History Anime / MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket

19th Aug '16 12:54:30 AM TheGunheart
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* {{Flanderization}}: When trying to take out the Gundam Alex, the Kämpfer grabs a belt of explosives from a nearby truck in desperation and hurls them at the mobile suit. In video games and toys that feature it as a playable suit, expect to see these explosives treated as a regular part of its arsenal.
1st Mar '16 11:52:51 PM LumiStardust
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* PoliceAreUseless: Narrowly averted early on. In Episode 3, Alfred is nearly run over by Garcia (who is driving a trailer rig). When Al goes to the police, they initially fail to believe him until he shows them a bruise on his lower back. From here, the cops are surprisingly competent, which nearly leads to their deaths until Al figures this out and pulls a quick save and claims he made the whole thing up to keep the cops from investigating further (which would get them killed by Misha). [[CryingWolf This later comes back to bite Al]] [[spoiler:when he's trying to alert the police to the Zeon scheme to blow up the colony]], causing this trope to be played bitterly straight in the end.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Narrowly averted early on. In Episode 3, Alfred is nearly run over by Garcia (who is driving a trailer rig). When Al goes to the police, they initially fail to believe him until he shows them a bruise on his lower back. From here, the cops are surprisingly competent, which nearly leads to their deaths until Al figures this out and pulls a quick save and claims he made the whole thing up to keep the cops from investigating further (which would get them killed by Misha).Mikhail). [[CryingWolf This later comes back to bite Al]] [[spoiler:when he's trying to alert the police to the Zeon scheme to blow up the colony]], causing this trope to be played bitterly straight in the end.
1st Mar '16 5:59:20 PM LumiStardust
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* PoliceAreUseless: Narrowly averted early on. In Episode 3, Alfred is nearly run over by Garcia (who is driving a trailer rig). When Al goes to the police, they initially fail to believe him until he shows them a bruise on his lower back. From here, the cops are surprisingly competent, which nearly leads to their deaths until Al figures this out and pulls a quick save and claims he made the whole thing up to keep the cops from investigating further (which would get them killed by Misha). [[CryingWolf This later comes back to bite Al]] when he's trying to alert the police to the Zeon scheme to blow up the colony, causing this trope to be played bitterly straight in the end.

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* PoliceAreUseless: Narrowly averted early on. In Episode 3, Alfred is nearly run over by Garcia (who is driving a trailer rig). When Al goes to the police, they initially fail to believe him until he shows them a bruise on his lower back. From here, the cops are surprisingly competent, which nearly leads to their deaths until Al figures this out and pulls a quick save and claims he made the whole thing up to keep the cops from investigating further (which would get them killed by Misha). [[CryingWolf This later comes back to bite Al]] when [[spoiler:when he's trying to alert the police to the Zeon scheme to blow up the colony, colony]], causing this trope to be played bitterly straight in the end.
1st Mar '16 5:57:50 PM LumiStardust
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* PoliceAreUseless: Narrowly averted early on. In Episode 3, Alfred is nearly run over by Garcia (who is driving a trailer rig). When Al goes to the police, they initially fail to believe him until he shows them a bruise on his lower back. From here, the cops are surprisingly competent, which nearly leads to their deaths until Al figures this out and pulls a quick save and claims he made the whole thing up to keep the cops from investigating further (which would get them killed by Misha). [[CryingWolf This later comes back to bite Al]] when he's trying to alert the police to the Zeon scheme to blow up the colony, causing this trope to be played bitterly straight in the end.
1st Mar '16 5:48:48 PM LumiStardust
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** He's certainly figured it out by the end though [[spoiler: once he's been present for the rapid dwindling of the Cyclops Team's numbers, and personally witnesses Bernie's death.]] He's appropriately [[HeroicBSOD shell-shocked by it after it all ends.]] Somewhat sadly, [[AmbiguousEnding we never learn how the kid turns out.]]

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** He's certainly figured it out by the end though [[spoiler: once he's been present for the rapid dwindling of the Cyclops Team's numbers, and personally witnesses Bernie's death.]] death]]. He's appropriately [[HeroicBSOD shell-shocked by it after it all ends.]] Somewhat sadly, [[AmbiguousEnding we never learn how the kid turns out.]]
1st Mar '16 5:47:29 PM LumiStardust
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* BrokenRecord: In the first episode, Al is being chastised by his mother and responds with an (admittedly appropriate for an eleven year old) "Yes Mom... yes Mom... yes Mom..." Al's mother is clearly aware that he's not listening, but disregards it. Al's "Yes Mom" quips continue to repeat for the better part of 30 seconds after she leaves until the scene [[FadeToBlack fades]] [[OverlyLongGag to black.]]



