History Anime / AfterWarGundamX

22nd Jun '16 8:41:08 AM eowynjedi
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* AfterTheEnd: Referenced in the title itself. A massive ColonyDrop (''[[spoiler:almost]] every'' Colony dropped to Earth) almost wiped out humanity ''before the series even began.'' Welcome to a Planetary scope and Species Extinction scale ApocalypseHow.
* AlternateContinuity[=/=]AlternateUniverse: In addition to its status as an alternate Gundam timeline, the series' backstory strongly resembles a worst-case scenario version of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]].

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* AfterTheEnd: Referenced in the title itself. A massive ColonyDrop (''[[spoiler:almost]] every'' Colony (with many multiple colonies dropped to Earth) almost wiped out humanity ''before the series even began.'' Welcome to a Planetary scope and Species Extinction scale ApocalypseHow.
* AlternateContinuity[=/=]AlternateUniverse: AirVentPassageway: This is used a couple of times by Garrod, such as when he scouts a Federation ship for escape routes when the crew is captured.
* AlternateContinuity:
In addition to its status as an alternate Gundam timeline, the series' backstory strongly resembles a worst-case scenario version of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the original series]].



* AttackDrone: More like Mobile-Suit-sized Attack Drones: the G-Bits. [[spoiler: Too bad Jamil shoots them down after they help him fend off a horde of grunts.]]

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* AttackDrone: AttackDrone:
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More like Mobile-Suit-sized Attack Drones: the G-Bits. [[spoiler: Too bad Jamil shoots them down after they help him fend off a horde of grunts.]]



* TheCavalry: Garrod, and occasionally the entire Frieden crew, are routinely saved by everything from [[spoiler: Newtype dolphins to Pala's G-Falcon to Carris Nautilus.]]

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* TheCavalry: Garrod, and occasionally the entire Frieden crew, are routinely saved by everything from [[spoiler: Newtype dolphins to [[spoiler: Pala's G-Falcon to Carris Nautilus.]]



* ChivalrousPervert: Roabea Roy, hits on many girls and cares for all of them... but never seems to enter a serious relationship with anyone. [[spoiler: He does, however, finally get lucky at series's end.]]



* GatlingGood: The Gundam Leopard, which could arguably give [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heavyarms]] a run for its money.

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* GatlingGood: The Gundam Leopard, which could arguably give [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heavyarms]] a run for its money.



* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jamil (and Dr. Farzenberg) pass on this epic manly philosophy into Garrod [[spoiler: before Garrod faces Carris once more]] in a manner most awesome: ''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."'' Garrod doesn't actually ''punch'' people to get them into shape, but his actions after Jamil's advice [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} prove that those words really did have a positive effect on him]]. '

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jamil (and Dr. Farzenberg) pass on this epic manly philosophy into Garrod [[spoiler: before Garrod faces Carris once more]] in a manner most awesome: ''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."'' Garrod doesn't actually ''punch'' people to get them into shape, but his actions after Jamil's advice [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} prove that those words really did have a positive effect on him]]. '



* GreenAesop: The two episodes where the ''Frieden'' takes on a quest to save a Newtype dolphin and her pod from having their brains harvested for pirates' navicomputers.

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* GreenAesop: The two episodes where the ''Frieden'' gets in on the 'save the dolphins' push of the 90's when it takes on a quest to save a Newtype dolphin and her pod from having their brains harvested for pirates' navicomputers.



* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The guy who guards prisoners on the ''Frieden'' is repeatedly sgassed by Garrod but puts it down as just a lack of sleep. Later, he stands next to the hinged side of the door while guarding Katokk, so that not only would his view of the doorway be blocked, an escaping prisoner (say, Katokk) can slam the door ''into him''.

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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: TheGuardsMustBeCrazy:
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The guy who guards prisoners on the ''Frieden'' is repeatedly sgassed by Garrod but puts it down as just a lack of sleep. Later, he stands next to the hinged side of the door while guarding Katokk, so that not only would his view of the doorway be blocked, an escaping prisoner (say, Katokk) Katokk can slam the door ''into him''.him''.
** When the Federation captures the crew, they toss most of them into one room without any surveillance devices inside, allowing them to plot their escape and even scout through the air vents. It's only Ennil's information that betrays them.



