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13th Oct '15 7:15:53 PM DarkHunter
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* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: The S and Ex-S Gundams both appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' as cameo units. Incomplete sprites for all the major mecha in ''Gundam Sentinel'' can be found in the game data of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'' and its sequel. Developer Banpresto has never explained why it was cut, but for years fans blamed their absence on account of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' (which was confirmed to be a last-minute addition to ''Alpha 3'').
29th Jan '15 10:25:57 AM advent_child
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'''Gundam Sentinel''' is a photonovel series, one of many Franchise/{{Gundam}} side-stories taking place in the Universal Century timeline. Written by veteran Masaya Takahashi, it takes place during the final phase of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and the early stages of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' in UC 0088. The story shows TheFederation's efforts to stop an insurrection by elite Federation officers, former Titans calling themselves the New Desides. What's noteworthy about ''Sentinel'' is the debut of prolific mechanical designer Hajime Katoki, the artist behind other iconic Gundams in the franchise such as the [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V2 Assault Buster Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero Custom]] and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]. ''Sentinel'' is regarded as one of the most well known Gundam side-stories to have been published, and is usually noted by fans as being one of the most mature stories in the franchise.

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'''Gundam Sentinel''' is a photonovel series, one of many Franchise/{{Gundam}} ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' side-stories taking place in the Universal Century timeline. Written by veteran Masaya Takahashi, it takes place during the final phase of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and the early stages of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' in UC Universal Century 0088. The story shows TheFederation's the efforts of TheFederation to stop an insurrection by elite Federation officers, former Titans [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Titans]] calling themselves the New Desides. "New Desides". "Task Force Alpha", formed by a conglomerate of Federation soldiers, [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Anti-Earth Union Group and Karaba]] veterans, equipped with some of the most advanced [[AMechByAnyOtherName mobile suits]] of the era, is sent to quell the uprising.

What's noteworthy about ''Sentinel'' is the debut of prolific mechanical designer Hajime Katoki, the artist behind other iconic Gundams in the franchise such as the [[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam V2 Assault Buster Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Wing Gundam Zero Custom]] and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn Gundam Unicorn]]. ''Sentinel'' is regarded as one of the most well known Gundam ''Gundam'' side-stories to have been published, and is usually noted by fans as being for having one of the most mature stories plots in the franchise.



* AliceAllusion: ALICE is the AI installed on the S Gundam, and 'she' gradually gains self-awareness over the story.
* {{BFG}}, WaveMotionGun: FAZZ's hyper mega beam launcher, Z Plus and S Gundam's Beam Smartguns. The Z'od-iacok, a Mobile Armor over 200 meters in length, splits down the middle to reveal an absurdly huge beam cannon.
* CivilWar: The New Decides are Titans remnants & sympathisers, who're later joined by a Federation fleet that was supposed to help bring them to heel.
* CombiningMecha: The S-Gundam has a core fighter system and two other flying components, much like the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]].
* DecoyProtagonist: Ryo is TheHero, but ALICE gets much more CharacterDevelopment...and is the one who actually saves the day.
* TheFederation: Actually being proactive for once!
* FaceHeelTurn: TheFederation sends a reinforcement fleet to Task Force Alpha. Said fleet commander, Admiral Brian Aeno, chooses to help the New Desides instead.
* FunWithAcronyms: '''Ex'''traordinary '''S'''uperior (Ex-S) Gundam. But that can't compare to "'''A'''dvance '''L'''ogistic & '''I'''nconsequence '''C'''ognizing '''E'''quipment (ALICE).
* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The Ex-S Gundam was included as a first print-run {{DLC}} unit for ''Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost''; it has no pilot for reasons which remain vague and unspecified, but presumably tie into the legal issues surrounding the two versions of the story.