** He's certainly figured it out by the end though [[spoiler: once he's been present for the rapid dwindling of the Cyclops Team's numbers, and personally witnesses Bernie's death.]] He's appropriately [[HeroicBSOD shell-shocked by it after it all ends.]] Somewhat sadly, [[AmbiguousEnding we never learn how the kid turns out.]]



* DullSurprise: A couple instances during episode one, when Al reacts to Bernie's Zaku [[http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/834/ixwa.png nearly crashing into his school]] (while he's on the roof) and later [[http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/4/iqz3.png having a gun pointed at him]] with a face that can only be described as slack-jawed boredom.

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* DullSurprise: A couple instances during episode one, when Al reacts to Bernie's Zaku [[http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/834/ixwa.png nearly coming within a few feet of crashing into his school]] (while he's on the roof) face and minutes later [[http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/4/iqz3.png having a gun pointed at him]] him by Bernie with a face that can only be described as slack-jawed boredom.boredom.
** Al's best friends casually asking if Al is cutting class mere moments after above said Zaku nearly crashes into them in a battle which has wrecked large portions of their hometown with no hint of any emotion about what has just transpired also counts as this.
30th Jan '16 5:21:16 PM EvaUnit01
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Bernie usually lives/can be saved]] in the VideoGame/SuperRobotWars instalments that use ''0080''.
3rd Dec '15 6:54:51 PM Kadorhal
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* CharClone: One of the few ''Gundam'' series to not feature one, though it does reference ''Zeta Gundam''[='=]s Quattro by giving the blonde-haired Bernie sunglasses for the better part of the last two episodes.

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* CharClone: One of the few ''Gundam'' series to not feature one, though it does reference ''Zeta Gundam''[='=]s Quattro by giving having the blonde-haired Bernie sunglasses disguise himself with [[PaperThinDisguise nothing more than a pair of sunglasses]] for the better part of the last two episodes.



* GreyAndGreyMorality: Present as ever. The Federation's behavior in Side Six is highly questionable (among other things, they're building and deploying mobile suits in a neutral colony with a large civilian population before the treaty allowing them to do so is signed), and Zeon's response is to ''try to blow the entire place up'', civilians and all. Would qualify as BlackAndGreyMorality if the Cyclops team (and Bernie in particular) weren't so sympathetic.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: Present as ever. The Federation's behavior in Side Six is highly questionable (among other things, they're building and deploying mobile suits in a neutral colony with a large civilian population before the treaty allowing them to do so is signed), and Zeon's response response, after a covert operation fails, is to ''try to blow the entire place up'', civilians and all. Would qualify as BlackAndGreyMorality if the Cyclops team (and Bernie in particular) weren't so sympathetic.



* LightningBruiser: The Alex. Designed for Newtype pilots (Amuro, specifically), the Federation lacks [[AttackDrone remote weapon]] technology, so instead they make it a high-class high-speed machine capable of keeping up with a Newtype's superior reflexes.

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* LightningBruiser: The Alex. Designed for Newtype pilots (Amuro, specifically), the Federation lacks [[AttackDrone remote weapon]] technology, so instead they make it a high-class high-class, high-speed machine capable of keeping up with a Newtype's superior reflexes.



* WhamEpisode: Episode 4. [[spoiler: Most of the Zeon reserves that Al and Bernie cooperated with through the last three episodes die during the attack on RX-78 Alex and Chris gets her first taste of actual combat against a Zaku.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Episode 4. [[spoiler: Most of the Zeon reserves that Al and Bernie cooperated with through the last three episodes die during the attack on RX-78 Alex Alex, and Chris gets her first taste of actual combat against a Zaku.mobile suit combat.]]
9th Nov '15 2:53:54 PM Kadorhal
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* EnergyWeapons: Few and far between; after the attack on the Federation base in the first episode, the only ones seen outside of a simulator are beam sabers. {{Justified|Trope}} in that beam weapons, and the [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]] that typically result from kills with them, would easily puncture the hull of the space colony the majority of the series takes place in.

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* EnergyWeapons: Few and far between; after the attack on the Federation base in the first episode, the only ones seen outside of a simulator are beam sabers. {{Justified|Trope}} in that beam weapons, and the [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]] that typically result from kills with them, would easily puncture the hull of the space colony the majority of the series takes place in.in, and nobody's here to destroy the colony itself or its people [[spoiler:except Killing, and even then his attempt to do so is thwarted]].



** The Hygoggs most of the Cyclops team use in the first episode also demonstrate this, with Garcia in particular managing to quickly slide in close to two enemy mobile suits, [[BulletproofHumanShield grab one]] and shoot through it to hit the other, but then Andy stands out of cover trying to launch a missile at the shuttle they came after and takes a bullet through the cockpit for his trouble.