** EarnYourHappyEnding: And earn the protagonists did.



* HotBlooded: Garrod Ran and Witz Sou
* [[HumongousMecha Humongous Mobile Armor]]: The Newtype-driven Patulia. At ''617 meters'', it's over half as as big as the [[{{Macross}} SDF-1]].

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* HotBlooded: Garrod Ran and Witz Sou
* [[HumongousMecha Humongous Mobile Armor]]:
HumongousMecha: The Newtype-driven mobile armor, Patulia. At ''617 meters'', it's over half as as big as the [[{{Macross}} SDF-1]].



* KidHero: Garrod Ran.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Imzat treats Jamil and Tiffa to dinner after capturing them to discuss the war and the place of Newtypes in the new world order. Neither of them have any appetite for it.



* ShrinkingViolet: Tiffa Adill, after spending years as a lab rat because of her powers, develops almost crippling shyness and fear of people. Can't really blame her.



* AWorldHalfFull: The series is unapologetically optimistic despite being a Gundam show in a post-apocalyptic setting.

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* %%* AWorldHalfFull: The series is unapologetically optimistic despite being a Gundam show in a post-apocalyptic setting.
21st Jun '16 2:48:58 PM eowynjedi
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* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: The guy who guards prisoners on the ''Frieden'' is repeatedly sgassed by Garrod but puts it down as just a lack of sleep. Later, he stands next to the hinged side of the door while guarding Katokk, so that not only would his view of the doorway be blocked, an escaping prisoner (say, Katokk) can slam the door ''into him''.



* PuppetKing: Prince Willis of Estard is ruled by his advisers and pulled between them, something which he's not happy about but not confident enough to force a change in.


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* UnfitForGreatness: Prince Willis of Estard is ruled by his advisers and being constantly pushed and pulled between their opinions. He's aware of his failings, but he lacks the savvy and self-confidence to step up and take definite charge.
18th Jun '16 7:33:35 AM Ace1225
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* TitleDrop: Curiously for Gundam, '''every single episode title''' is part of a dialogue within their respective episodes.

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* TitleDrop: Curiously for Gundam, '''every single episode title''' is part of a dialogue within their respective episodes. This also applies to the series title as well, with "After War" being a term constantly used in the series to describe the 15 year era of rebuilding that took place after the last war between Earth and the Space Colonies.
16th Jun '16 3:52:14 PM Ace1225
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* ColonyDrop: This '''is''' Gundam, after all, and ''X'' has the biggest one in the franchise; the backstory is that [[UptoEleven ''numerous'']] colonies were successfully dropped, to the point that humanity itself is an endangered species.

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* ColonyDrop: This '''is''' Gundam, after all, and ''X'' has the biggest one in the franchise; the backstory is that [[UptoEleven ''numerous'']] colonies were successfully dropped, to the point that humanity itself is an endangered species.species, as the event is noted to have killed approximately 10 billion people. Other effects of the event are mentioned throughout the series, such as the appearance of a new ''Colony Disease'', a nuclear winter that lasted 7 years, and the destruction of all major governments. In the opening to the series Earth is also viewed from space and it is possible to see major craters on different continents as a result of the colonies impact, with some continents missing entire chunks or pieces entirely.
15th Jun '16 11:22:28 AM eowynjedi
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* GhostStory: Some sea-going vultures relate spooky tales about the singing ghost of the "Sea of Lorelei", named for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorelei a supposedly siren-haunted rock]] in the Rhine. Garrod buys it instantly, but the others are somewhat skeptical. Dr. Farzenberg recites some of the poem until Kid shuts off the lights in the rec room, panicking everyone (except the doc, who couldn't remember the rest of it).


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* SecurityCling: While Dr. Farzenberg recites a poem about Lorelei, a siren-like figure who caused men to shipwreck, Kid shuts off the lights. When they come back up, Toniya is clinging to Sara, Garrod is clinging to Tiffa... and Witz is clinging to Roabea, who isn't too pleased.
13th Jun '16 9:02:28 AM eowynjedi
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* MoodWhiplash: In the beach episode, Roabea, Toniya, and Witz start out ribbing Garrod for his crush on Tiffa and giving him advice... and quickly segue into Roabea and Witz's laments for time lost, Sara's uncertainty about moving too quickly, and Toniya wondering [[LampshadeHanging where the somber mood came from all of a sudden]].
12th Jun '16 2:20:31 PM eowynjedi
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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jamil (and Dr. Farzenberg) pass on this epic manly philosophy into Garrod [[spoiler: before Garrod faces Carris once more]] in a manner most awesome: ''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."'' Garrod doesn't actually ''punch'' people to get them into shape, but his actions after Jamil's advice [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} prove that those words really did have a positive effect on him]].

