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Year 20XX. People around the world have taken to building and customizing their very own Gunpla (Gundam Plastic Models) as the world's #1 hobby. In Gunpla Battle Nexus Online, a Virtual Reality MMORPG which is often touted as ''the next-generation hobby attraction'', users from all around the world turn into Mobile Suit pilots (also known as Divers) by scanning their Gunpla and uploading their data to the game, allowing them to pilot their dream machine.

As if the content added by the game's administrators wasn't enough, they notice a wealth of very well made custom campaigns, individual missions and machines, made by experienced Divers with a knack for making their own original content. To acknowledge the newly formed modding community, they prepare Update 1.8, also known as the Community Update, where popular stages and campaigns can be submitted for the administrators' Endorsement, bestowing upon them the ability of giving clear rewards to the Divers who complete them, and where popular Gunpla builds can now be encountered as rare NPDs (Non-Player Divers), with either the personality of their Creator, or that of an existing Gundam character...

However, despite being nearly complete, Update 1.8 hasn't been actually released to the public, and is now on one of the final stages: playtesting and polishing. This is the story of a group of beta testers from all over the country, which team up to tackle one of the most ambitious campaigns bundled with the update...

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Cast and Posting Order

Replicator as Game Master, Lieutenant Aida, Re-Configurable NPD, NPDs

Roromi as Creed

FrostyFoster as Kyle, Char Aznaharo

ShirokuHakudo as Shin

I'mAnnoyingHer as Carter Lee

MM007 as Hikaru, Nana, Ellen

Rabiddy as Risu

(Sign-ups have closed for now. If the need arises, they shall open again. Contact Game Master via Discord when that happens.)

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Gunpla Sheet

To help everyone understand the machines each other made, and to establish what they can and cannot do, players MUST reply to this post with their own sheet to play. One sheet will be made per machine. For making sheets for new machines or upgrades to previous Gunpla, edit your original post and add the new sheet under that of your previous machine.

IMPORTANT: Players can give their Gunpla a secret system of any kind, but they must add "REDACTED" in all-caps under "Special Abilities/Features", and run their idea by the Game Master for approval.

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[Diver]'s Gunpla Collection

#1 - [Unit Name]

[Images, if any]

Base Unit:

Operator (Diver Name):

Detail the parts and modifications used by your mech by the following sections. Please remember that each perk will have a draw back for each bonus it offers. The examples given are merely examples and anything not listed may be added so long as it can be rationalized. If another player has already added a non-listed element you want to use, try to use that same rationalization for said element rather than making your own.

Structural Defense: i.e

Phase Shift Armor - exceptional resistance to physical damage, at the cost of power consumption per hit. 

Gundanium Alloy - well balanced endurance, at the cost of weighing down the unit.

Nano Filament/Anti-Beam Coating - exceptional resistance to beam weaponry at the cost of being frail to physical damage. 

Conventional Materials - offers lighter armor weight for greater mobility, with no added benefit.

Special System: i.e. 

ZERO System - offers exceptional target acquisition at the cost of zoning out the rest of the battlefield.

Funnel System - offers a devastating attack system at the cost of being burdensome.

Trans-Am - offers exceptional mobility at the cost of high power consumption.

Melee Weapons: i.e.

Beam Saber - standard mobile suit weapon, offers exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption; small enough for multiple housings on the unit. 

Anti-Ship Sword/GN Sword - a cumbersome and slow weapon with exceptional cutting power, likely only one on the unit.

Heat Rod - a whip-type weapon that heats up to deal damage, likely only one on the unit. Greater reach than most melee weapons, bordering on ranged, but less precise and damaging than heat sabers and hawks.

Projectile Weapons: i.e. 

Beam Rifle - Can deal high energy damage at the cost of power consumption and rate of fire.

Machine Gun - can deal physical damage with limited ammo capacity but high rate of fire.

Bazooka - can deal high damage at the expense of very limited ammo.

Buster Rifle - high energy weapon with high power draw and limited shots; can deal massive damage.

Shield: i.e. 

Physical Shield - reliable and heavy.

Energy Shield - light weight but draws energy to function.

Missile Shield - weaponised shield with limited ammunition and low protective value.

Power System: i.e. 

Battery Pack - offers a light weight power solution for greater mobility but limited supply.

Nuclear Plant - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged. 

Solar Furnace - offers exceptional energy and propulsion (including Trans-Am) at the cost of being proprietary (limits backpack options) and expensive.

Special Abilities/Features: i.e. transformable, SD, secret, etc.

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Aida's Gunpla Collection

#1 - RGM-86J Airbatel GM

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Base Unit: RGM-86 GM III

Operator: Aida

Defensive Systems: Conventional Materials - Lightweight armor, good mobility.

Special System: EXAM System - Increases speed, thruster output and decreases reaction times by disabling every safety limiter in the unit. However, this causes the systems to overheat, eventually exploding if EXAM isn't safely disabled. Safe deactivation reboots every system in the MS and leaves it immobile.

Melee Weapons: Shot Lancer - A weapon able to pierce heavy armor when colliding at high speeds, it saves up space and effective carrying weight by being both a melee and a ranged weapon.

