History Anime / MobileSuitGundamWing

7th Nov '17 7:51:35 PM Kuruni
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* BusterPower: The Wing Gundam comes equipped with the Buster Rifle, which is a WaveMotionGun shrunk down to handheld (for a mecha) size. The Wing Zero does it one better, with the Twin Buster Rifle, which can fire at the same target for twice the damage or split apart and fired [[GunsAkimbo one in each hand]].
6th Nov '17 12:02:56 AM Kadorhal
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* ATeamFiring: Whenever Heero or any of the other Gundam pilots get a hold of an assault rifle or sub-machine gun and shoot at enemy soldiers, they never manage to kill them.
** Heck, the other side is similar. Is a massive waste of bullets without even land a hit from both sides, besides causing massive property damage.

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* ATeamFiring: Whenever Heero or any of the other Gundam pilots get a hold of an assault rifle or sub-machine submachine gun and shoot at enemy soldiers, they never manage to kill them.
** Heck,
them. [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy Not that the other side is similar. Is a massive waste of any better]]; every on-foot shootout in the series accomplishes absolutely nothing except wasting bullets without even land a hit from both sides, besides causing massive for property damage.



** After blowing up Field Marshal Noventa and his assistants, [[spoiler:Heero]] travels around the world looking for Noventa's family to atone for his sins. He gives each of them the opportunity to shoot him. Sylvia in particular, refuses to do it on the grounds that he's trying to take the easy way out by having her kill him.

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** After blowing up Field Marshal Noventa and his assistants, [[spoiler:Heero]] travels around the world looking for Noventa's family to atone for his sins. He gives each of them the opportunity to shoot him. Sylvia in particular, particular refuses to do it on the grounds that he's trying to take the easy way out by having her kill him.



*** "Machine Gun" is actually military slang for a warning shot (as in firing a machine gun over their heads to freak them out). It's a bit too obscure of a term for Wing's intended audience, however.

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*** "Machine Gun" is actually military slang for a warning shot (as in firing a machine gun over their heads to freak them out). It's a bit too obscure of a term for Wing's intended audience, however.however, especially at the time when the show aired.



-->'''Heero''': Mission accepted/complete.
-->'''Heero''': [[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]. ([[IneffectualDeathThreats Which he never does]].)

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-->'''Heero''': Mission accepted/complete.
-->'''Heero''':
accepted/complete.\\
'''Heero''':
[[IllKillYou I'll kill you]]. ([[IneffectualDeathThreats Which he never does]].)



* CharClone: Zechs Marquise serves as an embodiment of all three incarnations of the original Char in the span of a couple of years.

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* CharClone: Zechs Marquise serves as an embodiment of all three incarnations of the original Char in the span of a couple of years.years, though with a variation in that the ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char's Counterattack]]''-style BigBad run comes ''before'' the ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta]]''-style BigBrotherMentor bit.



** When Trowa used Wing, he held the buster rifle like an actual rifle instead of shooting it like a pistol like Heero usually does. He also dual wields the Taurus' default beam rifle and cannon. In Endless Waltz, his signature jump flip enabled Heero to identify him when using an enemy MS.

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** When Trowa used Wing, he held the buster rifle like an actual rifle instead of [[FiringOneHanded shooting it like a pistol pistol]] like Heero usually does. He also dual wields the Taurus' default beam rifle and cannon. In Endless Waltz, ''Endless Waltz'', his signature jump flip enabled Heero to identify him when using an enemy MS.MS, and his usual tactic of standing in place and unleashing MoreDakka let Duo identify him as well.
25th Oct '17 9:18:20 AM NativeJovian
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* BusterPower: The Wing Gundam comes equipped with the Buster Rifle, which is a WaveMotionGun shrunk down to handheld (for a mecha) size. The Wing Zero does it one better, with the Twin Buster Rifle, which can fire at the same target for twice the damage or split apart and fired [[GunsAkimbo one in each hand]].
25th Oct '17 7:18:49 AM Macsen
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* SarcasmMode: In the English dub, the way the narrator says "in the name of justice and peace" when referring to the Earth Sphere's take over of the Space Colonies in the original episode intro is dripping with sarcasm.
15th Sep '17 8:31:49 PM JudasZala
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** The Tallgeese being three time faster than the Aries is a reference to Char's Zaku being three times faster than a regular Zaku.
27th Aug '17 8:56:15 PM MMTrigger
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** 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.

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** 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, said Gundam being blown up to the delight of the masses, being beat up to cover up the reconstruction of Deathscythe and Altron, and generally every single time he screams "no" at something.


