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|CharName = Gunther Prozen
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|ImageName = Prozen - cc.png
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|Appearances = [[Battle Story|Zoids Battle Story]]<br>''[[Zoids: Chaotic Century]]''<br>''[[Zoids: Guardian Force]]'' (as the Dark Kaiser)
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|Debut = Battle Story
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|Affiliation = [[Zenebas Empire]]<br>[[Guylos Empire]]
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|Age = N/A
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|Zoids = [[Death Saurer]]
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|Japanese_Name = ギュンター・プロイツェン <br> (Gunther Proitzen)
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|Actors = Houchu Ohtsuka (Japanese)<br>Dave Kelly (English)
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}}'''Gunther Prozen''' is a fictional character from ''[[Zoids: Chaotic Century]]'' and ''[[Zoids: Guardian Force]]''. He is one of the main antagonists in both series.
   
==Battle Story==
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==Overview==
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===Battle Story===
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Zenebas had two known children. The first, Elena, would later end up hiding her past and running the [[Helic Republic|Republic]] as Louise Elena Camford, likely because neither the Republic or [[Guylos Empire|Guylos]] lot would have trusted an open [[Zenebas Empire|Zenebas]] heir in charge.
   
Gunther Prozen is an ambitious, manipulative man who desires absolute power. While already a high-ranking member of the Guylos court, his desires stretch to controlling all of Planet Zi. He is ruthless, not caring what he does in order to fulfil his aims; starting wars, destroying whole cities and unleashing horrific weapons of mass destruction are all steps he's taken in his conquest.
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The younger, Gunther Prozen, was Elena's half-brother, and born some time before ZAC 2050 to a high-ranking member of the Guylos court. He never knew his father, being raised by his mother and given a no doubt heavily idealized version of his visions for the Zenebas Empire. At a young age, he was witness to Zenebas' funeral, swearing on that day that he would rebuild his father's nation.
   
Despite this, Prozen has strong nationalist traits. He believes in the restoration of the Zenebas Empire, albeit with himself, its rightful heir, as its leader.
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Prozen also kept his father a secret, instead relying on his mother's position to become influential within the Guylos court. When the current Emperor died in ZAC 2094, leaving his grandson [[Rudolph Zeppelin III|Rudolph]] as his only heir, Prozen was appointed as his regent. He used his new position to take de facto control of the nation, beginning a massive rearmament program. Unbeknownst to the Guylos leaders, he also formed his own units of loyalists and Zenebas nationals, who would later make up the [[Eisen Dragoon]]s and Prozen Knights (known for their pinkish-red [[Iron Kong]]s and wasp insignia).
   
==Anime==
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In ZAC 2099, Prozen launched an invasion via the Western Continent, starting a new war between the Empire and the Republic. The goal of this war wasn't conquest, however, but to allow the two nations to batter each other and deplete their forces. To this end, he unleashed weapons such as the recreated Death Saurer and the dangerously uncontrollable [[Death Stinger]], seemingly caring little for the danger and destruction—or the deaths on both sides, in the latter's case.
   
Similar to his battle story counterpart, the anime version of Prozen is highly ambitious and self-serving. He believes the Helic Republic to be nothing but a band of rebels usurping the Empire's land, and desires to rule the Empire and all of Planet Zi. He gradually climbs his way to the top of the political hierarchy, conspiring behind the scenes, stepping on everyone who gets in his way and casting people aside when he no longer needs them.
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When the Helic army invaded the Dark Continent of Nyx in ZAC 2101, Prozen saw his chance. The Eisen Dragoons and the Prozen Knights launched a proper coup, taking control of the Imperial capital, Valhalla, from the remaining Guylos forces. However, the Guylos and Helic forces teamed up, launching a counteroffensive and nearly defeating Prozen's forces. As a last-ditch effort, Prozen activated his own Zoid, the [[Death Saurer|Bloody Death Saurer]], to use on the combined forces.
   