Beam Saber - Standard Mobile Suit weapon, offers exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption. Two units are housed in the back skirt piece as a backup melee system.

Projectile Weapons: Shot Lancer - A weapon able to fire shells automatically for dealing physical damage with a high rate of fire, but limited ammunition. It saves up space and effective carrying weight by being both a melee and a ranged weapon.

Shield: Physical Shield - Reliable and heavy shield taken from a 0083 GM Command.

Power system: Battery Pack - A lightweight power solution for greater mobility but limited supply, it was taken from an unidentified SEED unit's Mission Pack.

Special Abilities/Features: GM-Defenser - A support craft that is able to dock with the Airbatel, granting it extra propulsion in MS mode, along with a very simplistic MA mode where the unit flies wherever the GM-Defenser is pointing. It includes powerful twin beam cannons, along with its own battery pack, taken from a SEED unit's Mission Pack. This allows the craft to fire its cannons a finite amount of times before having to put strain on the Airbatel's battery.

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Kyle's Gunpla Collection

#1 GNS-300RE Trinames Repair

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Base Unit: GN-002 Gundam Dynames

Operator: Kyle O'Connor

Defensive Systems: Conventional Materials - Lightweight armor, good mobility. Anti-Beam Coating - exceptional resistance to beam weaponry at the cost of being frail to physical damage. (Shield Only)

Special Systems: Trans-Am - offers exceptional mobility at the cost of high power consumption. Currently unstable due to the unit being incomplete.

Melee Weapons: Beam Tomahawk - A weapon able to cleave into most units, but is slower than most other weapons. It's kept in the shield and rarely used.

Projectile Weapons: Beam Smart Gun - A weapon that fires at mid-range to long-range enemies. Can deal high damage at the cost of power consumption and rate of fire. It's equipped to the right arm.

GN Beam Pistols - Two pistols that have a high rate of fire, but low damage.

Shield: Physical Shield - Heavy Sazabi shield painted with Anti-Beam Coating.

Power system: Solar Furnace - offers exceptional energy and propulsion (including Trans-Am) at the cost of being proprietary (limits backpack options) and expensive.

Special Abilities/Features: Sniper Mode - Like the Dynames, it allows the pilot to focus on sniping enemy units. The Haro connected to the machine can take control of it, as if it's a NPD unit.

 

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Marco’s Gunpla Collection

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Name of the unit: Gundam Bael

Base original design: Gundam Bael

Name of the operator: Marco Creed

 

This is just a high detailed version of the Gundam Bael. Occasionally Marco likes to make a simple vanilla version of a mech he enjoys. 

 

Defensive systems:

Nano Filament - offers exceptional resistance to beam weaponry at the cost of being frail to physical damage. 

 

Weapon system:

N/A

 

Melee weapons: 

Bael sword x 2; Sword Mace x 1 (Barbatos)

 

Projectile weapons: 

electromagnetic cannon x 2 (close range, mounted on top of thruster wings)

 

Shield: 

N/A

 

Power system: 

Ahab reactor x 2 (offers no bonuses)

 

Any other special abilities/features: 

High performance thrusters - offers additional speed and maneuverability at the cost of additional armaments. 

 

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Name of the unit: Zero Savior Gundam

Base original design: ZGMF-X23S Saviour Gundam

Name of the operator: Marco Creed

The Zero Savior is Marco’s mash up of the Saviour Gundam with aspects of the Gundam Epyon. While the chassis is largely unchanged from the original Saviour it does have a noticeable difference in the beam rifle being replaced by Epyon’s beam sword. Two of the “super fortis” canons were removed in order to conserve power for the beam sword, as well as reduce weight. The two shoulder mounted beam sabers have been swapped out for additional thrusters instead. The “soul” as Marco puts it, is heavily influenced by Epyon with the addition of the Zero System. The Zero Saviour was intended to be used as high speed attack unit with high output, but risky drawbacks from high power consumption.

 

Defensive systems:

Variable Phase Shift Armor - offers exceptional resistance to physical damage at the cost of power consumption.

 

Weapon system:

Zero system - offers exceptional target acquisition at the cost of zoning out the rest of the battlefield.

 

Melee weapons: 

Beam sword - offers exceptionally high cutting power at the cost of energy consumption, beam can be lengthened dramatically, directly powered via cable, hand-carried in use. 

 

Projectile weapons: 

2 x MMI-GAU25A 20mm CIWS, mounted in head; 2 x M106 "Amfortas" plasma beam cannon, mounted on backpack, can be fired in mobile suit and mobile armor mode; 2 x MMI-GAU2 "Picus" 76mm machine gun (Mobile armor only); 

 

Shield: 

MMI-RD11 aerodynamic shield, mounted on left arm- anti beam coated, reliable and heavy.

 

Power system: 

Battery pack - offers a light weight power solution for greater mobility but limited supply.

 

Any other special abilities/features: 

transformable 

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#1 – RX-124 Gundam TR6 Higanbana

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Base Unit: RX-124 Gundam TR6 Woundwort

Operator (Diver Name): Risu

Structural Defense:

Anti-Beam Coating - exceptional resistance to beam weaponry at the cost of being frail to physical damage. 

