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Knightmare Frames(ナイトメアフレーム, Naitomea Furēmu?), (Knightmare being a combination of the words "knight" and "mare", meaning a knight's steed which he rides out onto the battlefield; Frame being the civilian word for bipedal machines and also signifying its human body-like design) are robotic combat machines intended as a replacement for main battle tanks and other conventional land warfare vehicles. Currently, the Britannian Empire and Japan are the only two countries capable of producing true Knightmare Frames; Britannia because it was the inventor and producer of said machines, and Japan because its former military and war industry survived the invasion almost intact. Frame development of other countries are mostly still in their infancy.

Introduction
Developed by the Holy Britannia Empire, the Knightmare Frames are manned, humanoid weapons that have partially replaced the practically obsolete main battle tanks. Verbally, the name sounds like nightmare but in spelling, it refers to a knight's mare. The current fleet of Britannian Knightmare Frames uses the Royal Panzer Infantry (RPI) model series designation.

First used in actual combat during Britannia's invasion of Japan, the Knightmare Frames feature self-propelled roller skate systems christened 'Landspinners', allowing them to achieve high mobility and speeds, and gain superiority on modern battlefields. Equipped with a sophisticated 'Factsphere' open sensor camera on the head or torso to gather visual, these combat vehicles are powered by a new source called the Yggdrasil Drive. Later models now incorporate nuclei made of Coalminus-rich Sakuradite, a material now paramount in superconductivity technology.

The cockpit, which is set in the protruding 'hump back' and protected by the thick chest, can be ejected in case of emergency. Equipped with parachutes, they enable a pilot to evacuate a disabled or exploding Knightmare Frame, thereby increasing the average lifespan of a soldier on the battlefield and decreasing the number of casualties. The overseeing General(s) are notified on their battlefield over map when a pilot has ejected. Additionally, a "signal lost" indicates a frame's premature destruction or incapacitation before a successful eject.

A Knightmare Frame's main standard weapons are handheld rifles, shoulder or wrist-mounted Slash Harkens (wired rocket anchors), Stun Tonfas, lances and air burst hand grenades.

History
The history of Knightmare Frames is roughly divided in four Ages, which mark the birth of a new kind of weapon platform and its evolution into a full-fledged combat system

First Age: Infancy
The First Age saw the creation of 'emergency survival cockpits' for conventional vehicles like Main Battle Tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers. Equipped with rocket engines to fly the crew away from the wreck, the contraptions were soon equipped with artificial legs to allow greater mobility. Limited room inside the said tanks and other vehicles however restricted the number of legs to two. Although unarmed and with limited power sources, the 'walking cockpits' nevertheless sparked much interest and laid out the bases for gressorial machines

Second Age: Turning Point
Several years later, the Britannian Empire entered the Second Age by authorizing research and development (R&D) on an innovative weapon, implementing several systems that had just been created, such as:

Multipurpose manipulators
Landspinner propulsion systems
Factsphere sensors
R&D, however, only enjoyed a short lifetime and the entire project remained at trial level, as the Landspinners suffered critical jams and brutal accelerations, causing the Knightmare Frames to tumble during test trials. The manipulators were unable to handle high-precision tasks and it wasn't until the Third and Fourth Age that acceptable results were finally achieved. R&D, however, went two separate ways, namely the application of military-based robotics projects and the use of social-oriented programs. The former was assigned to a Britannian Army Special Division, the 'Special Dispatch Guidance System Division', while the latter went in the hands of a private group, the Ashford Foundation. The said company proactively implemented technologies related to training and education, enabling the entire Knightmare Frame program to make progress fluidly.

The bipedal weapon was in the meantime nicknamed 'Knightmare' by the Army but it non-offensive equipment was referred to as 'Frame' by civilians. The union of those two terms eventually gave birth to the system's current name, 'Knightmare Frame'.

Third Age: Archetype
The Third Age quickly reaped the favorable results from the Second Age and focused on making Knightmare Frames truly combat effective platforms. As such, technology fields were prioritized, with greater focus given on mobility and ordinance.

At some time, the use of superconductor elements became paramount in Knightmare Frame R&D. One material specifically gained interest: Sakuradite. The Sakuradite-rich Coalminus was observed to bring out high output yields, effectively boosting the Knightmare Frames' performances. Before long, the mineral's value had multiplied, and it had become the core of many political issues and positions, most notably Britannia's foreign and diplomatic policies.

It was also at that time that the famous Ganymede prototype, manufactured and designed by the Ashford Foundation, made its appearance. Its test pilot gained renown and was granted knighthood, before eventually getting married to the Britannian Emperor. However, the company suffered great damage when she was assassinated and started to decline. The Ashford Foundation eventually retired from its business and its employees were disbanded. The truth on the Empress' death was never truly elucidated but rumors suggest that her downfall was caused by a political feud meant to keep the rising Ashford Foundation in check.