Prozen is manipulative as well, feigning concern for the ailing Emperor Zeppelin to gain favour in the eyes of his peers. He stops at nothing to gain what he wants, even hiring assassins to kill the Crown Prince Rudolph in order to take his throne. He appears to hold fascist ideals, believing that only the one who holds the most power deserves the right to rule.
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Before he could use the Death Saurer, however, the Zoid was attacked by prince Rudolph in a [[Sabre Tiger]], as well as [[Karl Liechien Shubaltz|Karl Schwarz]] in an Iron Kong. While the Tiger was easily defeated, the Iron Kong managed to severely damage the Death Saurer, mortally wounding Prozen in the process. Not willing to be defeated, Prozen deliberately overloaded the Death Saurer, destroying the capital and the two armies to ensure the greater victory of his plan's success: in the aftermath and chaos that followed, his son [[Wolff Muroa]], formed the Neo Zenebas Empire, the Eisen Dragoons he'd led forming the core of its new army.
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===Anime===
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====Chaotic Century====
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Prozen's first appearance chronologically (shown later in the anime, in flashback) was as the Division Commander of the Third Panzer. Prozen's column had discovered the location of the frozen Shadow. Quickly realizing the possibilities inherently present in the [[Organoid]], he ordered the deaths of the Republic soldiers protecting it, including [[Dan Flyheight|Dan]]. Utterly demolishing all but Dan and a few of his best troops, Prozen ordered his troops to charge the Gustav hauling the capsule. While Shadow emerged, having been released by one of Dan's troops, Dan himself charged Prozen's column and self-destructed his [[Command Wolf]], wiping out an entire platoon of Iron Kongs. Prozen somehow survived the blast, escaping with Lieutenant Hardin. He happened across [[Raven]], whom Dan had been shepherding. Raven drew Dan's magnum and leveled it, trying to fire. Prozen calmly walked over to the child and slapped the gun from his hand, remarking casually that the safety had been on the entire time.
   
Both the Battle Story and Anime versions of Prozen are associated with the Death Saurer.
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He must also have been impressed, as Raven soon came under his care, taking up the very name "Raven" only at Prozen's request, his real name having been burned from him at the sight of Ambient killing his family. Raven eventually became Prozen's finest warrior, surpassing Hardin and the rest of the then-Commander's guard. Eventually, Prozen rose in rank to become an Admiral and then Regent. Somewhere during that time, his men captured Shadow and brought him before Raven, allowing Raven to tame him.
In the Battle Story, Prozen used a Bloody Death Saurer, a special Death Saurer (painted red instead of black) to spearhead the ascension of the Neo Zenebas empire. The Bloody Death Saurer self destructed, wiping out an entire city and most of the Helic and Guylos armies in the explosion, causing heavy damage to both sides and allowing the Neo Zenebas to rise from the ashes and seize power.
 
   
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His ambitions eventually took him to the council that advised [[Emperor Zeppelin|Emperor Zeppelin II]], the Emperor of Guylos. Upon the death of the Emperor, Prozen made little to no effort to convert Rudolph to his scheming, instead simply trying to eliminate him. His plan was thwarted by Rosso, who kidnapped the young Emperor from the grips of the Royal Guard. Undaunted, the scheming Prozen seized utter control of the Empire, even managing to get himself coronated as the new Emperor, albeit only for a few seconds.
   
In the anime, the Death Saurer was a legendary Zoid created by the ancient Zoidians, which Prozen revived in secret using Zoid cores gathered by his minion Raven and his Geno Saurer. The Death Saurer proved impossible to control, even possessing Prozen himself with its evil will, posing a significant threat to all of Zi. The Republic and the Empire teamed up to defeat it, with Van Flyheight striking the killing blow with his Blade Liger.
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After several attempts to use Imperial assets to kill [[Van Flyheight|Van]] and [["Fiona" Elisi Linette|Fiona's]] group, Prozen used a clone of the Death Saurer to create the Geno Saurer and other weapons, and lured the group to the [[Death Saurer]]'s birthing area. Somehow, he moved it to the capital building and hid it under the grand stage. After declaring himself Emperor, he used the Death Saurer to annihilate most of Guylos' capital.
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Gunther Prozen was born sometime before ZAC 2050, being the son of Emperor Zenebas and a high-ranking member of the Guylos court. Prozen's parentage was apparently unknown to all but his mother and later himself; not even Elena Muroa (who would later become President of the Helic Republic under the name Louise Camford) knew of his true parentage.
 
Because of his mother's family, Prozen became very influential within the Guylos Court, eventually becoming Minister for War. When Emperor Guylos died in ZAC 2094, leaving his six-year old Grandson Rudolph as his only heir, Prozen was appointed as his Regent. Prozen used the position to take de facto control of the nation and begin a massive rearmament program. He also formed an elite unit known as the Eisen Dragoons, controlled by his son Wolff. This unit was composed of Zenebas nationals and loyalists, and answered to Prozen directly. Finally, he created his own bodyguard unit, the Prozen Knights, who were armed with modified Iron Kongs.
 
