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Gundam: Naked Concept by vforvengeance Gundam: Naked Concept by vforvengeance
People wear armors all the time to protect themselves both physically and mentally. From a football player who puts on protective gear to a politician who always sound like he's a good guy, an Achilles' heel can bring an end to their careers. Everyone are born with vulnerabilities like illnesses, allergies, disabilities etc and that is why our survival instincts push us to overcome our vulnerabilities and made us more thick-skinned to face the harsh reality out there.

A Gundam is always portrayed as a multipurpose war machine meant to survive in any environments and capable of taking multiple hits as it has a shell 10 times thicker than a warship. Which brings me to ponder:

What if the Gundam is stripped down to nothing? Even without beam sabers and built-in head vulcans?

As you can see here, my "Naked" Gundam concept is capable of changing into 3 types of combat gears meant for different purpose. Although the armors can increase the Gundam's combat capabilities and defenses, the raw deadliness actually comes from it's bare form-Naked form where the Gundam fully manifests its survival instinct and overcoming odds with its increased mobility and speed.

Like how Beowulf took out Grendel fist to fist and wearing nothing, I can see that one capable of overcoming his vulnerability but still unable to hold his testosterone for lust. No matter how powerful a weapon can be, the question still lies in the hands of those who wield it. Enjoy
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SlippedPurse Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
Similar concept to Gundam AGE.
ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the designs are amazing
raigalcc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
i like the gundam musha it looks really cool!!
tstriker1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should think up MORE combat gear, like "Eagle (extra flight capabilities)" or "ninja (even more mobility and speed PLUS stealth)"
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
It would looked more like Centurions if I do that. Besides, I did mention that its NAKED form is the strongest form
tstriker1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
True, I guess it works.
Koji08 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I would love to pilot the Musha. It seems like my type of mech.
eyetypher Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
liked Musha one!
Frost7 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
their primary body structure looks the same,their torso and pelvis,leg structure looks the same, the shoulders arms all look the same, the foundation of their structure is not unique but more similar, however only the accessories, armor pads, helmets,color and gears make them different apart.

The new gundam designs like 00 never use the same structural foundation for their gundams. All the 4 gundams use different foundation for their designs and never the same, even the thrones look different from the meisters but their foundation of their design is more insect like. Kriyos and Exia are different in their structural composition and so does double O has different structure from EXIa.
vforvengeance Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Of course they looked the same because they are of the SAME ONE naked base unit which I add on armors, helmets, weapons etc like a real soldier. Look closely before you leap...

Oh really? 00 Gundams are mostly redesigned from the same old frames which have been used for about 5 times in both 2 TV seasons and side mangas, I simply can't see the differences each "new" Gundams differ from each others. Beside, this is totally out of topic. It should be about my own naked Gundam concept.
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