History Anime / MobileSuitGundam

6th Dec '17 3:53:08 PM DrPsyche
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Zeon's approach to Mobile Suit design. Zeon made a lot of cool looking suits, easily more than the Federation, but while the Federation suits were well rounded, Zeon design often had a ton of issues. Zeon's Mobile Suit production was heavily privatized with different companies pumping out different designs each eating up resources in a desperate attempt to build more impressive weapons. The Gouf and Gyan were good as one off designs, but never saw major production because they were two specialized for dueling. The Dom succeeded in every way to the Zaku II, but the innovation paled in comparison to the leaps that the Federation made developing the GMs. Super weapon after super weapon was developed, mobile armors cycled in and out, and the entire production line of aquatic mobile suits was rendered useless when Zeon lost their foothold on earth. The fighting to get the next model out delayed the production of the much more practical Gelgoog (a Zeon MS that finally came standard with beam weaponry, armor, and mobility to rival the Gundam) up until the end of the war and by that point it was too late.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Zeon's approach to Mobile Suit design. Zeon made a lot of cool looking suits, easily more than the Federation, but while the Federation suits were well rounded, Zeon design often had a ton of issues. Zeon's Mobile Suit production was heavily privatized with different companies pumping out different designs each eating up resources in a desperate attempt to build more impressive weapons. The Gouf and Gyan were good as one off designs, but never saw major production because they were two specialized for dueling. The Dom succeeded in every way to the Zaku II, but the innovation paled in comparison to the leaps that the Federation made developing the GMs.GM's. Super weapon after super weapon was developed, mobile armors cycled in and out, and the entire production line of aquatic mobile suits was rendered useless when Zeon lost their foothold on earth. The fighting to get the next model out delayed the production of the much more practical Gelgoog (a Zeon MS that finally came standard with beam weaponry, armor, and mobility to rival the Gundam) up until the end of the war and by that point it was too late.
6th Dec '17 3:52:36 PM DrPsyche
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Zeon's approach to Mobile Suit design. Zeon made a lot of cool looking suits, easily more than the Federation, but while the Federation suits were well rounded, Zeon design often had a ton of issues. Zeon's Mobile Suit production was heavily privatized with different companies pumping out different designs each eating up resources in a desperate attempt to build more impressive weapons. The Gouf and Gyan were good as one off designs, but never saw major production because they were two specialized for dueling. The Dom succeeded in every way to the Zaku II, but the innovation paled in comparison to the leaps that the Federation made developing the GMs. Super weapon after super weapon was developed, mobile armors cycled in and out, and the entire production line of aquatic mobile suits was rendered useless when Zeon lost their foothold on earth. The fighting to get the next model out delayed the production of the much more practical Gelgoog (a Zeon MS that finally came standard with beam weaponry, armor, and mobility to rival the Gundam) up until the end of the war and by that point it was too late.
6th Dec '17 3:42:54 PM DrPsyche
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The up next ads at the ends of episodes almost always show something spoiler for the next episode and the narration gives away key details and directly states which characters die even though it always ends with "who will survive?"

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The up next ads at the ends of episodes almost always show spoil something spoiler for the next episode and the narration gives away key details and directly states which characters die even though it always ends with "who will survive?"
6th Dec '17 3:40:03 PM DrPsyche
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** The Gelgoog debuts at the end of the war as Zeon's top Mobile Suit. Though it's performance isn't stellar compared to previous suits partly because of how skilled the White Base crew has gotten, partly because of the lack of experienced fighters to crew the suits, and partly because the series was wrapping up and the Gelgoog could only get a good showing with Char. It is one of the better Zeon weapons and it's notable for finally being the suit that Zeon mass-produced beam rifles for. Later series set around this time frame would retroactively demonstrate that the Gelgoog really was a cut above the other mass-produced Zeon suits.
17th Nov '17 11:06:49 AM DrPsyche
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* AdaptationalWimp: The Compilation movies changed a few skill levels.
** M'Quve is just ArmchairMilitary in this version and his mechs, the Adzam and Gyan, were AdaptedOut. His command accomplishments are roughly the same, but him shooting down the White Base was also removed.
** In the Series the Doms' armor was explicitly tougher than previous Zeon suits and could NoSell the Gundam Vulcans. In the films Amuro destroys a Rick Dom from Conscon's squadron using the Vulcans.
16th Nov '17 6:28:59 AM Larkmarn
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* MechaExpansionPack: The G-Armour, a transport/fighter-bomber/tank that is compatible with the Core Block System. Later adaptations would remove it, as Tomino felt it was "too super-robot."

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The G-Armour, G-Armor, a transport/fighter-bomber/tank that is compatible with the Core Block System. Later adaptations would remove it, as Tomino felt it was "too super-robot.""
** Numerous {{Mecha Expansion Pack}}s exist in the ExpandedUniverse, most notably the "Full Armor Gundam" which takes the RX-78-1 and slaps heavier armor and weapons on it. Deconstructed in that it makes an overall worse machine and later versions are built Full Armor from the ground up.
14th Nov '17 1:25:20 PM Larkmarn
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* SpoilerOpening: Ending, really, but the ending used for the Creator/{{Toonami}} broadcast spoil the final moments of the show, with Amuro in his damaged Core Fighter finding the White Base crew's Launch.
5th Nov '17 12:39:14 AM DrPsyche
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* OutOfFocus: The Guntank in the movies. While it serves largely the same role on earth, when the White Base returns to space for the third movie, it's swapped out for another Guncannon for Hayato to pilot.
28th Oct '17 10:56:36 PM DrPsyche
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* GasMaskMooks: The wires around the Zaku II and Gouf's faces invoke this trope, looking like breathing tubes and adding to their evil militaristic designs.
20th Oct '17 1:39:08 AM DrPsyche
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* ArmorIsUseless: ZigZagged. Gundam's armor is one of it's best assets and allows it to NoSell a number of crippling blows that would destroy other mechs. All other Mobile Suits use varying degrees of armor, with the Doms constructed to be especially tough. Unfortunately Gundam's introduction is when Beam Weaponry starts to become more and more standardized and that makes all of the armor in the series useless. The shields the Zaku's used for defense could be pierced easily, the Doms could be taken down in one hit and even the Gundam itself can't fully defend against the Zeong [[spoiler:and is destroyed]]. By series end offense was one of the key factors in Mobile Suits rather than defense; the Gelgoogs and GM's all utilized beam weapons and tried to avoid getting hit rather than defending themselves. There were some counters however: Federation utilized particle spread to disrupt beam blasts and the Big Zam had DeflectorSheilds.

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* ArmorIsUseless: ZigZagged. Gundam's armor is one of it's best assets and allows it to NoSell a number of crippling blows that would destroy other mechs. All other Mobile Suits use varying degrees of armor, with the Doms constructed to be especially tough. Unfortunately Gundam's introduction is when Beam Weaponry starts to become more and more standardized and that makes all of the armor in the series useless. The shields the Zaku's used for defense could be pierced easily, the Doms could be taken down in one hit and even the Gundam itself can't fully defend against the Zeong [[spoiler:and is destroyed]]. By series end offense was one of the key factors in Mobile Suits rather than defense; the Gelgoogs and GM's all utilized beam weapons and tried to avoid getting hit rather than defending themselves. There were some counters however: Federation utilized particle spread to disrupt beam blasts and the Big Zam had DeflectorSheilds.DeflectorShields.
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