like the Avalanche I guess that needs to go in quickly than the smaller and harder to reach GN Blades.

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Re: What is this weapon on the Avalanche Exia'?

Post by E08 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:53 am

A bit late here, but better late than never... Based on the text in the picture, Kanetake Ebikawa designed the weapon because he feels that Exia’s normal weaponry seems measly/weak? during the Avalanche Exia’ form.

Anyway this weapon will be included with the upcoming option set for Metal Build Astraea Type F with a slight tweak, and is known as ‘GN Twin Broad Blade’. If I translate the info in the above link correctly, the backstory is roughly that Ian originally designed the weapon for Exia’s use, but he abandoned it mid-way. Later, Sherilyn revive the design as a weapon for Ex-Gundam Meister Fon Spaak. For Astraea Type F’s use, the new ‘GN Attachment Club’ replaces the GN Long and Short Blades concealed within the weapon.

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