History Anime / MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack

17th Jan '16 7:13:06 PM aye_amber
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* YourSizeMayVary: The Sazabi's cockpit ball changes size wildly between the scene where it's loaded into the mobile suit's head and [[spoiler:when the Nu Gundam grabs it after ejecting from the Sazabi's shattered remains]]. Proportionately speaking, given that the Sazabi is about as big as the Nu Gundam, the size the cockpit is [[spoiler:when Amuro catches it is more likely to be the correct size]].
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* YourSizeMayVary: The Sazabi's cockpit ball changes size wildly between the scene where it's loaded into the mobile suit's head and [[spoiler:when the Nu Gundam grabs it after ejecting from the Sazabi's shattered remains]]. Proportionately speaking, given that the Sazabi is about as big as the Nu Gundam, the size the cockpit is [[spoiler:when [[spoiler: when Amuro catches it is more likely to be the correct size]].
1st Aug '15 4:32:01 PM nombretomado
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''Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack'' is the first full-length ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' animated movie released in 1988. ''Char's Counterattack'' is the culmination of the original saga begun in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and continued through ''MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''MobileSuitGundamZZ'', marking the final conflict of the fourteen-year rivalry between Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, and the end of the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]]/[[TheEmpire Zeon]] conflicts.
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''Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack'' is the first full-length ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' animated movie released in 1988. ''Char's Counterattack'' is the culmination of the original saga begun in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' and continued through ''MobileSuitZetaGundam'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''MobileSuitGundamZZ'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', marking the final conflict of the fourteen-year rivalry between Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, and the end of the [[TheFederation Earth Federation]]/[[TheEmpire Zeon]] conflicts.

* [[spoiler:AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: A possible fate regarding Amuro and Char. [[spoiler:The back stories of the ''MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' novels shed some light on Char - Neo-Zeon forces recovered the Sazabi's Psycoframe and created Full Frontal from the data likely stored in the cockpit. The AnimatedAdaptation, however, has yet to reach any conclusions about Frontal, as the producers indicated that his story may be changed. Thus far, Frontal did hint that Char Aznable, if he's still alive, would be more than human now]].
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* [[spoiler:AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]: A possible fate regarding Amuro and Char. [[spoiler:The back stories of the ''MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn'' novels shed some light on Char - Neo-Zeon forces recovered the Sazabi's Psycoframe and created Full Frontal from the data likely stored in the cockpit. The AnimatedAdaptation, however, has yet to reach any conclusions about Frontal, as the producers indicated that his story may be changed. Thus far, Frontal did hint that Char Aznable, if he's still alive, would be more than human now]].

* CaptainErsatz: For a character in the same series, no less. Gyunei was originally supposed to be [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], having undergone questionable brain surgery and cybernetic implants to cure the brain damage he suffered at the end of ''Zeta Gundam'', but this was abandoned for various reasons. This concept is referenced in ''DynastyWarriorsGundam''s, where Kamille will occasionally be seen piloting Gyunei's Jagd Doga.
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* CaptainErsatz: For a character in the same series, no less. Gyunei was originally supposed to be [[MobileSuitZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], having undergone questionable brain surgery and cybernetic implants to cure the brain damage he suffered at the end of ''Zeta Gundam'', but this was abandoned for various reasons. This concept is referenced in ''DynastyWarriorsGundam''s, where Kamille will occasionally be seen piloting Gyunei's Jagd Doga.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hit [[MobileSuitGundam Sayla Mass]] ''hard''. Despite being the protagonist's one-time LoveInterest and the antagonist's sister, she's only mentioned once in the film (referred to as her true name "Artesia" by Char in a flashback to the death of Lalah Sune) and never seen at all. What makes this particularly surprising is the cameo she had in ''Gundam ZZ'' was meant to foreshadow the movie.
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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Hit [[MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Sayla Mass]] ''hard''. Despite being the protagonist's one-time LoveInterest and the antagonist's sister, she's only mentioned once in the film (referred to as her true name "Artesia" by Char in a flashback to the death of Lalah Sune) and never seen at all. What makes this particularly surprising is the cameo she had in ''Gundam ZZ'' was meant to foreshadow the movie.

* FaceHeelTurn: Anaheim Electronics was originally a major financial backer for the heroic [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG)]], and only sold (inferior) suits to nastier factions to keep them off its tail. Since the AEUG has disbanded and most of the company's nicer members are dead, Anaheim is a straight-up war profiteer that openly backs both sides.
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* FaceHeelTurn: Anaheim Electronics was originally a major financial backer for the heroic [[MobileSuitZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Anti-Earth Union Group (AEUG)]], and only sold (inferior) suits to nastier factions to keep them off its tail. Since the AEUG has disbanded and most of the company's nicer members are dead, Anaheim is a straight-up war profiteer that openly backs both sides.

