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21st Aug '15 9:39:08 PM nombretomado
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** Not just the girls. Ichika's case is even worse. He needed to be confronted with the [[MobileSuitGundamUnicorn full frontal]] truth.

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** Not just the girls. Ichika's case is even worse. He needed to be confronted with the [[MobileSuitGundamUnicorn [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn full frontal]] truth.
15th Jul '15 9:37:52 AM Willbyr
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* I'm pretty sure it's a typical HaremAnime RuleOfFunny but when Yamada-sensei crash landed on Ichika in an IS suit, with force strong enough to create a crater, he not only survived, he somehow ended up ON TOP of Yamada-sensei in a ThanksForTheMammaries situation. [[LoveHina Keitaro]], eat your heart out.

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* I'm pretty sure it's a typical HaremAnime RuleOfFunny but when Yamada-sensei crash landed on Ichika in an IS suit, with force strong enough to create a crater, he not only survived, he somehow ended up ON TOP of Yamada-sensei in a ThanksForTheMammaries situation. [[LoveHina [[Manga/LoveHina Keitaro]], eat your heart out.
3rd Jun '15 10:21:48 AM Discar
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[[folder:Charles]]

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[[folder:Charles]]
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*** I call it denial. The girls ''want'' to believe Charles is a boy.
*** That makes so much sense...
*** Not just the girls. Ichika's case is even worse. He needed to be confronted with the [[MobileSuitGundamUnicorn full frontal]] truth.

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*** ** I call it denial. The girls ''want'' to believe Charles is a boy.
*** ** That makes so much sense...
*** ** Not just the girls. Ichika's case is even worse. He needed to be confronted with the [[MobileSuitGundamUnicorn full frontal]] truth.



-->'''Chifuyu:''' So, apparently there's a new male IS pilot, from France. He's transferring here.
-->'''Board:''' Really?
-->'''Chifuyu:''' Yes. Oh, and he apparently has his own personal doctor, so he won't need to go to the school nurse for a physical or anything.
-->'''Board:''' So...she's a spy?
-->'''Chifuyu:''' Obviously. Let's put her with my brother. He has a way with women.

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-->'''Chifuyu:''' --->'''Chifuyu:''' So, apparently there's a new male IS pilot, from France. He's transferring here.
-->'''Board:''' Really?
-->'''Chifuyu:'''
here.\\
'''Board:''' Really?\\
'''Chifuyu:'''
Yes. Oh, and he apparently has his own personal doctor, so he won't need to go to the school nurse for a physical or anything.
-->'''Board:'''
anything.\\
'''Board:'''
So...she's a spy?
-->'''Chifuyu:'''
spy?\\
'''Chifuyu:'''
Obviously. Let's put her with my brother. He has a way with women.




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*** Stomach breathing. You breathe with your diaphragm instead of using your ribcage

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*** ** Stomach breathing. You breathe with your diaphragm instead of using your ribcage



*** Especially since she doesn't seem to mind having Chifuyu as a sister-in-law...

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*** ** Especially since she doesn't seem to mind having Chifuyu as a sister-in-law...



*** Actually, [[{{Handwave}} that was explained]] right after he crash-lands. The IS produces a shield that prevents the pilot from being harmed while wearing it. In other words, having the shield seems to give the pilot a form of NighInvulnerability.
*** I was refering to the incident in ep 5 where Yamada sensei lost control and crash-landed on top of him...which also somehow resulted in ThanksForTheMammary.
**** He still had his personal IS storage widget on, so he might have been protected then too. That and/or Maya intentionally positioned herself so she'd take the brunt of it as she was on the bottom after the dust settled.
* I'll be the first to admit I laughed pretty hard during [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the Cinderella play]], but "[[BlatantLies the weapons are made out of safe materials]]" my ass! Ling was throwing those knives with enough force to embed into concrete pillars and Cecilia's rifle made mincemeat out of a thick wooden door! Not to mention that big ol' ball right out of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' took down an entire tower. It was enough to start making me a little worried about Ichika's well-being there.
** In the comics Ichika is FULLY aware of this. And its the reason why he doesn't make any romantic advances. Because if he does then it means that the rest of his harem would go fully Tsunsdere overdrive and try to kill him. Heck look at the last episode of season one.