Special System:

Tracer-R System: - Allows the pilot to monitor and track up to 500 targets at once, but while this system is active, the mobile suit must remain stationary with its weapons powered down.

Melee Weapons:

Composite Shield Booster: Long Beam Claw/Heat Blades - a cumbersome and slow weapon with exceptional cutting power.

Projectile Weapons: i.e. 

Composite Shield Booster: Long Beam Rifle - high energy weapon with high power draw and limited shots; can deal massive damage.

Vulcan Guns ­­– low damage weapon with high rate-of-fire, primarily for lightly armored targets.

Shield:

Composite Shield Booster – multipurpose shield, improves mobility with thruster suite and acts as a primary weapon.

Power System: i.e. 

Nuclear Plant - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged. 

Special Abilities/Features:

Transformable – Gundam TR-6 Higanbana is capable of transforming into a nimble MA.

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Carter's Gunpla Collection

#1 - MS-06S Zaku "Forerunner"

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Base Unit: Zaku 2 High Mobility type, Gouf Custom

Operator (Diver Name): Carter Lee

Structural Defense: Conventional material - Low armour for great Mobility.

Special System: N/A

Melee Weapons: 

Heat saber - A sword which superheats itself in order to increase its already good cutting ability.

Spiked Shoulder - Shoulder armour which can detach and be used as a spiked knuckle guard.

Projectile Weapons: 

Mobile Machine Pistol - An SMG type weapon used in order to be able to deal physical damage during movement, High rate of fire, Mid range damage, Low ammo capacity per magazine.

Zaku 2 Bazooka - can deal high damage at the expense of very limited ammo.

Gouf Custom Triple barreled Vulcan - A triple barreled machine gun that is attached to one of the forearms of the mobile suit, damage is low but it has extremely high rate of fire and ammo count

Shield:  

Zaku 2 Shoulder shield - A medium decent enough shield attached to the shoulder, only used when needed.

Power System: 

Minovsky Particle Generator - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged. 

Special Abilities/Features: 

Saturn Engine - A mobile suit engine specifically tuned for speed running, gives the mobile suit extremely high mobility and speed at the expense of overworking the engine to extreme levels.

#2 - In Progress build

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#1 – RX-179 Beta Gundam

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Base Unit: RX-179 Beta Gundam

Operator (Diver Name): Hikaru Hiyashi

The Beta Gundam, in lore, is an upgraded and improved Refined Barzam built by the Federation after the fall of the Titans as a weapons testbed as well as a possible option for using hardware that was otherwise stigmatized by its association with the Titans. This was a similar concept to how some normal Barzams became the MSA-008 Bar-GM. It was called Beta Gundam because it was considered the realization of the Gundam Mk-II's potential, whose start preceded the Gamma Gundam (Rick Dias) and similarly named projects at the time.  Employing the Gundarum Gamma alloy that seemed to be ubiquitous in high-end products of the era, the machine boasts high durability as well as enhanced thrusters and verniers to improve its agility and speed. It boasts reverse compatibility with the Gundam Mk-II's and Refined Barzam's large array of equipment, with the addition of added hardpoints to become even more versatile. The rumor goes that this machine was also used to test new weapon ideas via its hardpoints rather than to make a dedicated machine for such purposes.

In actuality, the Beta Gundam was built by Hikaru because he didn't know what to expect in GBN Online and wanted an adaptable machine he could tailor to his own needs and developing style.

Structural Defense: Gundarium Gamma Alloy - well balanced endurance, at the cost of weighing down the unit.

Special System: INCOM System – modified to allow for advanced fire control with compatible hardpoints, not yet able to execute all-range attacks. Somewhat burdensome, but less than funnels.

FXA-05E G-Defenser – modified G-Defenser that can fly as a Mobile Armor while the Beta Gundam is docked and also operate via remote control. It can adopt the Beta Gundam's shield as a crude fuselage. It is also compatible with Gundam Mk-II, Refined Barzam, Nemo, and GM-III inspired systems, albeit password protected. Remotely controlling the machine while controlling the Gundam is difficult, and the flight characteristics of the G-Defenser are not optimal in atmosphere due to lack of streamlining.

FXA-00 Flying Armor – A re-entry capable flying armor based on the Zeta Gundam's waverider mode, this functions much like a Dodai or Base Jabber in allowing non-transformable Mobile Suits to fly. Unfortunately, this particular unit is unarmed. It is chiefly retained for the benefit of allies for them to use as needed.

Melee Weapons:.

2 x AE-BrG-Sc-L Beam Saber - standard mobile suit weapon, offers exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption; small enough for multiple housings on the unit.

Saber Claw (Arm Hardpoint) - Arm-mounted hardpoint with two Beam Sabers pointing forward over the back of the wrist, connected at the base. Used for slashing at foes as well as catching and parrying enemy blades. Has exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption.

