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The Tristan (トリスタン Torisutan) is an seventh generation transformable Knightmare Frame developed by the Holy Britannian Empire for the use of Gino Weinberg, the Knight of Three. Named after Tristan of the Knights of the Round Table, it was heavily damaged during the attempted uprising of the Knights of the Round. It was later repaired and upgraded to the Tristan Divider.

Design and Specifications[]

The Tristan is a transformable Knightmare Frame developed for speed and for that very same reason it is able to transform into a jet (Fortress Mode) in mid-air and utilizes a pair of machine guns. It has two

Tristan Transformed

Tristan Fortress Mode

massive Slash Harkens mounted on its forearms that are also equipped with Harken Boosters. The two Slash Harkens can combine to fire an energy blast comparable to the Shen Hu's Baryon Cannon.

A seventh-generation model, the Tristan, named after the Knight of the Round Table, is the first transforming Knightmare Frame ever developed, able to switch between humanoid (Frame) and jet (Fortress) forms. It is piloted by the Knight of Three, Gino Weinberg. It is highly maneuverable, able to fold out, and transform in mid-air. It can utilize a pair of machine guns in its jet form. It has two massive Slash Harkens mounted on its forearms, which are equipped with Harken Boosters. The two Slash Harkens can combine to fire an energy blast, powerful enough to effectively match the Shenhu's Baryon Cannon. When in humanoid form, it can wield two pickaxe-like Maser Vibration Swords called the MVS Polearms, which can be joined together at the hilts to form a single, double-edged scythe. The Tristan is heavily damaged by the Lancelot Albion, during the attempted revolt against Emperor Lelouch.

Tristan fortress

Better look on the Tristan Fortress Mode

Operational history[]

As a member of the Knights of the Round, ace pilot Gino Weinberg is granted his own R&D team, which constructs for him a customized personal Knightmare Frame. This machine, named the RZA-3F9 Tristan, is designed specifically to suit Gino's fighting style and personal preferences. The Tristan is a high-mobility model Knightmare, specializing in hit-and-run tactics using its Slash Harkens and wide-bladed MVS spears to cut through enemies quickly and cleanly. Already agile normally, the Tristan possesses the ability to transform into Fortress mode, making it a streamlined fighter for high-speed attacks. Gino makes good use of his Tristan until outcast Britannian prince Lelouch Lamperouge, formerly the terrorist Zero, claims the Britannian throne and leads the superpower towards his own ends. Siding with those loyal to the late Emperor Charles, Gino attempts to capture Lelouch, but is defeated in single combat with Lelouch's personal Knight, Suzaku Kururugi, and his Knightmare Frame Z-01Z Lancelot Albion. The Tristan, damaged, but still functioning, is upgraded by the Black Knights into a new form, the RZA-3F9X1 Tristan Divider. The Tristan Divider wields the two halves of the Excalibur of the Galahad frame that was destroyed by the Lancelot Albion. Each half is powerful enough to break through the Shinkiro's Absolute Defense territory, as seen in the anime.


Knightmare of Nunnally[]

In the manga spin-off Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally, Anya Alstreim uses a modified version of the Tristan. It is similar in appearance to the regular Tristan except for the Geass sigil on the Knightmare's face. It makes its first appearance in chapter 18 to fight the Lancelot. Its main difference to the original Tristan is its weaponry, being six Automated Trajectory Variable Type MVS Slash Harkens.


Tristan - Line Art

General Characteristics

Design Features


  • 2x Maser Vibration Swords (MVS) Polearm (hidden inside the wings and can't be used while in Fortress-Mode)
  • 2x Arm-mounted "Megiddo Harken"
  • 1x Energy Cannon (formed by the combination of the 2 Slash Harkens)
  • 2x Machine-Guns (Fortress-Mode only)



External links[]

Vehicles of the Holy Britannian Empire and Euro Britannia
Knights of the Round
Knights of the Round Knightmares Florence - Galahad - Lancelot (Conquista - Albion - Club - Albion Zero) - Mordred - Palomides - Percival - Tristan (Divider)
Sheffield Eye
Landships G-1 Base-class Land Cruiser
Britannian Superheavy Railway Gun
Armoured Fighting Vehicles Britannian APC - Britannian Tank
Britannian Armoured Train - Britannian Jeep
Transport Vehicles Black Knights Command Vehicle - Britannian Ambulance
Dispatch Trailer
Ground Knightmares Generation 3 (Ganymede)
Generation 4 (Glasgow - Knightpolice - MR-1 - Prytwen)
Generation 5 (Canterbury - Gekka Alonso (Custom)
Gloucester (Cornelia - Swordsman) - Liverpool - Sutherland (Club - Eye
Glinda - Ledo - Pluton Custom - Schnee))
Generation 6 (Equus)
Generation 7 (Ahuramazda - Brighton - Gawain - Gracchus
Lancelot Grail - Vercingetorix - Vincent (Gram - Ward - Glinda
Snipe - Blaze - Pluton) - Zetland (Heart))
Airships Avalon-class Aircraft Carrier/Battleship - Caerleon-class Floating Battleship - Gallia Grande-class Floating Ark
Logres-class Floating Battleship - Britannian Transport Blimp
Transport Aircraft Britannian Transport Plane - Britannian Shuttle
Britannian Heavy Transport Plane - Vercingetorix Flight Unit
Fighter Aircraft Britannian Jet Fighter
VTOL Britannian Knightmare Carrier VTOL - Britannian VTOL Gunship
Britannian VTOL Transport
Knight Giga Fortresses Elphaba - Siegfried
Aerial Knightmares Generation 7 (Aquila - Bradford (Brave) - Lancelot HighGrail
(Frontier) - Somerset - Vincent (Command Model) - Gareth)
Miscellaneous Aircraft Britannian Police Aircraft
Seaships Dreadnought-class Carrier-Battleship - Britannian Carrier-Battleship - Britannian Destroyer
Assault Boats Britannian Landing Craft
Naval Nightmares Generation 4 (Portman)
Generation 5 (Portman II)
Spaceships Damocles-class Sky Fortress