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* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Jamil (and Dr. Farzenberg) pass on this epic manly philosophy into Garrod [[spoiler: before Garrod faces Carris once more]] in a manner most awesome: ''"When a man strays from the right path, a kind man needs the courage to raise his fist and correct him."'' Garrod doesn't actually ''punch'' people to get them into shape, but his actions after Jamil's advice [[{{TookALevelInBadass}} prove that those words really did have a positive effect on him]]. '
* GeorgeWashingtonSleptHere: A variant occurs when Roabea and Garrod separately visit a particular mechanic. He knocks down his fee if they let him take a picture of him standing in front of their machines, since being known as a mechanic who services the famous Gundams is great advertising. (This also clues the Frost brothers in to Garrod having been there recently, though.)
10th Jun '16 12:02:17 PM eowynjedi
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* ComingOfAgeStory: For Garrod and Tiffa, particularly the initial arcs where Garrod has to learn that taking responsibility for his mistakes and having a home is better than running away and being lonely.



* DueToTheDead: Episode 15 has Witz leaving a bottle of liquor at his father and brother's gravesite. [[spoiler:Later in the episode, Roabea showers the grave of his first love with champagne.]]



* TheEmpire: The Space Revolutionary Army in the {{Backstory}} and prologue, fills this role to the United Nations Earth's [[TheFederation Federation]]. [[spoiler: Revealed to still be around in Episode 30-31.]]

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* TheEmpire: TheEmpire:
** Despite the name, the New Earth Federation uses very imperial tactics. When they're not stirring up proxy wars to ride in as the savior, they're conquering outright and putting local leaders to the firing squad.
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The Space Revolutionary Army in the {{Backstory}} and prologue, fills this role to the United Nations Earth's [[TheFederation Federation]]. [[spoiler: Revealed to still be around in Episode 30-31.]]



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Between Garrod and Tiffa, so much so that several episodes feature ShipperOnDeck moments revolving around the two.

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Between Garrod and Tiffa, so much so that several episodes feature ShipperOnDeck moments revolving around Tiffa. ''Everyone'' on the two.Frieden ships it, including Jamil himself.



* FantasticRacism: The Space Revolutionary Army is big on the "spacenoid master race" philosophy. [[spoiler:They even intend to wipe out humans on Earth.]]

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
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The Space Revolutionary Army is big on the "spacenoid master race" philosophy. [[spoiler:They even intend to wipe out humans on Earth.]]



* FauxlosophicNarration: While standing at a crossroads in episode 15, Roabea says that one path must lead to heaven and the other to hell... which is {{Lampshaded}} by Witz immediately saying he can't stand people who use that kind of line. (At the end of the episode, however, they agree that hell was on both routes and wonder if there is such a thing as heaven.)



* ForeignLanguageTheme: The first ending theme ("Human Touch"), sung in English (by Warren Wiebe).

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* ForeignLanguageTheme: The first ending theme ("Human Touch"), sung in English (by Warren Wiebe). It switches to a Japanese language version during Fort Severn.



* GreenAesop: The two episodes where the ''Freeden'' takes on a quest to save a Newtype dolphin and her pod from having their brains harvested for pirates' navicomputers.

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* GreenAesop: The two episodes where the ''Freeden'' ''Frieden'' takes on a quest to save a Newtype dolphin and her pod from having their brains harvested for pirates' navicomputers.



* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The GX (can turn into Divider) and Virsago are in ''Gundam vs Gundam NEXT'', with the Double X recently revealed as a BonusBoss.
** ''Extreme Vs'' has both the Virsago and Double X, with the Ashtaron and G-Bits as assist units. ''Full Boost'' will add the X Divider.

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* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The GX (can turn into Divider) and Virsago are in ''Gundam vs Gundam NEXT'', with the Double X recently revealed as a BonusBoss.
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BonusBoss. ''Extreme Vs'' has both the Virsago and Double X, with the Ashtaron and G-Bits as assist units. ''Full Boost'' will add the X Divider.



