History YMMV / MobileSuitGundam

7th Jan '17 11:56:53 PM DarkHunter
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Dozul Zabi during his death scene appeared to manifest a visibly sinister aura (which was even scarier looking in the TV series). Strangely enough, Dozul was one of the more likeable Zabis. He cared about his men and was a loving family man. Fans tend to interpret this as an aura of hatred. While he loved his country and his people, he hated everything the Federation stood for.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Dozul Dozle Zabi during his death scene appeared to manifest a visibly sinister aura (which was even scarier looking in the TV series). Strangely enough, Dozul Dozle was one of the more likeable Zabis. He cared about his men and was a loving family man. Fans tend to interpret this as an aura of hatred. While he loved his country and his people, he hated everything the Federation stood for.
5th Jan '17 9:25:59 AM 43110
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* CompleteMonster: [[TheEvilPrince Prince]] [[BigBad Gihren Zabi]] is the [[AristocratsAreEvil eldest]] [[NaziNobleman son]] of the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Zabi family]], ''[[DragonInChief de facto]]'' [[EvilChancellor dictator]] of the [[TheEmpire Principality of Zeon]], and the franchise's original CM. A cold, [[ManipulativeBastard Machiavellian]] personality who fully believes that DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, Gihren doesn't [[LackOfEmpathy care about anyone's lives]], including those of his own family members, and is willing to do anything to achieve WorldDomination. He takes [[ANaziByAnyOtherName being compared to]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as ''[[InsultBackfire a compliment]]'', turns his little brother's funeral into a political rally while the rest of his family looks on in horror, preaches a MasterRace philosophy (that he [[StrawHypocrite doesn't buy into himself]]), uses a ColonyDrop to exterminate vast swathes of earth's population, [[DeadlyGas deploys chemical weapons]] against the [[{{hypocrite}} very colonies he claims to be liberating]], and later {{Wave Motion Gun}}s ''[[SelfMadeOrphan his own]] [[{{Patricide}} father]]'' and [[BigGood General Revil]] into oblivion just so they won't reach an armistice, never displaying any emotions beyond self-satisfaction and contempt. When his sister [[BadassPrincess Kycilia]] ([[WeHaveReserves no]] [[TheBaroness angel]] [[EvilGenius herself]]) [[EvenEvilHasStandards confronts him about what he's done]], Gihren's [[SmugSnake sneeringly offhanded disregard]] for her anger cements his status as an utterly hollow [[TheSociopath psychopath]]. Had he won, he admits that he would have reduced the earth's population to less than a billion and kept it that way so that they could never rise up against him. Sidestories like ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'' and ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamThePlotToAssassinateGihren The Plot to Assassinate Gihren]]'' only add to his list of crimes--he was TheManBehindTheMan to MadScientist Ginias Sahalin and his [[WeaponsOfMassDestruction Apsalus Project]], and arranged (through his secretary, [[TheDragon Cecilia Irene]]) two elaborate false assassination plots with himself as the supposed victim in order to [[FrameUp frame Kycilia]] and [[WoundedGazelleGambit garner public support]] for clamping down on his political opposition. When Det. David Schiller became an UnwittingPawn in one of these schemes, he was [[UngratefulBastard rewarded]] by seeing his entire family (members of the anti-Zabi faction) imprisoned or executed. Decades after his introduction, Gihren remains the standard to which ''Gundam'''s other monsters aspire to.