* FlawedPrototype: The Nu Gundam, despite being one of the most incredible suits of its era, is still an incomplete, rushed version of Amuro's original design - the [[AttackDrone fin funnels]] are actually a last-second addition and just stick to a random latch on the backpack, while the controls are still dangerously oversensitive. Officially, the completed version is the Hi-Nu Gundam from ''Beltorchika's Children'', which is streamlined to near perfection and better armed (it's "[[{{BFG}} Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher]]" is at least as powerful as the [[MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero's "Twin Buster Rifle"]], albeit not portable, since it requires a hook-up to the reactor of the ''La Cailum'').
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* FlawedPrototype: The Nu Gundam, despite being one of the most incredible suits of its era, is still an incomplete, rushed version of Amuro's original design - the [[AttackDrone fin funnels]] are actually a last-second addition and just stick to a random latch on the backpack, while the controls are still dangerously oversensitive. Officially, the completed version is the Hi-Nu Gundam from ''Beltorchika's Children'', which is streamlined to near perfection and better armed (it's "[[{{BFG}} Hyper Mega Bazooka Launcher]]" is at least as powerful as the [[MobileSuitGundamWing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero's "Twin Buster Rifle"]], albeit not portable, since it requires a hook-up to the reactor of the ''La Cailum'').

* LoveHurts: A significant portion of the cast dies because of the male portion's attraction to Quess. [[spoiler:Gyunei (who's in love with her and is killed by Amuro), the mechanic [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Astonage Medoz]] (tries to stop Hathaway from going to find Quess, only to be killed by an explosion; his girlfriend Kayru Su had just died in the previous sortie) and Chan (who ''kills'' Quess and is offed by Hathaway since he had just succeeded to make Quess pull a HeelFaceTurn, until Chan ruins it]].
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* LoveHurts: A significant portion of the cast dies because of the male portion's attraction to Quess. [[spoiler:Gyunei (who's in love with her and is killed by Amuro), the mechanic [[MobileSuitZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Astonage Medoz]] (tries to stop Hathaway from going to find Quess, only to be killed by an explosion; his girlfriend Kayru Su had just died in the previous sortie) and Chan (who ''kills'' Quess and is offed by Hathaway since he had just succeeded to make Quess pull a HeelFaceTurn, until Chan ruins it]].

** MidSeasonUpgrade: Both the Nu Gundam and the Sazabi are the ultimate upgrades to both Amuro and Char's respective first MS: [[MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam and Char's Zaku II.]]
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** MidSeasonUpgrade: Both the Nu Gundam and the Sazabi are the ultimate upgrades to both Amuro and Char's respective first MS: [[MobileSuitGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam the RX-78-2 Gundam and Char's Zaku II.]]

* RankUp: Subverted, in a realistic sense. Amuro, last seen in ZetaGundam, was a Lieutenant. For the Londo Bell forces, he's been promoted but only one step up to Lieutenant Commander. The Federation doesn't trust Newtypes and doesn't want to give them too much rank in the military. And Amuro is a pilot, not command material.
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* RankUp: Subverted, in a realistic sense. Amuro, last seen in ZetaGundam, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', was a Lieutenant. For the Londo Bell forces, he's been promoted but only one step up to Lieutenant Commander. The Federation doesn't trust Newtypes and doesn't want to give them too much rank in the military. And Amuro is a pilot, not command material.

** Londo Bell is an independent paramilitary organization that fights colonial threats against the Federation. If that sounds familiar, it should: it's the ''same purpose the [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] served''! Is it any wonder why Char doesn't trust them? *** Note that Londo Bell is also under the direct command of Bright, whom Char worked with closely during the Gryps Conflict. Char should know enough about Bright's character that [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure he wouldn't go about abusing his power like the Titans did]]. Although considering that [[AmbitionIsEvil reintegration into Federation ranks was never really that reliable]] (re: the fate of the ''Albion'' battleship in ''MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''), precisely during the rise of the Titans, Char was probably [[EvilCannotComprehendGood that cynical to even think that Bright can turn into some mindless cog]]. Fortunately, as ''Gundam Unicorn'' currently dictates, it never came to be.
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** Londo Bell is an independent paramilitary organization that fights colonial threats against the Federation. If that sounds familiar, it should: it's the ''same purpose the [[MobileSuitZetaGundam [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] served''! Is it any wonder why Char doesn't trust them? *** Note that Londo Bell is also under the direct command of Bright, whom Char worked with closely during the Gryps Conflict. Char should know enough about Bright's character that [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure he wouldn't go about abusing his power like the Titans did]]. Although considering that [[AmbitionIsEvil reintegration into Federation ranks was never really that reliable]] (re: the fate of the ''Albion'' battleship in ''MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''), precisely during the rise of the Titans, Char was probably [[EvilCannotComprehendGood that cynical to even think that Bright can turn into some mindless cog]]. Fortunately, as ''Gundam Unicorn'' currently dictates, it never came to be.
19th Jul '15 4:48:34 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode: Has been included in all instalments. Unsurprising, given that Amuro was the original RealRobot pilot, making him to this series what [[MazingerZ Koji Kabuto]] is to {{Super Robot}}s.
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* VideoGame/AnotherCenturysEpisode: Has been included in all instalments. installments. Unsurprising, given that Amuro was the original RealRobot pilot, making him to this series what [[MazingerZ [[Anime/MazingerZ Koji Kabuto]] is to {{Super Robot}}s.
30th Jun '15 5:37:15 AM Ominae
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** May be a ShoutOut to Amuro's voice actor: Creator/ToruFuruya voices the titular character of ''SaintSeiya''.

