History Characters / MobileSuitZetaGundam

18th Jan '17 11:48:45 AM harotype
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* GenderFlip: Of Wong Lee, supposedly; Kamille refers to her as such that after she slapped him for seeming insubordination.

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* GenderFlip: Of Wong Lee, supposedly; Kamille refers to her as such that after she slapped him for seeming insubordination.
18th Jan '17 11:41:20 AM harotype
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* IdenticalStranger: It's never touched on but Haman looks like a purple haired version of Char's sister, Sayla. Which would make her romantic interest in him rather problematic.

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* IdenticalStranger: It's never touched on but Haman looks like a purple haired pink-haired version of Char's sister, Sayla. Which would make her romantic interest in him rather problematic.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: If the Tomino-penned sidematerials are to be believed, she was once a cheerful, sweet-natured GenkiGirl with a starry-eyed crush on the Red Comet. [[BreakTheCutie Then her father died and Char left, so she was put in charge of Axis...]]

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* UsedToBeASweetKid: If the Tomino-penned sidematerials are ''Char's Deleted Affair'' manga by the show's animation director is to be believed, she was once a cheerful, sweet-natured GenkiGirl with a starry-eyed crush on the Red Comet. [[BreakTheCutie Then her father died and Char left, so she was put in charge of Axis...]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple actually.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple Pink, actually.



* AnywhereButTheirLips: She's married. She's his old best friend. They're in public. With her kids. This is a kids' show. It's a relationship that's kept deliberately ambiguous -- Amuro gives her a meaningful kiss on the cheek when they separate in the series, which was re-animated into a close embrace and promoted in the Part I of the movie adaptation -- but still it's referred to in side materials and by everyone involved as "the kiss scene". [[WordofGod Except]] by Tomino, [[InsistentTerminology who disagrees]].
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: No, they don't, really. Frau and her current kids are alone, in danger and on the run; her son wants to go to war; she's married to one guy and in love with another and generally, her life is in turmoil. She chides Amuro that he "doesn't know anything about it", and says she needs to raise the child to be strong.

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* AnywhereButTheirLips: She's married. She's his old best friend. They're in public. With her kids. This is a kids' show. It's a relationship that's kept deliberately ambiguous -- Amuro gives her a A meaningful kiss on the cheek when they separate in the series, which was re-animated into from Amuro in-series or a close embrace and promoted in the Part I of the first movie adaptation -- but still it's referred to in side materials and by everyone involved as "the kiss scene". [[WordofGod Except]] by Tomino, [[InsistentTerminology who disagrees]].
* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: No, they don't, really. Frau and Frau's pregnancy is portrayed in a positive light, but it's certainly not doing anything to fix the rest of her current kids are alone, in danger and on the run; her son wants to go to war; she's married to one guy and in love with another and generally, her life is in turmoil.chaotic life. She chides Amuro that he "doesn't know anything about it", and says she needs to raise the child to be strong. As it happens, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse we never see the kid.]]
5th Jan '17 8:52:09 PM harotype
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* MeaningfulRename: Invoked twice by Amuro. First, he calls her "Frau Kobayashi" just to point out a) she's married, b) she's not married to ''him'', c) and she's married to '''Hayato''' -- all of which surprised the 1985 audience. In the following episode, he calls her "Frau Bow" again, like he did for ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' -- a sign that things are more the way they used to be, or that he [[ChildhoodFriend really just can't see]] her as anyone else.
5th Jan '17 1:23:56 PM harotype
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* BigDamnHeroes: Hitting the Asshimar with a precision-strike [[spoiler:''cargo freighter'']]. DoubleSubverted with Mirai and her children in New Hong Kong -- Amuro initially trying this just gets himself captured and them placed in jeopardy on a battlefield, but he ends up [[spoiler:saving a drowning Hathaway's life]] and getting everyone to safety, anyway.
4th Jan '17 2:07:20 PM harotype
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* {{Foil}}: She's almost a parody of Frau Bow, especially considering how they're shown in sequential episodes. They're both orphans from the One Year War with intense interest in Amuro, but Frau's wise, modest, motherly, helpful, stays off the battlefield, appeals to Amuro's better side, and despite her deep devotion to him, has other, major things in her life (she's also married, making her technically unavailable). Bel's childish, self-absorbed, sexually aggressive, baffled by Amuro's brooding and violent tendencies, jumps in fights and not only throws herself at Amuro but literally attaches to him for much of her screentime. They're contrasted in every possible way, and it'd be a MadonnaWhoreComplex if not for some more skillful characterization.

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* {{Foil}}: She's almost a parody of Frau Bow, especially considering how they're shown in sequential episodes. They're both orphans from the One Year War with intense interest in Amuro, but Frau's wise, modest, motherly, helpful, stays off the battlefield, appeals to Amuro's better side, and despite her deep devotion to him, has other, major things in her life (she's also married, making her technically unavailable). Bel's childish, self-absorbed, sexually aggressive, baffled by Amuro's brooding and violent tendencies, jumps in fights and not only throws herself at Amuro but literally attaches to him for much of her screentime. They're contrasted in every possible way, and it'd be a MadonnaWhoreComplex if not for some more skillful characterization.
4th Jan '17 1:48:24 PM harotype
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* BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: Hayato's the hardworking, well-meaning, simple, down-to-earth guy who married Frau to help her give three orphans a home and a family. Amuro's rich, famous, handsome, glamorous, dangerous, brooding and problematic. [[TragicMistake Then Hayato does something very, very stupid.]] And the show makes it clear her old best friend [[FirstLove Amuro's]] [[TragicFlaw got something to do with it]].



