History Anime / MobileSuitGundamSeed

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Unlike any TheFederation examples, Earth Alliance suffer from frictions between its members states (particularly the Atlantic Federation and the Eurasian Federation). Examples can be seen with Gerard Garcia's attempt to confiscate Kira's Gundam for Eurasian Federation's cause, and UriahGambit against Eurasian Federation forces in Panama.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Unlike any TheFederation examples, Earth Alliance suffer from frictions between its members states (particularly the Atlantic Federation and the Eurasian Federation). Examples can be seen with Gerard Garcia's attempt to confiscate Kira's Gundam for Eurasian Federation's cause, and UriahGambit against Eurasian Federation forces in Panama.at JOSH-A.
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* CourtMartialed: Kira is court martialed after disobeying orders on the ''Archangel'', but let off without punishment because he's [[LoopholdAbused technically a civilian]].

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* CourtMartialed: Kira is court martialed after disobeying orders on the ''Archangel'', but let off without punishment because he's [[LoopholdAbused [[LoopholeAbuse technically a civilian]].
26th May '17 9:02:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArmorIsUseless: Averted as far as physical weapons are concerned; phase shift armor renders a unit practically invincible to kinetic attacks, and laminated shields are capable of taking multiple hits even from beam weapons. The Archangel also features laminate armor which can take several direct hits from mobile suit grade beam weapons before being compromised. Overall, the CE timeline features possibly the most frequent ''aversion'' of this trope in the whole franchise.

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* ArmorIsUseless: Averted as far as physical weapons are concerned; Averted; phase shift armor renders a unit practically invincible to kinetic attacks, and laminated shields are capable of taking multiple hits even from beam weapons. The Archangel also features laminate armor which can take several direct hits from mobile suit grade beam weapons before being compromised. Overall, the CE timeline features possibly the most frequent ''aversion'' of this trope in the whole franchise.
26th May '17 8:58:02 AM NativeJovian
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The story premise matches the standard ''Gundam'' fare by featuring a conflict between Earth and Space, but introduces an original twist in the form of widespread use of GeneticEngineering. Genetic modification of humans is illegal on Earth, but the space colonies are populated almost exclusively by an artificially enhanced breed of humanity known as Coordinators. Most of Earth falls under the authority of the Earth Alliance, which funded the construction of the [=PLANTs=] (huge, hourglass-shaped space colonies meant for use as orbital manufacturing and R&D centers); however, the Coordinators now living on the [=PLANTs=] seek independence from the Earth Alliance via the formation of a milita group called ZAFT. This basic conflict of interest, combined with the FantasticRacism between the genetically engineered [[BornWinner Coordinators]] and the unenhanced [[PunyEarthling Naturals]], eventually sparks a war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT, that opens with a nuclear assault on a PLANT and only gets worse from thereon out. Meanwhile, the nations on Earth not falling under the umbrella of the Earth Alliance are forced to take sides or else risk the ire of both opposing factions.

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The story premise matches the standard ''Gundam'' fare by featuring a conflict between Earth and Space, but introduces an original twist in the form of widespread use of GeneticEngineering. Genetic modification of humans is illegal on Earth, but the space colonies are populated almost exclusively by an artificially enhanced breed of humanity known as Coordinators. Most of Earth falls under the authority of the Earth Alliance, which funded the construction of the [=PLANTs=] (huge, hourglass-shaped space colonies meant for use as orbital manufacturing and R&D centers); however, the Coordinators now living on the [=PLANTs=] seek independence from the Earth Alliance via the formation of a milita militia group called ZAFT. This basic conflict of interest, combined with the FantasticRacism between the genetically engineered [[BornWinner Coordinators]] and the unenhanced [[PunyEarthling Naturals]], eventually sparks a war between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT, that opens with a nuclear assault on a PLANT and only gets worse from thereon out. Meanwhile, the nations on Earth not falling under the umbrella of the Earth Alliance are forced to take sides or else risk the ire of both opposing factions.



Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling (due to, among other things, illness and subsequent passing away of the head writer Chiaki Morosawa in 2016), the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]

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Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling (due to, among other things, illness and subsequent passing away of the head writer Chiaki Morosawa in 2016), the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If [[note]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, why it's two episodes shorter, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]
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* AnimationBump: The series was known for this at times, especially with the Special Editions. The HD Remaster goes even further with several reanimated scenes from not only the Special Editions, but also entirely new ones. Compare Episode 3 of the standard edition to the remaster on youtube and you'll notice them immediately, most notably the part where Kira slices Miguel's GINN in half at the end.

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* AnimationBump: The series was known for this at times, especially with the Special Editions. The HD Remaster goes even further with several reanimated scenes from not only the Special Editions, but also entirely new ones. Compare Episode episode 3 of the standard edition to the remaster on youtube and you'll notice them immediately, most notably the part where Kira slices Miguel's GINN in half at the end.



* ArmorPiercingSlap: A very rare inversion -- [[TheHero Kira]] slaps [[{{Tsundere}} Cagalli]] after she continually pesters him for not rescuing enough people.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted as far as physical weapons are concerned; PS Armor renders a unit practically invincible to anything that isn't a beam weapon. SEED's laminated shields are also capable of taking multiple direct hits from standard beam rifles, rendering them far and away superior to early UC shields from an equivalent era. The Archangel also features laminate armor which can take several direct hits from mobile suit grade beam weapons before being compromised. Overall, the CE timeline features possibly the most frequent ''aversion'' of this trope in the whole franchise.

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* ArmorPiercingSlap: A very rare inversion male-on-female example -- [[TheHero Kira]] Kira slaps [[{{Tsundere}} Cagalli]] Cagalli after she continually pesters him for not rescuing enough people.
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted as far as physical weapons are concerned; PS Armor phase shift armor renders a unit practically invincible to anything that isn't a beam weapon. SEED's kinetic attacks, and laminated shields are also capable of taking multiple direct hits even from standard beam rifles, rendering them far and away superior to early UC shields from an equivalent era.weapons. The Archangel also features laminate armor which can take several direct hits from mobile suit grade beam weapons before being compromised. Overall, the CE timeline features possibly the most frequent ''aversion'' of this trope in the whole franchise.



* BigDamnHero: Kira, repeated. Also subverted with Nicole and Tolle in episodes 29 and 30, respectively. Both of them try to pull this off and [[spoiler:get killed for their trouble]].

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* BigDamnHero: Kira, repeated.repeatedly. Also subverted with Nicole and Tolle in episodes 29 and 30, respectively. Both of them try to pull this off and [[spoiler:get killed for their trouble]].



* BrokenAce: Kira. He almost single handily carries the Archangel through all it's battles and the crew praise him endlessly for it, but he's still a teen handling the trauma and responsibility that comes with war.

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* BrokenAce: Kira. He almost single handily singlehandedly carries the Archangel through all it's its battles and the crew praise him endlessly for it, but he's still a teen handling teenager struggling to handle the trauma and responsibility that comes with war.



* ChanceMeetingBetweenAntagonists: Kira and Cagalli accidentally meet the enemy commander Andrew Waltfeld and his lover/partner while scouting an enemy town for supplies. That meeting ends rather amicably: even though Waltfeld immediately realizes he is dealing with enemy aces, he likes them well enough to let them go on that occasion.
* CharClone: A different approach in this series then the rest. There are three main Char clones, each one representing a different incarnation of the original Char Aznable: Athrun as TheRival, Mu La Flaga as the BigBrotherMentor, and Rau Le Crueset as the DarkMessiah
** Interestingly, for the majority of the series, the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam 'Zeta' Char]] (Mu) is TheRival to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack 'CCA' Char]] (Rau).
* ChastityCouple: Kira and Lacus [[spoiler:that we know of.]]