Fourth Age: Implementation
The Fourth Age was heavily influenced by the venerable Ganymede prototype. The once experimental vehicles definitively became weapon platforms and, from earlier test results, the RPI-11 Glasgow was rolled out, first model to be truly considered combat capable. It proved its tactical and technological superiority during the invasion of Japan in 2010 A.T.B. by crushing the local army with relative ease. Its success confirmed, the Glasgow underwent many modifications and upgrades, becoming the baseline unit for the Britannian Army. Even after it became obsolete, its frame was still used as template for later generation models such as the Sutherland, the aquatic Boatman or the Gloucester. Some units are, even to this day, still used by the Knightpolice for law enforcement. Other countries and factions such as the Japanese Liberation Front even created its own variants, namely the Burai, Burai Kai and Raikou, before creating its own designs, although with highly different designs.

Knightmare Frame R&D has now reached its seventh generation, although there are few prototypes of this kind to this day. Nevertheless, upgrades and discoveries are still made every day, as now particle and wave technology are being intensively implemented in experimental weaponry.

Fifth Age: Evolution
Following the fourth generation was the fifth generation Sutherland, which kept the Glasgow's development path with a focus on improving mobility and close combat performance. The Glasgow was developed with conventional weapons such as tanks in mind, but apparently gave no consideration to fighting other Knightmare Frames. Though the Glasgow's basic technology was far from inferior, most of its success came thanks to Britannia's overwhelming power. As the success of the Glasgow lead to a worldwide boom in robotic weapon development, it became obvious that a more up-to-date approach was required.

The Sutherland's improvements to cockpit comfort and function, as well as its close combat abilities, show that the concept of robot combat was highly considered during its development. In addition to improved mobility, the refined landspinners provided the ability to pivot-turn (rotating the landspinners in opposite directions, allowing for rapid turning in place). The feedback from this technology was later returned to the Glasgow. The Second Princess Cornelia and her bodyguards make use of the Gloucester, custom machines made from the Sutherland. The remodel shows that it was not intended for anti-robot combat, but rather anti-Knightmare combat, reflecting the Chinese Federation and the EU's development of their own Knightmare Frames.

Sixth Age: Missing and Continuation
Because the Fifth Generation Sutherland and Gloucester featured similar refinements to the Knightmare Frame's technology, there was little overall innovation. As a result, the once-rapid pace of KMF development quickly slowed to a near-halt. Seeking a breakthrough, various technical trial-type machines were developed, but none produced any form of concrete results. For some time, it seemed like research into bipedal walking weapons was nothing more than wildly grasping for results. Thus, the Sixth Generation is often referred to as the "Missing Generation".

The machine that broke this stagnant period was the Seventh Generation Lancelot. Its development was handled by a key member of the Knightmare development group's applied engineering department. The OS, frame materials, and research from the First through Fifth (Sixth) Generations were all brought into line for its conception. Firstly, the frame features a differing amount of Sakuradite. Though typically used for the Yggdrasil Drive which powers KMFs, the Sakuradite is used for more than just the Coalminas core. This provides the unit with overwhelming power. Thanks to its high output, technologies such as the MVS (Maser Vibration Sword) and electromagnetic shielding could be employed. In addition to the Sakuradite dispersed throughout the frame, it is also used in the VARIS (Variable Ammunition Repulsion Impact Spitfire), with the intent of giving it the strength to survive a direct hit. This kind of rapid development completely defies the notion of general purpose and mass production units, resulting in the Lancelot being a unique machine.

At this point, there are two possible futures for KMF development. One is to take the technology introduced in the Seventh Generation and find a cheap way of introducing it into mass production machines. The other is to develop other technologies from the missing Sixth Generation to produce Seventh Generation machines other than the Lancelot. The thinking behind the technology in the Guren Nishiki and related machines could be considered "Another Seventh Generation".