Projectile Weapons:

2 x VCU-505EX-VB/Ver.012 Vulcan Gun (+ 4 in G-Defenser) - Head-mounted CIWS guns for shooting down missiles and unarmored targets. Not very effective against Mobile Suit armor. 700 rounds per gun.

(BOWA) XBR-M87A2 Beam Rifle (Long Beam Saber) – A beam rifle with a Long Beam Saber mode which is normally found on the Zeta Gundam, intended to be a better match for the increased reactor output of the model. Can deal high energy damage at the cost of power consumption and rate of fire. Can mount on side skirt armor, backpack, or side of G-Defenser when not in use. Shield carries two spare energy packs.

AE/ZIM.C-BAZ-531 Clay Bazooka – Can launch various types of ammunition including immobilizing adhesive shells or explosive shells at the expense of very limited ammo. 7+1 rounds, can be stored on rear skirt armor or on side of G-Defenser when not in use. Extra or different types of rounds can replace an E-Pac slot on the shield.

2 x Point Defense Beam Gun (Hip Hardpoints) - INCOM-controlled hip-mounted point defense turrets to improve the machine's ability to respond to threats at almost any angle. The INCOM system is used not for all-range deployment, but simply controlling the axes of movement by thought to trim response time. Comparable to a lower powered Beam Rifle, capable of destroying or damaging a Mobile Suit at the cost of power consumption.

2 x 4 tube Grenade Racks (Hip Hardpoints) – Each hip can hold a 4-tube grenade rack similar to those of the RGM-89 Jegan's three tube models. These can be used to attack enemy targets with explosive damage. They can be shot down, and it is also possible for them to damage the very machine that threw them if the pilot is careless.

Long Rifle (G-Defenser Armament) - High energy weapon with high power draw and limited shots; can deal massive damage. Typically equipped when the G-Defenser is attached.

2 x 14 tube Missile Pods (G-Defenser Armament) - Dual 14 tube missile pods are located in the G-Defenser's armament units, and can be used to attack enemy targets with explosive damage. They can be shot down, and it is also possible for them to damage the very machine that launched them if the pilot is careless.

Shield:

RXM-Sh-VT/S-001 Shield (Arm Hardpoint) – Standard Gundam Mk-II shield with anti-beam coating and a viewport, carries two spare E-Pacs for Ream Rifle.

CIWS Shield (Arm Hardpoint) – Shield with two E-pacs, anti-beam coating, and a viewport, with CIWS on either side of the viewport for simultaneous defense and light attack.

Missile Shield (Arm Hardpoint) - Shield with anti-beam coating and a pair of missiles that launch out from underneath the shield.  Less durable than normal shields.

Power System:

Minovsky Ultracompact Fusion Reactor - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged. Fusion is not hindered by N Jammers like fission is.

Special Abilities/Features:

Can use hardpoints and existing Gundam Mk-II equipment for a vast array of configurations.

 

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    [Diver]'s Gunpla Collection

    #1 - Astral AGE Gundam

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    Base Unit: AGE 2

    Operator (Diver Name): Shin Hakuren

Head: Astray Red Dragon- Extra blades were added to the head frame, made from metal and shappened to be able to actually cut. Added weight

Body: AGE-2 Normal- The A Sensor was removed and replaced with a new piece of armor plating for a little bit of extra defense. Caused slight increased weight and changed the center of mass 

Arms: AGE-1 Normal- reinforced joints to help the arms hold up the GN Swords, and A Sensor was placed on the left arm with a joint allowing the arm full movement. 

Legs: Astray Blue Frame Second Revise- Reinforced joints and 2 added thrusters to maintain normal movement speed. 

Back: AGE-2 Dark Hound

    GN Sword Rifles X2- Additions to the rifles were light weight metal plating with a slight layer of beam coating to allow use for defence, however after once use the coating is shot. Lastly the barrel has been made also from metal but slightly heavy and more dence to allow for variable levels of beam firing. 

    Armor Schneider Knife x2- Blades made from metal and sharpened to a point. 

    Structural Defense:

    Phase Shift Armor - exceptional resistance to physical damage, at the cost of power consumption per hit. 

        Special System: N/A

    Melee Weapons: i.e.

    Beam Saber x2  - standard mobile suit weapon, offers exceptional cutting power at the cost of power consumption; small enough for multiple housings on the unit. 

    GN Sword Rifle x2 - a cumbersome and slow weapon with exceptional cutting power, likely only one on the unit.

    Armor Schneider Knife X2- a whip-type weapon that heats up to deal damage, likely only one on the unit. Greater reach than most melee weapons, bordering on ranged, but less precise and damaging than heat sabers and hawks.

    Projectile Weapons: i.e. 

    GN Sword Rifle X2- Can deal high energy damage at the cost of power consumption and rate of fire. With the modification it can have a variable output however if it goes to high to fast it can warp the gun.

    Shield: i.e. 

    Exia Shield - small and lightweight 

    Power System: i.e. 

    Nuclear Plant - offers unparalleled power at the cost of expense and environmental danger if damaged. 