In ZAC 2099, Prozen launched an invasion of the Western Continent, starting a new war between the Empire and the Republic. The goal of this war wasn't conquest, however, but rather to allow the two nations to batter each other and deplete their forces. To this end, he unleashed weapons such as the recreated Death Saurer and the rampaging Death Stinger to simply cause as much damage as possible.
 
When the Helic army invaded the Dark Continent of Nyx in ZAC 2101, Prozen saw his chance. The Eisen Dragoons and the Prozen Knights launched a coup, taking control of the Imperial capital from the remaining Guylos forces. However, the Guylos and Helic forces teamed up, then launched a counteroffensive on the capital, nearly defeating Prozen's forces. As a last-ditch effort, Prozen activated his own Zoid, the Bloody Death Saurer to use on the combined forces.
 
Before he could use the Death Saurer, however, the Zoid was attacked by prince Rudolph in a Saber Tiger, as well as Karl Schwartz in an Iron Kong. While the Tiger was easily defeated, the Iron Kong managed to severely damage the Death Saurer, mortally wounding Prozen in the process. Not willing to be defeated, Prozen deliberately overloaded the Death Saurer, destroying the capital and the two armies.
 
In the aftermath of the destruction, Wolff Muroa formed a new Zenebas Empire, his Eisen Dragoons forming the core of its new army.
 
Chaotic Century
 
Gunther Prozen is very similar to his battle story self, his power hungry personality easily showing through to the audiences. He is the person responsible for Van's father, Dan Flyheight's, death and the one who raised Raven and recaptured Shadow for his use.
 
Prozen's debut is revealed later in the anime, as the Division Commander of the Third Panzer. Prozen's column had discovered the location of the frozen Shadow. Quickly realizing the possibilities inherently present in the Organoid, he ordered the deaths of the Republic soldiers protecting it, including Dan. Utterly demolishing all but Dan and a few of his best troops, Prozen ordered his troops to charge the Gustav hauling the capsule. While Shadow emerged, having been released by one of Dans' troops, Dan himself rammed Prozen's column and self-destructed, wiping out an entire platoon of Iron Kongs. Prozen somehow survived the blast, escaping with Lieutenant Harden. He happened across Raven, whom Dan had been shepherding. Raven drew Dan's magnum and leveled it, trying to fire. Prozen calmly walked over to the child and slapped the gun from his hand, remarking casually that the safety had been on the entire time.
 
Raven soon came under his care, and took upon that name only at Prozen's request, his real name having been burned from him at the sight of Shadow killing his family. Raven eventually became Prozen's finest warrior, surpassing Harden and the rest of the then-Commander's guard. Eventually, Prozen rose in rank to become an Admiral and eventually Regent. At some point in that time, his men captured Shadow and brought him before Raven, allowing Raven to tame him.
 
His ambitions eventually took him to the council that advised Zeppelin II, the Emperor of the Guylos. Upon the death of the Emperor, Prozen seems to have made little to no effort to convert Rudolph to his scheming, instead simply trying to eliminate him. His plan was thwarted by Rosso, who kidnapped the young Emperor from the grips of the Royal Guard.
 
The scheming Regent then seized utter control of the Empire, even managing to get himself coroneted as the new Emperor, albeit only for a few seconds.
 
After several attempts to use Imperial assets to kill Van's and Fiona's group, Prozen used a clone of the Death Saurer to create the Geno Saurer and other weapons, and lured the group to the Death Saurer's Birthing area, but lost control of and was possessed by the weapon. Somehow, he moved it to the capital building and hid it under the grand stage. After declaring himself Emperor, he used the Death Saurer to annihilate most of Guylos' capital. The timely arrival of Van, Fiona, Irvine, and Moonbay, along with Captain Thomas and a column of Gordoses ultimately prevented Prozen from leaving the area. The further intervention of the Baron of Wings and Storm Sworder crippled the Death Saurer's Charged Particle Intake fan and allowed Van to destroy the monstrosity, seemingly consuming Prozen in the ensuing fireball.
 
   
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The timely arrival of Van, Fiona, [[Irvine]], and [[Moonbay]], along with [[Rob Herman|Herman]] and a column of [[Gojulas]]es ultimately prevented Prozen from leaving the area. The further intervention of the Baron of Wings and [[Storm Sworder]] crippled the Death Saurer's Charged Particle Intake fan and allowed Van to destroy the monstrosity, seemingly consuming Prozen in the ensuing fireball.
   