Britannian Models
Lancelot

Series: Z-01
Height: 4.49m
Weight: 6890kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 4 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshu Hāken?) (wired rocket anchors)
MVS × 2 (Maser Vibration Sword (メーザー バイブレーション ソード, Mēzā Baiburēshon Sōdo×2?))
VARIS × 1 (ヴァリス, Varisu?) (specialized particle rifle) (VARIS: Variable Ammunition Repulsion Impact Spitfire)
Equipment:
MSV particle shields x 2
Harken Booster x 4
Factspheres sensor x 2 (on the chest)
Landspinner propulsion systems
Float Unit × 1 (enables flight; optional)
The Lancelot (ランスロット, Ransurotto?) is an experimental, one of a kind, Knightmare Frame developed by Lloyd Asplund and the Military Engineering Corps. This Knightmare Frame is being pilot by Suzaku Kururugi. Being the first seventh generation Knightmare Frame ever fielded, the Lancelot far exceeds the capacity of other models thanks to the heavy amount of Sakuradite scattered throughout its frame as well as in its Yggdrasil Drive, the 'Coalminas' core. As a high-performance unit, the Lancelot features a large number of experimental and innovative devices not yet found on its predecessors. Unlike the older Knightmare Frames, the Lancelot features two retractable Factspheres affixed on its chest, two forearm-mounted beam shields, as well as two Slash Harkens on its wrists and an additional two on its hips. These Slash Harkens have experimental thrusters called Harken Booster, which are installed & can improve their speed and allow them to change direction midflight. Its backborne Maser Vibration Swords (MVS) can cut through any target thanks to their high oscillation ratio, while its VARIS specialized particle rifles can adapt to any type of situation due to its adjustable projectile repulsion output. However, as it is still in development, unlike other Knightmare frames the Lancelot lacks an ejection seat. The Lancelot can also equip a backpack-like Float System, based on the same system in the Avalon and Gawain, that allows it to fly; however the power usage of the Float System is almost astronomical. The Lancelot equipped with its Float System is code-named "Lancelot Air Cavalry". The intro to Season 2 shows a new long cannon attached to the Float System which, when attached to the VARIS, can fire long-range blasts similar to the Hadron Cannon.

Glasgow

Series: RPI-11
Height: 4.24m
Weight: 7350kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Tonfa × 2 (トンファー, Tonfā?)
Stun Gun × 2 (スタンガン, Sutangan?)
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Glasgow (グラスゴー, Gurasugō?) is a fourth-generation Knightmare Frame that has actively contributed to the invasion of Japan by proving overwhelming superiority over conventional, land combat vehicles. Its hull also served as a template for Knightmare Frame research and development for later models. Now considered as outdated, the Glasgow is being quickly replaced by the newer RPI-13 Sutherland, although the civilian Knightpolice and the Japanese resistance still use modified or updated models named Burais. The Glasgow's armament array include Slash Harkens (wired hooks), tonfas and a handheld assault rifle. Kallen Stadtfeld uses a customized red Glasgow in the beginning of the series. But due to extensive use during the Shinjuku incident, it was ultimately damaged beyond repair and was replaced temporarily with a Burai.

Knight Police

Series: RPI-11
Height: 4.24m
Weight: 7350kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Machine Pistol × 1 (機械拳銃, Kikaikenju?)
Tonfa × 2 (トンファー, Tonfā?)
Knife × 1 (ナイフ, Naifu?)
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Knight Police (ナイトポリス, Naitoporisu?) is a Knightmare Frame made from retired Glasgows used by the Britannian Police Force for law enforcement activities as backup support for regular and special police units. As such, it is armed with a machine pistol instead of an assault rifle as well as a specially-made anti-Knightmare Frame combat knife.

Sutherland

Series: RPI-13
Height: 4.39m
Weight: 7480kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Giant Cannon × 1 (大型キャノン, Oogata Kyanon?)
Stun Tonfa × 2 (スタントンファ, Sutantonfā?)
Stun Gun × 1 (スタンガン, Sutangan?)
Chaos Bakurai × multiple (ケイオス爆雷, Keiosu Bakurai?, lit. Chaos depth charge)
Jousting Lance × 1
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Sutherland (サザーランド, Sazārando?) is currently the standard Knightmare Frame model for the Britannian Army, the Sutherland is a fifth-generation unit heavily based on the older RPI-11 Glasgow. It boasts improved mobility through a better application of the Landspinner systems as well as enhanced cockpit life support. It carries Stun Tonfas, Slash Harkens and handheld assault rifles.

Cecile's Sutherland unit

Series: RPI-13
Height: 4.42m
Weight: 7483kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Giant Cannon × 1 (大型キャノン, Oogata Kyanon?)
Stun Tonfa × 2 (スタントンファ, Sutantonfā?)
Stun Gun × 1 (スタンガン, Sutangan?)
Chaos Bakurai × multiple (ケイオス爆雷, Keiosu Bakurai?, lit. Chaos depth charge)
Equipment:
MSV particle shields x 2
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
Float Unit × 1 (enables flight; optional)

Knightmare developer Lloyd Asplund creates an experimental Sutherland unit code-named "Sutherland Air". This machine incorporates several technologies developed for the Z-01 Lancelot, including MSV particle shields and the Float system.

The appearance of this unit is the same as the other Sutherland Knightmare, except that it appears in a light grey armour with light orange parts.

This unit appeared near the end of season one, when Cecile held of an entire contingent of Black Knights sent to occupy Ashford Academy while helping Suzaku, who was trapped in the Gefjun Disturber with his Lancelot.

