History Anime / MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack

9th Sep '17 12:53:15 PM zealots
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** Chan also suffers from this, as despite being a technical officer and not a combat pilot she heads out into the final battle under the bizarre reasoning of "Amuro needs more psycoframes!" Unsurprisingly, she is killed, though [[spoiler:to friendly fire in her case rather than the enemy]].
9th Sep '17 12:29:54 PM zealots
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** The [[PlaystationPortable PSP]] game ''Shin Gihren's Greed'' features not just one but '''several'' alternate endings for this movie, ranging from Amuro surviving the Axis Shock, capturing Char and being promoted to colonel to Gyunei successfully capturing Amuro, leading to a Neo-Zeon victory but a deeply depressed Char (due to being deprived of his glorious final battle with Amuro).
9th Sep '17 12:18:37 PM zealots
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** The briefcases full of Neo-Zeon gold referenced directly above are a clever callback to a scene in the original ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', where SmugSnake M'Quive gloats about all the precious minerals his unit has extracted from their occupation and how "Zeon can fight for another ten years if necessary!"

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** The briefcases full of Neo-Zeon gold referenced directly above are a clever callback to a scene in the original ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', where SmugSnake M'Quive M'Quve gloats about all the precious minerals his unit has extracted from their occupation and how "Zeon can fight for another ten years if necessary!"



* Smug Snale: Quess's father Adenauer Paraya is this in spades. He's a neglectful parent, a DirtyCoward, and is entirely too self-satisfied to see Char is playing him like a fiddle.

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* Smug Snale: SmugSnake: Quess's father Adenauer Paraya is this in spades. He's a neglectful parent, a DirtyCoward, and is entirely too self-satisfied to see Char is playing him like a fiddle.
9th Sep '17 12:10:35 PM zealots
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* TheAce: Naturally, Amuro and Char; the film ascends both men to such proportions that {{mook}}s, [[spoiler:including Neo-Zeon AcePilot Gyunei Guss]], are made short work of.

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* TheAce: Naturally, Amuro and Char; Char, with the film ascends both men former being much more heavily emphasized, and indeed raised to such lofty proportions that {{mook}}s, {{Mook}}s, [[spoiler:including Neo-Zeon AcePilot Gyunei Guss]], are made short work of.of.
* AceCustom: Both Amuro's Nu Gundam and Char's Sazabi are one-shot Mobile Suits built solely for the use of their respective pilots.



* BrainComputerInterface: The Psycommu and Psycoframe systems, which are used by Gyunei/Quess and Amuro/Char respectively.
* BreakingSpeech: Amuro gives one to Char late in the film, after both pilots leave their Mobile Suits (and while attempting to lure Char into a trap).



* CanonForeigner: Some MS and characters from ''Hi-Streamer'' and ''Beltorchika's Children'' didn't make the transition into animation, including the RGM-88X Jeddah (the precursor to the Jegan), Glab Glass (whose role is filled by Gyunei Guss), and most obviously Amuro and Beltorchika's unborn child.

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** The briefcases full of Neo-Zeon gold referenced directly above are a clever callback to a scene in the original ''Mobile Suit Gundam'', where SmugSnake M'Quive gloats about all the precious minerals his unit has extracted from their occupation and how "Zeon can fight for another ten years if necessary!"
* CanonForeigner: Some MS and characters from ''Hi-Streamer'' and ''Beltorchika's Children'' didn't make the transition into animation, including the RGM-88X Jeddah (the precursor to the Jegan), Glab Glass (whose role the NZ-222 Psyco Doga (a miniatuirized form of Quess's Alpha Azieru, which is filled piloted by a "Glab/Graves Glass" who would ultimately become Gyunei Guss), Guss in the animation), and most obviously Amuro and Beltorchika's unborn child.



* CaptainErsatz: For a character in the same series, no less. Gyunei was originally supposed to be [[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.
** Chan was created because Beltochika was unavailable, though in the end she has more in common with Amuro's first female partner, Sayla Mass.