* ShoutOut: A very obscure one to ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}''. The Sweetwater Colony's name is English for "Agua Dulce", the place in California where ''KirksRock'' is located. ** The title could also be translated as [[TheEmpireStrikesBack "Char Strikes Back"]]
7th Jun '15 4:55:07 AM arisboch
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* GratuitousGerman: One of the characters has the name "Adenauer" as a first name, even though it's a famous German family name (most notably the first chancellor of the modern [[{{Germany}} German]] state).
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* GratuitousGerman: One of the characters has the name "Adenauer" as a first name, even though it's a famous German family name (most notably that of the first chancellor of the modern [[{{Germany}} German]] state).state, Konrad Adenauer).
7th Jun '15 4:52:46 AM arisboch
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* GratuitousGerman: One of the characters has the name "Adenauer" as a first name, even though it's a famous German family name (most notably the first chancellor of the modern German state).
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* GratuitousGerman: One of the characters has the name "Adenauer" as a first name, even though it's a famous German family name (most notably the first chancellor of the modern German [[{{Germany}} German]] state).
7th Jun '15 4:52:15 AM arisboch
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* GratuitousGerman: One of the characters has the name "Adenauer" as a first name, even though it's a famous German family name (most notably the first chancellor of the modern German state).
27th Apr '15 3:34:39 AM SeptimusHeap
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not a trope
* GundamFighter: Several playable characters, including variations of Amuro and Char.
4th Mar '15 6:53:13 AM Unityd3v
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** Played straight with Bright who, while still called "captain", is now in charge of his own independent arm of the EFSF fleet.
1st Feb '15 9:10:36 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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** Chan is basically a stand-in for Beltorchika.
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** Chan is basically a stand-in for Beltorchika.was created because Beltochika was unavailable, though in the end she has more in common with Amuro's first female partner, Sayla Mass.

*** Judau has been living on Jupiter for years by this point due to him [[ShellShockedVeteran being sick and tired of fighting for the corrupt Earth Federation]] (not to mention he never met Amuro or Char, either). Kamille, meanwhile, was just not present[[note]]He couldn't pilot another mobile suit after what [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirroco]] [[MindRape did to him]] in ''Zeta Gundam''[[/note]] (''Mobile Suit Gundam: Moon Crisis'', a manga set six years after ''Char's Counterattack'', claims he became a brain surgeon after recovering. However, given that ''Gundam Unicorn'' is officially part of Universal Century canon, this renders ''Moon Crisis'' non-canon).

*** Judau has been living on Jupiter for years by this point due to him [[ShellShockedVeteran being sick * DuelToTheDeath: The entire film, in a way, is Char setting up one last duel between himself and tired of fighting for the corrupt Earth Federation]] (not to mention he never met Amuro or Char, either). Kamille, meanwhile, was just not present[[note]]He couldn't pilot another mobile suit after what [[MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirroco]] [[MindRape did to him]] in ''Zeta Gundam''[[/note]] (''Mobile Suit Gundam: Moon Crisis'', a manga set six years after ''Char's Counterattack'', claims he became a brain surgeon after recovering. However, given that ''Gundam Unicorn'' is officially part of Universal Century canon, this renders ''Moon Crisis'' non-canon).Amuro.

* {{Expy}}: Chan is said to be a replacement for Beltorchika, after Tomino wasn't allowed to use the latter. Because of this, [[spoiler:[[WriterRevolt Chan]] was KilledOffForReal]].
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* {{Expy}}: Chan is said to be a replacement for Beltorchika, after Tomino wasn't allowed to use the latter.latter, though it's Sayla she acts the most like. Because of this, [[spoiler:[[WriterRevolt Chan]] was KilledOffForReal]].
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