    Special Abilities/Features: N/A

 

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      Personality
      Hikaru is a somewhat withdrawn person outside of his small circle of friends and his step-sisters in real life, but hopes to break free of this through GBN Online. He remembers the sense of friendship and camaraderie he had when playing soccer and making Gunpla in his school's study hall in his youth, and hopes to recapture it. The idea of feeling whole again and ignoring his injuries in a fantasy world borne of Gundam, and perhaps sharing it with others, is a very attractive prospect.
      That being said, he's not quite sure how to interact with others anymore and is a bit unsure of how to work in a team, and may at times default to an analytical mindset. This can show in combat as well as in his MS design. He also has a deep technical knowledge of Gundam while also able to explore and mix the lore to make backstories for his models.
       
      Strengths and weaknesses
      A builder first, Hikaru is not yet experienced with direct combat or teamwork when first signing onto GBN Online outside of training battles with his step-sisters. Even talking to people can be difficult, though the anonimity of the internet helps to mitigate this. The two gave him some lessons, but he still has to work on trusting strangers and finding his niche in combat. He does not yet know if he even favors long or short range weaponry, opting for a high versatility machine which could serve in either role and be amended over time.
      In spite of these weaknesses, he is none the less capable of analyzing a battle, defining priorities, and building or amending his Gunpla to meet various criteria and try to give him the edge needed to survive in combat. He is capable of 3D printing Gunpla parts of his own design by recycling runners, even experimenting with plastic additives and even metal rods in certain cases to improve resiliancy and strength of parts. The Gunpla he builds are high quality to the point where he produces and sells builds to other players to suit their needs, even offering advice on how to improve the builds if desired. Machines built by him tend to be more durable and have tighter joints than basic builds, but he has no idea how this will translate into GBN Online.
       
      Appearance
      Hiyashi is a teenage Japanese male with unruly brown hair and bright blue eyes. He likes the colors blue and white as personal colors and tends to work them into his clothing as much as his designs, but is not opposed to including other accent colors. He has some differences in his physical appearance when comparing his online self to his real life one. His real life self is pale from lack of sun and is a little underweight, being confined to a wheelchair that has a tray which can swing over the arm of the chair for eating from and constructing Gunpla on. The chair is also motorized. Outside of his school uniform, he favors comfortable clothes like white tennis shoes, blue jeans and a white shirt...offending his step-sister Ellen's fashion sensibilities. His GBN Online avatar is a little heavier and with slightly darker skin, being a healthier version of his real self if he wasn't injured, and wears his blue jeans and white shirt with the addition of a belt, black boots, and a dark blue bomber jacket. He also has a white pilot suit with blue accents, and often finds Ellen/Puru Eleven trying to push other outfits on him.
       
      History
      When Hikaru was young, he was a fairly average and happy child with a doting mother and a distant father who was an engineer. When he wasn't playing soccer and tending to school, he played with classmates and enjoyed the Gunpla craze which swept the world. Though he lived in an old house in the woods (which looks suspiciously like a certain home on Side 6), he was fairly sociable at the time if a little awkward. His grades were good, one of the few demands his family made of him outside of helping around the house, and he spent his time alternating between these activities.
      This changed, however, when he was twelve. On returning from a soccer game in which Hikaru played, the car he and his mother were in was struck by a truck running a red light. The vehicle was knocked into a nearby storefront, and Hikaru's mother was killed instantly. In addition, Hikaru's own legs were crushed and he awoke in a hospital bed as a double amputee. His father was not an empathic man, the marriage to Hikaru's mother already strained, and did what he could for his son from a financial standpoint. Sadly, he couldn't tend to the child's emotional or daily needs. No longer could the crippled Hikaru be left alone, but the father couldn't stop working lest he be unable to pay for his son's medical care.
      While Hikaru's depression mounted and he found himself unable to visit or play soccer with his sympathetic but drifting apart friends, his father finally found aid. Outside of his job a few months later, the nurse of the driver who had accidentally killed his wife was waiting. Prostrating herself onto the ground and apologizing in tears, the woman revealed that the man she was responsible for watching had escaped and fled in the truck that caused the crash during a psychotic break. After learning that the woman had lost everything and was on the verge of homelessness, and hearing that she would be willing to do anything to atone, a decision was unilaterally made. She was hired on as a maid to assist in Hikaru's care, and she and her twin six-year-old daughters would live in the house in the woods with him.
      Hikaru was not a fan of this arrangement in the least. He protested, but his complaints fell of deaf ears. His father felt that the woman needed a chance to atone, and they needed the care the licensed nurse would provide. His father felt free to work and fulfill what he felt were his obligations, leaving the child in the care of the stranger. The woman's six-year-old twin daughters, Nana and Ellen, weren't sure what to make of Hikaru and neither could he relate to them. He was envious of Nana's penchant for playing soccer, seeing her kick his old soccer ball around out in the yard and woods from his window, and Ellen's ability to go where she wished for her shopping trips. Being reminded of his handicapped nature and having no one to discuss it with made him yet more irritated, making him retreat into Gunpla and the internet.
      Noting Hikaru's depression reaching dangerous levels, but knowing full-well that she was not one he wanted to trust or talk to, their live-in maid asked her daughters to approach him with one of his interests. As part of a last-ditch plan, Nana and Ellen brought three 1/144 HG RB-79 Ball model kits to Hikaru's room and asked him to show them how to make the Gunpla. Hikaru was more than a bit surprised, but aquiesced. His skills had grown immensely since his injury and he was able to convey not only the basic skills, but also more advanced ones as well as the lore behind the RB-79 Ball. Of course, he emphasized that the point was to have fun with it. By the end, they had a pristine looking Ball in stock colors, Nana's Ball painted to look like a blue and white soccer ball, and Ellen's pink Ball perched atop a removable humanoid shape made of runners cobbled together with super glue.
      The girls spent more time with Hikaru as time went on, watching the assorted anime and making their own Gunpla with his assistance and tutelage. They also picked up runners and broken models from local shops at his request, as he'd been given an idea by Ellen's design. Obtaining a 3D Printer by asking his father, Hikaru started to learn how to use the system to bring out his ideas. He started out by re-melting the runner plastic into stands and custom parts for on-demand replacements. Eventually, he would make his own 3D Printed Gunpla conversions and scratch-build Gunpla. While these Gunpla were sometimes fragile until he refined the process, he eventually managed a system which would allow equal or even sometimes greater strength compared to original models. Learning how to make structurally sound prints also helped him in general when it came to design and he even started to include metal elements in key places.
      By the time he was sixteen and the girls were ten, he had more or less accepted the maid who had since become his new step-mother, happily accepted his new step-sisters, and he was making custom Gunpla and conversion kits on commission. This had spiked with the Gunpla Battle Nexus Online and he elected to join. He did so in part at the behest of the twins, who had been found to have an uncanny similarity in appearance and voice to the assorted Purus and thus played as Puru Seven and Puru Eleven and done some events in real life as well with those identities. Not knowing what to expect, he made a custom Gunpla with hardpoints that he could make new armaments for later as he learned more about the setting. When he first logged in, he was stunned to be able to walk for the first time in four years. From then on, he was hooked.  Eventually, his wheelchair was modified to double as an access interface to the service thanks to his father's connections.
       