Gloucester

Series: RPI-209
Height: 4.29m
Weight: 7750kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Chaos Bakurai × multiple (ケイオス爆雷, Keiosu Bakurai?, lit. Chaos depth charge)
Jousting Lance × 1
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Fifth-generation Gloucester (グロースター, Gurōsutā?) Knightmare Frame is actually a remodeled Sutherland focused on close combat. Featuring enhanced hand-to-hand capabilities, the Gloucester is exclusively used by Princess Cornelia's royal guards and is first seen piloted by Guilford and Darlton during the conquest of Area 18. The Gloucester, as a close combat unit, uses a large jousting lance, and to further represent a medieval knight's appearance, is occasionally draped in a cape. Although normal Gloucester models are painted blue, Cornelia's aides sport a red or purple color scheme instead

Cornelia's Gloucester Unit

Series: RPI-00/SC
Height: 4.84m
Weight: 7850kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Jousting Lance × 1
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
As Princess Cornelia's personal Knightmare, the Gloucester Cornelia Unit (グロースター・コーネリア機, Gurōsutā Kōneriaki?) is a custom model featuring slight differences from the original model, namely two horn-like antenna arrays protruding from both sides of the headpiece, as well as a more ornamental waist armor . Its color is a more vibrant purple, and the cape is white instead of the usual muted dark blue-grey.

Portman

Series: RMI-13
Height: 4.69m
Weight: 5970kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Torpedo launcher x 4
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
Hydro Jet Pack
Part of the fourth generation of Knightmare Frames, the RMI-13 Portman is the first (and apparently only) amphibious Knightmare to be produced.

Based on data from the RPI-11 Glasgow, much of its outward design is made with hydrodynamics first in mind. In addition to the standard slash harkens, the Portman also mounts a set of torpedo launchers in its shoulders, and also a Hydro Jet Pack mounted on its back, primarily useable while cruising through water. Though intended to operate primarily underwater, the Portman can also be used on land, though its speed and combat skills are poor in this area.

During the battle on Shikinejima Island in episode 18 of season one, Princess Euphemia Li Britannia pilot a Portman in a failed attempt to warn Suzaku Kururugi of an incoming Britannian bombardment, aimed at wiping out the Order of the Black Knights

Gawain

Series: IFX-V301
Height: 6.57m
Weight: 14570kg
Weapons:
Hadron cannon × 2 (ハドロン砲, Hadoron hō?)
Slash Harken × 10 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems (inside its feet)
Float Unit
Gefjun Disturber
Factspheres sensor
Cockpit Ejection System x 2
Named after another Knight of the Round Table, the Gawain is a prototype Knightmare Frame that made its first appearance in episode 19. Privately developed by Prince Schneizel El Britannia, it differs significantly from most other Knightmares, in that it is much larger (150% the height and weight of the Sutherland), features a double-seater cockpit, and is capable of flight. Despite its dual cockpit, the Gawain can still be operated by a single pilot. Though it features some new technologies, it remains unknown if the Gawain possesses certain standard Knightmare features such as Factspheres and ejection seats. In terms of offensive capability, the Gawain is probably the most powerful Knightmare ever produced, owing largely to its shoulder-mounted Hadron cannons, which can emit continuous streams of destructive energy over prodigious ranges. Other than the Hadron cannons, the Gawain's only weapons are its fingertips, which are actually concealed slash harkens . The Gawain's lack of weapons belie its true function, as its advanced electronics and the experimental Druid System analysis complex mark it as a powerful commander unit. In episode 19, Zero and Kallen steal the Gawain in order to escape from the Kaminejima Island ruins, but discover that the Knightmare is incomplete in key areas, such as the Hadron cannons, which can only fire short bursts of energy. Despite the amount of new technology consequently lost, Schneizel dismisses the Gawain's theft, considering it to be a mere "experimental subject". However, the unit is perfected by the Black Knights' scientific mastermind, Laksharta, who uses the theory of Gefjun Disturber technology to gain control of the Hadron cannons' erratic firepower. As a side benefit, the Disturber's natural properties also give the Gawain a certain degree of stealth as it cannot be detected by radar. A few days later, it successfully experiences its maiden battle in Kyûshû, with C.C. handling the actual piloting while Zero operates the weapons and issues orders.

The Gawain later proves instrumental in Zero's plans during the invasion of the Tokyo Settlement. Using the Knightmare's Hadron cannons, Zero single-handedly wipes out the totality of Britannia's air support in the area. However, a subsequent battle with Cornelia does not go so well, as the Gawain was far too slow to counter and Cornelia repeatedly landed hits. The Gawain is last seen at the end of Season 1, sinking to the bottom of the sea near Kaminejima, following a kamikaze attack by C.C. on Jeremiah's powerful Siegfried Knightmare.

Seigfreid

Series: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 7 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshu Hāken?) (wired rocket anchors) (5 x large spike-type slash harken & 2 x small spike-type slash harken)
Equipment:
Float Unit
Energy Shield
Developed in secret with funding from Prince Schneizel El Britannia, the Siegfried is part of the clandestine research project Code R. Originally founded by Schneizel's late brother Clovis, Code R is dedicated to the research of individuals linked to the mysterious power known only as "Geass." The massive Siegfried, classified as a "Knight Giga Fortress" rather than a Knightmare Frame, makes use of both the latest Knightmare technology as well as data from Code R. Rather than a standard cockpit, the Siegfried uses a special system wherein the pilot's nervous system is connected directly to the machine's control system, allowing for complete mental control.

