The Type 33A Nekovalkyrja is a subspecies variant of the Nekovalkyrja, Type 33 notable for its taller stature in comparison to the standard Type 33 Nekovalkyrja. They were made for and primarily serve in the Star Army's planetary operations force, the Legions. The Type 33A body was introduced in mid YE 36. In Yamataigo (邪馬台語), they are called 猫ワルキューレ, タイプ33A (nekowarukyūre taipu 33A).
The idea behind this variant of Nekovalkyrja is to have it replace some of the redundant systems of power armor. Because Nekovalkyrja already have super strength and high-level computing abilities, an ideal Nekovalkyrja armor would just be a power source, weapons, and armor attached directly to a Nekovalkyrja.
The main differences are that a Nekovalkyrja Type 33A is:
The Type 33A comes with a full control suite for power armor, eliminating the need for a separate computer such as AIES to operate power armor. This is to allow the Nekovalkyrja itself to be the core of an armored combat system.
Type 33A Nekovalkyrja first appeared in YE 36 as part of a mass-production effort by the Star Army of Yamatai to bulk up its infantry forces due to the same heightened political tensions that resulted in UNION MAZE and other serious military preparatory action.
In the first months of production, the 33A variant only came with camouflage green skin. Because of its originally limited skin color, it was not very popular for Soul Transfer with older Nekovalkyrja, who prefer to resemble humans more closely or to retain exotic skin colors from previous bodies. Popular demand caused the rest of the spectrum to become available shortly afterwards.
As the Nekovalkyrja are now designated as a full species, the archaic “NH” designation (which stood for Doll Weapon in Yamataigo (邪馬台語)) has been dropped from their name; instead, the Star Army's preferred item-comma-type-year naming convention is used. This is considered less offensive. The Type 33A Nekovalkyrja is historic for being the first Nekovalkyrja type to use the new naming convention first the start.