      Possessions
      Hikaru has created and uses...
       
      RX-179 Beta Gundam

      The Beta Gundam is a Refined Barzam with additional Gundam Mk-II elements and other upgrades. Its story is that it was built from Refined Barzam parts after the Gryps conflict as a modular platform to test assorted hardware and weapon configurations. The machine is built with four hardpoints on its hips and arms, allowing it to carry hip, arm, and shield-mounted weaponry and equipment. It also carries full compatibility with the Gundam Mk-II's G-Defenser. The G-Defenser can mount a spare shield to serve as a fuselage and serves as a crude flight-capable Mobile Armor form, and can also detach and be remotely operated for tandem attacks.

      Kills
      None

      Role plays
      GBN 1.8
       
      Coliseum battles
      None
       
    • By Replicator
      Pitch black darkness. It had been that way for long, but out of the blue, one of the four Gunpla Battle Nexus cabinets sprung to action and bathed the room in light. Somebody had turned it on by flipping one of the switches in the service room, while forgoing the other three cabinets and the micro-injection machine used to "print" out parts and weapons that were given to the players as rewards for clearing certain missions. A figure entered the room, having just treated himself to a grilled cheddar sandwich and some juice, ready for the rumble. A voice reached out to him after he put on his headset and visor. "Please, scan your Gunpla" It sounded human, but it was probably a recording. He still remembered the good old times, when the voice was jarringly robotic and spoke in a very butchered English. He took a 1/144 figure out of a holster in his pants, and put it over the scanner. It was a black and blue kitbash based in the GM III, crafted, painted and even slightly weathered in fine detail. Two rings of light emerged under the GM's feet and at the top of its head. One ascended, the other descended, and when they met halfway through to read the information chip, the name of the machine suddenly appeared in screen. Airbatel GM. Like Dan, the builder, he was pretty proud of the thing. "Are you proud of us too?" The Airbatel simply activated its main camera, more in response to the laser rings than his question.
      Logging in, which was a pretty straightforward process for such a secretive thing, he dismissed the coincidence and put on his visor, diving into a new world, the world of GBN's Community Update, full of new content to discover… and unsurprisingly devoid of people. The lobby inside the central skyscraper was empty save for an administrator, trying out new test NPDs meant to bolster the number of guides in areas too populated for volunteers to show all beginners around. Uninterested, the Diver by the nickname of Aida checked his context menu and used it to teleport to one of the hangar bays. Airbatel was there, standing tall and mighty above him. The administrator had also logged in with a personal Gunpla, which seemed to be that colorful Mobile Suit a few spaces away. Hobby Marasai. An interesting machine, but its owner was occupied.
      After a routine check-up of his machine, which was way easier when one was smaller than it and not the other way around, he turned it on and headed for the catapult. Being that he wasn't on a mission, and nobody could hear him anyways, he skipped out on the part where he shouted his name and his machine's out loud, to silently catapult away from the building, and fly away to cruise the game world, which could now be done even outside missions since the 1.79 update. That day, the GM-Defenser had been re-painted silver for a new balance of colors, which meant he couldn't use it until Saturday, when the paint dried out and the detail could be done again. He was using a Hyaku-Shiki's and backpack tonight, which hardly kept him in a continuous flight like those Aida was accustomed to. But one of the good things of Free Roam mode was that no fuel or energy would be consumed at all, so he could fly around carelessly in autopilot with the fuel efficiency tool disabled, while using the context menu to try and see just how many people were free to play that night. Hopeful, he gasped when he took notice of the current player count. There were more people than usual, just dispersed through the game world. Maybe that could be the day he finally got to try out one of those new campaigns he had been eyeing.
      Landing Airbatel smoothly on a yard located behind a replica of Alfred Izuruha's school, complete with a vendor of 0080 avatar paraphernalia, Aida coursed through the menu until he could find that one campaign he had been eyeing but couldn't play right until that moment, and when he found it, he picked the "Look for Public" option, even though his Gunpla was incomplete that day. After all, it wasn't like he was in any position to get picky, and probably all of the beta testers were decent enough people to get hold of a code from the administration. Then again, "it's not like the code was mine to begin with...", he sighed.