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* ChanceMeetingBetweenAntagonists: Kira and Cagalli accidentally meet the enemy commander Andrew Waltfeld and his lover/partner while scouting an enemy town for supplies. That meeting ends rather amicably: even though Waltfeld immediately realizes he is dealing with enemy aces, he likes them well enough to let them go in order to face them properly on that occasion.the battlefield.
* CharClone: A different approach in this series then the rest. There are three main Char clones, each one representing a different incarnation of the original Char Aznable: Athrun as TheRival, Mu La Flaga as the BigBrotherMentor, and Rau Le Crueset as the DarkMessiah
** Interestingly, for the majority of the series, the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam 'Zeta' Char]] (Mu) is TheRival to the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack 'CCA' Char]] (Rau).
DarkMessiah.
* ChastityCouple: Kira and Lacus [[spoiler:that we know of.]]are presented this way.



* CourtMartialed: Subverted: [[TheCaptain Captain Ramius]] is called upon by her [[SergeantRock Chief of Staff]] to court-martial [[TheHero Kira]] for disobeying her orders in battle, but she lets him off with a warning after explaining to him why his actions were dangerous and irresponsible. Justified in that he is technically an underage civilian working for the military out of necessity.

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* CourtMartialed: Subverted: [[TheCaptain Captain Ramius]] Kira is called upon by her [[SergeantRock Chief of Staff]] to court-martial [[TheHero Kira]] for court martialed after disobeying her orders in battle, on the ''Archangel'', but she lets him let off with a warning after explaining to him why his actions were dangerous and irresponsible. Justified in that he is without punishment because he's [[LoopholdAbused technically an underage civilian working for the military out of necessity.a civilian]].



* EarlyBirdCameo: Shinn Asuka, one of the main characters [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny of the sequel]], appears in Phases 35 and 39 of the HD Remaster.
** In Phase 39 of the HD Remaster, Lunamaria and Meyrin Hawke, and Rey Za Burrel also make appearances.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Shinn Asuka, one of the main characters [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny of the sequel]], appears in Phases 35 and 39 of the HD Remaster.
** In Phase 39 of the HD Remaster,
Remaster. Lunamaria and Meyrin Hawke, Hawke and Rey Za Burrel also make appearances.appearances in Phase 39.



* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Lacus, whose position as the chairman's daughter, a popular songstress, and leading peace advocate gives her great influence among her own kind. [[spoiler:Cagalli]], the princess of Orb, is also a literal example.
** [[FallenPrincess Not always]]: [[spoiler:Flay Allster]]

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Lacus, whose position as the chairman's daughter, a popular songstress, and leading peace advocate gives her great influence among her own kind. the PLANT population. [[spoiler:Cagalli]], the princess of Orb, is also a literal example.
** [[FallenPrincess Not always]]: [[spoiler:Flay Allster]]
example.



* ExactWords: Rau Le Creuset, during the time he held Flay Allster captive, gave her a "key" that had the potential to finally end the war. [[spoiler: By end, he means both sides wiping each other out into extinction.]]

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* ExactWords: Rau Le Creuset, during the time he held Flay Allster captive, gave her a "key" that had the potential to finally end the war. [[spoiler: By end, he means both sides war... [[spoiler:by wiping each other out into and driving humanity to extinction.]]



* FinalSolution: Advocated by both Patrick Zala (who believes Coordinators are a SuperiorSpecies and that the Naturals all need to die) and Muruta Azrael (who believes Coordinators are an abomination and thusly, all of them need to die). [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Rau Le Creuset]] agrees with both of them]].

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* FinalSolution: Advocated by both Patrick Zala (who believes Coordinators are a SuperiorSpecies and that the Naturals all need to die) and Muruta Azrael (who believes Coordinators are an abomination and thusly, thus all of them need to die). [[spoiler:[[OmnicidalManiac Rau Le Creuset]] agrees with both of them]].



* FreezeFrameBonus: A rather creepy one. When the two remaining Astray Girls are killed, you can see their silhouttes in the respective explosions of their mobile suits.
** Of a more normal sort, Episode 47 features a cameo appearance of the ''Re H.O.M.E.'', from ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray SEED Astray]]''.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: A rather creepy one. When the two remaining Astray Girls are killed, you can see their silhouttes in the respective explosions of their mobile suits.
** Of a more normal sort,
Episode 47 features a cameo appearance of the ''Re H.O.M.E.'', from ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSEEDAstray SEED Astray]]''.