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* AliceAllusion: ALICE "ALICE" is the AI artificial intelligence installed on in the MSA-0011 S Gundam, and 'she' "she" gradually gains self-awareness over the story.
* {{BFG}}, WaveMotionGun: FA-010A FAZZ's hyper mega beam launcher, "Hyper Mega Beam Launcher", MSZ-006A1 Z Plus and S Gundam's Beam Smartguns. "Beam Smartguns". The AMA-100 Z'od-iacok, a Mobile Armor [[AMechByAnyOtherName mobile armor]] over 200 meters in length, splits down the middle to reveal an absurdly huge beam cannon.
* CivilWar: The New Decides are Titans remnants & sympathisers, and sympathizers, who're later joined by a Federation fleet the Tenth Divisional Fleet that was supposed to help bring them to heel.
assist Task Force Alpha.
* CombiningMecha: The S-Gundam S Gundam has a core fighter system and two other flying components, much like the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]].
* DecoyProtagonist: Ryo Roots is TheHero, but ALICE gets much more CharacterDevelopment...and is CharacterDevelopment [[spoiler:and the one who actually saves the day.
day]].
* TheFederation: Actually being proactive for once!
* FaceHeelTurn: TheFederation sends a reinforcement fleet to Task Force Alpha. Said The Tenth Divisional Fleet; said fleet commander, Admiral Brian Aeno, chooses to help the New Desides after a New Desides representative approaches and convinces him to turn {{Heel}}, instead.
* FunWithAcronyms: MSA-0011(Ext) '''Ex'''traordinary '''S'''uperior (Ex-S) Gundam. But Gundam, but that can't compare to "'''A'''dvance '''L'''ogistic & '''I'''nconsequence '''C'''ognizing '''E'''quipment '''E'''quipment" (ALICE).
* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The Ex-S Gundam was included as a first print-run {{DLC}} DownloadableContent unit for ''Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost''; it has no pilot for reasons which remain vague and unspecified, but presumably tie ties into the legal issues issue surrounding the two versions of the ''Gundam Sentinel'' story.



* {{Interquel}}: Although ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' has already started by the time of this story.
* LightningBruiser: The Gundam Mk-V is so fast that it nearly kills its ace pilot Brave Cod the first time he uses. That aside with it Brave becomes a OneManArmy and single-handily wipes out over a dozen mobile suits before Ryu and ALICE finally bring him down.
* MechaExpansionPack: It's this story that really introduces the concept into the Franchise/{{Gundam}} world. The S Gundam has a booster variant, the Ex-S Gundam is basically a stronger S, and the Deep Striker Gundam is the S with so many boosters, fuel tanks, guns, shield generators, and sensor packs added on, it's no longer humanoid, and barely recognizable. The FAZZ is this to the ZZ Gundam, and there's a Zeta Plus variant with heavy boosters attached.
** In fact, the FAZZ has so much extra armor and weaponry that it can no longer transform/combine. Accounts differ on whether the core ZZ Gundam is still able to split up after jettisoning the armor or if it's custom-built as one piece for added stability.
** On the opposite side, the Xeku Ein has at least 3 different mission configurations.
* PunnyName: The villains of the story are a new group of anti-colony soldiers. In the Universal Century, colonies are grouped into clusters called "Sides" - hence, New Desides (De-Sides).
** And then there's the Ex-S Gundam, which set the new gold standard in ridiculously overbuilt mecha designs.
* ShoutOut: Members of New Desides are based on Shinsengumi. And [[TheHero Ryo Roots]] is based on ''Ryo''ma Saka''moto'' (='base', 'root').
* SuperPrototype: Played with - the FAZZ and Zeta Plus Mobile Suits are essentially production versions of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]].
** The FAZZ was made as a testbed for the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]]'s Full Armor parts, before Judau got them in that series. In a subversion, the ''parts'' do work as planned, but because the MS itself was gutted for cost purposes (leaving out the FA parts' Anti-Beam Coating, for example), it's a worse unit overall. All three get destroyed on the moon.
** The Zeta Plus, on the other hand, saw considerable service (mostly out of the spotlight) as a good, useful MS. The main S Gundam pilots even use them as trainer units, since they weren't given access to it at the time.