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* CompleteMonster: [[TheEvilPrince Prince]] [[BigBad Gihren Zabi]] is the [[AristocratsAreEvil eldest]] [[NaziNobleman son]] of the [[BigScrewedUpFamily Zabi family]], ''[[DragonInChief de facto]]'' [[EvilChancellor dictator]] of the [[TheEmpire Principality of Zeon]], and the franchise's original CM. A cold, [[ManipulativeBastard Machiavellian]] personality who fully believes that DespotismJustifiesTheMeans, Gihren doesn't [[LackOfEmpathy care about anyone's lives]], including those of his own family members, and is willing to do anything to achieve WorldDomination. He takes [[ANaziByAnyOtherName being compared to]] UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler as ''[[InsultBackfire a compliment]]'', turns his little brother's funeral into a political rally while the rest of his family looks on in horror, preaches a MasterRace philosophy (that he [[StrawHypocrite doesn't buy into himself]]), uses a ColonyDrop to exterminate vast swathes of earth's population, [[DeadlyGas deploys chemical weapons]] against the [[{{hypocrite}} very colonies he claims to be liberating]], and later {{Wave Motion Gun}}s ''[[SelfMadeOrphan his own]] [[{{Patricide}} father]]'' and [[BigGood General Revil]] into oblivion just so they won't reach an armistice, never displaying any emotions beyond self-satisfaction and contempt. When his sister [[BadassPrincess Kycilia]] ([[WeHaveReserves no]] [[TheBaroness angel]] [[EvilGenius herself]]) [[EvenEvilHasStandards confronts him about what he's done]], Gihren's [[SmugSnake sneeringly offhanded disregard]] for her anger cements his status as an utterly hollow [[TheSociopath psychopath]]. Had he won, he admits that he would have reduced the earth's population to less than a billion and kept it that way so that they could never rise up against him. Sidestories like ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamThe08thMSTeam The 08th MS Team]]'' and ''[[Manga/MobileSuitGundamThePlotToAssassinateGihren The Plot to Assassinate Gihren]]'' only add to [[GreaterScopeVillain his list of crimes--he crimes]]--he was TheManBehindTheMan to MadScientist Ginias Sahalin and his [[WeaponsOfMassDestruction Apsalus Project]], and arranged (through his secretary, [[TheDragon Cecilia Irene]]) two elaborate false assassination plots with himself as the supposed victim in order to [[FrameUp frame Kycilia]] and [[WoundedGazelleGambit garner public support]] for clamping down on his political opposition. When Det. David Schiller became an UnwittingPawn in one of these schemes, he was [[UngratefulBastard rewarded]] by seeing his entire family (members of the anti-Zabi faction) imprisoned or executed. Decades after his introduction, Gihren remains the standard to which ''Gundam'''s other monsters aspire to.
21st Oct '16 6:38:44 PM dlchen145
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* EvilIsCool: Zeon gets a lot of love from the fanbase. And there is of course, Char Aznable. It would be hard for him to be a bigger dick. It would also be hard for him to be a bigger {{badass}}.

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* EvilIsCool: Zeon gets a lot of love from the fanbase. And there is of course, Char Aznable. It would be hard for him to be a bigger dick. It would also be hard for him to be a bigger {{badass}}.badass.
6th Sep '16 9:01:49 AM Kohdok
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**[[spoiler: Gihren Zabi's]] lifeless body bouncing softly against a video screen in zero gravity shortly after being shot through the head by [[spoiler: his sister, Kyscilia]]
30th Aug '16 11:38:40 AM Larkmarn
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* VindicatedByHistory: It's tough to believe that this show was cancelled early due to poor ratings. And it's now the progenitor of one of the most renowned franchises in anime history.
31st May '16 2:44:00 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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** The movie trilogy dub from the '90s, especially Bright's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zXQYsYwmxo inexplicable cockney accent]]. The TV series dub is considered to be a huge improvement.
31st May '16 2:34:47 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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** The infamous BrightSlap.

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** The infamous BrightSlap.[[GetAHoldOfYourselfMan Bright Slap]].



** Kai sipping coffee is a popular reaction image.

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** Kai [[https://ayatayatadit.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/kai1.jpg sipping coffee coffee]] is a popular reaction image.
31st May '16 2:32:35 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Ramba Ral]]

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* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler:Ramba Ral]]Ral]] and [[spoiler:Sleggar Law]] are two examples.
31st May '16 2:31:43 AM Trigger-of-Sorrow
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*** AAAAAAH!

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*** AAAAAAH![[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e8zUqP8yu4 AAAAAAH!]]


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** Kai sipping coffee is a popular reaction image.
12th May '16 11:32:18 PM drac0blade
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** It should be noted that ''Amuro himself'' initially thought this was disgusting, but was pressured into it by Kai and Hayato. It's apparently a combat pilot superstition that if a pilot gets into a relationship with a woman he must take an "Amulet" with him on missions or risk bringing misfortune and death on the entire squad. Though there's also the implication that Kai [[JerkAss is just making it up to screw with him]].
*** Actually, that tradition ''does'' exist, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fire_emblem_seisen_no_keifu/v03/c015/18.html like it's shown in another manga.]] Now, whether it's made of [[spoiler: pubic hair]] or not... ''that'' is, well, something else.

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** It should be noted that ''Amuro himself'' initially thought this was disgusting, but was pressured into it by Kai and Hayato. It's apparently a combat pilot superstition that if a pilot gets into a relationship with a woman he must take an "Amulet" with him on missions or risk bringing misfortune and death on the entire squad. Though there's also the implication that Kai [[JerkAss is just making it up to screw with him]].\n*** Actually, that tradition ''does'' exist, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/fire_emblem_seisen_no_keifu/v03/c015/18.html like it's shown in another manga.]] Now, whether it's made of [[spoiler: pubic hair]] or not... ''that'' is, well, something else.
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