Prozen is presumed dead by most the characters, but is eventually revealed to have survived the explosion of the Death Saurer and somehow merged with its core. He's absent for the most of the series having spent most of the time lying dormant in a cavern located at the gateway into the Ancient Zoidian Capital and ultimately the Zoid Eve. Calling himself the Dark Kaiser when he reappears, He teleported a dead [[Shadow]] to his cave and resurrected him. Once Raven,Reese and her Organoid Specula, he revealed himself and tried to have Shadow kill Raven.
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After small confrontation all of them Prozen teleported Fiona to him, intent on using her to release the power of the Zoid Eve which would allow him to takecontrol of the original Death Saurer. However, he finds that Hiltz and Death Saurer had manipulated him, hiltz explained that only an Ancient Zoidian is able to control the Death Saurer that Prozen could never ; he was simply going to used as part of its core. After being fully absorbed by its zoid core and merged with that of the [[Death Stinger]] to revive it Prozen ultimately dies when the Death Saurer is destroyed.
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[[File:Kaiser2.jpg|thumb|Prozen as the deformed Dark Kaiser]]Prozen, presumed dead by most of the characters, was eventually revealed in the later episodes to have survived the explosion of the Death Saurer, somehow merging with its [[Zoid Core|core]]. Nicknaming himself the Dark Kaiser, he laid dormant in a cavern by the gateway into the Ancient Zoidian capital (and thus the [[Zoid Eve]]). When Shadow was killed, Prozen teleported him to his cave. When Raven and [[Rease]] arrived, Prozen revealed himself and taunted them over how they were all merely tools in his scheme. He then tried to make Shadow kill Raven. The attempt failed, as Shadow somehow remembered Raven after he attempted to calm him. Nevertheless, Prozen subdued him with ease.
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Prozen then brought Fiona to him and kept her under his control, intent on using her to release the power of the Zoid Eve that would allow him to revive and pilot the Death Saurer. She resisted, however, instead barricading herself behind psychic walls. Prozen later found that he himself had been used: [[Hiltz]] explained that the Death Saurer could only be controlled by an Ancient Zoidian, such as himself, and had all along only intended the Dark Kaiser be a part of its core. Both he and Hiltz were absorbed along with the Death Stinger's core in forming the true form of Death Saurer and reviving it (though Hiltz was left thinking and in control, and the Dark Kaiser disappeared), and thus Prozen ultimately died along with it.
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==Personality==
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===Battle Story===
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Gunther Prozen was ambitious and nationalistic in what proved to be a dangerously idealistic (and ruthless) manner. He strongly believed in the [[Zenebas Empire]], feeling he understood his father's sense of betrayal and that he could carry out Zenebas' original goal of a unified Empire ruling [[planet Zi|Zi]]; while he never knew Zenebas personally, being a boy when he died, he grew up in a world where the Zenebas Empire existed only as a dead nation, absorbed and subjugated by the Guylos (and Helic) lot.
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His approach was that of manipulation and betrayal in return, and he seems to have considered things like instigating war and unleashing dangerous berserker creatures as acceptable forms of reaching his goal. While not a particularly kind man, Prozen is at least shown to be concerned for his son's welfare—one of his last thoughts before his death is whether Wolff's naivety will make for trouble in his new role as Emperor.
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===Anime===
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{{Template:Quote|Gunther Prozen, [[Zoids: Chaotic Century Episode 32]]|No matter who you are in this world, you will always cause some pain toward other people. There's probably someone, somewhere, right now, who is suffering because of something you've done to them, or done to their loved ones.
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}}Similar to his battle story counterpart, the anime version of Prozen is highly ambitious and self-serving, though he appears more motivated by power straight up. He believes the [[Helic Republic]] to be nothing but a band of rebels usurping the [[Guylos Empire|Empire's]] land, and desires to rule the Empire and all of [[Planet Zi]]. He gradually climbs his way to the top of the political hierarchy, conspiring behind the scenes, stepping on everyone who gets in his way and casting people aside when he no longer needs them.
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Prozen is manipulative, feigning concern for the ailing Emperor Zeppelin to gain favor in the eyes of his peers. He stops at nothing to gain what he wants, even hiring assassins to kill the [[Rudolph Zeppelin III|Crown Prince Rudolph]] in order to take his throne. He appears to hold fascist ideals, believing that only the one who holds the most power deserves the right to rule.
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His attempts to capture an [[Organoid]] led to [[Dan Flyheight|Dan Flyheight's]] death—and, in turn, to him adopting the orphaned [[Raven]], whom Dan had found before Prozen attacked. While Prozen initially swatted Raven impassively aside (as Raven was pointing a gun at him, being frightened and angry), he may have been impressed by Raven's determination—regardless, from there on he trained Raven as both a son and soldier.
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==Ability as a Zoid Pilot==
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Both the Battle Story and anime versions of Prozen are associated with the [[Death Saurer]].
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===Battle Story===
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Prozen used a Bloody Death Saurer—a special Death Saurer painted red instead of black—as his personal Zoid during the Republic invasion of the Guylos capital.
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After Prozen was mortally wounded by [[Karl Liechien Shubaltz|Karl Schwarz]], he opted to self-destruct the Bloody Death Saurer, wiping out the Guylos capital of Valhalla and killing both the civilians and much of the Guylos and Helic armies in the area. This drastically weakened both sides' military ability, paving the way for Prozen's son, Wolff, to take control of the Central Continent.
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The Death Saurer was a legendary Zoid created by the [[Zoidians |Ancient Zoidians]]. It proved both near-unstoppable and uncontrollable, and was the cause of their near-extinction.
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Prozen revived it in secret using Zoid cores gathered by his minion Raven and his [[Geno Saurer]]. The Death Saurer proved impossible to control again, possessing Prozen himself with its evil will and posing a significant threat to all of Zi. The Republic and the Empire teamed up to defeat it, [[Van Flyheight]] striking the killing blow with his [[Blade Liger]].
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Prozen is never shown physically piloting a Zoid.
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==Appearance==
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[[File:Preuzen.jpg|thumb|Prozen concept art]]
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Gunther Prozen appears as a tall well built man with cruel red eyes and stark white hair. In his youth as a Commander he wore his hair somewhat shaggy at neck length. In the beginning of the Chaotic Century story arch, he wore his hair long and held in a loose pony tail and commonly wore white armor accented with red that matched his eyes. Prozen has very angular face with the outer sides of his eyes bearing an up swept angle and he lacks any facial hair except for eyebrows and eyelashes. Due the redness of his eyes coupled with his pale skin and white hair, Prozen was likely affected by albinism.
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Prozen also has a very distinctive voice: Somewhat gravely and lightly nasally at the same time while being of moderate tone with little to no accent. His manner of speaking is also very clipped and to the point without much sibilant sighing, unlike many villains. Overall, his voice is rather charismatic and convincing, being as deadly a weapon as anything else at his disposal.
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'''[[Lt.Hardin|Hardin]]:''' Lieutenant Hardin is one of Prozen's closest subordinates. She is often seen at his side or taking orders directly from him. Hardin never questions Prozen's commands, and is clearly shown as willing to risk her life for him.
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'''[[Karl L. Schubaltz|Karl Schubaltz]]:''' Schubaltz hates Prozen and distrusts him, for he knows that Prozen intentionally set up the war between the [[Guylos Empire]] and [[Helic Republic]]. However, he was unable to do anything to stop the evil plot.
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'''[[Raven]]:''' Prozen took him in and called him by the name "Raven", due to his dark hair. He later bestowed the [[Organoid]], Shadow, upon the boy, and trained him intensely to become a skillful battler for the Imperial army.
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'''Karl Schubaltz:''' Schubaltz, as in the anime, distrusts Prozen. Schubaltz later outright attacks Prozen, using his [[Iron Kong]], severely damages Prozen's [[Death Saurer|Bloody Death Saurer]]. This leads to Prozen's decision to self-destruct his Death Saurer in an attempt to wipe out the Imperial and Republican armies.
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'''[[Wolff Muroa]]''': Before his death, Prozen is mentioned distressing over his son, showing that he is at least a little concerned for Wolff's well-being. While aware that Wolff will inherit the throne and become the Emperor of the Zenebas Empire, Prozen worries whether or not Wolff's naive nature will cause him trouble in his future role.
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==Zoids Legacy Database Entry==
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:''"Gunther P. Guylos Empire's former general and later regent. He plots to kill Rudolph to become Emperor himself. He schemes to revive Death Saurer and rule the world."''
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==Trivia==
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*Prozen shares the same English voice actor, Dave Kelly, with Ulube Ishikawa, the main antagonist of ''Mobile Fighter G Gundam''.
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**In addition to sharing the same voice actor, both Prozen and Ulube share similar characteristics.
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***Both believed power to be the ultimate deciding factor in life, and have used incredibly powerful and destructive machines to obtain said power; Prozen with the Death Saurer, and Ulube with the Dark Gundam (Devil Gundam in the original Japanese dub).
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Gunther Prozen
Prozen - cc
Appearances Zoids Battle Story
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids: Guardian Force (as the Dark Kaiser)
Debut Battle Story
Affiliation Zenebas Empire
Guylos Empire
Age N/A
Primary Zoids Death Saurer
Japanese Name ギュンター・プロイツェン
(Gunther Proitzen)
Voice Actors Houchu Ohtsuka (Japanese)
Dave Kelly (English)


