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SXP-05 DraNU and Shinn by tgcsilver SXP-05 DraNU and Shinn by tgcsilver
The last in my line of fan-made SXP Mobile Suits.

The DraNU is the ultimate realization of Mobile Suits that can compete on the same level as a Gundam without actually being a Gundam. (I'm tired of Gundam-vs-Gundam fights and miss the days of Wing vs Tallgeese and the like). It is capable of transforming into a mobile armor and boasts an impressive array of weapons that allow it to adapt to almost any situation. It also incorporates Flexible Frame technology, which allows it a greater range of motion than most Mobile Suits.

The DraNU was the only unit of the SXP line that was not stolen by anti-ZAFT rebels. It is Shinn Asuka's best hope of defeating the Storm Gundam and its pilot, Ken Eneas.

In the story I envision, Shinn is a little older but still angry. As the PLANTs fall into civil war, Shinn and other FAITH members are reorganized by the PLANT supreme council. No longer detached from the command structure, FAITH members can now circumvent the chain of command and assume leadership of ZAFT forces in almost any situation. FAITH is now a unique rank with its own uniform.

During an anti-ZAFT riot, Shinn was forced to fire upon the crowd using his Mobile Suit. The horror at his own actions, and anger at those who have thrown the PLANTs into chaos, has set Shinn back on the dark road that nearly consumed him in the SEED Destiny series. It hasn't helped that his lover Lunamaria and his friend Athrun have joined an anti-ZAFT rebellion, leaving Shinn alone and unsupported. His anger may doom himself and his fellow Coordinators.
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odinatra Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
So Shinn has to get screwed again. Great. Because his treatment in series wasn't enough.
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Very cool mobile suit design! How did ya come up with the name DraNu? Also, I agree that while Gundam vs Gundam fights can be really cool and that its neat to see multiple variations of the Gundam, that it gets a little old if there aren't other mobile suits and armors out there who can give Gundams a proper run for their money. The original Gundam series, Gundam Wing, Zeta Gundam, and Gundam 00 all have mobile suits that can fight Gundams on a level playing field and those series are better off for them (would love to see the Tallgeese make a comeback ).

BTW, how does Flexible Frame technology work? Is it anything like the Phase Shift and Trans Shift armor used by the Gundams?
DarthDespario Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice. i like the colors for the uniform.
CrescentRaven Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Don't forget, kira is a crybaby too, before that 'awakening'

anyways very nice stuff, it increase my urge to learn colouring tools of photoshop, which i still dont have the slightest idea of using
Aranthi-Evenstar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I hate Shinn with a burning fury, that whiny little crybaby was nasty to Athrun. :cough: Anyways, this is well done, I really like the mobile suit and the colouring. The background is well-done too!
tgcsilver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I know how you feel. I was frustrated that the SEED Destiny writers didn't have Shinn come to terms with his anger or his relationships with Athrun and the Freedom Gundam. His character was lost in the unraveling plot.

That's why I chose to include him in my story as the main character's rival. I like to see him working through his issues.
Aranthi-Evenstar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
They definitely could have given him more depth, he was just there and kind of emo about everything. I didn't like Destiny in general as much as I liked SEED. Good luck with saving his image. ^^
wolfiexanime Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Yeah i agree, i liked SEED much better then destiny... and i stopped liking shinn the first few episodes...and then i began hating him, he was mean to athrun, cagalli, and...was just plain annoying and emo.
Ventus-kira Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Well losing your family and homeland right in front of your eyes will make you a little emo and let's not forget he lost Stella too...wait he helped lead her to her death without knowing (he sliced the destroy gundam's cockpit open) but at least he had a heart just didn't show it all that much and it was implied that he came to friendly terms with Kira and everyone else...he still hated Orb...but still thats something
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November 25, 2007
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