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* {{Interquel}}: Although ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Gundam ZZ]]'' ''Gundam ZZ'' has already started by the time of this story.
''Gundam Sentinel'' begins.
* LightningBruiser: The ORX-013 Gundam Mk-V is so fast that it nearly kills its ace pilot New Desides AcePilot Brave Cod the first time he uses. uses it. That aside with it aside, the mobile suit allows Brave becomes to become a OneManArmy and OneManArmy, single-handily wipes wiping out over a dozen Task Force Alpha mobile suits suits, ''including'' their three FAZZ units, before Ryu and ALICE in the Ex-S Gundam finally bring him down.
* MechaExpansionPack: It's this This story is the one that really introduces the concept into the Franchise/{{Gundam}} world. franchise. The S Gundam has a booster variant, the Ex-S Gundam is basically a stronger S, and the Deep "Deep Striker Gundam Gundam" is the S with so many boosters, fuel tanks, guns, shield generators, and sensor packs added on, it's no longer humanoid, and it barely looks humanoid and recognizable. The FAZZ is this to the MSZ-010 ZZ Gundam, and there's alongside a Zeta Plus variant with heavy boosters attached.
** In fact, the FAZZ has so much extra armor and weaponry that it can no longer transform/combine. Accounts differ on whether the core ZZ Gundam is still able to split up after jettisoning the its armor or if it's custom-built as one piece for added stability.
** On the opposite side, the RMS-141 Xeku Ein Eins has at least 3 different mission configurations.
* PunnyName: The villains of the story are a new group of anti-colony soldiers. In the {{Portmanteau}}: Overlaps with PunnyName; in Universal Century, space colonies are grouped into clusters called "Sides" - hence, New Desides (De-Sides).
** And then there's
come from the words "'''de'''cision" and "dis'''sid'''ent".
** The
Ex-S ("excess") Gundam, which set the a new gold standard in ridiculously overbuilt mecha mechanical designs.
* ShoutOut: Members All members of New Desides are based on Shinsengumi. And [[TheHero Ryo Roots]] is based on ''Ryo''ma Saka''moto'' (='base', 'root').
TheShinsengumi.
* SuperPrototype: Played with - the FAZZ and Zeta Plus Mobile Suits are essentially production versions of the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]] Gundam and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]].
Gundam, respectively.
** The FAZZ was made as a testbed for the ZZ's "Full Armor" parts, before [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ ZZ Gundam]]'s Full Armor parts, before Judau Ashta]] got them in that series. In a subversion, the ''parts'' parts do work as planned, but because the MS unit itself was gutted for cost purposes (leaving out the FA Full Armor parts' Anti-Beam Coating, "Anti-Beam Coating", for example), it's a worse considered an inferior unit overall. All to the ZZ. The fact all three get are destroyed on the moon.
by Brave Cod says something about this.
** The Zeta Plus, on the other hand, saw considerable service (mostly out of the spotlight) as a good, useful MS. unit. The main S Gundam pilots even use them as trainer training units, since they weren't given access to it at the time.



* ThemeNaming: Most of the characters are named after historical figures from the Bakamatsu period of Japanese history. The naming tends to follow a specific pattern: the first name is translated directly into English while the surname is an English homophone of a portion of the original Japanese name(for example, Isami Kondo -> Brave Cod).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The only active female character is ALICE - and even she's S Gundam's AI without humanoid appearance.
* TransformingMecha: The EX-S transforms into a massive spacecraft.
** As the model kits reveal, this is actually done by linking the two fighters formed by the S Gundam with all the excess boosters, similar to the G-Fortress mode of the Gundam Double Zeta.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: The S and Ex-S Gundams both appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' as cameo units. Incomplete sprites for all the major mecha can be found in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'' and ''3''[='s=] game data; Banpresto has never explained why it was cut, but for years fans blamed ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' (which was confirmed to be a last-minute addition to ''Alpha 3'').

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* ThemeNaming: Most of the characters are named after historical figures from the Bakamatsu period of Japanese history. The naming tends to follow a specific pattern: pattern - the first name is translated directly into English while the surname is an English homophone of a portion of the original Japanese name(for name (for example, Isami Kondo -> Brave Cod).
Cod; ''Ryo''ma Saka''moto'' -> Ryo Roots ("moto" means "base" or "root" in Japanese)).
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The Played with; the only active female character is ALICE - ALICE, and even then she's S Gundam's merely an AI without a humanoid appearance.
* TransformingMecha: The EX-S Ex-S transforms into a massive spacecraft.
** As the model kits reveal, this is actually done by linking the two fighters formed by the S Gundam with all the excess boosters, similar to the G-Fortress mode of the Gundam Double Zeta.
ZZ.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: The S and Ex-S Gundams both appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' as cameo units. Incomplete sprites for all the major mecha in ''Gundam Sentinel'' can be found in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 2'' and ''3''[='s=] the game data; data of ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha 2]]'' and its sequel. Developer Banpresto has never explained why it was cut, but for years fans blamed their absence on account of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' (which was confirmed to be a last-minute addition to ''Alpha 3'').
8th Jan '15 8:04:26 AM WildGoose
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* CivilWar: The New Decides are Titans remnants.

