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The Gun-Ru (鋼髏, gānglóulit. Steel Skeleton), is a Knightmare Frame both similar to and yet highly different from the common Britannian models. Designated as the TQ-19, it was designed and deployed by the Chinese Federation in an attempt to match the effectiveness and success of Britannia's Knightmare Frames.

Design and Specifications[]

Larger than its Britannian counterparts, the Gun-Ru's body is dome-shaped and are commonly painted green with red secondary trim (though fully red-colored versions are seen in the second season, these red variant units are shown to belong to soldiers who are loyal to the High Eunuchs) with smaller legs and manipulators that fold into the body, giving it an almost frog-like appearance.

The Gun-Ru's main armament consists of a pair of machine guns and a pair of cannons, mounted on the shoulders of the unit. Due to lacking proper body limbs, the unit is incapable of any close quarters, hand-to-hand combat, although it makes up for this with its use of fixed ranged weaponry. Unlike other Knightmare Frames it does not feature a Cockpit Ejection System, requiring entry and exit from the front. Though much weaker than Britannian Knightmares, the Gun-Ru's are cheaper to produce, allowing the Chinese to rely upon the strength of their numbers when using them in battles.

Operational History[]

The Chinese Federation deployed many Gun-Rus during its attempt to take over Kyushu, the southernmost island of Japan. Initially, even Suzaku Kururugi and his Lancelot were overwhelmed by the sheer number of Gun-Rus sent after him, but the surprise intervention of Black Knight leader Zero in the Gawain turns the tables on the Chinese.

A year later in the second season, it is still shown to be the main Knightmare Frame of the Chinese Federation. Once again, it is used in vast numbers, deployed by the hundreds in the battle between Zero and the Black Knights, and the Chinese Forces led by Li Xingke and the High Eunuchs; their large numbers had proven adept at breaking through formations. A few Gun-Rus were also deployed in the Kagoshima Settlement Battle.

In the second year of the Kowa era, after Lelouch's Zero Requiem plan, in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, one is seen among the forces who have kidnaped Zero (Suzaku) and Nunnally at the beginning of the movie, and they still used by the UFN. Some are seen during the Black Knights' landing in Zilkhstan, at the end of the film.


Gun-Ru - Line Art

General Characteristics

  • Crew: One
  • Height: 5.67 meters
  • Weight: 13.08 metric tons
  • Power Source: Energy Filler

Design Features


  • 2x Top Shoulder-mounted Machine Guns
  • 2x Bottom Shoulder-mounted Cannons



Vehicles of the Chinese Federation and the Militarized Zone of India
Landships Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles Chinese Federation Artillery Tank
Transport Vehicles Chinese Cargo Truck
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Gun-Ru)
Generation 7 (Chuyen - Byakuen (Gouka)
Guren Type-01 (Type 02))
Airships Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Strategic Bombers Chinese Federation Strategic Bomber
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Guren Type-02 (Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu)
Seaships Chinese Federation Iceberg Ship - Black Knights' Submarine
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Assault Boats Chinese Federation Landing Craft
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress
Vehicles of the United Federation of Nations, Peace Mark and the Black Knights
Landships G-1 Base-class Land Cruiser
Longdan-class Ground Combat Command Battleship
Armoured Fighting Vehicles JLF Railway Flak Cart
Transport Vehicles Black Knights Command Vehicle - Chinese Cargo Truck
JLF Knightmare Transport Truck - Rocket Truck - Roze's Motorhome
Ground Knightmares Generation 4 (Bamides - Burai (Custom - Kai) - Gun-Ru - Panzer Hummel - Raikō - Glasgow Orpheus Custom)
Generation 5 (Gekka (Pre-Production - Narisuna - Shiden - Tohdoh's Gekka))
Generation 7 (Alexa Narisuna - Akatsuki (Upgrade) - Benihoozuki - Byakuen (Gouka - Rekka)
Guren Type-01 (Type-02) - Gawain - Mahoroba Type-01
Meigetsu - Quinn Roses Model-B (Model-Z) - Shinkirō - Sutherland II
Tristan Divider - Vincent - Zangetsu)
Generation 9 (Sutherland Loyal)
Unknown Generation (Sekka - Keisetsu - Zi-Apollo)
Airships Asuka-class Black Knights Small Ship - Britannian Transport Blimp
Ikaruga-class Floating Light Carrier
Transport Aircraft Federation Transport Plane - Federation Wide-body Airliner - Knightmare Transport Rocket
VTOL Chinese Federation VTOL Gunship - Black Knights' VTOL Transport
Knight Giga Fortresses Sutherland Sieg
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Agravain - Akatsuki (Zikisan) - Guren Type-02
(Flight-Enabled) - Shen Hu - Vincent Ward)
Generation 9 (Gekkoei - Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements (Special)
Lancelot Albion Zero - Lancelot siN (White Fang) - Moosa)
Unknown Generation (Zi-Artemis - Zi-Ortygia)
Seaships Black Knights' Submarine - Black Knights' Tanker
Da Longdan-class Amphibious Floating Command Battleship
Federation Aircraft Carrier - Federation Cruiser - Federation Destroyer
Federation Transport Submarine
Assault Boats Black Knights' Hydrofoil - Chinese Federation Landing Craft - Knightmare Speedboat
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress