Diana A (ダイアナンA Daianan Ēsu) is a sexy female mecha from the Mazinger Z anime and manga series, created by Go Nagai. It was the successor of Aphrodite A after its destruction. She was named after Diana, the Roman goddess of hunting.
After Aphrodite A's demise, it was necessary to build a new robot to help Mazinger Z fight the enemy. Unlike her predecessor, Diana is conceived with this in mind by Dr. Gennosuke Yumi and his fellow scientists, and is better adapted to battle. However, she is still a symbol of peace, and her weapons are not as powerful as Mazinger's cuz this isn't Cutey Honey and guys are the heroes here. She features the characteristic Oppai Missile System and can fire Scarlet Beams from her eyes. Whereas Aphrodite A had a rather softer presence and a warmer color scheme, Diana had a tougher presence and a colder color scheme. In contrast to Aphrodite, Diana has a human face, a characteristic that would be seen again in Venus A, Great Mazinger's female companion.
Diana fights alongside Mazinger and Boss Borot from her first appearance in episode 76 until the end of the series. Despite being a tougher machine than her predacessor, she often suffers great damage in battle. However, her Scarlet Beams prove to be effective in many situations(if looks could kill). These beams seem to be similar to Mazinger's Photonic rays, but they are pink instead of yellow. In the movie Mazinger Z vs. The Great General of Darkness, her participation is rather short; her weapons are useless against the powerful Warrior Beasts and ends up split in two by Dante's discus. Ironically is thanks to her missiles that the same monster is destroyed; in an attempt to help Koji Kabuto, who was outnumbered by the Mycenaean monsters, Borot flies to the battlefield with two of Diana's missiles attached to his feet and hits Dante with his guard down, blowing him into pieces.
Machine SpecificationsEdit ◾ Height: 16 meters ◾ Weight: 18 tons ◾ Chest Circumference: 10 meters ◾ Running Speed: 200 kilometers/hour ◾ Jump Height: 15 meters ◾ Maximum Lift: 120 tons ◾ Energy Source: Photonic Energy (Japanese: 光子力エネルギー Koushiryoku Energy) ◾ Construction: Super Alloy Z (Japanese: 超合金Ｚ cho-gokin Z)