** Something of a FreakOut moment as well, as all the emotions they had been holding back sense the start of the series came spilling out in a very ugly mess. Neither of them were [[CharacterDevelopment quite the same]] after that fight. [[spoiler: Particularly Athrun, who was the "winner" but was so shaken up by the event that he began doing some serious soul searching, leading to his HeelFaceTurn.]]



* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Earth Alliance and ZAFT fall prey to this as their ReasonableAuthorityFigure were killed (sometimes from [[UriahGambit deliberate intentions]]) or replaced by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName radical]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm politicians]] and [[GeneralRipper uncaring military officers]]. Also the fact that ObligatoryWarCrimeScene were more pronounced in Panama (ZAFT) and Victoria (Earth Alliance) from CycleOfRevenge also counts.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Earth Alliance and ZAFT fall prey to this as their the ReasonableAuthorityFigure were in charge are killed (sometimes from [[UriahGambit deliberate intentions]]) or replaced by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName radical]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm politicians]] and [[GeneralRipper uncaring military officers]]. Also the fact that ObligatoryWarCrimeScene were more pronounced in Panama (ZAFT) and Victoria (Earth Alliance) from CycleOfRevenge also counts.extreme, less scrupulous leaders take up the reins.



* InTheFutureHumansWillBeOneRace: Suprisingly, like MobileSuitGundam, both the Naturals and Coordinators populace have wide range of skin colors and MultiEthnicName.



* KillSat: GENESIS
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Tolle Koenig, Nicol Amarfi, Flay Allster, Natarle Badriguel, Aisha, Muruta Azrael, Patrick Zala, Rau Le Creuset, George Allster, Uzumi Nara Athha, Siegel Clyne, Lewis Halberton]]... the list can be continued, but it would overload the page though.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Inverted with phase shift armor, which is impervious to most kinetic weaponry.

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* KillSat: GENESIS
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Tolle Koenig, Nicol Amarfi, Flay Allster, Natarle Badriguel, Aisha, Muruta Azrael, Patrick Zala, Rau Le Creuset, George Allster, Uzumi Nara Athha, Siegel Clyne, Lewis Halberton]]... the list can be continued, but it would overload the page though.
* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: Inverted with phase shift armor, which is impervious to most kinetic weaponry.
GENESIS, an enormous orbital installation that fires bomb-pumped gamma radiation lasers.



* MechaExpansionPack: The major gimmick of the series. The Strike Gundam has three: The all-around performance Aile, melee-focused Sword and heavy assault Launcher. The Duel Gundam has one, the Assault Shroud, which it uses at all times after the first storyline. And in the last few episodes the Freedom and Justice Gundams get HUGE anti-ship versions in the [[FunWithAcronyms Mobile suit Embedded Tactical EnfORcers]].
* MeleeATrois: ZAFT vs. Earth Alliance vs. [[spoiler:Three Ships Alliance]]
* MerchandiseDriven: As with every other Gundam franchises.

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* MechaExpansionPack: The major gimmick of the series. The Strike Gundam has three: The all-around performance highly mobile Aile, melee-focused Sword and heavy assault Launcher. The Duel Gundam has one, the Assault Shroud, which it uses at all times after the first storyline. And in the last few episodes the Freedom and Justice get the METEOR units, which are less like conventional packs and more like small warships that dock with the Gundams get HUGE anti-ship versions in the [[FunWithAcronyms Mobile suit Embedded Tactical EnfORcers]].
so they can provide power.
* MeleeATrois: ZAFT vs. Earth Alliance vs. [[spoiler:Three the Three Ships Alliance]]
Alliance
* MerchandiseDriven: As with every other Gundam franchises. The MechaExpansionPack gimmick in particular is pretty blatantly designed to sell more model kits.



* MidSeasonUpgrade: Freedom and Justice. Strike also gets to stick around as a hand-me-down version, and Duel gets upgrade add-ons, though well before mid-season.
** The Perfect Strike in the remastered edition combines all three previously used Strike packs, previously hinted at a SD Gundam kit of the Strike.

