‘Gundam’: 20 Strongest Mecha Suits Ranked

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The World of Gundam is probably the best mecha anime you’ll see. It is the embodiment of the genre, and if you’re a fan of mecha, Gundam is the absolute must-watch series for you. This list is going to contain a total of 20 strongest mecha suits from Gundam. You probably know by now that the Gundam series is large and diverse, which means that we had a variety of suits to choose from, which made our job that much more difficult.

20. RGM-79SP GM Sniper II

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The GM Sniper II is an advanced mobile suit developed by the Federation during the One-Year War, stemming from the GM Sniper program. It builds on the GM Command series and the RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom, emphasizing high performance and long-range capabilities. Equipped with a special head visor featuring integrated sensors, laser sensors, zoom cameras, and image stabilizers, the GM Sniper II excels in precise long-range targeting. The visor, along with the head unit’s radiators, minimizes noise and enhances the sniper’s effectiveness, making it one of the Federation’s cutting-edge developments near the end of the war.

19. JMA-0530 (Model U) Wodom

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The JMA-0530 Wodom, or “Walking Dome,” is a formidable mobile anti-ship combat suit utilized by the Dianna Counter Forces. Its head functions as a generator and weapons block, featuring small missile launchers, anti-aircraft volcanoes, and a specialized ray gun for anti-ship purposes. The detachable head block can fly independently, equipped with large missiles, while the Wodom’s impressive 40-meter height enhances its effectiveness in close-range combat. The nano-skin provides excellent armor protection, and the spacious cockpit, located in the lower back, sets it apart from other mobile suits.

18. RMS-108 Marasai

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The RMS-108 Marasai, developed by combining Zeon design principles with Earth Federation technologies post-One-Year War, boasts advanced features like a movable frame, Gundarium alloy armor, increased sensor range, acceleration, and a potent Minovsky-type fusion reactor. Lighter than the RMS-106 Hizack, it excels in atmospheric flight for short durations. Despite having fewer weapon options than the Hizack, it compensates with advanced beam weapons, eschewing older Zaku weaponry.

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17. SVMS-01 Union Flag

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The Union Flag, the successor to the VMS-15 Union Realdo, is a mass-produced Union mobile suit in 2307 with a new design concept. Distinguished by a model number reset to “01,” it represented a new generation of versatile mobile suits and served as a benchmark for the AEU-09 AEU Enact development. The Flag, similar to its predecessor, seamlessly switches between humanoid MS mode and fighter flight mode, with flight mode emphasizing global deployment for the Union’s role as the “police of the world.”

16. RGM-89 Jegan

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The Jegan 0089, a cutting-edge mobile suit used by Earth Federation forces, originated from the RGM-79 GM line and was supplied by Anaheim Electronics (AE) instead of being designed in-house. Combining the expertise of the Earth Federation Forces’ GM series with AE’s development technologies, the Jegan outperforms the RGM-86R GM III, boasting composite armor and enhanced productivity, mission capability, and versatility. As the “next generation standard MS,” it has been a cornerstone of MS strength, with various variants developed, including the original Jegan referred to as the “Jegan Type-A.”

15. The RX-78 Gundam

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The prototype Gundam RX-78-1, developed as part of Operation V at Jaburo’s military headquarters, marked the beginning of the RX-78 series. Differing from other Operation V mobile suits, it prioritized close combat over raw firepower, resembling the speed-focused approach of the MS-06 Zaku II from the Principality of Zeon. The design incorporated features such as weight reduction, cooling units for space combat, and a heat-resistant terrain system for atmospheric entry.

14. Zudah Gundam

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During the Zeon race for superior mobile suits, Zimmad’s EMS-04 Zudah stood out with an exceptional engine featuring unprecedented thrust and acceleration, including a prototype Jupiter engine based on their Mercury engine. Despite its limitations, such as overloading and breaking when pushed too hard, the data from Zudah’s flaws contributed to the development of the renowned YMS-05 Zaku by Zeonic Company. The Zudah was later reintroduced as EMS-10 with minor enhancements and cosmetic changes.

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13. GF13-049NM Tequila Gundam (Spike Gundam)

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The Tequila Gundam, representing Neo Mexico, is an amphibious mobile fighter designed for underwater combat. It utilizes a rotating fan in its hat-like structure to create a potent vortex, luring enemies into the water. While defensively modest, it can deflect attacks with reinforced shoulder and forearm armor and in the Super-Class! Mobile Fighter G Gundam manga, it demonstrates the ability to launch spikes from its right shoulder armor.

12. MSM-08 Zogok

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The Zogok, a prototype amphibious mobile suit with enhanced close combat features, was developed during the One Year War as part of the “Ag-series” for the Earth Federation’s invasion of Jaburo. Unlike its predecessor, the MSM-07 Z’Gok, the Zogok lacks firearms but excels in melee combat with extendable arms for punches and boomerang cutters. Designed for stealth, its weaponry minimizes light and heat emission to enhance infiltration capabilities, although its primary focus is on ground combat despite being amphibious.

11. ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam

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The Freedom Gundam, part of ZAFT’s Gundam ZGMF-X series, incorporates technology from captured Alliance Gundams. It features a ray gun and can enter ‘full burst mode’ when deploying its last three weapons simultaneously. Capable of atmospheric flight with wings in ‘HiMAT’ mode, it boasts advanced targeting through the Multi Lock-On System, earning a reputation as a mobile suit killer. However, its high performance demands a responsive and spatially aware pilot due to the complexity of its control system.

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10. RX-78NT-1 Gundam “Alex”

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The RX-78NT-1 Gundam “Alex” was created by the Earth Federation for Newtypes during the One Year War, with intended pilot Amuro Ray. Developed using Amuro’s combat data, it lacked psycomm-controlled ranged weapons but focused on high maneuverability and responsiveness to harness a Newtype’s enhanced reaction speed. Test pilot Christina MacKenzie found the machine powerful, almost uncontrollable, as the Earth Federation lacked the same level of Newtype research as the Principality of Zeon.

9. ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam

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The Strike Freedom, tailored for Kira Yamato, boasts variable phase change armor and long-range weaponry, including CIWS, a multi-phase beam cannon, railguns, beam sabers, DRAGOON pods, and beam shields. Powered by the Hyper-Deuterion engine with advanced features like the Neutron Jammer Canceller and Car Lumière propulsion, its design prioritizes maneuverability over defensive armor due to Kira’s exceptional control skills, making it a formidable mobile suit in combat.

8. RX-93 ν Gundam (Nu Gundam)

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The ν Gundam, developed during the Second Neo-Zeon War in 0093, is among the most advanced mobile suits, created under Amuro Ray’s supervision at Anaheim Electronics’ Von Braun facility. Completed in a brief period, about three months, it incorporates design elements from previous Gundam types, including the RX-78-2 Gundam and MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam, and utilizes advanced technologies from various test data, ensuring versatility, operational efficiency, and long-lasting combat durability.

7. LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam (V2 Gundam)

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The Victory 2 (V2) Gundam, successor to the Victory Gundam LM312V04, was the final Gundam created by the Military League as a new symbol, retaining similarities with its predecessor, especially the Core Block System. This system featured a Core Fighter, V2 Core Fighter, that could be swiftly replaced in combat, and its components, the V2 Top Limb and V2 Bottom Limb, could combine with the Core Fighter to form the V2 Top Fighter or V2 Bottom Fighter.

6. GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X

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The GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X was developed by the United Nations New Earth Mobile Suit Engineers (NUNE) using salvaged parts from the GX-9900 Gundam X, previously used by Jamil Neate in the 7th Space War. The new mobile suit featured an enhanced satellite system, the “Satellite System Mk-II,” with a larger reflector unit on the back and improved cooling panels on the limbs. The upgraded Canon Satellite Twin increased its destructive power significantly compared to the Gundam X.

5. XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero

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The XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero was the first “Gundam” created by five engineers who had previously developed the OZ-00MS Tallgeese. Fleeing OZ, these engineers sought to develop a more powerful mobile suit using advanced materials like “gundanium.” The result, Wing Zero, had a cutting-edge interface that pushed pilot limits, and its Neo-Bird mode allowed for fast flight, while the Twin Buster Rifle had the destructive power to annihilate a space colony in a single shot.

4. RX-0 Unicorn Gundam

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The Unicorn Gundam, part of the EFSF’s “UC Project,” is a revolutionary design with a Gundam aesthetic and an anti-Newtype system, symbolizing the eradication of Zeonism. Equipped with the “La + Program,” it became a key in the search for the Laplace Box, representing hope in the Universal Century. With advanced mobile combination technology and a frame made of Psycho Frame material, the Unicorn Gundam’s unmatched performance allows it to be controlled as an extension of the pilot’s body.

3. GF13-017NJII God Gundam

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As the successor to the Shining Gundam, the God Gundam boasts a balanced arsenal, including four Vulcan cannons for ranged combat and two automatic cannons with three barrels on its shoulders. For close combat, it wields two beam sabres and forearm spurs known as the God Slashers. The God Gundam also performs special attacks, with the Bakunetsu God Finger being a key technique, allowing it to focus energy in its hand and unleash destructive power, culminating in the Heat End technique.

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2. GNT-0000 00 Qan[T]

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The 00 Qan [T] is a fifth-generation Gundam designed specifically for Celestial Being’s first Innovator, Setsuna F. Seiei. As the latest mobile suit developed by Celestial Being, it incorporates an improved twin drive and the new quantum system. Originating from an Innovator project, its blueprints were sent by Veda to Celestial Being engineers for analysis and development, making it distinct from its predecessors, Zabanya and Harute.

1. System-∀99 ∀ Gundam (Turn A Gundam)

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The Turn A Gundam, originally designed for interstellar warfare, is powered by a DHGCP powerhouse in its abdomen, functioning as a man-made black hole. Its innovative I-Field Beam Drive system, combined with the DHGCP, allows limb movement and thrust. The Gundam’s unique design features a hollow chest and legs, housing various weapons and propulsion systems, while its armor is coated with self-healing nanomachines called “nanoskin.”

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