Designed around the AIC (Active Inertia Canceller), which is capable of projecting an inertia negating field, the Schwarzer Regen is based around melee combat (where the AIC would be most effective), but is also equipped with several Equalizers which enable ranged combat, making it a fairly stable all-round type.
It takes the form of a garter belt on her right leg.
1st Shift/Armaments & AbilitiesEdit
Basic armament (Preset) consists of:
- AIC (Active Inertia Canceller) projector - An inertia negating field that effectively stops any projectile and attacks directed at Laura. While it is effective against the attacks, Laura must concentrate on the target in front of her, thus leading to a problem if there are two targets going against her. In Volume 3 of the light novels, it is implied that the AIC gets weaker when Laura only partially deploys her IS, and that it can be broken through with enough brute force.
- 6 wire-guided daggers. The wires connected to daggers are strong enough to function as tentacles, capable of immobilizing, constricting, and even throwing a target as large as an IS.
- A .80 caliber heavy rail gun, mounted on the right shoulder. It is implied that the speed at which the projectile is launched can be controlled, as a real-life rail gun can easily launch its projectile at Mach 7. This is seen when Charlotte formed a shield and blocked the shot aimed at Ichika, implying that it was shot at speeds that could be perceived. But, when the [Panzer Cannon] package is installed, she will wield two .80 caliber railgun on both shoulders instead one. However, when this package is installed, the Schwarzer Regen's mobility is reduced greatly in order to minimalize recoil from the rail guns.
- Beam sabers/spears that are generated through her hands.
- An illegal Valkyrie Trace system which was kept secret even to Laura, but was subsequently removed after its discovery.
- High-speed maneuver pack. Equipment designed for high-speed combat for the Schwarzer Zweig (Schwarzer Regen's sister unit), it was borrowed by Laura for the Cannonball Fast.
- The position of Schwarzer Regen's beam sabers is homage to the GAT-X303 Aegis Gundam, from Gundam SEED, where it stores its beam sabers on it forearms and feet; and RX-0 Unicorn Gundam NT-D Mode, where it has beam sabers -two on each arm and two on its backpack/thruster pack.
- The wire guided beam daggers, possibly a homage from both CB-0000 Reborns Gundam - Cannon Mode's Egner Whip, and GAT-X105E Strike Noir's as both units use the same weapon.
- The Railgun that is positioned on the Schwarzer Regen's right shoulder also pays homage to the Gundam Throne Eins, which also has a large beam cannon, as well as the Full Armor Gundam which was the first mobile suit ever to use a single shoulder mounted cannon.
- The tall eared head piece and black color scheme of the Schwarzer Regen is a reference to the Schwarze Hase Corp (Black Hare Corp) that Laura belongs to.