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* MidSeasonUpgrade: Freedom and Justice. Strike also gets to stick around as a hand-me-down version, and Duel gets upgrade add-ons, though well before mid-season.
** The
mid-season. In the Remaster edition, the Perfect Strike in the remastered edition is an upgrade that combines all three previously used Strike packs, previously hinted at a SD Gundam kit of the Strike.striker packs into one unit.



* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Type 1 is played straight: Cagalli[[labelnote:*]]Whose experience with firearms may amount to a crash-course in the desert about a month before[[/labelnote]] throws a pistol in frustration, causing it to discharge. Athrun[[labelnote:*]]Who ''has'' received military training with pistols from ZAFT[[/labelnote]], who very nearly gets hit by the stray round, immediately chastises her for being stupid enough to throw a loaded and cocked pistol.

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* ReliablyUnreliableGuns: Type 1 is played straight: Cagalli[[labelnote:*]]Whose Cagalli[[note]]whose experience with firearms may amount to a crash-course in the desert about a month before[[/labelnote]] before[[/note]] throws a pistol in frustration, causing it to discharge. Athrun[[labelnote:*]]Who ''has'' received military training with pistols from ZAFT[[/labelnote]], Athrun, who very nearly gets hit by the stray round, immediately chastises her for being stupid enough to throw a loaded and cocked pistol.



** Luckily for him, he gets better with handling guns later on.



** Inverted with the Clyne Faction – once they go “renegade”, [=ZAFT=] becomes fanatical, and the Faction remains decent.

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** Inverted with the Clyne Faction –- once they go “renegade”, [=ZAFT=] becomes fanatical, and “renegade” by remaining moderate in the Faction remains decent. face of [=ZAFT=]'s increasing fanaticism.



* RichBitch: Flay, though being rich is hardly the [[FantasticRacism biggest source]] [[ManipulativeBastard of her bitchiness.]]

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* RichBitch: Flay, though her wealth is downplayed compared to her FantasticRacism and being rich is hardly the [[FantasticRacism biggest source]] [[ManipulativeBastard of her bitchiness.]]a ManipulativeBastard.



* RunningGag: Kira, despite being a coordinator who can pilot a [[HumongousMecha humongous mecha]] [[spoiler:who also happens to be the ultimate coordinator]], does not know how guns work. The first time he uses a gun, he throws it at a person and kicks him, in order to knock him out. The second time he gets a gun in his hands, he's chasing an armed person. Mu La Flaga quickly notes that Kira's gun [[NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont still has the safety on]].

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* RunningGag: Kira, despite being a coordinator who can pilot a [[HumongousMecha humongous mecha]] [[spoiler:who also happens to be the ultimate coordinator]], an ace mobile suit pilot, does not know how guns work. to fire a gun outside a cockpit. The first time he uses a gun, he throws it at a person his target and then kicks him, in order to knock him out. The the guy rather than shoot him; the second time he gets a gun in his hands, he's chasing an armed person. time, Mu La Flaga quickly notes that Kira's gun [[NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont still has the safety on]].



* SpoilerOpening: [[spoiler:Nichol]] is notably absent in the third opening, despite appearing in the first two. This is a war story, so it's not hard to guess what that means. Sure enough, two episodes after the third opening's debut, he's killed off.

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* SpoilerOpening: [[spoiler:Nichol]] is notably absent in the third opening, despite appearing in the first two. This is a war story, so it's not hard to guess what that means. Sure enough, two episodes after the third opening's debut, he's killed off.



* SterilityPlague: Coordinators suffered from birth rate decline, especially among third generations. Marriage laws were introduced to increase the birth rate, which is implied through ArrangedMarriage (Athrun and Lacus) and TeenagePregnancy (Yzak's mom). Due to FantasticRacism from Earth, the notion of having children with Naturals (non-augmented humans) are not to taste with [[SmugSuper those who believe themselves to be superior species]]. Fanon has speculated that genetic bottleneck from the [[SpaceColony PLANTS]] small and dwindling population has been the cause of it.



