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18th May '16 3:28:17 AM WolfThunder
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Generally, Gundam works are WarIsHell stories, detailing humans who remained on Earth and those who moved out to [[SpaceStation space colonies]] orbiting the planet starting WorldWarWhatever over rights, resources, and other decidedly real world issues. At some point after the war's start, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ends up FallingIntoTheCockpit of the newest [[SuperPrototype Gundam]] when TheEmpire attacks their [[DoomedHometown hometown]]. The teenager soon proves themselves to be AcePilot, and has to help TheFederation defeat TheEmpire. Along the way, the teen suffers untold mental trauma, as friends, family members, and various other people they care about become casualties of the ongoing conflict. [[AMechByAnyOtherName Mobile Suits]] are thus portrayed as [[RealRobot mass-produced machines of war similar to planes or tanks]]. There's also generally a [[TheRival rival]] who wears a mask and pilots a [[RedOnesGoFaster red]] HumongousMecha. And the hero will receive a MidSeasonUpgrade.

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Generally, Gundam works are WarIsHell stories, detailing humans who remained on Earth and those who moved out to [[SpaceStation space colonies]] orbiting the planet starting WorldWarWhatever over rights, resources, and other decidedly real world issues. At some point after the war's start, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ends up FallingIntoTheCockpit of the newest [[SuperPrototype Gundam]] when TheEmpire attacks their [[DoomedHometown hometown]]. The teenager soon proves themselves to be an AcePilot, and has to help TheFederation defeat TheEmpire. Along the way, the teen suffers untold mental trauma, as friends, family members, and various other people they care about [[AnyoneCanDie become casualties of the ongoing conflict.conflict]]. [[AMechByAnyOtherName Mobile Suits]] are thus portrayed as [[RealRobot mass-produced machines of war similar to planes or tanks]]. There's also generally a [[TheRival rival]] who wears a mask and pilots a [[RedOnesGoFaster red]] HumongousMecha. And the hero will receive a MidSeasonUpgrade.
23rd Apr '16 10:26:28 AM NativeJovian
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* HeroesPreferSwords: Whilst their enemies often get more exotic melee weapons, the hero's suit ''will'' have a beam sabre or two. {{Averted | Trope}} again in ''Iron-Blooded Orphans'' where the main Gundam pilot prefers massive blunt weaponry over a blade.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Whilst their enemies often get more exotic melee weapons, the hero's suit ''will'' have a beam sabre or two. {{Averted | Trope}} again in ''Iron-Blooded Orphans'' where the main Gundam pilot prefers massive blunt weaponry over a blade.
23rd Apr '16 4:04:53 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* HeroesPreferSwords: Whilst their enemies often get more exotic melee weapons, the hero's suit ''will'' have a beam sabre or two.

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* HeroesPreferSwords: Whilst their enemies often get more exotic melee weapons, the hero's suit ''will'' have a beam sabre or two. {{Averted | Trope}} again in ''Iron-Blooded Orphans'' where the main Gundam pilot prefers massive blunt weaponry over a blade.



* MoeAnthropomorphism: MS Girl is originator of Mecha Musume.

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* MoeAnthropomorphism: MS Girl is originator of the Mecha Musume.
7th Apr '16 7:39:15 AM Mhazard
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* AceCustom: Any mobile suit, if not a MookMobile or being piloted by a {{Mook}}, is often one.
28th Mar '16 3:02:10 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* FrickingLaserBeams: Every story of the franchise, [[AvertedTrope with the exception of]] ''Iron-Blooded Orphans'' would have lots of beam-based weaponry, used by either a mobile suit, a mobile armor, or a CoolStarship.
16th Mar '16 9:45:00 AM Willbyr
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'''Gundam''' is a [[LongRunners long running]] series of HumongousMecha {{Anime}} shows started by YoshiyukiTomino in 1979, TropeMaker for the RealRobot genre, and basically the Japanese equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Gundam is a [[CashCowFranchise veritable merchandising empire]], encompassing manga, {{OVA}}s, video games, plastic models, toys, theme park rides and a racing team sponsorship. Its works include:

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'''Gundam''' is a [[LongRunners long running]] series of HumongousMecha {{Anime}} shows started by YoshiyukiTomino Creator/YoshiyukiTomino in 1979, TropeMaker for the RealRobot genre, and basically the Japanese equivalent of ''Franchise/StarTrek''. Gundam is a [[CashCowFranchise veritable merchandising empire]], encompassing manga, {{OVA}}s, video games, plastic models, toys, theme park rides and a racing team sponsorship. Its works include:






While works continue to be set in the "Universal Century" [[TheVerse verse]] established in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', the franchise also has over a dozen [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]] that allow the franchise to delve into other genres, such as SuperRobot fighting tournaments, ToBeAMaster modeling competitions, and SavingTheWorld HeroicFantasy.

Lore-wise, the Gundam series (particularly the original Universal Century timeline) are notable for the remarkably consistent fictional technology; in UC, this is based on the original [[MinovskyPhysics Minovsky Particle]]. Also notable is the presence of Newtypes, who are essentially [[PsychicPowers psychics]] akin to "[[StarWars Jedi]] in [[HumongousMecha giant robots]]". Newtypes, or some SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, appear in most Gundam shows.

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While works continue to be set in the "Universal Century" [[TheVerse verse]] established in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', the franchise also has over a dozen [[AlternateContinuity Alternate Continuities]] {{Alternate Continuit|y}}ies that allow the franchise to delve into other genres, such as SuperRobot fighting tournaments, ToBeAMaster modeling competitions, and SavingTheWorld HeroicFantasy.

Lore-wise, the Gundam series (particularly the original Universal Century timeline) are notable for the remarkably consistent fictional technology; in UC, this is based on the original [[MinovskyPhysics Minovsky Particle]]. Also notable is the presence of Newtypes, who are essentially [[PsychicPowers psychics]] {{psychic|Powers}}s akin to "[[StarWars "[[Franchise/StarWars Jedi]] in [[HumongousMecha giant robots]]". Newtypes, or some SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, appear in most Gundam shows.









* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: Works within the ''{{Gundam}}'' universe are typically given a long-form title ''Mobile Suit Gundam [Title]'', which is shortened to simply, ''Gundam [Title]'' in most usage; eg, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' is called ''Zeta Gundam'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' is called ''Gundam Seed''. They occasionally mix things up a bit (eg, ''G Gundam'''s full title is ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', since the MotionCaptureMecha used by the heroes in that series are [[AMechByAnyOtherName called mobile fighters]] as opposed to conventionally-piloted mobile suits), and works with especially long titles may have more than just "Mobile Suit" cut from the short version (eg, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' is usually rendered as just ''Char's Counterattack'').

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* OfficiallyShortenedTitle: Works within the ''{{Gundam}}'' ''Gundam'' universe are typically given a long-form title ''Mobile Suit Gundam [Title]'', which is shortened to simply, ''Gundam [Title]'' in most usage; eg, ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' is called ''Zeta Gundam'', and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' is called ''Gundam Seed''. They occasionally mix things up a bit (eg, ''G Gundam'''s full title is ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', since the MotionCaptureMecha used by the heroes in that series are [[AMechByAnyOtherName called mobile fighters]] as opposed to conventionally-piloted mobile suits), and works with especially long titles may have more than just "Mobile Suit" cut from the short version (eg, ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' is usually rendered as just ''Char's Counterattack'').



* PsychicChildren: Pretty much every ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' universe, with the exceptions of ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' prominently feature many youngsters with psychic powers of one kind or another, most of whom end up getting turned into as ChildSoldiers because of them.
* PsychicPowers: Newtypes and their various [[{{Expy}} Expies]] from other timelines.

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* PsychicChildren: Pretty much every ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' ''Gundam'' universe, with the exceptions of ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' and ''Anime/TurnAGundam'' prominently feature many youngsters with psychic powers of one kind or another, most of whom end up getting turned into as ChildSoldiers because of them.
* PsychicPowers: Newtypes and their various [[{{Expy}} Expies]] {{Exp|y}}ies from other timelines.