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* CaptainErsatz: For Gyunei is often considered one, for a character in the same series, no less. less: Kamille Bidan, the similarly angsty Newtype pilot of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' (who was also being mentored by Char in that series). A popular fan theory goes that Gyunei was originally even outright supposed to be [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]], Kamille, 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 though there has never been any evidence to substantiate it (and indeed the novels seem to contradict the theory by also including Gyunei, just with the alternate name of "Graves" for various reasons. This concept is some reason. Nevertheless, the fan theory persists after two decades, to the point of even being referenced in ''DynastyWarriorsGundam''s, where the ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'' games (where Kamille will occasionally be seen piloting Gyunei's Jagd Doga.
Doga).
** Chan is a more solid case, as she was created a character Tomino was forced to come up with explicitly because Beltochika was unavailable, though the producers wanted Amuro to have "[[GirlOfTheWeek Bond Girls]]" and forced him to make a new character rather than use Amuro's ''Zeta''-era love interest Beltorchika (who featured heavily in the end she has more original work, to the point of it even being called "Beltorchika's Children". Tellingly, Chan ends up having quite a bit in common with Sayla Mass, Amuro's first female partner, Sayla Mass.partner (who is strangely MIA from all versions of the story).



* CharacterNameAlias: Quess takes on the alias of "Quess Air" after defecting to Char's terrorist organization Neo-Zeon.
* ChestBlaster: The Sazabi has one.



** You would think that Kamille and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau Ashta]] would be there to help Amuro out in stopping Char[[note]]Although it's somewhat understandable why Kamille isn't there, when you consider that he was [[spoiler:[[MindRape mind raped]] by [[BigBad Paptimus Scirocco]]]], meaning that he likely is a very ShellShockedVeteran[[/note]]...
* ClingyJealousGirl: Quess

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** You would think that Kamille and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau Ashta]] would be there to help Amuro out in stopping Char[[note]]Although it's somewhat understandable why Kamille isn't there, when you consider that he was [[spoiler:[[MindRape mind raped]] by [[BigBad Paptimus Scirocco]]]], meaning that he likely is a very ShellShockedVeteran[[/note]]...
ShellShockedVeteran, and Judau was written as heading out to Jupiter at the of ZZ[[/note]]...
* ClingyJealousGirl: QuessQuess grabs this trope and rides it for all it's worth, to the point of ranting at Amuro's love interest Chan the ''very first time she meets her'' and even telling her to get off the ship. Even the hangar mechanics are taken aback!



* CombatPragmatist: Amuro, both in and out of his Mobile Suit. This is even known to the rest of the cast, as Gyunei at one point jumps to the conclusion that Amuro is trying to pull a fast one on him during a HostageSituation -- he's wrong, but Amuro's later actions prove that Gyunei was ''entirely right'' to worry about such behavior.



* EscapePod: The Sazabi has one, and Char attempts to escape in it after Amuro dismantles the Sazabi around him. [[spoiler:He's not successful]].



* GirlOfTheWeek: Chan was created to be one of these, with the producers reasoning that Amuro would look cooler if he had "Bond Girls".



* HostageSituation: Gyunei instigates one in an attempt to capture Amuro and his Nu Gundam. [[spoiler:The attempt fails when Gyunei jumps the gun, though the unfortunate hostage loses her life]].



* HumongousMecha: The titular mobile suits, of course.

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** It should be noted that this interpretation is contradicted by the later manga ''Manga/MobileSuitGundamTheOrigin'', which portrays Zeon Zum Deikun as a megalomaniac with AGodAmI-level delusions of grandeur, though Tem Ray is left the same JerkAss as before.
* HumongousMecha: The titular mobile suits, of course. Quess's Alpha Azieru takes it up to eleven.