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*** ** Actually, [[{{Handwave}} that was explained]] right after he crash-lands. The IS produces a shield that prevents the pilot from being harmed while wearing it. In other words, having the shield seems to give the pilot a form of NighInvulnerability.
*** ** I was refering referring to the incident in ep 5 where Yamada sensei lost control and crash-landed on top of him...which also somehow resulted in ThanksForTheMammary.
**** ** He still had his personal IS storage widget on, so he might have been protected then too. That and/or Maya intentionally positioned herself so she'd take the brunt of it as she was on the bottom after the dust settled.
* I'll be the first to admit I laughed pretty hard during [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the Cinderella play]], but "[[BlatantLies the weapons are made out of safe materials]]" my ass! Ling was throwing those knives with enough force to embed into concrete pillars and Cecilia's rifle made mincemeat out of a thick wooden door! Not to mention that big ol' ball right out of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' took down an entire tower. It was enough to start making me a little worried about Ichika's well-being there.
** In the comics Ichika is FULLY aware of this. And its the reason why he doesn't make any romantic advances. Because if he does then it means that the rest of his harem would go fully Tsunsdere overdrive and try to kill him. Heck look at the last episode of season one.



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* I'll be the first to admit I laughed pretty hard during [[CrowningMomentOfFunny the Cinderella play]], but "[[BlatantLies the weapons are made out of safe materials]]" my ass! Ling was throwing those knives with enough force to embed into concrete pillars and Cecilia's rifle made mincemeat out of a thick wooden door! Not to mention that big ol' ball right out of ''Raiders of the Lost Ark'' took down an entire tower. It was enough to start making me a little worried about Ichika's well-being there.
** In the comics Ichika is FULLY aware of this. And its the reason why he doesn't make any romantic advances. Because if he does then it means that the rest of his harem would go fully Tsunsdere overdrive and try to kill him. Heck look at the last episode of season one.

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*** That is assuming they explode when destroyed. Nuclear weapons nowdays have a very careful set of procedures to arm and detonate it. If the detonation sequence is not completed, it won't blow up.

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*** ** That is assuming they explode when destroyed. Nuclear weapons nowdays have a very careful set of procedures to arm and detonate it. If the detonation sequence is not completed, it won't blow up.



*** Black Box tech doesn't exist. The "Black Box" is just a way of deliberately hiding code so no one else can see it.

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*** ** Black Box tech doesn't exist. The "Black Box" is just a way of deliberately hiding code so no one else can see it.



*** That and the fact that it's the writer's excuse for surrounding Ichika with lots of women, it's a Harem Anime after all.
*** ...so much wrong with that. I'm just gonna start with: It's not peace and love. It's basically a Cold War. If any country starts using IS suits for combat, everyone else is going to do the same. Note the Black Rabbits, Laura's military IS squad...despite the fact that using them for war is completely illegal. These things are under a decade old, it's just that no one wants to be the first to break the treaty. But when someone does, everyone else will be ready.
*** The use of IS is just like the situation of the JDF (before the change of policy). Using it for war is prohibited but every country can maintain an IS force to deter and defend against armed aggression involving IS. Most IS are national property under the control of the military; the IS champion tournaments are mostly fought between military test pilots. If you read the manga, you will see Rin in military uniform press her superior to let her come to the Academy.

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*** ** That and the fact that it's the writer's excuse for surrounding Ichika with lots of women, it's a Harem Anime after all.
*** ...** ...so much wrong with that. I'm just gonna start with: It's not peace and love. It's basically a Cold War. If any country starts using IS suits for combat, everyone else is going to do the same. Note the Black Rabbits, Laura's military IS squad...despite the fact that using them for war is completely illegal. These things are under a decade old, it's just that no one wants to be the first to break the treaty. But when someone does, everyone else will be ready.
*** ** The use of IS is just like the situation of the JDF (before the change of policy). Using it for war is prohibited but every country can maintain an IS force to deter and defend against armed aggression involving IS. Most IS are national property under the control of the military; the IS champion tournaments are mostly fought between military test pilots. If you read the manga, you will see Rin in military uniform press her superior to let her come to the Academy.



*** Yes, because Tabane always tells the truth.

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*** ** Yes, because Tabane always tells the truth.



*** I get the feeling that Chifuyu isn't ''allowed'' to use an IS anymore.

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*** ** I get the feeling that Chifuyu isn't ''allowed'' to use an IS anymore.



*** Thanks, and how did she get in anyways without Charles/[[spoiler:Charlotte]] noticing?
*** Considering Char's ShipperOnDeck tendencies towards Laura/Ichika, it's quite possible they switched rooms for the night. It's not made clear (in the anime, at least), when they found a new room for Char.
*** Charl was probably already switched to another room, and Laura's probably had military training in stealth so sneaking into his room without any notice shouldn't be very difficult for her.


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*** ** Thanks, and how did she get in anyways without Charles/[[spoiler:Charlotte]] noticing?
*** ** Considering Char's ShipperOnDeck tendencies towards Laura/Ichika, it's quite possible they switched rooms for the night. It's not made clear (in the anime, at least), when they found a new room for Char.
*** ** Charl was probably already switched to another room, and Laura's probably had military training in stealth so sneaking into his room without any notice shouldn't be very difficult for her.




