History Anime / MobileSuitGundamWing

25th Jun '16 6:44:38 PM Deathhacker
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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In many ways, this is the crux of the show's first half -- the Gundam pilots are fighting an oppressive regime, but are under orders to murder ''any'' witnesses.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters:
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In many ways, this is the crux of the show's first half -- the Gundam pilots are fighting an oppressive regime, but are under orders to murder ''any'' witnesses.
** Comes back again near the end of the series with White Fang. [[spoilers: They ostensibly have the same goal as the Gundams; to free the colonies, but at this point they're the villains, unintentionally enacting the original Operation Meteor.]]
23rd Jun '16 9:58:02 PM Deathhacker
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* ButtMonkey: Those poor, poor Leos. Funnily, data specs shows that it's actually quite an impressive suit performance-wise, and even in-universe it's shown as being highly adaptable for practically any fighting environment with a simple change in gear. Shame that doesn't mean much when all of your enemies tend to be Gundams or mobile dolls that massively outclass it.

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* ButtMonkey: ButtMonkey:
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Those poor, poor Leos. Funnily, data specs shows that it's actually quite an impressive suit performance-wise, and even in-universe it's shown as being highly adaptable for practically any fighting environment with a simple change in gear. Shame that doesn't mean much when all of your enemies tend to be Gundams or mobile dolls that massively outclass it.it.
** Duo usually suffers at the hands of his fellow gundam pilots, usually because he's the only relatively sane and well adjusted guy among them. Highlights include having his own gundam being butchered for parts without him knowing, being beat up to cover up the reconstruction of Deathscythe and Altron, and generally every single time he screams "no" at something.
23rd Jun '16 9:54:05 PM Deathhacker
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* AwesomeButImpractical: Wing Gundam's Buster Rifle is incredibly powerful but it can only fire three shots, or as many cells as the Buster Rifle is capable of carrying. Katoki's version has these 'gliders' that attach to Wing's arms during bird mode -- these gliders carry extra cells for the Buster Rifle. Wing Zero's Twin Buster rifle does not have this limitation however, due to it drawing power directly from the suit's own reactor.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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Wing Gundam's Buster Rifle is incredibly powerful but it can only fire three shots, or as many cells as the Buster Rifle is capable of carrying. Katoki's version has these 'gliders' that attach to Wing's arms during bird mode -- these gliders carry extra cells for the Buster Rifle. Wing Zero's Twin Buster rifle does not have this limitation however, due to it drawing power directly from the suit's own reactor.
** The Tallgeese was the first ever mobile suit and remains one of the most powerful ones in the series. However the suit was built purely for raw power and the intense physical stress and g-force experienced by the pilot can cause him to black out and suffer a heart attack, if not outright kill him. On top of that, all of that power was deemed unnecessary, so the design was dumbed down into the Leo.
10th Jun '16 12:15:29 PM Ace1225
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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Heero and Relena, with a good portion of the main cast noting it. In fact, in Episode 46, when Heero travels to The Libra to rescue Relena, the other Gundam pilots that stay behind talk about it.
3rd Jun '16 11:18:58 PM Doug86
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* AnachronismStew: This series takes WorldWarTwo era fashion and technology, and combines it with the fashion and technology of TheNineties, and [[RecycledInSpace space-age technology and fashion.]]

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* AnachronismStew: This series takes WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII era fashion and technology, and combines it with the fashion and technology of TheNineties, and [[RecycledInSpace space-age technology and fashion.]]



* DaysOfFuturePast: The Earth of AC 195/6 is at times reminiscent of the early and mid-20th Century. The fashions, preserved towns and WorldWarI-esque uniforms don't help. The colonies meanwhile tend to look more modern.

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* DaysOfFuturePast: The Earth of AC 195/6 is at times reminiscent of the early and mid-20th Century. The fashions, preserved towns and WorldWarI-esque UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-esque uniforms don't help. The colonies meanwhile tend to look more modern.



* RetroUniverse: The After Colony timeline is also known for its strange AnachronismStew as mentioned above. Elements of both TheFifties and TheNineties mix with space colonies and mobile suits. While Trieze and the Romefeller Foundation seem straight out of WorldWarI.

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* RetroUniverse: The After Colony timeline is also known for its strange AnachronismStew as mentioned above. Elements of both TheFifties and TheNineties mix with space colonies and mobile suits. While Trieze and the Romefeller Foundation seem straight out of WorldWarI.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
1st Jun '16 3:06:52 PM burninmylight
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** When the mobile doll technology on the verge of mass production, Treize protests this decision by the Romefeller Foundation, and resigns his position, because he feels taking humans out of the battle diminishes the sacrifices and the roles they play in those conflicts. Consequently, many OZ troops believe in this as well, and split off to form the Treize Faction.

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** When the mobile doll technology is on the verge of mass production, Treize protests this decision by the Romefeller Foundation, and resigns his position, because he feels taking humans out of the battle diminishes the sacrifices and the roles they play in those conflicts. Consequently, many OZ troops believe in this as well, and split off to form the Treize Faction.