Gunther Prozen is a fictional character from Zoids: Chaotic Century and Zoids: Guardian Force. He is one of the main antagonists in both series.

OverviewEdit

Battle StoryEdit

Zenebas had two known children. The first, Elena, would later end up hiding her past and running the Republic as Louise Elena Camford, likely because neither the Republic or Guylos lot would have trusted an open Zenebas heir in charge.

The younger, Gunther Prozen, was Elena's half-brother, and born some time before ZAC 2050 to a high-ranking member of the Guylos court. He never knew his father, being raised by his mother and given a no doubt heavily idealized version of his visions for the Zenebas Empire. At a young age, he was witness to Zenebas' funeral, swearing on that day that he would rebuild his father's nation.

Prozen also kept his father a secret, instead relying on his mother's position to become influential within the Guylos court. When the current Emperor died in ZAC 2094, leaving his grandson Rudolph as his only heir, Prozen was appointed as his regent. He used his new position to take de facto control of the nation, beginning a massive rearmament program. Unbeknownst to the Guylos leaders, he also formed his own units of loyalists and Zenebas nationals, who would later make up the Eisen Dragoons and Prozen Knights (known for their pinkish-red Iron Kongs and wasp insignia).

In ZAC 2099, Prozen launched an invasion via the Western Continent, starting a new war between the Empire and the Republic. The goal of this war wasn't conquest, however, but to allow the two nations to batter each other and deplete their forces. To this end, he unleashed weapons such as the recreated Death Saurer and the dangerously uncontrollable Death Stinger, seemingly caring little for the danger and destruction—or the deaths on both sides, in the latter's case.

When the Helic army invaded the Dark Continent of Nyx in ZAC 2101, Prozen saw his chance. The Eisen Dragoons and the Prozen Knights launched a proper coup, taking control of the Imperial capital, Valhalla, from the remaining Guylos forces. However, the Guylos and Helic forces teamed up, launching a counteroffensive and nearly defeating Prozen's forces. As a last-ditch effort, Prozen activated his own Zoid, the Bloody Death Saurer, to use on the combined forces.

Before he could use the Death Saurer, however, the Zoid was attacked by prince Rudolph in a Sabre Tiger, as well as Karl Schwarz in an Iron Kong. While the Tiger was easily defeated, the Iron Kong managed to severely damage the Death Saurer, mortally wounding Prozen in the process. Not willing to be defeated, Prozen deliberately overloaded the Death Saurer, destroying the capital and the two armies to ensure the greater victory of his plan's success: in the aftermath and chaos that followed, his son Wolff Muroa, formed the Neo Zenebas Empire, the Eisen Dragoons he'd led forming the core of its new army.

AnimeEdit

Chaotic CenturyEdit

Prozen's first appearance chronologically (shown later in the anime, in flashback) was as the Division Commander of the Third Panzer. Prozen's column had discovered the location of the frozen Shadow. Quickly realizing the possibilities inherently present in the Organoid, he ordered the deaths of the Republic soldiers protecting it, including Dan. Utterly demolishing all but Dan and a few of his best troops, Prozen ordered his troops to charge the Gustav hauling the capsule. While Shadow emerged, having been released by one of Dan's troops, Dan himself charged Prozen's column and self-destructed his Command Wolf, wiping out an entire platoon of Iron Kongs. Prozen somehow survived the blast, escaping with Lieutenant Hardin. He happened across Raven, whom Dan had been shepherding. Raven drew Dan's magnum and leveled it, trying to fire. Prozen calmly walked over to the child and slapped the gun from his hand, remarking casually that the safety had been on the entire time.

He must also have been impressed, as Raven soon came under his care, taking up the very name "Raven" only at Prozen's request, his real name having been burned from him at the sight of Ambient killing his family. Raven eventually became Prozen's finest warrior, surpassing Hardin and the rest of the then-Commander's guard. Eventually, Prozen rose in rank to become an Admiral and then Regent. Somewhere during that time, his men captured Shadow and brought him before Raven, allowing Raven to tame him.