With the use of the Float System first seen on the Avalon and a number of verniers all over its body, the Siegfried boasts excellent mobility despite its size. Its only weapons are a set of seven conical slash harkens, but its tough construction and energy shields make it incredibly durable, capable of taking massive amounts of punishment without even cosmetic damage. The Siegfried's first deployment was a pure accident, as Code R test subject Jeremiah Gottwald went into a psychotic rage upon hearing the voice of terrorist leader Zero and "appropriated" the machine in order to kill him. Despite his best efforts, including dropping a building on top of it, Lelouch and his IFX-V301 Gawain were unable to stop the Siegfried. In order to allow Lelouch to deal with a more pressing emergency, his accomplice C.C. (formerly the primary test subject of Code R) offered to fight the Siegfried on her own.

The end of the battle saw both machines sinking to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, their pilots still inside.

Vincent

Series: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshu Hāken?) (wired rocket anchors)
MVS × 2 / Twin MVS x 1 (Maser Vibration Sword (メーザー バイブレーション ソード, Mēzā Baiburēshon Sōdo×2?))
Equipment:
MSV particle shields x 2 (on the elbows)
Factsphere sensor × 2 (on the shoulders)
Landspinner propulsion systems
A newly-developed mass-production Knightmare Frame based on the Z-01 Lancelot. It is introduced a year after the "Black Rebellion", the Black Knights' attempted invasion of Tokyo, and is still in the testing stages. Its mobility is comparable to the Lancelot's, but its design differs markedly from the Lancelot's. Its two Factspheres are mounted in its shoulders, its MSV particle shields are mounted on its elbows, and it has two hip-mounted slash harkens. The Vincent is introduced in season two of the series.

It has been hinted that Lelouch's younger brother, Rollo Lamperouge, might pilot this unit.

Tristan
Series: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons: unknown
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Float Unit
A seventh generation type, this is the first transforming aerial Knightmare Frame being developed. It is piloted by Knight of Three, Zino Weinberg, a new character introduced in season two of the series.

Mordred

Series: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons:
Hadron Cannon x 4
Missile Launchers
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
MSV maser shield
Float Unit
A heavy-artillery Knightmare Frame piloted by Knight of Six Anya Earlstreim, a new character introduced in season two of the series.

Unlike Suzaku's Lancelot & Zino's Tristan, this unit is much bulkier, so naturally the movement of this Knightmare is slightly slower; a tradeoff is that its armor is most likely more sturdy than either the Lancelot's or Tristan's. Its four Hadron Cannons are mounted in the shoulder armors, which can be unfolded and merge into a quad-barrel hadron cannon, providing an increase in focus and power.

Japanese Models

Burai

Series: Type-10R
Height: 4.56m
Weight: 7530kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Protector × 2 (プロテクター, Purotekutā?)
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Burai (無頼 lit.Rascal, Burai?) is remodeled version of the Glasgow manufactured by a group located in Kyoto and used by the Black Knights and the Japan Liberation Front. It is basically the same as a Glasgow, except for the head, which resembles the face of an oni (鬼, oni ?) with the addition of fang-like cheekbones and the presence of a torso-mounted machine gun for antipersonnel warfare. Its hands have also been refurbished so that they can guard, a feature totally exclusive to the Burai model and not to the original Glasgows. Lelouch piloted a customized head unit reserved, easily recognizable by its golden horns almost resembling a samurai.

Burai Kai

Series: Type-1R
Height: 4.37m
Weight: 7480kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 2 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Assault Rifle × 1 (アサルトライフル, Asarutoraifuru?)
Protector × 2 (プロテクター, Purotekutā?)
Katen Yaibatou × 1 (廻転刃刀, Katen Yaibatou?) (lit. "Revolving-Blade Sword")
Equipment:
Factspheres sensor
Landspinner propulsion systems
Cockpit Ejection System
The Burai Kai (無頼改, Burai Kai?) is an optimized version of the Type-10R Burai, solely used by the General Toudou's Japanese Liberation Front as well as his group of subordinates, the Four Holy Swords. Its distinctive feature is the increase in length of its head antennas, which now extend to the back of the torso. The Burai Kai's performance in battle has proven to be equal to Britannia's Gloucester Knightmare frames. all 5 known units were lost after the battle of Narita, presumably abandoned by Todou and the Four Holy Swords during their retreat.