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** Lady Une's first attempts at stopping the Gundams drew this reaction from Treize. First she tried to have the ICBMs at St. Edwards base self-detonate, then tried to force the Gundams to surrender by threatening to blast the colonies with missiles.


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** For a given definition of evil, the five Gundam engineers drew the line at two things: [[spoiler:building the Wing Gundam Zero and the original Operation Meteor.]]
27th Aug '17 10:42:26 AM dungbootle
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In the year [[AlternativeCalendar After Colony 195]], the [[TheFederation United Earth Sphere Alliance]] rules the Earth Sphere (the Earth, the Moon, and all associated space colonies) with an iron fist by way of HumongousMecha known as Mobile Suits. [[LaResistance Rebellious elements]] within the Space Colonies decide to fight back by sending five [[SuperPrototype powerful Mobile Suits]] -- Gundams -- down to Earth so they can wreak havoc on the military forces.

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In the year [[AlternativeCalendar After Colony 195]], the [[TheFederation United Earth Sphere Alliance]] rules the Earth Sphere (the Earth, the Moon, and all associated space colonies) with an iron fist by way of HumongousMecha known as Mobile Suits. mobile suits. [[LaResistance Rebellious elements]] within the Space Colonies decide to fight back by sending five [[SuperPrototype powerful Mobile Suits]] mobile suits]] -- Gundams -- down to Earth so they can wreak havoc on the military forces.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While largely the same as the rest of the series, the first episode had a few odd moments such as Heero laughing when he shot down an enemy Mobile Suit.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: While largely the same as the rest of the series, the first episode had a few odd moments such as Heero laughing when he shot down an enemy Mobile Suit.mobile suit.



* HiddenDepths: When Treize isn't waxing poetical about the state of warfare, he's actually a very competent Mobile Suit designer, having designed Tallgeese II, Tallgeese III, Epyon and the Serpents.

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* HiddenDepths: When Treize isn't waxing poetical about the state of warfare, he's actually a very competent Mobile Suit mobile suit designer, having designed Tallgeese II, Tallgeese III, Epyon and the Serpents.



** The Romefeller Foundation, a secret league of aristocrats who funded the Alliance and plotted to take over the world. They had enough clout to form The Specials, an elite Mobile Suit corps that served as the front for OZ.

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** The Romefeller Foundation, a secret league of aristocrats who funded the Alliance and plotted to take over the world. They had enough clout to form The Specials, an elite Mobile Suit mobile suit corps that served as the front for OZ.



* ThemeNaming: Main characters are named after numbers, while most mass-produced Mobile Suits are named after Zodiac constellations. Not all names are direct; the HoverTank Tragos (Greek for "goat") is a stand-in for Capricorn, while the Gundam [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aesculapius/Asklepos]] from ''G-Unit'' represents the "13th constellation" Ophiuchus (Aesculapius is the man holding the serpent in the constellation[[note]] The ''serpent'' part of Ophiuchus is represented by the Serpent Mobile Suits from ''Endless Waltz''[[/note]]). The only constellation not represented in any of the original media is Sagittarius (which appears in ''Frozen Teardrop'' as a LandBattleship in the pre-Operation Meteor era).

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* ThemeNaming: Main characters are named after numbers, while most mass-produced Mobile Suits mobile suits are named after Zodiac constellations. Not all names are direct; the HoverTank Tragos (Greek for "goat") is a stand-in for Capricorn, while the Gundam [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Aesculapius/Asklepos]] from ''G-Unit'' represents the "13th constellation" Ophiuchus (Aesculapius is the man holding the serpent in the constellation[[note]] The ''serpent'' part of Ophiuchus is represented by the Serpent Mobile Suits mobile suits from ''Endless Waltz''[[/note]]). The only constellation not represented in any of the original media is Sagittarius (which appears in ''Frozen Teardrop'' as a LandBattleship in the pre-Operation Meteor era).



* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: The Tallgeese is an in-universe SuperPrototype from which all other Mobile Suit designs originated, but was deemed too dangerous for the pilot and became nothing more than a museum exhibit and collector's curiosity. When the Gundams start raising hell of all kinds, the bad guys decide to BreakOutTheMuseumPiece. The Tallgeese proves itself quite capable on the battlefield repeatedly afterwards with a good pilot inside it.
** The Wing Gundam Zero is a subversion in that in-universe its design is 15 years old, but the suit wasn't built until during the series because the engineers originally thought it was too dangerous to build. The plans instead were passed on to each of the scientists and each made modifications to form the 5 subsequent Gundams. Its first major battle pitted it against a pair of Mobile Suits built to surpass the original five Gundams and it was ultimately used against the Epyon, which was built based on combat data of the original five.