      -
      << Gundam Generation >>
      A randomized, dynamic and innovative campaign which reimagines events of every timeline and mixes them up with each other for a one-of-a-kind experience! Strike foes down on every known battlefield, oppose NPDs or ally with them, and gain exclusive rewards for passing the unmarked side assignments!
      Warning: Beta Campaign. Stability and playability errors might arise at random. Report any problems with this campaign to the nearest administrator.
      -
      "Let's see, let's see… aha! You've been occupying a space in the carry inventory for long. It was about time you were of any use...", said Aida while equipping a one-time use flare gun on his Mobile Suit's free hand, and promptly having Airbatel fire it. The custom GM III did a full 180 degree turn in a second, lifted its right arm, and pointed the flare gun at the sky to strike that famous 'Last Shot' pose from Mobile Suit Gundam, before firing. A golden V promptly appeared in the sky above them. The V-Flare signal would last an entire hour before disappearing. But he planned to leave for the night if nobody joined him before the flare was gone. If that were to happen, he would give up trying to find a group of night owls he could fit into the daily schedule, and come back Saturday afternoon to get started once and for all with a regular force…
      -
      << Gundam Generation >>
      Looking for Divers… (Maximum 8 players)
      1. [8TMS Lt.] Aida
      2. NPD
      3. NPD
      4. NPD
      5. NPD
      6. NPD
      7. NPD
      8. NPD
      -
    • By ShirokuHakudo
      Shin Hakuren 
       

       
      Biography
       
      Full name: REAL NAME- Sorey Hakuru, DIVER NAME: Shin Hakuren
       
      Faction: N/A
       
      Rank: N/A
       
      Age: late 20's
       
      Sex: male
       
      Height: 6'2
       
      Weight: 176
       
      Eyes: Golden
       
      Hair: His hair is a deep crimson with scarlet highlights
       
      Skin: white
       
      Handiness: he is a South paw (left handed) and suffers for it
       
      Personality
       
      When you meet Shin his outward demeanor is calm, collected, and stoic. His attitude to most things is nonchalant, and can sometimes come across as brash or rude. While Shin can often agree that he is rude he does his best to never tell a lie always keeping in mind the truth is also subjective.
       
      Shins personality when it comes to gunpla is different, it's cold and the look he gives gunpla is that of someone that hates it. He sees gunpla and gunpla battle as an enemy. He might play and fight in GBN but it’s not hard to tell that he despises everything gundam.
       
      When fighting Shin is like an animal, he pushes his gunpla and himself to their limit. Often breaking the machine to do as he wants. Shin is a heavy melee fighter using swords and beam sabers most. That isn't to say he won't use a gun but it rare that he chooses to.
       
      Strengths and weaknesses
       
      Strengths
       
      -Shin Is a great gunpla builder, seeing as he has been doing it since he was a little kid. He always makes sure the gunpla he builds are made with high quality and often custom ordered or made materials to enhance their performance 
       
      -Shin is highly intelligent and an excellent strategist. Having spent his whole life with Gunpla and Gundam he has absorbed a lot of battle knowledge. Shin often puts what he has learned to the test and strives to be better. 
       
      Weaknesses
       
      -“Strong Willed” a blessing and a curse however in this case we will call it a curse at least for his gunpla. Shins strong will does not allow him to give up. He always has to stand tall no matter the obstacle in his way, or distance he must go. This means in battle he will always push it him and his machine to there ultimate limit.  
       
      -Shin being a soft paw has more often than not come as a hindrance to him in battle. While fighting he telegraphs what move he is about to make. He can often make up for this with pure fighting power or determination but a pilot as skilled or better than him will be able to make use of his left handedness in battle and use it to their advantage 
       
      Appearance
       
      Shins diver is tall standing at 6’2 with a pretty athletic build. The fiery crimson hair telling all he is ready for a fight. Tan skin and bright gold eyes that show contempt for Gunpla. He wears a black shirt with a fur trim to show how he fights like a beast. All in all he created his diver to give the look of one that's only there to fight not to make friends.
       