Gekka

Series: Type-3F
Height: 4.45m
Weight: 7920kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 1 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Katen Yaibatou × 1 (廻転刃刀, Katen Yaibatou?) (lit. "Revolving-Blade Sword")
Seidoutou × 1 (制動刀, Seidoutou?) (lit. "Brake Sword")
Custom Hand Gun × 1 (専用ハンドガン, Sen'you handogan?)
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Chaffsmoke Dispensing system
The Gekka (月下 lit.Under the moon, Gekka?) is a new model revealed in Episode 17 and heavily based on the Guren Nishiki, but seemingly developed for mass production. Using the same motorcycle seat design, this Japanese-made Frame secretly sponsored by Kyoto 6 replaces the earlier Burai Kai and boast sixth to seventh generation technology, making them superior to Britannia's current mass production model, the Sutherland.

Using the same morphology as the Guren Nishiki, the Gekkas nevertheless no longer retain the protective helm and the Radiation Wave emitter-equipped, clawed hand. The head unit has been replaced with a monoptic model and the cannon embedded in the left arm has been replaced by an optional, fully automatic rifle capable of bringing down Knightmare Frames as well as faster objects like missiles and airborne ordnance carriers. Its primary weapon is the Katen Yaibatou, an elongated, heated chain-sword meant to shear through Knightmares with greater ease than with conventional blades.

The only five existing units seen to this day are assigned to the Four Heavenly Swords and their leader, Toudou. The Gekkas are equipped with a "Chaffsmoke" dispenser, which enables dispensing of both chaffs and literally, a smokescreen. These permits both jamming of electronic equipments and disturbance of visual tracking, allowing for relatively stealthy retreats.

Kyōshirō's Gekka Unit

Series: Type-3F
Height: 4.51m
Weight: 7925kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 1 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Katen Yaibatou × 1 (廻転刃刀, Katen Yaibatou?) (lit. "Revolving-Blade Sword")
Seidoutou × 1 (制動刀, Seidoutou?) (lit. "Brake Sword")
Custom Hand Gun × 1 (専用ハンドガン, Sen'you handogan?)
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Kyōshirō Tōdō, who has been given a customized model with two, hair-like appendages flowing from the back of the head. That particular variant sports a black paint scheme and a unique version of the Katen Yaibatou dubbed Seidoutou, mounting a Slash Harken on the butt of the handle as well as several thrusters on the back of the blade.

Kōsetsu's Gekka Unit

Series: Type-3F
Height: 4.51m
Weight: 7925kg
Weapons:
Slash Harken × 1 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Katen Yaibatou × 1 (廻転刃刀, Katen Yaibatou?) (lit. "Revolving-Blade Sword")
Seidoutou × 1 (制動刀, Seidoutou?) (lit. "Brake Sword")
Custom Hand Gun × 1 (専用ハンドガン, Sen'you handogan?)
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Another Gekka customized model, this unit is somewhat simular to the original Gekka Knightmare, & is piloted by Kōsetsu Urabe.

As the only member of the Shisei-ken group that has not been captured, Kōsetsu got his original Gekka unit upgraded & customize to match the power of Tōdō's Gekka unit. This unit now appears in a light blue coloured armor, & the chest is slightly wide then the original Gekka model, & the weapons it possess are the same model as Tōdō's.

This unit first appeared in the first episode of season 2, were the remaining Black Knight members begun an attack on Babel Tower to retrieve Lelouch/Zero.

Guren Nishiki Mk II

Series: Type-02
Height: 4.51m
Weight: 7510kg
Weapons:
Fukushahadō × 1 (輻射波動, Fukushahadō × 1? lit. radiation surge)
Slash Harken × 1 (スラッシュハーケン, Surasshuhāken?)
Custom Hand Gun × 1 (専用ハンドガン, Sen'yō handogan?)
Fork Knife × 1
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
A Knightmare Frame model designed by Indian engineer Laksharta, manufactured by Japan and built by a group located in Kyoto, the Guren Nishiki (紅蓮弐式, Guren Nishiki? lit. Crimson lotus type-02) features a different take on Knightmare Frame development, resulting in obvious differences in design and appearance with its Britannian counterparts. Despite the few similarities, the Guren Nishiki is on par with a seventh generation Knightmare Frame, a fact that is a source of pride for its manufacturers. Although equipped with devastating weaponry, the Guren Nishiki is however considered a defensive unit lacking ranged weapons. Shortly after its delivery to Tokyo, the only existing unit is given to the Order of the Black Knights.

Zero entrusted this one-of-a-kind unit to Kallen as a replacement for the Burai unit she lost during episode 09. The Guren Nishiki features a helm-like outgrowth surrounding the retractable head as well as a large, silver, clawed right hand that houses a radiation wave emitter in its palm. When in close combat, the Guren Nishiki is able to grab nearby enemies by extending its collapsible arm and disable them by unleashing short bursts of high-energy oscillations known as Fukushahadō (輻射波動, Fukushahadō? lit. radiation surge). This devastating weapon can overload an enemy Knightmare Frame with microwave-like energy and destroy it by literally frying its components.