His ambitions eventually took him to the council that advised Emperor Zeppelin II, the Emperor of Guylos. Upon the death of the Emperor, Prozen made little to no effort to convert Rudolph to his scheming, instead simply trying to eliminate him. His plan was thwarted by Rosso, who kidnapped the young Emperor from the grips of the Royal Guard. Undaunted, the scheming Prozen seized utter control of the Empire, even managing to get himself coronated as the new Emperor, albeit only for a few seconds.

After several attempts to use Imperial assets to kill Van and Fiona's group, Prozen used a clone of the Death Saurer to create the Geno Saurer and other weapons, and lured the group to the Death Saurer's birthing area. Somehow, he moved it to the capital building and hid it under the grand stage. After declaring himself Emperor, he used the Death Saurer to annihilate most of Guylos' capital.

The timely arrival of Van, Fiona, Irvine, and Moonbay, along with Herman and a column of Gojulases ultimately prevented Prozen from leaving the area. The further intervention of the Baron of Wings and Storm Sworder crippled the Death Saurer's Charged Particle Intake fan and allowed Van to destroy the monstrosity, seemingly consuming Prozen in the ensuing fireball.

Guardian ForceEdit

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Prozen as the deformed Dark Kaiser

Prozen, presumed dead by most of the characters, was eventually revealed in the later episodes to have survived the explosion of the Death Saurer, somehow merging with its core. Nicknaming himself the Dark Kaiser, he laid dormant in a cavern by the gateway into the Ancient Zoidian capital (and thus the Zoid Eve). When Shadow was killed, Prozen teleported him to his cave. When Raven and Rease arrived, Prozen revealed himself and taunted them over how they were all merely tools in his scheme. He then tried to make Shadow kill Raven. The attempt failed, as Shadow somehow remembered Raven after he attempted to calm him. Nevertheless, Prozen subdued him with ease.
Dark Kaiser

Prozen then brought Fiona to him and kept her under his control, intent on using her to release the power of the Zoid Eve that would allow him to revive and pilot the Death Saurer. She resisted, however, instead barricading herself behind psychic walls. Prozen later found that he himself had been used: Hiltz explained that the Death Saurer could only be controlled by an Ancient Zoidian, such as himself, and had all along only intended the Dark Kaiser be a part of its core. Both he and Hiltz were absorbed along with the Death Stinger's core in forming the true form of Death Saurer and reviving it (though Hiltz was left thinking and in control, and the Dark Kaiser disappeared), and thus Prozen ultimately died along with it.

PersonalityEdit

Battle StoryEdit

Gunther Prozen was ambitious and nationalistic in what proved to be a dangerously idealistic (and ruthless) manner. He strongly believed in the Zenebas Empire, feeling he understood his father's sense of betrayal and that he could carry out Zenebas' original goal of a unified Empire ruling Zi; while he never knew Zenebas personally, being a boy when he died, he grew up in a world where the Zenebas Empire existed only as a dead nation, absorbed and subjugated by the Guylos (and Helic) lot.

His approach was that of manipulation and betrayal in return, and he seems to have considered things like instigating war and unleashing dangerous berserker creatures as acceptable forms of reaching his goal. While not a particularly kind man, Prozen is at least shown to be concerned for his son's welfare—one of his last thoughts before his death is whether Wolff's naivety will make for trouble in his new role as Emperor.

AnimeEdit

No matter who you are in this world, you will always cause some pain toward other people. There's probably someone, somewhere, right now, who is suffering because of something you've done to them, or done to their loved ones.

—Gunther Prozen, Zoids: Chaotic Century Episode 32

Similar to his battle story counterpart, the anime version of Prozen is highly ambitious and self-serving, though he appears more motivated by power straight up. He believes the Helic Republic to be nothing but a band of rebels usurping the Empire's land, and desires to rule the Empire and all of Planet Zi. He gradually climbs his way to the top of the political hierarchy, conspiring behind the scenes, stepping on everyone who gets in his way and casting people aside when he no longer needs them.

Prozen is manipulative, feigning concern for the ailing Emperor Zeppelin to gain favor in the eyes of his peers. He stops at nothing to gain what he wants, even hiring assassins to kill the Crown Prince Rudolph in order to take his throne. He appears to hold fascist ideals, believing that only the one who holds the most power deserves the right to rule.

His attempts to capture an Organoid led to Dan Flyheight's death—and, in turn, to him adopting the orphaned Raven, whom Dan had found before Prozen attacked. While Prozen initially swatted Raven impassively aside (as Raven was pointing a gun at him, being frightened and angry), he may have been impressed by Raven's determination—regardless, from there on he trained Raven as both a son and soldier.

