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Breaking through both karma and fate, the screams of life echoing through the galaxy! The union of Raging Billows, ARC-GURREN LAGANN!

Arc-Gurren Lagann (アークグレン, Āku-Guren-Ragan), taken from the name Arc-Gurren given by Rossiu Adai, is the combination of one of Lordgenome's Gunmen battleships with Simon's Gurren-Lagann. It is formed when Simon combines the two mechs in order to save the former from destruction at the hands of the Anti-Spirals' attack force, the Mugann. It is later used as the Ultra Spiral Powerplant that powers Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann.

History

Before Anti-Spiral War Arc

Arc-Gurren

Simon and the rest of Team Dai-Gurren appear to fight back against the Mugann onslaught attacking Arc-Gurren. When Arc-Gurren is cornered by two large Mugann, Leeron tells Simon to combine it with Gurren-Lagann, which causes Team Dai-Gurren to form Arc-Gurren Lagann. The resulting combination is able to knock out the two Mugann, who combine as well, and create a hole in the space time continuum.

After the battle, the Arc-Gurren Lagann was used to hold back the moon as it tried to crash into earth ahead of schedule, and when it was unable to push it back, Gimmy Adai and Darry Adai took its controls using their Grapearls while Simon used Gurren-Lagann to take back the moon. In the movie adaption, Arc-Gurren Lagann instead breaks the hand of the Cathedral Lazengann with its own Giga Drill Break and the mech itself pushes its Giga Drill into the moon's core.

During Anti-Spiral War Arc

The Arc-Gurren, in the form of Arc-Gurren Lagann, is only seen outside of the Cathedral Terra when Team Dai-Gurren first enters the Anti-Spirals' pocket-universe. Once it becomes the Ultra Spiral Powerplant that powers Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann, it is only seen acting as such within the mech until the end of the series. In the movie adaption, it is only seen acting the Ultra Spiral Powerplant as well, and again only until the end of the series.

Attacks

Space-Time Shattering Burst Spinning Punch.

Space-Time Shattering Burst Spinning Punch: A punch used by Simon and Viral which tears a hole in the fabric of reality. The move was used to defeat the combined form of two large Mugann by sending them to the far end of the space time continuum, where they exploded.

Arc-Gurren Lagann Giga Drill Break: A move only used in the second movie. Arc-Gurren Lagann performs a Giga Drill Break, which tears apart one of the arms of Cathedral Lazenngann before it can punch the Earth.


Size

It is estimated that its size could be 5000 meters, since it measures almost the same size as Dekabutsu. Another size could be the one that appears in Final Drill, which would be 100,000 times the size of Gurren Lagann, which is 1,200 kilometers.

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Trivia

  • It is the only Gurren Lagann form (apart from Lagann itself) to lack sunglasses on either face.
  • Its name could presumably be rendered as Ark Gurren-Lagann, as a reference to Noah's Ark, which was also a giant ship used by humanity to escape a major disaster (flood, moon drop). The Katakana is also a typical Japanese localization of the word "Ark".
  • Arc-Gurren Lagann made a cameo appearance in the Parallel Works, "Kiyal's Magical Time, Three Minutes Before", being piloted by Kiyal to stop a huge ship (which far larger than it) from crashing into Earth. This may have been a reference in its debut where Simon used it to stop the Cathedral Terra from colliding with the Earth.
  • Arc-Gurren Lagann shares design elements with Linebarrel (Linebarrels of Iron) and Jehuty (Zone of the Enders), namely the legs, the spine, and the lower torso.
  • In the turn-based strategy games Super Robot Wars Z2: Saisei-hen and Super Robot Wars X, Arc-Gurren Lagann appears in the animation for the strongest attack for Gurren Lagann's base form.
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