In a battle against the Lancelot, this weapon was even shown to be capable of blocking a VARIS rifle bullet, completely stopping the shell in its tracks though the arm was damaged afterwards. The Guren's speed and strength can easily match the Lancelot. Unlike Britannian made Knightmare cockpits, the Guren Nishiki features an unconventional pilot seat, shaped in the form of a motorbike seat. Its other weapons include a short knife as well as a rapid-fire gun embedded in its left forearm.

In the second season, the Guren Nishiki gets a earlier version of the Fukushahadō (輻射波動, Fukushahadō? lit. radiation surge) right arm. Though still silver, it is slimmer and has three fingers instead of five. The intro reveals the Guren flying with the original right arm restored, possibly indicating that it will get some kind of Float System.

Others
Gaymede
Ganymede

The GanymedeSeries: unknown
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons: none
Equipment:
Landspinner propulsion systems
Developed during what would later be called the third generation of Knightmare Frames, the Ganymede is the brainchild of the rising Ashford Foundation. Created shortly before the development of the Yggdrasil drive, the Ganymede is powered by a large external battery, limiting its range and operation time. The Ganymede is a third generation knightmare frame prototype.

In spite of this, it forms the basis of practically every Knightmare Frame constructed thereafter. In large part, this is due to the effectiveness of the basic design, along with its skilled test pilot, Marianne Lamperouge. Her incredible abilities earn her the nickname "Marianne the Flash," and eventually she becomes one of the many wives of the Emperor of Britannia. However, many years later, Marianne was assassinated while at the Aries Palace deep within imperial territory. The loss of its major benefactor and former test pilot causes the Ashford Foundation to dissolve, leading to rumors that the assassination was carried out specifically to curb the rising corporation's power. At least one Ganymede (possibly the same unit used by Marianne) is retained by the Ashford family at the academy it operates in the conquered Japan, renamed as Area 11.

This Ganymede is brought out of storage once a year for an exhibition at the school festival, where it's piloted by Marianne's son Lelouch, who uses the skills learned from its operation while fighting the Britannian Empire as the masked terrorist Zero. In a.t.b. 2017, Lelouch cedes his role as the Ganymede's annual pilot to his childhood friend, Suzaku Kururugi.

Mark Nemo

Series: none
Height: unknown
Weight: unknown
Weapons:
Blonde Knife × 6 (remote wired rocket anchors)
Katana x 1
Equipment: none
The Mark Nemo which made its first appearance in the manga, Nightmare of Nunally, is an advance Knightmare Frame that was pilot by Nunnally Lamperouge. Unlike most current Knightmare Frame, The Mark Nemo does not posses a Landspinner, meaning that it can move more acrobaticly, allowing it to jump & run in high places.

The main weapon of the Mark Nemo are six remote wired rocket anchors called Blonde Knife, which is similar to either Lancelot or Gawain's Slash Harken, except that it possesses sharp blades on the end that can penatrate any Knightmare Frame and can also drill rapidly on the ground. The Blonde Knife can also move remotely either in mid-air or underground, each of them can target and destroy a Knightmare Frame while moving. Another weapon the Mark Nemo possess is a Katana, which can appear out of its arm. The Katana looks like a regular katana, but can cut almost anything, as it was seen in the manga where Nunally fought Jerimiah's Knightmare Frame and easily cut both his Jousting Lance and his Knightmare.

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The manga, Nightmare Of Nunally


I've read Nightmare of Nunally before. In the manga, Nunnally suddenly appeared in the Shinjuku Ghetto and fell down in tears. Unable to walk or see, she screamed out that she wants her brother back.

Suddenly Nemo, a strange doll like being, appeared in front of Nunnally and offered her a contract to obtain her very own Geass(in short, Nunally is the one who gets the power of Geass not Lelouch), which allows her to see the line of the future. After she has obtained her Geass she also acquires a new body and her own Knightmare Frame called the Mark Nemo.

After appearing inside the Mark Nemo, Nunnally was ecstatic that she can see and that she was no longer bound to her wheelchair. Suddenly a group of Sutherland pointed their weapons at her and threatened her to turn off her weapons and come out of her cockpit. Suddenly she sees a vision of her brother, Lelouch, being attacked and believes that they killed him. Nunnally, furious at what she saw, starts attacking the Sutherland group. Although she has never piloted a Knightmare Frame nor been in a battle she easily defeats the entire group of Sutherlands.

After hearing a report that all twelve Sutherland's were destroyed in just few minutes, the shocked Clovis decides to send in Jerimiah and his Sutherland group to intercept the unknown Knightmare Frame.