** For the last half of the show, ZAFT releases its own ZGMF-X series of Gundam units using technology derived from the four captured Alliance Gundams. After the Strike and the Aegis are destroyed, Kira acquires the [[LightningBruiser ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam]] and Athrun gets the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam. The [[DroneDeployer ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam]] is piloted by [[spoiler:Rau Le Creuset]] in the final episodes. These Gundams are not only far more advanced than the originals but are nuclear powered with limitless stamina because of the N-Jammer Canceller technology.

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** For the last half of the show, ZAFT releases its own ZGMF-X series of Gundam units using technology derived from the four captured Alliance Gundams. After the Strike and the Aegis are destroyed, Kira acquires the [[LightningBruiser ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam]] and Athrun gets the ZGMF-X09A Justice Gundam. The [[DroneDeployer ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam]] is piloted by [[spoiler:Rau Le Creuset]] in the final episodes. These Gundams are not only far more advanced than the originals but are originals, they're also nuclear powered with limitless stamina because of thanks the N-Jammer Canceller technology.Canceller, giving them virtually unlimited endurance compared to their battery-powered predecessors.



* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Most of the time, but it's particularly noticeable when Engrish appears, such as in Episode 20.
** The previews of the next episode at the end seemed to suffer from Engrish more frequently than the episode itself.

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* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: Most of the time, but it's particularly noticeable when Engrish appears, such as in Episode 20.
** The previews of the next
episode at the end seemed to suffer from Engrish more frequently than the episode itself.20.



* {{Tsundere}}: Cagalli is simply ''adorable'' when blushing in embarrassment.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: As the war progresses, [[GeneralRipper Patrick]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zala]] became more authoritarian after his election and [[MugglePower Muruta]] [[PsychopathicManchild Azrael]] consolidated his authority after the deaths of more-moderate members at JOSH-A.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Cagalli Cagalli, who bounces back and forth between being a brash and aggressive ActionGirl, and a meek, easily embarrassed ShrinkingViolet. Leans heavily on the tsun side, as her usual response to embarrassment is simply ''adorable'' when blushing in embarrassment.
to flip back to aggressiveness.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: As the war progresses, [[GeneralRipper Patrick]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Patrick Zala]] became more authoritarian after his election and [[MugglePower Muruta]] [[PsychopathicManchild Muruta Azrael]] consolidated his authority after the deaths of more-moderate more moderate members at JOSH-A.



* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Unlike any TheFederation examples, Earth Alliance suffer from frictions between various states--specifically between Atlantic Federation and Eurasian Federation--which culminated in full-scale conflict by GundamSeedDestiny. Examples can be seen with Gerard Garcia's attempt to confiscate Kira's Gundam for Eurasian Federation's cause, and UriahGambit against Eurasian Federation forces in Panama.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Unlike any TheFederation examples, Earth Alliance suffer from frictions between various states--specifically between its members states (particularly the Atlantic Federation and the Eurasian Federation--which culminated in full-scale conflict by GundamSeedDestiny.Federation). Examples can be seen with Gerard Garcia's attempt to confiscate Kira's Gundam for Eurasian Federation's cause, and UriahGambit against Eurasian Federation forces in Panama.
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* SterilityPlague: Coordinators suffered from birth rate decline, especially among third generations. Marriage laws were introduced to increase the birth rate, which is implied through ArrangedMarriage (Athrun and Lacus) and TeenagePregnancy (Yzak's mom). Due to FantasticRacism from Earth, the notion of having children with Naturals (non-augmented humans) are not to taste with [[SmugSuper those who believe themselves to be superior species]]. Fanon has speculated that genetic bottleneck from the [[SpaceColony PLANTS]] small and dwindling population has been the cause of it.
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Earth Alliance and ZAFT fall prey to this as their ReasonableAuthorityFigure were killed (sometimes from [[UriahGambit deliberate intentions]]) or replaced by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName radical]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm politicians]] and [[GeneralRipper uncaring military officers]]. Also the fact that ObligatoryWarCrimeScene were more omitted in Panama (ZAFT) and Victoria (Earth Alliance) from CycleOfRevenge also counts.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Earth Alliance and ZAFT fall prey to this as their ReasonableAuthorityFigure were killed (sometimes from [[UriahGambit deliberate intentions]]) or replaced by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName radical]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm politicians]] and [[GeneralRipper uncaring military officers]]. Also the fact that ObligatoryWarCrimeScene were more omitted pronounced in Panama (ZAFT) and Victoria (Earth Alliance) from CycleOfRevenge also counts.