*** But the question still remains; what is the purpose of the academy, and why are they training teenagers of all people to use such dangerous weapons?
*** It was stated in the novels that the students are expected to have professions related to the military or government after they graduate. Besides wouldn't it be common sense to maintain a place where new potential pilots can be found and trained?
*** And they simply trained their new potential pilots under their own governments and military because...?
*** Because Tabane and/or the Alaska treaty said they had to send any potential pilots there, or they don't get an IS, perhaps with the end of middle school as the agreed upon testing period. Many countries begin vocational training at the high school level.

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*** ** But the question still remains; what is the purpose of the academy, and why are they training teenagers of all people to use such dangerous weapons?
*** ** It was stated in the novels that the students are expected to have professions related to the military or government after they graduate. Besides wouldn't it be common sense to maintain a place where new potential pilots can be found and trained?
*** ** And they simply trained their new potential pilots under their own governments and military because...?
*** ** Because Tabane and/or the Alaska treaty said they had to send any potential pilots there, or they don't get an IS, perhaps with the end of middle school as the agreed upon testing period. Many countries begin vocational training at the high school level.



*** Not so much, since we got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Bodewig this guy]].

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*** ** Not so much, since we got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Bodewig this guy]].



[[folder: Oddities in the season 2 finale]]

While it was nice to see some much needed-action this season, there was a lot of odd stuff that happened in this episode.

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[[folder: Oddities in [[folder:Train and the season 2 finale]]

While it was nice to see some much needed-action this season, there was a lot of odd stuff that happened in this episode.
Bomb]]




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* Are they ''ever'' going to explain those bizarre visions Ichika has? This is the second time he's had them and it makes even less sense than the first, especially considering this is an anime-original episode.
** It is becoming increasingly clear the woman he sees in the visions is apparently the ''Byakushiki'' itself. Since Volume 8 seems to hint that [[spoiler: I.S.'s have a "biological component" as evidenced by Chifuyu's speculations on Chloe.]]

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* Are they ''ever'' going to explain those bizarre visions Ichika has? This is the second time he's had them and it makes even less sense than the first, especially considering this is an anime-original episode.
** It is becoming increasingly clear the woman he sees in the visions is apparently the ''Byakushiki'' itself. Since Volume 8 seems to hint that [[spoiler: I.S.'s have a "biological component" as evidenced by Chifuyu's speculations on Chloe.]]


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* Are they ''ever'' going to explain those bizarre visions Ichika has? This is the second time he's had them and it makes even less sense than the first, especially considering this is an anime-original episode.
** It is becoming increasingly clear the woman he sees in the visions is apparently the ''Byakushiki'' itself. Since Volume 8 seems to hint that [[spoiler: I.S.'s have a "biological component" as evidenced by Chifuyu's speculations on Chloe.]]

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25th Jun '14 12:47:22 PM AzelfBlast
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*** Black Box tech doesn't exist. The "Black Box" is just a way of deliberately hiding code so no one else can see it.




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**It breaks the most basic law of computer science: Computers do not do anything unless told to do so. So, she would have to have programmed this whole thing on purpose.
20th May '14 10:27:20 AM HallowHawk
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*** Nit so much, since we got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Bodewig this guy]].

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*** Nit Not so much, since we got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Bodewig this guy]].
5th May '14 3:05:50 AM ReiKusanagi
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*** He still had his personal IS storage widget on, so he might have been protected then too.

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*** **** He still had his personal IS storage widget on, so he might have been protected then too.too. That and/or Maya intentionally positioned herself so she'd take the brunt of it as she was on the bottom after the dust settled.
14th Apr '14 6:16:27 AM HallowHawk
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*** Nit so much, since we got [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Bodewig this guy]].
18th Mar '14 1:22:20 PM EldritchCyber
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** For Infinite Stratos' premise to hold up at all, it is a necessary condition that a single unassisted human: simultaneously developed at least five separate impossible sci-fi technologies (hammerspace, energy weapons, passive inertia canceling, force fields, and propulsion) in the present day; miniaturized and vastly improved a slew of existing technology, particularly robotics and computers; integrated them into a mech-suit which obsoletes literally ALL other military hardware, ever; completely prevented any of the above technology from being reverse-engineered (the most anyone else can do is tweak her mostly-complete creations), despite drawing the undivided focus of most of the civilized world, so that the technology exists exclusively for use in IS units; flawlessly engineered and averted an international crisis to make a mockery of the combined accomplishments of said civilized world; all culminating in her making society her personal bitch, period. She then used her newfound power to set up a romantic comedy scenario for her little sister and that little sister's childhood friend. That is exactly why Ichika is the only guy who can use an IS. It is in the viewer's best interest to remain blissfully ignorant of this fact. If ignorance is impossible, acceptance and suffering in silence are the only solution, because it ''is'' the foundation on which the entire story is built.