Nunnally who has seen the six Knightmares in with her new ability has already started her assault on them and destroyed four Sutherlands using her Mark Nemo's Blonde Knife from the ground. Villetta was so surprised that a wired rocket anchor would appear from the ground as no anchor from any Knightmare would perform that kind of maneuver. Annoyed by it she begins her assault on the Mark Nemo and launches her Slash Harken, but Nunnally launches her Blonde Knife on Villetta's and completely destroys her Knightmare; although simultaneously getting hit by her Slash Harken and getting pinned to the ground. With victory within his grasp, Jeremiah launches his attack from behind, but Nunnally brings out Mark Nemo's Katana and cut his Jousting Lance along with Jeremiah's Knightmare. Jeremiah was completely surprised and wonders how it knows their movements.

Nunnally explained that her Geass can read the line of the future, allowing her to know exactly what will happen before it happens. This has given Nunnally the advantage; to know what will happen on the battlefield.

With Jeremiah's group defeated & the unknown Knightmare no longer appearing on radar, Clovis's subordinates suggest withdrawal, but Clovis refusal to do so gives Mark Nemo a chance to appear in front of him with a Katana in its hand and is about to kill Clovis, but just as she is about to, Nunnally sees a paper crane and she recalls a memory with Lelouch, wishing for a world that is peaceful and Lelouch telling her that when her eyes open she will see that world. After remembering that moment, with her blade mere inches from Clovis, Nunnally decides to spare Clovis's life and tells him to leave.

After waking up in her old body, Nunnally can't believe what she has done and what she is about to do and says it is only a dream, but got a reply that it's not a dream, in front of her is another shaped girl name Nunnally who said to her that from this day on she will become her Knight.

Geass

After receiving her own Geass from Nemo, Nunnally has the ability to read 'future line', an ability similar to Precognition. Like Lelouch, a red, bird-like sigil lights up in Nunnally's left eye when the power is activated.
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gawain looks awesome luv that knightmare =D
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Gaiwain is cool it looks so strong in code geass R2
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puppypet_YukiYuki wrote:

The manga, Nightmare Of Nunally


I've read Nightmare of Nunally before. In the manga, Nunnally suddenly appeared in the Shinjuku Ghetto and fell down in tears. Unable to walk or see, she screamed out that she wants her brother back.

Suddenly Nemo, a strange doll like being, appeared in front of Nunnally and offered her a contract to obtain her very own Geass(in short, Nunally is the one who gets the power of Geass not Lelouch), which allows her to see the line of the future. After she has obtained her Geass she also acquires a new body and her own Knightmare Frame called the Mark Nemo.

After appearing inside the Mark Nemo, Nunnally was ecstatic that she can see and that she was no longer bound to her wheelchair. Suddenly a group of Sutherland pointed their weapons at her and threatened her to turn off her weapons and come out of her cockpit. Suddenly she sees a vision of her brother, Lelouch, being attacked and believes that they killed him. Nunnally, furious at what she saw, starts attacking the Sutherland group. Although she has never piloted a Knightmare Frame nor been in a battle she easily defeats the entire group of Sutherlands.

After hearing a report that all twelve Sutherland's were destroyed in just few minutes, the shocked Clovis decides to send in Jerimiah and his Sutherland group to intercept the unknown Knightmare Frame.

Nunnally who has seen the six Knightmares in with her new ability has already started her assault on them and destroyed four Sutherlands using her Mark Nemo's Blonde Knife from the ground. Villetta was so surprised that a wired rocket anchor would appear from the ground as no anchor from any Knightmare would perform that kind of maneuver. Annoyed by it she begins her assault on the Mark Nemo and launches her Slash Harken, but Nunnally launches her Blonde Knife on Villetta's and completely destroys her Knightmare; although simultaneously getting hit by her Slash Harken and getting pinned to the ground. With victory within his grasp, Jeremiah launches his attack from behind, but Nunnally brings out Mark Nemo's Katana and cut his Jousting Lance along with Jeremiah's Knightmare. Jeremiah was completely surprised and wonders how it knows their movements.

Nunnally explained that her Geass can read the line of the future, allowing her to know exactly what will happen before it happens. This has given Nunnally the advantage; to know what will happen on the battlefield.

With Jeremiah's group defeated & the unknown Knightmare no longer appearing on radar, Clovis's subordinates suggest withdrawal, but Clovis refusal to do so gives Mark Nemo a chance to appear in front of him with a Katana in its hand and is about to kill Clovis, but just as she is about to, Nunnally sees a paper crane and she recalls a memory with Lelouch, wishing for a world that is peaceful and Lelouch telling her that when her eyes open she will see that world. After remembering that moment, with her blade mere inches from Clovis, Nunnally decides to spare Clovis's life and tells him to leave.

After waking up in her old body, Nunnally can't believe what she has done and what she is about to do and says it is only a dream, but got a reply that it's not a dream, in front of her is another shaped girl name Nunnally who said to her that from this day on she will become her Knight.

Geass

After receiving her own Geass from Nemo, Nunnally has the ability to read 'future line', an ability similar to Precognition. Like Lelouch, a red, bird-like sigil lights up in Nunnally's left eye when the power is activated.


I read that one it's not so good
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Yeah guren FTW
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