* TheLostLenore: Lalah Sune, who Char is still not over after thirteen years, to the point of it being common knowledge among his subordinates. Amuro is a downplayed example, since he doesn't [[spoiler:start a war because of it like Char]], but we still see that he is haunted by visions of Lalah. Disturbingly, it is implied Amuro is actually seeing Lalah as as a [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Newtype ghost]], and she tells him she wants to be between him and Char for eternity.



** DeadlyUpgrade: Quess is upgraded from a red Jagd Doga to the massive Alpha Azieru late in the film [[spoiler:and ultimately dies in it]].



* MotiveDecay: Gyunei goes from wanting to keep an eye on Char to "must bone Quess" with remarkable speed. Than again, he is a Cyber-Newtype, and if ''Zeta Gundam'' and ''Gundam ZZ'' are any indication, they tend to be a little unstable.

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* MotiveDecay: Gyunei goes from wanting to keep an eye on Char to "must bone Quess" with remarkable speed. Than again, he is a Cyber-Newtype, and if ''Zeta Gundam'' and ''Gundam ZZ'' are any indication, they tend to be a little unstable. It's also unsubtly implied that Quess's own Newtype powers are responsible for this effect, as Hathaway Noa also undergoes a similar sudden infatuation.



* OlderAndWiser: Amuro.

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* OlderAndWiser: Amuro.Amuro is a sad case of this. He's become a mature AcePilot, but underwent a lot of heartbreak to get there.
* PlotTechnology: The Psycoframe tech seems to exist for this purpose, as much like the Bio-Sensor of ''Zeta Gundam'' it facilitates all the weirdness and is never used again.



* Smug Snale: Quess's father Adenauer Paraya is this in spades. He's a neglectful parent, a DirtyCoward, and is entirely too self-satisfied to see Char is playing him like a fiddle.
* SociopathicSoldier: Neo-Zeon's Rezun Schnyder, a pilot so aggressive and AxCrazy that Gyunei and even ''Quess'' look like angels in comparison to. [[spoiler:When she's killed about halfway into the film, none of the rest cast either notice or care]].



* SuperSoldier: Gyunei is the latest iteration of the "Cyber-Newtype" concept that was attempted several times in ''Zeta Gundam'' (and almost always turned the unfortunates involved into AxCrazy {{Tykebomb}}s). Though seemingly more stable than his predecessors, Gyunei's sanity undergoes a sudden steep decline shortly after meeting Quess...



* WeaponOfChoice: Amuro favors bazookas both in and out of his Mobile Suit.



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Gyunei's obsession with Quess maybe the result of his Cyber-Newtype enhancements. There ''is'' evidence in previous series this isn't that uncommon. Makes more sense when you recall that Quess is not just a normal Newtype either, but one that got her powers enhanced as well. No wonder why Gyunei feels they're BirdsOfAFeather.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Gyunei's obsession with Quess maybe is very possibly the result of his Cyber-Newtype enhancements. There ''is'' evidence in previous series this isn't that uncommon. Makes more sense when you recall that Quess is not just a normal Newtype either, but one that got her powers enhanced as well. No wonder why Gyunei feels they're BirdsOfAFeather.BirdsOfAFeather.
** Quess herself applies for this trope, being one the most powerful Newtypes in the entire Universal Century but also being far too immature and inexperienced to properly manage her gifts. The entire rest of the cast either recoils from her or develops instant insane infatuation for her.
1st Sep '17 8:44:17 PM MMTrigger
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* FreezeFrameBonus: [[spoiler: In a wide shot of Axis being pulled away from earth at the end, there's a small burst of vernier exhaust in the bottom right part of the shot. This would suggest that Amuro survived, as he's officially listed as MIA, but we'll never know unless Sunrise does something.]]
10th Aug '17 11:33:14 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Ephebophile}}: 13-year-old Quess is an object of much sexual desire from the majority of the male cast. Only Amuro and Bright are immune, though how much Char is feeling and how much he's faking is anyone's guess.



