Design and DevelopmentEdit
During the first deployment of the Lancelot Albion Zero, the Knightmare ended up covered in blood after successfully completing its mission. That image instilled fear into the people he had saved during the mission, so Suzaku decided that he could not continue piloting that Knightmare. However, he acknowledged that it might be necessary for him to go into combat again. Therefore, he requests Rakshata to develop him a new Knightmare, not like the Lancelot used by the "evil" Emperor Lelouch's knight, something that would be more fitting for Zero to use. She decided that, for Zero, a successor to the Shinkirō would be perfect.
Two Mahoroba units were constructed, with one being made for ceremonial purposes and another intended for pure combat. This second unit was designed with combat in mind.