* TyrantTakesTheHelm: As the war progresses, [[GeneralRipper Patrick]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zala]] became more authoritarian against Clyne's group and [[MugglePower Muruta]] [[PsychopathicManchild Azrael]] consolidated his authority after the deaths of more-moderate members at JOSH-A.

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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: As the war progresses, [[GeneralRipper Patrick]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zala]] became more authoritarian against Clyne's group after his election and [[MugglePower Muruta]] [[PsychopathicManchild Azrael]] consolidated his authority after the deaths of more-moderate members at JOSH-A.
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The Earth Alliance and ZAFT fall prey to this as their ReasonableAuthorityFigure were killed (sometimes from [[UriahGambit deliberate intentions]]) or replaced by [[ANaziByAnyOtherName radical]] [[TyrantTakesTheHelm politicians]] and [[GeneralRipper uncaring military officers]]. Also the fact that ObligatoryWarCrimeScene were more omitted in Panama (ZAFT) and Victoria (Earth Alliance) from CycleOfRevenge also counts.


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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: As the war progresses, [[GeneralRipper Patrick]] [[ANaziByAnyOtherName Zala]] became more authoritarian against Clyne's group and [[MugglePower Muruta]] [[PsychopathicManchild Azrael]] consolidated his authority after the deaths of more-moderate members at JOSH-A.
9th May '17 1:25:31 AM Golondrina
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* ChastityCouple: Kira and Lacus [[spoiler:that we know of]]
* ClipShow: Notable for being both many in number and poor in timing. ''SEED'''s director is occasionally called "Flashback 'Em All" in contrast to YoshiyukiTomino's "KillEmAll".

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* ChastityCouple: Kira and Lacus [[spoiler:that we know of]]
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* ClipShow: Notable for being both many in number and poor in timing. ''SEED'''s director is occasionally called "Flashback 'Em All" in contrast to YoshiyukiTomino's Creator/YoshiyukiTomino's "KillEmAll".
30th Apr '17 11:58:58 AM nombretomado
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* BloodierAndGorier: Said to be even more so than V Gundam, and with the [=WMDs=] lurking around each corner, it's easy to believe. Averted in the {{Toonami}} edit, however, as Bandai wanted to sell SEED toys to a wider audience.

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* BloodierAndGorier: Said to be even more so than V Gundam, and with the [=WMDs=] lurking around each corner, it's easy to believe. Averted in the {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} edit, however, as Bandai wanted to sell SEED toys to a wider audience.



* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The {{Toonami}} edit was notorious for this.

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* FamilyFriendlyFirearms: The {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} edit was notorious for this.
18th Mar '17 4:23:10 AM Koveras
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Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling, and the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]

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Thanks to its powerful directing, an all-star voice cast, and the never-dwindling emotional tension, ''SEED'' easily became a smash hit in Japan, getting the second highest ratings in Gundam history only behind ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and spawning a televised sequel, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'', and a manga spinoff, ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamSeedAstray Gundam SEED Astray]]''. An as of yet untitled movie, confirmed to be in production in 2007, is expected to be a GrandFinale of the saga... if it can leave DevelopmentHell. ''SEED'''s success and the announcement of ''Destiny'', the first-ever full-length television sequel to a ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' show outside of the original Universal Century timeline, spawned speculation that CE would become the new UC. However, ''Destiny'' failing to be as successful as ''SEED'', the movie's production stalling, stalling (due to, among other things, illness and subsequent passing away of the head writer Chiaki Morosawa in 2016), the subsequent release and success of non-CE series ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'' have since dashed those hopes. The 48-episode run of the HD Remaster of the series aired in 2012. [[labelnote:*]]If you're wondering what happened to the 49th & 50th episodes, the Remaster cut out two recap episodes, which were the original 14th & 26th episodes.[[/labelnote]]
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