- 1 Description
- 2 List of Assist Weapons
- 3 Trivia
Assist Weapons are designed by Ippei to assist Gridman in battle with monsters deployed by Khan Digifer become much stronger than the last. In Computer World, Gridman uses the Materialization Beam to complete the process. Initially, Yuka was responsible for handling the programs until Ippei created the Assist Weapon Selecter to contain and deploy them conveniently. There are two types of Assist Weapons: Vehicle-type and Weapon-type. Weapon-types are designed as actual weapons wielded by Gridman whereas Vehicle-types assume the form of war machines that can be controlled by both Ippei and Yuka through game controllers. Vehicle-type can also assume powered suit of armor-like configuration to be worn by Gridman to increase his combat capabilities. By the time Khan Digifer decided to take matters into his own hands by fighting Gridman, he invaded Junk's server and destroyed the Assist Weapons in mere instant, gaining advantage in the battle until Takeshi Todo created the Grid Hyper Beam program to destroy him.
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The Assist Weapons made their appearance in adult Takeshi's recollection of past battles. The final battle against Khan is played differently, in that Dyna Dragon participated with the formation of King Gridman. After the Dragonic Cannon failed to burn Khan, the Demon King charges forward and fires his beam. The King Jet armor was the only Assist Weapon destroyed but Gridman emerged unharmed and continued the fight.
In Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, Assist Weapons are programs left behind by Servo so Sam's friends can assist both him and his chosen host Sam in battle. Here, they are known as Arsenal Programs and would be piloted by any of Sam's friends.
In the anime series, as revealed in Voice Drama 5.5, Assist Weapons are portrayed as Hyper Agents similar to Gridman, but ones that possess default human/Repli-compoid forms which enable them to both blend in with normal human populace as well as directly watching over both Gridman's host (namely Yuta Hibiki) and their allies. Similar to Gridman's chosen host, they can assume their Assist Weapon forms by reaching their hands to Junk and shout the Access Code. Following the events of Episode 3 - Defeat, the rest of Assist Weapons made their presence known to Gridman Alliance in which Gridman introduced them under the front Neon Genesis Junior High Students.
It's later revealed that each member of the group was spawned from their respective fragment of Gridman himself, thus explained their Assist Weapon forms' similarities to their predecessors God Zenon and Gridman Sword. As they still carry said fragments, NGJHS members eventually returned the fragments to Gridman in a bid to restore their parent/master's true form. As foreign programs who entered Tsutsudjidai and therefore not part of Akane's creations, they can block out attention from others so as to move freely without the risk of looking suspicious.
Dynazenon, a giant robot that initially assumes the appearance of dragon ornament entrusted to Gauma by a princess, revealed to be able to fill the role of Assist Weapons in the same vein with Neon Genesis Junior High Students. This was first discovered by Yomogi Asanaka whose Dynasoldier unveils its cannon form Dynamic Cannon in the presence of Gridknight. The same goes to rest of Dynazenon components (Dynawing, Dynastriker, and Dynadiver) where they, alongside Goldburn, form a suit of powered armor about Gridknight in his Kaiser Gridknight form.
It's possible for a kaiju to become an Assist Weapon, but that only occurs through peculiar circumstances. The latest and perhaps only known instance of this so far is Goldburn, a kaiju born from the mysterious pearl/pebble fueled by Chise's desire not to be left out from the others and assisting her friends and cousin Koyomi Yamanaka who became Dynazenon pilots alongside Gridknight Alliance in combating Kaiju Eugenicists' forces along the way, resulting it adopting mechanical form not unlike Dynasoldier or Dynarex as well as possessing the ability to reconfigure into a massive shield. For the same reason, the kaiju inherently good and sides with its creator and greater extent, her comrades thus rejects Kaiju Eugenicists' influence over it unlike its brethren.
List of Assist Weapons
- Gridman Sword/Thunder Axe
- Barrier Shield
- Plasma Sword
- God Zenon
- Thunder Jet
- Twin Driller
- God Tank
- Dyna Dragon/Dragon Fortress
- Dragonic Cannon/Dyna Fighter
- King Jet
- The name of Assist Weapons' group in SSSS.Gridman is a (rather obvious) reference to Neon Genesis Evangelion. Also, the brooches on their vests are references to the patterns of the Dinobots from Transformers Age of Extinction.