Originally an experimental model, the Z-01 Lancelot quickly rises to become the scion of the seventh
generation of Knightmare Frames, as well as the machine that takes Suzaku Kururugi from a faceless soldier in the
Britannian military to the Knight of Seven, one of the strongest soldiers in the Empire. After the resolution of
the war between Britannia and the EU, Suzaku transfers back to his homeland of Area 11 in order to hunt down
terrorist leader Zero, who has apparently returned after a year of silence. To better combat Zero and the Black
Knights, Lancelot designer Lloyd Asplund gives the design a series of minor upgrades, resulting in the
"Conquista Formation." In addition to an overall power boost and improved shielding against EMP and Gefjun
Disturber weapons, the Lancelot Conquista mounts three additional "Blaze Luminous" energy shields: one on each leg,
primarily used for kicking attacks, and one on the chest which can be used to generate a "Core Luminous Cone"
for a battering ram attack. The other major change to the Lancelot is the installation of a hadron blaster, a
back-mounted weapon that docks with the VARIS rifle to fire powerful blasts of energy much like the IFX-V301 Gawain.
Suzaku goes on to use the Lancelot Conquista until the Second Battle of Tokyo, where the machine is badly damaged
in battle with Kallen Kouzuki's Guren SEITEN Eight Elements Type. Over a month after the battle, Suzaku joins
with Zero, better known as his former friend Lelouch Lamperouge, as the former terrorist takes over Britannia in
order to better pursue their common goal of making the world a kinder place. As Lelouch's Knight of Zero, Suzaku
moves on to piloting the new Z-01Z Lancelot Albion, but he also has the damaged Lancelot rebuilt as the Lancelot
Frontier for their co-conspirator, the immortal C.C., to use.