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Zeon Quest is a Mobile Suit Gundam re-imagining of the One Year War in the form of a text adventure, created and DM'ed by "I Apologized on 4chan" (Or Apologized for short) on the /tg/ board of 4chan, much like its spiritual predecessor Ruby Quest.

Most of the quest is centered around Zeon Ace David Lister (No relation to a certain smeghead) and his unit of equally skilled Zeonic pilots. Lister starts as a simple grunt in the Zeonic invasion of Earth, before rising to become a major figure in the war, changing many events in the UC timeline.


The quest concluded on August 13th, 2011. A full archive of the quest, with only a few missing entries, can be found here.

This Quest provides examples of:

  • Ace Custom:
    • Davids Nacht Zaku- an upgraded Act Zaku mounting a gouf custom heat rod in one arm, a small beam gun in the other and hidden blades in the feet, as well as additional armor and thrusters and a better power plant. The original EL MUERTO GIGANTE counts also.
    • Zolomon also has a number of customized units, mainly adding mounting points for twin heat hawks and other throwable weapons, culminating in the Gyan Eisvogel, a terrifying monstrosity with a pair of forearm mounted beam sabers, a Gundam hammer, and a whole rack of beam javelins.
  • Alternate Continuity: The goal was to create one, and it finally happened when Garma's death was prevented.
  • Badass Normal: Bernard Wiseman has no Newtype powers, and he only uses a grunt unit. He's come closer to killing Amuro than even Char has. Bernie has also managed to successfully hijack the Gundam Alex and finish off the Midnight Pixy Death Squad.
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  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: Archimedes was a newtype whose spirit now inhabits the Solar Ray.
  • BFG: Gundam Units 04 and 05, one focusing on a single Wave-Motion Gun, the other choosing More Dakka.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: David apparently is fond of this trope when drunk.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: Garma. Or more specifically, Garma's hair.
  • The Federation: The antagonists this time around, and the primary enemy until Ghiren ruins everything.
  • Famous Last Words:
    • "MOTHERFUCKERS! I JUST BOUGHT A BOOOOOOAAAAAAAAT!!!!!"(From the Christmas Special, by Wolfgang Strauss's former superior, Sargeant Khenni)
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lister almost has to do this to save Von Braun. Hovis later does the real thing to save Calvin.
  • Improbable Piloting Skills: Lister didn't know he had a targeting computer. He was kicking too much ass without it.
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  • It's Personal: Lister gives a speech quite like this after Hovis is killed.
  • Mind Rape: Being a Newtype against the EXAM System is like being a Japanese schoolgirl in the octopus tank.
  • Nuclear Option: As much as the Antarctica Treaty prohibits it, this seems to be the Nachtmaren unofficial answer to everything. GODDAMMIT GHIREN WHO WOULD EVEN GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THESE THINGS IN THE FIRST PLACE
  • Oh, Crap!: Pretty much everyone's reaction to seeing a Gundam. Also, realizing that destroying half of Jaburo caused the Federation to begin mass production of Trojan Horses.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Elaine's home colony did not allow women to enlist in the army, so she dons a fake mustache(of dubious quality) and enlists as a man. Although she managed to have her identity go unquestioned through sheer luck, when being interviewed for recruitment by Natcherman, David saw through it immediately.
  • Putting on the Reich: Ghiren and anyone remotely associated with him. Apologized seems to treat the rest of Zeon more like WWI Germany.
  • Red Baron: In addition to the well-known Red Comet and White Devil, we have EL MUERTO GIGANTE, and the One-Armed Bandit.
  • Lister also tests a number of different high-end prototypes, although some of these are less powerful than their mass-produced versions.

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