** In one scene in the second episode of the series, Quatre is looking out at the landscape and wondering if "They" know how beautiful the Earth really is. It sounds like sentimentality, but fast forward to ''Endless Waltz'' where we learn what [[ColonyDrop Operation Meteor orignally involved]], and the line becomes a lot more chilling.

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** In one scene in the second episode of the series, Quatre is looking out at the landscape and wondering if "They" know how beautiful the Earth really is. It sounds like sentimentality, but fast forward to ''Endless Waltz'' where we learn what [[ColonyDrop Operation Meteor orignally originally involved]], and the line becomes a lot more chilling.
27th May '16 12:06:17 PM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Treize, Heero, Dorothy, and Quatre demonstrate this.


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* MasterSwordsman: Treize, Heero, Dorothy, and Quatre all demonstrate incredible feats of swordsmanship at one point or another.
26th May '16 2:29:42 AM KJMackley
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* MidSeasonUpgrade: Most notably Wing Gundam to Wing Zero, Deathscythe to Deathscythe Hell and Shenlong to Altron. Zechs eventually ends up with the Epyon but this was long after he no longer piloted the Talgeese.
** Well, before Epyon Zechs had been using the Wing Zero, while Heero had been using Epyon (gifted to him by Treize) after the Wing Gundam was disabled. Also, Heavyarms was upgraded with two heavy gatlings instead of one like the first model, and Sandrock was upgraded with longer and more powerful blades as well as space maneuverability, which was something the Sandrock lacked. The last two weren't as radical as the others' however.

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* MidSeasonUpgrade: Most notably Wing All of the Gundam pilots got upgraded Gundams around the mid point of the series. Part of this was the need to take the conflict into space and none of the original Gundams (except for Wing) were designed with space combat in mind, and advancing mobile suit design was [[SoLastSeason making them a little outdated]] (mobile dolls in general, Vayeate and Mercurius in particular). Wing Zero, Deathscythe Zero is [[SuperPrototype technically a precursor to Deathscythe Hell ALL the Gundams]], but in design and style is seen as a revamped Wing Gundam. Interestingly, Wing Zero passed through just about every pilots hands before Heero claimed it for himself as he was the only one who could handle the Zero system. Deathsythe and Shenlong to were upgraded from the damaged original models into Deathsythe Hell and Altron. Heavyarms gained an extra gatling gun and other mild upgrades. Sandrock was previously destroyed but rebuilt with space combat capabilities, otherwise only having a few cosmetic changes.
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Zechs eventually ends up with the Epyon but this was long after he no longer piloted the Talgeese.
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Talgeese for much of the series until it was destroyed. He piloted other mobile suits, including Wing Zero for a time, before Epyon Zechs had been using came along as his official upgrade. In ''Endless Waltz'' the Wing Zero, while Heero had been using Talgeese III (Talgeese II being only piloted by Treize Kushrenada) appeared to be a hybrid of the Talgeese design with Epyon (gifted to him by Treize) after the Wing Gundam was disabled. Also, Heavyarms was upgraded with two heavy gatlings instead of one like the first model, and Sandrock was upgraded with longer and more powerful blades as well as space maneuverability, which was something the Sandrock lacked. The last two weren't as radical as the others' however.weaponry.
21st May '16 3:56:40 AM SuperFeatherYoshi
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* ArrangedMarriage: The marriage between [[spoiler:Wufei]] and [[PluckyGirl Meiran]] in the Episode Zero manga.

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* ArrangedMarriage: The marriage between [[spoiler:Wufei]] and [[PluckyGirl [[ActionGirl Meiran]] in the Episode Zero manga.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Wing Gundam's Buster Rifle is incredibly powerful but it can only fire three shots, or as many cells as the Buster Rifle is capable of carrying. Katoki's version has these 'gliders' that attach to Wing's arms during bird mode -- these gliders carry extra cells for the Buster Rifle. Wing Zero's Twin Buster rifle does not have this limitation however, due to it drawing power directly from the suit's own fusion reactor.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Wing Gundam's Buster Rifle is incredibly powerful but it can only fire three shots, or as many cells as the Buster Rifle is capable of carrying. Katoki's version has these 'gliders' that attach to Wing's arms during bird mode -- these gliders carry extra cells for the Buster Rifle. Wing Zero's Twin Buster rifle does not have this limitation however, due to it drawing power directly from the suit's own fusion reactor.
9th May '16 4:59:35 PM SuperFeatherYoshi
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** To be fair, both men have a strong sense of honor. Treize let him go because Wufei accepted his sword duel challenge, and then lost fair and square, when he could have easily smashed Treize's cabin just moments earlier. In Wufei's case, he likely wouldn't be able to live with himself had he killed Treize in such a cowardly way after having been beaten in a fair fight, further evidenced by his HeroicBSOD in episode 12.

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** To be fair, both men have a strong sense of honor. Treize let him go because Wufei accepted his sword duel challenge, and then lost fair and square, when he could have easily smashed Treize's cabin just moments earlier. In Wufei's case, he likely wouldn't be able to live with himself had he killed Treize in such a cowardly way after having been beaten in a fair fight, further evidenced by his HeroicBSOD in episode 12. Plus, Endless Waltz's novelization points out that if Treize was killed back then, OZ would have descended into chaos with its leader dead, escalating the conflict even further.
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