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** For Infinite Stratos' premise to hold up at all, it is a necessary condition that a single unassisted human: simultaneously developed at least five separate impossible sci-fi technologies (hammerspace, energy weapons, passive inertia canceling, force fields, and propulsion) in the present day; miniaturized and vastly improved a slew of existing technology, particularly robotics and computers; integrated them into a mech-suit which obsoletes literally ALL other military hardware, ever; completely prevented any of the above technology from being reverse-engineered (the most anyone else can do is tweak her mostly-complete creations), despite drawing the undivided focus of most of the civilized world, so that the technology exists exclusively for use in IS units; flawlessly engineered and averted an international crisis to make a mockery of the combined accomplishments of said civilized world; all culminating in her making society her personal bitch, period. She then used her newfound power to set up a romantic comedy scenario for her little sister and that little sister's childhood friend. That is exactly why Ichika is the only guy who can use an IS. It is in the viewer's best interest to remain blissfully ignorant of this fact. If ignorance is impossible, acceptance and suffering in silence are the only solution, because it ''is'' the foundation on which the entire story is built.
18th Mar '14 1:21:01 PM EldritchCyber
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** For this series' premise to hold up at all, it is a necessary condition that a single unassisted human: simultaneously developed at least five separate impossible sci-fi technologies (hammerspace, energy weapons, passive inertia canceling, force fields, and propulsion) in the present day; miniaturized and vastly improved a slew of existing technology, particularly robotics and computers; integrated them into a mech-suit which obsoletes literally ALL other military hardware, ever; completely prevented any of the above technology from being reverse-engineered (the most anyone else can do is tweak her mostly-complete creations), despite drawing the undivided focus of most of the civilized world, so that the technology exists exclusively for use in IS units; flawlessly engineered and averted an international crisis to make a mockery of every prior achievement of said civilized world; all culminating in her making society her personal bitch, period. She then used her newfound power to set up a romantic comedy scenario for her little sister and that little sister's childhood friend. That is exactly why Ichika is the only guy who can use an IS. It is best for the enjoyment of this series to remain blissfully ignorant of this fact. If ignorance is impossible, acceptance and suffering and silence are the only solution, because it ''is'' the foundation on which the entire story is built.

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** For this series' Infinite Stratos' premise to hold up at all, it is a necessary condition that a single unassisted human: simultaneously developed at least five separate impossible sci-fi technologies (hammerspace, energy weapons, passive inertia canceling, force fields, and propulsion) in the present day; miniaturized and vastly improved a slew of existing technology, particularly robotics and computers; integrated them into a mech-suit which obsoletes literally ALL other military hardware, ever; completely prevented any of the above technology from being reverse-engineered (the most anyone else can do is tweak her mostly-complete creations), despite drawing the undivided focus of most of the civilized world, so that the technology exists exclusively for use in IS units; flawlessly engineered and averted an international crisis to make a mockery of every prior achievement the combined accomplishments of said civilized world; all culminating in her making society her personal bitch, period. She then used her newfound power to set up a romantic comedy scenario for her little sister and that little sister's childhood friend. That is exactly why Ichika is the only guy who can use an IS. It is in the viewer's best for the enjoyment of this series interest to remain blissfully ignorant of this fact. If ignorance is impossible, acceptance and suffering and in silence are the only solution, because it ''is'' the foundation on which the entire story is built.
18th Mar '14 10:05:30 AM EldritchCyber
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** It already contradict itself. Take a look at some of those missiles, they are short range ones. The only ones capable of traveling such distance would ICBMs and perhaps guided missiles. The ones White Knight was destroying were just some small ones which should NOT be able to even reach Japan even if they were shot from or Korea not to mention the other side of planet.

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** It already contradict itself. Take a look at some of those missiles, they are short range ones. The only ones capable of traveling such distance would ICBMs [=ICBMs=] and perhaps guided missiles. The ones White Knight was destroying were just some small ones which should NOT be able to even reach Japan even if they were shot from or Korea not to mention the other side of planet.



** Two thousand missiles vs. one IS seems very lopsided, but slightly less so if the ICBMs were not armed with nuclear warheads. Non-nuclear ICBMs are being designed by the U.S. military, so in this slightly more futuristic setting it's possible countries have developed a stockpile of these. If the ICBMs were nuclear, than this is inexcusable, as not even an IS could survive a single nuclear blast (whose temperature can exceed the core of the sun).

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** Two thousand missiles vs. one IS seems very lopsided, but slightly less so if the ICBMs [=ICBMs=] were not armed with nuclear warheads. Non-nuclear ICBMs [=ICBMs=] are being designed by the U.S. military, so in this slightly more futuristic setting it's possible countries have developed a stockpile of these. If the ICBMs [=ICBMs=] were nuclear, than this is inexcusable, as not even an IS could survive a single nuclear blast (whose temperature can exceed the core of the sun).
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