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** The Hygoggs most of the Cyclops team use in the first episode also demonstrate this, with Garcia in particular managing to quickly slide in close to two enemy mobile suits, [[BulletproofHumanShield grab one]] one as a shield]] and shoot through it to hit the other, but then Andy stands out of cover trying to launch a missile at the shuttle they came after and [[SnipingTheCockpit takes a bullet through the cockpit cockpit]] for his trouble.



* MadeOfExplodium: Averted. Lots of mobile suits are taken out by gunfire, but the only ones that are actually blown up during battle are in a simulator and [[spoiler:Bernie's Zaku at the end]], when it takes a beam saber through its generator. Notably, after the initial attack on the arctic base, we are treated to a view of the aftermath, including at least one GM who is still holding its arm up to aim its gun. Rarely does any Gundam series have whole mobile suits still intact, especially like this.

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* MadeOfExplodium: Averted. Lots of mobile suits are taken out by gunfire, but the only ones that are actually blown up during battle are in a simulator simulator, taken out ''by'' explosives, and [[spoiler:Bernie's Zaku at the end]], end]] when it takes a beam saber through its generator.jetpack. Notably, after the initial attack on the arctic base, we are treated to a view of the aftermath, including at least one GM who is still holding its arm up to aim its gun. Rarely does any Gundam series have whole mobile suits still intact, especially like this.



* SpaceIsNoisy: Strangely averted in only one scene in episode 3, when Al and Bernie are outside the colony, and the only sound that can be heard are their voices.

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* SpaceIsNoisy: Strangely averted in only one scene in episode 3, when Al and Bernie are outside the colony, and the only sound that can be heard are their voices.voices over radio.
4th Aug '15 3:15:53 PM Kadorhal
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* AerithAndBob: Averted. With the possible exception of Killing J. Dannigan, most of the cast have ordinary sounding, if sometimes mismatched, names, which makes it fairly unique among the ''Gundam'' series. This is also the show that mostly started the trend of giving Zeon military hardware GratuitousGerman [[PuttingOnTheReich names.]]

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* AerithAndBob: Averted. With the possible exception of Killing J. Dannigan, Killing, most of the cast have ordinary sounding, if sometimes mismatched, names, which makes it fairly unique among the ''Gundam'' series. This is also the show that mostly started the trend of giving Zeon military hardware GratuitousGerman [[PuttingOnTheReich names.]]



* CharClone: One of the few ''Gundam'' series to not feature one, though it does reference ''Zeta Gundam''[='=]s Quattro by giving the blonde-haired Bernie sunglasses for the better part of the last two episodes.



* EnergyWeapons: Few and far between; after the attack on the Federation base in the first episode, the only ones seen outside of a simulator are beam sabers. {{Justified|Trope}} in that beam weapons, and the [[StuffBlowingUp massive explosions]] that typically result from kills with them, would easily puncture the hull of the space colony the majority of the series takes place in.



* {{Flynning}}: Subverted: The Kämpfer gets out its beam sword but is immediately pulverized by the Gundam's arm-mounted machine gun.



* GlassCannon: The Kämpfer was designed as a high-speed assault model, capable of incredible speeds but possessing rather thin armor as a result. [[spoiler:Demonstrated rather viscerally when it plows through an entire MS team while staying mobile, but gets shredded like tinfoil when it tries to engage the Alex in melee combat.]]

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* GlassCannon: GlassCannon:
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The Kämpfer was designed as a high-speed assault model, capable of incredible speeds but possessing rather thin armor as a result. [[spoiler:Demonstrated rather viscerally when it plows through an entire MS team while staying mobile, but gets shredded like tinfoil when it tries to engage the Alex in melee combat.]]]]
** The Hygoggs most of the Cyclops team use in the first episode also demonstrate this, with Garcia in particular managing to quickly slide in close to two enemy mobile suits, [[BulletproofHumanShield grab one]] and shoot through it to hit the other, but then Andy stands out of cover trying to launch a missile at the shuttle they came after and takes a bullet through the cockpit for his trouble.



* HeroicBSOD: Al, when [[spoiler:he watches Bernie's Zaku get destroyed, and later sees Chris removed from the cockpit of the Alex]].

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* HeroicBSOD: Al, when [[spoiler:he watches Bernie's Zaku get destroyed, and later sees Chris removed from the cockpit of the Alex]]. He also gets a more minor one earlier when he comes across rescue workers at a destroyed building and sees them pull the corpse of a child around his age out of the rubble.



* {{Flynning}}: Subverted: The Kämpfer gets out its beam sword but is immediately pulverized by the Gundam's arm-mounted machine gun.
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