Z-01Z Lancelot Albion
Knight of Zero Dedicated Knightmare Ninth Generation Knightmare Frame
Design and Development Edit
Its design differs radically from its predecessors, featuring much more ornamental armor while the head unit is slightly larger. It maintains its previous armament and defenses, but enhanced. The shields are larger and it carries a pair of double-barreled Super VARIS rifles that feature a standard barrel for rapid fire, and a larger one for charged shots. The Albion's Maser Vibration Swords are also capable of defeating the Galahad's Excalibur.
The primary distinguishing feature is the Energy Wing System; the same type used on the Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements, but with three energy "feathers" instead of four. This offense, defense and propulsion system gives the Albion astounding speed and agility, as well as the ability to fire dozens of lethal energy bolts over a wide area, each one capable of destroying a Knightmare in a single hit. Besides the improved performance, the wings are also used to envelope the Albion in a protective, full-body energy shield. In the last episode, it is hinted that a cockpit ejection system might have been built into it.
Operational History Edit
The Lancelot Albion makes its combat debut during the attempted uprising against Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia, led by the Knights of the Round. The Albion's superior capabilities allow Suzaku to make short work of the opposition; with the exception of Gino Weinberg, whose Tristan was only knocked out of the fight. It is later involved with Emperor Lelouch's kidnapping of the U.F.N. members, giving him cover as he set his plan in motion. The Lancelot Albion wages its final battle over Mt. Fuji, between the Black Knights and Emperor Lelouch; during the battle, Suzaku is confronted by Kyoshiro Tohdoh in his Zangetsu; he fights diligently against the Albion, but his Knightmare is simply no match for it. Tohdoh is soon forced to eject, as the Zangetsu receives a devastating hit.
After a brief interruption from Tamaki; Suzaku, Lelouch, and a small group of Knightmares head for the Damocles with the intent of boarding it. Using the F.L.E.I.J.A. eliminator, the Albion is able to halt the firing of the Damocles' F.L.E.I.J.A. warheads, with most of the group breaking through the aerial fortresses' Blaze Luminous shield. The group makes it inside, before being ambushed by Gino in his rebuilt Tristan Divider; the escorting Knightmares and Lelouch's Shinkirō being destroyed in the process.
Suzaku duels with Gino, eventually besting him in combat, but not before he manages to open up the Damocles' shield, allowing Kallen in the Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements-Type to take over. They clash repeatedly, before finally ending up in a stalemate. The Lancelot Albion takes a critical blow to the chest and is destroyed in an explosion, while the Guren loses its arms and head in free-fall.
- Blaze Luminous System
- Energy Wing propulsion system
- Landspinner propulsion system
- Cockpit Ejection System
- 4x Slash Harkens (2x Arm-mounted and 2x Hip-mounted)
- 2x Wing-mounted Blaze Luminous MVS Particle Shields (can fire large deadly blasts of green-colored lasers)
- 2x Maser Vibration Swords (MVS)
- 2x Super V.A.R.I.S. (Variable Ammunition Repulsion Impact Spitfire/Hadron Cannon) Rifles
- Albion is the oldest name for the island of Great Britain