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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: The Tallgeese is an in-universe SuperPrototype from which all other Mobile Suit mobile suit designs originated, but was deemed too dangerous for the pilot and became nothing more than a museum exhibit and collector's curiosity. When the Gundams start raising hell of all kinds, the bad guys decide to BreakOutTheMuseumPiece. The Tallgeese proves itself quite capable on the battlefield repeatedly afterwards with a good pilot inside it.
** The Wing Gundam Zero is a subversion in that in-universe its design is 15 years old, but the suit wasn't built until during the series because the engineers originally thought it was too dangerous to build. The plans instead were passed on to each of the scientists and each made modifications to form the 5 subsequent Gundams. Its first major battle pitted it against a pair of Mobile Suits mobile suits built to surpass the original five Gundams and it was ultimately used against the Epyon, which was built based on combat data of the original five.



* WeAreStrugglingTogether: this happens a ''lot''. The five Gundam pilots have various allies but don't necessarily network, and OZ and the Alliance look exactly the same for a while because they use the same mobile suits. Consequently there is a great deal of friendly hostility going on, though at least the good guys are generally able to talk things out.

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* WeAreStrugglingTogether: this This happens a ''lot''. The five Gundam pilots have various allies but don't necessarily network, and OZ and the Alliance look exactly the same for a while because they use the same mobile suits. Consequently there is a great deal of friendly hostility going on, though at least the good guys are generally able to talk things out.
27th Aug '17 10:39:42 AM dungbootle
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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Glory of Losers'' can best be described as the TV series rewritten with full knowledge of all the After Colony stories. In Chapter 2 alone, we get Duo's ''Endless Waltz'' flashback, scenes from ''Episode Zero'', and Zechs' Leo was retconned into a prototype Leo named Greif, a pre-series mecha from ''Frozen Teardrop''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: ''Glory of Losers'' can best be described as the TV series rewritten with full knowledge of all the After Colony stories. In Chapter 2 alone, we get Duo's ''Endless Waltz'' flashback, scenes from ''Episode Zero'', and Zechs' Leo was retconned into a prototype Leo named Greif, a pre-series mecha mobile suit from ''Frozen Teardrop''.



** And not to mention the mooks on both sides dressing like [=WW1=] or [=WW2=] soldiers (or fighter pilots in the case of those using mecha).

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** And not to mention the mooks on both sides dressing like [=WW1=] or [=WW2=] soldiers (or fighter pilots in the case of those using mecha).mobile suits).



* EliteArmy[=/=]EliteMooks: The Specials (who received better equipment and training) was this to the regular Alliance. This caused a bit of [[InterserviceRivalry friction between the two groups]]. Despite this, OZ barely stood a chance against the Gundams. Eventually, OZ does develop more advanced mecha that prove to be more of a match.

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* EliteArmy[=/=]EliteMooks: The Specials (who received better equipment and training) was this to the regular Alliance. This caused a bit of [[InterserviceRivalry friction between the two groups]]. Despite this, OZ barely stood a chance against the Gundams. Eventually, OZ does develop more advanced mecha mobile suits that prove to be more of a match.
21st Aug '17 10:37:40 AM Macsen
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Hoo BOY. Well one of the reasons for the series rather complex morality is there are no real continued factions that last the entire show. The Gundams unlike other series are not connected to any governing body or a group. They are simply all guerrilla soldiers who at first aren't even technically on the same side. As such their enemies change from OZ to Romefeller and then finally the White Fang. As such the war is more between individuals who have their own points and faults.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Hoo BOY. Well one of the reasons for the series rather complex morality is there are no real continued factions that last the entire show. The Gundams unlike other series are not connected to any governing body or a group. They are simply all guerrilla soldiers who at first aren't even technically on the same side. As such their enemies change from OZ to Romefeller and then finally the White Fang. As such the war is more between individuals who have their own points and faults. At times, it's ''very'' easy to view the series from the perspective that ''the Gundam pilots themselves'' are the real evil.
11th Aug '17 11:20:53 PM JudasZala
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* FunWithAcronyms: The "ZERO" in ZERO System stands for "'''Z'''oning and '''E'''motional '''R'''ange '''O'''mitted". Meanwhile, the "Doll" Mobile Doll system stand for "'''D'''irect '''O'''perational '''L'''ead '''L'''abor".
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