Simple is Best


Simple is Best (シンプルイズベスト Shinpuruizubesuto), also known by the codename Grim Reaper (グリムリーパー Gurimurīpā), was a 2nd Generation Information Alliance Object.

Powers and Stats

Tier: 7-B

Name: Simple is Best, Grim Reaper

Origin: Heavy Object

Age: Unknown

Classification: Anti-Object Specialized Weapon, 2nd Generation Amphibious Object

Powers and Abilities: Flight (Hovers above the ground through an air cushion), one low-stability plasma cannon as main weapon, Advanced Sensors, special reactive frontal armor, high-power ion thrusters, resistance to heat, radiation, hacking and EMPs

Attack Potency: City level (Comparable to other Objects)

Speed: Transonic top charging speed (1350 km/h with the ion thrusters at full power), likely Hypersonic+ reactions (Comparable to other Objects)

Durability: City level (Comparable to other Objects), higher with frontal armor (The reactive armor supposedly allows it to survive several attacks from Object main cannons as it approaches the enemy)

Stamina: Unknown, once fuel is put in the JPlevelMHD reactor it doesn't have to be swapped for 5 years, so the practical limit is on things like ammunition and the like

Range: Several kilometers

Weaknesses: It's focused on charging at an enemy at high speed in a straight line and finishing them off at close range with its main cannon, so it cannot take evasive actions or do major trajectory corrections; lacks secondary weapons and point-defense capabilities, it will lose control if all its reactive armor is destroyed in the middle of a charge

Notable Attacks/Techniques:

  • Charging Attack: The Simple is Best's most unique features are the pointed beak-shaped armor added to the front and the countless high-output ion thrusters attached to the back for auxiliary propulsion, which lets the Simple is Best break the sound barrier. The beak-like armor on the front is a collection of extremely thin metal leaves, a crystallization of the best aspects of reactive armor technology. Whenever it detects an effective attack such as from a low-stability plasma cannon or railgun, the thin armor is detached to reduce the damage. Under continuous fire, it will eventually run out, but while the enemy is taking their time doing that, the Simple is Best will reach point-blank range. In other words, it will not take any evasive actions. It will trust in the strength of its shield and charge in from the front, no matter what kind of main cannon it is up against. Normally the speed reached by the Simple is Best would lift it out of the ground, but the beak-like front armor is used to control the flow of air and have it pass over the Object. That air presses it down and prevents the Object from floating up.