Ability as a Zoid PilotEdit

Both the Battle Story and anime versions of Prozen are associated with the Death Saurer.

Battle StoryEdit

Prozen used a Bloody Death Saurer—a special Death Saurer painted red instead of black—as his personal Zoid during the Republic invasion of the Guylos capital.

After Prozen was mortally wounded by Karl Schwarz, he opted to self-destruct the Bloody Death Saurer, wiping out the Guylos capital of Valhalla and killing both the civilians and much of the Guylos and Helic armies in the area. This drastically weakened both sides' military ability, paving the way for Prozen's son, Wolff, to take control of the Central Continent.

AnimeEdit

The Death Saurer was a legendary Zoid created by the Ancient Zoidians. It proved both near-unstoppable and uncontrollable, and was the cause of their near-extinction.

Prozen revived it in secret using Zoid cores gathered by his minion Raven and his Geno Saurer. The Death Saurer proved impossible to control again, possessing Prozen himself with its evil will and posing a significant threat to all of Zi. The Republic and the Empire teamed up to defeat it, Van Flyheight striking the killing blow with his Blade Liger.

Prozen is never shown physically piloting a Zoid.

AppearanceEdit

AnimeEdit

Preuzen

Prozen concept art

Gunther Prozen appears as a tall well built man with cruel red eyes and stark white hair. In his youth as a Commander he wore his hair somewhat shaggy at neck length. In the beginning of the Chaotic Century story arch, he wore his hair long and held in a loose pony tail and commonly wore white armor accented with red that matched his eyes. Prozen has very angular face with the outer sides of his eyes bearing an up swept angle and he lacks any facial hair except for eyebrows and eyelashes. Due the redness of his eyes coupled with his pale skin and white hair, Prozen was likely affected by albinism.

Prozen also has a very distinctive voice: Somewhat gravely and lightly nasally at the same time while being of moderate tone with little to no accent. His manner of speaking is also very clipped and to the point without much sibilant sighing, unlike many villains. Overall, his voice is rather charismatic and convincing, being as deadly a weapon as anything else at his disposal.

RelationshipsEdit

AnimeEdit

Hardin: Lieutenant Hardin is one of Prozen's closest subordinates. She is often seen at his side or taking orders directly from him. Hardin never questions Prozen's commands, and is clearly shown as willing to risk her life for him.

Karl Schubaltz: Schubaltz hates Prozen and distrusts him, for he knows that Prozen intentionally set up the war between the Guylos Empire and Helic Republic. However, he was unable to do anything to stop the evil plot.

Raven: Prozen took him in and called him by the name "Raven", due to his dark hair. He later bestowed the Organoid, Shadow, upon the boy, and trained him intensely to become a skillful battler for the Imperial army.

Battle StoryEdit

Karl Schubaltz: Schubaltz, as in the anime, distrusts Prozen. Schubaltz later outright attacks Prozen, using his Iron Kong, severely damages Prozen's Bloody Death Saurer. This leads to Prozen's decision to self-destruct his Death Saurer in an attempt to wipe out the Imperial and Republican armies.

Wolff Muroa: Before his death, Prozen is mentioned distressing over his son, showing that he is at least a little concerned for Wolff's well-being. While aware that Wolff will inherit the throne and become the Emperor of the Zenebas Empire, Prozen worries whether or not Wolff's naive nature will cause him trouble in his future role.

Zoids Legacy Database EntryEdit

The following text pertains to information sourced from the game Zoids Legacy. This game used a translation format that differs from the one used by the Zoids Wiki. It also contains grammatical and typographical errors. As such, any quoted content that appears to be incorrect should be cross-referenced with the game before being edited.

"Gunther P. Guylos Empire's former general and later regent. He plots to kill Rudolph to become Emperor himself. He schemes to revive Death Saurer and rule the world."

TriviaEdit

  • Prozen shares the same English voice actor, Dave Kelly, with Ulube Ishikawa, the main antagonist of Mobile Fighter G Gundam.
    • In addition to sharing the same voice actor, both Prozen and Ulube share similar characteristics.
      • Both believed power to be the ultimate deciding factor in life, and have used incredibly powerful and destructive machines to obtain said power; Prozen with the Death Saurer, and Ulube with the Dark Gundam (Devil Gundam in the original Japanese dub).
Chaotic Century Characters
Unaligned
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Gunther Prozen | Marcus | Karl L. Schubaltz | Rudolph Zeppelin III | Raven
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Van Flyheight | "Fiona" Elisi Linette | Zeke | Dr. D | Thomas Richard Schubaltz
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