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* CivilWar: The New Decides are Titans remnants.remnants & sympathisers, who're later joined by a Federation fleet that was supposed to help bring them to heel.



* FaceHeelTurn: TheFederation send reinforce fleet to Task Force Alpha. Said fleet commander, Admiral Brian Aeno, choose to help New Decides instead.

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* FaceHeelTurn: TheFederation send reinforce sends a reinforcement fleet to Task Force Alpha. Said fleet commander, Admiral Brian Aeno, choose chooses to help the New Decides Desides instead.



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:ALICE ejects the 3-person core fighter to save her pilots, then shoots down the New Deside's shuttle and the remaining Z'oon with a single shot. Then S Gundam explodes in Earth's atmosphere.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:ALICE ejects the 3-person core fighter to save her pilots, then shoots down the New Deside's Desides shuttle and the remaining Z'oon with a single shot. Then S Gundam explodes in Earth's atmosphere.]]
12th Dec '14 6:58:17 PM astrakhan
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** In fact, the FAZZ has so much extra armor and weaponry that it can no longer transform/combine. Accounts differ on whether the core ZZ Gundam is still able to split up after jettisoning the armor or if it's custom-built as one piece for added stability.
12th Aug '14 10:54:44 AM LinTaylor
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* ThemeNaming: Most of the characters are named after historical figures from the Bakamatsu period of Japanese history. The names tend to use the formula "Given name = direct Japanese-to-English translation, surname = part of the Japanese name changed to a close English homophone" (for example, Isami Kondo -> Brave Cod).

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* ThemeNaming: Most of the characters are named after historical figures from the Bakamatsu period of Japanese history. The names tend naming tends to use follow a specific pattern: the formula "Given first name = direct Japanese-to-English translation, is translated directly into English while the surname = part is an English homophone of a portion of the original Japanese name changed to a close English homophone" (for name(for example, Isami Kondo -> Brave Cod).
12th Aug '14 10:50:25 AM LinTaylor
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* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: Gundam Sentinel will make its debut in ''Full Boost'' and its PS3 port, with the Ex-S Gundam.

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* VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: The Ex-S Gundam Sentinel will make its debut in ''Full Boost'' was included as a first print-run {{DLC}} unit for ''Gundam Extreme Vs. Full Boost''; it has no pilot for reasons which remain vague and its PS3 port, with unspecified, but presumably tie into the Ex-S Gundam.legal issues surrounding the two versions of the story.



* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: The S and Ex-S Gundams both appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' as cameo units. Several years after its release, fans hacked ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'' and found half-completed sprites for ''Sentinel'', leading to the theory that it was going to be in but was removed to make room for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''.
** Hacking of Alpha 2 also shows the same incomplete data which shows that Seed was probably intend to be in alpha 2 and that Sentinel was removed earlier on the line.

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* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: The S and Ex-S Gundams both appeared in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars4'' as cameo units. Several years after its release, fans hacked Incomplete sprites for all the major mecha can be found in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha 3'' 2'' and found half-completed sprites for ''Sentinel'', leading to the theory that ''3''[='s=] game data; Banpresto has never explained why it was going cut, but for years fans blamed ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' (which was confirmed to be in but was removed a last-minute addition to make room for ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''.
** Hacking of Alpha 2 also shows the same incomplete data which shows that Seed was probably intend to be in alpha 2 and that Sentinel was removed earlier on the line.
''Alpha 3'').
25th Jul '14 1:12:10 PM ashlay
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* GundamVSSeries: Gundam Sentinel will make its debut in ''Full Boost'' and its PS3 port, with the Ex-S Gundam.

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* GundamVSSeries: VideoGame/GundamVsSeries: Gundam Sentinel will make its debut in ''Full Boost'' and its PS3 port, with the Ex-S Gundam.
18th Jul '14 1:42:02 PM Dracoblade
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* HumongousMecha: It's part of the {{franchise/{{Gundam}} series, so yeah.

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* HumongousMecha: It's part of the {{franchise/{{Gundam}} Franchise/{{Gundam}} series, so yeah.
18th Jul '14 1:41:23 PM Dracoblade
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* HumongousMecha: It's part of the franchise/{{Gundam}} series, so yeah.

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* HumongousMecha: It's part of the franchise/{{Gundam}} {{franchise/{{Gundam}} series, so yeah.
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