* TheRemnant: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] in the Universal Century continuity. The Principality of Zeon is defeated in the One Year War, but the various Neo Zeon factions continue to be the standard villain for most of the later UC series, with their last holdouts only falling in 0123; ''Unicorn'''s adversaries get bonus points for being TheRemnant of ''another'' Remnant.

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* TheRemnant: [[ExaggeratedTrope Exaggerated]] {{Exaggerated|Trope}} in the Universal Century continuity. The Principality of Zeon is defeated in the One Year War, but the various Neo Zeon factions continue to be the standard villain for most of the later UC series, with their last holdouts only falling in 0123; ''Unicorn'''s adversaries get bonus points for being TheRemnant of ''another'' Remnant.


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27th Feb '16 10:35:18 PM Willbyr
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* {{Canon}}: ''Gundam'' has an unusual take on this, partly because the Western definition of "canon" in regards to fiction doesn't exist in Japan. All animated works are considered "official", while [[ExpandedUniverse everything else]] is "non-official". This means that the various contradictory AlternateContinuity works (namely, the TV shows and their CompilationMovie remakes) are equally "canon", while some non-animated works like ''CrossboneGundam'' are "non-canon" despite being praised for their quality and attention to not mucking up the timeline. This makes it ''completely impossible'' to come up with any kind of "one true version" of events: see ContinuitySnarl below.

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* {{Canon}}: ''Gundam'' has an unusual take on this, partly because the Western definition of "canon" in regards to fiction doesn't exist in Japan. All animated works are considered "official", while [[ExpandedUniverse everything else]] is "non-official". This means that the various contradictory AlternateContinuity works (namely, the TV shows and their CompilationMovie remakes) are equally "canon", while some non-animated works like ''CrossboneGundam'' ''Crossbone Gundam'' are "non-canon" despite being praised for their quality and attention to not mucking up the timeline. This makes it ''completely impossible'' to come up with any kind of "one true version" of events: see ContinuitySnarl below.
24th Feb '16 5:26:59 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' are only TV series that are totally devoid of a princess (or a princess-in-exile, or the daughter of an important official, be it government or a scientist) in a major and/or supporting role.

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* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'' and ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'' are only TV series that are totally devoid of a princess (or a princess-in-exile, or the daughter of an important official, be it government or a scientist) in a major and/or supporting role. And it's not uncommon for said character to be the [[ShipTease love interest]] for a major character, either[[note]]Of all the Gundam characters this trope applies to, there is only ONE who is not a love interest for a character in the show she appears in - Kycillia Zabi[[/note]].
21st Feb '16 11:09:50 PM NativeJovian
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* HoverSkates: Mecha can often move this way, even if they can't out-and-out fly with their thrusters. Some mecha are explicitly designed for it, most notably the Dom from various Universal Century works.
13th Feb '16 12:19:00 PM NativeJovian
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* {{Bishonen}}: Having downright ''pretty'' guys (more often than not, the protagonists themselves) is a hallmark for the series; despite (most of them) being hardened soldiers, they're quite effete and lithe.

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* {{Bishonen}}: Having downright ''pretty'' guys (more often than not, including the protagonists themselves) is has been a hallmark for the series; despite (most series since about ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing]]''. Despite most of them) them being hardened soldiers, they're quite effete and lithe.which doesn't typically lend itself toward that sort of thing.



* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Series Naming]]: Almost all of the Gundam TV series (as well as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', which was ''[[ExecutiveMeddling intended]]'' as a TV series) are named after one of the protagonist's mobile suits. Averted in later Gundam series like ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', which doesn't contain a Seed Gundam and instead refer to the concept of the SEED factor.

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* [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming Idiosyncratic Series Naming]]: Almost IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Not individual episodes, but almost all of the Gundam TV series (as well as ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', which was ''[[ExecutiveMeddling intended]]'' as a TV series) are named after one of the protagonist's mobile suits. Averted in later The only exceptions so far are ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' (named for the series like ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'', which doesn't contain a Seed Gundam SuperMode) and instead refer to ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans Iron-Blooded Orphans]]'' (named for the concept protagonists, rather than any of the SEED factor.their mecha).
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