      When standing Shin is often leaning against something with his arms crossed, closing himself off to the world around him. His eyes shut or only half open, as if he doesn't want to see the world either. 
       
       
      History
       
      Brothers in Gunpla
       
      Sorey was born to the Hakuru family who had one other son, Shin. The two were inseparable, always playing together and having a wonderful time. One day their father bought them modeling kits a Zaku 2 and a Zeta Gundam. Sorey was given the Zaku and Shin the Zeta. while they both had fun building the models Sorey didn't like his. It looked fine but something about it felt off. When he looked at his brothers it was as if it shined perfect in its glory and with Shin smiling back at Sorey he knew he wanted to build a gunpla just like his brothers.
       
      As time went on both kept making gunpla and even doing GBDuel with some of them. Shin loved it the Gunpla battles and the Gunpla but Sorey felt off… as time went on he had started to have less and less fun with gunpla. He only kept going so him and his brother had something to do together.
       
      Solo for the first time
       
      It was a rainy day and the sound of shattered glass could be heard from all over the house. Everyone scrambled to find the source of the sound and when they all made it to the kitchen they found Shin laying on the ground. Once at the hospital they were told the young man didn't have long to live. Sorey was devastated at hearing this news but Shin just smiled and told him that it would be alright. He handed Sorey a notebook and told him not to open it till after he was gone. Sorey couldn't help it and in the book found concepts for a gunpla… even dying he thought about gunpla. It was all he ever thought about.
       
      When his brother was gone, Sorey was alone… with anger in his eyes he took many of the gunpla him and his brother had made to a GBDuel center and fought…. And fought, and fought some more. He fought till all the gunpla had been wrecked and his hands bled. He still found no joy in Gunpla, so why, why did his brother love it so much.
       
      A Rising Beast
       
      As the years went on Sorey continued to make technically great machines but in each one there was malice and anger, each broke in combat under the strain of Soreys style of fighting. But long had they days of repairing them gone, with GBN he never had to break the models, just the data.Over the years Sorey had started to hate gunpla gunpla battles he only kept going because he wanted to understand… to know why his brother loved this stupid game so much. In GBN he took the Diver name Shin hoping that it might allow him to understand his brother more, but even that failed him. Sorey who now went by Shin always fought alone and slowly but surely he gained a name for himself “The Raging Beast of GBN” he climbed the latter reaching into the leaderboards of GBN as a solo player.
       
      His achievements spoke for themselves when he got invited to partake in the 1.8 beta test. Shin originally declined but once he was told that it was a chance to challenge himself and GBN he thought it might be a good way for him to push past the limits of his own hatred. He looked at the notebook with the gunpla design in it, he took them and after years he made the Gunpla that his brother left to him the Astral AGE...
       
      GBN 1.8 
      (To be added as the RP goes on)
       
      Possessions
      -Astral AGE Gundam 
      -A Large Gunpla Collection 
      -Shin’s Gunpla Concept Book
       
      Kills
       
       
      Role plays
       
      GBN 1.8
       
      Coliseum battles
       
    • By Roromi
      Full name: Marco Creed
       
      Faction: Zapp Inc.
       
      Rank: Licensed Operator
       
      Age: 43
       
      Sex: Male
       
      Height: 6’0”
       
      Weight: 200 lbs
       
      Eyes: brown
       
      Hair: brown
       
      Skin: fair
       
      Handiness: right-handed
       
      Personality
      Marco is a family man with a passion for Gunpla. He enjoys getting into character with his mecha and generally had fun when diving. He’s task oriented and is willing to make the tough decisions to win. 

       
      Strengths and weaknesses
       
      Corporate backing - Marco has the backing of the prestigious Zapp Inc. and has his sponsor supplying his Gunpla needs. This allows him to pursue his hobby more effortlessly than others. 
       
      Experienced - he’s more experienced than the average diver and has been pursuing his hobby for the better part of three decades. 
       
      Overconfident - his experience is double sided. Because he’s been playing for so long he doubts he can run into many challenges. He’s typically pleasantly surprised when a true challenge does surface. 
       
      Careless - because of his sponsor he’s more carefree about his gunpla and tends to be reckless, willing to give a good show rather than conservative in his approach. 
       
      Appearance
      Brown hair with a matching beard. Marco dresses casually and acts accordingly. He’s quick to warm up to people and cares about the effort others put in. He doesn’t get caught up in making a flashy avatar for the system and instead focuses on the mecha. 
       
      History
      Since a young age Marco has been fascinating with Gundam. As soon as he learned that he could make Gunpla he was captivated by the hobby. His passion grew with his age and as he got older he got more talented in his craft. By the time he was in his thirties he was catching the eye of the community and was even offered sponsorship. 
       
      For the last couple of years he’s been the poster boy for Zapp Incorporated. It’s because of his sponsorship that he was invited to the closed beta. He’s excited for the unique opportunity as well as meeting other people.
       
      Possessions
      Gundam Bael
      Zero Savior Gundam 
       
      Kills
      N/A
       
      Role plays
      GBN 1.8
      Coliseum battles
      N/A
       
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