* HappyEnding: A rare one for Gundam. [[spoiler: Olba and Shagia are defeated, the Satellite System is destroyed, the NUNE and the Colonies make peace, and the various couples live on happily in a recovering world...oh, and did we mention all the main characters live? KillEmAll Tomino wouldn't ever have let that happen.]]
** [[spoiler: Note that Olba and Shagia are simply ''defeated'' but don't ''die''. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]], VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal and [[VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode 3: The Final]], OTOH, has them fighting the heroes to the bitter end.]]

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* HappyEnding: A rare one for Gundam. [[spoiler: Olba and Shagia are defeated, the Satellite System is destroyed, the NUNE and the Colonies make peace, and the various couples live on happily in a recovering world...oh, and did we mention all the main characters live? KillEmAll Tomino wouldn't ever have let that happen.]]
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Note that Olba and Shagia are simply ''defeated'' but don't ''die''. [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]], VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsReversal and [[VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode Another Century's Episode 3: The Final]], OTOH, has them fighting the heroes to the bitter end.]]



* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. Garrod realizes after losing to Carris that unless he trains furiously in simulators to get used to fighting against Bits, he's never going to win against a Newtype.
** Also partially subverted when he sees the solution to those pesky Bits in action; by Jamil, no less.

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: Averted. Garrod realizes after losing to Carris that unless he trains furiously in simulators to get used to fighting against Bits, he's never going to win against a Newtype.
** Also partially subverted when he sees the solution
Newtype. He also gets to those pesky Bits see Jamil's technique in action; by Jamil, no less.battle, which is also sans Newtyping.



** Episode 32, Lancerow Dowell's flashback of the previous war is ''entirely'' this: at the end of the last war, the experienced lead ace of the space colonies fights the teenage Newtype ace of the Federation, piloting a mobile suit carrying finger-mounted beam weapons, and escapes death due to the head-mounted cockpit, while the Federation's Gundam ends up losing its left arm and head in the fight. Shades of RX-78-2 vs. Zeong indeed...
* MrFixIt: Kid Salsamille.
* MysteriousWaif: Tiffa, for her powers and her shyness.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Fixx Bloodman comes to mind.

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** Episode 32, Lancerow Dowell's flashback of the previous war is ''entirely'' this: at the end of the last war, the experienced lead ace of the space colonies fights the teenage Newtype ace of the Federation, piloting a mobile suit carrying finger-mounted beam weapons, and escapes death due to the head-mounted cockpit, while the Federation's Gundam ends up losing its left arm and head in the fight. Shades of RX-78-2 vs. Zeong indeed...
* MrFixIt: Kid Salsamille.
* MysteriousWaif: Tiffa, for her powers and her shyness.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Fixx Bloodman comes to mind.
indeed....



* RazorFloss: WeaponOfChoice of Dweyt Langraf in episode 27.

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* RazorFloss: WeaponOfChoice RazorFloss:
**WeaponOfChoice
of Dweyt Langraf in episode 27.



* SpoilerOpening: The second opening has Tiffa holding a ball of light in her hands. [[spoiler:It's [=DOME=], one of the major players in the finale and answerer to many questions about Newtypes.]]

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* SnowMeansDeath: Used pretty flagrantly in the Fort Severn arc. When Carris decides to get himself killed by Garrod's hand, he attacks amid a snowshower. Later, when he wanders off to die of exposure, the snow starts falling again. [[spoiler:And as soon as Garrod convinces him to live, it stops.]]
* SpoilerOpening: The second opening has Both openings have Tiffa holding a ball of light in her hands. [[spoiler:It's [=DOME=], one of the major players in the finale and answerer to many questions about Newtypes.]]



* TeensAreShort: Garrod and Tiffa are much shorter than everyone else aboard--even Witz and Roabea, who are only two and three years older. The same applies to Carris.

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* TeensAreShort: Garrod and Tiffa are much shorter than everyone else aboard--even Witz and Roabea, who are only two still technically teenagers themselves at 18 and three years older.19. The same applies to Carris.
6th Jun '16 1:18:30 PM lrrose
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Frost Brothers [[spoiler:murder dozens of people and plot mass murder just because the New U.N.E. considered their TwinTelepathy to be useless.]]
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* WhamLine: From the end of Episode 30:
-->'''Lord Bloodman''': "If they land in North America and join with the resistance there, the outcome will be catastrophic. Let us disclose the information before that can happen. [[spoiler:The Space Revolutionary Army is alive and well]]. We must reveal this state of affairs and get them to realize that the true enemy we must fight [[spoiler:is out in space! That the war never ended!]]"
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