** He's also now Veronica for Frau with regards to Hayato. And then there's '''another''' switch.



* BettyAndVeronica: ''Is'' the Betty to Amuro's Archie, but her marriage to Hayato would not only make a relationship adulterous, but just plain hard. She's the more distant, "complicated" one.

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* BettyAndVeronica: ''Is'' the Betty to Amuro's Archie, Archie and Bel's Veronica, but her marriage to Hayato would not only make a relationship adulterous, but just plain hard. She's the more distant, "complicated" one.one.
** From a different triangle, it's Frau (Archie), Hayato (Betty), and Amuro (Veronica). Then there's yet ''another'' BettyAndVeronicaSwitch when Hayato gets insecure and [[spoiler:tragedy eventually happens]] (Amuro has, of course, been her childhood BFF all along).
1st Jan '17 6:07:24 PM harotype
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* RedOniBlueOni: Red to Quattro's Blue. [[BlatantLies Totally in keeping with their]] ColorMotifs. The same goes for Scirocco.



* TheChainsOfCommanding: Ultimately, in order to gain more power for the AEUG, Char is ultimately forced to compromise all of his personal principals; losing his ability to start over a new life as Quattro and [[spoiler: restoring the Zabi family to power.]]

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* TheChainsOfCommanding: Ultimately, in order to gain more power for the AEUG, Char is ultimately forced to compromise all of his personal principals; principles; losing his ability to start over a new life as Quattro and [[spoiler: restoring the Zabi family to power.]]



* ColorMotif: One guess, three letters. His uniform, his normal suit (though it's the same shade as his last one), and his first mobile suit all comply.



* OpenSecret: Quattro's true identity being Char. As explained below, if people aren't outright aware, they are extremely suspicious. [[TheRival Amuro]] is the only person who refuses to humor him on this and refers to him in Char in all of their conversations. When Haman Kahn officially "outs" Quattro as Char, Kamille snarks that at that point it's not much of a secret.

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* OpenSecret: Quattro's true identity being Char. As explained below, if people aren't outright aware, they are extremely suspicious. [[TheRival Amuro]] is the only person who refuses to humor him on this and refers to calls him in Char in all of their conversations. conversations (he does, however, do him the courtesy of referring to him as "Lt. Quattro" when speaking to ''other'' people). When [[{{Yandere}} Haman Kahn officially "outs" Karn]] openly names Quattro as Char, Kamille snarks that at that point it's not much of a secret.



* RedOniBlueOni: Blue to Kamille's Red. {{Irony}} turned UpToEleven. Red to Haman's Blue.



* SpoilerOpening: Even before it is explicitly confirmed in the story, the narrator always refers to Quattro as Char.

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* SpoilerOpening: Even before it is explicitly confirmed in the story, the narrator always refers to Quattro as Char. The ending credits don't even bother, either, just saying "Char Aznable".



* GroinAttack: Whips one out to drop a guy in a hostile situation in Hong Kong.



* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler: In the novelization of ''Char's Counterattack'', Bel is actually pregnant with Amuro's child.]]

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* %%* SomeoneToRememberHimBy: [[spoiler: In the novelization of ''Char's Counterattack'', Bel is actually pregnant with Amuro's child.]]
19th Dec '16 2:42:17 PM Discar
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* ChickMagnet: Amuro's [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], rich, and famous -- and Frau's [[OldFlame still in love with him]], Beltochika's now [[ClingyJealousGirl superglued to his arm trying to embody the "magnet" part]], and Stephanie [[LoveAtFirstPunch more-or-less tells Hayato to give him her number]]. Kamille even asks Four if she's "an Amuro fan", saying he'd be jealous. ([[AManIsNotAVirgin Way to go]], [[IncrediblyLamePun 0079]].)

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* ChickMagnet: Amuro's [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], rich, and famous -- and Frau's [[OldFlame still in love with him]], Beltochika's now [[ClingyJealousGirl superglued to his arm trying to embody the "magnet" part]], and Stephanie [[LoveAtFirstPunch more-or-less tells Hayato to give him her number]]. Kamille even asks Four if she's "an Amuro fan", saying he'd be jealous. ([[AManIsNotAVirgin Way (Way to go]], go, [[IncrediblyLamePun 0079]].)
18th Dec '16 11:01:09 AM harotype
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Frau teases Amuro about "still having a thing for Sayla". Aside from some never-specified in-show context (Amuro immediately changes the subject), that's either a ShoutOut to Tomino's ''completely different novel continuity'' of '''the last show''' (the only one where Amuro and Sayla are romantically involved. [[MediumAwareness Amuro doesn't want to talk about it because he]] [[spoiler:also dies]]), OR it's a CallBack to Sayla bringing up Amuro's feelings for Frau in a late episode of ''Mobile Suit Gundam'' -- and Amuro immediately changing the subject!
17th Dec '16 2:22:22 PM harotype
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* BettyAndVeronica: Looks and acts like the Veronica to Amuro, but she's actually the far more-easily available, "less complicated" one.


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* BettyAndVeronica: ''Is'' the Betty to Amuro's Archie, but her marriage to Hayato would not only make a relationship adulterous, but just plain hard. She's the more distant, "complicated" one.
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