* {{Lolicon}}[=/=]{{Ephebophile}}: 13-year-old Quess is an object of much sexual desire from the majority of the male cast. Only Amuro and Bright are immune, though how much Char is feeling and how much he's faking is anyone's guess.
7th May '17 8:01:29 PM Golondrina
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The movie is noteworthy for having a rather unusual genesis. Originally, director YoshiyukiTomino was going to wrap up Amuro and Char's storyline in ''Gundam ZZ'', but mid-way through production he was given the go-ahead to make a movie, forcing the plot of ''ZZ'' to be rewritten (details on its trope page). In the meantime Tomino wrote the novel ''Hi-Streamer'', but when Sunrise gave him the green light, he went back and wrote a second novel, ''Beltorchika's Children'', which he specifically wrote to be adapted into a movie. However, Sunrise instead chose to use ''Hi-Streamer'', with the final film being a pretty straightforward adaptation of its second half. These two novels serve as the origin of the Hi-Nu Gundam (the finalized, "perfect" Nu Gundam) and Nightingale (a bigger, beefier Sazabi), which pop up in video games like ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration''.

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The movie is noteworthy for having a rather unusual genesis. Originally, director YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino was going to wrap up Amuro and Char's storyline in ''Gundam ZZ'', but mid-way through production he was given the go-ahead to make a movie, forcing the plot of ''ZZ'' to be rewritten (details on its trope page). In the meantime Tomino wrote the novel ''Hi-Streamer'', but when Sunrise gave him the green light, he went back and wrote a second novel, ''Beltorchika's Children'', which he specifically wrote to be adapted into a movie. However, Sunrise instead chose to use ''Hi-Streamer'', with the final film being a pretty straightforward adaptation of its second half. These two novels serve as the origin of the Hi-Nu Gundam (the finalized, "perfect" Nu Gundam) and Nightingale (a bigger, beefier Sazabi), which pop up in video games like ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' and ''VideoGame/SDGundamGGeneration''.
20th Apr '17 2:16:29 AM Juicehead_Baby
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* HourglassPlot: A generational version. Char and Amuro become the complete opposites of their fathers. Where Zeon Zum Deikun was a man driven by ideology who genuinely believed in the potential of the spacenoid people, Char is a selfish, petty little man who uses his father's lofty ideals to bamboozle people into helping him carry out his personal vendetta. Tem Ray, meanwhile, was a self-absorbed JerkAss who cared more about the Gundam he created than the lives of the people it was made to protect and died laughing about how his glorious creation was being shown off on broadcast TV but that didn't stop his son Amuro from growing up to be a selfless hero.
4th Mar '17 6:29:07 PM jake38
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The year is Universal Century 0093: five years have passed since the end of the First Neo-Zeon War. The Earth Federation has recovered and created a new anti-colonial special taskforce to deal with rebel forces: Londo Bell. Elsewhere in space, Char Aznable reappears out of a self-imposed hiding with a declaration that he now commands his own Neo-Zeon movement. Unlike movements of the past, Char intends to force the emigration of Earth's inhabitants to space by bringing about an ice age through dropping asteroids onto the planet. Enter Amuro Ray, now a seasoned veteran of the Londo Bell, who will ensure his arch-rival will not succeed.

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The year is Universal Century 0093: five years have passed since the end of the First Neo-Zeon War. The Earth Federation has recovered and created a new anti-colonial special taskforce to deal with rebel forces: Londo Bell. Elsewhere in space, Char Aznable reappears out of a self-imposed hiding exile with a declaration that he now commands his own Neo-Zeon movement. Unlike movements of the past, Char intends to force the emigration of Earth's inhabitants to space by bringing about an ice age through dropping asteroids onto the planet. Enter Amuro Ray, now a seasoned veteran of the Londo Bell, who will ensure his arch-rival will not succeed.
6th Feb '17 7:20:29 PM Char_Aznable
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** At this point in time Char is just deluding himself when he considers Amuro his rival. Whether as a Newtype or a mobile suit pilot, Amuro is easily among the strongest characters in the entire UC Gundam timeline, if not THE strongest; it's all Char can do just to keep up with him.
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