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FRANXX (FRANXX (フランクス) , Furankusu) are armor and control systems created by Dr. FRANXX to combat Klaxosaurs, usually piloted by children in boy-girl pairs. Those who can pilot FRANXX are called Parasites.

All FRANXX units are at the disposal of APE, the governmental body of this world.

After the galactic battle, all remaining FRANXX units became monuments in the Parasites' New Community.

FRANXX

FRANXX (mecha)

FRANXX units are bio-mechanical weapons built by Dr. Franxx and under the supervision of APE. They were built from klaxosaur skeletal remains that were excavated from Earth’s surface through a drilling process called S-Planning. They were specifically designed as defence arsenals against the klaxosaurs and are required for fertile male and female pilots to operate.

The FRANXX of Squad 13 feature certain similarities to the flowers after which they were named. They are the only known FRANXX that are uniquely designed as all other regular parasites use a standardised model and the 9's a standardised 9 Model.

Below are all the types of FRANXX units:

Parasites

Parasites are children who are trained and tasked with piloting the FRANXX with the sole purpose of protecting the plantations and the adult population from the klaxosaurs. The male parasite is the Stamen and the female is the Pistil.

The 9's are capable of battling as either Stamen or Pistil, as explained by 9'a to Hiro in Episode 23: DARLING in the FRANXX.

Below are the names of the current Pistils and Stamen of Plantation 13.

Pistil

Stamen

Stampede Mode

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Genista's Stampede form.

Stampede Mode (スタンピード・モード, Sutanpido Mōdo) occurs when a pistil pilots a FRANXX without sustaining a synchronization with her partner. Because a FRANXX is more operational by its Pistil, their negative factor will rise rapidly and the FRANXX will take on a more beast-like appearance. This will negatively affect the Pistil's health if continued for long periods of time.

This phenomenon is first shown with Strelizia. After 081 dies, Zero Two is forced to pilot alone, transforming it into its beast mode. According to Nana and Papa, this wasn’t the first time Zero Two operated Strelizia in stampede mode. In another example, when Mitsuru refuses to fight and Kokoro tries to pilot Genista alone, the lip of Genista's hat opens, revealing sharp metal "teeth" and two orange crosses for eyes appear, making an animal-like face. In the manga, when Ichigo tries to pilot Delphinium alone, it took on a beast-like form almost identical to Strelizia’s stampede form.

Paracapacity

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The pilot system showing the para-capacity between Ichigo and Hiro in Episode 2.

Paracapacity (コネクト値(パラキャパシティ), Para Kyapashiti) is the numerical value indicating the degree of synchronization between FRANXX pilot and their FRANXX. There are three levels of paracapacity: high, median, and minimum range. The higher the paracapacity, better of a successful synchronization between the pilots.

According to Nana, a lack of compatibility between the co-pilots is common in the beginning. However, it is a necessity for a stable synchronization to be sustained or else it would be impossible to operate a FRANXX and the parasites would be considered candidates for pruning (removed from duty and disposed of).

If a pair’s paracapacity falls in the lower range, they are given the option of a “partner shuffle”, or switching partners. If one pilot is deemed the cause of the low paracapacity, he or she will be the target of “pruning“, or will be deemed unfit to pilot and permanently removed.

In the manga, Hiro realises Naomi had been pruned after she was 'sent back' after she and Hiro failed their final parasite aptitude test.

Trivia

  • The FRANXX units of Squad 13 have specific roles that make their teamwork more authentic than most seasoned parasites.

References


DARLING in the FRANXX
PILOTS
STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε | 9'ζ | VIRM
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
MEDIA
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World
Hitori | CÅGE | Vanquish | Escape | Darling
WORLD
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos
KEYWORD Klaxosaur | FRANXX
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